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    Boston: A to Z. by O'Connor,Thomas H

    2000. Boston: A to Z by Thomas H. O'Connor, Harvard University Press, 2000, 370 pages, hard cover, dust jacket, new condition, illustrated.


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    Framed Inscribed Photograph by RICHARD CARDINAL CUSHING (1895 - 1970)

    1960. unbound. Extraordinary Fabian Bachrach presentation sepia matte photograph, 9.25 x 7.25 inches -- a full-body image depicting the Cardinal in religious attire with his hands grasping his cross, no place, no date, circa 1960. Inscribed on the mount: "Mrs. G. Stanley Wood with affection and blessings, Richard Cardinal Cushing." Fabian Bachrach ownership and copyright symbol at the bottom right-hand margin. Set in a burgundy and gold frame measuring 14.75 x 11.75 inches. Fine condition. American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Boston from 1944 to 1970, and was created Cardinal in 1958.


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    Autographed Letter Signed by Andrew Jackson's Postmaster General by KENDALL, Amos (1789 - 1869)

    1834. unbound. 10 x 8 inches, no place, July 26, 1834. This letter mentions Daniel Webster and a memorial in Boston. Second signature of Kendall on verso and remnant of wax seal on front and verso. Two-inch tear along one of the natural folds; still very good condition. Kendall was one of the most important members of Andrew Jackson's cabinet. He personally prepared the veto papers ending Jackson's war on the Bank of the United States. During the Civil War he supported Lincoln as a vigorous Democrat.


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    Criminal Patterns of Boston Since 1849 by Ferdinand,Theodore N

    1967. Criminal Patterns of Boston Since 1849 by Theodore N. Ferdinand, 1973 Reprint from The American Journal of Sociology, vol 73 #1, July 1967, paperback, 16 pages.


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    The Debates and Proceedings of the British House of Commons, From January 1774, to the Dissolution of Parliament, on the 1st of October, 1774 by (DEBATES OF PARLIAMENT)

    hardcover. 357, [1]pp. 8vo, handsomely rebound in new 1/2 calf and marbled boards, red morocco label; (some scattered foxing, otherwise internally very good). London: J. Almon, 1775. This volume contains important opinions and debates on the Boston Tea Party and Parliament's legislative response: The Coercive Acts. Pages 77-116 are on the reaction to the Boston Tea Party and the first Coercive Act which was the Boston Port Bill. This act closed the port of Boston to all imports and exports. Bostonians had less essential imported goods This increased anti-Parliament sentiment and furthered the idea of American Independence from Great Britain. Pages 116-251 are the debates on the second Coercive Act which was the Massachusetts Government Act. This act concentrated more executive authority with the Crown and the Royal Governor of Massachusetts. Members of the provincial council and many legal officials, including the attorney general, were no longer chosen by Massachusetts officials.


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    Boston by Sirkis,Nancy

    1966. Boston by Nancy Sirkis, Viking Press, hard cover, no dust jacket, 1966, intro by Edward M. Kennedy, 154 pages, good condition.


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    To Be Young Was Very Heaven by Peabody, Marian Lawrence

    Houghton MIfflin, 1967. HDJ. VG / G. VERY-GOOD HARDBACK BOOK WITH G DUSTJACKET (1 MENDED 2 INCH EDGE TEAR, BUT OVERALL MILD WEAR . /KEYWORDS/: Boston (Mass.)--Social life and customs.; Massachusetts--Biography.; Peabody, Marian Lawrence,--1875-;


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    Boston in the Age of John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Whitehill,Walter Muir

    1966. Boston in the Age of John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Walter Muir Whitehill, 1966, Oklahoma Press, hard cover, dust jacket, 208 pages, very good condition.


