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The Gentle Americans: Biography of a Breed
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The Gentle Americans: Biography of a Breed

By Howe, Helen

Harper & Row, 1965. Subsequent printing (F-Q), June 1966, Brown cloth, brown/gilt titles and decoration. A 'delightful recreation of the literary and social life of some remarkable Bostonians between the 1860s and 1960.' Brief sections of photoplates on matte finish paper. Book very good plus with little wear. DJ also very good with sticker removal mark to front, very small burn mark at back panel, light soil. 458 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$35.00

Chelmsford: The Town and Its People
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Chelmsford: The Town and Its People

By Parkhurst, George Adams

Chelmsford, MA: Chelmsford Cultural Council, 1989. Third printing. Flatsigned on title page. Red cloth, gilt titles. An illustrated history of Chelmsford, MA by a local historian and descendant of the town's founders. Generously illustrated with B&W photos. Book near fine, DJ very good plus with a couple of scuffs. 133 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$30.00

University of Maine (ME) (College History Series)
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University of Maine (ME) (College History Series)

By Wright; Debra and Bob Briggs

Arcadia Publishing, 1999. First edition. Signed by both authors on title page. With many B&W photos in text. Very good with light edgewear. 128 pp.. Signed by Authors. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$30.00

Taverns and Stagecoaches of New England
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Taverns and Stagecoaches of New England

By Forbes, Allan

State Street Trust Company, 1953. Unstated printing. Edited by R.M. Eastman. The very prolific Mr. Forbes, then Chairman of the Board of State Street Trust Company, has collected and published various articles and historical accounts of New England history and lore. This booklet contains a number of B&W and color paintings, photos and drawings of historical landmarks and people. Very good with wear to cover at spine-ends, light soil. 120 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$25.00

Boston England and Boston New England 1630-1930
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Boston England and Boston New England 1630-1930

By Forbes, Allan (Foreword)

State Street Trust Company, 1930. Unstated printing. Reproductions of rare prints with a commentary by the author. Produced for the 300th anniversary of Boston, MA. Significant focus on downtown Boston (MA) and Brighton (MA). Very good with some pages torn at foreedge. Unpaginated. Approx 64 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$30.00

Boston Catholics: A History of the Church and Its People
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Boston Catholics: A History of the Church and Its People

By O'Connor, Thomas H.

Northeastern Univ Pr,, 1998. First printing. Flatsigned on title page. Black cloth, gilt titles. With some B&W photos in text. This study traces the history of the Boston Irish, their struggle as an unwanted immigrant population and their subsequent rise to achieve political power. Book unread, near new with tiny spot to forematter. DJ likewise near new with an 'autographed copy' sticker to front. 357 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

Hayseed and Sawdust: The Story of Raymond's
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Hayseed and Sawdust: The Story of Raymond's

By Dorr, Frank I.

Boston, MA: Wormsted Smith Co., 1934. Unstated printing. Maroon binding, gilt titles at front and spine. No DJ. The story of Raymond's department store 'Where U Bot The Hat,' a staple in downtown Boston for many years, with self-mocking ads that had a Building 19 flavor. Illustrated with some of their iconic and amusing ads. Some photos and illustrations on coated paper. Book, unbelievably, near fine. 228 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$50.00

Change and Continuity: A Pictorial History of the  Boston Athenaeum
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Change and Continuity: A Pictorial History of the Boston Athenaeum

By Armstrong, Rodney

Boston Anthenaeum, 1976. With an essay by Jane S. Knowles on the history of the institution. Includes selections from an exhibition held in December, 1976. Maps of previous locations, photos, architectural drawings, floor plans. Very good with light sunning to spine. 32 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$20.00

A Native Looks at New Castle, N.H.
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A Native Looks at New Castle, N.H.

By Becker, Dorothy M.

Walter M. Becker, 1975. B&W photography by Walter M. Becker. Signed by both Walter and Dorothy, with a hand-written slip 'Thank you!' laid in. Very interesting images of this town, both contemporary and historical. Text block printed on textured paper, lending some depth to the photos. Very nice self-published project. A near fine copy. 48 pp.. Signed by Authors. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$45.00

Chef Daniel Bruce Simply New England: Seasonal Recipes That Celebrate Land And Sea
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Chef Daniel Bruce Simply New England: Seasonal Recipes That Celebrate Land And Sea

By Bruce, Daniel; Schaffer, Mat

U.S.A.: Lyons Press, 2013. First printing. Signed on ffep 'Enjoy1" and with color photos by Ron Manville. The former chef at the Boston Harbor Hotel shares his favorites of contemporary New England cuisine. Book near fine; DJ also near fine with a couple of scratches. 272 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

The House on Ipswich Marsh: Exploring the Natural History of New England
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The House on Ipswich Marsh: Exploring the Natural History of New England

By Sargent, William

U.S.A.: University Press of New England, 2005. First printing. Quarter green cloth, oatmeal boards, gilt titles. With numerous B&W photos in text. Author has been a consultant for the NOVA science series, has written various books on natural history and has been affiliated with several major institutions of marine biology and oceanography. This semi-autobiographical essay combines some of those fields of study with his own life on Massachusetts' North Shore. Book unread, near fine. DJ likewise near fine with a couple of pressure dents to back panel. 141 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

Asa W.H. Clapp, John A. Poor, General Neal Dow: A Short History of The Portland Gas Light Company
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Asa W.H. Clapp, John A. Poor, General Neal Dow: A Short History of The Portland Gas Light Company

By Linnell, William S.

