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1601.    [MUG BOOKS]. A Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell, and Coryell Counties, Texas.... Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1893. 999 pp., lithographed portraits. 4to, original embossed and gilt-lettered dark brown morocco. Extremities abraded, front hinge and spine detached, title page absent (?), mild foxing, else good.

    CBC 242, 1148, 1643, 3143.     $550

 

1602.    [MUG BOOKS]. A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas.... Chicago:  Lewis Publishing, 1892. 735 pp., 41 lithographed portraits. 4to, original embossed and gilt-lettered dark brown morocco. Rebacked, preserving original backstrip, corners abraded, hinges reinforced with tape, mild foxing, else near fine.

    First edition. CBC 2457 & 2718. Detailed history of Johnson and Hill Counties (just south of Dallas–Fort Worth) with biographies and portraits of prominent pioneers and ranchers    $600

 

1603.    [MUG BOOKS]. A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas.... Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1893. 908 pp., 14 plates. 4to, original embossed and gilt-lettered dark brown morocco. Rebacked, preserving original backstrip, mild foxing to text, some plate off-set to text, else very good.

    CBC 16, 1764, 2967, 3004, 3473. An incredible wealth of local history and details about the pioneers in these counties, many of them stockmen-farmer entrepreneurs, such as William W. Loop who “began life for himself at the age of seventeen years, with comparatively nothing, and after arriving in Navarro county he was worth about $500. He now owns 1,300 acres of land in this county, with 200 acres under cultivation, has 640 acres in Jones county, with 50 acres cultivated, owning in all about 1,940 acres, and has 125 head of cattle and about 50 horses.” $700

Item 1603
Item 1603

1604.    [MUG BOOKS]. FORRISTER HISTORY COMPANY. Past History and Present State of Development of Texas...Also Biographic Mention of Many of the Best Citizens of the Important Sections of the State Known as “Central, North and East Texas”.... Chicago: Regan Printing House, [1912]. 195 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. Small 4to, original rust cloth, gilt-lettered. Extremities lightly abraded, front hinge cracked, light foxing throughout, else very good. Scarce.

    Not in CBC.     $675

 

1605.    [MUG BOOKS]. History of Texas Together With a Biographical History of Tarrant and Parker Counties.... Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1895. 658 pp., 31 photographic plates. 4to, original blind and gilt stamped morocco, a.e.g. Extremities abraded, spine rebacked, hinges repaired with black tape, light foxing throughout, else good.

    First edition. Not in CBC. Biographical section includes individuals engaged in the cattle trade.     $375

 

1606.    [MUG BOOKS]. History of Texas Together With a Biographical History of the Cities of Houston and Galveston.... Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1895. 730 pp., 29 photographic plates. 4to, original blind and gilt stamped leather, beveled edges, a.e.g. Extremities abraded, front joint split (spine holding), light foxing throughout, else very good.

    First edition. CBC 1826, 2254.     $600

 

1607.    [MUG BOOKS]. Memorial and Genealogical Record of Texas, Containing Biographical Histories and Genealogical Records of Many Leading Men and Prominent Families. Chicago: Goodspeed Brothers, 1894. 661 [1, blank] pp., 23 plates (photographic and maps). 4to, original blind and gilt stamped morocco. Extremities abraded, spine detached (with 21 cm section present), lower board very loose with tape repairs to hinges, light foxing throughout. Internally very good.

    First edition. Not in CBC. Biographies of leading citizens and prominent families of South Texas, with much information related to the history of the region.     $375

 

1608.    [MUG BOOKS]. Memorial and Genealogical Record of Texas, Containing Biographical Histories and Genealogical Records of Many Leading Men and Prominent Families. Chicago: Goodspeed Brothers, 1895. [5] 14-465 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, 21 plates (photographic and maps). 4to, blind and gilt stamped morocco. Corners abraded, light foxing throughout, else very good.

    Second printing (first published, 1894). Not in CBC. Biographies of current and past Texas luminaries, including stockmen.     $375

 

1609.    MUNNERLYN, Tom. Texas Counties: A Catalog of In-Print and Out-of-Print Books, Maps, Memoirs, etc., Relating to Texas Towns and Counties. Austin: State House Books, 1985. [3] 104 pp. 4to, original white printed wrappers. Near fine.     $40

 

1610.    MYRES, Sandra L. The Ranch in Spanish Texas, 1691-1800. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1969. [2] 69 [1, blank] pp., 4 plates. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Near fine.

