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Whitehouse, Moses M.
Manuscript collection of compositions on a variety of subjects
[Pembroke, CT, 1832. 8vo, pp. [2], 100, [2]; 6 leaves of mounted dried flowers (mostly perished) at back; 1 extra bifolium laid in containing three pages of "wandering thoughts"; contemporary quarter red calf over marbled paper-covered boards; upper joint cracked at the top, boards rubbed and bumped; very good. A manuscript notebook full of pontification on a variety of subjects, some rather mundane ("Friendship is an acquisition which is very necessary and needful in life"), and some on more colorful topics: the autobiography of a hat, Yankee peddlers ("Among the variety of imposters which we daily meet the yanks peddlers must be the first which comes under our observation"); slavery; the plight of the Indians; fashion ("Where the old fashioned knee-buckles have been turned into some article of fancy; the sheepskin pantaloons and horn buttons have given place to morocco shoes and shell combs"). Thirty-three entries are provided in all. One describes the town of Pembroke, CT; there seems little otherwise to indicate where these essays were published. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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