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701. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. MILLER. G.K. (photographer). Three photographic prints of San Marcos, Texas. Included are:

Head of the San Marcos River, at Aquarena Springs. Matte gelatin silver print mounted on board. Ink inscription in lower left-hand corner of print: “Copyrighted 1905 by G.K. Miller.” Ink inscription on board verso: “‘The Head of the River San Marcos’ (1905) | Handwriting lower left corner: | ‘Copyrighted 1905 by G.K. Miller.’” Image: 20.9 x 26 cm; Board: 32 x 38 cm. [Cooper: G.K. Miller, 1905]. Image a bit yellowed, lightly rubbed and soiled, a few small chips to image surface, a bit of insect damage to board mount and margins of print (slightly affecting image), corners of board worn, overall fair, but image still sharp and attractive.

“Old Main” building, Texas State University, with large group of students in foreground and some in windows. Matte gelatin silver print mounted on board with photographer’s imprint on lower left-hand corner of recto. Ink inscription in lower left-hand corner of print: “Copyrighted 1905 by G.K. Miller.” Lengthy inscription in ink on board verso, commencing “‘Old Main and Her Students’–1905 (Some are in the upper windows) | Copyrighted 1905 by G.K. Miller | Note the gables, turrets, Gothic (?) windows....” Image: 20.4 x 26 cm; Board: 31.3 x 37.8 cm. Cooper: G.K. Miller, [1905]. Image yellowed and exhibiting some light silver mirroring and darkening of bright areas of sky above building, a few small stains to image, several tiny chips to blank margins of print, (not affecting image), board lightly worn and soiled, with pin holes in bottom corners, overall good. Image is very sharp, showing a remarkable amount of detail in small features, such as the students’ faces and the building’s brickwork.

U.S. Fish Hatchery with “Old Main” in the background. Matte gelatin silver print mounted on board. Ink inscription in lower left-hand corner of print: “Copyrighted 1905 by G.K. Miller.” Ink inscription on board verso: “‘In the shadows of Old Main’–U.S. Fish Hatchery | San Marcos, Texas | Note: the small outbuilding near Old Main was | the Women’s Privy! | Handwriting in lower left corner: ‘Copyrighted 1905 by G.K. Miller.’” Image: 20.4 x 26 cm; board: 32 x 38 cm. [Cooper: G.K. Miller, 1905]. Image a bit yellowed and exhibiting some silver mirroring, a few light scratches and small scuffs and abrasions to image surface, a bit of wear to blank margins of print and board mount (not affecting image), overall good.     $100

Item 701
Item 701

702. ROGERS, Minnie Lea (ed.). Driftwood Heritage: The History of Driftwood, Texas. Driftwood: Driftwood Ladies-Aid, 1970. [10] 192 pp., half-title with vignette, map, 21 pp. of photographic illustrations. 8vo, original green buckram, spine and upper cover gilt lettered. Near fine in very good d.j. Inscribed by editor.

    First edition. TC 961.     $50

 

703. SAN MARCOS ACADEMY. Catalogue 1923-1924. San Marcos, [1923]. 80 pp., photographic illustrations, one tipped-in application form. 4to, original brown printed and embossed wrappers. Wrappers stained and with small tears, front endpaper with signs of insect damage.

    Not in CBC. Unusual item providing perspective on early twentieth-century private education in Texas.     $45

 

704. [SAN MARCOS AIR FORCE BASE]. Photographic montage of personnel at the San Marcos Air Force Base. N.p., 1952. Gelatin silver print, 26 x 34.8 cm. Wrinkles to print, small tear along upper and lower edge, overall good condition.     $20

 

705. SAN MARCOS BAPTIST ACADEMY. Golden Anniversary 1958: 50 Years of Glorious History of San Marcos Baptist Academy. N.p., 1958. [22] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original gold wrappers, stapled. Light bumps to wrapper corners. Fine.

    Not in CBC.     $30

 

706. SAN MARCOS RECORD. An Urban Renewal Progress Report: Building a Better San Marcos. San Marcos, 1971. 8 pp., photographic illustrations, map. Folio. Creased where folded, else very good.

    Separately issued section of the San Macros Record newspaper for September 16, 1971.     $15

 

707. Southwestern Conservatory of Music. San Antonio, Maverick-Clarke Litho, [1916]. [20] pp., photographic illustrations. Oblong 12mo, original printed cream wrappers, stapled, white string tie. Wrappers stained, insect damage to spine, minor foxing to interior, else very good.

    Not in CBC.     $35

 

708. STROM, Ann Miller. The Prairie City: A History of Kyle, Texas 1880-1980. Burnet: Nortex, 1981. x, 481 [4] pp., photographic illustrations, endpaper map. 8vo, original navy cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Fine in moderately worn d.j. with some rubbing at spine and corners.

    First edition. TLH, p.36.     $100

 

709. SULLIVAN, Dulcie. The LS Brand: The Story of a Texas Panhandle Ranch. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1968. 178 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original terracotta cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Fore-edge foxed, else fine in fine pictorial d.j.

    First edition. Number 6 in The M.K. Brown Range Life Series.     $30

 

710. TALBOT, Zora M. Stringtown. [Corpus Christi]: University of Corpus Christi Press, 1961. vii [1, blank], 71 pp., illustrated title, text and photographic illustrations. 8vo, original beige pictorial cloth. Endpapers heavily stained, else very good in d.j. with moderate foxing and well-faded spine

    First edition. Not in CBC. TC 971.     $30

 

711. TALLEY, Jane (editor). A Survey of Hays County. San Marcos: League of Women Voters of San Marcos, 1978. [2] iv, 49 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original printed red wrappers, stapled. Other than sunned spine, a fine copy.

