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CATALOG #279: May, 2018
  New, used and rare

1) Adams, Andy THE CORPORAL SEGUNDO 1968, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, Encino Press, Austin. Edited and with an introduction by Wilson M. Hudson.  This three-act play was Adams’ first attempt at writing, and was published here for the first time. A story about ranching.  56pp.  HB w/pictorial cover , SIGNED by Hudson….30.00

2) Adams, C.W. (Dub) AMERICAN CATTLE BREEDERS HALL OF FAME  1978, 1st edition, San Angelo. Biographical sketches of “some of the men who contributed the most, and produced some of America’s finest in each cattle breed.” Includes a brief history of each breed of cattle.  456pp w/photos, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover………45.00

3) Adams, Ramon F. SIX-GUNS AND SADDLE LEATHER: A Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets on Western Outlaws and Gunmen  1954, 1st edition, Norman.  No collector of Western Americana should be without this authoritative source of reference on writings about western outlaws.  1,132 titles are listed with bibliographic information. 426pp. HB/DJ fine….65.00

4) Albaugh, William A., III & Edward N. Simmons CONFEDERATE ARMS 1957, 1st edition, Harrisburg. An extensive guide to the arms and accoutrements the Confederate soldier used, carried, handled, or treasured. 278pp w/illustrations. Folio HB/DJ..65.00

5) Allhands, J.L. RAILROADS TO THE RIO 1960, 1st edition limited to 1000 copies, Salado. Interesting history of the railroad industry in Texas’s Lower Rio Grande Valley (counties of Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy, and Cameron.) 213pp w/endpaper maps, illustrations. HB red cloth w/embossed lettering/glassine dust jacket, SIGNED. ……..85.00 SOLD

6) Allhands, J. L. GRINGO BUILDERS 1931, 1st edition np. Author was a railroad contractor active in the early development of Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley.  Some material on the King and other south Texas ranches.  Also gives details of the births of most valley towns that now lie between Brownsville and Corpus Christi. A must for any collector of South Texas history.  Period photos. HB near fine. SIGNED…………95.00

7) Archambeau, Ernest R.   OLD TASCOSA, 1886-1888  1966, Special edition of Panhandle-Plains Historical Review, Canyon. Newspaper excerpts from The Tascosa Pioneer give us a contemporary look at the old pioneer town in the Texas Panhandle: info on the Courtright shootout, Clay Allison; Panhandle range wars, much more.  195pp w/map, photo, index. HB green leather……..45.00

8) Askins, Charles THE AMERICAN SHOTGUN 2000, “Special edition of the Firearms Classic Library,” Birmingham. Mechanics, care, and use of the shotgun in hunting.  A new introduction by Jim Casada. The author was a gun expert and sports writer in the first half of the 20th-century, and his book was described as “one of the best books on the American shotgun” by Ray Billings in his Gus and Shooting: A Bibliography (1982). 321pp w/illustrations. HB tab leather w/gilt decorations, fine…30.00 SOLD

9) Barnes, Will C.  APACHES & LONGHORNS: The Reminiscences of Will C. Barnes  1941, 1st edition, Los Angeles.  The author was in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and gives a good interpretation of frontier military life in Arizona and the Apache Wars.  He retired from the military in the 1880s and became a Southwestern cattleman. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “An interesting book containing accounts of the Tonto Basin War and the killing of  Andy Cooper by Commodore Perry Owens.” 210pp w/photos.  HB/DJ, nice copy….85.00

10) Barton, Thomas D. (Adjutant General of Texas)  REPORT OF STATE  RANGER AND MARTIAL LAW ACTIVITIES OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OF TEXAS, 1921and 1922  1923, 1st edition, Von Boeckmann-Jones Co., Printers, Austin. Official report to the Governor on enforcing Texas’ “dipping laws,” gambling and bawdy house raids, railroad strike in Denison. 39pp. Softcover (small tear on the front cover near the spine), very scarce..85.00 SOLD

11) Benson, Norman  THE LIFE OF A COTTON-PICKING COWBOY  1980, 2nd edition, San Angelo.  Memoirs of a cowboy who worked on ranches around West Texas.  265pp w/photos. Softcover w/illustrated cover, SIGNED……….35.00 SOLD

12) Biesele, Rudolph Leopold THE HISTORY OF THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN TEXAS 1831- 1861 1987, reprint, San Marcos.  This account, extremely rare in the first edition, covers the actual founding and history of many German settlements in Central Texas prior to the Civil War. HB/DJ as new...35.00 SOLD

13) Biggers,  Don H. GERMAN PIONEERS IN TEXAS: A Brief History of their Hardships, Struggles and Achievements 1925, 1st edition, “Gillespie County Edition”. Includes colonization history; Meusebach’s Treaty with the Comanches; Mexican War; Civil War and the Nueces River Massacre; women; “scraps of unusual history”; much more. 230pp w/illus., appendix, index. HB blue cloth, scarce…..85.00 SOLD

14) [BREWSTER COUNTY Mirages, Mysteries and Reality--BREWSTER COUNTYTEXAS: The Big Bend of the Rio Grande by Clifford B Casey. 1974, 2nd printing, Hereford. Illustrations by Ron Reynolds. A good history of the county which includes many well-rounded and interesting historical essays, plus biographical sketches of many early county residents. 485pp w/photos; maps; appendices--which include a list of county officials and of registered county brands; index. Folio HB w/green pictorial cover……….110.00

15) [BREWSTER COUNTY] ALPINE, TEXAS: Then and Now, A Centennial Edition by Clifford B. Casey.  1981, 1st limited edition of 2,000 copies, Seagraves.  Detailed history of the county seat of Brewster County. Includes a 100 page section of bio-graphical sketches of many pioneers to the region. 4377pp w/photos, photo appendix, index. Folio HB red cloth w/pictorial cover, SIGNED…..…125.00

16) Brooks, Connie THE LAST COWBOYS: Closing the Open Range in Southeastern New Mexico, 1890s-1920s  1993, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  This book tells what became of many of the range cowboys after the trail drives ended in 1890.  129pp w/photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……30.00 SOLD

