Here on this page, you can browse the 119 Connecticut related titles that we have in stock today, January 15, 2013, on our shelves at Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire - formally on the Waterfall in New Preston, Connecticut from 1995 to fall 2002.  Enjoy browsing, take a note of the Order No(s) before the price of the book(s) you would would like to add to your library, and place your order at any time. Thank you, RAY

1. FREDERICK K. AND MARGARET R. BARBOUR'S FURNITURE COLLECTION, Connecticut Historical Soc., n.p., (1963), B&W photographs, 72pp, very good+, pictorial boards (hardcover), Catalogue No. 4, THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, (1963), 72pp, B&W photos. The Barbour's collected Connecticut items of distinction to furnish their home in northwestern Connecticut. In time, their collection was donated to the society so that others could gain insight relating to the competenece of Connecticut craftsmanship., (Order No: 9935 ), $14.50

2. LITCHFIELD COUNTY FURNITURE 1730-1850, Litchfield Historical Soc., Litchfield, CT, 1969, 84 B&W photos, map, 124pp, very good, wraps (softcover), "An Exhibition Presented at the Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, Connecticut, July Third to August Tenth 1969 Arranged to Commemorate the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of Litchfield.", (Order No: 9791 ), $20.00

3. CONNECTICUT CHAIRS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Connecticut Historical Soc., Hartford, CT, 1956, 31 B&W photographs, 67pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Catalogue No. 1 of The Connecticut Historical Society. The chairs shown in this catalog are unusual since all the chairs have a Connecticut heritage. They were probably made in the State, At least they were purchased by Connecticut families, and they are not a collection purchased in the market but every one has come to The Connecticut Historical Society by gift. This catalogue does not include any specimens from the George Dudley Seymour collection which is the subject of a separate catalogue., (Order No: 11977 ), $15.00

4. THE LITCHFIELD COUNTY UNIVERSITY CLUB 1896-1956 (WITH SUPPLEMENTARY DATA TO JANUARY, 1960), Privately Printed, New Haven, CT, 1960, B&W illustrations, 184pp, very good, green "leatherette" cloth, "An account of its origin and a brief review of its history.", (Order No: 17137 ), $10.00

5. FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT - THE VILLAGE OF BEAUTIFUL HOMES, Farmington Historical Soc., Farmington, CT, (1997), B&W illustrations, 213pp, fine, green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as republished), "Photographic Reproductions, Illustrating Every Home in the Town. Prominent People Past and Present, All of the School Children, Local Antiques, Etc." A quality republication of the edition originally published in 1906., (Order No: 26409 ), $45.00

6. STATE OF CONNECTICUT BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER TO THE GOVERNOR FOR DECEMBER 31, 1907 AND 1908, Published by the State, Hartford, CT, 1909, B&W illustrations, map, 90pp, very good, black cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB see note, STATE OF CONNECTICUT PUBLIC DOCUMENT No. 98 For the years ended December 31, 1907 and 1908, including State Specifications and Public Laws Governing Town Management of Highways. Nice clean, tight and bright copy from the "vault" of a small library, never circulated and minimal markings., (Order No: 42255 ), $65.00

7. TALES OF OLD LITCHFIELD: VOLUME I, Printed Anonymously, n.p., 1933, illustrations, map, unpaginated, good, wraps (softcover), Reprinted from The Litchfield Enquirer. Contents include: Proem; The Captain Captured; The Return of The Riders; Bread Upon The Waters; The Widow Hotchkiss's Only Cow; A Gift of Pigs; The Stolen Bride; His Melted Majesty; The Great Stove War; The Irresistible Bell Rope; An Unexpected Ending. Limited to 500 copies, EX-LIB from vault of a small library - non-circulating. About 33 printed pages (printed on recto only), and fold-oudt 1725 map of the village of Litchfield., (Order No: 45337 ), $35.00

8. A MEMORIAL OF THE DEDICATION OF MONUMENTS ERECTED BY THE MORAVIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO MARK THE SITES OF ANCIENT ..., C. B. Richardson/Lippincott, New York/Philadelphia, 1860, B&W illustrations, 185pp, good+, light brown cloth (hardcover), A MEMORIAL OF THE DEDICATION OF MONUMENTS ERECTED BY THE MORAVIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, TO MARK THE SITES OF ANCIENT MISSIONARY STATIONS IN NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT. "The following pages contain an account of the dedication of two monuments, lately erected by the Moravian Historical Society, on the sites of once flourishing Moravian mission stations, among the 'New England Indians,' in New York and Connecticut.", (Order No: 40272 ), $35.00


10. STAMFORD: PAST & PRESENT, 1641-1976, THE COMMEMORATIVE PUBLICATION OF THE STAMFORD BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE, Stamford Bicentennial Corp., Stamford, CT, (1976), B&W and color ill., 96pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 35248 ), $50.00

11. SUMMARY OF CLASS MEETINGS AND THE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF THE CLASS OF 1866, YALE COLLEGE, Hartford Press, Hartford, CT, 1907, 152pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) bump top corner SEE NOTE, From the vault of a small institution. Ownership stamp on front free endpaper, small tape with book number on spine., (Order No: 35565 ), $25.00

12. Allis, Marguerite (illustrated with photographs by Samuel Chamberlain and drawings by the author), HISTORIC CONNECTICUT, Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York, (1934), B&W illustrations, 343pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Originally Published under the Title of "Connecticut Trilogy." "Miss Allis in her CONNECTICUT TRILOGY makes every effort to preserve only such folk- lore as has been handed down in the various communities for at least a century, and it may be assured that the tales she tells will find a place in the hearts of Connecticut's people.", (Order No: 23171 ), $35.00

13. Atwan, Robert; Finch, William E.; Hubbell, William; Pisani, Joseph F., GREENWICH: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY - SPECIAL MILLENNIUM EDITION - [GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT], Greenwich Time, Greenwich, CT, (1999), B&W and color illustrations, 204pp, index, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 62538 ), $25.00

14. Bartlett, Ellen Strong, THE MEETING HOUSE OF THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST IN NEW HAVEN - A NEW HAVEN CHURCH - NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, The First Church of Christ, New Haven, CT, 1954, B&W illustrations, 36pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), Reprinted, with slight revision, from HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF NEW HAVEN. Postcard of the church's interior is laid in along with a large exterior photo on heavy postcard stock., (Order No: 46766 ), $10.00

15. Baughman, James P., THE MALLORYS OF MYSTIC: SIX GENERATIONS IN AMERICAN MARITIME ENTERPRISE - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, (1972) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 499pp, fine, green cloth spine (hardcover) in fine slipcase, ISBN 0819540498 The Mallory family of Mystic, Connecticut and New York City provides a remarkably continuous example of American maritime entrepreneurship in action., (Order No: 45586 ), $50.00

16. Bickford, Christopher P., FARMINGTON IN CONNECTICUT, Phoenix Publishing, Canaan, NH, (1982), B&W illustrations, 462pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owners blindstamp, ISBN 091401692X This is not the usual town history. It is a fitting record which serves to introduce Farmington's present in terms of its past. The text is divided into six periods and in each section, the changing political, cultural and economic life of the town is examined., (Order No: 26584 ), $25.00