    First edition.     $30

 

1611.    NAGEL, Charles. A Boy’s Civil War Story. St. Louis: Eden Publishing, 1935. 420 pp. 8vo, original tan cloth. Cloth soiled, endpapers and upper edge lightly foxed, else very good. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $65

 

1612.    NAIL, Olin W. (ed.). Office Journal, West Texas Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Austin: Capitol Printing, 1933. 200 [12] pp., photographic illustrations, advertisements. 8vo, original light blue printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers foxed, ink name written on upper wrapper, else very good.     $30

 

1613.    Naylor’s Epic-Century Magazine 2:5. San Antonio: Naylor, April, 1935. 42 pp., photographic and text illustrations. 4to, original printed self-wrappers. Good.     $15

 

1614.    NEVILLE, A.W. The Red River Valley Then and Now: Stories of People and Events in the Red River Valley During the First Hundred Years of Its Settlement. Paris: North Texas Publishing, 1948. xiii [1, blank], 278 [2] pp., text illustrations, endpaper maps. 8vo, original rust cloth gilt-lettered. Mild shelf wear to tail of spine, endpapers and edges foxed, else very good in moderately worn pictorial d.j. Inscribed.

    First edition, limited edition (limited to 2000 copies). Designed by Carl Hertzog. Illustrations by José Cisneros. CBC 5004. Lowman 56. TC 1956.     $50

 

1615.    NEVILLE, A.W. The Red River Valley Then and Now: Stories of People and Events in the Red River Valley During the First Hundred Years of Its Settlement. Paris: North Texas Publishing, 1948. Another copy, unsigned. Minor spots to edges, else fine in pictorial d.j.     $45

 

1616.    NEWCOMB, W.W., Jr. The Rock Art of Texas Indians. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1967. xiv, 239 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece illustration, numerous photographic illustrations. 4to, original pictorial grey cloth. Fine in lightly worn d.j., with small tear to top upper edge.

    First edition. Illustrations by Forrest Kirkland.     $60

 

1617.    NEWELL, Chester. History of the Revolution in Texas, Particularly of the War of 1835 & ‘36, Together with the Latest Geographical, Topographical and Statistical Accounts of the Country.... Austin: Steck, 1935. [2] x [2, blank], 215 [1, blank] pp., folding color outline map. 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt spine title. Cloth lightly rubbed, else fine.

    Facsimile of the first edition (New York, 1838). BTB 151B: “This is one of the earliest books published about Texas after it became a republic...the quotations from participants are of considerable historical value.” CBC 5003n. Graff 3010n. Howes N115n. Rader 2479n.     $80

 

1618.    NICHOLS, Ed. Ed Nichols Rode a Horse, as Told to Ruby Nichols Cutbirth. Dallas: University Press, 1943. x, 134 pp., frontispiece illustration. 8mo, original green cloth stamped in brown. Other than minor browning to end papers, a fine copy in a near fine price-clipped d.j. Signed by Ed Nichols and Ruby Nichols Cutbirth.

    First edition.     $95

 

1619.    NICHOLS, Ed. Ed Nichols Rode a Horse, as Told to Ruby Nichols Cutbirth. Dallas: University Press, 1943. Another copy, variant binding. 8mo, original rust cloth stamped in brown. Fine in tattered and price-clipped d.j. Signed by Ed Nichols and Ruby Nichols Cutbirth.

    First edition, second printing.     $75

 

1620.    NICHOLS, James L. The Confederate Quartermaster in the Trans-Mississippi. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1964. x, 126 pp., text illustrations, charts. 8vo, original mustard cloth. Other than minor discoloration to upper edge, a fine copy.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $35

 

1621.    NICHOLS, James Wilson. Now You Hear My Horn: The Journals of James Wilson Nichols, 1820-1887. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1967. xvi, [6] 212 pp., text and photographic illustrations. 8vo, half eggplant cloth over green boards, top edge eyed maroon. Very fine in fine d.j.

    First edition. Designed by Carl Hertzog. Map by José Cisneros. BTB 152: “Nichols gives us an unvarnished account of life in frontier Texas, with no holds barred.” Lowman 218B.     $100

Item 1621
Item 1621

1622.    NIXON, Pat Ireland. The Early Nixons of Texas. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1956. xiv, 172 [2] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt-lettered. Fine. Inscribed by authors to the Dobies.

    First edition. Lowman 96. Includes obituary of Mrs. Fannie Andrews Nixon.     $100

 

1623.    NIXON, Pat Ireland. The Early Nixons of Texas. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1956. Another copy. Fine. Signed by author.     $95

 

1624.    NIXON, Pat Ireland. The Medical Story of Early Texas, 1528-1853. Lancaster: [Lancaster Press for] Mollie Bennett Lupe Memorial Fund, 1946. xv [1, blank], 507 [1, blank]. 4to, original dark green cloth, printed paper spine and upper board label. Endpapers browned, else fine in plain d.j. (browned and chipped).

    First edition. BTB 153: “The best work on Texas medical history, this is also one of the best state medical histories ever published.” Howes N161.     $300

 

1625.    OBERSTE, William H. Texas Irish Empresarios and Their Colonies. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1973. xii, 310, [9, facsimile] pp., frontispiece portrait of James Hewetson, 4 plates (maps, facsimile), 4 folding maps tipped-in. 4to, original green cloth gilt-lettered. A fine copy in a lightly worn pictorial d.j.

    Second edition. BTB 156A: “This is the best account of the early Irish settlements in Texas.” CBC 5005. Newspaper clipping on author under Mylar covering of d.j.     $275

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