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The Washington Memorial Chapel - Washington Bi-Centennial 1732-1932

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Valley Forge, PA, Valley Forge Historical Society: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038688

Condition: Very Good


Booklet, tan illus. wraps, oblong format. Covers somewhat toned by age with a few spots, mild handling wear. Light dampstaining along fore-edges and corners of the final few leaves. 108 pp., illus., many local ads. Photographs and history of the chapel, listings of communicants, burials, marriages (annual report), Roll of Honor w/ alphabetical listing of patrons. Scarce. View more info

Bulletins of the Chester County Historical Society, 1899-1900 [Chester County, Pennsylvania]

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: West Chester, PA, Chester County Historical Society: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 039782

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Proceedings on the Occasion of the Dedication of the Monument on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Paoli Massacre, in Chester County, Pa., September 20, 1877

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: West Chester, PA, F. S. Hickman, Steam-Power Printer: 1877

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: RS361

Condition: Very Good


Brown-burgundy pebbled cloth, lettered in gilt. Modest surface rubbing to both covers, rubbed along spine panel with crown a bit tattered, minor exposure to top corners. Former owner's signature and address inscription in pencil (dated 1893) on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. 78 pp., rear folding map (closed tear across one panel). Contents a bit toned. View more info

West Chester . . . Past and Present: Centennial Souvenir with Celebration Proceedings

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: West Chester, PA, West Chester Daily Local News: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 043874

ISBN: B001O844SQ

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. First edition. Mild surface rubbing to covers, rubbed with some exposure at corners and mild fraying to spine extremities. Vintage news clipping tipped inside front cover, with offsetting to fixed endsheet, also some offsetting to rear endsheets from removed news cliipping. Front hinge separated but firm. Modest chipping/dampstaining along fore-edge of the first several leaves, text block edges dulled throughout. 168,111 pp. (two separately paginated volumes in one binding), illus., maps, city directory, etc. View more info

Wills of Chester County, Pennsylvania 1713-1748 Based on the Abstracts of Jacob Martin

By: N/A

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Westminster, MD, Family Line Publications: 1998

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 044124

ISBN: B0006P1BFM

Condition: Fine


Light green laminated wraps, lettered in black. [iii],185 pp. As issued. View more info

Bishop White's Private Marriages 1801-1836

By: Adams, Harry C. (transcriber)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Doylestown, PA, Bucks County Genealogical Society: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 020157

Condition: 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. View more info

Chester County Post Card Album II: 1900-1930 [#1369/3500]

By: Baldwin, William C., and Paul A. Rodebaugh

Price: $20.00

Publisher: West Chester, PA, Havertown Printing Co.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026043

Condition: VG+


Dark red leatherette, tinted front cover tip-on post card illus., lettered in gold foil. Very slightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, presents otherwise as issued. Gift inscription (from author? "Bill and Fay") on front pastedown, dated Christmas 1986. Apparent moisture exposure has resulted in a mild wrinkling/waviness to the bottom text block corner through about the first third to half of the volume, a minor cosmetic issue, no actual dampstaining, no paper adhesion, etc. No. 1369 of an edition limited to 3,500 copies. View more info

Chester County Post Card Album II: 1900-1930 [#1777/3500]

By: Baldwin, William C., and Paul A. Rodebaugh

Price: $25.00

Publisher: West Chester, PA, Havertown Printing Co.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036573

Condition: Near Fine


Dark red leatherette, tinted front cover tip-on post card illus., lettered in gold foil. Exterior presents essentially as issued; internally, both hinges are toned, otherwise unmarked. No. 1777 of an edition limited to 3,500 copies. View more info

Forty Years of Days [SIGNED]

By: Ball, Berenice M.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: West Chester, PA, The Chester County Day Committee of the Women's Auxiliary, Chester County Hospital: 1980

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002817

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, limited to 4000 copies, this #1023, signed by author. Dark green cloth, gilt decoration. Dust jacket lightly soiled, rubbed a bit along top edge, now protected in Brodart sleeve. West Chester and environs. View more info

Forty Years of Days [SIGNED]

By: Ball, Berenice M.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: West Chester, PA, The Chester County Day Committee of the Women's Auxiliary, Chester County Hospital: 1980

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017142

Condition: Fine


First edition, limited to 4000 copies, this #1627, signed by author. Dark green cloth, gilt decoration. Dust jacket lightly soiled, now protected in Brodart sleeve. West Chester and environs. View more info

Chester County and Its Day [SIGNED]

By: Ball, Berenice M.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: West Chester, Chester Co., PA, The Chester County Day Committee of the Women's Auxiliary, Chester County Hospital: 1970

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017143

Condition: Near Fine


#159 of an edition limited to 3000 copies, signed by author. Red cloth, gilt cover device, slight lean, else as issued. Dust jacket modestly soiled in places and a bit puckered at upper front panel, with tape repair along front joint, now in mylar. View more info

Sane-Maru and Sinobu; or, The Story of the Napkin (The Romeo and Juliet of Japan)

By: Barr, Martin W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Elwyn, PA, Elwyn Boys Printers/Pennsylvania Training School: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018924

Condition: VG+


Gray stiff paper wraps, black cord binding, illus. front cover. Modestly soiled covers, chipped top front corner. [vii],39 pp., illus. w/ multi-colored initial letters filled in by hand, 5 plates with tissue guards. Undated, but with Preface dated Dec. 1908, hence ca. 1909 publication. Printed (by the students?) at the Elwyn School, Middletown Twp., Delaware County, PA, once known as the "Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-minded Children," today, and a bit more politically correctly, as the Elwyn Institute, the second oldest care facility for the mentally disabled in the U.S. Qui... View more info

