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Rare Antebellum South Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

The Antebellum South has an interesting and complex history, and there are many books that are sure to illuminate that part of the American story. If you are conducting research or are just passionate about the Antebellum South, be sure to look through the rare and antique books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

An Appeal to Christians, on the Subject of Slavery by Hersey, John

Baltimore: Armstrong & Plaskitt. Good with no dust jacket; Boards sunned, soiled and worn, top corner . missing from rear free endpaper, foxing throughout, musty.. 1833. Second Edition. Hardcover. 5.5 inches x 3.75 inches. Printed by J. W. Woods. Orig...

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A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, with Remarks on Their Economy by Olmsted, Fredrick Law

NY: Dix and Edwards. Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, library stamps, markings , and . de-accession information, pages rippled.. 1856. First Edition. Hardcover. Rebound in brown reinforced cloth. xv, 724pp + [1]pp appendix A + ivpp publisher'...

From Old Saratoga Books


Constitution of the State of Alabama: December 6, 1819

Washington, D.C.: Gales & Seaton, 1819. Near Fine. "Printed by order of the House of Representatives." 24 p.; 24 cm. Unopened and untrimmed. Disbound. The section on slaves provides that the state's General Assembly could not emanci...

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Sketches of North Carolina, Historical and Biographical Illustrative of the Principles of a Portion of Her Early Settlers by Rev. William Henry Foote

New York: Robert Carter , 1846. Handsomely bound in quarter red leather over maroon cloth boards, gilt title and 4 raised bands at spine, small label front paste down "S.C. Toof & Co., Printers, Lithographers, Binders, Memphis". Prior owner ...

From Dale Steffey Books



New York: American Anti-Slavery Society. Very Good. 1860. Softcovers. Original tan paper covers bound with twine. (iv) 5-144pp. Pages slightly age toned. Covers with a few edge chips. Antislavery Tracts, No. 4, new series. Page 23 has a small piece miss...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


The Cabin and Parlor; Or, Slaves and Masters By J. Thornton Randolph [pseud.] by Randolph, J. Thornton, pseud. Peterson, Charles J. (Jacobs), 1819-1887

Philadelphia, T. B. Peterson [©1852]. Hard Cover. 324 p., 12 p. of advertisements, front., plates; 20 cm. "Embellished with magnificent illustrations, from original designs by Stephens, engraved by Beeler." The Cabin and Parlor is an example of p...

From The Owl at the Bridge


Nullification And Secession in the United States (1897, Hardcover 1st Edition) by Powell, Edward

"Powell, Edward Payson. Nullification and Secession in the United States. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1897. QUITE RARE. NOT A REPRINT. NOT AN EXLIB. Please see our photos. USED. VG-/ No Dust Jacket. 461 pp. A study of secession and nullification moveme...

From Mary Riversong


The History and Antiquities of the City of St. Augustine, Florida. by FAIRBANKS, George R

Hardcover. First edition, octavo, pp. 200. Frontis view of Public Square, St. Augustine, and 6 other tissue-guarded plates. This copy presented by the author to Bishop Stephen Elliott, son of the famous naturalist, and the first bishop of the Protestant E...



Men and Things: Being Reminiscent, Biographical and Historical by Hiram P. Bell

Atlanta Georgia: Foote and Davies Company, 1907. VG+/0/1st ed. A very nice copy of Hiram P. Bell's autobiography. Dark green cloth covers with light shelf wear, bright gilt title on front panel. Title on spine still bright, name readable only. No brea...

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