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Catalog #289-March, 2019


CATALOG #289: March, 2019

 TEXANA/WESTERN AMERICANA: New, used and rare 

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

2) [ARCHEOLOGY] SECRETS IN THE DIRT: Uncovering the Ancient Gault Site by Mary S. Black. 2019, 1st edition, College Station. “The Gault archaeological complex, located in Central Texas, is one of the most important and extensive sites for the study of Clovis culture in North America, commonly dated between 11,000 and 13,500 years ago.”  120pp w/color photos, notes, index. Flexbound, new [multi-copies available]…….29.95 

3) [ARCHEOLOGY] THE REDISCOVERY OF SANTA CRUZ de SAN SABA, a Mission for the Apache in Spanish Texas by V. Kay Hindes, et al. 1995, 1st printing, San Saba Regional Survey Report 1, Archaeological Laboratory, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. Archeological study of a site east of Menard the archeologists felt most likely to contain the old Mission. 94pp w/map, illus, app. Folio softcover w/printed cover……45.00 SOLD 

4) Armbruster, Henry C.  THE TORREYS OF TEXAS: A Biographical Sketch  1966, 1st edition, Buda. Foreword by James Day. From 1838 to 1848 the Torreys conducted a significant fur trade with the Indians, assisted in the establishment of New Braunfels, recovered stolen horses and captives from the Indians, and established what was perhaps the first regional bank in the United States. 88pp w/illus, notes, bibliography. HB ….35.00 SOLD

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, near fine copy….55.00 SOLD 

6) Beck, Mrs. Henry Harrison ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER: Autobiography of a Texas Pioneer  1999, reprint of the rare 1937 original, np. A fascinating first-person account of pioneer life in Palo Pinto County and in Breckenridge, Stephens County, and some time in Rockport. 295pp w/photos. HB/DJ, fine copy….  85.00 SOLD 

7) [BIG BEND] GIVE US THIS DAY 1978, 1st edition, Finley Press, Concord. An uncommon little booklet about life in the early 20th century in the Big Bend country: Finley Ranch; Holland Ranch; VH Ranch; Balmorhea; Bloys Camp Meeting; and more. 68pp w/photos. Softcover w/pictorial cover, fine copy, SIGNED…….100.00 SOLD 

8) [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 

9) [BIG BEND] WINGS OVER THE MEXICAN BORDER: Pioneer Military Aviation in the Big Bend by Kenneth B. Ragsdale. 1984, 1st edition, Austin. Little-known and interesting history of America’s earliest military aviation efforts in Texas’s Big Bend region. 266pp w/map, bibliography, photos, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..45.00 SOLD 

10) [BIG BEND] LIFE ALONG THE BORDER: A Personal Narrative of Events and Experiences Along the Mexican Border Between 1905 and 1913 by C.A. Hawley. 1955, 1st edition, privately printed. Author tell of life and hardships during the period he worked as bookkeeper for Mariposa Mining Company in Terlingua. 165pp w/iperiod photos HB gray cloth….85.00 SOLD 

11) [BIG BEND]  THE BIG BEND COUNTRY OF TEXAS by Virginia Madison. 1955, 1st edition, NY.  An interesting history of the Big Bend region in West Texas that includes legends and myths. 263pp w/photos, bib, index. HB red cloth……30.00 

12) [BIG BEND] SUL ROSS STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE BULLETIN 44  Dec. 1, 1932, Alpine.  Articles include: “Conkling Cavern: The Discoveries in the Bone Cave at Bishop’s Gap, New Mexico” by Roscoe P. Conkling; “Perishable Artifacts of the Hueco Caves” by Aileen E. Alves;  “Early Border Elections” by E.E. Townsend; “Old Fort Lancaster” by Henry T. Fletcher; “Survey of the Jeff Davis-Presidio County Line” by Barry Scobee; and more.  56pp w/illustrations. Softcover, scarce……35.00 

13) [BIG BEND] Sul Ross State College Bulletin Vol. XLIII, No. 3, Sept. 1, 1963. Includes the following articles: “Don Milton Favor” by Barry Scobee; “Early Settling of the Big Bend” by Mrs. Joel E. Wright; “The Glenn Springs Raid” by Captain C.D. Wood; “Bandit Raids in the Big Bend Country” by W.D. Smithers; Capt. Sul Ross” by Ray Osborne; plus several biographical sketches of early-day Big Benders by Bryan Wildenthal. 138pp w/photos. softcover……25.00 

14) Breihan, Carl W. THE DAY JESSE JAMES WAS KILLED 1962, reprint, NY.  Actually a complete biography of the infamous outlaw. 176pp w/photos. HB/DJ very good, has light edgewear…..20.00 SOLD 

15) [BREWSTER COUNTY] Mirages, Mysteries and Reality--BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS: The Big Bend of the Rio Grande by Clifford B Casey. 1972, 1st limited edition, Hereford. Illustrations by Ron Reynolds. A good history of the remote Trans-Pecos 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 lists of county officials and registered county brands]; references; index.  Folio hardback w/pictorial covers, fine copy , SIGNED ……145.00 

16) Brune, Gunnar SPRINGS OF TEXAS 1981, 1st edition, College Station.   “A classic work of Texas natural history that provides the only thorough treatment of more than 2,900 springs in 183 Texas counties.  The book also includes an in-depth discussion of the general characteristics of springs...” Nine color foldout maps (loose in a rear pocket) locate the state’s springs and seeps, spring aquifers, mineral springs, and early trails related to springs. 566pp w/272 black & white photos, 38 line drawings and maps, glossary, references, index. Folio HB green cloth, very good, exceedingly scarce…….285.00 SOLD 

