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CATALOG #313, March, 2021



1) [ANDERSON COUNTY] WIND SWEPT LAND by Carl L. Avera. 1964, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Early cultural history of the East Texas community of Palestine: Civil War days, coming of the railroad, Old Town aristocracy, and much more. 89pp w/endpaper map, illustrations, bibliography, historical guide. HB/DJ………45.00


2) [ARCHITECTURE] WAXAHACHIE ARCHITECTURE GUIDEBOOK by Margaret Culberson & Ellen Beasley.21, 1st edition, TCU Press, Fort Worth. This fully illustrated volume explores the exceptional architectural legacy of Waxahachie, Texas, documenting residential, commercial, and institutional buildings as well as the individuals who designed, built, and owned them, plus descriptions of styles, forms, architects, builders, owners, and occupants are identified and described, giving insight into the town’s architectural riches and building culture. 363pp w/photos, index. Softcover new [multi-copies available]…...24.95


3) [ARCHITECTURE] THE ALLEYS AND BACK BUILDINGS OF GALVESTON: An Architectural and Social History by Ellen Beasley. 1996, 1st edition, College Station. Fascinating study of an interesting city on the Gulf that presents a vivid picture of life in Galveston’s alleyways from the founding of the city into the 20th century. 170pp w/photos, appendices, index. Folio HB/DJ near fine copy…..45.00


4) [ARCHITECTURE] CLAYTON’S GALVESTON: The Architecture of Nicholas J. Clayton and His Contemporaries by Barrie Scardino & Drexel Turner. 2000, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Clayton designed over 150 of Galveston’s buildings during its boom (and destruction) days from 1877 to 1900. 291pp w/illus, appx, index. Folio HB/DJ fine…115.00 SOLD


5) [ART] IN CONTEMPORARY RHYTHM: The Art of Ernest L. Blumenschein by Peter H. Hassrick & Elizabeth J. Cunningham. 2008, 2nd printing, Norman. Many beautiful, full-color reproductions of Blumenschein’s paintings. The artist moved to Taos in 1919 and he, along with other like-minded artists formed the Taos Society of Artists. 399pp w/illustrations, notes, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy………55.00 SOLD


6) [ART] THE ART OF OGDEN M. PLEISSNER by Peter Bergh. 1984, 1st edition, Boston. Best known for his sporting art, this book shows Pleissner’s wide range of talent covering his early days in Brooklyn, splendid landscapes, his work as a war correspondent in WWII, and his sporting art. 111pp w/illus, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ near fine copy….45.00


7) Atherton, Lewis THE CATTLE KINGS 1962, 2nd printing, Bloomington. The author looks at the role of the Western cattlemen in American culture. Included here are Charles Goodnight, George Littlefield, Shanghai Pierce, Richard King, and many others. 308pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket showing some wear along edges)……35.00 SOLD


8) [BANDERA COUNTY] HISTORY OF BANDERA COUNTY, TEXAS by The Bandera County History Book Committee. 1986, 1st edition, Dallas. 588pp w/photos, many historical articles and family histories. Folio HB black cloth, very scarce…250.00


9) Bartlett, John Russell PERSONAL NARRATIVE of EXPLORATIONS and INCIDENTS in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora and Chihuahua Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission During the Years 1850-1853. 1965, facsimile reprint by Rio Grande Press, Chicago. TWO VOLUMES. Includes a new and lengthy introduction by Odie B. Faulk and an additional map of the disputed border area. According to Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS, this “is the most scholarly and scientific description of Southwest Texas of its era….and one of the most scholarly travel books ever written.” 45 chapters of chronological narrative about mines, minerals, ethnology, meteorology, topography, natural history, routing for railroads, study of the suitability of camels, much more. 506/624pp w/maps, ill, apps, index. Two volumes, HB faux leather, the set = 150.00 SOLD


10) Bartholomew, Ed MONEY ON THE GROUND 1974, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, Fort Davis. Treasure tales arranged by county. 144pp. Softcover, inscribed/SIGNED……..45.00 SOLD


11) Bartholomew, Ed [writing as Jesse Ed Rascoe] TEXAS LOST MINES 1974, 1st edition, Fort Davis. Treasure tales arranged by county, mostly in West Texas. 88pp. Softcover….25.00 SOLD


12) Barton, Henry W. TEXAS VOLUNTEERS IN THE MEXICAN WAR 1970, 1st edition, Wichita Falls. Looks at how the volunteer Texas units were mustered into the War with Mexico. Although Texas was yet to be annexed, she furnished more than 100 companies to the war effort. 131pp w/notes, sources, index. HB/DJ fine…..45.00


13) Bedichek, Roy KARANKAWAY COUNTRY 1950, 1st edition, NY. Entertaining and informative essays about the varied fauna that inhabit the stretch of sandbars that make up Matagorda Island and Peninsula, and the surrounding marshland. HB/DJ [dust jacket has minor edgewear, otherwise a very good copy……..45.00 SOLD


14) Berlandier, Jean Louis JOURNEY TO MEXICO During the Years 1826 to 1834 1980, 1st printing of the English translation, Texas State Historical Association, Austin. Two Volumes. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best scientific study of Texas during the colonial period...the student of vegetation can find invaluable historical information....[and is] the nearest approach to a well-rounded ethnography of the Comanche Indians written by an observer of that tribe during the days before the buffalo were exterminated. [His] descriptions of the Anglo-American colonies is one of the most reliable extant.” Of the four printings of Berlandier’s journal, this edition is “from the manuscript at the Library of Congress, with illustrations from specimens at the Gray Herbarium [and] is the most complete version printed to date.” Cloth, 2 volumes in slipcase, fine….165.00


15) Bernard, Lora-Marie THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS: The Song, The Legend and Emily D. West 2020, 1st printing, Charleston. The author seeks an honest account honoring the grit and determination that brought a free black woman from the abolitionist riots of Connecticut to the thick of a bloody Texas revolution. 160pp w/illus. Trade paper, new[multi-copies]….23.99


