Monmouth [N.J.]: Printed at the Press of the Author, at Mount-Pleasant, near Middletown-Point, 1795. xv, [1 blank], 455, [1 errata] pp, with the half title, as issued. Some light toning and occasional foxing. Bound in original, moderately worn sheep, spine ends fraying, gilt-lettered morocco spine label. Endpapers spotted, inner hinges weakened, text lightly spotted. Good+.
Freneau printed this book on his own press, the only edition of Freneau's poetry so printed. It is also the only full-length book issuing from this short-lived New Jersey press. Felcone says, "The presswork is poor, and there are numerous typographical errors and mis-paginations, some of which were corrected by stop-press alterations, resulting in slight differences between copies."
Felcone, New Jersey Books 96. Wegelin 173. BAL 6445. Evans 28712. Item #38695