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CATALOG #274: December, 2017
  New, used and rare

1) TEXAS ALMANAC: 2018-2019 (69th edition since 1857)  published by Texas State Historical Association. “The source for all things Texan since 1857.”  Features include: sketch of Texas pre-history to annexation to 1980; natural history;  environment; weather; recreation; sports; all county maps; foldout map of mileages/counties; agriculture; transportation, and so much more! 752pp w/photographs, color maps, data, travel information, charts, calendars,  etc. [multiple-copies available] 1a)   Hardcover…….44.95                                      
                                                                                                                                                                      1b)  Flexbound …….29.95

2) Adams, Andy  THE LOG OF A COWBOY 1903, 1st edition, Boston.  “...most reliable account ever written of cowboy life on the great trail drive.” Although it is considered fiction, Adams told Philip A. Rollins that “its only fictional elements are the names of the characters and the ascribing to a single drive occurrences which actually were divided among several.” A trail driving classic. 387pp w/illustrations. HB w/pictorial cover, very good copy…….145.00 SOLD

3) Adams, Andy CATTLE BRANDS: A Collection of Western Camp-fire Stories 1906, 1st edition, Boston. Short stories of the trail and the plains. 316pp. HB, very scarce……..125.00 SOLD

4) Adams, Andy A TEXAS MATCHMAKER  1904, 1st edition, Boston. Novel by the author of “The Log of a Cowboy.
Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith. HB w/pictorial cover, very good, scarce…..85.00 SOLD

5) Alexander, Bob RAWHIDE RANGER, IRA ATEN: Enforcing Law on the Texas Frontier  2011, 1st edition, Denton. A “meticulously researched and comprehensive biography” of the tough lawman who served as a Texas Ranger, sheriff, and even private enforcer for the XIT Ranch.  528pp w/many photos, notes, bib., index. HB/DJ, as new, SIGNED……32.50

6) Alexander, Bob RIDING LUCIFER’S LINE: Ranger Deaths Along the Texas-Mexico Border 2013, 1st edition, Denton. A well-documented study that gives the tragic details of twenty-five Texas Rangers who were killed while scouting and enforcing laws along the Texas border with Mexico from 1874 through 1921. 404pp w/illustrations, endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new SIGNED ........29.95

7) 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

8) Bailey, J.W. [completely revised by Irving S. Rossoff, D.V.M] 1980, 1st printing of the revised edition, NY. Veterinary handbook for the working cattleman that deals with all aspects of bovine health. 590pp w/illus, index. HB green cloth w/silver lettering…30.00 SOLD

9) Barker, Elliott S. WHEN THE DOGS BARK ‘TREED’ A Year on the Trail of the Longtails  1946, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Stories of trapping and hunting lions, turkey, elk, and other wildlife in the Vermejo Park region of New Mexico. 209pp w/photos. HB/DJ, very good copy……..85.00 SOLD

10) [BASTROP COUNTY] BASTROP COUNTY: During Reconstruction  2011, 1st edition, Bastrop. “Chronicles an important Texas county during the decade following the Civil War—examines the conflict among blacks, Germans, and native-born whites, as every effort to improve the lot of freed slaves often met violent resistance.” 244pp w/illus, app, index. Trade paperback…..45.00 SOLD

11) Benner, Judith Ann SUL ROSS: Soldier, Statesman, Educator 1983, 1st edition, College Station. A full-scale biography of this famous Texan. 259pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…..45.00 SOLD

12) Bennett, Lyn Ellen & Scott Abbott  THE PERFECT FENCE: Untangling the Meanings of Barbed Wire 2017, 1st edition, College Station. The authors “have written the surprising, entertaining, and useful history of that staple of American agriculture, the barbed wire fence.”  269pp w/illus, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]….39.95

13) [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……..29.00 SOLD

14) Brown, R. Shepard  STRINGFELLOW OF THE FOURTH: The Amazing Career of the Most Successful Confederate Spy 1960, 1st edition, NY. The remarkable story of Frank Stringfellow, Confederate spy.307pp w/map, illus., index. HB/DJ….60.00 SOLD

15) Bryant, Keith L., Jr. HISTORY OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY 1974, 1st edition, NY.  “A colorful history of ‘twelve thousand miles of shining rails’.” 398pp w/maps, illus, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy…….35.00 SOLD

16) Burch, J.P. CHARLES W. QUANTRELL   1923, 1st edition, Vega.  "A true history of his guerrilla warfare on the Missouri and Kansas border during the Civil War of 1861 to 1865. As told by Captain Harrison Trow, one who followed Quantrell through his whole course."  266pp w/illustrations. HB, maroon cloth…..30.00

17) Burton, Jeffrey  THE DEADLIEST OUTLAWS; The Ketchum Gang and the Wild Bunch  2009, 2nd edition, Denton.  The newest and most complete history of Tom “Black Jack” Ketchum, his brother, Sam, and other members of the Ketchum Gang that robbed, killed and generally terrorized West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona in the last decade of the 19th century.  The material in this book comes from material diligently collected by the author over a period of forty years from mainly unpublished sources, comprising family records, trial transcripts and other court records, personal reminiscences, official correspondence and reports, census returns, and contemporary newspapers. 504pp w/photos, maps, endnotes, bib, index.  HB/DJ…45.00 [out-of-print in cloth]

18) Caldwell, Clifford R. ROBERT KELSEY WYLIE: Forgotten Cattle King of Texas 2013, 1st limited edition of 100 copies, np. Wylie was a 19th century cowman and sheepman who ranched in Parker County and in what is now Runnels County, drove herds to New Mexico and South Dakota, sided with Chisum and his allies in the Lincoln County War, and later set up operations in the Van Horn country of Texas. 302pp w/illustrations, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, numbered and SIGNED……………50.00 SOLD
                18b) Another copy – Robert Kelsey Wylie…also 1st edition, trade paperback as new, SIGNED……….24.95 SOLD

