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 CATALOG #290: April, 2019

 TEXANA/WESTERN AMERICANA: New, used and rare

 1) Kraisinger, Gary & Margaret THE SHAWNEE-ARBUCKLE CATTLE TRAIL 1867-1870: The Predecessor of the Chisholm Trail to Abilene, Kansas  2016, 1st edition, Halstead. The authors have been cattle trail scholars for over forty years.  In this book,  and “with the aid of archival maps and early cowboys' recollections, the Kraisinger prove that the way to Abilene from 1867 through 1870 went by way of Fort Arbuckle in Indian Territory. The route seen on present-day cattle-trail maps via Red River Station did no materialize until later.” 134pp w/maps including a large foldout map laid in, photos, extensive bibliography, HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available] SIGNED  by both authors…….34.95

 

2) Kraisinger, Gary & Margaret  THE WESTERN CATTLE TRAIL , 1874-1897: Its Rise, Collapse, and Revival 2014, 1st edition, Halstead. This comprehensive history of the Western trail consists of three parts: “Part I:  An explanation of the four cattle trail systems that came north out of Texas from 1846 to 1897: The Shawnee, the Goodnight, the Eastern/Chisholm, and the Western. Part II:  The Western Cattle Trail in its rise from 1874 to 1885, discussing and showing the trunk line and it’s feeder and splinter routes from south Texas to Canada. Fifty maps show routes in Texas, Indian Territory, Kansas, Nebraska, Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana territories. Part III:  The Western Cattle Trail in its collapse (1885-1886) and it’s revival to continue trailing cattle north until 1897.”  516pp w/maps including large foldout map laid in, photos, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multiple copies] SIGNED by both authors....59.95 [NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH The Western: The Greatest Cattle Trail, 1874-1886, published in 2004.]

 

3) Alexander, Bob SIX-SHOOTERS and SHIFTING SANDS: The Wild West Life of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones  2015, 1st edition, Denton. Foreword by Chief Kirby W. Dendy, Texas Rangers.   The first full-length biography of the legendary  nineteenth-century Texas Ranger. 468pp w/photos, notes, bilio, index. HB/DJ, as new, SIGNED ….34.95

 

4) [ARCHEOLOGY] ) Suhm, Dee Ann & Edward B. Jelks [editors] HANDBOOK OF TEXAS ARCHEOLOGY: Type Descriptions compiled and edited by Dee Ann Suhm & Edward B. Jelks. 1989, limited edition reprint of the 1962 original, San Antonio. “A cumulative compendium of type descriptions published jointly by The Texas Archeological Society and The Texas Memorial Museum.”  299pp w/illustrations, references. Loose leaf  notebook w/plastic cover, scarce……85.00 SOLD

 

5) [ARCHER COUNTY] HISTORY OF HOLLIDAY, TEXAS by Jeannine Goble Hodge. 1972, 1st edition, Quanah. Early settlers, ranching, oil boom, and more. 81pp w/photos, sources. HB/DJ [dust jacket lightly scuffed, in protective cover]….45.00

 

6) Atkinson, M. Jourdan  INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST 1958, 2nd revised edition, San Antonio. Interesting study of Native American culture, dealing mostly with Texas Indians and their home life and culture. 333pp w/bibliography. HB/DJ…22.50

 

7) Austin, Mary EARTH HORIZON: Autobiography 1932, 1st edition, Boston. Author of many books, Mary Austin is best remembered for her first book, THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN.  381pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ [dj badly chipped, now in protective cover]……40.00 SOLD

 

8) Bacha-Garza. Roseann, et al [editors] THE CIVIL WAR ON THE RIO GRANDE, 1846-1876  2019, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Few know of the dramatic events that took place in far South Texas or the complex history of ethnic tensions and international intrigue and the clash of colorful characters that marked the unfolding and aftermath of the Civil War in the Lone Star State. This book focuses on the region’s forced annexation from Mexico in 1848 through the Civil War and Reconstruction. 126pp w/illus, maps, notes, bib, index. HB boards w/decorated cover, new [multiple copies available]…….45.00

 

9) Ball, Charles E. THE FINISHING TOUCH: A History of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and Cattle Feeding in the Southwest  1992, 1st edition, Amarillo. “A very workmanlike history…colorful and well documented.”-- Elmer Kelton.  192pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index.  Folio HB bound in fake leather with gold embossed decorations……50.00 SOLD

 

10) Berlandier, Jean Louis  THE INDIANS OF TEXAS IN 1830  1969, 1st edition, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC. Edited and introduced by John C. Ewers; translated by Patricia Reading Leclercq. Berlandier, a Swiss-trained botanist, traveled from Mexico City into Texas in 1828 as a member of the Mexican boundary and scientific expedition.  He carefully recorded what he learned about the native tribes they encountered—their origins and relationships to neighboring tribes, their languages, beliefs, clothing, attitudes, eating habits, education of children, war tactics, women’s activities, burial customs, and much more. Gives a panorama of Indian life and customs in Texas in the early 19th century. 209pp w/maps, illustrations, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ..60.00 SOLD

 

11) Betty, Gerald COMANCHE SOCIETY: Before the Reservation 2002, 1st edition, Texas A&M Press. “Drawing on obscure details buried in Spanish accounts of their times in the lands that became known as Comancheria, Betty provides an interpretive gaze into 18th- and 19th-century Comanches...” 239pp with maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy….65.00

 

12) [BIG BEND] IN THE SHADOW OF THE CHINATIS: A History of Pinto Canyon in the Big Bend by David W. Keller. 2019, 1st edition, College Station. This book “combines the rich narratives of history, natural history, and archeology to tell the story of the landscape as well as the people who once inhabited Pinto Canyon—a remote and rugged place near the border with Mexico in the Texas Big Bend.” 252pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]…….34.95

 

13) [BIG BEND] JOURNAL OF BIG BEND STUDIES  Back issues I still have available--SEE LAST PAGE THIS CATALOG

 

14) [BIG BEND] BIG BEND: A Homesteader’s Story  by J.O. Langford [with Fred Gipson] 1952, 2nd printing, Austin. The interesting story of  Langford’s life in the Big Bend. He settled at the Hot Springs where Tornillo Creek pours into the Rio Grande during the early days of the 19th-century when the region was populated mostly by rattlesnakes and Mexican bandits. 159pp w/photos and drawings, index. HB/DJ……..32.00 SOLD

 

