Scranton, PA: J. A. Clark, Publisher, 1875. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #24434
236pp. Later blue cloth lettered in gold on the spine panel, original wrappers preserved. With twenty-three large, cabinet-size photographs by William H. Schurch. Originally published in parts, the work was supposed to include fifteen issues but only ten were published. According to the publisher's advertisement on the wrappers, each part contained two large photographic views (which retailed for $1 when sold separately.) Laid in are several sheets of paper, probably contemporary, with a hand-written index to the text, including a complete list of the photographs, which might indicate this copy was bound with twenty-three rather than twenty-five or twenty-six photographs as in some other copies. Among the chapters included are Colonel Zebulon Butler in Command, The Pennamite War, The Ship-Building Era, Coal -- Its Origin and Formation, Colliery -- Incidents in and around Coal-Mines, Joseph H. Scranton, Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. Front and rear hinge cracked, the first two plates and one of the leaves are loose, name and date (1874) penned on one of the wrappers. A good copy. Howes C436. ; Quarto.