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6408 . Barker, Chris A. Teakwood Decks (Signed) .
[Independence, MO]: [Susquehanna Publishers], ; First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , black & white photographs, illus. , a-dd, 1-728 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
History of the battleship USS Colorado (BB-45) in World War II. Barker was a marine who served aboard the Colorado in the Pacific, and presents a wealth of colorful memories and anecdotes collected from surviving shipmates. He corresponded with over 300 former crew members whose service ranged from 1923 to 1960. Also includes brief histories of the other two U.S. ships which bore the name Colorado: the frigate (1856-1885) and the armored cruiser (1905-1916). The book was limited to an edition of 1,000 copies, of which this is #601, INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Barker on front free endpaper. A promotional flyer and a typescript note explaining publishing delay are laid in. Bound in sky-blue paper over boards with spine titled in gilt. Minor rubs at spine extremities. Jacket has a few slight extremity rubs.
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10202 . Brock, Henry Irving, photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston (Introduction by Hamilton James Eckenrode). Colonial Churches in Virginia (Signed) .
Richmond: Dale Press, (1930); Limited edition. Folio, Full cloth , black and white photographs , xii, 97 pages. Condition: Very Good.
Brilliant study of the crossroads churches of old Virginia followed by over 35 brief individual histories, accompanied by the lovely full page photographs of Frances Benjamin Johnston. This is copy #847 of 1980, SIGNED on colophon page by Brock. Bound in patterned cloth over boards with black cloth spine titled in stamped silver foil. A few minor extremity bumps, head of spine slightly pulled, endpapers show a mild dampstain along lower half of hinges, otherwise clean and bright.
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10587 . Clarke, Nina H[onemond]. and Lillian B[eatrice]. Brown. History of the Black Public Schools of Montgomery County, Maryland 1872-1961 (Signed) .
New York: Vantage Press, (1978); First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , black and white photographs, map , [xiv], 205 pages. Condition: Good in a good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Scholarly history of segregated schools in Montgomery County, based on extensive research and numerous interviews with former teachers and students. Includes appendices and a bibliography. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by both authors on front free endpaper. Board extremities somewhat bumped, rubs at spine ends. Jacket has a few closed edge tears and mild rubs.
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10135 . Cole, Anna. Methodism in Old Waverly and Its Environment (Signed) .
(Baltimore): (Day Printing Company), 1933; First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , black and white photographic plates , [ii], 107 pages. Condition: Near fine.
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.
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8737 . Cooper, Joseph Howard. Land's End, Water's Edge: Long Island Sound (Inscribed and Signed) .
Brooklyn: Theo. Gaus, Ltd., (1977); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , xii, 315 pages. Condition: Fine. No dust jacket.
History and reminiscences of sailing, yacht clubs, and yacht racing around Long Island Sound. Anecdotes of the Larchmont, Port Washington, Knickerbocker, American, Riverside, and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht clubs. MORRIS & HOWLAND p. 33. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Cooper on front free endpaper. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles. Tiny extremity rubs.
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11 . Crumley, James. The Muddy Fork: A Work in Progress .
Northridge: Lord John Press, 1984; Limited Ed.. Small octavo, Hardcover , 25 pages. Condition: Fine. Issued w/o DJ.
This is one of 200 copies signed by Crumley. A wonderful fragment, a least some of which went on to become "Mexican Tree Duck."
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4943 . de Gast, Robert. The Oystermen of the Chesapeake (Signed) .
(Camden, ME): (International Marine Publishing Company), (1970); First printing. Oblong Quarto, Wrappers , Black & White photographs , Not paginated. Condition: Very good in a very good slipcase.
Outstanding photographs by the author interspersed with reflective quotations from Chesapeake oystermen. A graphic portrayal of the nearly vanished waterman's way of life. Four essays follow the photographs, providing some narrative of the men, boats, and oyster beds portrayed as well as information on the Bay. PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #289. Some rubs along joints and fore edges of covers. Slipcase has a few extremity rubs.
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11230 . Doyel, Ginger. The Annapolitan Club: A Tradition of Hospitality since 1897 (Signed) .
Annapolis: Annapolitan Club, 2006; First printing. Quarto, Full Cloth , black and white photographs , xx, 203 pages. Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Comprehensive history of the club which the local newspaper described as "the only masculine retreat left in town." Along with the historical narrative there are profiles of past members, many historic photographs and illustrations, an appendix of selected Annapolitan Club recipes, a good bibliography, and more. Published by and for the club. SIGNED and dated in year of publication by Doyel on front free endpaper. Bound in black cloth over boards with silver foil-stamped spine and upper board.
