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8590 . Belding, Julie and Florence Haney. A Centennial History: College Avenue/Heritage Baptist Church, 1903-2003 .
(Annapolis): (Heritage Baptist Church), ; First printing. Quarto, Hardcover , Black & White photographs , x, 134 pages. Condition: Fine. Issued sans dust jacket.
Well researched history of this historic congregation in Annapolis. Of interest beyond the church membership for its historic photographs and community anecdotes. Bound in glossy pictorial paper over boards. Crisp.
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1984 . Cahn, Louis F. Sesqui-Centennial: the Farmers National Bank of Annapolis, 1805-1955 .
Annapolis: Farmers National Bank of Annapolis, (1955). Folio, Hardcover , Black & White photographs, cuts , 35 pages. Condition: Fine.
History of Annapolis and Maryland viewed through 150 years of operations at the local bank. Many interesting anecdotes and historic illustrations. Two pamphlets laid in: "Farmers National Bank of Maryland: A Bicentennial History;" and "Condensed Statement of Condition, Farmers National Bank" as of December 31, 1979. Bound in tan paper over boards with dark brown cloth spine, gilt-stamped title to upper board. Tattered original glassine wrapper present.
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5604 . Cahn, Louis F. Sesqui-Centennial: the Farmers National Bank of Annapolis .
Annapolis: Privately Printed, 1955. Folio, Wrappers , black & white photographs, prints , 35 pages. Condition: Very Good.
A interesting history of Annapolis and Maryland viewed through 150 years of operations at the local bank. Two color printed wraps. Stapled binding. Minor edge wear to covers.
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11493 . Carter, Mike and Julia Dray. Haunted Annapolis: Ghosts of the Capital City .
(Charleston, SC): Haunted America, (2012). Octavo, Paperback , black & white photographs , 126 pages. Condition: New.
Stories of active hauntings in Annapolis. Companion to the authors' Annapolis Ghost Tours.
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11401 . [Civil War]. Union Soldier's Letter, Postmarked U. S. General Hospital, Annapolis, February 8th, 1862 .
Annapolis: , 1862. , Manuscript . Condition: Fine.
Four page manuscript letter on colorfully patriotic stationery, written by one Joseph B. Farnam of the 8th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers from the military hospital on the Naval Academy grounds at Annapolis. Farnam is writing to a male cousin, and after some pleasantries launches into a colorful diatribe against Annapolis, its residents, its mud, its shabby houses, etc. He appears to allude to prostitution saying that on a walk through the city you would find "…a wenches head to every pane of glass in the house and as many more arround the street and if you want any thing all you have got to do is just to say so and it is all there." He describes Annapolis as "…the dirtiest and mudiest place you ever saw" where "you cant go out without getting into the mud up to your nees and such a thing as a nice house you cant find in the place." Well! Anyway, this fascinating letter is in excellent condition in a nice legible hand.
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11400 . [Civil War]. Union Soldier's Letter Home, Postmarked Camp Parole, Near Annapolis, April 11th, 1863 .
Annapolis: , 1863. , Manuscript . Condition: Near Fine.
This manuscript letter, written by a G. A. Spencer to his mother, is dated Camp Parole Near Annapolis, Md, April 11th, 1863. This would have been the site of the second parole camp in Annapolis, probably located near the head of Spa Creek. Spencer writes about trying to get his photograph taken in town, the mud preventing it, a shooting in Annapolis involving soldiers and civilians, what he had for dinner, questions his mother if she knows the whereabouts of his regiment, etc. Written in ink on a single sheet of lined paper folded to make two pages. Excellent condition.
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11430 . Cooke, William H. Witch Trials, Legends, and Lore of Maryland: Dark, Strange, and True Tales (Signed) .
[Annapolis]: Privately Printed, (2012). Octavo, Paperback , [x], 145 pages. Condition: New.
