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CATALOG #325, March, 2022


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1) Adams, Ramon THE COWMAN & HIS CODE OF ETHICS 1969, 1st limited edition of 850 copies, Encino Press, Austin. The lack of written law on the range made it necessary to form an unwritten rule of behavior known as the “Code of the West.” 33pp w/illustrations. HB w/pictorial cover, numbered and SIGNED……60.00 SOLD


2) Adams, Ramon F. THE COWBOY & HIS HUMOR 1968, 1st limited edition of 850 copies, Encino Press, Austin. A treatise on the cowboy’s quick wit, and love of humor and rough pranks. 71pp. HB w/decorated cover, numbered and SIGNED......55.00 SOLD


3) Adams, Ramon THE COWMAN & HIS PHILOSOPHY 1967, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, Encino Press, Austin. Anecdotes of range philosophy and logic. 51pp. HB w/pictorial cover, numbered and SIGNED………..75.00 SOLD


4) Adams, Ramon THE HORSE WRANGLER & HIS REMUDA 1971, 1st limited edition of 850 copies, Encino Press, Austin.

Photos by William Wittliff. The “lowly” horse wrangler was the first step for a youngster who wanted to be a cowboy. This is his story. 51pp w/photos. HB w/pictorial cover, numbered and SIGNED……75.00 SOLD


5) Allhands, J.L. URIAH LOTT 1949, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Biography of the railroad magnate who was a driving force behind the economic development of South Texas and the Gulf plains. 187pp w/photos, foldout maps, index. HB/D very good……...75.00


6) Anaya, A. P. ‘Paco’ I BURIED BILLY 1991, 1st limited edition, The Early West, College Station. Edited by James H. Earle. Anaya was a New Mexico companion of Billy the Kid, and witnessed some of the Kid’s adventures, and he went to Maxwell’s cabin immediately after he was shot to death at the hands of Sheriff Pat Garrett. 160pp w/photos, index. Laid in is a folded map of “Billy the Kid Country.” HB/DJ fine copy, scarce……..125.00


7) [AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE] THE QUARTER HORSE BREEDER: Basic Text and References on the American Quarter Horse by Lindeman. 1959, 1st edition, Wichita Falls. Chapters by various contributors include: “History of the American Quarter Horse” by Robert M. Denhardt; “Foot Care and Importance of Horseshoeing” written and illustrated by Randy Steffen; also information on conformation, roping, reining, racing, cutting, etc.; notes on outstanding breeders; much more. 216pp w/illus.. Folio HB brown cloth, very good……45.00


8) [AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE] THE QUARTER HORS BREEDER Volume II edited by Sharon Johnson. More Basic Text and references on the American Quarter Horse. A follow-up to Volume I, but adds new information such as nutrition, colic, personal interviews with current trainers, advice from veterinarians, and much more. 240pp w/photos. Folio HB brown cloth..45.00

[NOTE: There are more Quarter Horse books throughout this catalog listed under author’s names.]


9) [ARCHER COUNTY] ARCHER COUNTY PIONEERS: A History of Archer County, Texas by Ruth Jones. O’Keefe. 1969, 1st edition, Pioneer Book Publishers, Hereford. A chronological history of the county that includes man biographical sketches of early pioneers. 133pp w/photos, index. Folio HB red cloth with gold lettering, near fine…..85.00


10) [ARCHITECTURE] EARLY TEXAS HOMES by Dorothy Kendall Bracken & Maurine Whorton Redway 1956, 1st edition, Dallas. A study of Texas’ diverse architectural styles, with photos of many structures that survived into the mid-twentieth century. 180pp w/photos. Folio HB/DJ very good, dust jacket has minor edgewear….40.00


11) [ARCHITECTURE] PIONEER TEXAS BUILDINGS: A Geometry Lesson by Clovis Heimsath. 1968, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by Louis Kahn; photographs by Maryann Heimsath. An architectural study of early Texas buildings, written and diagrammed in layman’s terms. Interesting! 158pp w/photos, map, index to illustrations. Folio HB/DJ fine copy…..45.00


12) [ARCHITECTURE] THE ALLEYS AND BACK BUILDINGS OF GALVESTON: An Architectural and Social History by Ellen Beasley. 1996, 1st edition, College Station. Fascinating study that presents a vivid picture of life in Galveston’s alleyways from the founding of the Island city into the 20th century. 170pp w/photos, appendices, index. Folio HB/DJ near fine copy…..45.00


13) [ARCHITECTURE] THE ARCHITECTURE OF JOHN F. STAUB: Houston and the South by Howard Barnstone. 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 SOLD


14) Ashurst, Ed & Mike Capron SOME OF THEM DALLIED, SOME TIED HARD AND FAST 2021, 1st edition, Granite Peak Productions. Illustrations by Mike Capron. “An anthology of short stories that paints a vivid panoramic vista of the American West as lived by Cowboys of the current generation. Every story is true and will take the reader into situations that only cowboys experience.” Good read! Folio HB w/pictorial boards, new ] SIGNED by Ashurst, and SIGNED by Capron, who has added an original pen-and-ink drawing next to his signature (I have 5 copies with the original drawings)……34.95


15) Basch, Dr. S. MEMORIES OF MEXICO: A History of the Last Ten Months of the Empire 1973, 1st English edition, Trinity University Press, San Antonio. Translated by Hugh McAden Oechler. Memoir of Dr. Basch who was the personal physician for Emperor Maximilian during his last months of power in Mexico. 253pp w/map of Queretero, index. Folio HB …..40.00 SOLD


16) 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……..550.00 SOLD


17) [BEXAR COUNTY] SAN ANTONIO AND ITS BEGINNINGS, 1691-1731: Comprising the Four Numbers of the San Antonio Series with Appendix by Frederick C. Chabot. 1931, 1st edition, San Antonio. The four sections: I) San Antonio of the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries; II) Presidio de Texas at the Place Called San Antonio; III) Indians and Missions; IV) San Fernando, The Villa Capital of the Province of Texas. 130pp w/photos, drawings, index to illustrations. Softcover, fine.....48.00 SOLD


