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Addis; Bailey, et. al., & UTMB Senior Se.   ALL OUR YESTERDAYS: A COLLECTION OF LIFE STORIES  
Galveston: Senior Services Office, UTMB, 199. 1st ed. 123 pages. Paperback. Nine authors present stories and a few poems of their lives. Arranged by the staff of the Senior Service Office of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Writers include Nancy Addis, Wade Bailey, Julius Fisher, Bob Harvey, Velma Bradshaw Leavell, Eleanor Porter, Richard Rasche, Clyde Werble & Joy Weiss. B/w photos. Somewhat uncommon local publication.
Near Fine/Wraps. A nice unmarked copy. # E1130. $10.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Agatha, Sister M.   THE HISTORY OF HOUSTON HEIGHTS: FROM ITS FOUNDATION IN 1891 TO ITS ANNEXATION IN 1918  
Houston: Premier Printing, 1976. Reprint. 133 pages. Hardcover. Reprint of the 1956 original giving good architectural, social and subdivision history. B/w illustrations and photos, rear fold-out map.
Fine/VG. Book has small tape removal scars where a gift card was placed inside the front board. O/w no marks or wear. Dustjacket has tiny chips at corners and two half-inch tears on lower edge. # B8165. $50.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
American Guide Series, .   HOUSTON: A HISTORY AND GUIDE: COMPILED BY THE WRITERS' PROGRAM OF THE WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS  
Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1942. 363 pages. Hardcover. A history of the growth of Houston from a small settlement on Buffalo Bayou through 1941. Map endpapers, b/w photos. Orange cloth with black titles and Houston image. Red, white, and blue DJ with illustration of Texians in the Battle of San Jacinto.
VG/Fair. Book clean, tight, unmarked. Corners sharp. DJ has chips & tears along edge and tips, spine yellowed. # A0440. $95.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Armstrong, R.M.   SUGAR LAND, TEXAS AND THE IMPERIAL SUGAR COMPANY (SIGNED)  
Armstrong, 1991. Reprint. 192 pages. Hardcover. 0962931403 0-9629314-0-3. Companion history of an industry and a town. B/w photos. Signed by the author on the title page. Dark red leather covered boards with bright gilt title and decoration.
VG/No Jacket. Tight and unmarked. Corners and spine ends have minor bumping. # E1052. $60.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Baker, Jaycina Day.   FRIENDSWOOD: A SETTLEMENT OF FRIENDLY FOLKS (SIGNED)  
Austin: Nortex Press, 2002. Revised ed. 132 pages. Hardcover. The abridged edition, 3rd printing. Illustrations for each chapter by John R. Johnston, cover painting by Laurie S. Whitehead. SIGNED by the author on the title page. B/w photos throughout with a section of color photos. Bibliography & index.
Fine/Fine. New copies. # E0169. $26.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Beasley, Ellen.   ALLEYS AND BACK BUILDINGS OF GALVESTON  
Houston: Rice Univ., 1996. 1st ed. 170 pages. Hardcover. 089263328X 0-89263-328-X. A examination of the rental alley houses, servant and slave quarters and carriage houses of Galveston. Quite a bit on the grade raising of the island. Good b/w photos on quality stock. Social history.
Fine/Near Fine. New old stock from our archives. Dj has three small nicks on flap fold. # B5513. $33.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Bedient, Philip B.   LESSONS FROM HURRICANE IKE  
College Station: Texas A & M, 2012. 1st ed. 224 pages. Paperback. 1603445889 1-60344-588-9. Essays on the aftermath of Hurricane Ike on Gulf Coast region, and what needs to be done before the next "Big One". Softcover in French-flap format.
New/No Jacket. New copies. # E0511. $28.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Bell, Kate Atkinson.   A CHURCH IN THE CITY, REACHING THE WORLD [FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. HOUSTON]  
Houston: First Baptist Church, 1985. 1st ed. 271 pages. Hardcover. History of Houston's First Baptist Church, founded in 1841. Numerous b/w photos and illustrations. 11.75 x 8.5 inch landscape format.
VG/No Jacket. Unmarked. 3/4 inch split at bottom outer hinges, not affecting binding. # E0408. $12.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Bixel, Patricia Bellis.   SAILING SHIP ELISSA  
College Station: Texas A & M, 1998. 1st ed. 93 pages. Hardcover. 0890968268 0-89096-826-8. The story of The Elissa, a three-masted, 400-ton Scottish barque built in 1877, her life under various flags and current residence in Galveston, Texas after a loving restoration. B/w photos. Out-of-print in hardcover.
Near Fine/Near Fine. Small publisher's stamp on front endpaper, dustjacket rear flap creased. # E0749. $13.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Bradley, Barrie Scardino.   HOUSTON'S HERMAN PARK: A CENTURY OF COMMUNITY  
College Station: Texas A & M, 2014. 1st ed. 247 pages. Hardcover. 1623490367 1-62349-036-7. Illustrations include historic and recent plans, maps, and photos. Appendices, notes, and index.
VG/Near Fine. Small publisher's stamp on front endpaper, and small ink smear next two pages. # E0598. $24.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Bradley, Barrie Scardino.   HOUSTON'S HERMAN PARK: A CENTURY OF COMMUNITY  
College Station: Texas A & M, 2014. 1st ed. 247 pages. Hardcover. 1623490367 1-62349-036-7. History of Houston's majestic inner city park, encompassing the Houston Zoo, The Museum of Natural Science, Miller Outdoor Theatre and multi-use outdoor spaces. Covers the conception, funding, designing and construction of it through the years. Plans, maps, and photos illustrate the book. Several appendices, notes, bibliography, and index. Foreword by Stephen Fox, Houston architectural historian. Recommended.