17) Brothers, Mary Hudson A PECOS PIONEER 1943, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  A memoir of life in New Mexico, with much on Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett; John Chisum and the Jinglebob; working for the S.L.C. Ranch; and much more. 169pp w/illustrations. HB red cloth, front cover has some minor scuffing at the top, otherwise a very good copy……55.00 SOLD

18) [BROWN COUNTY]  FRONTIER’S GENERATION: The Pioneer History of Brown County With Sidelights on the Surrounding Area by Tevis Clyde Smith. 1931, 1st edition, Brownwood.  Includes details of Indian depredations; Camp Colorado and the Confederacy, and more.  63pp w/photos. Softcover, scarce……85.00

19) Bruce, Leona BANISTER WAS THERE 1968, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Biography of the author’s father who was a Texas Ranger and later sheriff in Coleman County just before and after the turn of the 20th-century. During his career as a lawman he would encounter such notables as Sam Bass, Dick and Dell Dublin, Pancho Villa and John Wesley Hardin.196pp w/map endpapers, photos, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has small chips at upper and lower edges, otherwise a very good copy ………70.00 SOLD

20) Casey, Robert J. THE TEXAS BORDER AND SOME BORDERLINERS: A Chronicle and a Guide 1950, 1st edition, Indianapolis. Ramon Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Takes in some large territory and covers practically all the outlaws in the Southwest, including those involved in the Lincoln County War.”  There are chapters on Albert Bacon Fall; Judge Roy Bean; Sam Bass; Dallas Stoudenmire; the A.J. Fountain murder mystery in the White Sands of New Mexico; lost mines; the “Camel Brigade”; much more. 440 pages w/photos, notes, map endpapers, bib, index, and alphabetical travelers guide booklet in rear pocket. HB/DJ…..30.00 SOLD

21) [CHEROKEE COUNTY] A HISTORY OF CHEROKEE COUNTY (TEXAS by Hattie Joplin (Mrs. V. R.) Roach. 1934, 1st edition, Southwest Press, Dallas. A good history of this East Texas county: Indian Trails; early colonization and development; Civil War years; community histories; pioneer biographical sketches, much more. 178pp w/photos [12 plates], foldout town plat of Rusk, biblio, index. HB green cloth, foxing to interior pages, otherwise a very good copy of this very scarce Texas county history….225.00

22) Clancy, Foghorn MY FIFTY YEARS IN RODEO: Living With Cowboys, Horses and Danger 1952, 1st edition, Naylor company, San Antonio.  Drawings of famous bucking horses by Olaf Wieghorst; foreword by Gene Autry. This memoir, by Clancy who was a rodeo announcer from its earliest days, gives the inside story of the sport.  In this book he mentions most of the world-famous riders and their horses, and the results of the contests. 285pp w/photo section, illustrations, index. HB clean, sound/dust jacket has several chips, now in protective cover, very scarce………...125.00 SOLD

23) Connor, Seymour V. [editor] BUILDERS OF THE SOUTHWEST  1959, 1st edition, Lubbock. Biographical and historical resumes of successful men—ranchers, farmers, bankers, educators, and some companies—who made positive contributions to the social, cultural and economic development of the plains country of West Texas. 321pp w/photos, index. HB/no dj as issued..30.00

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

25) Dobie, J. Frank  A VAQUERO OF THE BRUSH COUNTRY 1929, 1st edition, The Southwest Press, Dallas. Author’s first book. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS:  “Based on oral memoirs of John Young, the text includes, in addition to Young’s life as a pioneer cowman and outlaw chases, sections on roundups and cattle drives, on the hide and tallow business in Texas, on Billy the Kid and the Mexican outlaw Cortina, on life in the South Texas brush country, on Mexican and Indian warfare along the border after the Civil War, and on the folk ways of the Texas cattle industry.” 314pp w/endpaper map, photos, index. HB w/simulated rattlesnake cover, this copy SIGNED by John Young (whom the book is about), and dated “Dec. 25th, 1929.”…….350.00 SOLD

26) Dobie, J. Frank THE FLAVOR OF TEXAS  1975, 2nd edition, Jenkins Publishing Co., Austin. Features 16 of Dobie’s favorite stories of episodes in Texas history. 166pp w/illustrations, index.  Folio HB/DJ……45.00

27) Dobie, J. Frank THE SEVEN MUSTANGS 1948, 1st printing, np. An address made May, 1931, 1948, on the occasion of the dedication of the Mustang Monument, located at the San Jacinto Boulevard entrance to the Texas Memorial Museum. 12pp w/ illustrated cover. Softcover…..35.00 SOLD

28) Dobie, J. Frank [editor] MAN, BIRD, AND BEAST  1930, 1st edition, Austin. Texas Folklore Society Vol. VIII. An interesting collection of Texas legends and folklore, and folk cures. Softcover, very good…..40.00

29) Dobie, J. Frank  [editor] COYOTE WISDOM 1938, 1st edition, Austin (Texas Folklore Society Publication #XIV)  Entertaining stories of folklore from numerous contributors.  300pp w/illustrations, index. HB blue and tan cloth the front board is slightly bent outward, and there’s a tiny stain…..….65.00

30) [DOBIE, J. FRANK] MY DOBIE COLLECTION by Jeff Dykes. 1971, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, College Station. Foreword by Dudley R. Dobie. Dykes, a renowned Texana collector, discusses his extensive collection of Dobie first editions,  and gives a bibliography that includes many items not described in McVickers. HB brown cloth, numbered and SIGNED.....65.00

31) [DOBIE, J. FRANK] THE WRITINGS OF J. FRANK DOBIE: A Bibliography by Mary Louise McVicker. 1968, 1st trade edition, Lawton. “Two decades of diligent research, coupled with the acumen and experience of a skilled librarian, have gone into this compilation of all known writings of Dobie, the [prolific] chronicler of  the history and legends of the prairies, plains, and desert.” 258pp w/photos, illustrations, index. HB/DJ fine copy……40.00

