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  CATALOG #279: May, 2018
TEXANA/WESTERN AMERICANA:
  New, used and rare

1) Adams, Andy THE CORPORAL SEGUNDO 1968, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, Encino Press, Austin. Edited and with an introduction by Wilson M. Hudson.  This three-act play was Adams’ first attempt at writing, and was published here for the first time. A story about ranching.  56pp.  HB w/pictorial cover , SIGNED by Hudson….30.00

2) Adams, C.W. (Dub) AMERICAN CATTLE BREEDERS HALL OF FAME  1978, 1st edition, San Angelo. Biographical sketches of “some of the men who contributed the most, and produced some of America’s finest in each cattle breed.” Includes a brief history of each breed of cattle.  456pp w/photos, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover………45.00

3) Adams, Ramon F. SIX-GUNS AND SADDLE LEATHER: A Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets on Western Outlaws and Gunmen  1954, 1st edition, Norman.  No collector of Western Americana should be without this authoritative source of reference on writings about western outlaws.  1,132 titles are listed with bibliographic information. 426pp. HB/DJ fine….65.00

4) Albaugh, William A., III & Edward N. Simmons CONFEDERATE ARMS 1957, 1st edition, Harrisburg. An extensive guide to the arms and accoutrements the Confederate soldier used, carried, handled, or treasured. 278pp w/illustrations. Folio HB/DJ..65.00

5) Allhands, J.L. RAILROADS TO THE RIO 1960, 1st edition limited to 1000 copies, Salado. Interesting history of the railroad industry in Texas’s Lower Rio Grande Valley (counties of Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy, and Cameron.) 213pp w/endpaper maps, illustrations. HB red cloth w/embossed lettering/glassine dust jacket, SIGNED. ……..85.00 SOLD

6) Allhands, J. L. GRINGO BUILDERS 1931, 1st edition np. Author was a railroad contractor active in the early development of Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley.  Some material on the King and other south Texas ranches.  Also gives details of the births of most valley towns that now lie between Brownsville and Corpus Christi. A must for any collector of South Texas history.  Period photos. HB near fine. SIGNED…………95.00

7) Archambeau, Ernest R.   OLD TASCOSA, 1886-1888  1966, Special edition of Panhandle-Plains Historical Review, Canyon. Newspaper excerpts from The Tascosa Pioneer give us a contemporary look at the old pioneer town in the Texas Panhandle: info on the Courtright shootout, Clay Allison; Panhandle range wars, much more.  195pp w/map, photo, index. HB green leather……..45.00

8) Askins, Charles THE AMERICAN SHOTGUN 2000, “Special edition of the Firearms Classic Library,” Birmingham. Mechanics, care, and use of the shotgun in hunting.  A new introduction by Jim Casada. The author was a gun expert and sports writer in the first half of the 20th-century, and his book was described as “one of the best books on the American shotgun” by Ray Billings in his Gus and Shooting: A Bibliography (1982). 321pp w/illustrations. HB tab leather w/gilt decorations, fine…30.00 SOLD

9) Barnes, Will C.  APACHES & LONGHORNS: The Reminiscences of Will C. Barnes  1941, 1st edition, Los Angeles.  The author was in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and gives a good interpretation of frontier military life in Arizona and the Apache Wars.  He retired from the military in the 1880s and became a Southwestern cattleman. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “An interesting book containing accounts of the Tonto Basin War and the killing of  Andy Cooper by Commodore Perry Owens.” 210pp w/photos.  HB/DJ, nice copy….85.00

10) Barton, Thomas D. (Adjutant General of Texas)  REPORT OF STATE  RANGER AND MARTIAL LAW ACTIVITIES OF THE NATIONAL GUARD OF TEXAS, 1921and 1922  1923, 1st edition, Von Boeckmann-Jones Co., Printers, Austin. Official report to the Governor on enforcing Texas’ “dipping laws,” gambling and bawdy house raids, railroad strike in Denison. 39pp. Softcover (small tear on the front cover near the spine), very scarce..85.00 SOLD

11) Benson, Norman  THE LIFE OF A COTTON-PICKING COWBOY  1980, 2nd edition, San Angelo.  Memoirs of a cowboy who worked on ranches around West Texas.  265pp w/photos. Softcover w/illustrated cover, SIGNED……….35.00 SOLD

12) Biesele, Rudolph Leopold THE HISTORY OF THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN TEXAS 1831- 1861 1987, reprint, San Marcos.  This account, extremely rare in the first edition, covers the actual founding and history of many German settlements in Central Texas prior to the Civil War. HB/DJ as new...35.00 SOLD

13) 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, scarce…..85.00 SOLD

14) [BREWSTER COUNTY Mirages, Mysteries and Reality--BREWSTER COUNTY, TEXAS: The Big Bend of the Rio Grande by Clifford B Casey. 1974, 2nd printing, Hereford. Illustrations by Ron Reynolds. A good history of the county which includes many well-rounded and interesting historical essays, plus biographical sketches of many early county residents. 485pp w/photos; maps; appendices--which include a list of county officials and of registered county brands; index. Folio HB w/green pictorial cover……….110.00

15) [BREWSTER COUNTY] ALPINE, TEXAS: Then and Now, A Centennial Edition by Clifford B. Casey.  1981, 1st limited edition of 2,000 copies, Seagraves.  Detailed history of the county seat of Brewster County. Includes a 100 page section of bio-graphical sketches of many pioneers to the region. 4377pp w/photos, photo appendix, index. Folio HB red cloth w/pictorial cover, SIGNED…..…125.00

16) Brooks, Connie THE LAST COWBOYS: Closing the Open Range in Southeastern New Mexico, 1890s-1920s  1993, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  This book tells what became of many of the range cowboys after the trail drives ended in 1890.  129pp w/photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……30.00 SOLD

17) Brothers, Mary Hudson A PECOS PIONEER 1943, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  A memoir of life in New Mexico, with much on Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett; John Chisum and the Jinglebob; working for the S.L.C. Ranch; and much more. 169pp w/illustrations. HB red cloth, front cover has some minor scuffing at the top, otherwise a very good copy……55.00 SOLD

18) [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.  Includes details of Indian depredations; Camp Colorado and the Confederacy, and more.  63pp w/photos. Softcover, scarce……85.00

19) Bruce, Leona BANISTER WAS THERE 1968, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Biography of the author’s father who was a Texas Ranger and later sheriff in Coleman County just before and after the turn of the 20th-century. During his career as a lawman he would encounter such notables as Sam Bass, Dick and Dell Dublin, Pancho Villa and John Wesley Hardin.196pp w/map endpapers, photos, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket has small chips at upper and lower edges, otherwise a very good copy ………70.00 SOLD

20) Casey, Robert J. THE TEXAS BORDER AND SOME BORDERLINERS: A Chronicle and a Guide 1950, 1st edition, Indianapolis. Ramon Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Takes in some large territory and covers practically all the outlaws in the Southwest, including those involved in the Lincoln County War.”  There are chapters on Albert Bacon Fall; Judge Roy Bean; Sam Bass; Dallas Stoudenmire; the A.J. Fountain murder mystery in the White Sands of New Mexico; lost mines; the “Camel Brigade”; much more. 440 pages w/photos, notes, map endpapers, bib, index, and alphabetical travelers guide booklet in rear pocket. HB/DJ…..30.00 SOLD

21) [CHEROKEE COUNTY] A HISTORY OF CHEROKEE COUNTY (TEXAS)  by Hattie Joplin (Mrs. V. R.) Roach. 1934, 1st edition, Southwest Press, Dallas. A good history of this East Texas county: Indian Trails; early colonization and development; Civil War years; community histories; pioneer biographical sketches, much more. 178pp w/photos [12 plates], foldout town plat of Rusk, biblio, index. HB green cloth, foxing to interior pages, otherwise a very good copy of this very scarce Texas county history….225.00

22) Clancy, Foghorn MY FIFTY YEARS IN RODEO: Living With Cowboys, Horses and Danger 1952, 1st edition, Naylor company, San Antonio.  Drawings of famous bucking horses by Olaf Wieghorst; foreword by Gene Autry. This memoir, by Clancy who was a rodeo announcer from its earliest days, gives the inside story of the sport.  In this book he mentions most of the world-famous riders and their horses, and the results of the contests. 285pp w/photo section, illustrations, index. HB clean, sound/dust jacket has several chips, now in protective cover, very scarce………...125.00 SOLD

23) Connor, Seymour V. [editor] BUILDERS OF THE SOUTHWEST  1959, 1st edition, Lubbock. Biographical and historical resumes of successful men—ranchers, farmers, bankers, educators, and some companies—who made positive contributions to the social, cultural and economic development of the plains country of West Texas. 321pp w/photos, index. HB/no dj as issued..30.00

24) Crawford, Lewis F. RANCHING DAYS IN DAKOTA, and, CUSTER’S BLACK HILL’S EXPEDITION OF 1874  1950, 1st edition, Baltimore. Edited and with an intro by Usher L. Burdick. Tells about many of the early day ranchers in Dakotas. Includes some interesting range photos. The last chapter deals with the Custer expedition. 110pp w/illus. HB green cloth w/gilt lettering on spine, fine copy with plain brown dust jacket in protective cover…...125.00

25) Dobie, J. Frank  A VAQUERO OF THE BRUSH COUNTRY 1929, 1st edition, The Southwest Press, Dallas. Author’s first book. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS:  “Based on oral memoirs of John Young, the text includes, in addition to Young’s life as a pioneer cowman and outlaw chases, sections on roundups and cattle drives, on the hide and tallow business in Texas, on Billy the Kid and the Mexican outlaw Cortina, on life in the South Texas brush country, on Mexican and Indian warfare along the border after the Civil War, and on the folk ways of the Texas cattle industry.” 314pp w/endpaper map, photos, index. HB w/simulated rattlesnake cover, this copy SIGNED by John Young (whom the book is about), and dated “Dec. 25th, 1929.”…….350.00 SOLD

26) Dobie, J. Frank THE FLAVOR OF TEXAS  1975, 2nd edition, Jenkins Publishing Co., Austin. Features 16 of Dobie’s favorite stories of episodes in Texas history. 166pp w/illustrations, index.  Folio HB/DJ……45.00

27) Dobie, J. Frank THE SEVEN MUSTANGS 1948, 1st printing, np. An address made May, 1931, 1948, on the occasion of the dedication of the Mustang Monument, located at the San Jacinto Boulevard entrance to the Texas Memorial Museum. 12pp w/ illustrated cover. Softcover…..35.00 SOLD

28) Dobie, J. Frank [editor] MAN, BIRD, AND BEAST  1930, 1st edition, Austin. Texas Folklore Society Vol. VIII. An interesting collection of Texas legends and folklore, and folk cures. Softcover, very good…..40.00

29) Dobie, J. Frank  [editor] COYOTE WISDOM 1938, 1st edition, Austin (Texas Folklore Society Publication #XIV)  Entertaining stories of folklore from numerous contributors.  300pp w/illustrations, index. HB blue and tan cloth the front board is slightly bent outward, and there’s a tiny stain…..….65.00

30) [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, numbered and SIGNED.....65.00

31) [DOBIE, J. FRANK] THE WRITINGS OF J. FRANK DOBIE: A Bibliography by Mary Louise McVicker. 1968, 1st trade edition, Lawton. “Two decades of diligent research, coupled with the acumen and experience of a skilled librarian, have gone into this compilation of all known writings of Dobie, the [prolific] chronicler of  the history and legends of the prairies, plains, and desert.” 258pp w/photos, illustrations, index. HB/DJ fine copy……40.00

32) Dobie, J. Frank OUT OF THE ORIGINAL ROCK reprinted from the 1962 Brand Book of the Denver Posse of the Westerners. A biographical sketch of early day pioneer George McGehee. 10pp, softcover booklet…….35.00

A very scarce history of the Waggoner Ranch!
33) Drake, Annie Nicholson CLEAR FORK KINSHIP 2005, 1st edition, Fort Worth. An interpretive history of the life of Daniel Waggoner. He founded the Waggoner Ranch which, at its zenith, numbered more than a half-million acres. 247pp w/genealogy, sources, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED, very scarce……….85.00

34) Duval, John C. THE ADVENTURES OF BIG-FOOT WALLACE The Texas Ranger and Hunter  1921, “Gammel Edition” np. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS:  “This is a well-written account of a fascinating Texas Ranger and hero.” 291pp w/illustrations. HB green cloth…..75.00 SOLD

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

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

37) Evans, Joe. M. A CORRAL FULL OF STORIES  1939, 1st edition, El Paso. Memoir about cowboys, camp meetings, and bear and lion hunting with dogs.  65pp w/photos. HB red cloth w/embossed lettering……35.00 (only a few copies were bound in cloth) SOLD

38) [FAYETTE COUNTY]  AN EARLY HISTORY OF FAYETTE COUNTY by Leonie Rummel Weyand & Houston Wade. 1936, 1st edition, La Grange.  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 with foxing to endpapers, otherwise a fine copy, SIGNED by Wade, very scarce……175.00

39) Fisher, O.C. CACTUS JACK  1982, 1st edition, Waco.  Biography of the vice-president whose colorful life spanned 99 years, 44 of which were in public office.  Folio HB/D--color portrait laid in—inscribed/SIGNED........65.00

49) Fletcher, Robert H. FREE GRASS TO FENCES: The Montana Cattle Range Story  1960, 1st edition, NY. Includes 62 illustrations by Charles M. Russell. “The full story of the Montana cattle industry, from the earliest days of the fur traders down to the latest Miles City roundup.” 236pp w/maps, photos.  Folio HB/DJ……50.00 SOLD

50) Forrest, Earle r. & Edwin B. Hill  LONE WAR TRAIL OF APACHE KID  1947, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, Pasadena. Illustration by Charles M. Russell. Adams, SIX-GUNS: "A well-written history, and perhaps the most complete work done on this notorious Arizona Indian outlaw." 143pp w/illus, notes, appendix, index.  HB/DJ [dj has edgewear, some fading, now in protective cover] numbered and SIGNED by both authors…165.00

51) [FORT BEND COUNTY] WHARTON’S HISTORY OF FORT BEND COUNTY by Clarence R. Wharton. 1939, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio.  A comprehensive history of the county from its earliest days as part of Austin’s Old 300 through the end of the 19th Century. 250pp w/foldout map, illustrations, appendices, index. HB nice copy in blue cloth, very scarce........175.00

52) Fowler, Harlan D. CAMELS TO CALIFORNIA: A Chapter in Western Transportation  1950, 1st edition, Stanford.  Author retraced the route of the 1857 camel expedition from Camp Verde, Texas to Fort Tejon, California. 93pp w/illustrations, endpaper maps, bibliographical notes. HB w/decorated cover……35.00

53) Fowler, Mike, et al THE CAPITOL STORY: Statehouse in Texas 1988, 1st edition, Austin. “The magnificent Texas State Capitol was conceived in 1880 when visionary Texans decided to build a capitol that would be the envy of the nation. The state had no money, but it had more than 40 million acres of public land. The people decided to trade more than three million acres of that asset for a grandiose statehouse.” 182pp w/maps, ill, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, very good copy, SIGNED ...45.00 SOLD

54) Franz, Joe B. 37 YEARS OF SERVICE: The Honorable Lyndon B. Johnson 1974, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, Shoal Creek Publishers, Austin. A chronological account of the public life and accomplishments of Johnson who became the 35th President of the United States. Approximately 200 unnumbered pages with certificate bound in SIGNED by Lady Bird Johnson; folio HB bound in genuine white pigskin and in a presentation case mad of native Texas cedar and mesquite, beautifully done…..225.00

55) Franzwa, Gregory M. MAPS OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL  1989, 1st edition, St. Louis. Foreword by Manuel Lujan, Jr. Sec. of the Interior. The maps in this portfolio are the result of an extensive study done in 1989 when President Reagan signed into law a bill declaring the Santa Fe Trail a component of America’s Historic Trail System. Accompanying the maps are photos of the survey team at various points along the ancient trail.   196pp w/index, errata laid in. Folio HB/DJ fine copy, scarce….50.00

56) Fuller, Claude E. & Richard D. Steuart FIREARMS OF THE CONFEDERACY  1996, “Special edition of the Firearms Classic Library,” Fairfax. [Originally published in 1944.] Detailed descriptions and data of the Rebel forces’ firearms. 333pp w/illus, appendices, index. HB, maroon leather w/gilt decorations and edges; silk ribbon marker and endpapers. Fine copy….40.00

57) Fuller, Henry C. A TEXAS SHERIFF: A.J. Spradley, Sheriff of Nacogdoches County for Thirty Years. 1931,1st edition, Nacogdoches. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Tells about many Texas murders, including the one by Bill Mitchell of James Truitt, the result of one of Texas’ many feuds. The author also touches upon the Border-Wall-Brocks feud.” 80pp w/photos. Softcover, scarce..85.00

58) [GEOLOGY—Central Texas] BAYLOR GEOLOGICAL STUDIES A bound portfolio of  ten issus1961 through 1966. Includes the following: Fall ‘61               #1 – The Lower Cretaceous Trinity Aquifers, McLennan County, Texas; Spr. ’62 #2 – The Lower Paluxy Sand in Central Texas; Fall ’62 #3 – Water Diagenesis in Lower Cretaceous Trinity Aquifers of Central Texas; Spr. ’62 #4 – The Bluebonnet Member, Lake Waco Formation (Upper Cretaceous) Central Texas – A Lagoonal Deposit; Fall ’63  #5 – The Role of Geology in a Unified Conservation Program, Flat Top Ranch, Bosque County, Texas; Spr. ’64 #6 – Stratigraphy of the Taylor Program (Upper Cretaceous), East-Central Texas; Fall ’64 #7 – Geologic Factors Controlling Mutation and Evolution – A Review; Spr. ’65 #8 – Urban Geology of Greater Waco Part I: Geology; Fall ’65 #9 – Urban Geology of Greater Waco Part II: Soils; Spr. ’66 #10- Urban Geology of Greater Waco Part III: Water; plus 7 FOLDING MAPS/PLATES.  A large volume bound in green cloth with back pocket for the maps………50.00

59) Giles, G.B. TERRY’S TEXAS RANGERS 1967, Brasada Reprint Series, Pemberton Press, Austin. This classic Civil War account tells the bloody history of the Confederate unit that entered the war 1,200 strong , fought and won over 200 battles, and came home with barely enough men to form a single company. 105pp w/index. HB mustard cloth, fine copy, very scarce…100.00

60) Gilfillan, Archer B. SHEEP 1930, 2nd printing, Boston. Illustrations by Kurt Weise.  The author tell of tending his flock on the ranges of South Dakota.  272pp, illustrated. HB green cloth w/decoration…….22.50 SOLD

61) Green, Bill THE DANCING WAS LIVELY: Fort Concho, Texas: A Social History, 1867 to 1882  1974, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, San Angelo. Author tapped new sources to provide this look at frontier military social life and to give us an interesting look at how the post resident’s fought boredom and loneliness. Chapters on shelter and sanitation; supply; daily routine, social life and diversions. 146pp w/maps, photos and illustrations, bib, notes, index. HB/DJ, nice copy, inscribedSIGNED….75.00

62) Haley, J. Evetts A TEXAN LOOKS AT LYNDON: A Study In Illegitimate Power  1990, hardback reprint with new material, Midland. Haley’s stinging expose of Lyndon B. Johnson. 276pp w/index. HB/DJ, SIGNED…….125.00

63) Haley, J. Evetts SOME SOUTHWESTERN TRAILS 1948, 1st “El Paso Edition” limited to 750 copies with the standard Bugbee title page (see Chandler Robinson, J. Evetts Haley and the Passing of the Old West) San Angelo. Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Harold D. Bugbee. 30pp unnumbered. Oblong folio HB, tan cloth with two tiny 1/4 inch spots on back cover, and the front hinge is partially split, uncommon…..125.00

64) Haley, J. Evetts CHARLES GOODNIGHT: Cowman and Plainsman 1949, 2nd printing, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. One of the best cowman’s biographies.  Much of Haley’s material came from first-hand interviews with Goodnight over a period of years. Reese, SIX SCORE: “Goodnight’s career spanned the history of the development of West Texas, from Indian fighting to oil wells…Haley’s beautifully written biography, perhaps his best book, is an ample vehicle for a mighty figure, and a classic of American biography.” 485pp w/bibliography, index. HB/DJ [dj has tear at top front, now in protective cover]……75.00

65) Haley, J. Evetts  THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS: And the Early Days of the Llano Estacado 1953, 1st printing of the revised edition, Norman.  One of the most highly sought after books on the cattle range.  Chandler Robinson [Haley bibliographer] termed it ‘an epic account of the largest and most famous ranching operation of the early West.  It is one of the most highly regarded land-marks in the literature of the cattle country.’ 258pp w/map, photos, appendices, bib, index. HB lacks dust jacket….50.00 SOLD

66) Haley, J. Evetts [editor] THE ADDRESS OF Mr. Dan D. Casement at the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Panhandle Plains Historical Society…. 1951, unabridged limited edition, Canyon. “Presented by friends of Mr. Dan Casement in appreciation of an outstanding American Individualist, and in defense of the philosophy of Capitalism in a free America.” 8 unnumbered pages. Softcover with extended edges, inscribed (to the late bookseller Fred White) and SIGNED by Haley…..40.00 SOLD

67) Haley, J. Evetts  PERSONAL JUSTICE ON THE ARIZONA DESERT  1979, 1st appearance of this story by Haley pub-lished by bookseller Mike Gibbs in his Texas and The West, Catalog 1, Feb. 1979.  An essay about Frank King. 5pp. Wrprs..40.00

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

69) [HALL COUNTY] YESTERDAY IN HALL COUNTY, TEXAS by Inez Baker. 1940, 1st edition, Memphis. Adams, HERD: “Much on cattle, cowboys, and ranch life.” The last portion of the book [p.137-219] is entitled “Tales of Yesterday,” and is a collection of biographical sketches and firsthand stories by pioneers of this Texas Panhandle county. 219pp w/photos. HB/DJ, a fine copy and very scarce….125.00

70) Hall, Douglas Kent  THE BORDER: Life on the Line  1988, 1st edition, NY. Inspiring photography in color and black-and-white by the author. The author studies life on the U.S.-Mexico border: ranchers, prostitutes, wetbacks, poets, painters, ghost hunters, teachers, cops, refugees, thieves, and priests. This firsthand look preceded the violent cartels of today. 249pp. HB/DJ...35.00

71) Hall, Jerry F.  HELLO, TEXAS: A History of Telephony in the Lone Star State  1990, 1st edition, Austin. An enlightening  history of the Texas telephone industry that includes histories of many of the state’s smaller companies. 231pp w/photos, index. Folio HB, leather with embossed decorations…….50.00

72) Hanes, Col. Bailey C. BILL DOOLIN, Outlaw O.T. 1968, 1st edition, Norman. Intro by Ramon Adams. The first complete biography of the man known as “The King of the Oklahoma Outlaws.” 207pp w/photos, bibliography. HB/DJ (near fine copy except for moisture stain on back flap of dust jacket)….25.00 SOLD

73) Harper, Minnie Timms & George Dewey Harper OLD RANCHES 1936, 1st edition, Dallas. The authors take a look at social life on early Texas ranches, and give brief historical beginnings of such ranches as the XIT, King, Matador, T-Anchor, the John Chisum Ranches, Littlefield Ranches, Turkey Track, and Lucien B. Maxwell. 101pp w/nteresting photos. Softcover….50.00 SOLD

74) 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 brown leather w/decorated cover, SIGNEDby both editors…125.00

75) [HIDALGO COUNTY] EL SAL DEL REY by Walace Hawkins. 1947, 1st edition, Austin. Illustrations and maps by Jose Cisneros; designed and printed by Carl Hertzog. Lowman, Printer at the Pass: “This book recounts the historical development of Spanish and Texan mineral law and the role played by this famed salt lake” in Hidalgo County.  68pp w/notes, index.  HB/DJ (dust jacket has faded)…..75.00 SOLD

