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.
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(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: 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.
(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: 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.
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.
New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1890. Hardcover. Small octavo. First Edition. Red cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards, corners, and spine ends. Spots of discoloration to front cover and minor sunning to spine. Frontispiece illustration. Clean interior overall with minor foxing to early and late pages. Browning to margins. 181 pages. BALT/122719. Very Good.
Relay, MD: Calvert Distilling Company, 1940, 1941,1942. Softcover. A rare internally published bulletin from this former Maryland distillery. The Calvert Distilling Co. bought the Maryland Distillery in 1934. The Maryland Distillery was established in 1933 as the first legal whiskey still in Maryland after the repeal of prohibition. This publication was intended as a manual for the distillery's tour guides. It is a dense and lengthy document covering all aspects of the distillery's operations. There are many charts, tables, and diagrams on blending, flavoring and concentrations. There are also sections on government regulations, cleanliness and sanitation, and more. Calvert's Distilling was later taken over by Seagram's in 1939 and they continued producing Calvert Whiskey at this location. This publication was produced by mimeograph and has several sections individually paginated, including addenda dated 1941 and 1942. The entire publication has more than 100 pages. In a softcover report cover that is quite soiled, stained, and creased. Internal pages are very good although some of the print is light. With distillery's library stamp on first page. Very Good.
Baltimore: 1904. Paperback. Disbound. Includes a one page essay, 12 full page photographic illustrations, and a map of Baltimore showing the effected areas. Original front grey paper wrapper is present but detached with light grey title to cover and chipping to edges. Rear wrapper is no longer present. Creasing, chipping, foxing, and/or smudge marks to many pages. Unpaginated. [14 pages.] BALT/010716. Good.
Baltimore: 1904. Paperback. Includes a one page essay, 12 full page photographic illustrations, and a map of Baltimore showing the effected areas. Side-stapled in grey paper wrappers with light grey title to front cover. Creasing, light chipping, and light soiling to wrappers. Creasing, chipping, foxing, soiling, closed tears, and/or smudge marks to many pages. The last page depicting a map of Baltimore has been torn and half of the map is no longer present; however, a print of the complete original page has been laid in. Unpaginated. [14 pages.] BALT/010716. Good.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1893. Hardcover. SCARCE. Octavo. Good plus in white leatherette boards with blue, red, and gilt title to front board. Spine panel is no longer present, leaving backing exposed. Edges and corners are worn. Minor soiling to boards, though title and emblem remain bright and unaffected. Signatures are coming loose, but remain bound. There are several detached pages, but all are present. The interior is very clean with bright text. Filled with illustrations, photographs, poetry, class history, and other related articles. An unusual yearbook; beautifully designed. 194 pages. plus ads. BALT/060404. Good Plus.
Baltimore: Anna Cole, 1933. Hardcover. 8vo. Ex libris. Near fine in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board. Minor wear to corners and spine ends. Bookplate of previous owner to front paste down as well as signature of another previous owner to front free end page. Very slight musty smell to book, else is clean and bright. Several illustrations throughout including frontispiece. 107 pages. BALT/091710. Near Fine.
New York: G.W. and C.B. Colton & Co., 1855. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. No.43." This map is from one of many variations of reprints from Colton's original "General Atlas," that was printed from 1857 through 1888. Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893) founded the family publishing house in 1831, which remained a major American atlas publisher throughout the 19th century. G.W. (George Woolworth) Colton (1827-1901), Along with brother, C.B. (Charles B.) Colton (1832-1916), took control of the company around 1865. It is a steel engraving. Baltimore is divided into hand colored numbered sections surrounded by the renowned Colton decorative outside border. Displays street names, cemeteries, railroad tracks and stations and major buildings including Fort McHenry., featuring the North West, Main and Middle branches of the Patapsco River. The map title is located in the lower left corner and the one mile scale is located just left of the lower right. Simple compass rose is located in upper right corner. The reverse page contains detailed historical and 1855-1860 census statistics on a variety of subjects regarding the state of Delaware. Minor foxing outside border in margin. Size of Map: 33.5cm X 41cm (13 1/4" X 16") Framed. #45461. Near Fine.
Baltimore: Western Highschool, 1945. Paper Wrappers. 4to. Red paper wrappers with black taped spine. Black title and illustration to the front wrapper. Small chip the bottom edge of back wrapper. A few pen and pencil marks inside. Name and address of previous owner written in pen on inside of back wrapper. Red spot on back of last page. 79 pages. Baltimore. BALT/072307. Near Fine.
Pittsburgh: Dorrance Publishing Co., 2020. Paperback. In this book, author Luz Damron shares her experience with a cat colony in Baltimore and her relationships with the rescuers. It is vastly underestimated by the general population how much work is required to care for these animals, and Damron shares the joys and struggles associated with this important work. In caring for these cats, the communities of diverse neighborhoods grew closer and, not only was a great deal learned about the cats, but also about the people of Baltimore" (rear cover). Quarto. Bound in glossy white paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Fine.
Baltimore: Te-erra Davis, 2019. Paperback. Te-erra Davis is a local insurance adviser born and raised in Baltimore, MD. "As Brand Ambassador of Thee Insurance Lady, LLC, Te-erra's personal mission is to educate each person one by one with literature, coaching, and seminars as she leads and impacts social change" (biography). Her book offers concise, easy to follow instructions on budgeting, saving money, getting out of debt, boosting credit scores, refinancing mortgages, boosting income, and more. New in black paper wrappers with white title to front cover. Pristine. 102 pages. Local Authors. BUS/070919. Fine.
New York: Hekate Publishing, 2019. Paperback. Second Edition. "The wonderfully talented Tom DiVenti is a Baby Boomer / punk / poet who has, thankfully, traversed decades of hard living, spectacular and outrageous performance art and emerged as an apt example for younger and like-minded individuals. His many stories, really exquisite prose poems, capture the now-downtrodden Baltimore from a more glorious era. Whether he's reminiscing about Martick's restaurant, growing up in northeast Baltimore in a rough and tumble neighborhood and his mischievous pranks in Catholic school, or hanging out with John Waters' crew in Fells Point, the humor and sincerity of his voice is singular ..." (back cover, Russ Smith). Black paper wrappers with white title to spine panel and photographic illustration to front cover. Clean and bright with photographic illustrations. 183 pages. LIT/081519. Fine.