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161 History of Woleberstown (Mt. Aetna, Berks County, Pennsylvania) Various
Mt. Aetna PA Privately Published 2010 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Community published book on the history of Mt. Aetna, Berks County PA. Details houses, Churches, and other institutions in Mt. Aetna PA. Includes family lists and school rolls. Color and b&w photos. Book Condition : Good+; price sticker adhesive remnant on front cover; a few small spots to text block; creasing and a few marks to free end papers. Glossy cover, No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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162 The Union : A History of Union United Presbyterian Church 1816-1980 Various
Oxford PA Union United Presbyterian Church 1980 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 
Limited 1st edition of 1,000 (unnumbered). Comprehensive church history. Book Condition : Near Fine; gift inscription inside front cover, text unmarked; No Dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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163 Transactions of the First Annual Anthracite Conference of Lehigh University (April 29-30, 1938 Bethlehem PA) Various
Bethlehem PA First Annual Anthracite Conference Committe of Lehigh University 1938 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Soft cover reinforced with saddle staples. 18 conference papers gathered into 5 sections : Inherent Characteristics of Anthracite; The Combustion Characteristics of Anthracite; A Description of the Combustion and Operation of Anthracite Burning Equipment; Some Aspects of the Commercial Application of Anthracite; and, The Merchandising and Civic Values of Anthracite. Book Condition : Good; previous owner's pencil doodling on covers and title page, no text markings; age toning to text block and page edges; begiining of separation of rear cover at spine, all pages secure. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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164 Distinguished Military Men : Word Portraits of Eight of Columbia's Finest Von Stetten, Wayne
Willow Street PA Wayne Von Stetten 2006 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on title page. Biographical sketches of 6 Generals and 2 Admirals from Columbia Pennsylvania - Thomas Welsh, Edward Shannon, Daniel Strickler, Charles Supplee, Richard Snyder, Frank Smoker, Charles Mason, and Dr. Richard Kern. Privately Published. Book Condition : Very Good; light rubbing to covers; curling to front cover edge; a few spots to text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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165 The North Museum And the Natural History Tradition of Lancaster County W. Fred Kinsey III
Ephrata PA Science Press 1986 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Science Press 1986 Christmas keepsake. Limited edition 1072/1200. Oblong hardcover,168 pp. Richly illustrated with b&w and color photos thoughout. Details the founding and history of the North Museum in Lancaster Pennsylvania, its association with Franklin & Marshall College, programs, planetarium, and collections. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; binding tight; impress stamp to front free end paper; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners; No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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166 Lancaster County During the American Revolution Walker, Joseph E. (editor)
Lancaster PA Sutter House 1976 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Issued from 1974-76 under the auspices of the Lancaster Bicentennial Committee. Complete 7 volume set : A Way of Life by Jim Kinter; The Pennsylvania Rifle by Samuel E. Dyke (signed by author on title page); Fighting the Battles by Frederic Shriver Klein; The Perils of Patriotism by J. Samuel Walker; The Revolutionary Leadership by G. Terry Madonna; The Military Market Basket by John W.W. Loose; and, Loyalists, Pacifists and Prisoners by Rollin C. Steinmetz. No slipcase. The first volume is side-stapled all others are bound. Book Conditions : Very Good; no makings to text; light wear predominantly rubbing to covers and cover corner curling; stain to top left front cover of last volume. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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167 Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Year Ending June 6, 1892 Waller, D. J. (Superintendent of Public Instruction)
Harrisburg, PA Edwin K. Meyers, State Printer 1892 Probable First Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1892 (59th annual) report on public education. Includes arguments to the state legislature in favor of increasing the school year, not paying school directors, and issuing state teaching certificates to college graduates. Hardback - red cloth with gilt on spine only and marbled text block. 432 pages. Book Condition : Good; some light scattered foxing (especially to endpapers) and a few small stains, otherwise pages are light aged, clean and unmarked, no tears. Top book edge has some soiling. Cover has a few areas of fading to front, light fading to spine with dull gilt, light edgewear to spine. Hinges are intact and pages secure. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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168 Autobiography of a Pennsylvania Dutchman Weaver, Samuel P.
New York NY Vantage Press 1953 Hardcover Good Poor Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Autobiography of a university professor is more of a look back at Pennsylvania German roots and family stories. 31 b&w photos & illustrations. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; light age toning to free end papers; spotting to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Fair/Poor; in protective mylar cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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169 The Tabernacle on the Wissahickon Weishaar, J.A.
St. Louis MO Eden Publishing House 1921 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
True 1st edition. Historical fiction about Johannes Kelpius and the community of German pietists in the area of what is now Germantown Pennsylvania. This community, in addition to Pietism, also explored numerology, Rosicrucianism, and Christian mysticism. Book Condition : Good-; large water stain to rear cover; text unmarked; binding secure; curling to cover corners; wear to spine and edges; light scuffing. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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170 The Art of Enterprise : A Pennsylvania Tradition Welsh, Peter C.
