Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1808. First US Edition. 12mo, pp. 191. Bound in publisher's full calf with leather label, contemporry name on end paper, (Mary W Chadeayne) a near fine copy. CBEL III, 412; Imprints 15806. There were two versions published by the same printer in 1808, Philadelphia and NY. The NY imprint is by Inskeep and Bradford, the Philadelphia one by Bradford and Inskeep. Item #59462
A novelist and poet who was close to Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, Opie (17691853) later distanced herself from the radicals after the Godwins were married. Her most important book was Adeline Mowbray,  modeled after the Godwins. Her tales and poems show her interest in intense emotions and the difficulties of a girl on her own. The stories refer to a wide range of contemporary issues.