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Secrets of the Hopewell Box-James Squires
Item #: NEW-004966

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First Edition as stated. Published by Random House. Slight crumpling of dust cover at the top from shelf wear. Great political tale about corruption in politics in Nashville.

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Williamson Co Historical Society-Publication 12
Item #: NEW-004948

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Soft bound, Spring 1981. Articles on William Josiah McMurray, Crosses of Honor for Heroes, 1901, Christmas at the White House with the Polks, The Campbell Family of Williamson County, Garrison Creek, Devon Farm and Edward Hicks IV, The Hapmton Family, My Cherokee Indian Heritage, The Cherokee Indians in Tennessee, A Plantation Dispersed, and The Ghost of Will Biggers.

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History of Hickman County- Reprint-Spence-More
Item #: NEW-004928

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Soft bound booklet which is a reprint of Jerome and David Spence's book. Compiled in 1977. 195 pages. Smell of cigarettes. Alot of ink and pencil underling throughout part of the book. Homemade label has been placed on the spine. Important county history which is now scarce.
Included is a heavily used softbound booklet-Spence's History of Hickman County Name Index (Gilbert Edition) by Kitty Estes Savage. Some end pages are missing.  The names end with Wilkins.


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Williamson Co Historical Society-Publication 21
Item #: NEW-004881

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Soft bound booklet, Spring 1990. This issue commemorates the Battle of Franklin re-enactment. Poetry on Confederate Heroes, and articles on Mary Virginia Nichols Britt, who helped to preserve the Carter House, Essay on Brave Sam Davis, Confederate Cemetery, Franklin Battlefield, The Carter Cotton Gin, General Otho F Strahl, and article on the Battle of Franklin by T Patton Adams. The rest of the publication is a copy of portions of the book, Bright Skies and Dark Shadows by Henry M Field printed in 1890.

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Williamson Co Historical Society-Publication 20
Item #: TEN-004864

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Soft bound, Spring 1989, 152 pages. Some of the articles contained are: Two Young Ladies of the South, Early Recollections of Franklin, A School Called Battle Ground Academy, The House with the Glass Dome (Tennessee Centennial Expostion Building moved to Williamson County), A People With a Dream, Garrison Methodist Episcopal Church, Hardy Murfree, Nicholas Nichol Cox, Sneed Acres, History of McClanahan Hollow, The Roberts Family of Williamson County, the l909 Garrson Cyclone, Slavery in Williamson County, Burke Hollow, and Almost Heaven-Nolensville. C

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Williamson Co Historical Society-Publication 19
Item #: TEN-004863

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Soft bound, Spring 1988, 154 pages. Some of the articles include: Quilt Display, First Baptist Church, Franklin Tennessee, The Fannings of Williamson County, History of Fort Granger, Burwood-Early Settlers and Homes, Toward a History of Scientific Agriculture in Antebellum Williams County, Golden Summers, Memorial Gateway and Old Cemetery, The Middle Tennessee Railroad, The Confederate Spies Hanged at Franklin, and Some Notes On the History of Natchez Trace.

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Williamson Co Historical Society-Publication 17
Item #: TEN-004861

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Soft Bound, 130 pages, Spring 1986. Contains the following articles: Clubs and Civic Groups In Brentwood, Williamson County School Commissioners for the Year 1843, "Seven Stars", "A View From an Oak Tree", A walk Down Hillsboro Road, History of Triune, Early Hill Men in Williamson County, Tennessee Between 1786 and 1830, Old Town, The Petticoat Blockade

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Williamson Co Historical Society-Publication 16
Item #: TEN-004859

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Soft bound booklet, Spring 1984, 145 pages. Includes the following articles: Concord Baptist Church, Williamson County Jails, Past and Present, Williamson County and Stones's River Skirmishes, John B Youmans, M. D. ;Physician, Educator, Nutritionist, Gentleman Farmer, Peter and Green Pryor, Pioneer Children of Williamson County, History of Franklin Chapter #14, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Maury-Darby Building, the Oldest Building on Franklin's Public Square, Brentwood: A Rich Heritage, Arno's Wesley Chapel Methodist Church, and The Middle Tennessee Campaign of the Rankin Rifles.

