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1 Creecy, John Harvie; Editor. Virginia Antiquary, Volume I: Princess Anne County Loose Papers, 1700-1789.
Richmond, VA: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1954. First Edition. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xvi + 221 pp. Very Good+, with neat former-owner bookplate & signature; in a badly chipped & torn dust jacket. From jacket: Nuggets of gold for many a genealogist, historian, sociologist, novelist, are these abstracts and verbatim extracts from the loose papers of Princess Anne County, Virginia, painstakingly assembled in the Virginia State Library, where these ancient papers are now stored for safekeeping. While those gleanings are primarily for the use of the genealogist, persons with far different interests may study them with profit, for the loose papers are those which were submitted to the court for its perusal, in order to aid the court in rendering its decisions. Just as in our day, one would expect to find, and does find, evidence relating to a wide variety of civil suits, including many chancery suits, as well as scores of crimes, misdemeanors, and scandals in families of high and low degree. As the editor points out, the loose papers of any county will automatically reflect the worst side of that county. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Davis, Hubert. The Great Dismal Swamp: Its History, Folklore and Science. Illustrated by Donald L. Allen.
Richmond, VA: Cavalier Press, [1962]. First Edition. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), 182 pp. Very Good+, with former-owner signature and light foxing (age darkened spotting) to endpapers and edges, in a Very Good- dust jacket with light edgewear and severed upper flap. Illus. with maps, b&w sketches. Contents: Introduction and Acknowledgements; Natural History; A Geological Wonder; The Wicked Fire Bird of Dismal Swamp; Poets, Politicians and Phantasy; Perspiration, Politics and Perisistence Construct a Canal; Deep Creek -- Open Door to Dismal Swamp; Sailing Masts and Green Seas; The Wooden Age of Colonial Virginia; A Swamp Animal Parade; Swift and Shy; Myths, Misconceptions and Nonsense. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Dillon, Elizabeth Leeming On My Honor: 75 Years of Scouting in Central Virginia. Faith in the Past, Hope for the Future for the Youth of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, 1913-1988.
Richmond, Va.: Robert E. Lee Council, Boy Scouts of America, [1991]. 
1st edition. Folio, cloth, 176 pp. Color photos, b&w photos, illus. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Engs, Robert Francis. Freedom's First Generation: Black Hampton, Virginia, 1861-1890.
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1979. First Edition. 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xx + 236 pp. Fine (As New) in a Near-Fine, mylar protected dust jacket with light edgewear. From dust jacket: In this age of affirmative action, reverse discrimination, and an increasing complexity in black-white relations, a study of Hampton, Virginia, tells the story of what race relations in postbellum American might have been. Here alone the promises of Emancipation and Reconstruction were fulfilled. A tradition of black success in business, education, politics, and social solidarity was established; blacks acquired property and political power and held on long after blacks in other communities had lost them. Why was the American Dream realized by black in Hampton and not elsewhere? Before the Civil War Hampton contained an above-average number of black fishermen, artisans, and tradesmen -- both slave and free -- and an unusual amount of black pride. It was within this community that the war was first defined as a war for emancipation when its slaves escaped and sought freedom at the Union-held Fortress Monroe. Throughout Reconstruction and the latter half of the nineteenth century, Hampton Institute trained the most articulate spokesmen for the black race, including Booker T. Washington. This study offers a unique opportunity to follow a group of freedom from their exuberance at wining freedom to their devastation by the resurgence of racism at the close of the century. 
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5 Gannett, Henry. A Gazetteer of Virginia and West Virginia. Two Volumes in One.
Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980. 
Octavo, black boards, (hardcover), gilt letters, 159, 164 pp. Near-Fine, with former owner embossed stamp. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Gwathmey, John H. Legends of Virginia Lawyers: Anecdotes and Whimsical Yarns of the Old Time Bench and Bar. Frontispiece by Lucy Payne Pinder.
Richmond, VA: Press of the Dietz Printing Company, Publishers, 1934. No. 20 of 1,000 Copies. 
Signed by the Author. Octavo, burgundy cloth & marbled boards, paper label, 187 pp. Very Good+, with edgewear that includes bumped corners, chipping to paper label; former-owner stamp & inscription. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Johnson, Gerald W. Randolph of Roanoke: A Politcal Fantastic.
