SPIRIT OF THE PUBLIC JOURNALS; OR, BEAUTIES OF THE AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS FOR 1805.

Baltimore, (MD): Printed by Geo. Dobbin & Murphy, 1806. 12mo. 300 pp. Contemporary flame calf (a little chipped at head of spine, corners bumped), leather label and gilt rules on spine; signature clipped from head of title page, but a very good copy in an attractive contemporary American binding.

Brinley 6946 American Imprints 10020 Sabin 7175, 89505, 6921a (giving no editor and the two we've listed). Item #41528

First edition of the second of two annuals of this anthology. Essays and poetry selected from 96 American newspapers, including a number from southern states and frontier cities. Preface: "A desirable object to preserve the quintessence of the newspaper in a durable form". Ernie Wesson in Midland Notes 40 has this to say "He pecked at the lean carcass of American Journalism, and emerged with some tid-bits from frontier publications; which themselves were unknown to the Eastern literati, For instance, he credits..OHIO HERALD (Chillicothe;) Pittsburgh TREE OF LIBERTY; THE MISSISSIPPI HERALD of Natchez; THE INDIANA GAZETTE OF Vin-cennes, Indiana; THE KENTUCKY GAZETTE and THE FRANKFORT PALLADIUM."

Price: $225.00

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