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.
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Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1980. Hardcover. "Describes the transformation of an eighteenth-century commercial town into a nineteenth-century industrial city ... Browne traces Baltimore's economic, political, and social evolution within the context of national and international developments over the course of nearly three generations. And, along the way, he reaches conclusions sharply at variance with conventional notions about the industrial revolution" (jacket). Very good in brown cloth boards with black title to spine. In brown dust jacket with white title to spine panel. Spine faded to blue. Rubbing, creasing and edgewear to jacket. Half of spine panel of dust jacket is missing. 349 pages. BALT/071019. Very Good / Good.
Baltimore: Te-erra Davis, 2019. Paperback. Te-erra Davis is a local insurance adviser born and raised in Baltimore, MD. "As Brand Ambassador of Thee Insurance Lady, LLC, Te-erra's personal mission is to educate each person one by one with literature, coaching, and seminars as she leads and impacts social change" (biography). Her book offers concise, easy to follow instructions on budgeting, saving money, getting out of debt, boosting credit scores, refinancing mortgages, boosting income, and more. New in black paper wrappers with white title to front cover. Pristine. 102 pages. Local Authors. BUS/070919. Fine.
New York: Hekate Publishing, 2019. Paperback. Second Edition. "The wonderfully talented Tom DiVenti is a Baby Boomer / punk / poet who has, thankfully, traversed decades of hard living, spectacular and outrageous performance art and emerged as an apt example for younger and like-minded individuals. His many stories, really exquisite prose poems, capture the now-downtrodden Baltimore from a more glorious era. Whether he's reminiscing about Martick's restaurant, growing up in northeast Baltimore in a rough and tumble neighborhood and his mischievous pranks in Catholic school, or hanging out with John Waters' crew in Fells Point, the humor and sincerity of his voice is singular ..." (back cover, Russ Smith). Black paper wrappers with white title to spine panel and photographic illustration to front cover. Clean and bright with photographic illustrations. 183 pages. LIT/081519. Fine.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, (1991). Paperback. Black and white illustrated paper wrappers with yellow spine panel and black title to spine. Fading to spine. Minor bumping to corners. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Bibliography, index, 268 pages. Size: Quarto. BALT/122815. 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 and London: The Johns Hopkins Univeristy Press, (1980). Hardcover. 4to. Scarce. Grey cloth covered boards with blue title to front board and to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends. Small area of rubbing to illustration on title page. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow and white title to front panel and white title to spine. Minor chipping and creasing to edges of dust jacket which is now in a protective plastic sleeve. Index, 432 pages. BALT/091219. Near Fine / Very Good.
Boston: Dana Estes & Company (Estes and Lauriat), (1898). Hardcover. First Edition. All eight full page black and white illustrations by Shute remain, some with foxing. Very good in the original red cloth boards with illustration and white title to front cover. White spine titling has chipped away, but embossed title remains. Dampstain to edge of rear board and small spot to spine. Minor wear to hinges, spine ends, corners, and edges of boards. Occasional spots of foxing, soiling, and browning to interior. It appears this book was once used to aid in the drying of flowers, and some browning from this process remains. Previous ownership stamp to front pastedown. An attractive book despite noted condition flaws. 173 pages. CHILD/071819. Very Good.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1941. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. FIRST AUTOGRAPHED EDITION. 8vo. Beige cloth backed blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor foxing and browning to to spine and minor soiling to boards. Minor bumping to edges. Browning to end pages. Author's signature to front free end paper. Text is clean and bright. Index, 342 pages. BALT/071019. Very Good.
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: Maryland Historical Society, 1953. Hard Cover. 8vo. Very good in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Light bumping to spine ends and corners. Minor browning to end pages. Else is clean with bright text. Includes several illustrations. Index, 208 pages. BALT/071219. Very Good.
New York: Social Register Association, 1956. Hardcover. 12mo. Black paper covered boards with orange title to front board and to spine. Small white smudge to front board. Orange "SR" to rear board. Light bumping to corners and spine ends. Interior is clean and bright. Advertisement laid in at rear. 192 pages. BALT/120319. Very Good.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2000. Hard Cover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 4to. Near fine in black dust jacket with gilt and white title to front panel and gilt title to spine. Interior is clean and bright. Author's inscription to title page. Illustrations throughout. 276 pages. BALT/091719. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Baltimore: The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, (1997). Hardcover. 8vo. Near Fine in very good+ illustrated dust jacket with gilt title to front panel and gilt and green title to spine panel. Fading to spine and minor rubbing and scuffing to dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations and maps throughout. Index, 262 pages. BALT/090519. Near Fine / Very Good.