Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 10 vols., 1855-.
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society/Wiggin & Lunt. 8vo. Leather worn, scraped, marbled boards rubbed, edgeworn. T.e.g. Library inkstamps on blank preliminary pages, copyright pages. Plain white labels cover original paper library spine labels. Occasional light finger soil. Engravings (plate and cuts). Two volumes lack rear covers. All are indexed at rear. Sold as complete lot. 1. 1855-1858, 412 pp. (Lacks rear cover). Frontispiece and five plates clean. Samuel Appleton, the Extinction of Slavery in Massachusetts, Thomas Dowse memorial, more. 2. 1858-1860, 465 pp. Letters/diaries of Edmund and Josiah Quincy; Wm. H. Prescott; Naturalization in the American Colonies, more. Two cancels of pp. 147-8 laid in at original p. 147, sl. tanned & chipped at edges, with errata slips. Frontispiece and 1 plate. 3. 1860-1862, 530 pp. Witchcraft papers, the Rogers genealogy & Candler ms., memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch, more. Frontispiece and 1 plate. 4. 1862-1863, 503 pp. The Great Seal of New England, more. Frontispiece, 2 plates & 1 folding plate. 5. 1863-1864, 508 pp. Memoirs of Dr. Luther Bell, Rev. Charles Mason, Diary of Ezekiel Price, more. Frontispiece, 1 b/w plate, 1 color plate & 1 folding map. 6. 1864-1865, 510 pp. Tribute to Edward Everett, Letters of John Andrews, more. Frontispiece, 1 plate & 1 folding plate. 7. 1866-1867, 524 pp. Memoir of Josiah Quincy, Parker's "The Origin, Organization and Influence of the Towns of New England," more. Frontispiece & 1 plate. 8. 1867-1869, 519 pp. Memoirs of Chief Justice Shaw, Jared Sparks, more. Three plates (no frontispiece). 9. 1869-1870, 534 pp. Lacks rear cover; ffep, rfep and spine sl. chipped. Memoirs of Levi Lincoln, Charles Greely Loring; the Cardiff Giant Controversy, more. 4 plates (no frontispiece). 10. 1871-1873, 508 pp. Ffep partially detached. Society bibliography, letters of George Washington, more. 1 folding plate (no frontispiece). Plates are b/w engravings unless noted. Fair to Good Half-Leather (Item ID: 16534)