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.
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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: (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.
Baltimore: Norman Publishing Company, 1932. Hardcover. Number 15 of 200 copies in the large paper edition. Signed by the author. Baltimore author Edward Lucas White (1866 - 1934) wrote many novels, but is best known for his fantasy horror stories, many of which were based on his own nightmares. This book, "Matrimony," is largely autobiographical and was written about his experiences with love throughout his life culminating with his marriage and life with Agnes Gerry. He had a happy marriage with Agnes despite her poor health and senility in later years. This book book both honors her and mourns her loss. He committed suicide seven years to the day after she died. Dark blue leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Wear and rubbing to hinges, edges of boards, and corners. Small white marking to rear cover. Includes laid-in papers with quotes from the book and biographical information about the author. Clean interior overall with occasional pencil notations in margins and occasional spots of foxing. Previous ownership signature on front free endpaper. 356 pages. LIT/022020. Very Good.