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CATALOG #316, June, 2021



1) Adriance, Lois B. [compiler] DESCENDANTS OF MOSES AUSTIN: 1793-1983 circa 1983, 1st edition, Waco. A comprehensive genealogical record of the Austin family who were the earliest colonizers of Texas. Includes biographical sketches of some of the early family members. 624pp w/index. Folio HB red cloth w/gold lettering…….150.00


2) Alexander, Bob FEARLESS DAVE ALLISON: Border Lawman 2003, 1st edition, Silver City. At 27, Allison became Texas’ youngest sheriff when elected at Midland County in 1888. During his career he was a Ranger in Texas and Arizona; chief of police at Roswell, New Mexico; bodyguard for William Green during the bloody 1906 mine strikes at Cananea, Mexico; led the posse that killed Mexican Revolutionary Orozco in 1915; and was wearing the badge of a cattle inspector when he was gunned down by cattle rustlers in West Texas in 1923. 285pp w/photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED……..45.00


3) [ARCHEOLOGY] CLOVIS MAMMOTH BUTCHERY: The Lange/Ferguson Site and Associated Bone Tool Technology by L. Adrien Hannus [editor] 2018, 1st edition, College Station. The Lange/Ferguson site provides evidence of a Clovis-period mammoth butchering event. Hannus provides a comprehensive look at this few New World Clovis-era site with in-place buried de-posits exhibiting evidence for an expedient bone tool technology. 247pp w/maps, illus, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, new 60.00


4) [ARCHEOLOGY] THE HOGEYE CLOVIS CACHE by Michael R. Waters & Thomas A. Jennings. 2015, 1st edition, Texas A&M Press, College Station. “Provides a well-illustrated, thoroughly analyzed description and discussion of the Hogeye Clovis cache in Bastrop County, the projectile points and other artifacts from later occupations” and more. 151pp w/map, illus, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, new ………30.00


5) [ARCHEOLOGY] CLOVIS LITHIC TECHNOLOGY: Investigation of a Stratified Workshop at the Gault Site, Texas by Michael L. Waters, et al. 2011, 1st edition, College Station. This is an extensive archeological study of a primitive site located in the upper valley of Buttermilk Creek in southwestern Bell County, Texas. 226pp w/illustrations, graphs, tables, references, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, new ….45.00


6) [ARCHEOLOGY] CLOVIS: On The Edge of a New Understanding edited by Ashley M. Smallwood & Thomas A. Jennings. 2015, 1st edition, College Station. “New research and the discovery of multiple archaeological sites predating the established age of Clovis (13,000 years ago) provide evidence that the Americas were first colonized at least one thousand to two thousand years before Clovis. These revelations indicate to researchers that the peopling of the Americas was perhaps a more complex process than previously thought. In this book, the editors bring together the work of many researchers actively studying the Clovis complex.” 364pp w/illustrations, index. Folio HB w/illustrated cover, new…50.00


7) [ART] ODE TO EAST TEXAS: The Art of Lee Jamison by Lee Jamison. 2021, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Foreword by Frances Brannen Vick; Introduction by Carolina Castillo Crimm. “A master artist offers visual and literary homage to his beloved East Texas…the result is an astonishing visual record of contemporary East Texas land, lore and culture as viewed through the eyes of an accomplished painter.” 161pp w/illus, notes, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]…34.95


8) [AUSTIN COUNTY] FOOTPRINTS OF FIVE GENERATIONS by C.W. Schmidt. 1930, 1st printing, New Ulm. Much about pioneer life in and around New Ulm, Austin County. Includes genealogical information and biographical sketches of some of the earliest settlers in the region. 76pp. Stiff blue wrappers, very good…….45.00


9) Ball, Larry D. TOM HORN: In Life and Legend 2014, 3rd printing, Norman. A new and extensive biography of the frontier gun wielder Tom Horn (1860–1903) who was a lawman, soldier, hired gunman, detective, outlaw, and assassin. 554pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]….24.95



10) Babb, T.A. IN THE BOSOM OF THE COMANCHES 1923, 2nd edition, by Press of Hargraves Printing Company, Dallas. In 1865, fourteen-year-old T.A. Babb, his younger sister, and a young Civil War widow – Mrs. Luster — were taken captive by the Comanches. The siblings’ mother, another sister, and other victims were brutally massacred during the raid in Wise County, Texas. In this narrative, Babb tells of his life with the Comanches, of Mrs. Luster’s escape, and his promotion to warrior status with the tribe. After nearly two years, he was ransomed back to his father and returned to their home near Decatur, Texas. He also tells of another frontier Indian slaughter that took place in 1868 near what is now Chico, Texas. Included are numerous photographs of noted Indian chiefs and warriors; some information on the Texas Rangers; an account of hunting buffalo on the Texas plains; and a good deal on Quanah Parker. 146pp w/many photos. HB, red cloth, front hinge beginning to crack., very scarce…350.00


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


12) Barker, Eugene C. THE FATHER OF TEXAS: A Life of Stephen F. Austin for Young People 1935, 1st edition, Indian-apolis. Illustrations by W.R. Lohse. An inspiring and succinct version of Barker’s previous biography of the Texas icon. 248pp w/full-page illustrations, index. HB gray cloth….35.00


13) Barr, Alwyn TEXANS IN REVOLT: The Battle For San Antonio, 1835 1990, 1st edition, Austin. The story of the siege of San Antonio, the often overlooked battle that preceded the Alamo, Goliad & San Jacinto. 94pp w/maps, ill, index. HB/DJ fine..35.00 SOLD


