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    Charles Neville Buck’s The Call of the Cumberlands: The Importance of Multiple Editions of the Same Book

    This article appeared in the Volume 4, Issue 3 Winter 2024 issue of the Appalachian Curator. Click here to view a PDF of the full issue. By Stewart Plein,  Curator, Rare Books, Printed Resources, Appalachian Collection, West Virginia University In my role as curator of rare books and the Appalachian book collection at WVU, I’m always on the lookout for books that add research value to our collections.  One of my favorite go to resources is often referred to as Appalachian Local Color Literature, popular during the nineteenth and early twentieth century.  I consider this time period to be of exceptional importance to Appalachian Studies as a documentation of a…