Texas County and Local History
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1401. DUN & BRADSTREET. The Mercantile Agency Reference Book (and Key), with a List of Banks and Bankers, State Collection Laws, Maps, etc. July, 1933. New York, 1933.  796  pp., folding map. 12mo, original limp dark green cloth. Binding moderately worn, text browned, ink stains to edges, notes in ink throughout, overall good condition.
Dun & Bradstreet state reference book for Texas. $65
1402. DUN & BRADSTREET. Reference Book, January—1948.... New York, 1948.  1077 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original black limp cloth gilt, edges dyed red. Binding shelf-worn, gilt dull, front endpaper foxed, text browned, lower hinge cracked, folding map torn and mostly absent.
Dun & Bradstreet state reference book for Texas. $50
1403. DUNN, William Edward. Spanish and French Rivalry in the Gulf Region of the United States, 1678-1702: The Beginnings of Texas and Pensacola. Austin: University of Texas, 1917. 238 pp., folding map. 8vo, original white printed wrappers. Spine mostly perished, wraps browned, chipped, and fragile, upper wrap nearly detached, small stains to lower wrap and upper margin of last 15 pages.
First edition. Rader 103: “Published also as thesis (PhD)—Columbia University, 1917.” Not in CBC. University of Texas Bulletin No. 1705 (January 20, 1917). $60
1404. DUNN, William Edward. The Spanish Search for La Salle’s Colony on the Bay of Espiritu Santo, 1685-1689 [wrapper title]. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1916. -369 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Fine aside from tiny stain on upper wrap and small chip to lower wrap, unopened.
From The Southwestern Historical Quarterly XIX:4 (April, 1916). $35
1405. DURHAM, George. Taming the Nueces Strip: The Story of McNelly’s Rangers...as Told to Clyde Wantland. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1962. xx, 178 pp., map, illustrations. 8vo, original brown cloth gilt, top edge dyed brown. Bottom corners slightly bumped, otherwise fine in lightly worn, price-clipped d.j. with a little browning and foxing to flaps.
First edition. BTB 49: “This is one of the few accounts of the McNelly Rangers, told by a member of the force.” Guns 652. TC 2004. Foreword by Walter Prescott Webb. $35
1406. EAST TEXAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. A Book of Facts: Martial Law in East Texas: What it Has Meant to the State and the Nation. Longview, 1932. 61  pp. 8vo, original tan wrappers printed in green, stapled. Wraps lightly worn and darkened with a few small spots, corners lightly bumped, otherwise very good.
First edition. $40
1407. EAST TEXAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. East Texas Vacation Guide...8th Annual Edition [wrapper title]. [Longview, 1971]. 55  pp., map, photographic illustrations, ads. 4to, original pictorial self-wrappers printed in color. Fine, publisher’s announcement laid in. $10
1408. EBY, Frederick. The Development of Education in Texas. New York: Macmillan, 1925. xiv,  354 pp. 8vo, original brown cloth gilt. Binding shelf-worn with boards exposed at tips and a little insect damage, ink stamp and ownership inscriptions on front endpapers, notes in ink and pencil throughout, overall good condition.
First edition. BTB 52: “This is still the best history of education in Texas.” $80
1409. EDWARDS, E.J., Jr. The Supreme Glory of Grand Old Texas: A Complete, Original, and Authoritative Chronicle of the Forgotten History and Historic Sites of Texas and Published in July, 1940, After Several Years of Extensive Travel and Research, This Being a Memorial to Each and Every Individual that has Had a Part in Making Grand Old Texas a Place of Supreme Glory. San Antonio, 1940. 88 pp., illustrations (mostly photographic). 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers. Head of spine lightly bumped, a few fox-marks to title page, otherwise near fine. Author’s signed inscription to J. Frank Dobie inside upper wrap.
First edition. $50
1410. EL PASO PUBLIC LIBRARY. A List of Books on the Southwest [wrapper title]. El Paso, n.d. 12 pp. 12mo, original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers scuffed, creased where formally folded, light foxing to text, else good. $10
1411. ELKINS, John M. Indian Fighting on the Texas Frontier...Written for Captain Elkins by Frank W. McCarty. Amarillo: Russell & Cockrell, 1929. 96 pp., 4 plates. 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers. Edges of fragile wraps worn, a few scattered fox-marks to plates and adjacent pages, note in ink on p. 52, otherwise very good.
First edition. Rader 1292. $135
1412. ELLIOTT, Claude (comp. & ed.). Theses on Texas History: A Check-list of Theses and Dissertations in Texas History Produced in the Departments of History of Eighteen Texas Graduate Schools and Thirty-three Graduate Schools Outside of Texas. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1955. xi [1, blank], 280 pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original olive cloth, top edge dyed red. Fine in publisher’s salmon board slipcase with printed cover and spine labels (light shelf wear, spine label browned with one corner peeling).
