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121 Askins, Col. Charles Texans, Guns & History
New York, NY Winchester Press 1970 0876910185 / 9780876910184 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo Photos 
ix, 246 pp, red boards w/gilt lettering, dj light orange w/black-red lettering w/black-and-white pictorial front panel. The author tells of the early days of the West when it was young and frisky, raw and booming. Some of the characters in the book are McNelly's Rangers, Capt. John Hughes, El Paso's Marshal Dallas Stoudenmire, Sam Bass, John Wesley Hardin, Bonnie and Clyde, Capt. Frank Hammer, and many others. The author describes some of the early Texans and how they made the most of their opportunity in early Texas. prev owner stamped a W on the ffep. 
Price: 36.13 USD
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122 Athearn, Robert G. Forts of the Upper Missouri
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1967 Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall Photos 
xi, 339 pp, quarterbound w/red cloth covered boards w/black cloth covered spine w/gilt lettering & deco, dj brown-orange w/wht lettering front & spine w/two illustrations on the front. The story of how the military forts & trading posts of the Upper Missouri River contributed to the exploration & development of the American West. dj rubbed along the edges, dj worn at the corners, slight cocking to the book. 
Price: 34.00 USD
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123 Athearn, Robert G. w/foreword By West, Elliott The Mythic West in Twentieth-Century America
Lawrence, KS University Press of Kansas 1986 0700603042 / 9780700603046 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo Photos & Map 
xii, 319 pp, grey cloth covered boards w/black lettering, dj silver w/red-black lettering w/black-and-white pictorial front panel. The author's eleven and last book. The author looks at how different developments shaped the modern West. 
Price: 16.15 USD
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124 Atkinson, Mary Jourdan The Texas Indians
San Antonio, TX The Naylor Company 1953 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall Illustrated by Pereida, Ralph J. 
xx, 250 pp, yel-black cloth covered boards w/black lettering & black illustrated front panel and endpaper maps, dj brown-black w/black lettering & black illustrated front panel. The book provides the story of the Ameircan aborigine who roamed the prairies of Texas and the Southwest. It tells how he lived, worshiped his gods, fought his wars, his sciences, and his laws. reprint of Radar #198. dj small stain at bottom of the spine w/small chips along the top & bottom edges. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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125 Atkinson, Mary Jourdan The Texas Indians
San Antonio, TX The Naylor Company 1935 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall Pereida, Ralph J. 
(16), 345 pp, yel cloth covered boards w/black lettering & black illustrated front panel and endpaper maps, bibliography p. 335-345. The book provides the story of the Ameircan aborigine who roamed the prairies of Texas and the Southwest. It tells how he lived, worshiped his gods, fought his wars, his sciences, and his laws. Rader #198. slight soiling to the boards, spine sunned, some discoloration to front & rear hinges. 
Price: 68.00 USD
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126 Atwood, E. Bagby The Regional Vocabulary of Texas
Austin, TX University of Texas Press 1969 0292733496 / 9780292733497 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo Maps 
xiii, 273 pp, red cloth boards w/silver letters. Vocabulary survey that was concerned primary with Texas and is to a great extent obsolescent. Many of the regional words reflect an era when most of the citizens were rural or knew something of rural life, before mechanization had become too commonplace. The word usages were collected in direct interviews w/men & women of the Southwest. dj small chips on top edge of the dj, sunning of the spine, dj price-clipped, prev owner wrote on the ffep in Spanish. 
Price: 29.71 USD
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127 Austin Chamber of Commerce Austin "The Friendly City" and Her Neighbors
Austin, TX Austin Chamber of Commerce 1926 Soft Cover w/staples Very Good+ No Jacket 16mo - over 6" to 7" Tall Photos & Maps 
unpaginated, grey SC wraps w/black lettering. Booklet prepared by the Austin Chamber of Commerce in 1924 extolling the virtures of Austin, "The Friendly City." Booklet has brief paragraphs covering climate, rainfall, population (55,728), transportation, streets & highways, drives, finances, taxes, education, state institutions, churches, recreation, industries, camps, springs & wells, points of interest and other information. Also paragraphs on San Marcos, New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Johnson City, Georgetown, Blanco, Cameron, Brady, Caldwell, Marble Falls, Llano, Lockhart, Lampasas, Elgin, Burnet, Giddings, San Saba, Gonzales and others. 
