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  • Click on Image to view multiple images, :  Acts And Laws Of The State Of Connecticut In America.  Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1796. . Good in the publisher's original full, brown calf leather binding with an ornamental black border around the edges of the boards and with only a small part of the original leather label on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 5 1/2" with the leather worn through at the tips of the boards, the front hinge has been repaired with binder's tape, there are a number of math notations in ink on the verso side of the first free end page, the title page is tanned and spotted with light foxing and the rear hinge is broken. A 12 page index, followed by The Charter of the "antient" Colony of Connecticut which starts the 438 pages of text to include the last recorded statute enacted at New Haven in October of 1795. Connecticut's Charter is followed by The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution Of The United States, (Evans, 302670)
    TB24544  $275.00


  • Click on Image to expandAllyn, Charles:  The Battle of Groton Heights: A collection of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc. of the Storming of Fort Griswold.....  New London, Conn.: Self-published, 1882. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Good in its original green cloth covered boards with black end sheets. The spine is decorated with gilt text and a gilt image of the Groton Heights Memorial. The front board is decorated with a bird's eye view of the ramparts of the fort. The cloth joints are rubbed, the rear hinge has cracked, and professionally repaired, and the front hinge is starting. Nonetheless, the binding remains strong. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed and the cloth at the lower tips of the boards is worn through. There are no prior ownership markings of any kind in this volume. The full title reads: "The Battle of Groton Heights: A collection of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc. of the Storming of Fort Griswold, the Massacre of its garrison, and the burning of New London by British Troops Under the Command of Benedict Arnold, on the Sixth of September, 1781." With an introduction by William W. Harris. Only 100 copies of the original printing of this title were produced in 1870 under the name William Harris. This edition was revised from the first by Charles Allyn with additional notes and enlarged. Illustrated with engravings, maps and with a map frontispiece. 399 pages including an index, appendix and text. (Howes, H-240; Gephart 6380; Armstrong 4030)
    TB28539  $350.00


  • Armstrong, John Borden:  Connecticut A Bibliography of its History.  Hanover: University Press of New England, 1986. . Very good in medium green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with two short 1/4" closed tears at the upper corners of the head of the spine; otherwise, this volume is in fine condition. A quarto measuring 11" tall by 8 3/8" deep. Without a dust jacket as issued. 591 pages including an index. This is volume six of Bibliographies of New England History prepared by the Committee For A New England Bibliography. Edited by Roger Parks.
    TB21143  $25.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesBaker & Tilden, :  Atlas Of Hartford City And County, With a Map of Connecticut From Actual Surveys.  Hartford, Conn.: Baker & Tilden, 1869. First Edition. Very good+ in its original black cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A folio measuring 17 5/8 by 14 1/2 inches light soiling to the boards. There is no wear or rubbing to the cloth on the boards. The binding of the contents (maps, title page and table of contents) are tight with no damage or weakness to the joints and hinges. The title page shows mild tanning and a few minor closed tears which have been repaired with Japanese tissue. The maps show only very little tanning. The map of the State of Connecticut shows soiling at its fore edge and there are a number of penciled notations in the area of Long Island Sound noting steamship routes. All 45 maps as called for in the Table of Contents are present. The two large fold-out, hand colored maps are in place and without major damage or creasing. This volume is in remarkable condition with no loose pages or damage to the binding.
    TB28925  $700.00


  • Click on Image to expandBarber, John Warner:  Connecticut Historical Collections, Containing a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc., relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town in Connecticut, with Geographical Descriptions.  New Haven: Durrie & Peck and J. W. Barber, 1836. First Edition. Recently rebound in a fine black cloth binding with gilt text stamping on the spine and new end sheets. The contents have been re-sewn and are in very good condition with tanning and mild foxing throughout. The hand colored map of Connecticut has been recently washed, remounted and restored. It shows minor losses at the edges not impacting on the map itself. 560 pages of text. Illustrated throughout with 200 wood block engravings. Barber, an illustrator and historian (1798-1885) was Connecticut's first popular historian creating one of the first travel guides of the state. Following the index (in the front of the book) is a hand colored, fold-out map of the State of Connecticut noting all of its towns at the time (see note above regarding condition). Considered to be "mildly scarce" by Howes. (Howes, B-120) This is the original first edition published in 1836.
    TB24725  $275.00


