1029. WESTERN AMERICANA. Lot of 13 volumes. 1911-2000.

HOLDEN, William Curry. Rollie Burns; or, An Account of the Ranching Industry on the South Plains. Dallas: Southwest, [1932]. vii, [1, blank], [1] 2-243 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait of Rollie Burns. 8vo, original tan pictorial cloth. Binding moderately soiled, spinal extremities frayed and torn, front hinge cracked (but holding), title page almost detached, else good. Signed by author on front fly leaf.

     First edition, first state, limited edition (500 copies), in tan cloth and with frontispiece. Campbell, My Favorite 101 Books about the Cattle Industry 48. Dobie, p. 106: “Biography of a Plains cowman.” Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 15; Western High Spots, p. 103 (“The Texas Ranch Today”). Herd 1050: “Scarce.” Howes H582. Reese, Six Score 60: “An excellent picture of ranching in the 1870’s, 80’s and 90’s in West Texas. Burns’ first work as a cowboy was in 1873. He worked for several other outfits and managed three more up to when the narrative ends in 1896.”

HOLDEN, William Curry. Alkali Trails; or, Social and Economic Movements of the Texas Frontier, 1846-1900. Dallas: Southwest Press, [1930]. ix [1] 253 pp., illustrations, maps, tables. 8vo, original tan cloth. Binding lightly soiled, head of spine bumped, front free end paper starting to detached, else very good. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper.

     First edition. Campbell, p. 172. Dobie, p. 51: “Pioneer life in West Texas.” Herd 1049: “Scarce.” Howes H581. Reese, Six Score 60n: “General social history of the Texas frontier.”

OTERO, Miguel Antonio. My Life on the Frontier 1864-1882: Incidents and Characters of the Period when Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico were Passing Through the Last of Their Wild and Romantic Years. New York, 1935. [10], 1-293 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original red cloth. Spine lightly sunned, else fine. Inscribed by author on half-title.

HILL, Kate Adele. Home Builders of West Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1937. 8vo, original green pictorial cloth. Binding mildly soiled, Texas school textbook label with pricing information affixed to upper end paper, else very good.
     First edition. CBC 4973. Herd 1037.

HUNTER, John. Strange Incidents in Mexico, Hawaii, and the United States. La Feria, n.d. 142 pp. 8vo, original red wrappers, stapled. Very good.

PILLSBURY, Dorothy L. Adobe Doorways. Albuquerque, 1952. 197 pp. 8vo, original half green paper over beige boards. Light wear to spine, text very fine, in tape-repaired d.j.

PILLSBURY, Dorothy L. No High Adobe. Albuquerque, 1950. 198 pp. 8vo, original red printed cloth. Fine, in lightly chipped printed d.j. Signed by author.

PILLSBURY, Dorothy L. Roots in Adobe. Albuquerque, 1959. 232 pp. 8vo, original blue printed cloth. Very good, in chipped and worn printed d.j. Signed by author.

HOWE, A. Isabelle. The Holden Portraits. Lubbock, 2000. 32 pp. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Inscribed by author.

PICKETT, Montgomery. The Fourth Physician: A Christmas Story. Chicago, 1911. 143 pp., plates. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt-lettered, paper spine label. Very good.

DALE, Edward Everett. The Indians of the Southwest. Norman, 1949. 283 pp. Very good, in d.j.

LUHAN, Mabel Dodge. Winter in Taos. New York, 1935. 237 pp. Poor copy. First edition.

DONALD, Paul H. Carlson, and David J. Murrah. Lubbock and the South Plains: An Illustrated History. 1989. 128 pp., illustrated. With laid-in letter from Helen Wagner.


Sold. Hammer: $250.00; Price Realized: $306.25.

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