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CATALOG #317, July, 2021



1) [AMERICAN GUIDE SERIES] ALONG THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER 1941, 1st edition, San Antonio. Compiled by the Writer’s Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas. 36pp w/historical essays, map, photos, interesting! Folio wrappers, fine condition…..50.00 SOLD


2) [ARCHEOLOGY] ANCIENT TEXANS: Rock Art and Lifeways Along the Lower Pecos by Harry J. Shafer; photographs by Jim Zintgraff. 1986, 1st edition, San Antonio. Zintgraff’s color and black-and-white photographs accompany the author’s fascinating interpretation of the many faded Indian rock art images found in desolate canyons where the Pecos and Devil’s Rivers empty into the Rio Grande. Includes descriptions and studies of many artifacts found in the region. 247pp w/illus, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ…….45.00


3) [ARCHITECTURE] CRAFTING TRADITIONS: The Architecture of Mark Lemmon by Richard R. Brettell & Willis C. Winters. 2005, 1st edition. Documents the career of an important 20th-century Dallas architect, Lemmon Avenue was named in his honor. 152pp w/ill., index. Folio HB/DJ fine copy……….29.95


4) [ARCHITECTURE] ARCHITECTURAL YEAR BOOK: The University of Texas, Volume Two, 1914-1915 (University of Texas Bulletin No. 25) 1915, 1st printing. Includes many photos and pen-and-ink drawings by students. Approximately 64 unnumbered pages, very good condition……25.00 SOLD


5) Ashurst, Ed [editor] MAVERICKS 2015, 1st edition, Douglas. Illustrations by Mike Capron. A collection of stories about “wild cattle and rough country cowboying in the American Southwest.” 135pp w/ pen-and-ink illustra-tions by Capron, photos. Oblong folio wrappers w/illustrated cover [multiple copies available] SIGNED……34.95


6) Bailey, Anne J. BETWEEN THE ENEMY AND TEXAS: Parsons’s Texas Cavalry in the Civil War 1989,

1st edition, Fort Worth. A study of the campaign of Parsons who commanded the army of the Trans- Mississippi and is credited with keeping the Federals out of Texas, although they occupied Louisiana and Arkansas. 357pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, biblio, index. HB w/pictorial cover/no dj as issued…35.00 SOLD


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


8) Bierschwale, Margaret FORT McKAVETT, TEXAS: Post on the San Saba 1966, “Author’s Limited Edition,” Salado. A history of the frontier outpost. 134pp w/illustrations, map, appendix. HB w/pictorial cover, fine copy, scarce, SIGNED……150.00


9) [BIG BEND] Keith, Noel L. THE BRITES OF CAPOTE by Noel L. Keith. 1950, 1st edition, Fort Worth. The story of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Brite and their famous Bar-Cross Ranch at Capote Mountain. The Brites were pioneers of the Big Bend Country who saw the beginning of the Bloys Camp Meeting; witnessed the aftermath of Pancho Villa’s defeat of Ojinaga; and had their own ranch raided in 1917. Mr. Brite went “across the river” from Langtry to watch the Fitzsimmons/Maher fight that was promoted by Judge Roy Bean. Much more. 272pp w/photos, appendix, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by Keith………395.00

9b) Another copy –Brites of Capote –also 1st edition—HB lacks dust jacket, fine copy SIGNED by Mrs. Brite….350.00 SOLD


10) [BIG BEND] BREWSTER COUNTY: Historic Photo Album 2002, 1st edition, Alpine. A nicely presented pictorial history of the Big Bend region of Texas. Commerce; disasters; education; ranching and farming; transportation; recreation; and more. 130pp w/photos. Oblong folio hardback with pictorial cover……125.00


11) [BIG BEND] LITTLE KNOWN HISTORY of the TEXAS BIG BEND by Glenn Justice. 2001, 1st edition, Odessa. “Documented chronicles from Cabeza de Vaca to the era of Pancho Villa.” Author gives a fresh view of the region’s history using previously undiscovered primary sources, private papers, and declassified military documents. 202pp w/photos, maps, notes and biblio, index. Wrappers, fine copy, scarce…..40.00 SOLD


12) [BIG BEND] CIRCUIT RIDERS OF THE BIG BEND by W.D. Smithers. 1981, 1st edition, El Paso (Southwestern Studies Monograph #64) The story of four circuit riders of the Davis Mountains/Big Bend region. Photos. HB ex-library copy in blue cloth, nice copy…..25.00 SOLD


13) [BIG BEND] A GUIDE TO BIG BEND COUNTRY and CHIHUAHUA AL PACIFIC: A Dream Come True [two volumes bound together] by F.M. McCarty. 1968, 1st ed, Amarillo. A nice color illustrated guide to the National Park, and a history and photo tour of the spectacular railroad that runs from Kansas City to Mexico’s Gulf of California. 63pp w/photos, maps, biblio., HB brown cloth, SIGNED……………....35.00


14) Boatright, Mody C. GIB MORGAN: Minstrel of the Oil Fields 1965, 2nd edition, El Paso. Illustrated by Betty Boatright; designed and printed by Carl Hertzog. (Texas Folklore Society Publication No. XX) Stories of Morgan and his experiences in the early day Texas oil patch. 104pp. HB blue cloth….25.95 SOLD


15) Boatright, Mody C. FOLKLORE OF THE OIL INDUSTRY 1964, 2nd printing, Dallas. Tales and anecdotes from the early days of the Texas oil boom. 220pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ…..22.50 SOLD


16) Bowden, J.J. UNCERTAIN RICHES: The Discovery and Exploitation of the Yates Oil Field 1991, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Austin. A detailed history of West Texas’ oil and gas industry from its beginnings in 1926. 186pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……150.00