An exploration of the real history of witchcraft in early Maryland. How were accusations of witchcraft handled by the authorities? Why did Maryland not suffer the same fate as Salem in 1692? Cooke, a practicing attorney in Maryland, reviews early records, newspaper articles, and other accounts from the 17th to early 20th centuries to answer these questions while revealing Maryland's interesting witch-related history. SIGNED by Cooke on title page.
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11359 . Dowling, Walter A. History of the Severn Boat Club and the Annapolis Yacht Club Volume I 1886-1972 [with] Volume II 1973-1980 [with] By-Laws Revised January 1981 .
(S.l.): (s.n.), . Octavo, loose leaf binder , Drawings, photographs , over 200 pages. Condition: Fine.
The Annapolis Yacht Club began in the 1880s as the Severn Boat Club--an informal canoe club quartered in a shack atop an oyster pile at the foot of Duke of Gloucester Street. This is the history of the development of this preeminent American sailing club, including the history to 1972, a supplemental history from 1972-1980, club roster of members and their vessels, House Rules, and By-Laws. Loads of interesting anecdotes relating to the history of Annapolis as well. Drawings depict the evolution of the clubhouse, photographs show the club's trophies. Loose leaf pages in a three ring binder.
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7868 . Jensen, Ann. "For the Love of It!": Fifty Years of Community Theatre in Annapolis .
Annapolis: Colonial Players of Annapolis, Inc., 1998; First printing. Folio, Full cloth , Black & White photographs , viii, 112 pages. Condition: Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
A fine pictorial review of 50 seasons of productions in Annapolis, accompanied by a well written narrative history. The photographs are captioned. Includes a roster of past presidents of the company as well as a complete list of the plays performed during the period. Bound in red cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board, illustrated endpapers. Jacket has a few tiny extremity rubs.
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11431 . Kahrl, Andrew W. The Land was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South (Signed) .
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012; First American. Octavo, Hardcover , 376 pages. Condition: New. Jacket in Mylar protector.
A century ago a surprising amount of beachfront property in the Chesapeake, along the Carolina shore, and around the Gulf of Mexico was owned and populated by African Americans. Kahrl's path breaking combination of social and environmental history shows how the rise and fall of Jim Crow and the growing prosperity of the Sunbelt have transformed both communities and ecosystems along the southern seaboard.
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2145 . [Magazine]. Broad Neck Hundred, Life and Times, Spring 1977 .
Annapolis: Broad Neck Hundred, 1977. Quarto, Wrappers , Black & white photographs, illus. . Condition: Fine.
A magazine of Anne Arundel County life between the Severn and Magothy Rivers. Articles in this issue include "Napoleon's Baltimore Connection," "Maryland and the Confederacy," and "The Siege of Fort Meade." Stapled binding, printed covers. Clean and tight copy.
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7946 . [Maryland Department of Natural Resources]. Maryland Scenic Rivers: The Severn .
[Annapolis]: [Maryland DNR], ; First printing. Oblong Quarto, Wrappers , black and white photographs, maps , [iv], 73 pages. Condition: Very Good.
Fine overview of the history, natural history, and conservation concerns around the Severn River. Good bibliography. Pictorial paper covers, saddle-stapled binding. Minor extremity rubs.
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8919 . [Maryland General Assembly]. Laws Made and Passed by the General Assembly of the State of Maryland, at a Session Begun and Held at the City of Annapolis, on Monday the First Day of December, Eighteen Hundred and Twenty-three. Published by Authority .
Annapolis: J. Hughes, 1823. Octavo, Leather , 176 pages. Condition: Good.
Legislative activities for the session of 1823-1824, Samuel Stevens, Jr., Governor. The state printer, Jeremiah Hughes, has printed the year of publication incorrectly as 1823 on the title page. Notation in ink at top of title page, dated 19th February 1824. Fully indexed. Bound in leather over boards. Upper joint is split but holding securely, board extremities are rubbed, head of spine is chipped to a depth of 1/2", a few areas have a thin layer of leather peeled away. Title block on spine is missing. Text shows browning and foxing throughout, though remains completely legible.
