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The History and Antiquities of Boston the Capital of Massachuestts and Metropolis of New England, from its Settlement in 1630, to the Year 1770. Also, An Introductory History of the Discovery and Settlement of New England. With Notes, Critical and Illustrative.

Boston: Luthur Stevens, 1856. First Edition. Originally issued in sixteen parts from 1852 to 1856 "He was fond of literary pursuits, and in 1828 he went to Boston, where he established an antiquarian bookstore — the first of its kind in the United States — and devoted himself to the study of early United States history. He continued to do business as a bookseller and publisher during his life," [Howes D-475; Sabin 20872]
Richly illustrated with steel plate engravings and woodcuts, three foldout plates, several full page and dozens of in-text. Light shelf/edge wear, hinges cracked buy tight, minor wear on some plate pages that extended beyond the textblock, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Halfbound, brown leather spine and tips, four raised bands, black textured cloth boards, pink endpages, foldout plates, tissueguards. Small 4to. 840pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Index. Item #10706

Price: $750.00

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