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1) Adams, Ramon THE COWMAN & HIS PHILOSOPHY 1967, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, Encino Press, Austin. Anecdotes of range philosophy and logic. 51pp. HB w/pictorial cover, fine copy, numbered and SIGNED………..75.00 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) [ART] WINGS FROM COVER: The Upland Images of Robert Abbett and Ed Gray 1996, 1st edition, Willow Creek Press, Minocqua. “…a stunning collaboration of the talents of noted writer Ed Gray and renowned artist Robert Abbett. Anecdotes accompany paintings of upland bird hunting adventures. 127pp w/full-color paintings. Oblong folio HB/DJ…..50.00 SOLD


4) [ART] SELECTED AMERICAN GAME BIRDS by David Hagerbaumer with Sam Lehman. 1973, 2nd printing, Caxton Printers, Caldwell. Decorated calligraphy by Sam Lehman, Reproductions of 26 of Hagerbaumer’s exquisite original watercolors –done specifically for this book—representing 29 bird species. Unnumbered pages. Oblong folio HB/DJ fine copy……40.00


5) [ART] VIEWS OF TEXAS, 1852-1856: Watercolors of Sarah Ann Lillie Hardinge, Together With a Journal of Her Departure From Texas by Sarah Ann Lillie Hardinge. 1988, 1st edition, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth. Introduction and captions by Ron Tyler; foreword by Jan Keene Muhlert. Hardinge, a New Englander, lived in Texas for four years in the 1850s. Her full-color drawings depict early day scenes of the Texas Hill Country accompanied by interesting commentary. An interesting architectural and historical record of that period.. 76pp w/notes, illus, index. Oblong folio HB cloth w/decorated cover ……..45.00


6) [ART] HENRY FARNY by Denny Carter. 1978, 1st edition, Watson-Guptill Publications, NY.A thorough study of the exquisite paintings of the American Indian and the American West by Henry Farny (1847-1916.) 208pp w/illus, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ near fine copy………60.00


7) [ART] HEALING LANDSCAPES: A Journey From the Big Thicket to the Big Bend by Jeanne Norsworthy. 2001, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “The artist’s tender and evocative art offers an appreciation of the natural worlds of Texas’ Big Thicket and Big Bend.” 105pp w/illustrations. Folio HB/DJ very good copy…..22.50


8) [ART] CHARLES M. RUSSELL: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture in the Amon Carter Museum by Frederic G. Renner. 1974, 2nd revised edition, NY. 248 plates of which 80 are in full color; accompanied by a detailed commentary on each example. 296pp with selected bibliography and index. Large folio HB/DJ very good, dust jacket faded at spine…..45.00 SOLD


9) [ART] VISIONS & VISIONARIES: The Art and Artists of the Santa Fe Railway by Sandra D’Emilio & Suzan Campbell. 1991, 1st edition, Salt Lake City. Reproduces 50 historic photographs and 80 full-color plates of paintings from the Santa Fe Railway collection of Southwest art. 147pp w/illus, bibliography, index. Folio softcover, fine……25.00 SOLD


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10) Ashurst, Ed MEL POTTER AND FRIENDS 2020, 1st edition, np. Stories about Mel Potter, champion steer roper, professional Quarter Horse raiser, and cattleman. 305pp w/photos. HB/DJ new [multiple copies available]…..29.95


11) Ashurst, Ed THE STORIES THAT TERRELL SHELLEY TOLD ME 2019, 1st edition, np. Ed told me this about the book: Terrell Shelley and his family established a cattle ranch on Mogollon Creek 1884. That ranch is still owned by the Shelley family , and this book tells about catching wild cow, cow men, county sheriffs, world champions in the rodeo arena and world famous hunters and guides; great lion hunting tales. 368pp w/many period photos. Folio HB/DJ, new [multiple-copies] SIGNED…34.95


12) Ball, Eve MA’AM JONES OF THE PECOS 1973, 2nd printing, Tucson. Mother of ten, this frontier woman persevered during extreme hardships and saw members of her family caught up in the violence of New Mexico’s Lincoln County War. 328pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has some minor edgewear]…….50.00 SOLD


13) Barker, S. Omar [editor] LEGENDS AND TALES OF THE OLD WEST 1962, 1st edition, NY. “Sixty entertaining folk tales, legends, and tall stories told by members of the Western Writers of America.” Entertainment in the ‘campfire manner.’ 408pp. HB/DJ, near fine copy……..25.00 SOLD


14) Bennett, Lyn Ellen & Scott Abbott THE PERFECT FENCE: Untangling the Meanings of Barbed Wire 2017, 1st edition, College Station. The authors “have written the surprising, entertaining, and useful history of that staple of American agriculture, the barbed wire fence.” 269pp w/illus, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new…..39.95


15) Bigelow, Horatio THE BEST OF HORATIO BIGELOW 1994, limited edition of 450 copies, Live Oak Press. “A collection of fine gun-dog and bird-hunting stories.” 204pp w/illus. HB brown leather w/gold lettering, slipcase…45.00


16) [BIG BEND] BIG BEND’S ANCIENT & MODERN PAST edited by Bruce A. Glasrud & Robert J. Mallouf. 2013, 1st edition, College Station. Foreword by Lonn Taylor. A collection of articles originally published in the Journal of Big Bend Studies, reviewing the unique past of the region from the earliest habitation to 1900. 330pp w/illustrations, suggested reading list, index. Softcover, as new……34.95


17) Brougher, Frances D. PINK TAYLOR: Cattleman and Lawman 1986, first edition, #89 of a limited printing, published by the author, Austin. Pink Taylor worked on the G4 ranch near Terlingua; in 1901 joined the San Antonio Police Department; and served as deputy sheriff in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. 41pp w/photos, notes. Typescript in stiff cover w/spiral binding, SIGNED…..100.00 SOLD


18) Bruce, Leona BANISTER WAS THERE 1968, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Biography of the author’s father who was a Texas Ranger and later sheriff in Coleman County just before and after the turn of the 20th-century. During his career as a lawman he would encounter such notables as Sam Bass, Dick and Dell Dublin, Pancho Villa and John Wesley Hardin.196pp w/map endpapers, photos, index. HB/DJ, minor edgewear, SIGNED……..75.00


