THE KNIGHT AND QUACK: OR, A LOOKING-GLASS FOR IMPOSTORS, IN PHYSIC, PHILOSOPHY, OR GOVERNMENT. AN ALLEGORICAL POEM. Hudson [NY]: Printed at the Balance-Press, 1805. Small quarto, pp. [1-3] 4-27 [28: blank], uncut, stitched. First edition. David Hitchcock (1773-1849), American poet and shoemaker, born in Litchfield, Connecticut, a longtime resident of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The poem was collected in THE POETICAL WORKS OF DAVID HITCHCOCK ... (Boston: Etheridge and Bliss, 1806). Wegelin 989. Shaw and Shoemaker 8619 (recording three copies: DLC; MWA; NN). Some foxing and soiling, several leaves dog-eared at corners, thread broken but present, an excellent copy overall. Very rare. (#158765).
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