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#283 - September, 2018

 

 CATALOG #283: September, 2018

 TEXANA/WESTERN AMERICANA: New, used and rare

 1) Abbott, E.C. “Teddy Blue” WE POINTED THEM NORTH: Recollections of a Cowpuncher 1939, 1st edition, Farrar & Rinehart. Illustrations by H. D. Bugbee. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “This is one of the best books in recent years depicting cowboy life.  The author was a well-known character of his day.” Includes a chapter on cowboy songs.  247pp w/photos, drawings, maps, index. HB sunned spine, lacks dust jacket, otherwise very good…..85.00

 2) Allen, Jules Verne COWBOY LORE  1971, reprint, Naylor Co., San Antonio.  Stories of the cowboy, cowboy dictionary, brands, customs, pranks, and songs with music.  166pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ, very good copy….24.50

 A nice selection of range novels and short stories  by Andy Adams,  SOLD ALL ADAMS

3) Adams, Andy THE OUTLET 1905, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith. Exciting account of an old-time cattle drive. HB pictorial cover, very good SIGNED by Adams on title page (1925) [signed copies of Adams books are uncommon].225.00

4) Adams, Andy CATTLE BRANDS: A Collection of Western Camp-fire Stories 1906, 1st edition, Boston. Short stories of the trail and the plains. 316pp. HB, pictorial cover, very scarce……..85.00

5) Adams, Andy A TEXAS MATCHMAKER  1904, early reprint, Boston. Novel by the author of “The Log of a Cowboy.

Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith. HB w/pictorial cover…..45.00

6) Adams, Andy  THE LOG OF A COWBOY 1903, early reprint, Boston.  “...most reliable account ever written of cowboy life on the great trail drive.” A trail driving classic. 387pp w/illustrations. HB w/pictorial cover, very good copy…….55.00

 7) [ARCHEOLOGY] CLOVIS MAMMOTH BUTCHERY: The Lange/Ferguson Site and Associated Bone Tool Technology by L. Adrien Hannus [editor] 2018, 1st edition, College Station. The Lange/Ferguson site provides evidence of a Clovis-period mammoth butchering event.   Hannus provides a comprehensive look at this few New World Clovis-era site with in-place buried deposits exhibiting evidence for an expedient bone tool technology. 247pp w/maps, photos, drawings, references, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, new [multiple copies available]…..60.00

 8) Barker, Eugene C. MEXICO AND TEXAS, 1821-1835: University of Texas Research Lectures on the Causes of the Texas Revolution  1928, 1st edition, Dallas. Four papers and a speech: 1) “The Racial and Political Background” 2) “Mexican Appreciations and Defensive Precautions” 3) “Colonial Grievances”  4) “The Development of the Revolution” 5) “Public Opinion in Texas Preceding the Revolution.” 167pp w/index, errata tipped in. HB/DJ, the front board has a sizable stain, otherwise a sound, very good copy in a dust jacket that has one-inch chip at bottom of spine and some edgewear, now in protective cover, exceedingly scarce, especially in the dust jacket…….200.00

 9) Bass, Rick THE DEER PASTURE 1985, 1st edition, College Station. Author’s first book.  Seventeen delightful essays set in the rustic beauty of the Texas Hill Country. “This little book, [Bass’s] first, is not about hunting deer in Gillespie County; it is about living with a certain appreciation for life, and indirectly, Texas tradition.” HB/DJ CLEARANCE: 30% off= $38.50 (reg. $55.00)

 10) [BEXAR COUNTY] Pacheco, Hector Rafael CANARY ISLANDERS OF SAN ANTONIO 2018, 1st printing, History Press, Charleston. Sixteen families, acting on a decree from the king of Spain, arrived in San Antonio in 1731.  This is their story from the formation of the first city council to the siege of the Alamo. 174pp w/illustrations. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]….23.99

 11) Bicknell, Thomas C., & Chuck Parsons  BEN THOMPSON: Portrait of a Gunfighter  2018, 1st edition, Denton. Few Texans can claim to have crowded more excitement, danger, drama, and tragedy into their lives than did Ben Thompson. He was an Indian fighter, Texas Ranger, Confederate cavalryman, mercenary for a foreign emperor, hired gun for a railroad, an elected lawman, professional gambler, and the victor of numerous gunfights. 665pp w/notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies]..    34.95

 12) [BIG BEND] Evelyn & Thomas Clement Davis SPIRIT OF THE BIG BEND: Chronology of Presidios’ Outstanding Dates 1948, 1st edition. The Naylor Co., San Antonio.  A fact-filled chronology of Presidio’s history with clever pen-and-ink illustrations. 59pp w/maps, illus. Softcover, uncommon…….30.00 SOLD

 13) Blessington, J.P.  THE CAMPAIGNS OF WALKER’S TEXAS DIVISION  1994, State House Press, Austin. A complete record of the unit’s activities in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, including the battles at Perkins’ Landing, Mansfield, Milliken’s Bend, Bayou Bourbeoux, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, Jenkins’ Ferry, and others; much more. 314pp plus index. HB/DJ….35.00 SOLD

 14) Brammer, William THE GAY PLACE 1961, 1st edition, Boston. A political novel set in the Southwest (most likely Texas.) The author was on the staff of Lyndon Johnson, and committed suicide after this, his first and only book. 526pp HB/DJ very good (2nd state dust jacket has a fold crease and minor edgewear, now in protective cover)……125.00              

14b) Another edition – The Gay Place – 1978, 1st printing of the Texas Monthly Press edition. With a new foreword by William Broyles. HB/DJ, very good…..40.00

 15) Brown, Dee & Martin F. Schmitt TRAIL DRIVING DAYS 1952, 1st edition, NY. Tells of the golden days of the cattle drives with hundreds of period photos. A lot on various ranches, cattlemen, outlaws and lawmen, and other characters of the old west. 264pp w/bibliography. Folio HB blue cloth w/gold lettering…….55.00 SOLD

 16) Carlson, Paul H. TEXAS WOOLLEYBACKS: The Range Sheep and Goat Industry  1982, 1st edition, College Station. Chronicles the development of the industry from Spanish times to about 1930. 236pp w/maps, photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ….35.00

 17) Carpenter, Will Tom LUCKY 7: A Cowman’s Autobiography 1957, 1st edition, Austin.  With an introduction and notes by Elton Miles. During the latter years of the 19-century, Carpenter served as a trail boss over many of the famous cattle trails, then in 1900 settled on his own ranch west of the Pecos. 119pp with illustrations. HB/DJ, nice copy….35.00 SOLD

