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Texas County and Local History
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901. DUNN, William Edward. “The Apache Mission on the San Saba River: Its Founding and Failure” from The Southwestern Historical Quarterly 17:4, 1914. Pp. 379-414, folding map. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Wrappers mildly worn, edges lightly foxed, else near fine. Unopened.
902. HUNTER, John W. Rise and Fall of the Mission San Saba, to Which is Appended a Brief History of the Bowie or Almagres Mine, Also a Sketch of Summerland and Its Builders. N.p., 1905. 84 pp., photographic illustrations, folding map. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Wrappers browned, stained, and chipped, endpapers and margins foxed, overall good.
First edition. CBC 3283. HowesH817. $125
903. HUNTER, John W. Rise and Fall of the Mission San Saba, to Which is Appended a Brief History of the Bowie or Almagres Mine, Also a Sketch of Summerland and Its Builders. Bandera: Frontier Times, 1935.  84 pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers foxed, endpapers and margins foxed, else fine.
Reprint edition. CBC 3283 (referring to 1905 edition). Howes H817 (referring to 1905 edition). $75
904. LUCKENBACH, Marjorie Russell. Spur of Death. Menard: Western Advertising, 1975.  177 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original red cloth. Near fine in torn (but complete) d.j. Newspaper review laid in. Inscribed by author of front free endpaper.
Mystery-suspense novel with strong local history content. $35
905. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Map of Menard County, Texas. [below title] I, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner General Land Office do certify that the above Map of Menard County is a true and correct copy of the Map now in use in this Office compiled from official data. [upper right] Lithographed by August Gast & Cos New Process, St. Louis [upper left] Copyright 1879. W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the Genl Land Office of the State of Texas. St. Louis: Gast, 1879. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, overall sheet size: 46 x 61.4 cm. Small tears to right blank margin (repaired with tape on poster board verso) and at lower center of map, tape stains to blank margin of upper right corner, surface of map stained from adhesive used in mounting to poster board, notations in ink and pencil to map. $400
906. [SAN SABA PAINTING]. Brochure illustrating the untitled painting of the destruction of the Franciscan mission of San Saba in the Province of Texas, ca. 1760. Austin: David Holman at Wind River Press for Dorothy Sloan, November 1989. Small oblong folio brochure with large color illustration of painting and two pages of text with Spanish and English versions of the legends on the painting. New, as issued.
Limited edition (500 copies). Documents “the most important Texas historical painting extant” (Goetzmann). $15
907. WEDDLE, Robert S. The San Sabá Mission: Spanish Pivot in Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1964. 13  239 pp., map, text illustration. 8vo, original brown cloth. Other than mild foxing to endpapers and fore-edges, a fine copy in lightly worn pictorial d.j.
CBC 3294. TC 1286. $35
908. WINSLOW, Edith Black. In Those Days: Memoirs of Edwards Plateau. San Antonio: Naylor, 1950. ix, 184 pp., 4 plates. 12mo, original blue cloth. Top edge bumped, endpapers lightly foxed, else very fine in sunned and torn d.j.
First edition. Not in CBC. Herd 2546. $85
909. GRIFFIN, John Howard. Land of the High Sky. Midland: First National Bank of Midland, 1959.  xv  212 pp. 8vo, original green cloth. Spine bumped, off-setting of d.j. onto endpapers, otherwise very good in a chipped, discolored, and price-clipped d.j.
CBC 3300. TC 1288. TLH, p. 55. $25
910. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. SYMONDS, H.G. (photographer). Photograph of Midland, Texas with approaching sandstorm in background. Glossy collodion print mounted on card. In white at lower left of image: “Sand storm passed over Midland Tex. | Febry 20th 94 6 P.M. | H.G. Symonds Photor.” Image: 15.6 x 21 cm; Card: 20 x 25.3 cm. N.p.: H.G. Symonds, 1894. Card stained, spotted, and chipped, image with light crease in lower left-hand corner, slightly rubbed, and with a few scratches. Despite these flaws, a striking, clear image. $100
911. WENDORF, Fred, Alex D. Krieger & Claude C. Albritton. The Midland Discovery: A Report on the Pleistocene Human Remains from Midland, Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1955. viii, 139  pp., numerous photographic and text illustrations. 8vo, original black cloth. Fine in lightly-worn d.j.
CBC 3307. $25
912. PERRY, George Sessions. My Granny Van: The Running Battle of Rockdale, Texas. New York: Whittlesey House, 1949. x  223 [1, blank] pp., text illustrations by Reginald Marsh. 12mo, original red cloth. Light shelf wear to binding, endpapers discolored, fore-edges foxed. Fine copy in soiled, chipped, and price-clipped pictorial d.j..
Not in CBC. $15
913. TEXAS HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY. Inventory of the County Archives of Texas. No. 166. Milam County (Cameron). [San Antonio]: Texas Historical Records Survey, 1941.  131 [1, blank] pp., map of Milam and surrounding counties. 4to, original blue printed wrappers, black cloth back strip, stapled. Light wear to fore-edges. Fine.
