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     CATALOG #281: July, 2018

 TEXANA/WESTERN AMERICANA: New, used and rare

 

1) Ahlborn, Richard E. [editor] MAN MADE MOBILE: Early Saddles of Western North America  1980, 1st edition, Smith-sonian Institution Press, Washington. A detailed study of western saddles composed of four essays, a catalog of saddlery artifacts, and a glossary.147pp w/illustrations. Folio Softcover, very good……40.00 SOLD

2) Alexander, Bob OLD RIOT, NEW RANGER: Captain Jack Dean, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshall 2018, 1st edition, Denton. Biography of Dean, who is one of only five men to be a Texas Ranger and a President-appointed United States Marshall. His story includes details of many true-crime calamities: double murders, single murders, negligent homicides, suicides, jailbreaks, manhunts, armed robberies and home invasions, kidnappings, public corruption, sexual assaults, illicit gambling, car-theft rings, dope smuggling, and arms trafficking. 522pp w/photos, endnotes, index. HB/DJ, new, SIGNED [multi-copies available]…..34.95

3) [ANONYMOUS] A VISIT TO TEXAS: Being the Journal of a Traveller Through Those Parts Most Interesting to American Settlers, with Descriptions of the Scenery, etc. etc.  1952, facsimile reprint of the 1834 edition, Steck Co., Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This anonymous work is one of the most important accounts of Texas during a critical period in its history...it has fine descriptions of natural scenery, prairies, some natural history, and an account of political conditions.”  The author, on an inspection tour of lands he had purchased, made a leisurely trip in 1831 from Brazoria to Harrisburg, Anahuac, Galveston Island, and San Felipe.  There are several theories as to who the author really was, but nothing has ever been proven.  264pp w/four plates, foldout color map, plus meteorological journal. Hardback in slipcase……35.00 SOLD

 

4) Austerman, Wayne R. SHARPS RIFLES AND SPANISH MULES: The San Antonio-El Paso Mail, 1851-1881 1985, 1st edition, College Station. An interesting study of the turbulent career of the frontier stage and mail line. 367pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy….75.00 SOLD

5) Barker, Eugene C. THE LIFE OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN: Founder of Texas 1793-1836 1925, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, Cokesbury Press, Nashville/Dallas. Jenkins: BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “There is no question that Barker’s biography of Austin is the finest yet written. It is one of the greatest contributions to our understanding of Texas. No one has known more about Austin; no one has understood the Austin era as well as Barker.” 549pp w/maps, illus, bibliography, index. HB maroon cloth w/gold decoration, the lip of the front cover is bent inward a bit, almost unnoticeable……180.00 SOLD

 

6) Barr, Michael  ROPE BURNS & LEAD POISONING: The Wild West in Central Texas 2006, 1st edition, Gatesville.  Interesting stories of frontier violence in Central Texas. Some characters profiled include Ed Cash, Jim Miller, Bill Babb, Crockett King, and others.  149pp w/bibliography.  Softcover, new [multiple copies available]…….15.95 SOLD

7) Benton, Jesse James COW BY THE TAIL 1943, 1st edition, Boston. Introduction by Richard Summers. An old-timer’s memoir about his exciting life on the Texas range, with some experiences in Dodge City and Arizona. 225pp.  HB/DJ, fine copy…175.00 SOLD

8) [BIG BEND]  THE ROMANCE OF DAVIS MOUNTAINS AND BIG BEND COUNTRY: A History  by Carlysle Graham Raht. 1919, 1st edition, El Paso. An excellent history of the Big Bend and trans-Pecos region of Texas from written records, and firsthand accounts by people who were instrumental in building the region. Much on early exploration, frontier military and Indian wars, Civil War years, Texas Rangers, range history, more. 381pp w/map, period photos, illustrations, index. HB, blue cloth w/gold decorations and lettering, this copy inscribed to George W. Saunders, and SIGNED….near fine  copy…..125.00 SOLD

9) [BIG BEND] IN THE SHADOW OF THE CARMENS: Afield with a Naturalist in the Northern Mexican Mountains by Bonnie Reynolds McKinney. 2012, 1st edition, Lubbock. Foreword by David H. Riskind, Director of Resources for Texas State Parks.  McKinney is the wildlife coordinator at the 400,000-acre El Carmen Conservation Project located in the Maderas del Carmen and just south of the Big Bend region of western Texas. “In lavish photographs and loving words she takes readers on a fascinating armchair journey through the incredible biodiversity of this jewel of northern Mexico.” 192pp w/maps, photos,  references, index. HB/DJ…..39.95

10) Black, Robert C., III THE RAILROADS OF THE CONFEDERACY 1952, 1st edition, Chapel Hill. "Story of the first use of railroads on a major scale in a major war …the first complete map of all the Confederate railroads has been drawn for this book.” 360pp w/maps [including large foldout tipped in], illus, appendix, notes, bib., index. HB brown cloth….45.00

 

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

 

12) Bronson, Edgar Beecher REMINISCENCES OF A RANCHMAN  1911, “new revised edition with new matter and numerous illustrations,” Chicago.  A range memoir from the author’s tenderfoot days to his days as a rancher in Wyoming. 370pp w/illus, appendix. HB w/illustrated cover, showing some wear……..75.00

 

13) [BROWN COUNTY]. SOMETHING ABOUT BROWN (A History of Brown County, Texas) by T.R. Havins. 1958, 1st edition, Brownwood. Includes chapters on communities, cattle ranching, Texas Rangers, and some mention of John Wesley Hardin and his activities in the area. 208pp w/photos, bibliography, appendix, index.  HB/DJ, fine copy……..55.00 SOLD

 

14) Brown, John Henry  INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS  1988, facsimile edition limited to 750 copies, State House Press, Austin.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is Brown’s most important book and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early pioneers. The information was gathered over his entire fifty years in Texas, and the text was compiled shortly before his death. Although he felt his History of Texas was his major contribution, that work pales beside Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas for interest, information, and reliability.” 812pp w/illustrations, index. Folio HB blue cloth ….275.00 SOLD

 

