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BIG FOOT WALLACE : The King of the Lariat: or, Wild Wolf, The Waco

By: "Buckskin Sam" - Hall, Major Sam S.

Price: $21.04

Publisher: Austin, TX, Steck-Vaughn Company: 1965

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 031499

Condition: Very Good

30 pp, white-black boards w/color pictorial front, w/clear mylar jacket, black & white illustrations w/color illustrations also. Facsimile reproduction of the September 20, 1882 edition, of Beadle's Dime Novel about Big Foot Wallace. There is evidence that Bucksin Sam's stories about Big Foot Wallace may have been embellished with his imagination because the writer was interested primarily in writing a story that had appeal to Beadle and Adams' clientele. clear mylar dj has two inch tear top front corner. View more info

Kay Thompson's the Absolutely Essential Eloise w/scrapbook Written by Marie Brenner

By: -

Price: $12.71

Publisher: New York, NY, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers: 1999

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 051407

ISBN: 0689827032

Condition: Very Good+

65, (2), (18), glossy white-pink-yellow-black color illustrated boards w/glossy-pink-white-black dj w/bring silver on front & rear panel. The book has the original Eloise story & pictures and in the back of it threr are sketches that nobody has seen before by Mr. Hilary Knight and photographs of Miss Kay Thompson when she was young and fabulouis rawther like Eloise and absolutely loads of information that you simply cawn't cawn't cawn't get anywhere else. View more info

The Family Saga: A Collection of Texas Family Legends

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward & Lincecum, Jerry Bryan & Vick, Frances B.

Price: $29.75

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing 'B'

Seller ID: 040005

ISBN: 1574411683

Condition: Near Fine

xvi, 366 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, glossy brown-light brown dj w/black-and-white pictorial front panel and black-and-white rear panel. The book contains a collection of separate family legends. They are the stories of the old folks and the old times that are told among family when they father for funerals or Thanksgiving dinner. The stories are grouped by common topics, such as the Civil War; Brushes with Fame; Animals, Wild and Domestic; Ghosts and the Supernatural; Feuding adn Fighting: and Death and Burial. Some of the storytellers are James Lee, R... View more info

We are the Aggies : the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students

By: Adams Jr., John A. w/foreword By Weirus, Richard ("Buck")

Price: $72.25

Publisher: College Station, TX, Texas A&M University Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & SIGNED By Author

Seller ID: 024600

ISBN: 0890960623

Condition: Very Good+

xi, 232 pp, glossy maroon-grey w/wht lettering papercovered boards w/pictorial color wraparound, Inscribed & SIGNED by the author. The centennial series of the Association of Former Students; Texas A&M University; no. 7. Book was written as master's degree thesis in history by John A. Adams, Jr.'73. View more info

Fritz Scholder Lithographs

By: Adams, Clinton

Price: $20.83

Publisher: New York, NY, New York Graphic Society: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026941

ISBN: 0821206893

Condition: Very Good+

59 pp, dark yel cloth covered boards w/blu lettering on spine & blind stamped illustration on front cover, dj black spine w/red-wht lettering w/color illustrated front. Book contains twenty-five color and seventy-eight black & white illustrations, a detailed catalogue, chronomoly, and bibliography of Fritz Scholder's art. prev owner wrote on ffep, dj has 1" tear on top edge & small 1/2" tear on back cover top edge repaired w/archival tape on the inside, dj in mylar protector. View more info

A Fitting Death for Billy the Kid

By: Adams, Ramon F.

Price: $29.75

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051130

Condition: Good

ix, 310 pp, dark gray clothcovered boards w/black title block w/gilt lettering on the spine. The author provides an attempt to correct some of the false accounts that have been written about Billy the Kid. The author points out and corrects some of the various legends that have been repeated for more than seventy-five years. Six-guns #9 View more info

Charles M. Russell the Cowboy Artist a Biography with Bibliographical Check List by Yost, Karl

By: Adams, Ramon F. and Britzman, Homer w/prologue by Cobb, Irvin

Price: $79.48

Publisher: Colorado Springs, CO, Trail's End Publishing Co., Inc.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051109

Condition: Near Fine

xii, (6), 350 pp, dark maroon clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine and color endplates of Russell's "Where Great Herds Come To Drink," black-and-white dj w/color illustrated front panel and text on the rear panel w/black-and-white photos of Adams & Britzman and illustration of Russell. The biography contains 37 chapters tracing Russell's life from boyhood in St. Louis to Montana in 1880, his early years w/Jake Hoover- the trapper, his first job on the range, his life on the raw fronties, his stay with the Blood Indians in Canada, his days as a cowboy, his marriage, his... View more info

