New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, 1875. Cloth. First edition. 8vo; 459pp + pp publisher’s ads; tan cloth over board, silver stamped border and lettering, color pictorial of a lighthouse and water on front board; gift inscription on ffep; b&w frontispiece; map of New England before Table of Contents; 2 plates, head and tail pieces, illustrations throughout text; light age-toned paper; very good. Very good. Item #1851
A richly illustrated book covering many of the interesting parts of New England. Starting with early discoveries in the area, it moves to the European explorers who first came and the first immigrants. Starting in the north, it travels down the coast and covers the areas of Mount Desert Island, Castine, Pemaquid Point, Monhegan Island, Wells and Old York, Agamenticus, Kittery Point, Isles of Shoals, Newcastle, Salem Village, Marblehead, Plymouth, Clark’s Island and Duxbury, Provincetown, Nantucket, Newport, Mount Hope, New London and Norwich, and Saybrook.