15) Brown, Madeleine Duncan  TEXAS IN THE MORNING: The Love Story of Madeleine Brown and President Lyndon Baines Johnson  1997, 1st edition, Baltimore. The long-suppressed story of the author’s twenty-one year relationship with Johnson with whom she bore a love child. She delivers an eye-opening look at some of the nation’s most powerful men, and gives an insider’s view of the assassination of Kennedy and its political aftermath.  241pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED…175.00

 

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

 

17) Burns, Mamie Sypert THIS I CAN LEAVE YOU: A Woman’s Days on the Pitchfork Ranch 1986, 1st edition, College Station. The author’s husband became manager of the Pitchfork in 1942, and for 23 years she jotted down and later published these memoirs about Pitchfork cowhands, cooks and gardeners, ranch guests, and her own family. 281pp w/photos. HB/DJ….35.00

 

18) Carter, James David  [ed] THE FIRST CENTURY OF SCOTTISH RITE MASONRY IN TEXAS 1867-1967 1967, 1st ed, Waco. Comprehensive history of the Masons in Texas. 508pp w/photos, index. Hardback, purple cloth, near fine copy.....35.00 SOLD

 

19) Clegg, Luther Bryan [editor] THE EMPTY SCHOOLHOUSE: Memories of One-Room Texas Schools 1997, 1st edition, College Station. “Lively firsthand accounts of rural school life.” 225pp w/photos, bib, index. HB/DJ,INSCRIBED/SIGNED..35.00 SOLD

 

20) Clemens, Gus LEGACY: The Story of the Permian Basin Region of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico 1983,1st edition, San Antonio. An excellent comprehensive history of the region that encompasses 62 counties in Texas and New Mexico. Conquistadores; Kachinas and Crosses; The Lady in Blue; Puebloan revolt; the Horse Indians; Marcy’s route; Camels in West Texas; and so much more.  Includes several full color, full page paintings by Tom Lovell. 256pp w/many photos, maps, an “Almanac” section that gives statistics and physical features for 62 Texas and New Mexico counties, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ..50.00

 

21) Clemens, Gus THE CONCHO COUNTRY 1981, 1st edition, San Angelo.  An excellent history of the region in West Texas drained by the three Concho Rivers, with its central focus being around San Angelo and Tom Green County: the Spaniards; horse Indians; emigrants; Civil War [includes a good account of the Battle of Dove Creek]; Fort Concho; settlement; frontier military; ranching, farming; the oil boom; more. 232pp w/maps, photos, index. Folio HB/DJ…50.00

 

22) Collier, John AMERICAN INDIAN CEREMONIAL DANCES 1972, revised edition, NY.  Drawings, etchings and lithographs by Ira Moskowitz. The author and artist help us comprehend the Indian tribal way of life and ceremonial rites. 191pp w/illus. Folio HB/DJ, some edgewear…..20.00

 

23) Connelley, William Elsey QUANTRILL and the BORDER WARS: The Story of the Border 1910, 1st edition, The Torch Press, Cedar Rapids. An account of those events on the border in which Quantrill and his men were the chief actors on the Confederate side. Adams, SIX-GUS: “A thoroughly annotated book relating many of the exploits of the guerillas, with some mention of the lives of the James and the Your boys while they were with Quantrill…” Sacked cities, burned towns; ruined settlements; massacres; etc. 542pp w/maps, portraits, illustrations, errata. HB/DJ [book is very good/dust jacket has chips and tape repairs, now in protective cover]….145.00 SOLD

 

24) Connor, Seymour V. THE PETERS COLONY OF TEXAS: A History and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers  1959, 1st edition, TSHA, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best study of one of the largest land grants in Texas history, totaling 16,000 square miles of North Texas, an area now including some 26 counties and one-fourth of the Texas population…The Peters Colony was the largest empresario enterprise under the Republic of Texas or Mexico.” It later became, through changes, the Mercer Colony and the Texas Emigration and Land Company. 473pp w/maps and charts, many biographical sketches, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy, scarce…….150.00 SOLD

 

25) Culley, John H. (Jack) CATTLE, HORSES & MEN OF THE WESTERN RANGE 1940, 1st edition, Los Angeles.

Adams, SIX-GUNS: “This excellent book was written by a well-educated Englishman who came to the U.S. and became manager of the large Bell Ranch of New Mexico....devotes some space to the various gunmen of that state.  Among them are Clay Allison and Black Jack Ketchum (two chapters)...Joel Fowler and William McGinnis.” 337pp w/illustrations by Katherine Field, photos, index. HB, tan cloth/lacks dust jacket…….125.00 SOLD

 

26) Daughters of the Republic of Texas MUSTER ROLLS OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION 1986, 1st edition, Austin.  This volume includes copies of the three Muster Rolls known to exist, along with letters from the Quartermaster General’s office, and a special listing of information regarding participants at the Battle of San Jacinto. In this volume the Muster Rolls are fully indexed for the first time.  318pp.  Folio HB brown leather w/decorated cover, a fine copy,  very scarce….165.00 SOLD

 

27) Daughters of the Republic of Texas DEFENDERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS Vol. I: Texas Army Muster Rolls, Receipt Rolls, and other Rolls, 1836-1841 1989, 1st edition, Austin. Abstracts of 133 Texas Army Muster rolls, payroll records and other military documents, plus information on Texas pioneers and veterans of the Republic never published before. Includes a concise and factual history of the Army of the Republic.  An invaluable research tool.    318pp w/map, illustrations, index. Folio softcover, scarce…..45.00

 

28) Debo, Angie [editor] THE COWMAN’S SOUTHWEST: Being the Reminiscences of Oliver Nelson  1953, 1st edition, Arthur H. Clarke Co., Glendale.  (No. IV of the publisher’s Western Frontier Series.)  Nelson was a frontiersman who traveled as a freighter, camp cook, and cowboy in Kansas, Indian Territory, and Texas. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “A most interesting book of reminiscences, with some material on many of the outlaws of Oklahoma and Texas...the Dalton raid at Coffeyville...Henry Brown raid on the bank at Medicine Lodge.  Has much information on Billy the Kid and some on John Wesley Hardin.” A lot on freighting, trail drives and ranching. A really fine first-person look at life on the frontier in the 1880s. 343pp w/photos, maps, index.  Hardback bound in red cloth, very good condition, and very scarce….175.00

 

29) 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

 

