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11393 . Beckles, Frances N. 20 Black Women: A Profile of Contemporary Black Maryland Women (Signed) .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1978; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , Black & White photographs , xiv, 146 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     Includes profiles of Victorine Q. Adams, Edna O. Campbell, Weptanomah W. Carter, Phyllis Blanks Douglass, Lena King Lee, Vivian E. Washington, and several others. Concludes with a section of poems by black women. INSCIRBED and SIGNED in year of publication inside front cover. Prior owner name marked out at top of half title. Couple of faint spots to front cover, slight sunning to spine.  

Book #11393
$45.00    order or inquire Maryland African American Signed By Author Womens Studies Feminism Race Relations Poetry Baltimore

2646 . Bodine, A[ldine]. Aubrey. The Face of Maryland .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Bodine & Associates, Inc., (1961); First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , Black & White photographs , 144 pages. Condition: Fine in a Good, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     A spectacular collection of over 230 photographs by Maryland's most renowned photographer. Bound in pictorial cloth over boards with cartoon illustrated endpapers by Richard Q. Yardley. Slight rubs at binding extremities. Dust jacket has a 5" tear extending from top edge of upper joint fold into front jacket panel, otherwise only minor wear. Lovely copy.  

Book #2646
$35.00    order or inquire MARYLAND Photography Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Americana Sunpapers Eastern Shore Watermen Photographs

7741 . Bornholdt, Laura (Edited by Vera Brown Holmes, Hans Kohn, and Sidney R. Packard). Baltimore and Early Pan-Americanism: A Study in the Background of the Monroe Doctrine (Smith College Studies in History, Volume XXXIV) .
Click for larger imageNorthampton, MA: Smith College, 1949. Octavo, Wrappers , viii, 152 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     Bornholdt examines Baltimore's public sentiments toward Latin America in the era between the Revolution and the Monroe Doctrine, hoping to find clues to the sudden rise of nationalism and decline of Pan-Americanism in the United States as a whole in the mid-19th century. Bound in plain brown printed covers. A few shallow edge wrinkles to cover edges, a few scattered embossed prior owner monograms. Clean and sound.  

Book #7741
$25.00    order or inquire Maryland Monroe Doctrine Latin America Propaganda Mexican independence War With Mexico Pan-Americanism panama

4155 . Brewer, James H. Fitzgerald. History of the 175th Infantry (Fifth Maryland) (Signed) .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: War Records Division, Maryland Historical Society, 1955; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & White photographs, maps , [xii], 366 pages. Condition: Fine. No dust jacket.
     A comprehensive record of the State's oldest military unit--the 5th Maryland Infantry of Baltimore. This unit was redesignated the 175th Infantry just before World War II. Includes all wars fought from the Revolution to World War II. Appendices include regimental insignia, customs and traditions, citations, commanders, and more. SIGNED by Brewer on front free endpaper. Bibliography, notes. One of an edition of 750 in the first printing. Bound in slate-blue cloth over boards with gilt-lettered spine and upper board. Unit insignia in gilt, red, white, and black on upper board. No significant wear. Original clear plastic wrapper is present but with a few edge tears.  

Book #4155
$175.00    order or inquire Maryland Military history American Revolution Soldiers Infantry Genealogy Baltimore Unit History Regimental History

1347 . Chapelle, Howard Irving. The Baltimore Clipper: Its Origin and Development .
Click for larger imageNew York: Bonanza Books, [1976?]; Reprint. Quarto, Quarter cloth , Black & white prints, scaled drawings , xii, 192 pages. Condition: Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     A thorough study of this "rakish topsail schooner" which first appeared during the American Revolutionary war. The design was fast and light, yet suitable for handling guns, and thus soon became popular with pirates, privateers, and slave traders. Includes 48 drawings and plans. Appendix includes tables of length and proportion of masts, yards, booms, etc. from "The Masting of Ships, and Mast Making," John Fincham, London, 1829. Bound in green paper over boards with blue cloth spine, gilt stamped spine lettering. Jacket has some minor edge wear, including a 1" angular tear at top edge of lower joint fold.  

