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Catalog #310, December


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


2) Alexander, Bob OLD RIOT, NEW RANGER: Captain Jack Dean, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshall 2018, 1st edition, Denton. Biography of Dean, who is one of only five men to be a Texas Ranger and a President-appointed United States Marshall. His story includes details of many true-crime calamities: double murders, single murders, negligent homicides, suicides, jailbreaks, manhunts, armed robberies and home invasions, kidnappings, public corruption, sexual assaults, illicit gambling, car-theft rings, dope smuggling, and arms trafficking. 522pp w/photos, endnotes, index. HB/DJ, new, SIGNED….34.95


3) 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


4) [ARCHEOLOGY] WILSON-LEONARD: Am 11,000-year Archeological Record of Hunter-Gatherers in Central Texas assembled and edited by Michael B. Collins. 1998, 1st edition, Archeological Studies Program, Report 10, Austin. FIVE VOLUMES

Vol. I: Introduction, Background, and Syntheses; Vol. II: Chipped Stone Artifacts; Vol. III: Artifacts and Special Artifact Studies; Vol. IV: Archeological Features and Technical Analyses; Vol. V: Special Studies.. an extensive study of the site west of Round Rock in Central Texas. 1852pp w/photos, illustrations, maps, charts,. Five volumes in original wraps, fine condition..the set = 250.00 SOLD


5) [ARCHEOLOGY] POINTS AND TOOLS OF THE TEXAS INDIANS by W.R. Davis. 1983, 1st edition, privately published by the author, Amarillo. An illustrated guide to identification and aging of points and tools found in Texas. 61pp w/illustrations. Folio wrprs, spiral binding…..95.00 SOLD


6) [ARCHEOLOGY] CLOVIS REVISITED: New Perspectives on Paleoindian Adaptations fro Blackwater Draw, New Mexico by Anthony T. Boldurian & John L. Cotter. 1999, 1st edition, Philadelphia. A study of archeological expeditions by Edgar B. Howard from 1933 through 1937.145pp w/illus, references, index. Folio wrappers, fine copy….35.00 SOLD


7) [ART] REMEMBERING H.D. BUGBEE: The Artist of the Plains by Delbert Trew. 2004, 1st edition, Alanreed. Includes a biography, and notes about the many Bugbee drawings that are included. 86pp w/bibliography of Bugbee’s works. Oblong folio softcover, SIGNED………....40.00 SOLD


8) [ART] CHARLIE DYE: One Helluva A Western Painter by Paul Weaver. 1981, 1st edition, Peterson Prints, Los Angeles. Foreword by Joe Beeler. From 1957 to 1973 Dye produced more than 250 oil paintings depicting western scenes. In this study of his work there are fifty full-color reproductions, plus many pen-and-and drawings¸ plus biography. 135pp Folio HB/DJ…..45.00 SOLD


9) [ART] .] H.W. CAYLOR: Frontier Artist 1981, 1st edition, College Station. Introduction by Joe Pickle. Caylor was a landowner and stockman who also successfully practiced art in West Texas. 53 full-color paintings and numerous black-and-white sketches are reproduced here. 124pp. Oblong folio HB/DJ….35.00


New from Ed Ashurst!

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) Bacha-Garza. Roseann, et al [editors] THE CIVIL WAR ON THE RIO GRANDE, 1846-1876 2019, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Few know of the dramatic events that took place in far South Texas or the complex history of ethnic tensions and international intrigue and the clash of colorful characters that marked the unfolding and aftermath of the Civil War in the Lone Star State. This book focuses on the region’s forced annexation from Mexico in 1848 through the Civil War and Reconstruction. 126pp w/illus, maps, notes, bib, index. HB boards w/decorated cover, new ……45.00


12) Barker, Eugene C. THE LIFE OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN: Founder of Texas 1793-1836 1968, reprint edition by De Capo Press, NY. New introduction Seymour V. Connor. Jenkins: BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “There is no question that Barker’s biography of Austin is the finest yet written. It is one of the greatest contributions to our understanding of Texas. No one has known more about Austin; no one has understood the Austin era as well as Barker.” 551pp w/maps, illus, bib, index. HB/DJ very good…45.00


13) [BEXAR COUNTY] HISTORY OF THE ORDER OF THE ALAMO: Volume Three circa 1959, 1st edition, np. The order of the Alamo was founded in 1909 as an enlarged observance of the Battle of San Jacinto This volume details the individual corona-tions and activities of the Order from 1940 through the brilliant 1959 Court of Courts. Many photos illustrate a year-by-year account of the Order showing the Coronations, Royal Household, Noble Visitors, etc., and the elaborate robes and ceremony on display. Approximately 350 unnumbered pages w/photos, index. Folio HB blue cloth with embossed lettering and decorations……..225.00


14) Bolton, Herbert Eugene TEXAS IN THE MIDDLE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: Studies in Spanish Colonial History and administration 1970, reprint of a 1915 University of California Publications in History, Austin. “A monumental work and work and the most important single volume on the Spanish colonial period of Texas History.” 501pp w/notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good copy……45.00 SOLD


15) Boone, “Pecos” Pate THE BOONE BOYS: Frontiersmen and Their Great Wild West Show 1976, 1st edition, Christoval. Pecos recounts his family’s early days on the Texas frontier, and their life as cowboys and rodeo performers. 152pp w/photos. HB red cloth w/embossed cover…..55.00


16) Braudaway, Douglas Lee RAILROADS OF WESTERN TEXAS 2000, 1st edition, Charleston. The story of the Southern Pacific Railroad’s early days and the towns that sprang up as it was built across West Texas. Among the 200+ photos are some spectacular images of the Pecos High Bridge. 128pp w/maps. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]…..21.99


