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    [African-Americana]. Western North Carolina R. R. Scenery; "Land of the Sky". [Portland: Leighton & Frey, n.d., circa 1885]. Scarce view book of western North Carolina, along or near the lines of the Richmond & Danville Rail Road. Twelve pages of photo-engravings depicting scenery and life in the Deep South. Includes farm scenes, street views of towns (including Hickory and Asheville, NC) and other interesting sights. Particularly striking is the last image, of a black youth riding a high-wheel bicycle. Publisher's decorative cloth binding with gilt titles. Front hinge and joint cracked, rear hinge broken. Some rubbing, soiling and edgewear to extremities. Some foxing, toning and dampstaining scattered throughout. Good.


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    December, 2014
    24th Wednesday
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