Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1917. Original/Limited Edition. Hardcover. NF; ownership information in ink on reverse of frontis (Mary Templin Jarden, Philadelphia native and descendant of Commander Samuel van Leer. Slipcase worn but taped nicely together.. Teal blue cloth/boards. Mustard cloth spine. Gilt lettering and decoration on front cover and spine. 340 pp. Duotone frontis with tissue guard and 119 bw illustrations. TEG/ Housed in a worn board slipcase covered in white paper with a duotone illustration and the contents listed; blue lettering. Contents runs from the founding of Philadelphia through the industrial age and railroads. Includes information on early settlements, churches, markets, government, coach and post routes, taverns, theatres, the library, university, College of Physicians, Franklin Institute, Athaenum, schools, academies, banking, insurance, businesses, entertainments, the insane asylum, Quakers, abolitionists, and much more. With archival illustrations.
(Inventory #: 153957)
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