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726. KIRKPATRICK, A.Y. The Early Settlers [sic] Life in Texas and the Organization of Hill County. Waco: Texian Press, 1963. 3-107 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Other than minor wear to wrappers, a very fine copy.

    Reprint of first edition. CBC 2454b.     $35

 

Hood County

727. EWELL, Thomas T. History of Hood County, Texas, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present, Together With Biographical Sketches of Many Leading Men and Women Among the Early Settlers, as Well as Many Incidents in the Adjoining Territory; Also a Sketch of the History of Somervell County. Granbury: Granbury News, 1895. [4] [4, ads] 1-64 [4, ads] 65-76 [4, ads] 77-128 [2, ads] 129-160 [1] [1, ad] [6, Supplemental Sketch of Somervell County] pp., ads on pastedowns. 8vo, original black gilt-lettered cloth. Corners lightly bumped, endpapers lightly smudged (not affecting text), light foxing to page margins. Very good.

    First edition. CBC 2475, 4111. Herd 779: “Rare.” Howes E239.     $1,400

 

728. EWELL, Thomas T. History of Hood County [wrapper title]. Granbury: Junior Women’s Club, 1956. [1] [5, ads] 160 [12] viii [30, ads] pp., text and photographic illustrations, advertisements. 8vo, original light blue wrappers. Upper wrapper lightly stained and gently creased, corners bumped, edges discolored. Very good.

    Reprint of first edition. CBC 2475 (reprint edition). Herd 779. Howes E239. TC 989.     $75

 

729. HIGHTOWER, C.L. Hood County History in Picture and Story 1970. Fort Worth: Historical Publishers, 1970. H1-H124, 1-190 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original apricot cloth. Light shelf wear. Fine.

    First edition. TLH, p.38. Numerous newspaper articles laid in. Second part of book is paginated 1-190 and is a reprint of Hood County History by T.T. Ewell.     $60

 

730. MALONEY, Vance J. The Story of Comanche Peak, Landmark of Hood County, Texas. N.p., 1970. [6] 69 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original avocado printed wrappers. Other than fading to spine, a very fine copy. Stamped and signed by author.

    First edition. TC 991. TLH, p. 38.     $25

 

731. Texas Historical Records Survey. Inventory of the County Archives of Texas. No. 111. Hood County (Granbury). San Antonio: Texas Historical Records Survey, 1940. [6] 69 [1, blank] pp., map of Hood and surrounding counties. 4to, original blue printed wrappers, black cloth back strip, stapled. Light wear, staining, and discoloration to wrappers. Fine.

    CBC 2478.     $15

 

Hopkins County

732. HARE, David Hugh (Dick). The Tell of Time: People, Places and Things of Sulphur Bluff and Hopkins County, Texas. Hereford: Pioneer Book Publishers, 1972. viii, 140 pp., text illustrations, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original orange cloth decorated in black. Light foxing to upper edge, else very fine in fine d.j. with faded spine and light foxing.

    First edition. TC 996.     $55

 

733. ST. CLAIR, Gladys. A History of Hopkins County, Texas. Waco: Texian Press, 1965. viii, 48 [16] 49-99 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original brown cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Light foxing to margins (not affecting text). Very fine in d.j. with light fading to spine.

    First edition. The author’s master thesis, on which this book is based, is CBC 2494.     $80

 

Houston County

734. ALDRICH, Armistead Albert. The History of Houston County Texas, Together with Biographical Sketches of Many Pioneers and Later Citizens of Said Country, Who Have Made Notable Contributions to its Development and Progress. San Antonio: Naylor, 1943. xv [1, blank], 225 pp., plates. 8vo, original red cloth stamped in black. Edges and endpapers foxed, author’s obituary notice attached to front pastedown, gift card from author affixed to front endpaper. Very good in foxed and chipped d.j. Signed by author. Letter from author laid-in.

    First edition. CBC 2498. TC 999.     $150

 

Howard County

735. Howard County Historical Society. Historic Howard County [wrapper title]. Big Spring: Howard County Historical Society, n.d. [12] pp, maps, text illustrations; brochure of Gail, brochure for Potten House, Big Springs newspaper clipping, desert plant flyer, and church programs laid in. 4to, original pictorial tan wrappers, stapled. Fine.

    Illustrations by L.B. Paul, original envelope addressed to Mr. Dudley R. Dobie.     $25

 

736. HUTTO, John R. Howard County...In the Making: Personalities, Business Institutions and Other Contributing Factors in the Development of a Progressive West Texas Community from Open Frontier [wrapper title]. N.p., 1938. [76] pp. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers, stapled. Foxing to wrappers and text margins, staples rusted, else very good.

    CBC 2519. Herd 1113: “A privately printed little county history with chapters on some early Texas ranches and ranchmen.” TC 1010.     $75

 

737. PHILIPS, Shine. Big Spring: The Casual Biography of a Prairie Town. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1942. vi [2] 231 pp., text illustrations by Jerry Bywaters. 8vo, original tan pictorial cloth. Edges lightly foxed, mild uniform age toning to text, else fine in d.j. with chipping and small tears to upper edge.