New/New. New copies. # 34152. $40.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Briggs, Doug.   OLD BLACK  
Houston: Beverly Publishing Co., 1997. Limited ed. 387 pages. Hardcover. 1881287122 1-881287-12-2. Novel of a young boy and his rodeo horse, Old Black. Set in modern times. Nicely done b/w sketches. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the author.
Fine/Fine. # B4108. $20.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Buchanan (editor), James.   HOUSTON: A CHRONOLOGICAL AND DOCUMENTARY HISTORY, 1519-1970  
Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1975. 1st ed. 153 pages. Hardcover. 0379006154 0-379-00615-4. A collection of writings on the history of Houston. Bibliography and name index. Entries arranged by year and date.
Fine/No Jacket. New old stock from our archives. # B6477. $22.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Buenger, Walter L., & Joseph A. Pratt.   BUT ALSO GOOD BUSINESS: TEXAS COMMERCE BANK AND THE FINANCING OF HOUSTON AND TEXAS, 1886-1986  
College Station: Texas A & M, 1986. 1st ed. 450 pages. Hardcover. 0890962804 0-89096-280-4. Excellent history of Texas Commerce Bank and its impact on Houston. Much on cotton, oil and real estate, venerable leaders such as Jesse Jones & regulatory changes. B/w photos.
VG/VG. Tight, unmarked. Edges foxed. # B8455. $8.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Burke, Ruth, & Don Holbrook.   SEABROOK: IMAGES OF AMERICA  
Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2010. 1st ed. 127 pages. Paperback. 0738579408 0-7385-7940-8. A collection of historic and modern images of this coastal Texas Community which has survived hurricanes, seen the arrival of NASA and the modern age. Dozens of b/w and sepia photos throughout.
New/Wraps. A new book. # 30403. $19.99   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Carlile, Bryan, (Hurricane IKE).   AFTER IKE: AERIAL VIEWS FROM THE NO-FLY ZONE (HURRICANE IKE)  
College Station: Texas A & M, 2009. 1st ed. 127 pages. Paperback. 1603441506 1-60344-150-6. 149 color photos showing coastal devastation in Galveston and Chambers Counties following 2008's Hurricane IKE. Includes an essay by Andrew Sansom. In flexible card covers.
Near Fine/Wraps. Small publisher's stamp on front endpaper, else a Fine, unread copy. # E0746. $13.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Carrier, Warren.   AN HONORABLE SPY  
Mahomet, IL: Mayhaven Publishing, 1992. 1st ed. 248 pages. Hardcover. 1878044117 1-878044-11-7. Novel of espionage by Galveston author Carrier.
Fine/Wraps. # A6991. $5.75     Inquire Now  
Chalfant, Frank E.   GALVESTON: ISLAND OF CHANCE  
Houston: Treasures of Nostalgia, 1997. 1st ed. 179 pages. Hardcover. 0965956601 0-9659566-0-1. History of the good ole days of gambling in Galveston County. Much on the clubs and casinos of the Maceo and Fertitta families, Balinese Room, Murdoch's Bathhouse and others. Hundreds of color and b/w photos of buildings, equipment, chips, ephemera and other gambling paraphenalia for the collector. Clubs flourished on the island, as well as the Silver Moon and the Rose Garden in Dickinson. In slick photo boards, no dj as issued. SIGNED by the author.
New/No Jacket. # 16948. $27.95   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Chapman, Burton.   TELEPHONE ROAD, TEXAS: A HISTORY AND GUIDE TO TELEPHONE ROAD AND SOUTHEAST HOUSTON  
Friendswood, TX: Baxter Press, 2007. Reprint. 157 pages. Paperback. 1888237783 1-888237-78-3. History of the Telephone Road area, Hobby Airport, the many businesses, clubs & studios and the venerable Orange Show House that have made the area distinctive. B/w photos.
New/Wraps. New copies SIGNED by the author, a friend of the store. # 29192. $16.95   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Coffey, Pepper, & Kemah Historical.   KEMAH (IMAGES OF AMERICA)  
Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2011. 1st ed. 127 pages. Paperback. 0738585033 0-7385-8503-3. Archival photos form a history of Kemah on Galveston Bay.
New/Wraps. New book. # 30989. $19.99   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Criswell, Ann.   HOUSTON IS COOKING 2000  
Houston: Houston Gourmet, 1999. 1st ed. 155 pages. Paperback. 1882296052 1-882296-05-2. Food secrets and recipes from Houston's most popular restaurants. Great color photos. 8.5 x 9 inch format.
Near Fine/Wraps. Clean, tight, unmarked. # B9973. $8.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Cronkite, introduction, Walter.   BAY AREA HOUSTON - EXPLORE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES  
Houston: BAH Economic Partnership, 2006. 185 pages. Hardcover. All about the economic opportunities and quality of life in the Bay Area with articles and color photos from businesses and communities. With introduction by Walter Cronkite.
Near Fine/VG. Clean, tight, unmarked. # B8918. $18.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Daniels, A. Pat.   TREASURED TREES: STORIES OF SEVERAL HISTORICAL TREES IN HOUSTON AND HARRIS COUNTY  
Houston: OMS Publishing, 1977. 1st ed. 24 pages. Paperback. B/w photos and artwork illustrate stories of several historic trees in Houston & Harris County, including "Santa Anna's Surrender Tree."
