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Texas County and Local History
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1501. HOLDEN, William Curry. A Ranching Saga: The Lives of William Electious Halsell and Ewing Halsell. San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 1976.  289 [1, blank] +  291-568  pp., illustrations, frontispiece, and endpapers by José Cisneros. 2 vols., small 4to, original grey cloth. Spines sunned, otherwise near fine in publisher’s slipcase with printed paper label (sunned). Carl Hertzog’s printed bookplates on front pastedowns.
First edition. $200
1502. HOLWORTHY, Sister Mary Xavier. Diamonds for the King. N.p., 1945. ix  129 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original maroon cloth gilt. Binding lightly rubbed, gilt discolored, endpapers lightly browned, first and last few leaves abraded where formerly stuck together, overall good condition.
First edition. $25
1503. HORLACHER, James Levi. A Year in the Oil Fields. Lexington, Kentucky: Press of the Kentucky Kernel, 1929. 68 pp. 12mo, original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Fine. $75
1504. HOUSE, Boyce. Oil Boom: The Story of Spindletop, Burkburnett, Mexia, Smackover, Desdemona, and Ranger. Caldwell, Ohio: Caxton Printers, 1941. 194 pp., frontispiece, illustrated title page, 34 plates. 8vo, original black cloth gilt. Gilt turning green, top edge foxed, a little foxing opposite plates, otherwise very good, accompanied by dust jacket (chipped, in 3 pieces).
First edition. CBC 1465. $60
1505. HOWARD, Rex Z. Howard King’s [pseud.] Texas Tourist Travel Guide; Tex-A-Tour; Interesting Attractions in Texas; What to See [wrapper title]. Grand Prairie: Lo-Ray Co., 1948. 138  pp., maps, photographic illustrations, ads. 8vo, original cream pictorial wrappers printed in red and blue. Edges foxed, foxing to inside of wrappers and adjacent pages, and a few interior pages.
First edition. $20
1506. HOWARD, Rex Z. Texas Guidebook: Authentic Information about the Wonders of Texas. Grand Prairie: The Lo-Ray Co., 1954.  324, 400-408  pp., maps, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original blue cloth gilt. Light shelf wear, gilt a bit dull, text lightly age-toned, overall very good. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Ink stamp on p. 324: “Notice: Latest copies of TEXAS GUIDEBOOK omit advertising pages 324 to 400.”
Second edition, “Special Library Copy.” $25
1507. HOWARD, Rex Z. Texas Guidebook: Authentic Information about the Wonders of Texas. Grand Prairie: The Lo-Ray Co., 1954.  324, 400-408  pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers printed in brown and green. Fine.
Second edition. $20
1508. HOWARD, Rex Z. Texas Guidebook.... Grand Prairie, The Lo-Ray Co., 1962.  356  pp., map, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original beige pictorial wrappers printed in green and brown. Fine aside from a little browning to wrappers and a very few scattered fox-marks to text.
Fourth edition, “Special Library Copy.” $15
1509. HOWARD, Rex Z. Texas Guidebook.... Amarillo: F.M. McCarty Company, 1970.  306  pp., maps, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original white wrappers printed in color. Wraps lightly rubbed, with a little foxing, tiny abrasion to upper wrap, edges and pages adjacent to wraps foxed, overall very good.
Fifth edition. Edited my F.M. McCarty. $10
1510. HOXIE, H.M. & Allen McCoy. Homes in Texas on the Line of the International & Great Northern R.R. 1880-’81. International (Lone Star) Route. Buffalo: Printing House of Matthews Bros. & Bryant for International & Great Northern R.R., 1880. 135 [1, blank] pp., large folding map, illustrations. 8vo, original green pictorial wrappers. Upper wrap detached and with tape repair, lower wrap heavily spotted, insect damage to lower wrap and last few pages, title page with offsetting from map, text age-toned, musty odor. $750
1511. HUBBARD, Louis H. Recollections of a Texas Educator. Salado, 1964.  285  pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original red cloth gilt. Binding sunned and with light scratches on lower cover, otherwise very good. Signed by author on blank leaf opposite frontispiece.
First edition, limited edition (#518 of 1000 numbered and signed copies). $15
1512. HUBBS, Barney (comp.). Robert Clay Allison: Gentleman Gunfighter, 1840-1887. Pecos: West of the Pecos Museum, 1966.  pp., illustrations (mostly photographic, some full-page). Small 4to, original yellow pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine. Signed by compiler on title page and dated 10-8-66.
First edition. Guns 1058: “A short but fairly well-done biography of Clay Allison with some previously unpublished photographs and plates.” $35
1513. HUDGINS, Charles D. The Maid of San Jacinto, The Bride of the Orient, and Other Poems. New York: J.S. Ogilvie, 1900.  12-134 pp. 12mo, original red pictorial cloth stamped in black and silver. Binding moderately rubbed, soiled, and with a few small spots and stains, previous owner’s ink stamp on front free endpaper, text lightly age-toned with a few smudges, overall very good. $55
1514. HUDSON, Wilson M. (ed.). Diamond Bessie & the Shepherds. Austin: Encino Press, 1972. vii  158 pp., illustrated title page, 2 photographic illustrations. 8vo, original pictorial red cloth. Slight shelf wear, corners bumped, upper hinge starting, paper clip stain on front free endpaper and half-title, otherwise very good in d.j. (sunned, light wear). Bookplate of J.P. Bryan on front pastedown.
