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1 Annual Reports of the Selectmen and Other Town Officers of Newport, New Hampsihre; For the Years 1894 - 1909
Newport, N. H. [Newport, N. H. : the Town] and Republican Champion Press 1894 1/4 leather Fair 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Bound copies of the annual reports for the town of Newport, including subcomittees and commissions. Covering the years 1894 - 1909. Bound in 1/4 leather and pebbled cloth boards with gilt title lettering at spine. Internal joints damaged with boards and spine essentially losse over the text block. First 40 or so pages are loose or becoming disbound. Several other signatures mid-book are starting. Some dampstaining to the front edge of the first several leaves. The loose and starting pages are ruffled and furred at the front edge. Prior ownership penned top edge of first several pages: "Board of Water Commissions." Contents appear to be complete for these 15 years. Requires rebinding, recommended in two volumes to accomodate the weight of the pages being bound. Binding copy. Fair to Good thus. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2 Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Containing Biographical and Genealogical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and Many of the Early Settlers
Chicago J. H. Beers & Co. , 1903 First Edition 3/4 leather Very Good+ 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 1524 pages; Stout oversize 4to in publisher's pebbled brown cloth. Professionally and beautifully rebacked with grained morocco spine and corners. Title lettering brightly tooled in gilt to spine; original gilt titling to cover still bright. All page block edges gilt. Binding snug and contents very neat. Profusely illustrated with engravings and photographs of prominent Lancaster citizens. Cloth lightly rubbed along bottom edge of cover board. Handsome and ready for long use. Attractive shelf presence with recent morocco spine. VG++ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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3 History of Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Wyoming Counties, PA with Illustrations, and Biographical Sketches of Some of Their Prominent Men and Pioneers
New York W. W. Munsell & Co. 1880 Hardcover Very Good- 
Lithographed views and steel engraved portraits; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 540 pages; Stout volume soundly bound in original beveled brown cloth boards with ornate title lettering in gilt to cover board. Retains original leather spine with gilt title lettering and embellishments somewhat rubbed and dulled. All edges gilt. Leahter over spine rubbed at edges and over surface with shallow chipping and crumbling of leather at tail and a several inch partial separation along the front spine edge from the tail. Profusely illustrated with lithographed views and tissue guarded steel plate engraved portraits. Here and there some light foxing to the tissue guards but in general the contents are exceptionally well preserved, bright and clean. Spine tender and rubbed but overall solidly bound with original coated endpapers and reinforced hinges. VG- thus. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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4 History of the County of Schuylkill, In Honor of the County's Centenary, July Second to Eighth, 1911
Pottsville PA Dives, Pomeroy, Stewart 1911 First Edition Hardcover Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 104 pages; Bound in title lettered, maroon paper covered boards. Spine repaired with a strip of blue cloth tape. Boards rubbed and surface scarred. Contents complete, including a wide range of historical photos. Front and rear endpages weak at gutter/joint. Juvenile's pencil doodles and ownership marks fill the front and rear endpages. Text unmarked. The original edition, but one that may have spent some time used in a school class setting. Good only. Uncommon in the original edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 The Berlin Area, 1777 - 1977; [Somerset County] Which Includes: Berlin Borough; Brothersvalley Township; Allegheny Township; New Baltimore Borough; Northampton Township; Fairhope Township.
