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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.
Pennsylvania Beautiful

Pennsylvania Beautiful

by Wallace Nutting

The Whiskey Rebellion

The Whiskey Rebellion

by Thomas P Slaughter

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

After the Fire

After the Fire

by Randy-Michael Testa

St Clair

St Clair

by Anthony F C Wallace

Hex

Hex

by Arthur H Lewis

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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 Mennonite Heritage

by David J Rempel Smucker

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Pitchforks and Pitchpipes

by Esther Mae Longenecker Hiestand

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Byways and Boulevards In and About Historic Philadelphia

by Francis Burke and Gummere, Henry Volkmar Brandt

Pennsylvania History Books & Ephemera

Wedded in Prison and Other Quaker Stories

Wedded in Prison and Other Quaker Stories

by ROBINSON, Maude

PA: Friends Book, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First am. Illustrated by J. Finnemore. About Very good in near Very good dustwrapper. Browned with name on end paper. Dustwrapper browned with tearing on spine along edges, some staining.
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$75.00
Public Housing Report to the Community June 1951, vol. 1 no. 4

Public Housing Report to the Community June 1951, vol. 1 no. 4

Philadelphia: Philadelphia Housing Authority, 1951. Very Good +. 5, [1] p.: table, illustrations; 24 cm. Most of the issue concerns local response to an attack on public housing that occurred in Congress on May 4, 1951. Includes votes by Pennsylvania representatives in the House, the text of a resolution passed by Philadelphia City Council, and the text of a telegram sent by Bernard Samuel, the mayor of Philadelphia. In Very Good+ Condition: 2 horizontal creases; clean and solid.
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$14.00
Freesia: #2, March 3, 1998

Freesia: #2, March 3, 1998

by Shade, Melva, editor, Nikki Giovanni, Michele Lloyd, Lori Keys, Sharon Walker, et al

Philadelphia: Freesia, 1998. Three 8.5x14 inch sheets printed both sides with information on the organization, poetry and other resources stapled at top-left corner with two 8.5x11 inch membership application sheets, fold creases for mailing. African American Women's organization in Philadelphia. Poem by Giovanni, ad for a reading/signing by Bebe Moore Campbell on back. Health advice, recipes etc. No holdings located in OCLC as of 4/2020.
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$35.00
Quaint Idioms and Expressions of the Pennsylvania-Germans: A Collection of Curious Phrases an Terms Employed by Groups of Americans Numbering into the Millions, that Truly Flavor Their English

Quaint Idioms and Expressions of the Pennsylvania-Germans: A Collection of Curious Phrases an Terms Employed by Groups of Americans Numbering into the Millions, that Truly Flavor Their English

by Aurand, A. Monroe

Harrisburg: Aurand Press, 1939. Paperback. Very Good +. Seventh printing. 32 p.; 22 cm. Stapled grey wrapper printed in black. Back wrapper contains list of books and pamphlets by the author. Former owner's name at head of front wrapper: Tatman. In Very Good+ Condition: minor soiling; solid.
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$10.00
Tin Roofer's handbook issued in the interest of good tin roofs

Tin Roofer's handbook issued in the interest of good tin roofs

by Joint Committee on Tin Plate for the National Association of Master Sheet Metal Workers of the United States

Philadelphia: National Association of Master Sheet Metal Workers, 1907. Paperback. 23p., 4.25x7.75 inches, introduction, brief history, advantages, specifications, hints, illustrated with tables and figures, very good first edition stated in stapled stiff olive green wraps with split at head to first staple. Three copies located in OCLC as of 10/2016.
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$95.00
Songs of the University of Pennsylvania brought under one cover by William Otto Miller '04; revised by Friars' Seniour Society, 1917; with drawings by Ray Riling '17, Frederick Thomas Bigger '03, James Bullen Karcher '04

Songs of the University of Pennsylvania brought under one cover by William Otto Miller '04; revised by Friars' Seniour Society, 1917; with drawings by Ray Riling '17, Frederick Thomas Bigger '03, James Bullen Karcher '04

by Miller, William Otto, editor

New York: Hinds, Hayden & Eldredge, 1916. Hardcover. Very Good. Revised edition. [12], 115, [1] p.: frontispiece, music; 27 cm. Dark blue cloth with gilt and red stamped cover title and decoration. Frontispiece is The Pennsylvania Girl by Ray Riling. Title page printed in red and black with illustration by Frederick Thomas Bigger. Contains 59 songs with piano accompaniament. Table of contents is a title index. Many have words and/or music by University of Pennsylvania alumni, including S.... Read more
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$64.00
Records of the Synod of Pittsburgh, From Its Fisrt [sic] Organization, September 28, 1802, to October, 1832, inclusive; Printed by the Approbation of Synod, at their meeting in Allegheny City, 1850 [provenance: Rev. William Speer]

Records of the Synod of Pittsburgh, From Its Fisrt [sic] Organization, September 28, 1802, to October, 1832, inclusive; Printed by the Approbation of Synod, at their meeting in Allegheny City, 1850 [provenance: Rev. William Speer]

Pittsburgh, Pa: Luke Loomis, Agent, 1852. Hardcover. Near Fine -. "J. T. Shryock, Printer." 392 p.: tables; 23 cm. Modern black buckram with gilt-stamped spine title. Notes on front endpapers: "Presented by Mrs. Dr. Wm. Speer Nov. 3, 1904" and "Rebound Nov. 1955." Occasional pencilled marginal notes; one folded leaf bound at the end with additional pencil notations. The Rev. William Speer (1822-1904) was a missionary in China; in 1853 with his wife, Elizabeth Ewing... Read more
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$129.00
The iron puddler, my life in the rolling mills and what came of it. Introduction by Joseph G. Cannon

The iron puddler, my life in the rolling mills and what came of it. Introduction by Joseph G. Cannon

by Davis, James J

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, 1922. 275, [i]p., front., hardcover with edge-chipped dj, large chip at top of spine.
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$15.00
18th Annual Show and Dance -- Saturday Eve., May 5th, 1951 Club Del Rio [Manoa Athletic Association program]

18th Annual Show and Dance -- Saturday Eve., May 5th, 1951 Club Del Rio [Manoa Athletic Association program]

Manoa, Pa: Manoa Athletic Association, 1951. Paperback. Good. Program from an event held by the Manoa Athletic Association of Manoa, Pa., to benefit the Manoa Main Line Conference Ball Team and Manoa Boys' Club. [84] p.; 23 cm. Light green card covers printed in red and dark blue; stapled. The show was "Club Snafu," written and directed by Tom O'Reilly and accompanied on the piano by Ethel Hutchinson, who also played the Duchess. All of the other female roles were filled by male actors. Dance... Read more
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$13.00
Bully Good

Bully Good

by [Stereo View Card]

n.p., 1900. Paperback. Very Good. 18 x 9cm. Card slightly concave (as usual). Printed along the sides of the photos: "New Education Series Stereoscopic Views. American and Foreign Views. Sold by Canvasser." Four or five poorly-clad African American boys, one of whom is grinning and has a watermelon partly concealed under his shirt. Partially readable poster on a wall behind the boys announces: "Second Annual Excursion C. R. Hubert Republican Club Stockton, Pa."
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$30.00
Commonwealth Title Insurance and Trust Company of Philadelphia Policy no. 223546

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... Read more
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$19.00
Indiana County, Pennsylvania : Her People, Past and Present (2 Volumes) ,   Embracing a History of the County ... and a Genealogical and Biographical  Record of Representative Families

Indiana County, Pennsylvania : Her People, Past and Present (2 Volumes) , Embracing a History of the County ... and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families

by Stewart, Prof . J. T

(Mechling). Good+. 1999. Facsimile. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1597 pages; Handsomely produced and bound facsimile edition, with no claim of printing or publishing to be found. Presumably circa 1999 [Mechling Bookbindery]. Uniformly bound in dark burgundy cloth with titles brightly in gilt. An impressive additional index (not included in the original 1912 Beers printing) of some 175 or so pages is appended at rear of Vol II. Sound, bright and clean with bindings a little shaken... Read more
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$85.00
Ferndale Telephone Co. [Pa.] documents

Ferndale Telephone Co. [Pa.] documents

Ottsville, Pa: Ferndale Telephone Co, 1949. Near Fine. 2 documents: 1) itemized list of toll calls from March and April 1949 on the Ferndale Telephone Co. (Harrow, Pa., office) and 2) payment receipt from Aug. 1949 with list of toll charges from June and July on reverse. Both documents are for the phone number 10R4 of Harry Frank, Kintnersville, Pa. The Ferndale Telephone Co. was organized in 1911 and incorporated in 1916. It initially was run out of private homes in Ferndale, Kintnersville, and... Read more
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$13.00
Nicholas Biddle [from The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans]

Nicholas Biddle [from The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans]

by C., R.T

Philadelphia: James B. Longacre, 1839. Paperback. Very Good -. 19, [1] p.; 22 cm. Without the portrait of the subject. Disbound from a volume of unrelated 19th-century pamphlets. "9" in ink at upper right-hand corner of first page. This is from vol. 4 of The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans. The biographical essays were issued in parts on a monthly basis, with separate pagination. The author of this essay, R.T.C., has not been identified. In Very Good- Condition:... Read more
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$26.00
To the Church Public The Church House Philadelphia, May 1907

