Hardcover. Portsmouth, P.M.S./Peter E. Randall, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 304 pages. Full color and black & white illustrations. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Portland, Paul E. Merrill, 1st, 1979, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 166 pages plus additional 28 page pamphlet laid-in. Hardcover. Both hardcover and pamphlet illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. Both book and pamphlet have musty odor. Dust jacket with wear and tape repaired tears along edges. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, 1st, 1912, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 1912 Junior Annual of Dartmouth College. Blue cloth covers with gilt titles to spine and front cover, beveled edges. Light edgewear, mild foxing to page block edges, spine slightly cocked, ex-lib with bookplate to front endpaper, otherwise no evidence of ex-lib markings, pages crisp and unmarked; overall a very neat, tight copy in great condition.
Hardcover. Rutland, VT, Tuttle Co, 1st, 1921, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 1921 Junior Annual of Dartmouth College. Dark green cloth covers with gilt decorative emblem and blind stamped border to front cover. Light slight edgewear, mild foxing to page block edges, ex-lib with bookplate to front endpaper, otherwise no evidence of ex-lib markings, pages crisp and unmarked; overall a very neat, tight copy in great condition.
Softcover. New York, Doubleday, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 297 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear to paper wrappers. Faded spine. A Livingston descendant once called the Hudson Valley, Livingston Valley, and with good reason. The original 1686 Royal patent of 160,000 acres on the east side of New York's Hudson River to Scottish merchant Robert Livingston grew within two generations to nearly one million acres and included vast portions of the Catskill Mountains as well. Intermarriages with other wealthy and influential Hudson Valley families, the Roosevelts, Delanos, Van Rensselaers, Schuylers, Astors, and Beekmans, to name a few created a dynasty and a landed aristocracy on the banks of the new republic s most important river an irony embedded at the core of the American experiment. At one time forty Livingston mansions lined the east shore, and the family s reach into NYS and American politics, economics, and social scene was profound and enduring. Their influence on early American politics was pervasive, with Livingstons on the Provincial Assembly, as members of the Continental Congress, on the committee to draft a Declaration of Independence, as first Chancellor of New York State and co-drafter with John Jay of the state s Constitution, justice of the NYS Supreme Court, Minister to France the list goes on. And, of course, there was the patron of Robert Fulton who brought a revolution to commerce with the world s first steamship, known as the Clermont after the Livingston estate in Columbia County that is now a State Historic Site Text includes a map of the Hudson Valley showing Livingston family land holdings, and a family genealogy from 1654 to 1964.
Hardcover. New York , Outing Publishing Company, 1st, 1912, Book: Good, 177 pages. Green cloth cover with black lettering and design. Corners and edges of spine are bumped. Some faint staining on back of cover. Previous owner's inscription and library date stamp on front flyleaf. Inside is bright and clean. A nice copy.
Hardcover. Salem, MA, Essex Institute, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. Reference guide to historical architecture in Salem, Massachusetts, with reviews of over 350 buildings. 311 pages, fully illustrated with black/white photographs and maps. Cloth bound book is in near fine condition, no internal marks; dust jacket has wear at the corners and on the ends of the spine, two rips along the top edge.
Hardcover. Bennington, The Bennington Museum, First Edition, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 172 pages. Hardcover with facsimile of early ads to endpapers. Published to accompany the exhibition by the same title, held at the Bennington Museum, Bennington VT, May 6 - July 30, 1995 and Shelburne Museum, Shelburne VT. Full page, full color & bw illustrations throughout detailing antiques, collectibles, furniture, related maps & historical documentation. Dust jacket with only light, marginal wear. Unmarked & bright copy.
Hardcover. Barton, Frederick W. Baldwin, 1st, 1886, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 303 pages. Hardcover. Black & white steel engraved portraits. Gilt titles on leather spine. Crack along top 5" of front hinge. Rubbing to cover edges. All edges gilt. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. New York , Thomas Y. Crowell Company, reprint, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 274 pages. Blue cloth cover, minor wear to corners and edges of spine. Inside is bright and clean, with many b&w illustrations throughout. A nice copy in a lightly worn dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Anson D. F. Randolph & Company, 1st, 1872, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 365 pages plus 6 pages of ads. Previous owners inscription in pencil on front endpaper. Original advertising leaflet for book laid-in. Moderate rubbing, chipping to cover edges. Clean, unmarked pages.
