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Cat 188

Cat 188

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1 HISTORY OF THE CATTLEMEN OF TEXAS.
Austin T S H A 1991 Leatherette Fine Mylar 
Dark brown spine & tan covers, 350 pp., photos, index. Rarest volume in rangeland literature. Privately printed in 1914 for families of the Cattle Raisers' Assoc., contains biographical sketches of 60 ranchers & pioneers. Six-Score #59-among the rarest and least known of books on the range cattle industry. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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2 Custer, Judson S. DOBIE AT SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY: THE BEGINNINGS OF HIS LITERARY CAREER 1906-1911
Austin Jenkins Publishing Company 1981 1st. Fine Fine 
D.j., 87 pp., frontis., index, photos. Early Dobie works that appeared in Soutwestern University Magazines while an undergraduate and post graduate. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Davis, John L. THE TEXAS RANGERS. Their First 150 Years.
San Antonio Inst. of Tx. Cultures 1975 1st. Fine Fine 
D.j., 171 pp., illus., photos, index. An overview of the Texas Rangers with many of the well-known narratives & a few stories not often told. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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4 Davis, M.E.M. UNDER SIX FLAGS. The Story of Texas.
Dallas Cokesbury Book Store 1953 Fine Very Good 
187 pp., map, illus. Facsimile edition produced by Cokesbury Book Store in 1953. A short history of Texas. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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DIAPER DAYS OF DALLAS., Dealey, Ted
5 Dealey, Ted DIAPER DAYS OF DALLAS.
Nashville Abingdon 1966 1st. Near Fine Very Good 
192 pp. plus 24 pp. of photos, index. Author was publisher of the Dallas Morning News, born in Dallas, grew up in Dallas, and knows the town. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Deshields, James T. BORDER WARS OF TEXAS
Austin State House Press 1993 Fine Fine 
394 pp., illus., index. Reprint of 1912 edition, it remains a major source of Indian and primary history. Brilliant documentation of the savagery of the Indian wars from 1819 to 1846. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Elliott, Claude. LEATHERCOAT. The Life of James W. Throckmorton.
San Antonio Standard Printing & Lithographing Co. 1938 1st. Fine Fine 
D.j., 315 pp., frontis., illus., index. Texas Ranger, Mexican War veteran, state representative and senator, Commissioner to the Indians, President of Constitutional Convention of 1866, Governor and U.S. Representative. Covers the period 1842-1894. A fine copy in an excellent d.j. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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8 Gilliland, Maude T. RINCON (Remote Dwelling Place). Story of Life on a South Texas Ranch at the Turn of the Century.
Brownsville Springman-King Co. 1964 1st. Fine Fine 
D.j., 105 pp., 50 rare photos. Excellent view of ranch life on the vast Wells ranch in Starr & Hidalgo counties in South Texas at the turn of the century including bandit trouble on the Mexican Border 1915-23. Rangers, hunting, vaqueros, curanderos, etc. INSCRIBED with a SIGNED letter laid in. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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9 Gray, Wm. Fairfax. THE DIARY OF WILLIAM FAIRFAX GRAY. From Virginia to Texas, 1835-1837.
Houston Fletcher Young Pub. 1965 Facsimile Reprint Cloth Fine 
230 pp. BTB #79-The best account of events in Texas during the Revolution written as they occurred. No other work equals his diary for immediacy, perceptiveness and readability. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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10 Henderson, Halton ARTISTRY IN SINGLE ACTION.
Dallas Chama Press 1989 1st. Half Leather & Cloth As New Slipcase 
Leather spine & cloth, 110 pp., many black & white photos. Slipcase.#181/400 copies. Foreword by J. Evetts Haley & SIGNED. A study of six-shooters of the old-time sort in a modern setting. Designed & printed by David Holman at Wind River Press. SIGNED by Henderson, Holman, & Craig Jensen (binder) as well as Haley. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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11 Hofsommer, Don L. THE QUANAH ROUTE. A History of the Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway.
Coll. Sta. Texas A&M 1991 1st. Fine Fine 
215 pp., photos, maps. The history of this famous Texas Short Line operating in four NW Texas counties---the Quanah Route---covers its birth, struggle for life & demise. Quanah Parker and Samuel Burke Burnett of the famous 6666 ranch had connections to it. Eventually taken over by the Frisco. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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12 Jaques, Mary J. TEXAN RANCH LIFE with THREE MONTHS THROUGH MEXICO IN A "PRAIRIE SCHOONER".
