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Basic Texas Books

Basic Texas Books

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1 A TEXAS SCRAP-BOOK. Made Up of the History, Biography, & Miscellany of Texas & Its People.
N. Y. A. S. Barnes & Co. 1875 1st. Cloth Very Good None 
Rebound with original green cloth laid down on green library cloth, gilt lettering on spine, 657 pp., frontis. of Stephen F. Austin inside front cover, 33 illus., index. Large (2.5"x4") faded area on rear cover. New endpapers & the very last page is a copy. Contains 315 essays, biographies, memoirs, and articles on almost every aspect of Texas history. Basic Tx. Bks#5-"...still a highly useful resource on early Texas." C.W. Raines called it "an invaluable book of references as to informatiion about Texas." Together with Morrison-INDEX TO A TEXAS SCRAP BOOK. Ltd. 300c, 1984 (#25127). 
Price: 450.00 USD
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2 VISIT TO TEXAS Being the Journal of a Traveler Through Those Parts Most Interesting to American Settlers, with Descriptions of the Scenery &C. &C.
Austin Steck Co. 1952 Cloth Fine Slipcase 
Cloth, boxed, 264 pp. plus Meteorological Journal, fold out map. Facs. reprod. of 1834 first edition. Basic Tx. Bks #209(b)-one of the most important accounts of Texas during a critical period. Presents a vivid picture of the country and its resources. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Alessio Robles, Vito. COAHUILA Y TEXAS. Desde la consumacion de la Independencia hasta el Tratado de Paz de Guadalupe Hidalgo.
Mexico Ed. Porrua 1979 2nd Ed. Stiff Wrs. Fine 
2 volumes, 542 + 540 pp., maps, illus., index. Basic Tx. Books #1- History of Texas as a Spanish province & state from the Mexican viewpoint. A major which has never been translated from the Spanish. Partially uncut. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 Alessio Robles, Vito. COAHUILA Y TEXAS. Desde la Consumacion de la Independencia hasta el Tratado de Paz de Guadalupe Hidalgo.
Mexico Ed. Porrua 1979 2nd Ed. Cloth Fine Very Good 
2 volumes, 542 + 540 pp., maps, illus., index. Basic Tx. Books #1- History of Texas as a Spanish province & state from the Mexican viewpoint. A major work which has never been translated from the Spanish. D.j. on Vol. II has brown mark running top to bottom on front & back. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 Alessio Robles, Vito. COAHUILA Y TEXAS. Desde la Consumacion de la Independencia hasta el Tratado de Paz de Guadalupe Hidalgo.
Mexico 1945 1st. Paper Covered Boards Very Good Onionskin 
Cream colored stiff paper covers, onionskin d.j. (chipped), 2 volumes, 542 + 540 pp., maps, illus., index. Basic Tx. Books #1- History of Texas as a Spanish province & state from the Mexican viewpoint. A major work which has never been translated from the Spanish. Announcement of the publication laid in. Excellent study of Northeast Mexico. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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6 Anonymous AN ABSTRACT OF THE ORIGINAL TITLES OF RECORD IN THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.
Austin Pemberton 1964 1st. Of This Ed. Cloth & Marbled Bds. Fine No D.j. Issued 
Cloth spine & corners, marbled boards w/paper label on spine, 182 pp. Facsimile reprod. of 1838 ed. Basic Tx. Bks#204(J)- one of the essential research tools on Texas lands & their settlement. Comprises a listing of all persons granted title to land in Texas, with date of grant, location, amount of land, & other details. Introd. by Mary Lewis Ulmer. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Anonymous AN ABSTRACT OF THE ORIGINAL TITLES OF RECORD IN THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.
Austin Pemberton 1964 1st. Of This Ed. Cloth & Marbled Bds. Near Fine 
Cloth spine & corners, marbled boards w/paper label on spine, 182 pp. Facsimile reprod. of 1838 ed. Basic Tx. Bks#204(J)- one of the essential research tools on Texas lands & their settlement. Comprises a listing of all persons granted title to land in Texas, with date of grant, location, amount of land, & other details. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Anonymous AN ABSTRACT OF THE ORIGINAL TITLES OF RECORD IN THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.
Austin Pemberton 1964 1st. Of This Ed. Cloth & Marbled Bds. Fine No D.j. Issued 
Cloth spine & corners, marbled boards w/paper label on spine, 182 pp. Facsimile reprod. of 1838 ed. Basic Tx. Bks#204(J)- one of the essential research tools on Texas lands & their settlement. Comprises a listing of all persons granted title to land in Texas, with date of grant, location, amount of land, & other details. Introd. by Mary Lewis Ulmer. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Austerman, Wayne R. SHARPS RIFLES AND SPANISH MULES. The San Antonio-El Paso Mail, 1851-1881.
Coll.Sta. Tx. A & M 1985 1st. Cloth Fine Fine 
D.j., 367 pp., illus., maps, index. A fine work on the turbulent career of the stagecoach line that stretched from San Antonio to El Paso and at times reached to Santa Fe and San Diego. See MORE BASIC TEXAS BOOKS #1. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 Baker, D.W.C. A TEXAS SCRAP-BOOK. Made Up of the History, Biography, & Miscellany of Texas & Its People.
