ABookLegacy    

 Hard to Find and Rare Books

 Americana, Local History, Genealogy, Religion, Military

 Author Signed, First Editions, and others! 

Quick Search

Title
Author
Description
Keyword
Book Number
Advanced Search
 
 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
A Book Legacy

Promote Your Page Too
Sign Up Today for Newsletter and Discounts!





Email Marketing by VerticalResponse
 
Browse By Category
African American
Alabama
Alaska
Americana
Archaeology
Arizona
Arkansas
Art
Astronomy
Autobiography
Biography
Books On Books
Business- See Scholarly
California
Canada
Children
Colorado
Comics
Connecticut
Cookbook

View Other Categories
 
 
 

Search

Click on Book Title to view full description

 
Official Inaugural Program Honoring Governor George C. Wallace, January 14, 1963, Alabama
1 Alabama Official Inaugural Program Honoring Governor George C. Wallace, January 14, 1963
Montgomery, AL Inaugural Committee 1963 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Blue and white cover with photo of George C. Wallace. George Corley Wallace, Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as a Democrat: 1963–1967, 1971–1979 and 1983–1987. Wallace has the third longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,848 days. After four runs for U.S. President (three as a Democrat and one on the American Independent Party ticket), he earned the title "the most influential loser" in 20th century U.S. politics, according to biographers Dan T. Carter and Stephan Lesher.A 1972 assassination attempt left Wallace paralyzed, and he used a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. He is remembered for his Southern populist and segregationist attitudes during the mid-20th century period of the African-American civil rights movement and activism, which gained passage of federal civil rights legislation in the mid-1960s to enforce constitutional rights for all citizens. He eventually renounced segregationism but remained a populist.(Wikipedia); Photographs, Illustrations 
Price: 59.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Black history; past and present (Author Signed), Allen, James E
2 Allen, James E Black history; past and present (Author Signed)
Exposition Press 1971 0682473227 / 9780682473224 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed to "Frederick Douglass, James Egert Allen" on end paper. This may be the grandson of the famous Frederick Augustus Douglass an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman who lived in the late 1800's. Endpapers have discoloration from age. Dust has some small tears and spotting. (See Scan) Excellent historical information about notable African American people in history. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Rare signed copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 89.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Remarks on the Slavery Question In a Letter to Jonathan Phillips, Esq., Channing, William E.
3 Channing, William E. Remarks on the Slavery Question In a Letter to Jonathan Phillips, Esq.
Boston, MA James Munroe and Co. 1839 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Brown paper cover with handwritten title. Endpaper missing thus book starts with Title page. Yellowing and some foxing to pages due to age. This is the original 1839 printing and not a reprint or digital printing. This book is culturally important as it discloses the slavery question early in the century and may be considered as one of the primary source publications on the subject of African American's and slavery. It was written by William Ellery Channing (April 7, 1780 – October 2, 1842) was the foremost Unitarian preacher in the United States in the early nineteenth century and along with Andrews Norton, (1786-1853), one of Unitarianism's leading theologians. He was known for his articulate and impassioned sermons and public speeches, and as a prominent thinker in the liberal theology of the day. Channing's religion and thought were among the chief influences on the New England Transcendentalists, though he never countenanced their views, which he saw as