New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1999. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 320 pages. This long-awaited biography brings to life the remarkable printer, politician and sage, Everett Johnson. Inspired by the work of Elbert Hubbard's Roycrofters, Johnson established the indomitable Press of Kells in Newark, Delaware. The fortress-like stone building that became home to the "Newark Post" still stands, and as of 1999, this lively paper celebrates its 90th year. For the next generation, through his... READ MORE about PRESS, POLITICS & PERSEVERANCE, EVERETT C. JOHNSON AND THE PRESS OF KELLS
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N.P. (The Peninsula Conference, United Methodist Church, 1984). 4to. stiff paper wrappers, plastic spiral bound. (ii), iv, 98 pages. First edition. Illustrated. Signed by both authors on the title page. Covers show some age darkening. READ MORE about NEW LIGHT ON OLD BARRATT'S, A HISTORY OF BARRATT'S CHAPEL
N.P. (The Peninsula Conference, United Methodist Church, 1986). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), iv, 98 pages. B3. First edition, second printing. Illustrated. READ MORE about NEW LIGHT ON OLD BARRATT'S, A HISTORY OF BARRATT'S CHAPEL
Wilmington: The Historical Society of Delaware, 1911. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. iii, 62 pages. B1-4096. Papers of the Society no.LVII. With numerous illustrations including one in color. Wrappers chipped around edges with small pieces missing. Spot on front cover where label was removed. READ MORE about BARRATT'S CHAPEL AND METHODISM
Wilmington, DE: Delaware Art Museum, 2010. 4to. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, marbled label on front cover. (16) pages. Limited to 200 numbered copies. This copy out of series. Statement by Director Danielle Rice, note on Baskin by donor Alfred Appel, Jr. An exhibition catalogue printed at Lead Graffiti, Newark, Delaware, for the Delaware Art Museum to celebrate the donation of about 50 works by Baskin to the museum. Illustrations. READ MORE about LEONARD BASKIN: ART FROM THE GIFT OF ALFRED APPEL, JR
Wilmington, DE: Cedar Tree Books, 2010. 8vo. paper wrappers. 105 pages. America's Pastime in the First State is a photographic essay of Delaware's Little League baseball teams and the fields on which they play. Author Paul Bauernschmidt, who himself was a Little League ballplayer in his youth, toured all three counties of Delaware during the spring and summer of 2008. From New Castle County, through Kent and onto Sussex he has collected views of every... READ MORE about AMERICA'S PASTIME IN THE FIRST STATE: LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL IN DELAWARE
(Wilmington: Cedar Tree Books, 2007). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. x, 149+(1) pages. First edition. Illustrated in black and white. READ MORE about A HISTORY OF DELAWARE'S PARKS AND GARDENS IN PHOTOGRAPHS OLD AND NEW
(Charlestown, SC): Arcadia Publishing, (2014). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 127+(1) pages. First edition. Part of the Images of America Series issued by this publisher. Some text and many reproductions of images from photographs and postcards. "Along Delawares Old Post Road: From Claymont to Iron Hill snakes through the Colonial towns of Claymont, Wilmington, Newport, Stanton, Christiana, and the Pencader Hundred portion of northern Delaware. This 13-mile route has different names, from Philadelphia Pike to Maryland... READ MORE about ALONG DELAWARE'S OLD POST ROAD, FROM CLAYMONT TO IRON HILL
Wilmington: The Historical Society of Delaware, 1901. 8vo. paper wrappers. 44 pages. B1-881. Papers of the Society XXXI. Reprint of the letters from Bayard to Caesar Augustus Rodney. Bayard wrote these letters while in the House, Senate and diplomatic missions abroad. Illustrated. Chipped around edges with small pieces missing. READ MORE about LETTERS OF JAMES ASHETON BAYARD, 1802-1814
Washington: GPO, 1875. small 8vo. self paper wrappers, stitched. 43 pages. Speech given in the Senate by Delaware's Senator on Saturday, March 20, 1875. Cover foxed. Vertical fold in center of pamphlet. READ MORE about AGAINST EXECUTIVE INTERFERENCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF LOU ISIANA
Dover: (Delaware State Portrait Commission), 1950. 8vo. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. Biography sketches of both Bayard and the artist, Burdette. READ MORE about PRESENTATION OF THE PORTRAIT OF HON. THOMAS F. BAYARD BY HATTIE E. BURDETTE
Washington: n.p., 1878. small 8vo. self paper wrappers. 16 pages. Two horizontal folds in pamphlet. READ MORE about IN OPPOSITION TO SUBSIDIES. SPEECH OF HON. THOMAS FRANCIS BAYARD, OF DELAWARE, IN THE SENATE OF...
