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Book Number 2586 
Author Samuel G. Drake 
Title The History and Antiquities of Boston the Capital of Massachuestts and Metropolis of New England, from its Settlement in 1630, to the Year 1770. 
Date 1856 
Publisher Luthur Stevens 
Place of Publication Boston 
Edition 1st edition 
Volume Information  
Cover contemporary ½ morocco with marbled boards, spine with 6 compartments of raised bands, gilt lettering on two and four. 
Illustration 15 portrait plates, 1 steel engraved senic plate, 1 map, 3 charming folding views of Boston, 1 facsimile of hand writing, and numerous wood engraved text illustrations. 
Size 4to 
Condition An excellent copy, plates and text are clean and crisp. 
Pagination P. frontis, title, printer’s imprint, iii-x, 1-840 
Reference Howes: D-475; Sabin:20872 
Translation Info  
Notes Originally issued in sixteen parts from 1852 to 1856 “Samuel Gardner Drake was an eminent American antiquarian. In 1828 he went to Boston, where he established an antiquarian bookstore — the first of its kind in the United States — and devoted himself to the study of early Massachusetts history. He was one of the founders of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, was its president in 1858, and for many years was the editor of its quarterly Register.” 
Price (US$) 800  
Short Description Book Antiquities General; Book Americas U.S. 
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