[Morse, Jedidiah]. The Panoplist, and Missionary Magazine. For the year ending June 1, 1813. Volume V. New Series. Boston: Samuel T. Armstrong, 1813. First Edition. 
Leather spine and corners, marbled boards, red leather spine title label complete and intact, gilt rules and "5" stamped on the spine, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 pp., contemporary signature on the front fly page, light stain bottom corner of the first few leaves, rest remarkably clean, the volume is tight. (3), iv.-xiii. (3), 1-576, (4). Very good. Hardcover.
June, 1812 through May, 1813.
This volume includes articles on translation the Bible into the Asiatic languages; Revivals of Religion in Bristol, RI and at the Cape of Good Hope; Account of the people called Shakers; Missionary letters; etc.
Jedidah Morse (1761-1826), orthodox Congregational clergyman of Connecticut, founded The Panoplist (1805), a periodical to combat the growing Unitarianism. He was interested in missionary work among the Indians, his visits to various tribes resulting in the important Report to the Secretary of War on Indian Affairs (1822). He was conservative in politics as in religion, and to oppose the influence of French republicanism founded a Federalist periodical, The Mercury and New England Palladium (1801). His Geography Made Easy (1784) was the first geography published in the U.S., and, along with his later works in this field, won him the title "father of American geography." With Elijah Parish he wrote A Compendious History of New England (1804), which brought accusations of plagiarism from Hannah Adams. He was also the author of Annals of the American Revolution (1824). He was the father of Samuel F.B. Morse. - from the Oxford Companion to American Literature, 1995. (855)