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CATALOG #315, May, 2021




1929 was a landmark year for Texas literature. It was the year that two young historians would have their first books published: J. Frank Dobie sold his book, VAQUERO OF THE BRUSH COUNTRY, to Southwest Press in Dallas; and J. Evetts Haley made a deal with Lakeside Press in Chicago to publish THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS And the Early Days of the Llano Estacado. In the years that followed, Dobie and Haley would publish scores of other books, pamphlets and magazine articles. Many of their books are still in print today. The first editions of both authors are premiums.

The first books of Dobie and Haley have become two of the most sought after books by serious Texana collectors. Today, I’m offering first edition copies of both of these very scarce books in the same catalogue:

1) Dobie, J. Frank A VAQUERO OF THE BRUSH COUNTRY 1929, 1st edition (has the “Rio Grande River” redundancy on the title page map which was corrected in later printings), Southwest Press, Dallas. Hardback with simulated snakeskin cover. The top right corner of the front free endpaper has been clipped, overall a very good copy, and dated and SIGNED by Dobie....525.00 SOLD


2) Haley, J. Evetts THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS And the Early Days of the Llano Estacado. 1929, 1st edition, Chicago. Hardback with very light wear to outer boards. a sound, near fine copy.....750.00 SOLD

[NOTE: You will find more Dobie and Haley first editions listed alphabetically in this catalog.)


3) [ART] PAINTED MEMORIES: People, Places, and Memories from the Easel of H.C. Zachry 2015, 1st edition, ACU Press, Abilene. Beautiful full-color reproductions of many of Zachry’s paintings that include people, scenes, animals, and activities from a variety of places. 192pp. Oblong folio HB/DH, new [multiple copies available]……..39.99


4) Bagur, Jacques D. A HISTORY of NAVIGATION on CYPRESS BAYOU and the LAKES 2001, 1st edition, Denton. A massive, detailed study of early water transportation on the Red River and how it affected the economies of East Texas and northwest Louisiana. 821pp w/maps, many photos bibliography, index. HB/DJ as new…….65.00


5) Bartholomew, Ed WYATT EARP: 1848-1880, The Untold Story 1963, limited 1st edition, Toyahvale. A biography of the controversial lawman/gunfighter, this volume tells of Earp’s days in Kansas and Dodge City. Adams, SIXGUNS: “An important addition to the Earp’s controversy….There are some errors, but readers of western Americana should be grateful to Mr. Bartholomew for the material he has unearthed.” 328pp w/photos, notes, references. Wrappers, very good….65.00 SOLD


6) Bean, Amelia TIME FOR OUTRAGE 1967, 1st edition, NY. A well-researched novel based on actual historical events and the people involved in New Mexico’s bloody Lincoln County War. In “The Author’s Note” at the end of the book, Bean gives interesting information concerning her treatment of the facts, source material, etc. 445pp with suggested reading on the subject in the author’s notes. HB/DJ, nice copy, and scarce…..50.00 SOLD


7) [BIG BEND] Morgenthaler, Jefferson THE RIVER HAS NEVER DIVIDED US: A Border History of La Junta de los Rios 2004, POD, Austin. A history of the region occupying the basin between Texas and Chihuahua formed by the junction of the Rio Grande and Rio Conchos, from the mid-1800s to 1990s —Apaches and scalp-hunters, Forty-niners, Pancho Villa, Pablo Acosta, Rick Thompson, much more. 317pp w/photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]……29.95


8) [BIG BEND] CHRONICLES OF THE BIG BEND: A Photographic Memoir of Life on the Border by W.D. Smithers.1976, 1st edition, Madrona Press, Austin. Pancho Villa, bootleggers, curanderos and avisadores are among the intrigues of the Big Bend caught by Smithers’ camera in the early part of the 20th-century. 144pp. w/many period photos, map, index. Folio HB/DJ, (dust jacket has minor edgewear, now in protective cover)…….40.00


9) [BIG BEND] BIG BEND: A Homesteader’s Story by J.O. Langford [with Fred Gipson] 1952, 2nd printing, Austin. The interesting story of Langford’s life in the Big Bend. He settled at the Hot Springs where Tornillo Creek pours into the Rio Grande during the early days of the 19th-century when the region was populated mostly by rattlesnakes and Mexican bandits. 159pp w/photos and drawings, index. HB/DJ……..30.00 SOLD


10) Britton, N.L. & J.N. Rose THE CACTACEAE: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family 1963, reissue of the original 1920 edition, Dover Publications. Four volumes bound as two. The first exhaustive and definitive study of the cacti family ever made. The authors recognize three major classifications of cacti under which they arrange and describe 124 genera and 1,235 species, giving complete details of each. 1054pp w/1279 illustrations,, 137 plates, 1142 text-figures, 125 identification keys. Folio HB/DJs two volumes, the set = $85.00 SOLD


11) 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


12) Burton, Harley True A HISTORY OF THE JA RANCH 1966, 1st printing of this edition, NY. A history of the famed J A Ranch owned by Charles Goodnight and his partner, John Adair. The ranch once covered over a million acres, surrounding the Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle. It operates today, although somewhat reduced in size. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “One of the first ranch histories, and one of the rarest and most important.” 147pp w/ map, illus, biblio, index. HB, very scarce….425.00


13) Casement, Dan D. RANDOM RECOLLECTIONS: The Life and Times – and Something of the Personal Philosophy – of a 20th Century Cowman 1955, 1st edition, Kansas City. Casement ranched in Western Colorado from the 1890s through the mid-1900s. He was a breeder of Hereford cattle, and was instrumental in the development of the Quarter Horse. 11pp. HB, maroon cloth w/gold lettering, very good copy with some blisters along the front edge of the cloth cover…….100.00


