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CATALOG #309, November, 2020


1) Alexander, Bob & Richard K. Alford TALL WALLS and HIGH FENCES: Officers and Offenders, The Texas Prison Story 2020, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. The first comprehensive history of Texas prisons. Chronicles the significant events and trans-formation of the Texas prison system from its earliest times to the present day, paying special attention to the human side of the story: prison breaks, bloodhounds chasing escapees, and gunfights, confrontations, human trafficking, rape, clandestine consensual trysts, and tricks turned against correctional officers. HB/DJ new, [multi-copies available]….34.95


2) Allred, B.W. & J.C. Dykes [editors] FLAT TOP RANCH: The Story of a Grassland Venture 1957, 1st edition, Norman. A comprehensive study of a practical experiment in grassland conservation. 232pp w/photos, app, index. HB/DJ very good...45.00


3) Anderson, C.W. BLACK, BAY AND CHESTNUT: Profiles of Twenty Favorite Horses 1939, 1st edition, NY. Lithographs by the author. Man o’ War; Gallant Fox; Heatherbloom; War Admiral, and other famous race horses, jumpers and thoroughbreds of field and turf. Unpaginated w/illustrations. Oblong folio HB/DJ, very good……..35.00 SOLD


4) Andrews, Michael J. HISTORIC TEXAS COURTHOUSES 2006, 1st edition, Albany. Photography by Paul Hester and Lisa Hardaway. A beautifully illustrated book that features 100 Texas courthouses that have historical and architectural significance. 276pp w/photos, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy……65.00


5) [ARCHEOLOGY]  A FIELD GUIDE TO STONE ARTIFACTS OF TEXAS INDIANS by Ellen Sue Turner and Thomas R. Hester. 2011, completely revised and expanded edition, Lanham.  Identifies and describes over 200 dart and arrow points and stone tools used by prehistoric Indians. Includes charts, geographic distribution maps and reliable age dating information.  351pp w/illustrations, references, appendices. Folio softcover, new, multiple copies……….29.95


6) [ART] COWBOYS & IMAGES: The Watercolors of William Matthews 1994, 1st edition, San Francisco. Foreword by William Kittredge; Intro by Dyan Zaslowsky. Thoughtful visual studies of modern-day working cowboys in Nevada and Oregon by this talented watercolorist. 135pp w/135 reproductions of the artist’s works. Folio HB/DJ, near fine copy…..45.00


7) [ART] OUTSIDER ART IN TEXAS: Lone Stars by Jay Wehnert. 2018, 1st edition, College Station. “Wehnert takes readers on a visually stunning excursion through the lives and work of eleven outsider artists from Texas, a state particularly rich in outsider artists of national and international renown: Charles Dellschau; Frank Jones; Hector Alonzo Benevides; Ike Morgan; Richard Gordon Kendall; and others. 117pp w/illus, index. Folio HB/DJ as new….39.95


8) [ART] TERRENCE CUNEO: Railway Painter of the Century by Narisa Chakra. 1990, 1st edition, London. The artist captures the early days of British railways. 160pp w/illus, index. Folio HB/DJ…..30.00


9) [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


10) [ART] ) THE ART OF TOM LOVELL: An Invitation to History by Don Hedgpeth & Walt Reed. 1993, 1st edition limited, NY. A spectacular overview of the artist’s diverse historical work, with dozens of reproductions in full-color, some are double page foldouts. Divided into five sections: 1) In The Land of the Buffalo; 2) Strangers in Indian Country; 3) Blood On The Plains; 4) The Civil War; and 5) Tom Lovell the Artist. 160pp w/index to paintings. Folio HB this copy bound in beige suede leather with decoration in a slipcase with copy of a Lovell painting pasted to front [missing the extra print] Beautiful book!…125.00 SOLD


11) Baker, T. Lindsey GANGSTER TOUR OF TEXAS 2011, 1st edition, College Station. A fascinating tour of the most interesting and best preserved crime scenes in Texas, tracing a trail of crime from 1918 through 1957: Bonnie And Clyde; the Maceo Brothers of Galveston’s gambling era; the Newton Boys; famous bank robberies, murders and shoot-outs; much more. Includes detailed maps, period photos, and pictures of the crime scenes as they appear today. 330pp w/photos, maps, index. Flexbound..29.95


12) Ball, Charles E. THE FINISHING TOUCH: A History of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association and Cattle Feeding in the Southwest 1992, 1st edition, Amarillo. “A very workmanlike history…colorful and well documented.”-- Elmer Kelton. 192pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB bound in fake leather with gold embossed decorations……50.00 SOLD


13) Banning, Captain William & George Hugh Banning SIX HORSES 1930, 1st edition, NY. Foreword by Major Frederick Russell Durnham (Chief of Scouts under Lord Roberts). An interesting history of the old six-horse stage lines, with sections on each of these pioneers in the field: James E. Birch; the Butterfields; Majors and Russell; and Ben Holladay. 410pp w/illustrations, endpaper map, appendix, index. HB blue cloth……50.00


14) [BIG BEND] ) Means, Joyce PANCHO VILLA DAYS AT PILARES 1976, 1st edition, Tucson. Border history with much on the Means Family of Valentine, Texas: Pancho Villa; Joe Sitter; Chico Cano; TO Ranch; U.S. Cavalry; Brite and Nevill Ranch raids; the Mexican Revolution; and much more. 355pp w/maps, great photos. Folio HB/DJ, near fine copy, very scarce, SIGNED….185.00 SOLD


[BIG BEND] See also Williams, O.W. (a new biography and collection of his writings) last page of this catalog.


15) Braddy, Haldeen PERSHING’S MISSION IN MEXICO 1973, 2nd edition, El Paso. Designed by Carl Hertzog. A good account of Pershing’s failed expedition to track down Pancho Villa. 82pp w/photos, notes, ref. HB/DJ fine copy….35.00


16) Brannon-Wranosky, Jessica, & Bruce A. Glasrud [editors] IMPEACHED: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson 2017, 1st edition, College Station. In 1917, Ferguson was impeached, convicted, and removed from office. This book provides a new examination of the process from the perspectives of several contributors. 202pp w/photos, notes, index.

