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The Dutch and Quaker Colonies In America

The Dutch and Quaker Colonies In America

by John Fiske

This is Volume 1 (I haven't seen Volume 2 online yet). Fiske tells a delightful and informative series of stories and provides authoritative historical framework, for the development of New York. Volume 1 deals almost entirely with Dutch lore. Highly recommended for anyone with interest in New York.
It's an Old Pennsylvania Custom

It's an Old Pennsylvania Custom

by Edwin Valentine Mitchell

The Autobiography Of a Pennsylvanian

The Autobiography Of a Pennsylvanian

by Samuel Whitaker Pennypacker

Byways and Boulevards In and About Historic Philadelphia

Byways and Boulevards In and About Historic Philadelphia

by Francis Burke and Gummere, Henry Volkmar Brandt

Penn's Woods West

Penn's Woods West

by Edwin L Peterson

After the Fire

After the Fire

by Randy-Michael Testa

One Hundred Years

One Hundred Years

by Jerome B Gray

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Pennsylvania Folklife

by Dr Don Yoder

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The Keystone In the Democratic Arch

by Sanford W Higginbotham

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Pennsylvania Beautiful

by Wallace Nutting

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Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage

by David J Rempel Smucker

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Pitchforks and Pitchpipes

by Esther Mae Longenecker Hiestand

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Hex

by Arthur H Lewis

Pennsylvania History Books & Ephemera

Hawks Aloft: The Story of Hawk Mountain

Hawks Aloft: The Story of Hawk Mountain

by Broun, Maurice

Kutztown Publishing Company, 1960. Revised. Paperback. Used: Very Good. 1960. Revised and complete edition, fifth printing. Signed by author. Paperback in very good condition. The author describes the sanctuary, terrain and people of the area who observe the migrating birds.
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$8.50
The Citizen & Farmer's Almanac, For the Year of our Lord 1794 . . . Carefully Calculated for the Latitude and Meridian of Philadelphia by Abraham Shoemaker

The Citizen & Farmer's Almanac, For the Year of our Lord 1794 . . . Carefully Calculated for the Latitude and Meridian of Philadelphia by Abraham Shoemaker

by Shoemaker, Abraham

Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1793. Paperback. Good. [36] p.: illustration; 17 cm. Stitched. Wrapper included in page count. Woodcut illustration of "The Anatomy of Man's Body as governed by the Twelve Constellations." "David Jenkins" written in the margin of one page. Not in Early American Imprints or Morrison's Preliminary Check List of American Almanacs. One copy in WorldCat. This appears to be the earliest of the many almanacs for which Abraham Shoemaker... Read more
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$670.00
Marking the Historic Sites of Early Pennsylvania - Fourth Report of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission

Marking the Historic Sites of Early Pennsylvania - Fourth Report of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission

by Pennsylvania Historical Commission

Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Historical Commission, 1926. First edition. Paperback. Good. Pennsylvania Historical Commission, Marking the Historic Sites of Early Pennsylvania - Fourth Report of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission, Harrisburg, Penn., 1926, First Edition. Glossy cream paper covers, 8vo, 88 pp, fold-out map, illustrated with bw photos. Good: covers bumped with half-inch tear at spine, light foxing/soiling on covers and title page, no markings.
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$24.00
The Pennsylvania and New Jersey Almanac, for the Year 1813: Being the First After Leap Year

The Pennsylvania and New Jersey Almanac, for the Year 1813: Being the First After Leap Year

by Sharp, Joshua

Philadelphia, Pa: Isaac Peirce, 1812. Paperback. Poor. [20] p. (of 48): wood-engraved title vignette and one astrological illustration; 17 cm. Includes the poems "Solitude," by Miss C.M. Warren of Rhode Island, and "War and Peace," with no attribution. Early American Imprints, 2nd series (Shoemaker), 26425; Drake, Almanacs, 10984. Although the almanac is incomplete, the complete calendar for 1813 is present. Incomplete: lacking pages [21-48]; otherwise in Good Condition;... Read more
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$21.00
The Quakers: A Brief Account of Their Influence on Pennsylvania - with postcards

