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Northern Georgia Sketches

by HARBEN, WIll N [William Nathaniel]

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1900
Edition
First Edition
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$60.00

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Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Harben's sixth and best-remembered work, a collection of short stories set in the hill country of North Georgia. Harben, the son of a Georgia abolitionist and a great-nephew of Daniel Boone, wrote sympathetically (if paternalistically) of southern African-Americans, poor white farmers, and sharecroppers alike, drawing on his real-life experiences as a shopkeeper… Read more
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Conquest of a Valley [Signed]

by BRICE, Marshall Moore

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1965
Edition
First Edition
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$35.00

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Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Octavo (23.5cm); brick red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; x,184,[2]pp; illus. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. Ownership signature of Winchester, Virginia historian and educator Garland R. Quarles to front endpaper. Fine in a Very Good or better dustjacket, unclipped (priced… Read more
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Art in the American South: Works from the Ogden Collection

by DELEHANTY, Randolph

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1996
Edition
First Edition
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$45.00

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Baton Rouge & London: Louisiana State University Press, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing. Quarto (33.75cm); hunter green cloth and brown leatherette backstrip, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xii,292pp; illus. Tiny phone number at upper front endpaper, with three dog-eared pages smoothed-out; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped ($59.95), with light shelfwear overall; Very… Read more
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A True Likeness: The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts, 1920-1936

by ROBERTS, Richard Samuel; Thomas L. Johnson & Phillip C. Dunn, eds

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Published
1986
Edition
Second Printing
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$75.00

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Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark, 1986. Second Printing. Hardcover. Quarto (31cm x 26cm). Maroon cloth boards (hardcover) with titling embossed in gold on spine; pictorial dustjacket; [6], 202pp; photographic illus. Near Fine copy; very slight shelf wear to bottom corners; else new. Very Good dustwrapper; small tear to top front panel; light shelf wear to extremities. … Read more
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Charleston: Observer Office Press, 1829. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21cm); removed; 47pp. Some brief internal soil, minor wrinkling from handling, else Very Good and sound, errata slip tipped to p. 47. Installation sermon by the Pennsylvania-born pastor William Ashmead (1798-1829) who moved south after contracting tuberculosis, though he died before the end of his first year. An uncommon Charleston… Read more
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$125.00
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Letter to His Excellency Governor Manning on Public Instruction in South Carolina

by [THORNWELL, James H.]

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Published
1853
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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Columbia: R.W. Gibbes & Co, 1853. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); removed; 36pp. Signatures separated, the whole heavily foxed. Good only. Thornwell's "Letter to Governor Manning" "quieted the strong party in the state that was advocating sectarian education at the expense of secular instruction" (DAB). SABIN 95649.
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The Duty of the Free States, or Remarks Suggested by the Case of the Creole

by CHANNING, William E.

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Published
1842
Edition
First Edition
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$200.00

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Boston: William Crosby & Company, 1842. First Edition. Paperback. One in a series of anti-slavery publications by the Unitarian minister, this on the slave revolt aboard the brig Creole in 1841 on its way from Richmond to New Orleans. Following the revolt, during which only two were killed, one hundred and twenty-eight slaves were freed once the ship landed… Read more
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New-York: Whiting and Watson, 1812. First Edition. Paperback. Sermon delivered shortly after the Richmond theatre fire of December 26, 1811, which killed seventy-two, among these the governor of Virginia, the president of the Bank of Virginia, "and about FIFTY FEMALES, a large portion of whom were among the Ladies of the greatest conspicuity and fashion in the city" (p.… Read more
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$150.00
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Dolly Varden

by [BROADSIDE BALLAD] CAREY, Prof

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
n.d., ca. 1870s
Edition
First Edition
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$250.00

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[San Francisco]: Bruce's Print, n.d., ca. 1870s. First Edition. Reconstruction-era three verse ballad broadside addressed to Dolly Varden (not /the/ Dolly Varden of Charles Dickens' novel "Barnaby Rudge," though the name was hugely popular as a result of the work, and inspired a fashion craze and the name of a trout). The text makes mention of the 1872 Crédit… Read more
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Raleigh: Weston R. Gales, 1843. Second Edition. Paperback. This edition, published sixteen years following its first appearance in print, includes the text of a letter written by Chief Justice John Marshall (alluded to in the address on p. 11). Archibald D. Murphey (ca. 1777-1832) was a North Carolina state senator and education reformer who greatly contributed to the state's… Read more
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The Harp of a Thousand Strings, with an Autobiography of the Author, Jabez Flint

by BROWNE, Vandyke [pseud. William Penn Brannan]

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Published
1865
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$125.00