  • Click on Image to expandBingham, Harold:  History of Connecticut.  New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, (1962). First Edition. All four volumes of this complete set are in fine condition in their original dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on dark green backgrounds on the spine and highlighted with gilt rules. All four volumes are small quartos measuring 10 1/2 by 7 3/4 inches. Volume I contains 530 pages of text. Volume II contains pages 531 to 947 which includes an index for the first two volumes. Volume III deals with Industrial and Institutional Records with 523 pages. Volume IV deals with and Family and Personal Records and contains pages 524 to page 974 including an index for the last two volumes. All volumes are illustrated with black and white photographs or reproductions of earlier works of art. This is a large and heavy set so our normal shipping rates can not be applied. Please contact Town's End Books in advance of ordering for a quote on shipping to your zip code.
    TB28615  $100.00


  • Bowen, Clarence:  Boundary Disputes of Connecticut.  Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1882. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in the publisher's original decorated, green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine, gilt text on the front board with embossed black designs on the front board and an unusual metal corner protector at the upper fore corner of the front board. A quarto measuring 12" by 9" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn and rubbed, the cloth at the fore corners of the boards worn through and with a prior owner's name on the first free end page. 90 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with 15 maps some of which are fold out maps. Three of the maps (one facing page 16, a fold-out map facing page 57 and a second fold-out map facing page 79) have been replaced with exact facsimile copies and tipped-in where appropriate. Christopher and Bonnie Collier in their bibliography The Literature of Connecticut History, refer to this volume as "The best overall discussion" of boundary issues between Connecticut and its neighboring states of New York and Massachusetts. This volume was the author's dissertation for Yale University. (Armstrong, Conn. A Bibliography of Its History: 184)
    TB24776  $200.00


  • Click on Image to expandConnecticut Historical Society, :  The Pitkin Papers Correspondence and Documents During William Pitkin's Governorship Of The Colony Of Connecticut 1766-1769.  Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1921. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in dark brown ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and blind embossed borders on the boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2" by 6" with just a hint of rubbing to the cloth at the heel of the spine. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. Contained within Collections Of The Connecticut Historical Society Volume XIX. 311 pages (many of which are unopened) including an index. Many of the letters and documents reprinted within this volume relate to the Colony's reaction to the imposition of the Stamp Act. The source for these letters and documents were the records from the Public Record Office in London and the Trumbull Papers from the Massachusetts Historical Society.
    TB25130  $100.00


  • Click on Image to expandCurtis, George Munson:  Early Silver of Connecticut And Its Makers.  Meriden, Conn.: International Silver Company, 1913. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in 1/4 black cloth and gray paper covered boards with silver text stamping on the spine and with the same on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. Without a dust jacket, perhaps as issued. 115 pages of text illustrated with line drawings and 33 photographic plates. Pages 83 through 115 are devoted to early Connecticut Silversmiths listing their names, places of business, birth and death dates (if known) and any available biographical data uncovered by the author. Many of the pages within this volume remain unopened.
    TB22859  $60.00


  • Click on Image to expandDale and Herbert E. Gregory, T. Nelson:  The Granites Of Connecticut.  Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1911. . Very good+ in printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. Without a dust jacket as issued. Bulletin number 484 consisting of 137 pages including an index. Illustrated with a multi-color, fold- out map of Connecticut with granite types noted as well as smaller maps within the text and several plates of black and white photographic reproductions.
    TB28969  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandDe Forest, John:  History Of The Indians Of Connecticut From The Earliest Known Period to 1850..  Hartford: Wm. Jas. Hamersley, 1851. First Edition. Very good in original brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt boxes on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5" with the cloth over the joints fractured, but the binding remains tight and strong as the hinges are tight. The cloth at the edges of the boards is worn and worn through at the tips of the boards. Pages 503 to 506 were open roughly causing shallow chipping in the margins at the upper edges of the pages with no loss to the text. The first and second free end pages have faint dampness stains from a liquid spill with no impact on any other pages. The text block is remarkably clean and fresh with no sign of foxing or age toning. 509 pages including an index, appendix and text. Illustrated with a fold-out frontispiece map of the State of Connecticut, 6 engraved plates and 4 vignettes. Published with the sanction and support of the Connecticut Historical Society. This title is referred to by Howes as being the "Best account of these tribes." (Howes, D216; Sabin, 19292; Armstrong/ Conn. A Bibliography of Its History, 573)
    TB27655  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandDeLuca, Richard:  Post Roads & Iron Horses Transportation in Connecticut from Colonial Times to the Age of Steam.  Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2011. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and light gray paper covered boards with bold silver text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 7 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed with "Best Wishes | Richard DeLuca: on the fly title page. Laid-in at the front of the book is advance advertising material from the publisher. 251 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with an engraved drawing on the title page and reproductions of earlier works of art and photographs and 8 maps. A detailed look "at turnpikes, steamboats, danals, railroads and trolleys that helped define Connecticut and shape New England." (from the dust jacket flap) A clean, tight and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29003  $45.00


