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Anne Arundel County: A Pictorial History

By Kelly, Jacques

Norfolk/Virginia Beach: Donning Company Publishers. Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. Bound in glossy brown paper over boards . with spine and upper board lettered in gilt, pictorial endpapers. Faint . sun-fading to jacket spine and front panel.. (1989). Hardcover. Quarto. 191 pages. The best compilation of historic photographs of Anne Arundel County. Includes over 300 generously captioned photographs of Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, Fort Meade, Odenton, and South County, along with historical narrative by Kelly for each community featured. Also includes a chapter illustrating the development of transportation in the county, including railroads, steamboats, bus lines, and highways. Indexed with a bibliography. . Jacket in Mylar protector .


Providence: Ye Lost Towne At Severn in Mary Land, a Documented Relation-Profusely Illustrated, of Those People Who, Exiled from England & Then Virginea, Were First to Seat on Ye Severn River in Anne Arundel County Anno 1649 with an Account of ye Treaty with ye Susquehannock Nacon 1652, Battle of ye Severn 1655...Through all of which there is impleached ye true romance of Major General John Hammond and his lady Mary Howard of royal descent.

By Moss, James E[hlen].

Washington, D. C.: Privately Printed. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Bound in grey cloth over boards with . spine and upper board lettered in burgundy, endpaper maps. A few faint . spots of foxing to endpapers, binding, and underside of dust jacket. Minor . edge wear to jacket.. 1976. First Edition. Full cloth. Quarto. i-xxiii, 1-560, xxiv-xxvii pages. An essential Maryland title. Extensively researched account of the Puritans who were exiled from Virginia by Governor Berkeley after their break with the Anglican Church. Their settlement of Providence, near Annapolis, was the first on the Severn River. Moss spent 40 years in researching this history, presented here as a flowing story told by the participants. Most of Moss's research has again been scattered, but much interesting and useful data is preserved in this book. Appendices contain information on early plantation owners, the Battle of the Severn, and a guide to the documentation for this book. . Jacket in Mylar protector .


The Amazing Story of Arundel-on-the-Bay: 1600s to Today

By Apter, Marc L., et al.

(Annapolis): (Property Owners of Arundel-on-the-Bay). New. (2018). Hardcover. Quarto. xvi, 220 pages. History of what was one of the oldest summer communities on the western Chesapeake shore. Many historic photographs illustrate this work. .


Poe Died Here Recollections of Church Home and Hospital

By Wehr, Frederick T.

Baltimore: Church Home & Hospital. Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. 1994. First Edition. Full cloth. Quarto. x, 115 pages. Recollections of 13 men and women who devoted their lives to one of Maryland's oldest medical institutions--the Church Home & Hospital facilities located at Fayette Street and Broadway in Baltimore. It was in one of the buildings now owned by the corporation that Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with spine and upper board stamped in silver foil. Shallow wrinkle to edge of cloth at head of spine, jacket has a closed 1.25" edge tear with associated creases at top of rear panel, a shallow chip at same location, a short edge tear at bottom edge of front panel, and a few other light extremity rubs. . Jacket in Mylar protector .


Life and Correspondence of the Rev. William Smith, D. D. , … with Copious Extracts from His Writings (Complete in Two Volumes)

By Smith, Horace Wemyss

Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros. & Co.. Good. 1880. Quarter cloth. Quartos. 595 & 600 pages. Rev. Smith was the first provost of the College and Academy of Philadelphia, first president of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, secretary of the American Philosophical Society, etc. His great-grandson here presents a heavily documented and flattering account of his life. Lots of information on Smith's activities in Maryland and Philadelphia, including interesting criticisms of Benjamin Franklin. See PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #827. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with red paper sides, tissue-guarded portraits, rough-cut fore and bottom edges of textblocks, top edges gilt, spines are stamped in gilt. Endpapers cracked along inner margins in both volumes though bindings remain sturdy. Some leaves remain unopened and a few have been opened roughly. Boards have rubs, chips, and shallow bumps at edges, a few surface scuffs. Lower fore corner of upper board on volume II is bumped to 3/4 inch. Cloth at spine extremities slightly frayed. .


Colonial History of Catonsville

By Keidel, George C. (edited and Annotated by Ed H. Parkison)

Catonsville, MD: American Bicentennial Committee Of Catonsville. Very Good. (1983). Second Printing. Full cloth. Quarto. [viii], 188 pages. Well researched local history of the village of Catonsville, near Baltimore. Focuses on the pre-Revolutionary period and gathers many interesting facts, anecdotes, and genealogical threads from a variety of scattered sources. Originally published in 1944 as "Early Catonsville and the Caton Family. " Appendices include information on early Quakers in Maryland, Baltimore County land grants south of the Patapsco River, family names on Hunting Ridge, a section of maps and plats, etc. This is copy #375 in a second printing of the Bicentennial Edition limited to 500 copies. Tan cloth over boards with gilt stamped lettering on dark brown title blocks on spine and upper board, endpaper maps. Shallow edge wrinkles at spine ends.. No dust jacket .


