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CATALOG #293: July, 2019



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) Adams, Ramon F. THE COWBOY & HIS HUMOR 1968, 1st limited edition of 850 copies, Encino Press, Austin. A treatise on the cowboy’s quick wit, and love of humor and rough pranks. 71pp. HB w/decorated cover, numbered and SIGNED......85.00SOLD


3) [ARANSAS COUNTY] A GLIMPSE AT OUR PAST by The Aransas County-Rockport Centennial, Inc. 1970, 1st edition, Rockport. Approximately 150 unnumbered pages with phots, historical articles. Softcover, blue, fine copy……30.00 SOLD


4) [ARCHEOLOGY] THE WHITE SHAMAN MURAL: An Enduring Creation Narrative in the Rock Art of the Lower Pecos by Carolyn Boyd [with contributions by Kim Cox] 2016, 1st edition, Austin. A masterpiece of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands is the White Shaman mural, an intricate 26’ by 13’ painting on the wall of a shallow cave overlooking the Pecos River. Boyd “takes us on a journey of discovery as she builds a convincing case that the mural tells a story of the birth of the sun and the beginning of time—making it possibly the oldest pictorial creation narrative in North America.” Folio HB/DJ, as new……65.00


5) Back, Vera Featherston [editor] A PIONEER SPEAKS: by Edward Baxter Featherston 1940, 1st edition, Dallas. Featherston relates his experiences as an early-day settler in Stonewall County with stories about pioneer preaching, frontier conditions, and a chapter on wire-cutting. 239pp w/period photos. HB/DJ very good copy ……45.00 SOLD

5b) Another copy – A Pioneer Speaks – 1940, 1st edition. HB lacks dust jacket…..35.00 SOLD


6) Bailey, Anne J. BETWEEN THE ENEMY AND TEXAS: Parsons’s Texas Cavalry in the Civil War 1989,

1st edition, Fort Worth. A study of the campaign of Parsons who commanded the army of the Trans- Mississippi and is credited with keeping the Federals out of Texas, although they occupied Louisiana and Arkansas. 357pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, biblio, index. HB w/pictorial cover/no dj as issued…35.00 SOLD


7) [BANDERA COUNTY] 100 YEARS IN BANDERA, 1853-1953 by J. Marvin Hunter. 1953, 1st edition, Bandera. “A story of sturdy pioneers, their struggles and hardships, and their heroic achievements.” 94pp w/photos, and a table of contents in the rear that serves as index. Softcover, a tabloid style folio (12”x16”) w/pictorial cover, fine condition in protective sleeve w/backboard….75.00


8) Bell, Major Horace REMINISCENCES OF A RANGER, or Early Times in Southern California 1927, early reprint of the 1881 original, Santa Barbara. Much on the early lawlessness of Southern California. 499pp w/ills, index. HB/DJ (dj showing some light wear around edges, book is in very good condition)…….35.00 SOLD


9) Bieber, Ralph P. [editor] MARCHING WITH THE ARMY OF THE WEST 1846-1848 by Abraham R. Johnston, Marcellus B. Edwards and Philip G. Ferguson. 1936, 1st edition, Arthur H. Clark Co., Southwest Historical Series IV, Glendale. During the Mexican War three soldiers of the Army of the West, Abraham Robinson Johnston, Marcellus Ball Edwards, and Philip Gooch Ferguson, recorded their experiences while marching across the plains and mountains of the Southwest. 368pp w/illus, foldout map. HB maroon cloth, very good…..75.00


10) [BIG BEND] IN THE SHADOW OF THE CHINATIS: A History of Pinto Canyon in the Big Bend by David W. Keller. 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


11) [BIG BEND] I’LL GATHER MY GEESE by Hallie Crawford Stillwell. 1991, reprint, College Station. Memoirs of life on a ranch in the Big Bend region during the first half of the 20th-century. 153pp with photos. HB/DJ………19.95


12) [BIG BEND] THE ROMANCE OF DAVIS MOUNTAINS AND BIG BEND COUNTRY: A History by Carlysle Graham Raht. 1963, 2nd edition, El Paso. An excellent history of the Big Bend and trans-Pecos region of Texas from written records, and firsthand accounts by people who were instrumental in building the region. Much on early exploration, frontier military and Indian wars, Civil War years, Texas Rangers, range history, and more. 381pp w/period photos, index. HB/DJ, very good copy…..50.00 SOLD


13) Blackburn, Ed, Jr. WANTED: Historic County Jails of Texas 2006, 1st edition, College Station. A guide to each of the 254 Texas county jails, with interesting anecdotes for many of them. 424pp w/photos, maps, app, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine….40.00 SOLD


14) Blessington, J.P. THE CAMPAIGNS OF WALKER’S TEXAS DIVISION 1875, 1st edition, ByLang, Little & Co., Printers, NY.. A complete record of the unit’s activities in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, including the battles at Perkins’ Landing, Mansfield, Milliken’s Bend, Bayou Bourbeoux, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, Jenkins’ Ferry, and others; much more. 314pp. HB green cloth w/gold lettering, top of front hinge has started to crack, otherwise a very good copy, rare…..550.00


15) [BOSQUE COUNTY] BOSQUE COUNTY: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas) 1985, 1st edition, Clifton. 801pp w/historical articles, 679 pages of family histories, photos, index. A scarce Texas County History. Folio HB black cloth, near fine condition………225.00


16) Brown, Austin II POET LARIAT: Cowboy Pooems From a Ranching Life 2019, 1st edition, , np. Foreword by Buster Welch; illustrations by Mike Capron. Verse that captures the romance and difficulties of modern day cowboy life. 213pp w/illustrations and photos. HB pictorial boards, new [multiple copies available]……..26.95


17) Burton, Jeffrey A BIG YEAR IN A BAD LIFE: The Criminal Career of Reuben Houston Burrow Dec. 1886-Dec. 1887 With Its Several Sequels 2015, 1st edition, np. Burrow gained notoriety as head of a Texas train robbing gang in the 1880s. 192pp w/map, photos, notes, index. Trade paperback as new…….19.50


