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TEXANA III: The Victorian Era - Texas Coomes of Age.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas Historical Comm.: 1983

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 018668

Condition: Near Fine


74 pp., illus. The Proceedings of a Humanities Conference held at Galveston, May 6-7, 1982. Contains 13 articles by various historians about society, architecture, home furnishings, gardens, railroads, and two on Galveston history. View more info

TEXANA II: Cultural Heritage of the Plantation South.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas Historical Comm.: 1984

Edition: 2nd. Ed.

Inventory Number: 018667

Condition: Fine


88 pp., illus. The Proceedings of a Humanities Conference held at Jefferson, June 4-6, 1981. Contains 13 articles by various historians about the subject including two on Marshall & Harrison county. Revised edition published two years after the original. View more info

SOUTHWEST REVIEW, Fall 1945

By: (Southwest Review)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dallas, SMU: 1945

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 019111

Condition: Very Good


Contains: Rister-When Camels Came to Texas; DeGolyer-Anthony F. Lucas and Spindletop; Barker- Pity the Poor President; Gipson-Hound Dog Men Are Born; and many other interesting articles. 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: 018683

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

A TENDERFOOT KID ON GYP WATER

By: Benedict, Carl P.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas Folklore Society: 1943

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 007910

Condition: Fine


Original glassine d.j.,115 pp., frontis., sketches by Benedict. Range life in West Texas in the 1890's. He recounted incidents of cowpunching as they occured. One of the best books ever written on the Texas range. Introduction by Dobie. Exceptional copy. HERD #238; Reese Six Score #10. Ltd. 550 copies. View more info

THE OLD SERGEANT'S STORY. WINING THE WEST FROM THE INDIANS AND BAD MEN IN 1870 TO 1876.

By: Carter, Capt. Robert G.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: N.Y., Frederick H. Hitchcock: 1926

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 024857

Condition: Fine


Red cloth w/black lettering, 220 pp., illus. Small (1/4") tear top of spine; contents fine. Guns #383. A fine book on the Cavalry in Texas. The story of John B. Charlton, sergeant of the 1st Light Batterym & of "F" Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry from April 1865 to April 1876. An Indain War veteran who served under Randal Mackenzie & with Captain Carter against the Comanche, Kiowas, and Southern Cheyenne in the Plains Indian wars, the Mackenzie raid into Mexico, Adobe Walls, Wild Bill Hickok, Meeker Massacre & Thornburg Fights, etc. View more info

A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FUR TRADE OF THE FAR WEST.

By: Chittenden, Hiram Martin.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: N. Y., Francis P. Harper: 1902

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 023625

Condition: Very Good


Cloth, 3 volumes, 1029 pp., illus., appendices, index. A History of the Pioneer Trading Posts & Early Fur Companies of the Missouri Valley and the Rocky Mountains and of Overland Commerce with Santa Fe. A classic history of the fur trade & the first comprehensive study. First two volumes in fine condition. Third volume is ex-library with a pin hole stamp on the title & page 963, rebound with new endpapers, no map. Still the set of three volumes is very scarce to rare. View more info

LIFE OF "BILLY" DIXON. Plainsman, Scout and Pioneer.

By: Dixon, Olive K.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Dallas, P.L. Turner Co.: 1927

Edition: Revised Ed.

Inventory Number: 015307

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth (some speckling on spine & front edge), 251 pp., photos. No d.j. Front hinge cracking. Written by his wife, an excellent Texas book. Dixon was in the Battle of Adobe Walls in 1874 where the buffalo hunters fought a large group of Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Commanche & Kiowa. Later scouted for Gen. Miles. Congess later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to the survivors of Adobe Walls. View more info

PERILOUS TRAILS OF TEXAS.

By: Dunn, J.B. (Red) John.

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Dallas, Southwest Press: 1932

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 024960

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth w/red lettering (uneven coloring as usual & some speckling on spine), custom slipcase, 163 pp., frontis, plates. Contents very nice except for browning on endpapers. RARE autobiography of a Texas Ranger, trail driver, and Corpus Christi pioneer. Much on lawlessness on the Mexican border. Guns #650. View more info

EL PASO LAWMAN: G. W. CAMPBELL

By: Egloff, Fred R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Coll. Sta., Creative Pub.: 1982

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021881

Condition: As New


D.j., 143 pp., photos, illus., index. Introd. by C.L. Sonnichsen. In 1881, four men were killed in a gunfight in El Paso including Campbell who had been a deputy sheriff and city marshal. He was killed by Marshal Dallas Stoudenmire. Still in shrinkwrap. View more info

THE SPURS

By: Elliot, W.J.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Spur, The Texas Spur: 1939

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 011694

Condition: Fine


274 pp., 4 photos. Reese-SIX SCORE #37-While rather crudely printed and written, it give more of the flavor of the Spur Ranch than any other book. Author worked for the Spur and there are many tales of his personal experiences & those of his friends. Cattle drives, storms, pioneers, life & death on the range. View more info

FORT WORTH IN THE CIVIL WAR.

