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1726.    SPAIGHT, A.W. The Resources, Soil, and Climate of Texas. Galveston: A.H. Belo, 1882. x, 360 pp. 8vo, original salmon printed wrappers. Wrappers smudged, text with occasional spots, else near fine. Map absent. “Compliments of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe R’y” stamped on upper wrapper.

    First edition. BTB 194: “The first reliable statistical account of Texas.” CBC 5021. Herd 2126: “Rare.”



1727.    SPRATT, John Stricklin. The Road to Spindletop: Economic Change in Texas, 1875-1901. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1970. xxix [1, blank] 337 [1, blank] pp., illustrated. 8vo, original orange and white printed wrappers. Fine.

    Reprint edition.     $5


1728.  STAMBAUGH, J. Lee. “The Lower Rio Grande Valley.” in The Texas Monthly 3:6 (June 1926). Pp. 747-760. 8vo, original orange printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled, edges foxed, else good.     $25


1729.    STAMBAUGH, J. Lee & Lillian J. Stambaugh. The Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1954. xiv, 344 pp., 12 plates (mainly photographic), 1 folding map, endpaper maps. 8vo, original lime cloth. Endpapers and edges lightly foxed, else very good in chipped and torn pictorial d.j.

    First edition. CBC 685, plus twelve additional entries. Herd 2144: “Has a chapter on cattle and one on the King Ranch.” TC 1993.     $65


1730.    STAPP, William Preston. The Prisoners of Perote: Containing a Journal Kept by the Author, Who Was Captured by the Mexicans, at Mier, December 25, 1842, and Released from Perote, May 16, 1844. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1977. iii-xxiv, 226 pp., text illustrations. 8vo, original half buff cloth over buff boards. Ink mark on bottom of text block, else fine in pictorial d.j.

    Reset edition of 1845, G.B. Zieber and Company, Philadelphia edition. BTB 197C: “The was the first book to appear on the Mier Expedition; it is still one of the best.” $15


1731.    Statewide Texas Salute to United States Senator Ralph W. Yarborough. N.p., 1963. [16] pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original beige printed wrappers with photographic illustration, stapled. Pencil marks to upper wrapper, else near fine.

    Includes salute by J. Frank Dobie.     $20


1732.    STEELY, Skipper. 1850 Combined Census: Lamar and Red River Counties, Texas. Paris: Wright Press, 1985. viii, 223 [1, blank] pp. 4to, original red cloth. Fine.     $40


1733.    STICKLE, Arthur Waldo (ed.). The State of Texas Book: One Hundred Years of Progress. Austin: Capital Printing, 1937. 496 pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original deep red cloth, blind stamped with state medallion and pictorial scenes. Fine.

    First edition.     $45


1734.    STILLWELL, Hart. Border City. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1945. [12] 276 pp. 8vo, original green cloth. Near fine in a lightly chipped d.j.

    First edition. Novel set in a fictional border town.     $20


1735.    STOVALL, Allan. Breaks of the Balcones: A Regional History. Austin: Firm Foundation Publishing, 1967. xvi, 365 [1, blank] pp., 2 separate folding maps. 8vo, original blue cloth. Very good in lightly chipped pictorial price-clipped d.j. Signed by author on half-title.

    First edition.     $200

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1736.    STRECKER, John K. Animals and Streams: A Contribution to the Study of Texas Folk Names. Waco: Baylor University, 1929. 22 [1] pp. 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers lightly soiled, previous owner’s stamp on upper wrap, else very good.

    Contributions to Folk-Lore, Number 2 (April 15, 1929). Not in CBC.     $25


1737.    STRECKER, John K. Chronicles of George Barnard: The Indian Trader of the Tehuacana and Other Bits of Texas History. Waco: Baylor University, 1928. [2] 58 pp., frontispiece portrait of George Barnard. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Wrappers mildly foxed and discolored, title page foxed, text with occasional spots, else good.

