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|Named Person:||Samuel G Drake; Melvin Lord|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|Description:||4 v. ; octavo.|
Octavo volumes one and two contain the records of the Boston Association of Booksellers from its founding in 1801 (as Association of the Boston Booksellers, Oct. 30, 1801-Dec. 1, 1802, and as Association of Boston Booksellers, Dec. 1, 1802-Jan. 27, 1803) to its dissolution in 1820. Both volumes are indexed and include minutes of meetings, regulations, attendance records, and other information.
Octavo volume three consists of sketches of Boston booksellers for the period 1650 to 1860 compiled by Melvin Lord (1791-1876). The volume also contains a brief history of bookselling in Boston and an index to the sketches.
Octavo volume four, compiled by Samuel Gardner Drake (1798-1875) consists of sketches, newsclippings, and notes of Boston printers, booksellers, and publishers for the period 1640 to 1800.