Select Reviews, and Spirit of the Foreign Magazines; by E. Bronson, and Others. Enos Bronson.
Select Reviews, and Spirit of the Foreign Magazines; by E. Bronson, and Others
Select Reviews, and Spirit of the Foreign Magazines; by E. Bronson, and Others

Select Reviews, and Spirit of the Foreign Magazines; by E. Bronson, and Others

Philadelphia: Hopkins and Earle, 1809. 3 volumes, 1 leaf of a plate: engraved portrait of Mirza Aboo al Hassan, envoy of the King of Persia; 22 cm. Contemporary half calf with six spine compartments between double gilt rules. Red leather label in second compartment of each volume with gilt-tooled title. Marbled paper over boards. All page edges yellow. "From the Lorenzo Press of E. Bronson." Vol. 3 has vol. 4 title page with imprint stating "Published by Edward Earle, corner of Chesnut and Fourth Streets." Title pages state sold by Mathew Carey in Philadelphia and a variety of other booksellers in other cities in the United States. Small oval paper label in first compartment of each volume with very faint handwritten number. Bookplate on front fixed endpaper of each volume indicating that the volumes were given to the Belles Lettres Society of Dickinson College in 1851 by Mrs. Judge Reed, Carlisle, Pa. No other library markings. Vol. 1 contains, as bound: issues of Jan. 1809, and Jan. and Feb. 1810, with no volume title page. Vol. 2 contains, as bound, vol. 2 title page, table of contents, index, and: April, July, Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec. 1809. Vol. 3 contains title page, table of contents, and index for vol. 3, and: July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec. 1810. Only volumes 1-8 were published, from 1809 to 1812. The printer, Enos Bronson (1774-1823), published the Gazette of the United States from 1801 to 1804; with Elihu Chauncey, he published The United States' Gazette for the Country from 1804 to 1818. Select Reviews consisted primarily of reviews of recently published material, taken from other publications. It also contained some original material (including an obituary of Miriam Gratz), poetry, and advertisements for American and British publishers. In Very Good Condition: leather is rubbed; 6.5-cm. tear from fore-edge of vol. 2 title page, with loss at fore-edge, not impacting printing; faint dampstain on a few pages of vol.1; ink stain extending through about 30 pages of vol. 2; occasional foxing; solid copy of this scarce publication. Very Good. Item #003783

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