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New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1934. Endpapers + 6 illustrations by Rockwell Kent. 307 pages, 8vo, red and white polka cloth with black type on spine and front cover (extremities of spine slightly worn, spine darkened). New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1934. First Edition. Very good (+). L. M. Alexander won Dodd Mead%u2019s $10,000 Prize for this first novel, and then never published another word.
New York: Doubleday, 1906. the Fall of Richmond. Illus. x, 435pp. 8vo, original decorated blue cloth, inner hinge strengthened, cloth lightly soiled, ex-lib with bookplate of a school library. New York: Doubleday, Page, 1906. First Edition. Author grew up on a Virginia plantation during the Civil War and Reconstruction. She later became a reporter for the New York Herald.
Gastonia: Southern Combed Yarn Spinners, 1939. More than 70 black & white photographs. 112pp., thin 4to, green cloth; spine lightly faded; minor spotting to the half title. Gastonia: The Southern Combed Yarn Spinners Association, 1939. A near fine copy. Presentation copy signed by Barnwell on the title page.
Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1905. Plates, some in color. xxi, 491pp. 8vo, publisher's 3/4 brown morocco, margins uncut, spine worn and sunned. Philadelphia: George Barrie, (1905). First Edition One of 100 numbered copies. The History of North America, volume XVII. Edited by Guy Carleton Lee. Economic history of the South from 1865 to 1900.
Simsbury, CT: 1884. 1 page, 8 x 5 inches, Simsbury, Connecticut, August 19, 1884, contesting a bill for photography, in full: "I have your notice of due draft $68.50. It is made to cover amount Blanks' bill (including Mr. Fulkerson's services) for photographing certain views. I consider the invoice excessive and have consulted my publishers. When I have heard from them I shall communicate with Mr. Blanks, but I am not going to pay the current charge unless my publishers.....
1935. Rare souvenir typescript, "Erskine Caldwell", 4to. 7 pages, the complete controversial short story titled Candy-Man Beachum, originally published in 'Kneel to the Rising Sun', 1935, about a white police officer who kills a black man while he was attempting to visit his light-skinned girlfriend on the "other side" of town. Boldly signed on the cover page and in fine condition. American novelist best remembered for his short stories about poverty, racism and social problems in his native Southern United.....