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The Green Tree: Highlights from the Collection of the Mutual Assurance Company of Philadelphia

The Green Tree: Highlights from the Collection of the Mutual Assurance Company of Philadelphia

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Published
2007
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Philadelphia: Schwarz Gallery, 2007. Paperback. Fine. [4], 52 p.: color illustrations; 28 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. A catalog of portraits and fire-fighting-related items that had been collected by the Mutual Assurance Company for Insuring Homes from Loss by Fire since its founding in 1784. This includes portraits by Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase, Cecilia Beaux, John Singer… Read more about this item
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The Origin of the Philadelphia General Hospital Blockley Division

The Origin of the Philadelphia General Hospital Blockley Division

by Hunter, Robert J.

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Published
1955
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Paperback
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Philadelphia: Robert J. Hunter, 1955. Paperback. Near Fine. 40 p.: illustration; 23 cm. Grey card cover printed in black; stapled. A revised version of an article by the author published in Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 57, 1933. The Philadelphia Almshouse opened in the 1730s and was later known as the Philadelphia Bettering House. In 1835… Read more about this item
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Philadelphia Quakers 1681-1981; Robert H. Wilson; Design by Raymond A. Ballinger

Philadelphia Quakers 1681-1981; Robert H. Wilson; Design by Raymond A. Ballinger

by Wilson, Robert H.

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good
Published
1981
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780916838454
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Philadelphia: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 1981. Hardcover. Fine/good. A Tercentenary Family Album. 132 pages, color frontispiece, 1 leaf of color illustrations: black-and-white illustrations; 28 cm. Grey cloth with white spine and cover titles. Light grey endpapers. Illustrated dust jacket. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Good Condition:… Read more about this item
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Lebanon County, Pa., store ledgers and personal diary 1857-1865
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Lebanon County, Pa., store ledgers and personal diary 1857-1865

by Shank, C. H. (Christian Henry)

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Published
1857
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1857. Hardcover. Good. Approx. 200 pages; 31 cm. Calf spine and marbled paper over boards. Contains: 66-page store ledger with surname index 1856-57; 71-page "Accounts of the Firm of Shank & Weltmer" 1857-58; 52-page "Diary by C. H. Shank" Jan. 1868-April 1870. Christian Henry Shank (1834-1895), son of Henry and Magdalena Shank, was born in North Annville Township,… Read more about this item
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A Splendid Legacy: St. Timothy's, Roxborough 1859-1984 by John Charles Manton with Photographic Reproductions by Clarence H. Innes

A Splendid Legacy: St. Timothy's, Roxborough 1859-1984 by John Charles Manton with Photographic Reproductions by Clarence H. Innes

by Manton, John Charles

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Published
1984
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Hardcover
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Philadelphia: St. Timothy's, 1984. Hardcover. Fine/very good. 159 p., color frontispiece and 1 color plate: black-and-white illustrations, plans, portraits; 28 cm. Leather-grain cloth with gilt spine title and front cover illustration. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated dust jacket in mylar cover. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good Condition: closed 2-cm. tear from… Read more about this item
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Trade Cards for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral and Ayer's Sarsaparilla

Trade Cards for Ayer's Cherry Pectoral and Ayer's Sarsaparilla

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Published
1880
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Cards
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Lowell, Mass: J. C. Ayer & Co, 1880. Cards. Very Good. 2 trade cards: #1 (12.5 x 8 cm.) with a color illustration of a girl on the front and advertising for Ayer's Sarsaparilla on the back. #2 (6.5 x 12 cm.) with a color illustration on the front of the signing of Penn's treaty with the Native… Read more about this item
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Horsham Township; Leon Clemmer and the Horsham Preservation and Historical Association