17. Bickford, Christopher P.; Cooper, Carolyn C.; and Rux, Sandra L. (editors), VOICES OF THE NEW REPUBLIC - CONNECTICUT TOWNS 1800-1832 - VOLUME I: WHAT THEY SAID, CT Academy Arts & Sciences, New Haven, CT, (2003), B&W illustrations, 493pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) tears rear dustjacket, ISBN 1878508245 Memoirs of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences Volume XXVI., (Order No: 61318 ), $35.00

18. Bissell, Charles S., ANTIQUE FURNITURE IN SUFFIELD, CONNECTICUT 1670-1835, Connecticut Historical Soc., 1956, 60 B&W plates, 128pp, very good, light wear on corners, limited to 750 copies, scarce, (Order No: 5286 ), $250.00

19. Blair, William D. (illustrated by Valerie A. Kells), KATHARINE ORDWAY: THE LADY WHO SAVED THE PRAIRIES, The Nature Conservancy, (1989), B&W & color photos, B&W ill., 120pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 0962459003 This book tells how a girl from a prairie state, who grew up on tales of the pioneers voyaging westward in their "prairie schooners," came late in life to build the largest private prairie preserve system in the world--and how she went on from there to save endangered wildlife and wild lands from Maine to Hawaii., (Order No: 15641 ), $7.50

20. Borland, Hal, BEYOND YOUR DOORSTEP: A HANDBOOK TO THE COUNTRY, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1962 1st ed, ill. by Peter Parnall, 403pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), For anyone who walks the woods and fields and wants to learn about the living things he has often looked at but never seen., (Order No: 17010 ), $5.00

21. Brewster, Mary B., ST. MICHAEL'S PARISH LITCHFIELD, CONNECTICUT 1745-1954, published by the church, Litchfield, CT, (1954), B&W illustrations, 186pp, fine, gray cloth (hardcover), "A Biography of A Parish and of Many Who Have Served It.", (Order No: 54822 ), $25.00

22. Brooks, Mary E. and Flieg, Harry W., GOD'S ACRE - CHRONICLE OF AN ANCIENT BURYING-GROUND: OLD MIDDLE STREET BURYING-GROUND 1745-1905 IN GOSHEN, CONNECTICUT, The Mattatuck Press, Waterbury, CT, [1905], B&W illustrations, 38pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover), The township of Goshen, Connecticut, was surveyed and laid out in 1731, but the first settlement was not made until 1738. It is probably that in the original division of lots in the town that two acres of land were sequestered for a burying-ground. A fascinating look at that land, with photographs of it in 1905. Some epitaphs are copied., (Order No: 26309 ), $75.00

23. Bryan, Clark W., THROUGH THE HOUSATONIC VALLEY TO THE HILLS AND HOMES OF BERKSHIRE, The Housatonic Railroad, Bridgeport, CT, [1884], B&W illustrations, 32pp, good, wraps (softcover), "With Illustrations from the Cameras of Julius Hall and George W. Lovejoy." Includes a list of summer resort hotel accommodations and rates in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut and lower Berkshires. On Page 5 in the text it states, "...during the season of 1884" thus the date listed. Our shop was formerly in this area, and I found of interest the mention (and illustration) of the ABOVE-ALL MOUNTAIN HOUSE that was to be built in Warren, CT to be opened the next season. With an elevation of 2,000 feet the new hotel was to have a 125 tower allowing views all the way to the Hudson and Connecticut Rivers and the Brooklyn Bridge. Having always been fascinated by summer resorts, Cathy and I travelled to Above All State Park (actually only 1456 feet elevation) in the Model A Roadster one day to see what I could find of the hotel. Alas, nothing was there, and I have never ever been able to find any reference about the existence of this Mountain House. A great piece of ephemera., (Order No: 53305 ), $125.00

24. Bulkeley, Houghton, CONTRIBUTIONS TO CONNECTICUT CABINET MAKING - [CABINETMAKING], Connecticut Historical Soc., (1967), B&W illustrations, 97pp, very good+, light green boards (hardcover), "This memorial volume contains all the articles on Connecticut cabinetmaking written by Houghton Bulkeley for The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin from 1957 to 1966.", (Order No: 60934 ), $125.00

25. Burr, Nelson R., FROM COLONIAL PARISH TO MODERN SUBURB: A BRIEF APPRECIATION OF WEST HARTFORD, Hist. Soc. of West Hartford, West Hartford, CT, (1982), B&W ill, maps, 136pp, map, very good+, wraps (softcover), inscribed by the author, This book is an appreciation of the community's character, as it developed from a frontier parish of Hartford into an independent town and a modern suburb. Chronology, bibliography, great photographs including Luna Park, West Hartford's Coney Island., (Order No: 18310 ), $17.50

26. Burr, Nelson R., ABRAHAM LINCOLN: WESTERN STAR OVER CONNECTICUT, (1984), B&W illustrations, 85pp, fine, bound in blue cloth (hardcover) inscribed by the author, Lincoln in Connecticut., (Order No: 60996 ), $15.00

27. Burt, Henry M., BURT'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE OF THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY, New England Publishing Co., Northampton, MA, 1868 (1867) 2nd, B&W ill., fold-out map, 284pp, ads, good, salmon colored cloth w/light edgewear, "CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS OF MOUNT HOLYOKE, MOUNT MANSFIELD, WHITE MOUNTAINS, LAKE MEMPHREMAGOG, LAKE WILLOUGHBY, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, &c." This guide follows the railroad routes (condensed time tables for 1867 on pages 8 to 18) throught the Connecticut Valley, to "assist the seeker after pleasure to obtain a more perfect knowledge of the grandeur and beauty of Connecticut Valley scenery and that bordering on it. Offered here is the second edition of this fascinating guide. This bookseller owns a First Edition in his own collection, and the First Edition has the copyright date of 1867 on both the title page and the copyright page. The first edition has 281 pages of text, followed by the same ads that appear in the Second Edition. In the first edition, page 281 discusses Brandon, Vermont, and Howe's Scales, pages 281 through 284 in this second edition discuss Missisquoi Springs in Vermont, and a few lines on The Weldon Spring at St. Albans, Vermont. A wonderful title for gaining an appreciation for the "vacation travels" in the Connecticut Valley in the late 1860s., (Order No: 21263 ), $225.00

28. Burt, Henry M. (Editor of The New England Homestead), BURT'S GUIDE THROUGH THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY TO THE WHITE MOUNTAINS AND THE RIVER SAGUENAY, New England Publishing Co., Springfield, MA, 1874, B&W illustrations, 298pp, ads, very good, original clay colored cloth (hardcover), A guide to travel by train up the Connecticut River to the White Mountains and then into Canada. With fares, routes, things to see etc. Some humerous illustrations by Palmer Cox. An exceptionally nice clean and tight copy with fold-out of "The Region of the Mill River Disaster May 16th, 1874" and "The New Steamer C. H. NORTHAM, of the New Haven Line." NOTE - THERE DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE EVER BEEN A MAP FRONTIS IN THIS COPY., (Order No: 49564 ), $275.00

