George J. Acton, 2001. Paperback. SIGNED and inscribed by the author, dated 9/11/01. The author "was born and raised in Locust Point, a tough blue collar neighborhood in Baltimore ... [his] love and respect for the good people of Locust Point inspired him to write about the times he experienced while growing up during that turbulent period of the second World War" (back cover). Black paper wrappers with white title to spine and front cover. Creasing to spine and minor wear to edges of covers. Clean and bright. 167 pages. BALT/011819. Very Good.
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Baltimore: The Maryland Historical Society, 1880. Paperback. 8vo. Very good- in light brown paper wrappers. Rear wrapper is missing and about half of the spine is chipped away. Tape to spine. Minor chipping and soiling to front wrapper. Interior is clean and bright. MD/021319. Very Good -.
Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, (2002). Paperback. 8vo. Purple illustrated paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and to spine. Sporadic underlining and margin notes to interior. Text remains bright. Index, 680 pages. AFRAM/021319. Very Good.
Baltimore: Gilman School, 1971. Paperback. First Edition. Signed by the author. Written during his sabbatical, this book tries to capture the mind and heart of the college student. The author, a teacher and counselor at Gilman School, travelled across the U.S. to about 30 college campuses and interviewed only people age 25 or younger in order to compile the passages in this book which address topics such as parenting, the decline of frivolity, resegregation on campus, war, sex, drugs, clothes, hair, and more. An interesting look into 70s college life. Blue paper wrapperes with black title to front cover. Side-stapled. Minor wear / light soiling to covers. 137 pages. BALT/021419. 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.
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.
Arcadia Publishing, 2005. Paperback. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpage. Clean and bright with photographic illustrations. 128 pages. BALT/013019. Fine.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. Hardcover. 4to. Revised with new foreword by Paul W. Wirtz. "Harwood gives us a glorious picture of the streetcar in Baltimore, combining the story of lines and equipment with a nostalgic view of Baltimore when so many of her people relied on street railways" (jacket). Black cloth spine over grey paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. In black dust jacket with yellow title to spine panel. Interior is very clean with bright text and many photographic illustrations. Tight binding. 171 pages. BALT/121218. Fine / Fine.
Holniker Retrospective, 1992. Paperback. 4to. Scarce. White paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Clean and bright with many photographic illustrations featuring images of Baltimore in the 1980s and Russia / Eastern Europe in the 1990s. The juxtaposition between the two in this retropective is perhaps unintentional, but jarring none-the-less. Includes famous Baltimorians such as a young John Waters, Bella Abzug, Lee Atwater, Blaze Starr, Kurt Schmoke (mayor), etc. Unpaginated. BALT/121218. Fine.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, (1991). Paper Wrappers. 4to. Revised edition. Beige illustrated paper wrappers with brown spine panel and red title to spine. Pristine, tight interior filled with illustrations. 168 pages. BALT/121218. Near Fine.
Baltimore: Friends of Maryland's Olmsted Parks and Landscapes, 1987. Paperback. Reprint of 1904 edition. Octavo. Black and white illustrated paper wrappers with green title to spine and front cover. Clean overall with a few spots of foxing last pages. Light wear to edges of wrappers. 120 pages with 3 maps in pocket to rear. BALT/021519. Very Good.
Baltimore: Loyola University, 2010. Hardcover. "The first book to chronicle and celebrate the rich jazz history of Baltimore" (jacket). Grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean and bright. In light blue dust jacket with black title to spine panel. 409 pages. BALT/122618. Fine / Fine.
Baltimore: Bodine & Associates, 1974. First Edition. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. SCARCE. 8vo. Off white, red, and green illustrated cloth covered boards with black title to the front board and to the spine. Soiling to exterior and to edge of text block. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 93 pages. BALT/012319. Very Good.
Randallstown: I.C.Y. Publishing Co, 1984. Paperback. 4to. "A wealth of Baltimore memories are waiting inside these covers to warm your heart and rekindle the flame of yesterday" (rear cover). White paper wrappers with black title to spine and front panels. Browning to title page but clean otherwise. 191 pages. BALT/011819. Very Good.
Baltimore: Schneidereith and Sons, 1979. Hardcover. Founded in 1853, Loudon Park Cemetery is the oldest in Baltimore city. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt decoration to front cover. Clean and bright. Pen inscription to front endpaper dated 1981. 96 pages. BALT/121218. Fine.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. Paperback. A fascinating history of the development and growth of Baltimore, told through photographs and reprints of news articles and excerpts from writings about the city. Oblong volume bound in illustrated paper wrappers with red spine panel titled in black and white. Near fine with newspaper article laid into front, which has caused browning to facing pages - else clean and bright. Filled with photographic illustrations. 150 pages. BALT/070816. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Maryland Historical Society, 1884. Paperback. 8vo. Very good- in light brown paper wrappers. Rear wrapper is missing and about half of the spine is chipped away. Tape to spine. Chipping and soiling to front wrapper. Minor foxing throughout. Text remains clean and bright. Pages are unopened. BALT/021319. Very Good -.