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  CATALOG #285: November, 2018


1) Adams, Clarence S. & Tom E. Brown, Sr. THREE RANCHES WEST: A True Story of John S. Chisum, the Cowman Who Opened the West for the Cattle Trade 1972, 1st edition, NY. A well-researched historical novel based on the legendary career of cattleman John Chisum, with much on Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War. 589pp w/photo section, bibliography. HB/DJ [dust jacket has tiny chips, foxing at the spine, now in protective cover] very good copy, very scarce, SIGNED ……165.00 

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) [ARCHEOLOGY] PECOS RIVER STYLE ROCK ART: A Prehistoric Iconography by James Burr Harrison McRaae. 2018, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. An interpretive study of Pecos River style pictographs that are among the most complex forms of rock art in the world. 98pp w/map, illus, ref, index. HB boards w/pictorial cover, new [multi-copies available]…..34.95 

4) ]ARCHEOLOGY] CASAS GRANDES: A Fallen Trading Center of the Gran Chichimeca by Dr. Charles Di Peso. 1974, 1st edition, Northland Press, Flagstaff. THREE VOLUMES. Casas Grandes in northern Mexico was the center for an ancient culture that extended from Mexico into what is now parts of Arizona and California. From the publisher’s promotional insert: "Casas Grandes, a three-volume set, is the fascinating narrative of the monumental excavation and research which have been accomplished by The Amerind Foundation over the past fifteen years. Dr. Charles Di Peso and his colleagues have proposed new and unique theories concerning the people of Gran Chichimeca and the development, dissemination and decline of their cultures. This massive publication, documenting one of the most significant of arche-ological investigations, will be a landmark of anthropological scholarship." 1,200+ pages with over 780 photos, plus maps, extensive notes and bib, index. Three-volume set, HB black cloth volumes w/decorated covers…..the set = 100.00 SOLD 

5) [ARCHEOLOGY]  INDIAN ARTIFACTS by Virgil Y. Russell. 1951, 1st edition, Douglas. An illustrated reference book that tells how to hunt for artifacts; how to classify, identify and preserve them; and methods of mounting them.170pp w/index. HB..35.00 SOLD 

  A great new book by Ed Ashurst, one of my best-selling authors!

6) Ashurst, Ed CHARLIE GOULD: Memories of a Cowboy 2018, 1st edition, Douglas. Illustrated by Mike Capron. Gould, with Ed’s help, relates many adventures as a cowboy, and tells of some of the best—and worst-- characters he met along the way. Highly entertaining!  251pp w/illustrations ……..25.00 

7) Baker, T. Lindsay A FIELD GUIDE TO AMERICAN WINDMILLS 1985, reprint, Norman. Foreword by Donald E. Green.  “The first book ever to chronicle the evolution, manufacture, and use of American farm and ranch windmills. Not just a history, but also an actual identification guide to over 100 of the most common American windmills. A general handbook to the restoration of antique windmills.” 528pp, 376 w/illustrations, w/notes, appendices, biblio, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, as new…..95.00 

8) Barker, Eugene C. THE LIFE OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN: Founder of Texas 1793-1836 1968, reprint edition by De Capo Press, NY. 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.” 551pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good copy….45.00 SOLD 

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

10) Bartholomew, Ed  TEXAS GHOST TOWNS  ND, 1ST PRINTING, NP. Arranged alphabetically this guide gives locations and brief histories of hundreds of Texas ghost towns. 105pp. Softcover……….22.50 SOLD 

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

                 11b) Another copy--Geology of the Big Bend Region--also 1965 first edition but in a red cloth library binding (no library markings!)…..50.00 SOLD 

12) [BIG BEND] THE WHOLE DAMN CHEESE: Maggie Smith, Border Legend by Bill Wright. 2018, 1st edition, TCU Press, Fort Worth.  Maggie’s family history is virtually a history of the Texas frontier, and her story outlines  the beginnings and early development of Big Bend National Park. This book demonstrates why this remarkable frontier woman has become an indelible figure in the history of Texas. 140pp w/photos, notes, appendix. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]…….24.00 

13) [BIG BEND] THE BIG BEND OF THE RIO GRANDE: A Guidebook… by Ross A. Maxwell. 1971, 3rd printing, Austin. “A Guide to the Rocks, Landscape, Geologic History, and settlers of the area of  Big Bend National Park.” 138pp w/photos, maps, plate, foldouts in rear pocket. HB red cloth…….25.00 

14) Biggers, Don Hampton  BUFFALO GUNS AND BARBED WIRE: Two Frontier Accounts 1991,  special edition limited to 260 copies, issued by the Book Club of Texas. A combined reissue of  “Pictures of the Past” and “History That Will Never Be Repeated,” with: introduction by A.C. Greene; biography of Biggers by Seymour V. Connor; duotone photos by George Robertson and Erwin E. Smith. A journalist’s account of the last great buffalo hunters, and range stories about cattlemen and cowboys of West Texas. 241pp w/photos, map, notes, sources. Oblong folio cloth bound in ¼ cowhide, slipcased, and SIGNED  by A.C. Greene and the printer, inserted into the slipcase is an additional suite of the photographic images suitable for framing. Beautiful copy …..175.00 SOLD 

15) Bird, Isabella L.  A LADY’S LIFE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS  1965, reprint, OU Press Western Frontier Library series. A vivid account of an Englishwoman’s travels and adventures in the Rockies in the late 19th-century. 252pp w/ill. HB/DJ…..19.95 

16) Boswell, Angela WOMEN IN TEXAS HISTORY  2018, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. This is the first book to narrate the entire span of Texas women’s history from early Native societies to astronauts. 345pp w/map, photos, chapter notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple-copies available]……37.00 

