New York. 1814. Five volumes. Original printed boards. Front cover of the fifth volume lacking; front hinge tender on other four volumes. Spine on third volume heavily chipped. Contemporary inscription on front pastedowns. Light scattered foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM45494
"The only extensive collection on the subject, and now scarce" - Sabin. It was Alden's habit to transcribe epitaphs of "worthies" found in grave yards of towns he visited during his travels in the South, Northeast, and Midwest. Here he cites the epitaphs and offers any information he was able to compile about the subjects. HOWES A107. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 30648. SABIN 705.