Fine/Wraps. New old stock from our archives. # A6365. $5.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Diocese of Galveston-Houston, & Robert C.   125TH ANNIVERSARY DIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON, 1847-1972 THE STORY OF THE DIOCESE OF G-H IN COMMEMORATION OF ITS FOUNDING  
[Houston]: Rev. John Mokovsky, 1972. 1st ed. 279 pages. Hardcover. History of the people and churches of the Galveston-Houston diocese. B/w photos.
Near Fine/No Jacket. # B8683. $28.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Eisenhour, Virginia.   THE STRAND OF GALVESTON  
Galveston: by the author, 1973. 1st ed. 36 pages. Paperback. A short history and guidebook to Galveston's historic Strand Area. Short architectural histories and b/w photos.
Good+/Wraps. Water mark to top corner of cover and first page. # B7323. $10.75   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Elliott, Frederick C.   THE BIRTH OF THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT  
College Station: Texas A & M, 2004. 1st ed. 241 pages. Hardcover. 1585443336 1-58544-333-6. Autobiography of a man who had the vision to be one of the founders of the Texas Medical Center. Edited with an introduction by William Henry Kellar. Index.
Near Fine/Near Fine. Has publisher's 'design / production copy' stamped on top edge. # E0640. $11.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Fehrenbach, T.R., & Claire Cassidy (ed).   REACHING FOR THE SEA: THE STORY OF THE PORT OF HOUSTON  
Houston: Port of Houston, 1989. 1st ed. 88 pages. Hardcover. B/w photos and drawings illustrate this history of the Port of Houston. Foreword by T.R. Fehrenbach. Cream colored paper-covered boards with paste-on picture of sailing ship. Book is in a matching slip-case.
Near Fine/No Jacket. Tight, unmarked. Book and case lightly bumped lower front corner. # E0513. $15.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Fornell, Earl Wesley.   THE GALVESTON ERA: THE TEXAS CRESCENT ON THE EVE OF SECESSION  
Austin: U.T. Press, 1962. Reprint. 355 pages. Hardcover. 1962 reprint of the 1961 study of Galveston up to the beginning of the Civil War. Galveston was the center of Texas culture & commerce, but had its dark side, a growing dependence on the slave. The city became a major port of entry for slaves needed for the cotton and sugar plantations and was thus primed to join the other Southern states in seceeding. Well noted and indexed. Recommended.
Near Fine/Near Fine. Clean, tight, unmarked, no wear on book or dustjacket, just a hint of foxing on page edges. An unsold copy from our archives. # B8619. $50.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Francis, Ted, & Carole McFarland.   MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SYSTEM: THE FIRST SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS  
Houston: Larksdale Press, 1982. 235 pages. Hardcover. 0898960746 0-89896-074-6. Special Commemorative Edition, November, 1982. B/w photo, biographical sketches of key leaders, from its beginnings as Baptist Sanitarium in Houston.
Near Fine/Good. Clean, tight, unmarked. Dj has light edgewear, short tears and water mark on back. # B1883. $6.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Fuermann, George.   HOUSTON: THE FEAST YEARS  
Houston: Premier Printing, 1962. Reprint. 50 pages. Paperback. With woodcuts by Lowell Collins and modern photos by Owen Johnson. An illustrated essay of Houston's founding and growth to 1962.
Fine/Wraps. No sign of use or handling. # B9500. $10.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Fuermann, George.   HOUSTON: THE FEAST YEARS / FACE OF HOUSTON (2 VOLUME BOXED SET)  
Houston: Premier Printing, 1963. 1st ed. 111 pages. Hardcover. Two books in slipcase.
Fine/Near Fine. Books and slipcase in Fine condition, dustjackets have very slight rubbing to top edges from sliding in and out of slipcase. # B7865. $38.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Fuermann, George.   THE NEW YEAR IN HOUSTON 1864  
Houston: The Bookman, 1963. Limited ed. 4 pages. Paperback. Five hundred copies of this pamphlet were printed for C. Dorman David's The Bookman in January, 1964 and signed by the author. The sepia-tone photo on the cover shows the west side of Main Street between Congress and Preston Avenues. Stapled, but also tied with yarn as a decoration.
Fine/Wraps. Clean, firm, unmarked. No wear. # B5725. $65.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Fuermann, George.   PEDEN-1965: 75 YEARS...AND JUST A BEGINNING  
Houston: Press of Premier, 1965. 1st ed. 50 pages. Hardcover. Early Houston provider of iron, steel, fencing, pipe, etc.
Fine/VG. Clean, tight, unmarked. sharp corners. Dj has several closed tears. # B2384. $29.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Geyer, Nancy.   FRAILTIES (SIGNED)  
Boston: Little, Brown, 1985. 1st ed. 448 pages. Hardcover. 0316308927 0-316-30892-7. Novel set in Houston. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Geyer.
VG/Good. Dj a chipped and worn. # A5869. $12.25     Inquire Now  
Gulf Coast Intercollegiate, Conference.   GULF BREEZE, 1996: A GULF COAST INTERCOLLEGIATE SHOWCASE OF STUDENT WRITING  
No Place: Gulf Coast Intercoll., 1996. 1st ed. 76 pages. Paperback. A collection of 46 poems and short stories submitted by students of Texas Gulf Coast colleges including: Baytown Lee; San Jacinto; Brazosport; Galveston; North Harris CC; COM; Alvin & Wharton.
