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CATALOG #294, August, 2019



1) Adair, Cornelia MY DIARY: August 30th to November 5th, 1874 1965, reprint of the rare 1918 original, Austin. Illustrated by Malcolm Thurgood. Adams, HERD: “The diary of an English lady who spent part of her life on the famous JA Ranch, which her husband owned with Charles Goodnight.” HB/DJ……50.00 SOLD


2) Adams, Andy A TEXAS MATCHMAKER 1904, 1st edition, Boston. Novel by the author of “The Log of a Cowboy.

Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith. HB w/pictorial cover, front hinge beginning to crack, otherwise nice sound copy…..50.00 SOLD


3) Adams, Andy CATTLE BRANDS: A Collection of Western Camp-fire Stories 1934, 2nd edition, Boston. Short stories of the trail and the plains. 316pp. HB, pictorial cover,….30.00 SOLD


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


5 ) Adams, Ramon THE OLD-TIME COWHAND 1961, 1st trade edition, NY. Illustrated by Nick Eggenhofer. A collection of the author’s entertaining yarns that depict the real-life activities of the old-time cowboys. 354pp w/ill. HB/DJ, near fine with two light scuff marks at top of dust jacket……..60.00


6) Alexander, Thomas E. RATTLESNAKE ARMY BASE: Pyote Army Airfield in World War II 2005, 1st edition, Abilene. An interesting history that covers the Reeves County training base before, during and after World War II. 216pp w/maps, photos, notes, index Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]……18.95


7) Almaraz, Felix D., Jr. TRAGIC CAVALIER: Governor Manuel Salcedo of Texas, 1808-1813 1971, 1st edition, Austin. A detailed study of the last major colonial administrator in Spanish Texas. A look at Texas’ last years as a colony of Spain. 206pp w/bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine…..25.00 SOLD


8) Arnold, Oren & John P. Hale HOT IRONS: Heraldry of the Range 1940, 1st edition, NY. A superb book devoted to cattle brands, branding techniques, and brand lore. 142pp w/illus. HB/DJ [dust jacket scuffed at edges, no in protective cover, SIGNED by both authors…….80.00 SOLD


9) Baker, T. Lindsay LIGHTHOUSES OF TEXAS 2001, 2nd edition, College Station. Foreword by F. Ross Holland; color illustrations by Harold Phenix. Includes a historical overview, then gives the history of ten surviving Texas lighthouse stations and of two that are no longer in existence. 128pp w/notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, as new …..29.95


10 ) [BASS, SAM] LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SAM BASS: The Notorious Union Pacific and Texas Train Robber This is the 89 page 3rd printing by N.H. Gammell (see Adams, SIX-GUNS #162]. Softcover tan wrappers very good w/small one inch chip at lower right corner…..40.00


11) [BIG BEND] Clayton NEVER AGAIN by Clayton Williams. 1969, 1st edition, San Antonio; THREE VOLUMES. An extensive and well-written overview of the history of the Texas’ Trans-Pecos frontier from B.C to the beginning of the Civil War. He devotes considerable attention to the Coahuiltecan and Jumano Indian tribes during the Spanish colonial period, and the Comanches during the 19th century. Includes a lot on U.S. Army activities in western Texas during the period between the War with Mexico and the Civil War. 3 volumes HB/DJ in slipcase, very good, SIGNED…135.00


12) [BIG BEND] PANCHO VILLA’S LAST HANGOUT—On Both Sides of the Rio Grande in the Big Bend Country by W.D. Smithers. Nd, np [circa 1960] The foreword is a biographical essay by Dudley R. Dobie about early 20th-century Big Bend area photographer Smithers. Following that are two interesting articles by Smithers accompanied by his historical period photos of the Big Bend region: “Natures Pharmacy and the Curanderos”; and “The Border Trading Posts.” 95pp. HB w/pictorial cover..55.00


13) Bishop, Farnham OUR FIRST WAR IN MEXICO 1916, 1st edition, NY. An early account of the causes and events of the Mexican War of 1846-48. 225pp w/maps, illus, index. HB red cloth, fine copy……..35.00


14) Bowden, J.J. UNCERTAIN RICHES: The Discovery and Exploitation of the Yates Oil Field 1991, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Austin. A detailed history of West Texas’ oil and gas industry from its beginnings in 1926. 186pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, No. 355………125.00 SOLD


15) Brown, John Henry INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS [1896] 1st edition, L.E. Daniel, Publisher, Austin. State House Press, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is Brown’s most important book and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early pioneers. The information was gathered over his entire fifty years in Texas, and the text was compiled shortly before his death. Although he felt his History of Texas was his major contribution, that work pales beside Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas for interest, information, and reliability.” Much on early history of Texas, with many details of Comanche depredations, and extensive biographical sketches of Texas pioneers. 762pp w/illustrations, index. Folio HB, this volume rebound in brown leather with gold lettering, and the title has been lifted from the original volume and professionally pasted on front cover, overall a handsome copy of this Texas classic……1,000.00


16) Bryan, Howard TRUE TALES OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST: Pioneer Recollections of Frontier Adventures 1998, 1st edition, Santa Fe. A treasury of stories, anecdotes, and personal histories never before published: Billy the Kid; Geronimo; Lost Adams Diggings; Black Jack Ketchum; Pancho Villa; and more. 286pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED…….22.50


17) Burton, Jeffrey THE DEADLIEST OUTLAWS; The Ketchum Gang and the Wild Bunch 2009, 2nd edition, Denton. The newest and most complete history of Tom “Black Jack” Ketchum, his brother, Sam, and other members of the Ketchum Gang that robbed, killed and generally terrorized West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona in the last decade of the 19th century. The material in this book comes from material diligently collected by the author over a period of forty years from mainly unpublished sources, comprising family records, trial transcripts and other court records, personal reminiscences, official correspondence and reports, census returns, and contemporary newspapers. 504pp w/photos, maps, endnotes, bib, index. HB/DJ, as new……75.00


18) Caro, Robert A THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON: The Path To Power 1982, 1st edition, NY. This biography of the power-hungry Johnson looks at his early years. 882pp w/maps, illus, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good copy…..50.00


