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WASHBURN, LOUIS C - Christ Church, Philadelphia; a Symposium Compiled in Connection with the Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Anniversary,

Title: Christ Church, Philadelphia; a Symposium Compiled in Connection with the Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Anniversary,
Description: Philadelphia PA: Macrae Smith Company, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Green cover with gold lettering. There is minor foxing to endpapers and a few pages toward end of book, otherwise text is clean and bright with no underlining or writing in text block or margin. There is a former owner's book label in front. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Dust has chips around edges especially at top of spine area. Excellent history of church and area. Great genealogical and historical reference. Scarce in this condition. The history of this church is rich. According to it's web page, "Christ Church, the birthplace of the American Episcopal Church, was founded in 1695 as a condition of William Pennís Charter. Known as ďThe Nationís Church,Ē it hosted members of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution and Presidents George Washington and John Adams in the first decade of the newly established Republic. Among early members were Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, Betsy Ross, John Penn (William Pennís grandson), and signers of the Constitution and of the Declaration of Independence, including Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, and Francis Hopkinson." (web page).; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages. Very Good in Good dust jacket .

Keywords: Americana History Philadelphia

Price: US$ 22.97 Seller: A Book Legacy
- Book number: 51875

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