76) Hodge, Richard D. TEXAS BLOOD: Seven ‘Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers and Smugglers of the Borderlands 2017, 1st edition, NY.  An illuminating history of the author’s family who settled along the border in Val Verde County.  Included in this memoir he gives his impressions of other parts of Texas. 353pp w/biblio, photos, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]………28.95

77) 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, source references, index. Two volumes hardback in slipcase, SIGNED by Holden and Cisneros…..225.00

78) Hough, Emerson THE COVERED WAGON 1922, 1st “Photoplay Edition,” NY.  Frontier novel based  on the /silent move of the same name starring J. Warren Kerrigan and Lois Wilson. Illustrated with scenes from the photoplay; endpaper map. 379pp. HB brown cloth in fine condition; the colorful dust jacket is folded inside in two pieces and is missing the rear panel….30.00

79) House, Boyce WERE YOU IN RANGER?  1935, 1st edition, Dallas.  Tales concerning the oil boom in Ranger and other towns in Eastland County, Texas, during the ‘Teens of last century.  210pp w/illus. HB/DJ, nice copy……60.00

80) [HOWARD COUNTY] GETTIN’ STARTED: Howard County’s First 25 Years by Joe Pickle. 1980, 1st edition, Big Spring. This history of Howard County tells of explorer Captain R.B. Marcy who pinpointed the spring; traces Texas & Pacific Railroad’s westward thrust through the area; tells of fabled cattlemen like Col. C.C. Slaughter and the Long S. Ranch; chronicles the introduction of barbed wire and farming; the establishment of government, commerce and institutions; and more.. 436pp w/photos, appendices, index. HB/DJ, as new, inscribed/SIGNED……..35.00

81) Hunter, J. Marvin OLD CAMP VERDE: The Home of the Camels 1948, 2nd printing, Bandera. “A romantic story of Jefferson Davis’ plan to use camels on the Texas frontier.” 32pp. Softcover, some foxing front cover…..40.00 SOLD

82) Jones, Lawrence T., III  LENS ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER 2014, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. Forewords by Russell L. Martin III & Roy Flukinger. This book features photographic selections from the extensive Lawrence T. Jones III collection housed in the DeGolyer Library at SMU. Featured are cabinet cards, oversized photographs, stereographs, tintypes, and other techniques that document all aspects of Texas photography from the years 1846 to 1945. 208pp w/illustrations, appendices, notes, index. Folio HB/DJ, as new .........40.00

83) Kelton, Elmer THE DAY THE COWBOYS QUIT 1971, 1st edition, NY. Kelton’s classic novel based on the Panhandle cowboy strike of 1883.  HB/DJ, fine copy…..150.00

84) Kelton, Elmer PERMIAN: A Continuing Saga  1985, 1st trade edition, Midland. Kelton explains the history behind fourteen full-color illustrations by artist, Tom Lovell. The paintings are: “Salt Bearers at Lake Juan Cordona,” “Trading at the Pecos Pueblo,” “Cabeza de Vaca,” “Coronado’s Expedition,” “Governor’s Palace, Santa Fe,” Horsehead Crossing of the Pecos River,” “Camels in Texas,” “Captain Pope’s Well,” “Comanche Moon,” “Fast Mail to Carlsbad,” “Free Lunch on the Slaughter Ranch,” “Plane Table Party Northeast of McCamey,” “A Bride’s Home at a Wildcat Well,” “A Trade at Midnight.”  Includes a history of the Petroleum Museum in Midland, and biographical sketches of members of the “Petroleum Hall of Fame.”127pp Oblong folio softcover, inscribed/SIGNED………...40.00

85) Kelton, Elmer  HORSEHEAD CROSSING  1963, 1st edition, NY. 124pp. A “paperback original,” fine copy in Plasti-Kleer protective cover…..34.95

86) Kemp, Ben W. [with J.C. Dykes] COW DUST AND SADDLE LEATHER 1968, 1st edition, Norman. Life story of a 19th-century Texas/New Mexico cowman/lawman who crossed paths with the likes of Black Jack Ketchum, the Apache Kid, Dallas Stoudenmire, James Gillett, Ranger Captain George W. Baylor, and others. 300pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy, SIGNED by Kemp…….75.00

87) Kemp, Willie TRUE TALES OF CENTRAL TEXAS  1979, 1st edition, Austin. Memories of life in the early 20th Century in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. 381pp w/photos. HB/DJ, SIGNED……35.00 SOLD

88) [KIMBLE COUNTY] ) IT OCCURRED IN KIMBLE AND HOW: The Story of a Texas County by O. C. Fisher
1937, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Houston. Considered one of the more interesting Texas county histories with accounts of Indian fights, early day murder cases, outlaw roundups, and more. 237pp w/photos and appendix.  Hardback with decorated cover, this copy in very good condition w/some foxing to end papers, very scarce………..275.00

89) King, Leonard FROM CATTLE RUSTLER TO PULPIT  1943, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Taught cattle rustling by his father, this author became an expert and followed the outlaw trail until he was converted to religion and became a minister of the gospel.”  216pp w/index. HB/DJ, near fine copy…….55.00 SOLD

90) Lasater, Laurence M. THE LASATER PHILOSOPHY OF CATTLE RAISING 1972, 1st trade edition, 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. HB/DJ, very good…..75.00 SOLD

91) Lea, Tom  THE KING RANCH 1957, 1st edition, 1st state, Boston. Two Volumes. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Illustrations by the author.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The best account of the most famous ranch in the world.”  Lowman: “This book was originally planned as a 250-300 page private edition....but it grew steadily for the next four years.”  838pp w/maps, illus, append, sources, index. Two volumes HB in slipcase……..150.00

92) Lea, Tom WESTERN BEEF CATTLE 1967, limited edition of 850 copies, Encino Press, Austin. Book designed by William D. Wittliff.  A series of eleven paintings related to the history and development of western beef cattle. At the close of World War II, before terminating his wartime employment, these paintings were commissioned by LIFE Magazine and presented to the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.  (Originally published as a softcover booklet in 1950. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “A beautiful series of paintings illustrating the development of the Texas range stock and the progress of a steer from range to slaughterhouse.”) Large folio brown cloth hardcover in cloth slipcase…..125.00

93) Lehmann, V.W. FORGOTTEN LEGIONS: Sheep in the Rio Grande Plain of Texas 1969, 1st edition, El Paso. Designed by Carl Hertzog; map illustration by Jose Cisneros. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “An excellent study of the sheep industry in south Texas. The author discusses many things besides sheep. There is a long section on the cattle industry. An interesting and thought-provoking work on an area that is often glossed over in other books on the cattle industry.” 226pp w/photos, appendix, bibliography, index.
HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED………..45.00

94) London, Marvin F.  INDIAN RAIDS IN MONTAGUE COUNTY  1977, 1st edition, Saint Jo. Tells of  many raids and depredations by Indians in Montague County. 100pp w/photos. HB w/decorated cover…..135.00 SOLD

95) Malsch, Brownson LONE WOLF: Captain M. T. Gonzaullas  1980, 1st edition, Austin. During his tenure, Gonzaullas was the only hispanic captain in the ranger force, and this book chronicles his long and eventful career from 1920-1951. 224pp w/photos,  index. HB/DJ. Very good copy………45.00

96) Manns, William & Elizabeth Clair Flood COWBOYS & Trappings of the Old West 1997, 3rd edition, Santa Fe. Foreword by Roy Rogers. A pictorial look at all the trappings a cowboy used or wore that set him apart from other folks of the cowboy era of the late 1800s. 224pp w/many photos, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ very good condition…….35.00

97) Markus, Kurt  AFTER BARBED WIRE: Cowboys of Our Time  1985, 1st edition, Twelvetrees Press, Pasadena. A collection of full-page gravure photographs featuring modern cowboys on the ranges of Nevada, Texas, Oregon and Wyoming.  Large oblong folio HB/DJ, very good, SIGNED……125.00

98) Markus, Kurt COWPUNCHER  2000, 1st edition, NY. More range photos from the outstanding, award winning photographer.  Large folio, SIGNED, near fine condition……100.00

99) [MASON COUNTY] MASON COUNTY WORLD WAR II VETERANS 2002, 1st edition, compiled by the Mason County Historical Commission. Gives the military history of 805 Mason County residents who served between 1939 and 1947 in the armed forces of the United States, including those who served in the Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. 278pp w/endpaper map…45.00 SOLD

100) 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, SIGNED……..55.00

101) Meinzer, Wyman and B. Byron Price CHARLES GOODNIGHT: A Man For All Ages 2012, 1st edition, Benjamin. Wyman Meinzer, the Official Photographer for the State of Texas, and B. Byron Price, the Director of the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West at the University of Oklahoma, explore Goodnight’s history and offer insight into the life of this Texas legend. 150pp w/photos, endnotes. Oblong folio hardback/dust jacket, as new…….55.00 SOLD

102) [MIDLAND COUNTY] THE PIONEER HISTORY OF MIDLAND COUNTY, TEXAS 1880-1926 compiled by members of the Midland County Historical Society. 1984, 1st “Limited Centennial Edition,” Dallas.  175pp w/many photos, historical articles, family biographies, marriage and death records, and more. Folio  HB leather……135.00

103) [MIDLAND COUNTY]  LAND OF THE HIGH SKY by John Howard Griffin. 1959, 1st edition, Midland.  A history of the West Texas area around Midland published by the First National Bank of Midland.  Early exploration, Comanches, frontiersmen.  212pp w/notes, references, index. HB/DJ….35.00

104) Michener, James A. MEXICO 1992, 1st edition, NY. Novel. Michener’s fictionalized history of our neighbor to the South. 625pp. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED bookplate affixed neatly on the title page…..85.00

105) Moser, Robert D. TEXAS IRON: Guns of the Texas Rangers  2017, 3rd edition, Fort Worth. An interesting study of the guns used by Texas Rangers From Texas Colonial times to the present. Includes anecdotes. 197pp w/photos, bibliography. Trape paperback, new [multiple copies available]……19.95

106) O’Neal, Bill JOHN CHISUM: Frontier Cattle King  2018, 1st edition, Fort Worth. A new look at the life of the “Jinglebob King” John Chisum, who , at one time, owned more cattle than anyone in America. 164pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. Trade Paperback, new [multiple copies available]……19.95

107) O’Neal, Bill WEST TEXAS CATTLE KINGDOM 2013, 1st edition, Charleston. (Arcadia Press, Images of America Series.) A pictorial history that relates the frontier saga of cowboys, cattle drives, and great ranches of West Texas. 127pp. Softcover, (I have a few SIGNED copies)…..21.99

108) O’Neal, Bill THE JOHNSON COUNTY WAR 2004, reprint edition, Fort Worth. [2005 Book of the Year Award, National Association for Outlaw and Lawmen History.] A complete account of Wyoming’s infamous range war in the late 1800s.  290pp w/photos, endnotes, bibliography, index. Folio softcover…….27.95

109) O’Neal, Bill FRONTIER FORTS OF TEXAS  2018, 1st edition, Charleston. (Arcadia Press, Images of America Series.)  A new and interesting look at the forts that were strung across the West Texas frontier to house the troops who were protecting the settlers from Indian atrocities. 127pp w/photos. Trade paperback, new, SIGNED…..21.99

110) [POTTER COUNTY] IN THE CATTLE COUNTRY: History of Potter County by Della Tyler Key. 1972, 2nd edition, Wichita Falls. A complete history of one of the nation’s last frontiers in the Texas Panhandle. Much on Amarillo, marauding Indians, cattle ranching, biographical sketches of many pioneers, and more. 357pp w/photos, bib, index. HB/DJ …….44.00

111) Prescott, William H. HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF PERU With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas 1847, 1st American edition, Harper & Brothers Publishers, NY. TWO VOLUMES. A nice set of Prescott's important work on Pizarro’s conquest of Peru. Two volume set w/portraits of Pizarro and Pedro de Gasca; appendix, index. HB both volumes cloth, very good with some foxing throughout interior……the set = 100.00

112) [RED RIVER COUNTY] THE HISTORY OF CLARKSVILLE & OLD RED RIVER COUNTY by Pat B. Clark. 1937, 1st edition, Mathis, Van Nort & Co., Dallas. Foreword by James T. DeShields. A comprehensive history of the “Mother County of Texas.” Indian encounters; economic and social history; Muster Roll of Whitfield’s Legion of Texas Cavalry (Civil War); pioneer family biographies; much more. 259pp w/photos, maps  appendix.  HB/DJ, a near fine copy of this scarce county history……275.00

113) Remley, David  BELL RANCH: Cattle Ranching in the Southwest, 1824-1947  1993, 1st edition, Albuquerque. A detailed study and history of  this northeastern New Mexico ranch that once encompassed three-quarters of a million acres. 393pp w/map. photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, very good copy…….65.00 SOLD

114) Roth, Michael P. CONVICT COWBOYS: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo  2016, 1st edition, Denton. An interesting and detailed history of the nation’s first prison rodeo which ran from 1931 to 1986., as well as a glimpse at the Texas prison system during that period. 436pp w/photos, appendices, endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new……..32.95 SOLD

115) Rozelle, Ron EXILED: The Last Days of Sam Houston  2017, 1st edition, College Station. This masterful biography focuses on Houston’s twilight years while he lived in Huntsville. “This book is aimed at a general audience, not an academic one.” 205pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……29.95

116) Scarborough, Annie Cecil THE PASS OF THE EAGLE: The Chaparral Region of Texas 1968, 1st edition, Austin.  Foreword by John H. Jenkins. A history of the brush country of South Texas. 109pp w/bibliography, illustrations by the author, index, end-paper maps.  HB mustard cloth w/illustrated cover......40.00 SOLD

117) [Scarborough, Dorothy THE WIND 1979, 1st printing of the UT Press edition, Austin. (the true first edition was published as “Anonymous” for author). An interesting foreword to this edition by Sylvia Ann Grider. The classic novel of a woman driven crazy by the incessant West Texas wind. 337pp. HB/DJ dust jacket chipped at spine, edgeworn, now in protective cover……75.00 SOLD

118) Seals, Nita  PONDER: The Little Town With the Big Rodeo  1985, 1st edition, Gainesville. A history of Ponder, Texas (Denton County), with emphasis on the Ponder Championship Rodeo and the many people involved in it. 189pp w/photos, index. HB, brown leather with gilt lettering…….35.00

119) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY] FORT GRIFFIN AND THE CLEAR FORK COUNTRY by Lester W. Galbreath. No date, privately published. “100 years of history – 1850-1950 – on 25 miles of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River.” Includes maps of Fort Griffin Military Post, the town, Fort Davis, Camp Cooper, Indian Reservation, Butterfield Stage Line, Old Military Roads, Houses along the Clear Fork, Cemeteries, Indian Villages, much more from the old Fort Griffin records. 139pp. Folio paper spiral…40.00 SOLD

120) Shanklin, Felda Davis EARLY DAYS IN TEXAS 1953, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Real stories about events in Texas history from early Spanish explorers through the early days of the Texas cattle industry. Info on Robertson Colony; Texas Indian atrocities and captivity; Texas Revolution; the Republic; much on Belton & Bell County. 235pp w/bib, index. HB/DJ…45.00

121) Shaw, Robert GUIDE TO TEXAS GRASSES 2012, 1st edition, College Station. A complete study and reference guide to Texas grasses that provides a description of the structure of each plant; details of classification and distribution; brief species accounts; distribution maps; color and black and white photos of 670 grass species found in Texas; and an alphabetized checklist that provides information on origin, longevity, growth season, endangered status, and occurrence. Much more. 1,080pp w/photos, drawings, index. Flexbound w/flaps, new –multi-copies available………..45.00

122) Shirley, Glenn DESPERADO FROM COWBOY FLAT: The Saga of Zip Wyatt  1997, 1st edition, Barbed Wire Press, Stillwater.  Wyatt was a little known and elusive bandit from the Oklahoma Territory and a member of the Wyatt-Black Gang from Guthrie, Oklahoma. His last flight from justice lasted 125 days, and required the efforts of hundreds of men to finally corner him.  143pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, INSCRIBED/SIGNED……….45.00 SOLD

123) Shirley, Glenn  RED YESTERDAYS  1977, 1st edition, Wichita Falls. A collection of stories about some lesser-known  characters that resided in Indian Territory, including Bill Pickett, Princes Winona, Billy McGinty, William Pollock, and others.  298pp w/photos, bibliography. HB/DJ, SIGNED……35.00 SOLD

124) Schreiber, Martin H. LAST OF A BREED: Portraits of Working Cowboys 1982, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by Louis L’Amour.  Photos of modern day cowboys at work on ranches in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.  Oblong folio HB/DJ….30.00 SOLD

125) Simons, Helen & Cathryn A. Hoyt HISPANIC TEXAS: A Historical Guide   1992, 1st edition, Austin. Discusses the many contributions of Hispanic culture that have woven their way into Texan culture, including architecture, cuisine, ranching and rodeo traditions, and more. Sections arranged by geographic region.  502pp w/photos, references, index. Variant softcover binding..35.00

126) [SMITH COUNTY] SMITH COUNTY JUSTICE by David Ellsworth. Circa 1985, stated first edition, Discovery Press, NY. An expose of drug dealing and law enforcement corruption in Tyler, Texas.662pp w/index. HB/DJ, very good copy, scarce….165.00

Beautiful set of two volumes bound in black leather with gold lettering & decorations!
127) Smith, Walter H.B.  PISTOLS AND REVOLVERS and RIFLES TWO VOLUMES  1997, “Special edition of the Firearms Classic Library,” Fairfax. Smith was one of the leading American firearms authorities of the twentieth century. Pistols & Revolvers is described as “one of the most complete and useful books on the revolver and pistol using metallic cartridges, foreign and American.” The other volume, Rifles, does the same for its subject matter. 638/546pp both volumes profusely illustrated w/indexes. Two volume set, HB both volumes bound in black leather with gilt decoration and edges, fine condition. The set = 85.00 SOLD

128) Steffen, Randy THE HORSE SOLDIER 1776 - 1943 Four Volumes: 1977, 1978, 1979, all 2nd printings, Norman. This massive four volume set is a detailed study of the United States Cavalryman and his uniforms, arms, accoutrements and equipments, from the Revolutionary War to the last days of the Horse Soldier in World War II when the cavalry became mechanized. Vol I: The Revolution, The War Of 1812, The Early Frontier, 1776-1850. ; Vol II. The Frontier, Mexican War, Civil War, Indian Wars, 1851-1880; Vol III: The Last Of The Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, The Brink Of The Great War, 1881-1916. Vol IV: World War I, The Peacetime Army, World War II, 1917-1943. Each volume profusely illustrated by the author, many in full color. This study was endorsed by the Company of Military Historians. The author died during its production in 1977. All four volumes are folio hardbacks in very good condition, scarce in cloth…the set of four volumes = $140.00

129) [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……145.00 SOLD

130) Stokes, Katy PAISANO: Story of a Cowboy and a Camp Meeting 1980, 1st ed, Waco. The story of L.R. Millican who founded the Baptist camp meeting that has met every year since 1913 in the mountain ranch country between Alpine and Marfa. 181pp w/appendices, notes, index. HB/DJ ….25.00

131) Supica, Jim & Richard Nahas STANDARD CATALOG OF SMITH & WESSON: Over 770 Models in 6 Grades of Condition  2006, 3rd revised edition, Iola. A fully annotated identification and price guide to the world of Smith & Wesson—revolvers, shotguns, semi-autos, rifles, military, and other collectibles that bears the name ‘Smith & Wesson.’ Includes production data. 432pp w/photographs, appendices, model index. Folio HB/DJ, very good condition……50.00 SOLD

132) Sutton, George Miksch MEXICAN BIRDS: First Impressions Based Upon An Ornithological Expedition to Tamaulipas. Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila  1951, 1st edition, Norman. Illustrated with water-color and pen-and-ink drawings by the author. Includes an appendix with brief descriptions of all Mexican birds. 282pp w/illus, appendix, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket has a few tiny nicks along the edges, otherwise a near fine copy)……45.00

133) [TRAPPING] THE SCIENCE OF TRAPPING by E Kreps. 1944, revised edition, Columbus. Originally published in 1909, this booklet “describes the fur bearing animals, their nature, habits and distribution, with practical methods for their capture.” 229pp w/photos and illustrations …….Softcover booklet, fine condition….30.00 SOLD

134) [TRAPPING] THE TRAIL TO SUCCESSFUL TRAPPING by V.H. Lynch. 1935, 2nd edition, np. Includes “proven formula for baits, scents. And expert methods for making sets.”170pp w/photos. Softcover booklet, fine….35.00 SOLD

135) Turner, Mrs. Avery THESE HIGH PLAIINS 1941, 1st limited edition of 150 copies, Amarillo. The author recalls her life of forty years on the Plains around Amarillo: Charles Goodnight, Billy the Kid; ranching and cattle; Old Tascosa; the oil boom; and much more. 94pp w/photos. HB blue cloth fine copy w/illustration pasted on front cover (still has remains of the original onion skin dust jacket), rare……395.00 SOLD

136) Unruh, John D., Jr. THE PLAINS ACROSS: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-1860 1979, 1st edition, Urbana.  A massive comprehensive study of overland emigration during the pioneer era of America’s west-ward expansion based upon diaries, letters, newspapers and periodical accounts.  565pp w/illus, maps, bib, index. HB/DJ….30.00

137) [UVALDE, REAL & EDWARDS COUNTIES] ) Fenley, Florence  OLDTIMERS OF SOUTHWEST TEXAS  1957, 1st edition, Uvalde.  A wealth of material can be found in this regional history of the ranch country in Uvalde, Real and Edwards counties which has stories told by the early day pioneers and settlers to the region.  In addition to new oral histories gathered from pioneers, Fenley included here additional biographies she had written for the Uvalde Leader-News and The Cattleman magazine dating from 1937. 318pp w/photos, index. Folio HB/DJ, very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED and very scarce….250.00

138) Warren, Harris G. THE SWORD WAS THEIR PASSPORT: A History of American Filibustering in the Mexican Revolution 1943, 1st edition, Baton Rouge. An interesting study devoted chiefly to the filibustering expeditions of Gutierrez-Magee, 1812-1813; the Toledo fiasco on the Sabine in 1814; Mina’s invasion of Mexico from 1816-1817; ant the futile activities of Dr. James Long from 1819-1821. 286pp w/endpaper maps, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..85.00 SOLD

139) Wilbarger, INDIAN DEPREDATIONS IN TEXAS  1935, facsimile reprint of the original by The Steck Company, Austin. “Reliable account of battles, wars, adventures, forays, murders, massacres, etc., together with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters and frontiersmen of Texas.” Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This volume is the most thorough compilation of accounts of Indian warfare in Texas in the 19th century.” 691pp w/woodcuts credited to T.J. Owen (who was actually William Sydney Porter, aka O. Henry.) HB, tan cloth w/brown decorations and lettering, a very good copy….135.00

140) Wilson, R.L. COLT: An American Legend  1985, reprint, NY.  “The definitive and official history of Colt Firearms.”  405pp w/illustrations, index. Oblong folio, HB/DJ……..40.00

141) Worman, Charles G. GUNSMOKE AND SADDLE LEATHER: Firearms in the Nineteenth-Century American West  2005, 1st edition, Albuquerque. This huge volume gives many accounts of how guns affected the lives of those on the frontier. Includes accounts of a trapper in the 1830s, a woman crossing the plains by wagon in the 1850s, a cowboy enduring the dangers of a long cattle drive, a buffalo hunter, a soldier fighting Indians, and many more stories. 559 halftone photos of the people and their guns with descriptive captions.  360pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, as new…39.95 SOLD

142) Yelvington, Henry  GHOST LORE 1936, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. “A collection of ghost, phantom and legendary mysteries chiefly of Texas.” 158pp w/illus. Trade paperback, front cover has closed tear, now in protective cover….19.50 SOLD

 

    
CATALOG #276: February, 2017
 TEXANA/WESTERN AMERICANA:
New, used and rare
1) Adams, Andy THE LOG OF A COWBOY: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days 1931, reprint of the 1903 edition, Boston. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “...it has become a classic as a picture of trail driving, and no bibliography on cattle would be complete without it.”  387pp. HB green cloth w/gold lettering at spine…..28.00 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......75.00 SOLD