19) Burton, Jeff DYNAMITE AND SIX-SHOOTER 2007, reprint, Sunstone Press, Santa Fe. A new Foreword by Marc Simmons. The life and times of Black Jack Ketchum and other members of his gang. 221pp w/photos, notes, bib. Trade paperback….26.95


20) Campa, Arthur L. TREASURE OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTOS: Tales and Traditions of the Spanish Southwest 1963, 1st edition, Norman. Illustrations by Joe Beeler. Folktales of lost mines, silver stashes, other legends. 223pp w/illus, biblio, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket slightly worn at edges]…….40.00 SOLD


21) Carlson, Paul H. TEXAS WOOLLYBACKS: The Range Sheep and Goat Industry 1982, 1st edition, College Station. Chronicles the development of the industry from Spanish times to about 1930. 236pp w/maps, photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good copy…….35.00 SOLD


22) Chandler, Charlena ON INDEPENDENCE CREEK: The Story of a Texas Ranch 2004, 1st edition, Lubbock. Author recalls her youthful days on the Chandler Ranch on Independence Creek at its confluence with the Pecos River, now a popular recreation oasis. 203pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED….40.00 SOLD


23) Choate, Wade SWAPPIN’ CATTLE 1990, 4th printing, San Angelo. Wade tells many entertaining stories about his experiences as a cattle buyer and seller. 124pp w/photos. HB w/pictorial cover, as new……..22.50


24) Crook, Elizabeth THE WHICH WAY TREE 2018, 1st edition, NY. A novel by one of my favorite Texas authors—“fast-paced with rich characters and mythic elements.” 279pp. HB/DJ, new …………26.00


25) Darnell, Rezneat Milton THE AMERICAN SEA: A Natural History of the Gulf of Mexico 2015, 1st edition, College Station. “A book that embraces history, geology, geography, meteorology, chemistry, biology, ecology, and human relations in one compre-hensive reference. Although it is thorough and meticulous in coverage, what comes through in these pages is the enormity, complexity, and mystery of the world that lies just beyond the Texas vacation beach, the Louisiana wetland, or the Mexico fishing village.” Includes many photographs of deep water and other organisms, plus historical and ocean floor maps and many works of original art depicting marine species, sea turtles, fish, and crustaceans. 584pp w/illus, bib, index. HB/DJ new [multi-copies]....75.00


26) Day, James M. CAPTAIN CLINT PEOPLES: Texas Ranger, Fifty Years A Lawman 1980, 1st edition, Waco. The story of Peoples who began his law enforcement career in 1930, and served as a Ranger from 1953 to 1973. 201pp with many photos, notes, references, index. Folio HB/DJ very good CLEARANCE: 40% OFF = $30.00 (was $50.00)


27) Dearen, Patrick HALFF OF TEXAS: Merchant Rancher of the Old West. 2000, “Special Limited Collector’s Edition” of 100 copies, Austin. Life story of the ranching impresario who built some of the largest ranches in West Texas, including the JM on the Pecos River, the Quien Sabe near Midland, the Circle Dot in the Big Bend, The Mallet on the South Plains, and the Schreiner and Halff in South Texas. 173pp w/map, photos, bibliography, index. Hardback in blue slipcase, numbered and SIGNED……85.00 SOLD


28) Dippie, Brian W. [editor] “PAPER TALK” Charlie Russell’s American West 1979, 1st edition, NY. Full-color reproductions of many of Russell’s personally illustrated letters, poems, Christmas greetings, and post cards. 224pp w/biblio. HB/DJ….40.00


29) Dobie, J. Frank CORONADO’S CHILDREN 1930, 1st edition, 2nd state (with the word “clean” in dedication) Dallas. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best work ever written on hidden treasure, and one of the most fascinating books on any subject to come out of Texas.” 366pp illus, maps, notes, glossary. HB/DJ front hinge is beginning to crack, otherwise a very good copy in a fine dust jacket…………100.00


SIGNED by J. Frank Dobie and Tom Lea!

30) Dobie, J. Frank APACHE GOLD AND YAQUI SILVER 1939, 1st edition, Boston. A fascinating book at the legends of lost mines and buried treasure. Includes numerous black and white sketches, plus several full-page, full-color paintings by TOM LEA. 366pp w/illustrations, sources. HB/DJ a near fine copy that is SIGNED by Dobie and Tom Lea…………650.00 SOLD


34) Dobie, J. Frank THE MUSTANGS 1952, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by Charles Banks Wilson. Classic folklore and history of the Mustang. 376pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has small chips along top edge, now in protective cover]…150.00


35) 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 spine sunned, otherwise very good without dust jacket….85.00


36) 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 near fine copy with one tiny nick at corner of dj…….150.00


37) Dobie, J. Frank THE BEN LILLY LEGEND 1950, reprint, Boston. Frontispiece illustrations by Tom Lea. The story of Ben Lilly who was once “chief huntsman” for Teddy Roosevelt, and was widely known for his skill at hunting bear and mountain lions in Texas and New Mexico. HB/DJ, very good copy…..37.50


38) Dobie, J. Frank ON THE OPEN RANGE 1931, 1st printing of the school edition, Dallas. A collection of stories about Texas written mainly for young folks. 3122pp w/illustrations. HB, dark blue cloth with orange decorations, fine……50.00

38b) Another edition – On The Open Range —1931, 1st printing of the school--- this copy has been rebound in brown

marbled cloth with leather spine and corners and gold lettering, handsome volume!....50.00 SOLD


39) Dobie, J. Frank [editor] MAN, BIRD, AND BEAST 1930, 1st edition, Austin. Texas Folklore Society Vol. VIII. An interesting collection of Texas legends and folklore, and a lot of remedios [folk cures]. Softcover, very good…..40.00 SOLD


40) [DOBIE, J. FRANK] AFIELD WITH J. FRANK DOBIE: Tales of Critters, Campfires, and the Hunting Trail edited by Neil B. Carmony. 1992, 1st ed, Silver City. A collection of some of Dobie’s early stories never before published in book form.