16) [BIG BEND] BIG BEND COUNTRY: A History of Big Bend National Park by Ross Maxwell. 1985, 1st printing, Big Bend Natural History Ass. A history , with period photos, of the area encompassed within today’s magnificent national park. Brands of ranchers with grazing leases within the park in 1944 are reproduced in the margins throughout the book. 88pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. Oblong folio w/pictorial cover…….30.00


17) Blake, R.B. SIDELIGHTS ON THE BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO no date, 1st printing. TWO VOLUMES. The John Forbes vs. Nicholas Labadie Libel Suit Transcript, 1858-1866, transcribed by R.B. Blake. Concerns Forbes’ libel suit against Labadie relating to statements Labadie made about Forbes in his reminiscences of the Battle of San Jacinto first published in the 1859 issue of Texas Almanac. He claimed Forbes hid in the grass, killed a Mexican woman after the battle, and was complicit in the disappear-ance of “spoils of war” cash captured at the battle. The transcript is composed of two volumes of pleadings and witness depositions from 1858 to 1866. Intimate details of the aftermath of the famous Battle are revealed in many depositions, including those of Sam Houston, Walter P. Lane, Amasa Turner, Sidney Sherman, and other participants. 76/79pp. Two volume set, folio wrappers = 150.00 SOLD


18) Blaschke, Jayme Lynn INSIDE THE TEXAS CHICKEN RANCH: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse 2016, 1st printing, The History Press, Charleston. The author “delivers a fascinating, revelatory view of the Ranch that illuminates the truth and lies that surround this iconic brothel.” 334pp w/photos, notes, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]…..24.99


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


20) [BREWSTER COUNTY] Mirages, Mysteries and Reality--BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS: The Big Bend of the Rio Grande by Clifford B Casey. 1972, 1st limited edition, Hereford. Illustrations by Ron Reynolds. A good history of the remote Trans-Pecos county which includes many well-rounded and interesting historical essays, plus biographical sketches of many early county residents. 485pp w/photos; maps; appendices [which include lists of county officials and registered county brands]; references; index. Folio hardback w/pictorial covers, fine copy , SIGNED ……175.00


21) [BREWSTER COUNTY] ALPINE, TEXAS: Then and Now, A Centennial Edition by Clifford B. Casey. 1981, 1st limited edition of 2,000 copies, Seagraves. Detailed history of the county seat of Brewster County. Includes a 100 page section of bio-graphical sketches of many pioneers to the region. 4377pp w/photos, photo appendix, index. Folio HB red cl, SIGNED…..…115.00


22) [BROWN COUNTY]. SOMETHING ABOUT BROWN (A History of Brown County, Texas) by T.R. Havins. 1958, 1st edition, Brownwood. Includes chapters on communities, cattle ranching, Texas Rangers, and some mention of John Wesley Hardin and his activities in the area. 208pp w/photos, bibliography, appendix, index. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED ….85.00


23) Brown, Dee & Martin F. Schmitt TRAIL DRIVING DAYS 1952, reprint edition by Bonanza Books, NY. Tells of the golden days of the cattle drives with hundreds of period photos. A lot on various ranches, cattlemen, outlaws and lawmen, and other characters of the old west. 264pp w/bibliography. Folio HB/DJ, very good copy………….35.00


24) Burton, Jeffrey THE DEADLIEST OUTLAWS; The Ketchum Gang and the Wild Bunch 2009, 2nd edition, Denton. The newest and most complete history of Tom “Black Jack” Ketchum, his brother, Sam, and other members of the Ketchum Gang that robbed, killed and generally terrorized West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona in the last decade of the 19th century. The material in this book comes from material diligently collected by the author over a period of forty years from mainly unpublished sources, comprising family records, trial transcripts and other court records, personal reminiscences, official correspondence and reports, census returns, and contemporary newspapers. 504pp w/photos, maps, endnotes, bib, index. HB/DJ, as new……75.00

[NOTE: The original first edition was published privately by the author in an edition of 100 copies—it is rarely listedand this second edition has been long out-of-print in hardback.]


25) Callary, Edward w/Jean K. Callary TEXAS PLACE NAMES 2020, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. “From Alice to Zephyr, this colorful compendium tells the story behind more than three thousand intriguing Texas place names, revealing the turning points that put Dime Box, shiner, and other distinctive appellations on the map.” 411pp w/bibliographical references and index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multiple pies available]…..34.95


26) Cooke, Philip St. George THE CONQUEST OF NEW MEXICO AND CALIFORNIA IN 1846, An Historical & Personal Narrative 1964, facsimile reprint, Albuquerque. A splendid account of the history of the Mexican War by one who helped make it. 307pp w/endpaper map. HB/DH [dust jacket has some light edgewear, now in protective cover] very good copy….40.00 SOLD


27) [CRANE COUNTY] PIONEER HISTORY OF CRANE COUNTY BEFORE 1925 by Gordon L. Hooper. 2012, published by the author. Stories and memories of early Crane County and biographical details of the early homesteaders. Maximilian’s Gold; Wild Mustangs; Lee McElroy and his Ranch; Comanches and the Comanche War Trail; the Orient Railroad; Texas horned toad; and much, much more. 545pp w/many maps and illustrations, notes, index. HB/DJ as new…..49.00 SOLD


28) [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……… 85.00


29) Crook, Elizabeth THE RAVEN’S BRIDE 1991, 1st edition, NY. An excellent historical novel about Eliza, Sam Houston’s first wife. Edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. 369pp. HB/DJ, inscribed to Mrs. Allan Shivers and SIGNED fine copy...35.00 SOLD


30) Crook, Elizabeth PROMISED LANDS 1994, 1st edition, NY. Riveting novel of the Texas Revolution. Larry McMurtry had this to say about the book: “...a vivid, engaging book, the characterizations lively, the history convincingly managed. It deserves wide readership.” 511pp. HB/DJ fine copy…..30.00 SOLD


