Bookshelf

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

Bucks County – Photographs of Early Architecture, by Aaron Siskind, with an introduction by William Morgan, has been pub­lished for the Bucks County Historical Society.

The collection contains approximately one hundred photographs; it is a pictorial history of Bucks County buildings that existed in the 1940’s when Siskind employed his fixed-lens Voightlaner Avis camera.

The book is available at the Mercer Museum Shop, Pine Street, Doylestown, at $12.95. Persons are requested to phone the Museum Shop (348-4373) for information about mail orders.

 

The Eleutherian Mills Historical Library of Wilmington, Del., has published an eighteen-page brochure about the holdings of its Pic­torial Collections Dept. Copies of the brochure may be obtained by writing to Daniel T. Muir, curator of Pictorial Collections. E leutherian Mills Historical Library, Wilmington, Del. 19807.

 

The Cumberland County Historical Society is reproducing Rupp’s History of Dauphin, Cumberland, Adams, Franklin, Bedford and Perry Counties.

The reprint contains exactly the 600 pages of the original 1846 edition but will have added to it an index with 10,000 entries, com­piled by John Fralish, Jr. of the society.

Orders will be processed at Cumberland County Historical So­ciety. After March 15 [1975] the price will be $15.00 for any extra copies purchased by the society for re-sale.

 

Birth of Forestry in America, a reprint of the long out-of-print classic, The Biltmore Story by Carl A. Schenck, is available in hardback ($10.95) or paperback ($4.50) from the Forest History Socie­ty, P.O. Box 1581, Santa Cruz, Cal. 95061, or the Appalachian Con­sortium, 407 E. Howard Street, Boone, N.C. 28607. Add $.75 to cover mailing and handling.

 

The book 1872 Fayette County, Pennsylvania Landowners Atlas is for sale by the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society at $9.00. Add $1.00 for mailing and make checks payable to the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society. Send orders to: Ms. Elizabeth Wall, 310 Scotia Street, Pittsburgh, 15205.

 

Copies of the reprinted Stocker’s History of Susquehanna County are available at the Susquehanna County Library, Montrose. This is the second county history to be reprinted by the Susque­hanna County Historical Society.

 

McKnight’s History of Jefferson County, by William J. McKnight, M.D., published by J. H. Beers Co., Chicago in 1917, is being re­printed as a two-volume set including a new surname index of over 2400 names. The set can be ordered by sending a check or money order for $35.00 (Pennsylvania residents must add $2.10 sales tax) to Troy Genealogical Research Associates. P.O. Box 264, Summer­ville, Pa. 15864. Volume I isa historical work and contains 516 pages, Volume II is entirely genealogy and biography and contains 701 pages. (The surname index is for Volume II only).