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

20) Carter, Captain R. G. ON THE BORDER WITH MACKENZIE: or Winning West Texas From the Comanches no date, a  reproduction of the original, limited to 300 copies, published by J.M. Carroll & Co., Mattituck. This edition has a new forward by 
J. C. Dykes, who describes the book as “the most complete account of the Indian wars of the Texas frontier in the Seventies.” Carter was under Mackenzie during the Indian campaigns out of Fort Concho which ultimately led to the surrender of the last warring Comanches after the Palo Duro fight. 580pp. HB bound in red cloth w/gold embossed lettering on spine…..65.00

21) Clarke, Mary Whatley THE SLAUGHTER RANCHES & THEIR MAKERS  1979, 1st edition, Austin. A good history of the Slaughter ranching empire which was important in the development of ranching in Texas and the Southwest. Clarke traces  the Slaughter clan through the Texas Revolution, through the Cherokee Indian War and later the Civil War, and then tells of cattle drives up the Chisholm Trail with Indian attacks, stampedes. 254pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……375.00

22) [COLEMAN COUNTY] FOUR YEARS IN THE COLEMAN JAIL: Daughter of Two Sheriffs  by Leona Bruce. 1982, 1st edition, Austin. The author reminiscences about her youthful life while living in a small-town county jail from 1914 to 1918. Her father, the sheriff of Coleman County at the time, was John Banister, formerly of the Texas Rangers. 143pp w/photos, index. HB, red cloth w/gold lettering…65.00 SOLD

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

24) Cook, James H. FIFTY YEARS ON THE OLD FRONTIER: As Cowboy, Hunter, Guide, Scout, and Ranchman  1957, 1st printing of the new edition, Norman. A new foreword by J. Frank Dobie; intro by Brigadier-General Charles King, U.S.V. Dobie, LIFE AND LITERATURE: “Cook came to Texas soon after the close of the Civil War and became a brush popper on the Frio River.  Nothing better on cow work in the brush country and trail-driving in the seventies has appeared.” A western frontier narrative with much on cowboys, outlaws, and the Indian wars. The author participated in the cowboy gunfight with New Mexico lawman Elfega Baca and gives a good account of that incident. 253pp w/photos, index.  HB/DJ….40.00 SOLD

25) Custer, Elizabeth Bacon TENTING ON THE PLAINS  1889, 2nd edition, Charles L. Webster and Co., NY.  The wife of General George A. Custer writes of the life she and her husband shared during the twelve years she followed him from post to post as an army wife. These stories deal mostly with the post-Civil War period when General Custer was stationed first in Texas and later on the Kansas frontier. 702pp w/maps, illus. HB, decorated green cloth cover w/Crossed Cavalry & 7th regiment Guidons…100.00

26) 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, new [multi-copies available]……..27.00

27) Eaton, John WILL CARVER, OUTLAW  1972, 1st edition, San Angelo. Biography of the man who rode with Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch and the Ketchum Gang, and was killed in Sonora in a hail of gunfire in 1901. 142pp w/photos, index. Softcover, very good copy, SIGNED……75.00 SOLD

28) Emmett, Chris  SHANGHAI PIERCE: A Fair Likeness  1953, 1st ed, Norman. Drawings by Nick Eggenhofer.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the best biographies of a Texas cattleman.... Emmett gives us Shanghai Pierce with the warts and all…good reading and competent biography.” Pierce was one of Texas’ most colorful cattlemen who built a ranching empire in South Texas and crossed paths with many notables, including John Wesley Hardin, Ike Pryor, Charlie Siringo, Leander H. McNelly, Wild Bill Hickock, Ab blocker, others. 326pp w/maps, photos, appendix, bib., index.  HB/DJ, very good copy….75.00

29) Erwin, Allen A.  THE SOUTHWEST OF JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, 1841-1922 1965, 1st edition, Glendale. Forwards by Ramon F. Adams and William McLeod Raine. Slaughter was a pioneer cattleman and trail-driver of Texas and Arizona, and sheriff of Tombstone. Associates of the lawman/rancher included Big Foot Wallace, Ben Thompson, James H., Cook, The Earps, Tom Horn, Al Sieber, the Apache Kid, Geronimo, Pancho Villa, just to name a few.  The index looks like a virtual “Who’s Who” of Old West characters. 368pp w/photos, foldout map, biblio, index. HB/DJ, very good copy….250.00 SOLD

30) Farmer, Randolph W. “CURLY BILL”: Horse Thief, Cattle Dealer, Murderer, Lawman: 1858-1909  2012, 1st edition limited, Tucson. This book “presents the cradle-to-grave story of William Albert Brosius and why the historical record has been obscured by the culture of silence in Texas and the Wyatt Earp folklore in Arizona and California.” 260pp w/illustrations, chapter notes, index. HB/DJ, as new….40.00 SOLD

31) Fields, Dan THE DAY THEY KILLED THE COWS And Other Memories of a West Texas Pioneer 2006, 1st edition, Austin. Poignant memoir of a Texas Panhandle rancher and cotton farmer.268pp w/photos, index. HB w/pictorial cover…25.00 SOLD

32) Freeman, Douglas Southall R. E. LEE: A Biography 1947, reprint edition, NY.  4 Volumes. The complete and most extensive biography of Robert E. Lee.  Includes many illustrations, maps, appendices, bibliography and indices. 4 volumes all hardback w/decorated covers, all four volumes red cloth w/embossed spine and covers, spines faded. The set of 4 volumes = 145.00

33) 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 slight edgewear) overall very good copy……..165.00

34) [GAINES COUNTY] THE GAINES COUNTY STORY A History of Gaines County, Texas 1974, 1st edition, Seagraves. 536pp w/photos, numerous historical articles, and over 300 pages devoted to family biographies, index. Folio HB….55.00

35) Gard, Wayne THE GREAT BUFFALO HUNT 1959, 1st edition, NY. History of the slaughter of the bison with much of the book devoted to the hide hunters, their trade and their fights with Indians. Although the book records protests against the slaughter, the author also points out that the killing helped to reduce the hostile Indians to submission and to clear Western ranges for the cattle and sheep industries. 308pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……..45.00SOLD

