Harrisburg, Pa: Clarence M. Busch, 1896. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good. Item #13240
Beautiful 1st Edition set of this seminal 19th-century history of the forts of early Pennsylvania.
Rebound in modern burgundy Morocco with gilt titling to spines, this set is profusely illustrated with full-color maps, many being large fold-outs, as well as full-color illustrations of important outposts now lost to modern civilization.
These forts provided much needed security and a lifeline to civilization back east to surrounding regions continually under threat of Indian attack and proved to be vitally important during the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolution.
This set consists of Volume I, "The Indian Forts of the Blue Mountains" and Volume II, "The Frontier Forts of Western Pennsylvania". Important outposts covered include Fort Duquesne, Fort Pitt, Fort Ligonier, Presque Isle, Zeller Fort, Fort Northkill and dozens and dozens more.
All in all, this important set includes 63 maps, sites and plans (60 in color); 8 large folding maps (7 in color); and 30 plates (27 in color), an invaluable reference.
Square tight bindings. Professionally rebound, with some expert paper repairs to some maps and pages.