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BOOKS

The Mentor, 1922. Tan cloth covered boards, 12 Volumes bound as 1. January has "The Story of Gold". February has "The Lure of the South Seas". March has "The Romance of Rare Books". April has "Chemistry in Everyday Life". May has "Moliere, Master Playwright". June has "Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellers" and a great article about Indian Blankets. July has "Girdling The Globe", Sailing the Globe, Cables, etc. August has "Some Famous Vagabonds". September has "Poe, The Haunted Poet". October has "Labor in Art". November has "From Capetown to Cairo", also Picturesque Mexico. December has "Luxury Number - Perfume, Pearls, Silks, Enamels, Jade - Fine Dress". Each month issue is approximately 50 pages and full of interesting articles, most of which are related to the main topic of the month. Also, there are many advertisements. The entire book is in good to very good condition. The one negative is that a coupon has been clipped out of page 45/46 in the December volume. It is an ad for the Miller System of Correct English; verso is an ad for Colgate's Perfumes. PRICE: $40


The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare With A Biographical Introduction By Henry Glassford Bell. A Complete And Accurate Version From The Most Approved Texts. New York, Wm. L. Allison Company, nd (c1890). Half leather boards with gilt stamping on front and spine, xlxi, 995 pages plus plates based on engravings by Anderson, marbled edges; decorated end papers; 9 ¾ x 7 ½ inches. Shakespeare's Will included in introductory material. There is a plate with most of the plays and some have more than one. Condition: cover worn, top of spine missing, hinges split at top (taped), owner's name on 2nd front end paper, owner has annotated the table of contents but not the main texts (the TOC omits the Sonnets - which are in the book), slight browning throughout. PRICE: SOLD!


"Biographical Directory Of The American Congress 1774 - 1961, The Continental Congress September 5, 1774 To October 21, 1788 and The Congress Of The United States From The First To The Eighty-Sixth Congress March 4, 1789 To January 1, 1961, Inclusive". United States Government Printing Office, 1961. Brown cloth boards with gilt titles on front and spine and gilt emblem on front; 1863 pages plus 4 plates - 2 aeriel photos of the Capitol and interior photos of the Senate and House Chambers; 11 ½ x 9 ½ inches. Condition: Covers shelf worn, corners bumped, scratch on front cover. Title page is wrinkled, but not torn. The binding is tight. PRICE: $25.


"A Memorial To Henry Cabot Lodge". "Henry Cabot Lodge, 1850 - 1924, Statesman, Scholar, Orator, Author, Massachusetts House Of Representatives 1880 - 1881, National House Of Representatives 1887 - 1894, United States Senate 1894 - 1924". This book accounts the events related to the unveiling of the memorial bronze statue on the west lawn of the State House Grounds October 26, 1932. Printed by the Jordan & More Press, Boston. Blue cloth with gilt title on front and spine; deckled fore edges; 49 pages; 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches. Condition: light smudge on blank back of photo of The Honorable Chester I. Campbell, slight browning. PRICE: $10.


"Ireland's Fight For Freedom, Setting Forth the High Lights of Irish History" by George Creel. Illustrated. New York and London, Harper & Brothers, 1919. Olive green cloth with black titles stamped on front and spine; xiv, 199 pages; 7 ¾ x 5 inches. Condition: shelf wear, corners and edges bumped, slight browning throughout, foxing. PRICE: $10.


"History Of Catholicity In Haverhill" published by St. James' Parish on the occasion of the Consecration of the Church, September 9, 1900. Light green cloth cover with gilt stamping on front; decorated endpapers; 100 pages plus xliv pages of ads; 9 ½ x 6 ¼ inches. This is an interesting book on the history of Haverhill. There are lots of photos and 44 pages of ads from local business people and firms. Condition: cover worn, corners and edges bumped, slight browning throughout. PRICE: $10.


"The Bells And Other Poems" by Katherine S. Nichols. Edward S. Nichols Printer and Publisher, Haverhill, Mass., 1889. First Edition. Dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt title on front; 175 pages; 7 x 5 5/8 inches. This is a nice book by an under appreciated poet. This could be a rather scarce book. Condition: very good, cover shelf worn, slight browning throughout. Binding is tight. PRICE: $25.


