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7197 . Barrie, Robert and George Barrie, Jr. Cruises, Mainly in the Bay of the Chesapeake .
Philadelphia: Franklin Press, 1909; First Edition. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographic plates , [x], 276 pages. Condition: Very good. No dust jacket.
A Chesapeake Bay classic. The first book to draw significant attention to the Bay as ideally suited for pleasure boating. The Barrie brothers were members of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Philadelphia, and made their first cruise the Bay in 1897 by way of the C&D Canal, just at the beginning of the reign of the skipjack among Chesapeake Bay workboats. There were also numerous other workboats plying the Bay's waters then, but George Barrie later recalled that "Yachts in those days were almost as scarce as hen's teeth." (in Burgess, "This was Chesapeake Bay.") The book is written in a charmingly readable style and does not confine itself to scenes on the water but includes many interesting vignettes of Annapolis, Oxford, St. Michael's, activity around the boatyards, etc. Nicely illustrated with dozens of photographic plates depicting the native sailing craft as well as scenes in the sleepy shore towns and boatyards (note: the illustrations in the later Bryn Mawr editions are rather inferior to the original plates herein). Fold-out map of the Bay at rear. HOWES #B-176; TOY #1023; PRATT-EASTERN SHORE #35; MORRIS & HOWLAND p. 11. This copy has been nicely rebound in maroon cloth over boards some time ago. Gilt spine title, top edge gilt. Slight rubs to extremities, mild browning to spine. Fold-out map has a short tissue-repaired tear at lower attachment. All in all a very nice copy of this uncommon source on early Chesapeake pleasure boating.
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6303 . Blogg, Percy Thayer. There are No Dull Dark Days .
Baltimore: H. G. Roebuck & Son, (1944); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black & white photographs, drawings , 92 pages. Condition: Very Good.
Memories of trout fishing and hunting duck, goose, swan, and upland game birds along the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland's Eastern Shore. Perce Blogg was an expert waterfowl hunter and long time member of the Miller's Island Ducking Club and the Seneca Ducking Club. HAND #B370. Bound in green cloth over boards with black stamped spine and upper board titles, color illustration laid onto upper board. A few shallow edge wrinkles and tiny rubs at spine ends. No prior ownership marks, hinges sound.
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6103 . Culler, R. D. ["Pete"]. Skiffs and Schooners .
Camden: International Marine Publishing Company, (1976); Second printing. Quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, plans , [viii], 199 pages. Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
A charmingly written treatise on boats and traditional boatbuilding techniques by a veteran designer and builder. Includes a particularly interesting chapter on Joshua Slocum's famous vessel "Spray," wherein Culler tells how he built a replica of her under the direction of Alonzo R. Conley at Oxford, Maryland in the early 1930s. Culler is most concerned with preserving the sound, simple, and traditional ways of working around boats and water. A number of Culler's boat plans are included in scale. TOY #4535. Bound in tan cloth over boards with spine titled in dark brown. Shallow bumps to top fore corners of boards, a few shallow bumps to spine ends. Jacket has some extremity rubs, creases.
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7892 . Footner, Hulbert (Illustrated by Louis Ruyl). Maryland Main and the Eastern Shore .
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1942; First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & white drawings , xii, 331 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Charming, personal look at Maryland in the 1930s and 1940s through a series of essays. Sections on Baltimore, the Middle Counties, Western Maryland, the Eastern Shore, and Southern Maryland. Fine evocative drawings by Ruyl decorate chapter heads and full page plates. PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #9. Bound in brick red cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board titles, illustrated endpapers. Shallow rubs at spine ends, a few light spots at bottom edge of lower board. Jacket has several short edge tears, rubbed wrinkles, and a few chips.
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3529 . Forman, H[enry]. Chandlee. Maryland Architecture: a Short History from 1634 through the Civil War .
Cambridge: Tidewater Publishers, 1968; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , Black & white drawings, photographs , xvi, 102 pages. Condition: Near Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Well illustrated from Dr. Forman's own drawings and photographs. Discusses the origins and development of various architectural styles in Maryland, such as Early Georgian, Late Georgian, Maryland-German, and Classical Revival. Also includes information men such as Benjamin Latrobe, William Buckland, Robert Mills, Maximilian Godefroy, Richard Upjohn, and A. J. Davis who created the great tradition of Maryland building. A leaflet from the Craft House in Williamsburg, Virginia is laid in. PRATT, EASTERN SHORE, p. 874. Bound in tan cloth over boards with spine titled in black. Shallow bump to cloth at heel of spine, prior owner bookplate on front pastedown. Jacket has a short closed edge tear at lower fore corner of front panel, a .75" wide chip at top fore corner of rear panel, and a .75" closed tear with some associated wrinkles at top of rear panel near joint fold.
