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[City of Baltimore Maryland]

[City of Baltimore Maryland]

New York: J.H. Conton & Co. 1855. A nice 19th map of Baltimore probably taken from the 1856 edition of Colton's Atlas of the World. It shows streets by name, parks, railroads and stations, schools, and many other landmarks. Hand colored in green and pink. Chipped and browned along margins not affecting the map itself. Very good condition. 16 x 18 inches. BALT/011915. Very Good.
[Book #27969]
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[Handbound blank book with handmade papers]

n.p. n.d. Hardcover. An anonymously made but beautiful blank book. Bound in handmade paper that incorporates flower petals and stems, with gold and white endpapers. Bound in a coptic style with a tassel and small gilt heart charm inside the front cover. Inside pages are a light tan with a small decorative figure printed on the first interior page. A lovely find for a gift or a handmadepaper collection. In fine condition. 5 x 7 x .5" PRI/032315. Fine.
[Book #28099]
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[Handwritten Minutes of the Mary Willard Berry Club of Johns Hopkins University 1940-1954]

[Handwritten Minutes of the Mary Willard Berry Club of Johns Hopkins University 1940-1954]

[Baltimore]: [1940-1954]. Hardcover. A unique lined notebook with the handwritten minutes of the meetings held by the Mary Willard Berry Club, later the Woman's Club of Johns Hopkins University, from 1940 to 1954. The fall and spring meetings of the club and the meetings of the executive committee are documented in the various handwritings of the secretaries of the club at that meeting. Also included are the by-laws. Originally called the Women's Faculty Club, established to promote social contacts among faculty members, the name was changed to the Mary Willard Berry Club, wife of the Dean, after her death in 1939. In addition to their social activities, the club members served as volunteers during WWII and are still active today with many charitable and community efforts. The notebook has a beige cloth binding which is soiled and stained, but the contents are clean and bright. An interesting chronicle of the activities and members of this long-lived club. Very good condition. About 150 pages. HAND/031915. Very Good.
[Book #28087]
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My Infancy [Handwritten Baby Record Book]

[Baltimore]: [1930s0. A charming memory book for Mary Elizabeth Dietrich, a member of the prominent Dietrich family of Baltimore. Mary was born on December 26, 1932 at Union Memorial Hospital. Her mother, Elizabeth Tubman Dietrich, documented her early years in detail in the book, including height, weight, developmental milestones, report cards from Roland Park Country School, confirmation and communion mememtos, Christmas gifts, and much more. There are also two photos of baby Mary at 9.5 weeks and a lock of her hair. The book provides a unique picture of a beloved child growing up in the early 20th century. Pages are loose and the fabric covers of the book are lightly soiled but otherwise very good. HAND/031913. Very Good.
[Book #28086]
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5.

Report of the Executive Secretary of the Executive Council to the President

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1934. Paperback. Report dated August 25, 1934 that summarizes the Federal Government's efforts to promote economic recovery and securty through the relief of industrial unemployment, agricultural distress, and financial pressures among other activities. In brown stapled wraps in very good condition. 48 pages plus index. Very Good.
[Book #27999]
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6.

The World Congress Against War: 2,196 Delegates from 27 Countries representing 30,000,000 people

New York: American Committee for the Struggle Against War, 1932. A report on the Congress with an opening address by Romain Rolland and with the Manifesto adopted at Amersterdam August 27-29, 1932. An interesting document about the anti-war efforts of many intellectuals, workers, and radicals in the U.S. and abroad.The American Committee included such figures as Theodore Dreiser, Malcolm Cowley, Sherwood Anderson, John Dos Passos, W.E.B. Du Bois, Upton Sinclair, and Lincoln Steffens. The International Committee included Romain Rolland, Albert Einstein, Havelock Ellis, Gertrand Russell, Maim Gorki, and Mme. Sun Yat Sen. In stapled wraps. Pages are creased and cover lightly soiled but otherwise very good. 30 pages plus enrollment form. General History. GENHIS/020215. Very Good.
[Book #27987]
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The Holy Qur'an. Arabic Text - English Translation

Hockessin, DE: Noor Foundation International, 2007. Softcover. Large print edition. New in full black leather flexible boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. An attractive printing of the Qur'an with parallel text in English and Arabic. Clean and bright. Slight residue from old price sticker to rear board. Full edges gilt with ribbon book mark. Size: quarto. 724 pages plus glossary and index. REL/031115. Fine.
[Book #28054]
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8.
[Signed Autograph Letter]

[Signed Autograph Letter]