14) Biesele, Rudolph Leopold THE HISTORY OF THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN TEXAS 1831-1861 1930, 1st edition, Von-Boeckmann-Jones, Co., Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS, “One of the best scholarly studies of the German migrations into Texas. Eugene C. Barker said of it ‘it is a valuable chapter in the social and economic history of Texas’.” 259pp with several foldout maps of early Texas, illus, extensive bibliography, index. HB maroon cloth w/gold lettering, few tiny scuff marks..150.00 SOLD


15) [BIG BEND] Clayton NEVER AGAIN by Clayton Williams. 1969, 1st edition, San Antonio; THREE VOLUMES. An extensive and well-written overview of the history of the Texas’ Trans-Pecos frontier from B.C to the beginning of the Civil War. He devotes considerable attention to the Coahuiltecan and Jumano Indian tribes during the Spanish colonial period, and the Comanches during the 19th century. Includes a lot on U.S. Army activities in western Texas during the period between the War with Mexico and the Civil War. THREE VOLUMES HB/DJ in slipcase, very good, SIGNED…135.00


16) [BIG BEND] THE ROMANCE OF DAVIS MOUNTAINS AND BIG BEND COUNTRY: A History by Carlysle Graham Raht. 1919, 1st edition, El Paso. An excellent history of the Big Bend and trans-Pecos region of Texas from written records, and firsthand accounts by people who were instrumental in building the region. Much on early exploration, frontier military and Indian wars, Civil War years, Texas Rangers, range history, more. 381pp w/map, period photos, illustrations, index. HB, blue cloth w/gold decorations and lettering, beginnings of cracked hinges and two of the photo plates have worked loose…..85.00 as is


17) [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 HB w/pictorial cover…….45.00 [uncommon in cloth] SOLD


18) [BIG BEND] BOSQUE BONITO: Violent Times Along the Borderland During the Mexican Revolution by Robert Keil. 2002, 1st ed, Alpine. A firsthand account of activities along the U.S./Mexican border by a U.S. Cavalryman stationed in the Big Bend during the Mexican Revolution. 85pp with maps, period photos, notes, bibliography. Softcover…..24.95


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

HB w/pictorial cover, as new….39.95


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


21) Carnes, Ruth Juby HORSEBACK GOVERNMENT: Ad Interim Administration Republic of Texas 1836 1974, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A fictionalized day-by-day accounting of the Republic’s first year. 129pp w/maps, bibliography, and list of signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED……….45.00 SOLD


22) 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


23) [CISCO, TEXAS] THE SANTA CLAUS BANK ROBBERY 1958, 1st edition, published by the First National Bank of Cisco. The true story of the bizarre and tragic bank robbery that occurred in Cisco, Texas, in 1927. 33pp w/photos. Wrappers...25.00 SOLD.


24) Clark, James A. (with Weldon Hart) THE TACTFUL TEXAN: A Biography of Governor Will Hobby 1958, 1st edition, NY. Hobby occupied a distinguished position in Texas journalism and politics, beginning his career with the Houston Post in 1895. HB/DJ (dust jacket has some light edgewear) SIGNED by Clark and Hart.......35.00


25) Collins, Phil THE ALAMO AND BEYOND: A Collector’s Journey 2012, 1st edition, State House Press, Buffalo Gap. Foreword by Stephen L. Harrigan; drawings by Gary S. Zaboly; photographs by Ben Powell. Collins, an avid collector and student of the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution, tells the story of that iconic incident through the artifacts and documents in his personal collection, historic in itself. Five sections: I) Pre-Revolutionary; II) Outbreak to the Alamo; III) Goliad; IV) San Jacinto and Aftermath; V) Post revolutionary. 416pp w/illustrations; index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, as new……60.00


26) Cotham, Edward T., Jr. JUNETEENTH: The Story Behind the Celebration 2021, 1st edition, State House Press, Kerrville. From the dust jacket blurb: “This book will captivate people interested in the history of emancipation and African American history but also those interested in Civil War and Texas history.” 311pp w/illus, sources, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies]…..39.95


27) [CULBERSON COUNTY] HISTORY OF VAN HORN and CULBERSON COUNTY, TEXAS by Rosa Lee Wylie. 1973, 1st edition, Hereford. A well-rounded history of a desolate county out west of the Pecos. 184pp w/photos, historical articles, family biographies, and more, with index. Folio HB w/decorated cover, near fine copy, SIGNED very scarce….165.00


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28) Dearen, Patrick HAUNTED BORDER 2021, 1st edition, Waterville. A novel based on “a long-lost voice recording with a survivor of the true-life Brite Ranch Raid of 1917.” 218pp w/author’s note and sources. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies]….25.95


29) Dearen, Patrick APACHE LAMENT 2019, 1st edition, Farmington Hills. Dearen’s newest novel is based on the 1881 battle between Texas Rangers and Mescaleros in the Sierra Diablo near Van Horn.  That fight marked the last military-Indian engagement in Texas. HB/DH, new [multiple copies available]……….25.95


30) Dearen, Patrick DEAD MAN’S BOOT 2017, large print edition, Farmington Hills. Fast-paced novel set in the wild country around the Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas in the 1800s. 265pp. HB w/pictorial boards, new [multiple copies available]…25.95


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


32) Dewees, W. B. LETTERS FROM AN EARLY SETTLER OF TEXAS 1968, facsimile reprint of the 1852 original, Texian Press, Waco. Dewees’ letters to his friend in Kentucky cover his time in Texas from 1819 to 1852. They provide a firsthand look at life on the Texas frontier: a buffalo hunt, San Antonio, Indian fights and depredations; comments on colonization; Texas Revolution; annexation; and much more. 312pp. HB/DJ, review slip laid in……75.00 SOLD


