Meriden Britannia Company: Meriden, Conn. 1906-1907. Paperback. Good. Item #21-6563
Illus., 10 x 7", printed tan wraps, brown lettering on cover, pagination varies. Covers worn, torn and almost detached from textblock, first two pp attached to front cover only, textblock cracked, loose signatures, occasional soiling. "The items here reprinted are taken from many and various sources- newspapers, magazines and books of sixty years ago..." Included are sketches of various cities ie. Detroit, New York, New Orleans, Chicago, San Francisco. Some of the articles: "In The Year 1847 St. Paul Had 100 Inhabitants, Chiefly Half-Breeds", "Immigration Unparalleled", "U.S. Behind In Telegraph", "General Taylor For President". On the very last page is an image of "Fred Douglass" with this note "The negro orator, Frederick Douglass, has located in Rochester, N.Y. and has started a paper, which, we understand, is to be devoted to the anti-slavery principle. This former slave has made quite a name for himself by his efforts in behalf of his own race and may make considerable of a stir before many years". Also present are ads for Rogers' silver. Reminder- the contents originated in 1847 but were reprinted in 1906-1907. SCARCE. SWAF.