For the state of Massachusetts we currently have 300 books available and on the shelves in Walpole, New Hampshire on  January 15, 2013. Remember, ordering is easy from Ray Boas, Bookseller.

1. A WALK WITH EDWARD C. - A COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF MONTGOMERY, MASSACHUSETTS, Montgomery Historical Soc., Montgomery, MA, 1971, B&W illustrations, 88pp, index, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 59995 ), $27.50

2. HISTORY OF S. ALLEN'S SONS: GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 1812-1912 - ONE HUNDRED YEARS, Published at Allen's Corner, Greenfield, MA, 1912, B&W illustrations, 15pp, good+, tan cloth spine (hardcover), (Order No: 60211 ), $20.00

3. BOYLSTON 1786-1986 - A BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION (BOYLSTON, MASSACHUSETTS), Boylston Bicentennial Comm., Boylston, MA, 1987, B&W illustrations, 144pp, very good, blue "leatherette" hardcover, A yearbook presentation of the festivities for the town's 200th anniversary., (Order No: 36556 ), $25.00

4. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE BOSTON POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATION 1892 - B.P.R.A., M. J. Kiley, Printer, Boston, MA, 1892, 45pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) small stain on rear cover, Organized January 13, 1871, Incorporated 1876., (Order No: 60686 ), $35.00

5. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE BOSTON POLICE RELIEF ASSOCIATION 1894 - B.P.R.A., Kilby Printer, Boston, MA, 1894, 48pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover), Organized January 13, 1871, Incorporated 1876., (Order No: 60687 ), $35.00


7. ESSEX INSTITUTE HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS - VOL. LXIX, NO. 1 - JANUARY, 1933 - ISSUED QUARTERLY, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1933, 96pp, good, wraps (softcover), Contents partially include: Timothy Pickering and the Federalist Party; Salem Town Records; Rufus Choate Letters; Notes on Derby Houses from Derby Ledgers, and much more., (Order No: 53524 ), $15.00

8. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FITCHBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND PAPEERS RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF THE TOWN - FIVE VOLUME SET - MASS., Historical Society, Fitchburg, MA, very good+, brown cloth (hardcover), Complete set of five volumes of the papers read and presented by members at the society's meetings. Volume I, 1892-1895, published 1895, 271pp; Volume II, 1894-1897, published 1897, 315pp; Volume III, 1897-1899, published in 1902, 335pp; Volume IV, 1900-1906, published in 1908, 289pp; and Volume V, 1907-1913, published in 1914, 296pp. Presented by the historical society to another institution, this clean and tight set appears unused and unread., (Order No: 50816 ), $100.00

9. 275TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TOWN OF FRAMINGHAM MASSACHUSETTS 1975 - COMMEMORATIVE BOOK, 275th Anniversary Committee, Framingham, MA, 1975, B&W illustrations, 96pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 55302 ), $15.00

10. GRANBY BICENTENNIAL, 1768-1968: GRANBY, MASSACHUSETTS - 200 YEARS, The Town of Granby, MA, Granby, MA, 1968, B&W illustrations, 320pp, foldout, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Includes foldout aerial view of Granby., (Order No: 42091 ), $12.50

11. PLYMOUTH - YESTERDAY & TODAY 1803-1953, The Plymouth National Bank, Plymouth, MA, 1953, B&W illustrations, 36pp, good, white vellum spine, blue boards (hardcover), Published on its One Hundred-Fiftieth Anniversary., (Order No: 47815 ), $9.50

12. VITAL RECORDS OF GEORGETOWN MASSACHUSETTS TO THE END OF THE YEAR 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1928, 90pp, very good, light brown cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 48476 ), $25.00

13. HISTORIC EVENTS OF WORCESTER - A BRIEF ACCOUNT [WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS], Worcester Bank & Trust Co., Worcester, MA, 1922, B&W illustrations, 63pp, very good, wraps (softcover), "A Brief Account of Some of the Most Interesting Events Which Have Occurred in Worcester During the Past Two Hundred Years." Issued by the bank in Commemoration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Worcester., (Order No: 56023 ), $17.50

14. PROCEEDINGS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY VOLUME C 1988, published by the society, Boston, MA, 1989, 198pp, fine, brown cloth (hardcover), Contents include: The Limits of a Vicarious Life: Abigail Adams and Her Daughter; The Dedham Case Revisited; Two Early Poems by Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer Peabody; L. H. Butterfield's Journal of a Mission to the USSR; and more., (Order No: 59445 ), $15.00

15. Adams, Charles Francis, THE CENTENNIAL MILESTONE: AN ADDRESS IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ONE HUNDRETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INCORPORATION OF QUINCY, MASS., John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, MA, 1892, B&W illustrations, 59pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover), Address delivered July 4, 1892., (Order No: 40707 ), $75.00

16. Adams, Charles Francis Jr.; and, Nash, Gilbert, WESSAGUSSET AND WEYMOUTH; WEYMOUTH IN ITS FIRST TWENTY YEARS; & WEYMOUTH THIRTY YEARS LATER - WEYMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY NO 3, Weymouth Historical Society, Weymouth, MA, 1905, 164pp, fine, brown cloth, teg (hardcover), A collection of three papers. WESSAGUSSET AND WEYMOUTH by Charles Francis Adams, Jr. delivered July 4, 1874. WEYMOUTH IN ITS FIRST TWENTY YEARS read before the society by Gilbert Nash, November 1, 1882; and, WEYMOUTH THIRTY YEARS LATER, read by Charles Francis Adams before the society September 23, 1904., (Order No: 48994 ), $75.00

17. Adams, John Coleman, NATURE STUDIES IN BERKSHIRE, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1899 1st ed, B&W and sepia toned ill., 225pp, very good+ decorated green cloth (hardcover) lacks front free ep, Exquisite illustrations in sepia toned photogravure from original photographs by Arthur Scott. Exceptionally nice clean, tight and bright copy (albiet lacking front free endpaper)., (Order No: 38932 ), $60.00

18. Allen, Everett S., CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT: THE RISE AND FALL OF NEW BEDFORD WHALING AND THE DEATH OF THE ARCTIC FLEET, Parnassus Imprints, Orleans, MA, (1983), B&W illustrations, 302pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0940160234 First published in 1973. Everett S. Allen tells for the first time the full story of this catastrophe and of the incredible rescue of the shipwrecked victims., (Order No: 54570 ), $6.00

19. Annin, Katharine H.; Miller, Amy; Hall, Margaret; et al, A NEW ENGLAND SAMPLER - PITTSFIELD 1761-1961 BICENTENNIAL HISTORICAL EXHIBITION, BERKSHIRE MUSEUM PITTSFIELD MASSACHUSETTS, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, 1961, B&W illustrations, 24pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Catalogue of the exhibition held July 5 to September 5, 1961., (Order No: 60167 ), $15.00

20. Ashley, Gertrude Porter, MEMORIES OF OLD DEERFIELD, Published by the Author, Deerfield, MA, 1934, 45pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 61976 ), $12.00

21. Bancroft, Emily M., HISTORY OF HARDWICK, MASSACHUSETTS 1865-1950, Town of Hardwick Mass., 2003, B&W illustrations, 461pp, fine, blue cloth (hardcover) inscribed by the author, (Order No: 61821 ), $75.00

22. Bangs, Charles Howard (et al), MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - ANCESTRAL RECORDS AND ROLL OF MEMBERSHIP 1924-1930, Published by the Society, 1931, B&W illustrations, 253pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover), with Officers and Boards of Managers, Charter, Constitution and By-Laws., (Order No: 62202 ), $20.00

23. Barnard, Ruth L., A HISTORY OF EARLY ORLEANS, William S. Sullwold, Pub., Taunton, MA, 1975 1st ed, B&W ill., 158pp, very good, maroon cloth (hardcover), ISBN 08849200097 Subscription Edition. This edition is limited to 1500 copies of which 673 are numbered and reserved for advance subscribers who are listed in pages 156-158. This volume is number 143. Contents include: The Beginning; First Comes to Nauset; Founding the Town of Orleans; Sea-Faring Men of Orleans; and, The Nineteenth Century Picture. Letter from author and other ephemera laid in., (Order No: 34794 ), $75.00

24. Bates, Samuel A. (edited by), RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE, 1640 TO 1793 - [BRAINTREE, MASSACHUSETTS], Daniel H. Huxford, Printer, Randolph, MA, 1886 1st ed, 940pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) some fading to cloth, (Order No: 56140 ), $85.00

25. Bazan, John M., RAILS ACROSS THE BERKSHIRE HILLS: RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN M. BAZAN 1980-1984, published by the author, n.p., 1984, B&W illustrations, unpaginated, good, wraps (softcover), Four years of documenting by photographs the railroads in the Berkshires in Massachusetts., (Order No: 37288 ), $60.00

26. Bedford, Henry F., SOCIALISM AND THE WORKERS IN MASSACHUSETTS, 1886-1912, Univ. of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA, 1966, B&W illustrations, 315pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) couple Hist. Dept Markings, This book traces the party from its origins among immigrants and Brahmin reformers, through it modest political successes, to its timid response to industrial warfare in Lawrence in 1912., (Order No: 19309 ), $8.00

27. Binzen, Bill, THE BERKSHIRES, Skline Press, New York, (1986), color photographs, unpaginated, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195406346 Here are the flow of the seasons, the hilltops above the trees, the old stone fences, the village greens, the winding roads, the ancient churches and, above all, here are the people, framed by their landscape as though in a family portrait., (Order No: 17222 ), $10.00

28. Birdsall, Richard D., BERKSHIRE COUNTY: A CULTURAL HISTORY, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1959, 401pp, good+ w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) SEE NOTE, Front of dustjacket lacks a piece at top - about 1 1/2 inches by 4 inches, but nothing was on that section., (Order No: 61307 ), $15.00

29. Blewett, Mary H. (editor), SURVIVING HARD TIMES: THE WORKING PEOPLE OF LOWELL - [LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS], Lowell Museum, Lowell, MA, 1982, B&W illustrations, 178pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0942472055, (Order No: 60251 ), $8.50

30. Bonney, Margaret Cole, SCITUATE'S SANDS OF TIME - [SCITUATE, MASSACHUSETTS], n.p., n.p., n.d. c1980s, B&W illustrations, 92pp, fine, wraps (softcover) signed by the author, (Order No: 59925 ), $30.00

31. Bradley, Michael (edited by) - Oral historians: Donald Jacobs, William Crump, Frances Ripley, John Tucker, Theodore Lindberg, MEMORIES OF MONUMENT BEACH - AN ORAL HISTORY, Bourne Historic Commission, Bourne, MA, (1992), B&W illustrations, 153pp, fine, maroon cloth (hardcover) signed by 3 of the historians, Signed by three of the oral historians. Monument, the westerly part of the Town of Sandwich, with its minor villages (South Monument, Monument Neck, Cohasset, Head-of-the-Bay) was bounded northerly by Plymouth, easterly by Herring River Village, southerly by the village of Pocasset and westerly by the waters of Buzzard Bay. This oral history uses as its benchmark the actual homes and businesses - and buildings - of Monument Beach., (Order No: 43636 ), $30.00

32. Brown, Percy Whiting, HISTORY OF ROWE, MASSACHUSETTS, Privately Printed, 1921, 116pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover) owner's name, (Order No: 61822 ), $20.00

33. 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

34. Burns, Gail M. (Chapter XIII); edited by Deborah Burns and Lauren R. Stevens, WILLIAMSTOWN: THE FIRST 250 YEARS 1753-2003 - 250TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION -- [WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS], Williamstown House Local His, Williamstown, MA, 2005, B&W illustrations, 497pp, index, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), Republication of the 1953 edition WILLIAMSTOWN: THE FIRST TWO HUNDERED YEARS plus update for the next 50 years., (Order No: 62265 ), $30.00

35. 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

36. 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

37. Campbell, Robert (photographs by Peter Vanderwarker), CITYSCAPES OF BOSTON: AN AMERICAN CITY THROUGH TIME, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1992 1st ptg, B&W photographs, 220pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0395581192 The changing of the city as seen in photographs., (Order No: 7243 ), $7.50

38. Care, Pearl B.; Burnett, Anastacia; and, Felton, Doris, A. (prepared and compiled by) (Rosa Johnston, consultant), THE HISTORY OF ERVING MASSACHUSETTS, 1838-1988, Erving Historical Society, Erving, MA, (1983), B&W illustrations, 280pp, very good+, dark blue cloth (hardcover) signed by the authors, This edition is limited to 500 copies of which this is No. 192. This Book Is Published In Observance Of The 150th Anniversary Of The Incorporation Of The Town 1838-1988., (Order No: 53968 ), $75.00

39. Carpenter & Morehouse, PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS - 1731-1896, Hamilton I. Newell, Inc., Amherst, MA, 1977, B&W illustrations, unpaginated, good+, wraps (softcover), Originally published in 1896, the binding of the original pages was completed in 1977. To bind complete books, new copies of the picture pages were printed, and additional copies were printed at that time for presentation in this volume., (Order No: 53483 ), $25.00

40. Chamberlain, Samuel, HISTORIC CAMBRIDGE IN FOUR SEASONS - A CAMERA IMPRESSION, Hastings House, New York, (1942), sepia toned illustrations, 73pp, good w/lightly edgeworm dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 40943 ), $7.00

41. Chamberlain, Barbara Blau, THESE FRAGILE OUTPOSTS - A GEOLOGICAL LOOK AT CAPE COD, MARTHAS VINEYARD, AND NANTUCKET, Parnassus Imprints, Yarmouth Port, MA, (1981), B&W illustrations, 328pp, good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0940160129 First published in 1964. "Tells the history of one of America's best-loved and most beautiful areas - a history made not by men but by the tremendous forces of the earth and sea.", (Order No: 50803 ), $5.00

42. Chamberlain, Samuel, OLD MARBLEHEAD: A CAMERA IMPRESSION - "AMERICAN LANDMARKS" A SERIES OF CAMERA IMPRESSIONS, Hastings House, Publishers, New York, (1940), sepia toned illustrations, 73pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, (Order No: 60272 ), $10.00