17) Burger, Janna BIRD LIFE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO  2018, 1st edition, College Station. “This is the first volume to weave together a comprehensive overview of the birds and related natural resources found in the Gulf of Mexico.  In total, there are more than 400 bird species that rely on the Gulf at some time during the year.  This landmark reference volume will be immensely important for researchers, conservationists, land managers, birders, and wildlife lovers.” 748pp w/over 900 color photographs, charts, and maps. Folio HB pictorial boards, new [multiple copies available] CLEARANCE: 40% OFF = 45.00  [was $75.00] SOLD 

18) Campbell, Dave DAVE CAMPBELL’S FAVORITE TEXAS COLLEGE FOOTBALL STORIES 2019, 1st edition, College Station. “Campbell has gathered columns and articles about those college contests he considers the all-time greatest over the course of his career, from 1953 and continuing through 2016. Accounts of storied players, classic rivalries, revered coaches, and unforgettable games are illustrated with historic photographs of athletes, teams, and on-the-field action.” 276pp w/photos, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……37.95 

19) Casement, Dan D. RANDOM RECOLLECTIONS: The Life and Times – and Something of the Personal Philosophy – of a 20th Century Cowman 1955, 1st edition, Kansas City. Casement ranched in Western Colorado from the 1890s through the mid-1900s. He was a breeder of Hereford cattle, and was instrumental in the development of the Quarter Horse. 11pp. HB, maroon cloth w/gold lettering, near fine copy…….125.00 

20) 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..50.00 SOLD 

21) Clay, John MY LIFE ON THE RANGE 1924, 1st edition, “privately printed,” Chicago. Adams, SIX-GUNS [and for the most part, repeated in  HERD]: “This well-written book about the author’s ranch experiences has become scarce in the first edition, and is one of the most sought after cattle books.  He was one of the better-known ranch owners of the Northwest and a well-educated Scotsman. His picture of ranch life is interesting and authentic. He relates many incidents of the Lincoln County War and tells about Tom Horn. ”  366pp w/photos, index. HB green cloth w/gold lettering, fine copy, exceedingly scarce……450.00 

22) Cleaveland, Agnes Morley SATAN’S PARADISE: From Lucien Maxwell to Fred Lambert 1952, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrated by Fred Lambert. A history of Cimarron, New Mexico: Black Jack Ketchum; Clay Allison; Lucien Maxwell; Uncle Dick Wootton; much more.. HB/DJ (dj showing light wear, now in protective cover)….45.00 SOLD 

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

24) [COLEMAN COUNTY] INTO THE SETTING SUN: A History of Coleman County by Beatrice Grady Gay.  Circa 1936, 1st edition, no place. An early day pioneer history of Coleman county with some first-hand stories of Texas Rangers.  Also information on Santa Anna Mountain; Jim Ned’s treasure; Camp Colorado, Indians; more. Included are some fine old period photos. HB, tan cloth w/pictorial cover, very scarce, SIGNED….135.00 

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

26) [COMANCHE COUNTY] COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORY: Comanche County Family Histories created by Fredda Davis Jones.2008, 1st edition, Comanche. TWO VOLUMES. 1184pp w/photos, family histories, index. Folio hardbacks bound in maroon leather with gold and silver decorations, beautiful set of two volumes……….200.00 SOLD 

27) Corwin, Hugh D. THE KIOWA INDIANS: Their History and Life Stories  1958, 1st edition, Lawton.  A history of the tribe with biographies of individual Kiowas from firsthand interviews.  Interesting tribal history which includes stories of Satank, Satanta, Big Tree, Kicking Bird, the Indian legend of Medicine Bluff, and much more. 221 pp w/photos. HB maroon cloth w/gold….135.00 SOLD 

28) 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 

29) Cosulich, Bernice TUCSON: The Fabulous Story of Arizona’s Ancient Walled Presidio 1853, 1st edition, Tucson. The coming of the Jesuits; long years of Apache depredations; development of mines, ranching and agriculture; the walled Presidio; the Gadsden purchase; final conquest of the Apaches; and much more. 310pp w/endpaper maps, illus, bib. HB/DJ very good...45.00 SOLD 

30) Cox, Mike  THE TEXAS RANGERS: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900  2008, 1st edition, NY.  Elmer Kelton said this about Cox’s new book: “Mike Cox has a unique background for presenting the checkered history of the Rangers. During several years as a spokesman for the Texas Department of Safety, he had access to detailed records and experienced firsthand the mystique that clings to this fabled law enforcement body. Though he gives us flashes of glory, he does not flinch from the dark side of the Ranger’s past.”  492pp w/illustrations, notes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED…….50.00 

31) Cox, Mike  TIME OF THE RANGERS: The Texas Rangers 1900 to Present  2009, 1st edition, NY. This is the second volume of Cox’s extraordinary history of the Texas Ranger, and brings the history of the Rangers from 1900 to the present. 496pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED….50.00 SOLD 

32) Cox, Mike  HISTORIC PHOTOS OF TEXAS OIL --2009, 1st edition, Nashville. An interesting photographic visit to the heyday of key oil patch discoveries around the state with nearly 200 vivid black-and-white images and informative text. 205pp w/photos. Folio HB/DJ….45.00 SOLD 

33) Crager, Kelly E. HELL UNDER THE RISING SUN: Texan POWs and the Building if the Burma-Thailand Death Railway 2019, 2nd printing, TAMU Press, College Station. “Historically strong and emotionally powerful, this book honors the men of the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Regiment of the Texas National Guard.” 89 of the original 534 Texans taken prisoner by the Japanese died in the infested, malarial jungle.196pp w/map, photos, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies available]..24.95 

34) Cramer, T. Dudley THE PECOS RANCHERS IN THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR 1996, 1st limited edition of 400 hardbound 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, biblio- graphy, index.  HB blue cloth with gold- and silver-embossed decorations, numbered and SIGNED by the author and artist, ….150.00 SOLD               34b) Another edition –The Pecos Ranchers in the Lincoln County War –1st trade edition of 1000 copies, softcover..85.00 SOLD 

