MONODY ON MAJOR ANDRE
Boston, Mass: Printed for and Sold by W. Spotswood and C.P. Wayne, 1798. Fourth American Edition. Pamphlet. 6 7/8 x 4. duodecimo. Stitched and disbound. Light foxing throughout. Edgewear to final page. According to Rare Book Hub, a copy of this Monody in separate published form, has not come up for auction since 1912.”. Good. Item #83374
This stated fourth American Edition by the English Romantic poet Miss Anna Seward, celebrates the courage of the British spy leader, Major John André, best known for his entanglement with the infamous turncoat Benedict Arnold. He was hanged for his crimes as a British spy during the American Revolution. Seward was a childhood friend of Honora Sneyd, who had been briefly engaged to André. Also issued as part of: Amelia; or, The faithless Briton ... Boston : W. Spotswood and C.P. Wayne, 1798 (Evans 33290); and as part of: Florian, de, M. Galatea, a pastoral romance ... Boston, 1798 (Evans 33741).