129 pp., index, black and white photographs. Spine slightly slanted, some foxing along edge, gift inscription inside. DJ has some edgewear, sunned along edges, 2 1/2" tear along bottom back edge of spine.
"Here in the most selective form is covered the colonial expansion of England during which Massachsetts was founded. The growth of Salem is traced from 1626 to 1932 against the state and national scene. The author traces the history of witchcraft from 1484, when a Papal decree made it a crime, to Salem's participation in the mass madness. The book covers the Quaker whippings, the military disaster of King Philip's war for Indian or white survival, the privateering years in which Salem became so great a sea power that Salem meant America in exotic ports of the world."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall