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1) Adams, Andy THE LOG OF A COWBOY: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days 1931, reprint of the 1903 edition, Boston. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “...it has become a classic as a picture of trail driving, and no bibliography on cattle would be complete without it.” 387pp. HB/DJ (very good condition –seldom found in a nice dust jacket………50.00 SOLD


2) [ARCHEOLOGY] THE ROCK ART OF TEXAS INDIANS by W. W. Newcomb, Jr. 1967, 1st edition, Austin. Paintings by Forrest Kirkland, 32 in full color, 128 in black and white, plus many photos. This book is the result of a decades-long study of rock art in West Texas from the Pecos and Devil’s rivers to the Big Bend and Hueco Tanks northeast of El Paso. Hundreds of examples of petroglyphs and pictographs are reproduced. 239pp w/appendix, biblio, index. Folio HB/DJ very good copy…...135.00


3) [ARCHEOLOGY] ) Boyd, Carolyn E. ROCK ART OF THE LOWER PECOS 2003, 1st edition, College Station. “…a landmark volume on one of the most important bodies of rock art in the world…required reading for anyone interested in the archaic prehistory of North America.” 139pp w/illustrations, tables, appendix, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ….45.00 [out-of-print in hardback]


4) [ARCHITECTURE] MASTER BUILDER OF THE LOWER RIO GRANDE: Henry Potscheller by W. Eugene George. 2016, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Portscheller, a German immigrant to South Texas in 1865, acquired a reputation as a master builder and architect. He brought to the Lower Rio Grande Valley his long heritage of Old World building knowledge and skills and integrated them with the practices of local Mexican construction and vernacular architecture. 117pp w/color photos, biblio-graphy, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……35.00


5) [ARCHITECTURE] HILL COUNTRY DECO: Modernistic Architecture of Central Texas by David Bush & Jim Parsons. 2011, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Foreword by Mark Wolfe. Illustrates the history and evolution of the Art Deco, Art Moderne, and WPA Deco architectural styles that are prevalent in Central Texas. Beautifully illustrated. 194pp w/illustrations, architect biographies, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]…….35.00


6) [ARCHITECTURE] FAIR PARK DECO: Art and Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition BY Jim Parsons & David Bush. 2012, 1st ed, Fort Worth. “A history of how government agencies, civic leaders, private groups, artists, architects, and laborers came together to create an epic celebration of all that is Texas…” 222pp w/many photos, notes, biblio, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multi-copies]..39.95


7) [ARCHITECTURE] ) BUILT IN TEXAS 2000, reprint edition, Denton, Texas Folklore Society Publication No. XLII, edited by Frances Edward Abernathy. A study in word and picture of the various methods used by early settlers to build barns, dwellings and outbuildings, gates and fences, even Comanche teepees, and how they used materials at hand. 291pp w/line drawings by Reese Kennedy and photos, index. Folio softcover, new [multiple copies available]…..29.95


8) Atwood, E. Bagby THE REGIONAL VOCABULARY OF TEXAS 1962, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. A reference to Texas’s regional vocabulary through the mid-20th century. Presents the actual vocabulary in use, and the area involved., the origins of certain terms, changes in meanings, and the geographical aspects of their usage.273pp w/maps, app, index. HB/DJ very good copy…40.00 SOLD


9) Austerman, Wayne R. SHARPS RIFLES AND SPANISH MULES: The San Antonio-El Paso Mail, 1851-1881 1985, 1st edition, College Station. An interesting study of the turbulent career of the frontier stage and mail line. 367pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy….70.00


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


11) Babb, T.A. IN THE BOSOM OF THE COMANCHES 1923, 2nd edition, by Press of Hargraves Printing Company, Dallas. In 1865, fourteen-year-old T.A. Babb, his younger sister, and a young Civil War widow – Mrs. Luster — were taken captive by the Comanches. The siblings’ mother, another sister, and other victims were brutally massacred during the raid in Wise County, Texas. In this narrative, Babb tells of his life with the Comanches, of Mrs. Luster’s escape, and his promotion to warrior status with the tribe. After nearly two years, he was ransomed back to his father and returned to their home near Decatur, Texas. He also tells of another frontier Indian slaughter that took place in 1868 near what is now Chico, Texas. Included are numerous photographs of noted Indian chiefs and warriors; some information on the Texas Rangers; an account of hunting buffalo on the Texas plains; and a good deal on Quanah Parker. 146pp w/many photos. HB, red cloth with a tape repair at the hinge in the interior, very good copy and very scarce………350.00


12) Benedict, Carl Peters A TENDERFOOT KID ON GYP WATER 1943, 1st limited edition: “550 copies of this book have been printed and the type melted,” Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog. William Reese, in SIX-SCORE: “A vividly written story of range life in West Texas in the 1890s. Benedict recounted incidents of cow punching as they occurred and editor Dobie changed as little as possible. The result is one of the best books ever written on the Texas range.” 115pp w/illustrations. HB fine copy still in original publisher’s onion skin jacket, exceedingly scarce…..165.00 SOLD


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


14) Bickers, Margaret A. RED WATER, BLACK GOLD: The Canadian River in Western Texas, 1920-1999 2014, 1st printing, Texas State Historical Association, Austin. The discovery of oil in the Panhandle gave new urgency to the search for permanent water supplies. The is the story of the complications and frustrations surrounding the Canadian as a water source. 274pp w/map, photos, appendices, bibliography, index. Trade paperback, new …..29.95


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


16) [BIG BEND] CRAZY FROM THE HEAT: A Chronicle of Twenty Years in the Big Bend photography by James H. Evans. 2011, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by Rebecca Solnit. The leading photographic interpreter of the Big Bend presents magnificent color landscapes and panoramas, dramatic night work, sensuous nudes, vivid portraits. 192pp w/illustrations. Folio HB/DJ…..55.00 SOLD