17) Brown, John Henry INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS [1896] 1st edition, L.E. Daniel, Publisher, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is Brown’s most important book and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early pioneers. The information was gathered over his entire fifty years in Texas, and the text was compiled shortly before his death. Although he felt his History of Texas was his major contribution, that work pales beside Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas for interest, information, and reliability.” Much on early history of Texas, with many details of Comanche depredations, and extensive biographical sketches of Texas pioneers. 762pp w/illustrations, index. Folio HB, original brown leather binding, secure hinges—a tape repair to the original front decorated endpaper which had been torn top bottom, and the rear free endpaper has been replaced—overall a very good copy in its original state, rare ………1,250.00


18) Burns, John, et al INTERWOVEN FAMILY MEMORIES 2008, 1st edition, limited to 1,000 copies, Houston. A collection of three small hardcover books encased in a cloth slipcase, consisting of memoirs written decades ago by members of the Reynolds-Matthews ranching families of early West Texas. Originally issued as privately printed pamphlets that were illustrated with old family photographs. The three stories with photos included are: Summers At Lambshead (48pp) by John Burns; Reminiscences (50pp) by Ethel Matthews Casey; and Uncle Bennie’s Limb (48pp) by Glenn H. Reynolds. Set of 3 volumes in slipcase… 45.00


19) Capps, Benjamin THE WARREN WAGONTRAIN RAID 1974, 1st edition, NY. A good account of the famous raid by the Kiowa chiefs Satanta, Big Tree, and Tsatangya that left seven men dead and several wounded. This account also gives much detail about the aftermath and subsequent trials of the chiefs. 304pp w/map, photos, sources, notes, index. HB/DJ fine copy….45.00 SOLD


20) Carroll, John M. (editor) THE BLACK MILITARY EXPERIENCE IN THE AMERICAN WEST 1971, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, NY. The black soldier’s role in the West is documented in this massive 591 page volume. It carries their epic history from Estevanico, the black conquistador, through the Indian wars and through the final cavalry charge in Arizona Territory during the 1918 Battle of the Yaqui Indians. There’s an interesting section on Medal of Honor winners. A special feature of this volume is the reproduction of over 60 works of art by many noted western artists that deal with the black military experience. Besides drawings by Remington and Russell, other more contemporary artists include Paul Rossi, Jose Cisneros, Nick Eggenhofer, Joe Grandee, Stanley Long. Many incidents logged here are told by either actual participants or recounted by able historians. 591pp w/illus, bib, notes, index. HB/DJ, minor wear along edge of dust jacket, very good…..65.00 SOLD


21) Clavin, Tom TOMBSTONE: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride From Hell 2020, 3rd printing, NY. “Clavin provides fresh insights and previously overlooked details to bring this thrilling chapter of American frontier history to vivid and everlasting life.” 386pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ new [multiple copies available]……29.99


22) Clendenin, George COMMON RANGELAND PLANTS of WEST CENTRAL TEXAS 2016, 1st edition, College Station. “This field guide and management reference to the Concho River watershed of west central Texas offers general descriptions of more than 200 plant species, including  information about the plant’s growing period, growth form, livestock and wildlife value, and special management issues. Accompanying photographs give the reader an idea of what the plant looks like on the range and which identifiable features, such as flowers, fruit, or leaf shape, are most important to that particular plant.” Much more. 590pp w/maps, illus, charts, app index. Flexbound (with flaps), new……..45.00


23) Cook, James H. FIFTY YEARS ON THE OLD FRONTIER: As Cowboy, Hunter, Guide, Scout, and Ranchman 1957, 1st printing of the new edition w/changes and additional illustrations, Norman. A new foreword by J. Frank Dobie; intro by Charles King. Dobie, LIFE AND LITERATURE: “Cook came to Texas soon after the close of the Civil War and became a brush popper on the Frio River. Nothing better on cow work in the brush country and trail-driving in the seventies has appeared.” A western frontier narrative with much on cowboys, outlaws, and the Indian wars. The author participated in the cowboy gunfight with New Mexico lawman Elfega Baca and gives a good account of that incident. 253pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ very good….50.00 SOLD


24) Cox, Ella Lane ETTERS OF A TEXAS OIL DRILLER’S WIFE 1959, 1st edition, NY. These one-sided letters give an intimate look at life in the oil fields of Borger and Pampa, Texas, during the oil boom days from 1927 to 1931.222pp. HB/DJ..45.00 SOLD


25) Crawford, Lewis F. RANCHING DAYS IN DAKOTA, and, CUSTER’S BLACK HILL’S EXPEDITION OF 1874 1950, 1st edition, Baltimore. Edited and with an intro by Usher L. Burdick. Tells about many of the early day ranchers in Dakotas. Includes some interesting range photos. The last chapter deals with the Custer expedition that opened up the Black Hills territory for white settlement. 110pp w/illus. HB/DJ green cloth w/gilt lettering on spine, fine copy w/plain brown DJ in protective cover…...125.00


26) [CROCKETT COUNTY] YESTERYEAR IN OZONA AND CROCKETT COUNTY by V.I. Pearce. 1980, 1st edition, Talley Press (San Angelo) Editing by Elmer Kelton. Author recounts his days as a youngster on his ranch in Crockett County in the early part of the 20th-century: cowboys, sheepmen and cattlemen, much more. 137pp w photos, map endpapers. HB/DJ, fine copy..75.00


27) [CROCKETT COUNTY] OZONA COUNTRY by Allan R. Bosworth. 1964, 1st edition, NY. Author relates some history of Crockett County along with his own early day experiences in the region. Photos. 238pp w/photos, biblio. HB/DJ very good…35.00


