Rare Books for Sale


We have a selection of rare and esoteric books available for purchase. Please contact Amy Fouse at 843-413-7082 or afouse@florencelibrary.org to inquire as to availability or to arrange payment.

Book title Author Date Price
History of the American People-Documentary Edition in Ten Volumes Woodrow Wilson 1918 $69.29
History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 to the McKinley-Bryan Campaig of 1896 James Ford Rhodes 1920 $20.29 per volume
Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott (9 volumes in 3) John Gibson Lockhart 1861 $44.63
History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent George Bancroft 1875 $355.60
Our Foreigners Samuel P. Orth 1920 $16.80
The United States in a Chaotic World Allan Nevins 1950 $6.63
War for the World Fletcher Pratt 1950 $4.03
Woodrow Wilson and the World War Charles Seymour 1921 $4.24
Woodrow Wilson and the World War Charles Seymour 1921 $4.24
Woodrow Wilson and the World War Charles Seymour 1921 $4.24
The Struggle for Survival Eliot Janeway 1951 $9.79
The Old Merchant Marine Ralph D. Paine 1919 $28.20
Under the Maples  and The Last Harvest John Burroughs 1922 $6.29
Wake-robin and Riverby John Burroughs 1913 $9.79
Winter Sunshine and Birds and Poets John Burroughs 1917 $30.79
Locusts and Wild Honey and Signs and Seasons John Burroughs 1921 $4.82
Pepaction: and Fresh Fields John Burroughs 1912 $7.42
Time and Change and the Summit of the Years John Burroughs 1913 $23.79
Literary Values  and other papers and Whitman: A Study John Burroughs 1902 $16.79
The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World from Marathon to Waterloo Edward Creasy 1912 $6.30
Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush Ian MacLaren 1895 $4.20
Casebook of a Crime Psychiatrist James A. Brussel 1968 $114.10
A Brief Sketch of Pisgah United Methodist Church David Myers 1978 $5.00
Works of Daniel Webster Daniel Webster 1851 $48.27
The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey: New and Enlarged Edition David Masson 1890 $50.00
Diary of John Evelyn Vol. 1 William Bray 1901 $28.70
Diary of John Evelyn Vol. 2 William Bray 1901 $18.17
Memoires of the the Comtesse Du Barry Comtesse Dubarry 1908 $10.46
Secret Memoirs of the Court of Berlin Honore Gabriel Riqueti (Comte de Mirabeau) 1901 $14.00
Memoirs of the Emperor Napoleon Vol. 1 Madame Junot 1901 $12.59
Memoirs of the Emperor Napoleon Vol. 2 Madame Junot 1901 $20.29
Memoirs of the Emperor Napoleon Vol. 3  Madame Junot 1901 $11.19
Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency (3 vols.) Duke of Saint-Simon 1901 $28.87
These Eventful Years: The Twentieth Century in the Making various 1924 $30.98
The Jews of South Carolina  from the Earliest Times to the Present Day Barnett A. Elzas 1905 $420.00
The Dramatic Works of J. B. Poquelin-Moliere Translated by Henri Van Laun Moliere 1868 $14.70 per volume
Discoveries Among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon Austen H. Layard 1853 $31.49
The Prince of Foxes Samuel Shellabarger 1947 $3.84
Songs and Poems of the South, fourth edition A. B. Meek 1857 $98.00
Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day (9 vols) 1899 $34.99
Mellichampe: A Legend of the Santee W. Gilmore Simms no date $35.00
The Scout W. Gilmore Simms 1890 $53.90
Southward Ho! A Spell of Sunshine W. Gilmore Simms 1890 $16.80
The Yemassee-a Romance of Old Carolina W. Gilmore Simms 1890 $15.40
Vasconselos: A Romance of the New World W. Gilmore Simms 1890 $14.00
Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces John Marshall 1926 $58.45
Famous Women of the French Court Imbert De Saint Amand 1890 $58.79
The Works of Charles Dickens in 30 Volumes P.F. Collier, publisher 1900 $17.50 per volume
Henry Kissinger : White House Years Henry Kissinger 1979 $86.80
Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery William A. Smith 1856 $196.70
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1957: A Statistical Abstract Supplement U. S. Department of Commerce 1961 $16.76
Annals of Newberry in two parts: part the first John Belton O’Neall 1892 $10.50
Doubleday’s Encyclopedia Elmore Bostwick (editor) 1941 10.50 per volume
