Category: History of Scranton and Lackawanna Valley

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Never Before In History The Story of Scranton

By: Beck, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Scranton, PA, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001722


Fine copy in fine Brodarted dust jacket, stated first edition, 1986. Windsor Publications. Map end papers. This very scarce, beautiful book sets forth the history of Scranton through exciting stories of the people, events, companies and organizations that built the town and nurtured its evolution. The book is richly illustrated with more than 200 exciting photographs, maps, art work and sketches on 152 pages. The extensive index will be a valuable resource for resea... View more info

Image for The Northern Electric Trolley, A Narrative of the Dalton Street Railway Company, Northern Electric Street Railway Co., Scranton & Binghamton Railway Company, Together With A Photo Trip Along The Northern Electric, Litigation and Financial Facts

The Northern Electric Trolley, A Narrative of the Dalton Street Railway Company, Northern Electric Street Railway Co., Scranton & Binghamton Railway Company, Together With A Photo Trip Along The Northern Electric, Litigation and Financial Facts

By: Brauer, Norm

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Tunkhannock, PA, Self Published: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001724


Fine copy of the rare 1987 first edition, minor rubbing to the front and back covers. This is a stunning copy, the only first edition we have seen on the market. The book presents the fascinating story of the Northern Electric Railway. The book presents 210 profusely illustrated pages with five large fold out maps of railroad rights of way and plats at end. It presents the story of the building of the interurban in the early 1900's to serve the farming and "resor... View more info

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Contributions To The History Of The Lackawanna Valley

By: Hollister, H., M.D.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, W.H. Tinson, Printer and Sterotyper: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001716


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 ra... View more info

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History of the Lackawanna Valley

By: Hollister, H., M.D.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, C. A. Alvord: 1869

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 001718


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 (Sc... View more info

Scranton: Images of America

By: Kashuba, Cheryl; Miller-Lanning, Darlene; Sweeney, Alan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Charleston SC, Arcadia Publishing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001771


Fine unread copy in wraps. Wonderful history of this amazing area. Rich in history and photos. Stunning photos. 128 pp. View more info

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Tales of Scranton

By: Mattes, Philip V.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Scranton, PA, Self Published: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001723


Fine first edition in very good dust jacket, this book was not reprinted. It was privately published by the author in 1973. Tan cloth boards, tight binding, 150 crisp pages with black and white photographs. Blue dust jacket is scuffed front, rubbed at tips, a small closed tear top and bottom of spine, light rubbing to edges, the front upper left quadrant shows an old crease. The author was a Scranton attorney whose family was identified with the city's industrial dev... View more info

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History of the City of Scranton, History of Scranton's Founding and Incorporation of the City

By: Murphy, Thomas F.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Scranton, PA, Self Published: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001717


Very good plus copy of this rare item, dated 1941. This is the only copy we have seen on the market in years. Green card stock with photos of four prominent buildings stapled to eight pages of Scranton history. The card stock is faded. There is a tiny closed tear at the bumped lower left corner. This very detailed history was written by Thomas F. Murphy, Associate Editor of The Scranton Times. The complete title of this work is History of the City of Scranton, Scra... View more info

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A Story of Lackawanna County and Lackawanna Historical Society

By: Weyburn, S. Fletcher

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Scranton, PA, Self Published, Lackawanna Historical Society: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001715


Very good plus copy of this scarce first edition, published 1928. Tan stapled wraps and text are bright, minimal age toning. 32 pp. The date Feb 11 1929 is stamped on the upper right corner front cover, upper left corner back cover and upper left corner of page 32. On the back cover Withdrawn from MBNEH is stamped in small letters. The title page has the blind stamp of the N. E. Historic Genealogical Society. Inside back cover there is a small certificate noting in... View more info

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Memorial of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Lackawanna County

By: Weyburn, S. Fletcher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Scranton, PA, Lackawanna Historical Society: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001721


Near fine copy of this rare first edition, published 1929. Deep dark green stapled wraps and text are bright. 31 pp. The gilt lettering on the cover is faded. The letters vol* are written in upper left corner, but are not very noticeable. Inside cover, upper left corner, written on three lines: Presented by Rob. D. Rousheim, 4-20-60, otherwise fine. There are nice photos of the Lackawanna County Court House and plaza in 1883, several important buildings with ties t... View more info