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1) The 1858 Map of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, & Nantucket
Gamble, Adam (Editor), Garver, Joseph (Preface)
 
On Cape Publications, 2009. Based on the five-foot by five-foot 1858 Map of the Counties of Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket Counties by Henry F. Walling, this display-style book showcases each county, town, village, and the major bodies of water that surround and connect them. It includes each home and business, road by road, complete with the names of property owners and important geographic features, as well as useful tables of statistics and delightful period illustrations. Originally produced at the en ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$160.00
2) Absolute Certainty
Connors, Rose
 
New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002. New York, NY, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002. SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First edition, first printing. 8vo. Dark blue quarter cloth over dark blue boards with silver lettering embossed on spine, 283 pp. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and a few shallow scratches, but still bright and shiny. Former owner blind stamp on endpaper, a few pages are creased at corners. Very good in a very good dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover.. Signed by Author. Fi ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$22.00
3) An American Flower Show, May 9 through October 13, 1980
Heritage Plantation of Sandwich
 
Sandwich: Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 1980. Sandwich: Heritage Plantation. First edition. 32 pp. very heavily illustrated. Catalogue of 128 items in graphic arts, sculpture, furniture, textiles, ceramics, glass and toleware that formed the exhibit. New.. First Edition. Stiff Wrappers. New. Illus. by Illustrated. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Exhibition Catalog.

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$22.00
4) Boston : A Guide Book to the City and Vicinity
Bacon, Edwin M
 
Boston: Ginn & Company, 1922. Revised edition. Revised by Leroy Phillips. 12mo. Cloth. 136.+ p. Color maps. Black and white illustrations and photographs. A charming little guidebook to the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Gilt lettering and decoration on front. Fading to spine. Owner's name. Near fine.. Revised Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$22.00
5) A Bundle of Yarns
Shibley, Fred W
 
Providence, RI: H. Gregory, 1899. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 250 p. A collection of short tales, many written in New England dialect, of country life in New England. Minor edgewear. Binding tight. Near fine.. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$40.00
6) Cambridge U.S.A. Hub of a New World
Rand, Christopher
 
New York: Oxford University Press, 1964. Reprint. 12mo. Cloth binding, 195 pp. A sixties look at life in the intellectual hub of Harvard and M.I.T. Dustjacket edgeworn, price-clipped. Very good in a good dustjacket, protected with a mylar cover.. Reprint. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$15.00
7) The Centennial Anniversay of the Birth of Edward Everett Celebrated by the Dorchester Historical Society, April 11, 1894
[Everett, Edward]
 
City of Boston: Municipal Printing Office, 1897. Second edition. Brown sandcloth binding, gilt decoration and titles. Antique ex-library, hand-dated bookplate. Chocolate coated endpapers. Frontispiece photograph of Everett's birthplace, protective tissue. 106 pp. Speeches given on the occasion of Everett's birthday. Everett was considered the nation's greatest orator of his time. He was invited to give the main speech at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on Septe ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$150.00
8) Children of the Light : The Rise and Fall of New Bedford Whaling and the Death of the Arctic Fleet
Allen, Everett S
 
Boston, MA: Little Brown and Company, 1973. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 302 pp. Index. References. Black and white photographs. Minor edgewear to boards. Jacket has small tears and light chipping along upper edge and overall light shelfwear. Near fine in very good jacket in mylar cover.. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$55.00
9) Common Ground : A Naturalist's Cape Cod
Finch, Robert
 
Boston, MA: David R. Godine, 1981. First edition, second printing. 8vo. Cloth. 142 pp. Illustrated with line drawings. Minor edgewear to boards. Jacket is edgeworn with fading on spine. Near fine in very good jacket in mylar cover.. Reprint. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Cannell, Amanda. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$35.00
10) Concord River : Selections from the Journals of William Brewster
Dexter, Smith O., Editor
 
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1937. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 258 p. Illustrated with 1 color and numerous black and white plates by Frank W. Benson, noted American Impressionist. A charming and readable book, made up of ornithologist's Brewster's field notes and diaries, of his observations of natural life in and around the Concord River in Massachusetts. This is an ex-library copy from the Sturgis Library in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Library marks include lettering and remains of a ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$60.00
11) Diary of Samuel Sewall 1674-1729 in 3 volumes, Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Volume 5 - Fifth Series
Sewall, Samuel
 
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1878. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1878. 3 volumes, complete. Brown silk binding, paper spine labels. Volume I: first edition, frontispiece portrait of Sewall, protective tissue, 532 pp. including index; Volume II: second edition, 462 pp. including index; Volume III: 572 pp. including index. Sewall was one of the judges overseeing the Salem Witch Trials. Apart from his involvement in the Salem witch trials, Sewall was somewhat liberal in his views for t ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$495.00
12) Directory and history of Plymouth and Barnstable counties of 1873-4 (Massachusetts)
Dudley, Dean
 
