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CATALOG #326, April, 2022



1) Adams, Alexander B. GERONIMO: A Biography 1971, 1st edition, NY. A comprehensive biography that tells the story of Geronimo and his contemporaries among the Southern Apaches: Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, Nana; and others. And tells of the whites who were involved in the Apache wars, including General Crook, Oliver Howard, Royal Whitman, and others. 381pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ near fine….30.00 SOLD


2) Allhands, J.L. TOOLS OF THE EARTH MOVER: Yesterday and Today, Preserved in Pictures 1951, 1st edition, Huntsville. An interesting history of how mankind has moved earth to suit his needs from prehistoric to contemporary times. Everything that ever moved dirt is covered. 362pp w/illustrations & photos on every page w/extensive text. Folio leather fine copy, SIGNED..125.00 SOLD


3) [ARCHEOLOGY] THE ARCHITECTURE OF HUNTING: The Built Environment of Hunter-Gatherers and its Impact on Mobility, Property, Leadership, and Labor edited by Michael R. Waters & Ted Goebel. 2022, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “Investigates the creation and use of hunting architecture by hunter-gatherers. Hunting architecture—including blinds, drive lanes, and fishing weirs—is a global phenomenon found across a broad spectrum of cultures, time, geography, and environments. This study serves as the new standard guide for anyone interested in hunter-gatherers and their built environment.” 179pp w/maps, photos, tables, references, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, new [multiple copies available]……..65.00


4) [ART] DADDY-O’S BOOK OF BIG-ASS ART by Bob Wade [with W.K. Stratton & Rachel Wade. 2020, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Foreword by Kinky Friedman. “…features images of more than a hundred of Wade’s most famous pieces, complete with the wild tales that lie behind the art, told in brief essays by both Wade and more than forty noted artists and writers familiar with Wade’s work.” 206pp w/illus, appendix, index. Folio HB/DJ CLEARANCE: 40% OFF= $$21.00 (was $35.00) SOLD


5) Bartlett, Robert M. THOSE VALIANT TEXANS – A BREED APART 1989, 1st edition, Portsmouth. This book about the Texas War for Independences tells of the some of the valiant men who fought and died with the focus on the Hill family, whose son, John Christopher Columbus was adopted by Santa Anna after the Battle of Mier in 1842. 218pp w/ill, notes. HB/DJ fine copy..50.00 SOLD


6) Bean, Christopher B. [editor] TEXAS AND TEXANS IN WORLD WAR II, 1941-1945 2022, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “An informative look at the challenges faced by Texans on the home front during the Second World War: Several writers look at many factors involving women, blacks, Tejanos, and Whites. 357pp w/notes, index. HB new[multi-copies]… 39.95


7) Bedford, Hilory G. TEXAS INDIAN TROUBLES: The Most thrilling Events in The History of Texas 1905, 1st edition, Hargraves Printing Co., Dallas. Many first-hand accounts of Indian atrocities and captivities, including Cynthia Ann Parker and her recapture; the Negro Britt family; Babb family massacre; Elm Creek fight; Big Foot Wallace; and much, more—about thirty or more stories, many set in the North Texas and Knox county areas. From the author’s preface: “The main object of this book will be to place on record a correct history of the facts connected with, and the sacrifices made by, the early settlers in order to redeem this great land from the hands of the roving bands of Indians that had always occupied it and had done nothing to improve or develop it.” Says a lot. 231pp. The originally wrappers have been rebound complete in blue cloth with gilt lettering, overall a fine copy…225.00 SOLD


8) Bedichek, Roy THE SENSE OF SMELL 1960, 1st edition, NY. “A fascinating account of the olfactory sense in animals, insects and birds….” 264pp w/notes, bibliography. HB/DJ very good copy, scarce….50.00 SOLD


9) [BEE COUNTY] HISTORY OF BEE COUNTY by J.G. Rountree II. 1960, 1st edition, published by the author. Historical articles; Indians massacre Irish colonists; list of 1959 landowners; a long list of earliest settlers (genealogy); interesting letters from various landowners; also an account of the author’s road trip through Mexico in the 1950s. 200pp. Folio wrappers, fine…65.00 SOLD


10) [BEXAR COUNTY] THE SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS AND THEIR SYSTEM OF LAND TENURE by Felix D. Almaraz, Jr. 1989, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. A study with maps, illustrations by Jose Cisneros.100pp illustrations, appendices, index. HB tan cloth, very good, SIGNED…….38.00 SOLD


11) Boessenecker, John SHOTGUNS AND STAGECOACHES: The Brave Men Who Rode For Wells Fargo in the Wild West 2018, 1st edition, NY. “Unearths thrilling little-known tales of the Old West’s heroes and highwayman.” Reads like a novel….! 348pp w/illus, notes, index. HB/DJ, as new.........29.99 SOLD


12) Burton, Art. T. CHEROKEE BILL: Black Cowboy—Indian Outlaw 2020-1st edition, Eakin Press, Fort Worth. Biography of Cherokee Bill, a colorful criminal of the western frontier. He was part African American living in the Indian Territory, and part Native American and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation from his mother’s lineage. 181pp w/photos, bib, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]……17.95


13) Cadden, Don TIED HARD AND FAST: Apache Adams-Big Bend Cowboy no date, Outskirts Press, Denver. A cowboy tells of his experiences in the Big Bend country. 155pp w/map, photos. Inscribed/SIGNED by Cadden and Adams……..24.95


14) Caldwell, Ruth Elliott McEntire THROUGH THESE PORTALS: The Story of the George H. McEntire Family and the U Ranch 2007, 1st limited edition of 400 copies, North Concho Press, Sterling County. Edited by Christine M. Gilbert. A portrayal of the history of the family and the founding and subsequent successes of the U Ranch in Sterling County, Texas. 283pp w/map end-papers, many photos. Folio HB leather spine on marbled boards, #142 inscribed/SIGNED by Caldwell, handsome volume….250.00 SOLD


15) Carter, Capt. Robert G. THE OLD SERGEANT’S STORY: Fighting Indians and Bad Men in Texas from 1870 to 1876 1982, 2nd edition, Bryan. This edition has a new introduction by Byron Price and a new index and foreword by John M. Carroll, plus a bibliographic checklist of Carter’s other works, and original artwork by Jose Cisneros has been used on the dust jacket. Reminiscences of Sergeant John B. Charlton who served with Carter in the 4th Cavalry under Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie. The regiment conducted a series of successful operations against the Kiowa, Comanche and Kickapoo Indians on the Texas frontier. The unit also chased fugitives and deserters and some of these incidents are included. 227pp. Folio HB/DJ, near fine…….85.00


