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     CATALOG #288: February, 2019

 TEXANA/WESTERN AMERICANA: New, used and rare

 

1) Abernathy, John R. “CATCH ‘EM ALIVE JACK” Life and Adventures of an American Pioneer 1936, 1st edition NY. The author trapped wolves; ranched; cowboyed and hunted bear on Goodnight’s Ranch in Tule Canyon; and befriended Theodore Roosevelt and Quanah Parker. 224pp w/period photos. HB maroon cloth w/gold lettering, very good copy, SIGNED…125.00 SOLD

 

2) Adams, Ramon THE OLD-TIME COWHAND 1961, 1st trade edition, NY. Illustrated by Nick Eggenhofer.  A collection of the author’s entertaining yarns that depict the real-life activities of the old-time cowboys. 354pp w/ill.  HB/DJ, near fine with two light scuff marks at top of dust jacket……..60.00

 

3) Alexander, Bob & Donaly E. Brice  TEXAS RANGERS: Lives, Legend, and Legacy  2017, 1st edition, Denton. A one-volume history of the Rangers that begins in 1823 up through the Republic, Mexican War, and Civil War. Then, the authors focus in detail on each company A through F, of the Frontier Battalion. Thereafter, Alexander and Brice tell the famous episodes of the Rangers that forged their legend, and bring the story up through the twentieth century to the present day in the final chapters. 650pp w/illus, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new –I have a limited quantity of copies SIGNED by both authors……34.95 SOLD

 

4) Anderson, Charles G. IN SEARCH OF THE BUFFALO: The Story of J. Wright Mooar  1974, 1st edition, Seagraves.  Story of the famous buffalo hunter who killed the white buffalo in Scurry County in 1876.  The Mooar brothers were responsible for opening the market for buffalo hides. 116pp w/photos, maps, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, very good copy…..45.00 SOLD

 

5) [ARCHEOLOGY]  THE PREHISTORY OF TEXAS edited by Timothy K. Perttula. 2004, 1st edition, College Station. A comprehensive volume which explores in detail the varied experience of native peoples who resided in this region in prehistoric times.  Extensively illustrated chapters on the various regions. The archeological data from across the state traces technological changes, the development of fishing and shellfish collecting, funerary customs, long-term changes in mobility, and the development of agricultural societies, and more. 512pp with 220 line drawings, 66 black-and-white images, 38 tables, references.  Folio softcover, as new……….95.00 

 

6) [ARCHEOLOGY] PREHISTORIC SKELATAL REMAINS FROM THE TEXAS COAST by George & Edna Woodbury. 1935,1st printing, Globe. Medallion Papers No. XVIII. A study of a collection of sixteen individuals found at three different locations along the Texas coast. 45pp w/illus, bibliography. Softcover w/extended ages, very good……22.50 SOLD

 

7) [ARCHITECTURE]  HENRY C. TROST: Architect of the Southwest by Lloyd C. & June-Marie F. Engelbrecht. 1981, 1st edition, El Paso. An important study of the works of Trost who, from 1860 to 1933, dominated the architectural scene of New Mexico, Arizona and extreme West Texas, notably, the Paisano Hotel, Marfa, and many buildings that dominate the El Paso skyline. 154pp w/photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, SIGNED by both authors, scarce……..100.00 SOLD

 

8) [ARCHITECTURE] ARCHITECTURE IN TEXAS, 1895-1945 by Jay C. Henry.1993, 1st edition, Austin.  “More than just a catalog of buildings and styles, the book is a social history of Texas architecture.” Shows how the state’s architecture has emerged from Victorian design in the years before World War I to more traditional styles. 364pp w/photos, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ….40.00

 

9) [AUSTIN COUNTY] FOOTPRINTS OF FIVE GENERATIONS by C.W. Schmidt. 1930, 1st printing, New Ulm. Much about pioneer life in and around New Ulm, Austin County. Includes genealogical information and biographical sketches of some of the earliest settlers in the region. 76pp. Stiff blue wrappers, very good…….50.00 SOLD

 

10) Bandel, Eugene FRONTIER LIFE IN THE ARMY, 1854-1861 1932, 1st edition, Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale. The Southwest Historical Series Volume II. Translated by Olga Bandel & Richard Jente; edited by Ralph P. Bieber. Bandel recorded his adventures with the Sixth infantry while marching across the Plains and mountains of the Far West during the late 1850s. Jefferson Barracks; The Sioux Expedition; Winter quarters at Leavenworth; surveying the Southern Boundary of Kansas; the Mojave Expedition; encamped in Southern California; and more. 330pp w/foldout map, photos. HB maroon cloth w/gold lettering….85.00 SOLD

 

11) [BANDERA COUNTY] 100 YEARS IN BANDERA, 1853-1953 by J. Marvin Hunter. 1953, 1st edition, Bandera. “A story of sturdy pioneers, their struggles and hardships, and their heroic achievements.”  94pp w/photos, and a table of contents in the rear that serves as index. Softcover, a tabloid style folio (12”x16”) w/pictorial cover, fine condition in protective sleeve w/backboard….85.00

 

12) Barker, Elliott S. WHEN THE DOGS BARK ‘TREED’ A Year on the Trail of the Longtails  2011, reprint, Silver City. Stories of trapping and hunting lions, turkey, elk, and other wildlife in the Vermejo Park region of New Mexico. 209pp w/photos. HB w/pictorial cover, new [multiple copies available]……..29.95

 

13) Barrow, Charles K., et al [compilers] FORGOTTON CONFEDERATES: An Anthology About Black Southerners 1995, 1st trade edition, Journal of Confederate History Series, Vol. XIV, Culleoka. Explores the passive and even active support that many Southern blacks, free and slave, gave the Confederacy. 193pp w/illus, index. Trade paperback, SIGNED by Barrow….22.50

 

14) Berlet, Sarah Wharton Groce AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SPOON, 1828-1956 1971, 1st edition, DRT Tejas Chapter, Beaumont. A history of the Berlet, Wharton and Groce families through the eyes of a spoon handed down for generations. Interesting genealogy. 100pp w/maps, notes, illustrations. HB/DJ very good, SIGNED…….55.00

 

15) Biggers, Don Hampton  BUFFALO GUNS AND BARBED WIRE: Two Frontier Accounts 1991, 1st printing of the combined reissue of  “Pictures of the Past” and “History That Will Never Be Repeated,” Lubbock.  Introduction by A.C. Greene; biography of Biggers by Seymour V. Connor; full-page duotone photos by George Robertson and Erwin E. Smith. A frontier journalist’s account of the last great buffalo hunters, and range stories about cattlemen and cowboys of West Texas. 241pp w/photos, map, notes, sources. Oblong HB/DJ near fine, SIGNED by A.C. Greene…..55.00 SOLD

 