3) Adams, Ramon THE OLD-TIME COWHAND 1961, 1st trade edition, NY. Illustrated by Nick Eggenhofer.  A collection of the author’s entertaining yarns that depict the real-life activities of the old-time cowboys. 354pp w/ill.  HB/DJ, SIGNED…65.00 SOLD

4) Allhands, J. L. BOLL WEEVIL: Recollections of the Trinity & Brazos Valley Railway 1946, 1st edition, The Anson Jones Press, Houston. This story of the Trinity & Brazos Valley Railroad, affectionately known as the “Boll Weevil,” traces its history from the early trail-blazing and road-bed building days to the days of the sumptuous Burlington-Rock Island Streamliners.” Includes history and folklore of communities and place names. 279pp w/individually paginated appendices, illustrations, maps, errata, sources, index. HB tan cloth w/ decorated cover…..135.00 SOLD

5) Andrews, Jean SEA SHELLS OF THE TEXAS COAST 1971, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. A detailed guide to sea shells found along Texas beaches. 298pp w/maps, photos, illus, index. Folio HB/DJ (dust jacket scuffed, now in protective cover)..45.00

6) [ARCHEOLOGY]  PICTURE-WRITING OF TEXAS INDIANS  by A.T. Jackson. 1938, 1st edition, University of Texas Publication #3809, Austin. A county by county survey of ancient Indian rock art giving a thorough analysis and classification of design elements and their geographic distribution. 490pp w/hundreds of maps and photos; biblio; index. Softcover, a very fine copy with smattering of foxing along the spine side of the front cover, now in Bro-Dart Plasti-Kleer protective cover, scarce…..185.00

7) [ARCHEOLOGY] ) Suhm, Dee Ann & Edward B. Jelks [editors] HANDBOOK OF TEXAS ARCHEOLOGY: Type Descriptions compiled and edited by Dee Ann Suhm & Edward B. Jelks. 1962, 1st edition, Austin. “A cumulative compendium of type descriptions published jointly by The Texas Archeological Society and The Texas Memorial Museum.”  299pp w/illustrations, references. Spiral notebook w/plastic cover over decorated boards, very scarce…....200.00 SOLD

8) [ARCHEOLOGY]  THE WHITE SHAMAN MURAL: An Enduring Creation Narrative in the Rock Art of the Lower Pecos  by Carolyn Boyd [with contributions by Kim Cox] 2016, 1st edition, Austin. A masterpiece of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands is the White Shaman mural, an intricate 26’ by 13’ painting on the wall of a shallow cave overlooking the Pecos River. In this book Boyd “takes us on a journey of discovery as she builds a convincing case that the mural tells a story of the birth of the sun and the beginning of time—making it possibly the oldest pictorial creation narrative in North America.” Folio HB/DJ, as new……………65.00

9) Bancroft, Huber Howe HISTORY OF THE NORTH MEXICAN STATES AND TEXAS, 1531-1800 1884/1889, 1st edition, San Francisco. TWO VOLUMES. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “A century after it was written, this remains one of the best single histories of Texas…Most of the first volume is devoted to the Spanish Southwest in general, with emphasis on Texas. The list of ‘Authorities quoted’ contains over 1200 printed works, not including manuscripts. The second volume covers the history of Texas in the 19th century up to 1889, with additional chapters on education, industry, commerce and railroads.” A resourceful tool for a Texana library.  Two volumes 751/814pp w/maps, notes, both volumes HB bound in leather spines and corners over marbled cloth, intact hinges, very good to near fine condition! ………this handsome set = 375.00 SOLD

10) Barker, S. Omar SONGS OF THE SADDLEMEN 1954, 1st edition, Sage Books, Denver.  Foreword by Fred Gipson; drawings by H. D. Bugbee. A collection of Barker’s best “buckaroo ballads” that portray the spirit of cowboy life on the range. 112pp w/illus. HB/DJ, very good copy - scarce………75.00 SOLD

11) Baylor, George Wythe INTO THE FAR, WILD COUNTRY: True Tales of the Old Southwest 1996, 1st edition, El Paso. Edited and with an introduction by Jerry D. Thompson. The stories included here were published in the El Paso Daily Herald from 1899 to 1906. The stories cover accounts of the Civil War in El Paso and the Mesilla Valley, fights with Comanches in North Texas and with Victorio’s Apaches in the mountains of Chihuahua, and more. 442pp w/maps, illus, notes, bibliography.  HB/DJ….40.00 SOLD

12) Bergin, Dr. Billy  LOYAL TO THE LAND: The Legendary Parker Ranch, 750-1950 2004, 1st edition, Honolulu. A history of the largest U.S. ranch still in operation, with biographical data of its five foundation families. 363pp w/over 250 historical photographs, map. Index. Oversize hardback with dust jacket, fine copy……30.00

13) Brennan, Howard L. [with J. Edward Cherryholmes] EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY: The Kennedy Assassination As Seen By Howard Brennan  1987, 1st edition, Waco. Brennan tells of being at Dealey Plaza and actually seeing Lee Harvey Oswald fire the shots that killed Kennedy on that fateful day in November, 1963. 128pp w/photos, appendices. HB/DJ, as new….29.95

14) Brown, Dee & Martin F. Schmitt TRAIL DRIVING DAYS 1952, 1st edition, NY. Tells of the golden days of the cattle drives with hundreds of period photos. A lot on various ranches, cattlemen, outlaws and lawmen, and other characters of the old west. 264pp w/bibliography. Folio HB/DJ (dust jacket edgeworn and a couple of scuffmarks, now in protective cover)…….65.00

15) Burkhalter, Lois Wood GIDEON LINCECUM 1793-1874: A Biography 1965, 1st edition, Austin. Biography of a renowned 19th-century naturalist, physician, musician, and translator of Native American dialects. 362pp w/illustrations, genealogical tables, appendices, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ….30.00 SOLD

16) Burroughs, Jean M. [editor] ON THE TRAIL: The Life and Tales of “Lead Steer” Potter 1980, 1st edition, Santa Fe. The editor gives a biography of  Col. Jack Potter, and follows that with many original stories by the Colonel telling of the humor and horseplay on trail drives and the cattle range in eastern New Mexico--Billy the Kid, Indian scares, and more. 148pp w/photos, bibliography, notes. HB/DJ, fine copy……….40.00 SOLD

17) [CALLAHAN COUNTY, TEXAS] I REMEMBER CALLAHAN: History of Callahan County, Texas 1986, 1st edition, Dallas.  475pp with many photos; historical articles; church and community histories; family histories; extensive index. Folio HB with pictorial cover….125.00

18) Carter, Forrest  GONE TO TEXAS 1973, 1st edition, Delacorte Press. Carter’s novel that was made into the movie The Outlaw Josie Wales. 206pp.  HB/DJ scarce……..110.00 SOLD

19) Cavazos, Bobby THE COWBOY FROM THE WILD HORSE DESERT  2000, 1st edition, np.  A novel set on the King Ranch in South Texas.  271pp w/illustrations, glossary. Softcover, inscribed/SIGNED…..25.00 SOLD

20) Chrisman, Harry E. THE LADDER OF RIVERS: The Story of I.P (Print) Olive  1962, 1st edition, Denver.  This book gives a comprehensive story of the range cattle industry with Olive as its central figure. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “A well-written biography of one of the cattle land’s unique characters, revealing many things heretofore unrecorded.”  426pp w/many photos, appendix with brands of the era, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy……90.00 SOLD

21) Clarke, Mary Whatley A CENTURY OF COW BUSINESS: The First 100 Years of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association 1976, 1st edition, Ft. Worth. “Faithfully details the happenings, some comical, some tragic, that went into forming the character of the Association during its first one hundred years.”  287pp w/photos, index.  HB/DJ….65.00

22) Clayton, Lawrence RANCH RODEOS IN WEST TEXAS: Abilene, Albany, Anson, and Breckenridge with a Play Day Benefit in Albany 1988, 1st edition, Abilene. Photography by Lawrence, Sonja and Lea Clayton. Photos and text centered around events at the ranch rodeos mentioned in the title. 77pp.  HB, one of a few bound in ¼ leather and marbled cloth ….45.00 SOLD

23) Coe, Wilbur RANCH ON THE RUIDOSO: The Story of a Pioneer Family in New Mexico, 1871- 1968   1968, 1st edition, NY. Typography, binding and jacket designed by Carl Hertzog; introduction and two paintings by Peter Hurd; four maps drawn by Jose Cisneros. The early chapters of this book tell about the author’s father, Frank Coe, and his life as a successful rancher, of his troubles during the Lincoln County War and his relationship with Billy the Kid. Gives an interesting look at early-day life on the famous Coe ranch in New Mexico.  279pp w/photos. HB/DJ (dust jacket slightly edgeworn, now in protective cover)….95.00

24) Colley, Betty Bailey, et al  THE MASTER SHOWMEN OF KING RANCH: The Story of Beto and Librado Maldonado 2009, 1st edition, Austin. Beto Maldonado recalls an eventful life of training and showing Santa Gertrudis cattle. 229pp w/illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index.  Softcover, as new…..24.95 SOLD

25) Cooper, Madison  THE HAUNTED HACIENDA  1955, 1st edition, Boston.  Another novel by the prize-winning author of Sironia, Texas.  303pp.  HB, SIGNED……………25.00 SOLD
 
26) Crawford, Lewis F. RANCHING DAYS IN DAKOTA, and, CUSTER’S BLACK HILL’S EXPEDITION OF 1874  1950, 1st edition, Baltimore. Edited and with an intro by Usher L. Burdick. Tells about many of the early day ranchers in Dakotas. Includes some interesting range photos. The last chapter deals with the Custer expedition. 110pp w/illus. HB green cloth w/gilt lettering on spine, fine copy with plain brown dust jacket in protective cover…...125.00

27) [CROCKETT COUNTY] YESTERYEAR IN OZONA AND CROCKETT COUNTY by V.I. Pearce. 1980, 1st edition, Talley Press (San Angelo)  Editing by Elmer Kelton. Author recounts his days as a youngster on his ranch in Crockett County in the early part of the 20th-century: cowboys, sheepmen and cattlemen, much more. 137pp w photos, map endpapers. HB/DJ, fine copy..80.00

28) Culley, John H. (Jack) CATTLE, HORSES & MEN OF THE WESTERN RANGE 1940, 1st edition, Los Angeles.
Adams, SIX-GUNS: “This excellent book was written by a well-educated Englishman who came to the U.S. and became manager of the large Bell Ranch of New Mexico....devotes some space to the various gunmen of that state.  Among them are Clay Allison and Black Jack Ketchum (two chapters)...Joel Fowler and William McGinnis.” 337pp w/illustrations by Katherine Field, photos, index. HB, tan cloth/lacks dust jacket,  SIGNED……..135.00 SOLD

29) Daughters of the Republic of Texas, James Butler Bonham Chapter   GTT: Lives – Legends – Lore  1991, 1st edition, Dallas.  “Biographical sketches, ancestral history, and family tradition stories of the James Bonham Chapter, DRT.”  Includes much  infor-mation on the ancestry of  presidents and members of the Dallas chapter, and annual reports. 313pp w/photos, index. Folio HB w/decorated cover, some foxing to endpapers, otherwise very good, and scarce…..75.00

30) Davis, John W.  WYOMING RANGE WAR: The Infamous Invasion of Johnson County 2010, 1st edition, Norman. A new look at the Johnson County Range War of 1892. 357pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ...29.95

31) De Shields, James T. CYNTHIA ANN PARKER 1991, a limited edition of 1000 copies, by Chama Press, Dallas.  Foreword by John Graves. This book, originally published in 1886, is an account of Cynthia Ann’s abduction by Comanches in the bloody raid on Parker’s Fort, her life as a Comanche, her recapture twenty years later at the battle of Pease River, and her last unhappy years. De Shields interviewed and corresponded with people who participated in her recapture, or knew her after she returned to civilized society. 60pp with four photos [three were not in the original edition] and endnotes.  HB/DJ, as new with publisher’s descriptive brochure laid in…….95.00 SOLD

32) Dobie, J. Frank  A VAQUERO OF THE BRUSH COUNTRY 1929, 1st edition, The Southwest Press, Dallas. Author’s first book. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS:  “Based on oral memoirs of John Young, the text includes, in addition to Young’s life as a pioneer cowman and outlaw chases, sections on roundups and cattle drives, on the hide and tallow business in Texas, on Billy the Kid and the Mexican outlaw Cortina, on life in the South Texas brush country, on Mexican and Indian warfare along the border after the Civil War, and on the folk ways of the Texas cattle industry.” 314pp w/endpaper map, photos, index. HB w/simulated rattlesnake cover, this copy SIGNED by John Young, and dated “Dec. 25th, 1929.”…….350.00

33) Dobie, J. Frank THE MEXICO I LIKE  1942, 1st printing under this title with a new introduction by the author (previously published as Tongues of the Monte), Dallas. Dobie recounts some time spent in the rugged badlands of northern Mexico.  301pp. HB/DJ, fine copy…..125.00 SOLD

34) Dobie, J. Frank THE MUSTANGS  1954, 1st British edition, London. Illus by Charles Banks Wilson. Classic folklore and history of the Mustang.  376pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ, nice copy overall with some foxing to title page and outer edge block..35.00

35) Dobie, J. Frank WILD and WILY: Range Animals 1980, 1st printing, Northland Press, Flagstaff. In this book you “can sit back and enjoy some of the best animal folklore to come out of the west.” 18-foot long rattlesnakes; roadrunners clocked at 26 miles per hour; the Mustang and a mule; much more. Includes a checklist of Dobie’s major writings. 123pp w/illus. HB/DJ…..30.00 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/DJ (dust jacket edgeworn, now in protective cover)……45.00 SOLD

37) Farber, James TEXAS, C.S.A. 1947, 1st edition, NY.  An interesting and well-written account of Texas’ role in the Civil War. 265pp w/map endpapers, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket chipped, edgeworn, now in protective cover)….40.00 SOLD

38) Fehrenbach, T.R. COMANCHES: The Destruction of a People  1974, 1st edition, NY. An authoritative and complete history of one of the most powerful Plains Indian tribes.  Illustrated w/2 maps, 37 black- and-white photographs, and 8 color plates by George Catlin. 557pp w/bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good………90.00
 
39) Fergusson, Erna MURDER & MYSTERY IN NEW MEXICO 1948, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  Frontispiece by Peter Hurd.  Adams, SIX-GUNS: “A well-written book with chapters on several of the New Mexico outlaws, such as Vicente Silva, Billy the Kid, and Tom Ketchum...Her chapters on Vicente and Ketchum are more reliable...” There are also chapters on the mysterious death of Colonel Fountain and his son; the vigilantes of Socorro; more.  192pp w/photos, endpaper map. HB/DJ, fine, SIGNED…..60.00

40) Flanagan, Sue TRAILING THE LONGHORNS  1964, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by Wayne Gard; 3 maps by Jose Cisneros. A pictorial tour of landmarks along three famous cattle trails: The Goodnight-Loving, the Chisholm, and the Western Trails. Excellent range history.  290pp w/photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ….50.00 SOLD

41) Freeman, James W. [editor]  PROSE AND POETRY OF THE LIVE STOCK INDUSTRY: With Outlines of the Origin and Ancient History of our Live Stock Animals 1959, a facsimile reprint edition limited to 550 copies, Antiquarian Press, NY.  With a new introduction by Ramon F. Adams.  William Reese, SIX-SCORE: “The most desired and desirable book on the range cattle industry. This book contains an incredible collection of information on men and events concerned with cattle.  A chance to acquire the first edition rarely comes along.”  757pp, fully illustrated. Folio HB, a splendid volume bound in half cowhide and Bancroft buckram with gold-stamped front cover decoration and gilt spine lettering in a slip case….375.00 SOLD

42) Fulmore, Z.T. THE HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF TEXAS AS TOLD IN COUNTY NAMES  1926, 2nd revised edition, Austin. Interesting historical details about Texas county namesakes.  312pp w/maps, illustrations, informative appendices, index.  HB, tan cover, very good, SIGNED……..60.00 SOLD

43) Furse, Margaret Lewis  THE HAWKINS RANCH IN TEXAS: From Plantation Times to the Present  2014, 1st edition, College Station.  A portrait of more than 160 years of plantation, ranch and small-town life on he Hawkins Ranch in Matagorda County by a great-granddaughter of the founders. 231pp w/photos, genealogy, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, as new….24.95 SOLD

44) Gann, Walter  TREAD OF THE LONGHORNS  1949, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Foreword by William MacLeod Raine.  A history of the range cattle industry, with chapters on cattle rustling and range wars, barbed wire and windmills, Texas Rangers, the cowboys and the cow pony, and more. 188pp w/ illus, index.  HB orange cloth…..30.00

45) Gatewood, Charles B. Lt. CHARLES GATEWOOD & HIS APACHE WARS MEMOIR  2005, 1st edition, Lincoln. Edited and with additional text by Louis Kraft.  Gatewood recorded his experiences while serving as commander of Indian Scouts for the Sixth U.S. Cavalry during the campaigns against Geronimo and Naiche.  283pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ…..29.95 SOLD

46) [GEOLOGY] JOHN AUGUST UDDEN: A Biography by Monica Heiman. 1963, 1st limited edition of 200 copies, Kerrville. Udden was a pioneer geologist who did many studies in the Big Bend region of Texas. This manuscript was the author’s Master’s thesis at Sul Ross College in Alpine, and was copyrighted and reprinted in this limited edition by the Udden family. HB, tan cloth, library decimal numbers at spine and presentation plate on inside of front cover where there is also glue residue of something being removed, otherwise a very good copy…..85.00 SOLD

47) [GILLESPIE COUNTY] OLD HOMES and BUILDINGS of FREDERICKSBURG by Elise Kowert. 1978, 2nd printing, Fredericksburg.  Personifies the family histories related to many of the fine old homes and buildings in this Hill country town.  205pp w/photos, references, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover……30.00 SOLD

48) Gober, Jim COWBOY JUSTICE: Tale of a Texas Lawman 1997, 1st edition, Lubbock. Gober, an ordinary cowboy and the first sheriff of Potter County, rubbed elbows with the likes of Temple Houston, Pat Garrett and Charles Siringo.  This book gives an interesting look at pioneer life in the Texas Panhandle. 327pp w/map, photos, appendix, index. HB/DJ….28.00 SOLD

49) Green, Dr. Ben K. THE COLOR OF HORSES: The Scientific and Authoritative Identification of the Color of the Horse 1974, 1st edition, Flagstaff.  With 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/DJ, (dust jacket has tiny tear at top front, and light scuffing)……125.00 SOLD

50) Hafertepe, Kenneth  THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF GERMAN TEXANS  2016, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station. “German immigrants of the nineteenth century left a distinctive mark on the lifestyles and vernacular architecture of Texas. In this first comprehensive survey of the art and artifacts of German Texans, the author explores how their material culture was influenced by their European roots, how it was adapted to everyday life in Texas, and how it changed over time...This masterful study covers pioneer generations in East Texas and the Hill Country, and into the early twentieth century. Houses and their furnishings, churches and cemeteries, breweries and businesses, and paintings and engravings fill the pages of this informative and richly illustrated volume.”  516pp w/photos, illustrations, chapter notes, index. Folio HB/DJ, new ……..49.95

51) Haley, J. Evetts ODE TO NITA BY HER HUSBAND 1958, 1st “Private Edit ion”, Canyon, limited to 100 copies reserved for presentation to family members and intimate friends of the Haley family. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Frontispiece photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Haley at their JH Ranch. [Chandler A. Robinson, J. EVETTS HALEY And The Passing of the West:  “Private edition limited to 100 copies, none of which were for sale…The rarest of all Haley books.”]  15pp. HB bound in half white and gray cloth; gold lettering on spine and front cover, laid in is a handwritten personal note to the book recipient SIGNED by Haley, rare…$2,250.00

52) Haley, J. Evetts [editor]  Charles Goodnight’s Indian Recollections 1928, 1st edition, Canyon. Article in PANHANDLE-PLAINS HISTORICAL REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 1  One of many interviews Haley had with the complex frontiersman and pioneer rancher. Other articles include: “The Arrington Papers” by L.F. Sheffy; “Mining and Indian fighting in Arizona and New Mexico, 1858-1861: Memoirs of Hank Smith” by Hattie M. Anderson; and “Pioneer Quaker Farmers  of the South Plains” by Roger  A. Burgess. 128pp. Softcover w/extended edges…..95.00  SOLD

53) Haley. J. Evetts ON HIS NATIVE HEATH…IN HIS NATURAL ELEMENT: A Collection of the Essays of J. Evetts Haley From 1927 to 1989  1992, 1st edition, Midland. 287pp. HB/DJ near fine copy, SIGNED….70.00 SOLD

  One-of-a-kind with original Bugbee drawing
54) 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; “Nolan’s Lost Nigger Expedition;” 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 by Haley, and illustrator Bugbee drew an original pen-and-ink portrait of a Comanche Indian on the half-title page above his signature….425.00 SOLD

55) Haley, J. Evetts  CHARLES SCHREINER, GENERAL MERCHANDISE: The Story of a Country Store 1969, 1st printing of the revised edition, Austin.  Illustrations by H .D. Bugbee; typography and design by Carl Hertzog. A history of Captain Schreiner’s little store in Kerrville which he opened in 1869. 70pp w/illus. HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED by Haley….50.00 SOLD

56) Haley, J. Evetts JEFF MILTON: A Good Man With A Gun  1953, 3rd printing, 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/DJ (dust jacket faded at spine) inscribed to author/historian Kenneth F. Neighbors and SIGNED by Haley……50.00 SOLD

57) Hellen, Charles W. “Bill” “EL COJO” (The Lame One) The Story of South Texas Cattleman and Banker Charles Waugh Hellen, Sr. 2014, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Hebbronville. The Hellen family has been involved in the South Texas cattle ranching business for 120 years, surviving destructive weather and droughts, early day frontier dangers, unpredictable cattle markets, and burdensome government regulations and taxes. There are two main branches in Jim Hogg County—El Ebanito and La Mota. Their story includes firsthand accounts by founder, Charles Waugh Hellen, Sr. 122pp w/map, photos. Folio HB/DJ SIGNED….49.95

58) Hendrix, John IF I CAN DO IT HORSEBACK: A Cow-Country Sketchbook 1971, 2nd printing, Austin.  Intro by Wayne Gard; illustrations by Malcolm Thurgood.   “Accurate, detailed and fascinating descriptions of the day-to-day life of the cowboy, the chuck-wagon cook, the range boss” based on the author’s personal experiences in West Texas. 355pp w/index. HB/DJ…..29.00 SOLD

59) Holden, William Curry THE SPUR RANCH: A Study of the Inclosed Ranch Phase of the Cattle Industry in Texas 1934, 1st edition, 1st state (w/endpaper maps), Boston. A history of the Great Plains ranch and its contribution to the ranching industry from 1885 to 1907. 229 pp with index, and an appendix that gives an alphabetical list of employees and their dates of employment from 1885 to 1909. HB tan cloth, very good copy…….350.00 SOLD

60) Holden, W. C. ROLLIE BURNS or An Account of the Ranching Industry of the South Plains 1986, 2nd edition, College Station, with a new introduction by David J. Murrah..  Wm. Reese, in SIX-SCORE: “An excellent picture of ranching in the 1870s, 80s, and 90s in West Texas. Burns first work as a cowboy was in 1873. He worked for several outfits and managed three before this narrative ends in 1896.”  243pp w/index.  HB/DJ…….35.00 SOLD

61) Hollon, W. Eugene  BEYOND THE CROSS TIMBERS: The Travels of Randolph B. Marcy  1955, 1st edition, Norman.  A biography of the 19th-century trail blazer, geographer, Mexican fighter, Indian authority, and author. 270pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, very good…..35.00 SOLD