36) [GEOLOGY] A PARTIAL REPORT on the GEOLOGY of WESTERN TEXAS Consisting of a General Geological Report…by Prof. Geo G. Shumard. 1886, 1st printing, State Printing Office, Austin. The remainder of the subtitle reads: “A Journal of Geological Observations Along the Routes Traveled by the Expedition Between Indianola, Texas, and the Valley of the Mimbres, New Mexico, During the Years 1855 and 1856; With an Appendix Giving A Detailed Report on the Geology of Grayson County.” Shumard was Assistant State Geologist of Texas at the time this bulletin was published. 145pp w/illus, appendix, softcover in very good condition, as this copy doesn’t appear to have been read, rare in this edition….…165.00 SOLD

37) GEOLOGY] DAVIS MOUNTAIN VISTAS: A Geological Exploration of the Davis Mountains by William MacLeod. 2005, 1st ed, Alpine. The book has two sections, the first on the mountains themselves, the second on the series of deep basins southwest of the mountains.  Each section begins by recounting the geological history of the area, followed by road guides, plus 86 full color photos & 48 maps and drawings.191pp. Trade paperback, as new……40.00 [this title out-of-print] SOLD

38) [GEOLOGY]  BIG BEND VISTAS: A Geological Exploration of the Big Bend by William MacLeod.  2017, 3rd edition, Alpine.  A fully illustrated tour of the spectacular landscapes comprising the 4 million acre area that includes the Marathon Basin, The Glass Mountains, Big Bend National Park, Black Gap Wildlife Management area, Terlingua and Lajitas.  255p w/33 maps, 85 line drawings and cross-sections, 75 color photographs, glossary, reading list, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]..24.95

39) Gilliland, Maude T. HORSEBACKERS OF THE BRUSH COUNTRY: A Story of the Texas Rangers and the Mexican Liquor Smugglers 1968, 1st edition, np. Part One gives detailed accounts of numerous gunfights between state and federal officers and horseback smugglers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the Prohibition era of the 1920s and ‘30s. Part Two is an album of photos and biographical sketches of South Texas law enforcement officers of bygone days. 175pp with many historical photos, line drawings by the author, maps, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ (dust jacket has a light moisture stain around the spine that did not affect the book) SIGNED, very scarce…..325.00 SOLD

40) Gipson, Fred  OLD YELLER 1956, 1st edition, Harper & Brothers, NY (bound in green cloth with black spine and the copyright page states “1956” and contains a Library of Congress catalog number.) An American classic. 158pp. HB/DJ fine...250.00

41) Gipson, Fred  SAVAGE SAM  1962, 1st edition, NY. “The story of the son of Old Yeller.”  214pp w/illus. HB/DJ, fine…100.00

42) Gipson, Fred  RECOLLECTION CREEK  1955, 1st edition, NY.  Gipson’s novel about nine-year-old Hopper Creech. HB/DJ, near fine copy.......185.00

43) Goodwyn, Frank  LIFE ON THE KING RANCH 1951, 1st ed., NY. Photos by Toni Frissell. Illustrations by Bruce Marchin Goodwyn's father was ranch boss of the Norias section of the vast King Ranch in South Texas. Goodwyn grew up on the ranch and relates his experiences as well as folklore and little-known facts about the ranch.  293pp w/photos,  glossary, biblio. HB lacks dust jacket…….50.00 SOLD

44) Gracy, David B., II  LITTLEFIELD LANDS: Colonization of the Texas Plains, 1912-1920  1968, 1st edition, Austin.  A study of the Panhandle land company created by Major George W. Littlefield in order to sell a part of his Yellow House Ranch as farmland. 161pp w/maps, photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…..30.00 SOLD

45) Greene, A.C. A PERSONAL COUNTRY 1979, 1st edition, NY. Author writes about West Texas, its people, and where his roots were. Bill Porterfield said this about the book: “It’s all here, time, place, treasure, blood, sex, success, failure, death and, of course, God and the devil and grief, and the going on, as people must.” HB/DJ, INSCRIBED/SIGNED, nice copy….50.00

46) Greer, James Kimmins COLONEL JACK HAYS: Texas Frontier Leader and California Builder  1952, 1st edition, NY. In Texas, John Coffee Hays was a soldier, surveyor, Ranger, officer in the Mexican War, and explorer. While a Ranger in Southwest Texas, he fought more than forty engagements against outlaws, Mexicans and Indians and was never defeated.  Later he went on to be an Indian agent in Arizona, then on to California.  428pp w/maps, photos, biblio, notes, index.  HB/DJ (dust jacket has a few light scuff marks, otherwise near fine copy)………85.00

47) Guy, Duane F. [editor] THE STORY OF PALO DURO CANYON 1979, 1st edition, Canyon.  A collection of articles by several contributors that cover the region’s geology, archeology, paleontology, natural history, and history from Coronado to Charles Goodnight’s settlement in the Canyon and Ranald Mackenzie’s raid. Also details the acquisition and development of the land for the State Park. 224pp with photos, maps (including two foldouts in rear pocket), index.  Hardback bound in green leather with gold embossed lettering on front and spine, fine copy....55.00 SOLD

48) Haley, J. Evetts LIFE ON THE TEXAS RANGE 1952, 1st edition, 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 in slipcase..150.00

49) Haley, J. Evetts FORT CONCHO and the TEXAS FRONTIER  2006, 2nd edition limited to 1000 copies, West Texas Legacy Press, Midland. This edition with a new introduction by Elmer Kelton; new foreword by Mike Cox; original illustrations by H.D. Bugbee; and original typography designed by Carl Hertzog.  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; and much more. 352pp w/maps, illus, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by Elmer Kelton……125.00

50) [HALEY, J. EVETTS]  Adventuring With The Old-Timers: TRAILS TRAVELLED--TALES TOLD  by Hervey E. Chesley. 1979, 1st ed, Midland. Foreword by J. Evetts Haley; illustrations by H.D. Bugbee; edited by B. Byron Price; design by Carl Hertzog.  Chesley interviewed many old-timers to get these true tales of high adventure about Arizona and Texas. 184pp w/photos, notes, references, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED by J. Evetts Haley………75.00 SOLD