The Quakers: A Brief Account of Their Influence on Pennsylvania - with postcards

by William Wistar Comfort

The Pennsylvania Historical Association, ca 1961. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. Comfort, William Wistar, The Quakers, A Brief Account of Their Influence on Pennsylvania, Gettysburg, The Pennsylvania Historical Association, copyright 1948 [ca 1961] with postcards. Stapled white paper covers with color illustration of Pennsbury Manor on front, 8vo, iv, 66 pp with bibliography, bw photos and illustrations. Collection of 14 unused postcards and two slides laid in: Pennsylvania/Quaker landmarks including... Read more
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$24.00
Descriptive Inventory of the Archives of the City and County of Philadelphia

Descriptive Inventory of the Archives of the City and County of Philadelphia

by John Daly

Philadelphia: City of Philadelphia, Department of Records, 1970. First printing. Ex-Library. John Daly, under direction of Allen Weinberg, City Archivist; Descriptive Inventory of the Archives of the City and County of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, City of Philadelphia, Department of Records, 1970, First printing. Vinyl 7-ring binder with gold title and seal on covers, x, 546 pp. Ex-library (Good): ex-library with stickers and stamps, covers lightly scuffed, po markings on rear pink endpaper, otherwise... Read more
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$7.99
A Complete Collection of Forms of Procedure in the Several Courts of Pennsylvania by P. Frazer Smith

A Complete Collection of Forms of Procedure in the Several Courts of Pennsylvania by P. Frazer Smith

by Smith, Persifor Frazer

Philadelphia: Kay & Brother, 1872. Hardcover. Very Good. Second edition. 8, 791 p.; 25 cm. Contemporary full calf; black spine labels reading: Smith's Forms of Procedure Pennsylvania." Small stamp on front fixed endpaper and title page verso: "Law Office of Thomas Lack, 115 North High St., West Chester, Pa." Blank leaf following front free endpaper inscribed: "Thomas Lack April 28th, 1891" and "Geo. Guier Cardwell." A few notations; small slip tipped in... Read more
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$201.00
Large book of blotting paper copies 1901-1903 of lading bills and costs for lumber and coal distribution, Altoona area

Large book of blotting paper copies 1901-1903 of lading bills and costs for lumber and coal distribution, Altoona area

by (Pennsylvania - Blair County)

Hardcover. Very Good. Not sure what company had this copy-book of bills of lading, etc., marked Lumber and Coal May 1901 - [May 1903] on the cover, the book having 500 sheets of very thin blotting paper, used as a copy book for details on shipment of coal and lumber much to other Pennsylvania companies, including Harbison Walker in Pittsburgh (lots of lumber: the company was in the process of a major expansion around the turn of the century), but with many in the Altoona area, probably indicating that... Read more
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$150.00
Genealogy of Georg Friedrich & Maria Barbara Hamm Schindel

Genealogy of Georg Friedrich & Maria Barbara Hamm Schindel

by Shindle, W. Richard

Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1985. Hardcover. Fine. viii, [2], 485 p.: 1 full-page line-drawing of a coat of arms and 7 small in-text illustrations; 26 cm. Red cloth with gilt spine title. No dust jacket (as issued). Includes extensive index. A well-organized genealogy presenting 11 generations of the Schindel/Shindle family. In Fine Condition: clean and bright.
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$180.00
A Jaunt Into the Dutch Country

A Jaunt Into the Dutch Country

by Franck, Ira S

Lancaster PA: Ira S Franck, 1952. 2 booklets. Part I, Accent on the Amish. Part II, Accent on the Mennonites.. Paperback, Stapled. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$10.00
S. Weir Mitchell: Novelist and Physician

S. Weir Mitchell: Novelist and Physician

by Earnest, Ernest

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1950. Hardcover. Near Fine. vii, [5], 279 p., frontispiece and 2 leaves of illustrations; 22 cm. Green cloth with gilt-stamped spine title. Without dust jacket. Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) was an American doctor who worked with injured soldiers during the American Civil War and then became a specialist in neurology, developing the rest cure, which included confinement to bed, diet, massage, and electrotherapy. One of his patients was Charlotte... Read more
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$9.00
Fly Fisherman's Gold: Twenty-Four Volumes: Idyl of the Split Bamboo, Fish  and Fishing, a Book of Angling, Book of the Fly Rod, American Angler's  Guide, Fishing in American Waters, Fly Fisher & the Trout's Point of View,  Pleasures of Angling, Dry Fly & Fast Water, Art of Fly Making, Salmonia,  Fly-Rods & Fly-Tackle, Speckled Book Trout, Complete Angler, History &  Habits of the Salmon, Dry-Fly Man's Handbook, Travel & Trout in the  Antipodes, Trout Fishing & Sport in Maoriland, Etc.

