Book ID: 28924 Miscellaneous Selections and Original Pieces, In Prose and Verse . . . by Elizabeth Chase. ELIZABETH CHASE, COMPILER.
Miscellaneous Selections and Original Pieces, In Prose and Verse . . . by Elizabeth Chase.

Elizabeth Chase's Commonplace Book of Prose and Verse

Miscellaneous Selections and Original Pieces, In Prose and Verse . . . by Elizabeth Chase.

Place and Imprint: Baltimore: Published for the Editor by E. J. Coale, Richard J. Matchett, Printer, 1821.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: American Imprints 4963; Sabin 12173.
Condition: Tears in two margins, probably from opening, but not touching text; some foxing and browning; very good copy.
Book ID: 28924

Physical Description

12mo, original drab paper boards and printed paper spine label, untrimmed.

Comments

A commonplace anthology compiled by Marylander Elizabeth Chase (1767-1840), the sister of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Chase. The contents, from both American and English sources, range from brief biographical sketches of writers, excepts from Samuel Richardson, William Gilpin, commentary on Edmund Burke, a brief essay about the horrors of slavery - presumably by Elizabeth Chase, but it is unsigned - and several poems by an “Edgar” which have in the past been hopefully but speciously attributed to the young Edgar Allan Poe. Early and contemporary annotations and ownership signatures in pencil.

Price: $600.00