28) Cutbirth, Ruby Nichols ED NICHOLS RODE A HORSE 1943, 1st edition, Dallas. Frontispiece by Jerry Bywaters. “Salty reminiscences of an old-time cowboy and peace officer who has ridden through most of the history of Bosque County, Texas.” This narrative in Nichols’ own words, as told to his daughter. 134pp. HB/DJ, fine copy…..125.00


29) [DALLAS COUNTY] ) Hammond, William J. & Margaret F. LA REUNION, A French Settlement in Texas by William J. & Margaret F. Hammond. 1958, 1st edition, Dallas. History of a failed attempt to establish a socialist French Colony near Dallas in 1855.152pp w/notes, bib, index. HB/DJ very good…….60.00


30) 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


31) Dobie, J. Frank et al [ed’rs] MUSTANGS AND COW HORSES 1940, 1st edition, Austin. Texas Folklore Society Publication No. XVI (1940). Horse lore by many well-known contributors, including Dobie, Florence Fenley, George Catlin, Robert Denhardt, Badger Clark, John A. Lomax, Riley Aiken, and others. Illustrations by many western artists, including Charles M. Russell, Will James, Ross Santee, and endpaper drawings by H.D. Bugbee. Highly sought after as “the richest assemblage of material on range horses ever published.” (Dobie/Dykes 44 & 44). 429pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ [unclipped dust jacket has some foxing, now in protective cover]….150.00 SOLD

31b) Another copy—Mustangs and Cow Horses—also 1st edition, HB/DJ Has chips and tape repair….95.00 SOLD


32) 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 [unclipped dust jacket has some foxing, now in protective cover]….150.00


33) Douglas, C.L. THE GENTLEMEN IN THE WHITE HATS: Dramatic Episodes in the History of the Texas Rangers 1934, 1st edition, Dallas. Dan W. Roberts; Jack Hays; John Hughes; McNelly and the Cortina War; Capt. Bill McDonald; Indian fights; capture of John Wesley Hardin; much more. 205pp w/illustrations. HB maroon cloth/no dj, scarce….55.00


34) Dunlap, Ralph L. [compiler] MASONS IN EARLY LINCOLN COUNTY PRIOR TO 1900 no date, 1st printing, Lincoln. One chapter devoted to Masonic members embroiled in the Lincoln County War. 32pp w/illus, biblio. Folio wraps……75.00 SOLD


35) [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


36) [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


37) [FIREARMS] THE HISTORY OF REMINGTON FIREARMS by Roy Marcot. 2005, 1st edition, Lyons Press, Guilford. An illustrated chronicle of one of the most famous and legendary gunmakers. 128pp w/illustrations, index. Folio HB/DJ….32.50


38) [FIREARMS] CIVIL WAR WEAPONS by Graham Smith. 2011, 1st edition, Chartwell Books, NY. Details of the weaponry used by both side of the Civil War. 256pp w/illustrations. Folio HB/DJ……30.00


39) Fisher, O. C. THE SPEAKER OF NUBBIN RIDGE: The Story of the Angora Goat 1985, 1st edition, San Angelo. This book traces the history of the Angora goat from its remote ancestry, and chronicles the efforts of many Central Texas Angora goat industry pioneers. 73pp w/photos, bibliography. Folio HB/DJ near fine, SIGNED……50.00


40) [FORT BEND COUNTY] WHARTON’S HISTORY OF FORT BEND COUNTY by Clarence R. Wharton. 1939, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A comprehensive history of the county from its earliest days as part of Austin’s Old 300 through the end of the 19th Century. 250pp w/foldout map, illustrations, appendices, index. HB nice copy in blue cloth, very scarce........150.00 SOLD


41) Frazier, Robert W. FORTS OF THE WEST: An Indispensable Handbook of all Presidios and Military Forts West of the Mississippi up to 1898 1965, 1st edition, OU Press, Norman. A prime reference that lists all pertinent information about the military posts, listed alphabetically within the state they were located. 246pp w/maps, illus, index. HB/DJ very good…….35.00


42) [FRIO COUNTY] HISTORICAL SKETCH OF MOORE, TEXAS edited by Mrs. T.E. Terry. 1971, 1st edition, np. Historical articles and biographical sketches of many early day settlers of Moore. 131pp w/photos. Folio wraps, fine….40.00 SOLD


43) 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


44) Gelo, Daniel J. et al COMANCHES AND GERMANS ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER: The Ethnology of Heinrich Berghaus 2017, 1st edition, College Station. A translation of an important 19th-century study of German-Native American relations that reveals valuable insights into Native American languages, and cultural anthropology of three tribes: the Comanches, Soshones and Apaches. 256pp w/maps, ill, Comanche language glossary, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..34.95


45) George, Mary Hollers PEARL SETS THE PACE 2020, 1st edition, State House Press, Kerrville. Tells the story of two landmark companies and a mighty San Antonio dynasty: Pearl Beer, and Pace Picante Sauce. 71pp w/illustrations, index. Softcover, new, [multiple copies available]………19.95


46) Graves, John SELF-PORTRAIT, WITH BIRDS: Some Semi-Ornithological Recollections 1991, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, Chama Press, Dallas. Wood engravings by John DePol. 36pp. Author’s essays about people who hold a special place in his memory, all of whom were associated with birds and contributed to his knowledge of them. This book was winner of the third annual Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design. Folio HB, quarter bound in forest green leather with title stamped in 23k gold on the spine, in slipcase. Publisher’s announcement brochure laid in. SIGNED by Graves……..175.00 SOLD


47) Graves, John A JOHN GRAVES READER 1996, 1st edition, Austin. An anthology of Graves’ writings that appeared in his Goodbye to a River, Hard Scrabble, and From A Limestone Ledge which represent various stage’s of the author’s life and writing career. 398pp. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED…….100.00