30) Demattos, Jack & Chuck Parsons THEY CALL HIM BUCKSKIN FRANK: The Life and Adventures of Nashville Franklyn Leslie  2018, 1st edition, Denton. “Leslie was a man of mystery during his lifetime. His reputation has rested on two gunfights—both in storied Tombstone, Arizona—but he was much more than a deadly gunfighter. Jack DeMattos and Chuck Parsons have combined their research efforts to help solve the questions of where Leslie came from and how he died.”  239pp w/notes, bibliography, maps, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……..29.95           

 

31) Dobie, J. Frank APACHE GOLD AND YAQUI SILVER 1939, 1st edition,  Boston.  A fascinating book on the legends of lost mines and buried treasure in Texas and the Southwest.  Includes numerous black and white sketches, plus several full-page, full-color paintings by TOM LEA. 366pp w/illustrations, sources.  HB brown cloth w/decoration…….100.00 SOLD

 

32) Elliot, W. J. THE SPURS  1939, 1st edition, Spur.  Adams, RAMPAGING HERD: “A history of this famous ranch by one connected with it.  Privately printed and now quite difficult to come by.”  William Reese in, SIX SCORE, wrote that this book “gives more of the flavor of the Spur ranch than any other book.  The author worked for the Spur outfit, and there are many tales of his own personal experiences and those of his comrades.”  274pp illustrated with original photographs by the author, and brands drawn by Mrs. Cecil Scott. Hardback, green cloth, very good copy…325.00 SOLD

 

33 ) Emory, William H.  REPORT ON THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICAN BOUNDARY SURVEY: Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior  TWO VOLUMES. 1857/1859, 1st edition, Cornelius Wendell Printer, Washington. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the most significant of all government reports on western and southern Texas. According to J. Frank Dobie, ‘Emory’s great report is, aside from descriptions of borderlands and their inhabitants, a veritable encyclopedia, wonderfully illustrated, on western flora and fauna.’ …Emory was accompanied by a varied group of scientists and explorers, who examined the unknown parts of western Texas…. Emory himself worked on the cartographic reports, which [were said] to be the best specific cartographic reports of the area.” Volume I : Paleontology, geology, geography, much on the flora, some descriptions of the Indians encountered; much more. Volume II: General botany, and an extensive section on cactacae [sic]. These volumes are profusely illustrated with drawings, folding maps, and many plates. A wealth of natural history! Both volumes green cloth with wear along the cover edges, Vol I has taped hinge, and light water mark along the last ten pages, some light soiling (from  nearly 160 years of use) to covers of both volumes; overall very good…..1,500.00 [NOTE: A third volume with Zoology, published later, is not included here.] SOLD

 

34) Ferguson, Walter Keene GEOLOGY AND POLITICS IN FRONTIER TEXAS, 1845-1909 1968, 1st edition, Austin. Examines the relation between politics to geological exploration during this critical period in Texas history. 233pp w/map, bib, index. HB/DJ very good, inscribed/SIGNED…..45.00 SOLD

 

35) Filisola, General Vicente  MEMOIRS FOR THE HISTORY OF THE WAR IN TEXAS [translated by Wallace Woolsey]  1985/1987, 1st American edition of the English translation, Austin. TWO VOLUMES.  General Vicente Filisola, an Italian by birth, was the second in command to General Santa Anna in his campaign to subdue the colonists in Texas in 1836. After the Battle of San Jacinto he disobeyed Santa Anna's orders to withdraw his army to San Antonio. He later received instructions from Mexico City to preserve their conquests but he had already crossed the Nueces River en route to Matamoros, and was unable to do so. Filisola was charged in Mexico as a traitor. Memoirs is a portion of the "defense of his honor" in answering those charges, and was originally published in Mexico as a two-volume set.  Both volumes hardbacks with dust jackets, the set = 85.00 SOLD

 

36) Florin, Lambert GHOST TOWNS OF THE WEST 1971, reprint, Promontory Press. This massive, fully illustrated volume presents a historical panorama of the many ghost towns of the west from Texas to Washington. 872pp w/photos. HB/DJ…..35.00

 

37) Fortune, Jan I. [editor] FUGITIVES: The Story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker 1934, 1st edition, 1st printing, Dallas. “As told by Bonnie’s mother (Mrs. Emma Parker) and Clyde’s sister (Nell Barrow Cowan).” 255pp w/photos. HBDJ, scarce book and the dust jacket is rare…225.00

 

38) Fort Worth Petroleum Club Historical Committee [compilers] OIL LEGENDS OF FORT WORTH 1993, 1st edition, Fort Worth.  Contents of this well-rounded history include: “The Fort Worth Petroleum Club” by Scott Sprier; “Texas Oil and the Fort Worth Pioneers” by Mack Williams; “Foundations: The Legacy of Fort Worth Oil” and “Oil Companies” also by Sprier; “Oil Refineries” by Todd Connelley and Ray Wilkerson; and many biographical sketches of pioneer oilmen by several contributors; and much more. 294pp w/photos, index. Folio HB bound in leather with gold decorations……90.00 SOLD

 

39) Franks, Kenny A., et al  EARLY OKLAHOMA OIL: A Photographic History, 1859-1936  1981, 1st edition, College Station. [Number Two: The Montague History of Oil Series] 325 photographs with accompanying text give a visual tour of the Oklahoma oil Boom, an important period of petroleum history. 245pp w/index.  Folio HB/DJ…..40.00 SOLD

 

40) Franks, Kenny A. & Paul F. Lambert EARLY LOUISIANA AND ARKANSAS OIL  1982, 1st edition, College Station. [Number Three: The Montague History of Oil Series]  An eyewitness record of the early years of the oil industry.  243pp w/photos, bibliography, index.  Folio HB/DJ….35.00

 

41) Gardenier, Andrew A., Ph. D [editor] THE SUCCESSFUL STOCKMAN AND MANUAL OF HUSBANDRY 1899, 1st edition, The King-Richardson Co., Springfield. The horse, cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, the potato and fruit cultures, and a section on practical and valuable remedies for the human body. 636pp w/layered cutout illustrations, glossary, index. HB brown cloth with some wear to the edges, beginnings of cracked hinge, actually very sound copy……65.00 SOLD

 

