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 CATALOG #267: May, 2017
  New, used and rare

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 nice copy, very scarce, SIGNED ……185.00

2) Adler, Dennis  WINCHESTER SHOTGUNS  2006, reprint, NY. Foreword by R.L. Wilson. A fully illustrated history of the Winchester shotguns. 309pp w/index.  Oblong folio HB/DJ….24.00

3) [ARCHEOLOGY]  ANCIENT TEXANS: Rock Art and Lifeways Along the Lower Pecos by Harry J. Shafer; photographs by Jim Zintgraff. 1986, 1st edition, San Antonio. Zintgraff’s color and black-and-white photographs accompany the author’s fascinating interpretation of the many faded Indian rock art images found in desolate canyons where the Pecos and Devil’s Rivers empty into the Rio Grande. Includes descriptions and studies of many artifacts found in the region. 247pp w/ill, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ..65.00

4) [ARCHEOLOGY] THE ROCK ART OF TEXAS INDIANS by W. W. Newcomb, Jr. 1967, 1st edition, Austin. Paintings by Forrest Kirkland, 32 in full color, 128 in black and white, plus many photos. This book is the result of a decades-long study of rock art in West Texas from the Pecos and Devil’s rivers to the Big Bend and Hueco Tanks northeast of El Paso.  Hundreds of examples of petroglyphs and pictographs are reproduced. 239pp w/appendix, biblio, index. Folio HB/DJ light edgewear…...95.00 SOLD
                4b) Another edition – Rock Art of Texas Indians – reprint edition, Folio paperback…………..38.00

5) Artrip, Louise & Fullen MEMOIRS OF (THE LATE) DANIEL FORE (JIM) CHISHOLM and THE CHISHOLM TRAIL1959, 2nd revised edition, np. A biography of Jim Chisholm, and a history of the Chisholm Trail, which the authors claim is one of three by the Chisholm name.  Adams, in HERD, says the trail the authors refer to is actually the Western Trail. 185pp w/illustrations. HB small blue cloth w/gilt letterings…………125.00

6) Ashurst, Ed THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WARNER GLENN: A Glimpse Into the American West 2017, 1st edition, Douglas. Foreword by Baxter Black; pen and ink artwork by Mike Capron; cover photography by Jay Dusard. Intriguing biography of a modern day cowboy, lion hunter, fiddle player, and successful Arizona rancher. 323pp w/many photos. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available] SIGNED]……………....27.50

7) Baker, T. Lindsey GANGSTER TOUR OF TEXAS 2011, 1st edition, College Station. A fascinating tour of the most interesting and best preserved crime scenes in Texas, tracing a trail of crime from 1918 through 1957: Bonnie And Clyde; the Maceo Brothers of Galveston’s gambling era; the Newton Boys; famous bank robberies, murders and shoot-outs; much more. Includes detailed  maps, period photographs, and pictures of the crime scenes as they appear today. 330pp w/photos, maps, index. Flexbound..29.95

8) Barnes, Will C. WESTERN GRAZING GROUNDS AND FOREST RANGES  1913, 1st edition, Chicago. “A History of the Live-Stock industry as conducted on the open ranges of the arid west, with particular reference to the use now being made of the ranges in the national forests.” Reese, SIX-SCORE:  “One of the first systemic studies of the range industry as a whole. Barnes covers the history of the industry, types of fodder, range management, and many other lesser known facets of ranching and livestock care. A fascinating work, and a good picture of the industry at the turn of the century.” 390pp w/illus., index. HB green cloth w/embossed decoration, very good copy, errata laid in, very good copy ……..125.00

 9) Beach, Rex  FLOWING GOLD  1922, reprint, NY.  Novel of the Texas oil fields during the boom days. 377pp. HB/DJ.25.00
10) Barrett, Neal, Jr. LONG DAYS AND SHORT NIGHTS: A Century of Ranching on the YO, 1880-1980  1980, 1st edition, Mountain Home. Illustrated by Joe Beeler. The story of the Schreiner family and their five-generation ranching dynasty at the YO Ranch in central Texas. 192pp w/photos, index. Folio HB/DJ, near fine copy……75.00 SOLD

Rare book about life in Palo Pinto and Stephens Counties
11) Beck, Mrs. Henry Harrison Beck (Fannie Davis Veale) ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER: Autobiography of a Texas Pioneer  1937, 1st edition, Britt Printing and Pub., St. Louis. Pen and ink illustrations by George Engelke, Jr.  The author recalls her early life in Palo Pinto county, and her later life in Clear Fork Country and Breckenridge in Stephens County.  Civil War times; Ku Klux Klan; Indian encounters; more. A firsthand look at the frontier experience in Texas! 295pp w/illustrations and photographs. HB blue cloth w/gold decorations, very good condition with some sunning to spine, rare. SIGNED………………895.00 SOLD

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

13) Black, Mary S. FROM THE FRIO TO DEL RIO: Travel Guide to the Western Hill Country and the Lower Pecos Canyonlands  2017, 1st edition, College Station.  A useful and timely travel guide to this unique and beautiful region of Texas. Scenic routes, forts, state parks, towns, ghost town, rock art, hunting, lodging, and some historical highlights.. 211pp w/photos, maps, index. Flexbound, new [multi-copies available]……..24.95

14) Blackford, Susan Leigh & Charles Minor Blackford [compilers] LETTERS FROM LEE’S ARMY or, Memoirs of Life in and Out of the Army in Virginia During the War Between the States 1947, 1st edition, NY. A compilation of letters of the editors’ grandfather and grandmother to each other during the Civil War.  312pp w/index. HB maroon cloth…….65.00

15) Blackford, W.W. WAR YEARS WITH JEB STUART 1945, 1st edition, NY.  War memoir of Stuart’s adjutant and then chief engineer of the staff at cavalry headquarters. Blackford observed from the commander Stuart’s side all the operations of the mounted troops from June, 1961, to the end of January, 1864. 322pp w/map, illus, rosters, index. HB maroon cloth, very good..35.00 SOLD

16) Blanton, Joseph Edwin [assisted by Watt Reynolds Matthews]  JOHN LARN 1994, 1st limited edition of 502 copies, Albany.  The author of this sketch of Larn’s life was a nephew of Watt Matthews, and grandson of one of the Matthews clan that was accused of murdering John Larn in his jail cell. 42pp w/photos, endpaper map, chart of Matthews and Reynolds clans. HB/DJ, scarce..250.00

17) Brannon-Wranosky, Jessica, & Bruce A. Glasrud  [editors] IMPEACHED: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson 2017, 1st edition, College Station. In 1917, Ferguson was impeached, convicted, and removed from office. This book provides a new examination of the process from the perspectives of several contributors. 202pp w/photos, notes, index.
HB w/pictorial cover, new [multi-copies available]………. 39.95

18) Brownlee, Richard S. GRAY GHOSTS OF THE CONFEDERACY: Guerrilla Warfare in the West, 1861-1865  1958,
1st edition, Baton Rouge.  Tells of  the vicious guerrilla activities of Anderson, Quantrill, the James and Younger brothers. 274pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB brown cloth…….45.00 SOLD

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

20) [CALLAHAN COUNTY]  BELLE PLAIN, TEXAS: Ghost Town in Callahan by Thomas Robert Havins. 1972, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, San Angelo. 85pp w/photos, historical articles, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED......135.00 SOLD

21) Chrisman, Harry E. THE LADDER OF RIVERS: The Story of I.P (Print) Olive  1962, 1st edition, Denver.  This book gives a comprehensive story of the range cattle industry with Olive as its central figure. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “A well-written biography of one of the cattle land’s unique characters, revealing many things heretofore unrecorded.”  426pp w/many photos, appendix with brands of the era, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy……125.00

22) Christensen, Pixie LONE STAR STEEPLES: Historic Places of Worship in Texas  2016, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station.  Foreword by David Ruesink; illustrations by Carl J. Christensen, Jr.  Presents sixty-five historically significant religious structures in watercolor illustrations accompanied by brief summaries and handcrafted maps. 165pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……….35.00

23) Clarke, Mary Whatley JOHN CHISUM: Jinglebob King of the Pecos 1984, 1st edition, Austin. Biography of the Texas cattleman who followed the Goodnight-Loving Trail and set up a huge ranching operation in the Pecos Valley of New Mexico. Much on the Lincoln County War. 170pp w/photos, endnotes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, nice copy….135.00

24) [COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS] COLLIN COUNTY: Pioneering in North Texas by Capt. Roy F. Hall & Helen Gibbard Hall. 1975, 1st edition, Quanah.  299pp w/photos, historical articles, community histories, pioneer family histories listed alphabetically.  Folio HB w/embossed cover…….40.00 SOLD

25) Conner, Daniel Ellis JOSEPH REDDEFORD WALKER and the ARIZONA ADVENTURE  1956, 1st edition, Norman.  Walker was a legendary Indian fighter, prospector, trapper and explorer, and Conner, a member of his party, wrote this first-person narrative detailing their adventures in Arizona. 364pp w/map, illus, biblio, index. HB brown cloth………….45.00 SOLD

26) Corwin, Hugh D. COMANCHE & KIOWA CAPTIVES IN OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS 1959, 1st edition, Lawton.   Twelve stories of Indian captives including Francesca Medrano, Cynthia Ann Parker, Willie and Hermann Lehmann, Millie Durgan, Lizzie Ross, and others. 237pp w/photos, index. HB, extra nice copy, very scarce….150.00 SOLD

27) Cox, James HISTORICAL and BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD of the CATTLE INDUSTRY and the CATTLEMEN OF TEXAS and Adjacent Territory  Two Volumes. 1959, 2nd facsimile edition limited to 550 copies, Antiquarian Press, LTD., NY. With a new introduction by J. Frank Dobie. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “Conceived as a mug book to be sold primarily to the people whose biographies appeared in it, the final published book contained so much of value on the cattle industry that it has become a classic in its field. Nearly 400 pages are devoted to biographies of some 449 Texas cattlemen, and these sketches are a goldmine for research into the cowboy and cattle industry. Jeff Dykes has called it 'an unequalled source of information and pictures of pioneer cattlemen.' The other half of the volume, written by Cox, provides one of the two or three best contemporary accounts of the history of the Texas cattle trade. Thirteen chapters are devoted to the subject, and include sections on barbed wire, mavericks, cattle drives, economics of the industry, improving the longhorn breed, and Indian depredations on the cattle range.” 743pp w/photos, indices. This copy has pasted to front free endpaper of Vol. I a “Certificate of Authentication” stating it was part of the library of Ramon F. Adams, and is signed by Mrs. Ramon Adams.  Two volumes, half calf, in slipcase, near fine ………475.00 SOLD

28) [CRANE COUNTY] ) CRANE COUNTY HISTORY  1983, 1st edition, Crane. Includes historical articles about the people and places of the county, photos, and many family histories with much on the family of author Elmer Kelton. p. 112: Kelton family history by Bea Kelton (Elmer Kelton’s mother); p. 116: “McElroy Ranch Life” by Elmer Kelton; pp. 114-115: Kelton family photo spread. Also includes historical articles about the people and places of the county, photos, and many family histories. 199pp. Folio HB bound in faux leather with decorated cover……135.00

29) Crane, Stephen THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE  1980, “Collector’s Edition”, by Easton Press, Norwalk. Illustrated by John Steuart Curry. This classic novel of the Civil War was first published in book form in 1896. 170pp. HB bound in genuine leather, fine copy…………..40.00 SOLD

30) Crisp, Margie [with artwork by William B. Montgomery] THE NUECES RIVER: Rio Escondido 2017, 1st edition, College Station. A vivid portrait of the river from its headwaters on the Edwards Plateau through the mesquite and prickly pear of the South Texas Plains, to the river’s end in Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays on the Gulf of Mexico. 265pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, biblio, index. Folio flexbound w/pictorial cover, new [multiple copies available]………29.95

31) Cross, Joe  CATTLE CLATTER: A History of Cattle From the Creation to the Texas Centennial in 1936  1938, 1st edition, Kansas City. Includes chapters on biblical cattlemen; Texas and the Longhorn; early cattle trails; the Chisholm Trail; barbed wire; Shorthorn, Galloways, Aberdeen-Angus, Herefords, and other cattle breeds; some Texas history including Republic of Texas days. 166pp w/photos.  HB maroon cloth with embossed lettering, near fine copy, scarce….225.00 SOLD

32) Dary, David COWBOY CULTURE: A Saga of Five Centuries1981, 1st edition, NY. The full, five hundred year history of the cowboy from his beginnings in Spain to modern times. 384pp w/photos, maps, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..35.00 SOLD

33) Dearen, Patrick BITTER WATERS: The Struggles of the Pecos River  2016, 1st edition, Norman. In this first book-length study of the entire Pecos, Dearen, who has written about the Pecos since the 1980s, draws on more than 150 interviews and a wealth of primary sources to trace the river’s natural evolution and man’s interaction with it. He offers a thorough account of what each factor has meant to the river and its prospects, i.e. irrigation projects, dams, invasive saltcedar, forest proliferation, fires, floods, flow decline, usage conflicts, water quality deterioration,.  241pp w/maps, photos, bib, index. HB/DJ, new…………..29.95

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

35) Dearen, Patrick  THE BIG DRIFT 2014, reprint, Fort Worth. Dearen’s newest historical novel set in West Texas during the
     Great Blizzard of 1884-1885. A powerful, character-driven story.  232pp.  Trade paperback, new [multi-copies available]..22.95

36) Dearen, Patrick  TO HELL OR THE PECOS 2012, reprint, Fort Worth. A haunting tale set in West Texas based on actual
     incidents. 199pp. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies available]….22.95

37) DeArment, Robert K. JIM COURTRIGHT OF FORT WORTH: His Life and Legend  2004, 1st edition, Fort Worth.  Biography of a colorful character who operated on both sides of the law during the wild and woolly days of Fort Worth’s Hell’s Half Acre. 287pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, as new…..24.95

38) Debo, Angie GERONIMO: The Man, His Time, His Place  1977, 2nd printing, Norman.  “In this book, the author has drawn not only upon Geronimo’s own account of his life and upon traditional historical studies, but also from the first-hand narratives of warriors who followed him into battle and the memories of men and women who knew him personally.” An important study of the Apache Wars.  480pp w/many photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ, nice copy…………..45.00 SOLD

39) Dobie, J. Frank JOHN C. DUVAL: First Texas Man of Letters 1939, 1st limited edition of  950 copies Dallas.  With nine illustrations by Tom Lea.   Dobie offers a biographical look at Duval (best known for his early books Early Times in Texas and Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace) plus a bibliographical critique. In the last section, a number of Duval’s heretofore unpublished works are provided. 105pp. HB/DJ fine copy …..150.00 SOLD

40) Dobie, J. Frank CORONADO’S CHILDREN  1931, Literary Guild edition, NY. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best work ever written on hidden treasure, and one of the most fascinating books on an  subject to come out of Texas.”  367pp illustrations, endpaper maps, other maps, notes, and glossary.  HB, gold cloth…..30.00 SOLD

41) Dugger, Ronnie [editor] THREE MEN IN TEXAS: Bedichek, Webb, and Dobie 1967, 1st edition, Austin.  A collection of essays by various contributors that acknowledge the accomplishments of three men of Texas letters—one a naturalist [Bedichek], one a historian [Webb], and one a folklorist [Dobie].  285pp w/photos. HB/DJ, very good….30.00 SOLD

42) [EDWARDS & REAL COUNTIES]  NUECES HEADWATER COUNTRY: A Regional History by Alan A. Stovall. 1959, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. An extensive regional history that deals primarily with Edwards and Real Counties in the heart of Texas’ Hill Country. Old Spanish missions; early settlers, Indian raids and massacres, lawmen and outlaws, much more. 468pp w/many photos, maps, appendices, detailed index.  HB/DJ an exceptionally nice copy of a very scarce title, SIGNED……….375.00

43) Ely, Glen Sample  WHERE THE WEST BEGINS: Debating Texas Identity  2011, 1st edition, Lubbock. Foreword by Alwyn Barr. “Civil War dissent, agricultural and range management services, and race relations are the key elements of Ely’s survey of the making of West Texas, a place as distinct from the rest of the state as Texas is from the rest of the nation.” 201pp w/maps, illus, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new……34.95 SOLD

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

45) Francaviglia, Richard V. THE CAST IRON FOREST: A Natural and Cultural History of the North American Cross Timbers  2000, reprint, Austin.  A history of the region’s geography, geology, vegetation and climate, and traces the interaction of people and the landscape from the early days to recent times. 276pp w/maps, illus, bib, index. Trade paperback, new……29.95 SOLD

46) Freeman, James W. [editor]  PROSE AND POETRY OF THE LIVE STOCK INDUSTRY: With Outlines of the Origin and Ancient History of our Live Stock Animals 1959, a facsimile reprint edition limited to 550 copies, Antiquarian Press, NY.  With a new introduction by Ramon F. Adams.  William Reese, SIX-SCORE: “The most desired and desirable book on the range cattle industry. This book contains an incredible collection of information on men and events concerned with cattle.  A chance to acquire the first edition rarely comes along.”  757pp, fully illustrated. Folio HB, a splendid volume bound in half cowhide and Bancroft buckram with gold-stamped front cover decoration and gilt spine lettering in a slip case….375.00