Softcover. Mechanicsburg PA, Stackpole, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 274 pages, paperback. A definitive guide to New England diners. Mild edgewear to wraps. With color photographs throughout. Bright and clean; a tight copy.
Hardcover. Grafton, Grafton Historical Society, Revised and Expanded, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 224 pages. Hardcover. Revised and expanded edition. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Scribner, 1st, 2018, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 287 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white pictures in center. Clean, tight copy with light edgewear to cover boards.
Hardcover. New York, HarperCollins Publishers, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 275 pages. Hardcopy. Gilt title on spine. Deckled foreedge. Remainder dot on bottom edge. Clean inside and out, in great shape. From the front flap: "At the center of Francine Prose's profoundly moving new novel is a young girl facing the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister. As her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, falling into a seductive, dangerous relationship with her sister's enigmatic boyfriend. ...Goldengrove takes its place among the great novels of adolescence, beside Henry Jame's The Awkward Age and L. P. Harley's The Go-Between."
Hardcover. Waverly, Everett C. Benton, 1st, 1886, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 270 pages plus section of ads. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON PRELIMINARY PAGE. Black & white illustrations. Four leaf clovers laid-in. Light wear. Clean, unmarked text.
Hardcover. Rutland, Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1st Thus, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 454 pages. Hardcover. Limited to 700 copies this being hand numbered #513. Light foxing to edges. Black & white illustrations. Dust jacket price clipped. Includes original slipcase.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1st, 1853, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 260 pages plus 36 pages of ads. Hardcover. Front endpaper removed. Foxing to pages throughout. Area of soiling to foredge. Cloth covers with fading along edges and spine. Firm binding.
Hardcover. Weybridge, Weybridge Bicentennial Committee, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 244 pages. Hardcover. Green cloth with titles in gilt. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Minor residue from local historians sticker at bottom edge of covers at spine - not ex-library - no stamping or library marking. Clean, unmarked text.
Softcover. Charleston SC, Arcadia, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 128 pages, b&w illustrations. As the twentieth century dawned, the Boston & Maine Railroad Company controlled virtually all of the rail lines in New Hampshire, as well as much of the service in Maine and Massachusetts. Ultimately, the company operated more than 2,000 stations in northern New England. The train was the most important mode of travel, and the stations were the center of the community. Boston & Maine in the 20th Century continues the first pictorial history of the railroad company, entitled Boston & Maine in the 19th Century. With more than 200 rare images and historical narrative, the book details the trains and their destinations: the terminals, stations, depots, and whistle stops to which they sped. Times changed, and the railroad was passed by; however, its legacy lives on. Clean copy.
Softcover. NA, NA, 1st, NA, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 51 pages. Softcover. No date or publication information. Library stamp at bottom left corner of front cover. Number stamped on reverse of title page. Text is clean, unmarked. Some light chipping to cover edges. The journal starts in 1848, with a voyage to Glasgow at fifteen years of age, for famine relief. Later voyages took Crockett to Paris, Russia, and Calcutta, Entertaining anecdotes about the passengers, his reading, and his wedding in Boston. The narrative is taken up later at his Golden Wedding. Entertaining and informative. Stapled in green wrappers.
Hardcover. Basin Harbor VT, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 187 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. SIGNED by author Arthur B. Cohn on title page. Dust jacket worn, with light sunning and tearing. Related article laid in. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Barre, Mass., Barre Publishers, 1st, 1965, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 281 pages, with b&w illustrations throughout. Minor dust jacket edge wear and small tear on top spine edge. Otherwise, clean and tight copy. The story of the end of the windship era in New England waters, about the commercial sailing ships which were active from 1935 onwards. The book tells of the two-, three, four-, and five-mast schooners, the carriers of the heavy coal and lumber cargoes, and of the few remaining square-riggers which occasionally were seen during this period. Also the Brava Packets, little sailing passenger ships and a chapter is devoted to the last of the Grand Bankers, the great fishing schooners of yesteryear. Not forgotten are the small colorful 'dude schooners', the windjammers which even today still take vacationers on weekly cruises.
Softcover. Utica NY, North Country Books, reprint, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, pictorial wraps, 155 pages, b&w illustrations. Originally published in 1965 as the initial book published by North Country Books. Rev. Frank Reed lived and worked in lumber camps for many years and was an eyewitness to the changes that occurres in the Adirondacks throughout the middle of the 20th century. Clean copy.
