Self-Preservation. A Sermon, Preached Before the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, in Boston, June 7, 1802, the anniversary of their election of officers [Inscribed and Signed by General John Winslow to Robert Treat Paine]
Boston: Russell and Cutler, 1802. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's side-stitched blue unadorned wrapper; 23pp.; woodcut adornments throughout. Extremities rather ragged, lacking rear wrappers, some light dust-soil, else Good or better.
Upper cover inscribed and signed: "Gen. Winslow's Compliments to the Hon. Judge Paine, & asks his acceptance." General Winslow (not to be confused with the British Revolutionary War General of the same name) appears in both lists of chosen Officers for 1801 and 1802 printed p. ; Judge Robert Treat Paine, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, was an Associated Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court at the time this pamphlet was presented to him and quite possibly may have been present at the anniversary. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 1706.