17) [BIG BEND] JUDGE ROY BEAN COUNTRY by Jack Skiles. 1996, reprint, Lubbock. Foreword by Elmer Kelton. Skiles has spent his life in the Pecos River country around Langtry and relates stories about Judge Roy Bean, explorers and Indian fighters, railroads, homesteading, pioneer life and ranching, and more. 204pp w/photos, ref, index. Softcover, new [multi-copies]…19.95


18) [BIG BEND] GHOST SCHOOLS OF THE BIG BEND by Albert Briggs Tucker. 2008, 1st edition, Brownwood. An interesting history of education in the remote Big Bend region of Texas—details of long abandoned schools with the recollections of students, teachers, parents and principals. 165pp w/photos, appendix, index. Softcover, fine copy…..35.00 SOLD


19) Biggers, Don Hampton BUFFALO GUNS AND BARBED WIRE: Two Frontier Accounts 1991, 1st printing of the combined reissue of “Pictures of the Past” and “History That Will Never Be Repeated,” Lubbock. Introduction by A.C. Greene; biography of Biggers by Seymour V. Connor; full-page duotone photos by George Robertson and Erwin E. Smith. A frontier journalist’s account of the last great buffalo hunters, and range stories about cattlemen and cowboys of West Texas. 241pp w/photos, map, notes, sources. Oblong HB/DJ near fine…45.00 SOLD


20) Blanton, Joseph Edwin [assisted by Watt Reynolds Matthews] JOHN LARN 1994, 1st limited edition of 502 copies, Albany. The author of this sketch of Larn’s life was a nephew of Watt Matthews, of the Lambshead Ranch, and grandson of one of the Matthews clan that was accused of murdering John Larn in his jail cell. They take issue with previous writings about the Vigilance committee that killed Larn while he was in jail. 42pp w/photos, endpaper map, chart of Mathews and Reynolds clans. 42pp w/photos, endpaper map, chart of Matthews and Reynolds clans. HB/DJ, fine copy, very scarce…..275.00


21) Boessenecker, John SHOTGUNS AND STAGECOACHES: The Brave Men Who Rode For Wells Fargo in the Wild West 2018, 1st edition, NY. “Unearths thrilling little-known tales of the Old West’s heroes and highwayman.” Reads like a novel….! 348pp w/illus, notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available] Recommended!........29.99


22) Boessenecker, John BANDIDO: The Life and Times of Tiburcio Vasquez 2014. reprint, OU Press, Norman. Vasquez was America’s most infamous bandit, raising hell in California, dead at the age 39. 471pp w/map, illus, index. Trade paper as new..24.95 SOLD


23) Boessenecker, John WHEN LAW WAS IN THE HOLSTER: The Frontier Life of Bob Paul 2012, 1st edition, Norman. In the turbulent 1880s, Paul became sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, and a railroad detective for the Southern Pacific. In 1890 President Benjamin Harrison appointed him U.S. marshal of Arizona Territory, which he served during the Earp clan’s time in Tombstone. Paul’s story provides an inside look into the rough-and-tumble world of frontier politics, electoral corruption, Mexican-U.S. relations, border security, vigilantism, and western justice. 484pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……..45.00


24) [BOSQUE COUNTY] TEXAS CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS: Walnut Springs by Bryan E. Sowell. A comprehensive history of the town that served as headquarters for Texas Central Railroad. Important historical and genealogical information with biographies of 120 early day pioneers. 373pp w/photos, notes. HB/DJ, SIGNED………..85.00


25) Chambers, Clint & Paul H. Carlson COMANCHE jack Stillwell: Army Scout and Plainsman 2019, reprint edition, Norman. The life of a significant but heretofore largely unknown army scout, cowboy, sheriff, judge, and land commissioner. Friends of Buffalo bill Cody and George A. Custer; enemy of the Earp Clan (his kid brother was killed by Wyatt Earp.) 280pp w/maps, illus, biblio, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies]…….24.95


26) Clarke, Mary Whatley THE SLAUGHTER RANCHES & THEIR MAKERS 1979, 1st edition, Austin. A good history of the Slaughter ranching empire which was important in the development of ranching in Texas and the Southwest. Clarke traces the Slaughter clan through the Texas Revolution, through the Cherokee Indian War and later the Civil War, and then tells of cattle drives up the Chisholm Trail with Indian attacks, stampedes. 254pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……325.00 SOLD


27) Clarke, Mary Whatley THE SWENSON SAGA AND THE SMS RANCHES 1976, 1st edition, Austin. The fascinating story of the vast Swenson ranch holdings in Northwest Texas. 346pp w/photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy….250.00 SOLD


28) Clarke, Mary Whatley DAVID G. BURNET: First President of Texas 1969, 1st edition, The Pemberton Press, Austin. Biography of the first President of the Republic of Texas, who later became a U.S. Senator. 303pp w/illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ (front of dust jacket has some scuffing)…..85.00


29) Clayton, Lawrence WATKINS REYNOLDS MATTHEWS: A Biography 1990, 1st edition, Hardin-Simmons University Press, Abilene. Drawings by Paul Cameron Smith. Compelling biography of a unique West Texas rancher, better known as Watt Matthews. 123pp w/illus, biblio, index. [This true first edition is not to be confused with the 1994 edition published by Eakin Press.] Folio HB tan cloth with brown cloth spine/no dust jacket as issued, fine copy………250.00 SOLD


30) Clifton, Robert T. BARBS, PRONGS, POINTS, PRICKERS AND STICKERS: A Complete and Illustrated Catalogue of Antique Barbed Wire 1970, 1st edition, Norman. Nearly 1000 illustrations and 3 indexes--to patents, inventors and by-names--provide an immediate means of identification of barbed wire and many variations of decorative wire, as well as barbed rail fencing. HB/DJ very good...35.00 SOLD


31) [CONCHO COUNTY] CONCHO COUNTY HISTORY, 1858-1958 compiled by Hazie Davis LeFevre. 1959, 1st limited edition of 300 copies*, Eden. TWO VOLUMES. This county history includes historical articles about Eden and Paint Rock and the surrounding ranching area; Col J. Earl Rudder, WWII hero; Indian raids; and more. Also includes valuable genealogical information not found elsewhere: 1880 census; marriage records; cemetery inventories; more. 297pp w/index. TWO VOLUMES bound in blue cloth binding for one-sided typescript pages, Fine copy, rare….375.00

[*NOTE: Mrs. LeFevre notes in her foreword that the typing was done by a volunteer and that she and her husband duplicated the pages on a “duplicating machine” [xerox?] borrowed from the Commissioner’s Court. *Limitation of 300 copies quoting the author in newspaper article pasted inside front cover.]


