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      CATALOG #268: June, 2017
 TEXANA/WESTERN AMERICANA:
  New, used and rare

1) Adams, Ansel PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SOUTHWEST 1976, 1st edition, Boston.  Selected photographs made from 1928 to 1968 in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Utah, each  with a statement by the photographer, and “An Essay on the Land”  by Lawrence Clark Powell.  109 black and white plates.  Oblong folio HB/DJ, fine copy…..35.00 SOLD

2) Adams, Clarence S. & Tom E. Brown, Sr. THREE RANCHES WEST: A True Story of John S. Chisum, the Cowman Who Opened the West for the Cattle Trade 1972, 1st edition, NY. A well-researched historical novel based on the legendary career of cattleman John Chisum, with much on Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War. 589pp w/photo section, bibliography. HB/DJ nice copy, very scarce, SIGNED ……185.00  SOLD

3) Ambrose, Stephen E. CRAZY HORES and CUSTER: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors 1975, 1st edition, NY. This dual biography tells the epic story of the lives of two men whose names would forever be linked throughout history. 486pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine copy…..75.00 SOLD

4) Andersch Bros.  ANDERSCH BROS. HUNTERS AND TRAPPERS GUIDE: Illustrating the Fur Bearing Animals, The Skins of Which Have a Market Value….. 1906, 2nd revised and enlarged edition, Minneapolis.  A guide to the art of trapping furbearing animals, how to market the product, domesticating and farming, and more. 431pp w/ illus, index. HB maroon cloth w/gilt lettering that has slightly faded, overall a very good, sound copy…..40.00 SOLD

5) [ARCHEOLOGY] THE FINEST ARTIFACTS OF PREHISTORIC TEXAS: Projectiles Points, Knives and Drills by Winston H. Ellison & N. Dwain Rogers. 2013, 1st limited edition of 1000 copies, Richland Center. Photography by John T. Pafford, and others. A series of full-color photographs presenting the finest prehistoric artifacts found in Texas that are in the hands of private collectors. Includes typology and dating of the examples shown. All artifact images featured are actual size. 206pp w/bib. Folio black cloth with gold lettering and decorations, as new, numbered and SIGNED by both authors…..150.00 SOLD

6) [ARCHEOLOGY]  THE PREHISTORY OF TEXAS edited by Timothy K. Perttula. 2004, 1st edition, College Station. A comprehensive volume which explores in detail the varied experience of native peoples who resided in this region in prehistoric times.  Extensively illustrated chapters on the various regions. The archeological data from across the state traces technological changes, the development of fishing and shellfish collecting, funerary customs, long-term changes in mobility, and the development of agricultural societies, and more. 512pp with 220 line drawings, 66 black-and-white images, 38 tables, references.  Folio HB/no dust jacket as issued….125.00 (out-of-print in cloth) SOLD
               
7) [ARCHEOLOGY] ARROWHEADS and PROJECTILE POINTS With a Classification Guide for Lithic Artifacts by G.E. Van Buren. 1975, 2nd printing, Garden Grove. Fully illustrated with actual photos in four sections: I) Projectile Point Usage, Nomenclature, and Taxonomy; II) Projectile Point Classification and Coding; III) Illustrated Types of Projectile Points; and IV) Characteristics Matrix and Analyses. 241pp w/bibliography, index. Folio softcover………55.00 SOLD

8) [ARCHEOLOGY] A FIELD GUIDE TO ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES OF TEXAS by Parker Nunley. 1989, 1st edition, Texas Monthly Press, Austin. Contains information, maps, drawings, and photographs of archeological sites in every region of Texas, an overview of the general concepts of anthropology and archeology, a primer on methods of identifying and recording artifacts, and much more. 256pp w/maps, appendices, index. Trade paperback……25.00 SOLD

9) 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

10) Ball, Eve MA’AM JONES OF THE PECOS 1969, 1st edition, Tucson. Mother of ten, this frontier woman persevered during extreme hardships and saw members of her family caught up in the violence of New Mexico’s Lincoln County War.  328pp w/photos, index.  HB, lacking dust jacket………50.00 SOLD

11) Barker, S. Omar  BORN TO BATTLE: Collection of Animal Stories 1951, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  Entertaining stories of game animals, from the animals’ perspective. 186pp, H.D. Bugbee frontispiece. HB maroon cloth. Small spot on front cover, but a good, sound copy, SIGNED…….30.00 SOLD

12) Barrett, Thomas THE GREAT HANGING AT GAINESVILLE  1961, a Texas State Historical Association reprint of a rare publication, Austin.  Preface to this edition by H. Bailey Carroll. Barrett was “one of the jurors empanelled to investigate and decide on what was to be done with those men” who hung Union sympathizers during the Civil War.  HB, tan cloth……40.00 SOLD

13) 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 SOLD

14) Bernstein, Patricia TEN DOLLARS TO HATE: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan  2017, 1st edition, College Station. Tells the story of the massive Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, and of Dan Moody, the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully convict and jail Klan members. 368pp w/map, illus, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]…..34.95

15) [BIG BEND]  TAMING THE BIG BEND:A History of the Extreme Western Portion of Texas From Fort Clark to El Paso by Mrs. O. L. Shipman. 1926, 1st edition, np. A fine account of the early Anglo settlement of the Big Bend region. In her preface, the author says, “This book contains sketches of some of the most vivid and dashing characters who had much to do with taming the Big Bend.” Her father was Texas Ranger Captain Pat Dolan “who lived on the frontier for seventy-five years and with remarkable clearness of mind recalls the stirring events of days gone by.” Jenkins, BTB: “She also quotes extensively from other pioneers and transients in the region, such as John L. Bullis, commander of Indian Scouts under Mackenzie; A. J. Fairmore and P. Bougad on the El Paso Salt War; Mexican outlaw Victor Ochoa; and Texas Ranger T. T. Cook. The work contains chapters on the early mail routes, the boundary commission, the camel experiment and transportation, the military posts, freighting, civil affairs, Indian Campaigns, the El Paso Salt War, Texas Ranger campaigns, ranching, outlaws, mining, and Mexican revolutionary activities after the turn of the century. This is followed by a section of sketches of early pioneer and ranching families." 215pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ- bound in original gilt-lettered purple cloth with two small scuffmarks, overall a very good copy of this extremely rare Big Bend history (foldout map has been removed) rare……895.00 SOLD

16) [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

17) [BIG BEND] THE YEARS BETWEEN, 1899-1949: Marfa History Club. Marfa, Texas  1949, 1st edition, Marfa. A year-by-year history of the club.  One section is entitled “Events That Made History” with essays detailing some experiences of members, including and Indian massacre in the Esteban Valley, capture of Mrs. Lou Martin by Mexican bandits while living in Brownsville, “A Texas Hero” abut John L. Linn; “Early Texas Day Entertainment”; and more. Also biographical sketches of prominent members, including Mrs. L.C. Brite, and Mrs. Oscar Lee Shipman (nee Alice Jack Dolan). Includes contemporary list of members and constitution and bylaws. 157pp w/photos.  Softcover, near fine condition, SIGNED by Mrs. L.C. Brite, rare…..185.00 SOLD

18) [BIG BEND]  LETTERS: Past and Present by Mrs. O. L. Shipman. nd [circa 1940s], 1st edition, np.  Through letters to her nieces and nephews, the author relates her life in the Big Bend area, telling of Indian fights, some famous outlaws and lawmen, Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, Tom O’Folliard, and others; plus there’s material on Pancho Villa and bandit raids along the border during the days of the Mexican Revolution. [Mrs. Shipman wrote and published the elusive “Taming the Big Bend” in 1929.] Softcover..95.00 SOLD

19) Brewer, J. Mason THE WORD ON THE BRAZOS  1953, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by J. Frank Dobie; illustrations by Ralph White, Jr. A delightful collection of Negro “preacher tales” from the Brazos River bottoms of Texas, collected and related by a top Negro folklorist.  109pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ, SIGNED………85.00 SOLD
 
20) Brisbin, General James S. FROM THE TOW-PATH TO THE WHITE HOUSE: The Early Life and Public Career of James A. Garfield  1880, 1st edition, Hubbard Brothers Publishers, Philadelphia.  Biography of the 20th president’s early years as a soldier serving in the Civil War, and later as a statesman. 585pp w/illus, appendices. HB brown cloth, repaired front hinge, a sound copy…..40.00 SOLD

21) Brown, Norman D. [editor] JOURNEY TO PLEASANT HILL: The Civil War Letters of Captain Elijah P. Petty, Walker’s Texas Division  1982, 1st edition, Austin. Introduction by O. Scott Petty; illustrations by John Groth. Petty was an officer with Walker’s Texas Division, and his letters to home give an eyewitness account of the defense of Galveston; fighting in Arkansas; the Red River Campaign; the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill; and much more. 471pp w/maps, notes, appendices, index. Folio HB/DJ......75.00 SOLD

22) [BURNETT/WILLIAMSON COUNTIES]  SHIN OAK RIDGE by J. Gordon Bryson. 1964, 1st edition, Bastrop. A history of the area that straddles the border between Burnett and Williamson counties, and includes the communities of Bertram, Briggs, Florence, Liberty Hill and Leander. 313pp w/photos, index. HB blue cloth, very good., SIGNED……40.00 SOLD

23) Caldwell, Clifton & Mary Crawford [editors] This is What I remember…” A Boy’s Life in Louisiana and Texas 1862-1869, the Reminiscences of John Allen Tippit  1989, 1st limited edition of 700 copies, Albany. Author recalls his youth on the Texas/Louisiana border in the days during and just after the Civil War. HB w/pictorial cover, SIGNED………………35.00 SOLD

24) Charney, Jean Ormsbee A GRAMMAR OF COMANCHE 1993, reprint edition, Lincoln. A study of the Comanche language. 271pp w/appendix, index. HB gray cloth, new……60.00 SOLD

25) Coffey, James L., et al GRAHAM BARNETT: A Dangerous Man  2017, 1st edition, Denton. The legends about Barnett have his as a gunman, a hired pistolero on both sides of the border, a Texas Ranger known for questionable shootings as a member of Co. B under Captain Fox, a deputy sheriff, a bootlegger, and a possible ‘fixer’ for both law enforcement and outlaws.  The authors here set out to tell the real story of the West Texas character, who was killed by a sheriff – a former friend--in Rankin, Texas, in 1931. 373pp w/map, photos, notes, index.  HB/DJ, new, SIGNED by Coffey[multi-copies available]…………29.95

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

27) Cousins, Margaret  THE BOY IN THE ALAMO 1983, 2nd edition, San Antonio. Historical consultant Walter Prescott Webb; illustrations by Nicholas Eggenhofer. Historical fiction for young readers set during the Texas Revolution.180pp. Softcover…17.50

28) Daggett, Carleen M.  NOAH McCUISTION: Pioneer Texas Cattleman 1975, 1st edition, Waco. The story of McCuistion who founded the H Cross Ranch in the Texas Panhandle. 308pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ…..65.00

29) Darnell, Rezneat Milton THE AMERICAN SEA: A Natural History of the Gulf of Mexico 2015, 1st edition, College Station.  “A book that embraces history, geology, geography, meteorology, chemistry, biology, ecology, and human relations in one compre-hensive reference. Although it is thorough and meticulous in coverage, what comes through in these pages is the enormity, complexity, and mystery of the world that lies just beyond the Texas vacation beach, the Louisiana wetland, or the Mexico fishing village.”  Includes many photographs of deep water and other organisms, plus historical and ocean floor maps and many works of original art depicting marine species, sea turtles, fish, and crustaceans. 584pp w/illus, bib, index. HB/DJ new…....75.00

30) Day, H. Alan [with Lynn Wiese Sneyd] THE HORSE LOVER: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs  2014, 1st edition, Lincoln. The author tells of his experiences managing a government sponsored wild horse sanctuary in South Dakota. 243pp w/photos. HB/DJ, new……..24.95

31) Dearen, Patrick WHEN COWBOYS DIE  1994, 1st edition, NY. An engaging novel about the modern world against the last cowboy. Inspired by actual events. 183pp. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED…..35.00 SOLD

32) Dobie, J. Frank  THE BEN LILLY LEGEND  1950, 1st edition, Boston. Frontispiece illustrations by Tom Lea.  The story of Ben Lilly who was once “chief huntsman” for Teddy Roosevelt, and was widely known for his skill at hunting bear and mountain lions in Texas and New Mexico.  HB/DJ, near fine copy, SIGNED………400.00

33) Dobie, J. Frank  THE VOICE OF THE COYOTE  1949, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrated by Olaus J. Murie. Dobie spent thirty years gathering material for this entertaining and enlightening book. He wrote of the coyote “both as he is biologically and as he exists in human imagination.” 386pp w/illustrations, notes, index.  HB/DJ SIGNED……….300.00

34) Dobie, J. Frank WEATHER WISDOM OF THE TEXAS-MEXICAN ORDER 1923, reprinted from Publications of the Texas Folk-lore Society, No. II, np. Interesting border folk-lore about weather. 13pp. Softcover….60.00 SOLD

35) Dobie, J. Frank PITCHING HORSES AND PANTHERS 1940, reprinted from Mustangs and Cow Horses, Austin. 15pp, w/illustration by Will James. Softcover….37.50 SOLD

36) Dobie, James Frank  JAMES BOWIE, BIG DEALER 1957, 1st printing in pamphlet form, Austin. Sent as a Christmas greeting by Frank and Bertha Dobie. 23pp w/footnotes. Softcover……40.00 SOLD

37) Dunlop, Richard  WHEELS WEST: 1590-1900 1977, 1st edition, Chicago.  A history of transportation and its part in settling the west. 208pp w/photos, index. Folio HB/DJ, very good……25.00

38) [EDWARDS & REAL COUNTIES]  NUECES HEADWATER COUNTRY: A Regional History by Alan A. Stovall. 1959, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. An extensive regional history that deals primarily with Edwards and Real Counties in the heart of Texas’ Hill Country. Old Spanish missions; early settlers, Indian raids and massacres, lawmen and outlaws, much more. 468pp w/many photos, maps, appendices, detailed index.  HB/DJ an exceptionally nice copy of a very scarce title, SIGNED……….375.00

39) [EDWARDS COUNTY]  PIONEERING IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS: True Stories of Early Day Experiences in Edwards and Adjoining Counties by Frank s. Gray. 1949, 1st edition, Austin. Edited and with a foreword by J. Marvin Hunter. Pioneer history that centers around Edwards County, but includes information on Real and Kinney counties. Chapters on Devils Sink Hole; trail-driving; hunting rattlesnakes, coyotes, lions and bears; wild horses; the attempted train robbery in Coleman County; the last Indian raid in Frio Canyon; and much more. 247pp with photos, endpaper map. HB/DJ (dust jacket has two tiny chips, otherwise a very good copy, very scarce, SIGNED….150.00 SOLD

40) Emmons, Martha DEEP LIKE THE RIVERS: Stories of My Negro Friends 1969, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin. A collection of black folklore by a frequent contributor to Texas Folklore publications. 109pp. HB/DJ, fine copy……35.00 SOLD

41) Favor, Bob MY RANGERING DAYS 2006, 1st printing, np.  Favor tells of many interesting experiences while serving as a Texas Ranger, mostly in South Texas, during the 1960s and 70s.  165pp w/photos. Folio softcover w/stiff clear plastic protection, INSCRIBED/SIGNED…….34.95 SOLD

42) Foote, Shelby  THE CIVIL WAR: A Narrative 1958, reprints, NY.  Three Volumes. Foote presents a vivid narrative of the war as seen from both sides. A total of 2,927 pages with photos, 44 maps, bibliographical notes, indexes.  All three volumes are hardbacks with dust jackets, very good condition.  The set of 3 volumes = 60.00 SOLD

43) Ford, Davis L.  THE LAST COWBOY: The Personal Story of a Vanishing Cowboy  2002, 2nd printing, Austin.  The story of Leroy Webb, who spent his life on ranches in West Texas and New Mexico. 255pp w/photos, maps, endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/lacks dust jacket……25.00

44) [FORT BEND COUNTY] WHARTON’S HISTORY OF FORT BEND COUNTY by Clarence R. Wharton. 1973, facsimile reprint of the 1939 original, Richmond.  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 red cloth, very good….60.00

45) Freeman, Douglas Southall R. E. LEE: A Biography 1936,  “Pulitzer Prize 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 blue cloth w/embossed spine and covers. the set  = 135.00 SOLD

