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CATALOG #319, September, 2021



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


2) Askins, Colonel Charles GUNFIGHTERS 1981, 1st edition, NRA, Washington, C.C. Numerous stories about various gunfighters, from McNelly’s Rangers to chasing Villa. 291pp w/illus, bibliography. HB red cloth w/gold decoration…35.00


3) [BANDERA COUNTY] ) A BRIEF HISTORY OF BANDERA COUNTY: Covering 100 Years of Intrepid History

by J. Marvin Hunter. 1949, 1st edition, Baird. “Sketches of early settlers, Indian depredations, and pioneer achievements.” 76pp. Wrappers, very good condition…..40.00


4) [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 SOLD


5) Barnstone, Howard THE ARCHITECTURE OF JOHN F. STAUB: Houston and the South 1979, 2nd printing, UT Press, Austin. Foreword by Vincent Scully. Barnstone excellent study of the works of Houston architect John F. Staub, whose works include Bayou Bend in River Oaks, the President's House at Rice University, and many private residences. 363pp w/illustrated endpapers, many photographs – some full-color—bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, very good….50.00



1986, 1st edition, Jenkins Publishing, Austin. Foreword by John H. Jenkins. An extensively researched history of the county before and during its days as a part of the Republic Of Texas. 329pp with maps, photographs, appendices –includes 1838 tax rolls, lists of early land grants and titles, Austin’s and Milam’s colonies-- bibliography, index. HB/no dj as issued, SIGNED……100.00 SOLD


7) [BASS, SAM] LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SAM BASS: The Notorious Union Pacific and Texas Train Robber This is the 89 page 3rd printing by N.H. Gammell (see Adams, SIX-GUNS #162]. Softcover tan wrappers very good w/small one inch chip at lower right corner…..40.00


8) [BASTROP COUNTY] HISTORY OF BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS 1846-1865 by Kenneth Kesselus. 1987, 1st edition, Jenkins Publishing, Austin. This second volume of Kesselus’ excellent history of the Central Texas county from its inception as a state until the end of the Civil War—discussions on slavery, jails and justice, political battles, lists of soldiers, much more. 261pp w/map, photos, bibliography, index. HB/no dj as issued, SIGNED, ……..85.00 SOLD


9) Beckwith, B.K. SEABISCUIT: The Saga of a Great Champion 1940, 1st limited edition, #41 of 300 copies (this special edition was for presentation to the friends, family and business associates of Charles S. Howard, owner of Seabiscuit) Schwabacher-Frey Co. Intro by Charles S. Howard; Foreword by Grantland Rice; drawings by Howard Brodie; frontispiece is reproduction of an original full-color drawing of Seabiscuit by F.R. Voss. Seabiscuit was a world champion racehorse during the Depression years who inspired millions of fans. 64pp w/frontispiece, many drawings by Brodie, numerous photos by various photographers. Oblong folio HB in red morocco w/slight wear at edges and top of spine, SIGNED by the author & SIGNED by Charles S. Howard, rare..1,650.00


10) Bennett, Joseph E. SIXGUNS AND MASONS: Profiles of Selected Texas Rangers and Prominent Westerners 1991, 1st edition, Bandera. Biographical sketches of Texas Rangers, and others, who became Freemasons. John B. Jones; Leander McNelly; Dallas Stoudenmire; Albert Fountain; John W. Poe. 121pp w/maps, illus. HB/DJ some pages have yellow highlighting, otherwise a very good copy…….35.00 SOLD


11) 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

12) Bicknell, Thomas C., & Chuck Parsons BEN THOMPSON: Portrait of a Gunfighter 2018, 1st edition, Denton. Few Texans can claim to have crowded more excitement, danger, drama, and tragedy into their lives than did Ben Thompson. He was an Indian fighter, Texas Ranger, Confederate cavalryman, mercenary for a foreign emperor, hired gun for a railroad, an elected lawman, professional gambler, and the victor of numerous gunfights. 665pp w/notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, as new….150.00 SOLD


13) [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 were instrumental in developing 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


14) [BIG BEND] RIBBONS OF TIME: The Dalquest Research Site by Douglas Preston. 2006, 1st edition, Midwestern State University Press, Wichita Falls. Photographs by Walter W. Nelson. A photographic and textual study of the remote canyon in the Big Bend known as The Devil’s Graveyard, located just north of Big Bend Ranch State Park. This region was donated to Midwestern State by Walter and Rose Dalquest to be used as a research site. This book combines photographic art, history and science to provide an exploration of this unique and relatively unknown canyon. 101pp. Oblong folio HB/DJ fine copy…..125.00 SOLD


15) [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


16) [BIG BEND] HOW COME IT’S CALLED THAT? Place Names in the Big Bend Country by Virginia Madison & Hallie Stillwell. 1958, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Interesting folk history of the Big Bend region of Texas. 129pp w/photos, index.

HB/DJ, near fine copy inscribed/SIGNED by Hallie Stillwell…..60.00 SOLD


17) [BIG BEND] THE OLD ARMY IN THE BIG BEND OF TEXAS: The Cavalry Frontier, 1911-1921 2018, 1st paperback printing, Denton. The U.S. Army strengthened its presence on the southwestern border in response to the Mexican Revolution of 1910, manning forty-one small outposts along a 300 mile stretch of the Rio Grande region, and remained for a decade. 350pp w/photos, index. Trade paperback, new…..27.95


18) Bogusch, Edwin R. HOOFBEATS ALONG THE LLANO 1955, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A fictional look at pioneer life in the Llano River region of the Texas Hill Country.244pp. HB/DJ very good……35.00 SOLD


19) Brown, J.P.S. JIM KANE 1970, 1st edition, NY. Award-winning novel about a modern cowboy that was made into the movie “Pocket Money” starring Paul Newman and Lee Marvin. 432pp. HB/DJ fine copy….65.00


20) Carroll, John M. GALVESTON and the GULF, COLORADO and SANTA FE RAILROAD 1985, 1st edition, Galveston. Illustrations by Don Moore and Jose Cisneros. With introductory chapters on the early history of Galveston up through the Civil War the author sets the stage for the history of one of the most colorful railroads in America and its rise to prominence on the new frontier that was Texas. 164pp w/illus, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by the author, and this copy has an original drawing on the front free endpaper and signed by the artist…90.00 SOLD


