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Stonewall County

1076.    [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Stonewall Co [below title at left] I Wm C Walsh Commissioner 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 Sept 1880. [facsimile signature] W.C. Walsh [center below title and scale] General Land Office [below title at right] Copyright 1880. Wm C Walsh Commr Genl Land Office State of Texas [bottom center] Lithographed By A. Gast & Co’s New Process St. Louis. St Louis: Gast, 1880. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, overall sheet size: 53.4 x 44.9 cm. Browning in upper left corner of map sheet, a little staining from adhesive mounting map sheet to poster board, a few tiny areas of insect damage to blank edges of map.     $400


1077.    STONEWALL COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION. A History of Stonewall County. Aspermont: Stonewall County Historical Commission, 1979. 440 pp., photographic illustrations, photographic endpapers. 4to, original brown cloth stamped in gilt. Shelf-slanted, fore-edge foxed, else very good.     $85


Swisher County

1078.    EVANS, Grace Moran. Swisher County History. Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1977. vii [3] 326 pp., photographic illustrations, maps. 4to, original red cloth. Shelf-worn, corners bumped, light foxing to upper fore-edge, else very good.

    First edition. TC 1599.     $40


Tarrant County

1079.    BUREAU OF MUNICIPAL RESEARCH, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. An Analysis of Ad Valorem Property Tax Bases in Ft. Worth. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1941. 99 [1, blank] pp., folding map and chart. 8vo, original teal printed wrappers. Wrappers stained and foxed, else good.     $25


1080.    CHILES & DAY (comp.). Chiles & Day’s Business and Professional Directory of the City of Fort Worth, Texas, 1896. Fort Worth: Chiles & Day, 1896. 191 [1, blank] pp., numerous advertisements. 16mo, original maroon leather stamped in silver. Edges heavily rubbed, head of spine missing, front hinge cracked (but holding), insect damage to title page, text browned.

    Not in CBC.     $65


1081.    FARBER, James. Fort Worth in the Civil War. Belton: Peter Hansbrough Bell Press, 1960. 58 [1] pp., numerous text illustrations. 8vo, original grey cloth. Fine.

    CBC 4179. TC 1604. TLH, p.70.     $35


1082.    FARBER, James. Fort Worth in the Civil War. Belton: Peter Hansbrough Bell Press, 1960. Another copy, wrappers issue. 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers. Wrappers sunned and insect-stained, else good.

    CBC 4179. TC 1604. TLH, p.70.     $10


1083.    FORT WORTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Facts About Fort Worth. Fort Worth: Trade Review, n.d. Folding double-sided pamphlet printed on pink paper; overall: 14.7 x 28 cm; folded: 14.7 x 7 cm. Light wear. Very good.     $20

Item 1083
Item 1083

1084.    FORT WORTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Fort Worth: The Convention City and A City of Beautiful Homes [wrapper title]. Fort Worth, 1921. [48]  pp., numerous photographic illustrations. Oblong 16mo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Staples rusted, wrappers worn, text fore-edge lightly soiled, else very good.     $40

Item 1084
Item 1084

1085.    FORT WORTH HOTEL GREETERS. Fort Worth Hotel Greeters Guide. Fort Worth, 1929. 3-19 pp., map, numerous advertisements. 8vo, original cream wrappers with photographic illustration. Wrappers gently worn, text foxed, creased vertically where formerly folded, else good.     $20


1086.    FORT WORTH DIAMOND JUBILEE. From Frontier to Metropolis [wrapper title]. [Fort Worth]: Bateman-Millican, 1923. 24 pp., photographic and text illustrations. 8vo, original cream pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wrappers stained and worn, ink notation on upper wrap, text lightly foxed, else good.     $40


1087.    FORT WORTH NATIONAL BANK. The Story of Fort Worth: From Outpost to Metropolis. Fort Worth, n.d. [24] pp, photographic illustrations. Oblong 8vo, original printed tan self-wrappers. Near fine.     $15


1088.    Fort Worth, Texas. The Progressive City of the Southwest....[caption title]. N.p., n.d. (ca. 1891). [2] pp. Folio, illustrated. Creased and light tears where folded, else good.

    Promotional flyer. A rare survival.     $35


1089.    GARRETT, Julia Kathryn. Fort Worth: A Frontier Triumph. Austin, Encino Press, 1972. xiv, [2] 366 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, half earth cloth over mustard printed boards. Tiny spot on bottom fore-edge, else fine in shelf-worn pictorial d.j.

    First edition. TC 1601.     $25


1090.    GARRETT, Kathryn & Mary Daggett Lake (eds). Down Historic Trails of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Fort Worth: Arlington Heights Junior Historians, 1949. [10] 85 [1, blank], map, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers, spiral bound. Shelf-worn, else very good.

