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1 PRENTISS, Charles (1774-1820). The American Bee: a collection of entertaining histories, Selected from different authors, and calculated for amusement and instruction.
Leominster, Mass.: Printed by and for Charles Prentiss, 1797. 
First edition. 12mo in sixes. 249 pp. Small decorative woodcuts at start and end; torn, pages 3-4 MISSING LOWER HALF OF PAGE, front leaves show considerable wear, 45-6 with tears, pp. 101-104, 241-2 in fragment (HALF OF EACH LEAF MISSING), other leaves torn, portions missing, browning, stained. Original full calf; heavily worn. Bookplate of Hartford Seminary Foundation. SOLD AS IS “WITH ALL FAULTS.” Evans, 32707; Wright, L.H. American Fiction, 1774-1850 (2nd ed.), 25. This is an original edition, not a reprint. Locations: British Library; American Antiquarian Society [332232]. Not in Library of Congress. Rare. Contents: THE AMERICAN BEE. -- THE ADVENTURES OF SOCIVIZCA—A NOTORIOUS ROBBER AND ASSASSIN, OF THE RACE OF THE MORLACHIANS. -- THE REFINED LOVERS. A SPANISH TALE. -- STORY OF ARISTOCLEA FROM PLUTARCH. -- OMAR, OR THE FOLLY OF ENVY. AN EASTERN TALE. -- EDWIN AND ADELA. A TRAGIC STORY. -- MIRZIM AND SELIMA. A TURKISH TALE. -- THE WEASLES AND THE FERRETS. AN OCCASIONAL FABLE. -- STORY OF FLORIMORE AND LEONTINE. -- JUSTICE AND GENEROSITY. OR, THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF SIR WILBRAHAM WENTWORTH. -- THE FATAL EFFECTS OF GAMING. -- THE UNHAPPY LOVERS. -- THE HAPPY DELIVERANCE. -- HAMET: OR THE INSUFFICIENCY OF LUXURY TO THE ATTAINMENT OF HAPPINESS. AN ORIENTAL TALE. -- LINDOR TO CAROLINE. CONTAINING THE STORY OF PHILANDER AND HONORIA. -- THE STAGE-COACH: A MORAL TALE. -- THE PARADISE OF SCHEDAD: AN EASTERN TALE. -- TWO LETTERS FROM MR. EVERARD, F.S.M. CONTAINING AN ADVENTURE, OF WHICH HE WAS AN EYE WITNESS, AT THE QUICKSILVER MINE OF IDRA. -- LETTER I. -- LETTER II. -- CAROLINE TO LINDOR. INCLUDING THE NYMPH OF THE GROVE. A SENTIMENTAL HISTORIETTE. -- letter -- THE NYMPH OF THE GROVE. A Sentimental Historiette. -- KINTAIR AND SEATON; OR, THE UNFORTUNATE SISTERS. -- THE FATAL EFFECTS OF MISPLACED CONFIDENCE. -- A TURKISH STORY. -- THE HISTORY OF LEONORA, OR THE UNFORTUNATE JILT. -- HORATIO TO LEONORA. -- LEONORA TO HORATIO. -- THE STORY OF THE TWO SISTERS. -- ALCANDER AND ROSILLA. -- MATRIMONIAL INFIDELITY DETECTED -- HISTORY OF MISS HORTENSIA MELMOTH. First Edition. 
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