21) [CHEROKEE COUNTY] A HISTORY of THREE GHOST TOWNS of EAST TEXAS NEAR the CHEROKEE and ANGELINA COUNTY LINE by John Craven. The ghost towns: shook’s Bluff, Cheeseland, and Kilraven. 62pp w/illustrations, notes. Wrappers, fine copy, SIGNED……35.00


22) Clayton, Lawrence RANCH RODEOS IN WEST TEXAS: Abilene, Albany, Anson, and Breckenridge with a Play Day Benefit in Albany 1988, 1st edition, Abilene. Photography by Lawrence, Sonja and Lea Clayton. Photos and text centered around events at the ranch rodeos mentioned in the title. 77pp. HB, one of a few bound in ¼ leather and marbled cloth ….50.00 SOLD


23) Clum, Woodworth APACHE AGENT: The Story of John B. Clum 1936, 1st edition, Riverside Press, Chicago. This book tells the story of John Clum and his adventures in the American West, as a trusted Apache Indian Agent, his participation in the capture of Geronimo, the founding of the Tombstone Epitaph newspaper, and his tenure as Mayor of Tombstone during the famous Earp-Clanton battle. 297pp w/many interesting photos from the period, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has some wrinkles and a 2-inch chip at top right corner, now in protective cover]…..65.00 SOLD


24) Cohen, Dr. Henry, et al ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF JEWRY IN TEXAS and Description of the Jewish Exhibit in the Hall of Religion (Texas Centennial Exposition 1836-1936) 1936, 1st edition, Dallas. Rabbi Cohen was a humanitarian based in Galveston. 72pp w/illustrations. Wrappers, fine copy. Rabbi Cohen has SIGNED on the front cover with an inscription to J. Frank Dobie “on his visit to Galveston, Feb. 25, 1942.” ……..45.00 SOLD


25) [CRANE COUNTY] PIONEER HISTORY OF CRANE COUNTY BEFORE 1925 by Gordon L. Hooper. 2012, published by the author. Stories and memories of early Crane County and biographical details of the early homesteaders. Maximilian’s Gold; Wild Mustangs; Lee McElroy and his Ranch; Comanches and the Comanche War Trail; the Orient Railroad; Texas horned toad; and much, much more. 545pp w/many maps and illustrations, notes, index. HB/DJ as new, SIGNED…..60.00


26) Crook, Elizabeth THE RAVEN’S BRIDE 1991, 1st edition, NY. An excellent historical novel about Eliza, Sam Houston’s first wife. Edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. 369pp. HB/DJ near fine, SIGNED……35.00


27) Cunfer, Geoff & Bill Waiser [editors] BISON AND PEOPLE on the NORTH AMERICAN GREAT PLAINS: A Deep Environmental History 2016, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. From the dust jacket: “…brings together voices from several disciplines to offer new insights on the relationship between humans and animals that approached extinction. The essays here transcend the border between the United States and Canada to provide a continental context. Contributors include historians, archae-ologists, anthropologists, paleontologists, and Native American perspectives.” 323pp w/photos, charts, index. HB/DJ as new..60.00


28) DALLAS COUNTY] HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS, FROM 1837 TO 1887 by John Henry Brown. 1887, 1st edition, Milligan, Cornett & Farnham, Printers, Dallas. This rare history of Dallas includes the opening of the Military Road; the birth of the County; Peters Colony; lists of soldiers who served in the Mexican War; lists of county officials; stories of Indian depredations; Reconstruction; navigation of the Trinity River; list of the first 500 pioneer families including children; much more. 114pp, wrappers, this copy has the original 1887 title page and text block—in near fine condition-- with facsimile front and rear covers and new endpapers (6-1/2” by 5-1/2”) rare…....550.00 SOLD


29) [DALLAS COUNTY] WHITE CLIFFS OF DALLAS: The Story of La Reunion the Old French Colony 1955, 1st “Centennial Edition,” Dallas. A history of the early French colony made up of French, Swiss and Belgian pioneers who settled in what is now West Dallas. This account covers its existence from 1855 to the close of the Civil War. Includes biographies of many of the original colonists, many of whom are buried in the old City Cemetery on Akard and Marilla Streets. 163pp w/maps, photos, bibliography. HB/DJ very good copy, rare……250.00


30) [DALLAS COUNTY] DALLAS: The Deciding Years—A Historical Portrait by A.C. Greene. 1973, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. “This book is a portrait in words and pictures of the years when Dallas was growing up.” 186p. Oblong folio HB/DJ, near fine copy, SIGNED….35.00


31) [DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION] THE ROSTER OF TEXAS DAUGHTERS REVOLUTIONARY ANCESTORS, Volume I, A-C 1976, #73 of 800 copies, 1st edition. Genealogical record of the ancestors of Texas descendants; includes service record, children, contemporary members; A thru C. 554pp. Folio HB blue cloth, gold lettering, vol. one only..87.50 SOLD


32) Daughters of the Republic of Texas FIFTY YEARS OF ACHIEVEMENT: History of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Together with the Charter, By-Laws, Constitution and List of Members 1942, Banks Upshaw and Company, Dallas. The D.R.T., founded in 1892, is made up of women who are direct descendants of men and women who were residents of the Republic of Texas, and is charged with maintaining the Alamo. This history includes member biographies, a chapter on historic buildings in Texas, chapters on the various chapters of the D.R.T., an extensive chapter on the Alamo, and much more. 401pp w/illustrations, pictorial endpapers. HB w/illustrated endpapers, a very good, sound copy….100.00 SOLD


33) De Leon, Arnoldo [editor] WAR ALONG THE BORDER: The Mexican Revolution and Tejano Communities 2012, 1st edition, College Station. Scholars contributing to this volume consider topics ranging from the effects of the Mexican Revolution on Tejano and African American communities to its impact on Texas’ economy and agriculture. Plan de San Diego; El Paso Race Riot of 1916; Women ‘s labor activism; smuggling in dangerous times; more. 345pp w/photos, index. HB as new…..29.95


