POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED, EXTRACTS FROM A JOURNAL KEPT BY THE AUTHOR WHILE HE FOLLOWED THE SEA, AND DURING A JOURNEY FROM NEW-BRUNSWICK, IN NEW-JERSEY, TO MONTREAL AND QUEBEC.

Cincinnati: Looker & Reynolds, 1823. 160pp, moderately foxed. Original sheep [hinges starting, rubbed]. Good+.

The first edition, reprinted in 1824. The poems reflect Guest's Revolutionary War experiences. He had commanded the unit that captured John Graves Simcoe after his raid into New Jersey. "Guest gives a detailed account of the events surrounding Simcoe's capture in New Jersey in 1779." Felcone 743. Guest's journal begins on page [83], and includes travels to Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti, and Jamaica in the 1780s; from New Brunswick [NJ] to Canada in 1796; and from New Brunswick to Cincinnati in 1817.
Felcone Collection 743. Howes G456. Not in Decker, Eberstadt. Item #29699

Price: $250.00

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