33) Dixon, Sam Houston ROMANCE AND TRAGEDY OF TEXAS HISTORY: Being A Record of Many Thrilling Events in Texas History Under Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-Saxon Rule 1924, 1st edition, Houston. The author gives details of several important battles: Battle of Coleto, Concepcion, Gonzales, Plum Creek, San Jacinto, Belasco, Council house and others; plus there’s information on the execution of Captain Cameron, Long’s invasion of Texas, the massacre of Fannin and his command, massacre of King’s and Ward’s commands, Indian raid at Linnville and Victoria, much more. 335pp w/illus. HB, brown cloth, scarce…125.00 SOLD


34) Dobie, J. Frank CORONADO’S CHILDREN 1930, 1st edition, 2nd state (with the word “clean” in dedication) Dallas. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best work ever written on hidden treasure, and one of the most fascinating books on any subject to come out of Texas.” 366pp illus, maps, notes, glossary. HB black cloth (small ½ inch tear at bottom of spine, otherwise a very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED by Dobie with his brand…..225.00 SOLD


35) 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


36) Dobie, J. Frank GUIDE to LIFE AND LITERATURE OF THE SOUTHWEST: Revised and Enlarged in Both Knowledge and Wisdom 1969, 6th printing, UT Press, Austin. Jenkins, BTB: “A delightful, intensely subjective guide to Dobie’s favorite books…It will always be an essential volume in any Texas library.” 222pp w/illustrations. Index. HB/DJ fine copy….35.00


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) Dyer, John [photographer] EL VAQUERO REAL: The Original American Cowboy—John Dyer Photographs 2007, 1st edition, Bright Sky Press, Albany. Introduction by Elmer Kelton; paintings by Lionel Sosa. This book is a beautiful mosaic of images, impressions and history that honor the vaquero tradition. 159pp. Folio HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED by author & artist..65.00


39) [EASTLAND COUNTY] GROWING UP IN RANGER, BOOMTOWN U.S.A. by Don F. Champion. Interesting reminiscences of life as a youngster in Ranger during the Oil Boom days of the 1920s. 42pp. Softcover, SIGNED….65.00 SOLD


40) Emmett, Chris TEXAS CAMEL TALES 1969, 2nd edition, Austin. With a new introduction by James M. Day. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The best account of the famous camel experiment in Texas, this volume is also a successful blend of the numerous official records of the experiment with the memoirs and anecdotes of the people involved.” 275pp with photos, notes, bibliography, index. H/DJ, fine condition………..45.00


41) [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/DJ fine copy SIGNED by both authors….75.00


42) Fitzhugh, Lester Newton [editor] CANNON SMOKE: The Letters of John J. Good, Good-Douglas Texas Battery, CSA 1971, 1st edition, Waco. The correspondence of Good and his wife cover the first full year of the war during which he commanded a battery of Texas artillery that went through the Indian territory to Northern Arkansas in the summer of 1861. There they joined up with Brig. Gen. Ben McCulloch’s Confederate division. Her letters reveal what war-time life was like for her and their three children on the family farm in East Texas. 209pp w/photos, appendices with muster rolls, index. HB/DJ fine copy, scarce………100.00


43) Frost, H. Gordon & John H. Jenkins “I’M FRANK HAMER” The Life of a Texas Peace Officer 1968, 1st edition, Austin. Hamer’s career as a lawman was blistered with bullets and violence. He led the chase that ended in the de175.00mise of Bonnie and Clyde. 305pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ (dj has slight edgewear) overall a near fine copy……..175.00


44) Fulmore, Z.T. THE HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF TEXAS AS TOLD IN COUNTY NAMES 1935, facsimile reprint by The Steck Company, Austin. Interesting historical details about Texas county namesakes. 312pp w/maps, illustrations, informative appendices, index. HB green cloth, very good……50.00 SOLD


45) [GALVESTON COUNTY] THE GALVESTON ERA: The Texas Crescent on the Eve of Secession by Earl Wesley Fornell. Woodcuts by Lowell Collins. 1961, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. An historical study of Galveston Coast during the period from statehood through the decade before the Civil War. 355pp w/illustrations, index. HB green cloth, SIGNED…….35.00


46) 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. H/DJ, fine condition…..45.00 SOLD


47) Gillett, James B. SIX YEARS WITH THE TEXAS RANGERS 1921, 1st edition, Von-Boeckmann-Jones Co., Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the finest personal memoirs of Texas Ranger service.” Gillett served with the Rangers from 1875 to 188i. Here he recounts his involvement in the Mason County War, the Horrell-Higgins Feud, rounding up of Sam Bass and his bunch, and other incidents. Gillett later became a successful rancher in Presidio County, Texas. 332pp with all 8 photo plates intact. HB green cloth w/gold embossed lettering, slight 2 inch crack at front hinge, otherwise a very good and sound copy…265.00


48) Gillis, Christopher C. STILL TURNING: A History of Aermotor Windmills 2015, 1st edition, College Station. Foreword by T. Lindsey Baker. This history of the Aermotor Windmill Company, which began in 1888, explores the rise of the American windmill through the experiences of this innovative company still in operation today. 274pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, appendix, index. Folio HB/DJ, as new ……..34.95 SOLD


49) Gooch-Iglehart, Fanny Chambers THE BOY CAPTIVE OF THE TEXAS MIER EXPEDITION 1909, “revised, reprinted and republished by the author,” Press of J. R. Wood Printing Co. An account of John C. C. Hill’s experiences as a thirteen-year-old boy with the Mier Expedition as related to Mrs. Gooch-Inglehart by Hill himself before his death. She also completed research, and includes a source bibliography. 331pp w/illustrations, glossary. HB tan cloth w/maroon spine, very good, inscribed/SIGNED..165.00 SOLD


