Two Books DAS SIEBENTHAL REVISITED : TALES of the PEOPLE of SEVEN VALLEYS of PENNSYLVANIA + DAS SIEBENTHAL TALES **Both SIGNED & INSCRIBED** Association Copies
DAS SIEBENTHAL REVISITED: TALES of the PEOPLE of the SEVEN VALLEYS of PENNSYLVANIA, by Armand Gladfelter. Published by Mehl Ad-Associates, York, Pennsylvania, .
DAS SIEBENTHAL TALES, by Armand Gladfelter. Published by Mehl Ad-Associates, York, Pennsylvania, .
TWO VOLUMES being sold together.
Both volumes are SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR on the front free endpaper. One volume also signed by Dorothy Henry Gladfelter, the author's wife.
Das Siebenthal Revisited is INSCRIBED: "To our pastor / Rev. Joseph Hilbert / St. Rose of Lima Church / York, Penna. / Oct. 4 - 1981 / Armand Gladfelter / Dorothy Henry Gladfelter".
Das Siebenthal Tales is INSCRIBED: "To Rev. Joseph Hilbert / Armand Gladfelter".
Hardcovers, red cloth covered boards titled in gilt on the front cover and spine, 6x9 inches, 473 and 265 pages respectively.
Both volumes are Ex-Library and have library ink stamps on the front and rear endpapers, a shelving number written on the front free endpaper, and a card pocket on the rear free endpaper. There is a "Withdrawn" stamp on the card pocket of both volumes, and the library ink stamps on the front free endpapers have been covered with a blank white mailing label.
Ex-lib aside the books are in GOOD condition, the covers have the ghost of a sticker at the bottom of the spine and at the bottom margin of the front cover, there is sunning to the spines, and a bit of shelf wear to the bottom edges; there is light soiling to the page edges; internally the pages are tight, bright, clean and clear. Very presentable copies, even being ex-lib.
RARE set of the two books. Das Siebenthal Revisited is especially scarce.
About ARMAND GLADFELTER and DOROTHY HENRY GLADFELTER (from a 2017 article in the York Dispatch):
******A former Seven Valleys couple left millions after their deaths to help local students attend York College. Dorothy and Armand Gladfelter's bequest is providing more than $3.2 million to fund scholarships for York County students.
Armand Gladfelter was president of A.C. Henry Inc. for 17 years and a vice president of the Spring Grove Area school board. He was also a well known local historian who wrote books on the Seven Valleys Area.
Dorothy Gladfelter served as president of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association and was a member of the York Historical Society. She taught piano for 72 years.
Armand Gladfelter died in 1998 at age 83. Dorothy Gladfelter died in 2016 at age 98.
"The Gladfelters were York County people, born and bred, and loved everything about it, including York College," said Bob Iosue, former president of York College. "The level of their bequest is an expression of their love of York County."******
About Rev. Joseph Hilbert, to whom the books are inscribed: (from a 2012 article in the LNP - a Lancaster Newspaper):
******Joseph Hilbert, 85, a priest at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, said he never thought of taking another path in life. He attended St. Charles College at age 16, then went on to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia.
Hilbert, who recently celebrated 60 years of ordination, was a principal for 10 years at Lebanon Catholic High School. He then moved to Bishop McDevitt in Harrisburg for three years. He worked with migrant Mexican farm workers from 1981 until 2002, when he retired at age 75 and came back to St. Joseph's, his home parish, to be close to his family.******
So much love for York County and Seven Valleys!
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