extreme. The beliefs he espoused, especially within his "Baltimore Sermon[1]" of May 5, 1819, at the ordination of a future famous theologian and educator in his own right, Jared Sparks, (1789-1866), as the first minister (1819-1823) of the newly organized (1817) "First Independent Church of Baltimore" (later the "First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (Unitarian and Universalist)"). Here he espoused his principles and tenets of the developing philosophy and theology of "Unitarianism" resulted in the organization later in 1825 of the first Unitarian denomination in America (American Unitarian Association) and the later developments and mergers between Unitarians and Universalists resulting finally in the Unitarian Universalist Association of America in 1961. Channing was writing in response to Henry Clay's speech on slavery. Now you can own an original 1839 printing of this famous work. Scarce. 
Price: 99.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
4 Cochran, Louis Halleujah, Mississippi A Memorable Portrait of a Southern Town [Signed]
New York, NY Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Grey cover with red lettering. A recreation of the turn of the century world in a southern town. Price clipped. Small chips in Dust. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover.. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 
Price: 11.38 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Heritage of Sumter County, Alabama, Committee
5 Committee The Heritage of Sumter County, Alabama
Clanton, Al Heritage Publishing Consultants 2003 1891647644 / 9781891647642 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Blue cover with gilt decorations in a handsome leatherlike binding. Contains historical and genealogical information. Sumter County is located in the west-central part of Alabama in the Black Belt region. Sumter was also the birthplace of Ruby Pickens Tartt, who helped to collect African American narratives and local musical traditions, and of Vera Hall Ward, a blues singer whom Tartt helped bring to fame. The county also was home to Julia S. Tutwiler, pioneer advocate of women's education, prison reform, and women's rights, and who wrote the state song. Sumter County was created by the Alabama legislature on December 18, 1832, from former Choctaw Indian lands ceded to the United States in the Choctaw Treaty of 1830, also known as the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek. Sumter County was named in honor of Gen. Thomas Sumter of South Carolina, a Revolutionary War hero. ; The Heritage of Alabama Series; Vol. 60; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 297 pages 
Price: 149.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
6 Eason, Rev. James Henry Sanctification or Fanaticism A sketch of the life and labors of Rev. James Henry Eason
No Publisher Listed 1897 PhotoCopy; First Impression Manila Folder or Binder Very Good with no dust jacket 
Very rare photocopy of book on sanctification.. If there was a title page it is missing. Table of contents, introduction, and preface all complete. Written by a black minister in Alabama around 1900. There is no photo or engraving of author in this book as may have been the case in some printings. Introduction by C. L. Fisher, Minister at Sixteenth Street Church, Birmingham, Alabama. Sketch of his life and labors by Alice A. Bowie of the Anniston Normal and Industrial College, Anniston, Alabama. Eason was a graduate of Selma University and the Richmond Theological Seminary in 1890 with the B.D. degree. On graduation he became a professor of Mathematics at Selma (AL) University. In 1891 he was ordained to take charge of the Union Baptist Church, Marion, Ala. Rev. Eason was a very prominent man in Alabama. Very rare if not unique. ; Photocopy Only; 8 1/2 x 11; 120 pages 
Price: 29.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The South African Quirt  (Author Signed), Edmonds, Walter D.
7 Edmonds, Walter D. The South African Quirt (Author Signed)
