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Texas County and Local History
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1676. RICHARDSON, John M. Confederate Re-Union Song: Lee Was Right Comrades True [wrapper title]. Dangerfield: News Job Print, n.d. 4 pp. 8vo, original pink printed wrappers. Wrappers soiled, insect damage to bottom of wraps and text, else good. Rare survival of fragile ephemeron.
1677. RICHARDSON, T.C. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing, 1940. xiv, 462 +  463-950 +  951-1466 +  569 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portraits, photographic illustrations. 4 vols., 4to, original rust cloth. Cloth lightly rubbed, minor foxing to edges and text, else very good.
First edition. CBC 5016. $400
1678. RICHARDSON, W. & D. Richardson. The Texas Almanac for 1859, with Statistics, Historical & Biographical Sketches.... Galveston: Galveston News, 1858. 224  [78, ads] pp. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers, bound in brown cloth. Light ex-library, with call number on upper board and library stamp on front pastedown. Other than small chips to original wrappers and light foxing to text, a good copy.
First edition, with defamatory remarks about Col. Forbes and others who divided the spoils after the Battle of San Jacinto (p. 61). BTB 172B: “The Richardson almanacs comprise one of the finest research sources for virtually every aspect of 19th century Texas history.” CBC 5027. Howes T138. Rader 3070. $800
1679. ROBERTS, Bruce. Springs from the Parched Ground. Uvalde: Hornby Press, 1950.  177 [1, blank] pp., text and photographic illustrations. 8vo, original blue cloth. Cloth lightly smudged, else fine.
First edition. Guns 1869: “This little book was written by a minister and is mostly about his experiences at different churches, but it does have a nice long chapter on King Fisher.” Herd 1915. $40
1680. ROBINSON, Chandler A. J. Evetts Haley: Cowman-Historian. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1967. viii, 75 [1, blank] pp., text illustrations, illustrated endpapers. 8vo, original olive cloth stamped in maroon. Fine. Signed by Carl Hertzog on front pastedown.
First edition, limited edition (limited to 600 copies). Lowman 220. $60
1681. ROBINSON, Chandler A. J. Evetts Haley: Cowman-Historian. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1967. Another copy, unsigned. Fine. $50
1682. ROBINSON, Duncan W. Judge Robert McAlpin Williamson: Texas’ Three-legged Willie. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1948.  230 pp., frontispiece portrait, 8 plates. 8vo, original green cloth stamped in gilt. Top corner bumped, endpapers browned, edges foxed, top corner of text block bumped, pp. 167-170 unbound (but present), in a plain brown d.j.
First edition. $75
1683. ROFF, Joe T. A Brief History of Early Days in North Texas and Indian Territory. N.p., 1930. 40 pp. 12mo, original green wrappers, stapled. Staples rusted, wrappers lightly smudged, text browned, else very good.
First edition. CBC 5017. Herd 1933: “Scarce.” $275
1684. [ROSIER, LANCE]. Thicket Explorer: A Collection of Articles and Essays Honoring Lance Rosier, 1886-1970. Saratoga: Big Thicket Museum, 1972.  110  pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original white wrappers with photographic illustration. Wrappers lightly scuffed and soiled, else near fine.
First edition, limited edition (limited to 1000 copies) $15
1685. ROY, Just J.E. (pseud. Of Just Girard). The Adventures of a French Captain, at Present a Planter in Texas, Formerly a Refugee of Camp Asylum...Translated from the French by the Lady Blanche Murphy. New York, Cincinnati & Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1878. 180 [2, publisher’s ads] pp., frontispiece. 8vo, original red cloth decorated in black and gilt, top edge dyed grey. Head of spine absent, binding rubbed, joints and upper hinge cracked, edges foxed, occasional scattered fox-marks to text, overall fair to good condition.
Later translation of work originally published in 1858 as Les Adventures d’un Captiaine Français.... Howes R479: “Fictionalized, but reasonably authentic, account of the French settlement at Champ d’Asile.” $45
1686. ROY, Just J.E. (pseud. Of Just Girard). The Adventures of a French Captain.... New York, Cincinnati & Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1878. 180 [2, blank] [2, publisher’s ads] pp., frontispiece. 12mo, original grey pictorial cloth stamped in yellow and black, top edge dyed grey. Binding moderately shelf-worn and soiled, corners lightly bumped and exposed at tips, ink stamp of Tejas Club library on front pastedown, frontis. and title page a little smudged, child’s pencil scribblings to several pages, overall good.
