Utica: William Williams, 1828. First. hardcover. 262pp. + errata page. 12mo, contemporary tree calf, leather label, edges lightly rubbed, scattered light foxing, mostly to margins, otherwise very good. Utica: William Williams, 1828. First Edition. very good.
The author began his service in the Continental Navy in 1779 at the age of 14. He was taken prisoner by British in 1781 and held at Old Mill Prison. While in prison, he became ill and was released. Sherburne, who was raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, lived in Maine after leaving the Navy. In 1818 he moved to Ohio. From the library of Harvard University English professor, Barrett Wendell, with his bookplate. Howes S-391. Kaplan 5170. Harbeck, p. 97.