51) Haley, James L. THE BUFFALO WAR: The History of the Red River Indian Uprising of 1874 1976, 1st edition, NY.  History of the most successful campaign ever waged against the Cheyenne, Comanche and Kiowa tribes of the plains. Adobe Walls; Lone Wolf’s revenge; Miles Expedition and Battle of Red River; Lyman’s Wagon Train; Mackenzie at Palo Duro Canyon; much more. 290pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy…..55.00

52) Hamner, Laura V. LIGHT ‘N HITCH: A Collection of Historical Writing Depicting Life on the High Plains 1958, 1st edition, Dallas. Paintings by Dord Fitz. A panorama of High Plains history, with vivid accounts of events, people and places in the history of the Texas Panhandle covering the period from the 1870s through the 1920s—Adobe Walls, Charles Goodnight, Quanah Parker, law and order, transportation, pioneer women, town building, ranching, much. 350pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ……75.00

53) Hamner, Laura V. THE NO-GUN MAN OF TEXAS 1935, 1st edition before the school edition, Amarillo.  This was the first biography of Charles Goodnight. 256pp w/appendix, glossary. HB, green cloth, very good copy……125.00

54) Hatch, Stephen L., & Jennifer Pluhar. TEXAS RANGE PLANTS  1995, 2nd printing, College Station. An identification guide that describes and illustrates 140 grasses, forbs, shrubs and trees found on Texas rangelands. 326pp w/ill, index. Softcover..29.95

55) Horn, Calvin NEW MEXICO’S TROUBLED YEARS: The Story of the Early Territorial Governors  1963, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Foreword by John F. Kennedy.  The story of New Mexico’s turbulent years under the administrations of ten territorial governors from the years 1851 to 1881. 239pp w/illus, biblio, index. HB/DJ…..28.00

56) Hunt, Frazier  THE LONG TRAIL FROM TEXAS: The Story of Ad Spaugh, Cattleman  1940, 1st edition, NY.  The story of Spaugh’s youth exemplifies the daily work, hardships and pleasures that were typical of the trail driver’s life. In this book he shows us “San Antonio as a hell-roaring village; Wichita and Dodge City when they were wild, free-handed, fast-paced centers of commerce; Wyoming when it was an unfenced wilderness.”  300pp.  HB/DJ very good copy…..65.00 SOLD

57) Huston, Cleburne  TOWERING TEXAN: A Biography of Thomas J. Rusk  1971, 1st edition, Waco.  Rusk had a firm hand in almost every important development in Texas’ War for Independence, the formation of the Republic, and the difficult years of early statehood.  191pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ….45.00

58) [HUTCHINSON COUNTY] HISTORY OF HUTCHINSON COUNTY, TEXAS 104 Years, 1876-1980  1980, 1st edition, Borger. 519pp with many photos; historical articles – including “The Battle of Adobe Walls” and the oil boom that made Borger; 325 pages devoted to family histories; index.  Folio HB, bound in blue leather w/embossed decoration…..135.00

59) Ivey, Darren L. THE RANGER IDEAL: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, Volume 1  2017, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. This volume presents capsule biographies of the seven inductees who served Texas before the Civil War. He begins with Stephen F. Austin, “the Father of Texas,” who laid the foundations of the Ranger service, and then covers John C. Hays, Ben McCulloch, Samuel H. Walker, William A. A. “Bigfoot” Wallace, John S. Ford, and Lawrence Sul Ross. It is the first of a planned three-volume series covering all of the Texas Rangers inducted into the Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas. 672pp w/illus, endnotes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]………39.95

60) [JACK COUNTY] THE HISTORY OF JACK COUNTY, TEXAS by The Jack County Genealogical Society.  1985, 1st edition, np. Frontier history plus many historical essays, articles about Jacksboro and other communities, over 600 pages of family histories, much more. 885pp w/endpaper maps, illustrations, index. Folio HB black cloth……125.00

61) [JAMES, WILL] WILL JAMES: The Spirit of the Cowboy edited by J.M. Neil. 1985, 1st edition, Casper. An exhibition catalog which includes the following biographical and critical essays: “Will James: The Lone Cowboy” by William Gardner Bell; “Will James, Writer” by Jane Nelson; “The Art of Will James” by A.P. Hays. 85pp w/illus, notes. Folio Softcover, fine….35.00

62) [JEFF DAVIS COUNTY]  JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS by Lucy Miller Jacobson & Mildred Bloys Nored. 1993, 
1st edition, Fort Davis. A massive, detailed history of this Trans-Pecos border county from prehistoric to present times: Espejo Expedition; Fort Davis; Civil War days; Victorio campaign; Jesse Evans gang, and other outlaws; cattle and ranching; much more. 676pp w/many photos, endpaper maps, many family histories chronologically by era, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB, SIGNED by both authors………190.00

63) Johnson, David  JOHN RINGO: King of the Cowboys  1996, 1st edition, Barbed Wire Press, Stillwater. A full-length biography that portrays Johnny Ringo’s life and times from his involvement in Mason County’s infamous Hoo-Doo War to his mysterious demise in the Arizona desert near Tombstone.  264pp w/photos, notes, appendix, index. HB/DJ, as new…..35.00 SOLD

64) Johnson, Paul Lee  THE McLAURY’S 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

65) Jordan, Terry G. TRAILS TO TEXAS: Southern Roots of Western Cattle Ranching  1981, 1st edition, Lincoln. A look at the origins of open-range cattle ranching, where 19th-century Texas was the proving ground. 220pp w/photos, maps, bibliography, notes, index. HB/DJ…….30.00

66) [KARNES COUNTY] A HISTORY OF KARNES COUNTY AND OLD HELENA by Hedwig Krell Didear. 1969, 1st edition, Austin. A history of the county which also includes information about the first Polish settlement in Texas, Panna Maria.124pp with map, photos, index.  HB/DJ….120.00