32) Dobie, J. Frank OUT OF THE ORIGINAL ROCK reprinted from the 1962 Brand Book of the Denver Posse of the Westerners. A biographical sketch of early day pioneer George McGehee. 10pp, softcover booklet…….35.00

A very scarce history of the Waggoner Ranch!
33) Drake, Annie Nicholson CLEAR FORK KINSHIP 2005, 1st edition, Fort Worth. An interpretive history of the life of Daniel Waggoner. He founded the Waggoner Ranch which, at its zenith, numbered more than a half-million acres. 247pp w/genealogy, sources, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED, very scarce……….85.00

34) Duval, John C. THE ADVENTURES OF BIG-FOOT WALLACE The Texas Ranger and Hunter  1921, “Gammel Edition” np. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS:  “This is a well-written account of a fascinating Texas Ranger and hero.” 291pp w/illustrations. HB green cloth…..75.00 SOLD

35) [ECTOR COUNTY]  ODESSA 100: An Informal History  1981, 1st edition, Odessa.  A general history commemorating the West Texas town’s 100th anniversary.  180pp w/illustrations…….35.00

36) 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

37) Evans, Joe. M. A CORRAL FULL OF STORIES  1939, 1st edition, El Paso. Memoir about cowboys, camp meetings, and bear and lion hunting with dogs.  65pp w/photos. HB red cloth w/embossed lettering……35.00 (only a few copies were bound in cloth) SOLD

38) [FAYETTE COUNTY]  AN EARLY HISTORY OF FAYETTE COUNTY by Leonie Rummel Weyand & Houston Wade. 1936, 1st edition, La Grange.  Includes much material on the Texas Revolution, including Kuykendall’s eyewitness account of the San Jacinto campaign; Republic days and the Perote prisoners.  Also a lot on Civil War days and Reconstruction years. One of the best Texas county histories.  383pp w/illus, index.  HB, green cloth with foxing to endpapers, otherwise a fine copy, SIGNED by Wade, very scarce……175.00

39) Fisher, O.C. CACTUS JACK  1982, 1st edition, Waco.  Biography of the vice-president whose colorful life spanned 99 years, 44 of which were in public office.  Folio HB/D--color portrait laid in—inscribed/SIGNED........65.00

49) Fletcher, Robert H. FREE GRASS TO FENCES: The Montana Cattle Range Story  1960, 1st edition, NY. Includes 62 illustrations by Charles M. Russell. “The full story of the Montana cattle industry, from the earliest days of the fur traders down to the latest Miles City roundup.” 236pp w/maps, photos.  Folio HB/DJ……50.00 SOLD

50) Forrest, Earle r. & Edwin B. Hill  LONE WAR TRAIL OF APACHE KID  1947, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, Pasadena. Illustration by Charles M. Russell. Adams, SIX-GUNS: "A well-written history, and perhaps the most complete work done on this notorious Arizona Indian outlaw." 143pp w/illus, notes, appendix, index.  HB/DJ [dj has edgewear, some fading, now in protective cover] numbered and SIGNED by both authors…165.00

51) [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........175.00

52) Fowler, Harlan D. CAMELS TO CALIFORNIA: A Chapter in Western Transportation  1950, 1st edition, Stanford.  Author retraced the route of the 1857 camel expedition from Camp Verde, Texas to Fort Tejon, California. 93pp w/illustrations, endpaper maps, bibliographical notes. HB w/decorated cover……35.00

53) Fowler, Mike, et al THE CAPITOL STORY: Statehouse in Texas 1988, 1st edition, Austin. “The magnificent Texas State Capitol was conceived in 1880 when visionary Texans decided to build a capitol that would be the envy of the nation. The state had no money, but it had more than 40 million acres of public land. The people decided to trade more than three million acres of that asset for a grandiose statehouse.” 182pp w/maps, ill, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, very good copy, SIGNED ...45.00 SOLD

54) Franz, Joe B. 37 YEARS OF SERVICE: The Honorable Lyndon B. Johnson 1974, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, Shoal Creek Publishers, Austin. A chronological account of the public life and accomplishments of Johnson who became the 35th President of the United States. Approximately 200 unnumbered pages with certificate bound in SIGNED by Lady Bird Johnson; folio HB bound in genuine white pigskin and in a presentation case mad of native Texas cedar and mesquite, beautifully done…..225.00

55) Franzwa, Gregory M. MAPS OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL  1989, 1st edition, St. Louis. Foreword by Manuel Lujan, Jr. Sec. of the Interior. The maps in this portfolio are the result of an extensive study done in 1989 when President Reagan signed into law a bill declaring the Santa Fe Trail a component of America’s Historic Trail System. Accompanying the maps are photos of the survey team at various points along the ancient trail.   196pp w/index, errata laid in. Folio HB/DJ fine copy, scarce….50.00

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

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

58) [GEOLOGY—Central Texas] BAYLOR GEOLOGICAL STUDIES A bound portfolio of  ten issus1961 through 1966. Includes the following: Fall ‘61               #1 – The Lower Cretaceous Trinity Aquifers, McLennan County, Texas; Spr. ’62 #2 – The Lower Paluxy Sand in Central Texas; Fall ’62 #3 – Water Diagenesis in Lower Cretaceous Trinity Aquifers of Central Texas; Spr. ’62 #4 – The Bluebonnet Member, Lake Waco Formation (Upper Cretaceous) Central Texas – A Lagoonal Deposit; Fall ’63  #5 – The Role of Geology in a Unified Conservation Program, Flat Top Ranch, Bosque County, Texas; Spr. ’64 #6 – Stratigraphy of the Taylor Program (Upper Cretaceous), East-Central Texas; Fall ’64 #7– Geologic Factors Controlling Mutation and Evolution – A Review; Spr. ’65 #8 – Urban Geology of Greater Waco Part I: Geology; Fall ’65 #9 – Urban Geology of Greater Waco Part II: Soils; Spr. ’66 #10- Urban Geology of Greater Waco Part III: Water; plus 7 FOLDING MAPS/PLATES.  A large volume bound in green cloth with back pocket for the maps………50.00

