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1 100th Anniversary 1910-2010, Ephrata Lodge No. 665 F.& A.M. Ephrata PA : Celebrating a Century of Freemasonry in Ephrata, Pennsylvania 
Ephrata PA Grand Lodge No. 665 2010 Second Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Masonic Lodge History, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Brief survey of lodge history followed by annual list of worshipful masters and new members. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, 50 pp. Book Condition : Fine; no text marks. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Amish Mennonite Directory 2000 United States and Canada 
Millersburg OH Abana Books 2000 Soft cover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Purple wraps with gold titles on front cover & spine, 445 pp., a few maps. Organized by state and fellowship, then alphabetical by last name. Book Condition: Good+; slight waves in volume, some scuffing on back cover, whiteout over name atop title page; pages clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of The Juniata Valley, Comprising the Counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, and Perry, Pennsylvania 
Chambersburg PA J.M. Runk & Co. 1897 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
1897 Complete 2 Volume set, 1375 pp. Gilt text block and lettering. 3/4 dark leather boards. Illustrated w/ b&w portrait photos on glossy pages. Subtitle continues "Containing Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and Many of the Early Settlers". Book Conditions : Good; no text marks noted; binding repaired with heavy black binding tape; wear to cover corners and board edges; some soiling to covers; scattered light foxing, spotting to text block, some toning at page edges; a few fingerprint smudges. No Dust Jackets as issued. PLEASE NOTE : Extra postage may be requested due to weight of set. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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4 History of that Part of the Susquehanna and Juniata valleys. Embraced in the Counties of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union, and Snyder 
Philadelphia PA Everts, Peck, and Richards 1886 Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
1886 Complete 2 Volume set, 1602 pp. Original bindings, gilt text block, gilt lettering on red covers. Includes Civil War muster rolls, maps, and b&w photo and woodcut portraits. Book Conditions : Fair; no text marks noted; bindings separating (especially Vol. 1); wear to cover corners and spines; scuffing to covers; scattered light spots of foxing and some spotting to text block. No Dust Jackets as issued. PLEASE NOTE : Extra postage may be requested due to weight of set. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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5 History of the Reading Hospital 1867-1942 
Reading PA The Reading Hospital 1942 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Issued in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the Reading Hospital December 9, 1942. 10 b&w illustrations. Sections include The Reading Dispensary, the Old Reading Hospital, the New Reading Hospital, The Medical Departments, The Nurses, the Ladies' Auxiliaries; Biographical Sketches of Deceased Physicians and Board Members; List and Personal Data of Physicians and Board Members. Book Condition : Good; age toning to inside covers, free end papers and text block; some light staining to covers; binding tight; no markings to text. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Lancaster, Pennsylvania: A Design Guide 
Lancaster PA City of Lancaster 1977 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Oblong side-stapled softcover, 36 pp. 1977 booklet examines how design policy can be used for redevelopment of a historic urban environment. B&w photos and illustrations throughout with red highlights to indicate different architectural elements. Architectural survey of building styles over two centuries in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; light cover corner curling; a few creases to covers; price sticker adhesive remnant on first page. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7 Memorial Souvenir, Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of York as the Capital of the Unted States of America 
York PA Conservation Society of York County 1927 Probable First Edition Soft cover Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Program for 150th anniversary of York Pennsylvania serving as Capital of the United States, and meeting place for the Continental Congress, during the Fall of 1777. Includes brief biographies of the Congressmen who met in York, black and white illustrations of Colonial York, schedule of commemorative activities, and miscellaneous articles including one on the Quakers in York. Staple bound softcover, with green covers attached via side braided string. Book Condition : Good; Ex-library (rubber stamp imprint on front cover is the only such marking); no internal markings; tearing to cover edges back and front, and to spine ends; a few small stains to covers. Internal pages are in better condition than covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Minutes of the Presbytery of Redstone of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 
Cincinnati OH Elm Street Printing Co. 1878 Limited First Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
From the Organization of Presbytery, September 19,1781, to December, 1831.Limited First Edition of 300 copies. This Presbytery (or synod) was the first one formed west of the Allegheny Mountains and included much of Western Pennsylvania. Primarily meeting minutes and correspondence of the organization. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-College Library; former owner's name in ink inside front cover and on front free end paper; library stamping to title page and text block; pocket inside rear cover; age toning throughout minor foxing; beginnings of spine separation, all pages intact; bumping/tearing to spine ends; text unmarked. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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9 The Moving Wall : Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica at Lancaster PA. June 2-8 1994. 