50) Gould, Frank W. COMMON TEXAS GRASSES: An Illustrated Guide 1978, 1st edition, College Station. 267pp w/illustrations, “Key to the Genera of the Grasses,” glossary, index. HB/DJ fine copy (long out-of-print in cloth)……45.00


51) Graham, Philip THE LIFE AND POEMS OF MIRABEAU B. LAMAR 1938, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, UNC Press, Chapel Hill. A biography of the defender of states’ rights in Georgia who became a hero at San Jacinto and the Republic of Texas’s second president. A section with his poetry give insight to his personal character. 332pp w/notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket has 3” chip at front, now in protective cover)..…..65.00 SOLD


52) Greeley, R. Gordon THE ART AND SCIENCE OF HORSEHOEING 1970, 1st edition, Philadelphia. A fully-illustrated guide to the everyday fundamental aspects of the art of horseshoeing.176pp w/illustrations by the author, index. HB/DJ….30.00 SOLD


53) Green, Gen. Thomas J. JOURNAL OF THE TEXIAN EXPEDITION AGAINST MIER: Subsequent Imprisonment of the Author, His Sufferings, and Final Escape from the Castle of Perote. 1935, facsimile reprint of the 1845 original by Steck Co., Austin. Edited by Sam W. Haynes. Dobie said this account is “one of the most vivid and vigorous personal narratives associated with Texas history.” Recounts the abortive expedition in 1842 under William S. Fisher and Thomas J. Green into Mexico after the withdrawal of the Somervell Expedition. An important piece of Texas History. HB green cloth….75.00


54) Greene, A.C. THE LAST CAPTIVE 1972, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, Encino Press, Austin. This is a third version of the story originally published as INDIANOLOGY in 1899, and again in 1927 by J. Marvin Hunter as NINE YEARS AMONG THE INDIANS. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “Greene issued a version combining the two earlier versions as well as other accounts of Lehmann into a single narrative...a triumph of editing and scholarship...At the end of each chapter, Greene analyzes the previous text, compares the previous two versions, introduces supporting material from other sources, and offers cogent commentary.” 161pp with photos, bibliography. HB cloth and ¼ leather, fine copy, numbered and SIGNED by Greene & Wittliff, in slipcase……325.00


Now available in paperback!

55) Gwynne, S.C. HYMNS OF THE REPUBLIC: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War 2020, 2nd edition, NY. A compelling narrative that breathes new life into the epic battle between Lee and Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers in the Union army; William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea; the ri se of Clara Barton; the election of 1864 (which Lincoln nearly lost); the wild and violent guerrilla war in Missouri; and the dramatic final events of the war, including the surrender at Appomattox and the murder of Abraham Lincoln. 416pp w/illus, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies available]……..20.00


56) Haley, J. Evetts ROBBING BANKS WAS MY BUSINESS: The Story of John Harvey Bailey, 1973, 1st edition, 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, [dust jacket has some light scuffing around the edges, otherwise a very good copy] inscribed/SIGNED by Haley…450.00 SOLD


57) [HALEY, J. EVETTS] VINTAGE J. EVETTS HALEY: A Reader’s Handbook compiled and edited by Evetts Haley, Jr. 1991, 1st edition, Midland. Frontispiece by Tom Ryan; introduction by Otto Scott; and an essay “On Collecting” by Mike Cox. 51pp. Softcover, SIGNED by J. Evetts Haley and Tom Ryan……..125.00


58) 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


59) Hammett, A.B.J. THE EMPRESARIO: Don Martin DeLeon (The Richest Man in Texas) 1971, 1st edition, Kerrville. A history of the DeLeon family who were the first to establish a colony in the Victoria area of Texas. 105pp w/illustrations, map in back pocket, index. HBDJ fine copy…..55.00 SOLD


60) Hendrix, John IF I CAN DO IT HORSEBACK: A Cow-Country Sketchbook 1964, 1st edition, Austin. Intro by Wayne Gard; illustrations by Malcolm Thurgood. “Accurate, detailed and fascinating descriptions of the day-to-day life of the cowboy, the chuck-wagon cook, the range boss” based on the author’s personal experiences in West Texas. 355pp w/index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has minor edgewear, now in protective cover]…...45.00 SOLD


61) Henry, O. A DEPARTMENTAL CASE 1980, limited edition of 450 copies, Jenkins Publishing Co., Austin. Intro by John H. Jenkins. A reprint of a short story assumed to have been written while the author was in prison. Softcover, published as a Christmas greeting by John and Maureen Jenkins.........20.00


62) Henson, Margaret Swett SAMUEL MAY WILLIAMS: Early Texas Entrepreneur 1976, 1st edition, College Station. Biography of an early Texas entrepreneur who was a close associate of Stephen F. Austin, a successful businessman, co-founder of Galveston, and father of the Texas Navy. 190pp, w/maps, illus, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..35.00 SOLD


63) Hertzog, Carl TRIBUTE TO KNOPF 1979, 1st limited edition of 100 copies, The Lonetree Press, np. Offprint of Hertzog’s essay about the unique art of book design begun by Alfred A. Knopf early 20th-century. Originally included in a collection of 51 gatherings published by Hertzog in 1965. 16 unnumbered pages. Softcover w/extended edges. This is #78, and SIGNED by Hertzog, very scarce…..50.00


