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The Mythic West in Twentieth-Century America

By: Athearn, Robert G. w/foreword By West, Elliott

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034733

ISBN: 0700603042

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

The Texas Indians

By: Atkinson, Mary Jourdan

Price: $24.95

Publisher: San Antonio, TX, The Naylor Company: 1953

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 038066

Condition: Very Good


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 ed... View more info

The Texas Indians

By: Atkinson, Mary Jourdan

Price: $68.00

Publisher: San Antonio, TX, The Naylor Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039532

Condition: Very Good-


(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. View more info

The Regional Vocabulary of Texas

By: Atwood, E. Bagby

Price: $29.71

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1969

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 050889

ISBN: 0292733496

Condition: Very Good


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 ow... View more info

Austin "The Friendly City" and Her Neighbors

By: Austin Chamber of Commerce

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, Austin Chamber of Commerce: 1926

Seller ID: 028034

Condition: Very Good+


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 Br... View more info

The Land of Little Rain

By: Austin, Mary H.

Price: $8.46

Publisher: Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press: 1986

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 049707

ISBN: 0826303587

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Between the Lines: The Mystery of the Giant Ground Drawings of Ancient Nasca, Peru

By: Aveni, Anthony F.

Price: $29.75

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034972

ISBN: 0292704968

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

"Crab is King" - the Colorful Story of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco

By: Averbuch, Bernard

Price: $9.78

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Mabuhay Publishing Co.: 1973

Seller ID: 050414

Condition: Very Good


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,... View more info

Why Stop?: A Guide to Texas Historical Roadside Markers

By: Awbrey, Betty Dooley & Dooley, Claude and the Texas Historical Commission

Price: $11.01

Publisher: Houston, TX, Gulf Publishing Company: 1992

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 040658

ISBN: 0884150593

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

A Military Miscellany : From Bunker Hill to Baghdad - Important, Uncommon, and Sometimes Forgotten Facts, Lists, and Stories from America's Military History

By: Ayres, Thomas

Price: $9.14

Publisher: New York, NY, Bantam Dell: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051354

ISBN: 0553804405

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

Heller's Guide for Ice-Cream Makers

By: B. Heller & Co.

Price: $40.38

Publisher: Chicago, IL, B. Heller & Co.: 1918

Edition: 6th Edition

Seller ID: 050315

Condition: Good+


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 ... View more info

The Longest Rope - the truth About the Johnson County Cattle War

By: Baber, D. F. as told by Walker, Bill

Price: $102.00

Publisher: Caldwell, ID, Caxton Printers Ltd: 1947

Seller ID: 051378

Condition: Good+


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 We... View more info

Other Losses

By: Bacque, James

Price: $74.80

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036089

ISBN: 0773722696

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

A History of Navigation on Cypress Bayou and the Lakes

By: Bagur, Jacques D.

Price: $84.79

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 2001

Seller ID: 036688

ISBN: 1574411357

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

Southwestern Indian Ceremonials

By: Bahti, Tom

Price: $6.76

Publisher: Las Vegas, NV, KC Publications: 1974

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 022501

Condition: Very Good


74 pp, wht SC wraps w/wraparound color pictorial. Book describes some of the ceremonials of the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Papago, and Yaqui Indians. View more info

Kimo - The Whistling Boy a Story of Hawaii

By: Bailey, Alice Cooper

Price: $35.70

Publisher: New York, NY, The Wise-Parslow Company: 1928

Seller ID: 021729

Condition: Very Good-


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. View more info

Kimo - The Whistling Boy a Story of Hawaii

By: Bailey, Alice Cooper

Price: $28.05

Publisher: New York, NY, The Wise-Parslow Company: 1928

Seller ID: 021730

Condition: Good+


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. View more info

Tennessee

By: Bailey, Bernadine

Price: $24.65

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Albert Whitman and Company: 1959

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 025173

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Texas

By: Bailey, Bernadine

Price: $9.35

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Albert Whitman and Company: 1950

Seller ID: 040170

Condition: Very Good


unpaginated, green cloth covered boards w/color pastedown illustration on front board, black lettering on the spine, color illustrated endpaper pastedowns of the state flower. Book about the Lone Star State, sometimes called an inland empire becasue of its enormous size and great wealth. It has every kind of climate from almost tropical heat of the Rio Grane Valley in the south to the bracing cold on the plateaus of the northwest. prev owner's name on title page, ru... View more info

GUN SMOKE

By: Bakarich, Sarah Grace

Price: $51.00

Publisher: Sarah Grace Bakarich: 1947

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 032741

Condition: Good+


153 pp, red SC wraps w/black lettering & illustration on the front cover, SIGNED by the author on the title page. The booklet is about the gunmen and outlaws of Tombstone, Arizona, the Earps and the Clantons. "It is crudely printed and full of typographical errors." Burrs - 16. " the author misspells the names of many of her characters." Six-Guns - 118. covers have water stain on back, remnants of bookplate on recto of rear cover. The front cov... View more info