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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

10587 . Clarke, Nina H[onemond]. and Lillian B[eatrice]. Brown. History of the Black Public Schools of Montgomery County, Maryland 1872-1961 (Signed) .
Click for larger imageNew York: Vantage Press, (1978); First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , black and white photographs, map , [xiv], 205 pages. Condition: Good in a good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Scholarly history of segregated schools in Montgomery County, based on extensive research and numerous interviews with former teachers and students. Includes appendices and a bibliography. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by both authors on front free endpaper. Board extremities somewhat bumped, rubs at spine ends. Jacket has a few closed edge tears and mild rubs.  

Book #10587
$75.00    order or inquire Maryland Public Schools Montgomery County washington, dc Rockville sandy spring African American Segregation Education

10206 . Collins, Kathleen. Washingtoniana Photographs: Collections in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress .
Click for larger imageWashington: Library of Congress, 1989; First printing. Folio, Hardcover , black and white photographs , xxiv, 310 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     Ambitious project to get control of the photographic images relating to Washington, DC in the holdings of the Library of Congress. A practical and illuminating reference. Bound in glossy gray paper over boards with illustrated upper board, spine and upper board titled in silver foil, pictorial endpapers. Shallow bumps at spine ends.  

Book #10206
$75.00    order or inquire District of Columbia District Columbia Washington Dc Library Congress Historic Photographs Photography Studio Photographers Mathew Brady Alexander Gardner Henry Ulke

3316 . Gutheim, Frederick. Illustrated Rivers of America: The Potomac (Revised Edition) .
Click for larger imageNew York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1968); First thus. Quarto, Hardcover , Woodcuts, historic prints, maps , [viii], 344 pages. Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     History of the "river of Washington" and the people who have lived and worked along its banks since the days of the Indians. Updated edition of the work that originally appeared in the "Rivers of America" series. Woodcuts by Mitchell Jamieson. FITZGERALD #P3. Pictorial paper over boards, yellow topstain, dark green endpapers. Slight fading toward edges of endpapers. Light rubs to jacket extremities, shallow bumps to spine ends.  

Book #3316
$19.00    order or inquire Maryland Washington, DC Virginia Chesapeake Bay Rivers of America Tobacco Civil War Harper'S Ferry John Wilkes Booth

10682 . Larner, John B. (Editor). Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D. C. Volume 31-32 .
Washington: Columbia Historical Society, 1930; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black and white photographic plates , viii, 379 pages. Condition: Very good.
     Bound volume of articles on various aspects of local history in Washington, DC. The Columbia Historical Society issued these volumes annually into the 1920s, and then less frequently after that. Bound in green cloth over boards with spine titled in faded gilt. Minor extremity rubs, some other external wear. Binding sound.  

Book #10682
$25.00    order or inquire District of Columbia washington, D.C. Civil War historical society

1805 . Lott, Arnold S. and Raymond J. McHugh (compilers). A New Century Beckons: a History of the Army and Navy Club .
Washington: Privately Printed, 1988; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , b&w photographs and illus. , ix, 226 pages. Condition: Very Good. Issued without dustjacket.
     Includes chapters on ANC Art, Books and Authors, Great Wars and Question Mark Wars, and more. Black cloth with gilt spine and upper board lettering. Clean and straight. Small rubs and bumps at corner tips.  

Book #1805
$15.00    order or inquire US Navy Army Social clubs Society Washington, D.C. Naval history

11470 . Marans, Hillel. Jews in Greater Washington: A Panoramic History of Washington Jewry for the Years 1795-1960 (Signed) .
Click for larger imageWashington, D.C.: Privately Printed, 1961. Octavo, Wrappers , 143 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Marans on inside front cover to Pulitzer-winning historian Constance McLaughlin Green. Marans put together what he believed to be the first written, detailed, overall history of the Jews in Washington, DC. Broad in its conception, this history is concerned with the Jews--all of them--in Washington and its suburbs. Bound in printed blue card covers over saddle-stapled binding. Mild fading to spine, very slight extremity rubs at spine ends.  

Book #11470
$50.00    order or inquire District of Columbia Signed By Author Judaism Judaica Washington, DC Jewish capitol jewry

1238 . Walker, John. Paintings from America .
Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1951; First printing. Quarto, Wrappers , Color and b&w plates , 46 pp, 48 plts. Condition: Very Good in a torn, repaired dust jacket. In dustjacket.
     Walker was Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The book covers 200 years of American painting. The jacket has a large chip to top edge of rear panel.  

Book #1238
$6.00    order or inquire Painting Painters Artists

10493 . Willard, Henry Kellogg. Address before the Association of Oldest Inhabitants in memory of Henry Augustus Willard by his son Henry Kellogg Willard [cover title] .
Click for larger image(S.l.): (s.n.), [ca. 1913]; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , 26 pages. Condition: Fine.
     Memorial address to the founder of the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC, given by his son. Henry Augustus Willard was a native of Vermont who came to Washington in 1847. He first leased, then bought, the old "City Hotel" at Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street from Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, renaming it the Willard Hotel. This tribute to Willard is filled with fascinating anecdotes about the development of the hotel property and Washington society in last half of the 19th century. At rear is a tribute poem by John A. Joyce. Bound in brown paper covers printed in black, saddle-stapled binding. A few tiny extremity rubs.  

Book #10493
$75.00    order or inquire District of Columbia washington, dc Civil War Politics Real Estate Capital Abraham Lincoln Politicians pennsylvania avenue

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