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The State of Jones The Small Southern County that Seceded from the Confederacy

By: Jenkins, Sally & John Stauffer

Price: $11.75

Publisher: New York, Anchor: 2010

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 8291

ISBN: 0767929462

Condition: New


B&W Photographs; 8.03 X 5.20 X 0.94 inches; 402 pages; Soft cover has a tan spine with black lettering. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his neighbors, white and black alike, in an insurrection against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. Knight's life story mirrors the little-known story of class struggle in the South--and it shatters the image of the Confederacy as a unified front a... View more info

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The Wagon

By: Johnston, Tony & James Ransome

Price: $15.25

Publisher: New York, Mulberry Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 10488

ISBN: 0688166946

Condition: Very Good


Color Illustrations; 11 x 9; 40 pages; Soft cover is oblong shaped. White spine with black lettering. Previous owner's name neatly written inside front cover. Light rubbing, scuffin, bumping to covers, upper corner has some bumping/curling on most pages. Pages not numbered; 40 pages. Vibrant paintings by James Ransome, throughout the book. A child is born into slavery and soon is working from dawn to dark for the master. Life is hard, but he never stops dreaming of a bet... View more info

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Rhythm Man Fifty Years in Jazz

By: Jordan, Steve, with Tom Scanlan

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Michigan Press: 1993

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 7283

ISBN: 0472082027

Condition: Very Good+


The Michigan American Music Series Series; Remainder; B&W Photographs; 8.99 X 6.02 X 0.58 inches; 176 pages; Soft cover has light shelf wear, rubbing, bumping and crease in upper front cover; sticker residue on back cover. Black remainder mark on bottom of text block. Black spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with 34 b/w photographs. Steve Jordan ( 1919 – 1993) was an American jazz guitarist. Jordan studied with Allan Reuss early in life,... View more info

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The Tao of Anthropology

By: Kelso, Dr. Alec J.

Price: $63.50

Publisher: Gainesville, FL, University Press of Florida: 2008

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7562

ISBN: 0813032628

Condition: Near Fine


9.30 X 6.20 X 1 inches; xvi, 302 pages; Hard cover is blue with darker blue cloth spine with gold lettering. Sticker and sticker residue on back cover. Blue endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. "...the essagys in this collection record an episode along the path of anthropology's history, an episode with no decisive beginning or ending". List of contributors; index. View more info

Jamestown Rediscovery 1994--2004

By: Kelso, William M

Price: $31.25

Publisher: Richmond, VA, Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities: 2000

Seller ID: 8210

ISBN: 091756510X

Condition: As New


B & W and Color & maps; 8.90 X 6 X 0.50 inches; 217 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE. Soft cover has grey spine with white lettering on it. Slight rubbing to covers. Pages are clean and tight; appears to never have been read. Extensively illustrated with b/w and color photographs and drawings and maps. Jamestown Rediscovery 1994-2004" documents the discoveries of APVA's Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological team. Through text and full-color images, it illustrates th... View more info

Journal of a residence on a Georgian plantation in 1838-1839

By: Kemble, Fanny

Price: $16.25

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1961

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 8650

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; 6 X 8 3/4; lxvii, 415+ pages; Blue hard cover has gold lettering on spine. Boards have light shelf wear, bumping, rubbing. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. B/w frontispiece. Former owner's name neatly stamped on front end paper. Sections of DJ cut and glued to 3 front, blank pages. Edited by John A. Scott, with an introduction by same. First 53 pages are part of Scott's introduction. 2 appendices are original to the original text of 186... View more info

Milwaukee City by the Waters

By: Kimball, Bob & Bob Uecker

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Memphis, TN, Towery Publishing, Inc.: 2001

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7473

ISBN: 1881096874

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Urban Tapestry Series Series; Photographs; 9 x 12 1/4; 446 pages; Hard cover has slight bumping with copper colored lettering on front and spine. Tan end papers. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color and b/w photographs. This book is a pictorial love letter to the city of Milwaukee. Oversized, 5#. View more info

