Boston: Joseph Greenleaf, 1807. xv,,270pp. Contemporary calf, ornate gilt spine, gilt-tooling on edges of binding. Rubbed and scuffed, spine lightly chipped. Foxed. Else very good, with the ownership signature of Samuel Putnam Waldo on the front free endpaper. Item #WRCAM27886
First American edition and the first work by Bacon to be published separately in the United States. Samuel Putnam Waldo was the grandson of Gen. Israel Putnam and a popular writer known for his biographies of Andrew Jackson and Stephen Decatur, and particularly his TOUR OF JAMES MONROE. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 12020.