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  1. SOLD Adams, Ramon F. Western Words: A Dictionary of the American West. 1st printing new edition. This popular book has become the standard authority on the lingo of the American cowman- the book on which western writers and historians have relied for an accurate record of the cowboy's speech. 1st Oklahoma edition. University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. Dust jacket with spine slightly faded. $50.00

  2. Anderson L.S. Caught in the Loop: How Eastern Money Won the West...Or Did It? 1st edition. Signed by author. This historically- based chronicle of cattle ranching business in Arizona is about old-timers who had to make a living off the land and newcomers who came to enjoy it with little regard for the economics of the business. Hot Iron Press, 1992. Soft cover. $12.95

  3. Arnold, Oren (editor). Roundup: A Collection of Western Stories, Poems, and Articles for Young People. 1st edition. Autographed. Illustrated by Creston F. Baumgartner. Previous owner's name inscribed front page. Banks, Upshaw, and Co., 1937. Dust jacket torn. $25.00

  4. SOLD Arizona Livestock Sanitary Board. Official Brand Book and Supplement of the State of Arizona. Contains all the cattle brands and ranchers in Arizona recorded up to April 1963. State of Arizona, 1963. Original brown boards and tape spine. $80.00

  5. SOLD Atherton, Lewis. The Cattle Kings. Clasic history of the cattle and ranching industry and range wars. With fold out map. University of Nebraska Press, 1972. Soft cover. $10.00


  6. Balch, Glenn. Tiger Roan. Story of wild horses and how they are captured, and tamed. 1st edition. Previous owners name on the inside. Thomas Y. Cromwell Company, 1938. Dust jacket. $30.00

  7. Bales, Michael and Ann Terry Hill. Pendleton Round-Up At 100: Oregon's Legendary Rodeo. Introductions by Roberta Conner and William F. Willingham. Over 900 vivid photographs help tell the history of the Western classic event. Graphic Arts, 2009. Dust jacket, oversize oblong. $60.00

  8. Bales, Michael and Ann Terry Hill. Pendleton Round-Up At 100: Oregon's Legendary Rodeo. Introductions by Roberta Conner and William F. Willingham. Over 900 vivid photographs help tell the history of the Western classic event. Graphic Arts, 2009. Stiff soft cover, oversize. $35.00

  9. SOLD Beck, Ken and Jim Clark. The All-American Cowboy Cookbook: Home Cooking on the Range. Contains over 300 recipes from the World's Greatest Cowboys - including Lash LaRue, Fess Parker, Johnny Cash and Walter Brennan. Includes photographs of the cowboys, actors, and trivia. Rutledge Hill Press, 1995. Spiral bound. $16.99

  10. Bender, Texas Bix. Cowboy Etiquette. Art by Larry Bute. Humorous sayings. Gibbs Smith, 2003. Soft cover. $6.95

  11. Bramlett, Jim. Ride for the High Points: The Real Story of Will James. Bramlett focuses on James's genius and examines the career of a man whose art and literature dominated Western conscoiusness for 25 years. Included are photographs, portraits, illustrations, a glossary, and an index. Montain Press, 1998. Soft cover. $20.00

  12. SOLD Branch, Douglas. The Cowboy and his Interpreters. With illustrations by Will James, Joe de Yong, Charles Russell. Previous owner's inscription on front endsheet. 1st edition, lacks frontispiece. D. Appleton & CO., 1926. Maroon cloth. $27.50

  13. SOLD Branch, Douglas. The Cowboy and his Interpreters. Reprint. Cooper Square.Yellow cloth. $25.00

  14. SOLD Brock, J. Elmer Powder River Country: The Papers of J. Elmer Brock. The story of the land near the Big Horn Mountains in Montana and Wyoming and the history of the Johnson County Cattle War and of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Frontier Printing, 1981. Dust jacket. $75.00

  15. SOLD Bronson, Edgar Beecher. Cowboy Life on the Western Plains: The Reminiscences of a Ranchman. Fascinating stories of cowboys and their life. Frontispiece by Maynard Dixon. Loose binding. Grosset & Dunlap. 1919. Red cloth with worn illustrated paper label. $20.00

  16. SOLD Burright, Orrin Ulysses. The Sun Rides High: Pioneering Days in Oklahoma, Kansas & Missouri. As told to his daughters, it is the story taken from Burright's diary and the diary of his parents and grandparents. Presentation copy signed by Burright's daughter, Ora. Pioneer Women Publishing Co., 1973. Dust jacket $30.00

  17. Burroughs, Jean M. On the Trail: The Life and Tales of "Lead Steer" Potter. The author invotes you to experience what it was like to live in the days of cattle trading and saloons, of rough whisky-pourers and roundup courts. Museum of New Mexico Press, 1980. Dust jacket. $25.00

  18. Burroughs, John Rolfe. Where the Old West Stayed Young. The remarkable history of Brown's park told for the first time, with an account of the rise and fall of the range cattle business in northwestern Colorado and southwestern Wyoming and the Cattle Barons, sheepmen, forest rangers, range wars and bad men. Illustrated with photographs and brands. Previous owner's inscription on half title page. Bonanza Books, 1962. Dust jacket with piece missing on top of spine and discolored. $35.00

  19. Campbell, Stu. Comedy Around the Corral. Tales from a cowboy filled with humor and life. Illustrated by R. Loren Schmidt. 2011. Soft cover. $14.95

  20. Campbell, Stu. Horsin' Around the Dudes. Stories from a real cowboy. Illustrated by R. Loren Schmidt. 2008. Soft cover. $14.95

  21. Campbell, Stu. Horsing Around a Lot. Tales from a cowboy filled with humor and life. Illustrated by R. Loren Schmidt. 2004. Soft cover. $15.95

  22. Campbell, Stu. Humor Around Horses. Illustrated by R. Loren Schmidt. 2010. Soft cover. $15.95

  23. Cattle, Horses, Sky, and Grass: Cowboy Poetry of the Late Twentieth Century. 1st edition. Edited by Warren Miller. Illustrated by Joe Beeler. Collection of works from 29 poets. Northland, 1994. Soft cover. $14.95

  24. SOLD Chrisman, Harry E. The Ladder of Rivers: The Story of I. P. (Print) Olive. The story of the great Olive heard, bearing the H4 road brand and the men on the trail. Signed by the author. Second, revised edition. Sage Books, 1969. Dust jacket. $100.00

  25. SOLD Chrisman, Harry E. Tales of the Western Heartland: An Anthology of Cowboy, Scout, Army, Indian, Treasure and Western True Adventure Stories. 1st edition. Seventeen stories of several personalities including trail drivers, settlers, women, cowboys, artists, photographers, and more, gives the readers a look into the tragedies of the developing American west. Swallow Press, 1984. Dust jacket. $35.00

  26. SOLD Collins, Dabney Otis. Great Western Rides. 1st edition. Illustrated by Nick Eggenhofer. Western heroism. of man and horse, has never been more vivdly captured than in these action-packed stories of the twelve greatest rides of the Old West. Sage Books, 1961. Dust jacket. $28.50

  27. Coulter, Lane, ed. Navajo Saddle Blankets: Textiles to Ride in the American West. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in New Mexico, along with numerous illustrations, has put together essays on the history of rug weaving and trading posts dealing in blankets, cowboy life, weaving methods, and more. Museum of New Mexico Press, 2002. Dust jacket. $50.00

  28. SOLD The Cowboy Boot: history, art, culture, function. Photography by David R. Stoecklein and text by Shirl Woodson. Cowboy boots are an undying symbol of the American West. Each pair of boots tells a different story in this new book of photographs. Stoecklein Publishing, 2004. Dust jacket. $35.00

  29. SOLD The Cowboy Reader. Edited by Lon Tinkle and Allen Maxwell. Stories of cowboy life on the range by such authors as Charlie Russell, Charles Siringo, Theodore Roosevelt, J.Frank Dobie. Previous owner's inscription on front endsheet. 1st edition. Longmans, Green, 1950. Dust jacket with minor wear and missing portion of front flap. $20.00 *

