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651. FARRAR, R.M. The Story of Buffalo Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel. Houston: Chamber of Commerce, [1926]. [32] pp., large folding map tipped onto lower wrap, photographic illustrations, facsimile. Oblong 8vo, original cream printed wrappers, stapled. Wraps lightly worn with a few marks to lower wrap, ink stamp compliments of Union National Bank on title page, a few small stains to p. [32] and map, map lightly browned, overall very good.

    First edition. CBC 2231.     $100

 

652. FEDERAL WRITERS’ PROJECT. WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION. AMERICAN GUIDE SERIES. Houston: A History and Guide. Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1942. xii, 363 pp., maps, 48 plates, illustrations, endpaper maps. 8vo, original pink pictorial cloth. Light shelf-wear to binding, very slight foxing adjacent to plates, otherwise very good in d.j. (browned and lightly worn with a small amount of scattered insect damage).

    First edition. CBC 2196. Brewer 792. TC 901.     $45

Item 652
Item 652

653. FLETCHER, Herbert (editor). Harris County, Republic of Texas, 1839-45. Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1950. [4] 7-30 pp. 8vo, original white printed wrappers, stapled. Fine in tattered glassine envelope. Signed and dated 2/15/52 by editor on front cover.

    First edition. CBC 2232.     $35

 

654. FLETCHER, Herbert (editor). Harris County, Republic of Texas, 1839-45. Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1950. Another copy. Fine aside from light wear to wraps and foxing to edges. Signed by editor and dated 10/30/51 on title page.     $30

 

655. FLETCHER, Herbert (editor). Harris County, Republic of Texas, 1839-45. Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1950. Another copy, not signed. Fine aside from slight soiling to wraps and foxing to edges.     $25

 

656. FUERMANN, George. Houston: Land of the Big Rich. Garden City: Doubleday, 1951. 255 [1, blank] pp., double-page illustrated title, three inserted double page illustrations, and endpaper illustrations by Lowell Collins. 8vo, original grey cloth. Binding slightly shelf-worn with a few small spots, corners lightly bumped, a little foxing to edges, otherwise very good in lightly worn d.j. (spine sunned).

    First edition. CBC 2237. TC 902.     $10

 

657. FUERMANN, George. Houston: The Feast Years. An Illustrated Essay. Houston: Premier Printing, 1962. [2] 50 pp., woodcut illustrations by Lowell Collins, photographs by Owen Johnson, historical photographs. 8vo, original beige pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine aside from slight wear and browning to wraps.

    First edition. CBC 2236. TC 897.     $5

 

658. FUERMANN, George. Reluctant Empire. Garden City: Doubleday, 1957. 284 pp., text illustrations and illustrated endpapers by E.M. Schiwetz. 8vo, original grey cloth. Slight shelf wear and sunning to extremities of spine, edges lightly foxed, endpapers browned, otherwise near fine in slightly browned d.j.

    First edition. CBC 2238.     $10

 

659. FUERMANN, George. The Face of Houston. Houston: Premier Printing, 1963. [2] 60 [2] pp., map, photographic illustrations by Owen Johnson, illustrated endpapers by E.M. Schiwetz. Small 4to, original buff cloth. Fine in rubbed and lightly edge-worn d.j.

    First edition. CBC 2235.     $10

 

660. HILL, George A., Jr. Houston: The Capital of the Republic. An Address by Geo. A. Hill, Jr. of Houston, Texas, August 30, 1935, Founder’s Day Celebration, Ninety-ninth Anniversary of Houston, at the Rice Hotel (Site of the Former Capitol of the Republic of Texas). Houston: Rein Company, 1935. 15 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original white printed wrappers, stapled. Fine aside from slight wear to wraps and a few notes in ink and pencil. Author’s signed inscription to J. Frank Dobie inside upper wrap.

    First edition. CBC 2252. TC 893.     $40

 

661. HILL, George A., Jr. Houston: The Capital of the Republic.... Houston: Rein Company, 1935. Another copy, not signed. Wraps lightly worn, soiled, and foxed, otherwise near fine.

    First edition. CBC 2252.     $25

 

662. HILL, George A., Jr. & James Monroe Hill. The Centennial Celebration of the Battle of San Jacinto. Address Delivered by George A. Hill, Jr. before the Kiwanis Club of Houston, Tex., on the Eve of the Centennial Celebration of the Battle of San Jacinto, Together with a Written Description of the Battle by James Monroe Hill, a Participant Therein [wrapper title]. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1936. 19 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original white printed wrappers, stapled. Near fine: a little scattered foxing to wraps and first and last leaves, pamphlet lightly creased vertically.

    First edition. Not in CBC. 74th Congress, 2nd Session, Document No. 253.     $30

 

663. [HOUSTON, TEXAS]. The Industrial Advantages of Houston, Texas, and Environs, Also, Series of Comprehensive Sketches of the City’s Representative Business Enterprises. Bryan: Fuller Printing, 1977. 136 [4] pp., map, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original white printed wrappers. Fine aside from a few fox-marks and slight wear to wraps.

    Limited edition (#627 of 712 copies). Reprint of 1894 edition (Houston: Akehurst Publishing Co.). Not in CBC. TC 918. TLH, p. 35.     $25

 

664. HOUSTON CHRONICLE. Booster Guide Book 1924...Houston, Galveston, and Vicinity [wrapper title]. Houston, ca. 1924. [70] pp., illustrations, ads, maps on lower wrap. 8vo, original white pictorial wrappers printed in color with brown cloth backstrip. Wraps browned and lightly worn, a little insect damage to wraps and edges, uniform age toning to text, overall good.