62) House, Colonel Edward M. [as told to Tyler Mason] RIDING FOR TEXAS: The True Adventures of Captain Bill McDonald of the Texas Rangers 1936, 1st edition, NY. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Like most books about the Texas Rangers, this one also deals with some of the outlaws of Texas.”  A fictionalized version of many of MacDonald’s legendary adventures. 229pp. HB/DJ (dj has 2 inch chip at lower front corner, now in protective cover)….60.00 SOLD

63) Hunter, J. Marvin [editor]  THE TRAIL DRIVERS OF TEXAS 1986, reprint, University of Texas, Austin.  Reese, SIX-SCORE: “This vast compilation of original accounts by old trail drivers is one of the best cattle books, and the largest collection of first-hand narratives of the range cattle industry... [it] is an essential foundation book for any range library.” Adams, HERD: “...the most important single contribution to the history of cattle driving on the western trails.” 1,085pp w/photos, index [this valuable index is not included in earlier editions!]  HB/DJ, very good copy….50.00

64) Huntley, Paul L. BLACK MOUNTAIN COWBOYS  1976, 1st printing, Canon City. An old-timer recalls his life as cowboy in Colorado in the early part of the 20th-century. He tells many stories of the interesting people and events he encountered. 200pp w/photos. Folio softcover w/pictorial cover, inscribed/SIGNED very good copy…...35.00 SOLD

65) Hunter, J. Marvin [editor]  THE TRAIL DRIVERS OF TEXAS 1989, 3rd University of Texas printing, Austin.  Reese, SIX-SCORE: “This vast compilation of original accounts by old trail drivers is one of the best cattle books, and the largest collection of first-hand narratives of the range cattle industry... [it] is an essential foundation book for any range library.”  Adams, HERD: “...the most important single contribution to the history of cattle driving on the western trails.”  1,085pp w/photos, this edition indexed.  HB/DJ (out-of-print in hardback) a clean, bright copy……..50.00

66) Irvin, Teresa Williams LET THE TAIL GO WITH THE HIDE: The Story of Ben F. Williams  1984, 1st edition, Mangan Books, El Paso.  Introduction by Tom Lea. Exciting memoirs of a Douglas, Arizona rancher, prospector and mine developer, business man, and one of the purchasers of the 2,270,000 acre Palomas Ranch in Mexico just across the border from New Mexico.  287pp w/photos, index. HB, leather, inscribed/SIGNED…….85.00 SOLD

67) James, Jesse S.  EARLY UNITED STATES BARBED WIRE PATENTS  1966, 1st edition, Maywood. Identifies 622 different barbed wires  patents issued from 1867 to 1897. Includes a comprehensive listing of all individual patents, with descriptive text, drawing, history and patent number.  291pp w/illustrations, index to patentees. Folio HB/DJ near fine…65.00 SOLD

68) Keleher, William A. MAXWELL LAND GRANT 1942, 1st edition, Rydal Press, Santa Fe. A history of the Maxwell Land Grant that covered 2,680 square miles in New Mexico and southern Colorado. Adams, in SIX-GUNS, notes that it contains material on Clay Allison, the New Mexico vigilantes, and Billy the Kid. 166pp w/photos, sources, index and foldout map in rear pocket.  HB w/illustrated cover…..60.00

69) Keleher, William A. TURMOIL IN NEW MEXICO 1846-1868 1952, 1st edition, Santa Fe. A comprehensive history that deals primarily with New Mexico during the period cited, but also contains information on Arizona which was a part of New Mexico until 1863. 534pp w/photos, sources, index.  HB/DJ very good copy…..45.00

70) Kelton, Elmer THERE’S ALWAYS ANOTHER CHANCE and Other Stories 1986, 1st edition, San Angelo. A collection of Kelton’s early short stories that were originally published in pulp magazines in the 1940s and ‘50s. Includes a bibliography of his novels to date and a useful listing of his published short works. 192pp. HB/DJ, fine……..19.95

71) Kelton, Steve RENDERBROOK: A Century Under the Spade Brand  1989, 1st edition, Ft. Worth. 100 year history of the innovative West Texas ranching enterprise. 221pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, fine copy………..55.00

72) Kemp, Ben W. [with J.C. Dykes] COW DUST AND SADDLE LEATHER 1968, 1st edition, Norman. Life story of a 19th-century Texas/New Mexico cowman/lawman who crossed paths with the likes of Black Jack Ketchum, the Apache Kid, Dallas Stoudenmire, James Gillett, Ranger Captain George W. Baylor, and others. 300pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ (small chips to dj, now in a protective cover)……60.00

73) [KING RANCH] KING RANCH: 100 Years of Ranching 1953, 1st ed, published by Corpus Christi Caller-Times.  A concise history of the enormous  South Texas ranch and of its international holdings.  143pp w/maps and many photos.  Folio HB ….60.00 SOLD

74) Kraisinger, Gary & Margaret  THE WESTERN: The Greatest Texas Cattle Trail, 1874-1886 2004, 1st edition, Newton. A fully researched history of the famous cattle trail which includes “tales and true accounts about cowboys, cattle, saloons, and watering holes on the trail north as related by cowboys and homesteaders.” 373pp w/photos, dozens of detailed maps, appendices, bibliography, index.  Folio HB/DJ, [laid in is a detailed and illustrated 24” X 35” map of Central Texas showing the location of the Western Trail with landmarks], SIGNED by both authors………95.00 SOLD

75) Leckie, William H. & Shirley A. Leckie UNLIKELY WARRIORS: General Benjamin Grierson and His Family  1984,
1st edition, Norman.  An interesting family biography with much on frontier military life. After the Civil War, Grierson served on the Texas frontier at Forts Concho and Davis. Alice Kirk’s marriage to Grierson endured the deaths of three children, the mental illness of two others, the frequent changes of station, and many other frustrations. 368pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, very good .30.00

76) Loving, James C. THE LOVING BRAND BOOK 1965, 1st edition, Pemberton Press, Austin. With an introduction by Charles Goodnight II*I; illustrations by William D. Wittliff.  Reese, SIX-SCORE: “Reproduces James C. Loving’s original manuscript brand book of Texas cattle brands, compiled in 1884.  Loving was the son of Charles Goodnight’s partner Oliver Loving and one of the founders of the first Texas stock association.  This reproduction makes available to all a picture of how brands were recorded by a working cattleman on the range, besides preserving an important brand book for prosperity.” 118pp w/index. HB/DJ (light dis-coloration of front free endpaper from dust jacket flap which is common with this title) overall a very good copy, scarce…225.00

77) Marcy, Randolph B. BORDER REMINISCENCES  1872, 1st edition, Harper & Brother, Publishers, NY. Humorous memoir about the renowned explorer’s experiences in the military on the Southwest frontier. 396pp w/illustrations. HB red cloth w/decorations, very good copy……125.00 SOLD

78) [MAVERICK COUNTY]  PASO DEL AGUILA: A Chronicle of Frontier Days on the Texas Border as recorded in the Memoirs of Jesse Sumpter  edited by Ben E. Pingenot.  1969, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. Life and reminiscences of Sumpter, an early day settler in the area around Eagle Pass of Maverick County. Sumpter fought in the Mexican War and remained in Eagle Pass after the conflict ended. During his long life he was a saloon keeper, rancher and merchant. His reminiscences reflect 19th-century life along the Texas border with Mexico. This volume also includes “Harry Warren on the Rio Grande” an original contribution by J. Frank Dobie. 152pp w/photos, map endpapers, notes, bibliography, index. HB w/decorated cover….85.00 SOLD

79) 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……275.00 SOLD

80) McKinley, Ira  MY SADDLE AND I  1978, 1st edition, NY. Memoir of ranching in New Mexico from 1920s to ‘70s.  144pp w/photos. HB/DJ [dust jacket worn with tape repairs] inscribed/SIGNED…….25.00 SOLD

81) McNeill, J.C. (Cap), III THE McNEILLS’ SR RANCH: 100 Years in Blanco Canyon 1988, 1st edition, College Station. Foreword by David J. Murrah. Anecdotal history of the cattle ranch in the Caprock country of  Crosby County, Texas. 205pp w/photos, index.  HB/DJ…….35.00 SOLD

82) McKitrick, Reuben THE PUBLIC LAND SYSTEM OF TEXAS, 1823-1910  1918, 1st edition, Madison. Texas, when admitted to the Union, was the only state to retain ownership and control of its public lands. This was the first treatise on its dispersal of those lands before and after the Civil War. 172pp w/maps, charts, notes, appendix, index. Softcover (the milar-protected green wrappers have become detached from the text block)………..30.00

83) Myres, Samuel D. THE PERMIAN BASIN : Era of Discovery From the Beginning to the Depression 1973, 1st trade edition 1973, , El Paso. Drawings by Jose Cisneros; typographical consultant Carl Hertzog.  A comprehensive history of the Permian Basin ranching and oil-producing region of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. Includes full description of the topography, climate, resources and population; background history from time of the Spanish explorers up to the 1930s; much on ranching and ranching personalities; a lot on the oilmen and geologists who made the early searches for oil and their subsequent discoveries; and much more. 708pp w/photos, maps, endpaper maps, appendix, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine…..85.00

84) Neugebauer, Janet M. [editor] LAMBSHEAD LEGACY: The Ranch Diary of Watt R. Matthews 1997, 1st edition, 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, nice copy…..40.00

85) [NOLAN COUNTY] HISTORY OF NOLAN COUNTY, TEXAS by E.L. Yeats and Hooper Shelton. 1975, 1st edition, Sweetwater. Organizations; community histories; early settlers and 1880 census; early cattle brands; cemeteries; much more. 256 pp w/photos, maps. HB/DJ, fine copy….75.00

86) Norfleet, J. Frank [as told to Gordon Hines] NORFLEET: The Amazing Experiences of an Intrepid Texas Ranger with an International Swindling Ring  1927, revised edition,, Fort Worth.  Details of the chase and capture of an international crime ring. 388pp w/illustrations. HB, orange cloth…..30.00

87) [NUECES COUNTY] THE HISTORY OF NUECES COUNTY by Nueces County Historical Society. 1972, 1st edition, Jenkins Publishing Co., Austin. A history: geography, Indians, Republic days, Civil War and Reconstruction, border wars, agriculture, social life, towns and schools, Port of Corpus Christi, much more. 224pp w/photos, index. HB has a tiny chip out of faux-leather spine…..60.00

88) Nunn, W. C. TEXAS UNDER THE CARPETBAGGERS  1962, 1st edition, Austin.  A look at the turmoil and violence of Reconstruction in Texas. 304pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good……30.00 SOLD

89) 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 -there’s a small stain on the outside of the text block , otherwise a sound, clean copy…….45.00

90) Nye, Nelson C. GREAT MOMENTS IN QUARTER RACING HISTORY 1983, 1st edition, NY. A collection of Nye’s writings chronicling the achievements of many legendary race horses. 288pp w/photos. HB/DJ, fine copy, inscribed/SIGNED..45.00 SOLD

91) Olien, Roger M. & Diana Davids Hinton  WILDCATTERS: Texas Independent Oilmen  1984, 1st edition, Texas Monthly Press, Austin.  The story of the wildcatters of the 1970s and ‘80s, with the focus on the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico.  234pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index.  HB/DJ, fine copy……..50.00

92) Parker, W.B. THROUGH UNEXPLORED TEXAS In the Summer and Fall of 1854 1990, reprint edition, Austin. Parker was attached to Capt. R.B. Marcy’s expedition to explore the frontiers of Texas. 242pp. HB/DJ……25.00 SOLD

93) Parsons, John E. THE FIRST WINCHESTER: The Story of the 1866 Repeating Rifle  1960, 2nd revised edition, NY. 207pp w/illus, notes, bibliography, index. This history of the Henry repeating rifle contains new material. HB/DJ (dust jacket soiled at front edge, now in protective cover) ………..45.00

94) Pate, J’Nell L.  LIVESTOCK LEGACY: The Fort Worth Stockyards, 1887-1987 1988, 1st edition, College Station. history of the stockyards and the industry that put Fort Worth on the map. 332pp w/photos, appendix, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ….40.00

95) Pearce, W. M. THE MATADOR LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY 1982, 2nd printing, Norman.  Reese, SIX-SCORE: :One of the best modern ranch histories.  The Matador was a Scottish owned ranch of vast proportions.  Its history is interesting not only as a prominent ranch, but also as a case study of what happened to [foreign] investors after the cattle boom was over.”.  244pp w/photos, maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……65.00

96) Pennybacker, Anna J.H. A HISTORY OF TEXAS FOR SCHOOLS 1908, revised edition, Austin. Original copyright 1895. Early history of the state.  412pp w/map, illus, index. Small HB tan cloth w/dark brown decorations on cover…….35.00 SOLD

97) Pettit, Michael  RIDING FOR THE BRAND: 150 Years of Cowden Ranching  2006, 1st edition, Norman. A compelling portrait of an American ranching family that spans six generations and two states. The family started in Palo Pinto County then moved to New Mexico where they founded the JAL Ranch. Their history includes cowboys and Indians, cattle and buffalo, open range and barbed wire. 306pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…35.00 SOLD

98) Porter, Willard H. WHO’S WHO IN RODEO  1982, 1st edition, Oklahoma City.  Biographical sketches of  rodeo Hall of Fame inductees, and much more. 224pp w/photos, index. Trade paperback, very good……25.00 SOLD

99) Redford, Robert  THE OUTLAW TRAIL: A Journey Through Time  1978, 1st edition, NY. A record by text and photo-graphs of Redford’s journey along the Outlaw Trail to such old landmarks as Hole-in-the-Wall, Brown’s Park, Robbers Roost, Glen Canyon, and elsewhere in the wild west. 223pp w/photos, index. Folio HB/DJ…..50.00

100) Richardson, Rupert Norval  ADVENTURING WITH A PURPOSE: Life Story of Arthur Lee Wasson  1951, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio.  Wasson established ranches in Stephens County, Texas, and in Arizona. There’s information on the Apache Kid, Pancho Villa, Sam Bass, and Black Jack Ketchum. 114pp w/photos, sources. HB/DJ, dust jacket has large chip at top of spine, otherwise a fine copy, scarce……125.00 SOLD

101) Rickards, Colin  MYSTERIOUS DAVE MATHER  1968, 1st limited edition of 1500 copies, Santa Fe. (Press of the Territorian’s Gunfighter and Gunfight Series, No. 1) Frontispiece by Jose Cisneros. Mather was a deadly gunfighter, sometime lawman, who spent time in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and Dodge City, Kansas, and other wild places in the West. 42pp w/illustrations, references.  HB/DJ (dj has some foxing, now in protective cover)…….45.00

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

103) Rundell, Walter, Jr. OIL IN WEST TEXAS & NEW MEXICO: A Pictorial History of the Permian Basin  1982, 1st edition, College Station. Early day photos and history of the petroleum industry in southeast Oklahoma and West Texas. 183pp w/photos, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ....45.00 SOLD

104) Rundell, Walter, Jr.  EARLY TEXAS OIL: A Photographic History, 1866-1936 1977, reprint, College Station. The author’s text and 328 contemporary photographs give a dramatic portrayal of life in Texas’ oil fields and boom towns in the early days. 260pp w/map, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ….35.00

105) [RUSSELL, CHARLES M.] CHARLES M. RUSSELL: Photographing the Legend by Larry Len Peterson. 2014, 1st edition, Norman. “This biography makes use of hundreds of images of Russell, many never before published, to explore the role of photography in shaping the artist’s public image and the making and selling of his art. More than that, the book shows how the Cowboy artist personified what he portrayed.” 294pp w/photos, notes, bib, index.  Folio HB/DJ, as new….60.00 SOLD

106) Sandweiss, Martha A. LAURA GILPIN: An Enduring Grace  1986, 1st edition, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth. A book devoted to the life and work of one of America’s finest photographers who photographed the American Southwest for more than sixty years.  She is best known for her documentation of the lifestyles of the Pueblo and Navajo Indians.  Includes over 150 full-page plates of her photos. 339pp w/photos, notes, index. Folio softcover……..45.00 SOLD

107) [SAN SABA COUNTY]  THE CALL OF THE SAN SABA: A History of San Saba County by Alma Ward Hamrick.
1941, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio.  Includes prehistory, establishment of forts and Indian fights; cattle ranching and trail driving; mob and vigilante problems; community, church and social histories; some pioneer biographical sketches, much more. 331pp w/photos, index. HB maroon cloth, top of spine has ½ inch tear where it’s been pulled, otherwise very good copy…265.00

108) [SCURRY COUNTY] FROM BUFFALO…TO OIL: History of Scurry County, Texas by Hooper Shelton 1973, 1st edition, Feather Press. 272pp w/photos, maps, historical articles, more. Winner of Texas Historical Commission’s award for “Best Publication of the Year on Local or Regional Texas History.”  HB/DJ, SIGNED……..55.00 SOLD

109) Sheffy, L.F.  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIMOTHY DWIGHT HOBART, 1855-1935  1950, 1st edition, Canyon. Hobart came to Texas as a surveyor for the New York and Texas Land Company.  He was instrumental in development of counties in the Panhandle, and managed the JA Ranch for Mrs. Adair. 322pp w/illus, endpaper maps, bib, index. HB tan cloth scuffed…50.00

110) Siringo, Chas. A. A LONE STAR COWBOY 1919, 1st edition, Santa Fe. In the preface, the author tells us this book was written to take the place of the his first book "A Texas Cowboy" with some cattle history never before published. There’s information on Billy the Kid, Wes Harding (sic), Kid Curry, and others. 291pp w/photos. HB red cloth, very good…..150.00 SOLD

111) Steffen, Randy THE HORSE SOLDIER 1776 - 1943 Four Volumes: 1977, 1978, 1979, all 2nd printings, Norman. This massive four volume set is a detailed study of the United States Cavalryman and his uniforms, arms, accoutrements and equipments, from the Revolutionary War to the last days of the Horse Soldier in World War II when the cavalry became mechanized. Vol I: The Revolution, The War Of 1812, The Early Frontier, 1776-1850. ; Vol II. The Frontier, Mexican War, Civil War, Indian Wars, 1851-1880; Vol III: The Last Of The Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, The Brink Of The Great War, 1881-1916. Vol IV: World War I, The Peacetime Army, World War II, 1917-1943. Each volume profusely illustrated by the author, many in full color. This study was endorsed by the Company of Military Historians. The author died during its production in 1977. All four volumes are folio hardbacks in very good condition, scarce in cloth…the set of four volumes = $150.00

112) Stevens, Kenneth R. [editor] THE TEXAS LEGATION PAPERS, 1836-1845  2012, 1st edition, Fort Worth. When Texas joined the Union and its Legation in Washington was closed,  the letters and documents were put in the charge of Sam Houston to be returned to Texas. One box full was lost until 2004. Quoting Dr. Robert Cashion, Sam Houston State University:  “[These papers] lay bare the perils and pitfalls besetting the old Republic, revealing in human terms how the founding fathers of Texas dealt with the challenges before them.” Important source material for the student of Texas’ years as a Republic. 367pp w/illustrations, map, index. HB/DJ, as new……..49.95

113) Sullivan, Dulcie THE LS BRAND: The Story of a Texas Panhandle Ranch 1968, 1st edition, Austin. Intro by Loula Grace Erdman.  The story of the large Plains ranch from open range years to the barbed wire era. 178pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ…..60.00

114) Taylor, Morris F.  FIRST MAIL WEST: Stagecoach Lines on the Santa Fe Trail  1971, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  A history of the stagecoach lines that carried passengers and mail over the Santa Fe Trail from 1850 to 1879, when the railroads took over. 253pp w/map, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED……45.00 SOLD

115) Thorp, N. Howard (Jack) [as told to Neil McCullough Clark] PARDNER OF THE WIND: Story of the Southwestern Cowboy  1945, 1st edition, Caldwell. Stories of the cattle trail and cattle camp, and experiences that brought the author in contact with some notable westerners. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “One of the best later western books. The author gives frank opinions of Billy the Kid, Sam Bass and other outlaws. His chapter on Billy the Kid is more reliable than most.” 309pp w/photos. HB……..40.00 SOLD

116) Thorp, Raymond W. SPIRIT GUN OF THE WEST: The Story of Doc W.F. Carver 1957, 1st edition, The Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale. Sub-title reads: “Plainsman, trapper, buffalo hunter, Medicine Chief of the Santee Sioux, world champion marksman, and originator of the American Wild West Show.” 266pp w/illustration, notes, index. HB/DJ, very good…….65.00 SOLD

117) Tilghman, Zoe A.  QUANAH: The Eagle of the Comanches 1938, 1st edition, Oklahoma City.  An early biography of the last war chief of the Comanches. 196pp w/illustrations; a chronology; genealogy of the Parker family, bibliography.  HB cloth with eagle and arrow illustrations on front cover, front hinge beginning to crack, overall a very good copy, scarce……..175.00 SOLD

118) Tilghman, Zoe MARSHALL OF THE LAST FRONTIER: Life and Services of William Matthew (Bill) Tilghman for 50 years one of the Greatest Peace Officers of the West 1949, 1st ed, Glendale.  A  biography by the wife of the noted peace officer whose long career saw him in Dodge City and Oklahoma. 406pp w/photos, foldout map, index. HB red cloth, very good…165.00

119) Tunnell, John W., Jr., et al  ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TEXAS SEASHELLS: Identification, Ecology, Distribution & History 2010, 1st edition, College Station.  A massive reference book fully illustrated with color photographs. 512pp w/appendix, glossary, references, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, new……..50.00

120) [VICTORIA COUNTY]  PICTORIAL HISTORY OF VICTORIA AND VICTORIA COUNTY: “Where The History of Texas Began”  by Leopold Morris.  1953, 1st edition, San Antonio. Features many photographs and descriptions of Victoria County pioneers, cattlemen, trail drivers, lawmen, doctors, women, churches, prominent buildings and much more. Also a section with illustrations of the many cattle and horse brands of Victoria County; and information on the Taylor-Sutton Feud and John Wesley Hardin. Approximately 86 unnumbered pages. Folio HB/DJ,  scarce…..100.00

121) Waller, John L. COLOSSAL HAMILTON OF TEXAS: A Biography of Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Militant Unionist and Reconstruction Governor 1968, 1st edition, El Paso. Designed by Carl Hertzog.  Hamilton, who opposed secession, served as Military governor of Texas during the Civil War, and was its first provisional governor during Reconstruction.  152pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ…..30.00

122) Weniger, Del THE EXPLORERS’ TEXAS: The Lands and Waters  1984, 1st edition, Austin. Through extensive research of early journals, Weniger is able to help us experience the landscapes and waterscapes of pre-development Texas through the eyes of those early explorers. 224pp w/maps, illus, endpaper map of Texas counties, endnotes, biblio, index. Folio HB w/decorated cover, very scarce…..150.00 SOLD

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

124) [WHEELER COUNTY] HIDE TOWN IN THE TEXAS PANHANDLE: 100 Years in Wheeler County and Panhandle of Texas by Mrs. Sally B. Harris. 1968, 1st edition, Wheeler. Fort Elliott; Mobeetie; Adobe Walls; Temple Houston; cattle brands; family histories. 348pp w/historical articles, family histories, much more. Folio HB (quite a few pages have underlining)…50.00 SOLD

125) Whitlock, V.H. (Ol’ Waddy) COWBOY LIFE ON THE LLANO ESTACADO 1970, 1st edition, Norman. Entertaining stories about pioneer life and the author’s adventures as a young cowpuncher on the Causey ranch in eastern New Mexico.  278pp w/photos, index.  HB/DJ…….55.00

126) Wittliff, Bill  A BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM LONESOME DOVE edited and with photographs by Bill Wittliff,
2016, 4th printing, Austin.  Foreword by Larry McMurtry; introduction by Stephen Harrigan.  Presents more than one hundred classic images which were taken by Wittliff during the filming of the epic miniseries. 163pp.  Folio HB/DJ, as new…49.95

