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A Checklist of American Newspaper Carriers' Addresses, 1720-1820

Gerald D. McDonald

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ISBN 10: 0944026168 / ISBN 13: 9780944026168
Published by American Antiquarian Society
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Fine. Cloth, D-j. 1999. Originally published at $35.00. Bookseller Inventory # W74057

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Title: A Checklist of American Newspaper Carriers' ...

Publisher: American Antiquarian Society

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used - Like New

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First Edition. The newspaper carrier's address, a printed holiday greeting, was a unique early American poetic form. Each New Year's Day, newspaper carriers around America and Canada distributed printed verses to their customers in hope of a hefty tip. Often highly amusing and occasionally quite socially aware, these broadsides eulogized the dutiful carrier of the year gone by. For the first time, these addresses have been compiled in bibliographic form. Some of America's most prominent men of letters, such as Benjamin Franklin and Daniel Webster, supplied the poetic addresses. 940 American and 61 Canadian addresses are indexed here.

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