31) Crook, Elizabeth MONDAY, MONDAY 2014, 1st edition, NY. In this gripping new novel, a tragedy in Texas – Charles Whitman’s massacre of innocents from atop the University of Texas Tower – changes the course of three lives. Some chapters o a terrifying and deadly experience at Devil’s Sinkhole. Recommended! 340pp. HB/DJ, new, inscribed/SIGNED……..30.00 SOLD


32) Cruse, J. Brett BATTLES OF THE RED RIVER WAR: Archeological Perspectives on the Indian Campaign of 1874 2017, 2nd printing, College Station. The author conducted archeological investigations at six battle sites, unearthing clues that help com-plete the written records of the 1874 Red River War. Includes a historiography by Martha Doty Freeman; also analysis of cart-ridges and bullets by Douglas D. Scott. 272pp w/illus, 40 color maps, tables, app, index. Folio flexbound, new [multi-copies].39.95


33) Dearen, Patrick BITTER WATERS: The Struggles of the Pecos River 2016, 2nd printing, Norman. In this first book-length study of the entire Pecos, Dearen, who has written about the Pecos since the 1980s, draws on more than 150 interviews and a wealth of primary sources to trace the river’s natural evolution and man’s interaction with it. He offers a thorough account of what each factor has meant to the river and its prospects, i.e. irrigation projects, dams, invasive saltcedar, forest proliferation, fires, floods, flow decline, usage conflicts, water quality deterioration,. 241pp w/maps, photos, bib, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies]……..29.95


34) Dearen, Patrick DEVILS RIVER: Treacherous Twin to the Pecos, 1535-1900 2011, 1st edition, Fort Worth. As Elmer Kelton says in his blurb on the back cover, the Devils River “has a colorful if unusually violent history that deserves to be better known.” Dearen has put together a good and interesting history of the River. 223pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Softcover, new [multiple copies available]…..22.95


35) Dobie, J. Frank THE LONGHORNS 1941, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by Tom Lea. A chronicle of the great days of the Longhorn and of that special breed of cowboys who worked them. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “One of the true classics of range cattle literature.” 388pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DH a very good copy, dust jacket has minor edgewear and ¼ inch chip at the spine, inscribed/SIGNED….365.00


36) [DOBIE, J. FRANK] J. FRANK DOBIE: A Liberated Mind by Steven L. Davis. 2009, 1st edition, Austin. A new biography of Dobie who was the first Texas-based writer to gain national attention. 284pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, as new..24.95


37) [DOBIE. J. FRANK] The Essential J. FRANK DOBIE edited l. Steven L. Davis. 2019, 1st edition, TAMU Press. A collection of Dobie’s writings the editor considers his most vital and enduring works, writings that speak to our time, as well as they spoke to his. Some published here for the first time in book for. 305pp. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……..28.00


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


39) Drake, Annie Nicholson CLEAR FORK KINSHIP 2005, 1st edition, Fort Worth. An interpretive history of the life of Daniel Waggoner. He founded the Waggoner Ranch which, at its zenith, numbered more than a half-million acres. 247pp w/genealogy, sources, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED……….85.00


40) Dukes, Doug FIREARMS OF THE TEXAS RANGERS: From the Frontier Era to the Modern Age 2020, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. With more than 180 photographs, Dukes tells the history of the Texas Rangers primarily through the use of their firearms and narrates famous episodes in Ranger history, including Jack Hays and the Paterson, the Walker Colt, the McCulloch Colt Revolver and the Frontier Battalion and their use of the Colt Peacemaker and Winchester and Sharps carbines. 498pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available……45.00


41) Dunmire, William W. NEW MEXICO’S SPANISH LIVESTOCK HERITAGE: Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People 2013, 1st edition, Albuquerque. A history of domestic livestock in New Mexico that examines the ways Spaniards, Indians, and Anglos used animals and how their uses affected the region’s landscapes and cultures. 233pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, sources, index. HB/DJ, as new…….34.95


42) [EASTLAND COUNTY] ROARING RANGER: The World’s Biggest Boom by Boyce House. 1951, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A history of Ranger, Texas, with focus on its oil boom days of 1918-1921. 122pp w/photos, index. HB ….75.00


43) [ECTOR COUNTY] ODESSA: City of Dreams by Velma Barrett & Hazel Oliver. 1952, 1stPremiere Edition,” Naylor Co., San Antonio. A history of the seat of Ector County in West Texas and of some of its early-day founders. 125pp w/many photos, index. HB/DJ [dj has small chips along upper edge, now in protective cover, SIGNED by both authors, very good, scarce……75.00


44) [EDWARDS COUNTY] A HISTORY OF EDWARDS COUNTY 1984, 1st edition, Rocksprings. A project of the Rocksprings Woman’s Club Historical Committee. Articles on Texas trails, Indian raids, Devil’s Sinkhole, the storm of ’27, wool and mohair industry, much more. 778pp with maps, photos, historical articles, 546 pages of family histories, bibliography, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, near fine copy, quite scarce…..275.00 SOLD


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


46) [FISHER COUNTY] ) HISTORY OF FISHER COUNTY, TEXAS by E. L. Yeats & E.H. Shelton. 1971, 1st edition, np. 207pp w/photos, maps, historical articles, county brands illustrated, index. HB blue cloth…..60.00 SOLD


47) 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,……50.00 SOLD


48) Freeman, James W. [editor] PROSE AND POETRY OF THE LIVE STOCK INDUSTRY: With Outlines of the Origin and Ancient History of our Live Stock Animals 1959, a facsimile reprint edition limited to 550 copies, Antiquarian Press, NY. With a new introduction by Ramon F. Adams. William Reese, SIX-SCORE: “The most desired and desirable book on the range cattle industry. This book contains an incredible collection of information on men and events concerned with cattle. A chance to acquire the first edition rarely comes along.” 757pp, fully illustrated. Folio HB, a splendid volume bound in half cowhide and Bancroft buckram with gold-stamped front cover decoration and gilt spine lettering in a slip case….375.00 SOLD


