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1301.    [BASS, SAM]. True Story of Sam Bass the Outlaw [wrapper title]. Round Rock: Sam Bass Cafe, [1929]. 11 [1] pp., photographic illustration. 16mo, original white printed self-wrappers, stapled. Wraps lightly browned and soiled, otherwise near fine.

    Guns 164.     $20

 

1302.    Baylor Geological Studies, Bulletins 1-10. Waco: Baylor University, 1961-1966. Maps (including pocket with folding maps inside back cover), illustrations, charts. 4to, olive green buckram over original pictorial wrappers. A few small marks to covers, browning and foxing to endpapers, otherwise very good.     $75

 

1303.    BEDICHEK, Roy. Karánkaway Country. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. xxiii [3] 290 pp., frontispiece, endpaper maps. 8vo, original buff cloth, top edge dyed green. Slight sunning to extremities of spine, endpapers browned, ink gift inscription on recto of frontispiece, otherwise very good in d.j. (sunned, edges worn, extremities of spine chipped, 2 cm tear in lower panel). Signed by author on title page.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $35

 

1304.    BEDICHEK, Roy. Karánkaway Country. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. Another copy, not signed. A few scattered fox-marks to binding, otherwise near fine in d.j. (lightly worn, spine sunned).

    First edition.     $25

 

1305.    BEISELE, Rudolph Leopold. The History of the German Settlements in Texas, 1831-1861. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1930. viii, [4] 259 [1, blank] pp., maps (some folding), 17 plates. 8vo, original green cloth gilt. Binding with light shelf wear and mild to moderate insect damage, especially to lower cover, edges lightly foxed, otherwise good.

    First edition. BTB 15: “This monograph remains one of the best scholarly studies of the German migration into Texas.” CBC 4936.     $110

 

1306.    BENDBOW, Hesper. More Than She Could Bear: A Story of the Gachupin War in Texas. A.D. 1812-13. Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1872. 439 [1, blank] pp. 12mo, original green cloth gilt and stamped in blind. Binding shelf-worn with tips of boards and extremities of spine exposed, lower hinge cracked (but holding), text lightly age-toned, otherwise very good.

    First edition.     $250

Item 1306
Item 1306

1307.    BENEDICT, Carl Peters. A Tenderfoot Kid on Gyp Water. Austin: Texas Folklore Society; Dallas: University Press, 1943. [8] xiii-xviii 115 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, 3 plates. 8vo, original brown pictorial cloth. Fine in glassine d.j. with a few short tears.

    First edition, limited edition (550 copies). Herd 238. Lowman 1943. Printed by Carl Hertzog. Introduction by J. Frank Dobie.     $325

Item 1307
Item 1307

1308.    BENTON, Jesse James. Cow by the Tail. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1943. xii [2], 225 [1, blank] pp., 2-page illustrated title. 8vo, original blue cloth. A little foxing to binding, text browned, scattered foxing throughout (mostly confined to blank margins), overall very good in d.j. (lightly browned).

    First edition. Guns 202. Herd 251. Lowman 21.     $45

 

1309.    BENTON, Nat. Two Decades of Educational Progress in South Texas. Corpus Christi, 1923. 46 pp., photographic portrait on title page verso. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Spine worn, a few creases to lower wrap, wraps browned and detached from text block, small area of insect damage to blank margin of first two leaves (not affecting text), overall good.

    First edition.     $25

 

1310.    BERRYMAN, Opal Leigh. Pioneer Preacher. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1948. vi, [2] 248 pp. 8vo, original yellow cloth. Light shelf wear and a little insect damage to binding, endpapers and text lightly browned, otherwise good in d.j. (browned, spine sunned, light wear, insect damage to bottom edge).

    First edition. CBC 253: “Life among the cowboys of West Texas.”    $5

 

1311.    BIECIUK, Hank & H.G. “Bill” Corbin. Texas Confederate County Notes & Private Scrip.... N.p., 1961. 112 pp., photographic illustrations of currency. 8vo, original off-white pictorial wrappers. Wraps lightly worn and soiled, otherwise very good.

    First edition.     $20

 

1312.    BIGGERS, Don H. Buffalo Guns & Barbed Wire: Two Frontier Accounts...Introduction by A.C. Greene. Biography by Seymour V. Connor. [Austin: W. Thomas Taylor for] Book Club of Texas in Association with Texas Tech University Press, 1991. xix [1, blank], 241 [3] pp. frontispiece map, 16 photographic plates, portfolio with 16 duotones printed by David Holman at Wind River Press. 2 vols, oblong 8vo, original half brown cowhide gilt over tan decorated boards; original grey wrappers with pocket. New, as issued, in publisher’s plain board slipcase.

