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The Romantic Story of the Puritan Fathers - And Their Founding of New Boston and the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Addison, Albert Christopher
1 The Romantic Story of the Puritan Fathers - And Their Founding of New Boston and the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Addison, Albert Christopher
Boston L. C. Page & Company 1912 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition, first impression. Clean decorated American trade binding. Gray cloth boards with gold, white and black sailing ships and seagulls, gold lettering decorating cover; gold lettering and sailing ship on spine. Two very small (pin head size) spots to rear board. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis portrait of Joseph Cotton with clean tissue guard (total of 48 illustrations). All pages have green decorative border, including index pages. 243 pages. 022757

Price: 45.00 USD
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Old New England Churches - And Their Children, Bacon, Dolores
2 Old New England Churches - And Their Children
Bacon, Dolores
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1906 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition clean decorated American trade binding. Red ribbed cloth boards with gold church and tree decoration on cover with double ruled line border and gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, tiny points of corner wear, gold lettering on spine has some wear but still legible. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis photograph of the spire of the Old South Church, Boston, with printed tissue guard; 33 additional photographic plates of New England churches. 442 pages. 021983

Price: 40.00 USD
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Boston and Return, Brooks, Gladys
3 Boston and Return
Brooks, Gladys
New York Atheneum 1962 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean blue-gray boards with with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 272 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, tiniest hint of wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Impressions and memories of two cities, two continents, and many people ranging from New York to Boston and Europe, then back to Boston again, and then New York. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Biography. 012935

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Rules of the Game, Chace, James
4 The Rules of the Game
Chace, James
Garden City Doubleday 1960 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Edition" in clean unclipped original jacket. Book is very clean, but unfortunately someone has torn a piece from the top edge of front free endpaper to remove their name. Clean green cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. 238 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.95 at top corner of front inside flap). Dust jacket art by Giola Fiammenghi. No chips, very short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge. Nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A scarce book and author's first novel. Story of three Americans in flight - a young male pianist, a restless Boston debutante, an idealistic Jewess --all fleeing the bonds of their differing backgrounds, each striving for new standards of morality and love. 022614

Price: 20.00 USD
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Jeb Hutton - The Story of a Georgia Boy, Connolly, James B.
5 Jeb Hutton - The Story of a Georgia Boy
Connolly, James B.
New York Charles Scribner 1902 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket Signed
Very clean decorated blue cloth boards, SIGNED by the author. Gold and black lettering on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, no previous owner markings. Inscribed and signed by the author: "A fair wind to you Chester - James B. Connolly - Boston, October, 1911." Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; seven additional illustrations, all by M. J. Burns. 289 pages. 021161

Price: 200.00 USD
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6 Romantic Days in Old Boston
Crawford, Mary Caroline
Boston Little Brown 1910 First Hard Cover Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Ex-library with light library markings. Clean green cloth boards with paste-on illustration (portrait) on cover (unchipped), gilt decoration, white lettering. Light wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Gilt top page edges. 411 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. 8vo. Massachusetts. 007962

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Fading Smile - Poets in Boston, from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath, 1955-1960, Davison, Peter
7 The Fading Smile - Poets in Boston, from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath, 1955-1960
Davison, Peter
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1994 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 348 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An intimately perceptive account, by a poet who knew them all, of the brilliant circle of poets who lived and worked in Boston through the half-decade beginning in 1955. 024976

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Leschi of the Nisquallies, Emmons, Della Gould
8 Leschi of the Nisquallies
Emmons, Della Gould
Minneapolis T. S. Denison & Co. 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
Clean rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binfing is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers are ilustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 416 pgs. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on back of front free endpaper; also inscribed and SIGNED by C. E. Hutchin, Jr. to whom the book is dedicated by the author. Dustjacket has very light soiling, very small chip at lower spine corner and lower spine tip, small price clip to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of Leschi, the bold, advetnurous Nisqually brave who wielded vast influence over his people and lived with his tribe in peaceful association with the British traders at Fort Nisqually until the Boston settlers pushed north to Puget Sound. 8vo. Native American. 013184

