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AccessAble Books
Content from these volumes will be available online via www.sc.edu/library
The University of South Carolina Press and the University of South Carolina Libraries are pleased to announce the launch of AccessAble Books. Titles published under this joint imprint are selected from the diverse collections of the Thomas Cooper Library and the South Caroliniana Library as a means to republish important out-of-print volumes of scholarship and regional history. AccessAble Books will be available with full content online hosted by the University Libraries and for order as paperbacks through the University of South Carolina Press.

A Brief History of Moscovia
And Other Less-Known Countries Lying Eastward of Russia as far as Cathay, Gathered from the Writings of Several Eye-Witnesses
John Milton
The first facsimile of the first edition of one of Milton's late works, surveying the history and geography of the region for English envoys
5 x 7, 120 pages
ISBN 978-1-57003-810-5
paper, $19.95s

First printed in 1682
Reproduced from the first edition in the Robert J. Wickenheiser Collection of John Milton, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries


The Carolinian Florist
Of Governor John Drayton of South Carolina, 1766–1822
Edited by Margaret Babcock Meriwether
A remarkable regional botanical guide authored by South Carolina's fortieth governor in 1888 and published for the first time by the South Caroliniana Library in 1943
(2011) 7 ½ x 10, 176 pages, 17 illus.
ISBN 978-1-57003-974-4
paper, $21.95s

First edition, 1943
Reproduced from the first edition in the South Caroliniana Library


Catalogue of the Library of the South Carolina College
Edward Johnston
A facsimile of the 1836 catalogue to the University of South Carolina's remarkable library, especially valuable as the only guide to the antebellum books arranged by subject rather than format or author
April
5 x 8, 140 pages
ISBN 978-1-57003-928-7
paper, $14.95s

First edition, 1836
Reproduced from the first edition in the Department
of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries


The City of the Jugglers; or, Free-Trade in Souls
A Romance of the "Golden" Age
William North
The first reprint of an innovative social novel of London in 1848, the year of European revolutions, by a radical exile
6 x 9, 250 pages, 4 illus.
ISBN 978-1-57003-811-2
paper, $19.95s

First printed in 1850
Reproduced from the first edition in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries


An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties and Literature of Negroes
Followed with an Account of the Life and Works of Fifteen Negroes & Mulattoes, Distinguished in Science, Literature, and the Arts
Henri-Baptiste Grégoire
Translated by D. B. Warden
New Introduction by Daniel Littlefield

A new facsimile from the first translation into English of Grégoire's detailed defense of contemporary African, Caribbean, and African American writers such as Ignatius Sancho, Olaudah Equiano, and Phillis Wheatley
(2012) 6 x 9, 268 pages
ISBN 978-1-57003-895-2
paper, $19.95s


The Foundations of the Origin of Species
Charles Darwin
Darwin's early essay arguing that species change over time, drafted in 1842, seventeen years before he published On the Origin of Species
5 x 7, 78 pages
ISBN 978-1-57003-977-5
paper, $12.95s
December

First edition, 1909
Reproduced from the first edition in the C. Warren Irvin, Jr. Collection,
Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries


History of Company B, Twenty-first Regiment (Infantry) South Carolina Volunteers
Confederate States Provisional Army
Henry Kershaw Dubose
A Confederate officer's account of the defense of Charleston and combat at Cold Harbor and Petersburg
6 x 9, 132 pages, 8 illus.
ISBN 978-1-57003-896-9

paper, $19.95s


Leaves of Grass Imprints
American and European criticisms of "Leaves of Grass"
Walt Whitman
New Introduction by Joel Myerson
The pamphlet Whitman edited (and partially wrote) to advertise his poetry
(2012) 5 x 7, 88 pages
ISBN 978-1-57003-976-8
paper, $12.95s

First edition, 1860
Reproduced from the first edition in the Joel Myerson Collection,
Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries


Letters Addressed to Clarinda, &c.
Robert Burns
New Introduction by G. Ross Roy
5 x 8, 76 pages, 8 illus.
ISBN 978-1-57003-880-8
paper, $12.95s


The Planter's Guide and Family Book of Medicine for the Instruction and Use of Planters, Families, Country People, and All Others Who May Be Out of the Reach of Physicians, or Unable to Employ Them
John Hume Simons
A reference book by a Charleston physician describing symptoms for cholera, measles, and smallpox, and other health disorders, and also including instructions for the medical care of slaves
6 x 8, 210 pages
ISBN 978-1-57003-930-0
paper, $18.95s

First edition, circa 1848
Reproduced from the first edition in the South Caroliniana Library


The Poetical Remains of the Late Mary Elizabeth Lee
With a Biographical Memoir by Samuel Gilman
Mary Elizabeth Lee
A collection of poems on family, faith, mortality, and temperance by a Charleston native who contributed
to such periodicals as
Godey's Lady's Book, the Southern Rose, and the Southern Literary Messenger

(2011) 5 x 8, 244 pages, 1 illus.
ISBN 978-1-57003-929-4
paper, $18.95s

First edition, 1851
Reproduced from the first edition in the South Caroliniana Library


Reminiscences of the South Carolina Confederate Cavalry
Including "Some Reminiscences of a Confederate Soldier", by Edwin Calhoun, and "Reminiscences of the Sixties", by Charles Crosland
Edwin Calhoun and Charles Crosland
A volume combining the first reprints of wartime reflections by two cavalry officers from Abbeville and Bennettsville respectively
6 x 9, 84 pages
ISBN 978-1-57003-813-6
paper, $18.95s

Both sections first printed circa 1910
Reproduced from the first editions in the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina


Spartanburg at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
Including "Spartanburg, City and County, South Carolina" and "A Story of Spartan Push"
Spartanburg Board of Trade and Edward P. McKissick
A volume combining the first reprints of two early histories of the upstate's second largest city, detailing Spartanburg's economic and cultural resources in the late nineteenth century
6 x 9, 116 pages, 31 illus.
ISBN 978-1-57003-897-6

paper, $19.95s


The Stranger in America
Comprising Sketches of the Manners, Society, and National Peculiarities of the United States

Francis Lieber
A frank assessment of nineteenth-century America from one of the era's leading men of letters and a distinguished faculty member of the University of South Carolina
5 x 7, 620 pages
ISBN 978-1-57003-812-9
paper, $59.95s

First printed in 1835
Reproduced from the first edition in the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina


Thirty-Four Years
An American Story of Southern Life

John Marchmont [Celina E. Means]
A novel of the South Carolina Piedmont set in the nineteenth century
(2011) 5 x 7, 336 pages
ISBN 978-1-57003-975-1
paper, $21.95s

First edition, 1909
Reproduced from the first edition in the South Caroliniana Library


Verses
Dedicated to Her Mother
Christina Rossetti
A facsimile from the first book by the author of Goblin Market, privately printed by her grandfather Gaetano Polidori in 1847, when she was sixteen
5 x 8, 80 pages
ISBN 978-1-57003-927-0
paper, $12.95s

First edition, 1847
Reproduced from the first edition in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries

 
 

 

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