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The Blue Ridge Parkway

By: Jolley, Harley E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10243

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Book is square and securely bound with light, general wear and some foxing on front foredge. Jacket has some wear, scuffs and tears. Stil attractive. In mylar. See scan. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 172 pages View more info

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The Parson from the Hills

By: Keyes, Rev. Charles A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 11474

Condition: with no dust jacket


Beige cloth over boards with black titles on spine. Book is square and securely bound, but there has been some sort of damp stain at the bottom of spine affecting front and rear covers and, very lightly, the spine gutter on most interior pages. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 103 pages; This autobiography is of particular interest because of a photograph that shows African-Americans praying at one of Rev. Keyes' Brush Arbor services (he was white) in North Carolina in the 1940's or 1950's and for the chapter on snake handlers, whom Hayes witnessed in North Carolina and Kentucky. ... View more info

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The Puzzle of Roanoke The Lost Colony

By: Kimball, Gwen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan & Pearce: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 10278

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Green cloth with black titles on spine. Light edge wear and corner bumps. A few small stamps inside indicate that this copy may have been purchased as part of some school program -- no library markings or paraphernalia. Book is square and securely bound. Jacket has some edge, corner and surface wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 136 pages View more info

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Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina

By: King, Philip B. , Robert B. Neuman, and Jarvis B. Hadley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington DC, U. S. Government Printing Office: 1968

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13311

Condition: Very Good


Stapled deep blue wraps with white titles and illustration of Great Smokies. Light, general wear and aging with light ding to top right corner. Square and securely bound. Quite attractive. ; Geological Survey Professional Paper 587; Charts, Maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 23 pages; Large color map of Smokies in pocket in back. Excellent geologic survet of the Great Smokies with excellent map. View more info

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Sweet River: The Ancestors and Descendants of William Jones Dellinger and Selena Carpenter Dellinger

By: Lauterer, Maggie Palmer

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Asheville, Folk Heritage Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14502

Condition: Very Good+


Pictorial stiff card covers with black and white titles. Some light edge, corner and surface wear. Spine is neither cracked nor creased. Book is square and securely bound. Very close to near fine. Genealogy.; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 116 pages View more info

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North Carolina Manual, 1931

By: London, H. M. (ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Raleigh, North Carolina Historical Commission: 1931

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12997

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Maroon cloth with faded gilt title on spine. Some light edge and corner wear, along with general aging. Former owner's name on front pastedown with some bleedover onto ffep. Book is square and securely bound. ; Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission; Charts; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 230 pages; Summation of information about North Carolina in 1931. View more info

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The Blue Ridge Parkway Guide from Boone-Blowing Rock to Asheville, Vol. 3

By: Lord, William G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Asheville, The Stephens Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16375

Condition: Very Good


Book has only some light, general wear and aging. Still square and securely bound. This book appears to be the original of one of the popular and still published guides to travelling the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is Volume 3, fom the Boone-Blowing Rock area to Asheville. It is unusual in that is hardcover and has the Stephens Press and Series information on the back cover. I think this was a special first edition that was produced at the same time the first softcover volumes were issued. After page 56, there is a foldout section that continues information that is printed on the front and rear p... View more info

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Weird Carolinas : Your Travel Guide to North and South Carolina's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

By: Manley, Roger

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14962

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket have only very light shelf wear. Another in the Weird US series of books on interesting and unusual places to visit in different states. ; Weird US; Color and B&W Illustrations; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 253 pages View more info

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The Lure of the Great Smokies

By: Mason, Robert L.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin / Riverside: 1927

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10226

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Tan cloth with dark brown titles and decoration. Overall, light general wear with minor bumps on corners. Book is square with a secure binding . Former owner's name, address and date on half-title. Endpapers are maps of Smokies. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; Justly famous book on Smokies with great photographs. Written at the time the Park was being established. View more info

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Chilhowee : A Legend of the Great Smoky Mountains

By: Maxwell, Henry V.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Knoxville, Knoxville Printing & Box Company: 1910

