OUR FIRST OLD HOME DAY At Salem Maine. August Seventeenth 1904
Publisher: Boston:D. C. Heath and Company
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: No jacket
Edition: 1st edition
Boston:D. C. Heath and Company. 1905. xvii+227pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Green decorated boards lightly soiled with wear to edges and seams. Internally, a previous owners signature to 2nd free end-page and several passages marked lightly with red pen, (affecting about 12 pages). Not underlined, just a vertical line along the passages. Otherwise a very good, clean copy. *From the preface..."The matter betweem these covers has been put into type for the following reasons: First because a large number of those present on Old Home Day could not hear the speakers and were promised at the time that they should have an opportunity later of seeing in print as much of the proceedings as could easily be reproduced...Second , many who, because of distance, age, infirmity, or the cares of life, could not be present, lamented the fact and expressed the hope that they might have a full account of the reunion...Third, the wish was expressed by those who heard the proceedings that the histories of the town might be put into permanent form, as being of much interest to Salemites whether present at the reunion or not...Fourth, because by printing we can preserve and circulate extracts from letters and other communications which the length of the printed program did not allow time for reading...Fifth, because it is hoped that by the sale of the book at one dollar a copy enough money may be collected to add a little sum to our library fund, after paying for the actual cost of the book."