Good. Item #5740
Fitchburg, MA: [Livermore & Knight], 1896. First Edition. Oblong octavo;  pp. Illustrations and local advertisements throughout. Printed in three columns on coarse brown butcher paper.
Stiff burlap wrappers with decorative ribbon binding and a wax seal. Side staple binding. Wrappers are cracked and separated from the text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. No tears. Only one copy in OCLC.
Program for a dramatic performance by the Fitchburg Athletic Club performed at Fitchburg City Hall on April 22, 1896 -- the club's fourth such annual performance -- concerning John Fitch and the accurate account of the selection of the town's site. A glowing review the next day in the Fitchburg Daily Sentinal mentions the program, designed by Livermore & Knight of Providence (who also furnished the burlap for the covers, as being "not the least surprise of the evening...[which] made a unique souvenir of the play." The program includes the lyrics for all the songs, stage diagrams, and numerous local advertisements.