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CATALOG #318, August, 2021



An important range chronicle, plus the rare pictorial supplement…

1) ) Matthews, Sallie Reynolds INTERWOVEN: A Pioneer Chronicle 1936, 1st edition, special limited “buff (tan) colored” binding, 1 of 100 copies*, Anson Jones Press, Houston. Introduction by Will James. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “The author’s husband and father were both prominent ranchers, and this book gives one of the best portraits of ranch life from a woman’s point of view.” 234pp w/frontispiece. HB in buff (tan) colored binding, the a tiny chip at top of spine and some foxing at spine, otherwise a very good, sound copy w/hinges intact, rare…..950.00 SOLD

[* NOTE: In 2012, I acquired a copy of this edition in which were two photo-copies of letters: one from author/historian E. L. Yeats (signed & dated July, 1952) who stated: “I talked a minute ago to Mr. Watt Matthews who informs me that one hundred copies of the buff colored bindings were printed for the author’s personal gifts. The other copies that she sold were in orange colored bindings.” The other note is from a family member to the previous owner stating it is one of a hundred copies for family members.]


2) Blanton, Thomas Lindsay PICTORIAL SUPPLEMENT TO INTERWOVEN (Commemorating the One-Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Judge John Alexander Matthews, March 2, 1853) 1953, 1st edition, Albany. Distributed only to members of the Matthews-Reynolds families, this book was never marketed commercially. Takes up where Mrs. Matthews’ book left off, with biographies of many of the ranching family members, detailed genealogical information, and many period photos. 153pp, HB green cloth, very good condition, rare…..1,100.00 SOLD


3) 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…….125.00 SOLD


4) [ART] DADDY-O’S BOOK OF BIG-ASS ART by Bob Wade [with W.K. Stratton & Rachel Wade. 2020, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Foreword by Kinky Friedman. “…features images of more than a hundred of Wade’s most famous pieces, complete with the wild tales that lie behind the art, told in brief essays by both Wade and more than forty noted artists and writers familiar with Wade’s work.” 206pp w/many illustrations, appendix, index. Folio HB/DJ new [multiple copies available]…35.00


5) Baize, Wayne [editor] SWENSON LAND & CATTLE CO., STAMFORD, TEXAS 2014, 1st edition, np. A large format pictorial history of the Swenson Land & Cattle Co., and its holdings in North Texas. Includes dozens of large range photos of SMS cowboys at work, plus photos of the Swensons and upper management. 100pp w/illustrations. Oblong folio HB [11-1/2” X 14-1/2”] w/replica of Frank Tenny Johnson painting of Joe Erickson, Range Boss, on the front cover, fine condition, SIGNED by Baize…….325.00 SOLD [NOTE: Until now, I had never seen this book, and I speculate that it was privately published by the ranch for distribution among its family and employees. The editor for this book, renowned western artist Wayne Baize, grew up a few miles from SMS, and it is the focus of a lot of his work.]


6) [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


7) [BANDERA COUNTY] THE LYMAN WIGHT COLONY IN TEXAS: Came to Bandera in 1854 compiled by J. Marvin Hunter. A history of the colony of Latter Day Saints who settled in Bandera in 1854. 37pp. Wrappers spot on front cover that bleeds through, no text affected…….30.00


8) [BAYLOR COUNTY] SALT PORK TO SIRLOIN: The History of Baylor County from 1878 to 1930 TWO VOLUMES. 1972/1977, both1st editions, Quanah. Vol !: 179pp; Vol II 565pp. Both volumes w/photos, historical articles, ranching and farming oil, cattle brands; many family histories; much more. Folio hardbacks w/pictorial covers…..the set of two volumes = 125.00


9) Beesley, Cheryl LANDSCAPING WITH EDIBLE PLANTS IN TEXAS 2015, 1st edition, Texas A&M Press, College Station. The author introduces a wide range of edible plants that can become a beautiful and practical addition to the ornamental landscape. In this helpful guide for both homeowners and landscapers, she covers garden layout, bed construction, and fencing options and offers specific design examples for a wide variety of possibilities for edible landscapes. 282pp w/photos, maps, appendix, index. Folio flexbound with flaps, new [multiple copies available]…….34.95


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


11) [BIG BEND] TAMING THE BIG BEND:A History of the Extreme Western Portion of Texas From Fort Clark to El Paso by Mrs. O. L. Shipman. 1926, 1st edition, np. A fine account of the early Anglo settlement of the Big Bend region. The author’s father was Texas Ranger Captain Pat Dolan “who lived on the frontier for seventy-five years and with remarkable clearness of mind recalls the stirring events of days gone by.” Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “She also quotes extensively from other pioneers and transients in the region, such as John L. Bullis, commander of Indian Scouts under Mackenzie; A. J. Fairmore and P. Bougad on the El Paso Salt War; Mexican outlaw Victor Ochoa; and Texas Ranger T. T. Cook. The work contains chapters on the early mail routes, the boundary commission, the camel experiment and transportation, the military posts, freighting, civil affairs, Indian Campaigns, the El Paso Salt War, Texas Ranger campaigns, ranching, outlaws, mining, and Mexican revolutionary activities after the turn of the century. This is followed by a section of sketches of early pioneer and ranching families.” 215pp w/photos, foldout map tipped in at rear endpaper, index. HB purple cloth (front cover has what appears to be a white fingerprint) otherwise a very good, sound copy, rare…875.00 SOLD


12) [BIG BEND] MORE THAN A BADGE: Rough Country, The Law & Me 2018, 1st edition, Midland. Part I tells of Sheriff Williams’ early years, and of his career in Law Enforcement. Part II is a history of all of the Sheriffs of Brewster County, Texas, ending with stories of some of the officers he worked with and concludes with an End of Watch section of the officers in the Trans-Pecos area. Tells of many historic events and places in the Trans-Pecos region. 533p w/1200 photos, index. Oblong folio HB/DH w/ pictorial cover, as new, SIGNED……………85.00 SOLD


