Baltimore : Past and Present. With Biographical Sketches of its Representative Men
by [ Richardson and Bennett ] ; Mayer, Brantz
Baltimore: Richardson & Bennett, 1871. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. Bendann Brothers. Bendann Brothers. First Edition. 562 pages + separately engraved title page noting illustrations are by Bendann Brothers. 4to. 3/4 leather over pebbled cloth covered boards. Illustrated with sixty two tissue protected photographic unsigned portraits of luminaries, fifty-one from life (the balance copyprints after paintings or engravings). The photographs are in excellent condition, strong and rich. Gilt ruling and decoration on raised bands on spine. Overall minor wear to extremities. Where leather rubbed toned to match. Page edges tinted red. One front endpaper with inked previous owner names and past purchase date. Small chip missing from front marbled endpaper, occasional corners turned from past readers with bad habits. Seven pages noted with a few words underlined. No doubt the publisher's trade edition (the deluxe edition which we've also owned had facsimile signatures underneath each portrait, and a deluxe binding). Cloth. The first 146 pages are a historical sketch of the area by Brantz Mayer titled "Baltimore As it Was and As it Is: A Historical Sketch of the Ancient Town and Modern City, from the foundation, in 1729, to 1870; Compiled and written from Authentic Materials...". The second section is titled "Biographical" and provides biographical sketches and in many cases photographs from life of those worthy of inclusion. John W. Woods printer.
(Inventory #: 25699)
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