15) Brady, Heidi & Scott White HORSES IN THE AMERICAN WEST: Portrayals by Twenty-Four Artists 2018, 1st edition, College Station. “This lavishly illustrated book captures the viewpoints, values and observations of twenty-four respected contem-porary artists. The artists’ own words illuminate the painting, sculpture, photography, and drawings of these award-winning, supremely creative individuals, allowing readers a glimpse into their creative process.” 215pp w/illus, ref, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]….. CLEARANCE: 40% OFF = $23.97  (was $39.95)

 

16) [BREWSTER COUNTY] THE MAGNIFICENT MARATHON BASIN: A History of Marathon, Texas, Its People and Events by Annejo P. Wedin. 1989, 1st edition, Nortex Press, Austin. A well-rounded history of the ranch country around Marathon in far West Texas: frontier military with Fort Pena Colorado; histories of nearby settlements; cemetery inventory; cattle brands; some natural history; nearly 300 pages of family biographies; and more. 598pp w/photos, endpaper maps, bib, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket missing small section of bottom front cover, otherwise very good…….185.00

 

17) Brown, Norman Wayne WATERING THE DRAGS: The Life and Times of W.E. Connell, Pioneer Cowboy, Rancher, and Banker 2017, 1st edition, Lubbock. Foreword by Bill Neal. Connell and his brother, Giles, were among the first cattlemen and merchants to settle in Nolan County. W.E. went on to become chairman of the board at First National Bank in Fort Worth.  This book gives an account of their family heritage from the days of Austin’s Colony and the Battle for Texas Independence at San Jacinto. There’s also a fascinating chapter on Sublett’s Lost Gold Mine, a lot on the OS Ranch; and much more on that part of West Texas. 204pp w/many photos, notes, biblio. Folio softcover, as new……..26.95

 

18 ) Burns, Pierce A FEW GOOD HORSES  2008, 1st edition, Austin.  From the dust jacket blurb by Elmer Kelton: “A warm-hearted account of a rural Texas family’s passage through the Depression era and a way of life now only a fading memory.” The Burns’ ranch was in Brown County, Texas. 174pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED…..45.00

 

19) Carrozza, Anthony R. THE DUKES OF DUVAL COUNTY: The Parr Family and Texas Politics 2017, 1st edition, Norman. A comprehensive study of the Parr family’s political activities that drove South Texas politics for more than seventy years and critically influenced the course of the nation. 427pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]….29.95

 

20) Chapman, Brian R. & Eric G. Bolen THE NATURAL HISTORY OF TEXAS  2018, 1st edition, College Station. Explores Texas’ many distinctive landscapes, from prairie grasslands and hardwood forests to coastal lagoons and desert mountains, as well as the various flora and fauna of each of the state’s eleven regions. 373pp w/photos, maps, references, appendices, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available] CLEARANCE: 40% OFF = $29.97 (was $49.95)

 

21) Chapman, Brian R. & William I. Lutterschmidt [editors] TEXANS ON THE BRINK: Threatened and Endangered Animals 2019, TAMU Press, College Station. “Brings together experts on eighty-eight endangered and threatened animal species of Texas and includes brief descriptions of the processes that state and federal agencies employ to list and protect designated species. Species accounts include a description of the species accompanied by a photograph, an easy-to-read account of the biology and ecology of the species, and a description of efforts underway to preserve the species and its required habitat.” Many contributors. 220pp w/photos, index. Folio HB boards with pictorial cover. New [multiple copies available]……..37.00

 

22) Chaput, Don   VIRGIL EARP: Western Peace Officer 1994, 1st edition, Encampment.  The first book-length biography of Virgil Earp and his family that traces their history from the prairie states to Arizona Territory. 255pp w/map, photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ….35.00 SOLD

 

23) Clayton, Lawrence CONTEMPORARY RANCHES OF TEXAS  2005, 2nd printing, Austin.  Black- and-white photography by Wyman Meinzer.  Through Clayton’s words and Meinzer’s photographs, you will visit sixteen working Texas ranches: Alta Vista, Canales, Catarina, O’Connor, and Ray in South Texas; R. A. Brown, Chimney Creek, Goodnight, J A, Moorhouse, Nail, and Renderbrook Spade in the Panhandle and Northwest Texas; and Henderson Cove, Hudspeth River, Long X, and Hoskins 101 in the Trans-Pecos. Many of these ranches trace their beginnings to the open range days. 166pp w/photos, bib. Folio HB/DJ…35.00 SOLD

 

24) Clayton, Lawrence & Sonja Irwin Clayton  CLEAR FORK COWBOYS: Contemporary Cowboys Along the Clear Fork of the Brazos River  1985, 1st edition, Abilene. Includes biographical sketches of some thirty-odd cowboys ranging from older veterans to aspiring young cowboys who were still in school at the time of publication; a description of a cowboy’s work and of his social and personal life.  60pp w/many photos and a suggested reading list. Oblong softcover, SIGNED by the authors..30.00 SOLD

 

25) [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/DJ fine copy…85.00

 

26) Crowell, Ed BARTON CREEK 2019, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “Following the creek from downtown Austin’s Barton Springs Pool to its source as a cow-pasture trickle, the author explores the creek’s contentious political history, its historic and current residents, and the mounting environmental pressures threatening it. Striking photography and vivid descriptions. 126pp w/map endpapers, photos, index. Folio flexbound, new [multiple copies available]……..27.00

 

27) Dale, Edward Everett  THE RANGE CATTLE INDUSTRY: Ranching on the Great Plains from 1865 to 1925 1930, 1st edition, Norman.  Reese, SIX SCORE: “A classic study of ranching on the Great Plains from 1865 to 1925. [Dale’s writings] were pioneering works in the historiography of the range cattle industry.”  216pp w/illustrations, maps, bibliography, index. HB green cloth, hinges have begun to split but sill intact, otherwise a very good copy, very scarce…..150.00 SOLD

 

28) Dearen, Patrick APACHE LAMENT 2019, 1st edition, Farmington Hills. Dearen’s newest novel is based on the 1881 battle between Texas Rangers and Mescaleros in the Sierra Diablo near Van Horn.  That fight marked the last military-Indian engagement in Texas. HB/DH, new [multiple copies available]……….25.95

 

29) Dearen, Patrick DEAD MAN’S BOOT  2016, 1st edition, Farmington Hills. Fast-paced novel set in the wild country around the Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas in the 1800s. 265pp. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……….25.95

 