14) Chambers, Clint & Paul H. Carlson COMANCHE jack Stillwell: Army Scout and Plainsman 2019, reprint edition, Norman. The life of a significant but heretofore largely unknown army scout, cowboy, sheriff, judge, and land commissioner. Friends of Buffalo bill Cody and George A. Custer; enemy of the Earp Clan (his kid brother was killed by Wyatt Earp.) 280pp w/maps, illus, biblio, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies]…….24.95


15) Chandler, Charlena ON INDEPENDENCE CREEK: The Story of a Texas Ranch 2004, 2nd printing, Lubbock. Author recalls her youthful days on the Chandler Ranch on Independence Creek at its confluence with the Pecos River, now a popular recreation oasis. 203pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ fine copy,……..35.00 [out-of-pint in hardback] SOLD


16) Chapman, Brian R. & William L. Lutterschmidt [editors] TEXANS ON THE BRINK: Threatened and Endangered Animals 2019. 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station.  This book “brings together experts on eighty-eight endangered and threatened animal species of Texas and includes brief descriptions of the processes that state and federal agencies employ to list and protect designated species.” 220pp w/maps, illus, index. Folio HB boards w/pictorial cover, new….37.00


17) Christensen, Pixie LONE STAR STEEPLES: Historic Places of Worship in Texas 2016, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Foreword by David Ruesink; illustrations by Carl J. Christensen, Jr. Presents sixty-five historically significant religious structures in watercolor illustrations accompanied by brief summaries and handcrafted maps. 165pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, index. Folio HB/DJ, new ……….35.00


18) Clayton, Lawrence CONTEMPORARY RANCHES OF TEXAS 2001, 1st edition, Austin. Black- and-white photography by Wyman Meinzer. Through Clayton’s words and Meinzer’s photographs, you will visit sixteen working Texas ranches: Alta Vista, Canales, Catarina, O’Connor, and Ray in South Texas; R. A. Brown, Chimney Creek, Goodnight, J A, Moorhouse, Nail, and Renderbrook Spade in the Panhandle and Northwest Texas; and Henderson Cove, Hudspeth River, Long X, and Hoskins 101 in the Trans-Pecos. Many of these ranches trace their beginnings to the open range days. 166pp w/photos, bib. Folio HB/DJ…55.00


19) Cramer, T. Dudley THE PECOS RANCHERS IN THE LINCOLN COUNTY WAR 1996, 1st limited edition of 400 hardbound copies, Oakland. Intro by J. Evetts Haley; drawings by Tom Ryan. Story of the Pecos ranchers who participated in the Lincoln County war, and particularly the Hugh Beckwith family. Chapters: The Goodnight-Loving Trail; John S. Chisum; The Pecos War, which preceded the events in Lincoln County; and more. Photos, map endpapers, biblio- graphy, index. HB blue cloth with gold- and silver-embossed decorations, numbered and SIGNED by the author and artist w/inscription……150.00 SOLD


20) Davis, Ellis Arthur & Thomas Stone Chamblin [editors] THE HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TEXAS circa 1948, published by Texas Historical Society. Two Volumes. The first 188 pages consist of a number of historical articles, town and community histories and statistics, and articles on the livestock industry and other businesses. The balance of the two massive volumes are biographical sketches of many Texans with their portraits. 2044pp w/portrait photos, indexes. HB bound in padded leatherette w/decorated covers, fine volumes……..the set of two = $100


21) 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, index. HB/DH very good copy, dj has minor edgewear, SIGNED by Dobie with his brand..400.00


22) 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


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


24) Dobie, J. Frank THE SEVEN MUSTANGS 1948, 1st printing, np. An address made May, 1931, 1948, on the occasion of the dedication of the Mustang Monument, located at the San Jacinto Boulevard entrance to the Texas Memorial Museum. “A Christmas Remembrance from Bertha and Frank Dobie.” 12pp w/ illustrated cover. Wrappers w/extended edges, fine. SIGNED….85.00 SOLD


25) Dobie, J. Frank A CORNER FOREVER TEXAS 1928, Whatley Printers, Austin. “A plea for a Texas center in the University of Texas, with emphasis on the Texas collection of books and pamphlets, is taken in part from The Alcalde, April, 1938.” 8pp. Wrappers, very good, SIGNED….85.00 SOLD


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 spine is pulled at top, and has a one-inch tear at bottom, SIGNED……..75.00 as is SOLD


27) Dobie, J. Frank ON THE OPEN RANGE 1931, 1st printing of the school edition, Dallas. A collection of stories about Texas written mainly for young folks. 3122pp w/illustrations. HB, dark blue cloth with orange decorations, slightly worn……45.00 SOLD


28) 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


29) Ellis, George F. BELL RANCH As I Knew It 1973, 1st edition, Kansas City. Historical overview by Donald R. Ornduff; illustrations by Robert Lougheed. Ornduff sets the historical stage by tracing the ownership of the ranch beginning in the early 1800s. Ellis was one of only six managers of the Bell Ranch in its 150-year-old history, and his narrative gives an intimate view of the people, of roundup and branding operations, of herd improvement operations and marketing practices, and he blends in personal vignettes of the people whose sweat helped build the Bell reputation. 161pp w/illustrations, photographs, maps. Oblong folio HB/DJ (dust jacket has some sunning at the spine, minor edgewear)………60.00


30) [EL PASO COUNTY] MOMENTS IN TIME: A History of the Tornillo Community and its People by Frances Segulia. 1981, 1st edition, Tornillo. A well-rounded history of the remote community that is situated in the southern tip of El Paso County. 223pp w/many historical articles, family histories, extensive appendices, bibliography. Folio HB/DJ…..70.00


31) Emmett, Chris SHANGHAI PIERCE: A Fair Likeness 1953, 1st ed, Norman. Drawings by Nick Eggenhofer. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the best biographies of a Texas cattleman.... Emmett gives us Shanghai Pierce with the warts and all…good reading and competent biography.” Pierce was one of Texas’ most colorful cattlemen who built a ranching empire in South Texas and crossed paths with many notables, including John Wesley Hardin, Ike Pryor, Charlie Siringo, Leander H. McNelly, Wild Bill Hickock, Ab blocker, others. 326pp w/maps, photos, appendix, bib., index. HB/DJ, very good copy….85.00