18) Caldwell, Clifford R. & Ron DeLord ETERNITY AT THE END OF A ROPE: Executions, Lynchings and Vigilante Justice in Texas 1819-1923 2015, Print on Demand, Santa Fe. This story begins in 1819 with the first legal hanging in Texas, then it explores many lynchings, vigilante justice, and racial violence. 665pp w/notes, index. Trade paperback, as new…..40.00 SOLD


19) Caldwell, Clifford R. DEAD RIGHT: The Lincoln County War 2008, 2nd revised edition, Mountain Home. From the back cover: “…a historically accurate, concise and factual interpretation of the people, places and occurrences in the Lincoln county War.” 339pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index. Softcover, as new, SIGNED…29.95


20) Calvin, Ross [editor] LIEUTENANT EMORY REPORTS 1951, reprint of Emory’s “Notes of A Military Reconnoissance”, UNM Press, Albuquerque. Emory’s miss in 1848 was to inform the War Department of the military, scientific, and economic value of the territory from Bent’s Fort westward to the Pacific. “…schrewd observations of people, customs, and political motives.” And lively scientific observations. 208pp w/maps, notes, HB/DJ very good…..50.00 SOLD


21) Carter, Capt. R. G. ON THE BORDER WITH MACKENZIE 2007, reprint, Austin. New foreword by Charles M. Robinson III. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the best sources on the Federal cavalry campaigns against the Indians in the 1870s.” 563pp w/photos, index. Trade paperback, as new………29.95


22) Clark, Cora Tope [compiler] REMINISCENCES OF A CENTENARIAN: as told by Amasa Gleason Clark, Veteran of the Mexican War 1972, reprint of the 1930 edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Clark tells of his experiences in the War with Mexico, and of his life on the Texas frontier in Bandera and the surrounding Texas hill country; Indian depredations; lawlessness; etc.. 84pp w/photos. HB/DJ, near fine, signed by daughter of Amasa Clark…….45.00


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, fine copy…..135.00


24) Cooke, Philip St. George THE CONQUEST OF NEW MEXICO AND CALIFORNIA IN 1846, An Historical & Personal Narrative 1964, facsimile reprint, Albuquerque. A splendid account of the history of the Mexican War by one who helped make it. 307pp w/endpaper map. HB/DH [dust jacket has some light edgewear, now in protective cover] very good copy….40.00


25) Cool, Paul SALT WARRIORS: Insurgency on the Rio Grande 2008, 1st edition, College Station. A detailed study of El Paso’s infamous “Salt War” of 1877. The author has used previously untapped sources—first-person accounts, the U.S. Govern-ment report, and newspaper items—to create a day-by-day account of the San Elizario battle, including the location of the Texas Ranger positions. 360pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new……24.95


26) [COTTLE COUNTY] OUR ROOTS GROW DEEP: A History of Cottle County by Carmen Taylor Bennett. 1970, 1st edition, Floydada. 214pp w/photos, maps, historical articles about early settlements, roads and mail routes, communities, ranches and schools, and more. Folio HB w/decorated cover…..95.00 SOLD


27) [CROCKETT COUNTY] OZONA COUNTRY by Allan R. Bosworth. 1964, 1st edition, NY. Author relates some history of Crockett County along with his own early day experiences in the region. Photos. 238pp w/photos, bibliography. HB/DJ very good. CLEARANCE: 25% off = $26.25 (was $35.00) [6 copies available at this reduced price!]


28) Davis, Rev. Nicholas A. THE CAMPAIGN FROM TEXAS TO MARYLAND with the Battle of Fredericksburg 1961, facsimile reprint of the 1863 original, Steck Co., Austin. A confederate chaplain’s account of his experiences with the Fourth Texas Infantry Regiment in the famous Hood’s Brigade. 168pp illustrations, muster rolls, casualty lists. HB in slipcase……35.00


29) Davison, Eddy W. & Daniel Foxx NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST: In Search of the Enigma 2007, 1st edition, Gretna. “Arguably the best cavalry leader of the Civil War…Forrest has been acclaimed and vilified, revered and hated, and still is a man whose life defies categorization….This comprehensive biography explains in depth the alleged massacre at Fort Pillow, and the reasons for Forrest’s leadership in the Ku Klux Klan.” 528pp w/battle maps, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, as new…..35.00


30) Day, Donald & Harry Herbert Ullom [editors] THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SAM HOUSTON 1954, 1st edition, Norman. The editors present this great American through his letters, and private public utterences. 298pp w/illus, maps, index….45.00


31) de Shields, James T. BORDER WARS OF TEXAS 1912, 1st edition, Tioga. Considered a classic, this book chronicles the many Indian battles and hardships faced by early Texan settlers as they struggled to settle a hostile frontier from 1819 through 1845. 400pp w/maps, many illustrations. HB leather spine and corners over brow cloth w/gold lettering, very good copy……285.00


32) Dobie, J. Frank [editor] PURO MEXICANO 1935, 2nd printing, Austin [Texas Folk-lore Society Publication No. XII.] Texas folklore with a Mexican flavor. 261pp w/index. HB/DJ fine copy…30.00 SOLD


33) Douglas, C.L. FAMOUS TEXAS FEUDS 1936, 1st edition, Dallas. Tells about many of the bloody feuds of Texas, including the Regulators and Moderators; Taylor-Sutton feud; San Elizario Salt War; Horrell-Higgins affair; Mason County War, and others. 173pp with some photos. HB brown cloth….30.00 SOLD


34) [EASTLAND COUNTY] OIL FIELD FURY by Boyce House.1954, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. History of Eastland County with emphasis on the oil boom days of the 1920s. 142pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..125.00 SOLD