43. Chapman, Gerard, ST. JAMES' PARISH GREAT BARRINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 1762-1962, Protestant Episcopal Society, Great Barrington, MA, 1962, B&W illustrations, 92pp, very good+, blue buckram cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 61781 ), $12.50

44. Chatto, Clarence and Halligan, Alice L. (preface by John Granrud), THE STORY OF THE SPRINGFIELD PLAN - ONE COMMUNITY'S TOTAL WAR AGAINST PREJUDICE - [SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTES], Barnes & Noble, Inc., New York, (1945), B&W illustrations, 201pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 62611 ), $8.50

45. Clark, Walter E. (new introduction by J. R. Greene), QUABBIN RESERVOIR, Athol Press, Inc., Athol, MA, 1994, B&W illustrations, 137pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1884132022 First published in 1946. "Memories of conditions that existed in the Swift and Ware River Valleys while Quabbin Reservoir was being developed." This book was the first comprehensive history of the development of the Quabbin Reservoir and the towns and villages affected by its construction., (Order No: 57268 ), $25.00

46. Clarke, Helen Archibald, HAWTHORNE'S COUNTRY, Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1913, B&W illustrations, 348pp, good+, green cloth w/gilt stampings (hardcover), A nice clean and tight copy., (Order No: 19519 ), $12.50

47. Clarke, Hermann Frederick, JOHN HULL: A BUILDER OF THE BAY COLONY, Southworth-Anthoensen Press, Portland, ME, 1940 1st ed, 15 B&W plates, marks ill., 222pp, very good++, brown cloth, teg (hardcover), Limited to 500 copies. Part of the series of monographs concerning the work of the early colonial craftsmen. The span of John Hull's life was almost coincident with that of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and he took part in almost every event of historical importance during the vital years from 1650 to his death in 1683. Hull was a goldsmith and silversmith during his lifetime., (Order No: 28507 ), $275.00

48. Cleary, Vincent J., AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS 01002 - ONE OF THE BEST SMALL TOWNS IN AMERICA, published by the author, n.p., (2003), 179pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 54845 ), $30.00

49. Coffin, Marie M. (compiler), THE HISTORY OF NANTUCKET ISLAND - A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SOURCE MATERIAL WITH INDEX AND INVENTORY, Nantucket Historical Trust, Nantucket, MA, (1970), 65pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB with usual markings, (Order No: 44801 ), $7.50

50. Cohen, David B. (mayor); Maguire, Susan E. (editor); Hatfield, Lee (graphic designer & photo editor), 20THE CENTURY NEWTON - THE PEOPLE AND EVENTS THAT SHAPED IT -- NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS, A Newton2000 Project, Newton, MA, 2001, B&W illustrations, 73pp, ads, very good, wraps (softcover), A nice collection of photographs., (Order No: 48651 ), $15.00

51. Cole, John N. (publisher), GLIMPSES OF ANDOVER MASSACHUSETTS, The Andover Press, Printers, Andover, MA, 1896, green toned illustrations, 66pp, good+, cream cloth spine (hardcover), An uncommon photo history with most photo pages having a number of scenes. Clean and tight with some light soiling to covers only., (Order No: 55998 ), $35.00

52. Committee on Publication (edited by), THE HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF THE DANVERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY VOLUME 6 - DANVERS, MASSACHUSETTS, Published by the Society, Danvers, MA, 1918, B&W illustrations, 142pp, good+, black cloth (hardcover), Contents partially include: Historical Trip Through Danvers; Hathorne: Part of Salem Village in 1700; Physicians of Danvers; First Exhibition of the Holten High School; and more., (Order No: 46698 ), $25.00

53. Compiled by the Tercentenary Editorial Committee - Lawrence E. Wikander; Helen Terry; and Mark Kiley, THE HAMPSHIRE HISTORY - CELEBRATING 300 YEARS OF HAMPSHIRE COUNTY MASSACHUSETTS, Hampshire County Comm., Northampton, MA, 1964, B&W illustrations, 364pp, good+, light green cloth (hardcover), A collection of the town histories of Hampshire County that had been published in THE DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE for the 300th aniversary of the establishment of Hampshire County., (Order No: 48175 ), $25.00

54. Compiled by a Committee of the House, A HISTORY OF THE EMBLEM OF THE CODFISH IN THE HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - [BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS], Wright and Potter Printing, Boston, MA, 1895 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 62pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 59567 ), $12.00

55. Compiled with the assistance of a Capable Corps of Advisors and Contributors, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MASSACHUSETTS: BIOGRAPHICAL AND GENEALOGICAL, American Historical Society, New York, n.d. c1915, B&W illustrations, 562pp, good, 3/4 red leather (hardcover) light edgewear SEE NOTE, The first entry in this volume is: MAYO, Alfred Nye. Nice clean and tight copy, (Order No: 54610 ), $50.00

56. Conway, Lorie, BOSTON THE WAY IT WAS - PICTURES AND MEMORIES FROM THE '30S AND '40S, WGBH Educational Foundation, Boston, MA, (1996) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 120pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1884738893, (Order No: 58652 ), $7.00


58. Copeland, Melvin T., & Rogers, Elliott C., THE SAGA OF CAPE ANN, The Bond Wheelwright Co., Freeport, ME, (1972) 3rd ptg, B&W illustrations, 254pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), First published in 1960., (Order No: 7458 ), $8.50

59. Coulter, William G., CLINTON HISTORICAL VOLUME 1776-1976 -- CLINTON, MASSACHUSETTS, Published by the Town, Clinton, MA, 1976, B&W illustrations, 179pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 46801 ), $25.00

60. Coxey, Willard Douglas, ROMANCES OF OLD BERKSHIRE -- MASSACHUSETTS, The Berkshire Courier, Great Barrington, MA, 1931, 251pp, good, black cloth (hardcover), Contents include: The Indian Dreamer; The First Trail; The Guns of "Old Ti"; The Tory Maid of Lenox; The Fighting Parson; When Burgoyne Came to Town; The Last Battle., (Order No: 48571 ), $20.00

61. Cronan, Francis W., RED SUNDAY: THE SALTONSTALLS, THE DUSTONS, AND THE FIGHTING AYERS - MERRIMACK VALLEY HISTORY, The Record Publishing Co., Haverhill, MA, (1965), B&W illustrations, 260pp, good++, red cloth in chipped dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB, This is a story about the Wild East. It all happened up in the Merrimack River Valley, which is just about on the northeast boundary of Massachusetts. Exploration, settlement, witchcraft, border disputes and fierce fighting are all a part of it., (Order No: 16560 ), $50.00

62. Crosby, Everett U., NINETY FIVE PER CENT PERFECT - SILVERSMITHS OF OLD-TIME NANTUCKET - UNDERGROUND MOON - THE SPOON PRIMER, Tetaukimmo Press, Nantucket Island, MA, (1953), B&W illustrations, 214pp, good, wraps (softcover), This is the third edition of 95% Perfect which was first published in 1937, and the second edition of "Nantucket Silversmiths," first printed in 1940. The text is now amplified and there are many additions. The "Spoon Primer" was privately issued in a small edition in 1941, and "Nantucket's Changing Prosperity" was first printed in 1939, and "Underground Moon" in 1941., (Order No: 43101 ), $20.00

63. Cushing, Elizabeth Hope (edited by), NO RACE OF IMITATORS - LYNN AND HER PEOPLE, AN ANTHOLOGY -- LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS, The Lynn Historical Society, Lynn, MA, (1992), B&W illustrations, 234pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1882162005 A glimpse into the various aspects of the city's rich heritage., (Order No: 50366 ), $20.00

64. Cutler, U. Waldo (inscribed by the author), JOTTINGS FROM WORCESTER'S HISTORY, Worcester Historical Society, Worcester, MA, 1932, 142pp, very good, black cloth spine (hardcover) small nick in cloth, These sketches of Worcester history were originally printed in the periodical THIS WEEK IN WORCESTER, under the general title "Worcester Historical Society Jottings.", (Order No: 46642 ), $35.00

65. Cutter, Mary Lou Brockett, LIFE BESIDE THE CONNECTICUT RIVER: A CHILDREN'S HISTORY OF HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS, Hatfield Printing & Publ., Hatfield, MA, (1990), B&W illustrations, 140pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 62457 ), $45.00

66. Dalton, J. W., THE LIFE SAVERS OF CAPE COD, Parnassus Imprints, Orleans, MA, 1991, B&W illustrations, 152pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0940160498 First published in 1902. The aim of the author is to pen-picture some of the heroic deeds performed by these guardians of the "ocean graveyard," as the shores of Cape Cod are known, the terrible hardships they are called upon to endure, and the peril they constantly face in the work of saving life and property., (Order No: 20701 ), $5.00

67. Davenport, George Lyman and Davenport, Elizabeth Osgood (compiled under the direction of the Committee on Town History), THE GENEALOGIES OF THE FAMILIES OF COHASSET MASSACHUSETTS, Committee on Town History, Cohasset, MA, 1909 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 631pp, good, light green cloth (hardcover) some discoloration to boards, Internally a nice clean and tight copy. Nice bright spine, just some faint discoloration to boards., (Order No: 47741 ), $75.00

68. Day, Gardiner M., THE BIOGRAPHY OF A CHURCH: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRIST CHURCH, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, MA, 1951, B&W illustrations, 186pp, very good+, red cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 61336 ), $5.00

69. Day, Marilyn, WESTFORD DAYS: THE DIARIES OF EMMA, JOHN W. AND ADA DAY 1862-1878 AND THE FAMILIES -- WESTFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, NE Historical Geneal. Soc., Boston, MA, (1998), 628pp, maps, fine, maroon cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0880820780, (Order No: 53091 ), $45.00

70. Deming, Phyllis Baker (compiled by), A HISTORY OF WILLIAMSBURG IN MASSACHUSETTS - 175TH ANNIVERSARY, The Hampshire Bookshop, Northampton, MA, 1946, B&W illustrations, 416pp, very good+, green cloth (hardcover) owner's inscription, Exceptionally nice clean and tight copy., (Order No: 49852 ), $45.00

71. Deutsch, Sarah, WOMEN AND THE CITY: GENDER, SPACE, AND POWER IN BOSTON, 1870-1940, Oxford University Press, New York, 2000 1st ptg, 387pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195057058 In the seventy yeaers between the Civil War and World War II, the women of Boston changed the city dramatically., (Order No: 59261 ), $20.00

72. Dewar, Martha E. and Gilbert M. Joan (edited by), FRAMINGHAM: HISTORICAL REFLECTIONS [FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS], 275th Anniversary Committee, Framingham, MA, (1974), B&W illustrations, 177pp, good, wraps (softcover) light cover wear, (Order No: 55301 ), $14.50

73. Dickson, Brenton H. (foreword by Harold G. Travis), ONCE UPON A PUNG, Privately Printed, Boston, MA, 1963, B&W illustrations, 84pp, very good, wraps (softcover) errata slip tipped in, "As the Town of Weston, twelve miles 'out of Boston' in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, approached the commemoration in 1963 of its incorporation two hundred and fifty years before, its 'I REMEMBER WHEN' Committee set out to collect and review memories and memorabilia that it felt would stimulate its citizenry, old and new, to a vital appreciation of what, in addition to our woods and fields, has contributed so much in preserving Weston as a charming and congenial place in which to work, play, and live together.", (Order No: 26025 ), $7.50

74. Dickson, Brenton H., and Lucas, Homer C., ONE TOWN IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - WESTON MASSACHUSETTS, Weston Historical Society, Weston, MA, (1976), 212pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) signed by the authors, (Order No: 59446 ), $10.00

75. Doane, Doris, A BOOK OF CAPE COD HOUSES, The Chatham Press, Inc., Old Greenwich, CT, (1970) 2nd ptg, drawings by Howard L. Rich, 91pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0856990116 The history behind this charming style of early American architecture with its variations in the "half-house", "three-quarter house," and "full cape.", (Order No: 8820 ), $10.00

76. Dodge, Lawrence Green and Dodge, Alice Cole - THE DODGES, PURITAN PATHS FROM NAUMKEAG TO PISCATAQUA: AN EXCURSION FROM RUM CORNER TO TRUNDLE BED LANE, Newburyport Press, Inc., Newburyport, MA, 1963, B&W illustrations, 220pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover) no dj, signed by the authors, This book, begins as a pleasant and gently persuasive reminiscence of Essex County, suddenly deepens and broadens into a remarkably clear and authoritative reconstruction of the way things were hereabouts, from the time of the first settlers, to the cataclysmic introduction of the hot top clover leaf. PARTS OF DUSTJACKET LAID IN, (Order No: 49174 ), $10.00

77. Douglas-Lithgow, R. A., NATIVE AMERICAN PLACE NAMES OF MASSACHUSETTS, Applewood Books, Bedford, MA, orig pub 1909, 108pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 9781557095428 Originally published as part of INDIAN PLACE AND PROPER NAMES OF NEW ENGLAND., (Order No: 61018 ), $4.50

78. Drake, Samuel Adams, HISTORY OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS - TWO VOLUME SET COMPLETE, Estes and Lauriat Publishers, Boston, MA, 1880, B&W illustrations, good++, brown cloth (hardcover) SEE NOTE for full details, "Containing Carefully Prepared Histories of Every City and Town in the County, by Well-Known Writers; and A General History of the County, From the Earliest to the Present Time." Volume I, 505pp Volume II, 571pp, list of subscribers - CONDITION NOTE, Faint dampstain on foreedges, clean and tight and, overall a nice set., (Order No: 41054 ), $225.00

79. Drake, Samuel Adams, HISTORIC FIELDS AND MANSIONS OF MIDDLESEX - [MASSACHUSETTS], James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, MA, 1874, B&W illustrations, 442pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) light wear to cloth covers, (Order No: 59013 ), $30.00

80. Drew, Bernard A., GREAT BARRINGTON: GREAT TOWN - GREAT HISTORY -- [GREAT BARRINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS], Great Barrington Hist. Soc., Great Barrington, MA, 1999, B&W illustrations, 656pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, (Order No: 60700 ), $85.00

