"Messrs. Chapman & Lambert conduct a large blacksmith and carriage establishment on Cross street, employing at times eight or ten men. They have been in business for over thirty years, and their carriages and wagons have been shipped to nearly all parts of the State. Their plant covers a half acre of ground." (see History of Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, 1650-1899 by Frederick G. Usilton, 1899, p. 58). Fascinating volume contains innumerable handwritten entries pertaining to blacksmith and carriage-making activities. Among the many activities found here include making braces for shafts, making bolts and clips, changing springs, stretching, cutting, and welding bands, hooping wheels, lengthening bolts, sharpening bars, cutting and welding rods, tracking axles, fixing wagons, plows, chains, hoops, seals, picks, and springs; sharpening bars. setting forks, putting on tires, welding bolts, shrinking collars, putting new links in chains, welding hooks on end of chains, putting bolts on whiffletrees, sharpening oxen toes and heels, straightening scales, repairing sleds, making rods for sleighs, welding pieces on pump irons, putting nails in shoes, shoeing horses, etc. Also entries here for various parts and supplies such as bolts, washers, chisels, pole grips, rings, staples, coal, iron, etc. Occasional entries for trips to places such as Baltimore and Wilmington can also be found here, along with a list of London carriage parts obtained at Wilmington and hand-drawn sketches of those same parts. Verso of front cover contains a handwritten list of various parties with whom Chapman & Lambert did business. A few entries for sundries other activities can also be found here such as cider, wood, chicken, stove grate, killing hogs, etc. The vast majority of entries however, pertain to carriage-making, blacksmith, and farrier activities.
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Baltimore: The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, 1901. 170p, 104p, illustrations. 23 cm. Card covers. Covers detached, were taped with binder's tape, front cover in two pieces, bottom cover corners are missing; contents intact. With an ad for American Telephone and Telegraph Company on the bottom cover, map of the "Lines and Metallic Circuit" on the verso of the cover. Illustrations of telephones, or "Curious Styles of Equipment." Illustrations of telephone booths. "Destroy All Previous Issues" at the head of the title page. A fairy copy. (No copies found).
[Baltimore]: The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Baltimore City, 1928. 95p, 24pp ads. 23 cm. Wrappers. Hole punch in the top edge at the spine, corners chipped, spine torn near the tail, first page closed tear starting at the fore edge; paper is almost brittle. In good condition. (No copies found).
Towsontown: William H. Ruby, Maryland Journal Press, 1876. 23p. 23 cm. Burgundy cloth, "H. Louis Gies," in gilt on the front cover. Former historical society copy with labels on the front cover. Edges rubbed, wear to the corners and spine ends, title page starting to separate. In very good condition. (No copies found).
Baltimore: Printed by John Murphy & Co., 1874. 33p. 23 cm. Burgundy cloth with gilt titling. Former historical society copy with labels on the front cover. Slightly soiled, minor wear to the corners. In very good condition.
Baltimore: Printed by Wm. Woody & Son, 1849. 18p. 18 cm. Sewn wrappers. Minor stains on covers; light stain on text pages from the top edge; small area of insect damage on the top edge of the last few pages. In very good condition.
Philadelphia: King & Baird, Publishers, 1874. Frontispiece, 442p, plates, map. 20 cm. Bound in red morocco titling in gilt on the front cover with floriated black frame; titling in gilt on the spine, illustration in black at the foot of the spine. Former, older library copy with ink stamps on the pastedowns and endpapers, pocket removed from bottom cover pastedown. Wear to the corners, spine ends, front joint torn near the head of the spine, hinges are weak. In good condition. (Not held at UMDCP).
Double frontispiece, [19p], illustrations. 28 cm. Tied gold cord brown card with titling in gilt on the front cover. Former historical society copy with label on the front cover, label removed from the front cover, bookplate on the verso of the front cover, ink stamp on the last page. Edges chipped, corners bumped, torn. In good condition.
[Baltimore: The Sun, 1910. [12p]. 25 cm. Bound in pebbled red cloth cover over tied red ribbon with titling in gilt on the front cover; white silk pastedowns; Strathmore deckled edge paper; type set up like a newspaper column; printed one side only. Form historical society coy with bookplate on the front cover pastedown, ink stamp on the bottom edge of the last page. Endpapers slightly offset from pastedowns; one corner slightly bumped. In very good condition.
[Baltimore]: The Peabody Institute, 1957. Frontispiece, 27p, plates. 19 cm. Stapled brown card with titling on the front cover. Former library copy with labels on the front cover. In very good condition.
Baltimore: O'Donovan Brothers, . Frontispiece, 301p, plates. 20 cm. Bound in red cloth with gilt titling. Former historical society copy. Slightly soiled. In very good condition. Not held at UMD College Park.
Boston: Joseph Knight Company, 1894. Frontispiece portrait, 437p, plates. 14 cm. Half white cloth decorated gilt flowers in red and the title on the front cover framed by red gilt flowers, titling in gilt on the spine; green cloth half. Former historical society copy with bookplate. Corners bumped, skinned, edges faded, cloth on bottom cover faded. In better than good condition.
[Baltimore: For the author by the Waverly Press], 1946. 107p, 19 cm. Maroon cloth with titling in gilt on the spine; dust jacket. Short tears in the jacket edges, soiled, corners chipped; light margin pencil marks on several pages. A fine copy in a good jacket.
