Brecht, Samuel Kriebel. The Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families; Seekers of Religious Liberty who Fled from Silesia to Saxony and thence to Pennsylvania in the years 1731 to 1737. New York: Printed for The Board of Publication of the Schwenkfelder Church, Pannsburg, Pennsylvania, by Rand McNally & Company, 1923. First Edition. 
Brown cloth with dark red titles, 11 x 8 inches, xx., 1752 clean pp., 142 b/w plates, tight. Chipped at the spine ends with some loss of title letters. soil/smudges to covers. Ex historical society library with white ink call numbers base of spine, ink name stamp in several places, pencil call numbers. Never had a card pocket or modern library matter. US Fair. Hardcover.
Typed letter on The American Preserve Co. letterhead dated March 4, 1929, signed by Wayne C. Meschter tipped in at front. He offers to donate this volume to the Presbyterian Historical Society, from whom we purchased it in a lot of Pennsylvania material.
An enormous reference on the history of the Schwenkfelder church and the geneaologies of the families that emigrated to America in the 1730's. Early settlers kept diaries and record books, and in the late 19th century there was a revival of interest amongst the church that resulted in many ancient records being found and secured. Their study enabled the production of this work.