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From Death At an Early Age to The Laws and Liberties Of Massachusetts Reprinted From the Copy Of the 1648 Edition In the Henry E Huntington Library, from A Week On the Concord and Merrimac Rivers to Outlands, we can help you find the massachusetts books you are looking for. As the world's largest independent marketplace for new, used and rare books, you always get the best in service and value when you buy from Biblio.com, and all of your purchases are backed by our return guarantee.



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    Secrets: A Novel by Bailey, Francis Lee

    Chelsea Manor, Michigan, U.S.A.: Stein & Day Pub, 1978. First Edition . Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very good white quarter-cloth over brown boards. Very good white pictorial DJ. Usual ex-library markings, stamps, labels, some wear. Mylar cover. 1978, 8vo, (x), 253pp. [1], "Lawyer-investigator Daniel Shaw comes to Boston to aid in the defense of his embattered colleague Michael Kilrayne, charged with murdering his girl friend, and is joined by Anthony Everard, England's most talented barrister, and by Stacy Barton, Kilrayne'." gb


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    De stijl by Shin Yu Pai

    no city, MA: Anchorite Press, 2004. Single cardstock leaf folded once to make a 7x4.5 inch self-wraps broadside, a fine-press item printed in black, blue, red and yellow designed to reference Mondrian. No. 78 of 100 copies. A fine copy.


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    Their lives and numbers; the condition of working people in Massachusetts, 1870-1900 by Bedford, Henry F., ed

    Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995. xviii, 240p., tables. Documents in American social history.


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    Petition to the President with 19 Signatories by (MCKINLEY, William)

    Boston, 1897. unbound. 1 page on lined paper, 11.75 x 8 inches, Boston, July 20, 1897. This petition to President McKinley recommends the appointment of Florentine Kossuth Bradman as "Consul to Barbadoes" (sic) and is signed by 19 influential Bostonians, in part: "...Mr. Bradman is an honest, sober and thoroughly reliable man of good habits. He has been a resident of this city for seventeen years and has been in business for himself for the past fifteen years. He is an active Republican and is well deserving of the position he seeks." Chipped at the corners and edges; several stains and one horizontal fold. Good condition.


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    Boston After the Great Fire by HARPER'S WEEKLY

    New York: Harper's Weekly, 1872. unbound. Woodcut. Image measures 13.75" x 9 1/8". This engraved view of Boston after the Great Fire of 1872 was published nationally in the December 14, 1872 issue of Harper's Weekly. The fire, which destroyed about 65 acres of downtown Boston, was the worst in the city history. Steamboats in the foreground hose down the burnt wharfs. Behind the harbor, the burnt downtown spreads out before the viewer as a mass of charred remains. To the right, an empty lot takes the place of Fort Hill, a neighborhood housing tenement that had been removed and leveled just before the fire. Such empty lots may have helped to slow the spread of the fire by forming breaks in its destructive path. The damage done, however, was still significant, as the image clearly illustrates. The print is in good condition, with original folds as issued. Wear to the left edge. All in all, a fascinating image from a memorable event in Boston's history.


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    Avatar No. 6 Aug. 18 - Aug. 31, 1967 by Lyman, Mel; Wayne N Hansen and Brian Keating (eds.)

    Boston: Trust Incorporated, 1967. Newspaper. 20p., folded tabloid, illus., very lightly toned, very good condition. The Avatar, in its various incarnations, was the only underground newspaper published on behalf of someone (Mel Lyman) who purported to be an avatar on par with Jesus and Buddha. This issue is most notable for an interview with members of the Loving Spoonful in the long wake of their drug bust and snitch accusations, and the transcript of a radio interview with Mel Lyman and an Avatar editor and artist. Plenty of cryptic poetry, letters to Mel (with his answers), snippets of news, and general unhinged vibe. As ever, the copious art and elegant graphic design were the paper's strength.


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    A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE HIS EXCELLENCY FRANCIS BERNARD, ESQ; GOVERNOR, THE HONORABLE HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL, AND THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, OF THE PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY IN NEW-ENGLAND, MAY 29TH 1765. BEING THE ANNIVERSARY FOR THE ELECTION OF HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL, FOR THE PROVINCE. BY...PASTOR OF A CHURCH IN BOSTON by Eliot, Andrew

    Boston: Green and Russell, 1765. 59pp, with the half title [which is loose]. Stitched in contemporary marbled wrappers, lightly foxed and worn. Several leaves bound out of order, but everything is present. Good+. "Joshua Murdock | His Book | 1765" inscribed on final blank. Eliot's powerful election sermon, reprinted in London in the same year, infused the increasingly widespread American ideas of Natural Rights and self-government "with more direct power and gave them new point; for to proclaim from the pulpit in the year of the Stamp Act and before the assembled magistrates of Massachusetts that when tyranny is abroad 'submission...is a crime' was an act of political defiance strengthened rather than weakened by the sanction of time and tradition the words had acquired" [Bailyn]. "This excellent and often reprinted essay relates almost entirely to Eliot's ideas on the proper nature and form of representative government in England and America" [Jenkins]. Appleton's praises Eliot's role during the Revolution when, during the British occupation of Boston, he "did much to alleviate the sufferings of the people." FIRST EDITION. Bailyn, Ideological Origins of the American Revolution 6. Evans 9964. Adams Independence 12a. Adams Controversy 65-8a. II Jenkins 193.


