A Poem Delivered in the First Congregational Church...of Quincy [on] the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the incorporation of the Town

Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1840. First edition. Original pale blue printed wrappers, a fine copy. The first separate publication by a Unitarian minister who dared spoof Emerson's Essays - through irreverent illustrations that he published in the Western Messenger. Cranch did not remain long in the pulpit. He became a poet, painter, critic, flautist, writer and illustrator of children's books, and translator of the Aeneid. BAL 4017; Brooks I., pp. 258-259. Item #1624

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