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8918 . [Maryland General Assembly]. Laws Made and Passed by the General Assembly of the State of Maryland, at a Session Begun and Held at the City of Annapolis, on Monday the Second Day of December, Eighteen Hundred and Twenty-two. Published by Authority .
Annapolis: J. Hughes, 1822. Octavo, Leather , 148, [iv] pages. Condition: Good.
Legislative activities for the session of 1822-1823, Samuel Stevens, Jr., Governor. Fully indexed. The publication date on the title page is incorrectly given as 1822, owing, perhaps, to this being first year the laws were printed by Jeremiah Hughes. Bound in leather over boards. Lower joint is split along top 3 1/2", board extremities are rubbed, shallow chips at spine ends. Title page has some staining, interior shows minor browning and foxing throughout.
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8917 . [Maryland General Assembly]. Laws Made and Passed by the General Assembly of the State of Maryland, at a Session Begun and Held at the City of Annapolis, on Monday the Third Day of December, Eighteen Hundred and Twenty-one. Published by Authority .
Annapolis: Jehu Chandler, 1821. Octavo, Leather , 184 pages. Condition: Good.
Legislative activities for the session of 1821-1822, fully indexed. Samuel Sprigg, Esquire, was Maryland's governor during this session. A contemporary hand has (possibly the new printing contractor, Chandler) has corrected in ink the date of printing on the title page to 1822. Bound in leather over boards. Joints are split but holding securely, board extremities are rubbed, thin layer of leather is peeling in narrow strips in a few areas along edges, shallow chipping at spine ends. Title page has a 3/4" tear and associated creasing along fore edge as well as some chipping. Interior shows minor browning and foxing throughout.
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8915 . [Maryland General Assembly]. Laws Made and Passed by the General Assembly of the State of Maryland, at a Session Begun and Held at the City of Annapolis, on Monday the Sixth Day of December, Eighteen Hundred and Nineteen. Published by Authority .
Annapolis: Jonas Green, 1820. Octavo, Leather , [130 pages]. Condition: Good.
Legislative activities for the session of 1819-1820, fully indexed. Samuel Sprigg, Esquire, was Maryland's governor during this session. Bound in leather over boards. Upper joint is cracked, title label on spine is nearly gone, lower joint is split along top 2", board edges are rubbed. Interior shows browning and foxing throughout but remains completely legible.
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11397 . Mcwilliams, Jane Wilson. Annapolis, City on the Severn: A History (Signed) .
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, (2011); Second printing. Quarto, Hardcover , color & black and white illustrations , xviii, 478 pages. Condition: New. Jacket in Mylar protector.
The first real history of Maryland's capital city, carefully researched and generously footnoted. Endeavors to tell the history of Annapolis on behalf of all citizens, not just the prominent and influential. Superbly illustrated with historic photographs and reproductions, some never before published. SIGNED by McWilliams on title page. New publication.
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11056 . Merriken, John E. Annapolis and Elk Ridge [pages 16-25, 61 of The Bulletin, Volume 38, Number 6 - 1973] .
[Philadelphia]: [National Railway Historical Society], 1973. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white photographs, illus. , 63 pages. Condition: Fine.
Complete, original issue of this magazine of the National Railway Historical Society. Among the articles in this issue is John E. Merriken's history of the Annapolis & Elk Ridge Railroad. It was the A&ER Railroad that played a key role in the Civil War by delivering the first Union soldiers to the defense of Washington in April, 1861. This article remains the closest thing to a history of the A&ER Railroad yet published. Includes several interesting illustrations. Magazine is staple-bound and shows no significant wear.
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11429 . Morris, Rebecca R. (Foreword by Daniel C. Toomey). A Low, Dirty Place: The Parole Camps of Annapolis, MD 1862-1865 .
Linthicum, MD: Ann Arrundell County Historical Society, 2012; First printing. Octavo, Paperback , black & white photographs, illus. , viii, 102 pages. Condition: New.