30) Debo, Angie GERONIMO: The Man, His Time, His Place  1977, 2nd printing, Norman.  “In this book, the author has drawn not only upon Geronimo’s own account of his life and upon traditional historical studies, but also from the first-hand narratives of warriors who followed him into battle and the memories of men and women who knew him personally.” An important study of the Apache Wars.  480pp w/many photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy……………………50.00

 

31) del Bosque, Melissa BLOODLINES: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty2017, 1st edition, NY. This book follows two Laredo-based FBI agents’ harrowing attempt to dismantle a cartel leader’s American horse racing dynasty built on extortion and blood money. Good read!  394pp w/notes. HB/DJ, as new……..27.00

 

32) Dobie, J. Frank THE MUSTANGS  1952, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by Charles Banks Wilson. Classic folklore and history of the Mustang.  376pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED by Dobie…………295.00 SOLD

 

36) Dobie, J. Frank  et al [ed’rs] MUSTANGS AND COW HORSES 1940, 1st edition, Austin. Texas Folklore Society Publication No. XVI (1940).  Horse lore by many well-known contributors, including Dobie, Florence Fenley, George Catlin, Robert Denhardt, Badger Clark, John A. Lomax, Riley Aiken, and others. Illustrations by many western artists, including Charles M. Russell, Will James, Ross Santee, and endpaper drawings by H.D. Bugbee. Highly sought after as “the richest assemblage of material on range horses ever published.” (Dobie/Dykes 44 & 44). 429pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket foxed and chipped]…..150.00

 

37) Dobyns, Henry F. & Robert C. Euler THE GHOST DANCE OF 1889: Among the Pai Indians of Northwestern Arizona 1967, 1st edition, Prescott College Studies in Anthropology No.1. Examines the “post-conquest” condition of the Walapai and Havasupai Indians of the Grand Canyon region during the late 19th-century, and of the Ghost Dance movement, which the Indians believed would drive the whites out of their land. 67pp w/map, photos, sources, index. HB/DJ….35.00 SOLD

 

38) Douglas, Lucia Rutherford [editor] DOUGLAS’S TEXAS BATTERY, CSA 1966, 1st edition, smith County Historical Society, Tyler. “this compilation of material is the work of the late Miss Rutherford, daughter of the Battery’s illustrious commander. The Battery saw action at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, and elsewhere, and in these engagements won lasting honor and fame for Texas and the Confederacy.” 238pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ fine copy……50.00 SOLD

 

39) Eckert, Ralph Lowell  JOHN BROWN GORDON: Soldier – Southerner – American  1989, 1st edition, LSU Press Southern Biography Series, Baton Rouge.  A biography of the Confederate citizen-soldier that examines all areas of his life and career.  He emerged from the Civil War as one of the South’s most respected generals and that reputation significantly influenced his postwar careers as senator and governor of Georgia. 367pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…..40.00

 

40) [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…..200.00

 

41) [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 17” x 21” 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

 

42) Ericson, Joe E. JUDGES OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS: A Biographical Directory 1980, 1st limited Collectors Edition of 100 copies, Dallas. Gives biographical and genealogical data on approximately 1500 Texans who were judges in the Republic from 1836 to 1846. 350pp with some portraits, index. HB maroon leather w/gold decoration, SIGNED…..85.00

 

43) Etulain, Richard W. THE LIFE AND LEGENDS OF CALAMITY JANE  2014, 1st edition, Norman. Traces the legendary woman from her birth on a Missouri farm through her adventures in the Wild West, and offers new information on Calamity’s several “husbands.” 381pp w/photos, sources, index. HB/DJ, as new…..26.95 SOLD

 

44) Ferber, Edna GIANT 1952, 1st edition, Garden City.  Classic novel of oil-rich Texans.447pp. HB/DJ (dj has light edgewear, now in protective cover)….40.00 SOLD

 

45) Fillmore, Clyde PRISONER OF WAR: History of the “Lost Battalion” 1973, 1st edition, Quanah. The brutal history of the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, 36th Division of the Texas National Guard, who were among the first to engage the enemy after Pearl Harbor, and were captured by the Japanese in March, 1942. Includes roster, Second Battalion; Roster, Lost Battalion Association and USS Houston; Survivor List, USS Houston; endpaper maps, illustrations. 152pp. HB/DJ, SIGNED by the author, who was a surviving member of the “Lost Battalion”…….50.00 SOLD

 

46) [FORT BEND COUNTY] WHARTON’S HISTORY OF FORT BEND COUNTY by Clarence R. Wharton. 1939, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio.  A comprehensive history of the county from its earliest days as part of Austin’s Old 300 through the end of the 19th Century. 250pp w/foldout map, illustrations, appendices, index. HB nice copy in blue cloth, very scarce........150.00

 

47) [GALVESTON COUNTY]  GALVESTON: Architecture Guidebook  by Ellen Beasley & Stephen Fox. 1996, 1st printing, Galveston Historical Foundation.  “Galveston contains the largest and most historically significant collection of nineteenth-century buildings of any Texas city…This is the first comprehensive guide to the architecture of this unusual Gulf Coast city.” 275pp w/photos, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]……24.95

 

48) [GEOLOGY] ) [BIG BEND] GEOLOGY OF THE BIG BEND AREA, TEXAS by West Texas Geological Society. 1965, 1st edition, Midland. Chronicles a field trip led by Dr. Ross A. Maxwell & Dr. John W. Dietrich  that explored the diverse geological features of the Big Bend region. Includes some dissertations on the plant life and birds of the area, as well as a history of Big Bend. 216pp w/numerous maps, photos, references, folded maps and plates in rear pocket, Folio HB orange cloth w/pictorial cover..65.00 SOLD

 

49) Graves, John TEXAS RIVERS  2003, 1st edition, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Austin. Photography by Wyman Meinzer. Graves’ essays on the Canadian, Pecos, Clear Fork of the Brazos, the Sabinal, the Neches, and the Llano capture the essences of what makes each river unique. 143pp w/photos, bibliography. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by Graves…..145.00 SOLD

 

50) Graves, John A JOHN GRAVES READER 1996, 1st edition, Austin. An anthology of Graves’ writings that appeared in his Goodbye to a River, Hard Scrabble, and From A Limestone Ledge which represent various stage’s of the author’s life and writing career. 398pp. HB/DJ, fine copy,  SIGNED…….100.00

 

