Somersworth, New Hampshire (1974 and 1975): New Hampshire Publishing Company. Limited Editions. Thick Octavo. Item #026120
. 2 volumes. One of the unique towns which since the mid-1630's had not only a band of "adventurers" who produced America but the first written constitution known as "the Fundamental Orders". Here is the account of Jared Ingersoll's resignation, the Yorktown Conference, and Silas Deane. Not only a limited edition reprint of 1000 copies but this work has a significant new foreword by John C. Willard. Volume I is numbered 895 and has 995 pages with an index. Volume II is numbered 873 and has 946 pages with an index. Though written originally in 1904, these massive volumes remain the best guide to a major growth area in the early settlement of Connecticut. Bound in brick cloth lettered in gilt, spines gilt, previous owner's bookplates. Near fine in near fine pictorial dust jackets.