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1 Barretts Bottoms (Chairmakers) 
Kearneysville WV Barretts Bottoms 1985 Softcover (Side-stapled) Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
This is a 1985 furniture catalog issued by Barretts Bottoms, a producer of hand crafted furniture. Their work is influenced by Shaker furniture designs and techniques. Items include : Shaker Chair, Ohio Valley Chair, pennsylvania Country Chair, Four Slat Chair, Arm Chair, Rocking Chair, Writing Arm Chair, and more. Design techniques are discussed. B&W illustrations. Price list insert. Book Condition ; Very Good; no internal markings; slight creasing near spine edge; price sticker remnant at bottom right rear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The First 200 Years: 1794-1994 as recorded in the Intelligencer Journal 
Verplanck NY Historical Briefs, Incorporated 1994 0896770494 / 9780896770492 Soft cover Near Fine Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Oversize 11 x 14 reproduces front pages from the first 200 years of the Lancaster PA newspaper. Includes facsimile reproduction of a 1795 issue, the earliest on file. Subjects are both local (severe weather, local personalities and businesses) and national (elections, assassinations). 
Price: 24.00 USD
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3 Proceeedings of the Lehigh County Historical Society (Number 35 1982) : The Diary of Judge Frank M. Trexler Baldridge, Edwin R. (editor)
Allentown PA Lehigh County Historical Society 1982 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1982 semi-annual of the Lehigh County Historical Society, Number 35. Other than Society business, the whole of this volume is a publication of the diary from the late 19th century of Judge Frank M. Trexler. Trexler served for 32 years as a judge and for 13 years as President of the Historical Society. Book Condition : Good+, Ex-School Library; rubber stamps and cataloging information inside front and rear covers and on title page; slight bump to spine ends, no markings to text; binding tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Porches : An Introduction to the Citizens of Annville, Pennsylvania (Two Volume Set) Billings, Phil
Annville PA Privately Published 1985 Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Massad, Dan 
This is a two volume set of poetry and illustrations celebrating the town of Annville Pennsylvania, home to Lebanon Valley College. The poems are inspired by conversations with local residents. Each volume is 9" wide x 10" long. Book Conditions : Good. Volume 1 has rubbing to covers and staining on the rear cover; creasing at top right front cover and title page; thumb print on text block; no text markings. Volume 2 has light wear to cover corners; some cover rubbing; no internal markings. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Remembering Lancaster County:: Stories from Pennsylvania Dutch Country (American Chronicles) Brubaker, Jack
Charleston SC The History Press 2010 1596298634 / 9781596298637 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Containing over 45 b&w photos and illustrations, this collection of short articles, anecdotes, and musings combine to tell the story of Lancaster County. Sections include : The Susquehanna River; The City of Lancaster; Roads, Steamboats, Railroads, and Trolleys; Lancaster at War; The Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch; and more. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text markings; light cover corner curling; price sticker remnant on top right rear cover; light shelf wear to edges. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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6 AMERICANA WOOD CARVING & NEEDLEWORK - AMERICAN WOODCARVING AND NEEDLEWORK Colio, Quintina
Ephrata PA Science Press 1974 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Science Press 1974 Christmas keepsake. Richly illustrated with b&w and color photos, many full page. Details Pennsylvania folk art carver Lewis Bieber DeTurk in the first section and perforated-card needlework in the second section. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; binding tight; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners; No Dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 It Happened in Paradise: An Historical Pageant Denlinger, Robert C. and Samuel S. Wenger
Paradise PA Privately Published 1963 Softcover (Side-stapled) Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Side-stapled softcover. Contains text and b&w photos of pageant the town put on in commemoration of Paradise Pennsylvania's 250th anniversary in 1962. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; slight curl to top right front cover; one or two smudges inside, otherwise unmarked. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Accumulation and Display: Mass Marketing Household Goods in America, 1880-1920. Federhern, Deborah A. et al.
Wilmington DE Winterthur Museum 1986 0912724161 / 9780912724164 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Catalog for 1986 University of Delaware/ Winterthur Museum exhibition featuring 207 examples of trade catalogues, salesman samples, and other promotional items from the Gilded Age into the early 20th century. Essays and text complement b&w photos of many of the objects. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light curl to front cover edge; some rubbing to spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Silversmiths of Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1730-1850 Gerstell, Vivian S.
