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Baugh & Sons -- 2 advertising leaflets

Philadelphia: Baugh & Sons, 1874. Good. 2 advertising leaflets for Baugh & Sons, manufacturers of phosphate fertilizer. 1) [4] p.: double-eagle trademark; 15 cm. Printed in black on green paper, each page within a double-ruled border. Printed by Isaac Friedenwald, printer. This is a small catalog. 2) 1 leaf; 11 cm. Printed in black on one side. This advertises their office in Baltimore. In 1855 John Pugh Baugh (1797-1881) and sons Edwin P. and Daniel Baugh started selling at their tannery in Chester Co. phosphate made from raw bones for use as fertilizer. In 1859 they opened an office at 20 S. Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, as Baugh & Sons and in 1874 opened a branch in Baltimore. In 1887 the business was incorporated as The Baugh & Sons Co. By 1891 it had become the Delaware River Chemical Works, still a family-led company. Neither leaflet has a date of publication, but both include the Baltimore branch, indicating they were produced between 1874 and 1887. Scarce. In Good Condition: lightly creased; the first page and last page of the catalog are soiled.

$36.00

3 Documents relating to 32-Acre Tract in Montgomery Co., Pa., owned by Thomas H. England, 1864-1865
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3 Documents relating to 32-Acre Tract in Montgomery Co., Pa., owned by Thomas H. England, 1864-1865

By England, Thomas H.

1864. Near Fine. 3 printed forms (printed and sold variously by John B. Springer, and John C. Clark & Son, both of Philadelphia), filled in by hand: 1) April 29, 1864. For $1,302.50 Abraham Rinewalt, farmer of Towamencin Township, Montgomery Co., sold a 32-acre tracts on Green Lane to Thomas H. England, also a farmer of Towamencin Township, Montgomery Co. Signed by A. R. Springer, Jonas C. Gadshalk, and Abraham Rinewalt, as well as J. C. Hunsicker for Henry Unger, Recorder of Deeds. 2) April 30, 1864. Thomas H. England mortgages the property to Abraham Anders of Worcester Township, Montgomery Co., for $1,000. Signed by Thomas H. England, Henry Unger, and A. R. Springer, as well as H. S. Sechler, for the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds. The mortgage was satisfied on April 7, 1866. 3) April 4, 1865. Thomas H. England, now of Milford Township, Bucks Co., and Elizabeth S., his wife, sold to William J. Wagner, of Towamencin Township, Montgomery Co., shoemaker, the same 32-acre tract for $1,769.25, Signed by Thomas H. England, Elizabeth S. England, John Danehower, H. C. Boone (the justice of the peace), and Wm. H. Hill for Henry Unger, the Recorder of Deeds. 4) April 8, 1865. William J. Wagner mortgaged the 32-acre tract to Mariah J. Funk, of Towamencin Twp., Montgomery Co., for $1,000. Satisfied April 28, 1866. Signed by H. C. Boone (the justice of the peace), A. R. Springer, William J. Wagner, and Mark Thomson, Recorder of Deeds. In Near Fine Condition: the 1865 deed is slightly creased; outer sections, when folded, of 2 of the documents are slightly soiled; otherwise, clean and bright.

$36.00

The Keim and Allied Families in America and Europe -- Nov. 1899, no. 12
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The Keim and Allied Families in America and Europe -- Nov. 1899, no. 12

Reading, Pa: DeB. Randolph Keim, 1899. Paperback. Good. [1], 354-384 p., frontispiece portrait: illustrations; 25 cm. Stapled orange-brown wrapper printed in black. Inscription at upper edge of front wrapper: "Compliments of Alfred N. Keim, Phila." Contents: George Keim, of the Chester Branch -- The Keim Account: Paul Keim by Ludwig Keim -- Travel Notes in Distant Climes 1865-1866 --Magna-Charta Barons of England, 1214-15: The Beverley-Randolph-Keim Descent -- William Randolph, of Turkey Island, Va., the Founder by James Allaire Millholland -- Indian Neighbors -- De Benneville-Bertolet: A Colonial Romance -- Freedom the Stake: A Thrilling Incident in the Life of Gen. George M. Keim -- The Hoch (High) Lineage: Berks County, Penna. -- Hon. Benneville Keim. In addition, there are several short family notes. Very scarce. In Good Condition: wrapper is soiled and separated along spine, with minor loss at spine and upper corner of front wrapper; frontispiead and following leaf are detached but present; small stain on pp. 360-61; otherwise, clean and solid.