N.P. n.p., (1979). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 109 pages. See B2-94. Third, revised, edition. Illustrated history. Printed by Dover Graphic Associates. Signed by the author on the title page. With a small mounted label stating that this book was sent as a gift. READ MORE about THE CAPE HENLOPEN LIGHTHOUSE AND DELAWARE BRAKWATER
Dover: Henlopen Publishing Co., 1970. tall 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (iv), 92 pages. B2-94. First edition, numbered and signed by the author. Illustrated history. Jacket is chipped with small pieces missing along edges and abrased parts. Some foxing. READ MORE about CAPE HENLOPEN LIGHTHOUSE
Table Decoration and Desserts in America, 1650-1900
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, (1983). large 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 340 pages. Table Decoration and Desserts in America, 1650-1900. First edition. A Winterthur Book. What did people eat, drink and especially have for dessert ? How was the table set? What was the function of those, now mysterious, utensils and serving pieces? Louise Conway Belden was the curator of the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum. Signed and dated by the author on... READ MORE about THE FESTIVE TRADITION
Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Library, 1956. 8vo. cloth-backed marbled paper covered boards, paper cover label. (ii), 26, (4) pages. B1-4552. Printed at the Anthoensen Press. READ MORE about WALDRON PHOENIX BELKNAP, JR. WHOSE IDEALS OF SCHOLARSHIP ARE PERPETUATED IN THE BELKNAP PRESS AT...
Introduction and Text by Joseph L. Copeland.
Wilmington: Historical Press, Inc., (1932). 4to. cloth. 213 pages. Introduction and Text by Joseph L. Copeland. B1-4475. First edition, limited to 1200 numbered copies. Introduction and text by Joseph L. Copeland. A study of the architecture of Delaware between 1640 and 1840. With photographs and detailed drawings of individual buildings. Chipped at head of spine. Back cover spotted. READ MORE about EARLY ARCHITECTURE OF DELAWARE
Introduction and Text by Joseph L. Copeland.
New York: Bonanza Books, n.d. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 213 pages. Introduction and Text by Joseph L. Copeland. SEE B1-4475. Reprint of the first edition of 1932. Introduction and Text by Joseph L. Copeland. A study of the architecture of Delaware between 1640 and 1840. With photographs and detailed drawings of individual buildings. Jacket is tape repaired and chipped. READ MORE about EARLY ARCHITECTURE OF DELAWARE
Introduction and Text by Joseph L. Copeland.
Wilmington: Historical Press Inc. and New York: Carl T. Waugh & Co., (1932). 4to. rebound in cloth. 213 pages. Introduction and Text by Joseph L. Copeland. B1-4475. First edition, limited to 1200 numbered copies. With illustrations by Brandt H. Alexander in color to accompany the many photographs and architectural drawings. Full color reproduction of Stanley Arthurs' painting of Old Swedes Church as frontispiece. Covers the period 1660 to 1840. Lettering on spine faded. Lacks dust jacket. READ MORE about EARLY ARCHITECTURE OF DELAWARE
N.P. Privately printed, n.d. 8vo. cloth-backed boards, top edge gilt, dust jacket. (xii), 176 pages. B1-4692. Well printed with decorations in green ink by Star Publishing Co. of Wilmington. Presentation "To Mr. & Mrs H.W. Cullen, most respectfully yours, Alden R. Benson, Dover, Del. October, 9th, 1924". Spotting of endpapers and pastedowns and boards. READ MORE about LOTUS LILIES
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. 7 x 10 inches. paperback. 240 pages. New Castle, Delaware: A Walk Through Time traces the evolution of one town from its seventeenth-century settlement to the leafy, beautiful, and well-preserved small city of today. The historic arc begins in the conflicts of European exploration and colony building that pitted the Netherlands against Sweden and then Great Britain. New Castle slowly developed under the flags of those three countries... READ MORE about NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE: A WALK THROUGH TIME
Photography by Mike Biggs. Designed by Bernard Ben Pearce.
Wilmington: The Jared Company, (1991). square small 4to. boards, dust jacket. (viii), 136 pages. Photography by Mike Biggs. Designed by Bernard Ben Pearce. First edition. Short notes by Dennis E. Greenhouse and Daniel S. Frawley. Filled with photographs in color. Inscribed by Benson on the title page. READ MORE about WILMINGTON, THE CITY AND BEYOND