18) [BEXAR COUNTY] THE FREE STATE OF BEXAR by Jack C. Butterfield. 1963, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, published by Library Committee The Daughters of the Republic of Texas at the Alamo,. San Antonio. Edited by Catherine McDowell; ink sketches and map by Ronald Koladzie. This history is “…the story of how and why San Antonio de Bejar [sic] became the San Antonio of today.” 35pp w/map, illus, index to illustrations. Wrappers, fine copy, SIGNED…..40.00 SOLD


19) [BEXAR COUNTY] SAN ANTONIO: Outpost of Empires by Lewis F. Fisher. 1997, 1st edition, Maverick Publishing, San Antonio. “The story of a city whose parent government changed five times in less than 50 years….Highlights the elements which shaped the city and made it different.” 101pp w/map, illustrations, index. Folio HB/DJ SIGNED…….35.00 SOLD


20) [BEXAR COUNTY] SAVING SAN ANTONIO: The Precarious Preservation of a Heritage by Lewis F. Fisher. 1996, 1st edition, Lubbock. Foreword by T.R. Fehrenbach. In his foreword, Fehrenbach says: “This is the first book I have read whose theme is an American city’s cultural and architectural soul, and whose heroes are those who strove, and are still striving, to save it. It is also a history in the best sense of the word…”552pp w/illus, biblio, index. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED….45.00


21) [BIG BEND] ) Means, Joyce PANCHO VILLA DAYS AT PILARES 1976, 1st edition, Tucson. Texas border history with much on the Means Family of Valentine, Texas: Pancho Villa; Joe Sitter; Chico Cano; TO Ranch; U.S. Cavalry; Brite and Nevill Ranch raids; the Mexican Revolution; and much more. 355pp w/maps, great photos. Folio HB/DJ, Errata laid in, near fine copy, very scarce, SIGNED……..250.00 SOLD


22) [BIG BEND] Evans, Will BORDER SKYLINES: Fifty Years of “Tallying Out” on the Bloys Round Up Ground. 1940, 1st edition, Dallas. This history of the Bloys Camp meeting also gives much history on the vast Big Bend area. Includes biographical sketches of many prominent early-day “Big Benders” who were instrumental in the success of the well attended religious meetings that began in 1890 and continues today. 587pp w/photos. HB gray cloth, top & bottom of spine damaged, front free endpaper has one-inch tear, SIGNED very scarce…..150.00


23) [BIG BEND] ) Corning, Leavitt, Jr. BARONIAL FORTS OF THE BIG BEND: Ben Leaton, Milton Favor and Their Private Forts in Presidio County by Leavitt Corning, Jr. 1969, 2nd printing, Austin. Illustrations by Syl Caylor. Interesting history of two of the earliest settlements in Texas’ Big Bend country: Fort Leaton, and Milton Favors private forts at the springs of La Morita, Cienega and Cibolo*. 146pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine (uncommon Big Bend title)…35.00


24) Biggers, Don H. GERMAN PIONEERS IN TEXAS: A Brief History of their Hardships, Struggles and Achievements 1925, 1st edition, “Gillespie County Edition”. Includes colonization history; Meusebach’s Treaty with the Comanches; Mexican War; Civil War and the Nueces River Massacre; women; “scraps of unusual history”; much more. 230pp w/illus., appendix, index. HB blue cloth, hinge is beginning to crack, scuffing at spine, scarce…..100.00 SOLD


25) [BOSQUE COUNTY] A HISTORY OF BOSQUE COUNTY, TEXAS by William C. Pool. 1954, 1st edition, San Marcos. Early history of the county. Includes descriptions of the county’s topography; geology; early settlements; and early development in the 20th century; more. [NOTE: Interestingly, the Bosque County Militia was mustered and sent to aid Gillentine’s pursuit of Indians in West Texas. This ended in disaster for the Confederate troops in Irion County at the Battle of Dove Creek, and there’s a detailed account of that incident.] 74pp w/maps, bibliography. Softcover, nice copy, SIGNED, very scarce……..85.00


26) [BROWN COUNTY] FRONTIER’S GENERATION: The Pioneer History of Brown County With Sidelights on the Surrounding Area by Tevis Clyde Smith. 1931, 1st edition, Brownwood. A nice history of Brown County that includes details of Indian depredations; Camp Colorado and the Confederacy, and more. 63pp w/photos. Wrappers, fine copy, scarce……85.00


27) Bowman, James Cloyd PECOS BILL: The Greatest Cowboy Of All Time 1941, 3rd printing, NY. Many illustrations by Laura Bannon, six in full color. The author spent years at campfires and roundups collecting these far out yarns about America’s best known cowboy and his horse Widow Maker. Folklore at its best! 296pp. Hardback very good/dust jacket has wear and large chip at spine, now in mylar protective cover. Overall a nice copy of this long out-of-print title…..30.00 SOLD


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


29) [COLEMAN COUNTY.] DISCORD, TEXAS on CAMP CREEK and other stories by Gladys N. Hunter. No date, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, np. 93pp w/map, photos, historical essays, cemeteries, more. HB, red cloth, inscribed/ SIGNED.......45.00 SOLD


30) Collman, Russ THE R.G.S. STORY [RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN] Volume I: Over The Bridges…Ridgeway to Telluride 1990, 1st edition, Sundance Books, Denver. This elegantly illustrated chronicle deals primarily with the narrow gauge railroad, it also sheds light on the history of the San Juan region of Colorado. It ran from Telluride to Ridgeway, and was the last narrow gauge to be constructed in Colorado. 416pp w/many photos in color and black and white, drawings, route map, index. Folio HB w/pictorial covers, fine. SIGNED by both authors……75.00 SOLD


31) [COMAL COUNTY] HISTORY OF NEW BRAUNFELS AND COMAL COUNTY, TEXAS, 1844-1946 by Oscar Haas. 1983, reprint edition, Austin. 338pp w/photos, many historical articles, chronology, bibliography, Confederate muster rolls, alphabetized censuses of 1850 and 1860, index, more. HB/DJ…..40.00 SOLD


