A collection of American epitaphs and inscriptions [electronic resource] : with occasional notes. / By Rev. Timothy Alden, A.M. honorary member of the Massachusetts and of the New-York Historical societes, member of the American Antiquarian Society, etc. ; Pentade I. Vol. I[-V]. ; [Two lines from St. Pierre]

Alden, Timothy, 1771-1839.
New-York; : [s.n.], 1814.
5 v. : ill. ; 16 cm.
Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 30648.

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Other Title:
Alden's collection.
Epitaphs -- United States.
Subscribers' lists.
Booksellers' advertisements -- New York (State) -- New York.
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United States New York New York.
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Title page quotations vary; those in v. 2-5 are in Hebrew and other non-Roman scripts.
Added engraved title page, "Alden's collection," v. 1, signed: P. Maverick, sc.
Each volume includes a frontispiece portrait; that of Timothy Alden in v. 1 is signed "O.H. Throop, sc." Portraits in v. 2-5 signed "Edwin, sc."
Copyright June 25, 1814 by Timothy Alden. Copyright statements, v. 2-5, read: Copy right secured according to law.
"J. Seymour, printer, 40, John St."--verso of title page, v. 1. Vols. 2-5 printed by S. Marks.
"Address respectfully offered to the patrons of this publication." v. 1, p. [5]-8. Signed: Timothy Alden. New-York, 3 September, 1814.
"The first edition of the first volume of this collection was printed, in four numbers, in 1812. A variety of circumstances ... has retarded the completion of this series ... It is now thought adviseable not to continue a division of the work into numbers ... It having been occasionally suggested, in the first volume of this collection, that its author was preparing a history of the state of New-Jersey, it is deemed proper here to add, that he has abandoned that work for want of encouragement. New-York, 20 June, 1814."--v. 2, p. [5].
Vol. 1 is a reissue of the 1812 edition (Shaw & Shoemaker 24580) with title page and prefatory address reset, and with the addition of a dedication to John Adams. Vol. 1 of the 1812 issue has title and imprint: A collection of American epitaphs and inscriptions, with occasional notes. By Rev. Timothy Alden, A.M. honorary member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, of the New-York Historical Society, etc. ... New-York: Published by Whiting and Watson, no. 96, Broadway. 1812. Alden's "Address to the patrons of this publication," p. [3]-6, is dated "Newark, N.J. 1 January, 1812."
Error in paging: v. 2, p. 214 misnumbered 114.
Vol. 1: 8, [1], 8-288 p., [2] leaves of plates; v. 2: 288 p., [1] leaf of plates; v. 3: 288 p., [1] leaf of plates; v. 4: 288 p., [1] leaf of plates; v. 5: 288, 8 p., [1] leaf of plates.
Includes indexes.
"Corrections and additions."--v. 1, p. [280]
"Errata."--v. 5, p. 288. Dated: New York, 14 Dec. 1814.
"Patrons of this publication."--8 p. at end of v. 5. "P.S. From the kindly suggestions of my worthy literary friends who have examined this work, I have been led to conclude on preparing and publishing, some time hence, Deo volente, another series of five volumes. Those, who feel sufficient interest in this novel kind of publication to communicate any documents to aid in making the second pentade, will please to forward the same, free of postage, to the care of John W. Francis, M.D. in the city of New-York, or to me at Meadville, Pennsylvania, in the vicinity of which I expect shortly to settle. Timothy Alden. New-York, 52 White-Street."
"Theological books. Dodge & Sayre, 82 Broadway, corner of Wall-Street, N.Y. have for sale an assortment of theological works ..."--p. [4] of cover, v. 4.
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2004-2007] Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 30648).
Maverick, Peter, 1780-1831, engraver.
Throop, Orramel Hinckley, b. 1798, engraver.
Edwin, David, 1776-1841, engraver.
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