34) [DENTON COUNTY] GEOGRAPHY OF DENTON COUNTY by Mary Jo Cowling. 1936, 1st edition, Banks Upshaw and Co., Dallas. This is actually a history of the North Texas county with some references to its geography. Chapters on the county’s organization, early settlements and cattlemen; John Chisum; Sam Bass; a list of 140 cattle brands and their owners; schools; physical characteristics, and more. 132pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB red cloth, very good….60.00


35) Dobie, J. Frank ANDY ADAMS, COWBOY CHRONICLER Reprint of an article in the Southwest Review, January, 1926. January, 1926. An appreciative critique of some of the writings of Adams. 12pp. Wrappers, fine…..25.00 SOLD


36) Dobie, J. Frank PITCHING HORSES AND PANTHERS 1940, reprinted from Mustangs and Cow Horses, Texas Folklore Society, Austin. 15pp, w/illustration by Will James. Wrappers, near fine….30.00 SOLD


37) Dobie, J. Frank WEATHER WISDOM OF THE TEXAS-MEXICAN ORDER 1923, reprinted from Publications of the Texas Folk-lore Society, No. II, np. Interesting border folk-lore about weather. 13pp w/notes. Wrappers, near fine….35.00 SOLD


38) Dobie, J. Frank VERSOS OF THE TEXAS VAQUUEROS 1925, 1st printing, Austin [originally appeared in Texas Folklore Society Publication #IV, 1925]. “Versos, as understood and used by Texas Mexicans, are songs, or verses, of folk composition in contradistinction to canciones, songs derived from more or less literary purveyors.” In this booklet, Dobie describes an incident in its historical context, then gives both Spanish and English versions of the verso. Interesting border lore. 14pp. Wrprs, very good..45.00


39) [ECTOR COUNTY] ODESSA 100: An Informal History 1981, 1st edition, Odessa. A general history commemorating the West Texas town’s 100th anniversary. 180pp w/illustrations…….35.00 SOLD


40) [EDWARDS & REAL COUNTIES] PIONEER DAYS IN THE BREAKS OF THE BALCONES: A Regional History by Alan A. Stovall. 1967, 1st edition, Barksdale. This follow-up to the author’s earlier book, Nueces Headwater Country (1959), gives us historical events and episodes of the Upper Nueces country in Edwards and Real counties: early military history, Indian fights, exploits of Texas Rangers, and one chapter relates an eyewitness account of the Nueces Massacre of the Civil War. 365pp w/bib, index, folded 17” x 21” map laid in. HB blue cloth, very good, SIGNED, exceedingly scarce……295.00


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


42) Emmett, Chris SHANGHAI PIERCE: A Fair Likeness 1953, 1st ed, Norman. Drawings by Nick Eggenhofer. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the best biographies of a Texas cattleman.... Emmett gives us Shanghai Pierce with the warts and all…good reading and competent biography.” Pierce was one of Texas’ most colorful cattlemen who built a ranching empire in South Texas and crossed paths with many notables, including John Wesley Hardin, Ike Pryor, Charlie Siringo, Leander H. McNelly, Wild Bill Hickock, Ab blocker, others. 326pp w/maps, photos, appendix, bib., index. HB/DJ, very good copy….75.00 SOLD


43) 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


44) [FISHER COUNTY] EARLY FISHER COUNTY FAMILIES: A Biographical History, 1876-1910 compiled by Delila M. and Josie M. Baird. 1976, #301 of a limited edition, Rotan. 277pp w/photos, county records, 1880 census, historical articles, family biographies. Folio HB beige cloth w/gold lettering, fine condition, scarce……225.00


45) [FISHER COUNTY] THE FIRST 107 YEARS OF FISHER COUNTY HISTORY 1983, 1st edition, Rotan. 304pp w/photos, historical articles about Spanish explorers; buffalo hunters; early land grants; early day ranches, towns and communities; railroads, and more. HB/DJ w/minor edgewear, scarce…..125.00


46) Fisher, O.C. THE TEXAS HERITAGE OF THE FISHERS AND THE CLARKS 1963, 2nd printing, Texian Press. Much on pioneer life in the Texas Hill Country interwoven with the stories of the author’s ancestors: buffalo hunters, Indian fighting, home life during the Civil War, much more. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Has a section on John King Fisher and gives some new information on his early life.” 242pp w/photos, appendix, index.. Folio hardback with pictorial cover in slipcase………65.00


47) Ford, John Salmon RIP FORD’S TEXAS 1963, 1st edition, Austin. Edited and with a biographical essay by Stephen B. Oates. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “...personal memoirs of one of the most colorful Texans of his time.” Ford came to Texas just after San Jacinto and participated in the Republic era, the Indian wars, the Mexican War, the South Texas border wars, the Civil War, and the post-war Reconstruction era. 519pp w/appendices, index. HB/DJ near fine copy…..85.00


48) [FORT BEND COUNTY] WHARTON’S HISTORY OF FORT BEND COUNTY by Clarence R. Wharton. 1964, facsimile reprint by W.M. Morrison, Waco. A comprehensive history of the county from its earliest days as part of Austin’s Old 300 through the end of the 19th Century. Historical articles, biographies of many early settlers, muster roll of Terry’s Rangers; much more. 353pp w/illustrations, endpaper map, appendices, index. HB red cloth, very good……55.00


49) Frederick, J. V. BEN HOLLADAY: The Stagecoach King 1940, 1st edition, The Arthur H. Clarke Co., Glendale, Western Frontiersman Series, No. II. Biography of “an American transportation businessman responsible for creating the Overland Stage to California during the height of the 1849 California Gold Rush.” Hollady, known as the “Stagecoach King” was also hired as a private courier to General Alexander Doniphan of Missouri who refused to carry out orders to kill the Mormons during the 1838 Mormon War in Missouri. Holladay’s transportation empire later included steamships and railroads in Oregon. 334pp w/9 plates including map, appendices, bibliography, index. HB, green cloth, no dust jacket as issued, near fine condition….85.00


50) Gard, Wayne, et al ALONG THE EARLY TRAILS OF THE SOUTHWEST 1969, 1st edition, Austin. Includes six full-color paintings by Melvin Warren, plus a section in the back with more sketches. Stories included: “Melvin Warren, Western Artist” by John H. Jenkins; “The Butterfield Overland Mail Trail” by Dorman H. Winfrey; “The Old San Antonio Road” by Joe B. Frantz; “The Chisholm Trail” by Wayne Gard; “The Santa Fe Trail” by H. Gordon Frost; “The Dodge City Trail” by Dean Krakel; “The Goodnight-Loving Trail” by Donald Bubar. Folio HB/DJ near fine condition….55.00 SOLD