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Williamson County Historical Society-Publication 9
Item #: TEN-004858

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Soft bound 128 page publication, Spring 1978. Includes the following articles: War Memorial Public Library, The Franklin Femle Institute, Drama on the Big Harpeth, Peter Hardeman Burnett " Frontier Lawyer and Governor", Slaves On Trial: Three Williamson County Cases, Financial Institutions In Williamson County, Scenario for the Lives of the Descendants of John G Hall and Noah Hall, Brothers of Bedford County and Willimson County, Tennessee, Scenario for the Lives of the Descendants of Pennsylvania County, Virginia, and Homesteading on the Harpeth River (Devon Farm).

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Williamson County Historical Society-Publication 6
Item #: TEN-004857

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Soft bound publication covereing the years of 1974-75. 85 pages. Articles included are: "The Master of Montpier," "A Bibliography of Williamson County History," "First Settlers and Forts in Northern Williamson County Tennessee","So much for so Little", "Hotels and Taverns of Williamson County", "The Hog Killilng," "The Hart Site", "Williamson County, Tennessee, Militia Commisssions."

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Williamson County Historical Society-Publication 5
Item #: TEN-004856

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Soft bound booklet, covers 1973-74. Fifty seven pages, nice condition. Articles include: "A ", "Boxmere", "Old Settlers at Boxmere", "The Covered Bridge at Triun"", "Some Recollections of Franklin," "The Tennessee Years of Thomas Hart Benton." "Yankee in the Garden".

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Williamson County Historical Society-Publication 8
Item #: TEN-004854

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This issue is Fall 1977, Number 8. 164 pages. Here are some of the articles: William Anderson, Mark Lyell Locke Andrews, Mrs. Johnnie Nichol Baugh, John Bell, Thomas Benton, Gideon Blackburn, Governo John Price Buchanan, Governor Newton Cannon, Fountain Branch Carter, John Henry Eaton, Judge Walter Faw, Susie Gentry, Thomas Hardeman, Andrew Jacob Haun, Green Hill, Dr Charles Claudius Johnson, Dr. Hiram Laws, Tom Little, Garner McConnico, Sam McGee, Dr William McMurray, Daniel McPhail, Abram Poindexter Maury, Matthew Fontaine Maury, Colonel Hardy Murfree, Bishop James Hervey Otey, Nicholas Perkins, Pioneer Women in Williamson County, Dick Poynor, Dr John Sappington, Anthony Sharp, Dr. Courtney Shropsphire, Thomas Benton Smith, Seth Sparkman, Judge Thomas Stuart, Edward Swanson, Dr. Elijah Thompson, Ann Tohrner, John Whitfield, and Loula Anderson Yarborough.

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Great LH + Cover for Important Tennessee Book
Item #: NEW-004800

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Two page advertising letterhead plus the envelope. Autographed letter signed by S G Heiskell, author of Andrew Jackson and Early Tennessee History. Good content on this letter to Col Samuel L King of Bristol, Tennessee discussing the correspondee's suggestion for a book on Tennessee War History and Heiskell commenting favorably on a book recently published about James K Polk.

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Twelve Months Volunteer-George Furber
Item #: NEW-004770

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Complete title is "The Twelve Months Volunteer or Journal Of A Private in the Tennessee Regiment of Cavalry in the campaign in Mexico. Rare.  Published in 1848. Tennessee imprint listed in Howes & Allen. There are six missing pages of the appendix. Present is  the updated map. Rebound in 1948 with library type binding. Extensive note on the front blank page explaining the years of ownership and rebinding. Medium to light foxing on the rag pages. Tightly bound with some shelf wear.

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Early History of the South West-General Hall
Item #: TEN-004393

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Reprint of this famous history written by General William Hall covering the Indian battles of the early South West territory. This is the 1968 reprint by the Parthenon Press. Crease in one corner and other minor shelf wear.