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


18) Brown, Paul WAR PAINT: An Indian Pony 1936, 1st edition, Charles Scribner’s sons, NY. A wonderful horse story for young readers with illustrations by the author on every page. 94pp w/illus. On the front free endpaper there is an original red pencil drawing of an Indian horse by the author. Folio HB/DJ, very good SIGNED……50.00 SOLD


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


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


21) [CATTLE BRANDS] A CENTURY OF TEXAS CATTLE BRANDS 1936, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Forward by Amon G. Carter. Included: “A Brief Outline of Texas History” by Peter Molyneaux; and “Sketch of the Texas Cattle Industry” and “Story of Cattle Brands” by Frank Reeves, Sr.; plus an illustrated representative collection of Texas cattle brands listed alphabetically by counties. Softcover w/illustrated cover, very good copy….85.00 SOLD


22) Chipman, Donald E. SWORD OF EMPIRE: The Spanish Conquest of the Americas from Columbus to Cortez, 1492-1529

2021, 1st edition, State House Press, Kerrville. A readable, narrative history of Spain’s earliest attempts to conquer America. 297pp w/illustrations, chapter notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]…….39.95


23) Coe, Wilbur RANCH ON THE RUIDOSO: The Story of a Pioneer Family in New Mexico, 1871- 1968 1968, 1st edition, NY. Typography, binding and jacket designed by Carl Hertzog; introduction and two paintings by Peter Hurd; four maps drawn by Jose Cisneros. The early chapters of this book tell about the author’s father, Frank Coe, and his life as a successful rancher, of his troubles during the Lincoln County War and his relationship with Billy the Kid. Gives an interesting look at early-day life on the famous Coe ranch in New Mexico. 279pp w/photos. HB/DJ….75.00 SOLD


24) Cooper, Madison SIRONIA, TEXAS 1952, 1st edition, Boston. TWO VOLUMES. Epic novel about life in a small town in Texas. When it was published its thinly disguised characters scandalized some families in Waco, Texas. 1,731pp. Two volumes HB lacking dust jacket, signs of wear at top of spine….two volumes = 35.00


25) Cox, Mike HISTORIC PHOTOS OF TEXAS OIL --2009, 1st edition, Nashville. An interesting photographic visit to the heyday of key oil patch discoveries around the state with nearly 200 vivid black-and-white images and informative text. 205pp w/photos. Folio HB/DJ….45.00 SOLD


26) Cox, Ross J., Sr. THE TEXAS RANGERS & THE SAN SABA MOB 2005, 1st printing, San Saba. Two volumes-in-one. An in-depth study of the Mob that involved not only San Saba County, but also involved Brown, Lampasas, Mills and McCulloch counties. 177pp w/notes, sources. Folio softcover w/spiral binding, inscribed/SIGNED, very scarce…..125.00 SOLD


27) Cox, S.E.J., Sr. GIRLS, GUSHERS & ROUGHNECKS 1972, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. “Thinly disguised as fiction in order to show the character, thoughts and motives of the people [who brought in the Spindletop gusher near Beaumont, Texas]—backers and roughnecks, wives and sweethearts, skeptics and dedicated supporters.” 310pp. HB/DJ fine copy…40.00


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 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


30) de Shields, James T. BORDER WARS OF TEXAS 1912, 1st edition, Tioga. Considered a classic, this book chronicles the many Indian battles and hardships faced by early Texan settlers as they struggled to settle a hostile frontier from 1819 through 1845. 400pp w/maps, many illustrations. HB leather corners over brown cloth w/gold lettering, spine taped, inside tape repairs..85.00 as is SOLD


31) Dobie, J. Frank et al [ed’rs] MUSTANGS AND COW HORSES 1940, 1st edition, Austin. Texas Folklore Society Publication No. XVI (1940). Horse lore by many well-known contributors, including Dobie, Florence Fenley, George Catlin, Robert Denhardt, Badger Clark, John A. Lomax, Riley Aiken, and others. Illustrations by many western artists, including Charles M. Russell, Will James, Ross Santee, and endpaper drawings by H.D. Bugbee. Highly sought after as “the richest assemblage of material on range horses ever published.” (Dobie/Dykes 44 & 44). 429pp w/illus, index. HB very good, lacks dj….90.00


New from New York Times best-selling authors Drury and Clavin!

32) Drury, Bob & Tom Clavin BLOOD and TREASURE: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America’s First Frontier 2021, 2nd printing, NY. A fast-paced narrative of Boone’s explorations and adventures into the forested frontier beyond the great mountains in the mid-18th century would become the stuff of legend. Based on contemporary journals, newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts. 383pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple-copies available]……….29.99


33) [EL PASO COUNTY] TURNING POINTS IN EL PASO, TEXAS by Leon Metz. 1985, 1st “Conquistador Edition” limited to 75 copies, Mangan Books, El Paso. A history of El Paso from the primordial beginnings of the Rio Grande to the evolution of an international city. 128pp w/maps, illus, sources, index. HB/DJ slipcase, fine copy, SIGNED…….45.00 SOLD


New fiction from the author of YONDERINGS

34) English, Ben H. DESTINY’S WAY 2020, 1st printing, Barto. A novel of the Big Bend. 341pp. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]………………………..18.00

35) English, Ben H. THE UVALDE RAIDER 2021, 1st printing, Barto. A Templar Family novel set in the Big Bend. 218pp. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available……………...18.00