51) [GONZALES COUNTY] LEESVILLE CEMETERY and HISTORICAL NOTES on the LEESVILLE COMMUNITY, Gonzales County, Texas by John Littlefield Jarratt, Sr. 36pp w/photos, and includes an inventory of the cemetery. Wrappers, SIGNED……...35.00 SOLD


52) Graber, H.W. THE LIFE RECORD OF H.W. GRABER: A Terry Texas Ranger 1861-1865, Sixty-Two Years in Texas 1916, 1st edition, np. Howes: G-280: “Small edition printed.” This privately printed memoir is considered one of the rarest and most desirable Confederate regimental histories. The author, serving with Terry’s Texas Rangers, was wounded and captured at Shiloh, imprisoned at Camp Chase, then Fort Delaware. After being paroled, he rejoined his command in time for the middle Tennessee campaign. After the war, he settled in Waxahachie and tells of Reconstruction, and of his business ventures there and in the sur-round-\ing counties. 442pp w/frontispiece [portrait of Graber] HB leather spine and corners over light green cloth boards w/gold lettering, spine has some scuff marks and minor pull damage at top of spine, otherwise a very good and sound copy, rare….850.00 SOLD


53) Graves, John [text by] TEXAS HEARTLAND: A Hill Country Year 1975, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Photos by Jim Bones; designed by William D. Wittliff. A nice collaboration that explores the beauty of Texas’ Hill Country. 121pp w/full-color photos. Folio HB/DJ [dj showing some light edgewear, now in protective cover] SIGNED by Graves, Bones, Wittliff..85.00 SOLD


54) Gray, Millie THE DIARY OF MILLIE GRAY, 1832-1840 1967, 1st publication of the original, Fletcher Young Publishing Co., Houston. Millie’s diary chronicles the Gray’s family life before, during and after the Colonel’s journey to Texas in 1835, and particulars of a family voyage to Texas in 1838. 158pp w/illus, index. HB black cloth w/gold lettering, very good….90.00 SOLD


55) [GRAYSON COUNTY] AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF GRAYSON COUNTY by Graham Landrum. 1960, 1st edition, Fort Worth. The title is somewhat misleading, as this book has more text than illustrations. Contains information on Peters Colony, southern precincts, Sherman, Whitesboro, Collinsville, Denison, Preston Bend, Kentucky Town, Whitemound, Pilot Grove, Howe, Bells, Whiteright, Pottsboro, Tom Bean, Iron Ore, Tioga, and others. And there is an extensive and detailed genealogical index of early Grayson county pioneers. 180pp w/map, illustrations, index. Folio HB tan padded cloth, very good….150.00


56) Graves, John FROM A LIMESTONE LEDGE: Some Essays and Other Ruminations about Country Life in Texas 1980, 1st edition, NY. Illustrations by Glenn Wolff. 228pp w/illus. HB/DJ tiny nick at top of dust jacket spine, else very good..45.00


57) Greene, A.C. THE LAST CAPTIVE 1972, 1st edition, 2nd state, Encino Press, Austin. Greene’s study is a third version of the story that was originally published as INDIANOLOGY in 1899, and again in 1927 by J. Marvin Hunter as NINE YEARS AMONG THE INDIANS. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “One of the most remarkable accounts of life among hostile Texas Indians, this is also one of the few surviving accounts of life in 19th century Texas from the Indian point of view…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 w/photos, bib. HB/DJ, near fine…65.00


58) Groneman, Bill ALAMO DEFENDERS: A Genealogy, The People and Their Words 1990, reprint edition, Eakin Press, Fort Worth. Biographical details of all the men and women who were inside the Alamo during the siege of March, 1836. 198pp w/photos of some of the principals, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available…….19.95


59) Guinn, Jeff WAR ON THE BORDER: Villa, Pershing, The Texas Rangers and an American Invasion 2021-, 1st edition, NY. “This is the dramatic story of how a century ago the United States and Mexico went to war over their border—a conflict that still resonates today.” A riveting and entertaining narrative! 350pp w/maps, bib., index. HB/DJ new [multi-copies available]..28.0


60) Guy, Duane F. [editor] THE STORY OF PALO DURO CANYON 1979, 1st edition, Canyon. A collection of articles by several contributors that cover the region’s geology, archeology, paleontology, natural history, and history from Coronado to Charles Goodnight’s settlement in the Canyon and Ranald Mackenzie’s raid. Also details the acquisition and development of the land for the State Park. 224pp with photos, maps (including two foldouts in rear pocket) and a fold-out full-color panoramic photo tipped in at front endpaper, index. Hardback bound in green leather with gold embossed lettering on front and spine, fine copy…60.00 SOLD


61) Gwynne, S.C. REBEL YELL: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson 2014, 1st edition, NY. “A thrilling account of how Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic American hero.” Gives insight into his tragic personal life and traces his brilliant two-year career in the Civil War. His death caused both the North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American champion. 672pp w/map, illus, biblio, appendix, index. HB/DJ, fine copy….35.00 SOLD


62) Haley. J. Evetts ON HIS NATIVE HEATH…IN HIS NATURAL ELEMENT: A Collection of the Essays of J. Evetts Haley From 1927 to 1989 1992, 1st edition, Midland. 287pp. HB red cloth, SIGNED…….65.00


63) Haley, J. Evetts, Jr. [editor] COWBOYS WHO RODE PROUDLY: Carrying Cattle…and the Methods of Handling Them edited by Evetts Haley, Jr. 1992, 1st edition, Midland. Has 28 biographical essays about life on the range after the closing of the South-western frontier. Some folks featured include Clay McGonagill; the Cowboy Keltons; Bill Scarborough; John Selman; Young Bell, Tom Blasingame; and many other characters of the West. Fifteen contributors, including Elmer Kelton; Jane Pattie; Lawrence Clayton; Paul Patterson and others. Illustrated by 11 artists, including Joe Beeler; Tom Ryan; Wayne Baize, and others.) 287pp w/index. Folio HB/DJ……59.95


