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Uriah Lott

By: Allhands, J. L.

Price: $62.48

Publisher: San Antonio, TX, The Naylor Company: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050761

Condition: Very Good


xii, (8 pg plates), 187 pp, green cloth covered boards w/black lettering on the front panel and spine, tipped-in map at rear of the book, Inscribed & SIGNED on the ffep. The map of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of 1944, that shows the Missouri Pacific Lines and Southern Pacific Lines. This is the story of Uriah Lott, who took over the Corpus Christi, San Diego & Rio Grande Narrow Guage Railroad. He turned it into the San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway. He stretched ... View more info

Gringo Builders

By: Allhands, J. L.

Price: $146.63

Publisher: Joplin, MO, J. L. Allhands: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 038360

Condition: Very Good


283 pp, (1), (13) index, blu cloth covered boards w/stamped gilt lettering & border on the front board and gilt lettering on the spine, SIGNED by the author on the ffep. The author writes of his years in the employ of B. F. Johnston and P. M. Johnston of St. Elmo, Illinois as they provided the country with railroad facilities. They built the C. P. & M. Railroad and constructed over fifteen hundred miles of railroad for B.F. Yoakum, in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas alon... View more info

ALLIS-CHALMERS Model "WC" Tractor Operator's Manual

By: Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Company

Price: $29.75

Publisher: Milwaukee, WI, Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Company:

Seller ID: 027536

Condition: Poor


31 pp, tan pages w/illustrations. Operater's manual for the Allis-Chalmers model "WC" tractor. The booklet contains illustrations to familiarize the owner w/the details of construction and principles of operation of the tractor. Has information on the operation, lubrication, tractor speeds, and parts of the tractor. missing covers, creased vertically, pages some soiling, corners folded. View more info

The San Antonio Missions and Their System of Land Tenure

By: Almaraz Jr., Felix D.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1992

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 038699

Condition: Near Fine


100 pp, tan cloth boards w/black lettering, dj light tan w/black lettering, wraparound illustration. San Antonio, TX has five former Spanish Missions. Author reconstructed the land tenure system that began w/the Spaniards jurisprudential right of discovery. slight sunning to the dj spine. View more info

The San Antonio Missions and Their System of Land Tenure

By: Almaraz Jr., Felix D.

Price: $19.13

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1992

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 038700

Condition: Near Fine


100 pp, tan cloth boards w/black lettering, dj light tan w/black lettering, wraparound illustration. San Antonio, TX has five former Spanish Missions. Author reconstructed the land tenure system that began w/the Spaniards jurisprudential right of discovery. View more info

Snow Covered Wagons: a Pioneer Epic : The Donner Party Expedition 1846-1847

By: Altrocchi, Julia Colley

Price: $18.70

Publisher: New York, NY, The Macmillan Company: 1936

Seller ID: 039878

Condition: Very Good-


xxiii, grey-white boards w/black lettering on spine & front cover, map endpapers of the Donner Expedition. The book lists members of the following families: Donner, Reed, Breen, Eddy, Murphy, McCutcheon, Keseberg, Wolfinger, Graves, along with the teamsters and individuals. It contains a roster of life, roster of death, and a roster of relief. the story of the Donner party told in poetic form. prev owner's name & address along w/bookplate on the half title page, foxi... View more info

Texas Almanac : The Source for All Things Texan Since 1857 : 2008 - 2009

By: Alvarez, Elizabeth Cruce & Plocheck, Robert

Price: $10.41

Publisher: Dallas, TX, The Dallas Morning News: 2008

Seller ID: 049122

ISBN: 0914511408

Condition: Near Fine


736 pp, glossy green-light brown-brown papercovered boards w/color illustrated front & rear panels, color illustrated endpaper maps. The book contains more than 250 photos from the Gulf of Mexico to the West Texas mountains and detailed relief maps of the state and each of its 254 counties. It has an overview of archeology in Texas with a list of sites to visit, a look at the Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas, a history of Cajuns in Texas, and a history of minor le... View more info

The Anasazi : the Prehistoric People of the Four Corners Region

By: Ambler, J. Richard

Price: $6.76

Publisher: Flagstaff, AZ, Museum of Northern Arizona: 1977

Seller ID: 022502

Condition: Very Good


52 pp, blk-red SC wraps w/color pictorial front of cliff dwelling. Booklet about the Anasazi who lived over a broad area of the Four Corners country encompassing the states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. View more info

Northeastern AAA Tour Book - Vol. 1

By: American Automobile Association

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Washington, D.C., American Automobile Association: 1941

Seller ID: 038075

Condition: Good


656 pp, light green-brown-black SC wraps w/illustrated front cover, map tipped in rear of book. The book provides information on Connecticut, Delaware, Washington D.C., Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. some toning to the covers and pages. View more info

Letterhead : American Fire & Marine Insurance Company

By: American Fire & Marine Insurance Company

Price: $5.10

Publisher: Galveston, TX, American Fire & Marine Insurance Company:

Seller ID: 036374

Condition: Very Good


1 sheet, Letter from the American Fire & Marine Insurance Company of Galveston, Texas with illustration of shield with flying eagle in middle. This is second request about the consolidation of American Fire & Marine Insurance Company with American Indemnity Company. View more info

The First People in the World

By: Ames, Gerald and Wyler, Rose

Price: $14.88

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1958

Seller ID: 049499

Condition: Very Good


48 pp, quarterbound w/green-brown-white papercovered front panel and w/black clothcovered spine, green rear panel. Story about the early people and animals of the world. View more info

Tom Brown's School-Days

By: an old boy Hughes, Thomas and edited by Bradby, H.C.

