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151. MEYERS, L.F. San Antonio at a Glance. San Antonio: L.F. Meyers, 1895. [2] 32 [2] pp., photographic illustrations. Oblong 12mo, original blue pictorial boards gilt. Boards rubbed and a bit soiled, endpapers browned, text block detached, poor to fair condition only. Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper.

    Not in CBC. Small promotional guide to San Antonio published by L.F. Meyers’ Mexican Art and Curiosity Store.     $35

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152. MOFFITT, Virginia May. Remember the Alamo! N.p, 1935. [2] 18 pp., text illustrations. 8vo, original orange pictorial wrappers. Very light wear and soiling to wraps, light uniform age toning to text, otherwise fine. Ink stamp of Alamo Book Shop on title page.

    First edition. CBC 402.     $20

 

153. MOFFITT, Virginia May. Remember the Alamo! Dallas: Banks Upshaw, 1953. [2] 21 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original pictorial cream wrappers, stapled. Light wear and browning to wraps, staples a bit rusty, otherwise near fine.

    Later reprint.     $10

 

154. MOONEY AND MORRISON (compilers). Mooney and Morrison’s General Directory of the City of San Antonio for 1877-78.... San Antonio: Naylor for Albert Steves, 1931. [2] 63 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original bluish grey printed wrappers. Margins of wrappers browned, otherwise fine.

    Reprint edition. CBC 403.     $30

 

155. MYERS, John Myers. The Alamo. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1948. 240 pp., maps. 8vo, original black and turquoise cloth gilt lettered and decorated. Fore-edge and endpapers foxed, otherwise fine in good d.j. (spine sunned, foxed). Signed by author on front flyleaf.

    First edition, special Texas edition. Not in CBC. TC 123 (referring to 1973 Bison Book printing).     $30

 

156. NEWCOMB, Pearson. The Alamo City. San Antonio: Pearson Newcomb, 1926. [6] 154 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original blue cloth gilt. Binding lightly rubbed, occasional corrections to text in margins, otherwise very good, fragments of tattered d.j. and news clipping laid in. Signed by author on front flyleaf.

    First edition. CBC 408. TC 125.     $25

 

157. NEWCOMB, Pearson. The Alamo City. San Antonio: Pearson Newcomb, 1926. Another copy, unsigned. Binding shelf-worn and a bit soiled, water stain to top edge of text block (not affecting text), otherwise good.

    $10

 

158. NEWCOMER, H.R. & Dr. Roy C. Bates. Gardening in San Antonio and South Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1953. xi [1, blank] 131 [1, blank] pp., 12 plates. 8vo, original green linen-patterned cloth. Binding lightly browned, edges foxed, pages adjacent to plates browned, otherwise very good in d.j. with water-stained and sunned spine.     $20

 

159. NIXON, Pat Ireland. A Century of Medicine in San Antonio: The Story of Medicine in Bexar County, Texas. San Antonio: Published by the author, 1936. xvi [2] 405 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, 27 plates. 8vo, original half white cloth over tan boards gilt. Top edge of binding a bit faded, edges foxed, light foxing adjacent to frontispiece and plates, otherwise fine in tattered glassine d.j.

    First edition, limited edition (#60 of 100 copies, signed by author). CBC 412. TC 131.     $75

 

160. NIXON, Pat Ireland. A Century of Medicine in San Antonio: The Story of Medicine in Bexar County, Texas. San Antonio: Published by the author, 1936. xvi [2] 405 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, 27 plates. 8vo, original red cloth with printed paper labels on front cover and spine. Near fine in torn and water stained glassine dust wrapper.

    First edition. CBC 412. TC 131 (referring to limited edition).     $45

 

161. NONA, Francis. The Fall of the Alamo: An Historical Drama in Four Acts, Concluded by an Epilogue Entitled the Battle of San Jacinto. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1879. [2] vi, 257 [1, blank] pp., printed music. 16mo, original brown gilt pictorial cloth with beveled edges. Water stain to upper right corner of binding and text, light insect damage to binding and fore edges, hinges cracked (but holding), fair copy only.

    First edition.  Agatha, p. 126.  Schoelwer, Alamo Images, pp. 201-2.  Songs include “Hymn of Texan Liberty,” “Col. Crockett’s Song,”  “Hymn of the Lone Star Flag,” “The Anthem of the Alamo,” and “Mexican Battle March.”  $50

 

162. NONA, Francis. Patriotic Texan Hymns from the Fall of the Alamo [wrapper title]. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1879. 23 pp., printed music. 12mo, original grey printed wrappers. Fragile wraps browned and lightly worn, including 3.5 cm split at head of spine, text browned, otherwise near fine.

    First edition.  Schoelwer, Alamo Images, p. 202.  This pamphlet with music and lyrics was published in conjunction with Nona’s play, The Fall of the Alamo, An Historical Drama in Four Acts.... (see previous item).     $35

 

163. PARISOT, P[ierre] F. and C.J. Smith. History of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio: Carrico & Bowen, 1897. [9] 214 [2] pp., frontispiece, text illustrations, ads. 8vo, original maroon cloth gilt with stamped decoration. Poor copy with heavy rodent damage to spine and text water stained, hinges cracked with old tape repairs, pp. 11-12 with repaired tear.

    First edition. CBC 416. Howes P66.     $15

 

164. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. BRACK, Asa A. (photographer). Album containing 42 gelatin silver prints. Subjects are primarily San Antonio architecture and landmarks. Photographs are either mounted on album leaves, or inserted loosely at end of album. Most prints approximately 19 x 24 cm, most labeled in manuscript on album leaves or print versos. Oblong 4to, brown leather with blind-embossed decoration. Binding heavily rubbed, photographs mostly in good condition, with many exhibiting yellowing and/or silver mirroring, and a few chipped and/or exhibiting edge wear. Print has been removed from album leaf labeled “Alamo.”

