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CATALOG #320, October, 2021


1) Adams, C.W. (Dub) AMERICAN CATTLE BREEDERS HALL OF FAME: Texas Edition, Volume I 1978, 1st edition, San Angelo. Biographical sketches of “some of the men who contributed the most, and produced some of America’s finest in each cattle breed.” Includes a brief history of each breed of cattle. 456pp w/photos, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover [volume II was never published]………45.00


2) Adams, Ramon THE OLD-TIME COWHAND 1961, 1st trade edition, NY. Illustrated by Nick Eggenhofer. A collection of the author’s entertaining yarns that depict the real-life activities of the old-time cowboys. 354pp w/ill. HB/DJ, near fine with two light scuff marks at top of dust jacket……..60.00


3) Amberson, Mary Margaret McAllen, et al I WOULD RATHER SLEEP IN TEXAS: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley & the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant 2003, 4th printing, Austin. A thoroughly researched work that skillfully reveals two hundred years of South Texas’ borderland history as it relates to the families of the Santa Anita Land Grant. Includes stories of Spanish conquistadores, Mexican revolutionaries, cowboys and ranchers, Texas Rangers, Civil War generals, much more. 655pp w/photos, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy…35.00


4) [ANONYMOUS] A VISIT TO TEXAS: Being the Journal of a Traveller Through Those Parts Most Interesting to American Settlers, with Descriptions of the Scenery, etc. etc. 1952, facsimile reprint of the 1834 edition, Steck Co., Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This anonymous work is one of the most important accounts of Texas during a critical period in its history...it has fine descriptions of natural scenery, prairies, some natural history, and an account of political conditions.” The author, on an inspection tour of lands he had purchased, made a leisurely trip in 1831 from Brazoria to Harrisburg, Anahuac, Galveston Island, and San Felipe. There are several theories as to who the author really was, but nothing has ever been proven. 264pp w/four plates, foldout color map, plus meteorological journal. Hardback in slipcase……35.00


5) [ARCHEOLOGY] ANCIENT TEXANS: Rock Art and Lifeways Along the Lower Pecos by Harry J. Shafer; photographs by Jim Zintgraff. 1986, 1st edition, San Antonio. Zintgraff’s color and black-and-white photographs accompany the author’s fascinating interpretation of the many faded Indian rock art images found in desolate canyons where the Pecos and Devil’s Rivers empty into the Rio Grande. Includes descriptions and studies of many artifacts found in the region. 247pp w/illus, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, SIGNED by Zintgraff…..70.00


6) [ARCHITECTURE] GALVESTON: An Architecture Guidebook 1996, reprint edition, Galveston Historical Association. A guide to the Island City’s architecture where you’ll find the largest and most historically significant collection of 19th-century buildings of any Texas City. 275pp w/maps, illustrations, index. Trade paperback, new….24.95


7) Austin, Stephen F. ESTABLISHING AUSTIN’S COLONY 1970, 1st printing thus, Austin. Originally published in San Felipe de Austin in 1832, this was the first book published in Texas. It is Austin’s own account of the first Anglo-American settlement in Mexican Texas. HB/DJ – dust jacket has minor wear, in protective cover….70.00


8) Bartlett, Bruce THE SPURS OF JAMES J. WHEAT: Pioneer Collector 2008, 1st edition, Lubbock. Photography by Brandi Price. Provides interesting insight into the world of spur collecting through a study of one man’s collection. 89pp w/photos, references, photo index. Oblong folio, HB/DJ………35.00


9) Beazley, William O. HORSES I HAVE KNOWN 1985, 1st ed, Abilene. Beazley was coordinator of the Six White Horses and their coed riders at Hardin Simmons University. Here, he relates some experiences in that capacity. 263pp w/photos. HB/DJ..22.50


10) 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 and jockey George Woolf 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, 22 black-and-white 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……..850.00


11) Benedict, Carl Peters A TENDERFOOT KID ON GYP WATER 1943, 1st limited edition: “550 copies of this book have been printed and the type melted,” Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog. William Reese, in SIX-SCORE: “A vividly written story of range life in West Texas in the 1890s. Benedict recounted incidents of cow punching as they occurred and editor Dobie changed as little as possible. The result is one of the best books ever written on the Texas range.” 115pp w/illustrations. HB fine copy still in original publisher’s onion skin jacket, exceedingly scarce…..225.00


12) [BEXAR COUNTY] HISTORY OF THE ORDER OF THE ALAMO: Volume Three circa 1959, 1st edition, np. The order of the Alamo was founded in 1909 as an enlarged observance of the Battle of San Jacinto This volume details the individual corona-tions and activities of the Order from 1940 through the brilliant 1959 Court of Courts. many photo illustrate a year-by-year account of the Order showing the Coronations, Royal Household, Noble Visitors, etc., and the elaborate robes and ceremony on display. Approximately 350 unnumbered pages w/photos, index. Folio HB blue cloth with embossed lettering and decorations……..165.00


A “must have” for Big Bend and Lawmen collectors!