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Andrew Jackson-Early Tenn History
Item #: NEW-004279

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First edition of this scarce volume by S G Heiskell and printed by Ambrose Printing Company in Nashville, dated 1918. Publisher: Ambrose Printing Company. Black cloth with bright gilt. Some shelf wear to the spine. Hinges are split but holding. Clean interior pages.

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Antiquities of Tennessee-Thruston
Item #: NEW-004127

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Important Tennessee book, first printed in in 1890. Gates Thruston-Cincinnati. Many illustrations of Indian relics found in Tennessee. Shelf wear to the spine and board tips. Tightly bound. Ex-library book. No evidence of this on the spine. Round library stamp on the title page and smaller stamp on the back of the title page indicating the legitimate sale of the book, "Duplicate sold by authority". Spot on interior paper of the front board where a paper sticker was removed and a smaller one pasted in the space. Whatever was written on the sticker is gone. No further markings indicating that it was a library book. Very clean interior and end papers. This book is rarely offered and I could find no other listings at the time of this listing.

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Old Times in Tennessee-Guild-First
Item #: NEW-004125

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First edition, bound in red leather, which appears to be the original binding. Printed in Nashville in 1878. One inch slit at the bottom in the leather. Corner wear, stain on back cover corner which extends to the fly papers. Pencil owner signature, outlined in ink on front fly paper and pencil scribbling of a child on the back paper. Tightly bound and clean interior. Overall a nice specimen.

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Tennessee Gazetteer-Eastin Morris-1834
Item #: NEW-004123

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First edition on this highly significant Tennessee book. Rebacked with an old leather strip hiding the modern spine. Original fly pages missing but book is complete. Title page is heavily foxed, more so than the others, many of which are quite clean, or moderately foxed. Ink signature of a previous owner on the title page. Another ink message and the acidity of the ink caused about a half inch loss of the paper at the top of the title page. One and a half inch strip of thin tape runs down the page next to the binding. Another large ink signature of another person at the top of the next page, "The Preface." Heavily stained original boards.

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The Negro in Tennessee Politics
Item #: NEW-004016

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Complete title of this book is "The Negro In Tennessee Politics and Governmental Affairs", 1865-1965 by Mingo Scott. Rich Printing Company in Nashville. Printed in 1964. Considerable wear to this book. The boards are worn along the spine and edges. Clean interior however. Useful reference regarding the participation of blacks in Tennessee politics beginning with the end of the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. Scarce title.

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Journey to Nashville-Alfred Leland Crabb
Item #: NEW-003879

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1957 Edition. Does not say First Edition but no further listings are noted. Bumped spine and bleached out line at the top of the front and back boards. One large and other small tears along with some chipping of the dust cover.

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Home to Tennessee-Alfred Leland Crabb
Item #: NEW-003878

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First edition, 1952. Clean interior and minor wear to the dust cover.

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Home to the Hermitage-Alfred Leland Crabb
Item #: NEW-003876

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First edition, Rachel Jackson Edition, 1948. Double signed volume, one a presentation inscription by Crabb to a previous owner. Bumped spine. Small missing area at the top spine of the dust cover, tears and chipping. Taped back cover along the spine which has bled through on the back cover.

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Reunion at Chattanooga-Crabb
Item #: NEW-003875

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First Edition, Lookout Mountain Edition of Reunion At Chattanooga, 1950. Double signed by the author Alfred Leland Crabb, one a presentation message. Bumped spine and worn dust cover. Large area missing in the upper area, including the spine, top and bottom. Other folds and tears and chipping.

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Breakfast at the Hermitage-Alfred Leland Crabb
Item #: NEW-003872

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First edition, published in 1945 by Bobbs-Merrill. Shelf wear to the spine of the boards and some tears and missing areas of the dust cover. Inscription by the author

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Lodging At The St Cloud-Alfred Leland Crabb
Item #: NEW-003871

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First Edition, printed in 1946 Bedford Forrest Edition, Limited and signed by Crabb. Dust cover in poor condition with tears at the top and a missing areas on the top and bottom spine.