32) Cook, Jim (Lane) as told to T. M. Pearce LANE OF THE LLANO 1936, 1st edition, Boston. The author’s father was a partner with John Chisum and his father made the first trail drive over the Chisum trail which Lane joined at the age of nine. Later he was captured by Comanches and relates his life among them. During his long life he served as a government scout and as a cowboy on the Great Plains. 269pp w/illustrations, endpaper map. HB/DJ very good copy…75.00 SOLD


33) Cox, Mike HISTORIC PHOTOS OF TEXAS OIL --2009, 1st edition, Nashville. An interesting photographic visit to the heyday of key oil patch discoveries around the state with nearly 200 vivid black-and-white images and informative text. 205pp w/photos. Folio HB/DJ [previous owner’s gift inscription of front free endpaper, otherwise, a near fine copy]….40.00


34) [CROSBY COUNTY] A HISTORY OF CROSBY COUNTY, 1876-1977 1978, 1st edition, Dallas. “A collection of historical sketches and family histories composed by County residents…” 608pp w/photos, historical articles, many family biographies. Folio HB red leather with gold decoration, the top of the spine has been pulled loose and repaired, overall a very good, sound copy..125.00 SOLD


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


36) Cunningham, Eugene FAMOUS IN THE WEST 1926, 1st edition, El Paso. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “This rare little pamphlet was originally published as an advertisement to be distributed by a firm dealing in cowboy-style clothes.” Biographical sketches include Texas Ranger Jim Gillette; Marshall/Sheriff Dallas Stoudenmire; Billy the Kid; John Wesley Hardin; Tom Threepersons, Border Lawman. 26pp w/illustrations. Pictorial wrappers, fine condition….100.00 SOLD


37) Daugherty, Wilma Morton SHE DID WHAT SHE COULD: History of a Pioneer Woman 1977, 1st edition, Texian Press, Waco. Family memoirs give an account of the everyday happenings and struggles of the Palo Duro Community east of Dumas in the Texas Panhandle. 108pp w/photos. HB/DJ fine copy……35.00 SOLD


38) Davis, Steven L & Sam L. Pfiester [editors] VIVA TEXAS RIVERS: Adventures, Misadventures, and Glimpses of Nirvana Along Our Storied Waterways 2021, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. A treasury of great writing about Texas Rivers from the states leading writers, including John Graves, Frances Abernathy, J. Frank Dobie, Stephen Harrigan, Elmer Kelton, John Erickson, Pat Mora, and many others. 316pp w/appendix. HB/DJ new [multiple copies available]…..29.95


39) Denhardt, Robert Moorman THE HORSE OF THE AMERICAS 1947, 1st edition, Norman. Foreword by J. Frank Dobie. A comprehensive account of the arrival, spread, and development of the Spanish horse in America. 286pp w/photos, appendices, bibliographical sketch, index. HB/DJ dust jacket edgeworn, chip at top of spine, otherwise very good…50.00


40) Denhardt, Bob THE QUARTER HORSE 1941, 1st edition, Fort Worth. “A varied assortment of historical articles, equine biographies and characteristics, sketches of horsemen and other lore, all pertaining to the Quarter Horse.” 229pp w/illustrations, index. HB brown cloth…….50.00


41) Denhardt, Bob THE QUARTER HORSE, Vol. Three 1950, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, published by The American Quarter Horse Association, Amarillo. “A compact handbook for the breeder and lover of the Quarter Horse.” Combines the history of the Quarter Horse, his function and use, and suggestions for reading, together with an appendix which includes bloodlines and records held by Quarter Horses. 209pp w/illustrations, biblio, appendices, index. HB turquoise cloth scuffing at spine…..40.00


42) Dobie, J. Frank A CORNER FOREVER TEXAS 1928, Whatley Printers, Austin. “A plea for a Texas center in the University of Texas, with emphasis on the Texas collection of books and pamphlets, is taken in part from The Alcalde, April, 1938.” 8pp. Wrappers, very good, SIGNED….125.00


43) Dobie, J. Frank BOB MORE: Man and Bird Man Christmas 1941, 1st printing, reproduced from Southwest Review, Autumn, 1941. Dobie’s Christmas greeting for that year. More managed the vast Waggoner ranch and estate in the early decades of the 20th-century, and was a knowledgeable bird enthusiast and egg collector. 23pp. Wrappers w/extended edges, SIGNED…..140.00 SOLD


44) [DOBIE, J. FRANK] MY DOBIE COLLECTION by Jeff Dykes. 1971, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, College Station. Foreword by Dudley R. Dobie. Dykes, a renowned Texana collector, discusses his extensive collection of Dobie first editions, and gives a bibliography that includes many items not described in McVickers. HB brown cloth, with drawing of Paisano by Dobie, numbered and SIGNED.....55.00


45) Durham, George [as told to Clyde Wantland] TAMING THE NUECES STRIP: The Story of McNelly’s Rangers 1962, 1st edition, Austin. A firsthand account of Texas Ranger Leander H. McNelly’s post-Civil War campaign to clean up the “Nueces Strip” of southwest Texas. 178pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ a fine copy in unclipped dust jacket….120.00 SOLD


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


47 ) [EDWARDS COUNTY] A HISTORY OF EDWARDS COUNTY 1984, 1st edition, Rocksprings. A project of the Rocksprings Woman’s Club Historical Committee. Articles on Texas trails, Indian raids, Devil’s Sinkhole, the storm of ’27, wool and mohair industry, much more. 778pp with maps, photos, historical articles, 546 pages of family histories, bibliography, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, near fine copy, quite scarce…..250.00


48) Elliot, W. J. THE SPURS 2009 reprint of the rare 1939 original, State House Press, Buffalo Gap. With a new Foreword by Eric Swenson. Adams, HERD: “A history of this famous ranch by one connected with it.” William Reese in, SIX SCORE, wrote that this book “gives more of the flavor of the Spur ranch than any other book. The author worked for the Spur outfit, and there are many tales of his own personal experiences and those of his comrades.” 274pp w/illus. HB/DJ, as new…….24.95


