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1 Almy, Charles and Horace W. Fuller The Law of Married Women in Massachusetts
Boston George B. Reed 1878 Hardcover Very Good 
119pp. A very good copy bound in maroon cloth with bevelled edges and gilt titles on the spine. Signed "E.J. Perry" on the initial blank. Slight wear to the corners, very short closed tear on the fore-edge of the front endpaper. Almy and Fuller trace the history of married women's rights and responsibilities from the Common Law through numerous judicial decisions and legislative acts in the State of Massachusetts up to 1878. The authors discuss a broad range of civil and criminal issues from who may marry and what marriages are voidable to contractual powers (including nuptial settlements and contracts), real estate, criminal liability, divorce, custody of minor children, wills, the right of the husband to chastise the wife and the right of the husband to the services of his wife. The progressive nature of the development of Massachusetts' law with regard to the rights of women is carefully detailed from a "1787 provision by the general Court for conveyances of real estate and contracts of married women when their husbands had absented themselves from the state" to an attempt by the General Court in 1877 and 1878 to pass a bill legalizing contracts between husbands and wives. 63852 
Price: 399.99 USD
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2 Davenport, George Lyman & Elizabeth Osgood The Geneologies of the Families of Cohasset Massachusetts
Committee On Town History 1909 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
The front endpaper has been trimmed about 1" along the fore-edge. 97220 
Price: 79.99 USD
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3 Ketchum, Ottilie Milton Days and Ways: an Introduction to the Town of Milton, Massachusetts Yesterday and Today
Published By the Author 1978 Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Inscribed by the author on the title page. 11" x 8.5", 135pp. Faded spine. ; Signed by Author 114337 
Price: 19.95 USD
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4 Lodge, Henry Cabot Speeches
Houghton Mifflin 1892 Hardcover Very Good 
Bound in paper covered boards; Contains "The Independent Spirit of the Puritans" 12/22/1884, "The Uses and Responsibilities of Leisure" 3/23/87, "The Blue and The Gray" 6/17/87, "The Puritans" 12/22/87, "Harvard College in Politics" 11/22/88, "The Day We Celebrate" 12/21/88, "International Copyright" 5/2/90, "The Civilization of the Public School. A Reply", 1/13/90, "Massachusetts" 10/23/91. 69pp. Top edge is unopened, paper covered boards are tanned at the spine and edges, corners are bumped and worn through. 38358 
Price: 19.99 USD
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5 Morison, Samuel Eliot The Maritime History of Massachusetts 1783-1860 [Large Paper Edition]
Houghton Miffin Company 1921 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good 
#274 of 385 copies of the Large Paper Edition. Tipped in color frontis. Internally a very good copy, the covers are a bit worn. 51015 
Price: 74.99 USD
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6 Morton, Nathaniel New England's Memorial (Sixth Edition), Also Governor Bradford's History of Plymouth Colony, Portions of Prince's Chronology; Governor Bradford's Dialogue; Gov Winslow's Visits to Massassoit
Congregational Board of Publication 1855 Sixth Edition Hardcover Good 
Dampstain on lower right corner, spine ends are chipped, foxing. The first four pages before the title page are loose around the top stitch; middle and lower stitches are secure. 72237 
Price: 40.94 USD
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7 Perry, Joseph Earl The Masonic Way of Life and Other Masonic Addresses
Cambridge 1968 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
37902 
Price: 15.36 USD
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8 Reed, Anna Stevens Mount Holyoke Days
Pilgrim Press 1898 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Slightly shelf-cocked, front hinge cracked, otherwise a bright and clean copy. 36572 
Price: 32.00 USD
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9 Ripley, Emma F. Weston, a Puritan Town
Benevolent-alliance 1961 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Mild foxing on the fore-edge; Hard Cover. First Edition. Gift inscription of the endpaper. DJ has several small chips and tears at the edges including a 3" close tear at the top of the spine edge. 14058 
Price: 14.99 USD
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10 Wilson, Daniel Munro The Chappel of Ease and Church Statesmen: Commemorative Services at the completion of Two Hundred and Fifty Years Since the gathering of the First Church of Christ in Quincy
The Society 1890 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Cracked front hinge, chip at the head of the spine 70791 
Price: 13.11 USD
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11 Young, Alexander Chronicles of the pilgrim Fathers of the Colony of Plymouth from 1602-1625
Charles C. Little and James Brown 1844 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good 
A bit of chipping at the head of the spine, foxing. 72238 
Price: 124.99 USD
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