Readfield: 1839. 1 page, 11 x 7.75 inches, Readfield, February 22, 1839. Outstanding and historically important autographed document regarding a dispute between Maine and New Brunswick, signed "Samuel K. Currier," Adjutant, Regiment Artillery 1st Brigade - 2nd Division. In part: "In obedience to General Orders of the 19th, instituted and herewith transmitted...of the 21st...a draft of the Regiment Artillery is ordered to be made with all possible dispatch as follows...vis...Capt. A. P. Arnolds and two sergeants; George W. Armstrong from...
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Portland: Lefavor-Tower Company, 1910. Portland and Eastport, Maine. 404pp. 4to, 1/2 white cloth, last blank page with small chip on bottom. Portland: Lefavor-Tower Company, 1910. Diary covers the period from 1805 to 1835.
Washington: US Coast Survey, 1849. Map. Lithograph with modern hand coloring. 34" x 22 1/2". Exciting coast survey detailing the coast of New England from Narragansett Bay to Casco Bay, including Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. Various triangulation points used in setting up the survey are shown. Minor stains upper left corner, lined with tissue paper. Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an incredibly prolific surveyor, who worked as the superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, which was first...
1924. Illustrations by the author redrawn by Rockwell Kent. 86pp. Oblong 4to, two-toned boards, front cover warped, edges of lower corners lightly worn, boards lightly soiled, light foxing to bottom margin throughout. N.p., copyright page is dated 1924, title page is dated 1923.
Boston: Prince Society, 1890. 3 volumes. A few illustrations in each volume. viii + 260pp., vi + 270pp., viii + 353pp., 8vo, rebound in grey library buckram, original wrappers bound in; ex-lib, first few pages of volume 3 creased. Boston: The Prince Society, 1890. Internally fine, a very good set. One of 250 copies. Volumes 18-20 of the Publications of the Prince Society.
114 illus., 91 in color. 95pp. square 24mo, boards, d.w. N.Y.: Abrams, (2000). vg.
New York: Beers, F.W. & Co., 1871. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Sheet measures 33.25" x 26.5". Wonderful map of Portland, Maine from 1871, showing the Old Port district from Portland Harbor to Cumberland Street. Shows wharfs, waterways, bridges, railroads, streets, landowners and businesses. Light offsetting. Repair at top left margin. Frederick W. Beers (flourished 1858-1929) came from a family of surveyors, cartographers and publishers originally from Newtown Connecticut. F.W. Beers continued the work of his father James Botsford...
Vols. frontis. 66pp. 8vo, cloth. Portland, 1923.
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Map measures 11.75" x 9.5", map plus text measures 16.5" x 20.5". Nice map of Maine divided into counties. Shows towns, major routes and waterways. Includes information pertaining to history, climate and demographics. From "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas..." of 1822. Small tear to bottom center and a few chips to edges.
89 color plates. small, thin folio, boards. N.Y.: Spanierman Gallery, 2005. vg.
New York: Macmillan, 1951. Illustrated with 7 photographs. 159pp. Slim 8vo, red cloth with paper labels (cloth rubbed at edges; front endpaper lacking; upper corner slightly bumped). New York: Macmillan, (1951). Second printing. A very good(-) copy.
Gorham, Maine: 1864. Union patriotic cover with a large imprint of an angry Heraldic Eagle with stars & stripes shield, holding arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other, draped with a banner marked "E. Pluribus Unum." Postmarked: "Gorham, Maine, July 13" with a cancelled 3c Washington (A-25) stamp, pink variety. No year, circa 1864, 3 x 5.5 inches. Small quarter-inch stain on the irregularly cut left margin, not affecting postmark. Good condition.
illus. 8vo, cloth, cloth dampstained. N.Y.: Farrar & Rinehart, (1937). vg Rivers of America Series.
illus. 4to, cloth. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1953. vg.
1857. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 15.75" x 12.5". Nicely detailed map of Maine divided into counties and townships. Shows towns and cities, railroads, major routes, waterways and canals. In excellent condition with slight chip to lower right corner and small stain to right margin. The Colton family was one the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the United States. J.H. Colton (1800-1893) founded his business in NYC in 1831.
Down East, 2008. Many color photo Illus. by the author. 56pp. Square 12mo, pictorial boards, d.w. N.p.: Down East, (2008). Very good.
Portland: Junior League of Portland, Maine, 1982. Illus. 8vo, spiral bound, wrappers lightly soiled. Portland: Junior League of Portland, Maine, (1982). A collection of recipes.
Boston: Small, Maynard, 1902. Illus. 12mo, green cloth. Boston: Small, Maynard, 1902. Very good.
Portland: Thomas Todd, 1828. in relation to the North-Eastern Boundary of the State. 59pp. + 56 page Appendix. 8vo, 19th century 1/2 black morocco, spine lightly worn, edges of board corners bumped and worn, most pages with light foxing or browning, pencil marks in margins of several pages. Portland: Thomas Todd, 1828. First Edition Signed by Robert P. Dunlap, President of the Maine State Senate in 1828. Pasted on the back endpaper is a 22 page pamphlet from 1837 by...
London: J.F.W. Des Barres. Map. Engraving. 32" x 82". Shows some wear to edges and toning of far left panel. The Bay of Fundy lies between Canada's Nova Scotia and New Brunswick provinces, and touches the U.S. state of Maine. It's known for extremely high tides. J.F.W. Des Barres (c. 1729-1827) was born in Basle Switzerland but went to military school in England. He became a colonial administrator in Nova Scotia and also served as governor of Quebec. Des Barres.....
Anacortes: Spring, 1980. Ed. by Peter Heffelfinger. Illus. 72pp. 4to, pr. wrs., d.w. Anacortes: Spring, (1980). Very good Autobiography based on interviews. Charles Dinsmore lived in Maine until the 1890s, and moved to Washington State in 1900. At the time of this publication, he was 104 years old.
New York: World Book Company, 1923. View. Ink on paper. Signed. Page measures 6.5" x 11", image measures 5.25" x 7.25". An original drawing of a camping scene that served as an illustration for the book "In the North Woods of Maine: The Story of a Winter in the Wilderness Fifty Years Ago", written by E.E. Thomas. Part of the "Pioneer Life Series", the book details the trip taken by the author and his cousin to the primeval forests of...
New York: World Book Company, 1923. View. Ink on paper. Signed. Page measures 14.5" x 11.5", image measures 13" x 9". An original drawing of a hunting scene that served as an illustration for the book "In the North Woods of Maine: The Story of a Winter in the Wilderness Fifty Years Ago", written by E.E. Thomas. Part of the "Pioneer Life Series", the book details the trip taken by the author and his cousin to the primeval forests of...
New York: World Book Company, 1923. View. Ink on paper. Signed. Page measures 7" x 13", image measures 5.75" x 10". An original drawing of a shy fox that served as an illustration for the book "In the North Woods of Maine: The Story of a Winter in the Wilderness Fifty Years Ago", written by E.E. Thomas. Part of the "Pioneer Life Series", the book details the trip taken by the author and his cousin to the primeval forests of...
many color illus. 4to, cloth. N.Y.: Time-Life, (1972). American Wilderness Series. vg.