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Anderson County

1. HOHES, Pauline Buck. A Centennial History of Anderson County, Texas.... San Antonio: Naylor, 1936. xviii, 565 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece map on half-title verso, photographic text illustrations. 8vo, original grey pictorial cloth. Light shelf wear and a few faint spots and stains to binding, endpapers and edges lightly foxed, overall very good.

    First edition. CBC 13. TC 4.     $300.

 

2.  [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Map of Anderson County, Texas. [below title] I, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office do certify that the above Map of Anderson County is a true and correct copy of the Map now in use in this Office, compiled from official data. [facsimile signature] W.C. Walsh Commissioner. [lower left above neat line] Copyright 1879 W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the Genl Land Office of the State of Texas. [lower center beneath neat line] Lithographed by A. Gast & Co. St. Louis & N.Y. New Process. St. Louis & New York: Gast, 1879. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, neat line to neat line: 44 x 53.2 cm; overall sheet size: 46 x 56 cm. Map with tear in lower left corner (affecting text, repaired on verso of poster board with tape), small tear and pinholes along left margin, and light scattered insect damage (mostly confined to blank margins).     $375

 

Andrews County

3.  [MAP]. ANDREWS ABSTRACT COMPANY. Map of Andrews County, Texas,–Andrews Abstract Co. R.M. Means, Mgr., Andrews, Texas. Andrews: Andrews Abstract Co., n.d. Uncolored mimeographed map, overall sheet size: 22.6 x 35.6 cm. Sheet creased where formerly folded, wrinkled, lightly browned, and with several tears and chips, notations in ink and pencil to recto and verso.     $50

 

4.  [MAP]. ANDREWS ABSTRACT COMPANY. Map of the South One-Half of the Town of Andrews Texas [below title] Compiled by Official Data by Andrews Abstract Company. Andrews: Andrews Abstract Company, n.d. Uncolored mimeograph map on typing paper, overall sheet size: 21.6 x 27.9 cm. Paper lightly browned, creased where formerly folded, small hole in upper left corner (not affecting map image or text on verso), corners dog-eared, a few small chips and tears to blank margin.     $50

 

Angelina County

5.  BIESELE, Megan & The Diboll Historical Society. The Cornbread Whistle: Oral History of a Texas Timber Company Town. Lufkin: Lufkin Printing Company, 1986. xxv [1], 173 [1, blank] pp., maps, photographic illustrations, drawings and pictorial endpapers by Raymond Ryan. 4to, original color pictorial cloth. Very fine in slightly worn d.j.     $80

 

6.  HALTOM, R.W. History and Description of Angelina County, Texas. Austin: Jenkins Publishing; New York: Pemberton Press, 1969. [6] 65 [1] [32, ads.] pp. 12mo, original orange cloth. Fine in near fine d.j. (spine sunned).

    Facsimile of 1888 first edition. CBC 45 (referring to first edition). TC 15. TLH, p. 1.     $60

 

Aransas County

7.  ARANSAS COUNTY-ROCKPORT CENTENNIAL, INC. A Glimpse at Our Past, Presented by The Aransas County-Rockport Centennial, Inc., June 13-21, 1970 on the Occasion of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of Rockport, 1870, and the Establishment of Aransas County, 1871. N.p.: The Aransas County-Rockport Centennial, Inc., 1970. [112] pp., numerous photographic illustrations. Square 8vo, original blue printed wrappers, stapled. Light wear to wraps, staples rusted, otherwise fine.

    TC 23.     $25

Archer County

8.  HODGE, Jeannie Goble. History of Holliday, Texas. Quanah & Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1972. [4] 82 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original blue cloth. A little light foxing to endpapers, otherwise fine in very good d.j. (lightly rubbed, spine sunned).

    TC 32.     $25

 

9.  [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Map of Archer County [below title left] Copyright 1879. Wm C. Walsh Commissioner General Land Office State of Texas [below title right] I, W.C. Walsh Commissioner Genl Land Office State of Texas, Certify this to be a true and correct copy of the map now in use in this office and compiled from official data. Austin Oct 1879 [facsimile signature] W.C. Walsh [bottom left] Lithographed by August Gast & Cos New Process, St. Louis. St. Louis: Gast, 1879. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, overall sheet size: 51.3 x 45.6 cm. Top edge of map sheet closely trimmed, two tears, approximately 11 and 30 cm (repaired with tape on board verso), and one large chip on top edge on map sheet, small tear and tape and water stains along right edge of map, a few scattered spots and small areas of insect damage.     $350

 

Armstrong County

10. ARMSTRONG COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. A Collection of Memories, Compiled by the Armstrong County Historical Association: A History of Armstrong County 1876-1965. Hereford: Pioneer, [1965]. [6] 567 [1, blank] pp., illustrations (mostly photographic), maps. 4to, original brown cloth. Gilt lettering on cover dulled, front free endpaper absent, otherwise very good.

    First edition. TC 36.     $45

 

Atascosa County

11. ATASCOSA COUNTY CENTENNIAL ASSOCIATION. Atascosa County Centennial 1856-1956. Atascosa County: Atascosa County Centennial Association, 1956. [110] pp, ads, illustrations. 4to, original yellow pictorial wrappers. Very fine.

    First edition. CBC 80. TC 38.     $35

 

12. PATTERSON, C.L. Atascosa County Texas by C.L. Patterson: A Progressive and Diversified Agricultural and Livestock Haven. [Pleasanton: The Pleasanton Express], 1938. 32 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers. Fine.

