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1 "Att A Society Meeting"; The Records for the Fourth Ecclesiastical Society of Saybrook 1741-1808 Now Chester Connecticut
Chester Connecticut The Chester Historical Society 1980 Soft Cover Very Good Oblong 
Very nicec, clean book measuring 5-1/2" tall and 9" across. Handsome tesxtured tan paper cover with art at face rendered in brown ink. Contains an almost verbatim transcription of meeting from 1741-1808 and is considered "about the only authentic historic record of public affairs in the town of Chester at the dates this volume covers ..." Illustrated with art, maps and photographs. 64 pages including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Cedar Hill Cemetery Hartford, Connecticut 1863-1903
2 Cedar Hill Cemetery Hartford, Connecticut 1863-1903
Hartford, Connecticut Cedar Hill Cemetery 1903 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Very nice original first edition Clean and tightly bound with dark green boards printed in gilt. Book is cleana nd tightly bound with just a small bit of wear to top of spine and a few small white marks on back. Former owner's name and the date 1903 written is on front free endpaper (see photo) . Book contains two large fold-out maps, one of which shows two short tears repaired by me on reverse side with archival tape. illustrated with full page photographs Much history and information on early operations. Cedar Hill is the final resting place of such lumninaries as Samuel Colt, poet Wallace Stevens, and actress Katherine Hepburn. It was designed by landscape architect Jacob Weidenmann who also designed Hartford's Bushnell Park and is noted for its lovely plantings, man-made lake, and artistic grave stones. 56 pages including a list of lot owners at time of writing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Clinton Connecticut Fire Department 50th Anniversary 1911-1961 Golden Jubilee
Clinton, Connecticut Town of Clinton, Connecticut 1961 Soft Cover Very Good 
Bright red cover with gilt printing and design of old fire wagon at front. Measures 6"x9" and is clean and tightly bound. Only fault is one small spot to outer edge near spine at front. Numerous local ads, plus photographs and historical information about the fire department, as well as other Clinton points of interest including, the Red School House, Adam Stanton's Store, Pond's Extract Company, the Handle Factory, Clinton's Old Academy and more. 60 pages. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Connecticut Quarterly Volume II No. I January, February, March, 1896
4 Connecticut Quarterly Volume II No. I January, February, March, 1896
Hartford, Connecticut The Connecticut Quarterly Co. 1896 Original Magazines Bound Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Original magazines bound in modern blue buckram. Exterior is clean as a whistle i with gilt printing to spine. Magazine shows mild foxing to coversand some wear -- there is also a tear to top of one page repaired with archival tape -- but pages are otherwise clean and attractive. Great ads and all magazine covers present. Topics include the town of Pomfret, New Britain in the days of the Revolution, Reservoir Park in West Hartford, early Connecticut printing, the town of Canaan, old time music and musicians, the axe and how it's made, Bacon Academy, Edward Sheffield Bartholomew, the town of Litchfield, notes by an Ohio pioneer from 1788-89, and the Grove Street Cemetery. A second copy is also available published by the the Connecticut Quarterly Company as a complete book. VOLUME I ALSO AVAILABLE. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Craftsmen and Artists of Norwich
Norwich, Connecticut The Society of the Founders of Norwich ; Friends of the Slater Museum 1965 Soft Cover Very Good 
Crisp, clean exhibition program showcasing antiques produced by local craftsmen and artists of the 18th century, including furniture, paintings, clocks, silkver, pottery and pewter. Published to accompany exhibit staged from September 12 to October 3, 1965 at the Converse Art Gallery. Photo illustrated. 67 pages. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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6 Homes and Doorways of Old Wethersfield (Connecticut; Includes 1955 Guide to Old Wethersfield)
Wethersfield, Connecticut The Wethersfield Women's Association 1927 First Edition, Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Clean and tightly bound with a few small spots of isolated wear to boards. Gilt is bright at face and book retains errata slip laid-in, plus a 1955 folded (as per design) guide to Old Wethersfield, originally published in 1934 and here by the Welles Family Association of America. Book contains handsome black and white photographs of distinctive homes and detailed photos of their various styles of front entries. This copy is #213 of of only 500 printed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Sons of the American Revolution 1907 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Very nice, clean book sporting bright blue boards which show only minor wear including a small stain next to outer side edge at front. No cracking to hinges and no names or writing. Gilt printing to spine and handsome gilt insignia at front.rought-cut pages at side as per design, gilded top edge. Color plate at frontis from painting by Clyde O. De Land showing the raising of the first American Union flag on Prospect Hill, Somerset, Mass. January, 1, 1776. Book includes proceedings and list of members, but also records of members' Revolutionary ancestors. Useful for geneaology. 227 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut 1639-1663 (Collections Volume 22)
Hartford, Connecticut Connecticut Historical Society; Society of Colonial Wars in the State of connecticut 1928 Hard Cover Fine 
