Texas County and Local History
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1451. GILLETT, James B. Six Years with the Texas Rangers. New Haven: Yale University Press; London: Humphrey Milford; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1925. xvi, 259 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, 10 plates. 8vo, original black cloth gilt. Binding lightly shelf-worn. Browning to endpapers and opposite plates, ink ownership inscription and abrasion to front free endpaper, overall very good. Printed bookplates of Edward R. Sargent and Carl Hertzog on front pastedown.
Second edition. BTB 76A: “Giles’ short narrative is one of the best memoirs of the famous 8th Texas Cavalry Regiment, better known as Terry’s Texas Rangers.” Graff 1553 (1921 ed.). Howes G177n. Rader 1591n. $55
1452. GILLILAND, Maude. Horsebackers of the Texas Brush Country: A Story of the Texas Rangers and Mexican Liquor Smugglers. N.p., 1968. 175 [1, blank] pp., illustrations (mostly photographic). 8vo, original blue cloth. Spine lightly browned, otherwise fine in d.j. Signed by author on front free endpaper.
First edition. $225
1453. GILLILAND, Maude. Rincon (Remote Dwelling Place): A Story of Life on a South Texas Ranch at the Turn of the Century. Brownsville: Springman-King Lithograph, 1964. xvi, 105  pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrations (mostly photographic). 8vo, original green cloth. Binding, edges, endpapers, and first and last few leaves foxed, otherwise very good in foxed and lightly worn d.j. Author’s signed inscription to Dudley R. Dobie, dated Jan. 30, 1965, on front free endpaper.
First edition. Guns 830. $200
1454. GILLILAND, Maude. Rincon (Remote Dwelling Place): A Story of Life on a South Texas Ranch at the Turn of the Century. Brownsville: Springman-King Lithograph, 1964. Another copy, not signed. Fine aside from a little foxing to endpapers, in d.j. (light wear, a little scattered foxing). $135
1455. GLASSCOCK, Lucille. A Texas Wildcatter: A Fascinating Saga of Oil. San Antonio: Naylor, 1952. ix [1, blank], 126 pp., frontispiece portrait, 8 plates. 8vo, original brown cloth. Near fine aside from a little foxing to top edge. frontispiece, plates, and adjacent pages, in good price-clipped d.j.
First edition. $30
1456. GLASSCOCK, Sallie. Dreams of an Empire: The Story of Stephen Fuller Austin and His Colony in Texas. San Antonio, Naylor, 1951. x, 213 [1, blank] pp., 12 plates. 8vo, original blue cloth. Slight shelf wear, edges foxed, front hinge starting, otherwise very good in d.j. (browned, light wear, 3 cm chip at head of spine, small tear in front panel). Signed by author on inserted “Texas Empire Edition” leaf.
First edition, first printing, “Texas Empire Edition.” $25
1457. GLAZENER, W.C. Food Habits of Wild Geese on the Gulf Coast of Texas [wrapper title]. N.p., 1946. Pp. 322-329, map. 8vo, original white printed self-wrappers, stapled. Fine.
From The Journal of Wildlife Management 10:4 (October, 1946). $10
1458. GOODWYN, Frank. Life on the King Ranch. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1951.  293 pp., frontispiece portrait, 14 double-page photographic plates by Toni Frissell, drawings by Bruce Marchin, endpaper maps. 8vo, original half yellow over brown cloth gilt, top edge dyed yellow. Edges foxed, a little foxing adjacent to plates, otherwise near fine in price-clipped d.j. (lightly worn, spine a bit sunned).
First edition. Herd 905. Not in CBC. $20
1459. GRACY, David B. II. Littlefield Lands: Colonization on the Texas Plains, 1912-1920. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1968. x,  161 [1, blank] pp., 16 plates, maps. 8vo, original green cloth gilt, top edge dyed red. Fine aside from a little scattered foxing to text, in very lightly worn d.j.
First edition. $25
1460. GRAHAM, Philip. The Life and Poems of Mirabeau B. Lamar. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1938. xiv, 332 pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original teal cloth gilt. Top edge foxed, endpapers browned, a little foxing to title page, otherwise very good in price-clipped d.j. (lightly worn, a few short tears).
Limited edition (#712 of 1,000 copies). $45
1461. GRAVES, John. From a Limestone Ledge: Some Essays and Other Ruminations about Country Life in Texas. New York: Knopf, 1980. xv [1, blank], 228  pp., frontispiece and full-page text illustrations by Glenn Wolff. 8vo, original half white linen gilt over white boards stamped in blind. Fine in d.j. (a few chips and small tears, lightly rubbed and soiled). Carl Hertzog’s copy, with his bookplate on front pastedown. Signed Christmas card from author and photocopy of Hertzog’s review of the book for The El Paso Times, March 8, 1981, laid in.
