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    [Humor]. [Philip Morin Freneau]. The Cabinet of Momus; a Choice Selection of Humorous Poems... Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1809. First edition. Twelvemo. viii, 136 pages. Embellished with Six Engravings. Period full calf with morocco spine label with gilt titles. Slight rubbing to covers and extremities. Bottom edge, spine tail, and corners have abrading and wear. Very minor predation to front joint and front free endpaper. Light toning to pages with minor foxing at endpapers. Poem tipped in facing title page. Previous owner's name and notes at front and rear, with occasional marginalia. Few pages of front signature a bit proud. A very good copy of a scarce early example of American Humor. BAL, Vol. 3, p. 253. Shaw & Shoemaker 17136.

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