47) Frink, Maurice, W. Turrentine Jackson, and Agnes Wright Spring WHEN GRASS WAS KING: Contributions to the Western Range Cattle Industry 1956, 1st  edition limited, Boulder. Includes some drawings by Nick Eggenhofer. The story of the cattle industry on the plains north of Texas from 1865-1895 when the industry blossomed into big business in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. Includes a detailed year-by-year survey of the era; a study of foreign interests and how they succeeded or failed; a look at 20th-century developments; a biography of Colorado cattle king, John W. Iliff;  and much more. 465pp w/maps, photos, bib, index. HB/DJ………..145.00 SOLD

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

49) Furlong, Charles Wellington  LET ‘ER BUCK: A Story of the Passing of the Old West  1921, 1st edition, The Knickerbocker Press, NY. An eyewitness account of the early years of the American rodeo scene, “with fifty illustrations taken from life by the author and others.” 242pp w/photos, HB blue cloth w/illustrated cover photo, gilt lettering…….60.00

50) Gatto, Steve  JOHNNY RINGO  2002, 1st edition, Lansing. The author filters through myth and legend to portray a factual portrait of the infamous outlaw and adversary of Wyatt Earp. 246pp w/photos, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED..65.00

51) Gatto, Steve CURLY BILL: Tombstone’s Most Famous Outlaw 2003, 1st edition, Lansing. The story of the deadly outlaw who led the gang that challenged the Earp’s in Tombstone. 181pp w/photos, appendix, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine, SIGNED…65.00 SOLD

52) Gilliland, Maude T. WILSON COUNTY TEXAS RANGERS 1837-1977 1977, 1st edition, np. An account of the records and deeds of 44 men from Wilson County who served in the Texas Rangers. 139pp w/66 Ranger photographs, plus maps, documents, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, exceedingly scarce. SIGNED…….325.00 SOLD

53) Gordon, General John B. REMINISCENCES OF THE CIVIL WAR  1903, 1st edition, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY. Gordon was an influential Confederate General who began his war career by raising troops in Alabama and continued until his participation in the surrender ceremonies at Appomattox. He gives accounts of many battles, including First Bull Run, the Peninsula, Chancellors-ville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, the Wilderness campaign, the Valley campaign of 1864, the Petersburg siege, and the final campaign. He comments on the causes of the war and slavery’s part in it. 474pp, w/portraits. HB blue cloth with gold embossed lettering, a tight, sound copy in very good condition……90.00 SOLD
                53b) Another edition – Reminiscences of the Civil War – 1904, 2nd edition, NY. HB cloth has split outside cover at back
                     hinge, otherwise very good, tight…..60.00 SOLD

54) Gorham, Harry M.  MY MEMORIES OF THE COMSTOCK: As I Was Telling my Son and His Sons  1939, 1st edition, Los Angeles.  Author tells of the everyday life and comings and goings of the men and women who made up the daily (and nightly) activities of the Comstock lode community from 1877 to 1903. 222pp w/illustrations. HB/ DJ (dust jacket slightly edgeworn)..30.00 SOLD

55) Graves, John A JOHN GRAVES READER 1996, 1st edition, Austin. An anthology of Graves’ writings that appeared in his Goodbye to a River, Hard Scrabble, and From A Limestone Ledge which represent various stage’s of the author’s life and writing career. 398pp. HB/DJ, fine copy,  SIGNED…….125.00

56) Graves, John THE LAST RUNNING 1974, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin.  Drawings by John Groth;  designed by William Wittliff.   The old ways of life and death on the plains rise once again as a group of Comanches, before a group of white spectators, seek out a tiny fenced herd of buffalo to re-enact an ancient tribute to the free life of their people’s past. 60pp w/illustrations. Oblong folio HB, cloth-backed boards with printed label on front cover, fine, SIGNED….85.00 SOLD

57) Guinn, Jeff SILVER CITY  2017, 1st edition, NY. Best-selling historical novel of the American West. 376pp. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]………27.00

58) Guinn, Jeff THE LAST GUNFIGHT: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral – and How It Changed the American West  2011, 1st edition, NY. A stylishly written revisionist account of the famous Tombstone showdown.392pp w/photos, notes, sources, index. HB/DJ…..25.00

59) Haley, J. Evetts [editor] EARLY DAYS ON THE TEXAS-NEW MEXICO PLAINS by Bill Oden. 1965, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, Canyon. Edited with introduction and notes by J. Evetts Haley; designed by Carl Hertzog; sketches by H. D. Bugbee; map endpapers by Jose Cisneros.  69pp w/some fine old period photos. Frontier life experiences of a cowboy/rancher on the Plains of West Texas and New Mexico from the 1880s through the turn of the century.  HB, dark blue cloth with longhorn head embossed on cover, INSCRIBED/SIGNED by Haley…..85.00 SOLD

60) 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—original dust jacket has edgewear and small tape repairs at top of spine, now in protective cover, very scarce, especially in original dust jacket, and SIGNED on front free endpaper…….895.00 SOLD

61) Haley, J. Evetts THE HERALDRY OF THE RANGE: Some Southwestern Brands 1949, 1st edition, Canyon.  Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by H. D. Bugbee. Chronicles the origins of seven noted ranch brands, including the JA, XIT, Matadors, 101, Cross L, JJ, and the Bells of New Mexico. 35pp. Folio HB/DJ, very good, quite scarce in cloth……..350.00 SOLD
                61b) Another copy – Heraldry of the Range – 1949, 1st edition, HB brown cloth lacking dust jacket……...275.00

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

63) Harston,  J. Emmor   COMANCHE LAND   1963, 1st edition, 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, nice copy, very scarce……..150.00 SOLD

64) [HAYS COUNTY] CLEAR SPRINGS AND LIMESTONE LEDGES: A History of San Marcos and Hays County by Frances Stovall, et al.  1986, 1st edition, Austin. This volume is divided into the following sections: I) San Marcos, The Town;
II) Kyle and Its Surrounding Area; III) A History of Buda; IV) A History of Dripping Springs; V) A History of Wimberley. 645pp w/photos, endpaper map, 1850 Hays County census; endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……55.00 SOLD

65) [HAYS COUNTY] HISTORICAL MARKERS IN HAYS COUNTY, 1907-1976 by Tula Townsend Wyatt.  1977, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, San Marcos.  Complete listing of the county’s historical markers with additional historical background and information about the county. 228pp w/photos, map, index.  Folio HB green cloth with gold titles, no dj as issued, SIGNED…40.00

66) Hellen, Charles W. “Bill” “EL COJO” (The Lame One) The Story of South Texas Cattleman and Banker Charles Waugh Hellen, Sr. 2014, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Hebbronville. The Hellen family has been involved in the South Texas cattle ranching business for 120 years, surviving destructive weather and droughts, early day frontier dangers, unpredictable cattle markets, and burdensome government regulations and taxes. There are two main branches in Jim Hogg County—El Ebanito and La Mota. This is their story with firsthand accounts by the founder, Charles Waugh Hellen, Sr. 122pp w/map, appendices, photos. Folio HB/DJ……..49.95

67) Henderson, Elizabeth Lawson & Robert Isaacson  THE MULESHOE CATTLE COMPANY: An Anthology of Memories on an Arizona Cow Ranch, 1906-1928  no date, 1st edition, Lompoc. A unique collection of rare photographs and vivid firsthand accounts of life with an old-time Cochise County, Arizona, cow outfit. 134pp w/ map, photos. Oblong trade paperback……35.00 SOLD

68) Hinton, Harwood P. [intro by] HISTORY OF THE CATTLEMEN OF TEXAS  1991, Texas State Historical Association, Austin. DeGolyer Library Cowboy and Ranch Life Series. This volume is a reprint of the 1914 original volume which was privately printed for the families of the Cattle Raisers' Association of Texas. It was sold by subscription and contained sketches of sixty individuals who were either pioneers of the livestock industry or "progressive" ranchers who had expanded into other fields of endeavor. 350pp w/portraits, index. HB, imitation leather w/stamped title block on the front cover w/gilt lettering, scarce….265.00

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

70) James, Bill C. JIM MILLER: The Untold Story of a Texas Badman  2001, revised edition, Wolfe City. Edited by Robert W. Stephens. A look at the life of the man suspected of killing Pat Garrett, and who wound up on the wrong end of a rope for other misdeeds. 101pp w/illustrations, bibliography. HB/DJ, fine copy…….59.95 SOLD

71) [JEFF DAVIS COUNTY]  JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS by Lucy Miller Jacobson & Mildred Bloys Nored. 1993,
1st edition, Fort Davis. A massive, detailed history of this Trans-Pecos border county from prehistoric to present times: Espejo Expedition; Fort Davis; Civil War days; Victorio campaign; Jesse Evans gang, and other outlaws; cattle and ranching; much more. 676pp w/many photos, endpaper maps, many family histories chronologically by era, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB..175.00

72) Jones, Terry L. LEE’S TIGERS: The Louisiana Infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia 1987, 1st edition, Baton Rouge. The story of the “wharf rats from New Orleans” who emerged from the Civil War with one of the most respected military records of any group of southern soldiers.  274pp w/maps, illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, a chip at the top of the dust jacket, otherwise very good………35.00 SOLD

73) Kelton, Elmer  MY KIND OF HEROES 1995, 1st limited edition of 100 copies, Austin. Introduction by F. Lee Lawrence; sketches by the author. A collection of four speeches by Kelton. 93pp w/illus.  HB bound in marbled cloth and ¼ leather in slipcase, SIGNED by Kelton………165.00

74) Kelton, Elmer ELMER KELTON COUNTRY: The Short Nonfiction of a Texas Novelist  1993, 1st edition, Fort Worth.  These stories reflect the themes and characters which inspired Kelton’s award-winning novels. 312pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ uncommon in cloth, SIGNED………75.00 SOLD

75) Kelton, Elmer LOOKING BACK WEST 1992, 2nd edition, San Angelo. From June, 1970 through October, 1974, Kelton edited and published a monthly, Pioneer News-Observer.  For each of the 53 issues he wrote the lead historical article. This book includes fifteen of those special feature articles, including: The Buffalo Hunter, Texas Feud [Shelby County], The Killing of Dora Hand, Race Riot at Fort Concho, The Frontier Army, Train Wreck, and others. 120pp w/illus. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED……60.00 SOLD

76) Kelton, Steve RENDERBROOK: A Century Under the Spade Brand  1989, 1st edition, Ft. Worth. 100 year history of the innovative West Texas ranching enterprise. 221pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, fine copy………..55.00 SOLD

77) Kennon, Bob (as told to Ramon F. Adams) FROM THE PECOS TO THE POWDER: A Cowboy’s Autobiography  1965, 1st edition, Norman. Illustrated by Joe Beeler. One of the more entertaining cowboy memoirs. Author recalls his boyhood in Texas (he knew the Ketchums, Kid Curry, and Sheriff Rhome Shield of San Angelo). He tells about wandering from ranch to ranch in the southwest, his trek to Montana with a trail herd, and his life thereafter among the people and ranches of the area. 251pp w/maps, photos, index.  HB/DJ, nice copy …..75.00

78) King, Grace, et al  FROM MUSKETS TO MOHAIR: The History of Fort Terrett  1992, 1st limited edition of 1500 copies, Waco. Original drawings by Clyde Heron. This book gives a complete history of this little known pre-Civil War frontier outpost (1852-1854). Located in Sutton county, it has long been a part of the Fort Terrett Ranch headquarters.  Includes frontier military routine and fort operations; biographical sketches of men who served at the fort; background of the ranch and its landowners; one chapter on “Redskins, Rustlers, and Rangers;” cowboys and sheepherders; and a look at the ranch in modern times.  An important contribution to the history of West Texas’ settlement and ranching.  In two sections-- Part One: The Fort; Part Two: The Ranch. 301pp w/many photos (some in color), maps, notes, bibliography, index. Hardback w/gilt lettering and design, scarce…..75.00

79) Kotz, Nick THE HARNESS MAKER’S DREAM: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas 2013, 1st edition, Fort Worth. The story of how Nathan Kallison, a young immigrant harness maker from Russia, and his extended family built a legendary business and ranching empire in South Texas. 337pp w/photos, notes, biblio, genealogical chart, index. HB/DJ, as new....26.95

80) Lasater, Laurence M. TAILWIND BOTH WAYS: A Cowman’s Chronicle  2008, 1st edition, Albany.  A West Texas rancher tells of his experiences from ranching in the “wilds” of Mexico* to marketing cattle nationally and internationally, and of surviving the market crashes of the 1970s and the drought of the ‘90s.  304pp w/photos.  HB/DJ…29.95

81) Lavender, David   BENT’S FORT  1954, early reprint, NY. A full-length and dramatic account of the adventurous Bent Brothers’ adobe empire on the banks of the Arkansas River and their role in the American expansion to the West. 450pp w/map endpapers, notes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, nice copy….25.00 SOLD

82) Loving, James C. THE LOVING BRAND BOOK 1965, 1st edition, Pemberton Press, Austin. With an introduction by Charles Goodnight II*I; illustrations by William D. Wittliff.  Reese, SIX-SCORE: “Reproduces James C. Loving’s original manuscript brand book of Texas cattle brands, compiled in 1884.  Loving was the son of Charles Goodnight’s partner Oliver Loving and one of the founders of the first Texas stock association.  This reproduction makes available to all a picture of how brands were recorded by a working cattleman on the range, besides preserving an important brand book for prosperity.” 118pp w/index. HB/DJ (light discoloration of ffep from dust jacket flap which is common with this title, and the dust jacket has a tiny scratch on front cover) overall a very good copy, and scarce…..275.00 SOLD

83) Maurice, Major General Sir Frederick  AN AIDE-DE-CAMP OF Lee: Being the Papers of Colonel Charles Marshall Sometime Aide-De-Camp, Military Secretary. And Assistant Adjutant General on the Staff of Robert E. Lee, 1862-1865  1927, 1st edition, Boston. These wartime papers of Lee's close confidant reveal the thoughts, perceptions, and intentions of the General as he led the Confederate forces. The purposes of these papers were: projected writing of a life of Lee, an official account of the battle of Gettysburg, and notes on events to be used for lectures and addresses. Discusses reports of many of the major battles. 280pp many maps, index. HB blue cloth, clean ex-library copy…….35.00 SOLD

84) McAfee, W.R. THE CATTLEMEN 1989, 1st edition, Alvin. The story of the Reid brothers who founded the Eleven Bar 11 ranch in the Barrilla Mountains northeast of Fort Davis.  266pp w/map, photos, index. HB/DJ……..45.00

85) McChristian, Douglas C. UNIFORMS, ARMS, AND EQUIPMENT: The U.S. Army On The Western Frontier 1880-1892  2007, 1st edition, Norman. TWO VOLUMES.  A comprehensive account of the evolution of military arms and equipment during the final decade of the Indian campaign, “a key period of transition in United States military history.” Vol. I: “Headgear, Clothing, and Footwear;” Volume II: “Weapons and Accoutrements.”  Wonderful reference material for fans of frontier military history.    624pp w/441 illustrations, appendices, notes, bibliography, index.  Folio HB/DJ, as new, two volume set ………………60.00

86) Meyer, Philipp THE SON  2013, 3rd printing, NY. A critically acclaimed epic novel “that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim.” 561pp. HB/DJ, new trade paperback………..17.99

87) [MIDLAND COUNTY] THE PIONEER HISTORY OF MIDLAND COUNTY, TEXAS 1880-1926 compiled by members of the Midland County Historical Society. 1984, 1st “Limited Centennial Edition,” Dallas.  175pp w/many photos, historical articles, family biographies, marriage and death records, and more. Folio  HB [this copy one of a limited number produced in leather w/gilt edge and previous owner’s name embossed on front cover] in slipcase……175.00

88) Milner, E.R. THE LIVES AND TIMES OF BONNIE AND CLYDE 1916, 1st edition, Carbondale. Another look at the infamous duo who terrorized middle America in the 1930s. 187pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ……30.00

89) [MILLS COUNTY] A NO MAN’S LAND BECOMES A COUNTY edited by Flora Gatlin Bowles. 1958, 1st edition, Goldthwaite. “The story of a lawless frontier composed of parts of Brown, Comanche, Hamilton and Lampasas Counties that were organized into Mills county in 1887.”  Includes some pioneer biographies, plus historical sketches of the various communities within its boundaries. 332pp w/illustrations, sources. HB green cloth, very good………..50.00 SOLD

90) O’Connor, Louise S. CRYIN’ FOR DAYLIGHT: A Ranching Culture In The Texas Coastal Bend 1989, 1st edition, Austin.  Author interviewed and photographed scores of individuals—ranchers, cowhands, women, camp cooks, and town folk—who have lived and worked on ranches in the Texas Coastal Bend region in South Texas and reflect on their distinctive way of life.  Includes histories of 22 Coastal Bend ranches written by members of families who still operate them.  The author presents a stunning visual record of South Texas ranch life through many vintage photos. 298pp w/photos, map, glossary. Folio HB/DJ, very good…..95.00 SOLD

91) O’Keefe, Rufe COWBOY LIFE 1936, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio.  Author’s memoirs cover his days in the late 19th-century as working ranch hand, trail driver, ranch manager, then as cattle trader in the Texas Panhandle around Canyon. 244pp w/illustrations. HB scarce ....60.00 SOLD

