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    Plow-Horse Cavalry by Robert S. Weddle

    First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 210 pp.incl.index; HB quarter-bound grey & maroon w/gilt lettering. Map endpapers w/clean, tight pages. Slipcase grey cloth w/no title; Signed, slip-cased, limited edition; #192 of 200. certified copies. photos throughout. Signed by Author. Story of the Confederate Soldiers from east Texas.


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    The wheel of servitude; black forced labor after slavery by Novak, Daniel A

    Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1978. Hardcover. xvii, 126p., bit soiled dj. Foreword by Bayard Rustin.


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    Journey to Pleasant Hill, Vol I and Vol II by Norman D. Brown, Editor

    First Edition Maroon Half-Leather. #411 of 500 copies. This is Illustrated by John Groth. This limited editon in two volumes, is in a beautiful slip cased, with red leather spines and buckram covered boards. Paper labels on spines and front boards. Volume one is signed by the editor, the illustrator and by O. Scott Petty, the author's Grandson, who wrote the introduction.


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    Billy the Kid by Jon Tuska

    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983. Hardcover (green cloth). No dust jacket. First Edition. Biography and bibliography. Popular Culture Bio-Biographies. No markings in text. 35 pp., photos, index.


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    Mary Barker Hinshaw, Quaker : A Story of Carolina Friends in Civil War Times by Hinshaw, Seth B

    Friends United Press, 1982. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. Seth B. Hinshaw, Mary Barker Hinshaw, Quaker: A Story of Carolina Friends in Civil War Times, Friends United Press, 1982, First Printing. Textured cream paper covers with cameo portrait on front, 8vo, xii, 176 pp with notes, bw photos, handwritten family tree [by Mary Edith Hinshaw]. Very Good: corner bumped, light scuffing, po sticker on rear fep, no markings.


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    A Sermon, Preached November 26, 1829 by Choules, J. O

    Providence, RI: H.H. Brown, 1830. Wraps. Cream wraps. Very good. 27 pages. 22 x 13.5 cm. A thorough historical narration of the Second Baptist Church, by Reverend John O. Choules, in Newport, at the Second Baptist Church beginning with the secession from Dr. Clark's church in Providence 1656 to 1829. In December 1829, the church Deacons voted to thank Reverend Choules and request a copy for press, of the sermon, preached on Thanksgiving day. Discernible fold at center, covers stained, interior foxed. Closed tear to head and tail of spine, holding well with sting binding intact. 4 to 5 corners folded 1 to 2 cm., not affecting text.


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    Notes on the progress of the colored people of Maryland since the war; a supplement toe The Negro in Maryland: a Study of the Institution of Slavery by Brackett, Jeffrey R

    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1890. 96p. + ads, front wrap slightly creased, spine beginning to split. Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, eighth series, VII-VIII-IX.


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    HISTORY OF MORGAN'S CAVALRY by Duke, Basil W

    Cincinnati: Miami Printing & Publishing Co.. Very Good. 1867. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean blue buckram cloth with gilt title on spine. Portrait frontispiece. Illustrated with maps. The author was a Confederate general officer during the American Civil War. His most noted service in the war was as second-in-command for his brother-in-law John Hunt Morgan. Duke's lasting impact was as a historian and communicator of the Confederate experience. First 3 pages lightly foxed. Narrow bottom margin stain on last few pages, not affecting text. Prior owners ink stamp of "Essex Troop" Cavalry Library on front & rear end papers. Civil War, Confederacy, Kentucky. ; Map Illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 578 pages .


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    BROOKS AND BAXTER WAR; A HISTORY OF THE RECONSTRUCTION PERIOD IN ARKANSAS by Harrell, John M

    St. Louis: Slawson Printing Co.. Good. 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. X-Library, J. Howard Frank Historical Library, two labels on title page & page 51. Original black pebble cloth has slightly faded gilt title on spine. Light cover wear with rubbed spine ends. Text's interior is tight, clean & intact. Line drawing illustrations. Page edges slightly age toned. Interior hinges re-glued with covers firmly attached. Civil War, South , Reconstruction Period in Arkansas ; Ex-Library; Line Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 276 pages .