16) Blanton, Joseph Edwin [assisted by Watt Reynolds Matthews]  JOHN LARN 1994, 1st limited edition of 502 copies, Albany.  The author of this sketch of Larn’s life was a nephew of Watt Matthews, and grandson of one of the Matthews clan that was accused of murdering John Larn in his jail cell. They take issue with previous writings about the Vigilance committee that killed Larn while he was in jail. 42pp w/photos, endpaper map, chart of Mathews and Reynolds clans. 42pp w/photos, endpaper map, chart of Matthews and Reynolds clans. HB/DJ, very scarce…..185.00 SOLD

 

17) Bowden, J.J. UNCERTAIN RICHES: The Discovery and Exploitation of the Yates Oil Field  1991, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Austin. A detailed history of West Texas’ oil and gas industry from its beginnings in 1926. 186pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, possibly a publisher’s ‘overrun’ copy, as it is not numbered…………125.00 SOLD

 

18) Bradford, M.E. REMEMBERING WHO WE ARE: Observations of a Southern Conservative  1985, 1st edition, Athens.  Essays that defend the values of conservatism.  One point in this book hits home today (?): “The first law of every society, even the condition of its gestures of society, is that it puts the needs of its own members ahead of the needs of outsiders.”  178pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ, fine…….45.00

 

19) Braudaway, Douglas Lee RAILROADS OF WESTERN TEXAS 2000, 1st edition, Charleston. The story of the Southern Pacific Railroad’s early days and the towns that sprang up as it was built across West Texas. Among the 200+ photos are some spectacular images of the Pecos High Bridge. 128pp w/maps. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]…..21.99

 

20) Brayer, Garnet M. & Herbert O. AMERICAN CATTLE TRAILS, 1540-1900  1952, 1st edition, NY. An interesting study of American cattle drives and trails. 128pp w/illustrations, maps. HB/DJ…..35.00

 

21) Carroll, H. Bailey  THE TEXAN SANTA FE TRAIL  1951, 1st edition, Canyon. A detailed examination of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition from its beginning until it surrendered to Mexican forces.  In the author’s own words, this book “ is a factual, day-by-day account of a group of [overland] voyagers who in 1841, in attempting to tie together the new capital of Texas and the ancient one of New Mexico, revealed a surprising amount of the unsettled, unexplored Southwest.” 201pp w/maps, ill, bib, index. HB……45.00

 

22) Castaneda, Carlos E.[translator/editor] THE MEXICAN SIDE of the TEXAN REVOLUTION by the Chief Mexican Participants...1971, 2nd limited edition of 500 copies by Documentary Publications, Wash. D.C.  Includes accounts of the Texas revolution by Santa Anna; his secretary, Caro; General Vilasola; General Urrea; and Mexican Secretary of War, General Tornel. 391pp w/maps, ill, index. Hardback/no dust jacket as issued……..45.00 SOLD

 

23) [CHEROKEE COUNTY] A HISTORY OF CHEROKEE COUNTY (TEXAS)  by Hattie Joplin (Mrs. V. R.) Roach. 1934, 1st edition, Southwest Press, Dallas. A good history of this East Texas county: Indian Trails; early colonization and development; Civil War years; community histories; pioneer biographical sketches, much more. 178pp w/photos [12 plates], foldout town plat of Rusk, biblio, index. HB/DJ a near fine copy of this very scarce Texas county history with the rare dust jacket that has tiny chips and, now in protective cover…..….250.00 SOLD

 

24) Clay, John MY LIFE ON THE RANGE 1924, 1st edition, “privately printed,” Chicago. Adams, SIX-GUNS [and for the most part, repeated in  HERD]: “This well-written book about the author’s ranch experiences has become scarce in the first edition, and is one of the most sought after cattle books.  He was one of the better-known ranch owners of the Northwest and a well-educated Scotsman. His picture of ranch life is interesting and authentic. He relates many incidents of the Lincoln County War and tells about Tom Horn. ”  366pp w/photos, index. HB green cloth w/gold lettering, fine copy, exceedingly scarce……450.00

 

25) Collins, Phil THE ALAMO AND BEYOND: A Collector’s Journey 2012, 1st edition, State House Press, Buffalo Gap. Foreword by Stephen L. Harrigan; drawings by Gary S. Zaboly; photographs by Ben Powell.  Collins, an avid collector and student of the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution, tells the story of that iconic incident through the artifacts and documents in his personal collection, historic in itself. Five sections: I) Pre-Revolutionary; II) Outbreak to the Alamo; III) Goliad; IV) San Jacinto and Aftermath; V) Post revolutionary. 416pp w/illustrations; index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, new……49.95

 

26) Cosulich, Bernice TUCSON: The Fabulous Story of Arizona’s Ancient Walled Presidio 1853, 1st edition, Tucson. The coming of the Jesuits; long years of Apache depredations; development of mines, ranching and agriculture; the walled Presidio; the Gadsden purchase; final conquest of the Apaches; and much more. 310pp w/endpaper maps, illus, bib. HB/DJ very good…….45.00 SOLD

 

27) Crawford, Lewis F. RANCHING DAYS IN DAKOTA, and, CUSTER’S BLACK HILL’S EXPEDITION OF 1874  1950, 1st edition, Baltimore. Edited and with an intro by Usher L. Burdick. Tells about many of the early day ranchers in Dakotas. Includes some interesting range photos. The last chapter deals with the Custer expedition that opened up the Black Hills territory for white settlement. 110pp w/illus. HB/DJ green cloth w/gilt lettering on spine, fine copy w/plain brown DJ in protective cover…...125.00

 

28) Crawford, Roselle Williams  SURVIVAL OF LEGENDS: Legends and Their Relation to History, Literature and Life in the Southwest 1952, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. An interesting study of Texas and Southwestern folklore.  94pp w/ill, bib, index. HB/DJ (some foxing to endpapers)……25.00

 

29) [CROCKETT COUNTY] YESTERYEAR IN OZONA AND CROCKETT COUNTY by V.I. Pearce. 1980, 1st edition, Talley Press (San Angelo)  Editing by Elmer Kelton. Author recounts his days as a youngster on his ranch in Crockett County in the early part of the 20th-century: cowboys, sheepmen and cattlemen, much more. 137pp w photos, map endpapers. HB brown leather..75.00 SOLD

 

30) [DENTON COUNTY] GEOGRAPHY OF DENTON COUNTY by Mary Jo Cowling. 1936, 1st edition, Banks Upshaw and Co., Dallas. Don’t let the title mislead, as this book is actually a good history of the North Texas county with some references to its geography. Chapters on the county’s organization, early settlements and cattlemen; John Chisum; Sam Bass; a list of 140 cattle brands and their owners; schools; physical characteristics, and more. 132pp w/maps, photos, bib, index. HB red cloth, carce.125.00

 

31) Dobie, J. Frank JOHN C. DUVAL: First Texas Man of Letters 1939, 1st limited edition of  950 copies, Southwest Review, Dallas.  With nine illustrations by Tom Lea.   Dobie offers a biographical look at Duval (best known for his early books Early Times in Texas and Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace) plus a bibliographical critique. In the last section, a number of Duval’s heretofore unpublished works are provided. 105pp. HB/DJ fine copy …..150.00

