CHARTER OF INCORPORATION, CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE MECHANIC ARTS. TO WHICH IS ANNEXED, A LIST OF MEMBERS, AND OF THE OFFICERS FOR 1824. TOGETHER WITH THE FIRST QUARTERLY REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS, MADE TO THE INSTITUTE AT A MEETING HELD APRIL 15TH, 1824. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE INSTITUTE.

Philadelphia: William Fry, 1824. 12mo, contemporary plain wrappers with publisher advertisements on inner wraps. 34, [1] pp. Light uniform tanning. Very Good.

The Society was established in 1824. These are its founding documents. Mathew Carey was a vice president and member of several committees. In addition to the material described in the title, this item lists nine pages of members, with their occupations-- including Nicholas Biddle, President of the Bank of the U.S., Marcus Bull ["gold beater"], and others great and obscure.
FIRST EDITION. Rink 526 [7]. AI 16182 [7]. Item #10985

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