Historical Letters on the First Charter of Massachusetts Government
first edition Hardcover
1839 · Boston
by Cushing, Abel
Boston: J. N. Bang, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good [Textblock Very Good+].. Light shelf/edge wear, light rubbing at spine, several small moisture spots at boards, ornate library plate at front pastedown, author inscription at second blank, notation at copyright page (ex-libris from Harvard, no other library markings), else tight, bright and unmarred. Green cloth boards, gilt lettering, pale yellow endpages. 12mo. 204pp.
Ornate Harvard crest bookplate with handwritten inscription indicating "The Gift of The Author, Hon. Abel Cushing of Boston. Rec. March 30, 1844." Inscribed by the author at the second blank, "Harvard College Library from A. Cushing". Notation at copyright page repeats contents of the library plate. Overall, a rather handsome copy. (Inventory #: 6237)