Price: 65.00 USD
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Fish, Engel, Monroe
9 Fish
Engel, Monroe
New York Atheneum 1981 0-689-11219-X / 9780689112195 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, clean brown cloth spine with unchipped metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wera. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. Small previous owner name and year neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 217 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, very short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge near spine, slight edge wear at top edge of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel set in Cambridge, Boston and the New England coast. 8vo. Fiction. 015410

Price: 15.00 USD
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Melindy's Happy Summer, Faulkner, Georgene
10 Melindy's Happy Summer
Faulkner, Georgene
New York Julian Messner 1949 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Elton C. Fax, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, SIGNED association copy, in original jacket. Very clean gray cloth boards with small illustration on cover. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated endpapers. SIGNED by author on half-title page: "Georgene Faulkner - The Story Lady". And a notation on front free endpaper: " I student-taught under her (Georgene Faulkner) in Kdg., 1939-1940, Faulkner School for Girls." 182 pp. Illustrated by Elton C. Fax. Clean bright dustjacket is price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Heartwarming story of an African American girl from the Federal Housing Project for Negroes in Boston who spends two weeks in the country at White Clover Farm. 019164

Price: 175.00 USD
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Gift of Wings: An Aerial Celebration of Canada, Hiebert, Carl
11 Gift of Wings: An Aerial Celebration of Canada
Hiebert, Carl
Erin, Ontario, Canada Boston Mills Press 1995 155046129X / 9781550461299 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Third Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unchipped slipcase. As new condition. Clean unfaded blue boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean deep blue endpapers. Signed by the author on half-title page: "Carl E. Hiebert.' No other writing or marks. Gorgeous full color photographs throughout taken over Canada from the air. 179 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing book written and photographed by an amazing man, Carl Hiebert, who after traveling the world and indulging his passion for adventure sports, from scuba-diving to sky-diving, was suddenly made a paraplegic by a freak hang-gliding accident. After two months in recovery and two weeks in rehabilitation, he place a GONE FISHING sign on his hospital door and, with the help of a friend, made his way to a farmer's field where a single-seat ultralight aircraft was waiting. Within two years of his accident, he opened a flight school and became Canada's first paraplegic ultralight flight instructor. In 1986 he became the first Canadian to fly across Canada in an ultralight. Hi epic two-month, 5,000 flight concluded at Expo '86 in Vancouver and raised over $100,000 for the Canadian Paraplegic Association. A truly inspirational tale of human potential. 027291

Price: 30.00 USD
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Old Harbor, Hopkins, William John
12 Old Harbor
Hopkins, William John
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1909 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - tiny monogram AS on cover - Amy Sacker). Dark green cloth boards with lighter green and gold decoration and harbor scene on cover, gold lettering and light green decoration on spine. Hint of very light soiling, slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 389 pages. 022158

Price: 20.00 USD
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Legacy in Stone: The Rideau Corridor, Humphreys, Barbara and Fiona Spalding-Smith
13 Legacy in Stone: The Rideau Corridor
Humphreys, Barbara and Fiona Spalding-Smith
Erin, Ontario, Canada Boston Mills Press 1999 155046213X / 9781550462135 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Fiona Spalding-Smith, Photographer 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with full color photographs by Fiona Spalding-Smith. 96 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Stretching some 200 kilometres between Kingston and Ottawa, the Rideau Corridor encompasses a wealth of rural charm. At its heart, the Rideau Canal connects a series of rivers and lakes to create one of the most picturesque waterways on the continent. Throughout the nineteenth century, hundreds of buildings were constructed here of stone, because of its availability and the number of skilled masons who remained in the area after their work on the Canal. Photographer Fiona Spalding-Smith and historian Barbara Humphreys have chosen as examples many fine structures that demonstrate the incomparable beauty, versatility, endurance and strength of stone. 027365