48) [GRAVES, JOHN] JOHN GRAVES AND THE MAKING OF GOODBYE TO A RIVER: Selected Letters, 1957-1960 edited by David s. Hamrick. 2000, 1st edition limited, Houston. Introduction by First Lady of Texas Laura Bush. A compelling behind-the-scenes look at Graves’ classic and unforgettable work. 105pp w/photos, bibliography. HB fine, SIGNED…110.00 SOLD


49) 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 near fine copy SIGNED [no inscription]….125.00 SOLD


50) ) Graves, John BLUE AND SOME OTHER DOGS 1981, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. Any dog owner will appreciate this heartwarming story of a man and his dog. 29 pages with photos. HB (no dj as issued) SIGNED , as new……..90.00 SOLD


51) Green, Bill THE DANCING WAS LIVELY: Fort Concho, Texas: A Social History, 1867 to 1882 1974, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, San Angelo. Author tapped new sources to provide this look at frontier military social life and to give us an interesting look at how the post resident’s fought boredom and loneliness. Chapters on shelter and sanitation; supply; daily routine, social life and diversions. 146pp w/maps, photos and illustrations, bib, notes, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, inscribedSIGNED….75.00 SOLD


52) Green, Dr. Ben K. THE COLOR OF HORSES: The Scientific and Authoritative Identification of the Color of the Horse 1974, 1st edition, Flagstaff. With 34 full-color paintings by Darol Dickinson. Green “has taken the research of thirty years and created an easily-read and well-documented book on how color occurs and can be identified in horses.” A real treasure for horse-lovers. 127pp. Folio HB/DJ [dust jacket has small ½ inch chip at lower front corner, otherwise very good]…..100.00


53) Green, Donald E. PANHANDLE PIONEER: Henry C. Hitch, His Ranch, and His Family 1979, 1st edition, Norman. Series editor, Odie B. Faulk. The Hitch ranch (now a grand farming enterprise) encompasses the three corners of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. 294pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…..30.00


54) Greene, Jeffrey WATER FROM STONE: The Story of Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve2008, 2nd printing, College Station. Illustrations by Margaret Bamberger. The story of the ranch and nature conservancy in Blanco County. 218pp w/map, illus, index. HB/DJ, as new….27.95


55) Guyer, James S. PIONEER LIFE IN WEST TEXAS 1938, 1st edition, Brownwood. Includes the author’s reminiscences about his life on the range; buffalo hunting; non-lethal encounter with Indians, trail driving; and memories of men he met, such as Charles Goodnight, Billy the Kid (whom he met in 1877), Judge Roy Bean, and others. 185pp w/illus. HB red cloth w/pictorial cover...65.00


56) Gwynne, S. C. EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches 2010, reprint, NY. “A thrilling account of the Texas frontier in the 19th century, a vivid description of the Comanche nation, …” 371pp w/notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ a fine copy of this hard-to-find first edition…..185.00


57) Hail, Marshall KNIGHT IN THE SUN: Harper B. Lee, First Yankee Matador 1962, 1st edition, Boston. Nineteen illustra-tions by Tom Lea. “A biography of the forgotten man in bull fighting.” 234pp w/appendix, bibliography. HB/DJ edgewear…45.00


58) Haley, J. Evetts THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS, and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado 1929, 1st edition, Lakeside Press, Chicago. Chandler Robinson, J. EVETTS HALEY and the Passing of the Old West: “The first edition consisted of 1,380 copies, and was withdrawn from circulation soon after it was published.” Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “Haley’s first book, this is nevertheless one of the best examples of his scholarship. John L. McCarty called it ‘a monumental work’ and Chandler Robinson [Haley bibliographer] termed it ‘an epic account of the largest and most famous ranching operation of the early West. It is one of the most highly regarded landmarks in the literature of the cattle country.’... Shortly after publication, Haley and the owners were sued for libel by members of the Spikes family, about whom defamatory remarks were made in the chapter entitled “A Long Fight For Law.” The book was withdrawn from circulation and lawsuits ensued.” This is one of the rarest and most highly sought after books on the cattle range. 261pp w/photos, app, index. Hardback, green cloth w/decoration (no dj, as issued),near fine copy ….750.00


59) Haley, J. Evetts, Jr. [editor] COWBOYS WHO RODE PROUDLY: Carrying Cattle…and the Methods of Handling Them edited by Evetts Haley, Jr. 1992, 1st edition, Midland. Has 28 biographical essays about life on the range after the closing of the South-western frontier. Some folks featured include Clay McGonagill; the Cowboy Keltons; Bill Scarborough; John Selman; Young Bell, Tom Blasingame; and many other characters of the West. Fifteen contributors, including Elmer Kelton; Jane Pattie; Lawrence Clayton; Paul Patterson and others. Illustrated by 11 artists, including Joe Beeler; Tom Ryan; Wayne Baize, and others.) 287pp w/index. Folio HB/DJ……59.95


60) [HEREFORD CATTLE] THE STORY OF THE HEREFORDS by Alvin H. Sanders1914, 1st edition, Chicago. “An account of the origin and development of the breed in Herefordshire, a sketch of its early introduction into the United States and Canada, and subsequent rise to popularity in the western cattle trade, with sundry notes on the management of breeding herds.” HB w/pictorial label, some scuffing to spine edges, otherwise a sound copy, scarce…..135.00


61) [HIDALGO COUNTY] RANCH LIFE IN HIDALGO COUNTY AFTER 1850 by Emilia Schunior Ramirez. 1971, 1st printing, New Santander Press, Edinburg. This account of life in the county was originally written by the author’s mother in 1954 and never published. Includes names of ranches and their locations; also a description of hispanic borderland customs. 26pp w/illustrations. Folio wrprs, fine copy……45.00 SOLD