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11194 . Eberstadt, Charles. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation (Signed) .
(New York): (Duschnes Crawford, Inc.), (1950); Limited edition. Quarto, Hardcover , black and white photographic facsimiles , 50 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
Detailed chronological study of the writing and publication of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Includes descriptions and locations of all known manuscript versions plus the printed editions between 1862 and 1865. This is copy #63 of 200, SIGNED by Eberstadt on half title page. In addition there is a letter laid in which is typed on Edward Eberstadt & Sons stationery, dated June 8, 1951, and signed by Charles Eberstadt. The letter presents this copy of the book to Barney Chesnick of the Library Co. of Philadelphia. A 1959 article on early editions of the Emancipation Proclamation from the Library of Congress Quarterly Journal of Acquisitions is also laid in. Minor extremity rubs, touch of fading to spine and top edge of boards, shallow bumps to lower fore corners.
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11422 . Eden, Robert Allan. Some Historical Notes on the Eden Family (Signed) .
London: Blades, East & Blades, 1907; First printing. Duodecimo, Hardcover , black and white plates, portraits , [vi], 55 pages. Condition: Very good.
Genealogical reference to the ancestors and descendants of Maryland's last colonial governor, Sir Robert Eden. Well illustrated with portraits a few photographs and a fold-out genealogical chart. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Eden in year of publication to then Secretary of State of Maryland Oswald Tilghman on front free endpaper. In addition there are laid in several pieces of correspondence between Tilghman and various Edens in regard to a memorial to Governor Eden. There is also a two page typed letter signed from Daniel R. Randall to Tilghman dated May 8th, 1925 on the search for Governor Eden's remains. Bound in tan paper over bevelled boards with upper board titled in gilt with a gilt-stamped armorial crest at lower fore corner. Mild external soil, light extremity rubs. Some light scattered foxing inside. Front endpaper starting to split at top of hinge. Sound copy of a scarce book, with really nice association to Oswald Tilghman.
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11249 . Footner, Geoffrey M[arsh]. The Last Generation: A History of a Chesapeake Shipbuilding Family (Signed) .
Solomons, MD: Calvert Marine Museum Press, 1991; First printing. Oblong quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, illus. , xiv, 194 pages. Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
The life and work of Chesapeake shipwright Clarence E. Davis and the four generations of his family that preceded him in building wooden vessels on these waters. Nicely illustrated. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Footner to famed naval architect and historian Thomas C. Gillmer, on half title. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine and upper board titles, color pictorial onlay tipped onto upper board, map illustrations to both pastedowns. Minor extremity wear, faint foxing to textblock edges, scattered faint spotting to cloth. Jacket has some minor dampness ripples to front panel, minor edge wear.
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11490 . Frost, Robert (1874-1963). The Complete Poems of Robert Frost (in two volumes, signed) .
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1950; Limited edition. Quarto, Full cloth , Wood engravings by Thomas W. Nason , xliv, 608 pages in two volumes. Condition: Near Fine.
Limited edition two-volume set with a preface by Frost, an appreciation by Louis Untermeyer. Printed by Bruce Rogers at the Marchbanks Press in an edition limited to 1,500 copies, this being set #473. SIGNED at colophon of volume II by Robert Frost, illustrator Thomas Nason, and Bruce Rogers. Bound in coars blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped titles on black leather spine labels. Clean and sound set overall with a bit of mild chipping to spine labels, but no fading to spines. Lacking the slipcase.
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11281 . Gilkerson, William. An Arctic Whaling Sketchbook (Signed) .
Fairhaven: Edward J. Lefkowicz, Inc., 1983; Limited edition. Folio, Full cloth , black and white sketches ,  pages. Condition: Fine.
Gilkerson's portfolio of studies for his ink and watercolor wash drawings in "American Whalers in the Western Arctic." This edition consisted of 120 copies of which 100 were for sale. This is copy #23, hand-numbered and SIGNED by Gilkerson on limitation page. Additionally, Gilkerson has INSCRIBED and SIGNED a personal note on front free endpaper. Bound in gray cloth over boards with upper board titled in silver foil. Upper board shows a faint tint of browning toward lower fore edge.
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10168 . Houser, M[artin]. L[uther]. Abraham Lincoln, Student. His Books (Signed) .
(Peoria): Privately Printed, (1932); First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white photographs , 47 pages. Condition: Very good.