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History of Tennessee-McGee-1899
Item #: NEW-003830

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This is a well respected early history of Tennessee in school book form. Sticker on the inside cover saying the book is a text book of the state and price is fixed. Ink writing of a previous owner. Some mottling on the boards and wear to the upper and lower spine. Corners turned inward. Dingy fly pages but clean interior and tight binding. Much better copy than usually found.

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Nashville The Home of History Makers-Beard
Item #: NEW-003829

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1929, leather bound edition by William E Beard. Chunk of leather missing from the upper spine and a inch and a half area off of the spine. Split in the paper on the inside cover. Clean interior

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History of Tennessee-James Phelan
Item #: NEW-003826

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1889 edition. Maroon covers with considerable wear to the upper and lower spine. Penciled in name and address on the inside of the front and back covers. Map present. Binding somewhat loose.

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Old Tales Retold-Octavia Zollicoffer Bond-1914
Item #: NEW-003825

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Worn copy of this well known book which tells the tales of the early Tennessee pioneers. Binding is somewhat loose, ink stamp of a previous owner, words underlined in pencil throughout the book. Excessive wear to the spine and corners of the boards.

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Character or the Manking of Man-Carmack
Item #: NEW-003824

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Leather cover on this little book by Edward Carmack. Nice condition except for a curled up corner.

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Carmack Biography-Mourning Letter-Carmack's Death
Item #: NEW-003818

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This is a rather scarce book on Edward Ward Carmack, ex-Senator, and Editor of the Tennesseean, who was shot down on the streets of Nashville. Paul Bumpus has signed the book. First edition which was limited to 2,500 copies. Interior is fine but with a bumped spine and wear to the corner tips. Also included is a letter on mourning stationary signed by Libby Carmack and written to Jeff McCarn, who was the chief prosecutor of the Carmack assassins trial. The letter is undated and was either written in response to a sympathy note or perhaps thanking McCarn for his efforts in bringing her husband's killers to justice. If you can read her handwriting you are a better person than I. Found in the estate of McCarn.

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John Sevier as Commonwealth Builder-Gilmore
Item #: NEW-003807

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1898 Edition with shelf wear to the spine and with clean interior.

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History of Tennessee-Garrett and Goodpasture
Item #: NEW-003806

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This is the revised 1903 edition of this textbook on Tennessee history. Boards are dingy and stained. Interior split of the binding. Interior cleaner than one would expect of a children's textbook.

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Dinner at Belmont-Alfred Leland Crabb
Item #: TEN-003788

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This is the 1965 reprint and is signed by Crab. Minor chipping of the dust cover, hardly worth mentioning.

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Saga of Fairvue-Margaret Lindsley Warden
Item #: TEN-003787

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Scarce little booklet important to the history of Fairvue. Minor wear. Fairview

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Tennessee Cousins-Ray
Item #: TEN-003727

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This is the 1971 reprint of Worth Ray, a "History of Tennessee People". An invaluable genealogical record. Red, library style binding, a heavily used book which belonged to a geneologist, whose ink signature and ink stamps is in three places on the back of the front and back covers. Interior has some ink, and pencil markings. Ink mark on the spine.

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The Horse and Its Heritage in Tennessee
Item #: TEN-003726

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Soft bound 88 page booklet which traces the history of the Tennessee horse. This is the third edition, which was published in 1951. Small tear to the cover and corner crease.

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General James Robertson-Matthews-First Edition
Item #: TEN-003684

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General James Robertson Father of Tennessee by Thomas Matthews, Parthenon Press, Nashville Tn. 1934. This is a hard to obtain book and an important reference on General Robertson. Considerable wear to this book, intact but with loose binding. Stained spine and extensive shelf wear to spine edges, etc. Crease on upper right hand corner of front cover. Ink inscription of the author and inked signature of a previous owner, Thomas and Marjorie Robertson, no doubt a descendent. Clean interior.