HB w/pictorial cover, as new, SIGNED the editors………45.00 SOLD


17) Brennan, Leonard A. [editor] TEXAS QUAILS: Ecology and Management 2007, 1st edition, College Station. Presents the first complete assessment of the four species of quail found in Texas with a description of each and their habitat. The contributing experts also discuss management practices, hunting issues, economics and diseases. 512pp w/132 photos, 18 maps, graphs & tables, bibliography, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, new…….40.00


18) Brenner, Anita & George R. Leighton THE WIND THAT SWEPT MEXICO: The History of the Mexican Revolution 1910-1942 1943, 1st edition, NY. 187 pages are devoted to historic photographs assembled by Leighton. 302pp with photos, sources, index. HB tan cloth, very good....55.00


19) Browning, James A. VIOLENCE WAS NO STRANGER: A Guide to the Grave Sites of Famous Westerners 1993, 1st edition, Stillwater. Browning spent many years researching and tracking down information on the lives and grave sites of over one thousand famous characters of the Old West who died with their boots on. He gives brief biographies of the individuals plus detailed directions to their grave sites. 341pp w/photos, appendices, index. HB/DJ, scarce…….85.00 SOLD


20) Caldwell, Clifford R. DEAD RIGHT: The Lincoln County War 2011, 1st hardcover edition, limited to 100 copies, Mountain Home. From the back cover: “…a historically accurate, concise and factual interpretation of the people, places and occurrences in the Lincoln county War.” It also contains a chronology of events, and brief biographical sketches of many of the major participants. 339pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new, SIGNED…….75.00


21) Cancelmo, Jesse TEXAS CORAL REEFS 2008, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. A beautifully photographed look at the coral reefs off the coast of Texas, with a knowledgeable firsthand narrative. Folio HB/DJ, as new……24.95


22) Carrozza, Anthony R. THE DUKES OF DUVAL COUNTY: The Parr Family and Texas Politics 2017, 1st edition, Norman. A comprehensive study of the Parr family’s political activities that drove South Texas politics for more than seventy years and critically influenced the course of the nation. 427pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]….29.95


23) Carter, Capt. R. G. ON THE BORDER WITH MACKENZIE or, Winning West Texas From the Comanches 20071st printing of the new edition by Texas State Historical Society, Austin. With a new foreword by Charles M. Robinson III. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the best sources on the Federal cavalry campaigns against the Indians in the 1870s.” Carter was under Mackenzie during the Indian campaigns out of Fort Concho which ultimately led to the surrender of the last warring Comanches after the Palo Duro fight. His unit also participated in other battles and skirmishes. 563pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, fine copy………………...45.00 SOLD

23b) Another edition—On the Border With Mackenzie—2007, trade paperback, new……..29.95


24) [COLEMAN COUNTY] FOUR YEARS IN THE COLEMAN JAIL: Daughter of Two Sheriffs by Leona Bruce. 1982, 1st edition, Austin. The author reminiscences about her youthful life while living in a small-town county jail from 1914 to 1918. Her father, the sheriff of Coleman County at the time, was John Banister, formerly of the Texas Rangers. 143pp w/photos, index. HB, red leather w/gold lettering……………65.00


25) [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: *Limitation of 300 copies quoting the author in newspaper article pasted inside front cover.] SOLD


26) Connor, Seymour V. [editor] BUILDERS OF THE SOUTHWEST 1959, 1st edition, Lubbock. Biographical and historical resumes of successful men—ranchers, farmers, bankers, educators, and some companies—who made positive contributions to the social, cultural and economic development of the plains country of West Texas. 321pp w/photos, index. HB/no dj as issued..30.00


27) Cutright, Paul Russell THEODORE ROOSEVELT THE NATURALIST 1956, 1st edition, NY. “A biography of Roosevelt as a naturalist, from his boyhood days of birdwatching, sketching and collecting through his famous expeditions in later years to Africa and South America.” 297pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ very good…….35.00


28) DeShields, James T. THEY SAT IN HIGH PLACES: The Presidents and Governors of Texas 1940, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Biographies of early leaders of Texas. 484pp w/portraits. HB/DJ [dust jacket has a tape repairs, and hinge has been tastefully re[paired with tape, overall a very good copy] scarce……85.00


29) Dewlen, Al THE BONE PICKERS 1958, 1st edition, 1st printing, McGraw-Hill, NY. A realistic and controversial novel of Texas that reddened the faces of certain Amarillo families. 408pp. HB/DJ near fine in unclipped dust jacket, very scarce…..300.00


30) Dixon, Olive K. LIFE OF BILLY DIXON: Plainsman, Scout and Pioneer 1927, revised edition, Southwest Press, Dallas. A lengthy subtitle reads: “A narrative in which are described many things relating to the early Southwest, with an account of the fights between Indians and buffalo hunters at Adobe Walls and at Buffalo Wallow for which Congress voted the Medal of Honor to the survivors.” 251pp with some interesting period photos. HB tan cloth, very good…..55.00


31) 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 very good copy with only minor wear around edges of dust jacket…..150.00 SOLD


32) Dobie, J. Frank THE MERRY CHRISTMAS TALE of BIGFOOT WALLACE and the HICKORY NUTS 1936, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, Austin. 7 page Christmas greeting. Stapled wrappers, fine copy, SIGNED and numbered….125.00


33) 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 a very good copy with moistures stain on outside of back board and a chip at lower spine of dust jacket…….100.00 [condition noted] SOLD


34) Dobie, J. Frank & John William Rogers FINDING LITERATURE ON THE TEXAS PLAINS: With a Representative Bibliography of Books on the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie 1931, 1st edition, Dallas. Rogers gives a biographical sketch of Dobie, and talks about much of his writing; the book listings by Dobie were his first attempt at compiling a bibliography on Southwest literature. 57pp w/frontispiece photo of Dobie. HB tan boards w/maroon cloth covered spine, very good…….85.00


35) Dobie, J. Frank THE FLAVOR OF TEXAS 1975, 2nd edition, Jenkins Publishing Co., Austin. Features 16 of Dobie’s favorite stories of episodes in Texas history. 166pp w/illustrations, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy……45.00


