A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE MALIGNANT FEVER, LATELY PREVALENT IN PHILADELPHIA: WITH A STATEMENT OF THE PROCEEDINGS THAT TOOK PLACE ON THE SUBJECT IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Philadelphia: Printed by the author, Nov. 23, 1793. 103,pp. Modern plain wrappers. Occasional light stains, else near fine, with James Kent's signature on the titlepage. Second edition of a vivid eyewitness account of the famous 1793 yellow fever epidemic that "doomed the supremacy of Philadelphia among American cities" (DAH). Carey, the prominent Philadelphia publisher and a member of the committee of health, described the horrors of the pestilence "with a collection of facts and observations well calculated for the satisfaction of [his fellow citizens'] anxious curiosity" (Sabin 10885). The present copy belonged to Chancellor James Kent and contains his notes about this and the 1798 Philadelphia epidemics. AUSTIN 409. GARRISON & MORTON 5451. SABIN 10884. EVANS 25256. DAH V, pp.504-5.
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