  • Click on Image to expandDeLuca, Richard:  Post Roads & Iron Horses Transportation in Connecticut from Colonial Times to the Age of Steam.  Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2011. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and light gray paper covered boards with bold silver text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9 by 7 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 251 pages including an index, bibliography, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with an engraved drawing on the title page and reproductions of earlier works of art and photographs and 8 maps. A detailed look "at turnpikes, steamboats, danals, railroads and trolleys that helped define Connecticut and shape New England." (from the dust jacket flap) A clean, tight and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29002  $30.00


  • Farnham, Elmer:  The Quickest Route The History of The Norwich & Worcester Railroad.  Chester, Conn.: Pequot Press, 1973. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board and with map end papers. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with rubbing to the folds and a 1/4" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel. Signed by the author on the fly title page. 210 pages of text illustrated with photographs, maps and sketches throughout.
    TB23646  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandFarnham, Elmer:  The Quickest Route The History of The Norwich & Worcester Railroad.  Chester, Conn.: Pequot Press, 1973. First Edition. Fine in dark gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board with map end papers. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with rubbing to the folds to the flaps and to the ends of the spine area. 210 pages of text illustrated with photographs, maps and sketches.
    TB26849  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandFoster & Peter Weiglin, George:  Splendor Sailed the Sound.  San Mateo: Potentials Group, Inc., 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated dark blue paper covered boards with silver colored text on the spine and blind embossing on the front board with illustrated end sheets. A small quarto measuring 10 1/2" by 8" with a prior owner's small address label attached to the upper edge of the front paste down. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with two small 1/8" chips from the upper edge of the spine area and with rubbing to the lower edge of the same and at the fold to the front flap. Sub-titled: "The New Haven Railroad and The Fall River Line." 384 pages containing photo index, general index, bibliography, text and hundreds of photographs of steamboats which plied Long Island Sound, Nantucket Sound and the area rivers of New York and New England.
    TB24953  $95.00


  • Click on Image to expandFuller, Edmund:  Prudence Crandall An Incident of Racism in Nineteenth-Century Connecticut.  Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with black and silver colored text on the spine. In a very good price clipped dust jacket with a 1/2 closed tear at the upper corner of the spine area which is also faded and faded across the first 1" of the front panel. 113 pages of text including a list of sources. Illustrated with eight reproductions of early painted and photographic portraits.
    TB21837  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandFuller as told to Hartzell Spence, Alfred:  A Foot In The Door.  New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1960. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in 3/4 red cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. In a very good- unclipped dust jacket with shallow 1/8" deep chipping to the ends of the spine area and small chips from the fore corners of the panels. "The life appraisal of the Original Fuller Brush Man." 250 pages of text including an index and illustrated with a section of black and white photographs.
    TB19593  $20.00


  • Hall, Edward:  Connecticut Invites You.  Hartford: State of Connecticut Publicity Commission, n.d.. . Very good+ in heavy pictoral wraps with a stapled binding. A twelve page advertising brochure used to promote growth in the area from nearby New York City. The brochure is illustrated with black and white photographs highlighting the tranquil, picturesque environment of the state. Although no credit is given to the photographer of these pictures there two letters laid-in which suggest that the photographer may have been Albert B. Street of New Haven, Connectiut.
    TB16591  $10.50


