ANNALS OF A BUCKS COUNTY FAMILY, by Mary Snyder Taylor - 1940


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Annals of a Bucks County Family of Old Taylorsville, Pennsylvania

by Mary Snyder Taylor

An endearing and moving family biography. Lovingly written by his daughter, Frederic Taylor's, "Father Taylor"s life story is not only a revealing account of the Bucks County of the 19th century, through the narration of one life. It is first and foremost the proud and devoted celebration of a father who was beloved among all of his children and cherished by his family, an example of virtue for those he knew and a dignified, honest man for all. This interesting biography, full of wit and entertaining anecdotes, is made complete with a handwritten genealogy chart, in loose pages in the book, which also contains a letter from Frederic Taylor to his son from Taylorsville, dated June 15th, 1875. Notes inside on several pages and in the appendix complete this already accurate biography with a genealogical study. 300 pages. 6.25 x 9.5 inches.

Contains a genealogical chart and a letter from Frederic Taylor to his son, dated 15th of June 1875, from Taylorsville, both handwritten.

Illustrated with black & white photographs. Includes two maps of the Bucks County region as well as many ink notes in appendix, of genealogical nature.

Presumed first edition. Published by: Mary Snyder Taylor, Pennsylvania, 1940.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Volume is in very good condition with mild commensurate aging on covers, and inside from toning.
  • Green cloth covers are gently faded, and display occasional white stains on front, and a light brown stain to upper left corner of back.
  • Boards show minimal edgewear from rubbing. 
  • Lower corner of back shows a light bump.
  • Spine features text and lines in gilt, with considerable softening and some fraying to ends, as well as a 1 cm hole along front shoulder. 
  • Binding is delicate, with all pages present.
  • Front endpaper displays ink and ballpoint pen writing from previous owner. (See photos)
  • Ephemera includes a genealogy chart on lined and squared paper folded in four, and showing notable wear from tears at edges and along folds, edge creasing, and toning, as well as a letter from Frederic Taylor to his son, dated June 15th, 1875, from Taylorsville, on a line paper detached page folded in two, both handwritten. 
  • Illustration plates display mild toning and some scattered foxing, mostly marginal, and are on glossy paper.
  • Interior is gently age-toned with light occasional foxing.
  • Inside pages have a few scarce marks and notes, written in ink, ballpoint pen and pencil. (See photos) 
  • Appendix and back fep are covered with genealogical notes written in ink pen. (See photos)
  • Text block edges exhibit moderate toning with scarce staining. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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Binding: Hardcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Biography & Autobiography
Topic: Genealogy
Publisher: Mary Snyder Taylor
Year Printed: 1940
Author: Mary Snyder Taylor
Place of Publication: Pennsylvania
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