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, 142 Nassau-St. New York Observer Building, 1837. 8vo, 2 parts in 1; pp. [2], 38, 16; removed from binding, wrappers wanting; very good. The last 16 pages constitute an Appendix copying a 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." Prospectus, constitution, list of officers, and various endorsements of a society whose aim was "to promote ... knowledge among all classes ... by issuing pure, entertaining, and valuable publications in cheap and popular form." American Imprints 42798; Sabin 66083. Item #58279

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