Little Brown & Co (T) 1985 0316211532 / 9780316211536 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by author. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. First Edition stated. Little, Brown & Co., Boston 1985. Good/Good dust jacket condition. THE SOUTH AFRICAN QUIRT IS A CLASSIC TALE OF A BOY'S RITE OF PASSAGE, DRAMATICALLY HEIGHTENED BY THE TERRIFYING STRUGGLE THE BOY, NATTY DUNSTON, MUST UNDERGO AT THE HANDS OF HIS TYRANNICAL FATHER.... May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 1 x 8.4 x 5.8 Inches; 186 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 11.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Samson The Hero and the Man: the Story of Samson (Bible in History / La Bible Dans L'Histoire), Galpaz-Feller, Pnina
8 Galpaz-Feller, Pnina Samson The Hero and the Man: the Story of Samson (Bible in History / La Bible Dans L'Histoire)
Berne Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften 2006 3039108522 / 9783039108527 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Books looks new unread. Pnina Galpaz-Feller is lecturer in Bible and the Ancient Near East at the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. With this book, she has written an interesting study on the biblical figure of Samson. She illuminates the themes touched upon in the biblical story with numerous examples of similar stories from the Ancient Near East and practices in different cultures (i.e., India, African tribes, etc.). Furthermore, she explains Samson’s behaviour with the help of modern psychological insights.; Judges 13-16; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 334 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Piney Woods and its Story  (Author Signed), Jones, Laurence C.
9 Jones, Laurence C. Piney Woods and its Story (Author Signed)
New York Fleming H. Revell 1922 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Original First Edition, not a reprint.. Rare inscribed copy "To Mrs. C. B. Hartwick in the spirit in which you have helped us. Sincerely Laurence C. Jones, Buxton, Miss. , may 9th, 1923." Slight browning to end papers. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.The Piney Woods Country Life School (or The Piney Woods School) is a co-educational independent historically African-American boarding school for grades 9-12 in Piney Woods, Mississippi. It is one of four remaining historically African-American boarding schools in the United States. It is currently the largest African-American boarding school, as well as being the second oldest continually operating African-American boarding school. Today the curriculum at Piney Woods combines strict discipline, Christian teaching and chores with classroom instruction. More than 98 percent of Piney Woods' graduates go on to attend colleges, including Xavier University, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, Smith College, Harvard University, Vassar College, Tufts University and Amherst College. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. The author was born Nov. 21, 1882 and grew up in Missouri. He attended tue University of Iowa at Iowa City and received the bachelor of philosophy in 1907. It was at the University where he heard the President, Dr. George E. MacLean use the phrase "Noblesse Oblige" which became his motivation to start the Piney Woods school for disadvantaged and poor children of the area. He became known as "The Little Professor". Rare work. ; Mylar Cover on Dust ; Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 154 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 89.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
10 Klavan, Andrew Hunting Down Amanda (Author Signed)
William Morrow 1999 0688168957 / 9780688168957 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Lonnie Blake's wife was brutally murdered three years ago, leaving him a shattered man . . . until he crosses paths with Carol, who shares his bed and fulfills his fantasies for a single night. For her, the affair is strictly business, but for Lonnie, the echo of lost love is irresistible. Buoyed by happiness he hasn't felt for years, he sets out to track Carol down -- and finds he's not the only one on her trail.