 18) Cisneros, Jose RIDERS ACROSS THE CENTURIES: Horsemen of the Spanish Borderlands 1984, 1st edition,  El Paso. Includes Cisneros’ biography by John O. West.  100 drawings, many in color, are reproduced.  In his foreword, the artist tells us this is “a greatly improved and extended version of my earlier book, Riders of the Border,” a small volume published in 1971.200pp w/color and b&w illustrations.  Folio HB/DJ near fine....55.00 SOLD

 19) Clark, Badger SUN AND SADDLE LEATHER 1922, 6th edition, Boston. A collection of classic cowboy poetry with range photographs by L. A. Huffman. 201pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ…..27.50 SOLD

 20) Collins, Michael A CROOKED RIVER: Rustlers, Rangers, and Regulars on the Lower Rio Grande, 1861-1877  2018, 1st edition, Norman. During the Turbulent years of the Civil War and Reconstruction, a squall of violence and lawlessness swept through the Nueces Strip and the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. Cattle rustlers, regular troops, and Texas Rangers, as well as Civil War deserters and other characters, clashed with Mexicans, Germans and Indians over unionism, race, livestock, land, and national sovereignty, among other issues. In this book, the author presents a rousing narrative of these events that reflects perspectives of people on both sides of the Rio Grande. 345pp w/maps, photos, bib, notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies]..29.95

 21) [CONCHO COUNTY] COWPOKES, NESTERS, & So Forth BY Judge Orland L. Sims. 1970, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. This autobiography, by one of West Texas’ most colorful and outspoken inhabitants, is a good history of Concho County from the end of the trail driving days through the oil boom to modern times. 297pp w/photos.  HB/DJ, fine copy…….45.00

 22) Cook, James H. FIFTY YEARS ON THE OLD FRONTIER: As Cowboy, Hunter, Guide, Scout, and Ranchman  1923,     1st edition, Yale University Press, New Haven. Introduction by Brigadier-General Charles King, U.S.V. A classic western frontier narrative with much on cowboys, outlaws, and the Indian wars. Dobie, LIFE AND LITERATURE: “Cook came to Texas soon after the close of the Civil War and became a brush popper on the Frio River.  Nothing better on cow work in the brush country and trail-driving in the seventies has appeared.” The author participated in the cowboy gunfight with New Mexico lawman Elfega Baca and gives a good account of that incident. 291pp w/photos, index.  HB black cloth w/gilt lettering at spine….85.00 SOLD

 23) Cooper, Madison SIRONIA, TEXAS  1952, 1st edition, Boston. TWO VOLUMES. Epic novel about life in a small town in Texas. When it was published its thinly disguised characters scandalized some families in Waco, Texas. 1,731pp. Two volumes hardback, lacking dust jackets…..25.00

 24) Curtis, Captain Paul A. GUNS AND GUNNING 2008 reprint of the 1934 original by The Firearms Classic Library, Birmingham

An expert’s commentary on hunting involving the use of shotguns and sport pursued with a rifle. 384pp. HB maroon leather w/gilt decorations, fine copy….40.00

 25) Dean, Frank & Nacho Rodriguez TRICK AND FANCY ROPING IN THE CHARRO STYLE 2003, 1st edition, Las Vegas. This fully illustrated book is written in English by Dean and written in Spanish by Rodriguez. 271p w/illus, index. Folio HB boards with pictorial cover, fine condition……..40.00 SOLD

 26) Desmond, H.A. TEXAS KNIGHTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY: Story of the Texas Rangers  1976, 1st edition, Menard.  Several interesting stories about Texas Rangers serving in Central Texas.  40pp.  Softcover….18.95 SOLD

 27) Desmond, H.A. MY SEARCH FOR LAS ALMAGRES MINE, LATER CALLED BOWIE’S MINE 1976, 1st edition, Menard.  30 unnumbered pages.  Softcover…..22.50 SOLD

 28) [DICKENS COUNTY] A HISTORY OF DICKENS COUNTY: Ranches and Rolling Plains by Fred Arrington. 1971, 1st edition, Nortex Offset Publications. A Panhandle county history with photos, historical articles, family histories, and more. Folio HB w/decorated cover, SIGNED……100.00

 29) Dorsey, R. Stephen & Kenneth L. McPheeters THE AMERICAN MILITARY SADDLE, 1776-1945  1999, 1st edition, Eugene. This book contains the largest collection of original photos of original, US military saddle-related equipment that has ever been published. This comprehensive work includes data on many related items, such as saddle trees, stirrups, saddle valises, bridle bits, and much more. 419pp w/photos, drawings, references. Folio pictorial hardcover, fine condition…..375.00 SOLD

 30) [EDWARDS & REAL COUNTIES] PIONEER DAYS IN THE BREAKS OF THE BALCONES: A Regional History by Alan A. Stovall.  1967, 1st  edition, Barksdale. This follow-up to the author’s earlier book, Nueces Headwater Country (1959), gives us historical events and episodes of the Upper Nueces country in Edwards and Real counties: early military history, Indian fights, exploits of Texas Rangers, and one chapter relates an eyewitness account of the Nueces Massacre of the Civil War. 365pp w/bib, index, folded map laid in. HB/DJ (book and dust jacket are fine except for a faint coffee cup ring on front cover of dust jacket.) SIGNED, exceedingly scarce…….350.00

 31) [EDWARDS COUNTY, TEXAS] A HISTORY OF EDWARDS COUNTY 1984, 1st edition, Rocksprings. A project of the Rocksprings Woman’s Club Historical Committee. Articles on Texas trails, Indian raids, Devil’s Sinkhole, the storm of ‘27, wool and mohair industry, more. 778pp with maps, photos, historical articles, 546 pages of family histories, bibliography, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, near fine copy, quite scarce…..185.00 SOLD

 32) Emrich, Duncan THE COWBOY’S OWN BRAND BOOK 1954, 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Ava Morgan. A guide to the fundamental rules for reading cattle brands—like how to distinguish the Lazy R from the Flying R, for instance, and many more examples. 75pp w/illus. Small oblong HB/DJ, scarce……27.00 SOLD

 33) Fuller, Claude E. & Richard D. Steuart FIREARMS OF THE CONFEDERACY  1996, “Special edition of the Firearms Classic Library,” Fairfax. [Originally published in 1944.] Detailed descriptions and data of the Rebel forces’ firearms. 333pp w/illus, appendices, index. HB, maroon leather w/gilt decorations and edges; silk ribbon marker and endpapers. Fine copy….40.00