  30. SOLD Cowboys, Cowboys, Cowboys: Stories of Roundups & Rodeos, Branding & Bronco-Busting. Selected by Phyliss R. Fenner. Illustrated by Manning deV. Lee. Seventeen short stories by western authors including Will James and Covelle Newcomb. Previous owners name acutely inscribed front page. Watts, 1950, Faded red cloth. Spine deeply faded. $18.50

  31. SOLD Cushman, Ralph B. Jesse Chisholm: Trail Blazer Sam Houston's Trouble-Shooter Friend, Kin to the Cherokee. Illustrated by Russell Cushman. Unique and interesting book with notes, photographs and intimate account of his relationships. Eakin Press, 1992. Soft cover. $20.00

  32. SOLD Dale, Edward Everett. Cow Country. Dale's story is about the days of the west when the buffalo had just disappeared, and in which the hostile Indian was only then subdued. This was the time and place that gave America the heavy western saddle, high-heeled boots, and a long-legged, lithe-waisted horseman with Spanish accouterments as a folk-hero for a million pages. Missing front endsheet, faint underlinings erased on a few pages. University of Oklahoma Press, 1945. Tan cloth $25.00

  33. SOLD Decker, Peter R. Old Fences, New Neighbors. Chronicles with precision and wit what has happened across the West in the last thirty years - the disruption and breakdown of the old ranching society and order - focusing on Ouray County, Colorado. New introduction. Fulcrum Publishing, 2006. Soft cover. $15.95

  34. Dempsey, Hugh A. The Golden Age of the Canadian Cowboy: An Illustrated History. Relates the history of the prairie ranch life and provides colorful accounts of roundups, blizzards and cattle rustlers. Fifth House, 1995. Soft cover. $20.00

  35. Drago, Harry Sinclair. The Great American Cattle Trails: The Story of the Old Cow Paths of the East and the Longhorn Highways of the Plains. Bramhall House. Dust jacket. $18.50

  36. SOLD Dusard, Jay. Open Country. Foreword by Paul Zarzyski. Images of the master photographer. Includes 40 Laser Duotone reproductions and 11 drawings. 1st edition. Gibbs- Smith Publisher, 1994. Dust jacket, oblong. $150.00

  37. [Dusard, Jay] Tiny Satellite Press / Cattle Track Press. Catalog. Contains an individual card with print of Dusard horse. 2006. Wraps. $10.00

  38. SOLD Dykstra, Robert R. The Cattle Towns. A landmark contribution to the history of cattle drives and cowboys. University of Nebraska Press. Soft cover $29.95

  39. Etling, Kathy, ed. The Quotable Cowboy. The age of the Cowboy, according to historians, lasted a mere fourteen yers, yet everywhere today we can see the mark that he made upon this land. Popular culture has immortalized the cowboy through novels, TV, films and in this volume, you will find more than four hundred of the best quotations that captures the spirit of the West. Included are quotes from Baxter Black, Clint Eastwood, Charles Goodnight, Tom Mix, John Wayne, Charlie Russell. The Lyons Press, 2002. Dust jacket. $14.95

  40. SOLD Evans, Edna Hoffman. Written With Fire: The Story of Cattle Brands. Illustrations and background on branding. Previous owner's name inscribed front end sheet, former library copy with white-out marks. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1962. Decorated cloth. $10.00

  41. Ewald, Chase Renholds. Cowboy Chic: Western Style Comes Home. The newest western decor represents an evolution in sophistication - an interesting selection of western touches for the home. Gibbs Smith, 2000. Dust jacket. $39.95

  42. Ewing, Sherm. The Range. Captivating story of people and land use on the northern plains of Montana and Alberta, Participants tell in their own words how and why this area came to what it is today. Mountain Press, 1995. Dust jacket. $25.00

  43. SOLD French, Giles. Cattle Country of Peter French. 1st edition. Story of how the great stockmen of the late 1800's set a pattern for modern cow ranches, improving the land and cattle by the best scientific methods available. Black and white illustrations throughout. Binfords&Mort, 1964. Dust jacket shows wear on top. $45.00


  44. Fry, Alan. The Ranch on the Cariboo: The Hardships, Rewards, and Excitement of Ranching in British Columbia. Exciting first hand, true account of ranching in British Columbia in the 1940's- driving cattle in the difficult bush country, struggling to get the hay in, hunting bear, searching for lost cows in sub-zero weather and fighting tic fever. Doubleday, 1962. Dust jacket. $15.00

  45. Galbreath, Lester. Campfire Tales: True Stories from the Western Frontier. Crowded with trail-driving cowboys, whiskey-guzzling, gunslingers and fierce-riding Indians, Campfire Tales captures the drama and excitement of the western frontier. Bright Sky, 2005. Soft cover. $19.95

  46. George-Warren, Holly. Cowboy: How Hollywood Invented the Wild West. Featuring the Real West campfire melodies, matinee idols, four-legged friends, cowgirls & lone guns. Meticulously researched and powerfully written. Reader's Digest. 2002. Dust jacket. $32.95

  47. SOLD Gesell, Laurence E. Cowboy Language: The Original Lingo of the Cow Town Frontier. Glossary of terms and phrases used by the American Cowboy. Coast Aire, 2001. Dus jacket. $24.00

  48. SOLD Grant, Bruce. The Cowboy Encyclopedia: The Old and the New West from the Open Range to the Dude Ranch. Illustrated by Jackie and Fiore mastri with doubledaycover by Clark Bronson. Rand McNally, 1951. Soft cover. $8.00

  49. SOLD Grant, Bruce. Leather Braiding. Illustrated by Larry Spinelli. Very detailed how-to book on the hobby with helpful illustrations. Cornell Maritime, 1961. Dust jacket. $15.00

  50. SOLD Green, Ben K. Back to Back: Texas Cow Horses & the Vermont Maid and Mr. Undertaker & the Cleveland Bay Horse. Edition limited to 850 copies, No. 19. Author's presentation copy. Encinco Press, 1970. Red boards with paper labels in red slipcase. $300.00

  51. Greer, Jim with Charles Miller. Riding West: An Outfitter's Life. Illustrations by Scott Yeager. The story of a man who left the urban life to operate a guide and outfitting service on Colorado's Western Slope. University Press of Colorado, 1999. Dust jacket. $27.50

  52. SOLD Grosskopf, Linda with Rick Newby. On Flatwillow Creek: The Story of Montana's N Bar Ranch. Chronicles the 100 year history of this ranch. 1st edition. Exceptional Books, 1991. Dust jacket. $100.00

  53. SOLD Gunter, Curly R.V. The Mustang Wranglers. This true story describes a wrangler crew's fourteen-hundred-mile journey through vast prairie and forest with a large herd of horses. Fifth House, 1997. Soft cover. $10.95

  54. SOLD Hage, Wayne. Storm Over Rangelands: Private Rights in Federal Lands. 1st edition. This text draws the line between private rights and government. Storm shook the anti-property rights movement upon its first release, revealing the federal lands were for the most part already privatized. Hage leads you through the fascinating settlement history of America, showing how property rights were developed in the West. Free Enterprise, 1989. Soft cover. $9.95

  55. Haley, J. Evetts. Focus on the Frontier. Photographic summary of cattle ranching in the Southwest; a Western Album of Americana. Typography by Carl Hertzog. Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation, 1957. Red wraps. $45.00

  56. SOLD Harris, Frank. My Reminiscences as a Cowboy. Story of a cowboy from Ireland to Texas. Charles Boni Paper Books, 1930. Soft cover with blue pencil markings on the cover. $15.00

  57. SOLD Hart, William S. My Life - East and West: The Life Story of William S. Hart. Autobiography of Hart's life growing up and finally becoming an actor. 1st edition. Houghton Mifflin, Co., 1929. Dust jacket is moderately worn, price clipped, and not full height of book. $75.00

  58. Hart, William S. My Life - East and West. Autobiography of Hart's life growing up and finally becoming an actor.  Edited by Martin Ridge. Lakeside Press, 1994. Brown cloth. $25.00


  59. Horan, James D. Across the Cimarron. Marshal George Bolds' own story of his life and and adventues in the cow towns of the wild west. Cover illustration by Nick Eggenhofer. Bonanza Books, 1956. Dust jacket with bottom piece of spine missing. $20.00