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New York: John C. Haney & Co, 1865. Paperback. Uncommon edition of this mock sermon on the life of "Jabez Flint, Hardshell Baptist," the text almost entirely in dialect. Author attributed to William Penn Brannan, who later claimed that the scene was set in "Waterproof, Louisiana," though no such place is mentioned in the text here (James L.W. West,… Read more
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Gathering Storm: A Story of the Black Belt

by [RADICAL & PROLETARIAN LITERATURE] PAGE, Myra (novel); PREVAL, Juanita (illustrations)

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Published
1932
Edition
First Edition
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$300.00

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New York: International Publishers, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Page's first novel, based on the Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia, North Carolina, emphasizing "the need for unity between black and white workers not only in organizing Southern textile mills but in their common struggle to overthrown capitalism. Tom Crenshaw, the white organizer of the book, works closely with Fred Morgan,… Read more
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$300.00
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Walnut Knob: A Story of Mountain Life and My Heritage in Song

by THOMAS, Max S.

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Published
1977
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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Radford, VA: Commonwealth Press, Inc, 1977. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm); natural paper wrappers with black lettering; x, 139pp. Wrappers and textblock toned and slightly soiled; reading wear, with light scratches and abrasions. Very Good and sound. Author Max S. Thomas blends "facts, a little fiction and history" into this interesting and scarce chronicle/songbook of life in the Walnut… Read more
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Georgie May

by [RADICAL, PROLETARIAN, & SOCIAL LITERATURE] BODENHEIM, Maxwell

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1928
Edition
First Edition
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$450.00

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New York: Boni & Liveright, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Hard-boiled novel by the sometime vagrant novelist Maxwell Bodenheim, following the fate of Georgie May, a "vicious, sullen cocotte" living in an unnamed city in Arkansas. The work was published on the heals of Bodenheim and Liveright's obscenity trial for the former's earlier novel "Replenishing Jessica" (1925), advertised on the… Read more
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Steropé: The Veiled Pleiad [Inscribed by Author]

by ACKLAN, William Hayes

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1892
Edition
First Edition
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$150.00

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Washington DC: Gibson Bros., Printers and Bookbinders, 1892. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm); medium green cloth, diaper-grain, spine title stamped in gilt; green patterned endpapers; 300pp. Cloth faded along upper margins, with surface wear and mild rubbing to extremities; soiling to rear panel, possible biopredation to front gutter. Light foxing intermittent throughout textblock; bindings slightly shaken; fore edge scratched, author… Read more
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Randolph-Macon College: A Southern History (1825-1967)

by SCANLON, James Edward

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Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983. First Edition. Thick octavo (23.5cm); black cloth, stamped in gilt, in black pictorial dustwrapper; photo-illustrated endpapers; xv, 480pp, frontispiece. Dustwrapper spine sunned (yellow text faded); shelf wear, bumps, and rubbing; some edge rolling, chips to upper extremities, including crown of spine. Textblock edges faintly foxed, else interiors clean. Very Good+ in Very… Read more
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Sonny's Father

by STUART, Ruth McEnery; [Jessie Willcox Smith (illus.)]

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Published
1910
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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New York: The Century Co, 1910. First Edition. Octavo (18cm); light green decorative cloth, stamped in black, dark green, and gilt; top edge gilt; 240pp, frontis., 10 plates. Boards moderately soiled and toned; mild edgewear and rubbing. Textblock shows reading wear, with light smudging throughout; dackled edges. Overall just about Very Good. Louisiana native Ruth McEnery Stuart, contemporary… Read more
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Storm Beach: A Novel of Charleston

by HERSCH, Virginia

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Published
1933
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1933. First Edition. Octavo (19cm); medium blue cloth, stamped in black, in red and black pictorial dustwrapper; grey endpapers; 4-275pp. Dustwrapper moderately soiled and toned; chips to extremities, including some small tears with material loss. Boards soiled along joints; textblock edges and pastedowns faintly foxed; else pages mostly clean and unmarked. A Very Good copy in… Read more
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Green Bondage

by OGILVIE, Frances

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1931
Edition
First Edition
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$250.00

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New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. First novel by this Kentucky author, a saga of Kentucky tobacco country with events inspired by the Black Patch Tobacco Wars of the early 1900's. Nobably uncommon, especially in dustwrapper. HANNA 2699. First Printing. Octavo (20cm); dark blue-green cloth, with titles stamped in light green on spine and front cover;… Read more
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Virginia, and Other Poems

by MARR, Fannie H[arrison]

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Lorne Bair Rare Books
Published
1881
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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Philadelphia: Sherman & Co., Printers, 1881. First Edition. Octavo (19cm); brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, beveled edges; brown endpapers; viii, 152pp. Boards bumped and rubbed along extremities; mild wear and soiling, scratches; label tipped to spine, partially torn. Textblock shows age-related toning, with light foxing, soiling, and creasing throughout; first several pages slightly loose. Overall Good+. … Read more
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