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CHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN

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"THE MOST IMPORTANT OF EARLY AMERICAN NOVELISTS"

(BROWN, Charles Brockden). Arthur Mervyn. Philadelphia, 1799.

First edition of the key third novel by Brown—"the pioneer of a major vein of American writing, a novelist whose literary heirs include Poe, Hawthorne, Faulkner and a whole tradition of horror and noir". $2400.

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“WE ARE MELTED DOWN INTO ONE MASS, AND THE VARIOUS PARTS OF
THE NATION MAY TRADE WITH EACH OTHER FREELY AND INTIMATELY”

BROWN, Charles Brockden. Address to the Congress of the United States. Philadelphia, 1809.

First edition of Brown’s impassioned plea to the United States Congress to lift the disastrous Embargo Act of 1807. $1100.

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