32) De Shields, James TALL MEN WITH LONG RIFLES 1971, 2nd printing, Naylor Co., San Antonio. “The glamorous story of the Texas Revolution as told by Captain Creed Taylor, who fought in that struggle from Gonzales to San Antonio.” 240pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ a fine copy, very scarce in either edition, and out-of-print………350.00 SOLD


33) Dickson, Arthur Jerome [editor] COVERED WAGON DAYS: A Journey Across the Plains in the Sixties, and Pioneer Days in the Northwest; From the Private Journals of Albert Jerome Dickson 1929, 1st edition, The Arthur H. Clark Company, Cleveland. Personal chronicle of a covered wagon journey across the plains in the 1860's and of pioneer days in the Northwest Territories of Montana Territory, Virginia City and Alder Gulch,-- gold mining, Indians and Outlaws, the Vigilantes, Frontier Military, the Mormons, Jim Bridger, John Sublette, more. 287pp w/illustrations, foldout map of the overland routes; index. HB maroon cloth, near fine……..75.00 SOLD


34) Dobie, J. Frank THE VOICE OF THE COYOTE 1949, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrated by Olaus J. Murie. Dobie spent thirty years gathering material for this entertaining and enlightening book. He wrote of the coyote “both as he is biologically and as he exists in human imagination.” 386pp w/illustrations, notes, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket lightly worn along upper edge]…140.00


35) Dobie, J. Frank JOHN C. DUVAL: First Texas Man of Letters 1939, 1st limited edition of 950 copies, Southwest Review, Dallas. With nine illustrations by Tom Lea. Dobie offers a biographical look at Duval (best known for his early books Early Times in Texas and Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace) plus a bibliographical critique. In the last section, a number of Duval’s heretofore unpublished works are provided. 105pp. HB/DJ [dust jacket chipped]….125.00


36) Dykes, J. C. BILLY THE KID: The Bibliography of a Legend 1952, 2nd revised edition, Albuquerque. A useful bibliography of books about the infamous outlaw. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “…each entry contains much information on the content of the book listed, and the author points out many false and inaccurate statements made by the various authors. It is the first complete list of materials on this young outlaw and includes songs, plays, motion pictures, phonograph records, and magazine articles.”186pp w/index. HB, red cloth, very good copy……75.00


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


38) [EGGENHOFER, NICK] EGGENHOFER: The Pulp Years by John M. Carroll. 1975, 1st edition, Old Army Press, Fort Collins. A fully illustrated look at the renowned artist’s early years as a pulp illustrator. 145pp w/illustrations. Folio HB/DJ..50.00


39) Emmett, Chris TEXAS CAMEL TALES 1932, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The best account of the famous camel experiment in Texas, this volume is also a successful blend of the numerous official records of the experiment with the memoirs and anecdotes of the people involved.” 275pp with photos, notes, bibliography, index. Hardback in special suede binding w/rare dust jacket now in protective cover, exceedingly scarce, inscribed/SIGNED……..675.00 SOLD


40) 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, near fine….95.00 SOLD


41) Ferber, Edna GIANT 1952, 1st edition, Garden City. Classic novel of oil-rich Texans.447pp. HB/DJ near fine copy…. 75.00 SOLD


42) Finerty, John WAR-PATH AND BIVOUAC or, The Conquest of the Sioux 1890, 1st edition, Chicago. Firsthand and detailed account of the Dakota Indian wars of 1876 and the Nez Perce Indian wars of 1877. Custer massacre; vanquishing the Sioux; much more. 490pp w/foldout map, illus. HB blue cloth w/scuffed exterior, hinges beginning to crack…..135.00


43) Ford, John Salmon RIP FORD’S TEXAS 1963, 1st edition, Austin. Edited and with a biographical essay by Stephen B. Oates. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “...personal memoirs of one of the most colorful Texans of his time.” Ford came to Texas just after San Jacinto and participated in the Republic era, the Indian wars, the Mexican War, the South Texas border wars, the Civil War, and the post-war Reconstruction era. 519pp w/appendices, index. HB/DJ very good copy…..75.00 SOLD


44) Frazier, Donald S. TEMPEST OVER TEXAS: The Fall and Winter Campaigns of 1863-1864 2020, 1st edition, State House Press, Kerrville. This is the fourth installment in Frazier’s award-winning Louisiana Quadrille Series. This book describes the Confederate confusion on how to carry on the war in the Trans-Mississippi. 508pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies]..39.95


45) French, Hon. William SOME RECOLLECTIONS of a WESTERN RANCHMAN and FURTHER RECOLLECTIONS OF A WESTERN RANCHMAN New Mexico, 1839-1899 Two Volume Set. 1965, Vol. I, 2nd printing; Vol. II =1st edition, the set limited to 750 copies, NY. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “One of the best personal accounts of western ranching.” Adams, SIX-GUNS: “One of the really good, though obscure, books on the West, containing information about many of the western outlaws, such as the Wild Bunch, Joel Fowler, and Black Jack Ketchum. Most of these outlaws worked for the author on his ranch.” 527pp w/photos, index. Both volumes hardback in green buckram covered boards w/black title block on the spine, a faint stain on the fronts of both volumes, lacks slipcase, very scarce…..100.00


46) Galan, Francis X LOS ADAES: The First Capital of Spanish Texas 2020, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. This first book devoted to Los Adaes traces the history of this all but forgotten Spanish fort and mission on the Texas-Louisiana border.

