Published by Raleigh, 1839
46pp. Stitched. Lightly foxed, titlepage moderately so. Title with marginal tears. Good. Commencement speech praising the virtues of literature and warning of the dangers of politics. THORNTON 8273. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 56992.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48537
Published by Seaton Gales, Raleigh, 1849
16pp. Dbd. Lightly foxed. Very good. Fourth edition. Anti-slavery-themed address delivered at the University of North Carolina: "Disguise the truth as we may, and throw the blame where we will, it is Slavery which, more than any other cause, keeps us back in the career of improvement.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48539
Published by Chapel Hill, 1860
24pp. Original printed wrappers. Very good plus. Lauds the virtues of education and learning.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48544
Published by Raleigh, 1857
34pp. Original printed wrappers. Lightly foxed and soiled. Addressed and postmarked on rear cover. Very good. Address given at the University of North Carolina on the eve of the Civil War, in which the author decries the evils of the Northern free press and the dangers of oppression, while lauding the Founding Fathers and the glories of the Constitution.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48541
Published by London, 1928
li,219,pp. plus maps and plates. Frontis. Original boards. Very good in soiled dust jacket. Reprinted from the 1760 first edition. Includes a record of Walker's actions in the service of the colonial government against Spanish privateers off the Carolinas in 1740- 42, and his operations off Louisbourg in 1745. An important record of the international conflict of the War of the Austrian Succession as it played out in America, especially the South. This edition with introduction and notes by H.S. Vaughan. HOWES W36.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23683
Published by Raleigh, 1946
xxiv,313pp. plus frontispiece and numerous plates. Publisher's blue cloth, spine gilt, in original green printed dust jacket. Mild edge wear and soiling to dust jacket, a couple small pin stabs to spine cloth. Overall very good. A scarce and readable history of North Carolina printing from colonial times to 1946, with particular interest in the periods from 1749-1800 and 1871-1946. According to the Introduction by Josephus Daniels, this work encompasses "history, biography, industry, development, expansion, education, skill, enterprise and success.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM54090
Published by Raleigh, 1854
27pp. Original printed wrappers. Lightly foxed. Very good. Address delivered by former valedictorian Aaron V. Brown on the great progress of the expanding United States.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48542
Published by Raleigh, 1850
-103pp. Dbd. Foxed. Good. North Carolina State Senate Document No. 23. This bill created the office of superintendent of public roads in each county, and authorized him to take charge of the repair and maintenance of public roads, under pain of indictment and imprisonment. THORNTON 1075.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46556
Published by Joseph Allen, Philadelphia, 1848
252pp. plus advertisements. 12mo. Original full calf, leather label. Spine heavily chipped, edges and corners scuffed. Contemporary ownership signature on front flyleaf. Hinges tender. Mild foxing and soiling. Good. A later edition of the biography of Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion, compiled from information supplied by Gen. Peter Horry and written by the famed parson Mason Weems. HOWES H650 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50368
Published by Joseph Allen, Philadelphia, 1837
252pp., plus advertisements. 12mo. Original calf. Boards rubbed and cracking, spine rebacked. Ownership signatures on front pastedown and flyleaf. Lacking rear flyleaf. Dampstained, soiled and foxed. Fair. A later edition of the biography of Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion, compiled from information supplied by Gen. Peter Horry and written by the famed parson Mason Weems. Marion was a hero of the Revolution, and it was largely due to his actions and strategy that the turning point was reached in the South. HOWES H650 (ref). SABIN 33045.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50369
Published by William W. Holden, Raleigh, 1851
23pp. Original printed wrappers. Light wear to wrappers, spine partially perished. Minor foxing. Very good. Published by the order of the Dialectic Society, presented June 4, 1851.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48324
Published by Philadelphia, 1839
vi,-252pp. plus illus. 12mo. Contemporary three-quarter roan and cloth. Corners and spine rubbed. Very light scattered foxing. Good. A later edition, after the first of 1809, about which Howes comments, "no copy known." "General Horry furnished the facts, Parson Weems the rhetoric; so much of it that Horry became indignant and disclaimed all connection with the book. Unabashed, Weems continued its publication through many editions" - Howes. This is the 20th edition listed by Ford. HOWES H650. SABIN 33045.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49829
Published by Raleigh, 1853
31pp. Original printed wrappers. Minor soiling, three wax seals affixed to front wrapper, contemporarily postmarked and addressed on rear cover. Contents moderately foxed. About very good. This copy was mailed to William B. Rodman of Washington, N.C., and is addressed to him in a contemporary hand on the rear cover, with a postmark at Chapel Hill. SABIN 55219.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48325
Published by Raleigh, 1837
46pp. Dbd. Lightly foxed. Very good. Delivered in June 1837, Strange takes on the topic of Imagination and its importance to society. "Let it be the habit of your Imagination, thus comfortably to present the incidents of life to your consideration." AMERICAN IMPRINTS 46939.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48323
Published by Raleigh, 1845
16pp. Original printed wrappers. A few small chips at edges, contemporary ownership notations on each cover, contents lightly foxed. Very good. This copy was mailed to Rev. William Paisley of Greensboro, N.C. and is addressed to him on the rear cover. The front cover reads, "With the respects of D.S. Johnston.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48326
Published by Raleigh, 1843
18pp. Original printed wrappers. A few small chips at edges, minor soiling; contemporarily addressed on rear cover, internally clean. Very good. This copy was mailed to Mr. Thomas Smith David McDowall of Elizabeth Town in Bladen County, N.C., and is addressed to him in a contemporary hand on the rear cover.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48327
Published by The Record Job Office, [Greensboro, N.C., 1909
pp. Modern half morocco and cloth, spine gilt, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Chipping to edges of titlepage and top edge of all pages, not affecting text. Scattered soiling. Good. A pamphlet, from the Guilford Battle Ground Co., requesting assistance from the U.S. Government in maintaining the grounds as a tribute to the Battle of Guilford Court House. Contains brief excerpts from Tarleton and Greene, and a short narrative of the battle itself.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50332