College Station TX. A&M 1989 1st. Of This Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
D.j., 363 pp., illus. 1894 description of a 2 year stay in Texas by an English lady. Excellent picture of early ranch life. Original is rare. Mary Jaques bought a 25 acre ranch near Junction City & lived the frontier life. Six-Score #62; Merrill Aristocrat 
Price: 40.00 USD
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13 Kelton, Elmer, essays by. Photography by Kathleen Jo Ryan. TEXAS CATTLE BARONS.
Berkeley Ten Speed Press 1999 1st. Fine Fine 
D.j., 192 pp. with all color photos on most pages and Kelton's essays. Photography by Kathleen Jo Ryan. Foreword by Tommy Lee Jones. Covers 13 Texas families, their land and legacy. Includes the CF, Broseco, R.A. Brown, 6666, McAllen, Moon, Moorhouse, Powell, Ryan, Spade, Vaquillas, Williams, & J.R. Hudgins ranches. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 King, Wilburn Hill. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILBURN HILL KING With the 18th Texas Infantry.
Hillsboro Hill College 1996 1st. Fine Fine 
126 pp., photos, index. King enlisted as a private in Co. B, 18th Texas Infantry in Jefferson in 1863. He eventually rose to major & colonel, & after the Battle of Mansfield was promoted to brigadier general, serving temporarily as commander of Walker's & Polignac's divisions. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Lasater, Laurence M. THE LASATER PHILOSOPHY OF CATTLE RAISING.
El Paso Tx. Western Press 1972 0-87404-037=x / 9780874040371 1st. Very Good Very Good 
D.j. (top edge chipped), 69 pp., photos. Front free endpaper missing. Design by Hertzog. How to run a successful ranch by the son of a generation of ranchers. Six Score #67. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 Lynn, Alvin; Martha Crabb; etc. 100 MOORE YEARS. A HISTORY OF MOORE COUNTY, TEXAS.
Dumas Moore Cty. Centennial 1992 1st. Decorative Cloth Fine 
187 pp., photos, index. First 100 years of Moore County history-towns, people, farming ranching, oil & gas, etc. Moore County is in the high plains (Panhandle) of Texas with Dumas as the county seat. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Maltby, W.J. CAPTAIN JEFF or Frontier Life in Texas with the Texas Rangers
Colorado Whipkey Printing 1906 2nd Ed. Wrappers Very Good+ 
Pictorial paper covers, 204 pp., photos. Expanded & best edition. Spine frayed, o/w near fine copy. He was one of the first Ranger Captains (Co. E) when the Frontier Battalion was formed. He was early settler in Burnet County and ranched in the area between service in the Mexican War, Civil War, & with Rangers. Companion to Big Foot Wallace in expeditions against Kiowa & Comanches 1850-1875. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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18 Melton, Lawrence, Jr. A TRAIL IS NEVER COLD. The Life and Times of Sheriff Jess Sweeten
Dallas Ballycastle Pub. Co. 1995 1st. Fine Fine 
D.j., 263 pp., photos. Former owner name & blind stamp on fly. SIGNED by Melton. Biography of Sweeten who served as Sheriff of Henderson County for 20 years and his career spanned 1932-1954. During that time he shot nine men & killed three. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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19 Murrah, David J. C.C. SLAUGHTER. Rancher, Banker, Baptist
Austin U. Of Tx. 1981 1st. Fine Very Good 
D.j., 173 pp., illus., maps, index. Biography of early Texas cowman, a West Texas pioneer, who owned more than one million acres of land and 40,000 cattle in 1906. Often called the "Cattle King of Texas" early in the 1900's. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Nichols, James Wilson. NOW YOU HEAR MY HORN. The Journal of James Wilson Nichols 1820-1887.
Austin U.Tx. 1967 1st. Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 
D.j., (light fading), 212 pp. (a few spots on page block edge), illus., index. Design & typography by Hertzog. Basic Tx. Books #152-"one of the most delightful American pioneer narratives ever written". Nichols was a butcher at the Alamo but left to get more cattle & could not get back because of the Mexican Army. Later he served in the Rangers under Jack Hays & Bigfoot Wallace. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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