49) Evans, Max SOUTHWEST WIND 1958, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Author’s first book. A novel of the southwest illustrated by the author. 166pp. HB/DJ very good copy…..60.00 SOLD


50) [FAYETTE COUNTY] AN EARLY HISTORY OF FAYETTE COUNTY by Leonie Rummel Weyand & Houston Wade. Undated reprint of the 1936 original by Eakin Press, Burnet. Includes much material on the Texas Revolution, including Kuykendall’s eyewitness account of the San Jacinto campaign; Republic days and the Perote prisoners. Also a lot on Civil War days and Reconstruction years. One of the best Texas county histories. 383pp w/illus, index. HB, green cloth, fine copy….50.00 SOLD


51) Fleming, A.M. THE GUN SIGHT MINE 1929, 1st edition, Boston. Author relates his experiences and adventures while trying to find another of the West’s mythical mines. 210pp. HB/DH [dust jacket chipped]…….85.00 SOLD


52) Ford, Gus L. TEXAS CATTLE BRANDS: A Catalog of the Texas Centennial Exhibition 1958, 2nd edition, Clyde C. Cockrell Company, Dallas. An important range work that depicts 491 Texas cattle brands with illustration and history of each. Includes brief history of Texas Cattlemen’s Association by E.B. Spiller; “Brands as Evidence of Ownership in Prosecution for Theft” by Charles E. Coombes; “Texas Cattle” by W.L. Stangel; and biographical data on 53 noted ranchers of the 19th century. 240pp w/maps, indexes to brands and branding irons. HB/DJ near fine copy, scarce…..250.00 SOLD


53) [FREEMASONRY] Carter, James David EDUCATION and MASONRY in TEXAS to 1846, and EDUCATION and Masonry in Texas, 1846-1861 TWO VOLUMES. 1963/1964, 1st editions, Waco. From the introduction by Frederick Erby:

“… clearly demonstrates that Freemasonry was a major instrument in meeting and overcoming the crisis in education of a century ago.” 251/753pp w/bibliography, index. HB, both volumes light blue cloth w/decoration……2 volume set = 50.00 SOLD


54) [FREEMASONRY] Carter, James David [ed] THE FIRST CENTURY OF SCOTTISH RITE MASONRY IN TEXAS 1867-1967 edited by James David Carter. 1967, 1st edition, Waco. Comprehensive history of the Masons in Texas. 508pp w/photos, index. Hardback, purple cloth, near fine copy.....35.00 SOLD


55) [GALVESTON COUNTY] GALVESTON ISLAND: or, A Few Months Off The Coast of Texas: The Journal of Francis C. Sheridan, 1839-1840 1954, 1st edition, Austin. Sheridan, a British subject, was sent to Texas in 1839 to contribute an eyewitness opinion to the deliberations going on in London concerning the proposed recognition of the new Republic called Texas. 172pp w/illus, appendices, index. Small HB/DJ very good……45.00 SOLD


56) Gard, Wayne, et al ALONG THE EARLY TRAILS OF THE SOUTHWEST 1969, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, Austin. Illustrated by Melvin Warren, with six full-color paintings, and 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; and “The Goodnight-Loving Trail” by Donald Bubar. This edition is specially bound in half-leather and is SIGNED by each of the eight contributors……50.00 [lacks slipcase and print portfolio, priced accordingly] SOLD


57) [GEOLOGY] REPORT OF A RECONNAISANCE IN TRANS-PECOS TEXAS North of the Texas and Pacific Railway by George Burr Richardson. 1904, 1st edition, Von Boeckman-Jones Co., Austin. University of Texas Mineral Survey, Bulletin No. (, November, 1904. Laid in is a large folded, color-coded geologic map of the Trans-Pecos from Pecos River to Rio Grande. This study was done to determine the occurrence of underground water in the region. 119pp w/maps, photos, index. Gray wrapper. Very good with one-inch chip a bottom of spine, scarce…..55.00 SOLD


58) Goeth, Ottilie Fuchs MEMOIRS OF A TEXAS PIONEER GRANDMOTHER (Was Grossmutter Erzaehlt) 1805-1915 1982, reprint edition, Burnet. Translation, research and additions by Irma Goeth Guenther. Memoirs of a German immigrant who moved to Texas with her family in 1845 and settled in the Cypress Mill community west of Austin. 260pp w/illus, bib, index. HB/DJ very good……45.00


59) Good, Marilyn J. [editor] THREE DOLLARS PER MILE: Accounts of Early Surveying in Texas 1981, 1st edition, Eakin Press, Burnet. Some interesting accounts of surveyors working in the Texas wilderness, taken from journals, diaries and official reports. Includes brief biographies of many of the surveyors. 455pp w/photos and illustrations, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, very scarce……165.00


60) Green, Dr. Ben K. THE COLOR OF HORSES: The Scientific and Authoritative Identification of the Color of the Horse 1974, 1st limited edition of 150 copies, Flagstaff. 34 full-color paintings by Darol Dickinson. Green “has taken the research of thirty years and created an easily-read and well-documented book on how color occurs and can be identified in horses.” A real treasure for horse-lovers. 127pp. Folio HB black cloth and ¼ green leather, in black slipcase, fine condition. SIGNED by Green and Dickenson, this is #67, rare…………………..595.00. [Note: This limited edition rarely turns up!]


