Texas County and Local History
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51. [FORT HOOD, TEXAS]. Cen-Tex Recreation Areas. Command Information 16 April 1964. Fort Hood, 1964.  7 [1, blank] pp., illustrations. Unbound 8 ½ x 11 sheets, stapled at upper corner. Light browning and wear to sheets, otherwise fine.
Ephemeron detailing recreational opportunities in the vicinity of Fort Hood. $10
52. LOGAN, Annie Kuykendall. Christmas in the Home of a Texas Pioneer. N.p: published by author, 1950.  pp., illustrations by author. 8vo, original beige pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps lightly worn and soiled, with tiny void at one corner, text lightly age-toned, otherwise very good.
Not in CBC. Small volume detailing the author’s childhood Christmas memories from Aiken, Texas in Bell County. $15
53. MESSER, A. Bryant. The Prairie Queen and Her Choo-Choo Train (It’s about Temple, Texas, and Then Some) [wrapper title]. Temple: M and M Publishing, 1976. xii, 392 pp., map, photographic illustrations, facsimile. 8vo, original pictorial green wrappers. Light insect damage to wrappers, first and last pages browned from contact with wraps, otherwise very good. Signed by author on p. I, with two of his business cards laid in. $15
54. OLD SETTLERS’ ASSOCIATION OF BELL COUNTY. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Reunion of the Old Settlers’ Association of Bell County, Held at Belton, Texas, September 27th, 1902.... [Belton]: Journal-Reporter Print, 1902.  pp. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Wraps lightly foxed, small areas of insect damage to spine, pages pulling loose from staples, otherwise good.
First edition. CBC 247. TC 112. $50
55. OLD SETTLERS’ ASSOCIATION OF BELL COUNTY. Proceedings Fifth Annual Reunion of Old Settlers’ Association of Bell County, Held at Belton, Texas, September 4th 1903, and Papers Read at the Reunion. Belton: The Belton Journal-Reporter, 1904. 62 pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Wraps browned, spine torn and chipped, otherwise good.
First edition. CBC 248. TC 114. $50
56. OLD SETTLERS’ ASSOCIATION OF BELL COUNTY. Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Reunion of the Old Settlers’ Association of Bell County, Held at Belton, Texas, November 5, 1904, and Papers Read at the Reunion. N.p., n.d. 34 pp. 8vo, original gray wraps. Wraps browned with rust stains from staples, first and last pages browned from contact with wraps, otherwise very good.
First edition. CBC 249. TC 115. $50
57. RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, CENTRAL TEXAS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS. The Way It Was, Volume I [of 2]. Belton: Retired Senior Volunteer Program of the Central Texas Council of Governments, 1975.  188 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original white pictorial wrappers. Wraps a bit shelf worn and lightly soiled, one corner bumped, “R.D. Holt” written in ink on title page, a few notes in pencil and ink to text, overall very good.
First edition. Book compiles recollections of Central Texas old timers, many describing daily life, foodways, remedies, etc. $10
58. TEMPLE-BELL RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE. History of Bell County Public Schools, 1854-1976. Bell County: Bicentennial Committee of the Temple-Bell Retired Teachers Association, 1976.  430  pp., many illustrations (mostly photographic). 4to, original tan pictorial wrappers. Light wear, browning, and a few tiny spots to wraps, small tear at foot of spine, else very good.
Second printing. $30
59. TYLER, George W. The History of Bell County. San Antonio: Naylor, 1936.  xxiii  425 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, 16 plates, 2 folding maps. 8vo, original maroon cloth. Binding lightly shelf-worn, endpapers browned, some foxing to leaves adjacent to frontispiece and plates, first map stuck inside binding and impossible to unfold, overall good in tattered and water-stained d.j.
First edition. CBC 263. Guns 2256: “Scarce.... Contains some material on Sam Bass, Bill Longley, and other Texas outlaws.” Herd 2348: “Some copies were issued without the maps.” Edited by Charles W. Ramsdell. TC 102. Edited by Charles W. Ramsdell. $85
60. ADAIR, A. Garland and M.H. Crockett, Sr. Heroes of the Alamo: Accounts and Documents of William B. Travis, James Bowie, James B. Bonham, and David Crockett, and their Texas Memorials. New York: Exposition Press, 1957. 94 pp., frontispiece, illustrations, facsimiles. 8vo, original slate blue cloth. Endpapers browned, otherwise fine in price-clipped d.j. (light wear, a little foxing, spine sunned).
Second edition. Not in CBC. $35
61. AIKEN, Riley. “La Plaza: A Student Eases His Nostalgia for Things Mexican in the Plaza of Out-Door Kitchens in San Antonio” in Texas Monthly (June 1930). Pp. 617-620. 8vo, original orange printed wrappers. Spine sunned, small tear in pp. 617-618 (not affecting text), else fine. $25
62. [ALAMO]. The Alamo and its History, San Antonio, Texas, March 6, 1836 [wrapper title]. Houston: Sunset Route, n.d. 12 pp., photographic illustration. 16mo, original printed white self-wrappers, stapled. Staples rusting, small stain on lower wrap, otherwise near fine.
Not in CBC. Small complementary pamphlet from the Sunset Route. $35
63. [ALAMO]. The Alamo: The Missions and the City of San Antonio [wrapper title]. San Antonio: Eagle Publishing, n.d. 32 pp., illustrations, map inside upper wrap. 8vo, original white pictorial wrappers, stapled. Poor condition (tattered wraps split and detached, text intact).
