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    Hunter's Fiery Raid Through Virginia Valleys (signed) by Walker, Gary C

    Roanoke, VA: A&W Enterprises, 1989 2nd ed. SIGNED on ffep by author under "Hope you enjoy." 451pp. illus. grey cloth tall 8vo w/gilt titles: Fine/no dj [some ripples in cloth on spine strip; else F] A history retitled from its original title: "Yankee Soldiers in Virginia Valley: Hunter's Raid."


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    Distant Patrol: Virginia and the Vietnam War by Harrison, Donald C

    Chelsea MA: Scarborough House. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1989. Hardcover. Very lightly used, mild wear at binding edges from handling, unmarked. DJ improved with new, clear mylar cover. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 138 pages .


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    Notes on the State of Virginia (Complete Illustrated Edition) by Thomas Jefferson

    2011-07-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    GEORGE WASHINGTON ENTERING TRENTON 1789 by [Washington, George] Kurz, Louis

    Chicago: copyrighted 1907 by Kurz & Allison, 1907. Illustrated broadside, uncolored, 19-1/2" x 16". "The Defender of the Mothers | The Protector of the Daughters | Dec. 26 | 1776" at top of the illustration. George Washington doffs his hat, and rides triumphantly in Trenton toward his presidential inauguration. Adoring girls and women bearing flowers greet him, and men too. American flags are waved; Washington's staff rides behind him. Trenton's residences are on either side of the throng. Minor wear. Very Good. Library of Congress www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003656882.


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    Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de La Virginie by BUCHON, Jean Alexandre

    Paris: Buchon, Jean Alexandre, 1825. unbound. very good(+). Carez, J.. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Map measures 12" x 17.75". Map plus text measures 18.75" x 24.75". Beautiful double page map of Virginia divided into counties. Shows towns, waterways and major routes. Features extensive historical and cultural information in French. Two small tears to bottom edge. From the French (1825) edition of Carey and Lea's 1822 "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas".


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    Windows to the Blue Ridge. A Photographic Documentary of the Blue Ridge Mountains by Jeffers, Jack

    Waynesboro: McClung, 1973. First printing. Stapled paper wrappers. Near fine.. 74 pp. Illus. with b/w photos. Large trade format. Signed by the author. Covers the Water Mill, Mountain Church, Log Cabins and People, the Country Store, Mennonites and Amish, and the Blue Ridge itself.


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    Signature by DOUGLAS, Beverly Browne (1822-1878)

    Aylett, VA. unbound. very good. Exceptional signature: "B.B. Douglas - Aylett - Virginia", executed on a 5.5" x 2" slip of paper, and most likely written during his tenure as a member of the United States House of Representatives. Fine condition. American politician from Virginia who also saw service as a Confederate military officer and member of the Confederate States of America Senate. His uncle was John Taylor, 10th President of the United States. Douglas entered Confederate military service as a Lieutenant in Company H, 9th Virginia Cavalry (later popularly called R.E. Lee's Rangers). His service in the General Assembly forced him to take a leave of absence from the regiment between November 1861 and February 1862. In March 1862, Douglas began recruiting a company of Rangers and became Major of the 5th Virginia Cavalry. He saw service for several months but again, due to his obligations in the Confederate Senate, he was forced to tenure his resignation from military service. From 1861 until 1865 he chaired the important Senate Committee on Military Affairs, and during the 1861-1862 Assembly and its extra emergency session, he also served on the Joint Committee on the Armory.


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    The Virginia Plutarch. Two Volumes by Bruce, Philip Alexander

    Chapel Hill: Univ. North Carolina, 1929. First edition. Cloth. Small discoloration to heel of spine of one volume else a near fine unopened set in a much worn cardboard slipcase.. 328 pp.; 353 pp. Illus. with b/w photos and drawings. 8vo.


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    Jefferson and His Time: The Sage of Monticello; Jefferson and His Time, Volume 6 by Malone, Dumas

    Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1981. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 551 pp. Price of $19.95 on front flap of jacket. With illustrations. A Near Fine book in a Very Good dust jacket with a large wrinkle to the front panel and minor edge wear.


