Two lectures on the advantages of a republican condition of society for the promotion of the arts and the cultivation of science

Boston: Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1833. 8vo, pp. 42; original printed tan front wrapper preserved, frontispiece and rear wrapper wanting; bound in library boards, ex-Harvard College Library (released) and with 2 or 3 small stamps; all else very good. "The advancement of civilization, by the cultivation of letters, science, and the arts, is to be held among the noblest objects of human exertion." Whitcomb (1792-1879) was a journalist and a champion of the working class, public schools and democratic political values. "He held several jobs and careers that included books, peddling, landowner, clerk, and journalist. It was his business of selling books' subscriptions that allowed him to travel the country extensively, giving him opportunities to purchase land at bargaining prices, gather a unique knowledge of the common US people, and to meet interesting and prominent people, including President Thomas Jefferson" (Wikipedia). American Imprints 22623; Sabin 103348. Item #57537

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