51) Haley, J. Evetts THE HERALDRY OF THE RANGE: Some Southwestern Brands 1949, 1st edition, Canyon.  Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by H. D. Bugbee. Chronicles the origins of seven noted ranch brands: JA, XIT, Matadors, 101, Cross L, JJ, and the Bells of New Mexico. 35pp. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy, quite scarce in cloth, inscribed/SIGNED….225.00

 

52) Haley, J. Evetts  THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS, and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado  1929, 1st edition, Lakeside Press, Chicago. Chandler Robinson, J. EVETTS HALEY and the Passing of the Old West:  “The first edition consisted of 1,380 copies, and was withdrawn from circulation soon after it was published.” Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “Haley’s first book, this is nevertheless one of the best examples of his scholarship. John L. McCarty called it ‘a monumental work’ and Chandler Robinson [Haley bibliographer] termed it ‘an epic account of the largest and most famous ranching operation of the early West.  It is one of the most highly regarded landmarks in the literature of the cattle country.’... Shortly after publication, Haley and the owners were sued for libel by members of the Spikes family, about whom defamatory remarks were made in the chapter entitled “A Long Fight For Law.” The book was withdrawn from circulation and lawsuits ensued.” This is one of the rarest and most highly sought after books on the cattle range. 261pp w/photos, app, index. Hardback, green cloth w/decoration (no dj, as issued),near fine copy ….750.00

 

53) Haley, J. Evetts THE ALAMO MISSION BELL 1974, 1st edition, Midland.  Haley recounts the story of five Texans who, in 1974, pooled their credit and bought back the Alamo Mission Bell that had somehow wound up with an antique dealer in Tennessee. There is also a retelling of the Alamo’s part in the Texas Revolution.  HB, red cloth(no jacket as issued), SIGNED….75.00

 

54) Haley, J. Evetts STORY OF THE SHAMROCK 1954, 1st edition, Amarillo. A history of the first 25 years of the Shamrock Oil and Gas Corp.  In Chandler’s bibliography, he states, “A portion of the [first edition] was issued in wrappers with extended edges, tied with green leather at the spine and enclosed in a cardboard slipcase.”  This copy is one of those. 78pp w/illustrations. Softcover very good, in slipcase, inscribed/SIGNED……..125.00

 

55) Haley, J. Evetts & William. Curry Holden THE FLAMBOYANT JUDGE: James D. Hamlin  1972, 1st edition, Canyon. de-sign and typography by Carl Hertzog.  The biography of a banker, judge, lawyer and rancher who was a prominent figure in the history of the Texas Panhandle around the turn of the 20th-Century. On the front of the dust jacket: “The story of Amarillo and the development of the great ranches of the Texas Panhandle.”  One chapter gives Haley’s version of the lawsuit that caused the original edition of his The XIT Ranch of Texas to be pulled from circulation. 312pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has some foxing, otherwise very good] SIGNED by Haley and Curry……….60.00

 

56) Haley, J. Evetts LIFE ON THE TEXAS RANGE 1973, 2nd printing, UT Press, Austin. A portrayal of the work of frontier range photographer Erwin E. Smith who rode the cattle range with camera in hand during the 1880s and ‘90s.  Many of the photos here depict ranch life and the working cowboy on the LS ranch in the Texas Panhandle. 112pp w/80 plates. Folio HB/DJ fine.40.00 SOLD

 

57) Harwell, Thomas Fletcher  EIGHTY YEARS UNDER THE STARS AND BARS: Including Biographical Sketches of 100 Confederate Soldiers I Have Known  1947, 1st edition, Kyle.  Biographical sketches of Confederate veterans the author interviewed, plus a history of Camp Ben McCulloch of the United Confederate Veterans’ Organization (Hays County). 107pp w/photos, index. Softcover….45.00

 

58) [HASKELL COUNTY] JUST PASSING THROUGH WEINERT: A History of Northeastern Haskell County, Texas by R.S. & Betty Sanders. 1986, 1st edition, Abilene. 410pp w/maps, illustrations, historical articles, many family biographies. Appendices with cemetery inventories; index. Folio HB/DJ (dust jacket has small stain)…..50.00 SOLD

 

59) Hedgpeth, Don THEY RODE GOOD HORSES: The First Fifty Years of the American Quarter Horse Association

1990, 1st edition, Amarillo. A good history of the organization that was founded in 1940. and of the men who started it and others who kept it going. 157pp w/photos. Folio HB/DJ near fine [DJ has two small closed tears, now in protective cover] …50.00

 

60) Hofsommer, Don L. THE QUANAH ROUTE: A History of the Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway 1991, 1st edition, College Station. A history of the line that operated in four counties of northwestern Texas before and after the turn of the 20th century. 215pp w/illus, maps, tables, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine condition…27.00 SOLD

 

61) Hunter, J. Marvin [editor]  THE TRAIL DRIVERS OF TEXAS 1989, 3rd University of Texas printing, Austin.  Reese, SIX-SCORE: “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.”  1,085pp w/photos, this edition indexed.  HB/DJ (out-of-print in hardback) a clean, bright copy……..50.00

 

62) Jackson, Jack LOS MESTENOS: Spanish Ranching in Texas, 1721-1821  1997, 2nd edition, College Station. A massive study that  “chronicles in great detail the hundred years of Spanish ranching that came before Mexico, and subsequently Texas, gained independence. [Jackson] shows the feral increase of the early herds, the conflicts over ownership of the mestenos, the emergence of the Spanish dynasties, and the attempts of the colonial governments to regulate the industry.”  He also shows how Anglo cattlemen adapted to the hispanic culture of cattle raising.  704pp w/illustrations by the author, appendices, biblio, index. HB/DJ fine….65.00 SOLD

 

63) Jaques, Mary J. TEXAN RANCH LIFE; with Three Months in a Prairie Schooner  1989, reprint of the 1894 original, College Station.  Author, who came to Texas from England, gives a good look at early day ranch life in Kimble County, and tells of her travels to Mexico.  363pp w/photos. HB/DJ……40.00

 

   [JAMES, WILL] –A SELECTION OF SCARCE FIRST EDITIONS BY WILL JAMES:

    64a) THE DARK HORSE  1939, 1st edition, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY. 306pp w/39 drawings by the author. HB/DJ,             

       very good copy w/rare dust jacket and SIGNED BY Will James on the front pastedown…....475.00

