MEMORIAL OF THE AUCTIONEERS OF PHILADELPHIA. TO THE HONOURABLE THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED- THE MEMORIAL OF THE SUBSCRIBERS, CITIZENS OF PHILADELPHIA, RESPECTFULLY SHEWETH- .

[Philadelphia? 1824]. Caption title [as issued]. 16pp. Stitched, light fox and wear, Very Good.

The Memorial opposes retailers' lobbying "to impose such a duty upon Sales by Auction, as will in effect be a prohibition of that mode of selling." Merchants resented auctioneers' disruption of their retail markets; auctioneers, on the other hand, argued that they contributed to market efficiency and hence the public good. This offering, which has no imprint, differs from OCLC's reference, which includes the imprint at the bottom of page 16.
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 68125. See OCLC 4110511 [3]. Not in AI, Rink. Item #20305

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