1797 Holographic Deed:. Transferring D. Conant Property in Portland.
1797. Unique Item. Broadside. Primary reference point is "standing in the center of the road leading to Mr. Longfellow's". A handsome example. Light even age toning, ink measurement notations across top of sheet. Approx. 12x14" Item #4718
The Beauties of Portland and Scenic Gems of Casco Bay.
Portland, ME: G.W. Morris, [circa 1895]. Hardcover. Owner inscription on ffep indicates it was purchased April 5, 1895. Wonderful period ads throughout. Overall, a very presentable copy. Light/moderate shelf/edge wear, fraying at head and heel, tips through, joints starting, else tight, bright and unmarred. Rust cloth boards, silver gilt lettering... Item #3587
Charter and Ordinances of the City of Saco:. Together with the Municipal Court and Amendments Thereto and Other Matters of General Information.
Biddeford, ME: Times Book and Job Print, 1892. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Light shelf/edge wear, touch of warp to front board, light sunning to spine, front joint split, staples at spine exposed (staple bound under cloth), small moisture stain near head, else tight, bright and unmarred. Black cloth boards, gilt... Item #4450
City of Portland - Commercial Center of the State:. Gateway to the Famous Summer Resorts of Maine - Illustrated with Twelve Full-Page Photo-Engraving.
Portland, ME: Lakeside Press & Photo-Engraving Co. 1892. First Edition. Original Wraps. Presented by . Photographs from Ye Longfellow Gallery. Quite scarce in such exceptional condition. Hint of soiling at wraps, small spot of sticker lift at rear, else tight, bright and unmarred. Pictorial wraps in burgundy and blue ink... Item #4711
Collections of the Maine Historical Society:. Volume 3 of the First Series [Containing History of Scarborough, from 1633 to 1783].
Portland, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. This volume contains the 237 page History of Scarborough, from 1633 to 1783 by William S. Southgate and includes two fold-out maps. Southgate's work is widely considered one of the great town histories of Maine. The volume also includes a "History... Item #3577
Constitution for the State of Maine: Formed in Convention,. at Portland, 29th of October, A.D. 1819, AND OF THE Independence of the United States the Forty-third, And recommended to the People for their adoption in town meetings, on the sixth of December.
Portland [ME]: Francis Douglas, 1819. First Edition. Original Stringbound Wraps. Noyes 862. Very scarce in this form. Overall, a handsome copy. Light shelf/edge wear, small moisture stain at front, light toning/soiling to wraps, discrete notation at front, else tight and unmarred. Unbound, as issued by printer. 8vo. 28pp. Item #6374
The Constitution of the State of Maine and That of the United States:. Published for the Use of Schools, By Order of the Legislature.
Portland, ME: Todd and Smith, 1825. First Edition Thus (presumed). Hardcover. Overall, a rather handsome copy of a scarce early Maine/statehood volume. Light shelf/edge wear, minor chips in paper on boards, several small ink stains, ffep/rfep missing at joints, even toning throughout, very minor foxing, minor pencil notation at pastedowns... Item #4372
The Constitution of the State of Maine,. and that of the United States; With Marginal References: Containing the Census of the Several Towns & Plantations in Maine in 1830.
Portland, ME: Todd and Holder, 1831. First Edition. Hardcover. One of 300 copies, printed before Statehood, for members of the Maine Legislature. (Williamson, 6031). A handsome copy of this rather scarce volume. Minor shelf/edge wear, residue of an ownership plate at front pastedown, small ownership stamp at rfep, hint of... Item #6309
History of Penobscot County, Maine:. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches.
Cleveland, OH: Williams, Chase & Co. 1882. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Well crafted text richly illlustrated with steel-plate engravings. Noted flaws notwithstanding, a handsome copy of this rather uncommon edition. Light shelf wear, boards through at fore-edge, closed split at bottom of front hinge, endpages evenly toned, sporadic ghost images... Item #3560
History of York County, Maine :. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Philadelphia: Everts & Peck/Lippincott Press, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Well crafted text richly illlustrated with steel-plate engravings. Overall, a handsome copy of this rather uncommon edition. Light shelf/edge wear, three tips and area of bottom board through, touch of soiling at title page, minor rubbing at spine, small nick at... Item #3558
Journal of Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of Delegates, Chosen to Revise the Constitution of Massachusetts, Begun and Holden at Boston, November 15, 1820, and Continued By Adjournment to January 9, 1821. Reported for the Boston Daily Advertiser. [Seperation: Massachusetts loses Maine].
Boston: Daily Advertiser, 1821. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Bears the ownership mark of noted Mass. Judge Daniel Coney (1752-1842). "This report of the proceeding and debated in the Convention, was made for the Boston Daily Advertiser by the editor of that paper, who was a member of the Convention, assisted... Item #6298
Laws of the State of Maine:. To Which are Prefixed the Constitution of the U. States and of Said State, In Two Volumes With Appendix (N.B. Includes the 1831 Volume Three).
