The Progress of Refinement, A Poem, in Three Books. To Which are Added, A Poem on Fame, and Miscellanies.

Publisher: Boston: Printed by Young and Etheridge, 1792.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Stoddard & Whitesell 444; Evans 24643.
Condition: Early ink inscriptions on the half-title and front free endpaper; front hinge and corners repaired; very good copy.
Book ID: 27811


12mo, contemporary acid sheep, red leather spine label, gilt rules and lettering. Frontispiece. Half-title present.


An elaborate and lofty philosophical poem on the cultural advancement of man, modeled on the works of Alexander Pope and Mark Akenside. Handsomely printed with liberal use of ornaments - or "pretentious use" according to Stoddard & Whitesell! I respectfully dasagree. Thomas Odiorne (1769-1851) was a printer in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Price: $325.00

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