36) Erickson, John BAD SMOKE, GOOD SMOKE: A Texas Rancher’s View of Wildfire 2021, 1st edition, Texas Tech Press, Lubbock. Erickson recalls two wildfires that swept across the Texas Panhandle (and his ranch!) in 2006 and 2017. His day-by-day chronicle also reveals the latest advances in range management, climate and fire control. An incredible read! 192pp w/bibliography, index. HB/DJ new [multiple copies available]…….24.95


37) Estes, Pam BILLIE SOL: King of Texas Wheeler-Dealers 1983, 1st edition, Abilene. Biography of the political fundraiser and con man who went to prison after a complex web of mortgage fraud and agriculture swindles came to light in the early 1960s. 205pp w/photos, appendix, index. HB/DJ [protected dust jacket has some small chips] SIGNED by Billie Sol……50.00 SOLD


38) Fielder, Mildred WILD BILL and DEADWOOD 1965, 1st edition, Seattle. This biography centers on James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok’s time in Deadwood and the Black Hills where he spent his final days. 160pp w/many photos, biblio. Folio HB….35.00

39) Ford, Liz RF FORD: Spur Maker 2012,1st edition, Fort Worth. Includes biography, illustrations of examples, and a complete detailed list, by number, of the spurs Ford made with brief descriptions. 194pp. Folio HB gray leather w/embossed cover, fine copy, SIGNED by Mrs. Ford…………125.00 SOLD


40) [GALVESTON COUNTY] TEXAS CITY REMEMBERS by Elizabeth Lee Wheaton. 1948, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Well-documented account of the great chain reaction explosion that killed several hundred people in 1947. 109pp w/many photos, a list of those who died. Folio HB/DJ a very vine copy in a very fine unclipped dust jacket, very scarce….200.00 SOLD


41) [GALVESTON COUNTY] DISASTER at TEXAS CITY 1987, 1st edition, Shearer Publishing, Fredericksburg. “…relives the horror as it was experienced and remembered by those who were there, survivors of the explosion.” 93pp plus 24 pages of photos, Small oblong HB/DJ, fine condition…..50.00 SOLD


42) Gambrell, Herbert ANSON JONES: The Last President of Texas 1948, 1st edition, NY. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS, labels this book “is the best biography of a Texan. Never has a more forgotten and misunderstood man been more effectively resurrected… One of the most enjoyable features of Gambrell’s biography is his insight into the Texas of that period, based on extensive research and presented with wit and careful pruning.” 462pp w/bib and index. HB/DJ review slip laid in…….55.00 SOLD


43) [GEOLOGY] GEOLOGY OF THE FINLAY MOUNTAINS SOUTH CENTRAL HUDSPETH COUNTY, TEXAS: 1980 Field Trip Guidebook. 1980, Permian Basin Section Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. 104pp w/photos, maps including large foldout maps in rear pocket, charts. Folio HB gray cloth w/deco…..32.50


44) [GEOLOGY] THE GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK of the CHIHUAHUAN TECTONIC BELT: Symposium in Honor of Professor Ronald K. DeFord 1970, 1st edition, Midland. 201pp w/maps, charts (some foldouts). Folio HB red cloth…..35.00


45) Gipson, Fred THE “COW KILLERS” With The Aftosa Commission in Mexico 1956, 1st edition, Austin. Drawings by Bill Leftwich who is also the subject of the book. Leftwich worked with the commission in Mexico in the early 1950s to eradicate the hoof-and-mouth epidemic that was coming across the border. He recorded his experiences—some quite dangerous—with pen-and-ink. 130pp with 40 illustrations. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy……60.00 SOLD


46) Glasscock, Sallie DREAMS OF AN EMPIRE: The Story of Stephen Fuller Austin and His Colony in Texas 1951, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. The story of Stephen F. Austin and his colonization of Texas from 1821 to 1836. 213pp w/bibliography, illustrations, index. HB/DJ chip at top of dj spine, now in protective cover, SIGNED……..40.00 SOLD


47) Green, Ben K. BEN GREEN TALES 1974, 1st limited edition of 1250 copies, Flagstaff. Four volumes in slipcase. Each volume contains a tale by Green: I) “When I Was Just A Colt,” illustrated by William Moyers; II) “Up Fool’s Hill Ahorseback” illustrated by John Hampton; “Beauty,” illustrated by Joe Beeler; IV) “How Come I Wrote A Book,” illustrated by James Boren. [The latter includes Green’s hilarious account of his spat with Barbara Walters over a ‘politically incorrect’ colloquialism he used during a nationally televised interview.] 4 volumes in slipcase –SIGNED and numbered on the colophon page in volume I….250.00 SOLD


48) Green, Ben K. A THOUSAND MILES OF MUSTANGIN’ 1972, 1st “Deluxe Edition” limited to 150 copies, Flagstaff. Illustrated by Joe Beeler. Author recounts a raucous adventure when he went after Mustangs in Texas’ Big Bend country and ended up in the mountains of Mexico. 145pp w/illustrations. HB bound in ¼ red leather over brown cloth/slipcase, SIGNED….200.00 SOLD


49) Green, Ben K. HORSE CONFORMATION as to Soundness and Performance 1977, 1st printing of the revised edition, Flagstaff. Robert A. Wilson, in his Ben K. Green bibliography: “This work is the separately published collection of Green’s articles on the structure and function of the horse which he published serially in issues of The Tally Book…[and in 1963] the articles were published together, in different format, as the first part of the book Horse Conformation [and] Hoss Trades of Yesteryear.” This edition contains an additional chapter, “How to Tell the True Age of a Horse by the Teeth,” which did not appear in the first edition. 80pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ near fine copy…..50.00


