1799.047: The Philanthropist (A).

Published: 1799

Full Title: The philanthropist; or, A good twelve cents worth of political love powder for the fair daughters and patriotic sons of America. Dedicated to that great lover and love of his country, George Washington, esq. ... By the Rev. M. L. Weems (of Lodge no. 50) Dumfries..

Author: Weems, Mason Locke (1759-1825).

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: John & James D. Westcott

Description: 32 pgs.; 21 cm. (8vo).


This original edition, identified here as the "A" variant, was reissued in September 1799 with a new title page and the addition of a two-page leaf immediately thereafter transcribing a recommendation letter from George Washington dated August 29th (1799.048); otherwise, the typography of the two variants is identical. This variant was not filmed by the Early American Imprints Series; rather the Evans number for this title (36695) links to that for the longer "B" variant (36697).

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