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CATALOG #311, January, 2021



1) Ambrose, Stephen E. NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 2000, 1st edition, NY. A narrative history of all the men who built the railroad that made the continent into a nation. 431pp w/maps, photo section, index. HB/DJ near fine copy………..30.00 SOLD


2) [ANONYMOUS] A VISIT TO TEXAS IN 1831: Being the Journal of a Traveller Through Those Parts Most Interesting to American Settlers, with Descriptions of the Scenery, etc. etc. edited by Robert S. Gray. 1975, 3rd edition, Cordovan Press, Houston. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This anonymous work is one of the most important accounts of Texas during a critical period in its history...it has fine descriptions of natural scenery, prairies, natural history, and an account of political conditions.” The author, on an inspection tour of lands he had purchased, made a leisurely trip in 1831 from Brazoria to Harrisburg, Anahuac, Galveston Island, and San Felipe. No one has been able to prove who the actual author was. 184pp foldout map. HB/DJ…..48.00 SOLD


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


4) [ART] AT HOME ON THE GREAT PLAINS OF TEXAS: The Paintings of Laura Lewis 2020, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “Lewis excels in capturing the views discovered in her ramblings across the length and breadth of the region she has dubbed the ‘Great Plains of Texas’.” 96pp w/illustrations, map. Folio HB/DJ new, multi-copies available]……..29.95


5) Baron, Steven M. HOUSTON ELECTRIC: The Street Railways of Houston 1996, 1st edition, privately published by the author. This is the interesting history of the streetcar company and its predecessors, which created and operated the transit system to grow and thrive. From mule-drawn carts in 1868 to the electric streetcars in 1891 through 1940. 226pp, profusely illustrated, index. Folio HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED……….65.00 SOLD


6) [BIG BEND] VOICE OF THE MEXICAN BORDER edited and produced by Jack [Mrs. O.L.] Shipman, author of Taming the Big Bend. Original publications, Marfa Texas, six separate issues (quite scarce!):

6a) November, 1933—articles include: “Our Vice President (Jack Garner)”; “Pistol and Spur” about early days in Uvalde County; “Lt. Charles Nevill” telling of the last Ranger-Apache fight in the Diablo Mountains near Van Horn; “A Ranger Captain” (Fort Inge); all preceding articles by the editor. Also “The Indian Tells His Story” (Battle of Dove Creek) by John W. Hunter….60.00

6b) December, 1933—articles include: “El Paso The Hub of Texas History;” “Mexican Payrolls and American Bandits”; “The Camels Come To Big Bend” by Judge O.W. Williams; “Fort Quitman”; “The Salt War of San Elizario”; “Fort Davis And Indians”; “The Robbery of the Valentine Store” and “Van Horn Wells” by E.E. Townsend; “Early History of Presidio” more….60.00

6c) January, 1934 –articles by various authors include: “Old San Elizario”; “The Salt War of San Elizario”; “Brief Career of Tom O’Folliard, Billy the Kid’s Partner”; “A Real Cowboy Preacher (Rev. R.L. Millican)”; “A Story of Two Brothers ” (George & William Brooks); “Among Austin’s Original 300”; and more.……60.00

6d ) April-May, 1934 – articles by various authors include: “The Ghosts and Their Wealth” (Chisos Mountains); “Spanish Explorations Along the Conchos and Rio Grande” (17th and 18th century explorations); and more…….60.00

6e) February-March, 1934 – articles by various authors include: “My Yaqui Friends”; “Travel in West Texas 84 Years Ago”; “U.S. and Mexican boundary Survey” (as it pertains to the Big Bend region); “The Lost Gold Mine in the Guadalupe Mountains”; “The History of Presidio County”; “Early West Texas Cattle and Horse Brands”; and more……60.00

6f) 1936 “Centennial Edition” – articles about the Brites of Capote; Presidio County; Indian fights; Fort Leaton; Fort D.A. Russell, Marfa; Pancho Villa; and much more. 111 pages. ……..75.00


7) [BIG BEND] QUICKSILVER: Terlingua and the Chisos Mining Company by Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale. 1976, 1st edition, College Station. A good history of Howard Perry’s mining empire in the Big Bend. 327pp w/photos, map, bibl, index. HB/DJ, slightly edgeworn……....45.00 SOLD


8) [BIG BEND] LOST MINES & BURIED TREASURES OF THE BIG BEND, 2nd Edition by W.C. Jameson. 2014, 1st printing, Iron Mountain Press, Houston. Twenty-two tales of some of the most exciting and mysterious lost treasures that are still searched for today, with photos, and maps of the locations where the stories took place. 256pp w/ill. Trade paperback with flaps, new [multi-copies available]….19.95


9) [BIG BEND] ADVENTURES IN THE BIG BEND: A Travel Guide by Jim Glendinning.2010, 4th edition, Iron Mountain Press, Houston. Detailed mile-by-mile directions for five driving tours, including backcountry roads in fourteen different communities in the Big Bend region. 314pp w/maps, illus, indices. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies]….19.95


10) [BIG BEND FICTION] MARFA SHADOWS: A Chef Brett Mystery by John DeMers. 2010, 1st edition, Bright sky Press, Houston. Novel. 232pp. HB/DJ as new, SIGNED…..23.95 SOLD


11) [BIG BEND FICTION] MARFA ROCKS: A Chef Brett Mystery by John DeMers. 2011, 1st edition, Bright sky Press, Houston. Novel. Sequel to Marfa Shadows. 247pp. HB/DJ as new, SIGNED….23.95 SOLD


12) Boethel, Paul C. THE BIG GUNS OF FAYETTE 1965, 1st edition, Von Boeckmann-Jones Co., Austin. History of Creuzbaur’s Battery, or Welhausen’s Battery, C.S.A., which was one of the units engaged in defending the Texas coast. Includes a detailed account of the Battle at Calcasieu Pass in Louisiana, and a roster with biographical sketches of the unit’s members. 98pp w/maps, notes, index. Softcover with pictorial cover, fine copy and SIGNED…….100.00