Someone has dispatched a team of ruthless killers to hunt down Carol and her five-year-old daughter, Amanda. Suddenly Lonnie's search for love becomes a desperate fight for survival, a life-and-death race to discover little Amanda's earth-shaking secret and protect a woman and child he has come to cherish. Fast-paced, electrifying, and filled with unexpected twists and shocking turns, this is a thriller that takes off fast and accelerates all the way to its riveting climax.Lonnie Blake's wife was brutally murdered three years ago, leaving him a shattered man . . . until he crosses paths with Carol, who shares his bed and fulfills his fantasies for a single night. For her, the affair is strictly business, but for Lonnie, the echo of lost love is irresistible. Buoyed by happiness he hasn't felt for years, he sets out to track Carol down -- and finds he's not the only one on her trail.Someone has dispatched a team of ruthless killers to hunt down Carol and her five-year-old daughter, Amanda. Suddenly Lonnie's search for love becomes a desperate fight for survival, a life-and-death race to discover little Amanda's earth-shaking secret and protect a woman and child he has come to cherish. Fast-paced, electrifying, and filled with unexpected twists and shocking turns, this is a thriller that takes off fast and accelerates all the way to its riveting climax. ; 1.4 x 9.4 x 6.6 Inches; 384 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.97 USD

Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
11 Leidholdt, Alexander S. Standing Before The Shouting Mob
Tuscaloosa, AL The University of Alabama Press ca 2000 1st Thus; First Impression Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
As new in shrink wrap. Mulitiple copies available! Possibly no publication date in item.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The African Veterinary Handbook, Mackenzie, P. Z. & Simpson, R. M.
12 Mackenzie, P. Z. & Simpson, R. M. The African Veterinary Handbook
Nairobi, Africa SIR Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. 1956 1st Edition stated Hardcover Good in Poor dust jacket 
Browning to end papers, title page, and edges. . Chapters on diseases, parasites, first aid, etc. Fully indexed. dust (poor condition) in mylar cover to stop further damage. Rare.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 260 pages 
Price: 22.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Story Of A Slave Slavery's Social Evil, No Author Listed
13 No Author Listed The Story Of A Slave Slavery's Social Evil
Unknown UNknown c1900 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Fair with no dust jacket 
Rare Pulp (paperback) printing story of the slave Paul who is seduced by the white mistess Virgina. No wonder there is no author or publisher mentioned. Yellowing pages show age and becoming brittle. Set in Louisianna. The writer makes you believe he is Paul and he will never betray Virgina's true identity. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. very rare.; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 192 pages 
Price: 99.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Roaming the Mountains with John Parris, Parris, John
14 Parris, John Roaming the Mountains with John Parris
Ashville, N.C. Citizen-Times Publishing Company 2016 Later; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
0997506903 Signed by author on endpaper. ohn Parris was a Sylva, North Carolina native. He was a true newspaper man from the tender age of 13 when he began writing for the local weekly, The Jackson County Journal, and as a correspondent for the Asheville Citizen-Times. In 1936 he moved to New York and became a bylined feature writer, then was sent by the United Press to London in 1941 where he covered the diplomatic run until 1944. He took a brief time out from his work in London to cover the North African invasion where he landed with the GIs at Arzew. Shortly thereafter he joined the Associated Press in London, holding the post of diplomatic correspondent until 1946 when AP transferred him New York to cover the United Nations. For his work with the Belgian underground he was decorated with the order of Chevalier of the Order of Leopold II. By 1947, Parris was ready to return to his beloved mountains in Sylva, NC, devoting the rest of his life to creative writing. In 1951, he became director of public relations of the Cherokee Historical Association and in February, 1955, began his beloved "Roaming the Mountains" column for The Asheville Citizen and the Citizen-Times. He co-authored two books, Springboard to Berlin and Deadline Delayed. Parris' writing and his subsequent collection of books, based on his newspaper column Roaming The Mountains with John Parris, is one of the last remaining true testaments to old newspaper style reporting. Parris traveled the mountains, detailing the life, culture and history of Western North Carolina from old timers that were still living and who shared with Parris their first hand experience of what life was like for early settlers and the generations that followed; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 260 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Slave Songs Of the Georgia Sea Islands, Parrish, Lydia
15 Parrish, Lydia Slave Songs Of the Georgia Sea Islands
New York Creative Age Press 1942 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Black cloth cover with picture . Red and silver lettering. Very clean contents small tear in top of spine otherwise fine condition. Music transcribed by Creighton Churchill and Robert MacGimsey, introduction by Olin Downes, the book represents 25 years of research by the author, Lydia Parrish, the wife of the famous artist and illustrator Maxfield Parrish, filled with music, maps, photos, and other illustrations. Includes chapters on Slave Songs and their preservation, African survivals on the Coast of Georgia, Afro-American Shout Songs, Ring-Play Dance and Fiddle Songs, Religious songs, Work Songs, and B ibliography. Also contanis a listo of the music and a listof illustrations. Complete bibliography. Scarce.; Musical score, photo, map; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages 
