An Early Effort to Promote Copyright in the United States American Copyright Club. An Address to the People of the United States in Behalf of the American Copyright Club, Adopted at New-York, October 18th, 1843. New York: Published by the Club, 1843. 2 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light toning, light foxing to a few leaves. $150. * Only edition. The short-lived American Copyright Club aimed to promote copyright as a moral matter and stressed its role in the promotion of reputable publishing and an independent national literature. The membership of this club included several prominent members of America's literary, legal and political, communities, such as John Quincy Adams, William Cullen Bryant, Henry Clay, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe and Henry Wheaton. OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law libraries (George Washington University, Yale, York University). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7092.
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