Newcomen Society in North America, 1950. Second printing, 1950. Address delivered at the Maine Newcomen Luncheon in Portland, ME on December 2 1949. A short history of the Portland Gas Light Co. and the several men who over time, led this company. Nicely illustrated with historic clip art. A near fine copy with a couple of smudges to back cover. 32 pp. . 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$20.00

Off the Leash: Subversive Journeys Around Vermont
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Off the Leash: Subversive Journeys Around Vermont

By Husher, Helen

U.S.A.: Countryman Press, 1999. First printing. Red cloth, beige boards, gilt titles, map endsheets. Flatsigned on titles page with gift inscription to ffep reverse. This book explores some of the author's favorite, perhaps somewhat out-of-the-way, attractions in her native state of Vermont. A useful location key to places described decorates the endpapers. Book near fine with little wear. DJ very good plus with some creases to front flap. 206 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$45.00

Our Medieval Heritage
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Our Medieval Heritage

By Davidson, Marshall B.

Plymouth, MA: Plimoth Plantation, 1967. Quarto. Educational publication for visitors to the Plymouth Plantation in Plymouth, MA. Numerous B&W photos illustrate various artifacts, including some surviving furniture from the Puritan era. Introductory essay provides an overview of 17th century life at Plimoth Colony. Very good with minor edgewear. 24 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$20.00

Between Wind and Water: A Book about the Coast of Maine
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Between Wind and Water: A Book about the Coast of Maine

By Brace, Gerald Warner

U.S.A.: Countryman Press, 2008. First printing of the original edition, published by Countryman Press. With illustrations by the author reproduced in one color. Essays about the coast of Maine, where the author spent his summers. Earlier in his life, he was at one time the head of the English Deparment at Boston University and published a novel based on that experience titled The Department. The interrelated essays in this book depict a quiet, pastoral life in communing with nature. Book unread but with a crease/bump to back cover at bottom corner. 219 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$15.00

Who's Who in Belmont
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Who's Who in Belmont

By Robbins, Samuel Dowse, Ed.

Belmont, MA: The Belmont Historical Society, 1972. Green cloth, gilt titles. No DJ (probably) as issued. With a Preface by John W. Weeks of Belmont. Belmont, Massachusetts is now regarded as a fairly affluent community, part-time home to such as Mitt Romney and other illustrious persons. However, it is clear from this study that was not always the case. A fascinating account of people and history in a Massachusetts town. Book clearly unread and very good plus with some (odorless) mold to back board. 431 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$75.00

Making Haste from Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World: A New History
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Making Haste from Babylon: The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World: A New History

By Bunker, Nick

U.S.A.: Knopf, 2010. First American edition stated. As a movement and group of travelers, the Pilgims have fascinated readers and filmgoers for decades. Bunker has written somewhat of a psycho-social history of them and their settlement in Plymouth, MA. An intriguing study by a former investment banker and journalist. Chapter Notes and other references included. Book unread, near fine. DJ likewise near fine with one tiny spot. 489 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

Cape Cod Bookmark
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Cape Cod Bookmark

By Scott, Patricia

Patricia Scott, 2002. Patricia Scott: Chatham Light and Wood End Light, Provincetown, MA. Hand made bookmark with miniature color prints of two of her paintings. Signed in pencil on reverse by the artist.. Signed by Artist. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.

$35.00

Inventing Irish America: Generation, Class, and Ethnic Identity in a New England City, 1880-1928 (The Irish in America)
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Inventing Irish America: Generation, Class, and Ethnic Identity in a New England City, 1880-1928 (The Irish in America)

By Meagher, Timothy J.

U.S.A.: Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 2000. Second printing, 2002. Inscribed on half title page. Some B&W photos in text. Author explores the ethnic history of his native city of Worcester, MA. Chapters devoted to first and second generation Irish-Americans, the Irish participation in local politics and other relevant topics. Extensive Chapter Notes included. Book unread, near fine with tiny bump at top foreedge. 523 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$45.00

The Boston Irish: A Political History
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The Boston Irish: A Political History

By O'Connor, Thomas H.

U.S.A.: Northeastern Univ Pr,, 1995. Fifth printing. Green cloth, gilt titles. Inscribed and dated by O'Connor on ffep. Some historic B&W photos in text. A serious study of the Irish political legacy in Boston, from the 19th century through the tenure of Mayor Ray Flynn. Book unread, near fine. DJ likewise near fine. 363 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

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