46) Garcia, Clotilde P.  CAPTAIN ALONSO ALVAREZ DE PINEDA and the Exploration of the Texas Coast and the Gulf of Mexico 1982, 1st ed, The San Felipe Press, Austin. Title page drawing by Jose Cisneros.  De Pineda explored and charted the Texas coast in 1519. 64pp w/photos, maps, illustrations. Folio HB/DJ…..35.00 SOLD

47) Gatewood, Jim  DECKER: A Biography of Sheriff Bill Decker of Dallas County, 1898-1970 2002, 3rd printing, Garland. Decker’s story involves many encounters with history – Bonnie and Clyde and other killers; Binion’s gambling empire; Ku Klux Klan activities; the “Dixie Mafia;” the JFK assassination; and so much more.  An interesting read! 407pp w/maps. Photos, index. HB/DJ, very good…….60.00

48) [GEOLOGY] CONTRIBUTIIONS TO THE GEOLOGY OF SOUTH TEXAS edited by William G. Ellis. 1967, 1st edition, San Antonio. Papers by 35 authors. 254pp w/maps and charts. Folio HB lettering on cover has faded, front hinge has been tape repaired….40.00 SOLD

49) Gibson, Barbara Belding  PAINTED POLE: The Beldings and Their Ranches in Palo Pinto County—Pioneer Days to Computer Age  2001, 1st edition, Austin. A history of the ranching family who, in 1859, went beyond the frontier into the uncivilized country of  what is now Palo Pinto County and settled on the Brazos River. Their ranch still exists today.  407pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED…..75.00 SOLD

50) Gillett, James B. (in collaboration with Howard R. Driggs) THE TEXAS RANGER: A Story of the Southwestern Frontier  1927, reprint, NY. This revised edition of Gillett’s Six Years With The Texas Rangers was published for schools, has a new intro-duction by Driggs; illustrations by Herbert M. Stoops. Gillett served with the Rangers from 1875 to 1881. Includes his involvement in the Mason County War, the Horrell-Higgins Feud, rounding up of Sam Bass and his bunch, and more. 323pp w/illus. HB..35.00

51) Gipson, Fred “Thet Sloe-Eyed Gal of the Blackjacks” March,  1936, Texas Ranger: 7th Annual Roundup, University of Texas Publication.  Early short story by Gipson while he was a UT student. Softcover, magazine format…………35.00 SOLD

52) Goetzmann, William H. SAM CHAMBERLAIN’S MEXICAN WAR: The San Jacinto Museum of History Paintings 1993, limited edition of 100 copies, Texas Historical Society, Austin.  An interesting study of Chamberlain’s Mexican War paintings.  Chamberlain was a private, and his paintings provided up-close views of the Mexican War. This book reproduces 150 of these treasures for the first time in color. Includes an extensive biographical sketch by Goetzmann. 207pp w/maps, illustrations, index.  Large folio HB blue cloth w/leather spine in blue cloth covered slipcase, fine condition, this is #87 of 100 copies…….250.00 SOLD

53) Good, Milt [as told to W. E. Lockhart] TWELVE YEARS IN A TEXAS PRISON  1935, 1st edition, Amarillo.  Memoir of an early 20th-century cattle rustler.  He also tells of his life in prison – and voices a few gripes about conditions-- and relates his experiences as a performer in the rodeo at Huntsville. Adams, HERD: “The Story of a Cowboy gone wrong.” 88pp w/illustrations. Softcover has some faint stains on the cover, otherwise a very good copy, very scarce……..150.00  [Note: On pages 18 and 19, there are two inscriptions to the previous owner (Dudley Dobie) by the son of Lockhart explaining “Dad had an agreement that Milt would sell these books, but Milt reneged and Dad lost $400 publishing this*. Mama had this copy out in the cow barn.” Bill, 14 Dec., ’59. *”Dad said later that Milt got out too soon. A judge later decided the same.” Bill. SOLD

54) [Goodnight, Charles]  CASTLE ON THE PRAIRIE: The Charles Goodnight House  2008, 1st printing, Hardin-Simmons University. A pictorial brochure that outlines Goodnight’s life and the building of his home. 31pp w/photos.  Softcover….22.50  SOLD

55) Grann, David KILLERS of the FLOWER MOON: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI 2017, 2nd printing of the 1st edition, NY. In the 1920s members of an Osage Indian nation I Oklahoma began to be killed off after oil was discovered beneath their land.  As the death toll rose to twenty-four, the relatively new FBI took over the investigation. The badly bungled investigation led the director, J. Edgar Hoover, to turn to Texas Ranger Tom White to unravel the mystery. White’s undercover investigation exposed one of the most chilling conspiracies in American History.  338pp w/photos, endpaper map, bibliography. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……28.95

56) Graves, John GOODBYE TO A RIVER1960, 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Russell Waterhouse. A narrative in which the author describes “a three-week trip down the Brazos River, into which is woven a history of the people who have lived along its banks – Indians, settlers, warriors and wanderers.”  306pp w/map, bib. HB/DJ (dj edgewear at top, now in protective cover..150.00 SOLD

57) Green, Ben K. BEN GREEN TALES  1974, 1st limited edition of 1250 copies, Flagstaff.  Four volumes in slipcase. Each volume contains a tale by Green: I) “When I Was Just A Colt,” illustrated by William Moyers; II) “Up Fool’s Hill Ahorseback” illustrated by John Hampton; “Beauty,” illustrated by Joe Beeler; IV) “How Come I Wrote A Book,” illustrated by James Boren. [The latter includes Green’s hilarious account of his spat with Barbara Walters over a statement he made during a nationally televised interview that wasn’t considered politically correct.]  4 volumes in slipcase –volume one SIGNED, very scarce….275.00

58) 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, fine copy…….200.00 SOLD

59) Greene, A.C. THE LAST CAPTIVE 1972, 1st edition, 2nd state, Encino Press, Austin. Greene’s study is a third version of the story that was originally published as INDIANOLOGY in 1899, and again in 1927 by J. Marvin Hunter as NINE YEARS AMONG THE INDIANS. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “One of the most remarkable accounts of life among hostile Texas Indians, this is also one of the few surviving accounts of life in 19th century Texas from the Indian point of view….Greene issued a version combining the two earlier versions as well as other accounts of Lehmann into a single narrative...a triumph of editing and scholarship...At the end of each chapter, Greene analyzes the previous text, compares the previous two versions, introduces supporting material from other sources, and offers cogent commentary.” 161pp w/photos, bibliography.  HB/DJ, near fine, this copy INSCRIBED/SIGNED……..125.00 SOLD

60) 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 some edgewear and light scuffing, otherwise a very good copy…….125.00

61) Hall, Martin Hardwick SIBLEY’S NEW MEXICO CAMPAIGN  1960 1st edition, Austin. The story of Sibley and his foot-sore men’s long and difficult march to New Mexico. He describes the suffering of men subsisting on inadequate food, enduring bitter snowstorms without tents an in ragged clothing, tramping across burning sands in hopes of reaching a water hole, and to fall out of line on a mountain trail to die of hunger,  cold, wounds, and to be eaten by wolves. 366pp w/photos, complete muster rolls of the Army of New Mexico, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine condition, scarce………..125.00 SOLD

62) 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), front and rear hinges cracked, otherwise a very good copy, and very scarce…..875.00 SOLD

63) Hallenbeck, Cleve THE JOURNEY OF FRAY MARCOS DE NIZA 1949, 1st limited edition of 1065 copies, Dallas. Illustrations by Jose Cisneros; designed by Carl Hertzog. This book was awarded “One of fifty best books of the year (1949)” by American Institute of Graphic Arts.  It was Fray Marcos’s expedition and report that sent Coronado in search of the fabled Seven Cities of Gold. 117pp with illustrations, bibliography, index, author’s biographical note.  HB/DJ (dj has small chip at top of spine and showing light edgewear, now in protective cover) SIGNED by Cisneros and Hertzog, very scarce………………...85.00 SOLD
         SOLD 63b) Another copy–The Journey of Fray Marcus de Niza –1949, 1st lmtd edition of 1065 copies –HB/DJ (not signed)..65.00

64) Haven, Charles T. & Frank A. Belden A HISTORY OF THE COLT REVOLVER and Other Arms Made by Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company from 1836 to 1940  1940, 1st edition NY. A history of the invention and development of the Colt Revolver, plus a complete record of the types and models of Colt firearms produced from 1836 to 1940.  711pp w/100s of photos and illustrations, glossary, index. Folio HB grenn cloth w/gold lettering, near fine copy……85.00 SOLD

65) Havins, T. R. CAMP COLORADO: A Decade of Frontier Defense 1964, 1st limited edition of 500 copies*,  edition, Brownwood.  A history of the remote military outpost that was located in what is now Coleman County, Texas, from 1856 until the end of the Civil War.  Chronicles the campaigns and Indian encounters of the units stationed there. Robert E. Lee, Twiggs, Van Dorn and Smith; McCulloch and Barry all spent time at this outpost. 199pp w/map endpapers, bib, app, index. HB, ex-library copy with the usual markings, lacks dust jacket…………50.00 [condition noted] SOLD

66) Hume, Gladys Gooch BRANDS OF THE SOUTHWEST 1988, 1st edition, np. Deals mostly with brands in West Texas that make up the mural at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center in Abilene. Includes brief histories of several West Texas ranches. 120 pages with many brand illustrations.  Folio HB/DJ, SIGNED by Rex Allen who helped with the “Cattlemen’s Roundup for Crippled children” fund raiser……..55.00 SOLD

67) Huser, Verne RIVERS OF TEXAS  2000, 1st edition, College Station. Presents historical background, geologic facts, landscape, and economic and recreational opportunities along Texas many rivers. Four sections: 1) Border Rivers; 2) Heart-of-Texas Rivers; 3) Regional Rivers; 4) Gulf Coast Rivers. 233pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ….35.00

68) Hutchinson, W. H. & R. N. Mullin  WHISKEY JIM and a KID NAMED BILLIE  1967, 1st limited edition of 600 copies, Clarenden.  Illustrations by H. D. Bugbee. Adams, SIX-GUNS: “The story of Jim Greathouse and some of his cattle-rustling experiences, his association with Billy the Kid, and his murder by Joel Fowler.” 41pp w/biblio. HB—no dj as issued…40.00 SOLD

69) James, Bill C.  BUCK CHADBORN: Border Lawman  1995, 1st limited edition of 400 copies, Wolfe City.  Chadborn was a Big Bend rancher who got caught up in the Jim Miller/Bud Frazer feud, and is probably best known for killing Barney Riggs. He was acquitted of that charge, and later served with the Customs Service in New Mexico and he relates his version of the Columbus Raid by Villistas. 67pp w/photos.  HB w/decorated cover…….55.00 SOLD

70) Jordan, Terry G. TEXAS GRAVEYARDS: A Cultural Legacy  1982, 1st edition, Austin. A unique look at Texas history and folk culture with many interesting photos of Texas cemeteries.  147pp w/map, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…..30.00 SOLD

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

72) Kelton, Elmer  MY KIND OF HEROES 1995, 1st limited edition of 100 copies, Austin. Introduction by F. Lee Lawrence; sketches by the author. A collection of four speeches by Kelton. 93pp w/illus.  HB bound in marbled cloth and ¼ leather in slipcase, SIGNED by Kelton………165.00 SOLD

73) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy]  LONG WAY TO TEXAS  1976, 1st edition, NY.184pp.  HB/DJ, fine copy…100.00

74) [KERR COUNTY] KERR COUNTY, TEXAS 1856-1956 by Bob Bennett. 1956, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A well-rounded county history: early communities; pioneer biographies; Civil War days; freighting; Admiral Nimitz; Indian depredations; Battle at Bandera Pass; camels at Camp Verde; Charles Schreiner; railroads; much more. 332pp w/photos, index. HB brown cloth, fine copy lacking dust jacket……..95.00

75) Kleberg, Janell  WAITING FOR DAYLIGHT: King Ranch Images From The Past  2003, 1st edition, Ketchum.  Kleberg writes of the ranch work she had documented on film for King Ranch over a period of thirty years.  This book consists of photo-graphs taken from horseback while working cattle in South Texas, South America, and Australia. 176pp. Folio HB/DJ INSCRIBED/SIGNED……..75.00 SOLD

76) [KNOX COUNTY-and surrounding area] BETWEEN THE WICHITAS  by the Truscott Historical Preservation Association, Inc., 1985. The story of the country between and along the forks of the Wichita River, with focus on the Truscott and Gilliland communities, and information about the range country including parts of Baylor, Foard, King and Cottle counties. 756pp w/photos, ranching history, farming, veterans, cemetery inventories, 384 pages of family histories, index. Folio HB, brown cloth..145.00

77) Lanning, Michael Lee [editor] TEXAS AGGIES IN VIETNAM WAR STORIES 2016, 1st edition, College Station. The author, Texas A&M University Class of 1968, and Vietnam veteran, has gathered over three dozen recollections from other Aggies who served. 306pp w/appendices, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copes available]…….29.95

78) Lea, Tom THE HANDS OF CANTU  1964, 1st edition, Boston.  Illustrated by the author. Novel set in the Southwest of 400 years ago with thirty Chinese ink illustrations by the author.  244pp. HB/DJ, SIGNED……75.00 SOLD

79) Lea, Tom  THE WONDERFUL COUNTRY  1952, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by the author. A critically acclaimed novel of the West. 387pp. HB/DJ (dust jacket sunned at spine, otherwise a very good copy) SIGNED……..75.00 SOLD

80) Lea, Tom  THE KING RANCH 1957, 1st edition, 2nd 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, lacking slipcase……75.00

81) Luther, Joseph  THE ODYSSEY OF TEXAS RANGER JAMES CALLAHAN  2017, 1st edition, History Press, Charleston.
Introduction by Mike Cox. Callahan participated in the Battle of Refugio and survived the Goliad Massacre.  After Texas gained its independence, he spent the next twenty-one years as a Ranger, protecting Texas settlers from Indians, mavericks and the Mexican Army, outlaws.  He led an expedition into Mexico to chastise a band of murderous Lipan Apaches. 222pp w/photos, notes, bib., index.  Trade paperback, new [multiple copies available]….21.99

82) Magnuson, Steve THE LAST AMERICAN HIGHWAY: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83 in Texas 2017, 1st printing, Arlington. Highway 83 stretches 895 miles from the top of the Panhandle to the state’s southernmost point at Brownsville, one of the longest federal highways that haven’t been replaced by an Interstate. The author on a historic tour to uncover the stories of the infamous, the famous and the forgotten as he explores a road like no other in America.  295pp w/photos, maps, bibliography. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies available……..19.95

83) Martin, George C. [editor] EXPEDITION INTO TEXAS of FERNANDO DEL BOSQUE, Standard-Bearer of the King Don Carlos II in the Year 1675 1947, 1st edition, San Antonio. Translated by Betty B. Brewster. A journal that describes the expedition of Fernando del Bosque into Texas. Describes many Indian tribes the expedition met. 27pp w/notes. Softcover..30.00 SOLD

84) McLemore, Jeff. INDIANOLA and Other Poems 1904, 1st edition, San Antonio. A collection of poetry, some of it historical in content. 165pp w/footnotes. HB maroon cloth covered boards, very good condition…..30.00 SOLD

85) Mid-Pecos Historical Foundation [New Mexico] LIVING WATER: The Families and Events-From Fort To Future  no date, 1st edition, no place.  History of people and events around Fort Sumner. 304pp w/maps, photos. HB boards w/pictorial cover..40.00

86) Mills, Bill    25 YEARS BEHIND BARS  circa 1937, no place. In this pamphlet the author tells of his life in Texas, Oklahoma and the federal pen in Atlanta, Georgia.  His overall theme is “Crime doesn’t pay.” 58pp. Booklet….25.00

87) [MITCHELL COUNTY] COLORADO CITY, TEXAS 1976, 1st limited edition of 250 copies, El Paso. History of Colorado City, and a collection of photos of people and places in the town. 79pp. Oblong folio HB/DJ, dust jacket showing edgewear….45.00 SOLD

88) Monday, Jane Clements & Frances Brannen Vick  LETTERS TO ALICE: Birth of the Kleberg-King Ranch Dynasty 2012, 1st edition, College Station. Foreword by Thomas H. Kreneck. The personal letters of Robert Kleberg give readers an intimate view of his relationship with Alice King, known as “The Princess of the Wild Horse Desert.”  189pp w/illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ as new…..24.95