Price: $42.46

Publisher: Boston, MA, LeRoy Phillips: 1920

Seller ID: 010135

Condition: Very Good-


412 pp, blu cloth boards w/full color pastedown picture on front board w/gilt lettering on the spine. Book contains the conditions of school life & local colour of England in 1857 when it was first written. prev owner placed color sticker of ocean liner & wrote Queen Mary under on verso of frontispiece, slight wear corners, prev owner name ffep, stain on pastedown, corners bumped. View more info

THE POLITICAL CONSPIRACIES PRECEDING THE REBELLION or the True Stories of Sumter and Pickens

By: Anderson Lieut. Col., Thomas M.

Price: $76.50

Publisher: New York, NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1882

Seller ID: 023398

Condition: Good


100 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on spine, decorative endpapers, dedication page has inscription "Compliments of the author" on top of the page. Book provides an account of the conspiracies immediately preceding the Rebellion of 1861 against the authority of the National Government of the United States of America. The plots were connected with the sieges of Fort Sumter and Fort Pickens. worn on the corners, prev owner's name stamped on cop... View more info

Confederate General : William R. "Dirty Neck Bill" Scurry 1821-1864

By: Anderson, Charles G. w/foreword by Kelton, Elmer

Price: $38.25

Publisher: Snyder, TX, Snyder Publishing Company: 1999

Seller ID: 033930

ISBN: 1881825256

Condition: Very Good+


xii, 237 pp, red cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, dj blu-light orange w/color pictorial front & spine, endpaper maps. William Scurry grew up at Gallatin, Tennessee, shortly after the war of 1812. In 1840 he joined his brother in Texas where he became active in the practice of law. He served with the 2nd Texas Mounted Volunteers in the War with Mexico and he joined forces with General H. H. Sibley in New Mexico and was killed at the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry in Ar... View more info

Confederate General William R. "Dirty Neck Bill" Scurry 1821-1864

By: Anderson, Charles G. w/foreword by Kelton, Elmer

Price: $38.25

Publisher: Snyder, TX, Snyder Publishing Company: 1999

Seller ID: 034217

ISBN: 1881825256

Condition: Very Good+


xii, 237 pp, red cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, dj blu-light orange w/color pictorial front & spine, endpaper maps. William Scurry grew up at Gallatin, Tennessee, shortly after the war of 1812. In 1840 he joined his brother in Texas where he became active in the practice of law. He served with the 2nd Texas Mounted Volunteers in the War with Mexico and he joined forces with General H. H. Sibley in New Mexico and was killed at the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry in Ar... View more info

Reflections : An Album of West Texas History, 1840-1990

By: Anderson, Charles G. w/foreword by Kelton, Elmer

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Snyder, TX, Charles G. Anderson: 1990

Edition: Limited/Numbered

Seller ID: 034799

Condition: Near Fine


xiv, 496 pp. brown leatherette boards w/gilt lettering on front & spine w/illustration on the front cover, pictorial front endpapers and map rear endpapers, #1739 of 2000 cc's. The book has information on General William Read Surrey, settlers, buffalo, Inidans, Josiah Wright Mooar, Willma Henry Snyder, Nunn Brothers, forts, dugouts, cities, law and order, ranching, oil, education, war and the military and other information. The book contains quite a few photographs co... View more info

American Indian Literature and the Southwest: Contexts and Dispositions

By: Anderson, Eric Gary

Price: $9.78

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1999

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 034326

ISBN: 0292704887

Condition: Very Good+


xii, 225 pp, glossy black-olive green-red SC wraps w/red-wht lettering, illustrated front panel. The author explores the Southwest as a real and a culturally constructed site of migration and encounter. View more info

The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing In The Promised Land, 1820-1875

By: Anderson, Gary Clayton

Price: $24.61

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040893

ISBN: 0806136987

Condition: Near Fine


x, 494 pp, quarterbound w/red boards w/red cloth covered spine w/gilt lettering, glossy dark red-black dj w/orange-red-white lettering. The book explores the race relations during the Mexican Republic, the Republic of Texas and early statehood. The author exposes the ethnic warfare that dominated the frontier. The struggle between Anglos and Indians for land. He tells how Scotch-Irish settlers clashed with Wichitas, Caddos, and other farming tribes and then chal... View more info

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Texas Women

By: Anderson, Greta

Price: $9.14

Publisher: Guilford, CT, Teh Globe Pequot Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 049459

ISBN: 0762712732

Condition: Very Good


x, 118 pp, glossy tan-white SC wraps w/black-and-white pictorial front panel w/dark brown-dark red lettering, red spine w/white lettering. A Twodot Book. The book presents brief biographies on the following six women: Sarah Bowman, Martha White McWhirter, Cynthia Ann Parker, Mary Ann "Molly" Dyer Goodnight, Sofie Herzog Huntington, and Sara Estela Ramirez. View more info

Amado Maurillo Peña, Jr.

By: Anderson, Howard L.

Price: $80.75

Publisher: Albuquerque, NM, Robert Stephan Young Publishing Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & SIGNED by Illustrator

Seller ID: 039524

ISBN: 0960706801

Condition: Very Good


217 pp, cream cloth covered boards w/stamped gilt lettering on the spine & front cover, glossy color illustrated dj of Peña's "Juntos" painting, Inscribed and SIGNED by the illustrator on the half title page. Collection of 74 plates that are reproductions of the works of art produced as offset prints, serigraphs, watercolor, pen and ink drawings, tiles, mixed media, etchings, lithographs, line etching and aquatint, and engravings. contains twelve photographs... View more info