Extracts from the rules of the reading society.

[Taunton?] : [publisher not identified], [between 1790-1798]
1 leaf ; 20 x 25 cm
t.x- f.ll ntit ano- (S) 1790 (Q)
Subscription libraries -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Books and reading -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Books and reading.
Subscription libraries.
Forms (documents)
Early works.
Blank forms -- England -- Taunton -- 18th century.
Place of Publication:
England Taunton.
Caption title.
Unfinished date ("179[blank]") on line 2 of text of right-hand column; earliest date supplied in ms., beside name of Mr. Pinchard, is December 8, 1798.
Broadside (oblong with vertical chain lines), printed in 2 columns.
Names of members: Mr. Speediman, Mr. Jeffries, Cap. Clitsome, Mr. Badcock, Cap. Smith, Mr. Woodforde, Mr. Bryant, Mr. Laurent, Mr. Beadon, Rev. A. Foster, Mr. Pinchard, Mr. Blundell, Mr. S. Norman, Rev. F. Clapp, Rev. D. Webber, Rev. B. Bluett, Mr. Bluett, Mr. T. Coles, Miss Norman, Dr. Metford, Mr. Sheppard, Mr. Buncombe, Major Whitmash.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Louis A. Duhring Fund.
Penn Libraries copy: 2 dates and one cross supplied in ms. beneath the word "Received." (to the left of printed members' names) in right-hand column; 21 dates between 1798 and 1800 supplied in ms. beneath the word "Delivered." (to the right of printed members' names) in right-hand column.
Penn Libraries copy: small hole in lower portion of right-hand column with no loss of text; remains of 2 red circular adhesions on blank reverse of sheet.
"Reproducing a selection of rules together with a printed record of [23] members, this printed sheet was once pasted inside the covers of a book that was circulated amongst the members of a provincial reading society ... From the reference to the 'market-house' and the names of the members it seems likely that this reading society was based in Taunton in Somerset ..."--Bookseller's description accompanying Penn Libraries copy.
Penn Chronology:
between 1790 and 1798
Cited in:
ESTC, N507316
Louis A. Duhring Fund.
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