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1 A Century of Wyeths, Including Selections from MBNA, Brandywine River Museum, and Private Collections 
Crosman, Christopher, and Charles M. Cawley (commentaries); Lauren Smith (essay)
Rockland, ME: Farnsworth Art Museum, 1999. First Edition
Soft cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. VG-. Book 
Dark green color illus. wraps, perfect-bound. Catalogue to accompany 1999 Farnsworth exhibition. Mild shelf wear, lightly rubbed edges and joints, 2" closed tear along top rear edge neatly mended with clear tape. Firm, square binding, clean interior. xvi,120,[8] pp., illus. in color, folding plate. 033149 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 A History of Chester County, Pennsylvania 
Heathcote, C. W. (editor), and Lucile Shenk (assoc. editor)
Harrisburg, PA: National Historical Association, 1932. First Edition
Cloth 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Very Good. Not Issued 
Black/dark green cloth. Minimally ex-library, non-circulating, hand-written call label on lower spine. Modest shelf wear, a bit rubbed at extremities, minor exposure at one corner. Text block edges somewhat dulled by age. Clean, unmarked interior. vii,479 pp. Scarce, comprehensive history (not the smaller and far more limited school text), decently preserved. 025153 
Price: 95.00 USD
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3 A History of East Brandywine Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania 
Paul, Barbara
East Brandywine Historical Commission, 1992. Second Printing
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Fine 
Dark blue cloth, lettered/illus. in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket shows price sticker on front flap, otherwise as issued, now in mylar. Stated first edition, second printing (1997), published in memorium of the author, Barbara Paul, who passed away that year. xvi,160 pp., illus. Very scarce. 026848 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 A History of Pottstown, Pennsylvania 
Chancellor, Paul (text, editor); Marjorie Potts Wendell
Pottstown, PA: Historical Society of Pottstown/Feroe Press, 1974. Facsimile Reprint Edition
Soft cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. VG+. Book 
Stiff goldenrod wraps, lettered/illus. in burgundy and white. 1974 facsimile reprint, limited to 4,000 copies, of the original 1953 edition. Approx. 1 1/4" tear at top front joint, mended, otherwise only light shelf wear. x,190 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs, maps. A very comprehensive and well-researched community history. 037221 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 A History of Pottstown, Pennsylvania 1752-1952 
Chancellor, Paul, with Marjorie Potts Wendell; Paul Wescott (maps, decorations)
Pottstown, PA: Feroe Press, 1974. Facsimile Reprint Edition
Softcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. 
Stiff illus. wraps, goldenrod, white and burgundy. Facsimile reprint of 4,000 copies, reprinting the original 1953 edition issued by the Historical Societ of Pottstown. Very slight shelf wear, virtually as issued, with square, uncreased binding, slight separation at head of spine neatly mended and barely detectable. x,190 pp. 035766 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 A Narrative of the Early Life, Travels, and Gospel Labors of Jesse Kersey, Late of Chester County, Pennsylvania 