X-Lib VG/No Jacket. Former non-circulating library copy. Stickers & stamps. # B5369. $6.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Gulf Coast Intercollegiate, Conference.   GULF BREEZE: THE BEST OF THE BEST, SPRING 1995  
No Place: Gulf Coast Intercoll., 1995. 1st ed. 53 pages. Paperback. A collection of 59 poems and short stories submitted by students of Texas Gulf Coast colleges including: Baytown Lee; San Jacinto; Brazosport; Galveston; North Harris CC; COM; Alvin & Wharton.
X-Lib VG/No Jacket. Former non-circulating library copy. Stickers. Nice in mylar. # B5368. $6.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Hatch, Orin Walker.   LYCEUM TO LIBRARY: A CHAPTER IN THE CULTURAL HISTORY OF HOUSTON PUBLICATION SERIES VOLUME IX, NO.1 SEPTEMBER, 1965  
Houston: Texas Gulf Coast Hist., 1965. 1st ed. 73 pages. Paperback. Inception, emergence, and growth of the city library of Houston, and the people who made it happen.
VG/Wraps. Tight, no name or writing. Corners curling. Small red X on title page. # E0469. $25.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Hawkins, Walace.   CASE OF JOHN C. WATROUS, UNITED STATES JUDGE FOR TEXAS: A POLITCAL STORY OF HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS  
Dallas: SMU Press, 1950. 109 pages. Hardcover. Biography of the life of Watrous, an Attorney General for the Republic of Texas, then first U.S. Judge for Texas, and his travails against political rivals. B/w illus, fold-out letter. Very nice. Limited to 1,200 copies, with book design by Carl Hertzog.
Fine/Fine. New old stock from our archives. Immaculate. # B9084. $22.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Haynes (ed.), Robert V.   THE HOUSTON REVIEW: FALL 1981, VOL. III NO. 3: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE GULF COAST  
Houston: Houston Library Board, 1981. 1st ed. 50 pages. Paperback. Essays on urban growth in the South, events preceeding the appearance of JFK before the Houston Ministerial Alliance, and Corpus Christi waterfront strikes in the 1930s.
VG/Wraps. Tight, unmarked. Light foxing on covers. # E0467. $15.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Haynes (ed.), Robert V.   THE HOUSTON REVIEW: WINTER 1981, VOL. III NO. 1: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE GULF COAST  
Houston: Houston Library Board, 1981. 1st ed. 55 pages. Paperback. Essays on McCarthtyism in 1952 School Board election, residential change 1920-1970, and city planning.
VG/Wraps. Unmarked. Moderate foxing on covers. # E0468. $15.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Houston Astros, .   HOUSTON ASTROS MEDIA GUIDE 1985  
Houston: Astros Sports Associatio, 1985. 160 pages. Paperback. Details of staff members and players. Scouting and player development, recap of 1984 season, 1985 roster and schedule. Info on the National League, Astros history and history of the Astrodome. 8.5 inches tall, 4 inches wide.
VG/Wraps. Very tight, no marks, tiny chips at top edge. # B9914. $9.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Houston High School, .   THE AEGIS: JANUARY 1911 COMMENCEMENT YEARBOOK FOR HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL  
Houston: The Aegis, 1911. 1st ed. 64 pages. Paperback. Commencement program from January 1911 for Houston High School, also later named Central High School and Sam Houston High School. History, organizations, b/w photos of students, lots of local advertisements. Quite uncommon.
Near Fine/Wraps. Original staples rusted, else a nice copy. # B7319. $45.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Houston Review, .   HOUSTON REVIEW: FALL 1980, VOL. II NO. 3: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE GULF COAST  
Houston: Houston Review, 1980. 1st ed. 47 pages. Paperback. Two articles on the history of oil and one on Yellow Fever in the late 1800s in the Houston/Galveston area. B/w photos.
Fine/Wraps. # B5371. $6.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Hurley, Marvin.   DECISIVE YEARS FOR HOUSTON  
Houston: Houston Magazine, 1966. 422 pages. Hardcover. Houston faces urban evolution following World War II in this examination of its growth and future in 1965. B/w photos.
Fine/Fine. New old stock from our archives. # A0655. $24.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Hyman, Harold M.   OLEANDER ODYSSEY: THE KEMPNERS OF GALVESTON, TEXAS, 1854-1980S  
College Station: Texas A & M, 1990. 1st ed. 486 pages. Hardcover. 0890964386 0-89096-438-6. Explores social, political, business, and religious factors affecting four generations of Kempner family in Galveston.
VG/Near Fine. Has publisher's 'design/production copy' stamped on top edge and publisher stamp on endpaper. # E0632. $12.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Jones, W. Dwayne.   GALVESTON: PLAYGROUND OF THE SOUTHWEST  
Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2013. 1st ed. 167 pages. Paperback. 0738596477 0-7385-9647-7. Black/white photos from every era illustrate the moniker 'Playground of the Southwest' which had been adopted by the 1920's.
New/Wraps. New book. # 33369. $24.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Justman, Dorothy E.   GERMAN COLONISTS AND THEIR DECENDANTS IN HOUSTON: INCLUDING USENER AND ALLIED FAMILIES  
Quanah, TX: Nortex Press, 1974. 1st ed. 352 pages. Hardcover. A fine work on the history of German immigration to Houston, with emphasis on the Usener Family. Many photos, index.
Fine/No Jacket. Clean, tight, unmarked. No wear. Signed by author. New old stock. # A0882. $52.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Kahn, Louis I., & Ann Mohler (ed.).   LOUIS I. KAHN: TALKS WITH STUDENTS, ARCHITECTURE AT RICE # 26  
Houston: Architure at Rice, 1969. 1st ed. 68 pages. Paperback. Talks given to students at Rice University in Houston by the noted architect. Edited by Ann Mohler & Peter C. Papademetriou. This is the 1969 1st, in black & gray covers with circular cameo cut our of front cover showing Kahn.
