Early and uncommon American insurance item, with a nice woodcut title-page vignette of a tree. The company was originally founded in 1784 and incorporated in 1786; it produced its first deed of settlement in 1801, the text of which is here amended to conform with changes made to the original act of incorporation. => In libraries, this is a common item on microfilm ? very uncommon, as a reality. 8vo (18.7 cm, 7.4"). 15, [1 (blank)] pp. Shaw & Shoemaker 44957. Stitched in paper wrappers, front wrapper with printed paper label; pencilled notations to upper margin of front wrapper, small smudge to back wrapper. Ownership inscription to front fly-leaf. A little foxing only. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The deed of settlement of the Mutual ...
Publisher: Pr. by W. Fry
Publication Date: 1818
Book Description Philadelphia. ., 1801. 12pp. Titlepage vignette. Contemporary stiff wrappers, printed paper label pasted on front wrapper. Trace of foxing. Overall very good. The statement of settlements by an early American fire insurance concern. A lead tree was affixed to houses insured by the Mutual Assurance Company. Shaw & Shoemaker locates only four copies. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 976. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 20652