Texas County and Local History
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201. [UKRAINIAN NATIONAL CHORUS]. Mr. Max Rabinoff Presents the Ukrainian National Chorus...Beethoven Hall, Saturday Night, Jan. 27th 8:15 p.m. Lions Club of San Antonio Presents this Unique Attraction—For the Benefit of Lions Juvenile Athletic Field.... San Antonio: Allied Printing, n.d. (ca. 1922). Unbound folded sheet: Folded: 23 x 15.3 cm; Open: 23 x 61.2 cm. A little light wear and browning, else fine.
Photo-illustrated pamphlet promoting a San Antonio performance of the Ukrainian National Chorus, along with sopranos Nina Koshetz and Oda Slobodskaya. $10
202. WATTS, Morton Simms. The Maid of the Alamo; or, The Incarnation of Chivalry: A Story of the Texas Revolution. Mineral Wells, 1913. xv [1, blank], 93 [1, blank] pp., 4 plates. 12mo, original limp maroon cloth boards gilt. Light shelf wear and insect damage to binding, lower endpapers water-stained, upper hinge cracked (but holding), occasional water staining to upper blank margin (not affecting text), otherwise good.
Long poem with staged photographic illustrations. $15
203. WERTENBAKER, Green Peyton. San Antonio, City in the Sun by Green Peyton [pseud.]. New York & London: Whittlesey House, 1946. ix [1, blank] 292 pp., folding map, 8 plates. 8vo, original beige cloth. A little foxing and spotting to edges, endpapers browned, pages adjacent to plates foxed, otherwise very good in water stained and lightly worn d.j.
First edition. CBC 423. Guns 1718. Herd 1795: “Chapters I and II deal with cattle and the Maverick family.” TC 178. $5
204. WHITMORE, Eugene. Typed material for publication: Historic San Antonio: The Mission City. N.p., [ca. 1941]. 28 typescript leaves with material on San Antonio landmarks and missions, accompanied by 29 gelatin silver prints covering the same subject (mostly 8x10 inch photo paper, a few larger and smaller). Typed leaves with paperclips and staples (and accompanying marks), occasional corrections in pencil, a little scattered insect damage. Two leaves with ink stamps on verso with date of October 27, 1941. Photos mostly very good with scattered minor deterioration and wear.
While this appears to be material in preparation for publication, no record has been located to indicate that the intended volume or article was ever produced. $300
205. WOOLFORD, Sam (editor). San Antonio... A History for Tomorrow. [San Antonio]: Naylor, 1963.  176 pp., many illustrations. 4to, original navy blue textured pictorial cloth printed in light blue, red, and yellow. Light insect damage to top and bottom edges, endpapers browned, otherwise very good.
First edition thus. Published originally as a serial in The San Antonio Light. CBC 502. TC 187. $10
206. WOOLFORD, Sam & Bess Woolford. The San Antonio Story. [San Antonio]: Joske’s of Texas, 1950. 192 pp., many photographic illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth gilt. Slight shelf wear, one corner bumped, foxing to edges, otherwise very good in poor d.j. (water-stained, large void in upper panel, light insect damage).
First edition. CBC 503. $15
207. WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION. WRITERS’ PROGRAM. Randolph Field: A History and Guide. New York: The Devin-Adair Company, 1942. 156 pp., 32 plates. 8vo, original navy blue cloth gilt. Spine and adjacent portions of covers water-stained, edges foxed, endpapers lightly browned, otherwise good in worn and water-stained d.j.
First edition. Brewer 795. CBC 428. $25
208. WRIGHT, Mrs. S.J. Our Living Alamo: Mission San Antonio de Valero. Dallas: Banks Upshaw, 1937.  95 [1, blank] pp., 3 plates. 12mo, original green printed wrappers. Spine browed and slightly askew, light browning adjacent to plates, otherwise near fine.
First edition. CBC 506. TC 172. $20
209. WRIGHT, Mrs. S.J. San Antonio de Béxar. Historical, Traditional, Legendary: An Epitome of Early Texas History. Austin: Morgan Printing Co., 1916.  169 [1, blank] pp., illustrations by J.M. Longmire. 8vo, original green pictorial cloth. Spine lightly water-stained, binding slightly shelf-worn some foxing and darkening of edges, small tear in front free endpaper, otherwise very good.
First edition. CBC 507. TC 193. $100
210. WRIGHT, Mrs. S.J. Story of the Spanish Governors’ Palace, Plaza de las Armas in San Antonio, Texas. N.p.: Naylor, 1934.  45 [1, blank] pp., map, illustrations. 12mo, original green pictorial wrappers. Wraps lightly worn and browned, one page creased, otherwise near fine.
Second edition, revised. Not in CBC. TC 211 (referring to third revised edition, 1936). $45
211. ZAVALA, Adina de. History and Legends of the Alamo and Other Missions in and Around San Antonio. San Antonio: Adina de Zavala, 1917. 219  pp., color frontispiece, plans, illustrations. 12mo, original maroon pictorial cloth. Binding lightly rubbed and spotted, corners bumped, endpapers browned, child’s scribbles in pencil on front free endpaper and frontispiece, otherwise very good. Unrelated news clipping reporting a giant condor carrying away a baby laid in.
First edition. CBC 508. $75
212. ZAVALA, Adina de. History and Legends of the Alamo and Other Missions in and Around San Antonio. San Antonio: Adina de Zavala, 1917. Another copy, wrappers issue. 12mo, original tan pictorial wrappers. Fragile wraps lightly browned and soiled with small tears and voids at extremities of spine, light foxing to edges, frontispiece and title page foxed, overall very good. $75
213. ZAVALA, Adina de. The Story of the Siege and Fall of the Alamo: A Résumé. San Antonio, 1911.  pp, map. Oblong 12mo, original tan pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fragile wraps browned and chipped, lower wrap and final leaf detached, a little insect damage to blank margin of title page (not affecting text), pages adjacent to wraps browned, occasional light scattered foxing to text, overall fair condition.