49) Geiser, Samuel Wood NATURALISTS OF THE FRONTIER 1937, 1st edition, Dallas (first book published by SMU Press.) Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best introduction to the history of natural science in Texas.” It includes accounts of the Swiss naturalist, Jacob Boll, whose Texas studies included geology, zoology, entomology, botany, and paleontology; Jean Louis Berlandier, who made several trips into Texas; Thomas Drummon, English naturalist who toured Texas in the 1830s; Louis C. Ervenberg, the German who studied Texas trees and plants; Ferdinand Lindheimer, also from Germany; Ferdinand Roemer, considered the father of Texas geology; Charles Wright, Gideon Lincecum, Julien Riverchon; and Gustaf Belfrage, noted for his studies of Texas ants, beetles and butterflies. There is also an appendix with biographical sketches of many other naturalists to Texas 1820-1880. 341pp w/frontis, maps, sources, index. HB green cloth w/gilt lettering, SIGNED….100.00 SOLD


50) Gillette, James B. FUGITIVES FROM JUSTICE: The Notebook of Texas Ranger Sergeant James B. Gillette 1997, facsimile reprint by State House Press, Austin. Historical introduction by Michael D. Morrison. Reproduces the 227-page booklet which the Texas Adjutant General published in 1878 for distribution to the Texas Rangers. Includes reproductions of reward posters, Gillet’s calling cards, and other ephemera found tucked into Gillet’s personal copy. 274pp w/ill, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…45.00 SOLD


51) Gilliland, Maude T. WILSON COUNTY TEXAS RANGERS 1837-1977 1977, 1st edition, np. An account of the records and deeds of 44 men from Wilson County who served in the Texas Rangers. 139pp w/66 Ranger photographs, plus maps, documents, bibliography, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has minor edgewear] otherwise a near fine copy, exceedingly scarce. SIGNED….350.00


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


53) Gilliland, Maude T. RINCON: A Story of Life on a South Texas Ranch at the Turn of the Century 1964, 1st edition, Brownsville. Gilliland tells of her early 20th-century life at Rincon de en Media, headquarters for the vast Wells ranch in Starr and Hidalgo counties. The last section of the book deals with her move to Mission, Texas, in 1911, and of Mexican bandit raids in that area. Many period photos and some maps enhance this well-written narrative. 105pp w/illustrations, notes, bibliography.

HB/DJ dust jacket has 1-inch tear at top of spine, in protective cover, inscribed/ SIGNED by the author, very scarce……..200.00


54) Graves, John SELF-PORTRAIT, WITH BIRDS: Some Semi-Ornithological Recollections 1991, 1st limited deluxe edition of thirty copies, Chama Press, Dallas. Wood engravings by John DePol; designed and printed by W. Thomas Taylor. Author’s essays about people who hold a special place in his memory, all of whom were associated with birds and contributed to his know-ledge of them. This book was winner of the third annual Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design. 36pp. Folio HB, fully bound in forest green leather with title stamped in 23k gold on the spine, and endpapers printed with DePol’s wood engravings, in a cloth-covered clamshell box. Publisher’s announcement brochure laid in. SIGNED by Graves, the artist, the printer, and the binder. A handsome copy that is in very fine condition, probably never read………..595.00


55) Haley, J. Evetts, et al SOME SOUTHWESTERN TRAILS 1948, 1st “El Paso Edition” limited to 750 copies with the standard Bugbee title page (see Chandler Robinson, J. Evetts Haley and the Passing of the Old West) San Angelo. Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Harold D. Bugbee. Essays by several contributing authors about eleven trails--Great Comanche War Trail, Santa Fe Trail, Goodnight Trail, Rath Trail, Western Trail, National Trail, Butterfield Trail, Marcy Trail, etc.30pp. Oblong folio HB tan buckram, fine condition in a very good slipcase, quite scarce…....175.00 SOLD


56) Haley, J. Evetts STORY OF THE SHAMROCK 1954, 1st edition, Amarillo. A history of the first 25 years of the Shamrock Oil and Gas Corp. In Chandler Robinson’s bibliography on Haley’s works, he states, “A portion of the [first edition] was issued in wrappers with extended edges, tied with green leather at the spine and enclosed in a cardboard slipcase.” This copy is one of those. 78pp w/illustrations. Softcover w/extended edges, very good, in a slipcase w/title pasted on spine inscribed/SIGNED.....125.00 SOLD


57) Haley, J. Evetts THE HERALDRY OF THE RANGE: Some Southwestern Brands 1949, 1st edition, Canyon. Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by H. D. Bugbee. Chronicles the origins of seven noted ranch brands, including the JA, XIT, Matadors, 101, Cross L, JJ, and the Bells of New Mexico. 35pp. Folio HB/DJ Hereford red “homespun” cloth [see Robinson’s bibliography, J. Evetts Haley and the Passing of the Old West, very good, quite scarce in cloth……..175.00 SOLD


58) Haley, J. Evetts JEFF MILTON: A Good Man With A Gun 1948, 1st edition, 1st state [w/inverted line on page 421] Norman. Illustrations by Harold D. Bugbee. Adams, SIX-GUNS, “An excellent biography of one of the famous law-enforcement officers of the Southwest...” Milton served on the frontiers of Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, and crossed paths with many notable outlaws including John Wesley Hardin and Bill “Black Jack” Christian. 430pp w/map, photos, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy……135.00


59) Haley, J. Evetts LIFE ON THE TEXAS RANGE 1952, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. A brilliant portrayal of the work of frontier range photographer Erwin E. Smith who rode the cattle range with camera in hand during the 1880s and ‘90s. Many of the photos here depict ranch life and the working cowboy on the LS ranch in the Texas Panhandle. 112pp w/80 plates. Folio HB in slipcase, SIGNED…..165.00 SOLD