50) Green, Ben K. THE LAST TRAIL DRIVE THROUGH DOWNTOWN DALLAS 1971, 1st limited edition of 1750 copies, Flagstaff. Illustrated by Joe Beeler. A lively and humorous account of Doc Green’s earliest venture into the art of horse tradin’. 73pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ near fine……85.00 SOLD


51) Green, Ben K. WILD COW TALES 1969, 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Lorence Bjorklund. Author spins thirteen entertaining yarns about his adventures with wild steers. HB lacks dust jacket…..35.00


52) Green, Rena Maverick [editor] SAMUEL MAVERICK, TEXAN: 1803-1870, A Collection of Letters, Journals and Memoirs 1952, 1st edition, San Antonio. Includes Maverick’s writings about the Cos’ siege of San Antonio in 1835, Woll's capture of the town in 1842; the Texan prisoners' march to Perote; Maverick's log of Jack Hays' Chihuahua expedition of 1848; and much more. A remarkable first-hand look at what life was like on the Texas frontier.430pp w/illustrations, appendix, bibliographical note, index. HB/DJ very good copy……75.00 SOLD


53) 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, #d and SIGNED by Greene & Wittliff, in slipcase..325.00 SOLD

53b) Another edition—The Last Captive – 1972, 1st trade edition, 2nd state (with correct photo) HB/DJ near fine……65.00


54) Haley, J. Evetts ROBBING BANKS WAS MY BUSINESS: The Story of John Harvey Bailey, 1973, 1st trade 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. Wrappers, very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED by Haley…..185.00 SOLD


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


56) 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


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


58) Haley, J. Evetts CHARLES GOODNIGHT: Cowman and Plainsman 1949, University of Oklahoma Press reprint edition, Norman. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. One of the best cowman’s biographies. Much of Haley’s material came from first-hand interviews with Goodnight over a period of years. Reese, SIX SCORE: “Goodnight’s career spanned the history of the development of West Texas, from Indian fighting to oil wells…Haley’s beautifully written biography, perhaps his best book, is an ample vehicle for a mighty figure, and a classic of American biography.” 485pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ dj spine sunned, otherwise very good..50.00


59) [HALEY, J. EVETTS] J. EVETTS HALEY: A True Texas Legend by Bill Modisett. 1996, 1st limited softcover edition of 700 copies, Midland. Introduction by Elmer Kelton. An up close and personal look at the intriguing author/historian. 213pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. Trade paperback, fine copy…..40.00


60) Harris, Chas. H, & Louis R. Sadler THE TEXAS RANGERS and the MEXICAN REVOLUTION: The Bloodiest Decade, 1910-1920 2004, 2nd printing, Albuquerque. A massive volume that concentrates on activities of Texas Rangers patrolling the border during the era of the Mexican revolution. 673pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, notes, appendix, index. [From the forward, “In undertaking this study, our purpose is neither to justify nor condemn but rather to paint as accurately as possible a portrait of the Rangers, warts and all...” HB/DJ, fine copy …….45.00 [out-of-print in cloth]


61) [HARRISON COUNTY] HARRISON COUNTY, TEXAS: Caucasian Residents in 1880 1987, 1st edition, Baltimore. “A Texas Sesquicentennial Project.” A record of Caucasians enumerated in the Tenth Census of the U.S., 1890. 375pp plus index. HB red cloth…..100.00 SOLD


62) Hassrick, Peter H. FREDERIC REMINGTON: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture in the Amon Carter Museum... 1973, 1st edition, NY. Foreword by Ruth Carter Johnson. 94 illustrations, including 60 in full-color—some are foldouts. Large oblong folio HB/DJ near fine copy….55.00


63) Holden, W.C. THE ESPUELA LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY: A Study of a Foreign-Owned Ranch in Texas 1970, 1st edition, Austin. A greatly expanded study and history of the vast Spur Ranch in West Texas. 268pp w/photos, maps, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……40.00


64) House, Boyce CUB REPORTER: Being mainly about Mr. Mooney and the Commercial Appeal 1947, 1st edition, Hightower Press, Dallas. In 1916, Boyce House tells of his experiences as a cub reporter for Memphis, Tennessee’s Commercial Appeal under the editorship of C.P.J. Mooney. 175pp. HB maroon cloth w/pictorial cover….35.00


65) Hutson, Jan THE CHICKEN RANCH: The True Story of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1980, 1st ed, NY. The chicken ranch was probably the longest operating bordello in the country, founded in 1844 and closed in 1974 after a media battle between a sheriff who fought to keep it open, and a television reporter who fought to close it down.115pp w/photos. HB/DJ…45.00 SOLD


66) Jones, Douglas C. THE TREATY OF MEDICINE LODGE: The Story of the Great Treaty Council As Told by Eyewitnesses 1966, 1st edition, Norman. In the summer of 1867, an assemblage of thousands of Southern Plains Indians—Kiowas, Cheyennes, Osages, Arapahoes, and others—met with members of the newly formed U.S. Peace Commission. This is an hour-by-hour account of that historic event. 237pp w/map, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good/unclipped jacket, scarce….85.00 SOLD


67) Jones, Lawrence T., III LENS ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER 2014, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Forewords by Russell L. Martin III & Roy Flukinger. This book features photographic selections from the extensive Lawrence T. Jones III collection housed in the DeGolyer Library at SMU. Featured are cabinet cards, oversized photographs, stereographs, tintypes, and other techniques that document all aspects of Texas photography from the years 1846 to 1945. 208pp w/illustrations, appendices, notes, index. Folio HB/DJ, as new .........40.00


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

Heritage Award. 373pp. HB/DJ a near fine copy, SIGNED [no inscription]…….300.00


69) Kelton, Elmer THE WOLF AND THE BUFFALO 1980, 1st ed, NY. Another Kelton classic, this one is the story of the Black soldier and the Comanche warrior in the American West. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED. [no inscription].......150.00


