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MEGINNESS, John Franklin.
History of the Great Island and William Dunn Its Owner, and Founder of Dunnstown.
Williamsport, PA, Gazette and Bulleting Printing House, 1894. 8vo. Contemporary or publisher's half morocco over marbled boards, spine ornamented in gilt and with two contrasting lettering-pieces, gilt-ruled double fillets; pp. [iv], 46, 175-190, 217-242, [1, advertisements]; light wear to extremities, otherwise very good. ~b~Very rare first edition in book form, a well-researched history of Dunnstown, PA and the surrounding territory. 'The following pages were first printed in The Historical Journal, a quarterly magazine published by the subscriber- running through three consecutive issues ... The book has been bound in this form for the convenience of libraries and persons ...' (preface). Meginness, after participating in the Mexican campaign in the late 1840s settled in his home state of Pennsylvania.''He became the editor of the Jersey Shore Republican, a weekly newspaper, on June 9, 1852. He then devoted himself to his new career as a journalist, which began June, 1854. He also saw the importance of preserving the local history of certain sections of Pennsylvania. Meginness undertook the writing of a pioneer history of his state. He became a writer and editor of several papers and was present at the debates between Lincoln and Douglas. John Meginness served as the managing editor of the daily Lycoming Gazette, the oldest newspaper in Lycoming County, served as city editor of the Gazette and Bulletin and later, its editor in chief. He also founded the monthly magazine, The Historical Journal' (Texas Archival Resources Online). All his books are extremely rare. COPAC lo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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