60) Holdridge, Doyle WORKING THE BORDER: A Texas Ranger’s Story 2009, POD, Dallas. Holdridge recalls his career as a Texas Ranger working along the border with Mexico from El Paso to Brownsville for over thirty years, retiring in 2004. 328pp w/photos. Trade paperback………25.00 SOLD


61) Hunt, Joe B. TEXAS RANGER CAMPFIRE TALES 2013, 1st edition, np. The author served as a Texas Ranger, then was elected sheriff of Tom Green County. In this book he relates some of his experiences in civilian life and as a lawmen. Mr. Hunt passed away soon after his book was published. 250pp w/photos. Trade paperback, SIGNED…..45.00 SOLD


62) [HORSES] NATIONAL CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL YEARBOOK 1988 1988 1st printing, Fort Worth. Lists of various winners, articles, list of breeders, more. 145ppw/photos. Folio softcover….20.00 SOLD


63) Jones, Ralph F. LONGHORNS NORTH OF THE ARKANSAS 1960, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A history of the Great Plains cattle industry of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and part of the Texas Panhandle, told by an ex-cowboy/cattleman who draws on his own experiences and on authentic records to tell the story. 372pp w/endpaper maps; photos; illustrated list of brands. HB/DJ, a fine copy…..50.00 SOLD


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

Heritage Award. 373pp. HB/DJ book is near fine; unclipped dust jacket w/minor tape repair along top edge, overall a very good copy in its original dust jacket, SIGNED with a warm inscription……250.00


These are the third, fourth and fifth installments in Kelton’s Texas Ranger Series

65) Kelton, Elmer RANGER’S TRAIL, 2002, 1st edition, this is the fourth installment in Kelton’s Texas Ranger Series, HB/DJ as new, SIGNED [no inscription]……………………..50.00

66) Kelton, Elmer TEXAS VENDETTA, 2004, 1st edition, this is the fifth installment in Kelton’s Texas Ranger Series. HB/DJ, as new, SIGNED [no inscription]……………………50.00

67) Kelton, Elmer JERICHO’S ROAD, 2004, 1st edition, SIGNED [no inscription]……………………..50.00

68) Kelton, Elmer HARD TRAIL TO FOLLOW, 2008, 1st edition, SIGNED [no inscription]…………50.00


69) Kelton, Elmer THE MAN WHO RODE MIDNIGHT 1987, 1st ed, NY. Novel. 1987 Western Heritage Award. HB/DJ near fine……………………….125.00


70) Kelton, Elmer SIX BITS A DAY 2005, 1st edition, NY. Prequel to The Good Old Boys. 252pp. HB/DJ, as new SIGNED no inscription]…50.00


71) Kelton, Elmer THE PUMPKIN ROLLERS 1996, 1st edition, NY. HB/DJ FINE, inscribed/SIGNED...........40.00


72) [KIMBLE COUNTY] THE RECKONING: The Triumph of Order on the Texas Outlaw Frontier by Peter R. Rose. 2012, 1st edition, Lubbock. The story of the criminal element that preyed on Kimble County citizens in the 1870s. They even took over the county government, and it took the dogged persistence of Texas Rangers, with increasing support from the law-abiding citizens and local lawmen to finally stem the tide. 247pp w/maps, photos, bib, notes, index. HB/DJ, as new….55.00 (out of print in cloth)


73) [KING RANCH] BOB AND HELEN KLEBERG OF KING RANCH by Helen Kleberg Groves. 2004, 1st edition, Albany. Researched and written with Bill Benson; foreword by Anne & Tobin Armstrong. This massive volume chronicles the memoirs of Helen King Kleberg Alexander-Groves, only child of Bob and Helen Kleberg, and gives an insiders view of life on the much-storied ranch, and of the Kings and the Klebergs. Includes some early history of the Kings and Klebergs, and over 200 photographs by Toni Frissell and Helen Campbell Kelberg. 273pp w/genealogy and endnotes. Folio HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED…125.00


74) Knowles, Thomas W. THEY RODE FOR THE LONE STAR: The Saga of the Texas Rangers 1999, 1st edition, Dallas. A comprehensive and fully illustrated history of the Texas Rangers from their earliest days through the Civil War. 234pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, appendix, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy……45.00


75) [LEON COUNTY] THROUGH THE YEARS: A Historical Sketch of Leon County and the Town of Oakwood by Frances Jane Leathers. 1946, 1st edition, Oakwood. Illustrations by the author. Includes biographical information on men from Oakwood who served in World Wars I and II. 218pp w/illus, bibliography. HB, SIGNED…..45.00 SOLD


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


77) Marszalek, John F., Jr. COURT MARTIAL: A Black Man In America 1972, reprint, NY. An account of the 1881 court martial of Johnson Whittaker, a black West Point cadet who was accused of faking injuries to get sympathy from the public and his professors. 320pp w/illustrations, notes, index. HB/DJ very good….25.00


78) Master, Ben UNBRANDED: Four Men and Sixteen Mustangs Three Thousand Miles Across the American West 2015, 1st edition, College Station. “On an epic 3,000-mile journey through the most pristine backcountry of the American West, four friends rode wild mustangs they adopted From the US Bureau of Land Management across an almost contiguous stretch of unspoiled public lands, border to border, from Mexico to Canada. Their sometimes unpredictable route brought them face to face with downpours, and wildfire; unrelenting heat, raging rivers; jumping cactus, rattlesnakes, and charging bull moose; sickness, injury, and death. Through it all, they had a constant traveling companion—a cameraman, shooting for the documentary film Unbranded.” 180pp w/stunning photography throughout. Folio HB/DJ, new.. ….40.00

