Boston: John Eliot, 1810. Hardcover. A scarce early American reprint of five tales from Maria Edgeworth's ambitious series of volumes on various aspects of women's lives. These were taken from the second edition. Edgeworth (1768-1849) was a prolific and successful writer of such novels as Castle Rackrent, Belinda, and The Absentee. The tales included in these volumes are Ennui, Almeria, Madame de Fleury, The Dun, and Manoeuvering. Bound in contemporary brown leather with leather spine labels with title. Volumes are scuffed, worn and have chipping to spines. Joint along top of spine has split. Hinges are tender but holding. Pages have aging and foxing throughout but still quite readable. 4.25 x 7 inches. Volume I: 293 pages; Volume II: 268 pages. LIT/021419. Good +.
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Solomons Island, MD: Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, 1950. Paperback. Publication No. 88. Green paper side-stapled wrappers with black title to front cover. Minor wear and light browning to edges. Illustrated. Small - 4 x 6 inches. 45 pages. MD/021919. Very Good.
Cleveland, OH: Penton Publishing Company, 1918. Hardcover. Quarto. Olive green cloth boards with gilt title to front cover. Minor darkening to spine leaving it more greyish than green. Bumping to bottom corners and minor wear to edges of boards. A few spots of foxing to rear cover and two old, dried splotches of brown acrylic paint. Minor foxing to early and late pages, but clean interior overall. Many illustrations. 101 pages. MAR/021919. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991. Hardcover. 4to. "The essays address many aspects of Baltimore's history and collectively provide a much broader vision of the city than traditional accounts offer" (jacket). Chapters address segregation and the stuggle for equality in Old West Baltimore, Baltimore's clothing industry, Radicalism on the waterfront in the 1930s, Hampden-Woodberry: Baltimore's Mill Villages, Camden Yards and the strike of 1877, Fells Point: Community and conflict in a working-class neighborhood and more.Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright with illustrations throughout. In black and white illustrated dust jacket with yellow spine panel titled in black. A few chips to edges of jacket, which is now in protective mylar. Bibliography, index, 268 pages. BALT/121218. Near Fine / Very Good.
Owings Mills, MD: Stemmer House, (1981). Paperback. POSSIBLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Very good in yellow, black, and white illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Spine and 1/3rd of front wrapper faded to white. Potential inscription to dedication page, signed "Lulu." Else is clean and bright with black and white illustrations throughout. Unpaginated. CHILD/011519. Very Good.
Berkeley: Flying Fish Press, 2018. Hardcover. Number 14 of 50 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. Flying Fish Press was established in 1987 by internationally known book artist and book art educator Julie Chen. The press focuses on the design and production of limited edition artists' books with an emphasis on three-dimensional and movable book structures and fine letterpress printing. Editions range in size from 25 to 150 copies. Work from the press Is known for combining meticulous attention to craft, intricate structural design, and inspired artistic vision. Half Century was written, illustrated, and designed by Chen. It is dedicated to Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts and Rare Books Curator, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her career at University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA (colophon). Chen writes: "The text of this book considers the complexity of our relationship to time in our daily lives. We think we understand how time works, but our public beliefs about time may not sync up with our private beliefs about time. Our conception of time changes over the course of a lifetime but we often only realize this at milestones and/or traumatic moments in our lives. Imagery includes a variety of large wood type numbers that were printed at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI, along with an abstract visual timeline illustrating a pattern of significant life events over a 50-year period." Half Century has an accordion structure that measures 6 x 6 x 1 inches when closed, opening to a full width of 174 inches. Bound in red cloth with title label and "Act I" or Act II" on front and back covers. Letterpress printed from wood type and photopolymer plates. Presented in a red cloth box with a magnetic closure. In fine condition. Unpaginated. PRI/012219. Fine.
Elliot Island MD: Dogwood Ridge Books, (2006). Paperback. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Fine in white and illustrated paper wrappers wiht dark blue and grey title to front wrapper and dark blue title to spine. Author's inscription to half title page. Else is pristine with black and white photographic illustrations throughout. 241 pages. MD/020619. Fine.
Easton, MD and Haverford, PA: Printed Privately for the Author, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good in red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Black, silver and gold emblem to front cover. Minor soiling and rubbing to exterior as well as light browning to spine and a small open tear to cloth on spine. Browning to end pages and light soiling to blank page at front. Else is clean and bright. Includes over 250 photographs, illustrations, and floor plans of historic plantations in Maryland. Index, 269 pages. Maryland. MD/011519. Very Good.
New York: George Braziller, (1971). Hardcover. Facsimile. 4to. Fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and gitl EC to front board. Pristine interior with full color illustrations. Housed in near fine black paper covered slip case with title and illustration pasted to front board and spine and illustration pasted to rear board. Light edgewear and rubbing to slip case. Index, 128 pages. ILL/021919. Near Fine.