13) [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


14) [BIG BEND] QUICKSILVER: Terlingua and the Chisos Mining Company by Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale. 1976, 1st edition, College Station. A good history of Howard Perry’s mining empire in the Big Bend. 327pp w/photos, map, bibl, index. HB/DJ, slightly edgeworn……....60.00


15) 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 engaging 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



16) Booth, Martin B.—THE LIFE OF BELTON KLEBERG JOHNSON 2001, 1st limited Private Edition of 1000 copies, no place. This massive volume is a biography of Johnson, a descendant of the founders of the King Ranch, and reared on the King Ranch by his aunt and Uncle, Robert and Helen Kleberg, Jr. When he was passed over to head the 825,000 acre King Ranch in 1959, he bought the Chaparrosa Ranch, about 100 miles southwest of San Antonio, in an effort to prove he was a capable cattleman. He sold his interest in the King Ranch in 1971. Includes a good history of the King Ranch, and of the Chaparrosa, which thrived with several productive oil wells, and plenty of water for raising cattle. The annual sales of his breed of Santa Gertrudis attracted many prominent buyers from around the world. 393pp w/photos; frontispiece portrait of Johnson by Tom Lea. Oblong folio bound in green leather w/silver lettering, in a green slipcase, fine copy, exceedingly scarce………450.00


17) Bovey, Rodney MESQUITE: History, Growth, Uses and Management 2016, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. A useful, interesting and comprehensive study and history of the tree that is cursed by every rancher I know. 261pp w/illus, appendix, references, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, new …….45.00


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


19) [BREWSTER COUNTY Mirages, Mysteries and Reality—BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS: The Big Bend of the Rio Grande by Clifford B Casey. 1974, 2nd printing, Hereford. Illustrations by Ron Reynolds. A good history of the county which includes many well-rounded and interesting historical essays, plus biographical sketches of many early county residents. 485pp w/photos; maps; appendices—which include a list of county officials and of registered county brands; index. Folio HB w/green pictorial cover, inscribed/SIGNED….125.00


20) Brown, Dee & Martin F. Schmitt TRAIL DRIVING DAYS 1952, reprint edition by Bonanza Books, NY. Tells of the golden days of the cattle drives with hundreds of period photos. A lot on various ranches, cattlemen, outlaws and lawmen, and other characters of the old west. 264pp w/bibliography. Folio HB/DJ, very good copy………….35.00


21) Brown, John Henry INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS [1896] 1st edition, L.E. Daniel, Publisher, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is Brown’s most important book and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early pioneers. The information was gathered over his entire fifty years in Texas, and the text was compiled shortly before his death. Although he felt his History of Texas was his major contribution, that work pales beside Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas for interest, information, and reliability.” Much on early history of Texas, with many details of Comanche depredations, and extensive biographical sketches of Texas pioneers. 762pp w/illustrations, index. Folio HB, this volume professionally rebound in brown leather with gold lettering, and the leather title has been lifted from the original volume and pasted on front cover, overall a handsome, very good copy of this Texas classic……650.00


22) Burton, Jeff DYNAMITE AND SIX-SHOOTER 1970, 1st edition, Palomino Press, Santa Fe. The life and times of Black Jack Ketchum and other members of his gang. Burton spent most of his adult life researching the Ketchums, and is considered the foremost authority on the subject. 221pp w/photos, notes, bibliography. HB brown cloth, very good….165.00


23) Burton, Jeffrey THE DEADLIEST OUTLAWS; The Ketchum Gang and the Wild Bunch 2009, 2nd edition, Denton. The newest and most complete history of Tom “Black Jack” Ketchum, his brother, Sam, and other members of the Ketchum Gang that robbed, killed and generally terrorized West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona in the last decade of the 19th century. The material in this book comes from material diligently collected by the author over a period of forty years from mainly unpublished sources, comprising family records, trial transcripts and other court records, personal reminiscences, official correspondence and reports, census returns, and contemporary newspapers. 504pp w/photos, maps, endnotes, bib, index. HB/DJ, as new……75.00

[NOTE: The original first edition was published privately by the author in an edition of 100 copies—it is rarely listedand this second edition has been long out-of-print in hardback.]


24) Chalfant, William Y. WITHOUT QUARTER: The Wichita Expedition and the Fight on Crooked Creek 1991, 1st edition, Norman. The story of the first major U.S. military expedition against the Comanches in 1858. 170pp w/maps, photos, sketches, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED……45.00


25) Chaput, Don & David D. De Haas THE EARPS INVADE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Bootlegging Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and the Old Soldier’s Home 2020, 1st edition, Denton. Explores a little known enterprise that Wyatt and Virgil Earp, and other Earp kin, engaged in during the years after they all left Tombstone. 239pp w/maps, illus, apps, index. HB/DJ, new…..24.95


26) Clarke, Mary Whatley THE SLAUGHTER RANCHES & THEIR MAKERS 1979, 1st edition, Austin. A good history of the Slaughter ranching empire which was important in the development of ranching in Texas and the Southwest. Clarke traces the Slaughter clan through the Texas Revolution, through the Cherokee Indian War and later the Civil War, and then tells of cattle drives up the Chisholm Trail with Indian attacks, stampedes. 254pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……295.00


27) Clarke, Mary Whatley A CENTURY OF COW BUSINESS: The First 100 Years of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association 1976, 1st edition, Ft. Worth. “Faithfully details the happenings, some comical, some tragic, that went into forming the character of the Association during its first one hundred years.” 287pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ edgewear..70.00


28) Clarke, Mary Whatley DAVID G. BURNET: First President of Texas 1969, 1st edition, The Pemberton Press, Austin. Biography of the first President of the Republic of Texas, who later became a U.S. Senator. 303pp w/illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ (front of dust jacket has some scuffing, in protective cover)…..75.00


29) Clarke, Mary Whatley THOMAS J. RUSK: Soldier, Statesman, Jurist 1971, 1st edition, Austin. An excellent biography of this signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and a leader of the Republic of Texas. 274pp w/ill, notes, index. HB/DJ..75.00