42) Gatewood, Jim  DECKER: A Biography of Sheriff Bill Decker of Dallas County, 1898-1970 2002, 3rd printing, Garland. Decker’s story involves many encounters with history – Bonnie and Clyde and other killers; Binion’s gambling empire; Ku Klux Klan activities; the “Dixie Mafia;” the JFK assassination; and so much more.  An interesting read! 407pp w/maps. Photos, index. HB/DJ, very good, inscribed/SIGNED…….60.00 SOLD

 

43) Geiser, Samuel Wood NATURALISTS OF THE FRONTIER 1948, 2nd edition revised and enlarged, SMU Press, Dallas  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best introduction to the history of natural science in Texas.” It includes accounts of the Swiss naturalist, Jacob Boll, whose Texas studies included geology, zoology, entomology, botany, and paleontology; Jean Louis Berlandier, who made several trips into Texas; Thomas Drummon, English naturalist who toured Texas in the 1830s; Louis C. Ervenberg, the German who studied Texas trees and plants; Ferdinand Lindheimer, also from Germany; Ferdinand Roemer, considered the father of Texas geology; Charles Wright, Gideon Lincecum, Julien Riverchon; and Gustaf Belfrage, noted for his studies of Texas ants, beetles and butterflies.  There is also an appendix with biographical sketches of many other naturalists to Texas 1820-1880. 341pp w/frontis, maps, sources, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket chipped, now in protective cover]……100.00 SOLD

 

44) Graves, John MYSELF AND STRANGERS: A Memoir of Apprenticeship  2004, 1st edition, NY. “The much admired author of Goodbye to a River and other nonfiction classics recounts his long, winding journey toward becoming a writer in the years after World War II.” One of A.C. Greene’s “50+ Best.”  235pp w/illustrations.  HB/DJ, SIGNED……..125.00 SOLD

 

45) Graves, John  MY DOGS AND GUNS 2007, 1st printing, Skyhorse Publishing, NY. Includes a reprint of Graves’ 1977 “Blue and Some Other Dogs” and another story never before published in book form, “”Guns of A Lifetime, with some other tales.”  96pp. HB/DJ, fine copy, scarce…..85.00 SOLD

 

46) Green, Ben K. THE SHIELD MARES 1967, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, Encino Press, Austin. Introduction by A. C. Greene; designed by William D. Wittliff.  Many consider this to be Green’s best story.  Hardback in slipcase, a clean, crisp copy, numbered and SIGNED by Green, quite scarce…….425.00 SOLD

 

47) Green, Ben K. BEN GREEN TALES  1974, 1st limited edition of 1250 copies, Flagstaff.  Four volumes in slipcase. Each volume contains a tale by Green: I) “When I Was Just A Colt,” illustrated by William Moyers; II) “Up Fool’s Hill Ahorseback” illustrated by John Hampton; “Beauty,” illustrated by Joe Beeler; IV) “How Come I Wrote A Book,” illustrated by James Boren. [The latter includes Green’s hilarious account of his spat with Barbara Walters over a ‘politically incorrect’ colloquialism he used during a nationally televised interview.]  4 volumes in slipcase –SIGNED and numbered on the colophon page in volume I….295.00 SOLD

                                                                                                                           

48) Greene, A.C. THE HIGHLAND PARK WOMAN  1983, 1st edition, Bryan. Includes fifteen poignant short stories by Greene.  195pp. HB/DJ…..35.00

 

49) Gulliford, Andrew  THE WOOLLY WEST: Colorado’s Hidden History of Sheepscapes 2108, 1st edition, College Station. “This is the first book in decades devoted to the sheep industry and breaks new ground in the history of the Colorado Basque, Greek, and Hispano shepherding families whose ranching legacies continue to the present day.” 402pp w/maps, illus, biblio, notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……….39.95

 

50) Haley, J. Evetts  THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS, and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado  1929, 1st edition, Lakeside Press, Chicago. Chandler Robinson, J. EVETTS HALEY and the Passing of the Old West:  “The first edition consisted of 1,380 copies, and was withdrawn from circulation soon after it was published.” Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “Haley’s first book, this is nevertheless one of the best examples of his scholarship. John L. McCarty called it ‘a monumental work’ and Chandler Robinson [Haley bibliographer] termed it ‘an epic account of the largest and most famous ranching operation of the early West.  It is one of the most highly regarded landmarks in the literature of the cattle country.’... Shortly after publication, Haley and the owners were sued for libel by members of the Spikes family, about whom defamatory remarks were made in the chapter entitled “A Long Fight For Law.” The book was withdrawn from circulation and lawsuits ensued.” One of the rarest and most highly sought after books on the cattle range. 261pp w/photos, appendix, index. Hardback, green cloth w/decoration (no dust jacket, as issued), rear hinge partially cracked, and there’s tiny nick at bottom of spine, otherwise a very good copy, and very scarce…..850.00

 

51) Haley, J. Evetts ROBBING BANKS WAS MY BUSINESS: The Story of John Harvey Bailey, 1973, 1st edition, Canyon.  Illustrations by Theda Ray. The life story of a bank robber whose heyday was during the 1920s and ‘30s. 210pp w/photos, index.   HB/DJ, scarce, near fine copy, SIGNED.………550.00

 

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

 

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

 

54) Hamner, Laura V. SHORT GRASS & LONGHORNS  1945, 1st edition Norman. Adams, HERD: “...a valuable history of the leading ranches of West Texas.”  Includes XIT, LX, Frying Pan, the Shoe Bar, T-Anchor, Diamond Tail, Bar X, LS, Mill Iron, Rocking Chair, and others. 269pp w/maps, interesting range photos, index.  HB…..40.00 SOLD

 

55) Harris, Gertrude  A TALE OF MEN WHO KNEW NOT FEAR: The Story of Sibley’s Campaign Into New Mexico  1935, 1st edition, Alamo Printing, San Antonio. Besides the story of the Sibley Campaign of 1862, there’s a chapter on Robert E. Lee and the time he spent in Texas. 100pp w/illustrations. HB red cloth with black lettering, very good…..55.00

 

