1904 · New York
by Stiles, Henry R.
New York: The Grafton Press, 1904. First Edition. Both volumes of this two volume set are in very near fine condition in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines. Both are very heavy, small quartos of 10 5/8 by 7 inches with the lower fore corner of volume I bumped leaving the cloth in that corner wrinkled and with very light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heels of both spines and to the lower tips of the boards. One of only 500 sets printed with volume I identified as number 493 and volume II identified as number 471. The full title reads: "The History Of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut Comprising The Present Towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, And New ington; And of Glastonbury Prior To Its Incorporation In 1693, From Date Of Earliest Settlement Until The Present Time". Volume I (History)contains 995 pages including an index of names and a general index. It is illustrated with a frontispiece from a black and white photograph as well as 66 maps and images. Volume II (Biographies and Genealogies) contains 946 including an index of family names. Illustrated with a frontispiece from earlier works of art and from photographs and 63 images from photographs plus many facsimile autographs. (Inventory #: TB31718)