Baltimore: Baltimore City Department of Planning, circa 1985. Paperback. Oversized. "This book was developed to provide you with the background information on how the harbor grew from its earliest days, issues which affect specific areas and communities, the complex operations of the Port and the variety of options which must be considered for future growth" (introductory letter from the Mayor of Baltimore, Donald Schaefer). Grey paper wrappers with white title to front cover. Minor soiling to covers and a few creases to edges of covers. Clean interior with many black and white illustrations. 113 pages. BALT/072418. Very Good.
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Baltimore: St. Joseph's Seminary, 1903. A large ledger book with a list of subscribers from around the United States for "The Colored Harvest" periodical with entries starting in October 1902 and going through part of 1903. First issued in 1888 to solicit support for a new missionary institution, St. Joseph's Seminary in Baltimore, MD - it is still printed, but now called "The Josephite Harvest Magazine." "The Colored Harvest and St. Joseph’s Seminary grew together. Both existed to foster evangelization with America’s black population. The preeminent spokesman for the cause of black evangelization was the editor of the Harvest and (also) rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Father John R. Slattery. Under his guidance The Colored Harvest grew from an annual issue to become, in 1895, a quarterly magazine, published in January, March, June and October ... [It was] published in [English], French, German, and Italian. ... Slattery's goal as editor and rector was to gain support for Black Evangelization." Around 1900 it cost about 25 cents for a yearly subscription and there were around 4,000 plus subscribers. (The Josephites website). This ledger contains around 600 names and addresses with their preferred language noted and which quarters (issues) they had paid for. Notes about returned mail are also jotted down. Possibly this particular ledger belonged to an individual "Zealator," who sold subscriptions and collected payment during this time period; however, there is no ownership name. There is a typed letter laid into the back soliciting a 25 cent subscription fee and asking for names of 3 friends who might also be interested. Apparently, subscribers also received a medal as an incentive to sign up. It is signed by Rev. J. M. Kellogg, Epiphany Apostolic College, Baltimore, MD. Bound in brown cloth boards with leather corners. Edges of the boards and corners are heavily worn. Soiling to spine and boards. A modern paper title label, handwritten in pen, has been taped to the front of the book. The title is also written in pencil on the cloth of the front cover. Tears to cloth along hinges. Cracking to interior hinges. The interior is clean overall with light browning and occasional spots of soiling / foxing. Organized alphabetically with worn leather tabs. Size: Folio. BALT/010320. Very Good.
Washington DC: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1974. A Report of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights prepared for the information and consideration of the Commission. Side stapled yellow paper wrappers with black title to front panel. Light soiling / browning to edges of wrappers, but clean and bright overall. A study of discrimination based on race within various trades such as electrician, carpenter, roofer, painter, plumber, welder. Numbers of union and non-union workers in these (and additional) trades are listed including minority and non-minority workers. Quotes from multiple minority workers about their personal experiences with inequality in hiring / training / jobs are included. An interesting study made during an important time of Civil Rights in our country. It seems that despite federal laws, there was still a large disadvantage for minorities seeking employment in construction trades in Baltimore. At the end of the end of the study data, there is a chapter on "recommendations" and several appendices including follow-up letters from attorneys representing african americans, letters from government officials, updates on following up with individual construction agencies, etc. 59 pages. BALT/011420.
[Baltimore]: . Softcover. Scarce. A softcover tribute to Bishop Newman's fifty years in the priesthood. There are letters of congratulation followed by a detailed biography of the Bishop's life. With photographs and ads with congratulatory messages throughout. In glossy paper boards with a photograph of the Bishop on the cover. In near fine condition. 66 pages. BAL/070816. Near Fine.
