Annapolis: Mrs. E. Schaeffer, 1896. Hardcover. SCARCE. Oblong in maroon paper covered boards with gilt title to front cover. Rubbing and minor soiling to boards. Spine panel is split and mostly missing and both interior hinges are split; however, book remains bound. Previous owner's gift inscription to front free endpaper. He appears to have been in the navy and has annotated several of the pictures with notes like "view from my window" and "The dismantled hulk is the Santee where I was stationed during September. The steam vessel U.S. Standish." Occasional smudge marks and spots of soiling to margins. Includes 18 photo-gravure views of Annapolis including the Naval Academy, St. John's College, the State House, and more. MD/042419. Very Good Minus.
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Cambridge, MD: Cornell Maritime Press, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ in very good- white illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Wear to dust jacket includes few closed tears and chips to top edges and minor rubbing and soiling. Dust jacket now in removable protective plastic sleeve. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 211 pages. MD/041919. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
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.
Baltimore: Calvert Text Book Company, 1927. Hardcover. A collection of biographies of successful Marylanders for the purpose of inspiring youth. A record of "the experiences which our successful men and women of Maryland have had in their progress along the road to success, and to quote the philosophies of life which their analyses of their own problems and their effective solutions of them have not only developed, but have also shown to be wise, practical and moal" (preface). Black flexible leatherette wrappers with embossed title to spine and front cover. Minor rubbing to boards. Red pan marking to front endpaper, else clean. 256 pages. MD/041019. Very Good.
Cambridge: Tidewater Publishers, 1960. Hardcover. First Edition. "In this tale of the Delmarva Peninsula in its "Dark Ages," Lucretia "Patty" Cannon emerges as a woman who could not only beat most men at hand wrestling, but also as a woman who was all "woman" and could bring sensual desires to men of good breeding as well as her outlaw compatriots" (jacket). Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Light soiling to front hinge. Spot of soiling to fore edge and occasional light spots of soiling to interior, but clean overall. In white dust jacket with red title to spine and front panels. Staining / soiling to panels of jacket and minor wear to edges. 317 pages. LIT/040919. Very Good / Very Good.
Annapolis: Maryland State Archives, 1990. Paperback. Oblong 8vo. White illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor edgewear and soiling to wrappers. Letter from a registrar at the Maryland State Archives stapled onto title page. Else is clean and bright with maps and illustrations throughout. 167 pages. MD/042219. Very Good.
Annapolis: Hall of Records Commission, State of Maryland, 1971. Hardcover. Very good maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and spine. Light bumping to corners. A few spots of foxing and a faint stamp to front free end paper. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. In very good- pink paper dust jacket with gilt title to front and spine panels. Minor fading to spine and chipping to edges of dust jacket. 498 pages. Maryland History. MD/042219. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Light brown cloth covered boards with black and light blue illustration and title to front board and gilt title to spine. Foxing and rubbing to exterior as well as bumping to spine ends and corners. Minor Rolling to Spine. Article about book pasted to front free end paper. Book plate of William Calvert Steuart, of the priminent Steuart family of Maryland. Original owner's name and date written in pen to top edge of title page. Small damp stain/browning to bottom margin of several pages at the beginning of the book. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Includes discussions of race relations in the south. 262 pages. MAR/042519. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Norman, Remington Company, 1928. Hardcover. Number 796 of 975 copies signed and numbered by the author. From the library of Theodore R. McKeldin, Governor of Maryland 1951-59, with his bookplate. This is an enjoyable and lighthearted book about many aspects of Baltimore's rich history. The author weaves together contemporary walking tours of the city with the history of relevant historical events and persons. Bound in cream cloth with gilt titling to spine and gilt and black illustration of an entry door on front cover. Light soiling and darkening to spine. Interior pages show slight aging but quite clean. Numerous black and white illustrations and photographs throughout. Very good condition. 4.5 x 6.5 inches. 336 pages. BALT/041519. Very Good.