No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall (1896), hardcover, limited edition, #149 of 500 copies, no dust jacket; re-bound in blue/gray cloth with new title and date labels on spine, and square cloth segment from original covers with gilt Welsh armorial motif mounted on front cover; new gray/blue endpapers; very light unobtrusive toning, mostly along edges of blank margins, with a very few leaves more moderately toned; top edge gilt ( lightly rubbed and dimmed); other two edges deckled and untrimmed as originally issued; 395 pp., b/w illstns. from photos on full-page plates; ink date on original front endpaper.
VG-clean, tight interior but with some age toning to page edges and shadowing on title page from frontis opposite. Covers rubbed but gilt still bright. Navy cloth/bevelled boards; gilt lettering and decoration. 394 pp. with 24 bw plates, tissue-guarded. TEG. A fascinating study and visuals of the area near Philadelphia known as "The Main Line" because of the Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad (now part of Amtrak) running through all the small towns. The locals also call this section "The Burbs." With archival bw photos and lots of genealogical information on this tract settled by Welsh Quakers. Included is a fold-out geneaology of the Descendants of Isaac Lloyd.
The book covers the history of some of the families who settled just west of Philadelphia, PA in the 18th and 19th centuries. My great grandfather was one of the sponsors for the book. I found out more about some members of my own family - English and Dutch.
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