35) Crosby, Thelma & Eve Ball BOB CROSBY: World Champion Cowboy  1966, 1st edition, Clarendon.  Illustrations by Olive Vandruff Bugbee. Crosby’s wife tells of his life as a champion rodeo performer in the 1930s. 244pp. HB w/decorated cover..55.00 SOLD 

36) 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, bib, index. HB/DJ, very good……45.00 

37) Devereaux, Jan  PISTOLS, PETTICOATS & Poker: The Real Lottie Deno, No Lies or Alibis  2009, 1st edition, Silver City.  Introduction by Robert G. McCubbin.  Lottie Deno was a “lady of the night” who earned a reputation as a frequenter of the wild and wooly towns that popped up around frontier Texas forts, notably Forts Richardson, Concho and Griffin.  In this book the author “presents and annotates the facts – and tells a good story – to give us the real Lottie Deno, one of the Wild West’s most fascinating characters.”  277pp w/photographs, notes, bibliography, index. HB boards w/decorated cover (issued without dust jacket) new, I have a few copies SIGNED by the author………29.95 

38) Dobie, J. Frank THE MUSTANGS  1952, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by Charles Banks Wilson. Classic folklore and history of the Mustang.  376pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED by Dobie…………350.00 SOLD 

39) Dobie, J. Frank TONGUES OF THE MONTE  1955, 1st UK edition, London. 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/DJ fine copy….30.00 SOLD 

40) Doughty, Robin W. $ Matt Warnock Turner  UNNATURAL TEXAS? The Invasive Species Dilemma  2019, 1st edition, College Station. “The authors introduce the “big hitters” of invasive species in the state. They profile the usual suspects—feral hogs, salt cedar, and fire ants—and also lesser known invasives, such as cats and sparrows. Blending natural and environmental history with geography, this book is a much-needed, balanced exploration of invasive species in Texas.”255pp w/map, color photos, notes, appendix, index HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……32.00 

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

42) Emmett, Chris TEXAS CAMEL TALES 1932, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The best account of the famous camel experiment in Texas, this volume is also a successful blend of the numerous official records of the experiment with the memoirs and anecdotes of the people involved.”  275pp with photos, notes, bibliography, index. Hardback in special suede binding w/rare dust jacket which has chips along the upper edge, now in protective cover, exceedingly scarce..525.00 SOLD 

43) Evans, Max SHADOW OF THUNDER  1969, 1st edition, Chicago. Novel set in New Mexico,1930s. 78pp w/ill. HB/DJ..25.00 SOLD 

44) Evans, Max  MOUNTAIN OF GOLD  1965, 1st edition, Dunwoody. Novel about a campesino family who find gold. 77pp w/illus. HB/DJ…..25.00 SOLD

45) Evans, Max  THE ONE-EYED SKY  1963, 1st edition, Boson.  Three short novels by Evans: The Great Wedding, The One-eyed Sky, and My Pardner. 211pp. Entertaining. HB/DJ, near fine copy….30.00 SOLD 

46) Frost, H. Gordon & John H. Jenkins “I’M FRANK HAMER” The Life of a Texas Peace Officer 1968, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, Austin. Hamer’s career as a lawman was blistered with bullets and violence.  He led the chase that ended in the demise of Bonnie and Clyde. 305pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB green cloth with metal replica of Texas Ranger badge attached to the spine, and SIGNED by Frost, Jenkins, Mrs. Frank Hamer, Sr., and Frank Hamer, Jr. HB dark green cloth…175.00 SOLD 

47) 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…….50.00 

48) [GALVESTON COUNTY] GALVESTON: Architecture Guidebook by Ellen Beasley & Stephen Fox. 1996, 1st printing, Galveston. A detailed guide to the architecture of Galveston, a Gulf Coast city that contains the largest and most historically significant collection of nineteenth-century buildings of any Texas city. 275pp w/maps, photos, bib, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies available]………24.95 

49) Geier, Clarence, R., et al [editors]  HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF MILITARY SIGHTS: Method and Topic. 2011, 1st edition, College Station. A comprehensive guide for students, professionals and the interested public examples of the latest techniques and field methods to aid understanding of studying and conserving military sites. 281pp w/illustrations. References, index. Folio HB, new [multiple copies available]…….CLEARANCE: 50% off = $25.00 (was $50.00

50) Gibson, A.M. THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL ALBERT JENNINGS FOUNTAIN  1965, 1st edition, Norman.  Biography of one of New Mexico’s controversial 19th-century figures whose violent death in the White Sands still remains a mystery.  Adams, SIX-GUNS: “A well-written and long-needed book about one of the leading characters in New Mexico.  It contains much on the lawlessness of the state and tells about Oliver Lee, Jim Gilliland, Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid and others.”   301pp w/map, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……45.00 

51) Glasrud, Bruce A. & Deborah Liles [editors] AFRICAN AMERICANS IN CENTRAL TEXAS HISTORY 2019, 1st edition, College Station.  “An overview of the history of African Americans in Central Texas. From slavery and agriculture in the nineteenth century to entrepreneurship and the struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century.” 316pp w/bib, index. HB w/decorated cover new [multi-copies available]……..39.95 

52) Goodwin, Grenville THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION of the WESTERN APACHE  1942, 1st edition, Chicago. Describes and compares the social organization of the various divisions and bands of the Western Apache which resided in the mountains of eastern Arizona. 701pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ near fine copy…..65.00 

