SMITH, William (1727-1803)
Discourses on Several Public Occasions During the War in America
London: Printed for A. Millar, 1759. 8vo. xii, 246pp. Errata at bottom of final page.
Expertly bound to style in half russia and marbled paper covered boards
"A collection of pieces by Smith, which includes essays on the French and Indian War (especially Braddock's defeat), educational institutions in the colony of Pennsylvania, and various religious pieces. Smith was an Anglican clergyman, teacher, and first provost of the College, Academy and Charitable School of Philadelphia, the precursor to the University of Pennsylvania" (Reese). The lengthy second appendix comprises an early account of his founding of the college.
Howes S688; Sabin 84601; Reese, Struggle for North America 48.