Price: 99.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Meet Addy  An American Girl, Book One, Porter, Connie & Melodye Rosales
16 Porter, Connie & Melodye Rosales Meet Addy An American Girl, Book One
Pleasant Company 1993 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by Connie Porter, author. Obtained at book fair where book was introduced. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Addy Walker's family is planning a dangerous escapefrom slavery in the summer of 1864. But before they can make the escape, the worst happens--Master Stevens decides to sell some of his slaves, including Poppa and Addy's brother, Sam. Addy and Momma take the terrible risk of escaping by themselves, hoping that the family eventually will be together again in Philadelphia. Set during America's own struggle over slavery, the Civil War, Addy's story is one of great courage and love--love of family and love of freedom. Rare signed copy. ; 8.50 X 7 X 1.30 inches; 69 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 19.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
17 Powell, Colin L. & Joseph E. Persico My American Journey An Autobiography
New York , NY Random House 1995 0679432965 / 9780679432968 Stated First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Almost new condition. White with blue spine and gold print. Signed on book plate on end paper. An excellent copy. Fully Indexed. Dust jacket in mylar (clear plastic) cover! We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 2.1 x 9.4 x 6.4 Inches; 656 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
My American Journey (Author Signed), Powell, Colin L. & Joseph E. Persico
18 Powell, Colin L. & Joseph E. Persico My American Journey (Author Signed)
Random House 1995 0679432965 / 9780679432968 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by author on endpaper. Not a book plate. Looks new. The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recalls his youth in the South Bronx, his military service in Germany and Korea, his experiences with discrimination, his tours in Vietnam, and his rise to the heights of America's political and military elite. Scarce. ; Photographs; 2.1 x 9.4 x 6.4 Inches; 656 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 89.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
19 Shepherd, Samuel C. Jr. Avenues of Faith Shaping the Urban Religious Culture of Richmond, Virginia, 1900-1929
University Alabama Press 2001 0817310762 / 9780817310769 Various Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Avenues of Faith documents how religion flourished in southern cities after the turn of the century and how a cadre of clergy and laity created a notably progressive religious culture in Richmond, the bastion of the Old South. Famous as the former capital of the Confederacy, Richmond emerges as a dynamic and growing industrial city invigorated by the social activism of its Protestants. By examining six mainline white denominations - Episcopalians, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, Disciples of Christ, and Lutherans - Samuel C. Shepherd Jr. emphasizes the extent to which the city fostered religious diversity, even as "blind spots" remained in regard to Catholics, African Americans, Mormons, and Jews. Shepherd explores such topics as evangelism, interdenominational cooperation, the temperance campaign, the Sunday school movement, the international peace initiatives, and the expanding role of lay people of both sexes. He also notes the community's widespread rejection of fundamentalism, a religious phenomenon almost automatically associated with the South, and shows how it nurtured social reform to combat a host of urban problems associated with public health, education, housing, women's suffrage, prohibition, children, and prisons. In lucid prose and with excellent use of primary sources, Shepherd delivers a fresh portrait of Richmond Protestants who embraced change and transformed their community, making it an active, progressive religious center of the New South.; Religion & American Culture; 1.33 x 9.6 x 6.46 Inches; 520 pages 
Price: 5.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
20 Shepherd, Samuel C. Jr. Avenues of Faith Shaping the Urban Religious Culture of Richmond, Virginia 1900-1929
Tuscaloosa, AL The University of Alabama Press 2001 0817310762 / 9780817310769 First Edition; Various Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Brown cover with gold lettering. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Extensive notes, bibliography, and index. Avenues of Faith documents how religion flourished in southern cities after the turn of the century and how a cadre of clergy and laity created a notably progressive religious culture in Richmond, the bastion of the Old South. Famous as the former capital of the Confederacy, Richmond emerges as a dynamic and growing industrial city invigorated by the social activism of its Protestants. By examining six mainline white denominations - Episcopalians, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, Disciples of Christ, and Lutherans - Samuel C. Shepherd Jr. emphasizes the extent to which the city fostered religious diversity, even as "blind spots" remained in regard to Catholics, African Americans, Mormons, and Jews. Shepherd explores such topics as evangelism, interdenominational cooperation, the temperance campaign, the Sunday school movement, the international peace initiatives, and the expanding role of lay people of both sexes. He also notes the community's widespread rejection of fundamentalism, a religious phenomenon almost automatically associated with the South, and shows how it nurtured social reform to combat a host of urban problems associated with public health, education, housing, women's suffrage, prohibition, children, and prisons. In lucid prose and with excellent use of primary sources, Shepherd delivers a fresh portrait of Richmond Protestants who embraced change and transformed their community, making it an active, progressive religious center of the New South. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 414 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
  1  2  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie