Proceedings of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary, of the Gathering in England, Departure for America, and Final Settlement in New England, of the First Church and Parish of Dorchester, Mass. Coincident with the Settlement of the Town. Observed March 28 and June 17, 1880. Boston: Geo. H. Ellis, 1880. 
Dark maroon publisher's cloth with gilt titles & rules to spine, 6 x 9 inches, binding somewhat soiled. Bookplate removed from front with a smaller private bookplate over it, "Dedham Historical Society" emboss stamp on tp, "Dup" in pencil on ffep. 176 clean pp., rear end paper hinge torn. Good. Hardcover.
The two dates of celebration memorialized, first, the gathering of the church in England and departure for America, and second, the anniversary of the planting of the church in Dorchester. The book is a compilation of letters, addresses, and sermons which relate these histories. It also contains a record of the Proceedings of each.
Contributors include the Revs. J. H. Means, S. J. Barrows, Edmund Quincy Sewell Osgood, Rufus Ellis, Charles A. Humphreys, and Governor John D. Long, William Everett, Rev. Edward Everett Hale. Letters received and recorded include those from Gen. U. S. Grant, Josiah Quincy, O. W. Holmes, and E. W. Stoughton.