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Abernethy, Francis Edward.   FOLKLORE OF TEXAN CULTURES: PUBLICATIONS OF THE TEXAS FOLKLORE SOCIETY NUMBER XXXVIII  
Austin: Encino Press, 1974. 1st ed. 366 pages. Hardcover. 0884260380 0-88426-038-0. Published in commemoration of the American Bicentennial. Collection of customs, cures, songs, stories, and styles that twenty-four ethnic groups brought with them to Texas. B/w photos throughout, indexed.
Fine/Fine. New old stock from our archives. # B0429. $42.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Akehurst Publishing Co., .   THE INDUSTRIAL ADVANTAGES OF HOUSTON, TEXAS AND ENVIRONS  
Bryan: Fuller Printing Company, 1977. Reprint. 138 pages. Paperback. This is number 130 of 712 facsimile copies of the 1894 edition. Map of Harris County showing all the railroads serving the area, history of the city, and comprehensive sketches of about 220 of the city's representative business enterprises. B/w photos with many of the entries. Index. Slick white card cover with pale tan mottling to mimic age, black title on front, spine blank. Also includes 10 pages on Alvin, Texas. Fun reading.
Near Fine/Wraps. Tight, without wear or marks. # E3127. $35.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Batchelor, Denzil.   JACK JOHNSON AND HIS TIMES  
London: Phoenix Sports Books, 1956. 1st ed. 190 pages. Hardcover. Exciting biography of great black boxer from Galveston. Includes description of Galveston hurricane of 1900, which he survived. Dark brown cloth-covered boards with gilt title on spine. Red and black pictorial dustjacket. Eighteen b/w plates. First edition.
Near Fine/VG. Book is tight, unmarked, without wear. Dustjacket is price-clipped on front and rear flaps. # E3122. $30.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Bode, Winston.   J. FRANK DOBIE: A PORTRAIT OF PANCHO  
Austin: Steck-Vaughn, 1968. Revised ed. 156 pages. Hardcover. Over one hundred photos support this biography of Texas' legendary man of letters. Revised edition, with new material added to his 1965 Pemberton original.
Near Fine/VG. Clean, tight, unmarked. # B4567. $10.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Bode, Winston.   J. FRANK DOBIE: A PORTRAIT OF PANCHO  
Austin: Steck-Vaughn, 1968. Revised ed. 156 pages. Hardcover. Over one hundred photos support this biography of Texas' legendary man of letters. Revised edition, with new material added to his 1965 Pemberton original.
Near Fine/VG. Tight, unmarked. Dustjacket has a quarter inch closed tear and a small stain at top edge front. # E3133. $6.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Cellini, Benvenuto, & John A. Symonds.   THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI WRITTEN BY HIMSELF VOLUME I  
New York: Brentano's, 1906. 1st ed. 360 pages. Hardcover. Volume I only, with 20 b/w plates. Olive green cloth-covered boards with gilt decoration on front, gilt title and decoration on spine, Brentano's gilt trademark on back. Gilt top edge, deckle foredge.
Good+/No Jacket. Tight, no owner name or marks. Age mottling to endpapers and pages throughout. Corners square, book stands straight. Spine ends softened, and a small worn tear at spine top. # E3149. $11.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Deckard, Ivy Stewart.   IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE (SIGNED)  
New York: Vantage Press, 1962. 1st ed. 145 pages. Hardcover. Personal story out of the Texas City disaster in April 1947. SIGNED by the author. Black cloth-covered boards with gilt title on spine. Cream colored dustjacket with blast illustration on front, black spine. Scarce.
VG/Near Fine. Solid binding, square corners. Local bookstore sticker. Dustjacket has light wear at spine ends. Pages toned, as typical. # E3130. $200.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Dobie, J. Frank.   THE LONGHORNS  
Boston: Little, Brown, ND. Reprint. 388 pages. Hardcover. Dobie's story of the longhorn breed and days of ranching. No date, this is the 20th Little, Brown printing. Both book and dustjacket feature wrap-around color reproductions of Tom Lea's mural painting 'Stampede'. Scattered Tom Lea illustrations and a section of b/w photos.