 

32) [DOBIE, J. FRANK] TEXAS AND THE WEST: Featuring the Writings by J. Frank Dobie, A Contribution Towards A Bibliography (Catalog #24) by Price Daniel, Jr. No date, 1st limited edition of 210 copies, Waco. Typography by Carl Hertzog.  Includes “J. Frank Dobie and His Books” by Jeff C. Dykes. Index. 36pp w/portrait by Tom Lea. HB brown cloth……..40.00 SOLD

 

33) [DOBIE, J. FRANK] DOBIE AT SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY: The Beginnings of His Literary Career, 1906-1911 compiled and edited by Judson S. Custer.  1981, 1st edition, Austin. An interesting look at Dobie’s early years. 87pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..30.00 SOLD

 

34) Dobie, J. Frank  [editor] COYOTE WISDOM 1938, 1st edition, Austin (Texas Folklore Society Publication #XIV)  Entertaining stories of folklore from numerous contributors.  300pp w/illustrations, index. HB blue and tan cloth boards are slightly bent..65.00 SOLD

 

35) Dobie, J. Frank PITCHING HORSES AND PANTHERS 1940, reprinted from Mustangs and Cow Horses, Austin. 15pp, w/illustration by Will James. Softcover….27.50 SOLD

 

36) Ely, Glen Sample  THE TEXAS FRONTIER and the BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND MAIL, 1858-1861 2016, 1st edition, Norman. Tells the story of Texas’s antebellum frontier, from the Red River to El Paso, a raw and primitive country punctuated by chaos, lawlessness, and violence where settlers were left on their own to deal with vigilantes, lynchings, raiding Indians, and Anglo-American outlaws.  This is also the tale of the Butterfield Overland Mail, which carried passengers and mail through Texas. While it operated, the transcontinental mail line intersected and influenced much of Texas’s frontier history. 428pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [a few SIGNED copies available]……34.95

 

37) Frost, H. Gordon & John H. Jenkins “I’M FRANK HAMER” The Life of a Texas Peace Officer 1968, 1st edition, Austin. Hamer’s career as a lawman was blistered with bullets and violence.  He led the chase that ended in the demise of Bonnie and Clyde. 305pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ (dj has small chip and slight edgewear) overall very good copy…135.00 SOLD

 

38) Fuller, Henry C. A TEXAS SHERIFF: A.J. Spradley, Sheriff of Nacogdoches County for Thirty Years. 1931,1st edition, Nacogdoches. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Tells about many Texas murders, including the one by Bill Mitchell of James Truitt, the result of one of Texas’ many feuds. The author also touches upon the Border-Wall-Brocks feud.” 80pp w/photos. Softcover, scarce..85.00

 

39) Geiser, Samuel Wood NATURALISTS OF THE FRONTIER 1948, 2nd edition revised and enlarged, SMU Press, Dallas  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best introduction to the history of natural science in Texas.” It includes accounts of the Swiss naturalist, Jacob Boll, whose Texas studies included geology, zoology, entomology, botany, and paleontology; Jean Louis Berlandier, who made several trips into Texas; Thomas Drummon, English naturalist who toured Texas in the 1830s; Louis C. Ervenberg, the German who studied Texas trees and plants; Ferdinand Lindheimer, also from Germany; Ferdinand Roemer, considered the father of Texas geology; Charles Wright, Gideon Lincecum, Julien Riverchon; and Gustaf Belfrage, noted for his studies of Texas ants, beetles and butterflies.  There is also an appendix with biographical sketches of many other naturalists to Texas 1820-1880. 341pp w/frontis, maps, sources, index. HB/DJ, fine condition…..45.00 SOLD

 

40) [GEOLOGY] CLAY DEPOSITS OF THE CISCO GROUP OF NORTH TEXAS by F.B. Plummer, et al. 1949, UT Publication No. 4915, 1st printing, Austin. A geological study centered around the North Central Texas area. 44pp w/illus, index, eight maps in rear pocket. Softcover, very good…….50.00 SOLD

 

41) Gilbert, Miles GETTING A STAND 1986, 1st edition, Tempe. Illustrations by Bill Leftwich.  “An anthology of the writings of buffalo hunters who were engaged in the hide business between 1870 and 1882.” Includes a 1927 letter from J. Wright Mooar to

  1. Evetts Haley. 203pp w/illustrations, photos, references. HB w/pictorial cover, fine copy…….50.00 SOLD

 

42) Gooch-Iglehart, Fanny Chambers THE BOY CAPTIVE OF THE TEXAS MIER EXPEDITION 1909, “Revised, reprinted and republished by the author,” Press of J. R. Wood Printing Co.  A fictionalized account of John C. C. Hill’s experiences as a thirteen year old boy with the Mier Expedition as related to Mrs. Gooch-Inglehart by Hill himself before his death. She also completed research, and includes a source bibliography. 331pp w/illustrations, glossary. HB maroon cloth w/raised decorations, some light soiling to front cover, overall a very good, sound book…….100.00

 

43) Goodnight, Charles et al PIONEER DAYS IN THE SOUTHWEST FROM 1850 TO 1879 1909, marked “2nd edition” but in fact is the 1st edition, Guthrie. The subtitle reads: “Thrilling descriptions of Buffalo hunting, Indian fighting, massacres, cowboy life and home building.” Firsthand accounts of life on the frontier by Charles Goodnight, Emanuel Dubbs, John A. Hart and other contributors. 318pp w/period photos, table of contents labeled “Index.” HB green cloth w/decorated cover, a good copy with cracked front hinge, and the first few endpapers are loose, this volume in a custom made cloth box w/paste-on label, scarce..150.00 SOLD

 

44) Goodwyn, Lawrence TEXAS OIL, AMERICAN DREAMS: A Study of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association 1996, 1st edition, TSHA, Austin. “In this intricately interpretive narrative, Lawrence Goodwyn explores the legend of the Texas wildcatter…brings into clear relief the people who endeavored to act out the American Dream in the remote corners of oil country.” 274pp w/appendix, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ as new………..29.95

 

45) Guzman, Martin Luis MEMOIRS OF PANCHO VILLA  1970, 3rd printing, Austin. Translated by Virginia H. Taylor. The autobiography of Villa drawn from his own papers, by an eminent Mexican historian who knew and traveled with Pancho Villa at various times during the Mexican Revolution. 512pp w/photos, map, index. HB/DJ, very nice copy….45.00 SOLD

 