64) Hamner, Laura V. THE NO-GUN MAN OF TEXAS 1935, true 1st edition [before the school edition], Amarillo. This was the first biography of Charles Goodnight. 256pp w/appendix, glossary. HB, green cloth, very good copy with minor edgewear..75.00


65) Havins, T.R. & James M. Day [editors] TWENTY-FIVE YEARS on the OUTSIDE ROW of the NORTHWEST TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Autobiography of Rev. Peter W. Gravis 1966 facsimile reprint of the 1892 original, with added introduction and notes by Havins and Day, Cross Timbers Press, Brownwood. Gravis became a circuit riding preacher after the Civil War. He describes his service in the War, and gives accounts of his participation in the battles of Milliken’s Bend and Mansfield. He tells of Indian raids in Palo Pinto and Stephen Counties. Most of his time in Texas was spent in the Brown County area. 145pp w/notes, index. HB green cloth, SIGNED….45.00 SOLD


66) Hayes, Jess G. APACHE VENGEANCE: The True Story of the Apache Kid 1954, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Illustrations by Horace T. Pierce. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “One of the best and most thorough books written about Apache Kid, the notorious Indian outlaw.” 185pp w/illustrations, notes, appendices. HB/DJ, scarce……45.00 SOLD


67) Hendley, Nate BONNIE AND CLYDE: A Biography 2007, 1st edition, Greenwood Press, Westport. Part of Greenwood Biographies. 128pp w/bibliography, index. HB pictorial boards, fine copy…..35.00 SOLD


68) [HIDALGO COUNTY] EL SAL DEL REY by Walace Hawkins. 1947, 1st edition, Austin. Illustrations and maps by Jose Cisneros; designed and printed by Carl Hertzog. Lowman, Printer at the Pass: “This book recounts the historical development of Spanish and Texan mineral law and the role played by this famed salt lake” in Hidalgo County. 68pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket has faded)…..85.00


69) 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


70) [HOWARD COUNTY] HOWARD COUNTY...In The Making by John R. Hutto. 1938, 1st edition, np. Adams, HERD: “...privately printed little county history with chapters on some early Texas ranches and ranchmen.” 75pp. Wrappers……38.00


71) Hunter, J. Marvin THE STORY OF LOTTIE DENO: Her Life and Times 1959, 1st ed, Bandera. Intriguing story of a gambling lady who left the gambling dens of San Antonio to ply her trade in the rough and tumble frontier town of Old Fort Griffin. There she crossed paths with the likes of Doc Holliday and Big Nose Kate, among others. Hunter tracked her down and found she spent her later days in obscurity in Deming, New Mexico. 199pp w/photos. HB/DJ fine copy….45.00


Important books on the Texas Rangers! Volume 3 Just Released! See below

72) Ivey, Darren L. THE RANGER IDEAL: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, 1823-1861 Volume 1 2017, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. Capsule biographies of the seven inductees who served Texas before the Civil War. He begins with Stephen F. Austin, “the Father of Texas,” then covers John C. Hays, Ben McCulloch, Samuel H. Walker, William A. A. “Bigfoot” Wallace, John S. Ford, and Lawrence Sul Ross. 672pp w/illus, endnotes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]………39.95


73) Ivey, Darren L. THE RANGER IDEAL: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, 1898-1987 Volume 2 2018, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. Here are the stories of twelve more Texas Ranger Hall of Fame inductees: John B. Jones, Leander H. McNelly, John B. Armstrong, James B. Gillett, Jesse Lee Hall, George W. Baylor, Bryan Marsh, and Ira Aten, James A. Brooks, William J. McDonald, John R. Hughes, and John H. Rogers. 798pp w/endnotes, bib, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……….44.95


74) Ivey, Darren L. THE RANGER IDEAL: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, 1898-1987 Volume 3 2021, 1st edition, INT Press, Denton. Twelve more Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame are profiled here: William L. Wright; Frank A. Hamer; Thomas R. Hickman; Charles E. Miller; Manuel T. Gonzaullas; Marvin Burton; Robert A. Crowder; John J. Klevenhagen; Clinton T. Peoples; James E. Riddles; Bobby Paul Doherty; Stanley Keith Guffey. 845pp w/ill, endnotes, bib. HB/DJ new[multi-copies]…..55.00



75) [JAMES, WILL] THE WILL JAMES BOOKS: A Descriptive Bibliography for Enthusiasts and Collectors by Don Frazier. 1998, 1st edition, Long Valley. Describes issue points for all of James’ books with illustrations. A must for Will James collectors. 180pp w/illustrations, appendices. HB/DJ a fine copy….40.00


76) Jones, Tom TOM JONES’ HOOD’S TEXAS BRIGADE SKETCHBOOK 1988, 1st Special General John Bell Hood Edition, limited to 25 copies, Hillsboro. Introduction by Harold B. Simpson; drawings by the author. Sketches of all ranks of Texans who served in Hood’s Brigade have been faithfully reproduced—privates, non-commissioned officers and officers, their uniforms and their flags. “These men suffered all, sacrificed all, endured all, and died.” Section A: Photographic Interpretations; Sec. B: Uniforms & Accoutrements; Sec. C: Battle Standards; Sec. D: Military Statuettes. Approximately 92 unnumbered pages. Folio HB bound in red leather w/gold lettering and decorations. SIGNED by Jones and Simpson, fine copy….375.00


77) Kelton, Elmer PERMIAN: A Continuing Saga 1985, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, Midland. Kelton traces the rich history of the vast Permian Basin region and describes the action taking place in each of fourteen full-color illustrations by artist, Tom Lovell. [The paintings are: “Salt Bearers at Lake Juan Cordona,” “Trading at the Pecos Pueblo,” “Cabeza de Vaca,” “Coronado’s Expedition,” “Governor’s Palace, Santa Fe,” Horsehead Crossing of the Pecos River,” “Camels in Texas,” “Captain Pope’s Well,” “Comanche Moon,” “Fast Mail to Carlsbad,” “Free Lunch on the Slaughter Ranch,” “Plane Table Party Northeast of McCamey,” “A Bride’s Home at a Wildcat Well,” “A Trade at Midnight.”] Includes a history of the Petroleum Museum in Midland, and biographical sketches of the members of the “Petroleum Hall of Fame.” 127pp Oblong folio HB, black cloth in black slipcase w/gold embossed lettering, inside hinge beginning to split, otherwise a very good copy, SIGNED by Kelton and Lovell….225.00