New Paltz, NY: Codhill, (2003). Paperback. Oblong 8vo. Fine in illustrated cream and white paper wrappers with red and black title to front wrapper and to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. 97 pages. ART/021119. Fine.
Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1956. Hardcover. First Edition. "The sources for this stimulating and original book, which will provoke a good deal of discussion, include unpublished papers in private collections and government archives as well as local memoirs and correspondence, Southern newspapers and journals of the time, and eye-witness accounts of visitors. From this material, Professor Franklin has drawn the evidence for his argument that something in ante-bellum Southern society made possible there a more aggressive and violent response to the demands of the world than existed elsewhere in America - a bellicosity for which the reader of this book may discover analogies in the South of our own day" (jacket). In red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Previous ownership signature and notes to endpapers and title page, and half title page. Underlining in pen to interior. In black and red dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Non-archival tape has been used to reinforce edges and corners of jacket, and it has yellowed. A few short closed tears to edges of jacket. Minor wear, scuffing, and rubbing to jacket. Foxing to interior of jacket. 315 pages. AFAMER/122618. Very Good / Good.
Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, (2002). Paperback. Small 4to. Fine in green side stapled paper wrappers with white title and black illustration to front wrapper. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. 35 pages. ART/021119. Fine.
Centerville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1989. First Edition. Paperback. 4to. First edition of photodocumentary title about the arabbers, African-American horsecart street vendors of fruit and produce who can still be seen today on Baltimore streets. Size: quarto. Bound in tan paper wrappers with white title to spine and front cover. Minor fading to spine panel. Laid in brochure for "Arabbers Appreciation Day: A Ceremony Honoring the Arabbers of Baltimore" from 1990 at the BMA. Also laid in is an old newspaper clipping about this book. Minor browning to facing pages. Black and white photos date from the 1970s-80s. 176 pages. BALT/121218. Very Good.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1877. Hardcover. This is the most famous work by English historian and biographer, James Anthony Froude (1818 - 1894). Originally intending to be a clergyman, Froude ultimately turned from this career after publishing a novel that questioned the Christian faith. Very good in three-quarter tan leather over marbled paper boards with leather title and volume labels to spines. Gilt decoration to spines. Minor wear to edges, corners, and spine ends of all volumes. Occasional pulls and small chips to leather. Marbled endpapers and marbled edges. Clean, bright interiors overall with occasional spots of foxing and soiling. Tight bindings. An attractive set despite noted condition issues. Each volume is about 600 pages. This set may require an additional shipping fee. ENG/021519. Very Good.
Martha Galleher, 2007. Hardcover. Signature of author on title page. A self-published book by Galleher about her research, including interviews, attempting to find out how and why her step-uncle Jim Thompson disappeared in Thailand in 1967. Despite a fifty-year effort she never found out what happened to him. Thompson is credited with reviving the silk industry in Thailand. Bound in red cloth and in a black pictorial dust jacket. Light red marks on fore-edge otherwise very good condition with ownership signature on free front endpaper.Several pages of photographs. 219 pages. ASIA/012919. Very Good / Very Good.
Morristown, NJ: The Morris Museum, 2002. Paperback. SCARCE. Oblong 8vo. Very good+ in grey paper wrappers with white and dark grey title to front wrapper and dark grey title to spine. Minor fading to edges of front wrapper and to spine. Residue from small price sticker to rear wrapper. Very slight yellowing to edges of pages. Previous owner's name written to inside of front cover. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 50 pages. HOL/020819. Very Good+.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, (1973). Paperback. 4to. Silver illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor rubbing and creasing to exterior. Minor foxing to margins. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 29 pages. MAR/021319. Very Good.
London: Printed for J. Nourse, 1779. Hardcover. Second edition. Contents include: animals (rabbit, squirrel, flying squirrel, marmout, agouti, paca, guinea pig, mouse, rate, leming, cricetus, mole, hedge-hog, tanrec, porcupine, armadilla, bat, beaver, seal, morse, manati, baboon, monkey, maki, oppossum, elephant, camelopard, camel, lama, nyl-ghau, bear, badger, tapir, racoon, coatimondi, ant-bear, sloth, gerbua) Includes 41 plates (squirrel, flying squirrel, squirrel in the act of flying, marmout, agouti, paca, guinea pig, moles, hedge-hog, tanreck, porcupine, pangolin, armadillo, bats, beaver, morse (seal), ouran-outang, long armed monkey, magot (monkey), wanderow (monkey), mococo (lemur - tear to this plate), lori, opossum, tarsier, cayopolin, elephant, rhinocerous, hippo, camelopard (giraffe), camel, dromedary, brown bear, white bear, badger, tapier, racoon, coati, ant bear (anteater), another ant bear (anteater), sloth, kanguroo). Bound in the original brown leather boards with maroon title label to spine and gilt decoration to spine. Front board is detached and rear board is nearly detached. Rubbing to boards and wear to edges and corners. Cracking to leather on spine. Foxing and browning throughout. Antiquated pen markings to front free endpaper. Occasinoal dampstaining. Tears to margins of some pages. Previous ownership signature in pen to top corner of title page. Front pastedown has lifted. A good reading copy. 356 pages. NAT/021519. Good.