46) Hackett, Charles Wilson [editor] PICHARDO’S TREATISE ON THE LIMITS OF LOUISIANA AND TEXAS 1971, 2nd edition facsimile, Books For Libraries Press, Freeport. FOUR VOLUMES. “An Argumentative Historical Treatise with Reference to the Verification of the True Limits of the Provinces of Louisiana and Texas, Written by Father Jose Antonio Pichardo. of the Con-gregation of the Oratory of San Filipi Neri, to Disprove the Claim of the United States that Texas Was Included in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.” Jenkins, BTB: “The Pichardo Treatise is one of the first studies of Texas history by a committed scholar. Eugene C. Barker asserted: ‘No one who reads Pichardo’s monumental brief can doubt that Spain and not France owned Texas in 1763 and thereafter.’ …Few works of history have had a more direct effect on international diplomacy and law or on the subsequent history of the area involved….sheds an enormous wealth of data it presents on the history of Texas.”  630/618/623/415pp w/4 folding maps, extensive bibliography, sources, each volume indexed. Four volumes in tan cloth, all in fine condition …395.00

 

47) Haley. J. Evetts ON HIS NATIVE HEATH…IN HIS NATURAL ELEMENT: A Collection of the Essays of J. Evetts Haley From 1927 to 1989  1992, 1st edition, Midland. 287pp. HB/DJ near fine copy, SIGNED….85.00

 

48) Haley, J. Evetts ODE TO NITA BY HER HUSBAND 1958, 1st “Private Edit ion”, Canyon, limited to 100 copies reserved for presentation to family members and intimate friends of the Haley family. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Frontispiece photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Haley at their JH Ranch. [Chandler A. Robinson, J. EVETTS HALEY And The Passing of the West:  “Private edition limited to 100 copies, none of which were for sale…The rarest of all Haley books.”]  15pp. HB bound in half white and gray cloth; gold lettering on spine and front cover, inscribed/SIGNED by Haley on p. 15, and laid in is a handwritten personal note to the book recipient SIGNED by Haley, rare…$1,850.00 SOLD

 

49) Haley, J. Evetts PAINTING AND PREJUDICE: A Comment on the Nature of Cultivated Degeneracy 1961, “A critical paper read to the annual dinner of the Coppini Academy of Fine Arte, San Antonio, Texas, January, 1961.” Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog. 16 unnumbered pages. Softcover booklet w/extended pages, SIGNED  by Haley and Hertzog……….55.00 SOLD

 

50) 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 very good copy lacks dust jacket, scarce, inscribed/SIGNED..165.00 SOLD

 

51) Hardin, Stephen L. LUST FOR GLORY: An Epic Story of Early Texas and the Sacrifice That Defined a Nation 2018, 1st edition, Abilene.  “…a concise, reader-friendly depiction of the ‘Heroic Age’ of Texas history. Employing short, episodic chapters, it explores the twenty-five years between 1821 and 1846.” 361pp  w/map, illus, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]..39.95

 

52) Harris, Charles H., III, & Louis R. Sadler  THE GREAT CALL-UP: The Guard, The Border, and the Mexican Revolution 2015, 1st edition, Norman.  “On June 18, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson called up virtually the entire army National Guard, some 150,000 men, to meet an armed threat to the United States: border raids covertly sponsored by a Mexican government in the throes of revolution. The Great Call-Up tells for the first time the complete story of this unprecedented deployment and its significance in the history of the National Guard, World War I, and U.S.-Mexico relations.”  559pp w/maps, photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ..39.95

 

53) Hastings, Frank S. A RANCHMAN’S RECOLLECTIONS 1985, reprint edition, TSHA, Austin.  Adams, HERD: “An excellent book, now becoming quite scarce, written by the manager of the SMS Ranch of Texas.  Well-told stories of cowboy life.”  Hastings managed the SMS for many years. 235pp with some fine old range photos. Trade paperback, fine condition….35.00

 

54) [HAYS COUNTY] STRINGTOWN: The Authentic Story of a Pioneer Texas Community From 1850 to 1892 by Zora M. Talbot. 1961, 1st edition, Corpus Christi. The story of eighteen pioneer families who founded a community in what is now Hays County along the Camino Real near San Marcos. A good look at life on the frontier during that era. 71pp w/map, photos, pen-and-ink illustrations. The community no longer exists. HB/DJ, SIGNED, very good copy………100.00

 

55) Hodge, Richard D. TEXAS BLOOD: Seven ‘Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers and Smugglers of the Borderlands 2017, 1st edition, NY.  An illuminating history of the author’s family who settled along the border in Val Verde County.  Included in this memoir he gives his impressions of other parts of Texas. 353pp w/biblio, photos, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]………28.95

 

56) Holden, William Curry A RANCHING SAGA: The Lives of William Electious Halsell and Ewing Halsell 1976, 1st edition, San Antonio. Two Volumes. Drawings by Jose Cisneros.  Biographies of two generations of the leading men who founded and carried on a vast ranching empire that began in Texas in 1854. Includes information about the Three D Ranch, Cimarron Ranch, Bird Creek Ranch, Big Creek Ranch, Decatur and Dan Waggoner, the Civil War, Texas Ranch, Farias, Heel Flies, cattle rustlers, outlaws and more. 568pp w/illus, source references, index. Two volumes hardback in slipcase, SIGNED by Holden and Cisneros…..150.00

 

57) Holden, William Curry THE SPUR RANCH: A Study of the Inclosed Ranch Phase of the Cattle Industry in Texas 1934, 1st edition, Boston. A history of the Great Plains ranch and its contribution to the ranching industry from 1885 to 1907. 229 pp with index, and an appendix that gives an alphabetical list of employees and their dates of employment from 1885 to 1909. Hardback bound in tan cloth w/brown lettering, near fine, /SIGNED......350.00

 

58) Houstoun, Mrs. TEXAS AND THE GULF OF MEXICO or, Yachting in the New World  1968, facsimile reprint of the 1845 edition, Austin. With an introduction by Dorman Winfrey. Two Englanders, Mrs. E. M. Houstoun and her husband, visited the Republic of Texas and various localities in the Gulf of Mexico and wrote a series of articles defining their findings for the London News.  268pp. Small hardback marbled boards in slipcase…25.00

 

59) Hunter, J. Marvin FRONTIER TIMES, December, 1940, Volume 18, No. 3 Special edition limited to 200 copies, Bandera. Includes several articles on San Antonio, The Alamo, La Villita, the Missions, early tragedies; and three articles on Bandera. 154pp w/illus. This copy bound in red cloth w/previous owner’s [Dudley R. Dobie] name stamped in gold on front cover,  SIGNED by Hunter, Mayor Maury Maverick, and Col. Martin L. Crimmins [contributors], a fine copy, and very scarce …..75.00 SOLD

 

60) Hunter, J. Marvin OLD CAMP VERDE: The Home of the Camels 1939, 1st edition, Bandera. “A romantic story of Jefferson Davis’ plan to use camels on the Texas frontier.” 32pp. Softcover…..25.00 SOLD

 

61) James, Will SUN UP: Tales of the Cow Camps  1931, 2nd printing, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY. Short story collection w/illus by the author. 342pp. HB w/pictorial cover, very good……..45.00 SOLD

 