32) Evans, Joe M. A CORRAL FULL OF STORIES 1939, 1st ed, El Paso. Camp meetings and lion hunting with dogs and some humorous tales. Softcover with extended edges, SIGNED............30.00 SOLD


33) Ferber, Edna GIANT 1952, 1st edition, Garden City. Classic novel of oil-rich Texans.447pp. HB/DJ chip at top of spine, other-wise very good…. 65.00


34) Ford, Don Henry, Jr. CONTRABANDO: Confessions of a Drug-Smuggling Texas Cowboy 2005, 1st edition, El Paso. Ford remembers his experiences smuggling pot across the U.S./Mexico border in Texas’ Big Bend region in the 1980s. He also relays how he lived in Mexico for a year after escaping from a U.S. prison. 237pp w/appendix. HB/DJ as new….24.95


35) Geue, Chester W. [translator] SKETCHES OF LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA AND TEXAS as observed by Friedrich W. von Wrede. Originally published in 1844 as a travel book, von Wrede’s observations give us a firsthand look at everyday life in Texas during its earliest years of settlement. 208pp w/illus, biblio, index. HB/DJ…..50.00 SOLD


36) Geiser, Samuel Wood NATURALISTS OF THE FRONTIER 1948, 2nd edition revised and enlarged, SMU Press, Dallas 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 black cloth w/gold lettering, fine condition…..45.00 SOLD


37) Glasrud, Bruce A. [editor] AFRICAN AMERICANS IN SOUTH TEXAS HISTORY 2011, 1st edition, College Station. A collection of essays by various contributors and arranged chronologically cover the black experience in Texas’ border region from slavery to the present time. 353pp w/index.HB tan cloth, as new….60.00


38) Graves, Rev. H.A. ANDREW JACKSON POTTER: The Fighting Parson of the Texan Frontier 1890, 2nd edition, Nashville. A contemporary account of the colorful circuit preacher who rode through much of the West Texas frontier during the latter part of the 19th-century. Accounts of his encounters with Indians and outlaws, and of his military service during the Civil War. He founded the First Methodist Church in San Angelo in 1882, and sired fourteen children. An important pioneer biography. 471pp. HB red cloth w/decorations, some foxing to endpapers, otherwise a very good, sound copy………200.00 SOLD


39) Haley, J. Evetts ROBBING BANKS WAS MY BUSINESS: The Story of John Harvey Bailey, 1973, 1st limited edition of 200 copies, Canyon. Illustrations by Theda Ray. The life story of a bank robber whose heyday was during the 1920s and ‘30s. 210pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ in blue cloth slipcase, fine condition, numbered and SIGNED by Haley and Bailey, with an additional inscription and signature by Haley, exceedingly scarce.………750.00


40) Haley, J. Evetts FORT CONCHO and the TEXAS FRONTIER 2006, 2nd edition limited to 1000 copies, West Texas Legacy Press, Midland. This edition with a new introduction by Elmer Kelton; new foreword by Mike Cox; original illustrations by H.D. Bugbee; and original typography designed by Carl Hertzog. Haley’s classic history of the frontier military outpost and the West Texas country that surrounds it. Chapters on the Great Comanche War Trail; the stage-coach mail; founding and building of Fort Concho; Mackenzie and his Indian campaigns; Grierson and Shafter; “Nolan’s Lost Nigger Expedition;” racial troubles on the Conchos; transportation and supply; everyday life at the post; and much more. 352pp w/maps, illus, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by J. Evetts Haley, Jr., Mike Cox, and Elmer Kelton……125.00 SOLD


41) Haley, J. Evetts ROUGH TIMES--TOUGH FIBER: A Fragmentary Family Chronicle 1976, 1st edition, Canyon. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Interesting stories of the Haley family’s pioneer days. 196pp w/photos, index. HB fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED by Haley…..90.00


42) Haley, J. Evetts THE ALAMO MISSION BELL 1974, 1st edition, Midland. Haley recounts the story of five Texans who, in 1974, pooled their credit and bought back the Alamo Mission Bell that had somehow wound up with an antique dealer in Tennessee. There is also a retelling of the Alamo’s part in the Texas Revolution. HB, red cloth(no jacket as issued), SIGNED….65.00


43) Haley, J. Evetts & William. Curry Holden THE FLAMBOYANT JUDGE: James D. Hamlin 1972, 1st edition, Canyon. de-sign and typography by Carl Hertzog. The biography of a banker, judge, lawyer and rancher who was a prominent figure in the history of the Texas Panhandle around the turn of the 20th-Century. On the front of the dust jacket: “The story of Amarillo and the development of the great ranches of the Texas Panhandle.” One chapter gives Haley’s version of the lawsuit that caused the original edition of his The XIT Ranch of Texas to be pulled from circulation. 312pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has some foxing, otherwise very good] SIGNED by Haley and Curry……….60.00


44) Haley, J. Evetts F. REAUGH: Man and Artist 1960, 1st printing, published by Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation, El Paso. Typography by Carl Hertzog. A look at the life and career of the world-renowned artist who chose West Texas as his home. 16 unnumbered pages w/reproductions of some of Reaugh’s art. Wrappers w/extended edges, SIGNED by Haley….35.00 SOLD


45) Haley, J. Evetts MEN OF FIBER 1963, 1st edition, El Paso. Typography by Carl Hertzog; drawings by Jose Cisneros. Profiles of John R. Baylor: Irrepressible Rebel; Quanah Parker: The Last Great Chief; R.S. Mackenzie: Superb Soldier; Andrew Jackson Potter: Fighting Parson; and Bob Beverly: Cowboy-Sheriff. 39pp. Softcover, inscribed/SIGNED…..45.00