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


71) Kelton, Elmer DARK THICKET 1985, 1st edition, NY. 182pp. Great novel of the Home Guard, Civil War times. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED [no inscription]….125.00


72) Kelton, Elmer MY KIND OF HEROES 1995, 1st trade edition, Austin. Introduction by F. Lee Lawrence; sketches by the author. A collection of four speeches by Kelton. 93pp w/illus. HB marbled boards/no dj as issued, SIGNED [no insc.]…..100.00


73) Kelton, Elmer LOOKING BACK WEST 1992, 2nd edition, San Angelo. From June, 1970 through October, 1974, Kelton edited and published a monthly, Pioneer News-Observer. For each of the 53 issues he wrote the lead historical article. This book includes fifteen of those special feature articles, including: The Buffalo Hunter, Texas Feud [Shelby County], The Killing of Dora Hand, Race Riot at Fort Concho, The Frontier Army, Train Wreck, others. 120pp w/illus. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED….50.00 SOLD


74) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy] LONG WAY TO TEXAS 1976, 1st edition, NY. 184pp. HB/DJ, fine ….125.00


Kelton short story collections, most never published in book form until now.

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

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

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

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

*NOTE: hardbacks are now out-of-print, my inventory is limited.


78) Kelton, Elmer LIVING AND WRITING IN WEST TEXAS 2010, 2nd edition, limited to 190 copies, Four-O Publishing, Abilene. Includes the original introduction by Al Lowman, two speeches by Kelton, plus a bonus of four never-before-published illustrations by Tom Lea which were not included in the original edition. [The original edition, published in a limited edition of 250 copies in 1988, is probably Kelton’s most elusive title for collectors and commands a healthy price when it turns up.]

40pp w/illustrations. Hardback, bound in gold-lined cloth….125.00 SOLD


79) Kelton, Steve RENDERBROOK: A Century Under the Spade Brand 1989, 1st edition, Ft. Worth. Intro by Elmer Kelton. 100 year history of the innovative West Texas ranching enterprise. 221pp w/photos, map, notes, index. HB/DJ, fine copy..45.00


80) [KIMBLE COUNTY] IT OCCURRED IN KIMBLE AND HOW: The Story of a Texas County by O. C. Fisher. 1937, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Houston. Considered one of the more interesting Texas county histories with accounts of Indian fights, early day murder cases, outlaw roundups, and more. 237pp w/photos and appendix. Hardback with decorated cover, front hinge beginning to crack, otherwise very good condition , exceedingly scarce………..375.00 SOLD


81) [KIMBLE COUNTY] RECORDED LANDMARKS OF KIMBLE COUNTY 1971, 1st edition, Junction. In-depth descriptions of the histories behind the historical landmarks of Kimble County. 248pp w/photos, index. Folio HB……70.00


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


83) [KIING RANCH] KING RANCH & LITTLE PEPPY: The Legacy & The Legend by Gala Nettles. 1996, 1st edition, Groesbeck. The story of the legendary King Ranch quarter horse stallion. 222pp with photos. Folio HB/DJ, scarce….55.00 SOLD


84) Knight, Oliver FOLLOWING THE INDIAN WARS: The Story of the Newspaper Correspondents Among the Indian Campaigners 1960, 1st edition, OU Press, Norman. A look at the Indian Wars. Campaigns include those of Custer, Crook and others. 348pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB brown cloth, very good……..27.50 SOLD


85) Lasater, Laurence M. THE LASATER PHILOSOPHY OF CATTLE RAISING 1972, 1st limited edition of 295 copies, El Paso. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Author explains in detail the “Six Essentials” for successful cattle raising laid down by his father, Tom Lasater. 69pp w/photos, index. Hardback bound in half calf and linen, in pictorial slipcase with dust jacket tucked in, fine condition. This copy numbered and SIGNED by Laurence Lasater, Carl Hertzog, and Tom Lasater.............225.00 SOLD


86) Lehmann, Val W. BOBWHITES IN THE RIO GRANDE PLAIN OF TEXAS 1984, 2nd printing, College Station. Illustrated by Nancy McGowan. A complete guide to the bobwhite quail of South Texas: life habits and needs, environmental controls, predators; recommendations, much more. 371pp w/maps, illustrations, photos, appendices, index. Folio HB/DJ…..75.00


87) Leslie, Candice FROM FORGE & ANVIL: Erich Reisel, Hill Country Iron Worker 1992, 1st edition, Bryan. Photographs by Diane Hopkins-Hughes. Reisel’s ornamental ironworks can be found throughout the Texas Hill Country and beyond. He arrived in America as an immigrant from Magdeburn, Germany, where he learned his trade. 85pp w/photos. Oblong folio HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED by the author……55.00

87b) Another copy – From Forge & Anvil….. – also 1st edition, HB/DJ not signed……..40.00


88) Lomax, John A. SONGS OF THE CATTLE TRAIL AND COW CAMP 1920, 2nd printing, NY. Lomax spent years collecting and preserving cowboy verse. Here, he presents an extensive collection of western verse in three sections: 1) “Cowboy Yarns” 2) “The Cowboy Off Guard” 3) “Cowboy Types.” 189pp. HB brown cloth….95.00


89) Lynch, Gerald ROUGHNECKS, DRILLERS, and TOOL PUSHERS: Thirty-Three Years in the Oil Fields 1987, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. Introduction by Bobby Weaver. An insider’s true factual view of life in the oil fields in and around Texas. 262pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ near copy……35.00 SOLD


