Lot 3 of 455:
Poem on the American Revolution, 1780  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Poems Fit for a Bishop; Which Two Bishops will Read. An American Prayer. Address to Religion. Saul at Endor, an Ode. Inscription in Memory of the Earl of Chatham.
Author:
Place:
London
Publisher:
Printed for J. Almon
Date:
1780
Description:

[2], 13 pp. Bound without the half-title. (4to) 26x20 cm (10x8"), handsomely bound in modern brown half calf and marbled boards, spine with gilt lettering. First Edition. 

A finely bound volume of four poems, one notably on the American Revolution, entitled "An American Prayer, For the Year 1777," a 15-stanza poem of four lines each on the dread of war and the hope for peace. Sabin attributes the poem to a Mr. Ellison; that attribution is not made elsewhere. Sabin 63615.

 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Small oval duplicate stamp of the Theological Institute of Connecticut on the title-page, lightly foxed; very good copy.
 
Item number:
295005a
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