New York: Dover Publications, 1979. First edition. Oversized Paperback. Octavo, pp. xxix, 125, illustrated with 180 b/w plates. Some slight water damage to a corner of the last 25 pages of the book. Very Good. Item #20227
The Indians called their island "Nantucket" - Far-Away Land. The first white settlers and later Quakers came seeking isolation, both from England and mainland America. Nantucket quickly took on an peculiar individual character, and its architecture, art, local history and many surviving features still reflect a unique American settlement. These early photographs, stereographs, maps, paintings and drawings evoke the Nantucket island experience, and are arranged to provide a walking-tour guide through historic Nantucket as it exists today. From the Old House Journal Reference Library.