$36.00

History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884 by J. Thomas Scharf and Thompson Westcott: in Three Volumes
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History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884 by J. Thomas Scharf and Thompson Westcott: in Three Volumes

By Scharf, J. Thomas; Westcott, Thompson

Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co, 1884. Hardcover. Very Good -. 3 volumes continuously paginated: 2399 p., 3 frontispieces and many leaves plates including 4 folded maps, facsimile document, engraved portraits, and other illustrations: many in-text maps and illustrations; 28 cm. Dark brown morocco-grain cloth with gilt stamped spine title on each volume. Gilt stamped cover title on each: Philadelphia 1609-1884. All page edges gilt. Dark brown endpapers. Small binder's labels on back fixed endpaper of volumes 1 and 2 of Oldach & Mergenther, Philadelphia. Written on front fixed endpaper of vol. 1: "Father Martin, Philada April 25th1884 $25.00 for 3 volumes. For Sophia M. Stelwagon." The essential history of Philadelphia up to 1884. A heavy set; for international shipping, they will have to be sent by priority international. In Very Good- Condition: vol. 1 text block mostly detached from binding, and front free endpaper and frontispiece are detached but present; vols. 2 and 3 are solid; corners rubbed; ends of spine are frayed; internally clean and bright; folded maps are crisp and intact.

$118.00

Pottstown High School Class Day 1901 [invitation and program]
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Pottstown High School Class Day 1901 [invitation and program]

Pottstown, Pa: Pottstown High School, 1901. Fine. Class Day, Pottstown High School, Monday, June 24, 1901, program: [4] p.; 12 cm. Folded card printed in black. Lists 15 parts of the program, created or performed by 23 members of the class of 1901 (7 males and 16 females, including 3 Ednas). Edna Boyer must have had the best voice, as she performed with both a duet and a quartet. Among the graduates was Helen Wieand (1885-1965) who went on to graduate from Mount Holyoke in 1906 and received a PhD from Bryn Mawr College in 1918. In 1917 she married Dr. Samuel Valentine Cole, the second president of Wheaton College. She taught Latin and Greek at Rollins College from 1928 to 1930. With: the engraved invitation to the class day exercises. In Fine Condition; clean and bright.

$36.00

Petition for Membership in the Artisans Order of Mutual Protection
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Petition for Membership in the Artisans Order of Mutual Protection

By Artisans Order of Mutual Protection

Philadelphia: Artisans Order of Mutual Protection, 1937. Very Good +. Folded form printed in black and red. 15 x 31 cm. when open. The Artisans Order of Mutual Protection, established in 1873, is the second oldest fraternal insurance organization in the United States. In 1937, as described here, membership was available to white men between 18 and 50 years, "physically sound, at least five feet in height, 100 pounds in weight, and who believes in the existence of a Supreme Being." This form was intended for membership in the Enterprise Assembly and gives the Philadelphia addresses of the recorder, Geo. F. Johnson, and medical examiners, Elmer F. Keiser, Geo. F. Enoch, and Wallace Martin. Includes a list of occupational and other hazards not admitted and those admitted at higher rates. A wide variety of occupations were not accepted from aeronauts to racers of cars, bicycles, and horses to both boxers and wrestlers. Hatters and officers of the law were admitted at highter rates. In Very Good+ Condition: lightly creased; clean and solid.

$19.00

The History of Pennsylvania
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The History of Pennsylvania

By Graeff, Arthur D.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co, 1944. Hardcover. Very Good -. viii, 312 p.: illustrations, maps; 24 cm. Grey cloth with gilt stamped spine and cover titles; gilt stamped emblem of Pennsylvania on the front cover. Arthur D. Graefff (1899-1969) was teaching at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia when he wrote this history "for young Pennsylvanians, in order that they may better understand theimportant part played by their state in the past, the role it is taking in the present emergency, and the manner in which they, as citizens, will direct its future course." Includes "A Note to Teachers on Source Readings"; each chapter contains questions for study and review, problems and activities, and suggestions for further reading. In Very Good- Condition: edges are rubbed; a few pencil notations and underlining; otherwise, clean and tight.

$12.00

John Wanamaker [vol. 1]
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John Wanamaker [vol. 1]

By Gibbons, Herbert Adams

New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good +. Vol. 1 only. xvi, [2] p., frontispiece and 27 leaves of illustrations; 24 cm. Dark blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine title; blind-stamped publisher's emblem on front cover. Top page edges gilt. No dust jacket. Gift inscription on front free endpaper dated Christmas 1926. The first volume, concluding in 1900, of Gibbons' two-volume biography of American merchant John Wanamaker (1838-1922). In Very Good+ Condition: corners lightly rubbed; small discolored spot on back cover; clean and tight.

$13.00

The Pennsylvania German Family Farm: A Regional Architectural and Folk Cultural Study of an American Agricultural Community -- Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society, vol. 6
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The Pennsylvania German Family Farm: A Regional Architectural and Folk Cultural Study of an American Agricultural Community -- Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society, vol. 6

By Long, Amos, Jr.

