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Item 18, detail from title page
18. [BOOK CLUB OF TEXAS]. [PRENTISS, S. S. & T. M. Tucker]. Code Duello: Letters Concerning the Prentiss-Tucker Duel of 1842. Dallas [Chicago: Lakeside Press for] The Book Club of Texas, 1931. 30 pp. 12mo, original red boards, printed paper labels on spine and upper cover. Spine tips of fragile boards a trifle worn, mild foxing to endpapers. Contemporary bookplate and signature of Fannie and Donald McPherson.
First edition, limited edition (#121 of 200
copies). Lowman, Printing Arts in Texas, p. 24: "A
gathering of correspondence exchanged between two Mississippi
politicians regarding an affair of honor." Marcus, The Book
Club of Texas 3.
19. [BOOK CLUB OF TEXAS]. BEAN, Ellis P. Memoir of Col. Ellis P. Bean, Written by Himself, About the Year 1816.... [Houston: The Rein Company for] The Book Club of Texas, 1930.  110  pp., plates and text illustrations by David Williams. 12mo, original brown cloth over tan paper boards. Fine.
Limited edition (#191 of 200 copies). Lowman,
Printing Arts in Texas, p. 24: "Not only a collector's
book, but a reader's book." Marcus, The Book Club of
Texas 1. Bean accompanied Philip Nolan's expedition to Texas
in 1800. New Handbook I:437.
20. [BOOK CLUB OF TEXAS]. DOBIE, J. Frank. Tales of the Mustang.... Dallas [Houston: The Rein Company for] The Book Club of Texas, 1936. 89  pp., colored text illustrations by Jerry Bywaters. 8vo, original grey boards, printed paper label on upper board. Light foxing to endpapers and usual slight offsetting opposite illustrations, generally very fine in original glassine d.j. Signed by author on half title.
First edition, limited edition (300 copies).
Adams, Herd 700. Dykes, Western High Spots ("Dobie
Rarities") (#7 on his list of the 50 rarest): "It may be as
difficult to find as any of the other Dobie limiteds except
The Mustangs." Lowman, Printing Arts in Texas, p.
61: "One of the most sought after modern rarities.... Chef
d'oeuvre of the Book Club of Texas." Marcus, The Book Club of
Texas 6. McVicker A6. Merrill, Aristocrats of the Cow
Country, p. 18.
21. [BOOK CLUB OF TEXAS]. EDWARDS, H. S. Eneas Africanus. Dallas [New York: Marchbanks Press for] The Book Club of Texas, 1930.  pp. 12mo, original orange patterned boards, printed paper label on upper cover. Fine in publisher's black board slipcase with printed paper label (slightly darkened and rubbed).
Limited edition (#111 of 300 copies). Lowman,
Printing Arts in Texas, p. 24. Marcus, The Book Club
of Texas 2: "Marchbanks was selected to print this book, for
he was an emigré from Ennis, Texas, who had gone to New
York and achieved fame as a printer."
Item 22, detail from title page
22. [BOOK CLUB OF TEXAS]. RATCHFORD, Fannie E. (ed.). The Story of Champ D'Asile as Told by Two of the Colonists.... Dallas [Santa Fe: Rydal Press for] The Book Club of Texas, . 180  pp., colored frontispiece, 2 plates. 8vo, original green cloth. Very fine, unopened copy, in publisher's green cloth slipcase.
First edition in English (first edition, Paris,
1819), limited edition (300 copies). CBC 2987.
Lowman, Printing Arts in Texas, p. 24. Marcus, The
Book Club of Texas 7. The author of this work, the first
Texas novel (see Streeter 1068), never has been established.
"After the manner of Chateaubriand, the novel deals romantically
with the short-lived French [Napoleonic exile] colony named
Champ d'Asile, located on the Trinity River about sixty miles
from Galveston. Its ideological thrust is characteristic of the
strong anti-Catholic bias of early Texas fiction" (New
23. [BOOK CLUB OF TEXAS]. TERRELL, A. W. From Texas to Mexico and the Court of Maximilian in 1856. Dallas [Chicago: Lakeside Press for] The Book Club of Texas, 1933. xviii, 94  pp., frontispiece portrait, 2 plates. 8vo, original maize cloth over tan cloth. Very fine in original glassine d.j.
First edition, limited edition (#140 of 200
copies). Lowman, Printing Arts in Texas, p. 25: "Features
a previously unpublished drawing by O. Henry." Marcus, The
Book Club of Texas 5. One of the few accounts of a
Confederate expatriate in Mexico.
24. BOURKE, John G. On the Border with Crook. New York: Scribner's, 1891. xiii  491  [4, ads] pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic plates. Thick 8vo, original maroon cloth decorated and lettered in silver. Covers lightly rubbed, hinges cracked, generally fine and bright. Related typescript and news clipping laid in at rear.
First edition. Alliot, p. 36. Dobie, pp. 32
& 85: "A truly great book, on both Apaches and Arizona
frontier." Graff 367. Howes B654. Jennewein, Black Hills
Booktrails 6l. Rader 426. Wallace, Arizona History
VI:8. WLA, A Literary History of the West, p. 106: "The
essence of Crook's campaign against the Apache was captured in
the writing of Bourke, Crook's aide-de-camp from 1872 to 1893.
President of the American Folklore Society and an amateur
anthropologist.... The crown jewel of [Bourke's] work is On
the Border with Crook." "One of the last in the tradition of
humanist-scientific military officers who recorded the American
West, Bourke's historical work is vivid, observant, and
humorous, and his ethnological studies remain invaluable to
modern scholars" (Lamar). Personal experiences of an army
officer in Montana, Wyoming, Arizona, and New Mexico.
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