36) Douglas, C.L. JAMES BOWIE: The Life of a Bravo 1944, 1st edition, Dallas. The life story of James Bowie, creator of the Bowie Knife, his loves, his duels, battles, and fall at the Battle of the Alamo. 216pp w/illus, bib. HB/DJ dj chipped at spine…90.00 SOLD


37) Dykstra, Robert R. THE CATTLE TOWNS 1968, 1st edition, NY. “The untold story” of the citizens of five important cattle centers: Abilene, Ellsworth, Dodge City, Wichita, and Caldwell. 386pp w/maps, photos, appendix, index. HB/DJ…40.00


38) Exley, Jo Ella Powell FRONTIER BLOOD: The Saga of the Parker Family 2001, 1st edition, College Station. A chronicle of the Parker clan, with some new insight into the last “white” years of Comanche captive, Cynthia Ann. 331pp w/photos, genealogies, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..35.00


39) Fehrenbach, T.R. LONE STAR: A History of Texas and the Texans1968, 1st edition, NY. This well-written narrative is considered one of the best comprehensive histories of Texas. 751pp w/index. HB/DJ, a fine copy….75.00 SOLD


40) Fehrenbach, T.R. COMANCHES: The Destruction of a People 1974, 1st edition, NY. An authoritative and complete history of one of the most powerful Plains Indian tribes. Illustrated w/2 maps, 37 black- and-white photographs, and 8 color plates by George Catlin. 557pp w/bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine……85.00


41) Fort Worth Petroleum Club Historical Committee [compilers] OIL LEGENDS OF FORT WORTH 1993, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Contents of this well-rounded history include: “The Fort Worth Petroleum Club” by Scott Sprier; “Texas Oil and the Fort Worth Pioneers” by Mack Williams; “Foundations: The Legacy of Fort Worth Oil” and “Oil Companies” also by Sprier; “Oil Refineries” by Todd Connelley and Ray Wilkerson; and many biographical sketches of pioneer oilmen by several contributors; and much more. 294pp w/photos, index. Folio HB bound in leather with gold decorations……65.00 SOLD


42) Freeman, Douglas Southall R. E. LEE: A Biography 1947, reprint edition, NY. 4 Volumes. The complete and most extensive biography of Robert E. Lee. Includes many illustrations, maps, appendices, bib, indices. 4 volumes all hardback w/decorated covers, all four volumes red cloth w/embossed spine and covers, underlining throughout. The set of 4 volumes = 85.00 [underlining noted]


43) 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


44) 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


45) Gipson, Fred FABULOUS EMPIRE: Colonel Zack Miller’s Story 1946, 1st edition, Boston. [Gipson’s first book.] Intro by Donald Day. The story of the 101 Ranch in Oklahoma and its famous Wild West Show. 411pp. HB/DJ [bright dj has light edgewear, overall a very good copy] SIGNED…….100.00

45b) Another copy – Fabulous Empire – 1946, 1st edition, not signed, lacks dust jacket …….65.00


46) Gipson, Fred COWHAND: The Story of a Working Cowboy 1977, 2nd edition, College Station. True story of Fat Alford, a West Texas cowhand. 216pp. HB/DJ fine copy…..40.00


47) Graves, John GOODBYE TO A RIVER 1960, 2nd printing of the 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Russell Waterhouse. 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, very good, SIGNED [no inscription]..125.00 SOLD


48) 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 SIGNED [no inscription]….125.00 SOLD


49) Greene, A.C. THE LAST CAPTIVE 1972, 1st edition, 1st state*, Encino Press, Austin. Greene’s study is a third version of the story that was originally published as INDIANOLOGY in 1899, and again in 1927 by J. Marvin Hunter as NINE YEARS AMONG THE INDIANS. 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.Greene issued a version combining the two earlier versions as well as other accounts of Lehmann into a single narrative... At the end of each chapter, Greene analyzes the previous text, compares the previous two versions, introduces supporting material from other sources, and offers cogent commentary.” 161pp w/photos, bibliography. HB/DJ, very good…165.00 (*NOTE: 1st state information: When this book was issued by Encino Press, the first few copies had the wrong photo of Lehman on the dj, the cover of the book, and immediately before the title, all of which were corrected. This is one of the few copies of the true first edition that were issued before the error was discovered.)


50) Haley, J. Evetts ROBBING BANKS WAS MY BUSINESS: The Story of John Harvey Bailey, 1973, 1st limited edition of 200 copies, Canyon. Illustrations by Theda Ray. The life story of a bank robber whose heyday was during the 1920s and ‘30s. 210pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ in blue cloth slipcase, fine condition, numbered and SIGNED by Haley and Bailey, with an additional inscription and signature by Haley.………575.00


51) [HALEY, J. EVETTS] J. EVETTS HALEY: A True Texas Legend by Bill Modisett. 1996, 1st limited softcover edition of 700 copies, Midland. Introduction by Elmer Kelton. An up close and personal look at the intriguing author/historian. 213pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. Trade paperback, inscribed/SIGNED……….45.00 SOLD


52) Harrigan, Stephen BIG WONDERFUL THING: A History of Texas 2019, 1st edition, Austin. “A tour de force by a New York Times best-selling author that captures the rich history of a state that sits at the center of a nation, yet defiantly stands apart.” 925pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……34.95


53) Hertzog, Carl & Tom Lea [designers/compilers] FORT BLISS, ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY, 1848-1948 1948, 1st edition, El Paso. Incidental sketches by H. Schrek; map by Jose Cisneros. 24 unnumbered pages with photos and historical text. Folio softcover with extended edges showing wear and faint water mark at upper front cover……50.00


54) Hillerman, Tony HILLERMAN COUNTRY: A Journey Through The Southwest With Tony Hillerman 1991, 1st edition, NY. Photographs by Barney Hillerman. Text and photos paint a vivid picture of the Southwest country that inspired Tony Hillerman’s characters and settings for his novels. 239pp w/index. Folio HB/DJ very good…….40.00


