Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania; Containing a copious selection of...facts, traditions, biographical sketches...

Philadelphia: George W. Gorton, 1843.

relating to its History and Antiquities, both general and local, with topographical descriptions of every county and all the larger towns in the state. 165 engravings, most of which are text vignettes. 708pp. 8vo, full publisher's brown morocco, gilt decorated spine and front cover, edges of corners lightly worn and bumped, head of spine lightly worn, back cover bowed, text lightly browned throughout, a few pages with pencil annotations in margins, pages slightly wavy throughout. Philadelphia: George W. Gorton, (1843). First Edition

Author was a civil engineer who lived in Philadelphia for several years. Sherman Day was the grandson of Roger Sherman, the signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the son of Jeremiah Day, president of Yale University from 1817 to 1846. This volume is one of the earliest books to include a county history of every county in Pennsylvania. Howes D-163

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Language: English

Price: $400.00

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