89) [NEW MEXICO] EDDY COUNTY NEW MEXICO TO 1981 by Southeastern New Mexico Historical Society. 1982, 1st edition, Carlsbad. 495pp w/photos, endpaper map, many historical articles, 318 pages of family histories. Folio HB maroon leather with gold lettering, fine copy….85.00 SOLD

90) Norris, Lola Orellano [editor/translator] GENERAL Alonso de Leon’s Expedition into Texas, 1686-1690 2017, 1st edition, College Station. General De Leno led five expeditions into Texas in search of French settlers on land claimed by the Spanish. 230pp w/map, notes, index.  HB w/pictorial cover, new [multiple copies available]…..45.00

 
91) O’Shea, Elena Zamora EL MESQUITE: A Story of the Early Spanish Settlements Between the Nueces and the Rio Grande 1935, 1st edition, Dallas.. Introduction by L.B. Russell. This historical novelette tells the folk history of early Spanish settlements between the Nueces and the Rio Grande from the perspective of an ancient mesquite tree, under whose branches much South Texas history has passed.  80pp……100.00

92) Paine, Albert Bigelow CAPTAIN BILL McDONALD: Texas Ranger 1909, 1st edition, NY.  Biography of the rough-and-ready lawman who came to Texas from Mississippi in 1866. He was deputy sheriff of Wood County, and was appointed special ranger and U.S. Marshal in Hardeman County in the 1880s. He served as a Ranger captain from 1891 to 1907. 448pp w/illus. HB, blue cloth, very good copy w/faded spine…....85.00

93) Parisi, Philip THE TEXAS POST OFFICE MURALS: Art For The People  2004, 1st edition, Texas A&M Press, College Station.  In the 1930s, as part of the WPA Program, artists were commissioned to produce murals in 69 post offices and federal buildings around the state.  Included among these artists were Tom Lea, Jerry Bywaters, Peter Hurd, Xavier Gonzales, and others. This volume offers a comprehensive view of 127 of those historic images, with 104 reproduced in full color. 181pp w/illus, notes, bibliography, index, and map showing locations of existing murals. Folio flexbound, as new….29.95

94) [PRESIDIO COUNTY] THE CIBOLO CREEK RANCH by John B. Poindexter. 2000, 2nd edition, Houston.A Brief History of the Big Bend Country of Texas, A Biography of the Founder of the Ranch, Don Meliton Favor, and His Times, and An Account of the Restoration of the Ranch and its Historical Structures.”  89pp w/maps, photos, endnotes. Folio softcover with pictorial cover, a very good copy…..45.00 SOLD

95) Ratchford, Fannie E. [editor] THE STORY OF CHAMP D’ASILE As Told by Two of the Colonists 1937, 1st limited edition of 300 copies, The Book Club of Texas, Dallas. Translated from the French by Donald Joseph. In 1817, some 150 French exiles settled in a fort near the mouth of the Trinity River. When the Spanish began a march toward the fort, the settlers fled to Galveston where they were caught in a hurricane. Aided by Jean Lafitte, the survivors returned to Louisiana. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best contemporary account of the ill-fated colony of Napoleonic refugees in Texas.”  180pp w/illustrated endpapers. HB, a nice copy in slipcase, scarce…….135.00 SOLD

96) [REFUGIO COUNTY] EVER SINCE I REMEMBER: Refugio Recollections by E.L. (Scrub) Kelley. 1971, 1st edition, Refugio. Author recalls his youthful years in Refugio County in the early days of the 20th century. 86pp w/illus. Softcover, SIGNED……….30.00 SOLD

97) Robertson, Pauline D.  & R.L. Robertson PANHANDLE PILGRIMAGE: Illustrated Tales Tracing History in the Texas Panhandle 1978, 2nd revised and expanded edition, Amarillo. Interesting historical articles about the Texas Panhandle region—Spanish exploration; Indian marauders; Adobe Walls; the Red River War; Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker; the Mooar brothers ; cattle range; town building; more. 369pp w/photos, maps, index. Folio HB/DJ, very good…..35.00

98) [SAN PATRICIO COUNTY]  PIONEERS ON THE NUECES by Lena H. Crofford. 1963, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Stories about the early days in the Texas Republic along the lower reaches of the Nueces in San Patricio county-- outlaws, Indians, ranches, epidemics, wild animals, some family histories, more. 185pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, INSCRIBED/SIGNED……70.00

99) Scheick, Bill ADVENTURES IN TEXAS GARDENING  2016, 1st edition, College Station. An easy to read guide that explains such things as how to transform an entire backyard, and how to deal with unruly pets and marauding wildlife, and even fostering vanishing bees. Much more. 218pp w/photos, sources, index. Flexbound, new [multi-copies available]….26.00

100) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY] ) THE FRONTIER WORLD OF FORT GRIFFIN: The Life and Death of a Western Town by Robinson, Charles M., III.  1992, 1st edition, Spokane. An interesting history of the  town of Fort Griffin, commonly known as The Flat, that sprung up near the military post. Vigilantes, lynchings, ladies of the night, gambling, good and bad lawmen, posses, and more. 234pp w/illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..75.00 SOLD

101) 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

102) Sonnichsen, C.L. PILGRIM IN THE SUN: A Southwestern Omnibus1988, 1st edition, El Paso. A collection of interesting historical essays about people in El Paso and other parts of the West—John Wesley Hardin, Roy Bean, Tom Jeffords, and others. 271pp w/notes. Trade paperback, fine copy……..20.00

103) Sparks, James, L.L.D. THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1853, two-volumes-in –one reprint, Buffalo. This biography first published in1840.  344pp, frontispiece. HB blue cloth, sound copy, no cracked hinges…….35.00 SOLD

104) Stanley, F. THE TEXAS PANHANDLE: From Cattlemen to Feed Lots 1971, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, Borger. A history of the Texas Panhandle that includes “An over-all picture of the breaking up of large ranches like the XIT, Shoe Nail, Shoe Bar, Anchor T and many others into smaller ranches, farms, cities, villages.”  Also sections on Panhandle railroads, oil industry, newspapers, feedlots, Fort Elliott, Panhandle counties, and more. 656pp w/bibliography, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED, scarce…..150.00 SOLD

105) 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, fine copy, scarce….175.00 SOLD

106) Strong, Capt. Henry W. MY FRONTIER DAYS & INDIAN FIGHTS ON THE PLAINS OF TEXAS nd, 1st edition, np (according to Adams, SIX-GUNS, it was published in Dallas, circa 1926) Adams notes the book has quite a bit of material on early-day lawlessness in Texas.  Strong rode with Gen. Ranald MacKenzie and gives a detailed account of the fight at Palo Duro Canyon and the subsequent slaughter of the horses, plus accounts of some other Indian skirmishes. Some material on Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker. 122pp. Pictorial softcover, very good….55.00 SOLD

107) [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, there’s a ½ inch chip at top of spine, otherwise a very good copy…100.00

108) Thomas, Jessie Beattie (words and music by) REMEMBER THE ALAMO 1908, 1st printing, Thomas & Davis Publishers, St. Louis.  “This song is devoted to saving the Alamo as an imperishable shrine, the pride of Texas and America, in which a hall of fame with departments of history, art, literature and relics may be instituted.”  Original sheet music used as a fund raiser in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas battle to save the Alamo. 6pp w/illus, music and lyrics. Folio softcover, fine copy…45.00

109) 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……..85.00

110) 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 available]…….30.00

111) 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 available]………45.00

112) Utley, Robert M. A LIFE WILD AND PERILOUS: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific  1997, 1st edition, NY. The story of the mountain men who opened paths to the Pacific in the early part of the 19th- century. 392pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, index. HB/DJ fine copy…..22.50 SOLD

113) Vines, Robert A. TREES, SHRUBS AND WOODY VINES OF THE SOUTHWEST  1969, 2nd printing, Austin. Drawings by Sarah Kahlden Arendale. Jenks, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the outstanding contributions to the botany of Texas. A review in American Forests states: ‘This monumental work, describing 1231 species of woody plants, with 1,240 illustrations, is an incredible achievement in the history of natural science publishing…indispensable to naturalists of the region’.” 1104pp w/illus, glossary, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, handsome copy…….85.00 SOLD

114) Watson, Julee Farrar   MY LAND: A Chronology of Lea County, New Mexico  no date, 1st edition, Lubbock.  A history of Lea County, New Mexico.   56pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ is edgeworn, now in protective cover…..35.00

115) [WEBB COUNTY] LAREDO ON THE RIO GRANDE by Kathleen Da Camara. 1949, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. A history of the border community from its founding to 1949, includes some of the cultural, historic, and economic influences that have developed the city.  92pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good ……100.00

116) Williams, J.W. OLD TEXAS TRAILS 1979, 1st edition, Burnet. Edited by Kenneth F. Neighbors. This book is the result of  Williams’ life-long search for the truth about Texas trails and the men who carved them out of the wilderness.  Jenkins, BTB [p292]: “…a wealth of information on trails, roadways, and routes of early travelers in Texas between 1716 and 1886.”  447pp w/22 maps of Texas trails including two foldouts, more than 60 photos, bib, index. HB/DJ fine copy……185.00 SOLD

117) Wilson, Laura   WATT MATTHEWS of LAMBSHEAD 2007, 2nd printing, Austin. Updated with an introduction by David McCullough; and an Afterword by the author/photographer. This award-winning photographic essay vividly chronicles Watt Matthews’ days as heir and operator of the historic Lambshead Ranch. 197pp w/notes on the photos. Oblong folio HB/DJ…39.95

118) Wood, John WOUTER DERUYTER: Cowboy Code  2000, 1st edition, Santa Fe. Renowned Belgium photographer Deruyter spent some time in the late 1990’s photographing cowboys and small town rodeos in Montana. Stunning collection of photos! 145pp. Folio HB/DJ, fine copy……45.00 SOLD

119) Worlds, Clint PUNCHING COWS WITH CLINT WORLDS 1975, 1st edition, Orogrande.  This book of sketches and short stories is the last of many contributions to the field of cowboy art left behind by Clint Worlds, renown cowboy, artist, and author."  Drawings and essays about life on the New Mexico range. 149pp. Folio HB w/decorated cover……..85.00

120) [YOUNG COUNTY] YOUNG COUNTY: History and Biography by Carrie J. Crouch. 1956, 2nd revised edition, Austin. Has articles covering the county’s early history, cattle ranching, outlaws and lawmen, Indian depredations, Civil War days, Fort Belknap, town histories, a section with family biographies. 326pp w/photos, endpaper map, biblio, index. HB/DJ………85.00

An original publication from the early days of the Motorcycle industry
121) Page, Victor W., M.E.  MOTORCYCLES, SIDECARS and CYCLECARS: Construction, Management, Repair  1915, “First Impression”, The Norman W. Henley Publishing Company, NY. “A comprehensive, non-technical treatise, defining all forms of the lighter, self-propelled vehicles, principles of operation, construction and practical application of components in leading American and foreign machines. Also complete advice on management, maintenance and repair of all representative types.”  Over 350 illustrations that include photographs, working drawings pertaining to motorcycle design and construction, engine design: Indian, Harley-Davidson, Peugot, Reading-Standard, Eagle, more. 550pp w/illus., foldout charts and designs, index.   HB, tan cloth w/decorated cover, near fine condition with only one small spot on backboard, rare. ……..235.00 SOLD

 

 CATALOG #267: May, 2017
 TEXANA/WESTERN AMERICANA:
  New, used and rare

1) Adams, Clarence S. & Tom E. Brown, Sr. THREE RANCHES WEST: A True Story of John S. Chisum, the Cowman Who Opened the West for the Cattle Trade 1972, 1st edition, NY. A well-researched historical novel based on the legendary career of cattleman John Chisum, with much on Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War. 589pp w/photo section, bibliography. HB/DJ nice copy, very scarce, SIGNED ……185.00

2) Adler, Dennis  WINCHESTER SHOTGUNS  2006, reprint, NY. Foreword by R.L. Wilson. A fully illustrated history of the Winchester shotguns. 309pp w/index.  Oblong folio HB/DJ….24.00

3) [ARCHEOLOGY]  ANCIENT TEXANS: Rock Art and Lifeways Along the Lower Pecos by Harry J. Shafer; photographs by Jim Zintgraff. 1986, 1st edition, San Antonio. Zintgraff’s color and black-and-white photographs accompany the author’s fascinating interpretation of the many faded Indian rock art images found in desolate canyons where the Pecos and Devil’s Rivers empty into the Rio Grande. Includes descriptions and studies of many artifacts found in the region. 247pp w/ill, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ..65.00

4) [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 light edgewear…...95.00 SOLD
                4b) Another edition – Rock Art of Texas Indians – reprint edition, Folio paperback…………..38.00

5) Artrip, Louise & Fullen MEMOIRS OF (THE LATE) DANIEL FORE (JIM) CHISHOLM and THE CHISHOLM TRAIL1959, 2nd revised edition, np. A biography of Jim Chisholm, and a history of the Chisholm Trail, which the authors claim is one of three by the Chisholm name.  Adams, in HERD, says the trail the authors refer to is actually the Western Trail. 185pp w/illustrations. HB small blue cloth w/gilt letterings…………125.00

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) Baker, T. Lindsey GANGSTER TOUR OF TEXAS 2011, 1st edition, College Station. A fascinating tour of the most interesting and best preserved crime scenes in Texas, tracing a trail of crime from 1918 through 1957: Bonnie And Clyde; the Maceo Brothers of Galveston’s gambling era; the Newton Boys; famous bank robberies, murders and shoot-outs; much more. Includes detailed  maps, period photographs, and pictures of the crime scenes as they appear today. 330pp w/photos, maps, index. Flexbound..29.95

8) Barnes, Will C. WESTERN GRAZING GROUNDS AND FOREST RANGES  1913, 1st edition, Chicago. “A History of the Live-Stock industry as conducted on the open ranges of the arid west, with particular reference to the use now being made of the ranges in the national forests.” Reese, SIX-SCORE:  “One of the first systemic studies of the range industry as a whole. Barnes covers the history of the industry, types of fodder, range management, and many other lesser known facets of ranching and livestock care. A fascinating work, and a good picture of the industry at the turn of the century.” 390pp w/illus., index. HB green cloth w/embossed decoration, very good copy, errata laid in, very good copy ……..125.00

 9) Beach, Rex  FLOWING GOLD  1922, reprint, NY.  Novel of the Texas oil fields during the boom days. 377pp. HB/DJ.25.00
10) Barrett, Neal, Jr. LONG DAYS AND SHORT NIGHTS: A Century of Ranching on the YO, 1880-1980  1980, 1st edition, Mountain Home. Illustrated by Joe Beeler. The story of the Schreiner family and their five-generation ranching dynasty at the YO Ranch in central Texas. 192pp w/photos, index. Folio HB/DJ, near fine copy……75.00 SOLD

Rare book about life in Palo Pinto and Stephens Counties
11) Beck, Mrs. Henry Harrison Beck (Fannie Davis Veale) ON THE TEXAS FRONTIER: Autobiography of a Texas Pioneer  1937, 1st edition, Britt Printing and Pub., St. Louis. Pen and ink illustrations by George Engelke, Jr.  The author recalls her early life in Palo Pinto county, and her later life in Clear Fork Country and Breckenridge in Stephens County.  Civil War times; Ku Klux Klan; Indian encounters; more. A firsthand look at the frontier experience in Texas! 295pp w/illustrations and photographs. HB blue cloth w/gold decorations, very good condition with some sunning to spine, rare. SIGNED………………895.00 SOLD

12) Betty, Gerald COMANCHE SOCIETY: Before the Reservation 2002, 1st edition, Texas A&M Press. “Drawing on obscure details buried in Spanish accounts of their times in the lands that became known as Comancheria, Betty provides an interpretive gaze into 18th- and 19th-century Comanches...” 239pp with maps, appendices, notes, bibliography,  index.  HB/DJ, as new ….65.00 SOLD

13) Black, Mary S. FROM THE FRIO TO DEL RIO: Travel Guide to the Western Hill Country and the Lower Pecos Canyonlands  2017, 1st edition, College Station.  A useful and timely travel guide to this unique and beautiful region of Texas. Scenic routes, forts, state parks, towns, ghost town, rock art, hunting, lodging, and some historical highlights.. 211pp w/photos, maps, index. Flexbound, new [multi-copies available]……..24.95

