The History of Pennsylvania from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. (Lippincott's Cabinet Histories)

By: Carpenter, W. H. & T. S. Arthur, (editors) & [H. Hastings Weld]

Price: $95.00

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Book Condition: Good+


Engraved frontis; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 357 pages; 1st edition. Claim of authorship penned to front endpage by H[oratio] Hastings Weld thus : " This book was written for Messrs. Arthur & Carpenter by the undersigned, H. Hastings Weld". Weld's signature appears below this tatement and to the top edge of the extra, illustrated title page. Weld was a newspaperman, author and clergyman active in writing and publishing dusring the time this book was published. No record is found associating his participation in the writing of this history, but the claim of authorship in the man's own hand seems worth consideration as meritorious, given the nature of the publishing business at the time. This copy has been recased in a modern, heavy buckram with plain gilt title lettering at spine. Fresh endpages added but retaining original front and rear endmatter. Contents clean and neat. Includes engraved frontis of Wm Penn and an extra-ilustrated title page for the Lippincott Cabinet History series. Solid and snug in a modern rebinding with striking period ownership and claim to authorship. G++ thus; Signed by Author

Title: The History of Pennsylvania from its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. (Lippincott's Cabinet Histories)

Author Name: Carpenter, W. H. & T. S. Arthur, (editors) & [H. Hastings Weld]

Categories: Signed by Author, Pennsylvania, Books on Books,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Company: 1854

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31765