67) Keleher, William A. VIOLENCE IN LINCOLN COUNTY 1869-1881 1957, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  Adams, SIX-GUNS: “One of the best histories of Lincoln County and its troubles, as well as of the life of Billy The Kid…It is most trustworthy.”  390pp w/illustrations, sources, index.  HB/DJ [dust jacket is edgeworn, now in protective cover]……60.00

68) Kelton, Elmer THE MAN WHO RODE MIDNIGHT  1987, 1st edition, NY. Of all Kelton’s novels, this title ranks as one of my personal favorites (for whatever that’s worth.) 261pp. HB/DJ (dj slightly worn at edges)……75.00 SOLD

69) 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, inscribed/SIGNED……..75.00

70) [KENT COUNTY] KENT COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE  by Jewell G. Pritchett and Erma Barfoot Black. 1983, 1st edition, Rotan. 304pp w/historical articles, family histories, photos, etc. Folio HB/DJ nice,…..75.00 SOLD

71) Kent, William REMINISCENCES OF OUTDOOR LIFE  1929, 1st edition, San Francisco. Foreword by Stewart Edward White.  The author remembers his life in California, Nevada, New Mexico in the latter part of the 19th century, and a chapter on the Apache Kid, and mention of Garrett’s killing of Billy the Kid. 306pp with some interesting old period photos…35.00

72) [KIMBLE COUNTY] ) IT OCCURRED IN KIMBLE AND HOW: The Story of a Texas County by O. C. Fisher. 1981, 2nd limited edition of 1,000 copies, San Angelo. Considered one of the more interesting Texas county histories with accounts of Indian fights, early day murder cases, outlaw roundups, and more. 237pp w/photos and appendix. HB/DJ (dust jacket is scuffed and has minor tape repairs, now in protective cover)……125.00

73) Kinard, Knox HISTORY OF THE WAGGONER RANCH 2011, limited edition of 325 copies, Four-O Publishing, Abilene. (This history of the legendary ranch first appeared in The Panhandle-Plains Historical Review, Vol. XVI, 1943.) Foreword by Larry McMurtry; 16 tintype photographs by Robb Kendrick; designed by Jace Graf. 61pp w/photos, reference notes. HB, as new, SIGNED by Kendrick and Graf….…..140.00

74) Lackey, Jerry HOMESTEAD: Pioneers of Texas’ Frontier, Volume V  2017, 1st edition, Ballinger. In this newest edition of Lackey’s successful series of ranching biographies he describes the history of several famous cattle trails, including the Goodnight-Loving Trail, the Chisholm and Chisum Trails, and the Western. Many of the family ranching biographies in this issue are located in Texas’ Trans-Pecos region. 290pp w/illustrations, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available] SIGNED…..24.95
[NOTE: SIGNED copies of Volumes I through IV are also available at $24.95 each]

75) Lasater, Laurence M. THE LASATER PHILOSOPHY OF CATTLE RAISING 1972, 1st trade edition, El Paso. Designed by Carl Hertzog.  Author explains in detail the “Six Essentials” for successful cattle raising laid down by his father, Tom Lasater. 69pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, very good…..75.00
                75b) Another edition –The Lasater Philosophy of Cattle Raising –1972, 3rd edition. HB/DJ, SIGNED…….45.00

76) Marohn, Richard C. THE LAST GUNFIGHTER: John Wesley Hardin 1995, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, College Station. Possibly the best biography of Hardin to date with material drawn from primary sources and first-hand accounts. Includes chapters on Jeff Milton; Hardin’s trial in Comanche, Texas; his prison years; Callie Lewis, to whom he was briefly married after his stint in prison; the Miller/ Frazier and the Sutton/Taylor feuds; a chapter about “Guns of a Gunfighter”; El Paso in 1895; John Selman; and much more. 320pp w/maps, photos, chapter notes, index.  HB/DJ….65.00

77) Matthews, Sallie Reynolds  INTERWOVEN: A Pioneer Chronicle  1936, 1st edition, Anson Jones Press, Houston. Introduction by Will James. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “The author’s husband and father were both prominent ranchers, and this book gives one of the best portraits of ranch life from a woman’s point of view.” Dobie, Life and Literature of the Southwest: “Ranch life on the Texas frontier as a refined and intelligent woman saw it.” 234pp w/frontispiece. HB orange cloth, near fine copy, rare..795.00 SOLD

78) McCarty, John L. MAVERICK TOWN: The Story of Old Tascosa  1946, 1st edition, Norman. Illustrated by Harold D. Bugbee.  Adams, SIX-GUNS:  “The first complete history of this wild cowtown, it tells of its gunmen and gun battles and some of the other outlaws of the Southwest.”  HB/DJ has edgewear,………35.00

79) McDowell, Catherine W. [editor] NOW YOU HEAR MY HORN: The Journal of James Wilson Nichols, 1820-1887  1967, 1st  trade edition, Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog; map by Jose Cisneros.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This most spirited and forthright of all Texas memoirs is one of the most delightful American pioneer narratives ever written. Frontiersman Nichols gives us an unvarnished account of life in frontier Texas, with no holds barred. His narrative is humorous, bold, gruesome, opinionated, and revealing.”  Nichols served under McCulloch in the Mexican War, was a Ranger under Jack Hays and fought in many Indian battles. HB/DJ nice copy…..85.00

80) [McLENNAN COUNTY] THE MOODY AREA: Its History and People, 1852-1981 by Estelle Mabray Rice. 1981, 1st edition, Waco. A comprehensive history of the area 28 miles southwest of Waco that includes historical articles, tales and legends, many family biographies. 488pp w/photos. HB/DJ………..75.00

81) Meed, Douglas V. THEY NEVER SURRENDERED: Bronco Apaches of the Sierra Madres, 1890-1935 1993, 1st edition, Tucson. The Depression-era story of a group of Apaches who never surrendered, and of a Sonoran Rancher who sought their scalps. 205pp w/photos, appendix, index. HB/DJ…….40.00

82) Miller, Rick  TEXAS RANGER: John B. Jones 2012, 1st edition, Denton. Presents the story of the Frontier Battalion through the eyes of its commander, John B. Jones, during his administration from 1874 to 1881. The Frontier Battalion was responsible for capturing Sam Bass and John Wesley Hardin; fought Indians; and quelled border problems in the El Paso district. 401pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy…..29.95

