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Nick of the Woods or, The Jibbenainosay. A Tale of Kentucky

By: Bird, Robert Montgomery

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Redfield: 1853

Edition: New and Revised; First Printing

Seller ID: 8928


Dark green boards with gilt tiles and decorations on spine. Edge and corner wear with boards just showing on corners. Light wear on covers. One signature slightly pulled, and third front free endpaper missing top inch (probably where a name was torn off) . Some ownership names on endpapers. Binding is square and secure with no parting or tears. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 391 pages; This is the New Edition, Revised by Author. This novel of old Kent... View more info

Night Comes to the Cumberlands

By: Caudill, Harry M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York City , Little, Brown And Company : 1963

Edition: Unknown; unknown

Seller ID: 6153


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 394 pages; Classic work on poverty in eastern Kentucky. View more info

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Historic Kentucky Highways

By: Commonwealth Of Kentucky

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Frankfort, Commonwealth of Kentucky Division of Publicity: 1950

Seller ID: 8708


Pictorial wraps with very light edge and corner wear. Some light waviness. ; Color and B&W Photographs, Maps; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 56 pages; This is a very nice Kentucky tourism booklet published during the Administration of Lawrence W. Wetherby which dates it to the early 1950's. The booklet is organized by major routes in Kentucky. Two or more pages are devoted to each route and includes a map, photos, and text detailing each important stop. Very nice and... View more info

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The View from Plum Lick

By: Dick, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Paris, KY, Plum Lick Publishing: 1992

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13817


Book is near fine except for a small crease at bottom right has affected about 50 pages. More a curve than a crease and not particularly noticeable. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 227 pages; Signed by Dick on title page. Dick was a longtime reporter for CBS news who retired back to his native Kentucky. This book is filled with news and essays from his return home. ; Signed by Author View more info

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A Knight of the Cumberland

By: Fox, John, Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1906

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9954


Red covers with gilt titles and black decoration. Two small discolored or scuffed areas on the front, light edge and corner wear with minor damage at top and bottom of spine. Book is square. There are not tears or parting but binding is a little loose. Ffep is slightly pulled, but I cannot tell why. ; Color Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 158 pages View more info

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The Heart of the Hills

By: Fox, John, Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1913

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11563


Faded, red cloth with gilt titles. Some edge corner and surface wear but still square and securely bound. See scan . This is a very nice reading copy and will not look bad on the shelf. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 396 pages; One of Fox'x novels of old Kentucky. View more info

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The Age of Miracles Stories

By: Gilchrist, Ellen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York City, Little Brown and Company: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 7816


Book and jacket have only very light wear. Some very small spots on front foredge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 260 pages; Second collection of short stories by Gilchrist. View more info

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The Caves Beyond: The Story of the Floyd Collins' Crystal Cave Exploration

By: Lawrence, Joe, Jr. and Roger W. Rucker

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13502


Green cloth with black titles and black map of cave. Some edge and corner wear along with scuffing or insect damage along the front spine edge -- see scan. Some damage at spine ends. Still square with a secure binding. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 283 pages; Floyd Collins died in a famous incident in 1925 while he was exploring a cave on his property in Kentucky. Later the cave was explored by a scientific expedition sponsored by the National Speleologica... View more info

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With a Hammer for My Heart

By: Lyon, George Ella

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, DK Publishing, Inc.: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8917


Dark blue board with a gray blue backstrap with yellow titles on spine. Book has only very light wear. Jacket has illustration by Georgia folk artist, Howard Finster. Jacket has some edge and corner wear. Book is square and securely bound. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 213 pages; Appalachian novel by Kentucky-born author. View more info

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A History of Muhlenberg County

By: Rothert, Otto A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Louisville, Standard Printing Company: 1964

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 8780


Minor corner bumps, edge wear and aging. Square and securely bound. Former owner's name and address on ffep. Attractive, solid copy. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 496 pages; This is the 1964 reprint of the rare 1913 first edition. This reprint edition was very well done and is somewht scarce itself. Indexed. View more info

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Josephine Clay: Pioneer Horsewoman of the Bluegrass

By: Simpson, Henry Clay, Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Prospect, Harmony House Publishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14673


Book has only very light shelf wear and a tiny stain on front foredge. Signed by author, without inscription, on the title page. Josephine Clay wa the first female to become involved with thoroughbred horses and racing in Kentucky. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 131 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Pioneers of the Old Southwest

By: Skinner, Constance Lindsay

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1919

Edition: Textbook Edition

Seller ID: 8874


Beige boards with black titles. This copy is almost NF except for a very light rectangular area on the back where a call number sticker was removed and a pasted down library-type card on the rear free endpaper. This very light stain and the card are the only indications that the book has been in a library -- no call numbers, stamps or card pockets. Square and securely bound. Very light wear. ; The Chronicles of America Series; Vol. 18; Map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304... View more info

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The Thread That Runs so True

By: Stuart, Jesse

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1958

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8295


Book has very light stain to upper right corner and light, overall aging. Jacket has edge and corner wear with a small chip, upper left (see scan) and a very small scuff on rear. Otherwise, quite attractive DJ. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 293 pages; 1958 edition of Stuart's classic memoir. Boldly inscribed, signed and dated (1962) on ffep. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Meet Me in the Green Glen

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1971

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6526


Book has light edge and corner wear along with light, general aging. Jacket has some chips and tears with a couple of small holes on the back near the spine edge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 376 pages; Novel of loneliness and isolation. View more info

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Robert Penn Warren Talking Interviews 1950-1978

By: Watkins, Floyd C. and John T. Hiers

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8276


Both book and jacket have only very light shelfwear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; Collection of interviews with some commentary by well-known Emory Professor Watkins, who himself graduated from Vanderbilt and was connected with the Agrarian movement. This copy is signed by Watkins on the ffep and presented to an Emory Lamplighter. The Lamplighters are an important donor group for Emory. Presentation label on front pastedown. ; Signed by Editor View more info

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Educational Opportunities in the Appalachian Mountains

By: Weatherford, W. D. (ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berea, Berea College: 1955

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8931


Blue cover with gilt lettering on front and spine. Light edge and corner wear. Square and securely bound. Some toning or foxing on endpapers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 94 pages; Essays on various colleges in the Appalachian Mountains, includinig Berea in Kentucky, Berry in Georgia, Lincloln Memorial and Maryville in Tennessee, and Salem in West Virginia, along with several Junior Colleges. View more info