62) Holmes, Floyd J. INDIAN FIGHTS ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER a now very scarce 1927 reprint of the rare 1894 edition, Ft. Worth. The Indian fights and atrocities in this book were first recorded by pioneer E.L. Deaton, and deal mostly with incidents around the Texas counties of Comanche, Brown, Erath, Hamilton, and some adjoining counties. Most incidents recorded were just prior to and during Civil War years. 161pp. HB, maroon faux leather wrappers, very good copy, exceedingly scarce...375.00 SOLD


63) House, Aline THE CARRASCO TRAGEDY: Eleven Days of Terror in the Huntsville Prison 1975, 1st edition, Texian Press, Waco. On July 24, 1974, three armed convicts sized the Walls Unit of Huntsville Prison and kept twelve hostage under siege for nearly twelve days. 142pp w/maps, photos. HB/DJ dust jacket has scuff marks and edgewear, now in protective cover….75.00


64) Hoyt, Henry F. A FRONTIER DOCTOR 1929, 1st edition, Boston. Intro by Frank B. Kellogg. Author’s reminiscences shed light on the life of a doctor in frontier times. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “A well-written and interesting book with some material on Billy the Kid and life in old Tascosa. The author’s on Billy the Kid is correct. He also gives some new material on Jesse James…” 260pp w/photos. HB/DJ has tiny chip at bottom of spine, otherwise near fine copy……110.00


65) Hunter, J. Marvin [editor] THE TRAIL DRIVERS OF TEXAS 1925, 2nd revised edition, Nashville, Two volumes in one. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “This vast compilation of original accounts by old trail drivers is one of the best cattle books, and the largest collection of first-hand narratives of the range cattle industry... [it] is an essential foundation book for any range library.” Adams, HERD: “...the most important single contribution to the history of cattle driving on the western trails.” 1,044pp w/photos. HB blue cloth w/gold lettering, very good condition with intact hinges, minor scuffing around cover edges……..225.00


Important books of the Texas Rangers history!

66) Ivey, Darren L. THE RANGER IDEAL: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, Volume 1 2017, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. Capsule biographies of the seven inductees who served Texas before the Civil War. He begins with Stephen F. Austin, “the Father of Texas,” then covers John C. Hays, Ben McCulloch, Samuel H. Walker, William A. A. “Bigfoot” Wallace, John S. Ford, and Lawrence Sul Ross. 672pp w/illus, endnotes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]………39.95


67) Ivey, Darren L. THE RANGER IDEAL: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, Volume 2 2018, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. Here are the stories of twelve more Texas Ranger Hall of Fame inductees: John B. Jones, Leander H. McNelly, John B. Armstrong, James B. Gillett, Jesse Lee Hall, George W. Baylor, Bryan Marsh, and Ira Aten, James A. Brooks, William J. McDonald, John R. Hughes, and John H. Rogers. 798pp w/endnotes, bib, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……….44.95


68) Jackson, Joaquin ONE RANGER: A Memoir and ONE RANGER RETURNS 2008/2009, first limited edition of 500 copies, UT Press, Austin. TWO VOLUMES, BOXED SET. Jackson’s recounting of his forty-year career as a Texas Ranger in South Texas and far West Texas. Both volumes HB red cloth spine on gray cloth boards. This set is #493, each volume SIGNED by Jackson.

The set = $250.00



69) Kelton, Elmer THE COWBOY WAY 2020, 1st edition, NY. This is the third book in a series of Elmer’s early short story

collections all compiled by his son and daughter, Steve and Kathy. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies]…………………………25.99

70) Kelton, Elmer WILD WEST 2018, 1st edition, NY. Second book in the series. HB/DJ [new, multiple copies]…………….27.99

71) Kelton, Elmer HARD RIDE 2020, 1st trade paperback edition, NY [out-of print in hardback] HB/DJ, new, multi-copies…18.99


Great gift idea for the Kelton fans!

72) Kelton, Elmer SANDHILLS BOY: The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer 2010, reprint, edition, NY. Kelton’s delightful memoir is followed by an afterword by his wife of sixty years, Anna Kelton. 252pp. w/photos. Trade paperback, new, multiple copies available……19.99

72b) I have a few out-of-print 1st edition hardbacks for $35.00


73) Kemp, Ben W. [with J.C. Dykes] COW DUST AND SADDLE LEATHER 1968, 1st edition, Norman. Life story of a 19th-century Texas/New Mexico cowman/lawman who crossed paths with the likes of Black Jack Ketchum, the Apache Kid, Dallas Stoudenmire, James Gillett, Ranger Captain George W. Baylor, and others. 300pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ [dust jackt chipped, now in protective cover]…….45.00


74) Kendrick, Robb [photographer] STILL: Cowboys at the Start of the Twenty-First Century 2008, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. Tintypes by Kendrick. “An eloquent collection of tintype cowboy photographs taken on ranches across 14 states, as well as in British Columbia, Canada and Mexico. The [148] photographs reveal the rich variety of people who are drawn to the cowboying life…Kendrick tells the backstory of the project in his photographer’s notes, while also inter-weaving stories from the cowboys themselves.” 232pp. HB/DJ, new……..50.00


75) Kennedy, William TEXAS: The Rise, Progress, and Prospects of the Republic of Texas 1925, two-volumes-in-one reprint of the 1841 edition, Fort Worth. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the most comprehensive account of Texas published during its decade as an independent nation, and a work of such profound influence that it was a key factor in gaining English recognition of Texan independence.” Jenkins also quotes Homer S. Thrall, who said of Kennedy’s work: “His style is clear; his facts well-arranged; his descriptions of the country just and striking; and his personal sketches of leading men remarkably true and life-like.” Includes the author’s description of his tour in 1838-39; an extensive geographical and natural history section; and early history with commentary on contemporary men and events. 939pp w/2 large foldout maps, appendices [which include various constitutions under which Texas was ruled]. HB red cloth w/some light scuffing at spine, a sound copy, and scarce [this copy signed by Senator Ralph W. Yarborough]…..150.00 SOLD