  60. SOLD Hussa, Linda. Lige Langston: Sweet Iron. 1st edition. Hussa blends oral history, storytelling, and poetry to evoke the complexity of the life of Henry Elijah Langston, a buckaroo, and rawhide braider, born in 1908 in the Great Basin. University of Oklahoma Press, 1999. Dust jacket. $28.95

  61. SOLD Hyde, Dayton O. The Pastures of Beyond: An Old Cowboy Looks Back at the Old West. Full of humor, rollicking stories, and love of the land, it is his homage to the cowboys, Indians and great horses. 1st edition. Arcade Publishing, 2005. Dust jacket. $25.00

  62. SOLD Jackson, Jack. Los Mestenos: Spanish Ranching in Texas 1721-1821. Illustrated by the author. Chronicles in detail the hundred year story of Spanish ranching in Texas. 1st edition. Texas A&M University Press, 1986. Dust jacket. $49.95

  63. SOLD Jennings, Jim. Best Remudas. Tells the stories of ranch life in many parts of the North American continent and how each ranch has its own unique way of handling its cattle and horses. Wonderful color photographs by Jennings. American Quarter Horse Association. Bright Sky Press, 2006. Dust jacket. $39.95

  64. SOLD Kemp, Ben W. and J. C. Dykes. Cow Dust and Saddle Leather. The story of Ben K. Kemp, an early Texas rancher and Ranger. Signed by Jeff Dykes. 1st edition. University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. Dust jacket. $60.00


  65. SOLD Marcas Y Senales Para Identificacion de Ganado. Estado De Sonora. Cattle brand book of Sonora. 1963. Quarter leather with gold embossed cloth. $25.00

  66. SOLD McCauley, James Emmit. A Stove-Up Cowboy's Story. Introduction by John A. Lomax, afterword by Car Hertzog with drawings by Tom Lea. Story of a Texas and Western cowboy. Facsimile with additions, second printing. Southern Methodist University Press, 1965. Dust jacket. $30.00

  67. SOLD Meador, Douglas. Trail Dust: Friendly Heart-Warming Star-Dusted Philosophy by the Sage of Matador. Signed by the author, previous owner's name on front endsheet. 1st edition. Naylor Co., 1940. Pale blue pictorial cloth. $25.00

  68. SOLD Merrill, Louis P. Aristocrats of the Cow Country. List of 100 rare books on cattle. Limited to 200 numbered copies. Pack-Saddle Press, 1973. Tan wraps. $35.00

  69. SOLD Moore, Dan. Shoot Me a Biscuit: Stories of Yesteryear's Roundup Cooks. Told by a man who spent most of his life on cattle ranches. 1st edition. University of Arizona Press, 1974. Dust jacket with minor fading on front and spine. $25.00

  70. SOLD Mora, Jo. Trail Dust and Saddle Leather. Written by a real "old timer" who rode and observed Cowboys from Canada to Tierra Caliente for half a century. Illustrated with drawings by the author. 1st edition. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946. Dust jacket with some wear on edges. $125.00

  71. SOLD Mortensen, Vern C. The Making of a Cowboy. 1st edition. This book tells of the drudgery, the days in the mud, the nights spent in the bitter cold weather, the sweat and the physical torture of being a cowhand. Vantage, 1985. Dust jacket. $20.00

  72. SOLD Olson, Ted. Ranch on the Laramie: A Memoir of an American Boyhood. A rich, nostalgic memoir of a anished way of life in the West. 1st edition. Remains of bookplate on front sheet. Atlantic Monthly Press, 1973. Dust jacket. $40.00

  73. SOLD O.T.O. Ranch, Dude Ranch, Montana. Printed brochure of this dude ranch near Yellowstone National Park. Filled with photographs of activities and property. Hammond Printing, nd. Tan cover wraps. $45.00

  74. SOLD Pattie, Jane. Cattle Brands: Ironclad Signatures. Foreword by Elmer Kelton. Features the Leonard Stiles Branding Iron Collection of the Cattle Raisers Museum. A history of Stiles and the brand irons. Bright Sky Press, 2002. Dust jacket. $34.95

  75. SOLD Pearce, W. M. The Matador Land and Cattle Company. The story of the ranching enterprise, financed by the Scotts, that stretched from Montana, Wyoming and down to Oklahoma and New mexico. University of Oklahoma Press, 1982. Soft cover with minor wear. $30.00

  76. SOLD Potter, Col. Jack. Cattle Trails of the Old West. Edited and compiled by Laura R. Krehbiel. Fold out map. Laura R. Krehbiel, 1939. Soft cover, worn. $60.00

  77. The Practical Horseshoer. Richardson M.T. (editor) Collection of articles on horseshoeing, in all its branches, which have appeared from time to time in the columns of The Blacksmith and Wheelwright including a chapter on horse physiognomy and another on ox shoeing. Johnson Books, 1991. Soft cover. $10.95

  78. SOLD Raine, William MacLeod and Will C. Barnes. Cattle, Cowboys and Rangers. Story of ranching in the West, with emphasis on Texas. Originally printed under the title Cattle. Illustrated with photograph. Grosset & Dunlap. Tan cloth with red decorations and printing. Shows some wear. $25.00

  79. SOLD Randolph, Edmund. Hell Among the Yearlings. The story of a Montana rancher. Illustrated by James Ryan. 1st edition. W. W. Norton, 1955. $30.00

  80. Records, Laban Samuel. Cherokee Outlet Cowboy: Recollections of Laban S. Records. 1st edition. Edited by Ellen Jayne Maris Wheeler. Fascinating true history of the vanished old West frontier, by a man who lived the way of life that has now passed into folklore. Records worked as a freighter on the Santa Fe Trail, a cowpuncher in the Dodge City stockyards, a cook for the Osage Agency at Pawhuska, and a line rider for the T-5 and Spade ranches in the Cherokee Outlet. His account of everyday cowboy life in the Outlet is couple with exciting stories of frontier life, such as his narrow escape from a raid by Dull Knife and the Cheyenne warriors. University of Oklahoma Press. Soft cover. $19.95

  81. SOLD Reid, Ace. Cowpokes. Cow Country Cartoons. Introduction by S. Omar Barker. 2d edition. Harper Road, 1958. Wraps. $8.00

  82. SOLD Reid, Ace. Cowpokes Comin' Yore Way. Lighthearted book of cowboy cartoon captions. Cowpokes, 1966. Wraps. $12.50

  83. SOLD Reid, Ace. Them Cowpokes. Cowboy humor captured in cartoon format. Cowpokes, 1962. Wraps. $12.50

  84. SOLD Rider, Rowland W. and Deirdre Paulsen. Sixshooters and Sagebrush: Cowboy Stories of the Southwest. Stories along the Grand Canyon . BYU Press, 1979. Soft cover. $10.00

  85. SOLD Rojas, Arnold Vaqueros and Buckeroos. Reprint. (1984) $ 30.00

  86. Santee, Ross. The Rummy Kid Goes Home: And Other Stories of the Southwest. Illustrated by the author. Collection of short stories about the west published the year of his untimely death. Hastings House, 1965. Dust jacket. $25.00

  87. SOLD Santee, Ross. Spike: The Story of a Cowpuncher's Dog. Illustrated by the author. Originally published under the title The Pooch, this is the story of Spike, a plain spoken dog like many others who spent his puppyhood in the city but when transferred to a dude ranch in Arizona he begins punching cattle for Big Boy, and he knew he had found the life he wanted to live. Contains an original pen and ink sketch signed by Santee. Grosset & Dunlap, 1931. Red decorated cloth. $175.00

  88. SOLD Schmedding, Joseph. Cowboy and Indian Trader. 1st edition. Caxton Printers, 1951. $50.00

  89. SOLD Simmons, Marc. Teddy's Cattle Drive: A Story from History. Illustrations by Ronald Kil. The rousing story of Teddy Abbott, an eleven-year-old boy who embarks on his first cattle drive in 1871 for younger readers. University of New Mexico Press, 2005. Dust jacket. $18.95

  90. SOLD Simms, J. Denton. Cowboys, Indians and Pulpits: The Memoirs of J. Denton Simms. Autobiography of New Mexico pioneer who settled in Lincoln County. Edited by D. Harper Simms. Floersheim Printing Co., 1982. Soft cover. $12.50

