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Fort Davis: Outpost on the Texas Frontier

By: Wooster, Robert

Price: $12.54

Publisher: Austin, TX, Texas State Historical Ass'n: 1994

Seller ID: 035846

ISBN: 0876111398

Condition: Very Good+


53 pp. glossy black SC wraps w/color illustrated front panel. Fort Davis was considered one of the U. S. Army's most important western posts. The author traces the history of the Davis Mountains region from the days when Indians and later Spaniards and Mexicans inhabited the area, through its days as the site of Texan & American interests View more info

Fort Davis: Outpost on the Texas Frontier

By: Wooster, Robert

Price: $12.54

Publisher: Austin, TX, Texas State Historical Ass'n: 1994

Seller ID: 039998

ISBN: 0876111398

Condition: Very Good+


53 pp. glossy black SC wraps w/color illustrated front panel. Fort Davis was considered one of the U. S. Army's most important western posts. The author traces the history of the Davis Mountains region from the days when Indians and later Spaniards and Mexicans inhabited the area, through its days as the site of Texan & American interests View more info

Soldiers, Sutlers, and Settlers: Garrison Life on the Texas Frontier

By: Wooster, Robert

Price: $57.38

Publisher: College Station, TX, Texas A&M University Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & SIGNED By Author

Seller ID: 040742

ISBN: 0890963568

Condition: Near Fine


xv, blank, 240 pp, blu cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, Inscribed & SIGNED on the half title page "to C.E. Reid 4/24/88", aqua dj w/black illustrations on the front panel w/white-black lettering. The author covers the life at the forts from reveille to taps, detailing the soldiers' uniforms, weapons, and duties, along with the activities of the local civilian inhabitants. Many of the daily battles waged were against roaches, cholera, ina... View more info

Portraits from the Desert Bill Wright's Big Bend

By: Wright, Bill

Price: $27.63

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1998

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 019267

ISBN: 029279116X

Condition: Very Good


xi, 132 pp, 32 plates, grey SC wraps w/pictorial front & back panels, SIGNED by the author. Big Bend is one of last places left in America that is a long way f/anywhere. Photographs are combined w/text and offer an intimate portrait of the people & the land of the Big Bend. View more info

Portraits from the Desert Bill Wright's Big Bend

By: Wright, Bill

Price: $20.83

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1998

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 036238

ISBN: 029279116X

Condition: Very Good


xi, 132 pp, 32 plates, grey SC wraps w/pictorial front & rear panels. Big Bend is one of last places left in America that is a long way f/anywhere. Photographs are combined w/text and offer an intimate portrait of the people & the land of the Big Bend. View more info

Portraits from the Desert Bill Wright's Big Bend

By: Wright, Bill

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040722

ISBN: 029279116X

Condition: Very Good


xi, 132 pp, 32 plates, red cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on the front panel & spine, dj grey w/pictorial front & back panels. Big Bend is one of last places left in America that is a long way f/anywhere. Photographs are combined w/text and offer an intimate portrait of the people & the land of the Big Bend. prev owner wrote on the verso of the ffep. View more info

Tiny Hinsdale of the Silvery San Juan

By: Wright, Carolyn and Clarence

Price: $29.33

Publisher: Denver, CO, Big Mountain Press: 1964

Seller ID: 051105

Condition: Very Good


196 pp, green clothcovered boards w/black lettering, light orange dj w/black pictorial front panel w/orange lettering on the front panel & black lettering on the spine and w/text & photo of the authors on the rear panel. The authors wrote the history of Hinsdale County of Colorado & Lake City. The book contains ninety-four photos of the area. It history of some the families and some of the events they observed. In a chapter on crime the authors tell about many k... View more info

California's Missions

By: Wright, Ralph B.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA, California Mission Trails Assn.: 1962

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 008696

Condition: Very Good


95 pp, blu-brown-wht SC wraps w/illustrated front cover. The book presents the story of the Spanish conquest & courageous padres who brought Christianity & civilization to the Pacific Coast. The book covers the past history & present condition of each of the 21 missions along El Camino Real - turning from one to another in the order of their founding. also includes two brochures for the Carmel Mission. View more info

California's Missions

By: Wright, Ralph B. & Anderson, John B. & Watson, Benjamin M.