Edition: 2nd Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 12291

Condition: Very Good-


Slate wraps with drawing of forest scene with deer. Wraps are tied with original cord. Some edge and corner wear with slight loss at top and bottom of spine. Light interior toning . Small, perforation stamp of "Chicago Historical Society" on title page. No other marks. Signed twice in pencil by former owner. Still square with a secure binding. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages; Poem about Cherokee Indians in Great Smoky Mountains. The first edition was published in 1896. Both editions are uncommon. The book is unpaginated and the photographs are unattributed. View more info

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Crash Diet : Stories

By: McCorkle, Jill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 13558

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket have almost no wear. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 253 pages; First book of short stories by McKorkle. View more info

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Songs Merry and Sad

By: McNeill, John Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press: 1932

Edition: Second Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12533

Condition: Very Good


Green wraps with green titles on black rectangles with white cotton boll pattern. This copy has some light wear and aging. Sunned spine but book is square and securely bound. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 106 pages; McNeill was well-known in North Carolina and much of the South. He wrote some dialect poetry but mostly work that evoked his childhood and the rural South. This is a softcover reprint of the 1906 original. View more info

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Songs Merry and Sad

By: McNeill, John Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charlotte, Stone & Barringer Co.: 1906

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12571

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Brown cloth with title on paper rectangle. Covers have wear and mottling. Interior has foxing and top third of second free endpaper is torn away. Rear free endpaper loose at very bottom. Still square with a secure binding. Reading copy. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 106 pages; McNeill was well-known in North Carolina and much of the South. He wrote some dialect poetry but mostly work that evoked his childhood and the rural South. View more info

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The Carolina Mountains

By: Morley, Margaret W.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton and Mifflin: 1913

Edition: First Edition; Special

Seller ID: 8585

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Book is bound in wool over hopsack-like cloth. This was either a special or a custom binding. Some moth holes are in the cloth here and there -- see scan for a sample. Otherwise, the book is square and shows light, general aging. Former owner's name in pencil on the half title. ; Color Plates & B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 397 pages; Well-known book on the North Carolina Mountains by a writer who was based in Saluda at the time. Many beautiful color plates by Amelia Watson and photographs by the author. View more info

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North Carolina: a General Sketch of its Surface, Climate, Productions, Institutions, Etc.

By: North Carolina Board Of Agriculture

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Raleigh, P. M. Hale: 1886

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11358

Condition: Very Good


Softcover bound in the original light blue printed wrappers. Light, general wear with some small slits along spine. Book is square and binding seems secure but is a bit suspect because of slits. Library call number stamp on front top left and a print stamp for the Filed Musieum just below North Carolina. The title page has the same Filed Museum stamp and a small embossure that read Field Columbial Museum Library and has a small bust of Columbus. ; Ex-Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 66 pages; Relatively scarce NC pamphlet. View more info

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North Carolina College for Women, in Pictures

By: North Carolina College For Women

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Greensboro, North Carolina College for Women: 1915

Seller ID: 12196


Cord bound pictorial wraps with embossed titles in gilt and image of main building of college in brick red. Overlapping edges have some wear but overall the book is in VG+ to VG condition. Some pages have brief notes in pencil from a former professor at the college. ; B&W Photographs; Oblong 24mo 5" - 6" tall; This school is now UNC-Greensboro. It is unpaginated and I do not find a date, though 1915 sounds right based on internal evidence. View more info

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The Southern Appalachians

By: Ogburn, Charlton

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Morrow: 1975

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 5800

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Book has light toning around edges. Square and securely bound copy. Jacket has edge and wear including a small tears and very light corner bumps. ; B&W Photographs; 245 pages; A personal account of the writer's experiences in the Southern Appalachian mountains, particularly North Carolina. (Ogburn is more famous for his writing on the Shakespeare Authorship question. He thought Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays that Shakespeare wrote. ) View more info

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Contemporary Poetry of North Carolina

By: Owens, Guy and Mary C. Williams (Eds. )