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


17) [COKE COUNTY] COKE COUNTY compiled by Mrs. R. Russell Heaner, chairman Coke County book Committee. 1984,

1st limited edition. 516pp w/many photos, endpaper map, historical articles, 380 pages of family histories. Folio HB bound in cloth and ¼ leather with pictorial cover, near fine copy, SIGNED by Heaner……..200.00


18) Cole, D.C. THE CHIRICAHUA APACHE: 1846-1876 From War to Reservation 1988, 1st edition, Albuquerque. This history of the Apache includes “a rare look at their most cherished beliefs and ceremonies.”219pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy………..45.00 SOLD


19) [COLEMAN COUNTY] ROCKWOOD, TEXAS: Our Hometown compiled by Artie Jean [King] Sitterle. 2004, 2nd printing, np. 434pp with maps, photos, many historical articles, 1900 through 1930 censuses; military records; Rockwood cemetery inventory; 294 pages of family biographies; index. Folio black cloth, fine condition…..85.00-


20) Cook, James H. FIFTY YEARS ON THE OLD FRONTIER: As Cowboy, Hunter, Guide, Scout, and Ranchman 1923, 1st edition, Yale University Press, New Haven. Introduction by Brigadier-General Charles King, U.S.V. A classic western frontier narrative with much on cowboys, outlaws, and the Indian wars. Dobie, LIFE AND LITERATURE: “Cook came to Texas soon after the close of the Civil War and became a brush popper on the Frio River. Nothing better on cow work in the brush country and trail-driving in the seventies has appeared.” The author participated in the cowboy gunfight with New Mexico lawman Elfega Baca and gives a good account of that incident. 291pp w/photos, index. HB black cloth w/gilt lettering at spine, light scuffing along edges of boards.….85.00 SOLD


21) Cortes, Jose [Lt. in the Royal Corps of Engineers, 1799] VIEWS FROM THE APACHE FRONTIER: Report on the Northern Provinces of New Spain 1989, 1st edition, Norman. Edited by Elizabeth A.H. John; translated by John Wheat. Cortes was a keen observer and was especially fascinated with the Apaches he encountered in various presidios in the late 18th century. 163pp w/illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..35.00 SOLD


22) [CROCKETT COUNTY] A HISTORY OF CROCKETT COUNTY 1976, 1st edition, Ozona. 592pp w/photos, maps, historical articles, law enforcement, ranching and economic development, much more, plus family histories with index to families. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, very scarce……185.00


23) Crosby, Thelma & Eve Ball BOB CROSBY: World Champion Cowboy 1966, “Trophy Edition,” limited to 175 copies, Clarendon. Introduction by S. Omar Barker; illustrations by Olive Vandruff Bugbee. Crosby’s wife tells of his life as a champion rodeo performer in the period between the world wars. 244pp w/illustrations. Over-sized HB bound in dark blue cloth with paste-down leather title on front cover, no dust jacket as issued, SIGNED by both authors……165.00 SOLD


24) Custer, Elizabeth Bacon TENTING ON THE PLAINS 1887, 1st edition, Charles L. Webster and Co., NY. The wife of General George A. Custer writes of the life she and her husband shared during the twelve years she followed him from post to post as an army wife. These stories deal mostly with the post-Civil War period when General Custer was stationed first in Texas and later on the Kansas frontier. 702pp w/maps, illus. HB this copy has new endpapers with original free endpapers, and has been handsomely rebound in genuine brown leather, and the title and author’s name have been removed from the original and glued onto the spine of this volume, an attractive addition to anyone’s library…..225.00 SOLD


25) Cutbirth, Ruby Nichols ED NICHOLS RODE A HORSE 1943, 1st edition, Dallas. Frontispiece by Jerry Bywaters. “Salty reminiscences of an old-time cowboy and peace officer who has ridden through most of the history of Bosque County, Texas.” This narrative in Nichols’ own words, as told to his daughter. 134pp. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by Nichols & Cutbirth…..135.00


26) Davis, Joe Tom LEGENDARY TEXIANS VOLUME I 1982, 2nd printing, Eakin Press, Austin. 8 “Legendary Texans” are profiled: Jane Long, Deaf Smith, David G. Burnet, Wm. B. Travis, Bigfoot Wallace, John O. Meusebach, Charles Goodnight, and Shanghai Pierce. 184pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ fine…..24.95 SOLD

27) Davis, Joe Tom LEGENDARY TEXIANS VOLUME II 1985, 1st edition, Eakin Press, Austin. Profiles of 10 more Legendary Texans: Brit Bailey & Strap Buckner; Josiah Wilbarger; Pamela Mann; Gail Border; Cynthia Ann & Quanah Parker; L.H. McNelly; John Wesley Hardin, Roy Bean. 187pp w/illus, index. HB pictorial boards, fine…..24.95 SOLD

28) Davis, Joe Tom LEGENDARY TEXIANS VOLUME III 1986, 1st edition, Eakin Press, Austin. Seven more profiles: Michael Muldoon; The De Leon Family; The Groces and the Martins; Emily Morgan; William Goyens; Robert Potter; and Rufus C. Burleson. 232pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ fine…..24.95 SOLD


29) Dearen, Patrick SADDLING UP ANYWAY: The Dangerous Lives of Old-Time Cowboys 2006, 1st edition, Lanham. Brings to life the colorful and adventures through interviews with many old-time cowhands who cowboyed in the West before 1932, and some as far back into the 1870s. 177pp w/photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ, fine copy inscribed/SIGNED….45.00 SOLD


30) Dixon, Olive K. LIFE OF BILLY DIXON: Plainsman, Scout and Pioneer 1927, revised edition, Southwest Press, Dallas. A lengthy subtitle reads: “A narrative in which are described many things relating to the early Southwest, with an account of the fights between Indians and buffalo hunters at Adobe Walls and at Buffalo Wallow for which Congress voted the Medal of Honor to the survivors.” 251pp with some interesting period photos. HB tan cloth, very good…..55.00 SOLD


31) Dobie, J. Frank [editor] SPUR-of-the-COCK 1933, 1st edition, Texas Folklore Society Publication Number XI, Austin. Includes El Nino Perdido by Mary Stone & E.R. Sims; Folk Names of Texas Cacti by David Hall; Cats and the Occult by Martha Emmons; Old-Time Negro Proverbs; and more. 112pp w/index. Wrappers, very good…….35.00 SOLD


