An Address to the Citizens of Philadelphia, Relative to Several Ordinances concerning Fire Wood . . . Calculated to be No Less Useful to the Inhabitants of the Northern Liberties and the District of Southwark

Philadelphia, Pa. J.W. Scott, 1808. Paperback. Title page continued: "With Observations on the cording it, its qualities, and the grievances we lie under by not having sufficient room to cord it in a reasonable time after it has come to market, where more landings may be made, or the present enlarged, &c. &c." 39, [1] p.; 21 cm. Last page contains an advertisement for a weekly literary publication, The Eye, sold at the printer's tookstore. Disbound from a nonce volume. Not in Early American Imprints, 2nd series (Shaw & Shoemaker). A detailed discussion of the use of firewood in the city of Philadelphia and the various city ordinances regulating its sale within the city, signed Another Citizen (p. 34). The printer, John Welwood Scott, started The Religious Remembrancer in 1813, which has been called the first religious weekly published in the United States. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1824. Extremely scarce early 19th-century Philadelphia publication. In Very Good- Condition: disbound; scattered foxing, most prominent on title page and last page (advertisement); otherwise clean. Very Good -. Item #001587

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