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6675 . Affleck, C[harles]. J. and B[enjamin]. M. Douglas. Confederate Bonds and Certificates: A listing with a description of the Confederate States of America Bonds and Certificates, showing the degree of Rarity and Price .
Click for larger image(Boyce, VA): (Carr Publishing Co., Inc.), (1960); First printing. Quarto, Wrappers , Black & White photographs , [iv], 38 pages. Condition: Very good.
     Uncommon early booklet in the field of collectable Confederate financial papers, compiled by two well known collectors. This copy SIGNED by co-author Douglas on front cover. Grey covers with dark blue lettering and Confederate flag illustration to front cover, saddle-stapled binding. A few minor edge wrinkles and a bit of edge fading to covers.  

Book #6675
$30.00    order or inquire US Civil War Ephemera debt instruments Loans Bonds collectible paper Engraving Richmond, Virginia Confederacy Finance

6455 . Ball, Berenice M. Forty Years of Days .
Click for larger imageWest Chester, PA: Chester County Day Committee, (1980); Limited edition. Quarto, Full cloth , Color and b&w photographs, illustrations , xii, 182 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Commemorative book on the fortieth anniversary of "Chester County Day," celebrated each year on the first Saturday in October. Many historic anecdotes, illustrations, etc. Copy #969 of 4000, SIGNED by the author. Dark green cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine and upper board lettering, gilt illustration to upper board, pictorial endpapers. A bit of faint foxing to textblock edges. Jacket has a few minor edge rubs.  

Book #6455
$25.00    order or inquire Pennsylvania Brandywine River Kennett Square Longwood Gardens Historic Places Preservation Chester County Day Houses

2608 . Ballf, Harold P. and Harry A. Ballf. Pupil and Teacher Security: Two Important Problems in School Administration are Analyzed from the Legal Standpoint .
Walnut Creek: Ballf Publications, 1960; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , xii, 87 pages. Condition: Near fine. No dust jacket.
     INSCRIBED and SIGNED by authors on preliminary blank, with a Christmas card from the authors laid in. Contains two works: 'Liability for Pupil Injury' and 'The Teacher in California.' The first traces common-law concepts relating to recovery in the event of pupil injury, and proposes that a system similar to workmen's compensation be provided for students in schools. The second work traces the historical development of teacher security from the time of the admission of California into statehood. Green cloth over boards with black stamped spine and upper board lettering. Minor extremity wrinkles and light rubs at spine ends. Slight spine slant. Clean and solid copy.  

Book #2608
$22.00    order or inquire General Ed Teachers Students Schools Administration Discipline

10828 . Bartlett, Kim (photographs by Nubar Alexanian). The Finest Kind: The Fishermen of Gloucester (Signed) .
Click for larger imageNew York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1977). Octavo, Full cloth , black and white photographs , 251 pages. Condition: Very good in a very good, price clipped dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Portrait of the famous Gloucester commercial fishermen and the waterfront characters of this legendary harbor. INSCRIBED and SIGNED at Gloucester by Bartlett on front free endpaper. Bound in black cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine title. Shallow bumps cloth edges as spine ends, some faint foxing to textblock edges. Jacket has minor edge rubs and a shallow wrinkle at head of spine.  

Book #10828
$25.00    order or inquire Massachusetts Gloucester Commercial Fishing New England Signed By Author Journalism Fisheries Fishermen Lobsters

8449 . Barton, William E[leazer]. (1861-1930). Abraham Lincoln, Kentucky Mountaineer: An address delivered before the faculty and students of Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, Thursday, March 8, 1923 (Signed) .
Click for larger imageBerea: Berea College Press, 1923; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , [16 pages]. Condition: Fine.
     Number 312 of an edition of 325 copies, SIGNED by Barton under handwritten limitation statement on inside front cover. Barton's lecture discusses Lincoln's youth and education in Kentucky. Among other points Barton makes a convincing case that because Lincoln grew up in the mountains of Kentucky he knew about anti-slavery and anti-secession sentiment in South, and that this made him far better suited to govern during the Civil War than an uncompromising abolitionist would have been. Also included here is an anecdote about Edwin Stanton's insulting Lincoln while both were employed as counsel on the McCormick Reaper case. Dark brown card covers, title on front cover printed in black. Saddle-stapled binding.  

