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1 Cape Ann: A Photographic Portrait.
Pilotpress Publishers, Newton / Twin Lights Publishers, Rockport: 1999. 188543507X / 9781885435071 Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Gift inscription appears on front endpaper. 
Cape Ann is a beautiful place in which to dwell whether as year-rounders, summer residentss, or as visitors passing by for a day or a week. Cape Ann: A Photographic Portrait is an attempt to capture the essential quality of this special region as it is viewed and recorded by photographers - from professional with tripods, to amateurs with instamatics - all artists who see the scene and frame it with their sensibilities. 
Price: 66.50 USD
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2 BASSETT, LYNNE ZACEK. Massacusetts Quilts: Our Common Wealth.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2009. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The definitive treasury of Massachusetts's historic quilts, and a tribute to the creative spirit of their makers. The Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project (MassQuilts) is a volunteer organization that holds "documentation days" across the state to identify, date, and photograph pre-1950 quilts in private and museum collections. Formally organized in 1994, to date 6,000 quilts have been documented (the original goal was 3,000). These quilts provide a window through which to view the history of the state, telling stories of international trade and domestic manufacture, economic booms and busts, national politics, and neighborly discourse. The project focuses on quilts that have a history of original use in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Quilts presents the group's findings. Essays by experts will lend context to catalogue-like entries on notable quilts. The quilts themselves are depicted in over 200 illustrations, most of them rich in color. "Solidly grounded in impeccable scholarship, yet written in an accessible and engaging style, the authors skillfully use quilts to provide another lens into the history of Massachusetts. Organized by region of the state, rather than by quilt style or type, it offers a fresh way of examining the nearly 6,000 quilts documented in the MassQuilts project. It is an important contribution to the literature on quiltmaking in America and on the lives of New England women."—Patricia Crews, Willa Cather Professor of Textiles and Director, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln "Quilt historians have eagerly awaited this book that documents the quilts of Massachusetts. Lynne Zacek Bassett and MassQuilts have gathered quiltmakers' stories and significant quilts into a comprehensive overview of the commonwealth's history, geography and culture. Truly Massachusetts's quilt history is a treasure in America's common wealth."—Barbara Brackman, Quilt Historian and Author Lynne Zacek Bassett is an independent scholar specializing in New England's historic costume and textiles, a well-known guest curator, and the author of numerous catalogues and articles. She helped found the Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project. Other contributors to Massachusetts Quilts are Dawn C. Adiletta, Marjorie L. Childers, Helen Ewer, Anita B. Loscalzo, Marla Miller, Aimee E. Newell, Pamela A. Parmal, Paula Bradstreet Richter, Vivien Lee Sayre, and Lauren Whitley. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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The Viking Press, New York: 1972. 067020322X / 9780670203222 A Studio Book. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Fair condition. Library discard. 

Price: 1.66 USD
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4 BUNI, ANDREW & ROGERS, ALAN. Boston: City On A Hill, An Illustrated History.
Windsor Publications, Woodland Hills: 1984. 0897810902 / 9780897810906 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Text, illustrations, and business histories combine in Boston: City On A Hill to illuminate the rich historical legacy of the city which, in the words of former Mayor Kevin H. White, stands poised for flight into the the 21st century. Includes carefully researched historical and contemporary photographs and illustrations that provide an intimate glimpse of the city. Index. 
Price: 16.96 USD
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5 FROST, JACK. Harvard And Cambridge: A Sketch Book.
Coward-McCann, New York: 1940. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
A collection of line drawings of famous sites in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area along with anecdotal commentary. 
Price: 13.73 USD
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Commonwealth Editions, Beverly: 2004. 1889833924 / 9781889833927 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
Boston's central Artery/Tunnel Project, "The Big Dig," began as a brilliant feat of engineering outlined on the back of an envelope by Frederick Salvucci, Governor Dukakis's secretary of transportation. Digging is a celebration of the men and women who did the work - not the politicians or businesspeople, but the sandhogs, laborers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, iron workers, pile drivers, surveyors, and operating engineers who sweated and bled together underground for over ten years. In 1997 documentary photographer Michael Hintlian had a "an instinct" to begin visiting job sites and recording the work. Time and again, he was thrown off a site, only to move two blocks down the street and start shooting again. Eventually, workers and contractors alike developed a grudging respect for his perseverance and sense of purpose. Seven years in the making, Digging is an eloquent tribute not only to Boston's working men and women but to laborers everywhere. 