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Way Down In Tennessee-Garner
Item #: TEN-003668

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by Elvira Garner. NY: Julian Messner (1941). gray cloth. No further printing listed so assume this is a first. The story of Patsy and her year on a plantation (based on the author's own childhood). Written and illustrated by Garner in color and black and white throughout. Stereotypic images of African Americans. Wear to the spine and edges but nice condition for a children's book.

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1946 Issue-East Tennessee Historical Society
Item #: TEN-003645

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No 18 of this 188 page publication. Contains articles on: 1.Colonel David Henley by Samuel C. Williams, 2. Hugh Lawson White, 3. Quaker Migration to the Wester Waters, 4. Andrew Jackson, and others. Chip out of upper right hand corner and tear on ensuing page. Other minor wear.

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Tennessee Woman-Wilma Dykeman
Item #: TEN-003406

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Nice condition on this first edition, 1993. Salutes notable service by Tennessee women.

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A Political Register-William G Brownlow-1844-First
Item #: TEN-003404

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No listings on the net as of this listing for this rarest book by William G Brownlow. Listed in Howes. The complete title is A Political Register, Setting forth the Principles of the Whig and Locofoco Parties in the United States and with the Life and Public Services of Henry Clay. Printed in 1844 in Jonesborough Tennessee. Original boards although some repair has been made to the spine. Part of the paper label was preserved. Front board split but not loose. Wear of course to the ancient boards. Binding is not loose. Light to moderate foxing on the rag pages except for a few pages which has heavy foxing. Repair made to the Dedication page which has acidic markings from the repair tape and two strips are still there. Some of the chapters are, The National Bank Question, The Catholics and Locofocos,the Bank of Tennessee, Mr Van Buren's Principles etc. Five magnificent wood cut illustrations, "That Same old Coon!!!", "Lay on Nancy" (don't know what this refers to) Ex Governor Polk on his Winding Way!! and The Stock-Raiser's Residence at Ashland," and "Polk Weighed in the balances and found wanting." This is from my personal collection, obatained after many years of searching.

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Jonesborough:First Century of Tenn's First Town
Item #: TEN-003391

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323 pages of mimeographed material on Jonesboro by Paul Fink, Washington County Historian. Some stains and wear. Some photographs as well.

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History of the Duck River Cache-Brehm
Item #: TEN-003129

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1987 reprint in wraps by H. C. (Buddy) Brehm. Problem in the assemblying as page 27 is missing and replaced upside down by another page. Re: artifacts dug at the Duck River.

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First-5 Families and 8 Young Men-Judaicia
Item #: TEN-003097

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Some wear and minor chipping to the dust cover and shelf wear to the spine but clean condition. Tennessee Book Company, Date1962. "...saga of Nashville and her Jewry during the decade of the 1850's."

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1881-Report of the Hospital for the Insane
Item #: TEN-003072

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Fifty eight page booklet presented to the General Assembly on the Tennessee Hospital for the Insane. Back cover completely separated but still there

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Dropped Stitches in Tennessee History-Reprint
Item #: TEN-003041

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This is the reprint of this important work by John Allison. Tear to the dust cover and shelf wear to the boards. Ink writing by previous owner. 1971 by Elder.

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Highlights of the Nashville Theater-1876-1890
Item #: TEN-003040

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This book is by Lewis Smith Maiden, Vantage Press, 1979. First Edition. Dust cover is sllightly dingy in spots and some shelf wear. Ink writing on the fly page.

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Adair's History of the American Indians-Williams
Item #: TEN-002385

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1930 edition of this reprint from Adair's book published in 1775. 750 copies were made of this important work. considerable wear to the spine which is a little loose as well. Weakness and wobbliness of the binding. Wear to the tips. Dingy inside covers and some light foxing to the first few pages. Maps present. Red pencil markings at least three pages. Some stains on interior pages.

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