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Title:   A General History and Description of Townships and Township Lines, Within that Portion of the County of Lancaster, Which was, in the Year 1785, Set Off to Dauphin.Subsequently Taken from Dauphin.and Assigned to.Lebanon.Down to 1848 [Halifax Twp.]

Binding:   Hard Cover

Book Condition:   Very Good

Jacket Condition:   N/A

Edition:   First Edition

Size:   Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Publisher:   Not Indicated Not Indicated 1848

Seller ID:   009170

History of Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin Counties, Pennsylvania, touching also on York, Cumberland, Berks, Schuylkill, and Northumberland Counties, specifically providing the township, borough, and county boundary descriptions in the period between 1729 and 1848, during which time Dauphin County was formed from portions of Lancaster County and Lebanon County formed from portions of Dauphin and Lancaster. Brown 1/4 leather, mottled paper over boards, with "Halifax Township" (possibly indicating former Township ownership) gilt on leather label on front panel. Leather is chipped with some loss at both spine extremities; board edges and corners are rubbed. Former ownership inscription of W. J. Daniel, Elizabethville, Dauphin Co., PA" on front pastedown (dated 1915). Front endpapers show soiling and a stain that bleeds through lightly onto the first plate. 14 pp. + index, illus. w/ 6 hand-colored plates (No. 1 shows approx. 1" square of loss to blank portion of page). Interior shows occasional light soiling, with a dime-sized soil mark on the top edge of each leaf, near the binding gutter. No publisher information provided, though contents indicate publication date in or about 1848. Contents: Derry (1729), Peshtank Twp. (1729), Lebanon Twp. (1729), Hanover Twp. (1739), Bethel Twp. (1739), Berks County (1752), Heidleburg Twp. (1757), Upper Paxton Twp. (1767), Londonderry Twp. (1768), Division of Hanover into East and West Hanover (1785), York, Cumberland and Northumberland Counties, Dauphin County, Middle Paxton Township (1787), Harrisburg Borough (1791), Annville Twp. (1799), Swatara Twp. (1799), Halifax Twp. (1804), Lykens Twp. (1810), Lebanon County (1813), Susquehanna Twp. (1815), Schuylkill County, Mifflin Twp. (1819), Rush Twp. (1820), Derry and Londonderry Twp. as Re-formed (1826), Jackson Twp. (1828), Lower Swatara Twp. (1840), Wisconisco Twp. (1840), South and East Hanover Twps. out of West Hanover (1842), Jefferson Twp. (1842), Washington Twp. (1846). Plate No. I: Peshtank, Derry, Lebanon Twps; No. II: Paxton, West Hanover, East Hanover, Bethel, Heidelburg, Lebanon, Londonderry, Derry Twps.; No. III: Upper Paxton, Lykens, Halifax, Middle Paxton Twps. (to 1810); No. IV: Swatara, Annville Twps. (1785-1813); No. V: Susquehanna, Lower Paxton, West Hanover, East Hanover, South Hanover, Derry, Londonderry, Lower Swatara, and Swatara Twps. (1848); No. VI: Mifflin, Washington, Wisconisco, Jackson, Jefferson, Rush Twps. (to 1848). Overall, exterior rates G-VG, with interior (excepting the one damaged plate, noted above) VG+ to Near Fine. Extremely scarce.

PLATE NO. I: PESHTANK, DERRY, LEBANON TWPS; II: PAXTON, WEST HANOVER, EAST BETHEL, HEIDELBURG, LEBANON, LONDONDERRY, DERRY TWPS.; III: UPPER LYKENS, HALIFAX, MIDDLE PAXTON TWPS. (TO 1810); IV: SWATARA, ANNVILLE (1785-1813); V: SUSQUEHANNA, LOWER SOUTH AND



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