 34) Gage, Jack R. THE JOHNSON COUNTY WAR: Ain’t A Pack of Lies/THE JOHNSON COUNTY WAR: Is a Pack of Lies   An uncommon dos-a-dos (meaning the two volumes are back to back and reversed) study of the deadly range war of Johnson County, Wyoming that flared from 1889 to 1893. Presents both sides of the story. 79/89pp w/photos. HB/DJ, near fine copy..85.00

 35) Gann, Walter  TREAD OF THE LONGHORNS  1949, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Foreword by William MacLeod Raine.  A history of the range cattle industry, with chapters on cattle rustling and range wars, barbed wire and windmills, Texas Rangers, the cowboys and the cow pony, and more. 188pp w/ illus, index.  HB orange cloth…..30.00 SOLD

 36) [GEOLOGY] NEW MEXICO GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Guidebook of Rio Chama Country edited by Edward C. Beaumont & Charles B. Read. 1960, 1st printing, np. Road log and geology of the Rio Grande Trough and the Brazos Uplift. Includes geological studies of New Mexico by other contributors. 135pp w/maps, photos, references. Foldout map in back pocket. Folio HB turquoise cloth w/silver decorations., fine copy……30.00 SOLD

 37) [GEOLOGY] THE ELLENBURGER GROUP OF CENTRAL TEXAS by Preston E. Cloud, Jr., & Virgil E. Barnes. 1946, 1st printing, University of Texas Publication Bulletin No. 4621.  This geological is focused around the counties of Mason, Menard, McCulloch, Burnet, Blanco, San Saba, Lampasas, and Llano. 473pp w/maps, photos, index. Softcover very good with rear hinge separated, now in Plasti-Kleer protective cover……..45.00 SOLD

 38) Gillett, James B. SIX YEARS WITH THE TEXAS RANGERS 1921, 1st edition, Von-Boeckmann-Jones Co., Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the finest personal memoirs of Texas Ranger service.” Gillett served with the Rangers from 1875 to 188i. Here he recounts his involvement in the Mason County War, the Horrell-Higgins Feud, rounding up of Sam Bass and his bunch, and other incidents. Gillett later became a successful rancher in Presidio County, Texas. 332pp with all 8 photo plates intact. HB green cloth w/gold embossed lettering, front hinge is starting to crack, otherwise a very good and sound copy…350.00

 39) Ginn, John Edward & William Alexander McWhorter  PALMITO RANCH: From Civil War Battlefield to National Historic Landmark 2018, 1st edition, College Station. During the Civil War, the two battles were fought on what is now the Palmito Ranch. The authors offer new information about these battles while chronicling the efforts to save and preserve the battlefield site, one of the few places in Texas where the war was contested. 116pp w/maps, photos, bib, index. Flexbound, new [multi-copies]….26.00

 40) Green, Dr. Ben K. THE COLOR OF HORSES: The Scientific and Authoritative Identification of the Color of the Horse 1974, 1st edition, Flagstaff.  With 34 full-color paintings by Darol Dickinson.  Green “has taken the research of thirty years and created an easily-read and well-documented book on how color occurs and can be identified in horses.”  A real treasure for horse-lovers.  127pp.  Folio HB (lacking dust jacket) scarce…..85.00

 41) Green, Ben K. HORSE CONFORMATION as to Soundness and Performance  1977, 1st printing of the revised edition, Flagstaff. Robert A. Wilson, in his Ben K. Green bibliography: “This work is the separately published collection of Green’s articles on the structure and function of the horse which he published serially in issues of The Tally Book…[and in 1963] the articles were published together, in different format, as the first part of the book Horse Conformation [and] Hoss Trades of Yesteryear.” This edition contains an additional chapter, “How to Tell the True Age of a Horse by the Teeth,” which did not appear in the first edition. 80pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ near fine copy…..50.00

 42) Greene, A.C. THE SANTA CLAUS BANK ROBBERY 1972, 1st edition NY. Greene’s fictionalized take on the bumbled bank robbery that occurred in Cisco, Texas in 1927.  HB/DJ, very good……..30.00 SOLD

 43) Gregory, James N. AMERICAN EXODUS: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California1989, 1st edition, Oxford U., NY. In the 1930s and 40s, when they migrated to California, destitute Okies (and others) took with them an allegiance to evangelical Protestantism, plain folk American values, and a love of country music. 58pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ, fine..24.00 SOLD

 44) Haley, J. Evetts SOME SOUTHWESTERN TRAILS 1948, 1st “El Paso Edition” limited to 750 copies with the standard Bugbee title page (see Chandler Robinson, J. Evetts Haley and the Passing of the Old West) San Angelo. Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Harold D. Bugbee. 30pp unnumbered. Oblong folio HB, tan cloth with two tiny 1/4 inch spots on back cover, and the front hinge is partially split, uncommon…..100.00 (condition noted) SOLD

 45) Haley, J. Evetts CHARLES GOODNIGHT: Cowman and Plainsman 1936, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. One of the best of the cowman’s biographies.  Much of Haley’s material came from first-hand interviews with Goodnight over a period of years. Reese, SIX SCORE: “Goodnight’s career spanned the history of the development of West Texas, from Indian fighting to oil wells…Haley’s beautifully written biography, perhaps his best book, is an ample vehicle for a mighty figure, and a classic of American biography.” 485pp  w/bibliography, index. HB/DJ—a near fine copy in a fine facsimile dust jacket, and inscribed/SIGNED  by Haley on the half title page………..795.00  [signed copies of the first edition are becoming rare] SOLD

 47) Haley, J. Evetts FORT CONCHO AND THE TEXAS FRONTIER  1952, 1st edition, San Angelo. Designed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. Haley’s classic history of  the frontier military outpost and the West Texas country that surrounds it. Chapters on the Great Comanche War Trail; the stage-coach mail; founding and building of Fort Concho; Mackenzie and his Indian campaigns; Grierson and Shafter; “Nolan’s Lost Nigger Expedition;” racial troubles on the Conchos; transportation and supply; everyday life at the post; more. 352pp w/maps, illus, index. HB/DJ, very good w/one-inch chip at bottom of dust jacket spine, and front hinges are beginning to crack, SIGNED by Haley…..225.00 SOLD

