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A TEXAS SCRAP-BOOK. Made Up of the History, Biography, & Miscellany of Texas & Its People.

By: N/A

Price: $450.00

Publisher: N. Y., A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1875

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 024625

Condition: Very Good


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, ... View more info

VISIT TO TEXAS Being the Journal of a Traveler Through Those Parts Most Interesting to American Settlers, with Descriptions of the Scenery &C. &C.

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Austin, Steck Co.: 1952

Inventory Number: 025412

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

COAHUILA Y TEXAS. Desde la consumacion de la Independencia hasta el Tratado de Paz de Guadalupe Hidalgo.

By: Alessio Robles, Vito.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Mexico, Ed. Porrua: 1979

Edition: 2nd Ed.

Inventory Number: 015280

Condition: 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. View more info

COAHUILA Y TEXAS. Desde la Consumacion de la Independencia hasta el Tratado de Paz de Guadalupe Hidalgo.

By: Alessio Robles, Vito.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Mexico, Ed. Porrua: 1979

Edition: 2nd Ed.

Inventory Number: 015283

Condition: 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 work which has never been translated from the Spanish. D.j. on Vol. II has brown mark running top to bottom on front & back. View more info

COAHUILA Y TEXAS. Desde la Consumacion de la Independencia hasta el Tratado de Paz de Guadalupe Hidalgo.

By: Alessio Robles, Vito.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Mexico, 1945

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 025775

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

AN ABSTRACT OF THE ORIGINAL TITLES OF RECORD IN THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.

By: Anonymous

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Austin, Pemberton: 1964

Edition: 1st. Of This Ed.

Inventory Number: 025635

Condition: 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. View more info

AN ABSTRACT OF THE ORIGINAL TITLES OF RECORD IN THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.

By: Anonymous

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Austin, Pemberton: 1964

Edition: 1st. Of This Ed.

Inventory Number: 027189

Condition: 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. Introd. by Mary Lewis Ulmer. View more info

AN ABSTRACT OF THE ORIGINAL TITLES OF RECORD IN THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE.

By: Anonymous

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Austin, Pemberton: 1964

Edition: 1st. Of This Ed.

Inventory Number: 027190

Condition: 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. Introd. by Mary Lewis Ulmer. View more info

SHARPS RIFLES AND SPANISH MULES. The San Antonio-El Paso Mail, 1851-1881.

By: Austerman, Wayne R.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Coll.Sta., Tx. A & M: 1985

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 029092

Condition: 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. SIGNED. Overland Trail U.S. postage stamp on false title. See MORE BASIC TEXAS BOOKS #1. View more info

A TEXAS SCRAP-BOOK. Made Up of the History, Biography, & Miscellany of Texas & Its People.

By: Baker, D.W.C.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Austin, TSHA: 1991

Inventory Number: 017216

Condition: 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. View more info

HISTORY OF THE NORTH MEXICAN STATES AND TEXAS, 1531-1889

By: Bancroft, Hubert H.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The History Co.: 1889

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 017510

Condition: 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. View more info

THE LIFE OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN.

By: Barker, Eugene C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Nashville, Cokesbury Book Store: 1925

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 020018

Condition: 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. View more info

THE LIFE OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN.

By: Barker, Eugene C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Austin, TSHA: 1949

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inventory Number: 025077

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

THE LIFE OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN.

By: Barker, Eugene C.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Nashville, Cokesbury Book Store: 1925

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 026745

Condition: Fine


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." View more info

ADVENTURES WITH A TEXAS NATURALIST.

By: Bedichek, Roy.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday: 1947

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 025539

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

THE HISTORY OF THE GERMAN SETTLEMENTS IN TEXAS 1831-1861.

By: Biesele, Rudolph Leopold.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Marcos, German-Texan Heritage Soc.: 1987

Inventory Number: 029107

Condition: Fine


D.j., 259 pp., illus. 9 maps, index. Basic Tx. Bks #15- One of the best scholarly studies of German migration into Texas. Fine copy of the 1987 reprint. View more info

THE CAMPAIGNS OF WALKERS TEXAS DIVISION

By: Blessington, J.P.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Austin, State House Press: 1994

Inventory Number: 019357

Condition: 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. View more info

THE CAMPAIGNS OF WALKER'S TEXAS DIVISION, BY A PRIVATE SOLDIER.

By: Blessington, Jos. P.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: N.Y. & Wash., Priv. Pub.: 1875

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 026898

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

THE CAMPAIGNS OF WALKER'S TEXAS DIVISION, BY A PRIVATE SOLDIER.

By: Blessington, Jos. P.

Price: $850.00

Publisher: N.Y. & Wash., Priv. Pub.: 1875

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 026902

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

WILLIAM BOLLAERT'S TEXAS.

By: Bollaert, William. Ed. by Eugene Hollon & Ruth Butler.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Norman, U.Ok.: 1956

Edition: 1st.

Inventory Number: 019805

Condition: Fine


D.j. 423 pp., map, illus., index. Basic Tx. Books #18-The most entertaining book on the Republic of Tx. Also one of the most perceptive. Excellent educated work on early Texas. View more info