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A Manual of North Carolina Issued by the North Carolina Historical Commission for the Use of the General Assembly, Session 1915

By: Connor, R. D. W. (ed. and compiler)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Raleigh, Edwards and Broughton Printing Co.: 1915

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10279

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Maroon, library-style binding (as issued) with gilt titles on spine. Light, general wear and aging. Square and securely bound . ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 356 pages View more info

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North Carolina Governors, 1585-1958 :Brief Sketches

By: Crabtree, Beth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Raleigh, State Department of Archives and History: 1958

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12008

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Blue cloth with gilt titles and illustration on front and somewhat faded gilt tiles on spine. Book has light edge, corner and surface wear but is still quite attractive, square and securely bound. Book has rather large signature of former owner with inscription on ffep. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 137 pages; Exce, llent reference work on NC Governors. View more info

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From My Highest Hill

By: Dargan, Olive Tilford (Fielding Burke)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1941

Edition: Revised Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13751

Condition: Very Good-


Beige cloth with black titles on spine and Wootten photograph of a mountain cabin tipped to front. Book has light general wear and aging, along with flaking of maroon coloring on top foredge. Also, a former owner's personal library stamp on ffep. Square and securely bound. Scarce dust wrapper has edge and corner wear. Chips on corners along with damage at spine ends including loss and tearing at bottom of spine, along with old tape stain where someone tried and unadvisable repair. Jacket is F to G, though still presentable. See scan. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 221 pages; Darg... View more info

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Life of Zebulon B. Vance

By: Dowd, Clement

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Charlotte, Observer Printing and Publishing House: 1897

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13659

Condition: Very Good


Olive Green cloth with faded gilt titles on spine. Some rather light edge and corner wear along with mild interior toning. Square and securely bound. A solid, very good copy. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 493 pages; Vance, a Civil War general and later Governor of North Carolina, lived in Western North Carolina near Asheville. I believe this was the first biography of Vance. Much Civil War and Reconstruction history. View more info

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King's Mountain and its Heroes

By: Draper, Lyman C.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Johnson City, The Overmountain Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 12621

Condition: Near Fine


Book has very light aging. Square and secure. ; B&W Steel Portraits, Maps & Plans; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 612 pages; Very nice reprint of the 1881 original. View more info

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Return the Innocent Earth

By: Dykeman, Wilma

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York City, Holt Rinehart Winston: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5715

ISBN: 0030666406

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Both book and jacket have some light wear and aging. Book is square and securely bound; an attractive copy. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 428 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Roaming the Eastern Mountains

By: Faris, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: 1932

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8296

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Light edge and corner wear with overall light aging. Square and securely bound. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 327 pages; A personal tour of the Appalachians from Maine to Georgia. Many photographs of the mountains with spellings and identifications that differ from the present. Don't know if these differences reflect changes that have occurred over the years or if Faris just made mistakes. ( For example: he spells Mt. Katahdin in Maine, Ktaadn. His photograph of Cullasaja Falls in North Carolina appears to be Dry Falls. ) View more info

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Bear Tales and Panther Tracks, Book Two

By: Ferrell, Dorothy M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Atlanta, The Appalachian Publisher: 1968

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11440

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, pictorial wraps with green border around photo. Some edge and corner wear with light rubbing on spine. Toning along edges. Interior is excellent except for one very light small stain on the center margin edge of a few pages in the front. Binding is square and secure. ; B & W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages; This copy is signed by Ferrell's frequent, and frequently mentioned and photographed, companion, Jesse Nicholls. He has inscribed the book to a friend and dated in 1973. This is the second book in a series published by Ferrell, relating true stories collected from mountain... View more info

Bits of Mountain Speech

By: Fink, Paul M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boone, Appalachian Consortium Press: 1974

Seller ID: 16608

Condition: Very Good+


Stapled, pictorial wraps with deep brown titles. This is a stated Third Printing with very light general wear and some aging. Fink collected most of these Appalachian dialect terms over a long career studying Appalachian folklore. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 31 pages View more info