Book #8449
$45.00    order or inquire US Presidents Abraham Lincoln Kentucky Anti-Slavery southern states Confederacy anti-secession McCormick Reaper case Edwin Stanton

10202 . Brock, Henry Irving, photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston (Introduction by Hamilton James Eckenrode). Colonial Churches in Virginia (Signed) .
Click for larger imageRichmond: Dale Press, (1930); Limited edition. Folio, Full cloth , black and white photographs , xii, 97 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     Brilliant study of the crossroads churches of old Virginia followed by over 35 brief individual histories, accompanied by the lovely full page photographs of Frances Benjamin Johnston. This is copy #847 of 1980, SIGNED on colophon page by Brock. Bound in patterned cloth over boards with black cloth spine titled in stamped silver foil. A few minor extremity bumps, head of spine slightly pulled, endpapers show a mild dampstain along lower half of hinges, otherwise clean and bright.  

Book #10202
$50.00    order or inquire Virginia History Architecture Virginia Colonial Parsons Episcopal Church Settlements Colonies Church England Bruton Parish Signed

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

10992 . Coletta, Paolo E[nrico]. Bowman Hendry McCalla: A Fighting Sailor (Signed) .
Click for larger imageWashington, D.C.: University Press of America, (1979); First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white photographs, illus. , viii, 214 pages. Condition: Very good.
     Well researched biography of Rear Admiral McCalla, whose 40-year naval career spanned the transition from sail to steam and involved him in the Spanish-American War, the Filipino insurrection, and the Boxer Rebellion. Admiral McCalla was the father-in-law of General Douglas MacArthur. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Coletta at the top of the title page. Bound in yellow card covers printed in black. Mild extremity wear.  

Book #10992
$75.00    order or inquire Naval History Biography spanish american war Boxer Rebellion Philippines US Navy Steamships Battleships Signed By Author

805 . Conquest, Ned. Virginia, the Gray and the Green .
Richmond: The Apollonian Press, 1990; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Frontispiece illustration , 160 pages. Condition: Fine in a Very Good, Price Clipped Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     **Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper. These are six short stories about Virginia during and after the Civil War.  

Book #805
$19.00    order or inquire VIRGINIA Historical fiction Civil War fiction Confederates Confederacy Richmond Civil War Signed By Author Autographs

8737 . Cooper, Joseph Howard. Land's End, Water's Edge: Long Island Sound (Inscribed and Signed) .
Click for larger imageBrooklyn: Theo. Gaus, Ltd., (1977); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , xii, 315 pages. Condition: Fine. No dust jacket.
     History and reminiscences of sailing, yacht clubs, and yacht racing around Long Island Sound. Anecdotes of the Larchmont, Port Washington, Knickerbocker, American, Riverside, and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht clubs. MORRIS & HOWLAND p. 33. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Cooper on front free endpaper. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles. Tiny extremity rubs.  

Book #8737
$75.00    order or inquire Yacht Racing Yacht Clubs New York Long Island Harbor Sailing Port Washington Signed By Author Seawanhaka Oyster Bay

11 . Crumley, James. The Muddy Fork: A Work in Progress .
Northridge: Lord John Press, 1984; Limited Ed.. Small octavo, Hardcover , 25 pages. Condition: Fine. Issued w/o DJ.
     This is one of 200 copies signed by Crumley. A wonderful fragment, a least some of which went on to become "Mexican Tree Duck."  

Book #11
$75.00    order or inquire Limited Editions Modern Firsts Western Fiction Limited editions Small press Signed By Author Autographed

11150 . D'Alvia, Mary Josephine. The History of the New Croton Dam (Signed) .
Click for larger image(S.l.): Self published, [1976]; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, illus. , 216 pages. Condition: Near fine in an edge worn dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Story of the construction in the 1890s of what was then the second largest and highest hand-hewn masonry dam in the world. Built on the Cornell farm site in Cortlandt, New York, the New Croton Dam was part of the maze of waterworks constructed over three centuries to supply New York City's thirst for pure, wholesome water. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by D'Alvia on front free endpaper. Two relevant news clippings laid in. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board lettering. Jacket has some edge chips and wear along with some browning.  