[London]: [1889]. A nice handwritten letter from Lawrence Alma-Tadema to Charles Henry Hart. Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was one of the great artists of the Victorian age, known for his romanticism. Charles Henry Hart (1847-1918) was a well-known American art expert and author, with a particular expertise in portraiture. The letter is written on stationery engraved with his address 17, Grove End Road, St. John's Wood, N.W. He writes: "10/10 89 Charles Henry Hart Esq Dear Sir, I must just write a line to tell you how much I regret that it has not been possible for you to call on me with Mrs. Hart when you passed through London June last. I should have liked immensely to paint Mrs. Hart's portrait & I am sure it is a loss to me that the opportunity for doing this is passed. Yours faithfully L Alma-Tadema." Written on one side of a folded note paper measuring 4 x 6 inches. Light crease where folded. Very good condition. AUTO/011315. Very Good.
[Book #27954]
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9.

Theophanes the Greek

Moscow: (Izobrazitelnoye Iskusstvo), 1984. Hardcover. Text is primarily in Russian with summary and illustration titles in English. Very good in tan cloth boards with grey title to spine and front cover. Minor damp stain to edges of both boards. Interior remains clean and bright. In brown illustrated dust jacket with white title (in Russian only) to spine panel. Minor wear to edges of jacket including a small closed tear and light dampstaining / soiling. 207 pages. Size: large quarto. ART/031115. Very Good / Very Good.
[Book #28061]
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Twistum Tales

Twistum Tales

New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1929. Hardcover. First Edition. A charming collection of children's stories about animals and toys. Fine in blue cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. Full color illustration pasted down to front cover with very light rubbing. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. A few small smudge marks to interior but overall very clean with many full color illustrations. Closed tear to top edge of one illustration. 96 pages. CHILD/031115. Near Fine.
[Book #28065]
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11.

Andrew Wyeth

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1968. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong elephant folio. Bound in cream cloth boards with grey cloth spine titled in white. The initials AW are printed in dark grey to front board. Foxing and light soiling to boards. Minor wear to edges and fraying to corners. Clean interior overall with a few spots of foxing to margins of some pages and foxing to edges of textblock. A few finger smudges to margins of early pages. Cocked spine, but all pages remain tightly bound. In good illustrated dust jacket with grey spine panel and title in black to bottom of jacket. The jacket is very worn with several large closed tears to the edges, creasing, rubbing, and light soiling. The jacket is protected from further damage with a removeable plastic cover. Includes laid in yellowed newspaper clipping titled "Stolen Art Returned to Wyeth." 175 pages. This is an oversized book and will require extra shipping. ART/010715. Very Good / Good.
[Book #27939]
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12.
The Saint John's Fragment. Against the Odds

The Saint John's Fragment. Against the Odds

Santa Cruz: Foolscap Press, 2015. Number 19 of 116 copies. Signed by the poet and calligrapher. A beautiful production from this press. From the book artists' description of this book: "This book is a collaboration between Anglo-Welsh poet, critic and publisher David Annwn and the celebrated San Francisco calligrapher Thomas Ingmire. Originally, they created a truly remarkable unique book with the subject matter Saint John's Fragment. This was great for the owner, but leaves nothing for the rest of us. Weve gone back to the collaborative drawing table with David and Thomas to create our own edition, the result of a second collaboration, and although still sharply limited, it allows something for those of us who want an echo of their astounding original work.The piece of papyrus called the Saint John's Fragment was acquired in an Egyptian market in 1920 by Bernard Grenfell, an English scientist and Egyptologist. It now resides in the collection of the Rylands Library at the University of Manchester in England.This scrap of paper-like material, measuring only 3.5 by 2.5 inches, is made from the pith of the papyrus plant. It is dated from between 100 CE and 150 CE and is generally accepted as the earliest extant record of a canonical New Testament text. Written on both sides of the papyrus, it must have been part of a codex, that is, a collection of sewn and folded leaves, not a scroll or an isolated sheet. That being the case, it would be among the earliest surviving examples of a literary codex. It was written in Greek in a script known as Hadrianic, named after Hadrian (76 CE-138 CE), the Roman Emperor of that era. David Annwn has responded to this fragment in a poem that always seem to bear just below the surface remembrance of a statement from the Rylands Library: “The importance of this fragment is quite out of proportion to its size, . . .” And yet it exists, considering all which could have destroyed it, against the odds. Thomas Ingmire's calligraphy shows the image of the actual fragment, then the restored page, then the English translation of the restored pagein flaps that extend the pages in order to allow for the missing text. The calligrapher has added gold tooling to the title and half-title pages." The book is printed letterpress on Frankfurt Cream paper and bound in heavy brown handmade paper from Cave Paper with cream paper spine label. In fine condition. 8.25 x 6.25 inches. Unpaginated [40 pages]. PRI/022515. Fine.
[Book #28032]
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Twilight of Abundance. Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Regnery Publishing, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition. New in black paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. In illustrated dust jacket with black spine panel titled in white. Clean and bright. 208 pages. HIS/022315. Fine / Fine.
[Book #28026]
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Maryland Today: The State, The People, The Government