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Raleigh's Eden

By: Fletcher, Inglis

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1940

Seller ID: 10269

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration on spine. Light edge, corner and surface wear. Square and securely bound. Endpapers are maps of Edenton NC. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 662 pages; Signed and inscribed on title page. The book is inscribed to Horace McCoy, author of hardboiled detective fiction. His most famous novel was They Shoot Horses Don't They. Interesting and unexpected association. View more info

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The Road to Salem

By: Fries, Adelaide

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press: 1975

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 10247

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book is square and securely bound with some light corner wear. Jacket has some edge and corner wear including one small tear on the top edge and a larger tear on the bottom rear flap fold. Former owner's name and other information in ink on ffep. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages; Historical-fictionalized account of the Moravian settlement of North Carolina. Based on the translation of the diary of Ana Catharina. View more info

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On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon

By: Gibbons, Kaye

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11150

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Ook and jacket appear new and unused. On darker brown backstrip of book there is a very small light area that could be a publishing error or a small dampstains. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 273 pages; Flatsigned by Gibbons on title page. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Enjoy, Enjoy!

By: Golden, Harry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cleveland, The World Publishing Company: 1960

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10271

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Book has light toning along edges but is square and securely bound. Jacket has a good bit of soiling and toning along with small tears and wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 315 pages; Signed and dated on ffep. Collection of Golden's columns for the Carolina Israelite. ; Signed by Author View more info

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And Scatter the Proud

By: Green, Lewis W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Winston - Salem, John H. Blair, Publisher: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13733

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Book has light edge and corner wear along with some light discoloration along bottom edges and on some very small areas on front -- see scan. Personal library stamp on ffep. Book is square and binding secure. The jacket has light wear and slight toning along edges. Some evidence of an old dampstain on interior of jacket which may have caused edge discoloration on book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 447 pages; Novel set in the mountains of North Carolina. View more info

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The Native Stone

By: Green, Lewis W. (ed.)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Asheville, Lewis Green: 1971

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11503

Condition: Very Good+


Tabloid-sized newspaper with very light wear, a horizontal center fold and toning of the newsprint. Address label on top front. Would be near fine without toning. ; B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 12 pages; Controversial weekly newspaper, printed in Asheville from 1971 to 1974. This is the first issue. WorldCat locates only one copy, at UNC, Chapel Hill. View more info

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The Reorganization of the Millers Creek School District of Wilkes County, North Carolina

By: Greer, Plato W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, UNC Masters Thesis: 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10289

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Black library type binding with gilt lettering. ; B&W Photographs, Maps and Charts; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 01 pages; This was Greer's MA thesis. Its interest lies in the subject matter in Wilkes County NC, the pictures which are actual snapshots taken by Greer and pasted in, and the map, which is very detailed. Book contains much local information that is probably not published elsewhere. (Please write if you are interested in a particular area in Wilkes County. ) ; Signed by Associated View more info

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Janey Jeems

By: Harris, Bernice Kelly

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York City, Doubleday: 1946

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 5514

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Light wear to corners, edges and spine, age-toning on endpapers from dust wrapper, interior very lightly yellowed, foredges toned. DJ has several chips, especially on spine, which is sunned. Not price-clipped. This is a novel set in North Carolina. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 306 pages View more info

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The Daughter of the Blood

By: Hawes, Herbert Bouldin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, The Four Seas Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10281

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Red cloth with bright gilt titles. Very light edge and corner wear. Some interior toning. Book is square and securely bound. Jacket has some edge and corner wear and minor loss at extremities. Still bright and attractive. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 427 pages; Novel about Virginia Dare and the Roanoke Colony. Author was a native of Lynchburg VA. View more info

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History of North Carolina with Maps and Illustrations : Volume I

By: Hawks, Francis L.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Fayetteville, E. J. Hale and Son: 1857

