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276. TEXAS HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY. Inventory of the County Archives of Texas. No. 28: Caldwell County (Lockhart). Caldwell County, Texas, 1941. xii [2] 110 pp., maps. 4to, original blue printed wrappers with black cloth backstrip. Fine

    First edition. CBC 758.     $15

 

Calhoun County

277. DEVINEY, Marvin Lee. Peter Segner: Indianola Pioneer [wrapper title]. Martindale: Marvin Lee Deviney, n.d. [16] pp., facsimiles, illustrations. 8vo, original white pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps lightly smudged, small rust stain on lower wrap, otherwise near fine. Signed and dated July 25, 1964 by author inside lower wrap.

    Not in CBC.     $15

 

278. FRENCH, G.H. (ed). Indianola Scrap Book. Fiftieth Anniversary of the Storm of August 20, 1886. History of a City that Once was the Gateway of Commerce for this Entire Section. Victoria: Victoria Advocate, 1936. 198 pp., 16 plates, map. 8vo, original grey cloth. Binding lightly shelf-worn and soiled, two corners bumped, a few stains to joints, endpapers browned, else very good.

    First edition. CBC 779. Guns 767: “Contains some material on the Taylor-Sutton feud and the killing of Bill Sutton by Jim Taylor.”  $175

 

279. GRAY, Lois Lucille. Old Indianola...Life in a Frontier Seaport. San Antonio: Naylor, 1950. ix [1, blank] 93 [1, blank] pp., 2 plates, inserted “Native Texan Edition” leaf with author’s signature. 8vo, original red cloth. Light shelf wear, edges foxed, otherwise very good in lightly worn and soiled d.j. Signed by author on inserted leaf and inscribed in same hand to J. Frank Dobie on front free endpaper.

    First edition, “Native Texan Edition.” CBC 781. TC 338.     $45

 

280. MALSCH, Brownson. Indianola: The Mother of Western Texas. Austin: Shoal Creek Publishers, 1977. xii, 300 pp., illustrations, endpaper map. 8vo, original brown over tan cloth. Pp. 49-50 dog-eared and trimmed incorrectly (not affecting text), otherwise fine in publisher’s pictorial slipcase (lightly shelf-worn). Signed by author on front free endpaper limitation statement. Gift inscription to Dudley R. Dobie from Jack Miller, Sr. on half-title.

    First edition, limited edition (#144 of 150).     $50

 

281. McLEMORE, Jeff. Indianola and Other Poems. San Antonio: Maverick-Clarke, 1904. xii, 165 [1, blank] pp. 12mo, original brown cloth gilt. Binding rubbed with edges of boards exposed, head of spine chipped, 8 cm tear to spine along upper joint, ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper, title page carelessly opened along bottom edge, pp. 112-113 browned from contact with laid-in item (now absent), overall good, untrimmed. Penciled note on lower free endpaper: “De Lux Ed.”

    First edition. CBC 788: “History in verse.” $25

 

282. McLEMORE, Jeff. Indianola and Other Poems. San Antonio: Maverick-Clarke, 1904. Another copy, variant binding and printed on coated stock. 12mo, original red cloth gilt. Binding lightly shelf-worn, edges foxed, otherwise very good. News clippings laid in.     $30

 

283. NOBLE, Dorothy. Indianola, by Dorothy Noble, Beaumont High School, Beaumont, Texas. Second Award, James Monroe Hill Texas History Award by the Sons of the Republic of Texas. Annual Sons of the Republic of Texas Complete Roster [wrapper title]. N.p., [1939]. 36 pp. 8vo, original cream printed wrappers, stapled. Very fine.

    First edition. CBC 789. Includes essay by Dorothy Noble, rules for 1940 essay contest, and Sons of the Republic of Texas roster.     $25

 

284. SEELIGSON, Leila. A History of Indianola. Cuero: Cuero Record, n.d. [12] pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Tiny smudge to upper wrap, text uniformly age-toned, otherwise fine.

    First edition. CBC 793. TC 335.     $30

 

285. TEXAS HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY. Inventory of the County Archives of Texas. No. 29. Calhoun County (Port Lavaca). Calhoun County, Texas, 1941. viii, 115 [1, blank] pp., map, plans of courthouse. 4to, original blue printed wrappers with black cloth backstrip. Very fine.

    First edition. CBC 785.     $15

 

Callahan County

286. CHRISMAN, Brutus Clay. Early Days in Callahan County. Abilene: Abilene Printing & Stationary, 1972. ix [1, blank], 356 pp., 32 plates, photographic illustrations, chart of brands. 8vo, original maroon cloth gilt. Light shelf wear, spine with several small stains and scuffs, one corner bumped, margins of endpapers browned, otherwise very good in d.j. with insect damage and light wear.

    Second edition. TC 342. TLH, p. 11.     $75

 

287. HAVINS, Thomas Robert. Belle Plain, Texas: Ghost Town in Callahan. Brownwood: Brown Press, 1972. xi [1, blank], 85 [1, blank] pp., 15 plates, endpaper map and facsimile. 8vo, original blue cloth. Endpapers browned, otherwise near fine in lightly worn and soiled d.j. Signed by author on limitation page.

