The Power of Solitude. A Poem. In Two Parts.
Boston: John Russell, 1800. First Edition. 12mo., 100 pages; G; Later black cloth binding, with gilt lettering to spine; Boards show light chipping to head/tail of spine, and light wear overall; Text-block has light plus age-toning to untrimmed edges, the title-page and succeeding page are loose from the binding (but intact), and the library stamp of the Long Island Historical Society appears on the title-page (as does a bookplate on the front pastedown); Ex-library copy.; RW consignment; shelved case 7.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
Joseph Story initially aspired to be a poet, but was quickly disillusioned after the appearance of this volume (his first book, and his only collection of verse). He reportedly sought out all the copies he could find and destroyed them. Very Rare.