29. Burt, Katharine B., CONNECTICUT LEGEND, Privately Printed, n.p., 1942, 77pp, very good, olive green cloth (hardcover) - LACKS FRONTIS, Limited to 200 copies, a poem dedicated "To the Skipper of the Halcyone." "All names and characters in CONNECTICUT LEGEND are fictional, excepting, perhaps, the devil.", (Order No: 30640 ), $15.00

30. By a Way Side Traveler, PRESENT MANSFIELD. ("CENTRE") - A PASSING SKETCH OF THE VILLAGE, ..., Journal Steam Job Print, Willimantic, CT, 1880, 94pp, very good, aeg, green cloth (hardcover), "WITH OCCASIONAL JOTTINGS OF ITS FORMER HISTORY, PRESENT ASCPECT AND PROSPECTIVE GREATNESS. FROM 1685 TO 1879. BY A WAY SIDE TRAVELLER." Laid in is the prospectus for "A Historical Sketch of the Past and Present of the Village of Mansfield Centre" to be published by the holidays in an edition of 200 copies. This is an extremely uncommon Connecticut local history., (Order No: 54147 ), $95.00

31. Calhoun, Newell M. (Rev.), PICTURESQUE LITCHFIELD COUNTY - ART WORK OF LITCHFIELD COUNTY PUBLISHED IN NINE PARTS - COMPLETE SET, Gravure Illustration Company, Chicago, IL, 1900, B&W gravure illustrations, very good, wraps (softcover) in original fair folding slipcase, An exceptional look at the rural (and still a century later untouched) Northwest Corner of Connecticut - Litchfield County, including scenic and town views of New Milford, Washington, Bantam, Litchfield, Torrington, New Hartford, Norfolk, Winsted, the Housatonic River, Lake Waramaug, Sharon, Canaan, Lakeville. Folio sized, each part depicts scenes throughout the county. The first illustration in Part 6 is the Waterfall right outside my previous office window (from 1995 through 2002) - called here Elm Shade Falls, New Preston. Published in nine parts in wraps there is light wear/fading to the covers of each part, internally very good+. The original folding case is fair. -- we also have a second set lacking Parts 7 and 8 - please inquire., (Order No: 33437 ), $425.00

32. Camp, David N., HISTORY OF NEW BRITAIN, WITH SKETCHES OF FARMINGTON AND BERLIN, CONNECTICUT. 1640-1889, William B. Thomson & Co., New Britain, CT, 1889, B&W illustrations, 538pp, good, faded black cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 50554 ), $175.00

33. Cawley, James and Cawley, Margaret, EXPLORING THE HOUSATONIC RIVER AND VALLEY, A. S. Barnes and Company, South Brunswick, NJ, (1978), B&W illustrations, 128pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0498020223 Since moving to Heritage Village in Connecticut in 1973, the authors have spent two years researching the social and historic background and the scenic beauty of the Housatonic River and Valley (in the Northwest corner of the state in the Litchfield Hills) and taking the photographs shown in these pages. The section of the Housatonic River along US Route 7 from Cornall, CT to West Cornwall, CT has been my favorite drive in the US since I first discovered it in the early 1960s - and it has not changed!!!, (Order No: 15187 ), $10.00

34. Child, Elizabeth L. (Chairman, Historical Publications Committee, compiled by), FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT TERCENTENARY 1639-1939, Fairfield Tercentary Comm., Fairfield, CT, 1940, B&W illustrations, 78pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 56139 ), $40.00

35. Clark, Rheta A.; Roth, David M.; Soderlind, Arthur E. (compiled by), CONNECTICUT YESTERDAY AND TODAY: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS, Conn State Dept of Education, Hartford, CT, 1974, B&W illustrations, 52pp, very good, wraps (softcover) tic marks aside a few entries, Originally prepared as a basis for study of Connecticut in schools, this updated edition includes a wider selection of scholarly materials., (Order No: 45252 ), $10.00

36. Clarke, Elizabeth W. (edited by), GREENWICH HISTORIC COLLECTIONS - VOLUME I: NUMBER 1, JANUARY, 1970, Historical Society, Greenwich, CT, 1970, B&W illustrations, 29pp, fine, wraps (softcover), Contents include: Bush-Holley House; History of the Historical Society; Bush Genealogy; Sarah Scudder Isaacs Bush Portrait; Isaacs Portraits; Ye Hadley Chest; Connecticut Cherry Side Chairs; Something Old & Something New; Officers, Trustees, Life Members., (Order No: 45232 ), $15.00

37. Collier, Christoper with Collier, Bonnie B., THE LITERATURE OF CONNECTICUT - THE CONNECTICUT SCHOLAR NUMBER 6, Connecticut Humanities Coun., Middletown, CT, 1983, 377pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 36917 ), $12.00

38. Connecticut Commission on the Arts, CITIZENS IN A NEW REPUBLIC: NEW MILFORD 1776-1826, New Milford Historical Soc., New Milford, CT, 1976, rust-colored illustrations, 36pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Catalogue of an art exhibit held by The New Milford Historical Society, July 28 through September 4, 1976., (Order No: 39165 ), $15.00

39. Coote, Albert W., FOUR VINTAGE DECADES: THE PERFORMING ARTS IN HARTFORD, 1930-1970, Huntington, Hartford, CT, (1970), B&W illustrations, 378pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This volume unfolds a 40-year panorama of music, theater, ballet and other cultural entertainment in the Hartford community. Chronicled are the activities of the Hartford Symphony, Connecticut Opera, Stage Company, Hartford Ballet and myriad other organizations: groups professional and amateur, past and current, major and minor. It also describes the work of the principal music schools and the course of theater and music on campuses., (Order No: 14650 ), $5.00

40. Cross, Wilbur L. (preface by William Lyon Phelps), PROCLAMATIONS OF HIS EXCELLENCY WILBUR L. CROSS GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, Prospect Press, Hartford, CT, 1937, B&W frontis, 80pp, very good, maroon cloth (hardcover) lacks front free endpaper, (Order No: 53797 ), $7.50

41. Cunningham, Janice P., HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN CONNECTICUT: VOLUME I - WESTERN COASTAL SLOPE, Connecticut Historical Comm., Hartford, CT, 1992, 58pp, fine, sprial bound wraps (softcover), Historical and Architectural Overview and Management Guide., (Order No: 53985 ), $15.00

42. Cutler, Charles L., CONNECTICUT'S REVOLUTIONARY PRESS, The Pequot Press, Chester, CT, 1975 1st ptg, 61pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0871060639 Connecticut Bicentennial Series, XIV., (Order No: 43365 ), $20.00

43. Delaney, Edmund T. (photographs by Katherine Knowles), THE CONNECTICUT SHORE, Barre Publishers, Barre, MA, 1969, B&W illustrations, 125pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0827169078 Traveling from east to west, the author takes the reader on a tour through the towns along the shore., (Order No: 48673 ), $4.00

