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BIGELOW, Jocab], 1787-1879. The War of the Gulls; an HistoricalRomance. In three chapters. Chap. 1. Shewing how, and why, and with whomthe Gulls went to war. Chap II. Shewing how the Gulls make the deep to boillike a pot. Chap. III. Shewing how a certain doughty General of the Gullsgoes forth to play the game of Hull-Gull, in Upper Canada.
New York.Published at the Dramatic Repository, Shakespeare Gallery. 1812.
12mo,19.5cm, 36p., title repeated in publishers frame border on the upper wrap,in the original light brown wraps, string tied, uncut, corners turned down,a very good copy of the very rare first edition, perhaps the rarestpamphlet on the War of 1812. (cgc) T.P.L. 888. Smith 31. Casey 973 (undertitle). Sabin 101507. Wright I-312. Not in Lande, Gagnon, Streeter, Howes,etc. . No other standard references located. Not in Amicus, ABPC, 1975-2009 once MBA, 1978, Not in A&E. None of Mega-Search. WorldCat, (only2 citied), "Pamphlet. Thinly veiled satire of American (Gulls) entry intothe War of 1812, naval activity off the Atlantic coast of North America,and William Hull's (Hull-Gull) surrender at Detroit". Smith. Bigelow wasan American physician and botanist, who was the author of "FlorulaBostoniensis", 1814, which was the standard manual of New England botanyuntil Gray's "Manual" of 1848. He also published "American MedicialBotany", 3 volumes, 1817-1820.