30) Clayton, Lawrence CONTEMPORARY RANCHES OF TEXAS 2001, 1st edition, Austin. Black- and-white photography by Wyman Meinzer. Through Clayton’s words and Meinzer’s photographs, you will visit sixteen working Texas ranches: Alta Vista, Canales, Catarina, O’Connor, and Ray in South Texas; R. A. Brown, Chimney Creek, Goodnight, J A, Moorhouse, Nail, and Renderbrook Spade in the Panhandle and Northwest Texas; and Henderson Cove, Hudspeth River, Long X, and Hoskins 101 in the Trans-Pecos. Many of these ranches trace their beginnings to the open range days. 166pp w/photos, bib. Folio HB/DJ…70.00


31) Connelley, William E. DONIPHAN’S EXPEDITION and the CONQUEST of NEW MEXICO and CALIFORNIA 1907, 1st edition, Topeka. This account of an important campaign of the War with Mexico also includes Col. John T. Hughes’ book that was first published in 1847, plus other firsthand accounts, official company rosters, biographies of Doniphan and others, and much more. 670pp w/2 foldout maps, illustrations, index. HB tan cloth w/pictorial cover, scuff-like markings at spine and lower front cover, otherwise a very good copy….85.00


32) Cook, John R. THE BORDER AND THE BUFFALO: An Untold Story of the Southwest Plains 1907, 1st edition, Topeka. The author took part in the extermination of the buffalo that took place on the Texas Plains between 1874 and 1884. He gives excellent descriptions of camp routines, the preparations for hunts, and marketing of hides. He includes exciting accounts of Indian fights and scouts with the U.S. Army. Of particular interest is his detailed account of his group’s encounter with the Negro troops from Fort Concho, under command of Captain Nicholas Nolan, and how they all subsequently became lost and without water for several days. Some of his remarks are in contradiction to what Nolan later reported to the Secretary of War. 351pp w/illus. HB tan cloth w/decorations, fine copy, and scarce……185.00


33) [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


34) [DALLAS COUNTY] DALLAS COUNTY: A Record of its Pioneers and Progress by John H. Cochran. 1928, 1st edition, Dallas. “Being a supplement to John Henry Brown’s History of Dallas County (1887) with correction of some errors contained therein, and much additional information about early settlers and their families.” Early history of the county. Includes 1881 list of citizens, and muster rolls of the Civil War Cavalry units from Dallas with the names of their members. 296pp. HB/DJ (bound in red cloth w/gold stamped lettering, fine copy, scarce…..125.00


35) 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 tan cloth, as new…..29.95


36) De Shields, James T. CYNTHIA ANN PARKER 1991, limited edition of 1000 copies, by Chama Press, Dallas. Foreword by John Graves. This book, originally published in 1886, is an account of Cynthia Ann’s abduction by Comanches in the bloody raid on Parker’s Fort, her life as a Comanche, her recapture twenty years later at the battle of Pease River, and her last unhappy years. De Shields interviewed and corresponded with people who participated in her recapture, or knew her after she returned to civilized society. 60pp with four photos [three were not in the original edition] and endnotes. HB/DJ, fine copy with publisher’s review brochure laid in…….85.00


37) Dobie, J. Frank A TEXAN IN ENGLAND 1945, 1st edition, Boston. Dobie gives an enlightening and humorous account of his “professorship” at Cambridge University. 285pp w/index. HB brown cloth with facsimile dust jacket, fine copy….100.00


38) 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…..75.00


39) Dobie, J. Frank PREFACES 1975, 1st edition, Boston. A collection of Dobie’s essays about other writers whom he revered. 204pp. HB/DJ very good……30.00


40) 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…..85.00


41) Douglas, C.L. FAMOUS TEXAS FEUDS 1988, limited edition reprint—1 of 50 copies—by State House, Austin. Tells about many of the bloody feuds of Texas, including the Regulators and Moderators; Taylor-Sutton feud; San Elizario Salt War; Horrell-Higgins affair; Mason County War, and others. 173pp w/photos, index. HB ¼ black leather on white cloth boards in slipcase...85.00


42) 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


43) Dukes, Doug FIREARMS OF THE TEXAS RANGERS: From the Frontier Era to the Modern Age 2020, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. With more than 180 photographs, Dukes tells the history of the Texas Rangers primarily through the use of their firearms and narrates famous episodes in Ranger history, including Jack Hays and the Paterson, the Walker Colt, the McCulloch Colt Revolver and the Frontier Battalion and their use of the Colt Peacemaker and Winchester and Sharps carbines. 498pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……45.00


44) Eaton, John WILL CARVER, OUTLAW 1972, 1st edition, San Angelo. Biography of the man who rode with Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch and the Ketchum Gang, and was killed in Sonora in a hail of gunfire in 1901. 142pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, exceedingly scarce, near fine copy, SIGNED……165.00


45) Ely, Glen Sample THE TEXAS FRONTIER and the BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND MAIL, 1858-1861 2016, 1st edition, Norman. Tells the story of Texas’s antebellum frontier, from the Red River to El Paso, a raw and primitive country punctuated by chaos, lawlessness, and violence where settlers were left on their own to deal with vigilantes, lynchings, raiding Indians, and Anglo-American outlaws. This is also the tale of the Butterfield Overland Mail, which carried passengers and mail through Texas. While it operated, the transcontinental mail line intersected and influenced much of Texas’s frontier history. 428pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, new……39.95


