Annapolis: A.C. and W. Green, 1770. An interesting and uncommon piece of early Maryland currency. This $8 bill was issued in Annapolis on March 1, 1770. It is signed in ink by Robert Couden and John Clapham, two Annapolis government and political officials. The serial number is 9117, also written in ink. The bill was printed by Anne Catherine Green, wife of printer Jonas Green and an early woman printer herself in Annapolis, and her son William. The bill is browned with a bit of light chipping. Small closed tear along bottom, and there is clear tape along a crease or closed tear running down the middle. There are ornamental designs on both sides and the Sparrow seal is printed on the front of the bill. This seal first appeared in 1765 on the title page of the Reverend Thomas Bacon's compilation of the Laws of Maryland, and until 1793 it ornamented printed editions of the session laws of the Assembly. Carved on a wood block by Thomas Sparrow, ward and employee of the Annapolis printer, Jonas Green, the Sparrow seal bears the Latin motto "Crescite et Multiplicamini," which means "Increase and Multiply." Very good condition. Measures 2.5 x 4.75 inches. EPHEM/072423. Very Good.
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Annapolis: Printed by Jonas Green, 1764. Paperback. Horatio Sharpe, esq. (1718 - 1790) served as the proprietary Governor of Maryland at the time of this assembly meeting. This publication details daily proceedings of from from October 1763 through the end of November of the same year. No longer in boards, the pages are hand-bound together with string (with evidence of modern restoration). Heavy damage to first few pages with losses to bottom corners and edges. A few page edges have been repaired with additions of blank paper. Loss to text on first page (57/58), page 59/60, and 61/62, which is bound in out of order. Loss of corners of all pages; however, no text is effected on most pages. Browning and foxing througout with evidence of dampstaining to margins and corners. Library stamp partially removed to first and last page of text. An interesting historical document of Maryland. 57-127 pages. Quarto - about 12 x 7.5 inches. MD/072423. Good.
Ilchester, MD: College Press, 1904. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by the compiler. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper above compiler's inscription. Ex-library with pocket to rear endpaper and sticker to spine. Bound in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Fraying to spine ends adn minor wear to boards and corners. Interior is clean overall with occasional smudge marks. Binding is a little loose. 253 pages. MD/071116. Very Good.
Baltimore: Blurb, Inc., 2021. Hardcover. "A history of the 138 year old artist association, the Charcoal Club of Baltimore. The first few chapters begin with the founding of the Club in 1883 and with the history of its highly regarded art school and popular annual Exhibition of American Contemporary Art. The book then turns to the social aspects of the Club including the Bal des Arts costume ball, its hilarious endeavors, and combative positions sometimes veiled in humor. The book continues with a chronicle of the Club's history followed by a sampling of artworks by Club members." Oblong, bound in black cloth boards. In illustrated dust jacket with title to front and spine panels. Numerous color illustrations. 167 pages. New / New.
Annapolis: State of Maryland, 1975. Hardcover. Volume II only. Very good in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. A few speckles of dampstaining / soiling to front cover. Clean interior with PAID stamp to rear endpage. Frontispiece photographic illustration of Agnew. Tight binding. Pages 496 - 1039 (continuation from volume one). MD/090315. Very Good.
Baltimore: Maryland Biographical Association, 1920. Hardcover. "Designed as a book of real utility to the newspaper, the artist, and those interested in Maryland affairs. The Book of Maryland has been prepared with a view to meet the demand of newspaper offices for a standard book of reference on representative men and institutions of Maryland" (foreword). Includes a portrait and brief biography of important men in Maryland. Very Good in pictorial green leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and with color and gilt accents to front cover. Bound scrapbook style with three holes punched through all pages and string interlaced. Wear to edges of boards, corners, and spine ends. Previous owner stamp to endpapers. Clean interior overall with a few minor smudge marks, a few small spots of foxing, and several short closed tears / chips to margins. Some pages are loose but present. One page has a tape repair to bottom margin. Size: quarto. 350 pages. Maryland. MD/010616. Very Good.