32) Earle, James H. [editor] THE CAPTURE OF BILLY THE KID 1988, 1st limited edition, College Station. Several accounts of The Kid’s capture at Stinking Springs are detailed, pus two newly discovered accounts by Cal Polk and Louis Bousman. 159pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..35.00


33) Erickson, John FINDING HANK: The Most-Often Asked Questions About Hank the Cowdog 2019, 1st edition, Perryton. Erickson and Hank answer the most-often questions about Hank, The Cowdog from second and third generation fans wanting to know…Who is Hank? Where did he come from and how did all this come about? And many more stories about his relationship with the longest running children’s series in America. 168pp w/illus, w/index. Folio HB, SIGNED copies available 29.99


34) Erickson, John ACE REID: Cowpoke 1984, 1st edition, Perryton. A fascinating and very humorous look at the cartoonist’s life. Includes a hilarious anecdote by Elmer Kelton. 156pp w/photos, illus, bib, index. Many photos. HB/DJ: I have a limited number of as new, unread copies SIGNED by Erickson……….24.95


35) Erwin, Allen A. THE SOUTHWEST OF JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, 1841-1922 1997, 2nd printing, Glendale. Fore-words by Ramon F. Adams and William McLeod Raine. Slaughter was a pioneer cattleman and trail-driver of Texas and Arizona, and sheriff of Tombstone. Associates of the lawman/rancher included Big Foot Wallace, Ben Thompson, James H., Cook, The Earps, Tom Horn, Al Sieber, the Apache Kid, Geronimo, Pancho Villa, just to name a few. The index looks like a virtual “Who’s Who” of Old West characters. 368pp w/photos, endpaper maps, bib, index. HB/DJ very good copy with tiny chips to dj...135.00 SOLD


36) Everett, Dick THE SOD-HOUSE FRONTIER, 1854-1890 1954, 2nd edition, Lincoln. “A social history of the Northern Plains from the creation of Kansas and Nebraska to the admission of the Dakotas.” Dick gives a fine, detailed account of how the farming element endured to build the Great Prairie Region that, at one time, had been considered “unfit for human habitation.” 550pp w/endpaper maps, period photos, bibliography, index. HB fine………40.00 SOLD


37) Fehrenbach, T.R. LONE STAR: A History of Texas and the Texans1968, 1st edition, NY. This well-written narrative is considered one of the best comprehensive histories of Texas. 751pp w/index. HB/DJ book is fine, dust jacket suffers silverfish bites around its edges, SIGNED………100.00 [condition noted]


38) Field, Dr. Joseph E. THREE YEARS IN TEXAS: Including a View of the Texan Revolution and An Account of the Principal Battles... 1935, facsimile reprint of the 1836 edition, Austin. Dr. Field was one of the few survivors of Col. Fannin’s command at Goliad. There is also a section entitled “The Commercial and Agricultural Advantages of Texas”. 59pp. HB..40.00 SOLD


39) [FISHER COUNTY] HISTORY OF FISHER COUNTY, TEXAS by E. L. Yeats & E.H. Shelton. 1971, 1st edition, np. 207pp w/photos, maps, historical articles, county brands illustrated, index. HB very good SIGNED by both authors….60.00 SOLD


40) Frost, H. Gordon & John H. Jenkins “I’M FRANK HAMER” The Life of a Texas Peace Officer 1968, 1st edition, Austin. Hamer’s career as a lawman was blistered with bullets and violence. He led the chase that ended in the de175.00mise of Bonnie and Clyde. 305pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ (dj has slight edgewear) overall very good…..175.00


41) Gentling, Stuart & Scott OF BIRDS AND TEXAS 2001, 1st trade edition, UT Press, Austin. Essay by John Graves. A collection of forty exquisitely detailed bird portraits and ten Texas landscapes, with commentary by artists Scott and Stuart Gentling and a personal essay by John Graves. 223pp w/full-color, full-page illustrations, biblio. Large folio HB/DJ fine copy……145.00


42) [GEOLOGY] TRAIL GUIDE TO THE UPPER PECOS by Arthur Montgomery & Patrick K. Sutherland. 1960, 1st edition, Socorro, NM. “Scenic Trips to the Geologic Past Bo. 6.” Series by New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology. 83pp w/many photos, maps in back pocket. 83pp. Wrprs, some silverfish damage to last four pages, map pocket intact….35.00


43) Gerland, Jonathan K. BOGGY SLOUGH: A Forest, A Family, and a Foundation for Land Conservation 2022, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “Boggy Slough Conservation Area is a 19,000-acre unbroken tract of pine and bottomland hardwood forest situated in East Texas’ Trinity and Houston counties. More than twenty miles of the Neches River serves as the eastern bound-ary, and for more than a century the land has been one of the state’s leading game and industrial forest management areas.” 360pp w/map, photos—many in full-color—notes, biblio, index. Folio HB/DJ new [multiple-copies available]….45.00


44) Gould, Frank W. COMMON TEXAS GRASSES: An Illustrated Guide 1978, 1st edition, College Station. 267pp w/illustrations, “Key to the Genera of the Grasses,” glossary, index. HB/DJ fine copy (long out-of-print in cloth)……45.00 SOLD


45) Graham, Don NO NAME ON THE BULLET: A Biography of Audie Murphy 1989, 1st edition, NY. Biography of the World War II hero who received the most medals of any American Soldier. 395pp w/photos, filmography, notes, index. HB/DJ…..70.00


46) Green, Ben K. THE SHIELD MARES 1967, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, Encino Press, Austin. Introduction by A. C. Greene; designed by William D. Wittliff. Many consider this to be Green’s best story. Hardback in slipcase, a clean, crisp copy, with slipcase that is scuffed at the spine, numbered and SIGNED by Green and Wittliff, quite scarce…….375.00


47) Green, Ben K. WILD COW TALES 1969, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, NY. Illustrated by Lorence Bjorklund. “Doc” Green spins thirteen entertaining yarns about his adventures with wild steers. 306pp. HB cloth in slipcase, near fine copy, slipcase scuffed at spine, numbered and SIGNED…..250.00


48) Green, Ben K. THE VILLAGE HORSE DOCTOR: West of the Pecos 1971, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, NY. Doc Green spins humorous and entertaining yarns about his time spent around Fort Stockton, Texas, as a practicing horse doctor. 306pp. HB fine in a fine slipcase, numbered and SIGNED………145.00