Boston: Dudley, 1873. Presumed first edition. Published 1873 (with 1873-74 information). Newly rebound History of Towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. 8vo. Cloth binding, 206 numbered pages, plus over 65 pp.period advertising. Covers history, churches, town officers and directories of both counties. Lacking title page and folding map. Three in-text engravings. Some pages show waterstaining around edges, does not affect text. Scarce reference work. Very good.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. Illus. by ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$385.00
13) The Essex County Directory for 1888-89. A complete index to the mercantile, manufacturing and professional interests of the County, together with much valuable miscellaneous information
Editor
 
Boston: Briggs & Co., Publishers, 1888. First edition. Printed pastedown over cloth boards. Great advertisements, many illustrated. Business directory, arranged by town. Directory of other businesses, including academies, arranged by type and by town. 672 pp. One corner of one page razored out (probably someone saw an engraving they fancied ...) Endpapers used for additional advertising. Both hinges cracked open. Solid, clean textblock. Fair Condition.. First Edition. Pastedown Over Cloth. Fair. Illus. ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$65.00
14) Full Circle
Vineyard Elders; Ditchfield, Michael, writing facilitator
 
Martha's Vineyard: Vineyard Social Day Program, 1994. Martha's Vineyard: Vineyard Social Day Program, 1994. First edition. 12mo. Wrappers bound with string. 24 pp. LETTER FROM SOCIAL WORKER TO DONALD W. BAKER. Don Baker was a well-known teacher/poet/mentor/editor. SIGNED/INSCRIBED to Don Baker and his wife, Natalie, as well. A collection of poems by Vineyard elders. Pages 3 and 4 bound in twice. Fine.. Signed by Editor. First Edition. Wrappers Bound with String. Fine. 12 mo.. Chap Book.

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$85.00
15) Full Circle 911
Kozak, Diane
 
Hayden, AL: Sunpiper Press, 2008. Hayden, AL, Sunpiper Press, 2008. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Second edition. 8VO. Paperback with pictorial cover, included ephemera about author, 236 pp. Abby Haddad, a Muslim teenager living in a small Massachusetts town, uses her Islamic background to uncover some frightening connections between recent events. Torn between loyalty to family and love of Country she calls home, Abby decided to halt the impending disaster. The combination of persistence, patriotism and ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$44.00
16) Guide to the manuscript collections
Nantucket Historical Association
 
Nantucket: Nantucket Historical Association, 1986. Nantucket: Nantucket Historical Association, 1986. First edition. 4to. Trade paperback, 142 pp. Ex-library. Appears little-read. Good.. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Good. 4to.. Ex-Library.

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$45.00
17) Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups
Thernstrom, Stephan, Editor
 
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981. Second printing. 4to. Cloth. 1076 p. Charts. Maps. The first systematic and comprehensive review of the numerous ethnic groups who reside in the United States. The editors present the history, culture, and distinctive characteristics of 100 ethnic groups from Acadians to Zoroastrians -- Asians, Native Americans, Europeans, Latin Americans, East and West Indians, African Americans, Mexican Americans, and more. This book was presented to Speaker of the Ho ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$500.00
18) The History of Nantucket Island : A bibliography of Source Material with Index and Inventory
Coffin, Marie M., Compiler
 
Nantcuket, MA: Nantucket Historical Trust, 1970. Nantucket: Nantucket Historical Trust, 1970. Limited edition. 63 p. Illustrated. 8vo. Cloth. Includes Nantucket Historical Trust Fact Sheet. A comprehensive bibliography of material on the history of Nantucket. This is an exlibrary copy from Cape Cod's historic Sturgis Library, the oldest library building in the country. Library marks include barcode, stamps and spine lettering. Minor edgewear. Very good.. Limted Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jac ... more information

Offered by Rose's Books, IOBA (Massachusetts, United States)
$50.00
19) House....No. 157. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. House of Representative, April 14, 1849. REPORT: The Joint Standing Committee on Prisons
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 
Boston, MA: Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1849. 8vo. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering and black title block on front. 22 p. Illustration of Boston New Jail and Plan of Principal Floor. One fold-out plan of "Model Plan for a County Prison," Jos. Billings, Architect. House....No. 157. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. House of Representative, April 14, 1849. REPORT: The Joint Standing Committee on Prisons, to whom were referred sundry documents, relating to the State Prison; also order ... more information

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$50.00
20) In the Land of the Lotus-eaters
Carlisle, Robert D. B.
 
Chatham, MA: Stage Neck Road Publications, 1993. Chatham, MA, Stage Neck Road Publications, 1993. First edition. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO AWARD WINNING AND PULITZER PRIZE NOMINATED POET, DONALD W BAKER. 8vo. Paperback with pictorial cover, includes ephemera about book, illustrations and cover artwork by author's son, Gordon Carlisle, 91 pp. Lovely poetry and prose about life on Cape Cod, accompanied by wonderful pen and ink style drawings. From the personal library of poet Donald W. Baker. Fine ... more information

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$55.00
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