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Historical Sketches of Old Orchard:. and the Shores of Saco Bay, Biddeford Pool, Old Orchard Beach, Pine Point and Prout's Neck. Enlarged Edition.

Boston: C.H. Woodman & Co., 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. Includes at rear an ad for the "'American' or Thomson-Houston System of Electric Lighting." and makes the claim that: "A Central Lighting Station for supplying Electric Lights for Old Orchard Beach was built here last Summer, with a capacity or 100 lights, 50 of which were distributed along the beach front, making The Most Perfect Display of Electric Lights on any Beach along the Atlantic Coast." Williamson 5531. Overall, a handsome copy of this scarce volume. Very Good+. No DJ. Light shelf/edge wear (focused at head, heel and tips, light toning at spine and endpages, small tear at mount point of fold-out plate, else tight, bright and unmarred. Rust cloth boards, gilt lettering, in blind decorative elements, frontispiece, tissueguard. 12mo. 103pp. plus 12 pages of ads throughout and at end. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Chromolithographic plates (frontispiece and 22.5 inch by 9.75 inch color folding plate "Balloon View of Saco Bay"). Item #3565

Price: $450.00