49) Greene, A.C. JOY TO THE WORLD 1995, 1st limited edition of 400 copies, The Book Club of Texas, Austin. Illustrations by Geoff Greene. A Christmas story. 18 unnumbered pages. Folio HN green and gray cloth w/red lettering, fine copy, A compact disc narrated by A.C. Greene is in back pocket, SIGNED………75.00 SOLD


50) Haley, J. Evetts JEFF MILTON: A Good Man With A Gun 1948, 1st edition, 1st state [w/inverted line on page 421] Norman. Illustrations by Harold D. Bugbee. Adams, SIX-GUNS, “An excellent biography of one of the famous law-enforcement officers of the Southwest...” Milton served on the frontiers of Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, and crossed paths with many notable outlaws including John Wesley Hardin and Bill “Black Jack” Christian. 430pp w/map, photos, index. HB/no dj, inscribed/SIGNED..150.00


51) Haley, J. Evetts ROUGH TIMES--TOUGH FIBER: A Fragmentary Family Chronicle 1976, 1st edition, Canyon. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Interesting stories of the Haley family’s pioneer days. 196pp w/photos, index. HB fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED by Haley…..100.00


52) Haley, J. Evetts FORT CONCHO AND THE TEXAS FRONTIER 1952, 1st edition, San Angelo. Designed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. Haley’s classic history of the frontier military outpost and the West Texas country that surrounds it. Chapters on the Great Comanche War Trail; the stage-coach mail; founding and building of Fort Concho; Mackenzie and his Indian campaigns; Grierson and Shafter; racial troubles on the Conchos; transportation and supply; everyday life at the post; more. 352pp w/maps, illus, index. HB/DJ near fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED…….250.00 SOLD


53) 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] 287pp w/ill, index. HB/DJ, very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED..150.00


54) Haley, J. Evetts THE ALAMO MISSION BELL 1974, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, published for the Nita Stewart Haley Library, Midland, by The Encino Press, Austin. Drawings by E.M. “Buck” Schiwetz. Haley recounts the story of when, in 1974, five Texans pooled their credit and bought back the Alamo Mission Bell that had somehow wound up with an antique dealer in Tennessee. There is also a retelling of the Alamo’s part in the Texas Revolution. 30pp. HB bound in cloth and ½ leather in slipcase, fine copy, numbered and SIGNED……..225.00 SOLD


55) Haley, J. Evetts EARL VANDALE: On The Trail of Texas Books 1965, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Palo Duro Press, Canyon. Typography by Carl Hertzog. Vandale, an avid collector of books, used his experience as a natural-born trader to acquire many Texana rarities. HB, scarce…..85.00 SOLD


56) Haley, James L. APACHES: A History and Culture Portrait 1981, 1st edition, NY. A definitive look at the Apache culture gives new insight into their war with the U.S. Army. This book “details in balanced perspective the actions and motivations of the Indians, the buffalo hunters, Indian agents, and the army. 453pp with photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..45.00


57) Hanighen, Frank C. SANTA ANNA: The Napoleon of the West 1934, 1st edition, NY. A biography of “the outstanding villain of American history.” 326pp w/illustrations, bibliography, list of Mexican Presidents, index. HB/DJ dj has light edgewear..75.00 SOLD


58) [HAYS COUNTY] STRINGTOWN: The Authentic Story of a Pioneer Texas Community From 1850 to 1892 by Zora M. Talbot. 1961, 1st edition, Corpus Christi. The story of eighteen pioneer families who founded a community in what is now Hays County along the Camino Real near San Marcos. A good look at life on the frontier during that era. Pioneer biographies. 71pp w/map, photos, pen-and-ink illustrations. The community no longer exists. HB/DJ, SIGNED, very good copy………85.00


59) Heard, Robert [editor]“DANCE WITH WHO BRUNG US” Quips & Quotes from Darrell Royal1976, 1st edition, Jenkins Publishing Co., Austin. A delightful and humorous collection of quotations from Darrell Royal, the famous coach of the University of Texas football team. 158pp w/sources. HB/DH near fine copy, SIGNED by Heard…….45.00 SOLD


60) Hillerman, Tony THE BLESSING WAY 1989, 1st printing of the Armchair Detective Library Edition, UK. First published in 1970, this was Hillerman’s first entry in the best-selling Lt. Joe Leaphorn Series. 201pp. JB/DJ unclipped, fine condition….50.00 SOLD


61) Hodges, Jim TEXAS LONGHORNS: A Short Essay 2020, 1st printing, np. A look at the Longhorn cattle breed from its first appearance in Texas around 1691 to present day. 32pp w/full-color photos, bibliography. Softcover, new [multi-copies]…15.95


62) Horgan, Paul GREAT RIVER: The Rio Grande in North American History 1954, 1st edition, NY. Two Volumes Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the most thorough...account of the vast region draining into the river that forms 900 miles of the Texas border...The work is arranged into four sections, chronologically, representing the four cultures that were imposed on the river valley—Indian, Spanish, Mexican, and American. 1020pp w/maps, bib, index. Two volumes HB in slipcase, near fine…45.00 SOLD


63) Hughes, W.J. REBELLIOUS RANGER: Rip Ford and the Old Southwest 1964, 1st ed, Norman. Ford, best known for his service in the Texas Rangers, had a varied career including service in the Mexican and Civil Wars, newspaper editor, Mexican revolutionary, mayor of Brownsville, Sunday school teacher, and other endeavors. Jenkins, in BASIC TEXAS BOOKS [p. 168] referred to this as “a fine biography of Ford.” 300pp w/map, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…….55.00 SOLD


64) Hutchinson, W. H. & R. N. Mullin WHISKEY JIM and a KID NAMED BILLIE 1967, 1st limited edition of 600 copies, Clarenden. Illustrations by H. D. Bugbee. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “The story of Jim Greathouse and some of his cattle-rustling experiences, his association with Billy the Kid, and his murder by Joel Fowler.” 41pp w/bib. HB red cloth, no dj as issued…45.00


65) Hutchinson, W.H. ANOTHER VERDICT FOR OLIVER LEE 1965, 1st limited edition of 650 copies, Clarendon. Sketches by H.D. Bugbee and Olive Vandgruff Bugbee. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Has some material on Oliver Lee, Pat Garrett, Jim Gilliland, and the Fountain murder, but it mostly quotes from Eugene Cunningham and is largely about him.” 24pp w/illustrations….45.00


