Published by Philadelphia, 1939
74pp. Charts and graphs. Printed stiff wrappers. Very good. WPA report on the nature of job opportunities in Philadelphia between the years 1932 and 1936.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16191
Published by Published by Elijah Weaver, Philadelphia, 1839
 of 47pp. plus p. of advertisements. Lacks pp.43-44. Dbd. Lacking wrappers. Marginal tear lower gutter of first leaf (no loss of text); pp.43- 44 torn out (resulting in two-inch tear to pp.45-46). Slight foxing on p.1, heavier foxing on last page. Good only, lacking a leaf of text. An issue of the relatively uncommon FRIENDS' ALMANAC, started by Joseph Foulke in 1831 and continuing until 1879. As the title suggests, it was published for Friends in the greater Pennsylvania region, providing the regular astronomical and tidal data, as well as verses from scripture and edifying passages from history and literature. This issue includes an excerpt from Samuel Smith's THE HISTORY OF THE COLONY OF NOVA-CAESARIA, OR NEW-JERSEY. confirming that Native Americans do, in fact, have a concept of a supreme being. Foulke also includes "an account of the time of holding all the Meetings of Friends, on the Continent of America." Appropriately, the page torn out is from this section, the user needing more portable information for a meeting somewhere between Smithfield, Oh. and Baltimore. Foulke (1786-1863) was a prominent Friend and Recorded Minister in Gwynedd, Pa. In addition to publishing the almanac, he was also a teacher, having started the Gwynedd Boarding School for Boys with his brother, Daniel, in 1818. Foulke was also active in the anti-slavery movement, and lobbied Congress against admitting Arkansas as a slave state. DRAKE 12144. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 55785.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55177
Published by Pittsburgh, 1889
252pp. Plates. Original gilt cloth, t.e.g. Very good. The best work on the subject.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7646
Published by Philadelphia, 1903
Three volumes. xiv,,601; xii,,650; x,,608pp. plus illustrations. Portrait in each volume. Original gilt cloth. Cloth a bit soiled and edgeworn. Hinges weak, rear hinge cracked on third volume. Bookplate on front pastedowns. A very good set. A massive and comprehensive history of Pennsylvania, from the founding of the colony to the 20th century. The work of many hands, covering a multitude of topics.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM32150
Published by Philadelphia, 1938
132pp. Frontis. half tone. Charts and graphs. Printed stiff wrappers, very good. WPA report analyzing the employment history of Philadelphia machinists, millwrights and tool makers between 1925 and 1936.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16190
Publication Date: 1918
24-panel map. Moderate tanning. Some contemporary marks on map. Good. Map of Pennsylvania. Includes curious advertisement for an early form of traveler's checks.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM26548
Published by Philadelphia, 1820
391pp. Contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, leather label. Rear hinge cracked but solid, extremities rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscription on front pastedown; bookplate on rear pastedown. Some light scattered foxing. About very good. Includes the reports of the General Assembly and the various regional assemblies of the Presbyterian Church, containing "matters as may appear to be of permanent authority and interest, (including a short account of the manner in which Missions have been conducted, and their success)" SHOEMAKER 2848.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45601
Published by Philadelphia, 1938
102pp. Frontispiece halftone. Charts, some in- text photos. Printed stiff wrappers. Creased, else very good. Interesting WPA mongraph on the nature and employment prospects of the radio manufacturing industry in Philadelphia.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16192
Published by Philadelphia, 1817
53pp. Gathered signatures, stitching gone. Light soiling. Just about very good. Untrimmed and unopened. Report concerning the condition and care of the poor and destitute of Philadelphia. The report includes the Articles of Association for the Society. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 41769.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46588
Published by Harrisburg, Pa, 1927
301pp. Original gold-stamped cloth. Spine lettering faded, but a fine copy. Nicely illustrated with photographs and maps. "A rambling, poorly organized yet accurate story of the first day's fight at Gettysburg." - Nevins. Nevins, I, p. 43.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM15871
Published by [Philadelphia, 1808
