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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 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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7 GETTYSBURG LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY - Volume One - History 1826-1965 AND Volume Two - Alumni Record - Two Volume Set Complete Abdel Ross Wentz
Harrisburg PA The Evangelical Press 1965 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on title page of Volume 2. History and Alumni Record of the Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary through 1965. 2 vols., 973 pp. combined. Vol. 1 also provides an introductory history of Lutheranism in America. History includes b&w photos - portraits and campus buildings. 1935 graduation invitation and article inlaid in Vol. 2. Book Conditions : Near Fine, no text marks noted; light bumping to cover corners; smudge to bottom text block. No Dust Jackets as issued. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 History of the Floor Plant, 1908-1980 Armstrong
Lancaster PA 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.." Content is chronological by year, showing products, leaders, WWII effort, and more. Softcover, Tan wraps with burgundy titles, 67 pp., illustrated profusely with photographic images. Condition: Good+; a few light waves to cover, faint remains of a label at top right of cover, pages clean, edges crisp. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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13 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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14 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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15 A history of East Brandywine Township: Chester County, Pennsylvania Barbara Paul
West Chester PA East Brandywine Historical Commission 1992 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1997 2nd printing. 160 pp. w/ 60 b&w photos. Microhistory of a central township in Chester County, Pennsylvania from its separation from the larger Brandywine Township in 1844 to its sesquicentennial. Covers churches, schools, taverns, advent of the railroad, and other elements in the townships development. Book Condition : Near Fine, no text marks; minimal wear. Dust Jacket Condition : Near Fine; a few small marks at bottom right rear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Barnes Sesquicentennial 1828-1978 (Pennsylvania), Barnes Sesquicentennial Committee
16 Barnes Sesquicentennial 1828-1978 (Pennsylvania) Barnes Sesquicentennial Committee
Barnes, PA Barnes Sesquicentennial Committee 1978 N/A Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Booklet on the 150th anniversary celebration of Barnes, Warren County, Pennsylvania. In addition to the schedule of events for the three day celebration, the majority of the booklet is comprised of articles on the history of the village and surrounding area as well as Sheffield Township. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 72 pages.Book Condition : Very Good; pages are clean and bright, unmarked, no creases or tears. Cover has light creasing at the corners. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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17 Miniatures of Mechanicsburg Brunhouse, Robert L.
Mechanicsburg PA Mechanicsburg Museum Association 1986 Hardcover Near Fine Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Facsimile reprint of a 1928 history of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, this book features several chapters on the Civil War including the Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania, the call out of militia, prisoners, and more with plenty of primary source material. Book Condition : Near Fine; no internal markings. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; discoloration around edges; some small chipping and tearing at top and bottom edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Reichard Collection of Early Pennsylvania German Dialogues and Plays, The Buffington, Alfred F. (editor)
Lancaster PA Pennsylvania German Society / Franklin and Marshall College 1962 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
English and PA German. Anthology of plays transcribed in PA German with additional chapters on the Pennsylvania German Puppet Play and early dialogues compiled by Daniel Miller and others. Book Condition ; Near Fine; bump to bottom spine; two small spots inside front cover; no text marks. Dust Jacket is a plain onion skin wrapper with tearing and chipping along edges. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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19 A Treatise on the Fish of Pennsylvania Buller C.R.
Harrisburg PA Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1927 1st Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Board of Fish Commissioners Bulletin No. 4. 16 b&w photos. Overview of fish intended for middle and high school students. Discusses fisheries and natural habitat. Book Condition : Good; no markings to text; crease at bottom right front cover also effects first several pages; light age toning; scuffing to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Plans and Choices : Comprehensive Water Quality Management Plan,  Lower Susquehanna River Basin Study Area 3, Capital Region Planning and Development Agency
20 Plans and Choices : Comprehensive Water Quality Management Plan, Lower Susquehanna River Basin Study Area 3 Capital Region Planning and Development Agency
Harrisburg, PA Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1979 Probable First Edition Soft cover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to up to 12" tall 
This report was prepared for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources by Capital Region Planning and Development Agency, November 1979. Includes fold out maps of Adams County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Franklin County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County, Perry County, Schuylkill County and York County. Also includes a large fold up map inserted into pocket inside rear cover. Size: 4to up to 12" tall. 40 pages. Book Condition : Good; Clean unmarked pages; some rubbing and creasing to glossy covers. All maps are intact but one has a corner crease. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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