A study of Lincoln's relationship with books and an attempt to identify the ones he read during his lifetime. This monograph revises Houser's 1929 compilation of Lincoln's books, adding several titles and deleting one. The alphabetical list of books Lincoln read includes references and indicates when Lincoln's own copy is known to be extant. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Houser at top recto of frontispiece. Designed and printed by Edward J. Jacob for private distribution. MONAGHAN #3328. Bound in thick soft paper covers with Yapp edges, front cover printed in dark brown. Covers show some chipping at head of spine, heel of spine, and two short sections mid-spine. Yapp edges are wrinkled and lightly rubbed. Lower fore corner of frontispiece shows some silverfish lacing, else fine inside. Scarce.
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8845 . Houston, Charles and Robert Bates. K2: The Savage Mountain (TLS laid in) .
London: Collins, 1955; First British edition. Octavo, Hardcover , black & white photographic plates, map , 192 pages. Condition: Very good in a good, price clipped dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Account of the magnificent but ill-fated Third American Karakoram Expedition of 1953. Laid in is a typed letter SIGNED by Dr. Houston on his Burlington, VT letterhead, dated January 6, 1972. This note is in reply to a request for a copy of this book, which Dr. Houston regrets to say he has no way to supply. The prior owner has added a note in her hand regarding her meeting with Dr. Houston to the bottom of his letter. Book is bound in dark blue textured paper over boards with spine lettered in gilt. A few shallow extremity bumps to spine ends, light scattered foxing. Jacket has a .5" x 1" chip at top edge of rear panel, rubbing along lower joint fold, minor edge wear.
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11428 . Knox, Dudley W. The Naval Genius of George Washington (Signed) .
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1932). Octavo, Full cloth , black & white plates , [x], 138 pages. Condition: Near fine in a very good, price clipped dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
The first comprehensive analysis of various naval sources with the aim of assessing Washington's role as a naval strategist. The result a comprehensive picture of the relationship between land and naval strategy in the American Revolution. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Knox on front free endpaper. Prior owner name on front pastedown. Bound in blue cloth over boards with spine titled in dark blue. Lower fore corners of both boards have shallow bumps, a few spots of mild browning to cloth. Jacket has a .25" x .75" chip at top edge of upper joint fold, some other minor edge wear, a few surface rubs. Lovely copy overall.
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3496 . Mahoney, Ella V. Sketches of Tudor Hall and the Booth Family (Signed) .
Bel Air: Privately Printed, 1925; First printing. Duodecimo, Full cloth , Black & White photographs , 59 pages. Condition: Very Good.
The author's husband purchased Tudor Hall in 1878 from Mary Ann Booth--wife of Junius Brutus Booth and matriarch of the famous acting family. Mrs. Mahoney's father and John Wilkes Booth were boyhood companions. There are brief sketches of Junius Brutus Booth and Edwin Booth, and interesting information about the house and its history. Much of the book concerns John Wilkes Booth and events surrounding the Lincoln assassination. Includes such chapters as "The Identification of John Wilkes Booth" (after he was killed in Virginia)," "The Enid Myth" (in which Booth escapes, committing suicide in 1903 in Oklahoma), and "The search for Booth at Tudor Hall after the Assassination of Lincoln." MONAGHAN #2796. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Mahoney on preliminary blank leaf, with an additional presentation inscription from Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Bartholomaei beneath. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with upper board lettered in gilt. A bit of mottling to cloth, a few tiny extremity rubs, otherwise clean and sound. Nice copy.
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11474 . Mann, Thomas. Young Joseph (Signed) .
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. Octavo, Full cloth , [vi], 311 pages. Condition: Near Fine. No dust jacket.
SIGNED by Mann on preliminary blank. Translated from the German for the first time by Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter. Bound in black cloth over boards with gilt-titled spine, upper board stamped in black, decorated endpapers, and yellow topstain. Cloth shows minimal edge wear and just a hint of fading to spine. Binding sound and snug.
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11473 . Mann, Thomas. Joseph in Egypt (Signed) .
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. Octavo, Full cloth , One colored map , vi, 369 and [vii], -664 pages. Condition: Near Fine. No dust jackets.
In two volumes, both of which are SIGNED by Mann on preliminary blank leaves. First translation into English by Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter. Bound in black cloth over boards with spines titled in gilt, upper boards stamped in blind, decorated endpapers. Cloth shows a light rub here or there and a hint of fading to spines, otherwise no significant wear. Bindings sound and snug.
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9191 . May, Lioy. Misplaced Glory: The Lost Soldiers of 1847-1865 in the Pennsylvania Oil Region, with authentic proofs by Ancient Documents, Official Records and other original publications (Inscribed and Signed) .
Philadelphia: (s.n.), 1944; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographs, facsimiles, maps , [xviii], 353 pages. Condition: Good. No dust jacket.