78b) Another binding—Unbranded….—flexbound, new……24.95


79) Mellard, Evelyn SPUR RANCH—and Other Circles of Time 1977, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Salado. Essays and memoirs of a West Texas ranch lady. Most stories center around Spur Ranch; also a story of Pancho villa; meeting Mrs. Brite of the Brite Ranch; observations on wildlife; and much more. 206pp w/illustrations. HB decorated tan boards….35.00 SOLD


80) Metz, Leon C. FORT BLISS: An Illustrated History 1981, 1st edition, Mangan Books, El Paso. Designed by Frank Mangan; illustrations by Frederick Carter, Antonio Castro, Jose Cisneros, and Tom Lea; maps by Placido Cano. Photographs from the collection of Millard G. McKinney. A complete history of one of the oldest and most important military bases in the U.S. 180pp w/photos, appendix, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by Metz, Mangan & McKinney….60.00 SOLD


81) Mohr, Charles E. [editor] THE CAVES OF TEXAS 1948, 1st edition, Bulletin Ten, National Speleological Society, Washington, D.C. This bulletin of the SPS is devoted entirely to the caves of Texas, including archeological and natural history related articles. Devil’s Sinkhole; Hueco Mountain; cave-hunting in Big Bend; Central and West Texas caves; Picture-writing of Texas Indians; much on bats, fish and snakes, and other denizens; much more. 137pp w/foldout map, illus, index. Folio HB blue cloth w/gold lettering, very good……65.00 SOLD


82) [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


83) [PALO PINTO COUNTY] THE PALO PINTO STORY by Mary Whatley Clarke. 1952, 1st edition, Fort Worth. A pioneer history of the county with accounts of Indian fights and depredations; and information on Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight who were early ranchmen in the county; much more. 172pp w/photos. HB/DJ very good copy with two tiny chips at edges of dj..150.00


84) Patterson, Paul CRAZY WOMEN IN THE RAFTERS: Memories of a Texas Boyhood 1976, 1st edition, Norman. Imaginative stories of the author’s youth in West Texas. (Patterson was Elmer Kelton’s high school journalism teacher and mentor.) 242pp. HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED….45.00 SOLD


85) [PECOS COUNTY] FRONTIER DAYS IN SHEFFIELD by H.A. Holmes. 1973, 2nd edition, np. An interesting history of the people who settled in Sheffield, located in the hills between Ozona and Fort Stockton, and only a short drive from the Pecos River. 92pp w/historical articles, residents list, many photos. Folio HB red cloth, very scarce………125.00 SOLD


86) Pirtle, Caleb XIT: Being A New and Original Exploration, In Art and Words, Into the Life and Times of the American Cowboy 1975, 1st edition, Birmingham. An artistic celebration of the Great American Cowboy by the Texas Cowboy Artists' Association. A group of painters – all of them had been cowboys -- banded together under the registered 'brand' of XIT (Ten in Texas), and have portrayed their own personal experiences and reflections of the contemporary mid-west in deeply personal terms. The artists: Jack Bryant, Clay Dahlberg, George Kovach, Bob Moline, Don Ray, Mark Storm, Jim Thomas, Jim Ward, Tom Warren, Kenneth Wyatt. 161pp w/89 paintings, bibliography. Folio HB/DJ, very good…..35.00 SOLD


87) Poole, Jackie M., et al RARE PLANTS OF TEXAS 2007, 1st edition, College Station. Complete with color photographs, line drawings, and county maps, this book describes the officially listed, candidate, and species-of-concern plants in Texas. Each listing includes information on distribution, habitat, physical description, flowering time, similar species, etc. And there’s more, including info on ranking methods, threats and recovery methods, and a history of plant conservation in the state. 640pp w/glossary, references, index. Flexbound, as new………35.00


88) [PRESIDIO COUNTY] CHINATI: The Vision of Donald Judd by Marianne Stockebrand. 2010, 1st edition, Marfa. The Chinati foundation was founded by Donald Judd (1928–1994), whose specific ambition was to preserve and present a select number of permanent installations that were inextricably linked to the surrounding landscape. Chinati is located on 340 acres of desert on the site of former Fort D.A. Russell in Marfa, Texas. This publication is the first comprehensive presentation of the Chinati Foundation’s collection. Folio HB/DJ very fine……125.00


89) Porter, Willard H. HOW TO ENJOY THE QUARTER HORSE 1973, 1st edition, NY. Explains in detail everything you need to know about the business and pleasure aspects of training and showing Quarter Horses. 200pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ….30.00 SOLD


90) [RANDALL COUNTY] SANTA ANNA’S TEAPOT and Other Stories of the Burrow and Neblett Families of Canyon, Texas by Dorothy Neblett Perkins. 2007, 1st edition, Rancho Santa Fe. The author has compiled stories of her ancestors and other Canyon citizens. The Burrow and Neblett families were involved with many historical events in Texas from Republic days to the 20th century. The title story concerns an ancestor who took a silver teapot taken from the home of Mexican President Santa Anna. 503pp w/photos, maps, appendices, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, SIGNED……125.00


91) Reaves, William A., Jr. TEXAS ART AND A WILDCATTER’S DREAM: Edgar B. Davis and the San Antonio Art League 1998, 1st edition, College Station [No. 9, The Joe and Betty Moore Art Series] This book presents twenty-nine of the best works entered in the Texas Wildflower Competitive Exhibition, funded by Edgar B. Davis. The scope of the entries include not only floral landscapes, but also scenes of Texas’ ranching and cotton industries. 95pp w/biblio, index. Folio HB/DJ fine……34.95

91b) Another binding – Texas Art and a Wildcatter’s Dream –1998, 1st edition, in paperback……..24.95


