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Description: HARVARD CLASS OF 1808
Scarce broadside, 1p. folio, Cambridge, Aug. 31, 1808, (printed by Hillard & Metcalf, 1808) titled "Illustrissimo Jacobo Sullivan, armigero, LL.D. Gubernatori...Caeterisque, qui in Rebus Universitatis administrandis versantur; Vereandis Ecclesiarum passium Pastoribus; Universis denique, ubicunque terrarum, Humaanitits Cultoribus, Reique Publicae nostrae literariae Fautoribus...". The broadside then lists the forty Harvard students receiving their bachelors' degrees together with selected theses recited by the students noted below. OCLC identifies one institutional example at the American Antiquarian Society (OCLC 83760373). Not in Shaw & Shoemaker, but similar to an 1807 example (Shaw & Shoemaker, 12728). Marginal chips with losses affecting text especially at right and bottom margins, moderate uneven toning, creases, else very good.

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