New York: Oxford Book Company, 1954. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth boards with blue title to spine and front board. Blue illustration of bay bridge to front board. Ex library with call number on spine. Interior is very clean. Tight binding. Index, 188 pages. MD/031115. Very Good.
[Book #28058]
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Orientalism and War

New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition. New in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In new illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine. Clean and bright with illustrations. 346 pages. MIL/022015. Fine / Fine.
[Book #28009]
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A Rose of a Hundred Leaves

New York: Barse & Hopkins, (1891). softcover. SCARCE. Good-. Brown leather wrappers with brown and gilt title to front wrapper. Leather is very delicate and brittle. Wrappers nearly detached. Frontispiece and title page are detached but present. Pages and text are in very good condition with no foxing or browning. Illustrations throughout. Good candidate for rebinding. 238 pages. LIT/011315. good -.
[Book #27953]
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Ars Anatomica. A Medical Fantasia. Thirteen Drawings

Ars Anatomica. A Medical Fantasia. Thirteen Drawings

New York: Medicina Rara. Hardcover. Number 447 of 2800 copies. Signed by the artist. Printed at the Curwen Press in London on specially made paper bearing the private watermakr of Medicina Rara. The thirteen illustrations were commissioned by Medicina Rara and were printed from the original drawings. Double-elephant sized portfolio with title in gilt to spine and "Baskin" in gilt to front cover. Minor foxing to some prints. Includes publisher's leaflet. Unpaginated. [14 pages]. Fine.
[Book #27898]
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Weavers

Upland CA: Blackbird Press, 2005. Number 78 of 80 copies. Signed by poet, artist, and book artists. This is a collection of ekphrastic poems that were written by Maurya Simon to interpret and meditate on paintings done by her mother, Baila Goldenthal. Goldenthal created a series of enigmatic paintings called the Weavers Series (1989-1994) for which she used the 'old Master' technique of oil glazing over tempera on wood panels. The Gothic and Romanesque shapes of some of the panels, the use of shallow space, the stylization of the figures, are references to art history. this book, small reproductions of the paintings are tipped in with Simon's evocative poems on the facing pages. Printed with handset Optima and Times New Roman type on Zerkall Book paper. Bound with Tyvek strips with handmade white Japanese Kyosei-shi covers. Housed in an acrylic slipcase. In fine condition. 8 x 10". Unpaginated. PRI/031315.
[Book #28075]
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Beauty

Beauty

Upland CA: Blackbird Press, 2007 [Distributed in 2010]. Anna Alquitela. Hardcover. Number 40 of 100 copies. Signed by the poet, the book artist, and the illustrator. Writes Gillingwators, "When I first read B. H. Fairchild’s poetry collection The Art of the Lathe, I knew I wanted to publish the opening poem “Beauty” as a letterpress limited edition book. The poem has book characteristics–narrative structure and four, chapter-like divisions–and its visceral, lyrical appeal motivated me." Fairchild's poetry has been widely published and he has been the recipient of numerous awards. The Art of the Lathe was described in the LA Times as "a contemporary classic...finely crafted and perfectly pitched." The book artist continues: "I knew from the initial reading that my book edition would have metal covers, reminiscent of the corrugated-metal buildings that often house machine shops [where the poem takes place]. The making of the book took three years as the book artist and illlustrator learned how to make the tiny metal hinges for the book and how to age the thin aluminum used for the book covers. Each step required research, test trials, and practice. Printed with Centaur and Arrighi monotype on Zerkall Book paper, with linocuts by Alquitela. Housed in a grey clamshell box with title and author in red to spine. In fine condition. 7 x 11". Unpaginated. [11 pages] PRI/031715. Fine.
[Book #28076]
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Questions My Daughter Never Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Them

Questions My Daughter Never Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Them