61) 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 near fine, this copy inscribed/SIGNED by J. Evetts Haley, Sr..……75.00 SOLD


62) Harris, Charles W. & Buck Rainey [co-editors] THE COWBOYS: Red River Valley Historical Series, Volume I 1975, 1st limited edition of 100 copies, University of Oklahoma Press. Ten essays about the myth and reality of the cowboy of the era between 1860 to 1910. 171pp w/photos, drawings and photographs. HB red leather w/decorated cover, SIGNED by both editors…75.00


63) Havins, T. R. CAMP COLORADO: A Decade of Frontier Defense 1964, 1st limited edition of 500 copies*, Brownwood. A history of the remote military outpost that was located in what is now Coleman County, Texas, from 1856 until the end of the Civil War. Chronicles the campaigns and Indian encounters of the units stationed there. Robert E. Lee, Twiggs, Van Dorn and Smith; McCulloch and Barry all spent time at this outpost. 199pp w/map endpapers, bibliography, appendix, index. HB green cloth--there is one faint library stamp at the bottom of the title page, another stamp on p. 19, overall a very good copy of this rare title…..350.00 SOLD


64) Havins, T. R. BEYOND THE CIMARRON: Major Earl Van Dorn In Comanche Land 1968, 1st edition, Brownwood. A good account of Van Dorn’s 1858 campaign against the Comanche in West Texas and Oklahoma. Fort Chadbourne, Camp Colorado, Fort Sill, more. 113pp w/maps, illustrations, biblio. HB/DJ, a fine, apparently unused copy, very scarce………175.00 SOLD


65) Hawker, John AGAVES, YUCCAS, and THEIR KIN: Seven Genera of the Southwest 2016, 1st printing, Texas Tech Press, Lubbock. A full-color guide to some of the most recognizable yuccas of the southwestern United States: century plants, sotols, false agaves, chaparral yuccas, false yuccas, beargrasses, and true yuccas. Intended for the layperson, covers all currently recognized Taxa of these seven genera found in Texas and the Southwest.430pp w/maps, full-color photos, biblio, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]….49.95 


Full-color modern-day range photos showing working cowboys from Mexico to Montana

66) Heil, Rene’ A. [photographer] DUST AND SMOKE: Tied Hard and Fast 2006, 1st edition, Blue Sage Books, Follett. Spring branding photos from twenty-one ranches from Texas to Montana. 165pp w/photos, fine copy, SIGNED……………………55.00 SOLD

67) Heil, Rene’ A. [photographer] DUST AND SMOKE: Ropers and Flankers 2006. 1st edition, Blue Sage Books, Follett. Spring branding roundups from Mexico to Montana. 157pp w/photos. Oblong folio HB/DJ fine….....................................................45.00 SOLD

68) Heil, Rene’ A. [photographer] DUST AND SMOKE: Spring Roundup in the Nebraska Sandhills 2005, 1st edition, Blue Sage Books, Follett. 148pp w/photos, map. Oblong folio HB/DJ, fine, inscribed/SIGNED…………………………………...55.00 SOLD

69) Heil, Rene’ A. [photographer] DUST AND SMOKE: Hot Irons and Sharp Knives 2007, 1st edition, Blue Sage Books, Follett. Photos of spring roundups I Texas, New Mexico, Colorado & Arizona. 157pp w/photos. Oblong Folio HB/DJ fine……….45.00 SOLD

70) Heil, Rene’ A [photographer] DUST AND SMOKE: Tough Cowboys and Good Horses 2009, 1st edition, Blue Sage Books, Follett. Range photos from working ranches in Texas, South Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico. 167pp w/phot0s. Oblong folio..45.00 SOLD


71) Henderson, Carol Durham IT’LL RAIN SOMEDAY…ALWAYS DOES: A Historical Narrative 2021,1st edition, Fort Worth. The story of Thomas Henry Cherryhomes who left a hardscrabble dirt farm near Austin at the age of 16 in 1876. In 1890, he bought acreage and eventually established the largest ranching operation in Jack county. 265pp w/map, contemporary photo section. Folio HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……36.95


72) Holden, William Curry A RANCHING SAGA: The Lives of William Electious Halsell and Ewing Halsell 1976, 1st edition, San Antonio. Two Volumes. Drawings by Jose Cisneros. Biographies of two generations of the leading men who founded and carried on a vast ranching empire that began in Texas in 1854. Includes information about the Three D Ranch, Cimarron Ranch, Bird Creek Ranch, Big Creek Ranch, Decatur and Dan Waggoner, the Civil War, Texas Ranch, Farias, Heel Flies, cattle rustlers, outlaws and more. 568pp w/illus, references, index. Two volumes cloth in slipcase, inscribed/SIGNED by Holden…..165.00


73) Hussey, Ann Krueger, et al. KELLY AIR FORCE BASE: Eight-Five Years of Service, 1916-2001 2001, 1st edition, San Antonio. A history of the Air Force Base in San Antonio. Include a history of Military aviation that began in San Antonio. 396pp w/many photos, roster of Commanders w/portraits. Folio HB/DJ fine copy……40.00 SOLD


74) Johnston, Eliza Griffin TEXAS WILD FLOWERS 1972, Deluxe edition—1st printing, Shoal Creek Publishers, Austin. Contains full color reproductions of the author's wild flower paintings which she did for her husband, General Albert Sidney Johnston, in the 1840s and ‘50s. Includes a biography of the author by Dr. Mildred Mayhall. 206pp w/100 full-page plates, index to flowers. Folio HB, leatherette w/decorated cover, scarce [the front cover has some scuff marks, otherwise very good]…….75.00 SOLD


75) Kelton, Elmer THE SMILING COUNTRY 1998, advance uncorrected proof copy, NY. wrprs/SIGNED (no inscription)...55.00 SOLD


76) Kelton, Elmer TEXAS VENDETTA 2004, advance uncorrected proof copy. Wrprs/SIGNED (no inscription).....................55.00 SOLD


77) Kelton, Elmer [editor/introduction by] ACE REID AND THE COWPOKES CARTOONS 2002, reprint, Austin. A lengthy and entertaining intro by Elmer Kelton tells a lot about the cartoonist’s life. 139 of Ace’s most popular cartoons are reproduced in large format to show the artistry and attention to detail that characterized his work. Folio softcover, new [multi-copies]…...24.95


78) [KERR COUNTY] THE HISTORY OF EASTERN KERR COUNTY, TEXAS by Gerald Witt. 1986, 1st edition, Nortex Press, Austin. Includes historical articles and many family histories. 272pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ very good., SIGNED….85.00


79) 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; 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, biblio, index. HB maroon w/gilt lettering and design, scarce…85.00