17) Branch, E. Douglas THE HUNTING OF THE BUFFALO  1929, 1st edition, NY.  "Tells all about the marvelous and useful animal that once roamed the American plains. Its gradual extermination is chronicled by E. Douglas Branch, who drew on rich materials, including Indian legends, old letters and diaries, and tales of frontier travelers-- how the Indians hunted him; the coming of the white man; the building of the transcontinental railroads that dispersed the great herds; and the massacre of the buffalo for meat and hides.” 240pp w/illustrations and photos, index. HB green cloth, ex-library copy w/usual markings…..85.00 

18) Brown, John K. THE BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, 1831-1915: A Study in American Industrial Practice 1995, 1st printing, Baltimore. A history of the company hailed as the largest maker of heavy machinery in Gilded Age America. 328pp w/illus, charts, index. Trade paperback…..35.00 SOLD 

19) Brune, Gunnar SPRINGS OF TEXAS 1981, 1st edition, College Station.   “A classic work of Texas natural history that provides the only thorough treatment of more than 2,900 springs in 183 Texas counties.  The book also includes an in-depth discussion of the general characteristics of springs...” Nine color foldout maps (loose in a rear pocket) locate the state’s springs and seeps, spring aquifers, mineral springs, and early trails related to springs. 566pp w/272 black & white photos, 38 line drawings and maps, glossary, references, index. Folio HB green cloth, very good, exceedingly scarce…250.00 

20) Bryant, Tom & Joel Bernstein  A TASTE OF TEXAS RANCHING: Cooks & Cowboys Foreword by Elmer Kelton. 1995, 2nd printing. A historical guide to many modern-day Texas ranches and their cooks, with many home-style recipes thrown in. 240pp w/photos. Trade paper, new [multi-copies available]……..21.95 

21) Cahill, Marie & Tom Debolski  NORTH AMERICAN STEAM: A Photographic History  1991, 1st edition, NY. A well-illustrated history of North America’s railroad industry with over 300 photOs, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, near fine…22.50 SOLD 

22) [CALLAHAN COUNTY] I REMEMBER CALLAHAN: History of Callahan County, Texas 1986, 1st edition, Dallas.  475pp with many photos; historical articles; church & community histories; family histories; index. Folio HB tan cloth...125.00 

23) [CALLAHAN COUNTY] CROSSTIES TO CALLAHAN by Jay D. Williams.  Author recalls his first fourteen years in Baird, Texas. Period photos, and some good history intertwined. 149pp w/map, illus. HB tan cloth with decorations….50.00 

24) [CALLAHAN COUNTY] EARLY DAYS IN CALLAHAN COUNTY  BY Brutus Clay Chrisman. 1966, 1st edition, Abilene.  A comprehensive history of the county and region: Ranald McKenzie, Robert E. Lee; Fort Chadbourne, Camp Cooper, Buffalo bone trade; ranching; John Hittson; Western Cattle Trail; military telegraph; Indian fights; Warren Wagon train massacre; John Ledbetter and the Ledbetter Salt Works; early pioneers; much more. 356pp w/photos. HB/DJ very good…….125.00

25) [CALLAHAN COUNTY] INDEX TO “Early Days in Callahan County” compiled by Sonia Walker. 1983, 1st printing, np. 66pp. A typescript bound in blue wrappers and protected in a Bro-Dart durasaver cover, rare……..50.00 

26) [CAMERON COUNTY] BROWNSVILLE: A Pictorial History 1982, 1st limited edition, Norfolk. A history from days of the Karankawa Indians and Spanish explores to 20th century ranchers. 224pp w/photos, index. Folio HB/DJ, SIGNED….45.00 

27) Carter, Capt. Robert G. THE OLD SERGEANT’S STORY: Winning the West From the Indians and Bad Men in 1870 to 1876  1926, 1st edition, NY.  The reminiscences of Sergeant John B. Charlton who served with Carter in the 4th Cavalry under Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie. The regiment conducted a series of successful operations against the Kiowa, Comanche and Kickapoo Indians on the Texas frontier.  The unit also chased and captured fugitives and deserters and some of these incidents are included. 220pp w/photos. HB red cloth, a clean, tight copy w/faded spine, light wear along the cover boards, exceedingly scarce…….475.00


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

 29) Charles, Mrs. Tom MORE TALES OF THE TULAROSA 1959, 3rd printing,  Alamogordo. Compiled and designed by Carl Hertzog. Frontier stories of New Mexico. Chapters on George Coe; the mystery of the  Lincoln canes; Lincoln County; Otero County; and more. 70pp w/photos………35.00 SOLD 

30) Charles, Mrs. Tom MORE TALES OF THE TULAROSA 1966, 1st trade edition, Alamogordo. Compiled and designed by Carl Hertzog. Frontier stories of New Mexico. Chapters on George Coe; the mystery of the  Lincoln canes; Lincoln County; Otero County; and more. 59pp w/photos. Softcover, SIGNED……35.00 SOLD 

31) [CISNEROS, JOSE] ) JOSE CISNEROS: An Artist’s Journey by John O. West. 1993, 1st edition, El Paso. Includes an extensive biography of Cisneros, plus representative reproductions of much of the artist’s works from media illustrations to stained glass. 195pp, profusely illustrated.  Folio HB/DJ, SIGNED by West & Cisneros on the half-title page, (previous owner’s inscription on front free endpaper) otherwise a fine copy…..70.00

                 31b) Another copy – Jose Cisneros: An Artist’s Journey –1993, 1st edition, Fine copy, not signed….55.00 

32) Clayton, Lawrence CONTEMPORARY RANCHES OF TEXAS  2001, 1st edition, Austin.  Black- and-white photography by Wyman Meinzer.  Through Clayton's words and Meinzer's photographs, you will visit sixteen working Texas ranches: Alta Vista, Canales, Catarina, O'Connor, and Ray in South Texas; R. A. Brown, Chimney Creek, Goodnight, J A, Moorhouse, Nail, and Renderbrook Spade in the Panhandle and Northwest Texas; and Henderson Cove, Hudspeth River, Long X, and Hoskins 101 in the Trans-Pecos. Many of these ranches trace their beginnings to the open range days. 166pp w/photos, bib. Folio HB/DJ…45.00 