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


36) Espinoza, J. Manuel [editor/translator] FIRST EXPEDITION OF VARGAS INTO NEW MEXICO, 1692 1940, 1st edition, (Volume X of the Coronado Cuarto Centennial Publications, edited by George P. Hammond) Albuquerque. The Spanish governor of New Mexico, Don Diego de Vargas, narrates his own version of his re-conquest of New Mexico which had been lost to Spain and the Church in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. 319pp w/frontis, index. HB/DJ original red cloth some pages still uncut; very good copy, and scarce…….100.00 SOLD


37) Fortune, Jan I. [editor] FUGITIVES: The Story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker 1934, 1st edition, 1st printing, Dallas. “As told by Bonnie’s mother (Mrs. Emma Parker) and Clyde’s sister (Nell Barrow Cowan).” 255pp w/photos. HBDJ [dust jacket has 3” chip at bottom of spine, now in protective cover] very scarce book and the dust jacket is rare…225.00 SOLD


38) Frantz, Joe B. & Julian Earnest Choate, Jr. THE AMERICAN COWBOY: The Myth and the Reality 1955, 1st edition, Norman. A study of the American Cowboy and how he is percieved as an American folk hero. 232pp w/Erwin E. Smith range phots, biblio, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..27.50


39) [GALVESTON COUNTY] GALVESTON ISLAND: or, A Few Months Off The Coast of Texas: The Journal of Francis C. Sheridan, 1839-1840 1954, 1st edition, Austin. Sheridan, a British subject, was sent to Texas in 1839 to contribute an eyewitness opinion to the deliberations going on in London concerning the proposed recognition of the new Republic called Texas. 172pp w/illus, appendices, index. Small HB/DJ fery good……45.00 SOLD


40) Gatewood, Jim J. FRANK NORRIS—TOP O’ HILL CASINO—LEW JENKINS—AND THE TEXAS OIL RICH 2006, 1st edition, Garland. The story of Fort Worth’s infamous Top O’ Hill Casino and the people involved with it. The plush casino catered to the rich and famous, Hollywood stars, Texas oil producers in the 1930s and 40s when Las Vegas was only a dusty spot on the map. 307pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED….80.00 SOLD


41) [GILLESPIE COUNTY] HERE’S HARPER TWO 1963-1986 1986, 2md printing, Austin. 337pp w/photos, historical articles, cemetery inventories, family histories. HB, maroon cloth w/gold decorations………..35.00


42) Geiser, Samuel Wood NATURALISTS OF THE FRONTIER 1937, 1st edition, Dallas (first book published by SMU Press.) Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best introduction to the history of natural science in Texas.” It includes accounts of the Swiss naturalist, Jacob Boll, whose Texas studies included geology, zoology, entomology, botany, and paleontology; Jean Louis Berlandier, who made several trips into Texas; Thomas Drummon, English naturalist who toured Texas in the 1830s; Louis C. Ervenberg, the German who studied Texas trees and plants; Ferdinand Lindheimer, also from Germany; Ferdinand Roemer, considered the father of Texas geology; Charles Wright, Gideon Lincecum, Julien Riverchon; and Gustaf Belfrage, noted for his studies of Texas ants, beetles and butterflies. There is also an appendix with biographical sketches of many other naturalists to Texas 1820-1880. 341pp w/frontis, maps, sources, index. HB/DJ [dj edgeworn, now in protective cover] very scarce.125.00 SOLD


43) Gipson, Fred THE “COW KILLERS” With The Aftosa Commission in Mexico 1956, 1st edition, Austin. Drawings by Bill Leftwich who is also the subject of the book. Leftwich worked with the commission in Mexico in the early 1950s to eradicate the hoof-and-mouth epidemic that was coming across the border. He recorded his experiences—some quite dangerous—with pen-and-ink. 130pp with 40 illustrations. Folio HB/DJ w/edgewear, inscribed/SIGNED by Leftwich, with an original drawing .80.00 SOLD


44) Gooding, Ed [and Robert Nieman] ED GOODING: Soldier, Texas Ranger 2001, 1st edition, Longview. Gooding tells of his service at Normandy in WWII, and of his interesting career as a Texas Ranger beginning in 1957. 269pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ…27.00


45) Gould, Frank W. COMMON TEXAS GRASSES: An Illustrated Guide 1978, 1st edition, College Station. 267pp w/illustrations, “Key to the Genera of the Grasses,” glossary, index. HB/DJ fine copy (long out-of-print in cloth)……45.00


46) Goyne, Minetta Altgelt A LIFE AMONG THE TEXAS FLORA: Ferdinand Lindheimer’s Letters to George Engelmann 1991, 1st edition, College Station. Lindheimer, a German emigrant to the Republic of Texas, became known as “The Father of Texas Botany.” His letters offer a unique view of his excitement in finding new species and oddities, and his frustrations with immigration politics and the difficulties of life on the frontier. 236pp w/illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new….44.50


47) Graustein, Jeannette E. THOMAS NUTTAL: Naturalist Explorations in America. 1808-1941 1967, 1st edition, Cambridge. Biography of an English immigrant who came to American and became a respected botanist and naturalist. 481pp w/illus, notes, index. HB green cloth…….30.00


48) Gray, Frank S. PIONEERING IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS: True Stories of Early Day Experiences in Edwards and Adjoining Counties 1949, 1st ed, Austin. Edited and with a foreword by J. Marvin Hunter. Pioneer history that centers around Edwards County, but includes information on Real and Kinney counties. Chapters on Devils Sink Hole; trail-driving; hunting rattlesnakes, coyotes, lions and bears; wild horses; the attempted train robbery in Coleman County; the last Indian raid in Frio Canyon; and much more. 247pp w/photos, endpaper map. HB/DJ dj w/small chips at edge, now in protective cover, scarce..225.00 SOLD


49) Gray, Frank S. PIONEER ADVENTURES 1948, 1st edition, Cherokee. Author recalls his experiences with trail driving, Indian depredations, and other adventures on the Texas frontier. Chapters on Humpy Jackson (Fort McKavett); and Jesse Chisholm and John Chisum; cowmen and sheepmen wars in San Saba county; ranching in Cherokee county; much more. 384pp with photos, HB very good, tight, SIGNED, rare........375.00 SOLD


50) Gray, Walter Harold $ Don Hedgpeth PINKIE: A West Texas Legend 2000, 1st edition, np. Biography of legendary West Texan Pinkie Roden, an ex-bootlegger turned legitimate businessman and benefactor who built a large retail liquor chain. 149pp w/maps, photos. HB/DJ, fine copy……30.00


SPECIAL WAREHOUSE DISCOVERY! [Only five copies available at this reduced pice!]

