Good +. Item #8242
Troy, NY: Printed and Sold by the Rensselaer Book-Store, by Wright, Goodenow, & Stockwell, 1806. First American Edition. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's full sheep, gilt-ruled spine; xi,,286,pp. Leather quite dry, and subsequently rubbed and chipped at extremities including shallow losses at spine ends, front joint cracked but just holding, some faint surface scratches, lacking free endpapers, toning to early leaves where exposed to leather, else a Good to Very Good, internally sound copy.
Stated first American appearance of Butler's lengthy satirical poem penned during the English Civil Wars, though only appearing after the violence had ended.
[SHAW & SHOEMAKER 10078].