Publisher: Richmond: Printed by Samuel Pleasants, 1798.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Stoddard & Whitesell 610; Hill, American Plays, 194; Evans 34159; Sabin 51316.
Condition: Lacking the free endpapers; some foxing and wear; overall a very good copy.
Book ID: 27342
Description8vo, original quarter sheep and blue paper boards.
CommentsThe first book by William Munford (1775-1825), a collection of verse, prose and one play. Munford was a native of Virginia and the son of Revolutionary War soldier and dramatist Robert Munford (d. 1784). In his poetry, Munford skillfully lampoons politicians, as his father did in his plays, but there are also patriotic and historical poems, such as his piece on the Battle of Fallen Timbers, entitled “A Poem on the Defeat of General St. Clair.” The play is entitled "Almoran and Hamet, A Tragedy founded on an Eastern Tale of the Name."