VG/Good+. Tight, unmarked, edges foxed. Dj a bit wrinkled at top. # A1088. $28.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Dobie, J. Frank.   THE MEXICO I LIKE (TONGUES OF THE MONTE)  
Dallas: SMU Press, 1942. Revised ed. 301 pages. Hardcover. First SMU printing of Doboe's 1935 'Tongues of the Monte' under new title, and with new introduction by the author. Folk stories of the outdoorsmen of Northern Mexico told around campfires. Sage green cloth-covered boards with silver title on spine. Red, white, and green dustjacket has illustration of horse and rider, a bull, and a goat inside the circle of a braided quirt.
VG/Good. Very firm binding, unmarked, square corners. Dustjacket spine sunfaded all red gone. Top edge a little faded. Dustjacket has chipping/loss at spine. # E3129. $46.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Dobie, J. Frank.   THE MUSTANGS  
New York: Bramhall House, 1975. Reprint. 376 pages. Hardcover. 0517038870 0-517-03887-0. Jacket design, color frontispeice and b/w drawings by Charles Banks Wilson. History, legend, and folklore of the wild horses of the Southwest. Red cloth-covered boards with gilt title on spine. Bright pictorial dustjacket.
Near Fine/VG. Tight, no wear, no marks. Dustjacket has very minor scuffing on front, clipped corner on front inside flap. # E3132. $17.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Durr, Ben.   MISS EMILY: THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS (SIGNED)  
Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press, 2001. 1st ed. 319 pages. Hardcover. 0865343225 0-86534-322-5. Story blending legend and fact at Texas beginnings. Glossary of Spanish words and phrases. Signed by the author.
Near Fine/Near Fine. Tight, without wear. # E3112. $15.00   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  
Elder, Ira Nell.   GENTLE GIANTS: WOMEN WRITERS IN TEXAS  
Austin: Eakin Press, 1983. 1st ed. 176 pages. Hardcover. 0890153981 0-89015-398-1. Stories of seventeen women authors, with brief sketch biographies and samples of their writing. Stated first edition in aqua colored dustjacket. B/w photo portraits.
Fine/Fine. New old stock from our archives. # E3051. $12.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Elder, Ira Nell.   GENTLE GIANTS: WOMEN WRITERS IN TEXAS  
Austin: Eakin Press, 1983. 1st ed. 176 pages. Hardcover. 0890153981 0-89015-398-1. Stories of seventeen women authors, with brief sketch biographies and samples of their writing. Stated first edition in aqua colored dustjacket. B/w photo portraits.
Fine/Fine. Book is tight, without wear or marks. Dustjacket is lightly scuffed in the color on several small places. Pale foxing on book edges. Long out of print. # E3211. $7.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Farb, Carolyn.   HOW TO RAISE MILLIONS HELPING OTHERS, HAVING A BALL (SIGNED)  
Austin: Eakin Press, 1993. 1st ed. 169 pages. Hardcover. 0890159246 0-89015-924-6. A guide to fundraising. How to get money for charity by throwing parties for the rich and famous. Signed on the title page by the tireless Houston author. Inscribed 'In the spirit of fundraising, have a ball', dated 9-11-93.
Fine/Fine. Book and dustjacket are without wear. # E3137. $24.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Fleischer, Nat.   50 YEARS AT RINGSIDE  
New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, 1958. Reprint. 296 pages. Hardcover. Memoirs of writer, commentator, and boxing authority with essays on all the fighters and important matches. Sixteen page section of b/w photos. Endpapers show fight posters. Black cloth-covered boards with gilt boxers on front and gilt title on spine. Black and white illustrated dustjacket. Second printing.
VG/Good+. Tight, no marks, square corners, spine ends softened. Dustjacket worn at corners and spine ends. # E3125. $27.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Fuerman, George.   RELUCTANT EMPIRE: THE MIND OF TEXAS  
Garden City: Doubleday, 1957. 1st ed. 284 pages. Hardcover. Ilustrated throughout with drawings by E.M. "Buck" Schiwetz. Colorful pictorial dustjacket.