The first book-length study of the parole camps around Annapolis during the Civil War. These camps held Union soldiers who had been captured by the Confederate Army but returned to Union custody under the ancient concept of military parole, awaiting formal exchange for equivalent Confederate POWs. Illustrated with photographs, facsimiles, drawings, etc. SIGNED by Morris on title page.
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2687 . Moss, James E[hlen]. Providence: Ye Lost Towne at Severn in Mary Land, a Documented Relation-Profusely Illustrated of those People Who Exiled from England & then Virginea, Were First to Seat on ye Severn River in Anne Arundel County Anno 1649… .
Washington, D.C.: Privately Printed, 1976; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , black & white drawings, maps , i-xxiii, 1-560, xxiv-xxvii pages. Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Subtitle continues: "…with an Account of ye Treaty with ye Susquehannock Nacon 1652, Battle of ye Severn 1655, Founding of ye Friends in America 1657, ye Great Battle Between ye Susquehannock & Iroquois Nacons 1663, Through all of which there is impleached ye true romance of Major General John Hammond and his lady Mary Howard of royal descent." Extensively researched tale of the Puritans who were exiled from Virginia by Governor Berkeley after their break with the Anglican Church. Their settlement of Providence, near Annapolis, was the first on the Severn River. Moss spent 40 years in his research but felt that few people would be interested in a presentation of the "dry facts," so he wrote the book as a story to showcase his detailed historical research. Unfortunately, most of his research has again been scattered, but this book has survived and preserves much interesting and useful data. Appendices contain information on early plantation owners, the Battle of the Severn, and a guide to the documentation for this book. Bound in grey cloth over boards with spine and upper board lettered in burgundy, endpaper maps. A few very faint brown specks to textblock edges. Crisp and apparently unread. An essential Maryland title.
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9362 . Parker, Michael P. Presidents Hill: Building an Annapolis Neighborhood. 1664-2005 (Signed) .
Annapolis: Annapolis Publishing Company, (2005); First Edition. Octavo, Paperback , black and white photographs , xii, 219 pages. Condition: New.
A lively and intensive study of this historic neighborhood in Annapolis, Maryland by one of its residents. Parker spent 10 years researching the book and gathering interviews from neighbors to compile this scholarly and delightful record.
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9319 . Pleasants, J. Hall and Howard Sill (Foreword by Robert Alan Green). Maryland Silversmiths, 1715-1830: With Illustrations of Their Silver and Their Marks and with a Facsimile of the Design Book of William Faris .
Harrison, NY: Robert Allan Green, Publisher, 1972; Limited edition. Quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, text figures , xiv, 324 pages. Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
SIGNED by publisher Robert Alan Green. The definitive study of Maryland silver with substantial biographies of the craftsmen, examples of their work, and their marks along with information on silversmith's apprentices, indentured silversmiths, and a list of watch and clock makers who did not work in silver as well as a list of those who did. This reprint of the original 1930 edition was limited to 1,000 copies. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine titles. Jacket has a few slight edge wrinkles.
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942 . Radoff, Morris L[eon]. The State House at Annapolis (Publication No. 17, Hall of Records Commission) .
Annapolis: Hall of Records Commission, 1972; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , Black & White photographs, illustrations , xiv, 128 pages. Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
A detailed and well-researched history of the nation's oldest state house still being used for its intended purpose.
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10242 . Smith, Horace Wemyss. Life and Correspondence of the Rev. William Smith, D. D., … with Copious Extracts from His Writings (Complete in two volumes) .
Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros. & Co., 1880. Quartos, Quarter cloth , engraved plates , 595 & 600 pages. Condition: Good.
Rev. Smith was the first provost of the College and Academy of Philadelphia, first president of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, secretary of the American Philosophical Society, etc. His great-grandson here presents a heavily documented and flattering account of his life. Lots of information on Smith's activities in Maryland and Philadelphia, including interesting criticisms of Benjamin Franklin. See PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #827. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with red paper sides, tissue-guarded portraits, rough-cut fore and bottom edges of textblocks, top edges gilt, spines are stamped in gilt. Endpapers cracked along inner margins in both volumes though bindings remain sturdy. Some leaves remain unopened and a few have been opened roughly. Boards have rubs, chips, and shallow bumps at edges, a few surface scuffs. Lower fore corner of upper board on volume II is bumped to 3/4 inch. Cloth at spine extremities slightly frayed.
