Amesbury, Mass.: The Carriage Center of the World; The Home of John G. Whittier, The Quaker-Poet [cover title]. No named author.
Amesbury, Mass.: The Carriage Center of the World; The Home of John G. Whittier, The Quaker-Poet [cover title]

Amesbury, Mass.: The Carriage Center of the World; The Home of John G. Whittier, The Quaker-Poet [cover title]

N.p. [Amesbury?]: No stated publisher, n.d. [1893]. First edition. Soft cover. 40p, many line ills. Handling wear and soil; minor old insect damage to 3 margins. Ca. 4 x 8 inches horizontal. Good. Item #30375

Catalogue of “Amesbury’s World Columbian Exhibit,” as stated in the page headings. Each spread features vehicles exhibited at the Chicago World’s Fair by various Amesbury carriage makers: Briggs; Biddle & Smart; Amesbury Carriage Co.; A.N. Parry; Currier, Cameron; Folger & Drummond; Osgood Morrill; Lambert Hollander; Samuel Rowell’s Sons; John H. Shiels; Neal & Bolser; Charles H. Palmer; E.M. Currier; N.H. Folger; Miller Bros.; J.T. Clarkson; S.R. Bailey. One line illustration per page, plus text (short caption, promotional copy, etc.). Traps, buggies, phaetons, wagons, Rockaways, breaks, etc. They were all shown at the fair in Class 515, Group 83. The introductory text promotes Amesbury as a carriage center and the home of Whittier; the inner rear cover prints a Whittier poem. One page of ads for 2 Amesbury carriage hardware and trimmings firms. Scarce; WorldCat locates a handful of copies. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.

Price: $150.00

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