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THE GREAT HANGING AT GAINESVILLE.

By: Barrett, Thomas.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Austin, TSHA: 1961

Edition: 1st. Of This Ed.

Inventory Number: 020977

Condition: Fine


Creme cloth w/black lettering, 34 pp., frontis. Only three copies known of the original 1885 edition. Rumored unsafe to own in Gainesville after the Civil War. One of two eyewitness accounts of the hanging of Union sympathizers in 1862. Very nice reprint of the rare first with new preface. View more info

BATCHELOR-TURNER LETTERS 1861-1864. Written by Two of Terry's Texas Rangers.

By: Batchelor, Benj. Frank & George Q. Turner. Annotated By H.J.H. Rugeley.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Austin, Steck Co.: 1961

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021079

Condition: Fine


Stiff gray paper covers, mylar, 99 pp., portraits, index. A very interesting set of letters written in the Civil War to Julia Amanda (Turner) Batchelor and her father, Col. Amasa Turner, by her husband, Frank, and her brother, George. SIGNED by Rugeley, great-granddaughter of Batchelor View more info

THE BIG GUNS OF FAYETTE.

By: Boethel, Paul C.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Austin, Von Boeckmann-Jones: 1965

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021280

Condition: Fine


D.j., 98 pp., maps, index, biographical sketches of members of the 5th Tx. Field Artillery (Creuzbaur's Battery or Welhausen' Battery, CSA) This unit, nearly all German & Czech, was engaged in the coastal defense of Texas & fought at Calcasieu Pass. Nicely INSCRIBED by Boethel. View more info

A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF DEBRAY'S (26th) REGIMENTOF TEXAS CAVALRY.

By: DeBray, X.B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Houston, Ashestiel Press: 1963

Inventory Number: 021081

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff boards, 26 pp. with an additional one page biography of DeBray and a foldout map. 1963 reprint of rare 1884 edition with preface by Madeleine Grey. Debray's Regiment operated in Louisiana and Texas---and had some outlaw troubles in Houston. View more info

HISTORY OF ELLIS COUNTY TEXAS.

By: Ellis County History Workshop.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Waco, Texian Press: 1972

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021134

Condition: Very Good


D.j. (white strip on front cover at the spine about 4" long & 1/4" wide), 338 pp. (blindstamp on title page, owner name on fly) with a 22 pp. photo section, index. A very scarce county history with material on the Civil War, early families, education, etc. SIGNED by Edna Hawkins & Ruth Stone, two members of the workshop. View more info

RIP FORD'S TEXAS.

By: Ford, John Salmon.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Austin, Univ of Tx.: 1987

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inventory Number: 021346

Condition: Near Fine


D.j., 519 pp., frontis, index. BTB#64(A)- Personal memoirs of one of the most colorful Texans of his time. Ford fought in the Mexican War, was a Texas Ranger captain, & a Colonel in the Confederate cavalry in the Civil War. Nice copy. Gift inscription on fly. View more info

DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.

By: Garrison, George P., Ed.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Wash. D.C., GPO: 1911

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021040

Condition: Very Good


Annual Report of American Hist. Assoc. for 1907. Orig. blue cloth, gilt lettering, 3 vols- 646; 805; 806-1617 pp., index.6. Wear on spine ends, hinges beginning to crack, third volume had a number or sticker removed from spine (probable ex-lib but no markings). BASIC TX. BKS. #73-"This is the basic source work for official diplomatic papers of the Republic of Texas." View more info

27 YEARS A MAVRICK or Life on a Texas Range.

By: James, W.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Austin, Steck Co.: 1968

Inventory Number: 021344

Condition: Fine


D.j., 232 pp., illus., appendix. BTB #104(g)-"Written by a cowboy turned preacher, this is a valuable account of the life of the Texas cowhand." Dobie said this was the best of several books of reminiscences by cowboy preachers. View more info

TERRY'S RANGERS.

By: Jeffries, C.C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: N.Y., Vantage Press: 1961

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021287

Condition: Fine


D.j., 139 pp., appendix. The story of the most noted single regiment in the Civil War. Formed by B.F. Terry and Thomas Lubbock in 1861. A fine copy of an extremely scarce Texas Civil War item. View more info

MOSTLY ALKALI.

By: Jocelyn, Stephen Perry.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Caldwell, Caxton Printers: 1953

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 001841

Condition: Fine


D. j.,436 pp., illus. Index. 44 years of Frontier army service in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Alaska, Modoc War, Nez Perce War, Bannock War, Utah, Wyoming, Visited or served at virtually every post. Excellent military book. View more info

MOSTLY ALKALI.