HB w/decorated cover……..35.00 SOLD


41) [DOBIE, J. FRANK] THE WRITINGS OF J. FRANK DOBIE: A Bibliography by Mary Louise McVicker. 1968, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Lawton. “Two decades of diligent research, coupled with the acumen and experience of a skilled librarian, have gone into this compilation of all known writings of Dobie, the [prolific] chronicler of the history and legends of the prairies, plains, and desert.” 258pp w/photos, illus, index. HB ¼ leather and chocolate cloth, in slipcase, numbered and SIGNED…….85.00


42) Duke, Cordia Sloan & Joe B. Frantz 6,000 MILES OF FENCE: Life on the XIT Ranch of Texas 1961, 1st edition, Austin. A collection of reminiscences of old XIT cowmen that gives a firsthand look at the everyday life of the men who made the ranch work. 231pp w/photos, maps, appendix, index. HB/DJ very good……….55.00


43) [EASTLAND COUNTY] ROARING RANGER: The World’s Biggest Boom by Boyce House. 1951, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A history of Ranger, Texas, with focus on its oil boom days of 1918-1921. 122pp w/photos, index. HB….85.00


44) 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, very good condition…….250.00


45) Evans, Joe M. THE COWBOYS’ HITCHIN’ POST no date (circa 1940s). About cowboy camp meetings, including the Bloys’ out in the Davis Mountains. Softcover with dust jacket chipped and worn at edges,…...30.00 SOLD


46) Fedewa, Marilyn H. DARK EYES, LADY BLUE: Maria of Agreda 2020, 1st printing, TTU Press, Lubbock. The story of Sister Agreda’s remarkable life. Born in Agreda Spain in 1602, she never left the small town. Yet her accomplishments had a lasting impact on Spain and as far away as the American Southwest, where she is reported to have mystically communicated with Jumano Indians in what is now Texas and New Mexico.175pp w/map, illus, notes, bib. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies]……….19.95


47) Findley, Don BILL RUGER’S .22 PISTOL: A Photographic Essay of the Ruger Rimfire Pistol 2004, 1st edition, Dallas. History and guide to the .22 pistol that has become a collector’s item. 211pp w/illustrations. Oblong folio HB/DJ fine…90.00


48) [GALVESTON] GOING DOWN THE LINE: Galveston’s Red-light District Remembered by Mary W. Remmers. 1997, 1st printing, np. A colorful look at the history of the district; interviews w/a real-life madam. 25pp w/map, photos. Wrprs, signed...22.50 SOLD


49) Gard, Wayne, et al ALONG THE EARLY TRAILS OF THE SOUTHWEST 1969, 1st edition, Austin. Six full-color paintings by Melvin Warren, plus a section in the back with more sketches. Stories included: “Melvin Warren, Western Artist” by John H. Jenkins; “The Butterfield Overland Mail Trail” by Dorman H. Winfrey; “The Old San Antonio Road” by Joe B. Frantz; “The Chisholm Trail” by Wayne Gard; “The Santa Fe Trail” by H. Gordon Frost; “The Dodge City Trail” by Dean Krakel; “The Goodnight-Loving Trail” by Donald Bubar. Folio HB brown and beige cloth, no dj…..45.00


50) Gardner, Mark L. [editor] Jack Thorp’s SONGS OF THE COWBOYS 2005, 1st printing of this edition, Santa Fe. Illustrations by Ronald Kil. A major contribution to cowboy music in the old West with lyrics to many old tunes. Includes a CD with 17 songs performed by Mark L. Gardner and Rex Rideout. Softcover w/flaps, new [multi-copies available]…24.95


51) [GEOLOGY] GEOLOGY OF THE EAGLE MOUNTAINS AND VICINITY, TRANS-PECOS TEXAS by Dr. James R. Underwood, et al.1975, Permian Basin Section Guidebook. 204pp w/maps [large foldout in rear pocket], natural history, illustrations,……….35.00 SOLD


52) [GEOLOGY] GEOLOGY OF MINA PLOMOSAS-PLACER DE GUADALUPE AREA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO: 1964 Field Trip Guidebook by Luther W. Bridges, et al. 1964, 1st edition, West Texas Geological Society.140ppw/many maps (including foldouts in ear pocket), photos, charts. Folio HB….30.00


53) [GEOLOGY] GEOLOGY and PETROLEUM POTENTIAL of CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO: Field Trip Guidebook by K.F. Clark et al. 1984, 1st edition, West Texas Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook. 218pp w/many maps (including foldouts in rear pocket), photos, charts. Folio HB yellow cloth………30.00 SOLD


54) 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 minor edgewear] otherwise a near fine copy, exceedingly scarce. SIGNED….375.00


55) Gilliland, Maude T. HORSEBACKERS OF THE BRUSH COUNTRY: A Story of the Texas Rangers and the Mexican Liquor Smugglers 1968, 1st edition, np. Part One gives detailed accounts of numerous gunfights between state and federal officers and horseback smugglers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the Prohibition era of the 1920s and ‘30s. Part Two is an album of photos and biographical sketches of South Texas law enforcement officers of bygone days. 175pp with many historical photos, line drawings by the author, maps, bibliography, index. HB//DJ very good copy, SIGNED, exceedingly scarce…..350.00


56) 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, very good copy, scarce……..200.00


57) Gipson, Fred OLD YELLER 1956, early reprint, Harper & Brothers, NY An American classic. 158pp. HB/DJ near fine..45.00 SOLD


58) [GOLIAD COUNTY] PRESIDIO LA BAHIA del ESPRITU SANTO de ZUNIGA, 1721 to 1846 by Kathryn Stoner O’Connor. 1966, 1st edition, Austin. Complete early history of the old mission at Goliad with much material on the Texas Revolution, especially Colonel Fannin’s tragedy. 309pp w/maps (one a large fold-out), photos, bib, index. HB/DJ…….35.00


59) 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 near fine copy….150.00 SOLD


