Relay, MD: Calvert Distilling Company, 1940, 1941,1942. Softcover. A rare internally published bulletin from this former Maryland distillery. The Calvert Distilling Co. bought the Maryland Distillery in 1934. The Maryland Distillery was established in 1933 as the first legal whiskey still in Maryland after the repeal of prohibition. This publication was intended as a manual for the distillery's tour guides. It is a dense and lengthy document covering all aspects of the distillery's operations. There are many charts, tables, and diagrams on blending, flavoring and concentrations. There are also sections on government regulations, cleanliness and sanitation, and more. Calvert's Distilling was later taken over by Seagram's in 1939 and they continued producing Calvert Whiskey at this location. This publication was produced by mimeograph and has several sections individually paginated, including addenda dated 1941 and 1942. The entire publication has more than 100 pages. In a softcover report cover that is quite soiled, stained, and creased. Internal pages are very good although some of the print is light. With distillery's library stamp on first page. Very Good.
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Baltimore: Richardson and Bennett, 1871. Hardcover. SCARCE. An attractive volume. Illustrated by the Handann Brothers. Includes a history of the city by Brantz Mayer and over seventy biographical descriptions of notable Baltimorean men, each illustrated with an original photograph. Dark brown full leather boards with gilt title, decoration, and raised bands to spine. Boards are beveled with gilt borders and decoration. Bumping to corners, minor wear to edges of boards and hinges, and minor rubbing to boards. A few scuff marks to spine. Gilt dentelles, full gilt edges, and marbled endpages. Interior is very clean overall, though there are a few spots of foxing to several pages.Tight binding. 562 pages. BALT/122121. Very Good.