19) Chance, Joseph E. THE SECOND TEXAS INFANTRY: From Shiloh to Vicksburg 1984, 1st edition, Eakin Press, Austin. The 2nd Texas Infantry regiment was formed in Harris, Jackson, Galveston, Gonzales and Robertson counties, and went on to serve with distinction in major battles in Tennessee and Mississippi. 216pp w/photos, company rosters, index. HB/DJ dine…..35.00 SOLD


20) 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


21) 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, SIGNED, very scarce….175.00


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


23) Crawford, R.S. NEVER A HERO: Private George W. Shelton, A Forgotten Soldier at San Jacinto—1836 1968, “an Abridged Edition,” Waco. An historical account of George Washington Shelton, who was a member of the “Lost Detachment” under the command of Major Robert McNutt at the Battle of San Jacinto. 36pp w/army muster rolls, family tree, illus. HB…32.00


24) [DALLAS COUNTY] A PLACE CALLED DALLAS: The Pioneering Years of a Continuing Metropolis by A. C. Greene. 1975, 1st edition, Dallas. A historical sketch of Dallas’s formative years with archival photos and historical map. 65pp. HB..35.00 SOLD


25) Day, James M. BLACK BEANS & GOOSE QUILLS: Literature of the Texan Mier Expedition 1970, 1st edition, Waco. A study of the diaries and memoirs of several who participated in the ill-fated invasion of Mexico in 1843. 169pp w/notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy.....45.00


26) Dobie, J. Frank THE LONGHORNS 1941, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by Tom Lea. A chronicle of the great days of the Longhorn and of that special breed of cowboys who worked them. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “One of the true classics of range cattle literature.” 388pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ near fine copy……225.00 SOLD


27) Dobie, J. Frank THE ROADRUNNER IN FACT AND FOLK-LORE 1939, offprint from In The Shadow of History the 1939 publication of the Texas Folk-Lore Society. An interesting look at an entertaining denizen of the desert. 31pp. Softcover booklet, inscribed/SIGNED……160.00 SOLD


28) [DOBIE, J. FRANK] J. FRANK DOBIE BIBLIOGRAPHY compiled by Spruill Cook. 1968, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Waco. This bibliography of Dobie’s works includes books, pamphlets, contributions, and magazine articles, plus illustrations of select title pages. 64pp w/index. HB/DJ, very good………40.00 SOLD


J. Frank Dobie’s copy! [see note below*]

29) Duval. John C. EARLY TIMES IN TEXAS, or, The Adventures of Jack Dobell 1892, 1st edition, H.P.N. Bammell & Co., Publishers, Austin. Jenkins, Basic Texas Books, Jenkins: “This is the most literate of all 19th-century Texas memoirs...it is authentic history.” Mabel Major: “A classic of pioneer literature, the story would be exciting to read even if it were not true.” This book includes Duval’s account of his capture and miraculous escape from the Massacre at Goliad in 1836. An appendix includes a list of men under Fannin’s command. 138/8pp. The text block has been rebound in woven cloth w/ string-tied spine, a very good copy, and very scarce in this edition*……..200.00SOLD

[NOTE: Pasted on the last page is a card by A. Garland Adair with the following typewritten providence: “This book was originally owned by A. Steele of Thornton, eldest son of last survivor of San Jacinto who was President of the Native Sons of Texas of Which A. Garland Adair was the Secretary. As a small token of my gratitude for the numerous evidences of his friendship, it is now given by me to J. Frank Dobie, “the noblest Texas of the All.” Signed A. Garland Adair, 2-3-1943.”


30) [EASTLAND COUNTY] GROWING UP IN RANGER, BOOMTOWN U.S.A. by Don F. Champion. Interesting reminiscences of life as a youngster in Ranger during the Oil Boom days of the 1920s. 42pp. Softcover, SIGNED….65.00


31) Eckert, Edward K. & Nicholas J. Amato (editors) TEN YEARS IN THE SADDLE: The Memoir of William Woods Averell 1851-1862 1978, 1st edition, San Rafael. An excellent memoir of a Union Cavalry General during the Civil War. He tells of life at West Point and his service at several western outposts before the war. HB/DJ, fine copy,…..40.00


32) Elliot, W. J. THE SPURS 1939, 1st edition, Spur. Adams, RAMPAGING HERD: “A history of this famous ranch by one connected with it. Privately printed and now quite difficult to come by.” William Reese in, SIX SCORE, wrote that this book “gives more of the flavor of the Spur ranch than any other book. The author worked for the Spur outfit, and there are many tales of his own personal experiences and those of his comrades.” 274pp illustrated with original photographs by the author, and brands drawn by Mrs. Cecil Scott. Hardback, green cloth, a fine copy ………350.00 SOLD


33) Emmett, Chris SHANGHAI PIERCE: A Fair Likeness 1953, 1st ed, Norman. Drawings by Nick Eggenhofer. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the best biographies of a Texas cattleman.... Emmett gives us Shanghai Pierce with the warts and all…good reading and competent biography.” Pierce was one of Texas’ most colorful cattlemen who built a ranching empire in South Texas and crossed paths with many notables, including John Wesley Hardin, Ike Pryor, Charlie Siringo, Leander H. McNelly, Wild Bill Hickock, Ab blocker, others. 326pp w/maps, photos, appendix, bib., index. HB/DJ, very good copy….85.00


34) [ERATH COUNTY] A WAY OF WORK AND A WAY OF LIFE: Coal Mining in Thurber, Texas, 1886-1926 by Marilyn D. Rhinehart. 1992, 1st edition, College Station. A social and cultural history of the mining community in Thurber.167pp w/illus, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…25.00


35) Faulk, Odie GENERAL TOM GREEN: “A Fightin’ Texan”1963, 1st edition, Waco. Introduction by Rupert N. Richardson. Biography of the spirited Texas pioneer who participated in the San Jacinto Battle as a youthful artilleryman; fought Indians and served as a bureaucrat for the Republic of Texas; served in the Mexican War; and died fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Softcover w/decorated cover, previous owner stamp on front, otherwise a near fine copy…..125.00


