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Rastafari: Roots and Ideology

By: Chevannes, Barry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Univ of West Indies Pr: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005145

ISBN: 976640013x

Condition: Good


xiv + 298 pp. Bibliography, index. Glossy black soft covers with Rastafari image are clean, bit of minor wear, a little corner curl. Interior clean and unmarked. Utopianism and Communitarianism Syracuse University Press Series. The first comprehensive work on the origins of the Jamaica-based Rastafaris, including interviews with some of the earliest members of the movement. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall View more info

List of the tax payers of the city of Charleston, for 1859.

By: City of Charleston

Price: $249.00

Publisher: Charleston, S.C., Walker, Evans: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003842

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


402 pages (should be 407), no title. Handsomely library bound in black buckram with bright gilt to spine, covers are clean and nice. Interior end papers have signature of James H. Rodolph who seems to have been on the board of directors of a cemetery in Charleston in the 1920s. End papers and blanks renewed. Title is missing. First text page of the book is the opening of the List, starting with Abrahams, A.H. who owned $3,000 worth of real estate and paid $45 in tax... View more info

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Troubled Ground : A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in the New South

By: Clegg, Claude A., III

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004438

ISBN: 0252035887

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


xviii + 224 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. Illustrated title page, Illustrated with maps and photos. Black cloth cover with silver gilt to spine is clean and unmarked, faintest hint of wear at corners, interior clean and tight. Nice copy. In Troubled Ground, Claude A. Clegg III revisits a violent episode in his hometown's history that made national headlines in the early twentieth century but disappeared from public consciousness over the decades. Moving swiftly between... View more info

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The Algerine Captive; or, the Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill. Years a Prisoner Among the Algerines. Two Volumes in One.

By: Tyler, Royall

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Hartford, CT, Peter B. Gleason & Co.: 1816

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9291

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Early edition of this scarce work of American fiction, first published in 1797, based on much that was true. Contains many details on Algeria and North Africa, and on slavery and the slave market. The book is a 16mo measuring 5.5” x 3.5” in original leather, in fair antiquarian condition. What appear to be original sheep, leather boards which are worn and rubbed and were also apparently used for some penmanship practice – no ink, but incision marks. Spine is quite ... View more info