Baltimore: Duetsch & Golderman, 1872. Pamphlet. SCARCE. Small very good pamphlet in original wrappers w/about 400 written geometry questions; 20 pp. Pencil doodling around border of cover, insides clean except for pencil notes written in margin on one page. In envelope from David Magee Rare Books, San Fran. Postmarked 1930, San Francisco. Maryland/Math. BALT1/2043. Very Good.
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Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991. Hardcover. SIGNED by all three editors on the front free endpaper. "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. In illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel titled in black. Clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Old price stickers to jacket. Bibliography, index, 268 pages. BALT/062218. Fine / Fine.
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.
Louis C. Fields, 1996. Paperback. SCARCE. Includes a large section on African American attractions and historical sites in the entire state, a list of freedom fighters with brief biographie, a long list of African American businesses and services, lots of ads, and more. Fine in black paper wrappers with red title to spine and front panel. Clean and bright. 128 pages. BALT/031819. Fine.
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: Maryland Book Concern, 1893. Hardcover. Jacob Frey was a police officer who was appointed to captain in 1867 and promoted to Marshal in 1885. This book is filled with his recollections of growing up in Baltimore, his "life of official activity, personal contact with many public men, and participation in many noteworthy events." He discusses cases he was involved with such as the Wharton-Kethcum case in which the wife of a U.S. Army Officer was accused of poisoning a General and more. The book includes 31 chapters on the Mexican War, the Story of Emily Brown, The Wharton-Ketchum Case, the Stage in Baltimore, the Press, Public and Recent Buildings, and much more. Very good in modern maroon cloth boards with black and gilt title label to spine. There is a large dampstain on the front endpaper which grows smaller on each subsequent page. Most pages only have a small, slight discoloration along the one corner of the margin. There front endpapers and edge of the frontis have a few small tears along the margins. The edges of a few pages are chipped. Aside from the mentioned dampstaining which effects mainly just the first few pages, the interior is very clean. Includes many full page photographic illustrations. Full edges gilt. Tight binding. 468 pages. BALT/010716. Very Good.
Baltimore: Donald T. Fritz, 1990. Paperback. Thin quarto. A three mile walking tour starting at the Inner Harbor on Charles Street through Mt. Vernon (up to Monument Street) and then south on Cathedral and West on Pratt. The author kindly offers to accompany tourists in their vehicles to provide a more in-depth tour and provides his phone number (although it is about 30 years old at this point.) Side-stapled white paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Light toning to margins. 40 pages. BALT/031819. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Gilman Country School, 1931. Hardcover. Scarce. 4to. Very good olive green leatherette boards with blue school insignia and title stamped in blue. Chip to head of spine and wear to the corners and edges. Minor foxing to a few pages. Signed by previous owner on front free end page. Several photos of school with tissue in front as well as other illustrations throughout. High school yearbook. Baltimore. BALT/1243. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Gilman Country School, 1933. Hardcover. Very good red leatherette boards blindstamped with sailing ship, gilt title and date on front board. Spine cracking at hinge, binding slightly loose. Chipping to spine ends and buming to edges. Crease to front board. Minor foxing to end pages and first few pages. Minor yellowing to margins. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. High school yearbook. Baltimore. BALT/1243. Very Good.
Chatsworth, CA: Windsor Publications, Inc., 1991. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 4to. “Longtime resident and author Neil Grauer provides a contemporary view of this unique city ... by remembering Baltimore’s prominent citizens, like Johns Hopkins and H.L. Mencken, and its more obscure residents, like Edward Warren - the 13 year old boy who hovered above applauding onlookers during the first manned balloon ascension in the U.S., in June 1784. The engaging narrative is complemented by over 140 color photographs” (jacket). Fine white cloth covered boards with gilt title to front and spine panels. Pristine interior filled with full color illustrations throughout. In Near fine blue illustrated dust jacket with blue and yellowe title to front and to spine. Minor edgewear and minor fading to spine panel of dust jacket. Index, 256 pages. Very nice title. Baltimore. BALT/11122. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Baltimore: The Calvert Schoole, (1947). Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front board. Ex- ibris with number to foot of spine and evidence of pocket to rear paste down though it is no longer there. No other library markings. Light damp staining to bottom edge of first few pages. Else is clean and bright with illustrations. Index, 210 pages. BALT/013018. 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.
New York: Quadrant Press, 1984. Paper Wrappers. 4to. Bright orange paper wrappers with illustration to front panel and black title to spine. Minor creasing/scuffing to wrappers. Interior is very clean with bright text and many photographic illustrations. Tight binding. 96 pp. BALT/071107. Very Good.
Hearne Brothers / Fred Wild Company, . Large fold out map with 25 panels, each of which is backed with linen. The map is printed in color and includes Baltimore and surrounding areas. Minor browning to panels and minor fraying to cloth. The front cover is black with hand written sticker label "Greater Baltimore." There is also a sticker from the Fred Wild Company to the front cover. BALT/042911. Very Good.
Baltimore: Pumpkin Publications, (1986). Paperback. Oblong 8vo. First Edition. Black and white illustrated paper wrappers with black title to spine. Minor wear including a few creases to covers, minor rubbing to spine ends, and a few spots of foxing to edge of front cover. Otherwise, the interior is clean and bright with lovely photographic illustrations on nearly every page. 111 pages. BALT/122815. Near Fine in Wraps.
New York: Illustrated Press Syndicate / A.B. Benesch Co, 1904. Paperback. SCARCE. Jack Hement was a famous newspaper artist and war correspondent. Includes many photographs, a map of Baltimore, and a two page introduction. Very good in white paper wrappers with photographic illustration to front cover. There are closed tears to the edges of the covers along with a spot of soiling to the front cover. Smudge marks to covers and a few interior pages. Chipping to edges of some pages. seven fold-out pages. Covers and title page are present but detached. Fascinating photographs. Unpaginated. BALT/010716. Very Good.
Baltimore: Turnbill Brothers, 1877. Hardcover. RARE BALTIMORE TITLE. First Edition. The author, a native of Baltimore, was an esteemed poet and talented musician, well known for his political beliefs and his support for the Confederate army, which earned him the title, “Bard of the Confederacy.” He also wrote a severe criticism of Edgar Allan Poe’s “Al Aaraaf Tamerlane,” but the comments concerning Poe in this title are brief and without resentment. Very good in beveled burgundy cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to spine, and a gilt illustration of the Washington monument in Baltimore to both boards. An ex-library copy with evidence of a removed spine sticker to spine and edges of boards and another removed sticker to rear free endpage. Bookplate of Robert L. Weinberg to front pastedown and previous owner name in pencil to front free endpage. Chipping to cloth along spine ends and corners, speck of white paint to spine, and a few spots of soiling to boards. Chipping to edges of front free endpage and front pastedown. The top edge of the dedication page has been cut away where it appears a previous owner had once signed. Soiling to a few pages and occasional spots of foxing throughout. 249 pages BALT/010416. Very Good.