92) Oliphant, J. Orin  ON THE CATTLE RANGES OF THE OREGON COUNTRY  1968, 1st edition, Seattle. A detailed account of the flourishing cattle industry in Oregon between 1850 and 1890 that supplied markets in British Columbia, California, and Chicago. Oliphant describes the problems endured, including diseases, prairie fires, poisonous plants, rustling, severe weather, etc. There’s also an informative chapter on the relations between cattlemen and Indians. Reese, SIX-SCORE: "The best coverage of cattle raising in the Pacific Northwest. With impressive scholarship, Oliphant covers an important corner of the range industry which is often entirely overlooked…." 372pp w/notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ,  near fine…..65.00

93) 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……65.00

94) Poe, Sophie A. BUCKBOARD DAYS 1936, 1st edition, Caldwell. Edited by Eugene Cunningham. Mrs. Poe relates the frontier experiences of her and her  husband, John William Poe, who was a buffalo hunter, U.S. Marshall, sheriff, rancher, and banker.  Poe was present at the Maxwell ranch when Garrett killed Billy the Kid, and she gives his version of that incident. Includes many photos from the famed N.H. Rose collection. 292pp w/index.  HB/DJ, very good copy, and scarce……185.00

95) [REAGAN COUNTY] THE REAGAN COUNTY STORY: A History of Reagan County 1974, 1st edition, Seagraves. 276pp w/map, photos, pioneer biographies by community, index. Includes a section on the boomtown Texon. Folio HB….85.00

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

97) [SAN SABA COUNTY]  THE CALL OF THE SAN SABA: A History of San Saba County by Alma Ward Hamrick.
1941, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio.  Includes prehistory, establishment of forts and Indian fights; cattle ranching and trail driving; mob and vigilante problems; community, church and social histories; some pioneer biographical sketches, much more. 331pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy….350.00 [very uncommon in dust jacket!] SOLD

98) Schmedding, Joseph COWBOY AND INDIAN TRADER  1951, 1st edition, Caldwell. Schmedding spent his early years as a cowboy on the Triangle Bar Ranch of New Mexico, and later established trading posts in Sanders, Arizona and in historic Keams Canyon. 364pp w/endpaper maps and many photos. HB/DJ, very good copy…35.00 SOLD

99) Schneider, Paul BONNIE AND CLYDE: The Lives Behind the Legend  2009, 1st edition, NY. Biography. 382pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……..30.00 SOLD

100) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY] ) THE FRONTIER WORLD OF FORT GRIFFIN: The Life and Death of a Western Town by Robinson, Charles M., III.  1992, 1st edition, Spokane. An interesting history of the  town of Fort Griffin, commonly known as The Flat, that sprung up near the military post. Vigilantes, lynchings, ladies of the night, gambling, good and bad lawmen, posses, and more. 234pp w/illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..75.00

101) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY]  BERTA HART NANCE: A Brand of Innocence by Elsa McFarland Turner. 1974, 1st edition, Quanah.  Although this is primarily a biography of the well-known Texas poet, there is considerable historical data with photographs about early Albany, Texas, and Shackelford County. Some information on the Matthews and Reynolds ranching families. The last part of the book presents a large collection of Nance’s poetry including her poem, “Cattle,” which appears in Chapter Two of The Longhorns, by J. Frank Dobie.243pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index HB/plastine DJ, SIGNED......60.00

102) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY] A TEXAS FRONTIER: The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin, 1848-1887 by Ty Cashion. 1996, 1st edition, Norman.  A chronological history of the early development of the northwest region of Texas with the focus on Fort Griffin: soldiers and Indians, cowboys and buffalo hunters, vigilantes and outlaws. 366pp w/photos, notes, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…….45.00

103) Sheffy, L.F.  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIMOTHY DWIGHT HOBART, 1855-1935  1950, 1st edition, Canyon. Hobart came to Texas as a surveyor for the New York and Texas Land Company.  He was instrumental in development of counties in the Panhandle, and managed the JA Ranch for Mrs. Adair. 322pp w/illus, endpaper maps, bib, index. HB tan cloth, SIGNED……75.00

104) Sheffy, Lester Fields THE FRANCKLYN LAND & CATTLE COMPANY: A Panhandle Enterprise, 1882-1957  1963,
1st edition, Austin.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “…one of the best accounts of international corporate development of Texas lands.  [The Francklyn Company] was organized in 1882 and began operations with the purchase of a little over a half million acres of Texas land.” 402pp w/photos, maps, appendix, index. HB/DJ…..65.00 SOLD

105) Shirley, Glenn SHOTGUN FOR HIRE: The Story of “Deacon” Jim Miller, Killer of Pat Garrett 1970, 1st edition, Norman. The story of Miller from the time he was eight years old when he murdered his own grandparents to 1909 when he died by lynch mob in Ada, Oklahoma. 131pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ nice copy, and scarce……125.00 SOLD

106) [ SHOAL CREEK PUBLISHERS] Special edition of  two volumes, boxed set which includes these two works: SUSANNA DICKINSON: Messenger of the Alamo  by C. Richard King; and THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS: Her Saga and Her Song by Martha Anne Turner.  Both are first editions with dust jackets and in a slipcase. The set =45.00 SOLD

107) Sleeper, Gary W. T’LL DO MY OWN DAMN KILLIN’: Benny Binion, Herbert Noble, and the Texas Gambling War  2006, 1st edition, Fort Lee. The story of Benny Binion, who was a horse trader, bootlegger, and “boss gambler” of Dallas and Fort Worth before he founded the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Las Vegas. This is the detailed story of his bloody feud with Noble for control of the Dallas-Fort Worth gambling underworld. 264pp w/photos, appendices, biblio, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……85.00

108) Smith, Thomas Tyree FORT INGE: Sharps, Spurs, and Sabers on the Texas Frontier 1849-1869 1993, 1st ed, Austin. Interesting history of the old military post near Uvalde. The 2nd Dragoons, Mounted Rifles, 2nd Cavalry, and Buffalo soldiers were stationed at the post, as well as Confederate troops during the Civil War. Half of the post’s pre-1860 officers rose to the rank of general. 246pp with maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, near fine….85.00 SOLD

109) 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/DJ…….55.00 SOLD

110) [TEXAS RANGERS] TEXAS RANGERS SESQUICENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY, 1823-1973 1973, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Introduction by Governor Dolph Briscoe.  This scarce volume, published the year the Ranger’s Museum opened in Waco, includes a chronological record of Texas Ranger milestones, plus a narrative history by Richard N. Conger.  The endpapers have printed signatures of dozens of Texas Rangers and others who attended the anniversary celebration.  176pp w/many photos. 
Folio HB, leather-bound with decorated cover, there’s a ½ inch chip at top of spine, otherwise a very good copy…100.00

111) Thompson, Jerry TEJANO TIGER: Jose de los Santos Benavides and the Texas-Mexico Borderlands, 1823-18912017, 1st edition, Fort Worth.  Biography of “the single most important individual in the long and often violent history of Laredo, Texas. During his lifetime, five flags flew over the small community he called home…It was under the Confederate Flag in the disputed Texas-Mexico borderlands that Benavides reached the pinnacle of his military career as the highest-ranking Tejano in the entire Confederate army.” He later became an influential politician and held the distinction of being the only Tejano in the Texas legislature.” 412pp w/map, illus, bib, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……….29.95

112) Thomason, John W., Jr. JEB STUART  1930, early reprint, NY. Exciting biography of a legendary Confederate General. 512pp w/maps, illustrations by the author. HB, spine sunned..….30.00 SOLD

113) Webb, Walter Prescott  THE TEXAS RANGERS: A Century of Frontier Defense 1935, 1st edition, 1st state [photo on page 565 mistakenly identifies Ray and Arch Miller as being the men on the right], Boston.  Jenkins, BTB, said this is the most important work on the Texas Rangers, and quotes Rupert Richardson, “Wisely conceived, profusely illustrated, and beautifully written, the book is a fitting monument to a great institution.”  584pp w/photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket is slightly edgeworn, now in protective cover) exceedingly scarce, especially with dust jacket……..350.00

An important study of early exploration in the Gulf of Mexico  - a trilogy
114) Weddle, Robert S. THE SPANISH SEA: The Gulf of Mexico in North American Discovery, 1500-1685  1985, 1st edition, College Station. This critically acclaimed work sheds new light on early exploration efforts by the Spanish in the Gulf of Mexico.  In this book, Weddle challenges assumptions that were based on inaccurate readings of medieval maps and navigational instruments. 457pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..85.00 SOLD
115) Weddle, Robert S. THE FRENCH THORN: Rival Explorers in the Spanish Sea, 1682-1762 1991, 1st edition, College Station. This volume details the intense competition and occasional collusion between French opportunists and the Spanish guardians of their vulnerable New World. “A thoughtful and lively work on Spanish-French adventures and misadventures…” 435pp w/maps, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy ……85.00
116) Weddle, Robert S. CHANGING TIDES: Twilight and Dawn in the Spanish Sea, 1763-1803 1995, 1st edition, College Station. This third volume discusses the series of territorial transfers that ended with the French withdrawing, and the Spanish and English both eagerly surveying their new territories. It concludes with Spain’s retrocession of Louisiana to France, and the immediate sale of that territory to the United States, a milestone toward the young nation’s concept of Manifest Destiny. 352pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy ….65.00

117) Weddle, Robert S. THE WRECK OF THE BELLE, THE RUIN OF LA SALLE 2001, 1st edition, College Station. “Chronicles the explorer’s activities throughout his travels in North America, drawing on several unpublished sources to provide a more accurate picture of La Salle, both as private individual and as legendary explorer.” Weddle contends that La Salle and his associates suppressed other diarists and provided their own spin on their exploits in America. 327pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new……..35.00  SOLD

118) Wilson, R.L. THE WORLD OF BERETTA: An International Legend  2006, reprint edition, NJ. A history of the world’s oldest gunmaker, fully illustrated. 371pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, very good……..35.00 SOLD

119 Wilson, R.L. THE PEACEMAKERS: Arms and Adventure in the American West  2004, reprint edition, NY.  “A definitive and lavishly illustrated book on the weaponry of the Old West, and its colorful and intriguing users.”  392pp w/illustrations, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, fine copy…….32.50

120) 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….25.00 SOLD

121) [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…..325.00 SOLD

122) [YOUNG COUNTY] YOUNG COUNTY: History and Biography by Carrie J. Crouch. 1937, 1st edition, Dallas. Has articles covering the county’s early history, cattle ranching, outlaws and lawmen, Indian depredations, Civil War days, Fort Belknap, town histories, a section with family biographies. 343pp w/photos, endpaper map, biblio, index. HB/DJ………85.00

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

CATALOG #266: March, 2017
  New, used and rare

1) Adams, Clarence S. FOR OLD TIMES’ SAKE 1980, 1st edition, Roswell. A collection of stories about homestead life in New Mexico during the Depression years. 144pp w/photos. HB maroon cloth w/ gilt decorations….25.00

2) Albers, E.G., Jr. THE LIFE AND REFLECTIONS OF A TEXAS RANGER  1998, 1st edition, Waco. Albers served as a Texas Ranger from 1961 until his retirement in 1974, serving with Co. “C” in Canyon, and Co. “E” in Midland. In this book he tells of some of the more interesting cases he worked.  130pp w/photos. HB/DJ, SIGNED…..45.00 SOLD

3) Barnes, Will C.  APACHES & LONGHORNS: The Reminiscences of Will C. Barnes  1941, 1st edition, Los Angeles.  The author was in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and gives a good interpretation of frontier military life in Arizona and the Apache Wars.  He retired from the military in the 1880s and became a Southwestern cattleman. 210pp w/photos.  HB/DJ, nice copy….85.00

4) Beazley, William O. HORSES I HAVE KNOWN  1985, 1st ed, Abilene. Beazley was coordinator of the Six White Horses and their coed riders at Hardin Simmons University. Here, he relates some experiences in that capacity. 263pp w/photos. HB/DJ..22.50

5) Bedford, Hilory G. TEXAS INDIAN TROUBLES  2010, #200 of 254 copies of a limited edition reprint of the 1905 original, Copano Bay Press. Edited by Michelle M. Haas.  Many first-hand accounts of Indian atrocities and captivities, including Cynthia Ann Parker and her recapture; the Negro Britt family; Babb family massacre; Elm Creek fight; Big Foot Wallace; and much, much more—about thirty or more stories, many set in the North Texas and Knox county areas. From the author’s preface: “The main object of this book will be to place on record a correct history of the facts connected with, and the sacrifices made by, the early settlers in order to redeem this great land from the hands of the roving bands of Indians that had always occupied it and had done nothing to improve or develop it.” Says a lot.  231pp. HB/DJ, fine copy…….55.00

6) Bernstein, Patricia TEN DOLLARS TO HATE: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan  2017, 1st edition, College Station. Tells the story of the massive Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, and of Dan Moody, the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully convict and jail Klan members. 368pp w/map, illus, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]…..34.95

7) [BIG BEND]  TAMING THE BIG BEND:A History of the Extreme Western Portion of Texas From Fort Clark to El Paso by Mrs. O. L. Shipman. 1926, 1st edition, np. A fine account of the early Anglo settlement of the Big Bend region. In her preface, the author says, “This book contains sketches of some of the most vivid and dashing characters who had much to do with taming the Big Bend.” Her father was Texas Ranger Captain Pat Dolan “who lived on the frontier for seventy-five years and with remarkable clearness of mind recalls the stirring events of days gone by.” Jenkins, BTB: “She also quotes extensively from other pioneers and transients in the region, such as John L. Bullis, commander of Indian Scouts under Mackenzie; A. J. Fairmore and P. Bougad on the El Paso Salt War; Mexican outlaw Victor Ochoa; and Texas Ranger T. T. Cook. The work contains chapters on the early mail routes, the boundary commission, the camel experiment and transportation, the military posts, freighting, civil affairs, Indian Campaigns, the El Paso Salt War, Texas Ranger campaigns, ranching, outlaws, mining, and Mexican revolutionary activities after the turn of the century. This is followed by a section of sketches of early pioneer and ranching families." 215pp w/photos, foldout map tipped onto rear endpaper, index. HB/DJ- bound in original gilt-lettered purple cloth with two small scuffmarks, overall a very good copy of this extremely rare Big Bend history……1,050.00 SOLD
                7b) Another copy – Taming the Big Bend – 1926, 1st edition.  This copy very good condition, lacks map……..895.00

[NOTE: For more Big Bend titles see numbers 121 thru 131 at last page of  this catalog: “Journal of Big Bend Studies…”]

8) [BIG BEND] NATURE WATCH BIG BEND: A Seasonal Guide  by Lynne & Jim Weber. 2017, 1st edition, College Station. An information-packed, month-to-month guide to the wildlife, plants, and natural events that define the seasonal cycles in Big Bend National Park. 271pp w/photos, drawings, references, index. Flexbound, new [multiple copies available]…….24.95

9) [BIG BEND] DEATH IN BIG BEND: Real Stories of Death and Rescue in Big Bend National Park by Laurence Parent. 2010, 2nd printing, Houston. Tragedy strikes in the Big Bend through many avenues: heat strokes, drowning, falls, lightning, and even murder. 202pp w/photos. Softcover, new…..18.95

10) [BIG BEND] WHY THE RAVEN CALLS THE CANYON: Off the Grid in Big Bend Country by E. Dan Klepper. 2017, 1st edition, College Station. Klepper spent years maintaining the Fresno Ranch, an abandoned horse and mule operation located in a remote stretch of the Rio Grande bordering Mexico. In vivid images and well-considered prose, Klepper reflects on his experi-ences at the Ranch, “witnessing the unfolding of a natural world unfettered by the overpowering human footprint that has dominated so many of our remaining wild places.” Recommended for aficionados of photography, cultural and natural history enthusiasts, and fans of the Big Bend region and its austere beauty. 225pp w/photos, map, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multi-copies] …49.95

11) [BIG BEND] CHRONICLES OF THE BIG BEND: A Photographic Memoir of Life on the Border by W.D. Smithers.1979, reprint, Madrona Press, Austin. Pancho Villa, bootleggers, curanderos and avisadores are among the intrigues of the Big Bend caught by Smithers’ camera in the early part of the 20th-century. 144pp. w/many period photos, map, index. Folio HB/DJ…30.00

12) Blaschke, Jayme Lynn INSIDE THE TEXAS CHICKEN RANCH: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse 2016, 1st printing, The History Press, Charleston. The author “delivers a fascinating, revelatory view of the Ranch that illuminates the truth and lies that surround this iconic brothel.” 334pp w/photos, notes, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]…..24.99

13) Brennan, Howard L. [with J. Edward Cherryholmes] EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY: The Kennedy Assassination As Seen By Howard Brennan  1987, 1st edition, Waco. Brennan tells of being at Dealey Plaza and actually seeing Lee Harvey Oswald fire the shots that killed Kennedy on that fateful day in November, 1963. 128pp w/photos, appendices. HB/DJ, as new……45.00

14) [BREWSTER COUNTY] Mirages, Mysteries and Reality--BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS: The Big Bend of the Rio Grande by Clifford B Casey. 1974, 2nd printing, Hereford. Illustrations by Ron Reynolds. A good history of the county which includes many well-rounded and interesting historical essays, plus biographical sketches of many early county residents. 485pp w/photos; maps; appendices--which include a list of county officials and of registered county brands; index.  Folio HB w/green pictorial cover, SIGNED…….125.00

