A Letter from Richard Raynal Keene, to Luther Martin, Esq. , Attorney-General of Maryland; Upon the Subject of His 'modern Gratitude'

Baltimore: Prentiss & Cole, 1802. 3/4 cloth. Duodecimo. 53 pages. Near Fine.

Keene (a Democrat) had wooed and wed Martin's (a Federalist) 15 year old daughter. Martin had printed and distributed an absolutely scathing attack on the couple as a result. This is Keene's able response. This is the stuff of daytime television, 200 years earlier and stated with eloquence. Baltimore imprint. SABIN #37155. Bound in modern marbled boards with dark brown cloth fore corners and spine, gilt title to spine, grey endpapers. Textblock is lightly browned, some mild chipping along fore edges, an occasional short tear expertly repaired with archival tissue.

Item #11478

Price: $300

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