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    General Plan of Charlestown Playground by OLMSTED, Frederick Law

    Boston: Heliotype Printing Co, 1891. Map. Lithograph. 11' x 17 1/2". This lovely 1891 map by Frederick Law Olmstead depicts the early plan of the Charlestown Playground. Extending from the Mystic River to Cambridge and Sever Street, the map includes the plan for the proposed Men's and Women's Gymnasium at the southern end of the park. Beautifully detailed with trees, boat houses, bath houses, promenades, streets, etc. Also includes Sullivan Square. The oldest neighborhood in Boston, Charlestown was originally a separate town before it became a city in 1848 and was annexed by Boston in 1874. The map is in good condition with minor wear along the folds and minor toning. The map was created by the renowned Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) who also designed some of the most famous parks in the United States, including Central Park in New York City and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. This is an excellent example of his work.


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    Remarks on the proposed state constitution by a free-soiler from the start. Seventeenth thousand by Palfrey, J. G

    Boston: Crosby, Nichols, & Company, 1853. 35p., signatures fastened with thread through stab-holes as issued in this, the "second edition;" self-wraps, mild small ink-splotch on bottom margin of both cover-leaf (title) and back cover (blank). A remarkably fresh-looking copy all around.


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    African sculpture from the collection of Mr. & Mrs. John P. Demos; June 2-17, Ward-Nasse Gallery

    Boston: Ward-Nasse Gallery, 1967. Single sheet broadside/mailer, 10x23 inches, printed one side with 45 b&w images of the sculptures with corresponding titles/descriptions below, folded several times down to a 5.75x10 inch mailer with address label printed and cancelled stamp on one panel (marred by several small coffee rings on the address panel not affecting the poster images.).


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    Hot Sauce by Pomfret, Scott and Scott Whittier

    New York: Warner, 2005. Paperback. 243p., lightly curled otherwise very good first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps. Gay celebrity chef and hip Fashion designer by Boston-based gay partners.


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    Life of the Rev. Joseph Grafton : by Smith, S. F

    Boston:: John Putnam. Cloth. 213 pp, 12mo. Family presentation copy. Rubbing to spine ends & corners, spine head chipped. Spine sunned, mildly slanted. Two clipped ink signatures of Rev. Grafton affixed to frontispiece (engraving portrait, not original? - pasted to ffep verso). Offsetting to title pg opposite frontispiece. Light foxing, tanning scattered to pgs throughout. One leaf dogeared. Ink inscription to fpd: "This book has been in the possession of Elizabeth Hanshaw (sp?) for several years. In her last sickness she gave it to her sister Mary Coolidge who brought it from Leicester in 1866 & with the autographs presented them to the only person in this vicinity who wears the name of the good man, whose deeds are passing away, with the generation who hallow his memory. Joseph Grafton Coolidge, 1867." C . Good. 1849.. First edition.


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    Common Ground: A Naturalist's Cape Cod by Robert Finch

    1994-01-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    Genealogical Notes or Contributions to the Family History Of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts Section 3:p. 211-362 by Goodwin, Nathaniel

    Hartford, CT: F. A. Brown. Good with no dust jacket. 1856. PhotoCopy; Various. Manila Folder or Binder. Photocopy of a section of 103 pages from original volume. Author was Judge of Probate for the district of Hartford, Ct first appointed in 1833. Includes Stone, Terry, Webster, Welles, Worthington, Case, Spencer, Goodrich, Lord, Whiting The notes include many births, marriages, dates, deposition notes, etc. Includes an index of surnames with page location. This is an exennsive work. Scarce if not Rare. . We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photocopy Only; 8 1/2 x 11; 362 pages .


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    Diplomatic Corpse by Taylor, Phoebe Atwood

    London: The Crime Club/ Collins, 1951. First U.K. Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. CRIME CLUB U.K. FIRST EDITION, Very good red cloth. Black titles. Slight use, stained, fading to spine. (1951), 12mo, 188pp. HUBIN p.399 The Bibliography of Crime Fiction, 1749-1975. "Quanomet was, in fact, in its modest way about to make history, and Buff finds himself taking an uncomfortably prominent role when he discovers a newly-made corpse in the cemetery. After too long an absence, Asey Mayo, the salty Cape Cod Sherlock, returns in fine form to solve a baffling murder in his own inimitable way."


