New York: Printed at Greenleaf's Press, 1794. First Edition (Evans 26663). , 503, [7 (2 page eratta [506-507], the remainder blank] pp. Page 241 misnumbered as 247; 454 & 455 as 354, 355. 8vo. Worn & scuffed period full brown calf, with front joint starting [held by cords]. Pencil pos of John McLeod. Book label of Alexander Wilson, the Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist and illustrator. Usual bit of browning & foxing to paper. A Good copy. Item #41852
The author a merchant & statesman from Andover, MA. He served in the Massachusetts & New York state legislatures, represented Massachusetts in the Continental Congress and was the first Postmaster General, as appointed by Washington under the U.S. Constitution.
He was a member of American Philosophical Society, (a discussion group founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, which published journals on a wide variety of disciplines in the humanities and the sciences), an long time correspondent of George Washington & Thomas Jefferson.
As many scholars have noted, the Book of Revelations seems to be in dialogue with parts of the Book of Daniel. Osgood delves into the deeper meanings between the similarities, differences & messages of these two biblical treatises in terms of the end of time.