Not in CBC. TC 210 (referring to 1984 reprint). $40
214. BLANCO COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION. Annual Blanco County Fair and Rodeo: August 17 and 18, 1973, Johnson City, Texas [wrapper title]. Johnson City: [Blanco County Fair Association], 1973. 96 pp., photographic illustrations, ads. 8vo, original yellow pictorial wrappers. Fine.
First printing. Blanco County’s 43rd annual fair and rodeo program, catalog, and prize list. $20
215. BLANCO HIGH SCHOOL. Twenty-fifth Annual Catalogue, Blanco High School, Session for 1908-09, Announcement for 1909-10. Johnson City: The Enterprise Printers, . 37 [13, ads] pp., frontispiece. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. wraps worn and stained with small voids in spine, ownership inscription in pencil on upper wrap, browning, occasional soiling, and one small tear to text.
Includes historical sketch of Blanco High School, rules and regulations, an overview of the curriculum (first grade through four years of high school), and a list of alumni, as well as numerous advertisements for area businesses. $30
216. MOURSUND, John Stribling. Blanco: A County History. Burnet: Nortex, 1979. ix [1, map] 612  pp. 8vo, original brown cloth gilt. A little light mildew spotting to spine, light water stain to top edge of text block (not affecting text) otherwise very good in water-stained and lightly worn d.j.
First edition. TLH, p. 6. $90
217. SPEER, John W. A History of Blanco County...Edited by Henry C. Armbruster, Illustrations by Connie Armbruster. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1965.  73  pp., illustrations. 8vo, original blue cloth. Light water staining to bottom edge of upper cover and first few leaves, tape stains on endpapers, otherwise very good in water-stained and lightly worn d.j. Signed by editor on half title.
First edition. CBC 517a. TC 230. The author’s family moved to Blanco County around 1859. $45
218. McDEARMON, Ray. Without the Shedding of Blood: The Story of Dr. U.D. Ezell and of Pioneer Life at Old Kimball. San Antonio: Naylor, 1953. xii, 81 pp. 8vo, original orange cloth. A little light foxing to edges, otherwise fine in water-stained and abraded d.j.
First edition. Not in CBC. Guns 1399. Herd 1390. TC 246. Tells the story of Kimball, Texas, largely through interviews with Doctor Uberto Desaix Ezell. Handbook of Texas Online: Kimball, Texas: “Kimball was near State Highway 174 twenty miles northeast of Meridian and forty-six miles north of Waco in northeastern Bosque County.... By 1939 its estimated population had fallen to twenty, and it was reported at that level until the community was abandoned upon the completion of the Lake Whitney dam. In the 1980s the townsite was a park on the shores of Lake Whitney; at that time the ruins of several buildings were still standing.” The town was situated at the point where the Chisolm trail crossed the Brazos River. $60
219. POOL, William C. Bosque County, Texas. San Marcos: San Marcos Record Press, 1954.  74  pp., 4 plates with maps, illustrations by author. 8vo, original cream pictorial wrappers. Fine. Signed by author on title page.
First edition. CBC 539. $65
220. POOL, William C. Bosque Territory: A History of an Agrarian Community. Clifton: Chaparral Press for Bosque Memorial Museum, 1964.  205  pp., many illustrations, illustrated endpapers. 4to, original dark brown buckram over tan textured pictorial cloth. Back cover sunned, lower right corner of binding and text block water stained, otherwise good. Signed by author on front free endpaper.
First edition. CBC 537. $60
221. POOL, William C. Bosque Territory: A History of an Agrarian Community. Clifton: Chaparral Press for Bosque Memorial Museum, 1964. Another copy, alternate binding, not signed. 4to, original dark brown cloth. Boards slightly warped, edges lightly foxed, tape stains to endpapers, otherwise very good. $45
222. RADDE, Rebecca D. Bosque Primer: An Introduction to the History of Bosque County. [Meridian, Texas], 1976. viii, 61  pp., map, drawings. 8vo, original navy blue cloth gilt. Small water stains to endpapers, else fine. Order form and Bosque County Historical Commission pamphlet with map laid in.
TC 240. $20
223. CHANDLER, Barbara Overton and J. Ed Howe. History of Texarkana and Bowie and Miller Counties, Texas—Arkansas. Shreveport: J. Ed Howe, 1939. 375  pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original tan linen. Small pen mark on edges, endpapers and title page foxed, otherwise very good in water-stained and lightly worn d.j. $65
224. ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH. A.D. 1894—A.D. 1919. Silver Jubilee. 25th Anniversary of St. James Episcopal Church, Texarkana, Texas, Sunday and Monday, June Eighth and Ninth [wrapper title]. N.p., n.d. pp., photographic illustrations, ads. 8vo, original cream printed wrappers printed in silver. Fragile wraps worn at edges and browned with a few spots, first and last leaves foxed, otherwise very good.
Not in CBC. $35
225. TEXAS STATEWIDE RECORDS PROJECT. Index to Probate Cases of Texas. No. 19. Bowie County, February 10, 1883—June 11, 1940.... San Antonio: State-wide Records Indexing and Inventory Program, 1940.  101  pp., map. 4to, original blue printed wrappers with black cloth backstrip. Fine other than a few tiny water spots to covers.
First edition. CBC 562. $15
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