Hallowell: Peter Edes, 1800. First edn. 8vo, pp. [xvi], 203, xiii. Bound in original leather backed boards, hinge tender, some light staining, a very good copy. Evans 38923; Rink 1131. Rare. Item #13156
Lawyer, physician, merchant, diplomat and agriculturist, Vaughan (1751-1835) was an active propagandist for the American Revolution. He co-edited Political Miscellaneous & Philosophical Pieces with Benjamin Franklin and was an important player in the AngloAmerican peace negotiations of 1782. A supporter of the French Revolution, he went to France and then on to Switzerland after being released from a French prison. He finally returned to Hallowell, Maine where he was a correspondent and advisor to six US Presidents.