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A Memorial of Christopher Columbus From the City of Boston in Honor of His Discovery of America, City of Boston - SIGNED BY A CITY COUNCILMAN IN 1893
1 A Memorial of Christopher Columbus From the City of Boston in Honor of His Discovery of America City of Boston - SIGNED BY A CITY COUNCILMAN IN 1893
Boston, MA, U. S. A. Order of the City Council 1893 Hard Copy Very Good+ No Jacket as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Local Official
Printed by Order of the City Council at the Press of Rockwell & Churchill, Boston, 1893. 71 pages. Signed on a front free page by a city councilman as follows: "Compliments, of Councilman Seth P. Smith Aug. 8, 1893". First Edition. Book is in Very Good+ condition: edge wear; corners bumped and lightly worn; light discoloration. Gilt design and print on boards and spine are bright; binding is tight and pages are clean. Contents are: Anniversary Celebration; Exercises at Boston Theatre; Oration by Prof. John Fiske; Appendix - Details of the Procession. Includes 7 full-page b/w illustrations: portrait of Columbus and photographs taken on or about Columbus Day in 1893 of a Statue of Columbus; City Hall; Faneuil Hall, Old State House Front; Old State House Rear; Boston Theatre Interior. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Connecticut Town Origins: Their Names, Boundaries, Early Histories and First Families Sellers, Helen Earle
Stonington, CT, U.S.A. Pequot Press 1964 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Pequot Press, Stonington, CT, 1964. 96 pages. Soft cover. Book is in Very Good condition: light cover wear and edge wear. From the Preface: This book "will certainly further strengthen the growing interest in our historic past. But it will also satisfy lively curiosity about the beginnings of our towns and answer endless questions about the local Indian tribes and the founding families of each community. It also throws new light on the current political issues raised by our distinctive form of local township government." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Drop By Drop: The Loctite Story 1953-1980 Grant, Ellsworth
Loctite Corporation 1983 Hard Copy Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Loctite Corporation, 1983. Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: rubbing and some tiny chips on edges; small tear on front fold. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 Grandfather Todd of Old Cape Cod Hanson, Joseph E.
New York, New York, U.S.A. David McKay Company 1959 1st Edition Hard Copy Very Good Fair to Poor 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Porter, Jean Inscribed By Author
David McKay Co., New York, 1959. Inscribed by author of front free end page as follows: "For David Morris hoping he has a Happy Birthday and finds the true magic of Cape Cod [signed] His friend the author Joseph E. Hanson". 1st edition. Book is in Very Good condition: gift inscription to prior owner underneath the author's inscription; light wear on edges and corners; slight fading on edges; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean. Dust jacket is in Fair to Poor condition: it is intact but has tears and chips, some of which are large, and rubbing; price-clipped. Illustrated by Jean Porter. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Homage to New England McCord, David
Sturbridge, MA, U.S.A. Old Sturbridge Village 1961 Soft Cover Very Good 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA, 1961. Softcover. Book is in Very Good condition: tear on front cover; edge wear. 20 pages. Oblong pamphlet measuring about 5-1/2 inches high by about 8 inches wide. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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6 My Time in Vermont Leete, Delbert A.
Wells River, VT Self-published 2004 1591967929 / 9781591967927 Stated First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Self-published, Wells River, VT, 2004. Soft cover. Signed by author on title page. (Flat-signed, meaning that only the author's signature appears; there is no inscription to any person.) Stated first edition of 500 copies. Book is in Very Good+ condition: slight edge wear; no creasing on spine. Chapter titles are: Leete Name and Grandparents; The Move to Boltonville; Boltonville School; Life in the '40s on the Farm; Starting Out Married Life; Moving to the Old Miller Farm; Building the Barn; Water Wells and Stories; History in the Late 1950s and '60s; Conventions and Stories; Right-of-way for Interstate 91; Short Stories; Buying Tractors and Cattle; Traveling and Short Stories; Building the Truck Stop and Landfill; Alaska; More Short Stories; House in Florida and Sugaring; My Time in Vermont; and Bibliography. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 New England Wild Places Tougias, Michael - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
North Attleborough, MA, USA Covered Bridge Press 1997 0924771887 / 9780924771880 Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
247 pages. Signed by author on title page (flat-signed, meaning that only the author's signature apperas; there is no inscription to any person). The following subtitle appears on the cover, but not on the title page: Journeys Through the Back Country. Book is in Very Good+ condition: wear at top of spine; front cover curling lightly; sticker on front cover that has "Autographed" preprinted on it. From the jacket: "For those who love our region's woods, rivers and backcountry, armchair explorer and active outdoor enthusiast alike New England Wild Places combines the engaging reading of a travelogue with the peculiarity of a guidebook. Ranging from the Northern Forests of Maine to the wilds of Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts, veteran outdoorsman Michael Tougias entertains and informs while taking you on 14 fascinating journeys. He retraces the paths of Thoreau and other explorers, weaving in their history and adventures along with his own observations and encounters. And with his reverence for nature, Tougias adds another dimension to his journeys, making them adventures of the spirit as well as the senses." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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8 Saga of Pomperaug Plantation, 1673-1973: Southbury Tercentennial, Southbury, Connecticut Southbury Tercentennial Committee
