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1426.    FENLEY, Florence. Oldtimers of Southwest Texas. Uvalde: Hornsby Press, 1957. Another copy, not signed. A few scattered fox-marks to top edge, two leaves trimmed incorrectly (not affecting text), light age-toning to text, otherwise very good in d.j. (sunned, a few tiny stains and spots, light wear and insect damage).     $125


1427.    FENLEY, Florence. Oldtimers: Their Own Stories. Uvalde: Hornsby Press, 1939. A1-A7, 254 pp., frontispiece map, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original brown cloth. Slight foxing to edges, tiny area of insect damage on upper hinge, occasional browning to margins of text, otherwise very good in d.j. (lightly browned and rubbed, several tears on front panel and small areas on insect damage).

    First edition. CBC 1426, plus many additional entries. Herd 799: “Scarce.... True stories of real cattlemen. Privately printed in a small edition and new becoming scarce.”     $90


1428.    FIELDS, F.T. Texas Sketchbook, Vol. I. Houston: Humble Oil, 1952. 43 [1, blank] pp., Illustrations by E.M. Schiwetz, illustration of Mission San José by Avery Johnson tipped onto p. [4]. 4to, original green pictorial wrappers. Fine.

    Reprints articles previously published in The Humble Way, a magazine published by the Humble Oil & Refining Company of Houston.     $10


1429.    FIELDS, F.T. Texas Sketchbook: A Collection of Historical Stories from the Humble Way [wrapper title]. Houston: Humble Oil, 1958. 104 pp., many illustrations by E.M. Schiwetz, some in color. 4to, original color pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps foxed and moderately worn, light wear to edges of text block, overall good condition.

    Revised edition.     $5


1430.    FINNEGAN, John P. “Preparedness in Wisconsin: The National Guard and the Mexican Border Incident” in Wisconsin Magazine of History 46:3 (Spring, 1964). Pp. 199-213, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original green printed wrappers, stapled. Very good aside from light wear, soiling, and browning to wraps.     $10


1431.    FISHER, Lee William. Live Trapping Texas Antelopes [caption title]. N.p., 1942. Pp. 231-236, 4 plates, illustration. 8vo, original white printed self-wrappers, stapled. Fine aside from a little browning to upper wrap (p. 231).

    From The Journal of Wildlife Management 6:3 (July, 1942).     $10


1432.    FITZHUGH, Lester N. (comp.). Texas Batteries, Battalions, Regiments, Commanders, and Field Officers, Confederate States Army, 1861-1865. Midlothian: Mirror Press, 1959. [4] 33 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original light grey printed wrappers, stapled. Spine and top edge of wraps and text block water-stained (not affecting text), wraps browned, small red smudge on upper wrap, otherwise very good.

    First edition. Not in CBC.     $50


1433.    FLANAGAN, Sue. Trailing the Longhorns: A Century Later. Austin: [Designed by Ward Ritchie for] Madrona Press, [1974]. xix [1, blank], 209 [2, blank] [1, colophon] pp., frontispiece, numerous photographic illustrations, illustrated maps by Cisneros. 4to, original dark brown calf over orange linen, spine gilt-lettered, photographic label of longhorn drive on upper cover. Mint, in publisher’s slipcase with original wrapping and packing box. Suite of prints by José Cisneros is absent.

    First edition, limited edition (#131 of 250 copies). Foreword by Wayne Gard. The author focuses on three major trails: Goodnight-Loving, Chisholm, and Western. The history of these trails is enhanced by excellent contemporary documentary photographs of surviving trail landmarks.     $100


1434.    FORTUNE, Jan & Jean Burton. Elisabet Ney. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. [10] 300, v [1, colophon] pp., frontispiece, 6 plates. 8vo, original green cloth. Light shelf wear to binding, top edge foxed, occasional foxing to frontispiece, plates, and adjacent pages, otherwise very good in price-clipped d.j. (lightly worn, spine browned, a little insect damage).

    First edition.     $10


1435.    FRANKS, J.M. Seventy Years in Texas: Memories of the Pioneer Days, Indian Depredations, and the Northwest Cattle Trail. Gainesville, 1924. 133 [1] pp., photographic portrait of author. 8vo, original light grey printed wrappers. Wraps lightly browned, small tear to lower wrap and blank margin of last four leaves, overall near fine.

    First edition. CBC 233, plus additional entries. Graff 1408. Guns 759: “Scarce.” Herd 839: “Scarce.” Howes F339. Rader 1466.     $150

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1436.    FRANKS, J.M. Seventy Years in Texas.... Gainesville, 1924. Another copy, variant wrappers. 8vo, original dark grey printed wrappers. Upper wrap and title page creased, ink ownership inscriptions to upper wrap and title page, title page foxed, small tear to margin of pp. 125-126, overall very good.     $125


1437.    FRARY, Michael (artist) & William A. Owens (author). Impressions of the Big Thicket. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1973. 112 pp., frontispiece, map, many illustrations (most full-page, many in color). 4to, original green pictorial cloth gilt. Light shelf-wear, gilt a bit dull, edges foxed, occasional scattered foxing to text, overall very good in lightly rubbed and foxed price-clipped d.j. with one small tear.

