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1126.    BUSINESS MEN’S LEAGUE. Austin Souvenir [wrapper title]. Austin: Austin Printing, [1908]. 32 pp., photographic illustrations. Oblong 8vo, original green pictorial wrappers, rebound in half maroon cloth over tan boards. Very good.     $100

Item 1126
Item 1126

1127.    CARPENTER, EDNA TURLEY. Tales from the Manchaca Hills: The Unvarnished Memoirs of a Texas Gentlewoman, Mrs. Edna Turley Carpenter, as Edited and Recorded by Jane and Bill Hogan. New Orleans: Hauser, 1960. x, [6] 221 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, 22 photographic plates, text illustrations. 8vo, original grey cloth. Corners bumped, tape residue on front free endpaper, text block crimped near lower spine, else good in chipped pictorial d.j.

    First edition. CBC 4406. TC 1746.     $45


1128.    CARVER, Virginia (comp.). A History of the Austin, Texas Post Office 1939-1965. Austin: Steck, n.d. 8vo, 21 [1, blank] pp., original yellow wrappers. Near fine.

    TC 1707.     $20


1129.    CASTLE, Melissa A. Austin Through a Century [wrapper title]. Austin, 1939. 3-26 pp., maps, photographic and text illustrations. 12mo, original white printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers stained and worn, internally fine.

    CBC 4378.     $40


1130.    COLEMAN, James M. Aesculapius on the Colorado: The Story of Medical Practice in Travis County to 1899. Austin: [The Encino Press for] Friends of the Austin Public Library, 1971. [8] 122 pp., text illustrations. 8vo, half green cloth over green boards, printed paper label. Other than minor shelf wear, a fine copy.

    First edition. TC 1668. TLH, p. 73.     $10


1131.    COOK, Frank W. (publisher). State Employees’ Directory. Austin, Texas. Austin: Frank W. Cook, n.d. [16] pp., advertisements. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers browned and shelf-worn, text stained.     $30


1132.    DUNNING, Ruby (publisher). State Employees’ Directory. Austin, Texas. 1941. Austin: W.A. Whatley, 1941. 64 pp., advertisements. 8vo, original cream printed wrappers. Very good.     $30


1133.    FRANK, Abe. Souvenir of Austin Texas: Capitol of the Great Lone Star State [wrapper title]. Austin, n.d. [16] pp., colored illustrations. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, stapled. Very good.

    Postcard-style illustrations of significant locales and buildings.     $115

Item 1133
Item 1133

1134.    GIDEON, Samuel E. Historic and Picturesque Austin. Austin: Steck, 1936. [2] 34 leaves, text illustrations. 4to, original tan pictorial stiff wrappers. Wrapper edges bumped and chipped, internally fine.

    CBC 4393. TC 1707.     $100


1135.    GIDEON, Samuel E. Landmarks in Austin Texas. N.p., 1925. 10 leaves, text illustrations. 4to, original tan printed stiff wrappers, brown silken cord. Light wear to wrappers, else very good.

    Rader 1581.     $55


1136.    GREENHILL, Sharon. Historic Austin: A Collection of Walking/Driving Tours. Austin: Heritage Society of Austin, 1981. 52 pp., maps, photographic illustrations. 12mo, original tan wrappers with photographic illustration. Very good.     $15


1137.    HANEY, Lewis H. & George S. Wehrwein. A Social and Economic Survey of Southern Travis County. Austin: University of Texas, 1916. [2] 149 [1, blank] pp., charts, 11 photographic plates. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Wrappers browned and chipped at tail, text browned, very good.

    CBC 4400. University of Texas Bulletin 65.     $50


1138.    HARPER, Perle Perkins. 1000 Facts and 100 Appreciations of Austin on Her 100th Birthday (1839-1939). Austin: Firm Foundation, 1939. [6] 78 pp. 12mo, original blue printed wrappers. Wrappers gently worn and discolored, internally very good with a few inked corrections to text. Signed by author.

    CBC 4402.     $35


1139.    HARRIS, Patricia Howard (comp.). An Austin Scrapbook of John F. Kennedy. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1964. [126] pp., facsimiles of newspaper articles, photographic illustrations, endpaper maps. 4to, original red cloth binding. Very good in lightly rubbed pictorial d.j.     $45


1140.    HILL, S.B. Souvenir of Austin from Photographic Views [wrapper title]. Austin: Eugene Von Boeckmann, [1893]. [38] pp., 15 plates (included in pagination), map. Oblong 8vo, original off-white wrappers, rebound in half maroon cloth over tan boards. Very good.     $125


1141.    HOTEL GREETERS’ OF AMERICA CHARTER. Official Hotel Greeter’s Guide. Austin Texas, Vol. 11, No. 17 [wrapper title]. Austin: Cook Printing, 1946. 20 pp., photographic illustrations, map, advertisements. 12mo, original pictorial self-wrappers, stapled. Very good.     $25


1142.    HOTEL GREETERS’ OF AMERICA CHARTER. Official Hotel Greeter’s Guide. Austin Texas, Vol. 11, No. 18 [wrapper title]. Austin: Cook Printing, 1946. 20 pp., photographic illustrations, map, advertisements. 12mo, original pictorial self-wrappers, stapled. Very good.     $25


1143.    HOWARD, Will & Carol Howard (compilers). The Austin Almanac and Guide to Central Texas. Austin: Winter Wheat House, 1981. [6] 55 [27] pp., illustrations, calendar. 8vo, original salmon cloth. Very good aside from foxing to spine.

    1982 edition.     $15


1144.    JOHNSON RUBBER COMPANY. Capitol Directory. Austin, Texas. Austin: Forum Printing, 1921. [12] pp., advertisements. 4to, original off-white printed self-wrappers, stapled. Fragile wrappers chipped and soiled, upper wrapper detached at lower staple, text foxed, else fair. A rare survival.     $50


1145.    LIVELY-HAMER, Marcelle. The Governor’s Mansion of Texas and Its Furnishings. Austin, 1937. [13] [3, blank] pp., photographic illustration. 8vo, original white wrappers with photographic illustration. Light foxing to wrapper, else near fine.     $30


1146.    LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON LIBRARY. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library. Austin, n.d. Folding pamphlet. Overall size: 23 x 60 cm; folded: 23 x 10.2 cm., photographic illustrations, map. Near fine.     $10


1147.    Official Directory and Illustrated Souvenir of the Texas Capitol, Austin, Texas. Austin: Ben C. Jones, n.d. 27 [5] pp., photographic illustrations, advertisements. 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers, staples. Wrappers sunned and chipped, else good.     $75


1148.    OWENS, James Mulkey (comp.). Travis County in Stone, Bronze and Aluminum. Austin: Texas State Historical Survey Committee, n.d. (ca. 1971). vii [1, blank], 126 pp., photographic illustrations, endpaper maps. 8vo, original brown gilt-lettered cloth. Gilt faded, else near fine. Signed by compiler.

    TC 1750.     $25


1149.    SHEFELMAN & HARRIS (eds). Austin Community Renewal Program: Architectural Studies for the City of Austin, Texas. Austin: City of Austin Community Renewal Program, n.d. 252 pp., numerous photographic illustrations, text illustrations, maps. 4to, original off-white printed wrappers, spiral bound. Very good.     $15


1150.    SKAGGS, Wm. E. (ed.). Central Texas Business and Professional Directory. Austin: Centex, n.d. (ca. 1960s). 400 [1] [7, index] pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original brown vinyl blind stamped. Spine and corners rubbed, lower hinge cracked, endpapers browned, text with occasional foxing, else good.     $35


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