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Historical Sketches of North Carolina 1584-1851

Historical Sketches of North Carolina 1584-1851

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2 volumes in 1. 138, 480 pages, index, and, a 24-page publisher's catalog. Each volume has a separate title page and its own frontispiece. Octavo. 24 cm.

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Wheeler, John Hill. Historical Sketches of North Carolina 1584-1851 Compiled from original records, official documents, and traditional statements ; with biographical sketches of her distinguished statesmen, jurists, lawyers, soldiers, divines, etc., by John H. Wheeler. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., 1851.

2 volumes in 1. 138, 480 pages, index, and, a 24-page publisher's catalog. Each volume has a separate title page and its own frontispiece. Octavo. 24 cm. First edition. Original cloth with ownership signature of Thos. C. Harris dated Aug. 16, 1883. Front board is detached. Spine and extremities are quite worn. Light scattered foxing throughout text.

A working copy in need of preservation.

Weeks: HISTORICAL LITERATURE OF NORTH CAROLINA, p. 57: "Vol. i., pp. 138, deals with the settlement and growth of the colony, with chapters on the press, literary institutions, internal improvements, and resources. Vol. ii., pp. 480, gives a history of each county in the State, with a list of its representatives in the State legislature, 1775-1850, and short biographical sketches of many prominent men. It is a great store house of tables, lists, facts, and names."

HOWES W-323. THORNTON: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NORTH CAROLINA, 14720.

 

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