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: Baltimore Type and Composition Corporation, n.d. circa 1950s. Scarce. A catalog of types available from the Baltimore Type and Composition Corporation from sometime in the 1950s. Each typeface is displayed by printing the same paragraph. Monotype is the predominant section in the catalog, but there are also sections for linotype, versatype and filmotype. The latter type faces of filmotype first became available in the 1950s. In a bright orange plastic catalog with title in black to spine and front cover. Covers are soiled, cracked and a piece is missing from the lower front border. Rear cover is detached but present. Interior pages are in very good condition. About 220 pages. BOB/040520. 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: Notre Dame, 1996. Paperback. A centennial celebration of the all girls Catholic school (which is now co-ed) - Notre Dame of Maryland. Founded in 1896, it was the first Catholic college for women in the U.S. to grant the four-year baccalaureate degree. Includes reproductions of many black and white photographs of students and teachers from the early 1900s / late 1800s. Discusses the history of the college with notes on worldwide impact of its alumni. A thin quarto bound in light yellow paper wrappers with dark blue title to front cover. Light soiling to front covers, else clean and bright. 80 pages. BALT/072320. Very Good.
[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: Monotype Composition Company, n.d. circa 1950s. Hardcover. Scarce. This comprehensive collection of type specimens primarily features monotype given the business of the company producing the manual. There are also sections on Ludlow ,and linotype-intertype, The pages are held together by metal rings in a red cloth binder. There are additional pages inserted. Binder is bumped, rubbed, but still very good. Interior pages are also very good. Sections are paginated separately. Measures 9.5 x 11.75 inches. BOB/040820. Very Good.
(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: 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: 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.