90) Marcus, Stanley QUEST FOR THE BEST 1979, 1st edition, NY. The story of the success of Neiman-Marcus Department stores. 227pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ very good, inscribed/SIGNED……..35.00


91) Mathur, Sandip V. COWBOYS AND INDIAN: A Doctor’s First Year in Texas 2021, 1st printing, TCU Press, Fort Worth. “An entertaining account of an Indian doctor’s first year of practice in a West Texas town where everybody knows everybody.” 276pp. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]….24.95


92) [MAYA STUDIES] THE INDIAN CHRIST, THE INDIAN KING: The Historical Substrate of Maya Myth and Ritual by Victoria Reifler Bricker. 1981, 1st edition, University of Texas Press, Austin. The author “shows that ‘history’ sometimes rests on mythological foundations, and that ‘myth’ can contain valid historical information…The focus of the book is ethnic conflict, a theme that pervades Maya folklore and is also well-documented historically.” 368pp w/photos, maps, tables, notes, glossary, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, quite scarce…….40.00


93) McCallum, Henry D. & Frances T. THE WIRE THAT FENCED THE WEST 1965, reprint, Norman. A history of barbed wire and how it changed the West. Includes a section on classification and identification of 36 of the most important types with illustrations. 285pp w/illus, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good….22.50


94) [McLENNAN COUNTY] A HISTORY OF EARLY WACO: With Allusions to Six Shooter Junction by William H. Curry. 1968, 1st edition, Waco. Narrations of events that occurred in and around Waco from its beginnings in 1856: murders and trials; Waco’s early hotels, traveling men; restaurants and bawdy houses, cattle drives, and some other interesting characters and events. 154pp w/many illustrations. Folio HB/DJ fine copy, very scarce………150.00


95) McMurtry, Larry IN A NARROW GRAVE: Essays On Texas 1968, 2nd printing of the first edition [with “B” on copyright page] Austin. Designed by William D. Wittliff. This was McMurtry’s first published non-fiction book. He takes on several Texas authors, his contemporaries. 177pp w/bibliography. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by McMurtry & Wittliff….325.00 SOLD


96) [McMURTRY, LARRY as ghostwriter] DAUGHTER OF THE TEJAS by Ophelia Ray. 1965, 1st edition, Greenwich. Novel about a young girl trailing after her mother who was captured by Apaches. 128pp. HB/DJ very good copy, SIGNED….165.00


97) Meinzer, Wyman THE ROADRUNNER 1993, 1st edition, Lubbock. An interesting photographic study of the wily roadrunner and his environs. 104pp w/color photos, folio HB/DJ, fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED………60.00


98) Meinzer, Wyman [photography] WINDMILL TALES 2004, 1st edition, Lubbock. Edited by Harris F. Coy.. Accompanying the 99 full-color images of American windmills--some still in operation, others that have fallen or are preserved at the American Wind Power Center--are brief stories that give the reader a sense of the importance windmills had to early pioneers in the West. 160pp. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy SIGNED by Meinzer…..75.00 SOLD


99) [MENARD COUNTY] HISTORICAL REVIEW of MENARD and MENARD COUNT, TEXAS Featuring the Presidio de San Luis de las Amarillas, established 1757, Restored 1937 no author given. May 7, 1937, 1st printing, Menard Chamber of Commerce. 18pp booklet with many interesting photos from 1937, an artist’s conception of the Presidio by Warren Hunter. More. Original blue printed wrappers w/photo of Presidio on front cover, map of Menard County on rear cover, fine copy, rare..265.00 SOLD


100) [MENARD COUNTY] RISE AND FALL OF THE MISSION SAN SABA to which is appended A Brief History of the Bowie or Almagres Mine; also A Sketch of Summerland [Menardville] by John W. Hunter. 1935, 2nd edition, Bandera. This booklet devotes nine chapters to a history of the San Saba Mission; four chapters to the Bowie Mine, including an early account of the “Battle of Calf Creek” related by Rezin Bowie in which he and brother James were involved; and the last three chapters to “Summerland” [the author’s endearing term for present day Menard and its environs] 84pp w/notes. Softcover, very good….135.00


101) [MENARD COUNTY] IN THOSE DAYS: Memoirs of the Edwards Plateau by Edith Black Winslow. 1950, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. The story of a ranching pioneer family who settled in Menard County in the 1880s, and about their life into the early 1900s. 184pp w/photos. HB, blue cloth w/white lettering, very good copy……..45.00


102) Modisett, Bill THE KING OF MONUMENT: The Life and Times of Henry Clay McGonagill 2011, 1st edition, Midland. Introduction by Patrick Dearen; illustrations by Mike Capron; editing by Christi Callicoatte. Biography of an early 20th century rodeo cowboy with a checkered past. 205pp w/illustrations, index. HB leather w/decorated cover, SIGNED…..150.00


103) Murrah, David J. C.C. SLAUGHTER: Rancher, Banker, Baptist 1981, 1st edition, Austin. Biography of the innovative West Texas rancher who, from 1877 to 1905, increased his holdings to over a million acres. 173pp w/photos, map, index. HB/DJ very good copy…….65.00


104) Murray, Ty [with Steve Eubanks] TY MURRAY: King of the Cowboys 2003, 1st edition, NY. A champion bull rider reflects on his experiences as a rodeo star. 254pp w/photos. HB/DJ fine copy…..25.00 SOLD


