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751. TAYLOR, I[ra] T[homas]. The Cavalcade of Jackson County. San Antonio: Naylor, 1938. xii [4] 471 pp., 2 plates. 8vo, original blue cloth, spine and upper cover gilt-lettered and ruled. Top corner bumped, gilt dull, binding with a few spots, light foxing of endpapers and edges, else very good in worn and water-stained d.j.

    First edition. CBC 2590. TC 1050.     $50

 

752. TAYLOR, I[ra] T[homas]. The Cavalcade of Jackson County. San Antonio: Naylor, 1938. xii [4] 471 pp., 2 plates. 8vo, original red cloth, spine and upper cover gilt-lettered and ruled. Corners bumped, spine lightly soiled, light foxing of endpapers and edges, else very good. Lacking d.j.

    Second edition. CBC 2590.     $35

 

Jeff Davis County

753. [MAP]. TEXAS. Map of Jeff Davis County, Texas. [bottom left above neat line] Lands of individuals or Companies are the odd numbered surveys. School Lands are even numbered surveys. School Lands Sold, are indicated thus: [square box inscribed with X]. N.p., n.d. Lithograph map mounted on thin poster board, neat line to neat line: 30.1 x 45.3 cm; overall sheet size: 35.8 x 52 cm. Diagonal crease across map surface from top to bottom with some areas of tearing, tears and 3 cm void in map surface near bottom left corner (not affecting map image or text), scattered pinholes and small spots, hand print in bottom left corner (not affecting map), a few chips in blank margins of map sheet, annotations in ink and pencil.     $200

 

754. SCOBEE, Barry. Fort Davis, Texas: 1583-1960. Fort Davis: Barry Scobee, 1963. xiv, 220 pp., frontispiece, plates, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original blue cloth, spine and upper cover gilt-lettered. Gilt dull, endpapers browned with tape stains, otherwise a very good copy in sunned and lightly chipped d.j. Inscribed by author to E.R. Wyatt on half title.

    Not in CBC. Guns 1964: “Has material on Jesse Evans, Billy the Kid, Jim Gillett, and John Selman.” TC 1062.     $110

 

755. SCOBEE, Barry. Nick Mersfelder: A Remarkable Man. Fort Davis: Fort Davis Historical Society, 1969. 63 [1, colophon] pp., numerous photographic illustrations. 8vo, original white wrappers with photographic illustration. Upper cover lightly stained, inside front cover foxed, else fine.

    TC 1063.     $20

 

756. SCOBEE, Barry. Old Fort Davis. San Antonio: Naylor, 1947. ix [1, blank], 101 pp., frontispiece of Old Fort Davis, plates. 8vo, original brown cloth stamped in dark-brown. Light shelf wear, edges slightly foxed, tape stains and some foxing to endpapers, browning from acid migration on and opposite plates, otherwise very good in price-clipped d.j. (soiled and a bit worn with a small area of insect damage, light foxing, chipping, spine sunned). Front free endpaper signed by author and dated 8-2-51.

    First edition. CBC 2615. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Remington 1337). Guns 1965: “Has material on Jesse Evans, Billy the Kid, Jim Gillett, and John Selman.” Herd 2025. TC 1064.     $40

 

757. SCOBEE, Barry. Old Fort Davis. San Antonio: Naylor, 1947. Another copy, not signed. Light shelf wear, edges slightly foxed, else very good in lightly and sunned d.j.     $35

 

758. UTLEY, Robert M. Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas. Washington D.C.: National Park Service, 1965. [4] 62 pp., numerous photographic illustrations, numerous maps. 8vo, original white printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers lightly soiled, else fine.

    National Park Service Historical Handbook Series No. 38. Numerous newspaper and magazine clippings related to Fort Davis included.     $5

 

Jefferson County

759. ADAMS, L.I., Jr. Time and Shadows. Waco: Davis Brothers, 1971. ix [3] 297 [1, blank] pp., 40 leaves of illustration (mainly photographic, not included in pagination). 8vo, original red cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Near fine in a lightly chipped d.j.

    First edition.     $50

 

760. Beaumont: A Gateway to the Marts of the World. Beaumont: Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, 1910. 72 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original color pictorial wrappers. Light insect damage to upper wrapper at spine, wrapper detached at head of spine, minor chipping, light staining to edges, else fine.

    Not in CBC.     $85

 

761. CLARK, James A. & Michel T. Habouty. Spindletop. New York: Random House, 1952. xvi, 306 pp., plates, text illustrations, end page maps. 8vo, original pictorial orange and black cloth. Fine in fine, lightly rubbed, pictorial d.j.

    First edition. BTB 30: “This is the best account of the great discovery of oil near Beaumont.” CBC 2633. TC 1082.     $35

 

762. EAST, Lorecia. History and Progress of Jefferson County. Dallas: Royal Publishing, 1961. [2] 168 pp., numerous photographic illustrations. 8vo, original peach cloth. Very fine in fine d.j.

