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Texas County and Local History
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1701. SHETTLES, Elijah L. Recollections of a Long Life. Nashville: Blue and Gray Press, 1973. xix [1, blank], 186 pp., frontispiece portrait of Elijah Shettles. 8vo, original blue cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Fine in a rubbed d.j. missing small portion of top front. $15
1702. SHIPMAN, Mrs. O.L. Letters Past and Present to My Nephews and Nieces. N.p., n.d.  137 [1, blank] pp., 12 photographic plates. 8vo, original tan wrappers. Mild foxing to edges, else very good.
Herd 2062: “Scarce.” $75
1703. SHIRLEY, Emma Morrill. The Administration of Pat M. Neff, Governor of Texas, 1921-1925. Waco: Baylor University Press, 1938. xiii [1, blank], 124 pp. 8vo, original olive wrappers. Other than light wear, a very good copy.
The Baylor Bulletin 15:4, December 1938. $20
1704. SHOOK, Mrs. John R. (pseud. of John Cornelius). Along the King’s Highway or the Invisible Route: A Romance of the Southern United States. San Antonio: Maverick-Clarke Litho, 1912.  506 pp., frontispiece, 5 plates. 8vo, original maroon cloth, gilt-lettered. Cloth shelf worn, gilt faded, text lightly browned, text block loose (but holding), else good. $15
1705. SHULER, Sam A. Setting Up a Local History Collection and Services in a Texas Public Library. Austin: Texas State Library, 1968.  9 pp., cover sheet illustration. 4to, stapled unbound sheets. Light wear, else very good. $10
1706. SINGLEY, J.A. Contributions to the Natural History of Texas. Part I: Texas Mollusca. Part II: Texas Birds. Austin: Geological Survey of Texas, 1893. 297-375 pp. 8vo, original brown printed wrappers. Wrappers chipped and slightly detached at head of spine, else very good. $35
1707. SITTON, Thad & James H. Conrad. Nameless Towns: Texas Sawmill Communities, 1880-1942. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1998. xiii [1, blank], 257 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original tan cloth gilt. Fine.
First edition. $20
1708. SLAYDEN, Ellen Maury. Washington Wife: Journal of Ellen Maury Slayden from 1897-1919. New York & Evanston: Harper & Row, 1963. xxiv,  385  pp., 16 photographic plates. 8vo, original grey cloth stamped in blind and slate. Fine in lightly worn pictorial d.j.
First edition. Introduction by Walter Prescott Webb. $10
1709. SLOANE, Charles Albert (ed.). I Remember, Being the Memoirs of Mrs. John Herndon (Maria Aurelia Williams) James Together with Contemporary Historical Events and Sketches of Her Own and Her Husband’s Families. San Antonio: Naylor, 1938.  301 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece, facsimile. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt-lettered. Cloth lightly rubbed, endpapers and edges mildly foxed, else very good in a chipped and price-clipped d.j. with photographic illustration.
First edition. $85
1710. SMITH, Clinton L. & Jefferson D. Smith. The Boy Captives...Written by J. Marvin Hunter. Bandera: Frontier Times, 1927. 219 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original light green printed wrappers. Wrappers mildly soiled, top edge lightly foxed, else very good.
Rader 1985. $200
1711. SMITH, D.B. Burson Adair: European Letters of Travel, Essays, Newspaper Articles, Poems, and Short Stories. Richmond, Virginia: L.H. Jenkins, 1925. 369  pp., frontispiece portrait of author. 8vo, original red cloth. Binding lightly shelf-worn and foxed, otherwise near fine. $15
1712. SMITH, Erwin E. (photographer) & J. Evetts Haley. Life on the Texas Range. Austin: University of Texas, 1952. 112 pp., frontispiece portrait of Erwin Smith, 80 plates (included in pagination), photographic endpapers. 4to, original mustard cloth decorated in brown, in pictorial slipcase. Fine. Signed by Haley on half-title.
Herd 966: “A book of reproductions of pictures taken by Erwin E. Smith on the cattle range in the eighties and nineties for which he became famous.” $50
1713. SMITH, Erwin E. (photographer) & J. Evetts Haley. Life on the Texas Range. Austin: University of Texas, 1973. 112 pp., frontispiece portrait, many photographic illustrations, photographic endpapers. 4to, original mustard cloth. Fine in lightly-worn d.j.
