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1 Abbott, Frances Matilda Historical Address Prepared for the Duo-Centennial Celebration of the Founding of the City of Concord, New Hampshire. July 2-4, 1927
Concord, New Hampshire Rumford Press 1927 no Wraps Good Ex-Library 
Printed wraps. 38 pp. An address that provides a short history of the city of Concord, New Hampshire, from its first settlement, early colonial history and its growth through the 1800s. With an index of names in the rear. GOOD condition. Apparent ex-library, with evidence of a removed pocket present in the inside rear cover and erased call numbers at the top front cover. No other treatments visible. General uneven fading and toning to the wraps, with some creasing, mostly at the corners. Minor soiling. A few small tears along the rear extremities. Interior clean and solid with very minor foxing. Small dampstain affecting the upper margin of two pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Drowned Valley: The Piscataqua River Basin, Adams, John
2 Adams, John Drowned Valley: The Piscataqua River Basin
Hanover, NH University Press of New England 1976 0874511232 / 9780874511239 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
First Edition. Brown cloth in price-clipped dust jacket. ISBN: 0874511232. Primarily a photo history of the Piscataqua River area in New Hampshire/Maine. The author, a professional photographer, gathered many photos from 1855 to 1920 that chronicled the growth and change surrounding the river. Contemporary newspaper accounts accompany the photos providing an in depth study of the area, as experienced by those who lived there. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Minor scuffing and general fading to the jacket. Minor soiling and toning, with a little soiling to the mylar protecting the jacket on the rear cover. Minor to moderate wrinkling to the jacket, mostly along the extremities, with a few tiny bumps. A hint of fading and edgewear to the book. Text clean and solid, with minor soiling to the fore edge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Adams, Nathaniel Annals of Portsmouth, Comprising a Period of Two Hundred Years from the First Settlement of the Town; with Biographical Sketches of a few of the Most Respectable Inhabitants
Hampton, NH Peter Randall 1971 no Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Hard cover. No jacket. 412 pages. A reprint of the 1825 edition. A classic early history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire from the early 1600's to the early 1800's, with extensive information on events in Portsmouth in the 1600's and 1700's. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling and some dustiness to the covers. Minor fading and rubbing, with the gilt decoration on the front cover rather faded. Inner text clean and tight. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 Adams, Nathaniel Annals of Portsmouth, comprising a period of Two Hundred Years from the First Settlement of the Town; with Biographical Sketches of a few of the most Respectable Inhabitants.
Portsmouth Published by the Author 1825 no Hard Cover Poor No Jacket 
Paper covered boards with leather corners and spine (although this is covered by brown binding tape). 400 pp. A history of Portsmouth, New Hamphire, providing several paragraph entries by year spanning from the 1600s to the 1800s. With mention of witchcraft, etc. POOR condition. Binding held together with brown tape. Heavy scuffing and fading to the covers. Minor soiling and staining. Heavy wear to the extremities. Owner's bookplate and signature present. Interior hinges reinforced with cloth tape. Text block shaken and weak, with several pages and gatherings detached and laid in. Scattered soiling and staining in the interior, with some foxing. Reference copy only. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Belknap, Jeremy The History of New Hampshire. Volume 1 ONLY
Bowie, MD Heritage Books 1992 no Trade Paperback Near Fine 
Reprint of the original 1831 edition. Trade paperback. 541 pages including index. This is a reprint of the updated 1831 edition that includes extensive biographical notations by the genealogist John Farmer. A cornerstone book of the history of New Hampshire. NEAR FINE with light rubbing to the covers and extremities. Text clean and tight. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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6 Bemis, Charles A. History of the Town of Marlborough, Cheshire County, N.H. With the report of its centennial celebration in 1876; also embracing genealogies and sketches of families from 1764 to 1880
Boston Press of Geo. H. Ellis 1881 no First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
