Very Good. Item #6921
Portland: Thomas B. Wait, 1805. Slim octavo; contemporary black sheep-backed marbled boards, gilt spine; viii,84pp. Boards and leather rather rubbed with some brief loss of paper to upper cover, preliminaries quite foxed, else Near Very Good, internally Near Fine.
Didactic poem first published in 1744, the year the author traveled to Leiden to earn a medical degree. This edition issued by Thomas Baker Wait, the publisher of Maine's first newspaper, the Falmouth Gazette (1785). SHAW & SHOEMAKER 7842.