66) [JEFF DAVIS COUNTY] JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS by Lucy Miller Jacobson & Mildred Bloys Nored. 1993, 1st edition, Fort Davis. A massive, detailed history of this Trans-Pecos border county from prehistoric to present times: Espejo Expedition; Fort Davis; Civil War days; Victorio campaign; Jesse Evans gang, and other outlaws; cattle ranching; more. 676pp w/many photos, endpaper maps, many family histories chronologically by era, notes, bib, index. Folio HB, cream cloth, a fine copy SIGNED by both authors, this title has become quite scarce……..265.00


67) Jennings, Clayton HANDSHAKE: Code of the West 1993, 1st edition, Highmore. Autobiography of a South Dakota rancher who, with his brother Ted, built an Angus empire with registered and commercial stock on their forty thousand acre ranch. 300pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED, fine copy……40.00 SOLD


68) Jennings, Clayton HANDSHAKE: The Rest of My Story 1995, 1st edition, Highmore. More on the life of the successful South Dakota Rancher. 324pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ fine, SIGNED……..40.00 SOLD


69) Johnson, Barry C. FLIPPER’S DISMISSAL: The Ruin of Lt. Henry O. Flipper, U.S.A. First Coloured Graduate of West Point 1980, 1st limited edition of 150 copies, The English Westerners’ Society, London. A detailed account of the circumstances surrounding the military trial of a black Army officer on the Texas frontier in 1881 which—ninety years later—became a minor cause celebre. 133pp with notes & references. HB red cloth, fine copy, scarce…..265.00 SOLD


70) Jones, Stanley, et al VASCULAR PLANTS OF TEXAS: A Comprehensive Checklist including Synonymy, Bibliography, and Index 1997, 1st edition, Austin. “Several features make this checklist especially useful. Chief among them is the relative synonymy (name history). An extensive index makes current classification and correct nomenclature readily accessible, while the botanical bibliography is the most extensive ever compiled for Texas. The authors also note which plants have been listed as threatened or endangered by the Texas Organization of Endangered Species, which are designated as Federal Noxious Weeds, and which have been chosen as state tree, flower, fruit, etc. by the Texas Legislature.” 404pp w/biblio, index. Folio HB/DJ…….45.00


71) Kelton, Elmer LIVING AND WRITING IN WEST TEXAS 1988, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, Hardin-Simmons University Four-O Imprint, Abilene. Intro by Al Lowman; portrait of Kelton by Paul Cameron Smith. Two informative speeches by Kelton to Friends of the Texas Tech Library, and to Texas Folklore Society. 26pp. HB/no dj as issued, some natural foxing to cover, SIGNED, very scarce..275.00


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

HB/DJ fine copy….165.00


73) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy] JOE PEPPER 1975, 1st edition, NY. (Probably Kelton’s hardest to find first edition as this one went mostly to libraries—this copy is NOT ex-library). HB lacks dust jacket…….150.00 SOLD


74) Kelton, Elmer MY KIND OF HEROES 1995, 1st trade edition, Austin. Introduction by F. Lee Lawrence; sketches by the author. A collection of four speeches by Kelton. 93pp w/illus. HB marbled boards/no dj as issued….60.00 SOLD


75) Kelton, Elmer MANY A RIVER 2008, 1st edition, NY. The compelling story of two young brothers who are separated when their parents are killed by Comanches on the Texas frontier. HB/DJ fine copy….45.00


76) Kelton, Elmer SLAUGHTER 1992, 1st edition, NY. Novel about buffalo hunters in Comanche country. HB/DJ, near fine..40.00


77) [KERR COUNTY] KERR COUNTY, TEXAS 1856-1956 by Bob Bennett. 1956, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A well-rounded county history: early communities; pioneer biographies; Civil War days; freighting; Admiral Nimitz; Indian depredations; Battle at Bandera Pass; camels at Camp Verde; Charles Schreiner; railroads. 332pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ fine copy…125.00


78) Kessell, John L. THE MISSIONS OF NEW MEXICO SINCE 1776 1980, 1st edition, Albuquerque. A definitive study of the history and architecture of New Mexican missions that have survived since 1776. 276pp w/over 200 photographs, appendix, biblio, index. Folio HB/DJ fine copy……..45.00


79) Luther, Tal HIGH SPOTS IF CUSTER and BATTLE of the LITTLE BIG HORN LITERATURE (and a Few Low Spots) 1967, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, Kansas City. Luther gives his perspective on the writings about Custer and his infamous defeat at Big Horn .36pp w/bibliography. HB gold cloth w/gilt lettering, SIGNED……50.00


Historical fiction by a San Angelo author

80) Mayo, BJ THE SPARROWS OF MONTENEGRO 2022, 1st edition, NY. Historical fiction set during post-Civil War era in Southwest Texas. Good read! 295pp. HB/DJ new [multiple copies available]…….26.99

81) Mayo, BJ ALFIE CARTER 2021, 1st edition, NY. Historical fiction about a young woman’s tale of survival that takes her from South Africa to West Texas. 271pp. HB/DJ new [ multiple copies available]….24.99


82) McCauley, J.E. A STOVE-UP COWBOY’S STORY 1943, 1st limited edition: “700 copies of this book have been printed and the type melted,” Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Introduction by John A. Lomax. Drawings by Tom Lea. Reese, SIX SCORE: “One of the most forceful and expressive autobiographies of the range country. McCauley lived hard…..Dobie liked its ‘uncommon saltiness of speech.’” 73pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ, fine copy, very scarce……165.00 SOLD


83) McConnell, Joseph Carroll THE WEST TEXAS FRONTIER: A Descriptive History of Early Times in Western Texas VOLUME 1 1933, 1st edition, Jacksboro. An excellent pioneer history of West Texas, beginning with Spanish explorations and colonization in the area; then descriptions of old frontier forts and military outposts; Indian reservations, French and Spanish activities. One section discusses early roads and overland transportation including military roads, the San Diego Mail and Old Butterfield routes, and others. One section gives descriptions and brief histories of the many counties that make up Texas’ western region including much of what is known today as Central Texas and the Hill Country. The last section begins extensive firsthand accounts of Indian fights, Indian depredations and raids on cattle ranches, with a lot of the material provided by personal interviews with old-time settlers and pioneers. 334pp with a number of very interesting old photographs. HB maroon cloth, exceedingly scarce….$695.00