15) Brice, Donaly E.  THE GREAT COMANCHE RAID: Boldest Indian Attack of the Texas Republic  1987, 1st edition, Austin. Covers the 1840 depredations by Indians that began in the Texas Hill Country, continued in Victoria and Linnville, and ended with the Indian’s defeat at the Battle of Plum Creek. 122pp  w/maps, illus, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine…….55.00
                15b) Another edition – The Great Comanche Raid – 3rd printing, HB/DJ, near fine……..30.00

16) 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 ….250.00 SOLD

17) Calvin, Ross  RIVER OF THE SUN: Stories of the Storied Gila  1946, 1st ed, Albuquerque.  Designed by Carl Hertzog.  Tales of people and events along Arizona and New Mexico’s storied  Gila River—explorers, floods, ranching, mining, Apaches, more. 153pp w/photos. HB, SIGNED…..30.00 SOLD

18) Cates, Ivan THE XIT RANCH: A Texas Legacy  2008, 1st edition, Channing. An interesting look at the massive ranch as it looks in the early part of the 21st century, and its history.  Nice photos! 88pp w/references. Trade paperback, SIGNED..35.00 SOLD

19) Clendenin, George COMMON RANGELAND PLANTS of WEST CENTRAL TEXAS  2016, 1st edition, College Station. “This field guide and management reference to the Concho River watershed of west central Texas offers general descriptions of more than 200 plant species, including  information about the plant’s growing period, growth form, livestock and wildlife value, and special management issues. Accompanying photographs give the reader an idea of what the plant looks like on the range and which identifiable features, such as flowers, fruit, or leaf shape, are most important to that particular plant.  Several experts also cover the use of fire and the management of deer, turkey, dove, and other wildlife in this region. Includes a discussion of noxious, invasive, and toxic plants; historical accounts of the region.”  590pp w/maps, illus, charts, appendices, index. Flexbound (with flaps), new [multi-copies available]……45.00

20) Clark, James A. & Michael T. Halbouty  SPINDLETOP  1952, 1st edition, NY. The true story of the 1901 oil discovery that changed the world.  306pp w/photos, appendices, index. HB/DJ edgeworn and chipped, now in protective cover…55.00

21) Dale, Edward Everett  THE RANGE CATTLE INDUSTRY: Ranching on the Great Plains from 1865 to 1925 1960, 1st printing of the new OU Press edition, Norman.  Reese, SIX SCORE: “A classic study of ranching on the Great Plains from 1865 to 1925. [Dale’s writings] were pioneering works in the historiography of the range cattle industry.”  216pp w/illustrations, maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good……50.00

22) Dale, Edward Everett COW COUNTRY 1968, reprint, Norman. Colorful stories about the cowboy and the cattle range. 258pp w/index. HB….20.00

23) DeShields, James T. THEY SAT IN HIGH PLACE: The Presidents and Governors of Texas 1940, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Lengthy sub-title: “The Presidents and Governors of Texas From the First American Chief Executive, 1835-36; Presidents of the Republic, 1836-46; and Governors of the State, 1846-1939.” Biographical. 484pp w/portraits, notes, index. HB/DJ, some light wear and one small tape repair to dust jacket, otherwise a very good copy……….165.00

24) Dixon, Olive K. LIFE OF BILLY DIXON: Plainsman, Scout and Pioneer  2005, reprint, Abilene. New intro by George B. Ward. Includes an account of the fights between Indians and buffalo hunters at Adobe Walls and at Buffalo Wallow for which Congress voted the Medal of Honor to the survivors.  258pp w/photos, index. Trade paperback , new…...18.95

25) Dobie, J. Frank THE FLAVOR OF TEXAS 1936, 1st edition, 2nd issue just jacket, Dallas. Illustrations by Alexandre Hogue.  A collection of stories that were originally published serially in the Fort Worth Press, featuring 16 of Dobie’s favorite episodes in Texas history.  287pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ (previous owner’s inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise a near fine copy) very scarce…………………….225.00
                25b) Another edition - The Flavor of Texas –1975, 2nd edition, published by Jenkins Publishing Co., Austin. HB/DJ..45.00 SOLD

26) Dobie, J. Frank TONGUES OF THE MONTE  1935, 1st edition, NY. Dobie recounts some time spent in the rugged badlands of northern Mexico. 301pp. A Dobie title that is hard to find in any edition. HB w/bright decorative cover lacking dust jacket, very good copy……….165.00

27) Ely, Glen Sample  THE TEXAS FRONTIER and the BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND MAIL, 1858-1861 2016, 1st edition, Norman. Tells the story of Texas’s antebellum frontier, from the Red River to El Paso, a raw and primitive country punctuated by chaos, lawlessness, and violence where settlers were left on their own to deal with vigilantes, lynchings, raiding Indians, and Anglo-American outlaws.  This is also the tale of the Butterfield Overland Mail, which carried passengers and mail through Texas. While it operated, the transcontinental mail line intersected and influenced much of Texas’s frontier history. 428pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [a few SIGNED copies available]……34.95

28) Emmett, Chris  SHANGHAI PIERCE: A Fair Likeness  1953, BOMC reprint, Norman. Drawings by Nick Eggenhofer.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the best biographies of a Texas cattleman.... Emmett gives us Shanghai Pierce with the warts and all…good reading and competent biography.” Pierce was one of Texas’ most colorful cattlemen who built a ranching empire in South Texas and crossed paths with many notables, including John Wesley Hardin, Ike Pryor, Charlie Siringo, Leander H. McNelly, Wild Bill Hickock, Ab blocker, others. 326pp w/maps, photos, appendix, bib., index. HB/DJ……22.50 SOLD

29) Erickson, John R.  CATCH ROPE: The Long Arm of the Cowboy  1994, 1st edition, Denton. An entertaining look at roping. 174pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……..30.00

30) Evans, Max  SUPER BULL: And Other True Escapades  1986, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  Introduction by Charles Champlin. Thirteen delightful stories about cowboys, hunting with dogs, film and horse racing personalities, and more. 187pp w/photos. HB/DJ, near fine copy…..30.00 SOLD

31) Ferguson, Wes THE BLANCO RIVER  2017, 1st edition, College Station. Photography by Jacob Croft Botter; foreword by Andrew Sansom.  For two years, Ferguson and Botter paddled, walked, and waded the Blanco. They have explored its history, people, wildlife, and the natural beauty that surprises everyone who experiences this river. Also, some insight into the damage done by the disastrous flood of 2015. 170pp w/maps, photos, index. Flexbound w/flaps, new [multiple copies available]……..24.95

32) Fleming, Elvis E. CAPTAIN JOSEPH C. LEA: From Confederate Guerrilla to New Mexico Patriarch  2002, 1st edition, Las Cruces. During the Civil War, Lea served with both Quantrill’s guerrillas, and with Shelby’s cavalry. After the War he settled in New Mexico’s Pecos Valley and helped develop Roswell. He was a force for peace during the Lincoln County War, and helped establish the county of Chaves. 260pp w/maps, photos, sources, index, genealogical chart. HB/DJ fine copy……35.00 SOLD

33) [FOARD COUNTY] THEY LOVED THE LAND: Foard County History by Bailey Phelps. TWO VOLUMES. Volume I 1969 with undated supplemental volume, both are 1st editions, Wichita Falls. 396/108pp w/photos, illustrations, map, pioneer biographies, family histories, more. Both volumes folio HB w/pictorial covers (Vol I. has some scuffing to the cover) the set=185.00

34) Frantz, Joe B. GAIL BORDEN: Dairyman to a Nation  1951, 1st edition, Norman. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the most interesting of al Texas biographies, written about a man whose Horatio Alger success story made him so famous nationally that his large contributions to the creation and development of Texas were almost forgotten. This book won the 1951 Texas Institute of Letters award for the best Texas book of the year.”  310pp w/illus, bib., index. HB/DJ very good……..75.00 SOLD

35) Gaddy, Jerry J. [editor] TEXAS IN REVOLT: Contemporary Newspaper Account of the Texas Revolution  1973, 1st edition, Old Army Press, Ft. Collins.  Includes six full color paintings by J. Hefter, “the leading artist of this period.”  Accounts from around the nation that reported on the Revolution, from the Alamo to San Jacinto. 139pp w/sources. Folio HB/DJ (dust jacket slightly scuffed at edges)…….40.00 SOLD

36) [GARZA COUNTY] FOOT PRINTS: A History of Garza County and Its People  compiled and edited by Women’s Division of Post Chamber of Commerce. No date, 1st “Centennial Edition,” Post. 200pp w/photos, map, historical articles, family biographies, index. Folio HB red cloth w/gilt decorations…… 75.00

37) 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…….60.00

38) Gillett, James B. SIX YEARS WITH THE TEXAS RANGERS 1921, 1st edition, Von-Boeckmann-Jones Co., Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the finest personal memoirs of Texas Ranger service.” Gillett served with the Rangers from 1875 to 188i. Here he recounts his involvement in the Mason County War, the Horrell-Higgins Feud, rounding up of Sam Bass and his bunch, and other incidents. Gillett later became a successful rancher in Presidio County, Texas. 332pp with all 8 photo plates intact. HB green cloth w/gold embossed lettering, front hinge is starting to crack, otherwise a very good and sound copy, very scarce……275.00 SOLD

39) Gipson, Fred  THE HOME PLACE  1950, 1st edition, NY. Heart-warming novel set in the Texas Hill Country.  248pp.
HB/DJ showing edgewear, INSCRIBED/SIGNED……….95.00 SOLD

40) Glasscock, Lucille A TEXAS WILDCATTER: A Fascinating Saga of Oil  1952, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. The story of Wildcatter Gus Glasscock, who participated in many of Texas’ oil booms around the state. 126pp w/photos. HB/DJ (dust jacket has two small chips, now in protective cover)…..40.00

41) Green, Ben K. THE VILLAGE HORSE DOCTOR: West of the Pecos 1971, 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Lorence Bjorklund. 306pp.  HB/DJ, very good……..45.00
42) Green, Ben K. WILD COW TALES 1969, 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Lorence Bjorklund.  Author spins thirteen entertaining yarns about his adventures with wild steers. HB/DJ (dust jacket slightly edgeworn) very good………..45.00
43) Green, Ben K.  HORSE TRADIN’ 1969, 1st edition,, NY.  Twenty entertaining stories about horse tradin’ from the master yarn spinner.  HB/DJ (dust jacket slightly edgeworn) very good………40.00
44) 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
NOTE: I have very good reprints of Green’s books – hardbacks in dust jackets – for $16.95 each—specify these if you don’t want first editions.

45) Greer, James K. [editor/biographer]  BUCK BARRY: Texas Ranger and Frontiersman  1978, revised edition limited to 1,000 copies, Waco [Possibly an overrun as the colophon page is not numbered or signed].  Biography of a Texas Ranger who fought in the Mexican War and later commanded the Texas Frontier Regiment against Indians on the frontier. He was later sheriff of Navarro County; then established his family on a cattle and horse ranch in Bosque County, where he was busy chasing and fighting Indian marauders. His recollections give one of the best accounts of frontier life in Texas.  254pp w/maps, illus, bib, index. HB/DJ….85.00

46) Hafertepe, Kenneth  THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF GERMAN TEXANS  2016, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “German immigrants of the nineteenth century left a distinctive mark on the lifestyles and vernacular architecture of Texas. In this first comprehensive survey of the art and artifacts of German Texans, the author explores how their material culture was influenced by their European roots, how it was adapted to everyday life in Texas, and how it changed over time...This masterful study covers pioneer generations in East Texas and the Hill Country, and into the early twentieth century. Houses and their furnishings, churches and cemeteries, breweries and businesses, and paintings and engravings fill the pages of this informative and richly illustrated volume.”  516pp w/photos, illustrations, chapter notes, index. Folio HB/DJ, new ……..49.95

47) Hagan, William T. QUANAH PARKER: Comanche Chief 1993, 1st edition, Norman. A well- balanced portrait of the great chief. 149pp w/photos, sources, index. HB/DJ…..35.00

48) Hale, Douglas THE THIRD TEXAS CAVALRY IN THE CIVIL WAR  1993, 1st edition, Norman. This famous fighting unit was recruited from 26 counties in northeastern Texas under Col. Elkanah Greer and eventually became part of Gen. Sul Ross’s brigade.  347pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good….35.00

49) 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, lacking dust jacket, INSCRIBED/SIGNED..195.00

50) Haley, J. Evetts THE HERALDRY OF THE RANGE: Some Southwestern Brands 1949, 1st edition, Canyon.  Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by H. D. Bugbee. Chronicles the origins of seven noted ranch brands, including the JA, XIT, Matadors, 101, Cross L, JJ, and the Bells of New Mexico. 35pp. Folio HB/DJ, very good, quite scarce in cloth……..350.00
                50b) Another copy – Heraldry of the Range – 1949, 1st edition, HB brown cloth lacking dust jacket……...250.00

51) Haley, J. Evetts GEORGE W. LITTLEFIELD: Texan 1943, 1st edition, Norman. Drawings by Harold D. Bugbee. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Another good biography of a well-known Texas cattleman.”  Littlefield was a Confederate veteran (rode with Terry’s Rangers) who “trailed Longhorns to Kansas, opened huge ranges in the Texas Panhandle, grazed thousands of cattle on the Pecos, and discovered that money could also be made across a bank counter.” 287pp w/ill, index. HB/DJ, INSCRIBED/SIGNED….165.00 SOLD

52) Hamner, Laura V. LIGHT ‘N HITCH: A Collection of Historical Writing Depicting Life on the High Plains 1958, 1st edition, Dallas. Paintings by Dord Fitz. A general history of the Texas Panhandle covering the period from the 1870s through the 1920s—Adobe Walls, Charles Goodnight, Quanah Parker, law and order, transportation, pioneer women, town building, ranching, much more. 350pp w/photos, appendices, index. HB/DJ (dj has tiny chips at edges, in protective cover) INSCRIBED/SIGNED..85.00 SOLD

53) Hardin, John Wesley  THE LIFE OF JOHN WESLEY HARDIN  1972, reprint, Western Frontier Library, OU Press, Norman..  Autobiography of one of the West’s most notorious gunfighters who killed his first man in 1868 at the age of fifteen.  Ramon Adams, in SIX-GUNS, had nice things to say about this book, and complimented the author on having correct names and dates. 154pp w/illus. HB/DJ…….22.50

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

55) Hendrix, John IF I CAN DO IT HORSEBACK: A Cow-Country Sketchbook 1964, 1st edition, Austin.  Intro by Wayne Gard; illustrations by Malcolm Thurgood.   “Accurate, detailed and fascinating descriptions of the day-to-day life of the cowboy, the chuck-wagon cook, the range boss” based on the author’s personal experiences in West Texas. 355pp w/index. HB….35.00 SOLD

56) Hickey, Michael M.  THE COWBOY CONSPIRACY TO CONVICT THE EARPS  1994, 1st edition, Honolulu.  Presents the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral chronologically. Includes eyewitness testimony; a time and motion study; how the event took place; the conspiracy to convict the Earps; Tom McLaury's actions during the street fight; sketches of Camillus S. Fly, the Tombstone photo-grapher; and a tribute to Wyatt Earp biographers Stuart N. Lake and Glenn G. Boyer. 151pp w/bibliography. Folio softcover w/flaps…….35.00 SOLD

57) Holden, W. C. ROLLIE BURNS or An Account of the Ranching Industry of the South Plains 1986, 2nd edition, College Station, with a new introduction by David J. Murrah..  Wm. Reese, in SIX-SCORE: “An excellent picture of ranching in the 1870s, 80s, and 90s in West Texas. Burns first work as a cowboy was in 1873. He worked for several outfits and managed three before this narrative ends in 1896.”  243pp w/index.  HB/DJ…….35.00

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

59) Howard, Helen Addison SAGA OF CHIEF JOSEPH  1965, 2nd revised edition, Caxton Printers, LTD., Caldwell. Maps and illustrations by George D. McGrath. The life story of the Chief of the Nez Perces and their dramatic and futile struggle for freedom.  399pp w/maps, illus, biblio, index. HB/DJ very good………..30.00

60) Hunter, J. Marvin [editor/publisher] THE BLOODY TRAIL IN TEXAS: Sketches and Narratives of Indian Raids and Atrocities on Our Frontier  1966, 2nd edition, Bandera.  A collection of the more notable firsthand accounts of Indian atrocities and fights that occurred on the Texas frontier, from stories first published in Frontier Times Magazine.  190pp. Softcover, front free endpaper has a few tiny bug bites, otherwise a very good copy…….40.00 SOLD

61) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy]  LONG WAY TO TEXAS  1976, 1st edition, NY.184pp.  HB/DJ, fine copy…65.00

62) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy]  EYES OF THE HAWK  1981, 1st edition, NY. 182pp. HB/DJ, fine copy….45.00

63) Kinch, Sam & Stuart Long  ALLAN SHIVERS: The Pied Piper of Texas Politics  1973, 1st edition, Austin. Recounts the circumstances that broke the Democrat’s hold on the South for the first time.  Includes interviews with Shivers, Lyndon Johnson. 247pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ (jacket slightly worn)……..25.00 SOLD