51) 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…..SPECIAL: 25% off = $187.50 (was $250.00) SOLD OUT

[A must for any J. Evetts Haley collection!]


52) [HALEY, J. EVETTS] J. EVETTS HALEY, KSJ: The Legacy compiled and edited by Evetts Haley, Jr. 1996, 1st limited edition of 150 copies, Midland. Introduction by Elmer Kelton. Illustrations by Tom Ryan, Joe Beeler, Wayne Baize, Bob Moline, and others. Several associates of the late Haley contribute essays about the writer/historian’s life and accomplishments. Includes a bibliography of Haley’s writings. 126pp w/illus, bibliography. Folio HB, SIGNED by many contributors, scarce….150.00 SOLD

52b) Another copy -- J. EVETTS HALEY, KSJ: The Legacy – 1996, 1st trade edition in variant softcover binding,

SIGNED by most contributors…..55.00 SOLD


53) Haley. J. Evetts ON HIS NATIVE HEATH…IN HIS NATURAL ELEMENT: A Collection of the Essays of J. Evetts Haley From 1927 to 1989 1992, 1st edition, Midland. 287pp. HB/DJ [dust jacket has faint stain on front cover] SIGNED…….50.00


54) [HALEY, J. EVETTS) J. EVETTS HALEY: And the Passing of the Old West by Chandler A. Robinson. 1978, 1st edition, Austin. Includes essays about Haley by such notables as John L. McCarty, Al Lowman, Carl Hertzog, Joe B. Frantz, and others; a chapter by Haley about A TEXAN LOOKS AT LYNDON and the consequences of publishing that book. Most importantly, it includes a complete bibliography of Haley’s writings up to the time of this book’s publication. A book that belongs in the library of any Haley collector. HB/no dust jacket as issued………45.00 SOLD


55) 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


56) Harris, Charles H., Frances E. Harris & Louis R. Sadler TEXAS RANGER BIOGRAPHIES: Those Who Served 1910-1921 2009, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Foreword by Byron A. Johnson, director of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame in Waco. The best-selling research and writing team of Harris and Sadler have compiled a reference book that presents the biographies of all 1,782 Rangers who served along the Texas-Mexico border during the period of the Mexican Revolution, some who gained fame and notoriety, and many who did not. 432pp w/photos, bibliography, index. Great genealogical infromation! HB/DJ, as new….29.95


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

1990, 1st edition, Amarillo. A good history of the organization that was founded in 1940. and of the men who started it and others who kept it going. 157pp w/photos. Folio HB/DJ near fine [DJ has two small closed tears, now in protective cover] …45.00


58) Hinton, Ted (as told to Larry Grove) AMBUSH: The Real Story of Bonnie and Clyde 1979, 1st edition, Bryan. Author was part of the posse that tracked down and ambushed the notorious couple.211pp with photos, app, index. HB/DJ fine, scarce.165.00 SOLD


59) Hough, Emerson THE PASSING OF THE FRONTIER: A Chronicle of the Old West 2012, reprint by Palladium Press, Birm-ingham. A lively narrative on the conquering of the Old West. Has some chapters on cattle trails, cattle kings and cowboys. 181pp w/illus, index. HB blue leather w/gilt edges, fine…….27.50


60) Huntington, Barbara Muse SAGA OF THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE 1991, 1st printing of the re-titled edition, Akron. Biographical and genealogical data on the twenty grand old foundation horses, who, through their progeny, produced the American Quarter Horse. Originally published in 1971 as THE GRAND TWENTY. 254pp w/photos, illustrations by Juanita Anderson, index. Folio H/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED…..85.00


61) Hutson, Jan THE CHICKEN RANCH: The True Story of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1980, 1st ed, NY. The chicken ranch was probably the longest operating bordello in the country, founded in 1844 and closed in 1974 after a media battle between a sheriff who fought to keep it open, and a television reporter who fought to close it down.115pp w/photos. HB/DJ…45.00 SOLD


62) [JACKSON COUNTY] THE CAVALCADE OF JACKSON COUNTY by I.T. Taylor. 1938, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A comprehensive history of the Gulf Coast county that includes biographies of many pioneer citizens. 471pp w/index. HB, blue cloth, very good copy of a very scarce Texas county history…175.00


63) James, Marquis ANDREW JACKSON: The Border Captain 1985, facsimile reprint by Easton Press, Norwalk. The early life and times of one of American history’s controversial leaders. 461pp w/illus, notes, bib, index. HB red leather, fine…45.00 SOLD


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


65) Jones, Anson MEMORANDA AND OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, ITS HISTORY AND ANNEXATION 1966, facsimile reprint of the 1859 original by Rio Grande Press limited to 150 numbered copies, Chicago. This book has been labeled “one of the fullest accounts of the early history of Texas and an essential source of information on its republican period and annexation” [Jenkins, BTB]. The large volume includes a short section of Jones’ memoirs, a section of memoranda in diary and journal form, covering the period 1838-1854; and a lengthy section of letters and correspondence, covering the period 1836-1857. There is a fold-out facsimile of Jones’s document dissolving the Texan republic attached to the front endpaper; and an 1844 map of Texas fastened to the rear endpaper. 736pp w/notes, index. HB orange leather w/decorated cover and gilt edges in brown cloth slipcase, fine copy…125.00