    The Baylor Bulletin 31:3, September 1928. Not in CBC.     $75


1738.    STREETER, Floyd B. Ben Thompson: Man With a Gun. New York: Frederick Fell, 1957. [16] 217 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original half black cloth over yellow boards. Endpapers browned, top edge mildly foxed, else very in rubbed pictorial d.j.

    First edition.     $25


1739.    SUTTON, R.L. Silver Kings of Aransas Pass and Other Stories. Kansas City: Brown-White, 1937. 352 pp., frontispiece. 8vo, original orange cloth. Near fine in chipped pictorial d.j.

    First edition.     $80


1740.    SWENSON BROTHERS. The Story of the S.M.S. Ranch [wrapper title]. Stamford, (ca. 1922). 106 pp., 91 photographic illustrations. Oblong 8vo, original photographic wrappers. Light chipping to spine, else near fine.

    Herd 2269: “Scarce.” An unusual booklet designed to provide an overview of an early mail-order cattle business. Includes short article titled “Some Glimpses into Ranch Life” by Frank S. Hastings.     $95


1741.    SWISHER, John M. The Swisher Memoirs, Edited by Rena Maverick Green. San Antonio: Sigmund Press, 1932. 63 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, 1 plate, map on verso of upper wrap. 8vo, original green wrappers, stapled. Very good.     $85


1742.    TARPLEY, Fred. Place Names of Northeast Texas. Commerce: East Texas State University, 1969. xxi [1] 245 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original photographic wrappers. Other than light wear to wrappers, a fine copy. Inscribed.     $20


1743.    TAYLOR, Bride Neill. Elisabet Ney, Sculptor. New York: Devin-Adair, 1916. 144 pp., frontispiece of Elisabet Ney, 10 photographic plates. 8vo, original dark blue cloth gilt-stamped. Corners and edges bumped, one corner lightly abraded, top edge lightly foxed, text browned, else very good.

    First edition.     $40


1744.    TAYLOR, T.U. Bill Longley and His Wild Career. Bandera: Frontier Times, 1925. 31 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original grey wrappers, stapled. Minor spotting to wrappers, mild foxing to top edge, else very good.     $45


1745.    Texana 2:4. Waco: Texian Press, Winter 1964. Pp. 231-349 [25], ads. 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers. Light wear to wrappers, foxing to edges, else very good.     $10


1746.    TEXAS ADJUTANT GENERAL’S OFFICE. List of Fugitives From Justice for 1900: Compiled From Revised Reports of Sheriffs From Fugitive List of 1896, and From Subsequent Reports of Sheriffs Received at the Adjutant General’s Office. Austin Von Boeckmann, Moore & Schutze, 1900. 203 [1, blank] pp. 8vo, original rust printed wrappers. Wrappers chipped, upper wrapper missing corner, lower wrapper missing corner, insect damage to first leaf, edges browned, else a good copy.

    Guns 1346: “Scarce.”     $100


1747.    Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide, 1974-1975. Dallas: A.H. Belo, 1973. 704 pp., text and photographic illustrations, folding map, ads. 8vo, original white cloth with photographic illustration. Cloth spotted, edges foxed, else near fine.

    CBC 5027.     $10


1748.    TEXAS AND NORTHWEST PRODUCE COMPANY LIMITED. Typed legal document, 1 p., folio (36 x 20.8 cm), vellum. February 1, 1895. Signed by the New York and English partners. Fine.     $15


1749.    TEXAS CENTENNIAL COMMISION. Official Centennial Scrapbook of Texas [wrapper title]. N.p.: South-West Press, 1935. [6] folios, text illustrations. 4to, stiff paper wrappers, unbound. Light wear to wrappers, text browned, else very good. Includes affixed envelope of press clipping reproductions.     $40


1750.    TEXAS CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION. Official Texas Centennial Souvenir. Dallas: [Wilson Printing for] John Sirigo, 1936. [16] pp., color illustrations. 4to, original color illustrated self-wrappers, stapled. Other than mild wear and gentle warping, a near fine copy.     $40


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