The American Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Established October 17, 1836. Prospectus

The American Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Established October 17, 1836. Prospectus

New York: published by the Committee, no. 650 Broadway, 1837. 8vo, pp. [2], 38, 15 (appendix), [1]; original printed blue wrappers; inelegantly rebacked with duct tape, signature excised from top of the front wrapper, one page loose, but present; old literary society rubberstamp at base of title page, some edge curls; but for the rebacking, very good. At the top of the front wrapper: "No. 1, April 1837." Includes a list of Officers, a Constitution, "Brief sketches of European literary and scientific societies" on pp. [13]-36, plus an appendix, "The circular. The following is a copy of the circular letter addressed to gentlemen in different parts of the country, by the committee appointed to draw up a constitution for an American Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge." Also includes replies to the circular. American Imprints 42798; Sabin 66083. Item #57801

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