Boston: Thomas & Andrews, and Manning & Loring, June, 1807. Hardcover. A nice set of this early compilation of the laws of Massachusetts and those of its earlier periods as a colony, province, and state. Each volume has the index for all of the volumes. Bound in contemporary brown leather with inlaid leather rulings to covers, spine compartments, and black leather title labels. Leather is abraded, soiled, and bumped. Hinges are tender but text blocks are tight. Offsetting and foxing to pastedowns and endpapers. Interior pages are browned with scattered foxing, but text is quite legible. Ownership signature on free endpaper of two of the volumes. Octavos. Volume I: 520 pages + index; Volume II: 1073 pages + index; Volume III: 403 pages + index. LAW/030322. Very Good -.
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Philadelphia: Soloman W. Conrad, 1821. Hardcover. Bound in full mottled leather boards with red and gilt title label to spine. Minor rubbing and wear to boards, edges, and corners. Two inch split to leather along top of front hinge. Penned ownership name to front free endpaper. Minor foxing and occasional spots of soiling to interior. 184 pages. REL/062322. Very Good.
Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County, Inc., 1983. Hardcover. Reprinted in 1983 from the 1906 edition, which was published by the Lewis Publishing Company. All three volumes are bound in matching black leatherette boards with gilt titles to spines. A mouse has nibbled the corners, board edges, and tips of page corners of Volume I. All volumes have photographic illustrations. Slight musty odor to all volumes. Clean interiors overall; however, there are pencil notations and underlining to several pages. There are also a few underlinings in red pen. An excellent reference set despite the noted condition issues. Volume I is 554 pages plus modern index; Volume II is 695 pages plus modern index; Volume III is 553 pages plus modern index. STA/060922. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Norman Publishing Co., 1930. Hardcover. Number 133 of 1105 copies. Blue cloth covered boards with silver title to spine and blue and silver illustration of the Washington Monument to front board. Minor browning to spine and edges of boards. Minor soiling and rubbing to boards and minor wear to edges of boards. A few spots of foxing to several pages. Foxing to fore-edge of textblock. Else is clean and bright with many illustrations. Includes color tipped-in frontis. Index, 481 pages. STA/062122. Very Good.
[J.R. Jones], n.d. [circa 1897]. Hardcover. Includes Mrs. Eli Gage's Experiences of a Year among the Yukon Mining Camps; Mrs. Schwatka's Recollections of her husband as the Alaskan Pathfinder; Prosaic Side of Gold Hunting, as seen by Joaquin Miller, the Poet of the Sierras. A fascinating guide to and picture of the gold mining fields of Alaska during the gold rush that began in 1896. It includes two folding maps, one in color and numerous photos and illustrations. The maps are in very good condition, with small closed tears to color map along folds. Bound in gold cloth with titling and pictorial illustration to front cover and spine. Covers are worn, soiled,bumped, and chipped. Binding is tight and interior pages are clean. A very good copy. Quarto. 556 pages. TRAVEL/040422. Very Good.
Washington City: For the Compiler, 1884. Hardcover. The nineteenth edition of this popular guide to the city of Washington and surrounding areas. It is organized by general information, a description of the city, public buildings and grounds, places of general interest, the environs of Washington, and a history of Washington. There are two fold-out maps, one of Washington City and the other of the District of Columbia and surrounding country. The DC map has a closed tear but both maps are in very good condition. There are black and white engravings throughout. Bound in red cloth with gilt titling to front cover and spine. the covers are spotted, rubbed, and bumped. The gilt titling has faded. Interior pages are clean. Very good condition overall. Measures 4.25 x 6.25 inches. 250 pages including index. TRAVEL/040722. Very Good.
Baltimore: John Murphy and Company, 1871. Hardcover. Printed as a fundraiser for the Lee Memorial Association of Richmond, this is a fragment of the Journal of a young lady of Virginia that was written a century prior to this printing. The author is unknown, but the original manuscript was found in a desk of a country home in Maryland. It was written for a friend of the author, Polly Brent, who was also from Virginia. The journal mentions several family members of General Robert E. Lee, making it appropriate for this particular fundraising effort. Bound in pebbled brown cloth boards with gilt title to front board. Thin octavo. Minor wear and rubbing to boards and edges. Dampstain to corners of all pages, minor foxing, and a few smudge marks ( to margins), else clean. 56 pages. STAHIS/070122. Very Good.