Price: 70.30 USD
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Hastings House, New York: 1982. 0803812248 / 9780803812246 Reprint Edition. Profiles of America Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Poor condition. 
Explores the pleasure and surprises of this amazing peninsula and gives to both tourist and resident a loving look into the secret life of a small but unique section of America. Captures in perceptive text and magnificent color photographs the nuances of life and scenery on this remarkably affective and alluring peninsula. 
Price: 7.55 USD
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8 MORISON, SAMUEL ELIOT. The Maritime History Of Massachusetts, 1783-1860.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1961. Sentry Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
This classic work paints a fascinating picture of the whaling, fishing, and shipping industries of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries - complete with clipper ships, the China trade and merchant princes. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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9 MORISON, SAMUEL ELIOT. The Maritime History Of Massachusetts, 1783-1860.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1941. Reprint Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
This classic work paints a fascinating picture of the whaling, fishing, and shipping industries of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries - complete with clipper ships, the China trade and merchant princes. Includes an Index. 
Price: 30.83 USD
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Northeastern University Press, Boston / University Press of New England, Hanover: 2005. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A superb collection of essays on Salem's rich history and cultural life over the past four centuries. How is a sense of place created, imagined, and reinterpreted over time? That is the intriguing question addressed in this comprehensive look at the 400-year history of Salem, Massachusetts, and the experiences of fourteen generations of people who lived in a place mythologized in the public imagination by the horrific witch trials and executions of 1692 and 1693. But from its settlement in 1626 to the present, Salem was, and is, much more than this. In this volume, contributors from a variety of fields examine Salem's multiple urban identities: frontier outpost of European civilization, cosmopolitan seaport, gateway to the Far East, refuge for religious diversity, center for education, and of course, "Witch City" tourist attraction. The Table of Contents of this book is as follows: Illustrations • Acknowledgements • Preface for the General Reader • Preface for Instructors and Students • Salem Enshrined: Myth, Memory and the Power of Place - Nancy Lusignan Schulz and Dane Anthony Morrison • Salem as Frontier Outpost - Emerson W. Baker II • Salem as Religious Proving Ground - Christopher White • Salem as Enterprise Zone, 1783-1786 - Robert Booth • Salem as Athenauem - Matthew G. McKenzie • Salem as Citizen of the World - Dane Anthony Morrison • Salem as Nation's Schoolhouse - Rebecca R. Noel • Salem as Hawthorne's Creation - Nancy Lusignan Schultz • Salem as Architectural Mecca - John V. Goff • Salem as Global City, 1850-2004 - Aviva Chomsky • Salem as Crime Scene - Margaret Press • Salem as Witch City - Frances Hill • Salem's House of Seven Gables as Historic Site - Lorinda B. R. Goodwin • Coda: Montage of Brick and Water - J. D. Scrimgeour • Contributors • Index. Dane Anthony Morrison is Professor and former chair of the History Department at Salem State College. He is the author of A Praying People: Massachusetts Acculturation and the Failure of the Puritan Mission, 1600-1690. Nancy Lusignan Schultz is Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies in English and American Studies at Salem State College. She is the author of Fire and Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834. "A truly unusual collection that will both entertain and educate those interested in this city." —Library Journal 
Price: 28.45 USD
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11 NUTTING, WALLACE. Massachusetts Beautiful.
Garden City Publishing Co., New York: 1935 in cooperation with Old America Company. Reprint Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
Sets forth the picturesque landscapes of the state in extensive fashion. Illustrated by the author with pictures covering all the counties in Massachusetts. 
Price: 16.36 USD
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12 SARGENT, WILLIAM. Shallow Waters: A Year On Cape Cod's Pleasant Bay.