Book #11150
$35.00    order or inquire NY: New York City new croton dam Cortlandt Cornell farm Public Utilities Water Power waterworks Engineering Signed By Author

4943 . de Gast, Robert. The Oystermen of the Chesapeake (Signed) .
Click for larger image(Camden, ME): (International Marine Publishing Company), (1970); First printing. Oblong Quarto, Wrappers , Black & White photographs , Not paginated. Condition: Very good in a very good slipcase.
     Outstanding photographs by the author interspersed with reflective quotations from Chesapeake oystermen. A graphic portrayal of the nearly vanished waterman's way of life. Four essays follow the photographs, providing some narrative of the men, boats, and oyster beds portrayed as well as information on the Bay. SIGNED by de Gast in year of publication on title page. PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #289. Some rubs along joints and fore edges of covers. Slipcase has a few extremity rubs.  

Book #4943
$50.00    order or inquire Maryland Oysters Chesapeake Bay Oyster Dredging Watermen Skipjacks Tonging Virginia Eastern Shore

11194 . Eberstadt, Charles. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation (Signed) .
Click for larger image(New York): (Duschnes Crawford, Inc.), (1950); Limited edition. Quarto, Hardcover , black and white photographic facsimiles , 50 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     Detailed chronological study of the writing and publication of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Includes descriptions and locations of all known manuscript versions plus the printed editions between 1862 and 1865. This is copy #63 of 200, SIGNED by Eberstadt on half title page. In addition there is a letter laid in which is typed on Edward Eberstadt & Sons stationery, dated June 8, 1951, and signed by Charles Eberstadt. The letter presents this copy of the book to Barney Chesnick of the Library Co. of Philadelphia. A 1959 article on early editions of the Emancipation Proclamation from the Library of Congress Quarterly Journal of Acquisitions is also laid in. Minor extremity rubs, touch of fading to spine and top edge of boards, shallow bumps to lower fore corners.  

Book #11194
$450.00    order or inquire US Presidents Abraham Lincoln emancipation Signed By Author Bibliographies Books About Books Civil War Limited Edition

8893 . Elliott, Marjorie Atkins. North of Norwottuck: A Sampler of South Amherst, Mass. (Signed) .
Click for larger imageMadison: F. Irvine and Marjorie Elliott, 1985; First American. Quarto, Full cloth , Black & White photographs , xii, 13-208 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Rich collection of historic photographs and articles about South Amherst. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Mrs. Elliott on title page. Two sheets of errata laid in. Bound in pale green cloth over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Mild browning to textblock edges, slight extremity wear. Jacket shows minor edge rubs, light soil and browning along fore edge fold.  

Book #8893
$25.00    order or inquire Massachusetts Amherst New England Signed By Author college towns Local Color Tales fruit farms Apples mt. Pollux

11249 . Footner, Geoffrey M[arsh]. The Last Generation: A History of a Chesapeake Shipbuilding Family (Signed) .
Click for larger imageSolomons, MD: Calvert Marine Museum Press, 1991; First printing. Oblong quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, illus. , xiv, 194 pages. Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     The life and work of Chesapeake shipwright Clarence E. Davis and the four generations of his family that preceded him in building wooden vessels on these waters. Nicely illustrated. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Footner to famed naval architect and historian Thomas C. Gillmer, on half title. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine and upper board titles, color pictorial onlay tipped onto upper board, map illustrations to both pastedowns. Minor extremity wear, faint foxing to textblock edges, scattered faint spotting to cloth. Jacket has some minor dampness ripples to front panel, minor edge wear.  

Book #11249
$100.00    order or inquire Maryland Chesapeake Bay Shipbuilding Davis of Solomons Island pilot schooners James Island Taylors Island St. Michaels Bugeyes

11281 . Gilkerson, William. An Arctic Whaling Sketchbook (Signed) .
Click for larger imageFairhaven: Edward J. Lefkowicz, Inc., 1983; Limited edition. Folio, Full cloth , black and white sketches , [56] pages. Condition: Fine.
     Gilkerson's portfolio of studies for his ink and watercolor wash drawings in "American Whalers in the Western Arctic." This edition consisted of 120 copies of which 100 were for sale. This is copy #23, hand-numbered and SIGNED by Gilkerson on limitation page. Additionally, Gilkerson has INSCRIBED and SIGNED a personal note on front free endpaper. Bound in gray cloth over boards with upper board titled in silver foil. Upper board shows a faint tint of browning toward lower fore edge.  