59) Giles, G.B. TERRY’S TEXAS RANGERS 1967, Brasada Reprint Series, Pemberton Press, Austin. This classic Civil War account tells the bloody history of the Confederate unit that entered the war 1,200 strong , fought and won over 200 battles, and came home with barely enough men to form a single company. 105pp w/index. HB mustard cloth, fine copy, very scarce…100.00

60) Gilfillan, Archer B. SHEEP 1930, 2nd printing, Boston. Illustrations by Kurt Weise.  The author tell of tending his flock on the ranges of South Dakota.  272pp, illustrated. HB green cloth w/decoration…….22.50 SOLD

61) Green, Bill THE DANCING WAS LIVELY: Fort ConchoTexas: A Social History, 1867 to 1882  1974, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, San Angelo. Author tapped new sources to provide this look at frontier military social life and to give us an interesting look at how the post resident’s fought boredom and loneliness. Chapters on shelter and sanitation; supply; daily routine, social life and diversions. 146pp w/maps, photos and illustrations, bib, notes, index. HB/DJ, nice copy, inscribedSIGNED….75.00

62) Haley, J. Evetts A TEXAN LOOKS AT LYNDON: A Study In Illegitimate Power  1990, hardback reprint with new material, Midland. Haley’s stinging expose of Lyndon B. Johnson. 276pp w/index. HB/DJ, SIGNED…….125.00

63) Haley, J. Evetts SOME SOUTHWESTERN TRAILS 1948, 1st “El Paso Edition” limited to 750 copies with the standard Bugbee title page (see Chandler Robinson, J. Evetts Haley and the Passing of the Old West) San Angelo. Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Harold D. Bugbee. 30pp unnumbered. Oblong folio HB, tan cloth with two tiny 1/4 inch spots on back cover, and the front hinge is partially split, uncommon…..125.00

64) Haley, J. Evetts CHARLES GOODNIGHT: Cowman and Plainsman 1949, 2nd printing, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. One of the best cowman’s biographies.  Much of Haley’s material came from first-hand interviews with Goodnight over a period of years. Reese, SIX SCORE: “Goodnight’s career spanned the history of the development of West Texas, from Indian fighting to oil wells…Haley’s beautifully written biography, perhaps his best book, is an ample vehicle for a mighty figure, and a classic of American biography.” 485pp w/bibliography, index. HB/DJ [dj has tear at top front, now in protective cover]……75.00

65) Haley, J. Evetts  THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS: And the Early Days of the Llano Estacado 1953, 1st printing of the revised edition, Norman.  One of the most highly sought after books on the cattle range.  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 land-marks in the literature of the cattle country.’ 258pp w/map, photos, appendices, bib, index. HB lacks dust jacket….50.00 SOLD

66) Haley, J. Evetts [editor] THE ADDRESS OF Mr. Dan D. Casement at the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Panhandle Plains Historical Society…. 1951, unabridged limited edition, Canyon. “Presented by friends of Mr. Dan Casement in appreciation of an outstanding American Individualist, and in defense of the philosophy of Capitalism in a free America.” 8 unnumbered pages. Softcover with extended edges, inscribed (to the late bookseller Fred White) and SIGNED by Haley…..40.00 SOLD

67) Haley, J. Evetts  PERSONAL JUSTICE ON THE ARIZONA DESERT  1979, 1st appearance of this story by Haley pub-lished by bookseller Mike Gibbs in his Texas and The West, Catalog 1, Feb. 1979.  An essay about Frank King. 5pp. Wrprs..40.00

68) Haley, J. Evetts  FOCUS ON THE FRONTIER  1957, 1st edition, Amarillo. Typography by Carl Hertzog.  A look at the careers of three frontier photographers: 1) “L. A. Huffman of Montana” 2) “M.C. Ragsdale of the Concho Country”  3) “Erwin E. Smith of the Southwestern Range.”  48pp.  Oblong softcover, SIGNED by Haley……50.00

69) [HALL COUNTY] YESTERDAY IN HALL COUNTY, TEXAS by Inez Baker. 1940, 1st edition, Memphis. Adams, HERD: “Much on cattle, cowboys, and ranch life.” The last portion of the book [p.137-219] is entitled “Tales of Yesterday,” and is a collection of biographical sketches and firsthand stories by pioneers of this Texas Panhandle county. 219pp w/photos. HB/DJ, a fine copy and very scarce….125.00

70) Hall, Douglas Kent  THE BORDER: Life on the Line  1988, 1st edition, NY. Inspiring photography in color and black-and-white by the author. The author studies life on the U.S.-Mexico border: ranchers, prostitutes, wetbacks, poets, painters, ghost hunters, teachers, cops, refugees, thieves, and priests. This firsthand look preceded the violent cartels of today. 249pp. HB/DJ...35.00

71) Hall, Jerry F.  HELLO, TEXAS: A History of Telephony in the Lone Star State  1990, 1st edition, Austin. An enlightening  history of the Texas telephone industry that includes histories of many of the state’s smaller companies. 231pp w/photos, index. Folio HB, leather with embossed decorations…….50.00

72) Hanes, Col. Bailey C. BILL DOOLIN, Outlaw O.T. 1968, 1st edition, Norman. Intro by Ramon Adams. The first complete biography of the man known as “The King of the Oklahoma Outlaws.” 207pp w/photos, bibliography. HB/DJ (near fine copy except for moisture stain on back flap of dust jacket)….25.00 SOLD

73) Harper, Minnie Timms & George Dewey Harper OLD RANCHES 1936, 1st edition, Dallas. The authors take a look at social life on early Texas ranches, and give brief historical beginnings of such ranches as the XIT, King, Matador, T-Anchor, the John Chisum Ranches, Littlefield Ranches, Turkey Track, and Lucien B. Maxwell. 101pp w/nteresting photos. Softcover….50.00 SOLD

74) Harris, Charles W. & Buck Rainey [co-editors] THE COWBOYS: Red River Valley Historical Series, Volume I  1975, 1st  limited edition of 100 copies, University of Oklahoma Press. Ten essays about the myth and reality of the cowboy of the era between 1860 to 1910. 171pp w/photos, drawings and photographs. HB brown leather w/decorated cover, SIGNEDby both editors…125.00

