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Author Name:    BANKS, Charles Edward.

Title:   History of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts. Volume I - General History. Volume II - Town Annals.

Publisher:    Published by the Dukes County Historical Society, Edgartown, 1966, 

Seller ID:   95114

BANKS, Charles Edward. The History of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts. In Three Volumes. Volume I General History. Volume II Town Annals. Edgartown : Published by the Dukes County Historical Society, 1966. [with sticker stating : Distributed by Regional Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland]. Pp [1]-535,(1),+ 10 plates; (4),[1]-209,(1),[1]-122,5-74,[1]-82,[1]-68,[1]-35,(1),[1]-27,(1),[1]-18. Text Illustrations. Maps. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. The first two (of three) volumes of Banks' History of Martha's Vineyard. Lacks the primarily genealogical third volume. Chapters of nautical interest : Vol. I, Ch. 26 Naval History in the Revolution (pp 404-415) and Vol. I, Ch. 28 Whale Fisheries (pp 430-451). Contents of Vol. I .: 1. General and Statistical. 2. The Aboriginal Inhabitants (pp.31-57). 3. Early Voyages of Discovery (pp.57-72). 4. What is the Correct Name of the Vineyard? 5. Purchase of Martha's Vineyard by Mayhew. 6. The Legendary Settlement before 1642. 7. The English Family of Mayhew. 8. Thomas Mayhew in Massachusetts. 9. Thomas Mayhew, Jr. 10. Independence of the Vineyard, 1642-1665. 11. Sale of the Islands to the Duke of York.12. The Conference at Fort James, 1671. 13. The "Dutch" Rebellion, 1673. 1 4. Restoration of Mayhew's Authority, 1674-1682. 15. Administration or Matthew Mayhew, 1682- 1692. 16. The Vineyard and the Charter of 1692. 17. The Island Under Puritan Control. 18. Political History of the Vineyard, 1700- 1900. 19. The Missionary Mayhews. 20. County of Dukes County. 21. Military History, 1645-1775 (pp.294-320). 22. The Vineyard in the Revolution, 1774-1778. 23. The Vineyard Abandoned to Neutrality. 24. Grey's Raid. 25. Long Campaign to Obtain Redress. 26. Naval History in the Revolution (pp.404-415). 27. Military History, 1800-1900 (pp.416-429). 28. Whale Fisheries (pp.430-451). 29. Travel and Taverns (pp.452-467, including ferry, packet and steamboats). 30. Life During Colonial Times. Contents of Vol. II. : Annals of Edgartown; Annals of West Tisbury; Annals of Chilmark; Annals of Tisbury; Annals of Oak Bluffs; Annals of Gay Head; Annals of Gosnold. Slightly warped, silverfish damage to top margin of half-title page of Vol. 2, penned name, else very good. Also, lacks the first four pages of the Annals of Chilmark (Vol. 2 binding error). As is. The 2 volumes (of three) for 90.00


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