VG/Wraps. Spine and edges have a few nicks and light foxing on page edges. Uncommon in the original issue. # E0446. $30.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Killingsworth, M. Jimmie, & Geoff Winnin.   GOING BACK TO GALVESTON: NATURE, FUNK & FANTASYIN A FAVORITE PLACE  
College Station: Texas A & M, 2011. 1st ed. 124 pages. Paperback. 1603442944 1-60344-294-4. An affectionate look at a quirky place. Color photos by Geoff Winningham. Flex cover with french-flaps.
Near Fine/Wraps. Small publisher's stamp on front endpaper, else Fine. # E0673. $9.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Kirkpatrick, et al, Wm. J.   KING'S PRAISES: FOR USE IN ALL GOSPEL SERVICES (GALVESTON EDITION)  
Fairbury, IL: Praise Publishing, 1907. 136 pages. Hardcover. Book of hymns with thirteen pages of business advertisements for 51 concerns in the city of Galveston. Two booksellers, two combination undertakers/livery stables, milliners, grocers, pharmacists, plumbers, and clothiers and other turn-of-the-century businesses are included in the advertisers. Red cloth-covered boards with black title on front. An uncommon Galveston item.
Good+/No Jacket. Binding firm, no name or marks. Outer covers have some waterspotting not affecting interior. # E0461. $75.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Lake, Julie.   GALVESTON'S SUMMER OF THE STORM: A CHAPPARAL BOOK FOR YOUNG READERS  
Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2003. 158 pages. Paperback. 0875652727 0-87565-272-7. Teenage girl visiting Galveston survives the 1900 Storm.
VG/Wraps. Small publisher's stamp on front endpaper, else Near Fine. # E0695. $10.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Lake, Julie.   GALVESTON'S SUMMER OF THE STORM: A CHAPPARAL BOOK FOR YOUNG READERS  
Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2003. 158 pages. Paperback. 0875652727 0-87565-272-7. Teenage girl visiting Galveston survives the 1900 Storm.
New/Wraps. New in publisher shrinkwrap. # E1220. $14.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Lanham, H. Fritz.   RECOLLECTIONS OF MY LIFE  
Baytown, TX: H. Fritz Lanham, 2006. 1st ed. 265 pages. Hardcover. Autobiography of Texas farmboy, who after leaving the military in 1950, went into city government. He was City manager of several Texas cities including Lubbock with majority of his years in Baytown. B/w photos. Nicely done, and quite uncommon.
Fine/No Jacket. # B8684. $65.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Lardas, Mark.   BATTLESHIP TEXAS (IMAGES OF AMERICA) SIGNED  
Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2016. 1st ed. 127 pages. Paperback. 1467123935 1467123935. Well-written photohistory of the dreadnought-class Battleship Texas, constructed between 1911 to 1913, and which served in both World War I & II. The 573 foot-long ship with her 14-inch main guns are now a floating museum near the San Jacinto Monument, on the east side of Houston. B/w images throughout.
New/Wraps. New copies SIGNED by the author, a friend of our store. # 35553. $19.79   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Leonard, compiler, W.A.   HOUSTON CITY DIRECTORY FOR 1866 (FACSIMILE)  
Houston: Gray, Strickland & Co., 1966. Reprint. 190 pages. Paperback. Mid 1960s reproduction of historic Houston city directory. 190 pages, including 66 pages of period advertisments. This facsimile produced by R.L. Polk & Company of Dallas. No title on spine.
VG/Wraps. Very tight, only mark is name stamped on front cover. # E0434. $55.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Lew, Stephen.   TIME SLIP: TERROR IN THE TEXAS WETLANDS (SIGNED)  
Charleston, NC: Createspace, 2010. 254 pages. Paperback. 1466322047 1466322047. Four modern teens encounter a time portal and are transported back in time where they are captured by Karankawa Indians. SIGNED by local author Stephen Lew.
New/Wraps. New copies. # 30973. $10.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Lockwood, Mason G.   SUBSIDENCE FROM DECLINING ARTESIAN PRESSURE CAN NO LONGER BE IGNORED IN HOUSTON AREA, TEXAS  
ASCE, 1954. 1st ed. 23 pages. Paperback. Text of a paper presented by Mason G. Lockwood, M. ASCE Consulting Engineer before Spring Meeting, Texas Section, ASCE at Midland, Texas April 9, 1954. American Society of Civil Engineers.
VG/Wraps. Stapled pamphlet has no wear, but small doodle on cover in red pencil and blue ink. # B7514. $36.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Lofton, editor, Wanda.   JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK 1948: BEAUVOIR VOL. XXI HOUSTON  
Houston: Jeff Davis High School, 1948. 1st ed. Hardcover. Grey cloth-covered boards with silver title and panther on front. B/w photos, great many autographs, greetings, and inscriptions.
VG/No Jacket. Binding and pages tight. Corners and spine tips scuffed. # B9610. $55.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Looscan, Adele B.   BEGINNINGS OF HOUSTON: AN EXTRACT FROM 'HARRIS COUNTY 1822-1845'  
Houston: Union National Bank, 1937. Reprint. 31 pages. Paperback. An extract (about 40 percent) taken from the author's earlier work on Harris County. History of the founding of Houston by the Allen brothers followwoing the razing of Harrisburg by Santa Anna, its growth as a port and center of commerce, the coming of railroads and more.
