Bookshelf

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

Volume Two of The Papers of William Penn, edited by Richard S. Dunn and Mary Maples Dunn, is now available through 1he Univer­sity of Pennsylvania Press at 3933 Walnut St., Philadelphia 19104. The volume includes documents from 1680 to 1684 and can be pur­chased for $45.

 

The recently printed Lehigh Valley: An Illustrated History can be ordered through the Lehigh County Historical Society, Old Court House, Hamilton at Fifth, Allentown 18101 or Windsor Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 1500, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. This historical pub­lication contains over 200 illustrations, including 24 pages of full color photographs, with text by Karyl Lee Kibler Hall and Peter Dobkin Hall. The book retails for $24.95. Orders through the mail should add $2.50 for postage and handling.

 

Now available in local bookstores is the first comprehensive history of Philadelphia to be completed in seventy years. Written by more than twenty distinguished authors and edited by Russell F. Weigley, et al., Philadelphia: A 300-Year History, is an 846-page, lavishly illus­trated book which contains over 200 prints, drawings and photo­graphs. The $17.95 publication traces Philadelphia’s life and growth from its founding to the present.

 

The Oral Traditions Project has just produced Herald An­gels: Christmas Music in Pennsylvania 1820-1920, a record album with a booklet dedicated to holiday traditions in the Commonwealth. Herald Angels can be ordered through the Oral Traditions Project, Union County Courthouse, Second & St. Louis Sts., Lewisburg 17837. The price is $7.95, plus $1.50 for postage and handling.

 

Published by The Center for Canal History & Technology, Proceed­ings of the Canal History and Technology Symposium is a 221-page volume of papers presented at the first symposium on America’s early transportation and industrial technologies. Edited by Lance & Metz, Volume I can be purchased for $15.00 from the Center for Canal His­tory & Technology, 200 S. Delaware Dr., Box 877, Easton 18042.

 

The first book to be published on the history of Kennett Square Borough in Chester County is 190 pages in length with old and new photographic illustrations. Kennett Square, Yesterday and Today was written by Richard W. Taylor, Henrietta G. Bastalick and Janice B. Taylor and is available for $22.50 plus tax. Send orders to KNA Press Inc., 107 N. Union St., Kennett Square 19348.

 

The research and writing of ten educational historians is presented in the first of a two-volume History of Beaver County Schools. Edited by Belle Adams, the volume contains the histories of seven county school districts. Illustrating the narrated histories are many photo­graphs by William J. Bowan. Checks for $12.00 should be made pay­able to Vivian McLaughlin, treasurer, Research Center for Beaver County History, 1301 7th Ave., Carnegie Free Library, Beaver Falls 15010.

 

Two books on Pennsylvania Dutch can be ordered from C. Richard Beam, 406 Spring Dr., Millersville 17551 at $8.75 each. The first, Pennsylvania German Dictionary: English to Pennsylvania Dutch, has been completed by Professor Beam and contains approximately 10,000 English terms for which one or more equivalents are presented in Pennsylvania German. The 180-page volume also uses many dialect verbs in illustrative sentences. The second book, which has been re­printed because of its continued popularity, is Dr. J. William Frey’s A Simple Grammar of the Pennsylvania Dutch. This volume can also be purchased for $8.00 at bookstores.

 

The Golden Plough Museum Shop (The Historical Society of York County), 157 West Market St., York 17403, recently received a new shipment of York’s newest popular history, To the Setting of the Sun: The Story of York by Georg Sheets. The book retails for $19.95, plus tax.

 

Two cookbooks have been published of special interest to the Com­monwealth. The Whole Valley Cookbook (2nd ed., rev.) published by the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society, 49 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre 18701, is a blending of the concise local histories of fif­teen ethnic groups with a generous selection of recipes from their traditional cuisines. The book is available for $7 .95, plus $1.25 postage and Pa. state tax for residents. Country Cooking: Recipes From the Woman of the Rural Electric Cooperatives of Pennsylvania and New Jersey is also available from the PREA, Cookbook, Box 1266, Harrisburg 17108 for $5, plus $1 shipping and handling.

 

Westmoreland in the Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts by Those Who Served is the latest publication to be released by the Research Committee of the Westmoreland County Historical Society, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg 15601. The book, which includes the war rec­ords of six veterans, is available for $2, plus $0.75 postage and $0.12 tax, if applicable.

 

The Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Inc., 4983 S. Sedge­wick Road, Lyndhurst. OH 44124, has published its 1982 Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, which includes ma­terial on the descendants of Hessian soldiers in the American Revolu­tion. The price for the 60-page book in limited edition is $7.50. Also soon to be released is a catalog of 22 color sketches by Lewis Miller de­picting Hessians living as civilians in the York area during the early nineteenth century. Please write for additional information.

 

An 18,200-name index to the 1875 Lancaster County Atlas is now available for $8, plus a $1 mailing fee. Compiled by Lois Ann Zook, the 166-page index includes useful charts and other information. Mail orders to Lois Ann Zook, 245 North Fulton St., Strasburg 17579.

 

Churches Between the Mountains, a history of the Lutheran congre­gations in Perry County written by David Focht in 1862, has now been indexed by David Shellenberger. The 52-page index can be purchased directly from the author at Star Route, Box 33, Mifflin 17059 for $8.42.