    First edition, limited edition (#482 of 500 copies).     $50

 

288. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Map of Callahan Co [below title left] I, W.C. Walsh Commissioner of the General Land Office do hereby certify that this Map of Callahan County is a true and correct copy of the Map now in use in this Office compiled from official data. [below title right] Copyright 1879 W.C. Walsh Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas. [bottom left] Lithographed by August Gast & Cos New Process, St. Louis. St. Louis: Gast, 1879. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, overall sheet size: 61.6 x 45.8 cm. Surface of map with tape stains, light scattered insect damage, and a few small spots.     $450

 

Cameron County

289. McKENNA, Verna Jackson. Old Point Isabel Lighthouse: Beacon of Brazos Santiago.... Harlingen: Verna Jackson McKenna, 1956. 32 pp., 1 photographic illustration. 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers, stapled. First and last pages foxed from contact with wraps, otherwise fine. Corrections in ink to photo caption on p. [2].

    First edition. CBC 841. TC 352.     $20

 

290. SAN BENITO LAND AND WATER COMPANY. A Statement of Facts about the Lands and Irrigation Canal of the San Benito Land and Water Company, which are Located in the Rio Grande Valley, Cameron County, Texas, on the Main Line of the Saint Louis, Brownsville, and Mexico Railway. Houston: Cumming & Sons, Printers, n.d. [2] 48 [2, folding map] pp., photographic illustrations. 12mo, original white printed wrappers, stapled. Wraps lightly browned, with moderate insect damage and ink stamps of Capital Land & Investment Co., Austin, Texas, otherwise good.

    Not in CBC. Pamphlet promoting agriculture in San Benito. The San Benito Land and Water Company subdivided the town lots of San Benito and began sales in 1907 (see Handbook of Texas Online: San Benito, Texas).     $40

 

291. SIDES, Joseph C. Fort Brown Historical. San Antonio: Naylor, 1942. xii, 160 pp., 8 plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original blue cloth. Binding with scattered mildew spots and a few small stains, otherwise good in lightly worn and foxed d.j.

    First edition. CBC 856.     $65

 

292. WEAVER, John D. The Brownsville Raid. New York: Norton, 1970. 320 pp., 8 plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original brown cloth gilt. Binding sunned, spine light, gilt dulled, otherwise very good.

    First edition.     $10

 

Camp County

293. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Camp Co. Texas. [below title] I, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office, do certify that this Map of Camp County is a true and correct copy of the Map now in use in this Office compiled from official data [facsimile signature] W.C. Walsh [lower left below neat line] Lithographed By A. Gast & Co’s New Process St. Louis. [lower right below neat line] Copyright 1879 W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the GenL Land Office of the State of Texas. St. Louis: Gast, 1879. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, neat line to neat line: 17.4 x 36 cm; overall sheet size: 23 x 40.6 cm. Mild insect damage to margins, small tear to lower edge.     $375

 

294. TEXAS STATEWIDE RECORDS PROJECT. Index to Probate Cases of Texas. No. 32. Camp County, November 4, 1871–January 9, 1939. San Antonio: Texas State-wide Records Project, 1940. [4] pp., 21 folios, map. 4to, original blue printed wrappers with black cloth backstrip. Fine other than very slight shelf wear and a few fox-marks to binding and edges.

    First edition. CBC 870. TC 359.     $15

 

Carson County

295. RANDEL, Mrs. Ralph E. & The Carson County Historical Survey Committee (editors). A Time to Purpose: A Chronicle of Carson County. N.p,: Pioneer Publishers, 1966. 336 [4] + 376 [8] pp., map, many photographs, illustrations by Floyd E. Scott. 2 vols., 4to, original blue pictorial cloth gilt. Other than slight shelf wear to spines, fine.

    First edition. TC 365, TLH, p. 12 (both noting four volumes, published 1966-1972).     $50

 

Cass County

296. The Citizens Journal, 1879-1939, Sixtieth Anniversary [caption title]. Atlanta, Texas, 1939. [62] pp., photographic illustrations, ads. Folio, original brown pictorial wrappers, stapled. Note in ink on upper wrap, a little foxing to lower wrap, text browned, but overall in remarkably fine condition, especially for an item of this type.

    Not in CBC.     $30

 

Chambers County

297. TEXAS STATEWIDE RECORDS PROJECT. Index to Probate Cases of Texas. No. 38. Chambers County, July 31, 1876–March 6, 1939. San Antonio: Texas Statewide Records Project, 1941. [4] pp., 12 folios, map. 4to, original blue printed wrappers with black cloth backstrip. Near fine other than a tiny abrasion to upper wrap and a few small stains to lower wrap and edges.

    First edition. Not in CBC. TC 371 (referring to recent reprint).     $15

 

Cherokee County

298. CHEROKEE COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION. Third Annual Fair.     $1,000 in Cash Premiums, Purses, etc. November 13, 14 & 15, 1895 [wrapper title]. Rusk, Texas, 1895. 32 pp., ads. 8vo, original olive printed wrappers. Wraps brittle, chipped and stained, library ink stamp on upper wrap, text browned with some staining (mostly confined to margins), otherwise good.

    Not in CBC.     $55

 

299. CRAVENS, John N. A History of Three Ghost Towns of East Texas near the Cherokee and the Angelina County Line. Abilene: Abilene Printing and Stationary, n.d. iv, 62 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original white pictorial wrappers, stapled. Staples a bit rusty, otherwise fine. Signed by author inside upper wrap.

    Not in CBC.     $20

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300. CRAVENS, John N. Between Two Rivers: A History of Wells, Texas. Wichita Falls: Humphrey Printing, 1974. iv, 112 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original cream pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine, signed by author inside lower wrap.

    TC 375.     $25

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