Kynett, Harold H. For Better or For Worse? Rambles with Progress and Otherwise. Philadelphia: Edward Stern & Company [printer], 1949. First Edition. 
Fine in bright yellow printed paper-covered boards, cloth spine, illustrated end papers. 7 x 10 inches, light fading to spine, 136 clean pp. with color frontispiece, many b/w illustrations in pen and from photographs. Tight. Original yellow slipcase intact but with darkening to the edges and edge panels, those sections now brown.
"Written by Harold H. Kynett, with sketches by F. Wade Lane, privately printed, and issued by the Kynett family...with the Season's Greetings at Christmas, 1949."
Illustrations by photograph & artist of locations around Philadelphia that have changed over the years, with musings on the changes. Locations are compared with old, mostly 19th-century photographs to the modern landscape of 1949.
"Probably a warning rather than an apology is due the person who opens these pages. To a non-Philadelphia, the book may be dull and incomprehensible. To many a Philadelphian, it may prove to be an uncomfortable irritant. Therefore, proceed at your own discretion."