33) Cleaveland, Agnes Morley  NO LIFE FOR A LADY 1941, early reprint, Boston. Author recounts her life on a ranch in central New Mexico. 356pp w/illustrations, endpaper maps. HB lacks dust jacket…….25.00 

34) Cole, D.C.  THE CHIRICAHUA APACHE, 1846-1876: From War to Reservation  1988, 1st edition, Albuquerque. The author, a Chiricahua Apache himself, gives a look at his people’s view of the universe, their culture and their history. 219pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..55.00  SOLD

35) Colt, Paul BOUNTY OF GREED: The Lincoln County War 2017, 1st edition, Farmington Hills. A fact-based novel set amid the violence of the Lincoln County War. 327pp. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available] ………..25.95 

36) [COMANCHE COUNTY] COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORY: Comanche County Family Histories created by Fredda Davis Jones.2008, 1st edition, Comanche. TWO VOLUMES. 1184pp w/photos, index. Folio hardbacks bound in maroon leather with gold and silver decorations, beautiful set of two volumes……….195.00 

37) Conley, Robert J. A CHEROKEE ENCYCLOPEDIA 2007, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  A quick historical reference for many of the places, things and people associated with the three federally recognized groups of Cherokees: the Cherokee Nation, The Eastern Band of Cherokees, and the Keetoowah band. 278pp w/bibliographic essay. HB/DJ as new…….24.95 

38) [CORYELL COUNTY] CORYELL COUNTY SCRAPBOOK by Mildred Watkins Mears. 1985, revised edition, Texian Press, Waco. A good history of the county and its people with chapters on development, Gatesville, Indian depredations, education, social life, men in uniform, and much more. 286pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ near fine…..45.00 

39) Cowdrey, Mike, and Ned & Jody Martin, w/contributions by Winfield Coleman  AMERICAN INDIAN HORSE MASKS  2006, 1st edition, Nicasio. An interesting study of a centuries old tradition, with over 200 illustrations (150 in full color), that looks at 45 historic Indian horse masks from museums and private collections.  Most date from the 19th century, all but one prior to 1915. Scores of other masks are illustrated by 18th and 19th century Indian paintings and drawings on rock, leather, cloth, and paper, and by historic photographs. 106pp w/bibliography, index. Large oblong folio HB/DJ, fine copy…..65.00 

40) Cox, Mike RED ROOSTER COUNTRY 1970, 1st edition, Hereford. A collection of stories about events and characters in West Texas. (The Red Rooster is the logo of the San Angelo Standard-Times newspaper, and the title is a reference to that paper’s  circulation area at the time this book was published.)114pp w/photos, index.  Folio HB w/pictorial cover,….35.00 

41) Crandall, Judy COWGIRLS: Early Images and Collectibles  1994, 1st edition, Atglen. A profusely illustrated guide for historians and collectors of cowgirl collectibles. Folio HB red leather w/silver decorations, fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED….60.00 SOLD 

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

43) Davis, Robert E. [editor] DIARY OF WILLIAM BARRETT TRAVIS: Hero of the Alamo 1966, 1st edition, Waco. A personal record of Travis’s life from August, 1833 to June, 1834 served as a diary, business journal, record of legal cases and expense book, giving insight into the era when Texas was still a part of Mexico. 206pp w/notes, illus, index. HB/DJ……75.00 SOLD 

44) Davis, Wallace CORDUROY ROAD: The Story of Glenn H. McCarthy  1951, 1st edition, Anson Jones Press, Houston. The biography of the “King of the Texas Wildcatters.” 282pp w/photos. HB/DJ (dust jacket worn, now in protective cover)…85.00 SOLD 

45) Debo, Angie THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CHOCTAW REPUBLIC  1961, 1st printing of the new edition, The Civilization of the American Indian Series,  Norman. A well-researched historical record of one of the Five Civilized Tribes that was forced to migrate from its homelands in the South and settle on reservations in Oklahoma Territory. 314pp w/maps, photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ, a few pages have underlining……35.00 SOLD 

46) Denhardt, Robert Moorman THE KING RANCH QUARTER HORSES 1970, 1st edition, Norman.  The complete story of the King Ranch Quarter horse, how they were bred and what they have achieved. “The book is an absorbing tour of the remarkable world of the King Ranch.” 256pp w/map, photos, appendices, bibliography, index.  Folio HB/DJ, very good copy…..55.00 

47) Denhardt, Robert Moorman THE HORSE OF THE AMERICAS 1947, 1st edition, Norman. Foreword by J. Frank Dobie. A comprehensive account of the arrival, spread, and development of the Spanish horse in America. 286pp w/photos, appendices, bibliographical sketch, index. HB/DJ….35.00 SOLD 

48) Dewlen, Al THE BONE PICKERS 1958, 1st edition, 1st printing, McGraw-Hill, NY. A realistic and controversial novel of Texas that reddened the faces of certain Amarillo families. 408pp. HB gray cloth….125.00


49) Dobie, J. Frank & John William Rogers  FINDING LITERATURE ON THE TEXAS PLAINS: With a Representative Bibliography of Books on the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie 1931, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, Dallas. Listings by Dobie in this book were his first attempt at compiling a bibliography on Southwest literature. 57pp w/frontispiece photo of Dobie. HB tan boards w/maroon cloth covered spine, very good…….100.00 SOLD

               49b) Another edition-Finding Literature on the Texas Plains—1931, 1st trade edition, very good…..85.00 SOLD 

50) Dobie, J. Frank  THE BEN LILLY LEGEND  1950, reprint, Boston. Frontispiece illustrations by Tom Lea.  The story of Ben Lilly who was once “chief huntsman” for Teddy Roosevelt, and was widely known for his skill at hunting bear and mountain lions in Texas and New Mexico.  HB/DJ, very good copy…..45.00 