Price: 17.00 USD
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The Prejudices of Mr. Pennyfeather, Moffat, Donald
14 The Prejudices of Mr. Pennyfeather
Moffat, Donald
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1938 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Hildegard Woodward, Illustrator 
Stated "First Edition" in original unclipped jacket. Green cloth boards with no bumping, one tiny spot of wear to bottom corner tip. Black stamped lettering and blind-stamped feather design on front board. Light foxing to board edges. Binding is tight, no cracking, slightest hint of lean. No previous owner markings. 274 pp. with illustrations by Hildegard Woodward. Bright illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has been trimmed (1/4" short), light general soiling to rear panel, tiny chips at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Humorous novel about a Boston bachelor, amateur yachtsman and man of the world. 020373

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Sin of the Prophet, Nelson, Truman
15 The Sin of the Prophet
Nelson, Truman
Boston Little Brown 1952 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean beige cloth boards with dark brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 450 pgs. Clean unfaded beautifully illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, has slight wear to corners, a few very short closed edge tears; corner of front inside flap is price clipped (4.50 price remaining). An historical novel about a runaway slave returned from Boston under the Fugitive Slave Act. Theodore Parker, the great Abolitionist preacher, was his champion. 8vo. Black History. 016261

Price: 40.00 USD
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Cheers from the Bull & Finch Pub, Prati, Steven
16 Cheers from the Bull & Finch Pub
Prati, Steven
Boston, Massachusetts Bull & Finch Enterprises 1993 First Fine no dust jacket Signed
First Edition hardcover book, SIGNED by the author. Clean glossy illustrated boards. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small "Autographed Copy" sticker on front lower corner of book. Signed by the author on title page: "Cheers! - Steven Prati." Illustrated throughout with both black & white and color photographs. 95 pages. A celebration and history of the Boston pub which inspired the popular and long-running television series, "Cheers". 026485

Price: 25.00 USD
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Danger Song, Rollins, Bryant
17 Danger Song
Rollins, Bryant
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1967 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages & edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers have lightly stamped i.d. number on front free endpaper. No names or bookplates. 280 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one very small closed edge tear (under 1/2"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a young African American who attempts to reach beyond his surroundings, which have always been Boston's Negro ghetto. 8vo. Fiction. 010493

Price: 50.00 USD
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Old Boston Museum Days, Ryan, Kate
18 Old Boston Museum Days
Ryan, Kate
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1915 First Hardcover Near Fine very good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original dustjacket. Decorated American trade binding. "Published October 1915" on copyright page, 1915 on title page. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with unchipped gilt illustration and lettering on cover, unchipped gilt lettering on spine. Slightest hint of surface wear to corners, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, endpapers intact, gilt top page edges. Inscribed on blank front fly leaf: "To Dear Mrs. Crosby with love and good wishes, Kate Ryan." Frontis photo portrait of Kate Ryan with clean tissue guard. 264 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black and white plates. Dustjacket illustrated with scene from a play (Annie M. Clarke as "Peg Woffington" and George W. Wilson as "Triplet") original price intact (1.50 on front inside flap), just a hint of soiling, about 1/3" chipping at top spine edge, a few additional very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author Kate Ryan was for many years one of the favorite actresses who made famous the Boston Museum Stock Company. With a comprehensive knowledge and facile pen she brings close to her readers the very lure and much ofthe glamour of the old days at the Boston Museum. 018058

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Book of Boston, Shackleton, Robert
19 The Book of Boston
Shackleton, Robert
Philadelphia Penn Publishing 1917 Second printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Second printing. Decorated American trade binding - Clean dark green cloth boards with colorful illustration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. Small spot of wear to one corner tip, very tiny bit of fraying to top spine edge, very small nick at top board edge. Binding is tight, hint of very slight bow to front board, pages are clean. Antique previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; additional drawings and black and white photographs throughout. 332 pages with index. 021912

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Conquered Place, Shafer, Robert
20 The Conquered Place
Shafer, Robert
New York G. P. Putnam 1954 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with green lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 313 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), shallow chipping at spine ends, short closed edge tears, a few old tape repairs. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An apocalyptic novel about America under occupation and a man trying to help the resistance leaders. Syracuse, New York is a bombed-out shell, leveled by enemy action; Boston is a yawning radioactive crater abandoned as unsuitable for human life, all the U.S. east of the Mississippi occupied by totalitarian armies. Author's first novel. 027085

Price: 25.00 USD
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