Very handsome book in excellent condition. Dark burgundy boards pristine with crisp gilt to spine and a nice beveled edge to boards. Fitted with a crisp plain brown dustjacket which may, or may not, be original. Pages printed on heavy paper and have not been opened. A fairly scarce book which offers a wealth of information about the Puritan courts and law from 1639-1663 from actual cases, including civil and criminal cases, and probate actions. The Particular Court ceased to exist in 1664 and was succeeded by the Quarter Courts or County Courts and by the Court of Assistants. Includes index of names, places, and crimes. 302 pages. Other volumes from the Connecticut Historical Society Collections available. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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9 Some Early Records and Documents of and Relating to the Town of Windsor, Connecticut 1639-1907
Hartford, Connecticut Connecticut Historical Society 1930 Soft Cover Very Good 
Very nice, clean, tightly bound book. Measures 7"x7-3/4". Cover shows light wear to extremities including a small loss of paper to bottom front edge. Former owner's name and town at front free endpaper. An early printing, NOT print on demand.Includes the Mathew Grant Record 1639-1681; Town Votes, 1641-1642; Freemen 1669, 1703; Church controversy 1669-1679; ratable list 1686; and an appendix to the Mathew Grant Record. 227 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Connecticut Magazine An Illustrated Bi-Monthly January to December 1900  Vol. VI
10 The Connecticut Magazine An Illustrated Bi-Monthly January to December 1900 Vol. VI
Hartford, CT The Connecticut Magazine Company 1900 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Clean, solid book with no names or writing and no cracking to hinges. Tightly bound with sunning to spine, a small flat spot to cloth at front spine area, and a small paper loss to top edge of title page. Very handsomely illustrated throughout. Perhaps the most interesting thing is a lengthy article with photos about the golf clubs of the state with much emphasis on women golfers of the day. Other topics include, but are not limited to, Southington, John Reed 1633-1730, Capt. Reuben Marcy, Rockville, James Gates Percival, Col. Zebulon Butler, New Britain; Ruth Thompson Sperry, Stamford, Putnam Phalanx, Gov. Talcott's mansion; Connecticut at the Paris Exposition, Old Windsor and more. Includes poetry and a lengthy serial story. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 The Dorchester Book (Booklet on Old Dorchester Burying Ground Laid-In)
Boston, MA George E. Ellis 1899 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Charming inside and out, plus contains a hidden treasure laid-in -- a booklet about the Dorchester Burying Ground published in 1901. The main book is oversized at 8"x11-1/4" and is beautifully decorated at face with silver printing and ornamentation. Book is tightly bound and clean as a whistle with no names or writing. Only fault is light rubbing to spine and a small bit of wear to crown and tail. Appears to have been published via advertising dollars, as there are many ads from the area at both front and back. Test offers history, plus photographs printed on coated paper and a delightful scattering of small drawings. You can read about life around Dorchester Bay, the area's highways and biways, education, the Everett House, Dorchester Heights, the Dorchester Women's Club, Lucy Stone, the oldest apple trees, the Dorchester Medical Club and much more. The accompanying booklet is written by John A. Fowle and was published by the Dorchester Historical Society. It discusses the cemetery circa 1634 with emphasis on the headstones and epitaphs. Shows wear, but is intact. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 The New England Commercial and Route Survey
Wooster, Mass. The Home Educator Publishing 1907 Hard Cover Very Good 
Crisp, large map folded to fit between two black boards. In folded state measures 4-1/2"x9-1/2". Map is printed on cream paper in black and shows all post offices, railroads, electric roads in operation and proposed Good Roads, population (latest Massachusetts census) and a comprehensive distance table. Excellent condition with just a small bit of wear to tips of two corners. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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They Face the Rising Sun
13 They Face the Rising Sun
Chester, Connecticut Pequot Press 1971 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Crisp, clean book. Light wrinkle to cloth at back board only defect. Pages pristine with no names or writing. Illustrated throughout with black and whrte photographs of monuments and plot map. "A Comprehensive Story with Geneaological Material and Complete Charting of the Unity Burial Ground, Oldest Cemetery in Trumbull, connecticut 1730-1971." 
Price: 16.00 USD
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14 Andrews, Charles M. The Fathers of New England (#6 Chronicles of America Series)
Yale University Press 1921 Extra Illustrated Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
It's a rarity to find this book with a dustjacket, but here we have it and in very good clean condition. Only faults are sunning to spine of jacket and two very small dark spots to back of jacket. Will arrive protected by brand new mylar. Book itself is beautiful -- navy blue boards with much ornamentation and gilded top edge. #6 in the Chronicles of America series, but a stand-alone title. Book is Subttled A Chonicle of the Puritan Commonwealths and covers the arrival of the Puritans, settlement, early New England life, an attempt at colonial union, winning the charter, defiance in Massachusetts, the Indian wars, the Bay Colony's difficulties, and the Andros Regime. 210 pages. Indexed. Many other titles from the series available. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Reminiscences of Taunton, Atwood, Charles R.