13) 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 to bottom, and the rear free endpaper has been replaced —overall a very good copy in its original state, handsome volume, and rare ………1,250.00 SOLD


14) [BURNET COUNTY] JACOB WOLF: Burnet County Pioneer by R.S. Crawford. 1969, 1st edition, Waco. Chronicles the life of the Wolf family who were early-day settlers in Burnet County. Includes a short history of the county from 1848 to 1860 presented by the Burnet County Historical Society. 103pp w/photos, map, appendices. HB/DJ, SIGNED ….55.00


15) Caldwell, Ruth Elliott McEntire THROUGH THESE PORTALS: The Story of the George H. McEntire Family and the U Ranch 2007, 1st limited edition of 400 copies, North Concho Press, Sterling County. Edited by Christine M. Gilbert. A portrayal of the history of the family and the founding and subsequent successes of the U Ranch in Sterling County, Texas. 283pp w/map end-papers, many photos. Folio HB leather spine on marbled boards, #236 inscribed/SIGNED by Caldwell….175.00 SOLD


16) Cantrell, Gregg STEPHEN F. AUSTIN: Empresario of Texas 1999, 1st edition, Yale University Press, New Haven. “The first biography of Austin since 1925; and the first ever to delve into the Texas hero’s early years, private life, and complex character.” 493pp w/maps, illus, notes, sources, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..45.00


17) Cash, Wanda Garner PANCHO VILLA’S SADDLE at the CADILLAC BAR 2020, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College station. During Prohibition, Mayo Bissan left New Orleans for Nuevo Laredo, Mexico where he transformed a dirt floor cantina into a bar and restaurant renowned across the U.S. for its fine seafood and fancy cocktails. A family member recalls the history of the Cadillac. 143pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, , new [multiple copies available]……19.95


18) Connor, Seymour V. THE PETERS COLONY OF TEXAS: A History and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers 1959, 1st edition, TSHA, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best study of one of the largest land grants in Texas history, totaling 16,000 square miles of North Texas, an area now including some 26 counties and one-fourth of the Texas population…The Peters Colony was the largest empresario enterprise under the Republic of Texas or Mexico.” It later became, through changes, the Mercer Colony and the Texas Emigration and Land Company. 473pp w/maps and charts, many biographical sketches, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine with minor wear along upper edge, very scarce…….165.00


19) Cook, John R. THE BORDER AND THE BUFFALO: An Untold Story of the Southwest Plains 1907, 1st edition, Topeka. The author took part in the extermination of the buffalo that took place on the Texas Plains between 1874 and 1884. He gives excellent descriptions of camp routines, the preparations for hunts, and marketing of hides. He includes exciting accounts of Indian fights and scouts with the U.S. Army. Of particular interest is his detailed account of his group’s encounter with the Negro troops from Fort Concho, under command of Captain Nicholas Nolan, and how they all subsequently became lost and without water for several days. Some of his remarks are in contradiction to what Nolan later reported to the Secretary of War. 351pp w/illus. HB tan cloth w/decorations, fine copy, and scarce……185.00


20) Davis, Jefferson & Alexander Stephens ROBERT E. LEE 1983, 1st limited edition of 1,000 copies, Hill Junior College Press, Hillsboro. Edited by Colonel Harold B. Simpson. These biographical studies of Robert E. Lee were originally published in North American Review in 1890 and in Southern Bivouac in 1883, and were the last published writings by the President and Vice President of the Confederacy. 121pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DH fine copy….35.00 SOLD


21) Denhardt, Robert M. FOUNDATION SIRES OF THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE 1976, 1st edition, Norman. A comprehensive alphabetical digest of known information about the foundation stallions of the American Quarter Horse. Includes a history of the AQHA and a geographical index of breeders. 269pp w/illus. HB/DJ – dj has edgewear, in protective cover…30.00 SOLD


22) Denhardt, Robert M. FOUNDATION DAMS of the AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE 1982, 1st edition, Norman. A registry of more than 800 dams and their breeders; plus background history of the quarter horse as it evolved from pre-Revolutionary times to the organization of the registry. 232pp w/index. HB/DJ, SIGNED……...35.00 SOLD


23) De Shields, James T. CYNTHIA ANN PARKER 1991, a limited edition of 1000 copies, by Chama Press, Dallas. Foreword by John Graves. This book, originally published in 1886, is an account of Cynthia Ann’s abduction by Comanches in the bloody raid on Parker’s Fort, her life as a Comanche, her recapture twenty years later at the battle of Pease River, and her last unhappy years. De Shields interviewed and corresponded with people who participated in her recapture, or knew her after she returned to civilized society. 60pp with four photos [three were not in the original edition] and endnotes. HB/DJ, as new with publisher’s review brochure laid in…….85.00


24) Dobie, J. Frank TONGUES OF THE MONTE 1935, 1st edition, NY. Dobie recounts some time spent in the rugged badlands of northern Mexico. 301pp. A Dobie title that is hard to find in any edition. HB/DJ the rare dust jacket has a ½-inch chip at top of spine, overall a very good, bright clean copy……165.00


25) Dobie, J. Frank THE BEN LILLY LEGEND 1950, 1st edition, Boston. Frontispiece illustrations by Tom Lea. The story of Ben Lilly who was once “chief huntsman” for Teddy Roosevelt, and was widely known for his skill at hunting bear and mountain lions in Texas and New Mexico. HB/DJ near fine…….150.00


26) 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 minor edgewear at top of the dust jacket……140.00


27) Dobie, J. Frank THE LONGHORNS 1941, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by Tom Lea. A chronicle of the great days of the Longhorn and of that special breed of cowboys who worked them. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “One of the true classics of range cattle literature.” 388pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has chip at spine and some light edgewear]……125.00 SOLD


