Hartford: Abel Brewster, 1827. First Edition. Collection of short--some less than a page long--essays on various topics, addressed to white men eligible to vote, ranging from novels, which "are extremely apt to make young people /giddy headed/"; slavery ("evidently of savage origin"); and dueling ("Most duels originate from offences, /too trifling to be taxed with a penalty/"). SHOEMAKER 28917. Octavo (22.5cm.); contemporary full mottled sheep, maroon gilt spine label, all edges speckled red; 384pp. Leather rather dried and extremities scuffed and slightly chipped at corners and spine foot, foxing and a bit of toning throughout textblock, else Very Good and sound overall. Authorship attributed to the publisher Abel Brewster based on "the right whereof he claims as author and proprietor" (copyright page).