A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BEFORE THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, at the Semiannual Meeting Twelfth of June, 1798. William WALTER.

A DISCOURSE DELIVERED BEFORE THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, at the Semiannual Meeting Twelfth of June, 1798

Boston, [MA]: Printed by John & Thomas Fleet, at the Bible and Heart, Cornhill, 1798. First edition. Disbound (?). 21.5 x 17 cm. 48, [2 (blank)] pp. Half-title. Sewn, as issued. Small, blank piece missing from half-title, edges slightly frayed. Contemporary ownership signature of Joseph Peirce at head of half title. Evans 34593. ESTC W20164 Austin 1994: "Largely [a] eulogy of the purpose and work of the Humane Society." Its mission centered around saving lives from drownings and shipwrecks. Sabin 101201. An Appendix (pp. 25-48) contains the Society's act of incorporation, rules and regulations, list of members (including Joseph Peirce, above, and Col. Paul Revere), &c. Item #66187

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