36) [FISHER COUNTY] ) HISTORY OF FISHER COUNTY, TEXAS by E. L. Yeats & E.H. Shelton. 1971, 1st edition, np. 207pp w/photos, maps, historical articles, county brands illustrated, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED by both authors…..75.00


37) Foote, Shelby THE CIVIL WAR: A Narrative 1958, early reprints, NY. Three Volumes. Foote presents a vivid narrative of the war as seen from both sides. A total of 2,927 pages with photos, 136 maps, 6 endpaper maps, bibliographical notes, indexes. All three volumes are hardbacks with dust jackets, very good condition. The set of 3 volumes = 60.00


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


39) George, W. Eugene LOST ARCHITECTURE of the RIO GRANDE BORDERLANDS 2008, 1st edition. “A submerged village, uncovered by receding waters…a lost way of life revealed.” 105pp w/ill, bib, index. HB/DJ, as new…..35.00


40) Gillett, James B. SIX YEARS WITH THE TEXAS RANGERS 1921, 1st edition, Von-Boeckmann-Jones Co., Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the finest personal memoirs of Texas Ranger service.” Gillett served with the Rangers from 1875 to 188i. Here he recounts his involvement in the Mason County War, the Horrell-Higgins Feud, rounding up of Sam Bass and his bunch, and other incidents. Gillett later became a successful rancher in Presidio County, Texas. 332pp with all 8 photo plates intact. HB green cloth w/gold embossed lettering, slight 2 inch crack at front hinge, otherwise a very good and sound copy…350.00


41) Gilliland, Maude T. WILSON COUNTY TEXAS RANGERS 1837-1977 1977, 1st edition, np. An account of the records and deeds of 44 men from Wilson County who served in the Texas Rangers. 139pp w/66 Ranger photographs, plus maps, documents, bibliography, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has several tiny brown spots] otherwise a fine copy, exceedingly scarce. SIGNED….375.00 SOLD


42) Gilliland, Maude T. RINCON: A Story of Life on a South Texas Ranch at the Turn of the Century 1964, 1st edition, Brownsville. Gilliland tells of her early 20th-century life at Rincon de en Media, headquarters for the vast Wells ranch in Starr and Hidalgo counties. The last section of the book deals with her move to Mission, Texas, in 1911, and of Mexican bandit raids in that area. Many period photos and some maps enhance this well-written narrative. 105pp w/illustrations, notes, bibliography.

HB/DJ inscribed/ SIGNED by the author, near fine copy, scarce……..200.00


43) Gipson, Fred OLD YELLER 1956, 1st edition, Harper & Brothers, NY (bound in green cloth with black spine and the copyright page states “1956” and contains a Library of Congress catalog number.) An American classic. 158pp. HB/DJ near fine [dust jacket has tiny chip at upper spine, now in protective cover]......225.00


44) Gipson, Fred RECOLLECTION CREEK 1955, 1st edition, NY. Gipson’s novel about nine-year-old Hopper Creech. HB/DJ, near fine copy.......185.00


45) Glover, Robert W. [editor] “TYLER TO SHARPSBURG” Robert H. and William H. Gaston (Their War Letters, 1861-1862) 1960, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, W.M. Morrison, Waco. The war letters of the Gaston brothers of Company H., 1st Texas Infantry Regiment, Hood’s Texas Brigade. 22pp w/roster and tipped in is a facsimile of one of the letters on C.S.A. stationary. Softcover illustrated wrappers, fine…..40.00


46) [GOLIAD COUNTY, TEXAS] THE HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF GOLIAD COUNTY 1983, 1st edition, Austin. 388pp with many historical articles; photos; community, organization, church, and school histories; 133 pages of family histories; index, map endpapers. Folio hardback bound in brown cloth w/gold lettering, fine copy.......185.00 SOLD


47) Grann, David KILLERS of the FLOWER MOON: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI 2017, 2nd printing of the 1st edition, NY. In the 1920s members of an Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma began to be killed off after oil was discovered beneath their land. As the death toll rose to twenty-four, the relatively new FBI took over the investigation. The badly bungled investigation led the director, J. Edgar Hoover, to turn to Texas Ranger Tom White to unravel the mystery. White’s undercover investigation exposed one of the most chilling conspiracies in American History. 338pp w/photos, endpaper map, bibl. HB/DJ, new…...28.95


48) Graves, John SELF-PORTRAIT, WITH BIRDS: Some Semi-Ornithological Recollections 1991, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, Chama Press, Dallas. Wood engravings by John DePol. 36pp. Author’s essays about people who hold a special place in his memory, all of whom were associated with birds and contributed to his knowledge of them. This book was winner of the third annual Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design. Folio HB, quarter bound in forest green leather with title stamped in 23k gold on the spine, in slipcase. Publisher’s announcement brochure laid in. SIGNED by Graves……..225.00


49) Graves, John GOODBYE TO A RIVER1960, 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Russell Waterhouse. A narrative in which the author describes “a three-week trip down the Brazos River, into which is woven a history of the people who have lived along its banks – Indians, settlers, warriors and wanderers.” 306pp w/map, bib. HB/DJ (dj has small chip at top of spine, and about two inch strip missing at bottom of back cover)…..135.00


50) Graves, John FROM A LIMESTONE LEDGE: Some Essays and Other Ruminations about Country Life in Texas 1980, 1st edition, NY. Illustrations by Glenn Wolff. 228pp w/illus. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED……..115.00


51) Greathouse, Charles H. RANCH LIFE IN THE OLD WEST 1971, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, Hollywood. Memoirs of an early settler in New Mexico. He tells of his life as a rancher, sportsman, taxidermist. Much on deer, elk and pronghorn hunting in the southwest. What life was lie back in the day. 286pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ fine, numbered and SIGNED……35.00 SOLD


52) Greene, A.C. JOY TO THE WORLD 1995, 1st limited edition of 400 copies, The Book Club of Texas, Austin. Illustrations by Geoff Greene. A Christmas story. 18 unnumbered pages. Folio HN green and gray cloth w/red lettering, fine copy, A compact disc narrated by A.C. Greene is in back pocket, SIGNED………75.00


