THE HAUNTED CAVERN: A CALEDONIAN TALE.

Baltimore: Printed by W. Pechin- for George Keatinge, No. 149, Market Street, 1796. 12mo. First American edition (?). 18mo. iv, [1], 6-127pp., [1] blank. Grained goat skin with title label and rules on spine. There is a Bennington, VT imprint same year. Palmer wrote this at the age of 19, an early work in the Gothic genre, Radcliffe's "Mysteries of Udolpho" being published in 1794. One might consider it Anti-Catholic given a priest absolves the groom of his sins and then abets him in assaulting a young woman. EVANS 30953. MINICK 314. SUMMERS. Gothic bibliography, p. 328: printed in late 1795. Copies located DLC, HHG, AAS, PPL. None located in Maryland. Item #63311

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