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    AN ADDRESS TO THE REPUBLICANS AND PEOPLE OF NEW-YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, AND VIRGINIA. UPON THE STATE OF PRESIDENTIAL PARTIES. BY A CITIZEN OF NEW-YORK. SEPTEMBER, 1824 by [Election of 1824]

    New York: William Grattan, 1824. 23, [1 blank] pp. Disbound and loosening. Signature of R.J. Ingersoll on front wrapper, probably the Connecticut politician and lawyer who was Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives at the time of this publication, and later an anti-Jackson Congressman. Except as noted, Very Good. An interesting, scarce analysis of the 1824 election, with an eye on the impact of the electoral college, written during the campaign. This was the most complicated presidential election in our history, there being four strong candidates. Jackson is a man "of temper so violent and uncontrolable, and of conduct so arbitrary" that he "would scarcely be restrained by the inconvenient limits of the constitution and laws." Adams and Crawford, the beneficiaries of an unfortunate political tradition of elevating Cabinet officers to the Presidency, are no match for Clay, whose integrity and spirit of unity and compromise render him acceptable to all sections. Wise & Cronin 138. Not in Miles. Sabin 441 (later variant).


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    The Virginia Plutarch - 2 VOLUME SET by Bruce, Philip Alexander

    Russell & Russell, 1971. HB. G+ / NONE. GOOD-PLUS HARDBACK **BOTH VOLS OF 2 VOLUME SET** EX-LIBRARY WITH TYPICAL MARKINGS; OTHERWISE VERY-GOOD (AND LIB MARKINGS ARE PRETTY LIGHT) . /KEYWORDS/: United States--Biography.; United States--History.; Virginia--Biography.; Virginia--History.;


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    THE LETTERS OF CURTIUS, WRITTEN BY THE LATE JOHN THOMSON OF PETERSBURG. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A SPEECH DELIVERED BY HIM IN AUG. '95, ON THE BRITISH TREATY. TO WHICH A SHORT SKETCH OF HIS LIFE, IS PREFIXED by Thomson, John

    Richmond: Samuel Pleasants, Junior, 1804. xiv], [2 blanks], 78 pp. Early half calf over marbled boards [rubbed, front board detached, rear board starting]. Text clean and Very Good. Originally published in 1798, this is the second edition with additions. Curtius's Letters, published pseudonymously in the first edition, are to John Marshall who, in his "bad eminence" -- so characterized by Thomson-- as a Virginia Federalist had defended the 1795 Jay Treaty as well as the Alien and Sedition Acts. Thomson aligned himself with Thomas Jefferson, who led the anti-Federalists and whose personal antipathy to his cousin Marshall was well-known. Thomson's attack on Jay's Treaty brought him widespread notice, for he displayed "remarkable knowledge of the history of his country for one less than twenty years old." At the ripe old age of 22, his Letters to Marshall display a sophisticated understanding of the crucial significance of free speech in a democratic republic, and a refusal to permit limitation on expression for reasons of alleged national security-- here, the quasi-War with France. Howes T212. Haynes 18398. Servies, Bibliography of John Marshall 1743. Not in McCoy, Harv. Law Cat.


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    The Sabre: Randolph-Macon Academy, Bedford, VA (First Edition) by Randoph-Macon Academy

    Lynchburg, VA: J. P. Bell Printers, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. Illustrated. Full black leather, gold lettering and design on front cover, one page of advertisements at rear is missing, not paginated, no writing in the book, 130pp. Full refund if not satisfied.


