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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Olden Time Series, Vol. 5: Some Strange
and Curious Punishments, by Henry M. Brooks
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Title: The Olden Time Series, Vol. 5: Some Strange and Curious Punishments
Gleanings Chiefly from Old Newspapers of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts
Author: Henry M. Brooks
Release Date: August 3, 2005 [EBook #16419]
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_THE OLDEN-TIME SERIES._
16mo. Per vol., 50 cents.
There appears to be, from year to year, a growing popular taste for
quaint and curious reminiscences of "Ye Olden Time," and to meet this,
Mr. Henry M. Brooks has prepared a series of interesting handbooks.
The materials have been gleaned chiefly from old newspapers of Boston
and Salem, sources not easily accessible, and while not professing to
be history, the volumes contain much material for history, so combined
and presented as to be both amusing and instructive. The titles of
some of the volumes indicate their scope and their promise of
CURIOSITIES OF THE OLD LOTTERY.
DAYS OF THE SPINNING-WHEEL.
SOME STRANGE AND CURIOUS PUNISHMENTS.
QUAINT AND CURIOUS ADVERTISEMENTS.
NEW-ENGLAND SUNDAY, ETC.
"It has been the good fortune of the writer to be allowed a peep at
the manuscript for this series, and he can assure the lovers of the
historical and the quaint in literature that something both valuable
and pleasant is in store for them. In the specialties treated of in
these books Mr. Brooks has been for many years a careful collector and
student, and it is gratifying to learn that the material is to be
committed to book form."--_Salem Gazette._
_For sale by all Booksellers. Sent, post-paid, upon receipt of price.
Catalogues of our books mailed free._
TICKNOR & CO., BOSTON.