Select Poems, Containing Religious Epistles, &c. Occasionally written On Various Subjects: To which is now added, The History of Elijah and Elisha. John Fry.
Select Poems, Containing Religious Epistles, &c. Occasionally written On Various Subjects: To which is now added, The History of Elijah and Elisha

Select Poems, Containing Religious Epistles, &c. Occasionally written On Various Subjects: To which is now added, The History of Elijah and Elisha

London: James Phillips, 1783. Hardcover. viii, 211, [1] p.; 18 cm. Contemporary full speckled calf with five spine compartments between raised bands; double blind-ruled border on each board with additinal blind-rolled decoration along spine. Preface is dated 1774. The History of Elijah and Elisha has separate title page dated 1782 but is paginated continuously with Select Poems. ESTC, T140566. Former owner's name on front free endpaper: Sarah Mifflin. Front fixed endpaper bears bookplate of the Aimwell School Library. In 1796 the Society for the Free Instruction of Female Children was established in Philadelphia by three Quaker women; the name Aimwell School was adopted in 1807. Remains of handwritten paper label at head of spine. The author, John Fry (1701-1775), was an English Quaker poet. Among the poems in this book is "On George Fox, and his Mission." Scarce. In Good Condition: loss of 4 cm. at tail of spine and 1 cm. loss at head; edges are rubbed with minor loss; lacking 1x2-cm. along fore-edge of front board; browning and foxing throughout, with soiling on a few pages. Good. Item #005060

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