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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: 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

Brazos Scout

By: Worcester, Donald

Price: $7.23

Publisher: New York, NY, Doubleday: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030435

ISBN: 0385414935

Condition: Very Good+


179 pp, red boards w/wht lettering, dj red spine w/wht lettering w/black-wht illustrated front panel. A double D western about a young man, whose adopted father is the Superintendent of Indian Affairs. Chip Neighbors has hated all Indians since his parents were massacred by Comanches. But when a young Tonkawa brave named Tosche saves him from a gang of horse thieves, Chip has some thinking to do. View more info

The Chisholm Trail: High Road of the Cattle Kingdom

By: Worcester, Donald Emmet

Price: $55.25

Publisher: Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press: 1980

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 039084

ISBN: 0803247109

Condition: Near Fine


xx, 207 pp, quarterbound w/brown cloth covered boards w/dark brown spine w/gilt lettering, SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, dj grey-white-black-brown w/white lettering w/pictorial front panel. The chisholm Trail was open for less than two decades, but it was the major route of cattle and horses, cowboys and cowmen, to Kansas railheads as well as the new ranches springing up all over the former ranges of the buffalo and the Plains Indians between 1867 and the Big Die-up of 1886-87. This book portrays in text and photographs the way of life created byt he Chisholm Trail. spine... 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(s)

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

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

History of Nolan County Texas

By: Yeats, E.L. and Shelton, Hooper

Price: $73.95

Publisher: Sweetwater, TX, Shelton Press: 1975

Seller ID: 040859

Condition: Near Fine


256 pp, dark maroon imitation leather boards w/stamped gilt lettering front & spine, dj brown kraft w/black lettering & w/illustration on front, color illustrated map eps front & black & wht illustrated map eps rear. The history of Nolan County that was named after Philip Nolan. Philip Nolan was a pathfinder who did much to map and make known the country called Texas. 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

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

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

Texas, Her Texas: The Life and Times of Frances Goff

By: Young, Nancy Beck and Gould, Lewis L. w/preface by Richards, Ann W.

Price: $13.56

Publisher: Austin, TX, Texas State Historical Assn: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038102

ISBN: 0876111592

Condition: Near Fine


xvi, 224 pp, dark maroon cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering. Francis Goff pursued three public careers. She played a role in state politics, first as an aide and supporter to Coke Stevenson and Allan Shivers, then during the 1950s she shifted to Jack Cox and George Bush. Then in she became a close political adviser of Ann Richards. Her second career ws with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital. Her third career was as director of the Blue bonnet Girls State Program for the American Legion Auxiliary. 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

Secrets of Silver Valley

By: Zeplin, Zeno

Price: $9.56

Publisher: Wimberley, TX, Nel-Mar Enterprises: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & SIGNED By Author

Seller ID: 012330

ISBN: 0961576014

Condition: Very Good


86 pp, green SC wraps w/black illustration on the front cover, Inscribed & SIGNED by author. a Texas sesquicentennial commemorative book 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

Childhood - Days - Wildwood Days (Growing Up in Lavaca County)

By: Zumwalt, Helen

Price: $140.25

Publisher: Hallettsville, TX, Helen Zumwalt: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & SIGNED by the Author

Seller ID: 049022

Condition: Very Good


[6], 89 pp, white SC wraps w/black lettering, Inscribed & SIGNED by the author on the title page. The author presents information on the early Pagel family that moved to Texas. She describes their home life and the work that they did as she and her family grew up. It contains information about the food, animals on the farm, their education, their neighbors and relatives, what they did for recreation. The book contains the family profiles of her siblings. Prev owner wrote on the acknowledgement page. View more info