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Baltimore: Richardson and Bennett, 1871. Hardcover. SCARCE. A very attractive volume, despite being ex-library. Illustrated by Handann Brothers. Includes a history of the city by Brantz Mayer and over seventy biographical descriptions of notable Baltimorean men, each illustrated with an original photograph. Black full leather boards with gilt title, decoration, and raised bands to spine. Boards are beveled with gilt borders and decoration. This book has been expertly rebacked with the original spine mounted on the new leather spine. White library call number to spine, partially removed. Library stamp to bottom of title page and last page of text with call numbers to copyright page. Minor bumping to corners and minor wear to edges of boards. Gilt dentelles, full gilt edges, and later marbled endpages. Later silk headbands. Interior is very clean overall, though there are a few spots of foxing to several pages. Archival repairs to gutters of a few pages. Old pencil inscription erased from front endpaper, dated 1871. Illustrations include original tissue guards. Tight binding. 562 pages. BALT/041619. Very Good.
Baltimore: John D. Toy, 1854. Paperback. 8vo. SCARCE. Very good in yellow paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor chipping and browning to edges of wrappers. Minor rubbing to front wrapper. Wrappers are slightly brittle. Interior is clean and bright. 23 pages. BALT. BALT211101. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. Cloth Boards. Oblong 4to. "In this revised and expanded edition of his popular book, Mark B. Miller puts Baltmore's past and present side-by-side, showing historic photograps of the city next to recent photographs taken from the same vantage point" (jacket). Black cloth boards with blue metallic title to spine. Pristine interior with many illustrations. Tight binding. Black illustrated dust jacket with minor wear to edges and minor scuffing to panels. 234 pages. BALT/121218. Fine in Near Fine dj.
San Diego: Thunder Bay Press, (2001). Hard Cover. This book "pairs photographs over a century old with specially commissioned views of the same scene as it exists today, showing how Baltimore has evolved and changed and alos how it has preserved its heritage" (jacket). Pictorial paper covered boards with red title to front board and to white spine. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations on every page. Illustrated dust jacket with red title to front panel and to white spine panel. Minor wear to edges of jacket. Index. 144 pages. BALT/041317. Fine / Near Fine.
Baltimore: Icarus Books, (1992). Paperback. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Very good+ in white and black illustrated paper wrappers with black and red title to front wrapper and red title to spine. Light foxing to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. Author's inscription is to the verso of the half title page. 70 pages. BALT/060115. Very Good+.
E. John Schmitz & Sons, 1974. Paperback. SCARCE. Illustrated side-stapled paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Light soiling to covers with a few minor creases along spine. Clean, bright interior with illustrations. An addendum for The Unheralded Heroes of Baltimore's Big Blazes, which was originally printed in 1969. This including pages 213 - 240 and covers the years 1969 - 1974. Later printings of The Unheralded Heroes include these additional pages. Size: thin quarto. BALT/1228215. Fine.
Towson: Baltimore County Public Library, 1971. Paper Wrappers. SCARCE. Oblong side-stapled paper wrappers with brown title to front panel. A few smudge marks to wrappers and light creasing to corners. Clean, bright interior with photographic illustrations and maps. Includes 150 landmark buildings and information about restoration, preservation, and upcoming development plans. 71 pages. BALT/012909. Very Good.
Towson: Baltimore County Public Library, 1971. Paper Wrappers. SCARCE. Oblong side-stapled paper wrappers with brown title to front panel. A few smudge marks and stains to wrappers. Staining to top corners of some pages - but clean, bright interior overall with photographic illustrations and maps. Includes 150 landmark buildings and information about restoration, preservation, and upcoming development plans. 71 pages. BALT/072718. Very Good.
Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Size quarto. "Sherry H. Olson captures the heritage in a lively and well-illustrated account that details the tempo and pattern of the city's growth and development ... She points out the ongoing search for unique solutions to such common urban problems as racial unrest, labor disputes, and conflict between public and private interests that makes Baltimore someplace special to its residents, as well as to historians and students of urban development ..." Grey cloth covered boards with blue title to front board and to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends. Clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Bookplate featuring a gnome to front pastedown. Blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow and white title to front panel and white title to spine. Wear including a few chips and small tears to edges of dust jacket. Index, 432 pages. BALT/051718. Near Fine / Very Good.
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.
Baltimore: Monarch Services, Inc., No Date. Paperback. Very good 4to., in original side stapled color pictorial wrappers. Light smuding to wrappers, fading to rear cover. Side-stapled, pages are tightly bound. Clean interior (except for previous owner's name to first page), light fading to page edges though text is bright. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos, maps, etc. Baltimore. BALT/12043. 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 Museum of Art, (1970). Paperback. Very good in yellow, grey, and black illustrated side staped paper wrappers with title to front wrapper. Minor curling to top corner of wrapper. Interior is clean and bright wth black and white illustrations throughout. ART/010418. Very Good.
Baltimore: Patapsco Land Company, 1874. Hardcover. First Edition. Presentation inscription from William C. Pennington to the architect Benjamin H. Latrobe dated November 14, 1874. Pennington was the president of the Patapsco Land Company at the time of publication, and he was also one of four directors. This publication was intended to persuade the City of Baltimore to invest in developing the Curtis Bay area with an extension of the railroad, development of the harbor terminal, and development of local industry. It is broken up into eight sections outlining the present condition of Baltimore, the advantages of utilizing the Curtis Bay area, the present harbor conditions, reasons for investing in Curtis Bay terminal rather than attempting to expand the Baltimore terminal, and a plan created by Patapsco Land Company for developing their property. In brown cloth boards with gilt title to front cover. Minor wear and fraying to spine ends and corners and minor soiling to front cover. Smudge mark to margin of title page, offsetting to endpapers, and minor foxing to a few pages, but clean overall. Includes fold-out map in rear pocket showing greater Baltimore and the railroad connections with Curtis Bay and Pennington. Offsetting to one panel of the map from the pocket. Browning and few closed tears to some of the creases. 100 pages plus map. BALT/010516. Very Good.
Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, (2004). Hard Cover. Size: quarto. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Fine in fine dust jacket. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Embossed flames to bottom of boards. Clean, bright, and filled with illustrations. Brown illustrated dust jacket with orange title to front and spine panels. Panoramic view of area effected by the fire to the inside of the dust jacket. Index, 216 pages. BALT/121218. Fine / Fine.