80) Lasater, Laurence M. THE LASATER PHILOSOPHY OF CATTLE RAISING 1972, 1st limited edition of 295 copies, El Paso. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Author explains in detail the “Six Essentials” for successful cattle raising laid down by his father, Tom Lasater. 69pp w/photos, index. Hardback bound in half calf and linen, in pictorial slipcase, fine condition. This copy numbered and SIGNED by Laurence Lasater, Carl Hertzog, and Tom Lasater.............175.00


81) Lasater, Annette N. TWO TO MEXICO 1979, 1st limited edition of 199 copies, San Angelo. Author tells of her and her husband’s ranching experiences in northern Mexico in the 1960s and ‘70s. 182pp. with glossary and map endpapers. HB ¼ leather and white cloth binding w/photo pasted on/no dj as issued, numbered and SIGNED………..125.00 SOLD

81b) Another edition – TWO TO MEXICO – 1979, 1st trade edition, HB white cloth w/photo SIGNED……90.00 SOLD


82) [LEA, TOM] TOM LEA: An Oral History edited by Rebecca Craver & Adair Margo. 1995, 2nd printing, El Paso. A compil-ation of fifteen hours of taped interviews with Lea. Included are family photographs and papers, and full-color reproductions of some of his work. 185pp w/bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, as new…..29.95


83) Lindsey, Ellis & Gene Riggs BARNEY K. RIGGS: The Yuma and Pecos Avenger 2002, 1st edition, np. Both authors are descendants of Barney Riggs, and have diligently researched to give a balanced overview of his controversial life. Riggs was pardoned from Yuma prison in 1887 after risking his life to save that of the superintendent. He returned to the Pecos/Fort Stockton area, and became embroiled in a feud with Jim Miller and his gang of killers. There is considerable material on Jim Miller, sheriffs A.J. Royal and Bud Frazier, John Wesley Hardin, Dee Harkey, and other well-known characters of the era. 342pp with photos, appendix, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, out-of-print, SIGNED by Lindsey…..40.00


84) Lintel, Amy Von GEORGIA O’KEEFFE’S WARTIME TEXAS LETTERS 2020, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. This book brings to readers the collected O’Keeffe correspondence with her future husband back East while she was teaching at Texas Normal College in Amarillo at a time when “when she discovered her own voice as a young, successful, and independent woman . . a dedicated faculty member at a brand-new college . . . a vibrant, progressive woman who spoke her mind and fought for her beliefs to be heard.” 224pp w/color repros of some of her works, biblio, index. HB/DJ new[multi copies]…..28.00


85) Lockhart, Col. Vincent M. T-PATCH TO VICTORY: The 36th “Texas” Division—France, German, Austria 1981, 1st edition, Canyon. “The story of the 36th from the landing in Southern France on 15 August 1944 to the end of the war on 8 May 1945.” Includes stories of eight men who were awarded the Medal of Honor. 324pp w/photos, maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, dust jacket slightly worn, now in protective cover, inscribedSIGNED…….85.00 SOLD


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


87) Maissin, Eugene THE FRENCH IN MEXICO AND TEXAS (1838-1839) 1961, 1st English translation, limited to 500 copies, The Anson Jones Press, Salado. Translated from the French with introduction and notes by James L. Shepherd, III. Jenkins, BTB, p. 174: “Maissin’s journey to Texas occurred about the same time as [Theodore Frederic] Gailladet’s and provides an interesting alternative French view of the new [Texas] Republic.” While on an expedition, Maissin recorded his observations on its history, the people he encountered, climate, geography, and prospects for the infant republic. Several chapters devoted to the Mexican war with France, Santa Anna. 254pp w/illus, notes, app, index. Folio HB turquoise cloth w/gold on black lettering...75.00 SOLD


88) Martin, Jack BORDER BOSS: Captain John R. Hughes, Texas Ranger 1942, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Biography of Hughes who served as a Ranger from 1887 to 1915, with sketches, comments and reminiscences relating to some of his contemporaries. 236pp w/frontispiece, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has some edgewear, otherwise bright and colorful]………160.00 SOLD


89) Mattson, Andrea L. THE STALLION FINDER 1996: Stallion & Breeders Directory for American Quarter Horses, American Paint Horses 1995, 1st printing, Wamego. Each category contains 1) Alphabetical Stallion List; 2) Pedigree index (Sires/Grandsires); 3) Pedigree index (Dams); State index (City – State – Color). Includes “Breeders Directory.”

305pp w/illustrations. . Folio wrappers……40.00


90) McAfee, W.R. THE CATTLEMEN 1989, 1st edition, Alvin. The story of the Reid brothers who founded the Eleven Bar 11 ranch in the Barrilla Mountains northeast of Fort Davis. 266pp w/map, photos, index. HB/DJ fine copy, publisher’s brochure laid in SIGNED…..……..90.00


91) McAleese, Barbara E. ECHOES ALONG THE PECOS RIVER: Intriguing Ranch Tales From West Texas 2014, 1st edition, np. “A vivid history of five generations of Far West Texas’s Babb Family – good times and bad, murder and danger, drought and loss.” First hand accounts and stories passed down by the family. 225pp w/photos, sources. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available] SIGNED………..19.95


92) McDaniel, Ruel SOME RAN HOT 1939, 1st edition, Regional Press, Dallas. A history of the oil discovery in Rusk County that created the greatest oil boom the world has ever known. This book depicts the discovery, “the frenzied days of trading, fighting, hot-oil running and martial law, as well as the days of chaos and five-cent oil and the coming of regulation and, finally, order.” 253pp. HB black cloth w/gilt decoration, near fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED…..225.00 SOLD


93) McKay, Seth Shepard SEVEN DECADES OF THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION OF 1876 1942, 1st edition, Lubbock. Traces the “background, formation, adoption, and amendment of the venerable Texas Constitution of 1876.” 245pp w/appendices, biblio, index. HB, blue cloth……25.00


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


95) [MOORE COUNTY] MOORE COUNTY: Memories That Count edited by Jay B. Funk & James C. Jarrett. 1986, 1st edition, Canyon. 342pp w/photos, historical articles. Folio HB, ex-library……45.00


96) Morris, John W. [editor] BOUNDARIES OF OKLAHOMA 1980, 1st edition, Oklahoma Historical Society. Seven historians give the story of Oklahoma’s changing boundaries before it finally became a state. 142pp w/maps, index. HB green cloth……35.00