New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1929. 
1st edition. Octavo, black cloth with illustrated paper label on front cover, spine label, 278 pp. Plates. Very Good; spine a bit faded. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 McLean, Marjorie Lamb. Secrets of Cross Keys: The Early Churches and Families of Southeastern Rockingham County. Edited and Designed by Kathleen Ternes.
Trafford Publishing, (2008). First Edition. 
Octavo, softbound (stiff, slick, full-color illus. wrappers), [ix] + 248 + [vi] pp. Fine (As New). From lower cover: The past hold many mysteries, some of which have been brought out and examined in the current light of day, while others remain secrets. Secrets of Cross Keys gives both a wide-angle lens view of pioneer history, as well as sharp focus to the small hamlet of Cross Keys, in southern Rockinham County, Virginia, within the Shenandoah Valley. The early churches, the families, and their lives are brought to the forefront in this engaging story that spans the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and modern day. Some of the ties that cross and weave throughout this story are still evident today. Between the facts and dates of solid history, the stories of early pioneer families come to life, and many secrets of the past are revealed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Piedmont, Donlan. Peanut Soup and Spoonbrrread: An Informal History of Hotel Roanoke.
Roanoke, Va.: Virginia Tech Real Estate Foundation, [1994]. 
1st edition. Oblong quarto, softbound, 126 pp. Photos, illus. Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Templeman, Eleanor Lee. Arlington Heritage: Vignettes of a Virginia County.
N.l.: By the Author, 1959. 
1st edition. Signed by the author. Quarto, pictorial cloth, viii, 200 pp. Photos. Near-Fine in a slightly chipped dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Turner, William H. Memoirs of a Farm Boy. Illustrations by the Author. With an Introduction by George Reiger.
Onley, VA: Turner Press, (1995). 
Of an edition of 4500, this is No. 3109. It is signed & inscribed by the author. Octavo, gilt-stamped blue cloth (hardcover), all edges gilt, ribbon-marker, xi + 234 pp. Map, illus. Near-Fine, with former-owner signature, in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Wertenbaker, Thomas J. Give Me Liberty: The Struggle for Self-Government in Virginia. Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge, Volume 46.
Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society, 1958. Review Copy. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, ix + 275 pp. Near Fine.l 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Whitehead, John Hurt, III. The Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay.
John Hurt Whitehead, III, (1979). First Edition, Stated. 
Quarto, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, unpaginated. Near-Fine, with former-owner inscription, in a Good+ dust jacket with edgewear and small chip to spine. From jacket: The world of the Chesapeake Bay Waterman is one of the most beautiful that this country has to offer, and he's quick to let you know this...In these pages you'll not only see that world, but you'll get a taste of his gentle wisdom and beautiful humor that make him one of the most pleasant of rural Americans. 
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14 Wingfield, Marshall. A History of Caroline County, Virginia: Form Its Formation in 1727 to 1924. Compiled from Original Records and Authoritative Sources and Profusely Illustrated. To Which is Appended “A Discourse of Virginia” by Edward Maria Wingfield.
Richmond, VA: Trevvet Christian & Co., Inc., 1924. One of 1,000 Copies Privately Printed from Type and Type Distributed. 
Royal octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xv, 528 pp. Cracked hinges; otherwise, clean and tight, with light rubbing to edges. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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15 Wolfe, Donna, President, Mt. Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce; et al. Mt. Jackson, VA -- the Past of the Present and the Future: Articles from the Mt. Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce's newspaper, Chamber Chatter, July, 1984 - May, 1989.
Broadway, VA: Branner Printing Service, Inc., 1994. Second Printing. 
Octavo, softbound (slick white illus. wrappers), 218 pp. Very Good+, with lightly rubbed edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Virginia. Virginia: A Guide to the Old Dominion. Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Virginia. American Guide Series. Illustrated.
New York: Oxford University Press, (1947). Sponsored by James H. Price, Governor of Virginia. 
Octavo, green illus. cloth (hardcover), map illus. endpapers, xxix + 710 pp. Lacking rear map; Good+, with neatly inked notes to endpapers, minimal wear to covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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