Complete Set of 10: Collections of the Maine Historical Society 1st Series 1831
Title: Collections of the Maine Historical Society (First Series)
Author: Maine Historical Society
Year Published: 1831-1891
Description: Rare complete set of the First Series. All books have intact pages and bindings. Pencil markings from previous bookseller. Nameplates from previous owner. Some cracked end papers. Tanning and foxing throughout.
The volumes of this series, published over a period of sixty years beginning in 1831, contain historical studies on many subjects and include two major town histories: "History of Portland, Part I" by William Willis, which appeared in Volume 1; and "History of Scarborough" by William S. Southgate, which takes up much of Volume 3. Volume 2 contains reprints of two important but rare seventeenth century publications: "Briefe Narration" by Sir Ferdinando Gorges; and "Voyage to New England" by Christopher Levett. These were originally published in London in 1658 and 1628 respectively. Volume 10 (1891) is a cumulative index for the first nine volumes.