64) [KNOX COUNTY, TEXAS] KNOX COUNTY HISTORY circa 1978, 2nd edition, Haskell. The book’s contents are sectioned by community, with a historical essay on the community’s background, then biographical sketches of each community’s residents. 364pp w/photos.  HB/no dust jacket as issued………45.00

65) Krueger, Max Amadeus Paulus SECOND FATHERLAND: The Life and Times of a German Immigrant 1976, 1st  printing of the revised edition, College Station. Edited and with an introduction by Marilyn McAdams Sibley.  The author recalls, among other things, the murderous “Helena Duel”, brutal Indian massacres, a cattleman’s war, and the thrills of a mustang or buffalo hunt. 161pp w/illus, map, index.  HB/DJ, nice copy…30.00

66) [LAMPASAS COUNTY, TEXAS]  RELIGHTING LAMPLIGHTS OF LAMPASAS COUNTY, TEXAS by Jonnie Elzner.  A history.  1974, 1st edition, np. Historical chapters; early pioneers; town and community histories; disasters; much more.  331pp w/maps, photos, appendices. HB red cloth, INSCRIBED/SIGNED……..50.00

67) [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…80.00 SOLD
                67b) Another edition-The Art of Tom Lea-2003, Memorial Edition, afterword by Becky Duval Reese. HB/DJ, fine…54.00

68) [LYNN COUNTY] GRASSROOTS UPSIDE DOWN: A History of Lynn County, Texas by Frank P. Hill & Pat Hill Jacobs.  1986, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by David J. Murrah. Prehistory; the ranchers; the settlers; railroads; many biographical sketches.  420pp w/photos, map, bibliography, index. HB brown cloth w/decorated cover, SIGNED by Jacobs.…..135.00

69) [MARTIN COUNTY]  MARTIN COUNTY: The First Thirty Years by Fay Eidson Smithson and Pat Wilkinson Hull.  1970, 1st edition, Hereford.  Early history; county organization; cattle drives;  tall tales; family biographies,  much more.  295pp w/photos, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover……60.00 SOLD

70) [MARTIN COUNTY] MARTIN COUNTY, TEXAS: Its Land and Its People, 1881-1978 by the Martin County Historical Commission. 1979, 1st limited edition of 1250 copies, Stanton.  Historical articles, early development, community histories, 200 pages of family histories, cemetery inventories, much more. 544pp w/maps, photos, appendix, index. Folio HB maroon leather w/gold decorations, very good copy……100.00

71) McCaffrey, James M. (editor) SURROUNDED BY DANGERS OF ALL KINDS: The Mexican War Letters of Lieutenant Theodore Laidley 1997, 1st edition, Denton.  Laidley, a graduate of West Point, wrote his father in Virginia, and his letters “reveal the horrors of the battlefield, his low opinion of volunteer soldiers, the jealousy over promotions within the officer corps, and continued concerns over his own physical and spiritual health.”  He landed at Veracruz in March 1847, and wound up with the occupation forces in Mexico City at the war’s end.  HB/DJ, as new....27.95

72) McCarty, John L. ADOBE WALLS BRIDE: The Story of Billy and Olive King Dixon  1956, 2nd printing, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. This story of the famous buffalo hunter and scout and his wife came mostly from interviews with Mrs. Dixon. 281pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index.  HB/DJ (dust jacket worn, chipped, now in protective cover)…30.00 SOLD

73) McCauley, J.E. A STOVE-UP COWBOY’S STORY 1965, facsimile reprint of the original, SMU Press, Dallas.  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. .Dobie liked its ‘uncommon saltiness of speech.’”  73pp w/ill. HB/DJ (dust jacket has one-inch chip, otherwise a very good copy)….30.00

74) McFarlan, Allan A. [EDITOR]  AMERICAN INDIAN LEGENDS  1968, “Collector’s Edition”, Easton Press. Illustrated by Everett Gee Jackson. A large collection of fascinating, traditional Native American folktales from the writings of Henry R. Schoolcraft, George Bird Grinnell, Franz Boaz, and others. 406pp/ HB bound in red leather, very good…….35.00 SOLD

75) McMillen, Sally G. MOTHERHOOD IN THE OLD SOUTH: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infant Rearing  1990, 1st edition, Baton Rouge. Looks at the childbearing and rearing responsibilities that consumed the lives of women in the Old South from 1800 to 1860. 237pp w/notes, references index. HB/DJ…..18.00

76) McNeill, J.C. (Cap), III THE McNEILLS’ SR RANCH: 100 Years in Blanco Canyon 1988, 1st edition, College Station. Foreword by David J. Murrah. Anecdotal history of the cattle ranch in the Caprock country of  Crosby County, Texas. 205pp w/photos, index.  HB/DJ…….35.00

77) Meinzer, Wyman (photography) and Ray Sasser (text)  TEXAS QUAIL 1997, 1st edition, Dallas. Meinzer’s photos and Sasser’s text.  “Includes almost 250 of Meinzer's photographs of the hunt and the hunting industry that has spring up around it.”  There are also some paintings by sporting artists John Cowan, Robert Abbett, Herb Booth, and others. 156pp. Oblong folio, HB/DJ, SIGNED by Meinzer……55.00

78) Mersfelder, L.C. Larry COWBOY-FISHERMAN-HUNTER: True Stories of the Great Southwest  1941, 1st edition, Kansas City.  True tales of the open country of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico set in the 1930s and 40s.  271pp  w/many photos. HB/DJ, nice……….35.00

79) Metz, Leon DALLAS STOUDENMIRE: El Paso Marshall  1969, 1st edition, Pemberton Press, Austin. The story of Stoudenmire’s tumultuous two-years as El Paso marshal in early 1880s.  Jim Gillette (later to be a well-known Texas Ranger) served as Marshall’s deputy for two years.  162pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, very good……..75.00

80) Metz, Leon THE SHOOTERS 1995, reprint, Mangan Books, El Paso.  “This unique chronicle depicts rare, historical and true accounts of notorious gunmen.” Billy the Kid, Black Jack Ketchum, Pat Garrett, Dallas Stoudenmire, King Fisher, Chisum, Clay Allison, John Larn, and many others are profiled. 300pp w/bibliography.  HB/DJ, very good copy, SIGNED ……..30.00

81) Michno, Gregory THE SETTLER’S WAR: The Struggle for the Texas Frontier in the 1860s  2011, 1st edition, Caldwell.  “In the 1860s, the targets of the Comanches, Kiowas and Apaches were usually the homesteaders on the Texas frontier. The majority of killings were done by Indians on unsuspecting white families. But their story is seldom told—a tale of white victims is not a popular one today.” This book does a great job of recounting that era’s violence, revealing 150 Indian depredations most historians chose to overlook. 448pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies]……………24.95
82b) Another copy – The Settler’s War –2011, 1st edition, variant binding in trade paperback, new………...19.95

83) [MIDLAND COUNTY]  LAND OF THE HIGH SKY by John Howard Griffin. 1959, 1st edition, Midland.  A history of the West Texas area around Midland published by the First National Bank of Midland.  Early exploration, Comanches, frontiersmen.  212pp w/notes, references, index. HB………….30.00

84) Moore, Ben, Sr. BUTTERFIELD: 7 Years With the Indians  1945, 1st edition, O’Donnell. The Rev. A. E. Butterfield was a great nephew of the Butterfield Stage and Mail route founder.  In this book he relates his experiences as a missionary on the Indian Reservations in what is now Oklahoma. Info on Quanah Parker, Geronimo, Butterfield, more. 131pp w/photos. HB………...50.00

85) Moss, William Paul ROUGH AND TUMBLE: The Autobiography of a West Texas Judge 1954, 1st edition, NY. The story of a Tennessee farm boy who became a Texas judge, cattleman, rancher and oilman in the Odessa area. 177pp w/photos. HB/DJ (dust jacket edgeworn and chipped, now in protective cover) INSCRIBED/SIGNED….45.00 SOLD

86) Murphy, Lawrence R. [editor] INDIAN AGENT IN NEW MEXICO: Wm. Arny’s Journal, 1870 1967, limited to 750 copies. Murphy kept a diary when he rode trails in New Mexico to visit every Indian tribe and pueblo. 62pp w/tipped in portrait and index.  Small HB/DJ, SIGNED by publisher, Jack Rittenhouse….35.00 SOLD

87) Neeley, Bill  QUANAH PARKER and HIS PEOPLE 1986, 1st edition, Slaton. Foreword by Claire Kuehn. A good biography of the last war chief of the Comanche Indians.  212pp w/photos, Parker family tree, notes, biblio., index. HB, red leather binding w/gilt lettering, SIGNED….65.00

88) Nordyke, Lewis CATTLE EMPIRE: The Fabulous Story of the 3,000,000 acre XIT  1949, 1st edition, NY. A history of the famed Panhandle ranching empire and of the men who developed it. 273pp w/photos, appendix [includes “Ranch Rules” as set down by Abner Taylor in 1888.]  HB/DJ (dust jacket edgeworn, chipped in protective cover)….35.00

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, SIGNED…..200.00 [signed copies are uncommon!] SOLD

90) Ornduff, Donald R. THE HEREFORD IN AMERICA: A Compilation of Historic Facts About the Breed’s Background and Bloodlines  1969, 3rd edition, Kansas City. “An epic account of the breed’s rise from humble beginnings to a position of unquestioned predominance.” 500pp w/illus, map, appendices, index. HB………30.00 SOLD

91) Parks, Aline & Dudley Cramer [editors] EARLY RANCHING IN WEST TEXAS  1986, limited edition of 1,000 copies, Snyder. A combined printing of two earlier books published in 1971 & 1972 by the Snyder Unit of the Ranch Headquarters Association: First Cattlemen on the Lower Plains of West Texas, and Early Ranching and Water Sources in West Texas. Includes profiles of many West Texas ranches and ranchers, including the NUN, Mooar Brothers and Shannon, Bush and Tillar’s Triangle, Pyron Ranch, George Elkins, Spur, the 24, John B. Slaughter and the Long S, and others. 110pp w/photos, endpaper maps, index.  Folio HB w/pictorial cover, scarce…..50.00 SOLD

92) Patterson, C.L. SENSATIONAL TEXAS MANHUNT 1939, 1st ed, San Antonio. Chronicles the 1901 manhunt in South Texas for Gregorio Cortez after he killed two peace officers. Includes a chapter on John Wesley Hardin.30pp. Softcover……35.00

93) [REAGAN COUNTY] THE REAGAN COUNTY STORY: A History of Reagan County 1974, 1st edition, Seagraves. 276pp w/map, photos, pioneer biographies by community, index. Includes a section on the boomtown Texon. Folio HB….85.00

94) Richardson, Rupert Norval THE COMANCHE BARRIER TO SOUTH PLAINS SETTLEMENT: A Century and a Half of Savage Resistance to the Advancing White Frontier  1996, reprint, Eakin Press, Austin. Edited and with notes by Kenneth R. Jacobs; a new introduction by A.C. Greene. A scholarly and readable account of the Comanche Indians and their resistance to white settlement. Considered by many to be the most comprehensive of any study yet done. 253pp w/photos, maps, bibliography, index. Folio HB/no dj as issued, as new………29.95

95) Rios, John F. [editor] READINGS ON THE ALAMO  1987, 1st edition, NY. A collection of writings about the Alamo with excerpts from many authors, including Davy Crockett’s diaries, William Travis’s letters and proclamations; General Santa Anna’s plea for mercy; and several known historians who have written much about the Alamo.368pp w/illus. HB/DJ, SIGNED….30.00 SOLD

96) 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 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/DJ (some tiny chips at edges of dust jacket)……….110.00 SOLD
                96b) Another copy – Comanche Bondage – 1955, 1st edition, HB lacks dust jacket……………………85.00

97) Roberts, Capt. Dan W. RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY 1914, 1st edition, San Antonio. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “...gives a remarkable, concise account of the service of one of the most active of all Texas Ranger units...[He] recounts an astonishing string of battles with Indians, outlaws, rustlers, murderers, and feuding families during those years when the small ranger force was virtually the only law enforcement entity in western and southern Texas.” An important and quite scarce Texas Ranger item. 190pp w/photos. Hardback--green cloth with black lettering—very good copy……….250.00 SOLD

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……200.00 SOLD

99) Rose, Victor THE TEXAS VENDETTA or, The Sutton-Taylor Feud 1956 reprint of the rare 1880 original, this printing by Ed Bartholomew’s Frontier Press of Texas, Houston.  Adams, SIX-GUNS: “..gives some information on the Sutton-Taylor feud not found elsewhere.”  69pp plus 16 photos from the Rose Collection.  HB…….45.00

100) Rye, Edgar THE QUIRT AND THE SPUR: Vanishing Shadows of the Texas Frontier 2000, reprint, Lubbock. A new introduction by Ty Cashion; afterword by Charles E. Linck, Jr. 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, more. 372pp w/illus. Trade paperback...17.95

101) Sansom, Andrew  & William E. Reaves OF TEXAS RIVERS & TEXAS ART  2017, 1st edition, College Station. This book showcases some of the finest contemporary river art, featuring many Texas artists. 157pp w/map, illus.  Folio HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……..35.00

102) Shaw, Charles INDIAN LIFE IN TEXAS 1987, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by James A. Michener. Pen-and-ink illustrated narrative that depicts the life and customs of Texas Indians: Apaches, Comanches, Caddoes, Karankawas, others. A second section gives a black & white photo essay by Reagan Bradshaw depicting Indians in a modern environment. 204pp. Folio HB/DJ....50.00

103) Sitton, Thad  BACKWOODSMEN: Stockman and Hunters Along A Big Thicket River Valley  1995, 1st edition, Norman. An interesting and detailed social history of the back-country hunters and woodsmen of the Neches River area in Southeastern Texas. 310pp w/photos, map, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…….45.00 SOLD

104) Spence, Vernon Gladden  JUDGE LEGETT OF ABILENE: A Texas Frontier Profile  1977, 1st edition, College Station. Legett began his law practice in Buffalo Gap in 1879, then moved on to Abilene where he represented buffalo hunters, bone collectors, cattlemen, farmers and other frontier folks. He became an active participant in the development of Abilene. 264pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good copy …….25.00 SOLD

105) Spencer, Elma Dill Russell GREEN RUSSELL AND GOLD  1966, 1st edition, Austin. Sketches and maps by Ben Carlton Mead.  The odyssey of the Russell brothers, 19th century prospectors and miners, who moved with the frontier as it followed fresh discoveries of gold from Georgia to Colorado to California.  239pp w/illus, maps, genealogical tables, bib, index. HB/DJ..35.00

106) Stephens, Robert W. WALTER DURBIN: Texas Ranger and Sheriff  1970, 1st edition, Clarendon.  Durbin was a Texas Ranger in the famous Frontier Battalion in the 1880s under Captain George H. Schmitt. 174pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good…………75.00

107) Stubbendieck, James, et al GRASSES OF THE GREAT PLAINS 2017, 1st edition, College Station. “This comprehensive guide, written by three grass specialists, is an invaluable tool for identification of the approximately 450 species of grasses that occur on the Great Plains. In each description, the authors cover distribution, habitat, forage value, and toxicity and include a detailed black-and-white illustration of the grass as well as a range map.  736pp w/maps, drawings, bibliography, index. HB w/pictorial cover, new [multiple copies available]…….49.95

108) Taylor, Joe f. [editor] THE INDIAN CAMPAIGN ON THE STAKED PLAINS, 1874-1875   1962, 1st edition, Canyon.  Military correspondence concerning the Red River War on the Llano Estacado. Includes a  section on Medal of Honor winners, pp 223-236. The last section gives details about Indian prisoners held at Fort Marion in Florida from 1875-77.368pp w/notes, appendix, bibliography, index. Large folded map (22X30) of “Parts of Kansas, Indian Territory, Texas and New Mexico, 1875” laid in. HB green leather with gold lettering, scarce….225.00

109) Terrell, John Upton THE PLAINS APACHE  1975, 1st edition, NY. “This is the story of 300 years of pageantry and violence of the notorious Plains Apache…” 244pp w/maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……..25.00

110) [TOM GREEN COUNTY] THE CONCHO COUNTRY by Gus Clemens.  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 and settlement; Fort Concho; frontier military; ranching, farming; the oil boom; more. 232pp w/maps, photos, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, SIGNED………………………………………85.00
                110b) Another edition – The Concho Country – 3rd edition (“Ethicon Edition”)…HB……………………..45.00

111) ]TOM GREEN COUNTY] SAN ANGELO MARCHES ON! Compiled by Mrs. Ruth McCauley Thorne. 1940, 1st edition, San Angelo. A tribute to the many men and women who were instrumental in the development of San Angelo. Includes portraits and brief info on many of those movers and shakers. 108pp. Flexible cloth, purple w/gold lettering….95.00

112) [UPTON COUNTY.] McCAMEY: Child of Black Gold circa 1975, 1st edition, np. Includes “Early History” by Mrs. Joe E. Conger, and more historical articles by various contributors. 96pp w/photos.  Folio HB w/decorated cover.......45.00

113) Utley, Robert M. HIGH NOON IN LINCOLN: Violence on the Western Frontier 1987, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  A detailed and interestingly written account of the two-year deadly fracas in Lincoln County. 265pp w/maps, photos, notes, sources, index. HB/DJ vg....25.00 SOLD