105) Oberste, William H. HISTORY OF REFUGIO MISSION 1942, 1st limited edition of 200 copies, Refugio Timely Remarks, Publisher, Refugio. This facsimile reprint of the very rare 1942 edition gives a complete history of the 18th-century Spanish mission located in South Texas. Includes material on Karankawa Indians; exploration of Matagorda Bay and environs; the eventual hostility of the Karankawa; and much more. 411pp illus; map, notes, bibliography, appendix, index. Hardback bound in simulated brown leather with decorations, numbered and SIGNED w/inscription, very good copy, rare…….1,000.00 SOLD


106) Olien, Diana Davids & Roger M. OIL IN TEXAS: The Gusher Age, 1895-1945 2002, 1st edition, Austin. “A masterful overview of the gusher years of Texas oil.” 307pp w/photos, maps, biblio, index. HB/DJ, very good……35.00


107) Olien, Roger M. & Diana Davids Hinton WILDCATTERS: Texas Independent Oilmen 1984, 1st edition, Texas Monthly Press, Austin. The story of the wildcatters of the 1970s and ‘80s, with the focus on the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. 234pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ dj chipped at top of spine, otherwise a fine copy…40.00


108) Patterson, Dr. Buddy D. SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: A History of the Texas Division, 1896-1989 1989, 1st printing, Hillsboro. This history includes lists of SCV Commanders, active and inactive camps, and an essay by Ralph Green entitled “In Defense of Confederate Symbols.” 14pp w/illustrations. Folio wrappers, fine……25.00


109) Payne, Viola [as told by Rebecca Taggart] PHANTOM OF THE CABALLO MOUNTAINS 1977, 1st edition, NY. “The amazing story of Rebecca Taggart, and her 40-year search for lost treasure in the Caballo Mountains of New Mexico.” 121pp. HB/DJ very good copy, SIGNED by Payne and Taggart……85.00 SOLD


110) [PECOS COUNTY] TEXAS’ LAST FRONTIER: Fort Stockton and the Trans-Pecos, 1861-1895 by Clayton W. Williams. Edited by Ernest Wallace. 1982, 1st edition, College Station. A chronological narrative history of the settling of the Texas frontier from the time the Fort Stockton post was abandoned to Confederate units in 1861 through the Indian battles for control of the region, to the time when frontier order arrived. 457pp w/maps, ill, photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ, near fine, inscribed/SIGNED…75.00


111) Pettit, Michael RIDING FOR THE BRAND: 150 Years of Cowden Ranching 2006, 3rd printing, Norman. A compelling portrait of an American ranching family that spans six generations and two states. The family started in Palo Pinto County then moved to New Mexico where they founded the JAL Ranch. Their history includes cowboys and Indians, cattle and buffalo, open range and barbed wire. 306pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED……..45.00


112) Pope, Clarence AN OIL SCOUT IN THE PERMIAN BASIN 1972, 1st edition, El Paso. Author gives us a firsthand account of the oil boom days and the subsequent growth of West Texas’ early petroleum industry. 150pp w/photos. HB/DJ [dust jacket has small chips at top edge, else a very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED [inscription to Dean Chenowith, former editor of San Angelo Standard-Times]………75.00


113) [POSTAL HISTORY] AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TEXAS POST OFFICES: Texas Post Offices Under Six Flags by Walter G. Schmidt. 1993, 1st edition, Collector’s Club of Chicago. This book covers three periods: Mexican Colonial Period; Republic of Texas Period; and United States Period. Includes maps and illustrates 87 covers; alphabetical listing of post offices; County and jurisdiction lists; name and location changes; names of first postmaster; and more. 279pp w/illus., maps showing original land districts, more. Folio HB red cloth w/gilt lettering, fine copy….85.00 SOLD


114) [POTTER COUNTY] IN THE CATTLE COUNTRY: History of Potter County by Della Tyler Key. 1961, 1st edition, Amarillo. A complete history of one of the nation’s last frontiers in the Texas Panhandle. Much on Amarillo, marauding Indians, cattle ranching, railroads, biographical sketches of pioneers, and more. 367pp w/photos, bibliography, index. Folio HB green cloth w/gold lettering, SIGNED….. …125.00


115) Price, B. Byron IMAGINING THE OPEN RANGE: Erwin E. Smith, Cowboy Photographer 1998, 1st edition, Fort Worth. A biography of the early 20th-century cowboy turned range photographer, along with many reproductions of his compelling photo-graphs. 186pp w/bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy……50.00 SOLD


116) [POSTAL HISTORY] SAGA OF THE U.S. AIR MAIL SERVICE: 1918-1927 compiled by Dale Nielson. 1962, 1st edition, np. The articles included were written by and for members of the Air Mail Pioneers. They cover the early development of mail aviation service. 128pp w/many period photos, killed in action list; much more. Folio wrappers w/pictorial cover, very good….35.00 SOLD


117) 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


118) 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 lacks dust jacket……35.00


119) Rundell, Walter, Jr. OIL IN WEST TEXAS & NEW MEXICO: A Pictorial History of the Permian Basin 1982, 1st edition, College Station. Early day photos and history of the petroleum industry in southeast Oklahoma and West Texas. 183pp w/photos, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ near fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED....55.00


120) [RUNNELS COUNTY] RUNNELS COUNTY PIONEERS 1975, 1st ed, Ballinger. Edited by Frank D. Jenkins. Many family biographies. 206pp w/photos and map; 1880 census; lists of Union and Confederate veterans; many pioneer biographies, index. Folio HB, exceedingly scarce…225.00 SOLD


121) Sandburg, Carl ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1926/1927, “Sangamon Edition,” NY. 6 volumes. An extensive and probably the most complete biography of Lincoln. Volumes I & II: “The Prairie Years.” Volumes III thru VI: “The War Years.” All volumes HB bound in red cloth w/gold lettering…… the set of six volumes = 125.00