44. Dutton, Henry; Waldo, Loren P.; and, Fellowes, Francis (preface by) - Published by the authority of the General Assembly, THE REVISED STATUTES OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, Case, Tiffany and Company, Hartford, CT, 1849, 758pp, good, full leather (hardcover) wear to boards and spine, "To Which are Prefixed the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Connecticut." Nice clean and tight copy with a few library stamps from a small country library. This copy was originally the copy of the Town Clerk, given then to the library and kept in its vault and never circulated., (Order No: 55768 ), $125.00

45. Evening Post Association, EVENING POST ANNUAL, 1888 - MEMORIAL VOLUME - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES [WITH PORTRAITS]..., Evening Post Association, Hartford, CT, 1888, B&W illustrations, 275pp, ads, good, green cloth (hardcover), "...OF THE STATE OFFICERS, REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS, GOVERNOR'S STAFF, AND SENATORS AND MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT." Published Annually. Fourteenth Year., (Order No: 35550 ), $35.00

46. Faude, Wilson H. and Friedland, Joan W., CONNECTICUT FIRSTS - REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION, The Globe Pequot Press, Chester, CT, (1996) 3rd ptg, B&W illustrations, 110pp, very good++, wraps (softcover) inscribed by Faude, ISBN 0933614268 A glorious pageant of remarkably divergent firsts. First published in 1978., (Order No: 36916 ), $7.00

47. Favretti, Rudy J.; Forman, Kenneth; Smith, Roberta K.; and, Slater, James, HISTORIC MANSFIELD CENTER: SITE OF THE EARLIEST SETTLEMENT OF MANSFIELD, CONNECTICUT, Mansfield Historical Society, Mansfield, CT, (2001), B&W illustrations, 90pp, fine, wraps (softcover), PART ONE--Mansfield Center Landscape; PART TWO--The Architecture of Mansfield Center and History of the Houses and the First Owners; PART THREE--The Old Mansfield Center Burying Ground., (Order No: 54001 ), $20.00

48. Feeley, Marc; Oakley, William; Bepler, Virginia B.; Weinstein, Lewis; Weinstein, Deborah; Lawson, Gertrude P.; et al, CANNONDALE: A CONNECTICUT NEIGHBORHOOD, Wilton Historical Society, Connecticut, 1987, B&W illustrations, 159pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), Contents include: Part I--Colonial Cannondale; Part II--The People of Cannondale; Part III--Cannondale's Emergence As A Central Place. Cannondale is a village in Wilton, Connecticut, where I grew up. I remember riding my bicycle many times to the old General Store there on the Norwalk River, and I remember the devastation there during the flood of 1956. My Dad drove me to see the torn up railroad tracks, and told me to stay in the car. Well, once he was out of site I headed off down the mangled tracks. Let it suffice to say that that was the last time I got out of the car that day!, (Order No: 54333 ), $12.00

49. Field, David D., A STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, IN CONNECTICUT, Printed by Clark & Lyman, Middletown, CT, 1819, 146pp, good, original binders wraps re-cased in stiff wraps (softcover), Published by the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. CONDITION NOTE CONTINUED. This is an EX-LIB copy that has been cased in stiff boards with the original wraps (front and rear) laid on the boards. Pages are essentially uncut and untrimmed and LACKING are the last pages 147-154 which is essentially tabular notes., (Order No: 53680 ), $60.00

50. Fredyma, John J., A DIRECTORY OF CONNECTICUT SILVERSMITHS AND WATCH AND CLOCK MAKERS, published by the authors, Hanover, NH, (1973), 60pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 41984 ), $25.00

51. Garrett, Wendell, ANTIQUES IN WETHERSFIELD, The Magazine Antiques, New York, (1976), B&W and color illustrations, 65pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Reprinted from The Magazine ANTIQUES, March, 1976. Mostly the architecture and furniture of the region., (Order No: 31390 ), $20.00

52. Goodenough, Arthur, THE CLERGY OF LITCHFIELD COUNTY, Litchfield County Univ. Club, Norfolk, CT, 1909, B&W illustrations, 243pp, very good, full limp green leather (hardcover) fade to spine, Contents include: Foundations; The Pioneers; Manners And Customs; An Eighteenth-Century Sermon; Biographies; Second Period--Transition; Personal Sketches; Third Period--Modernism; More Personal Sketches; The Episcopal Church; Baptists; The Methodists; The Clergy As Citizens; The Clergy In Literature; Wit And Humor; Ministers' Children., (Order No: 53931 ), $17.50

53. Granniss, Lewis C., CONNECTICUT COMPOSERS, CT State Federation of Music, New Haven, CT, 1935, 125pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover) w/original plain brown jacket, The object in compiling this volume is to place at the disposal of The Connecticut State Federation of Music Clubs and the music-loving public in general, a convenient, alphabetical reference to "Connecticut Composers", a biographical sketch of each, and a list of their published and unpublished compositions., (Order No: 35237 ), $20.00

54. Greene, Stephen, STEPHEN GREENE: MEMORIES OF HIS LIFE, Privately published, n.p., 1903, B&W illustrations, 188pp, very good, gray cloth, teg (hardcover), "with Addresses, Resolutions and other Tributes of Affection.", (Order No: 5322 ), $15.00

55. Harrington, Karl P. (with an introduction by Alexander Cowie), RICHARD ALSOP, "A HARTFORD WIT", Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, (1969), 142pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), Originally published in 1939 by The Mattabesett Press of Middletown in a limited edition of three hundred copies, this little book, republished here in facsimile, is a study of the catalyst of that nineteenth-century group of Connecticut literati known as the "Hartford Wits." It is both a biography of Richard Alsop and a survey of his literary works., (Order No: 45125 ), $7.50

56. Hartley, Rachel, THE STORY OF HAMDEN: LAND OF THE SLEEPING GIANT - REVISED EDITION, The Shoe String Press, Inc., Hamden, CT, (1966), B&W illustrations, 98pp, very good, wraps (softcover), This volume contains a substantial amount of material which appeared in the more definitive HISTORY OF HAMDEN. This volume is keyed in particular to the use of young people., (Order No: 54496 ), $7.50

57. Hegel, Richard, NINETEENTH-CENTURY HISTORIANS OF NEW HAVEN, Archon Books, Hamden, CT, 1972, B&W illustrations, 105pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0208012621, (Order No: 9031 ), $12.00

58. Historical Society of Easton Connecticut, HISTORIC HOMES IN EASTON [CONNECTICUT], Historical Society of Easton, Easton, CT, 1996, B&W illustrations, very good+, bound in report binder (softcover) 1 1/2 inches, Massive report on the Historic Homes in Easton including the Aspetuck Historic District; National Historic Landmark - Ida Tarbell House; and, the Historic Resoruces Inventory Forms for each home. Also bound in is the 44 page HISTORIC AND ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCE SURVEY OF EASTON, CONNECTICUT prepared by Joan Baldwin and Geoffrey L. Rossano., (Order No: 57586 ), $95.00