  • Hall, Trish:  The New Connecticut Yankees.  Cobalt, Conn: Cottage Industries, 1980. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt decoration of the Charter Oak on the front board. In a fine dust jacket. With a preface by Ella Grasso. 39 pages of text and four illustrations.
    TB16725  $10.50


  • Click on Image to expandHauptman and James D. Wherry, Laurence:  The Pequots in Southern New England The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990. First Edition. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with bold white text on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Volume 198 in The Civilization of the American Indian Series. 268 pages including two section of photographs.
    TB26881  $25.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesHaven and Frank A. Belden, Charles :  A History of The Colt Revolver and the Other Arms Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company from 1836 to 1940.  New York: William Morrow & Company, 1940. First Edition, 1 of 100 bound in full leather. Very good+ full, dark green leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and designs in the compartments. The front board is decorated with gilt text and the image of an early Colt pistol in gilt. The leather turn-ins are decorated with gilt dentelles. There is a light green silk placement ribbon sewn in at the head of the spine. The top edge of the text block is gilt and the end sheets are marbled paper. A small quarto measuring 10 5/8 by 7 7/8 inches with rubbing to the leather at the joints and to the tips of the boards and with the fly title and rear end sheets slightly foxed. There is some scuffing to the front and rear boards. Without a dust jacket as most probably not issued with one. According to Ray Riling in his bibliography: Guns and Shooting: "4,625 copies were published; of this number 1,600 were sold to the Colt Manufacturing Co.; of these 1,500 were furnished in the regular (cloth) binding, and 100 were bound in full leather." 711 pages including an index. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and line drawings. Considered by Howes to be "quite scarce". (Howes, H-308; Riling, 2318)
    TB29098  $600.00


  • Click on Image to expandHeermance (Compiler) , Edgar:  The Connecticut Guide What To See And Where To Find It.  Hartford: Emergency Relief Commission, 1935. Second Printing of June, 1935. Very good in heavy blue-green printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding with map front end papers. The spine area is well tanned and worn at its ends and the front and rear panels are moderately soiled. There is a prior owner's name neatly written on the second free end paper. A small octavo measuring 8 7/16" tall by 5 1/4" deep containing 320 pages including an index. Without a dust jacket as issued. As recognized in Jerre Mangione's study of the WPA's Federal Writer's Project on page 46, The Connecticut Guide What to See And Where To Find It "helped to clinch the plan of preparing a series of state guides that could employ the services of researchers and all kinds of writers." "Although The Connecticut Guide fell short of the standards that were later" to be established for "the American Guide Series, it did provide the model for WPA's series. This guide is also recognized in the American Guide Series volume for Connecticut as the "predecessor and inspiration" for the series.
    TB19014  $40.00


  • Hoadley, Charles:  The Public Records of the State of Connecticut from October, 1776 to February, 1778, inclusive.  Hartford: State of Connecticut, 1894. . A two volume set both volumes of which are in very good condition in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stampings on the spines. The cloth at the lower half of the joint of Volume 1 is splitting however, the book and binding remain tight. The cloth at the heads and heels of the spines for both volumes are rubbed and in some some areas the cloth is frayed. The volumes contain the Journal of the Council of Safety from October 11, 1776 to May 6, 1778. The pages within both volumes are largely un-cut. A very uncommon set of records from the American Revolution.
    TB17156  $85.00


  • Click on Image to expandKelly, J. Frederick:  Early Domestic Architecture of Connecticut.  New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1963. Reprint. Very good in heavy printed paper wraps with a marked out price on the front panel. Without a dust jacket as issued. 210 pages including an index, text and illustrated with 434 line drawings of homes and construction details.
    TB22960  $15.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesLynch, Peter:  New Haven Railroad.  St. Paul, Minn.: MBI Publishing Company, (2003). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in illustrated paper covered boards with black text on the spine and colored photographs on the boards. A small quarto of 10 5/8 by 8 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with the same images which appear on the illustrated covers. Signed on the first free end page by the author without an inscription or date. 160 pages including an index, list of sources and text. Illustrated throughout with both black and white and color photographs.
    TB29198  $45.00


