Portland, [Maine]: B. Thurston & Company, 1875. First Edition. Cloth. First edition. 8vo; [xxiii], 797pp; blind-stamped borders to black cloth over board, gilt-stamped title to spine; brown endpapers; portrait frontispiece of Bourne with tissue guard, four additional illustrations in b&w; bumping to corners with loss, chipping to spine head & tail; light foxing to fly-leaves, a few spots; very good plus. Very good +. Item #308
An extensive history of the Wells and Kennebunk area, including its placement on the coast of Maine, early settlers and governments, land grants, first roads and ferries, opposition to jurisdiction of Massachusetts, the church and its struggles and expansion, King Phillip’s War, Judiciary system, King William’s War, Queen Ann’s War, Lovewell’s War and Indian Raids, the Meeting House, first school house, Expedition to Louisburg, Liquor, town growth, taxation of colonies, Revolutionary War, Roads, navigation, wolves and bears, the Jay Treaty, agriculture, industry, military history and town growth.