81. Duniway, Clyde Augustus, THE DEVELOPMENT OF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN MASSACHUSETTS, Burt Franklin, New York, (1969), 202pp, fine, maroon cloth (hardcover), Bibliography & Reference Series #93. Originally published in 1906 as a revision of a thesis prepared for a Doctor of Philosophy at Harvard in 1897., (Order No: 33050 ), $22.50

82. Dwelley, Jedediah and Simmons, John F., HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF HANOVER MASSACHUSETTS WITH FAMILY GENEALOGIES, Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA, orig pub 1910, 474pp, fine, blue buckram cloth (hardcover), Quality reprint of the original edition., (Order No: 59284 ), $75.00

83. Eastman, Sophie E., IN OLD SOUTH HADLEY - [SOUTH HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS], The Blakely Printing Company, Chicago, IL, (1912), B&W illustrations, 221pp, index, good+, red cloth (hardcover) lightly faded spine, (Order No: 60701 ), $25.00

84. Eldridge, Dana (foreword by Greg O'Brien), CAPE COD LUCKY, IN ANOTHER TIME, Stony Brook Group, Brewster, MA, (2000), ill. by Louise Russell, 170pp, fine, wraps (softcover) signed by the author, ISBN 1887086013 The author takes you back to the Cape Cod of a generation ago, a place where the realities of life were harsh and the pleasure simple, where land was cheap and roads were dirt and people knew their neighbors., (Order No: 39822 ), $12.50

85. Elliott, Marjorie Atkins (inscribed by the author), NORTH OF NORWOTTUCK: A SAMPLER OF SOUTH AMHERST, MASS., BOOK II, F. Irvine & Marjorie Elliott, Madison, WI, 1985, B&W illustrations, 208pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) NO Errata Sheet, Companion volume to LEAVE THE LIGHT BURNING. Both are family scrapbooks of this special community called South Amherst., (Order No: 31412 ), $15.00

86. Erdmann, Luise M.; James, Edward T.; Meyer, Elizabeth D.; and Sullivan, Charles M. (editors), ESSAYS OF CAMBRIDGE HISTORY - PROCEEDINGS, 1980-1985 - PUBLICATIONS VOLUME 45, Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge, MA, 1998, B&W illustrations, 223pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1878284460 "Exploring the architecture, institutions, and people of Cambridge, Massachusetts.", (Order No: 56586 ), $10.00

87. Erkkila, Barbara H., HAMMERS ON STONE: A HISTORY OF CAPE ANN GRANITE -- [CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS], TBW Books, Woolwich, ME, (1980) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 191pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 0931474191 The indepth story of the Cape Ann quarries., (Order No: 60895 ), $75.00

88. Farrington, Charles Williston with McConnell, Judith Lindau, AN AWESOME CENTURY: THE MAGICAL TWENTIETH AS SEEN FROM ONE SMALL TOWN - BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, published by the author, Bedford, MA, 1999, B&W illustrations, 116pp, good++, wraps (softcover), "These views from the vantage of a small suburban town depict the change from rustic peace to the overcrowed hours of today. The majority of these accounts were first printed as single articles in the BEDFORD MINUTEMAN." They relate personal experience or observation., (Order No: 51133 ), $35.00

89. Fawsett, Marise, CAPE COD ANNALS, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, MD, (1990), B&W illustrations, 184pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1556133219 A potpourri of background information and history of Cape Cod., (Order No: 55976 ), $5.00

90. Felt, Joseph B., HISTORY OF IPSWICH, ESSEX, AND HAMILTON - [MASSACHUSETTS], The Clamshell Press, Ipswich, MA, 1966, 300pp, very good++, orange cloth (hardcover), First published in 1834., (Order No: 61064 ), $20.00

91. Finer, Steven (edited by), A NEW PICTORIAL HISTORY OF GREENFIELD - [GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS], E. A. Hall Co., Greenfield, MA, 1975, B&W illustrations, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60509 ), $25.00

92. Flight, Wilson R. (editor); et al, A PEPPERELL READER - PEPPERELL, MASSACHUSETTS, n.p., n.p., (1975), sepia toned illustrations, 160pp, good+, wraps (softcover), Contents include: Our Geological Past; The Indian Years; The Early Settlers; William Pepperrell; Colonel Prescott and the Battle of Bunker Hill; Prudence Wright; The Will of an Early Settler; An Industrial Town; The Early Schools; Vignettes of Life in Pepperrell; Mary Lucinda Shattuck's Thanksgiving Pudding; The Fletcher Picnic; Old Homes., (Order No: 46888 ), $10.00

93. Flynt, Suzanne L.; McGowan, Susan; and, Miller, Amelia F., GATHERED AND PRESERVED, Pocumtuck Valley Mem. Assn., Deerfield, MA, (1991), color illustrations, 56pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0961287691 A catalogue of some of the items in the extensive and eclectic collection of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA) which was begun in 1870 in Deerfield, Massachusetts., (Order No: 45192 ), $6.50

94. Foxcroft, Frank; Spalding, Warren F.; et al (preface by), TEN NO-LICENSE YEARS IN CAMBRIDGE: A JUBILEE VOLUME - [CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS], Citizen's Committee, Cambridge, MA, 1898 1st ed, 209pp, good, maroon cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB with minimal marks, A history of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union's work in Cambridge., (Order No: 59288 ), $20.00

95. Fredyma, Paul J. and Fredyma, Marie-Louise, A DIRECTORY OF BOSTON SILVERSMITHS AND WATCH AND CLOCK MAKERS, published by the authors, Hanover, NH, (1975), 46pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 41982 ), $40.00

96. Frost, Jack, HARVARD AND CAMBRIDGE A SKETCH BOOK, Coward-McCann, Inc., New York, (1940), B&W illustrations, 90pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) owner's inscription, (Order No: 42981 ), $10.00

97. Frost, Jack (edited by), IMMORTAL VOYAGE ... AND PILGRIM PARALLELS: PROBLEMS - PROTESTS - PATRIOTISM 1620-1970, Hawthorne Press, North Scituate, MA, 1970, B&W illustrations, 110pp, very good, maroon cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 59964 ), $9.50

98. Fryatt, Norma R., BOSTON AND THE TEA RIOTS - GREAT EVENTS IN WORLD HISTORY, Auerbach Publishers, Princeton, NJ, (1972) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 150pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), A new rendering of the Boston Tea Party and the circumstances that led up to it., (Order No: 23158 ), $7.50

99. Fuess, Claude M., ANDOVER: SYMBOL OF NEW ENGLAND - THE EVOLUTION OF A TOWN, Andover Historical Society, Andover, MA, 1959, B&W illustrations, 480pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Extensive history of Andover, Massachusetts., (Order No: 37287 ), $50.00

100. Garland, Joseph E., GLOUCESTER ON THE WIND: AMERICA'S GREATEST FISHING PORT IN THE DAYS OF SAIL - IMAGES OF AMERICA [GLOUSCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS], Arcadia Publishing, Charlestown, SC, (1999) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 160pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0752400797, (Order No: 57943 ), $17.50

101. Garland, Joseph E., THE GLOUCESTER GUIDE: A RETROSPECTIVE RAMBLE, Gloucester 350th Ann. Cele., Gloucester, MA, 1973, B&W illustrations, 137pp, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 61674 ), $15.00

102. Garrelick, Renee (with a contributing chapter on the Immigrant Experience by William M. Bailey), CONCORD IN THE DAYS OF STRAWBERRIES AND STREETCARS, The Town of Concord, Concord, MA, 1985 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 225pp, very good w/lightly chipped and worn dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0961457503 A wonderful window into Concord's past. The story of earlier twentieth century life unfolds through the oral history memories of its longtime residents and represents the contribution of the Concord Historical Commission to the town's 350th birthday., (Order No: 47893 ), $14.50

103. Geoffrey, Theodate (foreword by Julia H. Hallett), SUCKANESSET WHEREIN MAY BE READ A HISTORY OF FALMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS, Falmouth Historical Society, Falmouth, MA, 1992, B&W illustrations, 188pp, very good, wraps (softcover) SOME MARGINALIA, First published in 1928., (Order No: 48740 ), $20.00

104. Goss, Elbridge Henry, THE HISTORY OF MELROSE, COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, MASSACHUSETTS, The City of Melrose, Melrose, MA, 1902 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 508pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) light edgewear, (Order No: 60993 ), $115.00

105. Graci, David, MT. HOLYOKE: AN ENDURING PROSPECT - HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND'S MOST HISTORIC MOUNTAIN, Calem Publishing Co., Holyoke, MA, (1985), B&W illustrations, 105pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0961644400 The previously untold story of New England's first mountain top resort. Long before the White Mountains of New Hampshire became a popular resort area, the Prospect House atop Mt. Holyoke in Hadley, Massachusetts lured tourists and sightseers to it's magnificent view. The Summit House has recently been resorted and overlooks the Connecticut River Valley with I-91 and the Connecticut River and the Ox-bow meandering alongside. I have always been fascinated by the summer resort experience, and have spent an afternoon exploring this fascinating spot which is very alluring as you travel south on I-91 and see this beautiful building and the pathway of its inclined railway., (Order No: 57903 ), $20.00

106. Graves, Merle Dixon, BUBBLIN'S AN' B'ILIN'S AT THE CENTER, The Tuttle Company, Rutland, VT, 1934 1st ed, illustrated by the author, 212pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover) inscribed by the author, Stories set in the background of Western Massachusetts., (Order No: 50215 ), $7.50

107. Gray, Coralie M., WILBRAHAM - IMAGES OF AMERICA [WILBRAHAM, MASSACHUSETTS], Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, (2001), B&W illustrations, 128pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0738509450 Photographic history of this town in the Pioneer Valley, part of the Connecticut River Valley in Massachusetts., (Order No: 58103 ), $30.00

108. Green, Samuel Abbott, GROTON HISTORICAL SERIES - A COLLECTION OF PAPERS RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF GROTON, MASSACHUSETTS - VOLUME I, published by the author, Groton, MA, 1887, very good, rebound in blue cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB, The first twenty Groton Historical Series pamphlets bound together, and covering a wide range of historical and genealogical subjects., (Order No: 49510 ), $60.00

109. Greene, J. R., THE MASS. CENTRAL: QUABBIN'S PHANTOM RAILROAD, Athol Press, Athol, MA, 1996 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 104pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1884132049 This book tells the full story of the first incarnation (1869-1883) of the famous Central Mass. Division of the Boston & Maine Railroad. Laid out from Cambridge to Northampton, this hard luck line was completed only as far west as Holden before it went bankrupt., (Order No: 51369 ), $30.00

110. Greene, Theodore P. (preface by), ESSAYS ON AMHERST'S HISTORY - AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS, The Vista Trust, Amherst, MA, 1978, B&W illustrations, 452pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0960171215 The history of this distinctive New England college town from the 1720's to the 1970's is explored here in fifteen fresh essays., (Order No: 42027 ), $12.50

111. Greenough, W. A. (compiled and published by), GREENOUGH'S DIRECTORY IN THE CITY OF HAVERHILL, FOR 1869-70, TO WHICH IS ADDED A DIRECTORY OF BRADFORD -- MASSACHUSETTS, W. A. Greenough, Boston, MA, 1869, 235pp, ads, good, black cloth spine (hardcover) wear to boards, "Directory of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Manufacturing Establishments, Societies, Business, Business Firms, Etc., Etc., in the City of Haverhill, for 1869-70, to which is added a Directory of Bradford." Uncommon, tight but wear to pictorial boards., (Order No: 53043 ), $175.00

112. Griffin, Sara Swan, LITTLE STORIES ABOUT LOWELL - ROMANCES AND FACTS OF EARLIER DAYS [LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS], Butterfield Printing Company, Lowell, MA, 1928, B&W illustrations, 123pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover) signed by the author, Binding flaw tears to the bottom of a few pages. Contents include: Passaconaway; Princess Weetamoo; Old Tyng House; The Spalding House; Beginnings of Belvidere; The Canals of Lowell; The Chimes of St. Anne's; Changes in Lowell; Chelmsford; Dracut; Tewksbury; and, Historical Data of Lowell., (Order No: 50890 ), $125.00

113. Haberlin, Thomas J. (Community Development Director), THE WESTFIELD HISTORIC BUILDING BOOK - [WESTFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS], Westfield Historical Comm., Westfield, MA, 1981, sepia toned illustrations, 62pp, very good+, spiral bound wraps (softcover), Provides a representative sample of special value properties in the community., (Order No: 59994 ), $20.00

114. Hale, Richard W. (introduction by); Harrison, Nancy and Woodward, Jean (editors), ALONG THE COAST OF ESSEX COUNTY (MASSACHUSETTS) - A GUIDEBOOK, Junior League of Boston, Inc, Boston, (1971) 2nd rev, B&W illustrations, 206pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), A fascinating history guidebook to this coastal region, Northeast of Boston., (Order No: 24719 ), $8.00

115. Hall, Max, THE CHARLES - THE PEOPLE'S RIVER, David R. Godine Publisher, Boston, MA, (1986) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 108pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0879236140 The Charles River begins in Hopkinton and meanders eighty miles through rural and suburbanc Massachusetts before opening out into the magnificnet "water park" that separates Boston and Cambridge. This is a story of the people (and river) who have for more than three centuries been changing the Charles to suit their purposes., (Order No: 57804 ), $6.00

116. Hamilton, R. W. Frederick; Taylor, R. W. Earl W. (revised by), THE GRAND LODGE OF MASSACHUSETTS 1733-1933, Grand Lodge of Masons in Ma., Boston, MA, 1946, 12pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60477 ), $7.50

117. Hanna, Willard, THE BERKSHIRE-LITCHFIELD LEGACY: LITCHFIELD, ANCRAM, SALISBURY, STOCKBRIDGE, LENOX - [MASSACHUSETTS], Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, VT, (1984), 122pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0808414805, (Order No: 58377 ), $5.00

118. Hatch, W. C. (editor); Anderson, Edward M. (foreword by), KERNWOOD CLUB GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY 1889-1939 - [MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS], The Kerwood Club, Malden, MA, 1939, B&W illustrations, 92pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) lower corners bumped, From the forward, "Half a century ago the Kernwood Club was founded for the enjoyment and sociability which it would afford the residents of this community.", (Order No: 61313 ), $45.00

