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Texas County and Local History
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1651. PIERCE, Frank C. A Brief History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Menasha, Wisconsin: Collegiate Press, 1917. Another copy, wrapper issue, variant binding, not signed. 12mo, original printed red wrappers, stapled. Wrappers chipped, pencil marks to text, owner signature on title page, else very good. $65
1652. PIERCE, Frank C. A Brief History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Harlingen: Rio Grande Valley Historical Society, 1962. 200 pp., photographic illustrations, folded maps. 12mo, original tan pictorial wrappers. Light foxing to edges, else fine.
Reprint of 1917 edition. $30
1653. PIERCE, Gerald S. Texas Under Arms: The Camps, Posts, Forts, & Military Towns of the Republic of Texas, 1836-1846. Austin: Encino Press, 1969. xvi, 268  pp., endpaper maps. 8vo, tan pictorial boards. Very fine in pictorial d.j. $30
1654. PIKE, Zebulon Montgomery. Exploratory Travels through the Western Territories of North America.... Denver: W.H. Lawrence & Co., 1889. xii, 15-394 pp., frontispiece portrait, charts, 4 maps (not included in pagination). 4to, original blue cloth gilt-lettered. Cloth mildly soiled and spotted, corners bumped, rear hinge mildly cracked, endpapers and text browned, else good. Unopened.
Reprint of London, 1811, edition, with an introduction by William M. Maguire. BTB 163E: “Pike’s narrative marks the beginning of serious American interest in Texas.” Graff 3292n. Howes P373: “First government exploration of the Southwest.” Rader 2672. $150
1655. PLUMMER, F.B., H.B. Bradley & F.K. Pence. Clay Deposits of the Cisco Group of North-Central Texas. Austin: University of Texas, 1949. 44 pp., text illustrations, charts, 7 separate folding maps included. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers, stapled. Light discoloration to wrappers, else fine.
The University of Texas Publication, No. 4915: April 1, 1949. $10
1656. PLUMMER, RACHEL. The Rachel Plummer Narrative: A Stirring Narrative of Adventure, Hardship and Privation in the Early Days of Texas.... N.p., 1926. 118 pp., 3 photographic portraits. 8vo, original green printed wrappers. Gentle wear to wrappers, light spot and owner’s stamp to endpaper, else near fine.
Graff 3187. $175
1657. POLK, J.M. Memories of the Lost Cause and Ten Years in South America. Austin: Sam T. Hill, 1907.  47 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, tan boards with brown backstrip over original beige wrappers. Wrappers and text soiled and water-stained, a few leaves with tape repairs, some pencil notations in text, else fair. $125
1658. POPE, Clarence C. An Oil Scout in the Permian Basin, 1924-1960. El Paso: Permian Press, 1972. xi  150 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original black cloth decorated in gilt. Boards lightly bumped, else fine in pictorial d.j. Signed by author.
First edition. TC 2022. $50
1659. POPE, Clarence C. An Oil Scout in the Permian Basin, 1924-1960. El Paso: Permian Press, 1972. Another copy, unsigned. Fine.
First edition. TC 2022. $40
1660. PORTER, Millie Jones. Memory Cups of Panhandle Pioneers. Clarendon: Clarendon Press, 1945. xv [1, blank], 648 pp., photographic illustrations, map. 8vo, original rust cloth. Corners lightly bumped, mild foxing to endpapers and edges, else very good in chipped and torn pictorial d.j.
First edition. CBC 1033, 1995, 2392, 3867, 4062, 4721. Herd 1817. $250
1661. PURYEAR, Pamela Ashworth. Sandbars and Sternwheelers: Steam Navigation on the Brazos. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1976. xix [1, blank], 140 pp., 8 photographic plates. 8vo, original light green cloth. Mild discoloration to endpapers, edges lightly foxed, else fine in fine pictorial d.j.
First edition. $20
1662. RAHT, Carlysle Graham. The Romance of Davis Mountains and Big Bend Country. El Paso: Rahtbooks, 1919.  381 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait of William B. Bloys, 26 plates (mostly photographic). 8vo, original blue cloth decorated in gilt. Corners bumped, head and tail of spine rubbed, owner’s name in ink on front pastedown, else near fine.
