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Blocton  The History of an Alabama Coal Mining Town, Adams, Charles Edward
1 Adams, Charles Edward Blocton The History of an Alabama Coal Mining Town
Cahaba Trace Commission 2001 0971191301 / 9780971191303 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Red cover with gold lettering. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.The saga begins with two entrepreneurs, Truman Aldrich and Cornelius Cadle, who created the Cahaba Coal Mining Company and pushed a railroad eight miles into the wilderness of Bibb County, Alabama to tap thick veins of coal deep underground. There, they built the town called Blocton. Beside the company town rose West Blocton. The social fabric of the two communities was extraordinary containing a tapestry of nationalities from Italians to Russian Jews, Slavs, and Welsh. Beautiful collectors grade copy of this book. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 339 pages 
Price: 48.95 USD
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Life and Letters of Peter and Susan Lesley, Ames, Mary Leslely
2 Ames, Mary Leslely Life and Letters of Peter and Susan Lesley
New York And London G.P. Putnam's Sons 1909 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue grey covers with gilt print. Two volume set that is the Knickerbocker Press edition. Volume 2 has crack forming on exterior hinge but not severe. Vol 1 has 526 pages and 15 illustrations, Volume 2 has 562 pages with 15 illustrations and a full index for both volumes. Joseph Peter Lesley (17 September 1819 1 June 1903) was an American geologist. He spent three years assisting Henry D. Rogers in the first geological survey of Pennsylvania. He also graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary and was licensed to preach by the presbytery of Philadelphia. He made extensive and important researches in the coal, oil, and iron fields of the United States and Canada and became State geologist of Pennsylvania in 1874.His wife, Susan Inches Lesley (1823-1904), was the daughter of Judge Joseph Lyman, of Northampton, Massachusetts. She married Prof. Lesley in 1849, and devoted herself to the work of organized charities in Philadelphia." Wikipedia Scarce if not rare two volume set. ; Vol. 1 & 2; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 79.97 USD
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The battle of Point Pleasant; an address by Landon C. Bell, Bell, Landon Covington
3 Bell, Landon Covington The battle of Point Pleasant; an address by Landon C. Bell
Bedford, Va The Peaks of Otter Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution 1931 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Paperback imprint of this famous address. Stored in an archival envelope with a hardside folder. Excellent condition. The Battle of Point Pleasant known as the Battle of Kanawha in some older accounts was the only major action of Dunmore's War. It was fought on October 10, 1774, primarily between Virginia militia and Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. Along the Ohio River near modern Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Indians under the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk attacked Virginia militia under Colonel Andrew Lewis, hoping to halt Lewis's advance into the Ohio Valley. After a long and furious battle, Cornstalk retreated. After the battle, the Virginians, along with a second force led by Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia, marched into the Ohio Valley and compelled Cornstalk to agree to a treaty, ending the war. (Wiki) Landon Covington Bell (1880-1960) was a lawyer and author who compiled/published vital records for several Virginia counties in the early 1900s (many of which are frequently cited in genealogical records for ancestors from "Southside" Virginia) He was industry advisor to the US Commerce Dept. under Sec. Hoover; and, he was an organizer of the Southern Coal Producers Assoc. He was a noted author of history and genealogy.; 16 pages 
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4 Boyd, Charles Rufus Resources of South-West Virginia Showing the Mineral Deposits of Iron, Coal, Zinc, Copper and Lead. Also the Staples of the Various Counties, Methods of Transportation, Access, Etc ...
John Wiley & Sons 1881 Third Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1881 printing, not reprint, but a third edition. Front hinge cracking. Has steel engravings. Folded color map in front has some tears at folds and around edges, but complete. The map says special edition and is a Geological Cross section map.There are other black and white fold out maps and tables. An textensive examination of the natural resources and economic advantages of southwestern Virginia, covering the counties of Montgomery, Pulaski, Wythe, Smyth, Washington, Giles, Bland, Tazewell, Russell, Scott, Lee, Wise, Buchanon, Floyd, Carroll, and Grayson, plus the adjacent North Carolina counties of Ashe and Alleghany. There is a description of each county's natural and economic resources -- mineral deposits, agriculture, water power, livestock, transportation, timber, manufacturing, etc. The illustrations include Hale's Falls, Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, Wythe Mines, Arsenic Spring, Washington Springs, Falls of Mill Creek, Holston Springs, Towers at Russell's Fall, Beatrice Falls. Rare. ; Illustrations; 0.75 x 9.69 x 7.44 Inches; 378 pages 
Price: 57.97 USD
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5 Campbell, J. L. Geology and Mineral Resources of the James River Valley Virginia, USA
G.P. Putman's Sons 1882 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
This is hardcover original first edition, not a repint. Brown cover with gold lettering. End paper and first few pages have damage, but does not affect text. Cover has spots and discoloration due to age. Folded maps in rear pocket appear to be photocopies. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 69.97 USD
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The coal miner's son, Drain, John
6 Drain, John The coal miner's son
Birmingham, AL J. Drain 1985 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Cream color with black lettering. The life story and family history of John Drain a coal miner from Bessemer, Alabama. Rare. ; Photos; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 9.97 USD
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The Geology and Coal Resources of the Coal-bearing Portion of Tazewell County, Virginia, Harnsberger, Thomas Kennerly.
