TOWN HISTORIES and Related

Offered on this page are some Town Histories, and related histories, that have faults. Because of those faults I have chosen to instead illustrate those problems and offer these books here instead of cataloging on my various website pages. So, below, sold as-is and with all faults, do click here to contact me to PLACE YOUR ORDER. Thank you, RAY

1890 THE WHITE MOUNTAINS: A GUIDE TO THEIR INTERPRETATION – By Julius H. Ward

D. Appleton and Company, New York 1890. Original decorated brown cloth with wear and spotting. , TEG, 258 pages, advertisements, ten B&W photographs “the work of the Boston Photogravure Company, large fold-out map of the White Mountains at the rear. A nice copy except for the covers.

$15 — Order Number eb1077

 

1905 – History of Hadley Including the Early History of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts: Also Family Genealogies

By Sylvester Judd. First published in 1863, this “new” edition has an introduction by George Sheldon. Genealogies by Lucius M. Boltwood. Published by H. R. Huntting & Co., Springfield, Mass., 1905. Brown buckram cloth. REAR HINGE BROKEN AND NEEDS REPAIR – easy, but I have chosen to let the new owner take care of it. Also a tape repair along the gutter to the title page and tissue guard for the frontispiece.  504 pages, followed by 205 pages of GENEALOGIES OF HADLEY FAMILIES EMBRACING THE EARLY SETTLERS OF THE TOWNS OF HATFIELD, SOUTH HADLEY, AMHERST and GRANBY. Can easily be used “as is,” there are reprints available in soft and hard cover, but this is the original for small part of its monetary value. EX-LIB marking removed from spine.

Selling books full-time for over 30 years, I do not like to catalog material with faults on my website – I prefer to offer to my Ebay customers, with illustrations of those faults – easier with a picture, so you know what you are buying. Thus a low price, for this and the other items I also offer “sold with all faults – WAF.”

and, the broken, but repairable hinge


PRICE – $30

 

1876 – HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF PETERBOROUGH, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE,
Withe the Report of the Proceedings at the Centennial Celebration in 1839: An Appendix Containing the Records of the Original Proprietors; and a Genealogical and Historical Register.

By Albert Smith, Published Press of George H. Ellis, Boston, MA, 1876. 360 pages, fold-out map (not illustrated here), a few illustrations; and, followed by 365 pages GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL REGISTER. Condition Note – loose hinges, and some signatures a tad loose. However, a good serviceable “working copy” of the original edition for the historian. This first edition usually runs $300 and up.

Selling books full-time for over 30 years, I do not like to catalog material with faults on my website – I prefer to offer to my Ebay customers, with illustrations of those faults – easier with a picture, so you know what you are buying. Thus a low price, for this and the other items I also offer “sold with all faults – WAF.”

PRICE – $225

 

1914 SOUVENIR OF FAIRMOUNT PARK – PHILADELPHIA, PA – PENN – PENNSYLVANIA

Published for Fairmount Park Guard Pension Fund by Reicher & Co., Manayunk, Philadelphia. Book measures about 7 inches by 10 3/4 inches. Blue cloth hardcover with 94 pages of photos and great advertisements with descriptions of grounds, activities, Location of Men’s Retiring Rooms, and so much more.

Working copy, endpapers lacking as a result loose book block, and a few loose pages. As you can see in the images, at some time a wet piece of paper caught the boards, and part remains – BUT – What you want are the wonderful automobile ads, ground and amusement descriptions and photographs. Some tears. Ads also include banks, title companies, insurance firms, picnic grounds

Philadelphia automobile dealers advertising here to promote auto touring to the park (and learn where they were located) include: Pierce-Arrow; Kissell Kar; Jeffrey; Detroiter (with illustration); Locomobile; K-R-I-T (with illustration); Stanley; Buick; Overland; Peerless; Briscoe; Mitchell Cars; Baker Electrics; Stutz; Studebaker; Cadillac; Mercer; Marmon; Cole; Simplex; Lewis VI; Metz; Doris; Franklin Motor Car; Packard; and many, many more. SOLD WITH ALL FAULTS – as is

some sample two page spreads

note the Fairmount Park Transportation Company trolley car to the park

PRICE – $15

 

HISTORY OF LAWRENCE MASSACHUSETTES WITH WAR RECORDS, by Maurice B. Dorgan – 1924

Published by the Author, 1924, 267pp CONDITION NOTE – FAINT DAMPSTAIN along foreedge of about the first 60 pages of the book block – not affecting text, some light foxing. Also, this copy LACKS THE TITLE PAGE. I have a second copy on the shelves in my shop ($25), so have been able to provide the title page information here. The title page in my other copy is almost detached having originally been tipped in – thus no wonder it is lost in the copy I offer here. A book, with history beginning in Colonial times, that should go home to its Lawrence MASS – MA home.

PRICE $20 — if you would like a copy without faults, I have one in the shop for $32.50

 

1815 EARLY BRATTLEBOROUGH, VERMONT IMPRINT
BRATTLEBORO, VT – VERMONT

The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World to That Which is to Come, Delivered Under the Similitude of a Dream by John Bunyan

full calf leather with much wear, part of original spine label remains. Tight copy, 311 pages, lacks front free endpaper and all pages prior to title page. Published by John Holbrook – an early Vermont printing / imprint. Book measures about 4 1/4 inches by 6 3/4 inches.

PRICE – $75

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