83) Morris, John Miller EL LLANO ESTACADO: Exploration and Imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860  1997, 1st edition, Austin.  A history of the exploration of the Llano Estacado region from early Spanish, French and Mexican explorations through Anglo explorers.  414pp w/illus, maps, bibl, notes, index. HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED…….55.00

84) Murphy, Audie  TO HELL AND BACK 1949, 1st edition, NY. Murphy recounts his personal experiences in the foxholes and dugouts of World War II. He fought campaigns in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany to become America’s most decorated War hero ever, including winning the Medal of Honor. While still under the age of twenty-one, he was officially credited with having killed, captured, or wounded 240 Germans. 274pp. HB black cloth w/red spine, lacking dust jacket, top of spine has pulled, otherwise a very good copy……..45.00 SOLD

85) Murphy, Lawrence R. LUCIEN BONAPARTE MAXWELL: Napoleon of the Southwest  1983,  1st edition, Norman.  Bio-graphy of the prominent New Mexico rancher who was heir to the Beaubien and Miranda Land Grant.  275pp with photos, notes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ…..35.00 SOLD

86) Newcomb, W.W., Jr. THE INDIANS OF TEXAS: From Prehistoric to Modern Times  1961, 1st edition, Austin.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The best work on Texas Indian cultures, this volume is also an important work on Texas prior to the coming of the white man.”  404pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good copy…..65.00 SOLD

87) Nordyke, Lewis CATTLE EMPIRE: The Fabulous Story of the 3,000,000 acre XIT  1949, 1st edition, NY. A history of the famed Panhandle ranching empire and of the men who developed it. 273pp w/photos, appendix [includes “Ranch Rules” as set down by Abner Taylor in 1888.]  HB, yellow cloth w/illustrated cover, SIGNED........35.00 SOLD

88) Noyes, Stanley LOS COMANCHES: The Horse People, 1751-1845 1993, 1st edition, Albuquerque. “A sweeping history of the Comanche Indians, who dominated the Southern plains from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century….Rich in social and cultural vignettes of women, captivity, warrior rituals, family life, courtship, sexual attitudes, and adaptation of the horse.” 364pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……45.00SOLD

89) [OLDHAM COUNTY] OLD TASCOSA, 1886-1888  edited by Ernest R. Archambeau. 1966, Special edition of PPHR, Canyon. Newspaper excerpts from The Tascosa Pioneer give us a contemporary look at the old pioneer town.  195pp with map, photo, index. HB bound in green leather, inscribed/SIGNED......65.00

90) Owen, Valarie BYRD COCHRAIN OF DEAD MAN’S CORNER 1972, 1st edition, Snyder. Life story of a cowboy who  worked on the Halff Ranch of West Texas, and the C7 and L7 Ranch in South Dakota, and who had some brushes with the law in the early part of the 20th-century. 235pp w/photos, biblio. HB/DJ, SIGNED………90.00

91) Paine, Bayard H. PIONEERS, INDIANS and BUFFALOES  1935, 1st edition, Curtis. Foreword by Addison E. Sheldon.  Pioneer history of the Nebraska Plains, with a lot on buffalo hunting; some pioneer biographies; Buffalo Bill Cody; Indian depredations; and much more. 192pp w/illustrations, index. HB blue cloth, cover slightly scuffed, very scarce……125.00

92) Pate, Ann  FORT CHADBOURNE: A Military Post, A Family Heritage  2011, 1st edition, 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/photographs, charts, rosters and maps. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED….45.00 SOLD

93) Patterson, Paul PECOS TALES 1967, 1st ed, Encino Press, Austin. Interesting tales centered around Texas’ Pecos country by a West Texas character.  101pp w/photos. HB/DJ..….35.00 SOLD

94) Perry, Garland AN AMERICAN SAGA—William George Hughes, 1859-1902: A Pioneer Texas Rancher, His Life, His Times, His Story  1994, 1st edition, Boerne.  Hughes was a 19th-century sheep and goat rancher, and horse breeder in Kendall County. 242pp w/photos, bibliography, index.   Folio HB/DJ….37.50

95) Pierce, Michael D. THE MOST PROMISING YOUNG OFFICER: A Life of Ranald Slidell Mackenzie 1993, 1st edition, Norman. Biography of the Civil War veteran who became an accomplished Indian fighter and was instrumental in the defeat of the brutal Comanches and the opening of the West to white settlement. 288pp w/photos, maps, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine…..40.00

96) Porter, General Horace CAMPAIGNING WITH GRANT 1897, 1st edition, The Century Co., NY. During the Civil War, the author served as Grant’s personal aid, and relates many first hand reminiscences of the General-in-chief. 546pp w/maps, illust, index. HB blue cloth with gilt decorations, very good copy………200.00

97) Rakocy, Bill  THE KID (Artists and Writers Saga) Billy The Kid  1985, 1st edition, Bravo Press, El Paso. A collection of  contemporary newspaper articles, cartoons, and essays by other contributors about The Kid. 288pp w/illustrations. Folio HB softcover, SIGNED, very good condition…..45.00

98) Randolph, Edmund HELL AMONG THE YEARLINGS 1955, 1st edition, NY. Drawings by James Ryan. From dude to cowman in Montana’s Tongue River country, a memoir. 308pp.  HB, red cloth w/tan spine…..40.00 SOLD

99) [REEVES COUNTY, TEXAS] PECOS: A History of the Pioneer West by Alton Hughes. 1978, 1st edition, Seagraves. A history of Reeves County, and its county seat, Pecos. [Because of the title, this history is often confused and erroneously listed as a history of Pecos County.]  Includes many personal biographies, and there’s a particularly interesting chapter on “Gunmen and Violence.” 401pp w/many photos, historical articles, bibliography, index. Folio HB, blue cloth, very good condition….90.00

100) Rickett, Harold William  WILDFLOWERS OF THE UNITED STATES--6 parts in 14 volumes in slipcases. 1966. All are first editions published by McGraw-Hill, NY. Part 1=The Northeastern States, 2 volumes; Part 2=The Southeastern States, 2 volumes; Part 3=Texas, 2 volumes; Part 4=The Southwestern States, 3 volumes; Part 5=The Northwestern States, 2 volumes; Part 6=The Central Mountains and Plains, 3 volumes.  [Note: An index, not present here, was published in 1975; however, each volume is individually indexed.] Fully illustrated with photographs, drawings, and endpaper maps. All volumes are folio cloth w/gilt stamping in very good condition, each part in separate, slightly worn slipcases--a handsome set of books. The complete set = $700.00 [Shipping charge for this large and heavy set will be at actual cost via media mail.]