28) Dobie, J. Frank RATTLESNAKES 1965, 1st UK edition, London. A collection of twenty-three articles on observations, legends, yarns and gossip about the Southwest’s most notorious character. 201pp. HBDJ fine copy…….35.00 SOLD


29) [EASTLAND COUNTY] EASTLAND COUNTY, TEXAS: A Historical and Biographical Survey by Pearl Ghormley. 1969, 1st edition, Rupegy Publishing co., Austin. Historical articles and many biographies arranged by community. 397pp w/photos, bibliography. HB/DJ a near fine copy, a scarce county history…250.00 SOLD


30) [EASTLAND COUNTY] OIL FIELD FURY by Boyce House.1954, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. History of Eastland County with emphasis on the oil boom days of the 1920s. 142pp w/photos, index. Wrappers, very good copy, scarce…45.00


31) [EDWARDS & REAL COUNTIES] NUECES HEADWATER COUNTRY: A Regional History by Alan A. Stovall. 1959, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. An extensive regional history that deals primarily with Edwards and Real Counties in the heart of Texas’ Hill Country. Old Spanish missions; early settlers, Indian raids and massacres, lawmen and outlaws, much more. 468pp w/many photos, maps, appendices, detailed index. HB/DJ an exceptionally fine copy of a very scarce title……….395.00


32) [EDWARDS & REAL COUNTIES] PIONEER DAYS IN THE BREAKS OF THE BALCONES: A Regional History by Alan A. Stovall. 1967, 1st edition, Barksdale. This follow-up to the author’s earlier book, Nueces Headwater Country (1959), gives us historical events and episodes of the Upper Nueces country in Edwards and Real counties: early military history, Indian fights, exploits of Texas Rangers, and one chapter relates an eyewitness account of the Nueces Massacre of the Civil War. 365pp w/bib, index, folded 17” x 21” map laid in. HB/DJ (book and dust jacket are fine except for a faint coffee cup ring on front cover of dust jacket.) SIGNED, exceedingly scarce…….350.00


33) [EL PASO COUNTY] DOWN WENT McGINTY: El Paso in the Wonderful Nineties by Conrey Bryson. Illustrations by Bassel Wolfe; design by Evan Haywood Antone; photo section compiled by Millard G. McKinney. Many stories about the McGinty social club and early El Paso. 160pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ SIGNED by Bryson, Sonnichsen, Wolfe, McKinney, fine copy…35.00 SOLD


34) Evans, Max LONG JOHN DUNN OF TAOS: From Texas Outlaw to New Mexico Hero 1959, 1st edition, Westernlore Press, Las Angeles. Biography of an old-time Taos character. 163pp w/photos. HB/DJ …60.00


35) Evans, Max ANIMAL STORIES: A Lifetime Collection 2013, 1st edition, Norman. Foreword by Luther Wilson; illustrated by Keith Walters. A showcase of twenty-six entertaining animal tales penned by Evans during his long and celebrated career. A mix of “raucous humor and vivid, poetic description of his beloved Hi Lo country in Northeastern New Mexico and West Texas.” 415pp w/illustrations. Softcover, as new……25.95


36) Fair, James R. THE LOUISIANA AND ARKANSAS RAILWAY: The Story of a Regional Line 1997, 1st edition, DeKalb. The story of the successful railroad that eventually connected New Orleans to Dallas, and its three founders. 158pp w/maps, illus, references, index. Folio HB/DJ fine copy…..55.00


37) 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


38) Filisola, General Vicente EVACUATION OF TEXAS. Translation of the Representation addressed to the Supreme Government 1965, facsimile reproduction of the 1837 original, Texian Press, Waco. Jenkins, BTB: “The best contemporary account of the Mexican retreat from Texas after the defeat of Santa Anna.” The original was published by Gail Borden and his brother and, except for some legal publications, was the first book published in Texas. 68pp w/index. HB/DJ, scarce……70.00 SOLD


39) Finch, Orville H. THE LIVES AND TIMES OF A FAMILY NAMED FINCH FROM 1806-1954 1954, 1st edition, Amarillo. A family member’s history of a Texas Panhandle ranching family who first settled in the Dalhart country in 1890, with many anecdotes and family lore.268pp w/genealogical chart and index. HB green cloth, fine condition, scarce…..125.00


40) Fischer, David W. & Alan E. Bessette EDIBLE WILD MUSHROOMS OF NORTH AMERICA: A Field-to-Kitchen Guide 2016, reprint edition, UT Press, Austin. “This field guide presents more than 100 species of the most delicious mushrooms, along with detailed information on how to find, gather, store and prepare them for the table.” 254pp w/illus, recipes, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]………39.95


41) Freeman, Douglas Southall LEE’S LIEUTENANTS 1942, reprint, NY. Three Volumes. The impressive stories of the leading generals in Lee’s command, and their campaigns. 772/862/760pp w/illus, many maps, appendices, biblio, index. Three volumes HB/DJ, nice set……3 volumes = 85.00 SOLD


42) Fuller, Henry C. ADVENTURES OF BILL LONGLEY: Captured by Sheriff Milton Mast and Deputy Bill Burrows, Near Keatchie, Louisiana, in 1877, and was Executed at Giddings, Texas, 1878. nd [circa 1878] privately printed at Baker Printing Co., Nacogdoches. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “A complete story of the life of one of Texas' most notorious outlaws." (68pp) Unpaginated, photo on front cover and repeated on title page. The brittle paper cover has worked loose from the staples and has two small tape repairs at the spine; ffep has moisture stain, text block is intact…………….60.00 (condition noted) SOLD


43) Fulton, Robert Lardin EPIC OF THE OVERLAND: An Account of the Building of the Central and Union Pacific Railroad 1954, 1st limited edition of 275 copies, Los Angeles. Includes a photo of the joining of the Central and Union Pacific Railroads at Promontory Point, May 10, 1869. Also a biographical sketch of the author. 109pp w/illus. HB/DJ fine copy…..50.00


44) [GEOLOGY] HISTORY OF THE WEST TEXAS GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY by Charles D. Vertrees. 1973, 1st edition, Midland. An interesting history of the Society that oversaw much of the early development of the oil fields in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. 126pp w/photos, references. HB black leather w/gilt lettering, SIGNED……55.00


45) Gipson, Fred CURLY AND THE WILD BOAR 1979, 1st edition, NY. Novel. Illustrations by Ronald Himler. 88pp.