14) Blackford, Susan Leigh & Charles Minor Blackford [compilers] LETTERS FROM LEE’S ARMY or, Memoirs of Life in and Out of the Army in Virginia During the War Between the States 1947, 1st edition, NY. A compilation of letters of the editors’ grandfather and grandmother to each other during the Civil War.  312pp w/index. HB maroon cloth…….65.00

15) Blackford, W.W. WAR YEARS WITH JEB STUART 1945, 1st edition, NY.  War memoir of Stuart’s adjutant and then chief engineer of the staff at cavalry headquarters. Blackford observed from the commander Stuart’s side all the operations of the mounted troops from June, 1961, to the end of January, 1864. 322pp w/map, illus, rosters, index. HB maroon cloth, very good..35.00 SOLD

16) 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. 42pp w/photos, endpaper map, chart of Matthews and Reynolds clans. HB/DJ, scarce..250.00

17) Brannon-Wranosky, Jessica, & Bruce A. Glasrud  [editors] IMPEACHED: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson 2017, 1st edition, College Station. In 1917, Ferguson was impeached, convicted, and removed from office. This book provides a new examination of the process from the perspectives of several contributors. 202pp w/photos, notes, index.
HB w/pictorial cover, new [multi-copies available]………. 39.95

18) Brownlee, Richard S. GRAY GHOSTS OF THE CONFEDERACY: Guerrilla Warfare in the West, 1861-1865  1958,
1st edition, Baton Rouge.  Tells of  the vicious guerrilla activities of Anderson, Quantrill, the James and Younger brothers. 274pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB brown cloth…….45.00 SOLD

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, very good copy, INSCRIBED/SIGNED………..70.00 SOLD

20) [CALLAHAN COUNTY]  BELLE PLAIN, TEXAS: Ghost Town in Callahan by Thomas Robert Havins. 1972, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, San Angelo. 85pp w/photos, historical articles, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, SIGNED......135.00 SOLD

21) 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……125.00

22) Christensen, Pixie LONE STAR STEEPLES: Historic Places of Worship in Texas  2016, 1st edition, TAMU Press, College Station.  Foreword by David Ruesink; illustrations by Carl J. Christensen, Jr.  Presents sixty-five historically significant religious structures in watercolor illustrations accompanied by brief summaries and handcrafted maps. 165pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……….35.00

23) Clarke, Mary Whatley JOHN CHISUM: Jinglebob King of the Pecos 1984, 1st edition, Austin. Biography of the Texas cattleman who followed the Goodnight-Loving Trail and set up a huge ranching operation in the Pecos Valley of New Mexico. Much on the Lincoln County War. 170pp w/photos, endnotes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, nice copy….135.00

24) [COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS] COLLIN COUNTY: Pioneering in North Texas by Capt. Roy F. Hall & Helen Gibbard Hall. 1975, 1st edition, Quanah.  299pp w/photos, historical articles, community histories, pioneer family histories listed alphabetically.  Folio HB w/embossed cover…….40.00 SOLD

25) Conner, Daniel Ellis JOSEPH REDDEFORD WALKER and the ARIZONA ADVENTURE  1956, 1st edition, Norman.  Walker was a legendary Indian fighter, prospector, trapper and explorer, and Conner, a member of his party, wrote this first-person narrative detailing their adventures in Arizona. 364pp w/map, illus, biblio, index. HB brown cloth………….45.00 SOLD

26) Corwin, Hugh D. COMANCHE & KIOWA CAPTIVES IN OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS 1959, 1st edition, Lawton.   Twelve stories of Indian captives including Francesca Medrano, Cynthia Ann Parker, Willie and Hermann Lehmann, Millie Durgan, Lizzie Ross, and others. 237pp w/photos, index. HB, extra nice copy, very scarce….150.00 SOLD

27) Cox, James HISTORICAL and BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD of the CATTLE INDUSTRY and the CATTLEMEN OF TEXAS and Adjacent Territory  Two Volumes. 1959, 2nd facsimile edition limited to 550 copies, Antiquarian Press, LTD., NY. With a new introduction by J. Frank Dobie. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “Conceived as a mug book to be sold primarily to the people whose biographies appeared in it, the final published book contained so much of value on the cattle industry that it has become a classic in its field. Nearly 400 pages are devoted to biographies of some 449 Texas cattlemen, and these sketches are a goldmine for research into the cowboy and cattle industry. Jeff Dykes has called it 'an unequalled source of information and pictures of pioneer cattlemen.' The other half of the volume, written by Cox, provides one of the two or three best contemporary accounts of the history of the Texas cattle trade. Thirteen chapters are devoted to the subject, and include sections on barbed wire, mavericks, cattle drives, economics of the industry, improving the longhorn breed, and Indian depredations on the cattle range.” 743pp w/photos, indices. This copy has pasted to front free endpaper of Vol. I a “Certificate of Authentication” stating it was part of the library of Ramon F. Adams, and is signed by Mrs. Ramon Adams.  Two volumes, half calf, in slipcase, near fine ………475.00 SOLD

28) [CRANE COUNTY] ) CRANE COUNTY HISTORY  1983, 1st edition, Crane. Includes historical articles about the people and places of the county, photos, and many family histories with much on the family of author Elmer Kelton. p. 112: Kelton family history by Bea Kelton (Elmer Kelton’s mother); p. 116: “McElroy Ranch Life” by Elmer Kelton; pp. 114-115: Kelton family photo spread. Also includes historical articles about the people and places of the county, photos, and many family histories. 199pp. Folio HB bound in faux leather with decorated cover……135.00

29) Crane, Stephen THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE  1980, “Collector’s Edition”, by Easton Press, Norwalk. Illustrated by John Steuart Curry. This classic novel of the Civil War was first published in book form in 1896. 170pp. HB bound in genuine leather, fine copy…………..40.00 SOLD

30) Crisp, Margie [with artwork by William B. Montgomery] THE NUECES RIVER: Rio Escondido 2017, 1st edition, College Station. A vivid portrait of the river from its headwaters on the Edwards Plateau through the mesquite and prickly pear of the South Texas Plains, to the river’s end in Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays on the Gulf of Mexico. 265pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, biblio, index. Folio flexbound w/pictorial cover, new [multiple copies available]………29.95

31) Cross, Joe  CATTLE CLATTER: A History of Cattle From the Creation to the Texas Centennial in 1936  1938, 1st edition, Kansas City. Includes chapters on biblical cattlemen; Texas and the Longhorn; early cattle trails; the Chisholm Trail; barbed wire; Shorthorn, Galloways, Aberdeen-Angus, Herefords, and other cattle breeds; some Texas history including Republic of Texas days. 166pp w/photos.  HB maroon cloth with embossed lettering, near fine copy, scarce….225.00 SOLD

32) Dary, David COWBOY CULTURE: A Saga of Five Centuries1981, 1st edition, NY. The full, five hundred year history of the cowboy from his beginnings in Spain to modern times. 384pp w/photos, maps, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..35.00 SOLD

33) Dearen, Patrick BITTER WATERS: The Struggles of the Pecos River  2016, 1st edition, Norman. In this first book-length study of the entire Pecos, Dearen, who has written about the Pecos since the 1980s, draws on more than 150 interviews and a wealth of primary sources to trace the river’s natural evolution and man’s interaction with it. He offers a thorough account of what each factor has meant to the river and its prospects, i.e. irrigation projects, dams, invasive saltcedar, forest proliferation, fires, floods, flow decline, usage conflicts, water quality deterioration,.  241pp w/maps, photos, bib, index. HB/DJ, new…………..29.95

34) Dearen, Patrick DEAD MAN’S BOOT  2016, 1st edition, Farmington Hills. Fast-paced novel set in the wild country around the Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas in the 1800s. 265pp. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]……….25.95

35) Dearen, Patrick  THE BIG DRIFT 2014, reprint, Fort Worth. Dearen’s newest historical novel set in West Texas during the
     Great Blizzard of 1884-1885. A powerful, character-driven story.  232pp.  Trade paperback, new [multi-copies available]..22.95

36) Dearen, Patrick  TO HELL OR THE PECOS 2012, reprint, Fort Worth. A haunting tale set in West Texas based on actual
     incidents. 199pp. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies available]….22.95

37) DeArment, Robert K. JIM COURTRIGHT OF FORT WORTH: His Life and Legend  2004, 1st edition, Fort Worth.  Biography of a colorful character who operated on both sides of the law during the wild and woolly days of Fort Worth’s Hell’s Half Acre. 287pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, as new…..24.95

38) Debo, Angie GERONIMO: The Man, His Time, His Place  1977, 2nd printing, Norman.  “In this book, the author has drawn not only upon Geronimo’s own account of his life and upon traditional historical studies, but also from the first-hand narratives of warriors who followed him into battle and the memories of men and women who knew him personally.” An important study of the Apache Wars.  480pp w/many photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ, nice copy…………..45.00 SOLD

39) Dobie, J. Frank JOHN C. DUVAL: First Texas Man of Letters 1939, 1st limited edition of  950 copies Dallas.  With nine illustrations by Tom Lea.   Dobie offers a biographical look at Duval (best known for his early books Early Times in Texas and Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace) plus a bibliographical critique. In the last section, a number of Duval’s heretofore unpublished works are provided. 105pp. HB/DJ fine copy …..150.00 SOLD

40) Dobie, J. Frank CORONADO’S CHILDREN  1931, Literary Guild edition, NY. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the best work ever written on hidden treasure, and one of the most fascinating books on an  subject to come out of Texas.”  367pp illustrations, endpaper maps, other maps, notes, and glossary.  HB, gold cloth…..30.00 SOLD

41) Dugger, Ronnie [editor] THREE MEN IN TEXAS: Bedichek, Webb, and Dobie 1967, 1st edition, Austin.  A collection of essays by various contributors that acknowledge the accomplishments of three men of Texas letters—one a naturalist [Bedichek], one a historian [Webb], and one a folklorist [Dobie].  285pp w/photos. HB/DJ, very good….30.00 SOLD

42) [EDWARDS & REAL COUNTIES]  NUECES HEADWATER COUNTRY: A Regional History by Alan A. Stovall. 1959, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. An extensive regional history that deals primarily with Edwards and Real Counties in the heart of Texas’ Hill Country. Old Spanish missions; early settlers, Indian raids and massacres, lawmen and outlaws, much more. 468pp w/many photos, maps, appendices, detailed index.  HB/DJ an exceptionally nice copy of a very scarce title, SIGNED……….375.00

43) Ely, Glen Sample  WHERE THE WEST BEGINS: Debating Texas Identity  2011, 1st edition, Lubbock. Foreword by Alwyn Barr. “Civil War dissent, agricultural and range management services, and race relations are the key elements of Ely’s survey of the making of West Texas, a place as distinct from the rest of the state as Texas is from the rest of the nation.” 201pp w/maps, illus, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new……34.95 SOLD

44) 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, (light stain at back of dust jacket, otherwise a very good copy)….75.00 SOLD

45) Francaviglia, Richard V. THE CAST IRON FOREST: A Natural and Cultural History of the North American Cross Timbers  2000, reprint, Austin.  A history of the region’s geography, geology, vegetation and climate, and traces the interaction of people and the landscape from the early days to recent times. 276pp w/maps, illus, bib, index. Trade paperback, new……29.95 SOLD

46) 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

47) Frink, Maurice, W. Turrentine Jackson, and Agnes Wright Spring WHEN GRASS WAS KING: Contributions to the Western Range Cattle Industry 1956, 1st  edition limited, Boulder. Includes some drawings by Nick Eggenhofer. The story of the cattle industry on the plains north of Texas from 1865-1895 when the industry blossomed into big business in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. Includes a detailed year-by-year survey of the era; a study of foreign interests and how they succeeded or failed; a look at 20th-century developments; a biography of Colorado cattle king, John W. Iliff;  and much more. 465pp w/maps, photos, bib, index. HB/DJ………..145.00 SOLD

48) 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

49) Furlong, Charles Wellington  LET ‘ER BUCK: A Story of the Passing of the Old West  1921, 1st edition, The Knickerbocker Press, NY. An eyewitness account of the early years of the American rodeo scene, “with fifty illustrations taken from life by the author and others.” 242pp w/photos, HB blue cloth w/illustrated cover photo, gilt lettering…….60.00

50) Gatto, Steve  JOHNNY RINGO  2002, 1st edition, Lansing. The author filters through myth and legend to portray a factual portrait of the infamous outlaw and adversary of Wyatt Earp. 246pp w/photos, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED..65.00

51) Gatto, Steve CURLY BILL: Tombstone’s Most Famous Outlaw 2003, 1st edition, Lansing. The story of the deadly outlaw who led the gang that challenged the Earp’s in Tombstone. 181pp w/photos, appendix, bib, index. HB/DJ, fine, SIGNED…65.00 SOLD

52) Gilliland, Maude T. WILSON COUNTY TEXAS RANGERS 1837-1977 1977, 1st edition, np. An account of the records and deeds of 44 men from Wilson County who served in the Texas Rangers. 139pp w/66 Ranger photographs, plus maps, documents, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, exceedingly scarce. SIGNED…….325.00 SOLD

53) Gordon, General John B. REMINISCENCES OF THE CIVIL WAR  1903, 1st edition, Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY. Gordon was an influential Confederate General who began his war career by raising troops in Alabama and continued until his participation in the surrender ceremonies at Appomattox. He gives accounts of many battles, including First Bull Run, the Peninsula, Chancellors-ville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, the Wilderness campaign, the Valley campaign of 1864, the Petersburg siege, and the final campaign. He comments on the causes of the war and slavery’s part in it. 474pp, w/portraits. HB blue cloth with gold embossed lettering, a tight, sound copy in very good condition……90.00 SOLD
                53b) Another edition – Reminiscences of the Civil War – 1904, 2nd edition, NY. HB cloth has split outside cover at back
                     hinge, otherwise very good, tight…..60.00 SOLD

54) Gorham, Harry M.  MY MEMORIES OF THE COMSTOCK: As I Was Telling my Son and His Sons  1939, 1st edition, Los Angeles.  Author tells of the everyday life and comings and goings of the men and women who made up the daily (and nightly) activities of the Comstock lode community from 1877 to 1903. 222pp w/illustrations. HB/ DJ (dust jacket slightly edgeworn)..30.00 SOLD

55) Graves, John A JOHN GRAVES READER 1996, 1st edition, Austin. An anthology of Graves’ writings that appeared in his Goodbye to a River, Hard Scrabble, and From A Limestone Ledge which represent various stage’s of the author’s life and writing career. 398pp. HB/DJ, fine copy,  SIGNED…….125.00

56) Graves, John THE LAST RUNNING 1974, 1st edition, Encino Press, Austin.  Drawings by John Groth;  designed by William Wittliff.   The old ways of life and death on the plains rise once again as a group of Comanches, before a group of white spectators, seek out a tiny fenced herd of buffalo to re-enact an ancient tribute to the free life of their people’s past. 60pp w/illustrations. Oblong folio HB, cloth-backed boards with printed label on front cover, fine, SIGNED….85.00 SOLD

57) Guinn, Jeff SILVER CITY  2017, 1st edition, NY. Best-selling historical novel of the American West. 376pp. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]………27.00

58) Guinn, Jeff THE LAST GUNFIGHT: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral – and How It Changed the American West  2011, 1st edition, NY. A stylishly written revisionist account of the famous Tombstone showdown.392pp w/photos, notes, sources, index. HB/DJ…..25.00

59) Haley, J. Evetts [editor] EARLY DAYS ON THE TEXAS-NEW MEXICO PLAINS by Bill Oden. 1965, 1st limited edition of 750 copies, Canyon. Edited with introduction and notes by J. Evetts Haley; designed by Carl Hertzog; sketches by H. D. Bugbee; map endpapers by Jose Cisneros.  69pp w/some fine old period photos. Frontier life experiences of a cowboy/rancher on the Plains of West Texas and New Mexico from the 1880s through the turn of the century.  HB, dark blue cloth with longhorn head embossed on cover, INSCRIBED/SIGNED by Haley…..85.00 SOLD

60) Haley, J. Evetts CHARLES GOODNIGHT: Cowman and Plainsman 1936, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. One of the best of the 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—original dust jacket has edgewear and small tape repairs at top of spine, now in protective cover, very scarce, especially in original dust jacket, and SIGNED on front free endpaper…….895.00 SOLD

61) 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 SOLD
                61b) Another copy – Heraldry of the Range – 1949, 1st edition, HB brown cloth lacking dust jacket……...275.00

