Cyclopaedia of American Literature Volume 1

Cyclopaedia of American Literature Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...from the illustrations for a Bible to the cuts of a primer and spellingbook. His lights and shades were strongly marked, and he worked with precision and effect. The collection of specimens of his thousands of engravings in his scrap-books is a pleasing and curious exhibition of the resources of booksellers in the last generation. There is a notice of Anderson in Dunlap's Arts of Design, il. p. S, and his friend, Mr. Benson J. Losslng, j has recently paid him a handsome tribute in an article in the: Home Journal. t The tavern has lately been repaired, and is now (1S54) occupied as a private dwelling by Mr. Pittman, a dentist. To this account of Frenean, we are enabled to add a notice of his brother, who was settled in South Carolina, at Charleston, from the pen of Dr. Joseph Johnson, of that city. "Peter Freneau was a younger brother of Captain Philip Freneau. They were natives of New Jersey; but the first of their ancestors who came to this part of the world, was called De Fresneau, and settled in Connecticut, after effecting his escape from the persecutions against the Huguenots in France. In this province De Fresneau became the proprietor of a copper mine, but being restrained by the Colonial Regulations from smelting the ore, he shipped a load of it to England, calculating on profitable returns. In these expectations he was disappointed; the vessel was captured by a French cruiser; the adventure proved a total loss, and De Fresneau was so much reduced that ho could no longer work the mine. By some means not well understood, this property came into the possession of the State of Connecticut, and became the site of their Penitentiary. The excavations that had been made for copper ore served extremely well for the safe keeping of...show more

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  • Paperback | 760 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,334g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883772
  • 9781236883773