Second printing. $15
1714. SMITH, Victor J. A Survey of Indian Life in Texas. Alpine: Big Bend Memorial Museum, 1941.  12  pp., 2 maps. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Near fine.
Reprinted from Frontier Times, Bandera, Texas, August 1941. $15
1715. SMITHWICK, Noah. The Evolution of a State, or Recollections of Old Texas Days. Austin: Gammel Book, 1900.  354 pp., text illustrations, 2 plates. 8vo, original grey decorated cloth. Cloth rubbed and spotted, spine slanted, front hinge cracked (but holding), front free-endpaper and frontispiece detached, text browned.
BTB 189: “A fascinating depiction of social life in Texas when it was a colony and a republic.” Graff 3872. Howes S726. Rader 2948. $225
1716. SOLMS-BRAUNFELS, Prince Carl. Texas 1844-1845. Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1936.  141  pp., 4 illustrations, 2 maps, endpaper maps. 4to, original navy blue cloth. Gilt faded, occasional foxing to endpapers and text, else a near fine copy.
First edition in English, limited edition (#432 of 750 copies). BTB 504: “The most candid book about Texas immigration ever written.” Graff 3889n. Howes S751. $200
1717. SONNICHSEN, C.L. Roy Bean: Law West of the Pecos. Old Greenwich: Devin-Adair, 1943. viii,  207 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait of Roy Bean, 6 photographic plates. 8vo, original rust cloth. Cloth lightly rubbed, else very good. $10
1718. SONNICHSEN, C.L. Roy Bean: Law West of the Pecos. New York: Macmillan, 1946. viii,  207 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, 6 photographic plates. 8vo, original blue cloth with orange spine lettering. Light foxing to edges, else very good in gently chipped pictorial d.j.
Seventh printing. $10
1719. SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD. Southwest Texas: From San Antonio to El Paso. Houston: [Cumming & Sons for] Southern Pacific, (ca. 1908).  92  pp., photographic illustrations, map. 8vo, original grey wrappers, stapled. Wrapper soiled and fore-edge insect damaged, upper fore-edge of text block with mild water stain and insect damage, else good. $165
1720. SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD. Southwest Texas: From San Antonio to El Paso. Houston: [Cumming & Sons for] Southern Pacific, (ca. 1911). 89  pp., photographic illustrations, map. 8vo, original wrappers with photographic illustrations, stapled, brown backstrip. Wrappers insect damaged, tail of spine detached from text bloc, first leaves with insect damage to margins (not affecting text), else good. $165
1721. SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD. Ten Texas Topics. Houston: Southern Pacific, n.d. 48 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original illustrated wrappers, stapled. Wrappers and text slightly insect damaged, else good. $65
1722. SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD. West Texas: Its Soil, Climate and Possibilities. Houston: Southern Pacific, (ca. 1904). 48 pp., photographic illustrations, advertisements. 8vo, original light green printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers soiled, text loose, fore-edge insect damaged, occasional foxing, else fair.
Cf. CBC 497, plus nine additional entries. $75
1723. SOUTHWEST PUBLICATIONS. Southwest Texans. San Antonio, 1952. 1A-72A, 607  [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original maroon cloth decorated in blind. Cloth rubbed at front joint, front hinge loose (but holding), endpapers foxed, text lightly foxing, else very good.
Publisher’s edition, revised. $75
1724. SOUTHWESTERN IMMIGRATION COMPANY. Texas: Her Resources and Capabilities; Being a Description of the State of Texas and the Inducements She Offers to Those Seeking Homes in a New Country. New York: E.D. Slater, 1881. 255  pp., frontispiece, 17 plates, folding color map. 8vo, original brown cloth decorated in blind and gilt. Cloth abraded and scuffed with rip to lower cover, spine slanted, rear hinge cracked, text lightly spotted, else very good. Inscribed by William Lang, president of the company.
First edition. CBC 5018. Herd 2274: “Scarce...This book gives much information on the cattle industry of West Texas and the Panhandle.” $625
1725. SOWELL, A.J. Rangers and Pioneers of Texas.... New York: Argosy-Antiquarian, 1964.  411 [1, blank] pp., text illustrations. 8vo, original black pebbled cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Fine.
Limited edition (1 of 750 copies), facsimile of the 1884 edition. BTB 193: “One of the basic sources on the vicissitudes of the pioneer settlers in Texas.” CBC 5020. Graff 3907. Howes S797. $125
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