  • Click on Image to expandMason, H. R. Randolph:  Historic Houses of Connecticut Open to the Public.  Stonington, Conn.: The Pequot Press, Inc., 1963. First Edition. Near fine in printed, heavy paper wraps over a stapled binding. The front panel has a 1" long closed tear at its upper edge. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6". Without a dust jacket as issued. 64 pages of text illustrated with a two page map and with black and white photographs throughout. Comprised Connecticut Booklet number 5 and sponsored by The Connecticut League of Historical Societies, Inc. With an introduction by Dr. Robert J. Craig. This booklet provides descriptions of 55 housed together with a list of almost 100 other historical buildings and museums.
    TB26315  $5.00


  • Click on Image to expandNational Park Service, :  New Haven Architecture Selections From The Historic American Building Survey Number Nine.  Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1970. . Near fine in printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A small quarto measuring 10 5/8" by 8 1/4". A survey of nineteen homes and buildings in the New Haven area to include the Reverend John Woodward House, First Church of Christ, John Cook House, Timothy Bishop House, Joehn E. Bassett & Co. (Hardware Store), Skinner-Trowbridge House, Gove Street Cemetery Entrance, Willis Bristol House, New Haven City Hall, John M. Davies House, Atwater-Ciampolini House, William Pinto House, Dwight Hall (at Yale), Townsend City Savings Bank, James Dwight Dana House, John Pitkin Norton House, Everard Benjamin House and Third Congregational Society. Building elevations, photographs and floor plans are included for most structures. 158 pages of text followed by a one page map of the City of New Haven.
    TB25903  $45.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesNational Publishing Company, :  National Publishing Company's Railroad, Post Office, Township, and County Map of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.  Boston: National Publishing Company, 1902. . A folding, cloth backed, multi-colored map measuring 34" tall by 37" wide from border to border in near fine condition. This map folds up into the publisher's original brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping. The complete map title reads: "National Publishing Company's Railroad, Post Office, Township, and County Map of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut with Distances in Figures Compiled From the Latest Government and State Surveys and Original Sources" and priced at $3.00. The map is drawn to a scale of approximately 1" to 5 miles. Besides showing railroad lines throughout these three states, ferry lines to Long Island, Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are also traced. Tabular data is shown for populations for each state for the state and Federal censuses of 1800 through 1900; counties and county seats with population statistics; a large table of travel distances and a small scale map of the continental United States.
    TB27639  $150.00


  • New Haven Colony Historical Society, :  Papers Of The New Haven Colony Historical Society Vol. III.  New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1882. First Edition, First printing. Very good in the publisher's original dark brown, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with clay end sheets. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 620 pages including an index for volumes I, II and III. The contents include: The founding of Yale College; The New Haven Convention of 1778; History of the Ancient Maritime Interests of New Haven; The Mohegan Land Controversy; Gov. Elihu Yale; Branford Annals; The Boundary Line between Connecticut and New York; Chapters on the Early Government of Connecticut; The Ecclesiastical Constitution of Yale College; The Early Relations between New Netherland and New England; and, Inscriptions on Tombstones in New Haven, prior to 1800.
    TB23596  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandNew Haven Colony Historical Society, :  Papers Of The New Haven Colony Historical Society Vol. IX.  New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1918. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in the publisher's original dark brown, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine with clay end sheets. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 477 pages including an index and text. The contents include: The Hartford Convention; Notes on some of the New Haven Loyalists; The Rev. Harry Croswell D.D. and his Diary; The Removal of Yale College to New Haven in October, 1716; The Loss of the Charter Government in Connecticut; Fighting the Revolution with Printer's Ink in Connecticut; A Ride across Connecticut before the Revolution; The Citizenship of the Author of the "Quatre Lettres d'un Bourgeois de New-Have su l'unite' de la legislation"; Jared Ingersoll, Stamp Master, and the Stamp Act; and A Selection from the Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers of Jared Ingersoll.
    TB23597  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandNew Haven Colony Historical Society, :  Papers Of The New Haven Colony Historical Society Vol. X.  New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1951. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in the publisher's original dark brown, pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 345pages including an index and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs The contents include: Ye Mylestones of Connecticut; The Derby Turnpike; The Grove Street Cemetery; Steamboats Reach New Haven; John William De Forest; New Haven, Birthplace of the World's First Commercial Telephone Exchange; The Three Earliest New Haven Architects; History of the Brass Industry in the Naugatuck Valley; Hezekiah Augur; Slavery in Connecticut and Especially in New Haven; John W. Barber, Illustrator and Historian.
    TB23598  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandNorth, Director, Dept. of Commerce and Labor, S. N. D.:  Heads of Families At The First Census Of The United States Taken In The Year 1790 Connecticut.  Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1908. Reprint. An unbound collection of numbered pages all in fine condition. Printed on both sides of each page with an embossed prior owner's name on the title page. All are quarto in size measuring 11 1/2" by 8 1/2". 227 pages of text including an index.
    TB26320  $20.00