62) Jenkins, John H. CRACKER BARREL CHRONICLES: A Bibliography of Texas Town and County Histories 1965, 1st edition, Pemberton Press, Austin. Foreword by Dorman H. Winfrey. An extensive listing that includes appendices that give county and Town Populations from 1850-1960; and a Town-County cross index. 509pp w/ill, index. HB tan cloth, very good..75.00 SOLD

 

63) [JFK ASSASSINATION] EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY: The Kennedy Assassination As Seen By Howard Brennan  by Howard L. Brennan [with J. Edward Cherryholmes]. 1987, 1st edition, Waco. Brennan tells of being at Dealey Plaza and actually seeing Lee Harvey Oswald fire the shots that killed Kennedy on that fateful day in November, 1963. 128pp w/photos, appendices. HB/DJ, as new….29.95

64) [JFK ASSASSINATION] JFK: The Second Plot by Matthew Smith. 1992, 1st edition, Edinburgh, UK. Author presents what seems to be credible evidence that Oswald did not act alone.336pp w/photos, illus, index. HB/DJ, a lot of underlining and highlighting……30.00 as is SOLD

65) [JFK ASSASSINATION] WITH MAILICE: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippit  1998, 1st edition, Milford. The author “brings nearly twenty years of research to this second-by-second account of the murder of Dallas patrolman J.D. Tippit forty-five minutes after the assassination of President Kennedy—and the frantic manhunt that ended in the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald.” 701pp w/illustrations, endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine……..135.00

66) [JFK ASSASSINATION] ) Thompson, Josiah SIX SECONDS IN DALLAS  1967, 1st edition, NY.  Another conspiracy theory that purports three gunmen murdered President Kennedy. 321pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy….75.00 SOLD

 

67) Johnson, Carl Lane WAY BEFORE DAYLIGHT, LONG AFTER DARK: A New Mexico Rancher’s Story  2015, 1st edition, Lea County Museum Press, Lovington. Drawings by Mike Capron. Johnson recalls his life as a rancher on the New Mexican plains—XX, 96, Diamond and a Half, and others—“during an era that will never be seen again.” 316pp w/photos and illus. HB with pictorial cover, new ……….27.50

 

68) Kelton, Elmer  DARK THICKET  1985, 1st edition, NY. An absorbing novel about conflicts between Confederate Home Guards and Union sympathizers in Texas during the Civil War. 182pp.  HB/DJ, fine, inscribed/SIGNED……85.00 SOLD

               68b) Another copy --- Dark Thicket – 1985, 1st edition, as new, not signed…………………..75.00

 

69) Kelton, Elmer THE ART OF FRANK C. McCARTHY 1992, 1st edition, Trumbull. Kelton wrote the text for this overview of McCarthy’s outstanding western art. 2 double page foldouts are included with the many full-color reproductions of McCarthy’s work. Laid in is a special print from an original painted especially for this edition. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy….60.00

 

70) Kelton, Elmer THE ART OF JAMES BAMA  1993, 1st edition, NY. Beautiful full-color paintings by Bama accompany Kelton’s interesting essays that tell the history behind the artwork. Folio HB/DJ….50.00

 

71) [KERR COUNTY] KERR COUNTY, TEXAS 1856-1956 by Bob Bennett. 1956, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A well-rounded county history: early communities; pioneer biographies; Civil War days; freighting; Admiral Nimitz; Indian depredations; Battle at Bandera Pass; camels at Camp Verde; Charles Schreiner; railroads; much more. 332pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ fine brown cloth in a fine dust jacket………..145.00

 

72) [KIMBLE COUNTY]  THE RECKONING: The Triumph of Order on the Texas Outlaw Frontier  by Peter R. Rose. 2012, 1st edition, Lubbock. The story of the criminal element that preyed on Kimble County citizens in the 1870s. They even took over the county government, and it took the dogged persistence of Texas Rangers, with increasing support from the law-abiding citizens and local lawmen to finally stem the tide. 247pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, notes, index. HB/DJ, as new…..34.95

 

73) [LAMPASAS COUNTY] LAMPLIGHTS OF LAMPASAS COUNTY* by Jonnie Elzner.  1951, 1st edition, Firm Foundation Publishing House, Austin. An early history of the county: physiography and evolution; Indian depredations; early pioneer bio-graphies; community histories; much more. 219pp w/appendices. HB green cloth w/decorated cover, very good…..100.00

 

74) Lawrence, F. Lee & Robert W. Glover  CAMP FORD, C.S.A. The Story of Union Prisoners in Texas 1964, 1st limited edition of 550 copies, published by Texas Civil War Centennial Advisory Committee, Austin. Map and frontispiece by Jose Cisneros; designed by Carl Hertzog. A detailed history of the largest Confederate prisoner-of-war camp at Tyler, Texas: Living conditions; units and morale; escapes; treatment and punishment; last days at the camp. Contains 13 pages of contemporary illustrations and facsimile reproductions. 99pp w/appendices, sources, index. HB in clear mylar cover. inscribed/SIGNED, very scarce……225.00 SOLD

 

75) Ligon, J. Stokley WILD LIFE OF NEW MEXICO: Its Conservation and Management, Being a Report on the Game Survey of the State 1926 and 1927  1927, 1st edition, New Mexico State Game Commission, Santa Fe. An early study of New Mexico’s varied wild life and programs to ensure their conservation. 212pp w/numerous range maps, photos. Folio softcover w/decorated cover, very good copy, INSCRIBED/SIGNED, very scarce…….50.00 SOLD

 

76) Linn, John J. REMINISCENCES OF FIFTY YEARS IN TEXAS  1986, facsimile reproduction of the 1883 original, State House Press, Austin. Irishman Linn came to Texas in 1829 and was an active participant in the significant events that occurred before, during and after the revolution and the Republic. Jenkins, BTB: “This volume of personal recollections…is one of the basic sources on the Revolutionary Period.” 397pp w/index. HB brown cloth very good………..65.00 SOLD

 

77) Lynch, James D. THE BENCH AND BAR OF TEXAS 1885, 1st edition, St. Louis. Jenkins, BTB [#36 at the end of his listing of Davenport’s History of the Supreme Court of Texas]: “One earlier book is still of value regarding courts in Texas: The Bench and Bar of Texas, which includes a treatise on the nature of Texas law and biographical sketches of numerous early Texas judges.”610pp w/portraits, index. HB leather w/heavy wear at spine, sound copy with intact hinges, very good copy, exceedingly scarce..300.00

 

78) McKelvey, Susan Delano YUCCAS of the SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES 1938/1947, 1st edition, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain. TWO VOLUMES. A years-long “study of two sections of the genus” that are found in the Southwestern states of Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Part One has 150pp w/maps, notes, 80 black-and-white plates; Part Two has 162pp w/maps, notes and 65 black-and-white plates. Softcover, two volumes, very good condition (in Plasti-Kleer protective covers) rare = 200.00

 

0ver 800 full page, full color plates--beautiful set!

