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JUBILEE HISTORY COMMEMORATIVE OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CREATION OF LACKAWANNA COUNTY PENSYLVANIA... [CT IN TWO VOLUMES], Thomas Murphy
1 JUBILEE HISTORY COMMEMORATIVE OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CREATION OF LACKAWANNA COUNTY PENSYLVANIA... [CT IN TWO VOLUMES] Thomas Murphy
Historical Publishing Co 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
b/w; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 753-1257 pages; JUBILEE HISTORY COMMEMORATIVE OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CREATION OF LACKAWANNA COUNT PENSYLVANIA... [ct in two volumes] story of interesting events from the indina occupancy of valley, Connecticut sttlement, organization of Lucerene County, start of anthracite industry, and forty years effort to establish lackawanna County. Industrial, Religious, Financial, Educational and Cultural, development of the country and it's subdivisions. Many many biographies. 4 x 8 x 11" green cloth clean with slight rubbing at extremities. Contents generally VG an clean. Text block with matching marled edges. Over 300 illustrations, generally full page. Biographical index. ; 7 33702 
Price: 300.75 USD
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ON THE LACKAWANNA, A TALE OF NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA, Wright, Caleb E.
2 ON THE LACKAWANNA, A TALE OF NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA Wright, Caleb E.
McGinty, Printer, 1886 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 254 pages; 'With the Author's Compliments' Label but no signature- rare unsigned. Minor water stans to edges of first couple leaves. ; 0 33618 
Price: 46.95 USD
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PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF LACKAWANNA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA, Not Attributed
3 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF LACKAWANNA COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA Not Attributed
N Y Chapman Publishing 1897 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
b/w; 4to 9 x 11"; 1076 pages; Portrait and biographical record of lackawanna county pennsylvania. Includes Portraits and biographies of Presidents of the united States. Quite useable in solid condition. Full bound in gilt leather with rubbing to spine, contents generally VG. Bound in full blind-stamped leather with bright gilt lettering and gilded dentelles, a description of prominent and leading citizens of Lackawanna County, as well as biographies and portraits of the U. S. Presidents. The work is illustrated with many portraits. ; 11 33709 
Price: 117.45 USD
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THE LACKAWANNA STORY: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS OF THE DELEWARE, LACKAWANNA AND WESTERN RAILROAD, Casey, Robery J. and W. A. S. Douglas
4 THE LACKAWANNA STORY: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS OF THE DELEWARE, LACKAWANNA AND WESTERN RAILROAD Casey, Robery J. and W. A. S. Douglas
McGraw Hill 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [10], 3-223 pages; detailed history with photos. DJ with chipping to edges and sunned spine ; 0 33622 
Price: 28.15 USD
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