London: Printed for J. Nourse, 1779. Hardcover. Second edition. Contents include: birds (ostrich, emu, cassowary, dodo, eagle, condor, falcon, vulture, cock, peacock, turkey, pheasant, guinea-hen, buzzard, grous, partridge, quail, raven, crow, magpie, woodpecker, bird of paradise, cuckoo, parrot, pigeon, sparrow, thrush, nightingale, canary, swallow, hummingbird, crane, stork, heron). Includes 9 plates (ostrich, dodo, eagle, pondicherry eagle, king of the vultures, tropical birds with nests, birds of paradise, toucan/huppoo/cockaroo, Balearic crane/white stork). Bound in the original brown leather boards with maroon title label to spine and gilt decoration to spine. Minor wear to binding including wear to corners and edges of boards. Dampstaining to boards. Cracking to hinges; althought, boards remain attached. Dampstaing, browning, occasional spots of soiling, and small spots of foxing throughout. Previous ownership signature in pen to top corner of title page. Front pastedown has lifted. Short tears to edges of some pages. A good reading copy. 400 pages. NAT/021519. Good.
London: Printed for J. Nourse, 1779. Hardcover. Second edition. Contents include: birds (bittern, spoonbill, crane, water hen, coot, pelican, albatros, cormorant, gannet, gulls, penguin-kind, puffin, goose-kind, swan, duck, kingfisher) and fish (whale, narwhal, dolphin, shark, lamprey, sturgeon, apodal fish, jugular fish, abdominal fish, thoracis fishes) and shell fish (lobsters, tortoise). Includes 13 plates (spoonbill/calao, flamingo/avosetta, grebe/culterneb/pelican, ray/torpedo, sturgeon/mystus, frog fish/sun fish, sea hedghog, swordfish/sturgeon/salmon, sawfish/codfish/tunny, flying fish, violet crab/river crab/sea, lobster/lobster crab, tortoises). Bound in the original brown leather boards with maroon title label to spine and gilt decoration to spine. Minor wear to binding including wear to corners and edges of boards and rubbing to boards. Dampstaing to many pages, which has caused minor browning to the affected areas. Small spots of foxing throughout. Previous ownership signature in pen to top corner of title page. 400 pages. NAT/021519. Good.
London: Printed for J. Nourse, 1779. Hardcover. Second edition. Contents include: Shells, shellfish, frogs, lizards, serpents, toads, lizards, crocodiles, insects, spiders, flea, louse, scorpion, gally-worm, leech, dragon fly, lion ant, grasshopper, cricket, earwig, etc. Includes 7 plates (sea urchins, shells, frogs, crocodile, snake, spider/scorpion, flea). Bound in the original brown leather boards with maroon title label to spine and gilt decoration to spine. Heavy wear to binding including chips to leather on spine and boards. Dampstaining and discoloration to boards. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Boards remains attached but hinges are cracked. Browning to all pages and minor dampstaining to bottom margins of some pages. Previous ownership signature in pen to top corner of title page. A good reading copy. 368 pages. NAT/021519. Good.
London: Printed for J. Nourse, 1779. Hardcover. Second edition. Contents include: Insects (caterpillars, butterflies, moths, enemies of the caterpillar, silk-worm, bee, wasp, Ichneumon-fly, ant, bettel, gnat, and tipula) and Zoophytes (worms, star-fish, polypus, sponges). Includes 3 plates (beetles, cuttlefish, and coral). Bound in the original brown leather boards with maroon title label to spine and gilt decoration to spine. Heavy wear to binding including chips to leather on spine, boards, and title label. Dampstaining and discoloration to boards. Wear to corners and edges of boards. Boards remains attached but hinges are cracked. Browning to all pages and minor dampstaining to bottom margins of many pages. Previous ownership signature in pen to top corner of title page. A good reading copy. 200 pages plus an index that is unpaginated but also seems to be about 200 pages. NAT/021519. Good.
Arcadia Publishing, 2005. Paperback. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpage. Clean and bright with photographic illustrations. 128 pages. BALT/013019. Fine.
Richmond: The Dietz Press, (1951). Hardcover. 8vo. Scarce. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Else is clean and bright. Blue and white illustrated dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. Minor soiling, creasing and edgewear to jacket as well as "Claiborne" and "Hale of Kent" written in faded pen to spine panel. Index, 340 pages. VA/011419. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Glenview, IL: Karen Hanmer, 2013. Paperback. Open Edition. A flip book starting with the word Yes, which dissolves into Maybe, then into No, then back into Yes, and so on. Karen describes it as "A quick flip through an indecisive decision-making process." Size: 2 x 4.75 x 1.5 inches. Fine.