    Overview of government, schools, and agencies in Hays County. Lower wrapper: “Printed by Students in the Advanced Printing Class, Gary Job Corps Center, San Marcos, Texas.”     $20

 

712. Texas Historical Records Survey. Inventory of the County Archives of Texas. No. 105. Hays County (San Marcos). San Antonio: Texas Historical Records Survey, 1940. [6] 105 pp., map of Hays and surrounding counties. 4to, original blue printed wrappers, black cloth back strip, stapled. Light wear to edges. Fine.

    CBC 2371.     $15

 

713. TEXAS STATEWIDE RECORDS PROJECT. Index to Probate Cases of Texas. No. 105. Hays County, November 22, 1848—December 15, 1939. San Antonio: Statewide Records Indexing and Inventory Program, 1942. [4] pp., 49 folios, map of Hays and surrounding counties. 4to, original blue printed wrappers, black cloth back strip, stapled. Wrappers slightly smudged and faded, else fine.

    CBC 2370.     $15

 

714. The Officers and Ladies of Camp Gary, Texas | request the pleasure of | Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Damon | company to attend the | Second Anniversary Ball of Camp Gary, Texas | on Saturday, the Thirteenth of December | at nine o’clock | Camp Gary Officer’s Open Mess| R.S.V.P.–Export 23311 Semi-formal. 8.5 x 20.5 cm, beige card stock, typewritten. Stained (not affecting text), hand-written confirmation note at lower center. Very good.

    Printed invitation to Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Damon for the Second Anniversary Ball of Camp Gary, Texas.     $2

 

715. TOUNGATE, Frances A. A History of the Buda Schools [cover title]. Buda, n.d. 16 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original white printed wrappers, stapled. Other than cover stains, a very fine copy.     $25

 

716. WIMBERLEY, C.W. Wimberley Hills: A Pioneer Heritage. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1969. [10] 105 pp., text and photographic illustrations, illustrated endpapers. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Fine.

    First edition. TC 972.     $20

 

717. WYATT, Tula Townsend (comp.). Historical Markers in Hays County, 1907-1976. San Marcos: Hays County Historical Commission, 1977. [2] i-ii [2] iii-v [5] 228 [30] pp., numerous photographic illustrations. 4to, original green gilt cloth. Foot of spine bumped, else fine.

    First edition, limited edition (one of 500 copies, signed by Wyatt). TLH, p. 36.     $65

 

718. YELVINGTON, Henry. A Collection of Human Interest Stories as They Originally Appeared in Newspapers on Which the Author Worked During His Thirty-Five Years of News Writing. San Marcos: Record Print, n.d.. 31 [1, blank] pp. 12mo, original printed salmon wrappers, stapled. Wrappers bumped on lower edge, else very fine. Signed by author.     $25

 

Hemphill County

719. [CROCCHIOLA, Stanley Francis Louis] (F. Stanley, pseud.). Rodeo Town (Canadian, Texas). Denver: World Press, 1953. [12] 418 pp. 8vo, original blue cloth. Fine in lightly worn d.j., signed by author.

    First edition, limited edition (#97 of 500 copies). CBC 2395. Herd 2150. History of Hemphill County, in the Texas Panhandle, with brief biographies and anecdotes, some involving ranch women.     $150

Item 719
Item 719

 

Henderson County

720. CLARK, Joy (ed.). Chandler: It’s [sic] History and People, 1880 to 1980. Chandler: Chandler Historical Society, 1981. 23 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations, maps, facsimiles. 8vo, original brick red cloth decorated in gilt and silver. Upper cover slightly discolored at fore-edge, tail bumped, else fine. Inscribed to Dudley Dobie from Ralph W. Yarborough.

    First edition. TC 978.     $50

 

721. FAULK, J.J. History of Henderson County, Texas. Recording Names of Early Pioneers, Their Struggles and Handicaps, Condition and Appearance of the County, Advancement and Progress to the Present. Athens: Athens Review Printing, 1929. [16] 10-322 [6] pp., frontispiece portrait, plates. 8vo, original gilt blue cloth stamped in gilt. Front hinge cracked (but holding), blank margins of title and frontispiece lightly foxed. Very good.

    First edition. CBC 2400a.     $225

 

722. HENDERSON COUNTY FAMILY HISTORY BOOK COMMITTEE. Family Histories of Henderson County, Texas, 1846-1981: A Collection of Family Sketches and Biographies of the People of Henderson County. Dallas: Taylor Publishing, 1981. 320 pp., numerous photographic illustrations, endpaper charts. 4to, original brick red cloth decorated in gilt. Upper cover bumped at fore-edge, slightly scuffed, else very fine.

    First edition, limited edition (#692 of 1,000). TLH, p.37.     $75

 

Hidalgo County

723. CHATELLE, Miriam. For We Love Our Valley Home. San Antonio: Naylor, 1948. [2] x [8] 114 [2] [28, ads] pp., plates, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth. Edges lightly foxed. Good in fair d.j., with chipping and tears on upper edges and spine.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $30

 

724. HAWKINS, Walace. El Sal del Rey. Austin: [Carl Hertzog for] Texas State Historical Association, 1947. ix [3] 68 [2] pp., text illustrations by José Cisneros, maps, endpaper maps, folding letters. 8vo, original white gilt cloth. Fine in lightly rubbed d.j.

    First edition. Not in CBC. TC 980. Lowman 47.     $45

 

Hill County

725. HILL COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION. A History of Hill County, Texas 1853-1980. Waco: Texian Press, 1980. ix [1, blank], 518 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original brown cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Corners bumped, foxing to fore-edge. Very good in foxed and lightly chipped d.j.

    First edition. TLH, p. 38.     $65

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