BOOKS: (4) Vols History of Pennsylvania 1859-1887, 4 volumes relating to the history of Pennsylvania: William J. Buck. Local Sketches and Legends Pertaining to Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. Printed for the author. 1887. Hardcover. 5 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches. 340 pages. One of 200 copies. Inscription to Samuel J. Smedley 1887, signed by Buck. Laid in is an A.L.S. from Buck to Richard Watson dated May 28th, 1859. Publisher's cloth in plastic protective sleeve, in custom tray case with leather spine label. Brackenridge. History of the Western Insurrection in Pennsylvania, Commonly Called the Whiskey Rebellion. 1794. W. S. Haven, Pittsburgh. 1859. Hardcover. Publisher's cloth. Solid binding, darkened around edges with bumped corners. Bookplate. An Historical Account of The Old State House of Pennsylvania Now Know As The Hall of Independence. By Frank M. Etting. James Osgood, Boston. 1876. Hardcover. With numerous illustrations. Joints loose. Spine frayed at bottom. Fragments of a Psalm Book, name of John Higgins on inside cover. Lacks back cover as well as title page and other pages. Laid in is a modern note claiming Higgins (1746-1810) lived in Carlisle, moved to Chambersburg after marrying Isabelle Campbell, and may have carried this book with him during the Revolution.
Provenance: Property from the Collection of Charles E. Sigety
Notes/Literature: The late Charles E. Sigety was a renowned collector of Americana, ranging from examples of Norman Rockwell to important historic documents. A selection of his collection was sold at Christie's New York in 2016