53) Greene, A. C. A CHRISTMAS TREE 1973, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. Drawings by Ancel E. Nunn. Designed by William D. Witliff. A heartwarming West Texas Christmas story... 28pp w/illus. Folio HB green cloth with illustration pasted on front cover…..35.00


54) Greer, James Kimmins COLONEL JACK HAYS: Texas Frontier Leader and California Builder 1952, 1st edition, NY. In Texas, John Coffee Hays was a soldier, surveyor, Ranger, officer in the Mexican War, and explorer. While a Ranger in Southwest Texas, he fought more than forty engagements against outlaws, Mexicans and Indians and was never defeated. Later he went on to be an Indian agent in Arizona, then on to California. 428pp w/maps, photos, biblio, notes, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket has a few light scuff marks, and a small chip at top of spine, otherwise very good copy)………85.00


55) Haley, J. Evetts CHARLES GOODNIGHT: Cowman and Plainsman 1936, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. One of the best of the cowman’s biographies. Much of Haley’s material came from first-hand interviews with Goodnight over a period of years. Reese, SIX SCORE: “Goodnight’s career spanned the history of the development of West Texas, from Indian fighting to oil wells…Haley’s beautifully written biography, perhaps his best book, is an ample vehicle for a mighty figure, and a classic of American biography.” 485pp w/bibliography, index. HB/DJ—a near fine copy in rare original dust jacket…..875.00


56) 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 HB tan buckram, fine condition in a very good slipcase..165.00


57) Haley, J. Evetts THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS: And the Early Days of the Llano Estacado 1953, 1st printing of the revised edition, Norman. One of the most highly sought after books on the cattle range. Chandler Robinson [Haley bibliographer] termed it ‘an epic account of the largest and most famous ranching operation of the early West. It is one of the most highly regarded land-marks in the literature of the cattle country.’ 258pp w/map, photos, appendices, bib, index. HB/DJ very good copy, SIGNED..145.00


58) Hillerman, Tony THE GREAT TAOS BANK ROBBERY: And Other Indian Country Affairs 1973, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Nine stories by Hillerman. 147pp w/illustrations. HB, gray cloth w/black lettering……..75.00 SOLD


59) Holden, William Curry A RANCHING SAGA: The Lives of William Electious Halsell and Ewing Halsell 1976, 1st edition, San Antonio. Two Volumes. Drawings by Jose Cisneros. Biographies of two generations of the leading men who founded and carried on a vast ranching empire that began in Texas in 1854. Includes information about the Three D Ranch, Cimarron Ranch, Bird Creek Ranch, Big Creek Ranch, Decatur and Dan Waggoner, the Civil War, Texas Ranch, Farias, Heel Flies, cattle rustlers, outlaws and more. 568pp w/illus, source references, index. Two volumes hardback in slipcase, SIGNED by Holden and Cisneros…..150.00


60) Howard, Joseph Kinsey STRANGE EMPIRE: A Narrative of the Northwest 1952, 1st edition, NY. A detailed account of the mixed-blood Metis and their struggle to establish their own empire in the heart of the North American continent. Details two rebellions of 1870 and 1885 against invading whites who claimed the Northwest territories. Their fathers were the English, French and Scots frontiersmen, their mothers Native Americans. 601pp w/maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ….30.00


61) Hunt, James Winford BUFFALO DAYS: Stories from J. Wright Mooar as told to James Winford Hunt. 2005, 1st edition. Mooar recounts his days as a buffalo hunter. 126pp w/illus, chapter notes, index. HB/DJ…..22.50


62) Katz, Friedrich THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PANCHO VILLA 1998, 1st edition, Stanford. "The lifework of a great historian, this book is without rival as a biography of one of the enigmatic figures of the 20th-century. With scrupulous detail and objectivity, and with a fluid narrative style, the author has reconstructed the dazzling trajectory of Pancho Villa from his obscure origins, through his years as cowboy, trader, outlaw, and revolutionary military figure, to his tragic and bloody downfall. This is the book on Villa.." -Adolpho Gilly. 985pp w/photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..125.00


63) Keleher, William A. TURMOIL IN NEW MEXICO 1846-1868 1952, 1st edition, Santa Fe. A comprehensive history that deals primarily with New Mexico during the period cited, but also contains information on Arizona which was a part of New Mexico until 1863. 534pp w/photos, sources, index. HB red cloth, very good…….40.00



64) Kendall, Geo. Wilkins NARRATIVE of the TEXAN SANTA FE EXPEDITION, Comprising a Description of a Tour Through Texas…… 1844, 1st edition, Harper and Brothers, NY. TWO VOLUMES. A very early reprint of Kendall’s narrative. The lengthy sub-title reads: “And across the great Southwestern prairies, the Camanche and Caygua Hunting-Grounds, with an account of the sufferings from want of food, losses from hostile Indians, and final capture of the Texans and their march, as prisoners, to the city of Mexico.” 405/406 pp w/five plates and foldout map. Two volume set, HB tan cloth with foxing throughout, sound hinges, overall very good …..the set =225.00


65) Lehmann, Herman NINE YEARS AMONG THE INDIANS 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians 1927, 1st edition, Austin. Edited by J. Marvin Hunter. Another not-so-reliable version of this remarkable story was previously published in 1899 by Jonathan H. Jones. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS, made this comparison of the two: “The Jones version is too full of Jones, and includes preposterous Victorian religious digressions and unrelated poetry that obviously never fell from the lips of Lehmann...The Hunter version is ‘more nearly a true recital of facts’ and is much more down-to-earth than that of Jones’ but each has valuable material not in the other.” 235pp w/photos. Hardback with embossed cover/in original plain tan paper dust jacket with title stamped on spine, dust jacket has some tiny chips, otherwise near fine condition, scarce…….200.00