First edition. Not in CBC. Graff 3416. Herd 1850: “Scarce.” Howes R16: “A history of the region between the Pecos and the Rio Grande.” Rader 2752. $65
1663. RAINES, C.W. A Bibliography of Texas.... Austin: Gammel Book, 1896. xvi, 268 pp., frontispiece, marbled endpapers and edges. 8vo, original three-quarter black leather over tan boards. Spine and joints lightly rubbed, corners bumped, else very good.
First edition. Rader 2754. $165
1664. RAINES, C.W. A Bibliography of Texas.... Austin: Steck, 1934.  xvi, 268 pp., frontispiece. 8vo, original tan cloth with paper spine label. Fine.
Reprint edition. Rader 2754. $95
1665. RATHER, Ethel Zivley. De Witt’s Colony. Austin: University of Texas, 1905.  56-97  pp., 2 folding maps. 8vo, original buff printed wrappers. Wrappers chipped and discolored, else very good.
The University of Texas Bulletin, No. 51: January 15, 1905. $55
1666. RAY, Bright. Legends of the Red River Valley. San Antonio: Naylor, 1941. viii, 258 pp., frontispiece illustration, 1 plate. 8vo, original maroon cloth. Other than light browning to endpapers and text, a fine copy in a lightly rubbed pictorial d.j.
Not in CBC. $80
1667. RAY, G.B. Murder at the Corners. San Antonio: Naylor, 1957. xiii [1, blank], 111 [1, blank] pp., 8 photographic plates. 8vo, original blue decorated cloth. Other than light foxing to upper edge, a fine copy in a lightly worn pictorial d.j.
First edition. Not in CBC. $135
1668. RAY, Worth S. Austin Colony Pioneers, Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and Washington Counties, Texas. Austin, 1949.  378 pp., photographic and text illustrations. 8vo, original red cloth, gilt-lettered. Fine in a lightly worn pictorial d.j. Signed by author.
First edition. CBC 110, 177, 1691, 2107, 3386, 4649. $125
1669. RAY, Worth S. Austin Colony Pioneers, Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and Washington Counties, Texas. Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970.  378 pp., photographic and text illustrations. 8vo, original grey cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Fine.
Reprint edition. CBC 110, 177, 1691, 2107, 3386, 4649. $75
1670. RAY, Worth S. Down in the Cross Timbers. Austin, 1947.  160 pp., text illustrations. 8vo, original blue cloth, gilt-lettered. Light wear to cloth, mild foxing on upper edge, else fine in a lightly worn pictorial d.j. Inscribed on front free endpaper to Frank Dobie.
First edition, limited edition (one of 500 copies). Herd 1865. Guns 1822: “Scarce.” TC 1945. $75
1671. RAY, Worth S. Down in the Cross Timbers. Austin, 1947. Another copy, alternate binding. 8vo, original red cloth, gilt-lettered. Light wear to cloth, else fine. $45
1672. RAYBURN, John C. & Virginia Kemp Rayburn (eds). Century of Conflict, 1821-1913: Incidents in the Lives of William Neale and William A. Neale, Early Settlers in South Texas. Waco: Texian Press, 1966. xv [1, blank], 170 pp., 16 plates. 8vo, original brown cloth. Mild foxing to edges, else near fine in pictorial d.j. Signed on half-title by editors.
First edition. $45
1673. REAGAN, Rocky. G.P. Reagan: Country Doctor. San Antonio: Naylor, 1963. ix [1, blank], 39 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait of Rocky Reagan, 4 photographic plates, illustrated endpapers. 8vo, original brown decorated cloth. Foxing to some leaves, else near fine in a chipped and sunned pictorial d.j.
First edition, second printing. $20
1674. REPUBLIC NATIONAL BANK OF DALLAS. Texas-From a Republic to an Economic Empire. Dallas: [Printed by William E. Rudges’ Sons] for Republic National Bank, 1945. 38  pp., illustrated frontispiece, photographic illustrations, pictorial endpapers. 8vo, original pictorial boards. Corners lightly abraded, else near fine. $10
1675. Richards’ Little Encyclopedia: The Most Useful Volume of General, Useful and Practical Information Ever Published.... Sherman: A.B. Richards Medicine, n.d. 64 pp., text illustrations. 16mo, original red printed wrappers, stapled. Water damage to wrappers, ink stains on leaves closest to wraps, business ink stamp on title page, text browned, else good. $10
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