13) [BIG BEND] BIG BEND’S ANCIENT & MODERN PAST edited by Bruce A. Glasrud & Robert J. Mallouf. 2013, 1st edition, College Station. Foreword by Lonn Taylor. A collection of articles originally published in the Journal of Big Bend Studies, reviewing the unique past of the region from the earliest habitation to 1900. 330pp w/ill,, reading list, index. Softcover….34.95


14) [BIG BEND] LAND OF THE DESERT SUN: Texas’ Big Bend Country by D. Gentry Steele. 1998, 1st edition. Steele shares firsthand experiences and provides natural and cultural history of the Chihuahuan Desert and the Big Bend National Park. Striking black-and-white photography. Folio wrappers, as new……..19.95


15) Biggers, Don Hampton BUFFALO GUNS AND BARBED WIRE: Two Frontier Accounts 1991, 1st printing of the combined reissue of “Pictures of the Past” and “History That Will Never Be Repeated,” Lubbock. Introduction by A.C. Greene; biography of Biggers by Seymour V. Connor; full-page duotone photos by George Robertson and Erwin E. Smith. A frontier journalist’s account of the last great buffalo hunters, and range stories about cattlemen and cowboys of West Texas. 241pp w/photos, map, notes, sources. Oblong HB/DJ near fine…45.00 SOLD


16) Billings, Harold TEXAS BEAST FABLES 2006, 1st limited edition of 295 copies, Roger Beacham, Publisher, np. Full-color illustrations by Barbara Holman; Foreword by Francis Edward ‘Ab’ Abernathy. A delightful and often whimsical look at wildlife in Texas—Fox Ballet, Smart Possum, Raccoon Dance, Roadrunning Mythmaker, Horned Toad, Sweet Skunk, just to name a few of the nearly fifty stories. 91pp w/illustrations. Folio red cloth w/paste-on illustration. As new, SIGNED by Billings & Holman, publisher’s announcement brochure laid in……....75.00


17) Blanton, Joseph Edwin [assisted by Watt Reynolds Matthews] JOHN LARN 1994, 1st limited edition of 502 copies, Albany. The author of this sketch of Larn’s life was a nephew of Watt Matthews, of the Lambshead Ranch, and grandson of one of the Matthews clan that was accused of murdering John Larn in his jail cell. They take issue with previous writings about the Vigilance committee that killed Larn while he was in jail. 42pp w/photos, endpaper map, chart of Mathews and Reynolds clans. 42pp w/photos, endpaper map, chart of Matthews and Reynolds clans. HB/DJ, fine copy, very scarce…..295.00


18) Bright, Lorine Zylks NEW LONDON 1937: The New London School Explosion, 1937; One Woman’s Memory of Orange and Green1977, 1st edition, Nortex Press, Wichita Falls. An eyewitness account of the explosion and tragic aftermath which saw 297 die. Includes a history of the town and the oil boom, the school, and a complete list of the victims with photos of most. 234pp w/photos. HB/DJ, near fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED……125.00


19) Brown, J.P.S. STEELDUST 1997, 1st thus, MQM Publishing, Tucson [This book was originally published by Walker & Co., NY, in two volumes as Steeldust I and Steeldust IIthe Flight with copyrights 1986 and 1987 respectively] Novel. HB red leather/DJ both w/gold decoration, inscribed/SIGNED and laid in is a 2-1/2 page signed letter from the author to previous owner telling about his ups and downs with various publishers…....50.00 SOLD


20) Buttery, Lewis M. REGIONAL TEXAS MAPS: 1720-2001 2004, 1st edition, Lampasas. A look at maps that cover an area that is now 42 counties, plus parts of 24 more, w/historical comment. 267pp w/ill, maps, index/ Folio HB/DJ fine, SIGNED…..85.00


21) Caldwell, Clifford R. DEAD RIGHT: The Lincoln County War 2011, 1st hardcover edition, limited to 100 copies, Mountain Home. From the back cover: “…a historically accurate, concise and factual interpretation of the people, places and occurrences in the Lincoln county War.” It also contains a chronology of events, and brief biographical sketches of many of the major participants. 339pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new, SIGNED…….100.00 SOLD


22) Carlson, Paul H. EMPIRE BUILDER in the TEXAS PANHANDLE: William Henry Bush 1996, 1st edition, TAMU Press. Bush was a Chicago businessman who secured interest in and later gained control of the Frying Pan Ranch in the Texas Panhandle. Chronicles the development of the ranch and the growth of the Texas Panhandle. 186pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ SIGNED..35.00 SOLD


23) Carroll, H. Bailey TEXAS COUNTY HISTORIES: A Bibliography 1943, 1st edition, Texas State Historical Association, Austin. Foreword by Walter Prescott Webb.; frontispiece by H.D. Bugbee. A bibliography of Texas county histories available in 1943. A useful reference book. 200pp w/bibliography, index. HB, tan cloth, very good copy, scarce…50.00 SOLD


24) Carter, Capt. Robert G. THE OLD SERGEANT’S STORY: Winning the West From the Indians and Bad Men in 1870 to 1876 1926, 1st edition, NY. The reminiscences of Sergeant John B. Charlton who served with Carter in the 4th Cavalry under Col. Ranald S. Mackenzie. The regiment conducted a series of successful operations against the Kiowa, Comanche and Kickapoo Indians on the Texas frontier. The unit also chased and captured fugitives and deserters and some of these incidents are included. 220pp w/photos. HB red cloth, an exceptionally nice copy from the library of Ramon F. Adams……495.00 SOLD