By: Jocelyn, Stephen Perry.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Caldwell, Caxton Printers: 1953

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021226

Condition: Fine


D.j. (small tears spine ends, minor soil), 436 pp., illus. Index. 44 years of Frontier army service in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Alaska, Modoc War, Nez Perce War, Bannock War, Utah, Wyoming, Visited or served at virtually every post. Excellent military book. View more info

PECULIAR HONOR. A History of the 28th Texas Cavalry 1862-1865

By: Johansson, M. Jane.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fayetteville, U. Of Ark.: 1998

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021139

ISBN: 1-55728-504-7

Condition: Fine


Stiff paper covers, 197 pp., photos, maps, index. The 28th Tx. Cavalry (Dismounted) was a unit of Walker's Texas Division and campaigned in Arkansas, Louisiana & Texas. They were part of the division known as "Walker's Greyhounds" because of their amazing mobility & marching stamina. View more info

THE TEXAS REVOLUTIONARY EXPERIENCE. A Political & Social History 1835-1836.

By: Lack, Paul D.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Coll. Sta., Tx. A&M: 1992

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021392

Condition: Fine


D.j., 332 pp., tables, maps, index. An exhaustive study of the period and the people. View more info

CAMP FORD, C.S.A. The Story of Union Prisoners in Texas.

By: Lawrence, F. Lee & Robert W. Glover.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: El Paso, Carl Hertzog: 1964

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021430

Condition: Fine


Blue & grey cloth, 99 pp., map & frontis. by Cisneros, index. Ltd. 550c. Fine Texas civil war item. Lowman #177. The first complete history of Camp Ford at Tyler, Texas, largest Confederate prison camp in the Trans-Mississippi Department. INSCRIBED & SIGNED by Lawrence & Glover. View more info

A CAMPAIGN FROM SANTA FE TO THE MISSISSIPPI; BEING A HISTORY OF THE OLD SIBLEY BRIGADE....1861-1864.

By: Noel, Theophilus.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Houston, Stagecoach Press: 1961

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021273

Condition: Near Fine


D.j., 183 pp., maps. Ltd. 700c. BTB #154(b)-only brigade which participated in the New Mexico & Red River campaigns & Battle of Galveston. One of the few Texas confederate histories published before the war was over. 4th Texas Cavalry, CSA. View more info

CONFEDERATE CAVALRY WEST OF THE RIVER.

By: Oates, Stephen B.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Austin, U. Of Tx.: 1961

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021275

Condition: Fine


Grey cloth w/gilt lettering & decoration, 234 pp., photos, index. Excellent history of the Cicil War in the Trans- Mississippi (Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana. & Indian Territory). IN TALL COTTON #135-a brilliant study initiated while Oates was still a graduate student. View more info

THE BATTLE OF THE ALAMO.

By: Procter, Ben

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Austin, TSHA: 1986

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021050

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff red & white paper covers, 36 pp., illus. Concise history of the battle of the Alamo. View more info

THE EVOLUTION OF A STATE or Recollections of Old Texas Days.

By: Smithwick, Noah.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Austin, Gammel Book Co.: 1900

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021208

Condition: Near Fine


Original red decorated cloth, 354 pp., 8 illus. Bookplate. Basic Tx. Bks #189-Dobie called it the "best of all books dealing with life in early Texas." Smithwick came to Texas in 1827 & became a blacksmith in San Felipe. Run out of town in 1831 by vigilantes, he joined the Army in 1835 & fought in the revolution. He served in the Rangers & lived with the Comanches for awhile. His work is one of the most anecdotal of all early Texas Memoirs. Greene's 50 Best Tx. Bks. #15 View more info

A TEXAN IN SEARCH OF A FIGHT.

By: West, Raymond.

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Waco, Press of J. S. Hill: 1901

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021187

Condition: Very Good


Flexible brown cloth covers (edges worn, chipped), 200 pp. (title, dedication & preface pages edges chipped, small tears at top of many pages not effecting text, page 77 small piece at bottom laid in), tipped in 3 page book announcement with West's portrait, a poem, & obituary of his wife at end. Nicely INSCRIBED by West in 1923. West moved to Texas in 1855 & settled in Waco. For the first two years of the War he served as Confederate attorney for the Western District of Texas, and joined Hood's Brigade, after fighting at Chickamauga he went to east Tennessee with Longstreet, and in early 1... View more info