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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THOMAS JEFFERSON

by Smucker, Samuel M[osheim]

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Published
1857
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First edition
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Philadelphia: J.W. Bradley, 1857. 12mo. 400 pages, plus engraved frontispiece portrait of Jefferson. 8-page publisher's catalog at rear. Original embossed red cloth with gilt lettering and emblem on the spine. 19.5 x 13.5 cm. Spine ends chipped to bands and with small chip (1 x 2 cm) chip at base of the spine, short tears to ends of… Read more
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LAW TALES FOR LAYMEN. [Spine and dust jacket title: "Law Tales for Laymen and Wayside Tales from Carolina."]

by Seawell, Joseph Lacy

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Published
1925
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First edition
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$115.00

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Raleigh, N.C.: Alfred Williams & Co., [printed by Bynum Printing Co.], 1925. 314 pages, plus six full-page photographic plates. The front free endpaper is printed with a copyright notice on the recto and prior appearance notice on verso. Original olive-green cloth with gilt spine lettering. 20 x 15 cm. There was a variant in blue cloth, priority unknown. A… Read more
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THE LIFE OF HENRY FIELDING; with Notices of His Writings, His Times, and His Contemporaries

by Lawrence, Frederick

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Published
1855
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First edition
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$75.00

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London: Arthur Hall, Virtue, & Co., 1855. viii, 384 pages. 19th century half calf and marbled paper-covered boards; spine with raised bands, leather labels, and gilt decorations; all edges marbled; marbled endpapers. 19 x 13 cm. Long tear to one page with old tissue repair (now tanned), affecting multiple letters with no loss of legibility;… Read more
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image of A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF SIDNEY LANIER ... An Address Delivered before The Georgia Historical Society, at Savannah on the 5th of December, 1887

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Savannah, Ga.: Printed for the [Georgia Historical] Society, [by] Townsend, Printer and Binder, 1888. 25 pages. Original printed pale green wraps with cover title reading: "Sidney Lanier." [24 cm.] Good plus. Tiny chips to spine ends, short closed tear and minor crease at base of front wrap. Front free endpaper has three very… Read more
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THE PERSONALITY OF EMERSON

by Sanborn, F[ranklin] B[enjamin]

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Published
1903
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First edition
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$70.00

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Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed, [printed by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Press], 1903. [6], 133, [2] pages, plus frontispiece portrait and four facsimile leaves reproducing two letters. Original quarter beige cloth and dark gray paper covered boards with printed paper spine label. [24.9 cm.] A good copy. Tiny chips to spine label, not affecting… Read more
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image of SIDNEY LANIER.  [Cover title.]  DELIVERED BEFORE THE KANSAS ACADEMY OF LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE AT ITS NINTH ANNUAL MEETING AT BAKER UNIVERSITY, BALDWIN, APRIL SEVENTH, MDCCCXCII.  [Title page.]  President's Address.  [Caption title, p. 3.]

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[Publisher unknown], 1892. Oblong pamphlet measuring 20 x 13 cm. 34 pages. Original beige coated-paper wraps with an alligator skin texture; gilt cover title; top edge gilt. Some faint soiling to wraps, leaves a little toned, still near fine. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED BY SIDNEY LANIER'S WIDOW, MARY DAY LANIER, at the head of the first page of text. There… Read more
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CORNELIUS HARNETT. AN ESSAY IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY

by Connor, R[obert] D[igges] W[imberly]

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Published
1909
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First edition
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$45.00

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Raleigh: Edwards & Broughton Print. Co., 1909. 209 pages. Original dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and rules on spine. [19.3 cm.] Near fine. Spine ends just a trifle rubbed. Light tanning to endpapers appears to have been caused by contact with dust jacket, but none is present. Neat name (J. Tolbert)… Read more
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ARTHUR DOBBS, ESQUIRE. 1689-1765. SURVEYOR-GENERAL OF IRELAND, PROSPECTOR AND GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA

by Clarke, Desmond

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Published
[1957]
Edition
First American edition
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$35.00

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Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, [printed by Hazell Watson and Viney, Aylesbury, U.K., 1957]. 232 pages, plus frontispiece. Original green cloth with gilt spine lettering. [22.1 cm.] Very good plus in good plus dust jacket. Bookplate on front pastedown, faint vertical crease to first few leaves, a little foxing to title. … Read more
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BRET HARTE

by Scharnhorst, Gary

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Published
[1992]
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First edition
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$20.00

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New York: Twayne Publishers, [1992]. xv, 151 pages. Original cloth. [22.2 cm.] Fine in fine dust jacket. FIRST EDITION. Review copy with slip laid-in.
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image of BRET HARTE'S CALIFORNIA.  LETTERS TO THE SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN AND CHRISTIAN REGISTER, 1866-67.  Edited and with an Introduction by Gary Scharnhorst

