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The Alliance between Pilgrim and Puritan in Massachusetts: An Address Delivered before the Old Planters Society

By Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Salem, MA: Old Planters Society. Very Good; Staples rusted, front hinge tender.. 1900. Softcover. Brown printed stapled wraps. Address delivered in Jacob Sleeper Hall, Boston University, June 9, 1900. Also includes account of the Old Planters Society history, its constitution and by-laws and list of officers and members. ; 23 pages .

$40.00

Founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

By Gardner, Frank A.

Salem, MA: Salem Press Co.. Very Good; Wraps toned.. 1908. Softcover. Reprint from an article printed in The Massachusetts Magazine. Blue printed stapled wraps. "The following paper is a review of the royal grants and charters in Massachusetts Bay with the particular object of emphasizing the claims of the Cape Ann men." [planters' claims of being founders of the Colony]. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 13 pages .

$20.00

Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Newbury, June 10, 1885

Newburyport, MA: Historical Society of Old Newbury. Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly worn, bubbling to front boards, . hinges cracked, shaken.. 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. Blindstamped dark green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Penciled owner name on front flyleaf (Geo. C. Parsons) and binder’s label on front pastedown endpaper (Curtis & Breare, Lynn, Mass. ) Compilation of proclamations, resolutions, preliminary proceedings in 1735 and 1835, summaries of planning committee meetings, celebration program and remarks, processional, dinner addresses, and appendices of all the other pomp and pageantry associated with this grand occasion. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 150 pages .

$30.00

By Their Markers Ye Shall Them: A Chronicle of the History and Restorations of Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground

By Hosley, William; Holcombe, Shepherd M.

Hartford, CT: The Ancient Burying Ground Association, Inc.. Very Good. 1994. Softcover. 0964076217 . xvi, 173pp. Blue printed softcover. Many black and white photos. Includes many epitaphs. Large cream-colored folding map of the burying ground laid in. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$25.00

Gravestone Chronicles I:  Some Eighteenth-Century New England Carvers and  Their Work
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Gravestone Chronicles I: Some Eighteenth-Century New England Carvers and Their Work

By Chase, Theodore; Gabel, Laurel K.

Boston: New England Historic Geneaological Society. Very Good. 1997. Second Printing. Softcover. 0880820241 . vi, 285pp, many black and white photos. Foreword by Ralph J. Crandall. Bibliography, illustrations, maps. .

$25.00

Pictorial Souvenir: John Alden - Pilgrim

By Alden, Augustus E.

Boston: Alden Colonial View Company. Good; Musty, edges of wrappers toned, gift inscription on dedication page.. 1904. Softcover. Green printed stapled wraps with circular cut-out on front wraps showing Alden Arms in color on dedication page. Measures 5.25 x 7.25 inches. Souvenir album prepared for the descendants of Mayflower Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden, giving a brief history of their voyage from England, landing at Plymouth Rock, settlement at Duxbury, Massachusetts, and description of houses and domestic items. Also shows several photos of Alden descendant reunions and has ads at rear for other publications by and about various Aldens. ; [44] pages .

$35.00

The Lucius Beebe Memorial Library: An Historical Sketch

By Ingram, Elizabeth Frances

Trustees of the Lucius Memorial Library. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, owner name on recto of front . free endpaper, frontispiece photo portrait of Beebe foxed.. 1925. Hardcover. Navy gilt-stamped boards with mustard cloth spine. Several tipped-in illustrations. A history of the public library in Wakefield, Massachusetts. ; 40 pages .

$25.00

Tufts College: A Seat of Learning in New England

Medford, MA: Tufts College. Very Good; Gift inscription on front free endpaper, wraps lightly edgeworn.. [1922]. Softcover. Color printed tan card wraps. Many photos. A history and description of Tufts College circa 1922 (date from initialed illustration) , showing classrooms, architecture, sports clubs, student musicians, etc. WorldCat only locates 4 copies and no other copies of this edition listed for sale in the trade at time of listing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages .

$35.00

Songs and Sonnets

By Laighton, Oscar

Self Published. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed.. N.D.. Hardcover. 1920s-30s. Green cloth with titles in gilt on front boards and spine. Signed by the author on the fore-edge of page 7, showing his photograph and facsimile signature. Other photos. A collection of verse and photos of Appledore Island and poet Celia Thaxter and her summer house gardens. Laighton was Thaxter’s brother, and according to Vaughn Cottage, the library and museum on Star Island, New Hampshire, Laighton spent most of his 99 years living in the various Isles of Shoals, including Appledore, lying off the New Hampshire and Maine coasts. During his final years he helped run conferences for the Unitarian Church, which had purchased Appledore Island and its hotels, and it would appear that an attendee of one such conference bought a copy of Laighton’s book and had it signed on different pages by 49 people with their place of residence (Massachusetts to India) noted. Many signatures are dated 1930. ; 84 pages; Signed by Author .

$35.00

Souvenir of the Thirty-First Convention of the Massachusetts Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Held in Leominster, October 25-28, 1904

Massachusetts Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Very Good; Light soiling and edgewear to covers.. 1904. Ephemera. Printed tan card covers bound with silk ties. Measures 6 x 9.5 inches. Photos, advertisements. Owner signature (Almira Coffin Rowe) on inside front cover. Laid in are two sheets of manuscript letter written in a neat script on both sides by Rowe giving a summary report of the convention. Souvenir program outlines the program of the convention, photos and listings of temperance leaders, lyrics to temperance psalms and hymns, and descriptions of the work of national, state, and local temperance unions. ; [26] pages .