127) Wittliff, Bill [series editor] A BOOK ON THE MAKING OF LONESOME DOVE  2012, 1st edition, Austin. Interviews by
 John Spong; color plates by Jeff Wilson; photographs by Bill Wittliff. A companion book to Wittliff’s earlier A Book of
Photographs From Lonesome Dove: “A fascinating behind-the-scenes journey into the creation of the book, the miniseries, and
the world of Lonesome Dove.” 168pp.  Folio HB/DJ, as new……….49.95

128) Wright, Bill  THE TEXAS OUTBACK: Ranching on the Last Frontier—A Photographic Portrait by June Redford Van Cleefs   2005, 1st edition, College Station. Foreword by Elmer Kelton; photography by June Redford Van Cleef. Oral narratives about life on the ranches in Texas’ trans-Pecos region accompanied by dramatic photographs by Wright. Kelton, in the Foreword says: This book is a compelling “record of a unique group of people and a way of life that seems to be disappearing before our eyes.” 178pp w/sources, photographer’s notes, index. Oblong folio, as new……49.95

Thanks, Folks!
FC


CATALOG #275: January, 2018
 TEXANA/WESTERN AMERICANA:
  New, used and rare

  NEW TEXAS ALMANAC – 69th EDITION
1) TEXAS ALMANAC: 2018-2019 (69th edition since 1857)  published by Texas State Historical Association. “The source for all things Texan since 1857.”  Features include: sketch of Texas pre-history to annexation to 1980; natural history;  environment; weather; recreation; sports; all county maps; foldout map of mileages/counties; agriculture; transportation, and so much more! 752pp w/photographs, color maps, data, travel information, charts, calendars,  etc. [multiple-copies available] 1a)   Hardcover…….44.95                                     
                                                                                                                                                                      1bFlexbound …….29.95

2) Adams, Ramon F. THE COWMAN SAYS IT SALTY  1971, 1st edition, Tucson.  Illustrated by Vic Donahue.  An interesting, and mostly humorous look at the picturesque speech of the men of the range.  163pp.  HB/DJ…….40.00 SOLD

3) [ANONYMOUS] A TWENTIETH CENTURY HISTORY OF SOUTHWEST TEXAS 1907, 1st edition, The Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago. TWO VOLUMES. This massive and comprehensive two-volume work explores the history of the area of Texas south and west of the Guadalupe River, with emphasis on the Borderlands. It has many biographical accounts of local leaders and early settlers of the region, and includes accounts of Spanish occupation and the establishment of Missions; Austin’s and LaSalle’s colonies; much on Coahila-Texas colonial era; the Fredonian Rebellion; Goliad and the Alamo; the Battle at San Jacinto; the Republic years; annexation of Texas; the Civil War and Reconstruction; the cattle industry; the railroads; Laredo; and more.
Two Volumes. 504pp & 538pp w/map, photos [including several interesting early photos of Alamo Plaza]; both volumes indexed. HB both volumes bound in original black cloth and brown leather, and both have been tastefully repaired at the outer rear hinge with brown librarian’s tape, some scuffing to spines, overall a handsome set, and rare…….the set = 1,500.00SOLD

4) [ARCHEOLOGY] )  A FIELD GUIDE TO STONE ARTIFACTS OF TEXAS INDIANS by Ellen Sue Turner and Thomas R. Hester. 2011, completely revised and expanded edition, Lanham.  Identifies and describes over 200 dart and arrow points and stone tools used by prehistoric Indians. Includes charts, geographic distribution maps and reliable age dating information.  351pp w/illustrations, references, appendices. Folio softcover, new [multiple copies available]…..29.95

5) [ARCHEOLOGY] THE ROCK ART OF TEXAS INDIANS by W. W. Newcomb, Jr. 1967, 1st edition, Austin. Paintings by Forrest Kirkland, 32 in full color, 128 in black and white, plus many photos. This book is the result of a decades-long study of rock art in West Texas from the Pecos and Devil’s rivers to the Big Bend and Hueco Tanks northeast of El Paso.  Hundreds of examples of petroglyphs and pictographs are reproduced. 239pp w/appendix, biblio, index. Folio HB/DJ showing light edgewear..95.00 SOLD

6) Ashurst, Ed THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WARNER GLENN: A Glimpse Into the American West 2017, 1st edition, Douglas. Foreword by Baxter Black; pen and ink artwork by Mike Capron; cover photography by Jay Dusard. Intriguing biography of a modern day cowboy, lion hunter, fiddle player, and successful Arizona rancher. 323pp w/many photos. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available] SIGNED]……………....27.50

7) Barbour, Barton H.  JEDEDIAH SMITH: No Ordinary Mountain Man  2009, 1st edition, Norman.  Through Smith’s logs and diaries, the author gives us an insightful look at the renowned mountain man who was the first Anglo to travel overland to California via the Southwest and roamed through more of the west than anyone of his era. 290pp w/ill, maps, appendix, index. HB/DJ….29.95 SOLD 

8) [BEXAR COUNTY] SAN ANTONIO de BEXAR: A Guide and History compiled and edited by William Corner. 1890, 1st edition, San Antonio. Howes: “Includes an historical sketch written by Sydney Lanier, extracts from Mrs. M. A. Maverick's memoirs and interviews with old settlers." Map of the city’s central portion pasted inside rear cover and a Menger Hotel ad pasted inside front cover. 166pp w/photos, plus a section of ads by many early day San Antonio businesses. HB, green cloth, very good copy…..125.00 SOLD

9) Bieber, Ralph P. [editor] SOUTHERN TRAILS TO CALIFORNIA IN 1849 1937, 1st edition, Arthur H. Clark Co., Southwest Historical Series V, Glendale. Chapter Headings:  Early News of Gold discovery; Advertising Southern Trails; Through Mexico to California; From Texas to the Gold Mines; Through Arkansas and Along the Canadian;  the Cherokee Trail; the Santa Fe Trail.  386pp w/illustrations, foldout map. HB maroon cloth, very good…….50.00

10) [BIG BEND] YONDERINGS: Trails and Memories of the Big Bend by Ben H. English. 2017, 1st edition, Fort Worth. The author grew up in the Big Bend area and looks back on his younger days of exploring the beauty and uniqueness of this remote part of Texas. 223pp w/photos. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]…..22.95

11) [BIG BEND]  THE ROMANCE OF DAVIS MOUNTAINS AND BIG BEND COUNTRY: A History  by Carlysle Graham Raht. 1963, 2nd edition, El Paso. An excellent history of the Big Bend and trans-Pecos region of Texas from written records, and firsthand accounts by people who were instrumental in building the region. Much on early exploration, frontier military and Indian wars, Civil War years, Texas Rangers, range history, and more.  381pp w/period photos, index.  HB/DJ…..50.00

12) [BIG BEND] BIG BEND COUNTRY: Land of the Unexpected by Kenneth B. Ragsdale. 1998, 1st edition, College Station.  Profiles many of the people – from curanderas to blood feudists – who make up the recent history of this unique region of Texas. An excellent history. 281pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ……..35.00

13) Blanton, Joseph Edwin [assisted by Watt Reynolds Matthews]  JOHN LARN 1994, 1st limited edition of 502 copies, Albany.  The author of this sketch of Larn’s life was a nephew of Watt Matthews, and grandson of one of the Matthews clan that was accused of murdering John Larn in his jail cell. They take issue with previous writings about the Vigilance committee that killed Larn while he was in jail. 42pp w/photos, endpaper map, chart of Mathews and Reynolds clans. 42pp w/photos, endpaper map, chart of Matthews and Reynolds clans. HB/DJ, scarce…..200.00

14) Bradley, Rusty BRIDLEWISE AND OTHERWISE, Vol. II  1978, 1st edition, Quanah. Calf ropers and bulldoggers and cow people in general are the unwary subjects of this book of entertaining yarns. 104pp w/illustrations by the author. HB/DJ, fine…35.00 SOLD

15) [BRAZORIA COUNTY] A NARRATIVE HISTORY OF BRAZORIA COUNTY by James A. Creighton. 1999, 4th printing, Waco. 533pp w/maps, photos, early history, revolution and Republic years, Civil War and Reconstruction era, muster rolls, appendices, index, much more.  HB faux leather with embossed lettering…..35.00

16) [BROWN COUNTY]. SOMETHING ABOUT BROWN (A History of Brown County, Texas) by T.R. Havins. 1958, 1st edition, Brownwood. Includes chapters on communities, cattle ranching, Texas Rangers, and some mention of John Wesley Hardin and his activities in the area. 208pp w/photos, bibliography, appendix, index.  HB/DJ, fine copy……..55.00

17) Brown, John Henry HISTORY OF TEXAS 1685-1892  1892/1893, 1st edition, L.E. Daniel, Publisher, St. Louis. Two Volumes in original decorated cover.  Jenkins, BTB: “This is the earliest comprehensive history of Texas written by an active participant....Brown collected materials for fifty years, then devoted four entire years to writing his history of Texas.” Considered by his contemporaries as having written “the most thorough, impartial and accurate of Texas ever published” his extensive work still provides a serious tool for serious researchers.  The two volumes are 631 and 591 pages respectively, with photos and maps. Both are hardbacks and have been rebound in brown library cloth bindings with gilt lettering on the spines. The set = 175.00 SOLD

18) Burger, Janna BIRD LIFE OF THE GULF OF MEXICO  2017, 1st edition, College Station. “This is the first volume to weave together a comprehensive overview of the birds and related natural resources found in the Gulf of Mexico.  In total, there are more than 400 bird species that rely on the Gulf at some time during the year.  This landmark reference volume will be immensely important for researchers, conservationists, land managers, birders, and wildlife lovers.” 748pp w/over 900 color photographs, charts, and maps. Folio HB boards with pictorial cover, new [multiple covers available]…….75.00

19) Burrough, Bryan  THE BIG RICH: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes  2009, 1st edition, NY.  This book chronicles the rise and fall of the state’s four wealthiest oil fortunes: Roy Cullen, H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson. 466pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……29.95

20) Burroughs, John Rolfe WHERE the old west stayed young  1962, reprint, NY.  “The remarkable history of Brown’s Park told for the first time, together with an account of the rise and fall of the cattle-range business in northwestern Colorado and Southwestern Wyoming, and much about cattle barons, sheep and sheepmen, forest rangers, range wars, long riders, paid killers, and other bad men.”  376pp w/maps, photos, brands, index.  Folio HB/DJ (dj shipped and showing some edgewear, now in protective cover)……40.00 SOLD

21) Clark, Ira G. THEN CAME THE RAILROADS: The Century From Steam to Diesel in the Southwest  1958, 1st edition, Norman. The story of the penetration of the railroads into the Gulf Southwest. 336pp w/maps, photos, biblio, index. HB..35.00

22) Coe, George W. (as told to Nan Hillary Harrison) FRONTIER FIGHTER: The Autobiography of George W. Coe Who Fought and Rode With Billy the Kid  1934, 1st edition, Boston.  Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Though a good friend of Billy the Kid, the author was never considered an outlaw. As a participant in the Lincoln County War, he gives, I believe, a fairly accurate account of the affair and the Kid’s activities.”  220pp w/photos.  HB nice sound copy, very scarce, SIGNED by Coe in blue ink under his frontispiece portrait……275.00 SOLD

23) 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….75.00 SOLD

24) [CROCKETT COUNTY]  OZONA COUNTRY  by Allan R. Bosworth. 1964, 1st edition, NY. Author relates some history of Crockett County along with his own early day experiences in the region. Photos. 238pp w/photos, bibliography.  HB/DJ…30.00

25) [CROSBY COUNTY] Through the Years: A HISTORY OF CROSBY COUNTY, TEXAS by Nellie Witt Spikes & Temple Ann Ellis. 1952, 1st  “Premier Edition,” Naylor Co., San Antonio. 493pp with many photos; historical essays and stories related by many early pioneers; ranching histories with many pages of illustrated brands; biographical sketches of many early settlers; index; and much more.  HB, SIGNED by both authors........100.00

26) Delano, Sharon & David Rieff  TEXAS BOOTS  1981, 1st edition, NY.  Preface by Stanley Marcus; photographs by Star Black.  A history of Texas boots and Texas bootmakers. Includes  a consumer’s guide, and details on how boots are made.  173pp w/photos, glossary.  Folio softcover…45.00

27) DeShields, James T. THEY SAT IN HIGH PLACES: The Presidents and Governors of Texas 1940, 1st edition, Naylor Co.,  San Antonio. Biographies of early leaders of Texas. 484pp w/portraits.  HB/DJ, very good copy, scarce……165.00

28) Dethloff, Henry C. [with John A. Adams, Jr.] TEXAS AGGIES GO TO WAR IN SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY 2010, 2nd expanded edition, College Station. Foreword by George H. W. Bush. This book “celebrates the school’s distinctive Corps of Cadets and its military contributions while honoring the individual sacrifices of its members. Those who fought and those who remember them will find here a comprehensive account of the distinguished war record of this school.” Includes firsthand narratives. 457pp w/maps, photos, notes, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]……29.95

29) Dobie, J. Frank THE LONGHORNS 1941, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by Tom Lea. A chronicle of the great days of the Longhorn and of that special breed of cowboys who worked them. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “One of the true classics of range cattle literature.” 388pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index. HB w/illustrated cover which has some foxing, lacks dust jacket….100.00

30) [DOBIE, J. FRANK] AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL: The Life of J. Frank Dobie by Lon Tinkle. 1978, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, Boston. 264pp w/photos, index. Laid in is a portrait of Dobie by Tom Lea. HB bound in green leather in slipcase, numbered and SIGNED, as new condition…..185.00 SOLD

31) Dorsey, R. Stephen  THE AMERICAN MILITARY SPUR  2000, 1st printing, Eugene. A detailed, well-illustrated guide for the collector of American military spurs, from the earliest worn during the Revolutionary War, through the Civil and Indian Wars, and into the early 20th century.102pp w/illus, bibliography. Trade paperback, as new, SIGNED………35.00

32) Edwards, Dr. Charlie UP TO MY ARMPITS: Adventures of a West Texas Veterinarian  2002, 1st edition, Marathon.  A cow-doctor’s entertaining memoirs of a practice that spanned fifty years and covered a 200 mile radius around Marfa, Texas. 349pp w/photos, map, illustrations. HB/DJ, …….40.00

33) Elliot, W. J. THE SPURS  1939, 1st edition, Spur.  Adams, RAMPAGING HERD: “A history of this famous ranch by one connected with it.  Privately printed and now quite difficult to come by.”  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 illustrated with original photographs by the author, and brands drawn by Mrs. Cecil Scott. Hardback, green cloth, very good copy…325.00

34) Exley, Jo Ella Powell FRONTIER BLOOD: The Saga of the Parker Family  2009, reprint, College Station. A chronicle of the Parker clan, with some new insight into the last “white” years of Comanche captive, Cynthia Ann.  331pp w/photos, genealogies, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..29.95 SOLD

35) Furukawa, Sam  Durango & Silverton: A Photographic Celebration of America’s Favorite Narrow Gauge Train
Ride 2009, 1st edition, Santa Fe. A beautiful photographic tour of the railroad. 176pp w/photos, endpaper map. Oblong folio HB…..25.00 SOLD

36) Garrard, Lewis H. WAH-TO-YAH AND THE TAOS TRAIL  1968, reprint edition, Palo Alto. Introduction by Carl Wheat; woodcuts by Mallette Dean A classic memoir about the author’s travels and adventures on the Southern Plains and in the Mexican War.  289pp w/illustrations, endpaper map. HB/DJ…….30.00

37) Gelo, Daniel J. et al COMANCHES AND GERMANS ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER: The Ethnology of Heinrich Berghaus 2017, 1st edition, College Station. A translation of an important 19th-century study of German-Native American relations that reveals valuable insights into Native American languages, and cultural anthropology of three tribes: the Comanches, Soshones and Apaches. 256pp w/maps, ill, Comanche language glossary, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]…34.95

38) Gipson, Fred RECOLLECTION CREEK 1959, 1st printing of this edition “revised for young people by the author,” NY.  Pictures by Carl Burger. A delightful novel about a boy growing up in the Texas Hill Country. 248pp w/illus. HB/DJ, fine copy of a very scarce edition (and a real treasure for Fred Gipson collectors)…..150.00

39) Gipson, Fred HOUND-DOG MAN  1949, 1st edition, NY. Popular novel by the author of Old Yeller. 247pp. HB/DJ very good copy…………55.00

40) Gipson, Fred  THE “COW KILLERS” With The Aftosa Commission in Mexico 1956, 1st edition, Austin.  Drawings by Bill Leftwich who is also the subject of the book. Leftwich worked with the commission in Mexico in the early 1950s to eradicate the hoof-and-mouth epidemic that was coming across the border.  He recorded his experiences--some quite dangerous--with pen-and-ink. 130pp with 40 illustrations.  Folio HB/DJ w/edgewear, INSCRIBED/SIGNED and an original drawing by Leftwich…….55.00 SOLD

41) Glasscock, C.B. THEN CAME OIL: The Story of the Last Frontier 1938, 1st edition, Bridgeport. A lot of early Oklahoma history and the advent of oil and its affect on the state. 239pp w/endpaper maps, photos, index. HB…30.00 SOLD

42) Gore, Thomas, et al HORSE OWNER’S VETERINARY HANDBOOK 2008, 3rd edition, Hoboken. Comprehensive horse care book: infectious disease; alternative therapies; breeding and foaling; behavioral findings; toxins; cancer & parasites; much more. 686pp w/illus, appendices, index. HB/DJ….30.00 SOLD

43) Goyne, Minetta Altgelt A LIFE AMONG THE TEXAS FLORA: Ferdinand Lindheimer’s Letters to George Engelmann  1991, 1st edition, College Station. Lindheimer, a German emigrant to the Republic of Texas, became known as “The Father of Texas Botany.”  His letters offer a unique view of his excitement in finding new species and oddities, and his frustrations with immigration politics and the difficulties of life on the frontier. 236pp w/illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new….44.50

44) Green, Ben K. THE VILLAGE HORSE DOCTOR: West of the Pecos 1971, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, NY.  Doc Green spins humorous 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

45) Green, Ben K. A THOUSAND MILES OF MUSTANGIN’  1972, 1st edition, Flagstaff.  Illustrated by Joe Beeler. Author recounts a raucous adventure when he went after Mustangs in Texas’ Big Bend country and ended up in the mountains of Mexico.  145pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ, very good copy…..55.00
                45b) Another edition – A Thousand Miles of Mustangin’—1972, 2nd printing, Flagstaff. HB/DJ dust jacket chipped at top
                       around spine, otherwise very good…..25.00 SOLD

46) Green, Ben K. HORSE CONFORMATION as to Soundness and Performance  1975, 1st printing of the revised edition, Flagstaff. Robert A. Wilson, in his Ben K. Green bibliography: “This work is the separately published collection of Green’s articles on the structure and function of the horse which he published serially in issues of The Tally Book…[and in 1963] the articles were published together, in different format, as the first part of the book Horse Conformation [and] Hoss Trades of Yesteryear.” This edition contains an additional chapter, “How to Tell the True Age of a Horse by the Teeth,” which did not appear in the first edition. 80pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ fine copy…..50.00

47) [GREEN, BEN K.] BEN K. GREEN: A Descriptive Bibliography of Writings By and About Him by Robert A. Wilson (with a forward by Jenkins Garrett) 1977, 1st edition, Flagstaff.  An indispensable source book for Ben Green collectors.  Throughout, Wilson “renders warm, personal glimpses of Doc Green as a writer and individual.”  HB/DJ…..40.00

48) Haley, J. Evetts THE HERALDRY OF THE RANGE: Some Southwestern Brands 1949, 1st edition, Canyon.  Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by H. D. Bugbee. Chronicles the origins of seven noted ranch brands, including the JA, XIT, Matadors, 101, Cross L, JJ, and the Bells of New Mexico. 35pp. Folio HB/DJ, very good, quite scarce in cloth……..350.00

  49) Haley, J. Evetts  THE XIT RANCH OF TEXAS, and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado  1929, 1st edition, Lakeside Press, Chicago. Chandler Robinson, J. EVETTS HALEY and the Passing of the Old West:  “The first edition consisted of 1,380 copies, and was withdrawn from circulation soon after it was published.” Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “Haley’s first book, this is nevertheless one of the best examples of his scholarship. John L. McCarty called it ‘a monumental work’ and Chandler Robinson [Haley bibliographer] termed it ‘an epic account of the largest and most famous ranching operation of the early West.  It is one of the most highly regarded landmarks in the literature of the cattle country.’... Shortly after publication, Haley and the owners were sued for libel by members of the Spikes family, about whom defamatory remarks were made in the chapter entitled “A Long Fight For Law.” The book was withdrawn from circulation and lawsuits ensued.” One of the rarest and most highly sought after books on the cattle range. 261pp w/photos, appendix, index. Hardback, green cloth w/decoration (no dust jacket, as issued), rear hinge partially cracked, and there’s tiny nick at bottom of spine, otherwise a very good copy, and very scarce…..975.00

50) Haley, J. Evetts SOME SOUTHWESTERN TRAILS 1948, 1st “El Paso Edition” limited to 750 copies with the standard Bugbee title page (see Chandler Robinson, J. Evetts Haley and the Passing of the Old West) San Angelo. Designed and printed by Carl Hertzog; illustrations by Harold D. Bugbee. 30pp unnumbered. Oblong folio HB, tan cloth with two tiny 1/4 inch spots on back cover, otherwise a very good copy…..125.00

51) Haley, J. Evetts GEORGE W. LITTLEFIELD: Texan 1943, 1st edition, Norman. Drawings by Harold D. Bugbee. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “Another good biography of a well-known Texas cattleman.”  Littlefield was a Confederate veteran (rode with Terry’s Rangers) who “trailed Longhorns to Kansas, opened huge ranges in the Texas Panhandle, grazed thousands of cattle on the Pecos, and discovered that money could also be made across a bank counter.” [He was a prolific benefactor to the University of Texas, and they took down the statues he donated.] 287pp w/ill, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED…………..225.00
                51b) Another copy – George W. Littlefield: Texas – 1943, 1st edition, HB/DJ (dj slightly worn)  not signed....125.00

52) Haley, J. Evetts THE ALAMO MISSION BELL 1974, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, Midland.  Haley recounts the story of five Texans who, in 1974, 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.  HB, (no jacket as issued)….40.00 SOLD

53) Hassrick, Peter H. FREDERIC REMINGTON: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture in the Amon Carter Museum... 1973, 1st edition, NY. Foreword by Ruth Carter Johnson. 94 illustrations, including 60 in full-color--some are foldouts.   Large folio HB/DJ nice copy………………..35.00 SOLD

54) Hodge, Richard D. TEXAS BLOOD: Seven ‘Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers and Smugglers of the Borderlands 2017, 1st edition, NY.  An illuminating history of the author’s family who settled along the border in Val Verde County.  Included in this memoir he gives his impressions of other parts of Texas. 353pp w/biblio, photos, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]………28.95

55) Hopkins, Ellen M.  YATES: A Family, A Company, and Some Cornfield Geology  2000, 1st edition, np. A history of the Yates Petroleum Corporation of West Texas and New Mexico, and the family that made it successful. 144pp w/photos, index, and foldout Yates genealogical chart in rear. Folio HB blue cloth w/silver decorations, SIGNED…….70.00 SOLD

56) Hulse, J.F. TEXAS LAWYER: The Life of William H. Burges 1982, 1st edition, Mangan Books, El Paso. Burges began his law practice in El Paso in 1889.  His long career lasted until afterworld War II, and he was active in many important cases, including The Chinese Exclusion Act case, extradition case, cases involving international law growing out of the Mexican Revolution, the I.W.W. deportation case, antitrust suits, and many others. Also recounts a confrontation with John Wesley Hardin. 394pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED……35.00 SOLD

57) Hunt, Frazier  CAP MOSSMAN: Last of the Great Cowmen  1951, 1st edition, NY. Illustrations by Ross Santee.  Life story of Mossman who, in his younger days, worked on ranches in New Mexico and Arizona–including the Hash Knife outfit, where he routed a deadly gang of rustlers–before forming his own vast cattle company.  277pp. HB lacks dust jacket…..55.00