66) Lewis, Willie Newbury BETWEEN SUN AND SOD 1939, 2nd printing, Clarendon. Introduction by John McCarty; illustrations by H. D. Bugbee. In this classic frontier memoir, the author tells of life on the Texas Panhandle plains—Indians, buffalo hunters, cattlemen, cowboys, longhorns and trail drivers, pioneer settlers. 244pp w/ illustrations, appendix, bibl. HB/DJ fine copy…45.00


67) Lynch, James D. THE BENCH AND BAR OF TEXAS 1885, 1st edition, St. Louis. Jenkins, BTB [#36 at the end of his listing of Davenport’s History of the Supreme Court of Texas]: “One earlier book is still of value regarding courts in Texas: The Bench and Bar of Texas, which includes a treatise on the nature of Texas law and biographical sketches of numerous early Texas judges.”610pp w/portraits, index. HB leather w/heavy wear at spine, sound copy with intact hinges, very good copy, exceedingly scarce..300.00


68) Madis, George THE WINCHESTER BOOK 1985, limited edition reprint,, Brownsboro. An encyclopedic history of Win-chester firearms with hundreds of photos and illustrations. 639pp. Folio HB leather with raised gold lettering. SIGNED.….55.00 SOLD


69) 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 lacking dust jacket….40.00


70) [McLENNAN COUNTY] A HISTORY OF EARLY WACO: With Allusions to Six Shooter Junction by William H. Curry. 1968, 1st edition, Waco. Narrations of events that occurred in and around Waco from its beginnings in 1856: murders and trials; Waco’s early hotels, traveling men; restaurants and bawdy houses, cattle drives, and some other interesting characters and events. 154pp w/many illustrations. Folio HB/DJ fine copy, very scarce………175.00


71) McMurtry, Larry LEAVING CHEYENNE 1963, 1st edition, NY. Award-winning novel, author’s second book. HB/DJ near fine copy, with a clean white card laid in which McMurtry has SIGNED in his early legible signature……..750.00


72) McMurtry, Larry LONESOME DOVE 1985, 1st edition, 1st printing, NY. McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the Old West. 843pp. HB/DJ, a fine copy ……200.00


73) Miles, Susan FORT CONCHO IN 1877 1972, 1st edition, San Angelo. An interesting picture of frontier military life through the letters of Alice Kirk Grierson, wife of the Post Commander Col. Benjamin Grierson. Chronicles the tragic Nolan Expedition to the Plains, and the untimely death of the Grierson’s 13-year-old daughter, Edith; and more. 48pp w/photos. HB/DJ, SIGNED...35.00 SOLD


74) Murrah, David J. THE PITCHFORK LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY: The First Century 1990, 2nd edition, Lubbock. A study of the Texas ranch with 60 photographs, many that had never before been published. 78pp w/map endpapers, notes, historical chronology, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED by Moorhouse (the ranch manager), and the author….65.00 SOLD


75) 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, scarce……….98.00


76) 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…98.00


77) [NOLAN COUNTY] HISTORY OF NOLAN COUNTY, TEXAS by E.L. Yeats and Hooper Shelton. 1975, 1st edition, Sweetwater. Organizations; community histories; early settlers and 1880 census; early cattle brands; cemeteries; much more. 256 pp w/photos, maps. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED……85.00 SOLD


78) O’Neal, Bill BILLY AND OLIVE DIXON: The Plainsman and the Lady 2019, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Biographies of the Dixons. Billy fired the famous shot at Adobe Walls. 259pp w/photos, index. Trade paper, new [multi-copies] ……..19.95


79) Ornduff, Donald R. THE HEREFORD IN AMERICA: A Compilation of Historic Facts About the Breed’s Background and Bloodlines 1969, 3rd edition, Kansas City. “An epic account of the breed’s rise from humble beginnings to a position of unquestioned predominance.” 500pp w/illus, map, appendices, index. HB/DJ very good………..37.50 SOLD


80) Parker, Mary O. EXPLORE TEXAS: A Nature Travel Guide 2018, 2nd printing, College Station. Foreword by Carter Smith; photography by Jeff Parker. 318pp “Organized by the seven official state travel regions, Explore Texas features descriptions of almost one hundred nature-oriented sites….bird watching, wildlife viewing, or stargazing; flowers, geology, or water; nature centers, festivals, or photography, a destination in Texas awaits you..”318pp w/maps, photos, index. Flexbound, new [multi-copies]…28.00


81) Parsons, Chuck & Gary P. Fitterer CAPTAIN C. B. MCKINNEY: The Law In South Texas 1993, 1st edition, Wolfe City. McKinney served as a Texas Ranger in the 1870s, and was later elected sheriff of La Salle County where he was assassinated in 1886. 147pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB fine copy……..45.00


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


83) Pfluger, Jim PITCHFORK COUNTRY: The Photography of Bob Moorhouse 2000, 3rd printing, Lubbock. Showcases the beautiful photography by the general manager of the historic Pitchfork Ranch 80 miles east of Lubbock that give a firsthand look at modern day ranching. Oblong folio HB/DJ, fine copy…..49.95 SOLD


84) Purdue, Howell and Elizabeth PAT CLEBURNE: Confederate General 1973, 1st edition, Waco. Cleburne served as a tenacious General who earned the sobriquet “Stonewall Jackson of the West.” He saw action in many important engagements. 498pp w/maps, illus, index. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED by both authors and publisher Col. H.B. Simpson……95.00


85) Reed, S. G. A HISTORY OF THE TEXAS RAILROADS, And of Transportation Conditions Under Spain and Mexico and the Republic and the State 1941, 1st limited edition, Houston. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “One of the most comprehensive studies of the railroading history of any state, this is by far the best on Texas railroads...[It] contains 58 chapters that include transportation by water and wagon, pioneer railroad efforts during the republic, government ownership plans, and the building of the first railroad in Texas in 1853.” 822pp w/index. HB blue cloth w/gilt lettering, a very good copy, numbered and SIGNED….295.00 SOLD


86) [REEVES COUNTY, TEXAS] PECOS: A History of the Pioneer West by Alton Hughes. 1978, 1st edition, Seagraves. A history of Reeves County, and its county seat, Pecos. [Because of the title, this history is often confused and erroneously listed as a history of Pecos County.] Includes many personal biographies, and there’s a particularly interesting chapter on “Gunmen and Violence.” 401pp w/many photos, historical articles, bibliography, index. Folio HB, blue cloth, very good condition….90.00