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


79) Kelton, Elmer HONOR AT DAYBREAK 1991, 1st edition, NY. Novel. “....masterful tale of the wildcat West Texas oil boom of the 1920s.” HB/DJ, near fine…….40.00


80) Kelton, Elmer THE DAY THE COWBOYS QUIT 1971, 1st edition, NY. Kelton’s classic novel based on the Panhandle cowboy strike of 1883. Spur Award for Best Western Novel. HB/DJ DJ book is fine, unclipped dust jacket showing light wear…150.00 SOLD


Collectible first editions of my personal favorite Kelton books

81) Kelton, Elmer THE MAN WHO RODE MIDNIGHT 1987, 1st ed, NY. Novel. 1987 Western Heritage Award. HB/DJ minor

wear along edges of dust jacket, else fine…125.00


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

Western Heritage Award. 373pp. HB/DJ a very good copy with minor wear at top and bottom of dust jacket spine.

Inscribed /SIGNED …….225.00


83) Kelton, Elmer THE WOLF AND THE BUFFALO 1980, 1st edition, 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……85.00


84) [KENDALL COUNTY] CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS OF KENDALL COUNTY, TEXAS: A Biographical Dictionary by Frank Wilson Kiel. 2013, 1st edition, Comfort. Biographical sketches of the county’s Civil War participants, including both Confederate and Union, with information on the “Nueces Affair” and its survivors. 205pp w/tables, biblio.. Folio HB, black leather w/embossed lettering, a fine copy, SIGNED….60.00 SOLD

85b) Another copy-Civil War Soldiers of Kendall County…--also 1st edition, Folio HB black leather, not signed…50.00


86 ) King, Dick GHOST TOWNS OF TEXAS 1953. 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Brief histories of many of Texas’ obscure towns of the past. 140pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good………45.00


87) King, Irene Marshall COMANCHES ON THE PEACE PATH 1970, 1st edition, Waco. A fictionalized portrayal of the Comanches: includes the Council House fight; Meusebach’s Treaty; the Easter fires; Enchanted Rock, and more. 47pp w/frontispiece. HB/DJ fine condition, inscribed/SIGNED……35.00


88) [KING RANCH] THE KING RANCH: Mota Bonita no date, published by Dresser Industries, Inc., as a guide to their 40,000 acre hunting lease on the Encino Division of the King Ranch. Includes a brief history of the ranch, plus descriptions and pertinent data of the game and other wildlife on the range. 44pp w/photos. HB padded brown leather w/”Running W” on cover….40.00 SOLD


89) Kupper, Winifred [editor] TEXAS SHEEPMAN: The Reminiscences of Robert Maudslay 1951, 1st edition, Austin. Ranching experiences of a young Englishman who came to West Texas in 1880. 138pp w/illus, notes, index. HB/DJ very good copy in unclipped dust jacket, this copy SIGNED by the author with an inscription to author/historian Llerena Friend….55.00 SOLD


90) Lauderdale, R.J. & John M. Doak LIFE ON THE RANGE AND ON THE TRAIL 1936, 1st edition, San Antonio. Relates the experiences of two early-day South Texas cattlemen: Doak tells of life on the range, while Lauderdale tells of trail-driving—he personally took nine herds up the trail. 227pp w/glossary; photos; several illustrated pages of South Texas cattle brands. HB/DJ dust jacket has several chips along lower edge, now in protective cover, overall very good…………………185.00 SOLD


91) Maverick, Mary A. MEMOIRS OF MARY A. MAVERICK: San Antonio’s First American Woman 1921, 1st edition, 1st issue with printer’s errors (see Jenkins, BTB #140), San Antonio. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “One of the most interesting and important narratives of life in Texas in the 1830’s and 1840’s.” Author’s husband was Samuel A. Maverick, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and an important historical figure in early Texas from 1835 to 1861. Her engrossing and colorful memoirs reflect life in Texas during that period, plus she gives a reliable eyewitness account of the Council House Fight, accounts of other Indian fights in which her husband and Ranger Jack Hays took part; and a personal glimpse of social life of both Anglos and Mexicans who remained in Texas after San Jacinto. There is also an appendix which tells of the origin of the term “maverick”; some letters relating to the Alamo buildings, and much more. Plus there are some interesting old photos. An important publication. 136pp w/illustrations. Stiff softcover, very good, sound copy, tightly bound, very scarce….135.00 SOLD


92) McCauley, J.E. A STOVE-UP COWBOY’S STORY 1965, facsimile reprint of the original, SMU Press, Dallas. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Introduction by John A. Lomax. Drawings by Tom Lea. Reese, SIX SCORE: “One of the most forceful and expressive autobiographies of the range country. .Dobie liked its ‘uncommon saltiness of speech.’” 73pp w/ill. HB/DJ fine condition…35.00 SOLD


93) McDowell, Catherine W. [editor] NOW YOU HEAR MY HORN: The Journal of James Wilson Nichols, 1820-1887 1967, 1st trade edition, Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog; map by Jose Cisneros. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This…is one of the most delightful American pioneer narratives ever written. Frontiersman Nichols gives us an unvarnished account of life in frontier Texas, with no holds barred. His narrative is humorous, bold, gruesome, opinionated, revealing.” Nichols served with McCulloch in the Mexican War, as a Ranger under Jack Hays and fought in many Indian battles. HB/DJ fine, this copy SIGNED by Hertzog..70.00 SOLD

93b) another Copy—Now You Hear My Horn—also 1st edition, HB/DJ near fine, not signed….65.00


94) Murrah, David J. THE RISE and FALL of the LAZY S RANCH 2021, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. A history of the Texas Panhandle ranch that was founded in 1898 by C.C. Slaughter. The ranch grew to encompass over 250,000 acres of the western High Plains in Cochran and Hockley counties. 152pp w/maps, ill., notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies]………...27.95