Baltimore: Horn-Shafer Company, . 60p, illustrations, map. 27 cm. Tied card covers with illustrations on the front cover in red and green, one embossed, titling in red, illustration on the bottom cover. Includes the program for the centennial celebration. "A Baltimore Production: Designed and printed by the Horn-Shafer Company; Engravings by Alpha Photo-engraving Co.; Engravings and color plates by Clarkson Photo-engraving Co.; Printed on Warren's Sepia Cameo Plate, sold by Smith, Dixon Company; Inks used, Sinclair & Valentine Co., Baltimore Branch. Slightly soiled, short tears in the edges, one corner chipped. In very good condition.
[Baltimore: A. Hoen & Co., 1898?].  p, 42 plates (1 fold.) 23 cm. Green cloth covers with gilt titling. Multi-panel fold-out is complete. Minor edge wear, fading, narrow damp stain along the front cover fore edge. In better than good condition.
Baltimore: Press of the Friedenwald Co., 1895. 76p, illustrations, ads. 22 cm. Maroon cloth covers with titling in gilt on the front cover. Full page illustrations of Baltimore architecture and monuments, descriptive informaton too. "Merchants Business Manufacturers Corporations I Will Be Your Directory" [from the front cover] Edges faded, covers stained, gilt faded, notes on front free endpaper. In good condition. (Not held at UMDCP).
Washington DC: [The Convention] Davis and Force Printers, 1822]. [Lacking the title page], 46p, errata, 21 cm. Removed. Last few pages dog-eared. Corners rounded. Slightly soiled. Spotting on first page. A fair copy. (2 copies found).
Annapolis: Printed by J. Green, 1817. 18p. 21 cm. Removed. Disbound. Edges chipped. A fair copy. (No copies found).
Annapolis: Printed by Jonas Green, 1819. 22p, . 21 cm. Removed. Foxing. Spotting on bottom cover. In good condition.
New York: Charles E. Lauriat, 191? Frontispiece with tipped in illustration, 132p. 18 cm. Illustrated paper cover by M. L. Harry over card wrapper. Text surrounded by decorative border. Edges chipped, minor wear to the spine ends. In very good condition. [Podeschi B132] Uncommon.
Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1920. ix, frontispiece, 166p, illustrations. 17 cm. Bound in maroon cloth with decorations and titling in gilt and blind; all edges gilt. Spine tilting almost faded, wear to the spine ends, corners slightly bruised, spot on front cover. In very good condition. With the introduction by A. Edward Newton. A reproduction of the first edition published in 1843 of which 6,000 copies were printed and sold out the first day. [Podeschi B138].
Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1920. ix, frontispiece, 166p, illustrations. 17 cm. Bound in maroon cloth with decorations and titling in gilt and blind; all edges gilt. Spine tilting faded, minor wear to the spine ends, one corner slightly bumped; neat gift inscription on the front free endpaper. In very good condition. With the introduction by A. Edward Newton. A reproduction of the first edition published in 1843 of which 6,000 copies were printed and sold out the first day. [Podeschi B138].
Carmel Valley, CA: Express Press Ltd., 1987. Frontispiece, 386p, illustrations, bibliography. 29 x 42 cm. Red cloth covers with gilt titling; dust jacket. Presentation copy signed by Robert Darwin on the front free endpaper, also signed on the title page. Minor rubbing of jacket; very slightly bowed. In near fine condition.
April, 1907. Frontispiece, 79p, illustrations. 23 cm. Blue cloth in gilt. Former library copy, slightly soiled. In very good condition.
New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1891. Frontispiece, 433p; separate title page, 522p, index, 4p ads. 23 cm. Bound in maroon cloth with titling in black on the front cover, in gilt on the spine. Corners bumped, minor wear to the spine ends. In very good condition.
New York: Published by Henry Bill. Sold only to subscribers, 1863, 1866. Volume one: Frontispiece portrait of Lincoln, 507p, illustrations, plates, portraits, maps, index; volume two: frontispiece portrait of Grant, 629p, illustrations, plates, group portraits, maps, index, 4p ads. 25 cm. Bound in uniform brown morocco with blind stamped decorative panels on the covers, titling in gilt on the spine, all edges marbled; marbled endpapers. Edges of volume one rubbed, covers slightly rubbed, corners bumped, skinned; slightly foxed frontispiece, with offset on title page; volume two: front cover joint torn starting at the headcap for about two inches, edges and covers rubbed, more so than volume one, spine slightly faded, corners bumped, skinned, second flyleaf folded at fore edge, frontispiece slightly foxed, tissue guard too, offset on second flyleaf and title page, several pages with pieces of bottom edge, and corners torn away, but with no impact. Still, in better than good condition.
Camden: Thomas Nelson, 1967. 127p, bibliography. 20 cm. Green cloth with red titling; dust jacket. In fine condition.
New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1930, 1932. Vol. 1: frontispiece, 494p, plates; Vol. 2: frontispiece, 495-931p, plates; Vol. 3: frontispiece, 364p, plates; Vol. 4: frontispiece, 365-823p plates, index; Vol. 5: frontispiece, 825-1270p, plates, index. 27 cm. Faux black morocco and green cloth; titling in gilt on the spine; speckled edges. Some pages toned; few corners bumped, bruised; short portion of one fore edge skinned; volume one with Claggett's bookplate, newspaper clippings pasted to the front cover pastedown and front free endpaper, shows more wear than the other volumes. Overall, in very good condition.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. 409p, illustrations. 24 cm. Black cloth with Wyeth illustration on the front cover, title in gilt on the spine. Corners lightly bumped; jacket with short tears, chipping and some loss, separated at gutter. A near fine copy in a good jacket.