Abingdon, (Md.): Printed by Daniel P. Ruff, 1806. First edition. Binding extremities lightly worn. Spine label is worn and chipped with the loss of a few gilt letters. Tear on the Table of Contents leaf affecting a small portion of text. Some light browning and intermittent foxing. Still, a good copy. Contemporary tree calf with later gilt-lettered black morocco label. Twelvemo. , 163 pp. Item #17511
Brasseya Allen (1762-1831) published only one book, Pastorals, Elegies, Odes, and Epistles, and Other Poems, which she dedicated to Thomas Jefferson. It contains numerous themes: elegies to lost loved ones and friends, epistles to the poet William Hayley, an ode on "General Washington's Accepting the Command of the Army in 1798," and more.
OCLC lists only one copy, which is in the U.K, though we have located a few others in American libraries. Still, this is a very scarce title. Wegelin 841; American Imprints 9820.