CBC 3325. TC 1295. $15
914. BOWLES, Flora Gatlin (ed.). A No Man’s Land Becomes a County. Goldthwaite: Mills County Historical Society, 1958. 332 pp., photographic illustrations, map. 8vo, original dark green cloth. Spine rubbed, gilt dull, endpapers browned, otherwise a very fine copy.
First edition. CBC 3339. TLH, p.55. $60
915. HAVINS, T.R. Camp Colorado: A Decade of Frontier Defense. Brownwood: Brown Press, 1964. ix, 199 pp., endpaper maps. 8vo, original green cloth. Other than light shelf wear, a fine copy in chipped plain brown d.j. Ownership label on front paste-down.
First edition. $350
916. TEXAS HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY. Inventory of the County Archives of Texas. No. 167. Mills County (Goldthwaite). San Antonio: Texas Historical Records Survey, 1940.  78 pp., map of Mills and surrounding counties. 4to, original blue printed wrappers, black cloth back strip, stapled. Light wear to fore-edges. Fine.
CBC 3342. $15
917. BENTON ABERDEEN-ANGUS FARMS. The Angus Capitol of Texas Sale November 17, 1955, 56 Lots, 5 Bulls, 51 Females.... Fort Worth: John Wallace Cattle-Logs, 1955.  pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original white and green wrappers with photographic illustrations, stapled. Fine.
First printing. Catalogue for an auction at Mr. and Mrs. Joe Benton’s breeding farm. The Bentons assisted many ranchers in getting started in the breeding of purebred Angus cattle. $50
918. HENDERSON, Jeff S. (ed.). 100 Years in Montague County Texas. Saint Jo: IPTA Printers, .  pp., photographic illustrations, advertisements, maps. 4to, original off-white printed wrappers, stapled. Other than light foxing to cover and opening pages, a fine copy.
CBC 3366. TC 1309. $55
919. NOCONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Nocona, Texas: The Leather Good Center of the Southwest. Nocona: Nocona Chamber of Commerce, n.d. Folding double-sided pamphlet with printed two-color map of North Texas and photographic illustrations on one side; second side includes photographic illustrations, historical data, and a map of the county; overall: 43.5 x 27 cm; folded: 21.5 x 9 cm. Light wear. Fine. $10
920. MONTGOMERY, Robin. The History of Montgomery County. Austin: Jenkins Publishing, 1975. x  333 [1, blank] pp., photographic and text illustration, maps, facsimiles. 8vo, original yellow cloth. Other than minor shelf wear, a very fine copy in fine pictorial d.j.
First edition. TC 1314. $65
921. [MAP]. [TEXAS]. [GENERAL LAND OFFICE]. Morris County. General Land Office. [lower left above neat line] Copyright 1879 Wm. C. Walsh Commr Genl Land Office State of Texas. Lithographed by A. Gast & Co’s New Process St. Louis. [lower right above neat line] I Wm C Walsh, Commissioner of General Land Office State of Texas Certify this to be a true and Correct Copy of the map now in use in this office and Compiled from Official data. Austin September 1880. [facsimile signature] W.C. Walsh. St. Louis: Gast, 1880. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, neat line to neat line: 56.4 x 24.2 cm; overall sheet size: 61.3 x 28.2 cm. Top portion of sheet darkened, map surface lightly rubbed and soiled. $375
922. TEXAS STATEWIDE RECORDS PROJECT. Index to Probate Cases of Texas. No. 172. Morris County, January 7, 1876-March 27, 1939. San Antonio: State-wide Records Project, 1940.  pp., 21 folios, map of Morris and surrounding counties. 4to, original blue printed wrappers, black cloth back strip, stapled. Wrappers slightly smudged and faded, else fine.
CBC 3396. TC 1319. $15
923. CAMPBELL, Harry H. The Early History of Motley County. Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1971. 74 pp., 12 pages of photographic plates. 12mo, original beige cloth. Other than slightly shelf-slanted spine and foxing to endpapers, a very fine copy in a lightly sunned and spotted d.j.
Second edition. (First edition, CBC 3399). TC 1320. $85
924. TRAWEEK, Eleanor Mitchell. Of Such As These: A History of Motley County and Its Families. Quanah: Nortex, 1973. 399 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original illustrated brown cloth. Spine mildewed, text lightly browned, else very good.
First edition. TC 1323. $70
925. BROWN, Nugent E. (comp.). The Book of Nacogdoches County, Texas, Containing Brief Sketches of Early History of the County with Outstanding Facts about the Present Progress of Its Agriculture, the County’s Resources, Development and Opportunities. Nacogdoches: Nugent E. Brown, 1927. 96 pp., folding map, numerous advertisements, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original blue wrappers. Wrappers soiled and lightly chipped, margins foxed, otherwise fine. Inscribed by compiler.
CBC 3424 $100
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