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3535 . Forman, H[enry]. Chandlee. Old Buildings, Gardens and Furniture in Tidewater Maryland (Signed) .
Cambridge: Tidewater Publishers, 1967; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , black & white photographs, drawings , xvi, 326 pages. Condition: Very good in a very good, price clipped dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
A superb collection of objects are gathered and interpreted by Dr. Forman, most of which were either drawn or photographed by him for the book. Includes chairs, paneling, tools, churches, mansion floor plans, portraits, mural paintings, wallpaper designs, moldings, fences, garden plans, and much more. PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #875. SIGNED by Forman at top edge of half title. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine lettering, illustrated endpapers. Slight rubs to cloth at extremities, shallow bump to top fore corner of upper board. Prior owner name penned neatly at top edge of front pastedown. Jacket has minor edge wear and a bit of browning along spine. Lovely copy overall.
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2192 . Gillmer, Thomas C[harles]. Pride of Baltimore: the Story of the Baltimore Clippers, 1800-1990 .
Camden: International Marine, (1992); First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , black & white photographs, drawings , xiv, 226 pages. Condition: Fine in a Near Fine, Price Clipped Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
The whole story of the fast, weatherly, and beautiful Baltimore clippers. Developed on Maryland's Eastern Shore, this highly influential ship type inspired the great age of clipper ships. Gillmer designed the replica schooner "Pride of Baltimore," and here gives the true story of her tragic loss at sea in 1986. Bound in green textured paper over boards with gilt spine lettering. Light rubs at spine ends. Jacket has a few shallow edge wrinkles at head of spine.
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7648 . Graham, John L., Editor. The 1877 Atlases and Other Early Maps of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Bicentennial Edition, 1776-1976 .
Salisbury: Wicomoco Bicentennial Commission, . Folio, Hardcover , Black & white and colored maps , 144 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
Excellent collection of detailed maps of towns and counties (except Cecil) on Maryland's Eastern Shore printed in facsimile from the Lake, Griffing, and Stevenson atlases of the late 19th century. Also included are the Sanborn insurance maps for the major towns. Many of the maps are detailed enough to show existing farms, farmhouses, and property owners. The town maps show the locations of buildings and owners of the lots, and are accompanied by business directories. The 1877 lists of patrons for each county are also included and give name, acreage owned, post office, occupation, place of birth, and date of settlement. In all, a treasure trove for genealogical and other researchers of Eastern Shore history. PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #176. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board. Tiny extremity rubs. Clean and bright copy.
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9772 . Houlihan, Daniel J. Teackle - The Mansion and the Man (Signed) .
(S.l.): (s.n.), 1976. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white photographs, drawings , iv, 56 pages. Condition: Very Good.
Guide to the historic Eastern Shore mansion built by Littleton Dennis Teackle in 1802, including several photographs of the interior and two floor plans. There is also a biographical sketch of Teackle and two folk stories illustrative of the house and household. SIGNED on title page by Houlihan. See PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #834. Bound in textured card covers over a saddle-stapled binding. Covers show mild browning toward edges.
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10569 . Howell, William R. The Government of Kent County, Maryland: Historical and Descriptive .
Chestertown: Washington College, (1931); First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , black and white photographs, map , xvi, 199 pages. Condition: Fine. No dust jacket.
History of the evolution and organization of Kent County on Maryland's eastern shore. Also gives some historical background on William Claiborne and the settlement of Kent Island and the subsequent dispute with Lord Baltimore. Illustrations include the court house, jail, a farm, and three views of the Kent County Almshouse. Bound in dark blue pebbled cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt, brown endpapers. Some light scattered foxing inside, mild flaking to gilt on spine.
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8466 . Hurley, George and Suzanne. Shipwrecks and Rescues Along the Barrier Islands of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia (Signed) .
Norfolk/Virginia Beach: Donning Company, Publishers, (1984); First printing. Quarto, Hardcover , black and white photographs, illus. , 176 pages. Condition: Near fine. No dust jacket.