Interesting allegation of an enormous land and mineral rights fraud in Pennsylvania's oil region, perpetrated by oil companies through the use of soldiers' discharge papers and land grants after the Civil War. The author uncovered the evidence herein while researching her great-uncle, Benjamin W. Goodman, a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars whose vital records had vanished. Information on the Lincoln Administration's intent as to the Pennsylvania oil lands, John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil, the vanished soldiers cemetery at Valley Forge, Jay Cooke and the Northern Pacific Railroad, a mention of John Wilkes Booth in the oil regions, and much more. Numerous fold-out maps. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on verso of front free endpaper. The inscription is to Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with spine and upper board lettered in gilt, spine gilt is somewhat darkened. Fore corners of boards have shallow bumps, some overall spotting to cloth, otherwise clean and sound.
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10209 . Morgan, John Hill and Mantle Fielding. The Life Portraits of Washington and Their Replicas (Signed) .
Philadelphia: Printed for the Subscribers, (1931); Limited edition. Folio, Full leather , black and white plates , xxiv, 432 pages. Condition: very good in a good dust jacket, slipcased.
An ambitious attempt to catalogue the work of the 27 painters and sculptors for whom George Washington sat during his lifetime. Illustrated with numerous full page tissue-guarded plates reproducing these likenesses. Many works by Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Jean Antoine Houdon, John Ramage, James Sharples, and the like. Also includes a section on fictitious portraits, where the artist is unknown, the work is a composite, etc. This is copy is #95 of the special edition of only 100, extra illustrated specially bound in gilt-stamped red morocco, numbered and SIGNED by both authors. Chipping at head and heel of spine, shallow bump at lower fore corner of upper board. Jacket has a 1" triangular chip at head of spine, shallow chipping along heel of spine. Slipcase bound in red cloth shows some wear, slightly split along one short seam.
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10592 . Owen, D[avid]. J[ohn]. (Foreword by Lord Ritchie of Dundee). The Port of London Yesterday and Today .
(S.l.): (s.n.), 1927; First printing. Quarto, Full leather , black and white photographs, maps , viii, 106 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
History of the evolution of the great port of London, from Roman times to the early 20th century. Well illustrated with photographs, a color plate of the Head Office of the Port of London Authority, photographs, and plans. This copy SIGNED by Owen, who was the General Manager of the Port of London Authority, under a typed inscription to Dr. William H. Wilmer, noted Baltimore ophthalmologist. Bound in dark blue leather over boards with spine and upper board stamped in gilt. A few minor extremity rubs. Hinges remain sturdy and sound.
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9319 . Pleasants, J. Hall and Howard Sill (Foreword by Robert Alan Green). Maryland Silversmiths, 1715-1830: With Illustrations of Their Silver and Their Marks and with a Facsimile of the Design Book of William Faris .
Harrison, NY: Robert Allan Green, Publisher, 1972; Limited edition. Quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, text figures , xiv, 324 pages. Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
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.
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6404 . Price, Mary and Vincent (Introductions by Cleveland and Martha Amory). A Treasury of Great Recipes: Famous Specialties of the World's Foremost Restaurants Adapted for the American Kitchen (Signed) .
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishsers, (1974). Quarto, Full cloth , Color and b&w photographs, illustrations , 488 pages. Condition: Very Good.
INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Vincent Price on a slip of paper taped to half title: "For Kathy / My Best / Vincent Price". The classic cookbook of favorite dishes gathered by the Prices from a wide variety of restaurants around the world ranging from the famous gourmet establishments to obscure, quiet bistros. There are even recipes from a museum and from the dining car of the Santa Fe Super Chief. Includes many facsimiles of actual menus along with the adapted recipes. Bound in decorated cloth over padded boards with moderate rubs to extremities, otherwise clean and sound.
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11472 . Seitz, Don C[arlos]. (1862-1935). Braxton Bragg: General of the Confederacy (Signed) .
Columbia, SC: State Company, 1924; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Frontispiece photo portrait , [x], 544 pages. Condition: Very good.
Detailed, albeit determinedly favorable account of Bragg's service in the Civil War. Includes quotes from letters and documents. This copy from the private library of Adolph S. Ochs, then owner of the New York Times, with two notes tipped in SIGNED by Seitz--one typed and signed, the other an autograph note, signed. In addition, laid in is an 8 page publisher's prospectus for the book. DORNBUSCH II, #2625; NEVINS II, p.88; WRIGHT #S230; etc. Bound in light grey cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt, grey topstain. An old rust stain from a paperclip marks the top margin of the endpapers and subsequent blank leaf. Rear hinge repaired. Minor rubs and light soil to exterior.
