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1226.    URBANIC, Adolph F. Pictorial Souvenir History of East Bernard, Texas. Yoakum: Malec Publishing, 1966. iii, 238 pp., photographic illustrations, map. 8vo, original grey cloth gilt-lettered. Spine scuffed, endpapers browned, ink stamps of James G. Hopkins and A.F. Urbanic on endpapers, fore-edge lightly foxed, else very good.

    First edition.     $55

 

1227.    WILLIAMS, Annie Lee. A History of Wharton County, 1846-1961. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1964. [12] 399 [1, blank] pp., 46 photographic plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original pictorial cloth. Cloth rubbed, light foxing to title page and fore-edges, else very good in rubbed and sunned d.j.

    First edition. Not in CBC. TC 1859.     $65

 

Wheeler County

1228.    HARRIS, Sallie B. Hide Town in the Texas Panhandle: 100 Years in Wheeler County and Panhandle of Texas. Hereford: Pioneer Book, 1968. 332 pp., text and photographic illustrations. 4to, original blue cloth gilt. Other than minor shelf-wear, a near fine copy.

    First edition. TC 1860.     $65

 

Wichita County

1229.    BENTON, Minnie King. Boomtown: A Portrait of Burkburnett. Quanah: Nortex, 1972. [12] 65 [1, blank] pp., 17 photographic plates, text illustration, endpaper maps. 8vo, original buff printed cloth. Fine in pictorial d.j.

    First edition. TC 1864. TLH, p.78.     $45

 

1230.    DAVIS, Lute L. Blankets on the Sand. Wichita Falls: Terry Bros., 1948. [7] 72 [1] pp., photographic illustrations. 12mo, original stiff brown wrappers, stapled. Fine.

    First edition. CBC 4733. Herd 655.     $45

 

1231.    MORGAN, Jonnie R. The History of Wichita Falls. Oklahoma City: The Economy, 1931. 221 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait of author, 25 plates (mostly photographic), text illustrations. 8vo, original dark brown blind-stamped cloth. Minor shelf-wear, endpapers browned, mild foxing, text block cracked (but holding), else very good.

    CBC 4766. Guns 1544. TC 1866.     $85

 

1232.    WICHITA FALLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Progress of a Progressive City. Wichita Falls: The Best Built City in Texas [wrapper title]. Wichita Falls: Wichita Falls Times, n.d.. 24 pp., numerous photographic illustrations. 8vo, original beige printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers smudged, major water damage to bottom margins affecting text and illustrations, including minor losses. Fair.

    Not in CBC.     $10

 

Wilbarger County

1233.    SANTA ROSA ROUNDUP ASSOCIATION. Santa Rosa Roundup: Vernon, Texas, May 6-11 [wrapper title]. N.p., 1947. 112 pp., photographic illustrations, advertisements. 4to, original stiff cream pictorial wrappers. Minor shelf-wear and foxing to wrappers, bottom upper corner bumped, text browned, else very good. Annotated on upper wrapper by J. Frank Dobie.     $125

Item 1233
Item 1233

Willacy County

1234.    JOHNSON-HECHT CO. Raymondville, Willacy County, Texas. Raymondville, n.d. Folding double-sided pamphlet; overall: 22.6 x 38.2 cm; folded: 22.6 x 9.7 cm., photographic illustrations. Text browned, creased where folded, else very good. With separately issued printed map.

    A promotional brochure for agricultural business in Willacy County. Included is a Johnson-Hecht Company map of the cotton, onion, and citrus lands in Raymondsville.     $25

Item 1234
Item 1234

 

Williamson County

Item 1235
Item 1235

1235.    ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY. The Sou’wester. Volume IV.Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1907. [4] 287 [1] pp., numerous text and photographic illustrations. 4to, original blue cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Cloth heavily rubbed and shelf-worn, text lightly browned, some leaves dog-eared, else good. Inscribed by editor G.J. Bryan.

    Not in CBC. Heavily illustrated yearbook for Southwestern University.    J. Frank Dobie is listed as a freshman on p. 58 and as a member of the Alamo Society on p. 72.     $250

Item 1235
Item 1235

1236.    CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE. Williamson County Centennial, 1848-1948 [wrapper title]. Georgetown, 1948. 3-50 pp., text and photographic illustrations, numerous advertisements. 4to, original pictorial wrappers, stapled. Very good.

    Not in CBC. TC 1886.     $40

Item 1236
Item 1236

1237.    DIGESUALDO, Jane H. & Karen R. Thompson. Historical Round Rock, Texas. Austin: Eakin, 1985. xiii [1, blank], 583 [3] pp., photographic and text illustrations, brands, maps, facsimiles, endpaper maps. 8vo, original red cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Fine in lightly worn pictorial d.j.

    TC 1881.     $75

 

1238.    GRIFFITH, J.H. Early History of Texas, Early History of Williamson County, The Webster Massacre, Williamson County Court House Sketches, Sketches of Early Days in Taylor [wrapper title]. Taylor: City National Bank, n.d. 19 pp. 8vo, original blue wrappers, stapled. Wrappers lightly worn and browned, staples rusted, interior fine. Inscribed by author.

