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  • THE NEW CITY: A Novel. by Amidon, Stephen.
    Amidon, Stephen.
    THE NEW CITY: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - In a planned community in Maryland in 1973, two men and their families struggle with failing ideals, racism and the exodus from urban space to "shiny new suburbs." 445 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60616
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  • THE NEW CITY: A Novel. by Amidon, Stephen.
    Amidon, Stephen.
    THE NEW CITY: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 2000. First edition - In a planned community in Maryland in 1973, two men and their families struggle with failing ideals, racism and the exodus from urban space to "shiny new suburbs."

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 19876
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  • THE HEARSE YOU CAME IN ON. by Cockey, Tim.
    Cockey, Tim.
    THE HEARSE YOU CAME IN ON.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Hyperion, (2000.) dj. Hardcover - Author's first novel, and the first Hitchcock Sewell mystery, featuring Baltimore's most eligible undertaker. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-65709.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear to dj.)

    Book ID: 50486
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  • THE HEARSE YOU CAME IN ON. by Cockey, Tim.
    Cockey, Tim.
    THE HEARSE YOU CAME IN ON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, and the first Hitchcock Sewell mystery, featuring Baltimore's most eligible undertaker. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-65709.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46103
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  • SWAN'S CHANCE. by De Blasis, Celeste
    De Blasis, Celeste
    SWAN'S CHANCE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Bantam, (1985) dj. Hardcover - Epic historical novel of a family and their love for the races horses they breed - it begins in Maryland in 1836 and continuing through the Civil War. 596 pp. ISBN: 0-553050923.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (embossed seal of previous owner, short closed tear to front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 75808
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  • CLIF, THE NAVAL CADET or Exciting Days at Annapolis. #2 by Fitch, Ensign Clarke (pseudonym of Upton Sinclair)
    Fitch, Ensign Clarke (pseudonym of Upton Sinclair)
    CLIF, THE NAVAL CADET or Exciting Days at Annapolis. #2

    Edition: Early printing.

    Philadelphia: David McKay, (1903). Hardcover - The second book in the second series that Sinclair wrote for Henry Harrison Lewis, editor at Street and Smith (the first was set at West Point and written under the pseudonym Frederick Garrison) The catalog at the back of the book lists Fitch as "A graduate of the U S Naval Academy at Annapolis, and thoroughly familar with all naval matters. Mr. Fitch has devoted himself to literature, and has written a series of books that every young American should read. His stories are full of very interesting information about the navy, training ships, etc." It was true that he had devoted himself to literature, and he was at the age of 19…

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    Philadelphia: David McKay, (1903). Hardcover - The second book in the second series that Sinclair wrote for Henry Harrison Lewis, editor at Street and Smith (the first was set at West Point and written under the pseudonym Frederick Garrison) The catalog at the back of the book lists Fitch as "A graduate of the U S Naval Academy at Annapolis, and thoroughly familar with all naval matters. Mr. Fitch has devoted himself to literature, and has written a series of books that every young American should read. His stories are full of very interesting information about the navy, training ships, etc." It was true that he had devoted himself to literature, and he was at the age of 19 already a self-supporting writer - and in just a few more years his classic muckraking novel, "The Jungle" would appear.. 272 pp plus 8 pp publisher's catalog.

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    Condition: Good overall in light blue cloth with green, gilt and dark blue illustrations on the front cover and spine - some soiling and wear to the covers, corners bumped, but binding is tight and sturdy.

    Book ID: 67156
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  • BOUND FOR ANNAPOLIS or The Trials of a Sailor Boy. #1 by Fitch, Ensign Clarke (pseudonym of Upton Sinclair)
    Fitch, Ensign Clarke (pseudonym of Upton Sinclair)
    BOUND FOR ANNAPOLIS or The Trials of a Sailor Boy. #1

    Edition: Early printing.

