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Texas County and Local History
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1576. MASSENGILL, Fred I. Texas Towns. Terrell, 1936. 222  pp. 12mo, original blue cloth decorated in green. Moderate wear to cloth, endpapers browned, edges and text mildly foxed, else very good. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper.
First edition. CBC 4995. $60
1577. MASSENGILL, Fred I. Texas Towns. Terrell, 1936. Another copy, not signed. Light wear to cloth, endpapers browned, edges mildly foxed, else near fine.
First edition. CBC 4995. $50
1578. MAXWELL, Helen. A Guide for the Big Bend: What to See and Do in Big Bend National Park. Marathon: Big Bend National Park, 1950. 80 pp., photographic illustrations, map. 8vo, original wrappers with full photographic illustration. Upper wrapper covered in self-adhesive Mylar, general wear, else a very good copy. Signed by photographer Peter Koch.
First edition. $10
1579. MAXWELL, Robert S. Whistle in the Piney Woods: Paul Bremond and the Houston, East and West Texas Railway. Houston: Texas Gulf Coast Historical Association, 1963.  77 [1, blank] pp., 8 plates, map, facsimile. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers. Wrappers discolored and lightly smudged, else near fine.
Texas Gulf Coast Historical Association Publication Series, 7:2 (November 1963). $35
1580. MAXWELL, Ross A. Mineral Resources of South Texas: Region Served Through the Port of Corpus Christi. Austin: University of Texas, 1962.  5-140 pp., charts. 8vo, original light blue wrappers. Wrappers sunned, else fine.
The University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations, No. 43. $10
1581. McCALEB, Walter F. The Spanish Missions of Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1954. xiv, 121 [1, blank] pp., 8 photographic plates. 8vo, original tan cloth. Bump to rear lower corner, light foxing to upper edge, else fine in pictorial d.j.
First edition. Not in CBC. $35
1582. McCULLOUGH, William Wallace, Jr. John McCullough, “Grandfather”, 1805-1870: Pioneer Presbyterian Missionary and Teacher in the Republic of Texas. Galveston, 1944. 66, i-xviii folios, 22 plates (photographic and facsimiles). 4to, bound in black report folder with white cover label. Very good. $35
1583. McDANIEL, Ruel. Vinegarroon: The Saga of Judge Roy Bean, Law West of the Pecos. Kingsport, TN: Southern Publishers, 1936. 143 [1, blank] pp. 12mo, original tan cloth decorated in brown. Light wear to cloth, edges browned, else near fine.
First edition. $10
1584. McLEOD, Claude A. The Big Thicket of East Texas. Huntsville: Sam Houston Press, 1967. v [1, blank], 33 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustration, color map. 8vo, original white wrappers with photographic illustration. Wrappers lightly spotted and scuffed, else near fine. $15
1585. MELLARD, Evelyn. Spur Ranch and Other Circles of Time. Salado: Anson Jones Press, 1977. 10  206  pp. 8vo, original white cloth. Cloth lightly soil, else near fine.
First edition, limited edition (1 of 500 copies). $55
1586. MENN, Alfred E. Texas As It Is Today. Austin: Gammel’s, 1926. 239  pp., 36 photographic plates. 8vo, original maroon cloth stamped in gilt. Endpapers and text browned, edges mildly foxed, else very good in chipped and lightly soiled d.j.
First edition. Not in CBC. Rader 2380. $20
1587. MILLER, Thomas Lloyd. The Public Lands of Texas, 1519-1970. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972. xxii, 341 [1, blank] pp., maps, 24 plates (included in pagination). 8vo, original grey cloth. Corners bumped, a little foxing to top edge of binding, small water stain to top edge of text block (not affecting text), occasional fox marks to text, check mark in ink on p. 274, overall very good in lightly worn d.j. (spine sunned). Lengthy inscription from foreword author Ralph W. Yarborough to Dudley Dobie on front free endpaper and half title and signed by him on title page.
First edition. BTB 144n. $85
1588. MILLER, Townsend. A Letter from Texas. Dallas: [Printed by Carl Hertzog for] Neiman-Marcus, 1939.  pp., illustrated title page. 8vo, original buff cloth. Endpapers mildly soiled, sticker remnant on front pastedown, else very good in smudged pictorial d.j.