75) [HIDALGO COUNTY] EL SAL DEL REY by Walace Hawkins. 1947, 1st edition, Austin. Illustrations and maps by Jose Cisneros; designed and printed by Carl Hertzog. Lowman, Printer at the Pass: “This book recounts the historical development of Spanish and Texan mineral law and the role played by this famed salt lake” in Hidalgo County.  68pp w/notes, index.  HB/DJ (dust jacket has faded)…..75.00 SOLD

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

77) Holden, William Curry A RANCHING SAGA: The Lives of William Electious Halsell and Ewing Halsell 1976, 1st edition, San Antonio. Two Volumes. Drawings by Jose Cisneros.  Biographies of two generations of the leading men who founded and carried on a vast ranching empire that began in Texas in 1854. Includes information about the Three D Ranch, Cimarron Ranch, Bird Creek Ranch, Big Creek Ranch, Decatur and Dan Waggoner, the Civil War, Texas Ranch, Farias, Heel Flies, cattle rustlers, outlaws and more. 568pp w/illus, source references, index. Two volumes hardback in slipcase, SIGNED by Holden and Cisneros…..225.00

78) Hough, Emerson THE COVERED WAGON 1922, 1st “Photoplay Edition,” NY.  Frontier novel based  on the /silent move of the same name starring J. Warren Kerrigan and Lois Wilson. Illustrated with scenes from the photoplay; endpaper map. 379pp. HB brown cloth in fine condition; the colorful dust jacket is folded inside in two pieces and is missing the rear panel….30.00

79) House, Boyce WERE YOU IN RANGER?  1935, 1st edition, Dallas.  Tales concerning the oil boom in Ranger and other towns in Eastland County, Texas, during the ‘Teens of last century.  210pp w/illus. HB/DJ, nice copy……60.00

80) [HOWARD COUNTY] GETTIN’ STARTED: Howard County’s First 25 Years by Joe Pickle. 1980, 1st edition, Big Spring. This history of Howard County tells of explorer Captain R.B. Marcy who pinpointed the spring; traces Texas & Pacific Railroad’s westward thrust through the area; tells of fabled cattlemen like Col. C.C. Slaughter and the Long S. Ranch; chronicles the introduction of barbed wire and farming; the establishment of government, commerce and institutions; and more.. 436pp w/photos, appendices, index. HB/DJ, as new, inscribed/SIGNED……..35.00

81) Hunter, J. Marvin OLD CAMP VERDE: The Home of the Camels 1948, 2nd printing, Bandera. “A romantic story of Jefferson Davis’ plan to use camels on the Texas frontier.” 32pp. Softcover, some foxing front cover…..40.00 SOLD

82) Jones, Lawrence T., III  LENS ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER 2014, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Forewords by Russell L. Martin III & Roy Flukinger. This book features photographic selections from the extensive Lawrence T. Jones III collection housed in the DeGolyer Library at SMU. Featured are cabinet cards, oversized photographs, stereographs, tintypes, and other techniques that document all aspects of Texas photography from the years 1846 to 1945. 208pp w/illustrations, appendices, notes, index. Folio HB/DJ, as new .........40.00

83) Kelton, Elmer THE DAY THE COWBOYS QUIT 1971, 1st edition, NY. Kelton’s classic novel based on the Panhandle cowboy strike of 1883.  HB/DJ, fine copy…..150.00

84) Kelton, Elmer PERMIAN: A Continuing Saga  1985, 1st trade edition, Midland. Kelton explains the history behind fourteen full-color illustrations by artist, Tom Lovell. The paintings are: “Salt Bearers at Lake Juan Cordona,” “Trading at the Pecos Pueblo,” “Cabeza de Vaca,” “Coronado’s Expedition,” “Governor’s Palace, Santa Fe,” Horsehead Crossing of the Pecos River,” “Camels in Texas,” “Captain Pope’s Well,” “Comanche Moon,” “Fast Mail to Carlsbad,” “Free Lunch on the Slaughter Ranch,” “Plane Table Party Northeast of McCamey,” “A Bride’s Home at a Wildcat Well,” “A Trade at Midnight.”  Includes a history of the Petroleum Museum in Midland, and biographical sketches of members of the “Petroleum Hall of Fame.”127pp Oblong folio softcover, inscribed/SIGNED………...40.00

85) Kelton, Elmer  HORSEHEAD CROSSING  1963, 1st edition, NY. 124pp. A “paperback original,” fine copy in Plasti-Kleer protective cover…..34.95

86) Kemp, Ben W. [with J.C. Dykes] COW DUST AND SADDLE LEATHER 1968, 1st edition, Norman. Life story of a 19th-century Texas/New Mexico cowman/lawman who crossed paths with the likes of Black Jack Ketchum, the Apache Kid, Dallas Stoudenmire, James Gillett, Ranger Captain George W. Baylor, and others. 300pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy, SIGNED by Kemp…….75.00

87) Kemp, Willie TRUE TALES OF CENTRAL TEXAS  1979, 1st edition, Austin. Memories of life in the early 20th Century in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. 381pp w/photos. HB/DJ, SIGNED……35.00 SOLD

88) [KIMBLE COUNTY] ) IT OCCURRED IN KIMBLE AND HOW: The Story of a Texas County by O. C. Fisher
1937, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Houston. 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.  Hardback with decorated cover, this copy in very good condition w/some foxing to end papers, very scarce………..275.00

89) King, Leonard FROM CATTLE RUSTLER TO PULPIT  1943, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Taught cattle rustling by his father, this author became an expert and followed the outlaw trail until he was converted to religion and became a minister of the gospel.”  216pp w/index. HB/DJ, near fine copy…….55.00 SOLD

90) 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 SOLD

91) Lea, Tom  THE KING RANCH 1957, 1st edition, 1st state, Boston. Two Volumes. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Illustrations by the author.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The best account of the most famous ranch in the world.”  Lowman: “This book was originally planned as a 250-300 page private edition....but it grew steadily for the next four years.”  838pp w/maps, illus, append, sources, index. Two volumes HB in slipcase……..150.00

