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Report of Town Superintendent on Text Books. Required by Law

By Jones, G. G.; et al

Bennington, VT: A. S. Baker & Son, Printers, 1879. Softcover. First edition; 3 1/4 x 5; pp. 4; a crease and two small closed cuts to upper corners, else very minor wear; a small correction with ink on pp. 3; very good or better. The report was compiled in 1879 by the Text-book Committee of Bennington (comprised of various educators, a doctor, a minister, and the town's Superintendent) and was filed with the Town Clerk, as required by the Vermont Legislature. Its purpose was to ensure uniformity of prices and the best selection possible of school printed materials. It contains a short summary of the committee's work and prices of textbooks not to be increased for five years. The report also states that " the Committee's opinion, dealers should have a reasonable profit above the following scale of prices for selling the books."


Address delivered at the dedication of the Catamount monument at Bennington, June 23rd, 1897

By Jennings, F. B.

Bennington, VT: s.n., 1897. First edition; 6 1/2 x 9 1/2; pp. 20; textured brick red wraps printed in black; closed cut along spine; edges of wraps a bit brittle with a thin strip chipped off fore-edge of back cover; internally clean; overall very good-. A beautiful speech delivered at the dedication of the Catamount Monument - a granite and copper statue - in Bennington, VT marking the site of the famed Catamount Tavern. In fact, there had been not one but three monuments erected and mentioned in the speech the other two placed in a neighboring churchyard overlooking the graves of soldiers fallen during the Battle of Bennington and on a hill marking the spot where General Stark had camped the day before the infamous battle. The only copy in the trade.