Boston Mass. History Antiquities by Drake 1856 gorgeous leather book views portraitsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The History and Antiquities of Boston, the Capital of Massachusetts and Metropolis of New England, From its Settlement in 1630, to the Year 1770, Also an Introductory History of the Discovery and Settlement of New England, by Samuel G. Drake, A.M.
1856, Boston, publ. by Luther Stevens.
pp. 840. Three oblong folding engraved views, numerous fine engraved plates, many small in-text woodcuts.
With a full page 1869 manuscript letter from the author, signed, tipped in at the front. Contents of letter relate to the book and author's copies of it.
Period 1/2 leather, green morocco, raised bands gilt, ruled and lettered, marbled covers and end papers, top edge gilt, deckled edges. Book binders signature at rear below final index leaf.
Lovely period leather binding, well preserved, tight, clean, sound, joints lightly scuffed, overall a well preserved and attractive example of this monumental work.
Book measures: 10 3/4" H X 7 3/4" W.