The Martha Washington Cook Book: Third Edition

By: Kimball, Marie

Price: $11.00

Publisher: North Canton, OH, Murray Broach Productions: 2005

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 5941

Condition: Near Fine


Soft cover is cream colored with brown lettering on front and black lettering on spine. End papers are b/w monochrome drawing of the gardens at Mt. Vernon. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Originally published in 1940 by Coward-McCann, New York City. Third edition, copyright James Direct, Inc. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Sections are a biography of Martha Washington, wife of George Washington; different types of foods; index. A great insight into how a... View more info

Faulkner's revision of Absalom, Absalom! A collation of the manuscript and the published book

By: Langford, Gerald

Price: $19.75

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7065

ISBN: 0292701136

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


7 x 10 1/4; ix, 362 pages; Book has some shelf wear and bumping. DJ has sunning/rubbing, scuffing, most edges have some nicking, crinkling or small closed tears. DJ is complete in a mylar cover. Hard cover is brown with silver lettering in a black box on the spine. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Between pages 22-23 is a 4 page fold out with pages 1, 3, 7 and last page of original manuscript. "...is a study of the creative process...Portions of the o... View more info

The Ten Million Mile Man

By: Laplante, Robert J. & Bob LaPlante

Price: $55.25

Publisher: Danbury, CT, Netsource Dist Services: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8491

ISBN: 1582440263

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8.50 X 5.75 X 0.75 inches; x, 175 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED AND DATED ON FRONT END PAPER; RO LA PLANTE 10-10-05. LAID IN IS A CARD, ONE SIDE OF WHICH HAS A SAYING BY VOELKER, ABOUT FISHING. THE OTHER SIDE HAS A HAND PRINTED NOTE, SIGNED BY ROSE MARIE LA PLANTE. Hard cover is brown with silver lettering on spine. Stitched binding, very faint shelf wear. Leaf 93/94 appears as if touched with a damp finger. Slight rippling to side of page. DJ has faint rubbing a... View more info

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Bill Madden My 25 Years Covering Baseball's Heroes, Scoundrels, Triumphs and Tragedies

By: Madden, Bill

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC: 2004

Seller ID: 6104

ISBN: 1582615292

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Hardcover is black with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Illustrated with b/w photographs. "Bill Madden joined the 'Daily News' in 1978 after 9 years at United Press International, where he covered baseball, track and field and the Olympics. He was the 'Daily News' Yankee beat writer from 1980-88 before becoming the 'News'' national baseball columnist. In his 25 years with the 'News', Madden has broken numerous major baseball st... View more info

The Friendly Spinning Wheel

By: Malan, Allan and Deanna

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Stockbridge, MI, The Scribes: 1999

Seller ID: 6907

ISBN: 0965750302

Condition: Near Fine


INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS [ONE OF WHOM IS ALSO THE ILLUSTRATOR] ON THE FRONT END PAPER. Hardcover is glazed yellow ground with black lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with original b/w drawings. This novel is about nine year old Kati...." loves living on a Michigan farm with her German family during the late 19th century.....Nor, does she know that the year will hold many adventures...." gives a great pict... View more info

A Candle Within Her Soul Mary Elizabeth Mahnkey & Her Ozarks, 1877-1948

By: Massey, Ellen Gray

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Lebanon, MO, Bittersweet Inc: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7043

ISBN: 0934426716

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations, maps; 13.10 X 8.40 X 1 inches; xviii, 330 pages; SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half title page. Cover has slight shelf wear and few pages have a corner bent. Sticker on cover says "Golden Spur Finalist Western Writers of America". Illustrated with 23 b/w photos and maps, including two bound-in fold out maps at the rear of book. Some pages have yellow highlighting. Red spine with white lettering. 22 chapters plus notes; Prather and Mahnkey family charts; ... View more info

Liza Lou And the Yeller Belly Swamp

By: Mayer, Mercer

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Parents' Magazine Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2683