55) 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


56) Hinton, Ted (as told to Larry Grove) AMBUSH: The Real Story of Bonnie and Clyde 1979, 1st edition, Bryan. Author was part of the posse that tracked down and ambushed the notorious couple.211pp with photos, app, index. HB/DJ fine, scarce.135.00


57) Hope, Welborn FOUR MEN HANGING: The End of the Old West 1974, 1st edition, Oklahoma City. The author witnessed the hanging of four men in Ada, Oklahoma, in 1909. He was the lad looking in from a break in the wall when the photo was taken. 145pp w/photos. Small HB/DJ, very good condition…….150.00


58) [HOWARD, ROBERT E.] THE LAST CELT: A Bio-Bibliography of Robert E. Howard by Glenn Lord. 1976, 1st edition, West Kingston. This book about Howard, creator of Conan, is divided into four major sections: Autobiography; Biography; Bibliography; and Miscellanea. An invaluable reference work for the collector of Howard’s works. HB/DJ very good…55.00


59) [HOWARD, ROBERT E.] DARK VALLEY DESTINY: The Life of Robert E. Howard, the Creator of Conan by Sprague de Camp, et al. 1983, 1st trade edition, Blue Jay Books, NY. A definitive biography of Howard, and his life and relationships in and around Cross Plains, Texas. 402pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ near fine copy..30.00


60) Hunter, J. Marvin THE STORY OF LOTTIE DENO: Her Life and Times 1959, 1st ed, Bandera. Intriguing story of a gambling lady who left the gambling dens of San Antonio to ply her trade in the rough and tumble frontier town of Old Fort Griffin. There she crossed paths with the likes of Doc Holliday and Big Nose Kate, among others. Hunter tracked her down and found she spent her later days in obscurity in Deming, New Mexico. 199pp w/photos. HB/DJ fine copy…….75.00


61) Hutchinson, W. H. & R. N. Mullin WHISKEY JIM and a KID NAMED BILLIE 1967, 1st limited edition of 600 copies, Clarenden. Illustrations by H. D. Bugbee. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “The story of Jim Greathouse and some of his cattle-rustling experiences, his association with Billy the Kid, and his murder by Joel Fowler.” 41pp w/biblio. HB—no dj as issued…45.00


62) Jackson, Jack LOS MESTENOS: Spanish Ranching in Texas, 1721-1821 1986, 1st edition, College Station. A massive study that “chronicles in great detail the hundred years of Spanish ranching that came before Mexico, and subsequently Texas, gained independence. [Jackson] shows the feral increase of the early herds, the conflicts over ownership of the mestenos, the emergence of the Spanish dynasties, and the attempts of the colonial governments to regulate the industry.” He also shows how Anglo cattlemen adapted to the hispanic culture of cattle raising. 704pp w/illustrations by the author, appendices, biblio, index. HB/DJ fine..85.00


63) James, Bill C. JIM MILLER: The Untold Story of a Texas Badman 2001, revised edition, Wolfe City. Edited by Robert W. Stephens. A look at the life of the man suspected of killing Pat Garrett, and who wound up on the wrong end of a rope for other misdeeds. 101pp w/illustrations, bibliography. HB/DJ, fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED…….55.00


64) [JEFF DAVIS COUNTY] JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS by Lucy Miller Jacobson & Mildred Bloys Nored. 1993, 1st edition, Fort Davis. A massive, detailed history of this Trans-Pecos border county from prehistoric to present times: Espejo Expedition; Fort Davis; Civil War days; Victorio campaign; Jesse Evans gang, and other outlaws; cattle ranching; more. 676pp w/many photos, endpaper maps, many family histories chronologically by era, notes, bib, index. Folio HB, cream cloth, a fine copy SIGNED by both authors……..225.00


65) [JEFF DAVIS COUNTY] EARLY HOMES AND BUILDINGS OF FORT DAVIS, TEXAS by Mildred Bloys Nored & Jane Wiant. 1997, 1st edition, Bloys Books, Ft. Davis. Photos and historical sketches of some ninety buildings in Fort Davis. 112pp w/maps, index. Folio HB black leather cover boards w/gold lettering, SIGNED by both authors, fine copy…..80.00


66) [JEFF DAVIS COUNTY] FORT DAVIS, TEXAS, 1583-1960 by Barry Scobee. 1963, 1st edition, El Paso. A thoroughly researched account of the history of Fort Davis from the time of the Spanish explorers. Includes information on Indian wars in West Texas with a chapter devoted to Colonel Grierson’s month-long campaign against Victorio; Milton Favor, the first cowman west of the Pecos; Texas Rangers and outlaws; wagon trains; the coming of the telegraph and railway; and the fort’s establishment as a national historic site.. 220pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, very good copy, SIGNED………..165.00 SOLD


67) [JEFF DAVIS COUNTY] FRONTIER CROSSROADS: Fort Davis and the West by Robert Wooster. 2006, 1st edition, College Station. Not only is this a good military history of the remote garrison, but it gives insight into the daily life of the soldiers and their dependents and other civilians on the post and in the surrounding area. 210pp w/maps, photos, notes, index. HB/DJ..29.95


68) Johnson, Frank W. A HISTORY OF TEXAS AND TEXANS 1914, 1st edition, The American Historical Society, Chicago & New York. FIVE VOLUMES. “Edited and brought to date by Eugene C. Barker with the assistance of Ernest W. Winkler.” Jenkins: BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This work combines the memoirs of an early Texas leader with the scholarship of two of Texas’ ablest historians. In addition, it includes several hundred biographies of early and prominent Texans which are of value to the historian and genealogist…the biographies are more reliable and more lengthy than those found in Handbook of Texas.”Johnson spent thirty years gathering material and died in 1884 while doing research for this excellent history of Texas from Spanish exploration through the end of the 19th century.. At Barker’s suggestion, the manuscript was finally published thirty years later. 5 volume set all in blue cloth (two volumes have splits at the spines with sound contents, the other three volumes are very good and sound) very scarce as a complete set…….5 volume set = 225.00 SOLD