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13381

Condition: Good


Quarterbound leather with green marblized paper and gilt titles on spine. Seven raised bands on spine. Edge corner and surface wear, but volume is still square with a secure binding. Some glue (? ) residue on blank endpapers in front -- more like heavy toning. Missing large foldout map. Other maps and illustrations present. Solid copy except for missing map. ; Maps and B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 254 pages; This volume covers the early exploration of North Carolina, 1584-1591. Howes H 325 View more info

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Mountain Rise Nature's Year in the Southern Appalachians

By: Hoffman, Walter W.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 1949

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9148

Condition: Very Good


Light blue-green wrapps with black titles and small rectangular drawing of trees. Lightly toned around edges with mild edge and corner wear. Gift inscription in ink on back side of front wrap. Interior bright; binding square and secure. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 34 pages; Interesting and well-done booklet tracing the course of the natural world on a small home/farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina. View more info

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Memoirs of William and Nathan Hunt Taken Chiefly from Their Journals and Letters

By: Hunt, William and Nathan Hunt

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Uriah Hunt & Son: 1858

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10222

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Brown cloth with faded gilt lettering on spine. Light edge wear with bumped corners and some damage to spine head and heel. Square with a secure binding . Overall a very good and solid copy. Some interior toning. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 159, 160 pages; Two volumes, published as one. Memoirs of both father, William, and son, Nathan, Quaker ministers in central North Carolina (Greensboro area) who travelled extensively as itinerent ministers. The memoir were put together from their miscellaneous writings. Nathan Hunt was involved in the transformation of New garden Boarding School into Gui... View more info

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Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical Illustrating Principally the Revolutionary Period of Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln and Adjoining Counties, Accompanied with Miscellaneous Information, Much of it Never before Published

By: Hunter, C. L.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Raleigh NC, The Raleigh News Steam Job Press: 1877

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13654

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


This copy is a former libray copy that has been professionally restored. The covers are original but there is a new spine with the remains of the original laid down. The higes have been repaired and strengthened. The original covers are sunned along the edges, There are a few traces from the library, and the bottom inch of the title page has been torn away. The interior pages have expected age-toning. The book is square and quite attractive. ; Erratta page in back. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 357 pages; This book deals primarily with the history of Mecklenburg (Charlotte) and the surrounding ... View more info

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Back Home and Other Poems

By: Jarrett, R. F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Asheville NC, The Inland Press: 1911

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7296

Condition: Very Good


Some ege and corner wear and general aging, but overall a remakably solid copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages; Poetry by R. F. Jarrett , North Carolinian who founded the Jarrett House in Dillsboro which is still operated by his family. Nice bit of North Caroliniana. View more info

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In the Land of Cherokee

By: Jarrett, R. F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dillsboro, NC, R. F. Jarrett: 1936

Seller ID: 7532

Condition: Very Good-


Lightly tanned and soiled, with a stain at the bottom that goes through all the pages, and another at the top on the front only. There is a note in ink at the top, Julie Huguley's song, Morningside School, 11/14/40 ; Sheet Music; Thin 4to 11" - 13" tall; 6 pages; Sheet music for song composed by Robert Frank Jarrett of Dillsboro, NC, where the Jarrett family operated the Jarrett Springs Hotel. Mr. Jarrett was also a writer. There is a list of his works on the back. The cover art of Cherokee, NC looks like a similar scene on one of the Asheville Postcard Co. 's cards from the 1930's View more info

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Back Home and Other Poems

By: Jarrett, R. F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Asheville NC, The Inland Press: 1911

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15361

Condition: Very Good


Original cord bound pale blue wraps with light edge and corner wear except for loss at bottom of spine edge and slight damage at spine top. Some soiling on wraps including a light bottle ring remnant. Poetry by R. F. Jarrett , North Carolinian who founded the Jarrett House in Dillsboro which is still operated by his family. Nice bit of North Caroliniana. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages View more info