Hardcover, vols 1, 2 (424 ; 429 pp), first edition (1825, Phelps and Farnham; 1826, Thomas B. Wait and Son), vol. 1 front cover with blank front page missing, rear cover firmly attached (with penciled "2 vols o # o" in old hand inside), spine strip heavily worn but title label (¿Winthrop¿s New England¿) with bright gilt lettering against red background present; in vol. II both covers together with front blank pages present but detached as is most of leather spine strip without title label; name of owner Joseph B. Felts in old hand inked on front blank page (possibly author of History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton; 1834); pages with plain edges, text blocks of both volumes secure, very tight without cracks. With frontis portrait in vol. 1 of John Winthrop (without tissue guard) with foxing outside portrait¿; Preface in vol. I followed by facsimile of title page, dedication, and preface of ¿former edition¿ (1790), and then by bound-in Errata sheet and bound-in half-sheet with brief notes from Adam Winthrop and William Winthrop dated 29 September 1807.; at end Appendix (pp. 335-424). In vol. II fold-out ¿Facsimile of Part of a Letter from Gov. Winthrop to his Wife¿ facing title page with shadow and print rubbed onto title page. In Vol. II Addenda (pp. 348-350), Appendix (pp. 351-397, including of ¿ancient Indian names of our modern towns,¿ with penciled additions), Errata (¿In addition to those seven, noticed in Vol. I¿), General Index (pp. 399-429), with inked Condition Notes: pages in vol. I without any writing, underlining, marks, occasional foxing, dense pp. 95-105, 234-241, 324-325; in vol. II very rare foxing (first 10 pages), and in margins mostly p. 120 to p. 271, short penciled lines, ¿X¿s, on around 150 pages, penciled comments, notes, often of dates in recent hand (?), brief notes, but some extensive, on around 25 pages (on p. 270, ¿to be quoted¿). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The HISTORY of NEW ENGLAND from 1630 to 1649...
Publisher: Phelps and Farnham; Thomas Bl Wait and Son
Publication Date: 1825
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Phelps & Farnham, Boston, Massachusetts. Condition: Good. Two volume set, hardcover in half-leather over marbled boards. All edges marbled. Half Leather. First edition copy. Very good condition for their age 1825/1826.; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. All edges marbled. Frontis with tissue guards intact. All hinges straight and tight; no internal markings. Foxing to front and rear 10 pages or so of each volume. Ownership markings on title page of each volume "Estate of robt W. Weir / Henry C. Weir" Volume I title page has a 50-cent piece open tear where apparently the name of an owner prior to Weir was torn away. Natural tan calf spines and tips over brown marbled paper-covered boards. Showing its age at head/heel of leather spines and at leather tips. First edition of a significant milestone in New England History. In 1945, a previous bookseller priced this set at $245.00. Two volume set bound and aged alike. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1825. Half Leather. Seller Inventory # 379323