Well illustrated history of lifesaving along this stretch of the Atlantic coast. Many anecdotes about specific wrecks and specific U.S. Life Saving stations. This book is #256 in an edition of 2,000, SIGNED by both authors a limitation bookplate at top edge of front pastedown. Bound in dark blue leather-textured paper over boards with gilt-stamped scene on upper board, gilt-stamped titles to upper board and spine. Slight bump to lower fore corners of boards, otherwise clean, crisp copy.
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7600 . Klingel, Gilbert C. (text) and Byron Parker Shurtleff (photographs, Introduction). Seeing Chesapeake Wilds .
Camden: International Marine Publishing Company, ; First printing. Square quarto, Hardcover , Black & White photographs , [not paginated]. Condition: Very Good in a Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
A "sensuous examination" of the Eastern Shore in lovely black and white and sepia-toned photographs by Shurtleff, and four poetic essays by Klingel. PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #32. Bound in white cloth over boards with grey spine and upper board lettering, small black & white photo-illustration on upper board, charcoal grey endpapers. Some light foxing to cloth, shallow bumps to heel of spine. Jacket has a 1" triangular chip at lower fore corner of front panel, a closed 1" tear al lower edge of front panel near joint fold, other minor edge wear, surface rubs, and light soil.
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10161 . Oberholtzer, Ellis Paxson (1868-1936). Robert Morris, Patriot and Financier .
New York: Macmillan Company, 1903; First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , black and white plates , xii, 372 pages. Condition: Good.
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.
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11210 . Preston, Dickson J. Wye Oak: The History of a Great Tree, Featuring a Bodine Gallery of Wye Oak Photographs .
Cambridge: Tidewater Publishers, 1972; First printing. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white photographs, illus. , viii, 136 pages. Condition: Very Good.
The Wye Oak stood in the Wye Mills, Maryland and was largest white oak tree in the United States. It was estimated to be 460 years old when it fell in a severe thunderstorm June 6, 2002. This is the story of the famous tree, accompanied by lovely photographs by A. Aubrey Bodine. Bound in pictorial paper covers with some minor edge wear.
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9424 . Sawin, Nancy C[hurchman]. Locks, Traps and Corners on and along the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal .
(Hockessin, DE): (Northern Light Studio), (1984); First printing. Oblong Quarto, Wrappers , black and white sketches , [56 pages]. Condition: Near Fine.
Charming sketches and historical narrative depicting farms, houses, transportation, and various scenes. The drawings are reminiscent of the work of Eric Sloane. Includes a brief bibliography and maps on inside covers. Bound in printed paper covers over saddle-stapled binding. Mild browning along spine, a few tiny rubs at corner tips, faint sticker ghost at top fore corner of inside front cover with some offset to facing page.
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10242 . Smith, Horace Wemyss. Life and Correspondence of the Rev. William Smith, D. D., … with Copious Extracts from His Writings (Complete in two volumes) .
Philadelphia: Ferguson Bros. & Co., 1880. Quartos, Quarter cloth , engraved plates , 595 & 600 pages. Condition: Good.
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.
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6921 . [Spangler, Andrew M.]. A Paradise for Gunners and Anglers .
(Philadelphia): Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad Comp 1883; First printing. Duodecimo, Wrappers , Engraved cuts, fold-out map , 96 pages. Condition: Fair.
Rather scarce booklet which describes the fishing and waterfowling delights to be found on the Delaware and Maryland peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay, with many engraved cuts of different species and a large fold-out map of the region on inside front cover. Printed for the Passenger Department of the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad, no doubt with an eye toward promoting ridership to the area. See HAND #S474; PRATT EASTERN SHORE #199. Bound in robin egg-blue paper covers with lovely stern view of a sailboat on front cover, two shotgunners on rear cover. Cover illustrations executed by the American Bank Note Company, New York. Covers apparently detached at some point and repaired with cloth tape down spine. There are several chips to front and rear covers of up to . 5" depth. The map at inside rear cover has tears along folds repaired with archival tissue, one section repaired with the same cloth tape as found on spine. The map is complete and entirely legible.
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7417 . Tawes, William I. God, Man, Salt Water and the Eastern Shore .