25) Clarke, Mary Whatley JOHN CHISUM: Jinglebob King of the Pecos 1984, 1st edition, Austin. Biography of the Texas cattleman who followed the Goodnight-Loving Trail and set up a huge ranching operation in the Pecos Valley of New Mexico. Much on the Lincoln County War. 170pp w/photos, endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED…..110.00 SOLD

25b) Another copy – John Chisum: Jinglebob King of the Pecos –1984, 1st edition, HB/DJ not signed…..95.00

26) Coppedge, Clay TEXAS TRUE CRIME MISCELLANY 2021-, 1st edition, History Press, Charleston. Rom the Lawless days of the frontier to the rise of organized crime, the author sifts through eighteen obscure case files to chart the evolution of crime and punishment in Texas.” 126pp w/photos, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]…..21.99


27) Crisp, James E. & Louis E. Brister [editors] INSIDE THE TEXAS REVOLUTION: The Enigmatic Memoir of Herman Ehrenberg 2021, 1st printing of this English translation, TSHS, Austin. This massive memoir is considered the most complete, and most vivid Memoir of any soldier in the Texas revolutionary army.  Ehrenberg was not a historian, but an ordinary citizen whose narrative of the Texas Revolution contains both spectacular eyewitness accounts of action and almost mythologized versions of major events that he did not witness himself. The editors point out where Ehrenberg is lying or embellishing, explains why he is doing so, and narrates the actual relevant facts as far as they can be determined.” 653pp w/40 illustrations, maps, chapter notes, appendix, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]…..65.00


28) [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


29) [DAUGHTERS of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION] THE ROSTER OF TEXAS DAUGHTERS REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTERS 1976, Bicentennial Edition limited to 800 copies, published by Texas Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Midland. This roster compiles and lists the ancestors of the more than 12,000 members of the Texas Society, DAR. Included are the Ancestors, listed alphabetically with birth, death, location, and other pertinent data. 554pp. Folio HB blue cloth with gold decoration and lettering, fine copy……..87.50


30) 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/DJ black cloth--small ½ inch tear at bottom of rare dust jacket spine, otherwise a very good copy …..225.00


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

31b) Another edition—Tongues of the Monte – 1935, 2nd printing, NY. HB bright colorful cloth cover, no dj………65.00


32) Dobie, J. Frank [editor] PURO MEXICANO 1935, 1st edition, Austin [Texas Folk-lore Society Publication No. XII.] Texas folklore with a Mexican flavor. 261pp w/index. HB brown cloth/black cloth spine…..85.00


33) Dobie, J. Frank COW PEOPLE 1964, 1st edition, Boston. Dobie tells the human side of many legendary, old-time cattlemen: Ab Blocker, Shanghai Pierce, Ike Fridge, Charles Goodnight, and others. 305pp w/photos, sources, index. HB/DJ near fine…..65.00


34) Duke, Cordia Sloan & Joe B. Frantz 6,000 MILES OF FENCE: Life on the XIT Ranch of Texas 1961, 1st edition, Austin. A collection of reminiscences of old XIT cowmen that gives a firsthand look at the everyday life of the men who made the ranch work. 231pp w/photos, maps, appendix, index. HB/DJ very good……….50.00


35) [EASTLAND COUNTY] HISTORY OF EASTLAND COUNTY, TEXAS by Mrs. George Langston. 1904, 1st edition, Dallas. Pioneer ranching and frontier life, Indian fights, Texas Rangers, early railroads, pioneer biographies, community histories. 220pp with photos, errata. HB, bound in red cloth with gold-stamped front cover/no dust jacket as issued. A clean and tight copy of an exceedingly scarce Texas county history ........185.00


36) Elkins, Captain John M. [with Frank W. McCarty] INDIAN FIGHTING ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER 1929, 2nd edition, Russell & Cockrell, Amarillo. A Texas Ranger captain recounts his experiences fighting Indians. He was with the group that recaptured Cynthia Ann Parker, and he later became acquainted with former Indian captive Herman Lehmann.96pp w/photos. Softcover w/extended edges, some internal tape repairs, otherwise a very good copy, scarce……125.00 SOLD


37) Everett, Dianna THE TEXAS CHEROKEES: A People Between Two Fires, 1819-1840 1990, 1st edition, Norman. A history of the Western Cherokees who occupied Texas before and during the days of the Republic. 173pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy....25.00 SOLD


38) Favor, Bob MY RANGERING DAYS 2004, 1st edition, published by the author, np. Favor tells of many interesting experiences while serving as a Texas Ranger, mostly in South Texas, during the 1960s and 70s. 121pp w/photos. Folio illustrated cover w/stiff clear plastic protection, spiral binding, inscribed/SIGNED, an exceedingly scarce Texas Ranger title……165.00 SOLD


39) Fehrenbach, T.R. LONE STAR: A History of Texas and the Texans1968, 1st edition, NY. This well-written narrative is considered one of the best comprehensive histories of Texas. 751pp w/index. HB/DJ, a near fine copy SIGNED……135.00SOLD


40) Fehrenbach, T.R. SEVEN KEYS TO TEXAS 1983, 1st ed, El Paso. Author presents seven keys to the “understanding of this sometimes misunderstood state: its people, frontiers, land, economy, society, politics, and change.” 140pp. HB/DJ, SIGNED 25.00 SOLD


41) Freeman, Douglas Southall R. E. LEE: A Biography 1936, “Pulitzer Prize Edition,” NY. FOUR VOLUMES. The complete and most extensive biography of Robert E. Lee a great American. Includes many illustrations, maps, appendices, bibliography and indices. All four volumes blue cloth w/embossed spine and covers, fine condition. The set of 4 volumes = 175.00 SOLD


42) Galan, Francis X LOS ADAES: The First Capital of Spanish Texas 2020, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. This first book devoted to Los Adaes traces the history of this all but forgotten Spanish fort and mission on the Texas-Louisiana border.

