Place and Imprint: Edinburgh: Printed by Mundell & Son for Longman & Rees, and J. Wright, London, 1800.
Edition: First and only edition.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T115459; Sabin 30010 (Hamilton) & 38570 (Lafayette); Jackson, La Fayette, a Bibliography, page 199 (mis-attributes the poem to Anne Bannerman).
Condition: Edges a little worn and darkened; very good copy in original state.
Book ID: 28777
Physical Description8vo, contemporary blue-green paper spine, stiff marbled paper wrappers (skillfully restored), untrimmed.
CommentsA 457-line poem by George Hamilton (1757-1832), set at the time of Lafayette’s release from the Austrian dungeon at Olmetz which in part compares Washington’s selfless patriotism and valour with the corruption that followed the French Revolution. Sabin comments: "This exceedingly rare poetical piece was written during the lifetime of General Washington, but was not printed until after his death." Contemporary ownership inscription “Anthony Moir” on the front free endpaper. This work followed a poem in similar format by Hamilton "The Telegraph: a Consolatory Epistle."