Baltimore: St. Joseph's Seminary, 1903. A large ledger book with a list of subscribers from around the United States for "The Colored Harvest" periodical with entries starting in October 1902 and going through part of 1903. First issued in 1888 to solicit support for a new missionary institution, St. Joseph's Seminary in Baltimore, MD - it is still printed, but now called "The Josephite Harvest Magazine." "The Colored Harvest and St. Joseph’s Seminary grew together. Both existed to foster evangelization with America’s black population. The preeminent spokesman for the cause of black evangelization was the editor of the Harvest and (also) rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Father John R. Slattery. Under his guidance The Colored Harvest grew from an annual issue to become, in 1895, a quarterly magazine, published in January, March, June and October ... [It was] published in [English], French, German, and Italian. ... Slattery's goal as editor and rector was to gain support for Black Evangelization." Around 1900 it cost about 25 cents for a yearly subscription and there were around 4,000 plus subscribers. (The Josephites website). This ledger contains around 600 names and addresses with their preferred language noted and which quarters (issues) they had paid for. Notes about returned mail are also jotted down. Possibly this particular ledger belonged to an individual "Zealator," who sold subscriptions and collected payment during this time period; however, there is no ownership name. There is a typed letter laid into the back soliciting a 25 cent subscription fee and asking for names of 3 friends who might also be interested. Apparently, subscribers also received a medal as an incentive to sign up. It is signed by Rev. J. M. Kellogg, Epiphany Apostolic College, Baltimore, MD. Bound in brown cloth boards with leather corners. Edges of the boards and corners are heavily worn. Soiling to spine and boards. A modern paper title label, handwritten in pen, has been taped to the front of the book. The title is also written in pencil on the cloth of the front cover. Tears to cloth along hinges. Cracking to interior hinges. The interior is clean overall with light browning and occasional spots of soiling / foxing. Organized alphabetically with worn leather tabs. Size: Folio. BALT/010320. Very Good.
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Washington DC: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1974. A Report of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights prepared for the information and consideration of the Commission. Side stapled yellow paper wrappers with black title to front panel. Light soiling / browning to edges of wrappers, but clean and bright overall. A study of discrimination based on race within various trades such as electrician, carpenter, roofer, painter, plumber, welder. Numbers of union and non-union workers in these (and additional) trades are listed including minority and non-minority workers. Quotes from multiple minority workers about their personal experiences with inequality in hiring / training / jobs are included. An interesting study made during an important time of Civil Rights in our country. It seems that despite federal laws, there was still a large disadvantage for minorities seeking employment in construction trades in Baltimore. At the end of the end of the study data, there is a chapter on "recommendations" and several appendices including follow-up letters from attorneys representing african americans, letters from government officials, updates on following up with individual construction agencies, etc. 59 pages. BALT/011420.
Maryland Historical Foundation, 2003. Paperback. Second Edition. A reprint of the 1960 edition, originally printed by the Sidney Hollander Foundation. This copy is SIGNED by Sidney Hollander. Blue, black, white, and grey paper wrappers with white title to spine and front panels. Includes chronological reports by year from 1946 - 1958 and topical reports on education, public recreation, employment, public accomodations, and churches. Also includes a 1961 and 1962 supplement and a folding map showing where African Americans settled in the Baltimore region. Includes information on segregation, racial advances, the NAACP, and lots of African American firsts within Maryland. 113 pages. BALT/011420. Fine.