 48) Haley, J. Evetts [editor]  Charles Goodnight’s Indian Recollections 1928, 1st edition, Canyon. Article in PANHANDLE-PLAINS HISTORICAL REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 1  One of many interviews Haley had with the complex frontiersman and pioneer rancher. Other articles include: “The Arrington Papers” by L.F. Sheffy; “Mining and Indian fighting in Arizona and New Mexico, 1858-1861: Memoirs of Hank Smith” by Hattie M. Anderson; and “Pioneer Quaker Farmers  of the South Plains” by Roger  A. Burgess. 128pp. Softcover w/extended edges…..95.00 SOLD

 49) Haley, J. Evetts  MEN OF FIBER 1963, “Rawhide Edition” limited to 700 copies, El Paso.  Typography by Carl Hertzog; drawings by Jose Cisneros. Profiles of John R. Baylor: Irrepressible Rebel; Quanah Parker: The Last Great Chief; R.S. Mackenzie: Superb Soldier; Andrew Jackson Potter: Fighting Parson; and Bob Beverly: Cowboy-Sheriff. 39pp. Softcover…45.00 SOLD

 50) Hendrix, John IF I CAN DO IT HORSEBACK: A Cow-Country Sketchbook 1964, 1st edition, Austin.  Intro by Wayne Gard; illustrations by Malcolm Thurgood.   “Accurate, detailed and fascinating descriptions of the day-to-day life of the cowboy, the chuck-wagon cook, the range boss” based on the author’s personal experiences in West Texas. 355pp w/index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has tiny edgewear, now in protective cover]…...45.00

 51) Hill, David Lee “Tex” (with Major Reagan Schaup, USAF) “TEX” HILL: Flying Tiger 2003, 2nd printing, San Antonio. Hill was a fighter pilot in WWII and Korea and received the Distinguished Service Cross of his valor over enemy-held territory in China. This book relates his many adventures before and during the wars. 322pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, fine copy SIGNED by Hill and Schaup; laid in is a copy of signed letter from President George W. Bush…….65.00 SOLD

 52) Hinman, Bob THE GOLDEN AGE OF SHOTGUNNING  1971, 1st edition, Winchester Press, NY.  A veritable goldmine of information about the guns, shells, hunting and target equipment used in the last thirty years of the 19th-century. A complete listing of almost 400 shotgun makers’ names, dates and histories. 175pp w/illus, bib, appendices. HB/DJ, fine copy…..20.00

 53) Hodge, Frederick W. & Theodore H. Lewis [editors] SPANISH EXPLORERS in the SOUTHERN UNITED STATES, 1528-1543  1990 reprint of the 1907 edition, TSHA, Austin. Includes the narratives of the early explorers Cabeza de Vaca, Hernando de Soto, and Pedro de Castaneda. 411pp w/ 3 foldout facsimile maps, index. HB/DJ, fine copy….25.00

 54) Holmes, Floyd J. INDIAN FIGHTS ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER  a now scarce 1927 reprint of the very rare 1894 edition, Ft. Worth. The Indian fights and atrocities in this book were first recorded by pioneer E.L. Deaton, and deal mostly with incidents around the Texas counties of  Comanche, Brown, Erath, Hamilton, and some adjoining counties. Most incidents recorded were just prior to and during Civil War years. 161pp.  HB, maroon cloth reinforced w/red cloth library binding at spine, ex-library with few a stamps and card holder in rear, overall condition very good, and very scarce….150.00 SOLD

 55) Huffines, Alan C. BLOOD OF NOBLE MEN--The Alamo Siege and Battle: An Illustrated Chronology 1999, 2nd printing, Austin.  Foreword by Stephen L. Hardin; illustrated by Gary S. Zaboly. “Texas military historian Huffines assembles extracts from letters and other primary, or at least contemporary, sources to detail the activities and thoughts of the defending Texans and attacking Mexicans during the fatal 13 days in February and March 1836 that have become part of US mythology.  Zaboly contributes line drawings and sketches of characters, scenes, weapons, dress, and other aspects and begins each chapter with an aerial view pointing out positions and salient features.”   Folio HB/DJ, as new….29.95

 56 Hunt, Joe B. TEXAS RANGER CAMPFIRE TALES  2013, 1st edition, np.  The author served as a Texas Ranger, then was elected sheriff of Tom Green County. In this book he relates some of his experiences in civilian life and as a lawmen.  Mr. Hunt passed away soon after his book was published. 250pp w/photos. Trade Paperback...29.95

 57) Hunter, J. Marvin [editor] THE TRAIL DRIVERS OF TEXAS 1963, revised edition limited to 97 copies, published by Argosy-Antiquarian LTD, NY.  TWO VOLUMES. Has a new introduction by Henry Sinclair Drago, and an index not available in the earlier editions.  Reese, SIX-SCORE on the original: “This vast compilation of original accounts by old trail drivers is one of the best cattle books, and the largest collection of first-hand narratives of the range cattle industry .. [it] is an essential foundation book for any range library.”  Adams, HERD: “...the most important single contribution to the history of cattle driving on the western trails.”  1070pp w/photos, and an index which is not available in the previous editions. Two volumes HB, both volumes in tan decorated boards w/cowhide spines in slipcase, numbered and SIGNED by Henry Sinclair Drago. Fine condition, the set……275.00 SOLD

 58) Hutchinson, W.H.  ANOTHER VERDICT FOR OLIVER LEE  1965,  1st limited edition of 650 copies, Clarendon. Sketches by H.D. Bugbee and Olive Vandgruff Bugbee.  Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Has some material on Oliver Lee, Pat Garrett, Jim Gilliland, and the Fountain murder, but it mostly quotes from Eugene Cunningham and is largely about him.” 24pp w/illustrations….45.00

 59) Jennings, N.A. A TEXAS RANGER 1930, 1st printing of the 2nd edition, Dallas. This edition has a 6-page foreword by J. Frank Dobie.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The best edition, although poorly proofread.” He also says, “...this is one of the most interesting accounts of the life of the Texas Rangers in the late 1870’s” Adams, SIX-GUNS: “...contains much material on Texas gunmen, such as John Wesley Hardin and King Fisher, and the Taylor-Sutton feud and other border troubles.”  Jennings was a reporter who served under the intrepid Ranger Captain L.H. McNelly. 287pp. .HB maroon cloth, very good…….35.00

 60) Johnson, Virginia W. THE UNREGIMENTED GENERAL: A Biography of Nelson A. Miles  1962, 1st edition, Cambridge. “The portrait of a great frontier general, as distinguished as he was controversial.” 401pp w/illus, maps, biblio, index. HB/DJ..35.00 SOLD