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    Buried in the bitter waters; the hidden history of racial cleansing in America by Jaspin, Elliot

    New York: Basic Books, 2007. vii, 341p., first printing, dj.


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    Conservative Ordeal: Northern Democrats and Reconstruction, 1865-1868 by Gambill, Edward L

    Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.: The Iowa State University Press, 1981. Hardcover in very good condition; the jacket (in good condition) is lightly marked, sunned and worn with one or two nicks to the edges. Printing error on the jacket front and spine - title states 1869 instead of 1868. Minor marks, bumps and wear to the hardcover edges. Pages are clean and sound; text is clear. CM. Hardcover. Very Good. Used.


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    A Resume of the Services of the 128th Regiment New York Volunteers, from Sept. 4, '62 to Jan. 1, '64 : with a List of Losses by [Civil War; New York]

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Printed At the Gazette and Comet Book and Job Office, 1864. Wraps. Very good condition. A Southern imprint recording the Civil War service of a New York volunteer regiment from Dutchess and Columbia counties, which was mustered for 3 years service in September of 1862, departing the Hudson River town of Hudson NY on the steamer 'Oregon'. Company H consisted of men from Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park and Beekman. The 128th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, nicknamed Old Steady, was first attached to the defenses of Washington DC; then moved to New Orleans, taking part in the siege of Port Hudson, and then proceeded to Baton Rouge. They fought at Monett's Ferry, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek. They mustered out in July of 1865 at Savannah. 8vo, 15pp. Printed pink paper wrappers, with the seal of the 128th at the front wrapper. Tide mark in upper right corner, wrappers somewhat dusty. OCLC: 21738894 (2 copies), Brown University, and the Historic New Orleans Collection.


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    Whaling Will Never Do For Me: The American Whaleman in the Nineteenth Century by Busch, Briton Cooper

    Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 1994. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Cloth Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine/Near Fine. 265 pages with a Bibliography, a General Index, and an Index of Whaleships. Map on front endpapers.


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    Season of Fire: The Confederate Strike on Washington by Judge, Joseph

    Berryville, VA: Rockbridge Publishing Company, 1994. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 300 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Very clean inside and out. Buff fabric covered with gilt title on spine. From the back cover: "Season of Fire is the most complete and dramatic study to date of Early's invasion of the north and battle of Monocacy--an engagement that may well have saved the Nation's Capitol from capture." Record # 30397


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    Bricks without straw by Tourgee, Albion W

    New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, 1880. Hardcover. 521p. + 4p. ads, spine ends slightly worn. Boards somewhat soiled. Novel of the South set late in the Civil War, with considerable focus on race relations.


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    REPORTS OF THE NAVAL ENGAGEMENTS ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, RESULTING IN THE CAPTURE OF FORTS JACKSON AND ST. PHILIP AND THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE REBEL NAVAL FLOTILLA by Wells, Gideon (Secretary Of The Navy)

    Washington: Government Printing Office. Good+. 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. Original clean brown embossed cloth. Interior of text is tight and intact with slightly age toned pages. Cover & gilt title lightly faded. The first few pages have a damp stain on lower corner. 3- fold out maps and 2- color lithographic plates of the ironclad. Military, Civil War ; Maps & Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 107 pages .


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    Recollections of Mexico by Waddy Thompson, Esq

    1847, Second Edition. An interesting account of Mexico by Waddy Thompson (1798-1868), who served as the U.S. Minister there for two years, 1842-1844, and who reached several important agreements with the Mexicans, including one that would no longer exclude American immigrants from California. He writes about life and culture in Mexico, yellow fever, Santa Ana's career, the Alamo, Kendall's expedition and "Texian Conflicts," among other things.Slight rubbing along joints. Hinges tight. Widespread mild foxing, not interfering with legibility of text. Original blind-stamped green cloth, gilt lettering. Label from Social Library of the town of Wiscasset pasted inside front cover. Sabin 95537; Graff 4137.