Despite efforts to the contrary, Spain could neither fully block the penetration of smuggled goods and settlers into Texas from Louisiana nor could it successfully convert the Native Americans to Christianity and the Spanish economic system. So, Spain chose to shutter the fort and mission in 1762. 400pp w/maps, illus, notes, biblio. HB decorated boards, new [multiple copies]……45.00


47) Gatewood, Charles B. Lt. CHARLES GATEWOOD & HIS APACHE WARS MEMOIR 2005, 1st edition, Lincoln. Edited and with additional text by Louis Kraft. Gatewood recorded his experiences while serving as commander of Indian Scouts for the Sixth U.S. Cavalry during the campaigns against Geronimo and Naiche. 283pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ…..0.00


48) Greene, A.C. THE HIGHLAND PARK WOMAN 1983, 1st edition, Bryan. Includes fifteen poignant short stories about life in Texas. 195pp. HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED…..40.00


49) [GREGG COUNTY] BOOM TOWN: Kilgore, Texas by Al Eason. No date, 1st edition, Kilgore. Includes historical articles, 1860 Gregg County census, family biographies, more. 144pp w/photos. HB black leather w/gilt lettering., fine copy…….55.00


50) Guzman, Martin Luis MEMOIRS OF PANCHO VILLA 1965, 1st edition, Austin. Translated by Virginia H. Taylor. The autobiography of Villa drawn from his own papers, by an eminent Mexican historian who knew and traveled with Pancho Villa at various times during the Mexican Revolution. 512pp w/photos, map, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…………..85.00


51) 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 [dust jacket edgeworn]…50.00 SOLD


52) Havins, T. R. BEYOND THE CIMARRON: Major Earl Van Dorn In Comanche Land 1968, 1st edition, Brownwood. A good account of Van Dorn’s 1858 campaign against the Comanche in West Texas and Oklahoma. Fort Chadbourne, Camp Colorado, Fort Sill, more. 113pp w/maps, illustrations, biblio. HB/DJ, fine copy………150.00


SPECIAL LIMITED EDITIONS of Hillerman’s first four Joe Leaphorn Novels—SIGNED by Hillerman!

53) Hillerman, Tony THE BLESSING WAY 1990, #89 of 100 copies, The Armchair Detective Library, NY. This special edition has a new introduction by Hillerman. 201pp. HB maroon cloth w/portrait of author on front cover, gilt decorations in slipcase, SIGNED by Hillerman, fine copy………160.00

54) Hillerman, Tony THE FLY ON THE WALL 1990, copy L of 26 copies The Armchair Detective Library, NY. This special edition has a new introduction by Hillerman. 338pp. HB maroon cloth w/portrait of author on front cover, gilt decorations in slipcase, SIGNED by Hillerman, fine copy………220.00

55) Hillerman, Tony LISTENING WOMAN 1990, #89 of 100 copies, The Armchair Detective Library, NY. This special edition has a new introduction by Hillerman. 316pp. HB maroon cloth w/portrait of author on front cover, gilt decorations in slipcase, SIGNED by Hillerman, fine copy………160.00

56) Hillerman, Tony PEOPLE OF DARKNESS 1990, #96 of 100 copies, The Armchair Detective Library, NY. This special edition has a new introduction by Hillerman. 282pp. HB maroon cloth w/portrait of author on front cover, gilt decorations in slipcase, SIGNED by Hillerman, fine copy………160.00 ALL SOLD


57) Holden, Curry HILL OF THE ROOSTER 1956, 1st edition, NY. Novel about the fiercely independent Yaqui Indians of northern Mexico during the early 1900s. 319pp w/endpaper map. HB/DJ minor edgewear, inscribed/SIGNED….30.00 SOLD


58) [HOUSTON, SAM] EVER THINE TRULY: Love Letters from Sam Houston to Anna Raguet 1975, 1st limited edition of 50 copies, Jenkins Garret Press, Austin. The letters reproduced here give a glimpse into the character of Sam Houston, and some sidelights into life during the days of the Republic in the 1830s. 152pp w/reproductions of letters in Houston’s hand. Folio HB w/brown leather spine and cream-colored cloth boards in a marbled slipcase, No. 10 of 50, fine condition…….200.00 SOLD


59) Johnson, David JOHN RINGO 1996, 1st edition, Barbed Wire Press, Stillwater. A full-length biography that portrays Johnny Ringo’s life and times from his involvement in Mason County’s infamous Hoo-Doo War to his mysterious demise in the Arizona desert near Tombstone. 264pp w/photos, notes, appendix, index. HB/DJ fine….40.00


60) Jones, J.O. A COWMAN’S MEMOIRS 1953, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Cowboys and early day cattle drives; ranching in north central Texas; Indian problems; the fence wars; Abilene, Fort Worth, much more. 208pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has small chips at corners, overall a very good copy of a very scarce range book……..200.00 SOLD


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

Heritage Award. 373pp. HB/DJ book is fine; dust jacket very slightly worn at top and bottom of spine; overall a near fine copy, SIGNED with a warm inscription……375.00


62) Kelton, Elmer THE DAY THE COWBOYS QUIT 1971, 1st edition, NY. Kelton’s classic novel based on the Panhandle cowboy strike of 1883. Spur Award for Best Western Novel. HB/DJ DJ book is fine, dust jacket showing light wear at spine, overall a near fine copy, SIGNED with a warm inscription to one of the author’s co-workers at the Livestock Weekly………175.00 SOLD


63) Kelton, Elmer LOOKING BACK WEST 1972, 1st edition, San Angelo. From June, 1970 through October, 1974, Kelton edited and published a monthly, Pioneer News-Observer. For each of the 53 issues he wrote the lead historical article. This book includes fifteen of those special feature articles, including: The Buffalo Hunter, Texas Feud [Shelby County], The Killing of Dora Hand, Race Riot at Fort Concho, The Frontier Army, Train Wreck, and others. 120pp w/ill. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED (no inscription)...150.00 SOLD


A wonderful source for browsing and reading about pioneer life on the frontier-- with authentic photos!