92) Lea, Tom WESTERN BEEF CATTLE 1967, limited edition of 850 copies, Encino Press, Austin. Book designed by William D. Wittliff.  A series of eleven paintings related to the history and development of western beef cattle. At the close of World War II, before terminating his wartime employment, these paintings were commissioned by LIFE Magazine and presented to the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.  (Originally published as a softcover booklet in 1950. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “A beautiful series of paintings illustrating the development of the Texas range stock and the progress of a steer from range to slaughterhouse.”) Large folio brown cloth hardcover in cloth slipcase…..125.00

93) Lehmann, V.W. FORGOTTEN LEGIONS: Sheep in the Rio Grande Plain of Texas 1969, 1st edition, El Paso. Designed by Carl Hertzog; map illustration by Jose Cisneros. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “An excellent study of the sheep industry in south Texas. The author discusses many things besides sheep. There is a long section on the cattle industry. An interesting and thought-provoking work on an area that is often glossed over in other books on the cattle industry.” 226pp w/photos, appendix, bibliography, index. 
HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED………..45.00

94) London, Marvin F.  INDIAN RAIDS IN MONTAGUE COUNTY  1977, 1st edition, Saint Jo. Tells of  many raids and depredations by Indians in Montague County. 100pp w/photos. HB w/decorated cover…..135.00 SOLD

95) Malsch, Brownson LONE WOLF: Captain M. T. Gonzaullas  1980, 1st edition, Austin. During his tenure, Gonzaullas was the only hispanic captain in the ranger force, and this book chronicles his long and eventful career from 1920-1951. 224pp w/photos,  index. HB/DJ. Very good copy………45.00

96) Manns, William & Elizabeth Clair Flood COWBOYS & Trappings of the Old West 1997, 3rd edition, Santa Fe. Foreword by Roy Rogers. A pictorial look at all the trappings a cowboy used or wore that set him apart from other folks of the cowboy era of the late 1800s. 224pp w/many photos, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ very good condition…….35.00

97) Markus, Kurt  AFTER BARBED WIRE: Cowboys of Our Time  1985, 1st edition, Twelvetrees Press, Pasadena. A collection of full-page gravure photographs featuring modern cowboys on the ranges of Nevada, Texas, Oregon and Wyoming.  Large oblong folio HB/DJ, very good, SIGNED……125.00

98) Markus, Kurt COWPUNCHER  2000, 1st edition, NY. More range photos from the outstanding, award winning photographer.  Large folio, SIGNED, near fine condition……100.00

99) [MASON COUNTY] MASON COUNTY WORLD WAR II VETERANS 2002, 1st edition, compiled by the Mason County Historical Commission. Gives the military history of 805 Mason County residents who served between 1939 and 1947 in the armed forces of the United States, including those who served in the Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. 278pp w/endpaper map…45.00 SOLD

100) McAfee, W.R. THE CATTLEMEN 1989, 1st edition, Alvin. The story of the Reid brothers who founded the Eleven Bar 11 ranch in the Barrilla Mountains northeast of Fort Davis.  266pp w/map, photos, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED……..55.00

101) Meinzer, Wyman and B. Byron Price CHARLES GOODNIGHT: A Man For All Ages 2012, 1st edition, Benjamin. Wyman Meinzer, the Official Photographer for the State of Texas, and B. Byron Price, the Director of the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West at the University of Oklahoma, explore Goodnight’s history and offer insight into the life of this Texas legend. 150pp w/photos, endnotes. Oblong folio hardback/dust jacket, as new…….55.00 SOLD

102) [MIDLAND COUNTY] THE PIONEER HISTORY OF MIDLAND COUNTY, TEXAS 1880-1926 compiled by members of the Midland County Historical Society. 1984, 1st “Limited Centennial Edition,” Dallas.  175pp w/many photos, historical articles, family biographies, marriage and death records, and more. Folio  HB leather……135.00

103) [MIDLAND COUNTY]  LAND OF THE HIGH SKY by John Howard Griffin. 1959, 1st edition, Midland.  A history of the West Texas area around Midland published by the First National Bank of Midland.  Early exploration, Comanches, frontiersmen.  212pp w/notes, references, index. HB/DJ….35.00

104) Michener, James A. MEXICO 1992, 1st edition, NY. Novel. Michener’s fictionalized history of our neighbor to the South. 625pp. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED bookplate affixed neatly on the title page…..85.00

105) Moser, Robert D. TEXAS IRON: Guns of the Texas Rangers  2017, 3rd edition, Fort Worth. An interesting study of the guns used by Texas Rangers From Texas Colonial times to the present. Includes anecdotes. 197pp w/photos, bibliography. Trape paperback, new [multiple copies available]……19.95

106) O’Neal, Bill JOHN CHISUM: Frontier Cattle King  2018, 1st edition, Fort Worth. A new look at the life of the “Jinglebob King” John Chisum, who , at one time, owned more cattle than anyone in America. 164pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. Trade Paperback, new [multiple copies available]……19.95

107) O’Neal, Bill WEST TEXAS CATTLE KINGDOM 2013, 1st edition, Charleston. (Arcadia Press, Images of America Series.) A pictorial history that relates the frontier saga of cowboys, cattle drives, and great ranches of West Texas. 127pp. Softcover, (I have a few SIGNED copies)…..21.99

108) O’Neal, Bill THE JOHNSON COUNTY WAR 2004, reprint edition, Fort Worth. [2005 Book of the Year Award, National Association for Outlaw and Lawmen History.] A complete account of Wyoming’s infamous range war in the late 1800s.  290pp w/photos, endnotes, bibliography, index. Folio softcover…….27.95

109) O’Neal, Bill FRONTIER FORTS OF TEXAS  2018, 1st edition, Charleston. (Arcadia Press, Images of America Series.)  A new and interesting look at the forts that were strung across the West Texas frontier to house the troops who were protecting the settlers from Indian atrocities. 127pp w/photos. Trade paperback, new, SIGNED…..21.99

