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AMERICAN POEMS SELECTED AND ORIGINAL. Vol 1. (the only volume published; also known as "The Litchfield Anthology")

By: Smith, Elihu (editor)

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Litchfield, Collier and Buell: [1793]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 860

Condition: Good


12mo (4¾” x 7½”). pp. 304; list of subscribers [305-310]; and errata [311]. Collated and complete*. Contemporary mottled calf with gilt ruling to the spine. This copy has the printer's monogram device on the title page and the two blank leaves following [A4] as does the AAS copy.The first substantial anthology of American poetry that includes works by John Trumbull, William Dunlap, Timothy Dwight, Joel Barlow, William Livingston, Philip Freneau and Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton. Morton, a federalist era woman poet, was known by her contemporaries as the "American Sappho", and ma... View more info