59. Hurlburt, Mabel S., FARMINGTON CHURCH & TOWN -- [FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT], The Pequot Press, Inc., Stonington, CT, (1967), B&W illustrations, 110pp, very good++, red cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 61141 ), $12.50

60. Jones, Keith Marshall, THE FARMS OF FARMINGVILLE: A TWO-CENTURY STORY OF TWENTY-THREE RIDGEFIELD, CONNECTICUT FARMHOUSES ..., Conn. Colonial Publ. Co., Ridgefield, CT, 2001, B&W illustrations, 509pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0970970307 "... AND THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE THEM LIFE." Setting out to document the architectural development of twenty-three such dwellings still standing in historic Ridgefield, Connecticut's Farmingville District, the author inevitably made the acquaintance of two centuries of former inhabitants., (Order No: 61501 ), $75.00

61. Keefer, Murray C. (edited by) (compiled by The Trustees Of The Aline Brothier Morris Fund), HANDBOOK OF THE JAMES MORRIS MUSEUM AND THE ALINE BROTHIER MORRIS READING ROOM, Aline Brothier Morris Fund, Morris, CT, (1935), B&W illustrations, 60pp, very good+, blue cloth, teg (hardcover), "The James Morris Museum and the Aline Brothier Morris Reading Room, and their contents, on the main floor of the extension to the Morris Community Hall, are a gift to the Town of Morris (Connecticut) by the Aline Brother Morris Fund. Pictures of the room, and history of the family., (Order No: 23818 ), $10.00

62. Keith, Elmer D. and Palmer, Frederic C., SOME NOTES ON EARLY CONNECTICUT ARCHITECTURE AND NOMENCLATURE OF ROOMS IN THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURY CONNECTICUT HOUSE, Antiquarian & Landmarks Soc., Hartford, CT, (1976) rev ed, B&W illustrations, 48pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 27209 ), $6.00

63. Kelly, J. Frederick, EARLY DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF CONNECTICUT, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, (1963), 434 B&W illustrations, 210pp, good, wraps (softcover) owner's inscription, ISBN 0486211363 First published in 1924., (Order No: 48672 ), $5.00

64. Kilbourn, Dwight C., THE BENCH AND BAR OF LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT 1709-1909, Published by the Author, Litchfield, CT, 1909, B&W illustrations, 344pp, index, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) small tape remnants on spine, "Biographical Sketches of Members - History and Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School - Historical Notes." This tight and clean copy comes from the storage vault of a small library, and internally has some small library stamps. This was non-circulating copy, and has probably not been used at all., (Order No: 35516 ), $100.00

65. Kling, David W., A FIELD OF DIVINE WONDERS: THE NEW DIVINITY AND VILLAGE REVIVALS IN NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT 1792-1822, Pennsylvania State Univ. Pr., University Park, PA, (1993), 263pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0271009063, (Order No: 62389 ), $35.00

66. Labaree, Leonard Woods (State Historian), THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT: VOLUME. VII 1789-92, Published by the State, Hartford, CT, 1948, 647pp, fine, blue cloth (hardcover) largely uncut and unopened, This volume covers "From May 1789 through October 1792.", (Order No: 39696 ), $85.00

67. Lang, Joel (corporate profiles by Christine Palm; photographic commentary by Jan Winburn), GREATER HARTFORD HORIZONS - URBAN TAPESTRY SERIES, Towery Publishing, Inc., Memphis, TN, (1991), color illustrations, 248pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0962812811 In a series of concise essays, Lang shares his insights about the character of the region, as well as his outlook for its future. Extensive section on the corporations, businesses, professional groups, and community service organizations that made this book possible., (Order No: 22583 ), $7.50

68. League of Women Voters of Newtown (written and published by), NEWTOWN PAST AND PRESENT - [NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT], League of Women Voters, Newtown, CT, (1975), B&W illustrations, 122pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), First published in 1955., (Order No: 57157 ), $10.00

69. Luther, Clair Franklin, THE HADLEY CHEST, reprint of the 1935 edition, B&W illustrations, 144pp, supp., fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), A quality reprint done in 1985 of this extremely scarce book on The Hadley Chests. In preparing this book the author examined 96 of the 108 examples known to him. Following the text (and bound in) is the two page 1938 supplement of Hadley Chests discovered since the publication in 1935, together with changes in ownership. A must for the furniture reference library., (Order No: 18425 ), $75.00

70. Lyman Allyn Museum (catalogue by Minor Myers, Jr. and Edgar deN. Mayhew), NEW LONDON COUNTY FURNITURE 1640-1840, The Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT, (1974), B&W illustrations, 134pp, good+, wraps (softcover), Catalogue of the exhibition held October 5 through November 10, 1974., (Order No: 20146 ), $25.00

71. MacRury, Elizabeth Banks, MORE ABOUT THE HILL - GREENFIELD HILL -- [FAIRFIELD, CONNECTICUT], published by the author, (1968), B&W illustrations, 457pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover), Greenfield Hill is an historic neighborhood of Fairfield, Connecticut. Contents partially include: Doctor Dunham, the Country Doctor; Fox Hunting on Greenfield Hill; Dogwood Time; Greenfield Hill Cemetery; Bronsons on Greenfield Hill; Dedication of Timothy Dwight Park; Captain Kidd's Treasure; and, more., (Order No: 61910 ), $45.00

72. Mason, H. F. Randolph, HISTORIC HOUSES OF CONNECTICUT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - CONNECTICUT BOOKLET NO. 5, The Pequot Press, Inc., Stonington, CT, 1963 1st ed, 55 B&W ill., 64pp, good, wraps (softcover), This book illustrates some fifty houses from several periods, all preserved as historic house museums., (Order No: 26176 ), $5.00

73. McClellan, Margaret Thompson, WINDS OF CHANGE FROM WOODSTOCK NOW AND THEN - A PORTRAIT OF A NEW ENGLAND TOWN: PART I AND PART II -- WOODSTOCK, CONNECTICUT, The Observer Company, Putnam, CT, (1981) 3rd ptg, 89pp, 98pp, good, wraps (softcover), Originally printed in 1950, the chapters in this book are reprints of articles printed in the Windham County Observer. These articles give an historical look at Woodstock, Connecticut. Part II was added during the 1980 reprinting., (Order No: 49997 ), $12.50

74. McNulty, Marjorie Grant, GLASTONBURY: FROM SETTLEMENT TO SUBURB - GLASTONBURY, CONNECTICUT, Hist. Soc. of Glastonbury, n.p., 1975, B&W illustrations, 154pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) owner inscription, This history of Glastonbury is an account of the town from its beginnings up to the present., (Order No: 28466 ), $17.50