Furniture in Maryland 1740-1940 The Collection of the Maryland Historical Society

By Weidman, Gregory R.

Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society. Very Good. (1984). Wrappers. Quarto. 342 pages. Detailed and well-illustrated catalogue of the furniture collection of the Maryland Historical Society. Includes a checklist of Maryland furniture craftsmen who worked between 1740 and 1860. Bound in printed card covers, decorated endpapers. Some mild rubs to covers. .


Methodism in Old Waverly and its Environment (Signed)

By Cole, Anna

(baltimore): (Day Printing Company). Near fine. 1933. First Edition. Original cloth. Octavo. [ii], 107 pages. History of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the north Baltimore neighborhood of Waverly. The church was founded by Dr. A. W. Rudisill in 1871. This charming narrative is filled with anecdotes about the church and the neighborhood in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many names are mentioned, making it an interesting genealogical reference. Includes a list of pastors, their time at the church, their annual salary, etc. Chapters on the Waverly Spelling Club and the Boy Scout Troop at Waverly. SIGNED by Anna Cole at top edge of front free endpaper. Uncommon Baltimore title. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with upper board titled in gilt. Light rubs to extremities, head of spine has a touch of fraying, spine faintly faded, a few minor spots to upper board. Clean and sound with solid hinges. .


Maryland Silversmiths, 1715-1830 With Illustrations of Their Silver and Their Marks and with a Facsimile of the Design Book of William Faris

By Pleasants, J. Hall and Howard Sill (Foreword by Robert Alan Green)

Harrison, NY: Robert Allan Green, Publisher. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. 1972. Limited Edition. Full cloth. Quarto. xiv, 324 pages. SIGNED by publisher Robert Alan Green. The definitive study of Maryland silver with substantial biographies of the craftsmen, examples of their work, and their marks along with information on silversmith's apprentices, indentured silversmiths, and a list of watch and clock makers who did not work in silver as well as a list of those who did. This reprint of the original 1930 edition was limited to 1, 000 copies. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine titles. Jacket has a few slight edge wrinkles. . Jacket in Mylar protector .


Robert Morris, Patriot and Financier

By Oberholtzer, Ellis Paxson (1868-1936)

New York: MacMillan Company. Good. 1903. First Edition. Original cloth. Octavo. xii, 372 pages. Biography of founding father Robert Morris (1734-1806) , who arranged the finances for the American side in the Revolutionary War. Morris was a signer of three founding documents of the United States: the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U. S. Constitution. He had arrived at Oxford, Maryland in 1747 as a 13 year old boy, son of tobacco exporter Robert Morris, Sr. Robert Morris. This biography is the first to be based extensively on Robert Morris's own papers, now in the Library of Congress. Illustrated with portraits, drawings, facsimiles, etc. Bound in tan cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt, tissue-guarded frontispiece. Rubs, shallow bumps, and a bit of fraying at binding extremities. Upper board has a silver dollar-sized patch of rubbing at lower inner quadrant. Occasional minor browning and dampstaining to textblock. Sound copy of the scarce original edition of this work. .


Speeches Delivered At a Dinner Given to the Hon. Daniel Webster by the Reform Convention of Maryland, At Annapolis, Tuesday, March 25, 1851

By [Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) , Et Al]

Washington: Gideon & Co. , Printers. Good. 1851. Wrappers. Octavo. 21 pages. The Reform Convention of Maryland, assembled to reform the state constitution, honored Mr. Webster for his role in the Compromise of 1850. This pamphlet contains Webster's address that evening as well as the toasts and speeches by some of Maryland's most prominent men of the day. The dinner was held at Walton's City Hotel, and Mr. And Mrs. Webster took lodgings at Mrs. Green's, opposite the State House. Printed front cover, sewn binding. Light scattered foxing inside, some silverfishing to fore edge of rear cover and last leaf, other mild cover wear. .


God's Judgments Teaching Righteousness. a Sermon Delivered on the National Fast Day, January 4, 1861, in St. Matthew's Parish, Prince George's County, MD.

By Chew, John H.

Washington: E. A. Waters. Near Fine. 1861. Wrappers. Octavo. 13 pages. President James Buchanan declared January 4, 1861 a national day of fasting and prayer in an effort to calm both sides in the brewing secession crisis. This was the earnest sermon preached by Reverend Chew to his flock in Prince George's County, Maryland on that day. He here argues "that it was God who gave to our forefathers the wisdom to construct this government…[and] that though it may occasionally need repairs, those repairs should be made calmly, dispassionately, with circumspection and with caution; and that it is entirely too sacred a fabric to lightly and needlessly destroyed. Certain it is that if it is once destroyed, its place will never again be supplied. " Bound in printed paper covers over a saddle-stitched binding. Covers have a few chips along spine and edges, top fore corner of rear cover is chipped away. .