46) [HALEY, J. EVETTS] Black-and-white photograph of J. Evetts Haley (wearing Stetson, jeans, western shirt, and chaps, standing next to his horse with penned cattle in the background) Poster-size—9 inches by 19 inches-- Haley has singed it on the back w/inscription. Suitable for framing….40.00


47) Haley, J. Evetts And so it Must Be…At CHRISTMAS…on the Ranges of Grass 1952, 1st printing, George Autry Publisher, Amarillo. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. Christmas greeting from Evetts and Nita Haley. 8pp w/illustrations. Folio Softcover w/extended edges…30.00 SOLD


48) Haley, J. Evetts CHRISTMAS at the Hancock House 1953. 1st printing, George Autry Publisher, Amarillo. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. Christmas greeting from Evetts and Nita Haley. 8pp w/illustrations. Folio softcover w/extended edges…..30.00 SOLD


49) Haley, John A. [editor] THE PARNELL BROTHERS STORY: A Brief Memoir of the Rigorous Lives of Two Panhandle Cowmen 1988, 1st edition, Midland. The Parnell brothers and their families came from Missouri to settle in Ochiltree County in the Texas Panhandle in 1916. 23pp w/illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. HB……30.00


50) Haley, John A. WINDMILLS, DROUGHTS and COTTONSEED CAKES: A Biased Biography of a West Texas Rancher 1995, 1st edition, Fort Worth. “Warm and humorous memoir” by a man who ranched near Kermit, Texas. HB/DJ, fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED…..35.00 SOLD


51) Halsell, H.H. COWBOYS AND CATTLELAND nd, 1st edition, Parthenon Press, Nashville. Tales of the range during the post-Civil War days from a Wise County, Texas, cattleman. 237pp w/illustrations. HB w/decorated cover, SIGNED….45.00 SOLD


52) Harelik, Tiffany THE BIG COUNTRY COOKBOOK: Recipes and Histories from Sixteen Counties in West Texas 2017, 1st printing, ACU Press, Abilene. The author shares recipes and interviews from iconic restaurants and heirloom recipes from

historic families in the Big Country. An entertaining cookbook! 235pp w/illustrations. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]..24.99


53) Harris, Charles H., III, & Louis R. Sadler THE GREAT CALL-UP: The Guard, The Border, and the Mexican Revolution 2015, 1st edition, Norman. “On June 18, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson called up virtually the entire army National Guard, some 150,000 men, to meet an armed threat to the United States: border raids covertly sponsored by a Mexican government in the throes of revolution. The Great Call-Up tells for the first time the complete story of this unprecedented deployment and its significance in the history of the National Guard, World War I, and U.S.-Mexico relations.” 559pp w/maps, photos, notes, index. HB/DJ new..39.95


54) Harris, Charles H., III and Louis R. Sadler THE SECRET WAR IN EL PASO: Mexican Revolutionary Intrigue, 1906-1920 2009, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Another fully researched and comprehensive history by Harris and Sadler. In this book they’ve chronicled many clandestine operations in and around El Paso by American businesses and the U.S. Government who sought to maintain their influences in Mexico and protect national interests while keeping an eye on key figures of the Mexican Revolution. During that period, El Paso served as refuge to revolutionists, smugglers, gunrunners, counterfeiters, propagandists, double agents, criminals, and other underground characters. 488pp w/illustrations, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, as new….…45.00


55) Harris, Kenneth THE WILDCATTER: A Portrait of Robert O. Anderson1987, 1st edition, NY. From humble beginnings, Anderson became a respected member of the petroleum industry, and as chairman of Atlantic-Richfield Company, he built the Alaska Pipeline and negotiated the first offshore drilling operation in China. 180pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ…..25.00


56) [HASKELL COUNTY] HASKELL COUNTY AND ITS PIONEERS by Rex A. Felker. 1975, 1st edition, Quanah. 323pp with historical articles, many photos, family histories. Folio HB….110.00


57) Hatley, Allen g. TEXAS CONSTABLES: A Texas Heritage 1999, 1st edition, Lubbock. An enlightening and interesting history of Texas constables from the early days of the Republic to modern times. 237pp w/illustrations, notes, bibliography, appendices, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..30.00 SOLD


58) Havins, T. R. BEYOND THE CIMARRON: Major Earl Van Dorn In Comanche Land 1968, 1st edition, Brownwood. A good account of Van Dorn’s 1858 campaign against the Comanche in West Texas and Oklahoma. Fort Chadbourne, Camp Colorado, Fort Sill, more. 113pp w/maps, illustrations, biblio. HB/DJ, fine copy………175.00


59) Hertzog, Carl & Tom Lea [designers/compilers] FORT BLISS, ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY, 1848-1948 1948, 1st edition, El Paso. Incidental sketches by H. Schrek; map by Jose Cisneros. 24 unnumbered pages with photos and historical text. Folio softcover with extended edges, very good condition……50.00


60) Hilliard, George A HUNDRED YEARS OF HORSE TRACKS: The Story of the Gray Ranch 1996, 1st edition, Silver City. An interesting history of the Diamond A Ranch (or Gray Ranch) located in the southwestern corner of New Mexico from the open range days of the 1880s through the 20th-century.180pp w/endpaper maps, many illus, index. HB w/decorated cover..35.00 SOLD


61) Holden, W. C. ROLLIE BURNS or An Account of the Ranching Industry of the South Plains 1932, 1st edition, 1st state, limited to 500 copies [see Adams, Rampaging Herd] Dallas. Wm. Reese, in SIX-SCORE: “An excellent picture of ranching in the 1870s, 80s, and 90s in West Texas. Burns first work as a cowboy was in 1873. He worked for several outfits and managed three before this narrative ends in 1896.” HB, tan cloth w/decorated cover, very good condition (front and back endpapers have “ghost” fo dj flap, which is missing) SIGNED by Burns and dated (8-26-1932)…..275.00


