Young, Edward. The Complaint: or, Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality; To which is prefixed, The Life of the Author. Philadelphia: Printed by W. W. Woodward, No. 17, Chestnut-Street, for Cornelius W. Stafford, 1798. 
Original leather binding with a red leather title label, binding worn, 4 1/4 x 7 inches, 2 inch cracks at the top of both outer hinges, creases to backstrip. Copperplate frontispiece of a man in a church graveyard, top 1 1/2 inch cut away. Smaller clip from top of the title page. (i.)-x. (Title & Memoirs); (1)- 266 pp., complete. Additional plate before p. 203. Foxing throughout, sometimes dark; both ends lacking one free end paper. Fair. Hardcover.
ESTC W37486. Evans 35067. The memoir of Young is signed: G. W.
Edward Young, LL.D., 1683-1765, English poet. His Night Thoughts was a very popular work. “The poem is a mighty and magnificent sermon, preached as from a graveyard, on the vanity and brevity of life and the worthlessness and folly of an ill-spent career: on the divine love to sinners, and the great propitiation offered for them; and on the bright hopes of a new and happy existence which Christianity has opened up.” – John Eadie, D.D., LL.D. (1866).