Alfred A. Knopf Quarter Century

By: Adler, Elmer

Price: $21.25

Publisher: The Plimpton Press: 1940

Seller ID: 008232

Condition: Very Good

52 pp, green cloth boards w/pastedown labels on front board & spine, brown decorative slipcase. Ten contributors wrote articles about Knopf from: Carl Van Vechten, Carl Van Doren, Willa Cather, H.L. Mencken, Thomas Mann, Adolf Kroch, & F.G. Melcher. they represented photographer, novelist, man of letters, editors, librarians, publishers, booksellers and from the Book Table. Ex-Lib, small tear bottom corner of the slipcase, library stamping on FPD only. View more info

Inaugural 1965 : Threshold of Tomorrow: The Great society

By: Aiken, Paul C. and Redding, John M.

Price: $55.25

Publisher: Washington, D.C., The 1965 Presidential Inaugural Committee: 1965

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 040565

Condition: Near Fine

[4], 108 pp, [12], blu cloth covered boards w/color pictorial pastedown on the front cover w/gilt lettering on the front panel & spine. This is copy # C 870. Also included are: advertisement brochure for the book, an invitation letter from citizens of Austin to the Inaugural Festivities honoring Governor John Connally w/program, Invitation letter & envelope to attend the Inauguration of Lyndon Johnson, Invitation to honor governor Connally at the Democratic Victory Dinner w/envelope, and appreciation card w/envelope from The White House for support for outcome on Novemeber 3. View more info

Alcoholics Anonymous : The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism

By: Alcoholics Anonymous

Price: $501.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc.: 1955

Edition: 2nd Edition 1st Printing

Seller ID: 036879

Condition: Good+

xxx, 575 pp, blu cloth covered boards w/blind stamped title on the front cover & gilt lettering on the spine. This is a 2nd edition, 1st printing, new and revised edition. Contains the misspelling on page xx and has "6000" on p. 16. One of the founders of A.A. was convinced of the need for moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the necessity of belief in and dependence upon God. The book begins with the forewords followed by a section titled "The Doctor's Opinion." this was written by Dr. William D. Si... View more info

Cochise : The Life and Times of the Great Apache Chief

By: Aleshire, Peter

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Edison, NJ, Castle Books: 2005

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 040266

ISBN: 0785820353

Condition: Near Fine

xiv, 354 pp, brown boards w/gilt lettering, glossy brown dj w/color illustrated front & rear panels w/brown-white lettering. The author provides the first Apache view of a crucial period in American History. Cochise was a master strategist, orator, religious, political and moral leader. He was the most revered warrior of the embattled Apaches. View more info

Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926

By: Alexander, Adele Logan

Price: $12.33

Publisher: New York, NY, Vintage Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 049237

ISBN: 0679758712

Condition: Very Good

x, 694 pp, wht-blu-maroon SC wraps w/color pictorial front panel. The book traces the lives of three generations of an African American family as it grows from meager means to the middle class. It begins with John Robert Bond, who emigrated from England to fight in the Union Army during the Civil War and married a recently freed slave. The Bond family's rise from slavery, their interaction with prominent figures such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, adn their eventual, uneasy realization of the American Dream. View more info

John Harris Behan: Sacrificed Sheriff

By: Alexander, Bob w/intro by Marks, Paula Mitchell

Price: $51.00

Publisher: Silver City, NM, High Lonesome Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 039717

ISBN: 0944383580

Condition: Near Fine

[6], 307 pp, [3], grey cloth over boards w/black lettering on the spine & front cover, grey-white marbled endpapers, SIGNED by the author on the title page, glossy grey-brown dj w/pictorial front panel w/wht-brown-black lettering, the hardbound was limited to 500 cc's . The author presents the story of the 40-year old lawman and public servant who was skille dwith gun and horse, who fought crime and arrested bad guys without killing anyone. He also was Yuma Prison Supertendent, Civil War volunteer, served in the Spanish American War and Boxer Rebellion, and twice a State Legislator. View more info

Dangerous Dan Tucker: New Mexico's Deadly Lawman

By: Alexander, Bob w/intro by Metz, Leon C.