  • Nutting, Wallace:  Connecticut Beautiful.  New York: Bonanza Books, n.d. (1974?). Reprint. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6" with light dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a near fine but price clipped dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by the author. 256 pages.
    TB23601  $10.00


  • Click on Image to expandPhelps, Richard:  Newgate of Connecticut; Its Origin and Early History.  Harford: American Publishing Company, c1876, 1892 . Reprint of 1892. Near fine in the original black cloth covered boards with gilt text on the front board and blind embossed borders on both boards with blind embossed seal of the publisher on the rear board. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 3/4 inches with an early prior owner's name on the second free end page and with light rubbing to the cloth over the tips of the boards. 117 pages of text & illustrations with a number of full page illustrations from steel plate engravings. The full title reads: "Newgate of Connecticut its origin and Early History. Being a full description of the famous & Wonderfull Simsbury Mines and Caverns." The prison was just as infamous as its namesake in England. It was opened in 1773 and saw considerable use during the Revolutionary War.
    TB29220  $40.00


  • Click on Image to expandPratt & Whitney, :  "Clouds Of Airplanes" Powered by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines.  East Hartford, Conn.: Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, n.d. (circa 1944). . A staple bound brochure of ten pages in near fine condition in heavy, paper, printed wraps. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 10 pages illustrated on each page with black and white photographs of military airplanes all powered by Pratt & Whitney engines. These planes include: the Consolidated Catalina, Consolidated Liberator, Douglas Skymaster, Douglas Skytrain, Grumman Hellcat, Lockheed Ventura, Martin Marauder, Northrop Black Widow, Republic Thunderbolt, Chance Vought Corsair and the Chance Vought Kingfisher.
    TB25924  $35.00


  • Click on Image to expandRadde, Bruce:  The Merritt Parkway.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993. Second Printing. Fine in bright yellow cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. A small quarto measuring 9 1/2"by 8 1/2". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 135 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. Illustrated throughout with both color and black and white photographs. "The Merritt Parkway, built in the 1930's to connect Connecticut's Fairfield County with New York State, was one of the earliest attempts to cope with America's new obsession with the automobile. This book traces the history of the Merritt Parkway from the proposals for its construction and design in the early 1920's to its triumphant completion in 1940. ...it is no only a picturesque tour of a renowned Connecticut landmark, but is also an appraisal of a major contribution to the built environment - one recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places." (from jacket flap)
    TB22834  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandSwanberg, J. W.:  New Haven Power 1838-1968.  Medina, Ohio: Alvin F. Staufer, (1988). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in yellow spotted, heavy, green cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 11 by 8 1/2 inches with a slight lean to the spine and unknown yellow spots to both boards. In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with three short closed tears at the upper edge of the spine area and a 1" by 2" abrasion of the colors on the front panel of the jacket and rubbing to the fold to the front flap. 592 pages of text and photographs followed by 16 color paintings of railway engines through the ages. Illustrated with 1,364 black and white photographs, maps throughout detailing the rail equipment, trolleys, busses and steamships owned by the New Haven and Hartford Railroad in their quest to monopolize transportation in the lower New England states.
    TB29197  $100.00


  • Click on Image to expandTerry (Editor), Marian Dickenson:  Old Inns of Connecticut.  Hartford: The Prospect Press, 1937. First Edition. Near fine in 1/2 leather and dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and borders stamped on the spine and gilt borders on the boards at the edge of the leather. The end sheets are maps of the state showing the locations of most of the colonial inns mentioned in the book. A small quarto measuring 11" by 8" with a 1/4" deep closed tear to the leather at the head of the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued, but contained within a very good paper covered slip case. One of only one thousand copies printed with this copy identified as number 209 on the last page of text. 253 pages to include a bibliography, an index, photographic plates of old inn signs and text. Illustrated throughout with many line drawings by J. Frederick Kelly and black and white photographs. (Not listed in Roos. Listed in Colliers' The Literature of Connecticut History, p. 267 "A beautifully illustrated volume, with much interesting material about early highway travel."
    TB26056  $120.00