Fly Fisherman's Gold: Twenty-Four Volumes: Idyl of the Split Bamboo, Fish and Fishing, a Book of Angling, Book of the Fly Rod, American Angler's Guide, Fishing in American Waters, Fly Fisher & the Trout's Point of View, Pleasures of Angling, Dry Fly & Fast Water, Art of Fly Making, Salmonia, Fly-Rods & Fly-Tackle, Speckled Book Trout, Complete Angler, History & Habits of the Salmon, Dry-Fly Man's Handbook, Travel & Trout in the Antipodes, Trout Fishing & Sport in Maoriland, Etc.

by Holden, George Parker, Izaac Walton et al

Lyon, Mississippi: Derrydale Press. Near Fine. 1993. Hardcover. Complete 24 volume set, facsimile reprints of classic fly fishing titles, matching brown decorative leather bindings stamped in bright gold and black, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers, limited edition of 2500 copies, this set is number 1495 (hand-numbered in each volume). The publisher's original bookplates are laid-in to each volume (they are not attached or written on). The bindings are tight as if unread and 15 of the volumes... Read more
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$624.00
History of the Johnstown Flood

History of the Johnstown Flood

by Johnson, Willis Fletcher

Edgewood Publishing, 1889. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First (1st) Edition, First (1st) Printing of the record of one of the greatest disasters in American history, published later the same year that the Johnstown flood occurred. Maroon boards with black lettering show shelf wear, corner bumping, and wear to the spinal extremities, while the pages are clean and unmarked with light aging and small previous owner mark to front fly paper, binding is tight and secure. We... Read more
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$49.99
The Practical Receipt Book by Experienced Housekeepers, Compiled and Revised by the Ladies of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of Titusville, PA

The Practical Receipt Book by Experienced Housekeepers, Compiled and Revised by the Ladies of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of Titusville, PA

by Ladies of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Titusville, PA

Titusville, PA: Morning Herald, 1891. Third edition. Hardcover. Good Plus. 1891. Third edition. Hardcover, 8vo. rebound in ca. 1980s buckram and marbled paper boards, with new endpapers. 182pp. plus ads. Good plus. Evidence of plate removal from pastedown. Old damp stain to fore-edge, margin of contents throughout, which does not effect text, previous owner's notes and writing on extra bound in pages throughout. Contents remain complete unmarked in a sound binding. Digital images available upon... Read more
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$90.00
Sixty-Fifth Anniversary, 1912-1977

Sixty-Fifth Anniversary, 1912-1977

Red Run Mennonbite Church, 1977. formerly Martins Mennonite Church. Paperback, Stapled. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$10.00
Weights of 151 Species of Pennsylvania Birds Analyzed by Month, Age, and Sex

Weights of 151 Species of Pennsylvania Birds Analyzed by Month, Age, and Sex

by Clench, Mary H.; Leberman, Robert C

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 1978. Paperback. New. Bulletin of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, no.5. 87 pp.
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$12.00
PENNSYLVANIA-READING SEASHORE LINES / EASTERN REGION/ ATLANTIC DIVISION/  TIME TABLE NO.21, NO.1, NO. 2 / FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF EMPLOYES ONLY (3  CONSECUTIVE TIME TABLES APRIL 27, 1941 TO JUNE 7, 1942)

PENNSYLVANIA-READING SEASHORE LINES / EASTERN REGION/ ATLANTIC DIVISION/ TIME TABLE NO.21, NO.1, NO. 2 / FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF EMPLOYES ONLY (3 CONSECUTIVE TIME TABLES APRIL 27, 1941 TO JUNE 7, 1942)

by Hackenberg, J. O. ; General Manager

Camden, N. J.: The Pennsylvania Railroad. Very Good+. 1941-42. First Edition. Soft Cover. Clean, flexible tan cardboard covers with black lettering. Texts are tight, clean & intact with approx 25 blank leaves in the rear of each. One book has additional information attached inside front cover. Condition ranges from VG . Railroads, Jersey Shore. ; 8vo; 637 pages .
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$85.00
The Pennsylvania Dutchman

