Bookshelf provides descriptions and notices of recent publications on Pennsylvania subjects.

The Economic Development in the Philadelphia Region, 1810-1850, winner of the Columbia University Prize in American Eco­nomic History in Honor of Allan Nevins, analyzes the foundations of the modern industrial growth of the Philadelphia area. This ex­cellent 255-page cloth-bound study by Diane Lindstrom is published by the Columbia University Press and can be ordered from them at 136 South Broad, Irvington on Hudson, New York, NY 10533. The price is $16.50.


End of the Line: Alexander J. Cassatt and the Pennsylvania Railroad, by Patricia T. Davis, is available from Neale Watson Academic Publications, 156 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010, for $15. This 208-page illustrated book gives a good description of the life style of Cassatt, who served as president of the railroad from 1899-1906.


The well-known author, Robert C. Alberts, has completed a biography of the Pennsylvania-born, historical painter, Benjamin West. Houghton Mifflin Co., 2 Park St., Boston, MA 02107 publishes the 525-page book entitled Benjamin West, which can be ordered from them for $20.


Jean S. Morris is responsible for another research publication of particular interest to genealogists. The book, Use of the Published Pennsylvania Archives in Genealogical Research, is Special Publication No. I of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, 4338 Bigelow Blvd., Pittsburgh I 5213. The cost is $4.50.


Part of the collection “Three Centuries of Science in America,” The Scientific Writings of David Rittenhouse details the work of the clock and scientific instrument-maker from Norriton. Edited by Brooke Hindle, the book can be purchased for $39 from Arno Press, Inc., 3 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016.


Charles Willson Peale was certainly an outstanding individual who, among other things, established what would eventually be in­corporated as the Philadelphia Museum. Charles Coleman Sellers has written about the institution in Peale’s Museum, 1784-1854: Science, Art and Adventure in the Afterglow of the American Revolution. The book is available for $14.55 from W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 500 5th Ave., New York, NY 10036.


Pennsylvania’s 28th Infantry Division, the “Keystone Division,” now has an official history entitled The First Century, A History of the 28th Division, compiled by Col. Uzal Ent and edited by Robert Grant Crist. The 256-page, illustrated work begins the story with the colonial militia and follows through to the establishment of the division and on to its centennial in 1979. The book is available for $12.50 plus tax from the publisher, Stackpole Books, Cameron and Kelker Sts., Box 1831, Harrisburg 17105.


A biography and catalogue of one of America’s most innovative early-Victorian architects, John Notman Architect, has been written by Constance M. Greiff. This 246-page study is available for $20 from the publisher, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 219 S. 6th St., Philadelphia 19106.


A catalogue of the Historic American Buildings Survey, Philadelphia Preserved, was recently released by the Temple University Press, Broad and Oxford Sts., Philadelphia 19122. Written by Richard J. Webster, this 512-page book with 127 illustrations is available for $20.


Social Expectations and Perception by Michael A. Barendse has been published by the Pennsylvania State University Press, 215 Wagner Building, University Park 16802. The study focuses on Slavic anthracite workers and how society’s perceptions of these immigrants has affected their expectations. This 69-page paperback is available from the publisher for $3.50.