97) McCright, Grady E. & James H. Powell JESSE EVANS: Lincoln County Badman 1983, 1st trade edition, limited, College Station. The story of Evans, an outlaw, hired gunfighter, cattle rustler, and a principal figure in the infamous Lincoln County War. 239pp w/photos, notes, appendix, bibliography, index. Trade paperback, fine copy…..35.00


98) Murrah, David J. OIL, TAXES, and CATS: A History of the Devitt Family and the Mallet Ranch 1994, 1st edition, Lubbock. The remarkable story of the family that founded, then held together the 100,000 acre Hockley County ranch. 247pp w/notes, map, photos, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED…….45.00


99) Nance, Joseph Milton DARE-DEVILS ALL: The Texan Mier Expedition, 1842-1844 1998, 1st edition, 2nd printing, Eakin Press, Austin. Edited by Archie P. Mcdonald. The complete and detailed story of the ill-fated expedition that begins with its formation in response to Mexican raids into Texas through the decision to cross into Mexico, the group’s capture at Mier, and their longtime imprisonment in Mexico—hardships endured, survival, diplomatic efforts to free the men and the realities of the Mexican bureaucracy. An appendix gives a complete listing with personal data of the expedition’s personnel. 547pp w/illustrations, map, appendix, biblio, index. HB/DJ near fine copy…..125.00


100) Nations, Sondra & Tim Madigan TARANTULA PROJECT: Fort Worth & Western Railroad 2017, 1st edition, Fort Worth. A colorful history of the Fort Worth & Western that “began as a dream of old-time railroad romance and a gift to the city. It became one of the most successful short line railroads, and an engine of economic growth for North and Central Texas, and beyond.” 251pp w/many full-color photos. Folio HB bound in tan leather w/decorated cover, beautiful book!.......165.00


101) Nye, Nelson C. SPEED AND THE QUARTER HORSE: A Payload of Sprinters 1973, 1st ed, Idaho. Tells the stories of many notable race horses and how they won success. Includes discussions on early organized Quarter Horse racing, opinions about training, and much more. 356pp w/many photos, appendix, index. Folio HB/DJ book is very good, dj severely worn and chipped, now in protective cover…..45.00


102) Patterson, Betty Crouch HONDO, MY FATHER 1979, 1st edition, Shoal Creek Publishers, Austin. Entertaining biography of the “Clown Prince of Luckenbach.”268pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ very good, SIGNED…….40.00 SOLD


103) [PECOS COUNTY] TEXAS’ LAST FRONTIER: Fort Stockton and the Trans-Pecos, 1861-1895 by Clayton W. Williams. Edited by Ernest Wallace. 1982, 1st edition, College Station. A chronological narrative history of the settling of the Texas frontier from the time the Fort Stockton post was abandoned to Confederate units in 1861 through the Indian battles for control of the region, to the time when frontier order arrived. 457pp w/maps, ill, photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ, near fine….60.00


104) Penfield, Thomas DIG HERE! 1967, 2nd printing of the revised edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Legend and lore of 100 lost treasures and mines, with approximate locations in the Southwest and Mexico. 240pp w/endpaper maps. HB/DJ fine…….35.00 SOLD


105) 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…..125.00


106) 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 SOLD


107) [RODEO] THE FINALS 1959-2008: A Complete History of the First 50 Years of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2008, 1st trade edition, PRCA. Intro by Harry Vold. Documents the history of the sport’s grandest event, giving insight into the contestants and their efforts over the first half century of the NFR. Includes many human interest stories, and each year’s results in every event. 253pp w/photos. Oblong folio, large format, very good…..45.00


108) Rogers, Mondel OLD RANCHES OF THE TEXAS PLAINS 1976, 1st edition, College Station. Foreword by Mitchell A. Wilder. With 80 beautiful paintings—57 in full-color—Rogers presents a unique record of the development of ranch architecture on the West Texas Plains. Many old historical structures are here in artistic detail: Palo Duro Camp, the old LX dugout; Matador Ranch headquarters, the Four Sixes barn, many old ranch mansions, and more. 124pp. Oblong folio HB/DJ, fine copy….55.00


109) Rouse, John E. THE CRIOLLO: Spanish Cattle in the Americas 1977, 1st edition, Norman. The Criollo was the ancestor of the better known Longhorn. This book gives its history from its genesis and introduction to the American continent by the Spaniards. 303pp w/photos, maps, appendices, sources, index. HB/DJ near fine copy………60.00


110) Schmitz, Joseph William TEXAN STATECRAFT 1836-1845 1941, 1st edition, Naylor Company, San Antonio. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This monograph provides the best [and first] analysis of the diplomatic activities of the Republic of Texas…Schmitz also shows clearly that in such men as Sam Houston, Anson Jones, Ashbel Smith, James Hamilton, and others, Texas possessed some of the most intelligent and capable diplomats in the world during that era.” 266pp w/notes, bibliography, index. HB brown cloth, minor wear at spine, overall very good and sound condition, very scarce……85.00 SOLD


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


112) Smithwick, Noah THE EVOLUTION OF A STATE, or Recollections of the old Texas Days 1995, limited edition reprint edition, W. Thomas Taylor Publisher, Austin. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Alwyn Barr. Jenkins, BTB: “Of all Texas memoirs, this is the most fun to read. J. Frank Dobie called it the ‘best of all books dealing with life in early Texas’.” Texas Rangers, Comanches, pioneer social life, James Bowie, S.F. Austin, Sam Houston, much more. 293pp. w/index. Folio HB w/decorated cover…….48.00 SOLD


113) [SOUTH TEXAS—Heritage Corridor] BORDER LANDS SKETCHBOOK (Libro de Bosquejos Fronterizos) by Ben P. Bailey. 1976, 1st edition, Waco. Written in both English and Spanish, with translations by Channing Horner and Louise Bailey Horner. A detailed study of the architectural diversity along Texas’ southern border from Laredo to the mouth of the Rio Grande that reflects the region’s inherent cultures. 170pp w/drawings by the author, and illustrated glossary of architectural terms. Folio HB/DJ near fine…..125.00