Horsham Township; Leon Clemmer and the Horsham Preservation and Historical Association

by Clemmer, Leon

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Published
2004
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Paperback
ISBN
9780738534893
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Portsmouth, NH: Arcadia Publishing, 2004. Paperback. Fine. 128 p.: black-and-white illustrations, map; 24 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. Inscribed on the title page by the author to "Bob & Denise" (architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown). A well-illustrated history of Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The section on Harold Pitcairn (1897-1960) and his Autogiro Co. includes photographs… Read more about this item
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Fallingwater Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright, E. J. Kaufmann, and America's Most Extraordinary House

Fallingwater Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright, E. J. Kaufmann, and America's Most Extraordinary House

by Toker, Franklin

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Used - Near Fine
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near fine
Published
2003
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9781400040261
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. x, [2], 479 pages, 16 pages of color illustrations: 97 in-text illustrations; 24 cm. Red and yellow cover with gilt spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. Book is in Near Fine Condition: slightly cocked; clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Near Fine Condition: edges slightly rubbed; clean and… Read more about this item
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The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance

The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance

by Rottenberg, Dan

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Published
2006
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Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. Paperback. Fine. Drexel University Commemorative Edition. xvii, [1], 262 pages, [16] pages of illustrations; 23 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. In Fine Condition: clean and bright.
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Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Year ending June 3, 1895
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Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Year ending June 3, 1895

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Published
1896
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Hardcover
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Harrisburg, Pa: Clarence M. Busch, State Printer, 1896. Hardcover. Very Good. lxxxvii,[1], 624 p., frontispiece and 19 leaves of plates (5 double-leave plans): portrait, tables, plans; 24 cm. Light brown pebble-grain cloth with brown spine title. "Common Schools of Pennsylvania" -- at head of title page. Stamp of the library of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa., on front free… Read more about this item
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The Dramatic Features of Pennsylvania's History: An Address delivered by Hon. Hampton L. Carson Attorney General of Pennsylvania before the Site and Relic Society of Germantown November 25th, 1904 [Historical Addresses no. 3]
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The Dramatic Features of Pennsylvania's History: An Address delivered by Hon. Hampton L. Carson Attorney General of Pennsylvania before the Site and Relic Society of Germantown November 25th, 1904 [Historical Addresses no. 3]

by Carson, Hampton L.

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Published
1908
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Philadelphia: Site and Relic Society of Germantown, 1908. Paperback. Near Fine. [5], 76-94 p. [i.e. 24 pages]: map; 26 cm. Plain wrapper printed in black. Hampton L. Carson (1852-1929) was a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, president of the American Bar Association, state attorney general, and president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. In Near… Read more about this item
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Report of the Valley Forge Park Commission 1908
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Report of the Valley Forge Park Commission 1908

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1908
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Philadelphia: James Hogan, 1908. Paperback. Very Good -. 31 p., 2 leaves of folded maps; illustrations; 24 cm. Light brown wrapper printed in dark brown; stapled. Large folded maps attached inside the front and back wrappers: Topographical Map of the Revolutionary Camp Ground at Valley Forge (1906); and General Map of the Encampment at Valley Forge Pennsylvania, 1777-8… Read more about this item
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Proceedings of the Delaware County Institute of Science -- Vol. 6, no. 2 -- Jan. 1911

Proceedings of the Delaware County Institute of Science -- Vol. 6, no. 2 -- Jan. 1911

by Harshberger, John W.

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Published
1911
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Media, Pa: Delaware County Institute of Science, 1911. Paperback. Good +. pp. [1], 50-90, [2] (44 pages): illustration; 22 cm. Brown wrapper printed in black. Former owner's name at head of front wrapper: R. J. Emmons. Contents: An Unusual Form of Maize by John W. Harshberger -- The Flood of 1843 [concluded] -- Minute on the Death of… Read more about this item
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Dream Homes -- Greater Philadelphia: Showcasing Greater Philadelphia's Finest Architects

Dream Homes -- Greater Philadelphia: Showcasing Greater Philadelphia's Finest Architects

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fine
Published
2006
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Hardcover
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9781933415338
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Dallas, TX: Panache Partners, 2006. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 240 p.: illustrations; 26 x 33 cm. White cover with black spine and cover titles. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated dust jacket. Photographs of the "most technically inovative and aesthetically interesting architecture and construction of recent years" by 46 architects in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. A heavy book; for international shipping, the… Read more about this item
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The Mills of Manayunk: Industrialization and Social Conflict in the Philadelphia Region, 1787-1837

The Mills of Manayunk: Industrialization and Social Conflict in the Philadelphia Region, 1787-1837

by Shelton, Cynthia J.