69) Katz, Friedrich THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PANCHO VILLA 1998, 1st edition, Stanford. "The lifework of a great historian, this book is without rival as a biography of one of the enigmatic figures of the 20th-century. With scrupulous detail and objectivity, and with a fluid narrative style, the author has reconstructed the dazzling trajectory of Pancho Villa from his obscure origins, through his years as cowboy, trader, outlaw, and revolutionary military figure, to his tragic and bloody downfall. This is the book on Villa.." -Adolpho Gilly. 985pp w/photos, appendices, bibliography, index. Variant binging in softcover…..40.00


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


71) King, Grace, et al FROM MUSKETS TO MOHAIR: The History of Fort Terrett 1992, 1st limited edition of 1500 copies, Waco. Original drawings by Clyde Heron. This book gives a complete history of this little known pre-Civil War frontier outpost (1852-1854). Located in Sutton county, it has long been a part of the Fort Terrett Ranch headquarters. Includes frontier military routine and fort operations; biographical sketches of men who served at the fort; background of the ranch and its landowners; one chapter on “Redskins, Rustlers, and Rangers;” cowboys and sheepherders; and a look at the ranch in modern times. An important contribution to the history of West Texas’ settlement and ranching. In two sections—Part One: The Fort; Part Two: The Ranch. 301pp w/many photos (some in color), maps, notes, bibliography, index. Hardback w/gilt lettering and design, scarce…..85.00


72) Lackey, Jerry TAMING TEXAS’ FRONTIER: True Stories of Perseverance and Survival 2020, 1st printing, Ballinger. Stories of old trail drivers, Indian fighters, and early day settlers of the Lone Star state. 228pp w/photos. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available] SIGNED…..24.95

[NOTE: SIGNED copies of Lackey’s “HOMESTEAD: Pioneers of Texas’ Frontier” Volumes I through V are also available at $24.95 each]


73) Lane, Walter P. [edited/annotated by Jimmy L. Bryan, Jr.] THE ADVENTURES AND RECOLLECTIONS OF GENERAL WALTER P. LANE, A San Jacinto Veteran, Containing Sketches of the Texan, Mexican and Late Wars, with Several Indian Fights Thrown In. 2000, this edition limited to 500 copies, DeGolyer Library, Dallas. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “One of the best Texas military memoirs, this is also a prime source on the period from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War. No Texas hero spent more time in the thick of the action than Lane, and his memoirs are meaty with anecdotes and incidents relating to the revolution, the Indian campaigns, the Mexican War, and the Civil War.” 216pp w/notes, bib, index. HB gray cloth…80.00 SOLD


I have a limited quantity—some stories never before published!

74) Lanning, Jim & Judy [editors] COWBOY MEMORIES: The Writings of Mrs. Anne McAulay 1987, 1st edition, privately published by the editors, Winters. The editors: “While doing research for a larger book, we became familiar with the writings of Mrs. McAulay, who served as a field interviewer for an area of West Texas [for the WPA, 1938]. She is the daughter-in-law of W.L. McAulay, whose story is included in this book.” Authentic cowboy stories from West Texas. 114pp, wrprs……25.00


75) Lasater, Laurence M. TAILWIND BOTH WAYS: A Cowman’s Chronicle 2008, 1st edition, Albany. A West Texas rancher tells of his experiences from ranching in the “wilds” of Mexico* to marketing cattle nationally and internationally, and of surviving the market crashes of the 1970s and the drought of the ‘90s. 304pp w/photos. HB/DJ, fine copy…29.95


76) Martin, James C. & Rodney Sidney Martin MAPS OF TEXAS AND THE SOUTHWEST, 1513-1900 1984, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Reproduced here are fifty maps that represent every historically significant map of Texas and the Southwest from 1513 to 1900. 174pp w/sources, suggested reading, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ vg+, scarce......70.00


77) McCaslin, Richard B. FIGHTING STOCK: John S. “Rip” Ford of Texas 2011, 1st edition, Fort Worth. A comprehensive biography of Ford that brings us insight into his life as a physician, lawyer, legislator, and editor of several newspapers, aspects that seem to have been overshadowed by previous emphasis on his Ranger and soldier activities. 391pp w/illustrations, map, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new……29.95


78) 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


79) Meinzer, Wyman & Henry Chappell PORTRAIT OF A TEXAS RANCH: 6666 2004, 1st edition, Lubbock. Foreword by Red Steagall; afterword by Mike Gibson. A definitive study of the Four Sixes ranch in northwest Texas that has thrived successfully for four generations. Stunning color photography by Meinzer. 160 pages. Folio HB/DJ fine copy….45.00


80) Meinzer, Wyman TEXAS SKY 1999, 2nd printing, UT Press, Austin. Introduction by John Graves. Over “one hundred photos reveal the beauty, drama, unpredictability, and sheer expanse of Texas’ sky.” 132pp w/color photos, sources. Folio HB/DJ..27.50


81) Meinzer, Wyman & Henry Chappell PORTRAIT OF A TEXAS RANCH: 6666 2004, 1st edition, Lubbock. Foreword by Red Steagall; afterword by Mike Gibson. A definitive study of the Four Sixes ranch in northwest Texas that has thrived successfully for four generations. Stunning color photography by Meinzer. 160 pages. Folio HB/DJ….45.00


82) Mellard, Frank Courtney THE DREAM OF A YOUTHFUL COWBOY 1957, 1st edition, Marfa. Reminiscences of a West Texas cowboy and rancher, with information on the JA, T-Bar, and other ranches. 71pp w/photos. Softcover /SIGNED, scarce, very good copy…..60.00 SOLD


83) [MENARD COUNTY] ) THE FREE STATE OF MENARD: A History of the County by N.H. Pierce 1946, 1st edition, Menard. A well-rounded county history with much on early settlement, Indian fights, Fort McKavett, Texas Rangers, schools, ranches, railroads, pioneer biographical sketches, list of Menard County veterans. 213pp w/photos. HB/DJ, very scarce…275.00 SOLD


84) Nixon, Pat Ireland, M.D. A CENTURY OF MEDICINE IN SAN ANTONIO: The Story of Medicine in Bexar County, Texas 1936, 1st edition, San Antonio. An interesting study of frontier medicine, from before the Alamo to the early part of the Twentieth century. Includes biographies of some notable Bexar County physicians; much more. 405pp w/illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index. HB red cloth, no dust jacket as issued, fine copy……..65.00 SOLD