Not in CBC. $25
64. ALAMO CITY STREET DIRECTORY AND BUSINESS GUIDE. Alamo City Street Directory and Business Guide. Formerly Appler-Klappenbach-Levinson. San Antonio: Alamo City Street Directory and Business Guide, 1964. 256 pp. maps. 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers, stapled. Lower wrapper stained, title page creased, otherwise very good. $10
65. ANIOL, Claude B. San Antonio: City of Missions. New York: Hastings House, 1942.  57 pp., numerous photographic illustrations by author, photographic endpapers. 8vo, original olive cloth. Water stain in lower blank margin of pp. 41-44 (not affecting text), otherwise very good in good price-clipped d.j.
First edition. CBC 268. $10
66. ANIOL, Claude B. (photographer). This is San Antonio. San Antonio: Claude B. Aniol, 1948.  pp., numerous photographic illustrations, maps. 4to, original tan pictorial wrappers. Business card of bookseller Norman Brock stapled to lower wrap, otherwise fine.
First edition. CBC 269. TC 214. Attractive volume with photographs of San Antonio landmarks. $10
67. BERETTA, J.W. The Story of Banco Nacional de Texas and 136 Years of Banking in San Antonio de Bexar 1822-1958. San Antonio: J. W. Beretta, 1959.  pp., facsimile, illustrations. 8vo, original orange pictorial wrappers. Library stamp of Sul Ross State College and notes in ink and pencil on upper wrap, tiny abrasion and one erasure to upper wrap, otherwise very good.
First edition. CBC 284. Based on research and data compiled by Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda. Editing, copy preparation, and art layout by Claude Aniol and Associates, Advertising. Published by the author upon his retirement from management of the First National Bank of San Antonio. $15
68. BARR, Amelia E. Remember the Alamo. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1888.  431 [1, blank] pp. 12mo, original blue cloth gilt. Shelf-slanted, moderate shelf wear, corners bumped, endpapers browned, hinges and text block cracked (but holding), otherwise good. Bookplate and contemporary gift inscription on front pastedown. $10
69. BERRY, Viola Riley. The Alamo and Other Poems. Denton: News Publishing Company Printers, 1906. 153  pp., illustrations. 8vo, original green pictorial cloth gilt. Moderate shelf wear, corners bumped, hinges cracked (but holding), half-title or flyleaf absent, a few stray pencil marks to endpapers and text, otherwise good. $10
70. BOWSER, David. City of Mystery and Romance: 15 True Stories from San Antonio’s Past. N.p.: David Bowser, 1993.  pp. [iii] iv-vi folios, 40  pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original off-white pictorial wrappers. Fine. Inscribed by author to Ben Pingenot on title page and dated Dec., 1994. Autograph letter from author to Pingenot laid in.
First edition. $20
71. [BROCK, NORMAN]. McGRATH, Jack. Love Affair with Books [caption title]. San Antonio: Brock Book Store, n.d.  p., folded sheet, portrait. Photocopy of article from San Antonio Express-News, March 22, 1970, with added address of Brock Book Store and two printed business cards laid in. A few scattered fox-marks, otherwise very good. $5
72. BROUSSARD, Ray F. San Antonio During the Texas Republic: A City in Transition [wrapper title]. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1967. 40 pp., illustrations. 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers. Very fine, in original mailing envelope addressed to Dudley R. Dobie.
First edition. Southwestern Studies Monograph, no. 18. Lowman 213. $15
73. BUCKHORN CURIO STORE. Untitled folded pictorial brochure: [recto]: The Buckhorn Curio Store (Museum).... [verso]: The Buckhorn (Buckhorn Museum, Interior view). “Sunny” San Antonio Texas, where the Sunshine Spends the Winter, One of the Healthiest Cities in the U.S. Albert Friedrich, Founder. San Antonio: Buckhorn Curio Store, 1939. Illustrations, map. Folded: 15.9 x 8.7 cm; Unfolded: 30.2 x 34.9 cm. Very fine.
Attractive pamphlet. The Buckhorn Saloon was founded in the late nineteenth century by Albert Freidrich, and remains in operation as the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum. See Handbook of Texas Online: Buckhorn Saloon. $10
74. BUSHICK, Frank H. Glamorous Days. San Antonio: Naylor, 1934.  vi, 308 pp., frontispiece portrait of author. 8vo, original blue cloth. Binding lightly shelf worn with a few small dark spots, edges slightly foxed, small area of light water damage to front pastedown, else very good in very good price-clipped d.j. (browned and lightly soiled, a little wear to extremities of spine).
First edition. CBC 294 (gives date of 1940). Guns 349: “Touches upon many western outlaws, with chapters on King Fisher, Ben Thompson, and John Wesley Hardin.” Herd 384. From dust jacket blurb: “Mr. Bushick takes you on an excursion into the past presenting a panoramic pen picture of heretofore unwritten incidents of folks and places when San Antonio was the wide-open town of the gay 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.” $150
75. CATER, Guy (compiler). The Amended Charter of the City of San Antonio [wrapper title]. San Antonio: Passing Show Printing, n.d. (ca. 1915). 38 pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Staples rusting, cancelled stamp and address in ink on upper wrap, a little staining to wraps, along with small hole penetrating the first few leaves, mild uniform age toning to text, otherwise very good.
Not in CBC. $35
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