Cambridge: Tidewater Publishers, 1977; Revised edition. Octavo, Full cloth , Black & white photographs, illus., endpapers , xxii, 295 pages. Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Charming reminiscences of Tawes's boyhood around the turn of the century in Somerset County on Maryland's lower Eastern Shore. Substantial material added to this edition. See PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #832. Bound in light green cloth over boards with gilt spine lettering. Some shallow bumps to cloth at spine ends, spine lettering slightly dulled. Jacket has a few tiny edge rubs and shallow wrinkles, and a 2" by 3/4" light brown stain at bottom edge of rear panel.
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480 . Tilghman, Christopher. Mason's Retreat (Signed) .
New York: Random House, (1996); First printing. Octavo, Quarter cloth , [viii], 290 pages. Condition: Near Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
This is the "Special Preview Edition" of this lovely first novel, with a completely different dust jacket design and illustration than that which ultimately appeared on the trade edition. Before this elegantly written story of an old Maryland family, Tilghman had only published that fine collection of stories, "In a Father's Place. " The present novel is set on Maryland's eastern shore on the eve of World War II. This special edition is INSCRIBED and SIGNED two times by Tilghman. A warm, personal inscription signed "Chris Tilghman" appears on the half title, while his plain signature, "Christopher Tilghman" appears on the title page. Publisher's notice is laid in. Bound in tan cloth over boards with dark blue cloth spine, author's initials stamped in gilt on upper board, title in gilt on spine. No significant wear to book. Jacket shows a few very shallow edge wrinkles.
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1035 . Tilghman, Christopher. Mason's Retreat .
New York: Random House, (1996); First printing. Octavo, Hardcover , 290 pages. Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
The author's first novel after his acclaimed book of stories "In a Father's Place. " This elegantly written novel is set on Maryland's eastern shore on the eve of World War II. Bound in tan paper over boards with dark blue cloth spine, tan endpapers, rough-cut fore edges. Spine is titled in gilt, author monogram stamped in gilt on upper board. No significant wear.
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8543 . Townsend, George Alfred "Gath". The Entailed Hat or Patty Cannon's Times, a Romance .
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1912) [1920s?]; Early edition. Octavo, Full cloth , x, 565 pages. Condition: Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Classic historical novel of the Delmarva Peninsula and the slave kidnapper, Patty Cannon. Originally published in 1884. Explores the slave trade from the points of view of the kidnapper, the slave, and the slave owner. Townsend was born and grew up in the area about which he writes and vividly captures the people and vernacular of the remote Eastern Shore. PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #1117. Teackle Mansion edition, exclusively distributed by Carl H. Monsees. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with spine titled in yellow. A few light rubs at extremities. Jacket has a touch of fading to spine and some shallow edge chips at heel of spine. Uncommon early printing in jacket
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11270 . Townsend, George Alfred "Gath" (1841-1914). Poems of The Delaware Peninsula .
[Wilmington]: [Every Evening Printing Company], ; First printing. Octavo, Original cloth , Frontispiece photograph , 200 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
The last book Townsend wrote. Most of the poems in this scarce volume were written while the author lay sick in a hospital bed, and were therefore distilled entirely from his own memories of scenes and incidents on the Delaware Peninsula and Maryland's Eastern Shore. Tissue-guarded frontispiece photograph shows Townsend as an old man. No publisher information in the book but see Ruth Hindes, "George Alfred Townsend," p. 59. PRATT, EASTERN SHORE #1174. Bound in brown cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine title, decorated endpapers. Binding shows some rubs and mild fraying at spine ends and along lower fore edge of upper board. Fore corners slightly bumped. Very nice overall, with sound hinges.
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11363 . Woodcock, Susan R. (Editor-Compiler), Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Eastern Shore of Maryland: An Annotated Bibliography .
Queenstown, MD: Queen Anne Press, 1980; First printing. Quarto, Full cloth , black and white photographs, illus. , 233 pages. Condition: Near Fine in a Very Good Dust Jacket. Jacket in Mylar protector.
Excellent reference to the books, monographs, studies, and promotional publications chronicling Maryland's Eastern Shore. More than 1,100 separate entries and illustrated by over 100 drawings, photographs, and maps. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt, beige endpapers. Shallow bump to top fore corner of upper board. Jacket has some surface rubs, a bit of rippling to rear panel, a short closed edge tear at heel of spine, and a tiny chip at head of spine.
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