53) Gough, L. SPUR JINGLES AND SADDLE SONGS: Rhymes and Miscellany of Cow Camp and Cattle Trails in the Early Eighties 1935, 1st edition, Amarillo. Full-page reproductions from the “Prairie Series” by Ben Carlton Mead.  Foreword by L.F. Sheffy. Gough composed poems on the range as a working cowboy, and explains how each one came about--where, when, etc. 110pp w/photos. Softcover/extended edges. Small coffee stain on cover and title page, otherwise a very good copy now pretected in a Plasti-Kleer plastic cover……….37.50 SOLD 

54) Graham, Joe S. EL RANCHO IN SOUTH TEXAS: Continuity and Change from 1750  1994, 1st edition, Denton. Examines the Spanish and Mexican roots of ranching in South Texas. 121pp w/photos, map, biblio, index. Folio softcover…35.00 SOLD 

55) 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…...55.00 

56) 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.” [He was a prolific benefactor to the University of Texas, and they took down the statues he donated.] 287pp w/ill, index. HB/DJ, very good copy, SIGNED…..185.00 SOLD 

57) 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 softcover very good …….100.00 

58) 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. Oblong folio (cover has small fingerprints, otherwise very good….100.00 

59) Haley, J. Evetts  THE ALAMO MISSION BELL  1974, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. Drawings by E.M. “Buck” Schiwetz. A history of the historical old bell that was bought by five West Texans and donated to the Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library.  30pp. Softcover with overlaying pictorial dust jacket, SIGNED…..45.00 

60) Hardin, John Wesley  THE LIFE OF JOHN WESLEY HARDIN  1896, 1st edition, Sequin.  Autobiography of one of the West’s most notorious gunfighters who killed his first man in 1868 at the age of fifteen.  Jenkins, in BASIC TEXAS BOOKS, said that a warehouse fire in San Antonio destroyed all of the original edition except 400 copies that had been sold to a dealer. Ramon Adams, in SIX-GUNS, had nice things to say about this book, and complimented the author on having correct names and dates. 144pp w/illustrations. The book was published with an incorrectly identified photo of Hardin, and this copy has an original corrected portrait inserted.  Softcover, has some foxing to cover, two tiny bug bites at spine, overall a sound copy, scarce …..275.00 SOLD 

61) Hardin, Stephen L. LUST FOR GLORY: An Epic Story of Early Texas and the Sacrifice That Defined a Nation 2018, 1st edition, Abilene.  “…a concise, reader-friendly depiction of the ‘Heroic Age’ of Texas history. Employing short, episodic chapters, it explores the twenty-five years between 1821 and 1846.” 361pp  w/map, illus, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]..39.95 

62) Holden, William Curry ALKALI TRAILS, or, Social and Economic Movements of the Texas Frontier 1846-1900 1930, 1st edition, Dallas. Discusses the cattle industry, immigration and settlement, frontier journalism, division and sectionalism, railroads, farmers, and more. 253pp w/maps, index. HB tan cloth, SIGNED, scarce….45.00 SOLD 

63) Holden, W. C. CORONADO’S ROUTE ACROSS THE STAKED PLAINS  1944, reprinted from October, 1944 issue of the West Texas Historical Association Yearbook. An attempt to trace Coronado’s route across the Plains of  Eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle. 20pp w/2 maps, notes. Softcover…………20.00 SOLD 

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

 [JAMES, WILL] –A SELECTION OF SCARCE FIRST EDITIONS BY WILL JAMES:  65a) THE DARK HORSE  1939, 1st edition, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY. 306pp w/39 drawings by the author. HB/DJ,very good copy w/rare dust jacket and SIGNED BY Will James on the front pastedown…....475.00

  65b) SAND: The Story of a Man and a Horse  1929, 1st edition, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY. 328pp w/48 drawings by the author.  HB/DJ [book is very good/dust jacket is very good with edgewear and some tiny chips, now in protective cover, scarce in dj……………………………..135.00

  65c) BIG-ENOUGH    1931, 1st edition, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY. 314pp w/photo frontispiece and 51 drawings by the author……………200.00     

  65d) THE THREE MUSTANGERS  1933, 1st edition, 1st edition, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY. 338pp w/47 drawings by the author. HB/DJ, very good with dj spine faded, another James title scarce in dust jacket………225.00 

66) [JEFF DAVIS COUNTY]  FORT DAVIS, TEXAS, 1583-1960 by Barry Scobee.  1963, 1st edition, El Paso.  A thoroughly researched account of the history of Fort Davis from the time of the Spanish explorers.  Includes information on Indian wars in West Texas with a chapter devoted to Colonel Grierson’s month-long campaign against Victorio; Milton Favor, the first cowman west of the Pecos; Texas Rangers and outlaws; wagon trains; the coming of the telegraph and railway; and the fort’s establishment as a national historic site.. 220pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy, SIGNED………..145.00

 67) Kavanagh, Thomas W. [compiler/editor]  COMANCHE ETHNOGRAPHY: Field Notes Of E. Adamson Hoebel, Waldo R. Wedel, Gustav G. Carlson And Robert H. Lowie  2008, reprint edition, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln. In the summer of 1933 in Lawton, Oklahoma, a team of six anthropologists met with eighteen Comanche elders to record the latter’s reminiscences of traditional Comanche culture. Much of the Comanches’ earlier world is presented here: religious stories, historical accounts, auto-biographical remembrances, cosmology, the practice of war, everyday games, birth rituals, funerals, kinship relations, organization of camps, material culture, relations with other tribes, more. 542pp w/photos, figures, notes, app, ref, index. HB new….60.00

 68) Keller, David W. IN THE SHADOW OF THE CHINATIS: A History of Pinto Canyon in the Big Bend 2019, 1st edition, College Station. This book “combines the rich narratives of history, natural history, and archeology to tell the story of the landscape as well as the people who once inhabited Pinto Canyon—a remote and rugged place near the border with Mexico in the Texas Big Bend.” 252pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]…….34.95 