HB/DJ fine copy…..75.00 SOLD


46) Glasscock, Lucille A TEXAS WILDCATTER: A Fascinating Saga of Oil 1952, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. The story of Wildcatter Gus Glasscock, who participated in many of Texas’ oil booms around the state. 126pp w/photos. HB/DJ (dust jacket has two small chips, now in protective cover)…..35.00 SOLD


47) Graham, Don NO NAME ON THE BULLET: A Biography of Audie Murphy 1989, 1st edition, NY. Biography of the World War II hero who received the most medals of any American Soldier. 395pp w/photos, filmography, notes, index. HB/DJ…..65.00 SOLD


48) Grimes, Roy GOLIAD: 130 Years After by Roy Grimes. 1966, 1st printing in book form. (Originally published as a series in the Vitoria Advocate, 1966. A day-by-day account of the events that led up to the brutal massacre of Texian revolutionaries in March, 1836. 157pp w/lists of those killed in the massacre and the battles of Rufugio, Coleta Creek, and Guadalupe Victoria. Softcover, a very good copy now in Bro-dart protective cover, SIGNED……45.00 SOLD


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

49b) Another edition – Memoirs of Pancho Villa –1970, 3rd printing. HB/DJ fine…..50.00 SOLD


50) Haley, J. Evetts CHARLES GOODNIGHT: Cowman and Plainsman 1936, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. One of the best of the cowman’s biographies. Much of Haley’s material came from first-hand interviews with Goodnight over a period of years. Reese, SIX SCORE: “Goodnight’s career spanned the history of the development of West Texas, from Indian fighting to oil wells…Haley’s beautifully written biography, perhaps his best book, is an ample vehicle for a mighty figure, and a classic of American biography.” 485pp w/bib, index. HB tan cloth, very good sound copy w/intact hinges……295.00


51) Haley, J. Evetts GEORGE W. LITTLEFIELD: Texan 1943, 1st edition, Norman. Drawings by Harold D. Bugbee. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Another good biography of a well-known Texas cattleman.” Littlefield was a Confederate veteran (rode with Terry’s Rangers) who “trailed Longhorns to Kansas, opened huge ranges in the Texas Panhandle, grazed thousands of cattle on the Pecos, and discovered that money could also be made across a bank counter.” [He was a prolific benefactor to the University of Texas, and those unappreciative idiots took down the statues he donated.] 287pp w/ill, index. HB/DJ, very good copy……..125.00

51b) Another copy –George W. Littlefield – 1st edition, HB lacks dust jacket……………………………100.00 SOLD


52) Haley, J. Evetts FOCUS ON THE FRONTIER 1957, 1st edition, Amarillo. Typography by Carl Hertzog. A look at the careers of three frontier photographers: 1) “L. A. Huffman of Montana” 2) “M.C. Ragsdale of the Concho Country” 3) “Erwin E. Smith of the Southwestern Range.” 48pp. Oblong softcover, SIGNED by Haley……45.00


53) Hall, Jerry F. HELLO, TEXAS: A History of Telephony in the Lone Star State 1990, 1st edition, Austin. An enlightening history of the Texas telephone industry that includes histories of many of the state’s smaller companies. 231pp w/photos, index. Folio HB, leather with embossed decorations…….50.00


54) Hedgpeth, Don THEY RODE GOOD HORSES: The First Fifty Years of the American Quarter Horse Association

1990, 1st edition, Amarillo. A good history of the organization that was founded in 1940. and of the men who started it and others who kept it going. 157pp w/photos. Folio HB/DJ near fine [DJ has two small closed tears, now in protective cover] …45.00 SOLD


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


56) Hughes, John T. DONIPHAN’S EXPEDITION; Containing an account of the Conquest of New Mexico; General Kearney’s Expedition to California; [….etc. An important account of Doniphan’s conquest of New Mexico during the War with Mexico; includes an account of Gen. Kearney’s overland expedition to California, Doniphan’s campaign against the Navajos and his march upon Chihuahua and Durango; encounters with various Southwestern Indian tribes; a lot on general field army life. 202pp w/frontis; ill; maps. HB this copy of the original text block has been professionally rebound in maroon cloth w/gilt lettering…200.00 SOLD


57) Hunter, J. Marvin [compiler/publisher] HORRORS OF INDIAN CAPTIVITY 1954, 1st edition, Bandera. Eighteen “true accounts of cruel torture and treatment of captives taken by Indians on the Frontier of Texas.” The author states that he obtained some of the narrative first-hand from the captives themselves—Cynthia Ann Parker, Dot Babb, Frank Buckelew, Matilda Lockhart, Herman Lehmann, and several others. 106pp. blue wrappers over staple bound pages, pictorial cover, one-inch chip at bottom spine, otherwise a very good copy, very scarce……135.00 SOLD


58) Hunter, J. Marvin [compiler/publisher] THE BLOODY TRAIL IN TEXAS: Sketches and Narratives of Indian Raids and Atrocities on Our Frontier 1966, 2nd edition, Bandera. A collection of the more notable firsthand accounts of Indian atrocities and fights that occurred on the Texas frontier, from stories first published in Frontier Times Magazine.190pp. Softcover, fine..50.00 SOLD


59) Huntington, Barbara Muse SAGA OF THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE 1991, 1st printing of the re-titled edition, Akron. Biographical and genealogical data on the twenty grand old foundation horses, who, through their progeny, produced the American Quarter Horse. Originally published in 1971 as THE GRAND TWENTY. 254pp w/photos, illustrations by Juanita Anderson, index. Folio H/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED…..65.00 SOLD


60) Huson, Hobart CAPTAIN PHILLIP DIMMITT’S COMMANDANCY of GOLIAD, 1835-1836: An Episode of the Mexican Federalist War in Texas, Usually Referred to as the Texian Revolution 1974, 1st edition (of 1000 copies, see Jenkins, BTB) Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the most comprehensive study of the Dimmitt command during the Texas Revolution...In addition to the Dimmitt activities, it includes extensive sections on Mexican Federalist operations in Texas, the Lipantitlan Expedition, the Siege of Bexar, the Goliad declaration of independence, and the Johnson and Grant Expedition.”

