A poetical epistle to His Excellency George Washington, Esq; commander in chief of the armies of the United States of America.
London, printed: Providence (Rhode Island) re-printed and sold by Bennett Wheeler, at his office on the west side of the Great Bridge.,
|Series:||Early American imprints.
no. 17436. |
|Online Access:||Evans Digital Edition|
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|Item Description:||Attributed to Wharton in the Dictionary of American biography. The "short sketch," attributed to John Bell of Maryland in the DAB article on Wharton, is the first attempt at a life of Washington.|
First edition (Evans 16677) published at Annapolis in 1779. The London edition was published the following year to raise money for the support of American prisoners of war in England. Cf. the "Advertisement to the London edition," p. [iii]-iv.
Frontispiece portrait of Washington engraved by Richard Brunton.
|Physical Description:||iv, , 6-24 p.,  leaf of plates : 1 port. ; 24 cm. (4to)|
|Access:||Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.|
|Place of Publication:||United States -- Rhode Island -- Providence.|