Harrisburg PA Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 1983 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Issued by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in conjunction with Landis Valley (Farm Museum), this book complements as well as catalogs an exhibition held at the PA State Museum in Harrisburg. Predominantly 19th century rural commerce signs and advertising is featured. Inscribed by Author on front free end paper : " For the Allens, with all good wishes, Peter & Caroline (the author's wife) 16 Nov 85". Book Condition : Near Fine; no internal markings; tiny bump to top corners. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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171 The golden squaw: Being the story of Mary Jemison, the Irish girl stolen by the Indians from Buchanan Valley, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in 1758 ; a story too strange and grim not to be true Wiiliam W. Whalen
Philadelphia PA Dorance and Company 1926 Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Likely 1st Edition. Fictionalized account of Mary Jemison, an Irish teen enigrant to America. She was captured by the Seneca Indians in Adams County Pennsylvania, became fully assimilated into the tribe and chose to remain with them after the Revolutionary War. Book Condition : Fair; no text marks, owner's name on front free end paper; start of separation at front, tape repair to free end papers and title page; scattered foxing; smudging/staing to covers; bumping to spine ends. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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172 PENNSYLVANIA GENEALOGIST AND HISTORIAN; SPRING 1986; VOLUME 1 NUMBER 1 William and Shirley Iscrupe (editors)
Southwest Pennsylvania Genealogical Services 1986 Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Side-stapled softcover, 44 pp. Debut issue of Pennsylvania focused genealogy and history reference magazine. Includes articles on : the PA State Library; Courthouse Records; Delayed Birth Certificates; Fort Ligonier Museum; book reviews and more. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; rubber stamp on bottom front cover; light page tip creasing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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173 Wyck: The Story of an Historic House 1690-1970 William Edmunds Claussen
Philadelphia PA Mary T. Haines 1970 Hardcover Near Fine Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on reverse of half title page. History of a historic house museum in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Written just prior to house being declared a National Historic Landmark. Covers 9 generations of family ownership and abundant preserved documentation. 9 b&w photos and illustrations at start of book. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; a few spots to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; shelf wear along edges; some small tearing to spine ends and corners; light rubbing and creasing; price unclipped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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174 History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Biographical and Genealogical William Egle
Lebanon PA Lebanon County Historical Society 1978 Hardcover Good Minus Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Facsimile Reprint (of the 1883 editions) by the Lebanon County Historical Society contains two works, BIOGRAPHICAL and GENEALOGICAL, for the counties, along with the Lebanon index. Historical and genealogical resource contains biographical sketches and sections on pioneers, geology, judicial, military, medical, educational, and religious organizations and more. Book Condition : Good-; no text marks; significant staining to text block with scattered stain spots to free end papers; light scuffing to covers. PLEASE NOTE : Extra postage may be requested due to weight of book. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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175 Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania William H. Egle
Salem MA Higginson Book Company 1978 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Undated (c. 1978) Facsimile Reprint (of the 1896 edition) w/ b&w portraits. Historical and genealogical resource focuses on Pennsylvania German and Scotch_Irish immigrants. Chapters on prominent families, tax assessment lists, early Harrisburg industries, the Paxtang Boys, county centennial, and more. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; some staining to (primarily top) text block; Vertical crease to spine (due to weight); some creasing at bottom of last c. 30 pp. PLEASE NOTE : Extra postage may be requested due to weight of book. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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176 Pennsylvania Genealogies: Chiefly Scotch-Irish & German William Henry Egle
Clearfield Co 1997 0806301023 / 9780806301020 Soft cover Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2003 Facsimile Reprint of the 2nd Edition (1896). Covers approximately 50 surnames, principally Scotch, Irish, and German, in Pennsylvania with a heavy concentration in what are now Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and York counties. Book Condition : Good-; staining to text block; cover corner curling; staining at bottom of last several pages; shelf wear along edges; some page tip creasing; 2 puncture marks to title page (only). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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177 Arms Makers of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Wood Jr., Stacy B.C. and James Biser Whisker
Bedford PA Old Bedford Village Press 1991 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
A history of the development of the Pennsylvania rifle in Lancaster County. The first section consist of biographical entries for Lancaster County gunsmiths. The second section consist of 4-5 b&w photos per page of rifles attributed to the different makers. Shows barrel and stock details. Both sections are arranged alphabetically.Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; rubbing to glossy covers. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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178 Conestoga Crossroads: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1730 - 1790 Wood, Dr. Jerome H., Jr.
Harrisburg, PA Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 1979 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In-depth history of the early years of Lancaster provides a glimpse of the 18th-century community. Ends at 1790, when the town's importance as a distribution center for the western region seems to have stopped. 305 pp w/ b&w photos and drawings. Condition: Very Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; chipping ad tearing along edges; some creasing. Light DJ with B&W landscape image, blue cloth boards with gold seal on cover, spine titles; map-illustrated endpapers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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179 Pennsylvania German Fraktur and Color Drawings Yoder, Don and Vernon S. Gunnion and Carroll J. Hopf
Lancaster PA Pennsylvania Farm Museum of Landis Valley 1969 Soft cover Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Reprint (c. 1989) of richly illustrated exhibition catalog for 1969 display, containing color or b&w photos for each of the 80 cataloged pieces. Sections are Ephrata Cloister, Schwenkfelder, Mennonite, and Birth (and Baptismal) Certificates. Book Condition : Fine; very light rubbing from shelving in a museum store. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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