    Not in CBC.     $55

 

665. HOUSTON FOUNDATION. Report of the Houston Foundation. Houston, 1917. 103 [1] pp., illustrations (mostly photographic). 8vo, original black wrappers lettered in red. Light wear to fragile wraps, small tear at foot of spine, upper wrap pulling free from title page (but holding), title page foxed, insect damage to blank margins of title page and final three leaves, overall good condition.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $50

 

666. HOUSTON POST. The Houston Post Almanac, 1897 [wrapper title]. Houston: Houston Printing, 1897. 416 pp., tables. 12mo, original white pictorial wrappers. Wraps worn and browned with scattered insect damage. 3.5 cm chip nearly detached at head of spine, text browned, wraps coming unglued from text block (but holding), overall good. Rare in commerce.     $300

Item 666
Item 666

667. JUSTMAN, Dorothy E. German Colonists and Their Descendants in Houston, including Usener and Allied Families. Quanah and Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1974. [3] xi, 352 [1, blank] pp., maps, photographic illustrations, facsimiles. 4to, original green cloth gilt. Fine in d.j. (rubbed, spine browned, one short tear).

    First edition. TC 876. Cf. TLH, p. 35.     $30

 

668. KEMP, L.W. & Ed Kilman. The Battle of San Jacinto and the San Jacinto Campaign. N.p., 1947. 43 [1] pp., frontispiece, illustrations. 12mo, original beige pictorial wrappers, stapled. Upper wrap stained, small stains on blank recto of frontispiece, slight insect damage to blank margin of p. 23, otherwise good. Signed by both authors on title page, inscribed by L.W. Kemp to Walter P. Webb, April 10, 1947, on title page verso.

    Not in CBC.     $75

 

669. KEMP, L.W. & Ed Kilman. The Battle of San Jacinto and the San Jacinto Campaign. N.p., 1947. Another copy, not signed. Staples rusted, scattered foxing to interior, else very good.     $65

 

670. [LA PORTE, TEXAS]. HISTORICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE (compilers). Historical Brochure: A Record of the Celebration of the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Founding of La Porte, Texas, May 17-24, 1964. N.p., 1964. [36] pp., photographic illustrations, ads. 4to, original beige pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps browned and slightly worn, otherwise near fine.

    First edition.     $25

 

671. LOOSCAN, Adele B. The Beginnings of Houston: An Extract from “Harris County 1822-1845”. [Austin]: Texas State Historical Association, n.d. 31 [1, blank] pp. [bound with] JONES, Anson C. Early History of Harris County, Texas [wrapper title]. Houston: Union National Bank, n.d. 15 [1, blank] pp. [bound with] Houston and Galveston in the Years 1837-8 [wrapper title]. Houston: Union National Bank, n.d. 35 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, Black cloth gilt over original cream printed wrappers. Slight shelf wear to binding, upper hinge starting, endpapers browned, bookplate of Harris County Historical Society on front pastedown, several ink ownership inscriptions present, including J.C. Ingram (historical society president), newspaper clippings tipped onto verso of front free endpaper, occasional scattered foxing to interior, small void in corner of lower wrap of last item, overall very good. Tiny Texas flag laid in

    Three separate reprint items in wrappers bound together in cloth binding. Last item reprinted from the Hesperian, or Western Magazine (Columbus, Ohio, 1838). Jones item is CBC 2270, reprinted from 1879 Burke’s Texas Almanac, other items not in CBC.     $55

 

672. LOOSCAN, Adele B. Harris County, 1822-1845 [wrapper title]. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, [1915]. 78 pp., folding map. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Wraps lightly worn with small tears to extremities of spine, otherwise very good. Inscribed “Compliments of Mrs. A.B. Looscan” on upper wrap, ink correction in same hand to p. 37.

    First separate edition. Reprinted from The Southwestern Historical Quarterly XVIII:2-4, XIX:1. CBC 2277.     $25

 

673. LOOSCAN, Adele B. Harris County, 1822-1845 [wrapper title]. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, [1915]. Another copy, bound with BRISCOE, P. The First Railroad in Texas [wrapper title]. Houston: Union National Bank, 1928. 8 pp. 8vo, green cloth gilt over original tan and beige printed wrappers. Gilt dull, Tejas Club library stamp on front free endpaper, small abrasion and pen mark to lower pastedown, wraps of second item a bit creased and soiled, evidence of removal of rear flyleaf, overall very good.

    Second item reprinted from The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, not in CBC.     $45

 

674. McCOMB, David G. Houston: The Bayou City. Austin and London: University of Texas Press, 1969. [12] 315 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, map, 8 plates. 8vo, original orange cloth gilt. Light shelf wear to extremities of spine, edges foxed, a few fox-marks to text, otherwise very good in d.j. (slight insect damage).

    First edition. TC 891.     $20

 

675. McCOMB, David G. Houston: A History. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981. [12] 288 pp., maps, 14 plates. 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Fine aside from slight foxing to edges, in lightly rubbed and foxed d.j.

    First edition thus. Revised and expanded edition of Houston: The Bayou City (see previous item). TC 892. TLH, p. 35.     $40

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