Price: 34.00 USD
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128 Austin, Mary H. The Land of Little Rain
Albuquerque, NM University of New Mexico Press 1986 0826303587 / 9780826303585 6th Printing Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket Sm8vo 7-1/2" to 8" Tall Smith, E. Boyd 
xx, 171 pp, light brown SC wraps w/dark brown illustrated front & rear panels w/blue-brown lettering on front & rear panels. This was Mary Austin's first book is considered classic of southwestern literature. She describes the plant, animal, and human life of the border region of Southern California and Arizona, land of the yucca, the coyote, and the buzzard, inhabited by miners, vaqueros, adn Shoshone and Paiute Indians. light sunning to the spine. 
Price: 8.46 USD
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129 Aveni, Anthony F. Between the Lines: The Mystery of the Giant Ground Drawings of Ancient Nasca, Peru
Austin, TX University of Texas Press 2000 0292704968 / 9780292704961 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Sm4to from 9" to 11" Photos & Maps 
xiv, 257 pp, black cloth covered boards w/silver lettering, glossy black w/red-light yel-wht lettering w/whit illustration and gry-black pictorial on the front panel. The book researches the more than 1,000 animal, human and geometric figures that cover 400 square miles of barren pampa in southern Peru. The makers created lifelike images of monkeys, birds, and spiders with the giant drawings strectching across thousands of yards. 
Price: 29.75 USD
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130 Averbuch, Bernard "Crab is King" - the Colorful Story of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA Mabuhay Publishing Co. 1973 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall Photos 
190 pp, [2], orange-white SC wraps w/orange pictorial front panel & spine, rear cover white w/text. The book presents the stories and history of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California. It has the story of the wreck of the Rio de Janeiro, Barney Gould's showboat, Alcatraz Island, Maritime Museum, the Balclutha, Benny Bufano's statue, Ghirardellis Square, the Cannery, and many others. It has information on the Italians, the Chinese, Enrico Caruso, Jack London, and others who helped make the Wharf famous. It also contains recipes from Fisherman's Wharf. 
Price: 9.78 USD
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131 Awbrey, Betty Dooley & Dooley, Claude and the Texas Historical Commission Why Stop?: A Guide to Texas Historical Roadside Markers
Houston, TX Gulf Publishing Company 1992 0884150593 / 9780884150596 First Thus Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall Photos 
x, 540 pp, glossy grey-black-light yel SC wraps w/pictorial front panel w/white-red lettering. By the time the second edition of Why Stop? was published there were almost 10,000 historical markers in Texas, and since 1985, approximately 1,000 markers ahve been added. More than 200 of these are located along state and federal highways and are included in thsi third edition of Why Stop? prev owner's name is on the top edge of the title page. 
Price: 11.01 USD
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132 Ayres, Thomas A Military Miscellany : From Bunker Hill to Baghdad - Important, Uncommon, and Sometimes Forgotten Facts, Lists, and Stories from America's Military History
New York, NY Bantam Dell 2006 0553804405 / 9780553804409 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Sm8vo 7-1/2" to 8" Tall 
198 pp, quarterbound w/blue papercovered boards and blue cloth covered spine w/silver lettering on the spine. The book is a collection of fascinating and littlel-know facts, anecdotes, lists, and stories from America's rich military legacy. Forgotten heroes, amazing blunders, surprising trivia, and strange-but-true stories overlooked by historians. 
Price: 9.14 USD
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133 B. Heller & Co. Heller's Guide for Ice-Cream Makers
Chicago, IL B. Heller & Co. 1918 6th Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall Photos & Illustrations 
154 pp, dark blue cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on the front panel & spine. pages 134-154 color illustrated advertising pages for various products produced by B. Heller & Co. pages 10-24 black-and-white photos of company officers and various machines and offices of B. Heller & co. This book is a reference book to be used by the beginner and also the assistant to the expert and experienced ice-cream maker. The book contains numerous recipes for different flavors of ice cream and sherberts. Contains an article "The use of vegetable gum in Ice Cream" and "Bacteriology of Ice Cream." It also has article "Sugar substitutes in the ice cream mix." Chart of legal standards for dairy products, table for figuring net profits, and other information. A loose article titled "A New Time Saving Chart" which is a full-range standardizing and computing chart for the diary industries, and other uses. some wear to the corners. 