    64b) SAND: The Story of a Man and a Horse  1929, 1st edition, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY. 328pp w/48 drawings by the  

        author.  HB/DJ [book is very good/dust jacket is very good with edgewear and some tiny chips, now in protective cover -scarce

        in dust jacket]……………………………..135.00

    64c) BIG-ENOUGH    1931, 1st edition, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY. 314pp w/photo frontispiece and 51 drawings by the

        author. HB/DJ (scarce in dust jacket)……………200.00     

    64d) THE THREE MUSTANGERS  1933, 1st edition, 1st edition, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY. 338pp w/47 drawings by the

       author. HB/DJ, very good with dj spine faded, another James title scarce in dust jacket………225.00

 

65) Jenkins, John H. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works for a Research Library 1988, 2nd revised edition, Austin. A guide to 224 books Jenkins considers essential for any Texas research library. He gives a detailed critique of each entry, lists and appraises an additional 1017 books, and gives an annotated guide to 217 Texas bibliographies. 648pp, fully illustrated, with appendices and index.  HB/DJ, fine copy…39.95

 

66) Johnson, Paul Lee  THE McLAURYS IN TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA: An O.K. Corral Obituary 2012, 1st edition, Denton. From the dust jacket: “This important work provides new insight into the two brothers who died on that fateful day, and to the family that carried the scar……A major benefit of this work is the inclusion of previously unpublished letters from within the Mclaury family.” 380pp w/illustrations, bibliography, endnotes, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……29.95

 

67) Kelton, Elmer THE WOLF AND THE BUFFALO 1980, 1st edition, NY. Another of my favorites, this novel has a good historical background, set around Fort Concho during the Indian Wars. 420pp w/historical epilogue and suggested reading list.  HB/DJ, very good copy…..85.00

 

68) Kilpatrick, Jack Frederick & Anna Gritts  Kilpatrick WALK IN YOUR SOUL: Love Incantations of the Oklahoma Cherokees 1965, 1st edition, Dallas. An interesting study of Cherokee ritualistic love language. 164pp w/bib.  HB/DJ….20.00 SOLD

 

69) King, Frank M. MAVERICKS: The Salty Comments of an Old-Time Cowpuncher 1947, 1st edition, Pasadena. Introduction by Ramon F. Adams. Adams, HERD: “The material in this book was selected from the author’s column ‘Mavericks,’ which ran in the Western Livestock Weekly...” Interesting essays by a cowhand author who knew many of the Old West’s characters.  Endpaper illustration and color frontispiece by Charles M. Russell. 275pp index. HB/DJ very good……55.00

 

70) King, Frank M. PIONEER WESTERN EMPIRE BUILDERS: A True Story of the Men and Women of Pioneer Days  1946, 1st edition, Pasadena.  Over 75 stories and biographies of many Western pioneers: lawmen, pioneer women and men, cattle barons, and others.  383pp w/photos.  HB, maroon cloth with gold lettering, scarce…..50.00 SOLD

 

71) King, Frank M. WRANGLIN’ THE PAST: The Reminiscences of Frank M. King  1946, “First revised edition after limited edition, privately published in 1935, by the author for his friends,” Pasadena.  Cattle drives, outlaws, politics, Indian fighting, Jeff Milton, Billy the Kid and Jim East, the Earps, much more. 284pp w/photos.  HB red cloth w/gold lettering…55.00

 

72) Kleberg, Janell  WAITING FOR DAYLIGHT: King Ranch Images From The Past  2003, 1st edition, Stoecklein Publishing & Photography, Ketchum.  Kleberg writes of the ranch work she had documented on film for King Ranch over a period of thirty years.  This book consists of photographs taken from horseback while working cattle in South Texas, South America, and Australia, with accompanying text. 176pp. Folio HB/DJ…..50.00

 

73) Lake, Stuart N.  WYATT EARP: Frontier Marshal  1931, 1st edition, 1st issue [with ellby for belly on page 54], Boston.  A glorified biography of Earp, without the warts.  392pp w/photos, index. HB orange cloth, very good copy….70.00

 

74) Lehmann, Herman NINE YEARS AMONG THE INDIANS 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians  1927, 1st edition, Austin. Edited by J. Marvin Hunter.  Another not-so-reliable version of this remarkable story was previously published in 1899 by Jonathan H. Jones.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS, made this comparison of the two: “The Jones version is too full of Jones, and includes preposterous Victorian religious digressions and unrelated poetry that obviously never fell from the lips of Lehmann...The Hunter version is ‘more nearly a true recital of facts’ and is much more down-to-earth than that of Jones’ but each has valuable material not in the other.” 235pp w/photos.  Hardback with embossed cover/in original plain tan paper dust jacket with title stamped on spine, dust jacket has some tiny chips, otherwise near fine condition, scarce…….200.00

 

75) [LOVELL, TOM]  THE ART OF TOM LOVELL: An Invitation to History by Don Hedgpeth & Walt Reed. 1993, 1st edition limited, NY. A spectacular overview of the artist’s diverse historical work, with dozens of reproductions in full-color, some are double page foldouts.  Divided into five sections: 1) In The Land of the Buffalo; 2) Strangers in Indian Country; 3) Blood On The Plains; 4) The Civil War; and 5) Tom Lovell the Artist.  160pp w/index to paintings. Folio HB this copy bound in suede leather with decoration, and laid in is a special duotone print of an original sketch entitled “The White Man’s Burden” …150.00 SOLD

               75b) Another edition—The Art of Tom Lovell—1st trade edition, NY. Folio HB/DJ fine copy……55.00 SOLD

 

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!....125.00 SOLD

 

77) Martin, Ned & Jody  BIT and SPUR MAKERS in the VAQUERO TRADITION: A Historical Perspective  1997, 1st edition, Nicasio. Contributions by James Gorton and Danny Neill; photography by Ned Martin. This collection spotlights the lives of 80 silversmiths in the period between 1840 and 1960, and tracks their place in America’s western expansion when horses were the primary means of transportation. Highlighted are handcrafts worn by vaqueros in 650 color photographs of pieces from more than 45 distinguished collections. Geographically, the book includes makers in all of the Western states as well as Mexico and the Northeast. A valuable research tool for anyone interested in cowboy gear. This is the first of three books the Martins did on bit and spur makers, and is quite scarce. 336pp w/photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED by Ned and Jody Martin, fine copy……….250.00

 

78) [MASON COUNTY]  A HISTORY OF MASON COUNTY, TEXAS, THROUGH 1964 by Margaret Bierschwale. 1998, 

