John F. Watson. Annals of Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time.
Philadelphia: John Pennington and Uriah Hunt, 1844. Octavo. 2 vols. Period binding. Wood engravings by T. H. Mumford. Inscribed by William S. Vaux (likely not the renowned mineralogist). Clippings from local newspapers 1853-1908 pasted or folded in. Howes: Usiana, W-169.
John Fanning Watson (1779-1860) was cashier of the Bank of Germantown and secretary/treasurer of the Germantown and Norristown Railroad. He had a lifelong interest in the history of Philadelphia and Germantown, publishing the single volume first edition of the Annals in 1830, which he revised, enlarged and republished in this two volume set in 1844.