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Image for Mont Amoena Seminary Annual Catalogue (1913-14) Mt. Pleasant North Carolina With Announcements for Session of 1914-15

Mont Amoena Seminary Annual Catalogue (1913-14) Mt. Pleasant North Carolina With Announcements for Session of 1914-15

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Charlotte, Queen City Printing: 1914

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 8046

Condition: Very Good


Overlapped edges on wraps show normal wear. Small penciled number above title. Some interior toning. Otherwise, square and securely bound and attractive. ; B&W Photograph; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 44 pages; Catalogue from the Mont Amoena Seminary, a girls' school started by the Lutheran Church in 1860 in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina. The catalogue lists history, purpose and curriculum along with faculty members and students. Interesting piece of ephemera dealing with the education of women in North Carolina. View more info

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The Ridgecrest Story

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nashville, Broadman Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10265

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Pictorial covers with light edge, corner and surface wear. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages View more info

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The Story of Naomi Wise, The History of Randleman, N.C.

By: (Craven, Dr. Braxton) et. al.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Randleman, Rotary Club of Randleman: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 14349

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Blue covers with slightly faded gilt titles. Very light wear and aging, otherwise. Square and securely bound; a solid copy. This book was first pubished in 1944 by the Randleman Rotary Club. A second, revised edition was published in 1947, and finally this, a third edition was revised and published in 1962. The history of Naomi Wise relates to the old American folk song, "Omi Wise." The history of Randleman follows the story of Wise, along with local advertisements. Interesting book for those interested in American folk music and song. ; B&W Photographs, Ads; Large 8vo 9" - 10"... View more info

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Random Thoughts and the Musings of a Mountaineer

By: Alley, Felix E.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Salisbury, NC, Rowan Printing Company: 1941

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16418

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


This book has some light age toning inside. Otherwise the covers and boards are NF -- a very attractive copy. The dustjacket has some scuffing along the folds and small chips on the edges and some soiling to the back. Juge Alley's books is one of the classics on western North Carolina, particularly the area around Highlands and Whiteside Mountain. It is inscribed and signed by Judge Alley on the ffep to H. R. Scott, and the book came from Scott's estate. Hugh Reid Scott (1855-1947) was a prominent attorney and banker in Reidville, NC. He also served two terms in the NC Senate .; There ar... View more info

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The Lost Colony in Literature

By: Arner, Robert D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Raleigh, America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee: 1985

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14761

ISBN: 0865262055

Condition: Very Good


Book has only light, general wear and aging. Nice summary of information on the Roanoke Colony. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 55 pages View more info

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A History of Watauga County, North Carolina With Sketches of Prominent Families

By: Arthur, John Preston

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Easley, South Carolina, Southern Historical Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition Thus; 1st Printing thus

Seller ID: 6062

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Very light general wear. ; Index; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 394 pages; This is a reprint of the 1915 history published by Everett Waddey Co. It has an index. View more info

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Annual Rhododendron Festival, Asheville, North Carolina

By: Asheville Chamber Of Commerce

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Asheville, Asheville Chamber of Commerce: 1929

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11840

Condition: Very Good+


Staple pictorial covers with some surface toning and aging almost no edge and corner wear. Square and securely bound. ; Color Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 8 pages; This booklet promotes the Rhododendron Festival held in Asheville. 1929 is early for this Festival. The booklet contains photographs that were taken in B &W and then handcolored, before publication, by George Colt. The booklet is made up mostly of these photos -- the Craggies, Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Pisgah, and the Pink Beds. Information on the Festival is included. Great bit of early Asheville promotion with beautiful pictures. View more info

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Farewell to Valor a Salute to the Brothers Coleman ... of Asheville Days Remembered

By: Bailey, David C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Asheville, Hexagon Company: 1977

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10304

Condition: Very Good


Stapled white wraps with black titles and illustration. Light overall aging and wear. Still square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 68 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Image for Camp Arrowhead for Boys, Tuxedo NC, 1960 Catalogue

Camp Arrowhead for Boys, Tuxedo NC, 1960 Catalogue

By: Bell, J. O. , Jr.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tuxedo, Camp Arrowhead: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7348

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, red wraps with white titles and large arrowhead decoration. Corners rounded, a few small spots, crease at lower left corner. The application form has been removed. The reflections on the scan are from the clear plastic sleeve. Large booklet is square and securely bound. Many illustrations . ; Black & White Photographs; Thin 4to 11" - 13" tall; 20 pages; Camp Arrowhead for Boys 7-17 was located in Tuxedo, NC, near Hendersonville and Asheville. View more info

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Souls Raised from the Dead

By: Betts, Doris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 10267

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Book and jacket are new. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 339 pages View more info

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Just Folks Visitin' with Carolina People

By: Bledsoe, Jerry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charlotte, The East Woods Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10263

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Both book and jacket have a bump on front, top right corner. ; B&W Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 208 pages; Oral histories with many Carlinians from all over the state. View more info

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The Mining Industry in North Carolina During 1927 and 1928

By: Bryson, Herman J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Raleigh, State of North Carolina Board of Conservation and Development: 1930

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12229


Gray wraos with black titles. Edge and corner wear with an old dampstain along the spine that affects the interior gutter, not text, for about twenty pages or so. Interior pages are slick stock so there is almost no toning. Minor damage at spine extremities. G to G+. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 155 pages; Bryson was the State Geologist of North Carolina. These reports seem to have been issed every two years . Much information on mining in the mountain counties, actually the entire state, but the mountains had a wide variety of minerals. View more info

