Printed label of book from the 'Lutterworth New Book Society, 1839-40', with list of members' names. With additional information in manuscript.

Lutterworth New Book Society, Leicestershire [lending library; circulating libraries]
Publication details: 
Lutterworth New Book Society [Leicestershire]. 1839-1840.
SKU: 13134

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper. The heading reads (with manuscript additions in square brackets): 'No. [358] | LUTTERWORTH | New Book Society, | 1839-40. | To be kept [7] Days. | Ordered by [Mr G. Bottrill] | Price [6/-].' Three columns follow, headed 'When sent', 'To whom sent' and 'When returned'. The middle column contains the printed names of 31 male individuals, from 'Mr. C. Burdett' to 'Mr. Stiles', with the addition of one manuscript name. Dates are written in manuscript in the first and third column. At foot of leaf: 'N.B. Any member, keeping a work longer than the time allowed for reading the same, will be fined One Penny per day. (Rule 2).' No record has been discovered of this Book Society: Alston records a 'Lutterworth Book Society' between 1758 and 1792, and also notes a 'Bottrill's Circulating Library', without dates.