1st edition, Mason. Published as two books in one, with the inclusion of FORT MASON HISTORY, pp. 275-407.  A well-researched history of the central Texas county. Frontier settlement; Indian fights and depredations; Civil War days, reconstruction; the Mason County War; community development; ranching; Robert E. Lee on the Texas frontier; county brands; Fort Mason; military muster rolls; and much more.   702pp. w/photos, illus, biblio, index to persons, general index. HB, red cloth w/gilt……….85.00

 

79) Masters, Ben, et al THE RIVER AND THE WALL 2019, 1st edition, College Station. The author and his crew, obviously against the border wall for environmental reasons, traveled the border by horseback, boat, and four-wheeler in an effort to prove their point. 200pp w/photos, map. Folio HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]…….34.95

 

80) McChristian, Douglas C. REGULAR ARMY o! Soldiering on the Western Frontier, 1865 1891 2017, 1st edition, Norman. “McChristian plumbs the regulars’ accounts for frank descriptions of their training to be soldiers; their daily routines, including what they ate, how they kept clean, and what they did for amusement; the reasons a disproportionate number occasionally deserted, while black soldiers did so only rarely; how the men prepared for field service; and how the majority who survived mustered out.” 762pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple  copies available]……..39.95

 

81) McLaird, James D. CALAMITY JANE: the Woman and the Legend  2005, 1st ed, Norman.  “A meticulously researched account of how an alcoholic prostitute was transformed into a Wild West heroine.”  378pp w/photos, maps, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ as new…….35.00

 

82) 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

 

83) McMurtry, Larry ) FILM FLAM: Essays on Hollywood  1987, 1st edition, Simon and Schuster, NY. Cloth very good, dust jacket near fine with some tanning at upper edge. INSCRIBED/SIGNED (McMurtry’s inscription reads: “For _____, a record of my misspent youth in Hollywood”) HB/DJ……….85.00

 

84) Meinzer, Wyman & Henry Chappell  6666: Portrait of a Texas Ranch  2004, 1st edition, Lubbock. Foreword by Red Steagall; afterword by Mike Gibson.  A definitive study of the Four Sixes ranch in northwest Texas that has thrived successfully for four generations. Stunning color photography by Meinzer. 160 pages.  Folio HB/DJ….45.00

 

85) Miles, Deborah M. & Cecilia Gutierrez Venable [editors] TEXAS WOMEN AND RANCHING: On the Range, at the Rodeo, and in Their Communities 2019, 1st edition, College Station.  Explores a variety of roles women played on the western ranch. The essays here cover a range of topics, from early Tejana businesswomen and Anglo philanthropists to rodeos and fence-cutting range wars. 173pp w/map, photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]…….32.00

 

86) Mitchell, Margaret  GONE WITH THE WIND 1964, facsimile reprint, NY.  A very attractive copy of this classic American novel and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.1037pp. HB/DJ near fine copy………37.50

 

87) Mraz, John PHOTOGRAPHING THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION: Commitments, Testimonies, Icons 2012, 1st edition, Austin. This study focuses primarily on photographs made by Mexicans during the early 20th-century Revolution. “With over 200 photographs, many never before published, and an authoritative text that delves into the motivations and aesthetics of the photo-graphers who took them, this is the most ambitious and historically accurate visual record of the Mexican Revolution.” 315pp w/illus, bibliography, notes, index. HB w/pictorial cover, as new…..45.00

 

88) Myers, John Myers THE TOMBSTONE STORY ca1950, reprint, Grosset & Dunlap, NY.  Originally published under the title “The Last Chance.”  Recalls the great days of the lawless silver mining town. 256pp w/maps, illustrations, index. HB/DJ (colorful dust jacket edgeworn, now in protective cover)……28.00 SOLD

 

89) Ornish, Natalie  PIONEER JEWISH TEXANS 2011, reprint edition, College Station. With a new foreword by Sara Alpern. “More than 400 photographs, extensive interviews with pioneers’ descendants, a collection of rare Texana, and more than twelve years of research went into this” first history of pioneer Jews in Texas. 362pp w/photos, maps, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine….30.00

 

90) Parry, Ellwood  THE IMAGE of the INDIAN and the BLACK MAN IN AMERICAN ART, 1590-1900  1974, 1st edition, NY.  The works of many well-known painters and photographers are reproduced to illustrate how the White man viewed the two races he encountered in America over a period of 300 years. 189pp w/illus, photos, notes, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ……40.00 SOLD

 

91) Pelzer, Louis  THE CATTLEMEN’S FRONTIER: A Record of the Trans-Mississippi Cattle Industry From Oxen Trains to Pooling Companies, 1850-1890  1936, 1st edition, The Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale. An important contribution to the literature of the cattle range. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “This is one of the best general histories of the cattle industry on the plains.” 351pp w/7 plates reproduced from contemporary drawings, a complete facsimile of the rare 62-page volume of “Cattle Brands owned by members of the Wyoming Stock Growers’ Association” in 1882, bib, index. HB maroon cloth w/gold embossed lettering..150.00

 

92) Pendleton, Tom THE IRON ORCHARD 2019, reprint edition, TCU Press, Fort Worth. Novel of the West Texas oil patch, and  recently made into a movie, which was partially filmed around Big Spring. 384pp. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]…32.50

 

93) Petersen, Karen Daniels  PLAINS INDIAN ART FROM FORT MARION  1971, 1st edition, Norman. Indians imprisoned at Fort Marion in 1875 were taught to draw and paint pictures. The author interprets many representative drawings from that group. 340pp w/illustrations, appendices—which include a pictographic dictionary—bibliography, index.  Oblong HB/DJ—some foxing to cover of dust jacket, otherwise very nice copy………50.00

 

94) 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

 

95) Rector, Margaret (editor) COWBOY LIFE ON THE TEXAS PLAINS: The Photographs of Ray Rector  1982, 1st limited  edition of 250 copies, TAMU Press, College Station. Introduction by John Graves.  Many candid photographs of working cowboys in West Texas during the early days of the 20th Century. 119pp. Oblong folio HB brown leather w/SMS Ranch brand embossed on front cover, numbered and  SIGNED by the author and John Graves……225.00 SOLD

 

96) [RED RIVER COUNTY] THE HISTORY OF CLARKSVILLE & OLD RED RIVER COUNTY by Pat B. Clark. 1937, 1st edition, Mathis, Van Nort & Co., Dallas. Foreword by James T. DeShields. A comprehensive history of the “Mother County of Texas.” Indian encounters; economic and social history; Muster Roll of Whitfield’s Legion of Texas Cavalry (Civil War); pioneer family biographies; much more. 259pp w/photos, maps  appendix.  HB/DJ, a near fine copy of this scarce county history……275.00