56) Harston,  J. Emmor   COMANCHE LAND   1963, 2nd printing, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Foreword by noted archeologist, A.T. Jackson.  A history of the Comanches by one who lived among them, spoke their language, and recorded their oral accounts passed down from the time of the Conquistadors.  Includes much on their lifeways; a Comanche-English dictionary of words and idioms; Comanche descriptive terms for certain streams and mountains, and much more.  206pp w/map endpapers, photos, appendices. HB/DJ, fine copy……..85.00 SOLD

 

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

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

 

58) Hoig, Stan THE KIOWAS and the Legend of Kicking Bird 2000, 1st edition, Boulder. Hoig’s biography of tribal leader Kicking Bird, who died mysteriously, is accompanied by three Kiowa tales by Col. W.S. Nye. 341pp w/illus, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ….35.00

 

59) Hunter, J. Marvin [editor] THE TRAIL DRIVERS OF TEXAS 1925, 2nd revised edition, Nashville, Two volumes in one.  Reese, SIX-SCORE: “This vast compilation of original accounts by old trail drivers is one of the best cattle books, and the largest collection of first-hand narratives of the range cattle industry... [it] is an essential foundation book for any range library.”  Adams, HERD: “...the most important single contribution to the history of cattle driving on the western trails.” 1,044pp w/photos. HB blue cloth w/gold lettering……..225.00

 

60) Hunter, J. Marvin PEREGRINATIONS OF A PIONEER PRINTER: An Autobiography  1954, 1st edition, Grand Prairie.  Hunter’s life story as an itinerant roving printer parallels a lot of Central and West Texas’ pioneer history. 244pp w/photos, index. HB cover scuffed, cracked rear hinge has been taped inscribed/SIGNED……..50.00 SOLD

 

61) Huston, Cleburne  DEAF SMITH: Incredible Texas Spy 1973, 1st edition, Waco. The amazing saga of a handicapped man who lived in obscurity for the first forty-eight years of his life, then was hurled headlong into the blazing battles of the Texas revolt against Mexico.141pp w/illus, index. HB green cloth, scarce….75.00 SOLD

 

62) [JEFF DAVIS COUNTY]  FORT DAVIS, TEXAS, 1583-1960 by Barry Scobee.  1963, 1st edition, El Paso.  A thoroughly researched account of the history of Fort Davis from the time of the Spanish explorers.  Includes information on Indian wars in West Texas with a chapter devoted to Colonel Grierson’s month-long campaign against Victorio; Milton Favor, the first cowman west of the Pecos; Texas Rangers and outlaws; wagon trains; the coming of the telegraph and railway; and the fort’s establishment as a national historic site.. 220pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy, SIGNED………..165.00

 

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

 

64) Jones, Billy M. J.A. MULL, JR.: Independent Oilman: From Spivey-Grabs to Cheyenne Wells 1982, 1st edition, Wichita State University. Biography of successful businessman who was responsible for developing Kansas’ most dramatic fields—the Spivey-Grabs-Basil oil and gas fields in Harper and Kingman counties. 291pp w/many photos, bib, index. HB beige cloth w/leather spine, fine……30.00 SOLD

 

65) Jones, Billy M. CLOUD L. GRAY: The Man Who Loved Atchison 1990, 1st edition, Wichita State University. Biography of one of Atchison, Kansas’ successful citizens, the man who founded Midwest Solvents Company (now Midwest Grain Products, Inc. 236pp w/many photos, bib, index. HB beige cloth w/leather spine, fine……30.00

 

66) Keith, Elmer KEITH’S RIFLES FOR LARGE GAME 2001, “Special edition of the Firearms Classic Library,” Birmingham. Originally published in 1946, Keith gives detailed particulars for choosing a shooting rifle: killing power, trigger pull, sights and scopes, actions, stock design, and bullet characteristics. 406pp w/illust., index. HB maroon cloth w/gilt edges, lettering, …..65.00

 

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 lightly edgeworn, now in protective cover]……60.00

 

68) Kelley, William Fitch PIINE RIDGE 1890: An Eyewitness Account of the Events Surrounding the Fighting at Wounded Knee 1971, 1st edition limited, San Francisco. An on-the-scene reporter presents events as they happened on that disastrous day at Wounded Knee. 265pp w/illustrations, laid in is a large foldout map of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud ?Indian Reservations. HB/DJ, fine copy…….35.00 SOLD

 

69) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy] JOE PEPPER  1975, 1st edition, NY. (Probably Kelton’s hardest to find first edition, as this one went mostly to libraries—this copy is NOT ex-library). HB/DJ, fine copy, humorously inscribed/SIGNED…250.00 SOLD

 

70) Kelton, Elmer ELMER KELTON COUNTRY: The Short Nonfiction of a Texas Novelist  1993, 1st edition, Fort Worth.  These true stories reflect the themes and characters which inspired Kelton’s award-winning novels. 312pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ uncommon in cloth, inscribed/SIGNED ………50.00 SOLD

 

71) Kelton, Elmer THERE’S ALWAYS ANOTHER CHANCE and Other Stories 1986, 1st edition, San Angelo. A collection of Kelton’s early short stories that were originally published in pulp magazines in the 1940s and ‘50s. Includes a bibliography of his novels to date and a useful listing of his published short works. 192pp. HB/DJ, SIGNED,  fine……..45.00

 

72) [KELTON, ELMER] ELMER KELTON AND WEST TEXAS: A Literary relationship 1989, 1st edition, Denton [Western Writer Series, No. 1]  Follows Kelton’s career from its earliest days in the pulp magazine market. Includes a bibliography of his works [up to this publication date] and a most useful listing of his early short stories. 161pp w/index. HB w/decorated cover..45.00

 

73) Kowalski, David D. [editor] STANDARD CATALOG OF WINCHESTER: The Most Comprehensive Guide Ever Published  2000, 1st printing, Iola. “10, 000 real world prices for more than 2,500 products; 2,500 illustrations, including rarely photographed items from the golden age of Winchester.” Packed with information for the Winchester collector covering everything from guns to promotional materials! 752pp. Folio softcover……50.00 SOLD

 

74) Lampman, Clinton Parks THE GREAT WESTERN TRAIL 1939, 1st edition, NY. Dobie, Life and Literature of the Southwest: “In the upper bracket of the autobiographic chronicles, by a sensitive man who never had the provincial point of view.” Author recalls his life as a cowboy and rancher. In 1878 he was one of the cowboys on the first northern cattle drive from Dakota to Montana. 279pp w/photos. HB charcoal cloth w/red lettering…….95.00