TWO VOLUMES, 1965/1966, 1st printings by Museum Journal, Lubbock. Vol. I covers the years 1871-1873; Vol. II = 1873-1879. Mackenzie was the noted Indian fighter who is credited with bringing an end to the Comanche atrocities in West Texas. 
HB/DJ, scarce, two volume set = 185.00 SOLD

115) Weddle, Robert S. THE SAN SABA MISSION: Spanish Pivot in Texas 1964, 1st edition, Austin.  A detailed history of the old mission that was established in 1757 with its ruins still visible at the golf course near Menard, Texas. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This study is well-organized…and gives a coherent tale of one spot in the Southwest, a key in an international struggle for mastery of the continent.” He also points out that Weddle  has debunked the mythology of the silver mines of which so much has been written, and tells the history of the project in “the context of the Spanish objectives in the New World,” which was to convert the Plains Indians as a means of pacifying and controlling them. HB/DJ (dust jacket creased, edgeworn in protective cover..60.00

116) White, Benton R. THE FORGOTTEN CATTLE KING 1986, 1st edition, College Station. Biography of F.G. Oxsheer, a West Texas cattleman who at one time owned a network of ranches that stretched from Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle into northern Mexico. 138pp w/photos, maps, appendix, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, very good….45.00

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

118) Wilson, Jane Adeline A Thrilling Narrative of the Sufferings of JANE ADELINE WILSON During Her Captivity Among the COMANCHE INDIANS 1971, limited edition reprint of the original edition circa 1854, Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield. #320 of 402 copies. Introduction by Glenn Williams. Mrs. Wilson tells of her captivity when she was captured by Comanches near Phantom Hill military Post in North Texas. 28pp w/illustrations. HB green cloth w/gilt lettering, in original unprinted jacket.165.00 SOLD

119) Wilson, Maurine T. & Jack Jackson  PHILIP NOLAN AND TEXAS: Expeditions to the Unknown Land, 1791-1901 1987, 1st edition, Waco. Philip Nolan was among the first Americans to push westward into Spanish Texas to trade illegally in horses. This book explores Nolan’s background, and his reasons for coming to Texas and the Spanish borderlands. This edition is an expanded version of Ms. Wilson’s unpublished Master’s Thesis she did in 1932 at the University of Texas. 189pp w/maps, illustrations, map appendix, index. HB/DJ, as new………35.00 SOLD

JOURNAL OF BIG BEND STUDIES: Back issues I still have available  (each issue contains 8 to 10 articles, of which I’ll describe only a couple or three to give you an idea what’s in them):
120) Volume III, 1991: “The San Vicente Rain Dance” by Elton Miles; An Interview With Eve Ball” by Lawrence Clayton; “Terlingua Abaja” by Albert B. Tucker; more……35.00 SOLD
121) Volume 11, 1999: “Archeological Data Recovery from A 9,000 Year-old Site in the Chisos Basin” by Thomas Alex; Fort Duncan: Frontier Outpost on the Rio Grande” by Al Kinsall; “Pushing the Mules Through Guadalupe Pass: Pinery Station on the Butterfield Overland Mail” by James Matthews; more…..25.00
122) Volume 12, 2000: “Fire-Cracked Rock Features and the Tentative Identification of Mescalero Apache sites, Hudspeth County” by Regge Wiseman;  “The Peyote Religion and Mescalero Apache” by Stacy Schaefer; “American Red Cross Activities at the Battle of Ojinaga, Dec. 1913-Jan 1914” by Glenn Willeford; more……25.00
123) Volume 13, 2001: “Hispanic Texas Rangers Contribute to Peace on the Texas Frontier, 1838-1880” by David Screws; “The Great Chihuahuan Cattle Drive of 1868” by Douglas Travers; “Violent times along New Mexico’s Trans-Pecos Frontier: by Stephen Bogener; “The Madero Revolution and the Bloody Bend” by Earl Elam; more……25.00
124) Volume 16, 2004: “Black Slaves in Northern New Spain” by John Franco; “Aguaverde: A Forgotten Presidio of the Line, 1773-1781” by Solveig A. Turpin & Herbert E. Eling. “Build a Railroad and they Will Come” by Gerald G. Raun”; more….25.00
125) Volume 17, 2005: “Prehistoric Ritual Destruction of Some Lower Pecos River Style Pictographs…” by Timothy Roberts; The Fort McKavett Community in 1889” by Gloria Duarte; “The El Paso Salt War” by Paul Cool; more……………25.00
126) Volume 18, 2006: “Transient Clergy in the Trans-Pecos Area, 1848-1892” by Robert E. Wright; “The Madero Revolution” by Gerald G. Raun; “An Update: The Great Chihuahua Cattle Drive of 1868”; more………………………………………25.00
127) Volume 20, 2008: “The Peyote Trade of the Texas Borderlands…” by Martin Terry; “The Jess Evans Gang and the Death of Texas Ranger George R. Bingham” by Chuck Parsons; “Psychology of Rock Art” by Andrea Powers; more….25.00
128) Volume 21, 2009: “Skullduggery at Spencer’s Ranch: Civil War Intrigue in West Texas” by Glen Sample Ely; “Englishmen, Railroads and the San Carlos Coal Mine” by Glenn Justice; “African-American Del Rio” by Doug Braudaway; more……25.00
129) Volume 22, 2010: “ ‘We Have Fingers Crossed’: Mining in Big Bend’s Fresno Canyon” by Cynthia A. Brandimarte; “ ‘Big Bend Bold’ Pictographs…” by Timothy E. Roberts; “The Five-Year White Elephant: Building the Indian Lodge”; more….25.00
130) Volume 23, 2011: “Murder at Seminole” by Glenn P. Willeford; “The Marfa-Terlingua Freight Road” by Lonn Taylor…25.00 
131) Volume 24, 2012: “Northern Chihuahuan Desert Borderlands Ecosystems and Rare Natural Resources…” by John P. Karges; Splashdown in the Rio Grande: The 1911 Flight of Lt. Benjamin Fouts…” by John M. Hutchins; more……..25.00

CATALOG #265: February, 2017
  New, used and rare

1) [ADAMS, ANDY] WHY THE CHISHOLM TRAIL FORKS: & Other Tales of the Cattle Country edited by William M. Hudson. 1956, 1st edition, Austin. Illustrations by Malcolm Thurgood.  A collection of Adams’ range stories. 295pp. HB…..30.00 SOLD

Authentic 20th-century cowboy stories by a man who has been there –  entertaining!
2) Ashurst, Ed [editor]  MAVERICKS 2015, 1st edition, Douglas. Illustrations by Mike Capron. A collection of stories by the editor and other contributors about “wild cattle and rough country cowboying in the American Southwest.” 135pp w/ pen-and-ink illustra-tions by Capron and photos provided by the various contributors. Oblong folio HB w/illustrated cover, SIGNED by Ashurst…45.00
3) Ashurst, Ed  REAL COWBOYS: Grand Canyon To Mexico  2013, 1st edition, Douglas. Foreword by Fred Fellows; illustra-tions by Mike Capron. A collection of personal recollections that give a realistic picture of life on a cowboy outfit. 239pp w/photos. HB/DJ, new, SIGNED by Ashurst [multiple copies available]……30.00
4) Ashurst, Ed  WAGON BOSS: A True Cowboy Story 2014, 1st edition, Douglas. Illustrated by Mike Capron. Ashurst tells of his experiences on the Diamond A Ranch in northern Arizona, giving a realistic, gritty and often humorous view of cowboy life in Arizona. 293pp w/illustrations. Trade paperback, new, [multiple copies available] SIGNED by Ashurst ………..25.00

5) 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, INSCRIBED/SIGNED………80.00 [autographed copies of this title are uncommon]
                5b) Another copy – Sharps Rifles and Spanish Mules…-- 1985, 1st edition, HB/DJ, not signed…….65.00

6) Ball, Eve MA’AM JONES OF THE PECOS 1969, 1st edition, Tucson. Mother of ten, this frontier woman persevered during extreme hardships and saw members of her family caught up in the violence of New Mexico’s Lincoln County War.  328pp w/photos, index.  HB………60.00

7) Barbour, Barton H.  JEDEDIAH SMITH: No Ordinary Mountain Man  2009, 1st edition, Norman.  Through Smith’s logs and diaries, the author gives us an insightful look at the renowned mountain man who was the first Anglo to travel overland to California via the Southwest and roamed through more of the west than anyone of his era. 290pp w/ill, maps, appendix, index. HB/DJ….29.95 

8) Bean, Tom  THE MATADORS, And Other Stories  1990, 1st printing, Dell City. A collection of informal historical essays about ranches, people and events, mostly in the Panhandle and plains of New Mexico. 110pp w/black and white photos. Softcover with spiral binding. SIGNED………25.00 (Tom Bean was the pen name for Colquitt Warren, cowboy and rancher.) SOLD

9) Bean, Tom THE MILL-IRON And Other Stories 1990. 1st printing, Dell City. More historical essays about Texas. 106pp w/photos. Softcover, spiral binding, SIGNED……….25.00 SOLD

10) Bearss, Edwin C. & A.M. Gibson  FORT SMITH: Little Gibraltar on the Arkansas 1969, 1st edition, Norman. This book tells the story of the famous old garrison from the time it was established in 1817 until it became a National Historic Site in 1961. Indian Wars; Hanging Judge Parker; Civil War; much more. 349pp w/maps, illustrations, biblio, index. HB/DJ, very good….30.00 SOLD

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

12) [BIG BEND] BIG BEND COUNTRY: Land of the Unexpected by Kenneth B. Ragsdale. 1998, 1st edition, College Station.  Profiles many of the people – from curanderas to blood feudists – who make up the recent history of this unique region of Texas. An excellent history. 281pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ……..35.00

13) [BIG BEND]  Keith, Noel L. THE BRITES OF CAPOTE by Noel L. Keith. 1950, 1st edition, Fort Worth. The story of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Brite and their famous Bar-Cross Ranch at Capote Mountain. The Brites were pioneers of the Big Bend Country who saw the beginning of the Bloys Camp Meeting; witnessed the aftermath of Pancho Villa’s defeat of Ojinaga; and had their own ranch raided in 1917. Mr. Brite went “across the river” from Langtry to watch the Fitzsimmons/Maher fight that was promoted by Judge Roy Bean.  Much more. 272pp w/photos, appendix, index. HB, dark blue cloth w/gilt lettering, very good copy….275.00 SOLD

14) [BIG BEND] QUICKSILVER: Terlingua and the Chisos Mining Company by Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale. 1976, 1st edition, College Station. A good history of Howard Perry’s mining empire in the Big Bend. 327pp w/photos, map, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good…………35.00 SOLD

15) [BIG BEND] BIG BEND: A Homesteader’s Story  by J.O. Langford [with Fred Gipson] 1952, 2nd printing, Austin. The interesting story of  Langford’s life in the Big Bend. He settled at the Hot Springs where Tornillo Creek pours into the Rio Grande during the early days of the 19th-century when the region was populated mostly by rattlesnakes and Mexican bandits. 159pp w/photos and drawings, index. HB/DJ……….30.00

16) [BIG BEND]  Marvins, Michael H. TEXAS’ BIG BEND: A Photographic Adventure from the Pecos to the Rio Grande  2009, 1st edition, Houston. Introduction by Roy Flukinger; foreword by Bill Wright. A remarkable comprehensive photographic study that captures the grandeur and ecologic diversity of the Big Bend region..  207pp w/map.  Folio HB/DJ….30.00 SOLD

17) Blasingame, Ike DAKOTA COWBOY: My Life in the Old Days 1958, 1st edition, NY.  Blasingame tells of his experiences with the Matador outfit when it took 3,000 head of cattle from Texas to the Cheyenne Indian Reservation in 1904, then he worked the range in the Dakotas while it was still untamed country. 317pp w/illustrations by John Mariani, endpaper maps. HB..40.00 SOLD

18) Bowden, J.J. UNCERTAIN RICHES: The Discovery and Exploitation of the Yates Oil Field  1991, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Austin. A detailed history of West Texas’ oil and gas industry from its beginnings in 1926. 186pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ……90.00

19) [BRAZORIA COUNTY] A NARRATIVE HISTORY OF BRAZORIA COUNTY by James A. Creighton. 1999, 4th printing, Waco. 533pp w/maps, photos, early history, revolution and Republic years, Civil War and Reconstruction era, muster rolls, appendices, index, much more.  HB faux leather with embossed lettering…..40.00

20) “Brazos” LIFE OF ROBERT HALL: Indian Fighter and Veteran of Three Great Wars 1992, reprint, State House Press. Intro by Stephen L. Hardin. An original founder of Seguin, Hall fought in the Texas Revolution, the Mexican War, the Civil War, and the Indian Wars. His exploits took him through many historical incidents including the Battle of Plum Creek. HB/DJ…27.50

21) [BREWSTER COUNTY] ALPINE, TEXAS: Then and Now, A Centennial Edition by Clifford B. Casey.  1974, 2nd printing, Seagraves.  Detailed history of the county seat of Brewster County. Includes a 100 page section of biographical sketches of many early pioneers of the region. 4377pp w/photos, photo appendix, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, SIGNED…125.00

22) Brooks, Juanita THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE  1987, revised edition, Norman. An account of “what happened when enraged Mormons with Paiute allies killed 120 Missourians en route to California in 1857.” 316pp w/maps, illustrations,  appendices, index. HB/DJ…..25.00 SOLD

23) Brown, Mark H. & W.R. Felton BEFORE BARBED WIRE: L.A. Huffman, Photographer on Horseback  1956, 1st edition, NY. Wm. S. Reese, SIX SCORE: “L.A. Huffman was the premier photographer of the northern range...Brown and Felton have supplied an excellent text to accompany [his] superb photographs.” 254pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. Folio HB (lacks dj)..40.00

24) Burdick, Usher L. SOME OF THE OLD-TIME COW MEN OF THE GREAT WEST  1957, 1st edition, Wirth Brothers, Baltimore. Frontispiece by Charles M. Russell, “Roping a Bear on the Montana Range.”  Author relates many first-hand stories told to him by cattlemen and cowboys on the northern ranges of Montana and Wyoming. 175pp w/illus. HB/DJ, blue cloth in a plain brown dust jacket, a fine copy……….65.00

25) Burroughs, Jean M. [editor] ON THE TRAIL: The Life and Tales of “Lead Steer” Potter 1980, 1st edition, Santa Fe. The editor gives a biography of  Col. Jack Potter, and follows that with many original stories by the Colonel telling of the humor and horseplay on trail drives and the cattle range in eastern New Mexico--Billy the Kid, Indian scares, and more. 148pp w/photos, bibliography, notes. HB/DJ, (dust jacket slightly worn, otherwise very good copy)………..30.00 SOLD

26) Carroll, Wiley HISTORY OF AMERICAN LION HUNTING  1983, 1st printing, np. Relates many hunters’ experiences hunting lions in New Mexico. 195pp w/photos. Softcover, loose pages…..20.00 SOLD

27) Carter, Capt. Robert G. THE OLD SERGEANT’S STORY: Fighting Indians and Bad Men in Texas from 1870 to 1876 1982, reprint of the 1926 edition, Bryan. This edition has a new introduction by Byron Price and a new index and foreword by John M. Carroll, plus a bibliographic checklist of Carter’s other works, and original artwork by Jose Cisneros has been used on the dust jacket.  Reminiscences of Sergeant John B. Charlton who served with Carter in the 4th Cavalry under Colonel 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 fugitives and deserters and some of these incidents are included. 227pp. Folio HB/DJ, near fine…….75.00 SOLD

28) Chesley, Hervey E. Adventuring With The Old-Timers: TRAILS TRAVELLED--TALES TOLD 1979, 1st edition, Midland. Foreword by J. Evetts Haley; illustrations by H.D. Bugbee; edited by B. Byron Price; design by Carl Hertzog.  Chesley interviewed many old-timers to get these true tales of high adventure about Arizona and Texas. 184pp w/photos, notes, ref, index. HB/DJ..45.00 SOLD

29) Christie, Sampson LONGFANG TALKS: Texas Wolf Trapping  1968, 1st edition, Lubbock. Intriguing memoir of a man well-versed in the skill of wolf trapping. 70pp w/photos. Softcover………45.00 SOLD

30) Cook, John R. THE BORDER AND THE BUFFALO: An Untold Story of the Southwest Plains 2011, reprint,  Austin.  Hunting buffalo on the Texas Plains between 1874 and 1884. Excellent descriptions of camp routines, the preparations for hunts, and marketing of hides, plus accounts of Indian fights and scouting for the U.S. Army. 384pp w/illus, and this edition has an index which is not available in the original edition. Trade paperback, new……....23.95

31) Cramer, T. Dudley THE PECOS RANCHERS IN THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR 1996, 1st trade edition of 1000 copies, Oakland.  Intro by J. Evetts Haley; drawings by Tom Ryan. Story of the Pecos ranchers who participated in the Lincoln County war, and particularly the Hugh Beckwith family. Chapters: The Goodnight-Loving Trail; John S. Chisum; The Pecos War, which preceded the events in Lincoln County; and more. Photos, map endpapers. Softcover with pictorial cover, fine copy in clear plastic protective cover, SIGNED by the artist….50.00

