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Tennessee Books/Pamphlets
The Courageous Commoner-Carroll Reece
Item #: NEW-0017238

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Nice clean book, no dust cover issued. This is a biography of Andrew Johnson.  Printed in 1962. 168 pages.

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Sam Davis-Confederate Hero-Whitley
Item #: NEW-0017216

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This is a scarce little book which tells the story of young Sam Davis who was hung for his refusal to reveal Confederate plans. The book was written by Edythe Johns Rucker Whitley in 1947. Sponsored by the Sam Davis Memorial Association and the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna Tennessee. His story takes 63 pages  The rest of the book consists of photos, geneological material on the Davis family. Some of the pages on Davis have pencil markings which marked the interest of the reader at one time. Some wear to the boards and top and bottom of spine. The color in the scan is not true to the book, which is actually grayish. 

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Price: $50.50 USD
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Diary-Capt William J Robinson C.S.A.
Item #: NEW-0017212

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65 page, mimeographed private printing by Lula Fain Moran Major. This is a compilation of several articles published by the Williamson County Historial Society in 1975. It also includes "The Autograph Book of William E DeMoss.

William J Robinson
William E DeMoss

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The Carmack-Cooper Shooting-Summerville
Item #: NEW-0017207

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This is a softbound book, 291 pages.  It is the full history of one the most prominent news story of the day, the day that then Senator Edward W Carmack was assassinated on the streets of Nashville by Robin J Cooper.

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Luke Lea of Tennessee-Tidwell
Item #: NEW-0017206

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This is a soft bound book written by Mary Louise Lea Tidwell.  330 pages and printed in 1993.  It is the story of one of the most interesting Tennessee politician. He founded the Nashville Tennessean in 1907, was elected to the U S Senate at age 32 and led a bizarre attempt to capture the Kaiser during World War II.  Many stories in this book.

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Calendar of Tennessee and King's Mountain Papers
Item #: NEW-0017196

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Compilation of historical papers, selected from the Draper Collection of Manuscripts. Lowest price on the web at the time of this listing.

Publisher: McDowell Publications, 1979
 Like New,  State Historical Society Of Wisconsin; Calendar of the Tennessee and King's Mountain Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts Hardcover 699 Pages

Tennessee Genealogy 

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Price: $47.70 USD
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Tombstone Inscriptions and Historical Manuscripts
Item #: NEW-0017195

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This is the first (1933)  edition of the book which is worn and well used.  Useful for the genealogist. Book stamp of the Colonial Dames of America and an owners stamp on the back of the front board.The dedication and title page are loose but the rest of the book is still bound, though shaky. Compiler and author was Jeannette Tilllotson Acklen.

 Tombstones Inscriptions and Historical Manuscripts (Tennessee)

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Tennessee Divorces 1797-1858-Bamman
Item #: NEW-0017194

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121 pages in this soft bound book.  This is a reprint.  It contains material from 750 "Legislative Petitions and Acts".  There is some pretty interesting reading in this little book by Gale W Bamman, C G & Debbie W. 
Spero.  

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Price: $35.00 USD
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Footsteps Along the Harpeth-Ilene J Cornwell
Item #: NEW-0017111

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This is a nineteen page pamphlet written by Ilene Cornwell in 1970.  Doug Underwood furnished the photographs. This first printing focuses on Bellevue. 

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The Real Bettie Page-Richard Foster-1998 Edition
Item #: NEW-0017043

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This is a Nashville girl who gained everlasting renown as a pinup girl. This is from  Wikipedia. Bettie Mae Page was an American model who gained a significant profile in the 1950s for her pin-up photos. Often referred to as the "Queen of Pinups", her jet-black hair, blue eyes, and trademark fringe have influenced artists for generations. Her later life was spent in obscurity. Good condition. 

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A Murder In Music City-Michael Bishop
Item #: NEW-0017024

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This is a softbound book which everyone in Nashville is reading.  It is the story of the author's one man crusade to discover the true killer of a young girl in 1964.  It involves a former Mayor and other prominent citizens as well as an innocent man being framed.  Excessive postage will be refunded 

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Tennessee Democracy-History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
Item #: NEW-0016994

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This is a set of four volumes of Tennessee Democracy: a History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present.  This is a rare set and I was unable to find a complete on available on line. It begins with the founding of Tennessee and its prominent members. The next two volumes has short histories of prominent Tennesseans and the final volume covers prominent politicians in the 1930's.  There are some photographs.

