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William Ewart Gladstone, British statesman and four times Liberal prime minister, dominated British politics between 1850 and 1900. While visiting an antique shop one day, Gladstone noticed an early 17th century oil painting depicting an aristocrat dressed in old Spanish costume, complete with ruff, plumed hat and lace cuffs. As much as he admired the painting, the price was too high.

Sometime later, when visiting a rich London merchant, Gladstone spotted the portrait that had caught his attention in the shop. His host, noticing his interest, boasted proudly, “It’s a portrait of one of my ancestors, a minister in the Court of Queen Elizabeth.” Replied Gladstone, “Three pounds cheaper and he would have been my ancestor!”

An amusing anecdote, but portraits of our ancestors are precious. And their life stories have become even more valuable today. That is why genealogy has become one of the fastest growing hobbies of the 21st century, second only to gardening.

So, shake up that tree and let us help you find your roots among our leaves! And if we happen to run into a few horse thieves hiding behind those branches – it just makes that family tree all the more interesting!

THE HIGGINSON BOOK COMPANY has been publishing reprints of rare and out-of-print genealogies, local histories, Civil War regimentals and maps for over 40 years. Satisfaction is guaranteed, or your money is refunded.

We have moved to new headquarters and you can help us celebrate by CREATING YOUR OWN SALE!

All orders up to $50 get a 10% discount if you apply coupon apma10 at checkout.

Orders totaling up to $100 get a 20% discount if you apply coupon apma20 at checkout.

And if your order totals more than $100, you can get a 25% discount by applying coupon apma25 at checkout.

Sale ends May 31, 2014 and cannot be combined with any other offer.

If the books are in stock, they will go out within 3 days. However, most of our titles are printed to order.

Softcovers are shipped in 7 to 10 days and hardcovers, in 21 to 24 days. Please add on shipping time, which for Media Mail can be up to 10 days, depending upon your location.

For quantity discounts, email June at robert.murphy1945@yahoo.com.

Keep your valuable memories alive for future generations by jotting them down. We invite you to publish your family memoirs with our company. For details

EMAIL Sara at higginsonbookanswers@hotmail.com

What's NEW at Higginson's?

You may now download our catalogs in PDF form on Facebook! Search for the Higginson Book Company and click onto the About button for the link.

Don't see the genealogy or local history you're looking for? Email us with title, author and date of publication. We will have our Acquisitions Dept. do a search. Contact us at r.a.murphy@verizon.net

Higginson Book Company, LLC./ P.O.BOX 778/ Salem, MA 01970
Store Hours: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Phone: 978-745-7170 | Fax: 978-745-8025 | email: robert.murphy1945@yahoo.com