58) Ivey, Darren L. THE RANGER IDEAL: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, Volume 1  2017, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. This volume presents capsule biographies of the seven inductees who served Texas before the Civil War. He begins with Stephen F. Austin, “the Father of Texas,” who laid the foundations of the Ranger service, and then covers John C. Hays, Ben McCulloch, Samuel H. Walker, William A. A. “Bigfoot” Wallace, John S. Ford, and Lawrence Sul Ross. It is the first of a planned three-volume series covering all of the Texas Rangers inducted into the Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas. 672pp w/illus, endnotes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]………39.95

59) Jacobs, Pat OUTLAWS, OUTCASTS, AND Second Chance Horses: The Pat Jacobs Story 2008, 1st edition, Azle. An enter-taining autobiography of a “true legend in the cutting horse business,” with a look back at cutting horse competition during the “good old days.” 384pp w/illustrations. Softcover…….25.00

60) Jennings, N.A. A TEXAS RANGER  1930, 3rd printing of the  revised edition, Dallas. Forward by J. Frank Dobie. “An authentic account of McNelly’s famous Rangers--by a member of the company.”  Adams, SIX-GUNS: “The first edition is exceedingly scarce, and the reprints are also becoming scarce. The book contains much material on Texas gunmen, such as John Wesley Hardin and King Fisher, and the Taylor-Sutton Feud and other border troubles.” Plus material on Sam Bass and Ben Thompson. HB/DJ (dust jacket has large chip at flap crease, in protective cover)……45.00 SOLD
                60b) Another edition – A Texas Ranger by N.A. Jennings –1960 facsimile reproductions published by Ed Bartholomew’s
                       Frontier Book Co., Ruidoso. This edition lacks the Dobie intro. 321pp SIGNED by Bartholomew….30.00

61) Jennings, Nathan A. RIDING FOR THE LONE STAR: Frontier Cavalry and the Texas Way of War, 1822-1865  2016, 1st edition, Denton. “Drawing upon military reports, participants’ memoirs, and government documents, Jennings analyzes the evolu-tion of Texan militarism from tribal clashes of colonial Tejas, territorial wars of the Texas Republic, the Mexican-American War, border conflicts of antebellum Texas, and the cataclysmic Civil War.” Emphasis on the historic rise of the Texas Rangers. 402pp w/illus, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new …..32.95

62) Jones Tom [engraved, printed and copyrighted by] THE LAST OF THE BUFFALO Comprising a History of the Buffalo Herd of the Flathead Reservation and an account of the Great Roundup, With Illustrations  1909, 1st edition, Scenic Souvenirs, Cincinnati. Documents the story of the foundation and development of the Flathead Buffalo herd along with numerous photos of the actual roundup. 32pp w/photos. 5-1/8” by 13-1/2” string-tied decorative wrappers—the over-sized fore-edges a little worn, otherwise a very good copy in a protective sleeve, very scarce….150.00

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

64) Kime, Wayne R. [editor] THE INDIAN TERRITORY JOURNALS OF COLONEL RICHARD IRVING DODGE 2000, 1st edition, Norman. These journals provide an important account of conditions on the Cheyenne-Arapaho reservation in Indian Territory from 1878 to 1882.486pp w/illus, bibliography, appendices, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy……35.00 SOLD

65) King, Grace, et al  FROM MUSKETS TO MOHAIR: The History of Fort Terrett  1992, 1st limited edition of 1500 copies, Waco. Original drawings by Clyde Heron. This book gives a complete history of this little known pre-Civil War frontier outpost (1852-1854). Located in Sutton county, it has long been a part of the Fort Terrett Ranch headquarters.  Includes frontier military routine and fort operations; biographical sketches of men who served at the fort; background of the ranch and its landowners; one chapter on “Redskins, Rustlers, and Rangers;” cowboys and sheepherders; and a look at the ranch in modern times.  An important contribution to the history of West Texas’ settlement and ranching.  In two sections-- Part One: The Fort; Part Two: The Ranch. 301pp w/many photos (some in color), maps, notes, bibliography, index. Hardback w/gilt lettering and design, scarce…..75.00

66) Kuhlman,  Jim W.THE HISTORY of the NANCE HEREFORD RANCH 1996, 1st edition, privately printed by the author.  A history of the ranch east of Canyon Texas and which made up part of Palo Duro Canyon.  The Owners came to Randall County from Lavaca County and raised Herford cattle. Includes some history on the development of Randall County, much on the Hereford line developed by the Nance family; and genealogy of the Nances and offshoots; much more. 593pp w/ills. Notes. Folio softcover in a protective cover, uncommon…….150.00

67) Lackey, Jerry HOMESTEAD: Pioneers of Texas’ Frontier, Volume V  2017, 1st edition, Ballinger. In this newest edition of Lackey’s successful series of ranching biographies he describes the history of several famous cattle trails, including the Goodnight-Loving Trail, the Chisholm and Chisum Trails, and the Western. Many of the family ranching biographies in this issue are located in Texas’ Trans-Pecos region. 290pp w/illustrations, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available] SIGNED…..24.95
[NOTE: SIGNED copies of Volumes I through IV are also available at $24.95 each]

68) [LAMB COUNTY, TEXAS] THE HERITAGE OF LAMB COUNTY, TEXAS compiled by Mardema Ogletree. 549pp w/map endpaper, photos, historical articles, many family biographies, index. Folio HB black cloth w/pictorial cover……..85.00

69) Lehmann, Val W. BOBWHITES IN THE RIO GRANDE PLAIN OF TEXAS 1984, 1st edition, College Station. Illustrated  by Nancy McGowan. A complete guide to the bobwhite quail of South Texas: life habits and needs, environmental controls,  predators; recommendations, much more. 371pp w/maps, illustrations, photos, appendices, index. Folio HB/DJ…..85.00

70) [LUBBOCK COUNTY] A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF LUBBOCK, TEXAS, 1880-1950 1976, #52 of a limited 1st edition, Lubbock. A good history of the plains town, which is the hub of the Texas Panhandle. Many period photos. 80pp w/bibliography. Folio HB bound in leather with decorated cover, fine copy……75.00

71) Lummis, Charles [edited by James W. Byrkit] LETTERS FROM THE SOUTHWEST: September 20, 1884, to March 14, 1885  1989, 1st edition, Tucson. Introductory essay by Byrkit.  Lummis set out on foot in the fall of 1884 and chronicled his thoughts and observations of the Southwest. These letters published in an Eastern newspaper established Lummis as the most active promoter of the Southwest.  309pp w/endpaper map, illus, Lummis bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..30.00

72) [MADISON COUNTY, TEXAS] A HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY, TEXAS 1984, 1st edition, Dallas. 657pp w/many photos, historical articles, family histories, index.  Folio HB black leather binding w/pictorial front cover....125.00

73) Malsch, Brownson LONE WOLF: Captain M. T. Gonzaullas  1980, 1st edition, Austin. During his tenure, Gonzaullas was the only hispanic captain in the ranger force, and this book chronicles his long and eventful career from 1920-1951. 224pp w/photos,  index. HB/DJ. Very good copy………45.00

74) Martin, James C. & Rodney Sidney Martin MAPS OF TEXAS AND THE SOUTHWEST, 1513-1900 1999, 2nd edition, TSHA, Austin. 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, …..45.00

75) 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, SIGNED……..55.00

76) McDowell, Catherine W. [editor] NOW YOU HEAR MY HORN: The Journal of James Wilson Nichols, 1820-1887  1967, 1st  trade edition, Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog; map by Jose Cisneros.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This most spirited and forthright of all Texas memoirs is one of the most delightful American pioneer narratives ever written. Frontiersman Nichols gives us an unvarnished account of life in frontier Texas, with no holds barred. His narrative is humorous, bold, gruesome, opinionated, and revealing.”  Nichols served under McCulloch in the Mexican War, was a Ranger under Jack Hays and fought in many Indian battles. HB/DJ nice copy…..85.00 SOLD

77) Meinzer, Wyman with Henry Chappell UNDER ONE FENCE: The Waggoner Ranch Legacy 2010, 1st edition, Benjamin. A modern look at legendary Waggoner Ranch through the lens of Meinzer’s camera: the landscape, working cowboys, much more. Includes some black-and-white period photos from the ranch’s earlier days.180pp. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy……185.00

78) [MENARD COUNTY] FOREVER MENARD: The Story of Menard County, Texas, and the City of Menard edited by Gus Clemens.  2016, 1st edition, San Angelo. A collection of stories, historical articles, and folklore written by students of Menard High School from 1979 to 1988. The project was directed by English teacher Patsy Miller, who was inspired by the popular 1970s era FOXFIRE books, an education effort in a rural county school in Georgia. There are four sections: 1) Menard History; 2) Menard Places; 3) Menard Stories; 4) Menard History.  448pp w/endpaper maps, two additional maps inside, index. Beautiful hardback bound in faux leather with gold lettering on front and spine, new [multiple copies available]…………….39.95
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79) [MENARD COUNTY] FOREVER MENARD: The Lost Stories  edited by Gus Clemens. 2017, 1st edition, San Angelo. More stories, historical articles and folklore about Menard county that were inspired by Patsy Miller, English teacher at Menard High School. 252pp w/endpaper maps, index. Bound in faux leather with gold lettering on front and spine, new [multi-copies available]……34.95

80) Miller, W. Henry PIONEERING NORTH TEXAS 1953, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. The story of the author ancestors who settled in the Republic of Texas in 1844, and their many hardships—Indian massacres and depredations, droughts, outlaws and cattle rustling, white renegades and army deserters, political intrigue, and the “hovering black clouds of the Civil War.” Also gives a good look at everyday life of the pioneers. 303pp w/map, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good…..150.00

81) Mount, Houston Faust, II OILFIELD REVOLUTIONARY: The Career of Everette Lee DeGolyer 2014, 1st edition, College Station. “This account of DeGolyer’s life covers the period from his training with the United States Geological Survey in the American West, to his geological exploration of Mexico during the Revolution of the 1910s, his pioneering investment in geophysical prospecting technologies, and his work on behalf of the United States government in World War II, including a ground-breaking mission to the Middle East.” His estate forms the heart of the Dallas Arboretum near White Rock Lake. 330pp w/maps, photos notes, index. HB/DJ, as new……..32.95

82) Murrah, David J. THE PITCHFORK LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY: The First Century  1983, 1st edition, Lubbock.  A study of the Texas ranch with 60 photographs, many that had never before been published. 78pp w/map endpapers, notes, historical chronology, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, SIGNED….70.00
                82b) Another copy – Pitchfork Land And Cattle Company – 1st edition, HB/DJ, not signed……55.00

83) Murrah, David J. C.C. SLAUGHTER: Rancher, Banker, Baptist 1981, 1st edition, Austin. Biography of the innovative West Texas rancher who, from 1877 to 1905, increased his holdings to over a million acres. 173pp w/photos, map, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket scuffed, lightly worn]……50.00 SOLD

84) Nettles, Gala DOC BAR 2002, reprint edition, Boyd. A quote from the cover by Don Dodge: [Doc Bar] “brought to the cutting horse world the quickness and lateral movement that was not previously seen. By doing so, he increased the demand for cutting horses as well as their value.” 125pp w/color and black-and-white photos. Folio softcover, fine …………….35.00 SOLD

85) Newhall, Beaumont & Diana E. Edkins  WILLIAM H. JACKSON 1974, 1st edition, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth. This monograph of one of America’s greatest photographers includes more than 100 of Jackson’s photographs; a chronology of his career; and an extensive bibliography of his work. 158pp w/photographs. Folio HB/DJ, near fine copy….35.00

86) Nye, Nelson C. CHAMPIONS OF THE QUARTER TRACKS 1950, 1st edition, NY. “A practical study, a reference book and breeding guide, and an illustrated biography of the ‘short horse’.” Includes biographical sketches of 31 of the most memorable horses in racing: Pelican, Shue Fly, Barbra B, Miss Panama, etc. 240pp w/photos, appendix, index. HB/DJ….50.00 SOLD

87) Oates, Stephen B. [editor] RIP FORD’S TEXAS 1987, 2nd printing, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “...personal memoirs of one of the most colorful Texans of his time.” Ford came to Texas just after San Jacinto and participated in the Republic era, the Indian wars, the Mexican War, the South Texas border wars, the Civil War, and the post-war Reconstruction era. A detailed biography of Ford precedes his personal memoirs. 519pp w/appendices, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ……..30.00

88) O’Keeffe, Georgia  GEORGIA O’KEEFFE: A Studio Book  1976, 1st edition, NY. This comprehensive volume consists of 108 color plates along with text written by the author. Elephant folio (12” X 17”) cloth, HB/DJ…50.00 SOLD

89) Overton, Joice I.  COWBOY BITS AND SPURS: With Values  1997, 1st edition, Atglen. In this book the author describes in detail the actual usage, background and value of cowboy bits and spurs and many other accessories. 160pp with over 430 photographs, helpful illustrations, and diagrams. Folio HB/DJ…….40.00 SOLD

90) [PALO PINTO COUNTY] THE PALO PINTO STORY by Mary Whatley Clarke.  1952, 1st edition, Fort Worth.  A pioneer history of the county with accounts of Indian fights and depredations; includes information on Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight who were early ranchmen in the county; much more. 172pp with photo section, index. HB/DJ very good copy, SIGNED….250.00

91) Parsons, Chuck  CAPTAIN JOHN R. HUGHES: Lone Star Ranger 2011, 1st edition, Denton. Foreword by Robert K. DeArment. This newest biography of the intrepid Ranger sheds new light on his life before he became a Texas Ranger, including information on his love interest, though he never married. He served from 1887 until his retirement in 1915, after receiving more awards and honors than any other Texas Ranger, before or since. 416pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ…….29.95

92) [PRESIDIO COUNTY] MARFA: The Transformation of a Texas Town 2017, 1st edition, Austin. “…explores how small-town Marfa, Texas, has become a landmark arts destination and tourist attraction, despite—and because of—its remote location in the immense Chihuahuan desert.” 196pp w/illustrations, notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]….24.95

93) Rak, Mary Kidder A COWMAN’S WIFE 1993, 1st printing of the 2nd edition, Texas State Historical Association, Austin. A new introduction by Sandra L. Myres. A Range classic.  A significant addition to the literature of the Western experience and the important role of women in that experience. The author and her husband ranched near Douglas, Arizona, beginning in 1919. 301pp w/illus, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]…..29.95

  94) [RANDALL COUNTY] THE RANDALL COUNTY STORY from 1541 to 1910 by Mrs. Clyde W. Warwick. 1969, 1st edition,  Hereford.  Includes information on Charles Goodnight and the JA Ranch; Palo Duro Canyon; the Marcy expedition; Gen. Ranald Mackenzie; pioneers, ranching; more. 357pp w/photos, index to pioneers. Folio HB w/pictorial cover......85.00 SOLD

95) Rathmell, William  LIFE OF THE MARLOWS: A True Story of Frontier Life of Early Days Edited and with an introduction and annotations by Robert K. DeArment. 2004, reprint edition, University of North Texas Press. This book recounts the violent lives of the five Marlow brothers of Young County who were the inspiration for the John Wayne movie, The Sons of Katie Elder. 206pp w/photos, biblio, index. Trade paperback, new……14.95

96) Remley, David  BELL RANCH: Cattle Ranching in the Southwest, 1824-1947  1993, 1st edition, Albuquerque. A detailed study and history of  this northeastern New Mexico ranch that once encompassed three-quarters of a million acres. 393pp w/map. photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, very good copy…….85.00

97) Rister, Carl Coke SOUTHERN PLAINSMEN  1938, 1st  edition, Norman. A resourceful history of how pioneers coped with life and hardships on the Great Plains--Indian raids and buffalo hunting, wagon trains, sod house hospitality, frontier justice, frontier schools, and more. 289pp w/photos, biblio, index.  HB/DJ, faint water stain at bottom margin of most of text, SIGNED….45.00 as is

98) ROBERTS COUNTY] A HISTORY OF MIAMI AND ROBERTS COUNTY  1976, 1st edition, np. 461pp w/photos, maps,  historical articles, many family histories. Folio HB bound in leather w/pictorial cover…..125.00

99) Robertson, Frank C. A RAM IN THE THICKET 1959, 1st edition, NY. The compelling story of a roaming family on the Mormon frontier in Idaho at the turn of the 20th century. Introduction by Mari Sandoz. 312pp w/frontispiece. HB/DJ this copy SIGNED by the author with am inscription to cartoonist Ace Reid………27.00

100) Robinson, Charles M., III THE BUFFALO HUNTERS  1995, 1st edition, State House Press. A well-written account of the extermination of the American bison, with photos of range photographer L.S. Huffman, and rare reproductions of the long-lost plates of photographer George Robertson taken during an 1874 hunt. 162pp w/notes, bibliography, index.  Folio HB/DJ….48.00 SOLD

101) 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--Mondel 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, nice copy….55.00

102) Rolle, Andrew  JOHN CHARLES FREMONT: Character as Destiny 1991, 1st edition, Norman. Fremont’s adventurous and controversial career included exploration, in which he led five expeditions into the American West, as a Republican candidate for president, as one of Californian’s first two senators, as a Civil War General, and the territorial governor of Arizona.351pp w/illus-trations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…..35.00

103) 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/3maps and forty photos, many by L.A. Huffman, appendices, index. HB/DJ nice copy, numbered and SIGNED…..175.00

104) Rozelle, Ron EXILED: The Last Days of Sam Houston  2017, 1st edition, College Station. This masterful biography focuses on Houston’s twilight years while he lived in Huntsville. “This book is aimed at a general audience, not an academic one.” 205pp w/notes, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……29.95

105) Saum, Lewis O. THE FUR TRADER AND THE INDIAN  1965, 1st edition, Seattle. A comprehensive study of the old-time fur traders and their relationship with the Indians they traded with.  324pp w/map, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ…28.00 SOLD

106) Sheehy, Sandy  TEXAS BIG RICH: Exploits, Eccentricities, and Fabulous Fortunes Won And Lost  1990, 1st edition, NY. The fantastic stories of the oil-rich, the cattle-rich and the computer-rich. 415pp w/illus, biblio, index. HB/DJ…..18.00 SOLD

107) Sprague, Kurth  THE PROMISE KEPT 1975, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. Drawings by John Groth. A series of narra-tive poems that give a negative view of the white man’s conquest of the West. 97pp w/notes, bib. Folio cloth w/acetate cover..40.00

108) Stanley, F. THE EARLY DAYS OF THE OIL INDUSTRY IN THE TEXAS PANHANDLE, 1919-1929  1973, 1st edition, Borger.  Explores the history and boom days of oil discovery and development in the Texas Panhandle towns of Amarillo, Borger and Pampa. 414pp w/index.  HB/DJ near fine copy, SIGNED; very scarce……185.00 SOLD

109) Steffen, Randy UNITED STATES MILITARY SADDLES, 1812-1943 1973, 1st edition, Norman. A detailed reference work on all types of saddles used by the military up through World War II.  Includes text and 74 line drawings by the author. 158pp, w/index.  Folio HB/DJ,  very good……45.00

110) Sterling, William Warren TRAILS AND TRIALS OF A TEXAS RANGER  1968, 2nd edition, Norman. Sterling spends the first half of the book telling of his Ranger service during the early part of the 20th-century along the Mexican border and in the Texas oilfield boomtowns. The balance of the book has chapters on L. S. Ross, Sam Bass, John H. Rogers, Capt. John R. Hughes, Frank Hamer, James B. Gillett, Gregorio Cortez, and other notables. 524pp with many photos, biblio. HB/no DJ…..55.00

111) Stoecklein, David R.[photography] COWBOY GEAR: A Photographic Portrayal of the Early Cowboys and their Equipment  1993, 2nd edition, Ketchum. A guide to cowboy gear that shows how it looks, how it was used, and why certain craftsmen’s gear was preferred over others. It covers everything from branding irons to ropes. 228pp w/photos, endpaper map, glossary, bibliography, technical notes. Oblong folio softcover……40.00 SOLD

112) [TEXAS PANHANDLE] MEMORY CUPS OF PANHANDLE PIONEERSby Millie Jones Porter.  1945, 1st edition, Clarendon.  A rare history centered around Wheeler County and her relationship with surrounding counties, filled with first person memories, biographies, stories of Indian depredations and fights, pioneer negroes, ranching and cowboys, religion, prohibition, oil industry, newspapers, a chapter on brands, much more. Excellent source for researching pioneers of the Eastern Texas Panhandle.  648pp w/illustrations, appendix, index. HB, brown cloth w/minor scuffing around the spine, exceedingly scarce……350.00 SOLD

114) Thorp, Raymond W. & Robert Bunker  CROW KILLER: The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson  1958, 1st edition, Bloomington.  Johnson was a recluse mountain man whose Indian wife was killed by Crow warriors. History, laced with legend and folklore about him, alleges he tracked down, killed, scalped, and ate the livers of over 300 Crow Indians in retaliation. 190pp w/endpaper maps. HB/DJ [dust jacket has a 1 inch chip at spine, otherwise a near fine copy] scarce…55.00 SOLD

115) [TOM GREEN COUNTY]  TOM GREEN COUNTY: Chronicles Of Our Heritage TWO VOLUMES  2003, 1st edition, Abilene.  Volume One (566pp): “General History” with maps and photos. Includes historical articles about Fort Concho; pioneer biographical sketches; community histories; farming and ranching; much more. Volume Two (528pp): “Family Histories.”
Each volume indexed. Both volumes folio hardbacks bound in green cloth with gold embossed lettering, as new, the set = 125.00

116) Ulph, Owen THE FIDDLEBACK: Lore of the Line Camp 1995, reprint, San Francisco. The author was a cowboy for the central Nevada Ranch, Fiddleback. This collection of his memoirs “has become a classic of cowboy lore, filled with unforgettable characters, acid wit, and cosmic good humor.” 186pp.  HB/DJ, very good……..35.00 SOLD

117) [UVALDE COUNTY] OLDTIMERS: Their Own Stories by Florence Fenley. 1939, 1st edition, Uvalde..  “Frontier days in Uvalde Section of South West Texas.”  Early day pioneers recall their lives on the South Texas frontier. The many firsthand frontier stories in this book are great for browsing. 266pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, a very good copy in the rare dust jacket, scarce…..175.00 SOLD

118) Wilkinson, D. Marion NOT BETWEEN BROTHERS 1996, 1st edition [1/5,500], Albany.  Epic novel set in early Texas.  680pp. HB/DJ, author’s first book, SIGNED……….35.00

119) Williams, Clayton W. TEXAS’ LAST FRONTIER: Fort Stockton and the Trans-Pecos, 1861-1895 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, illustrations, photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED……..55.00

120) ALL SOLD NATIONAL LIVE STOCK GROWERS--The following publications were published by the Denver, Colorado, Chamber of Commerce and presented to the Live Stock Association.  They contain the full text of speeches and presentations at each convention, along with tables, graphs, maps and photos.  The first four listed contain a lot of information on Denver and Colorado resources, including a lot on the railroad companies of the area.
                120a) Proceedings for the Convention....January 25, 26 & 27, 1898 (Includes organization of  the National Live Stock
                        Association of the United States.) Softcover, covers tattered and loose, all text is intact......25.00
                120b) Proceedings of the Second Annual Convention...Jan. 24, 25, 26 & 27, 1899. 453pp. hardcover w/one loose
                         signature, all text intact.....35.00
                120c) Proceedings of the Third Annual Convention... Jan. 16, 17, 18 & 19. 1900. 528pp. Softcover, covers tattered and
                         loose, all text intact.......25.00
                120d) Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Convention...Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6. [Title Page has 1901; cover           spine has 1902]
                         Chicago., IL.  601pp. Hardback......35.00
                120e) Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Convention and Annual Report...Jan. 13, 14, 15, 16, 1903. Kansas City, Mo.
                         462pp. Hardback.....35.00
                120f) Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Convention...Including a report of the Conference between Special Land
                        Commission and Stockmen, Aug. 3-5, 1904....Jan 10, 11, 12, 13, Denver. 400pp, Softcover......35.00

 