ISBN: 0819308013

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


Cover is illustrated with same picture as on DJ. Pages are clean and tight. Lavishly illustrated with vibrantly colored pictures. Endpapers illustrated with color pictures from story. Back of front endpaper is written: A. J. A. Winchester. U of M--Flint, Fall--76: Original form of this story [folk tale] is from an African tale 'The Clever Turtle'. It then is an Uncle Remus Tale 'Da Tar Baby--'. Appears to be a first edition. Pages not numbered. While Liza Lou is taking s... View more info

Problems Of The Postwar World A Symposium on Postwar Problems by Members of the Faculty of the Division of the Social Studies At the University of Wisonsin and Others

By: McCormick, Thomas Carson Tooke, editor

Price: $26.75

Publisher: New York, Mcgraw Hill Book Company: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4432

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Hardcover is blue with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. No markings; this is NOT a former library book. Stated first edition on title page. Divided into parts: Economic Policy; Government and Society; International Relations. Fascinating look by scholars at their world, as the events were unfolding, or had just occurred; not a retrospective from 10, 20 years or more later, but by people who had lived through these times and events; shaping their curren... View more info

Visualizing The Blues Images of the American South

By: McDaris, Wendy, editor; Foreward by John Grisham

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Memphis, TN, Dixon Gallery and Gardens: 2000

Seller ID: 5969

ISBN: 0945064047

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Hardcover is grey/green with silver lettering on spine. Purple endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of powerful color and b/w photographs by such renowned photographers as Margaret Bourke-White, Mathew Brady, Henri Cartier-Benson, Ralston Crawford, Jack Delano, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Clarence John Laughlin, Gordon parks, Andres Serrano, Doris Ulmann, Eudora Welty, Huger Foote, Birney Imes ... View more info

Country church and college town A history of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church, 1895-1995

By: McMahon, Sean Howard

Price: $15.25

Publisher: No Place, Fort Hill Presbyterian Church: 1994

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 8684

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Hardcover is green with gold lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. 21 b/w photographs and 7 tables. "Fort Hill's role in the Presbytarian branch of Christ's Church has, however, been as a very strong mission church...charter members...created the congregation to serve Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina..." Bibliography. ; B&W Photographs; 6 1/4 x 9 1/2; xi, 232 pages; DJ has light rubbing/scuffing; crease on b... View more info

Jefferson's Nephews A Frontier Tragedy

By: Merrill, Boynton

Price: $23.25

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 9752

Condition: Very Good+


Ex-Libris; Maps; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.40 inches; xv, 462 pages; Hard cover is grey cloth with white lettering on spine. Light rubbing, scuffing, bumping to boards. Previous owner's bookplate on front end paper. Pages are clean and tight, as if unused. Illustrated with 4 b/w maps and 4 figures. DJ has rubbing, scuffing, bumping, sunning, some closed tears. "Jefferson’s Nephews is superb. Mr. Merrill’s book is horridly fascinating, as absorbing, as gruesome, and as inte... View more info

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The 5Th Inning

By: Miller, E. Ethelbert

Price: $10.25

Publisher: Oakland, CA, PM Press: 2012

Seller ID: 10599

ISBN: 1604865210

Condition: New


Busboys And Poets Series; 7.2 X 4.5 X 0.6 inches; 172 pages; Soft cover has a white spine with black and brown lettering. The author's second memoir following Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer, this book finds poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller returning to baseball, the game of his youth, in order to find the metaphor that will provide the measurement of his life. Almost 60, he ponders whether his life can now be entered into the offi... View more info

Michigan's Thirty-Seven Million Acres Of Diamonds

By: Newnom, Clyde L

Price: $38.50

Publisher: Detroit, MI, The Book of Michigan Company: 1927

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 6088

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR to Hon. John R Clement, dated February 11, 1929. Hardcover is faux leather. Dark blue with dark blue raised lettering on spine. Front has a raised blue on blue map of Michigan and decorative border gold, raised lettering on front. Includes, at the rear, the glued in, fold out map of Michigan, which shows roads, motor buses, railroad and steamship lines. Overall, pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with dozens of b/w mpas and photographs.... View more info