    Subjects include San Antonio missions, public architecture, streets, businesses, and parks.     $350

 

165. PIONEER FLOUR MILLS. 100th Anniversary Pioneer Flour Mills, San Antonio, Texas 1851-1951: A Scrapbook of Pictures and Events in San Antonio during the Last 100 Years. San Antonio: Naylor, [1951]. [6] 90 [4] pp., frontispiece portrait, profusely illustrated. Small 4to, original grey cloth. Fine in browned d.j. with a few small tears. Presentation copy to Dudley R. Dobie, dated 2-16-51.

    First edition. CBC 414. TC 169.     $30

 

166. PIONEER FLOUR MILLS. 100th Anniversary Pioneer Flour Mills, San Antonio, Texas 1851-1951: A Scrapbook of Pictures and Events in San Antonio during the Last 100 Years. San Antonio: Naylor, n.d. [1951]. Another copy. Top edge of binding and text block edges foxed, else fine in browned d.j. with a few chips and one ca. one-inch tear. “To the City Library” written in ink on front free endpaper.     $20

 

167. RAMSDELL, Charles. San Antonio: A Historical and Pictorial Guide. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1959. xii, 308 pp., frontispiece (included in pagination), maps, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original orange cloth gilt. Light foxing to edges, endpapers browned, otherwise fine in water-stained and lightly rubbed d.j.

    First edition. CBC 427: “An excellent guide.” Guns 1795: “Has some mention of the killing of Ben Thompson and King Fisher.” TC 185. TLH, p. 5 (referring to 1976 revised edition). Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps.     $10

 

168. RAMSDELL, Charles. San Antonio: A Historical and Pictorial Guide. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1968. s1-s32, xii, 308 pp., frontispiece (included in pagination), maps, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers. Spine water stained, otherwise very good.

    HemisFair edition: reprint of 1959 first edition, including a 32-page supplementary section introducing HemisFair ‘68 and updating some information from the original guide. Handbook of Texas Online: HemisFair ‘68: “HemisFair ‘68, held in San Antonio from April 6 through October 6, 1968, was the first officially designated international exposition in the Southwestern United States.” $10

 

169. RAY, Frederic. The Story of the Alamo: An Illustrated History of the Siege and Fall of the Alamo. N.p.: Frederic Ray, 1955. [32] pp., full-page illustrations and bird’s eye view by author. Squarish 8vo, original white pictorial wrappers printed in red, green, and black, stapled. A bit of foxing and light wear to wraps and a few faint fox marks to pages adjacent to wraps, otherwise very good.

    Not in CBC. TC 208. 1950s comic book depiction of the siege of the Alamo with dynamic, violent illustrations. Frederic Ray (1920-2001) was the primary cover artist for Superman during the 1940s.     $10

 

170. READ, Opie. In the Alamo. Chicago & New York: Rand, McNally, 1900. [2] 367 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece. 8vo, original green cloth with color pictorial label on upper cover. Mild to moderate shelf wear and soiling to binding, spine dark with two small spots of insect damage, small water stain to top edge of text block (not affecting text), edges and endpapers foxed, otherwise good.     $5

 

171. READ, Opie. In the Alamo. Chicago & New York: Rand, McNally, 1900. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original green pictorial cloth. Mild to moderate shelf wear and soiling to binding, spine water stained, edges and endpapers foxed, hinges cracked, occasional marginal browning and fox marks to text, pp. 121-122 dog-eared, else good.     $5

 

172. RYDER-TAYLOR, Henry & Charles H. Stanford. History of the Alamo and of the Local Franciscan Missions. San Antonio: Nic Tengg, [1908]. 96, xii pp., frontispiece, 7 plates. 12mo, original maroon embossed pictorial wraps. Fragile wraps worn, especially at extremities of spine, endpapers foxed, offsetting from plates, notes to text in pencil, otherwise good.

    CBC 437, giving date of 1908. Penciled note on lower flyleaf, apparently in Dudley R. Dobie’s handwriting: “Evidently a First Edition.”    $25

 

173. RYDER-TAYLOR, Henry & Charles H. Stanford. History of the Alamo and of the Local Franciscan Missions. San Antonio: Nic Tengg, n.d. (early 1900s). 91 [1, blank] pp., tipped-on color frontispiece, 7 plates. 12mo, original tan pictorial embossed wrappers. Light wear and a few spots to fragile wraps, flyleaves absent, foxing on and adjacent to plates, notes in pencil to text, otherwise good.

    Third edition. Penciled note on lower flyleaf, apparently in Dudley R. Dobie’s handwriting: “3rd. Edition-91 pages.”    $20

 

174. RYDER-TAYLOR, Henry & Charles H. Stanford. History of the Alamo and of the Local Franciscan Missions. San Antonio: Nic Tengg, n.d. (early 1900s). 98 pp., tipped-on color frontispiece, 7 plates. 12mo, original tan pictorial embossed wrappers. Light wear to fragile wraps, one small corner torn off, ownership inscription in ink on upper wrap, first two leaves dog-eared, foxing adjacent to plates, notes in ink and pencil to text, overall good condition.

    Third edition. Penciled note on lower flyleaf, apparently in Dudley R. Dobie’s handwriting: “3rd Ed.-Enlarged-98 pp.”   $20

 

175. [SAN ANTONIO]. History and Guide of San Antonio, Tex. [wrapper title]. N.p., [1894]. 95 [1] PP., text illustrations. 12mo, original olive printed wrappers. Fragile wraps mostly split at spine and with one small tear, first blank leaf dog-eared, final two leaves chipped, overall good condition.

    Not in CBC.     $100

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