75. McQuill, Thursty, THE CONNECTICUT BY DAYLIGHT - THE FIRST DESCRIPTIVE GUIDE-BOARD EVER PUBLISHED, The American News Company, New York, 1874, B&W illustrations, 108pp, ads, good, decorated green boards (hardcover) much edgewear, "From New York to the White Mountains, Lake Memphremagog, Montreal and Quebec; via New Haven, Hartford, Springfield, Northampton, Deefield, Greenfield, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Windsor, White River Junction, Wells River, St. Johnsbury, Stowe, Burlington and St. Albans." A wonderful travel guide detailing all to be seen and places to stop and visit while traveling this route by railroad or steamboat, including: New York, New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield Railroad; New York and New Haven Steamboat Company; Connecticut River Railroad; Central Vermont Railroad; Grand Trunk Railroad; Passumpsic Railroad; and, Boston, Concord, and Montreal Railroad. Over 20 pages of ads for lodging and travel; fold-out route map and timetable for the Connecticut River Railway Line; foldout illustration of "The New Steamer C. H. Northam, of the New Haven Line," and so much more. Our shop is along the route, my interest is in the early summer travel and 19th century vacations, and this is a greet early travel guide to the area. I am happy to be able to now offer this item and do have a copy in my own collection., (Order No: 44657 ), $200.00

76. Miller, William Lee, THE FIFTEENTH WARD AND THE GREAT SOCIETY - AN ENCOUNTER WITH A MODERN CITY, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1966 1st ptg, 278pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The story of a city's developmnet and of one man's involvement in its political and social ferment. Lee has written an informal, reflective, personal, often humorous account of events in New Haven, Connecticut, a city whose experience has helped to shape the national war on poverty., (Order No: 48658 ), $4.50

77. Moravian Historical Society, A MEMORIAL OF THE DEDICATION OF MONUMENTS ERECTED BY THE MORAVIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY ..., C. B. Richardson, New York, 1860, B&W illustrations, 185pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover), A MEMORIAL OF THE DEDICATION OF MONUMENTS ERECTED BY THE MORAVIAN SOCIETY, TO MARK THE SITES OF ANCIENT MISSIONARY STATIONS IN NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT. The following pages contain an account of the dedication of two monuments, lately erected by the Moravian Historical Society, on the sites of once flourishing Moravian mission stations, among the "New England Indians," in New York and Connecticut., (Order No: 54326 ), $45.00

78. Moret, Marta, A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CONNECTICUT LABOR MOVEMENT, Labor Education Center, Storrs, CT, [1982], B&W illustrations, 64pp, fine, wraps (softcover), Contents include: Colonial Connecticut Unionism; The Industrial Age; The Turn of the Century; The Connecticut Labor Movement and World War I; The Years Between the Wars; World War II, the 50s, and Merger; Changing Face of Connecticut Unionism; Footnotes; Bibliography., (Order No: 53591 ), $15.00

79. Morgan, Forrest (editor in chief); Hart, Samuel; Trumbull, Jonathan; Holmes, Frank R.; and, Bartlett, Ellen Strong, CONNECTICUT AS A COLONY AND AS A STATE, OR ONE OF THE ORIGINAL THIRTEEN - VOLUME TWO -- [THIS VOLUME ONLY], Publishing Society of Conn., Hartford, CT, 1904, B&W illustrations, 330pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) light edgewear, (Order No: 61810 ), $20.00

80. Pearsall, Thomas I., NORTH HAVEN IN THE REVOLUTION, North Haven Bicentennial Com, North Haven, CT, (1976), 92pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), In this collection of articles on the Revolutionary period, the author's intent is to shed some light upon the lives of those early residents of rural North Haven, Connecticut, who waged a long and bitter struggle to throw off a tyranny they could no longer tolerate., (Order No: 40483 ), $35.00

81. Perry, Charles Edward (edited by), FOUNDERS AND LEADERS OF CONNECTICUT, 1633-1783, D. C. Heath and Company, Boston, MA, (1934), B&W illustrations, 319pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), "The history of a nation may often be learned by reading the lives of its leaders; in the case of Connecticut, the lives of its founders and leaders were so closely identified with its development that it is only by studying the lives of these men that we may get the true picture of Connecticut's early history.", (Order No: 23068 ), $15.00

82. Phelan, William J. (compiled by), SESQUI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE INCORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF BRISTOL JUNE 1935 -- [BRISTOL CONNECTICUT], Bristol Press Publishing Co., Bristol, CT, 1935, B&W illustrations, 80pp, very good, wraps (softcover), On cover: "150th Birthday of Bristol 1785-1835 and 300th Birthday of Connecticut 1635-1935.", (Order No: 54146 ), $30.00

83. Phelps, Richard H., NEWGATE OF CONNECTICUT; ITS ORIGIN AND EARLY HISTORY - NEW AND EXPANDED EDITION, Picton Press, Camden, ME, 1996, B&W illustrations, 128pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0897252713 First published in 1876. "Being a full description of the Famous and Wonderful Simsbury Mines and Caverns, and the Prison Built Over Them.", (Order No: 61241 ), $15.00

84. Prendergast, William J., EXPLORING CONNECTICUT: FROM THE NEW HAVEN REGISTER'S POPULAR FEATURE "KNOW YOUR STATE", The Pequot Press, Inc., Essex, CT, (1970) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, unpaginated, very good, wraps (softcover), First published in 1965. 52 historical places described and illustrated., (Order No: 53693 ), $6.00

85. Prince, Thomas, A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND IN THE FORM OF ANNALS, Cummings, Hilliard and Co., n.p., 1826, 439pp, very good, 3/4 leather, raised bands (hardcover) light edge wear, First published in 1736. "...Being a Summary and exact Account of the most material Transactions and Occurrence relating to this Country, in the order of Time wherein they happened, from the Discovery of Capt. Gosnold in 1602, to the Arrival of Governor Belcher, in 1730..." Clean, bright and tight copy. Wear to extemities of leather binding and raised bands, teg., (Order No: 40097 ), $275.00

86. Purcell, Richard J. (foreword by S. Hugh Brockunier - for New Edition), CONNECTICUT IN TRANSITION: 1775-1818 - NEW EDITION, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, (1963), 305pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 61142 ), $15.00

87. Robinson, William F., COASTAL NEW ENGLAND: ITS LIFE AND PAST, The Wellfleet Press, Secaucus, NJ, (1989), 100 B&W and 20 color ill., 222pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1555214908 The one book for all those who love New England and the sea. A richly illustrated, comprehensive history of those who have lived here under the ocean's sway, in this region "peopled with witch-hanging Puritans, broad-shouldered whalemen, dignified sea captains, and recalcitrant Down Easters." Excellent notes and bibliography., (Order No: 14151 ), $8.50

88. Rolleston, Sara Emerson, HERITAGE HOUSES: THE AMERICAN TRADITION IN CONNECTICUT 1660-1900, The Viking Press, New York, (1979), B&W photos, 176pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670368806 The architectural treasures of Connecticut represent the best traditions of American design and craftsmanship. They are also rich in historical association, for Connecticut was the home of men and women who contributed much to American freedom and culture., (Order No: 6626 ), $7.50