119. Heaton, Vernon, THE MAYFLOWER, Mayflower Books, New York, (1980) 1st Amer, B&W and color illustrations, 200pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owner's inscript., ISBN 0831757450 An account of the Mayflower and the personalities that eventually succeeded in establishing a stable colony., (Order No: 28008 ), $7.50

120. Herring, Stephen W., SOUTH MIDDLESEX: A NEW ENGLAND HERITAGE - AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, Windsor Publications, Inc., Northridge, CA, (1986) 1st ed, 200+ ill. incl. 40 in color, 248pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0897811798 This is the story of the people who built a thriving industrial hub while maintaining and strengthening the ties that today still bond the nine towns of the region., (Order No: 19497 ), $9.50

121. Heskel, Julia, CELEBRATING 150 YEARS: THE YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON 1851-2001, YMCA of Greater Boston, Boston, MA, 2001, sepia toned illustrations, 144pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0971001006, (Order No: 60463 ), $14.50

122. Heywood, William Sweetzer, HISTORY OF WESTMINSTER MASSACHUSETTS (FIRST NAMED NARRAGANSETT NO. 2) FROM THE DATE OF THE ORIGINAL GRANT OF THE TOWNSHIP..., Vox Populi Press S. W. Huse, Lowell, MA, 1893 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 964pp, good, green buckram cloth (hardcover) TEARS TO TOWN MAP, "... TO THE PRESENT TIME 1728-1893 WITH A BIOGRAPHIC-GENEALOGICAL REGISTER OF ITS PRINCIPAL FAMILIES. -- Please note: tears to town map, and old tape repairs to a couple pages., (Order No: 49254 ), $100.00

123. Hodgman, Edwin R., HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF WESTFORD, IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, MASSACHUSETTS, 1659-1883, Westford Town History Assn., Westford, MA, orig pub 1883, B&W illustrations, 494pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover), A undated recent (c1970s-80s) quality reprint of the original edition., (Order No: 50407 ), $45.00

124. Hogan, J. H., DIRECTORY AND HISTORY OF PLYMOUTH, MASS. ILLUSTRATED., W. F. Richardson & Co., South Framingham, MA, 1887, B&W illustrations, color plt, 243pp, good, black cloth spine, pictorial boards (hardcover) edgewear, Great ads, business directory, census, illustrations of churches, post office and mails, resident directory, street directory, town officers, and much more., (Order No: 55583 ), $100.00

125. Hough, Henry Beetle, MOSTLY ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD: A PERSONAL RECORD, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, (1975) 1st ed, 298pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This is an account of a satisfying life, spent mostly in the magical corner of our nation known as Martha's Vineyard., (Order No: 3028 ), $5.00

126. Hoyt, Edwin P., NANTUCKET: THE LIFE OF AN ISLAND, The Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, VT, (1978), B&W photo section, 209pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0828903255 History of the island from its Indian tenure and earliest colonization in 1659, through all of its history up to 1977 when "the faraway island" moved to secede from Massachusetts., (Order No: 8347 ), $12.50

127. Hudon, Paul ("Partner's in Progress" by Thomas W. Leavitt), THE VALLEY & ITS PEOPLES: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE LOWER MERRIMACK - [MASSACHUSETTS], Windsor Publications, Inc., Woodland Hills, CA, (1982), B&W and color illustrations, 189pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0897810473 A history of the Merrimack Valley within Massachusetts, beginning with its originally inhabitants and tracing the evolution of such modern-day communities as Newburyport, Haverhill, Amesbury, Andover, Lowell, and Lawrence. First published in 1982 in hardcover with the same ISBN., (Order No: 55710 ), $10.00

128. Hugo-Brunt, Michael -- with: Werner, Constance; Meeker, Robert; Evans, Donald; Brennecke, Patricia, AN HISTORICAL SURVEY OF THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF NANTUCKET: A BRIEF NARRATIVE HISTORY AND DOCUMENTARY SOURCE MATERIAL, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1969, 384pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 62519 ), $45.00

129. Huntington, James Lincoln, FORTY ACRES: THE STORY OF THE BISHOP HUNTINGTON HOUSE, Hastings House, Publishers, New York, (1949), photos by Samuel Chamberlain, 68pp, good w/lightly edgeworn dustjacket (hardcover) owner inscription, Story of the Porter-Phelps-Huntington House built in Hadley, Massachusetts in 1752, and remaining in the same family for ten generations. Wonderful Chamberlain photos of the period interiors., (Order No: 4650 ), $5.00

130. Huntington, Gale, AN INTRODUCTION TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND A GUIDED TOUR OF THE ISLAND, Dukes County Historical Soc., Edgartown, MA, (1985) 4th ptg, B&W ill., B&W map, 133pp, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 31702 ), $5.00

131. Huse, Donna (editor), SPINNER: PEOPLE AND CULTURE IN SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS - VOLUME III, Spinner Publications, n.p., 1984, B&W illustrations, 184pp, ads, very good, wraps (softcover) light rubbing to covers, (Order No: 57914 ), $12.50

132. Hyde, C. M.; and Hyde, Alexander, LEE. THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. AND CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF LEE, MASS. -- [LEE, MASSACHUSETTS], The Clearwater Publishers, Moscow, ID, orig pub 1878, 352pp, very good++, green cloth (hardcover), A quality hardcover reprint., (Order No: 61305 ), $25.00

133. Ingram, Elizabeth Frances, THE LUCIUS BEEBE MEMORIAL LIBRARY: AN HISTORICAL SKETCH [WAKEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS], Trustees of the Library, Wakefield, MA, 1925, B&W illustrations, 40pp, very good, tan cloth spine, blue boards (hardcover), (Order No: 60086 ), $25.00

134. James, Sydney V. (edited by) (intro by Samuel Eliot Morison; letters by John Pory, Emmanuel Altham, and Isaack de Rasieres), THREE VISITORS TO EARLY PLYMOUTH: LETTERS ABOUT THE PILGRIM SETTLEMENT IN NEW ENGLAND DURING ITS FIRST SEVEN YEARS, Plimoth Plantation, Inc., n.p., (1963), B&W frontis, 84pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), These three accounts--one by a gentleman from Virginia, one by an Englishman straight from England, and the other by a Dutchman from New Amsterdam--are brought together so we can see how the Pilgrims and New Plymouth appeared to visitors who shared neither their particular beliefs nor their intention to live in New England., (Order No: 46967 ), $10.00

135. Janes, Edward C. and Scott, Roscoe S. (edited by), WESTFIELD MASSACHUSETTS, 1669-1969: THE FIRST THREE HUNDRED YEARS, Westfield TriCentennial Assn, Westfield, MA, (1968), B&W illustrations, 476pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), Thirty-one local authors record Westfield's history on the eve of its 300th Anniversary., (Order No: 44919 ), $17.50

136. Jarvis, Edward (edited by Sarah Chapin), TRADITIONS AND REMINISCENCES OF CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS 1779-1878, University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, (1993), B&W illustrations, 255pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870238493 A statistician and pioneer in the treatment of the mentally ill, Edward Jarvis (1803-1884) decided late in life to records his recollections of Concord, Massachusetts, the town in which he was raised. In an encyclopedia but intimate style, this book provides an astonishinly detailed account of life in early nineteenth-century Concord., (Order No: 8184 ), $15.00

137. Johnson, Clifton, HISTORIC HAMPSHIRE IN THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY - [PIONEER VALLEY MASSACHUSETTS], Milton Bradley Company, Springfield, MA, (1932), B&W illustrations, 406pp, good+, faded light green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, "Happenings in a charming old New England county from the time of the dinosaur down to about 1900." History, town by town, of the county and towns of Hampshire County, Massachusetts on both sides of the Connecticut River., (Order No: 56922 ), $15.00

138. Johnson, Donald Blake, UPTON'S HERITAGE: THE HISTORY OF A MASSACHUSETTS TOWN, Phoenix Publishing, Canaan, NH, (1984), B&W illustrations, 267pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) map envelope stuck to page219, ISBN 0914659081 With original envelope containing three maps laid in., (Order No: 36910 ), $30.00

139. Joslyn, Roger D. (compiled and edited by), VITAL RECORDS OF CHARLESTOWN MASSACHUSETTS TO THE YEAR 1850: VOLUME I, AND VOLUME II PARTS 1 & 2 - THREE VOLUME SET COMPLETE, NE Historic Genealogical Soc, Boston, MA, fine, tan cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0880820098 Volume I, 1984, 919pp; ISBN 0880820454 Volume II, Part 1, and Part 2, 1995, 1230pp., (Order No: 49389 ), $100.00

140. Judd, Sylvester, (introduction by George Sheldon) (FAMILY GENEALOGIES by Lucius M. Boltwood), THE HISTORY OF HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS INCLUDING THE EARLY HISTORY OF HATFIELD, SOUTH HADLEY AMHERST AND GRANBY, New Hampshire Publishing Co., Somersworth, NH, 1976, 504pp, 205pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0912274573 First published in 1905. The history is followed by GENEALOGIES OF HADLEY FAMILIES EMBRACING THE EARLY SETTLERS OF THE TOWNS OF HATFIELD, SOUTH HADLEY, AMHERST AND GRANBY., (Order No: 61208 ), $45.00

141. Kamp, Barton, WORCESTER II - IMAGES OF AMERICA [WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS], Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, (1998), B&W illustrations, 128pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0752409808, (Order No: 58558 ), $17.50

142. Kane, Tom, MY PAMET: CAPE COD CHRONICLE, Moyer Bell Limited, Mount Kisco, NY, (1989) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 472pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0918825911 This is the story of a vanished small-town America. Time: From the era of the horse-drawn "Democrat" wagon to the present. Place: On the Pamet River, Truro, Massachusetts, a small sea-coast town near the tip of Cape Cod., (Order No: 22693 ), $8.50

143. Kay, Jane Holtz, LOST BOSTON, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, (1980) 3rd ptg, B&W illustrations, 304pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0395321336 "A visual feast, an eloquent appeal for the presentation of an architectural heritage, and an eminently readable history of a remarkable city's physical development.", (Order No: 56965 ), $6.00

144. Kellogg, Lucy Cutler and Severance, Charles Sidney, HISTORY OF GREENFIELD 1900-1929 AND HISTORY OF GREENFIELD 1930-1953 [HISTORY OF GREENFIELD MASSACHUSETTS], Town of Greenfield, Greenfield, MA, B&W illustrations, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Two Volumes offered together: Kellogg, Lucy Cutler, HISTORY OF GREENFIELD 1900-1929: BEING VOLUME III OF THE TOWN'S HISTORY, 1931, p1309-p1938; and Severence, Charles Sidney, HISTORY OF GREENFIELD 1930-1953: BEING THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY AS WELL AS THE FOURTH VOLUME OF THE TOWN'S HISTORY, 1954, p1939-p2490. These two volumes have always been together as a set., (Order No: 57838 ), $150.00

145. Kent, Josiah Coleman (introduction by Dr. Josiah M. Stanley), NORTHBOROUGH HISTORY - NORTHBOROUGH, MASSACHUSSETTS, Garden City Press, Inc., Newton, MA, 1921, B&W illustrations, 529pp, good, maroon cloth (hardcover) nice clean and tight copy, Complete history of the town, and "this volume came into being as a result of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Northborough, Mass., which was held August 16 and 17, 1916.", (Order No: 45727 ), $125.00

146. Kileski, Frederic Greenhalge (et al), MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - ANCESTRAL RECORDS AND ROLL OF MEMBERSHIP 1931-1936, Published by the Society, 1937, B&W illustrations, 144pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover), with Officers and Boards of Managers, Charter, Constitution and By-Laws., (Order No: 62203 ), $20.00

147. Kingsbury, J. D., MEMORIAL HISTORY OF BRADFORD, MASS [BRADFORD, MASSACHUSETTS], C. C. Morse & Son, Haverhill, Mass, 1883 1st ed, 192pp, good+, 3/4 leather (hardcover), "Including Addresses Delivered at the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the First Church of Bradford, December 27, 1882.", (Order No: 58455 ), $40.00

148. Kittredge, Henry C. (with a Post-Epilogue, 1930-1968 by John Hay), CAPE COD: ITS PEOPLE AND THEIR HISTORY - SECOND EDITION, Parnassus Imprints, Inc., Orleans, MA, 1968 2nd ed, B&W illustrations, 344pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0940160358 Originally published in 1930, this volume tells the history of one of America's best-known playgrounds. Kittredge fused town records, contemporary pamphlets, manuscript letters, and local newspapers, as well as town and county histories into a fascinating chronicle colored with anecdote, shrewd Yankee comment, and analysis of Cape characteristics., (Order No: 41563 ), $5.00

149. Knights, Peter R., YANKEE DESTINIES: THE LIVES OF ORDINARY NINETEENTH-CENTURY BOSTONIANS, Univ. of North Carolina Pr., Chapel Hill, NC, (1991) 1st ptg, B&W maps, 281pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807819697 Reconstructs important milestones in the lives of 2,808 white, native-born men who resided in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1860 or 1870., (Order No: 37892 ), $12.50

150. Knights, Peter R., THE PLAIN PEOPLE OF BOSTON, 1830-1860: A STUDY IN CITY GROWTH, Oxford University Press, New York, 1971, 204pp, good++, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 47817 ), $4.50

151. Koenig, Peter L., FALMOUTH: A VISUAL LEGACY - A TIMELESS SPIRIT - [FALMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS], Teaticket Art Press, Cape Cod, MA, 1987, B&W and color illustrations, 91pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60228 ), $8.00

152. Krensky, Stephen, WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?: FOUR CENTURIES OF INNOVATION IN BOSTON, Charlesbridge, Watertown, MA, (2008), B&W and color illustrations, 64pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 9781580893107 "Since the first beginnings of the city in 1630, Boston has been a hub of new ideas that have led America and the world in many new directions.", (Order No: 59028 ), $10.00

153. La Fontana, John O. (Roz) (Chairman, Bicentennial Book Committee), GREAT BARRINGTON BI-CENTENNIAL 1761-1961 - GREAT BARRINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, published by the committee, Great Barrington, MA, 1961, B&W illustrations, 400pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover), Packed with data on the town and photos and more photos of people, organizations and places throughout the town., (Order No: 42979 ), $125.00

