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An Anniversary Discourse, Delivered Before the New-York Historical Society, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 1827

BLUNT, Joseph

Published by G. and C. Carvill, New York, 1828
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8vo. Original tan printed wrappers. 52pp. Very good. Mild bit of soiling to outer wrappers (only), which are otherwise quite nice. Untrimmed lower edge (as issued). First edition. A tight and handsome copy of this rambling yet relevant history essay that brings home the fact that the more things change, the more they stay the same: It opens, "We live in an extraordinary age. It may emphatically be denominated an age of improvement. Mechanical inventions, scientific discoveries and advances in political knowledge, are daily bringing about great changes in the condition of society; and scarcely have we time to contemplate these changes, and to speculate concerning their probably effects, ere our anticipations are realized, and our attention is occupied by new improvements, whose results are beyond the grasp of the most vivid imagination." Blunt (1792-1860) is best known for his 1837 "The Shipmaster's Assistant and Commercial Digest," and also penned various studies such as "A Historical Sketch of the Formation of the Confederacy" (1825), "An Examination of the Expediency and Constitutionality of Prohibiting Slavery in the State of Missouri" (1819) and "Brief Examination of the Relations between the Cherokees and the Government of the United States" (1832). SABIN 6037. Bookseller Inventory # 28172

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Title: An Anniversary Discourse, Delivered Before ...

Publisher: G. and C. Carvill, New York

Publication Date: 1828

Binding: Paperback

Edition: 1st Edition

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