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

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

71) [KNOX COUNTY]  “MY HOME TOWN” A History of Munday, Texas 1981, 1st edition, Archer City. 305pp w/photos, historical articles, 215 pages of family histories. Folio HB w/decorated cover, fine copy………45.00 SOLD 

72) Lane, Ronald L. RUDDER’S RANGERS 1979, 1st edition, Manassas. The full story of the Ranger Battalion’s unbelievably heroic actions on Omaha Beach on D-Day. 177pp w/illus, appendices. HB/DJ…….75.00 SOLD 

73) Latham, Dr. Hiram  TRANS-MISSOURI STOCK RAISING: The Pasture Lands of North America: Winter Grazing  1962, limited edition of 999 copies, Denver [originally published in 1871.]  With a new introduction by Jeff C. Dykes; drawings by E.M. Schiwetz; designed and printed by Carl Hertzog.  This is considered the earliest published survey and appraisal of the western cattle industry, focusing on Wyoming and Colorado. 94pp w/illus, appendix.  HB/DJ….37.50 

74) Lauderdale, R.J. & John M. Doak LIFE ON THE RANGE AND ON THE TRAIL 1936, 1st edition, San Antonio.  Relates the experiences of two early-day South Texas cattlemen: Doak tells of life on the range, while Lauderdale tells of trail-driving—he personally took nine herds up the trail. 227pp w/glossary; several illustrated pages of South Texas cattle brands.  HB, green cloth w/decorated cover, near fine copy….….225.00 

75) Linderman, Frank B. AMERICAN: The Life Story of a Great Indian  1930, 1st edition, NY. Early twentieth-century historical fiction based on the life story of Plenty Coups, Chief of the Crows. 313pp w/illus. HB brown cloth, no dust jacket……30.00 SOLD 

76) Lomax, John A. COW CAMPS & CATTLE HERDS 1967, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, Encino Press, Austin.  Intro-duction by John A. Lomax, Jr., illustrations and design by William D. Wittliff.  The manuscript for this book wasn’t found until fourteen years after Lomax, Sr.’s death in 1948. Chapters on longhorn cattle; the trail to Dodge City; the cowboy’s horse, recreations, and vernacular; justice, and more. 62pp. HB green cloth w/decorated cover, numbered and SIGNED .....75.00 SOLD 

77) Maddux, Vernon R. JOHN HITTSON: Cattle King on the Texas and Colorado Frontier  1994, 1st edition, Niwot.  A colorful portrait of a poor dirt farmer who became one of the country’s wealthiest cattlemen.  He was associated with Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, C.C. Slaughter, and Kit Carson, to name a few.  And even served as sheriff of Palo Pinto county.  He was witness to many historical events, including the recapture of Cynthia Ann Parker, and the aftermath of the Kiowa attack on the Warren Wagontrain. 214pp w/maps, photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..50.00 

78) Markus, Kurt  AFTER BARBED WIRE: Cowboys of Our Time  1985, 1st edition, Twelvetrees Press, Pasadena. A collection of full-page gravure photographs featuring modern cowboys on the ranges of Nevada, Texas, Oregon and Wyoming.  Large oblong folio HB/DJ, SIGNED, near fine condition……80.00 SOLD 

79) Markus, Kurt COWPUNCHER  2000, 1st edition, NY. More range photos from the outstanding, award winning photographer.  Large folio, SIGNED, near fine condition……80.00 SOLD 

80) Marohn, Richard C. THE LAST GUNFIGHTER: John Wesley Hardin 1995, 1st limited edition, College Station. Possibly the best biography of Hardin to date with material drawn from primary sources and first-hand accounts. Includes chapters on Jeff Milton; Hardin’s trial in Comanche, Texas; his prison years; Callie Lewis, to whom he was briefly married after his stint in prison; the Miller/ Frazier and the Sutton/Taylor feuds; a chapter about “Guns of a Gunfighter”; El Paso in 1895; John Selman; and much more. 320pp w/maps, photos, chapter notes, index.  HB/DJ….60.00 SOLD 

81) Martin, James C. & Rodney Sidney Martin MAPS OF TEXAS AND THE SOUTHWEST, 1513-1900 1999, 2nd edition, TSHA, Austin. Reproduced here are fifty maps that represent every historically significant map of Texas and the Southwest from 1513 to 1900. 174pp w/sources, suggested reading, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, …..45.00 [this title is out-of-print in all formats] SOLD 

82) McConnell, Joseph Carroll THE WEST TEXAS FRONTIER: A Descriptive History of Early Times in Western Texas VOLUME 1 1933, 1st edition, Jacksboro.  An excellent pioneer history of West Texas, beginning with Spanish explorations and colonization in the area; then  descriptions of old frontier forts and military outposts; Indian reservations, French and Spanish activities.  One section discusses early roads and overland transportation including military roads, the San Diego Mail and Old Butterfield routes, and others. One section gives descriptions and brief histories of the many counties that make up Texas’ western region including much of  what is known today as Central Texas and the Hill Country. The last section begins extensive firsthand accounts of Indian fights, Indian depredations and raids on cattle ranches, with a lot of the material provided by personal interviews with old-time settlers and pioneers. 334pp with a number of very interesting old photographs. HB maroon cloth, SIGNED exceedingly scarce….$695.00 SOLD

83) McConnell, Joseph Carroll THE WEST TEXAS FRONTIER: A Descriptive History of Early Times in Western Texas VOLUME 2: 1939, 1st edition, Palo Pinto  This is the rarest of McConnell’s two volumes, and it is an extension of the last section of the first volume, dealing almost exclusively with Indian fights, depredations and captivities on the West Texas frontier during the last half of the 19th century. Material in this volume came from old archives, and more interviews with old-timers. (Between the two volumes, there are descriptions of 823 Indian engagements with 505 of those accounts in this volume.) 348pp w/photos, index for both volumes. HB maroon cloth: fine condition, SIGNED, apparently fewer copies were published of this edition, as it is considered rare, = $1,875.00 SOLD 