Despite efforts to the contrary, Spain could neither fully block the penetration of smuggled goods and settlers into Texas from Louisiana nor could it successfully convert the Native Americans to Christianity and the Spanish economic system. So, Spain chose to shutter the fort and mission in 1762. 400pp w/maps, illus, notes, biblio. HB decorated boards, new……35.00


43) Gard, Wayne SAM BASS 1936, 1st edition, Boston. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “The most complete and reliable work on Sam Bass to date. The author is the only biographer to trace Sam Bass’s ancestry.” 262pp w/photos, endpaper maps, biblio, index. HB/DJ [dj edgeworn, now in protective cover] laid in is a copy of a tin-types stating “Sam Bass when 16 years old”…..135.00 SOLD


44) Gardner, Mark Lee ROUGH RIDERS: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill 2016, 1st edition, NY. “…the rousing, action-packed story of the rough Riders and their extraordinary Leader, Theodore Roosevelt.” 336pp w/photos, notes, sources, index. HB/DJ fine copy……35.00 SOLD


45) Gilliland, Maude T. WILSON COUNTY TEXAS RANGERS 1837-1977 1977, 1st edition, np. An account of the records and deeds of 44 men from Wilson County who served in the Texas Rangers. 139pp w/66 Ranger photographs, plus maps, documents, bibliography, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has minor edgewear] otherwise a near fine copy, exceedingly scarce. SIGNED….375.00


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


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


48) Graves, John TEXAS RIVERS 2002, 1st edition, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Austin. Photography by Wyman Meinzer. Graves’ essays on the Canadian, Pecos, Clear Fork of the Brazos, the Sabinal, the Neches, and the Llano capture the essences of what makes each river unique. 143pp w/photos, bibliography. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by Graves and Meinzer…..145.00 SOLD

48b) Another edition—Texas Rivers –2nd edition, 2003, UT Press, Austin. Folio HB/DJ finem not signed…45.00 SOLD


49) 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


50) Green, Ben K. BACK TO BACK 1970. 1st limited edition of 850 copies, Encino Press, Austin. Two hilarious stories by Green: “Texas Cowhorses & The Vermont Maid,” and “Mr. Undertaker & The Cleveland Bay Horse.” Oblong HB red cloth in slipcase, SIGNED…………....125.00


51) 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. 1993, facsimile reprint of the 1845 original, W. Thomas Taylor, Austin. Edited and with a new introduction and notes 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. 293pp w/endpaper map, notes, appendix, index. HB brown buckram, fine copy….95.00 SOLD


52) Grey, Zane TALES OF TAHITIAN WATERS 1990, limited edition reprint, Derrydale Press, Lyon. “Profusely illustrated with photographs taken by the author.” Grey was an avid sportsman, and wrote of his experiences as a fisherman in Tahiti. 303pp w/photos. Folio HB beautifully bound in blue leather w/gilt edges & lettering, numbered and SIGNED by the author’s son, Dr. Loren Grey…95.00 SOLD


53) Grey, Zane TALES OF SOUTHERN RIVERS 1991, limited edition reprint, Derrydale Press, Lyon. More fishing tales, these stories about the Gulf Stream, the rivers of the Everglades, then on a foray deep into the jungles of Mexico “down an unknown jungle river.” 249pp w/many photos. Folio HB red leather w/gilt edges and decorations, fine copy, numbered and SIGNED by Dr. Loren Grey, the author’s son………95.00 SOLD


54) Griffis, Ken HEAR MY SONG: The Story of the Celebrated Sons of the Pioneers 1977, revised edition, Los Angeles. History of the group that developed into one of America’s most beloved singing groups. 148pp w/photos, discography, bibliography. Folio softcover – SIGNED by the author, and by five of six Sons of the Pioneers, laid in is a color group photo that is signed by all six members of the legendary band……40.00


55) Haley, J. Evetts CHARLES GOODNIGHT: Cowman and Plainsman 1936, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. One of the best of the cowman’s biographies. Much of Haley’s material came from first-hand interviews with Goodnight over a period of years. Reese, SIX SCORE: “Goodnight’s career spanned the history of the development of West Texas, from Indian fighting to oil wells…Haley’s beautifully written biography, perhaps his best book, is an ample vehicle for a mighty figure, and a classic of American biography.” 485pp w/bib, index. HB tan cloth w/facsimile dust jacket [stained at spine] in publisher’s original slipcase that has replica of dust jacket pasted on front and spine, and a copy of a page of the manuscript pasted on the back, this copy inscribed/ SIGNED by the author……775.00 SOLD


56) Haley, J. Evetts SOME SOUTHWESTERN TRAILS 1948, 1st “El Paso Edition” limited to 750 copies with the standard Bugbee title page (see Chandler Robinson, J. Evetts Haley and the Passing of the Old West) San Angelo. Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Harold D. Bugbee. 30pp. Oblong folio HB tan buckram, near fine condition…..125.00

56b) Another copy – Some Southwestern Trails – 1948, 1st edition in variant softcover binding, very good ….100.00


57) Haley, J. Evetts [editor] ALBERT PIKE’S JOURNEYS IN THE PRAIRIE, 1831-1832 1968, published by the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society as Volume 41 of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review, Canyon. Pike’s journal chronicles A.B. Lewis’s east to west trek in 1831 from Indian Territory to Taos, and of his and Pike’s return trip across the Plains to Fort Smith Arkansas the following year. 91pp w/notes, index. Softcover, fine……35.00 SOLD