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    THE ANNALS OF HARPER'S FERRY WITH SKETCHES OF ITS FOUNDER, AND MANY PROMINENT CHARACTERS CONNECTED WITH ITS HISTORY, ANECDOTES, &C, BY JOSEPHUS, JUNIOR. SECOND EDITION by [Barry, Joseph]

    Martinsburg, W. VA: Office of the "Berkeley Union", 1872. 126pp, two plates, stitched. Original printed and illustrated wrappers [chipped at extremities without affecting text or illustration]. Front wrapper illustrated with a portrait of John Brown [repeated after page 32], rear wrapper with a portrait of John W. Garrett [repeated after page 110]. Text clean. Advertisement for the Mountain View Hotel in Harper's Ferry laid down on the plain inner rear wrapper. Good+. This is the second edition, substantially enhanced, "the unexpected success of a prior and much smaller edition" [Hagerstown, 1869] having prompted it. The book treats the early history of the Town, but emphasizes the important period from John Brown's raid through the end of the Civil War. Born in Ireland, Barry spent most of his life in Harper's Ferry and became an authority on its history. He witnessed many of the described events, including the John Brown Raid; he attended Brown's trial. The advertisement for Mountain View Hotel measures 4" x 6.25" and contains about 20 lines of text. It reads: O.E. MALTBY| J. JESSE MOORE| MOUNTAIN VIEW HOTEL, HARPER'S FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA. LATELY RENOVATED AND PUT IN THROUGH REPAIR, IS NOW OPEN FOR THE ACCOMMODATION OF TRAVELERS. THE PROPRIETORS HAVE SPARED NO EXPENSE IN RENDERING THE HOUSE COMFORTABLE AND CONVENIENT... THE GREAT NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE SURROUNDING SCENERY, THE SALUBRITY OF THE PLACE AND THE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS CONNECTED WITH LOCALITY, SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED BY TOURISTS... T.H. PERCEVAL, SUPT., MALTBY & MOORE, PROPRIETORS.| YOUNG, PRINT." It was probably printed around 1872: an 1872 article in the West Virginia newspaper "Spirit of Jefferson" states that the traveling public "may now rely upon accommodations" in the area. ["Spirit of Jefferson," Charles Town, West Virginia, June 18, 1872, Vol. 25, No. 25, Page 3, Column 1.] Howes B191. 137 Eberstadt 65.


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    Blacksburg (Images of America) by Straw, Richard A. [Alan]

    Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003. 128pp. illus. paperback tall 8vo: Fine.


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    A CONSECUTIVE RUN OF THE ACTS OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, PASSED BY THE FIRST THROUGH THE FOURTH COUNCIL by [Washington, D.C.]

    Washington: Printed by A. and G. Way, 1806. a. ACTS OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, PASSED BY THE FIRST COUNCIL. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED THE ACT OF INCORPORATION. PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE COUNCIL. Washington: A. & G. Way 1803. [4], 3-[10], 49, [1 blank], ii, x pp. b. ACTS OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, PASSED BY THE SECOND COUNCIL. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A SUPPLEMENT TO THE ACT OF INCORPORATION. PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE COUNCIL. Washington: A. and G. Way. 1804. 32pp, c. ACTS OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, PASSED BY THE THIRD COUNCIL. PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE COUNCIL. Washington: A. and G. Way. 1805. 47, [1 blank] pp. d. ACTS OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, PASSED BY THE FOURTH COUNCIL. PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE COUNCIL. Washington: A. and G. Way. 1806. 44pp. Each of these four separate imprints is disbound, with scattered spotting and toning, a few torn or chipped blank margins. Good+. Thomas Jefferson signed the Act of Incorporation [which is printed in the Acts of the First Council] in type on May 3, 1802. Also signing in type were Nathaniel Macon, Speaker of the House, and Abraham Baldwin, President pro tempore of the Senate. Each volume contains a printed list of Officers of the Corporation, Members of the Council, Constables, Directors of Fire Companies and other officers; an Index and Table of Contents. Each of the volumes is scarce. 1803: AI 5537 [2]. 1804: AI 7968 [2]. 1805: AI 9688 [2]. 1806: AI 11797 [4].