    First edition. CBC 2520. Herd 1797: “Humorous story of a cow town in West Texas in its early days.”   $10

 

738. PHILIPS, Shine. Big Spring: The Casual Biography of a Prairie Town. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1942. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original yellow, brown, and black pictorial wrappers. Light wear to edges of wrappers, spine a bit dark, edges lightly foxed, mild uniform age toning to text, else near fine. Scarce in wrappers.     $25

 

Hunt County

739. COOPER, L.F. Engraved illustrated letterhead of the office of L.F. Cooper, manufacturer of harnesses, saddlery, bridles, etc., with engraving of man modeling leather wear in upper left (6 x 6 cm). Bearing a signed document dated January 30, 1897 relating to a work contract. Very good.     $75

 

740. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Hunt County Texas. [lower right] I, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office do certify that the above map of Hunt Co. is a true and correct copy of the map now in use in this office, compiled from official data. [facsimile signature] W.C. Walsh Commissioner. [lower right above neat line] Copyright 1879, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the Gen Land Office of the State of Texas [lower right below neat line] Lithographed by August Gast & Cos New Process. St. Louis. St. Louis: Gast, 1879. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, neat line to neat line: 52.3 x 35.6 cm; overall sheet size: 56.6 x 41.2 cm. Light insect damage (mostly confined to blank margins).     $400

 

Hutchinson County

741. JONES, John P. Borger: The Little Oklahoma. The Wreck of ‘27. Read It and Weep! [wrapper title]. N.p., n.d. 171 [1, blank] pp., 9 plates. 8vo, original white wrappers with red and black lettering and photographic illustrations. Wrappers lightly scuffed, else very fine. Author’s presentation copy: “From Jno. P. Jones to R.W. Aldrich”

    First edition. Guns 1194: “Rare….A story of outlawry in Texas during the modern oil-boom days.” Rader 2121.     $500

Item 741
Item 741

742. JONES, John P. Borger: The Little Oklahoma. The Wreck of ‘27. Read It and Weep! [wrapper title]. N.p., n.d. Another copy, unsigned. Upper wrapper badly chipped, partially detached, corners bumped, else good.     $400

 

743. JONES, John P. (Slim). Borger: The Little Oklahoma. Read It and Weep! [wrapper title]. N.p., n.d. 88 pp., 21 plates. 8vo, original white wrappers with red and black lettering and photographic illustrations. Wrappers lightly chipped and smudged, else very fine. Author’s presentation copy: “To Captain R.W. Aldrich from Jno. P. Jones.”

    First edition. Guns 1195: “A companion piece to the author’s first book in which he continues to reveal then conditions of the Texas oil fields. His language is so plain and his accusations so pointed that both books were suppressed; hence their rarity.”    $475

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Item 741

744. WHITE, John H. Borger: A History and the Real Facts about the Most Talked of Town in Texas and the Southwest. [wrapper title]. N.p., 1929. [96] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original orange printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers worn, missing upper corner (not affecting text), text browned. Good.

    Cf. CBC 2557. Rare pamphlet detailing the underworld of Borger.     $250

 

Irion County

745. CRAWFORD, Leta. A History of Irion County Texas. Waco: Texian Press, 1966. vii [1, blank], 72 [12] 73-152 pp., frontispiece, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Edges foxed, endpapers stained. Fine in lightly worn and faded d.j.

    First edition. TC 1033.     $45

 

Jack County

746. HORTON, Thomas F. History of Jack County, Being Accounts of Pioneer Times, Excerpts from County Court Records, Indian Stories, Biographical Sketches, and Interesting Events. Jacksboro: Gazette Print, n.d. [4] 166 pp. 8vo, original grey cloth over grey wrappers, stapled. Minor staining to wrappers, very light foxing to edges. Fine.

    First edition. CBC 2565. Guns 1035: “This little book, which contains some material on Sam Bass and his gang, is quite rare because most of the editions were burned.” Herd 1069: “Scarce.”. Howes H653.     $300

 

747. HUCKABAY, Ida Lasater. Ninety-Four Years in Jack County 1854-1948. Austin: Steck, 1949. xvi, 513 [1, appendix] pp., fold-out map, tables, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Light shelf wear, corners bumped, text lightly browned. Fine. Signed by author.

    First edition. CBC 2566. Guns 1059. Herd 1088.Author mistakenly listed as Huckaby.     $135

 

748. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Map of Jack County Texas. [below title] I, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office do certify that this Map of Jack 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 [upper right above map] Copyright 1879. W.C. Walsh Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas [lower left below map] 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 46.8 cm. Map surface lightly rubbed and soiled, browning to lower portion of map sheet, small stains and spots (mostly confined to lower left blank corner and lower blank margins), a few small chips and short tear to blank margins, small areas of insect damage (mostly confined to blank margins).     $400

 

749. WEBB, Gilbert (comp.). Four Score Years in Jack County, 1860-1940. Jacksboro, 1940. 3-34 pp., numerous advertisements, photographic illustrations. 4to, original brown printed wrappers, stapled. Light wear to upper wrapper, else very fine.

    CBC 2577. Herd 2252: “Scarce.” TC 1037. TLH, p. 41.     $65

 

Jackson County

750. TEXAS HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVERY. Inventory of the County Archives of Texas. No. 120. Jackson County (Edna). Jackson County: Texas Historical Records Survey & Works Projects Administration, 1940. viii, 103 pp., map of Jackson and surrounding counties. 4to, original blue printed wrappers, black cloth back strip, stapled. Light staining to wrappers, else fine.

    CBC 2587.     $15

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