    Limited edition. (260 copies, signed by A.C. Greene and W. Thomas Taylor, in a special Binding, and with the extra suite of photographs). Howes B440. A combined reissue of Pictures of the Past (Colorado City, 1902) and History that Will Never be Repeated (Ennis, 1901), two of the rarest pieces of printed Texana dealing with the evolution from buffalo range to cattle industry in the Panhandle and West Texas.     $200

 

1313.    BIGGERS, Don H. Buffalo Guns & Barbed Wire.... [Austin: W. Thomas Taylor for] Texas Tech University Press, 1991. xix [1, blank], 241 [3] pp., frontispiece map, 16 photographic plates. Oblong 8vo, original half brown cloth gilt over tan decorated boards. Very fine in lightly rubbed d.j.

    Trade edition of preceding item.     $15

 

1314.    BIGGERS, Don H. From Cattle Range to Cotton Patch: A Series of Historical Sketches dealing with tho [sic] Industrial, Social, and Commercial Evolutions that have Taken Place in Western Texas from the Beginning of the Buffalo Slaughter to Date of First Publication in 1904 [wrapper title]. Bandera: Frontier Times, 1944. 80 pp. Small 4to, original green printed wrappers. Wraps browned with a few tiny chips, spots, and rust stains from staples, first and last pages pulled away from staples, text browned due to poor paper stock, overall very good.

    Reprint edition. CBC 4248, Graff 297. Herd 258. Howes B439.     $135

 

1315.    BIVINS, Mrs. J.K. Memoirs. N.p., n.d. [4] 138 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original red cloth. Edges, endpapers, and title page foxed, otherwise very good. Author’s signed inscription on front free endpaper, dated Oct. 15, 1945.

    Herd 216: “A privately printed book with a chapter on Cullen Baker, an early Texas outlaw.” $350

 

1316.    BLANKENSHIP, Mary A. The West Is for Us.... Lubbock: West Texas Museum Association, 1958. [2] 125 pp., illustrations (mostly photographic). 8vo, original tan cloth. Fine aside from slight shelf wear to tail of spine.

    First edition.     $50

 

1317.    BOATWRIGHT, Mody. Gib Morgan, Minstrel of the Oil Fields. El Paso: Carl Hertzog for Texas Folk-lore Society, 1945. xi [1, blank], 104 pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrations by Betty Boatwright, endpaper diagrams of drilling equipment. 8vo, original orange pictorial cloth. Slight shelf wear, a little foxing to edges, otherwise near fine in chipped and torn glassine d.j.

    First edition. Lowman 28: “The edition consisted of 1000 copies.” Texas Folk-lore Society publication number XX. J. Frank Dobie, general editor.     $35

 

1318.    BODE, Elroy. Elroy Bode’s Texas Sketchbook: A Sheaf of Prose Poems. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1967. x, [2] 182 [2] pp., illustrations by José Cisneros. 8vo, original olive cloth, top edge dyed green. Fine in d.j. Signed by author, illustrator, and designer Carl Hertzog on front flyleaf.

    First edition. Lowman 212.     $50

 

1319.    BODE, Elroy. Elroy Bode’s Texas Sketchbook: A Sheaf of Prose Poems. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1967. Another copy. Fine in d.j., signed by Carl Hertzog above his device on title page verso.     $35

 

1320.    BODE, Elroy. Elroy Bode’s Sketchbook II: Portraits in Nostalgia. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1972. x, [2] 165 [3] pp., illustrations by Frank O’Leary. 8vo, original rose cloth. Fine in d.j. (spine lightly browned).

    First edition. Typography by Carl Hertzog.     $25

 

1321.    BOLLAERT, William. William Bollaert’s Texas. Chicago: The Newberry Library; Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1956. xxiii [1, blank], 423 [1, colophon] pp., map, 8 plates. 8vo, original red and blue cloth lettered in silver, top edge dyed black. Light shelf wear, a few scattered fox-marks to endpapers, otherwise near fine in rubbed and price-clipped d.j. with short tear and a little insect damage.

    First edition. BTB 18: “The most entertaining book on the Republic of Texas, this is also one of the most perceptive.” Edited by W. Eugene Hollon and Ruth Lapham Butler.     $20

 

1322.    BOLTON, Herbert Eugene. Athanase de Mézières and the Louisiana-Texas Frontier, 1768-1780.... New York: Kraus Reprint Co., 1970. 351 [1, blank], 392 pp., folding map, facsimiles. 8vo, original red cloth gilt. Corners lightly bumped, otherwise fine.

    Reprint of 1914 edition, combining volumes I and II.     $50

 

1323.    BOSWORTH, Allan R. New Country. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1962. xiii [3] 334 [2] pp., 8 plates, photographic endpapers. 8vo, original olive cloth gilt and decorated in blind. Spine and top edge of binding sunned, endpapers browned, otherwise fine in rubbed d.j. with a few short tears.

    First edition.     $25

 

1324.    BOWMAN, Bob. This Was East Texas: An Anthology of Ghost Towns. Diboll: Angelina Free Press, 1969. [20] pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original brown pictorial wrappers, stapled. One corner bumped, otherwise fine. Signed by author on upper wrap.

    First edition, third printing.     $20

 

1325.    BOWMAN, Bob. This Was East Texas: An Anthology of Ghost Towns. Diboll: Angelina Free Press, 1969. Another copy, not signed. Fine.     $15

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