46) Emmett, Chris FORT UNION and the WINNING of the SOUTHWEST 1965, 1st edition, Norman. Founded in 1851, this fort in the mountains near Las Vegas, New Mexico, was the supply post and focal point for dealing with the Spanish and Indian populations in New Mexico Territory until its abandonment in 1891. During the Civil War it was a western stronghold for the Union Army. 436pp w/illustrations, maps, appendix, bibliography, index. HB/DJ [dj has some edgewear, now in protective cover]..50.00


47) Fisher, O.C. with Jeff C. Dykes KING FISHER: His Life and Times 1966, 1st edition, Norman. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “One of the few original publications in the Western Frontier Library Series. Has material on King Fisher, Ben Thompson, Bat Masterson, The Taylor-Sutton Feud, and the Texas Rangers.” 157pp w/bib. HB/DJ some edgewear……30.00


48) Freund, Max [editor/translator] GUSTAV DRESEL’S HOUSTON JOURNAL: Adventures in North America and Texas 1837-19411954, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOKS: “One of the most revealing accounts of Texas written by a German…It is of much broader interest than the village of Houston [with] comments on the militia, slavery, Indians, economics, epidemics, travel conditions, and German immigration.” 168pp w/notes, ill, index. HB/DJ very good…….45.00


49) Gard, Wayne THE CHISHOLM TRAIL 1954, 1st edition, Norman. Drawings by Nick Eggenhofer. Adams, HERD: “Not the first history of the famous cattle trail, but one of the best.” 296pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good..40.00


50) [GEOLOGY] Spearing, Darwin ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF TEXAS by Darwin Spearing. 2010, reprint, Missoula. An interesting guidebook for the layman that explains Texas geology as seen along the roads of the state. 418pp w/maps, illustrations, glossary, index. Softcover, new [multi-copies]…..24.00


51) Gibson, Barbara Belding PAINTED POLE: The Beldings and Their Ranches in Palo Pinto County—Pioneer Days to Computer Age 2001, 1st edition, Austin. A history of the ranching family who, in 1859, went beyond the frontier into the uncivilized country of what is now Palo Pinto County and settled on the Brazos River. Their ranch still exists today. 407pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED…..125.00


52) Gilliland, Maude T. RINCON: A Story of Life on a South Texas Ranch at the Turn of the Century 1964, 1st edition, Brownsville. Gilliland tells of her early 20th-century life at Rincon de en Media, headquarters for the vast Wells ranch in Starr and Hidalgo counties. The last section of the book deals with her move to Mission, Texas, in 1911, and of Mexican bandit raids in that area. Many period photos and some maps enhance this well-written narrative. 105pp w/illustrations, notes, bibliography.

HB/DJ dust jacket has 1-inch tear at top of spine, in protective cover, inscribed/ SIGNED by the author, very scarce……..200.00


53) Graham, R.B. Cunningham THE HORSES OF THE CONQUEST 1949, 1st American edition, Norman. Edited by Robert Moorman Denhardt; illustrations by J. Craig Shepherd. Tells the story of the horses that carried the Conquistadores--Cortes, the Pizarros, and De Soto--to the conquest of the Americas. 145pp w/illustrations, appendices, bibliography. HB/DJ…45.00


54) Grant, Bruce LEATHER BRAIDING 1950, 1st edition, Cambridge. Illustrations by Larry Spinelli. Various kinds of braiding, lacing, covering and appliqué work are described and illustrated in great detail. 192pp w/illustrations, glossary, index. HB/DJ [book is fine, dust jacket has two small moisture stains, now in protective cover]…..35.00


55) Gray, Charles Wright [editor] “HOSSES” An Anthology of Short Stories 1937, 2nd edition, NY. Contributors include Zane Grey, Ross Santee, 382pp.Ernest Thompson Seton, William Rose Benet, others. 382pp. HN…..20.00


56) Greer, James Kimmins COLONEL JACK HAYS: Texas Frontier Leader and California Builder 1952, 1st edition, NY. In Texas, John Coffee Hays was a soldier, surveyor, Ranger, officer in the Mexican War, and explorer. While a Ranger in Southwest Texas, he fought more than forty engagements against outlaws, Mexicans and Indians and was never defeated. Later he went on to be an Indian agent in Arizona, then on to California.428pp w/maps, photos, bib, notes, index. HB/DJ (dj w/minor edgewear)..125.00


57) 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


58) Haley, J. Evetts [editor] THE DIARY OF MICHAEL ERSKINE: Describing His Cattle Drive From Texas To California Together With Correspondence from the Gold Fields, 1854-1859 1979, 1st limited edition of 100 copies, Midland. Historical introduction by Haley. 173pp w/illustrations, appendix, index. HB, bound with genuine Morocco spine and sides covered with hand marbled all-rag paper, in green cloth slipcase, numbered and SIGNED by Haley…..250.00


59) Haley, J. Evetts, et al 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. Essays by several contributing authors about eleven trails--Great Comanche War Trail, Santa Fe Trail, Goodnight Trail, Rath Trail, Western Trail, National Trail, Butterfield Trail, Marcy Trail, etc.30pp. Oblong folio HB tan buckram, spine sunned, otherwise near fine, inscribed/SIGNED…….185.00


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


61) Haley, James L. THE BUFFALO WAR: The History of the Red River Indian Uprising of 1874 1976, 1st edition, NY. History of the most successful campaign ever waged against the Cheyenne, Comanche and Kiowa tribes of the plains. Adobe Walls; Lone Wolf’s revenge; Miles Expedition and Battle of Red River; Lyman’s Wagon Train; Mackenzie at Palo Duro Canyon; much more. 290pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy…..55.00


