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Addresses Delivered at the Sixth Anniversary Meeting of the Maryland State Colonization Society, Held at Annapolis, February 2, 1838
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Addresses Delivered at the Sixth Anniversary Meeting of the Maryland State Colonization Society, Held at Annapolis, February 2, 1838

By [Maryland State Colonization Society]

Baltimore: John D. Toy, Printer, 1838. Disbound. Octavo. 45 pages. Good+. Sewn binding without covers, having been previously removed from a bound volume, with evidence along spine.. Speeches in support of colonization and in adamant opposition to abolition, by President of the Senate Richard Thomas, Speaker of the House William H. Tuck, J. H. Culbreth, William F. Giles, and Rev. Robert J. Breckinridge. This Maryland branch of the American Colonization Society had founded the Republic of Maryland in West Africa in 1834.

$86.00

Governor Thomas H. Hicks of Maryland and the Civil War (Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, Series XIX Nos. 11-12)
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Governor Thomas H. Hicks of Maryland and the Civil War (Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, Series XIX Nos. 11-12)

By Radcliffe, George L. P. (J. M. Vincent, Series editor)

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1901. First Edition. Flexible leather. Octavo. 141 [+14] pages. Near Fine. Spine titled and ruled in gilt, decorative endpapers. A few extremity rubs, repaired 1.25" cleanly closed tear at top of title page.. An important study of Governor Hicks and his crucial efforts to shape Maryland's loyalties on the eve and in the early years of the Civil War. Includes chapters on Hicks's early political career, rumors of plots against Lincoln to prevent his inauguration, the outbreak of hostilities, assembling the legislature, the rupture between Hicks and the legislature, the suppression of the legislature, etc. That Hicks and Lincoln managed to keep Maryland in the Union was vital, for if they had failed it would have put the United States capital in enemy territory. PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #788.

$173.00

Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Police Department of the City of Baltimore
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Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Police Department of the City of Baltimore

By [Baltimore]

[Baltimore]: (Printing Bureau, Police Department), 1925. Flexible cloth. Sixteenmo. 158 pages. Good+. Bound in dark blue cloth over thin boards, in a size meant for carrying in a pocket. Gilt title on upper board is rather dulled. Each board has a vertical crease running its full length.. 1925 pocket handbook for Baltimore Policemen with detailed descriptions of over 50 rules of expected conduct in a variety of situations. Pencilled ownership inscription on front pastedown: "Officer Michael J. Moloney / Northeastern District." There is a $5.00 receipt made out to "Mrs. M. Maloney," signed Brother Jude.

$144.00

Anne Arundel County: A Pictorial History
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Anne Arundel County: A Pictorial History

By Kelly, Jacques

Norfolk/Virginia Beach: Donning Company Publishers, 1989. Hardcover. Quarto. 191 pages. 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.. Black and White Photographs. 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.

$115.00

Poe Died Here Recollections of Church Home and Hospital

By Wehr, Frederick T.

Baltimore: Church Home & Hospital, 1994. First Edition. Full cloth. Quarto. x, 115 pages. Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Black and White Photographs. 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.

$86.00

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, 1880. Quarter cloth. Quartos. 595 & 600 pages. Good. Engraved Plates. 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.

$201.00

Colonial History of Catonsville

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

Catonsville, MD: American Bicentennial Committee Of Catonsville, 1983. Second Printing. Full cloth. Quarto. [viii], 188 pages. Very Good. Black & White Photographs, Prints, Drawings and Ma. 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.

$115.00

Methodism in Old Waverly and its Environment (Signed)

By Cole, Anna

(baltimore): (Day Printing Company), 1933. First Edition. Original cloth. Octavo. [ii], 107 pages. Near fine. Black and White Photographic Plates. 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.

$173.00

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. Wrappers. Octavo. 21 pages. Good. 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.

$86.00

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, 1861. Wrappers. Octavo. 13 pages. Near Fine. 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.

$115.00

Woodlawn, Franklintown and Hebbville

By [Woodlawn History Committee]

(baltimore): Woodlawn Recreation And Parks Council, 1977. First Edition. Wrappers. Quarto. vi, 110, [26] pages. Fine. Photographs, Map Drawings. 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.

$86.00

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

By Owen, David R. and Michael C. Tolley

Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 1995. First Edition. Full cloth. Octavo. xxxvi, 421 pages. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Black and White Photographs, Illus.. 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.

$86.00