66) Johnson, David THE MASON COUNTY “HOO DOO” WAR, 1874-1902 2006, 1st edition, Denton. Foreword by Rick Miller. Johnson analyzes the myths and legends surrounding the feud and presents the first definitive account of what happened in Mason County during that bloody era. 360pp w/photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…….40.00


67) Kearney, James C. $ Geir Bentzen [editors] JOURNEY TO TEXAS 1833 by Detlef Dunt [translated from the German by Anders Saustrup] 2015, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. Dunt’s volume was the first one written by an on-the-ground observer to encourage German immigration to colonial Texas. 182pp w/illus, notes, and includes a useful bibliography of German works about Texas. HB/DJ, fine…….29.95 SOLD


68) Keleher, William A. MAXWELL LAND GRANT 1964, 2nd limited edition of 750 copies, NY. A history of the Maxwell Land Grant that covered 2,680 square miles in New Mexico and southern Colorado. Adams, in SIX-GUNS, notes that it contains material on Clay Allison, the New Mexico vigilantes, and Billy the Kid. 166pp w/photos, sources, index and foldout map in rear pocket. HB w/illustrated cover…..35.00


A collection of ELMER KELTON signed first editions from the library of Edgar Talley, the local publisher

who produced two non-fiction books for Kelton and his 1970s periodical, Pioneer News-Observer:

69) Kelton, Elmer THE DAY THE COWBOYS QUIT 1972, 1st edition, NY. Spur Award. 227pp. HB/DJ spine sunned, otherwise

a fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED……….185.00 SOLD

70) Kelton, Elmer THE TIME IT NEVER RAINED 1973, 1st edition, NY. Award-winning Texas classic. Spur Award; Western

Heritage Award. 373pp. HB/DJ, dj slightly edgeworn, overall a very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED…..275.00 SOLD

71) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy] JOE PEPPER 1975, 1st edition, NY.Kelton’s only novel written in first person. 186pp.

HB/DJ, dj has closed tear at rear spine, otherwise near fine, inscribed/SIGNED……..175.00 SOLD

72) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy] LONG WAY TO TEXAS 1976, 1st edition, NY. 184pp. HB/DJ very good,


73) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy] EYES OF THE HAWK 1981, 1st edition, NY. Spur Award. 182pp. HB/DJ, fine,


74) Kelton, Elmer THE GOOD OLD BOYS 1978, 1st edition, NY. Western Heritage Award and made into TNT movie. 253pp.

HB/DJ, dj has very minor edgewear, inscribed/SIGNED………..150.00

75) Kelton, Elmer DARK THICKET 1985, 1st edition, NY. 182pp. HB/DJ dj chipped at spine, minor edgewear,


76) Kelton, Elmer THE MAN WHO RODE MIDNIGHT 1986, 1st edition, NY. Western Heritage Award. 261pp. HB/DJ fine

copy, inscribed/SIGNED………125.00 SOLD


77) King, Dick GHOST TOWNS OF TEXAS 1953. 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Brief histories of many of Texas’ obscure towns of the past. 140pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good………45.00


78) Lamar, Howard R. CHARLIE SIRINGO’S WEST: An Interpretive Biography 2005, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Siringo lived on the frontier as a cowboy and Pinkerton detective, and participated in many major historical events. In his later years, he wrote of those experiences. This is a look at his adventurous life and writings. 370pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ as new…29.95 SOLD


79) [LAMB COUNTY, TEXAS] A HISTORY OF LAMB COUNTY by Evalyn Parrott Scott. 1968, 1st ed, np. 281pp w/photos; map endpapers; other maps; ranch histories including XIT, Mashed S, Long S, and others; pioneer family histories listed alphabetically; more. Folio HB blue cloth, scuffed cover…..80.00 SOLD


80) Lomax, John A. ADVENTURES OF A BALLAD HUNTER 1947, 1st edition, NY. A collection of essays by Lomax, regarding his extensive research and field work gathering information on early 20th- century American music. Includes two chapters about African-American blues performers in American penitentiaries. A key title in any collection of books about American roots music and blues. 302pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ – dj has some tiny chips along edges,, otherwise a very good copy, scarce…110.00 SOLD


81) Lomax, John & Alan Lomax AMERICAN BALLADS & FOLK SONGS 1951, reprint, NY. A collection of songs and music that illustrate the many facets of American life and culture, from old favorites to new discoveries. 624pp w/biblio, index. HB/DJ, very good copy……40.00 SOLD


82) Long, Walter Ewing STEPHEN F. AUSTIN’S LEGACIES 1970, 1st edition, Austin. A unique history of Stephen F. Austin, and a reminder of his legacies to us all. 87pp w/photos, illustrations, map. HB gray cloth I slipcase, inscribed/SIGNED….35.00 SOLD


83) 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 dis-coloration of front free endpaper from dust jacket flap which is common with this title) overall a near fine copy, scarce…225.00

84) Martin, Jack BORDER BOSS: Captain John R. Hughes, Texas Ranger 1990, limited edition reprint [1 of 50] by State House Press, Austin. With a new introduction by Mike Cox. Biography of Hughes who served as a Ranger from 1887 to 1915, with sketches, comments and reminiscences relating to some of his contemporaries. 236pp bibliography, index. HB ¼ maroon leather on white cloth in cloth slipcase, fine copy……….90.00 SOLD


85) Maxwell, Robert S. WHISTLE IN THE PINEY WOODS: Paul Bremond and the Houston, East and West Railway 1998, 1st edition, Denton.. This is the story of Paul Bremond and his railroad’s symbiotic relationship with the lumber industry and its role in the development of East Texas. It provides a significant case study of the development of short lines in the United States. The story is a worthy addition to the history of American railroads as well as to the history of the East Texas region.128pp w/photos, notes, map, bib., index. Trade paperback………27.00 SOLD