Price: $10.63

Publisher: Covina, CA, Hubert A. Lowman: 1972

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 037527

Condition: Very Good


95 pp, dark blu-aqua-brown-wht SC wraps w/illustrated front cover. The book presents the story of the Spanish conquest & courageous padres who brought Christianity & civilization to the Pacific Coast. The book covers the past history & present condition of each of the 21 missions along El Camino Real - turning from one to another in the order of their founding. Some of the missions are San Diego de Alcalá, San Antonio de Padua, San Francico de Asis, San Juan Capistrano... View more info

Pacific Alamo: The Battle for Wake Island

By: Wukovits, John

Price: $25.08

Publisher: New York, NY, New American Library: 2003

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 050249

ISBN: 0451208730

Condition: Near Fine


xi, 308 pp, quarterbound w/grey papercovered boards and blu papercovered spine w/silver lettering, wht-blu-black pictorial dj w/grey-white-blue lettering. This is the story of the defense that a small group of U.S. military personnel and civilian construction workers during the first days of World War II. The Japanese attacked Wake Island on December 11, 1941 and the Island was finally surrendered on December 23. This group of 524 military personel and 1,145 unarmed... View more info

The Gateway to the Big Pasture: Devol

By: Wyatt III, Robert Lee

Price: $165.75

Publisher: Marceline, MO, Walsworth Publishers: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 039535

Condition: Good+


[12], 159 pp, yellow cloth covered boards w/brown lettering & photo on the front cover, SIGNED & dated by author on the ffep. The author presents the history of his home town, Devol, Oklahoma. It covers Oil Boom, Ku Klux Klan, and more. some soiling to the boards. View more info

CHRIST AND THE COWBOY

By: Wyatt, Kenneth

Price: $65.88

Publisher: Tulia, TX: Y-8 Publishing Company, 1998:

Seller ID: 018828


HB. Near Fine/Near Fine. Sm4to from 9-3/4" to 10-1/4". 151 pp, quarterbound, black papercovered boards w/black cloth spine w/gilt letters, dj black-orange-white w/color pictorial front & back. A book of art & poetry, with art for each poem. Inscribed & signed by author on FPD. View more info

Historical Markers in Hays County 1907 - 1976

By: Wyatt, Tula Townsend

Price: $72.25

Publisher: San Marcos, TX, Hays County Historical Commission: 1977

Edition: Limited

Inscription: Inscribed & SIGNED By Author

Seller ID: 040792

Condition: Very Good+


vi, [4], 228 pp, [30 index], green clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering. Inscribed & SIGNED by the author on the title page, one of 500 cc's. THe book presents the stories and pictures of all the historical markers erected in the County since 1907, naming the organization, donor and date the marker was erected. The markers were placed on cemeteries, hospital, parks, homes, churchs and other buildings. View more info

I'm A Spam Fan : America's Best-Loved Foods

By: Wyman, Carolyn

Price: $15.26

Publisher: Stamford, CT, Longmeadow Press: 1993

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 034502

ISBN: 0681414456

Condition: Very Good+


viii, (8), 144 pp, blu boards w/wht lettering, dj full-color pictorial front & rear panels w/yel spine w/black-red lettering. The book presents the stories behind more than 100 classics of the American grocer, illustrated with more than 40 nostalgic photographs, ads and product trademarks. spine slight tanning. View more info