    Philadelphia: David McKay, (1903). Hardcover - The first book in the second series that Sinclair wrote for Henry Harrison Lewis, editor at Street and Smith (the first was set at West Point and written under the pseudonym Frederick Garrison) The catalog at the back of the book lists Fitch as "A graduate of the U S Naval Academy at Annapolis, and thoroughly familar with all naval matters. Mr. Fitch has devoted himself to literature, and has written a series of books that every young American should read. His stories are full of very interesting information about the navy, training ships, etc." It was true that he had devoted himself to literature, and he was at the age of 19…

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    Philadelphia: David McKay, (1903). Hardcover - The first book in the second series that Sinclair wrote for Henry Harrison Lewis, editor at Street and Smith (the first was set at West Point and written under the pseudonym Frederick Garrison) The catalog at the back of the book lists Fitch as "A graduate of the U S Naval Academy at Annapolis, and thoroughly familar with all naval matters. Mr. Fitch has devoted himself to literature, and has written a series of books that every young American should read. His stories are full of very interesting information about the navy, training ships, etc." It was true that he had devoted himself to literature, and he was at the age of 19 already a self-supporting writer - and in just a few more years his classic muckraking novel, "The Jungle" would appear.. 269 pp plus 8 pp publisher's catalog.

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    Condition: Good overall in light blue cloth with green, gilt and dark blue illustrations on the front cover and spine - some soiling and wear to the covers, corners bumped, but binding is tight and sturdy. Gift inscription dated 1910.

    Book ID: 67348
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  • Horton, Tom.
    ISLAND OUT OF TIME: A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dj flap: "Smith Island is a marshy archipelago in mid-Chesapeake Bay, 9 miles from the mainland, home to 150 watermen and their families.. . Tom Horton lived for nearly three years on Smith Island, recording through observations and interviews the traditions of oystering, crab catching, churchgoing, hunting and poaching, and the social rituals of these fiercely independent men and women. His beautiful elegiac story is about community and isolation, harvest and exploitation, and the risks and charms of being different from the surrounding world." 316 pp. ISBN: 0-393039382.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33628
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  • WHAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING: Collected Stories. by Jacobsen, Josephine.
    Jacobsen, Josephine.
    WHAT GOES WITHOUT SAYING: Collected Stories.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. (1996.). Collects 30 of the best short stories by this award-winning poet and writing. 330 pp. ISBN: 0-801863384.

    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 42491
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  • LIFE FOR DEATH: A True Story of Crime and Punishment. by Mewshaw, Michael.
    Mewshaw, Michael.
    LIFE FOR DEATH: A True Story of Crime and Punishment.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - A true crime story which is given much more immediacy because of the friendship between the author and the boy who shot his parents, and the fact that it was his family who fought to get Wayne a chance in the criminal system. "Harold and Shirley Dresbach seemed to be a perfect couple. . . . Wealthy and influential, they were active in politics and often entertained prominent visitors in their waterfront home on the Chesapeake Bay. So on a quiet January morning in 1961, when their nude bodies, riddled with bullets, were found, people in the affluent suburb of Washington, D.C. were stunned. They were still more stunned…

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    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - A true crime story which is given much more immediacy because of the friendship between the author and the boy who shot his parents, and the fact that it was his family who fought to get Wayne a chance in the criminal system. "Harold and Shirley Dresbach seemed to be a perfect couple. . . . Wealthy and influential, they were active in politics and often entertained prominent visitors in their waterfront home on the Chesapeake Bay. So on a quiet January morning in 1961, when their nude bodies, riddled with bullets, were found, people in the affluent suburb of Washington, D.C. were stunned. They were still more stunned and horrified when the Dresbach's 15yr. old son, Wayne, was charged with the killings. The author, a childhood friend of Wayne's, was the first to learn of the tragic events that morning, and from the start he suspected some essential truth had been hidden. This is the account of his frustrating investigation into the crime and punishment of his friend. . . Played out behind a facade of propriety, it is a drama composed of almost entirely of unspeakable acts - black-market adoption, alcoholism, child and wife abuse, sexual experimentation, sadism, incest, and finally murder." 281 pp. ISBN: -385145055.

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    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (price-clipped, tear at fold of rear flap, crease on back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 71655
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  • Michaels, Barbara (pseudonym for Barbara Mertz aka Elizabeth Peters.)
    PRINCE OF DARKNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Meredith Press, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An uncommon early novel using this pseudonym (Mertz also writes the popular Amelia Peabody novels under the Elizabeth Peters pseudonym). A novel of romantic suspense, set in a sleepy old colonial town in Maryland, where a visiting Englishman finds himself becoming involved with two women who had turned to the occult after an earlier death. 230 pp. Dust jacket art by Charles Geer,. ISBN: 0-396-062458.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket (erasure on half title page, small chips to edges of dust jacket, but overall an attractive copy of a hard to find first edtion.)