51) Dobie, J. Frank TALES OF OLD-TIME TEXAS 1955, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrated by Barbara Latham.  Dobie relates some of his favorite tales and legends about well-known characters and animals. 336pp w/notes and credits, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket has chips along the top edge, now in protective cover)….55.00 SOLD 

52) Erickson, John R. PANHANDLE COWBOY  1999, 2nd edition, Denton. Foreword by Larry McMurtry; photos by Bill Ellzey. A classic description about the cowboy and his way of life as lived on the Crown Ranch in the Oklahoma Panhandle. 207pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……..35.00 SOLD 

53) Erwin, Allen A.  THE SOUTHWEST OF JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, 1841-1922 1965, 1st edition, Glendale. Forwards by Ramon F. Adams and William McLeod Raine. Slaughter was a pioneer cattleman and trail-driver of Texas and Arizona, and sheriff of Tombstone. Associates of the lawman/rancher included Big Foot Wallace, Ben Thompson, James H., Cook, The Earps, Tom Horn, Al Sieber, the Apache Kid, Geronimo, Pancho Villa, just to name a few.  The index looks like a virtual “Who’s Who” of Old West characters. 368pp w/photos, foldout map, biblio, index. HB red cloth scuffed, slightly bent…..50.00 [condition noted] SOLD 

54) [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……150.00 

55) Fenley, Florence  HEART FULL OF HORSES  1975, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Foreword by Belle Fenley Edwards. A memorable selection of twenty-two true stories about horses and the people who worked with them in the Texas border country. 180pp w/photo section (that’s worth the price of the book!)  HB/DJ, fine copy……65.00 SOLD 

56) Fergusson, Erna MURDER & MYSTERY IN NEW MEXICO 1948, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  Frontispiece by Peter Hurd.  Adams, SIX-GUNS: “A well-written book with chapters on several of the New Mexico outlaws, such as Vicente Silva, Billy the Kid, and Tom Ketchum...Her chapters on Vicente and Ketchum are more reliable...” There are also chapters on the mysterious death of Colonel Fountain and his son; the vigilantes of Socorro; more.  192pp w/photos, endpaper map. HB/DJ, fine, SIGNED…..55.00 

57) Flood, Elizabeth Clair COWGIRLS: Women of the Wild West  2000, 1st edition, Santa Fe. Payst tribute to the life and legacy of pioneer women who worked on ranches, performed in Wild West shows, and competed in the rodeo arena. 450 images. 224pp w/illus, index. Folio HB/DJ, nice copy…..25.00 SOLD 

58) [GEOLOGY, TEXAS] THE GEOLOGY OF THE GLASS MOUNTAINS, TEXAS  1930, 1st edition, Austin.  Volume One only: “Descriptive Geology” by Philip Burke King 162pp w/maps in rear pocket, illustrations, photo plates, bibliography, index.  Folio HB, maroon cloth w/gold lettering…..45.00 SOLD 

59) Glasrud, Bruce A. & Harold J. Weiss, Jr. [editors] TRACKING THE TEXAS RANGERS The Nineteenth Century 2012, 1st edition, Denton. A collection of revisionist essays that covers topics such as the Great Comanche Raid of 1840; The Cortina War; Cynthia Ann Parker, John Wesley Hardin, and more. 358pp w/illustrations, sources, index. HB/DJ, as new….29.95 

60) Glasrud, Bruce A. & Harold J. Weiss, Jr. [editors] TRACKING THE TEXAS RANGERS The Twentieth Century 2013, 1st  edition, Denton. This second collection of essays by notable historians looks at the use of Texas Rangers in labor disputes, the oil boom towns, in race issues, and in the Tejano civil rights movement. 286pp w/ill, sources, index. HB/DJ, as new…29.95 

61) Goddard, Ruth PORFIRIO SALINAS 1975, 1st edition, Rock House Press, Austin. This book provides an account of Salinas' rise from obscurity to international fame. Includes six full color reproductions which are tipped in, plus reproductions of 14 more paintings. 95pp w/illus, noted, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, near fine…125.00 SOLD 

62) Goodwin, Grenville THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION of the WESTERN APACHE  1942, 1st edition, Chicago. Describes and compares the social organization of the various divisions and bands of the Western Apache which resided in the mountains of eastern Arizona. 701pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ near fine copy…..85.00 

63) Green, Dr. Ben K. THE COLOR OF HORSES: The Scientific and Authoritative Identification of the Color of the Horse 1974, 1st edition, Flagstaff.  With 34 full-color paintings by Darol Dickinson.  Green “has taken the research of thirty years and created an easily-read and well-documented book on how color occurs and can be identified in horses.”  A real treasure for horse-lovers.  127pp.  Folio HB/DJ, fine copy….150.00 

64) Green, Ben K.  HORSE TRADIN’ 1969, 1st edition,, NY.  Twenty entertaining stories about horse tradin’ from the master yarn spinner.  HB/DJ  very good copy, SIGNED………75.00 

65) Green, Ben K. SOME MORE HORSE TRADIN’ 1972, 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Joe Beeler. 255pp. Entertaining yarns. HB/DJ very good copy……..40.00 

66) Greene, A.C. SKETCHES FROM THE FIVE STATES OF TEXAS  1998, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. A collection of Greene’s essays from his Dallas Morning News columns, with some family memoir thrown in.176pp. HB/DJ..30.00 

67) Greene, A.C. THE LAST CAPTIVE 1972, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, Encino Press, Austin. This is a third version of the story originally published as INDIANOLOGY in 1899, and again in 1927 by J. Marvin Hunter as NINE YEARS AMONG THE INDIANS. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “Greene issued a version combining the two earlier versions as well as other accounts of Lehmann into a single narrative...a triumph of editing and scholarship...At the end of each chapter, Greene analyzes the previous text, compares the previous two versions, introduces supporting material from other sources, and offers cogent commentary.” 161pp with photos, bibliography. HB cloth and ¼ leather, fine copy, numbered and SIGNED, in slipcase……250.00 SOLD