7 Harnsberger, Thomas Kennerly. The Geology and Coal Resources of the Coal-bearing Portion of Tazewell County, Virginia
Charlottesville, VA University of Virginia, 1919 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Paperback, Bulletin No XIX. Photos and illustrations. Folded maps. Scarce if not rare.; 195 pages 
Price: 37.97 USD
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8 Hermelin, Samuel Gustaf Benzelstierna Report about the mines in the United States of America, 1783
Philadelphia PA The John Morton Memorial Museum 1931 PhotoCopy; Photocopy Manila Folder or Binder Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photocopy of the 1931 reprint in binder. Translated from the Swedish with Introduction and notes by Amandus Johnson. There was a lot of interest by Swedish miners about the mines in America due to the emphasis on Iron as a replacement metal for copper. A scholarly work for the time. ; Photocopy Only; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 82 pages 
Price: 22.97 USD
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Masonic Text Book with landmarks, ceremonies and forms for the use of lodges under the jurisdiction of the most worshipful Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of West Virginia, Long, Odell
9 Long, Odell Masonic Text Book with landmarks, ceremonies and forms for the use of lodges under the jurisdiction of the most worshipful Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of the State of West Virginia
The Grand Lodge 1928 21st Edition; First Impression Flexibound Fair with no dust jacket 
Flexible leather cover is worn with cracking to leather and chips. Contents in good conditon. End papers torn with Presentation by Coal Valley Lodge # 74 , Montgomery, West Virginia to J W. Matheny by Master P.C. Miller and Wm. Buckanan Secretary. Very light underlining. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.Rare Masonic book.; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 239 pages 
Price: 12.97 USD
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10 No Author Listed West Virginia Coal Mining Institute, 1971 Proceedings Spring Meeting April 23 & 24, Blue Field, W. Va.
White Sulphur Springs, Wva WVA Coal Mining Institute 1971 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Black cloth, gold print. Contains advertising section. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Advertisements; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 90 pages 
Price: 27.97 USD
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History Of Coal County, Oklahoma, Poe, Betty (editor)
11 Poe, Betty (editor) History Of Coal County, Oklahoma
Salem, MA George B. Hill 2003 0881070718 / 9780881070712 First Edition; Fourth Printing Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
As new condition. Black cover with gold print. Fully indexed. An extensive history of the area. Surnames indexed. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. Coal County was formed at statehood from the former Shappaway County (later renamed Atoka County) of the Pushmataha District of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory. A 3.5 miles (5.6 km) strip of Coal County was taken from the Pontotoc District of the Chickasaw Nation. Mining became a mainstay of the county's economy during the 1870s. The first coal mine opened on Chief Allen Wright's land. The industry activity peaked between 1910 and 1916, but declined sharply after World War I.; B&W Illustrations; 4to; 444 pages 
Price: 129.97 USD
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Annotated geological bibliography of Virginia, Roberts, Joseph K
12 Roberts, Joseph K Annotated geological bibliography of Virginia
Richmond, VA The Dietz Press 1942 First Edition Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Paperback cover has chips around edges and shows sun fading, otherwise very good condition. Very clean contents. Over 2500 entries.; University of Virginia bibliographical series; 4 pages 
Price: 26.97 USD
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History of the Manufacture of Iron in all ages, and particularly in the United States from Colonial Times to 1891. also a short history of Early Coal Mining in the United States, Swank, James M.
13 Swank, James M. History of the Manufacture of Iron in all ages, and particularly in the United States from Colonial Times to 1891. also a short history of Early Coal Mining in the United States
Bristol, Ct The American Iron and Steel Association 1892 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1892 second edition not a reprint. Black cover with gold lettering. Plastic cover for protection. Front hing starting to crack but book in otherwise fine condition. Former owners name in front. Fully indexed. 
Price: 134.97 USD
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Mineral Resources of Virginia, Watson, Thomas Leonard
14 Watson, Thomas Leonard Mineral Resources of Virginia
Lynchburg, VA J. P. Bell 1907 First Edition; Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
This is not a reprint but the original edition. Brown cover shows wear with rubs and tears at top of spine and at extremities. Hinges weak. Contents clean. Several fold out maps. Extensive illustrations and index. ; Photos, Maps, Illustrations 
Price: 59.97 USD
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