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1551.    LEA, Tom. The King Ranch. Boston & Toronto: Little, Brown, 1957. [14] 467 [3] + [14] 469-838 [4] pp., maps and illustrations by author (some in color). 2 vols., square 8vo, original half beige over maroon cloth. Very fine in publisher’s black board slipcase with printed paper labels.

    First edition. BTB 121: “...the best account of the most famous ranch in the world.” CBC 2785, plus additional entries. Herd 1318. Lowman 99.     $125

Item 1551
Item 1551

1552.    LEAKEY, John. Grandad and I: The Story of a Grand Old Man and Other Pioneers in Texas and the Dakotas, as Told by John Leakey to Florence Fenley. Leakey: Published by the author, 1951. 179 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original beige cloth. Fine, in lightly worn and soiled d.j. (small chip to upper panel). Signed by the author below his portrait on p. [4].

    First printing.     $125

 

1553.    LEFTWICH, Bill. “Thats [sic] My Ruling”: Judge Roy Bean, Law West of the Pecos. N.p.: Pecos Press, 1959. [24] pp., illustrations. 8vo, original beige pictorial wrappers, staples. Staples rusted, a very few scattered fox-marks to wraps, else fine.

    First edition.     $10

 

1554.    LEHMANN, Valgene W. Habitat Improvements for Quail: Tested Methods for Raising Quail in their Native Territories by Providing Suitable Food and Cover [wrapper title]. Austin: Texas Game, Fish, & Oyster Commission, 1941. 12 pp. 8vo, original printed white self-wrappers, stapled. Light wear to spine, lower wrap stained, a few small stains to interior, overall good.

    Bulletin no. 17, October 1939, Revised February, 1941.     $10

 

1555.    LEWIS, Tracy Hammond. Along the Rio Grande. New York: Lewis Publishing, 1916. [10] 215 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece and 10 plates by Oscar Frederick Howard. 12mo, original green pictorial cloth gilt. Slight shelf wear, small stain to bottom edge (not affecting text), endpapers browned, tiny split in upper hinge, text block cracked (but holding), overall very good.

    First edition. Guns 1330: “Scarce.”   $40

 

1556.    LEWIS PUBLISHING COMPANY. A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas, Illustrated. Chicago, New York & Los Angeles: Lewis, 1907. [2] x [2, blank] 504 + [2] iv [2, blank] 538 pp., map, 125 photographic plates. 2 vols., small 4to, three-quarter brown leather over black cloth, spine gilt-lettered, edges and endpapers marbled, t.e.g. Light shelf wear, hinges of both volumes cracked (but holding), overall very good.

    First edition. Herd 2280: “Scarce.” TC 2015. Not in CBC.     $750

Item 1556
Item 1556

1557.    LINDHEIM, Milton. The Republic on the Rio Grande. Waco: W.M. Morrison, 1964. [4] 17 [1, blank] pp., portrait. 8vo, original purple pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine.

    Limited edition (200 copies, 175 regular [including this copy] and 25 deluxe).  $85

 

1558.    LINGLE, Robert T. & D Linford. The Pecos River Commission of New Mexico and Texas: A Report on a Decade of Progress, 1950-1960. Carlsbad: Pecos River Commission, 1961. xvi, 284 pp., frontispiece portrait, maps, 29 plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original navy blue cloth gilt. Edges and endpapers foxed, otherwise near fine in d.j. (spine sunned, foxing to lower panel), printed card, “With the Compliments of the Pecos River Commission” laid in.

    First edition. Guns 1339: “Has some information on Pat Garrett, not as a gunman but as a builder of irrigation ditches, as well as material on John Chisum.”   $65

 

1559.    LINN, John J. Reminiscences of Fifty Years in Texas. New York: D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1883. 369 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, 3 plates, errata tipped onto p. 369. 12mo, original green pictorial cloth gilt-lettered and stamped in blind. Binding rubbed, corners bumped, lower hinge and text block cracked (but holding), interior foxed, blank inner margin of plate of San Jacinto monument cracked, pp. 147-148 pierced with metal pin, occasional notes in pencil and ink, overall fair condition.

    First edition. Goliad plate with pasted-on corrected caption mentioned by Howes and BTB. BTB 127: “...one of the best sources on the revolutionary period.” CBC 4990: “Much on Texas coastal history.” Graff 2503. Howes 363. Rader 2239.     $375

Item 1559
Item 1559

1560.    LINN, John J. Reminiscences of Fifty Years in Texas. Austin: Steck, 1935. [2] 369 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, 3 plates. 8vo, original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Slight wear and a few tiny spots to binding, a few scattered fox-marks to fore-edge, otherwise very good.

    Facsimile of 1883 edition. BTB 127A.     $80

 

1561.    LITTLE, R.H. A Year of Starvation Amid Plenty, or, How a Confederate Soldier Suffered from Hunger and Cruelty in a Prison of War During the Awful Days of the Sixties. Waco: Texian Press, 1966. [6] 40 pp. 16mo, original cream cloth gilt. Binding foxed, otherwise very good.