Baltimore: Maryland Biographical Association, 1920. Hardcover. "Designed as a book of real utility to the newspaper, the artist, and those interested in Maryland affairs. The Book of Maryland has been prepared with a view to meet the demand of newspaper offices for a standard book of reference on representative men and institutions of Maryland" (foreword). Includes a portrait and brief biography of important men in Maryland. Very Good in pictorial green/brown leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and with color and gilt accents to front cover. Bound scrapbook style with three holes punched through all pages and string interlaced. Minor wear to edges of boards, corners, and spine ends. Previous owner's writing to front free end page. Light finger marks to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Binding is tight. Size: quarto. Index, 350 pages. Maryland. MD/063016. Very Good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1942). FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT FREE END PAGE. 8vo. Green cloth boards with grey and gilt title to spine. Minor soiling to front board. Minor bumping to spine ends. Foxing to paste downs and end pages. Else is very clean with bright text. Tight binding. Maryland Author. 339 pages. LIT/012505. Very Good.
Baltimore: Cushings & Bailey, 1870. Hardcover. A comprehensive compilation of the English statutes still entirely or partially in force in Maryland at that time. The editor, Julian Alexander, mildly congratulates himself in the preface for providing the original texts of relevant statutes in an accessible and convenient form. In addition to the text of statutes, there are a list of the statutes, names of cases cited, and an index to principal matters. The book was previously owned by Baltimore attorney William C. Holland. His ownership signature dated 3/22/41 is written in ink on the title page and he has stamped his name on each of the edges and the spine. Either he or another owner of the book wrote a list of the sections and citations to two cases on the front pastedown. There are also occasional light pencil underlining and margin notes. Despite these markings the text pages are in very good condition, with light aging to pages and a few closed tears on few pages of the principal matters index. Bound in tan cloth with red title and black author labels to spine. Binding is rubbed and lightly soiled but still nice. 847 pages. LAW/071217. Very Good.
The Automobile Club of Maryland, 1923-4. Paperback. Includes February 1923, March 1923, April 1923, August 1923, and March 1924. An interesting view into automotive history in Maryland. Issues include updates on new traffic laws, taxes, safety, traffic complaints (such as hogging the road), club meetings, road trips, list of officers and staff, list of service stations, and short stories related to cars. Ex-library from the Maryland Historical Society with their stamp to the front of each issue. Side-stapled paper wrappers with black titles and photographic illustration to each cover. Some covers are present but either loose or detached. Some pages are chipped, browned, and stained; however, text remains bright and legible. Issues are 8 pages each. MD/090215. Very Good.
Baltimore: The John Work Garrett Library, 1949. Hardcover. 1 of 300 copies printed by The Anthoensen Press. This important bibliography of Maryland imprints up to and including 1700 was compiled by Elizabeth Baer, the Librarian of The John Work Garrett Library. It was based on a checklist compiled by John Work Garrett, who donated his book collections, including important Americana, to The Johns Hopkins University. There are 209 items described in the bibliography, and there are facsimiles of their title pages following the text. The bibliographic records are meticulous and detailed. Following the collation, there is a history of the book, references to other bibliographies, and the location of copies in libraries in the US and UK. Bound in dark blue cloth, with gilt design to cover and author and title to spine, with very light scuffing to covers. t.e.g. Interior pages clean and bright, with bookplate of John Riggs dated June 1949 affixed to front pastedown. In near fine condition. 219 pages plus 209 plates. BOB/073012. Near Fine.
Maryland State Council Knights of Columbus, 1949. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue leatherette covered boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Emblem to front board. Slight bumping tp spine ends. Slight yellowing to edges of pages. Else is very clean with bright text and illustrations. Tight binding. A nice copy. 277 pages. MD/012705. Very Good Plus.