58) Haley, J. Evetts FOCUS ON THE FRONTIER 1957, 1st edition, Amarillo. Typography by Carl Hertzog. A look at the careers of three frontier photographers: 1) “L. A. Huffman of Montana” 2) “M.C. Ragsdale of the Concho Country” 3) “Erwin E. Smith of the Southwestern Range.” 48pp. Oblong softcover, SIGNED by Haley……50.00


59) Haley, J. Evetts THE CAME CHRISTMAS FOR MILDRED TAITT no date, published as a Christmas greeting for the Haleys with illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. Adapted from the book Jeff Milton: A God Man With A Gun. 15pp, SIGNED..40.00


60) Haley, J. Evetts [editor] Charles Goodnight’s Indian Recollections 1928, 1st edition, Canyon. Article in PANHANDLE-PLAINS HISTORICAL REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 1 One of many interviews Haley had with the complex frontiersman and pioneer rancher. Other articles include: “The Arrington Papers” by L.F. Sheffy; “Mining and Indian fighting in Arizona and New Mexico, 1858-1861: Memoirs of Hank Smith” by Hattie M. Anderson; and “Pioneer Quaker Farmers of the South Plains” by Roger A. Burgess. 128pp. Softcover w/extended edges, small chip at bottom of spine, otherwise very good, and scarce…..125.00 SOLD


61) Hoig, Stan THE OKLAHOMA LAND RUSH OF 1889 1989, 2nd printing, Oklahoma City. History of the time when Oklahoma Territorial lands were opened for settlement. An “in-depth look at what really took place before and after the shots were fired at high noon on April 22…” 288pp w/map, illustrations, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ fine……..30.00 SOLD


62) 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…….55.00 [Long out-of-print in hardback]


63) Jackson, Jack LOS MESTENOS: Spanish Ranching in Texas, 1721-1821 1986, 1st edition, College Station. A massive study that “chronicles in great detail the hundred years of Spanish ranching that came before Mexico, and subsequently Texas, gained independence. [Jackson] shows the feral increase of the early herds, the conflicts over ownership of the mestenos, the emergence of the Spanish dynasties, and the attempts of the colonial governments to regulate the industry.” He also shows how Anglo cattlemen adapted to the hispanic culture of cattle raising. 704pp w/illustrations by the author, appendices, biblio, index. HB/DJ fine….85.00 SOLD


64) James, Bill C. JIM MILLER: The Untold Story of a Texas Badman 2001, revised edition, Wolfe City. Edited by Robert W. Stephens. A look at the life of the man suspected of killing Pat Garrett, and who wound up on the wrong end of a rope for other misdeeds. 101pp w/illustrations, bibliography. HB/DJ, fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED…….100.00


65) James, Captain James W. MEMORIES AND VIEWPOINTS 1928, 1st edition, privately printed, Roswell. A memoir that includes the author’s experiences on Johnston’s Utah expedition of 1858; some Civil War experiences; Reconstruction days in Louisiana; ranching on the Rio Grande; quite a bit on the Klan in New Mexico. 183pp. HB very good, very scarce…295.00


66) Johnson, Barry C. FLIPPER’S DISMISSAL: The Ruin of Lt. Henry O. Flipper, U.S.A. First Coloured Graduate of West Point 1980, 1st limited edition of 150 copies, The English Westerners’ Society, London. A detailed account of the circumstances surrounding the military trial of a black Army officer on the Texas frontier in 1881 which—ninety years later—became a minor cause celebre. 133pp with notes & references. HB red cloth, fine copy, scarce…..200.00 SOLD


67) Kelton, Elmer THE GOOD OLD BOYS 1978, 1st edition, NY. Western Heritage Award and made into TNT movie. 253pp.

HB/DJ near fine, SIGNED (no inscription!)…….275.00 SOLD


68) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy] EYES OF THE HAWK 1981, 1st edition, NY. Spur Award. 182pp. HB/DJ, fine,



69) Kelton, Elmer TOM LOVELL: Storyteller With A Brush* 2005, 1st edition, Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Midland. Edited by Ellen M. Hopkins. Kelton’s essays explain the histories behind 14 full-color paintings by artist Tom Lovell. Additional material includes biographical sketches of Lovell & Kelton; editor Hopkins’ contributions about the extensive research and preparation of the paintings; an updated history of the Petroleum Museum. 103pp w/photos. Oblong folio HB/DJ, fine….45.00


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


71) Kime, Wayne R. [editor] THE POWDER RIVER EXPEDITION JOURNALS of COLONEL RICHARD IRVING DODGE 1997, 1st edition, OU Press, Norman. Firsthand account of the expedition against the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, which culminated in Ranald S. Mackenzie’s resounding destruction of Dull Knife’s forces in 1876. 206pp w/map, illustrations, notes, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..30.00 SOLD


72) [KNOX COUNTY, TEXAS] KNOX COUNTY HISTORY circa 1978, 2nd edition, Haskell. The book’s contents are sectioned by community, with a historical essay on the community’s background, then biographical sketches of each community’s residents. 364pp w/photos. HB/no dust jacket as issued—two long scratch marks on front cover………45.00


73) Kothmann, Forrestine Haney [compiler] THE KOTHMANNS OF TEXAS 1952, 2nd edition, Mason. History and genealogy of the Kothmann clan of central Texas. 357pp w/photos, index. HB maroon cloth….45.00


74) Lackey, B. Roberts STORIES OF THE TEXAS RANGERS 1955, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Has chapters on the Mason County War, the Fort Davis Bandits, stage robbery, cattle rustlers, and the Killing of Sam Bass, although most of the information on Bass is incorrect.” Adams goes on to point out that Lackey owned the copyright to Capt. D.W. Robert’s Rangers and Sovereignty, and this book is basically a reprint of that, with changes in personal pronouns from first to third person. 105pp w/index. HB/DJ, tipped in errata, near fine copy.……65.00 SOLD


