The British Album. Containing the Poems of Della Crusca, Anna Matilda, Arley, Benedict, the Bard, &c. &c. &c.Revised and Corrected By Their Respective Authors.
(Poetry - 18th Century American Imprint)

Boston, Massachusetts: Belknap and Ball, 1793. F (12) + 324 + (2) pages contents at back; including a portrait of Della Crusca and another of Anna Matilda, both engraved by Sam. Hill Boston; 2 title pages, one which describes this as the First American Edition from the Fourth London Edition; mostly short poetic pieces originally edited by Edward Topham; credited to Robert Merry, Hannah Cowley, Miles Peter Andrews, Edward Jerningham, others; printed at the Apollo Press Boston; approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" size; previous ownership name-stamp of Mary G. Clark; bound in full contemporary polished tree-calf leather; spine with gilt decorations; much edge, tips wear, rubbing to boards, worn, binding split in half; lacks title label on spine; no front free blank endpaper; portraits darkened, with the tissue guard of Anna Matilda having a tracing of the figure in line; some foxing, soil and discoloration of leaves; in good condition. Good (Item ID: 23161)


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