62) Hine, Robert V. BARTLETT’S WEST: Drawing the Mexican Boundary 1968, 1st edition, New Haven. This volume features 56 reproductions of drawings by Bartlett and other members of his expedition as they trekked across Texas and the Southwest to map the Mexican/U.S. border. 152pp w/illustrations, map, index. Oblong folio HB (lacks dust jacket)……38.00


63) Horan, James D. ACROSS THE CIMARRON 1956, 1st edition, NY. “The adventures of “Cimarron” George Bolds, last of the frontiersmen, as he related his life story to James D. Horan.” Bat Masterson, Bill Tilghman, Chalk Beeson, Buffalo Jones, and others. 301pp w/illustrations. HB maroon and tan cloth….30.00


64) Hunt, Aurora KIRBY BENEDICT: Frontier Federal Judge 1961, 1st edition, Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale. “An account of legal and judicial development in the Southwest, 1853-1874, with special reference to the Indian, slavery, social and political affairs, journalism, and a chapter on circuit riding with Abraham Lincoln in Illinois.” Benedict served as a federal judge in New Mexico. 268pp w/photos, notes, index. HB red cloth….35.00


65) Hunt, Frazier CAP MOSSMAN: Last of the Great Cowmen 1951, 1st edition, NY. Illustrations by Ross Santee. Life story of Mossman who, in his younger days, worked on ranches in New Mexico and Arizona–including the Hash Knife outfit, where he routed a deadly gang of rustlers–before forming his own vast cattle company. 277pp. HB/DJ [dust jacket has tape repair, but it’s all there—I’ve put it in a protective cover]…..55.00 SOLD


66) Irving, Washington ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE “Klickitat Edition” published 117 years after the first edition. Fifty illustrations by Robert A. Reynolds. Irving met and interviewed Bonneville in 1838. The stories the adventurous fur-trader told the author resulted in this book. Important book on the early fur trade in America. 357pp w/illus. HB/DJ…..30.00 SOLD


67) Jackson, Clarence S. PICTURE MAKER OF THE OLD WEST: William H. Jackson c1947, reprint, NY. Jackson traveled the West in the 1800s and left a pictorial record of his experience. Here hundreds of his photos, and some drawings, are presented in chronological sequence. 308pp w/index. Folio HB/DJ light edgewear, now in protective cover….35.00 SOLD


68) Jordan, Terry G. TEXAS LOG BUILDINGS: A Folk Architecture 1978, 1st edition, Austin. “Dividing Texas into five major cultural regions, Jordan delineates the individual styles which inevitably developed in this culturally, economically, and physically diverse state.” 230pp w/many illus, appendices, notes, glossary, bib, index. HB/DJ [dj has minor edgewear]….30.00


69) Justman, Dorothy Eckel GERMAN COLONISTS and THEIR DESCENDANTS IN HOUSTON Including Usener and Allied Families 1974, 1st edition, Nortex Press, Wichita Falls. A combined history of Houston and the genealogy of numerous pioneer German families that covers the period from the Republic of Texas through statehood, the Civil War and Reconstruction. 35p w/many illustrations, maps, ancestral charts, and more. Folio HB/DJ [minor edgewear ]…….65.00


70) Keleher, William A. VIOLENCE IN LINCOLN COUNTY 1869-1881 1957, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “One of the best histories of Lincoln County and its troubles, as well as of the life of Billy The Kid…It is most trustworthy.” 390pp w/illustrations, sources, index. HB/DJ very good copy…..60.00


The final three books in Elmer Kelton’s Texas Ranger Series

71) Kelton, Elmer HARD TRAIL TO FOLLOW, 2008, 1st edition, NY. The 7th book in Kelton’s Texas Ranger Series, and the last book published while he was still alive. SIGNED [no inscription]…………50.00

72) Kelton, Elmer OTHER MEN’S HORSES 2009, 1st edition, NY. This is the eighth book in Kelton’s exciting Texas Ranger series. [Published posthumously] HB/DJ fine………45.00

73) Kelton, Elmer TEXAS STANDOFF 2010, 1st edition, NY. This was Elmer’s last book, and the final book in his Texas Ranger Series. 288pp with dust jacket illustration by Charles M. Russell.[Published posthumously] HB.DJ fine….45.00


74) [KELTON, ELMER as illustrator] SAM McGOO AND TEXAS TOO by Paul Patterson. 1947, 1st edition, Dallas. The illustrations in this book were Kelton’s first published works, published even before his first short story. Paul Patterson was Kelton’s high school journalism teacher, and life-time mentor and friend. 183pp. HB orange cloth…….50.00


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


76) Laine, Tanner CATTLE CALL 1975, 1st edition, Seagraves. West Texas cattle ranching stories including “Faces of Cowboys” which has more photos and biographical sketches of about two hundred West Texas ranchers and cowboys. Folio HB orange cloth w/black silhouette of cowboy on horseback, near fine…….40.00


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


78) Lanning, Michael Lee THE VETERANS CEMETERIES OF TEXAS 2018, 1st edition, College Station. A guide to the burial places of Texas veterans. Richly illustrated, the book also provides moving descriptions of military burial traditions, such as “Taps” and the 21-gun salute, as well as information about the various types of military headstones (including sixty authorized religious symbols). 178pp w/illus, index. Flexbound, new [multiple copies available]……29.95


79) Lea, Tom THE KING RANCH 1957, 1st edition, 1st state, Boston. Two Volumes. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Illustrations by the author. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The best account of the most famous ranch in the world.” Lowman: “This book was originally planned as a 250-300 page private edition....but it grew steadily for the next four years.” 838pp w/maps, illus, appendix, sources, index. Two volumes HB in slipcase……..185.00 SOLD


