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Louisville: J. F. Brennan, 1855. 397pp. 8vo, green cloth, spine ends and right edges of covers worn, lacks last blank page, moderate foxing throughout. Louisville: J. F. Brennan, 1855. First Edition This work is mostly on North Carolina and its residents' participation in the American Revolution. The author was from Louisville and has included several chapters on residents from Kentucky in the American Revolution. Howes S-678. Sabin 84406.
Rockingham, NC. Excellent example of his full signature: "Walter L. Steele - Rockingham", boldly executed in black ink on a 5.5" x 1.5" slip of paper. American politician who was a delegate to the 1860 Democratic National Convention held at Charleston and Baltimore. In 1861 Steel chaired the North Carolina state convention which passed the Ordinance of Secession, which he helped draft.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1977. Illustrated by Frank Stick. ix + 276 pages, 8vo, grey cloth, d.w.; small bump to lower front corner, dust wrapper some tears repaired with tape, large sticker on spine. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, (1977). A very good copy in a good dust wrapper.
Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1852. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11.25" x 14". Beautifully detailed map of North Carolina divided into counties. Delineates towns, waterways, railroads and major routes. Includes insets of Craven and the Gold Region as well as a profile of the "Dismal Swamp Canal". Minor overall toning, slight tape residue along top and bottom edges, small tear to right edge. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. took over publication of S. A. Mitchell's important "Universal...
Wilmington, NC. Very fine iron gall ink signature: "A.M. Waddell - Wilmington - North Carolina", on a 5.5" x 1.5" slip of paper with exceptional contrast and clarity. Excellent condition. North Carolina politician best remembered for leading the only successful coup d'etat on United States soil, becoming Mayor of Wilmington, North Carolina, following the coordinated overthrow of the city's government. An avowed white supremacist, he is also credited with coining the phrase "race riot". During the Civil War, Waddell joined...