  91. SOLD Sims, Orland L. Cowpokes, Nesters, & So Forth. 1st edition. A virtual history of West Texas from the close of the frontier to the present. Previous owner's name inscribed front end sheet. Encino Press, 1970. Dust jacket. $38.50

  92. SOLD Siringo, Charles A. A Lone Star Cowboy. Being fifty years experience in the saddle as Cowboy, Detective and New Mexico Ranger, on every cow trail in the wooly old west. Aso the doings of some "bad" cowboys, such as "Billy the Kid" Wess Harding and "Kid Curry." 1st edition, rebound. Santa Fe., 1919. $150.00

  93. SOLD SMS Ranches. Small book with illustrations give a history and look at current operations along with a whose who of this famous Texas ranch. Swenson Land and Cattle Co. Wraps. $40.00

  94. SOLD Stoecklein, David R. The Spur: history, art, culture, function. Photographer Stoecklein has gathered an amazing assortment of spurs in this volume - a part of series on cowboy gear. Collectors of spurs have written sections on the history and differences of the various spurs. Stoecklein Publishing & Photography, 2003. Dust jacket. $35.00

  95. SOLD Swaffar, Paul. Look What I Stepped In. Illustrated by Tom Phillips. Written by the former Secretary of the American Hereford Association, who recalls with humorous stories his days in Oklahoma. 1st edition. Lowell Press, 1972. Dust jacket. $22.50

  96. SOLD Symons, R. D. Where the Wagon Led: One Man's Memories of the Cowboy's Life in the Old West. Contains 70 skteches by the author of the old cowboy way of life. 1st edition. Doubleday, 1973. Dust jacket. $25.00


  97. Thybony, Scott. Cowboys and Cattle Drives. Westward Expansion Series No. 3. A brief look at cowboys on the Western frontier - for the young adult but with great information and illustrations. Jefferson National Parks Association, 2001. Wraps. $5.00

  98. SOLD Towne, Charles Wayland and Edward Norris Wentworth. Cattle & Men. The story of men and cattle coming up through the ages together, of what they have done for each other and of the powerful influences each has exerted on the life of the other. 1st edition. University of Oklahoma Press, 1955. Dust jacket with minor wear. $55.00


  99. Tyler, Daniel. WD Farr: Cowboy in the Boardroom. Foreword by Senator Hank Brown. Biography of the Colorado rancher, banker, cattle feeder and expert in irrigation. University of Oklahoma Press, 2012. Soft cover. $19.95

  100. SOLD Van Cleve, Spike. A Day Late and a Dollar Short. Spike introduces you to his family and his friends in chapter after chapter of uproarious tales. Previous owner's name on front endsheet. Lowell Press, 1991. Dust jacket. $25.00

  101. SOLD Watson, Thomas M. Make Your Mark. Number 156 of a limited 250 copies signed by the author and illustrator Byron B. Wolfe. Book about brands that gives a short history of how brands evolved. Lowell Press. Green cloth. $35.00

  102. White, Courtney. Revolution on the Range: The Rise of a New Ranch in the American West. Discusses the compromise that can be made between ranchers and environmentalists for preserving the American West. Island Press, 2008. Dust jacket. $25.95

  103. Williams, Sally Munds. History of Valuable Pioneers of the State of Arizona. Story of the Munds family and other Mormon settlers in northern Arizona. Previous owner's name on title page. 1987. Soft cover. $20.00

  104. SOLD Wills, Kathy Lynn. How To Win A Cowboy's Heart: Favorite Western Recipes. Meals to bring the romance of the West into your home. Gibbs Smith, 2010. Soft cover. $9.99.

  105. SOLD Willson, Roscoe G. Pioneer Cattlemen of Arizona. Volume one. Brief biographies of Arizona's cattle ranchers. McGrew Commerical Printery, 1951. Wraps - "City Desk" written on front cover. $45.00

  106. SOLD Wood, Elizabeth Lambert. Pete French: Cattle King. Biography about a ranchman who is surrounded by contradictory opinion, mystery, and legend. Previous owner's name and trail markings drawn on front end sheet map. Binfords & Mort, 1951. Dust jacket. $25.00

  107. SOLD Yost, Nellie Snyder. The Call of the Range: The Story of the Nebraska Stock Growers Association. A factual history of the Nebraska cattle industry from the earliest days of road ranches and trail herds. Illustrated. Previous owner's name on verso of half-title page. 1st edition. Sage Books, 1966. Binding loose, dust jacket. $50.00

  108. SOLD Young, Paul E. Back Trail of an Old Cowboy. 1st edition. Edited by Nellie Snyder Yost. Story of an old ranch hand from 1892 Utah through the mining towns of the Western Slope of Colorado to the ranching country of eastern Montana. Nebraska Press, 1983. Dust jacket. $20.00

Texas, the Alamo and Mexican War

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  1. SOLD Acosta, Teresa Palomo and Ruthe Winegarten. Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History. 1st edition. Offers the first detailed accounts of Tejans' lives in the colonial period and from the Republic of Texas up to 1900. University of Texas Press, 2003. Dust jacket. $45.00

  2. SOLD Adams, William L. and Anthony K. Knopp. Portrait of a Border City: Brownsville Texas. 1st edition. The authors capture not only the spirit that embodies the Brownsville of today, but they also remind us of both our history and the challenges we face if the next 150 years are to be as good as the last 150. Eakin Press, 1997. Soft cover. $18.95

  3. SOLD Allen, Charles Fletcher. David Crockett Scout: Small Boy, Pilgrim, Mountaineer, Soldier, Bear-Hunter, and Congressman - Defender of the Alamo. Illustrations by Frank McKernan. Youthful biography of this American hero. The American Trail Blazers series. Previous owner's bookplate and name on front endsheet. 11th printing. J. B. Lippincott Co., 1911. Pictorial creme cloth. $35.00

  4. SOLD Banta, Captain William and J. W. Caldwell, Jr. Twenty-Seven Years on the Texas Frontier. Re-written and revised by L. G. Park. 1933. Soft cover. $40.00

  5. SOLD Barnett, Louise. Ungentlemanly Acts: The Army's Notorious Incest Trial. Story of Captain Andrew Geddes court martial in 1879, west Texas. Hill and Wang, 2000. Dust jacket. $25.00

  6. Bateman, Ed. Horse Breakers: Texas Style. 1st edition. A lightly written and abundantly illustrated book of facts about western horses and how they are trained for use. Texas style.Carl K. Wilson, 1947. Dust jacket shows stains and tears. $35.00

  7. SOLD Beaubien, Ola Harris. Red Sun. 1st edition. Autographed. Novel. Naylor Company, 1938. Orange cloth. $20.00

  8. SOLD Becerra, Francisco. A Mexican Sergeant's Recollections of the Alamo and San Jacinto. As told to John S. Ford in 1875. Introduction by Dan Kilgore. This book answers many questions concerning the fall of the Alamo - and raises many more. Jenkins Publishing Co., 1980. Dust jacket. $100.00

  9. Benner, J. A. Lone Star Rebel. Illustrated by R. B. Dance. Historical novel about Col. Lawrence Sullivan Ross, heroic commander of the Sixth Texas Cavalry. 1st edition. John F. Blair, 1971. Dust jacket. $15.00

  10. Bernstein, Patricia. The First Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington and the Rise of the NAACP. Story of the 1916 killing of a young black youth. Texas A&M University Press, 2005. Soft cover. $19.95

  11. SOLD Brice, Donaly. The Great Comanche Raid: Boldest Indian Attack of the Texas Republic. The story of the 1840 Indian attack, the boldest and most concerted in Texas history, from its causes through the follow-up actions by the Texans after the Indian's defeat. 1st edition, 3rd printing. Eakin Press, 1987. Dust jacket. $45.00

  12. SOLD Brown, John Henry. The Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas. Brown's most important book and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early pioneers. The information was gathered over his entire fifty years in Texas. The large volume contains hundreds of biographical sketches of early Texas of the 19th century, with an immense amount of material. Most valuable are the accounts of the numerous fights and skirmishes between early Texas and Indians. Author tells of his own experience in Texas Indian fighting at the Battle of Plum Creek in 1840. State House Press, 1988. Blue cloth. $125.00

