With a Scathing Political CartoonHector Benevolus, Esq. The Hartford Convention in an Uproar! and the Wise Men of the East Confounded! Together with a Short History of the Peter Washingtonians; being the First Book of the Chronicles of the Children of Disobedience; otherwise falsely called "Washington Benevolents." Windsor: Printed for the Proprietor of the Copy-Right, 1815. First edition. Twelvemo. 46 pages. Wonderful linen-backed unsigned engraving tipped in at front titled "The Hartford Convention or Leap no Leap" which measures approximately 11 x 17.5 inches. Polished calf with blind-stamped borders and morocco spine label with gilt titles. Covers rubbed with some abrading to extremities. Spine label abraded with minor loss. New endpapers. Facsimile title. Fold-out plate has repaired tear, some small tears at folds, minor wear and has been reattached. Pages toned with some foxing, minor staining, and light folds. Bookplate of Hall Park McCullough on front pastedown. Generally, a very good copy.
This scarce satirical work, lambastes the 1814 convention which advocated a strong states-rights stand, backed by the New England Federalists. The engraving shows four New England states about to jump into the lap of the British King.
Howes H261. Sabin 30662.
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