POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, WITH SOME OTHER COMPOSITIONS. BY...LATE MISSIONARY [APPOINTED BY THE SOCIETY FOR PROPAGATING THE GOSPEL] FOR GLOUCESTER COUNTY, IN NEW-JERSEY; AND CHAPLAIN TO THE LORD VISCOUNT KILMOREY, OF THE KINGDOM OF IRELAND.

Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1772. xxviii, 160, 24 pp. Modern quarter morocco. Scattered spotting and a bit of minor wear. Good+.

"First edition of one of the earliest American books of original literary poetry. Introduction by Provost William Smith. With a 16-page list of 759 subscribers including most of the prominent Americans of the time, as well as such Englishmen as Oliver Goldsmith" [Jenkins]. DAB says Evans's book "reveals his high conception of the function of poetry."
FIRST EDITION. Evans 12386. III Jenkins 230. Hildebeurn 2770. VI DAB 208. Felcone 85. Item #17704

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