The Death of Abel: in Five Books; attempted from the German of Mr. Gessner by Mary Collyer [bound with: The Death of Cain]. Salomon Gessner, Mary Collyer.
The Death of Abel: in Five Books; attempted from the German of Mr. Gessner by Mary Collyer [bound with: The Death of Cain]
The Death of Abel: in Five Books; attempted from the German of Mr. Gessner by Mary Collyer [bound with: The Death of Cain]

The Death of Abel: in Five Books; attempted from the German of Mr. Gessner by Mary Collyer [bound with: The Death of Cain]

New York: S. Campbell, 1794. Hardcover. 237, [3], 98 p.: frontispiece; 14 cm. Signatures: A-U6; A-H6 I6(-I2-6) (12mo). Contemporary calf with modern archival spine and hinge repair. Remains of gilt-tooled spine label with title: Cain and Abel. Two unnumbered pages of publisher's advertisements follow text. Early Am. Imprints, ser. I (Evans), 27049; Rosenbach, Children's Books, 174. Bound with: Mary Collyer's The Death of Cain: in Five Books; After the Manner of The Death of Abel by a Lady (New York: S. Campbell, 1794). Published anonymously; attributed to Mary Collyer by Halkett & Laing. Early Am. Imprints, ser. I (Evans) 26858. Former owners' inscriptions on front endpapers and title page of The Death of Cain for Samuel Worrall (1806) and Lydia Worrall (1809). Extremely scarce. The Death of Cain lacks final 20 pages (pp. 99-119); otherwise in Good Condition: cover is worn; lacking 3x2 cm. of frontispiece; pp. xi-xii is detached but present; lower corner of pp. 191-92 (Abel) lacking, with minimal loss of text; generally light soiling; a few pages have heavier finger soiling. Good. Item #003374

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