 

75) Lockhart, Col. Vincent M. T-PATCH TO VICTORY: The 36th “Texas” Division--France, German, Austria 1981, 1st edition, Canyon.  “The story of the 36th  from the landing in Southern France on 15 August 1944 to the end of the war on 8 May 1945.” Includes stories of eight men who were awarded the Medal of Honor. 324pp w/photos, maps, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, inscribedSIGNED…….65.00 SOLD

 

76) Martin, Ned & Jody  BIT and SPUR MAKERS in the VAQUERO TRADITION: A Historical Perspective  1997, 1st edition, Nicasio. Contributions by James Gorton and Danny Neill; photography by Ned Martin. This collection spotlights the lives of 80 silversmiths in the period between 1840 and 1960, and tracks their place in America’s western expansion when horses were the primary means of transportation. Highlighted are handcrafts worn by vaqueros in 650 color photographs of pieces from more than 45 distinguished collections. Geographically, the book includes makers in all of the Western states as well as Mexico and the Northeast. A valuable research tool for anyone interested in cowboy gear. This is the first of three books the Martins did on bit and spur makers, and is quite scarce. 336pp w/photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED by Ned and Jody Martin, fine copy……….275.00

 

77) Martin, Ned & Jody and Kurt House with history by Ralph Emerson  BIT and SPUR MAKERS in the TEXAS TRADITION: A Historical Perspective  2000, 1st edition, Nicasio. This beautiful book “highlights the Texas tradition of bit and spur making and the exquisite pieces produced by more than 60 artisans active between 1870 and 1970 in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, and other states. Pictured among the 700 stunning photographs of bits and spurs are many one-of-a-kind pieces never seen outside of private collections.” Includes detailed chapters on the history of spur making; a biographical listing of 63 bit-and-spur makers with photos of their works and identifying marks; more. 264pp w/glossary, bibliography, extensive index. Folio HB/DJ this copy SIGNED by Ned and Jody Martin and co-author Kurt House, fine copy……125.00

 

78) [MASON COUNTY]  MASON AND MASON COUNTY: A History by Stella Gipson Polk. 1980, revised edition, Burnet. Introduction by Fred Gipson. Fort Mason; The Mason County, or Hoo Doo War; biographies of some prominent early-day ranchers; cattle brands; much more. 119pp w/photos, maps, index. HB brown cloth…..35.00 SOLD

 

79) Maxwell, Samuel L., Sr. LEVER ACTION RIFLES: Derived from the Patents of Andrew Burgess 1976, 1st edition, Dallas. Contains hundreds of black-and-white photographs, reproductions of historic advertisements, catalog entries, specifications, price lists, etc. Also brief biography of Maxwell. 368pp w/illus., index. Folio HB brown leather w/gold lettering, fine copy….75.00

 

80) McCauley, J.E. A STOVE-UP COWBOY’S STORY 1943, 1st limited edition: “700 copies of this book have been printed and the type melted,” Austin.  Designed by Carl Hertzog. Introduction by John A. Lomax. Drawings by Tom Lea. Reese, SIX SCORE: “One of the most forceful and expressive autobiographies of the range country. McCauley lived hard…..Dobie liked its ‘uncommon saltiness of speech.’”  73pp w/illustrations. HB lacks dust jacket…..150.00 SOLD

 

81) McCracken, Harold GEORGE CATLIN And The Old Frontier: A Biography and Picture Gallery of the Dean of Indian Painters  1959, 1st trade edition, NY. A comprehensive biography and picture gallery with 36 full-color and 131 black-and-white reproductions of the artist’s works.  216pp w/references, index. Folio HB/DJ very good…..40.00 SOLD

  1. b) Another edition – George Catlin: And the Old Frontier – reprint edition by Bonanza Books. Folio HB/DJ…25.00

 

82) [McGREW, R. BROWNELL] R. BROWNELL McGREW presented by the Thunderbird Foundation.  1978, 1st edition, Kansas City. This book has 116 plates—most in full-color--by the master artist, focusing on his portrayals of the Navajo Indians.  128pp w/photos.  Oblong folio HB/DJ, SIGNED…..45.00

 

83) [MENARD COUNTY] FORT McKAVETT, TEXAS: Post on the San Saba by Margaret Bierschwale.1966, “Author’s Limited Edition,” Salado.  A good history of the frontier military outpost which was in service from 1851 to 1859, closed during the Civil War years, and reopened in 1868. 134pp w/illustrations, map, appendix. HB w/pictorial cover, SIGNED……145.00

 

84) Metz, Leon Claire ROBERT E. McKEE: Master Builder 1997, 1st edition, El Paso. A biography of McKee, an architect wo helped create the skylines of Houston, Dallas, El Paso, Denver, San Diego, and Phoenix, to name a few. He was also instrumental in assembling the facilities and laboratories at Los Alamos, New Mexico. And, as an art aficionado, he made a portion of the famous Kress collection available to the public by way of the El Paso Museum of Art. 399pp w/many color an black-and-white photos, bibliography, index. Folio HB black cloth w/silver lettering and pictorial cover in a black slip case, beautiful book….200.00

 

85) Miller, Thomas Lloyd  THE PUBLIC LANDS OF TEXAS, 1519-1970  1972, 1st edition, Norman. This volume covers all important legislation relating to public lands—lands for settlers, for soldiers, for internal improvements, for schools—as well as the administration of laws related to timber/mineral rights. 341pp w/maps, illus, notes, bib, index.  HB/DJ dj slightly edgeworn..45.00 SOLD

 

86) Modisett, Bill  AN AMERICAN MASTERPIECE: Memories of Rosalind Kress Haley  2007, 1st edition, Midland.  A biography of J. Evetts Haley’s second wife, affectionately known as Ros.  She was a member of the S.H. Kress chain store family and a member of the Southern elites. In her later life she became a conservative political activist. Quoting Pat Buchanan from the dust jacket: “Ros Haley has been the quintessence of what it means to be an American patriot.” 163pp w/photos. HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED……..45.00 SOLD

 

