Minutes of the Proceedings of the Committee Appointed on the 14th September, 1793, by the Citizens of Philadelphia, the Northern Liberties and the District of Southwark, to Attend to and Alleviate the Sufferings of the Afflected with the Malignant Fever, Prevalent, in the City and its Vicinity, with an Appendix. Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic, Philadelphia. Committee to Attend to, Alleviate the Sufferings of the Afflicted, the Malignant Fever.

Minutes of the Proceedings of the Committee Appointed on the 14th September, 1793, by the Citizens of Philadelphia, the Northern Liberties and the District of Southwark, to Attend to and Alleviate the Sufferings of the Afflected with the Malignant Fever, Prevalent, in the City and its Vicinity, with an Appendix.

Philadelphia: Printed by R. Aitken & Son, and sold by J. Crukshank, W. Young, T. Dobson and the Other Booksellers, 1794. First edition. 8vo (8 x 4.88 inches), old sheep, black leather label, gilt lettering, [i-ii], [1]-191, [1], [186]-204; 217-223, [1] pages, as called for. Four inserted folding tables. Fragile sheep peeling, label renewed, spine faded and rubbed; a good to very good copy. Item #20313

A detailed account of the civic efforts to combat the highly mortal yellow fever epidemic that swept Philadelphia (then the national capital) from August to October, 1793. With an appendix listing the known dead and folding tables of figures for those who had fled or remained in the city (by race and by neighborhood). This copy with a small contemporary slip of paper laid in, completed in autograph ink and seemingly updating mortality and burial figures for mid-November, 1793. Evans 27501; Austin 1509.

Price: $650.00