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1526.    JARRAT, Rie. Gutiérrez de Lara, Mexican Texan: The Story of a Creole Hero. Austin: Creole Texana, 1949. xii, 67 [1, colophon with Carl Hertzog’s device] pp., frontispiece, map, illustrations by José Cisneros and Van Dorn Hooker, Jr. 8vo, original green cloth gilt. Endpapers foxed, otherwise near fine, unopened, in chipped and torn glassine d.j.

    First edition. Lowman 65.     $90


1527.    JEFFERSON, John. Hunters’ Guide to Texas. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1969. ix [1] 248 pp., maps, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers. Wraps browned and with a few tiny abrasions and light creases, otherwise very good. Author’s signed inscription to David N. Smith on dedication page.     $15


1528.    JENKINS, John H. Cracker Barrel Chronicles: A Bibliography of Texas Town and County Histories. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1965. xv [13] 509 [1, blank] pp., facsimiles. 8vo, original beige linen. Lower hinge cracked, overall good in d.j. (spine sunned, a few small chips and tears to edges), interior fine.

    First edition. Introduction by Dorman Winfrey.     $150

Item 1528
Item 1528

1529.    JENKINS COMPANY. A Catalogue of Over 1400 County and Town Histories of Texas. Austin: Jenkins Company, n.d. [2] 77 [7] pp., facsimiles. 4to, original blue pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps browned, small area of insect damage to upper wrap, a few fox-marks to first page, price and occasional item number circling in pencil, overall good to very good. Publisher’s ads for Cracker Barrel Chronicles and An Abstract of the Original Titles of Record in the General Land Office laid in.     $25


1530.    JONES, William M. Texas Testimony: Carved in Stone. Houston: Scardino Printing, 1952. viii, 234 pp. 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers. Wraps lightly worn and browned, edges foxed, otherwise very good.

    First edition.     $20


1531.    KARLING, Eva Hill LeSeur. Leaves from Ancient Oaks. Dallas: Dealy & Lowe, 1936. [12] 109 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece. 12mo, original tan pictorial cloth. Binding rubbed and a bit soiled, boards exposed at tips, upper hinge loose, child’s pencil scribblings to endpapers and several pages, including frontispiece and title.

    First edition.     $45


1532.    KELSEY, Anna Marietta. Through the Years: Reminiscences of Pioneer Days on the Texas Border. San Antonio: Naylor, 1952. xii, 179 [1, blank] pp., 18 plates (including frontispiece). 8vo, original tan cloth. Slight shelf wear, foxing to top edge of binding and text block, otherwise very good in sunned d.j.

    First edition. CBC 1269.     $40


1533.    KELSEY, Mavis P., Sr. The Making of a Doctor: Early Memoirs from 1912 to 1949. Houston: Published by the author, 1995. [10] 288 [2] pp., frontispiece portrait, 30 plates. 4to, original red cloth gilt. Very fine. Inscribed by author with additional signature of author on limitation page at rear of book.

    First edition, limited edition (#93 of 100 copies).     $20


1534.    KELSEY, Mavis P., Sr. Twentieth-Century Doctor: House Calls to Space Medicine. College Station: Texas A&M Press, 1999. xiii [1, blank], 408 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Very fine in d.j. Inscribed by author. Author’s personal advance copy, with associated letter from publisher laid in.

    First edition.     $10


1535.    KELSEY, Mavis P., Sr. & Donald H. Dyal. The Courthouses of Texas, a Guide.... College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1993. [2] v-ix [1], 331 [1, colophon] pp., map, many color photographic illustrations. 8vo, original color photographic wrappers. New, as issued.

    First edition.     $15


1536.    KENNEDY, William, Esq. Texas: The Rise, Progress, and Prospects of the Republic of Texas. In One Volume. Fort Worth: The Molyneaux Craftsmen, 1925. xlviii, 939 pp., maps (2 folding). 8vo, original maroon cloth gilt, top edge dyed maroon. Joints and edges of binding rubbed, gilt dull, upper hinge cracked (but holding), ink stamp on front pastedown, “Ex Libris Tejas Club,” small tear to blank margin of first folding map, overall very good.

    Reprint of London, 1841 second edition. BTB 117F: “This is the most comprehensive account of Texas published during its decade as an independent nation, and a work of such profound influence that it was a key factor in gaining English recognition of Texan independence.” CBC 103n, plus many additional entries. Graff 2308 (1841 edition). Howes 92n. Rader 2159 (1841 ed.).     $100


1537.    KENNEY, Nathaniel T. “Big Bend: Jewel of the Texas Desert” in National Geographic 133:1 (January, 1968). Pp. 104-133, photographs by James L. Stanfield. 8vo, original color pictorial wrappers. Near fine aside from light wear to wraps.     $5


1538.    KILMAN, Ed. Cannibal Coast. San Antonio: Naylor, 1959. xv [1, blank], 294 pp., illustrations, endpaper maps. 8vo, original turquoise pictorial cloth. A bit of insect damage to binding, top edge foxed with a few small spots and stains, overall good in worn, torn, and browned d.j. (ca. 3.5 cm void in upper panel). Author’s signed inscription to Gene Whitmore on half-title, related unsigned typed note to Whitmore laid in, with an unknown third party apologizing to Whitmore for not previously mailing the book on the author’s behalf.

