1818.068: The Mountaineer (2nd edition).

Published: 1818

Full Title: The Mountaineer, second edition, revised and improved.

Author: Speece, Conrad (1776-1836).

Place Issued: Harrisonburg

Issuing Press: Ananias Davisson

Description: 240 pgs.; (12mo).


Speece was a Presbyterian minister of considerable reputation in the Valley of Virginia; this title was a collection of essays he intended for the "improvement" of the youth; they first appeared in serial form in the Staunton weekly, the Republican Farmer, published by Isaac Collet from July 1813 to July 1816; the two men then collaborated on publishing a collected edition of those newspaper essays earlier in this year (1818.107); in this new edition, Speece added material to the prior offerings, particularly annotating the Republican Farmer essays.

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