84) Martin, James C. & Rodney Sidney Martin MAPS OF TEXAS AND THE SOUTHWEST, 1513-1900 1984, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Reproduced here are fifty maps that represent every historically significant map of Texas and the Southwest from 1513 to 1900. 174pp w/sources, suggested reading, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ…….50.00


85) Mellard, Frank Courtney THE DREAM OF A YOUTHFUL COWBOY 1957, 1st edition, Marfa. Reminiscences of a West Texas cowboy and rancher, with information on the JA, T-Bar, and other ranches. 71pp w/photos. Softcover inscribed/SIGNED, scarce, very good copy…..50.00 SOLD


86) Metz, Leon C. PAT GARRETT: The Story of a Western Lawman 1974, 1st edition, Norman. A well-researched biography of this intriguing Old West lawman who is best known as the killer of Billy the Kid. 328pp w/photos, map, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED….50.00 SOLD


87) Middagh, John FRONTIER NEWSPAPER: The El Paso Times 1958, 1st edition, El Paso. Typography by Carl Hertzog. “The story of a town and a newspaper, and how they grew together on the frontier.” The Times was established in 1881, the same year the railroad came to El Paso. Included: Mexican Revolution; the city’s fight against the Ku Klux Klan; legendary outlaws and lawmen [including the killing of John Wesley Hardin by John Selman]; the great depression; more. 333pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ very good copy, SIGNED.......45.00


88) [MIDLAND COUNTY] MIDLAND: The Economic Future of a Texas Oil Center by Robert H. Ryan & Leonard G. Schifrin. 1959, 1st edition, UT Press Bureau of Business Research, Austin. This 1959 bulletin is an analyses of the economy of Midland and a projection to the year 1980, with emphasis on the petroleum industry. 135pp w/charts, tables. Folio wrappers, very good……50.00


89) Mills, Susie LEGEND IN BRONZE: The Biography of Jay Banks 1982, 1st edition, Dallas. Banks served as Texas Ranger in the 1940s and ‘50s and resigned as Captain of Company B in 1960 after a disagreement with superiors. 206pp w/photos. HB, this copy inscribed to Texas Women’s University, and SIGNED by Banks…40.00


90) Modisett, Bill THE KING OF MONUMENT: The Life and Times of Henry Clay McGonagill 2011, 1st edition, Midland. Introduction by Patrick Dearen; illustrations by Mike Capron; editing by Christi Callicoatte. Interesting biography of an early 20th century rodeo cowboy with a checkered past. 205pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ fine copy, SIGNED…..165.00


91) Mumey, Nolie MARCH OF THE FIRST DRAGOONS TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN 1835: The Diaries and Maps of Lemuel Ford 1957, 1st limited edition of 350 copies, Denver. “The march of the Dragoons under Colonel Henry Dodge was unique in that three companies consisting of 120 men, marched 1,600 miles with 60 days rations, and held councils with many Indian tribes along the Platte and Arkansas rivers, without having any hostile encounters.” This volume includes a biography of Ford, with a history of the Dragoons, the expedition, and a map of the route. 109pp w/tipped in frontispiece, illustrations, and maps which include a large foldout in rear, index. Folio HB w/marbled boards/no dust jacket as issued. Numbered and SIGNED….75.00 SOLD


92) Mulroy, Kevin FREEDOM ON THE BORDER: The Seminole Maroons in Florida, The Indian Territory, Coahuila, and Texas 1993, 1st edition, Lubbock. A history of the Seminole Indians, from their beginnings in the Florida Everglades, through their role in the Texas Indian Wars, and their subsequent quest for freedom along both sides of the border with Mexico. 246pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy….40.00


93) Murphy, Audie TO HELL AND BACK 1988, reprint edition, Military Classics Series, Blue Ridge summit. Murphy recounts his personal experiences in the foxholes and dugouts of World War II. He fought campaigns in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany to become America’s most decorated War hero ever, including winning the Medal of Honor. While still under the age of twenty-one, he was officially credited with having killed, captured, or wounded 240 Germans. 274pp. HB/DJ, fine copy…….50.00 SOLD


94) Murray, Ty [with Kendra Santos] ROUGHSTOCK: The Mud, The Blood, & The Beer 2001, 1st edition, Austin. The greatest cowboy of all time, Ty Murray shares many stories of his life on the road traveling from rodeo to rodeo. He also gives insights on how to make it professionally in such events as bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding. 160pp w/photos, index. Folio HBDJ…75.00 SOLD


95) Neugebauer, Janet M. [editor] LAMBSHEAD LEGACY: The Ranch Diary of Watt R. Matthews 2005, 2nd printing, College Station. Intro by Frances M. Holden. The diary focuses on Watt’s life on the ranch from 1951 to 1980. 277pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]…34.95


96) Noble, Joseph A. FROM CAB TO CABOOSE: Fifty Years of Railroading 1964, 1st edition, Norman. The author tells of his life with the Santa Fe line during the golden age of railroading before modern automated developments replaced the “Iron Horse.” 205pp w/photos, map, index. HB/DJ………..35.00 SOLD


97) Oberste, William H. TEXAS IRISH EMPRESARIOS AND THEIR COLONIES: Power & Hewetson, McMullen & McGloin, Refugio-San Patricio 1953, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS, #156: “This is the best account of the early Irish settlements in Texas…The settlements were made as a result of colonization contracts made in the 1820s by the Mexican government….Oberste also provides a fine narrative of the role of the Irish in the Texas Revolution and the Texas Republic.” An important contribution to the history of Texas’ early colonization. 310pp w/illustrations, 4 foldout maps, appendices, index. HB, green cloth w/gilt lettering, near fine copy, this is #297, SIGNED, exceedingly scarce….375.00 SOLD


98) Oberste, William H. REMEMBER GOLIAD 1949. 2nd revised and enlarged edition, Austin. An interesting history of the old mission, and a good account of the infamous massacre of Fannin and his troops. 103pp w/notes, foldout map. Wrappers…37.50


99) Phillips, Bob A GOOD LONG DRIVE: Fifty Years of Texas County Reporter 2021. 1st edition, 2nd printing, UT Press, Austin. Phillips gives an interesting history of the longest running independently produced television show in American television history, Texas Country Reporter. 224pp w/photos. HB/DJ new [multiple copies available…..27.95