 61) Karr, Lee and Lela  ROPE BURNS….a fair likeness of a few good COWBOYS who know the meaning of the words  1975, 1st edition, San Angelo. A photo gallery of many old-time and contemporary steer-roping competitors from around the Southwest, mostly from West Texas. 112pp w/photos.  Folio HB bound in leather with decorated cover, very scarce…375.00

 62) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy]  EYES OF THE HAWK  1981, 1st edition, NY. Novel of Texas. 182pp. HB/DJ,  fine copy, SIGNED “Elmer Kelton alias Lee McElroy” with no inscription….150.00

 63) Kelton, Elmer CLOUDY IN THE WEST 1997, 1st edition, NY. Entertaining tale about a twelve-year-old runaway farmer boy on the Texas frontier. 255pp. HB/DJ, near fine, SIGNED with no inscription…….45.00

 64) Kelton, Elmer  THE PUMPKIN ROLLERS  1996, 1st edition, NY. Novel with memorable Texas characters. 301pp. HB/DJ, near fine, SIGNED with no inscription………..45.00

 65) Kelton, Elmer  THE INDIAN IN FRONTIER NEWS 1993, 1st edition, San Angelo.  “Kelton researches and chronicles the reporting of news about the Indian in local newspapers from the 1840s to the 1890s. Prejudice, boosterism, violence and the occasional tall tale helped fill the columns of weekly newspapers.”  189pp w/footnotes, photos. HB/DJ, inscribedSIGNED..40.00 SOLD

 66) [KENDALL COUNTY] CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS OF KENDALL COUNTY, TEXAS: A Biographical Dictionary by Frank Wilson Kiel. 2013, 1st edition, Comfort.  Biographical sketches of the county’s Civil War participants, including both Confederate and Union, with information on the “Nueces Affair” and its survivors. 205pp w/tables, biblio.. Folio HB, black leather w/embossed lettering, a fine copy….50.00

 67) [KIMBLE COUNTY] PEACE IN THE VALLEY: A Chronicle of Kimble County Cemeteries by Frederica Burt Wyatt. 1997, 1st edition, Junction. Includes brief histories of Kimble County cemeteries and their inventories. 218pp w/index. Folio softcover w/spiral binding, fine copy, SIGNED…..40.00 SOLD

 68) Knowles, Thomas W.  THEY RODE FOR THE LONE STAR: The Saga of the Texas Rangers 1999, 1st edition, Dallas. A comprehensive and fully illustrated history of the Texas Rangers from their earliest days through the Civil War. 234pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, appendix, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy……40.00

 69) Laichas, William D. et al [editors] NEW MEXICO MILLENIUM COLLECTION 200, 1st edition, Tesuque. 160 full-color images which reflect the beauty, quality, and variety of works of art created or displayed in New Mexico. 160pp w/illus, indices; laid in is a 28-page “Guide to Contributors.” Folio HB/DJ very good…..25.00 SOLD

 70) Laine, Tanner COW COUNTRY 1969, 1st edition, Hereford. Stories of West Texas with emphasis on cattle ranching. Interspersed among the stories is “Face of  a Cowboy” which has photos and biogra SOLD phical sketches of many West Texas ranchers and cowboys. 340pp w/photos, index.  Folio hardback w/pictorial cover….45.00

 71) Lake, Stuart N.  WYATT EARP: Frontier Marshal  1931, early reprint Boston.  A glorified biography of Earp, without the warts.  392pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ , very good copy….50.00

 72) Lanning, Michael Lee THE VETERANS CEMETERIES OF TEXAS 2018, 1st edition, College Station. A guide to the burial places of  Texas veterans. Richly illustrated, the book also provides moving descriptions of military burial traditions, such as “Taps” and the 21-gun salute, as well as information about the various types of military headstones (including sixty authorized religious symbols). 178pp w/illus, index. Flexbound, new [multiple copies available]……29.95

 One of my all-time favorite novels!

73) Lee, Harper TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD  1993,  reprint edition, Harper Collins Publisher, NY.  Pulitzer Prize winner. It was also named the best novel of the 20th Century by librarians across the country. A contemporary perspective on race relations in the 1960s. 323pp. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]…….25.99

I believe this one is equally as good!

74) Lee, Harper  GO SET A WATCHMAN 2015, 1st edition, NY. Although Lee wrote this one first, it could be considered a sequel that features many of the iconic characters from the author’s Pulitzer Prize winner, To Kill a Mockingbird. [Scout is a young woman in this novel.] 278pp. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……...27.99

 75) Ludwig, Wayne THE OLD CHISHOLM TRAIL: From Cow Path to Tourist Stop 2018, 1st edition, Texas A&M Press, College Station.  Ludwig has provided “the first comprehensive examination of the Chisholm Trail since Wayne Gard’s 1954 classic study, The Chisholm Trail, and makes an important—and modern—contribution to the history of the American West.” 307pp w/maps, photos, appendix, notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available] SIGNED……….37.00

 76) Malm, Gerhard A., D.V.M. BITS AND BRIDLES: An Encyclopedia 1996, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, Grasshopper Pub., Valley Falls. An illustrated guide to bits and bridles, with history and information on controlling a horse with these accoutrements. 549pp w/illus, ref, index. Folio HB leather w/pictorial cover, numbered and SIGNED handsome book!....140.00

 77) Martin, Ned & Jody, and Robert Bauver BRIDLES OF THE AMERICAS: Vol. 1: Indian Silver  2010, 1st edition, Hawk Hill Press, Nicasio. “Traces the evolution and use of silver bridles as well as gorgets, pectorals, hairplates, and concha belts, all of which were first obtained through trade networks, and later the Indians learned to make themselves.” Profusely illustrated in full-color. 144pp w/illustrations, glossary, bibliography, index. Large folio (12” by 14”) HB/DJ……………….............................69.95

 78) Martin, Ned & Jody  HORSEHAIR BRIDLES: A Unique American Art (Volume 3 of the Bridles of America Series)  2016, 1st edition, Hawk Hill Press, Nicasio. This book exemplifies a form of unique American folk art that was created in twelve American prisons from 1890 to the 1930s. It shows the preparation, dyeing and hitching of horsehair, and explains the difference in plaiting or braiding horsehair for cheek straps, brow pieces and reins. Fully illustrated in color. 190pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index. Large folio (12” by 14”) HB/DJ………………………………69.95

