Publisher: (New York:) Published by Elam Bliss, 1829.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: American Imprints 39223; Sabin 38075.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; some light foxing and faint stains; very good copy.
Book ID: 27884
Description8vo, 19th century black half morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt lettering.
CommentsA landmark work on the history of American literature by Samuel Lorenzo Knapp (1783-1838), author, local Massachusetts politician and lawyer. In 15 "lectures" Knapp writes about the origins of an American literature and the influences on it of the American Revolution. From the library of a great American literary critic, Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908), with his bookplate on the front paste-down.