62) 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 SOLD

63) Harston,  J. Emmor   COMANCHE LAND   1963, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Foreword by noted archeologist, A.T. Jackson.  A history of the Comanches by one who lived among them, spoke their language, and recorded their oral accounts passed down from the time of the Conquistadors.  Includes much on their lifeways; a Comanche-English dictionary of words and idioms; Comanche descriptive terms for certain streams and mountains, and much more.  206pp w/map endpapers, photos, appendices. HB/DJ, nice copy, very scarce……..150.00 SOLD

64) [HAYS COUNTY] CLEAR SPRINGS AND LIMESTONE LEDGES: A History of San Marcos and Hays County by Frances Stovall, et al.  1986, 1st edition, Austin. This volume is divided into the following sections: I) San Marcos, The Town;
II) Kyle and Its Surrounding Area; III) A History of Buda; IV) A History of Dripping Springs; V) A History of Wimberley. 645pp w/photos, endpaper map, 1850 Hays County census; endnotes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……55.00 SOLD

65) [HAYS COUNTY] HISTORICAL MARKERS IN HAYS COUNTY, 1907-1976 by Tula Townsend Wyatt.  1977, 1st limited edition of 500 copies, San Marcos.  Complete listing of the county’s historical markers with additional historical background and information about the county. 228pp w/photos, map, index.  Folio HB green cloth with gold titles, no dj as issued, SIGNED…40.00

66) 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. This is their story with firsthand accounts by the founder, Charles Waugh Hellen, Sr. 122pp w/map, appendices, photos. Folio HB/DJ……..49.95

67) Henderson, Elizabeth Lawson & Robert Isaacson  THE MULESHOE CATTLE COMPANY: An Anthology of Memories on an Arizona Cow Ranch, 1906-1928  no date, 1st edition, Lompoc. A unique collection of rare photographs and vivid firsthand accounts of life with an old-time Cochise County, Arizona, cow outfit. 134pp w/ map, photos. Oblong trade paperback……35.00 SOLD

68) Hinton, Harwood P. [intro by] HISTORY OF THE CATTLEMEN OF TEXAS  1991, Texas State Historical Association, Austin. DeGolyer Library Cowboy and Ranch Life Series. This volume is a reprint of the 1914 original volume which was privately printed for the families of the Cattle Raisers' Association of Texas. It was sold by subscription and contained sketches of sixty individuals who were either pioneers of the livestock industry or "progressive" ranchers who had expanded into other fields of endeavor. 350pp w/portraits, index. HB, imitation leather w/stamped title block on the front cover w/gilt lettering, scarce….265.00

69) 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

70) James, Bill C. JIM MILLER: The Untold Story of a Texas Badman  2001, revised edition, Wolfe City. Edited by Robert W. Stephens. A look at the life of the man suspected of killing Pat Garrett, and who wound up on the wrong end of a rope for other misdeeds. 101pp w/illustrations, bibliography. HB/DJ, fine copy…….59.95 SOLD

71) [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..175.00

72) Jones, Terry L. LEE’S TIGERS: The Louisiana Infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia 1987, 1st edition, Baton Rouge. The story of the “wharf rats from New Orleans” who emerged from the Civil War with one of the most respected military records of any group of southern soldiers.  274pp w/maps, illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, a chip at the top of the dust jacket, otherwise very good………35.00 SOLD

73) Kelton, Elmer  MY KIND OF HEROES 1995, 1st limited edition of 100 copies, Austin. Introduction by F. Lee Lawrence; sketches by the author. A collection of four speeches by Kelton. 93pp w/illus.  HB bound in marbled cloth and ¼ leather in slipcase, SIGNED by Kelton………165.00

74) Kelton, Elmer ELMER KELTON COUNTRY: The Short Nonfiction of a Texas Novelist  1993, 1st edition, Fort Worth.  These stories reflect the themes and characters which inspired Kelton’s award-winning novels. 312pp w/illustrations. HB/DJ uncommon in cloth, SIGNED………75.00 SOLD

75) Kelton, Elmer LOOKING BACK WEST 1992, 2nd edition, San Angelo. From June, 1970 through October, 1974, Kelton edited and published a monthly, Pioneer News-Observer.  For each of the 53 issues he wrote the lead historical article. This book includes fifteen of those special feature articles, including: The Buffalo Hunter, Texas Feud [Shelby County], The Killing of Dora Hand, Race Riot at Fort Concho, The Frontier Army, Train Wreck, and others. 120pp w/illus. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED……60.00 SOLD

76) 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 SOLD

77) Kennon, Bob (as told to Ramon F. Adams) FROM THE PECOS TO THE POWDER: A Cowboy’s Autobiography  1965, 1st edition, Norman. Illustrated by Joe Beeler. One of the more entertaining cowboy memoirs. Author recalls his boyhood in Texas (he knew the Ketchums, Kid Curry, and Sheriff Rhome Shield of San Angelo). He tells about wandering from ranch to ranch in the southwest, his trek to Montana with a trail herd, and his life thereafter among the people and ranches of the area. 251pp w/maps, photos, index.  HB/DJ, nice copy …..75.00

78) 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

79) Kotz, Nick THE HARNESS MAKER’S DREAM: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas 2013, 1st edition, Fort Worth. The story of how Nathan Kallison, a young immigrant harness maker from Russia, and his extended family built a legendary business and ranching empire in South Texas. 337pp w/photos, notes, biblio, genealogical chart, index. HB/DJ, as new....26.95

80) Lasater, Laurence M. TAILWIND BOTH WAYS: A Cowman’s Chronicle  2008, 1st edition, Albany.  A West Texas rancher tells of his experiences from ranching in the “wilds” of Mexico* to marketing cattle nationally and internationally, and of surviving the market crashes of the 1970s and the drought of the ‘90s.  304pp w/photos.  HB/DJ…29.95

81) Lavender, David   BENT’S FORT  1954, early reprint, NY. A full-length and dramatic account of the adventurous Bent Brothers’ adobe empire on the banks of the Arkansas River and their role in the American expansion to the West. 450pp w/map endpapers, notes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, nice copy….25.00 SOLD

82) 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 discoloration of ffep from dust jacket flap which is common with this title, and the dust jacket has a tiny scratch on front cover) overall a very good copy, and scarce…..275.00 SOLD

83) Maurice, Major General Sir Frederick  AN AIDE-DE-CAMP OF Lee: Being the Papers of Colonel Charles Marshall Sometime Aide-De-Camp, Military Secretary. And Assistant Adjutant General on the Staff of Robert E. Lee, 1862-1865  1927, 1st edition, Boston. These wartime papers of Lee's close confidant reveal the thoughts, perceptions, and intentions of the General as he led the Confederate forces. The purposes of these papers were: projected writing of a life of Lee, an official account of the battle of Gettysburg, and notes on events to be used for lectures and addresses. Discusses reports of many of the major battles. 280pp many maps, index. HB blue cloth, clean ex-library copy…….35.00 SOLD

84) 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……..45.00

85) McChristian, Douglas C. UNIFORMS, ARMS, AND EQUIPMENT: The U.S. Army On The Western Frontier 1880-1892  2007, 1st edition, Norman. TWO VOLUMES.  A comprehensive account of the evolution of military arms and equipment during the final decade of the Indian campaign, “a key period of transition in United States military history.” Vol. I: “Headgear, Clothing, and Footwear;” Volume II: “Weapons and Accoutrements.”  Wonderful reference material for fans of frontier military history.    624pp w/441 illustrations, appendices, notes, bibliography, index.  Folio HB/DJ, as new, two volume set ………………60.00

86) Meyer, Philipp THE SON  2013, 3rd printing, NY. A critically acclaimed epic novel “that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim.” 561pp. HB/DJ, new trade paperback………..17.99

87) [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 [this copy one of a limited number produced in leather w/gilt edge and previous owner’s name embossed on front cover] in slipcase……175.00

88) Milner, E.R. THE LIVES AND TIMES OF BONNIE AND CLYDE 1916, 1st edition, Carbondale. Another look at the infamous duo who terrorized middle America in the 1930s. 187pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ……30.00

89) [MILLS COUNTY] A NO MAN’S LAND BECOMES A COUNTY edited by Flora Gatlin Bowles. 1958, 1st edition, Goldthwaite. “The story of a lawless frontier composed of parts of Brown, Comanche, Hamilton and Lampasas Counties that were organized into Mills county in 1887.”  Includes some pioneer biographies, plus historical sketches of the various communities within its boundaries. 332pp w/illustrations, sources. HB green cloth, very good………..50.00 SOLD

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

91) O’Keefe, Rufe COWBOY LIFE 1936, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio.  Author’s memoirs cover his days in the late 19th-century as working ranch hand, trail driver, ranch manager, then as cattle trader in the Texas Panhandle around Canyon. 244pp w/illustrations. HB scarce ....60.00 SOLD

92) Oliphant, J. Orin  ON THE CATTLE RANGES OF THE OREGON COUNTRY  1968, 1st edition, Seattle. A detailed account of the flourishing cattle industry in Oregon between 1850 and 1890 that supplied markets in British Columbia, California, and Chicago. Oliphant describes the problems endured, including diseases, prairie fires, poisonous plants, rustling, severe weather, etc. There’s also an informative chapter on the relations between cattlemen and Indians. Reese, SIX-SCORE: "The best coverage of cattle raising in the Pacific Northwest. With impressive scholarship, Oliphant covers an important corner of the range industry which is often entirely overlooked…." 372pp w/notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ,  near fine…..65.00

93) 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

94) Poe, Sophie A. BUCKBOARD DAYS 1936, 1st edition, Caldwell. Edited by Eugene Cunningham. Mrs. Poe relates the frontier experiences of her and her  husband, John William Poe, who was a buffalo hunter, U.S. Marshall, sheriff, rancher, and banker.  Poe was present at the Maxwell ranch when Garrett killed Billy the Kid, and she gives his version of that incident. Includes many photos from the famed N.H. Rose collection. 292pp w/index.  HB/DJ, very good copy, and scarce……185.00

95) [REAGAN COUNTY] THE REAGAN COUNTY STORY: A History of Reagan County 1974, 1st edition, Seagraves. 276pp w/map, photos, pioneer biographies by community, index. Includes a section on the boomtown Texon. Folio HB….85.00

96) Sage, Lee  THE LAST RUSTLER: The Autobiography of Lee Sage 1930, 1st edition, Boston. Illustrations by Paul S. Clowes. Adams, SIXGUNS: “The autobiography of a man born among the outlaws of Robbers’ Roost.” 303pp w/ill. HB…..40.00

97) [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/DJ, near fine copy….350.00 [very uncommon in dust jacket!] SOLD

98) Schmedding, Joseph COWBOY AND INDIAN TRADER  1951, 1st edition, Caldwell. Schmedding spent his early years as a cowboy on the Triangle Bar Ranch of New Mexico, and later established trading posts in Sanders, Arizona and in historic Keams Canyon. 364pp w/endpaper maps and many photos. HB/DJ, very good copy…35.00 SOLD

99) Schneider, Paul BONNIE AND CLYDE: The Lives Behind the Legend  2009, 1st edition, NY. Biography. 382pp w/photos, notes, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……..30.00 SOLD

100) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY] ) THE FRONTIER WORLD OF FORT GRIFFIN: The Life and Death of a Western Town by Robinson, Charles M., III.  1992, 1st edition, Spokane. An interesting history of the  town of Fort Griffin, commonly known as The Flat, that sprung up near the military post. Vigilantes, lynchings, ladies of the night, gambling, good and bad lawmen, posses, and more. 234pp w/illustrations, appendix, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..75.00

101) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY]  BERTA HART NANCE: A Brand of Innocence by Elsa McFarland Turner. 1974, 1st edition, Quanah.  Although this is primarily a biography of the well-known Texas poet, there is considerable historical data with photographs about early Albany, Texas, and Shackelford County. Some information on the Matthews and Reynolds ranching families. The last part of the book presents a large collection of Nance’s poetry including her poem, “Cattle,” which appears in Chapter Two of The Longhorns, by J. Frank Dobie.243pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index HB/plastine DJ, SIGNED......60.00

102) [SHACKELFORD COUNTY] A TEXAS FRONTIER: The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin, 1848-1887 by Ty Cashion. 1996, 1st edition, Norman.  A chronological history of the early development of the northwest region of Texas with the focus on Fort Griffin: soldiers and Indians, cowboys and buffalo hunters, vigilantes and outlaws. 366pp w/photos, notes, appendices, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…….45.00

103) 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, SIGNED……75.00

104) 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…..65.00 SOLD

105) Shirley, Glenn SHOTGUN FOR HIRE: The Story of “Deacon” Jim Miller, Killer of Pat Garrett 1970, 1st edition, Norman. The story of Miller from the time he was eight years old when he murdered his own grandparents to 1909 when he died by lynch mob in Ada, Oklahoma. 131pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ nice copy, and scarce……125.00 SOLD

106) [ SHOAL CREEK PUBLISHERS] Special edition of  two volumes, boxed set which includes these two works: SUSANNA DICKINSON: Messenger of the Alamo  by C. Richard King; and THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS: Her Saga and Her Song by Martha Anne Turner.  Both are first editions with dust jackets and in a slipcase. The set =45.00 SOLD

107) Sleeper, Gary W. T’LL DO MY OWN DAMN KILLIN’: Benny Binion, Herbert Noble, and the Texas Gambling War  2006, 1st edition, Fort Lee. The story of Benny Binion, who was a horse trader, bootlegger, and “boss gambler” of Dallas and Fort Worth before he founded the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Las Vegas. This is the detailed story of his bloody feud with Noble for control of the Dallas-Fort Worth gambling underworld. 264pp w/photos, appendices, biblio, index. HB/DJ, fine copy……85.00

108) Smith, Thomas Tyree FORT INGE: Sharps, Spurs, and Sabers on the Texas Frontier 1849-1869 1993, 1st ed, Austin. Interesting history of the old military post near Uvalde. The 2nd Dragoons, Mounted Rifles, 2nd Cavalry, and Buffalo soldiers were stationed at the post, as well as Confederate troops during the Civil War. Half of the post’s pre-1860 officers rose to the rank of general. 246pp with maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, near fine….85.00 SOLD

109) Sonnichsen, C.L. TEN TEXAS FEUDS  1957, 1st edition, Norman. Ten stories of vigilantes, vendettas and violence in Texas during the turbulent era of reconstruction: including the Regulators and Moderators; the Hoodoos, the Heel Flies, The Mob, the Boots, the Sandals and other organizations formed to settle intolerable conditions, old grievances, and personal assaults. 248pp w/notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…….55.00 SOLD

110) [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, there’s a ½ inch chip at top of spine, otherwise a very good copy…100.00

111) Thompson, Jerry TEJANO TIGER: Jose de los Santos Benavides and the Texas-Mexico Borderlands, 1823-18912017, 1st edition, Fort Worth.  Biography of “the single most important individual in the long and often violent history of Laredo, Texas. During his lifetime, five flags flew over the small community he called home…It was under the Confederate Flag in the disputed Texas-Mexico borderlands that Benavides reached the pinnacle of his military career as the highest-ranking Tejano in the entire Confederate army.” He later became an influential politician and held the distinction of being the only Tejano in the Texas legislature.” 412pp w/map, illus, bib, index. HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……….29.95

112) Thomason, John W., Jr. JEB STUART  1930, early reprint, NY. Exciting biography of a legendary Confederate General. 512pp w/maps, illustrations by the author. HB, spine sunned..….30.00 SOLD

113) Webb, Walter Prescott  THE TEXAS RANGERS: A Century of Frontier Defense 1935, 1st edition, 1st state [photo on page 565 mistakenly identifies Ray and Arch Miller as being the men on the right], Boston.  Jenkins, BTB, said this is the most important work on the Texas Rangers, and quotes Rupert Richardson, “Wisely conceived, profusely illustrated, and beautifully written, the book is a fitting monument to a great institution.”  584pp w/photos, biblio, index. HB/DJ (dust jacket is slightly edgeworn, now in protective cover) exceedingly scarce, especially with dust jacket……..350.00