Price: 40.38 USD
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134 Baber, D. F. as told by Walker, Bill The Longest Rope - the truth About the Johnson County Cattle War
Caldwell, ID Caxton Printers Ltd 1947 Hard Cover Good+ Fair Sm4to from 9" to 11" Hall, R. H. 
320 pp, light brown clothcovered boards w/gilt illustration on the front panel and spine, light-dark brown endpaper illustrations of map the portray the scene of the Johnson County War in Wyoming. The story of William Walker, cowpoke, trapper, scout, guide, and freighter, who knew his Western trails. It is the story of the Johnson County Cattle War - the conflict which marks the dividing line betweem the old West , under the rule of the big cattle kings and the new West of the pioneer homesteader. Bill Walker was the only surviving witness to the battle between the cattlemen and the homesteaders, which took place at the K.C. ranch on Powder River on April 9, 1892. Prev owner 
Price: 102.00 USD
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135 Bacque, James Other Losses
Toronto, Ontario, Canada Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited 1989 0773722696 / 9780773722699 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo Photos & Maps 
xxi, 248 pp, blu boards w/gilt lettering, glossy dark blue-light blu dj w/wht-red lettering. An investigation into the mass deaths of German Prisoners at the hands of the French and Americans after World War II. The author attributes the deaths of these German POW's at the hands of the French and the hands of the Americans to General Dwight D. Eisenhower. 
Price: 74.80 USD
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136 Bagur, Jacques D. A History of Navigation on Cypress Bayou and the Lakes
Denton, TX University of North Texas Press 2001 1574411357 / 9781574411355 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo Photos & Maps 
xii, 821 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, dj brown-wht-black w/pictorial front, spine, & rear panels. The book examines water transportation and natural and socioeconomic factors that affected it in Northwest Louisiana, East Texas and the Red River. The author explains how a natural logjam formed a continous waterbody west of Shreveport. 
Price: 84.79 USD
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137 Bahti, Tom Southwestern Indian Ceremonials
Las Vegas, NV KC Publications 1974 3rd Printing Soft Cover w/staples Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 11" - 13" Tall Den Dooven, K.C. 
74 pp, wht SC wraps w/wraparound color pictorial. Book describes some of the ceremonials of the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Papago, and Yaqui Indians. 
Price: 6.76 USD
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138 Bailey, Alice Cooper Kimo - The Whistling Boy a Story of Hawaii
New York, NY The Wise-Parslow Company 1928 Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo Holling, Lucille 
96 pp, light yellow cloth covered boards w/black lettering on the spine & w/black illustration & lettering on the front cover, color illustrated endpapers, color illustrations throughout the text. The adventures of a young Hawaiian boy. prev owner address label on FPD, slight corner wear. 
Price: 35.70 USD
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139 Bailey, Alice Cooper Kimo - The Whistling Boy a Story of Hawaii
New York, NY The Wise-Parslow Company 1928 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo Holling, Lucille 
96 pp, red cloth covered boards w/black lettering on the spine & w/black illustration & lettering on the front cover, color illustrated endpapers, color illustrations throughout the text. The adventures of a young Hawaiian boy. worn & finish chipped on the edges. 
Price: 28.05 USD
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140 Bailey, Bernadine Tennessee
Chicago, IL Albert Whitman and Company 1959 Revised Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Oblong 16mo Over 6" - 7" Tall Wiese, Kurt 
unpaginated, green cloth covered boards w/color pastedown illustration on front board, black lettering on the spine, dj light blu-dark blu-green-brown w/color wraparound illustration, color illustrated endpaper pastedowns. Book about the Volunteer State, one of the Deep South's progressive commonwealths. prev owner's name on title page, dj small chips at corners. 
Price: 24.65 USD
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