Baltimore: King Brothers, 1968. Hardcover. First Printing. Limited to 2000 copies. Fine in dark blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt emblem to front cover. Previous owner markings in red pen to front free endpaper, else clean and bright. A thick, heavy book. 1188 pages. MDREF/070716. Fine.
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Annapolis: Maryland Bicentennial Commission. Paperback. Tall, thin red folder with four booklets inside: Eastern Shore, Central MD, Southern MD, and Western MD. Each booklet lists historic towns and buildings with a short description of each. Pen markings and notes to each booklet. Unpaginated. MD/040820. Very Good.
Baltimore: 1950. Hard Cover. 8vo. A history of small church located in Monkton, Maryland. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor rubbing to edges of boards and hinges as well as minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Previous owner's book plate to front free end page. Light browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. 113 pages. MD/052218. Very 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.
Ilchester, MD: College Press, 1904. Hardcover. Ex-library with markings to endpapers and call number to spine. Bound in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Fraying to spine ends and minor wear to boards and corners. Interior is clean overall with occasional smudge marks. Binding is a little loose. 253 pages. MD/071116. Good.
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.
Baltimore, MD: Maryland Historical Society, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed by the author, dated 2015 on front free endpaper. This book "presents for the first time an extraordinary assemblage of Maryland samplers and pictorial embroideries that will appeal to scholars, collectors, and modern day embroiders. Students os women's history, the decorative arts, and Maryland history will discover more about the role of needlework in early female education and in the lives of ordinary women in the changing currents of Chesapeake regional history" (jacket). Fine in tan cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In fine illustrated beige jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Light wear to edges of jacket. Includes many full color illustrations. An excellent reference and interesting history. 384 pages. MD/011221. Fine / Fine.
Baltimore: The American Methodist Historical Society, 1934. Paperback. Blue paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Minor wear to edges of wrappers and hinges. A few black scuff marks to title page, but clean interior overall. Includes many advertisements and black and white photographic images. Size: quarto. 96 pages. MD/120518. 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.
Baltimore: Baltimore City Health Department, 1943. Paperback. White side-stapled paper wrappers. This issue commemorates the 150th anniversary of the formal founding of the public health service of the community with a brief history. Short tears to edges of a few pages, else clean. Pages 194 - 207. MD/090215. Very Good.
New York: United States Naval Institute, (1957). Hardcover. 8vo. Dark blue cloth covered boards yellow title to front board and to spine. Light edgewear to exterior. Decorative endpages. Black and white photo frontis. Black and white photographic illustrations throughout. Blue illustrated dust jacket with yellow title to front and spine panels. Wear to dust jacket includes minor chipping and rubbing, as well as one closed tear to the front panel and one closed tear along the front hinge. Dust jacket in protective cover. With index, 364 pages. Maryland History. MD/071719. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
Cambridge: Tidewater Publishers, 1977. Paperback. 8vo. Very clean illustrated paper wrappers with yellow title to spine and front panel. Residue from tape to interior of front wrapper. Interior is very clean with illustrations. Tight binding. Previous owner's name is written on fore edge. 386 pages. MD/012505. Very Good.
New York: Oxford Book Company, 1956. Hardcover. 8vo. Green cloth boards with blue title to spine and front board. Blue illustration of bay bridge to front board. Minor browning to spine and edges of boards. Light soiling to rear board. Interior is very clean. Tight binding. Signed by previous owner. Index, 188 pages. MAR/012505. Very Good.