86) McVaugh, Rogers EDWARD PALMER: Plant Explorer of the American West 1956, 1st edtition, Norman. Palmer (1831-1911) was probably the most productive botanical collector and naturalist of the last century. This biography details many of his travels, and reproduces his Colorado and Indian Territory notes exactly as he took them, and more. 430pp w/maps, illus, references, index. HB/DJ very good w/some wer along edges of dust jacket……35.00


87) Metz, Leon JOHN WESLEY HARDIN: Dark Angel of Texas 1996, 1st edition, Mangan Books, El Paso. In writing and researching this enlightening life history, author Metz found “more than just a gunfighter biography, but a dark, murderous tragedy.” HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED………….65.00


88) Middleton, John W. HISTORY OF THE REGULATORS AND MODERATORS and the SHELBY COUNTY WAR IN 1841 AND 1842, in the Republic of Texas…1953, Frontier Times Publishing House facsimile reprint of the 1883 original, Grand Prairie. Foreword by J. Marvin Hunter. Middleton was a participant in the Shelby County difficulties and gives a history of the War that occurred during Texas’ days as a Republic. He includes accounts of Indian fights occurring in the 1850s as well. 49pp. Softcover….40.00


89) [MIDLAND COUNTY] A HISTORY OF CHARACTER: The Story of Midland, Texas by Jimmy Patterson. 2014, 1st edition, Midland. “Patterson’s rich narrative history of Midland, Texas, follows the town’s progress from the late 1800’s to today. What started as a cow camp on the side of a railroad track is now a big city that retains its small-town flavor, and a key contributor to the energy industry.” Includes many biographical sketches of notable Midlanders. 442pp w/photos, notes, biblio, appendix, index.

HB/DJ, a handsome regional history book in fine condition, inscribed/SIGNED…..45.00 SOLD


90) Munson, Charlie MISTER CHARLIE: Memoirs of a Texas Lawman, 1902-1910 1975, 1st edition, Austin. Recalls his life as chief deputy, then as sheriff of Lavaca County “when the frontier had passed into history and the modern era had not yet dawned.” 122pp w/photos, a 1900 Lavaca County map. HB/DJ fine capy.....40.00 SOLD


91) Meyers, Dale K. WITH MALICE: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippit 1998, 1st edition, Milford. The author “brings nearly twenty years of research to this second-by-second account of the murder of Dallas patrolman J.D. Tippit forty-five minutes after the assassination of President Kennedy—and the frantic manhunt that ended in the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald.” 701pp w/illustrations, endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine……..135.00 SOLD


92) O’Neal, Bill THE JOHNSON-SIMS FEUD: Romeo and Juliet, West Texas Style 2010, 1st edition, Denton. An in-depth look at the feuding pioneer families of West Texas. Much on the old feudist Pink Higgins, and former Texas Ranger, Frank Hamer. 208pp w/map, photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new……29.95 SOLD


93) [PADRE ISLAND] PADRE ISLAND by the Writers’ Round Table of Corpus Christi. 1950, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A collection of historical articles and stories of legend and lore about the “Long White Island.” 222pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ very good copy………..45.00


94) Peterson, Larry Len CHARLES M. RUSSELL: Photographing the Legend 2014, 1st edition, Norman. “This biography makes use of hundreds of images of Russell, many never before published, to explore the role of photography in shaping the artist’s public image and the making and selling of his art. More than that, the book shows how the Cowboy Artist personified what he portrayed.” 294pp w/photographs, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, as new……….60.00


95) Powell, Father Peter John PEOPLE OF THE SACRED MOUNTAIN: A History of the Northern Cheyenne Chiefs and Warrior Societies 1830-1879—With an Epilogue 1969-1974 1981, 1st edition, San Francisco. Two Volumes. This massive study gives a very detailed history of Cheyenne life and customs as practiced during the 19th-century. Most of the accounts were told by the people themselves, or from younger generations who were told the stories by their elders. Profusely and beautifully illustrated with both full-color and black-and-white plates, plus many period photos. The two volumes are divided into four parts: 1)”The Time of Quiet” 2) “The Time of Weeping” 3) “The Time of Greatest Grief Begins” 4) “The Time of Dying.” [This is probably the most extensive tribal history I’ve run across. FC] 1441pp w/notes, maps, bibliography, index. Two volume set, oblong hardbacks in linen slipcase, very scarce…..225.00 SOLD


96) Rister, Carl Coke BORDER CAPTIVES: The Traffic In Prisoners By Southern Plains Indians, 1835-1875 1940, 1st edition, Norman. Jenkins, BTB: “This is the best analytical account of Texas Indian captives....The work is more than a series of cruel episodes; it is a sociological study of the effects of this traffic on Indian life as well as on the captives, themselves.” 220pp w/illustrations, 2 foldout maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy w/minor edgewear at top of dj, very scarce…140.00 SOLD


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


98) 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, very good…..35.00


99) Roosevelt, Theodore RANCH LIFE AND THE HUNTING TRAIL 1969, reprint of the original 1888 edition by Winchester Press, NY. 83 illustrations by Frederic Remington. Roosevelt describes his life on the range of the Upper Missouri Basin. In one section of the book he tells of hunting bighorn sheep, white goats and elk. 186pp. HB/DJ near fine copy…..45.00


100) [RUNNELS COUNTY] IN REMEMBRANCE: Runnels County Cemetery Inscriptions by the Runnels County Historical Commission. 1985, 1st edition, Winters. An excellent source of history and and genealogy, this book covers all of Runnels County’s cemeteries.211pp w/index. Folio HB mustard cloth w/decorations, fine copy……50.00 SOLD


101) [RUSSELL, CHARLES M.] CHARLES M. RUSSELL, WORD PAINTER: Letters, 1887-1926 edited by Brian W. Dippie. 1993, 1st edition, NY. The most comprehensive collection of Russell’s correspondence ever assembled with reproductions of his letters to his wife, Nancy, to patrons and fellow artists, and to many saloonkeepers and cowboys who remained his friends for life. 433pp w/period photos, sources, checklist of additional letters, index. Large folio HB/DJ, nice copy (very scarce in cloth)..165.00


