Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--HISTORY.) Freneau, Philip. Poems Written between the Years 1768 & 1794. [v]-xv, 456, [1] pages. 8vo, later 1/2 calf, moderate wear; dampstaining, numerous related clippings laid down on endpapers and flyleaves; later bookplates on pastedowns. With half-title. Monmouth, NJ: "Printed at the press of the author," 1795

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Third edition, expanded. This edition was the only full-length book printed on Freneau's own press. Freneau was known as "The Poet of the American Revolution," and many of these poems are explicitly revolutionary, including the long autobiographical "Cantos from a Prison-Ship" (pages 161-175). Provenance: Anderson Galleries' Jacob Chester Chamberlain sale, 16 February 1909 (where it brought $6.50); Watertown Public Library's Benjamin DeForest Curtiss sale, 1937. BAL 6445; Evans 28712; Felcone, Printing in New Jersey 762; Sabin 25898.