100) Pickens, T. Boone, Jr. BOONE 1987, 1st edition, Boston. Autobiography of an entrepreneur who turned a $2,500 investment into America’s largest independent oil company in a span of thirty years. 304pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, fine copy SIGNED…35.00


101) Pirtle, Caleb, III & Terry Stembridge ECHOES FROM FORGOTTEN STREETS: Memories of Kilgore, Texas, Oil Capital of America no date, stated first edition, Dallas. A history of Kilgore, Texas, with emphasis on the oil boom that put it solidly on the map. 312pp w/many photos, bibliography. Folio HB/DJ fine copy…..80.00


102) [PRESIDIO COUNTY] HISTORY OF MARFA AND PRESIDIO COUNTY, TEXAS, 1535-1946 by Cecilia Thompson. 1985, 1st edition, Austin. Two Volumes. This highly sought after work deservedly won the 1985 T.R. Fehrenbach Award For Best County History In Texas. It is a chronologically arranged narrative history that spans four centuries, from the earliest Spanish explorers to contemporary times. A total of 1,024 pages with maps, many period photos, appendices, bibliography, index. Two volumes HB brown cloth in cloth slipcase, near fine set, exceedingly scarce………….375.00


103) [REEVES COUNTY] MADERA VALLEY, 1870-1970: Irrigation Water to Drinking Water by Darlene Ellison Chandler. 2014, 1st edition, np. History of the Madera Valley in Reeves County from 1870 to 1970, with many pioneer family biographies; founding of Balmorhea and the State Park; Toyahvale; Jumanos and Mescalero Apaches; cattle industry; much more. 469pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new…………….34.99


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


105) Robertson, Pauline Durett & R. L. Robertson COWMAN’S COUNTRY: Fifty Frontier Ranches in the Texas Panhandle, 1876-1887 1981, 1st edition, Amarillo. Many maps and photos (furnished by the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum) join the author’s text to tell the story of early day ranching in the Texas Panhandle. Just a few of the fifty Texas Panhandle ranches profiled include XIT, Turkey Tracks, Four Sixes, Long S, LS, Diamond F, Diamond Tail, Frying Pan, Half Circle K, Spade, Rocking Chair, and Charles Goodnight’s JA. 184pp w/bib, index. Folio HB blue cloth w/pictorial cover, scarce…….125.00 SOLD


106) Ross, James K. I, JESSE JAMES 1989, 1st edition, np. Period photos accompany this fictional look at the life of Jesse James. (Jesse James was the author’s great-grandfather) HB/DJ, SIGNED ......35.00 SOLD


107) Rollinson, John K. WYOMING CATTLE TRAILS: History of the Migration of Oregon-Raised Herds to Mid-Western Markets 1948, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, Caldwell. The story of the eastward movement of Oregon cattle, the later destruction of open-range grazing, the development of the Wyoming Cattle Growers’ Association, and the final influx of sheep growers and dry farmers. Includes a chapter on the Johnson County War; plus information on the hanging of Cattle Kate and Jim Averill; and material on Tom Horn and the Wild Bunch. 366pp w/map, photos, appendices, index. HB/DJ [the original dust jacket is protected by an additional printed brown jacket] this is No. 655, SIGNED, fine copy….150.00


108) Rourke, Constance AUDUBON 1936, 1st edition, NY. A biography that includes 12 colored plate reproductions of Audubon prints, black-and-white illustrations by James McDonald, index. HB/DJ very good copy….32.50 SOLD


109) Schmidly, David J. THE MAMMALS OF TRANS-PECOS TEXAS: Including Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park 1977, 1st edition, College Station. Illustrated by Chester O. Martin. Documents 96 species that abide in the region with a detailed description and illustration of the animal, its geographic distribution with maps, and a discussion of its reproduction and food habits. HB/DJ, near fine copy…..45.00


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


111) Simpson, Colonel Harold B. CRY COMANCHE: The 2nd U.S. Cavalry in Texas, 1855-1861 1979, 1st edition, Waco. Although the 2nd Cavalry was only in service six years and five months, it spawned 16 Civil War and two Spanish-American War generals, including Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston, John Bell Hood, and others. All but four of its forty engagements with Indians occurred within the borders of Texas. This book tells of the unit’s activities from its beginning in 1855 until 1861. 186pp w/appendices, sources, index. HB/DJ, fine copy …65.00


112) Smith, Cornelius C., Jr. EMILIO KOSTERLITZKY: Eagle of Sonora and the Southwest Border 1970, 1st edition, Arthur C. Clark Co., Glendale. A biography of Kosterlitzky, the Russian born military leader who served three years under Don Porfirio Diaz in Mexico.344pp w/many period photos, appendices, bibliography index.. ….45.00 SOLD


113) Smith, Dean [with Mike Cox] COWBOY STUNTMAN: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen 2013, 1st edition, Lubbock. foreword by James Garner. Chronicles the colorful life and achievements of Dean Smith, cowboy stuntman and actor, who grew up in North Texas and eventually rubbed shoulders with some Hollywood icons. 249pp w/photos, Smith’s filmography, index. HB/DJ, as new, INSCRIBED/SIGNED……35.00 SOLD


Rare SMS Ranch Publications from Post World War I Era

114) [SMS RANCHES] THE STORY OF THE SMS RANCHES 1917, 1st printing, Stamford. Many period photos by Mrs. Eric Swenson, Erwin Smith, Mrs. Frank Hastings, and others. Includes “Some Glimpses of Ranch Life” by Ranch Manager Frank S. Hastings. 151pp. Oblong wrappers, this issue is missing front cover but the body of the text is stapled intact, some foxing throughout, exceedingly scarce…100.00 SOLD

115) [SMS RANCHES] THE STORY OF THE SMS RANCHES 1919, 1st printing, Stamford. 1919, 1st printing, Stamford. More range photos by aforementioned photographers and others; includes some mention of employees either still overseas, or lost in WWI; “Some Glimpses of Ranch Life” by Frank S. Hastings; more. 174pp. Oblong wrappers, this issue missing the rear cover, and the front cover has been tastefully taped to text block at the spine, exceedingly scarce…….100.00 SOLD

116) [SMS RANCHES] THE STORY OF THE SMS RANCHES 1922, 1st printing, Stamford. More range photos; essay by Mgr. Hastings. 105pp. Oblong folio covers intact, very good, exceedingly scarce…..125.00 SOLD

NOTE: The SMS Ranches include Throckmorton Ranch (Throckmorton County); Spur (Garza/Kent); Flat Top (Jones); Tongue River (King Dickens/Motley/Cottle)


