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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24) Cook, James H. FIFTY YEARS ON THE OLD FRONTIER: As Cowboy, Hunter, Guide, Scout, and Ranchman  1957, 1st printing of the new edition, Norman. A new foreword by J. Frank Dobie; intro by Brigadier-General Charles King, U.S.V. Dobie, LIFE AND LITERATURE: “Cook came to Texas soon after the close of the Civil War and became a brush popper on the Frio River.  Nothing better on cow work in the brush country and trail-driving in the seventies has appeared.” A western frontier narrative with much on cowboys, outlaws, and the Indian wars. The author participated in the cowboy gunfight with New Mexico lawman Elfega Baca and gives a good account of that incident. 253pp w/photos, index.  HB/DJ….40.00 SOLD

25) Custer, Elizabeth Bacon TENTING ON THE PLAINS  1889, 2nd edition, Charles L. Webster and Co., NY.  The wife of General George A. Custer writes of the life she and her husband shared during the twelve years she followed him from post to post as an army wife. These stories deal mostly with the post-Civil War period when General Custer was stationed first in Texas and later on the Kansas frontier. 702pp w/maps, illus. HB, decorated green cloth cover w/Crossed Cavalry & 7th regiment Guidons…100.00

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

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

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

29) Erwin, Allen A.  THE SOUTHWEST OF JOHN HORTON SLAUGHTER, 1841-1922 1965, 1st edition, Glendale. Forwards by Ramon F. Adams and William McLeod Raine. Slaughter was a pioneer cattleman and trail-driver of Texas and Arizona, and sheriff of Tombstone. Associates of the lawman/rancher included Big Foot Wallace, Ben Thompson, James H., Cook, The Earps, Tom Horn, Al Sieber, the Apache Kid, Geronimo, Pancho Villa, just to name a few.  The index looks like a virtual “Who’s Who” of Old West characters. 368pp w/photos, foldout map, biblio, index. HB/DJ, very good copy….250.00 SOLD

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

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

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

33) Frost, H. Gordon & John H. Jenkins “I’M FRANK HAMER” The Life of a Texas Peace Officer 1968, 1st edition, Austin. Hamer’s career as a lawman was blistered with bullets and violence.  He led the chase that ended in the demise of Bonnie and Clyde. 305pp w/photos, notes, bibliography, index. HB/DJ (dj has slight edgewear) overall very good copy……..165.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

49) Haley, J. Evetts FORT CONCHO and the TEXAS FRONTIER  2006, 2nd edition limited to 1000 copies, West Texas Legacy Press, Midland. This edition with a new introduction by Elmer Kelton; new foreword by Mike Cox; original illustrations by H.D. Bugbee; and original typography designed by Carl Hertzog.  Haley’s classic history of  the frontier military outpost and the West Texas country that surrounds it. Chapters on the Great Comanche War Trail; the stage-coach mail; founding and building of Fort Concho; Mackenzie and his Indian campaigns; Grierson and Shafter; “Nolan’s Lost Nigger Expedition;” racial troubles on the Conchos; transportation and supply; everyday life at the post; and much more. 352pp w/maps, illus, index. HB/DJ, fine copy, SIGNED by Elmer Kelton……125.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

62) [JEFF DAVIS COUNTY]  JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS by Lucy Miller Jacobson & Mildred Bloys Nored. 1993,
1st edition, Fort Davis. A massive, detailed history of this Trans-Pecos border county from prehistoric to present times: Espejo Expedition; Fort Davis; Civil War days; Victorio campaign; Jesse Evans gang, and other outlaws; cattle and ranching; much more. 676pp w/many photos, endpaper maps, many family histories chronologically by era, notes, bibliography, index. Folio HB, SIGNED by both authors………190.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

75) Lasater, Laurence M. THE LASATER PHILOSOPHY OF CATTLE RAISING 1972, 1st trade edition, El Paso. Designed by Carl Hertzog.  Author explains in detail the “Six Essentials” for successful cattle raising laid down by his father, Tom Lasater. 69pp w/photos, index. HB/DJ, very good…..75.00
                75b) Another edition –The Lasater Philosophy of Cattle Raising –1972, 3rd edition. HB/DJ, SIGNED…….45.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

84) Murphy, Audie  TO HELL AND BACK 1949, 1st edition, NY. Murphy recounts his personal experiences in the foxholes and dugouts of World War II. He fought campaigns in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany to become America’s most decorated War hero ever, including winning the Medal of Honor. While still under the age of twenty-one, he was officially credited with having killed, captured, or wounded 240 Germans. 274pp. HB black cloth w/red spine, lacking dust jacket, top of spine has pulled, otherwise a very good copy……..45.00 SOLD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


      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