85) Parks, Aline & Dudley Cramer [editors] EARLY RANCHING IN WEST TEXAS 1986, limited edition of 1,000 copies, Snyder. A combined printing of two softcover books published in 1971 & 1972 by the Snyder Unit of the Ranch Headquarters Association: 1) First Cattlemen on the Lower Plains of West Texas, and 2) Early Ranching and Water Sources in West Texas. Includes profiles of many West Texas ranches and ranchers, including the NUN, Mooar Brothers and Shannon, Bush and Tillar’s Triangle, Pyron Ranch, George Elkins, Spur, the 24, John B. Slaughter and the Long S, and others. 110pp with many period photos, endpaper maps, index. Folio HB maroon cloth w/pictorial cover, scarce…..55.00 SOLD


86) Pearce, W. M. THE MATADOR LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY 1982, 2nd printing, Norman. Reese, SIX-SCORE: :One of the best modern ranch histories. The Matador was a Scottish owned ranch of vast proportions. Its history is interesting not only as a prominent ranch, but also as a case study of what happened to [foreign] investors after the cattle boom was over.”. 244pp w/photos, maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good copy……60.00 SOLD


87) [PECOS COUNTY] TEXAS’ LAST FRONTIER: Fort Stockton and the Trans-Pecos, 1861-1895 by Clayton W. Williams. Edited by Ernest Wallace. 1982, 1st edition, College Station. A chronological narrative history of the settling of the Texas frontier from the time the Fort Stockton post was abandoned to Confederate units in 1861 through the Indian battles for control of the region, to the time when frontier order arrived. 457pp w/maps, illustrations, photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ, very good copy………..65.00


88) 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…160.00 SOLD


89) Powell, Peter J. SWEET MEDICINE: The Continuing Role of the Sacred Arrows, the Sun Dance, and the Sacred Buffalo Hat in Northern Cheyenne History 1969, 1st edition, OU Press, Norman. TWO VOLUMES. Volume 100 in the Civilization of the American Indian Series. An interesting in-depth history and cultural study of the Cheyenne. Much on Custer and the Little Big Horn fight. 935pp w/illus, index. Two volumes HB in slipcase…..100.00 SOLD


90) [PRESIDIO COUNTY] THE CIBOLO CREEK RANCH by John B. Poindexter. 2000, 2nd edition, Houston.A Brief History of the Big Bend Country of Texas, A Biography of the Founder of the Ranch, Don Meliton Favor, and His Times, and An Account of the Restoration of the Ranch and its Historical Structures.” 89pp w/maps, photos, endnotes. Folio softcover with pictorial cover, a very good copy…..45.00


91) Rak, Mary Kidder MOUNTAIN CATTLE 1936, 1st edition, Boston. A witty memoir about the author’s life on the Old Camp Rucker Ranch in Arizona. 275pp w/illustrations by Charles Owens. HB/DJ has light edgewear……95.00


92) Ratchford, Fannie E. [editor] THE STORY OF CHAMP D’ASILE As Told by Two of the Colonists 1937, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, The Book Club of Texas, Dallas. Translated from the French by Donald Joseph. In 1817, some 150 French exiles settled in a fort near the mouth of the Trinity River. When the Spanish began a march toward the fort, the settlers fled to Galveston where they were caught in a hurricane. Aided by Jean Lafitte, the survivors returned to Louisiana. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best contemporary account of the ill-fated colony of Napoleonic refugees in Texas.” 180pp w/illustrated endpapers. HB, a nice copy in a slipcase that has minor scuffing along front edge, scarce…….200.00 SOLD


93) Rollins, Gary (’58) RETURN TO JUNCTION: Smokey the Bear and other Aggie Football Stories 2020, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Rollins tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the Bear Bryant era in Texas A&M football, a time that began amid “the goat-head stickers and dust” of a practice field in Junction, Texas. 181pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ new [multi-copies] 24.95


94) [SCARBOROUGH, DOROTHY] THE WIND by Anonymous. 1925, 1st edition, NY. [. Later printings of this title credited Dorothy Scarborough as the author.] The classic novel of a woman driven crazy by the incessant West Texas wind. 337pp. HB green cloth, minor edgewear, hinges beginning to crack…….200.00


95) Schreiner, Charles, III A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE TEXAS RANGERS 1969, 1st edition, Mountain Home. Includes biographical sketches of fifty-seven notable Texas Rangers, plus hundreds of photos of many more Rangers and of the equipment they used. 267pp w/photos, index. Folio HB/DJ, jacket has tiny chips at corners, overall a very good copy…..225.00


96) Schwettmann, Martin W. SANTA RITA 1943, 1st limited edition of 440 copies, Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Tom Lea. A history of the landmark oil field that blew in on May 28, 1923, and forever changed the history of West Texas. HB mustard cloth in publisher’s plain brown dust jacket, fine copy, this is number 53………..135.00 SOLD


97) Skaggs, Jimmy M. et al [editors] CHRONICLES OF THE YAQUI EXPEDITION 1972, 1st printing, West Texas Museum Ass., Lubbock. Introduction by William Curry Holden; illustrated by Peggy Rogers. Diaries of three members of a 1934 expedition to study and record the history and culture of the Yaqui Indian tribe of northern Mexico. 234pp w/ill, notes, index. HB…..25.00 SOLD


98) Sleeper, Gary W. T’LL DO MY OWN DAMN KILLIN’: Benny Binion, Herbert Noble, and the Texas Gambling War 2006, 1st edition, Fort Lee. The story of Benny Binion, who was a horse trader, bootlegger, and “boss gambler” of Dallas and Fort Worth before he founded the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Las Vegas. This is the detailed story of his bloody feud with Noble for control of the Dallas-Fort Worth gambling underworld. 264pp w/photos, appendices, biblio, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……85.00 SOLD


99) Smith, Diane Solether THE ARMSTRONG CHRONICLE: A Ranching History 1986, 1st ed, San Antonio. Edited and with a prologue by Holland McCombs. An epic history of the generations-old ranching empire on the southern prairies of Texas [Willacy County] which was established by Texas Ranger John B. Armstrong. Includes a lot of history concerning the early development of South Texas. 358pp w/photos, maps, chapter notes, bibliography, appendices, index. HB decorated boards……95.00 SOLD