First edition. $35
1462. GRAVES, John. Goodbye to a River. New York: Knopf, 1960.  306 , map, illustrations by Russell Waterhouse. 8vo, original pink pictorial cloth. Light shelf wear, corners slightly bumped, tape stains to endpapers, otherwise good in torn, soiled, and tape-stained price-clipped d.j.
First edition. CBC 2477, 3658, 3693, 4113. Lowman 121. Typography and book design by Carl Hertzog. $25
1463. GRAVES, John. Goodbye to a River. Austin: [W. Thomas Taylor for] Book Club of Texas, 1989.  237  pp., folding map, photographic illustrations, decorative initials printed in brown. 4to, original half maroon cloth over marbled boards, printed paper spine label. Very fine. Signed by author at end of preface.
Limited edition (550 copies). $275
1464. GRAVES, John. Hard Scrabble: Observations on a Patch of Land. New York: Knopf, 1974.  xi [1, blank] 267  pp., maps. 8vo, original yellow cloth gilt, top edge dyed green. Fine in d.j. (wear to edges). Bookplate of Carl Hertzog on front pastedown.
First edition. $20
1465. GRAVES, John. Texas Heartland: A Hill Country Year. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1975. 40  64 color photographic plates and frontispiece by Jim Bones, Jr. 4to, original brown cloth gilt. Gift inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise fine in d.j. (price-clipped, small tear, small area of insect damage). Author’s signed inscription and illustrator’s signature on half-title. $35
1466. GRAVIS, Rev. Peter W. Twenty-five Years on the Outside Row of the Northwest Texas Annual Conference...with an Introduction and Notes by T.R. Havens, Professor Emeritus of History, Howard Payne College, and James M. Day, Director of State Archives, Texas State Library. Brownwood: Cross Timbers Press, 1966. xiii  67  69-145 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, facsimiles. 8vo, original green cloth. Fine in d.j. (lightly rubbed, spine sunned with tiny area of insect damage.). Signed by James M. Day on title page.
Limited edition (1,000 copies). Facsimile reprint of 1892 edition of author’s autobiography with introduction and substantial notes by Havens and Day. $40
1467. GRAY, Frank S. Pioneer Adventures. Cherokee, 1948. 384 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original maroon cloth. Top edge foxed, endpapers browned, text lightly age-toned, otherwise very good in price-clipped d.j. (lightly worn, one tiny tear). Signed by author on front free endpaper.
First edition. Herd 919. Not in CBC. $165
1468. GREEN, Paul. Texas: A Musical Romance of Panhandle History. N.p., 1970.  pp., illustrations (mostly photographic), ads. Folio, original yellow pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine aside from light wear to wraps, 2-page program sheet (creased) laid in. $15
1469. GREENE, A.C. A Personal Country. New York: Knopf, 1969.  328  pp., illustrations by Ancel Nunn. 8vo, original beige pictorial linen, top edge dyed red. Light foxing to edges and endpapers, otherwise near fine in very lightly worn d.j. Signed by author on front free endpaper.
First edition. $15
1470. GREENE, A.C. A Personal Country. New York: Knopf, 1969. Another copy, not signed. Fine aside from small spot to top edge, in lightly worn d.j. Carl Hertzog’s bookplate on front pastedown. $10
1471. GREENE, A.C. The Highland Park Woman. Bryan: Shearer Publishing, 1983.  195 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original white linen. Top edge lightly foxed, otherwise near fine in d.j. (lightly soiled, upper panel sunned)
First edition. $10
1472. Gulf Coast Magazine III:1 (1907). Corpus Christi: Wm. Doherty, 1907. 107  pp., illustrations, ads. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Tail of spine and bottom edge and corner of first few leaves chewed (not affecting text), wraps browned and edge-worn, stapled rusted, slight insect damage to final page. $50
1473. GUNTER, Pete. The Big Thicket: A Challenge for Conservation. Austin & New York: Jenkins; Riverside, Connecticut: Chatham Press, 1971 [copyright 1972 on title page verso]. xvii  172 pp, numerous photographic illustrations by Roy Hamric, some full- and double-page. 4to, half green over olive cloth gilt. Fine in lightly worn d.j. Lengthy gift inscription from Senator Ralph Yarborough to Dudley R. Dobie, dated August 16, 1972, on half-title.
First edition. $25
1474. HAAS, Oscar. A Chronological History of the Singers of German Songs in Texas. New Braunfels: Published by the author, 1948. 73 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original cream and gold textured wrappers printed in red and black, stapled. Fine aside from browning to text. Signed by author on half-title.
First edition. Not in CBC. $35
1475. HADLOCK, Adah. My Life in the Southwest.... El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1969. xviii,  113 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, 12 plates. 8vo, original violet pictorial cloth. Very fine in d.j. (small chip and a few stains to lower panel). Signed by author and Carl Hertzog on half-title.
First edition. Lowman 239. $30
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