Breinigsville, Pa: Pennsylvania German Society, 1972. Hardcover. Near Fine. xvi, 518 p.: illustrations; 23 cm. Publisher's off-white cloth with black cover title and illustration, and series identification on spine. Includes index. No dust jacket, as issued. A detailed study of the many and various structures found on a Pennsylvania German farm. In Near Fine Condition: spine is slightly sunned; clean and tight.

$46.00

County Atlas of Lebanon Pennsylvania: From Recent and Actual Surveys and Records Under the Superintendence of F. W. Beers
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County Atlas of Lebanon Pennsylvania: From Recent and Actual Surveys and Records Under the Superintendence of F. W. Beers

By Beers, F. W.

Philadelphia: F. A. Davis, 1875. Hardcover. Good. 81 p., 12 leaves of illustrations (1 folded), 1 double leaf of a map (folded): color maps (some double-page), plans; 41 cm. Black cloth with gilt-stamped cover title: Atlas of Lebanon County Penn. blind-stamped title on back cover. Stamp of former owner on both fixed endpapers: "Christian G. Behm, Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania." A heavy book; for international shipping, it will have to be sent by priority international. In Good Condition: black library cloth repair of spine and corners; cover is soiled and rubbed; lacking front free endpaper; title page reattached; most leaves are detached, but all are present; soiling along lower edges and fore-edges; dampstain along one fold of the Map of the South Mountain & Boston Railroad; closed 5-cm. tear from fore-edge of Map Showing the Relative Position of the Cornwall Ore Banks, and closed 3-cm. tear from upper edge of same; chipping at fore-edge of some leaves; complete.

$232.00

1769-1951 Atlas and Directory of the Town of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pannsylvania
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1769-1951 Atlas and Directory of the Town of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pannsylvania

By Duy, Albert W., Jr.

Bloomsburg, PA: Town-fax Publisher, 1952. Fine. 97 p.: maps, plans, illustrations; 45 cm. Plain black paper cover in black portfolio with 3 ties and black title "Atlas of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pannsylvania" on circular white paste-down on front of portfolio. A heavy book; for international shipping, it will have to be sent by priority international. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and bright. Portfolio is in Very Good Condition: lightly soiled; corners rubbed; ties are intact.

$88.00

First National Bank of Middleburg Checkbook 1905
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First National Bank of Middleburg Checkbook 1905

Middleburg, Pa: First National Bank of Middleburg, 1900. Very Good. Approx. 45 checks with 14 stubs for checks used, dated Nov. 20, 1905, through Feb. 27, 1906, with plain green cloth cover. The First National Bank of Middleburg was founded in 1889. The former owner is not identified. In Very Good Condition: edges lightly rubbed; clean and solid.

$36.00

First Annual Catalogue of Elizabethtown College; With Preliminary Annoucement -- 1900-1901
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First Annual Catalogue of Elizabethtown College; With Preliminary Annoucement -- 1900-1901

Elizabethtown, Pa: Elizabethtown College, 1900. Paperback. Very Good. 16 p.; 20 cm. Stapled grey wrapper with black wrapper title. Printed by Rider & Snyder, Lancaster, Pa. Elizabethtown College was founded as a co-educational school in 1899 by members of the Church of the Brethren. The first catalog informed potential students that ladies' room would be furnished with carpet for free, while gentlemen's rooms would be furnished with carpet for 50 cents per term. Tobacco was forbidden on campus. The first catalog of the college is very scarce. In Very Good Condition: wrapper is slightly soiled and lightly creased; pages are clean and tight.

$23.00

Public Ledger vol. 1 no. 1 -- Philadelphia, Friday Morning, March 25, 1836
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Public Ledger vol. 1 no. 1 -- Philadelphia, Friday Morning, March 25, 1836

Philadelphia: Swain, Abell & Simmons, 1836. Very Good. [4] p.; 39 cm. Engraved masthead. The first issue of the daily newspaper published by William Moseley Swain, Arunah S. Abell, and Azariah H. Simmon, the first penny paper in Philadelphia. It continued to publish to 1942. On the second page, the publishers explain that they sought to supply a need for a less expensive paper. "The common good is its object; and in seeking this object, it will have especial regard to the moral and intellectual improvement of the laboring classes, the great sinew of all civilized communities." Contains local arrest reports; a description of a pump invented by Commodore James Barron; advertisements for local businesses; and transportation news. In Very Good Condition: "1836" written above masthead; old folds; starting to separate along folds; minor soiling.