    First edition.     $5


1438.    FRIEND, Llerena. Sam Houston: The Great Designer. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1954. xiv, 394 pp., frontispiece portrait, 16 plates. 8vo, original red cloth gilt, top edge dyed blue. A little foxing to edges, otherwise fine in d.j. (spine light, lightly rubbed, a few scattered fox-marks). Signed by author on half-title.

    First edition. BTB 66: “The first 1,000 copies were issued in red cloth.... The most scholarly biography of Sam Houston, this is also one of the most interesting.”   $40


1439.    FULCHER, Walter. The Way I Heard It: Tales of the Big Bend. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1959. xxvii [1, blank], 87 [3] pp., frontispiece portrait, 20 plates, photographic endpapers. 8vo, original orange cloth gilt. Light shelf wear, edges browned, ink ownership and gift inscriptions, otherwise very good in d.j. (insect damage, browned, a few small stains and tears)

    First edition. Guns 780. Edited by Elton Miles.     $10


1440.    FULCHER, Walter. The Way I Heard It.... Austin: University of Texas Press, 1973. xxvi, 87 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, 20 plates, photographic endpapers. 8vo, original orange cloth gilt. Fine aside from ink gift inscription to blank leaf following half-title, in d.j. (browning, slight wear and insect damage)

    Second edition.     $10


1441.    FULMORE, Z.T. The History and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names. Austin: Press of E.L. Steck, 1915. ix [1, blank], 312 pp., map, illustrations, facsimiles. 8vo, original green cloth gilt. A little insect damage and light shelf wear to binding, corners bumped, printed bookplate on front pastedown, contemporary gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper, overall very good.

    First edition. CBC 4963. Rader 1508. TC 2061.     $100


1442.    FULMORE, Z.T. The History and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names. Austin: S.R. Fulmore, 1926. [4] vii [1, blank], 225 [5] pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrations, facsimiles. 8vo, original brown cloth. Binding lightly shelf-worn and soiled, with a few spots, endpapers foxed, 1933 gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper, overall very good.

    Revised edition. CBC 4963a.     $85


1443.    FULMORE, Z.T. The History and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names. Austin: Steck, 1935. [2] ix [3, blank] 312 pp., map, illustrations, facsimiles. 8vo, original green cloth gilt. Light wear and insect damage to binding, top edge slightly foxed, otherwise very good.

    Facsimile of 1915 first edition.     $75


1444.    GALLEGLY, Joseph. Footlights on the Border: The Galveston and Houston Stage Before 1900. The Hague: Mouton, 1962. 262 pp., frontispiece. 8vo, original navy blue cloth gilt. Bottom corners bumped, edges, frontispiece, and title page foxed, endpapers browned, otherwise very good in lightly rubbed and sunned d.j. Inscribed by author to Dudley Dobie on front free endpaper.

    First edition.     $35


1445.    GANNETT, Henry. A Gazetteer of Texas. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904. 177 [1, blank] iii [1, blank] pp., maps. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Fair condition only: fragile wraps worn, stained, and with a little insect damage, staining and a little insect damage to text.

    Second edition. Rader 1528. TC 2059 (both 1902 ed.). Not in CBC.     $15


1446.    GATSCHET, Albert S. The Karankawa Indians, the Coast People of Texas. Cambridge: Peabody Museum, 1891. 103 [1, blank] pp., map. 8vo, plain cream wrappers. Fine.

    First edition. Rader 1552. Not in CBC. Published as Archaeological and Ethnological Papers of the Peabody Museum I:2.     $125


1447.    GEISER, Samuel Wood. Scientific Study and Exploration in Early Texas: A Check-list of Published Books, Papers, and Notes on the History of Science, and Biographies of Naturalists of Texas, October, 1928 to July, 1944. Dallas: Southern Methodist University, 1944. [4] pp. Folded sheet, not bound. Light wear and a few fox-marks, else near fine.

    Brief pamphlet succinctly listing 60 of the author’s own publications on the topic of the history of science in Texas, including some of potential local history interest. The author generously states that “any productive scholar in the field of History of Science may secure on request any desired paper, if reprints have been issued. Another list will be issued when the accumulated titles appear to justify it” (p. [2]).     $5


1448.    GENERAL LAND OFFICE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS. Treasure Tempest in Texas [wrapper title]. N.p., n.d. [6] pp., 18 numbered leaves with photographic illustrations on versos, map printed in color. 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers, stapled. Map lightly foxed, otherwise near fine.     $10


1449.    GIBSON, Joe A. Forts and Treasure Trails of West Texas. San Angelo: Educator Books, 1969. 120 [2] pp., maps, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original yellow pictorial wrappers. Light wear and a few fox-marks to wraps, spine browned, otherwise very good. Signed by author on front flyleaf.

    First edition.     $45


1450.    GILES, L.B. Terry’s Texas Rangers. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1967. [12] 105 [1, blank] [14] pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original yellow cloth. Light shelf wear to extremities of spine, otherwise fine in d.j. (light edge wear, lower panel a bit rubbed and soiled)

    Facsimile of 1911 edition with added introduction and index. BTB 75A.     $125


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