RARE BOOKS (116)
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    Bridgeport’s First Bank: The Story of The Connecticut National Bank 1806 – 1956 by: Unknown $20.00

    Bridgeport CT: Connecticut National Bank, 1956 – 150th Anniversary edition – near Very Good paperback – 9.5″ tall – color pictorial covers by Raymond Lufkin – frontis portrait of first president, Dr. Isaac Bronson – illustrated throughout – bw photos – rubbing at spine with faint dampstaining 1 to 2″ into front and rear covers; interior unmarked, bright, clean – unnumbered pages. Foreword by Lewis A. Shea, president. Connecticut bank history. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    A Life-Giving Spirit 75 Years at the Bushnell by: Miller, Beth $15.00

    Hartford CT: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 2005 – near Very Good large format paperback – 12″ tall x 9″ – color & bw portraits/photos – bibliography – light exterior and corner wear; otherwise no markings v – 45 pages. 75 years Commemorative issue. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    Revised Ordinances of the City of Springfield Massachusetts 1945 by: Unknown $19.95

    Charlottesville VA: Michie City Publications Co., 1945 – “Published by Order of the Mayor and City Council” – Very Good+ hardcover – 9″ tall – gilt-lettered black covers in library-type binding – light corner rubs, otherwise clean, tight, unmarked – index – 388 pages. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    COOPERVILLE CATHEDRAL The Story of Northminster Presbyterian Church — SIGNED — by: Anderson, Robert L. $10.00

    Evanston IL: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1973 – 50th Anniversary edition [1923-1973] – SIGNED by the author – Very Good+ hardcover in near Very Good dust jacket – 9.5″ tall – gilt-lettered brown cloth – color pictorial endpapers, bw photos – book as new inside and out, except for one tiny edge nick – dust jacket has edge wear, light rubbing at rear – 120 pages. History of Evanston, IL Presbyterian church. Ships from the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    The Village of Westport Point Massachusetts by: Hall, Katharine Stanley; Sowle, Mary Hannah $12.00

    Reprint of 1914 original by Westport Historical Society et al., 1976 – near Very Good paperback – 8″ tall – brown paper covers with small spot on front and sticker residue; otherwise tight, clean, unmarked interior – ills by Albert Cook Church – bw photos – ship list – 43 pages. Lively, well written and comprehensive story of a tiny fishing, whaling, trade and (by 1914) a holiday place on the south coast of Massachusetts, west of Buzzards Bay. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    James Hammond Trumbull, Bibliographer of Connecticut by: Engley, Donald B. $12.00

    Extract from Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Volume Forty-eight, Third Quarter, 1954 – Very Good paperback – 9″ tall – light exterior wear/interior clean, unmarked – 11 pages. Read at the meeting of the Society at Hartford, Conn., May 22, 1954. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    New Britain Connecticut The Hardware City of the World 1850-1950 by: Neumann, Carl S. et al. $24.00

    New Britain CT: Centennial Book Committee, 1950 – near Very Good large format paperback – 11″ tall x 8.5″ – red covers with gilt-stamped title and town insignia – exterior light edgewear and rubbing, small red stain and corner clip to title page; otherwise tight, unmarked with many bw illustrations, photos, maps – 159 pages. Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of New Britain as a Town. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    Wethersfield Tercentenary 1634-1934 Official Program by: Unknown $30.00

    Wethersfield Tercentenary 1634-1934 Official Program – Wethersfield CT: Wethersfield Historical Society, [1934] – Very Good paperback – 9.25″ tall – photo frontis of notables – minor sunning to edges, otherwise unmarked – 32 pages. Events running from Friday June 8 – Sunday June 10, 1934 in the town of Wethersfield, CT to commemorate its founding and history, organized and shared by residents of Wethersfield, Glastonbury, Newington and Rocky Hill. Commemorative boulders, tablet, pageant, concert, ball, civic addresses and church services, pageant parade, motor boat parade, family reunions. Program compiled and printed by The Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Co., Hartford, CT. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    A Genealogy of Williams Families by: Williams, J. Oliver $75.00

    Brookline MA, 1938 – printed by The Tuttle Publishing Co., Rutland, VT – Very Good+ hardcover – gilt lettered on spine – 9.25″ tall – bw photo frontis of the author, John Oliver Williams – many bw portraits, photos – tight, clean, unmarked – indices – 215 pages. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Hartford National Bank and Trust Company: A brief account of events in its History by: Unknown $15.00

    Hartford: Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co., 1942 – 150th Anniversary commemorative edition – Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good onionskin dust jacket in Very Good stiff brown paper brown card case – 9.25″ tall – tan linen backstrip and tips on blue paper covered boards, gilt lettered, with blue gilt lettered paper spine label – blue endpapers with presentation slip – many bw photos, and prints – list of illustrations – faint handling mark on one margin (not smudge); otherwise clean, bright, tight, unmarked – 74 pages. 1792-1942 commemorative edition. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Under a Colonial Roof-Tree: Fireside Chronicles of Early New England by: Huntington, Arria $11.00

