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A Parting Gift

By: Erickson, Ben

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books, 2000

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


Book and jacket have only light shelf wear and aging. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 274 pages; Signed, inscribed (To Eleanor) and dated (2000) on title page. Alabama author's first book. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs

By: Hooper, Johnson Jones

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press, 1993

Edition: First Edition Thus


The book appears to be unread but has a diagonal crease on the back front rear corner along with light soiling on bottom foredge. The spine is uncreased; The Library of Alabama Classics; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 201 pages; This is a softcover, facsimile edition of Hooper's classic of Old Southwest humor. The story of Simon Suggs, whose mother tells him, "It is good to be shifty in a new country, " is still funny today. There is a very informative ... View more info

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Alias Simon Suggs The Life and Times of Johnson Jones Hooper

By: Hoole, W. Stanley

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press, 1952

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


The book has only light wear and aging. The dustjacket has some corner and sedge wear with two very small chips. ; B&W Illustration of Hooper; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 283 pages; The only full biography of Johnson Jones Hooper, one of the old Southwest humorists from Alabama. Hooper and others of this group were influences on Twain. Simon Suggs was Hooper's most famous fictional character. View more info

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Betsy Hamilton Southern Character Sketches

By: Moore, Idora McClellan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Atlanta, The Dickert Company, 1921

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


Deep green boards with gilt titles. Some wear on edges and corners. The book had a long ago dampstain along the bottom edge that shows up on close inspection and has caused very slight bowing along that edge. Other wise this copy is square with a secure binding. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 204 pages; Character sketches by Moore using hers persona of Betsy Hamilton, a plain-spoken woman from the country. Signed on the ffep by Moore with "Betsy Ham... View more info

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Crawdad Hole

By: Babston, Ray

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Montgomery, Red Clay Press, 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Corners slightly bumped, DJ has slight loss of gloss. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; Based on the author's experiences on his father's farm during the Depression. Included is a page of music and lyrics for The Crawdad Song, stamped Not For Sale. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Drifting Sands of Party Politics

By: Underwood, Oscar W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Century Company, 1928

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Deep olive green covers with gilt titles. B ook is square and securely bound with almost no edge and corner wear. Some aging on foredges and former owner's name in ink on ffep. Very attractive copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 422 pages; Underwood was a one-time senator from Alabama View more info

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Gem and Mineral Localities of Southeastern United States

By: Willman, Leon D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lanniston, Higginbotham and Sawyer, Printers, 1963

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


White wraps with black titles. Perfect bound with punch holes (original) for putting book into a binder. Book is printed in an oblong orientation but with the spine on the vertical (see scan and note orientation of titles). There has been some water staining and some waviness on the back cover and a black streak on front. The water damage resulted from trying toipack the van after a book fair in pouring rain. Price has been reduced from 35 to 20. Square with secure bindi... View more info

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Hell At the Breech

By: Franklin, Tom

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins / Perennial, 2003

Edition: Uncorrected Proof


Book appears to be new and unread with some light shelf wear at some corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 318 pages; Uncorrected proof of Franklin's first novel. View more info

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Hillbilly Realist : Herman Clarence Nixon of Possum Trot

By: Shouse, Sarah Newman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press, 1986

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Book appears almost new and unread. Jacket has a sunned spine and an old, light crease on the front. Jacket has little wear otherwise. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 242 pages; Signed with inscription on ffep by "Clarence's boy," who, I think is probably Clarence Nixon's younger son. ; Signed by Associated View more info

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History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi from the Earliest Period

By: Pickett, Albert James

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Birmingham Book and Magazine Co, 1962

Edition: Reprint


Light general wear. Square with a secure binding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 685 pages; Reprint copy of Pickett's famous history, which deals with Georgia as well. View more info

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History of Alabama And Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi from the Earliest Period

By: Pickett, Albert James

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Birmingham Book and Magazine Co., 1962

Edition: Reprint


Light green covers with very light edge and corner wear. Looks as if something has nibbled on top left corner. Book is squae and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 685 pages; This is a reprint of the 1851 edition. Important work on the early history of the deep South. Much about Indians, DeSoto, wars and more. View more info

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History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi from the Earliest Period

By: Pickett, Albert James

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Sheffield, AL, Robert C. Randolph, 1896

Edition: Reprint


Worn boards and spine, Tear at head of spine, pages slightly toned, small tear on ffep. This book was in the Denver Public Library and is liberally marked with stamps, pocket, cards, date due slip, etc. Dewey Decimal # on spine. Hinges have been reinforced with cloth tape front and back; book is now square and binding, while somewhat loose. Has no parting or tears. ; Pickett's History was originally published in 1851, and the copyright renewed in 1873.; Ex-Library; B&W F... View more info

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Landmarks: a Pictorial History of Dekalb County, Alabama

By: Historical Committee Of Landmarks Of Dekalb County, Inc.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Fort Payne, Landmarks of Dekalb County, Inc., 1971

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Rust cloth with black titles and map of Dekalb County. Book is square and securely bound with only very light, general wear and aging. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 149 pages; Locally-published history of DeKalb County AL -- Fort Payne, Henegar, Valley Head, Mentone, Collinsville, Fyffe, Rainsville, Geraldine, Crossville, Sylvania, Ider, etc. View more info

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

By: Agee, James

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Southern Living Gallery, 1984

Edition: Southern Classics


Leather binding. Gilt edges. Special edition bookplate on front pastedownwith number and name of former owner. This special edition has only minor shelf wear. ; The Southern Classics Library; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 471 pages; 1960 reprint edition of the 1940 original. Includes the Walker Evans photographs. Sold ABE 1.19.13 View more info

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Letters from Alabama, (U. S. ) Chiefly Relating to Natural History : An Annotated Edition

By: Gosse, Philip Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press, 1993

Edition: Annotated Edition


Pictorial wraps with black titles. Light wear with diagonal crease on bottom right front corner. ; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 324 pages; Annotated reprint of pre-Civil War account of the people and natural history of Alabama by a distinguished British illustrator who chanced to find himself in rural Alabama before he achieved notoriety and fame. Very interesting book. View more info