Southbury, CT, U.S.A. Southbury Tercentennial Committee 1973 Hard Copy Near Fine Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Southbury Tercentennial Committee, Southbury, CT, 1973. Book is in Near Fine condition: slight discoloration on fore edge. Cellophane jacket is in Good condition: large chips and tears along top and bottom edges. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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9 Something Personal: True and Intimate Tales of Life in Connecticut Bloom, Larry
West Hartford, CT, U.S.A. Northeast Press 1988 0962136808 / 9780962136801 Stated 1st Edition/Stated 1st Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Northeast Press, West Hartford, CT, 1988. Inscribed by author on half-title page as follows: "To Steve & Judy, Best wishes Larry 11/8/88". Stated first edition/stated first printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: very slight edge wear; apparently unread (spine not creased). From the reverse side of the title page: "These essays appeared in slightly different form under the column title 'Sunday Punch' in Northeast, the Sunday Magazine of The Hartford Courant." 
Price: 14.50 USD
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10 Talking About Connecticut: Oral History in the Nutmeg State Stave, Bruce M.; Sutherland, John F., Editors
Apparently Self-Published 1985 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Apparently self-published, Connecticut, 1985. Soft cover. Book is in Very Good condition: 2 small chips on edges; light circular stain on front cover; writing on reverse side of title page; otherwise all pages are clean and bright. Chapters include how to make an oral history as well as Connecticut oral histories. The Connecticut oral histories included are: "Keeping Time: An Oral History of Clockmaking - Thomaston Public Library"; "Making Hartford Home: An Oral History of 20th Century Ethnic Development in Connecticut's Capitol City"; "Of Mills and Memories: Labor - Management Interdependence in the Cheney Silk Mills"; "Pro Bono Publico: Voices of Connecticut's Political Women, 1915-1945". 
Price: 18.00 USD
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11 The Bay Boy; or the Autobiography of a Youth of Massachusetts Bay: Sketches From an Unpublished Eighteenth-Century Novel Tyler, Royall; Wright, Martha R., Editor - FIRST EDITION SIGNED BY EDITOR
Hicksville, New York, U.S.A. Exposition Press 1978 0682491802 / 9780682491808 Stated 1st Edition Hard Copy Good+ Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Bachman, Timothy Signed by Editor
Exposition Press, Hicksville, NY, 1978. Signed by editor, Martha R. Wright on title page (flat-signed, meaning that only the author's signature apears; there is no inscription to any person). Stated 1st edition. Book is in Good+ condition: damp-stained on front and rear boards and end pages and bottom margin of last few pages; corners bumped; inscription on front free end page; binding is tight and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket in Good+ condition: two large chips on bottom; not price-clipped. From the dust jacket: "For several years before his death in 1826, Royall Tyler was writing The Bay Boy, his autobiographical novel, which lay unfinished and untouched formany years among his voluminous papers. It was not until 1964 taht these writings, long in the custody of the Vermont Historical Society, were made available to qualified scholars. Martha Wright, a longtime admirer of Tyler, upon discovering this delightful novel, sought and was granted permission to publish it. Carefully edited, with onnly slight changes, The Bay Boy is faithfully presented as it was found -- incomplete but an incomparable picture of colonial America. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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12 The Government of the People in the State of Connecticut Douglas, Charles Henry
New York, New York, U.S.A. Hinds, Hayden & Eldredge 1926 Revised Edition Hard Copy Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Hinds, Hayden & Eldredge, New York, 1926. Revised and rewritten by Lewis Sprague Mills in 1917. Affixed to the rear paste down is a fold-out map of the State of Connecticut dated April 1, 1926 which is coded to show state forests and state parks. Book is in Very Good condition: bumped corners and lightly cocked spine. Contents are for schrool grades 1 to 7. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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13 Wapping Five Corners: A History of Wapping Community Church Watson, Lois Foster
Privately Published 1992 Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Privately published, 1992. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "To Gail & Chuck with love Lois". 75 pages. Includes 34 illustrations which are mostly b/w photographs of churches and other structures. Soft cover. Book is in Very Good+ condition: very light corner wear. Primarily a history of the church in Wapping, which is a part of South Windsor in north central Connecticut, and also includes historical information about East Windsor and South Windsor areas of Connecticut. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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