Berlin, PA The Berlin Area Historical Society 1977 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Maps and historical photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 304 pages; Large format HC in brown cloth with title lettering brightly in silver to spine. Issued without dustjacket. Solid clean copy. Just a little shaken in the spine. Detailed letter regarding research into genealogical matters is laid in at front. Illustrated with maps and historical photographs; endpages reproduce pictorial maps from one of the late 19th century atlases. VG+ Uncommon title. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Twelfth Annual Maryland House And Garden Pilgrimage; April 29, 1949 Through May 9, 1949
Baltimore, MD Elmer O. Anderson, 1949 Paperback Very Good+ 
Photographs, some color; ads; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 120 pages; Large format paperback in stapled glossy wraps. Substantial and well presented program on historic homes of Maryland, with numerous county and region maps, photographs, some in color and period ads for MD businesses. Superficial nick to covers at base of spine. A few pages with a brief pencil notation by a tour participant. 3 pages with front top corner creased. Solid and neat. VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 250th Anniversary Committee Gap, PA; 250th Anniversary-1951
Coatesville, PA Star Printing Co 1951 Wraps Good+ 
B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 100 pages; Original pictorial wraps; saddle stapled. Light toning to covers and mild edge/surface handling. Contents clean and neat. Numerous period ads and photos; includes written history of Gap. Uncommon 
Price: 37.50 USD
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8 Airport Commission Official Program, Dedication of the Lancaster Munincipal Airport August 17 and 18, 1935
Lancaster, PA Intelligencer Printing 1935 First Edition Wraps Very Good 
Period photos and ads; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 36 pages; 1935 "Official Program" published by the Lancaster PA Airport Commission celebrating the opening of the new airfield. Rare local history and early aviation piece is in neat and attractive condition. Photo illustrated wraps with saddle stapled binding. Large format book is illustrated throughout with early aviation related photographs and period aviation related ads, including Hamilton Watch, "the Watch that times the airways", James Wild, auto and aviation parts, Henry Small on N. Prince, purveyors of airplane tires -- and many more. Light storage wear to cover edges and just milf furring to spine edge. Expected light toning to paper stock. VG. A rarely seen item. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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9 Albert Fletcher Seitz Furniture Making by the Slaugh Family of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; [In The] Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society, Vol. 73 No. 1, 1969
Lancaster Lancaster County Historical Society 1969 Paperback Near Fine 
Historical photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society: Vol 73, No. 1 Journal size softcover in printed stapled wraps. Bright and neat. No marks. Appears unread and unworn. VG++ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Althouse, George W. (Chairman) ; et. al. Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration Of The Borough Of Mohnton Pennsylvania; Mohnton Memorial Park, September 21, 1957
Mohnton, PA Borough of Mohnton 1957 Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 74 pages; Paperback in glossy title lettered covers and saddle stapled binding. Snugly bound copy has light shelf soiling to surfaces and mild shelf//handling wear to edges. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Solid unmarked copy. VG- to VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Ayars III, Walter (ed.) Lancaster Diary 1776; Excerpts from the Diaries, Day-Books, Journals, Newspapers and Court Records of the Daily Life of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the Year 1776
Lancaster Lancaster County Bicentennial Committee 1976 Paperback Near Fine 
Maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 120 pages; Oversize paperback is tight and solid in matte title-lettered covers. Spine unlettered. Signed by editor to title page. Just trace shelf wear to externals. Prior owner name label attached top edge of title page. Illustrated with B/W maps. VG+ to NF; Signed by Editor 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Baker, Jesse. M The Voter's Guide, a Digest of the Election Laws of Pennsylvania; A Complete Description of the Method of Holding all Elections in This State
Pittsburg, PA William G. Johnston Co 1899 Revised Edition Paperback Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 84 pages; Trade sized paperback in pictorial wraps. Revised from the 1895 edition. Soundly bound and clean, but with furring and light fray to wraps at spine ends. Corners a bit rubbed with mild dogearing. Mild sunning to spine edge; prior ownership penciled to rear cover with a period newsclipping pasted in to the rear. G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Barrett, J. Allen Lykens-Williams Valley: History - Directory and Pictorial Review. Embracing the Entire Lykens and Williams Valley, in the Effort to Preserve the Past and Perpetuate the Present.
