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Annapolis: Jehu Chandler, 1811. Hardcover. Thomas J. Pratt's copy with his ownership signature on three pages. It is crossed out on the top of the title page. Pratt (1804 - 1869) served as both a US senator and the governor of Maryland. He was a Whig but later switched to the Democratic Party after the Whigs were dissolved. This book is also ex-library from Ober, Grimes, and Shriver - National Bank Building in Baltimore with stamp to front free endpaper and evidence of removed signout card to rear pastedown. In a modern binding of beige buckram with black title "Kilty's English Statutes 1811" to spine. Clean overall aside from markings mentioned above, light foxing throughout, and browning to margins on early and late pages. Size: Quarto. 289 pages plus errata. MD/032520. Very Good.
Washington DC: The Joint Committee on Printing, 1915. Hardcover. SCARCE. Thin 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title and laurel to front board. Light edgewear and bowing to boards. Interior is clean and bright with frontispiece illustration of Konig and intact tissue guard. 31 pages. Maryland History. MD/032015. Very Good.
Published by the author, (1951). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. SCARCE. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gitlt title to front board. Minor fading to edges and bumping to spine ends and corners. Author's inscription to front free end page reads: " February 2nd 1956. Drink deeply of 'Impounded Waters' and forget the present. Marion Murdoch Laird." Slight yellowing to edges of end pages. Else is clean and bright. Blue dust jacket with blue title to front panel and white title to spine panel. Wear to dust jacket includes chipping and creasing to edges and general rubbing. Dust jacket is now in protective plastic sleeve. 114 pages. MD/032015. Very Good+ / Very Good Minus.
Taneytown, MD: The Carroll Record Company, (1949). Paperback. SCARCE. Very good. Small volume 4 1/2" by 5 3/4". Brown paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor soiling and creasing to exterior. Date stamps to inside of front wrapper and front free end page. Includes frontis illustration of the author's mother with tissue guard. Memoirs of childhood and the strength of mothers. 92 pages. Maryland. MD/8072. Very Good.
Ruxton, MD: The Church of the Good Shepherd, 2000. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Fine dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Pristine interior. Purple and yellow illustrated dust jacket with orange spine panel and blue title to spine. Index, 113 pages. MD/081808. Fine / Fine.
London: The Gieves and the Arlington Galleries, 1924. Paperback. 8vo. Brown paper wrappers with dark blue title to front wrapper. Creasing and chipping to edges. Minor soiling to exterior. Light damp stain to bottom corner of first few pages. Light foxing to margins. Text is clean and bright. Illustrations throughout. 65 pages. MAR/021319. Very Good.
Solomons, MD: Maryland Department of Research and Education Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, (1958). Paperback. Reprinted from the Atlantic Naturalist 13(2): 72 - 84, April - June, 1958. In side-stapled white paper wrappers with black title and illustration of a tree and the state of Maryland to the front cover. Includes map of the swamp, list of resident species of plants, birds, and animals, and article about the area. MD/090215. Very Good.
Solomons, MD: Maryland Department of Research and Education, . Paperback. SCARCE. Reprinted from Atlantic Naturalist, Volume 10, Number 2. White and black illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. MD/060415. Near Fine.
Hatboro, PA: Tradition Press, 1965. Hardcover. Facsimile of original 1913 edition. 8vo. Organge cloth covered boards with white title to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Light rubbing and soiling to boards. Minor foxing and some marginal notations throughout. Index, 519 pages. MD/011619. Very Good.
Maryland Historical Press, 1966. Paperback. Corner stapled yellow 11 x 14 paper, folded over. Time line bullet points range from 1608 (Captain John explores the bay) - 1965 (Maryland built "Pegasus" earth satellite launched) and can be cut out and pasted together. Diagram of Maryland symbols to rear of booklet. Slight stain to edges of pages; does not effect text or illustrations. 6 pages. MD/090215. Very Good.
Maryland Historical Press, 1966. Paperback. Corner stapled yellow 11 x 14 paper, folded over. Time line bullet points range from 1608 (Captain John explores the bay) - 1965 (Maryland built "Pegasus" earth satellite launched) and can be cut out and pasted together. Diagram of Maryland symbols to rear of booklet. Dampstain to last page along crease. 6 pages. MD/090215. Very Good.
No Publisher or place given, 1898. Hardcover. Very good interior with fine modern binding. Black boards with gilt title to spine. Includes a compilation of broadsides from 1898 beginning with Bill No. 3 which was enacted on January 18, 1898 and ending with Bill No. 80 enacted on February 9, 1898. The interior is very clean, though a few pages have small tears. Tight binding. Quarto. Marylandia. MD509191. Very Good.
Silver Spring, MD: Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Paperback. A functional plan amendment to the General Plan for Prince George's County. It presents a summary of the County's history and of the status of national and local preservation efforts. Bound in tan paper wrappers with black title to spine panel and white title to front panel. Blue sticker to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards. Clean, bright interior with illustrations. Signed in pencil by previous owner on title page. 162 pages. MD/123014. Very Good.
Baltimore: Maryland State Department of Education, 1991. Paperback. First Edition. Size quarto. In brown paper wrappers with white title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of boards, spine, and hinges. Previous owner notation in pen to title page, else clean and bright. 412 pages. MD/070716. Very Good.
Baltimore: Calvert Text Book Company, 1927. Hardcover. A collection of biographies of successful Marylanders for the purpose of inspiring youth. A record of "the experiences which our successful men and women of Maryland have had in their progress along the road to success, and to quote the philosophies of life which their analyses of their own problems and their effective solutions of them have not only developed, but have also shown to be wise, practical and moal" (preface). Black flexible leatherette wrappers with embossed title to spine and front cover. Minor rubbing to boards. Red pan marking to front endpaper, else clean. 256 pages. MD/041019. Very Good.