60) Graves, John HARD SCRABBLE: Observations on a Patch of Land 1974, 1st edition, NY. HB/DJ, near fine copy. SIGNED on the front free endpaper……85.00 SOLD


61) 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 very good copy….45.00 SOLD


62) Gulbrandsen, Don EDWARD S. CURTIS: Visions of the First Americans 2010, reprint edition, NY. A haunting photographic study of Native Americans by this world-renowned photographer, done in the late 1800s and early 1900s. 256pp w/many duo tone and black and white photographs, index.. Oblong folio HB/DJ fine copy……40.00 SOLD


63) Hafen, Leroy R. BROKEN HAND: The Life of Thomas Fitzpatrick: Mountain Man, Guide and Indian Agent 1973, 1st edition, Old West Publishing Co., Denver. The story of this colorful adventurer who entered the fur trade in 1923 with General Ashley’s famed expedition up the Missouri River. During two decades in the heart of the fur country, he was a trailblazer, Indian fighter, and head of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. After that he served as guide to emigrant trains going West. 358pp w/illustrations, notes, appendices, index. HB/DJ very good copy…..75.00 SOLD


64) Haley, J. Evetts LIFE ON THE TEXAS RANGE 1952, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. A brilliant portrayal of the work of frontier range photographer Erwin E. Smith who rode the cattle range with camera in hand during the 1880s and ‘90s. Many of the photos here depict ranch life and the working cowboy on the LS ranch in the Texas Panhandle. 112pp w/80 plates. Folio HB in slipcase [book is fine condition, slipcase has clear tape repairs]…….100.00 SOLD


65) Hearon, Shelby PAINTED DRESSES 1981, 1st edition, NY. Novel, Texas author.” 270pp. HB/DJ very good copy…25.00


66) Hearon, Shelby HUG DANCING 1991, 1st edition, NY. Novel, Texas author. HB/DJ fine copy.....25.00


67) Henry, Marguerite, et al THE ILLUSTRATED MARGUERITE HENRY 1980, 1st edition, NY. A look at the illustrators for Henry’s popular children’s books: Wesley Dennis, Robert Lougheed, Lynd War, and Rich Rudish—and their relationships with the author. 128pp w/many illustrations. Folio HB w/ illustrated cover, near fine….35.00 SOLD


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


69) Holden, William Curry THE SPUR RANCH: A Study of the Inclosed Ranch Phase of the Cattle Industry in Texas 1934, 1st edition, 1st state (w/endpaper maps), Boston. A history of the Great Plains ranch and its contribution to the ranching industry from 1885 to 1907. 229 pp with index, and an appendix that gives an alphabetical list of employees and their dates of employment from 1885 to 1909. HB brown cloth w/gilt lettering, fine copy SIGNED…….495.00


70) Holland, Raymond Prunty NIP AND TUCK and MY DOG LEMON 1994, limited edition of 450 copies, Live Oak Press, Camden. Author tells about two of his beloved hunting dogs in two separate stories. 274pp w/illus. HB maroon leather w/gold lettering, fine copy in fine cloth slipcase, scarce…..65.00


71) Huffines, Alan C. BLOOD OF NOBLE MEN—The Alamo Siege and Battle: An Illustrated Chronology 1999, 2nd printing, Austin. Foreword by Stephen L. Hardin; illustrated by Gary S. Zaboly. “Texas military historian Huffines assembles extracts from letters and other primary, or at least contemporary, sources to detail the activities and thoughts of the defending Texans and attacking Mexicans during the fatal 13 days in February and March 1836 that have become part of US mythology. Zaboly contributes line drawings and sketches of characters, scenes, weapons, dress, and other aspects and begins each chapter with an aerial view pointing out positions and salient features.” Folio HB/DJ, as new….29.95


72) [IRION COUNTY] IRION COUNTY HISTORY compiled by Irion County Historical Society. 1978, 1st edition, Mertzon. 581pp w/maps, photos, community histories; historical articles; much on farming, ranching, petroleum history; over 270 pages of family histories; more, including historical essay, “Sherwood Land Rush,” by Elmer Kelton. Folio HB w/pictorial cover...185.00


73) [JACKSON COUNTY] THE CAVALCADE OF JACKSON COUNTY by I.T. Taylor. 1938, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A comprehensive history of the Gulf Coast county that includes biographies of many pioneer citizens. 471pp w/index. HB/DJ dj slightly worn, very good copy of a very scarce Texas county history…185.00


74) Jones, J. Lee, Jr. RED RAIDERS RETALIATE: The Story of Lone Wolf, The Elder (Guipagho) Famous Kiowa Chief 1980, 1st edition, Colorado City. Lone Wolf participated in the Battle of Adobe Walls, the fight with Texas Rangers at Lost Valley, and in the engagement with the U.S. cavalry at Palo Duro Canyon. 78pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, scarce….65.00 SOLD


75) Keleher, William A. VIOLENCE IN LINCOLN COUNTY 1869-1881 1957, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “One of the best histories of Lincoln County and its troubles, as well as of the life of Billy The Kid…It is most trustworthy.” 390pp w/illustrations, sources, index. HB brown cloth……50.00 SOLD


76) Kelton, Elmer ELMER KELTON COUNTRY: The Short Nonfiction of a Texas Novelist 1993, 1st edition, Fort Worth. These true stories reflect the themes and characters which inspired Kelton’s award-winning novels. 312pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ uncommon in hardback…….65.00


77) Kelton, Elmer ACE REID AND THE COWPOKES CARTOONS 1999, 1st edition, Austin. A lengthy and entertaining introduction by Elmer Kelton tells a lot about the cartoonist’s life. And a nice dedication by Madge Reid, Ace’s wife. 139 of Ace’s most popular cartoons are reproduced in large format to show the artistry and attention to detail that characterized his work. HB/DJ [dj has 2 inch chip and has faded a bit] SIGNED Kelton and Madge Reid…..50.00 SOLD


78) Kelton, Elmer THE WOLF AND THE BUFFALO 1980, 1st ed, NY. Another Kelton classic, this one is the story of the Black soldier and the Comanche warrior in the American West. HB/DJ very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED........100.00


79) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Alex Hawk] SHOTGUN SETTLEMENT 1969, 1st printing, Paperback Library, NY. This is the only novel Kelton wrote under the publisher’s house name, Alex Hawk, and is one of his hardest-to-find titles. 128pp. Paperback original in very good condition……100.00 SOLD


80) Kelton, Elmer BOWIE’S MINE 1971, 1st edition, paperback original, NY. Novel………………34.95 SOLD


81) Kelton, Elmer MANHUNTERS 1974, 1st edition, PBO, NY. Novel…………….. 34.95 SOLD


82) Kelton, Elmer LLANO RIVER 1966, 1st edition, PBO, NY. Novel………………34.95 SOLD


83) Kelton, Elmer WAGONTONGUE 1972, 1st edition, PBO, NY (pages 2 and 3 have tiny stain)…..29.95


84) [KIMBLE COUNTY] FAMILIES OF KIMBLE COUNTY Vol. II 1998, 1st edition, Junction. More family biographies and other historical data. 499pp w/photos, index. Folio HB w/embossed cover, one inch chip at bottom of spine….95.00


85) Knox, Bob GROWING UP TO COWBOY: A Memoir of the American West 2002, 1st edition, Sunstone Press, Santa Fe. The author remembers his cowboying days in Colorado and New Mexico in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. He recounts “one hilarious episode after another.” 389pp with a lot of interesting photos. HB boards w/pictorial cover, as new [I have five copies]…..29.95


86) Kupper, Winifred [editor] TEXAS SHEEPMAN: The Reminiscences of Robert Maudslay 1951, 1st edition, Austin. Ranching experiences of a young Englishman who came to West Texas in 1880. 138pp w/illus, notes, index. HB green cloth…..35.00


87) Lea, Tom THE KING RANCH 1957, 1st edition, 2nd state, Boston. Two Volumes. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Illustrations by the author. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The best account of the most famous ranch in the world.” Lowman: “This book was originally planned as a 250-300 page private edition....but it grew steadily for the next four years.” 838pp w/maps, illus, appendix, sources, index. Two volumes HB in slipcase……..85.00


88) Lea, Tom A PICTURE GALLERY: Paintings and Drawings by Tom Lea 1968, 1st edition, Boston. TWO VOLUMES. Volume I is an autobiographical look at Lea’s life and career; Volume II is a portfolio containing twelve 16-1/2” X 20”color prints and 23 monochrome prints (35 total). Both volumes bound in ¼ leather with buckram housed in a very good slipcase. Volume I is SIGNED twice by Lea, once with a warm inscription…….385.00 SOLD


89) Lea, Tom THE LAND OF THE MUSTANGS offprint from The Graduate Journal, Vol. VII, No.2, Spring 1967. A small portfolio of 8 full-color paintings by Tom Lea that have been tipped in, and have accompanying quotes about the land from Lea’s works. 23pp w/illustrations. HB tan boards, fine……….55.00


90) Lea, Tom THE HANDS OF CANTU 1964, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrated by the author. Novel set in the Southwest of 400 years ago with thirty Chinese ink illustrations by the author. 244pp. HB/DJ, inscribedSIGNED……65.00


91) Lea, Tom THE PRIMAL YOKE 1960, 1st edition, Boston. 336pp. Novel. Illustrations by the author. HB faded spine…25.00


JUST IN! The first of three versions of Herman Lehmann’s Indian captivity.

92) Lehmann, Hermann [with Jonathon H. Jones] INDIANOLOGY: A Condensed History of the Apache and Comanche Indian Tribes. For Amusement and General Knowledge Prepared From the General Conversation of Herman Lehmann, Willie Lehmann, Mrs. Mina Keyser, Mrs. A. J. Buchmeyer and Others 1899, 1st edition, Johnson Bros. Printing, San Antonio. Jenkins: BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: "One of the most remarkable accounts of life among hostile Texas Indians, this is also one of the few surviving accounts of life in 19th century Texas from the Indian point of view. A. C. Greene said that 'of all the captive narratives, I believe the finest story is Herman Lehmann's’… Lehmann was the son of a German pioneer family living on the far frontier in Mason County. In 1870, when he was only ten years old, he was captured by an Apache raiding party and for eight years lived with the Indians, and became one of them so completely that when he returned to his family in 1878, it had to be done by force. He rode with the Apaches, and later with a band of Comanches on may raids, killing and scalping a number of white men. Jones' account is the first of three versions of Lehmann's story.” 235pp w/illustrations and photos. HB original boards w/gold Indian head motif, with new endpapers, marginalia on a couple of pages, light foxing throughout, overall a very good copy of a rare Texana title…2,500.00 SOLD


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


94) Machado, Manuel A., Jr. CENTAUR OF THE NORTH: Francisco Villa, the Mexican Revolution, and Northern Mexico 1988, 1st edition, Austin. A good account of the military career of the infamous revolutionary who died as he lived, “amidst bullets, mystery, and political intrigue.” 211pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy….35.00


95) Maxwell, Samuel L., Sr. LEVER ACTION RIFLES: Derived from the Patents of Andrew Burgess 1976, 1st edition, Dallas. Chapters include: Andrew Burgess and His Early Magazine Rifles; The Whitney Arms Company; The 1878 Burgess Magazine Rifles; The Kennedy Magazine Rifle; The 1881 Marlin Repeating Rifle; The Colt-Burgess Magazine Rifles; The 1886 Whitney Magazine Rifle, and a brief biography of Maxwell. Excellent study. 368pp w/illus., index. Folio HB brown leather w/gold lettering, fine copy….90.00


96) [McLENNAN COUNTY] THE MOODY AREA: Its History and People, 1852-1981 by Estelle Mabray Rice. 1981, 1st edition, Waco. A comprehensive history of the area 28 miles southwest of Waco that includes historical articles, tales and legends, many family biographies. 488pp w/photos. HB/DJ………..75.00


