Item #56579 Bi-Centennial of the town of Bristol. It having been decided to publish in book form the entire proceedings. Edward S. Babbitt.
Bi-Centennial of the town of Bristol. It having been decided to publish in book form the entire proceedings...

Bi-Centennial of the town of Bristol. It having been decided to publish in book form the entire proceedings...

[Bristol? Bi-Centennial Committee, 1880.]. Broadsheet (approx. 6¾" x 6"), wood-engraved Bristol seal at the top of the recto, flanked by the dates 1680 / 1880; a bit of soiling on the verso, but generally fine. A proposal to publish an octavo book of approximately 250 pages available as a pamphlet for 60 cents, in a cloth binding for $1, and in quarto size on tinted paper for $1.50 and to contain "much that has never appeared before in type ... The committee will be pleased to receive your subscription ... A prompt response is requested in order that the committee may determine the number of copies to be printed." Accompanied by an invitation to the Bi-Centennial of the Town of Bristol, a bifolium of similar size and design as the above, printed on the first page only. "One pleasant and highly interesting feature of the day will be the reunion of the sons and daughters of Bristol. As one of them, you are cordially invited to be present, and unite with us in making the occasion worthy of the Town and its history." Signed in type, Le Baron B. Colt, later a U.S. Senator from Bristol, R.I. and the nephew of Samuel Colt, the arms manufacturer. Neither the prospectus nor the invitation was found in OCLC. Item #56579

Price: $150.00

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