726 pages plus an errata page in the rear. With black and white plates throughout, mostly portraits of various notable people. An extensive town history of Marlborough, NH, including genealogical facts, and covering topics such as early settlements, the Revolutionary and Civil War, meeting houses, taverns and stores, mills, etc. In GOOD condition with some soiling and general moderate fading to the covers. Mostly minor scuffing. Light wear to the extremities. Binding and text block solid. Scattered minor to moderate foxing, mostly to the plates and tissue guards. Heavy darkening to the endpapers. Two small insect holes at the upper fore edge of the first several pages, not affecting text. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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7 Blood, Grace Holbrook Manchester on the Merrimack. The Story of a City
Manchester, NH Manchester Historic Association 1975 no Hard Cover Near Fine Good 
Stated revised edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. 353 pages plus a few pages in the rear giving the names of the mayors of Manchester. With map endpapers and illustrations throughout. A history of the town of Manchester, New Hampshire, from a small farming hamlet to the largest city in NH, transformed by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. GOOD+ jacket on a NEAR FINE book. Some scuffing to the extremities of the jacket. Thin black spotted streak along the front and rear top jacket edge, perhaps from paint. A 1 inch long streak appears at the bottom front edge and along most of the lower back edge, especially to the head of the spine. Minor fading. Spine sunned. Minor scuffing to the extremities of the book. Text clean and solid. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Bouton, Nathaniel (compiler and editor) Provincial Papers. Documents and Records Relating to the Province of New Hampshire, from 1749 to 1763. Volume VI.
Manchester James M. Campbell, printer. 1872 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Dark brown cloth. 929 pp. A collection of documents relating the State of New Hampshire, including letters and addresses from governors, journals from the House of Representatives, etc. This includes extensive documentation of Native American Indian hostilities at Stevens-Town and vicinity, as well as other locations, as recounted through depositions and letters. Other topic include the Crown Point Expedition, and the Seven Years French and Indian Wars from 1755-1762. GOOD condition. General fading, some soiling and scuffing to the covers. Cloth frayed, split and torn at the head and foot of the spine. Corners worn. Paper browned in the interior. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Brewster, Charles W Rambles About Portsmouth. First Series. Sketches of Persons, Localities, and Incidents of Two Centuries: principally from tradition and unpublished Documents
Portsmouth: NH Lewis W. Brewster 1873 no Hard Cover Poor No Jacket 
. Stated second edition. Hard cover. 381 pages including index. An in depth history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from Pring's visit to the Piscataqua, as well as Smith's discoveries on the coast, to Champlain's visit to Odiorne Point. Also included is a history of the establishment of the town, notable persons, buildings, and events. In dark brown cloth decorated in blind. In POOR condition. Title page and first endpaper DETACHED. Moderate to heavy fading to the book. Minor soiling with three small dark ink spots near the upper front corner. Moderate to heavy scuffing to the covers. Heavy bumping and scuffing to the extremities, with some loss of the cloth at the corners. Cloth fraying and coming off along the rear fore edge and front hinge. Front cover cracked and separating at the front hinge. Rear cover cracked at the hinge but still intact. Text block cracked at page 154/55. Text otherwise solid with minor scattered soiling and general darkening to the pages. Reading/reference copy in POOR condition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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10 Brewster, Charles W. Rambles About Portsmouth. First and Second Series
Somersworth, NH New Hampshire Publishing Company 1971 no Hard Cover Very Good Good 
Brown hard covers in a faux leather style. With price clipped jackets. Numbers 124 out of an edition of 136. 420, 407 pp. With new forewords, extra illustrated plates at the front of each volume and new indexes. Originally written as weekly columns in his Portsmouth paper, these works were published first in book form in the late 1860's, early 1870's. They offer a history of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and its early settlers and residents, chronicling its growth as a seaport and documenting notable moments in its history. Much information was drawn from local documents and other primary sources. GOOD jackets on VERY GOOD books. General fading to the jackets, heavier to the spines. Minor to moderate scuffing, mostly to the rear panels. Light soiling. Jackets with minor chipping and tearing along their upper extremities, heaviest to the heads of the spines. Minor fading and edgewear to the books. Interiors clean and solid with minor toning to the paper. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Candee, Richard M. Building Portsmouth. The Neigborhoods and Architecture of New Hampshire's Oldest City