Lancaster PA Lancaster County Historical Society 1972 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
A study of Early American Silver work as exemplified by the silversmiths of Lancaster Pennsylvania. As one of the earliest and largest inland communities of the colonies and early United States, Lancaster's relative affluence attracted skilled artisans and craftsmen. Well illustrated with b&w photos. Book Condition : Near Fine; no internal markings. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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10 Lula : A Portrait in Pictures and Prose of a Keystone, Colorado Family Gilliland, Mary Ellen
Dillon CO Summit Historical Society 1990 Limited Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Limited edition, 671/1000. "This book chronicles the life and times of the Myers family who shaped and influenced the people and events of Summit County for nearly 100 years." This book illustrates Western life from the Civil War period to the mid twentieth century. Book Condition : Good+; no internal markings; two stains (one dime size one coffee cup ring) to rear cover. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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11 Occidental Gleanings Volume 1 Hearn, Lafcadio
New York NY Dodd, Mead and Company 1925 First American Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is the first volume of Hearn's Occidental Gleanings. It features the first reprinting of the Ozias Midwinter Letters from 1877-78. These focus on the city of New Orleans, starting with an account of the funeral of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Extensive 39 page introduction by editor Albert Mordell. Article "American Authors as Printers : Lafcadio Hearn" inlaid at front. Book Description : Good, Ex-Seminary Library; picture of author pated inside front cover; library rubber stamp inside front cover; cataloging labels at top right rear cover and spine; sunlight lightening of spine and top rear cover; pocket removed from inside rear cover; light bumping to cover corners and spine ends; text unmarked. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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12 Over Here: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, During Wartime Heckles, Marianne (project manager)
Lancaster PA Lancaster County Historical Society 2008 0974016268 / 9780974016269 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author (of four chapters) and Project Manager Marianne Heckles on Table of Contents page. Historical photo essay with supporting text documenting Lancaster Pennsylvania during wartime. Sections detail material drives; nursing; homecoming parades; Conscientious Objection and Alternative Service; historical reenactments; veterans groups and more. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text markings; light rubbing to covers and cover corner curling. 9" x 10" oblong. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Proceeedings of the Lehigh County Historical Society (Number 32 1978) Hellerich, Mahlon H. (editor)
Allentown PA Lehigh County Historical Society 1978 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1978 semi-annual of the Lehigh County Historical Society, Number 32. Includes 14 articles on various historical subjects in addition to Society business. Articles include : Life in an Eighteenth-Century Moravian Community; Reflections on Area Trolley Lines of Fifty Years Ago; The Development of Allentown, 1811-1873; Helffrich on Fogelsville During the Civil War; Index to Lehigh County Deeds, Part IV; and more. Book Condition : Good+, Ex-School Library; rubber stamps and cataloging information inside front and rear covers and on title page; very light scuffing to covers, small mark at bottom right front cover corner; no markings to text; binding tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Proceeedings of the Lehigh County Historical Society (Number 34 1980) Hellerich, Mahlon H. (editor)
Allentown PA Lehigh County Historical Society 1980 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1980 semi-annual of the Lehigh County Historical Society, Number 34. Includes 15 articles on various historical subjects in addition to Society business. Articles include : The Lehigh County Long Rifle; Upper Lehigh Pennsylvania German Folk Arts and Crafts; History of the Liberty Bell Shrine; several Church histories; and more. Book Condition : Good+, Ex-School Library; rubber stamps and cataloging information inside front and rear covers and on title page; very light scuffing to covers, small mark at bottom left rear cover corner; pencil marks to table of contents, no other markings to text; binding tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Gotham Turnstiles: A Visual Depiction of Rapid Transit in the New York Metropolitan Area from 1958-1968 Henderson, John
Flushing NY H & M Productions 1992 0962903787 / 9780962903786 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Beautifully illustrated with color photographs, this is a brief history of subways, railways, and related transit during the 1950's and 60's in metropolitan New York and environs. Includes the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad, New York City Transit Authority, South Brooklyn Railway, Staten Island Rapid Transit, and Newark City Subway. Book condition : Near Fine, no text marks; price sticker remnant at top right front cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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I Didn't Know That!: An Exhibition of First Happenings in Maryland, Heyl, Edgar G.
16 I Didn't Know That!: An Exhibition of First Happenings in Maryland Heyl, Edgar G.
Baltimore MD Maryland Historical Society 1973 1st Edition Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo up to 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on title page : "For Bill Keller, from his friend, Ed Heyl, 6 January 1982". Exhibit catalog, Maryland Historical Society from 09/24 - 12/02/1973. 176 first happenings, in a wide range of activities, in Maryland during the period 1634 to 1973. B&w photos, 61 pp. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; light corner tip bends; light spotting to cover; tiny tear to top of spine and to front bottom edge with a bit of creasing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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17 Proceeedings of the Lehigh County Historical Society (Number 31 1976) Hoffman, Donald B. (editor)
Allentown PA Lehigh County Historical Society 1976 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1976 Bicentennial semi-annual of the Lehigh County Historical Society, Number 31. Includes 13 articles on various historical subjects in addition to Society business. Several articles focus on the Revolutionary War including : " Allentown During the Revolution" and "The Revolutionary Generation in Lehigh County - An Evaluation". A brochure from The Stroud Mansion House, Home of Jacob Stroud "Founder of Stroudsburg" is inlaid. Book Condition : Good+, Ex-School Library; rubber stamps and cataloging information inside front and rear covers and on title page; very light scuffing to covers; no markings to text; binding tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Bygone Baltimore: A historical portrait Jacques Kelly
Norfolk VA The Donning Company 1982 0898651344 / 9780898651348 Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on label on half title page. Oversize softcover. Photo history with complementary text. Photos selected "to show typical, old Baltimore scenes and events". Subjects include Churches, Easter Parades, row homes, market days, much more. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; curling to cover corners causing page tip creasing to first few pages; crease to bottom left rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Tales the Boatmen Told James Lee
Exton PA Canal Press Inc. 1977 0916838080 / 9780916838089 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on front free end paper. 1977 1st printing. Produced from transcripts of taped interviews with captains, drivers, lock tenders, and more, this work seeks to preserve the memory and history of New Jersey's Morris Canal. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light spotting to text block. Dust jacket Condition : Good; tape-repaired tear at bottom center front; wear to cover edges and corners; rubbing; some small stains. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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20 Wayside Journals of Lancaster County Kendig, John D.
Manheim PA Stiegel Printing 1994 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
History of Manheim Pennsylvania also include snippets of poetry and tales by author. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; cover corner curling; vertical crease to front near spine; light rubbing to covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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