First edition, limited edition (limited to 315 copies). Lowman 14. $125
1589. MILLER, W. Henry. Pioneering North Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1953. xi [1, blank], 303 [1, blank] pp., endpaper maps, frontispiece, 6 plates. 8vo, original mustard cloth stamped in brown. Other than mild browning to edges, a fine copy in a pictorial d.j.
First edition. CBC 4998. Herd 1496. $125
1590. MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILWAY. Statistics and Information Concerning the State of Texas with Its Millions of Acres of Unoccupied Lands.... St. Louis: Missouri Pacific Railway, 1889. 93  pp., text illustrations. 12mo, wrappers absent. Edges lightly chipped, title page detached, text browned, else fair. Lacking map.
CBC 5022. $60
1591. MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILWAY. Statistics and Information Concerning the State of Texas with Its Millions of Acres of Unoccupied Lands.... St. Louis: Missouri Pacific Railway, 1890. 93  pp., text illustrations. 12mo, original orange printed wrappers. Wrappers tattered on edges, back wrap loose (with small detached section, present), spine and hinges repaired with brown tape, some leaves with corners folded, pencil marks, else fair. Lacking map.
Seventh edition. CBC 5022n. $65
1592. MONTGOMERY, Julia Cameron. A Little Journey through the Lower Valley of the Rio Grande: The Magic Valley of Texas. Houston: Southern Pacific Lines, 1928. 64 pp., photographic illustrations, colored map. Small 4to, original printed green wrappers. Wrappers gently worn, else very good.
First edition. Not in CBC. $95
1593. MONTGOMERY, Whitney (ed.). The Road to Texas. Dallas: The Kaleidograph Press, 1940. 206 pp., endpapers with illustrations by Ruth McCauley Thorne. 8vo, original burlap cloth with printed paper spine label, edges dyed red. A bit shelf-slanted, binding, spine label, and endpapers browned, a few spots to fore-edges, upper hinge starting, text block cracked (but holding), uniform age-toning to text, overall good.
First edition. Collection of poems about Texas. $25
1594. MOORE, Harry Estill. ...and the Winds Blew. Austin: University of Texas, 1964. xv  221 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations, charts, maps. 8vo, original turquoise wrappers with photographic illustration. Edges and endpapers lightly foxed, else near fine.
First edition. $35
1595. MOORE, Harry Estill. Tornadoes Over Texas: A Study of Waco and San Angelo in Disaster. Austin: University of Texas, 1958. xxiii [1, blank], 334 pp., charts. 8vo, original black cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Very fine in fine pictorial d.j.
First edition. CBC 3145,4318. $40
1596. MORFI, Juan A. Excerpts from the Memorias for the History of the Province of Texas.... San Antonio: Privately printed, 1932. xxii, 85  pp., plates (some photogravures), maps. 4to, original brown cloth boards with fore-edge flap. Cloth moderately worn, flap detached, but present, minor foxing, else very good.
First edition (first printing of any part of Morfi’s manuscript memoirs), limited edition (#184 of 200 numbered copies). BTB 145A: “Limited to 200 copies, but actually 300 printed...some copies have no limitation notice.... This is the best contemporary eighteenth-century history of Texas.” CBC 301. Howes M792: “First complete publication in any language of this contemporary manuscript; most complete history of Spanish Texas in its early period.” Rader 2443. $175
1597. MORFI, Juan A. Excerpts from the Memorias for the History of the Province of Texas.... San Antonio: Privately printed, 1932. Another copy, alternate binding. 4to, dark brown cloth. Minor wear to spine, light foxing to edges, else fine.
First edition, limited edition (no limitation notice in this copy). $175
1598. MORGAN, Tabitha Landsaw and Frank Duane Jenkins (comps). Two Texas Pioneers Called Hugh Martin Childress. Ballinger, 1978.  34 folios, map, photographic illustrations, one loose extra sheet of census records. 4to, original red wrappers, stapled. Other than gentle wear to wrappers, a very good copy. Signed by Frank Jenkins. $40
1599. MORRISS, Annie Mae. Her Name Was Ann: A Pioneer Teacher in Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1951. xii, 241 [1, blank] pp., 2 photographic plates. 8vo, original light blue cloth stamped in dark blue. Mild wear to boards, light foxing to edges, else near fine. Signed by author on front free endpaper.
First edition. $100
1600. MORRISS, Annie Mae. Her Name Was Ann: A Pioneer Teacher in Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1951. Another copy, unsigned. Light foxing to edges, else fine in a lightly worn pictorial d.j.
First edition. $100
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