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    Forty years of the public schools in Mississippi with special reference to the education of the Negro by Noble, Stuart Grayson

    New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 1918. Hardcover. iv, 142p., spine ends exhibit mild shelfwear, stamp on copyright page, first edition, study demonstrating that separate is not equal in Mississippi schools forty years after Reconstruction.


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    BILLY THE KID: A BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY. by TUSKA, JON

    Westport: Greenwood Press, [1983]., 1983. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Green cloth, xvi, 235 [2] pp., frontispiece, preface, appendices, index. Book provides much additional bibliographical information on Billy the Kid. Includes information on historical and fictional sources, Billy the Kid in film, the legends of the Kid, miscellaneous information, a chronology of events in the life of Billy the Kid, and much more. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.


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    Black, Red and Deadly: Black and Indian Gunfighters of the Indian Territory, 1870-1907 by Burton, Arthur T

    Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1991. 8vo size maroon clothbound hardcover; 304 pages including a section of black and white photographs in the back of the book. Black and white illustrated frontispiece of Lighthorse. Contents include: Dick Glass the Notorious Whiskey Runner Ned Christie: Las of the Cherokee Warriors Cherokee Bill: Toughest of Them All Henry Starr: Star Bandit Buss Luckey: Train Robber Rufus Buck Gang: Terror Unleashed Seminole Lighthorse: Wewoka Justice Grant Johnson: The Freedman Marshall Zeke Miller: Outstanding Legacy Appendix - Photo Section- Modern Day Lawmen Address label on fep; embossed stamp on fep and half title page; small tacky area on fep where sticker was removed. Thanks for shopping with us! 100% of your purchase benefits charity and supports literacy and lifelong learning.. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Building and Ruling the Republic with Lives of the Presidential Candidates by Boyd, James P

    Philadelphia, PA: J. C. McCurdy & Co., 1884. Hardcover. Fair/None. Brown cloth boards stamped with gilt and black decoration and black titling on front cover and spine, rubbed and stained, esp. on back. Extremities badly rubbed; spine ends frayed. Corners bumped. Hinge cracked at last page. That last page and rear end papers are chipped along edge. Owner's name and address in pencil on pastedown and decorative script inked on ffep, also in pencil on verso and pencil calculations on ffep and a fep; no marginalia or underlining. light foxing on title page and periodically throughout. Front hinge cracked and shaky. 8vo. BOOK INFO: Contents in four parts, I. Building: (Geographically, Politically, Industrially); II. Ruling: (Nationally, and By States Through Parties); III. Living Questions: (Civil Service Reform, Polygamy, Prohibition, Protection and Free Trade, Surplus Revenue); and IV. Lives of the Candidates: (For President and Vice-President, 1884). The Democratic side of the campaign is paginated separately as an additional 67 pp. of Part IV. With as engraving of the White House as frontispiece, protective tissue intact. B&W illustrations. U.S. History; American History; Campaign of 1884; James G. Blaine; John A. Logan; Hon. Stephen Grover Cleveland; Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks; U.S. Politics


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    Hill County (Texas) Trilogy by Harold B. Simpson

    Full Brown Leather Binding  with brown leather inside front and back covers. Gold gilt lettering on front and spine, 121 pp. Three essays on Hill County, Texas, dealing with its part in the Mexican War, the 1860 census, . The Fort Graham Affair, and the Confederate reunion grounds. many photos, index. Signed by author.


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    The Reviewers Reviewed ; A Supplement to the "War Between the States," Etc., with an Appendix in Review of "Reconstruction," So Called. by Alexander H. Stephens

    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. First printing. Hardcover. Fair. Alexander H. Stephens. The Reviewers Reviewed ; A Supplement to the "War Between the States," Etc., with an Appendix in Review of "Reconstruction," So Called. New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1872, First printing. Pebbled brown cloth hc with blind-stamped borders, light yellow endpapers, 274 pp with index [6 pp ads]. Fair/no DJ: covers bumped and worn with dampstaining to back, ex-library bookplate with minor markings, light foxing/soiling, rear pages creased.


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    Josiah Walls; Florida's Black Congressman of Reconstruction by Klingman, Peter D

    Gainsville: The University Presses of Florida, 1976. Hardcover. xi, 157p., dj. European American author.


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