Publisher: New York: Sold by J. Tiebout & Sons, 1817.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: American Bibliography 41097.
Condition: Boards a little worn and darkened; very good copy.
Book ID: 27375
Description8vo, original printed gray boards, untrimmed. One leaf of publisher's terminal advertisements.
CommentsA very scarce collection of radical documents, tracts and writings intended as a manual for pacifists, written, compiled and edited from numerous sources by Maria Aletta Hulshoff (1781-1846), Dutch feminist and pamphleteer. Hulshoff, a classic firebrand progressive, lived in voluntary exile in New York between 1811 and 1820. In the preface she refers to herself as the publisher and states that only a "limited number of copies is now to be struck off." She did not retain the copyright, she adds, in hopes that the text would be freely reprinted, in whole or in part. Included is the first American printing of the French Constitution of 1793, in both French and English, with contemporary European writings about it, extracts from the works of Thomas Paine, Rousseau, Cato, Joseph Fawcett (his poem “Civilized War”), anti-war sermons, etc.