Published by Printed by Jos. Gales & Son, Raleigh, 1832
16pp. Printed wrappers. Lightly and evenly toned. Very good. Anti-slavery-themed address delivered at the University of North Carolina: "Disguise the truth as we may, and throw the blame where we will, it is Slavery which, more than any other cause, keeps us back in the career of improvement." AMERICAN IMPRINTS 12570.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48538
Published by Edward J. Hale, Fayetteville, 1848
23pp. Dbd. Lightly foxed. Very good. Address given at the University of North Carolina on "the literary prospects of our beloved country." Published by order of the Society. Unusual for its Fayetteville imprint.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47964
Published by Raleigh, 1839
39pp. Original printed wrappers. Minor dampstaining and scattered foxing. Very good. A relatively early North Carolina imprint of this patriotic academic oration: "We are committed.to the support and preservation of the Union by every consideration which can address itself to our interests." SABIN 8450. THORNTON 1322.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16556
Published by Philadelphia, 1872
xvi,-557pp. Contemporary publisher's cloth, gilt. Cloth spotted, extremities worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf. About good. History written by the pastor of the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilmington, N.C. HOWES B387.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53333
Published by [Raleigh, 1862
8pp. 24mo. Self-wrappers. Minor toning, else fine. Noted as "No. 115" above the caption title, this pamphlet was apparently one of a series of religious allegorical publications. The General Tract Agency was perhaps the earliest Confederate tract publisher during the Civil War, established in mid-1861 by an interdenominational group in Raleigh. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 8756. CRANDALL 4689.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM43744
Published by Raleigh, 1856
23pp. Original printed wrappers. Light toning, minor foxing. Very good. A pro-Union address given at the University of North Carolina on the eve of the Civil War.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48540
Published by Guilford Battle Ground Company, Greensboro, 1906
19pp. Original printed wrappers bound into modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards. Bookplate on front pastedown. Near fine. Address given at the unveiling of the monument to General Nash at the Guilford Battle Ground, July 4, 1906.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47094
Published by Raleigh, 1840
18,pp. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers worn, spine nearly perished, wax remnants on front wrapper. Tideline throughout. A good copy. This copy bears a presentation inscription from John H. Bryan, one of the Trustees and a member of the Executive Committee, on the interior of the front wrapper. Includes a list of the faculty, the students, and an explanation of the course of instruction, noting especially the classical texts used each year. Scarce.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM31904
Published by Guilford Battle Ground Company, Greensboro, 1901
17pp. Original printed wrappers bound into modern half morocco and marbled boards. Bookplate on front pastedown. Near fine. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought May 15, 1781.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47130
Published by Printed at the Recorder Office, Raleigh, 1846
26pp. Original yellow printed wrappers, rear wrapper lacking. Front wrapper and outer leaves lightly stained. Contemporary inscription at head of titlepage. A good copy. Includes a lengthy attack on books that "deprave the taste and corrupt the affections." Moore writes: "This species of reading, quickly becomes a passion, creates a dreamy existence, from which the victim awakes with the same restless feelings, as does the confirmed eater of opium; both alike, find life intolerable, without the poison, which first imparted, and now, at once, continues the disease and furnishes a momentary comfort." He follows these remarks with similarly stern observations on public service and the dangers of infidelity. Contemporary inscription on titlepage reads: "With the respects of H. Norwood.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48264
Published by The Raleigh News Steam Job Print, Raleigh, 1877
xii,,357pp. plus leaf of errata. Contemporary brown cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt, slightly faded. Author inscription on front flyleaf. Mild toning, very light scattered foxing. Very good. First edition of this work detailing the revolutionary history of North Carolina. Hunter focuses on various counties in western North Carolina, with biographical sketches enhancing his narrative. Also included are interesting additions such as "The Ladies of the Revolutionary Period" and "Route of the British Army through Mecklenburg and Rowan Counties." This copy has been inscribed by the author. HOWES H810.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49997
Published by [N.p., 1891
12pp. Original printed wrappers. Moderate chipping, a few short tears, and minor soiling to wrappers, light vertical crease throughout. Good. A short biography of Gen. Joseph Martin, who had a varied and very interesting career. He was a brigadier general in the Virginia militia during the Revolutionary War, worked as a Cherokee Indian agent, and served in the legislatures of Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina. Martinsville, Virginia is named after him. Scarce.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48937
Published by John Murray, London, 1859
Three volumes. xvi,560; vi,577,; vi,621pp. plus portrait frontispiece, folding genealogical table, and two folding maps. Contemporary three-quarter calf and pebbled cloth, gilt spine titles. Noticeable abrading and wear to the bindings. Library bookplate on each front pastedown from the Royal United Service Institution's lending library, modern bookplate on rear pastedown of each volume, and a near-contemporary ink notation on each titlepage identifying the set as from the "Officer's Library 2 / 12th Regt. 23/4/75." Otherwise a clean copy. Good. First edition of all three volumes. A massive collection of Cornwallis's correspondence from the beginning of his service in the American Revolutionary War to his death in 1805, a difficult set to procure in total. The two folding maps provide a snapshot of Cornwallis's military campaigns in America and India; the genealogical table shows Cornwallis's family history beginning with Thomas Cornwallis, the Sheriff of London in 1378. "Includes much curious and important matter, by various eminent contemporaries, relating to the American War, etc." - Sabin. Scarce. SABIN 16812.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49065