79) McGraw, Lisa REX BRASHER’S BIRDS & TREES OF NORTH AMERICA 1062, 2nd revised edition, Rowman and Littlefield, Inc., NY. TWO VOLUMES. “Comprising 830 full-color plates [by Rex Brasher], 1,094 species and sub-species of birds, 383 species of trees, with an explanatory text by the artist, edited and annotated by Lisa McGraw.” Both volumes are large oblong folio [12-1/2” x 16-1/4”] bound in green cloth with reinforced spines, very good condition…………the set =  $100.00 SOLD

 

80) McMurtry, Larry  LEAVING CHEYENNE  1963, 1st edition, NY. Award-winning novel, author’s second book. HB/DJ near fine copy, with a clean white card laid in which McMurtry has SIGNED in his early legible signature……..750.00

 

81) [MEDINA COUNTY] WE’LL FIND THE WAY: The History of Hondo Army Air Field During World War II 1992, 1st edition, Eakin Press, Austin. Hondo Army Air Field, thirty miles southeast of San Antonio, was billed as the world’s largest navigation training center. 204pp w/photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..38.00 SOLD

 

82) [MENARD COUNTY] IN THOSE DAYS: Memoirs of the Edwards Plateau  by Edith Black Winslow. 1950, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio.  The story of a ranching pioneer family who settled in Menard County in the 1880s, and about their life into the early 1900s.  184pp w/photos. HB, blue cloth w/white lettering, very good copy……..45.00 SOLD

 

83) Mera, H.P. STYLE TRENDS OF PUEBLO POTTERY in the Rio Grande and Little Colorado Cultural Areas From the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century 1939, 1st printing, Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe. An archeological survey of pottery trends of the Southwestern cultures. 164pp w/67 plates. Folio stiff wrappers w/pictorial dust jacket…..45.00

 

84) Metz, Leon JOHN WESLEY HARDIN: Dark Angel of Texas  1996, 1st edition, Mangan Books, El Paso. In writing and researching this enlightening life history, author Metz found “more than just a gunfighter biography, but a dark, murderous tragedy.”  HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED………….65.00 

 

85) Miller, Ben, et al   ARTISTRY IN SILVER AND STEEL: The Adolph Bayers Legend, Volume I  1996, 1st edition, Keene. Compiled by J. Martin Basinger. This volume includes photographs of the Four Sixes by Bob Moorhouse, and it’s the first of a projected five volume series that deal with spurs made by the legendary Adolph Bayers.  This volume represents 760 pairs of spurs, numbered 2 through 276, made between 1952 and 1978, and includes all of Mr. Bayers’ records and patterns.  351pp w/illustrations and index. Folio HB/DJ, as new…..59.95

 

86) Miller, Warren [editor] CATTLE, HORSES, SKY AND GRASS: Cowboy Poetry of the Late Twentieth Century  1994, 1st edition, Northland. Illustrated by Joe Beeler. An indispensable collection of cowboy poetry and lore. 212pp w/illus. HB/DJ..35.00

 

87) Moorhead, Max L. THE PRESIDIO: Bastions of the Spanish Borderlands 1975, 1st edition, Norman. An interesting look at the presidio, a garrisoned fort presiding over a military district in the New World. Its duty was to introduce Christianity in a hostile territory.288pp w/maps, illus, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……30.00

 

88) Neugebauer, Janet M. [editor] LAMBSHEAD LEGACY: The Ranch Diary of Watt R. Matthews 1997, 1st edition, College Station. Intro by Frances M. Holden. The diary focuses on Watt’s life on the ranch from 1951 to 1980. 277pp w/photos, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, SIGNED, fine copy…..45.00 SOLD

 

89) Newsom, J.A. LIFE AND PRACTICE OF THE WILD AND MODERN INDIAN: The Early Days of Oklahoma; Some Thrilling Experiences  1957, 3rd printing, np. Includes chapters on the Cheyennes; several chapters on the Seminole Tribe; and a chapter on the outlaws on Indian Territory. 220pp w/photos. Softcover w/illustrated cover. The cover is loose at the spine and now in Plasti-Kleer protective cover, uncommon….25.00 SOLD

 

90) Ornduff, Donald R.   CASEMENT OF JUNIATA: As A Man and as a Stockman…One of a Kind 1975, 1st edition, Kansas City. Introduction by J. Evetts Haley.  An insightful look at a legendary figure in the American livestock industry, Captain Dan D. Casement. Haley said of the  Kansas rancher, “Cowboy, horseman, livestock breeder, master feeder, embattled patriot and generous companion—in every facet and aspect of his versatile and accomplished nature, he was an extraordinary man.” 113pp w/photos. HB/DJ, fine condition,  SIGNED …….45.00 SOLD

 

91) Ornduff, Donald R. THE HEREFORD IN AMERICA: A Compilation of Historic Facts About the Breed’s Background and Bloodlines  1969, 3rd edition, Kansas City. “An epic account of the breed’s rise from humble beginnings to a position of unquestioned predominance.” 500pp w/illus, map, appendices, index. HB (dust jacket flaps pasted to endpapers)………30.00

 

92) Pate, Ann  FORT CHADBOURNE: A Military Post, A Family Heritage  2011, 1st limited edition of 100 copies, Fort Chadbourne.  Foreword by Garland Richards, President, Fort Chadbourne Foundation. This is the “first and only full length book containing both the history of the military post, and the family that has called it home for eight generations…A factual account taken from military records, letters, diaries, family deeds.”  341pp w/photos, charts, rosters, maps. HB/DJ numbered and SIGNED..185.00 SOLD

 

93) Patterson, C.L. SENSATIONAL TEXAS MANHUNT 1939, 1st ed, San Antonio. Chronicles the 1901 manhunt in South Texas for Gregorio Cortez after he killed two peace officers. Includes a chapter on John Wesley Hardin.30pp. Softcover……35.00

 

94) Pettit, Michael  RIDING FOR THE BRAND: 150 Years of Cowden Ranching  2006, 1st edition, Norman. A compelling portrait of an American ranching family that spans six generations and two states. The family started in Palo Pinto County then moved to New Mexico where they founded the JAL Ranch. Their history includes cowboys and Indians, cattle and buffalo, open range and barbed wire. 306pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…45.00 SOLD

 

95) Pike, James SCOUT AND RANGER: Being the Personal Adventures of James Pike of the Texas Rangers in 1859-60  1932, reprint, Princeton University Press: Narratives of the Trans-Mississippi Frontier Series.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “…an interesting reminiscence of a Yankee who became a Texas Ranger and later a Union spy.” He served under various commanders as a scout and spy within Confederate lines, and “some of his escapades would be hard to believe if not proved by official records.”  164pp w/illustrations, notes, index. HB maroon cloth w/gilt decorations….45.00 SOLD

 

