Philadelphia: Printed by Francis & Robert Bailey, 1796. . 8vo in half sheets, original paper-covered gray boards rebacked and expertly resewn in signatures; new paper spine label. All edges uncut, but opened; occasional foxing; pp. 104 and 105 heavily stainedÑwine? Evans 29373 and Sabin 6617. Institutionally very common, but scarce in trade.Ownership notation on front free endpaper: "James Pollard's Book | Presented by James Turner | in 1803". We have not been able to identify either of these gentlemen.Pages 281-284 (actually pp. 241-244) contain a list of subscribers which includes Hamilton and Madison and seven "Patriotic Editors of Newspapers who encouraged this Work by Publishing its Proposals.Puglia was an Italian-born pamphleteer who also wrote under the pseudonym of Quick Sliver. He dedicated his comedy "The Embargo" to Thomas Jefferson, but it seems never to have been performed. (Inventory #: 2400)
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