32) Davis, William A. THE CIVIL WAR: A Trilogy  2001, reprint, London. Three volumes. A boxed set. Titles include: The Battlefields of The Civil War; The Commanders of The Civil War; and The Fighting of The Civil War. Both sides represented.  Each volume 256pp w/photos, maps, appendixes, index. Folio softcover , three volumes in slipcase…….29.95

33) Day, James M. BLACK BEANS & GOOSE QUILLS: Literature of the Texan Mier Expedition  1970, 1st edition, Waco. A study of the diaries and memoirs of several who participated in the ill-fated invasion of Mexico in 1843.  169pp w/notes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, very good copy…..35.00

34) 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…..50.00

35) Dethloff, Henry C. A CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY  1975, 2nd printing, College Station. TWO VOLUMES. Foreword by Joseph Milton Nance. A comprehensive history. A lot of well-known Texans have been associated with this university over the years.  712pp w/notes, tables, charts, bib, index. HB two volumes maroon cloth, in slipcase, fine…45.00

36) Dodge, Bertha S. THE ROAD WEST: Saga of the 35th Parallel 1980, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  “"This book is about remarkable frontier people--the undistinguished as well as the famous--who moved westward through an often inhospitable landscape – a lively and scholarly chronicle of the American Southwest to 1861.” 222pp w/photos, map, index. HB/DJ..30.00

37) Ellington, Charles G. THE TRIAL OF U.S. GRANT: The Pacific Coast Years, 1852-1854 1987, 1st limited “Collector’s Edition” of 50 copies, The Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale. This biography follows Grant’s early military career while he was in California, Washington and Oregon, and portrays the isolation and desolation he endured. 248pp w/map, illus, biblio, index. HB bound in maroon leather w/gilt lettering, numbered and SIGNED………150.00 SOLD

38) [ERATH COUNTY] FRAGMENTS OF HISTORY: Erath County compiled by Homer Stephen. 1966, 1st edition, Stephenville. Includes: 1856 tax roll; postmasters; essays on historical events; lists pioneers interred in various county cemeteries; more. 137pp w/photos. HB/DJ (water stain at top of dust jacket and at top of the endpapers), SIGNED………50.00 SOLD

39) Evans, Joe M. THE COW: About All I Know I Learned From A Cow 1944, 2nd ed, El Paso. Cow Yarns with illustrations, including some J.R. Williams cartoons. 71pp. Softcover, SIGNED.......20.00 SOLD

40) Fletcher, Ernest M. THE WAYWARD HORSEMAN 1958, 1st edition, Denver. Edited by Forbes Parkhill. Soul-bearing memoir of a drifting cowboy gone bad.  He eventually settled down, married and ranched his own spread. His autobiography was published after his death. 217pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket has some scuffing, now in protective cover)……40.00 SOLD

41) Foote, Shelby  THE CIVIL WAR: A Narrative 1986, reprints, NY.  Three Volumes. Foote presents a vivid narrative of the war as seen from both sides. A total of 2,927 pages with photos, 44 maps, bibliographical notes, indexes.  All three volumes are trade paperbacks in illustrated slipcase, very good…..the set = 35.00

42) Ford, Liz RF FORD: Spur Maker 2012,1st edition, Fort Worth. Includes biography, illustrations of examples, and a complete detailed list, by number, of the spurs Ford made with brief descriptions. 194pp. Folio HB gray leather w/embossed cover, SIGNED by Mrs. Ford…………85.00 SOLD

43) 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…..35.00 SOLD

44) Gann, Walter  TREAD OF THE LONGHORNS  1949, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Foreword by William MacLeod Raine.  A history of the range cattle industry, with chapters on cattle rustling and range wars, barbed wire and windmills, Texas Rangers, the cowboys and the cow pony, and more. 188pp w/ illus, index.  HB/DJ very good….45.00

45) Gard, Wayne THE CHISHOLM TRAIL 1954, 1st edition, Norman. Drawings by Nick Eggenhofer.  Adams, HERD: “Not the first history of the famous cattle trail, but one of the best.” 296pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, dust jacket has minor edgewear)………45.00 SOLD

46) [GEOLOGY] BUILDING STONES OF CENTRAL TEXAS by Virgil E. Barnes, et al. December 8, 1942, Bulletin No. 4246, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin. A comprehensive study of building stone deposits in Central Texas. 198pp w/illustrations, foldout maps and charts, 3 folded maps in rear pocket, photographs, index. Softcover, fine…..40.00 SOLD

47) Gipson, Fred  FABULOUS EMPIRE: Colonel Zack Miller’s Story  1946, early reprint, Boston. [Gipson’s first book.] Intro by Donald Day.  The story of the 101 Ranch in Oklahoma and its famous Wild West Show.  411pp. HB…..75.00

48) Goff, Richard & Robert H. McCaffree CENTURY IN THE SADDLE 1967, 1st edition, Boulder. History of the first 100 years of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the West’s first cattle grower’s organization: the first herds; the Indian problem; roundups; cattle thieves; fence wars; and much more. 365pp w/illus, appendices, biblio, index. HB/DJ, very good copy….50.00

49) Grant, Ulysses S. PERSONAL MEMOIRS OF U.S. GRANT  1885, 1st edition, Charles L. Webster & Co., NY. TWO VOLUMES. One of the most respected military autobiographies ever written. Includes engraved frontispiece with tissue guard in each volume, numerous maps, engravings, gatefold facsimile of the original “Terms of Lee's Surrender” as written by General Grant opposite page 496 of volume II has a small tear, which is common with this set. Both volumes green cloth w/gilt lettering and decoration, very good condition—vol. I front cover slightly scuffed at bottom. The set of two volumes = 325.00

50) Greene, Jeffrey WATER FROM STONE: The Story of Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve2008, 2nd printing, College Station. Illustrations by Margaret Bamberger. The story of the ranch and nature conservancy in Blanco County.  218pp w/map, illus, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED by Bamberger….30.00

51) Groom, Winston EL PASO  2016, 1st edition, NY. Fast-paced novel about Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution. 477pp. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……………..27.95

52) 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/DJ, a near fine copy,  SIGNED….275.00

53) Haley, J. Evetts [editor] THE DIARY OF MICHAEL ERSKINE: Describing His Cattle Drive From Texas To California Together With Correspondence from the Gold Fields, 1854-1859  1979, 1st limited edition of 100 copies, Midland.  Historical introduction by Haley. 173pp w/illustrations, appendix, index. HB, bound with genuine Morocco spine and sides covered with hand marbled all-rag paper, in green cloth slipcase, numbered and SIGNED by Haley…..250.00

54) Haley, J. Evetts JEFF MILTON: A Good Man With A Gun  1948, 1st edition,1st state with inverted line on page 421, Norman. Illustrations by Harold D. Bugbee. Adams, SIX-GUNS, “An excellent biography of one of the famous law-enforcement officers of the Southwest...”  Milton served on the frontiers of Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, and crossed paths with many notable outlaws including John Wesley Hardin and Bill “Black Jack” Christian.  430pp w/map, photos, index.  HB/DJ, near fine copy……145.00

55) Haley, J. Evetts SOME SOUTHWESTERN TRAILS 1948, 1st “El Paso Edition” limited to 750 copies with the standard Bugbee title page (see Chandler Robinson, J. Evetts Haley and the Passing of the Old West) San Angelo. Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Harold D. Bugbee. 30pp unnumbered. Oblong folio HB, tan cloth with two tiny 1/4 inch spots on back cover, otherwise a very good copy…..125.00
56) Haley, J. Evetts  THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS: And the Early Days of the Llano Estacado 1953, 1st printing of the revised edition, Norman.  One of the most highly sought after books on the cattle range.  Chandler Robinson [Haley bibliographer] termed it ‘an epic account of the largest and most famous ranching operation of the early West.  It is one of the most highly regarded land-marks in the literature of the cattle country.’ 258pp w/map, photos, appendices, bib, index. HB/DJ, dj light wear around edges..85.00

57) 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

58) [HANSFORD COUNTY]  HANSFORD COUNTY, 1876-1979  nd, 2nd printing, Dallas.  496pp w/photos, historical articles, church histories, organizations and businesses, many family histories, and more. Folio HB faux leather w/decorated cover..75.00

59) Hunt, Frazier  CAP MOSSMAN: Last of the Great Cowmen  1951, 1st edition, NY. Illustrations by Ross Santee.  Life story of Mossman who, in his younger days, worked on ranches in New Mexico and Arizona–including the Hash Knife outfit, where he routed a deadly gang of rustlers–before forming his own vast cattle company.  277pp. HB/DJ……..55.00 (uncommon in dust jacket) SOLD

60) 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/gilt lettering, very good copy with an almost imperceptible cup stain on front cover……..225.00

61) Hutton, Paul Andrew THE APACHE WARS: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History 2016, 2nd printing, NY. Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it: Mickey Free, Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, Victorio; Kit Carson, George Crook, and Nelson Miles; Al Sieber, Tom Horn, Tom Jeffords, Texas John Slaughter; Geronimo; Apache Kid, and others. A com-pelling read “in the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon.” 514pp w/map, photos, bibliography, index.
HB/DJ, new [multi-copies]………..30.00

62) Ingraham, Colonel Prentiss [editor] SEVENTY YEARS ON THE FRONTIER: Alexander Majors’ Memoirs of a Lifetime on the Border 1965, facsimile reprint, Minneapolis.  “With a Preface by ‘Buffalo Bill’ (General W. F. Cody.)” 1827 silver expedi-tion to the Rockies; Mormons; freighting on the Santa Fe Trail; Indian encounters; Kit Carson; Pony Express; hunting bear, trapping beaver; Buffalo Bill Cody; some natural history observations, and much more. 325pp w/illus., index.  HB/DJ, very good…40.00

63) Jacobs. Lee C. J.R. McCHESNEY: A Lifetime, A Legacy   1994, 1st edition, limited, Colorado Springs. Introduction by Bill Mackin.  A history of the legendary early 19th Century spur maker, and a comprehensive guide to his spurs. Fully illustrated with full color and black-and-white photographs and drawings. 140pp w/Bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy, very scarce….200.00 SOLD

64) Kelton, Elmer THE DAY THE COWBOYS QUIT 1971, 1st edition, NY. Kelton’s classic novel based on the Panhandle cowboy strike of 1883.  HB/DJ, dust jacket slightly edgeworn, overall a very good copy…..165.00

65) Kime, Wayne R. [editor] THE INDIAN TERRITORY JOURNALS OF COLONEL RICHARD IRVING DODGE 2000, 1st edition, Norman. These journals provide an important account of conditions on the Cheyenne-Arapaho reservation in Indian Territory from 1878 to 1882.486pp w/illus, bibliography, appendices, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy……35.00

66) Lane, Jack C. [editor] CHASING GERONIMO: The Journal of Leonard Wood, May-September, 1886 1970, 1st edition, Albuquerque. (Introduction and epilogue by the editor.) Wood was a medical officer whose first field duty was with Captain Henry Lawton and his hard-riding and futile chase into Mexico after the wily old Apache chief in 1886. Woods’ is the only journal from that expedition. 152pp w/photos, map, biblio, index. HB/DJ.........35.00 SOLD

67) Latham, Francis S. TRAVELS IN THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, 1842  1971, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. Designed by William D. Wittliff; edited by Gerald S. Pierce. Included here are a series of articles Latham wrote for a Tennessee newspaper. they give us a fascinating firsthand look at life in Texas during the Republic years. 49pp w/illus. HB w/decorated cover, SIGNED..35.00 SOLD

68) [LEA, TOM] THE TWO THOUSAND YARD STARE: Tom Lea’s World War II Paintings, Drawings, and Eyewitness Accounts  edited and with introductions by Brendan M. Greeley, Jr.; foreword by Adair Margo.  2008, 1st edition, College Station.  Greeley has collected virtually all of Tom Lea’s firsthand accounts of his assignments for Life Magazine during World War II, “along with his powerful sketches and unforgettable paintings, and placed them in context, along with photographs and research  focusing on the people, places, and wartime events encountered by Tom Lea.” Sources include his personal diary, oral interviews, and letters to Texas historian J. Frank Dobie.  A realistic depiction of war.  228pp w/illus, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ..40.00

69) Leach, Duane M. CAESAR KLEBERG and the KING RANCH 2017, 1st edition, College Station. Foreword by Stephen J. ‘Tio Kleberg.  Caesar began working for the King Ranch in 1900 and oversaw operations of the sprawling Norias Division for forty years. He was a conservationist ahead of is time, and his visionary work spawned the Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conservation. 354pp w/map, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB hardback w/pictorial cover……34.95

70) Lee, Nelson THREE YEARS AMONG THE COMANCHES 1957, 1st  University of Oklahoma edition, Norman. Introduction by Walter Prescott Webb. Author, who signed on with the Texas Rangers in 1840, tells of his three years as a captive of the Comanches in the 1850s.  Gives a firsthand look at Comanche life. 179pp. HB/DJ……..25.00

71) Lincoln, John RICH GRASS AND SWEET WATER: Ranch Life on the Koch Matador Cattle Co. 1989, 1st  edition, College Station.  An entertaining look at modern-day ranch life written by a man who went from bookkeeper to president of the Matador Land and Cattle Company from 1968 to 1983. 148pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ….35.00

72) Lomax, John A. & Alan Lomax [compilers] COWBOY SONGS AND OTHER FRONTIER BALLADS 1943, revised edition, NY.  Preface to this edition by Edwin N. Waters. Collection of cowboy songs and ballads, some w/music. 431pp. HB..35.00

73) Longoria, Arturo THE SAND SHEET  2017, 1st edition, College Station. The author is a naturalist and former journalist who lives in the harsh environment of South Texas known as the Texas Coastal Sand Plain. In this collection of essays, he “weaves a story of beauty and survival in a land where the vastness of Texas' storied ranches and rich oil fields serves as the backdrop for a steady migration of long distance ‘travelers,’ who cross over the border and into el desierto at great peril.” A compelling read! 148pp w/map, photos, notes, glossary, index. Flexbound, new [multiple copies available……24.95

74) [LYNN COUNTY] LYNN COUNTY, TEXAS by Lynn County Book Committee. 1991, 1st edition, np, 240pp w/photos, historical articles, family histories, index. Folio HB brown leather with embossed decoration……..60.00 SOLD

75) [MAP] ORIGINAL 1897 TEXAS MAP by The Century Co., NY. TWO PARTS: 1) Western Part and Texas Panhandle; 2) Eastern Part. Each full-color map is protected in cellophane with cardboard backing and measures 12”w by 16” h, nice....39.95 SOLD

76) Marshall, J.T. THE MILES EXPEDITION OF 1874-1875: An Eyewitness Account of the Red River War  1971, 1st edition, The Encino Press, Austin.  Edited by Lonnie J. White. Marshall was a newspaperman who served as a civilian scout for Colonel Nelson A. Miles. His “account of people, places and events that he saw and heard talked about in and around the Indian country in northwestern Texas, the Indian territory and western Kansas in the years of 1874 and 1875 includes what is probably the best running description in existence of the troops commanded by Colonel Miles…”  74pp w/photos, endpaper maps, notes, index.  HB w/decorated cover, SIGNED…..45.00 SOLD

77) Martin, J.L. IT HAPPENED HERE IN WEST TEXAS 1945, 1st edition, Dallas. Illustrated with drawings by Jimmie Martin. A humorous look at people and events in West Texas.  136pp.  HB, blue cloth…….25.00 SOLD

78) McCoy, Joseph G. HISTORIC SKETCHES of the CATTLE TRADE of the WEST and SOUTHWEST 1951, facsimile reprint of the 1874 original, Columbus.  Adams, HERD: “One of the ‘big four’ cattle books, written by a man who opened the market for Texas cattle...one of the first and most important books on the cattle trade.” 427pp w/illustrations, including interesting  reproductions of ads that appeared in the back of the original.  HB/DJ (dj has small tape repair at top of spine, o/w very good)..70.00

79) McDaniel, John M. SPRING TURKEY HUNTING: The Serious Hunter’s Guide 1986, 1st edition, Stackpole Books, Harrisburg. Techniques and strategies; ethics; safety tips; tools and camouflage; much more. 219pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ…35.00

80) McMurtry, Larry  SOMEBODY’S DARLING  1978, 1st edition, Simon and Schuster, NY. Novel about Hollywood and the motion picture industry. 347pp. HB/DJ, remainder mark at bottom of text block, very good copy……45.00

81) McMurtry, Larry DESERT ROSE  1983, 1st edition, Simon and Schuster, NY.  Novel set in Las Vegas. 254pp. HB/DJ, very good copy…….35.00

82) Meinzer, Wyman & Henry Chappell  HORSES TO RIDE, CATTLE TO CUT: The San Antonio Viejo Ranch of Texas 2016, 1st edition, Benjamin. With Meinzer’s stunning photography and Chappell’s historical interpretation we get an intimate glimpse into one of the oldest ranches in South Texas’ “Wild Horse Desert”. Folio HB/DJ, new, SIGNED copies available..75.00

83) [MEDINA COUNTY] THE HISTORY OF MEDINA COUNTY, TEXAS by The Castro Colonies Heritage Association. 1994, 3rd printing, np. 600pp w/photos, historical articles, brand index, 786 family histories, index. Folio HB……100.00

