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The Antebellum South has an interesting and complex history, and there are many books that are sure to illuminate that part of the American story. If you are conducting research or are just passionate about the Antebellum South, be sure to look through the rare and antique books featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Go Down Moses and Other Stories by FAULKNER, William

FIRST EDITION, FIRST TRADE ISSUE. Go Down Moses and Other Stories. William Faulkner (1897-1962). New York: Random House, 1942. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth with gilt-lettering, top edge stained red [first state binding]. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is ric…

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The Wild Palms by FAULKNER, William

Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. First Printing in the first issue binding (per Ahearn) - in fine original publisher's beige cloth, with titling and rule stamped in green and gilt on spine and front panel; green topstain; with the original unclipp…

From Mobius Rare Books


An Appeal to Christians, on the Subject of Slavery by Hersey, John

Baltimore: Armstrong & Plaskitt. Good with no dust jacket; Boards sunned, soiled and worn, top corner . missing from rear free endpaper, foxing throughout, musty.. 1833. Second Edition. Hardcover. 5.5 inches x 3.75 inches. Printed by J. W. Woods. Orig…

From Old Saratoga Books


Historical Collections of Virginia (Confederate States of America Association Copy) by Howe, Henry

Charleston, SC: Babcock & Co., 1845. SCARCE Confederate States of Americas Association Copy, bearing the small bookplate and 2 signatures of William Cabell Rives (May 4, 1793 - April 25, 1868), a member of the First Families of Virginia who served in …

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


History of the Old Cheraws: Containing an Account of the Aboriginies of the Pedee, the First White Settlement, Their Subsequent Progress, Civil Changes, the Struggle of the Revolution, and Growth of the Country Afterward, ... from About A.D.1730 to 1810 by Gregg, Right Rev. Alexander

New York: Richardson and Company , 1867. In original plum embossed cloth binding with pale yellow end papers, gilt lettering at spine dulled yet legible. Very Good, spine a bit sunned, hinges open yet holding quite well, small tears to cloth at head of sp…

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


Black Reconstruction in America by W.E.B. Du Bois

1956 Russell and Russell first thus (originally published by Harcourt Brace in 1935). Publication date assumed from other titles in the Russell Scholars' Classics series. 746 pages. Uncommon when complete with the dust jacket.Condition of the book i…

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Official Journal of the Conference Convention, Held at Washington City, February, 1861 by Crafts J. Wright

1861. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good. 8vo. Original yellow printed wrappers, stitched. 93 pages. Washington: M Gill & Witherow, Printers, 1861. First Edition. Sabin 15433. This was the Unions last gasp before War. Ex-President John Tyler of Virgini…

From George Robert Minkoff, Inc.


History of the Sixtieth Regiment New York State Volunteers, from the commencement of its organization in July, 1861, to its public reception at Ogdensburgh as a veteran command, January 7th, 1864. by EDDY, Richard

1864 Civil War 1st ed 60th New York Infantry Union Gettysburg SLAVERY Railroads The 60th-New York Volunteer Infantry was a famous Civil War Union regiment known for playing an important role in various battles including the Battle of Gettysburg. Author Ri…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Davis memorial volume, or, Our dead president, Jefferson Davis: and the world's tribute to his memory by JONES, William J

1890 1st ed Jefferson Davis Confederate Memorial President Civil War Slavery CSA The 'Davis Memorial Volume' is a sourcebook on the Confederate president outlining his life and character and his sickness, death, funeral, and the "world's tribute to his m…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Prison life of Jefferson Davis : embracing details and incidents in his captivity, particulars concerning his health and habits, together with many conversations on topics of great public interest by CRAVEN, John Joseph

1866 1ed Jefferson Davis Prison Life Civil War Slavery Confederate President CSA "A sympathetic account of Davis's confinement at Fortress Monroe; by the physician assigned to attend him; includes several long conversations." (Nevins) A rare first edit…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Sketches of North Carolina, Historical and Biographical Illustrative of the Principles of a Portion of Her Early Settlers by Rev. William Henry Foote

New York: Robert Carter , 1846. Handsomely bound in quarter red leather over maroon cloth boards, gilt title and 4 raised bands at spine, small label front paste down "S.C. Toof & Co., Printers, Lithographers, Binders, Memphis". Prior owner …

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


History of the United States - Four Volume Set by Rhodes, John Ford

These four volumes are bound in 3/4 leather (spines and cover corners) with marbled covers and endsheets.Volume One: 1850 - 1854Volume Two: 1854 - 1860Volume Three: 1860 - 1862Volume Four: 1862 - 1864All four volumes are in Very Good Condition.Volume Fou…

From Bookdog


The Life and Adventures of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw; or Scenes on the Mississippi by Frances Trollope

Hardcover. Condition: Very Good-. Chip and rubbing to spine head. Rubbing to boards and spine. Moderate foxing and browning to pages. Tightly bound. Novel is in English. Rare item.The Life and Adventures of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw is the most import…

From EGR books


The Cabin and Parlor; Or, Slaves and Masters By J. Thornton Randolph [pseud.] by Randolph, J. Thornton, pseud. Peterson, Charles J. (Jacobs), 1819-1887

Philadelphia, T. B. Peterson [©1852]. Hard Cover. 324 p., 12 p. of advertisements, front., plates; 20 cm. "Embellished with magnificent illustrations, from original designs by Stephens, engraved by Beeler." The Cabin and Parlor is an example of p…

From The Owl at the Bridge


The History and Antiquities of the City of St. Augustine, Florida. by FAIRBANKS, George R

First edition, octavo, pp. 200. Frontis view of Public Square, St. Augustine, and 6 other tissue-guarded plates. This copy presented by the author to Bishop Stephen Elliott, son of the famous naturalist, and the first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal ch…



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