  • Click on Image to expandThe Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection and Insurance Company, :  Connecticut Masters The Fine Arts and Antiques Collections of The Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection and Insurance Company.  Hartford: Self-published, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An oblong small quarto measuring 9 1/2" high by 9" deep. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 271 pages including an index. Illustrated with hundreds of full color pictures of fine art by master painters and cabinetmakers from Connecticut all of which are in The Hartford Seam Boiler collection of fine arts.
    TB22601  $50.00


  • Click on Image to expandThomas, John Carl:  Connecticut Pewter and Pewterers.  Hartford: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1976. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black and gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a near fine glassine dust jacket. 194 pages including an index, bibliography, checklist of Connecticut Pewterers, text and illustrated extensively with black and white photographs through-out.
    TB19863  $30.00


  • Click on Image to expandTrout, Amy:  The Story of the Farmington Canal.  New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1995. . Very good+ in heavy, printed paper wraps over a double staple binding. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2" with faint coffee or tea stains at the lower edge of the front panel. Without a dust jacket. 20 pages illustrated with maps and bland and white photographs.
    TB27342  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandTrumbull, Benjamin:  A Complete History of Connecticut Civil and Ecclesiastical, From the Emigration Of Its First Planters, From England, in the Year 1630 , to the Year 1764; And To the Close of the Indian Wars In Two Volumes.  New Haven: Matlby, Goldsmith and Co. and Samuel Wadsworth, 1818. First thus.. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good- condition bound in contemporary full leather (calf) covered boards with black and red leather spine labels with gilt text. The leather joints for both volumes are rubbed and worn with the front joint of volume 2 beginning to show separation at its lower half. The hinges for both remain tight and strong. The end sheets show general age toning. The contents of both volumes are in very good condition with foxing or age toning and with a prior owner's name on the first free end page of volume I. It is probably that these two volumes have been married as volume 1 is bound in plain calf with stamped leather labels. Volume 2 is in old tree calf with near matching leather labels with the gilt text done by hand. Volume I contains 563 pages of text (with the last page misnumbered "567") and volume II contains 548 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author as called for. Volume I was first published in 1797 and reprinted in 1798. Volume II was not published until 1818 making this set the first publication of both volumes. (Howes T-366, Evans 32942)
    TB27654  $450.00


  • Click on Image to expandTrumbull, J. Hammond:  The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut Prior to the Union with New Haven Colony, May, 1665.  Hartford: Brown & Parsons, 1850. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in the publisher's original 1/2 black leather and brown cloth covered boards with four raised bands on the spine with gilt text in two of the compartments and gilt borders at the edges of the leather on the boards and with marbled end sheets. The edges of the leather are worn and rubbed and with a 1" deep, 1/2" wide triangular chip from the head of the spine. With the remnants of three prior owner's book plates on the front paste down (One of them showing ownership by a Trumbull.) The hinges and joints remain tight and strong. There is little evidence of any foxing or tanning to the pages. Without a dust jacket as issued. An incomparable source for genealogical information for families of the Hartford area. 604 pages including an appendix, index of names a general index which is followed by an errata. Illustrated with several facsimile reproductions of early colonial documents. The full title reads: "The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut Prior to the Union with New Haven Colony, May, 1665; transcribed and published, (in accordance with a resolution of the general assembly,) under the supervision of the secretary of state, with occasional notes, and an appendix".
    TB22694  $175.00


  • Click on Image to expandTrumbull, Benjamin:  A Complete History of Connecticut Civil and Ecclesiastical.  New London: H. D. Utley, 1898. . Both volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition in tan buckram cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spines. The spines of both volumes are only slightly tanned and the front free end papers have a prior owner's name written at the upper fore corner. Two small quartos measuring 9 1/4 by 5 5/8 inches. Neither volume is within a dust jacket. Volume I contains 495 pages including its index and Volume II contains 475 pages with its index. The complete title reads: "A Complete History of Connecticut Civil and Ecclesiastical From the Emigration of its First Planters, from England, in the Year 1630, to the Year 1764: and to the Close of the Indian Wars". Originally published in 1797 this volume is a 100th year anniversary tribute to the author's "most careful, minute, and conscientious chronicle of the colonial history of the State which has ever been written...." (Jonathan Trumbull, 1898 in the introduction.)
    TB28607  $150.00


