A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston, by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff

Boston: City Council, 1871

First Edition, hardcover in Very Good Condition. 

10.5" x 7.5" x 2" 

Two folding maps of Boston, one very large, are bound in to the book. 

720 pp. 4to, original reddish/brown cloth, front flyleaf chipped, spine ends repairs, cloth lightly soiled. 

 

The author Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, was a physician, author, and three-time Mayor of Boston. This book is regarded as his most important work of writing and is a detailed account of Boston places. 

 

Internally, this is a bright and clean copy with a very good binding. The large folding map at the back has a 3" tear near where it is attached to the book (with no loss of text). 

 

 

A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston, by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff

SKU: S-171
$250.00Price