Boston: Published by Wells & Lilly, 1816. First edition thus. 12mo, contemporary full sheep with multiple decorative blind-rolled ornaments, 72 pages. Some light browning to the edges of the text block (evidently offset from the binding); fragile sheep somewhat rubbed, with the corners a bit chipped; a very good copy. Item #19326
“Twin Carolinas, through your forests green, / In sixteen hundred sixty three began, / Where none but savage foot had ever been, / The new-born empire of the cultur’d man.” The English schoolmaster’s mnemonic chronological verses here brought up to date for American school children by an unknown American author. The clumsy ornamentation to the boards has a certain rough and ready charm. Sabin 98395; American Imprints 39654.