"Son Of New England, James Jackson Storrow, 1864 - 1926" by Henry Greenleaf Pearson. Boston, 1932. Copyright by Helen Osborn Storrow. Printed by Thomas Todd Company, Boston. I believe this is the First Edition. Green silky cloth cover with gilt stamping on front and spine; top edge gilt; v, 292 pages including index plus 32 pages of illustrations; 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches. Page 285 is a fold out genealogy family tree. Biography of the man for whom Storrow Drive in Boston is named. Condition: cover shelf worn, slight browning throughout. PRICE: $10.


“The Shell Guide To Britain” edited by Geoffrey Boumphrey. New York, Hawthorn Books, First Edition, May, 1964. Printed in England. With dust jacket. Pictorial cloth covered boards with titles on front and spine; ribbon page marker; both pastedowns are brown with maps showing county groups; xxxii, 808 pages including maps and index plus color plate by a weel known artist in each of the 48 sections; 8 ¾ x 5 ¾ inches. The artists are: Richard Eurich (3), Thomas Swimmer (4), David Gentleman (3), John Nash (2), Keith Grant (2), Keith Shackleton, Barbara Jones, Rowland Hilder (5), S. R. Badmin (5), Walter Hoyle, John Elwyn (2), John Aldridge (3), Kenneth Rowntree (2), John O’Connor, Edgar Ainsworth (2), Barry Driscoll (3), Ian Henderson, Julian Trevelyan (2), Derek Hyatt, Claud Harrison, Leonard Rosoman (2), and Maurice Wilson. Condition: DJ has dings, small tears at top of spine and crease on inner front flap. Not price clipped. Book is clean, very good. The binding is tight. PRICE: $15.


Herbert F. Schiffer. The Mirror Book, English, American & European. Exton, PA, Schiffer, 1983. Gilt decorated brown boards, DJ, 256 pages, 12 ½ x 9 ½ inches. Mirrors dating from Egypt’s New Kingdom, circa 1300 B. C., through the Art Nouveau movement at the beginning of the twentieth century A. D. are arranged in chronological groups to demonstrate the gradual development of artistic styles. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good condition. PRICE: $40


John Greenleaf Whittier. "Whittier, Early Poems". New York, Syndicated Trading Company, no date given. No edition stated. Nicely decorated white cloth covers with silver decoration on spine and front cover. 205 pages, 7 ¾ x 5 ½ inches. Condition: slight foxing of cover, owners inscription on ffep. PRICE: $5


Samuel T. Pickard. "Whittier-Land". Here is a nice copy of "Whittier-Land, A Handbook of North Essex, Containing Many Anecdotes of and Poems by John Greenleaf Whittier Never Before Collected" by Samuel T. Pickard, Illustrated with Map and Engravings. Houghton-Mifflin, The Riverside Press, Boston and New York, 1904. Green cloth with gilt decoration on spine and front cover. Pages, xi, 160, plus a four page list of the works of Whittier. 7 ½ x 5 inches. Condition: front cover bubbled, owners inscription on ffep, shelf wear. PRICE: $5


Priscilla Sawyer Lord and Daniel J. Foley. "The Folk Arts and Crafts of New England". Chilton Books, Philadelphia and New York, 1965, 1st edition stated. Tan cloth with black title on spine. Brown plain paper dust jacket has price intact on front flap. Pages: xix, 281 including the index. 12 x 9 ½ inches. Condition: DJ has tear on upper back, previous owner's initials on front pastedown, and book is slightly bowed. PRICE: SOLD!




