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Image for The Hyde Park Historical Record, Volume 1, No. 2, 1891

The Hyde Park Historical Record, Volume 1, No. 2, 1891

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hyde Park, Massachusetts, Hyde Park Historical Society: 1891

Seller ID: 10431

Condition: Good


Front cover is about separated, but still holding. Age-toned. Tears and loss of paper on the spine. Several shallow chips. Thirty-six pages with local business ads inside the covers and on the rear cover. Article on Henry Grew with a frontispiece photo of him. Other articles include Pemaquid and Monhegan, Matilda Whiting Vose, A Reminiscence of Gordon H. Nott, Proceedings of the Historical Society, Necrology (deceased members of the society), and Hyde Park Births. View more info

Image for Address of His Excellency John A. Andrew to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 6, 1865

Address of His Excellency John A. Andrew to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 6, 1865

By: Andrew, John A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Wright & Potter, State Printers: 1865

Seller ID: 07457

Condition: Fair


The covers have a few small stains and are darkened with age, but in otherwise good condition. The binding is tight. The bottom edge and lower fore-edge have moisture staining, which carries into the interior of the book, most noticeably in the lower-center portion of the pages. The last half of the book has a large moisture stain in the outer margin of each page. Label affixed to the title page, which is printed "With the Respect of" followed by what appears to be a facsimile signature of John A. Andrew. From information found on Wikipedia: John Albion Andrew was the 25th governor of Mass... View more info

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The Life Savers of Cape Cod

By: Dalton, J.W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chatham, Massachusetts, Chatham Press: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 01422

Condition: Very Good


Light wear, some foxing to front endpapers. Reprint of the 1902 original, Historical look at the role of the life saver along Cape Cod from Wood End to Provincetown. Historical photos and stories of the men and their stations and the work they performed. A good source of the area's history and the biographical information on some of the crew may be of value to the genealogist. 152 pages, including the original ads reproduced in the back of the book. View more info

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Once Upon a Pung

By: Dickson, Brenton H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Weston, Massachusetts, Privately Printed: 1963

Seller ID: 06420

Condition: Very Good


Shelf wear, spotting to the top edge of the page block. Chipped jacket. History of the town of Weston, Massachusetts, privately printed for its 250th anniversary (1713-1963). 84 pages with Index of Names. Illustrated with black & white photos. (A pung is a horse-drawn sleigh, by the way.) View more info

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The Death of an American Jewish Community: A Tragedy of Good Intentions

By: Levine, Hillel; Harmon, Lawrence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 1992

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 02601

ISBN: 0029138655

Condition: Near Fine


Boston's attempt in 1967 to integrate blacks into a long-standing Jewish neighborhood in Dorchester, and the problems that ensued and how 90,000 Jews were displaced in a few short years by a well-meaning policy. Signed and dated by Hillel Levine to the previous owners of the book. The author dated his inscription Nov. 1991, but the copyright indicates 1992. View more info

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Medford: The Ford by the Meadow - A Bicentennial Souvenir

By: Regan, William (and others)

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Medford, Massachusetts, Medford Arts Council, Inc.: 1976

Seller ID: 10554

Condition: Very Good


A look at Medford, Massachusetts and its history in America's bicentennial year (1976). 87 pages with black and white photos and Index to Advertisers. Many local ads. Includes a reprint of President Gerald Ford's letter commending Medford and the Medford Arts Council for their bicentennial efforts. There is also a reprinted letter from Medford's Mayor John J. McGlynn regarding the observance. John Regan starts the history in Section I, The Founding of the Town, with his article, MEDFORD: The Ford by the Meadow, from which this book gets its title. Other contributors are listed in the Contents... View more info