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451. HUGHES, Anne E. The Beginnings of Spanish Settlement in the El Paso District. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1914. [2] [295] 296-392 pp. 8vo, library binding of stiff paperboard sewn with twine, incorporating original grey printed wrappers. Ex-library, with stamps and pocket of Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcos, Texas. Wraps and text browned and worn, cellotape repair to p. [295], fair condition only. Partially illegible inscription on upper wrap ending “with the compliments of Anne Hughes.”

    First separate edition. CBC 1556. University of California Publications in History 1:3, pp. 295-392.     $20

 

452. HUGHES, Anne E. The Beginnings of Spanish Settlement in the El Paso District. El Paso: Press of El Paso Public Schools, 1935. [2] [295] 296-391 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original brown cloth. Light shelf wear, soiling, and insect damage to binding, corners bumped, otherwise very good.

    Reprint of 1914 University of California Press edition (see previous item).     $60

 

453. MANGAN, Frank J. Bordertown. El Paso, 1965. vi, 120 [2] pp., drawings by Fred Carter. 8vo, original grey cloth gilt. Binding foxed, tape stains to front free endpaper, slightly musty odor, otherwise very good in lightly rubbed d.j. with former owner’s label taped to front flap. Signed by author on front free endpaper.

    First edition, second printing. CBC 1568. Guns 1440: “A rather well-written little history of El Paso, Texas.” Lowman 178 (referring to 1964 first printing).     $20

 

454. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Map of El Paso County. [below title] General Land Office Jan’ 1902. T.F. Pinckey, Compiler. Copyright Applied For May 29, 1902. [facsimile signature] Charles Rogan Commissioner. Price, $1.00 [lower left above neat line] Lith Geo. D. Barnard & Co. St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis: Barnard, 1902. Uncolored lithograph map on two sheets mounted to separate sheets of poster board, neat line to neat line: 65.2 x 100.2 cm; overall size: 70.2 x 106 cm; each sheet 53 x 70.2 cm. Map browned, lightly rubbed and soiled, a few small chips to edges of sheets (slightly affecting image on left sheet).    $650

 

455. METZ, Leon Claire. Stoudenmire: El Paso Marshal. Austin & New York: Pemberton Press, 1969. xii, 162 pp., two-page illustrated title, 8 plates. 8vo, original two-toned orange cloth. Very fine in lightly rubbed d.j. with sunned spine.

    First edition.     $50

 

456. MIDDAGH, John. Frontier Newspaper: The El Paso Times. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1958. xiv, [2] 333 [3] pp., facsimile inserted between pp. 40-41, illustrations, endpaper facsimiles. 8vo, original red cloth. Very fine in lightly rubbed and sunned d.j. with drawings by José Cisneros. Signed by author on half title.

    First edition. CBC 1571. Guns 1483. Lowman 106: “The double spread title page has an expansive mood that is most appropriate for the subject.... Included in the Exhibition of Western Books (Rounce and Coffin Club).”     $55

 

457. MILLS, W[illiam] W. Forty Years at El Paso, 1858-1898: Recollections of War, Politics, Adventure, Events, Narratives, Sketches, Etc. N.p., 1901. 166 pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original red cloth gilt. Moderate insect damage to binding, otherwise very good.

    First edition. CBC 1574. Guns 1505: “Rare.... Deals with gun battles and the bloody reign of the city marshals of El Paso.” Howes M633. Rader 2405 (giving imprint as [Chicago: Press of W.B. Conkey Co., 1901]).     $150

 

458. MILLS, W[illiam] W. Forty Years at El Paso: 1858-1898. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1962. xxii, [4] 212 [2] pp., illustrations by Tom Lea, facsimile of original title page. 8vo, original black cloth gilt, top edge dyed red. Very fine in lightly rubbed price-clipped d.j. Signed by Tom Lea, Rex W. Strickland, and Carl Hertzog.

    First edition thus, trade issue. Lowman 148C. Reprint of 1901 edition with introduction and notes by Rex W. Strickland (see previous item).     $85

 

459. MORREL, Elaine Lewis. The Rise and Growth of Public Education in El Paso. Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Texas in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts. El Paso, 1936. 112 pp. 8vo, original tan patterned wrappers with brown cloth backstrip. A few small spots and stains to wraps, a bit of foxing to edges and first and last few leaves, otherwise very good.

    Cf. CBC 1575 (referring to original thesis).     $25

 

460. MULLIN, Robert N. An Item from Old Mesilla [wrapper title]. N.p., n.d. [4] pp., facsimile, map. 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers. Fine. Carl Hertzog’s bookplate inside upper wrap.

    Not in CBC. Not in Lowman. Carl Hertzog’s device printed on lower wrap.     $25

 

461. PARRISH, Joe. Coffins, Cactus, and Cowboys: The Exciting Story of El Paso, 1536 to the Present. El Paso: Superior Publishing, 1964. 93 [1, blank] pp., maps, illustrations by Russell Parks.  8vo, original red printed wrappers. Wraps lightly rubbed, small stain and impression from mailing envelope fastener on lower wrap, else fine.

    First edition, Second Printing. Not in CBC. Guns 1686: “Tells the story of Dallas Stoudenmire and his short reign as marshal of El Paso, as well as other gunmen of the city.”    $15

 

462. RAY, Joseph M. On Becoming a University: Report on an Octennium. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1968. [6] 109 [1], blank pp., color frontispiece by Tom Lea, 11 plates including drawing by José Cisneros, facsimile. 8vo, original off-white and green cloth over tan patterned boards. Fine. Signed by author on half-title and Carl Hertzog on title page verso.

