Philadelphia: Printed and Published by Adam Waldie, 1836. 1st edition thus (Howes F-202; cf. Graff 1357, Rader 1419 for the separate printing). Not in Sabin. , 416 pp. Text triple column. Flint piece, pp. 284 - 288. Steel engraved plate of Frederick Marryat, drawn by Behnes, engraved by Lawson, precedes text. 4to. 11-3/8" x 9-1/8". Period maroon half-sheep over green marbled paper boards. General shelfwear, with rubs to leather extremities. Usual bit of foxing. A VG copy. Item #31787
Flint's long letter (11 columns, in small type) is dated Alexandria, La., April 21, 1835, and apparently not known to Kirkpatrick who made no reference to it in his biography of Flint [per Graff]. The cited references make mention of a separate 12mo edition of this work, and of which we find an occasional record, the last being in 1973. Rare.
Marryat is represented with The NAVAL ANNUAL, in addition to the engraving.
Miss Baillie [no doubt, unknowingly] contributes a number of dramatic pieces, all but two asserted to be original publications, and which, by appearing herein, constitute their first US appearance.