101) Rister, Carl Coke  OIL! Titan of the Southwest  1949, 1st edition, Norman.  A comprehensive history of the discovery of oil in the region that embraces Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. 467pp with photos,  maps, glossary bibliography, index. HB/DJ, nice…..55.00 SOLD

102) Roberts, Capt. Dan W. RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY 1914, 1st edition, San Antonio. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “...gives a remarkable, concise account of the service of one of the most active of all Texas Ranger units...[He] recounts an astonishing string of battles with Indians, outlaws, rustlers, murderers, and feuding families during those years when the small ranger force was virtually the only law enforcement entity in western and southern Texas.” An important and quite scarce Texas Ranger item. 191pp w/photos. HB green cloth w/black lettering (this copy signed by the late Dudley R. Dobie, noted book collector)..275.00 SOLD

103) Robinson, Charles M., III BAD HAND: A Biography of General Ranald S. Mackenzie 1993, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by Stan Hoig. A thorough and comprehensive biography of one of the frontier’s most remarkable Indian fighters.  Mackenzie’s most notable offensive was the routing of the Comanche and Kiowa tribes at Palo Duro Canyon. 392pp w/maps, photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, nice copy…..85.00 SOLD

104) Rodengen, Jeffrey L. NRA: An American Legend  2002, 1st edition, Fort Lauderdale. Foreword by Tom Clancy. Chronicles the fascinating history of the National Rifle Association of America. 304pp w/photos, appendix, index. Folio HB/DJ…35.00 SOLD

105) [RUNNELS COUNTY]  ) RUNNELS IS MY COUNTY by Charlsie Poe. 1970, 1st edition, San Antonio. Chronicles the early history and development of the West Texas county. 266pp w/photos, bibliography. HB/DJ [dust jacket has ½ inch chip at bottom of spine, now in protective cover…….45.00

106) Scifres, Charles J. BRUSH MANAGEMENT: Principles and Practices for Texas and the Southwest 1980, 1st edition, College Station. An identification guide to 523 species of Texas grasses. 360pp w/photos, tables, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good copy…..45.00 SOLD

107) Selden, Jack K. RETURN: The Parker Story  2006, 2nd printing, Palestine. “The true story that inspired the classic John Wayne film, The Searchers.” In addition to retelling the story of Cynthia Ann Parker’s captivity, this book traces the lives of many members of the extended Parker family. 311pp w/photos, maps, notes, index.  HB/DJ, SIGNED….39.95

108) Sheffy, Lester Fields THE FRANCKLYN LAND & CATTLE COMPANY: A Panhandle Enterprise, 1882-1957  1963, 
1st edition, Austin.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “…one of the best accounts of international corporate development of Texas lands.  [The Francklyn Company] was organized in 1882 and began operations with the purchase of a little over a half million acres of Texas land.” 402pp w/photos, maps, appendix, index. HB/DJ very good...………………………………………………75.00
                108b) Another copy – Francklyn Land & Cattle Company – 1963, 1st edition. HB very good, lacking dust jacket….60.00

109) Smokov, Mark T. HE RODE WITH BUTCH AND SUNDANCE: The Story of Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan 2012, 1st edition, Denton. A new, and meticulously researched biography of Harvey Logan, better know by his alias Kid Curry.  The author attempts to separate fact from fiction in this account of the member of the Hole-in-the Wall Gang. 440pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new….29.95

110) Sorenson, Al HANDS UP! The History of a Crime 1982, limited edition reprint of the 1877 original, College Station. A new introduction by Wayne Gard. This was the first book written about Sam Bass and his gang. 139pp w/ill, index. HB/DJ, fine…35.00

111) Spence, Vernon Gladden COLONEL MORGAN JONES: Grand Old Man of Texas Railroading   1971, 1st edition, Norman.  The story of Jones who learned railroad-building in his native Wales, then came to Texas and laid rails for the Southern Pacific, and the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe. He later helped build and served as president of the Fort Worth and Denver City line. 240pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ……30.00

112) Stanley, F.  SATANTA AND THE KIOWAS  1968, 1st edition, np. An extensive biography of Satanta and his Kiowa tribe, with chapters on both battles of Adobe Walls, General Hancock’s campaign, Mackenzie, Satanta’s life in prison, and much more.  391pp w/index. HB/DJ, near fine copy, SIGNED scarce….175.00 SOLD

113) Sweeney, Edwin R. MANGAS COLORADAS: Chief of the Chiracahua Apaches 1998, 1st edition, Norman. (Volume 231, The Civilization of the American Indian Series) “In this first full-length biography of the legendary chief, Ed Sweeney vividly portrays the Apache culture in which Mangas rose to power and the conflict with Americans that led to his brutal death.” 578pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, fine copy……45.00 SOLD

114) Taylor, Rosemary BAR NOTHING RANCH  1947, 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Bernard Thompson. A fictional look at life on a ranch on the “76 Cattle and Dude Ranch.” Humor. 239pp. HB/DJ…….25.00 SOLD

