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New York: Charles N. Baldwin, 1816. 2 vols. 12mo, quarter leather over marbled boards, gilt-lettered red leather spine labels. First edition of this rare romantic novel on the War of 1812, as introduced through the mouthpiece of the ghost of a "Mysterious Chief" (i.e. the spirit of George Washington), who further guides the destinies of the main characters. Ex-libris clipped from first two pp. vol. 1 and p. 3 vol. 2; some corners folded; some light soiling to leaves; manuscript ex-libris f.f.e.p. vol. 1; otherwise a fine copy of this incredibly rare odd novel and one of the only contemporary novels of the War of 1812. Only five copies located by Sabin. Wright 2760, Sabin 105179

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