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Pittsburgh: the 351st F. A., 1942. 28p., 6x9 inches, centerfold of b&w photos, ads, very good booklet/program in silver and blue pictorial stapled wraps with drawing of a black soldier in Doughboy outfit. The reunion program includes a list of the 351st members who did the work for the event.....
Philadelphia: Vail Brothers, [188-]. Stiff card, slightly larger than 4x6.25 inches, with Powderly's portrait (a sepia photograph from the negative) on one side and text about Ideal Tooth Powder and Ideal Quinine and Sulphur Toilet Soap on the other. Plate measures 3.5x5 inches; his moustache about 1.3 inches from left...
Wilkinsburg PA: The Student Body, 1924. 176p., printed on glossy alkaline paperstock throughout, the usual yearbook format hardbound in flexible black oilcloth boards titled in embossed blind. Rear joint is split for one inch, the sole external damage; internally find a sandpapered erasure on the front free endsheet, the only...
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1852. 72p., frontis woodblock illustration and a couple of wood-engraved tailpieces & initial, first issue 6 x 4 inch calf-backed marble-papered boards titled in gilt; exceedingly worn foxed copy with inept color added to frontis. A poor copy but intact, handleable and legible. Title suggests Robert...
Washington PA: the Association, 1883. 84p., illustrated with numerous cuts of livestock (many illus. are duplicated generics) and a showy plethora of various fonts ("Jersey cattle! Poland-China swine"), softbound, a 10x6.5 inch sewn textblock in paste-fastened wraps. Covers are dusty and edgeworn with corner-tip losses, top and tail of spine...
Allentown, PA: Lehigh Valley Black Interest Coalition, 1993-1995. Four issues of the tabloid format newspaper, horizontal fold, paper toned, otherwise very good. Issues present are vol. 1 nos. 1 and 2, and vol. 3 nos. 1 and 2. "Highlighting the positive aspects of the under-represented ethnic groups in the Lehigh Valley."
Swarthmore, PA: Brandywine Peace Community, 1985. 11x17 inch poster on buff paperstock, horizontal fold crease. Black and white photos depict demonstrators protesting General Electric's involvement in the nuclear arms industry. Also included is an 8.5x11 inch leaflet, printed both sides, explaining why Immanuel House was focusing its anti-nuclear activism on GE.
Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Committee for Total Disarmament, 1931. Four-panel leaflet, toned around edges, otherwise very good. "The next war will be an airplane war. Against airplane warfare there is no defense... The next war will be waged from the air against helpless populations. The next war will destroy civilization." Argues that...
Philadelphia: Printed and published by John Bioren, 1810. xix, 563p., one rear blank remaining; boards detached, textblock sound. Title page mildly discolored and edgeworn, bears an old small library stamp; textblock uniformly browned throughout. For rebinding. Touches on land and animal ownership, maritime matters, other diverse materials.
Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee. [24p.], staplebound booklet, 9x12 inches, lower corners worn, otherwise very good. Black and white photos. Introduction to the planned cooperative homestead community that was established in 1937 to provide stability to families that could no longer rely on the dwindling local coal industry.
Philadelphia [home office]: Pennsylvania Rail Road, 1953. Pamphlet. Unpaginated pamphlet printed on still-bright alkaline paperstock, p. of captioned photographs in tinted rotogravure, oblong 8x10.5 inch self-wraps. Staples are rusted with minute migration, item is not quite flat (careless storage) but not creased or otherwise damaged, find a couple inked numerals...