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THE BUILDING OF THE CAPE COD CANAL 1627-1914, based on a dissertation by William James Reid for the Boston University Graduate School
Privately Printed; 1961. xv+131pp. Hardover, no dj. First Edition. lllustrated with fold out map and b/w photographs. VG+ condition, clean and tight, inside and out. Green cloth, gilt; boards very lightly rubbed. "Three hundred years of dreams have culminated in this picture (the gray superstructure of the Sagamore Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal) ...the practical factors of national defense and world trade have given it a deeper significance to those who know its history. In its story the dreamers are many; the doers are two - August Belmont and the United States Army Corps of Engineers; but all have their place in making the dream of a Cape Cod Canal come true."
Waltham, MA:Published by the Author. (1973). xii+147+(3)pp index. Illustrated. Wrps. Covers lightly soiled, otherwise a very good, clean copy.
THE HAMLINS OF NEW ENGLAND. DESCENDENTS OF JAMES AND ANNA HAMLIN BARNSTABLE COUNTY MASSACHSETTS 1639-1936
Privately Printed (by the Mosher Press, Portland Maine). 1936.1st edition. 65pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Red boards lightly soiled and shelfworn along edges. Gilt on spine slightly dulled. Internally, end pages age toned, with a local historical society bookplate to inside front board as well as a previous owners name/date inked to 1st free endpage. Otherwise pages clean. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good copy.
THE HISTORY OF NANTUCKET. BEING A COMPENDIOUS ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE ISLAND BY THE ENGLISH TOGETHER WITH THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE WHALE FISHERY; AND OTHER HISTORICAL FACTS RELATIVE TO SAID ISLAND AND ITS INHABITANTS. In Two Parts.
With a Concise Statement of Prominent Events From 1835-1880 by William C. Macy. Mansfield:Macy and Pratt. 1880. 2nd edition. 213pp. Illustrated with map as frontispiece and whale print. Hardcover. Green boards soiled and shelfworn along edges and spine ends worn with some chipping. Edge points bumped and worn to boards. Internally, end pages age toned but free of previous owners marks or signatures. Pages throughout are clean but darkened with age. The binding is tight and hinges intact. Overall, a very good solid copy.
(Burlington, VT):Verve Editions. (1999). 1st edition, signed by the author on the verso of the 1st free end-page. 64pp. Illustrated by the author. Hardcover with dust jacket. A fine copy with a fine dust jacket. *This colorful book is an endearing visual description of one of the nation's most eclectic towns by a resident whose specialty is humorous art--a medium that actually does justice to Provincetown. It's filled with inside jokes (the man who applauded for hours at nothing; the harbormaster who dived off the wharf after his false teeth, which fell out when he was arguing with some tourists), and gossip about the celebrities who have lived in P'town (Sinclair Lewis, Tennessee Williams, Jackson Pollock, Norman Mailer). The History of Provincetown is dedicated "to those who came, couldn't park, and left." -- Boston Magazine, June 1999
THE NANTUCKET SCRAP BASKET. Being A Collection of Characteristic Stories and Sayings of the People of the Town and Islands of Nantucket, Massachusetts
Nantucket:The Inquirer and Mirror Press. 1916. 1st edition. xii+183pp. Illustrated with photographs. Hardcover. Blue boards lightly soiled and shelfworn, with wear along edges and spine ends. White print on spine strip is dulled but bright on front cover. Internally, end-pages are age-toned with a previous owners name and date inked to verso of frontispiece, otherwise clean. The binding is tight with hinges intact. A very good copy.
New York:Alfred A. Knopf. 1991. 191pp. First edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is lightly worn at the edges and spine with only some very minor soiling to the covers. Book itself is only mildly shelf-worn. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good copy.
New York:The Dial Press. 1942. 1st edition. 372pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Blue boards lightly soiled and shelfworn with wear along edges, spine ends and edge points. Page edges lightly soiled. Internally, mapped end-papers and half title page are age-toned but otherwise clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight with hinges intact. The dust jacket is still in one piece but with many repairs with tape on verso. Overall, it is heavily shelfworn, with many chips and tears to edges and folds.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V CERTAIN LANDS IN THE TOWNS OF SANDWICH AND BOURNE Morton J., and a Jury PROCEEDINGS FOR THE CONDEMNATION OF THE BOSTON, CAPE COD AND NEW YORK CANAL
Boston: NP. Circa 1919. 820pp+18pp (Index). Leather flexible covers, with title embossed on front cover, with overall wear especially at all edges. Previous owners name on the 2nd free end-page, otherwise the pages are clean and bright.
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