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1 Hollister, H., M.D. Contributions To The History Of The Lackawanna Valley
New York W.H. Tinson, Printer and Sterotyper 1857 First Edition Hard Cover Almost Near Fine Issued Without Jacket 
Rare almost near fine copy of 1857 first edition in light green blind stamped cloth covered boards. Gilt lettering on tight spine. Written by H. Hollister, M.D., published by W.H. Tinson, Printer and Sterotyper, New York. Some foxing to early pages, lightly bumped at corners, a few surface marks, light fading to spine. 328 pp., frontis portrait of author Hollister, full page map of Capouse Valley. Hollister invested twelve years researching and writing this broad ranging local history book. This treasure sets forth Indian and geologic history of the Valley. Much is written about coal deposits, Indian tribes and the importance of Capouse Meadow. The author presents modern history beginning with the era in which the area was part of Connecticut. The first permanent white settlements in 1769 are described. There is a listing of Lackawanna Valley residents from 1769 to 1776 and biographies of prominent settlers. Much is written about early mills and forges. There is a significant section on the history of Scranton. Much is written about Providence Borough and the Township of Carbondale. Interesting work about the The Delaware and Hudson Canal, the Pennsylvania Coal Company and other coal companies. This gem of book was reprinted many times, updated and expanded, but the first edition is always the most important. This is the best copy we have seen on the market. We specialize in books about Scranton and the surrounding area. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2 Hollister, H., M.D. History of the Lackawanna Valley
New York C. A. Alvord 1869 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Issued Without Jacket 
Near fine copy of rare second edition (1869). Green boards, gilt fore edge, gilt top and bottom of text block. Boards lightly bumped at upper tips. Gilt lettering on spine. Inside pastedown has attractive bookplate of William Thomaf Proprietor of Pennfylvania Bookf. Inside flyleaf has name and city of prior owner, dated April 23, 1894. Bright text and illustrations, tight text block. There are 22 illustrations. Frontis full page illustration of Slocum Hollow (Scranton) in 1840. Many full page illustrations of pioneer Lackawanna Valley leaders. Large illustration of the Delaware Water Gap. Burnt orange end papers, very tight binding. 442 pp. Extensive history of Lackawanna Valley. Must have book for Lackawanna Valley history enthusiasts. In 442 pages, Hollister presents a vastly expanded version of his famed first edition. This volume contains 22 wonderful illustrations, many full page. The chapters and illustrations include: Indian History of Wyoming, Indian Village of Capoose, Lackawanna River and Valley, Was Wyoming Once A Vast Lake?, War Paths, Indian Spring Upon The Moosic Mountain, Indian Relics and Fortifications, Indian Apple Tree, Beacon Fires, Silver Mine On The Lackawanna, Gold Mine, Salt Springs, Lead Mine, General History, Isaac Tripp, Westmoreland, Wallenpaupack Settlement, James Leggett, First Wagon Road From Pittston To The Delaware, Military Organization, Religion, Morality and Still Houses, Mills Upon The Lackawanna, Dr. Joseph Sprague, Dr. William Hooker Smith, Old Forge, The Signal Tree, The Wyoming Massacre, Providence Township And Village, Dunmore, History Of Scranton, Blakeley, Yankee Way Of Pulling A Tooth, Thomas Smith, Settlement Of Abington, The Great Hunter Elias Scott, Drinker's Beech (Now Covington), Settlement Of Jefferson, Chased By A Panther, Dunning, Carbondale, Lackawanna Valley In 1804, Formation Of Townships: Primitive Ministers, Proprietors' School Fund and Primitive Schools, Paths and Roads, The Rise of Methodism In The Valley, Smelling Hell, Formation Of Anthracite Coal, Organic Remains Found In The Coal Strata, Coal Lands Fifty Years Ago, William And Maurice Wurts, Falling In Of The Carbondale Mines, Earliest Mail Route Through The Valley, The Pennsylvania Coal Company, From Pittston To Hawley, Delaware, Western And Lackawanna Railroad, Lackawanna And Bloomsburg Railroad, Sketch Of The Early History Of The Lehigh And Susquehanna Railroad, Hon. George W. Scranton, Lehigh Valley Railroad and an extensive appendix. This is the best copy we have seen on the market. We specialize in books about Scranton and the surrounding area. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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