[American Independence]. William Emmons. An Oration and Poem Delivered July 4, 1826, Being the Anniversary of American Independence. Boston: Published by the author, 1826. First edition. Octavo. 16 pages. Quarter leather with cloth over boards. Gilt titles on spine. Pamphlet with original wrappers bound in. Binder's blanks both before and after text. Covers lightly soiled and rubbed, particularly at spine. Hinges starting. Wrappers slightly browned with three tears on fore-edge, two repaired with tape on reverse and two with small paper fill. Reverse shows owner's signature and five small spots on wax on inside edge, presumably where missing D. C. Johnston illustration was tipped in. Pages lightly toned and foxed. Spots of light dampstaining to head of the majority of pages, rear wrapper, and tail of the title page. Generally very good. Sabin 22533.

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