Poems by C. Churchill [provenance: Paul Sleman Clark]. Charles Churchill.
Poems by C. Churchill [provenance: Paul Sleman Clark]

Poems by C. Churchill [provenance: Paul Sleman Clark]

New York: James Rivington, 1768. Hardcover. 2 volumes: Vol. 1: [4], 369, [3] p.; v. 2: [4], 330, [2], xlviii p.; 22 cm. Original black leather spines with plain green boards. Red paper labels with printed spine titles and volume numbers. Pages are untrimmed. Made up of sheets of the 3rd London edition (1766) with new title pages and a list of American subscribers. Advertised by James Rivington as "this day published" in the New York Gazette & Weekly Mercury, Nov. 21, 1768. Bristol suggests that the list of subscribers "was probably printed in New York for Rivington." With a half-title to each volume. Errors in paging: v. 1, p. 302 misnumbered 102; v. 2, p. 281, 297 misnumbered 182, 279. Early American Imprints, 1st series, 41875; Bristol, B2911; Shipton & Mooney, 41875. Contents: v. 1. The Rosciad -- The Apology -- Night -- The Prophecy of Famine -- An Epistle to William Hogarth -- The Ghost; v. 2. The Conference -- The Author -- The Duellist -- Gotham -- The Candidate -- The Farewell -- The Times -- Independence -- Fragment of Journey. "Names of the subscribers" (v. 2, p. i-lvi) are chiefly people in Maryland and Virginia, although also includes people in Philadelphia, Delaware, South Carolina, and other British colonies. Both volumes have bookplate of Paul Sleman Clark on front fixed endpaper. Round armorial stamp reading Clark on back free endpaper of vol. 1. Signature trimmed off at head of vol. 2 title page. In Good Condition: leather is rubbed and splitting; joints weak; front board of vol. 2 largely detached; scattered light foxing; occasional light soiling; text blocks are solid; vol. 2 is lacking last 8 pages of subscribers' list (from the middle of the Ts), back endpapers, and back board (which has been replaced with white board). Good. Item #002333

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