$57.00

Plan and Program 1955: Conclusions and Recommendations of the Board, Report of Staff to the Board
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Plan and Program 1955: Conclusions and Recommendations of the Board, Report of Staff to the Board

By City of Philadelphia Urban Traffic and Transportation Board

Philadelphia: City of Philadelphia, 1956. Paperback. Very Good +. xx, 123, [1] p., 1 leaf of a folded map: illustrations, tables; 28 cm. White comb binding with card covers; color illustration on front cover. Prominent among proposals to address traffic problems in the central business district was an expressway loop around it. By the 1960s this had become known as the Crosstown Expressway, which was defeated by neighborhood organizations who objected to the damage this would inflict on Philadelphia communities. In Very Good+ Condition: comb binding is discolored; minor rust mark from paper clip at upper edge of front cover and first 2 leaves; otherwise, clean and tight.

$19.00

East Poplar Redevelopment Area Plan August 1948
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East Poplar Redevelopment Area Plan August 1948

Philadelphia: Philadelphia City Planning Commission, 1948. Paperback. Fine. iv, [2], 22 p., 9 folded leaves of maps: map, tables; 28 cm. Stapled with card covers. The proposed East Poplar Redevelopment Area was bounded by Girard Ave. on the north, 5th St. on the east, Spring Garden St. on the south, and 9th St. on the west. In Fine Condition: clean and tight.

$19.00

Philadelphia City Planning Commission: Organization and Operation of City Planning Activities in Philadelphia by W. Clark Hanna
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Philadelphia City Planning Commission: Organization and Operation of City Planning Activities in Philadelphia by W. Clark Hanna

By Hanna, W. Clark

Philadelphia: Legal Intelligencer, 1946. Pamphlet. Very Good. 11, [1] p.: chart; 23 cm. Stapled pamphlet. Reprinted from The Legal Intelligencer, March 28, 1946. William Clark Hanna (1909-1996) looks at the history of city planning in Philadelphia from the original Thomas Holme plan to the 1854 consolidation through developments in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the 1929 creation of the first city Planning Commission. He discusses the legal basis and organizational structure of the commission, as well as its relations with city, state, and federal bodies. Includes an organizational chart. Scarce. In Very Good Condition: front lightly soiled; part of back is sunned; otherwise, clean and tight.

$19.00

Commonwealth Title Insurance and Trust Company of Philadelphia Policy no. 223546
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Commonwealth Title Insurance and Trust Company of Philadelphia Policy no. 223546

Philadelphia: Commonwealth Title Insurance and Trust Company of Philadelphia, 1922. Near Fine. [4] p.: engraved illustration of street scene at Chestnut and 12th sts.; 43 cm. Embossed stamp of the title insurance company. Title insurance policy no. 223546 issued by the Commonwealth Title Insurance and Trust Company of Philadelphia on 1 June 1922 for the Bush Hill Building Association No. 2 for a property on Parrish St. and Reno St., west of 13th St., relating to a mortgage by Sarah Goldstein. Signed by the vice president, secretary, and title officer of the company. Commonwealth Title Insurance and Trust Company of Philadelphia was incorporated in 1886 and merged with the Provident Trust Company in 1928. The Bush Hill Building Association No. 2 was also organized in 1886. In Near Fine Condition: light folds; clean and bright.

$19.00

Progress on Pubic Improvements in 1947 and 1948
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Progress on Pubic Improvements in 1947 and 1948

By Patterson, James D.

Philadelphia: Bureau of Municipal Research of Philadelphia, 1949. Pamphlet. Near Fine. [4], 12 p.: charts, table; 23 cm. Stapled pamphlet. cover printed in red. Preface is by Robert K. Sawyer, director of the Bureau of Municipal Research of Philadelphia. Established in 1909, the Bureau of Municipal Research of Philadelphia was the second private municipal research organization, after New York's Bureau of Municipal Research, created to employ Frederick Taylor's scientific management principals to improve urban life. In this pamphlet, the Bureau summarizes developments from the first year in eight areas of the City Planning Commission's 1947-1953 public improvement program. The eight areas are airports; public transit; highways and bridges; hospitals; water supply and distribution; and sewers, sewage collection, and treatment; and recreation facilities. Scarce. In Near Fine Condition: cover lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and solid.

$25.00

Delaware Valley Announcer: The Magazine for the Industrial Executive -- Nov. 1963
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Delaware Valley Announcer: The Magazine for the Industrial Executive -- Nov. 1963

Philadelphia: Louis H. Percy, 1963. Very Good +. [4] p.: illustrations; 28 cm. With 1 loose leaf with a view of the proposed Frankford Ave. and Bridge St. bus loading platform. Covers efforts to improve mass transit into Philadelphia so that fewer commuters would drive to work, starting with Operation Northwest through the establishement of the Passenger Service Improvement Corporation (PSIC) in 1960 and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Tranportation Compact (SEPACT) in 1961. In Very Good+ Condition: sunned along spine on back (p. [4]); one corner of loose leaf lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and bright.

$23.00

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