Softcover. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston , 1st, 1982, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 3 Softcover Volumes. Volume 1 - 94 pages. Features:Introduction/Migration and Settlement. Many illustrations in black & white and 8 pages in full color. Covers show light/moderate wear with some soiling to rear cover. Clean, tight copy. Volume 2 - 260 pages. Features: Mentality and Environment. Many illustrations in black & white and 8 pages in full color. Light/moderate wear. Clean, tight copy. Volume 3 - 209 pages. Features: Style. Many illustrations in black & white and 16 pages in full color. Light/moderate wear. Clean, tight copy. All 3 Volumes: Good+ condition.
Hardcover. Boston, Lee and Shepard, 1st, 1893, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 121 pages. Illustrated with numerous drawings and photographs by the author. All edges gilt. Original full dark blue cloth binding. Front board decorated in gold with a design of a overshot water wheel. Exceptional condition, bright and clean.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Unpaginated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white photographs throughout. Clean, toght copy with only light edge wear to dut jacket and cover boards.
Softcover. self-published, 1st, circa 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 48 pages. The author was a traveling salesman and railroad buff. In the course of his work in the 1930s, he had the opportunity to photograph many of the trains he traveled on. The variety of locomotives and the trackside structures captured should make this invaluable to historians and railroad fans.. Also includes 2 carefully drawn maps. Clean copy.
Softcover. Manchester, VT, Friends of Hildene, Inc., 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 280 pages. Softcover. "Vermont and the North Shire in the Civil War". B/w illustrations throughout. Very clean inside and out. From the back cover: "This is the story of the Equinox Guards, who joined to fight for the Union cause in the fall of 1861."
Hardcover. Boston, MA, Little Brown & Company, 1st, 1928, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, light gray cloth with red lettering, 228 pages. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on prelim-page. Slight wear and soil to covers, internally very good
Hardcover. Middletown, CT, Wesleyan University Press, 1st, 1976, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Softcover, 180 pages. b&w illustrations throughout. Brings together for the first time all of Stock's extant papers-his will, one lengthy letter to his brother, various newspaper notices concerning him, and his remarkable journal written sometime after 1846. In addition, it includes reproductions of all known surviving Stock paintings. Green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. yellow pictorial dust jacket, minor wear to spine. Like new. A very nice, clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. Lynchburg VA, TLC Publishing, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, in glossy illustrated paper covered boards. 152 pages illustrated by maps, photographs, some in color, map endpapers. Very nicely produced pictorial but with plenty of text. Clean, bright, sound and unworn. Published without a dustjacket as usual for this publisher. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Shelburne, Vermont, New England Press, 1st, 1993, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 349 pages. Volume I covers Addison Railroad to the Hardwick & Woodbury Railroad, 27 railroads in all. Red cloth covers, gilt titles to spine, dust jacket illustrate with color watercolor by Laura Brown, textured decorated endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w plates. Stapled notes on Addison Railroad included. Very slight rubbing to dust jacket, clean covers, crisp, unmarked pages; a beautiful neat, tight copy in great condition.
Hardcover. Boston, L. C. Page & Co., 1st impression, 1912, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 243 pages, b&w illustrations, illustrated end paper. Gray covers w/ gilt lettering and design. Gilt top edge. Rough-cut pages. Light edge wear to covers. Sticker inside front cover. Else a very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Brattleboro, VT, Stephen Daye Press, 2nd Printing, 1937, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover, 39 pages, dust jacket edge fade and small chunks missing, otherwise, internally very clean and tight.
Hardcover. Rutland, Sharp Offsett Printing, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcovers in bright dustjackets. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Includes parts 1 and 2. Approx. 400 pages. B&W illustrations throughout. Rail map laid-in to part 1. Black pictorial covers. Pen mark on bottom edge of part 2. Overall, a clean, tight set.