Maryland Historical Foundation, 2003. Paperback. Second Edition. A reprint of the 1960 edition, originally printed by the Sidney Hollander Foundation. This copy is SIGNED by Sidney Hollander. Blue, black, white, and grey paper wrappers with white title to spine and front panels. Includes chronological reports by year from 1946 - 1958 and topical reports on education, public recreation, employment, public accomodations, and churches. Also includes a 1961 and 1962 supplement and a folding map showing where African Americans settled in the Baltimore region. Includes information on segregation, racial advances, the NAACP, and lots of African American firsts within Maryland. 113 pages. BALT/011420. Fine.
Maryland Historical Foundation, 2003. Paperback. Second Edition. A reprint of the 1960 edition, originally printed by the Sidney Hollander Foundation. Blue, black, white, and grey paper wrappers with white title to spine and front panels. Includes chronological reports by year from 1946 - 1958 and topical reports on education, public recreation, employment, public accomodations, and churches. Also includes a 1961 and 1962 supplement and a folding map showing where African Americans settled in the Baltimore region. Includes information on segregation, racial advances, the NAACP, and lots of African American firsts within Maryland. 113 pages. BALT/011420. Fine.
(Baltimore): Allen C. Abend, 2015. Hardcover. Includes chapters on Baltimore as an art center, opportunities for women to study fine arts (both abroad and in Baltimore), exhibition opportunities for women artists (nationally and locally), biographies of sixteen Baltimore artists, and more. The artists covered include: Alice Worthington Ball, Camilia Whitehurst, Mary A. Kremelberg (Gibson), Josephine Granger Cochrane, Maude Drein (Bryant), Ruth A. Anderson (Temple), Mary de Ford Keller, Dora Louise Murdoch, Margaret Moffett Law, Florence MacKubin, Lilian Giffen, Rosalie Lorraine Gill, Gabrielle DeVeaux Clements, Louisa Wright Neilson (Ford), Mary Worthington Crummer, and M. Louisa Steuart. Oblong, bound in black cloth boards. In white illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine panel. Pristine with numerous color illustrations. 123 pages. BALT/122016. New / New.
(Baltimore): Allen C. Abend, 2018. Hardcover. Allen Abend's latest book about the art of Baltimore focuses on the history of the Peabody Institute's art collection and how it was assembled, cared for, and divested of over the last century. He "chronicles the management of the collection after the gallery closed in 1925 through its present day status. The book explores the dichotomy associated with the Peabody Art Collection as both a treasure and a burden" (jacket). Chapters include: Baltimore's Need for the Peabody Institute, Founding of the Peabody Institute, Gallery Organization, Peabody Art Collection, Gallery Exhibitions 1879 - 1925, Gallery Closes - Changing Priorities, and Collection Becomes the Property of the State of Maryland. Also includes an appendix that lists the artworks in the Peabody Collection. Oblong, bound in black cloth boards. In black illustrated dust jacket with black title to orange spine panel. Pristine with numerous color illustrations. 139 pages. BALT/112818. New / New.
Baltimore: The District Board of Baltimore City, 1919. Hardcover. 4to. Leatherette Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to. SCARCE TITLE. "A Photographic and Statistical History of the Operation of the Selective Service Law in the City of Baltimore, with a Compilation of State and National Statistics, Official Documents and Presidential Proclamations Relating to the Enforcement of the Law Throughout the United States." This copy belonged to a member of the Baltimore medical board; includes related ephemera from previous owner. Black leatherette with gilt title and emblem to front board. Minor wear to edges and corners; minor scuffing to boards. Interior is very clean with bright text. Includes 3 tipped-in plates and numerous photographic illustrations. Unpaginated. A nice copy. BALT/061004. Very Good.
Baltimore: Excudebant Joannes Murphy et Socii, 1876. Hardcover. Scarce. In Latin. Bound in black cloth boards. Lacks cloth along spine. Previous owner name in pen to front free endpaper. Occasional smudge marks, underlinings, and spots of soiling, but clean overall. A few splits to the binding, but it remains secure. Size: thin octavo. 134 pages. BALT/071116. Very Good.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, (1984). Paperback. 8vo. Grey illustrated paper wrappers with yellow title to front wrapper and to spine. Small amount of writing in pen to edges of half title page and inside of rear wrapper. Marks in pen to margins of 3 pages. Else is clean and bright. Index, 400 pages. BALT/071316. Very Good.
Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society / Bodine and Associates, 1968. Hard Cover. Size quarto. First edition, first printing. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front cover. Clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Yellow and grey illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. A few chips to edges of jacket. Pen gift inscription to front endpaper. 153 pages. Baltimore. BALT/121218. Fine / Very Good.
Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society / Bodine and Associates, 1968. Hard Cover. Size quarto. SIGNED by the author. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine and gilt illustration to front cover. Clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Yellow and grey illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. A few chips to edges of jacket and fading to spine panel. 153 pages. Baltimore. BALT/062118. Fine / Very Good.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1890. Hardcover. A detailed account of the construction of Johns Hopkins Hospital illustrated with 56 plates. The plates include photographic illustrations of interiors and exteriors (including pipes and boiler rooms), floor plans of each building, and sectional views. The text reprints the addresses given at the opening of the hospital and includes a discussion of the grounds, building arrangement, and plan preparation, as well as a statement about each building and its systems: heating, water, sewage, lighting, telephones, clocks, administration building, kitchen building, nurses' home, amphitheater, bath house, isolating ward, octagon ward, dispensary, etc. Bound in three quarter black leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. While a beautiful production, this book is unfortunately dampstained along the edge of the text-block, which affects about a quarter of each page. Some pages have visible dampstaining and some are just rippled. Luckily, the margins are quite wide and the staining remains in the margins of most pages. The edges of the boards are dampstained as well and the marbled paper is chipped along the edges. The leather covering the spine is heavily worn and chipped. The front hinge is cracked and the front cover is nearly detached. The covers are rubbed and worn. Full marbled edges and marbled endpapers. A scarce title, this is still a good reading / reference copy despite the noted damage. Size: Folio. 116 pages of text plus 56 plates. MED/111419. Good.
Baltimore: James Young, 1873. Hardcover. A collection of poems beginning with this one "Read all within before you venture, One single verse of mine to censure, Because sometimes, there exist unseen, Etherial beauties all veiled in green; Rubies also, and diamonds are found, The best and brightest beneath the ground ..." Bound in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and gilt inscription to front cover "compliments of the Baltimore Telegram." Wear to hinges and edges of boards. Dampstaining to margins of many interior pages, but still an attractive book. Illustrated. Subscription blanks for the Baltimore Telegram affixed to both endpapers. 169 pages plus index. POE/042018. Very Good.
Baltimore: Board of Supervisors of Elections of Baltimore City, 1978. Paperback. SCARCE. Folio. Yellow paper front wrapper and flexible cardboard rear wrapper. Bound with 1 large staple to top left corner. Minor rubbing to front wrapper. A few light circles in pen to interior. Else is clean and bright. BALT/121714. Very Good.
Monterey, CA: Peters Gate Press, 1969. Paperback. Number 12 of 50 copies. A collection of short but sweet poems, three lines each, conceived of (and tape recorded) while the author commuted between Annapolis and Baltimore. "LATE: Waking alien / Rebel to clock rut, I am / Reborn in lateness." Tan paper wrappers with white title to front cover. Minor foxing to edges of wrappers and to a few interior pages. Stapled binding. Size: 5.5 x 4.5 inches. POE/041619 (local author section). Very Good.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good green linen backed green laid-paper boards, paper pastedown label to spine. Browning, light staining to boards and spine. Interior is quite clean w/bright text. Deckle-edge pages; tight binding. Bowman was president of the Johns Hopkins University. 185 pages. Baltimore. BALT/7253. Very Good.
Columbia, MD: C. H. Fairfax Company Publishers, 1989. Paperback. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Black paper wrappers with white title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor rubbing and creasing to exterior. Ex libris with writing in pen to top corner and bottom of front free end page. Inscription from author to front free end page. Else is clean and bright. 203 pages. AFRAM/120716. Very Good.