The Pennsylvania Dutchman

Lancaster PA: Edward H Rauch, 1873. Vol 1, No 1, January 1873. Magazine to promote the Pennsylvania German language.. Paperback, Stapled. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$18.00
The Trackless Trail Leads On

The Trackless Trail Leads On

by Taylor, Frances C

Kennett Square, PA: Frances C Taylor, 1999. An exploration of conductors and their stations on the Underground Railroad in Chester County, Pennsylvlania and surrounding area . Signed by Author. First Edition, Second Printing. Paperback, Stapled. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$25.00
Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania

by Frederick Tilberg

Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1962. Revised. Paperback. Ex-Library. Frederick Tilberg, Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 9, 1962 revision. Gray stapled paper covers, 8vo (23 cm), [iv] 50 pp including bw photos and maps, 14-pp appendix with bw reproductions of F. D. Briscoe battle paintings, bound into protective library covers. Ex-library (Good): ex-lib with stamps and stickers, front cover warped, po name... Read more
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$7.99
5 letters, 1873-1879, to William Ward (1837-1895) [Philadelphia and Chester County Railroad]

5 letters, 1873-1879, to William Ward (1837-1895) [Philadelphia and Chester County Railroad]

1873. Near Fine. 5 handwritten letters to William Ward, 1873-1879, regarding the Philadelphia and Chester County Railroad, which existed from 1872 to 1885; it was succeeded by the Philadelphia Midland Railroad. William Ward was one of the organizers of the Philadelphia and Chester County Railroad and in 1874 was the president and treasurer pro tem. Letters #1 and #2 (Sept. 5 and Dec. 5, 1873) are from Jos. H. McKeehan, an attorney in Philadelphia, who is writing about deliquent subscribers to the... Read more
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$125.00
Quaker Ways : Pictures of Meeting Houses in Current Middle-Atlantic

Quaker Ways : Pictures of Meeting Houses in Current Middle-Atlantic

by Ruth E. Bonner

Kutztown, Penn.: Kutztown Publishing Co., 1978. First Printing. Hardcover. Ex-library. Ruth E. Bonner, Quaker Ways: Pictures of Meeting Houses in Current Middle-Atlantic, Kutztown, Penn., Kutztown Publishing Co., 1978, First Printing. Light brown cloth hc, horizontal 4to (26 by 21 cm), photographic endpapers, 96 pp with index, errat sheet bound in, many two-tone photos of meeting houses in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina, plus photos of wedding couples. Good (ex-lib)/no... Read more
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$24.00
SOUVENIR ALBUM SHOWING THE VARIOUS PLACES OF MEETING OF THE R.W. GRAND  LODGE, F. & A.M. OF PENNSYLVANIA FOR THE PAST CENTURY AND A HALF TOGETHER  WITH INTERIOR VIEWS OF THE NEW TEMPLE

SOUVENIR ALBUM SHOWING THE VARIOUS PLACES OF MEETING OF THE R.W. GRAND LODGE, F. & A.M. OF PENNSYLVANIA FOR THE PAST CENTURY AND A HALF TOGETHER WITH INTERIOR VIEWS OF THE NEW TEMPLE

by Buckenham, J. E. Burnett & William J. Paterson; Committee On Library

Philadelphia: Masonic Temple. Very Good+. 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Original clean blue cloth decorated with gilt. Text tight, clean & intact. Ten pages of introductory text describing the history and evolution of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania followed by 26 full-page color plates printed on one side of each leaf. Each plate is preceeded by a full-page label. Pennsylvania, Religion; Color Illustrations; Oblong 12mo; Unpaginated pages .
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$40.00
Catalogue and Circular of the Pennsylvania State Normal School, Sixth District, for the Academic Year 1878-79, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Catalogue and Circular of the Pennsylvania State Normal School, Sixth District, for the Academic Year 1878-79, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

by (Pennsylvania - Education)

Bloomsburg, PA: Republican Book and Job Rooms, 1879. Paperback. Good. Published 1879, good plus copy, light wear along spine, gray printed wraps, frontispiece of the school, 34 pp.
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$30.00
The Meyers Family

The Meyers Family

by Meyers, Helen

Pennsylvania, 1979. The Story of the John S Meyers Descendants from 1818 to 1979. Spiral-bound Paperback. Fair/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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$60.00