  13. SOLD Bruce, Leona. Banister was There. 1st edition. Story about the author's father and his life as a Texas Ranger, treasury agent, and sheriff. Branch-Smith, 1968. Dust jacket. $30.00

  14. Bryant, Tom and Joel Bernstein. A Taste of Texas Ranching: Cooks and Cowboys. Foreword by Elmer Kelton. Offering more than 30 Texas receipes from different ranches around the Lone Star State. Texas Tech University Press, 1995. Soft cover. $21.95

  15. SOLD Calleros, Cleofas. El Paso...... Then and Now.... Discusses the history of El Paso with an emphasis on the year 1896, and how much it changed in less than sixty years. American Printing, 1954. Tan cloth. $15.00

  16. Capps, Benjamin. The True Memoirs of Charley Blankenship. Novel about a young man who travels West in search of freedom, romance, and excitement. 1st edition. J.B. Lippincott Company. 1972. Dust jacket. $15.00

  17. Carl Hertzog, Printer for the Southwest. Books, Pamphlets and Emphemera: The art and craft of Carl Hertzog. A tribute to Hertzog includes essay by Jeff Dykes. Michael Gibbs Book, Catalogue No. 10, November 1983. Soft cover with minor wear. $20.00

  18. SOLD Chabot, Charles. The Purissima Concepcion of San Antonio: The Best Preserved of Texas Missions. Historic missions with a few illustrations. 1st edition. The Naylor Company, 1935. Wraps. $25.00

  19. SOLD Chabot, Frederick C. The Alamo: Altar of Texas Liberty. Illustrated early history of this pivotal event. White boards with black cloth spine showing some age. 1931. $50.00

  20. SOLD Chamberlain, Samuel E. My Confession. Introduction and postscript by Roger Butterfield. Illustrated by the author. The recollections of a rogue and an American soldier of fortune of his personal adventures before, during, and after the Mexican War. Harper & Brothers, 1958. Dust jacket, minor wear. $45.00

  21. SOLD Chamberlain, Samuel E. My Confession. Introduction and postscript by Roger Butterfield. Foreword by John Eisenhower. Illustrated by the author. The recollections of a rogue and an American soldier of fortune of his personal adventures before, during, and after the Mexican War. University of Nebraksa Press, 1987. Soft cover. $25.00

  22. Chapa, Juan Bautista. Texas & Northeastern Mexico - 1630 - 1690. Edited with an introduction by William C. Foster. Translated by Ned F. Brierley. This volume offers the only accurate and annotated English translation of Chapa's Historia, who was an authority on the local Indians. This information together with descriptions of the vegetation, wildlife and climate in seventeenth-century Texas will be of interest to ethnographers, anthropologists and other scholars. 1st edition. University of Texas Press, 1997. Dust jacket. $34.95

  23. SOLD Clayton, Lawrence. Historic Ranches of Texas. A must for cattle people, wildlife enthusiasts, historians and the general public interested in Western or Texas ranching history. Paintings by J. U. Salvant. 1st paperback printing. University of Texas Press, 1997. Soft cover. $19.95

  24. Cooper-Chase, Rosalie. Close Encounters of the Bovine: Recollections of a Rural Veterinarian. The author tells her adventures she had as an East Texas veterinaan. Johnson Books, 2006. Soft cover. $16.00

  25. SOLD Crager, Kelly E. Hell Under the Rising Sun: Texan POWS and the Building of the Burma-Thailand Death Railway. The story of the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery Regiment who were captured in 1942, sent to Burma to build the railroad along with other Allied prisoners and Asian conscript laborers. Texas A&M University Press, 2008. Dust jacket. $29.95

  26. SOLD Crimm, Ana Carolina Castillo. De Leon: A Tejano Family History. A major study of the a Mexican American family in Texas. 1st edition. University of Texas Press, 2003. Dust jacket. $50.00

  27. SOLD Cuate, Melodie A. Journey to the Alamo. Young adult history encountering the events at the Alamo. Mr. Barrington's Mysterious Trunk. Texas Tech Univedrsity Press, 2006. Dust jacket. $17.95

  28. Davis, Joe Tom. Legendary Texians Vol. IV. Four bigger than life Texians who helped carve the Lone Star State: Jack Hays, Richard King, Sul Ross and "Three-Legged Willie" Williamson. 1989. Soft cover. $17.95

  29. Dearen, Patrick. Lone Star Lost: Buried Treasures in Texas. Different stories of gold and other treasure to be found in Texas. Texas Small Books. TCU Press, 2009. Casebound. $9.95

  30. Eckhardt, C.F. The Lost San Saba Mines: One Man's Search For Ancient Treasure in the Hills Of Texas. True-life adventure of Eckhardt unraveling the legend and the myth that have long hidden the truth about the mysterious mines. 1st edition. Texas Monthly Press, 1982. $ 25.00

  31. Evans, Augusta J. Inez. A novel of the Tale of the Alamo. Previous owner's name and stamps on front endsheet, dated 1925. Grosset & Dunlap. Dust jacket with minor tears. $15.00

  32. SOLD Foster, William C. Historic Native Peoples of Texas. Foreword by Alston V. Thoms. Accounts of early explorers meeting Indians of Texas. 1st edition. University of Texas Press, 2008. Blue cloth. $65.00

  33. SOLD Frazee, Steve. The Alamo. Mass market paperback with tie-in to John Wayne movie. Contains a few images from the film. Avon Book, 1960. Soft cover. $12.50

  34. SOLD Garber, Paul Neff. The Gadsden Treaty: A Thesis. History of the Gadsden Treaty and its aftermath. Peter Smith, 1959. Green cloth. $18.50

  35. SOLD Gard, Wayne. Cattle Brands of Texas. Describes the brands and the cattle ranches that appeared on the walls of the First National Bank in Dallas. Wraps. $25.00

  36. SOLD Garry, Jim. The First Liar never Has a Chance: Curly, Jack and Bill (& Other Characters of the Hills, Brush, and Plains). 1st edition. Collection of tales from storytellers from central Texas, outside of Austin. Crown Publishers, 1994. Dust jacket. $20.00

  37. Geyer, Andrew. Whispers in Dust and Bone. 1st edition. Award winning stories all turn on the passing of the rural Southwest Texas way of life and its stamp on those who leave there. Texsa Tech, 2003. Dust jacket. $24.95

  38. SOLD Gilhuly, Michael J. and Marilyn Gilhuly. Call to Glory: The Life and Times of a Texas Ranger. An emphatic, gripping historical fiction novel of three brothers from Texas. Longstreet Press, 2001. Dust jacket. $25.00

  39. SOLD Glick, Thomas F. The Old World Background of the Irrigation System of San Antonio, Texas. Early history of farming. Southwestern Studies Monograph No. 35. Texas Western Press, 1972. Soft cover. $10.00

  40. SOLD Gonzalez, Jovita. Life Along the Border: A Landmark Tejana Thesis. Edited with an introduction by Maria Eugenia Cotera. One of the foundational documents of Mexican American history in Texas originally written in 1929. 1st edition. Texas A&M University Press, 2006. Dust jacket. $35.00

  41. Graham, Don. Kings of Texas: The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire. The tale of the larger-than-life characters who founded, built, and expanded this vast ranch holding. John Wiley & Son, 2002. Dust jacket. $24.95

  42. Grant, Michael. Deep in the Heart of Texas. Photography by Willard and Kathy Clay. A look at Texas with stunning images and descriptive text. Thunder Bay Press, 1991. Dust jacket, oversize. $10.00

  43. SOLD Graves, John. From a Limestone Ledge: Some essays and other ruminations about country life in Texas. Uncorrected proof. Knopf, 1980. Soft cover. $10.00

  44. Greene, A.C. The 50+ Best Books on Texas. Being subjective and daring, Greene attempts to discriminate and judge with this list. Something most critics of Texas prior to the 1980's would not do. 1st publisehd in August 1981 edition of Texas Monthly.1st edition. Universtity of North Texas Press, 1998. $19.95

  45. SOLD Greene, A. C. The Last Captive. The life of Herman Leghmann, who was taken by the Indians as a boy from his Texas home and adopted by the Apache & Comanche. Previous owner's inscription. Includes publisher's flyer of the book. 1st edition. Encino Press, 1972. Dust jacket with minor wear. $45.00