110) [POTTER COUNTY] IN THE CATTLE COUNTRY: History of Potter County by Della Tyler Key. 1972, 2nd edition, Wichita Falls. A complete history of one of the nation’s last frontiers in the Texas Panhandle. Much on Amarillo, marauding Indians, cattle ranching, biographical sketches of many pioneers, and more. 357pp w/photos, bib, index. HB/DJ …….44.00

111) Prescott, William H. HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF PERU With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas 1847, 1st American edition, Harper & Brothers Publishers, NY. TWO VOLUMES. A nice set of Prescott's important work on Pizarro’s conquest of Peru. Two volume set w/portraits of Pizarro and Pedro de Gasca; appendix, index. HB both volumes cloth, very good with some foxing throughout interior……the set = 100.00

112) [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

113) 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, very good copy…….65.00 SOLD

114) Roth, Michael P. CONVICT COWBOYS: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo  2016, 1st edition, Denton. An interesting and detailed history of the nation’s first prison rodeo which ran from 1931 to 1986., as well as a glimpse at the Texas prison system during that period. 436pp w/photos, appendices, endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new……..32.95 SOLD

115) Rozelle, Ron EXILED: The Last Days of Sam Houston  2017, 1st edition, College Station. This masterful biography focuses on Houston’s twilight years while he lived in Huntsville. “This book is aimed at a general audience, not an academic one.” 205pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……29.95

116) Scarborough, Annie Cecil THE PASS OF THE EAGLE: The Chaparral Region of Texas 1968, 1st edition, Austin.  Foreword by John H. Jenkins. A history of the brush country of South Texas. 109pp w/bibliography, illustrations by the author, index, end-paper maps.  HB mustard cloth w/illustrated cover......40.00 SOLD

117) [Scarborough, Dorothy THE WIND 1979, 1st printing of the UT Press edition, Austin. (the true first edition was published as “Anonymous” for author). An interesting foreword to this edition by Sylvia Ann Grider. The classic novel of a woman driven crazy by the incessant West Texas wind. 337pp. HB/DJ dust jacket chipped at spine, edgeworn, now in protective cover……75.00 SOLD

118) Seals, Nita  PONDER: The Little Town With the Big Rodeo  1985, 1st edition, Gainesville. A history of Ponder, Texas (Denton County), with emphasis on the Ponder Championship Rodeo and the many people involved in it. 189pp w/photos, index. HB, brown leather with gilt lettering…….35.00

119) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY] FORT GRIFFIN AND THE CLEAR FORK COUNTRY by Lester W. Galbreath. No date, privately published. “100 years of history – 1850-1950 – on 25 miles of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River.” Includes maps of Fort Griffin Military Post, the town, Fort Davis, Camp Cooper, Indian Reservation, Butterfield Stage Line, Old Military Roads, Houses along the Clear Fork, Cemeteries, Indian Villages, much more from the old Fort Griffin records. 139pp. Folio paper spiral…40.00 SOLD

120) Shanklin, Felda Davis EARLY DAYS IN TEXAS 1953, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Real stories about events in Texas history from early Spanish explorers through the early days of the Texas cattle industry. Info on Robertson Colony; Texas Indian atrocities and captivity; Texas Revolution; the Republic; much on Belton & Bell County. 235pp w/bib, index. HB/DJ…45.00

121) Shaw, Robert GUIDE TO TEXAS GRASSES 2012, 1st edition, College Station. A complete study and reference guide to Texas grasses that provides a description of the structure of each plant; details of classification and distribution; brief species accounts; distribution maps; color and black and white photos of 670 grass species found in Texas; and an alphabetized checklist that provides information on origin, longevity, growth season, endangered status, and occurrence. Much more. 1,080pp w/photos, drawings, index. Flexbound w/flaps, new –multi-copies available………..45.00

122) Shirley, Glenn DESPERADO FROM COWBOY FLAT: The Saga of Zip Wyatt  1997, 1st edition, Barbed Wire Press, Stillwater.  Wyatt was a little known and elusive bandit from the Oklahoma Territory and a member of the Wyatt-Black Gang from Guthrie, Oklahoma. His last flight from justice lasted 125 days, and required the efforts of hundreds of men to finally corner him.  143pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, INSCRIBED/SIGNED……….45.00SOLD

123) Shirley, Glenn  RED YESTERDAYS  1977, 1st edition, Wichita Falls. A collection of stories about some lesser-known  characters that resided in Indian Territory, including Bill Pickett, Princes Winona, Billy McGinty, William Pollock, and others.  298pp w/photos, bibliography. HB/DJ, SIGNED……35.00 SOLD

124) Schreiber, Martin H. LAST OF A BREED: Portraits of Working Cowboys 1982, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by Louis L’Amour.  Photos of modern day cowboys at work on ranches in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.  Oblong folio HB/DJ….30.00 SOLD

125) 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

126) [SMITH COUNTY] SMITH COUNTY JUSTICE by David Ellsworth. Circa 1985, stated first edition, Discovery Press, NY. An expose of drug dealing and law enforcement corruption in Tyler, Texas.662pp w/index. HB/DJ, very good copy, scarce….165.00

Beautiful set of two volumes bound in black leather with gold lettering & decorations!
127) Smith, Walter H.B.  PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS and RIFLES TWO VOLUMES  1997, “Special edition of the Firearms Classic Library,” Fairfax. Smith was one of the leading American firearms authorities of the twentieth century. Pistols & Revolvers is described as “one of the most complete and useful books on the revolver and pistol using metallic cartridges, foreign and American.” The other volume, Rifles, does the same for its subject matter. 638/546pp both volumes profusely illustrated w/indexes. Two volume set, HB both volumes bound in black leather with gilt decoration and edges, fine condition. The set = 85.00 SOLD