"The Poetical and Prose Works of Oliver Goldsmith with Life". including Engravings on Steel". Gall & Inglis, Edingburgh and London, no date. Leather cover with embossed fan and leaf design, gilt title on spine and front cover, aeg. Internal text pages have pictorial frames. Pages: xv, 560, plus plates. 7 ½ x 5 ¼ inches. Condition: Cover worn with tears at corners and spine, previous owner's signature on back of frontispiece, some staining to interior pages primarily near edges, some foxing, front hinge broken. PRICE: $5
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  “The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A Manual For The Use Of The General Court For 1967 - 1968”.  Boston, Wright & Potter, 1967.   Signed for the collector by the then Secretary of the Commonwealth, John F. X. Davoren.   Black cloth covered boards with gilt cover and spine titles; 820 pages with index; 6 ½ x 4 ¼.   Note that Kevin White is listed as the Secretary of the Commonwealth in this book, but he resigned his position December 20, 1967.  The Office was filled by election by the Legislature of John F.X. Davoren on December 20, 1967; and on November 3, 1970, Mr. Davoren was elected to a four-year term.  Condition:  very good, owner’s name on front free paste down along with the inscription.
Price: SOLD!

  “Historic Storms Of New England.  Its Gales, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Great Snow Storms, Rains, Freshets, Floods, Droughts, Cold Winters, Hot Summers, Avalanches, Earthquakes, Dark Days, Comets, Aurora-Borealis, Phenomena In The Heavens, Wrecks Along The Coast, With Incidents and Anecdotes, Amusing and Pathetic” by Sidney Perley.  Salem, The Salem Press, 1891.  First edition.  Two-tone green cloth covered boards with gilt stamping on spine; x, 341pages; 8 ¾ x 6 3/8 inches.     Condition: Cover worn, hinges broken, binding shaken, owner’s name on front free pastedown.  Chapter I starts on page 3 , there is no page 1-2 so it must be missing.  A great gift for the weather buff.
Price: SOLD!

  “Atlantic Highway” by Warren Armstrong, with twenty plates in half-tone.   London, George G. Harrap, 1961.  First edition.  Red cloth covered boards with black stamping on spine, 239 pages plus 20 plates, 8 ½ x 5 ¾ inches.   No dj.  The author brings to life the huge ships that have plied the Atlantic for trade, defense, and passenger travel. It also considers the role of air travel in the 1960’s. The story is exciting, dramatic and factual, charting the history of this sea route from the British Sirius to Cunard's Britannia to the S. S. France.  The last 11 pages are an index of ships.  Condition: Cover slightly worn, interior fine.
Price: $5

  “The Book Nobody Knows” by Bruce Barton.   Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1926.   Brown cloth covered boards with gilt stamping on front, 306 pages, 8 ¼ x 5 ½ inches.   This book is about the Bible.  It has eight chapters, and each is prefaced by a list of questions, ranging from 9 to 15, testing the readers knowledge of the Bible.  Condition: Cover worn and stained, corners bumped, owner’s signature on front free paste down.
Price: SOLD!

  “Calvanism, An Address Delivered At St. Andrews, March 17, 1871 By James Anthony Froude, M. A.”  New York, Charles Scribner, 1871.   Unstated first edition.  Brick cloth covered boards with gilt stamping on front, 47 pages, 7 7/8 x 6 inches.   Condition: Cover worn and stained, corners bumped, interior show some water stain along spine bottom, some foxing, owners’ signatures and notary public embossed stamp on tp, pencil mark on the bottom of page 5, 3 sheets (pages 43 – 47) each have one tear that just touches the text.
Price: $5


  “The Great Cathedrals And Most Celebrated Churches Of The World. Giving Their Founders, Patrons, Builders, And Architects, With A Complete History Of Each Up To Our Times; Also, A Description Of Their Different Styles Of Architecture, And The Sculptures, Paintings, Ornaments, and Ceremonies Of These Wonderful Temples Of Christendom. Beautifully Illustrated By The Most Eminent Artists.” Adapted by Rev. Jas. L. Meagher.   New York, Russell Brothers, 17,19, 21 & 23 Rose Street, 1883. I believe this is the 1st edition.   Green pictorial peppled cloth covered boards with embossed design on front and back, gilt stamping on front and spine; 475 pages plus 2 pages of ads; 10 x 6 ¾ inches. Frontis is St. Peter’s, Rome. Most of the cathedrals discussed are pictured.    Condition: Covers shelf worn, corners bumped. Interior stained and slight browning. Front pastedown is split at bottom, but binding is tight.
Price: $35.



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