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Philadelphia Before You Were Born: Art and Artists of the Philadelphia Press 1892-1903

By: Glantz, Joseph

Price: $14.00

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044286

ISBN: 1456479555

Condition: Very Good


Stiff white wraps, lettered/illus. in black. Mild shelf wear, minor binding lean original to issue. 229 pp., illus. View more info

Pastors and People: German Lutheran and Reformed Churches in the Pennsylvania Field, 1717-1793: Volume II -- The History [Publications of The Pennsylvania German Society, Vol. XV (1981)]

By: Glatfelter, Charles H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Breinigsville, PA, Pennsylvania German Society: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015145

ISBN: 0911122443

Condition: Fine


Vol. 2, of 2, published separately and independently. Ivory buckram, illus. As issued. xix,544 pp., illus. History of German Lutheran and Reformed congregations. Coverage area includes District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, arranged by county. Index. View more info

Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell

By: Golden, Jane, Robin Rice, and Monica Yant Kinney; David Graham and Jack Ramsdale (photographs)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Temple University Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 043929

ISBN: 1566399513

Condition: Fine


Brown 1/4 cloth, tan paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in gold foil. Slight binding lean original to issue, short gift inscription on upper front fixed endsheet. Color pictorial dust jacket shows light shelf wear, now in mylar. 160 pp., illus. w/ color plates. View more info

Christ Church, Philadelphia: The Nation's Church in a Changing City

By: Gough, Deborah Mathias

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1995

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 018889

ISBN: 0812215524

Condition: Near Fine


xxii,425 pp., illus. w/ color frontis., and 8 pp. color plates, b&w plates. One crease along top front edge, slight corner wear. Burial ground plot laid in. View more info

Last Call . . . Remembering My Dad [INSCRIBED]

By: Graham, Big Daddy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Smile Books: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 048718

ISBN: 0972835903

Condition: VG+


INSCRIBED. Stiff pictorial wraps, square format. Minor shelf/handling wear, light soiling to covers, crease to top front cover corner. 70 pp., illus., printed on rectos only (as issued). Inscribed by author on front flyleaf, personalized "To Marty." View more info

The Resurrectionist: A Mystery of Old Philadelphia [SIGNED]

By: Graham, Mark

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Avon: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038181

ISBN: 0380800675

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps. Approx. 1/2" closed tear along top front cover edge neatly mended on verso, otherwise only slightly rubbed edges. Square, uncreased binding, unmarked interior. 311 pp. Text block edges a bit toned by age. Signed by author on main title, full signature, no inscription, with "Autographed Copy" sticker on front cover. Scarce signed copy. View more info

Benjamin Franklin's Library (Printed, 1936, as "The First American Library"): A Short Account of the Library Company of Philadelphia 1731-1931

By: Gray, Austin K.; Owen Wister (fwd.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Company: 1937

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013979

Condition: Very Good


Light blue cloth, lettered in black. xi,80 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Sunned spine panel, slightly chipped at head of spine, a bit rubbed at extremities. Darkened along hinges, otherwise clean interior, firm binding. View more info

Benjamin Franklin's Library (Printed, 1936, as "The First American Library"): A Short Account of the Library Company of Philadelphia 1731-1931

By: Gray, Austin K.; Owen Wister (fwd.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Company: 1937

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 024408

Condition: Very Good


Light blue cloth, lettered in black. xi,80 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Cloth is spotted on portions of both covers and in joints, likely the result of the binding glue reacting to the cloth, otherwise only slight shelf wear. Gift inscription ated 1937 on front flyleaf, illustrated book plate mounted on front pastedown. Solid Near Fine downgraded due to purely cosmetic issues. View more info

Roert Haas: Printing - Calligraphy - Photography

By: Haas, Robert; James Fraser (editor); Hermann Zapf (intro.); Paul Standard (appreciation); Renee Weber (catalogue)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Madison, NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University Library: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIBL0306

Condition: Fine


Pale gray wraps, lettered in black, with two front cover emblems in red. Essentially as issued. 64 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates, some color, including (4) color bank notes tipped in, pp. 36-37. Catalogue to accompany 13 May - 1 Sept. 1984 exhibition by Friends of the Library, Florham-Madison Campus. View more info

Benjamin Franklin and Polly Baker: The History of a Literary Deception

By: Hall, Max

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031396

ISBN: 082295432X

Condition: Fine


Stiff illus. wraps. xiv,198 pp. Slightly rubbed along bottom rear edge, otherwise essentially as issued. View more info

Along Their Merry Way: How the Mummers Strutted Into History [INSCRIBED]

By: Hansberry, Suzanne J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: TimeOut Press: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 044173

ISBN: 0974853720

Condition: Near Fine


INSCRIBED. Stiff pictorial wraps. Covers very slightly soiled, with a small area of rubbing to lower back cover. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. [viii],212 pp., illus. Inscribed by author on main title, full signature, personalized and with salutation "Enjoy the 'strut.'" View more info

John Lewis Krimmel: Genre Artist of the Early Republic

By: Harding, Anneliese

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Winterthur, DE, Winterthur: 1994

Edition: First Collected

Seller ID: 006857

ISBN: 0912724250

Condition: Fine


Light brown cloth. As issued. 268 pp., 358 color + b&w illus. Color illus. dust jacket as issued. View more info

Strange Philadelphia: Stories from the City of Brotherly Love

By: Harry, Lou

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Temple University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 025700

ISBN: 1566393752

Condition: Very Good


Stiff illus. wraps. xiii,224 pp. Modest shelf wear. Square, uncreased binding. View more info

A School's Gateway

By: Herrick, Cheesman A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Girard College Print Shop: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019754

Condition: Near Fine


Wraps, stapled binding. 16 pp. Taped at top front corner, minimal actual wear. Text of address given at Girard College, Philadelphia, on 15 May 1938, about Silliman University, Dumaguete, Island of Negroes in the Philippines, a missionary college established soon after Admiral Dewey captured Manila in 1898, sponsored by Horace B. Silliman of Cohoes, New York. View more info

150th Anniversary Evangelical Lutheran Immanuels Church, Frankford, Philadelphia 1792-1942

By: Herrmann, William F.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Evangelical Lutheran Immanuels Church: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025813

Condition: Very Good


Tan stiff wraps. Modest shelf wear, covers mildly soiled, some rubbing evident along binding. 150th anniversary of Evangelical Lutheran (Immanuel) Church, Frankford, Philadelphia. Historical sketch, membership roll. Unpaginated, approx. [50] pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Text in English and German. View more info

Philadelphia Boyhood: Growing Up in the 1930's

By: Hogan, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Vienna, VA, Holbrook & Kellogg: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 036754

ISBN: 1567260276

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Light shelf/handling wear. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. xiii,177 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Inscribed by author on upper half-title, personalized, full signature, dated 1996. View more info

American Orders & Societies and their Decorations [INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY by Jennings Hood, co-author and Secretary for Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co.]

By: Hood, Jennings, and Charles J. Young

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co.: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Presentation Copy

Seller ID: 034384

Condition: Near Fine


Dark blue leatherette cloth, lettered in gilt. 107 pp., illus. w/ 18 color chromolithographic plates with captioned tissue guards. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, a few light surface marks to cover cloth. Firm binding, clean interior beyond light foxing to some of the plates and/or guards and leaves adjacent to them. Inscribed by co-author Jennings Hood (Secretary for Bailey, Banks & Biddle) on front flyleaf to Mr. and Mrs. William Leverett in a neat calligraphic script. An exceptional copy, scarce, especially when signed/inscribed. View more info

The History of a Church (Dunker) with Comments Featuring The First Church of the Brethren of Philadelphia, Pa. 1813-1943

By: Howe, Roland L.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Privately Printed: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002908

Condition: Near Fine


Black pebbled cloth, spine panel lettered in gilt. Minimally ex-library with a few stamps and handwritten call number on lower spine, but virtually no wear, solid Near Fine with firm binding and clean interior. Possibly rebound, very durable binding. 706 pp., illus. View more info

Greater Philadelphia: Into the Future

By: Hulin-Salkin, Belinda

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chatsworth, CA, Windsor Publications: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002993

ISBN: 0897813871

Condition: Fine


Light brown cloth, lettered in gold foil. Very nearly as issued. Very slightly rubbed along bottom edge, slight shelf wear to dust jacket. 272 pp., illus. w/ color plates. View more info

The Philadephia Big 5: Great Moments in Philadelphia's Storied College Basketball History

By: Hunt, Donald; Jack Ramsay (intro.); John Nash (pref.)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Champaign, IL, Sagamore Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 043836

ISBN: 157167070X

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. x,208 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Slight shelf wear, red spine lettering a bit sunned, otherwise nearly as issued, with square, uncreased binding, clean interior. View more info

The Master Builders: A History of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania (Volume I: 1731-1873)

By: Huss, Wayne A.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Grand Lodge F.& A.M. of Pennsylvania: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025558

ISBN: 0961731001

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. 327 pp., illus. Slightly cocked binding, virtually as issued. Dust jacket a bit foxed, with slight loss at one corner, now in archival mylar. View more info

Sonnets and Strays [SIGNED COPY]

By: Jack, William Shaffer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Westbrook Publishing Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011282

Condition: Near Fine


Burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Cloth is a bit flecked along top edge only, else slightly rubbed at extremities. Inscribed to Myrtle D. Brubaker and signed by author on inscription page opposite Foreword. 72 pp. Original plain brown paper wrap is partial along spine panel but present. Author was associated with the University of Pennsylvania. View more info

Iconography of Philadelphia

By: Jackson, Joseph

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Privately Printed: 1934

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 027351

Condition: Near Fine


Blue paper covered boards, lettered in white, with b&w front cover pastedown illus. Only slight shelf wear, with slightly age-toned spine panel, though most of white infill of blind-stamped front cover lettering has rubbed away. Limited, annual holiday keepsake by Edna G. and Harold H. Kynett. 26 pp., illus. in b&w. Scarce. View more info

Cradle of Culture: The Philadelphia Stage 1800-1810

By: James, Reese Davis

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012273

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, light shelf wear, a few light soil marks. 156 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Former owner book plate on front pastedown. View more info

The Provincial and Revolutionary History of St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia 1753-1783 b/w George Washington, St. Peter's and the Episcopal Church

By: Jefferys, C. P. B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, St. Peter's Church/Washington Bicentennial Committee of St. Peter's Church: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019640

Condition: Near Fine


Original edition, rebound in olive buckram, lettered in gilt (not ex-library). No title page (as issued?), with title and author provided at top of p. 1. Main text is 104 pp., the second article (following) approx. 24 pp. (unpaginated), illus. w/ 9 b&w plates. Light shelf wear. Clean interior, firm binding. Scarce. View more info