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Lot 0284
Author: Humphreys, David
Title: The Miscellaneous Works of Colonel Humphreys
Place Published: New York
Publisher:Hodge, Allen and Campbell
Date Published: 1790

348 pp. (8vo) 20.2x12.1 cm (8x4¾"), modern brown quarter calf, marbled paper boards, gilt rules and lettering. First Edition.

The collected writings to date of Hartford Wit David Humphreys, with substantial material published here for the first time, including his play "The Widow of Malabar; or The Tyranny of Custom," first performed at the Southward Theater, Philadelphia, May 7, 1790.

Also present are all of Humphreys' major poems ("The Armies of America," "The Happiness of America," "Mount Vernon, An Ode," etc.). Stoddard & Whitesell note two issues; this one is the issue without the review from the Columbian Magazine. Stoddard & Whitesell 410; Evans 22578; Sabin 33808. Amos B. Eaton ownership signature on title page.

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Edges of the title-page and final page of text a little browned; very good copy.

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First appearance of Humphreys' The Widow of Malabar

Estimate $10 - $100May 17, 2018