 

97) Remley, David  BELL RANCH: Cattle Ranching in the Southwest, 1824-1947  1993, 1st edition, Albuquerque. A detailed study and history of  this northeastern New Mexico ranch that once encompassed three-quarters of a million acres. 393pp w/map. Photos, notes, index. HB/DJ……….85.00

 

98) Robertson, Pauline Durett & R. L. Robertson  COWMAN’S COUNTRY: Fifty Frontier Ranches in the Texas Panhandle, 1876-1887 1981, 1st edition, Amarillo. Many maps and photos (furnished by the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum) join the author’s text to tell the story of early day ranching in the Texas Panhandle. Just a few of the fifty Texas Panhandle ranches profiled include XIT, Turkey Tracks, Four Sixes, Long S, LS, Diamond F, Diamond Tail, Frying Pan, Half Circle K, Spade, Rocking Chair, and Charles Goodnight’s JA.  184pp w/bib, index.  Folio HB w/pictorial cover, scarce, this copy SIGNED by both authors….135.00

 

99) Ruiz, Jose Francisco REPORT ON THE INDIAN TRIBES OF TEXAS in 1828 1972, facsimile and translation, Yale University Western Americana Series No. 5. Edited and with an introduction by John C. Ewers. A contemporary account of the warlike Comanche, Apache, and Arapaho Indians who lived on the Texas frontier in 1828. 44pp w/notes, Folio HB fine……40.00

 

100) Rye, Edgar THE QUIRT AND THE SPUR: Vanishing Shadows of the Texas Frontier 1909, 1st edition, Chicago. Stories about the wild days of buffalo hunting and Indian fighting on the Plains; much on ranching around Fort Griffin and Albany in Shackelford County, Texas; material on John Larn and his death; more. Reese SIX-SCORE: “This book has become rare because a prominent ranching family felt themselves slandered by some remarks in it and destroyed all the copies they could purchase.” 363pp w/illus. HB w/decorated cover, near fine copy…..275.00

 

101) Sage, Lee  THE LAST RUSTLER: The Autobiography of Lee Sage 1930, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by Paul S. Clowes. Adams, SIXGUNS: “The autobiography of a man born among the outlaws of Robbers’ Roost.” 303pp w/ill. HB…..40.00

 

102) Santa Gertrudis Breeders International. SANTA GERTRUDIS RECORDED HERDS Volume 1 1953, 1st edition, Kingsville. Designed by Carl Hertzog. “The major purpose of this modest volumes is to record the beginnings: the beginnings of the breed, of the association, of the association’s program and its first results.” Robert J. Kleberg, Jr., was instrumental in developing this breed on the King Ranch. Includes list of recorded herds. 94pp w/photos, appendices. Folio HB red cloth w/gilt lettering, this copy SIGNED by Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. …………..125.00

 

103) Simons, Helen & Cathryn A. Hoyt HISPANIC TEXAS: A Historical Guide   1992, 1st edition, Austin. Discusses the many contributions of Hispanic culture that have woven their way into Texan culture, including architecture, cuisine, ranching and rodeo traditions, and more. Sections arranged by geographic region.  502pp w/photos, references, index. Variant softcover binding..35.00

 

104) Simpson, Colonel Harold B. CRY COMANCHE: The 2nd U.S. Cavalry in Texas, 1855-1861 1979, 1st  “Confederate Generals” limited edition of fifty copies, Waco. Although the 2nd Cavalry was only in service six years and five months, it spawned 16 Civil War and two Spanish-American War generals, including Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston, John Bell Hood, and others.  All but four of its forty engagements with Indians occurred within the borders of Texas. This book tells of the unit’s activities from its beginning in 1855 until 1861. 186pp w/app, sources, index. HB brown leather w/gold dec, SIGNED..135.00

 

105) Siringo, Charles A. RIATA AND SPURS: The Story of a Lifetime Spent in the Saddle as Cowboy and Detective 

1927, 1st edition, 1st state, the “Suppressed Edition”, Boston.  Reese, SIX-SCORE: “... has considerable range interest, and is rare due to a threatened lawsuit which prompted its suppression. [The first printing] is distinguished by the date of publication, 1927, being on the title page.”  (This edition was recalled and a second revised printing without the date on the title page, and altered text--pages 120 through 268--was released.) This copy is the first state and includes all the material about his days with the Pinkerton Agency which brought on the lawsuit.   276pp. HB w/decorated cover, nice copy, very scarce…….300.00

 

106) Steenberge, Patrick W., et al THE CUTTING HORSE 1990, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Foreword by Thomas McGuane; photography by Don Weller. A nice tribute to some legendary cutting horses, and to some of the men who rode them. 144pp w/photos, appendix, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ fine copy…30.00

 

107) Stockel, H. Henrietta & Marian D. Kelley DRUMBEATS FROM MESCALERO: Conversations With Apache Elders, Warriors, and Horseholders  2011, 1st edition. Twelve interviews with Apache elders.188pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, CLEARANCE: 50% OFF= $14.98 (was $29.95)

 

108) Stoecklein, David R. [photography] CATTLE: Symbol of the Great American West [Cattle history and text by Jack Goddard] 2005, 1st edition, Ketchum.  “This beautiful pictorial essay is a tribute to the very foundation of a cowboy’s life…working with cattle.” 267pp w/photos. Folio HB/DJ, near fine copy…..75.00

 

109) Thompson, Richard A. CROSSING THE BORDER WITH THE 4th CAVALRY: Mackenzie’s Raid Into Mexico, 1873

1986, 1st edition, Waco.  An account of Colonel Mackenzie’s secret expedition into Mexico to punish a hostile band of Kickapoo and Lipans in 1873. Included with this detachment were the famous Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts who had served with Bullis.

