Philadelphia: Prichard & Hall, 1787. First. hardcover. from the close of the year 1783 to the meeting of the convention. 129pp. 16mo, contemporary 1/2 calf with original marbled boards, page 55 torn with some loss of text, spine ends worn, front cover detached, edges of boards worn, calf and boards rubbed, scattered foxing, pencil marks on front endpaper, front flyleaf and following blank page, 19th century ink manuscript notations on front flyleaf and following blank page, small chip to right margin of page 57, ex-lib. Philadelphia: Prichard & Hall, 1787. First Edition. good.
Author was born in St. Croix, Danish Virgin Islands and emigrated to Philadelphia in 1783. He was a poet and dramatist. This is series of fictional letters written from Philadelphia from an Algerian's point of view. Evans 20481. Wright, American Fiction, Vol. I, 1813. Ex libris from the Young Men's Association of Geneva, (New York) with their bookplate.