75) Lardas, Mark THE VANISHED TEXAS COAST: Lost Port Towns, Mysterious Shipwrecks and Other True Tales 2021, 1st printing, Charleston. Legend and lore of the Texas maritime. 143pp w/photos, index. Trade Paperback, new [multi-copies]..21.99


76) Logsdon, Guy “THE WHOREHOUSE BELLS WERE RINGING”: And Other Songs Cowboys Sing 1989, 1st edition, Urbana. A collection of working cowboy songs, revealing an important side of cowboy life. A delightful book on cowboy music and folklore! 388pp with photos, glossary, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED…45.00 SOLD


77) MacDonald, L. Lloyd TEJANOS IN THE 1835 TEXAS REVOLUTION 2009, 1st edition, Gretna. A study of the role played by Mexican-born revolutionaries in Texas’ battle for independence. 365pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, appendix, index. HB/DJ, as new, inscribed/SIGNED……35.00 SOLD


78) [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….150.00


79) Metz, Leon Claire JOHN SELMAN: Texas Gunfighter 1966, 1st edition, NY. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “...this is the first biography of Selman, and the author has done a good job of research and writing.” Selman killed John Wesley Hardin in El Paso. 254ppw/photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ some sssssmall chips along upper edge of dust jacket……50.00 SOLD


80) Miller, Ben, et al ARTISTRY IN SILVER AND STEEL: The Adolph Bayers Legend 1996, 1st edition, Keene. Compiled by J. Martin Basinger. This volume includes photographs of the Four Sixes by Bob Moorhouse, and it’s the first of a projected five volume series that deal with spurs made by the legendary Adolph Bayers. This volume represents 760 pairs of spurs, numbered 2 through 276, made between 1952 and 1978, and includes Mr. Bayers’ records and patterns. 351pp w/ many illustrations and index. Folio HB/DJ, as new…..69.95


81) Miller, Rick BLOODY BILL LONGLEY: A Biography 1996, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Wolfe City. Longley began his bloody lawless career at age 16 when he killed his first man. He was hanged at Giddings eleven years later and has been credited with 32 murders. 202pp w/photos, map, notes, index. Folio Hardback red cloth w/gold lettering, numbered and SIGNED…..60.00


82) 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


83) Moore, Harry Estill TORNADOES OVER TEXAS: A Study of Waco and San Angelo in Disaster 1958, 1st edition, Austin. A study of the aftermath of tornadoes that struck both San Angelo and Waco on the afternoon of May 11, 1953. 334pp w/tables, illustrations, index. HB blue cloth……45.00 SOLD [Personal note: I still have a vivid memory of watching from my sixth grade classroom window as the 1953 tornado struck San Angelo.. To keep us safe, our teacher wisely had us all hunker down in the hallway, but a pal and I, maybe not so wisely, snuck back in the room to watch out the window as the spectacle roared past just a few blocks north of us. No, I haven’t got any smarter.]


84) 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


85) 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


86) Neighbours, Kenneth Franklin ROBERT SIMPSON NEIGHBORS and the Texas Frontier, 1836-1859 1975, 1st edition, Waco. Neighbors took part in many important developments of early Texas: including the defense of the Republic of Texas; the settlement of its boundary dispute in the Compromise of 1850; the organization of the western counties; the exploration of West Texas; the building of the railroads; the making of laws; and the administration of Indian affairs. He served as an officer in the Republic army, as a Texas Ranger, and was a prisoner of war in Mexico. While serving as Indian agent he was assassinated at the age of 44. 349pp w/maps, photos, endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good copy….135.00


87) Newton, Willis & Joe (as told to Claude Stanush & David Middleton) THE NEWTON BOYS: Portrait of an Outlaw Gang 1994, 1st edition, State House Press, Austin. The entertaining story of the bank-robbing brothers from Uvalde, Texas. 332pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..50.00


88) Noyes, Stanley LOS COMANCHES: The Horse People, 1751-1845 1993, 1st edition, Albuquerque. “A sweeping history of the Comanche Indians, who dominated the Southern plains from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century….Rich in social and cultural vignettes of women, captivity, warrior rituals, family life, courtship, sexual attitudes, and adaptation of the horse.” 364pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……85.00


89) Oberste, William H. HISTORY OF REFUGIO MISSION 1942, 1st limited edition of 200 copies, Refugio Timely Remarks, Publisher, Refugio. This very rare first 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

[NOTE: In last month’s catalog I had erroneously described this as a facsimile reprint. It is, in fact, the first edition, limited to 200 copies.”]


90) Otero, Miguel Antonio MY LIFE ON THE FRONTIER 1864-1882: Incidents and Characters of the Period when Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico were Passing Through the Last of their Wild and Romantic Years 1935, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, New York. Once governor of New Mexico, the author cites many events in which well-known frontier characters participated, including Clay Allison, Billy the Kid, Dave Rudabaugh and Pat Garrett, Uncle Dick Wootan, Kit Carson, Chata Baca, and many others. 293pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ [the rare dust jacket has a tape repair at top] a 1935 review of the book has been pasted to the rear free endpapers, a very good copy…..125.00


91) Pfluger, Marsha ACROSS TIME AND TERRITORY: A Walk Through the National Ranching Heritage Center2004, 1st edition, Lubbock. Foreword by Elmer Kelton; photography by Duward Campbell. Historical essays and photos of the buildings at the National Ranching Heritage Center at Lubbock, Texas. 115pp w/photos, biblio. Oblong folio hardback w/pictorial cover, as new, inscribed/SIGNED by Pfluger…………………39.95