    CBC 4808. TC 1879.     $135

 

1239.    GRIFFITH, J.H. Early History of Texas, Early History of Williamson County, The Webster Massacre, Williamson County Court House Sketches, Sketches of Early Days in Taylor [wrapper title]. Taylor: City National Bank, n.d. Another copy. Near fine.     $120

 

1240.    MAKEMSON, W.K. Historical Sketch of First Settlement and Organization of Williamson County [wrapper title]. Georgetown: Sun Print, 1904. 26 pp. 16mo, original tan printed wrappers, staples. Wrapper sunned and gently worn, else a near fine copy.

    First edition. CBC 4819. Howes M233. Very scarce history of Williamson County, Texas, including Texas Rangers, “Three Legged Willie,” Kenney Fort, Indian fights, buffalo hunting, Santa Fe expedition, Texas Archive War, Battle of Brushy Creek, first settlers, early Georgetown, Southwestern University, etc.     $175

 

1241.    NORVELL, Estelle Mae (comp.). Students’ History of Williamson County. N.p., [1915]. 42 pp., photographic illustrations, map. 8vo, original buff printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers lightly worn, text browned, else very good.

    CBC 4821.     $85

 

1242.    SCARBROUGH, Clara Stearns. Land of Good Water, Takachue Pouetsu: A Williamson County, Texas, History. Georgetown: Williamson County Sun, 1980. xiii [1, blank], 530 pp., photographic and text illustrations, folding map laid in, endpaper maps. 8vo, original tan cloth with design stamped on upper cover in brown, spine lettered in brown. Fore-edges spotted, else near fine in chipped and price-clipped d.j.

    Third (revised) edition. TC 1882. TLH, p. 79.     $60

 

1243.    TAYLOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. A Few Facts About Taylor. N.p., n.d. (ca. 1936). Folding double-sided pamphlet; overall: 23.8 x 20.4 cm; folded: 21.5 x 10.2 cm. Dog-eared, browned, else very good.     $15

 

1244.    TEXAS STATEWIDE RECORDS PROJECT. Index to Probate Cases Filed in Texas. No. 246. Williamson County, October 16, 1848-December 27, 1938. San Antonio: Texas State-wide Records Project, 1941. [6] 78 pp., map of Williamson and surrounding counties. 4to, original blue printed wrappers, black cloth back strip, stapled. Wrappers slightly smudged and faded, else very good.

    CBC 4815.     $15

 

1245.    The Emancipator 1:4. Georgetown: John C. Granbery and May C. Granbery, December 1938. 16 pp., original printed self-wrappers, stapled. Foxed and browned, lightly chipped, creased twice where formerly folded, else good.     $25

 

1246.    The Megaphone 32:23. Georgetown: Student’s Association of Southwestern University, 1940. 40 pp., text and photographic illustrations, ads. Folio. Torn twice at spine through all leaves, chipping at edges, text browned, else good.

    The Centennial Edition reviewing one hundred years of education at Southwestern University. Not in CBC.     $25

 

Wilson County

1247.    GILLILAND, Maude T. (comp.). Wilson County Texas Rangers, 1837-1977. Privately printed, 1977. [10] i [1, blank], ii-v, 134 [5] pp., photographic illustrations. Large 8vo, original brown cloth gilt. Near fine in chipped and foxed pictorial d.j. Signed by compiler.

    TC 1895.     $125

 

1248.    PATTERSON, C.L. Wilson County: Diversified Farming Center of Southwest Texas. Floresville: Chronicle-Journal, 1939. 32 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original blue printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers lightly worn, else near fine.

    CBC 4841. TC 1892. Promotional material for Wilson County, focused on agriculture.     $100

Item 1248
Item 1248

1249.    TEXAS HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY. Inventory of the County Archives of Texas. No. 247. Wilson County. (Floresville). San Antonio: Texas Historical Records Survey, 1939. [2] 100 pp., map of Wilson and surrounding counties. 4to, original blue printed wrappers, black cloth back strip, stapled. Wrappers slightly smudged and faded, else very good.

    CBC 4838.     $15

 

Winkler County

1250.    [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Winkler County. State of Texas. [upper left] Copyright 1888 R.M. Hall, Commissioner of the Genl Land Office of the State of Texas. For Sale at State Land Office Austin Tex Price 50¢: [upper right] I, R.M. Hall, Commissioner of the Genl Land Office Do Certify that this Map is a True and Correct Copy of the Map Now in Use in this Office Compiled from Official Data. [facsimile signature] R.M. Hall Commissioner. [bottom center above neat line] Aug. Gast Bank Note & Litho. Company, Map Publishers, St. Louis. St. Louis: Gast, 1888. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, neat line to neat line: 58.4 x 45.2 cm; overall sheet size: 61.2 x 48.2 cm. Map with a few scattered fox-marks and small areas of insect damage, linear stain to bottom blank margin.     $400

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