Book #1347
$25.00    order or inquire Historic Vessels Seamanship Boatbuilding Vessels Design Schooners Clippers Ships Pirates

6639 . [Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Companies]. The C. and P. Call [Volume XVI - January, 1945 - December, 1945] .
Click for larger image[Washington, D.C.]: Information Department of the C&P Telephone Compan [1945]. Square sixteenmo, Full cloth , black & white photographs, illus. , [ca. 50 pages]. Condition: Very Good.
     Interesting collection of all four editions of the monthly newsletters issued with the telephone bills from C&P for the year 1945. The four editions for each month went to subscribers in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Though mostly identical there are occasional regional content differences. Many interesting war related tidbits and telephone usage hints for the homefront. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with decorated endpapers, stamped title to spine, stamped lettering and border to upper board. Pages and textblock edges browned, hinges sound.  

Book #6639
$25.00    order or inquire Companies C&P Telephone Telephone Companies Washington, DC Baltimore Chesapeake and Potomac Company history World War II homefront

10135 . Cole, Anna. Methodism in Old Waverly and Its Environment (Signed) .
Click for larger image(Baltimore): (Day Printing Company), 1933; First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , black and white photographic plates , [ii], 107 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     History of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the north Baltimore neighborhood of Waverly. The church was founded by Dr. A. W. Rudisill in 1871. This charming narrative is filled with anecdotes about the church and the neighborhood in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many names are mentioned, making it an interesting genealogical reference. Includes a list of pastors, their time at the church, their annual salary, etc. Chapters on the Waverly Spelling Club and the Boy Scout Troop at Waverly. SIGNED by Anna Cole at top edge of front free endpaper. Uncommon Baltimore title. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with upper board titled in gilt. Light rubs to extremities, head of spine has a touch of fraying, spine faintly faded, a few minor spots to upper board. Clean and sound with solid hinges.  

Book #10135
$150.00    order or inquire Maryland History Maryland Church Waverly Rudisill Genealogy Baltimore Neighborhoods Author Religion Signed

11430 . Cooke, William H. Witch Trials, Legends, and Lore of Maryland: Dark, Strange, and True Tales (Signed) .
Click for larger image[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.  

Book #11430
$10.00    order or inquire Witchcraft and Spells Annapolis Signed By Author Maryland Lawyers prosecution Supernatural Baltimore

10542 . Einstein, Jacob, Jr. "The Story Runneth Thus" .
Click for larger imageCatonsville, MD: Vestry of St. Timothy's Protestant Episcopal Churc 1944; First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , black and white photographic plates , xi, 12-85 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     History of St. Timothy's Church in Catonsville, Maryland. Though he is not named in this history, this is the church where John Wilkes Booth was baptized in 1853. There is biographical and anecdotal information on the rector who baptized him--Dr. Libertus Van Bokkelen--as well as information about the attached military boarding school attended by Booth where he met future Lincoln assassination conspirator, Samuel B. Arnold. Includes a list of memorials to be found at St. Timothy's. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with upper board stamped in gilt, red endpapers. Mild rubs to exterior, light browning to last couple of leaves.  

Book #10542
$35.00    order or inquire Maryland Abraham Lincoln John Wilkes Booth Episcopal catonsville Baltimore Libertus Van Bokkelen boarding school wade hampton

10063 . Freeman, Roland L. The Arabbers of Baltimore .
Click for larger imageCentreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, (1989); First printing. Quarto, Wrappers , Black & White photographs , xiv, 176 pages. Condition: Fine.
     Noted documentary photographer captures the vanishing way of life of Baltimore's mysteriously named horsecart vendors. Arabbers are primarily African American produce vendors who travel Baltimore's neighborhoods selling their goods from horsedrawn carts. Freeman himself was an arabber in his youth and here has compiled the definitive work on these "outsiders." Good bibliography. Bound in glossy pictorial covers.  

Book #10063
$75.00    order or inquire Maryland American Maryland Baltimore African Street Vendors Ghetto Folklore Arabbers Nomadic Poverty

2192 . Gillmer, Thomas C[harles]. Pride of Baltimore: the Story of the Baltimore Clippers, 1800-1990 .
Click for larger imageCamden: International Marine, (1992); First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , black & white photographs, drawings , xiv, 226 pages. Condition: Fine in a Near Fine, Price Clipped Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     The whole story of the fast, weatherly, and beautiful Baltimore clippers. Developed on Maryland's Eastern Shore, this highly influential ship type inspired the great age of clipper ships. Gillmer designed the replica schooner "Pride of Baltimore," and here gives the true story of her tragic loss at sea in 1986. Bound in green textured paper over boards with gilt spine lettering. Light rubs at spine ends. Jacket has a few shallow edge wrinkles at head of spine.  