To the Church Public The Church House Philadelphia, May 1907

by The Christian Social Union

Philadelphia: organization, 1907. 4p, wraps, thread-bound, front cover discolored else very good condition. Public proclamation of the Christian Social Union's split from the Church Association for the Advancement of the Interests of Labor, an Episcopalian social gospel organization that addressed workers' labor and housing conditions. CSU declares that the CAIL's goals are too narrow (read as too militant).
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$45.00
Our New Cook Book: St. Charles Borromeo Ladies Auxiliary

Our New Cook Book: St. Charles Borromeo Ladies Auxiliary

by Glackin, Marie

Drexel Hill, Pa: St. Charles Borromeo Ladies Auxiliary, 1981. Paperback. Good +. [4], 128, [22] p.: illustrations; 22 cm. Dark brown comb binding; white paper covers printed in brown. No date of publication; gift inscription on inside front cover, dated 1981. Cook book committee: Marie Glackin, Betty Hogan, Mary Ann Hooker, Mary Rachko, and Jo Sheller. Recipes include: Aunt Helen's green hairy roll; liverwurst igloo; Blarney Stone cocktail; crock-pot tavern soup; berry mallow yam bake; Mayor... Read more
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$15.00
All out to stop the KKK! [poster]

All out to stop the KKK! [poster]

Philadelphia: November 5 Mobilization to Stop the KKK in Philadelphia, 1988. 20x26 inch poster, very good, stylized image of klansmen with burning cross. The Spartacist League played a behind-the-scenes leadership role in the Mobilization.
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$30.00
WISSAHICKON DREAMS

WISSAHICKON DREAMS

by Cameron, Laurie

Helictite Press. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. Corner fold to rear flap. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .
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$23.00
Pennsylvania History - V. III to V. IV No 1 - No. 4

Pennsylvania History - V. III to V. IV No 1 - No. 4

PA: PA State Colllege, 1937. Hardcover. Good. Good Light browning of pages with water staining and some warping to pages. Very slight foxing. Black cloth bound with some warping on back with mildrew marks.
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$75.00
Out o' doors

Out o' doors

by Shoemaker, Dora Adèle

Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Co, 1932. ix, 123p., frontis portrait, poetry, very good first edition in gilt-decorated boards and worn dj. Signed by the Pennsylvania poet.
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$18.00
Old Gardens in and about Philadelphia and Those Who Made Them

Old Gardens in and about Philadelphia and Those Who Made Them

by FARIS, John T

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Co, 1932. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Very good minus/P: Book shows staining of panels/spine, bumping of panel corners-edges/spine ends, small tear in cloth on top of spine, tearing of paper on inner front panel spine hinge, dark foxing on illustrated pgs and pgs opposite of, staining of inner panels/end pgs, slight foxing of pgs, dustwrapper shows staining/rubbing/scuffing of panels/spine, most of top half of front panel missing, tearing of spine ends.
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$50.00
You own the hills, and other poems

You own the hills, and other poems

by Spier, Leonard

Phildelphia: The Alpress Publishers, 1935. Pamphlet. 38p., wraps, first edition, cover design by Olga Monus, wraps lightly worn, offsetting to front blank, rear wrap heavily stained with 1/2 inch closed tear on bottom edge else good condition. Radical poetry, some of which appeared in the Western Worker, Daily Worker, and Rebel Poet. The book is dedicated to Jack Conroy.
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$75.00
Elska magazine issue (26) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Elska magazine issue (26) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

by Campbell, Liam, editor and photographer

Pawtucket, RI: Elska Magazine, 2019. Paperback. [192p] 6.75x9.5 inches, erotic nude and semi-nude color photos of young gay men, stories, attractive homophile magazine in trade paperback format, pictorial color Frenchfold wraps.
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$20.00
Led Balloons

Led Balloons

by Kocher, Dave

Erie, PA: the artist, 1995. 18p., 8.5x11 inches, stapled wraps, four gag cartoons to a page, very light soiling, slight curl at corners, else ver y good. Zine of cartoons by Kocher who uses the Dead Kennedys' logo for his initialed signature. Crude but funny. One holding found in OCLC, which provides publication date.Cartoonist's address is found printed on inside last page.
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$18.00
MCHR News Vol. 1, No. 2 (January 1977)

MCHR News Vol. 1, No. 2 (January 1977)

by Medical Committee for Human Rights

Philadelphia, PA: Medical Committee for Human Rights, 1977. 16p., tabloid format printed on newsprint, evenly browned but otherwise very good. Articles on New York City's health crisis, reports from Boston and Cincinatti, and more, including a back page article about the Tangshan earthquake in China, favorably discussing the government's response to it.
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$18.00