95) 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


96) O’Connor, Louise S. CRYIN’ FOR DAYLIGHT: A Ranching Culture In The Texas Coastal Bend 1989, 1st edition, Austin. Author interviewed and photographed scores of individuals—ranchers, cowhands, women, camp cooks, and town folk—who have lived and worked on ranches in the Texas Coastal Bend region in South Texas and reflect on their distinctive way of life. Includes histories of 22 Coastal Bend ranches written by members of families who still operate them. The author presents a stunning visual record of South Texas ranch life through many vintage photos. 298pp w/photos, map, glossary. Folio HB/DJ, near fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED…..95.00


97) [PALO PINTO COUNTY] HISTORY of PALO PINTO COUNTY (Word of Mouth Family History) 1978, 1st edition, Dallas. 304pp w/photos, historical articles, biographical sketches of many early pioneer families, family histories, and more. Folio HB blue leather w/decorated cover, tiny “pull” chip at bottom of spine, otherwise a very good copy, very scarce.......135.00 SOLD


98) [PARKER COUNTY] HISTORY OF PARKER COUNTY and THE DOUBLE LOG CABIN by G.A. Holland (assisted by Violet M. Roberts). 1937, 1st edition, Weatherford. Subtitle reads: "Being a Brief Symposium of the Early History of Parker County, Together with Short Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers and Their Trials." 206pp with historical articles, photos, early family biographies, much more. HB blue cloth, minor wear at spine, overall a very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED…200.00


99) Parsons, Chuck & Donaly E. Brice TEXAS RANGER N.O. REYNOLDS: The Intrepid 2005, true 1st edition, Talei Pub., Honolulu. Foreword by Leon C. Metz; Afterword by Stephen Reynolds Davis. An extensive biography of Reynolds, a former Union soldier who came to Texas and became a Texas Ranger and eventually commander of Company E of the Frontier Battalion. During his career he crossed paths with gunmen Scott Cooley, John Ringo and the Dublin Brothers; he captured the Horrell brothers; he escorted John Wesley Hardin back and forth from jail to court; and he barely missed the Sam Bass capture. Rangers John B. Jones and James B. Gillett both served under him, and this book contains information on James B. Gillett not found in his biography. An important contribution to Texas Ranger history. 439pp w/photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB black padded leather w/gold lettering and portrait pasted on front, fine copy, SIGNED by both authors….120.00 SOLD


100) 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


101) Rhodes, Eugene Manlove THE LITTLE WORLD WADDIES 1946, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, designed and printed at “The Pass on the Rio Bravo” by Carl Hertzog. Edited by W. H. Hutchinson. This collection of Rhodes’ writing is illustrated by H.D. Bugbee, and has a lengthy introduction, “My Salute to Gene Rhodes” by J. Frank Dobie. Includes selected short stories and poetry never before published in book form. Also a bibliography of Rhodes writings. The endpaper illustration is “The Rhodes Map of the Rhodes Country” (New Mexico and Arizona). HB/DJ very good copy with very light edgewear to dust jacket, scarce...225.00


102) RHODES, EUGENE MANLOVE: 5 NOVELS published by University of Oklahoma Press, Western Frontier Library Series. Each volume has an introduction by Rhodes’ biographer, W. H. Hutchinson. Classic western fiction!

102 a) COPPER STREAK TRAIL 1970, 1st printing of the new edition. 318pp. HB/DJ….25.00

102 b) THE TRUSTY KNAVES 1971, 1st printing of the new edition, Norman. 189pp. HB/DJ….25.00

103 c) THE PROUD SHERIFF 1968, 1st printing of the new edition, Norman. 182pp. HB/DJ……25.00

104 d) BRANSFORD IN ARCADIA 1975, 1st printing of the new edition, Norman. 237pp. HB/DJ…25.00

104 e) STEPSONS OF LIGHT 1969, 1st printing of the new edition, Norman. 317pp. HB/DJ….25.00


105) Richardson, Rupert Norval THE COMANCHE BARRIER TO SOUTH PLAINS SETTLEMENT: A Century and a Half of Savage Resistance to the Advancing White Frontier 1933, 1st edition, Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale. “Scholarly and readable account of the Comanche Indians; considered the most comprehensive of any study yet done. Excellent bibliography furnishes information and sources for all students of the Southwest frontier before 1880.” 424pp w/photos, maps, bibliography, index. Hardback, blue cloth, near fine condition with most pages still uncut…..325.00


106) Roemer, Dr. Ferdinand [translated from the German by Oswald Mueller] TEXAS with Particular Reference to German Immigration and the Physical Appearance of the Country [DJ cover title is “Roemer’s Texas.”]1967, 1st printing of the English translation, San Antonio. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: -"One of the first scientific investigations of Texas made by someone qualified to do so….The best account available of the Texas frontier at that time.” An invaluable source for the social and natural history of Texas during the Republic years. Roemer explored most of the settled areas except deep East Texas, going as far north as Dallas, and as far west as the San Saba Mission ruins near present-day Menard. He also accompanied Baron von Meusebach and Robert S. Neighbors on their expedition to make the famous treaty with the Comanche Indians and gives a splendid account of this interesting event in the history of Texas Indian relations. A foldout map is tipped inside rear cover. 301pp. HB/DJ…85.00 SOLD


107 [RUSSELL, CHARLES M.] CHARLES M. RUSSELL: Sculptor by Rick Stewart. 1994, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth. Foreword by Jan Keene Muhlert. This comprehensive study of Russell's work as a sculptor illustrates Russell's bronzes and many of his painted wax and plaster models. A ‘must have’ volume for connoisseurs and collectors of Russell’s work and for those who love western art. 400pp w/many illustrations, appendices, index. This beautiful volume is a large folio bound in forest green leather in a tan cloth slipcase, numbered and SIGNED by the author, fine condition…….175.00 SOLD


108) Searcy, H.B., M.D. MY FIRST CASE 1947, 1st printing, Tuscaloosa. Illustrations by the author. Dr. Searcy relates his first case in 1907 when he was called to a Southern Plantation to assist in the amputation of a Negro’s foot. 12pp w/illus. SIGNED with an inscription to folklorist J. Frank Dobie. Wrappers, blue cover with pen and ink drawing….30.00 SOLD


109) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY] SHACKELFORD COUNTY SKETCHES by Don Biggers. 1974, reprint of the exceedingly scarce 1908 edition, Albany. Edited and annotated by Joan Farmer; introduction by Shirley & Clifton Caldwell. The author describes old landmarks, and tells of some history-making events that occurred during the county’s frontier days. Forts Davis and Hubbard; the Tonkawa Indians; The Millet Ranch affair; Old Fort Griffin; the Brock case; Ledbetter Salt Works; Old Stone Ranch; and more. 114pp w/index. HB w/decorated cover, nice copy….60.00 SOLD


110) Sides, Joseph C. FORT BROWN HISTORICAL: History of Fort Brown, Texas, Border Post on the Rio Grande. 1942, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Fort Brown came about because of the problems existing between the U.S. and Mexico, and the prelude to the War With Mexico. Some very historical events occurred in the vicinity of this frontier military post, including the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, and the last battle of the Civil War. 160pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good copy, quite scarce…….125.00 SOLD


111) Sitton, Thad THE TEXAS SHERIFF: Lord of the County Line 2000, 1st edition, Norman. An expanded version of the author’s earlier book, with an interesting look at Texas law enforcement in the decades before 1960. 253pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..29.00


112) Sykes, Godfrey A WESTERLY TREND...Being a Veracious Chronicle of More than Sixty Years of Joyous Wanderings, Mainly in Search of Space and Sunshine 1944, 1st edition, Arizona Pioneers Historical Society, Tucson. An Englishman’s anecdotal memoir of his travels in the West. 325pp w/illus. HB/DJ fine copy…..35.00


113) Tarpley, Fred PLACE NAMES OF NORTHEAST TEXAS 1969, 1st edition, Commerce. The fascinating stories of place names and where they came from, listed alphabetically. 245pp w/photos, index. Trade paperback, SIGNED…..25.00


114) [TEXAS CENTENNIAL] MONUMENTS ERECTED by the STATE OF TEXAS to COMMEMORATE the CENTENARY OF TEXAS INDEPENDENCE compiled by Harold Schoen, et al. 1939, 1st edition, Austin. Published by the Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations. Photographs and descriptions of hundreds of exposition buildings, memorial museums, community centers, statues, monuments, historical markers, grave markers, and highway markers. Includes muster rolls of any military operations that were memorialized. Folio HB, dark blue leather w/raised state seal and title in gold, near fine copy with minor scuffing along edge of spine, exceedingly scarce. Rare Texana…..325.00


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


116) Thompson, Jerry & John P. Wilson [editors] THE CIVIL WAR IN WEST TEXAS & NEW MEXICO: The Lost Letterbook of Brigadier General Henry Hopkins Sibley 2001, 2nd printing, El Paso. Provides new and exciting details of Sibley’s ill-fated expedition to conquer the Southwest for the Confederacy. 193pp w/illus., index. Wrappers, as new…….18.00


117) Thompson, Jerry D. DESERT TIGER: Captain Paddy Graydon and the Civil War in the Far Southwest 1992, 1st printing, UTEP, El Paso. “No soldier did more to help drive the Rebels out of New Mexico Territory than Captain Graydon.” Includes accounts of Graydon’s killing of Mescalero Chief Manuelito, and his defense of law and order in the Gadsden Strip. 86pp w/maps, notes. Trade paperback, as new…..16.00


118) [TRAVIS COUNTY] BARTON SPRINGS ETERNAL: The Soul of a City edited by Turk Pipkin & Marshall Frech. 1993, 1st edition, Softshoe Publishing, Austin. A collaboration by numerous writers, photographers, politicians, and business people who have a desire to see the magical waters of Barton Springs preserved and protected. 136pp w/many photos. Oblong folio HB/DJ, near fine…..55.00 SOLD


119) [WARD COUNTY] THE HOLMAN HOTEL: Its Owners and Early Monahans by J. Conrad Dunagan. This history of the Holman Hotel (or The Homan House) that served the traveling public the first third of the 20th century gives insight into small town life in West Texas in the years before oil production. 63pp w/photos, endnotes. Folio wrappers, fine copy….35.00


120) Wittliff, Bill [editor/photographer] A BOOK ON THE MAKING OF LONESOME DOVE 2012, 1st edition, Austin. Interviews by John Spong; color plates by Jeff Wilson; photographs by Bill Wittliff. A companion book to Wittliff’s earlier A Book of Photographs From Lonesome Dove: “A fascinating behind-the-scenes journey into the creation of the book, the miniseries, and

the world of Lonesome Dove.” 168pp. Folio HB/DJ, as new, SIGNED by Wittliff, Spong and Wilson……….150.00


121) [WITTLIFF, WILLIAM D.] WILLIAM D. WITTLIFF AND THE ENCINO PRESS: A Bibliography compiled by Gould Whaley, Jr. 1989, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Still Point Press, Dallas. Introduction by John Graves. A study and bibliography of the works of Wittliff published by Encino Press of Austin, Texas. 143pp w/illus, index. HB fine….55.00 SOLD


122) Worcester, Don [editor] PIONEER TRAILS WEST 1985, 1st edition, Western Writers of America, Caldwell. 19 members of WWA contributed stories of pioneer Americans seeking land and opportunity beyond the frontier to forge new lives in the American West. 292pp w/illus, maps, index. Folio HB/DJ, as new……..24.95 SOLD


123) Wright, Bill & E. John Gesick, Jr. THE TEXAS KICKAPOO: Keepers of Tradition 1996, 1st edition, Austin. Photographic study of the Kickapoo tribe, with historical essay that tells the story of the tribe’s migration from the woodlands of the Northeast to the deserts of Texas and Coahuila. One of many stories passed down in the oral tradition tells of Mackenzie’s raid into a Kickapoo hunting camp near Remolino, Mexico in 1873–a story never before in print. 197pp w/ notes. Oblong folio HB/DJ, nice…55.00 SOLD


124) Yeats, E. L. & Hooper Shelton [editors] THE 18 RANCH: Colorado Cattle Co., 1881-1973 nd, [circa 1973], 1st edition, Feather Press. Part One gives a history of the West Texas ranch that is mostly in Fisher County, but laps over into Scurry and Nolan counties. Part Two, “A Lifetime in West Texas,” is an interesting personal memoir by Sidney Bryan about his early life on the ranch. 112pp w/map, photos. HB w/decorated cover, scarce…..95.00


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