102) [SCHLEICHER COUNTY] A HISTORY OF SCHLEICHER COUNTY, TEXAS 1979, 1st edition, San Angelo. 647pp w/photos, numerous historical articles, early community and pioneer histories; brands; civic organizations; churches; over 400 pages of family histories; index; much more. Folio hardback w/pictorial covers…..135.00


103) Schulz, Joy THE WEST STILL LIVES: A Book Based on the Paintings and Sculpture of Joe Ruiz Grandee 1970, 1st ed, Dallas. 54 pages of text plus many unnumbered pages of color and black-and-white reproductions of Grandee’s work. Folio HB/Dj has light scuffing and edgewear, SIGNED by Grandee…45.00


104) Schwettmann, Martin W. SANTA RITA 1943, 1st limited edition of 440 copies, Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Tom Lea. A history of the landmark oil field that blew in on May 28, 1923, and forever changed the history of West Texas. HB mustard cloth in publisher’s plain brown dust jacket, fine copy, this is number 37………..150.00 SOLD


105) 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…..150.00 SOLD


106) Siringo, Charles A. RIATA AND SPURS: The Story of a Lifetime Spent in the Saddle as Cowboy and Detective

1927, 1st edition, 1st state, the “unexpurgated edition,” Boston. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “... has considerable range interest, and is rare due to a threatened lawsuit which prompted its suppression. [The first printing] is distinguished by the date of publication, 1927, being on the title page.” (This edition was recalled and a second revised printing without the date on the title page, and altered text--pages 120 through 268--was released.) This copy is the first state and includes all the material about his days with the Pinkerton Agency which brought on the lawsuit. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “The works of Siringo are essential to any range library.” Chapters on Billy the Kid, John Wesley Hardin, Clay Allison, Jim Miller, Tom Horn, and many others. 276pp. HB w/decorated cover, nice copy, exceedingly scarce…….300.00 SOLD


107) Siringo, Charles A. A COWBOY DETECTIVE: A True Story of Twenty-Two Years with a World-Famous Detective Agency 1912, 1st edition, Chicago. The author relates his experiences as a Pinkerton Detective. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “The original title was Pinkerton’s Cowboy Detective, but the agency held up publication through superior court action until he changed the title to Cowboy Detective, changed the name Pinkerton [to Dickenson], and substituted other fictitious names [Tim Corn for Tom Horn, for instance.]” After it was published the Pinkertons found more names and references to confidential information, and this edition was suppressed. It was re-issued in 1914 without the publisher’s imprint. This is the original suppressed edition. 517pp w/photos. HB green cloth w/gold lettering and decorations, very good copy…….275.00 SOLD


108) Smith, F. Todd THE WICHITA INDIANS: Traders of Texas and the Southern Plains, 1540-1845 2000, 1st edition, College Station. This study presents a thorough narrative of the Wichita Indians and their constituent bands from first contact with Europeans in the 16th century until 1845. 206pp w/maps, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new…….32.95


109) Smithwick, Noah THE EVOLUTION OF A STATE, or Recollections of the old Texas Days circa 1935, facsimile repro-duction of the original 1900 edition, The Steck Co., Austin. Jenkins, BTB: “Of all Texas memoirs, this is the most fun to read. J. Frank Dobie called it the ‘best of all books dealing with life in early Texas’.” Texas Rangers, Comanches, pioneer social life, James Bowie, S.F. Austin, Sam Houston, much more. 354pp. HB w/decorated cover….40.00


110) 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 (dust jacket has some chips along upper edge, now in protective cover)….45.00


111) Sonnichsen, C. L. I’LL DIE BEFORE I’LL RUN: The Story of the Great Feuds of Texas 1962, 2nd revised edition with new material, NY. Drawings by Jose Cisneros. Reveals details of some infamous Texas feuds, including The Sutton-Taylor feud, Horrell-Higgins feud, the San Saba Mob, and others. 371pp w/photos, sources, index. HB/DJ….40.00


112) [SUTTON COUNTY] SUTTON COUNTY, 1877-1977 1979, 1st edition, Sonora. 375pp w/photos, map, historical articles, many family biographies. Folio HB bound in leather with gold embossed decorations, a very scarce Texas County History….275.00


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


114) [TEXAS PANHANDLE] MEMORY CUPS OF PANHANDLE PIONEERS by Millie Jones Porter. 1945, 1st edition, Clarendon. A rare history centered around Wheeler County and her relationship with surrounding counties, filled with first person memories, biographies, stories of Indian depredations and fights, pioneer negroes, ranching and cowboys, religion, prohibition, oil industry, newspapers, a chapter on brands, much more. Excellent source for researching pioneers of the Eastern Texas Panhandle. 648pp w/illustrations, appendix, index. HB, brown cloth w/minor scuffing at top of spine, exceedingly scarce, SIGNED…350.00 SOLD


115) Thorp, N.H. (Jack) TALES OF THE CHUCK WAGON 1926, 1st edition, Santa Fe. A collection of highly entertaining cowboy yarns gathered by Thorp from cowboys working on the Closed-H Ranch of Arizona. 123pp w/photo. Softcover…35.00 SOLD


116) [TOM GREEN COUNTY] TOM GREEN COUNTY: Chronicles Of Our Heritage TWO VOLUMES 2003, 1st edition, Abilene. Volume One (566pp): “General History” with maps and photos. Includes historical articles about Fort Concho; pioneer biographical sketches; community histories; farming and ranching; much more. Volume Two (528pp): “Family Histories.”