St. Johnsbury VT, The Cowles Press, Ltd. Ed., 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth stamped with gilt lettering and design, #286 of 1,000, History of that part of New England known as the "North Country" that is the North of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Signed By Author and inscribed "Sincerely yours" on the front fly leaf. In the days of log drives on the rivers of New England, whenever a riverman was killed on the drive, his comrades hung his spiked boots on a tree to mark the spot. As a youth, Robert Pike spotted such a pair of boots, and from that moment was born his lifelong fascination with the colorful history of the New England logging industry. The dozens of tales he collected are narrated here by 'Old Vern,' a cantankerous backwoods character. Here are legends and wild anecdotes of the loggers and rivermen who worked in the woods and on the Connecticut and Androscoggin Rivers, plying their romantic, dangerous trade in the early part of this century. Previous owner's inscription on inside front cover.
Hardcover. New York, Abbeville Press, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 280 pages. Red cloth cover with embossed title and gilt lettering to spine, acetate-protected color-illustrated dust jacket, 301 illustrations with 100 in full color. Book in excellent condition.
Softcover. Littleton,MA, Flying Yankee Enterprises, 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, color pictorial wrappers, 113 pages. Illustrated by photographs, some in color. More than a pictorial, this is a local history of the Suncook Valley (more or less between Concord and Portsmouth), in southeast New Hampshire, Clean copy.
Lebanon NH, University of New Hampshire Press, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 294 pages, b&w illustrations. Presents a succinct, articulate examination of the work of the pioneering but controversial archaeologist Roland Wells Robbins (1908-1987) and the development of historical archaelogy in America. In 1945, the self-taught Robbins discovered the remains of Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond. He excavated the site, documented his findings, and in 1947 published a short book, Discovery at Walden, about the experience. This project launched Robbins's career in archaeology, restoration, and reconstruction, and he went on to excavate at a number of New England iron works and other sites, including the Philipsburg Manor Upper Mills in New York, Stawbery Banke in New Hampshire, and Shadwell, Thomas Jefferson's Virginia birthplace. Although lacking academic training, Robbins quickly developed remarkably sophisticated techniques for the period. However, his "pick and shovel" methods were considered suspect and increasingly frowned upon by the emerging American historical archaeological establishment. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Doubleday, 3rd pr., 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 527 pages, b&w illustrations. No one predicted success for Henry Ward Beecher at his birth in 1813. The blithe, boisterous son of the last great Puritan minister, he seemed destined to be overshadowed by his brilliant siblings--especially his sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe, who penned the century's bestselling book Uncle Tom's Cabin. But when pushed into the ministry, the charismatic Beecher found international fame by shedding his father Lyman's Old Testament-style fire-and-brimstone theology and instead preaching a New Testament-based gospel of unconditional love and healing, becoming one of the founding fathers of modern American Christianity. By the 1850s, his spectacular sermons at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights had made him New York's number one tourist attraction, so wildly popular that the ferries from Manhattan to Brooklyn were dubbed "Beecher Boats." SIGNED BY APPLEGATE on the half-title page. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Salem MA, Marine Research Society, 1st, 1923, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, large paper edition, dark blue cloth with moire pattern, leather label on spine with gilt lettering. One of 84 numbered large paper copies with additional print of William Burges' view of Boston harbor on fine paper as a second frontispiece. 394 pages with approximately 50 b&w plates and maps. Contains accounts of the beginnings of English piracy and the famed pirates Dixey Bull, John Rhodes, Thomas Pound, William Kidd, John Quelch, Samuel Bellamy, John Phillips, and Henry Morgan, among others. Minor wear to corners, top of spine. Light scatch to front cover. No markings.
Hardcover. Chevy Chase MD, Posterity Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 261 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. Meticulously researched account of the life of the prominent New England physician and churchman. Foreword by the Most Reverend Frank T. Griswold, with a preface by the Reverend Charles H. Clark. Slight cocking to front panel. Minor rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket. Unmarked. A bright and clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1950, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 248 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Wear to dust jacket edges. Clipping to dust jacket folds. Previous owners inscription and minor soiling to front flyleaf. Some rubbing to dust jacket front and rear covers. Light foxing to fore edge of text block. Inside clean and unmarked. A tight copy.
Hardcover. South Windsor, CT, Barney E. Daley, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 300+ pages. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Bound in green cloth; gilt lettering & design on spine and front cover. From the introduction (Evan Lawn): "Whether one reads straight through or reads here and there in a checkered fashion, every reader will enjoy meeting Barney. ...And if the reader happens to be an historian, these memoirs will be prized as a treasure trove of living information about rural, daily life before electricity and indoor plumbing."