 79) McAlister, J. Gilbert  DAVEKO: Kiowa-Apache Medicine Man with SUMMARY OF KIOWA-APACHE HISTORY AND CULTURE by W.W. Newcomb. November, 1970, Texas Memorial Museum Bulletin No. 17, Austin. An interesting study of this little-known tribe who were natural enemies of the Comanche.61pp w/photos, references. Softcover…..25.00 SOLD

 80) McHenry, Roy C. & Walter F. Roper  SMITH & WESSON HAND GUNS 1997, “Special edition of the Firearms Classic Library,” Fairfax. [Originally published in 1957.] A comprehensive coverage for enthusiasts and collectors. 233pp w/illus., index. Folio HB turquoise leather w/gilt decorations and edges, fine copy……45.00 SOLD

 

 81) MCMURTRY, LARRY -The following list of titles by McMurty are all SIGNED. Unless noted otherwise, they are 1st editions with dust jackets in fine  condition:

81a) Anything For Billy   $35.00 1st edition

81b) Pretty Boy Floyd      $30.00 1st edition

81c) Some Can Whistle    $35.00 1st edition SOLD

81d) Texasville                 $40.00 1st edition SOLD

 81e) Evening Star                            $30.00 1st edition

81f) Zeke and Ned                           $30.00 1st edition

81g) Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen $45.00 1st ed. SO

81h) Late Child                                $35.00 1st edition

  (Word has it that McMurtry doesn’t sign books anymore.)

 82) [MEDINA COUNTY] THE HISTORY OF MEDINA COUNTY, TEXAS by The Castro Colonies Heritage Association. 1994, 3rd printing, np. 600pp w/photos, historical articles, brand index, 786 family histories, index. Folio HB……100.00

 83) Meinzer, Wyman and B. Byron Price CHARLES GOODNIGHT: A Man For All Ages 2012, “Bison Edition” limited to 300 copies, Benjamin. Wyman Meinzer, the Official Photographer for the State of Texas, and B. Byron Price, the Director of the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West at the University of Oklahoma, explore Goodnight’s history and offer insight into the life of this Texas legend. 150pp w/photos, endnotes. Oblong folio hardback specially bound in brown cloth w/leather spine, and included is an original archival print  of JA BRAND, 2012 SIGNED and numbered by Meinzer. The colophon page of the book is numbered and SIGNED by Meinzer and Price. A beautiful set in a blue cloth box with the JA brand on the top….575.00 SOLD

 84) Minzenmayer, Donald  THE RING BIT: History, Form, & Function  2011, 1st edition, Atglen. A definitive history of the ring bit, considered by some to be the most humane and effective bits for a horse bridle. 208pp w/illustrations, bibliography, appendix, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine condition….65.00 SOLD

 85) Moneyhon, Carl H. EDMOND J. DAVIS: Civil War General, Republican Leader, Reconstruction Governor 2010, 1st edition, Fort Worth.  Davis was a Unionist in Texas before and during the Civil War. This biography is the first to be published of this controversial Texas. 335pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ, as new…..27.95

 86) [MORA, JO] THE JO MORA COLLECTION 1994, reprints by Stoecklein Publishing, Ketchum. Includes these three volumes: Trail Dust and Saddle Leather and Californios: The Saga of the Hard-Riding Vaqueros, America’s First Cowboys, both hardbacks written and illustrated by Jo Mora; and Jo Mora, Renaissance Man of the West, a biography by Stephen Mitchell (softcover).  The three volumes are housed in a pictorial slipcase, all in fine condition……100.00

 87) Mundie, James A., et al  TEXAS BURIAL SITES OF CIVIL WAR NOTABLES: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide  2002, 1st edition, Hillsboro. Features 600 of the most notable Civil War era leaders who are buried in 290 cemeteries in 131 Texas counties.  414pp w/photos, appendices, bib, index and updates/revisions laid in.  HB/DJ, fine copy….65.00

 88) Nance, Joseph Milton  DARE-DEVILS ALL: The Texan Mier Expedition, 1842-1844  TWO VOLUMES. Vol. I = 1998,

1st editions, 2nd printing; Vol. II = 1st edition, 1st printing,  Eakin Press, Austin. Edited by Archie P. McdonaldVolume I gives the complete and detailed story of the ill-fated expedition that covers  its formation in response to Mexican raids into Texas through the decision to cross into Mexico, the group’s capture at Mier, and their longtime imprisonment in Mexico—hardships endured, survival, diplomatic efforts to free the men and the realities of the Mexican bureaucracy.  An appendix gives a complete listing with personal data of the expedition’s personnel. Volume II gives expanded biographical sketches of many members of the expedition and details of  their lives before and after.  547/182pp w/illus, map, appendix, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine copies, the set of 2 vols = 225.00

 89) Nelson, Mary Carroll  THE LEGENDARY ARTISTS OF TAOS: the Founding of New Mexico’s Famous Art Colony and Its Pioneer Artists  1980, 1st edition, NY.  A definitive study of the lives of many legendary Taos artists and their art: Sharp, Phillips, Blumenschein, Berninghaus, Couse, Dasburg, Gaspard, and many others.  175pp w/full- color and black-and-white reproductions of many of the artist’s work, index. Folio HB/DJ a very good copy with minor wear along edges of dj….50.00 SOLD

 90) Oliphant, J. Orin  ON THE CATTLE RANGES OF THE OREGON COUNTRY  1968, 1st edition, Seattle. A detailed account of the flourishing cattle industry in Oregon between 1850 and 1890 that supplied markets in British Columbia, California, and Chicago. Oliphant describes the problems endured, including diseases, prairie fires, poisonous plants, rustling, severe weather, etc. There’s also an informative chapter on the relations between cattlemen and Indians. Reese, SIX-SCORE: "The best coverage of cattle raising in the Pacific Northwest. With impressive scholarship, Oliphant covers an important corner of the range industry which is often entirely overlooked…." 372pp w/notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ,  near fine…..65.00

 91) Parsons, Chuck  CAPTAIN JOHN R. HUGHES: Lone Star Ranger 2011, 1st edition, Denton. Foreword by Robert K. DeArment. This newest biography of the intrepid Ranger sheds new light on his life before he became a Texas Ranger, including information on his love interest, though he never married. He served from 1887 until his retirement in 1915, after receiving more awards and honors than any other Texas Ranger, before or since. 416pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ…….29.95

 92) Pattie, Jane COWBOY SPURS AND THEIR MAKERS  1994, 3rd printing, College Station.  Foreword by Don Worcester; introduction by B. Byron Price.  Nicely illustrated. Histories of thirteen prominent spur makers. 172pp w/photos, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, SIGNED bookplate, fine copy…..45.00 SOLD