Lancaster PA Privately Published 1994 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Program for traveling exhibit of a small replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Includes photos and brief bios of each local serviceman killed in Vietnam along with a list of all Pennsylvania MIA's from the conflict. Book Condition : Very Good; light shelf wear to edges and cover corners; no internal markings. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Warren Rohrer : selected paintings 1973 - 1989 
Millersville, Pennsylvania Millersville University 1990 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Published to accompany an exhibition in 1990 in Millersville, PA. Lists 15 works in the exhibition and illustrates four. Includes an interview with this Lancaster County, PA, artist, a chronology of exhibitions and a selected bibliography. Gray wraps, 28 pp. Illustrated with 4 color plates. Condition: Very good, minor wear to cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Churches and Cemeteries of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: a Complete Guide A. Hunter Rineer
Lancaster PA Lancaster County Historical Society 1993 1st Edition Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to up to 12" tall 
Contains two main sections: 1. History of the denominations of Lancaster County listed in alphabetical order with list of churches, township location, and founding date. 2. Churches and cemeteries list in alphabetical order by township and borough; location of church's records; location of cemeteries and family graveyard transcriptions; and a bibliography. 560 pp. includes maps and index. Book Condition : Fine; unmarked. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10th Anniversary Susquehanna Valley Chef's Association Collector' s Edition Cook Book, A.C.F. Susquehanna Valley Chef's Association
12 10th Anniversary Susquehanna Valley Chef's Association Collector' s Edition Cook Book A.C.F. Susquehanna Valley Chef's Association
Waseca, MN Walter's Publishing 1997 Anniversary Edition Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Spiral bound softcover, white wraps with black titles. 148 pages plus 16-page Collection of Helpful Hints and Useful Information. Clean, crisp, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has light shelf wear. No cracks or breaks to plastic spiral. A collection of recipes compiled by members of the local chapter of the American Culinary Federation (A.C.F.) located in York and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Reading, PA. Mirror to the Past Adams, Charles J. (editor)
Reading PA Self-published By Author 1973 Probable First Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Very Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
This is an oblong 6" x 11" side-stapled softcover. Item is marked collector's edition, but is a likely first edition (1973) as it pre-dates known reprints (1976). It contains reproductions of 50 early 20th century postcard views of Reading Pennsylvania - streets, buildings, parks, etc. Book Condition : Very Good; no internal markings; some rubbing, writing carry-through, and a few spots on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 A Biographical History of Lancaster County [Pennsylvania] : Being a History of Eminent Men of the County Alexander Harris; Alex Harris
Clearfield 2012 0806305908 / 9780806305905 Reprint Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
2012 Softcover reprint of Harris' classic 1872 biographical survey of the important historical settlements of Lancaster city and county in pennsylvania. Over 2000 entries on individuals and families from its founding through the Civil War, works as both a history and a genealogical reference. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; cover corner curling; vertical crease to rear cover causing some creasing to last few pages; some staining to text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Times of Sorrow and Hope: Documenting Everyday Life in Pennsylvania During the Depression and World War II: A Photographic Record (Keystone Books) Allen Cohen; Miles Orvell; Ronald L. Filippelli; Farm Security Administration
State College PA Penn State University Press 2003 0271022523 / 9780271022529 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Rich documentary photos of Pennsylvania from a major Federal project to document life in America during the 1930's and 40's. organized by subject matter - Children, Farm Life, Amish and Mennonites, Coal mining, and more. 288 pp. w/150 b&w photos (many full page). Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light toning to page edges and some waviness to pages (especially near rear of text). Dust Jacket Condition :Very Good; shelf wear along edges; light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Persecutions and Pioneer Life of Our Ancestors Amos L. and Hannah King
Gordonville PA Gordonville Print Shop 2009 Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Compilation of historical anecdotes and occasional poetry telling the story of Mennonite emigration from Europe due to religious persecution and their settlement in America (especially Pennsylvania). Includes the first Amish Church in America. Book Conditon : Fine, unmarked. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Guide to the Singmaster Family of Macungie Ann Bartholomew (editor)
Macungue PA Macungie Historical Society 2010 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
1st Edition Oversize side-stapled softcover, 36 pp. and inlaid Singmaster Family Lineage chart. Tells the story of the Singmaster family and their long relationship with the village of Millerstown - homes, churches, businesses and more.Also covers town architecture. Brief biography of Elsie Singmaster Lewars, famous author. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; minimal wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 French, German, and Swiss Links in Pennsylvania Argo, L. Wesley
Baltimore MD Gateway press, Inc. 1998 1st Edition Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Subtitled : Descendants and Ancient Ancestors : Bertsch, Dreisbach, Heller, Hecker, Siegfried, Sassaman, Strohl, Thom, Troxel. Examination of European family roots and immigration to Pennsylvania includes additional surnames. 20 b&w illustrations. Book Condition : Fine. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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19 History of the Floor Plant Armstrong
Lancaster, Pennsylvania Armstrong 1980 1st Edition Soft cover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
"The Floor Plant is Armstrong's largest production facility and the largest manufacturing plant in Lancaster County... through war and peace, boom and bust, and, during the past quarter century, through unprecedented technological change..." -Foreword. Content is chronological by year, showing products, leaders, WWII effort, and more. Tan wraps with burgundy titles, 67 pp., illustrated profusely with photographic images. 8vo. Condition: Good+; a few light waves to cover, faint remains of a label at top right of cover, pages clean, edges crisp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Voices of the Turtledoves: The Sacred World of Ephrata Bach, Jeff
State College PA Pennsylvania State University Press 2003 0271027444 / 9780271027449 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Softcover. Critically acclaimed history of the Ephrata Cloister, a German Pietist community in south central Pennsylvania, and its theology. Book Condition : Near Fine; no internal markings; crease at bottom left rear cover; appears unread. Pennsylvania German History and Culture Series No. 3, Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society Volume 36 (2002). 
Price: 24.00 USD
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