62) Harston, J. Emmor COMANCHE LAND 1963, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Foreword by noted archeologist, A.T. Jackson. A history of the Comanches by one who lived among them, spoke their language, and recorded their oral accounts passed down from the time of the Conquistadors. Includes much on their lifeways; a Comanche-English dictionary of words and idioms; Comanche descriptive terms for certain streams and mountains, and much more. 206pp w/map endpapers, photos, appendices. HB/DJ, fine copy, very scarce……..165.00


63) Holman, David [editor] LETTERS OF HARD TIMES IN TEXAS, 1840-1890 1974, limited edition of 90 copies, Roger Beacham, Publisher, Austin. Introduction by Joe. B. Frantz. A collection of letters from Texas pioneers that reveal what “hard times” were really like. 56pp. Folio HB w/marbled paper over boards, scarce……100.00


64) Howell, Kenneth Wayne TEXAS CONFEDERATE RECONSTRUCTION GOVERNOR: James Webb Throckmorton 2008, 1st edition, College Station. Throckmorton’s life spanned a turbulent period in Texas politics: the Antebellum era, Civil War, and the troubled years of Reconstruction in Texas. 251pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, as new ……29.95


65) Huff, Staff Sergeant Richard A. [editor] A PICTORIAL HISTORY of the 36th TEXAS INFANTRY DIVISION circa 1946, 1st edition, Austin. A pictorial study showing the Texas Division in combat, firsthand accounts, etc. This fighting unit was originally composed of the Texas National Guard and was mobilized in November, 1940. The unit participated in five major campaigns and two amphibious assaults during nineteen months of service. The 36th suffered the third highest casualty rates of any American division and was awarded 15 Medals of Honor. A unit with a proud heritage and outstanding service. Approximately 210 unnumbered pages w/maps, photos, plus 150 pages of a complete roster listed by company, much more. Folio HB black cloth with gold and blue unit patch (“T”); the hinges have been repair, overall a very good copy, scarce…200.00


66) Humphrey, David C. PEG LEG: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807-1872 2009, 1st edition, Denton. Ward ventured to Texas in 1835 to fight in the Texas Revolution, but lost his right leg in his first day of action. Four years later he lost his right arm to cannon fire in an accident. Though confronted with an unending problem of mobility and tormented by pain, Ward surmounted his horrific injuries to become a notable public figure. His public career spanned three decades in which he was military officer, three-time mayor of Austin, U.S. Consul to Panama and a federal customs official in Texas. 340pp w/illus, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new …….39.95


67) Jackson, Donald VOYAGES OF THE STEAMBOAT YELLOW STONE 1985, 1st edition, NY. A lively account of the pioneer steamboat that participated in the early American fur trade up the Missouri River, and played a major role in Texas’ War for Independence on the Brazos River. 182pp w/maps, illus- trations, sources, appendices, index. HB/DJ vg+....25.00


68) Jackson, Ron J., Jr. & Lee Spencer White JOE: The Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend 2015, 1st edition, Norman. From the dust jacket: “…The authors have solved the mystery of Joe’s life, before and after the Alamo, and have woven their findings into an entertaining tale.” 325pp w/maps, illus, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..30.00


69) Jenkins, John H. PRINTER IN THREE REPUBLICS: A Bibliography of Samuel Bangs 1981, 1st edition, Austin. A bibliography of the works of Samuel Bangs, who was the first printer in Texas, the first printer in three Mexican states, and the first printer west of the Louisiana Purchase. 190pp w/appendices, references, index. HB, orange cloth – there’s a printer’s ink smudge on the fore edge of the text block………..25.00


70) Jennings, Jim BEST REMUDAS 2006, 1st edition, Albany. Features photography and text about each of the ranches and the horses that have won American Quarter Horse Association’s Best Remuda Award. From varied ranching operations, we learn their histories and details of their breeding and training programs. 192pp w/photos, pedigree charts, index. Folio HB/DJ near fine….40.00


71) Kavanagh, Thomas W. [compiler/editor] COMANCHE ETHNOGRAPHY: Field Notes Of E. Adamson Hoebel, Waldo R. Wedel, Gustav G. Carlson and Robert H. Lowie 2008, 1st edition, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln. In the summer of 1933 in Lawton, Oklahoma, a team of six anthropologists met with eighteen Comanche elders to record the latter's reminiscences of traditional Comanche culture. The depth and breadth of what the elderly Comanches recalled provides an inestimable source of knowledge for generations to come, both within and beyond the Comanche community. This monumental volume makes available for the first time the largest archive of traditional cultural information on Comanches ever gathered by American anthropologists. Much of the Comanches' earlier world is presented here: religious stories, historical accounts, autobiographical remembrances, cosmology, the practice of war, everyday games, birth rituals, funerals, kinship relations, the organization of camps, material culture, relations with other tribes, and much more. 542pp w/photos, figures, notes, appendices, references, index. HB/DJ, as new…60.00


72) Kelton, Elmer THE DAY THE COWBOYS QUIT 1971, 2nd printing, NY. Kelton’s classic novel based on the Panhandle cowboy strike of 1883. Spur Award for Best Western Novel. HB/DJ DJ very good copy. SIGNED no inscription…..125.00


73) Kelton, Elmer LOOKING BACK WEST 1972, 1st edition, San Angelo. From June, 1970 through October, 1974, Kelton edited and published a monthly, Pioneer News-Observer. For each of the 53 issues he wrote the lead historical article. This book includes fifteen of those special feature articles, including: The Buffalo Hunter, Texas Feud [Shelby County], The Killing of Dora Hand, Race Riot at Fort Concho, The Frontier Army, Train Wreck, and others. 120pp w/ill. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED (no inscription)..150.00