154. Labaree, Benjamin W. (managing editor), ESSEX INSTITUTE HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS - VOL. XCIV, NO. 1 - JANUARY, 1958, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1958, 78pp, good+, wraps (softcover), Contents include: The Crowninshields of Salem, 1800-1808; Justice Curtis and the Dred Scott Case; John Adams, Elbridge Gerry, and the Origins of the XYZ Affair; The Forgotten Link, Newburyport's James Parton; and, General John Glover: Legend and Fact., (Order No: 53525 ), $15.00

155. Labaree, Benjamin W. (managing editor), ESSEX INSTITUTE HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS - VOL. XCIV, NO. 2 - APRIL, 1958 - ISSUED QUARTERLY, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1958, p79-p167, good+, wraps (softcover), Contents include: The Crowinshields of Salem; Beverly's Seacoast Defences During the Revolutionary War; The Garden Project of the First Church, Salem, Massachusetts, 1955-1956-1957; Pepper Wife; and, We Talked with Whittier., (Order No: 53526 ), $15.00

156. Labaree, Benjaming W. (managing editor), ESSEX INSTITUTE HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS - VOL. XCIV, NO. 3 - JULY, 1958 - ISSUED QUARTERLY -- SPECIAL HAWTHORNE ISSUE, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1958, p169-p308, good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 53527 ), $20.00

157. Labaree, Benjamin W. (managing editor), ESSEX INSTITUTE HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS - VOL. XCIV - NO. 4 - OCTOBER, 1958 -- ISSUED QUARTERLY, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1958, p309-p403, good+, wraps (softcover), Contents include: Timothy Pickering's "Portrait" of Thomas Jefferson; Painted Wall Paper in the Lindall-Barnard Andrews House; Rufus Choate: A Case Study in Old Whiggery; and, Jacob Kimball: A Pioneer American Musician. Includes index to Volume XCIV., (Order No: 53528 ), $15.00

158. Lang, J. Christopher and Stout, Kate, BUILDING WITH NANTUCKET IN MIND: GUIDELINES FOR PROTECTING THE HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE OF NANTUCKET ISLAND, Nantucket Hist. Dist. Comm., Nantucket, MA, (1995), B&W illustrations, 184pp, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 62498 ), $40.00

159. Lapham, Alice Gertrude, THE OLD PLANTERS OF BEVERLY IN MASSACHUSETTS AND THE THOUSAND ACRE GRANT OF 1635, Beverly Historical Society, Beverly, MA, 1930 1st ed, B&W ill., fold-out map, 133pp, very good, maroon cloth (hardcover) faint corner bumps, (Order No: 59767 ), $37.50

160. Lawrence, Van Courtland (et al), MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - ROLL OF MEMBERSHIP WITH ANCESTRAL RECORDS -- 1923, Published by the Society, 1923, 223pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover), Proceedings of the Society and Board of Managers, Charter, Constitution and By-Laws., (Order No: 62201 ), $20.00

161. Leahy, Christopher; Mitchell, John Hanson; and, Conuel, Thomas, THE NATURE OF MASSACHUSETTS, Addison-Wesley Publishing, Reading, MA, (1996) 1st ptg, ill. by Lars Jonsson, 226pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0201409690 One of the world's greatest painters of nature and three leading natural history writers have collaborated to offer this spectacular introduction to the natural habitats of Massachusetts., (Order No: 18889 ), $15.00

162. Leonard, Henry C., PIGEON COVE AND VICINITY - (CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS), F. A. Searle, Boston, MA, 1873, B&W illustrations, 193pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover) wear top/bottom of spine, edgewear, A nice history of Pigeon Cove and the area on Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Includes mention of the railroads to the summer resorts in the area, the birds, flowers, minerals, etc., (Order No: 51693 ), $60.00

163. Lincoln, Leo L. and Drickamer, Lee C., POSTAL HISTORY OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY MASSACHUSETTS 1790-1981, published by the authors, Williamstown, MA, (1982), B&W illustrations, 176pp, very good, wraps (softcover) signed by the authors, (Order No: 61029 ), $40.00

164. Little, Eliza Adams; and, Ilsley, Lucretia Little (editors); Bailey, Marion; Colman, Harriot; et al (contributors), THE FIRST PARISH NEWBURY, MASSACHUSETTS 1635 - 1935, News Publishing Co., Inc., Newburyport, MA, 1935, B&W illustrations, 104pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover) owner's inscription, Written to provide the members of the parish an appreciation of three hundred years of community life and worship, and to preserve the hitherto scattered records and traditions., (Order No: 49830 ), $45.00

165. Lockwood, Allison McCrillis, TOUCHED WITH FIRE: AN AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN WORLD WAR II, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA, (1993), B&W illustrations, 193pp, very good, wraps (softcover) inscribed by the author & owner, This volume shows how the Second World War affected a single American community, Northampton, Massachusetts., (Order No: 44288 ), $30.00

166. Lockwood, Allison McCrillis, NO ORDINARY MAN, JUDGE FORBES AND HIS LIBRARY: FORBES LIBRARY, 1894-1994, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA, (1994), B&W illustrations, 118pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0961805242 A permanent memorial to the judge., (Order No: 45570 ), $20.00

167. Lombardo, Daniel, TALES OF AMHERST: A LOOK BACK, The Jones Library, Inc., Amherst, MA, 1986, B&W illustrations, 137pp, fine, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 58085 ), $15.00

168. Lord, Priscilla Sawyer; and, Gamage, Virginia Clegg (warmly inscribed by), MARBLEHEAD: THE SPIRIT OF '76 LIVES HERE, Chilton Book Company, Philadelphia, PA, (1972) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 395pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by Gamage, ISBN 0801955963 Marblehead is a town in love with liberty and rugged individualism., (Order No: 55399 ), $20.00

169. Lovell, Russell A. (bibliography prepared by Ralph M. Titcomb), THE CAPE COD STORY OF THORNTON W. BURGESS - WITH AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BURGESS' BOOKS PREPARED BY RALPH M. TITCOMB, Thornton W. Burgess Society, (1987) 3rd prg, B&W illustrations, 104pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 088492002X, (Order No: 62033 ), $10.00

170. Lowe, Alice A. (compiled by), NAUSET ON CAPE COD: A HISTORY OF EASTHAM - [EASTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS], Eastham Historical Society, Eastham, MA, (1968) 4th ed, B&W illustrations, 156pp, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 59992 ), $25.00

171. Ludlum, Stuart D. (compiled, edited, and annotated by), EXPLORING CAPE COD: MONOMOY, SMALL CRAFT MANIA 100 YEARS AGO - NANTUCKET MARTHA'S VINEYARD 100 YEARS AGO CHEAP YACHTING-WHALING, Brodock & Ludlum Publication, Utica, NY, (1973), sepia toned illustrations, 32pp & 32pp, very good, wraps (softcover), A collection of 19th century articles., (Order No: 56664 ), $12.50

172. Manning, Joe (foreword by Maynard Seider), STEEPLES: SKETCHES OF NORTH ADAMS [MASSACHUSETTS], Flatiron Press, Torrington, CT, (1997), 249pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0965868494, (Order No: 62381 ), $5.00

173. Marshall, Cyril Leek, THE MAYFLOWER DESTINY: A MODERN CURATOR'S LOOK AT HOW THE PILGRIMS LIVED AND WORKED IN AMERICA, Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, PA, (1975), B&W illustrations, 191pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0811709981 This is the fully illustrated story of that voyage, the events that prompted it, the conditions the Pilgrims found in their new land, and how they made the best of them., (Order No: 43652 ), $15.00

174. Martin, Roger, ROCKPORT REMEMBERED: AN ORAL HISTORY -- [ROCKPORT, MASSACHUSETTS], The Curious Traveller Press, Gloucester, MA, (1997), B&W illustrations, 152pp, very good, wraps (softcover) faint dampstain few rear pages, ISBN 0962566055, (Order No: 60498 ), $15.00

175. Massachusetts Historical Society, PROCEEDINGS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY - VOLUME 107 (1995) - VOLUME CVII - 1995, Northeastern University Pres, Boston, 1996, 233pp, fine, brown cloth (hardcover), Contents partially includes: Harvard Student Rebellion of 1969; Henry Adams and the Rise and Fall of the Luminiferous Ether; The Society of the Cincinnati and the Limits of Fraternal Sociability, Osgood Carleton, Mathematical Practicioner of Boston; and more., (Order No: 45229 ), $20.00

176. Massachusetts Historical Commission State Survey Team, HISTORIC AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS - A FRAMEWORK FOR PRESERVATION DECISIONS, Massachusetts Hist. Comm., Boston, MA, 1985, maps, 434pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Contents include: Topographic Overview; Prehistoric Overview; Settlement and Social Development; Architectural Development; Economic Development; Management Recommendations., (Order No: 47058 ), $40.00

177. McAdam, Roger Williams, PRISCILLA OF FALL RIVER, Stephen Daye Press, New York, (1956) new ed, B&W illustrations, 224pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, First published in 1947. The Priscilla, which made its first voyage on June 25, 1894, was the acknowledged queen of the great ships of the Fall River Line which operated from Fall River, MA to New York., (Order No: 5730 ), $10.00

178. McCauley, Francis X., QUINCY, MASSACHUSETTS: A POLITICAL HISTORY 1889-2000, published by the author, n.p., (2000) 1st ptg, 353pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 0897254112, (Order No: 60188 ), $14.50

179. McCue, James Westaway, JOE LINCOLN OF CAPE COD, The Cape Cod Publishers, Silver Lake P.O., MA, 1949, B&W photographs, 76pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, "Joseph Lincoln was not only a novelist of wide reputation, but he was also a public benefactor. His success had in it something heartening and corrective. In the midst of work which appeals to the base and cynical in human life (American city life) his clean, wholesome, humorous stories of Cape Cod Sea Captains and their neighbors gave evidence of the fact that there was a huge public for decent, homely fiction. ...", (Order No: 23826 ), $35.00

180. McFarland, Philip, A HISTORY OF CONCORD ACADEMY: THE FIRST HALF-CENTURY - [CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS], Concord Academy, Concord, MA, 1986, B&W illustrations, 319pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) author inscribed, "This is a history of a private school in Concord, Massachusetts, founded in 1919, incorporated in 1922.", (Order No: 59798 ), $14.50

181. McGowan, Susan and Miller, Amelia F., FAMILY & LANDSCAPE: DEERFIELD HOMELOTS FROM 1671 -- [DEERFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS], Pocumtuck Valley Memorial A., Deerfield, MA, (1996), B&W illustrations, 224pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1882374010, (Order No: 61968 ), $35.00

182. McGuire, John (photography by Henry Peach), BASKETRY: THE NANTUCKET TRADITION - HISTORY, TECHNIQUES, PROJECTS, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, (1990), B&W and color illustrations, 128pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 093727450X Author introduces the people who have given Nantucket its distinctive character: Indians and sheepherders, Quakers and whalers. And he explains exactly why the Nantucket lightship basket took the distinctive form it did. Then with more than 200 step-by-step photoes, and with clean precise instructions, the author explains how to create a variety of elegant Nantucket baskets, including both round and oval shapes., (Order No: 55112 ), $70.00

183. 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

184. Meader, J. W., THE MERRIMACK RIVER; ITS SOURCE AND ITS TRIBUTARIES, B. B. Russell, Boston, MA, 1869 1st ed, folding map has tear on side, 307pp, good++, green cloth (hardcover) nice clean and tight copy, "Embracing A History of Manufactures, and of the Towns Along its Course; Their Geography, Topography, and Products, with a Description of the Magnificnet Natural Scenery About its Upper Waters.", (Order No: 61536 ), $40.00

185. Melrose Historical Society, LOOKING BACK AT MELROSE: ITS PEOPLE, PLACES, AND PASTIMES -- [MELROSE, MASSACHUSETTS], Melrose Historical Society, Melrose, MA, (1985), B&W illustrations, 87pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) owner's name, ISBN 0961545127, (Order No: 60827 ), $20.00

186. Meras, Phyllis, FIRST SPRING: A MARTHA'S VINEYARD JOURNAL, The Chatham Press, Inc., Riverside, CT, (1972) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 143pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0856990426 A personal journal of a city dweller's first year in the country, a critical, poetic report on the condition of an island and its people, and a joyful almanac of lore on eels and lobstering, sea birds and beach plums., (Order No: 12910 ), $5.00

187. Merrick, Charles L. (general editor), HISTORY OF WILBRAHAM U.S.A.: BICENTENNIAL EDITION, 1763-1963 - WILBRAHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, Charles L. Merrick, n.p., (1964), color frontis, B&W ill., 311pp, very good+, pictorial boards (hardcover), Contents include: The Early Years and Growth; The Churches; Agriculture; Business and Professions; Town Government; Highways; Transportation; Public Schools; Private Schools; Libraries; Concerning Houses; Communications and Utilities; Catastrophes and Tragedies; Military Companies; Cemeteries; Pastimes and Projects; Some People; Miscellany; The Bicentennial Celebration; Appendix., (Order No: 41770 ), $25.00

188. Miles, Dorothy, THE WIZARD OF ORNE HILL: AND OTHER TALES OF OLD MARBLEHEAD [MARBLEHEAD, MASSACHUSETTS], n.d., illustrated by Jan Sterling, 95pp, very good++, green cloth (hardcover), "These tales are all based on real characters and actual events from the early history of the town of Marblehead. During my childhood they were passed on to me orally, in a much simpler form, by members of my family. But the oral tradition has been lost in the vast societal changes of the past few years. My purpose, therefore, in writing THE WIZARD OF ORNE HILL AND OTHER TALES OF OLD MARBLEHEAD was to collect these historical figures in one volume and by giving them appropriate characterization and dialogue to bring them to life for present and future generations of readers.", (Order No: 54546 ), $20.00

189. Miller, John and Smith, Tim (edited by), CAPE COD STORIES: TALES FROM CAPE COD, NANTUCKET, AND MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, (1996), 207pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0811810801, (Order No: 62526 ), $5.00