 93) Poe, John W. THE TRUE STORY of the  KILLING OF “BILLY THE KID” (Notorious New Mexico Outlaw)  1923, 2nd edition, limited to 250 copies, privately printed by E.A. Brininstool, Los Angeles. “As detailed by JOHN W. POE, a member of Sheriff Pat Garrett’s Posse, to E.A. Brininstool, in 1919.”  15pp, this edition w/photos of Poe, Garrett and Billy the Kid and a letter from Poe to Brininstool not included in the first edition. Tipped inside the front cover of this rare little booklet is a small clipping from Adventure Magazine (1919) quoting a boast from Brininstool that he will bet “Brother Wood” $1,000 as to the exactness of his story and let Poe (a banker in Roswell, New Mexico at the time) do the deciding. An interesting little booklet, fine condition, numbered and SIGNED by Brininstool………325.00 SOLD

 94) Pope, Clarence AN OIL SCOUT IN THE PERMIAN BASIN 1972, 1st edition, El Paso.  Author gives us a firsthand account of the oil boom days and the subsequent growth of West Texas’ early petroleum industry.  150pp w/photos. HB/DJ (dust jacket has one-inch chip at top, now in protective cover)…..55.00 SOLD

 95) Rattenbury, Richard C.  PACKING IRON: Gunleather of the Frontier West  1993, 1st edition, Santa Fe. “The first work to competently and accurately describe the holsters, gunbelts, saddle scabbards and various other equipment which made carrying and wearing firearms practical.” Fully illustrated. 216pp w/endnotes, glossary, index. Folio HB/DJ…..75.00 SOLD

 96) Roberts, Capt. Dan W.:  RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY  and  Mrs. D.W. Roberts: A WOMAN’S REMINISCENCES of SIX YEARS in CAMP with the TEXAS RANGERS  1987, limited edition (one of fifty) by State House Press, Austin. This hand-some reprint edition includes a new introduction by Robert Wooster, and a new index not available in the 1st editions. The two titles give two unique perspectives of Texas Ranger life on the frontier in the 1870s and 1880s. Mrs. Roberts’ Reminiscences includes M.C. Ragsdale photos taken in 1878. 189/64pp w/illustrations, index. HB white cloth w/leather spine in slipcase, fine copy…125.00

 97) Rollins, Philip Ashton THE COWBOY: An Unconventional History of Civilization on the Old-Time Cattle Range 1936, revised and enlarged edition,,  NY.  Reese, SIX-SCORE: “A full exposition on cowboys and the range cattle industry. Rollins had a genuine familiarity with cowboys and the range, combined with an Ivy League education…..”  353pp w/illustrations. HBDJ, near fine copy, laid in is a photo of the author sitting in a chair near a window, with a penciled notation on back…...45.00 SOLD

 98) San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Association 50 YEARS AT THE SAN ANGELO STOCK SHOW & RODEO: Also Featuring 27 Years of Roping Fiesta History 1982, 1st edition, San Angelo. Edited by Jerry Lackey, with contributing writers that include Elmer and Steve Kelton, Scott Campbell, Jeanette Gideon, Ross McSwain, Bill Hinnant, and Dee Lackey. 97pp w/many photos, historical articles. Folio softcover…….25.00 SOLD

 99) Sawyer, Charles Winthrop  FIREARMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY 2000, reprint by Firearms Classic Library, Birmingham. TWO VOLUMES. The author has presented a serious study of the myriad ways that firearms have figured in American life. 219/419pp w/illustrations and index in the second volume. HB maroon leather w/gilt decorations fine set of two volumes = 70.00

 100) Smith, Helena Huntington THE WAR ON POWDER RIVER 1966, 1st edition, NY. A history of the Johnson County War. 320pp w/map, photo section, notes, index. HB brown cloth…..40.00

 101) Smith, L. Walden SADDLES UP 1937, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. The author ranched in South Texas and was an old trail driver and member of the Trail Driver’s Association. In this book he relates many tales about trail drives, cowboys, and ranching.  276pp w/photos, many South Texas cattle brands illustrated and identified at the end of each chapter. HB….45.00

 102) Sonnichsen, C.L. THE EL PASO SALT WAR OF 1877  1961, 2nd edition,1st state, El Paso. Typography by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Jose Cisneros.  [Commonly referred to as “Hertzog Edition” w/letter “b” pasted to correct error on p61] 68pp w/references, index. HB/DJ, fine copy., SIGNED by Hertzog...50.00

 103) Sowell, A.J. EARLY SETTLERS AND INDIAN FIGHTERS OF SOUTHWEST TEXAS 1900, 1st edition, Ben C. Jones & Co., Printers, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The work contains 132 accounts of early pioneers, mostly as told to them directly to Sowell…Most of the work pertains to Indian fights and Texas Rangers.” 844pp with a 3-page table of contents that serves as index. HB, this first edition has been professionally rebound in red cloth, exceedingly scarce…..750.00

 104) Stanley, F. THE EARLY DAYS OF THE OIL INDUSTRY IN THE TEXAS PANHANDLE, 1919-1929  1973, 1st edition, Borger.  Explores the history and boom days of oil discovery and development in the Texas Panhandle towns of Amarillo, Borger and Pampa. 414pp w/index.  HB/DJ near fine copy, SIGNED; very scarce……225.00

 105) Stanley, F. NO TEARS FOR BLACK JACK KETCHUM 2008, facsimile reprint of the scarce 1958 original, Santa Fe.  Life story of the desperado who roamed West Texas and New Mexico, and rode with members of Butch Cassidy’s Wild bunch, and his brother, Sam Ketchum.  This edition includes new material by Marc Simmons, Mary Jo Walker, and Jack D. Rittenhouse. 148pp. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies available]….29.95 

106) Steffen, Randy THE HORSE SOLDIER 1776 - 1943 Four Volumes, all early reprints, Norman. This four volume set is a detailed study and history of the United States Cavalryman and his uniforms, arms, accoutrements and equipments, from the Revolutionary War to the last days of the Horse Soldier in World War II when the cavalry became mechanized. Vol I: The Revolution, The War Of 1812, The Early Frontier, 1776-1850. ; Vol II. The Frontier, Mexican War, Civil War, Indian Wars, 1851-1880; Vol III: The Last Of The Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, The Brink Of The Great War, 1881-1916. Vol IV: World War I, The Peacetime Army, World War II, 1917-1943. Each volume profusely illustrated by the author, many in full color. All four volumes are folio hardbacks in near fine condition. The set of four volumes = $125.00