    Syracuse: Wolcott’s Bookshop, 1905 reprint of 1891 publication – Very Good hardcover – 8.75″ tall – oatmeal textured backstrip and tips with blue-grey papercovered boards, gilt lettered on spine and front – top edge gilt – tissue guarded frontis + 5 bw drawings – tight, bright, with markings or foxing – 127 pages. The creation and settlement of early townships in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Ships from the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    GLASTONBURY: From Settlement to Suburb by: McNulty, Marjorie Grant $20.00

    Glastonbury CT: The Historical Society of Glastonbury, 1983 – Very Good hardcover/Good+ dust jacket (in mylar) – 9.25″ tall – maroon cloth covers, gilt lettered on spine – map endpapers – many bw ills and photos – tight, bright, clean covers and edges, unmarked text – dust jacket shows edge wear with tears, chips – index – 163 pages. ISBN: 0-9610676-0-8 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    A History of Craig Gardner & Co. The First 100 Years by: Farmar, Tony $21.00

    Dublin Ireland: Gill and Macmillan, Ltd., 1988 – Very Good+ hardcover – 8.75″ tall – gilt lettered blue covers – color frontis by Muriel Brandt – map endpapers (Dublin in 1864) – bw illustrations, photos, charts – slight lean, otherwise as new with no markings – index – 239 pages. History of a Dublin accounting firm from the 1860s to 1968; published in 1988, the year the city of Dublin celebrated its millennium. ISBN: 0-7171-1594-1 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    The Descendants of John Mowry of Rhode Island by: Mowry, William A. $55.00

    Providence RI: Preston and Rounds Co., 1909 – First Edition – Very Good hardcover – 8.75″ tall – gilt lettered black cloth, gilt top edge – tissue guarded frontis portrait of the author – 29 other excellent bw ills: Mowry portraits or houses – exterior faint mottling with light rubbing to corners and edges, light shadow from frontis tissue; otherwise tight, bright, unmarked, with no foxing – index – 292 pages. Genealogy: Mowry Family; Morey Family. Ships from the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Ordinary. Extraordinary by: Stevens, May $29.00

    Very Good paperback, not dated, c. 1980 – 11″ tall x 8.25″ – unnumbered (32) pages inside card covers, all similarly illustrated. Light sunning to cover outer margins; otherwise no creasings or markings of any kind. A bw collage of words, facsimile documents, photos, handwritten and typed letters, in which May Stevens, American artist, writer, and activist, compares the lives of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) and her own mother Alice, born 1895. “An artist’s book examining the lives of a political woman and marking the life of a woman whose life would otherwise be unmarked. Ordinary. Extraordinary.” Possibly a catalogue from Stevens’ traveling art show, Ordinary. Extraordinary. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    Capt. James Francis Master Builder: Brick Architecture in Wethersfield before 1840 by: Kuckro, Anne Crofoot $15.00

    Wethersfield CT: Wethersfield Historical Society, 1974 – Very Good+ paperback – 9″ tall – frontis photo of Capt. James Francis on parchment paper – bw photos, map – footnotes, bibliography, chronology – 52 pages. Enclosed in Very Good+ wrapper, titled Wethersfield A Tour of Houses and History. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois — Membership Book 2005 by: Lewright, Dorr $10.00

    Lindenhurst IL: 2005 – Very Good+ paperback – no markings or dogears – 159 pages. Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois — Membership. GENEALOGY Ships from the U.S.

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    The Journal of Josiah Atkins of Waterbury, Farmingbury Society in Ye State of Connecticut, N. England, Written by Himself, 1781 by: Atkins, Josiah $10.00

    Waterbury, CT: The Mattatuck Historical Society, 1954 (Occasional Publications, New Series. Number 21. October 1954) – Very Good paperback – 9″ tall – light handling, otherwise as new, clean, unmarked – unnumbered pages. First publication of a journal written by Josiah Atkins, schoolteacher and blacksmith, who enlisted in the Continental army January 1 to October 4, 1781. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    A History of Fifty Feet in New York at Wall and William Streets by: Unknown $10.00

    ‘told in Pictures and Text which show its development from 1644 to 1926’ – NY: The Bank of America, 1926 – near Very Good hardcover – 7.5″ tall x 4.75″ – blue-toned illustrated paper over boards, gilt lettered – frontis bw ill of The Stadhuys in 1679 – bw reproductions of related portraits, buildings, events – exterior shelfwear with corner rubs, faint, small coffee-type spots on front, otherwise interior clean, unmarked – 90 pages. Brief history of “one of the busiest corners in the financial district of New York” – the “blockhouse.” Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    SURNAME SEARCH by: Hayward, Nancy C. $30.00

    Lynnfield MA: Essex Society of Genealogists, 1997 – Very Good paperback/ large format spiralbound – 11″ tall x 8.5″ – brief lower corner crease; otherwise no dogears, clean, unmarked – 321 pages. Genealogy Research. Ships from the U.S. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall