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1351.    CARTER, William T., Jr. & George N. Coffey. Reconnoissance Soil Survey of the Panhandle Region of Texas. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1911. 59 pp., large folding map printed in color, sketch map, 6 plates. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Wraps browned and soiled, water stain to lower wrap, last two plates stuck together, folding map browned.

    First edition. Cf. CBC 78, plus many additional entries.     $35

 

1352.    CASEY, Robert J. The Texas Border and Some Borderliners: A Chronicle and a Guide. Indianapolis & New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1950. 440 pp., frontispiece, 20 plates, endpaper maps, 33 p. stapled guide tucked into rear pocket. 8vo, original brown cloth gilt. Spine sunned, light shelf wear, gilt dull, front hinge cracked (but holding), overall very good. Signed by author on “Lone Star Edition” leaf.

    First edition, “Lone Star Edition.” Guns 392.     $25

 

1353.    CHABOT, Frederick C. (ed.). Texas Letters. San Antonio: Yanaguana Society, 1940. 188 pp., illustrations, facsimiles. 8vo, original maroon cloth. Spine a bit light, slight shelf wear, light offsetting from facsimiles, a few pages dog-eared, otherwise very good.

    First edition. BTB 222:V. Yanaguana Society Publications vol. 5.    $135

 

1354.    CHEESEMAN, Bruce S. Perfectly Exhausted with Pleasure: The 1881 King-Kenedy Excursion Train to Laredo.... Austin: W. Thomas Taylor for Book Club of Texas, 1992. 41 [3] pp., frontispiece and 10 plates printed by David Holman at Wind River Press (included in pagination). Oblong 8vo, original brown cloth gilt. Very fine.

    First edition, limited edition (450 copies).     $65

 

1355.    CISNEROS, José. Faces of the Borderlands: Twenty-one Drawings...with Text by the Artist. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1977. [52] pp., full-page illustrations (one in color). 8vo, original tan and red pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine. Signed by Cisneros on p. [3]. Carl Hertzog’s bookplate inside upper wrap.

    First edition.     $65

Item 1355
Item 1355

1356.    CISNEROS, José. Riders of the Border: A Selection of Thirty Drawings...with Text by the Artist. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1971. 64 pp., full-page illustrations by Cisneros with descriptive text on facing pages. 8vo, original orange printed wrappers, stapled. Fine.

    First edition. Southwestern Studies Monograph No. 30.     $15

Item 1356
Item 1356

1357.    CLARK, Amasa Gleason. Reminiscences of a Centenarian as Told by Amasa Gleason Clark, Veteran of the Mexican War, To Cora Tope Clark. San Antonio: Naylor, 1972. xiii [1, blank] 84 pp., 12 plates. 8vo, original salmon pictorial cloth. Fine in lightly worn d.j. Signed by Mrs. Charles L. (Bessie Clark) Schmidtke, daughter of Amasa Clark, April 7, 1972, on front free endpaper.

    Reprint (originally published Bandera, 1930).     $25

 

1358.    CLARKE, Mary Whatley. David G. Burnet. New York & Austin: Pemberton Press, 1969. 303 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, folding map, illustrations. 8vo, original red and grey cloth. Slight shelf wear to bottom edge of binding, a few scattered fox-marks to edges, otherwise fine in rubbed d.j. with a few short tears.

    First edition.     $45

 

1359.    The Coming Country 3:8 (September, 1906). St Louis, 1906. 32 pp., photographic illustrations, ads, map inside lower wrapper. Small 4to, original white pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fragile wraps worn and browned, splitting at spine, light vertical crease through entire issue, text lightly age-toned, overall very good. Publisher’s order form laid in.

    Agricultural magazine with several articles on Texas.     $40

 

1360.    Community Progress: Crockett, Huntsville, Conroe, Trinity, Texas [wrapper title]. N.p., 1946. 56 pp., photographic illustrations. Small 4to, original white pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps browned and slightly worn, small tear to blank margin of pp. 23-34, overall very good.

    Booklet promoting several Texas cities.     $25

 

1361.    CONLEY, James K. Memorabilia: An Album of Early West Texas. Abilene: Reporter Publishing, 1971. [80] pp., many photographic illustrations. Oblong 4to, original cream wrappers printed in brown and black, stapled. Fine aside from slight foxing to wraps. Signed by author on title page.

    First edition.     $35

 

1362.    CONLEY, James K. Memorabilia: An Album of Early West Texas. Abilene: Reporter Publishing, 1971. Another copy, not signed. Fine.     $30

 

1363.    CONNOR, Seymour V. The Evolution of County Government in the Republic of Texas [caption title]. N.p., 1951. 163-200 pp., maps. 8vo, original green printed wrappers, stapled. Staples rusting, light wear and a few faint stains to wraps, otherwise very good. Signed by author on upper wrap.

    Cf. CBC 4950. From The Southwestern Historical Quarterly LV:2 (October, 1951).     $15

 

1364.    CONNOR, Seymour V. The Peters Colony of Texas: A History and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1959. [16] 473 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, maps, endpaper maps. 8vo, original grey cloth. Very fine in lightly browned d.j. with one short tear.

    First edition. CBC 68, plus many additional entries. BTB 32: “Best study of one of the largest land grants in Texas history, totaling 16,000 square miles of North Texas, an area now including some 26 counties and one-fourth of the Texas population.”  $150

 

1365.    COOMBES, Z.E. The Diary of a Frontiersman, 1858-1859. Newcastle, 1962. [4] iv 84 pp. 8vo, original white printed wrappers. Wraps browned and lightly worn, with one small stain, notes in red and black pencil to margins of text, otherwise very good. Signed by editor Barbara Neal Ledbetter on title page.

    First edition.     $65

 

1366.    CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER TIMES (publisher). 100 Years of Ranching: King Ranch. Corpus Christi, 1953. 143 [1] pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original tan pictorial cloth. Tape stains to endpapers, title page, and last leaf of text, otherwise good.

    First edition. CBC 3529.     $25

 

1367.    CORY, V.L. Catalogue of the Flora of Texas [wrapper title]. [College Station]: Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, 1937. 130 pp., map (upper wrap included in pagination). 8vo, original printed wrappers, stapled. Wraps detached, heavily worn and torn with tape repairs, browned, and foxed, interior with a few small dog-ears and light age toning.

    First edition. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin no. 550.     $15

 

1368.    COTTLE, H.J. Studies in the Vegetation of Southwestern Texas [caption title]. N.p., 1931. 105-155 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations, charts. 8vo, original plain white wrappers, stapled. Light wear, soiling, and spotting to wraps, one corner lightly bumped, overall very good.

    From Ecology XII:1 (January, 1931).    $15

 

1369.    COX, Mike. Red Rooster Country: A Ragtag Collection of Stories About a Hunk of the Lone Star State Bigger Than Ohio. Hereford: Pioneer Book Publishers, 1970. xii, 114 pp., illustrations (mostly photographic). 4to, original mustard pictorial cloth. Light shelf wear, a few pages near end opened carelessly, otherwise very good.

    First edition. TC 2027. TLH, p. 90.     $15

 

1370.    CRAVENS, John Nathan. James Harper Starr: Financier of the Republic of Texas. Austin: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1950. xiv, 194 [1, illustration] [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, 5 plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original brown cloth gilt, top edge dyed orange. Gilt dull, endpapers browned, a little foxing opposite plates, otherwise very good in lightly rubbed and soiled d.j.

    First edition.     $20

 

1371.    CROCKER, Leah. Rachel Sprouls Story. San Antonio: Fotolith Corp., 1952. [2] 50 pp., 2 tiny maps, illustrations (mostly photographic). 8vo, original white pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine. Signed by author on title page.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $95

 

1372.    CROSS, F.M. A Short Sketch-History from Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in Central Texas. N.p., 1910. 118 pp., frontispiece portrait. 12mo, original orange printed lizard-textured wrappers with orange cloth back strip. Wraps worn, scratched, and soiled, frontispiece lightly foxed and with stain to blank margin, one corner of last 25 or so pages creased, overall good.

    Third edition. CBC 231, 697, 1091, 1140, 2162, 2919, 3319 (all referring to Brownwood, 1912 edition).     $175

 

1373.    CROWDER, Eleanor McElheny. Nursing in Texas: A Pictorial History. Waco: Texian Press, 1980. ix [1, blank], 184 pp., many photographic illustrations. Small 4to, original blue cloth gilt. Fine in d.j. with 4.5 cm tear to upper panel.     $15

 

1374.    CUNNINGHAM, Eugene. Famous in the West. El Paso: Hicks-Hayward Co., 1926. [6] 23 [1] pp., illustrations. 8vo, original cream pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps and text browned, otherwise fine.

    First edition. Guns 529: “Exceedingly rare.” Rader 999.     $400

 

1375.    DALE, Edward Everett. The Cross Timbers: Memories of a North Texas Boyhood. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1966. [12] 186 pp., two-page illustrated title and text illustrations by John Biggers. 8vo, original orange cloth gilt, top edge dyed pink. Fine in lightly worn d.j.

    First edition. TC 1944.     $25

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