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Five Discourses on the Truth and Inspiration of the Bible.   Particularly designed for the benefit of youth. By Charles Backus, Pastor of a church in Somers, Backus, Charles
16 Five Discourses on the Truth and Inspiration of the Bible. Particularly designed for the benefit of youth. By Charles Backus, Pastor of a church in Somers
Backus, Charles

Hudson & Goodwin 1797, -. Good; Hardcover; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Hartford, CT; 173 pages, bound in leather quarter cloth over thick card covers; octodecimo. Five compartments on spine with gilt rules; gilt title. Boards scuffed, paper cover peeled & chipped away on front. Head of spine & corners chipped & worn, moderate soil. Spine peeling; gilt title partially worn away. Firmly bound. Endpapers stained & foxed. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Previous owner's name -- Daniel Seamans -- written on blank preliminary. Provenance unknown although several persons of that name resided in southern Massachusetts in the early 19th century. Text quite legible; no page tears or creases. Charles Backus was born in Norwich (Franklin) in 1749, a descendant of William Backus of Old Saybrook. After graduating from Yale in 1769 he studied theology under Dr. Hart of Preston and in 1774 became Pastor of the the Congregational Church in Somers, Connecticut where he remained until his death in 1803. While there, Backus established an informal divinity school, trained nearly 50 ministers and theologians, and published numerous sermons as well as a history of the town of Somers. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; Packaged with care. 22660 
Price: 112.50 USD
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THE CONNECTICUT RIVER and the Valley of the Connecticut, Three Hundred and Fifty Miles from Mountain to Sea, Bacon, Edwin M.
17 THE CONNECTICUT RIVER and the Valley of the Connecticut, Three Hundred and Fifty Miles from Mountain to Sea
Bacon, Edwin M.

G. P. Putnam's Sons 1907, Second Printing. Good+; Hardcover; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Ex-Library; 487 pages, bound in navy blue cloth, with gilt lettering and paste-on pictorial on front cover; top edge gilt. 95 illustrations including frontis with tissue guard. Fold-out map of Connecticut River at rear. Clean cover with moderate edge wear; fraying at ends of spine, corner tips bumped. Solid binding. Gilt lettering bright and intact. Typical library markings with numbers on spine; card pocket, withdrawn stamp. Interior very clean and bright. Color folding map of the Connecticut River crisp and intact, although shows an additional crease or two. Packaged with care and shipped in a box. 25882 
Price: 31.50 USD
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The Connecticut River Valley in King Philip's War, Bacon, Edwin M.; Lodi, Edward (Editor)
18 The Connecticut River Valley in King Philip's War
Bacon, Edwin M.; Lodi, Edward (Editor)
1934400084 / 9781934400081
Rock Village Publishing 2008, Fine; Softcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 109 pages, in purple printed wraps. SIGNED by the editor, Edward Lodi. Crisp, clean, tight. ; Signed by Editor 28479 
Price: 18.86 USD
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A PORRINGER OF COCKINEY The Story of the Land and House Now Owned by the Visiting Nurse Association at 35 Elm Street New Haven, Baker, Christina Hopkinson
19 A PORRINGER OF COCKINEY The Story of the Land and House Now Owned by the Visiting Nurse Association at 35 Elm Street New Haven
Baker, Christina Hopkinson

New Haven Visiting Nurse Association 1930, First Edition. Very Good+ with no dust jacket; Hardcover; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 62 pages, bound in sea green cloth. Illustrated with black & white photos and drawings. History of the house and property at 35 Elm Street, New Haven, beginning with its first owner Governor Theophilus Eaton, down through the Cooks, Noyes, Morrisons, Todds, Goodriches, Atwaters, Eli Whitney, Dole, and more. Bright clean cover, tight binding. Pages clean, lightly toned, unmarked. 29281 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Connecticut Historical Collections  Containing a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c. Relating ... in Connecticut with Geographical Descriptions, Barber, John Warner
20 Connecticut Historical Collections Containing a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &c. Relating ... in Connecticut with Geographical Descriptions
Barber, John Warner
0939883058 / 9780939883059
Bibliopola Press 1999, Facsimile Reprint. Fine; Softcover; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Storrs, CT; 560 pp in wraps. Small fold-out map of Connecticut. Crisp, tight, appears as new and unread. No names or markings. 29551 
Price: 15.30 USD
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The Greater Gungywamp, Twentieth Anniversary Issue, Barron, David P.; Sharon Mason; Vance Tiede
21 The Greater Gungywamp, Twentieth Anniversary Issue
Barron, David P.; Sharon Mason; Vance Tiede

Gungywamp Society 1998, Revised Edition; Fourth Printing. Fine; Softcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 58 pages, pictorial cover; vinyl overlay, plastic comb binding. Illustrated with black & white photos. Please Note: A few of the photos in this Gungywamp Society publication are a bit grainy and below average image quality. History of the Gungywamp site in Groton CT, with an archaeoastronomy supplement by Vance Tiede. Drawings, photos, geographical descriptions. Crisp and clean; no names or markings. 28572 
Price: 31.50 USD
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The Charter of Connecticut  A Study, Bates, Albert Carlos
22 The Charter of Connecticut A Study
Bates, Albert Carlos