92) Phillips, John Neal RUNNING WITH BONNIE AND CLYDE: The Ten Fast Years of Ralph Fultz 1996, 1st edition, Norman. The story of Clyde Barrow’s sidekick and his experiences in the Texas underworld between the years of 1925 and 1935. 395pp w/photos, map, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED…..45.00


93) Poppa, Terrence E. DRUG LORD: The Life and Death of a Mexican Kingpin 1990, 1st edition, NY. The rise and fall of drug kingpin Pablo Acosta, a murderous dealer who controlled the cocaine trade along the border with Texas during the 1970s and ‘80s. 268pp w/map, photos. HB/DJ –dust jacket has minor wear along edges…………30.00


94) Powell, J.W. [Director] TENTH ANNUAL REPORT of the BUREAU OF ETHNOLOGY to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1888-’89 1889, 1st printing, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. “The first part presents an exposition of the operations of the bureau during the fiscal year 1888-’89; the second part consists of a work on the Picture-Writing of the American Indians, which has been in preparation for several years.” 822p w/examples of illustrations of petroglyphs from a wide spectrum across North and South America. Folio HB green cloth w/gold deco on front cover, very good copy……200.00


95) Rath, Ida Ellen THE RATH TRAIL 1961, 1st edition, Wichita. Biography of Rath who was an Indian trader, buffalo hunter, hide buyer, railroad grader, and organizer of early day towns and trading posts--one at Adobe Walls. He was a friend of Kit Carson and the Bents. And he forged the “Rath Trail” from West Texas to Dodge City. 204pp w/map, photos, index. HB/DJ.50.00 SOLD


96) Risen, Clay THE CROWDED HOUR: Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century 2019, 1st edition, NY. The dramatic story of Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers whose exploits in Cuba marked the beginning of American imperialism. 355pp w/map, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..35.00 SOLD


97) Rister, Carl Coke BORDER CAPTIVES: The Traffic In Prisoners By Southern Plains Indians, 1835-1875 1940, 1st edition, Norman. Jenkins, BTB: “This is the best analytical account of Texas Indian captives....The work is more than a series of cruel episodes; it is a sociological study of the effects of this traffic on Indian life as well as on the captives, themselves.” 220pp w/illustrations, 2 foldout maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..165.00 SOLD


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



1928, 1st edition, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “Known as the ‘Assistant Commander’ of Company D, [Mrs. Roberts] was in the field with her husband during most of his time of service. Her memoirs are full of incidents of tent life in West Texas, and include some photographs of the Rangers in the field and in camp.” Those seven photographs were taken by M.C. Ragsdale, of San Angelo, in 1878. Contents: A Ranger’s Bride; Camp at Menard; Pay Day; A Tour of Duty in South Texas; Camp on San Saba; Camp on the Llano River near Junction City; New Mexico; An Adventure Near Nogales; Reunion of the Rangers at Menard; Our Golden Wedding. 64pp. Softcover, nice copy with stain along front cover and several pages deep, text is not affected, very scarce……200.00


100) Robinson, Charles M., III BAD HAND: A Biography of General Ranald S. Mackenzie 1993, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by Stan Hoig. A thorough and comprehensive biography of one of the frontier’s most remarkable Indian fighters. Mackenzie’s most notable offensive was the routing of the Comanche and Kiowa tribes at Palo Duro Canyon. 392pp w/maps, photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..75.00


101) [RUNNELS COUNTY] THE PEARCES’ PIONEERING DAYS IN TEXAS by Velma (Hayley) Strom. 1976, 1st edition, np. The story of Henry and Lizzie Pearce who settled in West Texas after the Civil War. Pearce operated a hotel and wagon yard and livery stable, operated stage lines, and hauled mail. He was instrumental in organizing Runnels County. 186pp w/photos, and biographical sketches of several of the early Pearces. HB/DJ, SIGNED………40.00


102) Samponaro, Frank N. & Paul J. Vanderwood WAR SCARE ON THE RIO GRANDE: Robert Runyon’s Photographs of the Border Conflict, 1913, 1916 1992, 1st ed, Austin. Runyon lived in Brownsville, Texas, during the tumultuous years of the Mexican Revolution and photographed the revolution that raged in northeastern Mexico during 1913-14, the massive American military buildup along the border, the bandit raids in the Brownsville area during 1915, and much more. 135pp w/appendices, bibliography, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ….....95.00


103) [SAN SABA COUNTY] THE STORY OF THE GRAY SCHOOL and the CHEROKEE COLLEGE at Cherokee, Texas by Frank S. Gray. 1950, 1st edition, Hunter Publishing Co., Bandera. A history of the school with photos of the building and teachers. Includes the Scholastic Census taken for 1901 and 1902. 16 unnumbered pages. Folio Wrappers, fine, SIGNED….50.00 SOLD


104) Sanders, Christine Moor SPINDLETOP: The Untold Story 2000, 1st edition, Beaumont. The story of the Spindletop discovery and subsequent boom as seen through the eyes of George W. O’Brien and the Gladys City Oil, Gas & Manufacturing Company. 332pp w/map, photos, endnotes, appendix, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED……55.00 SOLD


105) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY] SHACKLEFORD COUNTY SKETCHES by Don Biggers. 1974, a limited edition reprint of the rare 1908 edition, this edition limited to 100 copies, published by The Clear Fork Press, Albany & Ft. Griffin. Edited and annotated by Joan Farmer; introduction by Shirley & Clifton Caldwell; designed by William D. Wittliff. Material on Fort Griffin; John Larn; Old Fort Davis [on Clear Fork]; Old Picketville; Camp Cooper; and more. 114pp w/illustrated endpapers, notes, index. Hardback bound in ¼ leather and cloth in slipcase, fine copy….125.00