Austin TSHA 1991 Fine Fine 
727 pp., index. BTB#5-reprint of the 1875 edition. All editions are scarce with the 1935 reprint going for $200 up. Still a highly useful resource on early Texas. Baker settled in Austin in 1850. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Bancroft, Hubert H. HISTORY OF THE NORTH MEXICAN STATES AND TEXAS, 1531-1889
San Francisco The History Co. 1889 1st. Leather Very Good +  
2 vols. beautifully rebound in blue morocco with gilt lettering, 751 & 888 pp., several text & one foldout maps, illus., index. BTB#6-this remains one of the best single histories of Texas more than a century after it was written. Still extremely valuable to the serious historian or student. No bookplates or other obvious markings; however, Bancroft is spelled Bancropt on the spines. This set is in extremely good condition for books this old and heavy with relatively cheap paper.  
Price: 600.00 USD
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12 Barker, Eugene C. THE LIFE OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN.
Nashville Cokesbury Book Store 1925 1st. Cloth Near Fine 
Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering & bust of Austin on front cover, 551 pp. (untrimmed), illus., folding & double-page maps, index. Gift inscription on fly. Basic Tx Bks #7(A) - "..the most praised of all Texas biographies. One of the greatest contributions to our understanding of Texas." A very nice copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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13 Barker, Eugene C. THE LIFE OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN.
Austin TSHA 1949 2nd Edition Near Fine Very Good 
D.j. (some wear, faded spine), 477 pp., frontis., illus., maps, index. Basic Tx. Book #7(F)-".the most-praised of all Texas biographies. One of the greatest contributions to our understanding of Texas." First printing of the Second Edition with a new preface by Barker. Very nice copy 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 Barker, Eugene C. THE LIFE OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN.
Nashville Cokesbury Book Store 1925 1st. Cloth Fine None 
Dark red cloth with embossed gilt bust of Austin on front cover, 551 pp., frontis. & six illus., two maps, index. Fine copy except some slight wear on corners & top edge spine. Pages untrimmed edges & a few uncut. Basic Tx. Bks #7- "This is the most praised of all Texas biographies." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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15 Bartlett, John Russell PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF EXPLORATIONS AND INCIDENTS IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, CALIFORNIA, SONORA, AND CHIHUAHUA, CONNECTED WITHTHE U.S. AND MEXICAN BOUNDARY COMMISSION 1850-1853
Chicago Rio Grande Press 1965 Simulated Leather Near Fine 
Brown leatherette, 2 vols., 506 & 624 pp., 3 foldout maps, illus., index. Small black mark on fly in both. BTB #12 (C)-the most scholarly & scientific description of Southwest Texas of its era. Bartlett was appointed Commissioner to run the boundary line between Mexico & the U.S. after the Mexican War. Has a section on the use of camels for transportation. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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16 Bedichek, Roy. ADVENTURES WITH A TEXAS NATURALIST.
Garden City Doubleday 1947 1st. Cloth Near Fine None 
Cloth, 293 pp., illus. by Ward Lockwood. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS #13-"This book is for Texas what Walden is for New England." Green-50 Best Books on Texas, p.37. Excellent book on Texas & nature by famed Texas naturalist. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Blessington, J.P. THE CAMPAIGNS OF WALKERS TEXAS DIVISION
Austin State House Press 1994 Cloth Fine Fine 
D.j., 332 pp., new illus.,maps,bibliog.,index. Organized in 1862, Walker's Texas division was the only one in the Confederate Army composed of troops from a single state. This division was the backbone of the forces of the Trans-Mississippi West. Basic Tx. Bks #17. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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18 Blessington, J.P. THE CAMPAIGNS OF WALKERS TEXAS DIVISION
Austin State House Press 1994 Fine Fine 
D.j., 332 pp., new illus.,maps,bibliog.,index. Organized in 1862, Walker's Texas division was the only one in the Confederate Army composed of troops from a single state. This division was the backbone of the forces of the Trans-Mississippi West. Basic Tx. Bks #17. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Blessington, Jos. P. THE CAMPAIGNS OF WALKER'S TEXAS DIVISION, BY A PRIVATE SOLDIER.
N.Y. & Wash. Priv. Pub. 1875 1st. Leather Spine & Corners Very Good No D.j. Issued 
Rebound w/green leather apine & corners, new endpapers, 314 pp. Overall a nice copy of a rare Texas Civil War narrative. This is the only complete history of the largest single unit of Texas troops in the Civil War, the only division in the Confederate army composed of troops from a single state. The unit served primarily in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, and was the backbone of the Confederate forces in the Trans-Mississippi West. Basic Tx. Bks. #17; Howes B-533. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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20 Blessington, Jos. P. THE CAMPAIGNS OF WALKER'S TEXAS DIVISION, BY A PRIVATE SOLDIER.
N.Y. & Wash. Priv. Pub. 1875 1st. Cloth Very Good Mylar 
Embossed brown cloth, 314 pp. Very nice copy of a rare Texas Civil War narrative. This is the only complete history of the largest single unit of Texas troops in the Civil War, the only division in the Confederate army composed of troops from a single state. The unit served primarily in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, and was the backbone of the Confederate forces in the Trans-Mississippi West. Bookplate, 2971 stamped on fly. Basic Tx. Bks. #17; Howes B-533. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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