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Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, [1990]. vi, 170 pages; illustrated with a few photographs printed with the text. Original cloth. [23.4 cm.] Fine in fine dust jacket. FIRST EDITION.
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BRET HARTE, PRINCE AND PAUPER

by Nissen, Axel

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Published
[2000]
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First edition
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Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, [2000]. xxiii, 326 pages, plus four double-sided plates. Original quarter cloth and boards. [23.5 cm.] Fine in fine dust jacket. FIRST EDITION.
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BERNICE KELLY HARRIS: STORYTELLER OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

by Walser, Richard

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Published
1955
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First edition
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$25.00

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Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Library, 1955. 52, [1] pages. Original green cloth with gilt cover title. [23.4 cm.] Very good plus. Foxing to endpapers and a few minor traces internally. Bookplate on front pastedown. FIRST EDITION. Harris (1892-1973), a native of Wake County, North Carolina, and a graduate… Read more
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image of MEMOIRS OF COUNT GRAMMONT.  Edited, and with notes, by Sir Walter Scott.  With a Portrait of the Author and Thirty-Three Etchings by L. Boisson on India Paper from Original Compositions, by C. Delort

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London: John C. Nimmo, [printed by Ballantyne, Hanson, and Co., Edinburgh and London], 1889. 4to [28.4 cm]. xxxvii, [1], 396 pages, including half title. Complete with frontispiece portrait and 11 plates. The other etchings are vignettes appearing as chapter headpieces and tailpieces. Contemporary half dark blue morocco by Bumpus of Oxford Street (London), with… Read more
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BISHOP JOSEPH BLOUNT CHESHIRE. HIS LIFE AND WORK

by London, Lawrence Foushee

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Published
1941
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First edition
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$20.00

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Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1941. 140 pages, plus frontispiece and one double-sided plate. Original maroon cloth. [21.8 cm.] Very good in good plus dust jacket. Bookplate on front pastedown; light foxing to plates, facing pages, and endpapers. Some wear and rubbing to jacket with minor loss at ends of… Read more
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THE FAMILY AND EARLY LIFE OF STONEWALL JACKSON

by Cook, Roy Bird

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Published
1925
Edition
Second edition
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$30.00

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Richmond, Va.: Old Dominion Press, 1925. 109 pages, plus portrait frontispiece and 11 additional plates. Original red cloth stamped in gold. [23.4 cm.] Tasteful bookplate of Sondley Reference Library on front pastedown and embossed stamp on title and one other text leaf, but no other signs of institutional use. Else very good. Spine… Read more
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ZEIT UND WIRKLICHKEIT BEI THOMAS WOLFE

by Pfister, Karin

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Published
1954
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First edition
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Heidelberg: Carl Winter, Universitätsverlag, 1954. Issued as Anglistische Forschungen, Heft 89. 139 pages. Original printed wraps. [23.4 cm.] Very good plus. Several short creases at base of spine and several tiny nicks to fore-edge; apparently minor errors by the binder. A few minor traces of soil to wraps; trifling bump to lower corner… Read more
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JOSHUA WILLIAM CALDWELL. A MEMORIAL VOLUME. CONTAINING HIS BIOGRAPHY, WRITINGS AND ADDRESSES. Prepared and edited by a Committee of the Irving Club of Knoxville, Tennessee

by Caldwell, Joshua William; [Henry H. Ingersoll, et al., compilers; Maude Waddell, her copy]

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Published
[1909]
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First edition
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Nashville, Tenn.: Published for the Club by the Brandon Printing Co., [1909. Presumed date of publication; foreword dated Sept. 15, 1909.] 338 pages, plus portrait frontispiece. Original black cloth with black leather spine label, stamped in gold. [25 cm.] Ex-Sondley Reference Library with light internal markings and very faint impression of removed call number… Read more
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THOMAS WOLFE

by Brodin, Pierre

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Published
[1949]
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First edition
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$25.00

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Asheville, [N.C.]: The Stephens Press, [1949]. 41 pages. Original light green cloth, lettered in red. [17.4 cm.] Near fine. Hint of sun to spine, some very slight soiling to cloth, but a nice copy. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION AND FIRST PRINTING IN ENGLISH. A translation of an essay originally appearing in Brodin's… Read more
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STEVENSON AT SILVERADO

by Issler, Anne Roller

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Published
1939
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First edition
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$60.00

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Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1939. 247 pages, plus portrait frontispiece and a number of plates reproducing historic photographs. Original cloth. [23.5 cm.] A very good plus copy in about very good dust jacket. Book is slightly bumped on corners and shows some faint marginal foxing to plates and facing pages. Jacket is sunned… Read more
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THE VIRGINIA PLUTARCH ... Volume I: The Colonial and Revolutionary Eras. Volume II: The National Era.

by Bruce, Philip Alexander

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Published
1929
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First edition
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Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1929. Two volumes. xiv, 328 and x, 353 pages, plus frontispiece in each volume, folding map, and numerous plates, mostly portraits. Original cloth (dark blue on spines, tan with red stripe on covers), stamped in gilt on spines. Top edges stained red; fore and bottom edges untrimmed. … Read more
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