    Book ID: 54904
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  • JARRETTSVILLE. by Nixon, Cornelia
    Nixon, Cornelia
    JARRETTSVILLE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, (2009.). SIGNED first edition - Historical novel, a story of love and murder, set in a small Maryland town which is still after the Civil War. Based on a true story about the author's family. SIGNED on the title page. 339 pp. ISBN: 158243512X.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 45651
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  • FAVORITE POEMS. by Norjen, Lorraine.
    Norjen, Lorraine.
    FAVORITE POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Bryn Mawr, PA: Dorrance & Company, (1982.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of poems - some lighthearted, others more sentimental - which begins with an "Ode to the Baltimore Orioles." SIGNED on the front endpaper with the inscription "In memory of happy days of youth in Baltimore." and dated in 1983. 123 pp. ISBN: 0-8059-28545.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51694
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  • AN EARLY AFTERLIFE: Poems. by Pastan, Linda.
    Pastan, Linda.
    AN EARLY AFTERLIFE: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection by this award-winning poet which "explore and illuminate the mysteries and dangers beneath the common surfaces of ordinary life.". ISBN: 0-393037274.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (pale yellow rectangle on front endpaper).

    Book ID: 63536
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  • WAITING FOR MY LIFE: Poems. by Pastan, Linda.
    Pastan, Linda.
    WAITING FOR MY LIFE: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Norton, (1981). First edition - A collection by this award-winning poet which focus on the revelation of the miraculous in the common. 72 pp. ISBN: 0-393-000494.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers. (crease on front cover)

    Book ID: 67816
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  • Randall, Julia.
    MOVING IN MEMORY: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A wonderful collection of poems, the author's sixth book, rooted in nature ...'do not let me hear / the complaints of old ladies. Let me hear/ the wisdom of walkers, even when home/ is three more hours and a lifetime burning/ in every mirror.". ISBN: 0-8071-13875.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription.)

    Book ID: 32213
    Keywords: maryland, piedmont, Poetry
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  • THE BRASS KEYS OF KENWICK. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE BRASS KEYS OF KENWICK.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1949. Hardcover - Mystery surrounding an old house in a small town in Maryland, originally published in 1931. Includes an author's afterword on the Marquis de Lafayette. 247 pp. "Young Moderns" logo on spine.

    Condition: Good only in black cover with off-white lettering on the spine (rather severe toning to the pages, shelfwear to edges of boards)

    Book ID: 71242
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  • Shapiro, Karl.
    THE YOUNGER SON: The Youth and War Years of a Distinguished American Poet.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first volume in Shapiro's autobiography. Photographs. 287 pgs.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, but with a remainder line top edge.)

    Book ID: 11479
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  • MASON'S RETREAT. by Tilghman, Christopher.
    Tilghman, Christopher.
    MASON'S RETREAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel (his second book, following a collection of short stories), the story of a family who return to the their crumbling family estate on the eastern shore of Maryland on the eve of World War II. SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED on the half title page to noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens "with greetings and high hopes you enjoy this tale" and dated in the year of publication. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-67945200.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60565
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  • MASON'S RETREAT. by Tilghman, Christopher.
    Tilghman, Christopher.
    MASON'S RETREAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel (his second book, following a collection of short stories), the story of a family who return to the their crumbling family estate on the eastern shore of Maryland on the eve of World War II. SIGNED on the title page. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-67945200.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59550
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  • THE RIGHT-HAND SHORE. by Tilghman, Christopher.
    Tilghman, Christopher.
    THE RIGHT-HAND SHORE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1912) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set on the Chesapeake Bay in 1920, but containing stories from an earlier time -of slavery, of attempts to turn the retreat into a peach orchard, of growing up in a fractured family. SIGNED on the title page. A New York Times Notable Novel, 355 pp. ISBN: 978-0374203481.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75564
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  • MASON'S RETREAT. by Tilghman, Christopher.
    Tilghman, Christopher.
    MASON'S RETREAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel (his second book, following a collection of short stories), the story of a family who return to the their crumbling family estate on the eastern shore of Maryland on the eve of World War II. A hardcover advance copy - a 'special preview edition' - with a different dustjacket than the trade edition. Publisher's letter laid in. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-67945200.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75565
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  • Wood, James Playsted.
    VERY WILD ANIMAL STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon book for children by this prolific author: the animals observed on the author's Maryland farm include a cigarette- eating donkey, a rabbit, bantams, turtle, squrrel, cat and 4 year old boy. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Joseph Bartolli. 116pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated boards in a very good dust jacket ('H' stamped on front endpaper, some edgewear to dj, fading to spine.)

    Book ID: 23922
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