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10167 . Browning, Meshach. Forty-Four Years of the Life of a Hunter: Being Reminiscences of Meshach Browning, a Maryland Hunter, Roughly Written Down by Himself .
Click for larger imageWinston-Salem: Winston Printing Company, (1942). Octavo, Full cloth , black and white photographs, plates , xxiii, [8], 13-400 pages. Condition: Good.
     Exciting account of pioneer life in western Maryland and the Allegany Mountains in the first half of the 19th century. Browning killed nearly 400 bears and once killed 22 deer in one week. Lively and anecdotal in style. Revised and illustrated with nice drawings by Edward Stabler. This edition includes a 23 page Preface by Browning's great grandson, R. Getty Browning, with photographs of several of the places described in the book. See HAND #B612. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt that has darkened. Exterior is a bit rough, with rubs and minor fraying to extremities, a 4 cm split to cloth along lower joint, and some spots and mild stains. Prior owner name and address penned on front pastedown. Slightly shaken. Interior very good.  

Book #10167
$75.00    order or inquire Maryland Maryland Hunters Western Maryland Allegany County Washington County Allegany Mountains Rattle Snakes Bears Deer Hunting

2939 . Flack, Horace E. (Editor). Public Local Laws of Allegany County (Reprint from Code of Public Local Laws of Maryland) .
(Baltimore): Privately Printed, 1930. Quarto, Full cloth , [iv], 348 pgs.. Condition: Very good.
     Interesting snapshot of the important public issues in this county in 1930 as seen through the laws enacted to address them. Here are the laws governing billiards, coroners, hucksters, flags over school buildings, fences, insane asylums, railways, and much more. Brown cloth over boards. Red spine label with gilt stamped lettering is almost completely gone, otherwise only slight extremity rubs. Clean and solid copy. No prior ownership marks.  

Book #2939
$9.00    order or inquire MARYLAND Allegany County Western Maryland Rural Towns Local government Laws Legal Counties

11195 . Hindes, Ruthanna. George Alfred Townsend: One of Delaware's Outstanding Writers (Signed) .
Click for larger image(Wilmington): (s.n.), (1946); First printing. Octavo, Full cloth , black and white frontispiece photos , 72 pages. Condition: Fine.
     Scarce biography of this prolific Victorian journalist and writer. "Gath," as Townsend signed himself, was the youngest war correspondent during the American Civil War. His dispatches from the Battle of Five Forks and the days following Lincoln's assassination drew national attention. He became an important writer during the Reconstruction era. On his estate near the Antietam battlefield in western Maryland he built the War Correspondents Arch, now within Gathland State Park. This is one of 125 copies of this book, INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Ruthanna Hindes on front free endpaper. Prior owner embossed name at top fore corner of same leaf. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt. Slight extremity rubs.  

Book #11195
$100.00    order or inquire Journalists gathland Abraham Lincoln lincoln assassination Newspapers entailed hat katy of catoctin Signed By Author War Correspondents

11301 . Schilling, Edw[ard]. (1844-1925) Edited by Barbara Schilling Everstine. My Three Years in the Volunteer Army of the United States of America, from August 12th 1862 to June 10th 1865 .
Click for larger image(S.l.): (s.n.), [1985]. Octavo, Wrappers , black and white portraits , vi, 108 pages. Condition: Near Fine.
     Schilling was a farm boy from Frostburg, Maryland and in August of 1862 he travelled by train to Baltimore to join Company F, Fourth Maryland Volunteers. This compilation by one of Schilling's granddaughters merges letters he wrote to family back home with the narrative of a daily journal kept while in the army. Bound in printed grey paper covers, saddle-stapled binding. Slight rubs at spine ends.  

Book #11301
$25.00    order or inquire US Civil War frostburg Western Maryland 4th Maryland Soldiers Diaries Journals Battlefields

8658 . Townsend, George Alfred "Gath" (1841-1914). Katy of Catoctin or, The Chain-Breakers: A National Romance .
Click for larger imageNew York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887. Octavo, Original cloth , 567 pages. Condition: Very Good.
     Semi-historical novel of the Civil War in Western Maryland and the conspiracy of John Wilkes Booth. Opens with John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry and closes with the death of Booth. Townsend was a journalist who knew John Wilkes Booth and reported on the assassination of Lincoln. Bound in dark green cloth over boards with gilt and black stamped spine and upper board, brown endpapers. Contemporary owner name on front free endpaper. Rubs and wear to extremities includes a fraying to cloth across heel of spine and adjoining areas of bottom edges of boards, shallow bumps to fore corners, a 3/4" split to cloth at top edge of upper joint, and some chipping along fore edge of rear free endpaper. Lower board has mottling to sizing along a 3/4" strip down fore edge. Leaf 553/554 has a closed 1" tear at bottom edge near gutter. Scattered brown stains to a few leaves.  

Book #8658
$45.00    order or inquire Maryland Abraham Lincoln John Wilkes Booth John Brown Harper'S Ferry Historical Fiction frederick Western Maryland hagerstown

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