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]: . 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.
(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.
Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Co, circa 1900. Hardcover. Scarce. Inscribed by the author "For the mother of Mary Matthews with best wishes of the Author - Alice Brooks / Written by the Great Great Aunt of Mary Matthews." on the front free endpaper. Alice Brooks was a Baltimore author who often wrote under the pseudonym "ALIX." A collection of advice for young mothers, most involving when and how to discipline kids - each with real life examples. The author notes that "most of the articles in this little volume have been published in Parish Visitor. The material, for many of them, has been gathered from the wise teachings of my mother, to whose memory I lovingly dedicate it." Bound with red cloth spine and corners over white cloth boards. Title in black to front cover with silver flower. Dampstaining and discoloration to covers and spine. Minor wear to corners and edges. Clean interior. 119 pages. LIT/041718. Very Good.
Baltimore: N. Murray, 1887. Hardcover. Theodore R. McKeldin's copy from his library with his bookplate. McKeldin was the mayor of Baltimore twice and the Governor of Maryland from 1951 -1959. Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor chipping to gilt on front cover. Light browning to margins. Occasional flecks of ash to margins of pages, but clean overall. Some pages have been opened a little unevenly, resulting in short tears along the top edges. 176 pages. BALT/041619. Very Good.
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1980. Hardcover. "Describes the transformation of an eighteenth-century commercial town into a nineteenth-century industrial city ... Browne traces Baltimore's economic, political, and social evolution within the context of national and international developments over the course of nearly three generations. And, along the way, he reaches conclusions sharply at variance with conventional notions about the industrial revolution" (jacket). Markings in pen to front free endpaper, else clean. Very good in brown cloth boards with black title to spine. In brown dust jacket with white title to spine panel. Minor wear to edges of jacket and minor rubbing to panels. 349 pages. BALT/070616. Very Good / Very Good.