Proceedings at the printers' banquet, held by the New York Typographical Society, on the occasion of Franklin's birth-day, Jan. 17, 1850, at Niblo's, Broadway

New York: Charles B. Norton [John F. Trow, printer], 1850. 8vo, pp. 64; original tan wrappers printed in black and red; occasional light spotting, the wrappers a bit toned; very good. Includes an address by the president, Peter C. Baker, an oration by W. L. S. Harrison, an address by Horace Greeley and also an account of the supper and toasts and responses. "Between five and six hundred ladies and gentlemen ... partook of a sumptuous supper provided by Mr. Niblo" (p. 4). "Niblo's Garden was a New York theatre on Broadway, near Prince Street. It was established in 1823 as "Columbia Garden" which in 1828 gained the name of the Sans Souci and was later the property of the coffeehouse proprietor and caterer William Niblo" (Wikipedia). Charles B. Norton (1825-1891) "was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 1, 1825. He was a publisher most known for his Literary Gazette, the country's first library periodical. In the Literary Gazette is where the first library convention of 1853 was proposed, the predecessor to the American Library Association" (ALA Archives). A very early Norton imprint, only one book published in 1849 appears to predate this. Item #54624

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