93pp w/photos, bibliography, notes. HB/DJ, fine copy….65.00

 

110) Thrapp, Dan L. [editor]  DATELINE FORT BOWIE: Charles Fletcher Lummis Reports on the Apache War 1979, 1st edition, Norman. Lummis was sent by the Los Angeles Times to Fort Bowie, Arizona, while the Army was still in pursuit of Geronimo.  His dispatches “give a perceptive view of the workings of a major frontier post during the critical days of a famous Indian campaign.” 209pp w/maps, photos, appendix, index. HB/DJ…..30.00

 

111) [THROCKMORTON COUNTY] THROCKMORTON COUNTY HISTORY 1984, 1st limited edition, Lubbock. 460pp w/photos, general historical articles, family histories, index, and more. Folio HB ¼ leather w/pictorial cover…185.00

 

112) Toulouse, Joseph H. & James R.  PIONEER POSTS OF TEXAS  1936, 1st edition, The Naylor Co., San Antonio. After a brief history of the Alamo, the authors give details of the following frontier forts: Sill, Stockton, Bliss, Concho, Griffin, the Alamo, Ringgold Barracks, Quitman, McIntosh, and others.  166pp w/illustrations, maps, plats. HB/DJ (book is fine; dust jacket has two large chips at spine, now in protective cover) this copy signed by J. Marvin Hunter……125.00 SOLD

 

113) [TRAVIS COUNTY] TALES FROM THE MANCHACA HILLS: The Unvarnished Memoirs of a Texas Gentlewoman, Mrs. Edna Turley Carpenter edited by Jane & Bill Hogan. 1960, 1st edition, New Orleans. Mrs. Carpenter remembers both tragic and hilarious events in a village named Manchaca situated southwest of Austin between the years of 1875 and 1940: farm life; schoolmarm; racial relations; and much more.  221pp w/map, photographs.  HB/DJ….45.00

 

114) Wallace, Ernest & E. Adamson Hoebel  THE COMANCHES: Lords of the South Plains  1952, 2nd printing, Norman. One of the better studies of the Comanche tribe and their great traditions of warfare, life and customs. 381pp w/ill, bib, index. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED……40.00

 

115) Weddle, Robert s. PLOW-HORSE CAVALRY: The Caney Creek Boys of the Thirty-Fourth Texas  1974, 1st edition, Austin.  The story of the Fannin County farmers who marched off to war. Most of their fighting was in Arkansas and Louisiana. 210pp w/photos, sources, index.  HB/DJ very good..........60.00

 

116) [YOUNG COUNTY] YOUNG COUNTY: History and Biography by Carrie J. Crouch. 1937, 1st edition, Dallas. Has articles covering the county’s early history, cattle ranching, outlaws and lawmen, Indian depredations, Civil War days, Fort Belknap, town histories, a section with family biographies. 343pp w/photos, endpaper map, biblio, index. HB, bound in red cloth with gold lettering, fine copy, clean and bright, very scarce…… 225.00

 

117) JOURNAL OF BIG BEND STUDIES: Back issues I still have available—these are all out-of-print  (each issue contains 8 to 10 articles, of which I’ll describe only a couple or three to give you an idea what’s in them):

117a) Volume VI, 1994: “Historic Ruins along Middle Tornillo Creek…” by Teresa Weedin; “Chihuahuan Desert Candelilla…” by Joann Pospisil; “Kickapoo Resistance and Survival Through Migrations into Mexico and Texas” by E.J. Gesick; more..35.00 SOLD

117b) Volume 9, 1997: “Mexico 1910-1920: The Lost Revolution” by Ruben Osario; Characteristics of Big Bend Mining Towns, 1885-1920” by Paul Wright; “A Short History of Pecos Spring” by Glenn Willeford; more…….35.00 SOLD

117c) Volume 11, 1999: “Archeological Data Recovery from A 9,000 Year-old Site in the Chisos Basin” by Thomas Alex; Fort Duncan: Frontier Outpost on the Rio Grande” by Al Kinsall; “Pushing the Mules Through Guadalupe Pass: Pinery Station on the Butterfield Overland Mail” by James Matthews; more…..30.00

117d) Volume 12, 2000: “Fire-Cracked Rock Features and the Tentative Identification of Mescalero Apache sites, Hudspeth County” by Regge Wiseman;  “The Peyote Religion and Mescalero Apache” by Stacy Schaefer; “American Red Cross Activities at the Battle of Ojinaga, Dec. 1913-Jan 1914” by Glenn Willeford; more……30.00

117e) Volume 13, 2001: “Hispanic Texas Rangers Contribute to Peace on the Texas Frontier, 1838-1880” by David Screws; “The Great Chihuahuan Cattle Drive of 1868” by Douglas Travers; “Violent times along New Mexico’s Trans-Pecos Frontier” by Stephen Bogener; “The Madero Revolution and the Bloody Bend” by Earl Elam; more……30.00 SOLD

117f) Volume 16, 2004: “Black Slaves in Northern New Spain” by John Franco; “Aguaverde: A Forgotten Presidio of the Line, 1773-1781” by Solveig A. Turpin & Herbert E. Eling. “Build a Railroad and they Will Come” by Gerald G. Raun”; more….30.00

117g) Volume 17, 2005: “Prehistoric Ritual Destruction of Some Lower Pecos River Style Pictographs…” by Timothy Roberts; The Fort McKavett Community in 1889” by Gloria Duarte; “The El Paso Salt War” by Paul Cool; more……………30.00

117h) Volume 18, 2006: “Transient Clergy in the Trans-Pecos Area, 1848-1892” by Robert E. Wright; “The Madero Revolution” by Gerald G. Raun; “An Update: The Great Chihuahua Cattle Drive of 1868”; more………………………………25.00 SOLD

 117i) Volume 19, 2007: “Love on the Rio Grande: The 1850 Exploration by Captain Love” by Matt Walter; “Graham Barnett: Legend in the Big Bend” by Jim Coffey & John T. Barnett; “Comanche Springs Rock Art Documentation” by Erin Wilson;, more……30.00

117j) Volume 20, 2008: “The Peyote Trade of the Texas Borderlands…” by Martin Terry; “The Jess Evans Gang and the Death of Texas Ranger George R. Bingham” by Chuck Parsons; “Psychology of Rock Art” by Andrea Powers; more….25.00 SOLD

117k) Volume 21, 2009: “Skullduggery at Spencer’s Ranch: Civil War Intrigue in West Texas” by Glen Sample Ely; “Englishmen, Railroads and the San Carlos Coal Mine” by Glenn Justice; “African-American Del Rio” by Doug Braudaway; more……25.00

117l) Volume 22, 2010: “ ‘We Have Fingers Crossed’: Mining in Big Bend’s Fresno Canyon” by Cynthia A. Brandimarte; “ ‘Big Bend Bold’ Pictographs…” by Timothy E. Roberts; “The Five-Year White Elephant: Building the Indian Lodge”; more….25.00 SOLD

117m) Volume 23, 2011: “Murder at Seminole” by Glenn P. Willeford; “The Marfa-Terlingua Freight Road” by Lonn Taylor..25.00 SOLD

 

 

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