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10238 . [Stiverson, Gregory A.]. Bicentennial Bulletin - Maryland Hall of Records .
Annapolis: Hall of Records, 1976. Quarto, Acco clipped , black and white drawings, illus. , -96 pages. Condition: Very good.
Five issues (April-August 1976) of this monthly bulletin from the Maryland Hall of Records which highlights, by month, Maryland events in the founding of the United States. Much information on Governor Robert Eden, Maryland's signers of the Declaration of Independence, committees of vigilance, the Maryland Conventions, etc. Each issue of the Bulletin is bound in printed light blue paper covers and all five issues are punched and clipped together at the spine with an Acco clip. Edges have a few minor wrinkles.
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2614 . Tilghman, Tench Francis. The Early History of St. John's College in Annapolis .
Annapolis: St. John's College Press, 1984; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & White photographs, illustrations , xv, 199 pages. Condition: Near Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Tilghman's manuscript for this history was completed in 1941, but was not published in full prior to this edition. A good history of the impact and importance of small liberal arts colleges in American life. Appendices include 'Some Notes on King William's School' and 'St. John's First Football Team.' Bound in gray cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine and upper board lettering. Prior owner bookplate on front pastedown. Jacket has a few tiny rubs.
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10491 . Toews, Rockford E. (Introduction by Edward C. Papenfuse). Lincoln in Annapolis, February 1865 (Signed) .
[Annapolis]: Maryland State Archives, 2009; First printing. Quarto, Wrappers , black & white and color illustrations, maps , 46 pages. Condition: New book.
Account of Abraham Lincoln's passage through Annapolis on his way to and from the Hampton Roads Conference where he and Secretary of State Seward met with Confederate peace commissioners to discuss a negotiated end to the Civil War. Lincoln arrived in Maryland's capital by train to catch a boat south because the ports at Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown were blocked by ice. Upon reaching the train station, and accompanied by only a valet, a single presidential guard, and the army post quartermaster who met the train, Lincoln walked about a mile through town to reach the steamboat wharf on the grounds of the Naval Academy. Almost no one saw him. Two days later he returned, this time boarding a train directly from the wharf for the return to Washington. This is the story of Lincoln's travels through Annapolis those two days in early February, the extensive research for which turned up other interesting and previously forgotten aspects of local history. For example, as Lincoln quietly walked by the Maryland State House, unbeknownst to the legislators inside, the Maryland Senate was considering the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery in the U.S. Seward had hand-delivered to the Maryland Governor the day before. Also, this project rediscovered both the proper location of the train depot in 1865 as well as the route of the military railroad tracks hastily laid through town by General Benjamin Butler in April of 1861, over which passed the first troops to reach and reinforce Washington in those tense early days of the war. Well illustrated with historic photographs, documents, prints, and maps. Substantial footnotes. Pictorial paper covers over a saddle-stapled binding.
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9953 . [Webster, Daniel (1782-1852), et al]. Speeches Delivered at a Dinner Given to the Hon. Daniel Webster by the Reform Convention of Maryland, at Annapolis, Tuesday, March 25, 1851 .
Washington: Gideon & Co., Printers, 1851. Octavo, Wrappers , 21 pages. Condition: Good.
The Reform Convention of Maryland, assembled to reform the state constitution, honored Mr. Webster for his role in the Compromise of 1850. This pamphlet contains Webster's address that evening as well as the toasts and speeches by some of Maryland's most prominent men of the day. The dinner was held at Walton's City Hotel, and Mr. and Mrs. Webster took lodgings at Mrs. Green's, opposite the State House. Printed front cover, sewn binding. Light scattered foxing inside, some silverfishing to fore edge of rear cover and last leaf, other mild cover wear.
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