 107) Streeter, Floyd B. PRAIRIE TRAILS & COW TOWNS: The Opening of the West  1936, 1st edition, Chapman & Grimes, Boston. Opening of the Santa Fe , Oregon  and other trails; the Kansas Co Towns; the Pony Express; cattle trailing from Texas to Missouri; the buffalo slaughter; much more. 214pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket has chips, now in protective cover..85.00

 108) Webster, Tom WINCHESTER RARITIES  2000, 1st printing, Iola. Edited by David D. Kowalski. A fully illustrated guide to hundreds of rare and one-of-a-kind Winchester collectibles: calendars, five-panel displays, sporting goods; guns, and more. 208pp w/illustrations. Folio HB/DJ, fine………20.00

 109) Webb, T.G. BATTLE OF THE BRAZOS: A Texas Football Rivalry, a Riot, and a Murder 2018, 1st edition, College Station. In this book Webb examines and explains the riot, its origins, and its aftermath, untangling many enduring myths that grew up around the event over the years to establish the definitive record.170pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, new ….27.00

 110) White, John I. GIT ALONG, LITTLE DOGIES: Songs and Songmakers of the American West  1975, 1st edition, Urbana. Foreword by Austin E. Fife. History and criticism of many popular western songs, plus biographies of many who wrote or sang them. Includes words and music for many of the all-time favorites, and has a 33-1/3 disc with four songs sung by the author. 221pp w/photos, appendices, John White discography, index. HB/DJ…..35.00

 111) Williams, Clayton NEVER AGAIN 1969, 1st edition, San Antonio; 3 volumes.  An extensive and well-written overview of the history of  the West Texas frontier from B.C to the beginning of the Civil War. Considerable attention to the Coahuiltecans and Jumanos during the Spanish colonial period, and the Comanche during the 19th century.  Includes a lot on U.S. Army activities in western Texas during the period between the War with Mexico and the Civil War. 3 volumes HB/DJ lacking slipcase…100.00 SOLD

 112) Williams, J.W. OLD TEXAS TRAILS 1979, 1st edition, Burnet. Edited by Kenneth F. Neighbors. This book is the result of  Williams’ life-long search for the truth about Texas trails and the men who carved them out of the wilderness.  Jenkins, BTB [p292]: “…a wealth of information on trails, roadways, and routes of early travelers in Texas between 1716 and 1886.”  447pp w/22 maps of Texas trails including two foldouts, more than 60 photos, bib, index. HB/DJ fine copy……175.00

                 112b) Another edition – Old Texas Trails – 1979, 2nd printing. HB/DJ fine copy…..125.00

 113) Williams, J. W. CORONADO: From the Rio Grande to the Concho offprint from Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Oct., 1959. Williams convincingly makes the case that Coronado did in fact come to the Concho River region of Texas. 31pp with two detailed foldout maps. Softcover .....25.00

 114) Wilson, Laura   WATT MATTHEWS of LAMBSHEAD 2007, 2nd printing, Austin. Updated with an introduction by David McCullough; and an Afterword by the author/photographer. This award-winning photographic essay vividly chronicles Watt Matthews’ days as heir and operator of the historic Lambshead Ranch. 197pp w/notes on the photos. Oblong folio HB/DJ…39.95 SOLD

 115) Wooster, Robert SOLDIERS, SUTLERS, AND SETTLERS: Garrison Life on the Texas Frontier 1987, 1st  edition, College Station. Illustrated by Jack Jackson.  A look at the everyday life at the frontier forts, with details about solders’ uniforms, weapons and duties, along with activities of the local civilian inhabitants, and more. 240pp w/ill, index. HB/DJ….30.00 SOLD

 116) Young, Fredric R. DODGE CITY: Up Through A Century In Story And Pictures 1972, 1st ed, published by the Boot Hill Museum. A colorful centennial history of the old boomtown with over 400 photos. 202pp w/photo credits, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ near fine copy....25.00

 117) TEXAS JACK  GUN PLAY, and the Life and Adventures of Broncho John 1933, 1st edition, privately printed. A tri-fold pamphlet of 6 pages w/pictorial cover. Includes several essays about the experiences of Texas Jack and Broncho John. In Adams, RAMPAGING HERD, there are four entries by "Broncho John," all rare little pamphlets about which Adams says: "These ephemeral little tracts were originally intended to be the basis of a larger work never written." This offer is not cited in either Rampaging Herd or Six Guns. Rare and in fine condition, SIGNED in blue ink on the front panel by Texas Jack (1933), and Broncho John. Wrappers w/pictorial covers……550.00 SOLD

 Early history and exploration of the American Southwest – very scarce!

118) Carroll, H. Bailey & J. Villasana Haggard [editors/translators] THREE NEW MEXICO CHRONICLES 1942, 1st limited edition of 550 copies, The Quivera Society Publications, Volume XI, Albuquerque. Includes: The Exposicion of Don Pedro Bautista Pino 1812; the Ojeada of Lic. Antonio Barreiro 1832; and the additions by Don Jose Agustin de Escudero, 1849. These three works are considered the best primary sources for information about New Mexico’s history and culture for the period of 1801 to 1849.  342pp w/plates, notes, index. HB, vellum spine over salmon paper-covered boards, still uncut pages…..135.00

119) Hammond, George P. & Agapito Rey  NEW MEXICO IN 1602: Juan De Montoya’s Relation of the Discovery of New Mexico  1938, 1st limited edition of 550 copies, The Quivera Society Publications, Volume VIII, Albuquerque. Montoya was a soldier and gives his account of the exploration and colonization of the Spanish Southwest from 1599 to 1609, during Onate’s reign as governor.143pp w/illustrations, notes, index. HB, vellum spine over salmon paper-covered boards, still uncut pages…..125.00

120) Villagra, Gaspar Perez de  HISTORY OF NEW MEXICO 1933, # 163 of a limited edition of 665 copies published for the Quivira Society, Los Angeles. Translated by Gilberto Espinosa, with introduction and notes by F. W. Hodge. The author, Villagra, enlisted “under the banner of Onate for the conquest and colonization of New Mexico in 1598.” Although the original Spanish text, published in 1610, was in verse, it has been hailed by later historians as an important early history of the southwest.  This translation is in narrative form. 307pp w/illustrations, notes, appendices, index. HB vellum spine over salmon paper-covered boards…150.00