1824 · [Boston]
by [AMERICAN LAW - CUSTOMS & REVENUE] DEGRAND, P.P.F. [Peter Paul Francis]
[Boston]: Elisha Bellamy, 1824. Leather_bound. Degrand (1787-1855) was a wealthy Franco-American broker and financier, publisher from 1819-1828 of the Boston Weekly Report of Public Sales and of Arrivals, briefly employing Edgar Alan Poe as a reporter. SHOEMAKER 15952 and 15953. SABIN 19304 - 19305. KRESS S.6310 for the first title. A useful compilation of tariff rates and customs laws in the early Republic; both titles uncommon in any edition. 12mo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards; 84+146,pp. Two folding tables. Binding rubbed but sound; front free endpaper lacking; sound and Good. Early ownership inscription of Francis Peabody (presumably Col. Francis Peabody, 1801-1867, early President of the Essex Institute). With later presentation bookplate of Martha Peabody to the Essex Institute; release stamp dated 1937.
(Inventory #: 49227)