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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]

[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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My Infancy [Handwritten Baby Record Book]

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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4.

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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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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6.
[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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7.

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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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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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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11.

The Story of a Marriage

London: J.M. Dent and Co. 1895. J.A. Symington. Hardcover. Scarce. A nice association copy, inscribed by the author: "Trix Fleming from her affectionate L. B. November 1900." Louisa Baldwin was one of the four MacDonald sisters, all of whom married notable men. Louisa married industrialist Alfred Baldwin and was the mother of prime minister Stanley Baldwin; Alice, the mother of Rudyard Kipling and Alice "Trix" MacDonald Kipling, married the sculptor Lockwood Kipling; Agnes married artist Edward Poynter; and Georgiana married Edward Burne-Jones. The recipient of this book "Trix" Kipling, later Fleming, was Rudyard's sister and Louisa's niece. This is one of many titles of fiction and poetry written by Louisa, many published with Mrs. Alfred Baldwin as the author. Bound in publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine. Bumped, rubbed, light stains, and slightly cocked. Interior pages are very good with typical offsetting to free endpapers. With six illustrations by J. A. Symington. Very good condition despite binding flaws. 317 pages. LIT/033115. Very Good.
[Book #28126]
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12.

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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13.

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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15.
Weavers

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. In 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]. 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 Daughters Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Them

Questions My Daughters 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 originally 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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21.

In the Bleak Midwinter

Riverdale CA: Bo Press, 2014. Hardcover. Limted Edition miniature book. Signed by book artist. In 1872 Scribner's Magazine asked the English Poet Christina Rossetti for a Christmas poem, and she gave them this. It was published posthumously in Rossetti's 'Poetic Works' in 1904. It became a Christmas carol when Gustav Holst set the poem to an old hymn tune in 1906. Other musical settings have been written, most notably that of Harold Edwin Darke in 1909. In this charming Christmas book, Holst's golden notes run through the pages, hidden by the winter storm.At the end of the song, the sun breaks through in glory. The book is bound in white Strathmore laid paper, and has a dust jacket with the final image used in the book. In fine condition. 1 5/16 x 2 inches. 36 pages with one continuous illustration. PRI/040715. Fine / Fine.
[Book #28135]
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22.
The Witch's Ballad

The Witch's Ballad

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2013. Hardcover. Number 18 of 25 copies of this lovely miniature book. Signed and numbered by the book artist, Pat Sweet. "O, I hae come from far away, From a warm land far away, A southern land across the sea, With sailor-lads about the mast, Merry and canny, and kind to me." In this famous poem by the Scottish poet and artist William Bell Scott, four witches come to a market town to sell enchanted poultry and look for husbands. Scott was close to the Pre Raphaelites and The Witch's Ballad might be an evocation of a painting in that style. Pat says that she decided to combine the Pre-Raphaelite love of the medieval with the poem’s slightly Elizabethan tone and the Jacobean interest in witches and Holbein’s Dance of Death Alphabet to come up with this: a pastiche of an antique book.The text of the poem and its binding tell the witch's story but she also wanted the book itself to tell another story, that of its readers. She writes: "Whose book was this? I imagined finding the book in a used bookstore with all the former owner’s marks on it. Her picture came clearly into my mind: she’d used the book as a flower-press since she was reading it outdoors, Elphine-like, and was using as a bookmark a postcard she’d bought at a museum – Alice Boyd’s The Witches Going To Market. which was based on the poem." Bound in brown leather with three raised bands and paper title label to front cover. The design of the title page comes from a book by Albrecht Durer. Each verse is illustrated with a letter from Holbein's alphabet, and the page versos show the bleed-through from the preceeding page on antiqued paper. The brown leather binding has raised bands, a paper title label, and a chain-and-clasp closure, all in the 'antique' style. Inkjet printed with handsewn binding. With 24 illustrations, 7 images ofpressed flowers and one inserted "postcard." In fine condition. Unpaginated. [76 pages] 2.5 x 1.75 inches. PRI/010715. Fine.
[Book #27935]
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23.
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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24.
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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25.

Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater

Baltimore: Bodine & Associates, (1954). Second Edition. Hardcover. Folio. Very good+ in Very good price clipped black illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to front and spine panels. Wear to dust jacket includes minor chipping and creasing to edges and minor rubbing. Dust jacket is now in protective plastic sleeve. Wonderful photographic illustrations throughout. Index, 144 pages. MD/041315. Very Good+ / Very Good.
[Book #28139]
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