Reading's Volunteer Fire Department: Its History and Traditions


Dark red cloth, black lettering. Slight shelf wear, slightly toned endsheets with former owner's signature on front pastedown, otherwise nearly as issued. [viii],263 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs; rear map present, taped to rear pastedown and showing tape repair to a closed tear. Scarce color illus. dust jacket shows some rubbing along edges with a few small chips and closed tears, 1/4" strip of loss extending 2 1/2" along a portion of top front edge wrapping onto head of spine, some toning to spine and rear panels, now in mylar. General department history followed by individual department histories of Rainbow, Junior, Reading Hose, Neversink, Friendship Steam Fire Engine, Liberty, Washington, Keystone Hook & Ladder, Hampden, Marion Hose & Steam, Riverside, Schuylkill, Union, Oakbrook, Firemen's Associations, private organizations, present facilities and equipment, fire prevention, economic aspects, Reading's major fires, several appendices. Bibliography. Scarce.

Title: Reading's Volunteer Fire Department: Its History and Traditions

Author Name: Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Walter S. Frees (fwd.); Paul Comly French (pref.)

Categories: Pennsylvania: Berks County,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, William Penn Association: 1938

ISBN Number: B00411AT5A

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Good-VG

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Seller ID: 036812

Keywords: READING BERKS COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA FIRE COMPANY DEPARTMENT RAINBOW, JUNIOR, HOSE, NEVERSINK, FRIENDSHIP STEAM ENGINE, LIBERTY, WASHINGTON, KEYSTONE HOOK & LADDER, HAMPDEN, MARION HOSE STEAM, RIVERSIDE, SCHUYLKILL, UNION, OAKBROOK,