Philadelphia, PA: T. Ellwood Chapman, 1852. 
Full-Leather 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Fair-Good. N/A 
Both boards and flyleaves detached but present; spine panel lacking, binding otherwise firm. 288 pp. Text block generally clean, showing only light scattered foxing. Early printing, likely 2nd, after 1851 1st edition. 015329 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 A Short Historical Sketch of the Old Merion Meeting House, Merion, Pennsylvania 
Hires, Charles E.
Merion, PA: Merion Meeting House, 1917. First Edition
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. 
Brown stiff paper wraps. Booklet, stapled binding. Mild shelf wear, a bit toned along edges. Binding is pulling at top staple but still anchored. Initial and final pages toned (adjacent to covers), interior otherwise generally clean and intact, showing only slight and scattered foxing. [24] pp., illus. w/ 10 b&w photographs and reproductions of engravings. Compiled by Hines 8th Month 4th, 1917. Decently preserved, scarce. 019639 
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8 A Sketch of Owen Biddle in which is Added a Short Account of the Parke Family together with a List of his Descendants 
Biddle, Henry D.
Philadelphia, PA: Privately Printed, 1926. Second Edition
Buckram 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. Not Issued 
Blue buckram, lettered in gilt, deckled text block edges. 2nd edition, reprinting the original (1892) edition, enlarged and revised. Cloth is modestly darkened/soiled along edges and spine panel. Slight binding lean. Gift inscription dated 1926 on front flyleaf. 127 pp., folding b&w family portrait frontis., illus. w/ b&w plates. Chester County, Pennsylvania Quaker genealogy, also closely associated with Philadelphia. 020551 
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9 Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania Land Records - Volume 1: 1681-1730; Volume 2: 1729-1745; Volume 3: 1745-1753; Volume 4: 1753-1758 [Complete] 1585494496 / 9781585494491
Bryant, Carol
Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, 2000. 1st Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. Book 
Complete in four (4) volumes, bound in stiff colored wraps (light green, light brown, tan, and yellow, respectively). Vol. 1 shows wear from use, with binding lean and crease, corners curling a bit, a few inked numerals on main title, cover creases, thus G; Vol. 3 shows modest use wear, VG; Vols. 2 and 4 show only slight wear, solid Near Fine. vii,262 + vi,215 + vii,210 + vii,200 pp., each volume w/ folding map near front. All 4 volumes are 1999 or 2000 reprints. Offered as a set. 038657 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 Adventures in the Pen Trade 0966821300 / 9780966821307
Best, Hugh
Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press for the Author, 1999. 1st Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Book Inscribed by Author(s)
Stiff pictorial wraps. As issued. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf, full signature, personalized, dated 28 Feb. 1999. x,318 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. 039040 
Price: 7.50 USD
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11 Andrew Wyeth: Memory & Magic 0847827712 / 9780847827718
Knutson, Anne Classen; John Wilmerding (intro.); Christopher Crosman, Kathleen A. Foster, and Michael R. Taylor (essays)
Atlanta, Philadelphia, and New York: High Museum of Art/Philadelphia Museum of Art/Rizzoli, 2005. 1st Edition
Hardcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Fine. Near Fine Book 
Brown cloth, lettered in gold foil. Slight binding lean original to issue. 223 pp., fully illus. in color. Color illus. dust jacket is slightly sunned along front joint, with slight rubbing to top corners, now in mylar. 040187 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Annals of Phoenixville and Its Vicinity: From the Settlement to the Year 1871, Giving the Origin and Growth of the Borough, with Information Concerning the Adjacent Townships of Chester and Montgomery Counties and the Valley of the Schuylkill 
Pennypacker, Samuel Whitaker
Philadelphia, PA: Bavis and Pennypacker for Samuel W. Pennypacker, 1872. First Edition
Buckram 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. Not Issued 
Original 1872 edition, rebound in dark blue buckram, spine panel lettered in gilt. 295 pp., illus., frontis. map. Modestly rubed edges and joints. Text block edges somewhat toned by age. Minor loss to bottom corners of the first several leaves, a minor issue, not affecting any text; some spotting to the blank verso of one of the panels of the folding frontis. map. Signed by former owner Frances W. Pennypacker on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. An exceptional local history. Scarce. Howes P 211. 030829 
Price: 95.00 USD
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13 Annals of Phoenixville and Its Vicinity: From the Settlement to the Year 1871, Giving the Origin and Growth of the Borough, with Information Concerning the Adjacent Townships of Chester and Montgomery Counties and the Valley of the Schuylkill 
Pennypacker, Samuel Whitaker
Phoenixville, PA: Phoenixville Area Bicentennial Committee, 1976. Facsimile Reprint Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Not Issued 
Rust cloth, lettered in silver foil. Lightly rubbed corners and extremities. Phoenixville Area Bicentennial sticker mounted inside front cover, original to issue. Facsimile reprint of the original 1872 publication. 295 pp., illus., frontis. map. Scarce. Reprint of Howes P 211, limited to 1,000 copies. 027352 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Around the Boundaries of Chester County [SIGNED] 
MacElree, Wilmer Worthington
West Chester, PA: Self-Published, 1934. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG-. Not Issued Signed by Author
Burgundy "crocodile cloth," modestly rubbed at corners and spine extremities, mild binding lean. 600 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates, maps, including fold-out at p. 250. Slight silverfishing along top edge of front endsheet and a bit along lower front hinge, also somewhat more pronounced along edges of rear endsheet, text block unaffected. Title page mildly foxed, text otherwise clean. Remnants of book plate mounted on front flyleaf. Signed by author on title page. Text block clean and intact, binding firm. 023671 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 Bavingtons - The Last 300 Years: A Brief Family History Together with Information About Other Ancestors [#12, w/ TLS from Author] 
Bavington, Robert F.
Self-Published, 1986. First Edition
Spiral Bound 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. Signed by Author
White cardstock covers, spiral-bound, with main title cut-out on upper front cover. Light shelf/handling wear. Stated copy #12 of an undisclosed edition. [iv],69 pp., illus., printed on rectos only. Accompanied by 1-page TLS signed by author donating this copy to a county historical society. Primary coverage areas: Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia counties, Pennsylvania; also Maryland. Very scarce. 032823 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Benjamin West: American Painter at the English Court 0912298642 / 9780912298641