Complete works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D (all 10 volumes) Thomas Smyth 1908 $318.50
Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (vol. 1) G. Otto Trevelyan 1875 $6.30
In Excelsis for School and Chapel 1900 $13.30
European History: An Outline of Its Development 1899 George Burton Adams 1899 $13.65
The Early Kings of Norway Thomas Carlyle c. 1875 $26.60
The Children’s Hour in Fifteen Volumes Vol X. Eva March Tappan 1907 $7.00
The New American Cyclopaedia:  A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge. Edited by George Ripley and Charles A Dana 1862 $17.50 per volume
Les Lettres et les Arts – Tome I 1886 $36.58
Les Lettres et les Arts – Tome IV 1886 $36.58
Les Lettres et les Arts – Tome II 1886 $36.58
History of the World War: An Authentic Narrative of the World’s Greatest War Francis A. March 1919 $4.20
Thackeray’s Complete Works: Yellowplush Papers, etc. William Makepeace Thackeray 1888 $23.10
The Works of Lord Byron, With His Letters and Journals, and His Life. Volume VIII: Cain; Werner; the Age of Bronze; the Island; Occasional Pieces Thomas Moore 1900 $12.60
The Works of Lord Byron, With His Letters and Journals, and His Life. Volume IX: Don Juan Thomas Moore 1900 $12.60
The Works of Lord Byron, With His Letters and Journals, and His Life. Volume X: Don Juan Thomas Moore 1900 $12.60
The Works of Lord Byron, With His Letters and Journals, and His Life. Volume XI: Don Juan Thomas Moore 1900 $12.60
History of the American People-Documentary Edition in Ten Volumes Woodrow Wilson 1918 $51.86
America in Midpassage Vol. 1 Charles A. Beard 1939 $5.78
The Charioteer Mary Renault 1959 $6.30
John L. Stoddard’s Lectures John Lawson Stoddard 1898 $5.95 per volume
John L. Stoddard’s Lectures (green cover) John Lawson Stoddard 1898 $4.90
Index to the World’s Greatest Literature 1902 $9.66
Marbacka Selma Lagerlof 1924 $4.90
Tales of a Grandfather (6 vol. set) Sir Walter Scott $80.50
Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application John Whitson, Robert John, and Henry Smith Williams, eds. 1914 $15.00
From Manger to Throne Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage 1889 $52.50
Sketches of Church History Rev. James Wharey 1840 $17.50
Writings of Hugh Swinton Legare  (2 volumes) Mary S. (Ed. Legare 1845 $62.30 per volume
Plutarch’s Lives Vol 1 John Langhorne 1778 $34.18
Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe 1902 $21.00 per volume
Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Grecians and Macedonians. Charles Rollin no date $16.79 per volume
The Encyclopedia of Face and Form Reading. M. O. Stanton 1919 $42.00
THE POETICAL WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE, ESQ. & Life of Author 1847 $11.17
The Library of Literary Criticism Charles Wells Moulton 1959 $6.00 per volume
Our Islands and Their People as Seen with Camera and Pencil [2 volumes] Wheeler, Joseph; De Olivares, Jose; Bryan, William S. 1899 $140.00 for the set
SOUTH CAROLINA LIVES The Palmetto Who’s Who Louise Jones Dubose 1963 $19.60
University of South Carolina (2 Volumes) Daniel Walker Hollis 1951 & 1956 $49.07
Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives: 1692-1775 v. 2  Walter B. & N. Louise Bailey. Edgar 1977 $38.50
The Journal of the Commons House of Assembly November 1736-May 1745 (5 volumes) J H  Easterby 1951 $24.50 per volume
The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire Volume II Edward Gibbon 1843 $24.15
Hogg’s Weekly Instructor (Volume 1, New Series) 1848 $39.90
The Broadman Hymnal: great standard hymns and choice gospel songs new and old for Use in all Religious Services… 1940 $7.00
Great Gospel Songs and Hymns 1942 $7.00
Churh Hymnal 1951 $7.00
Unity Song Selections 1938 $7.00
A history of the Kiokee Baptist Church in Georgia James Donovan Mosteller 1952 $37.80
Confederate Military History Vol. VI 1899 $42.00
Ross Memorial Museum  Charleston, South Carolina Annie M. James 1928 $4.20
John Fiske’s Historical Writings (Vols. I, VI, VII, VII) John Fiske 1902 $11.90 per volume
Final Truth : The Autobiography of Mass Murderer/ Serial Killer Donald ‘Pee Wee’ Gaskins As Told to Wilton Earle 1992 $400.00