Philadelphia: Allen, Lane and Scott, 1921.
Seller ID: 70024s
First Edition. Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 41 pp. Good+, with speckling to covers; interior clean and bright; binding tight. ÒAn Appeal to the Patriotic Colonial Societies of Pennsylvania to Save the Cradle of Our State by Urging the Founding of the Governor Printz Park. View More...
Sun Valley, CA: American Historical Press, .
Seller ID: 16145scs
Quarto, green leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, 224 pp. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket. A remarkable collection of stories, a wonderful inside view of Greater Harrisburg and Harrisburghers as seen on a crucial day that changed history, or merely one that typified it. A meticulously researched chronology, enlivened with fascinating details and period photos, enhances the main text. From ordinary activity to extraordinary accomplishment, author michael Barton gives us scenes of Greater Harrisburg that bring past and present to vivid life. View More...
Jeanette, PA: Jeannette Publishing Company, (1934). First Edition.
Seller ID: 9803gcs
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), 197 pp + [xiii] pp Index. Near-Fine in a Good, mylar protected dust jacket with edgewear that includes light chipping and darkened spine. Illustrated. Contents: This Keystone is a Parallelogram; A Father's Discretion enabled the Son to attempt to square the Circle of a Free and Just Government; An Arc which caused much bickering: A Line Limiting Dixie: A Thorn which remained embedded a long Time; The Aboriginal in Pennsylvania; Fate determined the Future of our Nation in a Huge Right Angle; The County that Failed; How the Erie triangle gave the map of Penn... View More...
New York: Hastings House, Publishers, (1946).
Seller ID: bas39
Octavo, dark orange cloth illus. cloth (hardcover), viii + 278 pp. Good+, with slight damp staining to upper cover (interior clean, tight, bright); in a torn (still, attractive), mylar protected dust jacket. From dust jacket: Edwin L. Drake came to Titusville, Pennsylavia in the late fifties and founded the petroleum industry. But he died in poverty after a long and disheartening struggle. ÒCoal Oil JohnnyÓ inherited more than a million from his Aunt Sarah's oil lands and squandered it in two years. But he had himself a time renting hotels to the tune of $8,000 a day and leading the para... View More...
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1992).
Seller ID: 8607bd
Large, square octavo; hardcover (slick, full-color illus. boards), 484 pp. Rear envelope containing maps. Fine. From lower cover: The most comprehensive survey of Pennsylvania's nesting birds ever undertaken, the Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania is an illustrated, easy-to-use reference that locates and profiles all 204 species of birds that are known to have nested in Pennsylvania. An authoritative species account describing historical changes in populations, habitat requirements, and nesting biology accompanies each two-color map that gives precise data on breeding locations. The... View More...
An Historical Presentation Written under the Auspices of the Bicentennial Committee, a Committee Created by the Board of Commissioners to Develop a Bicentennial Program in Springfield Township to Commemorate America's 200th Birthday, 1976.
Seller ID: qms1055
Royal octavo, paperbound (stiff black, illus. wrappers), map illus. endpapers, 97 pp. Illustrated. Very Good+, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to endpapers & light rubbing to covers. Contents: Introduction; The Native Pennsylvanians; Indian Map; Penn's Holy Experiment; Penn's Manors; Settlement of Springfield; Development of Community Life; Map of Historic Places; The Revolution; Map of British Troop Movements; After the War; The Railroads Arrive; 1877 Map; Trolley Maps; Footnotes; Bibliography. View More...
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, .
Seller ID: 4653s
First Edition. Tall, square octavo; (hardcover), brown boards, xv, 240 pp. Former owner signiture; otherwise, Fine in a chipped dust jacket. ÔArranged chronologically, by subject, to span the past two hundred years, From These Hills, From these Valleys is a record -- a commemoration -- of work and life-styles in western Pennsylvania as they have been experienced and interpreted by writers of fiction. This volume is a sample of the surprising number of novels and stories that have been written about the area....gives a vivid and realistic picture of the region, illustrating problems as well... View More...
Clearwater, FL: F. Thomas Diehl, (1998).
Seller ID: 14183kms
Signed by F. Thomas Diehl and Diane Marcou. Octavo, paperbound (stiff grey b&w photo illus. wrappers), 267 pp. Illustrated with numerous b&w photos. From lower cover: Bells Landing and Beyond is the life journey of Tom Diehl, born February, 20, 1909...His earliest stories are of an era when work was harder and days seemed shorter. These early tales of a rural Pennsylvania youngster bring to mind John Greenleaf Whittier's Ôbarefoot boy with cheek of tan.Ó...Tom grew into a young man, married and prospered -- and still remained unsophisticated...Tom Diehl may represent Everyman, the unsung,... View More...
Grantham, PA: Brethren in Christ Historical Society and The Cross Roads Brethren in Christ Church, .
Seller ID: 40008s
Octavo, softbound, illustrated covers, 274 pp. Fine (As New). ÔFrom the beginning, members of the Cross Roads congregation at Mount Joy, Pennsylvania believed that, through love, they could work together...The Cross Roads Story recounts an odyssey of change brought on by migration, occupational shifts, changing methods in managing the church's financial affairs, and people leaving their homes for mission assignments in Samaria and the Ôuttermost parts.' View More...
Quarto, paperbound (stiff, brown, full-color photograph illus. wrappers), 96 pp. Illustrated with full-color photographs throughout. Near-Fine, with sunned spine. From Introduction: Welcome to Hershey! Since the early1900s, people have been coming to visit Hershey. At first, the numbers were small, but in each succeeding year the crowds grew. They came to see a planned community that was built before the term was invented; they came to see firsthand one of the most fascinating American success stories, and they often lingered for awhile in the lovely park or stayed to enjoy the luxury o... View More...
Octavo, paperbound (slick, stiff, photo. illus. wrappers), 128 pp. Fine. From lower cover: In 1903, successful candy maker Milton Hershey began a new enterprise that many people thought was doomed. he planned to build the biggest chocolate factory in the world, and a town to house its employees. The location he chose, near his birthplace in rural Derry Township, Pennsylvania, was most unlike the traditional factory settings of the era. Hershey is the pictorial history of what happened next. Through period photographs, may of them in print for the first time, and engaging narrative, Hers... View More...
Shippensburg, PA: Public Relations Office of Shippensburg State College, 1971. First Edition, First Printing, As Stated.
Seller ID: 17780scs
Quarto, paperbound (stiff, stapled, illus. wrappers), 85 pp. Very Good, with edgewear and light soiling to covers. From foreword: Dr. John E. Hubley...has presented in an able and fascinating manner the establishment and development of one of Pennsylvania's state colleges. The book was written for publication during the 1970-71 academic year, the Centennial for Shippensburg State College...Hilltop Heritage presents the transition of Shippensburg State College from the role of a private, single-purpose institution training future teachers to its present role as a multi-purpose insttitution... View More...
Philadelphia: The Swedish Colonial Society, 1930. First Edition.
Seller ID: mfs200
Octavo, hardcover (royal blue cloth), gilt letters and decorations to upper cover, tissue protected frontis., uncut, xvi + 287 pp. Very Good-, with two small, neat, former-owner stamps and one small former-owner bookplate, light foxing (age darkened spotting). View More...