VG/Good+. Tight, unmarked. First edition. Minor tanning and foxing. # E3057. $8.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Fulcher, Walter.   THE WAY I HEARD IT: TALES OF THE BIG BEND  
Austin: U.T. Press, 1973. 2nd ed. 87 pages. Hardcover. 0292790015 0-292-79001-5. Second edition includes additional b/w photos to accompany the lively stories of the Big Bend region.
X-Lib VG/VG. Former library copy with deaccession stamps & marks. A clean, solid copy. Pale foxing on top edge. Corners & spine ends square. No wearonjacket, but has library sticker on spine. Dj price-clipped. # E3050. $8.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Gallegly, Joseph.   ADVENTURES OF STEVE WATERHOUSE, OR THE SURPRISING CAREER OF A TEXAS-MAN  
San Antonio: Naylor, 1947. 1st ed. 414 pages. Hardcover. The author came across his uncle's autobiographical manuscript in an old whiskey barrel and crafted it into this interesting narrative. Much on being a cowboy on the Texas range. Green cloth-covered boards with silver title on front and spine. No dustjacket.
VG/No Jacket. Tight, withour wear or marks. # E3053. $12.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Goeth, Ottille Fuchs, & Irma Goethe Guen.   MEMOIRS OF A TEXAS PIONEER GRANDMOTHER (WAS GROSSMUTTER ERZAEHLT) 1805-1915 (SIGNED)  
Burnet, TX: Eakin Press, 1982. 2nd ed. 260 pages. Hardcover. 0890153418 0-89015-341-8. 2nd edition, being a translation with revisions and additions to the 1915 German language original. Much on life in the Texas Hill Country west of Austin in Burnet & Blanco counties and Cypress Mill. B/w photos, biblio, index. Green cloth-covered boards with gilt title on spine. Dark olive dustjacket with white titles on front and spine and photo of family log cabin on front. SIGNED by Irma Goeth Guenther, who did the translations, research and additions for the book and is grandaughter of the author.
Near Fine/Near Fine. New old stock from our archives. No wear, but pale foxing on edges. # E3142. $125.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Gracy II, David B.   MOSES AUSTIN: HIS LIFE (SIGNED)  
San Antonio: Trinity Univ., 1987. 1st ed. 303 pages. Hardcover. 0911536841 0-911536-84-1. Austin planned to bring colonists to Texas, but died and passed the job to his son Stephen F. Austin who became known to history as the Father of Texas. Notes, bibliography, and index. Dark blue cloth-covered boards with gilt title on spine. Blue dustjacket with white titles anf photo of Moses Austin statue on front.
X-Lib NF/Fine. Former library copy, withdrawn stamp on top edge, penciled info on rear page, solid copy. # E3141. $24.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Haley, James L.   TEXAS: FROM THE FRONTIER TO SPINDLETOP  
New York: St. Martin's, 1991. 2nd ed. 292 pages. Paperback. 0312064799 0-312-06479-9. Overview of Texas history using 52 essays on events and people, maps, b/w illustrations. This book is reprint (with new title) of Doubleday's 'Texas: An Album of History' 1985 hardcover edition.
Near Fine/Wraps. New book, out of our archives. # E3146. $15.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Heagney, H.J.   BLOCKADE RUNNER: A TALE OF ADVENTURE ABOARD THE ROBERT E. LEE  
New York: Longmans, Green, 1939. 1st ed. 187 pages. Hardcover. Civil War adventures of John B. Tabb, who served on the Robert E. Lee in defiance of the Yankee Blockade of Southern ports. Golden yellow cloth-covered boards with black title on spine. Yellow and black nautical illustration wraps around dustjacket. Somewhat uncommon.
VG/Fair. Tight, unmarked. DJ chipped along all edges with tears. # A0165. $37.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Henderson, James David.   MEALS BY FRED HARVEY: A PHENOMENOM OF THE AMERICAN WEST  
Fort Worth: Texas Christian Univ., 1969. 1st ed. 63 pages. Hardcover. No. 6 of TCU Monographs in History and culture. Stated first printing. Blue boards with decorated gray past-down on front. B/w photos and a biographic history of the Fred Harvey business. Appendices including a list of all the Harvey establishments. References used in preparation, index. Scarce in hardcover.
