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