First edition. Publications of the Texas Folklore Society number XXXVI. $15
1515. HUGHES, Alton. Pecos: A History of the Pioneer West. Seagraves: Pioneer Book Publishers, 1978. vi, 401 [1, blank] pp., maps, photographs. 4to, original blue pictorial cloth. Spine a bit light, a little shelf wear and foxing to covers, top edge foxed, otherwise very good.
First edition. $85
1516. HUGHS, Fannie May Barbee. Legends of Texas Rivers and Sagas of the Lone Star State: An Historical Interpretation of the Folklore together with the Part Played by the Old Landmarks in Modern Industrial Development. Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937. xvi, 252 pp., frontispiece map, illustrations. 8vo, original green cloth gilt. Light shelf wear, joints foxed, gilt dull, otherwise very good in d.j. (browned, lightly soiled, slight insect damage).
First edition. $75
1517. HUNT, Richard S. & Jesse F. Randel. Guide to the Republic of Texas: Consisting of a Brief Outline of the History of its Settlement.... New York: J.H. Colton, 1839. 63  [1, ads] [1, blank] pp. 12mo, original green cloth gilt-lettered and decorated in blind. Binding rubbed, a few spots to fore-edge, lower free endpaper torn, endpapers and text foxed, upper hinge cracked, text block cracked between signatures 1 and 2. Map absent.
First printing. Graff 2017. Howes H809. Rader 1980. Raines, p. 122. Streeter 1348: “The first general guide to Texas...it must have been a useful book for intending settlers, and its contemporary account of existing conditions makes it a valuable book now.” $875
1518. HUNTER, Gladys Nevins. Discord, Texas on Camp Creek and Other Stories. N.p., n.d. 94 pp., map, illustrations (mostly photographic). 8vo, original red cloth gilt. Binding slightly shelf-worn, old price in ink on front free endpaper, otherwise fine. Signed and dated 1976 on front free endpaper by author. Related news clipping laid in. $35
1519. HUNTER, J[ohn] Marvin, Sr. Peregrinations of a Pioneer Printer: An Autobiography. Grand Prairie: Frontier Times Publishing House, 1954.  244  pp., errata slip laid in. 8vo, original pictorial blue cloth gilt. Spine sunned, gilt dull, text browned, otherwise very good. Signed by author on label attached to front free endpaper.
First edition, limited edition (one of the first 300 copies printed and signed by author). Guns 1082: “Makes some mention of Scott Cooley, Thurman Skeeter Baldwin, John Wesley Hardin, George Scarborough, and Jeff Ake.” $55
1520. HUNTER, John Warren. Adventures of a Mier Prisoner: Being the Thrilling Experiences of John Rufus Alexander, Who Was with the Ill-fated Expedition which Invaded Mexico [wrapper title] Bandera: Frontier Times, 1912.  pp. 4to, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Wraps browned and lightly worn, margins of upper wrap foxed, oval impressions in lower wrap, text browned due to poor-quality paper stock, otherwise good. $75
1521. HUNTER, Lillie Mae. The Book of Years: A History of Dallam and Hartley Counties. Hereford: Pioneer Book Publishers, 1969. x, 206 pp., illustrations (mostly photographic). 4to, original gold pictorial cloth. Fine aside from a little browning to endpapers.
First edition. $80
1522. HUTCHISON, Rev. J.R. Reminiscences, Sketches, and Addresses Selected from My Papers during a Ministry of Forty-Five Years in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Houston: E.H. Cushing, 1874. 262 pp. 12mo, original maroon cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Moderate shelf-wear and insect damage to binding, hinges starting, overall good, interior clean.
Second issue, enlarged. Graff 2033. Howes H856. $85
1523. INGLIS, Jack M. A History of Vegetation on the Rio Grande Plain. Austin: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 1964.  122 [1, blank] pp., maps (including 3 folding maps in rear pocket), illustrations.8vo, original brown pictorial wrappers, stapled. Light wear to wrappers, wraps tearing free from bottom staple, overall very good.
First edition. $20
1524. INSTITUTE OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES. Seventy-five Years of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas. Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations 1893-1858 and Publications of Latin American Interest 1941-1958. Austin: Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, n.d.. 67 [1, blank] pp., facsimiles (frontispiece and title page verso). 8vo, original white pictorial wrappers printed in green. Small stain to upper wrap and first few leaves (not affecting text), bottom right corner lightly creased, overall very good. $25
1525. ISCOE, Louise Kosches. Ima Hogg, First Lady of Texas: Reminiscences and Recollections of Family and Friends. N.p.: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, 1976.  47  pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic illustrations. Oblong 8vo, half green cloth over green boards with printed paper label on front cover. Slight shelf wear, a few fox-marks to cover label, a little adhesive residue on bottom edge and associated small abrasions to blank margin of last few leaves and lower endpapers, overall very good.
First edition. $10
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