  • Click on Image to expandTurner and Melanchton W. Jacobus, Gregg:  Connecticut Railroads...An Illustrated History.  Hartford: The Connecticut. Historical Society, 1986. Paperback Edition. Near fine in heavy, printed paper wraps over an adhesive binding. A quarto of 11 3/4 by 8 7/8 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued. "One Hundred Years of Railroad History". 317 pages of text, maps and extensive photographs. Edited and with a foreword by Oliver Jensen.
    TB29200  $25.00


  • Click on Image to expandUrban, Richard:  Connecticut Chartered For Progress.  Encino, Calif.: Cherbo Publishing Group, Inc., 2002. . Fine in black cloth covered boards with blind embossing on the spine and on the front board. A quarto measuring 12" high by 9" deep. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 348 pages including an index, bibliography, text and illustrated with hundreds of multi-color photographs. A publication produced in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Develoment. A pictorial guide highlighting 20th and 21st century Connecticut lifestyle and economic history.
    TB22773  $20.00


  • Weigold, Marilyn:  The American Mediterranean An Environmental, Economic & Social History of Long Island Sound.  Port Washington: Kennikat Press, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and on the front board and with photographic end sheets. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/2". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 228 pages including an index, bibliographic notes, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps.
    TB23848  $20.00


  • Click on Image to expandWheeler (Compiler), Joseph:  The Centennial One Hundredth Anniversary Of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge Of Connecticut.  New Haven: Self-published, 1890. . Very good+ in purple cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and the same on the front board. A small quarto measuring 9" by 6" with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and at the tips of the boards. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. 311 pages of text followed by a two page index. Illustrated with a few vignettes and a number of plates. A very clean and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB27657  $30.00


  • Whittlesey, Charles:  Crossing and Re-Crossing the Connecticut River.  New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Tay, 1938. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and front board with a prior owner's name on the front EP. The book provides "A Description of the River from it Mouth to its source, with a history of its Ferries and Bridges." 143 pages containing a bibliography, text and photographs of bridges and ferries from Old Saybrook to Putney, Vermont.
    TB16323  $45.00


  • Click on Image to view multiple imagesWinthrop, John:  A Journal Of The Transactions and Occurrences in the Settlement of Massachusetts and the other New-England Colonies, from the year 1630 to 1644.  Hartford: Elisha Babcock, 1790. First Edition. Good in full leather (calf) covered boards with scant remnants of the original, gilt stamped spine label. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 4 7/8 with the front joint broken so that the front board is only held on by one sewing cord. The first free end page is loose on which there are notes in pencil. The second free end page has an early prior owner's name in pencil near its top edge. The rear hinge and joint remain tight and strong. There is an early prior owner's book plate on the front paste down with a separate page typed within this copy indicating that the book plate was that of George Richard Minot (1758-1802) whose name has been cut out of the book plate as well as from the upper edge of the title page. The contents are only slightly tanned and largely free of foxing. Overall, the pages are very clean and free of any damage. 364 pages of text followed by four pages of "contents". Both Sabin and Howes report that the "original edition was edited by Noah Webster" and Howes states that copies of this title are considered "quite scarce". John Winthrop (1588-1649) was the first Governor of Massachusetts. He maintained a journal recording events beginning in March, 1630 to 1644 which relate to the history and development of the New England states during that period making this an extremely valuable resource. This title published his journal for the first time. (Howes, W-583; Sabin, 104847; Evans, 23086)
    TB29440  $1000.00


  • Click on Image to expandWPA, :  Connecticut A Guide to its Roads, Lore and People.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First Edition. Very good in red cloth covered boards with the cloth on the spine faded. Missing its issued dust jacket. The rear end paper of the book has a pocket within which is the multi-color map of the state. 593 pages including an index, chronology and photographs.
    TB29194  $40.00




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