    First edition. Lowman 226. TC 610.     $35

 

463. RAY, Joseph M. On Becoming a University: Report on an Octennium. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1968. Another copy. Fine. Signed by Carl Hertzog on plate opposite p. 103 with his portrait.     $30

 

464. SKIMIN, Robert E. Rob’s Guide to El Paso and Juarez. El Paso: Rob’s Enterprises, 1973. [4] 56 [2] pp., handwritten and illustrated by the author. 8vo, original yellow pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine aside from slight wear and soiling to wraps.

    First edition.     $20

 

465. SONNICHSEN, C[harles] L[eland]. Pass of the North: Four Centuries on the Rio Grande. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1968. xii, [2] 467 [1, blank] pp., 32 plates, map and chapter initials by José Cisneros, illustrations. 8vo, original green over olive cloth gilt. Very fine in d.j., Signed by Sonnichsen, Carl Hertzog, and Cisneros on half title.

    First edition. BTB 191 (volume 1 only). Lowman 229. TC 613, TLH, p. 25 (both referring to 1980 fourth printing).     $75

Item 465
Item 465

466. SONNICHSEN, C[harles] L[eland]. Pass of the North.... El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1968. Another copy. Very fine in d.j. Signed by Sonnichsen and Carl Hertzog. Hertzog’s printed bookplate on front pastedown.     $70

 

467. SONNICHSEN, C[harles] L[eland]. Pass of the North.... El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1968. Another copy. Very fine in d.j. Signed by Sonnichsen and Carl Hertzog.     $70

 

468. SONNICHSEN, C[harles] L[eland]. Pass of the North.... El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1980. xii, [2] 467 [5] + ix [3] 140 pp., plates, maps, illustrations, including map and drawing by José Cisneros. 2 vols., original green over olive cloth gilt. Fine in d.j.’s with Cisneros illustrations.

    Fourth printing of vol. 1 (1529-1917), first edition of vol. 2 (1918-1980). BTB 191: “This is a splendid history of the area centering around El Paso and Juarez.” TC 614. TLH, p. 25.     $50

 

469. SONNICHSEN, C[harles] L[eland]. The El Paso Salt War <1877>. El Paso: Carl Hertzog and Texas Western Press, 1961. [8] pp., frontispiece and illustrations by José Cisneros. 8vo, original yellow pictorial wrappers. Wraps slightly worn and soiled, two corners lightly bumped, a bit of offsetting from illustrations, otherwise near fine.

    First edition (“dravely” instead of “bravely” on last page), wrappers issue. Not in CBC. Lowman 140B. TC (referring to 1973 reprint).     $25

 

470. STEVENSON, Robert M. Music in El Paso, 1919-1939. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1970. 40 pp., 4 plates. 8vo, original yellow and orange pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine. Adhesive residue inside upper wrap, probably from Carl Hertzog’s bookplate, laid in. In printed mailing envelope addressed to Dudley R. Dobie.

    First edition. Southwestern Studies monograph number 27. Lowman 260. TLH, p. 25.     $10

 

471. STRICKLAND, Rex W. El Paso in 1854...with a 30-page Handwritten Newsletter by Frederic Augustus Percy entitled “El Sabio Sembrador” Reproduced Here in Exact Facsimile with Watercolors and Map. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1969. xv [1, blank] pp., 29 folios, 31-44 pp., facsimiles, photographic portrait. Folio, original red cloth. Very fine. Signed by author and Carl Hertzog on half-title. Carl Hertzog’s copy, with his printed bookplate on front pastedown.

    First edition. Lowman 250: “This is an oversize (folio) edition with exact facsimiles, including watercolor effects of the 1854 letter.”    $80

Item 471
Item 471

472. STRICKLAND, Rex W. El Paso in 1854.... El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1969. Another copy. Very fine. Signed by author and Carl Hertzog on half-title.     $75

 

473. TEXAS WESTERN COLLEGE. Mission ‘73. A Ten Year Plan Proposed by Citizens of El Paso for Texas Western College. El Paso: University of Texas at El Paso, 1963. viii, 49 [1, blank] pp., maps, 6 photographic plates, photographic endpapers. 8vo, original white and green cloth over blue boards. Fine aside from small stains from envelope fastener on lower board. Carl Hertzog’s bookplate on lower pastedown (upside down).

    First edition. Lowman 166. TC 607.     $20

 

474. The El Paso Jewish Historical Review I:1 (September 1982). El Paso: El Paso Jewish Historical Society, 1982. vi, 25 [1, colophon] pp., facsimiles. 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers, stapled. Very fine.

    Limited edition (un-numbered copy of 300). Format designed by Carl Hertzog, typography by Camille, printed by Fritz Popper.     $85

Item 474
Item 474

475. THOMLINSON, M.H. The Garrison of Fort Bliss, 1849-1916. El Paso: Hertzog & Resler, Printers, 1945. xv [1, blank] 39 [3] pp., frontispiece, map, illustrations, endpaper maps. 8vo, original off-white cloth. Binding lightly foxed and a bit shelf-worn, endpapers browned from contact with d.j., otherwise very good in rubbed and soiled d.j. with a few small tears.

    First edition. CBC 1593. Lowman 33: “This project was undertaken as a commercial job, but through care, and the enthusiasm of Col. Thomlinson, a good looking book resulted. The edition consisted of 1000 copies.” TC 599.     $75

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