 Publisher was the Democratic Historical Association, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee, 1930. Leatherette binding with embossed decoration on cover.  The scan of one of the books is characteristic of the other three books.  The gold gilt is worn. Excessive postage paid will be refunded.


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Speaking of Union Station-Oral History of a Nashville Landmark
Item #: NEW-0016978

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Soft bound book with 122 pages.  Published by the Union Station Trust Fund in 1977.  Nice history  of  this historic railroad through Nashville's history.  Small dingy area on the closed pages and a small spot on the cover.

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Faces In a Nashville Arcade-Herschel Gower
Item #: NEW-0016977

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Soft bound book, 174 pages by Herschel Gower. Published in 1983.  It consists of fictional stories based in Nashville.  Numbers and price written in ink on the fly page.

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Art of Tennessee-Frist Center
Item #: NEW-0016976

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Hardcover. 375 pages, as new.  This is a compilation of the art which is displayed in the Frist Center of the visual arts located in Nashville Tennessee.  

Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Price: $42.50 USD
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Collection of Carl and Otto Giers-Nashville-Hoobler
Item #: NEW-0016970

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This soft bound book is from the Images of America series.  Nashville.  James Hoobler is the author who was given access to the original photographs of father and son. 127 pages and notes I made in pencil on the front fly page.

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Nashville Interiors-Amelia Whitsitt Edwards
Item #: NEW-0016941

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Softbound booklet with 112 pages of photographs of Nashville interiors.  1866 to 1920

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Tennessee Centennial-Nashville-1897
Item #: NEW-0016934

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Soft bound book.  123 pages. History and photos from the Tennessee Centennial Exposition which was held in Nashville in 1897.  Author is Bobby Lawrence.

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Nashville Brewing-Scott R Mertie-Gerst Book
Item #: NEW-0016933

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This is a soft bound book which gives the history of Gerst Beer.  It includes several photographs. 127 pages

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Chronicles of the Cumberland Settlements-Paul Clements
Item #: NEW-0016931

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Paul Clements undertook the project of a life time, compiling all the records of the settlements in Tennessee between the years of 1770 and 1796.  780 pages in a large format of 11 by 9 inches. Clements  pulled together the known available histories of the early pioneers, including the Indian tribes, a project of gigantic proportions.  Self published by the Frist Foundation and Clements and the book quickly sold out.  The book was published in 2012  and quickly sold out.  It is now going for between $200 and $3000 + on the internet.  I

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Price: $150.50 USD
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Southern Epic-Nashville Through Two Hundred Years
Item #: NEW-0016928

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Title of this book is Southern Epic, Nashville through two hundred years.
Hallmark Pub, 1996. Hardcover. Very Good/very good with nice dust jacked. Signed by author James Summerville on half-title page, 11 inches, 192 pages, illustrations throughout, ribbon place marker, marbled endpapers, brown coated paper over boards with gilt titles, and color illustrated jacket. 

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Tennessee Silversmiths-Benjamin Caldwell
Item #: NEW-0016923

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Tennessee Silversmiths by Benjamin Hubbard Caldwell  Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, 1989,  Excellent condition.  228 pages.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
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Touring Tennessee-Ridley Wills II
Item #: NEW-0016922

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Wonderful 246 pages of postcards from various Tennessee towns.  Published in 1976 by the Hillsboro Press in Franklin Tennessee. Ridley has signed it on the title page.

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General Jackson's Lady-Mary French Caldwell
Item #: NEW-0016913

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Publisher: By the author Mary French Caldwell with the cooperation of the Ladies' Hermitage Association, Nashville, TN, 1936
First edition.. Used - Good  Bound in blue cloth over boards. Spine is somewhat sunned. Historically this book has been sold for $200 and up. Fly page in front was torn off, probably to disguise a previous owner.

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Price: $45.50 USD
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Tennessee Old and New-1796-1946
Item #: NEW-0016908

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This is the sesquicentennial edition published by the Tennessee Historical Society.  This is volume 1 of a two volume set. 490 pages, clean interior and minor wear to the boards.