By: Farber, James.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Belton, Peter Hansbrough Bell Press: 1960

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 023558

Condition: Fine


Light beige cloth, 58 pp., illus. First published in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, a nice work on the activities affecting Fort Worth from 1860-1865. No d.j. issued. View more info

CHARLES GOODNIGHT- COWMAN AND PLAINSMAN.

By: Haley, J.Evetts.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Boston, H.M.Co.: 1936

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 023331

Condition: Near Fine


Tan cloth w/brown lettering, 485 pp., illus., D.j. (facsimile), index. Name on fly, & a few small brown spots on the spine. BTB #81-a superb biography of a great Texan. Haley was fortunate in that he was able to interview Goodnight extensively &, even tho in his 90s, Goodnight's mind was still keen. A very nice copy with NO tearing of cloth at top of spine as is usually the case. Contents excellent. View more info

HISTORY OF GREENVILLE AND HUNT COUNTY TEXAS.

By: Harrison, W. Walworth.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Waco, Texian: 1976

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 022289

Condition: Fine


D.j., 495 pp., many photos, index. A fine copy of a scarce county history. View more info

THE CARRASCO TRAGEDY. Eleven Days of Terror in the Huntsville Prison.

By: House, Aline.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Waco, Texian: 1975

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 022276

Condition: Fine


D.j., 142 pp., many photos. Author was one of the hostages held by Fred Carrasco, Rudolfo Dominguez, and Ignacio Cuevas. The three convicts seized the Walls Unit of Huntsville for 11 1/2 days in 1974. Very scarce. View more info

CAPTAIN PHILLIP DIMMITT'S COMMANDANCY OF GOLIAD, 1835-1836.

By: Huson, Hobart.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Austin, Von Boeckmann-Jones: 1974

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 027937

Condition: Fine


Cloth w/black lettering & dec., 299 pp, illus., maps. SIGNED by Huson. Basic Tx. Bks.#102-the most comprehensive study of the Dimmitt command during the Texas Revolution. Includes extensive section on the Lipantitlan Exped., the Siege of Bexar, etc. View more info

THE PARTISAN RANGERS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY.

By: Johnson, Adam R.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Louisville, Geo. G. Fetter Co.: 1904

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021352

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth w/gilt lettering & decoration, 476 pp., frontis, many illus. Hinges cracking, lettering on spine barely legible. Ed. by Wm. J. Davis. Basic Tx. Bks.#108-one of the most interesting first hand narratives of Texas Indian fighting, stagecoaching & Conf. cavalry operations. Johnson fought Indians in the 1850s, drove for the Butterfield Overland Stage, & surveyed much of West Texas. View more info

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SOME BIOGRAPHIES OF OLD SETTLERS. Historical, Personal, and Reminiscent. Volume I.

By: Johnson, Sid S.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Tyler, Private Publishing: 1900

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 001865

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth, 400 pp. Original cloth with gold letters on spine, some bunching of cloth on front cover, otherwise near fine copy. Early history of Tyler and Smith Cty. Covers many early families. He also authored Texans Who Wore The Gray in 1907. View more info

COMANCHE POLITICAL HISTORY. An Ethnohistorical Perspective 1706-1875.

By: Kavanagh, Thomas W.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Lincoln, U. Of Neb.: 1996

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 021612

Condition: Fine


D.j., 586 pp., maps, plates, figures, tables, index. A primary source volume for anyone interested in the Comanches. Examines the different ways the Comanche tribes--Yamparikias, Jupes, Kotsotekas, Quahadas, Penetekas, Tenewas & Nokonis--organized & reorganized themselves in response to the changing domains of hunting, trade, warfare, etc. View more info

LOOKING BACK WEST.

By: Kelton, Elmer

Price: $100.00

Publisher: San Angelo, Talley Press: 1973

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 019663

Condition: Near Fine


D.j. (worn, edges chipped), 120 pp., illus. Minor browning on endpapers, name. Indian Raids, Frontier Army, Captives, Lost Children, Train Robbery & Wreck, Buffalo Hunters and the everyday events of the frontier taken from the Pioneer News-Observer, selected by Kelton and with his commentary. View more info