15 Atwood, Charles R. Reminiscences of Taunton
Taunton, Massachusetts Republican Steam Printing Rooms 1880 Presumed First Hard Cover Very Giood No DJ, as Issued 
Book is nicely made with beveled edges, bright gilt to face and spine, and a tight bining with no cracks to hinges. the dark brown endpapers are lovely, both front and back. There are no names or writing. either. The only fault is a smattering of foxing on the photogrraph of the author at frontis and on the tissue over itBook measures 5" x 7" and has 266 pages. Some of the topics addresed are early settlers,, old time preaching, old houses, quirrky characters, eminent men, village medicine, femaile costumes, merchants, mills and much more. 
Price: 68.00 USD
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Hooks, Rings & Other Things: An Illustrated Index of New England Iron 1660-1860, Barnes, Frank T.
16 Barnes, Frank T. Hooks, Rings & Other Things: An Illustrated Index of New England Iron 1660-1860
Hasnovr, Massachusetts Christopher Pub House 1988 0815804407 / 9780815804406 Presumed First Hard Cover Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Book is clean and bright inside and out. Red boards show no bumps and there are no names or writing inside. The dustjacket is likewise clean with no tears or chips. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Billed as "the ultimate iron whatsit book." Over 1200 items divided into these categories: animals; architecture;, firefighting; hardware; hearth and home; industry; lighting; miscellaneous; rivers, ponds, lakes, the sea; trade; transportation; and wells. Illustrated nicely throughout with drawings. Book measures 9" x 11-1/2" and has 237 pages including index. Also retains price guide laid-in at back of book. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The History of Massachusetts (The Colonial Period;  The Provincial Period; The Commonwealth Period), Barry, John Stetson
17 Barry, John Stetson The History of Massachusetts (The Colonial Period; The Provincial Period; The Commonwealth Period)
Boston Phillips Sampson & Co. 1857 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 
Three volume set in good, clean, solid condition. Brown embossed boards show a small bit of corner wear and small tears to bands at top and bottom of spine, but are overall very attractive with gilt printing and design to spines. Pages are likewise clean and tightly bound showing just a bit of light foxing to first and last few pages. One volume shows a browned spot in the shape of a leaf which had been pressed inside as per the wont of the day. Prose is most accessible to the modern reader. Extra shipping required for U.S. priority and overseas -- multiple volume set. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Cape Elizabeth Past To Present, Berry, Marcelia R. et.al
18 Berry, Marcelia R. et.al Cape Elizabeth Past To Present
Cape Elizabeth, Maine Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society. 1991 Presumed First Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Nicely made history of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Clean and tightly bound with just a shadow to back from a small price sticker and former owner's name written small at upper front corner of first page. Book measures 8-1/2" x 11" with 102 pages and is clean and tightly bound. Illustrated throughout with historic photograophs and documents. Chapters cover the founding years, division and growth, schools, from farms to development, earning a living, churches and cemeteries, coastal defense, the shoreline, a place for recreation, and more. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Pilgrims of Boston and Their Descendants, Bridgman, Thomas, Edward Everett
19 Bridgman, Thomas, Edward Everett The Pilgrims of Boston and Their Descendants
Boston D. Appleton & Co. 1856 First Edition Hard Cover Goof-plus No DJ, as Issued 
We are offering the original hard cover from 1856. Though the spine has been replaced with new red cloth printed in gilt, the rest of the book is as issued. There is wear to corners with loss of cloth and a tear to paper over mid-gutter at front hinge, but otherwise the books is tightly bound with very clean pages marred only by offsetting from illustrations. Includes an introduction by Edward Everett and inscriptions from the monuments located in the Granary Burial Ground on Tremont Street. Excellent genealogical resource. 406 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Bridgton, Maine 1768-1994; An Updated Bicentennial History, Bridgton Historical Society
20 Bridgton Historical Society Bridgton, Maine 1768-1994; An Updated Bicentennial History
Camden, Maine Picton Press 1993 Second Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Very handsome book bound in blue cloth and printed at face and spine. Pages and page edges pristine. Inscription on reverse side of title page reads thus: ---- and ------, Happy Bridgton memories to you, with affection and best wishes. Friends of the Bridgton Library, November, 1993." Dusjacket shows a couple little corner creases, but has no tears or chips and no price-clip and is most handsome in brand new mylar.This history was published initially in 1968 with a second printing in 1974. This is the second edition. An article about it from the Bridgton News is laid-in. Illustrated nicely with maps and photographs. Indexed. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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