84) McKelvey, Susan Delano YUCCAS of the SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES 1938/1947, 1st edition, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain. TWO VOLUMES. A years-long “study of two sections of the genus” that are found in the Southwestern states of Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Part One has 150pp w/maps, notes, 80 black-and-white plates; Part Two has 162pp w/maps, notes and 65 black-and-white plates. Softcover, two volumes, very good condition (in Plasti-Kleer protective covers) rare = 200.00 

85) Miles, Deborah M. & Cecilia Gutierrez Venable [editors] TEXAS WOMEN AND RANCHING: On the Range, at the Rodeo, and in Their Communities 2019, 1st edition, College Station.  Explores a variety of roles women played on the western ranch. The essays here cover a range of topics, from early Tejana businesswomen and Anglo philanthropists to rodeos and fence-cutting range wars. 173pp w/map, photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]…….32.00 

86) Mueller, Jerry E.  RESTLESS RIVER: International Law and the Behavior of the Rio Grande 1975, 1st edition, El Paso.  An interesting treatise on the international boundary that has been “harnessed by man and stabilized by law.” 155pp w/maps, illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index.   HB/DJ….25.00 

87) Miller, Thomas Lloyd BOUNTY and DONATION LAND GRANTS OF TEXAS, 1835-1888  1967, 1st edition, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This work is the most important published guide to early military service records in Texas …a mine of information on the land system and land grants.” Includes an explanation of the complicated sources consulted, an authoritative treatment of the legislative history of military land grants, and history of the Court of Claims. 894pp w/illustrations, lists of grantees for bounty and donation land grants, appendices, bibliography, glossary, index. HB/DJ, near fine….185.00 

88) Mullin, Robert N. [editor] MAURICE G. FULTON’S HISTORY OF THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR   1968, 1st edition, Tucson.  The definitive book on the infamous Lincoln County War: cattle rustling, John Tunstall, Juan Patron, Alexander McSween, Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, L.G. Murphy, the Apache Indians, much more. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “This long-awaited book represents a lifetime of research by a meticulous historian.”  HB lacks dust jacket…..45.00 SOLD 

89) Nance, John Milton AFTER SAN JACINTO: The Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1836-1841 1963, 1st edition, Austin. Jenkins, BTB: “This first volume [of Nance’s comprehensive history of the Texas-Mexican borderlands during the period of the Texas Republic] covers the operations of the Texas and Mexican armies during 1836, subsequent cattle raids, Indian operations, frontier trade and smuggling, the Cordova-Flores affair, the Federalist Wars, the Republic of the Rio Grande, and Texas Ranger activities. 642pp w/4 folding maps, illus, appendix, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine copy w/a SIGNED letter from the author to Senator Ralph W. Yarborough laid in……….85.00 

90) Nance, Joseph Milton  ATTACK AND COUNTER-ATTACK: The Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1842 1964, 1st edition, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS:  This second volume “…brings together for the first time in comprehensive fashion the events of the remarkable year of 1842: The Vasquez Campaign, the Battle of Lipantitlan, the Woll Campaign, the Somervell Expedition, the Battle of Salado, and the Dawson Massacre.” Includes an appendix with “Muster Rolls of Certain Select Frontier Forces, 1842,” plus a 54-page biblio-graphy, invaluable tools for research. 750pp w/foldout maps, illus, notes, app index.  HB/DJ near fine….75.00 

91) Norvell, Claudia W. TEXAS 1933, 1st “Author’s Edition,” Southwest Press, Dallas. A history of the Hasinai Confederacy of Indians from 1513 to 1819. This unique Confederacy consisted of sixteen tribes that occupied the region between the Sabine and Trinity rivers in what is now East Texas. 79pp w/map. Small HB/DJ, green cloth with embossed cover, very good……….35.00 

92) [PALO PINTO COUNTY] PAINTED POST PAST: A 150-Year History of Palo Pinto County, Texas by the Palo Pinto County Historical Commission. 2006, 1st edition, Palo Pinto. Early explorers; cattlemen and agriculture; railroads; the mineral springs; town and communities; much more. Beautifully illustrated with photos. 143pp w/maps, ill, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, exceedingly scarce…....275.00 SOLD 

93) Pettit, Michael  RIDING FOR THE BRAND: 150 Years of Cowden Ranching  2006, 3rd printing, Norman. A compelling portrait of an American ranching family that spans six generations and two states. The family started in Palo Pinto County then moved to New Mexico where they founded the JAL Ranch. Their history includes cowboys and Indians, cattle and buffalo, open range and barbed wire. 306pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…35.00 SOLD 

94) Poe, John W.  THE DEATH OF BILLY THE KID  1933, 1st edition, Boston. Introduction by Maurice Garland Fulton.  The author, deputy Sheriff under Pat Garrett, tells of being at Maxwell’s ranch the night Garrett killed the Kid.  He also relates some firsthand history of the Lincoln County War.  60pp w/photos.HB/DJ,very good copy (dj has closed tear and edgewear) scarce.95.00 SOLD 

95) Ransom, Harry Huntt THE OTHER TEXAS FRONTIER  1984, 1st edition, Austin. Edited by Hazel H. Ransom; edited by John Graves. Six essays about nineteenth-century Texas citizen who settled the frontier without guns, including Ashbel Smith, Sherman Godwin, and Swante Palm, others 72pp. HB/DJ, fine copy……30.00 

96) [REEVES COUNTY]  TOYAH TAPROOTS: A Memory Book of  Those Who Put Down Their Roots in Toyah compiled by Toyah Historical and Centennial Committee. 1984, 1st edition, Austin.  Sections on ranching and railroads, and family histories.  270pp w/photos.  Folio HB maroon cloth w/gilt lettering, fine copy, SIGNED by three of the compilers….140.00 SOLD 