190. Moore, Barbara W., and Weesner, Gail (interior photographs by Southie Burgin), BACK BAY - A LIVING PORTRAIT, Century Hill Press, Boston, MA, (1995), color illustrations, 144pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0963207733 In this richly illustrated book, the author recount the fascinating saga of the man-made piece of real estate, tracing its development from desolate swampland to the seat of High Victorian respectablily. Included is a tour of the modern neighborhood, and a street by stret survey of many of the district's most intriguing places., (Order No: 43109 ), $20.00

191. Morse, Charles A., WARWICK, MASSACHUSETTS: BIOGRAPHY OF A TOWN 1763-1963, Dresser, Chapman & Grimes, Cambridge, MA, (1963), 251pp, fine, black cloth (hardcover) signed by the author, (Order No: 62020 ), $40.00

192. Mumford, Lewis and Whitehill, Walter Muir (essays by), BACK BAY BOSTON: THE CITY AS A WORK OF ART, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, (1969), B&W and color ill., 151pp, good, wraps (softcover), This publication accompanies the three part exhibition. The first part, The Significance of Back Bay Boston, is an historical overview. The second part, Back Bay Patrons, discusses some of the Bostonians who moved into the Back Bay. The final part, Artists of the City, describes ten individuals--architects, artists, sculptors, and landscape architects--whose talents have been devoted to making the Back Bay a work of art., (Order No: 33423 ), $15.00

193. Murphy, Owen J., "THERE WERE GIANTS IN THOSE DAYS!" GLIMPSES OF ROMAN CATHOLIC HISTORY IN CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS, Diocese of Worcester, Worcester, MA, (2000), color illustrations, 160pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 2746801922 A history of the diocese and its renewal spurred by the momentous General Church Council of the 1960s, and the challenges posed by the coming Third Millennium of Christianity., (Order No: 50164 ), $20.00

194. Murray, Barbara T. (editor), HISTORICAL ALBUM OF SOUTHBRIDGE, COUNTY OF WORCESTER, COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 1816-1966, Rotary Club of Southbridge, Southbridge, MA, 1966, B&W illustrations, 140pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Album of the Sesquicentennial Celebration May 20-29, 1966., (Order No: 57725 ), $15.00

195. Nason, Elias (The Rev.); Varney, George J. (revised and enlarged by), A GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS, B. B. Russell, Boston, MA, 1874, B&W illustrations, map, 576pp, good, decorated brown cloth (hardcover) fade and wear to spine, "The design of this work is to present in alphabetical order a clean and concise topographical description, together with a brief historical and statistical notice, of the several counties, cities, towns and villages of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." A nice clean and tight copy with a nice fold-out map., (Order No: 43325 ), $40.00

196. Nason, Elias, A HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF DUNSTABLE, MASSACHUSETTS, FROM ITS EARLIEST SETTLEMENT TO THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1873, orig pub 1877, 316pp, good+, wraps (softcover), Reprinted in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the town., (Order No: 58464 ), $30.00

197. Nelson, Liz, CONCORD: STORIES TO BE TOLD - A MASSACHUSETTS TOWN MEMOIR, Commonwealth Editions, Beverly, MA, (2002), ill. by Amy Bishop, 150pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1889833312, (Order No: 61239 ), $6.00

198. Newhall, James R.; Oldpath, Obadiah (new edition by), LIN: OR, NOTABLE PEOPLE AND NOTABLE THINGS IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF LYNN, THE THIRD PLANTATION OF MASSACHUSETTS COLONY, George C. Herbert Bookstore, Lynn, MA, (1890) 2nd ed, B&W illustrations, 500pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) small rub line on spine, First published in 1879., (Order No: 44973 ), $85.00

199. Noble, Richard E. (inscribed by the author), FENCES OF STONE - A HISTORY OF SOUTHBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, Peter E. Randall Publisher, Portsmouth, NH, (1990), 419pp, very good+, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket as published, (Order No: 57837 ), $55.00

200. Norton, Henry Franklin, MARTHA'S VINEYARD: HISTORICAL, LEGENDARY, SCENIC - THE STORY OF ITS TOWNS - [HISTORY - LEGENDS - STORIES ILLUSTRATED], Oak Bluffs Homemakers Club, Oak Bluffs, MA, 1979, B&W illustrations, 94pp, fine, wraps (softcover), Originally published in 1923., (Order No: 61787 ), $6.50

201. O'Connell, Shaun, IMAGINING BOSTON - A LITERARY LANDSCAPE, Beacon Press, Boston, MA, (1990) 2nd ptg, 405pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807051020, (Order No: 56466 ), $5.00

202. O'Connor, Thomas H., SOUTH BOSTON: MY HOME TOWN - THE HISTORY OF AN ETHNIC NEIGHBORHOOD, Quinlan Press, Boston, MA, (1988), B&W illustrations, 259pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1557701016 Professor O'Connor has written a comprehensive history of South Boston, a distinctive neighborhood that has survived with little change since the early days of immigrant Irish families and old-time political bosses., (Order No: 50687 ), $20.00

203. O'Connor, James P. (edited by), WILLIAMSBURG, MASSACHUSETTS 1771- 1971: COMMEMORATING THE FIRST TWO HUNDRED YEARS [FACT AND FABLE: HAYDENVILLE-WILLIAMSBURG], Gazette Printing Co., Northampton, MA, 1971, B&W illustrations, 164pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 59993 ), $30.00

204. Oakes, Donald T. (editor); Lincoln, Edwin Hall (photographs) (printed from the original glass plate and film by Walter Scott), A PRIDE OF PALACES: LENOX SUMMER COTTAGES 1883-1933 - SIXTY PHOTOGRAPHS BY EDWIN HALE LINCOLN 1848-1939 [LENOX MASSACHUSETTS, Lenox Library Association, Lenox, MA, (1981), B&W illustrations, 83pp, good, wraps (softcover) WEAR TOP/BOTTOM OF SPINE AND CORNERS, ISBN 0937814016, (Order No: 62440 ), $20.00

205. Owens, Carole, THE BERKSHIRE COTTAGES: A VANISHING ERA, Cottage Press, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (1984), B&W and color ill., 240pp, good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0918343003 "I wrote this book for the simple reason that I wanted to read it," says the author. Her book offers the traveler to the Berkshire Hills the unique opportunity to stand in two centuries at once., (Order No: 34486 ), $14.50

206. Palme, Arthur, THE BERKSHIRES: THROUGH THE CAMERA OF ARTHUR PALME, Palme-Grove Publishing Co., Pittsfield, MA, (1951) 1st ptg, B&W photographs, 1 map, unpaginated, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), This is the story of The Berkshires, told in picture form through the photographic genius of Arthur Palme., (Order No: 15607 ), $7.50

207. Parker, Francis J., THE STORY OF THE THIRTY-SECOND REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY, C. W. Calkins & Co., Publ., Boston, MA, 1880, 260pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover) edgewear to cloth, "Whence it Came; Where it Went; What it Saw; and What it Did." Parker's service ended in 1862; but he continued his account through the course of the war; a typical unit history. Nevins, CIVIL WAR BOOKS, Vol. I, page 142., (Order No: 55384 ), $300.00

208. Parker, Margaret Terrell, LOWELL: A STUDY OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, Kennikat Press, Port Washington, NY, (1970), B&W illustrations, 238pp, very good++, gray cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0804613737 First published in 1940. CONTENTS INCLUDE: AN OLD CITY AND A MODERN PROBLEM; LOWELL TODAY; THE EVOLUTION OF THE PATTERN; FACTORS IN INDUSTRIAL RISE AND DECLINE; FUTURE POSSIBILITIES., (Order No: 47638 ), $75.00

209. Parkhurst, Winnifrid Chadwick and Perley, Barbara Carolyn, UPDATED DWELLINGS OF BOXFORD - BOXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, published by the authors, Boxford, MA, (1977), B&W illustrations, 214pp, good+, maroon cloth (hardcover), "The purpose of this book is to aid in the identification of houses in Boxford built prior to 1893 which are in existence in 1976 and houses more recently builton old sites.", (Order No: 47453 ), $25.00

210. Parkhurst, George Adams, NIGHTS AT THE ROUND TABLE: WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF 20 EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE OF CHELMSFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, George Adams Parkhurst, North Chelmsford, MA, (1998), B&W illustrations, 207pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 0966875605 This volume is about a fictitious group that meets on Monday nights at the Radisson Hotel to discuss local history--the history of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Although the members of the group are fictitious, including The Doctor, The Historian, The Curator, The Professor, The Librarian, and The Innkeeper, the biographical sketches are not., (Order No: 54428 ), $25.00

211. Parsons, James M., NORTHAMPTON - IMAGES OF AMERICA [NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS], Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, (1996), B&W illustrations, 128pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0738546437, (Order No: 57944 ), $15.00

212. Pearson, Henry Greenleaf, RICHARD COCKBURN MACLAURIN: PRESIDENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 1909-1920, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1937 1st ptg, 12 B&W illustrations, 302pp, good, red cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 14922 ), $5.00

213. Pierson, Karen M., A TALE OF TWO WORCESTERS: PATHS TO PROSPERITY IN WORCESTER, ENGLAND & WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, Logaston Press, Herefordshire, UK, 1998, B&W illustrations, 266pp, very good, wraps (softcover) owner's inscription, ISBN 1873827202 "This book is a true and faithful celebration of the links between people at all levels in two cities, of the shared experiences, of the tribulations of the past and the genuine optimism for the future.", (Order No: 59606 ), $10.00

214. Pinkney, Helen R., CHRISTOPHER GORE: FEDERALIST OF MASSACHUSETTS 1758-1827, Gore Place Society, Waltham, MA, (1999) 2nd ptg, 180pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), First published in 1969. Through speculation Gore acquired great wealth and built a country house that is one of America's finest examples of Federalist architecture, and from the ratification of the federal Constitution until the beginning of the Era of Good Feelings, he applied his talents to shaping the policies of the Federalist party in Massachusetts., (Order No: 54024 ), $12.50

215. Pratt, Frank Wright (a new foreword by David R. Proper), BOYHOOD MEMORIES OF OLD DEERFIELD: A FACSMILE OF THE 1936 EDITION, Anne M. Pratt, Brookline, MA, 1972, B&W illustrations, 308pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), These real-life experiences, boyhood antics and pranks, set against the background of one of New England's most historic villages, are a chronicle of life in a simpler, less complex age., (Order No: 40238 ), $10.00

216. Pressey, Edward Pearson; Clapp, Robert P. (introduction by), HISTORY OF MONTAGUE, A TYPICAL PURITAN TOWN [MONTAGUE, MASSACHUSETTS], Montague Historical Society, Montague, MA, (1987), B&W illustrations, 264pp, fine, maroon cloth (hardcover), First published in 1910. This edition limited to 500 copies. "Including Short Hand Notes of Conversations with the Oldest Inhabitants, A.D. 1895, By Mr. Clapp & History of the Gunn Family by Mrs. Lyman O. Gunn.", (Order No: 47448 ), $45.00

217. 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

218. Pringle, James R., HISTORY OF THE TOWN AND CITY OF GLOUCESTER, CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS - PRINGLE'S HISTORY OF GLOUCESTER: INDEXED EDITION, City of Gloucester Archives, Gloucester, MA, 1997, 340pp, good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0938459104 Quality reprint of the 1892 edition., (Order No: 60663 ), $25.00

219. Proehl, Stephen (introduction by Norton H. Nickerson), OVER CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1979 1st ptg, color ill., B&W maps, 139pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0385279372 The author offers a totally new view of the Cape from the air of its shoreline, interiors, and outlying islands., (Order No: 29016 ), $7.50

220. Prospect Union Association of Cambridge (compiled by), RECREATION IN AND ABOUT BOSTON - A HANDBOOK OF OPPORTUNITIES, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1930, B&W illustrations, 220pp, good, green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 51189 ), $10.00

221. Rand, Frank Prentice, THE VILLAGE OF AMHERST, A LANDMARK OF LIGHT - AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS, The Amherst Historical Soc., Amherst, MA, 1958, B&W illustrations, 337pp, very good, maroon cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Part One: Colonialism, and Thereform--A College; Part Two: Industry, and Therefrom--Another College; Part Three: Violence, and Thereform--Order; Part Four: Nature, and Thereform--Science; Part Five: Creativeness, and Thereform--Beauty; Part Six: Aspiring Enterprise, and Thereform--Enlightenment; Village, Vale; Appendix., (Order No: 43671 ), $9.50

222. Rand, Frank Prentice, HEART O' TOWN, privately printed, Amherst, MA, 1945, ill. by Frank Prentice Rand, 148pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover), Poetry about Amherst, Massachusetts, the college, and Emily Dickinson., (Order No: 23276 ), $5.00

223. Randall, Ruth Kimball, MALDEN: FROM PRIMITIVE PAST TO PROGRESSIVE PRESENT - MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS, Phoenix Publishing, Canaan, NH, (1975), B&W illustrations, 167pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0914016156 Published in recognition of Malden's 350th Anniversary., (Order No: 47576 ), $30.00

224. Raymond, Samuel (compiled by), THE RECORD OF ANDOVER DURING THE REBELLION - MEMORIAL VOLUME - ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS, Warren F. Draper, Printer, Andover, MA, 1875, 232pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover) wear to spines and board edges, This record includes: Personal Army Records; lists by regiments with engagements and time periods; bounties paid; and much more., (Order No: 46779 ), $60.00

225. Reid, Gerald F., 150 YEARS - HERITAGE BANK 1834-1984 -- [AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS], The Benjamin Company, Northampton, MA, 1984, B&W illustrations, 94pp, fine, black buckram cloth (hardcover), History of both Amherst and Greenfield, Massachusetts. Contents include: Greenfield's Beginnings; Amherst's Beginnings; Greenfield Into the 20th Century; Amherst in the 20th Century; Greenfield into the 70s; The Banks Merge., (Order No: 58698 ), $30.00

226. Resch, Tyler (revised edition, designed and edited by), BERKSHIRE: THE FIRST THREE HUNDRED YEARS 1976-1976 [BERKSHIRE, MASSACHUSETTS], The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA, 1976, B&W and color illustrations, 163pp, good+, wraps (softcover) FOXING ON COVERS, (Order No: 57671 ), $6.00