68) Haley, J. Evetts FORT CONCHO AND THE TEXAS FRONTIER  1952, 1st edition, San Angelo. Designed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. Haley’s classic history of  the frontier military outpost and the West Texas country that surrounds it. Chapters on the Great Comanche War Trail; the stage-coach mail; founding and building of Fort Concho; Mackenzie and his Indian campaigns; Grierson and Shafter; “Nolan’s Lost Nigger Expedition;” racial troubles on the Conchos; transportation and supply; everyday life at the post; more. 352pp w/maps, illus, index. HB very good copy lacks dust jacket, scarce………….135.00 

69) Haley, J. Evetts, Jr. [editor] COWBOYS WHO RODE PROUDLY: Carrying Cattle…and the Methods of Handling Them edited by Evetts Haley, Jr. 1992, 1st edition, Midland.  Has 28 biographical essays about life on the range after the closing of the South-western frontier. Some folks featured include Clay McGonagill; the Cowboy Keltons; Bill Scarborough; John Selman; Young Bell, Tom Blasingame; and many other characters of the West. Fifteen contributors, including Elmer Kelton; Jane Pattie; Lawrence Clayton; Paul Patterson and others.  Illustrated by 11 artists, including Joe Beeler; Tom Ryan; Wayne Baize, and others.) 287pp w/index. Folio HB/DJ……59.95 

70) Haley, J. Evetts THE ALAMO MISSION BELL 1974, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, Midland.  Haley recounts the story of five Texans who, in 1974, pooled their credit and bought back the Alamo Mission Bell that had somehow wound up with an antique dealer in Tennessee. There is also a retelling of the Alamo’s part in the Texas Revolution.  HB, as new (no jacket as issued)….30.00  

71) Hill, Jim Dan  THE TEXAS NAVY: In Forgotten Battles and Shirtsleeve Diplomacy  1987, facsimile reprint of the 1937 original, Austin. History of the Texas Navy and its importance during and after the Texas Revolution. 224pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB blue cloth…..30.00 SOLD 

72) Holden, William Curry ALTON HUTSON: Reminiscences of a South Plains Youth  1975, 1st edition, San Antonio. Memoir about life in the Texas Panhandle in the early years of the 20th Century. 152pp w/photos, index. Folio HB….30.00 

73) 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 rough exterior, outer front hinge beginning to frey, inscribed/SIGNED…….40.00 

74) House, Boyce TEXAS TREASURE CHEST 1956, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Stories of Texas that include legends and romance, longhorns and other animals, cowboys and gunfighters, and more. 187pp. Folio HB/DJ (dj slightly edgeworn, now in protective cover) ……40.00 SOLD 

75) [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……..40.00


76) [IRION COUNTY] A HISTORY OF IRION COUNTY by Leta Crawford. 1966, 1st edition, Waco. A comprehensive history of the county that covers the county’s earliest days to the 1960s. 152pp w/photos, appendices, index; errata laid in. HB/DJ…..35.00


Stories of the greatest Texas Rangers!

77) Ivey, Darren L. THE RANGER IDEAL: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, Volume 1  2017, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. Capsule biographies of the seven inductees who served Texas before the Civil War. He begins with Stephen F. Austin, “the Father of Texas,” then covers John C. Hays, Ben McCulloch, Samuel H. Walker, William A. A. “Bigfoot” Wallace, John S. Ford, and Lawrence Sul Ross. 672pp w/illus, endnotes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]………39.95


78) Ivey, Darren L. THE RANGER IDEAL: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, Volume 2 2018, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. Here are the stories of  twelve more Texas Ranger Hall of Fame inductees:  John B. Jones, Leander H. McNelly, John B. Armstrong, James B. Gillett, Jesse Lee Hall, George W. Baylor, Bryan Marsh, and Ira Aten, James A. Brooks, William J. McDonald, John R. Hughes, and John H. Rogers. 798pp w/endnotes, bib, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……….44.95


79) Jackson, A.T. MILLS OF YESTERYEAR  1971, 1st edition, El Paso. An interesting study of the long history of gristmills in Texas which give a unique look at pioneer life as it was lived in the mill settlements. 103pp w/map, illus, bib. HB blue cloth….30.00 SOLD 

80) Jenkins, John Holmes, III (editor) RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY TEXAS: The Memoirs of John Holland Jenkins 1964, 2nd printing, Austin. Foreword by J. Frank Dobie.  Jenkins witnessed many historic events in Texas’ early days.  At the age of thirteen, his stepfather died in the Alamo, leaving young Jenkins as head of the family on the frontier wilderness.  His chronicle provides one of the best firsthand accounts of the Runaway Scrape, plus he tells of his later years in which he fought as a Texas Ranger, participated in the Plum Creek Battle and the campaigns of 1842, and fought in the last Civil War battle at Palmetto Ranch. There are also chapters on Austin’s colony; the Comanches, Caddoes and Cherokees; the Mier Expedition; and the Texan Santa Fe Expedition. 307pp w/illustrations, notes, bib., index. HB/DJ….35.00 SOLD 

81) Keleher, William A. TURMOIL IN NEW MEXICO 1846-1868 1952, 1st edition, Santa Fe. A comprehensive history that deals primarily with New Mexico during the period cited, but also contains information on Arizona which was a part of New Mexico until 1863. 534pp w/photos, sources, index.  HB/DJ very good copy…..45.00


82) Kendrick, Robb [photographer] STILL: Cowboys at the Start of the Twenty-First Century 2008, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. Tintypes by Kendrick. “An eloquent collection of tintype cowboy photographs taken on ranches across 14 states, as well as in British Columbia, Canada and Mexico. The [148] photographs reveal the rich variety of people who are drawn to the cowboying life…Kendrick tells the backstory of the project in his photographer’s notes, while also inter-weaving stories from the cowboys themselves.” 232pp. HB/DJ, new……..50.00 

83) King, Dick GHOST TOWNS OF TEXAS 1953. 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Brief histories of many of Texas’ obscure towns of the past. 140pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB blue cloth…..35.00 SOLD 