106) Shaw, Robert GUIDE TO TEXAS GRASSES 2018, 2nd printing, College Station. A complete study and reference guide to Texas grasses that provides a description of the structure of each plant; details of classification and distribution; brief species accounts; distribution maps; color and black and white photos of 670 grass species found in Texas; and an alphabetized checklist that provides information on origin, longevity, growth season, endangered status, and occurrence. Much more. 1,080pp w/photos, drawings, index. Flexbound w/flaps, new [multi-copies available]………..65.00


107) Shirley, Glenn THIRTEEN DAYS OF TERROR: The Rufus Buck Gang in Indian Territory 1996, 1st edition, Stillwater. “A fast-paced, thoroughly researched account of the sudden rise and just as sudden demise of the five-member Rufus Buck gang.” 86pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..50.00


108) Silverthorne, Elizabeth PLANTATION LIFE IN TEXAS 1986, 1st edition, College Station. Illustrations by Charles Shaw. Explores every aspect of plantation life from both the slave and slave owner’s perspectives. 234pp w/illus., maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy,…..35.00 SOLD


109) Smith, Dan L. THE BANKHEAD HIGHWAY IN TEXAS: Texas Highway No. 1 2013, 1st edition, Fort Worth. A highway history and guide to the earliest all-weather route in Texas. An interesting history of this old route through Texas. Approximately 100 pages with many photos and maps. Oblong folio with stiff wrappers, spiral bound……65.00 SOLD


110) Smith, Thomas T., et al [editors] THE REMINISCENCES OF MAJOR GENERAL ZENAS R. BLISS, 1854-1876 2007, 1st edition, Austin. From 1854 through 1859 Bliss served on the Texas frontier at Forts Duncan, Chadbourne and Davis. When the Civil War broke out, he went back East to serve as a Union regimental commander. (In 1899 he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry at Fredericksburg.) After the Civil War, he returned to Texas where he finished out a total of twenty-three years service in the Lone Star State. 519pp w/photos, maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new……39.95


111) Sonnichsen, C.L. THE MESCALERO APACHES 1958, 1st edition, Norman. A complete history of the eastern Apache tribe presented from the Indian’s point of view. 303pp with photos, footnote, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good copy.55.00 SOLD


112) 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


113) Sweeney, Edwin R. MANGAS COLORADAS: Chief of the Chiracahua Apaches 1998, 1st edition, Norman. (Volume 231, The Civilization of the American Indian Series) “In this first full-length biography of the legendary chief, Ed Sweeney vividly portrays the Apache culture in which Mangas rose to power and the conflict with Americans that led to his brutal death.” 578pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……60.00 SOLD


114) Taylor, Joe F. [editor] THE INDIAN CAMPAIGN ON THE STAKED PLAINS, 1874-1875: Military Correspondence from War Department Adjutant General’s Office, file 2815-1874 1962, 1st edition, Canyon. Two-volumes-in-one, originally published in the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society Yearbook. The story of “The Red River War.” 368pp w/appendix, biblio, index. Hardback, bound in green leather with gold embossed lettering on front and spine, near fine copy…..225.00 SOLD


115) Thompson, Jerry A WILD AND VIVID LAND: An Illustrated History of the South Texas Border 1997, 1st edition, Austin. Mexican War, Civil War, Texas Rangers, Juan Cortina, railroads, the King Ranch, the conflict over the Nueces Strip, Gregorio Cortez, sheep and cattle industry, and much more. 206pp, w/period photos, notes, index. Folio HB/DJ….40.00 SOLD


116) Wallace, Ernest RANALD S. MACKENZIE ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER 1965, 1st edition, Lubbock. Colonel Mackenzie, a young cavalryman who had earned his reputation as a fighting man in the Civil War, is perhaps more than any other man responsible for the final subjugation of the nomadic Comanche and Kiowas who had terrorized the frontier for decades. 214pp w/maps, photos, index. HB/DJ [dark blue cloth w/white dust jacket--only a few copies were published in cloth] scarce……150.00 SOLD


117) Warren, John & Colquett Warren THE MATADORS, 1879-1951 1952, 1st edition, np. Drawings by John L. Koonsman; maps by John Warren. A privately printed history of the Matador Ranch compiled from records in the five counties the Matador is located, plus interviews with former employees. 35pp w/illus, maps. Mimeographed on one side of paper only. Herd #2439. Folio softcover, some pages chipped at lower corner, text not affected, cloth spine, very scarce….75.00 SOLD


118) Weddle, Robert S. SAN JUAN BAUTISTA: Gateway to Spanish Texas 1968, 1st edition, Austin. A comprehensive history of this south-of-the-border mission that was strategically located for many early Spanish expeditions into what is now Texas. An important work on early Spanish exploration and settlement in Texas. 469pp w/photos, bib, index. HB/DJ near fine……45.00


119) Weniger, Del THE EXPLORERS’ TEXAS: The Lands and Waters 1984, 1st edition, Austin. Through extensive research of early journals, Weniger is able to help us experience the landscapes and waterscapes of pre-development Texas through the eyes of those early explorers. Excellent natural history study of many of Texas’ waterways. 224pp w/maps, illus, endpaper map of Texas counties, endnotes, biblio, index. Folio HB w/decorated cover, very scarce…..225.00 SOLD


120 ) Weniger, Del THE EXPLORERS’ TEXAS: Volume 2, The Animals They Found 1997, 1st edition, Austin. This volume gives a unique look at the sights and sounds of the many animals discovered by Texas’ early explorers. 200pp w/maps, illus, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ fine copy…..40.00


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