An important study of early exploration in the Gulf of Mexico  - a trilogy
114) Weddle, Robert S. THE SPANISH SEA: The Gulf of Mexico in North American Discovery, 1500-1685  1985, 1st edition, College Station. This critically acclaimed work sheds new light on early exploration efforts by the Spanish in the Gulf of Mexico.  In this book, Weddle challenges assumptions that were based on inaccurate readings of medieval maps and navigational instruments. 457pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy…..85.00 SOLD
115) Weddle, Robert S. THE FRENCH THORN: Rival Explorers in the Spanish Sea, 1682-1762 1991, 1st edition, College Station. This volume details the intense competition and occasional collusion between French opportunists and the Spanish guardians of their vulnerable New World. “A thoughtful and lively work on Spanish-French adventures and misadventures…” 435pp w/maps, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy ……85.00
116) Weddle, Robert S. CHANGING TIDES: Twilight and Dawn in the Spanish Sea, 1763-1803 1995, 1st edition, College Station. This third volume discusses the series of territorial transfers that ended with the French withdrawing, and the Spanish and English both eagerly surveying their new territories. It concludes with Spain’s retrocession of Louisiana to France, and the immediate sale of that territory to the United States, a milestone toward the young nation’s concept of Manifest Destiny. 352pp w/maps, illustrations, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, fine copy ….65.00

117) Weddle, Robert S. THE WRECK OF THE BELLE, THE RUIN OF LA SALLE 2001, 1st edition, College Station. “Chronicles the explorer’s activities throughout his travels in North America, drawing on several unpublished sources to provide a more accurate picture of La Salle, both as private individual and as legendary explorer.” Weddle contends that La Salle and his associates suppressed other diarists and provided their own spin on their exploits in America. 327pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, as new……..35.00  SOLD

118) Wilson, R.L. THE WORLD OF BERETTA: An International Legend  2006, reprint edition, NJ. A history of the world’s oldest gunmaker, fully illustrated. 371pp w/illustrations, bibliography, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, very good……..35.00 SOLD

119 Wilson, R.L. THE PEACEMAKERS: Arms and Adventure in the American West  2004, reprint edition, NY.  “A definitive and lavishly illustrated book on the weaponry of the Old West, and its colorful and intriguing users.”  392pp w/illustrations, index. Oblong folio HB/DJ, fine copy…….32.50

120) Worcester, Don  THE TEXAS LONGHORN: Relic of the Past, Asset for the Future 1987, 1st edition, College Station. This brief and entertaining history of the Texas Longhorn details the development of the first distinct American breed of beef cattle. 97pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ….25.00 SOLD

121) [YOUNG COUNTY]  FORT BELKNAP: Frontier Saga—Indians, Negroes and Anglo-Americans on the Texas Frontier
by Barbara A. Neal Ledbetter. 1982, 1st edition, Austin.  A history of Fort Belknap, in Young County, that was one of a line of Texas forts in the mid-1800s.  Includes information on frontier race relations; Indian captives; also information on Fort Griffin, Mobeetie, and Tascosa in West Texas.  300ppw/maps, illus, notes, biblio, appendix, index. HB/DJ, near fine, very scarce…..325.00 SOLD

122) [YOUNG COUNTY] YOUNG COUNTY: History and Biography by Carrie J. Crouch. 1937, 1st edition, Dallas. Has articles covering the county’s early history, cattle ranching, outlaws and lawmen, Indian depredations, Civil War days, Fort Belknap, town histories, a section with family biographies. 343pp w/photos, endpaper map, biblio, index. HB/DJ………85.00

123) 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


CATALOG #266: March, 2017
 TEXANA/WESTERN AMERICANA:
  New, used and rare

1) Adams, Clarence S. FOR OLD TIMES’ SAKE 1980, 1st edition, Roswell. A collection of stories about homestead life in New Mexico during the Depression years. 144pp w/photos. HB maroon cloth w/ gilt decorations….25.00

2) Albers, E.G., Jr. THE LIFE AND REFLECTIONS OF A TEXAS RANGER  1998, 1st edition, Waco. Albers served as a Texas Ranger from 1961 until his retirement in 1974, serving with Co. “C” in Canyon, and Co. “E” in Midland. In this book he tells of some of the more interesting cases he worked.  130pp w/photos. HB/DJ, SIGNED…..45.00 SOLD

3) 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. 210pp w/photos.  HB/DJ, nice copy….85.00

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

5) Bedford, Hilory G. TEXAS INDIAN TROUBLES  2010, #200 of 254 copies of a limited edition reprint of the 1905 original, Copano Bay Press. Edited by Michelle M. Haas.  Many first-hand accounts of Indian atrocities and captivities, including Cynthia Ann Parker and her recapture; the Negro Britt family; Babb family massacre; Elm Creek fight; Big Foot Wallace; and much, much more—about thirty or more stories, many set in the North Texas and Knox county areas. From the author’s preface: “The main object of this book will be to place on record a correct history of the facts connected with, and the sacrifices made by, the early settlers in order to redeem this great land from the hands of the roving bands of Indians that had always occupied it and had done nothing to improve or develop it.” Says a lot.  231pp. HB/DJ, fine copy…….55.00

6) Bernstein, Patricia TEN DOLLARS TO HATE: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan  2017, 1st edition, College Station. Tells the story of the massive Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s, and of Dan Moody, the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully convict and jail Klan members. 368pp w/map, illus, notes, biblio, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies available]…..34.95

7) [BIG BEND]  TAMING THE BIG BEND:A History of the Extreme Western Portion of Texas From Fort Clark to El Paso by Mrs. O. L. Shipman. 1926, 1st edition, np. A fine account of the early Anglo settlement of the Big Bend region. In her preface, the author says, “This book contains sketches of some of the most vivid and dashing characters who had much to do with taming the Big Bend.” Her father was Texas Ranger Captain Pat Dolan “who lived on the frontier for seventy-five years and with remarkable clearness of mind recalls the stirring events of days gone by.” Jenkins, BTB: “She also quotes extensively from other pioneers and transients in the region, such as John L. Bullis, commander of Indian Scouts under Mackenzie; A. J. Fairmore and P. Bougad on the El Paso Salt War; Mexican outlaw Victor Ochoa; and Texas Ranger T. T. Cook. The work contains chapters on the early mail routes, the boundary commission, the camel experiment and transportation, the military posts, freighting, civil affairs, Indian Campaigns, the El Paso Salt War, Texas Ranger campaigns, ranching, outlaws, mining, and Mexican revolutionary activities after the turn of the century. This is followed by a section of sketches of early pioneer and ranching families." 215pp w/photos, foldout map tipped onto rear endpaper, index. HB/DJ- bound in original gilt-lettered purple cloth with two small scuffmarks, overall a very good copy of this extremely rare Big Bend history……1,050.00 SOLD
                7b) Another copy – Taming the Big Bend – 1926, 1st edition.  This copy very good condition, lacks map……..895.00

[NOTE: For more Big Bend titles see numbers 121 thru 131 at last page of  this catalog: “Journal of Big Bend Studies…”]

8) [BIG BEND] NATURE WATCH BIG BEND: A Seasonal Guide  by Lynne & Jim Weber. 2017, 1st edition, College Station. An information-packed, month-to-month guide to the wildlife, plants, and natural events that define the seasonal cycles in Big Bend National Park. 271pp w/photos, drawings, references, index. Flexbound, new [multiple copies available]…….24.95

9) [BIG BEND] DEATH IN BIG BEND: Real Stories of Death and Rescue in Big Bend National Park by Laurence Parent. 2010, 2nd printing, Houston. Tragedy strikes in the Big Bend through many avenues: heat strokes, drowning, falls, lightning, and even murder. 202pp w/photos. Softcover, new…..18.95

10) [BIG BEND] WHY THE RAVEN CALLS THE CANYON: Off the Grid in Big Bend Country by E. Dan Klepper. 2017, 1st edition, College Station. Klepper spent years maintaining the Fresno Ranch, an abandoned horse and mule operation located in a remote stretch of the Rio Grande bordering Mexico. In vivid images and well-considered prose, Klepper reflects on his experi-ences at the Ranch, “witnessing the unfolding of a natural world unfettered by the overpowering human footprint that has dominated so many of our remaining wild places.” Recommended for aficionados of photography, cultural and natural history enthusiasts, and fans of the Big Bend region and its austere beauty. 225pp w/photos, map, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [multi-copies] …49.95

11) [BIG BEND] CHRONICLES OF THE BIG BEND: A Photographic Memoir of Life on the Border by W.D. Smithers.1979, reprint, Madrona Press, Austin. Pancho Villa, bootleggers, curanderos and avisadores are among the intrigues of the Big Bend caught by Smithers’ camera in the early part of the 20th-century. 144pp. w/many period photos, map, index. Folio HB/DJ…30.00

12) Blaschke, Jayme Lynn INSIDE THE TEXAS CHICKEN RANCH: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse 2016, 1st printing, The History Press, Charleston. The author “delivers a fascinating, revelatory view of the Ranch that illuminates the truth and lies that surround this iconic brothel.” 334pp w/photos, notes, index. Trade paperback, new [multi-copies]…..24.99

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……45.00

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, SIGNED…….125.00

15) Brice, Donaly E.  THE GREAT COMANCHE RAID: Boldest Indian Attack of the Texas Republic  1987, 1st edition, Austin. Covers the 1840 depredations by Indians that began in the Texas Hill Country, continued in Victoria and Linnville, and ended with the Indian’s defeat at the Battle of Plum Creek. 122pp  w/maps, illus, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, near fine…….55.00
                15b) Another edition – The Great Comanche Raid – 3rd printing, HB/DJ, near fine……..30.00

16) Brown, John Henry  INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS  1988, facsimile edition limited to 750 copies, State House Press, Austin.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is Brown’s most important book and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early pioneers. The information was gathered over his entire fifty years in Texas, and the text was compiled shortly before his death. Although he felt his History of Texas was his major contribution, that work pales beside Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas for interest, information, and reliability.” 812pp w/illustrations, index. Folio HB blue cloth ….250.00 SOLD

17) Calvin, Ross  RIVER OF THE SUN: Stories of the Storied Gila  1946, 1st ed, Albuquerque.  Designed by Carl Hertzog.  Tales of people and events along Arizona and New Mexico’s storied  Gila River—explorers, floods, ranching, mining, Apaches, more. 153pp w/photos. HB, SIGNED…..30.00 SOLD

18) Cates, Ivan THE XIT RANCH: A Texas Legacy  2008, 1st edition, Channing. An interesting look at the massive ranch as it looks in the early part of the 21st century, and its history.  Nice photos! 88pp w/references. Trade paperback, SIGNED..35.00 SOLD

19) Clendenin, George COMMON RANGELAND PLANTS of WEST CENTRAL TEXAS  2016, 1st edition, College Station. “This field guide and management reference to the Concho River watershed of west central Texas offers general descriptions of more than 200 plant species, including  information about the plant’s growing period, growth form, livestock and wildlife value, and special management issues. Accompanying photographs give the reader an idea of what the plant looks like on the range and which identifiable features, such as flowers, fruit, or leaf shape, are most important to that particular plant.  Several experts also cover the use of fire and the management of deer, turkey, dove, and other wildlife in this region. Includes a discussion of noxious, invasive, and toxic plants; historical accounts of the region.”  590pp w/maps, illus, charts, appendices, index. Flexbound (with flaps), new [multi-copies available]……45.00

20) Clark, James A. & Michael T. Halbouty  SPINDLETOP  1952, 1st edition, NY. The true story of the 1901 oil discovery that changed the world.  306pp w/photos, appendices, index. HB/DJ edgeworn and chipped, now in protective cover…55.00

21) Dale, Edward Everett  THE RANGE CATTLE INDUSTRY: Ranching on the Great Plains from 1865 to 1925 1960, 1st printing of the new OU Press edition, Norman.  Reese, SIX SCORE: “A classic study of ranching on the Great Plains from 1865 to 1925. [Dale’s writings] were pioneering works in the historiography of the range cattle industry.”  216pp w/illustrations, maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good……50.00

22) Dale, Edward Everett COW COUNTRY 1968, reprint, Norman. Colorful stories about the cowboy and the cattle range. 258pp w/index. HB….20.00

23) DeShields, James T. THEY SAT IN HIGH PLACE: The Presidents and Governors of Texas 1940, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Lengthy sub-title: “The Presidents and Governors of Texas From the First American Chief Executive, 1835-36; Presidents of the Republic, 1836-46; and Governors of the State, 1846-1939.” Biographical. 484pp w/portraits, notes, index. HB/DJ, some light wear and one small tape repair to dust jacket, otherwise a very good copy……….165.00

24) Dixon, Olive K. LIFE OF BILLY DIXON: Plainsman, Scout and Pioneer  2005, reprint, Abilene. New intro by George B. Ward. Includes an account of the fights between Indians and buffalo hunters at Adobe Walls and at Buffalo Wallow for which Congress voted the Medal of Honor to the survivors.  258pp w/photos, index. Trade paperback , new…...18.95

25) Dobie, J. Frank THE FLAVOR OF TEXAS 1936, 1st edition, 2nd issue just jacket, Dallas. Illustrations by Alexandre Hogue.  A collection of stories that were originally published serially in the Fort Worth Press, featuring 16 of Dobie’s favorite episodes in Texas history.  287pp w/illustrations, index. HB/DJ (previous owner’s inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise a near fine copy) very scarce…………………….225.00
                25b) Another edition - The Flavor of Texas –1975, 2nd edition, published by Jenkins Publishing Co., Austin. HB/DJ..45.00 SOLD

26) Dobie, J. Frank TONGUES OF THE MONTE  1935, 1st edition, NY. Dobie recounts some time spent in the rugged badlands of northern Mexico. 301pp. A Dobie title that is hard to find in any edition. HB w/bright decorative cover lacking dust jacket, very good copy……….165.00

27) Ely, Glen Sample  THE TEXAS FRONTIER and the BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND MAIL, 1858-1861 2016, 1st edition, Norman. Tells the story of Texas’s antebellum frontier, from the Red River to El Paso, a raw and primitive country punctuated by chaos, lawlessness, and violence where settlers were left on their own to deal with vigilantes, lynchings, raiding Indians, and Anglo-American outlaws.  This is also the tale of the Butterfield Overland Mail, which carried passengers and mail through Texas. While it operated, the transcontinental mail line intersected and influenced much of Texas’s frontier history. 428pp w/maps, photos, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB/DJ, new [a few SIGNED copies available]……34.95

28) Emmett, Chris  SHANGHAI PIERCE: A Fair Likeness  1953, BOMC reprint, 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……22.50 SOLD

29) Erickson, John R.  CATCH ROPE: The Long Arm of the Cowboy  1994, 1st edition, Denton. An entertaining look at roping. 174pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……..30.00

30) Evans, Max  SUPER BULL: And Other True Escapades  1986, 1st edition, Albuquerque.  Introduction by Charles Champlin. Thirteen delightful stories about cowboys, hunting with dogs, film and horse racing personalities, and more. 187pp w/photos. HB/DJ, near fine copy…..30.00 SOLD

31) Ferguson, Wes THE BLANCO RIVER  2017, 1st edition, College Station. Photography by Jacob Croft Botter; foreword by Andrew Sansom.  For two years, Ferguson and Botter paddled, walked, and waded the Blanco. They have explored its history, people, wildlife, and the natural beauty that surprises everyone who experiences this river. Also, some insight into the damage done by the disastrous flood of 2015. 170pp w/maps, photos, index. Flexbound w/flaps, new [multiple copies available]……..24.95

32) Fleming, Elvis E. CAPTAIN JOSEPH C. LEA: From Confederate Guerrilla to New Mexico Patriarch  2002, 1st edition, Las Cruces. During the Civil War, Lea served with both Quantrill’s guerrillas, and with Shelby’s cavalry. After the War he settled in New Mexico’s Pecos Valley and helped develop Roswell. He was a force for peace during the Lincoln County War, and helped establish the county of Chaves. 260pp w/maps, photos, sources, index, genealogical chart. HB/DJ fine copy……35.00 SOLD

33) [FOARD COUNTY] THEY LOVED THE LAND: Foard County History by Bailey Phelps. TWO VOLUMES. Volume I 1969 with undated supplemental volume, both are 1st editions, Wichita Falls. 396/108pp w/photos, illustrations, map, pioneer biographies, family histories, more. Both volumes folio HB w/pictorial covers (Vol I. has some scuffing to the cover) the set=185.00

34) Frantz, Joe B. GAIL BORDEN: Dairyman to a Nation  1951, 1st edition, Norman. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is the most interesting of al Texas biographies, written about a man whose Horatio Alger success story made him so famous nationally that his large contributions to the creation and development of Texas were almost forgotten. This book won the 1951 Texas Institute of Letters award for the best Texas book of the year.”  310pp w/illus, bib., index. HB/DJ very good……..75.00 SOLD