64) Kelton, Elmer, editor/publisher [& Jerry Lackey, managing editor] PIONEER NEWS-OBSERVER Tabloid format

Complete set of 53 issues: June, 1970 (Vol.1, No. 1) through October 1974 (Vol 5, No. 5). Special feature articles in each issue by Elmer Kelton, written expressly for Pioneer News-Observer. For this monthly publication, Kelton selected actual news items from frontier-period newspapers and magazines that reflected historical events as they were reported by contemporary writers on the scenes. Forty-six issues are 24 pages, last seven issues are 20 pages, and all include many period photos, maps, illustrations, and more. Frontier history as it happened! I have several complete sets which had been kept in storage for nearly fifty years. The old newsprint has yellowed a bit, but each complete set is intact and virtually unread. Set of 53 issues = $125.00 (one complete set)

64B) Another set, lacking Vol 1, #1, set of 52 issues = $122.64 (priced accordingly)

[NOTE: I’ve compiled and included with each set an index of the feature articles by Kelton. Also, a copy of the publisher’s release describing the content!]


65) Kelton, Elmer THE MAN WHO RODE MIDNIGHT 1986, 1st edition, NY. Western Heritage Award. 261pp. HB/DJ book is fine, dust jacket showing light wear at spine, overall a near fine copy, SIGNED with a warm inscription to one of the author’s co-workers at the Livestock Weekly………135.00 SOLD


66) Kelton, Elmer THERE’S ALWAYS ANOTHER CHANCE and Other Stories 1986, 1st edition, San Angelo. A collection of Kelton’s early short stories that were originally published in pulp magazines in the 1940s and ‘50s. Includes a bibliography of his novels to date and a useful listing of his published short works. 192pp. HB/DJ, SIGNED [no inscription] fine……..35.00


67) Kendall, Dorothy S. w/Carmen Perry GENTILZ: Artist of the Old Southwest 1974, 1st edition, Austin. Gentilz served as surveyor, artist and promotional agent for the French entrepreneur and colonizer, Henri Castro in the 1840s. He traveled from El Paso del Norte to the Gulf Coast, artistically recording what he saw. 71 plates. 127pp w/references, index. Folio HB/DJ……35.00


68) Kenner, Charles L. BUFFALO SOLDIERS AND OFFICERS OF THE NINTH CAVALRY, 1867-1898 1999, 1st edition, Norman. A history of the problematic social experiment that was stained by mutinies, slanderous verbal assaults, and sadistic abuses. 384pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy….30.00


69) Kilman, Ed CANNIBAL COAST: Karankawa Indians of Texas 1959, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. From the dust jacket: “A vivid and authentic account of the East Texas cannibal Indians and the impact Christian civilization had on their primitive way of life.” 294pp w/illustrations, endpaper map, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, nice copy….65.00 SOLD


70) Kothmann, Forrestine Haney [compiler] THE KOTHMANNS OF TEXAS 1952, 2nd edition, Mason. History and genealogy of the Kothmann clan of central Texas. 357pp w/photos, index. HB maroon cloth….50.00


71) [LAMPASAS COUNTY] LAMPLIGHTS OF LAMPASAS COUNTY* by Jonnie Elzner. 1951, 1st edition, Firm Foundation Publishing House, Austin. An early history of the county: physiography and evolution; Indian depredations; early pioneer bio-graphies; community histories; much more. 219pp w/appendices. HB green cloth w/decorated cover, very good…..100.00


72) LeBlanc, Pamela MY STORIES, ALL TRUE: J. David Bamberger on Life as an Entrepreneur & Conservationist 2020, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Bamberger tells the story of his life as an entrepreneur and conservationist. He recounts how he made a living as a vacuum cleaner salesman, co-partnered in a successful chain of fried chicken restaurants, and bought the “sorriest piece of land” in Blanco County, Texas—the rural oasis he calls Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve. 203pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ new [multiple copies available]……….28.00


73) Lewis, David C. THE SAN SABA TREASURE: Legends of Silver Creek 2018, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. This book recounts the history of the legendary mine, from the founding of the ill-fated 1757 mission on the San Saba River up to the last attempt, in 1990 to find the legendary treasure. It describes Jim Bowie, a fake treasure map industry, murder trials, a rattlesnake dancer, fortunes lost, a very long Texas cave, and surprising twists to the story popularized by Dobie. 264pp w/map, illus, bib, index. HB/DJ, as new, SIGNED…….24.95


74) London, Marvin F. INDIAN RAIDS IN MONTAGUE COUNTY 1999, reprint, Saint Jo. Tells of many raids and depredations by Indians in Montague County. 100pp w/photos. HB d cloth w/decorated cover…..95.00 SOLD


75) Lynch, Gerald ROUGHNECKS, DRILLERS, and TOOL PUSHERS: Thirty-Three Years in the Oil Fields 1987, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. Introduction by Bobby Weaver. A true factual insider’s view of life in the oil fields in and around Texas. 262pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ fine copy……35.00 SOLD


76) Lynch, James D. THE BENCH AND BAR OF TEXAS 1885, 1st edition, St. Louis. Jenkins, BTB [page 95 at the end of his listing of Davenport’s History of the Supreme Court of Texas--#36]: “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


77) Martin, Ned & Jody BIT and SPUR MAKERS in the VAQUERO TRADITION: A Historical Perspective 1997, 1st edition, Nicasio. Contributions by James Gorton and Danny Neill; photography by Ned Martin. This collection spotlights the lives of 80 silversmiths in the period between 1840 and 1960, and tracks their place in America’s western expansion when horses were the primary means of transportation. Highlighted are handcrafts worn by vaqueros in 650 color photographs of pieces from more than 45 distinguished collections. Geographically, the book includes makers in all of the Western states as well as Mexico and the Northeast. A valuable research tool for anyone interested in cowboy gear. This is the first of three books the Martins did on bit and spur makers, and is quite scarce. 336pp w/photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ very good copy inscribed/SIGNED by Ned and Jody Martin, fine copy……….250.00


78) McCauley, J.E. A STOVE-UP COWBOY’S STORY 1943, 1st limited edition: “700 copies of this book have been printed and the type melted,” Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Introduction by John A. Lomax. Drawings by Tom Lea. Reese, SIX SCORE: “One of the most forceful and expressive autobiographies of the range country. McCauley lived hard…..Dobie liked its ‘uncommon saltiness of speech.’” 73pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ, fine copy, very scarce……175.00 SOLD


79) [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, SIGNED…..45.00


80) Mullin, Robert N. STAGECOACH PIONEERS OF THE SOUTHWEST 1983, 1st editio, El Paso (No 71, Southwest Studies.) A look at entrepreneurs along the Butterfield Trail through New Mexico. 48pp w/map, notes. HB orange cloth, gold lettering..28.00.


