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1326.    BRETT, Bill. The Stolen Steers: A Tale of the Big Thicket. College Station & London: Texas A&M University Press, 1977. 116 pp., frontispiece and text illustrations by Michael Frary. 8vo, original mustard cloth. Very fine in d.j. (light wear to top edge).

    First edition.     $10


1327.    BREWER, J. Mason. The Word on the Brazos: Negro Preacher Tales from the Brazos Bottoms of Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1953. xv [1] 109 [1, blank] pp. title page illustration, 5 plates, and illustrated endpapers by Ralph White, Jr. 8vo, original red pictorial cloth, top edge dyed black. Fine in browned and lightly worn d.j. Signed by author on half-title.

    First edition. Foreword by J. Frank Dobie.     $45


1328.    BREWER, J. Mason. The Word on the Brazos: Negro Preacher Tales from the Brazos Bottoms of Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1954. xv [1] 109 [1, blank] pp. title page illustration, 5 plates, and illustrated endpapers by Ralph White, Jr. 8vo, original red pictorial cloth, top edge dyed black. Fine in price-clipped d.j. (lightly worn, spine a bit light).

    First edition, second printing.     $20


1329.    BROOKER, William H. Texas: An Epitome of Texas History from the Filibustering and Revolutionary Eras to the Independence of the Republic. From Most Approved Sources. Columbus, Ohio: Press of Nitschke Brothers, 1897. 100 pp., frontispiece portrait, 21 plates. 8vo, original pictorial red cloth printed in silver, edges dyed red. Poor to fair condition: binding worn and stained, hinges cracked, front endpaper through frontispiece detached, text browned, occasional foxing to plates.

    First edition.     $75


1330.    BROOKS, Charles Mattoon, Jr. Texas Missions: Their Romance and Architecture. Dallas: Dealey & Lowe, 1936. [16] 154 [42, maps and photographs] [10, index] pp., endpaper maps. Large 8vo, original brown cloth gilt. Slight shelf wear, small spot on top edge, otherwise near fine in d.j. (lightly worn and soiled, spine light). Signed by author on front free endpaper.

    First edition, limited edition (#59 of 200 autographed copies). Rader 500. Not in CBC.     $45


1331.    BROWN, George Rothwell. The Speaker of the House: The Romantic Story of John N. Garner. New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. v [1, blank], 162 pp., frontispiece portrait, 7 plates. 12mo, original mustard cloth. Slight insect damage to binding, light foxing to edges, endpapers and pages opposite plates browned, overall very good.

    First edition.     $15


1332.    BROWN, John Earl. Yesteryears of Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1936. x, 157 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, 2 plates. 8vo, original pictorial maroon cloth. Top edge foxed, a few scattered fox-marks to plates and adjacent pages, otherwise very good in price-clipped d.j. with several small tears and chips.

    First edition. Herd 344.     $75


1333.    BRUNE, Kenneth, Arlene Brune, Mary Anne Pickens, Cynthia Pickens, & W.R. Pickens. Forty Years on the Trail: A History of the Texas Trail Riders Association, 1955-1994. Alleyton: Show Me Type & Print, 1994. [6] 82 pp., map, photographic illustrations, facsimiles. 4to, original cream pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine aside from a little soiling to lower wrap and light crease to blank margin of first two leaves.

    First edition.     $25


1334.    BRYANT, Claude W. Lumbering Along in Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1960. ix [1, blank], 201 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, 8 plates. 8vo, original green pictorial cloth. Ex-lib, with several related markings and remnants of pocket on lower pastedown, binding lightly shelf-worn, edges and endpapers foxed, overall good.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $10


1335.    BRYSON, J. Gordon. One Hundred Dollars & a Horse: The Reminiscences of a Country Doctor. New York: William Morrow, 1965. xvi, 272 pp., frontispiece. 8vo, original half white cloth over red boards. Spine foxed, a few fox-marks to blank margins of frontispiece and adjacent title page and half-title verso, otherwise very good in lightly worn d.j.