    Facsimile reprint.     $30

 

1562.    LONG, Walter E. Flood to Faucet. [Austin]: Steck, 1956. [10] 116 pp., illustrations (mostly photographic). 8vo, original blue cloth. Spine and margins of binding sunned, endpapers browned, text lightly age-toned, otherwise very good. Author’s signed inscription on title page verso, dated 1-1-1965. Mimeographed statement of limited edition from author laid in.

    First edition, limited edition (1,000 copies).     $60

 

1563.    LOWMAN, Al. “Aldus in the Desert: Reflections on a Texas Printer & His Books” in Book Club of California Quarterly News Letter XLIII:4 (Fall 1978). Pp. 87-104. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers with Carl Hertzog’s device on upper wrap, stitched. Fine, gift inscription in ink inside lower wrap.     $10

 

1564.    LUKES, Edward A. De Witt Colony of Texas. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1976. 269 [1, blank] pp., maps (including frontispiece), charts. 8vo, original blue cloth. Fine in very lightly rubbed d.j.

    First edition.     $275

 

1565.    MADISON, Virginia and Hallie Stillwell. How Come It’s Called That? Place Names in the Big Bend Country. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1958. [12] 129 [1, blank] pp., 8 photographic plates, endpaper map. 8vo, original buff cloth. Edges discolored, else fine in sunned pictorial d.j.

    First edition. CBC 657,2613,3781.     $15

 

1566.    MADSEN, William. Mexican-Americans of South Texas. New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto & London: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1965. xii [4] 112 pp., map, 2 plates. 8vo, original orange pictorial wrappers. Wraps lightly rubbed, ink ownership inscriptions, a little browning to last page, overall very good.

    Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology, General Editors George and Louise Spindler, Stanford University.     $10

 

1567.    MAGUIRE, Jack (ed.). A President’s Country: A Guide to the Hill Country of Texas. Austin: Alcade Press, 1964. 80 pp., text and photographic illustrations, photographic endpapers. 8vo, original rust cloth. Very fine in pictorial d.j.

    First edition. Drawings by Mac Tatchell.     $10

 

1568.    MAGUIRE, Jack (ed.). A President’s Country: A Guide to the Hill Country of Texas. Austin: Alcade Press, 1964. Another copy, wrappers issue. 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers. Very fine.

    First edition.     $5

 

1569.    Manufacturer’s Record 117:7 (July, 1946). Charlotte: Manufacturer’s Record Publishing Company, 1946. 252 [2] pp., photographic illustrations, ads (wrappers included in pagination). 4to, original color printed wrappers. Wraps lightly worn with small tear to spine, a few notes in ink to upper wrap and text, text browned, overall very good.

    Contains unsigned article, “Texas, the Lone Star State” (pp. 106-164) and multiple Texas-related advertisements.     $15

 

1570.    MARCY, Randolph B. Adventure of Red River: Report on the Exploration of the Headwaters of the Red River...Edited and Annotated by Grant Foreman. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1937. xxxi [1, blank], 199 [1] pp., frontispiece portrait of Randolph Marcy, 7 photographic plates, folding map. 8vo, original green cloth, printed paper spine label. Upper edge lightly foxed, else fine in lightly worn pictorial d.j.

    BTB 135C: “This is one of the most interesting accounts of an original exploration of unknown parts of Texas.” Graff 2675n. Howes M276n. Rader 2346.     $75

 

1571.    MARTIN, George C. Some Texas Stream and Place Names. San Antonio, 1947. 15 [1, blank] pp., tipped-on map. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Near fine.

    Not in CBC.     $50

 

1572.    MARTIN, Howard N. Folktales of the Alabama-Coushatta Indians. Livingston, 1946. [8] 75 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original green printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly spotted, mild foxing to upper edge, else fine. Signed by author.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $40

 

1573.    MARTIN, Madeleine. More Early Southeast Texas Families. Quanah: Nortex, 1978. [4] 200 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original brown cloth gilt-lettered. Fine in a sunned and chipped pictorial d.j.

    First edition. TC 1973.     $30

 

1574.    MARTIN, Roscoe C. The People’s Party in Texas: A Study in Third Party Politics. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1970. 280 pp., folding map. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Lightly worn, remainder ink mark on lower edge, else near fine.

    Reprint. Originally published as University of Texas Bulletin, No. 3308: February 22, 1933. BTB 137B: “The best book on any Texas political party.”  $20

 

1575.    MASON, Herbert M., Jr. with Frank W. Brown. A Century on Main Plaza: A History of the Frost National Bank. San Antonio: Frost National Bank, 1968. [8] 85 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece. 8vo, original orange cloth. Fine.     $15

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