80) Lehmann, Herman NINE YEARS AMONG THE INDIANS 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians 1927, 1st edition, Austin. Edited by J. Marvin Hunter. Another not-so-reliable version of this remarkable story was previously published in 1899 by Jonathan H. Jones. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS, made this comparison of the two: “The Jones version is too full of Jones, and includes preposterous Victorian religious digressions and unrelated poetry that obviously never fell from the lips of Lehmann...The Hunter version is ‘more nearly a true recital of facts’ and is much more down-to-earth than that of Jones’ but each has valuable material not in the other.” 235pp w/photos. Hardback with embossed cover/in original plain tan paper dust jacket with title stamped on spine, near fine condition, scarce…….200.00


81) Lewis, Willie Newbury TAPADERO: The Making of a Cowboy 1972, 1st edition, Austin. Author tells the story of her husband, William J. Lewis, who came to the Texas Panhandle in the 1880s, and who became a top hand on the R.O. Ranch. 189pp w/map, photos, index. HB/DJ…….35.00 SOLD


82) Loomis, Noel M. WELLS FARGO: An Illustrated History 1968, reprint, Bonanza Books, NY. A detailed history of one of America’s great institutions with over 300 illustrations. 344pp w/illus, index. Folio HB/DJ very good copy…..25.00


83) McDonald, Archie P. WILLIAM BARRET TRAVIS: A Biography 1976, 1st edition, Austin. Biography. 226pp w/illus., bibliography, index. HB/DJ……25.00 SOLD


84) McQueen, Clyde BLACK CHURCHES IN TEXAS: A Guide to Historic Congregations 2000, 1st edition, College Station. Photos, directions and brief histories of 374 black congregations, each at least one hundred years old, in the parts of Texas where most blacks were likely to have settled—east of Interstate Highway 35 and from the Red River to the Gulf of Mexico.253pp w/notes, photos, index. HB/DJ, CLEARANCE: 50% OFF = $12.48 (was $24.95)


85) Meed, Douglas V. TEXAS RANGER JOHNNY KLEVENHAGEN 200, 1st edition, Republic of Texas Press, Plano. A lively and exciting account of a Texas Ranger who served during the turbulent times of the 1930s to 1950s. 239pp w/photos, index, Trade paperback, fine copy…..32.50


86) Meinzer, Wyman with Henry Chappell UNDER ONE FENCE: The Waggoner Ranch Legacy 2010, 1st edition, Benjamin. A modern look at legendary Waggoner Ranch through the lens of Meinzer’s camera: the landscape, working cowboys, much more. Includes some black-and-white period photos from the ranch’s earlier days.180pp. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED…..175.00


87) Mersfelder, L.C. Larry COWBOY-FISHERMAN-HUNTER: True Stories of the Great Southwest 1941, 1st edition, Kansas City. True tales of the open country of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico set in the 1930s and 40s. 271pp w/many photos. HB/DJ, very good copy……….35.00

87b) Another edition – Cowboy-Fisherman-Hunter: True Stories of the Great Southwest – 1951, 2nd revised edition

with added material. HB/DJ (jacket has one inch chip at top of spine)………30.00


88) Miller, Thomas Lloyd BOUNTY and DONATION LAND GRANTS OF TEXAS, 1835-1888 1967, 1st edition, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This work is the most important published guide to early military service records in Texas …a mine of information on the land system and land grants.” Includes an explanation of the complicated sources consulted, an authoritative treatment of the legislative history of military land grants, and history of the Court of Claims. 894pp w/illus, lists of grantees for bounty and donation land grants, appendices, biblio, glossary, index. HB/DJ, near fine, very scarce…..175.00 SOLD


89) Mullin, Robert N. STAGECOACH PIONEERS OF THE SOUTHWEST 1983, 1st edition, El Paso (No 71, Southwest Studies.) A look at entrepreneurs along the Butterfield Trail through New Mexico. 48pp w/map, illustrations, notes. HB orange cloth, gold lettering, fine copy…..28.00


90) Nelson, Willie ROLL ME UP AND SMOKE ME WHEN I DIE: Musings From the Road 2012, 1st edition, NY. Foreword by Kinky Friedman. Memoir. 173pp w/photos. HB/DJ fine, this copy is SIGNED with an original caricature drawing by Willie, and dated……85.00 SOLD


91) Nichols, Roger L. GENERAL HENRY ATKINSON: A Western Military Career 1965, 1st edition, Norman. From 1820 into the 1840s General Atkinson directed the work of various commands in the trans-Mississippi West. He was instrumental in furthering the country’s passion for Western Expansion. Yellowstone Expedition of 1825; Treaties with various tribes along the Missouri, including Winnebagos and Potawatomi; Black Hawk War; much more. 243pp w/maps, illus, bib, index. HB/DJ ….35.00


92) Otero, Miguel Antonio MY NINE YEARS AS GOVERNOR OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, 1897-1906 1940, 1st “Deluxe edition” limited to 400 copies, Albuquerque. Foreword by Marion Dargan. From the foreword: “[Otero] gives us an interesting account of the ups and downs of a territorial governor at the turn of the [twentieth] century…Train robbers [including Ketchum gang] and politicians, congressmen and chorus girls all play their part in the narrative…” 404pp w/notes, appendix, index. HB/DJ, very good w/Carl Hertzog book plate posted on front endpaper……95.00


93) [PADRE ISLAND] PADRE ISLAND by the Writers’ Round Table of Corpus Christi. 1950, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A collection of historical articles and stories of legend and lore about the “Long White Island.” 222pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, very good copy………35.00

93b) Another copy - Padre Island – also first edition, lacks dust jacket…..25.00


94) [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 [dj has two sizable chips at top and bottom of spine, now in protective cover]….150.00