87) Roberts, Capt. Dan W. RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY 1914, 1st edition, San Antonio. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “...gives a remarkable, concise account of the service of one of the most active of all Texas Ranger units...[He] recounts an astonishing string of battles with Indians, outlaws, rustlers, murderers, and feuding families during those years when the small ranger force was virtually the only law enforcement entity in western and southern Texas.” An important and quite scarce Texas Ranger item. 191pp w/photos. HB green cloth w/black lettering, cloth cover is badly scuffed and has stain on back cover, spine hinge is badly scuffed……100.00 [condition noted]


88) Robinson, Charles M., III BAD HAND: A Biography of General Ranald S. Mackenzie 1993, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by Stan Hoig. A thorough and comprehensive biography of one of the frontier’s most remarkable Indian fighters. Mackenzie’s most notable offensive was the routing of the Comanche and Kiowa tribes at Palo Duro Canyon. 392pp w/maps, photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..85.00 SOLD




89) Robinson, Duncan W. JUDGE ROBERT MCALPIN WILLIAMS: Texas’ Three-Legged Willie 1948, 1st edition, TSHA, Austin. Biography of Williams who was active in Texas before and during the Republic days. He rubbed shoulders with Houston, Austin, Travis, and many other well-known Texas icons of the era between 1830 and 1850. 230pp w/illus, bib, index. HB green cloth, very good, scarce….100.00 SOLD


90) Rockwell, Wilson [editor] MEMOIRS OF A LAWMAN 1962, 1st edition, Denver. The memoirs of C. W. (Doc) Shores, a frontiersman who served as sheriff of Gunnison County, Colorado, and as a United States Marshall. He includes snapshots of his early life as a freighter and trail driver, giving one of the most memorable accounts of a cattle drive from Texas to Kansas. As a lawman, he knew Bill Hickock, Tom Horn, Alfred Packer, and many others. 378pp w/photos, footnotes. HB/DJ…..40.00


91) Roosevelt, Theodore HUNTING TRIPS OF A RANCHMAN and HUNTING TRIPS ON THE PRAIRIE AND IN THE MOUNTAINS two-in-one, 1885, “Statesman Edition,” NY. Stories of hunting elk, buffalo, mountain sheep, with notes and observations on other wildlife. 348pp. HB red cloth, very good ………..50.00


92) Rose, Victor M. THE LIFE AND SERVICES OF GEN. BEN McCULLOCH 1958, facsimile reproduction of the 1888 issue, Steck Co., Austin. This new edition has added five original watercolor illustrations by Elizabeth Rice. The author was at Elk Horn on that fateful day that McCulloch fell while reconnoitering the enemy during the Civil War.. McCulloch also served at San Jacinto and fought Indians. 264pp w/illus. HB in slipcase, nice copy….40.00


93) Russell, Charles M. GOOD MEDICINE: The Illustrated Letters of Charles M. Russell 1966, “New edition from new plates” limited to 500 copies, published by The National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City. Intro by Will Rogers; dedication and biographical essay by Nancy Russell. Contains reproductions of 145 of Russell’s illustrated letters to many notable contemporaries. 160pp w/illustrations. Folio HB leather in cloth slipcase, fine copy, SIGNED by the eight members of the Center’s Board of Directors………150.00


94) Ryus, William H. THE SECOND WILLIAM PENN: A True Account of Incidents that Happened Along the Santa Fe Trail in the Sixties 1913, 1st edition, Press of Frank T. Riley Publishing Co., Kansas City. "The author has, in these pages told of many encounters between the whites and the Indians that were narrated to him by the Indians. " Kit Carson; Uncle Dick Wootton; Lucien Maxwell; the Chivington Massacre; and more. 176 pages. Wrappers w/decorative front cover and Kit Carson illustration on back cover………35.00


95) Sandefer, Jake [as told to A.C. Greene] IT’S BEEN FUN 1986, 1st edition, Abilene. Some oil field tales, mostly around Breckenridge. 200pp w/photos. HB/DJ fine copy……50.00 SOLD


96) 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


97) Scully, Michael THIS IS TEXAS: A Photographic Tour of the Greatest State 1936, 2nd printing, Austin. A fascinating photographic tour of Texas during the year of its Centennial [83 years ago!] Unnumbered pages with 328 photographs and detailed captions. Folio HB bound in leather, near fine copy……55.00 SOLD


98) Shuffler, R. Henderson THE HOUSTON’S AT INDEPENDENCE 1966, 1st edition, Waco. Recounts the years the Sam Houston family spent at their home in Independence. They first arrived there in 1853.101pp w/illus, notes, index. HB/DJ fine..40.00


99) Simmons, Marc MASSACRE ON THE LORDSBURG ROAD: A Tragedy of the Apache Wars 1997, 1st edition, College Station. The story of the 1883 massacre of Judge and Mrs. H.C. McComas and the kidnapping of their six-year-old son, Charley, as they traveled in a desolate area in New Mexico Territory. Some references to surveyor O.W. Williams, who did work for McComas at the time. 250pp w/photos, map, biblio, index. HB/DJ…..35.00


100) Simpson, Col. Harold B. GAINES’ MILL TO APPOMATTOX: Waco & McLennan County In Hood’s Brigade 1963, 1st edition, Waco. The story of the “Lone Star Guards” of the 4th Texas Infantry Regiment who left Waco on July 22, 1861 under the command of Capt. Edward D. Ryan. History by one of the Civil War’s best chroniclers. 294pp with many photos, battle maps, notes, bibliography, appendices, and index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has tiny chips along upper edge, otherwise a near fine copy..95.00


100) Simpson, Col. Harold B. HOOD’S TEXAS BRIGADE IN POETRY AND SONG 1968, 1st ed, Waco. A compilation of lyrical compositions usually written for special occasions centering on the Brigade and its past history. Many of the songs and poems came from actual participants who composed them for later reunions. 296pp w/photos, illus, appendices--which include a biographical sketch of General John Bell Hood, and various versions of “Dixie”--bib, index. HB/DJ fine copy……90.00


101) Simpson, Colonel Harold B. CRY COMANCHE: The 2nd U.S. Cavalry in Texas, 1855-1861 1979, 1st edition, Waco. Although the 2nd Cavalry was only in service six years and five months, it spawned 16 Civil War and two Spanish-American War generals, including Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston, John Bell Hood, and others. All but four of its forty engagements with Indians occurred within the borders of Texas. This book tells of the unit’s activities from its beginning in 1855 until 1861. 186pp w/appendices, sources, index. HB/DJ, nice copy ….85.00


102) [STERLING COUNTY] MILLING AROUND STERLING COUNTY: A History of Sterling County edited by Beverly Daniels. 1980, 1st edition, Canyon. 382pp w/many photos, historical articles, 220 pages of family histories, bibliography.