Fine/No Jacket. New old stock from our archives. # B5475. $80.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Johannsen, Albert.   THE HOUSE OF BEADLE AND ADAMS AND ITS DIME AND NICKEL NOVELS VOL.III  
Norman: Univ. Oklahoma, 1962. 1st ed. 99 pages. Hardcover. Supplement to author's two volume work on the publishing history of Beadle and Adams. Mostly additions and corrections to first volumes. Golden tan cloth-coverd boards, gilt title on spine. Golden and rust dustjacket with white back listing other of the publisher's books of interest to scholars, collectors, and specialists. Tall, thin format.
Near Fine/Good. Tight, unmarked. Dustjacket is faded on spine, several small scuff marks on front, water-stained on back near flap fold. Torn along flap-fold. Book if very nice. # E3134. $11.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Johnson, Jack.   JACK JOHNSON IS A DANDY: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY  
New York: Signet, 1970. 1st ed. 176 pages. Paperback. Autobiography of boxing champion and Galveston native. First paperback printing.
VG/Wraps. Tight, unmarked. Has a reader crease on spine. # E3124. $   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Johnson, Jack.   JACK JOHNSON: IN THE RING - AND OUT  
Chicago: National Sports Publishing Co., 192. 1st ed. 259 pages. Hardcover. Autobiography by boxing champion and Galveston native. Four introductory articles by others including Damon Runyan and Mrs. Jack Johnson. A chronology of Johnson's fighting life and record at rear. Red cloth-covered boards with gilt title on front and spine. Illustrated with 16 b/w photos and drawings by Edwin William Krauter. Black and white dustjacket with fight illustration on front. First printing.
VG/Good+. Very firm binding, square corners, spine ends a little softened. Dustjacket has tiny tears on edges. # E3123. $225.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Koury, Michael J.   ARMS FOR TEXAS: A STUDY OF THE WEAPONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS A STUDY OF THE WEAPONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS (SIGNED)  
Fort Collins: Old Army Press, 1973. 1st ed. 94 pages. Hardcover. A study of firearms carried by the Texas Army of the Republic, their makers and origins. Sepia photographs and illustrations. SIGNED by the author.
Near Fine/Fine. Unsold stock from our archives. Very pale foxing on top edge, else Fine. # E3135. $110.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Lale, Cissy Stewart, & Sweetie Ladd.   SWEETIE LADD'S HISTORIC FORT WORTH  
Fort Worth: Texas Christian Univ., 1999. 75 pages. Hardcover. 0875651968 0-87565-196-8. Contains twenty-eight paintings from Ladd's Landmark Series and the ten paintings of her Cries of Fort Worth Series. Sweetie Ladd painted in the folk-art style to preserve Fort Worth history and document her own memories. Her depictions of buildings and events are historically accurate. Grey cloth-covered boards with pale orange titles on front and spine. Our copies lack the dustjacket.
VG/No Jacket. Small publisher's stamp on front endpaper, else Fine. Lacks dustjacket. # E0677. $7.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Mahaffy, J.P.   GREEK PICTURES DRAWN WITH PEN AND PENCIL  
London: Religious Tract Society, 1890. 224 pages. Hardcover. An illustrated travelog of journeys around Greece. At the end are 8 pages of illustrated ads for other books in the series. Rust-brown cloth-covered boards with gilt title and decorations on front and spine. All edges gilt. Much on architecture, art and culture.
Good/No Jacket. Tight, square, unmarked. Light silverfish spotting over much of the ccver. Light even foxing throughout. # E3148. $38.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
McDonald, Archie P.   TEXAS: ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY STATE (SIGNED)  
Austin: Eakin Press, 1983. 1st ed. 273 pages. Hardcover. 0890153884 0-89015-388-4. SIGNED on the half-title page by the author. An easy-to-read, concise history of Texas. Scattered b/w illustrations. Index. Dark red leather covered boards with gilt title on spine. Dark blue dustjacket has red title on front, white title on spine.