Book #2192
$25.00    order or inquire Maryland Clipper ships War of 1812 U.S. Navy Shipbuilding Eastern Shore Nautical & Maritime Schooners Shipwrecks

7244 . Greene, Suzanne Ellery. Baltimore: an Illustrated History .
Click for larger imageWoodland Hills, CA: Windsor Publications, Inc., (1980); First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , Black & whte and color phtogpraphs and illustrat , x, 325 pages. Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Explores a wide range of topics in Baltimore's history through text and photographs. Lots of information on the Carrolls, William Fell, and other prominent figures in the founding of the city. Showcases the whole story of Baltimore's evolution and continuing development. Bound in dark brown cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt, tan endpapers. Shallow bump at head of spine. Jacket has edge chips and closed tears, but no significant loss.  

Book #7244
$25.00    order or inquire Maryland Baltimore Daniel Carroll Charles Carroll Railroads Maryland politics William Fell Fell'S Point Americana

7645 . [Hamilton, George Heard, et al]. Handbook of the Collection [of the Walters Art Gallery] .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Walters Art Gallery, (1936); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & white photographs, floor plans , 176 pages. Condition: Good. No dust jacket.
     The book opens with a brief history of these collections formed by southern railroad magnate William T. Walters and his son, Henry Walters. The collections were begun when the elder Walters' secession sympathies obliged him to go abroad during the Civil War, and they were expanded and perfected by the son in later years. The majority of the book consists of illustrations of the pieces held by the museum accompanied by text written by the staff member expert in that particular phase of art. There is a folded brochure from 1942 laid in which describes the gallery and notes that some "thirty-five hundred objects have been evacuated to safer places for the duration of the War." Bound in rust-colored cloth over boards with black spine and upper board titles and black topstain. Some fading to cloth at edges of boards, minor extremity bumps, foxing inside and to laid in brochure. Uncommon in hardcover.  

Book #7645
$50.00    order or inquire Collections: Galleries Baltimore Henry Walters William T. Walters Walters Gallery Illuminated manuscripts Sculpture Museums Collections

11455 . Hanaford, Phebe A. with an Introduction by Joseph H. Hanaford. The Life of George Peabody; Containing a Record of Those Princely Acts of Benevolence… .
Click for larger imageBoston: B. B. Russell, 1870; First Edition. Octavo, Original cloth , black and white plates , 308 pages + ads. Condition: Near fine.
     title continues thus: "…which entitle him to the esteem and gratitude of all friends of education and the destitute, both in America, the land of his birth, and in England, the land of his death." Bound in dark green cloth over bevelled boards ruled in blind, with spine titled and ornamented in gilt, facsimile signature of Peabody stamped in gilt on upper board, dark brown endpapers, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait. This copy bears a few oval stamps from the Peabody Library. Minor rubs to extremities, one signature slightly pulled, otherwise straight and sound.  

Book #11455
$25.00    order or inquire Business People Philanthropy Baltimore Charity Businessmen Wealth

10193 . Hill, Harry W. Maryland's Colonial Charm, Portrayed in Silver .
Click for larger image(Baltimore): Privately Printed, 1938; First printing. Quarto, Original cloth , black and white photographic plates , xviii, 269 pages. Condition: Very good.
     The full account of the design and execution of Maryland's official state silver service, along with descriptions and background details of each of the 200 scenes of Maryland history depicted thereon. The service was commissioned in 1904 to be presented to the armored cruiser U. S. S. Maryland, and was designed and wrought by Samuel Kirk and Sons, Inc., silversmiths in Baltimore since 1815. The set was transferred to the battleship Maryland when she was commissioned in 1921, was put into storage during World War II, and is now on permanent loan back to the State of Maryland until such time as there is another U. S. Navy ship named "Maryland. " Nice copy of this scarce book. Bound in blue cloth over boards with dulled and darkened gilt spine titling. Shallow chips to head and heel of spine, touch of fading to spine, slight foxing to first few leaves, small embossed initials of prior owner at top fore corner of front free endpaper.  