100) Sonnichsen, C.L. THE EL PASO SALT WAR OF 1877 1973, reprint edition, El Paso. Typography by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Jose Cisneros. An interesting account of the war that broke out when one man tried to take over the salt deposits near El Paso. 68pp w/references, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..50.00


Packed with historical facts and data about Texas! Out-of-print in hardback

101) Stephens, A. Ray TEXAS: A Historical Atlas 2010, 1st edition, Norman. Cartography by Carol Zuber-Mallison. A wealth of historical information with sections devoted to indigenous peoples, Spanish exploration and settlement; Mexican Texas; Republic of Texas; annexation and statehood; Civil War and Reconstruction; late nineteenth century which includes the Indian wars and the cattle range; modern Texas, and much more. 418pp w/illus, maps, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, very good, SIGNED…….65.00 SOLD

101b) Another copy – Texas: A Historical Atlas – 2010, 1st edition, HB/DJ, not signed……………50.00 SOLD


102) Stoecklein, David DON’T FENCE ME IN: Images of the Spirit of the West 1996, 1st edition, Ketchum. “Through a decade of photography spanning ten Western states, Stoecklein depicts the modern-day cowboy at work and at play, at sunrise, and sunset, in all kinds of weather.” 204pp w/photos, illus. Folio HB/DJ near fine……75.00


103) [TARRANT COUNTY] HISTORIC PHOTOS OF FORT WORTH text and captions by Quentin McGown. 2007, 2nd printing, Nashville. Interesting photos with captions that follow life, government, education and events throughout the city’s history. 206pp w/notes. Folio HB/DJ near fine copy…..37.50 SOLD


104) Taylor, Edith Wharton MONEY ON THE HOOF: Sometimes 1974, 1st edition, Ft. Collins. Intro by Ben K. Green. History of the Fort Worth Stock Yards. 115pp w/bibliography, appendix. HB/DJ very good……..45.00 SOLD


105) Taylor, Lonn & David B. Warren TEXAS FURNITURE: The Cabinetmakers and Their Work, 1840-1880 (Volume 1) 2012, revised edition, Austin. Foreword by Miss Ima Hogg. “Provides a detailed introduction to the art of cabinet making and to the works of Texas cabinet makers. 222 (full-page) representative pieces of furniture, accompanied by detailed descriptions that include the maker, date, materials, measurements, history, owner, and analysis of each piece. Also includes illustrations and descriptions of tools, types of woods used and information on more than 850 craftsmen working in Texas between 1850 and 1870.” 387pp w/illus, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, new……60.00


106) Taylor, Lonn & David B. Warren TEXAS FURNITURE: The Cabinetmakers and Their Work, 1840-1880 (Volume 2) 2012, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by Don Carleton. This volume presents over 150 additional pieces of furniture that were not included in Volume One. 336pp w/color photos, notes, biblio, index. Folio HB/DJ, new…….65.00


107) Thompson, Jerry [editor] CIVIL WAR IN THE SOUTHWEST: Recollections of the Sibley Brigade 2001, 1st edition, College Station. Tells the story of the Sibley Campaign in the words of actual participants, including William Lott Davidson and six other members of the Sibley Brigade that invaded New Mexico Territory. 195pp w/maps, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, as new….32.50


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

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


109) Torres, Elias L. TWENTY EPISODES IN THE LIFE OF PANCHO VILLA 1973, 1st edition, Austin. [translated by Sheila M. Ohlendorf] “The twenty stories included in this volume illustrate the various moods and motives of Villa’s personality...” HB w/pictorial cover, fine copy...45.00 SOLD


110) Underwood, Rodman L. DEATH ON THE NUECES: German Texans Treue der Union2000, 2nd printing, Austin. The dark history of a Civil War incident in which German Unionists, while attempting to flee to Mexico, were captured and killed in the Texas Hill Country. 172pp w/illustrations, sources, index. HB/DJ fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED..35.00 SOLD


111) [VAL VERDE COUNTY] SO THIS IS LANGTRY by Grace Barnes & Beth Gault. 1946, 1st printing, Boerne. A tourist guide for the border town that once was home to Judge Roy Bean and his unorthodox means of justice. 32pp w/photos, map. Softcover, near fine copy, SIGNED……22.50


112) Walker, Dale L. THE BOYS OF ’98: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders 1998, 1st edition, NY. The complete, colorful story of the regiment, led by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, that went to war over Cuba. 304pp w/maps, sources, index. HB/DJ……30.00 SOLD


113) Weniger, Del THE EXPLORERS’ TEXAS: The Lands and Waters 1984, 1st edition, Austin. Through extensive research of early journals, Weniger is able to help us experience the landscapes and waterscapes of pre-development Texas through the eyes of those early explorers. Excellent natural history study. 224pp w/maps, illus, endpaper map of Texas counties, endnotes, biblio, index. Folio HB w/decorated cover, very scarce…..225.00


114) Weniger, Del THE EXPLORERS’ TEXAS: Volume 2, The Animals They Found 1997, 1st edition, Austin. This volume gives a unique look at the sights and sounds of the many animals discovered by Texas’ early explorers. 200pp w/maps, illus, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ fine copy…..40.00


115) Williams, Robert H. HUB: Champion Cutting Horse 1975, 2nd printing, Quanah. Illustrated by Robert A. Gartland. The story of a champion West Texas cutting horse of the 1880s and 1890s,beautifully illustrated. Oblong folio HB/DJ……30.00 SOLD


116 ) Wister, Owen ROOSEVELT: The Story of a Friendship, 1880-1819 1930, 3rd printing of the 1st edition, The MacMillan Co., NY. Classmates at Harvard, the Wister, western author, and Theodore Roosevelt, adventurer and politician, were fast friends for forty years. 372pp w/photos. HB blue cloth……..55.00


117) [WILLIAMS, O.W.] OSCAR WALDO WILLIAMS: Saga of a Pioneer Spirit, 1853-1894 edited and with a Foreword by Janet Williams Pollard; and Introduction by Jim N. Hammond. 2020, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, privately published by the editor Pollard, Abilene. From the intro: “…in essence, this is an autobiography stitched together from [Williams’] own letters and articles published by the family, his personal journal and other writings from his personal collection…Historical context has been added in the form of endnotes to further explain significance and ideas.” Includes some poignant memories by Pollard, Williams’ grand-daughter. 309pp w/photo section, and Williams’ historically annotated maps, notes, appendices. HB w/decorated boards and brown cloth spine, a fine production, SIGNED by editor. (My supply of signed copies is very limited!)……..95.00


A nice collection of firearms books (more to follow in next month’s catalog!)