76) [KIMBLE COUNTY] ) IT OCCURRED IN KIMBLE AND HOW: The Story of a Texas County by O. C. Fisher. 1981, 2nd limited edition of 1,000 copies, San Angelo. Considered one of the more interesting Texas county histories with accounts of Indian fights, early day murder cases, outlaw roundups, and more. 237pp w/photos, app.HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED (no inscription).150.00


77) Laine, Tanner COW COUNTRY 1969, 1st edition, Hereford. Stories of West Texas with emphasis on cattle ranching. Interspersed among the stories is “Face of a Cowboy” which has photos and biographical sketches of many West Texas ranchers and cowboys. 340pp w/photos, index. Folio hardback w/pictorial cover, SIGNED….45.00 SOLD


78) Laine, Tanner CATTLE CALL 1975, 1st edition, Seagraves. West Texas cattle ranching stories including “Faces of Cowboys” which has more photos and biographical sketches of about two hundred West Texas ranchers and cowboys. Folio HB ..40.00 SOLD


79) Langellier, John P. SCOUTING WITH THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS: Lieutenant Powhattan Clarke, Frederic Remington, an the Tenth U.S. Cavalry in the Southwest 2020, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. The remarkable story of two unlikely comrades –Clarke and Remington—“tells much about the final stages of the Wild West and the United States’ emergence on the international scene. Along the way Geronimo, The Apache Kid, “Texas” John Slaughter, and others played their roles in Clarke’s brief, but compelling drama.” 436pp w/illus, endnotes, bib, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available] SIGNED……34.95


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


81) Lindheim, Milton THE REPUBLIC OF THE RIO GRANDE: Texans in Mexico, 1839-40 1964, 1st limited edition of 175 copies, W.M. Morrison, Waco. An account of a little known and unsuccessful rebellion against Santa Anna’s Mexico by a small band of rebels seeking to create a new state in northern Mexico. Includes biographical sketches of participants: Antonio Canales, Reuben Ross, Antonio Zapata, Wm. S. Fisher, Rafael Vasquez, Sam W. Jordan and Juan N. Seguin. 17pp. Wrprs….50.00 SOLD


82) London, Marvin F. INDIAN RAIDS IN MONTAGUE COUNTY 1977, 1st edition, Saint Jo. Tells of many raids and depredations by Indians in Montague County. 100pp w/photos. HB w/decorated cover, very scarce, SIGNED………165.00 SOLD


83) Lowman, Al PRINTING ARTS IN TEXAS 1975, 1st edition limited to 395 copies, Austin. Forward by Stanley Marcus; illustrations by Barbara Holman; design by William R. Holman. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best history of fine printing in Texas...Al Lowman provides careful description and studied analysis of the best books published in Texas.” 107pp w/illustrations, index. Folio HB mustard cloth w/decoration, publisher’s prospectus laid in, very good copy…..165.00 SOLD


84) Marshall, J.T. THE MILES EXPEDITION OF 1874-1875: An Eyewitness Account of the Red River War 1971, 1st edition, The Encino Press, Austin. Edited by Lonnie J. White. Marshall was a newspaperman who served as a civilian scout for Colonel Nelson A. Miles. His “account of people, places and events that he saw and heard talked about in and around the Indian country in northwestern Texas, the Indian territory and western Kansas in the years of 1874 and 1875 includes what is probably the best running description in existence of the troops commanded by Colonel Miles…” 74pp w/photos, endpaper maps, notes, index.

HB w/decorated cover, fine in transparent dust jacket…..35.00 SOLD


85) McCarty, John L. ADOBE WALLS BRIDE: The Story of Billy and Olive King Dixon 1955, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. This story of the famous buffalo hunter and scout and his wife came mostly from interviews with Mrs. Dixon. 281pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ very good copy….60.00 SOLD


86) McGowan, Stanley S. THE TEXAS TONKAWAS 2020, 1st edition, State House Press, Kerrville. This chronological account looks at the tribe’s triumphs and struggles over the course of a century, and places the story in a larger historical narrative of shifting alliances, cultural encounters and economic opportunity. 212pp w/maps, photos, notes, index. Softcover, new [multi-copies]..29.95


87) 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 SOLD


88) Miller, Thomas Lloyd BOUNTY and DONATION LAND GRANTS OF TEXAS, 1835-1888 1967, 1st edition, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This work is the most important published guide to early military service records in Texas …a mine of information on the land system and land grants.” Includes an explanation of the complicated sources consulted, an authoritative treatment of the legislative history of military land grants, and history of the Court of Claims. 894pp w/illus, lists of grantees for bounty and donation land grants, appendices, bibliography, glossary, index. HB/DJ, near fine, very scarce…..185.00


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


90) O’Keefe, Rufe COWBOY LIFE 1936, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Author’s memoirs cover his days in the late 19th-century as working ranch hand, trail driver, ranch manager, then as cattle trader in the Texas Panhandle around Canyon. 244pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ, very good {there is a presentation inscription by noted historian/author H. Bailey Carroll]….135.00 SOLD


91) [PALO PINTO COUNTY] HISTORY of PALO PINTO COUNTY (Word of Mouth Family History) 1978, 1st edition, Dallas. 304pp w/photos, historical articles, biographical sketches of many early pioneer families, family histories, and more. Folio HB blue leather w/decorated cover, tiny “pull” tear at top of spine, otherwise a very good copy, very scarce.......185.00


92) [PARKER COUNTY] HISTORY OF PARKER COUNTY and PICTORIAL HISTORY OF PARKER COUNTY 1980/1985, 1st edition, Taylor Pub., Dallas. TWO VOLUMES. Volume I contains many historical articles about the county, plus 574 pages of family histories w/photos and index. Volume II has thousands of photos with historical captions, index. Both volumes Folio leather bound with embossed front cover, fine condition. Very scarce, especially as a set! The set of two volumes = $275.00 SOLD


93) [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. Volume I is devoted family histories, and has index to families listed, and the second volume with many 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 fine condition…..140.00


A genealogical gem!