“Young Folks’ Library” issue of previous item, pages trimmed smaller and in variant binding, with differing publisher’s ads at end. $55
1687. RUSSELL, L.B. Granddad’s Autography. Comanche, 1930. 30 [1, errata] pp., photographic portrait. 8vo, original light blue wrappers, stapled. Other than very light wear, a fine copy, with addendum leaf.
First edition, limited edition (one of 300 copies). Not in CBC. $60
1688. RYAN, W.M. Shamrocks and Cactus: The Story of the Catholic Heroes of Texas Independence. San Antonio & Houston: Southern Literary Institute, 1936. 63 [1, blank] pp., 4 plates. 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers. Some browning to text, plate off-setting to text, else near fine. $15
1689. SACKETT, Frances Robertson. Dick Dowling. Houston: Gulf Publishing, 1937. xiv, 80 pp., portrait illustration. 12mo, original blue cloth, gilt-lettered. Corners bumped, spine lightly abraded, endpaper and text mildly foxed, else very good.
First edition. Not in CBC. $45
1690. SANTLEBEN, August. A Texas Pioneer: Early Staging and Overland Freighting Days on the Frontiers of Texas and Mexico. Waco: W.M. Morrison, 1967. 321 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt-lettered. Fine.
Facsimile of the 1910 edition. BTB 181A: “The most important account of stage coach and freight service in Texas.” Howes S104. $75
1691. SCARBOROUGH, Anne Cecil. The Pass of the Eagle: The Chaparral Region of Texas. Austin: San Felipe Press, 1968.  109 [1, blank] pp., color frontispiece, 50 illustrated plates. 8vo, original mustard cloth stamped in brown. Fine. Signed by author on title page.
First edition. $45
1692. SCARBOROUGH, Anne Cecil. The Pass of the Eagle: The Chaparral Region of Texas. Austin: San Felipe Press, 1968. Another copy, unsigned. Fine. $35
1693. SCHMIDT, F.A. Rails Through the Hill Country: A Journal of Railroad History in the Rocky Hills of Southwest Texas. N.p., 1973. iv, 64 pp., photographic illustrations, map. 8vo, original lime green pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wrappers sunned and spotted, else very good. $85
1694. SCHMITZ, Joseph William. The Society of Mary in Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1951.  x 261  pp. 8vo, original grey cloth stamped in blue and gilt. Near fine in glassine d.j.
First edition. $20
1695. SCOTT, Florence Johnson. Historical Heritage of the Lower Rio Grande: A Historical Record of Spanish Exploration, Subjugation and Colonization of the Lower Rio Grande Valley...1747-1848. San Antonio: Naylor, 1937. xvii  246 pp., frontispiece illustration of José de Escandón, 5 plates (mainly maps), endpaper maps. 8vo, original buff cloth stamped in green and red. Other than minor foxing to endpapers and edges, a fine copy in a lightly worn pictorial d.j. Signed by the author on half-title.
First edition. CBC 683, plus nine additional entries. $175
1696. SCOTT, Florence Johnson. “Old Rough and Ready” on the Rio Grande. San Antonio: Naylor, 1935. xii,  128 pp., 3 plates. 8vo, original green pictorial wrappers. Wrappers lightly discolored, title page browned, missing frontispiece of Zachary Taylor.
First edition, limited edition (#48 of 500 copies). $30
1697. SEALE, William. Texas Riverman: The Life and Times of Captain Andrew Smyth. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1966. xii,  181 [1, blank] pp., map, 8 photographic plates. 8vo, original blue cloth. Light foxing to fore-edge, else fine in pictorial price-clipped d.j. Gift inscription from Dudley Dobie on front free end-paper.
First edition. TC 1967. $60
1698. SEALS, Ellen (ed.). A Legend Collection: Fact and Fantasy. Anderson Mill Gardners, 1981.  148 pp., 4 leaves of photographic illustrations. 4to, original tan printed wrappers. Light wear to wrappers, else fine. Gift inscription to Dudley Dobie on interior of upper wrap. $20
1699. SHAVERS, Lillie Terrell & Willie Williamson Rogers. Flashlights on Texas. Austin: A.C. Baldwin & Sons, 1928. 254  pp., illustration of Stephen F. Austin. 8vo, original black decorated cloth. Spine heavily worn, missing portion of head of spine, text browned, else very good. Inscribed on front free endpaper by Willie Rogers.
First edition. $15
1700. SHEFFY, L.F. The Life and Times of Timothy Dwight Hobart, 1855-1935. Canyon: Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, 1950.  322 pp., frontispiece portrait on Timothy Hobart, 7 photographic plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original tan cloth. Fine.
Herd 2051: “Chapters on the Texas cattle industry and the JA Ranch.” $65
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