87) Moncrief, Charlie  WILDCATTERS: The True Story of How Conspiracy, Greed, and the IRS Almost Destroyed a Legendary Texas Oil Family  2002, 1st edition, Washington DC. The story of the Moncrief family of Fort Worth. 259pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..35.00 SOLD

 

88) Mumey, Noley [editor]  THE UTE WAR:A History of the White River Massacre by Thomas F. Dawson and J.V.F. Skiff. 1964, limited edition of 300 facsimile copies, Boulder. Originally published in 1879, this history gives an account of the infamous massacre of civilian men, women and children by 300 Ute warriors, and the survivors taken into captivity. 197pp w/illustrations. Softcover in publisher’s folding cloth box, scarce…..65.00 SOLD

 

89) Oberste, William H. TEXAS IRISH EMPRESARIOS AND THEIR COLONIES: Power & Hewetson, McMullen & McGloin, Refugio-San Patricio 1973, 2nd edition, Austin.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS,  #156: “This is the best account of the early Irish settlements in Texas…The settlements were made as a result of colonization contracts made in the 1820s by the Mexican government….Oberste also provides a fine narrative of the role of the Irish in the Texas Revolution and the Texas Republic.”  An important contribution to the history of  Texas’ early colonization.  310pp w/illustrations, foldout maps, appendices, index. HB/DJ, nice clean copy-- long out-of-print and very scarce……150.00 SOLD

 

90) Patoski, Joe Nick  GENERATIONS OF THE LAND: A Conservation Legacy 2011, 1st edition, college Station. Patoski visited eight of the families who received the Leopold Conservation Award, and presents those conversations about the families, their land, and their visions for a healthier world. 136pp w/ photos, index. HB/DJ, as new……….25.00

 

91) Patton, Jack & John Rosenfield, Jr. TEXAS HISTORY MOVIES 1970, enlarged replica of the 1928 original edition, Dallas.  These cartoons taught Texas history to at least two generations of the state’s school children, before the over-used phrase “politically correct” entered the American vocabulary. 217pp. Folio hardback with cloth spine and brightly illustrated cover, the back cover has large scuff mark, otherwise a very good copy….30.00

 

92) Pelzer, Louis  THE CATTLEMEN’S FRONTIER: A Record of the Trans-Mississippi Cattle Industry From Oxen Trains to Pooling Companies, 1850-1890  1936, 1st edition, The Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale. An important contribution to the literature of the cattle range. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “This is one of the best general histories of the cattle industry on the plains.” 351pp w/7 plates reproduced from contemporary drawings, a complete facsimile of the rare 62-page volume of “Cattle Brands owned by members of the Wyoming Stock Growers’ Association” in 1882, bib, index. HB maroon cloth w/gold embossed lettering..185.00

 

93) Perceval, Don [w/descriptive text by Clay Lockett] A NAVAJO SKETCH BOOK 1968, 2nd printing, Flagstaff.. The artist captures phases and traits of Navajo culture. 98pp. Folio HB/DJ….20.00

 

94) Price, Eugene H. OPEN RANGE RANCHING ON THE SOUTH PLAINS IN THE 1890’S 1967, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, Clarendon. Intro by Martha Downer Ellis. Cow outfits of the South Plains as remembered by the author: The Long S; the Barto and Fish outfits; the QIN, NUN, DZ, 9R, LFD, the Mallets, the High Lonesome, the INK, and others.  68pp. A foldout map in back pocket that is replica of a hand drawn map by the author showing brands and earmarks, locations of the various outfits in 1890, w/notes. Folio HB, green cloth [this copy is inscribed to historian/author Dean Krakel and SIGNED by Ellis …..125.00 SOLD

 

95) Renneberg, Robert C. THE WINCHESTER MODEL 94: The First 100 Years  1991, “first edition revised,” Iola. Fully illustrated with technical info on all models. 207pp w/illus, bibliography. HB blue leather w/pictorial cover, fine…..50.00 SOLD

 

96) Rice, Lee M. & Glenn R. Vernam THEY SADDLED THE WEST 1975, 1st edition, Cambridge. This book presents the history and development of the western saddle from the old vaquero rigs to modern-day saddles. A number of the more notable saddle-makers and companies are profiled. Ninety illustrations and photographs illustrate the ingenuity and artistry of these pioneer craftsmen. 190pp w/illustrations, index.  HB/DJ has very light edgewear, now in protective cover, very scarce…….150.00 SOLD

 

97) Ridings, Sam P.  THE CHISHOLM TRAIL: A History of the World’s Greatest Cattle Trail 1936, 1st edition, Guthrie.  Reese, SIX-SCORE: “The best book on the Chisholm Trail. The scope of the book actually extends beyond the trail to encompass much cattle lore from Texas and elsewhere.”  Adams, in SIX-GUNS, comments on that which is not necessarily about the trail: “...this book contains much on outlaws, the killing of Ed Short and Charlie Bryant, the Talbot raid, the Lincoln County War, and a chapter on Henry Brown.”  591pp w/photos, index, foldout map. HB black cloth w/pictorial cover……165.00

 

98) Roberts, Mrs. D.W.  A WOMAN’S REMINISCENCES OF SIX YEARS IN CAMP WITH THE TEXAS RANGERS 

1928, 1st edition, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “Known as the ‘Assistant Commander’ of Company D, [Mrs. Roberts] was in the field with her husband during most of his time of service. Her memoirs are full of incidents of tent life in West Texas, and include some photographs of the Rangers in the field and in camp.” Those seven photographs were taken by M.C. Ragsdale, of San Angelo, in 1878.  Contents: A Ranger’s Bride; Camp at Menard; Pay Day; A Tour of Duty in South Texas; Camp on San Saba; Camp on the Llano River near Junction City; New Mexico; An Adventure Near Nogales; Reunion of the Rangers at Menard; Our Golden Wedding. 64pp. Softcover, nice copy, very scarce……250.00 SOLD

 

99) Rosnek, Carl & Joseph Stacey SKYSTONE and SILVER: The Collector’s Book of Southwest Indian Jewelry  1976, 1st edition, Englewood Cliffs.  This is not a price guide, but a comprehensive all-inclusive look at Southwest Indian jewelry from its prehistoric roots. Hundreds of detailed full-color and black-and-white photos accompany the text that covers how Indian jewelry is and was made, tribal and individual specialties, contemporary vs. “traditional,” and investment advantages of individual styles. Plus, it gives essential facts on how to detect fakes, and much more.  166pp w/illustrations, glossary, index. Folio HB/DJ…..45.00