95) Parsons, Chuck & Donaly E. Brice TEXAS RANGER N.O. REYNOLDS: The Intrepid 2005, true 1st edition, Talei Pub., Honolulu. Foreword by Leon C. Metz; Afterword by Stephen Reynolds Davis. An extensive biography of Reynolds, a former Union soldier who came to Texas and became a Texas Ranger and eventually commander of Company E of the Frontier Battalion. During his career he crossed paths with gunmen Scott Cooley, John Ringo and the Dublin Brothers; he captured the Horrell brothers; he escorted John Wesley Hardin back and forth from jail to court; and he barely missed the Sam Bass capture. Rangers John B. Jones and James B. Gillett both served under him, and this book contains information on James B. Gillett not found in his biography. An important contribution to Texas Ranger history. 439pp w/photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB black padded leather w/gold lettering and portrait pasted on front, SIGNED by both authors….95.00 (NOTE: internet offers on this edition start at $125.00)


96) Pearson, Jim Berry THE MAXWELL LAND GRANT 1961, 1st edition, Norman. A history of the huge land grant of New Mexico and southern Colorado. Gold-mining adventur4es, evicting squatters; Indians, murderers and highwaymen; the towns within its confines; ranching operations; and more. 305pp w/photos, biblio, index. HB tan cloth……..35.00


97) Powell, Donald M. THE PERALTA GRANT: James Addison Reavis and the Barony of Arizona 1960, 1st edition, Norman. In 1882, using genuine Spanish documents filched from the archives in Guadalajara and carefully altered in the proper places, James Addison Reavis laid claim to twelve million acres of Arizona’s richest territory, and almost got away with it. Railroad and mining companies, and individuals paid thousands of dollars for deeds to their holdings before the fraud was exposed. Here is the complete and authentic story of the fantastic hoax. 186pp w/maps, illus, biblio, index. HB/DJ (minimal edgewear)…..30.00


98) Rector, Margaret (editor) COWBOY LIFE ON THE TEXAS PLAINS: The Photographs of Ray Rector 1982, 1st edition, 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/DJ [dj has tiny chips]…….40.00 SOLD


99) Reinhardt, Richard OUT WEST ON THE OVERLAND TRAIN: Across-the-Continent Excursion with Leslie’s Magazine in 1877 and the Overland Trip in 1967 1967, reprint edition, NY. Interesting train trips a hundred years apart. 205pp w/hundreds of illustrations. Folio HB/DJ very good……30.00


100) Rister, Carl Coke OIL! Titan of the Southwest 1949, 1st edition, Norman. A comprehensive history of the discovery of oil in the region that embraces Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. 467pp with photos, maps, glossary bibliography, index. HB (stain on the front pastedown)…….35.00


101) Rose, Victor M. THE LIFE AND SERVICES OF GEN. BEN McCULLOCH 1958, facsimile reproduction of the 1888 issue, Steck Co., Austin. This new edition has added five original watercolor illustrations by Elizabeth Rice. The author was at Elk Horn on that fateful day that McCulloch fell while reconnoitering the enemy during the Civil War.. McCulloch also served at San Jacinto and fought Indians. 264pp w/illus. HB in slipcase, nice copy….35.00 SOLD


102) Russell, Charles good medicine: The Illustrated Letters of Charles M. Russell 1966 “New edition from new plates,” NY. Introduction by Will Rogers; biographical note by Nancy C. Russell. Contains reproductions of 145 of Russell’s illustrated letters. 162pp w/full color illustrations & endpapers. Folio HB/DJ very good copy…..27.50


103) Schmidt, Curt E. OMA & OPA, German-Texan Pioneers 1975, 1st edition, New Braunfels. An interesting history and tribute to early German pioneers who settled in Texas from 1820 to 1850, with discussions of their folkways, songs, traditions and culture. 129pp w/illustrations. Folio HB/DJ (edge of dj has small chips , now in protective cover)…..65.00 SOLD


104) Scholes, Frances V. et al [editors] JUAN DOMINGUEZ DE MENDOZA: Soldier and Frontiersman of the Spanish Southwest, 1627-1693 2012, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Translated by Eleanor B. Adams. This book recognizes the career of Juan Domínguez de Mendoza, a soldier-colonist who served in New Mexico from age thirteen to fifty-eight as a stalwart defender of Spain's interests during the troubled decades before the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. In 1683 he commanded an important expedition of exploration into Central Texas. 455pp w/notes, maps, illustrations, sources, index. HB/DJ, as new……65.00


105) Self, Margaret Cabell THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE IN PICTURES 1969, 1st edition, NY. Self unfolds the history of this great breed from its origins and development to the modern show animal. 159pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ fine….30.00 SOLD


106) Sonnichsen, C.L. I’LL DIE BEFORE I’LL RUN: The Story of the Great Feuds of Texas 1951, 1st edition, NY. Chronicles many of Texas’ deadly 19th-century feuds including the Regulators and Moderators; the Lee-Peacock; the Taylor-Sutton; the Horrell-Higgins; The San Saba Mob; and others.. 294pp w/photos, sources, notes. HB blue and tan cloth….45.00


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) Sosebee, M. Scott HENRY C. “HANK” SMITH and the CROSS BAR RANCH: The First Stock Operation on the South Plains 2021, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Sosebee tells the story of one pioneer settler’s small but significant ranch in the Texas Panhandle. The Cross B Ranch of Blanco Canyon struggled but endured to become quite successful, even while surrounded by big ranching empires. Founder Hank Smith went on to become one of the region’s most prominent, civic-minded citizens. 165pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……27.95


109) 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, fine copy, SIGNED very scarce…….165.00


110) Steffen, Randy THE HORSE SOLDIER 1776 — 1943 Four Volumes. 1977, 1978, 1979, all 1st editions, Norman. This four volume set is a detailed study and history of the United States Cavalryman and his uniforms, arms, accoutrements and equipments, from the Revolutionary War to the last days of the Horse Soldier in World War II when the cavalry became mechanized. Vol I: The Revolution, The War Of 1812, The Early Frontier, 1776-1850. ; Vol II. The Frontier, Mexican War, Civil War, Indian Wars, 1851-1880; Vol III: The Last Of The Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, The Brink Of The Great War, 1881-1916. Vol IV: World War I, The Peacetime Army, World War II, 1917-1943. Each volume profusely illustrated by the author, many in full color. All four volumes are folio hardbacks in near fine condition. The set of four volumes =$150.00 SOLD