    CBC 2638. TC 1074.     $45

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Item 763

763. FEDERAL WRITERS’ PROJECT. WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION. AMERICAN GUIDE SERIES. Beaumont: A Guide to the City and Its Environs. Houston: Anson Jones Press, [1939]. xiv, 167 [1, colophon] pp., frontispiece, numerous photographic illustrations, illustrated chapter headings, endpaper maps. 8vo, original half beige cloth over pictorial wood veneer boards. Light foxing to edges, tail of spine lightly bumped, small spot on front cover, otherwise near fine in slightly browned, lightly spotted, and torn pictorial d.j. (no losses, VFW stamp on back).

    First edition. CBC 2623. Brewer 790.     $40

    Item 763
Item 763

764. FEDERAL WRITERS’ PROJECT. WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION. AMERICAN GUIDE SERIES. Port Arthur. Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1940. xvii [1, blank], 164 pp., numerous photographic illustrations, illustrated chapter headings, endpaper maps. 8vo, original brown and cream pictorial cloth. Light shelf wear, cover rubbed, minimal foxing to edges, else near fine with no d.j.

    First edition. CBC 2624. Brewer 794. TLH, p. 43.     $40

 

765. HAMILL, Curtis G. We Drilled Spindletop! [wrapper title]. Houston, 1957. 39 [1] pp., text and photographic illustrations. 12mo, original tan wrappers, stapled. Fine.

    Not in CBC.     $35

 

766. HOUSE, Boyce. Roaring Ranger: The World’s Biggest Boom. San Antonio: Naylor, 1951. vii, [1, blank], 122 pp., 12 plates. 8vo, original brown cloth stamped in black. Light shelf wear, light foxing to endpapers. Fine in spine sunned pictorial d.j.

    Not in CBC.     $50

 

767. JOHNSON, Thelma, et al. The Spindle Top Oil Field: A History of Its Discovery and Development. N.p., 1927. 63 [1] pp., chart, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers faded, else very fine.     $200

 

768. ROBINSON, Spencer W. (comp.). Spindletop: Where Oil Became An Industry. N.p., 1951. vii, 2-201 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, navy cloth stamped in gilt. Light foxing to endpapers, else very fine.

    Not in CBC.     $25

 

769. STRATTON, Florence. The Story of Beaumont. N.p, n.d (ca. 1925). 196 pp., 33 plates, photographic illustrations, map. 12mo, original olive cloth stamped in black. Spine lightly sunned, binding with minor insect damage and scuffing, browning opposite plates and map, text block cracked, else good.

Not in CBC. TC 1085.     $75

 

770. STRATTON, Florence. The Story of Beaumont. N.p, n.d. 210 pp., 33 plates, photographic illustrations, map. 12mo, original olive cloth with tipped-on illustration. Spine lightly sunned, slight shelf wear, a few fox marks to endpapers, browning opposite plates and map, else very good.

Not in CBC.     $85

 

771. Swindletop—A Texas Titan [wrapper title]. New York: American Petroleum Institute, 1945. [12] pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original blue pictorial wrappers, stapled. Very good.

    Not in CBC.     $15

 

Jim Hogg County

772. HEBBRONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 50th Anniversary Jim Hogg County [wrapper title]. Hebbronville Chamber of Commerce, 1963. [190] pp., numerous photographic illustrations, numerous advertisements. 4to, original gold and black pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wrappers lightly smudged and discolored, slight foxing to edges. Fine.

    CBC 2673  $20

 

773. HEBBRONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. City Map of Hebbronville Texas with Jim Hogg County. Hebbronville Chamber of Commerce, n.d. Folding double-sided pamphlet with printed black and white map on one side, highlighting major streets, schools, government buildings, and sponsoring merchants; neat line to neat line: 40 x 25 cm; overall: 43.5 x 27 cm; folded: 21.5 x 9 cm. Second side includes photographic illustrations, historical data, and a map of the county. Light wear. Fine.     $15

 

774. HEBBRONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Hebbronville: County of Jim Hogg, Texas. Hebbronville, n.d. [4] pp. Unbound two-color folded sheet, overall sheet: 21.7 x 28 cm; folded: 21.7 x 14 cm, photographic illustrations. Blue ink notation on front panel, else near fine.     $10

 

775. LEA, Tom. “Randado,” in TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. Fifty-Eighth Annual Meeting, April 30 and May 1, 1954. Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1954. [4] pp. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers foxed and lightly creased, else very good.

    Not in CBC. Reprint of the text of Randado. “This year, with the theme of the annual meeting built around the subject of horses, Tom Lea of El Paso has generously consented to the reprinting of the text of Randado, a booklet for which he supplied text and pictures to Carl Hertzog in 1941. Only twenty-five copies of Randado were offered for sale and thus it was extremely scarce even at the moment of its birth. In the intervening years Tom Lea has won acclaim both as an artist and as a writer, but copies of Randado remained as fugitive as the physical remains of the horse ranch which first bore the name. Now the text may have circulation as part of the Association’s annual meeting program of 1954. Copies may be preserved through many decades to delight those who believe in the Texas tradition and those who thrill to the story of horses” (H. Bailey Carroll in his preface to this reprinting).     $50 

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