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Valerian, a narrative poem: Intended, in part, to describe the early persecutions of Christians, and rapidly to illustrate the influence of Christianity on the manners of nations.with a sketch of the life and character of the author.

Linn, John Blair.

Published by Thomas & George Palmer, Philadelphia, 1805
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First edition: Tale of a young Christian from Rome, written by the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia (not to be confused with the John Blair Linn who served as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania). This piece was published one year after the Rev. Linn's untimely death at the age of 27, and is preceded by an account of the author's life written by his brother-in-law, Charles Brockden Brown. 4to (24.5 cm, 9.6"). xxvi, [2], 97, [1 (blank)] pp. Shaw & Shoemaker 8790; Wegelin 1038; BAL 1509 (for Brown's "Sketch"). On Linn, see: Dictionary of American Biography, XI, 281?82. Period-style quarter tan cloth and light blue paper-covered sides, spine with printed paper label. Lacking portrait of author. Title-page and a few others stamped by a now-defunct institution; title-page also with pencilled inscription dated 1830. Pages age-toned and slightly cockled; some staining, with some spots accounted for by laid-in floral matter; occasional stray pencil marks and short edge tears or chips, with repairs to margins and longer tears of first few leaves. Bookseller Inventory # 5869

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Title: Valerian, a narrative poem: Intended, in ...

Publisher: Thomas & George Palmer, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1805

Edition: 1st Edition

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