1817.047: The American Star.

Published: 1817

Full Title: The American Star. Being a choice collection of the most approved patriotic & other songs; together with many original ones, never before published. Second edition.

Author: Cottom, Peter (d. 1849), comp.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Shepherd & Pollard for Peter Cottom

Description: 216 pgs.; 15 cm. (12mo).


Item carries an ornamental title page and engraved frontispiece before formal title page. Imprint states: "Richmond: Published by Peter Cottom, and for sale at his bookstores in Richmond and Lynchburg, and by M. Carey & Son, Philadelphia. 1817." Cottom had copyright notice for first edition of this work (dated New York, August 29, 1814) printed on verso of title page; Shepherd & Pollard printed a colophon at foot of that page.

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