Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1874.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. xiv, 442 pp + 20 heliotypes, other plates and illustrations, facsimile map, index. 8vo, 3/4 leather, marbled boards. "This is neither a county history nor a relation of consecutive events, but a series of historic-colloquial rambles among the memorable places of Old Middlesex. Arm in arm we thread the Colonial highways, reading history, recounting traditions, and discussing men and events with much freedom" (invitation to the reader). Bookplate from New England collector James Frothingham Hunnewell affixed to front pastedown. General wear to boards; light foxing to endpapers and flyleafs; else clean and sound.