Woodlawn, Franklintown and Hebbville

By [Woodlawn History Committee]

(baltimore): Woodlawn Recreation And Parks Council. Fine. 1977. First Edition. Wrappers. Quarto. vi, 110, [26] pages. Well illustrated and well researched history of this community just to the northwest of Baltimore. Numerous photographs. Appendices include a chronological list of original land grants and resurveys, tax assessments of 1798, a list of slaves in the 8th Assessment District in 1798, and a list of cemeteries. Includes a bibliography and index. Bound in mustard-colored card covers printed in brown ink. Slight extremity rubs. Clean and sound copy. .


Maryland, My Maryland and Other Poems

By Randall, James Ryder

Baltimore: John Murphy Company. Fine. (1908). First Edition. Full cloth. Duodecimo. 180 pages. James Ryder Randall, a native Marylander, was a 22 year-old teacher living in New Orleans when the Civil War broke out in 1861. His sympathies were definitely with the South, and his inspiration for "Maryland, My Maryland" sprang from his outrage upon learning that Union troops had been marched through Baltimore en route to Washington. Oliver Wendell Holmes described the title poem as the greatest war song of any nation, and it was declared Maryland's official state song in 1939. Many other fine Civil War era poems in the collection as well, including "The Battle Cry of the South, " "Our Confederate Dead, " "At Fort Pillow, " "At Arlington, " etc. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine and upper board, blind-stamped border rules, top edge gilt. Slight extremity rubs. Gilt remains bright. .


Courts of Admiralty in Colonial America The Maryland Experience, 1634-1776

By Owen, David R. and Michael C. Tolley

Durham: Carolina Academic Press. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. (1995). First Edition. Full cloth. Octavo. xxxvi, 421 pages. Study of the admiralty system as it was transmitted from England to America, with an emphasis on Maryland. Based on extensive manuscript research on both sides of the Atlantic. Includes appendices on Nicholas Greenberry, Daniel Dulany, Sr. , Governor Horatio Sharpe's "commission" as Vice Admiral, and much more. Excellent bibliographical essay included as well. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine titles.. Jacket in Mylar protector .


Haunted Annapolis: Ghosts of the Capital City

By Carter, Mike and Julia Dray

(Charleston, SC): Haunted America; (2012), New. Octavo, Paperback; Illustration: black & white photographs. »»» Stories of active hauntings in Annapolis. Companion to the authors' Annapolis Ghost Tours.


Speeches Delivered at a Dinner Given to the Hon. Daniel Webster by the Reform Convention of Maryland, at Annapolis, Tuesday, March 25, 1851

By [Webster, Daniel (1782-1852), et al]

Washington: Gideon & Co., Printers; 1851, Good. Octavo, Wrappers; »»» The Reform Convention of Maryland, assembled to reform the state constitution, honored Mr. Webster for his role in the Compromise of 1850. This pamphlet contains Webster's address that evening as well as the toasts and speeches by some of Maryland's most prominent men of the day. The dinner was held at Walton's City Hotel, and Mr. and Mrs. Webster took lodgings at Mrs. Green's, opposite the State House. Printed front cover, sewn binding. Light scattered foxing inside, some silverfishing to fore edge of rear cover and last leaf, other mild cover wear.


History of the Severn Boat Club and the Annapolis Yacht Club Volume I 1886-1972 [with] Volume II 1973-1980 [with] By-Laws Revised January 1981

By Dowling, Walter A

(S.l.): (s.n.); [1981], Fine. Octavo, loose leaf binder; Illustration: Drawings, photographs. »»» The Annapolis Yacht Club began in the 1880s as the Severn Boat Club--an informal canoe club quartered in a shack atop an oyster pile at the foot of Duke of Gloucester Street. This is the history of the development of this preeminent American sailing club, including the history to 1972, a supplemental history from 1972-1980, club roster of members and their vessels, House Rules, and By-Laws. Loads of interesting anecdotes relating to the history of Annapolis as well. Drawings depict the evolution of the clubhouse, photographs show the club's trophies. Loose leaf pages in a three ring binder.


Jews in Greater Washington: A Panoramic History of Washington Jewry for the Years 1795-1960 (Signed)

By Marans, Hillel

Washington, D.C.: Privately Printed; 1961, Near Fine. Octavo, Wrappers; »»» INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Marans on inside front cover to Pulitzer-winning historian Constance McLaughlin Green. Marans put together what he believed to be the first written, detailed, overall history of the Jews in Washington, DC. Broad in its conception, this history is concerned with the Jews--all of them--in Washington and its suburbs. Bound in printed blue card covers over saddle-stapled binding. Mild fading to spine, very slight extremity rubs at spine ends.


The War Came By Train: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad During the Civil War

By Toomey, Daniel Carroll

Baltimore: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum; (2013), First printing. Fine in Fine dust jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Full cloth; Illustration: Black & White photographs, endpaper maps. »»» This is the first book length operational history of the B&O during the Civil War. Well researched and written by Maryland's foremost Civil War historian, and Guest Curator of the current companion exhibit at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore. New copy, unread. Signed copies available.


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