84) [LEA, TOM] THE ART OF TOM LEA 1989, 1st edition, College Station.  Compiled by Kathleen G. Hjerter, with an introduction by William Weber Johnson; a new.  This volume makes available, in black and white and full-color reproductions, the full range of Lea’s work. 256pp w/index.  Oblong folio HB/DJ, fine copy…100.00 SOLD 

85) [LUBBOCK COUNTY]  A PLACE SET APART: The History of Ransom Canyon (and Bits of West Texas History)  by Elleta Nolte. 1996, 1st printing, Lubbock. A history of the community of Ransom Canyon  and the lake of the same name (near Lubbock) that is laced with events of the past that pertain to the Southern Plains. An interesting book that is well-researched and documented. 199pp w/photos, sources, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies] SIGNED……16.95 

86) Maddux, Vernon R. JOHN HITTSON: Cattle King on the Texas and Colorado Frontier  1994, 1st edition, Niwot.  A colorful portrait of a poor dirt farmer who became one of the country’s wealthiest cattlemen.  He was associated with Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, C.C. Slaughter, and Kit Carson, to name a few.  And even served as sheriff of Palo Pinto county.  He was witness to many historical events, including the recapture of Cynthia Ann Parker, and the aftermath of the Kiowa attack on the Warren Wagontrain. 214pp w/maps, photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ very good copy except for soiling at rear endpaper……40.00 

87) Malm, Gerhard A., D.V.M. BITS AND BRIDLES: An Encyclopedia 1996, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, Grasshopper Pub., Valley Falls. An illustrated guide to bits and bridles, with history and information on controlling a horse with these accoutrements. 549pp w/illus, ref, index. Folio HB leather w/pictorial cover, numbered and SIGNED, handsome book!....140.00 

88) Manaster, Jane JAVELINAS: Collared Peccaries of the Southwest 2006, reprint, Lubbock. An interesting study of the javelina. Includes some tales of early explorers who encounter the wild pig. 79pp w/photos, ref. Softcover, new …….19.95 

89) 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 

90) Maverick, Mary A. MEMOIRS OF MARY A. MAVERICK: San Antonio’s First American Woman 1921, 1st edition, 1st issue with printer’s errors (see Jenkins, BTB #140), San Antonio. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “One of the most interesting and important narratives of life in Texas in the 1830’s and 1840’s.” Author’s husband was Samuel A. Maverick, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and an important historical figure in early Texas from 1835 to 1861. Her engrossing and colorful memoirs reflect life in Texas during that period, plus she gives a reliable eyewitness account of the Council House Fight, accounts of other Indian fights in which her husband and Ranger Jack Hays took part; and a personal glimpse of social life of both Anglos and Mexicans who remained in Texas after San Jacinto.  There is also an appendix which tells of the origin of the term “maverick”; some letters relating to the Alamo buildings, and much more.  Plus there are some interesting old photos.  An important publication. 136pp w/errata pasted in, illustrations. Stiff softcover, sound copy, tightly bound, very scarce….100.00

91) Masterson, V.V. THE KATY RAILROAD AND THE LAST FRONTIER 1953, 2nd printing, Norman. Traces the Katy’s history from its earliest beginnings and tells of  its failings and achievements, and much more. 312pp  w/many photos, 14 maps, biblio, index. HB/DJ chipped at edges, in protective cover…..25.00 SOLD 

92) McGinty, Brian  THE OATMAN MASSACRE: A Tale of Desert Captivity and Survival  2005, 2nd printing, Norman.  Explores the background, development and aftermath of the tragedy.  Olive Oatman is remembered for the Mohave tattoos on her chin. 258pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…….27.95 

93) 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 HB/DJ, as new, SIGNED by Meinzer....85.00 SOLD 

94) Middleton, John W. HISTORY OF THE REGULATORS AND MODERATORS and the SHELBY COUNTY WAR IN 1841 AND 1842, in the Republic of Texas…1953, facsimile reprint of the 1883 original by Frontier Times Publishing House, Grand Prairie. Foreword by J. Marvin Hunter. Middleton was a participant in the Shelby County difficulties and gives a history of the War that occurred during Texas’ days as a Republic.  He includes accounts of Indian fights occurring in the 1850s as well. 49pp. Softcover….50.00 SOLD 

95) Miles, Ray KING OF THE WILDCATTERS: The Life and Times of Tom Slick, 1883-1930 1996, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. This biography gives the eader a taste of life in the early days of the oil business iin Kansas and Oklahoma. 166pp w/maps, illus, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, review slip laid in…..30.00 SOLD 

96) Morgan, David W. WHIPS and WHIPMAKING: With a Practical Introduction to Braiding 1972, 1st edition, Cambridge. Whips: uses and types; design and construction; use of whips; plaiting; and more. 132pp w/illus. HB/DJ……35.00 SOLD 

97) Myres, Samuel D. THE PERMIAN BASIN : Era of Discovery From the Beginning to the Depression 1973, 1st trade edition 1973, , El Paso. Drawings by Jose Cisneros; typographical consultant Carl Hertzog.  A comprehensive history of the Permian Basin ranching and oil-producing region of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. Includes full description of the topography, climate, resources and population; background history from time of the Spanish explorers up to the 1930s; much on ranching and ranching personalities; a lot on the oilmen and geologists who made the early searches for oil and their subsequent discoveries; and much more. 708pp w/photos, maps, endpaper maps, appendix, biblio, index. HB/DJ, ….55.00 

98) Myers, Samuel D. THE PERMIAN BASIN: Era of Advancement, From the Depression to the Present 1977, 1st trade edition, El Paso. Drawings by Jose Cisneros. An extensive follow up to the previous volume, this sequel gives a year by year account of the expanding oil and gas industry by geographical division, i.e. The Central Basin Platform, The Midland Basin, and four others.  Also offers a comparison of New Mexico oil fields to those in West Texas, and much more. 624pp w/photos, charts, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED…….70.00 SOLD 