VG/Wraps. Light foxing to endpapers, else a nice, unmarked copy. # B7318. $24.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Macon, N. Don.   MR. JOHN H. FREEMAN AND FRIENDS: A STORY OF THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER AND HOW IT BEGAN (SIGNED)  
Houston: Texas Medical Center, 1973. 67 pages. Hardcover. Story of the founding and development of the Texas Medical Center, and the great vision of the men who had a hand in it, told largely through interview with Mr. Freeman. B/w photos. Brown cloth-covered boards with bright gilt title on front and spine. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Uncommon.
Fine/No Jacket. No wear, occasional very light foxing. # B9612. $45.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Malone, Ann Uloth.   AROUND LA PORTE (IMAGES OF AMERICA)  
Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2011. 1st ed. 127 pages. Paperback. 0738584908 0-7385-8490-8. Photo history of La Porte on Galveston Bay.
New/Wraps. New book. # 30990. $19.99   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Malone, Ann Uloth, & Dan Becker.   OLD SYLVAN BEACH AND THE PAVILIONS: IMAGES OF AMERICA  
Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2014. 1st ed. 127 pages. Paperback. 1467132071 1467132071. A fun look back at La Porte's historic Sylvan Beach, a retreat for many Houstonians in the early 1900s and site for bathing beauty contests, amusement parks and fishing piers. Over 200 vintage b/w photos.
New/Wraps. New copies. # 34126. $19.79   View This Item  Inquire Now  
McIntyre, Mary, & Anne Cheney.   THE LEISURE GOURMET COOKBOOK  
Houston: McChen Swim, 1981. Reprint. 146 pages. Spiral Bound. 0918464439 0-918464-43-9. Quick and tasty recipes from private chef Mary McIntyre. B/w drawings by Anne Cheney. Indexed.
VG/Wraps. Cover a bit rubbed, else Near Fine. # B2132. $5.75   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Miller, Ray.   RAY MILLER'S HOUSTON: THE EARLY HISTORY 1836-1899, AN EXCERPT  
Houston: Savings America, 1982. Reprint. 44 pages. Paperback. Promotional item printed for financial institution, this is an excerpt from Ray Miller's Houston. B/w photos, maps and drawings. Stapled pamphlet.
Fine/Wraps. Clean, tight, unmarked. # B8258. $9.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Mod, Anna.   BUILDING MODERN HOUSTON (IMAGES OF AMERICA)  
Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2011. 127 pages. Paperback. 0738585246 0-7385-8524-6. Photographic record of the modern buildings of Houston, many of them already gone and replaced by newer, bigger buildings.
New/Wraps. New book. # 30991. $19.95   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Morrow, Kathryn Black.   DEFENDER OF AMERICA'S GULF COAST: A HISTORY OF ELLINGTON FIELD, TEXAS 1917-2007 (SIGNED)  
Houston: Morrow House Publishing, 2007. 1st ed. 172 pages. Hardcover. 0979687004 0-9796870-0-4. Excellent history of Houston's Army Air Base, Ellington Field, from its beginnings in World War I to the present day. Much on women pilots, as Ellington trained the first female pilots for the WFTD, WASPS and WACS as well as NASA's astronauts. B/w photos throughout, notes, bibliography and indices. The author's father was Commander of the 158th Air Force Reserve Aircraft Control & Warning Group at Ellington in the 1950s.
New/New. New copies SIGNED by the author, a friend of our store. # 28355. $42.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Muirhead, Eric.   CAB TALES (SIGNED)  
Spring, Texas: Panther Creek Press, 2003. 1st ed. 151 pages. Paperback. 0971836183 0-9718361-8-3. A novel told in narrative stories, set in Houston in the 1970s, with vivid tales of the Montrose, Ship Channel, River Oaks and the long path of Westheimer. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Uncommon in true first printing.
X-Lib VG/Wraps. Former library copy, minimal markings. A clean, solid copy. Only indication of library service is -withdrawn- stamped in red on the top edge. # B9435. $11.95   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Nergal, Ory Mazar.   HOUSTON: CITY OF DESTINY AN EXCITING PORTRAIT OF AMERICA'S FASTEST GROWING CITY  
Unibook/Macmillan, 1980. 1st ed. 176 pages. Hardcover. 0026209004 0-02-620900-4.
Fine/Fine. From our old stock, as new in publisher's shrinkwrap. # A8304. $8.25     Inquire Now  
Parish, Betsy.   LEGACY: 50 YEARS OF LOVING CARE (SIGNED) TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 1954-2004  
Houston: Elisha Freeman Publishin, 2006. 1st ed. 699 pages. Hardcover. 0978620054 0-9786200-5-4.
Fine/Fine. Clean, tight, no name or marks. Signed by the author. # B2820. $31.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Putnam, Frank.   CITY GOVERNMENT IN EUROPE: HOUSTON'S INQUIRY INTO MUNICIPAL ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION IN THE PRINCIPAL CITIES OF GREAT BRITAIN  
Houston: City of Houston, 1913. 1st ed. 137 pages. Hardcover. ,,, and Germany, with a Great Seaport City on the Gulf of Mexico. The report of the Special Commissioner of Houston charged with developing a plan for modern Houston and to examine European cities for ideas. Proposals for expanding the Ship Channel inland. A couple of Galveston Daily News articles on the book and report from 1913 are laid in. In green cloth binding with marbled endpapers. Very scarce original printing.
