Christopher Levett, of York, The Pioneer Colonist in Casco Bay.

Portland, ME: The Gorges Society, 1893. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xii. 166 pp. Black & White Illustrations, folding genealogy of the Levett Family. Blue three quarter leather binding with gold lines to edges, blue and bold marbled paper inset in front and rear cover, same paper used for pastedowns. Spine has five raised bands, leather has faded to a rich brown, two burgundy leather patch titles with gold embossed titling with light scuff on main title patch, "Gorges Society" also stamped in gold at foot of spine, light crease lines at hinges. Light age toning to frist few pages front and rear due to original wraps paper quality, clean within. Very Good.
Originally published in wraps, the limited edition was published in an edition of 200 copies, this being number 125. Of a prominent Maine family, James Phinney Baxter was also the father of Percival Baxter, 53rd Governor of the State of Maine after whom Baxter State Park was also named. This copy was Emily P. Baxter's copy and has her name and "Xmas '94" written in ink on the second free endpaper. Emily Poole Baxter was James Phinney Baxter's ninth child (b. 7/15/1874) and would have been twenty when this gift was received from her father.
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Price: $200.00