John F. Watson. Annals of Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time; Being a Collection of Memoirs, Anecdotes, and Incidents of the City and its Inhabitants, and of the Earliest Settlements of the Inland Part of Pennsylvania. Enlarged by Willis P. Hazard.
Philadelphia: Leary, Stuart Co., 1927. Octavo. Three Volumes; 609 + 640 + 524 p., 74 illustrations, short indexes in first two volumes, full extended index to all volumes in volume three, textured maroon cloth over boards with black lines, gilt spine titles, liberty bell in gilt on spines with black and gilt decoration.
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 and republished in two volumes in 1842 and 1856. Willis P. Hazzard updated the work in 1879, adding the third volume. This set is a reprint of that edition. Some loose pages and staining in volume one.