122) Schwettmann, Martin W. SANTA RITA 1958, 2nd printing, Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Tom Lea. A history of the landmark oil field that blew in on May 28, 1923, and forever changed the history of West Texas. HB..35.00


123) Shaw, Charles INDIAN LIFE IN TEXAS 1987, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by James A. Michener. Pen-and-ink illustrated narrative that depicts the life and customs of Texas Indians: Apaches, Comanches, Caddoes, Karankawas, others. A second section gives a black & white photo essay by Reagan Bradshaw depicting Indians in a modern environment. 204pp. Folio HB/DJ….50.00


124) Smith, Edgar Freeman A SAGA OF TEXAS LAND & OIL 2011, Limited edition reprint of the 1940 original, Copano Bay Press, np. Auto biography of Smith who was Texas Assistant Attorney General and found himself “a fascinated observer and an active player in some of the most important cases in the history of Texas land an oil law.” 347pp. HB/DJ fine copy….45.00 SOLD


125) Spencer, Elma Dill Russell GREEN RUSSELL AND GOLD 1966, 1st edition, Austin. Sketches and maps by Ben Carlton Mead. The odyssey of the Russell brothers, 19th century prospectors and miners, who moved with the frontier as it followed fresh discoveries of gold from Georgia to Colorado to California. 239pp w/illus, maps, genealogical tables, bib, index. HB/DJ..30.00


126) Stahl, Carmine & Ria McElvaney TREES OF TEXAS: An Easy Guide to Leaf Identification 2012, reprint, College Station. Features life-sized leaf, flower, and fruit images for easy identification with more than 200 native and naturalized species organized by leaf shape. Includes regional guide to growing trees, list of non-native trees, recipes for wild edibles, folklore and history, much more. 288pp w/photos, appendices, glossary, bibliography, index. Flexbound, new [multi-copies]….24.95


127) Stanley, F. RAILROADS OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE 1976, 1st edition, Borger. A comprehensive history of Teas Panhandle railroads, including the Fort Worth & Denver; The Santa Fe; The Rock Island; The Katy; and others. 456pp w/bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED very scarce…….325.00


128) [STEPHENS COUNTY, TEXAS] STEPHENS COUNTY: Much To Be Cherished 1987, 1st edition, Breckenridge. 424pp w/many historical articles, photos, map endpapers, index. Folio HB gold cloth w/embossed decorations, very scarce…195.00 SOLD


129) Stewart, Joe Bailey TEXON OIL BOOM: Its Sin and Glory no date, no place, published by the author A history of the Texon oil boom of the 1920s by one who lived and worked. Includes a list of people who lived in and around Texon, and a list of Big Lake Oil Company employees for May, 1933. 72pp. Wrprs w/illustrated cover, fine copy…..27.50 SOLD


130) [TARRANT COUNTY] FORT WORTH BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS 2020, 1st edition, College Station. focuses on the successes and struggles that Fort Worth enjoyed and endured in the 1920s and 1930s.It also explores the political and social challenges: Tense race relations, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and the dangerous thrills of a notorious vice district— “Hell’s Half-Acre”—show that this Texas city was a microcosm of the state and the nation when the roar of the 1920s came to an abrupt halt in the Great Depression. 290pp w/illus, index. HB w/pictorial cover, CLEARANCE: 40 % OFF = $17.97 (was $29.95) SOLD


131) Towne, Charles Wayland & Edward Norris Wentworth SHEPHERD’S EMPIRE 1945, 1st edition, Norman. Drawings by Harold D. Bugbee. The story of America’s sheep industry from its Spanish beginnings. 364pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ near fine…..35.00 SOLD


132) Walraven, Bill & Marjorie K. THE MAGNIFICENT BARBARIANS: Little Told Tales of the Texas Revolution 1993, 1st edition, Austin. Provides new insights into some of the obscurities of the Texas revolution. 225pp w/maps, illus, appendices, sources, index. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED by both authors……35.00 SOLD


133) Whitlock, V.H. (Ol’ Waddy) COWBOY LIFE ON THE LLANO ESTACADO 1970, 1st edition, Norman. Entertaining stories about pioneer life and the author’s adventures as a young cowpuncher on the Causey ranch in eastern New Mexico. 278pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, near fine…….55.00 SOLD


134) Williams, J.R. REDRAWN BY REQUEST 1955, 1st edition, NY. Features fifty of Williams’ best cartoons. Includes a biographical sketch and introduction by Russel Crouse. Approximately 134 unnumbered pages. HB?DJ fine copy…40.00 SOLD


135) Wright, Bill THE TEXAS OUTBACK: Ranching on the Last Frontier—A Photographic Portrait by June Redford Van Cleefs 2005, 1st edition, College Station. Foreword by Elmer Kelton; photography by June Redford Van Cleef. Oral narratives about life on the ranches in Texas’ Trans-Pecos region accompanied by dramatic photographs by Wright. In the Foreword, Elmer Kelton says: This book is a compelling “record of a unique group of people and a way of life that seems to be disappearing before our eyes.” 178pp w/sources, photographer’s notes, index. Oblong folio, as new……49.95


136) [YOUNG COUNTY] THE FORT BELKNAP OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY, 1851-1963 compiled by Barbara Neal Ledbetter. 1963, 1st edition, Newcastle. Historical articles (including the story of Indian captive Millie Durgan, and some Indian depredations), pioneer biographies, a complete list of the first settlers in the Peters Colony, marriage records from 1856 and 1875, list of soldiers stationed at Fort Belknap in 1851, Belknap cemetery inventory, 1860 Young County census; list of 1919 landowners, much more. 100pp w/photos. Softcover, very scarce……295.00

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