  46. SOLD Groneman, Bill. Alamo Defenders: A Genealogy: The People and Their Words. A well researched and annotated bibliographical reference. Eakin Press, 1990. Soft cover. $17.95

  47. SOLD Groneman, William. David Crockett: Hero of the Common Man. Biography of the man shrouded in myth and legend. American Heroes series. Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2005. Dust jacket. $19.95

  48. Hackney, Ann. Texas: The Epic Adventure. Foreword by Lady Bird Johnson. Drawings by Carol Hodges. Juvenile. Brief history covering all aspects of the history of Texas. Oversized. Historic Jefferson Foundation, 1985. Soft cover. $7.50

  49. Haley, J. Evetts. Focus on the Frontier. Typography by Carl Hertzog. Shamrock Oil and Gas Corporation, 1957. Wraps. $45.00

  50. Haley, J. Evetts. A Texan Looks At Lyndon: A Study in Illegitimate Power. Palo Duro Press, 1964. Soft cover. $5.00

  51. SOLD Hamner, Laura V. The No-Gun Man of Texas. Hamner writes about Charles Goodnight and those who knew him while giving the picture of home life in pioneer form, school life and church life in their infancy. 1st edition. Excellent condition. Laura V. Hamner, 1935. $50.00

  52. Hary, Joyce Pounds. Roads to Forgotten Texas. Poems by Hardy and photographs by Tommy LaVergne. Memories of rural Texas. 1st edition. Texas Review Press, 2004. Soft cover oblong. $18.95

  53. Harrigan, Stephen. The Gates of the Alamo. A novel of the siege and fall of the Alamo. Penguin. Soft cover with minor wear. $10.00

  54. SOLD Hendricks, Rick and W.H. Timmons. San Elizario: Spanish Presidio to Texas County Seat. 1st edition. The first documented history of San Elizario in the spanish, Mexican, and American periods to 1900. University of Texas El Paso, 1998. Dust jacket. $35.00

  55. SOLD Hinkle, James F. Early Days of a Cowboy on the Pecos. Recognized by many historians and researchers as an outstanding chronicle of ranch work and life in the southwest before the turn of the century. Reprint of the third edition. James F. Hinkle, ND. $30.00

  56. SOLD Huffines, Alan C. Blood of Noble Men: The Alamo Siege & Battle: An Illustrated Chronology. Illustrated by Gary S. Zaboly; foreword by Stephen L. Hardin. Provides a day-by-day account utilizing the accounts of the different participants. 1st edition. Eakin Press, 1999. Soft cover oversize. $27.95

  57. SOLD Humphrey, David C. Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero Thomas William Ward 1807-1872. Biography of Ward who lost his leg on his first day of action during the Texas Revolution. Ward's public career spanned three decades - being a part of the local, state and federal governments. Texas State Historical Association, 2009. Dust jacket. $39.95

  58. Huston, Fred. Those S.O.B.'S at Tarryall. 1st edition. Presentation copy signed by the author. The crusty characters who prospected the gold streams, worked in the mines and pioneered the Rockies of Colorado are the unsung heroes of Fred Huston's collection of tales. Nortex Press, 1974. $22.50

  59. SOLD Jackson, Jack. New Texas History Movies. Drawings and text by Jackson, introduction by John Wheat. Illustrated history of Texas. Texas State Historical Association, 2007. Oversize wraps. $9.95

  60. SOLD Jackson, Ron. Alamo Legacy: Alamo Descendants Remember the Alamo. The defenders live in the words of their descendants; a collection of legends. Eakin Press, 1997. Soft cover. $17.95

  61. SOLD Jasinski, Laurie E. Hill Country Backroads: Showing the Way in Comal County. A roadside history and look at this Texas region. Texas Christian University Press, 2001. Soft cover. $17.95

  62. SOLD Jenkins, John H. Audubon and Other Capers: Confessions of a Texas Bookmaker. Autobiography of a writer and fine publisher. Signed by Jenkins. Pemberton Press, 1976. Dust jacket, oversize. $45.00

  63. Kelly, Eric P. On the Staked Plain: El Llano Estacado. Illustrated by Harve Stein. Novel set in Texas. Signed by the author. 1st edition. Macmillan Co., 1940. Blue cloth. $35.00

  64. Kelton, Elmer. Sandhills Boy: The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer. A warm-hearted romantic, funny and nostalgic memoir of his growing up in the ranch and oil-patch country just easy of the Pecos River. Also learn about his military experience in WWII and how he met his wife in the Austrian Alps. [Elmer Kelton's novels are featured on the Western Fiction page] Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2007. Dust jacket. $23.95

  65. SOLD Kendall, George Wilkins. Dispatches from the Mexican War. Edited with an introduction by Lawrence Delbert Cress. Newspaper articles by pioneering war correspondent George Kendall who wrote vividly from Mexico about America's first foreign war. 1st edition. University of Oklahoma Press, 1999. Dust jacket. $40.00

  66. Kimball, Clark. The Southwest Printer. A tribute to Carl Hertzog from the Carl Hertzog Lecture Series. University of Texas El Paso, 1990. Wraps. $10.00

  67. SOLD Kohn, James. Southwestern Flying Adventures. Stories of flying across Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Peter E. Randall, Pub., 2003. Soft cover. $15.00

  68. SOLD Lea, Tom. The King Ranch. The hundred-year story of the greatest ranch in the world. 1st edition, 1st state, with page 507 beginning "Alice" rather than "For Alice." Little, Brown and Co., 1957. Cloth, 2 vols in worn slipcase. $75.00

  69. SOLD Lemon, Mark. The Illustrated Alamo 1836: A Photographic Journey. Foreword by Craig R. Covner. A visual history of this historic place with explanatory text. State House Press, 2008. Dust jacket, oblong. $49.95

  70. SOLD Lewis, Willie Newbury. Between Sun and Sod: An Informal History of the Texas Panhandle. Informal account of the rough, restless men who opened the land and the gentler folk who tamed it. Illustrations by H.D. Bugbee. Dust jacket. Texas A&M University Press, 1976. $35.00

  71. Literary Dallas. Edited by Frances Brannen Vick. Compilation of writers and work from A. C. Greene to Donald Vogel on this Big D city in Texas. TCU Press, 2008. Dust jacket oversize. $29.50

  72. Loman, Al. At the Pass with Carl Hertzog. Brief history on the Southwest's premier book designer/printer. From the Carl Hertzog Lecture Series. University of Texas El Paso, 1991. Wraps. $10.00

  73. Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas. Edited by Gregg Cantrell and Elizabeth Hayes Turner with a foreword by W. Fitzhugh Brundage. Combines history, memory, power and identity in understanding this Western state. Texas A&M University Press, 2007. Soft cover. $19.95

  74. SOLD Loomis, John A. Texas Ranchman: The Memoirs of John A. Loomis. 1st edition. Edited and with an introduction by Herman J. Viola and Sarah Loomis Wilson. Account of Texas ranch life in the 1940's, combining humor, and historical insight. Fur Press, 1982. Wraps. $25.00

  75. SOLD Marshall, J. T. The Miles Expedition of 1874 - 1875: An Eyewitness of the Red River War. Edited by Lonnie J. White. Told by a Kansas newspaperman who served throughout the campaign as a civilian scout. The history of the Red River War that began in the summer of 1874 and ended the resistance to white rule by the once-powerful Southern Cheyenne, Comanche and Kiowa Indian Tribes. Signed by the editor. Encino Press, 1971. Decorative paper boards with mylar cover. $40.00

  76. SOLD Marvin, Isabel R. One of Fannin's Men: A Survivor of Goliad. A young adult story during the fight for Texas independence in 1836. Hendrick-Long Publishing, 1997. Soft cover. $15.00


  77. SOLD Mason, Herbert Molloy, Jr. The Texas Rangers. Dramatic account of the Rangers, taken from official records. 1st edition. Meredith Press, 1967. Dust jacket. $45.00

  78. SOLD Matthews, James T. Fort Concho. An illustrated history of this historic Army post on the Texas plateau where the North and Middle Concho rivers join. Ranald Mackenzie's Fourth Cavalry and Col. Grierson's Tenth Cavalry of buffalo soldiers were stationed at Fort Concho. Texas State Historical Association, 2005. Soft cover. $9.95