97) [REEVES COUNTY[ 50TH ANNIVERSARY: West of the Pecos Rodeo “Home of the World’s First Rodeo”  1978, 1st printing, Pecos. “This historical edition of the West of the Pecos Rodeo program commemorates the 50th anniversary of consecutive rodeos. The first rodeo was held in July of 1883, but the annual rodeos as we know them today, began in 1929.” Editors. Includes articles on Clay McGonagill and other famous performers, and a history of the Pecos area. 96pp w/many photos. Folio softcover w/pictorial cover, fine condition, this copy signed inside by Wright Howington (bullfighter and rodeo clown) and Franciso Zamora (Charro professional)……….40.00 SOLD 

98) Remley, David  BELL RANCH: Cattle Ranching in the Southwest, 1824-1947  1993, 1st edition, Albuquerque. A detailed study and history of  this northeastern New Mexico ranch that once encompassed three-quarters of a million acres. 393pp w/map. Photos, notes, index. HB/DJ……….85.00 

99) Rhodes, Eugene Manlove THE TRUSTY KNAVES 1933, 1st edition, Boston. Historical novel set in New Mexico. The blurb on the dust jacket: “for twenty-five years [Rhodes] worked, fought, gambled, and drank in the old Southwest with the flesh-and-blood characters of this fast-moving novel.” HB/DH near fine copy, exceedingly scarce w/dust jacket in this fine condition.350.00 SOLD 

100) [RHODES, EUGENE MANLOVE] Eugene Manlove Rhodes SIGNED a 1933 handwritten note he wrote on the side of a rejection letter from Harry H. Lichtig of the Lichtig & Englander Motion Picture Agency. The note concerns a motion picture script for The Proud Sheriff.  I have put the letter in an acid-free protective sleeve with backboard. One of a kind…….100.00 

101) Richardson, Sue [compiler] THE BLACK JACK STORY reprinted from the Clayton Enterprise, April 30, 1901. “Swung into eternity, Thomas Ketchum, the famous bandit died game.” 14 unnumbered pages w/photos of the hanging. Stiff wrappers..25.00 SOLD 

102) Rickards, Colin  MYSTERIOUS DAVE MATHER  1968, 1st limited edition of 1500 copies, Santa Fe. (Press of the Territorian’s Gunfighter and Gunfight Series, No. 1) Frontispiece by Jose Cisneros. Mather was a deadly gunfighter, sometime lawman, who spent time in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and Dodge City, Kansas, and other wild places in the West. 42pp w/illustrations, references.  HB/DJ (dj has some foxing, now in protective cover)…….40.00 

103) Ridings, Sam P.  THE CHISHOLM TRAIL: A History of the World’s Greatest Cattle Trail 1936, 1st edition, Guthrie.  Reese, SIX-SCORE: “The best book on the Chisholm Trail. The scope of the book actually extends beyond the trail to encompass much cattle lore from Texas and elsewhere.”  Adams, in SIX-GUNS, comments on that which is not necessarily about the trail: “...this book contains much on outlaws, the killing of Ed Short and Charlie Bryant, the Talbot raid, the Lincoln County War, and a chapter on Henry Brown.”  591pp w/photos, index, foldout map. HB black cloth w/pictorial cover……125.00 

104) Robinson, Charles M., III  THE INDIAN TRIAL: The Complete Story of the Warren Wagon Train Massacre and the Fall of the Kiowa Nation by Charles M. Robinson, III. 1997, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Spokane. A good accounting of the 1871Warren Wagon Train Massacre by Kiowas and Comanches. It details the arrest and imprisonment of three Kiowa chiefs involved—Satank, Satanta, and Big Tree—and the incident’s affect on the conquest of the Plains Indians.  203pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB red cloth w/gold stamped cover, fine copy, scarce…135.00 SOLD 

105) Robinson, Robert R., Jr. THE BREMERS AND THEIR KIN IN GERMANY AND IN TEXAS  1977, 1st edition, Wichita Falls. TWO VOLUMES. This massive genealogical study traces the history of the family of Heinrich Conrad Friedrich Christian Bremer (1811-1880) a native of Hanover, Germany, and his descendants. He and his immediate family arrived in Texas in 1844.and participated in the founding of New Braunfels. 1,630pp w/maps, ill, notes, index. Folio HB brown leather, fine…the set=250.00 

106) Ross, James K. I, JESSE JAMES 1989, 1st edition, np.  Period photos accompany this fictional look at the life of Jesse James.  (Jesse James was the author’s great-grandfather) HB/DJ, SIGNED ......35.00 SOLD 

107) Schmidly, David J. VERNON BAILEY: Writings of a Field Naturalist on the Frontier 2018, 1st edition, College Station. “During his long career, Bailey kept detailed field notes, chronicling his travels and wildlife observations. These writings provide fascinating insight into not only people’s relationships with and efforts to understand wildlife but also the ways the country was rapidly growing and changing at the beginning of the twentieth century.”  452pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies]..45.00 

108) Scobee, Barry THE STEER BRANDED MURDER: The True and Authentic Account of a Frontier Tragedy 1952, 1st edition, one of 200 published by Ed Bartholomew’s Frontier Press, Houston.  Adams, SIX-GUNS: “...author seems to have made an honest effort to dig up the facts concerning this well-known Texas incident, which has become legendary. It contains some information about such Texas gunmen as Jim Miller, Mannen Clements, John Wesley Hardin, and John Selman.”  56pp w/illus, index. Softcover, fine condition, very scarce……145.00 SOLD 

