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Mineral Deposits in Essex County Massachusetts, Especially in Newbury and Newburyport with Map and Notes

BROCKWAY, Charles J. Newburyport [Massachusetts]: William H. Huse & Co., Printers, 1875. Wraps. Very good. [GEOLOGY] [MAP]. Map: Map of Mining Lands at Newbury and Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, Boston: The Hatch Litho Co., 1875. 12mo; 60pp; map attached to title page; lacks a wrapper, publisher's stab-stitched leaves; light soiling to title and last leaf; 2 spots on pp37; very good. Located in 10 OCLC libraries. Map: Paper size: 19 ¼" x 22 5/8"; 17 ¾" x 22 3/8" within the neat line; closed tear to left side extending through the neat line at attachment to page; very good. Detailed report on the silver and lead mines of eastern Massachusetts around Newbury and Newburyport. The attached map supplements the report giving an interesting and detailed look at these communities in 1875. Included are the land plats with ownership, points of interest including train depots, ice houses, farms, factories, churches, mills, schools, cemeteries, a mining station, meeting houses, a hotel, brickyard, the town green and two lighthouses. Two railroad lines are shown: the Boston and Maine line and the Eastern Rail Road line. There are interesting geographical areas identified, including: Devil's Den, Hump Sands, Newbury Flats and Salisbury Beach; several islands: Carrs Island, Seal Island and Woodbridge Island; and 10 creeks and rivers.
  • $200
Report from The Secretary of War

Report from The Secretary of War, in Compliance With a resolution of the Senate of the 14th December, 1837, with survey of Owl’s Head harbor, and Cobscoock [sic] bay. January 5, 1838. Ordered to be printed

ABERT, Lt. Col., J.J., Topographical Engineer [Washington, D.C.]: 25th Congress, 2d Session [Senate], 1838. Wraps. Very good. [MAP] [GOVERNMENTAL REPORT] Blair & Rivers printers. Fold-out map: Owl's Head Harbor Maine, Aug. 1836, by Lt. Col. S.H. Long, Lieuts. J.F. Cooper, and J.I Donaldson. 16 ½" x 13"; one 1 ½" closed tear to left side where map is bound in. Fold-out map: Chart of Owlshead Harbour and Projections of a Breakwater, Drawn by Y.A. Barton and A.R. Flint,1837. 16 ¼" x 12 ½"; one 1 ½" closed tear to left side where map is bound in; creasing; moderate amount of foxing. Fold-out map: Cobscook Bay Maine, surveyed 1836, by Lt. Col. S.H. Long, Lieuts. J.F. Cooper, and J.I. Donaldson. 16 7/8" x 13 1.4"; one 1 ½" closed tear to left side where map is bound in. 8vo; 13pp; 3 bound in maps; stiff tan wrapper, title written in ink; three staple binding; ink on front wrapper shows splatter damage, light foxing throughout; very good with 2 near fine maps. OCLC locates this in 5 libraries. The safety of navigation up and down the east coast of Maine and the U.S. was a constant priority for the War Department and commercial shippers. Surveying by the Topographical Bureau located safe harbors and made recommended improvements on those that could be made safe. Protection during storms was paramount for the Naval fleet and commercial shipping. This survey looks at Owl's Head Harbor, a small harbor in mid-coast Maine, and Cobscook Bay located far north at the Maine and New Brunswick, Canada border.
  • $200
Illustrated Memories of Portsmouth

Illustrated Memories of Portsmouth, Isles of Shoals, New Castle, York Harbor, York Beach and Rye, New Hampshire

Portland, Maine: G.W. Morris, Publishers, 124 Franklin Street, 1910. Wraps. Very good. [VIEWBOOK] [NEW HAMPSHIRE] [TRAVEL] [SOUVENIR]. Wrapper title: Illustrated Memories of Portsmouth, York, York Harbor, York Beach, Kittery, Isle of Shoals, New Castle & Rye. 12mo oblong (7 ¼" x 10 ¾"); [51]pp; stiff cream textured wrapper, lettering in red and black on front with a line-drawing vignette of people fishing from a canoe; 46 b&w photographic half-tone illustrations; [5]pp text precedes the illustrations; wear to wrapper with chipping at spine and small closed tears to edges, clean and tight interior; very good. OCLC locates 9 copies. An introductory text about the area of Southern Maine and the sea coast of New Hampshire is followed by large photographic illustrations with titles. With dirt streets and a horse and buggy in one of the photos, the viewbook appears to be from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. In a beach scene, women are bathing in dresses to their knees with dark stockings. The photos are of historic homes, churches, and the scenic coast. Fort McClary in Kittery, Old Fort Constitution of New Castle Island, and several lighthouses including the Portsmouth Harbor Light in New Hampshire, and the Nubble Light and the Boon Island Light in Maine are pictured. Interesting large hotels and resorts are featured. Several historic churches including the interiors are shown, with a special photo of the hanging greens at Christmas in St. John's Church in Portsmouth. The Old Gosport Church on Star Island, Isle of Shoals is shown. There are several photos of the writer and poet, Celia Thaxter's cottage and its interior on Appledore Island, in York County, Maine. And a curious photograph of the rocks on York Beach is imagined as the "Profile of George Washington.".
  • $125