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Providence Marine Society:

CHARTER, LAWS, &C. OF THE PROVIDENCE MARINE SOCIETY.

Barnum Field, Providence: 1824 12mo. Contemporary plain wrappers, stitched, 12pp. Rear wrapper with a couple of tears, text lightly foxed, Good+. The rare first printing of the Society's By-Laws, adopted as of July 4 1824. Its 1798 Charter of Incorporation appears here for the first time after its 1799 printing. Membership is limited to past or current "commanders of vessels," to provide "for their relief in distress, and for the relief of their widows and children." Honorary membership is available to "persons of other professions." Expulsion is authorized for failure to pay dues, or if the member "shall sink in to a common drunkard, or be guilty of any atrocious vice, or become so contentious as to disturb the peace and harmony of the society." OCLC 22844084 [2- Yale, Brown] [as of October 2015]. 473 NUC 0618173 [1- DLC]. Not in Sabin, Bartlett, Eberstadt, AI, Decker.


Book Id: 16716

Price: $350.00

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