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The Olden Time Series, Vol. 4: Quaint and Curious Advertisements Gleanings Chiefly from Old Newspapers of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts   By: (1822-1898)

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THE OLDEN TIME SERIES.

16mo. Per vol., 50 cents.

There appears to be, from year to year, a growing popular taste for quaint and curious reminiscences of "Ye Olden Time," and to meet this, Mr. Henry M. Brooks has prepared a series of interesting handbooks. The materials have been gleaned chiefly from old newspapers of Boston and Salem, sources not easily accessible, and while not professing to be history, the volumes contain much material for history, so combined and presented as to be both amusing and instructive. The titles of some of the volumes indicate their scope and their promise of entertainment:

CURIOSITIES OF THE OLD LOTTERY. DAYS OF THE SPINNING WHEEL. SOME STRANGE AND CURIOUS PUNISHMENTS. QUAINT AND CURIOUS ADVERTISEMENTS. LITERARY CURIOSITIES. NEW ENGLAND SUNDAY, ETC.

"It has been the good fortune of the writer to be allowed a peep at the manuscript for this series, and he can assure the lovers of the historical and the quaint in literature that something both valuable and pleasant is in store for them. In the specialties treated of in these books Mr. Brooks has been for many years a careful collector and student, and it is gratifying to learn that the material is to be committed to book form." Salem Gazette.

For sale by all Booksellers. Sent, post paid, upon receipt of price. Catalogues of our books mailed free.

TICKNOR & CO., BOSTON.

THE OLDEN TIME SERIES

QUAINT AND CURIOUS ADVERTISEMENTS

ADVERTISEMENTS.

Advertisements are sometimes very amusing. They give insights into the manners of the times no less interesting than authentic. Suppose the ancients had possessed a press, and that a volume of a Roman Post or Chronicle had been dug up at Herculaneum, with what curiosity should we not contemplate the millinery of the Roman ladies, or, "Wanted, a Gladiator to fight the last new lion;" or, "Next Ides of November will be published the new poem of Quintus Horatius Flaccus"! LEIGH HUNT.

THE OLDEN TIME SERIES.

GLEANINGS CHIEFLY FROM OLD NEWSPAPERS OF BOSTON AND SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS

SELECTED AND ARRANGED, WITH BRIEF COMMENTS

BY

HENRY M. BROOKS

Quaint and Curious Advertisements

"Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands. By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote." EMERSON

[Illustration: Crest]

BOSTON

TICKNOR AND COMPANY

1886

Copyright, 1886,

BY TICKNOR AND COMPANY.

All rights reserved.

University Press:

JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.

INDEX OF NAMES.

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ABRAHAM, NATHANIEL 30 Adams, John 73 Allen, Jolley 40 Allen, Thomas 27 Amberson, William 105 Amory, John & Thomas, & Co. 126 Amory, Jonathan & John 29 Andrews, William, jr. 140 Appleton, John 46 Aspinwalle, G. & T. 91

BAILS, JAMES 137 Baker, John 21 Baker, Mr. 8 Ball, John 12 Barclay, Andrew 38 Barnard, Thomas, D.D. 45, 48 Barnum, P.T. 120 Bartlett, Keziah 136, 137 Bartlett, W.P. 59 Bathrick, Samuel 141 Bell, Robert 54 Belcher & Armstrong 91 Belknap, Jeremy, D.D. 44 Bernard, Governor Francis 14, 15 Billings, Mary 18, 19 Blake, Increase 11 Blanchard & Hancock 35 Bois, John 17 Bolles, E... Continue reading book >>




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