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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 Borda Gardens and more. light stains on the edges. Pages tanned due to age. 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 to the establishment of Austin's colony. The second volume covers the period of the revolution and republic. BTB 224E, fa... 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 and top edge w/stain on the rear cover, small chips along the edges of the covers. 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 edges repaired w/archival tape on the inside, dj in brodart protector View more info

One Oar in the Brazos

By: Young, John V.

Price: $16.11

Publisher: Waco, TX, Waco Tribune-Herald: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 033480

Condition: Very Good+


v, 215 pp, blu cloth covered boards, dj orange w/black lettering on spine, dj color illustrated w/orange-brown-green-blu-yel on front & rear panels, SIGNED by author on front flyleaf, also has ALS (autographed letter, signed. Collection of columns by columnist John Young. View more info

Kokopelli Cassanova of the Cliff Dwellers: The Hunchbacked Flute Player

By: Young, John V.

Price: $6.76

Publisher: Palmer Lake, CO, Filter Press: 1990

Seller ID: 049352

ISBN: 0865410267

Condition: Very Good


x, 29 pp, blue SC wraps w/black lettering & illustrations. Booklet about Kokopelli, the traveling salesman, who may have used the flute as a notice to villagers that he was coming in peace and was not an enemy. Everywhere that primitive man roamed in the American Southwest he left an enduring record of his passing fancies and urgencies in the form of pictures on the rocks. They are incised in the rock surface by pecking or scratching with a stone tool called a petroglyph. Kokopelli's frequenct and widespread appearance on pottery and in pictography sugges he was a well-travelled and un... View more info

Kokopelli Cassanova of the Cliff Dwellers: The Hunchbacked Flute Player

By: Young, John V.

Price: $5.10

Publisher: Palmer Lake, CO, Filter Press: 1990

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 050635

ISBN: 0865410267

Condition: Very Good


x, 29 pp, blue SC wraps w/black lettering & illustrations. Booklet about Kokopelli, the traveling salesman, who may have used the flute as a notice to villagers that he was coming in peace and was not an enemy. Everywhere that primitive man roamed in the American Southwest he left an enduring record of his passing fancies and urgencies in the form of pictures on the rocks. They are incised in the rock surface by pecking or scratching with a stone tool called a petroglyph. Kokopelli's frequenct and widespread appearance on pottery and in pictography sugges he was a well-travelled and un... View more info

Outlaw Tales : Legends, Myths, and Folklore from America's Middle Border

By: Young, Judy Dockrey and Richard

Price: $6.16

Publisher: Little Rock, AR, August House Publishers, Inc.: 1992

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 029547

ISBN: 0874831954

Condition: Very Good+


224 pp, glossy SC wraps w/wht spine w/orange-black lettering w/color illustrated front & photo of the authors on the back panel. Talesof outlaws and desperados are on of the few types of folklore that are peculairly American. Outlaw tales serve as the "urban legends" of the period from 1850 to 1930. Stories about Belle Starr, Wild Bill, Saloons, hanging judges, Jesse & Frank James, vigilantes, hole-in-the-wall gang, and other tales. View more info

The Navaho Language : the Elements of Navaho Grammar

By: Young, Robert and Morgan, William

Price: $97.75

Publisher: Education Division United States Indian Service: 1943

Seller ID: 020896

Condition: Very Good


vi, 123 pp, viii, 247 pp, v, 101 pp, brown cloth covered boards. The elements of Navaho grammar with a dictionary in two parts containing basic vocabularies of Navaho and English. Book is composed of three parts, an outline of Navaho grammar, a Navaho-English vocabulary, and an English-Navaho vocabulary. some rubbing to the boards w/slight wear on corners. View more info

Cochise County Cowboy War : "A Cast of Characters"

By: Young, Roy B.