    First edition. CBC 92. TC 39.     $60

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13. TEXAS STATEWIDE RECORDS PROJECT. Index to Probate Cases of Texas, No. 7. Atascosa County, September 28, 1857-March 6, 1939. San Antonio: State-Wide Records Project, 1940. [4] pp., 26 folios, map. 4to, original blue printed wrappers. A few tiny stains to wraps, otherwise fine.

    First edition. CBC 85. TC 41.     $15

 

Austin County

14. CAT SPRING AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. Century of Agricultural Progress, 1856-1956: Minutes of the Cat Spring Agricultural Society. Cat Spring: Cat Spring Agricultural Society, 1956. [8] 455 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original beige pictorial cloth. Upper board slightly warped, edges foxed, otherwise very good.

    First edition. Cf. CBC 98. TC 47.     $60

 

15. CAT SPRING AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. The Cat Spring Story. Cat Spring: Cat Spring Agricultural Society, 1956. [10] 166 pp., 4 plates. 8vo, original beige pictorial cloth. Boards slightly warped, a few small spots to edges, correction in ink to one plate caption, otherwise fine.

    First edition. Cf. CBC 98. TC 47.     $45

 

16. CAT SPRING AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Cat Spring Agricultural Society, Oldest Agricultural Society in Texas, June 8, 9, and 10th, 1956, Cat Spring, Austin County, Texas. New Ulm: New Ulm Enterprise, n.d. [1956]. 56 pp., photographs, ads. 8vo, original cream printed wrappers. A little light soiling and a few tiny spots to wraps, otherwise fine.

    Not in CBC. TC 51.     $25

 

17. HOFF, Blanche. San Felipe de Austin: Capital of Austin’s Colony [wrapper title]. N.p.: Sons of the Republic of Texas, 1938. 15 [1, blank] pp., photographic portrait of James Monroe Hill. 8vo, original white printed self-wrappers, stapled. Light wear, soiling, and tiny area of insect damage to wraps, otherwise very good.

    First edition. CBC 102. 1938 James Monroe Hill Texas history essay award, Sons of the Republic of Texas.     $15

 

18. SCHMIDT, C.W. Footprints of Five Generations. New Ulm: New Ulm Enterprise, 1930. 76 pp., photographs. 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers. Light wear and a little browning to wraps, bottom edge spotted, a little light foxing to first and last leaves, otherwise very good.

    First edition. Not in CBC. TC 49. History of Austin County with biographies and good social history (“Pioneer Physicians of New Ulm,” “The School House,” “A Prairie Fire,” “Entertainment,” “Locating Bee Trees,” etc.). Though cotton, corn, and tobacco were the chief agricultural products, there is some history of stock raising.     $25

 

Bandera County

19. FRONTIER TIMES MUSEUM. Program for Dedication of Chisolm Hall in Frontier Times Museum on Saturday, May 28th, 1938. Bandera, 1938. [4] pp., photographic image. 8vo, single stiff cardboard sheet folded with silver gelatin print of Frontier Times Museum tipped on. Lightly smudged, creased where formally folded, else very good.     $15

 

20. GRAVES, Mrs. Howard. History of Bandera County Schools for Over a Century. Bandera: Bandera County Historical Survey Committee, 1973. [12] 114 [2] pp., photographs. 8vo, original brown printed wrappers. A little insect damage to spine, dark stains on upper wrap, light crease to upper wrap and first ca. 30 leaves. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper.

    First edition. TC 55.     $15

 

21. HUNTER, J[ohn] Marvin. A Brief History of Bandera County, Covering More Than Eighty Years of Intrepid History. Bandera: Frontier Times, 1936. [4] 95 [1] pp. 12mo, original grey printed wrappers. Wraps foxed and a bit worn, small stain to fore-edge (not affecting text), ink ownership inscription inside upper wrap, text browned, otherwise good.

    Not in CBC.     $30

 

22. HUNTER, J[ohn] Marvin. A Brief History of Bandera County, Covering One Hundred Years of Intrepid History. Baird: Baird Star, 1949. [4] 76 pp. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Fine. Signed by author on front free endpaper.

    Not in CBC. TC 53.     $40

 

23. HUNTER, J[ohn] Marvin. A Brief History of Bandera County, Covering One Hundred Years of Intrepid History. Baird: Baird Star, 1949. Another copy, not signed. Spine and lower margin of upper wrapper browned, otherwise fine.

    Not in CBC.     $30

 

24. HUNTER, J[ohn] Marvin. 100 Years in Bandera, 1853-1953...A Century of Intrepid History. N.p.: Published by the author, 1953. [30] 91 [3] pp., photographic illustrations, ads. Folio, original blue pictorial wrappers printed in black and red, stapled. A few small chips to margins of fragile wraps, text browned and a bit brittle due to poor quality paper stock, overall very good.

    First edition. CBC 140. TC 59.     $35

 

25. HUNTER, J[ohn] Marvin. Pioneer History of Bandera County: Seventy-five Years of Intrepid History. Bandera: Hunter’s Printing House, 1922. [3]-287 [5] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original red cloth. Covers moderately shelf-worn and soiled, spine dark, endpapers foxed, hinges cracked (but holding), water staining adjacent to upper hinge, a few fox marks to title page, some ink offsetting and smearing to text, overall good condition.

    First edition. Not in CBC. Howes H815. Rader 1987. TC 62.     $275

 

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