96) Pope, Henry David A LADY AND A LONE STAR FLAG: The Story of Joanna Troutman 1936, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Ms Troutman created the Lone Star flag that was brought to Texas by the Georgia Volunteers, and was the first Texas flag unfurled at Velasco, then to Goliad. Members of the Georgia Volunteers were killed in the Goliad massacre. 62pp w/illustrations, softcover, fine copy……..40.00 SOLD

 

97) Raines, C.W. [editor] SPEECHES and STATE PAPERS of JAMES STEPHEN HOGG: Ex-Governor of Texas with a Sketch of His Life 1905, 1st edition, The State Printing Co., Austin. In the Preface, the editor describes Hogg as “an enemy to lawbreakers, but a friend to the law-abiding.” Hogg served as Texas Attorney General, then Governor of Texas from 1890 to 1895. 453pp. HB tan cloth with red, maroon and brown lettering, very good copy………85.00

 

98) Rhodes, Eugene Manlove THE TRUSTY KNAVES 1933, 1st edition, Boston. An historical novel set in New Mexico. The blurb on the dust jacket: “for twenty-five years [Rhodes] worked, fought, gambled, and drank in the old Southwest with the flesh-and-blood characters of this fast-moving novel.” HB/DH near fine copy, exceedingly scarce with dust jacket in this fine condition.350.00

 

99) [RHODES, EUGENE MANLOVE] Eugene Manlove Rhodes SIGNED a 1933 handwritten note he wrote on the side of a rejection letter from Harry H. Lichtig of the Lichtig & Englander Motion Picture Agency. The note concerns a motion picture script for The Proud Sheriff.  I have put the letter in an acid-free protective sleeve with backboard. One of a kind…….150.00

 

100) RHODES, EUGENE MANLOVE: 4 titles published by University of Oklahoma Press, Western Frontier Library Series. Each volume has an introduction by Rhodes’ biographer, W. H. Hutchinson:

100 a) COPPER STREAK TRAIL 1970, 1st printing of the new edition.  318pp. HB/DJ….25.00

               100 b) THE TRUSTY KNAVES  1971, 1st printing of the new edition, Norman. 189pp.  HB/DJ….25.00

100c) THE PROUD SHERIFF  1968, 1st printing of the new edition, Norman. 182pp.  HB/DJ……25.00

100d) BRANSFORD IN ARCADIA 1975, 1st printing of the new edition, Norman. 237pp. HB/DJ…25.00

100e) STEPSONS OF LIGHT 1969, 1st printing of the new edition, Norman. 317pp. HB/DJ….25.00 

 

101) Robinson, Robert R., Jr. THE BREMERS AND THEIR KIN IN GERMANY AND IN TEXAS  1977, 1st edition, Wichita Falls. TWO VOLUMES. This massive genealogical study traces the history of the family of Heinrich Conrad Friedrich Christian Bremer (1811-1880) a native of Hanover, Germany, and his descendants. He and his immediate family arrived in Texas in 1844.and participated in the founding of New Braunfels. 1,630pp w/maps, ill, notes, index. Folio HB brown leather, fine…the set=250.00

 

102) Robinson, Spencer W. [compiler/publisher]  SPINDLETOP: Where Oil Became An Industry 1951, 1st edition, Beaumont. “Official proceedings of the 50th anniversary program commemorating the discovery of the Spindletop oil field at Beaumont, Texas, January 10, 1901.” Includes history, photos. 201pp. HB black cloth…..35.00 

 

103) Rose, Victor M. THE LIFE AND SERVICES OF GEN. BEN McCULLOCH  1958, facsimile reproduction of the 1888 issue,  Steck Co., Austin. This new edition has added five original watercolor illustrations by Elizabeth Rice. The author was at Elk Horn on that fateful day that McCulloch fell while reconnoitering the enemy during the Civil War.. McCulloch also served at San Jacinto and fought Indians. 264pp w/illus. HB in slipcase, nice copy….45.00 SOLD

104) Rush, Oscar  THE OPEN RANGE and BUNK HOUSE PHILOSOPHY  1930, 1st edition, np. Stories of the making of the Old West “when a cowman was a cow-man, and a cowboy was a cow-boy.” Chapters in this rare little booklet include: “The Open Range; range cattle; the cow puncher; the chuck wagon; bunk house philosophy; and much more. 110pp w/photos, softcover stiff pictorial wrappers, very good condition……75.00 SOLD

 

105) Schoen, Harold, et al [compilers] MONUMENTS ERECTED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF TEXAS INDEPENDENCE  1939, 1st edition, Austin. Published by the Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations.  From the Preface: “This report is an attempt to present in picture and legend a brief resume of the operations of the Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations to furnish a general accounting of the funds entrusted to the Commission.”  Photographs and descriptions of hundreds of exposition buildings, memorial museums, community centers, statues, monuments, historical markers, grave markers, and highway markers, and includes muster rolls of any military operations that were memorialized. Folio HB, dark blue-green leather w/raised state seal and title, near fine copy, exceedingly scarce…..495.00 SOLD

 

106) Seguin, Juan N. [edited by Jesus F. de la Taxa] A REVOLUTION REMEMBERED: The Memoirs and Selected Corres-pondence of Juan N. Seguin 1991, 1st limited edition of fifty copies, State House Press, Austin. An important biographical study of the controversial Tejano who fought alongside Anglos in the Texas Revolution, and was later vilified by his contemporaries. 216pp w/illus, endpaper map, appendices, bibliography, index. HB tan cloth w/brown leather spine in white cloth slipcase,….125.00 SOLD

 

107) Selcer, Richard F. & Kevin S. Foster WRITTEN IN BLOOD: The History of Fort Worth’s Fallen Lawmen, Volume 1, 1861-1909  2010, 2nd printing, Denton.  “A tightly documented history of local law enforcement with both good and bad facts included..”  In this volume are thirteen stories of early lawmen who died in the line of duty.  375pp w/photos, endnotes, bibliography, index.   Trade paperback, new…..19.95

 

108) Selcer, Richard F. & Kevin S. Foster  WRITTEN IN BLOOD: The History of Fort Worth’s Fallen Lawmen, Volume II, 1910-1928 2011, 1st printing, Denton. This volume details thirteen more incidents in which officers were killed in the line of duty. 440pp w/photos, bibliography, index. Trade paperback, new ……19.95

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109) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY] THE FRONTIER WORLD OF FORT GRIFFIN: The Life and Death of a Western Town by Robinson, Charles M., III.  1992, 1st edition, Spokane. An interesting history of the  town of Fort Griffin, commonly known as The Flat, that sprung up near the military post. Vigilantes, lynchings, ladies of the night, gambling, good and bad lawmen, posses, and more. 234pp w/illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..80.00

 

110) 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 SOLD

 

111) 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 blue cloth..40.00 SOLD

 

112) Smokov, Mark T. HE RODE WITH BUTCH AND SUNDANCE: The Story of Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan 2012, 1st  ed, Factual account of this member of the Hole-in-the Wall Gang. 440pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ CLEARANCE$14.98 ($29.95)