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Winston - Salem, John F. Blair: 1977

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7751

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Book has light general aging and some light spotting on covers. Jacket has edge and corner wearwith a few small tears and an area with small loss at top of spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 171 pages; Collection of North Carolina poets. Editor Guy Owen was a noted poet and professor at NC State, and his selections here are quite good. Many distinguished poets have come from North Carolina. This copy is signed on the ffep by contributor Ardis Kimzey, who owned the book. ; Signed by Contributor View more info

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Tar Heel Tales

By: Parker, Mattie Erma

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Raleigh, State Department of Archives and History: 1946

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7104

Condition: Very Good


Gray wraps with Archives seal. Light overall wear including a small smudge on the front (see scan) and some toning around the edges of the wraps. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 34 pages; This booklet contains eight historical stories of early North Carolina. They were originally used as radio scripts. View more info

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Express Lanes & Country Roads : The Way We lived in North Carolina, 1920-1970

By: Parramore, Thomas C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources / UNC Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12408

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial wraps with black titles. Some light edge, corner and surface wear. Book is square and securely bound. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 110 pages; Nice photographic survey of the past in North Carolina. View more info

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A History of Printing in North Carolina A Detailed Account of the Pioneer Printers, 1749-1800 and of the Edwards & Broughton Company, 1871-1946, Including a Brief Account of the Connecting Period.

By: Paschal, George Washington

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Raleigh, Edwards & Broughton Printing: 1946

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8726

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Blue covers with light edge and corner wear. Square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages; The subtitle says it all. View more info

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A Condensed History of Flat Rock (The Little Charleston of the Mountains)

By: Patton, Sadie Smathers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Asheville, Church Printing Company: 1961

Edition: Third Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12413

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Green pebbled cloth with gilt titles and photograph of Historical Marker for Flat Rock. B ook has damage on spine and is missing areas at top and bottom, see scan. Otherwise there is only very light wear with some foxing on foredges and interior endpapers. Book is square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 73 pages; This history was published in 1961; there is no other date in this volume, so I'm guessing that this edition is from around that time. View more info

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Soil Survey Cherokee County, North Carolina

By: Perkins, S. O. and William Gettys

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Washington DC, United States Department of Agriculture: 1951

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10292

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Beige wraps with black titles. Some general wear and aging with some tears on back. . Minor tears on map pockets, but overall in quite nice condition. Map pocket is large and has a wooden block as a bottom spine that has kept it from collapsing or tearing. ; Sries 1941, No. 2; B&W Photographs and Foldout Maps and Charts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 102 pages; This soil survey sounds rather dull, but it is accompanied with three large (30 X 52) maps of areas of Cherokee County NC and a slightly smaller foldout chart. Map detail is quite amazing. Done in conjunction with North Carolina Agricultur... View more info

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The Southern Appalachian Region Hitherto Untold Stories

By: Reynolds, T. W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 1966

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10246

Condition: Good+


White wraps with photograph of Whitesides Mountain in green tint along with green lettering. Some soiling on wraps along with edge and corner wear including a diagonal crease on front right top corner. Spine has a crease and will open flat. Some rubbing on spine. However, the book is square and the binding is secure. Interior is still near fine. This copy is close to very good minus. ; Vol. 1; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 143 pages; Signed on title page. Self-published work on the Highlands-Cashiers North Carolina area by a longtime summer resident ca. 1966. Reynolds, who was 81... View more info

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High Lands

By: Reynolds, T. W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Highlands NC, Thurlow Weed Reynolds: 1964

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14005

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Light green wraps with photograph of old cabin and black titles. Wraps sho some toning and light wear. Spine is neitjer cracked nor creased. Interior has a few dogears. Square and securely bound, a solid copy. Besides giving much local history of the area in and around Highlands NC, Reynolds also gives a number of detailed auto tours on backroads in the Highlands area. Most of these tours can still be followed. Great resource on the Highlands area as it was a half-century ago. Retnolds' books are harder and harder to find. ; ; B & W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 178 pages View more info