Price: $63.75

Publisher: Apache, OK, Young & Sons Enterprises: 1999

Edition: Limited/Numbered

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 038816

Condition: Near Fine


[11], 181 pp, dark grey boards w/wht pastedown label on the front cover, SIGNED by author on the title page, #403 of 500 cc's, light brown dj w/pictorial front & rear covers. The book contains information on the people and places of Cochise County, also the following addendum's : Cochise County CHronology, Tombstone Business Directory, Cochise County Place Names, First Impressions of Tombstone, and Bibliography of Earp/Cochise County Era Sources. View more info

Critters : Common Household and Garden Pests of Texas

By: Zak, Bill

Price: $15.26

Publisher: Dallas, TX, Taylor Publishing Company: 1984

Seller ID: 006823

Condition: Very Good


240 pp, The book is a guide to identifying & coping with the common pests of Texas and the Southwest. The book has over 500 color photographs of the many critters, their habits & their habitats. Book also gives appropriate pesticide as well as other helpful suggestions. dj rubbed corners, dj chipped on edge rear flap View more info

The Unspiked Rail: Memoir of a Nevada Rebel

By: Zanjani, Sally Springmeyer

Price: $16.96

Publisher: Reno, NV, University of Neveda Press: 1981

Seller ID: 036026

ISBN: 0874170648

Condition: Very Good+


xix, 401 pp, glossy brown boards w/black title block on the spine w/wht lettering, dj wht-light brown w/pictorial front panel of George Springmeyer. Book from the Lancehead series. The story of George Springmeyer who grew up on a Carson Valley ranch, worked as a lawyer in Goldfield from 1906 to 1910 and as a US attorney in the twenties. The volume includes accounts of Pete Milich, George Gibson, Senator William Stewart, and Madam Sabrina among others. He was an incorruptible man in times of corruption, he became Nevada's foremost reformer. View more info

California Gold - Story of the Rush to Riches

By: Zauner, Phyllis and Lou

Price: $8.29

Publisher: Tahoe Paradise, CA, Zanel Publications: 1980

Seller ID: 036063

Condition: Very Good


88 pp, grey SC wraps w/pictorial front panel w/dark brown lettering on the spine. A mini-history of the California Gold Rush of 1848. It describes some of the various places were gold camps were set up. View more info

Virginia City : a Pictorial History & Tour Guide : a Mini-History

By: Zauner, Phyllis and Lou

Price: $9.78

Publisher: Tahoe Paradise, CA, Zanel Publications: 1979

Seller ID: 036809

Condition: Very Good


59 pp, brown pictorial front & rear panels w/red lettering. The book describes the early days of Virginia City, how it was founded, Comstock Mine, the stories of the early millionaires, the Bank Crowd, and other history stories. View more info

Texas Connection: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

By: Zirbel, Craig I.

Price: $255.00

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ, The Texas Connection Company: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039735

ISBN: 0963144901

Condition: Very Good+


[6], 323 pp, black cloth covered boards w/silver lettering on the front cover & spine, glossy wht dj w/black lettering & red illustration. The author presents a distillation of more than twenty-five years of study of books, articles, and newspaper accounts dealing with the Kennedy assassination. He provides a fresh look at the assassination with a common sense solution. He conducts a criminal investigation that the Warren Commission should have initiated against its own creator, Lyndon Johnson. View more info

Horse, Foot, and Dragoons : Sketches of Army Life at Home and Abroad

By: Zogbaum, Rufus Fairchild

Price: $233.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Brothers: 1888

Seller ID: 036591

Condition: Good+


176 pp, blu cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering & deco on the spine & stamped illustrated front cover, TEG (top edge gilt). The book has four sections : France, Great Britain, Germany, & United States. The section on France it titled War Pictures in Time of Peace, and the section on Great Britain contains "the British Grenadier and A Home of Tommy Atkins." The Germany section has Reiterlied & A Night with the Fourth Corps. The United States section has Across Country with a Cavalry Column, Benny Havens, Oh! and With the Blue coats on the Frontier. prev owner placed strips of... View more info