299pp w/appendices, bibliography. HB brown cloth, very good copy with minor scuff marks along spine edge., scarce…295.00 SOLD


61) Izzard, Bob KIDNAPPED IN THE RED RIVER WAR 1994, 1st printing, Tangleaire Press, Amarillo. A fictionalized account of the kidnapping and subsequent rescue of four sisters, surname German, of the Texas Panhandle. 101pp w/maps, photos. Softcover, fine…….19.50


62) 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 recounts 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


63) Jaques, Mary J. TEXAN RANCH LIFE; with Three Months in a Prairie Schooner 1989, reprint of the 1894 original, College Station. Author, who came to Texas from England, gives a good look at early day ranch life in Kimble County, and tells of her travels to Mexico. 363pp w/photos. HB/DJ……40.00


64) Johnson, Gen. Adam Rankin THE PARTISAN RANGERS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY 1904, 1st edition, Louisville.. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS, “This is one of the most interesting first-hand narratives of Indian fighting, stagecoaching, and Confederate Cavalry operations.” Adam Johnson (1834-1922) came to Texas in 1854. In this book he relates his experiences a surveyor and stage driver for the Butterfield Overland Mail, and his participation in Indian fights on the West Texas frontier. In 1861 he returned to his native state of Kentucky and scouted for Nathan Bedford Forrest, and later commanded the 10th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment fighting with Forrest and John Hunt Morgan. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1864, but was accidentally shot and blinded by one of his own men. After the war, he returned to Texas and became a successful businessman in Marble Falls, Texas. 476pp w/photos, company rosters, company officer biographies, and accounts by other officers. HB, maroon cloth with gold embossed lettering, a clean, near fine copy w/minor scuff marks along edge, very scarce…….450.00 SOLD


65) Kavanagh, Thomas W. [compiler/editor] COMANCHE ETHNOGRAPHY: Field Notes Of E. Adamson Hoebel, Waldo R. Wedel, Gustav G. Carlson And Robert H. Lowie 2008, reprint edition, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln. In the summer of 1933 in Lawton, Oklahoma, a team of six anthropologists met with eighteen Comanche elders to record the latter’s reminiscences of traditional Comanche culture. Much of the Comanches’ earlier world is presented here: religious stories, historical accounts, auto-biographical remembrances, cosmology, the practice of war, everyday games, birth rituals, funerals, kinship relations, organization of camps, material culture, relations with other tribes, more. 542pp w/photos, notes, app, ref, index. HB deco cover new….60.00


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

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

Set of 52 issues: June, 1970 (Vol.1, No. 2) through October 1974 (Vol 5, No. 5). Special feature articles in each issue by Elmer Kelton, written expressly for Pioneer News-Observer. For this monthly publication, Kelton selected actual news items from frontier-period newspapers and magazines that reflected historical events as they were reported by contemporary writers on the scenes. Forty-five issues are 24 pages, last seven issues are 20 pages, and all include many period photos, maps, illustrations, and more. Frontier history as it happened! [Only fourteen of these articles by Kelton have appeared elsewhere in book form --Looking Back West.] I have several sets which had been kept in storage for nearly fifty years. The old newsprint has yellowed a bit, but each set is intact except for volume I, No. 1, and virtually unread. [NOTE: I’ve compiled and included with each set an index of the feature articles by Kelton, plus a copy of the publisher’s release describing the content!]

Set of 52 issues: CLEARANCE: 50% off = $62.50 (was $125.00) SOLD


67) Kelton, Elmer TEXAS CATTLE BARONS: Their Families and Their Legacy 1999, 1st edition, Berkeley. Photography by Kathleen Jo Ryan; foreword by Tommy Lee Jones. A firsthand look at the operations of thirteen modern Texas ranches, including the Four Sixes, Spade, Williams, CF, Broseco, and others. 192 pages w/color photography. Oblong folio HB/DJ, very good copy, inscribed/ SIGNED by Kelton and Ryan…..65.00 SOLD


68) Kelton, Elmer SLAUGHTER 1992, 1st edition, NY. Novel about buffalo hunters in Comanche country. HB/DJ, near fine..35.00


69) King, Frank M. MAVERICKS: The Salty Comments of an Old-Time Cowpuncher 1947, 1st limited edition of 350 copies, Pasadena. Intro by Ramon F. Adams.Adams, HERD: “The material in this book was selected from the author’s column ‘Mavericks,’ which ran in the Western Livestock Weekly...” Interesting essays by a cowhand author who knew many of the Old West’s characters. Endpaper illustration and color frontispiece by Charles M. Russell. 275pp index. HB/DJ very good, numbered & SIGNED…85.00 SOLD


70) 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


71) Lauderdale, R.J. & John M. Doak LIFE ON THE RANGE AND ON THE TRAIL 1936, 1st edition, San Antonio. Relates the experiences of two early-day South Texas cattlemen: Doak tells of life on the range, while Lauderdale tells of trail-driving—he personally took nine herds up the trail. 227pp w/glossary; several illustrated pages of South Texas cattle brands. HB, green cloth w/decorated cover, facsimile signatures of both authors, near fine copy….….175.00 SOLD