74) Kendrick, Robb REVEALING CHARACTER: Texas Tintypes by Robb Kendrick 2005, 1st edition, Albany. Foreword by John Graves; Afterword by Buster McLaury. Kendrick uses the historical tintype method of photography to capture images of many modern working cowboys. 176pp w/map, index. Folio HB/DJ fine copy…..40.00


75) Kinevan, Marcos FRONTIER CAVALRYMAN: Lieutenant John Bigelow With the Buffalo Soldiers in Texas 1998, 1st edition, El Paso. West Pointer Bigelow commanded Co. B, 10th Cavalry at Fort Duncan, and, when a rash of Indian raids occurred in the trans-Pecos area, he and his command of black troopers transferred to Fort Stockton. 338pp w/illus, maps, appendix., biblio, endnotes, index. HB/DJ, very good…..35.00


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


77) Kleberg, Janell WAITING FOR DAYLIGHT: King Ranch Images From The Past 2003, 1st edition, Stoecklein Publishing & Photography, Ketchum. Kleberg writes of the ranch work she had documented on film for King Ranch over a period of thirty years. This book consists of photographs taken from horseback while working cattle in South Texas, South America, and Australia, with accompanying text. 176pp. Folio HB/DJ, near fine…..50.00


78) Langellier, John P. Bluecoats, The U.S. Army in the West, 1848-1897 1995, 1st printing, London. Uniforms and Equipment. 80pp w/illustrations. Folio softcover……20.00


79) Lea, Tom THE HANDS OF CANTU 1964, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrated by the author. Novel set in the Southwest of 400 years ago with thirty Chinese ink illustrations by the author. 244pp. HB/DJ, SIGNED no inscription……65.00


80) Lee, Rebecca Smith MARY AUSTIN HOLLEY: A Biography 1962, 1st edition, Austin. Jenkins, BTB, called this “an excellent biography” of the writer who was romantically involved with Stephen F. Austin and with his Texas colonization efforts. 447pp w/maps, illustrations, genealogical charts, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine…..35.00


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

81b) Another copy – From Forge & Anvil….. – also 1st edition, HB/DJ not signed……..40.00


82) Lindquist, Allan Sigvard JESS SWEETEN: Texas Lawman 1961, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. The story of Jess Sweeten who served an exciting twenty-year stint as sheriff of Henderson County, Texas, from the 1930s until he retired in 1954. 221pp w/appendices. HB/DJ [dust jacket edgeworn and stained, now in protective cover]…..35.00


83) [LIPSCOMB COUNTY) A HISTORY OF LIPSCOMB COUNTY, TEXAS, 1876-1976 1976, 1st edition, np. Many historical articles covering early history, ranches (Box T, Seven K, Bar CC, S-T), cowboy stories, city profiles, and extensive section with early pioneer and settler family histories. 676pp w/photos, index, endpaper map. Folio HB w/decorated cover…125.00


84) Mangan, Frank THE PIPELINERS: The Story of El Paso Natural Gas 1977, 1st edition, Guynes Press, El Paso. Takes us through the oil boom towns of the 1920s through the innovation and pioneering of a gas pipeline operation, told mostly by those who made the organization what it became. Includes a chapter on the history and development of the Permian Basin, much more. 354pp w/many photos………85.00


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


86) Mealer, Bryan THE KINGS OF BIG SPRING: God, Oil, and One Family’s Search For The American Dream 2018, 1st edition, NY. Mealer tells the story of four generations of his family, “a masterwork of memoir and narrative….an indelible portrait of fortune and ruin.” 369pp w/map, genealogy chart. HB/DJ fine copy……28.00


87) Meinzer, Wyman & Henry Chappell HORSES TO RIDE, CATTLE TO CUT: The San Antonio Viejo Ranch of Texas 2016, 1st edition, Benjamin. With Meinzer’s stunning photography and Chappell’s historical interpretation we get an intimate glimpse into one of the oldest ranches in South Texas’ “Wild Horse Desert”. Folio HB/DJ, as new…………75.00


88) Metz, Leon DALLAS STOUDENMIRE: El Paso Marshall 1969, 1st edition, Pemberton Press, Austin. The story of Stoudenmire’s tumultuous two-years as El Paso marshal in early 1880s. Jim Gillette (later to be a well-known Texas Ranger) served as Marshall’s deputy for two years. 162pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, near fine w/unclipped dj……..75.00


89) Miller, Michael XIT: A Story of Land, Cattle, And Capital in Texas and Montana 2020, 1st edition,, OU Press, Norman. “The story of the legendary XIT Ranch, briefly one of the most productive cattle operations in the West, is a tale of Gilded Age business and politics at the very foundation of the American cattle industry.” 268pp w/maps, range photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]…….29.95


90) 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


91) Myres, S. D. (editor) PIONEER SURVEYOR—FRONTIER LAWYER: The Personal Narrative of O.W. Williams 1966, 1st limited edition of 150 copies, El Paso. Maps and sketches by Jose Cisneros; designed by Carl Hertzog; Biographical sketches of Williams by C. L. Sonnichsen and S.D. Myres. Includes a collection of writings by O. W. Williams who surveyed across the Plains of Texas, worked in the mines of New Mexico, and eventually settled in the Big Bend country of Texas. He was a keen observer of the world around him, and his writings chronicle the history of men and events, and the natural history he observed during the eventful period of 1877 to 1902. 350pp w/photos, illus, maps, app, index. HB fine copy in slipcase, SIGNED by Myres, Sonnichsen, Cisneros, Clayton Williams, Hertzog (all involved in the publication of this book)…..165.00

