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181 Lancaster at Work: Business in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Various
Lancaster PA Lancaster County Historical Society 2006 0974016233 / 9780974016238 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Historical photo essay with supporting text documenting labor and industry in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Sections detail Lancaster's famous agriculture (including tobacco), Women in the Workforce, Watt & Shand department store, Armstrong Industries, Mills, First Responders, and more. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text markings; very light edge wear to covers. 9" x 10" oblong. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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182 Pennsylvania and the World's Columbian Exposition Various
Harrisburg PA E. K. Myers 1893 1st Edition Soft cover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Ex-Seminary library. Softcover preserved in pressboard. Record of Pennsylvania's participation in the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago held to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival. Includes b&w photos of exposition buildings and PA personages. Details state statistics, rules for entries, and committee rosters. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-Seminary Library; text unmarked; darkening of covers, left bottom rear cover corner missing; overall age toning especially to text block; small chipping/tear to right front cover edge; catalog labels on top right front and rear pressboard covers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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183 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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184 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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185 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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186 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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187 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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188 Crisis at the Crossroads: The First Day at Gettysburg Warren W Hassler
Gaithersburg MD Butternut Press 1986 0913419370 / 9780913419373 Hardcover Good Plus Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Microhistory of the first day at Gettysburg, arguing that the first day's events largely determined the battle's outcome. Excellent mastery of the battlefield terrain and position of units. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; top right of front free end paper cut out (likely to remove a gift inscription); light spotting to side text block; light bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; shelf wear to edges and corners; small tear at top rear; in protective mylar cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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189 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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190 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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191 History of Lodge No. 43, F. & A.M. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1785-1935 Welchans, George and Hershey, Andrew
Lancaster, PA Grand Lodge No. 43 1936 Second Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Souvenir of the 150th anniversary of Lodge No. 43, F. & A.M. Lancaster, PA. Title continues: With Biographical Sketches of Charter Members, Past Masters, and Present Officers Together With a Complete list of Member of the Lodge From Its Constitution. Upddates and expands on 1910 125th annversary publication. Hardback - blue cloth with gilt lettering and top edge gilt. 438 pages. Book Condition : Good; Previous owner's name on front pastedown. Two pages have some darkening where a newspaper article about the lodge is laid in. Otherwise pages are lightly aged, clean, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has some rubbing and edge wear especially to spine. Rear hinge is just starting to crack, front is intact, pages are secure. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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192 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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The Heritage Series of the United Church of Christ, Complete Set of 8 Books (United Church Press ), Wilson, John F.; Lowell H Zuck; William T Parsons; Lawrence Neale Jones; Stuart Lang; J Earl Thompson; David S Lovejoy; Barbara A Withers; United Church of Christ
193 The Heritage Series of the United Church of Christ, Complete Set of 8 Books (United Church Press ) Wilson, John F.; Lowell H Zuck; William T Parsons; Lawrence Neale Jones; Stuart Lang; J Earl Thompson; David S Lovejoy; Barbara A Withers; United Church of Christ
Philadelphia PA United Church Press 1976 No Edition Stated Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo up to 9" tall 
The complete Heritage Series set of 8 booklets put out by the United Church Press. All dated 1976 except for one dated 1967. TITLES: European Roots of the United Church of Christ | Congregational Dissent Against the War of 1812 | Puritanism and the Public Realm | German Reformed Experience in Colonial America | Samuel Hopkins Religion, Slavery, and the Revolution | Women of Faith and Our History | From Consciousness to Conscience: Blacks and the United Church of Christ | Two Spirits Meet. Book Conditions : Good+; no text marks; light spotting to text block; some cover corner and page tip creasing; covers have light edge wear, some chipping to front of one. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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194 Conestoga Crossroads : Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1730 - 1790 Wood, Dr. Jerome H., Jr.
Harrisburg, PA Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 1979 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
An in-depth history of the early years of Lancaster. written to provide a glimpse of the 18th-century community and information for historians. The history ends at 1790, when the town's importance as a distribution center for the western region seems to have stopped. Light DJ with B&W landscape image, blue cloth boards with gold seal on cover, spine titles; map-illustrated endpapers; x, 305 pp. Numerous illustrations: photo images, drawings, charts and tables. Condition: Good; binding strong, slight wear to cover only on corner tips and corners of spine ends, several small edge tears to jacket, occasional light pen underlining. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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195 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 New 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 : New; very light rubbing from shelving in a museum store. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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196 "Chuse thy Cloaths by thine own eye" : Quaker Clothing During William Penn's Residence at Pennsbury Manor 1683-1701 Young, Paula D. and Eileen Dickerson
Morrisville PA Pennsbury Society 1990 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Tracy, John 
Pennsbury Manor interpretive booklet. Details the Quaker notion of "Plain Dress", not a strict set of limitations, but rather a simple less ornamental functional fabric and design that distinguished the Society of Friends. B&w illustrations. Book Condition : Near Fine; slight curls to some cover edges; no internal markings. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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