Book #11281
$250.00    order or inquire Whaling Artists Signed By Author Limited Edition Arctic Eskimos Whales Polar Wooden Ships

11505 . Hitt, Henry C. Old Chinese Snuff Bottles: Notes with a Catalogue of a Modest Collection (Signed) .
Click for larger imageBermerton, WA: Henry C. Hitt, 1945; Second edition. Octavo, Hardbound , Photographic plates, drawings , vi, 110 pages. Condition: Good.
     Scarce early edition of Hitt's work on Chinese snuff bottles. SIGNED by Hitt at end of Preface. There are 3 mounted black and white photographs within the text along with a tinted photograph mounted as the frontispiece. All photos illustrated snuff boxes. Bound in coarse illustrated cloth over thin boards, with title and author printed on cloth of upper board, decorative endpapers. Bound to mimic Oriental accordion binding style. Binding cloth is worn and rubbed through in places, including some areas where it is completely perished.  

Book #11505
$300.00    order or inquire Asian Antiques snuff bottles Tobacco H. Sooysmith Washington State Collections Signed By Author

8845 . Houston, Charles and Robert Bates. K2: The Savage Mountain (TLS laid in) .
Click for larger imageLondon: Collins, 1955; First British edition. Octavo, Hardcover , black & white photographic plates, map , 192 pages. Condition: Very good in a good, price clipped dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Account of the magnificent but ill-fated Third American Karakoram Expedition of 1953. Laid in is a typed letter SIGNED by Dr. Houston on his Burlington, VT letterhead, dated January 6, 1972. This note is in reply to a request for a copy of this book, which Dr. Houston regrets to say he has no way to supply. The prior owner has added a note in her hand regarding her meeting with Dr. Houston to the bottom of his letter. Book is bound in dark blue textured paper over boards with spine lettered in gilt. A few shallow extremity bumps to spine ends, light scattered foxing. Jacket has a .5" x 1" chip at top edge of rear panel, rubbing along lower joint fold, minor edge wear.  

Book #8845
$250.00    order or inquire Mountaineering Karakoram Signed By Author Mountain Climbing Accidents Art Gilkey Pete Schoening George Bell Belaying

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

11474 . Mann, Thomas. Young Joseph (Signed) .
Click for larger imageNew York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. Octavo, Full cloth , [vi], 311 pages. Condition: Near Fine. No dust jacket.
     SIGNED by Mann on preliminary blank. Translated from the German for the first time by Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter. Bound in black cloth over boards with gilt-titled spine, upper board stamped in black, decorated endpapers, and yellow topstain. Cloth shows minimal edge wear and just a hint of fading to spine. Binding sound and snug.  

Book #11474
$300.00    order or inquire Signed Fiction german literature Autographs Germany Historical Fiction biblical fiction Israel Translation H. T. Lowe-Porter

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

9418 . Marshall, Ian (Foreword by John Maxtone-Graham). Ironclads and Paddlers (Signed) .
Click for larger image(Charlottesville): (Howell Press), (1993); First printing. Square Quarto, Hardcover , color paintings, black & white sketches , 108 pages. Condition: Near fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Ian Marshall combines a deep knowledge of battleships with a superb artistic talent for capturing them on canvas and paper. The result is beautifully illustrated chronicle of the fighting paddle steamers and early armored vessels that set the stage for the battleship era. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Marshall on front free endpaper. Bound in light gray textured paper over boards with spine and upper board titled in silver foil. Tiny bump to top fore corner of lower board, hint of fading toward extreme edges of boards.  

Book #9418
$45.00    order or inquire Naval History Naval Warfare Battleships Ironclads Armor Paddlewheelers Steamboats paddle steamers riverine warfare

9191 . May, Lioy. Misplaced Glory: The Lost Soldiers of 1847-1865 in the Pennsylvania Oil Region, with authentic proofs by Ancient Documents, Official Records and other original publications (Inscribed and Signed) .
Click for larger imagePhiladelphia: (s.n.), 1944; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographs, facsimiles, maps , [xviii], 353 pages. Condition: Good. No dust jacket.
     Interesting allegation of an enormous land and mineral rights fraud in Pennsylvania's oil region, perpetrated by oil companies through the use of soldiers' discharge papers and land grants after the Civil War. The author uncovered the evidence herein while researching her great-uncle, Benjamin W. Goodman, a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars whose vital records had vanished. Information on the Lincoln Administration's intent as to the Pennsylvania oil lands, John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil, the vanished soldiers cemetery at Valley Forge, Jay Cooke and the Northern Pacific Railroad, a mention of John Wilkes Booth in the oil regions, and much more. Numerous fold-out maps. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on verso of front free endpaper. The inscription is to Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with spine and upper board lettered in gilt, spine gilt is somewhat darkened. Fore corners of boards have shallow bumps, some overall spotting to cloth, otherwise clean and sound.  