118) [FIREARMS] STANDARD CATALOG OF REMINGTON FIREARMS by Dan Shideler. 2008, Krause Publications, Iola. 700+ full-color photos with more than 2,000 collector values. 288pp w/index. Folio HB w/pictorial boards………30.00 SOLD

119) [FIREARMS] 2007 STANDARD CATALOG OF WINCHESTER FIREARMS by Joseph M. Cornell. 2007, 1st edition, Krause Publications. More than 350 full-color photos w/up-to-the-minute, real world values, accurate detailed descriptions. 286pp w/ appendix which includes serial numbers for select Winchester firearms; model index. Folio HB w/decorated boards, fine..30.00

120) [FIREARMS] STANDARD CATALOG OF SMITH & WESSON: Over 770 Models in 6 Grades of Condition by Jim Supica & Richard Nahas. 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 bears the name ‘Smith & Wesson.’ Includes production data. 432pp w/photographs, appendices, model index. Folio HB/DJ, near fine, SIGNED by Supica………85.00

121) [FIREARMS] GUNS OF THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR by Clifford R. Caldwell. 2009, 1st edition, Mountain Home. This book covers the guns that would have been available to the participants of the Lincoln county War as well as the few guns known to have been used by them, i.e. Pat Garrett, The Kid, John Tunstall, Bob Ollinger, and others. 104pp w/photos, appendices, bibliography, index. Softcover, as new , SIGNED…..35.00

122) [FIREARMS] BILL RUGER’S .22 PISTOL: A Photographic Essay of the Ruger Rimfire Pistol by Don Findley. 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, SIGNED…90.00

123) [FIREARMS] A HISTORY OF THE COLT REVOLVER and Other Arms Made by Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufac-turing Company from 1836 to 1940 by Charles T. Haven & Frank A. Belden. Cr1940, reprint, NY. A history of the invention and development of the Colt Revolver, plus a complete record of the types and models of Colt firearms produced from 1836 to 1940. 711pp w/100s of photos and illus, glossary, index. Folio HB/DJ beginnings of cracked hinge, otherwise very good…..27.50

124) [FIREARMS] GUN DIGEST BOOK OF THE REMINGTON 870 by Nick Hahn. 2012, 1st edition, Iola. History and pertinent information about the world’s most popular pump action shotgun. 256pp w/illus. Folio HB w/pictorial boards…..45.00

125) [FIREARMS] LUGERS AT RANDOM by Charles Kenyon, Jr. 1959, 1st edition, Handgun Press, Chicago. A detailed identify-cation guide and catalog of the many variations of the Luger pistol. 416pp w/100s of photos. Oblong folio HB ..45.00 SOLD

126) [FIREARMS] WINCHESTER MODEL 94: a Century of Craftsmanship by Robert C. Renneberg. 2009, revised and expanded edition, Krause Publications, Iola. A definitive history and study of the most successful lever-action rifle ever produced. 256pp w/illustrations. Folio HB w/pictorial boards, fine……75.00 SOLD

127) [FIREARMS] RUGER & HIS GUNS: A History of the Man, The Company and Their Firearms by R.L. Wilson. 1996, 1st edition, NY. Features over 185 color and over 100 black-and-white illustrations. 358pp w/illus, bibliography, index. Oblong Folio HB/DJ fine copy….45.00

128) [FIREARMS] STEEL CANVAS: The Art of American Arms by R.L. Wilson. 2004, reprint edition, Chartwell Books, New Jersey. A panorama of America’s extraordinary engravers and embellishers of arms from the 1700s to modern day. The works of hundreds of makers as well as over 300 hand-engravers are represented. 383pp w/illus, bib, notes, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ..30.00

129) [FIREARMS] THE WORLD OF BERETTA: An International Legend by R.L. Wilson. 2000, 1st edition, Random House, NY. A richly illustrated history and identification guide to the world’s oldest gunmaker. 370pp w/photos, notes, appendices, bibliography, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ fine copy…….55.00

130) [FIREARMS] THE HISTORY OF WINCHESTER FIREARMS by Dean K. Boorman. 2001, 1st edition, NY. History and descriptions of all the models with more than 150 full-color photos. 128pp w/illus, index. Folio HB/DJ fine……..32.50

131) [FIREARMS] THE HISTORY OF BROWNING FIREARMS by David Miller. 2006, 1st edition, Guilford. “A wonderfully illustrated chronicle…” 128pp w/illustrations, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine…….32.50

132) [FIREARMS] WINCHESTER SHOTGUNS by Dennis Adler. 2006, reprint, NY. Foreword by R.L. Wilson. A fully illustrated history of the Winchester shotguns, with facts, figures, and history. 309pp w/index. Oblong folio HB/DJ….35.00

133) [FIREARMS] BLACK POWDER REVOLVERS: Reproductions & Replicas by Dennis Adler. 2008, 1st edition, Blue Book Publications, Minneapolis. Cover the many 2nd and 3rd generation reproductions manufactured since 1959. Lavishly illustrated. 252pp w/illustrations, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, fine copy…..45.00

134) [FIREARMS] COLT BLACKPOWDER REPRODUCTIONS & REPLICAS: A Collector’s & Shooter’s Guide by Dennis Adler. 1998, 1st edition, Blue Book Publications, Minneapolis. An interesting chronicle of the history and production of Colt black powder pistols. 288pp w/illus, index. Folio softcover, the stiff cover has separated from the text block, else very good…38.00

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