97) McMurtry, Larry LEAVING CHEYENNE 1963, 1st edition, NY. Award-winning novel, author’s second book. HB/DJ near fine copy [dust jacket has been clipped and has two ½ inch tape residue marks on dust jacket flaps] with a clean white card tipped in which McMurtry has SIGNED in his early legible signature……..600.00

97b) Another copy – Leaving Cheyenne -- 1963, 1st edition. HB/DJ this copy not signed……..250.00


98) [MENARD COUNTY] MENARD COUNTY HISTORY: An Anthology 1982, 1st edition, Anchor Publishing, San Angelo. 784pp w/photos, maps, historical articles, pioneer remedies, Indian fights, trail drives; lost Bowie Mine, oil and gas,612 pages of family histories listed alphabetically, interesting tales of times gone by, index to families, and so much more. Folio HB beige cloth w/pictorial cover, fine copy, exceedingly scarce…….275.00 SOLD


99) [MEXICAN REVOLUTION] REVOLUTION AT QUERETARO: The Mexican Constitutional Convention of 1916-1917 by E. V. Niemeyer, Jr. 1974, 1st edition, Austin. An in-depth study of the remarkable convention and its delegates who produced Mexico’s Constitution of 1917. 297pp w/map, photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good….45.00


100) [MITCHELL COUNTY] LORE AND LEGEND: A Compilation of Documents Depicting the History of Colorado City and Mitchell County, Volume One* compiled by J. Lee Jones, Jr. Several contributors present essays and articles detailing the history of Mitchell County. 272pp w/appendices, biblio. Folio HB w/decorated cover…..75.00 (*Volume II was never published.) SOLD


101) Monday, Jane Clements & Frances Brannen Vick PETRA’S LEGACY: The South Texas Ranching Empire of Petra Vela and Mifflin Kennedy 2007, 1st edition, College Station. Petra Vela married Mifflin Kennedy, a partner in the original King Ranch, and the two subsequently built one of the largest ranches in the United States. Authors Monday and Vick not only tell her story, “but relate the history of South Texas through a woman’s perspective.” 430pp w/illus, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ as new…34.95


102) 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 no dust jacket…..35.00 SOLD


103) [NEW MEXICO] NEW MEXICO IN THE 19TH CENTURY: A Pictorial History by Andrew K. Gregg. 1968, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  “A fascinating picture-history of New Mexico's past with over 500 old woodcuts and steel engravings by nineteenth-century artists and explorers. Filled with scenes of Indian pueblos, Spanish villages, frontier Army posts-even a lady gambler. [This book covers] every aspect of life in a Southwestern state through contemporary drawings.” 196pp w/illus, sources, index. Folio HB/DJ very good copy w/couple of tiny nicks at spine…..35.00


104) Nordyke, Lewis GREAT ROUNDUP: The Story of Texas and Southwestern Cowmen 1955, reprint, NY. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. A history of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. 288pp w/photos, maps, index. HB/DJ…20.00


105) Noyes, Stanley LOS COMANCHES: The Horse People, 1751-1845 1993, 1st edition, Albuquerque. “A sweeping history of the Comanche Indians, who dominated the Southern plains from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century….Rich in social and cultural vignettes of women, captivity, warrior rituals, family life, courtship, sexual attitudes, and adaptation of the horse.” 364pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……85.00 SOLD


106) O’Connor, Louise S. TALES FROM THE SAN’TONE RIVER BOTTOM: A Cultural History 1998, 1st edition, Victoria. (No. 2, Texas Coastal Bend Series) 148 interviews with natives of the land give insight into the multi-ethnic character of this diverse ranching region of Texas—European, Celtic, Mexican and African. 254pp w/many photos, endpaper map, glossary, list of interviewees, notes, bibliography, index. Large folio HB/DJ……75.00 SOLD


107) O’Neal, Bill ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WESTERN GUNFIGHTERS 1979, 1st edition, Norman. Biographical sketches of 225 men that gives us a virtual “Who’s Who” of western gunfighters. 386pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ minor wear…42.50


108) [PALO PINTO COUNTY] THE PALO PINTO STORY by Mary Whatley Clarke. 1952, 1st edition, Fort Worth. A pioneer history of the county with accounts of Indian fights and depredations; includes information on Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight who were early ranchmen in the county; much more. 172pp with photo section, index. HB/DJ very good copy ….200.00


109) [PECOS COUNTY] PECOS COUNTY HISTORY by Marsha Lea Daggett. 1984, 1st edition, Fort Stockton. Two Volumes 583 and 438 pages with photos, historical articles, and many family histories. The volume containing family histories has table of contents to families listed, and the second volume with historical articles is indexed. [Includes biographies of the noted surveyor, pioneer and judge, O.W. Williams, and his son, author/historian Clayton Williams, Sr.] 2-volumes set, folio HB/DJ..140.00


110) Peterson, William J. STEAMBOATING ON THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI 1968, 2nd expanded edition, Iowa City. History and lore of the steamboat era of Mark Twain: steamboat races; freighting; the Indian and the steamboat; steamboats and the military; life on the deck and in the cabin; when captains ruled like kings; so much more. 575pp w/endpaper maps, illustrations, references, index. HB/DJ book is fine, dust jacket edgeworn and has slight water stain……35.00


111) 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


112) Punchard, Neal DAISY AIR RIFLES and BB GUNS: The First 100 Years 2002, 1st edition, MBI Publishing, St. Paul. A complete history and guide to the gun that is remembered fondly by generations. Lavishly photographed by Ben Saltzman. 156pp w/illustrations, index. Folio HB/DJ, near fine copy…..60.00 SOLD


113) Randolph, Edmund HELL AMONG THE YEARLINGS 1978, reprint by Lakeside Press, Chicago. From dude to cowman in Montana’s Tongue River country, a memoir. 406pp w/photos, index. HB brown cloth w/gold deco……..25.00 SOLD