St. Mary's County Bicentennial Commission, 1976. Hardcover. Very good in a very good white price clipped dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear and some tiny punctures in the jacket along spine. Endpages are maps of the area. A timeline of events in the area during the Revolution. 178 pp. Maryland. MD/7312. Very Good / Very Good.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1946. Paperback. Quarto in blue paper wrappers with navy blue linen tape spine and navy blue title to front cover. Browning to edges of covers, minor wear to covers. Spine is peeling up along ends. Bookplate has been removed from inside front cover and remnants are present. A few light smudge marks and previous owner signature to title page, else clean. Filled with photographic images. 62 pages. MD/090215. Very Good.
Maryland State Department of Education, 1967. Paperback. 4to. Very good. Grey and white stiff paper wraps with a map of the county and green title to front wrap. Ring bound with plastic rings. Light edgewear to wrappers. Interior is clean and bright. For every set of pages, the left side is a photo and the right side is a vignette about the photo. Unpaginated. Maryland. MD/060915. Very Good.
Baltimore: Bodine and Associates, (1970). Hardcover. 4to. Orange cloth covered boards with black illustration to front board and black title to spine. Light bumping to spine ends. Interior is clean and bright with wonderful black and white photographic illustrations on every page. Illustrated orange dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Fading to spine panel and wear to edges. Minor toning to edges of rear panel. Index, 160 pages. MD/032112. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
Board of Governors and Managers of the Home, 1894. Hardcover. It may seem odd to think of Maryland as having once had a home for Confederate Soldiers; however, as the introduction of this souvenir book points out - the sentiments of Marylanders were divided during the war as much of the state was farm land with interests in tobacco farming, but many residents also felt a strong love for the Union. This home was located in the armory, which still stands on Reisterstown Rd. in Pikesville. The book includes a brief history of the armory, descriptions of each room, relics contained within (i.e. Confederate coats, photographs, a fork said to have been used by E.H. Browne in a gun boat at Chicamauga, etc.), photographic images of the grounds, buildings, managers of the home, and residents, lists of officers and rules (Rule 1: Uniforms must be worn on Sundays, holidays, etc. .... 4. Quarreling and other boisterous behavior is not permitted.), excerpts from muster rolls, list of members of the Society of the Army and Navy of Confederate Soldiers of Maryland (including addresses, deceased members, and male decendents), and many advertisements from local companies. A fascinating piece of history for Civil War and Maryland historians. It is unclear how long the home remained in operation or what kind of care the residents received. Bound in grey cloth boards with gilt title and decoration to front board. Rear board is present but nearly detached. Stain to front board, crack to front hinge, and minor toning to margins of pages. Overall, clean and bright interior. 133 pages. MD/122121. Very Good.
Baltimore: M. Curlander, 1885. Hardcover. Very good- in pristine modern dark grey cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Expertly-rebound. 8vo. Small piece of text has been excised from pages 15, 153, and 301. Browning to edges of first and last few pages and a few finger prints to margins throughout. Text is bright. 376 pages. Maryland. MAR8/4252. Very Good -.
Cambridge, MD: Cornell Maritime Press, 1953. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good blue cloth small 4to., bright gilt title to spine. In good d.j. w/mylar protective cover (heavy chipping, tearing, wear) Interior is lovely, clean and tight, no foxing. Map endpapers. Filled w/many illustrations, b/w photos, etc. of maritime vessels. 229 pp. Maryland History. MD/6063. Very Good.
Printed at Denton by Baker Printing Co., . Hardcover. Near Fine in purple cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board. Light foxing to edges of pastedowns. Else is clean and bright. 128 pages. Dedicated to the Deal Island-Chance Lions Club. With many references to Eastern shore towns and citizens. Marylandia. MD/8122. Near Fine.
Broomes Island, MD: John P. Broome, (1977). First Edition. Hardcover. SCARCE. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends. Remnants of small sticker to top corner of front board. Minor foxing to end pages and a few spots to text. Else is clean and bright with several photographic illustrations. Index, 259 pages. MD/011419. Very Good.