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Breakfast Menu, Bucks Restaurant, Asheville, North Carolina

By: Bucks Restaurant

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Asheville, Bucks: 1960

Seller ID: 11864

Condition: Very Good+


Pictorial cover with black titles. Very light wear and aging . About near fine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 4 pages; Bucks Restaurant on Tunnel Road was an Asheville institution for many years. This breakfast menu appears to be from the 1960's but could be a little earlier or later. Great bit of ephemera for those who remember Asheville. View more info

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Randolph County: Economic and Social : A Laboratory Study at the University of North Carolina, Department of Rural Social Economics

By: Burgess, Fred

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ramseur NC, Fred Burgess: 1925

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12203

Condition: Very Good


Side-stapled, pale blue wraps with black titles. Very light edge and corner wear but with some toning, foxing and light soiling on surface of wraps. Still square with a secure binding . Interior has only very light aging. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 104 pages; Unusual, 1925 first edition of this study of Randolph County NC (Asheboro). Looks as if it were a college study that became an information book for the county. Contains many ads. View more info

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Old Bethesda At the Head of the Rockfish

By: Butler, Bion H.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York City, Grosset & Dunlap: 1933

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6058

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Book has only very light general wear and aging. Dustjacket has some small chips, larger chipping at bottom of spine. ; Photograph of Old Bethesda as Frontispiece. Introduction by James Boyd. ; B&W Photograph; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; This is a history of Old Bethesda Church (Presbyterian) and of the Scots-Irish settlers who colonized the area at the head of Rockfish Creek in North Carolina, near Aberdeen. View more info

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The Settlement of North Carolina

By: Camp, Cordelia and Eddie W. Wilson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Durham, Cordelia Camp: 1942

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11466

Condition: Very Good


Stapled, pictorial wraps with black titles outlined in white with a black backstrip. Book has only light wear and aging along with an old price of fifteen cents written in ink in top right corner on front. Book is square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 44 pages; Relatively uncommon NC history that seems to have been written for schools. View more info

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The Saturday Music Club, Year Book, 1919-1920

By: Campbell, Mrs. Robert F. (pres.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Asheville, The Inland Press: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13772

Condition: Very Good-


Stapled, tan wraps with maroon titles. Light edge and corner wear along with two old vertical folds where this was kept in a pocket or purse. These folds have been flattened over time. Former owner's name lightly in pencil on front top. See scan. Still square and securely bound. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 16 pages; This yearbook lists all the members, programs and performers for this monthly club devoted to different types of music. The last few pages contain the Constitution and By-Laws. Neat bit of Asheville ephemera. View more info

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The Danish Folk School : its Influence in the Life of Denmark and the North

By: Campbell, Olive Dame

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13075

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Maroon cloth with somewhat faded gilt titles and decoration. Spine is sunned but book is square and securely bound. Solid copy. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 359 pages; Olive Dame Campbell, famous for her English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians (co-authored with Cecil Sharp) toured Denmark and Scandinavia exploring the folk schools and their roles in preserving and expanding folk arts and crafts. Her husband, John C. Campbell, had promoted this idea but died before pursuing It. Olive Dame Campbell wrote this book after her trip and went on to found the John C. ... View more info

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Trails of the Past

By: Carter, John M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Asheville, Jones Publishing Company: 1977

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10225

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


Brown leatherette with gilt titles and decoration. Book has only very light aging. Jacket has chips on top left and right front corners as well as back top right corner. Otherwise, jacket has only light, general wear. ; B&W Portrait Frontispiece; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 228 pages; Memoirs and stories by elderly North Carolinian. Signed with inscription on the ffep. ; Signed by Author View more info

Image for Ted Carter's Vest Pocket History of Ashevlle and Western North Carolina, 2 Volumes For Tar Heels... Originals or Retreads

Ted Carter's Vest Pocket History of Ashevlle and Western North Carolina, 2 Volumes For Tar Heels... Originals or Retreads

By: Carter, Ted

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Asheville, Ted Carter: 1978

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8737

Condition: Very Good


Books essentially have only shelf and packing wear -- light edge and corner wear some rubbing on pictorial wraps, Books are square, binding is tight, spines are not creased or cracked. Former owner's signature in Vol. 2; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 86, 112 pages; Brief, personal and interesting history of Western North Carolina with a focus on Asheville. Lots of anecdotes and stories. Nice set. View more info

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Old Days in Chapel Hill

By: Chamberlain, Hope Summerell

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina: 1926

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8289

Condition: Very Good


Light edge and corner wear along with light overall aging. Square and securely bound. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 325 pages; Reminiscences of life at UNC in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Book is dedicated to Gen. Daniel Harvey Hill of the Confederate Army who also taught at UNC after the Civil War. The gift inscription on the ffep is written and signed by R. D. W. Connor, who was the first state archivist of North Carolina and the first Archivist of the United States Connor had a long and distinguished career both in North Carolina and the United States. ; Signed by Associated 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: $65.00

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 issue and has articles on and by De Witt Talmage and a number of other subjects. 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 pastedown and it appears that Noble had already put his ownership signature on the pastedown and that Connor added his signature and ... View more info