Folio HB green cloth gold stamped spine and front cover……135.00


103) Swanson, Doug J. BLOOD ACES: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker 2014, 1st edition, NY. Biography of the Depression-era Dallas gangster who went to Vegas in the 1940’s and created Texas Hold ‘Em to drum up business for his Horseshoe casino. 355pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy……50.00 SOLD


104) Tarpley, Fred PLACE NAMES OF NORTHEAST TEXAS 1969, 1st edition, Commerce. The fascinating stoies of place names and where they came from, listed alphabetically. 245pp w/photos, index. Trade paperback, SIGNED…..25.00


105) Taylor, T. U. JESSE CHISHOLM 1936, 1st edition, Frontier Times, Bandera. Biographical and genealogical information about the founder of the Chisholm Trail, Jesse Chisholm, along with history of his cattle drives, etc. Also contains genealogy of the John Simpson Chisum family. Much information on both families. Includes a bibliography of Taylor’s published writings. 217pp w/photos, map, index. HB gray cloth. Near fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED, very scarce……265.00


106) Walsh, C.C. EARLY DAYS ON THE WESTERN RANGE 1917, 1st edition, Boston. Intro by John A. Lomax. Written in verse in the vernacular of the cowboy, the author captures the essence of life on the range. 81pp with thirteen wonderful range photos. HB w/decorated cover, very scarce, fine copy.......125.00


107) Weber, David J. [editor/translator] w/Conchita Hassell Winn TROUBLE IN TEXAS, 1832: A Tejano Viewpoint from San Antonio 1983, 1st limited edition of 400 copies, The Wind River Press, Austin. This representacion, or petition, represents the views of leading Tejano leaders of San Antonio regarding the major issues affecting Texans prior to the Texas Revolution. 60pp w/illus, notes, facsimile of the original Folio HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by Weber……….65.00 SOLD


108) Wilson, R.L. THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING 1975, 1st edition, Los Angeles. A detailed study of the factory and non factory engravers who engraved Winchester firearms throughout the history of the company. Includes hundreds of detailed color and black & white photographs of their work. Folio HB Red leatherette, w/silver embossed title and decoration…..185.00


109) Wilson, R.L. with Greg Martin BUFFALO BILL’S WILD WEST: An American Legend 2004, reprint, New Jersey. “A panoramic celebration of the colorful characters who created the image of the West for Americans, and for the world.” This work covers a fascinating period in entertainment history. 312pp w/photos, notes, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, near fine…….25.00


110) Wood, Captain John R. [with Robert E. Parker] TEXAS GAME WARDEN: My Story 1994, 1st edition, Lubbock. Many anecdotes about life as a Texas Game Warden. Wood began his long career in 1937 and worked mostly in the Lake Brownwood area. Includes stories of Talmadge Palmer, Frank Hamer, Jr., Cas Casperis, Bill Garrett, and others. 200pp w/photos, appendices. HB/DJ, fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED…….45.00


111) Worley, E.D. IRON HORSES OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL 1976, 2nd printing, Dallas. A massive volume that presents a definitive history of one of America’s great railroads, the Santa Fe. 612 total pages detailing more than 5,000 locomotives with text, photographs, diagrams and rosters. Oblong folio HB/DJ, very good copy…..85.00 SOLD


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


113) Wright, Marcus J. [compiler] and Col. Harold B. Simpson [editor] TEXAS IN THE WAR 1861-1865 1984, limited edition reprint, Hillsboro. Compiled by Marcus J. Wright, Brig. Gen., CSA. An encyclopedia of Texas in the C.S.A. Portrays the important role Texas played in the Civil War. Includes Simpson’s biographical sketches of more than 140 important civilian and military leaders of the Texas Confederate era. 246pp w/photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..45.00






Great Texana at 50% off publisher’s original price! These are all new, unread books – I have multiple copies of all titles listed here:

114) Beasley, Ellen THE ALLEYS AND BACK BUILDINGS OF GALVESTON: An Architectural and Social History 2007, 2nd edition. Fascinating study of an interesting city on the Gulf. 170pp w/photos, appendices, index. Folio HB/DJ= 19.98 ($39.95)

115) Davis, Marty, et al GOING TO TEXAS: Five Centuries of Texas Maps 2007, 1st edition. A study of 64 historic maps dating from 16th-century to modern times with essays by noted historians 120pp w/illus., index. HB/DJ= 19.98 ($39.95)

116) Geier, Clarence, R., et al [editors] HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF MILITARY SIGHTS: Method and Topic. 2011, 1st edition. A comprehensive guide and aid in studying and conserving military sites. 281pp w/ill, index. Folio HB…$25.00 ($50.00)

117) Kramer, Ken [editor] w/photos by Charles Kruvand THE LIVING WATERS OF TEXAS 2010, 1st edition. About the single most important resource issue of our time: water. 138pp w/appendix, index. Folio HB/DJ = $15.00 ($30.00)

118) Lull, Robert W. CIVIL WAR GENERAL AND INDIAN FIGHTER: James M. Williams 2013, 1st edition, Denton. He organized and commanded the first black regiment to engage Confederate troops. 289pp w/ill notes, index. HB/DJ=$12.48 ($24.95)

