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1626.    OBERSTE, William H. The Restless Friar: Venerable Fray Antonio Margil de Jesús, Missionary to the Americas–Apostle of Texas. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1970. [10] 145 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original brown decorated cloth. Endpapers lightly creased and foxed, edges lightly foxed, else near fine in printed d.j. with small wrinkle to top upper corner.

    First edition.     $100

 

1627.    [OLD SPANISH TRAIL]. Published in the Interest of the Old Spanish Trail 1:3 (July 15, 1922). N.p., 1922. 4 pp. 4to, single folded sheet. Browned, slight insect damage, overall very good.     $10

 

1628.    OLD TRAIL DRIVERS ASSOCIATION. Twenty-Fourth Annual Reunion [wrapper title]. San Antonio, 1939. [12] pp., photographic and text illustrations, ads. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Other than light foxing and soiling of wrappers, a near fine copy.     $30

 

1629.    ORGAIN, Kate Alma. A Waif from Texas. Austin: Ben C. Jones & Co., Printers, 1901. [4] 238 pp., frontispiece portrait of author, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth decorated in gilt. Cloth lightly soiled and scuffed, corners rubbed, endpapers discolored, text fine, else very good.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $65

 

1630.    O’SHEA, Elena Zamora. El Mesquite: A Story of the Early Spanish Settlements Between the Nueces and the Rio Grande as Told by “La Posta del Palo Alto.” Dallas: Mathis Publishing, 1935. [14] 80 pp. 8vo, original orange cloth stamped in gilt. Spine lightly bumped, text browned, else fine in green and red pictorial d.j.

    First edition. Not in CBC. Herd 1740.     $125

 

1631.    PACE, Lula. A Few Texas Plants. Waco: Baylor University, 1923. 60 [4] pp., photographic and text illustrations. 8vo, original brown wrappers, stapled with brown backstrip. Wrappers stained and creased, title page foxed, else very good.

    First edition.     $30

 

1632.    PARISOT, P.F. The Reminiscences of a Texas Missionary. San Antonio: Johnson Bros., 1899. 227 [5, index] [6, advertisements] pp., photographic illustration. 8vo, original red cloth, gilt-lettered and decorated in blind. Cloth soiled and stained, front hinge cracked, text block loose (signatures holding), text browned, else good.

    First edition. Graff 3182. Howes P67. Rader 2587.     $65

 

1633.    PARKER, George. Oil Field Medico. Dallas: Banks Upshaw, 1948. [10] 139 [1, blank] pp., text illustrations. 8vo, original black cloth. Corners and edges lightly bumped, upper edge lightly foxed, else very good in pictorial d.j. with small tears at tail of spine and front panel.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $30

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1634.    PARKER, Lois Williams (comp.). Big Thicket Bibliography. Saratoga: Big Thicket Museum, 1970. [2] xi [1, blank], 54 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original white wrappers with photographic illustration, stapled. Near fine.     $15

 

1635.    PARKS, H.B. Valuable Plants Native to Texas. College Station: Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas, 1937. 173 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original white wrappers. Wrappers foxed, missing pieces from lower upper corner and tail of spine, small crease through some leaves where formerly bent, else good.

    Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin, No. 551.     $20

 

1636.    PARKS, H.B. & V.L. Cory. The Fauna and Flora of the Big Thicket Area. Huntsville: State Teachers College, 1938. 51 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers lightly sunned, else fine.

    Second edition.     $25

 

1637.    PATMAN, Wright. History of Post Offices, First Congressional District of Texas: Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Harrison, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Red River, Titus Counties. Texarkana: Clark Aten, 1946. [44] pp., charts, map. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers discolored and lightly stained, few light stains to text, else very good. Signed on lower wrapper by author.

    First separate edition. Extracted from January, 1946, issue of Congressional Directory, Seventy-Ninth Congress, Second Session.     $30

 

1638.    PATTERSON, C.L. Sensational Texas Manhunt. San Antonio: Sid Murray & Son Printers, 1939. 30 pp. 12mo, original white wrappers, stapled. Fine.     $35

 

1639.    PATTERSON, J.T. The Corner-Tang Flint Artifacts of Texas. Austin: University of Texas, 1936. 54 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers. Fine.     $35

 

1640.    PATTERSON, Paul. Pecos Tales. Austin: [Encino Press for] Texas Folklife Society, 1967. x, 101 [1] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original olive cloth. Other than slight wear to upper edge of d.j., a very fine copy.

    First edition.     $25

 

1641.    PAYNE, Leonidas Warren, Jr. When the Woods Were Burnt. Austin: [Printed by Carl Hertzog for] The Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1946. 22 [6] pp. 8vo, original salmon printed wrappers, stapled. Fine.

    Lowman 41: “The handsome booklet is also one of the printer’s scarcest.”    $35

 

1642.  PEARCE, J.E. “Need and Opportunities for Anthropological Research in the Southwest.” Austin, 1924. Pp. 1-    21. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Wrappers stained, ink stamp reading “Compliments of Author” on upper wrap, creased where formerly folded vertically, else very good.

    Reprinted from The Southwestern Political and Social Science Quarterly, 5:3, 1924.      $20

          

1643.    PEARCE, J.E. Tales that Dead Men Tell. Austin: University of Texas, 1935. 123 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers. Light bumping, minor foxing to edges, else fine.

    The University of Texas Bulletin, No. 3537: October 1, 1935.     $10

 

1644.    PEARCE, J.E. The Urgent Need for a Texas State Museum. N.p., n.d. 8 pp. 8vo, original beige self-wrappers, stapled. 6cm tear to fore-edge of all pages, text browned, else good.     $10

 

1645.    PEELER, A.J. The Standard Blue Book, Texas Edition 1920. San Antonio: Standard Blue Book Publications, 1920. 272 pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original blue cloth stamped in gilt. Moderate shelf wear, water damage to lower board, else very good.     $65

 

1646.    PEYTON, Green. The Face of Texas: A Survey in Words and Pictures. New York: Bonanza Books, 1961.[8] 278 pp., photographic illustrations, endpaper maps. 8vo, original teal cloth. Cloth rubbed, endpapers slightly discolored, else very good in chipped pictorial d.j.     $5

 

1647.    PIERCE, Frank C. A Brief History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Menasha, Wisconsin: Collegiate Press, 1917. 200 pp., photographic illustrations, folded maps. 12mo, original tan cloth stamped in black. Other than minor foxing to edges, a fine copy.

    First edition. CBC 681, plus twelve additional entries. Rader 2668.     $80

 

1648.    PIERCE, Frank C. A Brief History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Menasha, Wisconsin: Collegiate Press, 1917. Another copy, variant binding. 12mo, original red cloth stamped in black. Light wear to extremities, mild foxing to edges, else near fine   $80

 

1649.    PIERCE, Frank C. A Brief History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Menasha, Wisconsin: Collegiate Press, 1917. Another copy, wrapper issue. 12mo, original printed tan wrappers, stapled. Other than minor discoloration to wrappers and edges, a fine copy.     $65

 

1650.    PIERCE, Frank C. A Brief History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Menasha, Wisconsin: Collegiate Press, 1917. Another copy, wrapper issue, variant binding. 12mo, original printed red wrappers, stapled. Wrappers chipped at bottom fore-edge, else near fine. Inscribed to J. Frank Dobie from Frank Pierce.     $80

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