Connecticut Historical Society 1932, First Edition. Very Good+; Softcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 72 pages bound in blue paper cover. Light tanning on edges of cover. Interior crisp, unmarked. ; 20950 
Price: 12.66 USD
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Historic Ledyard Volume II: Ledyard Center [CT], Bell, Janice Whitman;  and Carolyn E. Smith
23 Historic Ledyard Volume II: Ledyard Center [CT]
Bell, Janice Whitman; and Carolyn E. Smith

Ledyard Historical Society 1987, Very Good; Plastic comb binding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Softcover. 192 pp.; photos, fold-out map. Cover shows light foxing (little brown speckles). Interior crisp, clean, unmarked. Throughly researched history of Ledyard Village (Volume II in 6 volume series). 29514 
Price: 17.96 USD
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The Face of Connecticut :  People, Geology, and the Land, Bell, Michael
24 The Face of Connecticut : People, Geology, and the Land
Bell, Michael
0942081013 / 9780942081015
CT Geological and Natural History Survey 1986, Third Printing. Good; Softcover; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 196 p in wraps. Clean cover, moderate edgewear; corner crease. Interior pages clean, bright, unmarked. 28804 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Plainfield Transformed:  Three Centuries of Life in a Connecticut Town 1699-1999, Bickford, Christopher P.
25 Plainfield Transformed: Three Centuries of Life in a Connecticut Town 1699-1999
Bickford, Christopher P.

Plainfield Historical Society 1999, Limited Edition. Good+; Softcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 166 pages in wraps. Limited edition, #811 of 1000 printed. Good-only book. Clean, bright cover; firm binding. Short creases on corner and short tear on back cover; edge wear. Pages clean, unmarked.; 29948 
Price: 36.00 USD
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Voices of the New Republic:  Connecticut Towns 1800-1832 ; Volume I: What They Said, Bickford, Christopher P. & Carolyn C. Cooper & Sandra L. Rux
26 Voices of the New Republic: Connecticut Towns 1800-1832 ; Volume I: What They Said
Bickford, Christopher P. & Carolyn C. Cooper & Sandra L. Rux
1878508245 / 9781878508249
Connecticut Academy of Arts & Sciences 2003, Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Hardcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Volume 1 Only. 493 pages, bound in burgundy cloth. Bright clean cover with light to moderate shelf wear at base of spine. Otherwise crisp. Interior crisp, clean; no names or markings. Bright jacket with trace of rubbing on edges, no tears. Packaged with care and shipped in a box.; Packaged with care. 22580 
Price: 31.41 USD
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A Guilford [Connecticut] Bibliography, Bloomer, Nona
27 A Guilford [Connecticut] Bibliography
Bloomer, Nona

Guilford Free Library 1990, Near Fine; Softcover; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 20 page pamphlet in white printed wraps. Crisp, unmarked. List of books and articles written about Guilford Connecticut. ; Guilford Papers, No. 2 Series 26547 
Price: 19.67 USD
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The Puerto Rican Experience in Willimantic, Boujouen, Norma; Newton, James R.
28 The Puerto Rican Experience in Willimantic
Boujouen, Norma; Newton, James R.

Connecticut Humanities Council c. 1983, First Edition. Very Good-; Softcover; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 106 p in stapled wraps. Sponsored by the Windham Regional Community Council. Cover has 3/8" tear top edge & corner crease on back cover Spine slightly faded. Interior clean, unmarked. Survey study of the history and evolution of the Puerto Rican community in Willimantic. ; 20996 
Price: 26.96 USD
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School Memories, Columbia [Connecticut] 1732-1948, Bowen, Kenneth; Arlene Gray; Donald and Eleanor Tuttle; et. al.
29 School Memories, Columbia [Connecticut] 1732-1948
Bowen, Kenneth; Arlene Gray; Donald and Eleanor Tuttle; et. al.

Columbia Historical Society 1976, Revised Edition. Very Good+; Softcover; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 68 pages; plus addenda, bound in red pictorial wrappers. Brief history, black & white photos of Columbia's schools, including Old Hop River, Pine Street, Chestnut Hill, Center, North District, and West Street. Bright clean cover with minor scuffing on back. Pages clean, bright, unmarked. 29271 
Price: 26.96 USD
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200th Anniversary Town of Bozrah Connecticut's 86th Town, Bozrah Bicentennial Committee
30 200th Anniversary Town of Bozrah Connecticut's 86th Town
Bozrah Bicentennial Committee

Town of Bozrah 1986, Very Good; Softcover; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 192 pages, bound in blue card covers. History of the town of Bozrah, with history of its historic places, schools, businesses, and leading families including Sweeney, Leffingwell, Beswick, Gilman, Gager, Fields, Thompson, Beard, Abel. Black & white photos of landmarks throughout. Ads from local businesses interspersed with text. Maps of Bozrah printed inside front and back covers. Cover shows light tanning on spine. Pages clean, bright, unmarked. 30398 
Price: 28.80 USD
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