Interest Tables, Six Per Cent., with Rules for Finding Interst at any Rate Per Cent.
1897 · Deep River, CT
by Jennings, S. H.
Deep River, CT: Self published, 1897. First Edition. First printing Very good in oblong black cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the front board. The front hinge is cracked and there is a small 1/4" hole in the gutter of the front joint and very slight rubbing at the fore corners and with the second free end paper torn out. 63 pages followed by 10 pages of text and photographs. Tables for finding the time between dates, counting either 360 or 365 days to the year. The interest tables were the author's main focal point for this publication; however, the photographs of his family and homes at Deep River, Connecticut and at what is now Oaks Bluff, Marthas Vineyard are of much greater interest to the modern reader. The introduction of the book contains two photographs of the authors palatial home in Deep River, one taken in the summer and the second during the winter. A third page shows the author's summer residence, "Owls' Nest", on Atlantic Avenue, Highland Bluff, Marthas Vineyard. The last ten pages of the book are dedicated to Marthas Vineyard. This section is illustrated with an a perspective map of the eastern end of the Island, two panoramic views of Ocean Park, Cottage City, the "Bathing Beach" at Sea View Avenue, East Chop Light and several ads for The Tinkham Cycle Company's standard Tricycles with three retouched photographs of the author on such a tricycle. A most unusual and fascinating piece of Americana. (Inventory #: TB16335)