Book #9191
$150.00    order or inquire Pennsylvania mineral rights Abraham Lincoln Jay Cooke robber barons John D. Rockefeller oil wells Petroleum soldiers land grants

90 . McConnell, Howell A. Flame and Mist .
Charleston: Prarie Press, 1967; 2nd printing. Small octavo, Full cloth , viii, 33 pp.. Condition: Near Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     **Signed by the poet/author on front free endpaper. A small book of poetry. Some slight darkening to red cloth along front joint. Jacket has a bit of edge browning and a few short closed tears.  

Book #90
$9.00    order or inquire Poets I-P Poetry Signed By Author Autographs Poems Signed By Author

7816 . McCue, James Westaway. Joe Lincoln of Cape Cod (signed) .
Click for larger imageSilver Lake, MA: Cape Cod Publishers, 1949; First printing. Duodecimo, Flexible boards , black & white photographic plates , 76 pages. Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Biographical volume about Cape Cod's famous early 20th century author of "clean, wholesome, humorous stories of Cape Cod Sea Captains and their neighbors". SIGNED by McCue on title page. Bound in stiff, cloth-backed card covers over stapled binding. Jacket has a few minor rubs. Clean and bright copy.  

Book #7816
$30.00    order or inquire Massachusetts Cape Cod Authors Signed By Author Joseph Crosby Lincoln Writers Sea Captains Nautical Fiction Biography

7308 . McGinley, Ron. From Nowhere (A 'Rest of the West' Novel) .
Click for larger imageFrederick, MD: Branded Publishing, (1995); First printing. Duodecimo, Paperback , 289 pages. Condition: Very good.
     INSCRIBED and SIGNED by McGinley on title page. Western novel by the writer and creator of 'Rest of the West' magazine. A few light scuffs to exterior.  

Book #7308
$10.00    order or inquire Westerns Signed By Author Indians indian fighters Adventure novels Rest of the West Dime novels Wild west

11397 . Mcwilliams, Jane Wilson. Annapolis, City on the Severn: A History (Signed) .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: 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.  

Book #11397
$45.00    order or inquire Maryland Annapolis Signed By Author Neighborhoods capital city Civil War Revolutionary War African Americans Chesapeake Bay

6380 . Middleton, Arthur Pierce. The Colonial Virginia Parish .
(S.l.): (s.n.), [ca. 1969]. Octavo, Wrappers , [15 pages]. Condition: Fine.
     Reprinted article from 'The Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Vol. XL, No. 4". Chesapeake historian and Episcopal Canon Middleton (author of "Tobacco Coast") discusses the establishment and early development of the Episcopal Church in the Virginia colony. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Middleton on front cover. Printed front cover, stapled binding.  

Book #6380
$15.00    order or inquire Colonial Era Virginia Chesapeake Bay Episcopal Church Church Of England Colonies Religion Virginia Company Jonathan Boucher

11429 . Morris, Rebecca R. (Foreword by Daniel C. Toomey). A Low, Dirty Place: The Parole Camps of Annapolis, MD 1862-1865 .
Click for larger imageLinthicum, 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.  

Book #11429
$15.00    order or inquire US Civil War Maryland Annapolis Signed By Author Camp Parole George Sangster Prisoners Union Army

10592 . Owen, D[avid]. J[ohn]. (Foreword by Lord Ritchie of Dundee). The Port of London Yesterday and Today .
Click for larger image(S.l.): (s.n.), 1927; First printing. Quarto, Full leather , black and white photographs, maps , viii, 106 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     History of the evolution of the great port of London, from Roman times to the early 20th century. Well illustrated with photographs, a color plate of the Head Office of the Port of London Authority, photographs, and plans. This copy SIGNED by Owen, who was the General Manager of the Port of London Authority, under a typed inscription to Dr. William H. Wilmer, noted Baltimore ophthalmologist. Bound in dark blue leather over boards with spine and upper board stamped in gilt. A few minor extremity rubs. Hinges remain sturdy and sound.  