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


93) Rickett, Harold William WILDFLOWERS OF THE UNITED STATES: Part Three, TEXAS — 2 Volumes 1970, 1st edition, 1st printing, NY. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The most comprehensive guide to the wild flowers of Texas… The work centers around approximately eleven hundred excellent color photographs taken by ninety different photographers, with hundreds of line drawings by Rachel Speiser.” These two volumes cover 3,000 of the 4,000 known species in Texas. 553pp w/plates, endpaper map, index. Two volumes large folio red cloth in slipcase, near fine copy, slipcase has 1/2 inch chip at top front. The set of two volumes = 150.00 SOLD


94) [SCHLEICHER COUNTY] A HISTORY OF SCHLEICHER COUNTY, TEXAS 1979, 1st edition, San Angelo. 647pp w/photos, numerous historical articles, early community and pioneer histories; brands; civic organizations; churches; over 400 pages of family histories; index; much more. Folio hardback w/pictorial covers…..135.00


95) Schreiner, Charles, III A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE TEXAS RANGERS 1969, 1st edition, Mountain Home. Includes biographical sketches of fifty-seven notable Texas Rangers, plus hundreds of photos of many more Rangers and of the equipment they used. 267pp w/photos, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy inscribed/SIGNED by Schreiner…..395.00


96) [SCURRY COUNTY] FOOTPRINTS ACROSS SCURRY COUNTY by Scurry County Book Committee. 1984, 1st edition limited, Lubbock. 580pp w/photos, historical articles, 405 pages of family histories, index. Folio HB decorated blue boards w/leather spine, top of spine pulled about 1 inch, otherwise very good, very scarce……150.00 SOLD


97) Selcer, Richard F. & Kevin S. Foster WRITTEN IN BLOOD: The History of Fort Worth’s Fallen Lawmen, Volume 1, 1861-1909 2010, 1st edition, Denton. “A tightly documented history of local law enforcement with both good and bad facts included..” In this volume are thirteen stories of early lawmen who died in the line of duty. 375pp w/photos, endnotes, bib, index. HB/DJ, as new…..39.95


98 ) Selcer, Richard F. & Kevin S. Foster WRITTEN IN BLOOD: The History of Fort Worth’s Fallen Lawmen, Volume II, 1910-1928 2011, 1st edition, Denton. This volume details thirteen more incidents in which officers were killed in the line of duty. 440pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new…….39.95 SOLD


99) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY] SHACKELFORD COUNTY SKETCHES by Don Biggers. 1974, “One Hundredth Anniversary Edition,” limited to 100 copies, Albany. Edited and annotated by Joan Farmer; introduction by Shirley & Clifton Caldwell, designed by William D. Wittliff. The author describes old landmarks, and tells of some history-making events that occurred during the county’s frontier days. Forts Davis and Hubbard; the Tonkawa Indians; The Millet Ranch affair; Old Fort Griffin; the Brock case; Ledbetter Salt Works; Old Stone Ranch; and more. 114pp w/index. HB orange cloth in an orange cloth slipcase, fine copy SIGNED by Farmer, the Caldwells, and Wittliff…………145.00 SOLD


100) Shaffer, Stephen B. OF MEN AND GOLD: The History and Evidence of Spanish Gold Mines in the West 1994, 1st printing, Spanish Fork. Mostly in Utah, but useful information for the serious lost mine seeker. 210pp w/maps, photos, Spanish and Indian symbols and their meanings, the Lost Josephine Mine; Spanish weights and measures; more. Folio wrappers, fine……50.00 SOLD


101) Shirley, Glenn TOUGHEST OF THEM ALL 1953, 1st edition, UNM Press, Albuquerque. Twelve biographical sketches of outlaws and lawmen of the old west, including Frank Eaton, Kate Bender, Bob Ollinger, The Marlows, the Doolin Gang, Zip Wyatt, Cherokee Bill, and others. 145pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ very good copy…..35.00 SOLD


102) Sibley, Jane Dunn JANE’S WINDOW: My Spirited Life in West Texas and Austin 2013, 1st edition, College Station. The author, a philanthropist and member of a ranching family, recounts her life in Austin and in Culberson County in far West Texas. She was named after “Jane’s Window,” a gap between two mountains on the ranch where she grew up. 375pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, as new……..34.95


103) Sims, Judge Orland L. GUN-TOTERS I HAVE KNOWN 1967, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, Austin. Foreword by Joe B. Frantz. Stories of some of the old west’s gun-toters who may or may not have rode through the Concho Country, including the Kilpatrick and Ketchum gangs, Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch, Texas Rangers Frank Hamer and Capt. Bill McDonald. He adds some interesting yarns about some preachers who carried their guns to the pulpits. Also Texas Ranger Bill McDonald; Black Jack Ketchum; Laura bullion and Ben Kilpatrick; Will Carver; Frank Hamer; more. 57pp w/photos. HB, inscribed/SIGNED …..65.00


104) Siringo, Charles A. A TEXAS COWBOY: or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony… 1950, 1st printing of this unique collaborative edition with a bibliographical study and an introduction by J. Frank Dobie; illustrations by Tom Lea; and design by Carl Hertzog. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the most authentic book on the Texas cowboy….one of the most important range books….the best edition with added material.” 198pp w/illus. HB/DJ minor wear at top of dj spine..55.00 SOLD


105) Smith, Cornelius C., Jr. WILLIAM SANDERS OURY: History-Maker of the Southwest 1967, 1st edition, Tucson. The story of Oury who was a courier from the Alamo, a Texas Ranger, and finally a settler in Southern Arizona where he became a cattle-grower, Indian fighter, stage agent, newspaper editor, and politician. 298pp w/maps, illus, sources, index. HB/DJ….35.00 SOLD


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


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


108) [STERLING COUNTY] MILLING AROUND STERLING COUNTY: A History of Sterling County edited by Beverly Daniels. 1980, 1st edition, Canyon. 382pp w/many photos, historical articles, 220 pages of family histories, bibliography.

