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Valley Forge Yesterday and Today

By: Heaton, Ronald E.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Norristown, PA, Self-Published: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002042

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial glossy covers. Booklet, 48 pp., illus. Light wear to edges. View more info

A Short Historical Sketch of the Old Merion Meeting House, Merion, Pennsylvania

By: Hires, Charles E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Merion, PA, Merion Meeting House: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019639

Condition: 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. View more info

Church Record, St. Matthew's Reformed Church, now United Church of Christ, West Vincent Township, Chester County, Founded in 1833

By: Hollenbach, Raymond E. (compiler)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Royersford, PA, Unpublished:

Edition: Unpublished

Seller ID: 020211

Condition: Near Fine


Photocopied typescript, 8.5" x 11", laid in pamphlet binder. [ii],33,[6],[8] pp., printed on rectos only. Transcription of by-laws, records and resolutions, baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations and new members from founding in 1833 through about 1881. At rear are photocopies of (2) anniversary programs with historical information about the church and congregation, including a 1979 homecoming program. View more info

Church Record, St. Matthew's Reformed Church, now United Church of Christ, West Vincent Township, Chester County, Founded in 1833

By: Hollenbach, Raymond E. (compiler)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Royersford, PA, Unpublished:

Edition: Unpublished

Seller ID: 020212

Condition: Near Fine


Photocopied typescript, 8.5" x 11", bound in pamphlet binder. [ii],33,[6],[8] pp., printed on rectos only. Transcription of by-laws, records and resolutions, baptisms, marriages, deaths, confirmations and new members from founding in 1833 through about 1881. Also included are photocopies of (2) anniversary programs with historical information about the church and congregation, including a 1979 homecoming program. View more info

Brandywine [INSCRIBED]

By: Humphrey, Elizabeth, and Michael Kahn

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Wilmington, DE, Jared Co.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 022361

ISBN: 0898025648

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

The Hunsbergers: A Portion of the Genealogical History of A Few Swiss Hunspergers (Also Spelled Huntsberger, Honsberger, Huntzberger)

By: Hunsberger, George S. (compiler/editor

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Germantown, NY, Self-Published: 1969

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013549

Condition: Near Fine


Originally issued in 1941, republished here with new material. Dark blue cloth, lettered in gold foil. Very slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. No. 691 of an edition limited to 1000 copies (limitation stamp on front pastedown). xxix,1015 pp., illus. Surname originally of Swiss extraction, variously associated with Dauphin County, Canada, Philadelphia, Chester County, and Franconia area of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. View more info

Valley Forge: Pinnacle of Courage

By: Jackson, John W.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Gettysburg, PA, Thomas Publications: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046590

ISBN: 0939631601

Condition: VG+


Black color illus. wraps. Mild rubbing to edges, a bit of handling wear. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. xv,331 pp., illus., maps. View more info

The History of Joanna Furnace, 1791-1999: The History of a Berks County, Pennsylvania, Charcoal Iron Furnace [SIGNED]

By: Jacob, Suzanne Fellman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Geigertown, PA, Hay Creek Valley Historical Association: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 037423

ISBN: 1883294894

Condition: Fine


Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Slight binding lean original to issue. Color pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. xiv,360 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs, endpaper maps. Signed by author on main title, full signature, no inscription or date. Scarce in any form, especially signed. View more info

The Potters and Potteries of Chester County, Pennsylvania [SIGNED/NUMBERED]

By: James, Arthur E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Exton, PA, Schiffer Publishing Co.: 1978

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 039865

ISBN: 0916838188

Condition: Fine


Brown pebbled leatherette, gilt stamped. Very slight foxing along text block edges, essentially as issued. 208 pp. Signed and numbered (#51) copy of a limited edition, 1st thus, orig. issued 1947. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title pg. Potters and potteries surveyed here include Schofield, Silknitter, Davis, Vickers, Valentine, Coates, Brosius, Cope, Hutchison, Grier, Mount Jordan, Ross, Brown, Heebner, Benner, Rogers, High, Rhoades, Phoenixville, Uwchlan, Kersey, Hoopes, Smedley, West Chester, Westtown, James, Pusey, Cassell, Keystone, Esbin, etc. Locations include Coatesville, Londonderry, Lionville,... View more info

The Blossoming of a Dream: A Love Story [Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens]

By: Kennedy, Marjorie Epps, and Harold E. Sweetman

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 047037

ISBN: B076PXGK9R

Condition: As New


Color pictorial boards. Brand new, as issued. 96 pp., illus. in color, b&w. Oblong format. View more info

Hopewell Village National Historic Site, Pennsylvania

By: Kurjack, Dennis C.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., National Park Service: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001972

Condition: Very Good


NPS Historical Handbook Series No. 8. 44 pp., illus. Stained covers with former owner signature at top of front cover. Clean interior. 1975 printing. View more info

Hopewell Village National Historic Site, Pennsylvania

By: Kurjack, Dennis C.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., National Park Service: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001973

Condition: Near Fine


NPS Historical Handbook Series No. 8. 44 pp., illus. Lighty soiled wraps, modest shelf wear. Clean interior. 1961 printing. View more info

Hopewell Village National Historic Site, Pennsylvania

By: Kurjack, Dennis C.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., National Park Service: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020779

Condition: Near Fine


NPS Historical Handbook Series No. 8. 44 pp., illus. Lighty soiled wraps, slight shelf wear. Clean interior. 1961 printing. View more info

Hopewell Village National Historic Site, Pennsylvania

By: Kurjack, Dennis C.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., National Park Service: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020780

Condition: Near Fine


NPS Historical Handbook Series No. 8. 44 pp., illus. Lighty soiled wraps, slight shelf wear. Clean interior. 1961 printing. View more info

Brandywine River Museum

By: Laird, Lucinda C.; Catherine E. Hutchins (editor)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Chadds Ford, VA, Brandywine River Museum: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038935

Condition: Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps. Light crease to top front corner, otherwise as issued. 48 pp., illus. w/ color photographs. View more info

Records of the Courts of Chester County, Pennsylvania/Orphan Court Minutes/Records of Orphans Court for Chester County, Pennsylvania - Vol. 2: 1697-1710; Vol. 3: 1716-1730, 1732-1734; Vol. 4: 1734-1746/7; Vols. 5 & 6: 1747-1761

By: Lapp, Dorothy B., and Frances B. Dunlap (transcriptions)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Danboro and West Chester, PA, Richard T. and Mildred C. Williams for Chester County Historical Society: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041972

Condition: VG+


Five (5) volumes in four bindings (Vols. 5 & 6 combined), spiral-bound, in stiff (2) gray, (3) tan, (4) black, and (5-6) dark blue wraps. Published 1972-75. Vol. 2 shows 1/4" deep crescent of loss along fore-edge of front cover and first 5 leaves, no text affected, all volumes otherwise showing only minor handling wear, with a few scattered internal underlinings and notations. [iii],211,43 + [iii],151 + [iii],204 + [iii],201,42 pp. View more info

The Forgers of Coventryville, Knauertown, St. Peter's, Warwick [Warwick and South Coventry Twps., Chester County, PA]

By: Loomis, Betty K., and Ada P. Philips (compilers)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Warwick School: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046139

ISBN: B000VAG4UE

Condition: Good


Spiral-bound, stiff illus. wraps. Front cover soiled/dampstained, with short closed tear along bottom edge. Title page lightly soiled, interior otherwise intact. 52 pp., illus. w/ photographs. Exceptionally scarce compilation of information on the historic forges in the Coventry section of northern Chester County, near the Berks border. View more info

The Forgers of Coventryville, Knauertown, St. Peter's, Warwick [Warwick and South Coventry Twps., Chester County, PA]

By: Loomis, Betty K., and Ada P. Philips (compilers)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Warwick School: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 048904

ISBN: B000VAG4UE

Condition: Fine


Spiral-bound, stiff illus. wraps. Small stain at bottom front corner, otherwise as issued. 52 pp., illus. w/ photographs. Exceptionally scarce compilation of information on the historic forges in the Coventry section of northern Chester County, near the Berks border. View more info

Side Lights on the Bench and Bar of Chester County

By: MacElree, Wilmer Worthington

Price: $85.00

Publisher: West Chester, Chester Co., PA, Self-Published: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002805

Condition: Near Fine


Brown cloth, embossed patriot device, gilt spine lettering, gilt top, deckled edges. Modestly rubbed at corners and extrems. Firm binding, clean interior. Signed by author on title pg. A bit more obscure than McElree's titles on the Brandywine Valley and River. View more info

Down the Eastern and Up the Black Brandywine

By: MacElree, Wilmer Worthington

Price: $75.00

Publisher: West Chester, Chester Co., PA, Self-Published: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002845

Condition: Very Good


Rebound in brown library cloth showing light spotting to portions of cloth, gilt lettering. Ex-library copy shows only very slight wear in rebound state, though all plates show perforation stamps. Else fully intact interior, firm binding. Scarce. Deaccessioned from Merchantile Library (Philadelphia), bearing former owner address label of Amos Long, Jr., author of "The Pennsylvania German Family Farm." View more info

Idyls of the Old South Ward [SIGNED]

By: McDonough, John E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chester, PA, Chester Times: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007135

Condition: Near Fine


Dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight shelf wear, minor scratch on lower front cover, mildly toned text block edges. Former owner bookplate on front pastedown, designed by Gayle Hoskins. Gift inscription on front flyleaf. Signed by author below b&w frontis. portrait. 355 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Stated 1st edition. View more info

Idyls of the Old South Ward [SIGNED]

By: McDonough, John E.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Chester, PA, Chester Times: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003797

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth, gilt lettering. Slight lean. Cloth shows moderate soiling over portions of front panel, with somewhat toned back strip. Interior clean, also a bit toned. Top board shows a light crease evident through cloth, with lower front pastedown showing closed tear. Signed by author on frontis. portrait, dated July 1935. View more info

Battle of Paoli [SIGNED]

By: McGuire, Thomas J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 041803

ISBN: 0811701980

Condition: Fine


SIGNED. Brown 1/4 cloth, pale orange paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. xviii,270 pp. Color illus. dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. Signed by author on page opposite main title, full signature with generic "With best wishes" inscription. View more info

Battle of Paoli [SIGNED]

By: McGuire, Thomas J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 044257

ISBN: 0811701980

Condition: Fine


SIGNED. Brown 1/4 cloth, pale orange paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. xviii,270 pp. 3rd ptg. Color illus. dust jacket shows 1/4" closed tear at head of front joint, otherwise as issued, now in mylar. Signed by author on page opposite main title, full signature, personalized. View more info

Battle of Paoli

By: McGuire, Thomas J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044259

ISBN: 0811701980

Condition: VG+


Brown 1/4 cloth, pale orange paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Two gift inscriptions occupy most of front flyleaf, library stamp on lower main title, otherwise unmarked and essentially as issued. xviii,270 pp. 1st ptg., complete number line. Color illus. dust jacket shows minor surface wear, 1/2" closed tear at lower front flap fold, minor rubbing to corners, now in mylar. View more info