99) Myrick, David F. RAILROADS OF ARIZONA Volume I, The Southern Roads  1975, 1st edition, Berkeley.  This volume depicts the history of all the railroads in southern Arizona along the Mexican border. 477pp w/542 illustrations, 55 special maps, index. Folio HB/DJ (dust jacket showing some edgewear, now in protective cover)……75.00 SOLD

100) Myrick, David F. RAILROADS OF ARIZONA Volume II, Phoenix and the Central Roads  1980, 1st edition, Berkeley.  “This impressive volume continues Myrick’s comprehensive history of the railroads of Arizona by focusing on the lines built to serve the Salt River Valley and the towns and mines along the Gila River.” 499pp w/many photos, maps, index. Folio HB/DJ (dj has 3 inch chat at top of spine, now in protective cover)….75.00 SOLD

101) Myrick, David F. RAILROADS OF ARIZONA Volume III, Clifton, Arizona and Metcalf Rails and Copper Mines, Arizona Locomotive Roster 1984, 1st edition, Berkeley. A wealth of information about mining, camps and cities and their supporting railroads. 342pp w/335 illus, maps, index. Folio HB/DJ, near fine copy…75.00 SOLD 

102) Nordyke, Lewis NUBBIN RIDGE My Boyhood on a Texas Farm 1960, 1st edition, NY. Nordyke gives a nostalgic account of his youthful days in the Texas Panhandle during the decade from 1910-1919. 264pp. HB/DJ very good copy….75.00 

103) Otero, Miguel Antonio MY NINE YEARS AS GOVERNOR OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, 1897-1906 1940, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Foreword by Marion Dargan.  From the foreword: “[Otero] gives us an interesting account of the ups and downs of a territorial governor at the turn of the [twentieth] century…Train robbers [including Ketchum gang] and politicians, congressmen and chorus girls all play their part in the narrative…” 404pp w/notes, appendix, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket worn at edges, now in protective cover) scarce, especially in dust jacket…..110.00 SOLD 

104) Pearce, W. M. THE MATADOR LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY 1982, 2nd printing, Norman.  Reese, SIX-SCORE: :One of the best modern ranch histories.  The Matador was a Scottish owned ranch of vast proportions.  Its history is interesting not only as a prominent ranch, but also as a case study of what happened to [foreign] investors after the cattle boom was over.”.  244pp w/photos, maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……55.00 SOLD 

105) Peterson, William J. STEAMBOATING ON THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI 1968, 2nd expanded edition, Iowa City. History and lore of the steamboat era of Mark Twain: steamboat races; freighting; the Indian and the steamboat; steamboats and the military; life on the deck and in the cabin; when captains ruled like kings; so much more. 575pp w/endpaper maps, illustrations, references, index. HB/DJ book is fine, dust jacket edgeworn and has water stain……35.00 

106) [RAILROADS] FROM OX-TEAMS TO EAGLES: A History of the Texas and Pacific Railway circa 1946, 1st edition, np. This interesting history of the railroad covers its history from its beginnings until WWII. It also contains some information on Sam Bass and his gang’s train robberies. 49pp w/illus. Folio stiff wrappers, fine condition, scarce..…..50.00 SOLD 

107) Reed, S. G. A HISTORY OF THE TEXAS RAILROADS, And of Transportation Conditions Under Spain and Mexico and the Republic and the State  1941, 1st “Limited Edition, Advance Subscription Copy,” Houston. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “One of the most comprehensive studies of the railroading history of any state, this is by far the best on Texas railroads...[It] contains 58 chapters that include transportation by water and wagon, pioneer railroad efforts during the republic, government ownership plans, and the building of the first railroad in Texas in 1853.” 822pp w/index.  HB/no DJ, blue cloth cover is scuffed, spine frayed, numbered and SIGNED………….150.00 [condition noted] SOLD 

108) Rickey, Don, Jr.  $10 HORSE, $40 SADDLE: Cowboy Clothing, Arms, Tools and Horse Gear of the 1880’s 1976, 1st edition, Old Army Press, Ft. Collins. An interesting narrative that gives an authentic look at the old-time cowboy along with detailed information about the gear he used. 135pp w/illustrations, biblio.  Oblong HB/DJ, fine copy…..35.00 SOLD 

109) Rister, Carl Coke BORDER CAPTIVES: The Traffic In Prisoners By Southern Plains Indians, 1835-1875 1940, 1st edition, Norman. Jenkins, BTB: “This is the best analytical account of Texas Indian captives....The work is more than a series of cruel episodes; it is a sociological study of the effects of this traffic on Indian life as well as on the captives, themselves.” 220pp w/illustrations, 2 foldout maps, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, very scarce….125.00 

110) Rister, Carl Coke COMANCHE BONDAGE: Beale’s Settlement of Dolores and Sarah Horn’s Narrative of Her Captivity 1955, 1st edition, Glendale. Jenkins, BTB (p. 468): “Rister’s Comanche Bondage relates to the outpost of Beales Colony [Val Verde County] and to the more specific captivity of Sarah Ann Horn, including a complete annotated reprint of A Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Horn, and Her Two Children, with Mrs. Harris, by the Comanche Indians [published in 1839].” In the first section of the book, Rister traces the short-lived attempt by Beale to found a settlement in the heart of Comanche country on Las Moras Creek in South Texas in 1834. 210pp w/illustrations, map, notes, biblio, index, HB bluegreen cloth……85.00 SOLD 

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

112) Rye, Edgar THE QUIRT AND THE SPUR: Vanishing Shadows of the Texas Frontier 1967, facsimile reprint, Austin. A new introduction by James M. Day.  Stories about the wild days of buffalo hunting and Indian fighting on the Plains; much on ranching around Fort Griffin and Albany in Shackelford County, Texas; material on John Larn and his death; more. Reese SIX-SCORE: “[The first edition] of this book has become rare because a prominent ranching family felt themselves slandered by some remarks in it and destroyed all the copies they could purchase.” 363pp w/illus. HB w/decorated cover…30.00