CATALOG #274: December, 2017
 TEXANA/WESTERN AMERICANA:
  New, used and rare

  NEW TEXAS ALMANAC – 69th EDITION
1) TEXAS ALMANAC: 2018-2019 (69th edition since 1857)  published by Texas State Historical Association. “The source for all things Texan since 1857.”  Features include: sketch of Texas pre-history to annexation to 1980; natural history;  environment; weather; recreation; sports; all county maps; foldout map of mileages/counties; agriculture; transportation, and so much more! 752pp w/photographs, color maps, data, travel information, charts, calendars,  etc. [multiple-copies available] 1a)   Hardcover…….44.95                                     
                                                                                                                                                                      1bFlexbound …….29.95

2) Adams, Andy  THE LOG OF A COWBOY 1903, 1st edition, Boston.  “...most reliable account ever written of cowboy life on the great trail drive.” Although it is considered fiction, Adams told Philip A. Rollins that “its only fictional elements are the names of the characters and the ascribing to a single drive occurrences which actually were divided among several.” A trail driving classic. 387pp w/illustrations. HB w/pictorial cover, very good copy…….145.00 SOLD

3) Adams, Andy CATTLE BRANDS: A Collection of Western Camp-fire Stories 1906, 1st edition, Boston. Short stories of the trail and the plains. 316pp. HB, very scarce……..125.00 SOLD

4) Adams, Andy A TEXAS MATCHMAKER  1904, 1st edition, Boston. Novel by the author of “The Log of a Cowboy.
Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith. HB w/pictorial cover, very good, scarce…..85.00 SOLD

5) Alexander, Bob RAWHIDE RANGER, IRA ATEN: Enforcing Law on the Texas Frontier  2011, 1st edition, Denton. A “meticulously researched and comprehensive biography” of the tough lawman who served as a Texas Ranger, sheriff, and even private enforcer for the XIT Ranch.  528pp w/many photos, notes, bib., index. HB/DJ, as new, SIGNED……32.50

6) Alexander, Bob RIDING LUCIFER’S LINE: Ranger Deaths Along the Texas-Mexico Border 2013, 1st edition, Denton. A well-documented study that gives the tragic details of twenty-five Texas Rangers who were killed while scouting and enforcing laws along the Texas border with Mexico from 1874 through 1921. 404pp w/illustrations, endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new SIGNED ........29.95

7) Anderson, Charles G. IN SEARCH OF THE BUFFALO: The Story of J. Wright Mooar  1974, 1st edition, Seagraves.  Story of the famous buffalo hunter who killed the white buffalo in Scurry County in 1876.  The Mooar brothers were responsible for opening the market for buffalo hides. 116pp w/photos, maps, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, very good copy…..45.00 SOLD

8) Bailey, J.W. [completely revised by Irving S. Rossoff, D.V.M] 1980, 1st printing of the revised edition, NY. Veterinary handbook for the working cattleman that deals with all aspects of bovine health. 590pp w/illus, index. HB green cloth w/silver lettering…30.00 SOLD

9) Barker, Elliott S. WHEN THE DOGS BARK ‘TREED’ A Year on the Trail of the Longtails  1946, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Stories of trapping and hunting lions, turkey, elk, and other wildlife in the Vermejo Park region of New Mexico. 209pp w/photos. HB/DJ, very good copy……..85.00 SOLD

10) [BASTROP COUNTY] BASTROP COUNTY: During Reconstruction  2011, 1st edition, Bastrop. “Chronicles an important Texas county during the decade following the Civil War—examines the conflict among blacks, Germans, and native-born whites, as every effort to improve the lot of freed slaves often met violent resistance.” 244pp w/illus, app, index. Trade paperback…..45.00 SOLD

11) Benner, Judith Ann SUL ROSS: Soldier, Statesman, Educator 1983, 1st edition, College Station. A full-scale biography of this famous Texan. 259pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…..45.00 SOLD

12) Bennett, Lyn Ellen & Scott Abbott  THE PERFECT FENCE: Untangling the Meanings of Barbed Wire 2017, 1st edition, College Station. The authors “have written the surprising, entertaining, and useful history of that staple of American agriculture, the barbed wire fence.”  269pp w/illus, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]….39.95

13) [BIG BEND] BIG BEND: A Homesteader’s Story  by J.O. Langford [with Fred Gipson] 1952, 2nd printing, Austin. The interesting story of  Langford’s life in the Big Bend. He settled at the Hot Springs where Tornillo Creek pours into the Rio Grande during the early days of the 19th-century when the region was populated mostly by rattlesnakes and Mexican bandits. 159pp w/photos and drawings, index. HB/DJ……..29.00 SOLD

14) Brown, R. Shepard  STRINGFELLOW OF THE FOURTH: The Amazing Career of the Most Successful Confederate Spy 1960, 1st edition, NY. The remarkable story of Frank Stringfellow, Confederate spy.307pp w/map, illus., index. HB/DJ….60.00 SOLD

15) Bryant, Keith L., Jr. HISTORY OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY 1974, 1st edition, NY.  “A colorful history of ‘twelve thousand miles of shining rails’.” 398pp w/maps, illus, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy…….35.00 SOLD

16) Burch, J.P. CHARLES W. QUANTRELL   1923, 1st edition, Vega.  "A true history of his guerrilla warfare on the Missouri and Kansas border during the Civil War of 1861 to 1865. As told by Captain Harrison Trow, one who followed Quantrell through his whole course."  266pp w/illustrations. HB, maroon cloth…..30.00

17) Burton, Jeffrey  THE DEADLIEST OUTLAWS; The Ketchum Gang and the Wild Bunch  2009, 2nd edition, Denton.  The newest and most complete history of Tom “Black Jack” Ketchum, his brother, Sam, and other members of the Ketchum Gang that robbed, killed and generally terrorized West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona in the last decade of the 19th century.  The material in this book comes from material diligently collected by the author over a period of forty years from mainly unpublished sources, comprising family records, trial transcripts and other court records, personal reminiscences, official correspondence and reports, census returns, and contemporary newspapers. 504pp w/photos, maps, endnotes, bib, index.  HB/DJ…45.00 [out-of-print in cloth]

18) Caldwell, Clifford R. ROBERT KELSEY WYLIE: Forgotten Cattle King of Texas 2013, 1st limited edition of 100 copies, np. Wylie was a 19th century cowman and sheepman who ranched in Parker County and in what is now Runnels County, drove herds to New Mexico and South Dakota, sided with Chisum and his allies in the Lincoln County War, and later set up operations in the Van Horn country of Texas. 302pp w/illustrations, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, numbered and SIGNED……………50.00 SOLD
                18b) Another copy – Robert Kelsey Wylie…also 1st edition, trade paperback as new, SIGNED……….24.95 SOLD

19) Carlson, Paul H. TEXAS WOOLLEYBACKS: The Range Sheep and Goat Industry  1982, 1st edition, College Station. Chronicles the development of the industry from Spanish times to about 1930. 236pp w/maps, photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ….35.00

20) Carter, Captain R. G. ON THE BORDER WITH MACKENZIE: or Winning West Texas From the Comanches no date, a  reproduction of the original, limited to 300 copies, published by J.M. Carroll & Co., Mattituck. This edition has a new forward by
J. C. Dykes, who describes the book as “the most complete account of the Indian wars of the Texas frontier in the Seventies.” Carter was under Mackenzie during the Indian campaigns out of Fort Concho which ultimately led to the surrender of the last warring Comanches after the Palo Duro fight. 580pp. HB bound in red cloth w/gold embossed lettering on spine…..65.00

21) Clarke, Mary Whatley THE SLAUGHTER RANCHES & THEIR MAKERS  1979, 1st edition, Austin. A good history of the Slaughter ranching empire which was important in the development of ranching in Texas and the Southwest. Clarke traces  the Slaughter clan through the Texas Revolution, through the Cherokee Indian War and later the Civil War, and then tells of cattle drives up the Chisholm Trail with Indian attacks, stampedes. 254pp w/photos, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……375.00

22) [COLEMAN COUNTY] FOUR YEARS IN THE COLEMAN JAIL: Daughter of Two Sheriffs  by Leona Bruce. 1982, 1st edition, Austin. The author reminiscences about her youthful life while living in a small-town county jail from 1914 to 1918. Her father, the sheriff of Coleman County at the time, was John Banister, formerly of the Texas Rangers. 143pp w/photos, index. HB, red cloth w/gold lettering…65.00 SOLD

23) [CONCHO COUNTY] COWPOKES, NESTERS, & So Forth BY Judge Orland L. Sims. 1970, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. This autobiography, by one of West Texas’ most colorful and outspoken inhabitants, is a good history of Concho County from the end of the trail driving days through the oil boom to modern times. 297pp w/photos.  HB/DJ, fine copy…….45.00

24) Cook, James H. FIFTY YEARS ON THE OLD FRONTIER: As Cowboy, Hunter, Guide, Scout, and Ranchman  1957, 1st printing of the new edition, Norman. A new foreword by J. Frank Dobie; intro by Brigadier-General Charles King, U.S.V. 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.” A western frontier narrative with much on cowboys, outlaws, and the Indian wars. The author participated in the cowboy gunfight with New Mexico lawman Elfega Baca and gives a good account of that incident. 253pp w/photos, index.  HB/DJ….40.00 SOLD

25) Custer, Elizabeth Bacon TENTING ON THE PLAINS  1889, 2nd 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, decorated green cloth cover w/Crossed Cavalry & 7th regiment Guidons…100.00

26) del Bosque, Melissa BLOODLINES: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty2017, 1st edition, NY. This book follows two Laredo-based FBI agents’ harrowing attempt to dismantle a cartel leader’s American horse racing dynasty built on extortion and blood money. Good read!  394pp w/notes. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……..27.00

27) Eaton, John WILL CARVER, OUTLAW  1972, 1st edition, San Angelo. Biography of the man who rode with Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch and the Ketchum Gang, and was killed in Sonora in a hail of gunfire in 1901. 142pp w/photos, index. Softcover, very good copy, SIGNED……75.00 SOLD

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

29) Erwin, Allen A.  THE SOUTHWEST OF JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, 1841-1922 1965, 1st edition, Glendale. Forwards 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, foldout map, biblio, index. HB/DJ, very good copy….250.00 SOLD

30) Farmer, Randolph W. “CURLY BILL”: Horse Thief, Cattle Dealer, Murderer, Lawman: 1858-1909  2012, 1st edition limited, Tucson. This book “presents the cradle-to-grave story of William Albert Brosius and why the historical record has been obscured by the culture of silence in Texas and the Wyatt Earp folklore in Arizona and California.” 260pp w/illustrations, chapter notes, index. HB/DJ, as new….40.00 SOLD

31) Fields, Dan THE DAY THEY KILLED THE COWS And Other Memories of a West Texas Pioneer 2006, 1st edition, Austin. Poignant memoir of a Texas Panhandle rancher and cotton farmer.268pp w/photos, index. HB w/pictorial cover…25.00 SOLD

32) Freeman, Douglas Southall R. E. LEE: A Biography 1947, reprint edition, NY.  4 Volumes. The complete and most extensive biography of Robert E. Lee.  Includes many illustrations, maps, appendices, bibliography and indices. 4 volumes all hardback w/decorated covers, all four volumes red cloth w/embossed spine and covers, spines faded. The set of 4 volumes = 145.00

33) 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 demise of Bonnie and Clyde. 305pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ (dj has slight edgewear) overall very good copy……..165.00

34) [GAINES COUNTY] THE GAINES COUNTY STORY A History of Gaines County, Texas 1974, 1st edition, Seagraves. 536pp w/photos, numerous historical articles, and over 300 pages devoted to family biographies, index. Folio HB….55.00

35) Gard, Wayne THE GREAT BUFFALO HUNT 1959, 1st edition, NY. History of the slaughter of the bison with much of the book devoted to the hide hunters, their trade and their fights with Indians. Although the book records protests against the slaughter, the author also points out that the killing helped to reduce the hostile Indians to submission and to clear Western ranges for the cattle and sheep industries. 308pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……..45.00 SOLD

36) [GEOLOGY] A PARTIAL REPORT on the GEOLOGY of WESTERN TEXAS Consisting of a General Geological Report…by Prof. Geo G. Shumard. 1886, 1st printing, State Printing Office, Austin. The remainder of the subtitle reads: “A Journal of Geological Observations Along the Routes Traveled by the Expedition Between Indianola, Texas, and the Valley of the Mimbres, New Mexico, During the Years 1855 and 1856; With an Appendix Giving A Detailed Report on the Geology of Grayson County.” Shumard was Assistant State Geologist of Texas at the time this bulletin was published. 145pp w/illus, appendix, softcover in very good condition, as this copy doesn’t appear to have been read, rare in this edition….…165.00 SOLD

37) GEOLOGY] DAVIS MOUNTAIN VISTAS: A Geological Exploration of the Davis Mountains by William MacLeod. 2005, 1st ed, Alpine. The book has two sections, the first on the mountains themselves, the second on the series of deep basins southwest of the mountains.  Each section begins by recounting the geological history of the area, followed by road guides, plus 86 full color photos & 48 maps and drawings.191pp. Trade paperback, as new……40.00 [this title out-of-print] SOLD

38) [GEOLOGY]  BIG BEND VISTAS: A Geological Exploration of the Big Bend by William MacLeod.  2017, 3rd edition, Alpine.  A fully illustrated tour of the spectacular landscapes comprising the 4 million acre area that includes the Marathon Basin, The Glass Mountains, Big Bend National Park, Black Gap Wildlife Management area, Terlingua and Lajitas.  255p w/33 maps, 85 line drawings and cross-sections, 75 color photographs, glossary, reading list, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]..24.95

39) Gilliland, Maude T. HORSEBACKERS OF THE BRUSH COUNTRY: A Story of the Texas Rangers and the Mexican Liquor Smugglers 1968, 1st edition, np. Part One gives detailed accounts of numerous gunfights between state and federal officers and horseback smugglers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the Prohibition era of the 1920s and ‘30s. Part Two is an album of photos and biographical sketches of South Texas law enforcement officers of bygone days. 175pp with many historical photos, line drawings by the author, maps, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ (dust jacket has a light moisture stain around the spine that did not affect the book) SIGNED, very scarce…..325.00 SOLD

40) Gipson, Fred  OLD YELLER 1956, 1st edition, Harper & Brothers, NY (bound in green cloth with black spine and the copyright page states “1956” and contains a Library of Congress catalog number.) An American classic. 158pp. HB/DJ fine...250.00

41) Gipson, Fred  SAVAGE SAM  1962, 1st edition, NY. “The story of the son of Old Yeller.”  214pp w/illus. HB/DJ, fine…100.00

42) Gipson, Fred  RECOLLECTION CREEK  1955, 1st edition, NY.  Gipson’s novel about nine-year-old Hopper Creech. HB/DJ, near fine copy.......185.00

43) Goodwyn, Frank  LIFE ON THE KING RANCH 1951, 1st ed., NY. Photos by Toni Frissell. Illustrations by Bruce Marchin.  Goodwyn's father was ranch boss of the Norias section of the vast King Ranch in South Texas. Goodwyn grew up on the ranch and relates his experiences as well as folklore and little-known facts about the ranch.  293pp w/photos,  glossary, biblio. HB lacks dust jacket…….50.00 SOLD

44) Gracy, David B., II  LITTLEFIELD LANDS: Colonization of the Texas Plains, 1912-1920  1968, 1st edition, Austin.  A study of the Panhandle land company created by Major George W. Littlefield in order to sell a part of his Yellow House Ranch as farmland. 161pp w/maps, photos, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…..30.00 SOLD

45) Greene, A.C. A PERSONAL COUNTRY 1979, 1st edition, NY. Author writes about West Texas, its people, and where his roots were. Bill Porterfield said this about the book: “It’s all here, time, place, treasure, blood, sex, success, failure, death and, of course, God and the devil and grief, and the going on, as people must.” HB/DJ, INSCRIBED/SIGNED, nice copy….50.00

46) Greer, James Kimmins COLONEL JACK HAYS: Texas Frontier Leader and California Builder  1952, 1st edition, NY. In Texas, John Coffee Hays was a soldier, surveyor, Ranger, officer in the Mexican War, and explorer. While a Ranger in Southwest Texas, he fought more than forty engagements against outlaws, Mexicans and Indians and was never defeated.  Later he went on to be an Indian agent in Arizona, then on to California.  428pp w/maps, photos, biblio, notes, index.  HB/DJ (dust jacket has a few light scuff marks, otherwise near fine copy)………85.00

47) Guy, Duane F. [editor] THE STORY OF PALO DURO CANYON 1979, 1st edition, Canyon.  A collection of articles by several contributors that cover the region’s geology, archeology, paleontology, natural history, and history from Coronado to Charles Goodnight’s settlement in the Canyon and Ranald Mackenzie’s raid. Also details the acquisition and development of the land for the State Park. 224pp with photos, maps (including two foldouts in rear pocket), index.  Hardback bound in green leather with gold embossed lettering on front and spine, fine copy....55.00 SOLD

48) Haley, J. Evetts LIFE ON THE TEXAS RANGE 1952, 1st edition, UT Press, Austin. A portrayal of the work of frontier range photographer Erwin E. Smith who rode the cattle range with camera in hand during the 1880s and ‘90s.  Many of the photos here depict ranch life and the working cowboy on the LS ranch in the Texas Panhandle. 112pp w/80 plates. Folio HB in slipcase..150.00

49) Haley, J. Evetts FORT CONCHO and the TEXAS FRONTIER  2006, 2nd edition limited to 1000 copies, West Texas Legacy Press, Midland. This edition with a new introduction by Elmer Kelton; new foreword by Mike Cox; original illustrations by H.D. Bugbee; and original typography designed by Carl Hertzog.  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; “Nolan’s Lost Nigger Expedition;” racial troubles on the Conchos; transportation and supply; everyday life at the post; and much more. 352pp w/maps, illus, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by Elmer Kelton……125.00

50) [HALEY, J. EVETTS]  Adventuring With The Old-Timers: TRAILS TRAVELLED--TALES TOLD  by Hervey E. Chesley. 1979, 1st ed, Midland. Foreword by J. Evetts Haley; illustrations by H.D. Bugbee; edited by B. Byron Price; design by Carl Hertzog.  Chesley interviewed many old-timers to get these true tales of high adventure about Arizona and Texas. 184pp w/photos, notes, references, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED by J. Evetts Haley………75.00 SOLD

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

52) Hamner, Laura V. LIGHT ‘N HITCH: A Collection of Historical Writing Depicting Life on the High Plains 1958, 1st edition, Dallas. Paintings by Dord Fitz. A panorama of High Plains history, with vivid accounts of events, people and places in the history of the Texas Panhandle covering the period from the 1870s through the 1920s—Adobe Walls, Charles Goodnight, Quanah Parker, law and order, transportation, pioneer women, town building, ranching, much. 350pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ……75.00

53) Hamner, Laura V. THE NO-GUN MAN OF TEXAS 1935, 1st edition before the school edition, Amarillo.  This was the first biography of Charles Goodnight. 256pp w/appendix, glossary. HB, green cloth, very good copy……125.00

54) Hatch, Stephen L., & Jennifer Pluhar. TEXAS RANGE PLANTS  1995, 2nd printing, College Station. An identification guide that describes and illustrates 140 grasses, forbs, shrubs and trees found on Texas rangelands. 326pp w/ill, index. Softcover..29.95

55) Horn, Calvin NEW MEXICO’S TROUBLED YEARS: The Story of the Early Territorial Governors  1963, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Foreword by John F. Kennedy.  The story of New Mexico’s turbulent years under the administrations of ten territorial governors from the years 1851 to 1881. 239pp w/illus, biblio, index. HB/DJ…..28.00

56) Hunt, Frazier  THE LONG TRAIL FROM TEXAS: The Story of Ad Spaugh, Cattleman  1940, 1st edition, NY.  The story of Spaugh’s youth exemplifies the daily work, hardships and pleasures that were typical of the trail driver’s life. In this book he shows us “San Antonio as a hell-roaring village; Wichita and Dodge City when they were wild, free-handed, fast-paced centers of commerce; Wyoming when it was an unfenced wilderness.”  300pp.  HB/DJ very good copy…..65.00 SOLD

57) Huston, Cleburne  TOWERING TEXAN: A Biography of Thomas J. Rusk  1971, 1st edition, Waco.  Rusk had a firm hand in almost every important development in Texas’ War for Independence, the formation of the Republic, and the difficult years of early statehood.  191pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ….45.00

58) [HUTCHINSON COUNTY] HISTORY OF HUTCHINSON COUNTY, TEXAS 104 Years, 1876-1980  1980, 1st edition, Borger. 519pp with many photos; historical articles – including “The Battle of Adobe Walls” and the oil boom that made Borger; 325 pages devoted to family histories; index.  Folio HB, bound in blue leather w/embossed decoration…..135.00

59) Ivey, Darren L. THE RANGER IDEAL: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, Volume 1  2017, 1st edition, UNT Press, Denton. This volume presents capsule biographies of the seven inductees who served Texas before the Civil War. He begins with Stephen F. Austin, “the Father of Texas,” who laid the foundations of the Ranger service, and then covers John C. Hays, Ben McCulloch, Samuel H. Walker, William A. A. “Bigfoot” Wallace, John S. Ford, and Lawrence Sul Ross. It is the first of a planned three-volume series covering all of the Texas Rangers inducted into the Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas. 672pp w/illus, endnotes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]………39.95

60) [JACK COUNTY] THE HISTORY OF JACK COUNTY, TEXAS by The Jack County Genealogical Society.  1985, 1st edition, np. Frontier history plus many historical essays, articles about Jacksboro and other communities, over 600 pages of family histories, much more. 885pp w/endpaper maps, illustrations, index. Folio HB black cloth……125.00

61) [JAMES, WILL] WILL JAMES: The Spirit of the Cowboy edited by J.M. Neil. 1985, 1st edition, Casper. An exhibition catalog which includes the following biographical and critical essays: “Will James: The Lone Cowboy” by William Gardner Bell; “Will James, Writer” by Jane Nelson; “The Art of Will James” by A.P. Hays. 85pp w/illus, notes. Folio Softcover, fine….35.00

62) [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 and ranching; much more. 676pp w/many photos, endpaper maps, many family histories chronologically by era, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB, SIGNED by both authors………190.00

63) Johnson, David  JOHN RINGO: King of the Cowboys  1996, 1st edition, Barbed Wire Press, Stillwater. A full-length biography that portrays Johnny Ringo’s life and times from his involvement in Mason County’s infamous Hoo-Doo War to his mysterious demise in the Arizona desert near Tombstone.  264pp w/photos, notes, appendix, index. HB/DJ, as new…..35.00 SOLD

64) Johnson, Paul Lee  THE McLAURY’S IN TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA: An O.K. Corral Obituary 2012, 1st edition, Denton. From the dust jacket: “This important work provides new insight into the two brothers who died on that fateful day, and to the family that carried the scar……A major benefit of this work is the inclusion of previously unpublished letters from within the Mclaury family.” 380pp w/illustrations, bibliography, endnotes, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……29.95

65) Jordan, Terry G. TRAILS TO TEXAS: Southern Roots of Western Cattle Ranching  1981, 1st edition, Lincoln. A look at the origins of open-range cattle ranching, where 19th-century Texas was the proving ground. 220pp w/photos, maps, bibliography, notes, index. HB/DJ…….30.00

66) [KARNES COUNTY] A HISTORY OF KARNES COUNTY AND OLD HELENA by Hedwig Krell Didear. 1969, 1st edition, Austin. A history of the county which also includes information about the first Polish settlement in Texas, Panna Maria.124pp with map, photos, index.  HB/DJ….120.00

67) Keleher, William A. VIOLENCE IN LINCOLN COUNTY 1869-1881 1957, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  Adams, SIX-GUNS: “One of the best histories of Lincoln County and its troubles, as well as of the life of Billy The Kid…It is most trustworthy.”  390pp w/illustrations, sources, index.  HB/DJ [dust jacket is edgeworn, now in protective cover]……60.00

