AN APPEAL / FOR THE SABBATH [drop-title followed by 13 paragraphs of text in two columns separated by a thin ornamental rule, title and text enclosed within an ornamental border]

AN APPEAL / FOR THE SABBATH [drop-title followed by 13 paragraphs of text in two columns separated by a thin ornamental rule, title and text enclosed within an ornamental border]

NP: np, nd [ca. 1830]. Printed broadside, 11 ½ x 9 1/8 inches, second line of the title in larger bold capitals. An appeal to keep the day “holy,” particularly aimed at proprietors of steam-boats, cars, and means of public conveyances: “Our Steam-boats, Rail-road Cars, Stages, and private vehicles groan under the burdens imposed upon them by the sons of pleasure.” Sabbatarianism had a blossoming in the 1830s. Apparently not recorded in American Imprints. OCLC locates three copies (Syracuse, Northwestern, Massachusetts Historical Society); apparently not located at the American Antiquarian Society. Some old staining in the upper corners, but very good. Item #65826

Price: $150.00

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