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The Boylston Street Fishweir and The Boylston Street Fishweir II [Papers of the Robert S. Peabody Foundation for Archaeology]
Book #: 009990

Author: Johnson, Frederick and others
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: Robert S. Peabody Foundation Phillips Academy
Place: Andover, Massachusetts
Year: 1942
Edition: First Edition

Book Cond.: Very Good Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Size: Octavo (standard book size)
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: Octavo (standard book size). 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, bar minor chips to top and/or bottom section of spine. Both volumes were originally issued in wraps, rebound in half gilt stamped and decorated leather and marbled paper over boards, marbled end papers; The Boylston Street Fishweir, published 1942, Volume Two of the Papers, xii, 212 pages, Appendix and Bibliography 14 Plates, 15 Figures, 13 Tables, one fold-out map originally bound in at the beginning of the book, but bound in here between the rear free end paper and the rear end paper; The Boylston Street Fishweir II, published 1949 and edited by Johnson, but authored by Elso S. Barghoorn, Paul S. Conger, and others, and constitutes Volume Four, Number One of the Papers, x, 133 pages, Bibliography, 14 Plates, 14 Figures, 17 Tables, one fold-out map with two Figures bound in between the rear free end paper and the rear end paper. Both volumes have some light wear at spine ends, along side of spines and corners, otherwise a spiffy set. Complete title: "The Boylston Street Fishweir: A Study of the Archaeology, Biology, and Geology of the Site on Boylston Street in the Back Bay District of Boston, Massachusetts." From the Preface: "This study is presented for the purpose of clarifying and adding to the analyses which began in 1939. The results of earlier work were published in 1942. At this time the researches were somewhat hampered by the lack of precedent as to method. Some progress was made, but obviously, and perforce, much was left undone. Therefore, when a nearby deep excavation in the Back Bay region was opened for the purpose of constructing a building for the John Hancock Life Insurance Company, we seized the opportunity to continue the work. Here we have the pleasure presenting a considerable quantity of new data." Quantity Available: 1. Category: Archaeology; Geology; Science & Technology. Inventory No: 009990.