This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...to-day. A few years ago Scituate and the immediate coast furnished all the Irish moss used in the whole country, except what was imported from Ireland. When gathered, it is as green as any weed. It is then washed in large tubs, and afterward bleached and dried in the sun. Of all the places in Scituate, the most inter ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...to-day. A few years ago Scituate and the immediate coast furnished all the Irish moss used in the whole country, except what was imported from Ireland. When gathered, it is as green as any weed. It is then washed in large tubs, and afterward bleached and dried in the sun. Of all the places in Scituate, the most inter esting to many is "The Old Oaken Bucket" homestead. It is close to the railway station on a pretty little country road. At one side of the way a narrow path winds, grass-fringed. Crimson hardhack, yellow false indigo, yarrow, white and pink, bespangle its borders, and over all these nod the broad panicles of the Queen Anne's lace. A pleasant walk it is crossing close by the railway over the dam between "The wide spreading pond, and the mill that stood by it." The first mill on this site was erected in 1646, but before that time there had been a windmill on the Second Cliff. All the way, on either hand, lie the orchards, the meadows, and the deep-tangled wildwood, so dear to the heart of the poet. The site of the old homestead is on the Northy place, at the right not far from the pond, and over its precincts the ancient wellsweep still lifts its slanting sign of promise. There, shadowed by woodbine and lilacs, in the old well the water, "emblem of truth," still swells crystal clear, and as delicious as ever. The " old oaken bucket" itself is represented by a successor bravely bound with brass, --a gift from a distant city. As one stands here in the quiet level landscape, one can realize with what longing the heartsick author of the touching song looked back to the peace of the old home. From the cares, regrets, and disillusions of the city, his fancy turned sadly back to his light-hearted, hopeful childhood...
Good. No Jacket. Book. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Good condtion first edition hardcover. Lean, corners bumped, head and tail pushed, cover lightly smudged. Tissue between colour plate and title page intact.
Good. 8vo, white cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, cover is soiled, corners rubbed, spine darkened, interior pages are clean, illustrated book on early New England towns, 234 pages.
Very Good. 8vo 7.75-9.75'' tall. Nice Firm Clean copy! Light general wear. 234 pages. Warmly told stories of Boston's South Shore, detailing the towns of Dorchester, Neponset, Quincy, Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, Marshfield, Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth. With illustrations.
Very Good+ No Dust jacket. Clean decorated binding-blue-gray cloth boards with gold ship and seashell decoration, decorative border, gold lettering on cover, gold lettering and small decorations on spine. Small spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrations by the author, including color frontis illustration with clean tissue guard, many black and white drawings and page decorations throughout-all clean and bright. 234 pages. A beautiful little book about New England, particularly the South Shore of Massachusetts Bay...the land of the Pilgrims. With lovely drawings by the author of people and places in towns such as Quincy, Dorchester, Weymouth, Cohasset, Plymouth, and more.
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