Poems On Various Subjects but Chiefly Illustrative Of The Events and Actors In The American War Of Independence
Philip Freneau

London: John Russell Smith, 1861. First UK edition First UK edition and first of any of Freneau's works to be printed in the UK. Octavo in pebbled pale violet cloth with spine lettered in gilt. 362 pp. Except for the 1861 Smith imprint title page and the introduction ofr this volume, an exact reisue of the 1786 Philadelphia first printing. A tight, very good copy, chipping to the spine extemities and a bit of spine fade. Minor spilitting along the upper front outer hinge and a bit along the rear gutter foot. Philip Freneau (1752-1832), a commentator, newspaper editor and writer, was known as "The Poet Of The American Revolution". (BAL 6455, Sabin 25900) Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: E22698)


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