Book #10193
$75.00    order or inquire Maryland Arts Art Maryland Annapolis Anne Arundel County Samuel Kirk Sons Inc Silversmiths Battleships Uss Maryland Decorative Governor Warfield Signed

6471 . Keidel, George C. (Edited and Annotated by Ed H. Parkison). Colonial History of Catonsville .
Click for larger imageCatonsville, MD: American Bicentennial Committee of Catonsville, (1983); Second printing. Quarto, Full cloth , black & white photographs, prints, drawings and , [viii], 188 pages. Condition: Very Good. No dust jacket.
     Well researched local history of the village of Catonsville, near Baltimore. Focuses on the pre-Revolutionary period and gathers many interesting facts, anecdotes, and genealogical threads from a variety of scattered sources. Originally published in 1944 as "Early Catonsville and the Caton Family." Appendices include information on early Quakers in Maryland, Baltimore County land grants south of the Patapsco River, family names on Hunting Ridge, a section of maps and plats, etc. This is copy #375 in a second printing of the Bicentennial Edition limited to 500 copies. Tan cloth over boards with gilt stamped lettering on dark brown title blocks on spine and upper board, endpaper maps. Shallow edge wrinkles at spine ends.  

Book #6471
$100.00    order or inquire Maryland Baltimore County Hunting Ridge Richard Caton Colonial History Genealogy Americana Charles Carroll Local Histories

7128 . [Kent, Frank R. and John W. Jones]. The Maryland Almanac Vol. I, No. 1, Baltimore, January 1, 1917 .
Click for larger image(Baltimore): (s.n.), (1917); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & white illustrations , 290 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     The inaugural issue of this almanac which replaced the respected "Sun Almanac" when the latter ended a 40 year run in 1916. Compendium of political and general data and facts about Baltimore and Maryland, along with many wonderful local advertisements. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with black stamped spine and boards. Gilt-stamped prior owner name at top edge of upper board. Some minor edge rubbing, a bit of scattered foxing inside. Nice bright copy.  

Book #7128
$35.00    order or inquire Maryland Almanacs Baltimore agricultural data political statistics tide tables Government Trade Organizations Political Parties

7129 . [Kent, Frank R. and John W. Jones]. The Maryland Almanac Vol. I, No. 4, Baltimore, January 1, 1920 .
Click for larger image(Baltimore): (s.n.), (1920); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & white illustrations , 143 pages. Condition: Very good.
     This almanac replaced the respected "Sun Almanac" when that annual volume ended a 40 year run in 1916. Compendium of war, political and general data and facts about Baltimore and Maryland, along with many wonderful local advertisements. Inscribed "Compliments of / the Editors" on first blank page. Names every government official from [then] governor Albert C. Ritchie down to local officials, along with their political affiliation, term of service, etc. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with black stamped spine and boards. Some minor edge rubbing, a bit of scattered foxing inside. A few light scuffs on upper board. Attractive copy.  

Book #7129
$35.00    order or inquire Maryland Almanacs Baltimore agricultural data political statistics tide tables Sun almanac Trade Organizations Political Parties

10994 . Marine, William M[atthew]. (1843-1904). The Relations of Maryland to the Union During the Late Civil War. Her Soldiers in the Federal Service Her True Representatives in that Crisis. Oration by William M. Marine, on Memorial Occasion, May 30, 1889, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery… .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: James & Hanzsche, Book and Job Printers, 1889. Octavo, Original wrappers , 12 pages. Condition: Fine.
     Marine was a prominent Baltimore attorney and Republican stump speaker of the day. In this 1889 Memorial Day address he argues that Maryland's true attitude during the Civil War was pro-Union, making his case by relating the stories of some of her Union soldiers, including that of John W. Wilson and his four brothers from Baltimore County. Bound in pale blue paper printed wraps over a stitched binding. A few tiny extremity rubs.  

Book #10994
$75.00    order or inquire Maryland US Civil War John W. Wilson Ravenswood Thomas H. Hicks Augustus Bradford Baltimore County Soldiers Orations

9956 . [Mathews, Edward Bennett, et al]. Maryland Geological Survey: Baltimore County .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1929. Quarto, Original cloth , Photographs, maps, charts , [ii], 420 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     Detailed report on the geography of Baltimore County, Maryland, including large scale topographical, geological, and agricultural soil maps. Many of these maps are colored, many of the maps and charts are folded in the text. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt. Prior owner name penned on front free endpaper. Fore corners have bumps, a few pages inside have corner creases, binding extremities show mild rubs. Clean and sound overall.  