91b) Another edition---Pioneer Surveyor –Frontier Lawyer –1966, 1st trade edition. HB/DJ, fine copy….55.00


92) Ornish, Natalie PIONEER JEWISH TEXANS 2011, reprint edition, College Station. With a new foreword by Sara Alpern. “More than 400 photographs, extensive interviews with pioneers’ descendants, a collection of rare Texana, and more than twelve years of research went into this” first history of pioneer Jews in Texas. 362pp w/photos, maps, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, fine…29.95


93) [PALO PINTO COUNTY] HISTORY OF PALO PINTO COUNTY, TEXAS by Palo Pinto County Historical Commission. 1986, 1st edition, 1st printing, Dallas. Includes 323 pages of family histories; a section on “Early Settlements and Indian Activity” which features firsthand pioneer accounts; human interest stories; much more. 694pp w/photos. Folio HB black cloth w/decorated cover, very scarce…..250.00


94) [PALO PINTO COUNTY] PAINTED POST PAST: A 150-Year History of Palo Pinto County, Texas by the Palo Pinto County Historical Commission. 2006, 1st edition, Palo Pinto. Early explorers; cattlemen and agriculture; railroads; the mineral springs; town and communities; much more. Beautifully illustrated with photos. 143pp w/maps, ill, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, exceedingly scarce…....250.00


95) [PALO PINTO COUNTY] THE PALO PINTO STORY by Mary Whatley Clarke. 1952, 1st edition, Fort Worth. A pioneer history of the county with accounts of Indian fights and depredations; and information on Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight who were early ranchmen in the county; much more. 172pp w/photos. HB/DJ dj has tiny nicks, otherwise very good copy…..150.00


96) [PALO PINTO COUNTY] A HISTORY OF MINERAL WELLS, TEXAS 1878-1853 by Winnie Beatrice McAnelly Fiedler. 2016, reprint of a 1953 thesis at University of Texas, this edition published by Palo Pinto Historical Foundation. Documents the foundation, and the economic, educational, & physical growth of Mineral Wells. 196pp w/photos, sources. Folio HB/DJ fine..95.00


97) Parent, Laurence OFFICIAL GUIDE to TEXAS STATE PARKS & HISTORIC SITES 2021, 2nd reprint, UT Press, Austin. This completely revised and expanded edition includes eight new parks and historical sites, and beautiful new photographs. Organized by geographical location, and provides all pertinent information. 226pp w/maps, illus, index. Folio softcover, new..27.95


98) Pelzer, Louis THE CATTLEMEN’S FRONTIER: A Record of the Trans-Mississippi Cattle Industry From Oxen Trains to Pooling Companies, 1850-1890 1936, 1st edition, The Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale. An important contribution to the literature of the cattle range. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “This is one of the best general histories of the cattle industry on the plains.” 351pp w/7 plates reproduced from contemporary drawings, a complete facsimile of the rare 62-page volume of “Cattle Brands owned by members of the Wyoming Stock Growers’ Association” in 1882, bib, index. HB maroon cloth w/gold lettering, very good…100.00


99) Perkins, Doug & Nancy Ward BRAVE MEN & COLD STEEL: A History of Range Detectives and their Peacemakers 1984, 1st printing, fort Worth. Includes photos of Range detectives and their guns; includes a chapter “Legends of the Brands” telling story behind many Texas brands; photos; more. 62pp. small wrappers, fine condition….35.00


100) Pickrell, Annie Doom PIONEER WOMEN IN TEXAS 1929, 1st edition, The E.L. Steck Co., Austin. A compilation of biographical sketches of many outstanding pioneer women who lived in Texas prior to 1845. 474pp w/index. HB green cloth with gold decorations, near fine copy…..100.00


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


102) [REAGAN COUNTY] THE REAGAN COUNTY STORY: A History of Reagan County 1974, 1st edition, Seagraves. 276pp w/map, photos, pioneer biographies by community, index. Includes sections on the communities of Texon, Best and Santa Rita, Big Lake, and Stiles. Folio HB….75.00


103) Reid, Shell EDDY HULBERT: Montana Silversmith1998, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, Bozeman. The story of Eddy Hulbert, a practicing silversmith from the 1920s to 1950s. He produced rodeo trophy buckles, bits and spurs, and jewelry. 84pp w/many photos. Oblong folio HB/DJ , numbered and SIGNED…..65.00


104) Rickett, Harold William WILDFLOWERS OF THE UNITED STATES: Part Three, TEXAS — 2 Volumes 1970, 1st edition, 1st printing, NY. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The most comprehensive guide to the wild flowers of Texas… The work centers around approximately eleven hundred excellent color photographs taken by ninety different photographers, with hundreds of line drawings by Rachel Speiser.” These two volumes cover 3,000 of the 4,000 known species in Texas. 553pp w/plates, endpaper map, index. Two volumes large folio red cloth in slipcase, near fine copy. The set of two volumes = 125.00


105) Rister, Carl Coke SOUTHERN PLAINSMEN 1938, 1st edition, Norman. A resourceful history of how pioneers coped with life and hardships on the Great Plains—Indian raids and buffalo hunting, wagon trains, sod house hospitality, frontier justice, frontier schools, and more. 289pp w/foldout map, photos, biblio, index. HB/facsimile dust jacket, very good copy….65.00


