Good. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that'll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
VG. Burgundy cloth, gilt letters on spine, blue & color illus. dust jacket, 244 pp., 44 BW illus. "Between the Revolution and the Civil War, many merchants, financiers, manufacturers, lawyers, and politicians of Boston's elite settled on country estates, took up gentlemen farming, and founded agricultural and horticultural societies. It is a curious fact of history that these men, who were directly responsible for changing the Massachusetts economy from a farming to a commercial and industrial one, spent so much time identifying themselves with things rural and agrarian. [This book] documents these rural pursuits and argues that elite Bostonians drew on their rich reservoir of associations to characterize themselves as virtuous members of a legitimate American elite." (dj).
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