Poems, Written Between the Years 1768 & 1794.

Monmouth (NJ): Printed at the press of the author, at Mount-Pleasant, near Middletown-Point, 1795. First edition. Hardcover. Philip Morin Freneau [1752 – 1832] was an American poet, nationalist, polemicist, sea captain and early American newspaper editor sometimes called the "Poet of the American Revolution". Through his newspaper, the National Gazette, he was a strong critic of George Washington and a proponent of Jeffersonian policies. (wikipedia dot com)

The only edition of Freneau's poetry printed by Freneau himself, on his own press, and the only full length book to come from this short lived New Jersey press. (Felcone, Printing in New Jersey) Numerous typographical errors and mis-paginations, some of which were corrected by stop-press alterations, resulting in slight differences between copies.

BAL 6445, 1st edition. 8vo, x-xv, 456pp, period brown calf with original black spine label. Signed by R.H. Rose on title page & James Patet on the half title, which is slightly mis printed. Front board detached but present, lacking back board. Pages toned with some notes/corrections in margins. Sold as is. Fair. Item #20008

Price: $200.00

See all items in POETRY
See all items by