81) Murphy, Audie TO HELL AND BACK 1949, “2nd printing before publication,” NY. Murphy recounts his personal experiences in the foxholes and dugouts of World War II. He fought campaigns in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany to become America’s most decorated War hero ever, including winning the Medal of Honor. While still under the age of twenty-one, he was officially credited with having killed, captured, or wounded 240 Germans. 274pp. H/DJ minor wear around edges…..125.00 SOLD


82) Myres, Samuel D. THE PERMIAN BASIN : Era of Discovery From the Beginning to the Depression 1973, 1st trade edition 1973, , El Paso. Drawings by Jose Cisneros; typographical consultant Carl Hertzog. A comprehensive history of the Permian Basin ranching and oil-producing region of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. Includes full description of the topography, climate, resources and population; background history from time of the Spanish explorers up to the 1930s; much on ranching and ranching personalities; a lot on the oilmen and geologists who made the early searches for oil and their subsequent discoveries; and much more. 708pp w/photos, maps, endpaper maps, appendix, bibliography, index. HB/DJ vey good copy with light scuffing to edges of dust jacket, SIGNED ….75.00


83) Myers, Samuel D. THE PERMIAN BASIN: Era of Advancement, From the Depression to the Present 1977, 1st trade edition, El Paso. Drawings by Jose Cisneros. An extensive follow up to the previous volume, this sequel gives a year by year account of the expanding oil and gas industry by geographical division, i.e. The Central Basin Platform, The Midland Basin, and four others. Also offers a comparison of New Mexico oil fields to those in West Texas, and much more. 624pp w/photos, charts, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ near fine……55.00


84) Nelson, Megan Kate THE THREE-CORNERED WAR: The Union, The Confederacy, and Native People in the Fight for the West 2020, 1st edition, NY. “A dramatic, riveting, and deeply researched narrative account of the epic struggle for the West during the Civil War, revealing a little-known, vastly important episode in American History.” 331pp w/map, illus, notes, index. HB/DJ, new………….29.95


85) Newcomb, W.W., Jr. THE INDIANS OF TEXAS: From Prehistoric to Modern Times 1961, 1st edition, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The best work on Texas Indian cultures, this volume is also an important work on Texas prior to the coming of the white man.” 404pp w/photos, bib, index. HB/DJ, dust jacket has light edgewear, otherwise a very good copy..50.00 SOLD


86) Nichols, Roger L. GENERAL HENRY ATKINSON: A Western Military Career 1965, 1st edition, Norman. From 1820 into the 1840s General Atkinson directed the work of various commands in the trans-Mississippi West. 243pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ ….35.00


87) Norvell, Claudia W. TEXAS 1933, 1st “Author’s Edition,” Southwest Press, Dallas. An interesting history of the Hasinai Confederacy of Indians from 1513 to 1819. This unique confederation consisted of sixteen tribes that occupied the region between the Sabine and Trinity rivers in what is now East Texas. [Their word for ‘friendship” is supposed to be where Texas got its name.] 79pp w/map. Small HB/DJ, green cloth with embossed cover, very good……….35.00 SOLD


88) Pena, Jose Enrique de la WITH SANTA ANNA IN TEXAS: A Personal Narrative of the Texas Revolution 1975, 1st edition, Austin. Translated and edited by Carmen Perry.; introduction by Llerena Friend. Eyewitness account of the Texas Revolution by one of Santa Anna’s officers. 202pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ small water stain at top of half-title page, otherwise a very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED by Perry.....40.00 SOLD


89) Perkins, J.R. TRAILS, RAILS and WAR: The Life of General G.M. Dodge 1929, 1st edition, NY. Biography of Dodge, who was instrumental in surveying and railroad building west of the Mississippi for the Union Pacific, then went on to lay out the Texas and Pacific railway, and other lines. 371pp w/photos, sources, index. HB rd cloth w/black lettering, some water marks…….45.00


90) Pierce, Michael D. THE MOST PROMISING YOUNG OFFICER: A Life of Ranald Slidell Mackenzie 1993, 1st edition, Norman. Biography of the Civil War veteran who became an accomplished Indian fighter and was instrumental in the defeat of the brutal Comanches and the opening of the West to white settlement. 288pp w/photos, maps, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine…..35.00


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


92) Pohanka, Brian C. [editor] NELSON A. MILES: A Documentary Biography of his Military Career, 1861-1903 1985, 1st edition, Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale. This book is based on a manuscript discovered in 1980, and is a compilation of Miles’ and others to give insight into military affairs of this period: Civil War,1876 Sioux Campaign, the Nez Perce Campaign, the Apache Wars., and more. 327pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy…..45.00


93) Pope, Clarence AN OIL SCOUT IN THE PERMIAN BASIN 1972, 1st edition, El Paso. Author gives us a firsthand account of the oil boom days and the subsequent growth of West Texas’ early petroleum industry. 150pp w/photos. HB/DJ [dust jacket has small chips at top edge, else a very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED [inscription to Dean Chenowith, former editor of San Angelo Standard-Times]………75.00


94) [PRESIDIO COUNTY] MARFA: The Transformation of a West Texas Town 2017, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. “This inviting book explores how small-town Marfa, Texas has become a landmark arts destination and tourist attraction despite—and because of—its remote location in the immense Chihuahuan desert.” 196pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, as new….24.95