Book #10592
$75.00    order or inquire London Signed By Author port of London William H. Wilmer wilmer eye institute Shipping Lines Merchant Marine Transportation Ships

7399 . Randall, Roland Emerson, Sr. 100 Years and More of the Order of the Amaranth .
Click for larger image(S.l.): (s.n.), [c.1975]. Octavo, Wrappers , Black & White photographs , [ii], 44 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     History of this Masonic Lodge of adoption. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Randall on title page. Bound in yellow paper covers, saddle-stapled binding. Minor edge wear, shallow crease at top edge of front cover, small spot of browning at bottom edge of title page.  

Book #7399
$30.00    order or inquire Masonic Orders Secret Societies Robert Macoy Christina of Sweden Lodges of Adoption Loges d' adoption Freemasonry Masons Signed By Author

11472 . Seitz, Don C[arlos]. (1862-1935). Braxton Bragg: General of the Confederacy (Signed) .
Click for larger imageColumbia, SC: State Company, 1924; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Frontispiece photo portrait , [x], 544 pages. Condition: Very good.
     Detailed, albeit determinedly favorable account of Bragg's service in the Civil War. Includes quotes from letters and documents. This copy from the private library of Adolph S. Ochs, then owner of the New York Times, with two notes tipped in SIGNED by Seitz--one typed and signed, the other an autograph note, signed. In addition, laid in is an 8 page publisher's prospectus for the book. DORNBUSCH II, #2625; NEVINS II, p.88; WRIGHT #S230; etc. Bound in light grey cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt, grey topstain. An old rust stain from a paperclip marks the top margin of the endpapers and subsequent blank leaf. Rear hinge repaired. Minor rubs and light soil to exterior.  

Book #11472
$350.00    order or inquire US Civil War Signed By Author Confederacy Braxton Bragg Confederate States New York Times Adolph Ochs Newspapers

947 . Sharp, Daniel A. (editor). U. S. Foreign Policy and Peru (special publication of the Institute of Latin American Studies) .
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1972; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , xxv, 485 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Slightly Edgeworn Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     SIGNED by Sharp on presentation bookplate from the Adlai Stevenson Institute on front pastedown. Based on a team experiment that maintained communications between Peru and the U.S. at many levels during the years following the 1968 Peruvian Revolution. It is a full and authoritative account of the development of that revolution. Small bumps to fore corners of boards and spine ends. Jacket spine is browned lightly, with mild rubbed wrinkles at extremities. Two closed edge tears at lower edge of rear panel of jacket, one of which has an associated diagonal crease. Nevertheless a clean and solid copy. Small prior owner name stamped at top edge of front free endpaper.  

Book #947
$15.00    order or inquire Latin America South America Government Foreign policy Diplomacy

10199 . Shaver, Dorothy T. and Herbert L. Sappington. A Brief History of the Annearrundell Free School (Signed) [Anne Arundel] .
Click for larger image(S.l.): (s.n.), 1992; First printing. Quarto, Comb binding , black and white drawings, photos , [iv], 56 pages. Condition: Near fine.
     History, archaeology, and architectural study of what is perhaps the oldest existing schoolhouse mandated by a colonial government. The structure still stands in Davidsonville, Maryland. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on title page by co-author Herb Sappington. Post card and brochure from the free school are laid in. Printed front cover, black plastic comb binding.  

Book #10199
$35.00    order or inquire Maryland Maryland Education Anne Arundel County Gerard Hopkins Lavall Davidsonville Rural Schools Author Signed

11502 . Smith, C[harles]. Ernest (1855-1939). Under the Northern Cross; or, Parochial Memories (Signed) .
Click for larger imageMilwaukee: Morehouse Publishing Company, (1925); First edition. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & white frontispiece author portrait , [vi], 270 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     Reverend Smith was an Episcopal minister who served as rector of Washington, DC's St. Thomas' Church on DuPont Circle from 1902 to 1936. This memoir includes his early days in England, his service in Newfoundland before coming to Maryland and Washington, DC, his service in Prince George's County, Maryland, and then much on his days at St. Thomas' in the Nation's capital. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Smith on front free endpaper, with one of his calling cards laid in. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt, upper board titled in blind, mild extremity rubs.  

