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Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery as Exhibited inthe Institution of Domestic Slavery

By: Smith, William A.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Nashville, Stevenson & Evans: 1856

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16693

Condition: Very Good-


Dark brown, blindstamped cloth with gilt titles on spine. Corners slightly turned but overall a still attractive copy. The interior has some foxing, particularly on the first twenty to thirty pages. A former owner's bookplate is on the front pastedown. Book is square and securely bound with no tears or parting. Overall, this copy is VG to VG-. This book is a defense of slavery by William A. Smith who was a Methodist Episcopal minister and President of Randolph Macon College in Virginia. Smith, who was a professor in Moral and Intellectual Philosophy argued that slavery was required by scriptur... View more info

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Anger At Innocence

By: Smith, William Gardner

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York City, Farrar Straus and Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6274

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Bumped corners, scuffed at head and foot of spine, some white mottling on boards interior slightly age-toned but tight and clean. DJ worn on edges and folds, several chips, especially at corners, age-toned. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages; Smith was one of the first African-American "social protest" novelists. View more info

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The Spectra Hoax

By: Smith, William Jay

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Middletown, Wesleyan University Press: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 10590

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Both book and jacket have light, general wear and aging. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 158 pages; Account of a poetic hoax, perpetrated by Witter Bynner and Arthur Davison Ficke. Wonder if anyone would notice today. View more info

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The Juvenile Definer :A Collection and Classification of Familiar Words and Names Correctly Spelled, Accented, and Defined

By: Smith, William W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, A. S. Barnes and Company: 1872

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 11127


Beige, pictorial covers with brown backstrip. Much of brown paper making up the backstrip has flaked off on the back near the spine. The book has much edge, corner and surface wear including an old dampstain on the back that affects about the last thirty pages. A former owner, Alice Reeder ofCleveland Tennessee, has signed her name in pencil on several pages. For all its problems the book is still square and the binding seems solid with no tears or parting. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 132 pages; This is a textbook-speller. This is the 1872 edition or printing. The first edition seems to date ... View more info

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The Rival Lovers A Story of the War between the States

By: Smith. William Ferguson (edited by Harriet Stovall Kelley)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Peachtree Publishers: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8808

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Gray boards with gilt tiles have lightly bumped corners and overall light wear. Jacket also has light wear with a small chip in rear top center. Book is square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 186 pages; This novel, by a Confederate veteran, was serialized in a newspaper in 1877. The newspaper serialization was discovered by the author's daughter and turned over to Harriet Stovall Kelley who edited it for this publication. The novel deals with the Civil War in Georgia. ; Signed by Editor View more info