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    WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON AND HIS TIMES; OR, SKETCHES OF THE ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT IN AMERICA, AND OF THE MAN WHO WAS ITS FOUNDER AND MORAL LEADER by Johnson, Oliver

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1881. New, Revised, and Enlarged Edition. Foxing at title page, title page detached with owner's embossed stamp at lower corner and portion of lower corner missing, splitting of the paper at front inner joint, all else sound.. New, Revised, and Enlarged Edition. xxvi, [19]-490p. Drab green cloth over beveled boards with gilt spine titles, t.e.g. Inscribed and signed by the author "Mrs. E. Maria (?), with the regards of The Author. April 2, 1883." Also with a small carte de viste by Sarony's possibly signed on front and back by Johnson. "The author was associated with Garrison from the beginnings of his movement and served first as a temporary editor of The Liberator, and later as editor of the Ohio Anti-Slavery Bugle, the Pennsylvania Freeman, and the National Anti-Slavery Standard. Because he feels himself to be an integral member of the cause, Johnson shifts his focus from Garrison alone to include the figures and entire history of the American abolition movement. Many incidents in the violent history of slavery are covered, as are prominent and many obscure figures of the antislavery drive." (Ball and Martin. No. 129). Blockson 10222 for earlier edition.


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    Outlands: Journeys To The Outer Edges Of Cape Cod. by Finch, Robert

    Boston: Godine, 1986. 1st ed. hardcover. Very Good Copy.


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    Discoscene of Massachusetts, Sept. 1968 by Harris, Joey (ed.), Dave Van Ronk

    Boston: Guidance Enterprises, Inc, 1968. 60p., 8.5x11 inches, slick magazine, illus., advertised giant poster is missing, else very good. Despite the title, this was not a magazine about Disco, but about Rock, Folk, R&B, and Jazz. Features a decent interviews with Dave Van Ronk (also on cover) and with the post-Al Kooper Blood Sweat & Tears. Also: short features on Simon & Garfunkel and Buffy Ste. Marie, along with news snippets, band profiles, and random silliness. Magazine seems to be a project of the American Child Guidance Foundation, which has a full-page ad in the issue inviting readers to make appointments with them to consider career opportunities with New England Life, W.T. Grant Co. and Saxon Paper Corp. Groovy!


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    The Wood-Carver of Salem Samuel McIntire His Life and Work by Cousins, Frank & Phil M. Riley

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1916. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. navy cloth, front cover design decorated in white. Teg. Very good. 168 pages. 24.5 x 16 cm. Limited edition, copy 487 of 930. 127 plates, mostly photographs. One of a family of a notable family of wood-carvers, joiners and housewrights. His windows were usually twelve-paned Georgian type which still finds favor today. Laid-in is the original advertisement by the publisher and a typed letter to the customer who purchased it dated November 20. 1919. The latter's penciled signature on front free endpaper.


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    MASSACHUSETTS BEAUTIFUL by Nutting, Wallace

    Published by Garden City Publishing Company, Inc., 1935. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Nutting, Wallace. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. The States Beautiful series. Light brown cloth, dark brown border and vignette to front cover. Brown title label and gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations and old photographs. Spine lightly bumped. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Contents clean. Wrapper repaired to verso with tape, edge-rubbed, worn and creased with loss to edges. [S]


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    DEERFIELD, 1797-1997 A Pictorial History of the Academy by Moorhead, Andrea D. & Robert K. Moorhead

    Deerfield Academy Press. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 1997. Hardcover. Light foxing spots to the outside edges. ; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 225 pages .


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    Massachusetts; There She Is-- Behold Her. A Regions of America Book by Howe, Henry F

    Harper & Brothers. 1960. First Edition. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Hardcover; SIGNED by author Henry F. Howe on preliminary page. 290 pp. bound in green cloth; light green stain; color maps on endpapers.Illustrated with black & white drawings. Bright, clean, cover; firm binding. Hint of shelf rubbing. Pages crisp, unmarked. In bright price-clipped jacket; back panel tanned & shows small stains near top; several shallow tears. ; A Regions of America Book Series; Signed by Author .


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    SOUVENIR OF THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY, 1715-1965 by Safford, Frances A. and the Hopkinton Historical Society

    Hopkinton Historical Society. Very Good. 1965. Stapled wraps. Reprint of A brief history of Hopkinton, 1915, by Mrs. Frances A. Safford, with addendum, Our Town, 1915-1965. Includes program for the 250th anniversary celebration. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages .


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    Colonial Architecture of Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard by Poor, Alfred Easton

    William Hepburn, New York, 1932. 1st Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Previous owner's signature in ink. a bit sunned. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Massachusetts; Architecture. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 20444. .


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