Mattison, Seth. The Retired Muse, or Forest Songster; embracing a number of Sentimental and Devotional Poems, together with several extracts from a Manuscript Poem, entitled The Charms of Friendship. Ithaca: W. Batcheller, 1825. First Edition. 
Full calf with red calf spine label, gilt rules to spine, 3 x 4 3/4 inches, binding firm but with a partially cracked rear outer hinge. Page edges dyed yellow, lacks one of the front free (blank) end papers, 215 pp., foxing. Separate title page for the sermon mentioned below; pages are continuous. Good.
Separate title page for A Sermon, delivered to a Congregation of Youth, Scipio, March 24, 1822. By Seth Mattison. Homer: W. Batcheller, 1825.
A collection of religious poetry some with references to the Genesee & Finger Lakes regions of upstate New York. Some titles: A Word to an Impenitent Old Man; Adieu - On parting with friends in Otsego, Co.; Christ's Second Advent; Gospel Invitation; Happy Deliverance; The Young and Giddy invited to Christ; The Missionary; The Libertine; The Fop; The Miser; The Tippler; The Unhappy Ends of forming Improper Alliances; &c. The sermon to Youth is taken from verses in Ecclesiastes 12, "Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth..."
Seth Mattison (1788-1843) b. Shaftsbury, VT; d. Perry, NY. Rev. Mattison was a minister with the Methodist Episcopal Church in central and western New York state.