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Published
1986
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Hardcover
ISBN
9780801832086
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Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986. Hardcover. Fine/good. xii, 227, [1] p.; 24 cm. Light brown cloth with brown spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. Focusing on the factory and class consciousness, the author "argues that Philadelphia was the birthplace of industrial labor's union movement in the United States." -- dust jacket. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and… Read more about this item
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Proprietary Capitalism: The Textile Manufacture at Philadelphia 1800-1885

Proprietary Capitalism: The Textile Manufacture at Philadelphia 1800-1885

by Scranton, Philip

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Published
1983
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Paperback
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9780877224617
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Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983. Paperback. Very Good +. xiii, [1], 431 p.: illustrations, maps, tables; 23 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. Winner of the 1984 prize of the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic. In Very Good+ Condition: fore-edges very lightly soiled; lower coner of front cover slightly creased; clean and tight.
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Risky Business: Winning and Losing in the Early American Economy, 1780-1850; An Exhibition Drawn from the Collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia and Featuring Recent Acquisitions of the Program in Early American Economy and Society; Essay by Cathy Matson; Exhibition Curators Wendy Woloson and Cathy Matson

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Philadelphia: Library Company of Philadelphia, 2003. Paperback. Fine. [4], 51, [1] p.: illustrations; 23 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. Includes an exhibition checklist. In Fine Condition: clean and tight.
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Extending the Vision for South Broad Street: Building Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts in the 21st Century

Extending the Vision for South Broad Street: Building Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts in the 21st Century

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Published
1999
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Philadelphia: Avenue of the Arts, Inc, 1999. Paperback. Fine. [2], 41 p.: illustrations, maps; 43 cm. Paperback; stapled. The future of South Broad St. in Philadelphia as envisioned by the Avenue of the Arts, Inc., and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission at the end of the 20th century. Scarce. In Fine Condition: clean and bright.
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Philadelphia Preserved: Catalog of the Historic American Buildings Survey [by] Richard J. Webster; With an Introduction by Charles E. Peterson [provenance: Venturi & Rauch]

Philadelphia Preserved: Catalog of the Historic American Buildings Survey [by] Richard J. Webster; With an Introduction by Charles E. Peterson [provenance: Venturi & Rauch]

by Webster, Richard J.

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Used - Very Good
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Published
1976
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Hardcover
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9780877220893
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Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1976. Hardcover. Very Good/good. xlvi, 411 p., [66] pages of photographs, drawings, maps; 23 cm. Brown cover with gilt spine title. Illustrated dust jacket, in mylar cover. Former owner's name on front free endpaper: Venturi & Rauch. Book is in Very Good Condition: closed 4-cm. tear from lower edge of p. ix; otherwise, clean… Read more about this item
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Black Philadelphians: The MOVE Case

Black Philadelphians: The MOVE Case" = La Communauté Noire de Philadelphia: Le Cas "MOVE" [dissertation]

by Pujol, Claude

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Published
1992
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Tours, France: Universite F. Rabelais, 1992. Paperback. Near Fine. 109 leaves: illustrations; 30 cm. Paperback with yellow front cover. With: 2 loose leaves containing the table of contents in English. Text is otherwise entirely in French. Handwritten note on title page by the author to Kenneth Kusmer, one of her advisors at Temple University. The author examines the… Read more about this item
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