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Rare Antebellum South Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

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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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...

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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...

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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


History of the Old Cheraws: Containing an Account of the Aboriginies of the Pedee, the First White Settlement, Thei 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...

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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 ...

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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...

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Types of the Sunny South by Wittemann, A

1st Edition . Soft cover. Fine. 1st edn, black ties holding book together still in excellent shape, no blemishes, severely racist 16 photos of Southern black people showing them to be criminal, lazy, watermelon eating, ugly, menials with no redeeming fe...

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Men and Things: Being Reminiscent, Biographical and Historical by Hiram P. Bell

Atlanta Georgia: Foote and Davies Company, 1907. VG+/0/1st ed. A very nice copy of Hiram P. Bell's autobiography. Dark green cloth covers with light shelf wear, bright gilt title on front panel. Title on spine still bright, name readable only. No brea...

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Constitution of the State of Alabama: December 6, 1819

Washington, D.C.: Gales & Seaton, 1819. Near Fine. "Printed by order of the House of Representatives." 24 p.; 24 cm. Unopened and untrimmed. Disbound. The section on slaves provides that the state's General Assembly could not emanci...

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Collected Stories of William Faulkner by William Faulkner

Random House, 1950. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Published in New York by Random House in 1950. First Printing stated on copyright page. First issue, blue on title page and top edge of pages, and "The" on the spine of the books. Book ve...

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New York: American Anti-Slavery Society. Very Good. 1860. Softcovers. Original tan paper covers bound with twine. (iv) 5-144pp. Pages slightly age toned. Covers with a few edge chips. Antislavery Tracts, No. 4, new series. Page 23 has a small piece miss...

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Memoir of Mrs. Anne R. Page by Andrews, Rev. C. W. ; [Charles Wesley Andrews]

Philadelphia: Herman Hooker. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and rounded, foxed, front and rear free endpapers removed.. 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Original brown blindstamped cloth titled in gilt on spine. Mezzotint frontispiece portrait of M...

From Old Saratoga Books


Vintage Journal of a Residence On a Georgian Plantation In 1838-39 by Frances Anne Kemble

binding intact. spine is damaged, pages look very good. See photos for specifics...

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A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, with Remarks on Their Economy by Olmsted, Fredrick Law

NY: Dix and Edwards. Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, library stamps, markings , and . de-accession information, pages rippled.. 1856. First Edition. Hardcover. Rebound in brown reinforced cloth. xv, 724pp + [1]pp appendix A + ivpp publisher'...

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