109) Simpson, Harold B. AUDIE MURPHY: American Soldier  1975, 1st edition, limited, Hillsboro.  A definitive biography of America’s most decorated. For his service in World War II, Murphy received the Congressional Medal Of Honor, plus many other military decorations. After his discharge from the Army he starred in numerous Hollywood movies, and became a composer of Country Western songs. 466pp w/many photographs; battle maps; a list of his military decorations; a filmography of movies he starred in, and bibliography of songs he wrote.  Folio HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by the author…..175.00 SOLD 

110) 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….65.00 

111) Smylie, Vernon A NOOSE FOR CHIPITA 1970, 1st edition, Corpus Christi. “The strange case of the only woman ever legally hanged in Texas…” In 1863 Chipita Rodriguez was charged and killing a horse trader in South Texas. 63pp w/map, illus, notes, and references. HB yellow cloth w/illustrated cover………50.00 SOLD 

112) Stembridge, Terry & Caleb Pirtle III KILGORE: Visions of Forgotten Streets 2007, 1st edition, Dockery House Publishing, Dallas. This massive volume is a pictorial history of the Kilgore oil boom of the 1930s that altered the face of a quit little farming town virtually overnight.  437pp profusely illustrated with period photographs. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy………125.00 SOLD 

113) [STEPHENS COUNTY] FORT DAVIS: A Family Frontier Fort by Clifton Caldwell. 1986, 1st edition, Albany. An interesting  history of the civilian frontier stronghold, and the people who lived there briefly from 1865 to 1866. Information on the Newcomb and Reynolds ranching families; John Selman and John Larn; and other pioneers.  31pp w/map, foldout artist’s sketch of the fort by Ronald Thomason, notes, sources. Softcover w/decorated cover, scarce…….45.00 SOLD 

114) [STOECKLEIN, DAVID R.] THE TEXAS COWBOYS: Cowboys of the Lone Star State—A Photographic Portrayal text by Tom B. Saunders, photography by David R. Stoecklein.. 1997, 1st edition, Ketchum. Includes drawings by Bob Moline. A photographic study of the modern-day cowboy and his life on the range. 249pp w/illus, biblio, and notes. Large folio HB/DJ….65.00 SOLD 

115) Sweeney, Edwin R. & Angie Debo GREAT APACHE CHIEFS: COCHISE and GERONIMO Together in one volume1991/1976, reprint edition, MJF Books, NY. These two biographies of the famous Apache Chiefs were originally published by OU Press. 979pp w/notes, bibliographies, index. HB/DJ fine copy……..35.00 SOLD 

116) Tate, Bill [publisher] GUADALUPE HIDALGO TREATY OF PEACE 1848 and THE GADSDEN TREATY WITH MEXICO, 1853  1969, “Third Edition”, Espanola. These treaties are still binding agreement on the boundary between the U.S. and Mexico. 47pp. Softcover w/extended edges……..25.00 SOLD 

117) Taylor, Lonn TURNING THE PAGES OF TEXAS 2019, 1st edition, TCU Press, Fort Worth.  “A collection of sixty essays about Texas books, authors, book collectors, libraries, and bookstores... A book lover’s book.” Designed and illustrated by Barbara Whitehead.  269pp. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies available]…….22.95 

118) Thomlinson, M. H. THE GARRISON OF FORT BLISS, 1849-1916  1945, 1st edition, Hertzog & Resler, Printers, El Paso. Gives a good depiction of frontier life and conditions at the remote fort near El Paso and includes a chronological listing of troops garrisoned at Ft. Bliss from its beginning to 1916. An early and scarce typographical design by Carl Hertzog. Lowman, Printer at the Pass: “This project was undertaken as a commercial job, but through care, and the enthusiasm of Colonel Thomlinson, a good looking book resulted. The edition consisted of 1000 copies.” 41pp w/endpaper maps, illustrations. HB/DJ….60.00 SOLD 

119) Tinkle, Lon  13 DAYS TO GLORY: The Siege of the Alamo  1958, 1st edition, NY. An hour-by-hour account of a critical moment in Texas history.  256pp w/photo section, notes, sources, and a chronology.  HB/DJ, nice…..25.00 SOLD 

120) Vernam, Glenn R. MAN ON HORSEBACK: The Story of the Mounted Man from the Scythians to the American Cowboy 1964, 1st edition, NY. This intriguing  history of man and his relationship with the horse includes 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. 170 drawings showing equipment from many periods of history.436pp w/ill, bib, index. HB/DJ.......40.00 SOLD 

121) Weems, John Edward & Jane  DREAM OF EMPIRE: A History of the Republic of Texas 1836-1846 1986, reprint, NY.  A history of the Republic told through the eyes and words of twelve individuals who lived during that turbulent period.       363pp w/notes, sources, index. HB/DJ…..22.50 SOLD 

122) 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 fine copy……175.00 SOLD

                 122b) Another edition – Old Texas Trails – 1979, 2nd printing. HB/DJ fine copy…..125.00 

123) Wilson, Laura   WATT MATTHEWS of LAMBSHEAD 1989, 1st edition, Austin. With an Introduction by David McCullough; and an Afterword by the author/photographer. This photographic essay vividly chronicles Watt Matthews’ days as heir and operator of the historic Lambshead Ranch. 197pp w/notes on the photos. Oblong folio HB/DJ, fine copy….75.00 

Estate Discovery! 1940s articles by J. Frank Dobie

124) [DOBIE, J. FRANK] RANCH ROMANCES MAGAZINE 9 issues from the 1940s with these articles by J. Frank Dobie: Frontier Fiddler; Ab Blocker: Cowman; A Question of Hides; The Art of Trailing; Starface of the Mustangs; The Cowboy and the Judge; Rawhide Cobbles and the Code (John Talley: Frozen Inside a Buffalo Hide; Cooks of Range and Trail; plus articles and stories by many other well-known writers of the period. All in very good condition. The lot of 9 issues = 145.50 ($14.95 each) SOLD


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