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

64b) Another copy – AMBUSH: The Real Story of Bonnie and Clyde – 1979, also 1st edition, ex-library copy…100.00


65) Holden, W. C. ROLLIE BURNS or An Account of the Ranching Industry of the South Plains 1986, 2nd edition, TAMU Press, College Station, with a new introduction by David J. Murrah.. 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.” 243pp w/index. HB/DJ…….35.00


66) Hopewell, Clifford JAMES BOWIE: Texas Fighting Man 1994, 1st edition, Eakin Press, Austin. A well-rounded biography of Bowie that includes much on his life before the Alamo. 155pp w/illus, biblio, index. HB/DJ fine copy….40.00 SOLD


67) Hopkins, Ellen M. YATES: A Family, A Company, and Some Cornfield Geology 2000, 1st edition, np. A history of the Yates Petroleum Corporation of West Texas and New Mexico, and the family that made it successful. 144pp w/photos, index, and foldout Yates genealogical chart in rear. Folio HB blue cloth w/silver decorations, SIGNED…….60.00


68) Hunter, J. Marvin THE STORY OF LOTTIE DENO: Her Life and Times 1959, 1st ed, Bandera. Intriguing story of a gambling lady who left the gambling dens of San Antonio to ply her trade in the rough and tumble frontier town of Old Fort Griffin. There she crossed paths with the likes of Doc Holliday and Big Nose Kate, among others. Hunter tracked her down and found she spent her later days in obscurity in Deming, New Mexico. 199pp w/photos. HB/DJ fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED by Hunter….85.00 SOLD

68b) Another copy –The Story of Lottie Deno: Her Life and Times –1959, 1st edition. HB/DJ fine copy, not signed…75.00


69) Jackson, A.T. MILLS OF YESTERYEAR 1971, 1st edition, El Paso. An interesting study of the long history of gristmills in Texas which give a unique look at pioneer life as it was lived in the mill settlements. 103pp w/map, illus, bib. HB blue cloth….30.00 SOLD


70) [JEFF DAVIS COUNTY] JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS by Lucy Miller Jacobson & Mildred Bloys Nored. 1993, 1st edition, Fort Davis. A massive, detailed history of this Trans-Pecos border county from prehistoric to present times: Espejo Expedition; Fort Davis; Civil War days; Victorio campaign; Jesse Evans gang, and other outlaws; cattle ranching; more. 676pp w/many photos, endpaper maps, many family histories chronologically by era, notes, bib, index. Folio HB, cream cloth, a fine copy SIGNED by both authors, this title has become quite scarce……..295.00


71) [JEFF DAVIS COUNTY] THE McDONALD TELESCOPE: Commemorating The Dedication and the Formal Opening of the McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas 1939, 1st edition, Cleveland. Includes some history of telescopes, and gives description with diagrams of the construction of the Telescope and observatory. 55pp w/photos. HB blue cloth….40.00 SOLD


72) [JEFFERSON COUNTY] TIME AND SHADOWS by L. I. Adams, Jr. Untold and little known historical passages about Jefferson County. Cattle ranching, oil discovery, community histories, much more. 297pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ very good..40.00


73) Jenkins, John H. & Kenneth Kesselus EDWARD BURLESON: Texas Frontier Leader 1990, 1st edition, Austin. Biographer of the Texas Revolution hero and Indian fighter, probably best known for his service as commanding general at the siege and storming of Bexar in 1835, and as second in command at the Battle of San Jacinto. He would become a political adversary of Sam Houston during the days of the Republic. 448pp w/map, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy…100.00 SOLD


74) Jenkins, John H. AUDUBON AND OTHER CAPERS: Confessions of a Texas Bookmaker 1976, 1st edition, Pemberton Press, Austin. Recollections of John H. Jenkins, Texas rare bookseller, who in 1975 purchased the fabled Eberstadt Collection, the largest single rare book purchase in history. He also relates some humorous anecdotes about folks he encountered as a bookseller and publisher. 120pp w/illustrations. Folio HB/DJ very good……35.00


75) Jenkins, John H. THE SAGA OF SAMUEL BANGS 1981, 1st limited edition of 450 copies, Pemberton Press, Austin. An account of the extraordinary career of Samuel Bangs who was the first printer in Texas from 1811to 1854. 10 unnumbered pages. Softcover, sent as a Christmas Greeting from Maureen and John Jenkins…..25.00 SOLD



76) Jordan, Terry G. GERMAN SEED IN TEXAS SOIL: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth-Century Texas 1966, 1st edition, Austin. This study focuses on Germans, the largest group of European immigrant farmers that settled in Texas in the 19th century. 237pp w/maps, tables, illus, biblio, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..40.00


77) Jordan, Terry G. TEXAS GRAVEYARDS: A Cultural Legacy 1982, 1st edition, Austin. A unique look at Texas history and folk culture with many interesting photos of Texas cemeteries. 147pp w/map, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ….40.00


78) Kelton, Elmer THE WOLF AND THE BUFFALO 1980, 1st ed, NY. Another Kelton classic, this one is the story of a Black soldier and a Comanche warrior in the American West. HB/DJ very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED........100.00


79) Kelton, Elmer MANY A RIVER 2008, 1st edition, NY. The compelling story of two young brothers who are separated when their parents are killed by Comanches on the Texas frontier. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED no inscription….60.00


80) Kelton, Elmer SLAUGHTER 1992, 1st edition, NY. Novel about buffalo hunters in Comanche country. HB/DJ, near fine..40.00