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


115) Rhodes, Eugene Manlove THE LITTLE WORLD WADDIES 1946, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, designed and printed at “The Pass on the Rio Bravo” by Carl Hertzog. Edited by W. H. Hutchinson. This collection of Rhodes’ writing is illustrated by H.D. Bugbee, and has a lengthy introduction, “My Salute to Gene Rhodes” by J. Frank Dobie. Includes selected short stories and poetry never before published in book form. Also a bibliography of Rhodes writings. The endpaper illustration is “The Rhodes Map of the Rhodes Country” (New Mexico and Arizona). HB/DJ very good copy with very light edgewear to dust jacket, scarce...225.00


116) [RHODES, EUGENE MANLOVE] A BAR CROSS LIAR by W.H. Hutchinson. 1959, 1st edition, Stillwater. A bibliography of Rhodes’ writings. Includes discussions of real-life characters, places and incidents that played roles in his fictional stories. 95pp. HB/DJ very good copy........40.00


117) Roberts, Bruce. SPRINGS FROM THE PARCHED GROUND 1950, 1st edition, Uvalde. Roberts served for 51 years as a pastor in South Texas, was chaplain for the Old Trail Drivers Association and the Ex-Texas Ranger’s Association. In this book he recalls some events in his life, including a chapter on King Fisher. 177pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ very good……25.00 SOLD


118) Rolle, Andrew F. THE ROAD TO VIRGINIA CITY: The Diary of James Knox Polk Miller 1860, 1st edition, Norman. Edited and with an introduction by Andrew F. Rolle. The adventures of a nineteen-year-old who traveled the Overland Trail from St. Jo to Salt Lake City in 1864. 143pp w/illus, notes, index. HB/DJ, a few pages with penciled underlining……25.00 SOLD


119) Rollinson, John K. WYOMING CATTLE TRAILS: History of the Migration of Oregon-Raised Herds to Mid-Western Markets 1948, early reprint, Caldwell. The story of the eastward movement of Oregon cattle, the later destruction of open-range grazing, the development of the Wyoming Cattle Growers’ Association, and the final influx of sheep growers and dry farmers. Includes a chapter on the Johnson County War; plus information on the hanging of Cattle Kate and Jim Averill; and material on Tom Horn and the Wild Bunch. 366pp w/map, photos, appendices, index. HB/DJ (dj has chips at back & minor edgewear) scarce…50.00


120) [RUSK COUNTY] A HISTORY OF RUSK COUNTY, TEXAS by Dorman H. Winfrey. 1961, 1st edition, Waco. Introduction by H. Bailey Carroll. 179pp w/maps, illustrations; historical narratives; biographies of early pioneers; communities and towns; civil war muster rolls; biblio, index. HB/DJ [dj has some small chips, now in protective cover] inscribed/SIGNED……..50.00 SOLD


121) Ruth, Kent GREAT DAY IN THE WEST: Forts, Posts, and Rendezvous Beyond the Mississippi 1963, 1st edition, Norman. “…recreates the setting and the significance of 147 of the great frontier sites of the Trans-Mississippi West.” Individual maps give location of each. Several from Texas are profiled. 308pp w/photos, maps, index. Folio HB/DJ……..40.00 SOLD


122) Silverthorne, Elizabeth ASHBEL SMITH OF TEXAS: Pioneer, Patriot, Statesman, 1805-1886 1982, 1st edition, College Station. Smith was a flamboyant Texas leader and educator in the 19th century. 259pp w/illustrations, biblio, index. HB/DJ..30.00


123) Simons, Helen & Cathryn A. Hoyt HISPANIC TEXAS: A Historical Guide 1992, 1st edition, Austin. Discusses the many contributions of Hispanic culture that have woven their way into Texan culture, including architecture, cuisine, ranching and rodeo traditions, and more. Sections arranged by geographic region. 502pp w/photos, references, index. Variant softcover binding..45.00 SOLD


124) Simpson, Lesley Byrd [editor] THE SAN SABA PAPERS: A Documentary Account of the Founding and Destruction of San Saba Mission 1959, 1st edition, San Francisco. Translated by Paul D. Nathan. Spanish documents give eyewitness accounts of events at the old presidio that was attacked and destroyed by Comanche Indians in 1758. The massacre had a profound affect on Spanish colonial frontier policy. The ruins are located near Menard, Texas. 157pp w/notes, bibliography, foldout map (in pocket) of Spanish missions and Presidios in Texas circa 1760. HB/no dust jacket as issued…..45.00 SOLD


125) Supica, Jim & Richard Nahas STANDARD CATALOG OF SMITH & WESSON: Over 770 Models in 6 Grades of Condition 2006, 3rd revised edition, Iola. A fully annotated identification and price guide to the world of Smith & Wesson—revolvers, shotguns, semi-autos, rifles, military, and other collectibles that bear the name ‘Smith & Wesson.’ Includes production data. 432pp w/photographs, appendices, model index. Folio HB/DJ fine copy. SIGNED w/inscription to Joaquin [Jackson]…175.00 SOLD


126) [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, fine copy….275.00 SOLD


127) [TAYLOR COUNTY, TEXAS] THE SETTLING OF A FRONTIER: A History of Rural Taylor County by Juanita Daniel Zachry. 1980, 1st edition, Burnet. Early history of the Big Country county. 268pp w/many photos; historical articles about frontier days including a chapter on Phantom Hill, and much on cattle and ranching; community histories; pioneer family histories; appendices; map; index. Folio HB/DJ near fine copy with one tiny knick at bottom of dust jacket…….135.00 SOLD


128) [TEXIAN PRESS] SOLDIERS OF TEXAS by James M. Day, et al. 1973, 1st edition, Texian Press, Waco. Histories of seven Texas fighting units: The San Jacinto Army (by James M. Day); The Texas Mounted Rifles in Mexico (by Dayton Kelley); Hood’s Texas Brigade (by Harold B. Simpson); Terry’s Texas Rangers (by Lester Fitzhugh); Rough Riders (by Billy Mac Jones); 90th Infantry Division (by Dorman H. Winfrey); 36th “T-Patch” Division (by Robert L. Wagner.) Full color, full-page art by various artists. 160pp w/illus. Folio HB/DJ very good copy….40.00 SOLD