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Price: $20.50 USD
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Nashville That Was-Charlene Cullop
Item #: NEW-0016899

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Publisher: Spectro Graphics, Nashville, 1978
Soft Cover--Stapled. Used - Good. . Historic sepia-toned photos of old Nashville buildings and scenes

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The History of Belle Meade-Ridley Wills II
Item #: NEW-0016897

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Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press, 1991
Used - Very Good. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Soft cover.  This book is a fascinating read.  Belle Meade Mansion, Plantation, and Stud horses.


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Nashville-Alfred Leland Crabb
Item #: NEW-0016896

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This is a first edition, as stated.  1960.  This is worn copy and has an inked presentation on the fly page.  Rare unsigned book by Crabb :)

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Nashville's Mother Church-William U Eiland
Item #: NEW-0016894

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This is a soft bound booklet which gives the history of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Tennessee.  Minor wear, 94 pages.

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Notably Nashville Cook Book-Jr League
Item #: NEW-0016892

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First printing in 2003,  271 pages.  Only defect is presentation in ink writing opposite the front board.

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The Nashville I Knew-Jack Norman
Item #: NEW-0016882

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United States Hardcover, 249 pages.  Author was Jack Norman Sr. who was a great story teller.
Publisher: Rutledge Hill Press, Nashville, TN, U.S.A., 1974.  Minor wear to dust cover but one page has a heavy crease, which was probably accidental.

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Yesterday's Nashville-Carl F Zibart
Item #: NEW-0016881

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Publisher: E.A. Seemann Publishing, Miami, FL., 1976. Presumed First Edition, 144 pages full of illustrations of Nashville and authored by Carl Zibart. Inked signature of a former owner.  Wear to the dust cover. Clean interior.  Photographs of Nashville and it’s buildings and citizens.

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Nashville A Short History and Selected Buildings-
Item #: NEW-0016879

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Publisher: Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County, Tennessee, 1974.  Hardcover book organized by Eleanor Graham.  Long inked inscription by a previous owner on the fly page.  281 pages with the photo and description of the buildings.  Clean interior but stain on the closed pages in a small area.

Shipping Weight: 1.1 lbs
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Old Days In Nashville-Jane Thomas
Item #: NEW-0016878

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This is a facsimile reproduction,  Limited Edition by Charles Elder, Nashville, Tn. Added to that is an historical sketch of Nashville as of 1854 by J G M Ramsey.  Signature of a previous owner on the fly page and a book plate of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.  pasted in on the back of the title page. 190 pages.  The sketches first appeared in a newspaper and then it was printed in book form. for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897.  Clean interior pages but the dust cover is worn.

Shipping Weight: 1.1 lbs
Price: $16.50 USD
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Nashville-A Pictorial History-Adams-Revised
Item #: NEW-0016877

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This book was produced by George Rollie Adams and Ralph Jerry Christian in 1988.  It covers the founding of Nashville up to and including the formation of the Metropolitan government.  251 pages full of illustrations. Please see the scan of the dust cover where some critter got a hold of it.  There is a lesser damaged area on the handsome boards.

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
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Cultural Life in Nashville 1825-1860-Davenport
Item #: NEW-0016875

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The is a worn hard back book written by F Garvin Davenport and published by The University of North Carolina Press in 1941. First Edition but no dust cover.  Some of the subjects are Educational Opportunities, Nashville Physicians and Medical Science, Religious Leaders-and the Theater.  232 pages, which are clean.  The boards are stained.

Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
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African-American History of Nashville Tennessee 1780-1930
Item #: NEW-0016874

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This book was written by Bobby L Lovett.  It was published in 1999. This is a soft bound book with 314 pages.  Minor wear.

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Nashville 1790-1860-Anita Shafer Goodstein
Item #: NEW-0016873

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Publisher was the University of Florida Press. Pristine condition except for fainter print on two pages. Published in 1989.  This is a fairly scarce book.

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Nashville Its Life and Times-Jesse C Burt
Item #: NEW-0016872

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Nashville Tennessee Book Company 1959 First Edition. Hardcover in good condition but dust cover is very worn.  Signed by author on fly page and a previous owner’s name written in as well.  Clean interior. Stories about early Tennesseans and the different ages up till the date of the book.