Book #9956
$45.00    order or inquire Maryland Maryland Baltimore County Geology Minerals Soil Maps Charts Natural Resources

2246 . Newell, E. T. and J. M. Miller. Directory Building and Loan Associations of Baltimore, Maryland and Vicinity .
Baltimore: E. T. Newell & Co., Inc., 1937; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , [iv], 154 pgs.. Condition: Fine.
     Also contains an outline of requirements for converting a State-Chartered Association into a Federal savings & loan association. Presentation inscription on front pastedown: 'Presented to / John R. Wilkins, Esq. / Compliments of E. T. Newell / and John M. Miller.' Alphabetical listing of the associations, with addresses, principal officers, hours of meeting, etc. Salmon colored cloth over boards with blind embossed border on both boards, gilt stamped lettering on maroon label on spine. A few faint areas of soil to lower board. Tight copy. No significant wear.  

Book #2246
$12.00    order or inquire MARYLAND Banking Financial Lenders Loans 1930s Housing Baltimore Banks

7705 . Parks, Z[adoc]. Townsend, Jr. (Editor-in-Chief). The 1931 Hullabaloo [of Johns Hopkins University] .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Senior Class, Johns Hopkins University, [1931]. Quarto, Hardcover , black & white and color illustrations , [323 pages]. Condition: Near Fine.
     The yearbook of the class of 1931 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Packed with photos, biographical sketches of the senior class, scenes of campus life, rosters and activities of fraternities, athletic teams, societies, etc. Lots of wonderful Art Deco style illustrations and ornamentation. Bound in dark blue leather textured cloth over boards with blind and gilt-stamped spine and upper board, decorated endpapers. Tiny extremity rubs. Clean and bright, no prior ownership marks.  

Book #7705
$30.00    order or inquire Yearbooks and Annuals Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Higher Education 1930S Art Deco Graphic Arts Colleges Universities

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 .
Click for larger imageHarrison, 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.  

Book #9319
$175.00    order or inquire Maryland Silver Thomas Sparrow William Faris Annapolis Baltimore John Inch William Ball Colonial Era

7511 . Randall, James Ryder. Maryland, My Maryland and Other Poems .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: John Murphy Company, (1908); First printing. Duodecimo, Full cloth , Frontispiece portrait , 180 pages. Condition: Fine.
     James Ryder Randall, a native Marylander, was a 22 year-old teacher living in New Orleans when the Civil War broke out in 1861. His sympathies were definitely with the South, and his inspiration for "Maryland, My Maryland" sprang from his outrage upon learning that Union troops had been marched through Baltimore en route to Washington. Oliver Wendell Holmes described the title poem as the greatest war song of any nation, and it was declared Maryland's official state song in 1939. Many other fine Civil War era poems in the collection as well, including "The Battle Cry of the South," "Our Confederate Dead," "At Fort Pillow," "At Arlington," etc. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine and upper board, blind-stamped border rules, top edge gilt. Slight extremity rubs. Gilt remains bright.  

Book #7511
$250.00    order or inquire Maryland US Civil War Confederacy state songs Poetry Poems battle cry Oliver Wendell Holmes Baltimore

11228 . Randall, Jas [James]. R[yder]. (1839-1908), Music by P. P. W. The Popular Camp Song Maryland, [My] Maryland: A Patriotic Song [cover title] .
Click for larger imageNew Orleans: P. P. Werlein & Halsey, (1862). Folio, Sheet music , [3 pages]. Condition: Near Fine.
     Early Confederate imprint of one of the South's most popular songs during the Civil War. Randall, a native Marylander living in New Orleans, was inspired by his outrage over Union troops firing on civilians in the streets of Baltimore in the first days of the war as they tried to reach and defend the capital at Washington. Contains 9 verses of lyrics in all. Confederate copyright statement at bottom of first page. This became the official state song of Maryland in 1939, though the lyrics refer to Abraham Lincoln as a tyrant and a despot, and the Union as "Northern scum." Excellent condition overall with some light browning, a couple of faint creases, a few very short edge tears, and a couple of small holes. Hinged with new cloth. Quite scarce.  

