Authors/Contributors

David A. Fraser

Document Type

Article

Date

Fall 1973

Embargo Period

1-28-2011

Keywords

early American book publishing, book collecting, rare books, illustrated books, engraving

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | History

Description/Abstract

As a committed book collector, David Fraser searches for the first American illustrated book ever published in the United States in order to shed light on early American book publishing.

After an analysis of one candidate, Charlotte Smith's Sonnets, Fraser determines it does not quite fit the criteria of first illustrated American book. Instead, he nominates M'Fingal: A Modern Epic Poem in Four Cantos by John Trumbull.

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