Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale. and Other Poems. [The Pennsylvanian Cottage]

By: Campbell, Thomas

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Professionally rebacked with brown cloth. Library blind stamps on margins of a few pages, no other library marks. Boards rubbed, pages lightly toned with minimal transfer. 1809 Hard Cover. 132 pp. Early American 8vo edition (July 1809), following the original London 4to edition by just a couple months. Marbled boards. Pages 52 and 57 misnumbered 57 and 52. A Spenserian romantic epic poem, inspired by the massacre in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, which occurred several years after the United States achieved independence. During the massacre, revolutionaries were killed by British loyalists and the Iroquois warriors with whom they had forged an alliance. The poem's popularity may have played a role in the naming of the territory of Wyoming decades later in the 1860s. U.S. reissue of Sabin 10268.

Title: Gertrude of Wyoming; A Pennsylvanian Tale. and Other Poems. [The Pennsylvanian Cottage]

Author: Campbell, Thomas

Categories: Poetry, Revolutionary Era through 1800, American, Early Imprints, Americana,

Publisher: D. Longworth, Shakspeare-Gallery: 1809

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 1928324

Keywords: POETRY LITERATURE POEMS VERSE AMERICANA AMERICAN TERRITORY WYOMING VALLEY PENNSYLVANIA PA,