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    THE SILENT TRAVELLER IN BOSTON by Chiang Yee

    New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1959. Fifth printing. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 6 x 8 1/2 inches. xi, 275 pages. Condition of the book is Very Good; a very clean, tight copy. Dust jacket is Very Good; spine is toned, covers lightly soiled, price-clipped. STK


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    General Plan of Franklin Park by OLMSTED, Frederick Law

    Boston: Heliotype Printing Co, 1891. Map. Heliotye. 22 1/2" x 23 1/4". This incredible 1891 map issued by the City of Boston Park Commission describes Franklin Park in Boston. The map was created by F. L. Olmstead & Co. and depicts the park in beautiful detail, noting individual trees, pathways, streets, fields, and other details. Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, Franklin Park is considered the 'crowning jewel' of Olmstead's achievements in Boston. Created originally as a 'country park', it is the largest of component of the Emerald Necklace created by Olmstead. The Park Commissioners had originally hoped to get funding for the park from Ben Franklin's trust, hence the name. Originally built outside of Boston's most populated centers, today the park is a welcoming space in the midst of the city. 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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    Over Boston: aerial photographs by Gleason,Davis King

    1985. Over Boston: aerial photographs by Davis King Gleason, 1985, Louisiana State University Press, hard cover, dust jacket, ex-lib, 134 pages, 130 spectacular photographs.


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    The Silent Traveller in Boston by Chiang Yee

    New York Norton, 1959. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1959. 275 pages. White pictorial dust jacket over cloth. Pages are clean and bright with a firm binding. Endpapers and page edges are lightly tanned and foxed. Boards are a little rub worn with some slight shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are a little bumped and spine ends are a little crushed. With some tanning to spine and edges. Light wear to unclipped dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to spine, edge and corners.With some tanning to spine and edges.


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    Report on Downtown Boston by Greater Boston Economic Study Committee

    1959. Report on Downtown Boston by Greater Boston Economic Study Committee, spiral bound, boards, a collection of maps, tables, charts.


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    Architecture Boston: The Boston Society of Architects by Whitehill,Walter Muir

    1976. Architecture Boston: The Boston Society of Architects by Walter Muir Whitehill, 1970, The Jubilee Boston 350 Edition, paperback, 1976, 182 pages, profusely illustrated with black and white photos.


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    Boston by Visalli,Santi

    1988. Boston photographs by Santi Visalli, Rizzoli, 1988, hard cover, dust jacket, ex-lib, 224 pages, introduction by Thomas Boylston Adams.


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    About Boston: sight, sound, flavor & inflection by McCord,David

    1948. About Boston: sight, sound, flavor & inflection by David McCord, Doubleday & Co, 1948, hard cover, no dust jacket, 192 pages, with drawings by the author.


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    Plan of the Town and Harbour of Boston by London Published by the July 29 1775 Act

    1990. Plan of the Town and Harbour of Boston by London Published by the July 29 1775 Act, facsimile of the origianl in the Map Collection of the Yale University Library, New Haven, CT, measures 22" by 18", new condition, circa 1990.


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    Faneuil Hall Marketplace: an illustrated history and guide by Alvord,Douglas

    1978. Faneuil Hall Marketplace: an illustrated history and guide written and illusrated by Douglas Alvord, 1978, paperback, 24 pages.


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    The Silent Traveller in Boston by Yee, Chiang

    London: Methuem & Co., 1960. Tight, square and unmarked. Full cloth binding. 275pp. Illustrations. Jacket has some edge wear, toned spine. Now in a new mylar cover.. First British Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall.


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    Boston: Distinguished Buildings and Sites Within the City and Its Orbit as Engraved on Wood by Rudolph Ruzicka. by Whitehill, Walter Muir

    Boston: David Godine, 1975. 1st ed.. hardcover. Very good copy .


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    The Wounded Eros: Sonnets by GIBSON, Charles

    Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1908. hardcover. fine. 129 pages, small 8vo, pictorially gilt stamped green cloth. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1908. A fine, unopened copy. Limited edition, signed by the author on the limitation page. Number 270 out of 500 copies.


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    The Account Mr. Jonathan Bubble's First Attempt at Flying, As Related by Himself by Putnam, George W

    Lynn, Massachusetts: Probably self-published, 1881. First Edition. Wraps. Brochure. . Good. Scarce -- no copies located on OCLC or otherwise. Inscribed by the author. 8vo. 22 by 17 cm. 16 pp., plus two illustrated plates, and wraps. Fanciful, humorous tale of flying. Gentle fun is poked at temperance, scientific ambition, and human foibles in general. With press notices pasted onto the rear of the front wrap, and short snippets of reviews of a prior work by Putnam. While this work may well have been self-published, it is a mystery how not a single copy found its way into an institutional collection, if that is indeed the case. Moderate wear to wraps. One of the two plates tipped back in.


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