94) [PEMBERTON PRESS] AN ABSTRACT OF THE ORIGINAL TITLES OF RECORD IN THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE…1838 1964, Reprint of the 18938 original by Pemberton Press, Austin. Introduction to the new edition by Mary Lewis Ulmer. Streeter, Bibliography of Texas: “This is one of the fundamental sources of information on the settlement of Texas, mostly for the period ending 1835.” The period actually covered is from the Spanish period through the Mexican grants and the opening of Texas to foreign settlement. The earliest grant is 1791, and the last one 1836 to a member of Austin’s Colony. 182pp. Folio HB w/cloth spine and corners over marbled boards……85.00 SOLD


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


96) Pirtle, Caleb, III & Michael F. Cusack FORT CLARK: The Lonely Sentinel On Texas’s Western Frontier 1985, 1st edition, Austin. Early Indian fights; Mackenzie’s unauthorized raid into Mexico; the Mexican Revolution era when Ft. Clark was a post used to guard the border; the Seminole Indian scouts; much more. 226pp with sources, photos, index. HB/DJ……45.00


97) Porter, Katherine Anne PALE HORSE, PALE RIDER 1939, early reprint of the first edition, Harcourt, Brace & Co., NY. Three short novels by this esteemed Texas author: Noon Wine; Old Mortality; Pale Horse, Pale Rider. 264pp. HB.DJ small 1 inch chip at dj spine, otherwise a very good copy now in protective cover…….85.00 SOLD


98) [RAILROADS] ALONG THE RIO GRANDE: Scenes on the Line of the Southern Pacific—Sunset route in West Texas circa 1890s, 1st printing, “compliments of Passenger Dept., Southern Pacific—Sunset Route. Rare early day railroad guide with contemporary photos and descriptive guide for scenes on both sides of the Rio Grande in West Texas and Mexico. 48pp w/photos. Oblong folio wrappers, fine condition, rare………450.00 SOLD


99) Raines, C.W. [editor] SPEECHES and STATE PAPERS of JAMES STEPHEN HOGG: Ex-Governor of Texas with a Sketch of His Life 1905, 1st edition, The State Printing Co., Austin. In the Preface, the editor describes Hogg as “an enemy to lawbreakers, but a friend to the law-abiding.” Hogg served as Texas Attorney General, then Governor of Texas from 1890 to 1895. 453pp. HB tan cloth with red, maroon and brown lettering, very good copy………65.00

100) Ransom, Harry Huntt THE OTHER TEXAS FRONTIER 1984, 1st edition, Austin. Edited by Hazel H. Ransom; Foreword by John Graves. Six essays about nineteenth-century Texas citizen who settled the frontier without guns, including Ashbel Smith, Sherman Godwin, and Swante Palm, others 72pp. HB/DJ, fine copy……30.00


101) Roland, Charles P. ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSTON: Soldier of Three Republics 1964, 1st edition, Austin. A thorough biography of a military officer who served the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederacy. 384ppw/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB fine copy lacking dust jacket…….55.00 SOLD


102) [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, very scarce 1st edition, very scarce…….200.00 SOLD


103) Schmidly, David J. VERNON BAILEY: Writings of a Field Naturalist on the Frontier 2018, 1st edition, College Station. “During his long career, Bailey kept detailed field notes, chronicling his travels and wildlife observations. These writings provide fascinating insight into not only people’s relationships with and efforts to understand wildlife but also the ways the country was rapidly growing and changing at the beginning of the twentieth century.” 452pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ, as new…..45.00 SOLD


104) 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, fine copy inscribed/SIGNED…..425.00


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

1927, 1st edition, 1st state, the “unexpurgated edition,” Boston. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “... has considerable range interest, and is rare due to a threatened lawsuit which prompted its suppression. [The first printing] is distinguished by the date of publication, 1927, being on the title page.” (This edition was recalled and a second revised printing without the date on the title page, and altered text--pages 120 through 268--was released.) This copy is the first state and includes all the material about his days with the Pinkerton Agency which brought on the lawsuit. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “The works of Siringo are essential to any range library.” Chapters on Billy the Kid, John Wesley Hardin, Clay Allison, Jim Miller, Tom Horn, and many others. 276pp. HB brown cloth….225.00 SOLD


106) Smith, Thomas Tyree FORT INGE: Sharps, Spurs, and Sabers on the Texas Frontier 1849-1869 1993, 1st ed, Austin. Interesting history of the old military post near Uvalde. The 2nd Dragoons, Mounted Rifles, 2nd Cavalry, and Buffalo soldiers were stationed at the post, as well as Confederate troops during the Civil War. Half of the post’s pre-1860 officers rose to the rank of general. 246pp with maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine….60.00 SOLD


107) Sonnichsen, C. L.THE GRAVE OF JOHN WESLEY HARDIN: Three Essays on Grassroots History 1979, 1st edition, College Station. The author presents what he has learned about history and the gathering of it in his two decades of research into Texas feuds. 90pp. HB/DJ……35.00