Harrisburg, PA Telegraph Printing Co. 1922 First Edition Paperback Very Good- 
Photographs; pictorial ads; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 301 pages; Softcover in original textured wraps with titles in black to cover and spine unlettered, as issued. Contents soundly bound and clean with expected and usual mild toning to page stock. Cocers edge worn with some stress creasing to spine apnel and mild furring along spine edges. Prior owner has reinforced the joint of the card stock covers in the inside fold with severallengths of transparent tape. Profusely illustrated with period photos of buildings, businesses and portraits; also many pictorial business ads throughout. Includes history, directory (business and personal) profiles of leading figures, accounts of churches, sports etc. Uncommon in the original edition. VG- 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Barton, Frederick Marx and William Frederic Worner The Reverend Thomas Barton / "An Old Atlas" ... [In] Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society, October 1, 1926: Vol. XXX, No. 8
Lancaster Lancaster County Historical Society 1926 Paperback Very Good 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original title lettered wraps. Wraps with expected light toning at edges. Vertical stress crease. VG 
Price: 7.00 USD
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15 Beck, Paul E David Tanneberger, Organ Builder : [In] Papers Read before the Lancaster County Historical Society, Vol XXX; No. 1
Lancaster PA Lancaster County Historical Society 1926 Paperback Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages; Slim paperback in original title lettered wraps with saddle stapled binding. Solid clean copy with a mild shelf bump to the crown of the spine. VG 
Price: 13.50 USD
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16 Becker, Richard Lancaster County Prison History; 1729-1978
Lancaster PA Cee-Jay Jaycees 1978 Paperback Very Good+ 
Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 23 pages; Paperback in illustrated, title lettered wraps with saddle stapled binding. Sound clean copy; prior owner's name and address penned to the rear cover; his occupation as Chief of Maintenance of the Lancaster Prison is noted. Mild toning to covers. Illustrated from drawings. A set of references included at rear for further research. Uncommon. VG++ 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 Beers, W. H. (Pub) History of Clinton County, Ohio, Containing a History of the County Its Townships, Cities, Towns, Schools, Churches, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Nor
Evansville, IN Unigraphic, Inc. 1971 Facsimile Hardcover Near Fine 
facsimile reproductions [engravings]; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1180 pages; Stout HC in heavy blue cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to spine. A facsimile printing of the W H Beers 1882 edition printed on high grade paper with high quality reproduction of the original letterpress text. Tight fresh and neat. Feels and appears unread. Maps and engravings from the original reproduced in facsimile. About as new. NF. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Beiler, Anne & Freiman F. Stoltzfus Auntie Anne; My Story
Lancaster, PA Auntie Anne's Publications 2002 0972263802 / 9780972263801 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author & Illustrator
B&W and color Illustrations and Photos; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 42 pages; Tight, bright and fresh in original, crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Just a hint of wear to dust jacket externals. Illustrated with color and B/W photographs and color reproductions of Freiman Stoltzfus art work. Looks and appears unread; about as new. Inscribed on the front endpage by the author and signed by the illustrator. Laid in are several related newspaper pieces. F/F; Signed by Author & Illustrator 
Price: 17.50 USD
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19 Bell Telephone Lancaster and Nearby Points Telephone Directory And Yellow Pages (Directory #63)
Pennsylvania Bell Telephone Co. of PA 1960 Paperback Good+ 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 472 pages; Full telephone directory for Lancaster County. 230 pages of residential phone listings and 242 page section of business listings and ads in the Yellow Pages section. Soundly bound in original light blue card stock covers with pictorial design and title lettering in black and yellow. Covers lightly shelf soiled to surfaces, lightly rubbed at edges and with a few short closed tears to cover edges. Expected mild toning to page stock. Some few pencil and pen notes and phone numbers to early pages as usually found in directories. Solid decent copy of this mid 20th Century phone book. G+ to VG- ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 39.50 USD
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20 Bell Telephone Lancaster and Nearby Points Telephone Directory And Yellow Pages; 1957
Pennsylvania Bell Telephone Co. of PA 1957 Paperback Good+ 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 444 pages; Full telephone directory for Lancaster County. 212 pages of residential phone listings and 232 page section of business listings and ads in the Yellow Pages section. Soundly bound in original card stock covers with pictorial design and title lettering in black and yellow. Covers shelf soiled to surfaces, lightly rubbed at edges and with a few short closed tears to cover edges. Expected moderate, general toning to page stock. Some few pencil and pen notes and phone numbers to early pages as usually found in directories. Solid decent copy of this mid 20th Century phone book. G+ to VG- ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 39.50 USD
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