Bruswick, ME: J. Griffin, 1821. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume Three, published by Thomas Todd, Portland, in 1831, is included and makes this set complete. V.3 includes 3 np pages, Index to the Appendix; Statement of Veracity, and Errata. American Imprints 5916 (first two volumes); Vol. III not located in Imprints... Item #2741
Laws of the State of Maine:. To Which Are Prefixed the Constitution of the U. States and of Said State, With an Appendix.
Portland, ME: William Hyde/Goodale, Glazier & Co. 1822. First Edition. Full Leather. This volume follows J. Griffin's Laws of Maine (1821). Overall, a handsome copy of this early and important work. Light shelf wear, small chip at heel, upper corners gently bumped, light toning at text block edges, upper corner... Item #3682
Augusta, ME: Sprague, Owen & Nash, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Nice fold-out charts of the House and Sentate chambers with "who sits where" notations. A handsome copy of a reaonsably uncommon volume. Minor shelf/edge wear, hint of sunning at spine, gilt at spine lightly toned, light foxing at preliminaries, small... Item #4685
Boston, MA: A. Greenough & Co. nd [circa 1900]. Original Wraps. Very nice copy of period "urban" Biddeford/Saco. Moderate shelf/edge wear, light rubbing to wraps, light toning to first fold, else bright and clean. Printed cloth-backed paper wraps, black ink lettering and decorative elements. 16mo. Approx. 28"x16" Item #4370
Memorial of the European and North American Railway Company of Maine:. Map and Supporting Text.
Washington DC: Gov. Printing Office, 1865. First Edition Thus. Disbound. A handsome copy of this early Gov. issue map. Disbound, light toning, small closed tear in map near binding tab (not to border), else clean. 8vo. 37pp plus map. 31"x25" (b/w). Item #4366
New York: G.W. Morris, nd [circa 1898]. First Edition. Original Wraps. A very handsome copy of this wonderful collection of images...seldom found in such a state. Closed split at heal in the paper wraps, light even toning to wraps, else tight, bright and unmarred. Cream paper wraps, gilt lettering and... Item #4458
Portland Maine and What I Saw There:. A City of 70,000 Souls, Throned on Hills and Sea Surrounded - Fifteenth Edition Improved by New Plates and Text.
Portland, ME: Chisholm Brothers, 1923. First Edition Thus. Original Wraps. One page of text, 31 pages of plates (captioned). Overall, a very presentable copy. Light shelf/edge wear, light toning/soiling to wraps, light creasing to front wraps, else tight, bright and unmarred. Color pictorial wraps. Oblong 8vo. np [approx. 32pp]. Illus... Item #4716
The Portland Suburban Directory: Cape Elizabeth & Scarboro Directory 1929-30:. Vol. IX.
Portland, ME: Crowley & Lunt, 1929. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. A rather scarce copy of this proto-telephone/business directory. A wonderful directory of period businesses, richly illustrated. Light shelf/edge wear, through at tips, else tight, bright and unmarred. 663pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #4709
The Rumford Falls Line and the Rangeley Lakes Resorts:. [Map: Portland & Rumford Falls Railway and Connections].
Boston, MA: R.A. Supply, 1902. First Edition Thus. Original Wraps. Impaired copy. Quite presentable copy of map with nice images supporting text of the Rangley area. Soft crease in front wrap, map repaired with mending tape, page 11/12 missing at gutter, else tight, bright and unmarred. Grey/green paper wraps, black... Item #4367
Statement of the Standing and Condition of the Maine Savings Bank, Portland, January 12, 1885.
Portland, ME: Maine Savings Bank, 1885. Pamphlet. Maine Savings Bank is now TDBanknorth. An interesting bit of Portland's business past. Light wear, folding creases, several small closed tears carfully repaired, else bright and clean. Large 8vo broadside. Blank ink lettering on off-white paper. Item #4376
Portland, ME: C.S. Woolworth & Company, nd [circa 1900]. First Edition Thus. Original Wraps. Approximately 48 images of Portland and the vicinity. A reasonably scarce iteration from the "Views of Portland" family. Overall, a lovely copy. Light toning to first and last page, minor shelf/edge wear, bottom corner very gently... Item #4717
Portland, ME: Chilholm Bros. nd. [circa 1880]. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. An impaired, but rather uncommon collection of early images (near-photographic illustrations) of Portland, ME and its surroundings (buildings, monuments, parks, street settings, etc.). Light shelf/edge wear, light rubbing to front board, spine reinforced with Japanese mending paper, textblock hinge... Item #4373