89) King, Irene Marschall JOHN O. MEUSEBACH: German Colonizer of Texas 1967, 1st ed, Austin. This book presents the life of Meusebach, and recounts the founding of Fredericksburg, the effects of the Mexican War on the immigrants waiting on the Texas coast, the signing of the unique treaty with the Comanches that opened up a vast region of West Texas for settlement, and much more. 192pp w/photos, map, biblio, index. HB/DJ inscribed/SIGNED…..60.00 SOLD


90) Kirkpatrick, Dean THE ALAMO STORY and BATTLEGROUND TOUR 2014, 1st edition, Houston. This book serves as a self-guided tour of the area around the Alamo, and tells the story of the places throughout San Antonio where Alamo events actually happened. 108pp w/maps, photos. Oblong HB/DJ, as new….29.95 SOLD


91) Laird, James R. THE CHEYENNE SADDLE: A Study of Stock Saddles of E.L. Gallatin, Frank A. Meanea and the Collins Brothers 1990, 3rd printing, Cheyenne. The principals featured in this book were post-Civil War saddle makers in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Includes biographical sketches. 55 pages, profusely illustrated. Folio Softcover…..30.00 SOLD


92) Lankevich, George [editor] THE PRESIDENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS 1979, 1st edition, Dobbs Ferry. A chronology of events in the Republic of Texas with brief biographies of the three men who served as President. Includes pertinent documents of the period. 230pp w/bibliography, index. HB blue cloth, scarce…..75.00 SOLD


93) Latham, Francis S. TRAVELS IN THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, 1842 1971, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. Designed by William D. Wittliff; edited by Gerald S. Pierce. Included here are a series of articles Latham wrote for a Tennessee newspaper. They give us a fascinating firsthand look at life in Texas during the Republic years. 49pp w/illus. HB w/decorated cover...35.00 SOLD


94) Lich, Glen E. THE GERMAN TEXANS 1981, 1st edition, Austin. A history of German assimilation into the culture of the Texas frontier. In his preface, the author states: “[This book] is a…collection of lives, events, pictures and memories. It is also a view of Texas history through the eyes of some of the most thoughtful and observant members of this ethnic group.” 240pp w/map, photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, nice copy……55.00 SOLD


95) Lowman, Al [compiler] PRINTER AT THE PASS: The Work of Carl Hertzog 1972, 1st limited edition of 200 copies, San Antonio. Essay by William R. Holman; designed by William A. Wittliff. A biography and bibliography of the renowned book designer and printer with interesting anecdotes. 123pp w/illustrations, index. HB w/paste-on title on front cover in an otherwise fine slipcase that is split 2 inches at the bottom (not really noticeable), SIGNED by Hertzog, Lowman, Holman & Wittliff..…75.00


96) [MASON COUNTY] MASON COUNTY HISTORICAL BOOK compiled by Mason County Historical Commission. 1978, 2nd printing, Mason. First published in 1976, this county history includes numerous historical articles, cemetery map, and many family histories arranged alphabetically. 384pp w/many illustrations. HB speckled beige leather w/brown decoration and lettering, fine copy, exceedingly scarce……….185.00


97) McCarthy, Cormac BLOOD MERIDIAN or, The Evening Redness in the West 2001, Modern Library Edition, NY. Novel. 337pp. HB/DJ fine copy …….37.50


98) McCarthy, Cormac THE COUNSELOR: A Screenplay 2013, 1st edition, London. 184pp. HB/DJ fine copy………….40.00


99) McCarthy, Cormac THE ROAD 2006, 1st edition, NY. Novel. 241pp. HB/DJ, fine copy……………………………..45.00


100) McCarthy, Cormack BORDER TRILOGY —Three-volume set, all first editions (includes All The Pretty Horses, 1992; The Crossing, 1914; Cities of the Plain, 1998) all are hardbacks in fine condition, the set of three volumes = $165.00 SOLD


101) McDonald, Archie P. TRAVIS 1976. 1st edition, The Pemberton Press, Austin. Biography of William Barrett Travis, commander of the Alamo. 214pp w/notes, sources, index. HB/DJ very good…..35.00 SOLD


102) Merk, Frederick SLAVERY AND THE ANNEXATION OF TEXAS 1972, 1st edition, NY. A study of the Tyler administration’s efforts in 1844 to annex Texas, and the nationwide crisis that ensued because Texas was a slave entity. 290pp w/index. HB/DJ...........30.00 SOLD


103) MIDLAND ARMY AIR FIELD, Midland, Texas ARMY AIR FORCE TRAINING COMMAND circa 1942. Includes a history of the development of the Army Air Forces; many photos; mug shots of officers corps and of the training squadrons. 130pp, folio HB blue leather w/gold decorations on the cover, fine condition………60.00 SOLD


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


105) Myers, Samuel D. THE PERMIAN BASIN: Era of Advancement, From the Depression to the Present 1977, 1st trade edition, El Paso. Drawings by Jose Cisneros. An extensive follow up to the previous volume, this sequel gives a year by year account of the expanding oil and gas industry by geographical division, i.e. The Central Basin Platform, The Midland Basin, and four others. Also offers a comparison of New Mexico oil fields to those in West Texas, and much more. 624pp w/photos, charts, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good……75.00


106) Nance, Joseph Milton DARE-DEVILS ALL: The Texan Mier Expedition, 1842-1844 TWO VOLUMES. Vol. I = 1998,