106) Roberts, Madge Thornall [editor] The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston THREE VOLUMES 1996/1996/1998 all 1st editions, UNT Press, Denton. Houston’s letters to friends and family overflow with lively details about manners, dress, medical practices, farming, transportation, family dynamics, and many other topics of interest to social historians. In her footnotes, Roberts reveals the full names of the people mentioned and the historical events taking place at the time, thus placing the letters into the broader context of Houston's life and times. 390/381/508pp w/maps, appendices, bibliography, index. Three volumes, as new=60.00


107) Russell, Jim BOB FUDGE: Texas Trail Driver, Montana-Wyoming Cowboy, 1862-1933 2009, 4th printing, Lewiston. Fudge experienced many trail drives from Texas to Wyoming and Montana, and eventually settled there between the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers. Info on the XIT. 135pp w/photos. HB/DJ very good……..45.00


108) Shirley, Glenn TEMPLE HOUSTON: Lawyer With A Gun 1980, 1st edition, Norman. The fast, hard life of the youngest son of General Sam and Margret Lea Houston who died at age 45. 339pp w/photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ….35.00


109) Smith, Thomas Tyree FORT INGE: Sharps, Spurs, and Sabers on the Texas Frontier 1849-1869 1993, 1st ed, Austin. Interesting history of the old military post near Uvalde. The 2nd Dragoons, Mounted Rifles, 2nd Cavalry, and Buffalo soldiers were stationed at the post, as well as Confederate troops during the Civil War. Half of the post’s pre-1860 officers rose to the rank of general. 246pp with maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine….70.00


110) Sonnichsen, C.L. TEN TEXAS FEUDS 1957, 1st edition, Norman. Ten stories of vigilantes, vendettas and violence in Texas during the turbulent era of reconstruction: including the Regulators and Moderators; the Hoodoos, the Heel Flies, The Mob, the Boots, the Sandals and other organizations formed to settle intolerable conditions, old grievances, and personal assaults. 248pp w/notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket has some chips along upper edge, now in protective cover)….45.00


111) Sowell, A.J. RANGERS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS 1964, reprint edition limited to 750 copies, Argosy-Antiquarian Limited, NY. [Original was published in 1884.] Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “..contains numerous accounts gathered from participants, as well as one of the best of all first-person Ranger campaign narratives...one of the most important and authentic accounts of the Indian Wars of Texas.” 426pp w/notes, index. HB black cloth…40.00


112) Stanley, F. NO TEARS FOR BLACK JACK KETCHUM 1958, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Denver. Life story of the desperado who roamed West Texas and New Mexico, and rode with members of Butch Cassidy’s Wild bunch, and his brother, Sam Ketchum. Wrappers, numbered and SIGNED, fine copy, very scarce....125.00


113) Thonhoff, Robert H. EL FUERTE DEL CIBOLO: Sentinel of the Bexar-La Bahia Ranches 1992, 1st edition, Austin. Illustrations by Jack Jackson. A history of an 18th-century Spanish fort that was centrally located in the 90-mile long corridor between the Alamo and La Bahia (Goliad.) It was established to protect the ranchers of that area. 144pp w/maps, photos, notes, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy in unclipped dust jacket ….45.00


114) Thonhoff, Robert H. THE TEXAS CONNECTION With the American Revolution 1981, 1st edition, Austin. Spanish vaqueros and soldiers from Texas were driving Longhorn cattle and horses to Spanish forces in Louisiana, which was instrumental in helping American colonists win their War of Independence. One appendix includes a roster of the 18th century cavalry company at Presidio La Bahia del Espiritu Santo. 106pp w/maps, illus, endpaper map, appendix. HB/DJ……35.00


115) Tyler, Ronnie C. SANTIAGO VIDAURRI and the SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY 1973, 1st edition, Texas State Historical Association, Austin. Vidaurri was governor of Nuevo Leon y Coahila when the French invaded Mexico. He would not support President Benito Juarez against the invasion, as he aimed to maintain and enhance his own power. Includes much on the Confederates cotton trade through northern Mexico.196pp w/illus, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..30.00


116) [UVALDE COUNTY] A PROUD HERITAGE: A History of Uvalde County, Texas “Written by the people of Uvalde County.” 1975, 1st edition, El Progresso Club. 496pp w/photos, comprehensive history of the county, community histories, family biographies, and more. Folio HB w/decorated cover, very scarce…….225.00


117) [WICHITA COUNTY] WICHITA FALLS: A Century in Photographs by Michael Duty. A unique collection of historic photographs that illuminate the town’s past. Includes an extensive historical essay and many period photographs. 235pp. Folio HB/DJ, very good…..75.00


118) Williams, David A. BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW: A Comprehensive History of African Americans in Texas 1997, 1st edition, Eakin Press, Austin. “Contributing authors examine subjects ranging from slavery to the civil rights era, and the photographs which fill the volume vividly enhance the story of the black experience in Texas.” Includes biographical sketches of many African Americans who influenced the black culture of Texas. 457pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ near fine copy…..29.00


119) Yoakum, H. HISTORY OF TEXAS From its First Settlement in 1685 to its annexation to the United States in 1846 1855, 1st edition, Redfield, NY. TWO VOLUMES. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This was the first scholarly history of Texas written after the annexation, and remains one of the most important sources on Texas colonization, revolution and republic….” 482/576pp w/index. HB brown cloth, ex-library…….2 volume set = 125.00 condition noted



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