119) Metz, Leon C. BORDER: The U.S.-Mexico Line 2008, reprint. A chronicle of the 2000 mile Mexican border. 467pp w/photos, bibliography, index. Trade paperback= 14.98 (was 29.95) SOLD OUT

120) Miller, Rick TEXAS RANGER: John B. Jones 2012, 1st edition. Presents the story of the Frontier Battalion through the eyes of its commander, John B. Jones: Sam Bass; Indian fights; Border problems; more401pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ=$14.98 ($29.95)

121) Miller, Rick BLOODY BILL LONGLEY: The Mythology of a Gunfighter 2011, revised edition. This expanded version includes much new material about this bloody killer. 371pp w/photos, map, notes, index. HB/DJ = $14.98 ($29.95)

122) Morgenthaler, Jefferson PROMISED LANDS: Solms, Castro & Sam Houston’s Colonization Contracts 2009, 1st edition. A little known but important chapter in Texas Republic years. 225pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ….$14.98 ($29.95)

123) Rodenberger, Lou 31 BY LAWRENCE CLAYTON 2002, 1st edition. 31 essays about ranch life and folklore in Clear Fork country of Shackelford and Throckmorton counties. 303pp w/photos, appendix, index. HB/DJ= 14.98 (was 29.95)

124) Smokov, Mark T. HE RODE WITH BUTCH AND SUNDANCE: The Story of Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan 2012, 1st edition. Factual account of this member of the Hole-in-the Wall Gang. 440pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ…$14.98 ($29.95)

125) Spellman, Paul N. FORGOTTEN TEXAS LEADER: Hugh McLeod and the Texan Santa Fe Expedition 1999, 1st edition. Biography of the commander of the failed Santa Fe Expedition. 235pp w/maps, ill, bib, index. HB/DJ… $12.48 (was 24.95)

126) Stockel, H. Henrietta & Marian D. Kelley DRUMBEATS FROM MESCALERO: Conversations With Apache Elders, Warriors, and Horseholders 2011, 1st edition. Twelve interviews with Apache elders.188pp w/photos, index. HB..$14.98 ($29.95)

127) Wooster, Robert FRONTIER CROSSROADS: Fort Davis and the West 2006, 1st edition. A military history of the remote garrison, with insight into the daily life of the soldiers and their dependents. 210pp w/ill, bib, index. HB/DJ = 12.48 (was 24.95)


MODERN MILITARY HISTORY – also at half-price!

128) Faulkner, Richard THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS: Combat Leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces 2012, 1st edition. Shortfalls in officer training contributed to the high death toll in WWI. 392pp w/illus, bib. HB/DJ=14.98 (29.95)

129) Bourque, Stephen A & John W. Burdan THE ROAD TO SAFWAN: The 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry in the 1991 Persian Gulf War 2007, 1st edition. How the unit engaged the Iraqi Republican Guard. 312pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ= 13.98 (was 27.95)

130) Fitzharris, Joseph G. [ed’r] PATTON’S FIGHTING BRIDGE BUILDERS: Co. B, 1303 Engineer Service Regiment 2007, 1st edition. Hair-raising narrative from diary of “B” Company. 238pp w/photos, maps, appendices, index. HB/DJ= 17.50 (was 35.00)

131) Hamburger, Kenneth LEADERSHIP IN THE CRUCIBLE: The Korean War Battles of Twin Tunnels & Chipyong-Ni 2003, 1st ed. U.N Forces contained large-scale attacks by Chinese forces. 257pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ= $16.98 ($32.95)

132) Hargrove, Thomas R. A DRAGON LIVES FOREVER: War and Rice in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta 2008, 2nd edition. A personal narrative. 471pp w/maps, photos. Trade paperback= 11.98 (was 23.95)

133) Jersey, Stanley Coleman HELL’S ISLANDS: The Untold Story of Guadalcanal 2008, 1st edition. “The most detailed treat-ment to date of the land war on Guadalcanal.” 514pp w/maps, photos, appendices, biblio, index. HB/DJ= 17.50 (was 35.00) SOLD

134) Lane, Peter & Ronald Marcello [ed’rs] WARRIORS & SCHOLARS: A Modern War Reader 2005, 1st. Denton. A collec-tion of viewpoints on diverse aspects of warfare by historians,veterans, WWII to Iraq. 288pp w/maps, index.HB/DJ=$12.48 ($24.95) SOLD

135) Langerbein, Helmut HITLER’S DEATH SQUADS: The Logic of Mass Murder 2004, 1st edition. Pondering the characters and motives of the Einsatzgruppen. 232pp w/ill, notes bib, index. HB/DJ = 13.50 (was 27.00)

136) Moore-Lanning, Linda WAITING: One Wife’s Year of the Vietnam War 2009, 1st edition. Deeply personal account of the author’s year as a waiting wife. 316pp w/photos. HB/DJ = $19.98 ($39.98)

137) Nimmo, Stuart PERILOUS MOON: Occupied France, 1944—The End Game 2012, 1st edition. An illustrated look at France during World War II through the eyes of a RAF bomber pilot. 224pp w/maps, photos, ref, index. HB/DJ=$17.48 ($34.95) SOLD

138) Patton, Charles D. COLT TERRY, Green Beret 2005, 1st edition. The story of a war hero in the Korean War and Vietnam. 227pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. Trade paperback= 9.48 (was 18.95)

139) Powell, James S. LEARNING UNDER FIRE: the 112th Cavalry Regiment in World War II 2010, 1st edition. Story of a unit with little training thrown into combat with the Japs, and how they learned. 264pp w/maps, index. HB/DJ……$19.98 ($39.95)

140) Schol, Don R. WAR CUTS 2011, 1st edition. Author/artist Schol remembers his experiences in Vietnam through this suite of graphic woodcut prints. 86pp w/illustrations. Folio HB/DJ = $17.50 ($35.00)

141) Young, James V. EYE ON KOREA: An Insider Account of Korean-American Relations 2003, 1st edition. Young was one of the U.S. military’s first area specialists, Korea being his assignment. 188pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ = $19.98 ($39.98) SOLD



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