200 Texas Outlaws and Lawmen 1835-1935

By: Yadon, Laurence J. with Anderson, Dan and edited by Smith, Robert Barr

Price: $16.96

Publisher: Gretna, LA, Pelican Publishing Co.: 2008

Seller ID: 040257

ISBN: 1589805143

Condition: Very Good


302 pp, glossy brown-silver-black SC wraps w/pictorial front panel. The book provides accounts of gunfights, robberies, kidnappings, and other crimes. Some of the characters listed are Billy the Kid, Machine Gun Kelly, Bat Masterson, Belle Starr, Texas Jack, Rowdy Joe, Mysterious Dave, Longhair Jim, Buckskin Frank, Curly Bill, Marshal Ratliff, Bender family and many others. slight curl to front cover. View more info

Ghost-Lore a Collection of Ghost, Phantom and Legendary Mysteries, Chiefly of Texas and Old Mexico

By: Yelvington, Henry

Price: $97.75

Publisher: San Antonio, TX, The Naylor Company: 1936

Seller ID: 051124

Condition: Good+


(8) 158 pp, black SC wraps w/yel illustration on the front cover w/yel lettering on the front, rear and spine. Collection of twenty-one stories about ghosts, phantoms, and legendary mysteries such as the following: Jean LaFitte guards his treasures, physician's story, Waco Mystery, Mystic Ranch, Little lady in green, Spirit messenger of Hornsby's bend, the headless woman of the San Felipe, Traditional ghosts of Fort Sill, Diamond Bessie's Ghost, The ghost of the Bord... View more info

The History of the Southern Pacific

By: Yenne, Bill

Price: $12.71

Publisher: New York, NY, Bonanza Books: 1988

Seller ID: 051495

ISBN: 051746084X

Condition: Very Good+


128 pp, blk papercovered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, glossy blu, white,black, brown, red color pictorial dust jacket w/color photo of Southern Pacific engine on the front page and color photo of old time Southern Pacific engine on the rear panel. The story of the Southern Pacific Company that connected the mouth of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest to th emouth of the Mississippi on the Gulf of Mexico. View more info

History of Texas from Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846 : Two Volumes in One : With an Extended Appendix

By: Yoakum, H.

Price: $212.50

Publisher: Austin, TX, Steck-Vaughn Company:

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 040265

Condition: Very Good+


482 pp, 576 pp, [11], blu cloth covered boards w/red title block on the spine w/gilt lettering & gilt border on the spine. Contains the fold-out map and the document in the book. The volume was reprinted from the original 1855 edition. This is the first scholarly history of Texas written after annexation and is an important source on Texas colonization, revolution, and republic. The first volume covers Texas history through 1835, but is very weak on the period prior ... View more info

True Stories of Old Houston and Houstonians - Historical and Personal Sketches

By: Young, Dr. S. O.

Price: $221.00

Publisher: Galveston, TX, Oscar Springer, Publisher: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038238

Condition: Good+


244 pp, light blu SC w/dark blu lettering and w/dark blu flower illustration on the front cover. History of Houston, Texas and some of its inhabitants prior to 1913. It tells of hangings, some of the bad men, Ku Klux Klan, Hood's Brigade's Mascot, ghosts, Sjolander, Light Guard,ike Connoly, and other stories. "Has some information on Billy the Kid, Ben Thompson, Billy Thompson, King Fisher, and other noted gunmen." Sixguns #2469. book sunned on the spine... View more info

Dodge City : Up Through a Century in Story and Pictures

By: Young, Fredric R.

Price: $45.01

Publisher: Boot Hill Museum, Inc.: 1972

Seller ID: 021181

Condition: Very Good+


202 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, dj light orange w/dark brown lettering, light brown-dark brown illustrated endpaper maps of early Dodge City. Book tells the story of Dodge City with more than 400 photographs. It documents the early infamous reputation of Dodge City, the "wickedest little city in America." Provides information on town's early citizens, buffalo hunters, cattlemen, prostitutes, gamblers, and gunfighters. dj tears at flap edg... View more info