Near Fine/No Jacket. # B0459. $38.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Rice Institute, .   THE INAUGURATION OF WILLIAM VERMILLION HOUSTON AS PRESIDENT OF THE RICE INSTITUTE, APRIL 10, 1947.  
Houston: Rice Institute, 1947. 1st ed. 107 pages. Hardcover. The full program of Houston's inauguration in 1947 as president of one of the finest universities in the state. An all-day event.
VG/No Jacket. Clean, tight, no name or marks. # A1029. $12.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Rice Institute, .   THE RICE INSTITUTE PAMPHLET VOL. XXXVI OCTOBER, 1949 NO. 4  
Houston: Rice Institute, 1949. 1st ed. 37 pages. Paperback. Proceedings of the Thirty-sixth Commencement of the Rice Institute, Court of the Chemistry Laboratories, May 29 and June 3, 1949. Card cover with blue title on front and spine. In original mailer. Listing names of all persons recieving degrees, honors, and awards.
Near Fine/Wraps. Tight, no name or marks. 3/4 inch tear at lower edge back cover. # E0465. $18.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Rice University, .   RICE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI DIRECTORY 1987 (75TH ANNIVERSARY)  
Houston: Rice University, 1987. 1st ed. 294 pages. Paperback. A few pages of school history for the 75th Anniversary of Rice, then the names & addresses of alumni.
Good+/Wraps. # B5372. $10.25   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Rodeheaver, Homer.   NEIGHBORLY SONGS AND POEMS: FOREST PARK CEMETERY, HOUSTON, TEXAS  
Winona Lake, IN: Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Co., 1. 1st ed. 104 pages. Paperback. Compiled by Rodeheaver and used in his radio programs in the 1930's. These booklets were customized for cemeteries in cities across the country, using b/w photos of picturesque views of the location named on the cover. Words and music for 71 songs named in the index, plus 5 others not listed. Twenty pages of poems are indexed. Stapled booklet with blue card cover.
VG/Wraps. Clean, tight, no name or marks. There is no wear, just some darkening from age. # B7234. $10.25   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Roth, Mitchel P., & Tom Kennedy.   HOUSTON BLUE: THE STORY OF THE HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT  
Denton: Univ. North Texas, 2012. 1st ed. 486 pages. Hardcover. 1574414720 1-57441-472-0. History of law enforcement in Houston since 1837 when the city was incorporated with a sheriff as its principal peace officer.
VG/Near Fine. Small publisher's stamp on front endpaper, lower corners lightly bumped. # E0628. $14.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Rozelle, Ron.   WINDOWS OF HEAVEN: A NOVEL OF GALVESTON'S GREAT STORM OF 1900  
Huntsville, TX: Texas Review Press, 2000. 1st ed. 240 pages. Paperback. 1881515273 1-881515-27-3. Historical novel set during the 1900 Storm in Galveston.
Near Fine/Wraps. Small publisher's stamp on front endpaper, else Fine. # E0584. $5.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Sibley, Marilyn McAdams.   THE METHODIST HOSPITAL OF HOUSTON: SERVING THE WORLD  
Austin: Texas State Historical, 1989. 1st ed. 241 pages. Hardcover. 087611088X 0-87611-088-X. History of Methodist Hospital. B/w photos, index.
New/No Jacket. New Copies. # 00579. $9.00     Inquire Now  
Siegel, Stanley E.   HOUSTON: A CHRONICLE OF THE SUPERCITY ON BUFFALO BAYOU  
Woodland Hills: Windsor Publications, 1983. 1st ed. 296 pages. Hardcover. 0897810724 0-89781-072-4. Produced in cooperation with Harris County Historical Society. Picture reasearch by Patrick H. Butler III. Traces Houston's growth since it's founding by the Allen brothers in 1836. More than 350 illustrations, 32 pages of color plates.
VG/Good+. Clean, tight, unmarked. DJ has closed tear bottom of spine. # B6817. $13.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Siegel, Stanley E.   HOUSTON: A CHRONICLE OF THE SUPERCITY ON BUFFALO BAYOU  
Woodland Hills: Windsor Publications, 1983. 1st ed. 296 pages. Hardcover. 0897810724 0-89781-072-4. Produced in cooperation with Harris County Historical Society. Picture research by Patrick H. Butler III. Traces Houston's growth since it's founding by the Allen brothers in 1836. More than 350 illustrations, 32 pages of color plates.
Near Fine/VG. Clean, tight, unmarked. Sharp corners. Slight wear Dj spine tip. # B6810. $18.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Siegel, Stanley E.   HOUSTON: A CHRONICLE OF THE SUPERCITY ON BUFFALO BAYOU  
Woodland Hills: Windsor Publications, 1983. 1st ed. 296 pages. Hardcover. 0897810724 0-89781-072-4. Produced in cooperation with Harris County Historical Society. Picture research by Patrick H. Butler III. Traces Houston's growth since it's founding by the Allen brothers in 1836. More than 350 illustrations, 32 pages of color plates.
VG/Near Fine. Clean, tight, Christmas greeting, sharp corners. No wear on Dj, but price-clipped. # B8885. $10.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Sloane, Story Jones.   HOUSTON IN THE 1920S AND 1930S (SIGNED)  
Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2009. 1st ed. 127 pages. Paperback. 0738571490 0-7385-7149-0.
New/Wraps. A new book signed by the author. # 29633. $19.99   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Smith, Fred E.   GUIDEBOOK FOR ANNUAL FIELD TRIP HOUSTON GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY AND GULF COAST SECTION OF SEPM, MAY 2, 1959, LOWER TERTIIARY AND UPPER  
Houston: Houston Geological Soc., 1959. 54 pages. Spiral Bound. Lower Tertiary and Upper Cretaceous of Brazos River Valley, Texas. Interesting guide with b/w photos, maps, diagrams and foldout well log to 5,000 feet. In red spiral comb binding.