$60.00

The Story of Mary and Her Little Lamb
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The Story of Mary and Her Little Lamb

Sudbury, MA: Longfellow's Wayside Inn. Very Good; Covers rubbed.. 1928. Reprint. Softcover. A reprint of the original nursery rhyme/song, first published in 1928, which was based on a real-life 19th century Mary who lived in Sterling, Massachusetts. Brown printed softcover. Many illustrations and photos. ; 40 pages .

$10.00

Heroes of the Battle Road:  A Narrative of Events in Lincoln on the 18th  and 19th of April, 1775
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Heroes of the Battle Road: A Narrative of Events in Lincoln on the 18th and 19th of April, 1775

By Hersey, Frank Wilson Cheney

Boston: Perry Walton. Very Good; Covers soiled and split at tail of spine.. 1930. Softcover. Tan printed softcover. Photos. ; 40 pages .

$15.00

The Memorial History of Boston, Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts,  1630-1880 In Four Volumes
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The Memorial History of Boston, Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1630-1880 In Four Volumes

By Winsor, Justin (editor)

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, hinges cracked, dampstain at top . and bottom margins, Volume three and four boards dampstained and bowed, . volume three noticeably more sunned at spine.. 1881. Hardcover. The Memorial History of Boston, Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1630-1880, edited by Justin Winsor, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1880-81. Complete in four quarto volumes. Uniformly bound in full dark brown leather with all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Six compartments on spine stamped in blind and in gilt. Gilt-stamped turn-ins. Numerous illustrations, signature facsimiles, heliotypes, maps, index in each volume. A handsome set. Volume I: xxxii, 596pp, later printing; Volume II: lviii, 577pp, first edition; Volume III: xii, 691pp, first edition; Volume IV: x, 713pp, first edition. A sweeping history of the Boston, Massachusetts area and sketches of some of its most famous citizens from the colonial era through the late 19th century. Howes W 576. .

$250.00

History of Milford, Connecticut, 1639-1939
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History of Milford, Connecticut, 1639-1939

By WPA

Milford Historical Society, Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, faint cup rings on front . boards.. 1973. Reprint. Hardcover. xii, 204pp. Index, photos. Folding maps of 1646 town plot, 1703-1784 town map, 1835 town map, 1865 town map. Navy leatherette binding. Compiled and written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Connecticut. .

$25.00

The Heart of New Hampshire:  Things Held Dear by Folks of the Old Stocks
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The Heart of New Hampshire: Things Held Dear by Folks of the Old Stocks

By Weygandt, Cornelius

NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, owner name penciled on front . free endpaper.. 1944. Hardcover. Brown cloth binding. xvi, 210 pp, index, many black and white photos. .

$15.00

Bradford:  A New England Academy
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Bradford: A New England Academy

By Pond, Jean Sarah

Bradford, MA: Bradford Academy Alumnae Association. Fair with no dust jacket; Boards worn and shaken, one plate loose, front . hinge cracked.. 1933. Second Edition. Hardcover. One of 500 copies printed of the second edition. xvi, 368pp, index. Bibliography, many plates. Introductory note by Agnes Smith Stackpole. Navy cloth. History of the Bradford Academy, in Massachusetts, which was founded in 1803 as a co-educational secondary school, later became a female-only institution, and then transformed into a junior college from 1932 until it closed in 2000. .

$20.00

Celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill.   With an Appendix Containing a Survey of the Literature of the Battle, its  Antecedents and Results
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Celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill. With an Appendix Containing a Survey of the Literature of the Battle, its Antecedents and Results

Boston: Boston City Council. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, scrape on lower corner of rear . boards, light foxing to front and rear several leaves and tissue guards.. 1875. First Edition. Hardcover. Dark green blindstamped beveled boards with gilt city seal design on front boards and titles stamped in gilt on spine. Viii, [9-11], 12-174pp. One of 1,000 copies. Frontispiece engraving of Boston City Hall, plus three additional engraved plates of Music Hall reception, Triumphal Arch at Charlestown, and Bunker Hill Monument (last three engravings after illustrations by artist Edwin A. Abbey from early in his career). An account of the pomp and circumstance of the centennial celebrations of the Battle of Bunker Hill, including all speeches, invitations, proclamations, description of procession, the services, and appendix of literature of Bunker Hill. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$80.00

Camping in the New England Mountains
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Camping in the New England Mountains

By Hubbard, Charles D.

Manchester, ME: Falmouth Publishing House. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed.. 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. Black cloth binding. Hand-lettered text and illustrations by Hubbard. Delightful illustrated memoir of various camping trips in the mountains throughout New England. ; 109 pages .

$20.00

Historic Towns of the Connecticut River Valley
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Historic Towns of the Connecticut River Valley

By Roberts, George S.

Schenectady, NY: Robson & Adee. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, hinges cracked, first signature . nearly detached.. 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Numerous black and white photograph reproductions by W. Earl Weller. Maroon cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front boards and photo reproduction of oxen and wagon inset on front boards. Top edges gilt. Index. Decorative endpapers. History and lore about towns of the Connecticut River Valley, including Hartford, Saybroook, Lyme, East Haddam, Middletown, Wethersfield, Northampton, Windsor, Springfield, Easthampton, Amherst, Deerfield, Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, and many others. ; 494 pages .

$35.00

Three Centuries of New Haven, 1638-1938
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Three Centuries of New Haven, 1638-1938

By Osterweis, Rollin G.

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, faint foxing to front and . rear endpapers.. 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Photos and illustrations. xv, 541pp, references, chronology, glossary. Published under the direction of the New Haven Colony Historical Society, at the request of the New Haven Tercentenary Committee, with printed card laid in noting that this copy of the book was presented to the original owner as a member of the New Haven Colony Historical Society. .

$35.00

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