THE POETICAL WORKS OF...CONTAINING M'FINGAL, A MODERN EPIC POEM, REVISED AND CORRECTED ... THE PROGRESS OF DULNESS; AND A COLLECTION OF POEMS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS...
1820 · Hartford
by Trumbull, John
Hartford: Printed for Samuel G. Goodrich, 1820. Two volumes. 177;235pp. Large octavo. Original paper boards, untrimmed, printed spine label on second volume, lacking from first volume. Portrait, engraved titles, and plates. Some light but persistent spotting to boards, first spine somewhat chipped, some foxing, but a reasonably good set - a neatly and properly deaccessioned institutional duplicate, with bookplates bearing small release stamps (ex- Hillhouse/Betts collections). First edition. As with some other copies examined by BAL, this copy of the first volume has a small printed slip with a list of sales agents tipped before the printed title. With the ownership signature on the first printed title of James Hillhouse, most likely that of Connecticut poet James Hillhouse (1789-1841), but bearing similarities as well to that of his father, the Yale abolitionist James Hillhouse (1754- 1832) -- in either case, a meaningful association. BAL 20547. WEGELIN 1177. (Inventory #: WRCLIT56795)