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Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Volume 1, Number 1 through Volume 1, Number 6.

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Published by John Pennington, Henry C. Baird, Publishers, Philadelphia, 1853
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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Effectively disbound, although the rear cover, half-leather with marbled boards, is present, hanging by one thread. 426 pages plus several pages of what appear to be bound-in wraps at the rear, spanning the numbers included in this bound volume. Only volume one, in six parts, was issued, this being all six collected into one book. A collection of essays and historical documents including a "Narrative of a Journey made in the year 1737 by Conrad Weiser, from Tulpehocken to Onandago," a copy of a journal of the proceedings of Conrad Weiser in his journey to Ohio, a letter from Mr. Rembrandt Peale on the first experiment of Fitch and Fulton in steam navigation, an account of the march of the Paxton boys to Philadelphia, an essay on Indian affairs, state of the Indian nations in 1759, notes on the private character of General Washington, extracts of letters written by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Captain Loxley's journal of the Campaign to Amboy, 1776, the discovery of North America by the Northmen, Indian utensils and implements, memoranda of a tour through part of North America in 1774, etc. FAIR/GOOD condition, LACKING the front board and spine, with the rear cover effectively detached. Heavy scuffing along the extremities of the rear cover. Some chipping along the extremities of the exposed first blank endpaper, with some offsetting, darkening and minor creasing. Text block solid, with scattered foxing throughout, moderate to heavy on a few pages. Field 1193. Sabin 60142. Bookseller Inventory # 005100

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Title: Collections of the Historical Society of ...

Publisher: John Pennington, Henry C. Baird, Publishers, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1853

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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