35) Gaddy, Jerry J. [editor] TEXAS IN REVOLT: Contemporary Newspaper Account of the Texas Revolution  1973, 1st edition, Old Army Press, Ft. Collins.  Includes six full color paintings by J. Hefter, “the leading artist of this period.”  Accounts from around the nation that reported on the Revolution, from the Alamo to San Jacinto. 139pp w/sources. Folio HB/DJ (dust jacket slightly scuffed at edges)…….40.00 SOLD

36) [GARZA COUNTY] FOOT PRINTS: A History of Garza County and Its People  compiled and edited by Women’s Division of Post Chamber of Commerce. No date, 1st “Centennial Edition,” Post. 200pp w/photos, map, historical articles, family biographies, index. Folio HB red cloth w/gilt decorations…… 75.00

37) Gatewood, Jim  DECKER: A Biography of Sheriff Bill Decker of Dallas County, 1898-1970 2002, 3rd printing, Garland. Decker’s story involves many encounters with history – Bonnie and Clyde and other killers; Binion’s gambling empire; Ku Klux Klan activities; the “Dixie Mafia;” the JFK assassination; and so much more.  An interesting read! 407pp w/maps. Photos, index. HB/DJ, very good…….60.00

38) Gillett, James B. SIX YEARS WITH THE TEXAS RANGERS 1921, 1st edition, Von-Boeckmann-Jones Co., Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This is one of the finest personal memoirs of Texas Ranger service.” Gillett served with the Rangers from 1875 to 188i. Here he recounts his involvement in the Mason County War, the Horrell-Higgins Feud, rounding up of Sam Bass and his bunch, and other incidents. Gillett later became a successful rancher in Presidio County, Texas. 332pp with all 8 photo plates intact. HB green cloth w/gold embossed lettering, front hinge is starting to crack, otherwise a very good and sound copy, very scarce……275.00 SOLD

39) Gipson, Fred  THE HOME PLACE  1950, 1st edition, NY. Heart-warming novel set in the Texas Hill Country.  248pp.
HB/DJ showing edgewear, INSCRIBED/SIGNED……….95.00 SOLD

40) Glasscock, Lucille A TEXAS WILDCATTER: A Fascinating Saga of Oil  1952, 1st edition, Naylor Co., San Antonio. The story of Wildcatter Gus Glasscock, who participated in many of Texas’ oil booms around the state. 126pp w/photos. HB/DJ (dust jacket has two small chips, now in protective cover)…..40.00

CLASSIC YARNS by BEN K. GREEN
41) Green, Ben K. THE VILLAGE HORSE DOCTOR: West of the Pecos 1971, 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Lorence Bjorklund. 306pp.  HB/DJ, very good……..45.00
42) Green, Ben K. WILD COW TALES 1969, 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Lorence Bjorklund.  Author spins thirteen entertaining yarns about his adventures with wild steers. HB/DJ (dust jacket slightly edgeworn) very good………..45.00
43) Green, Ben K.  HORSE TRADIN’ 1969, 1st edition,, NY.  Twenty entertaining stories about horse tradin’ from the master yarn spinner.  HB/DJ (dust jacket slightly edgeworn) very good………40.00
44) Green, Ben K. SOME MORE HORSE TRADIN’ 1972, 1st edition, NY. Illustrated by Joe Beeler. 255pp. Entertaining yarns. HB/DJ very good copy……..40.00
NOTE: I have very good reprints of Green’s books – hardbacks in dust jackets – for $16.95 each—specify these if you don’t want first editions.

45) Greer, James K. [editor/biographer]  BUCK BARRY: Texas Ranger and Frontiersman  1978, revised edition limited to 1,000 copies, Waco [Possibly an overrun as the colophon page is not numbered or signed].  Biography of a Texas Ranger who fought in the Mexican War and later commanded the Texas Frontier Regiment against Indians on the frontier. He was later sheriff of Navarro County; then established his family on a cattle and horse ranch in Bosque County, where he was busy chasing and fighting Indian marauders. His recollections give one of the best accounts of frontier life in Texas.  254pp w/maps, illus, bib, index. HB/DJ….85.00

46) 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

47) Hagan, William T. QUANAH PARKER: Comanche Chief 1993, 1st edition, Norman. A well- balanced portrait of the great chief. 149pp w/photos, sources, index. HB/DJ…..35.00

48) Hale, Douglas THE THIRD TEXAS CAVALRY IN THE CIVIL WAR  1993, 1st edition, Norman. This famous fighting unit was recruited from 26 counties in northeastern Texas under Col. Elkanah Greer and eventually became part of Gen. Sul Ross’s brigade.  347pp w/maps, photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ very good….35.00

49) 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, very good copy, lacking dust jacket, INSCRIBED/SIGNED..195.00

50) 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
                50b) Another copy – Heraldry of the Range – 1949, 1st edition, HB brown cloth lacking dust jacket……...250.00

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.” 287pp w/ill, index. HB/DJ, INSCRIBED/SIGNED….165.00 SOLD

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 general 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 more. 350pp w/photos, appendices, index. HB/DJ (dj has tiny chips at edges, in protective cover) INSCRIBED/SIGNED..85.00 SOLD

53) Hardin, John Wesley  THE LIFE OF JOHN WESLEY HARDIN  1972, reprint, Western Frontier Library, OU Press, Norman..  Autobiography of one of the West’s most notorious gunfighters who killed his first man in 1868 at the age of fifteen.  Ramon Adams, in SIX-GUNS, had nice things to say about this book, and complimented the author on having correct names and dates. 154pp w/illus. HB/DJ…….22.50

54) Harwell, Thomas Fletcher  EIGHTY YEARS UNDER THE STARS AND BARS: Including Biographical Sketches of 100 Confederate Soldiers I Have Known  1947, 1st edition, Kyle.  Biographical sketches of Confederate veterans the author interviewed, plus a history of Camp Ben McCulloch of the United Confederate Veterans’ Organization (Hays County). 107pp w/photos, index. Softcover….45.00

55) Hendrix, John IF I CAN DO IT HORSEBACK: A Cow-Country Sketchbook 1964, 1st edition, 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….35.00 SOLD

56) Hickey, Michael M.  THE COWBOY CONSPIRACY TO CONVICT THE EARPS  1994, 1st edition, Honolulu.  Presents the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral chronologically. Includes eyewitness testimony; a time and motion study; how the event took place; the conspiracy to convict the Earps; Tom McLaury's actions during the street fight; sketches of Camillus S. Fly, the Tombstone photo-grapher; and a tribute to Wyatt Earp biographers Stuart N. Lake and Glenn G. Boyer. 151pp w/bibliography. Folio softcover w/flaps…….35.00 SOLD

57) 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

58) 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

59) Howard, Helen Addison SAGA OF CHIEF JOSEPH  1965, 2nd revised edition, Caxton Printers, LTD., Caldwell. Maps and illustrations by George D. McGrath. The life story of the Chief of the Nez Perces and their dramatic and futile struggle for freedom.  399pp w/maps, illus, biblio, index. HB/DJ very good………..30.00

60) Hunter, J. Marvin [editor/publisher] THE BLOODY TRAIL IN TEXAS: Sketches and Narratives of Indian Raids and Atrocities on Our Frontier  1966, 2nd edition, Bandera.  A collection of the more notable firsthand accounts of Indian atrocities and fights that occurred on the Texas frontier, from stories first published in Frontier Times Magazine.  190pp. Softcover, front free endpaper has a few tiny bug bites, otherwise a very good copy…….40.00 SOLD

61) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy]  LONG WAY TO TEXAS  1976, 1st edition, NY.184pp.  HB/DJ, fine copy…65.00

62) Kelton, Elmer [writing as Lee McElroy]  EYES OF THE HAWK  1981, 1st edition, NY. 182pp. HB/DJ, fine copy….45.00

63) Kinch, Sam & Stuart Long  ALLAN SHIVERS: The Pied Piper of Texas Politics  1973, 1st edition, Austin. Recounts the circumstances that broke the Democrat’s hold on the South for the first time.  Includes interviews with Shivers, Lyndon Johnson. 247pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ (jacket slightly worn)……..25.00 SOLD

64) [KNOX COUNTY, TEXAS] KNOX COUNTY HISTORY circa 1978, 2nd edition, Haskell. The book’s contents are sectioned by community, with a historical essay on the community’s background, then biographical sketches of each community’s residents. 364pp w/photos.  HB/no dust jacket as issued………45.00

65) Krueger, Max Amadeus Paulus SECOND FATHERLAND: The Life and Times of a German Immigrant 1976, 1st  printing of the revised edition, College Station. Edited and with an introduction by Marilyn McAdams Sibley.  The author recalls, among other things, the murderous “Helena Duel”, brutal Indian massacres, a cattleman’s war, and the thrills of a mustang or buffalo hunt. 161pp w/illus, map, index.  HB/DJ, nice copy…30.00

66) [LAMPASAS COUNTY, TEXAS]  RELIGHTING LAMPLIGHTS OF LAMPASAS COUNTY, TEXAS by Jonnie Elzner.  A history.  1974, 1st edition, np. Historical chapters; early pioneers; town and community histories; disasters; much more.  331pp w/maps, photos, appendices. HB red cloth, INSCRIBED/SIGNED……..50.00

67) [LEA, TOM] THE ART OF TOM LEA 1989, 1st edition, College Station.  Compiled by Kathleen G. Hjerter, with an introduction by William Weber Johnson; a new.  This volume makes available, in black and white and full-color reproductions, the full range of Lea’s work. 256pp w/index.  Oblong folio HB/DJ, fine copy…80.00 SOLD
                67b) Another edition-The Art of Tom Lea-2003, Memorial Edition, afterword by Becky Duval Reese. HB/DJ, fine…54.00

68) [LYNN COUNTY] GRASSROOTS UPSIDE DOWN: A History of Lynn County, Texas by Frank P. Hill & Pat Hill Jacobs.  1986, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by David J. Murrah. Prehistory; the ranchers; the settlers; railroads; many biographical sketches.  420pp w/photos, map, bibliography, index. HB brown cloth w/decorated cover, SIGNED by Jacobs.…..135.00

69) [MARTIN COUNTY]  MARTIN COUNTY: The First Thirty Years by Fay Eidson Smithson and Pat Wilkinson Hull.  1970, 1st edition, Hereford.  Early history; county organization; cattle drives;  tall tales; family biographies,  much more.  295pp w/photos, index. Folio HB w/pictorial cover……60.00 SOLD

70) [MARTIN COUNTY] MARTIN COUNTY, TEXAS: Its Land and Its People, 1881-1978 by the Martin County Historical Commission. 1979, 1st limited edition of 1250 copies, Stanton.  Historical articles, early development, community histories, 200 pages of family histories, cemetery inventories, much more. 544pp w/maps, photos, appendix, index. Folio HB maroon leather w/gold decorations, very good copy……100.00

71) McCaffrey, James M. (editor) SURROUNDED BY DANGERS OF ALL KINDS: The Mexican War Letters of Lieutenant Theodore Laidley 1997, 1st edition, Denton.  Laidley, a graduate of West Point, wrote his father in Virginia, and his letters “reveal the horrors of the battlefield, his low opinion of volunteer soldiers, the jealousy over promotions within the officer corps, and continued concerns over his own physical and spiritual health.”  He landed at Veracruz in March 1847, and wound up with the occupation forces in Mexico City at the war’s end.  HB/DJ, as new....27.95

72) McCarty, John L. ADOBE WALLS BRIDE: The Story of Billy and Olive King Dixon  1956, 2nd printing, Naylor Co., San Antonio. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. This story of the famous buffalo hunter and scout and his wife came mostly from interviews with Mrs. Dixon. 281pp w/photos, notes, biblio, index.  HB/DJ (dust jacket worn, chipped, now in protective cover)…30.00 SOLD

73) McCauley, J.E. A STOVE-UP COWBOY’S STORY 1965, facsimile reprint of the original, SMU Press, Dallas.  Designed by Carl Hertzog. Introduction by John A. Lomax. Drawings by Tom Lea. Reese, SIX SCORE: “One of the most forceful and expressive autobiographies of the range country. .Dobie liked its ‘uncommon saltiness of speech.’”  73pp w/ill. HB/DJ (dust jacket has one-inch chip, otherwise a very good copy)….30.00

74) McFarlan, Allan A. [EDITOR]  AMERICAN INDIAN LEGENDS  1968, “Collector’s Edition”, Easton Press. Illustrated by Everett Gee Jackson. A large collection of fascinating, traditional Native American folktales from the writings of Henry R. Schoolcraft, George Bird Grinnell, Franz Boaz, and others. 406pp/ HB bound in red leather, very good…….35.00 SOLD

75) McMillen, Sally G. MOTHERHOOD IN THE OLD SOUTH: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infant Rearing  1990, 1st edition, Baton Rouge. Looks at the childbearing and rearing responsibilities that consumed the lives of women in the Old South from 1800 to 1860. 237pp w/notes, references index. HB/DJ…..18.00

76) 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

77) Meinzer, Wyman (photography) and Ray Sasser (text)  TEXAS QUAIL 1997, 1st edition, Dallas. Meinzer’s photos and Sasser’s text.  “Includes almost 250 of Meinzer's photographs of the hunt and the hunting industry that has spring up around it.”  There are also some paintings by sporting artists John Cowan, Robert Abbett, Herb Booth, and others. 156pp. Oblong folio, HB/DJ, SIGNED by Meinzer……55.00

78) Mersfelder, L.C. Larry COWBOY-FISHERMAN-HUNTER: True Stories of the Great Southwest  1941, 1st edition, Kansas City.  True tales of the open country of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico set in the 1930s and 40s.  271pp  w/many photos. HB/DJ, nice……….35.00

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

80) Metz, Leon THE SHOOTERS 1995, reprint, Mangan Books, El Paso.  “This unique chronicle depicts rare, historical and true accounts of notorious gunmen.” Billy the Kid, Black Jack Ketchum, Pat Garrett, Dallas Stoudenmire, King Fisher, Chisum, Clay Allison, John Larn, and many others are profiled. 300pp w/bibliography.  HB/DJ, very good copy, SIGNED ……..30.00

81) Michno, Gregory THE SETTLER’S WAR: The Struggle for the Texas Frontier in the 1860s  2011, 1st edition, Caldwell.  “In the 1860s, the targets of the Comanches, Kiowas and Apaches were usually the homesteaders on the Texas frontier. The majority of killings were done by Indians on unsuspecting white families. But their story is seldom told—a tale of white victims is not a popular one today.” This book does a great job of recounting that era’s violence, revealing 150 Indian depredations most historians chose to overlook. 448pp w/maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, new [multiple copies]……………24.95
82b) Another copy – The Settler’s War –2011, 1st edition, variant binding in trade paperback, new………...19.95

83) [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………….30.00

84) Moore, Ben, Sr. BUTTERFIELD: 7 Years With the Indians  1945, 1st edition, O’Donnell. The Rev. A. E. Butterfield was a great nephew of the Butterfield Stage and Mail route founder.  In this book he relates his experiences as a missionary on the Indian Reservations in what is now Oklahoma. Info on Quanah Parker, Geronimo, Butterfield, more. 131pp w/photos. HB………...50.00

85) Moss, William Paul ROUGH AND TUMBLE: The Autobiography of a West Texas Judge 1954, 1st edition, NY. The story of a Tennessee farm boy who became a Texas judge, cattleman, rancher and oilman in the Odessa area. 177pp w/photos. HB/DJ (dust jacket edgeworn and chipped, now in protective cover) INSCRIBED/SIGNED….45.00 SOLD

86) Murphy, Lawrence R. [editor] INDIAN AGENT IN NEW MEXICO: Wm. Arny’s Journal, 1870 1967, limited to 750 copies. Murphy kept a diary when he rode trails in New Mexico to visit every Indian tribe and pueblo. 62pp w/tipped in portrait and index.  Small HB/DJ, SIGNED by publisher, Jack Rittenhouse….35.00 SOLD

87) Neeley, Bill  QUANAH PARKER and HIS PEOPLE 1986, 1st edition, Slaton. Foreword by Claire Kuehn. A good biography of the last war chief of the Comanche Indians.  212pp w/photos, Parker family tree, notes, biblio., index. HB, red leather binding w/gilt lettering, SIGNED….65.00

88) 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/DJ (dust jacket edgeworn, chipped in protective cover)….35.00

