A Poem, Delivered in Taunton, September 16th, A. D. 1807, at the Anniversary Election of the Philandrian Society.

Boston: Belcher & Armstrong, Printers, 1807. First edition. Removed pamphlet (retained the original wrappers), 8.75 x 5.5 inches, 19, [1] pages. Last few leaves lightly but largely damp-stained, with some light wear and soiling; a very good copy. Item #19393

Occasional verses delivered before this fraternal secret society, with reference to the novel as literary trash, the follies of free thought (Godwin and Paine and Hume are all handled rather roughly) as well as the heterodox controversies of contemporary religious sects: “To poor Jemima, balk’d in her design, / Or Anna Lease, who taught the dance divine”—these each explained in footnotes as Jemima Wilkinson (the Public Universal Friend) and “The Elect Lady Among the Shakers,” i.e. Mother Ann Lee. Stoddard & Whitesell 835; American Imprints 12102. Neat ink ownership signature dated 1903 on the verso of the title.

Price: $150.00

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