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Savannah, GA: Beehive Press Book, 2001. Hardcover. "Fifth edition of a classic portrait of Savannah, Georgia's 18th century capital and 19th century cotton port ... This handsome gift volume surveys in words and pictures the early and colorful history of the colonial outpost, the development of its extraordinary town plan and dignified architecture and the city's 20th centry decline and recent renewal" (jacket). Near fine in yellow cloth boards with green title to spine. Foxing to fore-edge of textblock and to some pages, else clean. Includes many black and white illustrations. In green and white dust jacket with mint green spine panel titled in black. 252 pages. STA/021919. Fine / Fine.
Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jun'r, . Hardcover. This scarce book on the history and development of Baltimore is an important and engrossing piece of Americana. It provides detailed information on the geography, topography, government, civic and religious institutions, and much more about Baltimore as it existed early in the 19th century. The detail extends even to providing the names of the current officers, proprietors, and holders of other positions. There are forty-two engraved plates of various buildings, structures, and monuments. The book also still has the very uncommon fold-out map in the rear. John H. B. Latrobe (1803–1891) was an American lawyer, writer, architect and inventor. Latrobe was also a member of the American Colonization Society, and succeeded Sen. Henry Clay as its president (1853-1890). He also helped found the American Bar Association and the Maryland Historical Society. Latrobe also achieved some distinction as a poet and painter, and was one of the 3-judge panel that awarded Edgar Allan Poe a prize for his “Manuscript in a Bottle”, which was published in Baltimore’s Sunday Visitor paper and helped launch the writer’s career. The publisher, Fielding Lucas Jr.,(1781–1854) was a cartographer, artist and a publisher of prominence during the early 19th century. He is known as the earliest successful commercial map-publisher in the city of Baltimore. The first of his atlases was published in 1815–17. His maps and atlases are still highly collectible today. Bound in contemporary quarter brown leather with brown marbled paper boards. Gilt title and ruling to the rebacked spine. Some scuffing bumping and soiling but still very good. Interior pages and plates have light foxing otherwise very good condition. The fragile map is intact. An exceptional copy of this book. 3.25 x 5.5 inches. 249 pages + plates. BALT/072618. Very Good.
Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1970. Hardcover. 4to. Very good in very good black and orange illustrated dust jacket with green title to front and spine panels. Minor edge wear to dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations and maps throughout. Index, 440 pages. American State History. HI/042412. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
San Diego: Thunder Press, 2000. "Presents a fascinating portrait of the evolution and history of the city since the dawn of photography, around 50 years after its founding. It pairs vintage black and white photographs with splendid color photographs taken from the same vantage points at the close of the twentieth century" (jacket). Fine in illustrated paper covered boards with purple title to white spine. In matching dust jacket with very minor wear to edges. 144 pages. Size: oblong quarto. STA/050416. Fine / Fine.
Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, (1972). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in brick red/orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Fading to spine and top edge of front board. Two pen marks to rear board. Minor foxing to last few pages. Else is pristine with illustrations throughout. 274 pages + index. VA/011619. Very Good.
Washington: William A. Davis, 1817. Pamphlet. Very Good pamphlet. In beige paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Wear includes minor browning, a few spots of light foxing, one small open tear to the bottom edge of the 3rd page, and light dampstaining to the margins. Text is bright with four tables. 8 pages. Americana. AME/7262. Very Good.
Albany: Carroll and Cook, Printers, 1844. Pamphlet. Very Good in white paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Appears to have been bound into a book at one point. Minor foxing throughout though text remains bright. Includes tables, one of which is fold out. 56 pp. Americana. AME/10112. Very Good.
The New York Clothing ManufactuersExchange, Inc. Hardcover. Very Good. Green cloth boards with silver title and illustration to front board. Slight discoloration, possible water damage to bottom edge and corner of front board. Else is near fine. Wonderful black and white photographs of the New York Clothing Industry throughout, including portraits of important industry officials. State History - New York. NY/5223. Very Good.
Salt Lake City: The Bureau of Information. Paperback. No date, circa 1920s. Very good in original color illustrated, side-stapled paper wraps. 12mo. Minor foxing to exterior. Interior very clean, contains many black and white photographic illustrations of Utah sites, as well as those in neighboring states. In wraps. 95 pages. Utah. Americana (wraps). AME/4253. Very Good.
Framingham, Massachusetts: Old America Company, 1930. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Light browning to spine and fading to gilt on spine. Interior is clean and bright with only a few spots of foxing. B/W plates, photos and illustrations. With index 306 pp. Virginia. VIR/2133. Very Good +.