115) [TEXAS RANGERS] TEXAS RANGERS SESQUICENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY, 1823-1973 1973, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Introduction by Governor Dolph Briscoe.  This scarce volume, published the year the Ranger’s Museum opened in Waco, includes a chronological record of Texas Ranger milestones, plus a narrative history by Richard N. Conger.  The endpapers have printed signatures of dozens of Texas Rangers and others who attended the anniversary celebration.  176pp w/many photos.  
Folio HB, leather-bound with decorated cover, fine copy…..165.00
                115b) Another copy – Texas Rangers Sesquicentennial Anniversary, 1823-1973 – 1st edition, this copy has a ½ inch chip 
                     at top of spine, otherwise a very good copy…125.00

116) Thompson, Mrs. Harry, et al HISTORY OF CLAYTON AND UNION COUNTY, NEW MEXICO 1962, 1st edition, Denver.  History of the area that includes biographical sketches of many early pioneers. There’s a lengthy account of Black Jack Ketchum and his gang, execution, burial, and disinterment. 169pp w/photos.  Softcover, very good copy, SIGNED……..90.00 SOLD

117) Tilghman, Zoe A.  QUANAH: The Eagle of the Comanches 1938, 1st edition, Oklahoma City.  An early biography of the last war chief of the Comanches. 196pp w/illustrations; a chronology; genealogy of the Parker family, bibliography.  HB cloth with eagle and arrow illustrations on front cover, very good copy, scarce……..175.00

118) Tilghman, Zoe A. SPOTLIGHT: Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp as U.S. Deputy Marshals 1960, 1st edition, (Naylor Co.) San Antonio. According to Adams, in SIX-GUNS, the author did a great deal of research to determine if Masterson and Earp actually did serve as U.S. Marshalls: It seems Masterson received an appointment from T. Roosevelt after he left the West and went to New York, and Earp was appointed to the office just before he left Tombstone. 21pp, softcover, illustrated cover, fine copy..35.00

119) Todd, David & David Weisman [editors] THE TEXAS LEGACY PROJECT: Stories of Courage and Conservation 2010, 1st edition, College Station. In Texas, people of all stripes and backgrounds have fought hard to safeguard the places they hold dear.  This book holds stories from more than sixty people who represent a variety of causes, communities, and walks of life—from a West Texas grocer fighting nuclear waste to an Austin lobbyist pressing for green energy. Each speaks from the heart in personal reminiscences and first-hand accounts of battles fought for land and wildlife, for public health, and for a voice in media and politics.  278pp w/map, photos, appendix, index. Folio flexbound, new [multiple copies] CLEARANCE: 50% off = 15.00  (was $30.00)

120) Todd, David & Jonathan Ogren THE TEXAS LANDSCAPE PROJECT: Nature and People 2016, 1st edition, College Station. An atlas of Texas that explores conservation and ecology. It covers Neches Valley forests, Panhandle Playas, Hill Country springs, Big Bend Canyons, and many other interesting parts of the state.  More than 300 color maps   100 photographs, and much more.  One critic described it as “a compelling visual history of the Texas environment.” 495pp w/maps, photos, index. Folio flexbound, new [multiple copies] CLEARANCE: 50% off = $22.50 (was $45.00)

121) 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, green cloth……135.00

122) Turner, Martha Anne CLARA DRISCOLL: An American Tradition  1979, 1st  “Alamo Edition,” limited to 125 copies, Austin.  [This special edition includes essay, The Red Rose of San Jose by Clara Driscoll that is not included in the trade edition.] Life story of the remarkable woman who, among many other lifetime accomplishments, initiated the campaign in behalf of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to save the Alamo from ruin. 185pp plus Addendumw/photos, notes, index.  HB marbled cloth w/leather spine in slipcase, fine beautiful copy, SIGNED.........75.00

123) Utley, Robert M. FOUR FIGHTERS OF LINCOLN COUNTY  1986, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Examines four principal characters involved in the notorious feud: Alexander McSween, Billy the Kid, Colonel Nathan A.M. Dudley, and Lew Wallace. 116pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED…..40.00 SOLD

124) Utley, Robert M. HIGH NOON IN LINCOLN: Violence on the Western Frontier 1987, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  A detailed and interestingly written account of the two-year deadly fracas in Lincoln County. 265pp w/maps, photos, notes, sources, index. HB, lacking dust jacket (laid in is a note from the author explaining whey there is no dust jacket), HB, inscribed/SIGNED….25.00

125) Wharton, Clarence  SATANTA: The Great Chief of the Kiowas and His People  1935, 1st edition, Dallas. Deals mostly with the Kiowa tribe under Satanta’s leadership in the 1860s and ‘70s.  Covers Custer's winter campaign on the Washita. Satanta was one of the chiefs taken prisoner by Custer and Sheridan and held hostage in an attempt to force the tribe to return to the reservation. Includes legends of the Kiowas, their raids into Texas and Mexico, General Leavenworth's Expedition, more. 246pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket lightly soiled o back, minor scuffing at spine, now in protective cover] overall very cood…..125.00 SOLD

126) Williams, J. W. THE BIG RANCH COUNTRY 1954, 1st edition, Wichita Falls. The author traveled to and collected colorful stories about many of the big ranches in the Southwest, primarily in West Texas and the Panhandle, including the Four Sixes, Pitchfork, Waggoner, XIT, LX, McElroy, Kokernot, Matador, and others. 307pp w/photos, index. HB lacking dust jacket……40.00 SOLD

127) Zesch, Scott  THE CAPTURED: A True Story of Indian Abduction on the Texas Frontier 2004, 1st edition, NY.  A riveting, untold history of eight Hill Country children who were captured by Indians and suffered a ‘fate worse than death’ including the author’s own ‘white Indian’ ancestor. 320pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…..30.00

128) Baum, L. Frank THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS 1902, 1st edition, The Brown-Merrill Company Publishers, Indianapolis. Full-page duo-tone illustrations by Mary Cowles Clark.  A heart-warming Christmas story by the creator of The Wizard of Oz series. 206pp w/illus. HB red cloth w/colorful Christmas decoration on front cover, the front and rear hinges have been tastefully repaired, scarce……150.00

Reminder: New release from the estate of ELMER KELTON
129) Kelton, Elmer WILD WEST 2017, 1st edition, Forge Press, NY. Eleven of Kelton’s early short stories, now published together for the first time. Hardback = $27.99