Newtown Massachusetts fine King's Handbook 1889 Sweetser illustrated book photosBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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King's Handbook of Newtown Massachusetts, by M.F. Sweetser.
Published 1889, Boston, Massachusetts by Moses King Corporation.
326 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with 200 accurate drawings, photo-engraved plates and wood engravings [many full page] views of important architecture and sights. Full page map with reference key locating 50 specific spots of interest.
Publisher's pictorial gilt decorated cloth binding, large gilt medal seal and lettering still bright. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents clean and sound.
Book remains exceptionally well preserved and very attractive on the shelf. Nicer than typical example, a chance survival remaining uncommonly fresh in appearance.
Book displays a unique and pleasing age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8" H x 6" W.