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HISTORY OF THE CATTLEMEN OF TEXAS.

By: N/A

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Austin, T S H A: 1991

Inventory Number: 023382

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

DOBIE AT SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY: THE BEGINNINGS OF HIS LITERARY CAREER 1906-1911

By: Custer, Judson S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Austin, Jenkins Publishing Company: 1981

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 022882

Condition: Fine


D.j., 87 pp., frontis., index, photos. Early Dobie works that appeared in Soutwestern University Magazines while an undergraduate and post graduate. View more info

THE TEXAS RANGERS. Their First 150 Years.

By: Davis, John L.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: San Antonio, Inst. of Tx. Cultures: 1975

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 020990

Condition: 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. View more info

BORDER WARS OF TEXAS

By: Deshields, James T.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Austin, State House Press: 1993

Inventory Number: 010650

Condition: 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. View more info

LEATHERCOAT. The Life of James W. Throckmorton.

By: Elliott, Claude.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: San Antonio, Standard Printing & Lithographing Co.: 1938

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 012234

Condition: 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. View more info

RINCON (Remote Dwelling Place). Story of Life on a South Texas Ranch at the Turn of the Century.

By: Gilliland, Maude T.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Brownsville, Springman-King Co.: 1964

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 013588

Condition: 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. View more info

THE DIARY OF WILLIAM FAIRFAX GRAY. From Virginia to Texas, 1835-1837.

By: Gray, Wm. Fairfax.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Houston, Fletcher Young Pub.: 1965

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Inventory Number: 018729

Condition: 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. View more info

ARTISTRY IN SINGLE ACTION.

By: Henderson, Halton

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Dallas, Chama Press: 1989

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 022764

Condition: As New


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. View more info

THE QUANAH ROUTE. A History of the Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway.

By: Hofsommer, Don L.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Coll. Sta., Texas A&M: 1991

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 012787

Condition: 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. View more info

TEXAN RANCH LIFE with THREE MONTHS THROUGH MEXICO IN A "PRAIRIE SCHOONER".

By: Jaques, Mary J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: College Station, TX. A&M: 1989

Edition: 1st. Of This Edition

Inventory Number: 019334

Condition: 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 View more info

TEXAS CATTLE BARONS.

By: Kelton, Elmer, essays by. Photography by Kathleen Jo Ryan.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Ten Speed Press: 1999

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 022884

Condition: 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. View more info

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILBURN HILL KING With the 18th Texas Infantry.

By: King, Wilburn Hill.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hillsboro, Hill College: 1996

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 020323

Condition: 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. View more info

THE LASATER PHILOSOPHY OF CATTLE RAISING.

By: Lasater, Laurence M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: El Paso, Tx. Western Press: 1972

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 022636

ISBN: 0-87404-037=x

Condition: 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. View more info

100 MOORE YEARS. A HISTORY OF MOORE COUNTY, TEXAS.

By: Lynn, Alvin; Martha Crabb; etc.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dumas, Moore Cty. Centennial: 1992

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 010056

Condition: 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. View more info

CAPTAIN JEFF or Frontier Life in Texas with the Texas Rangers

By: Maltby, W.J.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Colorado, Whipkey Printing: 1906

Edition: 2nd Ed.

Inventory Number: 003471

Condition: 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. View more info

A TRAIL IS NEVER COLD. The Life and Times of Sheriff Jess Sweeten

By: Melton, Lawrence, Jr.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Dallas, Ballycastle Pub. Co.: 1995

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 019956

Condition: 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. View more info

C.C. SLAUGHTER. Rancher, Banker, Baptist

By: Murrah, David J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Austin, U. Of Tx.: 1981

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 019480

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

NOW YOU HEAR MY HORN. The Journal of James Wilson Nichols 1820-1887.

By: Nichols, James Wilson.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Austin, U.Tx.: 1967

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 024240

Condition: 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. View more info

ESCAPE FROM RECONSTRUCTION.

By: Nunn, W.C.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Ft. Worth, Manney Co.: 1956

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 020111

Condition: Fine


D.j., 140 pp., 8 plates, index. Tells the story of those Confederates who chose to go to Mexico at the end of the Civil War rather than face the possibility of imprisonment at home including Sterling Price, E. Kirby-Smith, J.B. Magruder, Joe Shelby, Jubal A. Early and others. INSCRIBED. Extensive list of those who went to Mexico. View more info

THE LIFE OF GEORGE FISHER (1795-1873) and THE HISTORY OF THE FISHER FAMILY IN MISSISSIPPI.

By: Parmenter, Mary Fisher; Walter R. Fisher; & Lawrence E. Mallette.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Jacksonville, H. & W.B. Drew Co.: 1959

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 010343

Condition: Near Fine


299 pp., frontis. of Fisher, index. Fisher was an important figure in the Republic of Texas and Mexico. Three parts: Life of George Fisher; The Davis Family; & The Sons of George Fisher and Elizabeth Davis Fisher. Original biographical study was done by my mother. View more info