111) Stever, Rex H. REPUBLIC POST: Texas Mail Late 1835 to Early 1846 2008, 1st edition, Dallas. Some little known history of the Republic of Texas postal system. The operation was a crude and inefficient operation that faced many hardships yet proved to be quite successful considering the problems of a start up system in a sparsely settled frontier era. 170pp w/many photos and maps. Folio HB/DJ fine copy……..45.00 SOLD


112) TRAVIS COUNTY] HISTORY OF TRAVIS COUNTY AND AUSTIN, 1839-1899 by Mary Starr Barkley. 1981, 3rd edition, Texian Press, Austin. Introduction by H. Bailey Carroll. A comprehensive history of the 19th-century in Travis county with maps, illustrations, appendices, references, index. 388pp. HB/DJ near fine copy……65.00 SOLD


112B) Vinson, Michael BLUFFING TEXAS STYLE: The Arsons, Forgeries and High-Stakes Poker Capers of Rare Book Dealer Johnny Jenkins 2020, 1st edition, OU Press, Norman. The life and mysterious death of Jenkins-- he had been implicated in forgeries of historical documents, including the Texas Declaration of Independence. Rumors of million-dollar gambling debts at mob-connected casinos circulated, along with the rumblings of irate mafia figures he’d fingered and eccentric Texas collectors he’d cheated. His body was discovered in the Colorado River-- murder or suicide? 236pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ CLEARANCE: 40% off= $27.00 [was $45.00] SOLD


112C) Webb, Walter Prescott THE TEXAS RANGERS: A Century of Frontier Defense 1935, 1st edition, 1st state [photo on page 565 mistakenly identifies Ray and Arch Miller as being the men on the right], Boston. Jenkins, BTB, said this is the most important work on the Texas Rangers, and quotes Rupert Richardson, “Wisely conceived, profusely illustrated, and beautifully written, the book is a fitting monument to a great institution.” 584pp w/photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket is bright with edgewear and small chips, now in protective cover) exceedingly scarce, especially with dust jacket……..395.00 SOLD


113) Weddle, Robert S. THE SPANISH SEA: The Gulf of Mexico in North American Discovery, 1500-1685 1985, 1st edition, College Station. This critically acclaimed work sheds new light on early exploration efforts by the Spanish in the Gulf of Mexico. In this first of three volumes, Weddle challenges assumptions that were based on inaccurate readings of medieval maps and navigational instruments. 457pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..85.00 SOLD


114) Weddle, Robert S. THE FRENCH THORN: Rival Explorers in the Spanish Sea, 1682-1762 1991, 1st edition, College Station. This second volume details the intense competition and occasional collusion between French opportunists and the Spanish guardians of their vulnerable New World. “A thoughtful and lively work on Spanish-French adventures and misadventures…” 435pp w/maps, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy ……75.00


115) Weddle, Robert S. CHANGING TIDES: Twilight and Dawn in the Spanish Sea, 1763-1803 1995, 1st edition, College Station. This third volume discusses the series of territorial transfers that ended with the French withdrawing, and the Spanish and English both eagerly surveying their new territories. It concludes with Spain’s retrocession of Louisiana to France, and the immediate sale of that territory to the United States, a milestone toward the young nation’s concept of Manifest Destiny. 352pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy ….75.00


116) Whitehead, Barbara Mathews FROM WOOD TO LINOLEUM: The Cuts and Prints of Barbara Mathews Whitehead 2006, 1st edition, TCU Press, Fort Worth. Introduction by Lonn Taylor. An interesting study of the works of Whitehead, who is probably the only Texas artist that works only in woodcuts and linoleum prints. 160pp w/illus, biblio. Folio softcover, as new..29.95


117) Widmer, Jack THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE 1959, reprint, NY. Author visited over forty ranches to give this over-view of the Quarter Horse. Includes a chapter on the King Ranch Quarter horses. 127pp w/many photos, index. HB/DJ....25.00 SOLD


118) Williams, J.R. COWBOYS OUT OUR WAY 1951, 1st edition (“A” on copyright page) NY. Interesting introduction by J. Frank Dobie. A classic collection of Williams’ cowboy cartoons that have entertained two or three generations. 103 pages, with 25 “favorites” selected by Dobie in a back section. Oblong folio HB/DJ [dust jacket edgeworn and chipped]….85.00 (condition noted) SOLD


119) Williams, J.W. OLD TEXAS TRAILS 1979, 1st edition, Burnet. Edited by Kenneth F. Neighbors. This book is the result of Williams’ life-long search for the truth about Texas trails and the men who carved them out of the wilderness. Jenkins, BTB [p292]: “…a wealth of information on trails, roadways, and routes of early travelers in Texas between 1716 and 1886.” 447pp w/22 maps of Texas trails including two foldouts, more than 60 photos, bib, index. HB/DJ fine copy……175.00 SOLD


120) [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


121) Young, Earle B. TRACKS TO THE SEA: Galveston and Western Railroad Development, 1866-1900 1999, 1st edition, College Station. Traces the efforts of “railroad generals” Jay Gould and Collis Huntington to control Texas’ railroad ventures, as well as the struggles of the new railroads built during this era. 158pp w/photos, map, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ fine…29.95


122) Zarefsky, David LYNDON JOHNSON, Vietnam and the Presidency: The Speech of March 31, 1968 2021,1st edition, College Station. “This book illuminates one of the most consequential speeches in America….The course of America’s conduct in Vietnam was changed permanently by this speech.” 340pp w/notes, index. HB boards w/pictorial cover, new [multi-copies]…45.00


123) 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 SOLD

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