89. Rolleston, Sara Emerson, HISTORIC HOUSES AND INTERIORS IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT, Hastings House, New York, (1976), B&W photos, 208pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) OWNERS INSCRIPTION, ISBN 0803830351 Some of the finest examples of early American homes are to be found today in Connecticut. This photographic study (similar in format and appearance to a Samuel Chamberlain work) provides an excellent insight into some of these homes., (Order No: 6627 ), $6.50

90. Ruddy, John J., NEW LONDON - IMAGES OF AMERICA [NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT], Arcadia Publishing Company, Dover, NH, (1998), B&W illustrations, 12899, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0752409492, (Order No: 62476 ), $6.00

91. Ryan, J. Francis (compiled and edited by), PLYMOUTH, CONN. 1776-1976 -- PLYMOUTH, CONNECTICUT, published by the author, n.p., (1976), B&W illustrations, 199pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 36545 ), $17.50

92. Sears, Richard C., THE CHURCH ON THE GREEN - BEGINNING A THIRD CENTURY, Chapman Press, Washington Depot, CT, 1992, B&W illustrations, 124pp, fine, wraps (softcover), Sears, pastor at the time of the Washington Connecticut Congregational Church, continues the history started by Wilbur S. Deming in THE CHURCH ON THE GREEN., (Order No: 41151 ), $20.00

93. Sellens, Alvin, STANLEY FOLDING RULES: A HISTORY AND DESCRIPTIVE INVENTORY, published by the author, Augusta, KS, 1984, B&W illustrations, 169pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0961206837 One of the elusive Sellens titles which serve as basic references on Stanley tools. This one volume contains a readable description, painstaking detail, and clear format of each folding rule offered by Stanley from 1855 to the present. From the Preface: "Every boxwood and ivory folding rule know to have been made by Stanley is listed in this book along with dates of manufacture, major changes and illustrations. Included also are the miscellaneous rules and measuring sticks offered in conjunction with the folding rules.", (Order No: 16908 ), $100.00

94. Seymour, Malcolm, PURITAN MIGRATION TO CONNECTICUT: THE SAGA OF THE SEYMOUR FAMILY 1129 / 1746, Phoenix Publishing, Canaan, NH, (1982), B&W illustrations, 108pp, very good, brown cloth spine, (hardcover) EX-LIB no spine mark, ISBN 0914016857 Originally, PURITAN MIGRATION was intended as a story of the first Seymour to emigrate from England to America, but as the research progressed, there appeared the possibility of fleshing out the bare bones of dry genealogical data with the humanistic apparatus of social, political, and religious pressures that forced a group of dedicated Christians to leave their homeland and follow a possessed leader. This leader was Thomas Hooker., (Order No: 37012 ), $85.00

95. Seymour, Morris W.; Brainard, Leverett; Day, George H.; and, Knight, Kate B., CONNECTICUT AT THE WORLD'S FAIR: REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS FROM CONNECTICUT OF THE COLUMBIAN EXHIBITION OF 1893 AT CHICAGO, Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co, Hartford, CT, 1898, B&W illustrations, 367pp, good+, brown cloth (hardcover) nice clean, tight and bright copy, ALSO REPORT OF THE WORK OF THE BOARD OF LADY MANAGERS OF CONNECTICUT., (Order No: 45659 ), $45.00

96. Shepard, Odell (signed by the author on the half-title page), CONNECTICUT: PAST AND PRESENT, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1939 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 316pp, index, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, (Order No: 27752 ), $12.00

97. Simon, Irving B., OUR TOWN - THE HISTORY OF NEW FAIRFIELD [ CONNECTICUT ], New Fairfield Bicent. Comm., New Fairfield, CT, (1975), B&W illustrations, 56pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) inscribed by the author in 1980, "Published under the auspices of the New Fairfield Bicentennial Commission in celebration of the 200th anniversary of our nation's independence.", (Order No: 45942 ), $12.50

98. Smith, Deforest W. (edited by), ONLY IN MILFORD: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY - VOLUME ONE [MILFORD, CONNECTICUT], George J Smith & Son Realtor, Milford, CT, (1989) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 189pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0962288802 "Reacquaints some of Milford's 'old-timers' with the scenes of their youth and introduces some of Milford's newer citizens to a town they have only heard and read about." A second volume was planned, but may never have been published., (Order No: 59280 ), $95.00

99. Spencer, Linda S., HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN CONNECTICUT: VOLUME II - EASTERN UPLANDS, Connecticut Historical Comm., Hartford, CT, 1993, B&W illustrations, 109pp, fine, sprial bound wraps (softcover), Historical and Architectural Overview and Management Guide., (Order No: 53986 ), $20.00

100. Stave, Bruce M. & Palmer Michele, MILLS AND MEADOWS: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF NORTHEAST CONNECTICUT, The Donning Co., Publishers, Virginia Beach, (1991), over 300 photos and pictures, 192pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0898658136 The mills and meadows that form the landscape of Northeastern Connecticut, and impart its special character, are reminders of the industry and agriculture that once dominated the region. This pictorial history steps back into time, when textile manufacturing and farming flourished along the rivers and rolling hills of Tolland and Windham counties., (Order No: 6670 ), $20.00

101. Stemmons, Walter (in collaboration with Andre Schenker; foreword by Ralph Henry Gabriel), CONNECTICUT AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE: A HISTORY, CT Agricultural College, Storrs, CT, 1931, B&W illustrations, 258pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, The history of the institution for the past fifty years. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "This is the first book off the press of the first published history of the college. An earlier un-published manuscript, written by T. S. Gold about 1900, is in the College library. This book was delivered May 12, 1931. Walter Stemmons", (Order No: 53715 ), $40.00

102. Strother, Horatio T., THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN CONNECTICUT, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, (1969) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 262pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1962. Here are the engrossing facts about one of the least-known movements in Connecticut's history - the rise, organization, and operation of the Underground Railroad. The author traces the routes of the fugitive slaves through such entry points as New Haven and the New York line, through important crossroads like Brooklyn and Farmington, to havens farther along the road to Canada., (Order No: 1459 ), $30.00

103. Studley, Gerard L. (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers), CONNECTICUT THE INDUSTRIAL INCUBATOR, ASMC, New York, 1981, B&W illustrations, 180pp, very good+, light blue cloth (hardcover) inscribed by the author, A list and history of the early industrial sites in the State of Connecticut, including: Mining and Basic Metals; Firearms & Weapons; Locks, Hardware, Hand Tools; Clocks; Diversified Industries; Machine Tools; Engines & Power Generation; Transportation & Equipment; Textiles, Carpets, Hats; Rubber, Chemicals, Gunpowder; Paper, Lumber, Shipbuilding; Bibliography., (Order No: 33049 ), $30.00

104. Taber, Gladys, STILLMEADOW CALENDAR: A COUNTRYWOMAN'S JOURNAL, J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, (1967) 1st ed, drawings by Sidonie Coryn, 256pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, Inscribed on the front free endpaper, "With best wishes -- Gladys Taber" Exceptionally nice clean and tight copy. Light edgewear on dustjacket and one hard to see tear. Stated first edition on copyright page, dustjacket states "second printing." This apparently unread copy, is not a "married copy" so it can be assumed the publisher ran out of jackets prior to first edition books., (Order No: 7497 ), $95.00