227. Resch, Tyler (introduction by George S. Wislocki), BILL TAGUE'S BERKSHIRES - IMAGES OF AMERICA, Arcadia - Tempus Publishing, Gloucestershire, UK, (2003), B&W illustrations, 128pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0738512745 Photographer Bill Tague, who lived on a flank of Mount Greylock Massachusetts, created haunting landscapes and incisive portraits of the residents of his mountains., (Order No: 58102 ), $20.00

228. Rice, Charles B., PROCEEDINGS AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE TWO HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST PARISH AT SALEM VILLAGE, NOW DANVERS, OCT. 8, 1872, Congregational Pub. Society, Boston, MA, 1874, B&W illustrations, 272pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover) some wear to cloth, "...WITH AN HISTORICAL ADDRESS.", (Order No: 60464 ), $35.00

229. Richardson, Laurence Eaton, CONCORD RIVER, Barre Publishers, Barre, MA, 1964, photos of Katharine Knowles, 76pp, very good, decorated green boards (hardcover), (Order No: 54110 ), $4.50

230. Ripley, Emma F., WESTON, A PURITAN TOWN -- [WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS], The Benevolent-Alliance, Weston, MA, 1961, B&W illustrations, 271pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, signed by the author, Miss Ripley has not only traced the story of the First Parish, and of the other churches which came into being in later years, but she has also added immeasurably to the rich lore of Weston through descriptions and histories of many of the old houses., (Order No: 53414 ), $20.00

231. 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

232. Robinson, Thomas J. (Secretary of Committee), 1807-1907, THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INCORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF ARLINGTON MASSACHUSETTS, privately printed, Arlington, MA, 1907, B&W illustrations, 65pp, very good, maroon cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 45960 ), $65.00

233. Roboff, Sari, BOSTON'S LABOR MOVEMENT - AN ORAL HISTORY OF WORK AND UNION ORGANIZING, Boston 200 Corporation, Boston, MA, 1977, B&W illustrations, 72pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 58365 ), $14.50

234. Rodger, Linda M. and Rogeness, Mary S. (edited by), REFLECTIONS OF LONGMEADOW 1783-1983, Phoenix Publishing Company, Canaan, NH, (1983), B&W illustrations, 101pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0914659014 Longmeadow has three claims to fame: It is the only American town with this picturesque and unique name; it was the first town granted a charter by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts after the Revolutionary War; and it remains even today one of the few true picturebook New England towns., (Order No: 36076 ), $15.00

235. Ryder, Alice Austin, LANDS OF SIPPICAN ON BUZZARDS BAY, Sippican Historical Society, Marion, MA, (1975), B&W illustrations, 386pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1934. "The author has combined the charm of a bye-gone day as seen in an old Buzzard's Bay town, with accurate historical data on such interesting stories as that of the MARY CELESTE, and on the local industries of that time, such as the old salt works, the building of whalers, etc., and a later picture of the numerous famous characters who lived in this old town during the last half century.", (Order No: 45002 ), $100.00

236. Ryder, Marion Crowell (in cooperation with the Dennis Historical Society), CAPE COD REMEMBRANCES, William S. Sullwold Publ., Taunton, MA, (1972), 128pp, good, wraps (softcover) owner's inscription, (Order No: 60865 ), $7.00

237. Sammarco, Anthony Mitchell, THE GREAT BOSTON FIRE OF 1872 - IMAGES OF AMERICA SERIES, Arcadia Publishing, Dover, NH, (1997), B&W illustrations, 128pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0752405594 Eventually destroying 775 buildings and causing millions of dollars in damage to the commercial section that we now know as Boston's business district, the Great Boston Fire of 1872 was a spectacular conflagration., (Order No: 57539 ), $15.00

238. Sandrof, Ivan, YESTERDAY'S MASSACHUSETTS - SEEMANN'S HISTORIC STATES SERIES NO. 7, E. A. Seemann Publishing Inc, Miami, FL, (1977), B&W illustrations, 144pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0895300001 "A long look at the history of Massachusetts in words and over 340 pictures and engravings...", (Order No: 56695 ), $20.00

239. Sawtelle, Ithamar B., HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF TOWNSEND, MIDDLESEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS, FROM THE GRANT OF HATHORN'S FARM, 1676-1878, Press of Blanchard & Brown, Fitchberg, MA, 1878 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 455pp, good+, original green cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB w/minimal marks, (Order No: 60789 ), $85.00

240. Schneider, Mark R., BOSTON CONFRONTS JIM CROW 1890-1920, Northeastern University Pr., Boston, MA, (1997) 1st ptg, 262pp, very good++, wraps (softcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 1555532950 This study deepens one's understanding of African-American history as well as the history of Boston., (Order No: 56737 ), $7.50

241. Schultz, Nancy Lusignan, FIRE & ROSES: THE BURNING OF THE CHARLESTOWN CONVENT, 1834, The Free Press, New York, (2000) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 317pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684856859 Schultz brings alive this forgotten moment in the American story, shedding light on one of the darkest incidents of religious persecution to be recorded in the New World., (Order No: 43057 ), $4.00

242. Scott, Henry Edwards (editor), VITAL RECORDS OF WINDSOR MASSACHUSETTS TO THE YEAR 1850, NE Historic Genealogy Soc., Boston, MA, 1917, 153pp, very good, tan cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 48353 ), $35.00

243. Seaburg, Carl; Seaburg, Alan; and, Dahill, Thomas, THE INCREDIBLE DITCH: A BICENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE MIDDLESEX CANAL - [MEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS], The Anne Miniver Press, Medford, MA, 1997, B&W and color illustrations, 138pp, very good w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0962579483 The Middlesex Canal was begun in 1793 and completed in 1803. This work presents an illustrated popular history of the canal during its fifty years of operation., (Order No: 61309 ), $55.00

244. Shattuck, Jeanne Noyes, NUTTINGS LAKE REMEMBERED: A LOOK BACK TO A TIME WHEN LIFE WAS GENTLER, Marshall Jones Company Pub., Francestown, NH, ill. by Carl Kirkpatrick, 105pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0833801996 The author reflects on Nuttings Lake and the surrounding Massachusetts community., (Order No: 50913 ), $25.00

245. Shaw, William E. (edited by William A. Doubleday), HISTORY OF BELCHERTOWN IN THE 18TH CENTURY [BELCHERTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS] HISTORY OF BELCHERTOWN IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, The Newell Press, Amherst, MA, 1968, B&W illustrations, 116pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 61025 ), $50.00

246. Sheffeld, Charles A. (edited by), THE HISTORY OF FLORENCE, MASSACHUSETTS, Published by the Editor, Florence, MA, 1895, B&W illustrations, 250pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover) WEAR TO CORNERS, SPINE, EDGEWEAR, "INCLUDING A COMPLETE ACCOUNT OF THE NORTHAMPTON ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY.", (Order No: 60699 ), $85.00

247. Silvia, Philip T. (edited by), VICTORIAN VISTAS: FALL RIVER, 1865-1885 AS VIEWED THROUGH ITS NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS - [FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS], R. E. Smith Printing Co., Fall River, MA, 1987, B&W illustrations, 471pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 61308 ), $60.00

248. Simmons, James Raymond, THE HISTORIC TREES OF MASSACHUSETTS, Marshall Jones Company, Boston, MA, 1919 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 139pp, good, black cloth spine (hardcover) light corner wear, (Order No: 58718 ), $12.50

249. Simon, Peter (photographs by); Ames, Evelyn; Brustein, Robert; Bryant, Nelson; Buchwald, Art; et al (contributions by), ON THE VINEYARD, Anchor Books / Doubleday, New York, 1980 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 183pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) signed by Peter Simon, ISBN 0385150520 To complement his island studies in ON THE VINEYARD, resident photographer Peter Simon has gathered a selection collection of Island authors, many of them friends, keen observers every one, to tell their stories of Martha's Vineyard., (Order No: 37234 ), $25.00

250. Siracusa, Carl, A MECHANICAL PEOPLE: PERCEPTIONS OF THE INDUSTRIAL ORDER IN MASSACHUSETTS, 1815-1880, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, (1979) 1st ed, 10 B&W tables, 3 figures, 313pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0819550299 This book contributes not only to our understanding of labor and intellectual history, but also--by analyzing the perceptions of industrialization among the molders of public opinion and enactors of legislation--to the literature on modernization in early America., (Order No: 15656 ), $7.50

251. Smith, Captain Sylvanus, FISHERIES OF CAPE ANN - [MASSACHUSETTS], Press of Gloucester Times Co, Gloucester, MA, 1915, B&W illustrations, 131pp, good, black cloth (hardcover) wear to spine and boards, A Collection of Reminiscent Narratives of Fishing and Coasting Trips; Descriptive Stories of "Sandy Bay" and "The Harbor"; also Some Interesting Comment on Fisheries Legislation and Cause of the Decline of the Fisheries; with a Prophetic Glimpse Into the Future., (Order No: 53912 ), $145.00

252. Smith, Charles C., A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOGETHER WITH THE ACT OF INCORPORATION..., Printed for the Society, Boston, MA, 1908, 63pp, good, maroon cloth (hardcover), "...ADDITIONAL ACTS AND BY-LAWS AND A LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEMBERS JANUARY, 1791 - APRIL, 1908.", (Order No: 40164 ), $20.00

253. Smith, Samuel Abbot, WEST CAMBRIDGE 1775 - THIRD EDITION, Arlington Historical Society, Arlington, MA, 1974, 68pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "The dramatic account of the events that took place in Arlington - Menotomy, on the first day of the American Revolution - where more troops were engaged, and more casualties suffered than in Lexington or Concord." A facsimile of the original 1864 edition which was an address presented, and published by Alfred Mudge & Sons., (Order No: 49073 ), $15.00

254. Southborough Historical Society, OLD SOUTHBOROUGH: A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY -- [SOUTHBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS], Southborough Historical Soc., Southborough, MA, 1981, B&W illustrations, 183pp, very good, wraps (softcover) LACKS PAGE 181/182, Hard to tell, but one leaf with page 181/182 has been excised., (Order No: 60896 ), $25.00

255. Spencer, Everett R., A SOCIETY OF PHYSICIANS: AN ACCOUNT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOCIETY 1923-1981, Massachusetts Medical Soc., Boston, MA, 1981, 410pp, index, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, (Order No: 59474 ), $9.50

256. Stackpole, Edouard A. (text and notes by), and Dreyer, Peter H. (photographs by), NANTUCKET IN COLOR - PROFILES OF AMERICA, Hastings House Publishers, New York, (1973), color photographs, 95pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0803850301, (Order No: 18061 ), $7.00

257. Standish, Lemuel W. (editor), THE OLD STOUGHTON MUSICAL SOCIETY - AN HISTORICAL AND INFORMATIVE RECORD OF THE OLDEST CHORAL SOCIETY IN AMERICA, published by the society, Stoughton, MA, 1928, B&W illustrations, 188pp, good, green cloth spine (hardcover) lt. spotting to spine/boards, "Together With Interesting Data of Its Organization, Meetings, Reunions and Outings, and a Complete List of Past and Present Officers and Members.", (Order No: 43697 ), $10.00

258. Stark, James H., STARK'S ANTIQUE VIEWS OF YE TOWNE OF BOSTON, Morse-Purce Co., Boston, MA, (1907), B&W illustrations, 378pp, good, decorated brown cloth (hardcover) edgewear to cloth, First published in 1882. Interesting history filled with facts, figures, B&W illustrations, and fold-out plates. Nice clean and tight copy, albeit with wear to top and bottom of spine and edges of the boards., (Order No: 43030 ), $50.00

259. Stark, James Henry; Thomte, Theodore (edited by); Saltonstall, Leverett (foreword by), JAMES HENRY STARK'S ANTIQUE VIEWS OF BOSTON, Burdette & Company, Inc., Boston, MA, (1967), B&W illustrations, 237pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A reproduction of the 1882 classic., (Order No: 57123 ), $25.00

260. Streeter, William W. and Morris, Daphne H., THE VITAL RECORDS OF CUMMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 1762-1900, William W. Streeter, Cummington, MA, (1979), B&W illustrations, 416pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) old repair to rear hinge, The authors, in this beautifully printed book, have presented the results of years of searching out all records of birth, marriage and death for this area, finding them in the Town Clerk's office, ten churches, fifteen cemeteries and several family records and diaries now deposited in the files of the Cummington Historical Commission., (Order No: 48842 ), $85.00

261. Sullivan, Edmund B.; with, Mushlin, Barry and Colt, Robert E., CAMPAIGNING WITH JAMES MICHAEL CURLEY, Christopher Publishing House, Hanover, MA, (2000), B&W and color illustrations, 80pp, very good, wraps (softcover) small crease first 3/4 pages, ISBN 0815805365 Documents political campaign and related material associated with a truly uncommon, Irish American politician whose antics, achievements, and oratory as congressman, mayor, and governor outraged and amused Bostonians for over half a century., (Order No: 60930 ), $65.00

262. Systematic History Fund, VITAL RECORDS OF ROYALSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, TO THE END OF THE YEAR 1849 - ROYALSTON VITAL RECORDS, Franklin P. Rice, Worcester, MA, 1906, 196pp, very good+, rebound in light brown cloth (hardcover), "The list of Royalston Births, Marriages and Deaths comprised in this volume includes all that were found in the Town Books covering the period from the earliest date there recorded to the end of the year 1849.", (Order No: 49320 ), $45.00

263. Tague, William H. and Kimball, Robert B. (compiled, designed and edited by) (text by Richard V. Happel), BERKSHIRE: TWO HUNDRED YEARS IN PICTURES, 1761-1961, The Eagle Publishing Company, Pittsfield, MA, 1961 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 115pp, good, wraps (softcover), "We present BERKSHIRE: TWO HUNDRED YEARS IN PICTURES as The Eagle's Salute to Berkshire County, the City of Pittsfield and the Town of Great Barrington.", (Order No: 44860 ), $7.50

264. Teller, Walter, CAPE COD AND THE OFFSHORE ISLANDS, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (1970), B&W illustrations, 256pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0131133578 The outermost of America's outer shores, Cape Cod has traditionally been New England's special lure., (Order No: 2581 ), $5.00

