Gresham & Wiley (1890) Cyclopedia of Westmoreland County, PA – Clark Grazier’s copy


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Gresham, John M.; Assisted By Samuel T. Wiley. Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. (Philadelphia: John M. Gresham & Co., 1890)

Quarto. 744 pages, illustrated. Hardcover. Bound in full leather stamped in blind and gilt. All edges gilt. Beautifulally printed endpapers. Binders label on reverse of FFEP.

Condition: Good. Light mustiness. Edges and hinges rubbed. Previous owner’s name on first blank page.  Binding good, but loosening with one gathering containing original owner’s entry starting to loosen. Front interior hinge cracked.  Corners of boards show wear through. Overall, a very decent copy, though slightly fragile.

Provenance: Clark Grazier, Scottsdale, PA – May 4th 1892 – whose biography can be found on page 244.

Westmoreland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. At the 2010 census, the population was 365,169. The county seat is Greensburg. Formed from, successively, Lancaster, Northumberland, and later Bedford Counties, Westmoreland County was founded on February 26, 1773, and was the first county in the colony of Pennsylvania whose entire territorial boundary was located west of the Allegheny Mountains. Westmoreland County originally included the present-day counties of Fayette, Washington, Greene, and parts of Beaver, Allegheny, Indiana, and Armstrong counties. It is named after Westmorland, a historic county of England.

Westmoreland County is included in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area. – Wikipedia