 

113) Spellman, Paul N. SPINDLETOP BOOM DAYS  2001, 1st edition, College Station. The author weaves together first-person narratives to tell the story of this moment in history and to describe the day-to-day life of those involved with the Spindletop gusher. 266pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, as new…..29.95 SOLD

 

114) [TEXAS GAME, FISH AND OYSTER COMMISSION] REVIEW OF TEXAS WILD LIFE AND CONSERVATION 

Sept. 1, 1929, 1st printing, Austin.  “protective efforts from 1879 to the present time, and Operations of the Fiscal year ending August 31, 1929.” The many photos from around the entire state are worth the price of the book!  129pp. Softcover …..50.00 SOLD

 

115) [TEXIAN PRESS] TEXAS EMIGRANT GUIDES, 1840-1844 edited by James M. Day. 1964, limited edition reprints, Texian Press, Waco. THREE VOLUMES. Each volume has a new introduction by James M. Day. Volume I: Topographical Description of Texas to which is added An Account of the Indian Tribes by Geo. W. Bonnell; Volume II: Sketches of Texas in 1840 by Orceneth Fisher; Volume III: TEXAS: Its History, Topography, Agriculture, Commerce, and General Statistics by Arthur Ikin w/foldout map of the Republic. These volumes represent first-hand knowledge about Texas’ Republic years and give a very clear picture of life in that era. 150/64/100pp. All three volumes small hardbacks in different shades of blue cloth in slipcase, fine condition, the set = 55.00 SOLD

 

116) [TEXIAN PRESS]  HEROES OF TEXAS 2001, reprint, Waco. 8 oil portraits from the Summerfield G. Roberts Collection. Profiles of legendary Texans including Stephen F. Austin (by Rupert N. Richardson); James Butler Bonham (by Ben Proctor); Jim Bowie (by J. Frank Dobie); David Crockett (by H. Bailey Carroll); James E. Fannin (by Joseph Milton Nance); Sam Houston (by Llerena Friend); Mirabeau B. Lamar (by Dorman H. Winfrey); Ben Milam (by James M. Day); and William B. Travis (by Joe B. Frantz.) 141pp w/illustrations. Folio HB/DJ……..19.95

 

117) [TEXIAN PRESS] ) INDIAN TRIBES OF TEXAS 1999, reprint, Waco. 8 paintings by Jack Bryant. Alabama-Coushatta (by Dorman H. Winfrey); Caddoes (by W.C. Nunn); Comanches (by Rupert Richardson); Karankawas (by James Day); Kiowas (by Harold B. Simpson); Lipan Apaches (by Sandra L. Myres); Tonkawas (by Dayton Kelley); and Wichitas (by Billy M. Jones.) 178pp w/ill. Folio HB/DJ…..25.00

 

118) Webb, James Josiah (edited by Ralph P. Bieber) ADVENTURES IN THE SANTA FE TRADE 1844-1847 1931, 1st edition, Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale. In this memoir, the author tells the story of his career as a Santa Fe trader from 1844 through the early part of the Mexican War. An entertaining and important source of first-hand information about the Santa Fe Trail and trade; trappers, Mexicans, and Indian tribes of the Old Southwest; and the impact of the Mexican War on southwestern trade. 301pp w/illus., foldout map, notes. HB maroon cloth, very good……75.00

 

119) Weddle, Robert S. SAN JUAN BAUTISTA: Gateway to Spanish Texas 1968, 1st edition,  Austin.  A comprehensive history of this south-of-the-border mission that was strategically located for many early Spanish expeditions into what is now Texas. An important work on early Texas exploration and settlement. 469pp w/photos, bib, index. HB/DJ very good, SIGNED……45.00

 

120) [WICHITA COUNTY] HISTORY OF WICHITA FALLS by Jonnie R. Morgan. 1971, 2nd “special collector’s edition,” Wichita Falls.  221pp w/period photos, historical articles (railroads, newspapers, public safety, the war years and boom days, biographical sketches of early citizens, much more.  HB/DJ…….35.00

 

121) 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…..30.00

 

122) [WILLIAMS, CLAYTON]  HARSH COUNTRY, HARD TIMES: Clayton Wheat Williams and the Trans-formation of the Trans-Pecos by Janet Williams Pollard & Louis Gwin. 2011, 1st edition, College Station.  In this in-depth biography of Williams—a West Texas oilman, rancher, civic leader, veteran of World War I, and published historian—his daughter includes some interesting personal sidelights.  He was the son of West Texas pioneer, O. W. Williams, and father of the foot-in-mouth but lovable Texan everyone knows as “Claytie.” 250pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…..35.00

 

123) Williams, J.R. COWBOYS OUT OUR WAY 1951, 1st edition (“A” on copyright page) NY. Interesting introduction by J. Frank Dobie.  A classic collection of Williams’ cowboy cartoons that have entertained two or three generations. 103 pages, with 25 “favorites” selected by Dobie in a back section. Oblong folio HB/DJ [dust jacket slightly edgeworn, overall a very nice copy..100.00

 

124) Wright, Solomon Alexander MY RAMBLES as East Texas Cowboy, Hunter, Fisherman, Tie-Cutter 1942, 1st edition, Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Intro by J. Frank Dobie. Memoirs of early day cattle drives, hunting and fishing, and woodcutting. 159pp w/illustrations by B. E. Lewis. HB tan cloth, a fine copy lacking dust jacket….65.00

 

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125) McConnell, Joseph Carroll THE WEST TEXAS FRONTIER: A Descriptive History of Early Times in Western Texas VOLUMES 1 and 2. TWO VOLUME SET.  VOLUME 1: 1933, 1st edition, Jacksboro.  An excellent pioneer history of West Texas, beginning with Spanish explorations and colonization in the area; then  descriptions of old frontier forts and military outposts; Indian reservations, French and Spanish activities.  One section discusses early roads and overland transportation including military roads, the San Diego Mail and Old Butterfield routes, and others. One section gives descriptions and brief histories of the many counties that make up Texas’ western region including much of  what is known today as Central Texas and the Hill Country. The last section begins extensive firsthand accounts of Indian fights, Indian depredations and raids on cattle ranches, with a lot of the material provided by personal interviews with old-time settlers and pioneers. 334pp with a number of very interesting old photographs. VOLUME 2: 1939, 1st edition, Palo Pinto  This is the rarest of the two volumes, and it is an extension of the last section of the first volume, dealing almost exclusively with Indian fights, depredations and captivities on the West Texas frontier during the last half of the 19th century. Material in this volume came from old archives, and more interviews with old-timers. (Between the two volumes, there are descriptions of 823 Indian engagements with 505 of those accounts in this volume.) 348pp w/photos, index for both volumes. Both volumes are maroon cloth: Volume 1 is very good with light wear along the spine edge; Volume 2 is in fine condition, both volumes SIGNED, rare, especially as a set …….2 volume set = $2,250.00

 

 

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