Parnassus Imprints: 1985. 0940160285 / 9780940160286 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 19.00 USD
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13 SIMONS, D. BRENTON. Boston Beheld: Antique Town And Country Views.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2008. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Boston seen anew through historical paintings. A unique collection of more than sixty original works of art from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Boston Beheld depicts scenes from a bygone era not immediately recognizable to the modern eye. In this stunning and informative volume of full-color period images by professional and amateur artists alike, you will discover sweeping vistas, lively street scenes, and elegant edifices that reveal Boston as a youthful and vibrant town. Selected from both public and private collections by D. Brenton Simons and ranging from fine art to folk art, these works capture the multifaceted character of a sometimes quaint place that has given way to a modern metropolis with the attendant urban sprawl. Boston Beheld offers a portfolio of rarely seen views of the town John Winthrop famously called a "city upon a hill." Bostonians are seen engaged in everyday commerce, strolling along tree-lined streets, parading on the Common, navigating the harbor, and fomenting historic events. Each image is accompanied by descriptive text highlighting famous landmarks, points of interest, and quotes from famous residents and travelers. From the North End to the South Bay, Boston Beheld offers an ever fascinating and occasionally poignant portrait of a beloved city known now only through these images and the historical record. "Understanding of the larger world must begin with a sense of the character and stories of our own city. Boston Beheld presents marvelous images and rich commentary on the early development of New England's premiere city, and showcases the visual treasures preserved in its public collections."—Carl R. Nold, President and CEO, Historic New England and Chairman, American Association of Museums "Brenton Simons gives both social and historical context to some of the finest views of Boston ever created. It's a pleasure to see these 'antique' representations of the city, many of them not on public display, collected in one informative and beautiful edition. His eye for pictorial detail is ably matched by his expertise in the region's history, and he has produced a tribute to the many artists who were inspired by the city."—Malcolm Rogers, Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston D. Brenton Simons, author of the award-winning Witches, Rakes, and Rogues: True Stories of Scam, Scandal, Murder, and Mayhem in Boston, 1630-1775 (2006), is President and CEO of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the nation's leading center for family and local history research. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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14 STARKEY, MARION L. The Devil In Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry Into The Salem Witch Trials.
Doubleday, Garden City: 1961. Dolphin Books Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
An authentic historical narrative, it takes its dialogue from the actual trial records but applies modern psychiatric knowledge to the witchcraft hysteria that swept Salem Village in 1692. It was a tragedy of individuals, which underlined as sharply as has any event in history the power of self-righteousness, fantasy, and fear to turn decent people into fanatical persecutors. Includes an Index. 
Price: 2.23 USD
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15 STARKEY, MARION L. The Devil In Massachusetts: A Modern Inquiry Into The Salem Witch Trials.
Time Incorporated, New York: 1963. s Softcover. Good condition. 
An authentic historical narrative, it takes its dialogue from the actual trial records but applies modern psychiatric knowledge to the witchcraft hysteria that swept Salem Village in 1692. It was a tragedy of individuals, which underlined as sharply as has any event in history the power of self-righteousness, fantasy, and fear to turn decent people into fanatical persecutors. Includes an Index. 
Price: 6.65 USD
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16 STONE, HOWARD. Short Bike Rides In Eastern Massachusetts.
The Globe Pequot Press, Old Saybrook, CN 1994. 1564403939 / 9781564403933 s Softcover. Good reading copy. 
From downtown Boston's skyscrapers to the rolling apple orchards of Stow and Boxboro, Eastern Massachusetts offers an impressive network of streets and back roads that will satisfy bike riders. 
Price: 16.39 USD
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17 THOMAS, JOSEPH D. (EDITIOR). Spinner: People And Culture In Southeastern Massachusetts, Volume Iv.
Spinner Publications, New Bedford: 1988. 0932027091 / 9780932027092 First Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
The bulk of this fourth Spinner volume is made up of work from the Federal Writers' Project of the 1930s, attempting to record the human condition in Southeastern Massachusetts. Gives considerable coverage to the textile industry. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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18 VANDERWARKER, PETER WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. Boston Then And Now: 59 Boston Sites Photographed In The Past And Present.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1982. 0486243125 / 9780486243122 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Few cities can equal the historical and architectural richness of Boston. From its earliest days as a Puritan settlement to its present-day status as a vital center of trade, commerce and higher education, the city has undergone monumental chang in its shape, size, height and rtexture. Here in 59 side-by-side sets of views are photographic documentations of that change over a period of 130 years. In this handsome volume historic photos of famous landmarks - Faneuil Hall, Trinity Church, the State House, New Old South Church, the Public Library, Kings Chapel and over 50 other significant locations - are matched with new photographs of the same site, taken from the same vantage point. This dramatic juxtaposition of images affords the viewer the rare opportunity to observe the evolution of one of America's most beautiful cities. 
Price: 13.73 USD
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Fodor's Travel Publications, New York: 2003. First Edition. Compass American Guides Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A celebration of a great state's history and culture, with stunning color photography and archival imagery. Smart, fun, and packed with full-color photos. Includes an Index. "Lushly illustrated and intelligently written." -- National Geographic Traveler 
Price: 6.18 USD
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