108) Sprague, Major J.T. THE TREACHERY IN TEXAS, The Secession of Texas, and the Arrest of the United States Officers and Soldiers Serving In Texas 1862, first printing, Printed for the Society, Press of the Rebellion Record, NY. “Read before the New York Historical Society, June 25, 1861.” Besides the reproachful paper by Major Sprague, there are numerous other documents and letters pertaining to the removal of the Federal soldiers from Texas at the outbreak of the Civil War. 35pp. Wrappers, a two inch split at the bottom of the spine, otherwise very good, very scarce……150.00


109) [STEPHENS COUNTY] FORT DAVIS: A Family Frontier Fort by Clifton Caldwell. 1986, 1st edition, Albany. An interesting history of the civilian frontier stronghold, and the people who lived there briefly from 1865 to 1866. Information on the Newcomb and Reynolds ranching families; John Selman and John Larn; and other pioneers. 31pp w/map, foldout artist’s sketch of the fort by Ronald Thomason, notes, sources. Softcover w/decorated cover, scarce…….45.00 SOLD


110) Tanner, Leon & Mary Kemp A PARKER COUNTY TEXAS COWBOY “ALL OVER” 2002, 3rd printing, Weatherford. A well-known Parker County rancher relates his experiences in Georgia, the Oklahoma Territory, on the XIT Ranch, and other places. Includes photographs of early Parker County ranching, and historical sketches of families, places and events in the county. Includes a chapter about Ben K. Green and his Parker County days WITH A 1931 photo. 222pp w/photos. HB, SIGNED……28.00 SOLD


111) Taylor, T. U. JESSE CHISHOLM 1936, 1st edition, Frontier Times Press, Bandera. Biographical and genealogical information about the founder of the Chisholm Trail, Jesse Chisholm, along with history of his cattle drives, etc. Also contains genealogy of the John Simpson Chisum family. Much information on both families. Includes a bibliography of Taylor’s published writings. 217pp w/photos, map, index. HB gray cloth, cover has some very minor scuffing to exterior…….175.00


112) [VICTORIA COUNTY] PICTORIAL HISTORY OF VICTORIA AND VICTORIA COUNTY: “Where The History of Texas Began” by Leopold Morris. 1953, 1st edition, San Antonio. Features many photographs and descriptions of Victoria County pioneers, cattlemen, trail drivers, lawmen, doctors, women, churches, prominent buildings and much more. Also a section with illustrations of the many cattle and horse brands of Victoria County; and information on the Taylor-Sutton Feud and John Wesley Hardin. Approximately 86 unnumbered pages. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy, scarce…..85.00


113) Weaver, bobby D. THE NATIONAL COWBOY & WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM: Changing Visions of the West 2020, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “As the author demonstrates in this no-holds-barred history of the Museum, the path from its humble origins to the esteemed position it occupies today led through some rough-and-tumble times, including a period of receivership. The autocratic style of the founding director, coupled with certain early less-than-ethical practices, forced the museum into what Weaver delicately terms “a legal tangle” that required a complete organizational and financial overhaul.” 286pp w/photos, endnotes, index. HB/DJ, new……29.95


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


115) Welch, June Rayfield RIDING FENCE 1983, 1st ed, Dallas. Many historical vignettes about the people and events of the border counties that shaped Texas history. 209pp w/photos, notes, references, index. Folio HB/DJ, SIGNED…35.00 SOLD


116) Wilbarger, INDIAN DEPREDATIONS IN TEXAS 1985, facsimile reprint of the original by State House Press, Austin. “Reliable account of battles, wars, adventures, forays, murders, massacres, etc., together with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters and frontiersmen of Texas.” Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This volume is the most thorough compilation of accounts of Indian warfare in Texas in the 19th century.” 691pp w/woodcuts credited to T.J. Owen (who was actually William Sydney Porter, aka O. Henry.) HB green cloth w/gold stamped decorations……39.95


117) Williams, J.W. OLD TEXAS TRAILS 1979, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Burnet. Edited by Kenneth F. Neighbors. This book is the result of Williams’ life-long search for the truth about Texas trails and the men who carved them out of the wilderness. Jenkins, BTB [p292]: “…a wealth of information on trails, roadways, and routes of early travelers in Texas between 1716 and 1886.” 447pp w/22 maps of Texas trails including two foldouts, more than 60 photos, bib, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..125.00


118 ) [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


119) Wilson, Maurine T. & Jack Jackson PHILIP NOLAN AND TEXAS: Expeditions to the Unknown Land, 1791-1901 1987, 1st edition, Waco. Philip Nolan was among the first Americans to push westward into Spanish Texas to trade illegally in horses. This book explores Nolan’s background, and his reasons for coming to Texas and the Spanish borderlands. This edition is an expanded version of Ms. Wilson’s unpublished Master’s Thesis she did in 1932 at the University of Texas. 189pp w/maps, illustrations, map appendix, index. HB/DJ, as new………35.00


120) Winegarten, Ruthe BLACK TEXAS WOMEN: 150 Years of Trial and Triumph 1995, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. The first comprehensive history of black Texas women, from slave women during the Texas colonial period up to contemporary women who serve in the Texas Legislature. 427pp w/photos, notes, appendices, index. HB/DJ fine copy……45.00 SOLD


GREAT GIFT IDEA for fans of LONESOME DOVE! I have two copies left.

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

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


122) Wooster, Robert NELSON A. MILES & THE TWILIGHT OF THE FRONTIER ARMY 1993, 1st edition, Lincoln. “The first competent biography of an extremely important 19th-century military figure – from the Civil War through the Indian Wars to the Spanish-American War and the reforms that ended the Old Army.” Robert Utley, author/historian.391pp w/maps, photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ very good……….30.00


124) [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



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