First edition. CBC 4960. $30
1413. EMERY, Emma Wilson. Aunt Puss & Others. Austin: Encino Press, 1969. viii,  101  pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth gilt. Extremities of binding sunned, top edge foxed, otherwise near fine in d.j. (light wear to edges, spine slightly sunned).
First edition. TC 1958. Texas Folklore Society Paisano Books, number 3. Book design by William Wittliff. $15
1414. EMMETT, Chris. Shanghai Pierce: A Fair Likeness. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1953. xiii [1, blank], 326  pp., maps, 8 plates, 2-page illustrated title and text illustrations by Nick Eggenhofer. 8vo, original brown cloth, top edge dyed yellow. Near fine aside from light shelf wear, in water-stained and lightly rubbed d.j. with a few scratches and small tears. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Carl Hertzog’s bookplate on front pastedown.
First edition. BTB 56: “This is one of the best biographies of a Texas cattleman.” Guns 678. Herd 764. $85
1415. EMMETT, Chris. Texas As It Was Then: A Conspectus of the Adventures of Cabeza de Vaca and La Salle in Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1935. viii,  54 pp., frontispiece. 8vo, original maroon printed wrappers. Wraps pulling away from text block, text browned due to poor-quality paper stock, a few pencil notes, overall very good. $25
1416. EPISCOPAL CHURCH. The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of West Texas. N.p.: Gulf Printing, n.d. 53 [1, colophon] pp., illustrations (many photographic). 4to, original black printed wrappers, spiral bound. Light wear and a little soiling to wraps, edges foxed, otherwise very good. Mimeographed sermon, photocopied broadside, and ALs from Rev. Carlton E. Permenter dated December 31, 1964 laid in. $20
1417. ERATH, George Bernard. Memoirs of Major George Bernard Erath, Dictated to and Arranged by Lucy A. Erath. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1923.  105 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original brown cloth gilt. Spine warped in vicinity of text block staples, endpapers browned, otherwise near fine.
First separate edition. BTB 58: “Erath’s memoirs provide one of the most important sources on the Texas Revolution and on pioneer days in the 1830s and 1840s.” Reprinted from The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, XXVI, pp. 207-233, 255-280; XXVII, pp. 27-51, 140-163. $75
1418. ERATH, George Bernard. Memoirs of Major George Bernard Erath.... Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1923. Another copy, wrappers issue. 8vo, original white printed wrappers. Fine aside from light wear and a few tiny chips to spine. $85
1419. ERATH, George Bernard. The Memoirs of Major George B. Erath, 1813-1891, as Dictated to Lucy A. Erath. Waco: Heritage Society of Waco, 1956. viii,  105 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original red pictorial cloth. Spine light, slight shelf wear, otherwise near fine.
Second edition. BTB 56A. Facsimile reprint of 1923 first edition, with additional foreword and illustrations. $75
1420. ERICKSON, John R. Through Time and the Valley. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1995. xxiv,  230 pp., maps, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original orange cloth. As new in d.j.
Later edition (first edition 1978). $5
1421. ERSKINE, Michael. The Diary of Michael Erskine, Describing His Cattle Drive from Texas to California, together with Correspondence from the Gold Fields, 1854-1859. Midland: Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library, 1979. 173 [1, colophon] pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrations (some in color). Small 4to, original beige pictorial linen. Fine. Carl Hertzog’s bookplate on front pastedown.
First edition, limited edition (975 copies). Edited and with an introduction by J. Evetts Haley. Designed by William R. Holman, printed letterpress by David Homan. $65
1422. EVANS, Joe M. A Corral Full of Stories.... El Paso: McMath, 1939. x, 66 pp., frontispiece, illustrations. 8vo, original pink stiff pictorial wrappers. Light wear to edges of wraps, otherwise near fine in pictorial d.j. (light wear to edges, a few fox-marks, price crossed off in pencil).
First edition. Herd 774. $20
1423. FEATHERSTON, Edward Baxter. A Pioneer Speaks. Dallas: Cecil Baugh, 1940. xvii [1, blank], 239 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, 20 plates, text illustrations. 8vo, original orange pictorial cloth. Binding rubbed, corners bumped, partially effaced price in ink on upper cover, light insect damage to edges, rear endpapers with abrasions and adhesive residue, d.j. panel affixed to recto of frontispiece, overall good condition. Inscription in front free endpaper: “Donated by C H Featherston the Pioneer’s Son.”
First edition. CBC 2534, 4150. Herd 796. $40
1424. FELPS, Jettie. Is This the Solid South? Burnet, n.d.  24 pp., title page portrait of author. 16mo, original brown printed wrappers, stapled. Fine, with a few corrections in pencil to text. Signed by author on title page. $75
1425. FENLEY, Florence. Oldtimers of Southwest Texas. Uvalde: Hornsby Press, 1957. 318  pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original red pictorial cloth. Tiny spot to top edge, otherwise fine in d.j. (sunned, a few tiny holes and slight insect damage). Author’s signed inscription, “Best wishes from the author,” dated March 23, 1960 on front free endpaper.
First edition. Not in CBC. $175
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