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    THE FIRST EMANCIPATOR: THE FORGOTTEN STORY OF ROBERT CARTER, THE FOUNDING FATHER WHO FREED HIS SLAVES by Levy, Andrew

    New York: Random House, 2005. Hard Cover. Very Good+ dust jacket. Octavo. xviii, 310, [4] pp. First Edition. Signed and dated by Levy on the title page. A fresh copy in unclipped dust jacket. Signed.


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    Autograph letter by BROCK, Sarah Ann (1831 - 1911)

    unbound. very good(+). Uncommon A.L.S. "S.A. Brock", 12mo. 1 page, in ink, np / nd, ca. 1870s, to a fellow writer offering a suggestion, in part: "With some misgiving I venture to offer to you an experience why we cling to memory. I should like much to have the setting of the 'Aldiere', if you think it worthy." American author from Virginia who often published under the pseudonym Virginia Madison. Her best known work "Richmond During the War" was based on her personal diaries and notes graphically describing incidents involving refugees, prisoners of war, and the sick and wounded. Boldly signed and in excellent condition. *Brock, despite living to the age of 80, is very scarce in autographic material.


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    JOURNAL OF THE CONVENTION OF VIRGINIA; HELD IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, ON THE FIRST MONDAY IN JUNE, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT by Virginia

    Richmond: Thomas W. White, 1827. 39pp, bound in contemporary marbled boards and half calf [worn, hinges starting]. Else Very Good. This is the first printing of the Journal of the Convention to ratify the proposed U.S. Constitution, after the exceedingly rare 1788 printing of 200 copies. The Convention was called "for the purpose of a full and free investigation, discussion and decision upon the plan of Federal Government for the United States, recommended by the late Federal Convention, held in Philadelphia." The Journal lists delegates, the daily proceedings, the resolutions and votes; and prints the Constitution as ratified, with proposed Amendments consisting of a Declaration of Rights. Sabin 100030n. AI 31619 [4]. Cohen 2951. Not in Harv. Law Cat., Marvin, Marke.


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    A BRIEF AND TRUE REPORT CONCERNING WILLIAMSBURG IN VIRGINIA by GOODWIN, Rutherfoord

    1959. GOODWIN, Rutherfoord. A BRIEF AND TRUE REPORT CONCERNING WILLIAMSBURG IN VIRGINIA. Being an Account Of The Most Important Occurances In That Place From Its First Beginning To The Present Time. Richmond, Virginia: August Deitz & Son, 1959. 8vo., green faux-leather & marbled boards; 406 pages. Third Edition, Revised & Enlarged. Illustrated and with two fold-out maps. Very Good (covers birght, contents clean & tight). A nice copy! $25.00.


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    Virginia Voyages from Hakluyt by Hakluyt, Richard; Quinn, David B, Quinn, Alison M (Eds)

    London: Oxford University Press, 1973. 1st edition this selection, large 8vo, 195pp, line illustrations and maps; VG+/Fine Copy in VG+/Fine DJ . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    The Ghosts of Virginia, Vol. 2 by Jr. Taylor L. B

    Is Virginia America's most haunted state? Quite possibly. The commonwealth's rich historical heritage, combined with tragic events dating back nearly 400 years, make it fertile ground for ethereal spirits. From Arlington to Saltville, and from the Great Dismal Swamp to the far reaches of the Blue Ridge mountains-here are more than 150 true psychic encounters. This book has 384 pages and is illustrated throughout. Clean used copy. White pages. Minimal wear on corners and edges


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    JEFFERSON AND HIS TIME: THE SAGE OF MONTICELLO by Dumas Malone

    Boston: Little, Brown & Company. 1981. Book Club Edition; Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. ; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .


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    NORFOLK: A PICTORIAL HISTORY by Walker, Carroll

    Virginia Beach, VA: The Donning Company, 1975. cloth, dust jacket. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 235, (3) pages. Edited by Linda G. Fates, designed by Edward A. Conner. Introduction. Historical photographs with descriptive text.


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    The Lees of Virginia: Seven Generations of an American Family by Paul C. Nagel

    2006-03-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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