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10490 . Taft, Charles Sabin. Abraham Lincoln's Last Hours, from the notebook of Charles Sabin Taft, Army Surgeon present at the Assassination, Death, and Autopsy .
[Chicago]: Black Cat Press, 1968; Second printing. Miniature, Leather ,  pages. Condition: Fine.
Dr. Taft was seated in the orchestra section of Ford's Theatre with a clear view of President Lincoln when he was shot. Taft leapt to the stage, called up to the presidential box that he was a doctor, and was lifted into the balcony by several people now gathered on the stage. From that moment until after Lincoln's death, Dr. Taft never left his side. Here is Taft's account of the assassination, his treatment of Lincoln, the long night in the Petersen House, Lincoln's death and autopsy, etc. This uncommon account, requested by Edwin Stanton, originally appeared in print in the Century Magazine in 1893. Forty copies were then privately printed by Norman Forgue in 1934 before this miniature edition of 200 copies, also by Forgue and his Black Cat Press, was printed direct from type on light blue paper and bound by hand in the studio of Bela Blau. This copy SIGNED by Forgue on colophon. See MONAGHAN #3455. This handsome little volume is just 2 1/8" x 2 5/8", bound in maroon calf over boards with decorated endpapers, gilt stamped spine title, gilt device on upper board. No significant wear.
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11231 . Warren, Marion with Mame Warren. Bringing Back the Bay: The Chesapeake in the Photographs of Marion E. Warren and the Voices of Its People (Signed) .
Annapolis: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994; First Edition. Quarto, Full Cloth , black and white photographs , xvi, 240 pages. Condition: Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Majestic and sweeping view of the Chesapeake Bay in images by Warren and the personal recollections and observations gathered from dozens of ordinary folks who make their home along the Bay. SIGNED by Marion Warren on title page. Slight wrinkles to jacket at head of spine.
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6617 . Washington, John E. (1880-1964); Introduction by Carl Sandburg. They Knew Lincoln (Inscribed and Signed) .
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1942; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographs, facsimiles , 244 pages + appendix. Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Uncommon book capturing impressions of Abraham Lincoln by African Americans who personally knew and interacted with him. The historical record is weak in regard to Lincoln's personal relations with blacks and their perceptions of him and his attitudes toward them, and therefore this book fills a crucial gap in the Lincoln canon--particularly in light of today's revisionists who wish to cast Lincoln as a racist. Dr. John Washington, an African American dentist who grew up in the shadow of Ford's Theatre in the late 19th century, gathered these amazing stories through personal interviews with Lincoln's African American acquaintances or their children. Here are the testimonies of Lincoln's barbers in Illinois and Washington, white house servants, waiters, doorkeepers and others, all meticulously researched and verified while retaining their original vigor and color. There is a large section devoted to Mary Lincoln's seamstress and confidant Elizabeth Keckley, who was rendered much less enigmatic by Dr. Washington's groundbreaking research published here. The book includes previously unpublished photographs and Lincoln letters, including the first full transcript of an 1855 letter to Hon. George Robertson of Kentucky in which Lincoln speaks at length about his feelings on the issue of slavery. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Dr. Washington on title page. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with yellow stamped lettering and rule to spine and upper board, yellow topstain, illustrated endpapers. A few shallow bumps to spine ends, lower edges of boards. Jacket has an angular 2.5" tear at lower edge of front panel at spine with some associated creases, some other minor edge wear. Very nice overall.
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7122 . Winchester, Paul. Men of Maryland Since the Civil War: Sketches of United States Senator Arthur Pue Gorman and His Contemporaries and Successors and Their Connection with Public Affairs (Signed) .
Baltimore: Maryland County Press Syndicate, 1923; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , 244, x pages. Condition: Near fine.
Curmudgeonly newspaperman reminisces about colorful and often corrupt Maryland politics and politicians in the 60 years following the Civil War. His sketches are based almost entirely upon his personal acquaintances with his subjects, some of whom, such as Senator Arthur Pue Gorman, attained national importance in this period. Despite his friendships with these men the author is not afraid to point out their shortcomings, like when he says of Gorman: "…while he possessed the skill and ability to have made a great mark as a real statesman in the Upper House at Washington, was so utterly lacking in principle, that all his really statesmanlike qualities were…swallowed up in the scheming politician…" Filled with wonderful anecdotes. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on front free endpaper. The book indicates that it is volume I of a planned three volume work, but the subsequent volumes were never published. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine and boards. Some flaking to gilt lettering on upper board.
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