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A. Portsmouth Advocates 1992 0963453904 / 9780963453907 Soft Cover Very Good 
200 pages including index. With black and white photos, illustrations and floor plans throughout. A detailed history of the architecture of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, charting the various designs throughout the years. This includes 17th century plank-framed structures to mariner and craftsmen dwellings, Victorian suburbs, colonial and federal mansions, etc. VERY GOOD+ condition. Light rubbing and edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Carroll, Aileen M. Bartlett, New Hampshire: in the valley of the Saco
West Kennebunk, ME Phoenix Publishing 1990 no First Edition Hard Cover Good Near Fine 
First edition, one of 2,000 copies. Hard cover in unclipped jacket. 209 pages including index. With photos and illustrations throughout. A history of Bartlett, NH including its origins, the significance of its trails and turnpikes, the significance of the railroad and logging, etc. GOOD jacket on a NEAR FINE book. Minor to moderate soiling, some uneven fading and minor scuffing to the jacket. Some scuffing with a few small tears to the jacket extremities. Minor edgewear to the book. Slight foxing to the top page edges, not affecting text. Previous owner's name on the ffep. Text clean and solid. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Charlton, Edwin New Hampshire as it Is. In Three Parts. Part I: A Historical Sketch of New Hampshire. Part II: A Gazetteer of New Hampshire. Part III: A General View of New Hampshire
Claremont, NH Tracy and Company 1856 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Brown cloth decorated in blind. Stated third edition, revised. 592, 4 pp. With one illustration, a portrait, and a frontis portrait of Daniel Webster. A general survey of New Hampshire, recalling in brief early explorations, founding and settlements, as well as providing short descriptions of the various towns and counties in the state. The third section studies the geology, as well as economic and religious conditions in the state. GOOD condition. General fading, minor scuffing and soiling to the covers. Cloth scuffed and worn through along the extremities, with the cloth split along the rear hinge, affecting almost the entire length. Backstrip slightly loosened. Interior solid, with scattered offsetting and foxing throughout. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Cochrane, W.R. History of Francestown, N.H., from its earliest settlement April, 1758, to January 1, 1891. With a brief genealogical record of all the Francestown families.
Nashua, NH J.H. Barker, Printer. 1895 no Half Leather Poor No Jacket 
Half leather with dark brown cloth. v, 1016, xv pages with photo illustrations, a folded map, and portraits. MISSING all pages up to the preface, including title page and frontispiece illustration. Title and bibliographic information based on OCLC records. A history of Francestown, New Hampshire, from its first settlement, activity during the Revolutionary War, military record, cemeteries, roads and bridges, as well as a lengthy section in the rear containing a genealogy and biographical information on Francestown families. POOR/FAIR condition, lacking the aforementioned pages. Moderate fading, scuffing anfd some soiling to the covers. A few areas of staining present. Leather split and worn along the spine and hinges, with a large piece missing from the upper rear portion of the spine. Extremities rather bumped and worn. Interior hinges repaired with scotch tape. Text block shaken but holding. Scattered dampstaining throughout, ranging from small to medium in size. Minor scattered soiling. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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15 Cogswell, Leander A History of the Eleventh New Hampshire Regiment Volunteer Infantry in the Rebellion War 1861-1865
Concord, NH Republican Press Association, Printer 1891 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 
First edition. Brown cloth. xi, 784 pp, plus an addenda/errata page. With a few illustrations, all present as called for. A history of the volunteer infantry of the Eleventh New Hampshire Regiment during the Civil War, detailing battles, sieges and daily life during the war, as well as documenting the actions of many of the soldiers. This includes Fredericksburg, the siege of Knoxville, Battle of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, a description of the Andersonville and Florence prisons, the Battle of Fort Sanders, etc. With a roster in the rear and a 'compliment of L.W. Cogswell' slip of paper tipped in at the second front endpaper. GOOD condition. Minor soiling, scuffing and fading to the cloth, with moderate fraying at the corners and tips of the spine. Very minor loss at the tail of the spine. Cover cracked and separating along the interior front hinge, somewhat tenuously attached. Rear interior hinge cracked but holding. Text block clean and solid with minor toning to the paper. Stray pen mark to a page in the contents. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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16 Cogswell, Leander W. History of the Town of Henniker Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