Folio HB green cloth gold stamped spine and front cover, fine copy….165.00


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


110) [TARRANT COUNTY] PIONEER FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Life, Times and Families of South Tarrant County by Lila Bunch Race. 1976, 1st edition, Dallas. Historical articles and family histories with genealogies. 279pp w/photos, maps, “historical name index of pioneer Fort Worth,” and “Historical name index of farmers and ranchers, churches and schools of South Tarrant County.” Folio HB, very scarce….175.00 SOLD


111) [TARRANT COUNTY] FORT WORTH: A Frontier Triumph by Julia Kathryn Garrett.1972, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. A comprehensive history of the “Queen City of the Prairies,” from the days of Spanish exploration into modern times: slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction and the Ku Klux Klan and the carpetbaggers; much more.366pp w/ill, app. HB/DJ fine…..45.00 SOLD


112) [TEXAS CENTENNIAL] MONUMENTS ERECTED by the STATE OF TEXAS to COMMEMORATE the CENTENARY OF TEXAS INDEPENDENCE compiled by Harold Schoen, et al. 1939, 1st edition, Austin. Published by the Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations. From the Preface: “This report is an attempt to present in picture and legend a brief resume of the operations of the Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations to furnish a general accounting of the funds entrusted to the Commission.” Photographs and descriptions of hundreds of exposition buildings, memorial museums, community centers, statues, monuments, historical markers, grave markers, and highway markers, and includes muster rolls of any military operations that were memorialized. Folio HB, dark blue leather w/raised state seal and title in gold, near fine copy with minor scuffing along edge of spine, exceedingly scarce…..325.00


113) [TEXAS CENTENNIAL] STATE OF TEXAS BUILDING: Shrines of Texas Volume I edited by Frank Carter Adams. 1936, 1st edition, Dallas. A look at the architecture and historical representations of the building built for the 1936 State Fair of Texas Exposition. Texas Indian Bronze; William B. Travis; Mirabeau Lamar; Sam Houston; descriptions of the North, East, West [murals by Tom Lea] and South Texas rooms; much more history. 48pp w/photos. Folio burgundy leather boards with Texas’ Great Medallion stamped in gold, with some light rubbing along the spine, otherwise a very good copy. Very scarce…….250.00

[PERSONAL NOTE: The ‘history killers’ will probably take note and have these monuments destroyed, if they haven’t started already…FC.]


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


115) Tinker, Edward Larocque THE HORSEMEN OF THE AMERICAS: And the Literature They Inspired 1967, 2nd revised edition, NY. Contents include: "The Cult of the Gaucho and the Creation of a Literature," "Charros, Corridos and Calaveras," and "The Cowboy in Life and Literature;" numerous illustrations in color and black & white by E. Castells Capurro, Feliciano Peria, Jose Guadalupe Posada, and Nick Eggenhofer.; and four small pencil drawings of horses in motion by animal sculptor Herbert Haseltine. 149pp w/illus, notes, bibliography. Folio HB/DJ is slightly edgeworn, now in protective cover……45.00


116) Tinsley, Jim Bob FOR A COWBOY HAS TO SING 1991, 3rd printing, Orlando. “A collection of 60 romantic cowboy and western songs [with music] covering the 50-year Golden Era of popular standards between 1905 and 1957.” 314pp w/illus, index. Folio HB/DJ, a few pages have light pencil underlining……30.00


117) [UPTON COUNTY] ON THE LAST FRONTIER: A History of Upton County, Texas by N. Ethie Eagleton. 1971, 1st edition, El Paso. 125pp w/photos, historical articles, biographical sketches of early pioneers, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, scarce…..120.00


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


119) Williams, J. W. THE BIG RANCH COUNTRY 1971, 2nd edition, Wichita Falls. The author traveled to and collected colorful stories about many of the big ranches in the Southwest, primarily in West Texas and the Panhandle, including the Four Sixes, Pitchfork, Waggoner, XIT, LX, McElroy, Kokernot, Matador, and others. 307pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ [jacket badly chipped, in protective cover]…25.00 SOLD


120) Wilson, John P. WHEN THE TEXANS CAME: Missing Records from the Civil War in the Southwest, 1861-1862 2001, 1st edition, Albuquerque. This book presents 282 letters, song lyrics, casualty lists, intelligence dispatches, transcripts of witness testimony, newspaper accounts, and official reports of battles which offer new perspectives on the Civil War in the West. Traces the activities of Kit Carson, William Brady, and others; the dedicated service of native New Mexicans; and the sophisticated espionage carried out by both sides. 364pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, reference, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……….35.00 SOLD


121) Wilson, Laura WATT MATTHEWS of LAMBSHEAD 1989, 1st edition, Austin. With an Introduction by David McCullough; and an Afterword by the author/photographer. This photographic essay vividly chronicles Watt Matthews’ days as heir and operator of the historic Lambshead Ranch. 197pp w/notes on the photos. Oblong folio HB/DJ, fine copy….65.00


122) Windle, Janice Woods TRUE WOMEN 1993, 1st edition, NY. Highly acclaimed historical novel about women on the Texas frontier. Made into a TV movie. HB/DJ….25.00


123) Windle, Janice Woods HILL COUNTRY 1998, 1st edition, NY. Another of the author’s novels based on the lives of her ancestors. 474pp. HB/DJ…..25.00 SOLD


124) Wood, Capt. John M. TEXAS RANGER IN THE OIL PATCH 1994, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Austin. Wood, of Co. “D”, was a Ranger in the West Texas oil patch for 18 years. Softcover, fine, SIGNED……35.00 SOLD


A very uncommon Alamo title!

125) Wright, Mrs. S.J. OUR LIVING ALAMO: Mission San Antonio de Valero 1937, 1st edition, Banks Upshaw & Co., Dallas. A history of the mission; the battle during the Revolution and a list of those who died there; the birth of the Republic; first restoration after the battle; 1936 inventory of relics; notes on the museum; much more. 95pp w/bibliography. Wrappers, fine copy, very scarce..100.00 SOLD



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