  79. SOLD Maverick, Maury. A Maverick American. The autobiography of scion of an historic Texan family and member of Congress. Bookplate of previous owner on front endsheet, remains of tape on endsheets. 1st edition. Covici Freiede Publishers, 1937. Dust jacket with wear on edges. $35.00

  80. McCall, Major General George A. Letters from the Frontiers. A facsimile reproduction of the 1868 edition with an introduction and inde by John K. Mahon. McCall saw action against the Seminoles, was a participant in the Mexican American War, and was later ordered to Santa Fe. Bicentennial Floridiana Facsimile Series. University Presses of Florida, 1974. Faux brown leather with gold printing. $22.95

  81. SOLD McClellan, George B. The Mexican War Diary and Correspondence of George B. McClellan. Edited by Thomas W. Cutrer. In this revealing book, Cutrer provides the definitive edition of McClellan's detailed diary and letters from his service in the Mexican War (1846-48) during which he began his rise in the military, named general in chief of the Union forces and commander of the Army of the Potomac. Louisiana State University Press, 2009. Dust jacket. $37.50

  82. McConal, Jon. Bridges over the Brazos. History and travel guide to the bridges in the Brazos, River Region in Texas. TCU Press, 2005. Soft cover. $19.95

  83. McLeRoy, Sherrie S. Braggin' on Texas. Answers to questions about Texas. Illustrated. Texas Small Books. TCU Press, 2008. Casebound. $9.95

  84. SOLD Meador, Douglas. Trail Dust: Star-Dusted Philosophy by an Editor from a Small West Town. Autographed. Short, semi-philosophical excerpts from the award winning journalist. Meador, 1967, Dust jacket. $25.00

  85. Meadowcroft, Enid Lamonte. The Story of Davy Crockett. Illustrated by C. B. Falls. Young adult biography of this Texas hero. Signature Books. Reprint. Weekly Reader. Casebound. $8.00

  86. SOLD Metz, Leon C. Desert Army: Fort Bliss on the Texas Border. Story of the frontier outpost to an international military complex. Signed by the author. Revised edition. Mangan Books, 1989. Dust jacket. $30.00

  87. SOLD Michno, Gregory. The Settlers' War: The Struggle for the Texas Frontier in the 1860s. Story of the encounters between homesteaders and the Comanches, Kiowas and Apaches on the Texas frontier. Caxton Press, 2011. Dust jacket. $24.95

  88. SOLD Michno, Gregory. The Settlers' War: The Struggle for the Texas Frontier in the 1860s. Story of the encounters between homesteaders and the Comanches, Kiowas and Apaches on the Texas frontier. Caxton Press, 2011. Soft cover. $19.95

  89. SOLD Morgenthaler, Jefferson. The River Has Never Divided Us: A Border History of La Junta de los Rios. The first comprehensive history of the river and region between Texas and Chihuahua, formed by the conjunctionof the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos. University of Texas Press, 2004. Soft cover. $22.95

  90. SOLD Munson, Charlie. Mister Charlie: Memoir of a Texas Lawman 1902-1910. Edited with an introduction by Kenneth E. Munson. Recollections of his life as chief deputy, then as sheriff of Lavaca County, Texas. 1st edition. Madrona Press, 1975. Dust jacket. $30.00

  91. book cover SOLD Nevels, Cynthia Skove. Lynching to Belong: Claiming Whiteness through Racial Violence. Discusses in detail one particular incident in Brazos County, Texas that five lynchings pointed to an emerging social phenomenon of the time pertaining to recent European immigrants. 1st edition. Texas A&M University Press, 2007. Dust jacket. $24.95 *

  92. SOLD Newell H. Perry, and Alex D. Krieger. The George C. Davis Site: Cherokee County, Texas. Memoirs of the Society for American Archaeology, number five. Edited by Irving Rouse. Detailed account of the excavated site with black and white illustrations throughout. Published jointly by The Society for American Archaeology and The University of Texas, 1949. Wraps. $35.00

  93. SOLD Nichols, Edward J. Zach Taylor's Little Army. A little army in a small war that showed the U.S. a lot about West Pointers, citizen soldiers, field artillery, and politics vs. the military in a nation's drive to expand. Previous owner's bookplate on loose front endsheet. Small hole on title page. 1st edition. Doubleday & Co., 1963. Dust jacket. $20.00

  94. SOLD Nofi, Albert A. The Alamo and the Texas War for Independence September 30, 1835 - April 21, 1836: Heroes, Myths, and History. Chronicles the epic struggle of the Texas War for Independence. Combined Books, 1992. Dust jacket. $12.50

  95. SOLD Nordyke, Lewis. Nubbin Ridge: My boyhood on a Texas farm. Nordyke writes about growing up in the Texas Panhandle from 1909-1919. 1st edition. Doubleday and Company, 1960. Dust jacket. $35.00

  96. SOLD Nunn, W.C. Somervell: Story of a Texas County. 1st edition. Detailed history of the rugged, hilly area greened by oaks and cedars. Photographs throughout. Texas Christian, 1975. Dust jacket. $20.00

  97. Olmsted, Frederick Law. A Journey through Texas: Or a Saddle Trip on the Southwestern Frontier. Introduction by Witold Rybczynski. A first hand narrative that captures the manners, food, entertainment and conversation of Texans, as well as their housing, agriculture and business. University of Nebraska Press, 2004. Soft cover. $21.95

  98. SOLD Oswandel, J. Jacob. Notes of the Mexican War, 1846-1848. Edited by Timothy D. Johnson and Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. Oswandel served with the First Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment, Company C or the Monroe Guards during the Mexican American war. He kept a daily record of events, providing a great primary source on the military activity. University of Tennessee Press, 2010. Dust jacket. $59.95

  99. SOLD Peavy, John R. Echoes from the Rio Grande. 1st edition, second printing. Presentation copy signed by author. Story covers a period of fifty years, when the author kept a diary of recorded events that happened along the Rio Grande and Southwest Texas. Previous owner's name inscribed front page. Springman-King, 1963. Dust jacket. $50.00

  100. SOLD Pirtle, Caleb III. The Texas Outback: Portraits of A Wildly Weird Country. With Gerald Crawford, Pirtle has spent years across the mountains and through the hidden canyons of the Texas Outback capturing it in words and photographs. 1st edition. McLennan House, 1986. $45.00

  101. SOLD Pool, William C. A Historical Atlas of Texas. Maps by Edward Triggs and Lance Wren. An indispensible guide to the relationship between the geographical features of the state and its history. Encino Press, 1975. Dust jacket. $40.00

  102. SOLD Rangers of Texas. A collection of stories by various authors, including Joe B. Frantz, Harold B. Simpson, and Ben Procter. Chapters included Jack Hays, Samuel Walker, Ben McCulloch, Rip Ford, Sul Ross, John B. Jones, and Lee McNelly. Texian Press, 1991. Dust jacket. $40.00

  103. SOLD Rathjen, Frederick W. The Texas Panhandle Frontier. Study examines the regional environmental conditions with discussions on culture history and Native Americans. University of Texas Press, 1975. Dust jacket with minor wear on edges. $25.00

  104. SOLD Reid, Stuart. The Texan Army 1835-1846. Illustrated by Richard Hook. Illustrated history of this volunteer army that fought the Mexicans and continued to fight for Texan independence. Osprey Men-at-Arms 398. Osprey, 2003. Soft cover. $15.95

  105. SOLD Richardson, Rupert, N., et al. Along Texas Old Forts Trail. Tourist book provides information about historic sites, community celebrations, as well as the availabilty of antiques, lodging, and restaurants. Illustrations throughout. North Texas press, 1990. Soft cover. $9.95

  106. Rigler, Lewis C. and Judyth Wagner Rigler. In the Line of Duty: Reflections of a Texas Ranger Private. Autobiography of a 20th century Texas Ranger. 2nd printing. Larksdale, 1984. Dust jacket. $30.00

  107. SOLD Rister, Carl Coke. Oil! Titan of the Southwest. With a foreword by E. DeGolyer. An account of one of the most spectacular series of events in American history - the story of the discovery and production of oil in Texas, New mexico and other western states. 1st edition. Minor staining on front endsheet. University of Oklahoma Press, 1949. Black cloth. $65.00