72) Leclerc, Frederic TEXAS AND ITS REVOLUTION 1950, 1st English edition in book form, limited to 500 copies, Anson Jones Press, Houston. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS, describes this as the best edition; “...it contains astute reflections and observations on the Republic of Texas...the work of a thoroughly impartial and detached observer.” 149pp w/illustrations, foldout map. Folio HB with unusual shipping jacket made of cloth and boards with map pasted on front, quite scarce……125.00 SOLD


73) Lee, Wayne C. SCOTTY PHILIP: The Man Who Saved the Buffalo 1975, 1st edition, Caxton Printers, Caldwell. The story of a former Indian fighter and cattleman who rescued a doomed herd of buffalo, protected them, and later distributed their offspring to state and National parks and reserves. His herd had grown to nearly a thousand head when he died. 334pp w/map, photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ fine copy………42.50 SOLD


74) Maddox, Web BLACK SHEEP 1975, 1st edition, Nortex Press. With a wry sense of humor, the author profiles five notorious Texas bandits: Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, Belle Starr, John Wesley Hardin, and Sam Bass. 158pp w/photos, appendix. HB/DJ very good copy……45.00 SOLD


75) Matthews, Sallie Reynolds INTERWOVEN: A Pioneer Chronicle 1958, limited edition of 1500 copies, El Paso. Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; drawings by E. M. Schiwetz; introduction by Robert Nail. A personal chronicle of the Lambshead Ranch Reese, SIX-SCORE: “The author’s husband and father were both prominent ranchers, and this book gives one of the best portraits of ranch life from a woman’s point of view.” Many folks consider this edition more desirable than the first edition. 234pp w/illus. HB, the highly prized “Hertzog Edition,” this copy inscribed/SIGNED by Suzette Matthews Burns, one of Sallie’s daughters who is mentioned three times in the book…….135.00


76) Maverick, Mary A. MEMOIRS OF MARY A. MAVERICK: San Antonio’s First American Woman 1921, 1st edition, 1st issue with printer’s errors (see Jenkins, BTB #140), San Antonio. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “One of the most interesting and important narratives of life in Texas in the 1830’s and 1840’s.” Author’s husband was Samuel A. Maverick, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and an important historical figure in early Texas from 1835 to 1861. Her engrossing and colorful memoirs reflect life in Texas during that period, plus she gives a reliable eyewitness account of the Council House Fight, accounts of other Indian fights in which her husband and Ranger Jack Hays took part; and a personal glimpse of social life of both Anglos and Mexicans who remained in Texas after San Jacinto. There is also an appendix which tells of the origin of the term “maverick”; some letters relating to the Alamo buildings, and much more. Plus there are some interesting old photos. An important publication. 136pp w/illustrations. Stiff softcover, very good, sound copy, tightly bound, very scarce….100.00


77) 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


78) Moore, Jack THE KILLOUGH MASSACRE 1966, 1st edition, privately printed for the author by Kiely Printing Co., Jackson-ville. An account of the largest Indian atrocity in East Texas in which 18 settlers, mostly members of the Killough family, were either massacred or carried off by rebellious Cherokees in 1838. 46pp w/illus, bibliography, notes. Stiff wrprs, fine copy..50.00 SOLD


79) Myers, John Myers THE ALAMO 1948, 1st “Special Texas Edition,” NY. An account of the siege of the Texas shrine. 240pp w/map, bibliography. HB/DJ, SIGNED………35.00 SOLD


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


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


82) Newell, Rev. C. HISTORY OF THE REVOLUTION IN TEXAS…1973, facsimile reproduction of the 1838 original, Arno Press, NY. Includes “Latest Geographical, Topographical and Statistical Accounts of the Country from the most Authentic sources; also an appendix.” 215pp w/foldout map, appendices. HB green cloth…………40.00 SOLD


83) Nordyke, Lewis JOHN WESLEY HARDIN: Texas Gunman 1957, 1st edition, NY. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Perhaps the most complete biography of this noted Texas outlaw to date.” 278pp w/index. HB/DJ [jacket worn & chipped at edges]……35.00


84) O’Connor, Jack THE BEST OF JACK’OCONNOR 1977, 1st limited edition of 1,000 copies, The Amwell Press, Clinton. Foreword by Jim Rikhoff. A collection of O’Connor’s writings that first appeared in Outdoor Life while the author was gun editor. They give a picture of what hunting was like in the golden days of the first six decades of the twentieth century.192pp w/photos. Folio HB brown cloth w/gilt decoration in slipcase, near fine copy…..75.00 SOLD


85) Owsley, Frank Lawrence, Ph.D. STATE RIGHTS IN THE CONFEDERACY 1931, 2nd printing, Chicago. “Not the first to suggest that the collapse of the Confederacy was due to internal rather than external causes, but none one has pointed out so convincingly the part which a practical application of the state rights doctrine played in the downfall.” 290pp w/index.HB..30.00


86) Parsons, Chuck JOHN B. ARMSTRONG: Texas Ranger and Pioneer Ranchman 2007, 1st edition, College Station. Afterword by Elmer Kelton. An interesting biography of the man who founded the still-important Armstrong ranch in the Texas Panhandle in the 1880s. Prior to his ranch life, his role as a Texas Ranger included riding with Captain McNelly to capture King Fisher, being present at the capture of Sam Bass, and he helped patrol the Taylor-Sutton Feud. 150pp w/photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine……29.95 SOLD


87) Penfield, Thomas DIG HERE! 1967, 2nd printing of the revised edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Legend and lore of 100 lost treasures and mines, with approximate locations in the Southwest and Mexico. 240pp w/endpaper maps. HB/DJ fine...35.00 SOLD


88) Peters, James Stephen (with Charles Norman [Chuck] Parsons & Marianne Elizabeth Hall) MACE BOWMAN: Texas Feudist, Western Lawman 1996, 1st edition, Yorktown. Biography of cowman who was a Confederate veteran. He helped his friend, Bob Lee, in the Lee-Peacock Feud of Northeast Texas, and later served as sheriff of Colfax County in New Mexico where he became embroiled in that county’s troubles. There’s quite a bit of material on Clay Allison. 218pp w/illus, index. Folio HB maroon boards with gold lettering, near fine copy…..65.00 SOLD