    CBC 4189a.     $25


1091.    INTER-STATE INVESTMENT COMPANY. Fort Worth: The Market Place of the Great Southwest. N.p., n.d. [32] pp., photographic and text illustrations, advertisements. Oblong 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers. Wrappers stained and chipped, text browned, else good.     $50


1092.    KNIGHT, Oliver. Fort Worth: Outpost on the Trinity. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1953. xiii [1, blank], 302 [2] pp., maps, 16 plates. 8vo, original rust cloth stamped in blue and silver. Shelf-worn, else near fine in chipped d.j.

    First edition. CBC 4203 (mistakenly dated 1952). Guns 1249: “Has a long chapter devoted to Jim Coutright and his death at the hands of Luke Short.” Herd 1284. TC 1605.     $15


1093.    Peak’s Scrap Book: A Historical Magazine Perpetuating Texas History, A Democratic Magazine Promoting Tarrant County 1:1. Seminary Hill: Howard W. Peak, October 1930. 12 pp., photographic illustrations, ads. Promotional sheet laid in. 4to, original printed self-wrappers, stapled. Chipping, small tears, light foxing throughout, overall good.     $85


1094.    SMITH, Edward J. Texas Spring Palace City Fort Worth: A Parody on H.M.S. Pinafore. [Fort Worth]: Texas Spring Palace, 1889. iv, 50 [10] pp., numerous illustrations, advertisements. 8vo, original blue embossed wrappers, stapled. Lower wrapper missing, spine reinforced with tape, upper wrapper foxed, fore-edges bumped, text browned, else good.

    Not in CBC. A scarce item. Illustrated by Harry M. Pease.     $70

Item 1094
Item 1094

1095.    STEWART, Lloyd. Where Texas’ Declaration of Independence Dawned. Fort Worth: Star-Telegram, n.d. 16 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, self-wrappers with photographic illustration. Very good.

    Reprint from Fort Worth Star-Telegram.     $15


1096.    TERRELL, J.C. Reminiscences of the Early Days of Fort Worth. Fort Worth: Texas Printing, 1906. [2] 101 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations, portrait of author and his grandson. 8vo, original blue gilt-stamped cloth. Binding bumped and rubbed, front hinge cracked, endpapers with ink notations, stub visible adjacent to title page, text foxed. Good.

    First edition. CBC 4236. Howes T105: “Includes narrative of his trip to California in 1852.” Rader 3047.     $650


Taylor County

1097.    DUFF, Katharyn. Abilene...On Catclaw Creek: A Profile of a West Texas Town. Abilene: Reporter Publishing, 1970. xi [1, blank], 298 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original brown printed cloth. Dark stains on endpapers, fore-edges foxed, else near fine in pictorial d.j.

    First edition, second printing. TC 1627.     $15


1098.    EDWARDS, J[ohn] B[each]. Early Days in Abilene ...Edited and Published by C. W. Wheeler, Printed in the “ Abilene Chronicle” 1896, Reprinted in the “ Abilene Daily Chronicle” 1938 with Added Material from the Papers of J. B. Edwards [caption title on first page]. N.p., n.d.. 16 pp. (printed in three columns), text illustrations (mostly photographic, including vintage prints of cattle trade). Folio, original tan decorated wrappers, stapled (as issued). Fine.

    Reprint. Guns 662: “Rare.” Herd 746.     $125


1099.    [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Map of Taylor Co. [left of title] I, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner General Land Office, certify this to be a true and correct copy of the Map of Taylor Co, State of Texas, now in use in this Office and Compiled from Official data. [facsimile signature] W.C. Walsh  [right of title] Copyright 1879, W.C. Walsh Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas. [lower left] Lithographed by August Gast & Cos New Process St. Louis. St. Louis: Gast, 1879. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, overall sheet size: 62 x 46.2 cm. Map sheet torn from top to bottom on left side (poster board repaired with tape and additional paper backing material), 5.6 cm tear in left edge of sheet (not affecting map image), tape stain and large chip in upper left corner of map sheet, sheet browned and stained from adhesive used in mounting to poster board, a few scattered small stains and areas of insect damage.     $275


Terry County

1100.    TERRY COUNTY HISTORICAL SURVEY COMMITTEE. Early Settlers of Terry: A History of Terry County, Texas. Hereford: Pioneer Book, 1968. 118 pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original green pictorial cloth. Light rubbing to cloth, small tear at foot of spine, else near fine.

    First edition. Permanent settlement began in Terry County in the 1870s with the arrival of early ranchers. Stock-raising increased in the 1890s when the state opened school lands for livestock grazing. Cattle brands are illustrated. TC 1641.     $50


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