Baltimore, MD: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1989. First Edition
Soft Cover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Fine. N/A 
Color illus. stiff paper wraps. Catalog to accompany 1989 Baltimore exhibition. 120 pp., illus. w/ color + b&w plates. 002818 
Price: 12.50 USD
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17 Bishop White's Private Marriages 1801-1836 
Adams, Harry C. (transcriber)
Doylestown, PA: Bucks County Genealogical Society, 1989. First Thus
Unbound 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Fine. 
Listing of all private marriages performed by the Rt. Rev. William White, Episcopal Bishop of North America from 1786 and Rector of Christ Church, Philadelphia, 1778-1836. Marriages arranged by date, by groom, and by bride, notes. [ii],31 pp. Spreadsheet, unbound, housed in clear acetate binder. 020157 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 Blanchard's Balloon Flight Commemoration 1793-1976 Deptford Township 

1976. First Edition
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. 
Booklet/program, [4] pp., commemorating Blanchard's 1793 balloon ascent near the city of Philadelphia. Includes a copy of President George Washington's proclamation regarding the event and the program of events in conjunction with the American bicentennial. Slightly toned, otherwise intact. 020587 
Price: 5.00 USD
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19 Blanchard's Balloon Flight Commemoration 1793-1976 Deptford Township 

1976. First Edition
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. 
Booklet/program, [4] pp., commemorating Blanchard's 1793 balloon ascent near the city of Philadelphia. Includes a copy of President George Washington's proclamation regarding the event and the program of events in conjunction with the American bicentennial. Slightly toned, otherwise intact. 020588 
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20 Brandywine Days; or, The Shepherd's Hour-Glass [Presentation Copy from Publisher Edward T. Biddle, Philadelphia] 
Hayes, John Russell
Philadelphia and London: The Biddle Press/Headley Bros., 1910. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. Not Issued Presentation Copy J. Carroll Hayes 
Light green cloth, lettered in gilt, deckled text block edges. Mildly rubbed spine extremities. Paper split along both hinges, which are still quite firm. 228 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. One-page TLS on Biddle Press letterhead, folded, mounted on front flyleaf, signed by Edward T. Biddle (president), presenting this copy to a colleague ("I am sending thee a book"). 031426 
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21 Brandywine [INSCRIBED] 0898025648 / 9780898025644
Humphrey, Elizabeth, and Michael Kahn
Wilmington, DE: Jared Co., 1990. First Edition
Hard Cover Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Very Good. Near Fine Signed by Author(s)
Gray cloth-effect paper-covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Approx. 2 1/2" x 1/2" strip clipped along top edge of front flyleaf, deleting part of a gift inscription, also approx. 2" x 1/2" strip along top edge of half-title, otherwise only slight shelf wear. Inscribed by both author and photographer on half-title, 22 Dec. 1990. Dust jacket shows slight shelf wear, now in archival mylar. ix,23 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Relatively scarce. 022361 
Price: 35.00 USD
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22 Bulletins of the Chester County Historical Society 1899-1900 

West Chester, PA: Chester County Historical Society, 1900. First Edition
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Good-VG. 
Light gray wraps. [iii],74 pp., continuously paginated. Modest shelf/handling wear, some tearing and loss to paper along binding, toned along cover edges, binding staples rusted. George Washington in Chester County, social and domestic customs, 1801 West Chester taxables, Moses Marshall, Mason and Dixon line, centennial history of West Chester, taverns of West Chester, Thomas Cheyney, American flag and Battle of Brandywine, etc. Scarce. 020641 
Price: 25.00 USD
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23 Bulletins of the Chester County Historical Society 1908 

West Chester, PA: Chester County Historical Society, 1900. First Edition
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Good-VG. 
Dark salmon wraps. 62 pp., continuously paginated, illus. w/ b&w plates. Modest exterior wear, covers mildly soiled along edges. Interior shows mild scattered soiling, some old mildew/dampstaining scars (not active). Marriages by Moses Marshall; Jacob Taylor, Almanac Maker; Native Americans in Chester County; West Chester Meeting of Friends. 020642 
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24 Bulletins of the Chester County Historical Society, 1899-1900 [Chester County, Pennsylvania] 

West Chester, PA: Chester County Historical Society, 1900. 1st Edition
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. Book 
Light blue wraps, lettered in black. Covers are tanned and show a few small chips along edges. Firm binding, clean interior. [iii],74 pp., portions printed in double-column text. George Washington in Chester County, West Chester taxables 1801, social and domestic customs of 19th century, Moses Marshall, Mason and Dixon Line, centennial history of West Chester, taverns of West Chester, Thomas Cheyney, the American flag and the Battle of Brandywine. 039782 
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25 Centennial History of West Chester State College: One Hundredth Anniversary 1871-1971 
Sturzebecker, Russell L.
West Chester, PA: Self-Published [Printed by Tinicum Press], 1971. First Edition
Softcover 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. 
Stiff color pictorial wraps. Slight shelf wear, light crease to top front corner. Square, uncreased binding, clean interior. xvi,272 pp., illus. 031133 
Price: 20.00 USD
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