Place and Imprint: Philadelphia: Published by Edward Earle; Baltimore: Edward J. Coale, 1810.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Stoddard & Whitesell 924; American Imprints 21334; BAL volume 5, page 251 (Key).
Condition: Boards worn; some foxing and light stains; a few pencil doodles in the margins; lacking the front and rear endpapers; very good copy.
Book ID: 27892
Physical Description12mo, contemporary blue boards rebacked with a new printed paper label, untrimmed.
CommentsA substantial and varied collection of poetry and translations by John Shaw, a physician who traveled extensively before accepting a teaching position at the University of Baltimore. The anonymous editor was John Elihu Hall (1783-1829), who wrote a 100-page biographical sketch of Shaw that precedes the poetry, with the assistance of Francis Scott Key, whose help he acknowledges on the first page of the preface.