95) Ramold, Steven J. OBSTINATE HEROISM: The Confederate Surrenders After Appomattox 2020, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. “The end of the Confederacy was a messy and complicated affair, a far cry from the tidy closure associated with the events at Appomattox.”490pp w/maps, illus, notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple-copies available]…..34.95


96) [REAGAN COUNTY] THE REAGAN COUNTY STORY: A History of Reagan County 1974, 1st edition, Seagraves. 276pp w/map, photos, pioneer biographies by community, index. Includes a section on the boomtown Texon. Folio HB….75.00


97) Reece-Hughes, Shirley TEXAS MADE MODERN: The Art of Everett Spruce 2020, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “Traces Spruce’s artistic evolution from his early experimental work of the 1920s through the mysterious, surrealist-imbued landscapes of the 1930s. The work addresses his boldly expressionistic imagery of the 1940s and his abstract expressionist–inspired paintings of the mid-twentieth century.” 159pp w/full-color reproductions, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multi-copies]……..35.00


98) Reed, S. G. A HISTORY OF THE TEXAS RAILROADS, And of Transportation Conditions Under Spain and Mexico and the Republic and the State 1941, 2nd 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, spine is faded and worn, SIGNED…..150.00 SOLD


99) Reid, Jan [editor] RIO GRANDE 2004, 1st edition, UT Press. Explores the ecology, history, culture, and politicization of the river through the writings of many notable authors, including John Graves, Elmer Kelton, Tony Hillerman, Larry McMurtry, John Nichols, Paul Horgan, Woody Guthrie, and many others. 337pp w/photos. HB/DJ, fine copy…….50.00


100) Rickey, Don, Jr. FORTY MILES A DAY ON BEANS AND HAY: The Enlisted Soldier Fighting the Indian Wars 1972, 4th printing, Norman. During the 1950s, the author contacted over 300 living veterans of the Indian Wars and asked them to supply information about their personal experiences. This book documents all aspects of that life, from routine duty through combat. 382pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……..25.00 SOLD


101) 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, very scarce, inscribed/SIGNED…140.00 SOLD

101b) Another copy – Border Captives—1094, 1st edition, not signed, HB/DJ very good…….120.00 SOLD


102) Santee, Ross APACHE LAND 1947, 1st edition, NY. History, lore and customs, and notable characters of the Apache told by one who lived among them for thirty years. 216pp w/illustrations by the author. HB/DJ very good…..60.00


103) Santee, Ross DOG DAYS 1955, 1st edition, NY. Santee reminiscences about his boyhood days and the dog he encountered. Illustrations by the author. 244pp w/illus. HB/DJ very good……..45.00


104) Silveus, W.A. GRASSES: Classification and Description of Species of Paspalum and Panicum of the United States1942, 1st edition, San Antonio. In-depth studies of 52 species and two varieties of Paspalum, and 168 species and seven varieties of Panicum. Profusely illustrated w/photos and drawings. 526pp w/index. HB/DJ near fine copy…….45.00


105) Silveus, W.A. TEXAS GRASSES: Classification and Description of Grasses 1933, 1st edition, San Antonio. Descriptions of 550 species, fully illustrated with photos and drawings. 782pp w/bibliography, index. HB/DJ front hinge tastefully repaired, dust jacket has some soiling, now in protective cover, scarce……85.00


106) Sitton, Thad HARDER THAN HARDSCRABBLE: Oral Recollections of the Farming Life from the Edge of the Texas Hill Country 2003, reprint edition, Austin. A collection of colorful stories that give a firsthand view of life in the Hill country before World War II.297pp w/photos, map, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies available]…..29.95


107) [SOUTH TEXAS –King Ranch and environs] CAESAR KLEGERG Wildlife Research Institute Publication 19 ISSUES (1985/86 through 2003/04) complete set for dates shown, all 1st printings. This wonderful publication, with astounding photos, covers in-depth studies of all the natural history of the brush country of Texas:  Studies in grass, game, birds, raptors, wild cats, peccaries, water, shore erosion and many other topics of interest to South Texas land owners. Many on-going and completed research efforts are reported. Average 80pp per issue All 19 issues fine, wrappers, the set of 19 = 125.00 SOLD


108) Stewart, Paul W. & Wallace Yvonne Ponce BLACK COWBOYS 1986, 1st edition, Denver. Profiles of many black cowboys, from extensive research, interviews with the cowboy himself where possible, or through conversations with relatives and friends. A good, comprehensive look at the black cowboy and his experiences on trail drives and working ranches throughout the West. Covers a long time period from the 1830s to the 1960s. 234pp w/many photos, bib. Folio HB bound in leather, ex-library, scarce…100.00 SOLD


109) [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


110) Thompson, Richard A. CROSSING THE BORDER WITH THE 4th CAVALRY: Mackenzie’s Raid Into Mexico, 1873

1986, 1st edition, Waco. An account of Colonel Mackenzie’s secret expedition into Mexico to punish a hostile band of Kickapoo and Lipans in 1873. Included with this detachment were the famous Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts who had served with Bullis.