1st edition, 2nd printing; Vol. II = 1st edition, 1st printing, Eakin Press, Austin. Edited by Archie P. McDonald. Volume I gives the complete and detailed story of the ill-fated expedition that covers its formation in response to Mexican raids into Texas through the decision to cross into Mexico, the group’s capture at Mier, and their longtime imprisonment in Mexico—hardships endured, survival, diplomatic efforts to free the men and the realities of the Mexican bureaucracy. An appendix gives a complete listing with personal data of the expedition’s personnel. Volume II gives expanded biographical sketches of many members of the expedition and details of their lives before and after the expedition. 547/182pp w/illus, map, appendix, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine copies, Volume I is SIGNED by editor McDonald, the set of 2 volumes = 225.00


107) Oden, Bill EARLY DAYS ON THE TEXAS-NEW MEXICO PLAINS 1965, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, Canyon. Edited with introduction and notes by J. Evetts Haley; designed by Carl Hertzog; sketches by H. D. Bugbee; map endpapers by Jose Cisneros. 69pp w/some fine old period photos. Frontier life experiences of a cowboy/rancher on the Plains of West Texas and New Mexico from the 1880s through the turn of the century. HB, dark blue cloth, scarce…..95.00 SOLD


108) [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, SIGNED…165.00


109) Peters, Dewitt C. PIONEER LIFE AND FRONTIER ADVENTURES: An Authentic Record of the Romantic Life and Daring Exploits of KIT CARSON and HIS COMPANIONS, From His Own Narrative 1881, 1st edition, Boston. Biography. The author knew and interviewed Carson. 567pp w/illustrations. HB turquoise cloth w/gold decorations, very good condition with minor wear at corners, front hinge beginning to crack……100.00 SOLD


110) Pounds, Robert E. & John B. McCall THE ORIENT 2011, 1st edition, published by Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society, Inc., Midwest City. A fully illustrated history of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway, “telling the birth, growth, tribulations, and finally the denouement of Arthur Stilwell’s grand idea – The Orient Railway – which for over sixty years remained a quaint, backwater operation of the great Santa Fe Railway system…” 344pp w/illus, maps, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ fine…65.00


111) [QUARTER HORSES] 1971 QUARTER HORSE DIRECTORY INTERNATIONALE (Covering the World of the Quarter Horse) edited by Jim Coleman. Reference guide to contemporary breeders and stallion index. 175pp w/ads. Folio HB leather…30.00


112 Ragsdale, Crystal Sasse THE GOLDEN FREE LAND: The Reminiscences and Letters of Women on an American Frontier 1976, 1st edition, Landmark Press, Austin. The materials in this book were written by German emigrant women whose families had settled on the Texas frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. 198pp w/notes, ref. HB fine, inscribed/SIGNED….65.00


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


114) Ramsay, Jack C., Jr. THUNDER BEYOND THE BRAZOS: Mirabeau B. Lamar, A Biography 1985, 1st edition, Austin. Biography of Sam Houston’s bitter political enemy during the days of the Republic of Texas. 244pp w/endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good...45.00 SOLD


115) Randolph, Edmund HELL AMONG THE YEARLINGS 1955, 1st edition, NY. Drawings by James Ryan. From dude to cowman in Montana’s Tongue River country, a memoir. 308pp. HB, red cloth w/tan spine…..35.00


116) Rister, Carl Coke OIL! Titan of the Southwest 1949, 2nd printing, 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. H/DJ, very good….40.00 SOLD


117) Robertson, Pauline Durett & R. L. Robertson COWMAN’S COUNTRY: Fifty Frontier Ranches in the Texas Panhandle, 1876-1887 1981, 1st edition, Amarillo. Many maps and photos (furnished by the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum) join the author’s text to tell the story of early day ranching in the Texas Panhandle. Just a few of the fifty Texas Panhandle ranches profiled include XIT, Turkey Tracks, Four Sixes, Long S, LS, Diamond F, Diamond Tail, Frying Pan, Half Circle K, Spade, Rocking Chair, and Charles Goodnight’s JA. 184pp w/bib, index. Folio HB blue cloth w/pictorial cover, scarce…….120.00 SOLD


118) [SAN PATRICIO COUNTY] PIONEERS ON THE NUECES by Lena H. Crofford. 1963, 2nd edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Stories about the early days in the Texas Republic along the lower reaches of the Nueces in San Patricio county—outlaws, Indians, ranches, epidemics, wild animals, some family histories, more. 185pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED…60.00 SOLD


119) Seele, Hermann THE CYPRESS: And Other Writings of a German Pioneer in Texas 1979, 1st edition, Austin. Translated by Edward C. Breitenkamp. “This personal record of the Germans in Texas shows their personal evolution from struggling colonists to prosperous citizens” during the 19th-century. HB/DJ fine copy........45.00


120) Shuffler, R. Henderson THE HOUSTONS AT INDEPENDENCE 1966, 1st edition, Waco. Recounts the years the Sam Houston family spent at their home in Independence. They first arrived there in 1853.101pp w/illus, notes, index. HB/DJ fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED……..45.00 SOLD

120b) Another copy – The Houstons at Independence –1966, 1st edition, HB/DH fine copy, not signed….40.00


121) [STARR COUNTY] THROUGH THE YEARS: Reminiscences of Pioneer Days on the Texas Border 1952, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. An autobiographical story that gives a vivid look at life on the South Texas border, namely Starr County, in the 1870’s. 179pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy, scarce…..75.00 SOLD


122) Sterling, William Warren TRAILS AND TRIALS OF A TEXAS RANGER 1968, 2nd edition, Norman. Sterling spends the first half of the book recounting his Ranger service during the early part of the 20th-century along the Mexican border and in the Texas oilfield boomtowns. The balance of the book has chapters on L. S. Ross, Sam Bass, John H. Rogers, Capt. John R. Hughes, Frank Hamer, James B. Gillett, Gregorio Cortez, and other notables. 524pp w/many photos, biblio. HB/DJ very good copy..55.00