Book #11228
$500.00    order or inquire US Civil War Baltimore Abraham Lincoln Confederacy sheet music Ephemera New Orleans Philip P. Werlein Lyrics

7297 . Rodricks, Dan (Edited by Judith Dobler). Mencken Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Tales of Baltimore In The 1980s (Inscribed) .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Galileo Press, 1989; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , xvi, 238 pages. Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     A collection of columns written for the Sunpapers. Rodricks writes with affection about Baltimore and his stories focus on the "nobodies." INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Rodricks on front free endpaper. The inscription is to renowned cellist Stephen Kates. Bound in brick-red cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine lettering. A few tiny rubs at extreme edges of spine. Jacket has a couple of tiny edge wrinkles.  

Book #7297
$30.00    order or inquire Maryland Baltimore William Donald Schaefer Stephen Kates Inner Harbor Cities revitalization inner city

11304 . Rukert, Norman G. The Port: Pride of Baltimore .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Bodine & Associates, Inc., 1982; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, illus. , 158 pages. Condition: Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Excellent history of the Port of Baltimore, illustrated throughout with photographs and old prints. A fitting companion to Rukert's other portside histories of Fells Point, Federal Hill, and Canton. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with silver foil stamped spine and upper board, tan endpapers. Jacket has some shallow edge wrinkles at head of spine.  

Book #11304
$35.00    order or inquire Maryland Baltimore Inner Harbor shipping Fort Mchenry Dr. John Stevenson Charles Reeder Alum Chime disaster old bay line

6385 . Rukert, Norman G. The Fells Point Story .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Bodine & Associates, Inc., 1976; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , b&w photographs and illustrations , 114 pages. Condition: Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     The interesting maritime history of this famous Baltimore community, illustrated with anecdotes and details of life and many historic photographs, prints, and facsimiles. Contains a brief bibliography. Bound in dark teal cloth over boards with silver foil stamped titles to spine and upper board, blue endpapers. Jacket has a few tiny extremity rubs.  

Book #6385
$35.00    order or inquire Maryland Historic Baltimore Maritime Baltimore Harbor Edward Fell William Fell Jones Town 18th Century shipping

7775 . Rukert, Norman G. Federal Hill: a Baltimore National Historic District .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Bodine & Associates, Inc., 1980; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , black & white photographs, maps, illus. , 105 pages. Condition: Near Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     History of this prominent Baltimore landmark and surrounding neighborhood which has played many roles in both Maryland and U.S. history. Well illustrated with historic photographs. Bound in cinnamon-colored brown cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board, brown endpapers. Cloth binding shows some minor extremity rubs. Jacket has a small chip at head of spine, some short closed edge tears with associated creases, and some mild edge rubs.  

Book #7775
$35.00    order or inquire Maryland Port of Baltimore Chesapeake Bay shipping Inner Harbor Fortifications Nautical & Maritime Benjamin Butler US Civil War

7748 . Sharkey, Robert P. Johns Hopkins: Centennial Portrait of a University .
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1975; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & White photographs, illustrations , [iv], 97 pages. Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     The book covers the first century of Johns Hopkins University, with the focus being on the school in the 1950s and 1960s. An unused Johns Hopkins Alumni Association window decal is laid in. Bound in black cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine lettering, which is somewhat darkened. Jacket has a small chip at top of lower joint fold and a closed, 1.25" tear at bottom edge of front panel.  

Book #7748
$12.00    order or inquire Maryland Baltimore Johns Hopkins Quakers Higher Education Philanthropy Applied Physics Laboratory Space program Milton S. Eisenhower

7247 . Spatz, Don and A. Aubrey Bodine. Look at it This Way .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Bodine & Associates, Inc., 1975; First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , black & white photographs by Bodine , Not paginated. Condition: Fine.
     A book of essays based on Spatz's radio commentaries on WBAL in Baltimore, with lovely photographs by A. Aubrey Bodine accompanying. Bound in pictorial paper over boards. Clean and bright.  

Book #7247
$19.00    order or inquire Maryland A. Aubrey Bodine Photography WBAL Radio Baltimore commentators Commentary Essays

9327 . Stansbury, Henry D. Maryland's 117th Trench Mortar Battery in the World War 1917-1919, Rainbow (42nd) Division .
Click for larger image(Baltimore): (Maryland Chapter Rainbow Division Veterans), (1942); First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, lithographs , xvi, 142 pages. Condition: Good.
     History of this unit, composed entirely of men from Baltimore, which fought in every sizable battle of World War I. Illustrated with tissue-guarded photographs and striking full-page lithographs and occasional margin illustrations. The illustrations are by a member of the unit, Clinton C. Davison. One of the photographs shows Gen. Douglas MacArthur receiving a decoration from Gen. Pershing. Includes a roster of the unit, decorations received, etc. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt, decorated endpapers. Rubs along joints and at extremities, mild soil to exterior. Last 15 pages show a shallow water tide mark to top fore corners. Hinges not cracked, sound copy.  

Book #9327
$100.00    order or inquire WW1 world war I Unit History Baltimore Clinton C. Davison Rainbow Division France National Guard Chapmagne-Marne defensive

7351 . Thomas, Dawn F. and Robert Barnes. The Green Spring Valley, Its History and Heritage (Complete in 2 volumes): Volume I, A History, Historic Houses; and Volume II, Genealogies .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1978; First printings. Quartos, Full cloth , black & white photographs, illus., maps , over 600 pages. Condition: Very good in good dust jackets. Jackets in Mylar protectors.
     Comprehensive history and genealogy of the Green Spring Valley north of Baltimore, Maryland. Lots of information on the area's land grants, early settlers, economic development, religious development, educational development, as well as information on dozens of specific historic houses and detailed genealogies of local families. The authors have gathered and sifted an incredible amount of information to produce this monumental work, including published and unpublished memoirs, interviews, private papers of local families, and other primary sources such as contemporary newspapers, vestry minutes, wills, deeds, census records, tax lists, etc. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with lighter green cloth on fore half of boards, green endpapers, gilt and black stamped spines. Slight dullness to gilt on spines. Jackets have mild edge wear, including short closed tears, light rubs, shallow edge wrinkles. Additionally, volume I has a stain to front panel and has a clean cut running vertically down the center of most of the front panel. This cut is not very noticeable in Mylar cover. Volume II has slight rippling to front panel of jacket as if from slight contact with moisture once upon a time. Overall a clean and sound set.  

Book #7351
$250.00    order or inquire Maryland Genealogy Baltimore Owings family Gist family Horses Fox Hunting Carroll family Dumbarton

10606 . [Wagner, Herbert A., President, Consolidated Gas Electric Light and Power Company of Baltimore]. Since 1816: An Independent Operating Company Serving Its Immediate Territory and Building Its Business on Its Customers' Needs… Annual Report and Year Book, Consolidated Gas Electric Light and Power Company of Baltimore, 1933 .
Click for larger image[Baltimore]: (s.n.), [1934]; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white photographs , 21 and 34 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     Depression-era annual report bound together with a "Yearbook" containing some very interesting history of this company and the city of Baltimore. Rembrandt Peale inaugerated the gas industry in America by a demonstration of gas lighting at his art museum in Baltimore in 1816. Good information on the development of hydroelectric production on the Susquehanna River. Bound in printed paper covers, saddle-stapled binding, Yapp edges. Minor edge wear.  

Book #10606
$50.00    order or inquire Maryland Baltimore Electricity power companies hydroelectric Public Utilities financial reports Loomis, Suffern & Fernald Susquehanna River

7520 . [WBAL, Baltimore]. "Speaking of Baltimore" [cover title] .
Click for larger image[Baltimore]: (WBAL Radio), (1927); Third Edition. Octavo, Wrappers , Black & White photographs, illustrations , 48 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     A compilation of speeches relative to the civic and state interests which were broadcast over Baltimore's "Super Power Broadcasting Station," WBAL radio. When this booklet was published in 1927, the radio station was just two years old, was proud of its strict "no jazz" policy regarding music broadcasts, and maintained a large staff of its own soloists and musical groups to provide much of the programming. The programs transcribed herein include "In the Chesapeake Bay Country," by Swepson Earle; "Baltimore's Part in the Advancement of Medical Science," by Dr. Hugh Hampton Young; "Baltimore--the City of Beautiful Homes," by John Henry Scarff; "Baltimore Stars Shine on Stage and Screen," by Norman Clark; "Baltimore as an Art Centre," by Lawrason Riggs; and many others. Several interesting historical photographs accompany the text, including Johns Hopkins University, WBAL studios, Goucher College, the Peabody Institute, financial buildings, etc. Bound in stiff wrappers over a saddle-stapled binding, brown endpapers. Colored illustration of the Key monument on front cover. Covers have a few edge rubs and wrinkles and some light browning. Prior owner name penciled on rear blank, otherwise interior clean and bright.  