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

114) Sonnichsen, C.L. THE EL PASO SALT WAR OF 1877  1961, 2nd edition,1st state, El Paso. Typography by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Jose Cisneros.  [Commonly referred to as “Hertzog Edition” w/letter “b” pasted to correct error on p61] 68pp w/references, index. HB/DJ, fine copy., SIGNED by Hertzog...50.00 

115) Sonnichsen, C.L. COWBOYS AND CATTLE KINGS: Life on the Range Today   1950, 1st edition, Norman.  “Presents a highly important evaluation of what has happened to the cattle raiser of the High Plains and Rocky Mountains since the fencing of the open range.”  316pp w/illus, sources, index. HB/DJ slightly worn……45.00 

116) Sonnichsen, C.L. THE MESCALERO APACHES 1958, 1st edition, Norman. A complete history of the eastern Apache tribe presented from the Indian’s point of view. 303pp with photos, footnote, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ….50.00 SOLD 

117) Sonnichsen, C.L. [editor] THE SOUTHWEST IN LIFE AND LITERATURE  1962, 1st edition, NY. A panorama of the Southwest presented by 43 well-know writers covering these topics: the Land, the Conquistadores, the Spanish Legacy, the Americans, the Indians of the Southwest, Cowboys and Ranchmen, Bad Men and Peace Officers.  554pp w/biographical sketches of the contributing authors.  HB………25.00 SOLD 

118) Stanley, F. THE JICARILLA APACHES OF NEW MEXICO 1967, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Pampa. An in-depth study of the tribe that includes their early history, and much on myths and culture. 376pp w/biblio, index. HB/DJ SIGNED….75.00 SOLD 

119) Sullivan, Dulcie THE LS BRAND: The Story of a Texas Panhandle Ranch 1968, 1st edition, Austin. Intro by Loula Grace Erdman.  The story of the large Plains ranch from open range years to the barbed wire era. 178pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ…..60.00 

120) Taylor, Louis BITS: Their History, Use and Misuse 1966, 1st edition, NY. “The only book available exclusively about bits written by one who has an extensive knowledge of horses, their needs and their care.” 214pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ…..25.00 

121) [TERRELL COUNTY] TERRELL COUNTY, TEXAS: Its Past, Its People edited by Alice Evans Downie. 1978, 1st edition [with orange endpapers], San Angelo.  A massive Texas county history with many historical articles and family histories. 747pp w/photos, bibliography, index.  Folio HB w/some scuffing at spine edges/no DJ as issued….125.00 

122) [TEXAS RANGERS] RANGERS OF TEXAS 1969, 1st edition, Waco. Foreword by Colonel Wilson E. Speir; intro by Rupert N. Richardson; original paintings by David Sanders. Includes “John Coffee Hays” by Dorman H. Winfrey; “Samuel Walker” by James M. Day; “Ben McCulloch” by Ben Proctor; “John Salmon (Rip) Ford” by Harold B. Simpson; “Lawrence Sullivan Ross” by Richard N. Conger; and “Leander H. McNelly” by Joe B. Frantz. 159pp.  Folio HB/DJ fine copy……..45.00 SOLD 

123) Tilghman, Zoe MARSHALL OF THE LAST FRONTIER: Life and Services of William Matthew (Bill) Tilghman for 50 years one of the Greatest Peace Officers of the West 1949, 1st edition, The Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale.  A  biography by the wife of the noted peace officer whose long career saw him in Dodge City and Oklahoma. 406pp w/photos, foldout map, index. HB nice copy…..165.00 

124) Toulouse, Joseph H. & James R.  PIONEER POSTS OF TEXAS  1936, 1st edition, The Naylor Co., San Antonio. After a brief history of the Alamo, the authors give details of the following frontier forts: Sill, Stockton, Bliss, Concho, Griffin, the Alamo, Ringgold Barracks, Quitman, McIntosh, and others.  166pp w/illustrations, maps, plats. HB, green cloth……110.00 

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

126) Williams, J.W. OLD TEXAS TRAILS 1979, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Burnet. Edited by Kenneth F. Neighbors. This book is the result of  Williams’ life-long search for the truth about Texas trails and the men who carved them out of the wilderness.  Jenkins, BTB [p292]: “…a wealth of information on trails, roadways, and routes of early travelers in Texas between 1716 and 1886.”  447pp w/22 maps of Texas trails including two foldouts, more than 60 photos, bib, index. HB/DJ fine copy……125.00 

127) [WINCHESTER] 1916 Catalogue and Price List of WINCHESTER Repeating Rifles, Carbines and Muskets, Repeating Shotguns, Single Shot Rifles and Shotguns….etc. circa 1970s reproduction of the 1916 catalog. 224pp w/illus. HB…..45.00  SOLD

128) Worcester, Don  THE TEXAS LONGHORN: Relic of the Past, Asset for the Future 1987, 1st edition, College Station. This brief and entertaining history of the Texas Longhorn details the development of the first distinct American breed of beef cattle. 97pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ….30.00 

129) [YOUNG COUNTY]  FORT BELKNAP: Frontier Saga—Indians, Negroes and Anglo-Americans on the Texas Frontier

by Barbara A. Neal Ledbetter. 1982, 1st edition, Austin.  A history of Fort Belknap, in Young County, that was one of a line of Texas forts in the mid-1800s.  Includes information on frontier race relations; Indian captives; also information on Fort Griffin, Mobeetie, and Tascosa in West Texas.  300ppw/maps, illus, notes, biblio, appendix, index. HB/DJ, near fine, very scarce…..350.00 

  Another NEW release from the Estate of ELMER KELTON

130) Kelton, Elmer HARD RIDE 201, 1st edition, Forge Press, NY. More of Kelton’s early short stories, now published together for the first time. Hardback = $27.99 [a companion volume to last year’s Wild West.] release date November 13—


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