Somersworth, NH New Hampshire Publishing Company 1973 no Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
A facsimile of the 1880 edition with a new foreword by Francis Lane Childs. New Hampshire Historical Editions Series. Somersworth, NH: 1973. New Hampshire Publishing Company. Number 302 of an edition of 500 copies. 807 pages plus a one page addendum. Illustrated hard cover. No jacket. With a section of photos at the front. An extensive history of Henniker, New Hampshire, including its original settlement, its military activities, including its contributions to the Civil War and a large, almost 400 page, section of the genealogy and history of the Henniker families. GOOD condition. Moderate soiling to the cover with a drip stain present on the center front cover. General fading. Extremities with moderate scuffing and some bumping, with minor loss to the paper covering the boards in a few sections. Front interior hinge weak. Binding still solid. Text with a few lines in the margins in the genealogy section, and many pages dog-eared in the history section. Solid in GOOD condition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 Cole, Luane Editor Patterns and Pieces. Lyme, New Hampshire 1761/1976
Caanan, NH Phoenix Publishing 1999 no Trade Paperback Very Good 
Phoenix Publishing. (Reprinted by the Dartmouth Printing Company). Trade paperback. 381 pages. With several illustrations throughout and black and white map endpapers, reproducing a map from 1806. A history of Lyme, New Hampshire including its settlement, early settlers and pioneers, its schools, churches and government, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading and soiling to the covers. Upper rear corner and lower front corner of the covers with a diagonal crease. Minor scuffing to the extremities. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Dean, John Ward Memoir of Charles Wesley Tuttle, A.M.
Boston David Clapp and Son, Printers 1888 no Original Wraps Fair 
21 pages. With a frontis portrait. A brief biography of Charles Tuttle, recalling his time in Dover, New Hampshire, his interests in astronomy including the discovery of a comet, his travels in New Hampshire and beyond, his written works, etc. In FAIR/GOOD condition. Lacking the rear wrap. Moderate darkening and minor soiling to the front wrap. Lower extremity of the wrap with several chips missing with otherwise minor chipping and tearing along the extremities. General but minor darkening to the interior. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 Dow, Joseph History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire. From its Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892. Two volumes in one Book
Somersworth, NH Peter E. Randall 1970 no Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
Stated second edition. Orange-reddish cloth. No jacket. 1104 pages. With photos, illustrations and maps throughout, including a fold out map in the rear. An exhaustive town history of Hampton, New Hampshire, from its first settlers to its growth, churches, roads, buildings, etc. With a lengthy genealogical and biographical section on various residents of the town. GOOD condition, EX-MUSEUM LIBRARY, with a pocket in the rear, pastedown in the front and minor sticker residue at the base of the spine. A few library pencil notations on the title/copyright page. Moderate fading to the spine, with a small area darkened from a removed label. General fading to the covers, with minor wear along the extremities. Rear hinge starting to crack and separate at the top but still intact and solid. Text clean and solid. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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20 Drown, Daniel Augustus Idyls of Strawberry Bank. Poems
Portsmouth, NH Printed for the Author 1873 no Cloth Fair No Jacket Ex-Library 
Original cloth with a gilt decoration on the front cover. 264 pages. Frontispiecs of a Portsmouth Parade, with an illustration of the Piscataqua within. A book of poetry, many reflecting life and scenes of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and other seacoast areas. A New Hampshire author/poet. FAIR condition. Slightly ex-library, with a pocket in the rear cover. Spine and covers very faded, especially along the fore edges. Cloth splitting along the front hinge, cloth chipped at spine ends. Minor soiling, scuffing and edgewear. Binding cracked in the interior, at the title page. Contents solid, with foxing, somewhat moderate to the first few pages. Minor scattered foxing throughout. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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