3,pp. Folio, on a folded sheet. Old fold lines, minor soiling and wear. Very good. Extracts from the yearly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers, containing highlights of the meeting. These include reports on the education of Quaker youth and a mention of the Committee in charge of the conversion of Native Americans. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 15076.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49717
Published by Philadelphia, 1779
256pp. Contemporary calf, raised bands, handwritten paper label affixed to front board. Head of spine and outer hinges chipped. Endpapers and first few leaves lightly mildewed. Good. Churchman was a Quaker minister from Nottingham, Pennsylvania, who visited Quaker meetings in Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey, as well. Reprinted many times, this is the first edition. CLARK II:64. EVANS 16233. SABIN 13025.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35058
Published by R. Patterson, Pittsburgh, 1815
Two volumes. 300;296,pp. Contemporary tree calf, spines gilt, leather label. Extremities lightly worn. Modern bookplate on rear pastedowns. Lightly foxed. About very good. "Selected from the Glasgow edition, by the Rev. John Anderson, D.D." The Rev. Ralph Erskine (1685-1752) was a Scottish churchman. Though both published by R. Patterson, the first volume of this work was printed by S. Engles, while the second notes Robert Ferguson & Co. as the printer. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 34650.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45621
Published by J.P. Lippincott and Co., Philadelphia, 1856
v,,60pp. plus 16pp. list of publications at front. Original blindstamped cloth. Slightest fraying to spine ends. Else very fine. Ink ownership name on endpaper. Penciled inscription from "the Historical Society." A publication of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The author is best known for his western classic, WAH-TO-YAH AND THE TAOS TRAIL.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM25123
Published by Philadelphia, 1939
141pp. Charts and graphs. Illus. Stiff printed wrappers. Chipping to spine ends. Ex-lib. with stamp, else very good. A WPA analysis of intermittent unemployment among the older work force of Patterson broad- silk workers.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16193
Published by John Penington, Philadelphia, 1851
72pp. Printed wrappers. Very good. In cloth folding case. First printing of Conrad Weiser's NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY in 1737 from Tulpehocken to Onondago. Other important material included as well, such as the accounts of the Overseers of the Poor in Philadelphia in 1759 and proclamations by the provincial governors and councils of Pennsylvania. SABIN 60142.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM26515
Published by Philadelphia, 1838
24pp. Contemporary plain wrapper, stitched. Wraps dust soiled, some light foxing, else very good. A survey of the city since the colonial period to the present, in considering the placement of new public buildings. SABIN 61649.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13843
Published by Philadelphia, 1970
,261pp. plus plates. Color frontis. Folio. Cloth. Very good. In lightly chipped dust jacket. An excellent guide to early Philadelphia lithography, very well illustrated. Originally published in 1958.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35502
Published by Philadelphia, 1885
40pp. Original wrappers, ex-lib., else very good. Promotional pamphlet for Cresson, "the famous summer resort" on the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM14161
Published by [Gettysburg, 1917
148,pp. Drawings and photos. Folding map. Pictorial wrappers, bit chipped, minor tears near spine, a good copy. An early reprint of this popular guidebook to the famous battlefield.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17445
Published by Printed for the Society, Philadelphia, 1834
63,pp. Original plain blue wrappers. Very minor chipping on spine, lightly edgeworn, mild darkening of foredges. Internally clean and bright. Very good. Job Roberts Tyson, a Philadelphia-born teacher, lawyer, and writer, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1855 to 1857 as a Whig representative from Pennsylvania and was a prominent proponent of the Colonization movement which encouraged African-Americans to return to the homelands of their African ancestors. The present pamphlet is the publication of Tyson's speech delivered to the Young Men's Colonization Society of Pennsylvania on Oct. 24, 1834. Beginning with a history of the abolitionist movement in Pennsylvania, Tyson cites the development of Liberia as exemplifying the movement's ideology. In 1821, private societies began to fund and organize colonies on the coast of West Africa for free blacks from the United States, and Liberia became a common destination for emigrating African- Americans. In praise of these organized "repatriation" plans, Tyson wrote: "For the accomplishment of these great purposes, an extensive region of sea-coast has been selected.Being intended for the abode of freemen, this extensive domain bears the appropriate title, Liberia." SABIN 97644. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 27171.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM39336