  108. Rogers, Lisa Waller. The Great Storm: The Hurricane Diary of J. T. King Galveston, Texas, 1900. Book 2 of The Lone Star Journals, the fictional diary of a teenage boy based on historical events. Texas Tech University Press, 2002. Colorful casebound. $14.50

  109. SOLD Rothman, Hal K. LBJ's Texas Whitehouse: "Our Heart's Home". 1st edition. Detailed account of Johnson's ranch and the way it was used during his years in public office. Texas A&M University Press, 2001. Dust jacket. $24.95

  110. SOLD Santa Rita: The University of Texas Oil Discovery. Edited by Walter Prescott Webb. Illustrated by Tom Lea. Texas State Historical Association, 1958. Yellow cloth. $25.00

  111. SOLD Sides, Joseph C. Fort Brown Historical: History of Fort Brown, Texas Border Post on the Rio Grande. 1st edition. Nayor Co., 1942. Dust jacket. $75.00

  112. The Sign of the Eagle: A View of Mexico - 1830 to 1855. The descriptive and poignant letters of Lt. John James Peck, a United States soldier in the conflict with Mexico and the enchanting color lithographs of Mexico by John Phillips, Carl Nebel, Captain D. P. Whiting, Daniel Thomas Egerton and Casimiro Castro. Edited by Richard F. Pourade. 1st edition. Copley Book, 1970. Oversize dust jacket. $35.00

  113. Siringo, Charles A. A Texas Cowboy or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony-taken from real life. Introduction and bibligraphy by J. Frank Dobie and including addenda to the 1886 edition. Illustrated by Tom Lea. University of Nebraska Press, 1979. Soft cover, spine faded. $12.50

  114. SOLD Smith, L. Walden. Saddles Up. 1st edition. Walden has written a memoir of her life ranching in Texas. When she married her husband and came to a cattle ranch in Texas she was a complete city girl. She tells her adventures and experiences learning to be a cattle rancher. Naylor, 1937. Blue cloth. $45.00

  115. SOLD Sowell, A. J. Texas Indian Fighters - Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas. Facts gathered from the survivors of Frontier Days. Stories of pioneer life on the Texas frontier, describing Indian fights and activities of the famous Texas Rangers. A facsimile reproduction of the 1900 original. State House Press, 1986. Blue cloth with gold lettering. $45.00

  116. SOLD Spell, Lota M. Pioneer Printer: Samuel Bangs in Mexico and Texas. 1st edition. Biography of Samuel Bangs and a history of northern Mexico and Texas in the first half of the nineteenth century. University of Texas, 1963. Dust jacket. $30.00

  117. SOLD Stephens, A. Ray and William M. Holmes. Historical Atlas of Texas. A readable approach to history with maps that help explain what happened. 1st edition. University of Oklahoma Press, 1989. Soft cover. $26.95

  118. SOLD Stevens, Peter F. The Rogue's March: John Riley and the St. Patrick's Battalion. The controversial true story of the U.S. Army deserters, the majority of them Irish immigrants, who fought valiantly as a Mexican Army unit during the Mexican War of 1846-48. 1st edition. Brassey's, 1999. Dust jacket. $30.00

  119. SOLD Stevenson, Daisy Glick. A Trail to Manana. A panorama of the King Ranch Country and episodes of the last American frontier. 1st edition. Royal Publishing Co., 1958. Dust jacket. $20.00

  120. SOLD Stowers, Carlton. Death in a Texas Desert and Other True Crime Stories from the Dallas Observer. Foreword by Jim Schutze. Eighteen absorbing stories of recent fascinating cases. Republic of Texas Press, 2003. Soft cover. $18.95

  121. Stroud, Harry A. Conquest of the Prairies. 1st edition. Story of the Plains Indians from the days they roamed freely over the vast expanse of our western prairies as "Cossacks of the Plains" until they were driven from the native hunting grounds to reservations in Western Oklahoma. Two pages of the index are blank. Texian Press, 1968. Dust jacket $20.00

  122. SOLD Swanson, Carl. Four Hoofs and a Heartbeat. 1st edition. Biography of Beef Rider Carl Swanson. Pageant Press, 1968. Dust jacket. $8.50

  123. SOLD Swarthout, Samuel and James Morgan. Fragile Empires: The Texas Correspondence of Samuel Swartwout and James Morgan, 1836-1856. 1st edition. Edited by Feris A. Bass, Jr. and B.R. Brunson. For twenty years Swarthout and Morgan exchanged candid, colorful letters that were for each the main source of news about the other's world of politics, finance, and war. Their correspondence makes fascinating readong and has yielded a mine of insights into the history of Texas and the United States. Shoal Creek Publishers, 1978. Dust jacket. $30.00

  124. SOLD Texas Almanac 2006-2007. Dallas Morning News, 2006. All the current information you need on Texas. Soft cover. $15.95

  125. Texas Women Writers: A Tradition of Their Own. Edited by Sylvia Ann Grider and Lou Halsell Rodenberger. A sweeping account of a rich yet largely ignored literary history covering over 160 years of women's writing in the Lone Star State. No. 8: Tarleton State University, Southwestern Studies in the Humanities. 1st edition. Texas A&M University Press, 1997. Soft cover. $15.00 *

  126. SOLD Thomason, John W., Jr. Gone to Texas. A novel set in Texas in the years after the Civil War, written by the historian who knows military and Texas. Illustrated by the author. 1st edition. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. Dust jacket worn on edges with small piece missing on top of spine. $75.00

  127. SOLD Tinkle, Lon. Mr. De: A Biography of Everette Lee DeGolyer. 1st edition. Foreword by Norman Cousins. Biography about the world's greatest petroleum geologist, the primary and essential pioneer in revolutionizing the oil industry. 1st edition. Little, Brown, and Copany, 1970. Dust jacket. $25.00

  128. SOLD Tise, Sammy. Texas County Sheriffs. Limited to 2000 copies. Autographed by the author. List of the thousands of sheriifs who ever served in the state of Texas. Black and white illustrations throughout. Oakwood Printing, 1989. Hard cover. $55.00

  129. Walters, Edward M. Finding Anything about Everything in Texas: 100 Credible Books & 100 Reliable Web Sites. A crash course in locating information about the Lone Star State. Republic of Texas Press Book, 2005. Soft cover. $16.95

  130. SOLD Walton, W. M. Life and Adventures of Ben Thompson, The Famous Texan. Has original printing error on page 40. Contains original newspaper article on Thompson's death. First published 1884, Republished by Frontier Times, 1926. Green wraps taped at spine. $100.00

  131. Waters, Michael R. Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne. An excellent study filed with photographs and oral histories from the prisoners. Texas A&M University Press, 2004. Soft cover. $19.95


  132. SOLD Weiner, Hollace Ava. Jewish Stars in Texas: Rabbis and Their Work. An examination of eleven rabbis whose wisdom and leadership extended throughout their communities covering a time span from the 1870s through the 1920s - including the fight against the Ku Klux Klan. Texas A&M University Press, 2006. Soft cover. $19.95


  133. SOLD White, Owen P. Them was the Days: From El Paso to Prohibition. Drawings by Ross Santee. Stories of Texas, cattle kings, rustler and rangers. Prevous owner's name on front endsheet. 1st edition. Minton, Balach & Co., 1925. Red cloth, spine loose. $30.00

  134. SOLD Wisehart, M. K. Sam Houston: American Giant. Full-length biography using many newly discovered documents. Previous owner's name on inside front cover. Robert B. Luce, 1962. Dust jacket with minor wear.$20.00

  135. Wooten, Heather Green. The Polio Years in Texas: Battling a Terrifying Unknown. Researched from archives and interviews, this volume presents the history of this disease on a local level. 1st edition. Texas A&M University Press, 2009. Soft cover. $19.95

  136. Writing on the Wind: An Anthology of West Texas Women Writers. Edited by Lou Halsell Rodenberger, Laura Payne Butler and Jacqueline Kolosov. The sparsely populated and scarcely recognized West Texas region has given voice to a number of women writers who have left more than a faint impression on its hardscrabble terrain. Contains short stories and essays. Texas Tech University Press, 2005. Dust jacket. $40.00 *

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