    First edition. Dust jacket design by E.M. Schiwetz.     $25


1539.    KING, Dick. Ghost Towns of Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1953. xiii [1, blank], 140 pp., 12 plates. 8vo, original blue cloth. Foxing to top edge, endpapers, and plates and adjacent pages, otherwise very good in d.j. (rubbed, a few small chips and tears).

    First edition. CBC 4984. Guns 1235: “Scarce.”   $25


1540.    KING, Edward [author] & J. Wells Champney [illustrator]. Texas: 1874. An Eyewitness Account of Conditions in Post-Reconstruction Texas. Houston: Cordovan Press, 1974. vi, 160 pp., many illustrations. 8vo, original cream pictorial wrappers printed in black and pink. Fine.

    Reprint edition. Edited by Robert S. Gray, introduction by Joe B. Frantz.     $10


1541.    KING, Irene Marschall. John O. Meusebach, German Colonizer in Texas. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1967. xii, [2] 192 pp., frontispiece portrait, folding map, 16 plates. 8vo, original cream cloth. Front cover and edges foxed, a little foxing opposite frontispiece, plates, and folding map, otherwise very good in d.j. (lightly worn, spine sunned, browning to lower panel).

    First edition.     $40


1542.    KINNEY, S.E. Confidential Rating Book: The Retail Merchants Rating Bureau of Austin and Travis County, 1914. Austin: Retail Merchants Rating Bureau, 1914. 128 pp., key to codes used laid in. 12 mo, original brown cloth. Binding rubbed, upper hinge cracked, a little insect damage to endpapers, text lightly browned, overall good. Unrelated browned and torn folding map of Texas on newsprint laid in.

    Confidential book rating the credit worthiness of Austin customers in 1914.     $65


1543.    KONWISER, Harry M. Texas Republic Postal System: A Brief Story Relating to the Post Office and Postal Markings of the Republic of Texas. New York: Harry L. Lindquist, 1933. 72 pp., facsimiles. 8vo, original red cloth gilt. A few small water spots to binding, gilt dull, otherwise very good in glassine d.j. (lightly worn, small tear and crease to lower panel). Signed by author on p. 3.     $85


1544.    KRESS, Alexander. Ralph Yarborough, The Big Thicket’s Advocate in Congress: An Annotated Congressional Record Bibliography, 1962-1970. Austin: Published by the author, 1970. [2] 30 pp., 4 plates. 8vo, original white pictorial wrappers, stapled. Spine slightly rubbed, otherwise fine.

    First edition.     $50


1545.    KRIEGER, Alex D. Culture Complexes and Chronology in Northern Texas, with Examples of Puebloan Datings to the Mississippi Valley. Austin: University of Texas, 1946. [2] 366 pp., folding map and 3 folding charts in envelope tipped in at rear of book, many plates (included in pagination). 8vo, original cream printed wrappers. A little soiling and wear to wrappers, rear flyleaf lightly foxed, tiny tear to envelope flap, a little adhesive residue on blank verso of one folding chart, otherwise very good.

    First edition.     $85


1546.    LASSWELL, Mary Lubbock. In Way of Progress [caption title]. Austin, 1958. [4] pp., photographic illustration. Folded sheet: closed: 22.9 x 15.3 cm; open: 22.9 x 30.6 cm. Fine.

    Pamphlet protesting the proposed bulldozing of the Governor Francis R. Lubbock house, on the southwest corner of Congress Avenue and Fifteenth Street in Austin, Texas.     $5


1547.    LASSWELL, Mary [Lubbock] & Bob Pool. I’ll Take Texas. Boston: Houghton Mifflin; Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1958. [8] 376 pp., illustrations by Jo Alys Downs. 8vo, original half tan cloth over brown boards, top edge dyed purple. Light shelf wear, a few water spots to top edge, endpapers browned, otherwise very good in d.j. (lightly worn and soiled, spine with two slashes)

    Third Printing.     $15


1548.    LATHROP, Barnes F. Migration into East Texas, 1835-1860: A Study from the United States Census. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1949. x, 114 pp., maps (including frontispiece), tables, figures. 8vo, original light green cloth. Binding sunned and lightly foxed, slight foxing to endpapers, frontispiece, and title page, overall very good.

    First edition. CBC 906, 924.     $30


1549.    LAXSON, Dorothy McNallie & Rosemary McNallie Turner. To Texas in a T-Model: One Family’s Experiences. N.p., 1979. [6] 41 [1, blank] pp., illustrations. 4to, original beige wrappers, stapled, with green cloth tape back strip. A little adhesive residue to upper wrap, otherwise near fine. Author Rosemary Turner’s signed gift inscription, dated March 20, 1983, on title page, signed by both authors on title page verso.

    First edition, limited edition (#35 of 50 copies).     $50


1550.    LCRA News 2:4 (April 1945). Austin: Lower Colorado River Authority, 1945. [2] 22 pp., illustrations. 4to, original blue pictorial wrappers, stapled. Staples rusted, wraps and top edge foxed, small stain to front edge, overall very good.     $10


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