Upland CA: Blackbird Press, 2014. Hardcover. Number 27 of 75 copies. Signed by the poet and book artists. Maurya Simon is a California-based poet and teacher who has been published in more than sixty literary magazines and journals and in several bound collections. Her work has been described as combining the natural world with spirituality and metaphysics. Gillingwators originially published this beautiful poem as a broadside but found it continuing to resonate with her a decade later and decided to publish it as a book. She says that choosing the paper, structure, and typeface was easy, but illustrating the poem was more challenging. She decided to use abstract, non-referential dots to keep attention on the text. Printed in Optima type on Crane's Lettra paper, which was folded and glued into an accordion structure. In red cloth binding. A lovely book from the Blackbird Press, founded in 1982. Their books are found in several library collections. In fine condition. 5 x 7". Unpaginated. PRI/031315. Fine.
[Book #28074]
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A Cruising Guide to the Chesapeake Including the Passages from Long Island Sound Along the New Jersey Coast and Inland Waterway

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1951. Hardcover. Second printing. Very good in good orange, grey and white illustrated and price clipped dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Wear to dust jacket includes chipping edges, general fading and browning, minor soiling and a few closed tears to the edges. Head of spine has been reinforced with tape on the inside. Dust jacket now in protective plastic sleeve. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations. Index, 235 pages. Maryland. MD/031115. Very Good / Good.
[Book #28063]
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A Cruising Guide to the Chesapeake Including the Passages from Long Island Sound Along the New Jersey Coast and Inland Waterway

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, (1962). Hardcover. Revised edition. Very good in very good Orange, grey and white illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and faded spine panels. Minor wear to dust jacket includes rubbing, foxing to edges, light browning and fading to spine, and one small closed tear to top edge of rear panel. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations. Index, 237 pages. Maryland. MD/081412. Very Good / Very Good.
[Book #28064]
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Nugget. The Black Wombat

Nugget. The Black Wombat

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2013. Hardcover. Limited Edition miniature book signed by the book artist, Pat Sweet. Pat writes that after the Australian novelist Prue Batten mentioned that she had a black wombat on her farm in Tasmania, she challenged Prue to write a story about him. This sweet and simple children's story is the result, told with great gentleness and restraint. Nugget the wombat has a pretty good life, really, despite the teasing and antics of the wallabies, cockatoos, and kookaburras. He has a snug burrow he dug himself and delicious roots and leaves to eat. But he's a bit lonely. However, there is now a rumor of another wombat far up the bush track on the other side of the farm...Silver is her name.With seven adorable color illustrations of Nugget, his neighbors, and the night sky he loves so much. There is a marsupial pocket on the back endpaper that holds a map of Nugget's journey. Bound in dark grey cloth with title spine label. In a black dust jacket with title, author, and shooting star on front cover and a moon on the back. Ink jet printed with handsewn binding. In fine condition. 2 x 2.5 inches. Unpaginated [36 pages]. PRI/01/07/15. Fine.
[Book #27934]
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Jane Austen Bookshelf

Jane Austen Bookshelf

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2014. Limited edition. A charming miniature wooden bookshelf holding a set of six Jane Austen's novels. The books are blank inside but are nicely bound with a dark blue spine with paper title label and decorative paper covers. Each book is 1 x 1/2 inches. The handmade bookshelf stand is stained dark brown. It is 2 x 2 x 1 inches. In fine condition. A delightful item for an Austen collection. PRI/010815. Fine.
[Book #27944]
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Welcome to Hell

Welcome to Hell

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2014. Number 5 of 15 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist, Pat Sweet. This inventive miniature work comprises eleven pieces of Hellish ephemera that play with some of the images and ideas of the infernal regions from popular culture. The result is a surprisingly humorous and engaging production. Pat described it as one of her most fun projects ever. She writes: "Most religions have discarded the idea of a retributive afterlife, but the idea remains in the popular consciousness as folk belief. Images of old-time Hell are much more common than those of Heaven: Dante invented a whole complex gradation of torments for an exactly sorted list of sins. But grinning devils with pitchforks continue to poke burning sinners, and Satan continues to offer shady your-soul-for-your heart's desire deals in folk tales and legends." The items are stored inside a shopping bag labeled "Welcome to Hell." Your goody bag from Hell includes: Welcome To Hell! (with a FAQ! - for example, "Am I really here for all of eternity?" "Yes") A Gallery of Hell (Hell in famous paintings) Visitor's Book (Yes, some people get to leave) Hellhounds of the Underworld (Hell has a surprising number of dogs) Go To Hell (a board game for sinners of all ages) Devil Cards (collect 'em all!) Seven Deadly Sins Post Cards ( by Bruegel) Hotel Grand Pandemonium dinner menu (Annual Famous Last Meals Banquet) Hellmouth Pop-up Cards (three thrilling maws) Maps of Hell (maps of Dante's Hell) Complimentary fan with picture of devil's head - not that it would do much good. The bag is 3 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/8 inches. The items in the bag vary in size but are all smaller. In fine condition. PRI/010815. Fine.
[Book #27941]
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