93pp w/photos, bibliography, notes. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED….75.00


111) Thompson, Jerry D. [editor] FROM DESERT TO BAYOU: The Civil War Journal and Sketches of Morgan Wolfe Merrick 1991, 1st edition, El Paso. One of the first Texans to march off to war, Merrick kept an illustrated journal of his exploits. Subjects of his detailed sketches include Mescalero Apaches, such sites and encampments as Forts Davis and Fillmore, Stein’s peak, Cooke’s Canyon and Mesilla Valley where a skirmish occurred in which seven companies of Union soldiers were captured. He also recorded the bitter feud between Confederate Commanders Sibley and Baylor. 135pp w/illus, index. Oblong folio, HB/DJ…40.00


112) Smith, Thomas T. THE OLD ARMY IN TEXAS: A Research Guide to the U. S. Army in 19th-Century Texas 2000, 1st edition, Texas State Historical Association, Austin. This guide includes maps that show the evolution of fort locations across the Texas frontier; provides detailed chronological descriptions of combat actions in the Indian Wars; includes an extensive inventory of posts, forts, and camps with year-by-year snapshots of total army strength. 255pp w/illus, maps, charts, bib, index. HB/DJ…..25.00


113) Thorp, N. Howard (Jack) [with Neil McCullough Clark] PARDNER OF THE WIND: Story of the Southwestern Cowboy 1945, 1st edition, Caldwell. Stories of the cattle trail and cattle camp, and experiences that brought the author in contact with some notable westerners. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “One of the best later western books. The author gives frank opinions of Billy the Kid, Sam Bass and other outlaws. His chapter on Billy the Kid is more reliable than most.” 309pp w/photos. HB/DJ very good……..45.00

114) Tinsley, Jim Bob FOR A COWBOY HAS TO SING 1991, 3rd printing, Orlando. “A collection of 60 romantic cowboy and western songs [with music] covering the 50-year Golden Era of popular standards between 1905 and 1957.” 314pp w/illus, index. Folio HB/DJ, a few pages have light pencil underlining……35.00


115) [VAL VERDE COUNTY] LA HACIENDA edited by Rosemary Jones. 1976, 1st edition, Del Rio. A well-documented Texas county history. Includes many interesting historical articles concerning this border county and the people in its history: archeology and Indian rock art, Indian fights, Texas Rangers, railroads, Mexican revolutionists, Judge Roy Bean, winery, Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers, and much more with a few old-fashioned recipes thrown in. 554pp w/photos. Folio softcover w/pictorial cover, fine...85.00


116) Vinson, Michael BLUFFING TEXAS STYLE: The Arsons, Forgeries and High-Stakes Poker Capers of Rare Book Dealer Johnny Jenkins 2020, 1st edition, OU Press, Norman. At the time of his mysterious death, John Jenkins was about to be indicted by the ATF for the arson of his rare books warehouse and offices, and he had also been implicated in forgeries of historical documents, including the Texas Declaration of Independence. Rumors of million-dollar gambling debts at mob-connected casinos circulated, along with the rumblings of irate mafia figures he’d fingered and eccentric Texas collectors he’d cheated. His body was discovered in the Colorado River--was it murder or suicide? 236pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, new, [multi-copies]…….45.00


117) Wallace, Ernest RANALD S. MACKENZIE ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER 1965, 1st edition, Lubbock. Colonel Mackenzie, a young cavalryman who had earned his reputation as a fighting man in the Civil War, is perhaps more than any other man responsible for the final subjugation of the nomadic Comanche and Kiowas who had terrorized the frontier for decades. 214pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ [dark blue cloth w/white dust jacket--only a few copies were published in cloth] scarce……250.00


118) Willet, Donald E. [editor] & Margaret Swett Henson [compiler] THE TEXAS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN: Sam Houston’s Foes Write to Albert Sidney Johnston 2009, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “Although Sam Houston would eventually emerge as the dominant shaper of the developing Texas Republic’s destiny, many visions competed for preeminence. One of Houston’s sharpest critics, Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, is the subject of this fascinating edition of letters from the period.” 280pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]…..29.95


119) Williams, John E. [editor, translator] THE WRITINGS OF FERDINAND LINDHEIMER: Texas Botanist, Texas Philosopher 2020, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. This is the first English translation of Linheimer’s essays written in the 1870s on topics ranging from plants, climate, agriculture, Indian affairs, optimism, and teaching schoolchildren. He is considered the “Father of Texas Botany” and was a founding settler of New Braunfels. 355pp w/illus, biblio, index. HB pictorial boards, new [multiple copies available]…….45.00


120) Wilson, Kenneth SNAPSHOTS AND SHORTNOTES: Images and Messages of Early Twentieth-Century Photo Postcards 2020, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. Snapshots and Short Notes examines the photographic postcards exchanged during the first half of the twentieth century as illustrated, first-hand accounts of American life. Wilson surveys more than 160 photographic post-cards, reproduced in full color, that provide insights into every aspect of life in a time not far removed from our own. 294pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. Folio HB/DJ new [multiple copies available]…….45.00


121) Wittliff, Bill [editor/photographer] A BOOK ON THE MAKING OF LONESOME DOVE 2012, 1st edition, Austin. Interviews by John Spong; color plates by Jeff Wilson; photographs by Bill Wittliff. A companion book to Wittliff’s earlier A Book of Photographs From Lonesome Dove: “A fascinating behind-the-scenes journey into the creation of the book, the miniseries, and

the world of Lonesome Dove.” 168pp. Folio HB/DJ, as new, SIGNED by Wittliff, Spong and Wilson……….150.00

121b) Wittliff, Bill A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove 2012, 1st edition w/2nd state dust jacket, not signed…49.95


122) Wittliff, Bill [editor/photographer] A BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM LONESOME DOVE 2016, 4th printing, Austin. Foreword by Larry McMurtry; introduction by Stephen Harrigan. Presents more than one hundred classic images which were taken by Wittliff during the filming of the epic miniseries. 163pp. Folio HB/DJ, as new…49.95


123) Wright, Mrs. S.J. OUR LIVING ALAMO: Mission San Antonio de Valero1937, 1st edition, Banks Upshaw & Co., Dallas. A history of the mission; the battle during the Revolution and a list of those who died there; the birth of the Republic; notes on the museum. 95pp w/bibliography. Wrappers, fine copy……80.00


Hunting classics by Robert C. Ruark

124) Ruark, Robert C. HORN OF THE HUNTER: The Story of an African Safari 1953, early reprint, Doubleday & Co., NY. HB/DJ very good copy…..50.00 SOLD

125) Ruark, Robert C. USE ENOUGH GUN: Robert Ruark on Hunting Big Game 1966, 1st edition, NY. Edited by Stuart Rose; drawings by the author. 333pp w/photos and illustration. HB/DJ fine copy…55.00

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