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

A new four-volume history of Indiana County is planned for publication in 1978. Written by Clarence D. Stephenson, it is to be entitled Indiana County: 175th Anniversary History. The volume will be the first book-size history of Indiana County in 65 years. Further details can be obtained by writing Indiana County History 1978, Box 176, Marion Center, Pa. 15759.


The Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society has published Lehigh Valley the Unsuspected by Richmond E. Myers. The book is an edited selection of Dr. Myers’ column “Pennsylvania the Unexpected,” written for many years for the Bethlehem Globe Times; it now appears weekly in the Allentown Sunday Call Chronicle.

The articles appearing in the book have been chosen because they relate to the general Lehigh Valley area extending from Easton northwest to Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk), and from the Blue Mountain and their gaps south to the boundaries of Northampton and Lehigh Counties with Buck County.


A history of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams and Perry Counties, by I. D. Rupp is being reprinted. A copy can be ordered by mailing $12.72 to “Rupp History,” 21 North Pitt Street, Carlisle 17013.


William H. Shank of York, a professional engineer has just republished his eighty-page book, The Amazing Pennsylvania Canals. It contains seventy-five photographs, drawings and maps. Books can be ordered at a cost of $3.50, with Pennsylvanians adding $.21 for sales tax, by writing to the American Canal and Transportation Center, 809 Rathton Rd., York 17403.