1816. First Edition. Octavo, 104 pages; VG; bound in modern marbled paper wraps; mild aging to pages;
boldly signed R. Rush on cover, from his own library. Great American Statesman, Author, Editor, and Patriot who played a ket role with John Quincy Adams and Jmes Monroe in proclaiming the Monroe Doctrine. Was U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, and Agent to secure the Smithson Bequest to establish the Smithsonian Institute. Richard Rush was thr son of Dr. Benjamin Rush, Founding Father and Surgeon General for the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Excellent magazine content includes a poem about the Wasp and letters that are signed in type print by Commodore William Bainbridge.
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