89) Oberste, William H. TEXAS IRISH EMPRESARIOS AND THEIR COLONIES: Power & Hewetson, McMullen & McGloin, Refugio-San Patricio 1973, 2nd edition, Austin.  Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS,  #156: “This is the best account of the early Irish settlements in Texas…The settlements were made as a result of colonization contracts made in the 1820s by the Mexican government….Oberste also provides a fine narrative of the role of the Irish in the Texas Revolution and the Texas Republic.”  An important contribution to the history of  Texas’ early colonization.  310pp w/illustrations, foldout maps, appendices, index. HB/DJ, nice clean copy-- long out-of-print and very scarce, SIGNED…..200.00 [signed copies are uncommon!] SOLD

90) Ornduff, Donald R. THE HEREFORD IN AMERICA: A Compilation of Historic Facts About the Breed’s Background and Bloodlines  1969, 3rd edition, Kansas City. “An epic account of the breed’s rise from humble beginnings to a position of unquestioned predominance.” 500pp w/illus, map, appendices, index. HB………30.00 SOLD

91) Parks, Aline & Dudley Cramer [editors] EARLY RANCHING IN WEST TEXAS  1986, limited edition of 1,000 copies, Snyder. A combined printing of two earlier books published in 1971 & 1972 by the Snyder Unit of the Ranch Headquarters Association: First Cattlemen on the Lower Plains of West Texas, and Early Ranching and Water Sources in West Texas. Includes profiles of many West Texas ranches and ranchers, including the NUN, Mooar Brothers and Shannon, Bush and Tillar’s Triangle, Pyron Ranch, George Elkins, Spur, the 24, John B. Slaughter and the Long S, and others. 110pp w/photos, endpaper maps, index.  Folio HB w/pictorial cover, scarce…..50.00 SOLD

92) Patterson, C.L. SENSATIONAL TEXAS MANHUNT 1939, 1st ed, San Antonio. Chronicles the 1901 manhunt in South Texas for Gregorio Cortez after he killed two peace officers. Includes a chapter on John Wesley Hardin.30pp. Softcover……35.00

93) [REAGAN COUNTY] THE REAGAN COUNTY STORY: A History of Reagan County 1974, 1st edition, Seagraves. 276pp w/map, photos, pioneer biographies by community, index. Includes a section on the boomtown Texon. Folio HB….85.00

94) Richardson, Rupert Norval THE COMANCHE BARRIER TO SOUTH PLAINS SETTLEMENT: A Century and a Half of Savage Resistance to the Advancing White Frontier  1996, reprint, Eakin Press, Austin. Edited and with notes by Kenneth R. Jacobs; a new introduction by A.C. Greene. A scholarly and readable account of the Comanche Indians and their resistance to white settlement. Considered by many to be the most comprehensive of any study yet done. 253pp w/photos, maps, bibliography, index. Folio HB/no dj as issued, as new………29.95

95) Rios, John F. [editor] READINGS ON THE ALAMO  1987, 1st edition, NY. A collection of writings about the Alamo with excerpts from many authors, including Davy Crockett’s diaries, William Travis’s letters and proclamations; General Santa Anna’s plea for mercy; and several known historians who have written much about the Alamo.368pp w/illus. HB/DJ, SIGNED….30.00 SOLD

96) Rister, Carl Coke COMANCHE BONDAGE: Beale’s Settlement of Dolores and Sarah Horn’s Narrative of Her Captivity 1955, 1st edition, Glendale. Jenkins, BTB (p. 468): “Rister’s Comanche Bondage relates to the outpost of Beales Colony and to the more specific captivity of Sarah Ann Horn, including a complete annotated reprint of A Narrative of the Captivity of Mrs. Horn, and Her Two Children, with Mrs. Harris, by the Comanche Indians [published in 1839].” In the first section of the book, Rister traces the short-lived attempt by Beale to found a settlement in the heart of Comanche country on Las Moras Creek in South Texas in 1834. 210pp w/illustrations, map, notes, biblio, index, HB/DJ (some tiny chips at edges of dust jacket)……….110.00 SOLD
                96b) Another copy – Comanche Bondage – 1955, 1st edition, HB lacks dust jacket……………………85.00

97) 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. 190pp w/photos. Hardback--green cloth with black lettering—very good copy……….250.00 SOLD

98) Roberts, Mrs. D.W.  A WOMAN’S REMINISCENCES OF SIX YEARS IN CAMP WITH THE TEXAS RANGERS 
1928, 1st edition, Austin. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “Known as the ‘Assistant Commander’ of Company D, [Mrs. Roberts] was in the field with her husband during most of his time of service. Her memoirs are full of incidents of tent life in West Texas, and include some photographs of the Rangers in the field and in camp.” Those seven photographs were taken by M.C. Ragsdale, of San Angelo, in 1878.  Contents: A Ranger’s Bride; Camp at Menard; Pay Day; A Tour of Duty in South Texas; Camp on San Saba; Camp on the Llano River near Junction City; New Mexico; An Adventure Near Nogales; Reunion of the Rangers at Menard; Our Golden Wedding. 64pp. Softcover, nice copy, very scarce……200.00 SOLD

99) Rose, Victor THE TEXAS VENDETTA or, The Sutton-Taylor Feud 1956 reprint of the rare 1880 original, this printing by Ed Bartholomew’s Frontier Press of Texas, Houston.  Adams, SIX-GUNS: “..gives some information on the Sutton-Taylor feud not found elsewhere.”  69pp plus 16 photos from the Rose Collection.  HB…….45.00

100) Rye, Edgar THE QUIRT AND THE SPUR: Vanishing Shadows of the Texas Frontier 2000, reprint, Lubbock. A new introduction by Ty Cashion; afterword by Charles E. Linck, Jr. Stories about the wild days of buffalo hunting and Indian fighting on the Plains; much on ranching around Fort Griffin and Albany in Shackelford County, more. 372pp w/illus. Trade paperback...17.95

101) Sansom, Andrew  & William E. Reaves OF TEXAS RIVERS & TEXAS ART  2017, 1st edition, College Station. This book showcases some of the finest contemporary river art, featuring many Texas artists. 157pp w/map, illus.  Folio HB/DJ, new [multi-copies available]……..35.00

102) Shaw, Charles INDIAN LIFE IN TEXAS 1987, 1st edition, Austin. Foreword by James A. Michener. Pen-and-ink illustrated narrative that depicts the life and customs of Texas Indians: Apaches, Comanches, Caddoes, Karankawas, others. A second section gives a black & white photo essay by Reagan Bradshaw depicting Indians in a modern environment. 204pp. Folio HB/DJ....50.00

103) Sitton, Thad  BACKWOODSMEN: Stockman and Hunters Along A Big Thicket River Valley  1995, 1st edition, Norman. An interesting and detailed social history of the back-country hunters and woodsmen of the Neches River area in Southeastern Texas. 310pp w/photos, map, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ…….45.00 SOLD

104) Spence, Vernon Gladden  JUDGE LEGETT OF ABILENE: A Texas Frontier Profile  1977, 1st edition, College Station. Legett began his law practice in Buffalo Gap in 1879, then moved on to Abilene where he represented buffalo hunters, bone collectors, cattlemen, farmers and other frontier folks. He became an active participant in the development of Abilene. 264pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good copy …….25.00 SOLD

105) Spencer, Elma Dill Russell GREEN RUSSELL AND GOLD  1966, 1st edition, Austin. Sketches and maps by Ben Carlton Mead.  The odyssey of the Russell brothers, 19th century prospectors and miners, who moved with the frontier as it followed fresh discoveries of gold from Georgia to Colorado to California.  239pp w/illus, maps, genealogical tables, bib, index. HB/DJ..35.00

106) Stephens, Robert W. WALTER DURBIN: Texas Ranger and Sheriff  1970, 1st edition, Clarendon.  Durbin was a Texas Ranger in the famous Frontier Battalion in the 1880s under Captain George H. Schmitt. 174pp w/photos, bibliography, index. HB/DJ, very good…………75.00

107) Stubbendieck, James, et al GRASSES OF THE GREAT PLAINS 2017, 1st edition, College Station. “This comprehensive guide, written by three grass specialists, is an invaluable tool for identification of the approximately 450 species of grasses that occur on the Great Plains. In each description, the authors cover distribution, habitat, forage value, and toxicity and include a detailed black-and-white illustration of the grass as well as a range map.  736pp w/maps, drawings, bibliography, index. HB w/pictorial cover, new [multiple copies available]…….49.95

108) Taylor, Joe f. [editor] THE INDIAN CAMPAIGN ON THE STAKED PLAINS, 1874-1875   1962, 1st edition, Canyon.  Military correspondence concerning the Red River War on the Llano Estacado. Includes a  section on Medal of Honor winners, pp 223-236. The last section gives details about Indian prisoners held at Fort Marion in Florida from 1875-77.368pp w/notes, appendix, bibliography, index. Large folded map (22X30) of “Parts of Kansas, Indian Territory, Texas and New Mexico, 1875” laid in. HB green leather with gold lettering, scarce….225.00

109) Terrell, John Upton THE PLAINS APACHE  1975, 1st edition, NY. “This is the story of 300 years of pageantry and violence of the notorious Plains Apache…” 244pp w/maps, bibliography, index. HB/DJ……..25.00

110) [TOM GREEN COUNTY] THE CONCHO COUNTRY by Gus Clemens.  1981, 1st edition, San Angelo.  An excellent history of the region in West Texas drained by the three Concho Rivers, with its central focus being around San Angelo and Tom Green County: the Spaniards; horse Indians; emigrants; Civil War and settlement; Fort Concho; frontier military; ranching, farming; the oil boom; more. 232pp w/maps, photos, bib, index. Folio HB/DJ, SIGNED………………………………………85.00
                110b) Another edition – The Concho Country – 3rd edition (“Ethicon Edition”)…HB……………………..45.00

111) ]TOM GREEN COUNTY] SAN ANGELO MARCHES ON! Compiled by Mrs. Ruth McCauley Thorne. 1940, 1st edition, San Angelo. A tribute to the many men and women who were instrumental in the development of San Angelo. Includes portraits and brief info on many of those movers and shakers. 108pp. Flexible cloth, purple w/gold lettering….95.00

112) [UPTON COUNTY.] McCAMEY: Child of Black Gold circa 1975, 1st edition, np. Includes “Early History” by Mrs. Joe E. Conger, and more historical articles by various contributors. 96pp w/photos.  Folio HB w/decorated cover.......45.00

113) 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/DJ vg....25.00 SOLD

114) Wallace, Ernest [editor] RANALD S. MACKENZIE’S OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO TEXAS
TWO VOLUMES, 1965/1966, 1st printings by Museum Journal, Lubbock. Vol. I covers the years 1871-1873; Vol. II = 1873-1879. Mackenzie was the noted Indian fighter who is credited with bringing an end to the Comanche atrocities in West Texas. 
HB/DJ, scarce, two volume set = 185.00 SOLD

115) Weddle, Robert S. THE SAN SABA MISSION: Spanish Pivot in Texas 1964, 1st edition, Austin.  A detailed history of the old mission that was established in 1757 with its ruins still visible at the golf course near Menard, Texas. Jenkins, BASIC TEXAS BOOKS: “This study is well-organized…and gives a coherent tale of one spot in the Southwest, a key in an international struggle for mastery of the continent.” He also points out that Weddle  has debunked the mythology of the silver mines of which so much has been written, and tells the history of the project in “the context of the Spanish objectives in the New World,” which was to convert the Plains Indians as a means of pacifying and controlling them. HB/DJ (dust jacket creased, edgeworn in protective cover..60.00

116) White, Benton R. THE FORGOTTEN CATTLE KING 1986, 1st edition, College Station. Biography of F.G. Oxsheer, a West Texas cattleman who at one time owned a network of ranches that stretched from Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle into northern Mexico. 138pp w/photos, maps, appendix, bibliography, index.  HB/DJ, very good….45.00

117) 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

118) Wilson, Jane Adeline A Thrilling Narrative of the Sufferings of JANE ADELINE WILSON During Her Captivity Among the COMANCHE INDIANS 1971, limited edition reprint of the original edition circa 1854, Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield. #320 of 402 copies. Introduction by Glenn Williams. Mrs. Wilson tells of her captivity when she was captured by Comanches near Phantom Hill military Post in North Texas. 28pp w/illustrations. HB green cloth w/gilt lettering, in original unprinted jacket.165.00 SOLD

119) Wilson, Maurine T. & Jack Jackson  PHILIP NOLAN AND TEXAS: Expeditions to the Unknown Land, 1791-1901 1987, 1st edition, Waco. Philip Nolan was among the first Americans to push westward into Spanish Texas to trade illegally in horses. This book explores Nolan’s background, and his reasons for coming to Texas and the Spanish borderlands. This edition is an expanded version of Ms. Wilson’s unpublished Master’s Thesis she did in 1932 at the University of Texas. 189pp w/maps, illustrations, map appendix, index. HB/DJ, as new………35.00 SOLD

JOURNAL OF BIG BEND STUDIES: Back issues I still have available  (each issue contains 8 to 10 articles, of which I’ll describe only a couple or three to give you an idea what’s in them):
120) Volume III, 1991: “The San Vicente Rain Dance” by Elton Miles; An Interview With Eve Ball” by Lawrence Clayton; “Terlingua Abaja” by Albert B. Tucker; more……35.00 SOLD
121) Volume 11, 1999: “Archeological Data Recovery from A 9,000 Year-old Site in the Chisos Basin” by Thomas Alex; Fort Duncan: Frontier Outpost on the Rio Grande” by Al Kinsall; “Pushing the Mules Through Guadalupe Pass: Pinery Station on the Butterfield Overland Mail” by James Matthews; more…..25.00
122) Volume 12, 2000: “Fire-Cracked Rock Features and the Tentative Identification of Mescalero Apache sites, Hudspeth County” by Regge Wiseman;  “The Peyote Religion and Mescalero Apache” by Stacy Schaefer; “American Red Cross Activities at the Battle of Ojinaga, Dec. 1913-Jan 1914” by Glenn Willeford; more……25.00
123) Volume 13, 2001: “Hispanic Texas Rangers Contribute to Peace on the Texas Frontier, 1838-1880” by David Screws; “The Great Chihuahuan Cattle Drive of 1868” by Douglas Travers; “Violent times along New Mexico’s Trans-Pecos Frontier: by Stephen Bogener; “The Madero Revolution and the Bloody Bend” by Earl Elam; more……25.00
124) Volume 16, 2004: “Black Slaves in Northern New Spain” by John Franco; “Aguaverde: A Forgotten Presidio of the Line, 1773-1781” by Solveig A. Turpin & Herbert E. Eling. “Build a Railroad and they Will Come” by Gerald G. Raun”; more….25.00
125) Volume 17, 2005: “Prehistoric Ritual Destruction of Some Lower Pecos River Style Pictographs…” by Timothy Roberts; The Fort McKavett Community in 1889” by Gloria Duarte; “The El Paso Salt War” by Paul Cool; more……………25.00
126) Volume 18, 2006: “Transient Clergy in the Trans-Pecos Area, 1848-1892” by Robert E. Wright; “The Madero Revolution” by Gerald G. Raun; “An Update: The Great Chihuahua Cattle Drive of 1868”; more………………………………………25.00
127) Volume 20, 2008: “The Peyote Trade of the Texas Borderlands…” by Martin Terry; “The Jess Evans Gang and the Death of Texas Ranger George R. Bingham” by Chuck Parsons; “Psychology of Rock Art” by Andrea Powers; more….25.00
128) Volume 21, 2009: “Skullduggery at Spencer’s Ranch: Civil War Intrigue in West Texas” by Glen Sample Ely; “Englishmen, Railroads and the San Carlos Coal Mine” by Glenn Justice; “African-American Del Rio” by Doug Braudaway; more……25.00
129) Volume 22, 2010: “ ‘We Have Fingers Crossed’: Mining in Big Bend’s Fresno Canyon” by Cynthia A. Brandimarte; “ ‘Big Bend Bold’ Pictographs…” by Timothy E. Roberts; “The Five-Year White Elephant: Building the Indian Lodge”; more….25.00
130) Volume 23, 2011: “Murder at Seminole” by Glenn P. Willeford; “The Marfa-Terlingua Freight Road” by Lonn Taylor…25.00 
131) Volume 24, 2012: “Northern Chihuahuan Desert Borderlands Ecosystems and Rare Natural Resources…” by John P. Karges; Splashdown in the Rio Grande: The 1911 Flight of Lt. Benjamin Fouts…” by John M. Hutchins; more……..25.00