Book #11502
$45.00    order or inquire District of Columbia Episcopal Church dupont circle washington, dc Church History st. Thomas' Religious Leaders Signed By Author calling cards

10490 . Taft, Charles Sabin. Abraham Lincoln's Last Hours, from the notebook of Charles Sabin Taft, Army Surgeon present at the Assassination, Death, and Autopsy .
Click for larger image[Chicago]: Black Cat Press, 1968; Second printing. Miniature, Leather , [26] pages. Condition: Fine.
     Dr. Taft was seated in the orchestra section of Ford's Theatre with a clear view of President Lincoln when he was shot. Taft leapt to the stage, called up to the presidential box that he was a doctor, and was lifted into the balcony by several people now gathered on the stage. From that moment until after Lincoln's death, Dr. Taft never left his side. Here is Taft's account of the assassination, his treatment of Lincoln, the long night in the Petersen House, Lincoln's death and autopsy, etc. This uncommon account, requested by Edwin Stanton, originally appeared in print in the Century Magazine in 1893. Forty copies were then privately printed by Norman Forgue in 1934 before this miniature edition of 200 copies, also by Forgue and his Black Cat Press, was printed direct from type on light blue paper and bound by hand in the studio of Bela Blau. This copy SIGNED by Forgue on colophon. See MONAGHAN #3455. This handsome little volume is just 2 1/8" x 2 5/8", bound in maroon calf over boards with decorated endpapers, gilt stamped spine title, gilt device on upper board. No significant wear.  

Book #10490
$275.00    order or inquire Assassinations Abraham Lincoln John Wilkes Booth edwin stanton Limited Edition Black Cat Press miniature books Ford'S Theater medical testimony

9326 . Temple, Wayne C. By Square and Compasses: The Building of Lincoln's Home and Its Saga (Signed) .
Click for larger imageBloomington: Ashlar Press, 1984; Limited edition. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white photographs, illus. , xii, 140, [25] pages. Condition: Good.
     SIGNED by Temple on title page. The construction, ownership, and preservation history of the home in Springfield, Illinois which the Lincolns occupied for 17 years. Bound in printed white paper covers with minor edge rubs and mild exterior soil. One of 4,000 copies.  

Book #9326
$35.00    order or inquire US Presidents Abraham Lincoln springfield, Illinois historic structures Houses carpenters Signed By Author Mary Todd Lincon Robert Todd Lincoln

11462 . Toomey, Daniel Carroll. The War Came By Train: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad During the Civil War (Signed) .
Click for larger imageBaltimore: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, (2013); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & White photographs, endpaper maps , xii, 292 pages. Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     SIGNED by Toomey. This is the first book length operational history of the B&O during the Civil War. Well researched and written by Maryland's foremost Civil War historian, and Guest Curator of the current companion exhibit at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. New copy, unread.  

Book #11462
$35.00    order or inquire US Civil War Railroads Maryland john brown's raid Harper'S Ferry Signed By Author Baltimore & Ohio Railroading Logistics

6617 . Washington, John E. (1880-1964); Introduction by Carl Sandburg. They Knew Lincoln (Inscribed and Signed) .
Click for larger imageNew York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1942; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographs, facsimiles , 244 pages + appendix. Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     Uncommon book capturing impressions of Abraham Lincoln by African Americans who personally knew and interacted with him. The historical record is weak in regard to Lincoln's personal relations with blacks and their perceptions of him and his attitudes toward them, and therefore this book fills a crucial gap in the Lincoln canon--particularly in light of today's revisionists who wish to cast Lincoln as a racist. Dr. John Washington, an African American dentist who grew up in the shadow of Ford's Theatre in the late 19th century, gathered these amazing stories through personal interviews with Lincoln's African American acquaintances or their children. Here are the testimonies of Lincoln's barbers in Illinois and Washington, white house servants, waiters, doorkeepers and others, all meticulously researched and verified while retaining their original vigor and color. There is a large section devoted to Mary Lincoln's seamstress and confidant Elizabeth Keckley, who was rendered much less enigmatic by Dr. Washington's groundbreaking research published here. The book includes previously unpublished photographs and Lincoln letters, including the first full transcript of an 1855 letter to Hon. George Robertson of Kentucky in which Lincoln speaks at length about his feelings on the issue of slavery. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Dr. Washington on title page. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with yellow stamped lettering and rule to spine and upper board, yellow topstain, illustrated endpapers. A few shallow bumps to spine ends, lower edges of boards. Jacket has an angular 2.5" tear at lower edge of front panel at spine with some associated creases, some other minor edge wear. Very nice overall.  

Book #6617
$500.00    order or inquire US Presidents Abraham Lincoln African American Slavery Emancipation Elizabeth Keckley Mary Todd Lincoln Lincoln Assassination Folklore

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

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