Book #7520
$25.00    order or inquire Maryland Baltimore Radio stations Broadcasting WBAL Swepson Earle Peabody Institute Johns Hopkins University Goucher College

10488 . Wehr, Frederick T. Poe Died Here: Recollections of Church Home and Hospital .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Church Home & Hospital, 1994; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs , x, 115 pages. Condition: Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Recollections of 13 men and women who devoted their lives to one of Maryland's oldest medical institutions--the Church Home & Hospital facilities located at Fayette Street and Broadway in Baltimore. It was in one of the buildings now owned by the corporation that Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with spine and upper board stamped in silver foil. Shallow wrinkle to edge of cloth at head of spine, jacket has a closed 1.25" edge tear with associated creases at top of rear panel, a shallow chip at same location, a short edge tear at bottom edge of front panel, and a few other light extremity rubs.  

Book #10488
$250.00    order or inquire Maryland Baltimore Edgar Allan Poe Hospitals Medicine Nurses Church Home Episcopal

9351 . Wilson, Hilda N. Towson Bicentennial 1768-1968: Then…Now; Towson, Baltimore County, Maryland [Cover title] .
Click for larger image(Towson, MD): (Towson Business Association, Inc.), (1968). Quarto, Comb binding , black and white photographs, illus. , 129 pages. Condition: Good.
     History of this town north of Baltimore, founded in 1768 with the establishment of Ezekiel Towson's tavern. Includes information on the Towson family, early homes and churches, industry, newspapers, hospitals, businesses, trolley lines, etc. SIGNED by Hilda Wilson at end of Foreword, with an added inscription in another hand. Illustrated with historic and modern photographs. Bound in glossy, printed card covers with a comb binding. Foxing to inside of front cover, a few spots of foxing inside of rear cover. Covers show minor wear, light stains.  

Book #9351
$35.00    order or inquire Maryland baltimore county Local Color Tales Town Histories Toonerville Trolley Ezekiel Towson Spiro Agnew Business Associations Community Histories

7122 . Winchester, Paul. Men of Maryland Since the Civil War: Sketches of United States Senator Arthur Pue Gorman and His Contemporaries and Successors and Their Connection with Public Affairs (Signed) .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Maryland County Press Syndicate, 1923; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , 244, x pages. Condition: Near fine.
     Curmudgeonly newspaperman reminisces about colorful and often corrupt Maryland politics and politicians in the 60 years following the Civil War. His sketches are based almost entirely upon his personal acquaintances with his subjects, some of whom, such as Senator Arthur Pue Gorman, attained national importance in this period. Despite his friendships with these men the author is not afraid to point out their shortcomings, like when he says of Gorman: "…while he possessed the skill and ability to have made a great mark as a real statesman in the Upper House at Washington, was so utterly lacking in principle, that all his really statesmanlike qualities were…swallowed up in the scheming politician…" Filled with wonderful anecdotes. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on front free endpaper. The book indicates that it is volume I of a planned three volume work, but the subsequent volumes were never published. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine and boards. Some flaking to gilt lettering on upper board.  

Book #7122
$50.00    order or inquire Maryland Political Leaders politics and Government Arthur Pue Gorman Stephen A. Douglas Corruption Charles J. Bonaparte Baltimore Sun Bribery

11319 . [Woodlawn History Committee]. Woodlawn, Franklintown and Hebbville .
Click for larger image(Baltimore): Woodlawn Recreation and Parks Council, 1977; First printing. Quarto, Wrappers , Photographs, map drawings , vi, 110, [26] pages. Condition: Fine.
     Well illustrated and well researched history of this community just to the northwest of Baltimore. Numerous photographs. Appendices include a chronological list of original land grants and resurveys, tax assessments of 1798, a list of slaves in the 8th Assessment District in 1798, and a list of cemeteries. Includes a bibliography and index. Bound in mustard-colored card covers printed in brown ink. Slight extremity rubs. Clean and sound copy.  

Book #11319
$75.00    order or inquire Maryland Baltimore tobacco rolling road Patapsco Upper Hundred Slavery Stinchcomb Dorsey carroll

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