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.
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Princeton, NJ: The University Library, 1900. Hardcover. First Edition. Uncommon. Fithian (1747 - 1776) was a travelling American tutor, known best for journal entries about tutoring at Nomini Hall, a Virginia plantation, between 1773 and 1774. He made many useful observations about the treatment of slaves, plantation life in Virginia, education, entertainment, and religion while he was there. He was highly critical of the treatment of slaves that he witnessed. This book includes eight photographic illustrations with captioned tissue guardsVery good in grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to spine ends, corners, edges of boards, and hinges. Internal rear hinge is cracked. Light foxing to margins of some pages, else clean and bright. 320 pages. EDU/071819. Very Good.