Brattleboro': William Fessenden, 1805. Very Good. Item #25943
Brattleboro': William Fessenden, 1805. First American Edition. 12mo; full contemporary calf, gilt-ruled spine; iv,-352pp. Light scuffing to leather extremities, lacking spine label and endpapers, dark dampstaining to margins of first twenty and final ten leaves, 20th century ownership rubberstamp to front pastedown; nevertheless, a Very Good, still quite attractive and sound copy.
Lengthy religious poem first published in London in 1793. The author, Elhanan Winchester (1751-1797), was a leading figure of the early American universalist movement and had traveled from Philadelphia to London after the American Revolution to preach.
SHAW & SHOEMAKER 9748; WEGELIN 1210; STODDARD 801.