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
BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW VOLUME XXIII CONTAINING LIFE SKETCHES OF LEADING CITIZENS OF HILLSBORO & CHESHIRE COUNTIES, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Biographical Review Pub. Co. 1897 1st ed – 482 pages. “The persons whose life stories are outlined in this volume, present or former residents of Hillsboro and of Cheshire Counties, have earned the right to be commemorated.” – you can click on any image to open a gallery of larger views. This copy rebound in green cloth – nice clean and tight copy.
$85 – Order Number 52834
Bound uniformly in green cloth as above, and from the same collection, I have:
BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW – THIS VOLUME CONTAINS BIOGRAPICAL SKETCHES OF LEADING CITIZENS OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE – $100 – Order number 52835
BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW – THIS VOLUME CONTAINS BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF LEADING CITIZENS OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY, MAINE – $100 – Order number 52838
BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW VOLUME XXII – CONTAINING LIFE SKETCHES OF LEADING CITIZENS OF MERRIMACK AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES – N.H. – $75 – Order Number 39176 – not illustrated
please email for more details on these three historical volumes
1879 – VIEWS OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS – WITH DESCRIPTIONS BY M. F. SWEETSER
Published by Chisholm Brothers, Portland, Maine. Twelve wonderful period photographs of White Mountain Scenery including: Frankenstein Trestle; Old Willey House; Willey-Brook Bridge; Railway Cut at the Notch; Crawford House; Presidential Range; Jacob’s Ladder, Mount Washington Railway; Lizzie Bourne’s Monument; Glen House; Franconia Notch; and, the Profile. Illustrations then followed by eleven pages of descriptive text.
This pocket-sized guide book measures about 4 1/2 inches by 5 7/8 inches. Good+, lacks front-free endpaper.
and some sample two -age interior spreads
$30 — Order Number 69819
c1880s – PICTURESQUE NEW HAMPSHIRE – FOLD-OUT SOUVENIR PHOTO ALBUM – VIEW BOOK
Not so stated, but most likely published by Chisholm Brothers from Portland, Maine, based on similar view books by this company. Extremely nice copy in olive green cloth, the accordion interior opens up with 12 panels each measuring about 5 3/8 inches by 7 1/4 inches, on which there are 27 images around the White Mountains and environs.
here are two panels
and, just part of the expansive fold-out
$47.50 — Order Number 69820
1816 and 1835 – DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ARCHIVE – FOUR BOOKLETS – HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
The Old Settler Bookshop was a Walpole, NH, tradition from 1929 to 1987 when its owner, Bob Kolvoord died. Bob made many a trip to Hanover buying books and libraries. When the c1786 home the shop was in was sold, about ten years ago, I had the opportunity to purchase what stock remained tucked away. Part of the remaining stash included these four early Dartmouth College pamphlets.
First is an 1816 printing of the Charter of Dartmouth College. Measuring about 5 inches by 8 1/2 inches, the 14 pages are bound by a thread, but were never trimmed nor bound. Unopened, and never read. Value on-line $175.
Three pamphlets pertain to popular Dartmouth chemistry professor Benjamin Hale. When he fell into disfavor, he was forced out when the Trustees dissolved the position he held. These pamphlets relate those circumstances circa 1835; and, include:
1-VALEDICTORY LETTER TO THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE -Benj. Hale, October 27, 1835. 24 pages measuring about 4 3/8 inches by 7 1/4 inches.
2- PROFESSOR HALE AND DARTMOUTH COLLEGE – by ALUMNUS – 23 pages measuring about 4 3/8 inches by 7 inches
3-REMARKS ON A PAMPHLET ENTITLED “PROF. HALE AND DARTMOUTH COLLEGE.” by an INVESTIGATOR – reported to be Daniel Oliver, published in Hanover 1835 – 34 pages measuring about 4 1/2 inches by 7 inches.
Following are some sample pages from each publication in this interesting historical look at early Dartmouth and it history.
$45 – Order Number eb1226
1889 – HISTORY OF HARTFORD, VERMONT – JULY 4, 1761 to APRIL 4, 1889 – by William Howard Tucker
THE FIRST TOWN ON THE NEW HAMPSHIRE GRANTS CHARTERED AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE FRENCH WAR
Published by The Free Press Association, Burlington, VT, 1889, 488 pages, with John Porter portrait tipped in. Much Wear and Soiling, rear hinge tad weak. Offered here “as is” “with all faults” – I prefer to offer worn items needing images to my ebay customers instead of cataloging on my website. Available as “print on demand – POD,” original editions are valued at $100 and up depending upon condition. Although worn, this original copy can be yours for less than a POD hardcover.
$30 — Order Number eb1248
1924 – COASTAL MAINE – THE STORY OF MAINE by L. WHITNEY ELKINS
Published by The Hillsborough Company, Bangor, Maine, 1924. B&W illustrations, 292 pages. Much edgewear and soiling as shown in images. Books with wear I prefer to illustrate for my eBay customers instead of cataloguing on my website. Offered “as-is, with all faults”
$10 — Order Number eb1249
1904 – A HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF KEENE [New Hampshire – NH] FROM 1732, WHEN THE TOWNSHIP WAS GRANTED BY MASSACHUSETTS, TO 1874, WHEN IT BECAME A CITY – by S. G. GRIFFIN
With Events of Interest in the History of the City from 1874 to 1904 by Frank H. Whitcomb
Published by the Sentinel Printing Company, Keene, N.H., 1904, 790 pages, B&W illustrations. 3/4 leather binding with much wear and leather cracking and loose at the top of the spine. Another title with wear I prefer to illustrate for my eBay customers instead of cataloguing on my website. Offered “as-is, with all faults” and less than a hardcopy Print on Demand. The map parts laid in the rear I have not examined for completeness. They are torn/worn, thus pricing accordingly.
below the tissue guard is over the frontispiece, thus the faintness since I did not hold it back.
at this price, consider the maps a free bonus
$32.50 — Order Number eb1250
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
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 – (order number 54697)
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.