Published by Philadelphia, 1816
24pp. Lacks pp.3-4, 21-22. (a single conjugate leaf). Dbd. Very minor foxing. Very good. Bookseller's advertisements for Mathew Carey. Carey was the leading Philadelphia bookseller and publisher of his day and an important figure in the history of the American book trade. Offerings include atlases and other works on travel, histories, poetry, divinity, and works on science. Henry Fielding's TOM JONES is listed among the novels. An interesting look at what reading material the Philadelphia public was purchasing.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45872
Published by George W. Childs, Philadelphia, 1868
ix,186pp. including in-text illustrations, plus two plates (including frontispiece). Original gilt cloth. Spine faded, spine ends frayed. Light stain in corner of second plate, not affecting image, otherwise clean internally. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown. Overall very good. With a frontispiece portrait of the author and a handsome engraved view of the Public Ledger building. A detailed description of the building (designed by John MacArthur Jr.) and its opening ceremonies. HITCHCOCK 264.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35745
Published by London, 1881
viii,40pp. plus six engraved plates and facsimiles. Narrow quarto. Original green gilt cloth. Untrimmed. Spine ends frayed. Two-inch scrape into cloth on front cover. Ex-Harvard College Library with bookplate and small stamp on verso of titlepage. Withal, a good copy. A biblio-biographical work on Franklin by the famous bookseller, describing Stevens' collection of Franklin manuscripts and publications for sale. Includes a list of Franklin's works at end. "This paper was drawn up for the special purpose of announcing the sale of my Franklin Collection, and is only half the story, the remaining and more private information being reserved for the purchaser.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM25226
Published by Philadelphia, 1826
45,pp. Dbd., but with old plain front wrapper only. Else very good. Includes a list of the books and manuscripts belonging to the Society, and prints instructions to William Strickland relative to his upcoming travels in Great Britain and Europe to collect technical information on railroads, bridges, and canals. RINK 4167. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 25716.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23361
Published by [Philadelphia, 1840
23pp. Dbd. Light foxing and wear to outer leaves. Very good. Untrimmed. Pamphlet concerning the scandalous amounts of legal fees collected by the Philadelphia County Sheriff's Office, originally published in 1819. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 47426 (ref). SABIN 62236.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46592
Published by Collins, Printer, Philadelphia, 1860
24pp. Dbd. Internally very good. Set of regulations regarding the establishment of this museum. Includes directions for the schools, information on how the shares of stock are to be handled, and instructions for a general executive hierarchy, including an exclusive "Board of Academicians.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM26231
Published by Philadelphia, 1830
16pp. Dbd. Light foxing. Very good. The same author wrote a critique of "Christ Healing the Sick in the Temple." This painting was on exhibition for many years in Philadelphia. A Boston edition was also published in the same year. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 2348.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46634
Published by Philadelphia, 1867
95pp. Dbd. Titlepage detached, lower left corner torn away, affecting imprint. Final leaf chipped, worn, and lightly dampstained. Fair. ".The record of a journey made by a party of gentlemen from Philadelphia to Kansas and back, during the month of November, 1866.to examine the condition of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division." - Preface. HOWES L246. RAILWAY ECONOMICS, p.298. SABIN 39964. GRAFF 2453.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47516
Published by Christopher Sower, Germantown, 1759
168pp. Two titlepages, continuous pagination. Dbd. Lightly foxed. Final leaf loosening and with some wear. Good. A religious tract, of interest because of its imprint. Christopher Sauer was an early American publisher based in Germantown who took over his father's publishing business in the mid-18th century. By 1754 the English publications of the Sauer press began to bear his imprint. EVANS 8364. DAB XVII, p.416.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47608