2 Titles: The Task, 1787 + Private Thoughts, 1796
[American Imprints]. 2 Titles. ++ Private Thoughts: In Two Thoughts Complete… First American Edition. Phila: Snowden & McCorkle, 1796. (Subscriber’s list, p304, lists Matthew Carey of Philadelphia, who ordered 100 copies). xi, , vi, 306pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf moderately worn and scuffed, tiny chip to head of spine. Paper loss to top edge of title page causing loss of some letters to the title, lacks front free endpaper and following blank, lightly foxed/spotted throughout, small chip to rear blank. Seminal work of Beveridge (1637-1708), first published in 1709. A parish priest for over 20 years, in 1704 he became Bishop of St. Asaph. Evans 30064. ++ William Cowper. The Task. A Poem. In Six Books. Phila: Thomas Dobson, 1787. New Edition. 12mo. , 186,  pp. Contemp sheep, joints cracked, slight loss to spine ends, scattered foxing/spotting throughout, lacking front blank, few page corners turned, few tiny tears. Early owner’s name on front endpaper, pencil ownership to unprinted portion of Advertisement page. First published in 1785, considered by many his most important work. Evans 20304.