89) Phillips, Paul Chrisler [with concluding chapters by J. W. Smurr] THE FUR TRADE 1961, 1st edition, OU Press, Norman. TWO VOLUMES. A significant history of the fur trade that was an important factor in the economic and political colonization of North America. A sweeping overview that covers the fur rivalries between U.S. and Canadian entrepreneurs, the French and Spaniards in the Mississippi Valley, and the Russians on the Pacific Coast. 712/704pp w/illustrations, maps, bibliography, index. Two volumes hardbacks in slipcase, fine copy……….. the set = 100.00 SOLD

89b) Another set – The Fur Trade – 1961, 1st editions, two volumes without slipcase = $85.00 SOLD


90) [PRESIDIO COUNTY] HISTORY OF MARFA AND PRESIDIO COUNTY, TEXAS, 1535-1946 by Cecilia Thompson. 1985, 1st edition, Austin. Two Volumes. This highly sought after work deservedly won the 1985 T.R. Fehrenbach Award For Best County History In Texas. It is a chronologically arranged narrative history that spans four centuries, from the earliest Spanish explorers to contemporary times. A total of 1,024 pages with maps, many period photos, appendices, bibliography, index. Two volumes hardback in slipcase,, near fine………….375.00


91) Rector, Margaret (editor) COWBOY LIFE ON THE TEXAS PLAINS: The Photographs of Ray Rector 1982, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, TAMU Press, College Station. Introduction by John Graves. Many candid photographs of working cowboys in West Texas during the early days of the 20th Century. 119pp. Oblong folio HB brown leather w/SMS Ranch brand embossed on front cover, numbered and SIGNED by the Rector and John Graves on the colophon page……130.00 SOLD


92) Roach, Joyce Gibson THE COWGIRLS 1977, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Houston. Preface by C. L. Sonnichsen. An interesting historical look at women on the range and on horseback. 232pp w/photos, illustrations, footnotes. HB/DJ, numbered and SIGNED……60.00


93) Rister, Carl Coke ROBERT E. LEE IN TEXAS 2004, reprint, Norman. Recounts Lee’s 25 months on the Texas frontier just prior to the breakout of the Civil War. He spent time at Camp Cooper, in San Antonio, and at Fort Mason. 183pp w/illustrations, map, biblio, index. Trade paperback, new…..21.95


94) Rister, Carl Coke COMANCHE BONDAGE: Beale’s Settlement of Dolores and Sarah Horn’s Narrative of Her Captivity 1955, 1st edition, Glendale. Jenkins, BTB (p. 468): “Rister’s Comanche Bondage relates to the outpost of Beales Colony [Val Verde County] and to the more specific captivity of Sarah Ann Horn, including a complete annotated reprint of A Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Horn, and Her Two Children, with Mrs. Harris, by the Comanche Indians [published in 1839].” In the first section of the book, Rister traces the short-lived attempt by Beale to found a settlement in the heart of Comanche country on Las Moras Creek in South Texas in 1834. 210pp w/illustrations, map, notes, biblio, index, HB/DJ very good copy….135.00


95) Robinson, Charles M., III THE BUFFALO HUNTERS 1995, 1st limited edition of 50 copies, State House Press. A well-written account of the extermination of the American bison, with photos of range photographer L.S. Huffman, and rare reproductions of the long-lost plates of photographer George Robertson taken during an 1874 hunt. 162pp w/notes, biblio, index. Folio HB beige cloth w/leather spine in beige cloth slipcase, fine condition, numbered and SIGNED ….175.00 SOLD


96) 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


97 ) 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 SOLD


98) Stanley, F. SATANTA AND THE KIOWAS 1968, 1st edition, np. An extensive biography of Satanta and his Kiowa tribe, with chapters on both battles of Adobe Walls, General Hancock’s campaign, Mackenzie, Satanta’s life in prison, and much more. 391pp w/index. HB/DJ, very good copy, SIGNED very scarce…….155.00


99) Steinert, Wilhelm NORTH AMERICA, PARTICULARLY TEXAS IN THE YEAR 1849: A Travel Account 1999, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Degolyer Library & William P. Clements Center, Dallas. Originally published in Berlin, Germany, in 1850. “A book for Emigrants, especially for persons enthusiastic about emigration.” Steinert’s travels during Texas’ Republic years included trips to Galveston, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Castroville, Fredericksburg, Austin, Bastrop, and many other places. 206pp w/illustrations, chapter notes, index. Folio HB w/black cloth spine and decorated board, fine copy…..75.00 SOLD


100) Stephens, Robert W. TRIBUTE TO A RANGER: Captain Alfred Y. Allee, Company D, Texas Rangers 1968, 1st limited edition of 200 copies, Dallas. A detailed account of the legendary Ranger’s distinguished career. 10pp double column, w/photo. Softcover, fine, scarce……...45.00 SOLD


101) [TEXAS CENTENNIAL] Scully, Michael THIS IS TEXAS: A Photographic Tour of the Greatest State 1936, 1st edition, The Steck Co., Austin. A fascinating photographic tour of Texas during the year of its Centennial Celebration. Unnumbered pages with 328 photographs and detailed captions. Folio HB bound in leather, very good copy……65.00 SOLD


102) [TEXIAN PRESS] ) INDIAN TRIBES OF TEXAS 1999, reprint, Waco. 8 paintings by Jack Bryant. Alabama-Coushatta (by Dorman H. Winfrey); Caddoes (by W.C. Nunn); Comanches (by Rupert Richardson); Karankawas (by James Day); Kiowas (by Harold B. Simpson); Lipan Apaches (by Sandra L. Myres); Tonkawas (by Dayton Kelley); and Wichitas (by Billy M. Jones.) 178pp w/ill. Folio HB/DJ fine copy…..30.00 SOLD