Bavingtons - The Last 300 Years: A Brief Family History Together with Information About Other Ancestors [#12, w/ TLS from Author]

By: Bavington, Robert F.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 032823

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

Adventures in the Pen Trade

By: Best, Hugh

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, Gateway Press for the Author: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 039040

ISBN: 0966821300

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

Unknown Terrain: The Landscapes of Andrew Wyeth

By: Beth Venn; Andrew Wyeth; Adam D. Weinberg; Michael G. Kammen

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Whitney Museum of Art/Harry N. Abrams: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 048845

ISBN: 0874271169

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps, oblong format. Very slight shelf wear with slight rubbing to bottom rear corner, otherwise nearly as issued. Minor black ink mark inside front cover. 224 pp., 162 plates, addt'l illus. in text. View more info

A Sketch of Owen Biddle in which is Added a Short Account of the Parke Family together with a List of his Descendants

By: Biddle, Henry D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Privately Printed: 1926

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 020551

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Chester County: A Photographic Journey

By: Biggs, Mike (photographs); Quillman, Catherine (text)

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Wilmington, DE, The Jared Co./Miller Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034762

ISBN: 089802692X

Condition: Fine


Brown buckram, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Color pictorial dust jacket shows light shelf wear, now in archival mylar. 224 p., fully illus. w/ color photographs. View more info

History of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of East Pennsylvania, with Brief Sketches of its Congregations, Published.In Commemoration of its Semi-Centennial Anniversary 1842-1892

By: Boner, Henry S., Charles E. Hay, and M. Coover (Committee, pref.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Evangelical Lutheran Synod of East Pennsylvania/Lutheran Publication Office: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020067

Condition: Good


Gold cloth, decorated in black, lettered in gilt, bevelled edges. Considerable shelf/handling wear, but complete and essentially intact. Cloth is flecked on portions of both covers and spine, with exposure at one corner. Repaired hinges, binding reasonably firm. 383 pp., illus. w/ reproductions of engravings, both in text and full page plates. Text block edges dulled by age, interior with light scattered soiling. Acceptable reference copy. Original edition, not a modern-era facsimile. View more info

Drums [#192/525, SIGNED by Author and Illustrator]

By: Boyd, James

Price: $495.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1928

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author and Artist

Seller ID: 048827

ISBN: B004BQ64OU

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED LIMITED. Orange cloth, front cover color pastedown illus., deckled text block edges. Illus. shows a few minor surface scratches, cloth mildly flecked along lower front joint, with toned spine panel, some soiling to back cover. Firm binding, intact hinges. 409 pp., illus. w/ color plates. Most of the plates show foxing in margins and to adjacent pages. No. 192 of an edition limited to 525 copies, hand-numbered and signed on limitation page (preceding half-title) by Boyd and Wyeth; the "2" in "192" is somewhat smeared, but both signatures are nicely intact. View more info

Old Caln Meeting House: Its Story

By: Brown, Francis G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Caln/Thorndale, PA, Old Caln Historical Society: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 037389

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Slight handling wear, nearly as issued. xvii,82 pp., illus. View more info

Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania Land Records - Volume 1: 1681-1730; Volume 2: 1729-1745; Volume 3: 1745-1753; Volume 4: 1753-1758 [Complete]

By: Bryant, Carol

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Westminster, MD, Willow Bend Books: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038657

ISBN: 1585494496

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Brandywine [Rivers of America]

By: Canby, Henry Seidel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Exton, PA, Schiffer Ltd.: 1969

Seller ID: 009885

ISBN: 0916838064

Condition: Fine


Green cloth, lettered in gold foil. xi,285 pp., illus. endpapers, illus. Very slightly foxed text block edges, else as issued. Dust jacket shows light shelf/edge wear. Facsimile reprint of the original 1941 edition. View more info

Chester County (Pennsylvania) Bibliography

By: Carlson, Robert E., with Marjorie J. Carlson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Kennett Square, PA, KNA Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015663

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth, lettered in gold foil. Very slight spotting to text block edges, else as issued. Institutional stamp on front pastedown, otherwise unmarked. xvi,289 pp. Limited numbered edition, this copy out of series. 3,866 entries documenting Chester County imprints and history. View more info

West Chester [Images of America] [West Chester, Pennsylvania] [INSCRIBED]

By: Carson-Gentry, Martha, and Paul Rodenbaugh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charleston, SC, Arcadia Publishing: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 046574

ISBN: 0752408658

Condition: Very Good


INSCRIBED. Stiff pictorial wraps. A few light creases to front cover, a few minor surface marks to back cover. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. 128 pp., illus. 1st ptg. Inscribed by lead author Carson-Gentry on lower main title, signed as "Martha," with accompanying inscription to an unnamed friend. View more info

The Rose Tree Families [#777/1,000, SIGNED]

By: Carter, Jane Levis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Kennett Square, PA, KNA Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024402

Condition: Near Fine


Tan color illus. wraps. Mild binding lean, covers lightly toned. viii,112 pp., illus. No. 777 of an edition limited to 1,000 copies, hand-numbered and signed by author. 1st edition: Nov. 1984. View more info