84) [MENARD COUNTY] FOREVER MENARD: The Story of Menard County, Texas, and the City of Menard edited by Gus Clemens.  2016, 1st edition, San Angelo. A collection of stories, historical articles, and folklore written by students of Menard High School from 1979 to 1988. The project was directed by English teacher Patsy Miller, who was inspired by the popular 1970s era FOXFIRE books, an education effort in a rural county school in Georgia. There are four sections: 1) Menard History; 2) Menard Places; 3) Menard Stories; 4) Menard History.  448pp w/endpaper maps, two additional maps inside, index.
Beautiful hardback bound in faux leather with gold lettering on front and spine, new [multiple copies available]…………….39.95
                84b) I have one copy of FOREVER MENARD in the limited ‘DELUXE EDITION’ bound in genuine leather and
                     SIGNED by the editor………….100.00 net

 85) Neighbours, Kenneth Franklin ROBERT SIMPSON NEIGHBORS and the Texas Frontier, 1836-1859 1975, 1st edition, Waco. Neighbors took part in many important developments of early Texas: including the defense of the Republic of Texas; the settlement of its boundary dispute in the Compromise of 1850; the organization of the western counties; the exploration of West Texas; the building of the railroads; the making of laws; and the administration of Indian affairs. He served as an officer in the Republic army, as a Texas Ranger, and was a prisoner of  war in Mexico. While serving as Indian agent he was assassinated at the age of 44. 349pp w/maps, photos, endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good copy….135.00 SOLD

 86) [NEW MEXICO]  HISTORICAL SKETCHES of NEW MEXICO From the Earliest Records to the American Occupation  by L. Bradford Prince. 1883, 1st edition, Leggat Brothers, NY.  An early history: Pueblo Aborigines; Cabeza de Vaca; Coronado and de Niza; Quivera Expedition of Penalosa; the Nineteenth Century; the American Occupation; Revolution of 1680; and much more. 327pp. HB brown cloth with beginnings of separation at front hinge, otherwise a very good copy……100.00 SOLD

 87) Nolan, Frederick W. [editor] THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JOHN HENRY TUNSTALL 1965, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “An excellent book…Through diaries, letters, and his own comments, we learn of Tunstall’s early travels, his experiences as a merchant, his ambition to become a sheep raiser, his attempt at cattle ranching, and his cold-blooded murder, which caused the Lincoln County War to blaze into a shooting war….The book is well done and should assume an important place in the history of Lincoln County, New Mexico.” 480pp w/photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy………...65.00
                87b) Another copy – The Life and Death of John Henry Tunstall – also 1965, 1st edition, HB lacking dust jacket….50.00

88) Nolan, Frederick THE WEST OF BILLY THE KID  1998, 1st edition, Norman. A photo gallery--with text and 250 images--of the life of Billy the Kid. A unique look at the life of one of New Mexico’s most noted characters, and the people who revolved around him. 350pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, near fine copy….70.00

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

90) [OKLAHOMA] OKLAHOMA: The Beautiful Land by “the 89ers.” 1943, 1st edition, Oklahoma City. A collection of reminiscences by the ‘89ers, the people who participated in the “Run” of April 22, 1889, when Indian Territory lands were open for settlement. 352pp w/map. HB, tan cloth with decorated cover……40.00

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

92) O’Neal, Bill THE ARIZONA RANGERS 1987, 1st, “Special Collector’s Edition,” Austin. “From 1901 to 1909, outlawry in Arizona Territory was countered by a hard-riding, quick-triggered little band of men who carried into a new century the traditions of Pat Garrett, Wild Bill Hickock, Commodore Perry Owens, and other gun-fighting members of an earlier generation of frontier lawmen.” 222pp w/illus, notes, biblio, index.  HB black cloth ¼ brown leather spine in slipcase, numbered and SIGNED…..85.00 SOLD

93) Ormsby, Waterman L. THE BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND MAIL 1968, reprint, San Marino. The author, a journalist, recorded his journey on the Butterfield Stage over its entire route from St. Louis to San Francisco. 179pp with notes, illustrations, map endpapers, index.  HB/DJ….35.00

94) 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……65.00

95) Peavey, John R. ECHOES FROM THE RIO GRANDE: From the Thorny Hills of Duval to the Sleepy Rio Grande 1963, 1st edition, Brownsville. Peavey served as a peace officer under various jurisdictions in South Texas along the Texas-Mexico border from 1905 until the 1960s. Here he recounts many encounters with the lawless breed. 320pp w/map, photos. HB/DJ (dust jacket has tape repair, now in protective cover, overall a very good copy) SIGNED…….50.00

96) 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 red cloth w/gold embossed lettering, scarce..185.00

97) Penoi, Charles  NO MORE BUFFALOES: The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma 1990, 3rd printing, Yukon, Ok. The author spent twenty years on the Cheyenne and Arapaho jurisdiction, and writes about their life in today’s complex society. 114pp. Softcover……….18.00

98) Pirtle, Caleb, III & Michael F. Cusack FORT CLARK: The Lonely Sentinel On Texas’s Western Frontier 1985, 1st edition, Austin.  Early Indian fights; Mackenzie’s unauthorized raid into Mexico; the Mexican Revolution era when Ft. Clark was a post used to guard the border; the Seminole Indian scouts; much more. 226pp with sources, photos, index.  HB/DJ……45.00 SOLD

99) Poe, Charlsie BOOGER RED: World Champion Cowboy 1991, 1st  edition, Winters. Biography of  West Texan Sam T. Privett, horse-breaker, rodeo bronc rider. 123pp w/46 pages of photos, bibliography.  HB/DJ, SIGNED……70.00

100) Pope, Clarence AN OIL SCOUT IN THE PERMIAN BASIN 1972, 1st edition, El Paso.  Author gives us a firsthand account of the oil boom days and the subsequent growth of West Texas’ early petroleum industry.  150pp w/photos. HB/DJ, SIGNED..40.00

101) [REEVES COUNTY]  MADERA VALLEY, 1870-1970: Irrigation Water to Drinking Water by Darlene Ellison Chandler. 2014, 1st edition, np.  Traces the history of the Madera Valley in Reeves County from 1870 to 1970, where rainfall averages only about ten inches a year.  469pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new….35.00

102) Rickey, Don, Jr.  FORTY MILES A DAY ON BEANS AND HAY: The Enlisted Soldier Fighting the Indian Wars   1963, 1st edition, Norman. During the 1950s, the author contacted over 300 living veterans of the Indian Wars and asked them to supply information about their personal experiences. This book documents all aspects of that life, from routine duty through combat.  382pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ……..50.00 SOLD

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

104) 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, very good copy……..175.00 SOLD

105) Rister, Carl Coke THE SOUTHWESTERN FRONTIER  1928, 1st ed, Arthur H. Clark Co., Cleveland. “A history of the coming of the settlers, Indian depredations and massacres, ranching activities, operations of white desperadoes and thieves, government protection, building of railways, and the disappearance of the frontier.” A significant book that includes much on the western Texas frontier. 336pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index.  HB, brown cloth, very good copy, very scarce…..200.00 SOLD

106) Rister, Carl Coke NO MAN’S LAND 1948, 1st edition, Norman.  Adams, SIX-GUNS :”...deals with the general lawlessness of the early-day Oklahoma Panhandle and the activities of its vigilantes.” Because of a Congressional bureaucratic error, the strip was without organized government and became a refuge for outlaws and border riffraff.  HB/DJ-dust jacket has a large 3” by 3” chip at front of jacket…………….50.00 SOLD

107) Rister, Carl Coke SOUTHERN PLAINSMEN  1938, 1st  edition, Norman. A resourceful history of how pioneers coped with life and hardships on the Great Plains--Indian raids and buffalo hunting, wagon trains, sod house hospitality, frontier justice, frontier schools, and much more. 289pp w/photos, bibliography, index.  HB, nice copy lacking dust jacket…….65.00

108) Rister, Carl Coke  BORDER COMMAND: General Phil Sheridan in the West  1944, 1st edition, Norman. An account of Sheridan’s eight-year campaign against the Plains Indians, with chapters on winter campaigning, the Battle of the Washita, the Satanta and Big Tree trial, the Red River War, and much more. 244pp w/maps, photos, biblio, index. HB, SIGNED ….60.00

109) Roberts, David ONCE THEY MOVED LIKE THE WIND: Cochise, Geronimo, and the Apache Wars 1993, 1st ed, NY. The epic story of the Apache Campaign. 368pp w/photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……..25.00

110) Robertson, Pauline D.  & R.L. Robertson PANHANDLE PILGRIMAGE: Illustrated Tales Tracing History in the Texas Panhandle 1978, 2nd revised and expanded edition, Amarillo. Interesting historical articles about the Texas Panhandle region—Spanish exploration; Indian marauders; Adobe Walls; the Red River War; Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker; the Mooar brothers ; cattle range; town building; more. 369pp w/photos, maps, index. Folio HB/DJ (dust jacket edgeworn and chipped, in protective cover……….40.00

111) Robinson, Charles M., III BAD HAND: A Biography of General Ranald S. Mackenzie 1993, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by Stan Hoig. A thorough and comprehensive biography of one of the frontier’s most remarkable Indian fighters.  Mackenzie’s most notable offensive was the routing of the Comanche and Kiowa tribes at Palo Duro Canyon. 392pp w/maps, photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, nice copy…..75.00 SOLD

112) Rundell, Walter, Jr.  EARLY TEXAS OIL: A Photographic History, 1866-1936 1977, 1st edition, 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……45.00
                112b) Another edition – Early Texas Oil – 5th printing. HB/DJ……….35.00

112b) Sanders, Christine Moor SPINDLETOP: The Untold Story 2000, 1st edition, Beaumont. The story of the Spindletop discovery and subsequent boom as seen through the eyes of  George W. O’Brien and the Gladys City Oil, Gas & Manufacturing Company.  332pp w/map, photos, endnotes, appendix, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED……45.00 SOLD

113) [SCHLEICHER COUNTY] SCHLEICHER COUNTY, or, Eighty Years of Development in Southwest Texas by R.D. Holt. 1930, 1st edition, Eldorado. 110pp w/photos, history, biographical sketches of early county pioneers. Softcover…..65.00

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

115) Sprague, Marshall THE GREAT GATES: The Story of the Rocky Mountain Passes  1964, 1st edition, Boston. A history of the all-important cuts in the Rockies that enabled explorers, trappers, tourists, Indians, traders, railroad men, soldiers, scientists and many others to traverse the forbidding ranges more easily. 468pp w/map, illus., aerial views, notes, sources, appendices, index. HB/DJ, INSCRIBED/SIGNED……..40.00

116) Starrs, Paul F. LET THE COWBOY RIDE: Cattle Ranching In The American West  1998, 1st edition, Baltimore.  A comprehensive look at one of America’s most enduring institutions, with a history of early ranching and how its legacy was carried on into today’s world. 356pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..40.00

117) Stephens, A. Ray  TEXAS: A Historical Atlas  2010,  1st edition, Norman. Cartography by Carol Zuber-Mallison. A wealth of historical information with sections devoted to indigenous peoples, Spanish exploration and settlement; Mexican Texas; Republic of Texas; annexation and statehood; Civil War and Reconstruction; late nineteenth century which includes the Indian wars and the cattle range; modern Texas, and much more. 418pp w/illustrations, maps, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ…….45.00

118) Swanson, Doug J. BLOOD ACES: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker  2014, 1st edition, NY. This biography of the Depression-era Dallas gangster who went to Vegas in the 1940’s and created Texas Hold ‘Em to drum up business for his Horseshoe casino.355pp w/photos, bibliography, index………..27.50  SOLD

119) Ulph, Owen THE FIDDLEBACK: Lore of the Line Camp 1995, reprint, San Francisco. The author was a cowboy for the central Nevada Ranch, Fiddleback. This collection of his memoirs “has become a classic of cowboy lore, filled with unforgettable characters, acid wit, and cosmic good humor.” 186pp.  HB/DJ, very good……..35.00 SOLD

120) Utley, Robert M. FRONTIER REGULARS: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891 1973, 1st edition, NY.  A comprehensive history of the Indian Wars after the Civil War.  462pp w/numerous maps, bibliography, index.  HB…..40.00

121) Vaughn, J.W. INDIAN FIGHTS: New Facts on Seven Encounters 1966, 1st edition, Norman. The author’s on-site research has enabled him to reconstruct hitherto little-known battles in detail. New light is shed on the Fetterman disaster, a little known engagement at Fort C. F. Smith, plus battles near Fort Laramie, the Rosebud Campaign, and the atrocities committed by the Sioux and Cheyenne after they defeated Custer at Little Big Horn. 250pp w/illus, biblio, index. HB/DJ, very good…..45.00 SOLD

122) Vernam, Glenn R. MAN ON HORSEBACK: The Story of the Mounted Man from the Scythians to the American Cowboy 1964, 1st edition, NY. Interwoven with the history of man and his relationship with the horse is a vast amount of information on the development of saddles, bridles, spurs and other equipment; origin of the horseman’s vocabulary; Indians and the horse; and much more. Includes 170 drawings showing equipment from many periods of history.436pp w/bib, index. HB/DJ...45.00

123  ) [VICTORIA COUNTY] 300 YEARS IN VICTORIA COUNTY edited by Roy Grimes. 1985, 2nd edition, Austin. A very detailed history of Victoria County from its earliest times, written by numerous contributors. 649pp w/illustrations, photographs, bibliographical notes, index. HB w/pictorial cover,  SIGNED by Mrs. Roy Grimes, and the illustrator……65.00

124) Ward, Fay E. THE COWBOY AT WORK: All About His Job and How He Does It 1958, 1st edition, NY.  Jacket drawing by Nick Eggenhofer and 600 detail drawings by the author. “...the authoritative cowboy manual, by a famous professional of the old school who spent a lifetime settin’ on a horse.” Just about anything you’d want to know about a cowboy and his equipment. 289pp w/index. HB/DJ (lacks dust jacket)……45.00 SOLD

125) Warner, Robert Combs  THE FORT LARAMIE OF ALFRED JACOB MILLER 1979, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Laramie. A catalogue and study of the known illustrations of the first Fort Laramie by Miller in the 18th century. Includes a brief history of the outpost and military garrison that served fur traders. 213pp w/illus, notes, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED, fine…..40.00 SOLD

126) Wellman, Paul I. THE TRAMPLING HERD: The Story of the Cattle Range in America  1939, 1st edition, NY. A history of the cattle industry from its early introduction by Spaniards to contemporary times. Adams: SIX-GUNS: “although this is primarily a cattle book, it contains much on outlaws and the range wars of Lincoln and Johnson Counties.”  433pp w/illustrations, endpaper map, suggested reading list, index.  HB/DJ (dust jacket slightly worn)…..75.00

127) Wentworth, M. P. [editor] FORGED IN STRONG FIRES: The Early Life and Experiences of John Edward Dalton  1948, 1st trade edition Caldwell.  Dalton was the son of a Texas rancher, and a drifter who worked on ranches and rodeos in Texas and Montana, and as a cowboy entertainer in Europe. 373pp w/illustrations.  HB/DJ, very good…..50.00

128) Williams, J.W. OLD TEXAS TRAILS 1979, 1st edition, 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, very good, INSCRIBED/SIGNED by the editor..200.00

129) Worcester, Don  THE CHISHOLM TRAIL: High Road of the Cattle Kingdom  1980, 1st edition, Lincoln. Recreates the world of the cowboys and drovers that took cattle up the famed Chisholm Trail. 207pp w/photos, bibliography, notes, index.
HB/DJ, very good copy, INSCRIBED/SIGNED…….40.00

130) Wyman, Walker D. NOTHING BUT PRAIRIE AND SKY: Life on the Dakota Range in the Early Days 1954, 1st edition, Norman. The adventurous story of Bruce Sibert, a young cowboy who, after a bad winter on the range, switched from cattle to horse ranching around the turn of the 20th-century. “Gives a graphic account of bad men and rowdy women on a frontier far removed from the restraints of settled society.” 217pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, very good copy….45.00

131) Yanaguana Society Publication MEMOIRS by Antonio Menchaca 1937, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, San Antonio. Menchaca recalls his activities in San Antonio during Mexico’s 1813 uprising against Spanish control, and his participation in the Texas Revolution, including the Battle of San Jacinto. 31pp w/index. HB maroon cloth………75.00 SOLD

132) Yeats, E. L. & Hooper Shelton  [editors] THE 18 RANCH: Colorado Cattle Co., 1881-1973  nd, [circa 1973], 1st edition, Feather Press. Part One gives a history of the West Texas ranch that is mostly in Fisher County, but laps over into Scurry and Nolan counties. Part Two, “A Lifetime in West Texas,” is an interesting personal memoir by Sidney Bryan about his early life on the ranch.  112pp w/map, photos.  HB w/decorated cover, scarce…..95.00

133) Zesch, Scott  THE CAPTURED: A True Story of Indian Abduction on the Texas Frontier 2004, 1st edition, NY.  A riveting, untold history of eight Hill Country children who were captured by Indians and suffered a ‘fate worse than death’ including the author’s own ‘white Indian’ ancestor. 320pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED……40.00 SOLD

134) Zesch, Scott  ALAMO HEIGHTS 1999, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Historical novel about the determined set of women who saved the Alamo from the wrecking ball. Illustrations by Barbara Matthews Whitehead. 321pp. HB/DJ, SIGNED….35.00