128) Steffen, Randy THE HORSE SOLDIER 1776 - 1943 Four Volumes: 1977, 1978, 1979, all 2nd printings, Norman. This massive four volume set is a detailed study of the United States Cavalryman and his uniforms, arms, accoutrements and equipments, from the Revolutionary War to the last days of the Horse Soldier in World War II when the cavalry became mechanized. Vol I: The Revolution, The War Of 1812, The Early Frontier, 1776-1850. ; Vol II. The Frontier, Mexican War, Civil War, Indian Wars, 1851-1880; Vol III: The Last Of The Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, The Brink Of The Great War, 1881-1916. Vol IV: World War I, The Peacetime Army, World War II, 1917-1943.Each volume profusely illustrated by the author, many in full color. This study was endorsed by the Company of Military Historians. The author died during its production in 1977. All four volumes are folio hardbacks in very good condition, scarce in cloth…the set of four volumes = $140.00

129) [STERLING COUNTY]  MILLING AROUND STERLING COUNTY: A History of Sterling County edited by Beverly Daniels. 1980, 1st edition, Canyon. 382pp w/many photos, historical articles, 220 pages of family histories, bibliography.
Folio HB green cloth gold stamped spine and front cover……145.00 SOLD

130) Stokes, Katy PAISANO: Story of a Cowboy and a Camp Meeting 1980, 1st ed, Waco. The story of L.R. Millican who founded the Baptist camp meeting that has met every year since 1913 in the mountain ranch country between Alpine and Marfa. 181pp w/appendices, notes, index. HB/DJ ….25.00

131) Supica, Jim & Richard Nahas STANDARD CATALOG OF SMITH & WESSON: Over 770 Models in 6 Grades of Condition  2006, 3rd revised edition, Iola. A fully annotated identification and price guide to the world of Smith & Wesson—revolvers, shotguns, semi-autos, rifles, military, and other collectibles that bears the name ‘Smith & Wesson.’ Includes production data. 432pp w/photographs, appendices, model index. Folio HB/DJ, very good condition……50.00 SOLD

132) Sutton, George Miksch MEXICAN BIRDS: First Impressions Based Upon An Ornithological Expedition to Tamaulipas. Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila  1951, 1st edition, Norman. Illustrated with water-color and pen-and-ink drawings by the author. Includes an appendix with brief descriptions of all Mexican birds. 282pp w/illus, appendix, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket has a few tiny nicks along the edges, otherwise a near fine copy)……45.00

133) [TRAPPING] THE SCIENCE OF TRAPPING by E Kreps. 1944, revised edition, Columbus. Originally published in 1909, this booklet “describes the fur bearing animals, their nature, habits and distribution, with practical methods for their capture.” 229pp w/photos and illustrations …….Softcover booklet, fine condition….30.00 SOLD

134) [TRAPPING] THE TRAIL TO SUCCESSFUL TRAPPING by V.H. Lynch. 1935, 2nd edition, np. Includes “proven formula for baits, scents. And expert methods for making sets.”170pp w/photos. Softcover booklet, fine….35.00SOLD

135) Turner, Mrs. Avery THESE HIGH PLAIINS 1941, 1st limited edition of 150 copies, Amarillo. The author recalls her life of forty years on the Plains around Amarillo: Charles Goodnight, Billy the Kid; ranching and cattle; Old Tascosa; the oil boom; and much more. 94pp w/photos. HB blue cloth fine copy w/illustration pasted on front cover (still has remains of the original onion skin dust jacket), rare……395.00 SOLD

136) Unruh, John D., Jr. THE PLAINS ACROSS: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-1860 1979, 1st edition, Urbana.  A massive comprehensive study of overland emigration during the pioneer era of America’s west-ward expansion based upon diaries, letters, newspapers and periodical accounts.  565pp w/illus, maps, bib, index. HB/DJ….30.00

137) [UVALDE, REAL & EDWARDS COUNTIES] ) Fenley, Florence  OLDTIMERS OF SOUTHWEST TEXAS  1957, 1st edition, Uvalde.  A wealth of material can be found in this regional history of the ranch country in Uvalde, Real and Edwards counties which has stories told by the early day pioneers and settlers to the region.  In addition to new oral histories gathered from pioneers, Fenley included here additional biographies she had written for the Uvalde Leader-News and The Cattleman magazine dating from 1937. 318pp w/photos, index. Folio HB/DJ, very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED and very scarce….250.00

138) Warren, Harris G. THE SWORD WAS THEIR PASSPORT: A History of American Filibustering in the Mexican Revolution 1943, 1st edition, Baton Rouge. An interesting study devoted chiefly to the filibustering expeditions of Gutierrez-Magee, 1812-1813; the Toledo fiasco on the Sabine in 1814; Mina’s invasion of Mexico from 1816-1817; ant the futile activities of Dr. James Long from 1819-1821. 286pp w/endpaper maps, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..85.00 SOLD

139) Wilbarger, INDIAN DEPREDATIONS IN TEXAS  1935, facsimile reprint of the original by The Steck Company, Austin. “Reliable account of battles, wars, adventures, forays, murders, massacres, etc., together with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters and frontiersmen of Texas.” Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This volume is the most thorough compilation of accounts of Indian warfare in Texas in the 19th century.” 691pp w/woodcuts credited to T.J. Owen (who was actually William Sydney Porter, aka O. Henry.) HB, tan cloth w/brown decorations and lettering, a very good copy….135.00

140) Wilson, R.L. COLT: An American Legend  1985, reprint, NY.  “The definitive and official history of Colt Firearms.”  405pp w/illustrations, index. Oblong folio, HB/DJ……..40.00

141) Worman, Charles G. GUNSMOKE AND SADDLE LEATHER: Firearms in the Nineteenth-Century American West  2005, 1st edition, Albuquerque. This huge volume gives many accounts of how guns affected the lives of those on the frontier. Includes accounts of a trapper in the 1830s, a woman crossing the plains by wagon in the 1850s, a cowboy enduring the dangers of a long cattle drive, a buffalo hunter, a soldier fighting Indians, and many more stories. 559 halftone photos of the people and their guns with descriptive captions.  360pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, as new…39.95 SOLD

142) Yelvington, Henry  GHOST LORE 1936, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. “A collection of ghost, phantom and legendary mysteries chiefly of Texas.” 158pp w/illus. Trade paperback, front cover has closed tear, now in protective cover….19.50 SOLD