123) Stevens, Kenneth R. [editor] THE TEXAS LEGATION PAPERS, 1836-1845 2012, 1st edition, Fort Worth. When Texas joined the Union and its Legation in Washington was closed, the letters and documents were put in the charge of Sam Houston to be returned to Texas. One box full was lost until 2004. Quoting Dr. Robert Cashion, Sam Houston State University: “[These papers] lay bare the perils and pitfalls besetting the old Republic, revealing in human terms how the founding fathers of Texas dealt with the challenges before them.” Important source material for the student of Texas’ years as a Republic. 367pp w/illustrations, map, index. HB/DJ, as new……..49.95


124) [TAYLOR COUNTY] ABILENE... On Catclaw Creek: A Profile of a West Texas Town by Katharyn Duff. 1969, 1st ed, Abilene. 298pp w/maps, photos, historical articles, 1880 Taylor County census, early marriage licenses, WWI muster roll, index. HB/DJ (dj has small chips, edgewear)….35.00


125) Texas Parks and Wildlife Department AN ANALYSIS OF TEXAS WATERWAYS: A Report on the Physical Charac-teristics of Rivers, Streams, and Bayous in Texas conducted by Harold J. Belisle & Ron Josselet. A comprehensive guide for boating, canoeing and kayaking all the streams of Texas w/maps of each section described. 240pp w/maps. Softcover w/spiral binding……..50.00


126) Thrapp, Dan L. AL SIEBER: Chief of Scouts 1995, reprint edition, Norman. Biography of the renowned chief of scouts and details the many expeditions that eventually led to victory over the Apaches. 432pp w/map, photos, bibliography, index. Trade Paperback, new [multiple copies available]….24.95


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

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


128) Turner, Martha Anne THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JANE LONG 1969, 1st edition, Texian Press, Waco. Biography of the remarkable woman whom many consider to be The Mother of Texas. 193pp w/illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ inscribed/SIGNED…….40.00


129) Tyler, Ron [editor] THE ART OF TEXAS: 250 Years 2019, 1st edition, TCU Press, Fort Worth. “Written by noted scholars, art historians, and curators, this survey is the first attempt to analyze and characterize Texas art on a grand scale beginning with Spanish colonial paintings and moving through two and a half centuries of art in Texas.” Beautifully illustrated! 446pp w/illus, bibliography, notes, index. Folio HB/DJ, new….60.00


130) Tyler, Ronnie C. & Lawrence R. Murphy [editors] THE SLAVE NARRATIVES OF TEXAS 1974, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. The material in this book comes from interviews conducted during the 1930s by the Federal Writer’s Project of the WPA. Topics include the slaves’ coming to Texas, their masters, their work, runaways, their beliefs, and recollections of the Civil War. 143pp w/photos, biblio. HB/DJ near fine….45.00


131) Vandiver, Frank E. SHADOWS OF VIETNAM: Lyndon Johnson’s Wars 1997, 1st edition, TMU Press. College Station. Vandiver “offers an understanding of a major wartime figure as he likely saw himself. His purpose is to show what Johnson knew, felt, feared, and tried to do. This, then, is the Vietnam War through Lyndon Johnson's eyes, with Vandiver providing perspective and the missing puzzle pieces not available to Johnson at the time.” 396pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new. I have a few copies SIGNED by the author……..$29.95


132) [WARD COUNTY] WARD COUNTY, 1887-1977 circa 1978, 1st edition, Dallas. 664pp w/photos, historical articles, com-munity histories, over 250 pages of family histories, extensive index. Folio HB tan leather w/embossed gold decoration …175.00


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


134) Welsh, Doug DOUG WELSH’S TEXAS GARDEN ALMANAC 2017, 3rd printing, TAMU Press, College Station. “Every-thing you need to know about flowers and garden design; trees, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb, and fruit gardening; and also soil, mulch, water, pests, and plant care to create beautiful, productive, healthy gardens.” 492pp w/many full-color illustrations, index. Flexbound, new [multiple copies available……….27.95


135) White, Nell GOLIAD IN THE TEXAS REVOLUTION 1988, 1st edition, Eakin Publications, Austin. Re-issue of a 1941 thesis presented to the faculty of the graduate school, University of Houston. A history of the old mission and its part in the Revolution. 62pp w/ill, notes, biblio. Softcover, SIGNED….35.00 SOLD


136) Willet, Donald E. [editor] & Margaret Swett Henson [compiler] THE TEXAS THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN: Sam Houston’s Foes Write to Albert Sidney Johnston 2009, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “Although Sam Houston would eventually emerge as the dominant shaper of the developing Texas Republic’s destiny, many visions competed for preeminence. One of Houston’s sharpest critics, Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, is the subject of this fascinating edition of letters from the period.” 280pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ, new….29.95


137) Weincek, Henry THE MOODYS OF GALVESTON & THEIR MANSION 2010, 1st edition, College Station. Foreword by Robert L. Moody, Sr.; epilogue by E. Douglas McLeod. The fascinating story of the prominent Galveston family and the mansion they occupied for eighty years before converting it into a museum and educational center in the 1991. 107pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. Flexbound, as new…..19.95


138) Yanaguana Society Publication LIFE and MEMOIRS of EMIL FREDERICK WURZBACH to which is appended some Papers of JOHN MEUSEBACH 1937, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, San Antonio. Wurzbach and Meusebach were prominent early German settlers in Texas. See Jenkins, BTB #222. 39pp w/index. HB maroon cloth, scarce…..75.00 SOLD



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