Good+/Wraps. Bit of dampstain to rear cover not affecting text. # B7091. $34.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Stevenson, Jim.   BIRDLIFE OF GALVESTON  
Galveston: Goshawk Press, 2013. 1st ed. 174 pages. Paperback. 0578134918 0-578-13491-8. Author and photographer Jim Stevenson brings over four decades of birding knowledge to create an informative guide to one of the world's top birding spots. Hundreds of color photos, many of birds in flight, showing markings and flight profiles. Info on where to go both on and off-island. Sections with Galveston's bird families, book species accounts, migration info, non-bird species one may encounter, and other natural history data. 8.5 x 11 inch format.
New/Wraps. New copies. # 33738. $43.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Thorne, Martha.   RAFAEL MONEO, AUDREY JONES BECK BUILDING: THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON  
Stuttgart: Edition Axel Menges, 2000. 1st ed. 60 pages. Hardcover. 3930698366 3-9306983-6-6. Color photos of the Beck building, along with b/w plans and drawings. B/w photos of works in other cities designed by Rafael Moneo.
Fine/Fine. Clean, tight, unmarked. # B5196. $19.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Turner, Drexel.   LYCEUM TO LANDMARK: THE JULIA IDESON BUILDING OF THE HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY  
Houston: Rice Univ., 1979. 1st ed. 25 pages. Paperback. Architecture at Rice Profile 1, 5,000 copies printed. A brief account of the architectural development of the Ideson Building of the Houston Public Library commemorates the renewal of one of the city's most distinguished public buildings. B/w drawings and photos.
VG/Wraps. Clean, tight, unmarked. A few chips on edges. # B6035. $6.75   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Turner, Suzanne, & Joanne Seale Wilson.   HOUSTON'S SILENT GARDEN: GLENWOOD CEMETERY, 1871-2009  
College Station: Texas A & M, 2010. 1st ed. 304 pages. Hardcover. 1603441638 1-60344-163-8. Book examines the significance of the cemetery in relation to urban development, landscape and funerary architecture, and 19th-century Houston history. Color photography by Paul Hester.
New/New. New copies. # E0509. $58.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
University of Houston, .   HOUSTONIAN 1948 (UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS COLLEGE YEARBOOK)  
Houston: Univeristy of Houston, 1948. 1st ed. 288 pages. Hardcover. College yearbook of The University of Houston. Clean, tight, no marks.
Near Fine/No Jacket. # A6448. $20.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
University of Texas, .   CACTUS 1932: YEARBOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS  
Austin: University of Texas, 1932. 1st ed. 410 pages. Hardcover. Yearbook for 1932 for the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a section on the medical school students and graduates in Galveston. B/w & greenish sepia photos, with lovely color drawings of various campus buildings. 352 pages + 58 pages of ads and index. In black cloth with deeply embossed green cactus on silver mountain background.
VG/No Jacket. Light rubbing, otherwise very nice, with no names or marks. # B9782. $35.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Vance, Mike.   HOUSTON BASEBALL: THE EARLY YEARS 1861-1961  
Houston: Bright Sky Press, 2014. 1st ed. 368 pages. Hardcover. 1939055741 1-939055-74-1. A project of the Larry Dierker Chapter-The Society for American Baseball Research, with afterword by Mickey Herskowitz. A history of the game in Houston. B/w photos and illustrations throughout. Index. Endpapers feature colorful paintings of oldtime Houston ballparks.
New/New. New copies. # E1027. $39.95   View This Item  Inquire Now  
West, Richard.   RICHARD WEST'S TEXAS  
Austin: Texas Monthly, 1981. 1st ed. 262 pages. Hardcover. 0932012205 0-932012-20-5. A first-hand account of one man's effort to get to know the reality of a variety of Texas locales, from Highland Park to a San Antonio Barrio, out to Marfa, 5th Ward in Houston, Port Aransas & others.
Fine/Fine. Crisp, bright Dj. Book clean, tight, unmarked, as new. # A3906. $10.00     Inquire Now  
Westerlage, Bob and Linda.   GALVESTON IS THE MOOD YOU'RE IN  
Galveston: The Galveston Studio, 1972. Paperback. Landscape format. Unpaginated book of b/w photos of people and places in Galveston, with airy, non-specific captions. Undated - but from the autos and bathing suits appearing in the pictures, it appears to be from the early 1970s. Cover photo printed in black and yellow. 32 pages counted in stapled booklet. 8.5 inches tall, 11 inches wide.
Near Fine/Wraps. No wear, no marks. # B9406. $23.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Wiencek, Henry.   THE MOODYS OF GALVESTON & THEIR MANSION  
College Station: Texas A & M, 2010. 1st ed. 136 pages. Paperback. 1603441824 1-60344-182-4. Story of the house and the family who lived in it for eight decades, and the influence of that family on the prosperity and growth of Galveston.
New/Wraps. New book in publisher shrinkwrap. # E0780. $19.95   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Young, Earle B.   GALVESTON AND THE GREAT WEST  
College Station: Texas A & M, 1997. 1st ed. 232 pages. Hardcover. 0890967733 0-89096-773-3. Good history on Galveston's role and influence as a major port in western expansion, commerce and immigration. Notes, indexed, b/w photos.
New/New. # 16076. $27.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  

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