Boston: Printed by E. Lincoln, 1807. 16pp. Dbd. Titlepage and final leaf loose and tanned, but present. Good. Item #WRCAM38843
A scarce and early treatise on the rights and importance of inventors, delivered as an address at a meeting of "patentees and proprietors of patents" convened in Boston on Dec. 22, 1806. The anonymous author argues the importance of promoting "useful arts," the need to protect the intellectual property of inventors in order to nurture and encourage their pursuits, and the necessity of strong and lengthy patent laws. Not in Rink. A noteworthy work on the importance of promoting American inventions. SABIN 69502. COHEN 7149. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 13480.