Each volume indexed. Both volumes folio hardbacks bound in green cloth with gold embossed lettering, as new, the set = 125.00


117) Tyler, Ron [editor] THE ART OF TEXAS: 250 Years 2019, 1st edition, TCU Press, Fort Worth. “Written by noted scholars, art historians, and curators, this survey is the first attempt to analyze and characterize Texas art on a grand scale beginning with Spanish colonial paintings and moving through two and a half centuries of art in Texas.” Beautifully illustrated! 446pp w/illus, bibliography, notes, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]………60.00


118) Villagra, Gaspar Perez de HISTORY OF NEW MEXICO 1933, 1st limited edition of 665 copies, The Quivera Society Publications, Volume IV, Los Angeles. Translated by Gilberto Espinoza; intro and notes by F.W. Hodge. An early history originally written and published in 1610, a valuable research tool for the student of Onate’s colonization of New Mexico, and has the author’s eyewitness account of the tragedy at Acoma. 308pp w/illustrations, notes, index. HB, vellum spine over brown paper-covered boards, still uncut pages…..100.00

118b) Another edition-A History of New Mexico by Villagra-1962, reprint edition, Rio Grande Press, Chicago. HB..35.00


119) Wallace, Ernest & E. Adamson Hoebel THE COMANCHES: Lords of the South Plains 1952, 2nd printing, Norman. One of the better studies of the Comanche tribe and their great traditions of warfare, life and customs. 381pp w/ill, index. HB/DJ fine..37.00 SOLD


120) Weiss, G. STOCK RAISING IN THE NORTHWEST, 1884 1951, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Evanston. Translated with historical note by Herbert O. Brayer. In the early 1880s, Weis, a French emigrant, purchased a ranch in Montana and 850 head of cattle. Here are his observations from his experiences written in 1884. 24pp w/illus, and a 12 page intro by Brayer. HB….45.00


121) 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


122) Wright, Lawrence GOD SAVE TEXAS: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State 2018, 1st edition,NY. This book is “a meditation about politics, community, commitment and legacy.” [I found parts of this interesting reading, even if it was written by an Austin liberal! FC] 349pp w/drawings. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]…27.95


The Library of the Presidents, Leather Bound Collector’s Editions by Easton Press:

123) Adams, Charles Frances THE WORKS OF JOHN ADAMS: Second President of the United States 1992, reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk. TWO VOLUMES. “…will do much to enhance your understanding of one of America’s greates patriots.” 542/576pp w/appendices. HB blue leather w/gilt edges, fine copies…..85.00


124 ) Brant, Irving THE FOURTH PRESIDENT: A Life of James Madison 1985, abridged reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk. A full account of Madison’s manifold accomplishments: Framer of the Constitution; oversaw the War of 1812; much more. 677/680pp w/index. HB both volumes maroon leather, fine. HB maroon leather, fine………..39.00


125) Burns, James MacGregor ROOSEVELT: The Biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882-1945 1985, reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk. TWO VOLUMES. Vol. I: “Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox;” Vol. II: “Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom.”

553/722pp w/illus, biblio, index. Two volume set = 80.00 SOLD


126) Eckenrode, H.J. RUTHERFORD B. HAYES: Statesman of Reunion 1988, reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk. Our 19th President did much to clean up the corrupt Indian Bureau and Civil Service Commission, and restored faith in governmant after the exploitation of Reconstructionists. 363pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index. HB brown leather, fine………40.00


127) Hagedorn, Herman THE THEODORE ROOSEVELT TREASURY: A Self-Portrait From His Writings 1988, reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk.. A selection of writings by Theodore Roosevelt. 342pp. HB red leather, fine……40.00 SOLD


128) Heckscher, August WOODROW WILSON 1997, reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk. A comprehensive biography of Wilson oversaw the border problems with Mexico during the Mexican Revolution, and steered the nation through WWI and the Paris Peace Conference. 743pp w/phots, notes, index. HB green leather w/gilt edges, fine copy………………45.00


129) Klein, Philip Shriver PRESIDENT JAME BUCHANAN 1987, reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk. Our 15th President tried unseccessfully to reconcile the North and the South. He left office at the beginning of the Civil War. 506ppw/photos, index. HB red leather w/gilt edges, fine……40.00


130) McFeely, William S. GRANT:A Biography The life story of Ulysses S. Grant, Lincoln’s top General durning the Civil War, and the 18th President. 592pp w/illustrations, bibliography, notes, index………45.00


131) Niven, John MARTIN VAN BUREN: The Romantic Age of American Politics 1986, reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk. Biography of the 8th President who served frm 1837-1841. 715pp w/notes, index. HB black leather w/gilt edges…42.50


132) Parmet, Herbert S. JACK: The Struggles of John F. Kennedy & JFK: The Presidency of John F. Kennedy TWO VOLUMES 1986, reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk. A comprehensive and intimate portrayal of the life of our 35th President who was assassinated in Dallas. 407/586pp w/photos, both volumes indexed. HB maroon leather w/gilt edges, fine. The set=85.00 SOLD


133) Remini, Robert V. THE LIFE OF ANDREW JACKSON 1997, abridged reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk. Biogrphy of the legendary 7th President. 412pp w/notes, index. HB marron leather w/gilt edges, fine copy…..40.00 SOLD


134) Russell, Francis, Francis THE SHADOW OF BLOOMING GROVE: Warren G. Harding in His Times. 1988, reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk. This biograph of our 29th President, who died a year before his term would expire, looks deep into his many personal problems, and corruption within his administration. 691pp w/notes, index. …………35.00


135 ) Smith, Page JOHN ADAMS 1988, reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk. TWO VOLUMES. Biography of John Adams (1735-1826) who served as our 2nd President, 1797-1801. 1170pp w/notes, index. HB green leather w/gilt edges, fine, the set=72.00


136) Winston, Robert w. ANDREW JOHNSON: Plebian and Patriot 1987, reprint edition by Easton Press, Norfolk. Biography of the17th President who came to power when Lincoln was assassinated. He saw the end of the Civil War and was at odds with the hardcore Reconstructionists. 549pp w/illus, map, index HB blues leather w/gilt edges, fine. HB blue leather w/gilt edges……..45.00 SOLD


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