68) Kelton, Elmer THE MAN WHO RODE MIDNIGHT  1987, 1st edition, NY. Of all Kelton’s novels, this title ranks as one of my personal favorites (for whatever that’s worth.) 261pp. HB/DJ (dj slightly worn at edges)……75.00 SOLD

69) Kelton, Elmer THE WOLF AND THE BUFFALO 1980, 1st edition, NY. Another of my favorites, this novel has a good historical background, set around Fort Concho during the Indian Wars. 420pp w/historical epilogue and suggested reading list.  HB/DJ, very good copy, inscribed/SIGNED……..75.00

70) [KENT COUNTY] KENT COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE  by Jewell G. Pritchett and Erma Barfoot Black. 1983, 1st edition, Rotan. 304pp w/historical articles, family histories, photos, etc. Folio HB/DJ nice,…..75.00 SOLD

71) Kent, William REMINISCENCES OF OUTDOOR LIFE  1929, 1st edition, San Francisco. Foreword by Stewart Edward White.  The author remembers his life in California, Nevada, New Mexico in the latter part of the 19th century, and a chapter on the Apache Kid, and mention of Garrett’s killing of Billy the Kid. 306pp with some interesting old period photos…35.00

72) [KIMBLE COUNTY] ) IT OCCURRED IN KIMBLE AND HOW: The Story of a Texas County by O. C. Fisher. 1981, 2nd limited edition of 1,000 copies, San Angelo. Considered one of the more interesting Texas county histories with accounts of Indian fights, early day murder cases, outlaw roundups, and more. 237pp w/photos and appendix. HB/DJ (dust jacket is scuffed and has minor tape repairs, now in protective cover)……125.00

73) Kinard, Knox HISTORY OF THE WAGGONER RANCH 2011, limited edition of 325 copies, Four-O Publishing, Abilene. (This history of the legendary ranch first appeared in The Panhandle-Plains Historical Review, Vol. XVI, 1943.) Foreword by Larry McMurtry; 16 tintype photographs by Robb Kendrick; designed by Jace Graf. 61pp w/photos, reference notes. HB, as new, SIGNED by Kendrick and Graf….…..140.00

74) Lackey, Jerry HOMESTEAD: Pioneers of Texas’ Frontier, Volume V  2017, 1st edition, Ballinger. In this newest edition of Lackey’s successful series of ranching biographies he describes the history of several famous cattle trails, including the Goodnight-Loving Trail, the Chisholm and Chisum Trails, and the Western. Many of the family ranching biographies in this issue are located in Texas’ Trans-Pecos region. 290pp w/illustrations, index. Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available] SIGNED…..24.95
[NOTE: SIGNED copies of Volumes I through IV are also available at $24.95 each]

75) Lasater, Laurence M. THE LASATER PHILOSOPHY OF CATTLE RAISING 1972, 1st trade edition, 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. HB/DJ, very good…..75.00
                75b) Another edition –The Lasater Philosophy of Cattle Raising –1972, 3rd edition. HB/DJ, SIGNED…….45.00

76) Marohn, Richard C. THE LAST GUNFIGHTER: John Wesley Hardin 1995, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, College Station. Possibly the best biography of Hardin to date with material drawn from primary sources and first-hand accounts. Includes chapters on Jeff Milton; Hardin’s trial in Comanche, Texas; his prison years; Callie Lewis, to whom he was briefly married after his stint in prison; the Miller/ Frazier and the Sutton/Taylor feuds; a chapter about “Guns of a Gunfighter”; El Paso in 1895; John Selman; and much more. 320pp w/maps, photos, chapter notes, index.  HB/DJ….65.00

77) Matthews, Sallie Reynolds  INTERWOVEN: A Pioneer Chronicle  1936, 1st edition, Anson Jones Press, Houston. Introduction by Will James. Reese, SIX-SCORE: “The author’s husband and father were both prominent ranchers, and this book gives one of the best portraits of ranch life from a woman’s point of view.” Dobie, Life and Literature of the Southwest: “Ranch life on the Texas frontier as a refined and intelligent woman saw it.” 234pp w/frontispiece. HB orange cloth, near fine copy, rare..795.00 SOLD

 
78) McCarty, John L. MAVERICK TOWN: The Story of Old Tascosa  1946, 1st edition, Norman. Illustrated by Harold D. Bugbee.  Adams, SIX-GUNS:  “The first complete history of this wild cowtown, it tells of its gunmen and gun battles and some of the other outlaws of the Southwest.”  HB/DJ has edgewear,………35.00

79) McDowell, Catherine W. [editor] NOW YOU HEAR MY HORN: The Journal of James Wilson Nichols, 1820-1887  1967, 1st  trade edition, Austin. Designed by Carl Hertzog; map by Jose Cisneros.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This most spirited and forthright of all Texas memoirs is one of the most delightful American pioneer narratives ever written. Frontiersman Nichols gives us an unvarnished account of life in frontier Texas, with no holds barred. His narrative is humorous, bold, gruesome, opinionated, and revealing.”  Nichols served under McCulloch in the Mexican War, was a Ranger under Jack Hays and fought in many Indian battles. HB/DJ nice copy…..85.00

80) [McLENNAN COUNTY] THE MOODY AREA: Its History and People, 1852-1981 by Estelle Mabray Rice. 1981, 1st edition, Waco. A comprehensive history of the area 28 miles southwest of Waco that includes historical articles, tales and legends, many family biographies. 488pp w/photos. HB/DJ………..75.00

81) Meed, Douglas V. THEY NEVER SURRENDERED: Bronco Apaches of the Sierra Madres, 1890-1935 1993, 1st edition, Tucson. The Depression-era story of a group of Apaches who never surrendered, and of a Sonoran Rancher who sought their scalps. 205pp w/photos, appendix, index. HB/DJ…….40.00

82) Miller, Rick  TEXAS RANGER: John B. Jones 2012, 1st edition, Denton. Presents the story of the Frontier Battalion through the eyes of its commander, John B. Jones, during his administration from 1874 to 1881. The Frontier Battalion was responsible for capturing Sam Bass and John Wesley Hardin; fought Indians; and quelled border problems in the El Paso district. 401pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy…..29.95

83) Morris, John Miller EL LLANO ESTACADO: Exploration and Imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860  1997, 1st edition, Austin.  A history of the exploration of the Llano Estacado region from early Spanish, French and Mexican explorations through Anglo explorers.  414pp w/illus, maps, bibl, notes, index. HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED…….55.00

84) Murphy, Audie  TO HELL AND BACK 1949, 1st edition, NY. 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 black cloth w/red spine, lacking dust jacket, top of spine has pulled, otherwise a very good copy……..45.00 SOLD

85) Murphy, Lawrence R. LUCIEN BONAPARTE MAXWELL: Napoleon of the Southwest  1983,  1st edition, Norman.  Bio-graphy of the prominent New Mexico rancher who was heir to the Beaubien and Miranda Land Grant.  275pp with photos, notes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ…..35.00 SOLD

86) Newcomb, W.W., Jr. THE INDIANS OF TEXAS: From Prehistoric to Modern Times  1961, 1st edition, Austin.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “The best work on Texas Indian cultures, this volume is also an important work on Texas prior to the coming of the white man.”  404pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good copy…..65.00 SOLD

87) Nordyke, Lewis CATTLE EMPIRE: The Fabulous Story of the 3,000,000 acre XIT  1949, 1st edition, NY. A history of the famed Panhandle ranching empire and of the men who developed it. 273pp w/photos, appendix [includes “Ranch Rules” as set down by Abner Taylor in 1888.]  HB, yellow cloth w/illustrated cover, SIGNED........35.00 SOLD

88) Noyes, Stanley LOS COMANCHES: The Horse People, 1751-1845 1993, 1st edition, Albuquerque. “A sweeping history of the Comanche Indians, who dominated the Southern plains from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century….Rich in social and cultural vignettes of women, captivity, warrior rituals, family life, courtship, sexual attitudes, and adaptation of the horse.” 364pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……45.00 SOLD

89) [OLDHAM COUNTY] OLD TASCOSA, 1886-1888  edited by Ernest R. Archambeau. 1966, Special edition of PPHR, Canyon. Newspaper excerpts from The Tascosa Pioneer give us a contemporary look at the old pioneer town.  195pp with map, photo, index. HB bound in green leather, inscribed/SIGNED......65.00

90) Owen, Valarie BYRD COCHRAIN OF DEAD MAN’S CORNER 1972, 1st edition, Snyder. Life story of a cowboy who  worked on the Halff Ranch of West Texas, and the C7 and L7 Ranch in South Dakota, and who had some brushes with the law in the early part of the 20th-century. 235pp w/photos, biblio. HB/DJ, SIGNED………90.00

91) Paine, Bayard H. PIONEERS, INDIANS and BUFFALOES  1935, 1st edition, Curtis. Foreword by Addison E. Sheldon.  Pioneer history of the Nebraska Plains, with a lot on buffalo hunting; some pioneer biographies; Buffalo Bill Cody; Indian depredations; and much more. 192pp w/illustrations, index. HB blue cloth, cover slightly scuffed, very scarce……125.00

92) Pate, Ann  FORT CHADBOURNE: A Military Post, A Family Heritage  2011, 1st edition, Fort Chadbourne.  Foreword by Garland Richards, President, Fort Chadbourne Foundation. This is the “first and only full length book containing both the history of the military post, and the family that has called it home for eight generations…A factual account taken from military records, letters, diaries, family deeds.”  341pp w/photographs, charts, rosters and maps. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED….45.00 SOLD

93) Patterson, Paul PECOS TALES 1967, 1st ed, Encino Press, Austin. Interesting tales centered around Texas’ Pecos country by a West Texas character.  101pp w/photos. HB/DJ..….35.00 SOLD

94) Perry, Garland AN AMERICAN SAGA—William George Hughes, 1859-1902: A Pioneer Texas Rancher, His Life, His Times, His Story  1994, 1st edition, Boerne.  Hughes was a 19th-century sheep and goat rancher, and horse breeder in Kendall County. 242pp w/photos, bibliography, index.   Folio HB/DJ….37.50

95) Pierce, Michael D. THE MOST PROMISING YOUNG OFFICER: A Life of Ranald Slidell Mackenzie 1993, 1st edition, Norman. Biography of the Civil War veteran who became an accomplished Indian fighter and was instrumental in the defeat of the brutal Comanches and the opening of the West to white settlement. 288pp w/photos, maps, notes, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine…..40.00

96) Porter, General Horace CAMPAIGNING WITH GRANT 1897, 1st edition, The Century Co., NY. During the Civil War, the author served as Grant’s personal aid, and relates many first hand reminiscences of the General-in-chief. 546pp w/maps, illust, index. HB blue cloth with gilt decorations, very good copy………200.00

97) Rakocy, Bill  THE KID (Artists and Writers Saga) Billy The Kid  1985, 1st edition, Bravo Press, El Paso. A collection of  contemporary newspaper articles, cartoons, and essays by other contributors about The Kid. 288pp w/illustrations. Folio HB softcover, SIGNED, very good condition…..45.00

98) Randolph, Edmund HELL AMONG THE YEARLINGS 1955, 1st edition, NY. Drawings by James Ryan. From dude to cowman in Montana’s Tongue River country, a memoir. 308pp.  HB, red cloth w/tan spine…..40.00 SOLD

99) [REEVES COUNTY, TEXAS] PECOS: A History of the Pioneer West by Alton Hughes. 1978, 1st edition, Seagraves. A history of Reeves County, and its county seat, Pecos. [Because of the title, this history is often confused and erroneously listed as a history of Pecos County.]  Includes many personal biographies, and there’s a particularly interesting chapter on “Gunmen and Violence.” 401pp w/many photos, historical articles, bibliography, index. Folio HB, blue cloth, very good condition….90.00

100) Rickett, Harold William  WILDFLOWERS OF THE UNITED STATES--6 parts in 14 volumes in slipcases. 1966. All are first editions published by McGraw-Hill, NY. Part 1=The Northeastern States, 2 volumes; Part 2=The Southeastern States, 2 volumes; Part 3=Texas, 2 volumes; Part 4=The Southwestern States, 3 volumes; Part 5=The Northwestern States, 2 volumes; Part 6=The Central Mountains and Plains, 3 volumes.  [Note: An index, not present here, was published in 1975; however, each volume is individually indexed.] Fully illustrated with photographs, drawings, and endpaper maps. All volumes are folio cloth w/gilt stamping in very good condition, each part in separate, slightly worn slipcases--a handsome set of books. The complete set = $700.00 [Shipping charge for this large and heavy set will be at actual cost via media mail.]

101) Rister, Carl Coke  OIL! Titan of the Southwest  1949, 1st edition, Norman.  A comprehensive history of the discovery of oil in the region that embraces Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. 467pp with photos,  maps, glossary bibliography, index. HB/DJ, nice…..55.00 SOLD

102) Roberts, Capt. Dan W. RANGERS AND SOVEREIGNTY 1914, 1st edition, San Antonio. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “...gives a remarkable, concise account of the service of one of the most active of all Texas Ranger units...[He] recounts an astonishing string of battles with Indians, outlaws, rustlers, murderers, and feuding families during those years when the small ranger force was virtually the only law enforcement entity in western and southern Texas.” An important and quite scarce Texas Ranger item. 191pp w/photos. HB green cloth w/black lettering (this copy signed by the late Dudley R. Dobie, noted book collector)..275.00 SOLD

103) Robinson, Charles M., III BAD HAND: A Biography of General Ranald S. Mackenzie 1993, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by Stan Hoig. A thorough and comprehensive biography of one of the frontier’s most remarkable Indian fighters.  Mackenzie’s most notable offensive was the routing of the Comanche and Kiowa tribes at Palo Duro Canyon. 392pp w/maps, photos, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, nice copy…..85.00 SOLD

104) Rodengen, Jeffrey L. NRA: An American Legend  2002, 1st edition, Fort Lauderdale. Foreword by Tom Clancy. Chronicles the fascinating history of the National Rifle Association of America. 304pp w/photos, appendix, index. Folio HB/DJ…35.00 SOLD

105) [RUNNELS COUNTY]  ) RUNNELS IS MY COUNTY by Charlsie Poe. 1970, 1st edition, San Antonio. Chronicles the early history and development of the West Texas county. 266pp w/photos, bibliography. HB/DJ [dust jacket has ½ inch chip at bottom of spine, now in protective cover…….45.00

106) Scifres, Charles J. BRUSH MANAGEMENT: Principles and Practices for Texas and the Southwest 1980, 1st edition, College Station. An identification guide to 523 species of Texas grasses. 360pp w/photos, tables, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good copy…..45.00 SOLD

107) Selden, Jack K. RETURN: The Parker Story  2006, 2nd printing, Palestine. “The true story that inspired the classic John Wayne film, The Searchers.” In addition to retelling the story of Cynthia Ann Parker’s captivity, this book traces the lives of many members of the extended Parker family. 311pp w/photos, maps, notes, index.  HB/DJ, SIGNED….39.95

108) Sheffy, Lester Fields THE FRANCKLYN LAND & CATTLE COMPANY: A Panhandle Enterprise, 1882-1957  1963,
1st edition, Austin.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “…one of the best accounts of international corporate development of Texas lands.  [The Francklyn Company] was organized in 1882 and began operations with the purchase of a little over a half million acres of Texas land.” 402pp w/photos, maps, appendix, index. HB/DJ very good...………………………………………………75.00
                108b) Another copy – Francklyn Land & Cattle Company – 1963, 1st edition. HB very good, lacking dust jacket….60.00

109) Smokov, Mark T. HE RODE WITH BUTCH AND SUNDANCE: The Story of Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan 2012, 1st edition, Denton. A new, and meticulously researched biography of Harvey Logan, better know by his alias Kid Curry.  The author attempts to separate fact from fiction in this account of the member of the Hole-in-the Wall Gang. 440pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new….29.95

110) Sorenson, Al HANDS UP! The History of a Crime 1982, limited edition reprint of the 1877 original, College Station. A new introduction by Wayne Gard. This was the first book written about Sam Bass and his gang. 139pp w/ill, index. HB/DJ, fine…35.00

111) Spence, Vernon Gladden COLONEL MORGAN JONES: Grand Old Man of Texas Railroading   1971, 1st edition, Norman.  The story of Jones who learned railroad-building in his native Wales, then came to Texas and laid rails for the Southern Pacific, and the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe. He later helped build and served as president of the Fort Worth and Denver City line. 240pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ……30.00

112) Stanley, F.  SATANTA AND THE KIOWAS  1968, 1st edition, np. An extensive biography of Satanta and his Kiowa tribe, with chapters on both battles of Adobe Walls, General Hancock’s campaign, Mackenzie, Satanta’s life in prison, and much more.  391pp w/index. HB/DJ, near fine copy, SIGNED scarce….175.00 SOLD

113) Sweeney, Edwin R. MANGAS COLORADAS: Chief of the Chiracahua Apaches 1998, 1st edition, Norman. (Volume 231, The Civilization of the American Indian Series) “In this first full-length biography of the legendary chief, Ed Sweeney vividly portrays the Apache culture in which Mangas rose to power and the conflict with Americans that led to his brutal death.” 578pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, fine copy……45.00 SOLD

114) Taylor, Rosemary BAR NOTHING RANCH  1947, 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Bernard Thompson. A fictional look at life on a ranch on the “76 Cattle and Dude Ranch.” Humor. 239pp. HB/DJ…….25.00 SOLD

115) [TEXAS RANGERS] TEXAS RANGERS SESQUICENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY, 1823-1973 1973, 1st edition, Fort Worth. Introduction by Governor Dolph Briscoe.  This scarce volume, published the year the Ranger’s Museum opened in Waco, includes a chronological record of Texas Ranger milestones, plus a narrative history by Richard N. Conger.  The endpapers have printed signatures of dozens of Texas Rangers and others who attended the anniversary celebration.  176pp w/many photos. 
Folio HB, leather-bound with decorated cover, fine copy…..165.00
                115b) Another copy – Texas Rangers Sesquicentennial Anniversary, 1823-1973 – 1st edition, this copy has a ½ inch chip
                     at top of spine, otherwise a very good copy…125.00

116) Thompson, Mrs. Harry, et al HISTORY OF CLAYTON AND UNION COUNTY, NEW MEXICO 1962, 1st edition, Denver.  History of the area that includes biographical sketches of many early pioneers. There’s a lengthy account of Black Jack Ketchum and his gang, execution, burial, and disinterment. 169pp w/photos.  Softcover, very good copy, SIGNED……..90.00 SOLD

117) Tilghman, Zoe A.  QUANAH: The Eagle of the Comanches 1938, 1st edition, Oklahoma City.  An early biography of the last war chief of the Comanches. 196pp w/illustrations; a chronology; genealogy of the Parker family, bibliography.  HB cloth with eagle and arrow illustrations on front cover, very good copy, scarce……..175.00

118) Tilghman, Zoe A. SPOTLIGHT: Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp as U.S. Deputy Marshals 1960, 1st edition, (Naylor Co.) San Antonio. According to Adams, in SIX-GUNS, the author did a great deal of research to determine if Masterson and Earp actually did serve as U.S. Marshalls: It seems Masterson received an appointment from T. Roosevelt after he left the West and went to New York, and Earp was appointed to the office just before he left Tombstone. 21pp, softcover, illustrated cover, fine copy..35.00

119) Todd, David & David Weisman [editors] THE TEXAS LEGACY PROJECT: Stories of Courage and Conservation 2010, 1st edition, College Station. In Texas, people of all stripes and backgrounds have fought hard to safeguard the places they hold dear.  This book holds stories from more than sixty people who represent a variety of causes, communities, and walks of life—from a West Texas grocer fighting nuclear waste to an Austin lobbyist pressing for green energy. Each speaks from the heart in personal reminiscences and first-hand accounts of battles fought for land and wildlife, for public health, and for a voice in media and politics.  278pp w/map, photos, appendix, index. Folio flexbound, new [multiple copies] CLEARANCE: 50% off = 15.00  (was $30.00)

120) Todd, David & Jonathan Ogren THE TEXAS LANDSCAPE PROJECT: Nature and People 2016, 1st edition, College Station. An atlas of Texas that explores conservation and ecology. It covers Neches Valley forests, Panhandle Playas, Hill Country springs, Big Bend Canyons, and many other interesting parts of the state.  More than 300 color maps   100 photographs, and much more.  One critic described it as “a compelling visual history of the Texas environment.” 495pp w/maps, photos, index. Folio flexbound, new [multiple copies] CLEARANCE: 50% off = $22.50 (was $45.00)

121) Toulouse, Joseph H. & James R.  PIONEER POSTS OF TEXAS  1936, 1st edition, The Naylor Co., San Antonio. After a brief history of the Alamo, the authors give details of the following frontier forts: Sill, Stockton, Bliss, Concho, Griffin, the Alamo, Ringgold Barracks, Quitman, McIntosh, and others.  166pp w/illustrations, maps, plats. HB, green cloth……135.00

122) Turner, Martha Anne CLARA DRISCOLL: An American Tradition  1979, 1st  “Alamo Edition,” limited to 125 copies, Austin.  [This special edition includes essay, The Red Rose of San Jose by Clara Driscoll that is not included in the trade edition.] Life story of the remarkable woman who, among many other lifetime accomplishments, initiated the campaign in behalf of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to save the Alamo from ruin. 185pp plus Addendum w/photos, notes, index.  HB marbled cloth w/leather spine in slipcase, fine beautiful copy, SIGNED.........75.00

123) Utley, Robert M. FOUR FIGHTERS OF LINCOLN COUNTY  1986, 1st edition, Albuquerque. Examines four principal characters involved in the notorious feud: Alexander McSween, Billy the Kid, Colonel Nathan A.M. Dudley, and Lew Wallace. 116pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, inscribed/SIGNED…..40.00 SOLD

124) Utley, Robert M. HIGH NOON IN LINCOLN: Violence on the Western Frontier 1987, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  A detailed and interestingly written account of the two-year deadly fracas in Lincoln County. 265pp w/maps, photos, notes, sources, index. HB, lacking dust jacket (laid in is a note from the author explaining whey there is no dust jacket), HB, inscribed/SIGNED….25.00

125) Wharton, Clarence  SATANTA: The Great Chief of the Kiowas and His People  1935, 1st edition, Dallas. Deals mostly with the Kiowa tribe under Satanta’s leadership in the 1860s and ‘70s.  Covers Custer's winter campaign on the Washita. Satanta was one of the chiefs taken prisoner by Custer and Sheridan and held hostage in an attempt to force the tribe to return to the reservation. Includes legends of the Kiowas, their raids into Texas and Mexico, General Leavenworth's Expedition, more. 246pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ [dust jacket lightly soiled o back, minor scuffing at spine, now in protective cover] overall very cood…..125.00 SOLD

126) Williams, J. W. THE BIG RANCH COUNTRY 1954, 1st edition, Wichita Falls. The author traveled to and collected colorful stories about many of the big ranches in the Southwest, primarily in West Texas and the Panhandle, including the Four Sixes, Pitchfork, Waggoner, XIT, LX, McElroy, Kokernot, Matador, and others. 307pp w/photos, index. HB lacking dust jacket……40.00 SOLD

127) Zesch, Scott  THE CAPTURED: A True Story of Indian Abduction on the Texas Frontier 2004, 1st edition, NY.  A riveting, untold history of eight Hill Country children who were captured by Indians and suffered a ‘fate worse than death’ including the author’s own ‘white Indian’ ancestor. 320pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…..30.00

A DELIGHTFUL CHRISTMAS ITEM, JUST IN!
128) Baum, L. Frank THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS 1902, 1st edition, The Brown-Merrill Company Publishers, Indianapolis. Full-page duo-tone illustrations by Mary Cowles Clark.  A heart-warming Christmas story by the creator of The Wizard of Oz series. 206pp w/illus. HB red cloth w/colorful Christmas decoration on front cover, the front and rear hinges have been tastefully repaired, scarce……150.00

Reminder: New release from the estate of ELMER KELTON
129) Kelton, Elmer WILD WEST 2017, 1st edition, Forge Press, NY. Eleven of Kelton’s early short stories, now published together for the first time. Hardback = $27.99