Boston: Adams, Sampson and Co, 1962. Cloth. Good / No Jacket. Item #005664
Dark brown cloth with ruling and minor ornamentation in blind. Small gilt illustration at the center covers. 432 pages plus 54 pages of ads in the rear. A listing of various institutions, officials, schools, police and other subjects related to the state government of Massachusetts, arranged by county. Of particular note, pages 117 to 419 are devoted to the Civil War, providing a history of the battles and military action up to that point, mostly in relation the involvement of the state of Massachusetts. With lists of the various Massachusetts regiments, providing names of private and officers, as well as brief descriptions of the regiments. GOOD condition. General fading, with minor soiling, to the covers. Minor general scuffing, with a white scuff to the rear cover. Moderate to heavy scuffing along the extremities, with the cloth frayed and worn as the corners and hinges. Cloth chipped at the head and tail of the spine, with a small piece missing at the bottom. Text block solid, with uneven toning to the paper. A few pages with offsetting from newspaper clippings tipped in.