103) Thompson, Jerry Don COLONEL JOHN ROBERT BAYLOR: Texas Indian Fighter and Confederate Soldier 1971, 1st ed, Hillsboro. Life story of Baylor: Texas pioneer, legislator, Indian Agent, and as a Civil War officer played an important role in the Confederate invasion of the territory of New Mexico. 114pp w/map, photos, appendix, bibliography, index. HB near fine..50.00 SOLD


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

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

93pp w/photos, bibliography, notes. HB/DJ, fine copy….65.00


105) Toepperwein, Fritz A. [compiler] BUCKHORN COLLECTION 1957, 1st limited edition of 100 copies, The Highland Press, Boerne. Photographs of the famed horn collection in the old Buckhorn Saloon in San Antonio that was started in 1881 by Milton Friedrich. Includes photos of old San Antonio, of the horn collection (with descriptive text), and of signs made from rattlesnake rattles. 80 unnumbered pages w/photos. Oblong folio wrappers, front cover has some stains, last four pages have silverfish damage at lower corners, string-tied at spine, text block is very good, scarce , this is #36, SIGNED by Harry Jersig (who was president of Lone Star Brewing Co and became owner of the Buckhorn)……60.00 SOLD



106) Toepperwein, Fritz A. [compiler] FOOTNOTES OF THE BUCKHORN: A Lone Star State Landmark, Items of Interest Old and New 1960, 1st edition, Highland Press, Boerne. Illustrations by Emilie Topperwein. History of the old landmark Bar with its world famous collection of horns and rattlesnake rattles, and other unique furnishings, including some interesting sidelights and photos of old San Antonio. 63pp w/photos, green wrappers, very good, SIGNED by author and illustrator…….30.00. SOLD


107) Tompkins, G.C. A COMPENDIUM OF THE OVERLAND MAIL COMPANY ON THE SOUTH ROUTE 1858-1861 and the Period Surrounding It 1985, 1st edition, Talina Corporation, El Paso. “A compendium of the complete story of the Overland Mail Company and John Butterfield and the vents leading up to and surrounding the first truly transcontinental mail and stagecoach service on the North American continent. 399pp w/maps, ill, sources, index. HB faux leather w/gilt lettering….55.00


108) [UVALDE COUNTY] OLDTIMERS: Their Own Stories by Florence Fenley. 1939, 1st edition, Uvalde.. “Frontier days in Uvalde Section of South West Texas.” Early day pioneers recall their lives on the South Texas frontier. The many firsthand frontier stories in this book are great for browsing. 266pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, red cloth cover has a 1” by 2” stain at lower front, otherwise a very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED……85.00 SOLD


109) [UVALDE, REAL & EDWARDS COUNTIES] ) Fenley, Florence OLDTIMERS OF SOUTHWEST TEXAS 1957, 1st edition, Uvalde. A wealth of material can be found in this regional history of the ranch country in Uvalde, Real and Edwards counties which has stories told by the early day pioneers and settlers to the region. In addition to new oral histories gathered from pioneers, Fenley included here additional biographies she had written for the Uvalde Leader-News and The Cattleman magazine dating from 1937. 318pp w/photos, index. Folio HB/DJ (internal tape repair at title page, otherwise very good condition) inscribed/SIGNED, very scarce…..165.00 SOLD


110) Wallace, Ernest & E. Adamson Hoebel THE COMANCHES: Lords of the South Plains 1952, 1st edition, Norman. Probably one of the better detailed studies of the Comanche tribe and their great traditions of warfare, life and customs. 381pp w/illus, bibliography, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket worn around the edges, now in protective cover]……55.00


111) [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


112) Williams, R. H. & John W. Sansom THE MASSACRE ON THE NUECES RIVER: The Story of a Civil War Tragedy ca1954, 1st printing, j. Marvin Hunter’s Frontier Press, Grand Prairie. Foreword by J. Marvin Hunter. This booklet was issued in a very small print run. It combines two eyewitness accounts of the massacre of German Unionists by Texas Confederate state troops under the command of Captain James Duff. Williams was with the Confederates, and his account was taken from With the Border Ruffians (London, 1907). Sansom (who furnished his account to J. Marvin Hunter in 1911) was a Unionist traveling to Mexico with the German group. 36pp. Softcover, very good copy with a light stain on the front cover, scarce…75.00 SOLD



113) Lea, Tom IN THE CRUCIBLE OF THE SUN 1974, 1st edition, Kingsville—privately printed for the King Ranch family members in a small press run and never offered for sale to the public. Written and designed by Tom Lea, this book tells of Bob Kleberg and his King Ranch operations in Australia. Beautifully illustrated by the author with both full-color and black-and-white illustrations, and several maps of Australia. 92pp. Large Folio beige cloth w/deco cover in the publisher’s original clear plastic cover. Inscribed to Warren Roberts (who was director of the Harry Ransom Center at UT, and D.H Lawrence scholar and bibliographer) and SIGNED by Lea (signed copies are rare) fine condition……1,750.00


114) Grey, Zane TALES OF SWORDFISH AND TUNA 1927, 1st edition stated w/proper letter code “H-C,” Harper & Brothers, NY. “With ninety illustrations from photographs taken by the author and from drawings by Frank E. Phares.” A collection of Grey’s exciting yarns about big game fishing in such places as Nova Scotia, California coast, Catalina and Blue Island. 203pp w/illus. Folio HB/DJ—book is very good w/bright dj missing a small chip at top of spine showing wear at edges, scarce..595.00 SOLD


115) Grey, Zane TALES OF FRESH-WATER FISHING 1928, 1st edition stated w/proper code “F-C,” Harper & Brothers, NY. “With one hundred illustrations from photographs taken by the author.” More of Grey’s popular tales that take the reader on exciting fishing trips through the inland waters. 277pp w/photos. Folio HB/DJ book is very good w/dj showing edgewear and a few tiny chips, exceedingly scarce….595.00 SOLD

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