 

100) Rundell, Walter, Jr.  EARLY TEXAS OIL: A Photographic History, 1866-1936 1977, reprint, College Station. The author’s text and 328 contemporary photographs give a dramatic portrayal of life in Texas’ oil fields and boom towns in the early days. 260pp w/map, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ….35.00

 

101) Russell, Jim BOB FUDGE: Texas Trail Driver, Montana-Wyoming Cowboy, 1862-1933  1962, 1st edition, Denver. Fudge experienced many trail drives from Texas to Wyoming and Montana, and eventually settled there between the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers. 135pp w/photos. HB/DJ very good, scarce….135.00

 

102) Ryan, W.M. SHAMROCK AND TEXAS: The Story of the Catholic Heroes of Texas Independence 1936, 1st edition, Houston. 63pp w/illus. Softcover w/illustrated cover……25.00

 

103) Schmidt, Martin F. & Dee Brown  THE SETTLERS’ WEST 1965, reprint, NY. A pictorial history that defines the settlement of the west. 258pp w/photos, bibliography. Folio HB/DJ….22.50 SOLD

 

104) Sell, De Witt E. COLLECTOR’S GUIDE TO AMERICAN CARTRIDGE HANDGUNS  1963, 1st edition, Harrisburg. Detailed descriptions of each model. 244pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ…..22.50

 

105) Sonnichsen, C.L. TEN TEXAS FEUDS  1957, 1st edition, Norman. Ten stories of vigilantes, vendettas and violence in Texas during the turbulent era of reconstruction: including the Regulators and Moderators; the Hoodoos, the Heel Flies, The Mob, the Boots, the Sandals and other organizations formed to settle intolerable conditions, old grievances, and personal assaults. 248pp w/notes, bibliography, index. HB lacking dust jacket…..50.00

 

106) Stone, George W. THE WINCHESTER 1873 HANDBOOK 1973, 1st edition, East Lyme. A reference work with “a collection of facts and features pertinent to one of the most revolutionary and revered firearms of American history.”  134pp w/illus. HB black leather, fine copy……125.00 SOLD

 

107) Suydam, Charles R. THE AMERICAN CARTRIDGE: An Illustrated Study of the Rimfire Cartridge in the United States1960, revised edition, Alhambra. A profusely illustrated study and guide. 184pp w/illus, bib. HB/DJ……65.00

 

108) 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/DJ author’s SIGNED inscription is tipped onto the bottom of the half-title page, rare in dust jacket….425.00

 

109) Wallace, Ernest & E. Adamson Hoebel  THE COMANCHES: Lords of the South Plains  1952, 1st edition, Norman. One of the better studies of the Comanche tribe and their great traditions of warfare, life and customs. 381pp w/ill, bib, index.  HB…30.00 SOLD

 

110) [WARD COUNTY] WARD COUNTY,  1887-1977 circa 1978, 1st edition, Dallas.  664pp w/photos, historical articles, com-munity histories, over 250 pages of family histories, extensive index.  Folio HB tan leather w/embossed gold decoration …150.00 SOLD

 

111) Warner, C.A. TEXAS OIL & GAS SINCE 1543 2007, revised edition, Copano Bay Press.  Foreword by Ernest O. Thompson. The story of the individuals, the companies, and the formations that made Texas forever synonymous with oil. 509pp w/maps, charts, illus, appendices, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……..50.00 SOLD

 

112) Webb, Walter Prescott HISTORY AS HIGH ADVENTURE 1969, 1st trade edition, Pemberton Press, Austin. Webb speaks on the various aspects of history, its meaning and value for the future. 206pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..30.00

 

113) White, Gifford  1830 CITIZENS OF TEXAS  1983, 1st edition,  Eakin Press, Austin. “A substitute census for a period in Texas history where important records have not been published and are not accessible for genealogical research.”  It contains about 6,500 names from records that include Stephen F. Austin’s “Register of Families”; certificates and petitions for land from General Land Office files; titles in DeWitt’s Colony; and 1830 Mexican censuses of San Antonio and Nacogdoches. A useful genealogical research item! 282pp w/maps, illus., appendices, index. HB/DJ, fine copy….165.00 SOLD

 

114) Williamson, Harold F. WINCHESTER: The Gun That Won the West  1952, 1st edition, Sportsman’s Press, D.C. Chronological history and development of the innovative gun manufacturer.  494pp w/illustrations, appendices, index. Folio HB/DJ (dust jacket has some small chips, edgewear, now in protective cover)………..48.00 SOLD

 

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

 

116) Wooster, Robert [editor] RECOLLECTIONS OF WESTERN TEXAS: Descriptive and Narrative, Including An Indian Campaign, 1852-1855, Interspersed With Illustrative Anecdotes by Two of the U.S. Mounted Rifles  1995, limited edition of 300 copies, Book Club of Texas, Austin.  Preface by Robert M. Utley; illustrated with wood engravings from William H. Emory’s Report on the United States and Mexican Survey Boundary. This volume provides an interesting, informative, and often forgotten account of military activities in mid-nineteenth century South Texas. Also provides good information on flora, fauna and people of the era. 109pp w/illustrations, annotations, index, foldout map.  HB, fine copy, SIGNED by Wooster…….75.00

 

117) Worley, William S. [with paintings by Gil Rumsley] LEGACY OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL 1996, 1st trade edition, Kansas City. Explores the connections between the Trail of Yesterday and the Trail of Today.  Beautiful full-color art work. 100pp. Folio HB/DJ, SIGNED…..30.00

 

118) Wright, Bill  THE TEXAS OUTBACK: Ranching on the Last Frontier—A Photographic Portrait by June Redford Van Cleefs   2005, 1st edition, College Station. Foreword by Elmer Kelton; photography by June Redford Van Cleef. Oral narratives about life on the ranches in Texas’ trans-Pecos region accompanied by dramatic photographs by Wright. Kelton, in the Foreword says: This book is a compelling “record of a unique group of people and a way of life that seems to be disappearing before our eyes.” 178pp w/sources, photographer’s notes, index. Oblong folio, as new……49.95