    First edition. Introduction by Joe B. Frantz    $10


1336.    BUCK, Samuel M. Yanaguana’s Successors: The Story of the Canary Islanders’ Immigration into Texas in the Eighteenth Century. San Antonio: Naylor, 1949. ix [1, blank], 272 pp., 3 plates, a few text illustrations. 8vo, original orange cloth. Binding lightly shelf-worn, corners bumped, top edge foxed, a little foxing to plates, otherwise very good in worn d.j. with several chips and tears.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $40


1337.    Bunker’s Monthly: The Magazine of Texas II:4 (October, 1928). Fort Worth: Bunker Publications, 1928. x, [2] 433-576 pp., 1 plate, ads. 8vo, original cream printed wrappers. Light wear to wraps, offsetting and browning from plate to page opposite, otherwise fine.     $25


1338.    BUREAU OF MUNICIPAL RESEARCH. Units of Local Government in Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1941. 221 pp., many maps. 4to, original blue pictorial wrappers. Wrappers browned and lightly rubbed and soiled, a little foxing to endpapers and title page, overall very good.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $20


1339.    BURNS, Annalee. Gone Are the Days. San Antonio: Naylor, 1960. xvi, 95 [1, blank] pp., text illustrations. 8vo, original black pictorial cloth gilt. Binding lightly shelf-worn, gilt dull, edges and front endpapers foxed, occasional fox-marks to text, otherwise very good. Author’s signed inscription, dated Jan. 9, 1963, on front free endpaper above additional ink gift inscription from Mrs. J.C. Cox.

    First edition.     $15


1340.    CAGE, James C. The Court Martial of Henry Ossian Flipper. El Paso: El Paso Corral of the Westerners, 1981. 47 [1, blank] pp., illustrations (mostly photographic). 4to, original beige pictorial self-wrappers, stapled. Wraps lightly rubbed and soiled, notes in pencil to text, else fine.

    First edition. Published as Buffalo Chip Gazette 2:3 (Fall 1981).     $10


1341.    CAMPION, William J. The Lore and Legend of the Texas Hill Country. N.p., n.d. [4] 59 [3] pp. 8vo, original brown printed wrappers. Upper joint cracked (but holding), otherwise very good.     $25


1342.    CARLSON, Paul H. Texas Woollybacks: The Range Sheep and Goat Industry. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1982. xiv, 236 pp, maps, 12 plates, tables. 8vo, original green cloth gilt. Very fine in d.j. with illustration by Joe Belt.

    First edition.     $15


1343.    CARROLL, H. Bailey. Nolan’s “Lost Nigger” Expedition of 1877. Austin, 1940. 23 [1] pp., illustration. 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine aside from slight browning and wear to wraps.

    Reprinted from The Southwestern Historical Quarterly Vol. XLIV (July, 1940).     $35


1344.    CARROLL, J.M. Just Such a Time: Recollections of Childhood on the Texas Frontier, 1858-1867. Austin: Kairos Press, 1987. [4] 65 [3] pp., woodcut illustrations by Barbara Whitehead (including frontispiece). 8vo, original half brown leather over yellow boards. Very fine in plain dust wrapper.

    Limited edition (150 copies).     $150

Item 1344
Item 1344

1345.    CARROLL, H. Bailey. Texas County Histories: A Bibliography. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1943. xxxii, 200 pp., frontispiece, folding map. 8vo, original buff cloth. Binding lightly shelf-worn and soiled, otherwise very good, unopened. Author’s signed inscription, dated April 29, 1943, on front free endpaper.

    First edition. CBC 4947: “The best basic work, thorough for the years prior to 1942, now very scarce.” $100


1346.    CARROLL, H. Bailey. Texas County Histories: A Bibliography. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1943. Another copy, not signed. Fine, unopened.     $75


1347.    CARROLL, H. Bailey & Milton R. Gutsch. Texas History Theses: A Check List of the Theses and Dissertations Relating to Texas History Accepted at the University of Texas, 1893-1951. Austin: Texas Historical Association, 1955. [14] 208 pp., frontispiece. 8vo, original olive cloth, top edge dyed red. Fine, in publisher’s salmon board slipcase with printed cover and spine labels (sunned and lightly shelf-worn, spine label browned and edge-worn).

    First edition. CBC 4948.     $45


1348.    CARSEY, Dorothy Ogden. Foraminifera of the Cretaceous of Central Texas. Austin: University of Texas, 1926. 53 [19] pp., 8 plates. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Light wear and browning to wraps, light crease to one corner of upper wrap and first 30 pages, overall very good.     $10


1349.    CARTER, Kathryn Turner. Stagecoach Inns of Texas. Waco: Texian Press, 1972. xvii [1, blank], 230 pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original red cloth gilt. Top edge foxed, light browning to margins of text, otherwise very good in d.j. (rubbed, spine sunned).

    First edition.     $35


1350.    CARTER, William T., Jr. & George N. Coffey. Reconnoissance Soil Survey of the Central Gulf Coast Area of Texas. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1911. 75 pp., sketch map, large folding map printed in color, 8 plates. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Wraps rubbed and soiled with moderate wear to spine, folding map browned, overall very good.

    First edition. Cf. CBC 56, plus many additional entries.     $50


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