117) Sweeney, Edwin R. FROM COCHISE TO GERONIMO: The Chiricahua Apaches, 1874-1886 2010, 1st edition, Norman. A history of the final years of the Chiricahuas as a free roaming tribe in the Southwest. From the dust jacket flap: “Drawing on American and Mexican archives, some only recently opened, [this book] offers the most detailed and accurate account to date of the Chiracahua Apaches.” 706pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……39.95


118) [TEXAS PANHANDLE] RIM TO RIM by E. Hamblen. 1971, 1st edition, Quanah. The story of Will Hamblen who built the road across Palo Duro Canyon, Hamblen Drive. 100pp w/photos and drawings. Small HB tan cloth……35.00 SOLD


119) Townsend, Charles R. SAN ANTONIO ROSE: The Life and Music of Bob Wills 1976, 2nd printing, Urbana. This biography covers the colorful life of Wills from his birth through his forty years as an endeared country and western entertainer. 395pp w/photos, discography, sources, index. HB/DJ, dj lightly scuffed at edges, inscribed/SIGNED……35.00


120) Vivian, Julia A CAVALIER IN TEXAS 1953, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Biography of Frenchman Athanase de Mezieres, an aristocrat, Indian fighter, and leader who settled in New Orleans in 1733. When the Spaniards assumed control of Louisiana, he shifted his loyalties to Spain and became her chief Indian agent on the Texas-Louisiana frontier. 114pp w/biblio, index. HB/DJ very good copy, SIGNED…..35.00


121) Watson, Julee Farrar MY LAND: A Chronology of Lea County, New Mexico no date, 1st edition, Lubbock. A history of Lea County, New Mexico. 56pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ has minor edgewear, closed tear ( now in protective cover) SIGNED..35.00


122) Wharton, Clarence R. EL PRESIDENTE: A Sketch of the Life of General Santa Anna 1926, 1st edition, Gammel’s Book Store, Austin. From the author’s Preface: “In twenty-five years of study and research in Texas History I have gathered much material about Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, whose wonderful career was filled with unusual occurrences, touching great events in Mexico and Texas. The early champion of liberty, he was a born dictator and always ruled as a despot.” 197pp. HB red cloth..45.00 SOLD


123) Williams, Clayton [editor] ANIMAL TALES OF THE WEST 1974, 1st edition, San Antonio. Interesting observations and stories about the diverse animal life in the Trans-Pecos by the editor’s father, O.W. Williams, with notes and discussion added by Clayton. 221pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ….45.00 SOLD


Great source for West Texas history and natural history!

124) [WILLIAMS, O.W.] OSCAR WALDO WILLIAMS: Saga of a Pioneer Spirit, 1853-1894 edited and with a Foreword by Janet Williams Pollard; and Introduction by Jim N. Hammond. 2020, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, privately published by the Pollard, the editor, Abilene. Williams was a surveyor in New Mexico and West Texas circa 1850/60s, and became a Pecos County judge in the 1890s, and author/historian. From the intro: “…in essence, this is an autobiography stitched together from [Williams’] own letters and articles published by the family, his personal journal and other writings from his personal collection…Historical context has been added in the form of endnotes to further explain significance and ideas.” Includes some poignant memories by Mrs. Pollard, Williams’ grand-daughter. 309pp w/photo section, and Williams’ historically annotated maps, notes, appendices. HB w/brown cloth spine on decorated boards, a fine production, SIGNED by editor. (My supply of signed copies is very limited!)..95.00


125) Williams, Villamae [editor] STEPHEN F. AUSTIN’S REGISTER OF FAMILIES 1989, a reprint of the originals in the General Land Office, Austin. Entries of Austin’s colonies from 1824-1836 which “provides data available nowhere else on a cross section of early Anglo settlers of Mexican Texas.” 186pps w/frontispiece, map, index. HB blue cloth….60.00


126) Woodward, Arthur DENOMINATORS OF THE FUR TRADE: An Anthology of Writings on the Material Culture of the Fur Trade 1970, 1st edition, Pasadena. “A pictorial history and guide to the hardware of the Indian trade…trade beads, wampum, tomahawks, Green River knives, trade silver and ornaments. 73pp w/illus, biblio, index. Folio HB/DJ fine copy…35.00 SOLD


127) Worcester, Donald E. THE APACHES: Eagles of the Southwest 1979, 1st edition, Norman. Worcester provides a synthesis of the total historical experience of the Apaches, from the post-Conquest era of the Spaniards to the present day…with the main focus on the nineteenth-century, the era of the Apaches’ determined resistance to the white invaders.” 389pp w/map, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ near fine……55.00 SOLD


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


129) [YOUNG COUNTY] FORT BELKNAP: Frontier Saga—Indians, Negroes and Anglo-Americans on the Texas Frontier

by Barbara A. Neal Ledbetter. 1982, 1st edition, Austin. A history of Fort Belknap, in Young County, that was one of a line of Texas forts in the mid-1800s. Includes information on frontier race relations; Indian captives; also information on Fort Griffin, Mobeetie, and Tascosa in West Texas. 300ppw/maps, illus, notes, biblio, app, index. HB/DJ a fine copy, exceedingly scarce…..385.00 SOLD


Superb natural history books about the Rocky Mountains by Enos A. Mills!

130) Mills, Enos A. WILD LIFE ON THE ROCKIES 1909, 1st edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. The author discusses his experiences in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains as an observer and nature-lover: A thousand-year pine; The Wilds Without Firearms; Climbing Long’s Peak; Kinnikinick; Rocky Mountain Forests; much more. 263pp w/period photos, index. HB brown cloth w/pictorial cover, very good condition…..85.00 SOLD

131) Mills, Enos A. THE SPELL OF THE ROCKIES 1911, 1st edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. Avalanches, beavers, forest fires, insects and woodpeckers; a midget in fur; Estes Park; Little Boy Grizzly; much more. 355pp w/photos, index. HB gray cloth w/pictorial cover, very good………100.00 SOLD

132) Mills, Enos A. THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN WONDERLAND 1915, 1st edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. The naturalist writes about more of his excursions in the beautiful forests of the Rockies: wild mountain sheep; the Chinook Wind; snow-slides; mountain lakes; the grizzly bear; chipmunks; much more. 263pp w/photos, index. HB brown cloth w/pictorial cover..75.00 SOLD

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