Near Fine/Near Fine. New old stock. Tight, no wear, no marks. # E3139. $52.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
McDonald, Archie P.   TEXAS: ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY STATE  
Austin: Eakin Press, 1983. 1st ed. 273 pages. Hardcover. 0890153884 0-89015-388-4. A concise, readable history of the state. Indexed. B/w illustrations.
X-Lib VG/VG. Tight, crisp, no wear. Stamped "withdrawn" on top edge, presentation bookplate to library on FFEP. No other library marks. Dustjacket scuffed at spine ends. # B9884. $8.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Moore, Harry Estill.   TORNADOES OVER TEXAS: A STUDY OF WACO AND SAN ANGELO IN DISASTER  
Austin: U.T. Press, 1958. 1st ed. 334 pages. Hardcover. Sociological review of the ways civil governments deal with physical, economic, and emotional aftermath of disaster.
Fine/Near Fine. Clean, tight, unmarked. No wear on book or dustjacket. # E3121. $32.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Morehead, Richard.   50 YEARS IN TEXAS POLITICS [ FIFTY ]  
Burnet: Eakin Press, 1982. Reprint. 324 pages. Hardcover. 0890153426 0-89015-342-6. As veteran Dallas Morning News reporter, Morehead's recollections are seen through the eyes of an observer who saw much of it happen and knew most of the principals. Index.
Near Fine/Near Fine. No wear, edges have pale foxing. White areas of dustjacket also have pale foxing. # E3140. $7.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Richardson, Rupert Norval.   THE FRONTIER OF NORTHWEST TEXAS 1846 TO 1876: ADVANCE AND DEFENSE BY THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF THE CROSS TIMBERS AND PRAIRIES  
Glendale: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1963. 1st ed. 332 pages. Hardcover. Story of the settlement and defense of Northwest Texas, encounters with the Indians and other hardships. Maps, b/w illustrations, bibliography, and index. Printed on fine, uncut stock. Dark blue cloth-covered boards with gilt title on spine. Frontier Military Series V.
Fine/No Jacket. Tight, unmarked. Uncut (unopened) pages throughout, indicating book has never been read. # A0296. $103.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Rose, Barbara, & Susie Kalil.   FRESH PAINT: THE HOUSTON SCHOOL  
Austin: Texas Monthly, 1985. 1st ed. 256 pages. Paperback. Catalog for exhibit by Houston Museum of Fine Arts. 160 illustrations, b/w and color, plus essays.
New/Wraps. New copy from our archives, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. # B7383. $24.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Theis (editor), David.   LITERARY HOUSTON  
Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2010. Reprint. 493 pages. Paperback. 0875654401 0-87565-440-1. Excerpts from the works of 64 authors, all involving or attempting to explain Houston.
New/Wraps. # B8617. $17.95   View This Item  Inquire Now  
UTMB Galveston Faculty & Staff, .   THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH AT GALVESTON: A 75 YEAR HISTORY  
Austin: U.T. Press, 1967. 1st ed. 435 pages. Hardcover. A fine history of one of the earliest medical colleges in the west. Many b/w illustrations, one color plate. Nearly 5 pound book, in cream canvs cloth-covered boards with gilt seal on front and gilt title on spine. No dustjacket.
VG/No Jacket. Tight, unmarked, without wear. Small coffee splash on bottom textblock edge. # E3136. $24.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Weber, David J., & Conchita Hassell Winn.   TROUBLE IN TEXAS, 1832: A TEJANO VIEWPOINT FROM SAN ANTONIO (LIMITED/SIGNED)  
Dallas: Degoyler Library, 1983. Limited ed. 60 pages. Hardcover. Facsimile and translation of an 1832 petition of grievances held by Mexican-Texans in the San Antonio area. Signed limited edition #36/400 printed on fine stock by David Holman's Wind River Press. SIGNED on the limitation page by Weber & Winn.
Near Fine/Fine. # A2185. $80.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  

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