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Health Resorts of the South : Containing Numerous Engravings Descriptive of the Most Desirable Health and Pleasure Resorts of the Southern States

By: Chapin, Geo. H. (pub.)

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Boston, Geo. H. Chapin: 1893

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 12713

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Red cloth with blindstamped gilt titles and decoration. Edge, corner and surface wear but still square and securely bound -- see scan. Interior has some age toning but is still quite attractive. Over fifty pages of illustrated ads in back. ; B&W Photographs and Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 156 +ads pages; Excellent guide for tourist to five premier Souther resort areas ca. 1893. The resort areas are: St. Augustine, Florida plus, Winston-Salem, Asheville, Hot Springs... View more info

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North Carolina Manual 1977

By: Cheney, John L., Jr. (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Raleigh, State of North Carolina: 1977

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10273

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Rust cloth with gilt titles. Light edge and corner wear. Square and securely bound. Light, general aging. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 867 pages; The name "William Highsmith" is in gilt at the bottom right of the front cover. Highsmith was the President of Asheville-Biltmore College (now University of North Carolina Asheville) from 1962 to 1984. Nice association. View more info

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Nonnulla : Memories, Stories, Traditions More or Less Authentic

By: Cheshire, Joseph Blount

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14092

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Maroon covers with gilt titles on spine. Very attractive copy with light wear and one short scratch on front cover. Former owner's name on ffep. Book is square and securely bound. Compendium of interesting and entertaining stories of early North Carolina by this well-known and respected North Carolina clergyman who was born in 1850. First Edition. First Printing. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 255 pages View more info

Training the Mountain Boys

By: Christian Herald

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Bible House: 1902

Seller ID: 11615


Disbound issue of the Christian Herald, an oversized Presbyterian religious magazine. Some wear and aging but overall VG to VG+. ; No. 21; Vol. 25; B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 19 pages; This is the full issue of the May 21, 1902 issue, but I am mainly emphasizing the article on The Asheville Farm School, a boys' school about nine miles from Asheville, that provides information and pictures otherwise hard to come by. This is the Missionary Centennial... View more info

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Makers of North Carolina History

By: Connor, R. D. W.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Raleigh, The Thompson Publishing Company: 1911

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13921


Book is square and securely bound with no tears or parting Some light edge and corner wear along with aging and some soiled areas on cover. Spine is sunned. VG to VG-. See scan. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 317 pages; Book is a history of early North Carolinians by Connor who, at the time, was Secretary of the NC Historical Commission. Signed and dated (1912) by Connor to Marcus Cicero Stevens Noble, a well-known author and educator from NC. It is signed on the front pastedow... View more info

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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 unadvisab... 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: $25.00

Publisher: New York City, Holt Rinehart Winston: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5715

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 photog... 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 frie... 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. ) ... View more info