105. The Hartford Post (compiled and published by), ILLUSTRATED POPULAR BIOGRAPHY OF CONNECTICUT: VOLUME II - 1901, The Hartford Post, Hartford, CT, 1901, B&W illustrations, 307pp, very good, maroon cloth, aeg (hardcover), The initial volume of "An Illustrated Popular Biography of Connecticut" appeared in 1891. Because of its popularity this volume was compiled., (Order No: 61166 ), $55.00

106. Town of Washington, Connecticut Ad Hoc Conservation Committee, NATURAL RESOURCE INVENTORY REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS - WASHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, Town of Washington, Washington, CT, 2000, B&W ill., color maps, 123pp, fine, spiral bound wraps (softcover), A great introductory history to Washington, Connecticut and its natural resources along with the committees recomendations for their preservation., (Order No: 50500 ), $15.00

107. Townsend, William K., and Brainard, Austin, THE NEW CONNECTICUT CIVIL OFFICER IN SIX PARTS, Belknap & Warfield, Hartford, CT, (1881), 589pp, good, full calf binding (hardcover) w/some light wear to leather, Fifteenth Edition with references to Revised Statutes of 1875, and Public Acts of 1875-1882 by William K. Townsend, and Sixteenth Edition, revised and corrected to date by Austin Brainard. Parts include: I. Sketch of the New Procedure, and the Practice Act and Rules, with Notes and References; II. Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace, and Forms; III. Powers and Duties of Constables, and Forms; IV. Powers and Duties of Selectmen, and Forms; V. Rules for Drawing Wills, and Powers and Duties of Executors, Trustees, Etc., and Probate Forms; VI. Practical Forms. Typical law book calf binding with wear and exterior crack to hinges., (Order No: 43317 ), $50.00

108. Trumbull, Jonathan (edited by), THE LEBANON WAR OFFICE, CT Soc. Sons of the Amer Rev, Hartford, CT, 1891, B&W illustrations, 96pp, good, blue cloth spine (hardcover) EX-LIB minimal marks, THE HISTORY OF THE BUILDING, AND REPORT OF THE CELEBRATION AT LEBANON, CONN., FLAG DAY, JUNE 15, 1891. From the non-circulating vault of a small library, with minimal markings., (Order No: 40271 ), $20.00

109. Van Dusen, Albert E., CONNECTICUT: A FULLY ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE STATE FROM THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT, Random House, New York, (1961) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 470pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 1837 ), $20.00

110. van Hoven, James Brinkerhoff, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL EQUALITY AT STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT, 1640-1783, 1964, B&W maps, charts, tables, 107pp, very good, blue buckram cloth (hardcover), A thesis submitted to the Graduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences of New York University in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in American Civilization. September 1964., (Order No: 35249 ), $45.00

111. Warmsley, Arthur J., CONNECTICUT POST OFFICES AND POSTMARKS, Arthur J. Warmsley, Portland, CT, 1977, B&W illustrations, 257pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) a handsome copy, This book is about Connecticut post offices and postmarks but with an added touch. People are added--their lives in and around the post office. The addition of "people" brings the typical as well as the atypical Connecticut post office into perspective from early Colonial times to the present, with empahsis on the nineteenth-century development of cancellations and evolution of the post office., (Order No: 20934 ), $50.00

112. Weaver, Glenn, JONATHAN TRUMBULL: CONNECTICUT'S MERCHANT MAGISTRATE (1710-1785), Connecticut Historical Soc., Hartford, CT, 1956, B&W illustrations, 183pp, very good+, green cloth spine, decorated cloth board (hardcover), "It has been the purpose of this study, therefore, to trace Trumbull's mercantile career through the forty years following his association in 1730 with his father in a family business.", (Order No: 27727 ), $10.00

113. Webster, Clarence M., TOWN MEETING COUNTRY - AMERICAN FOLKWAYS SERIES, Duell, Sloan & Pearce, New York, (1945), 246pp, very good, tan cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket owner's name, Part of the American Folkways Series. Author writes of the region to the north and east of New London, Connecticut, and of the small towns that grew up in that region., (Order No: 6960 ), $5.00

114. Wendover, Sanford H.; Smith, Blanche Hixson; Decherd, Elmo A.; and, Newton, Charles A. (The Committee), 150 YEARS OF MERIDEN - PUBLISHED IN CONNECTION WITH THE OBSERVANCE OF THE CITY'S SESQUICENTENNIAL JUNE 17-23, 1956, Published by the City, Meriden, CT, 1956, B&W and color illustrations, 323pp, very good, light blue cloth (hardcover), An uncommon Connecticut history., (Order No: 52004 ), $95.00

115. Wheelwright, Thea (text by), TRAVELS IN NEW ENGLAND - BASED ON TIMOTHY DWIGHT'S TRAVELS IN NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK, Bonanza Books, New York, (1989), photos by Katharine Knowles, 160pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) small bump bottom, ISBN 0517690462 Over 150 B&W photographs. A reprint of the 1972 edition (Volume 1) by Barre Publishers., (Order No: 15366 ), $10.00

116. White, Alain C. (compiled for the Litchfield Historical Society by), THE BI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE SETTLEMENT OF LITCHFIELD, CONNECTICUT AUGUST 1-4, 1920, Enquirer Print, Litchfield, CT, 1920, B&W illustrations, 147pp, good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 40123 ), $20.00

117. Willauer, George J. (edited by), A LYME MISCELLANY 1776-1976, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, (1977) 1st ed, 288pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0819550094 "Local history at its best, A LYME MISCELLANY, contributes not only to the understanding of a New England town during an important period of history, but also to the method of studying other communities in other periods.", (Order No: 11352 ), $12.00

118. Wood, Frederic J. (abridged with an introduction by Ronald Dale Karr), THE TURNPIKES OF NEW ENGLAND AND EVOLUTION OF THE SAME THROUGH ENGLAND, VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND - NEW EDITION OF THE 1919 CLASSIC, Branch Line Press, Pepperell, MA, (1997), B&W illustrations, 428pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0942147057 First published in 1919. "Turnpikes, as distinguished from the ordinary roads of the same time, were those on which gates barred the progress of the traveler, at which payments were demanded for the privilege of using the road. Such payment was called 'toll' and the gates were know as 'toll-gates.'" This abridgement has deleted footnotes and bibliographical references, and selectively cut in some chapters. A classic work!, (Order No: 45278 ), $12.50

119. Woodruff, Duncan (history by), WASHINGTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT - 75TH ANNIVERSARY 1926-2001 - WASHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, Washington Vol. Fire Dept., Washington, CT, 2001, B&W illustrations, 102pp, very good, wraps (softcover), About 11 pages of history followed by loads of photos, rosters and ads., (Order No: 50503 ), $10.00

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