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Whitney, George:

SOME ACCOUNT OF THE EARLY HISTORY AND PRESENT STATE OF THE TOWN OF QUINCY, IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.

[Boston: 1827] 64pp, frontis "View of the Congregational Church in 1827- built in 1732." Disbound without wrappers and lightly worn, Good+. This copy is inscribed in ink on the recto of the frontis: 'For the Kentucky Historical Society, from S.G. Drake of Boston.' Drake "in 1828 established in Boston the first antiquarian book-store in the United States, devoting special attention to the collection of books relating to the early history of this country. He continued to do business as a bookseller and publisher during his life, and the most noted writers of his day availed themselves of the store of information that he had collected." Appleton's. Quincy's 17th and 18th centuries, discussing Wollaston, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Hancock, Josiah Quincy, and other luminaries. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 103759.


Book Id: 19650

Price: $175.00

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