[Waldo, Francis] Willis, Wm. Journals of the Rev. Thomas Smith and the Rev. Samuel Deane, Pastors of the First Church in Portland: with Notes and Biographical Notices: as a Summary History of Portland. By Wm. Willis. Portland: Joseph S. Bailey, 1849. [vi; 483 pages] 8vo; 22.5 cm. Second edition. Frontispiece of Thomas Smith, illustrated with 8 engravings: Interlined portraits and text illustrations. One engraving is of Harvard Hall, Cambridge, built in 1682, destroyed in 1764. Also a map of Portland at the time of the fire of 1775. Embossed black publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, this copy is signed by Francis W. Waldo: “Francis W. Waldo from his uncle Francis Waldo.” Francis W. Waldo was a descendant of Samuel Waldo, the founder of Waldoboro Maine. This copy is also signed by Elizabeth G.C. Menzies, and dated by her August 1974, the noted Princeton photographer and author. Book tag of Charles E. Tuttle & Company, Old and Rare Books, Rutland, Vermont. Some spotting of introductory pages, otherwise a bright, tight, very good copy.
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