A communication from the Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of Manufactures and the Useful Arts.

Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of American Manufactures.

Published by Pr. for the Society by Samuel Akerman, Philadelphia, 1804
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Founded to "promote the manufacturing interest of our country" in 1787, the Society sent out this communication giving its constitution and list of officers with a report on the present state of manufacturing in the United States. This includes a discussion of growth in domestic raw materials and manufactures ? with some detail as to items whose production has increased ? and reports decline in the need for imported materials and manufactured goods. The whole ends on a note at once self-congratulatory and restrained: Things are, happily, "in most respects very considerably better than . . . at the first establishment of the Society." Tench Coxe was the publishing President, Peter A. Browne, the Secretary. 8vo (20.5 cm, 8.07"). [2], 28 pp. Shaw & Shoemaker 7024; Sabin 60367; Rink, Technical Americana, 2967. Removed from a nonce volume. Dust-soiled. First few leaves detached. Ex-library: old pencil markings and yellow label with lending rules of the Mercantile Library Company of Philadelphia on front fly-leaf, with offsetting from glue on title-page. Mild foxing. Bookseller Inventory # 30372

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Title: A communication from the Pennsylvania ...

Publisher: Pr. for the Society by Samuel Akerman, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1804

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