129) Thole, Lou FORGOTTEN FIELDS: World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now, Volume II 1999, 1st printing, Missoula. Histories of twelve select World War II training bases around America. Texas sites includes San Angelo Army Air Field; Rattlesnake Bomber Base in Pyote (Far West Texas); Moton Field (birth of Tuskegee Airmen.) 172pp w/many photos, appendix, notes. Folio wrps, inscribed/SIGNED fine copy………35.00 SOLD


130) [TRANS-PECOS] THE GUADALUPE Mountains: Island in the Desert by W.C. Jameson. 1994, 1st edition, UTEP, El Paso. A natural and human history of the mountains which form the highest elevation in Texas. 95pp w/maps, photos, Wrps….25.00 SOLD


131) Thrapp, Dan L. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FRONTIER BIOGRAPHY 1990, 2nd printing with revisions, Arthur H. Clark Co., Spokane. FOUR VOLUMES. “Candidates for inclusion in this compendium include people no longer living. who came to attention through the significance of their deeds or simply were of interest in some connection to the evolving drama of the American west. Among them are explorers and discoverers, fur men, Indians and Indian agents, a few early cattlemen, travelers, military officers and soldiers, desperadoes and lawmen, scouts, buffalo hunters, renegades, early conservationists and wildlife specialists, scientists, writers, painters, photographers and illustrators, expansionists, missionaries and martyrs, etc." 2038 total pp. Four volume set-125.00 SOLD


132) Trimble, Marshal CO BAR: Bill Owens Depicts the Historic Babbitt Ranch 1982, 1st edition, Northland Press, Flagstaff. Paintings by Bill Owen; foreword by John G. Babbitt. The author and artist present the colorful past, present and future of the vast CO Bar Ranch in northern Arizona. 103pp w/illustrations, map, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, nice copy, scarce……125.00 SOLD


133) Walker, Dale L. DEATH WAS THE BLACK HORSE: The Story Of Rough Rider Buckey O’Neill 1975, 1st edition, Madrona Press, Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog; frontispiece and dust jacket illustration by Jose Cisneros; foreword by Barry Goldwater. Traces the career of O’Neill, a peace officer and politician in Arizona Territory before joining Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. He was killed at San Juan Hill during the war with Spain. 200pp w/photos, sources, index. HB/DJ, fine copy….60.00


134) Watson, Suzy Newman, et al COWMAN TO CUTTER: Remembering Gene Newman in the Words of Those Who Knew Him circa 1988, 1st edition, San Angelo. More than three dozen friends and relatives tell of their relationships with the West Texas cowboy from Miles, Texas. Includes essays by Elmer Kelton, Wade Choate, Wayne Baize, Stanley Frank, Toad Tucker, and many others. HB w/pictorial cover….30.00


135) Webb, Walter Prescott THE GREAT FRONTIER 1952, 1st edition, Boston. A scholarly interpretation of the last 450 years of Western exploration. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS, said this about Webb: “[The Great Plains by Webb] is the most brilliant book ever written by a Texan, and with The Great Frontier made Webb the most influential of all Texas authors. …Until the end of his life, Webb was a scholar, historian, and philosopher of world standing.” 434pp w/biblio, index. HB/DJ [dj is rough]….40.00 SOLD


136) Weddle, Robert S. THE SAN SABA MISSION: Spanish Pivot in Texas 1964, 1st edition, Austin. A detailed history of the old mission that was established in 1757 with its ruins still visible at the golf course near Menard, Texas. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This study is well-organized…and gives a coherent tale of one spot in the Southwest, a key in an international struggle for mastery of the continent.” He also points out that Weddle has debunked the mythology of the silver mines of which so much has been written, and tells the history of the project in “the context of the Spanish objectives in the New World,” which was to convert the Plains Indians as a means of pacifying and controlling them. HB brown cloth, tape residue on front, back free endpapers….50.00


137) West, G. Derek, et al THE BATTLES OF ADOBE WALLS and LYMAN’S WAGON TRAIN, 1874 1964, special edition of Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, 1st printing, Canyon. Contains “The Battle of Adobe Walls” by G. Derek West; “Damage Suits for Indian Depredations in the Adobe Walls Area, 1874” by Lowell H. Harrison; “J.W. McKinley’s Narrative” by a participant in the Adobe Walls Battle; “Kansas Newspaper Items Relating to the Red River War of 1874-75” by Lonnie J. White; and “The Battle of Lyman’s Wagon Train” by Ernest R. Archambeau. HB, green cloth with gold embossed lettering., scarce……85.00 SOLD


138) Willis, W.S. A STORY OF THE BIG TEXAS RANCHES 1958, 2nd edition, NY. Author remembers his cowboy experiences on the plains of the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico at the end of the 19th-Century. 102pp w/illus. HB black cloth, ex-library copy, scarce……30.00 SOLD


139) 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


140) [YOUNG COUNTY] FORT BELKNAP: Frontier Saga—Indians, Negroes and Anglo-Americans on the Texas Frontier

by Barbara A. Neal Ledbetter. 1982, 1st edition, Austin. A history of Fort Belknap, in Young County, that was one of a line of Texas forts in the mid-1800s. Includes information on frontier race relations; Indian captives; also information on Fort Griffin, Mobeetie, and Tascosa in West Texas. 300ppw/maps, illus, notes, biblio, app, index. HB/DJ, near fine, exceedingly scarce SIGNED…..350.00


Off the subject, but collectibles worthy of note!

141) Cussler, Clive NIGHT PROBE! 1981, 1st edition, NY. One of Cussler’s early Dirk Pitt novels; superbly plotted, lots of action! 344pp. HB/DJ very good w/slight edgewear along edge of dust jacket, inscribed/SIGNED and laid in is a SIGNED leaf from the original manuscript……..125.00 SOLD

142) Cussler, Clive CYCLOPS 1986, 1st edition, NY. Another of Cussler’s early and fast-paced Dirk Pitt novels. 475pp. HB/DJ very good w/slight edgewear along edge of dj, inscribed/SIGNED, laid in is a SIGNED leaf from the original manuscript…….125.00 SOLD


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