Maryland Historical Foundation, 2003. Paperback. Second Edition. A reprint of the 1960 edition, originally printed by the Sidney Hollander Foundation. Blue, black, white, and grey paper wrappers with white title to spine and front panels. Includes chronological reports by year from 1946 - 1958 and topical reports on education, public recreation, employment, public accomodations, and churches. Also includes a 1961 and 1962 supplement and a folding map showing where African Americans settled in the Baltimore region. Includes information on segregation, racial advances, the NAACP, and lots of African American firsts within Maryland. 113 pages. BALT/011420. Fine.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1890. Hardcover. A detailed account of the construction of Johns Hopkins Hospital illustrated with 56 plates. The plates include photographic illustrations of interiors and exteriors (including pipes and boiler rooms), floor plans of each building, and sectional views. The text reprints the addresses given at the opening of the hospital and includes a discussion of the grounds, building arrangement, and plan preparation, as well as a statement about each building and its systems: heating, water, sewage, lighting, telephones, clocks, administration building, kitchen building, nurses' home, amphitheater, bath house, isolating ward, octagon ward, dispensary, etc. Bound in three quarter black leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. While a beautiful production, this book is unfortunately dampstained along the edge of the text-block, which affects about a quarter of each page. Some pages have visible dampstaining and some are just rippled. Luckily, the margins are quite wide and the staining remains in the margins of most pages. The edges of the boards are dampstained as well and the marbled paper is chipped along the edges. The leather covering the spine is heavily worn and chipped. The front hinge is cracked and the front cover is nearly detached. The covers are rubbed and worn. Full marbled edges and marbled endpapers. A scarce title, this is still a good reading / reference copy despite the noted damage. Size: Folio. 116 pages of text plus 56 plates. MED/111419. Good.
New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1890. Hardcover. Small octavo. First Edition. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards, corners, and spine ends. Spots of discoloration to front cover and minor sunning to spine. Frontispiece illustration. Clean interior overall with minor foxing to early and late pages. Browning to margins. 181 pages. BALT/122719. Very Good.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Medicine in association with The Johns Hopkins University Press, (2012). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 4to. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver title to front and spine panels. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations throughout. Author's inscription to title page. Blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Index, 405 pages. BALT/112019. Fine / Fine.
Baltimore: Baltimore City Department of Planning and the University of Baltimore, 1989. Paperback. Scarce. First Edition. Includes sections on Roland Park, Homeland, Guilford, Mid-Charles, Govans, Loch Raven, Northwood, Waverly, Lower Harford Road, Charles-Calvert Corridor, Remington, and Hampden. Brown paper wrappers with light brown title to front wrapper. Minor rubbing to spine ends. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations throughout. Size: Thin quarto. 72 pages. BALT/091319. Near Fine in Wraps.
Baltimore: (2001). First Edition. Paperback. 8vo. Fine in blue paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and to spine. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations of each woman profiled. Article about the book's release is laid in at front. Includes a bookmark advertising the book. 107 pages. BALT/121619. Fine.
Baltimore: The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, 2018. Paperback. A History of Baltimore's Streetcar Lines - in particular the ones that relied on "jerkwater" to refill their small boilers. "Jerkwater" was obtained by throwing a bucket-on-a-rope into a stream alongside the track to gather the needed water. White paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Includes many photographic illustrations. Size: Quarto. 257 pages. BALT/111219. Fine.
Baltimore: Mayor and City Council, 1877. Hardcover. Scarce. This book details the history of Baltimore's City Hall beginning in 1801 when an ordinance was passed to purchase land on which to erect the building. Due to various problems, mostly related to the budget, construction did not begin until the fall of 1867 and was not completed until the fall of 1875. The architect and designer of all plates (except for the frontispiece) was George A. Frederick. This copy LACKS the fold out frontispiece. Good in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. The front board is present but detached. About an inch along the head of the spine is missing (affecting the title). The spine cloth is torn in a few places. There are a few light smudge marks to the interior; otherwise, very clean. Includes ten plates of which one folds out. The illustrations show exterior views of the building and also floor plans for each level. Includes laid in 5 page history of City Hall (from 1976) AND two original checks from 1869 written from the account of City Hall - one for $1197.50 to Burns Russell and Co. (for B??s Eleven) and one for $453.27 to Wm Robertson (to defray expenses of Committee's visit to New York to examine methods of heating and ventillating public buildings) 141 pages plus plates. BALT/011420. Very Good.