Price: $42.50

Publisher: Silver City, NM, High Lonesome Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 039712

ISBN: 094438353X

Condition: Near Fine

[6], 191 pp, [3], blu cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, SIGNED by the author on the title page, glossy black-brown dj w/white-brown lettering & illustrated front panel. Dan Tucker served as a deputy sheriff, town marshall, deputy U.S. Marshall, train agent, and livestock inspector during his career as a lawman in the frontier period of the southwest New Mexico. He was involved in some one dozen shootings, was shot four times, "obliged to kill eight men" in Grant County and hugn four other outlaws. View more info

Fearless Dave Allison: Border Lawman : a Transitional Lawman on a Transitional Frontier

By: Alexander, Bob w/intro by Metz, Leon C.

Price: $51.00

Publisher: Silver City, NM, High Lonesome Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 039718

ISBN: 0944383629

Condition: Near Fine

[6], 285 pp, [3], brown cloth over boards w/gilt lettering on front & spine, brown-white marbled endpapers, SIGNED by the author on the title page, glossy brown dj w/black illustrated front panel w/black-white lettering, limited to 500 cc's. Dave Allison served as sheriff of Midland County, Texas, a Texas Ranger, a Arizona Ranger, Chief of Police at Rosewell, NM, personal bodyguard of Colonel William Cornell Green during 1906 mine strikes at Cananea, Mexico, and Livestock inspector. View more info

Lawmen, Outlaws, and S. O. Bs. Volume II Gunfighters of the Southwest

By: Alexander, Bob w/intro by Parsons, Chuck

Price: $51.00

Publisher: Silver City, NM, High-Lonesome Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 050989

ISBN: 0944383718

Condition: Near Fine

(6), 308 pp, dark green cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, SIGNED by the author on the title page, glossy green dj w/black-and-white pictorial front & rear panels. One of 500 hardback copies. The characters in volume two tough, ornery and contradictory, some wearing badges and going to jail all in one career. Some of the characters are Ketchum Brothers, Chico Cano, Frank Hamer, fighting Lopez Family of southern New Mexico and more. This is a roundup of a number of lesser known gunfighting men of the Old West. View more info

Lawmen, Outlaws, and S. O. Bs. Gunfighters of the Old Southwest

By: Alexander, Bob w/intro by Parsons, Chuck

Price: $267.75

Publisher: Silver City, NM, High-Lonesome Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 051116

ISBN: 0944383653

Condition: Near Fine

(6), 308 pp, dark red clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering, SIGNED by both, the author and the introduction author on the title page. The introduction author SIGNED a second time at the end of the introduction. glossy orange dj w/black-and-white pictorial front & rear panels, gilt-black endpapers. One of 400 hardback copies. The author has uncovered the lives of fifteen notable gunmen. Some of them were toughter than Wyatt Earp, killed more people than Billy the Kid, and stole more livestock than Butch Cassidy. Here are some of the lost gunfighters of the Old Southwest. The names ... View more info

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $7.86

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A Knopf, Inc.: 2000

Edition: 12th Printing

Seller ID: 049582

ISBN: 0375404031

Condition: Near Fine

[10], 212 pp, [2], quarterbound w/black papercovered boards w/black clothcovered spine w/silver lettering, brown dj w/black-and-white photo on the front cover and yel-brown sepia photo on the rear panel. In 1914 explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuite of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. The author provides an account of the Shackleton expedition. The story of their being frozen in the ice, the ship being crushed and sunk and being stranded for twenty-two... View more info

History of the Expedition : Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clarke - 2 Volumes

By: Allen, Paul w/intro by M'Vickar, Archibald

Price: $629.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1842

Seller ID: 023277

Condition: Good+

map, li, 371 pp, x, 395 pp, dark maroon cloth covered boards w/blind stamped front & back, gilt lettering on the spine, tipped in map in volume 1, dark maroon cloth covered slipcase. The two volumes contain the History of The Expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clarke to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains, and down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean : performed during the years 1804, 1805, 1806 by order of the Government of the United States. Appendix at end of volume 2 with a summary statement of the rivers, creeks, and most remarkable place. Sl... View more info

Those Buried Texians: No Stone Unturned

By: Allen, Tom

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Dallas, TX, Hendrick-Long Publishing Company: 1980

Seller ID: 036397

ISBN: 0937460001

Condition: Very Good

172 pp, glossy wht-blu-grey SC wraps w/red-dark blu lettering on the spine, illustrated front panel & photo of the author on the back panel. The book is an alphabetical listing of information and burial locations of some 1,700 important Texas. From gunslingers, to heros and heroines; pioneers to cattlement; the unworthy to men of God, they are here. View more info