(Baltimore): Allen C. Abend, 2018. Hardcover. Allen Abend's latest book about the art of Baltimore focuses on the history of the Peabody Institute's art collection and how it was assembled, cared for, and divested of over the last century. He "chronicles the management of the collection after the gallery closed in 1925 through its present day status. The book explores the dichotomy associated with the Peabody Art Collection as both a treasure and a burden" (jacket). Chapters include: Baltimore's Need for the Peabody Institute, Founding of the Peabody Institute, Gallery Organization, Peabody Art Collection, Gallery Exhibitions 1879 - 1925, Gallery Closes - Changing Priorities, and Collection Becomes the Property of the State of Maryland. Also includes an appendix that lists the artworks in the Peabody Collection. Oblong, bound in black cloth boards. In black illustrated dust jacket with black title to orange spine panel. Pristine with numerous color illustrations. 139 pages. BALT/112818. New / New.
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.
New York: Historical Briefs, 1993. Paperback. "The events of World War II as seen through the eyes of Baltimorians is best viewed from the vantage point of the local newspaper of the day in Baltimore, the News Post. After all we who lived in Baltimore at the time had our own special interests ... (this book is) a look back at the way we were, and the way Baltimore was during the World War" (foreword). Size: Folio. Yellow paper wrappers with white title to spine and front panels. Minor waer and minor sunning to spine and edges of covers. Clean interior with slightly reduced photographic reproductions of news pages from World War II. Unpaginated. BALT/122818. 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.
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 / Ferdinand Hamburger Jr Archives / Milton S Eisenhower Library, 1991. Paperback. Scarce. Green side-stapled paper wrappers with white title and photographic illustration to front cover. Minor rubbing to covers. Includes several black and white photographic illustrations. Thin octavo. 25 pages. BALT/120518. Very Good.
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/121218. Near Fine in Wraps.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University, 2000. Hardcover. Signed by the author. This book "tells stories of neighborhoods, people, and landmarks taht have been important to Baltimore's Jewish experience" (jacket). Navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor dampstaining to rear board and top of spine. Clean, bright interior with photographic illustrations. In navy blue dust jacket with white title to spine and front cover. Evidence of dampstaining to interior of rear panel of jacket - but no damage is visible from exterior. 214 pages. BALT/120618. Near Fine / Near Fine.
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.
Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1968. Hardcover. Sigend by the author on front free endpaper. "The fascinating story of a black man's rise to power in a white political structure, told vividly against a background of racial infighting and the interplay of personalities, special-interest groups, and political forces" (jacket). Red cloth spine over blue cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. Pen inscription from previous owner. In black dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Minor soiling and wear to jacket including a light water ring on front panel. 250 pages. AFAME/120618. Very Good / Very Good.
Baltimore: Montgomery Ward & Co., 1931. Softcover. Who knew that Montgomery Ward used to sell groceries by catalog? Pages of dry goods; canned fruit, vegetables, and fish; condiments, jellies, and jams; smoked meats; livestock feeds, and more. All at prices that seem impossible today. Inserted are an order form and mailing envelope, and a flyer talking about their monthly Thrift Specials. Some aging to paper but very good condition. 7.25 x 9.25 inches. 32 pages. COOK/121018. Very Good.
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.