Shipping Weight: 1.1 lbs
Price: $12.50 USD
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Record of Commissions of Officers-Tennessee Militia
Item #: NEW-0016857

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Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1977- Hardback with crumpled pages in middle of book.  8.40 X 5.70 X 1 inches; Reprint edition with an added index. 

Record of Commissions of Officers In the Tennessee Militia, 1796-1815

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Big Wheels and Little Wagons-Ed Huddleston
Item #: NEW-0016851

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Soft bound booklet that is quite scare.  Facsimile reproductions of interesting stories published in the Nashville Banner.in 1959. Seventy nine pages, book measures 9 X 8 inches.  Some wear and staining. Illustrations and photos.  Interesting stories for those interested in Nashville history. 

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $37.50 USD
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Historic Photos of Nashville-Jan Duke
Item #: NEW-0016844

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Publisher: Turner Publishing Company, 2005  Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover.  Excessive postage will be refunded.

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
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Memoirs of a Southern Woman-Mary Polk Branch
Item #: NEW-0016761

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1912. BRANCH, Mary Polk. Memoirs of a Southern Woman "within the Lines" and a Genealogical Record. Chicago: The Joseph G. Branch Publishing Co., [1912]. 1st ed. 107pp. Portrait frontis., illus., portraits. Orig. cloth-backed pictorial boards. A very nice copy and it is very rare.  Only one listing on the web at the time of this listing and it was $500. The book describes her childhood, marriage, and social activities in the antebellum South. Branch's family became deeply involved in the Civil War: her uncles, cousins, and brothers all held leadership positions in the Confederate army. She describes conditions in the South immediately following the war, praising the "kukluxers" for filling the need for order during Reconstruction. The final section is family geneaology.  Grab this one while you can.

Note:  Mary's father was a cousin to President James K Polk and her uncle was Confederate General Leonidas Polk.  Her husband was brother to Confederate General Lawrence O'Brian Branch.

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Price: $325.50 USD
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Nashville since the 1920's-Don Doyle
Item #: NEW-0016733

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Publisher: University of Tennessee Press, U.S.A., 1985.  Very light wear to dust cover, inked name of a previous owner on fly page.

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
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Nashville in the New South-18801930-Waller
Item #: NEW-0016732

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University of Tennessee Press.  Published in 1985. Nice dust cover, no markings.

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Nashville 1900 to 1910-William Waller
Item #: NEW-0016731

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First Edition of this useful reference book on Nashville.  Two inked presentations on a blank page.  Clean interior.  Dust cover is so worn and damaged that it might as well be thrown away.

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
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Nashville in the 1980s-William Waller
Item #: NEW-0016730

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First edition on the book that has a foreword by Stanley Horn.  Vanderbilt University Press in 1970.  Dust cover, with price clipped off.  Minor tears in the dust cover.  Clean interior.  I can't tell you how many times I have used this for reference.

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
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Art Work of Nashville-Reprint
Item #: NEW-0016670

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 This is a hardcover book which measures 12 by 9 and a half inches. This is a reprint published by the Tennessee Historical Society,Whipporwill, Chicago
 Reproduction of the 1894 original edition, 48 pg. reference and index to the pictures laid in plus a 20 page supplemental to the index laid in. Other than an introduction by James Hobbler, the book consists of photographs of Nashville scenes from 1894 to 1901. Excellent condition.  Will be sent book rate, with excessive postage paid will be refunded.

Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Price: $155.50 USD
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Bank of Eagleville Depression Scrip
Item #: NEW-0016663

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Two uncirculated depression scrip notes dated March 4, 1933 and issued by the Bank of Eagleville, Tennessee.  One each of 25 cents and $1 denominations.

Shipping Weight: 0.2 lb
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The History of Early Tennessee Banks-Garland
Item #: NEW-0016660

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This is the significant work on Tennessee bank notes.  The valuation, of course is out of date but it is still a must for the Tennessee bank note collector,  The author, Paul Gardner has made a lengthy signed inscription to a fellow collector. This book was published in 1983.  Clean interior but some wear to the dust cover, including a long tear near the spine.

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Price: $127.50 USD
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