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1 Betton, Thomas F. Address Delivered before the Philadelphia County Medical Society, December 13. 1854
Philadelphia T. K. & P. G. Collins 1854 First Edition Paperback Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 18 pages; 1854 T. K. & P. G. Collins, Philadelphia. Pamphlet length publication of 18 pages is disbound, presumably once having been bound together with other short works. Retains title page. Light damp stain soiling in a pair of crescents along the top edge of the pages. Good only 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Bi-Centennial Committee & F. Gutekunst (Engravings) Men Of America; A Biographical Album Of The City Government Of Philadelphia In the Bi-Centennial Year
Philadelphia, PA The American Biographical Publishing Company 1883 First Edition Leather Good+ 
Phototype engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 208 pages; Stout large format 4to HC in original full brown morocco with decorative detailing in blind and title lettering tooled in gilt to cover and spine. All edges gilt; five raised bands to spine. Printed on heavy grade paper; lavishly illustrated with tissue guarded phototype engravings. Several signatures sprung or detached from cords and jutting at front edge. Board hinges sound but binding is broken between title and frontis pages. Contents very neat but with an internal break in the binding and a few signatures detached. G++ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Bowden, Mark Road Work; Among Tyrants, Beasts, Heroes, and Rogues
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2004 087113876X / 9780871138767 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 467 pages; 1st printing. Signed by Bowden on the title page. Tightly bound, unread copy in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with just a whisper of shelf evidence base of spine. Essentially as new. F/NF; Signed by Author 
Price: 22.50 USD
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4 Brandt, Harry Christopher Sower and Son; The Story of Two Pioneers in American Printing
Elgin, IL Brethren Publishing House 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 135 pages; HC/DJ Snugly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. Publisher's original red cloth is unlettered at spine, as issued. Jacket lightly crimped at spine ends. General slight storage rub to covers. Mild mottling to the cloth along the lower edges of the boards - but no other cosmetic flaws. Illustrated with B/W photographs and maps. Uncommon in dust jacket. VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Buyers' Blue Book Co Philadelphia and Surrounding Territory Classified Business Directory 1931 [Including Baltimore and Atlantic City]
Philadelphia Buyers' Blue Book Co 1931 Hardcover Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 452 pages; Commercial business [and phone] directory for Philadelphia with added sections on Baltimore and Atlantic City. 293; 128; 81 pp. Includes some commercial ads. Gilt a little dulled at spine; some light foxing to front edge of page block. Small ink stamp ownership of a law firm to the front endpage. VG ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Clemens, Thomas E East Germantown, A New Name for Ancient Villages
Germantown PA Thomas Clemens (Self-Published) 1936 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 63 pages; Original edition soundly bound in textured card stock wraps with saddle stapled binding. Light shelf rub to cover at edges. Prior ownership ink stamp to a blank area of the title page - of the Pennsylvania Dutch Folklore Center at F&M College in Lancaster PA. Contents bright and clean. An anecdotal history of East Germantown, Philadelphia PA. VG copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Contosta, David R. & Illustrated A Venture In Faith; The Church of St. Martin-In-The-Fields 1889-1989 Chestnut Hill/Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Chestnut Hill / Philadelphia The Church of St. Martin-In-The-Fields 1988 Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; HC in red cloth with title lettering and illustration brightly in gilt. Tightly bound and neat. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Solid unmarked copy feels and appears about as new. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Conyngham, David Hayfield & Horace Edwin Hayden (Intro & Notes) The Reminiscences Of David Hayfield Conyngham, 1750-1834
[Wilkes-Barre, PA.] Wyoming Historical and Geological Society 1904 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
1904; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; [1904] Extracted from the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society, proceedings and collections, v. 8. Pg 181 - 293. Cased in heavy brown cloth (mid 20th century) for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Printed on laid paper; illustrated with plates, portraits and views. Society bookplate to front pastedown. Text fresh and unmarked. Library binding with blocked gilt lettering and call # to spine. Well preserved original printing recased. VG thus 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Cooledge, Harold N., Jr. Samuel Sloan; Architect of Philadelphia, 1815-1884
Philadelphia, PA University of Pennsylvania Press 1986 0812280032 / 9780812280036 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 262 pages; Bright, tight and fresh in near immaculate dust jacket. No marks. Short closed tear top edge of the front jacket panel. Illustrated with B&W photographs. A sharp copy. F/NF. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Develin, Dora Harvey Some Historical Spots in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Fernwood PA Eastland Publishing 1907 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 57 pages; Soundly bound in original blue cloth with title lettering in gilt to cover and decorative rules in blind. Light ex-library evidence with surface scar from bookplate removal from front pastedown and a few small inconspicuous blind stamps to the base of a few pages. Light shelf rubbing to cloth at spine ends and tips. Illustrated with b&w photos. Uncommon. G++ 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Donaghy, Thomas J. Conceived in Crisis; A History of La Salle College, 1863 - 1965
Philadelphia La Salle College 1966 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 219 pages; Bright, snug and very neart in original pictorial dust jacket with light handling rub and several short closed tears at edges. NF/VG+ 
Price: 29.50 USD
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12 Feldberg, Michael The Philadelphia Riots of 1844; A Study of Ethnic Conflict
Westport, CT Greenwood Press 1975 0837178762 / 9780837178769 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 209 pages; HC is snug and solid in original blue cloth with title-lettering in silver to front cover and spine. A spot of superficial shelf soiling to rear cover. Small numeral notation penned neatly in tiny script to front endpaper. Illustrated with B/W maps. Issued without dust jacket. NF 
Price: 59.00 USD
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13 Foster, Jeremiah J. An Authentic Report of the Testimony in a Cause At Issue in the Court of Chancery Of the State of New Jersey, between Thomas L. Shotwell, Complainant, and Joseph Hendrickson and Stacy Decow, Defendants. Volume II.
Philadelphia J. Harding, Printer 1831 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 504 pages; Vol II only (of 2). Soundly bound in original cloth backed, drab paper covered boards. Prior ownership of prominent Philadelphia Quaker and steel industrialist, Solomon Lukens, to the 2nd front endpage. Boards a bit edge rubbed and surface soiled. Contents foxed and toned. Good only thus; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Huston, McCready The Saving Grace
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages; 1st printing. Snugly bound and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front flyleaf, dated Philadelphia, 1954. Dust jacket missing a 2 inch piece from the tail of the spine with a pair of long closed tears to the rear panel extending from the chip area. Cloth sunned and lightly toned to the area exposed by the missing chip from the jacket. Front flap of the jacket price clipped. Prior owner name penned neatly to the front endpage underneath the front flap. Snugly bound and very neat in light to moderately worn dust jacket. Scarce, especially in signed copies. VG+/G++ ; Signed by Author 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15 MacElree, Wilmer W. Down the Eastern and Up the Black Brandywine
West Chester PA (Published by the Author), F. S. Hickman, Printer, West Chester, PA: 1912. 1912 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Woodcuts; photo plates and facsimile manuscript; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 176 pages; [SIGNED] 1912 by the author; printed by F. S. Hickman. 2nd edition. Oversize hardcover in original heavy red cloth with title lettering in gilt to cover and spine. Top edge gilt. Signed by the author on the blank second free endpage and dated 1918. Snugly bound with bright, clean and fresh contents. Cloth rubbed and a little stressed at spine ends; corners bumped and lightly bruised with some light distress to the cloth. Several small spots of soiling to the boards and light shelf rub to cloth over the spine edges. Cloth at spine moderatley sunned and faded. Extensively illustrated with woodcuts in-text, including small maps, facsimile manuscript, and drawings. Numerous half-tone photo views on glossy stock. Externals with moderate shelf/storage wear but with contents snugly bound and very neat. G++ to VG- ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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16 Miers, Earl Schenck & Fritz Kredel (Cover Art) Golden Slippers; The Story of Philadelphia and its Mummers' Parade: Curtis Paper Company Annual #13
Newark DE for the Curtis Paper Company By the Spiral Press 1966 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 26 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Miller, William Otto Songs of the University of Pennsylvania
New York Hinds & Noble 1909 Second Revised Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Frontis; red & black pictorial title p; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 116 pages; Oversize HC is snugly bound in ribbed, dark blue cloth with bevelled edges. Upper board embellished with gilt ruled border and title design in red and gilt. Spine unlettered, as issued. Illustrated with tissue guarded frontis drawing of a "Penn Girl" - pictorial title page in red and black. Musical notation throughout. Just a whisper of shelf evidence to cloth at corners. NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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18 Morley, Christopher & Frank H. Taylor (Illust. ) Travels in Philadelphia
Philadelphia David McKay 1920 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 264 pages; 1st edition. Soundly bound in original dark green cloth with pictorial title design brightly in gilt. Uncommon original dust jacketis tatty at edges with shallow chipping and short edge tearing. Jacket had been torn vertically the length of the spine but was mended with very old paper tape repairs to the black reverse of the jacket. Light foxing to first and last several leaves. Prior ownership dated 1920 penned neatly to front endpage; her plain bookplate mounted to the front pastedown. Llustrated from drawings by Taylor reproduced on glossy plates. Uncommon in original dust jacket. VG/Fair or better 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 Palmer, R. M. and Richard A. Blythe Reproduction Of Birch's Celebrated Historical Views Of Philidalphia Published In The Year 1800 Official Historical Souvenir of Founder's Week; 1683 - 1908
Philadelphia Richard A. Blythe and R. M. Palmer 1908 Paperback Good+ 
Reproductions of period engravings; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; An Official Historical Souvenir of Founder's Week; 1683 - 1908, Oblong format paperback in original lettered wraps; saddle stapled binding. Reproduces 28 engraved views of Philadlphia from 1800 originally engraved by R. Campbell. Wraps lighty soiled with light rubbing at edges and a diagonal surface abrasion across the rear cover. Spine edge slightly furred with rub through to paper over two of the long binding stapled. Prior owner name stamp in the gutter of a preliminary page. Uncommon. G++ to VG- 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Price, Eli K. The History of the Consolidation of the City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1873 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 140 pages; HC in publisher's dark green cloth with title leetering brightly in gilt to spine. Snug, sharp and very neat copy; no marks. Only a hint of shelf evidence to cloth at tips. Coated brown endpages have mild stress in the gutter at the front. VG++ to NF 
Price: 50.00 USD
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