114) [SOUTH TEXAS—Heritage Corridor] A SHARED EXPERIENCE: The History, Architecture and Historic Designs of the Lower Rio Grande Heritage Corridor edited by Mario L. Sanchez & Aura Nell Ranzau, Jr. Foreword by T.A. Fehrenbach; historical survey by Jerry D. Thompson. The two-hundred mile stretch of the Rio Grande from Laredo to Brownsville is one of the more historic areas of the United States. 246pp w/maps, photos, foldout historical map in pocket. Folio softcover, fine copy…45.00 SOLD


115) [SOUTH TEXAS—Heritage Corridor] RIO GRANDE HERITAGE: A Pictorial History by Brian Robertson.1985, 1st edition, Hidalgo County Historical Commission. A history of the region that encompasses Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy and Starr counties. 215pp w/maps, photos, index. Folio HB leather bound w/gold lettering.. fine copy…..40.00


116) [STARR COUN TY[ ROMA 1971-19971, 1st edition, Thesis for Texas Historic Resources Fellowship, UT School of Architecture, Austin. This study of Starr County’s Roma includes history, architecture, historical museum, retrospect. 93pp w/map, photos, drawings, bibliography, index. Folio wrprs, fine copy, SIGNED….100.00


117) Stembridge, Terry & Caleb Pirtle III KILGORE: Visions of Forgotten Streets 2007, 1st edition, Dockery House Publishing, Dallas. This massive volume is a pictorial history of the Kilgore oil boom of the 1930s that altered the face of a quiet little farming town virtually overnight. 437pp profusely illustrated with period photographs. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by Pirtle…125.00 SOLD


118) [STERLING COUNTY] MILLING AROUND STERLING COUNTY: A History of Sterling County edited by Beverly Daniels. 1980, 1st edition, Canyon. 382pp w/many photos, historical articles, 220 pages of family histories, bibliography.

Folio HB green cloth gold stamped spine and front cover, a six pages have stories bracketed in red pencil….165.00


119) [TERRELL COUNTY] THE SANDERSON FLOOD OF 1965: Crisis In A Rural Community by Russell Ashton Scogin. Includes a brief background history of the community. 109pp w/photos, maps, appendices, bibliography. Wrprs…..30.00 SOLD


120) [TERRY COUNTY] EARLY SETTLERS OF TERRY: A History of Terry County, Texas 1968, 1st edition, Hereford. 118pp w/photos, pioneer biographies, “records,” index. Folio HB w/decorated cover, fine copy….45.00


121) Tetzlaff, Otto W. [editor and translator] THE EMIGRANT TO TEXAS: A Handbook and Guide for Those Who Want to Colonize (Settle) in Texas… 1979, 1st English translation, Eakin Publications, Burnett. An interesting guide for German Emigrants to the Republic of Texas that was originally published in 1846. 118pp w/photos, maps. HB/DJ near fine, scarce…….80.00


122) [TEXAS MUSIC] “TEXAS” Great Songs of the Lone Star State (Piano/Vocal/Chords) 1985, 1st printing, Miami. "The book was prepared to gather the bits of history and style from the early 20th century - the era of the romantic cowboy - the songs from its history of conflict, and the contemporary tunes which still reflect the Texans' great pride in their land and in their way of living on it.".63pp. Folio wrappers, fine condition….27.00


123) Tiling, Moritz HISTORY OF THE GERMAN ELEMENT IN TEXAS FROM 1820-1850 and Historical Sketches of the German Texas Singers’ League and Houston Turnverein from 1853-1913 1913, 1st edition, Houston. Includes chapters on Robert Kleberg, the beginnings of immigration in 1820, causes and result of the Texans War for Independence, Meusebach’s expedition and his treaty with the Comanche Indians, and much more. 225pp. HB maroon cloth, very good, scarce…125.00


124) Traywick, Ben THAT WICKED LITTLE GRINGO: Story of Tombstone’s John Slaughter 2001, 1st edition, Tombstone. Slaughter “brought law and order to Cochise County [Arizona] with the law in one hand and a pearl handled .44 in the other.” Interesting biography. 186pp w/many photos. Trade paperback w/pictorial cover, fine copy, SIGNED……….30.00


125) Wallace, Ernest RANALD S. MACKENZIE ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER 1965, 1st edition, Lubbock. Colonel Mackenzie, a young cavalryman who had earned his reputation as a fighting man in the Civil War, is perhaps more than any other man responsible for the final subjugation of the nomadic Comanche and Kiowas who had terrorized the frontier for decades. 214pp w/maps, photos, index. HB green cloth, SIGNED, very good copy lacking dj…..150.00


126) Weber, Jim & Lynne Weber NATIVE HOST PLANTS FOR TEXAS MOTHS: A Field Guide 2022, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “Today there are about 4,700 species of moths recognized in Texas, with new species and their host plant associations still being discovered. This guide is an informative introduction to the world of moths and their host plants, providing a better understanding of how to discover, support, and protect these important insects.”288pp w/maps, illus, index. Flexbound, new [multiple copies available]……29.95


127) Worcester, Don THE SPANISH MUSTANG: From the Plains of Andalusia to the Prairies of Texas. 1986, 1st edition, El Paso. Recipient of the C.L. Sonnichsen Book Award. A history of this “loyal and dependable animal.” 97pp w/notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket has light edgewear, now in protective cover) inscribed/SIGNED…..37.50


128) [YARBOROUGH, RALPH W] RALPH WEBSTER YARBOROUGH AT 80: A Gathering of Tributes From Several of His Book-Loving Friends 1994, 1st limited edition of 100 copies, Privately Printed, Austin. Friends of Yarborough’s who contributed essays about their friendship with Yarborough include Dudley R. Dobie, Jeff Dykes, Joe B. Frantz, Carl Hertzog, John H. Jenkins, Al Lowman, and Dorman H. Winfrey. 33pp w/photos. Folio HB blue cloth, fine copy, SIGNED by Dykes……..100.00

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