265. Temple, Josiah H., HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF PALMER, MASSACHUSETTS, EARLY KNOWN AS THE ELBOW TRACT..., Town of Palmer, Palmer, MA, 1889, B&W ill., fold-out maps, 602pp, good+, brown cloth w/some staining to cloth (hardcover), "...INCLUDING RECORDS OF THE PLANTATION, DISTRICT AND TOWN. 1716-1889, WITH A GENEALOGICAL REGISTER." We had our binder add new inside hinges under the original endpapers to this copy making it tight for future generations' use., (Order No: 40438 ), $275.00

266. The Centennial Volume Committee, CLINTON CENTENNIAL VOLUME 1850-1950, The Town of Clinton, Clinton, MA, (1951), B&W illustrations, 223pp, very good+, dark green cloth (hardcover), THE STORY OF CLINTON, MASSACHUSETTS INCORPORATED MARCH 14, 1850 AND THE CLINTON CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. Edition Limited to One Thousand Copies., (Order No: 47374 ), $45.00

267. The Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library (compiled and edited by), THE BEDFORD SAMPLER: BICENTENNIAL EDITION - [BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS], Bedford Free Public Library, Bedford, MA, 1974, B&W illustrations, 256pp, good+, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 61312 ), $6.00

268. Thernstrom, Stephan, THE OTHER BOSTONIANS: POVERTY AND PROGRESS IN THE AMERICAN METROPOLIS 1880-1970, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1973, 345pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0674644956 "Thernstrom dispels the view that as late as 1870 the United States was a society of small, tight-knit communities and the popular images of the ghetto as a closed society.", (Order No: 54724 ), $7.50

269. Town of Maynard Massachusetts, MAYNARD TOWN REPORT, MAYNARD, MASSACHUSETTS 1871-1971 - ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING 1971, Town of Maynard, Maynard, MA, 1971, 201pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 47592 ), $10.00

270. Townsend, Charles Wendell (with an introduction by Ralph Hoffmann), SAND DUNES AND SALT MARSHES: NEW EDITION, L. C. Page & Company Pub., Boston, MA, (1925), B&W illustrations, 311pp, very good, decorated brown cloth (hardcover), The history of the changing sand dunes of Massachusetts is recorded by Dr. Townsend with the same accuracy that an archaeologist uses in tracing the growth and decline of a great civilization., (Order No: 54429 ), $30.00

271. Tucci, Douglass Shand (with a foreword by Walter Muir Whitehill), BUILT IN BOSTON: CITY AND SUBURB, 1800-1950, New York Graphic Society, Boston, MA, 1978, B&W and color ill., 269pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0821207415 A full-length history of Boston's architecture., (Order No: 33461 ), $7.50

272. Tucker, Louis Leonard, THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY: A BICENTENNIAL HISTORY 1791-1991, Northeastern University Pr., Boston, MA, 1995, B&W illustrations, 623pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0934909687 The account of the transformation of a small social club of Boston gentlemen ("The Saints") into a national institution for historical research., (Order No: 56484 ), $12.50

273. Tymeson, Mildred McClary, WORCESTER BANKBOOK: FROM COUNTRY BARTER TO COUNTY BANK - 1804-1966, Worcester County National, Worcester, MA, (1966), B&W illustrations, 183pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), An interesting banking history with many banknote illustrations including on the endpapers., (Order No: 15761 ), $7.50

274. Tymeson, Mildred McClary (compiled and written by), WORCESTER CENTENNIAL 1848-1948 - HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE SETTLEMENT THE TOWN AND THE CITY - WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, Worcester Centennial, Inc., Worcester, MA, 1948, B&W illustrations, 84pp, very good, brown limp leather (hardcover), Specially bound copy of the WORCESTER CENTENNIAL 1948 booklet for a member of the committee, and inscribed to him by the author., (Order No: 47095 ), $25.00

275. Tymeson, Mildred McClary, RURAL RETROSPECT: A PARALLEL HISTORY OF WORCESTER AND ITS RURAL CEMETERY - [WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS], Commonwealth Press, Worcester, MA, 1956, B&W illustrations, 264pp, good, green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 60702 ), $20.00

276. Van Voris, Jacqueline (with an Epilogue by Edward K. Shanahan), THE LOOK OF PARADISE: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1654-1984, Phoenix Publishing, Canaan, NH, (1984), B&W illustrations, 149pp, very good+, brown cloth spine (hardcover), ISBN 0914659073 Contents include: Foreword; Prologue/Northampton: a goodly heritage; Chapter I Business & Industry; Chapter II Education; Chapter III Government; Chapter IV Wars; Chapter V Religion; Chapter VI Recreation & Nostalgia; Epilogue/Northampton: the last thirty years; Bibliographic Notes and Acknowledgments; Illustrations and Credits; Index., (Order No: 46793 ), $30.00

277. Vuilleumier, Marion (design by Jamie Backus Raynor), CAPE COD: A PICTORIAL HISTORY, Donning Company Publishers, Norfolk, VA, (1982), B&W illustrations, 224pp, good+, pictorial blue cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0898652634 A limited edition of 5000 signed by the author. This history will make all of us who have loved Cape Cod come to love its land, its people, and the surrounding sea all the more., (Order No: 39211 ), $45.00

278. Wadlin, Horace G. (prepared under the direction of), CENSUS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS: 1895 - VOLUME V - MANUFACTURES, Wright & Potter Printing Co., Boston, MA, 1898, 641pp, good, black cloth (hardcover), Detailed statistics with Manufactures by Towns, and by Industries., (Order No: 38387 ), $75.00

279. Warner, Anne Sabo (written and edited by), A BICENTENNIAL HISTORY, GOSHEN, MASSACHUSETTS 1781-1981, The Goshen Historical Comm., Goshen, MA, (1980), B&W illustrations, 407pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover), One thousand copies printed of this limited edition, of which this is Number 467. PART ONE: Two Hundred Years of Change; PART TWO: History of the Families and Homesteads of Goshen; PART THREE: Lore, Legend and Recollections; Appendices and Index., (Order No: 42092 ), $75.00

280. Warren, Philip H. (index by Brenda M. Favreau), THE PURPLE CONNECTION: A CELEBRATION AND AN INVESTIGATION OF THE SOCIETY OF ALUMNI OF WILLIAMS COLLEGE AND RELATED PHENOMENA, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1987 1st ed, ill. by C. Lindsay Rockwood, 104pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0915081016 An absorbing mosaic of the Society of Alumni of Williams College--the oldest such body in the United States., (Order No: 54067 ), $17.50

281. Washburn, Emory, HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE TOWN OF LEICESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, DURING THE FIRST CENTURY FROM ITS SETTLEMENT, John Wilson and Son, Boston, MA, 1860 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 467pp, very good, original brown cloth (hardcover), A very nice clean, tight and bright copy of the First Edition., (Order No: 60820 ), $100.00

282. Weisman, Richard, WITCHCRAFT, MAGIC AND RELIGION IN 17TH-CENTURY MASSACHUSETTS, Univ. of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA, 1984, 267pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB with usual markings, ISBN 0870234153 Weisman argues that the colonial response to witchcraft was marked by a lack of consensus over how to define the problem and how to deal with it., (Order No: 49349 ), $15.00

283. Welch, Wally (text and photography by), THE LIGHTHOUSES OF MASSACHUSETTS, Lighthouse Publications, Apopka, FL, (1989), color illustrations, 80pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 09611841028 "The most complete pictorial guide presently available of the historic lighthouses of Massachusetts.", (Order No: 58011 ), $8.50

284. 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

285. White, Albert B., MASSACHUSETTS POLICE PROCEDURE, Reynolds Printing Co, New Bedford, MA, 1931, 493pp, good, gray cloth (hardcover) spotting on spine, Within this book will be found a question pertaining to practically every law in the Massachusetts statutes which the police are expected to enforce. Every important question, with its answer, asked in police promotional examinations during the past fifteen years., (Order No: 45872 ), $40.00

286. Whitefield, Edwin, THE HOMES OF OUR FOREFATHERS - (MASSACHUSETTS - THIRD EDITION), A. Williams and Company, Boston, 1880 3rd ed, 32 chromolith plates, unpaginated, good, original green cloth (hardcover), BEING A SELECTION OF THE OLDEST AND MOST INTERESTING BUILDINGS, HISTORICAL HOUSES, AND NOTE PLACES IN MASSACHUSETTS from original drawings made on the spot by Edwin Whitefield. This edition contains 32 very good chromolith plates, each with 2 buildings and brief descriptive text., (Order No: 34752 ), $200.00

287. Whitehill, Walter Muir & Kotker, Norman, MASSACHUSETTS: A PICTORIAL HISTORY, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1976), 750 B&W ill., 379pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0684172887 An extradorinary collection of illustrations and colorful, informative text depicts the rich and varied history of the commonwealth. They vividly describe Massachusetts life from colonial times to the present, from Plymouth pioneers and Irish immigrants to the growth of such industries as whaling, farming, textiles, and finance., (Order No: 11424 ), $7.00

288. Whitehill, Walter Muir, BOSTON: A TOPOGRAPHICAL HISTORY - SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED, Belknap Pr. of Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, (1968), B&W illustrations, 299pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0674079515 In the past years a time of great physical change has come once more to Boston, this time along the Fenway, on Bay State Road, and elsewhere. The author tells of what is being done and planned, relating these things to Boston history and the continuing need for architectural beauty and simplicity., (Order No: 18090 ), $5.00

289. Wikoff, Jerold, THE UPPER VALLEY: AN ILLUSTRATED TOUR ALONG THE CONNECTICUT RIVER BEFORE THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Chelsea Green Publishing Co., Chelsea, VT, (1985) 1st ptg, wonderful B&W photographs, 188pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) small closed tear on dj, ISBN 0930031016 Of the few books published on the Connecticut River, I find this the most informative historical look at the Upper Connecticut River, the border between Vermont and New Hampshire. Well researched, well written, and easily read, this book is divided into four main sections: THE EARLY YEARS: BEFORE EUROPEAN DISCOVERY TO THE 1790s; GROWTH AND TURMOIL: The 1790s to the 1830s; AGRARIAN AND INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION: The 1830s to the 1880s; and, TOWARD A NEW ERA: The 1880s to the early twentieth century., (Order No: 8179 ), $12.50

290. Wilkins, Ruth Chamberlin, CARLISLE: ITS HISTORY AND HERITAGE -- CARLISLE, MASSACHUSETTS, The Carlisle Historical Soc., Carlisle, MA, 1976 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 481, map, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Here is the story of colonial Carlisle, its settlement, Indian neighbors, arrangements for preaching, schooling and roads, and the building of taverns, mills and shops., (Order No: 47971 ), $37.50

291. Wilson, Clark M. (compiled and edited by), TRACING THE TELEPHONE IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS, 1877-1930, Clark M. Wilson, n.p., 1958, B&W illustrations, 430pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB one internal mark only, This information regarding the early telephone business in Western Massachusetts was obtained principally from contemporary newspapers., (Order No: 46988 ), $15.00

292. Wing, Forrest Bond, THE SHIRLEY STORY - SHIRLEY, MASSACHUSETTS, published by the author, n.p., 1981, B&W illustrations, maps, 192pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), This volume was prepared and condensed from the original book by the Shirley Historical Society. Contents include: Roads of Yesteryear; The Groton Plantation; Long, Long Longley Trail; Land of Shirley; Schoolhouses; The Ten Taverns of Old Shirley; Churches; and maps and photos of the subjects listed above., (Order No: 47303 ), $30.00

293. 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

294. Wood, Vincent L., PLUM ISLAND RECOLLECTIONS: VIEWS AND REMINISCENCES OF LIFE ON PLUB ISLAND C.1900 - [PLUM ISLAND, MASSACHUSETTS], Newburyport Press, Inc., Newbury, MA, (1995) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 81pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1882266048 "Recounting the Deeds of Capt. Thomas J. Maddock and the Crew of the U.S. Merrimack River Life Saving Station, Plum Island, Massachusetts.", (Order No: 59470 ), $65.00

295. Worthen, Edwin B., TRACING THE PAST IN LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, Vantage Press, New York, 1998 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 209pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0533122082, (Order No: 48882 ), $35.00

296. Written by Its Citizens, HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF ASHFIELD, FRANKLIN COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS - VOLUME TWO 1910-1960 -- ASHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, Published by the Town, Ashfield, MA, 1965, 221pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover) owner's name, Continues where Volume I (first published in 1910) leaves off., (Order No: 47597 ), $40.00

297. Yeulenski, Lois R. (compiled by), WORCESTER - IMAGES OF AMERICA [WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS], Arcadia Publishing, Dover, NH, (1995), B&W illustrations, 128pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0752400762, (Order No: 58557 ), $10.00

298. Young, Allen, NORTH OF QUABBIN: A GUIDE TO NINE MASSACHUSETTS TOWNS - ATHOLL ERVING; NEW SALEM; ORANGE; PETERSHAM; PHILLIPSTON ..., Millers River Publishing Co., Athol, MA, (1983) rev ed, B&W illustrations, 256pp, very good, wraps (softcover) owner's name, ISBN 091239501X "...ROYALSTON; WARICK; WENDELL", (Order No: 62104 ), $12.50

299. Zieman, Irving, FOUNDERS TO BOUNDERS BOSTON IN RHYME, Starr Books, Cambridge, MA, (1961), B&W frontis, 395pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Zieman creates a giant tapestry of a city's past and present, and through this tapestry, like a golden thread, runs his gentle yet piercing commentary on the events and the people depicted--succinct "asides" and epigrammatic observations that express in a few lines of verse what it would take pages of prose to say., (Order No: 40189 ), $14.50

300. Zollo, Richard P.; Trask, Richard B; and, Reedy, Joan M., AS THE CENTURY TURNED: PHOTOGRAPHIC GLIMPSES OF DANVERS, MASSACHUSETTS 1880-1910, Danvers Historical Society, Danvers, MA, 1989, B&W illustrations, 176pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0898657660 "The dynamic, changing life of a community is the subject of this beautifully illustrated volume.", (Order No: 54389 ), $30.00

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