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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.

Collected Stories of William Faulkner by William Faulkner

Random House, 1950. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Published in New York by Random House in 1950. First Printing stated on copyright page. First issue, blue on title page and top edge of pages, and "The" on the spine of the books. Book ve…

From Mobius Rare Books


Historical Collections of Virginia (Confederate States of America Association Copy) by Howe, Henry

Charleston, SC: Babcock & Co., 1845. SCARCE Confederate States of Americas Association Copy, bearing the small bookplate and 2 signatures of William Cabell Rives (May 4, 1793 - April 25, 1868), a member of the First Families of Virginia who served in …

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


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, ABAA


Vintage Journal of a Residence On a Georgian Plantation In 1838-39 by Frances Anne Kemble

binding intact. spine is damaged, pages look very good. See photos for specifics…

From Rhino Books


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…

From Old Saratoga Books


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


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


The Brotherhood of Thieves; Or, A True Picture of the American Church and Clergy: A Letter to Nathaniel Barney, of Nantucket. by Stephen Symonds Foster

Foster, Rev. Stephen Symonds (1809-1881) The Brotherhood of Thieves; Or, A True Picture of the American Church and Clergy: A Letter to Nathaniel Barney, of Nantucket. By Stephen S. Foster. Boston: Anti-Slavery Office, 25 Cornhill, [1843] 17 cm, 72 pages, …

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


The Wild Palms by FAULKNER, William

Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. First Printing in the first issue binding (per Ahearn) - in fine original publisher's beige cloth, with titling and rule stamped in green and gilt on spine and front panel; green topstain; with the original unclipp…

From Mobius Rare Books


Go Down Moses and Other Stories by FAULKNER, William

FIRST EDITION, FIRST TRADE ISSUE. Go Down Moses and Other Stories. William Faulkner (1897-1962). New York: Random House, 1942. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth with gilt-lettering, top edge stained red [first state binding]. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is ric…

From Mobius Rare Books


Memoir of Mrs. Anne R. Page by Andrews, Rev. C. W. ; [Charles Wesley Andrews]

Philadelphia: Herman Hooker. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and rounded, foxed, front and rear free endpapers removed.. 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Original brown blindstamped cloth titled in gilt on spine. Mezzotint frontispiece portrait of M…

From Old Saratoga Books


History of the Old Cheraws: Containing an Account of the Aboriginies of the Pedee, the First White Settlement, Their Subsequent Progress, Civil Changes, the Struggle of the Revolution, and Growth of the Country Afterward, ... from About A.D.1730 to 1810 by Gregg, Right Rev. Alexander

New York: Richardson and Company , 1867. In original plum embossed cloth binding with pale yellow end papers, gilt lettering at spine dulled yet legible. Very Good, spine a bit sunned, hinges open yet holding quite well, small tears to cloth at head of sp…

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


History of the United States - Four Volume Set by Rhodes, John Ford

These four volumes are bound in 3/4 leather (spines and cover corners) with marbled covers and endsheets.Volume One: 1850 - 1854Volume Two: 1854 - 1860Volume Three: 1860 - 1862Volume Four: 1862 - 1864All four volumes are in Very Good Condition.Volume Fou…

From Bookdog


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

Atlanta Georgia: Foote and Davies Company, 1907. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good+/None Present. 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. T…

From Books About The South


Rythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music of the American South by BOOTH, STANLEY; William Eggleston, Photography

London: Jonathan Cape, 1991. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine in original yellow boards and fine pictorial dust jacket.. Quarto. 7.25 x 9.5 in. 254 pp. Fully illustrated with color reproductions of photographs by Eggleston. Signed by Booth on the front…

From Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA


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