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1776.    TEXAS MEMORIAL MUSEUM. Texas Grew from Hide and Horn: A Supplement to the Ranching Exhibits in the Texas Memorial Museum. Austin, 1962. [1] 15 folios, text illustrations. 4to, original pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine.

    Third printing.     $15


1777.    Texas Parade 27:5. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, October 1966. 3-50 pp., photographic illustrations, ads. 4to, original photographic wrappers, stapled. Very good.     $10


1778.    TEXAS REPUBLICAN FINANCE COMMITTEE. Texas Government Almanac and Business Guide for 1965. Austin, 1965. 256 pp., photographic and text illustrations, maps, charts, ads. 4to, original photographic wrappers. Light wear to wrappers and edges, else very good.     $20


1779.    TEXAS STATE GRANGE. Constitution and Declaration of Purposes of the National Grange, P. of H., Together with the Constitution of the Texas State Grange.... Belton, Texas Farmer Steam Book Print, 1883. 79 [5] pp. 16mo, original decorated wrappers. Spine repaired with tape, edges fragile and chipped, text browned, else good.

    First edition. $40


1780.    TEXAS STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. A Guide to Points of General and Historic Interest in Division No. 11 [wrapper title]. Lufkin, 1936. [12] 59 [1, blank] pp., text illustration, map. 4to, original tan pictorial wrappers, stapled. Other than light rust around staples, a fine copy.

    First edition. CBC 44, 2503, 3430, 3735, 3944, 3954, 3970, 4068, 4484.     $25


1781.    TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. Austin Meeting: April 27 and 28, 1945 [wrapper title]. El Paso: Carl Hertzog for Texas State Historical Association, 1945. [4] pp. 8vo, single folded sheet. Light wear from use, else very good.

    Lowman 289.     $15


1782.    TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL SURVEY COMMITTEE. Discover Texas’ Historical Buildings [wrapper title]. Austin, n.d. 44 pp. 8vo, original photographic wrappers, stapled. Light wear, near fine.     $15


1783.    TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL SURVEY COMMITTEE. The National Register in Texas: 1968-1971. Austin, 1972. iv, 27 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. Oblong small 4to, original brown pictorial wrappers, stapled. Near fine.     $20


1784.    TEXAS TECHNICAL COLLEGE. Saga of the South Plains [wrapper title]. Lubbock, 1955. 8 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original white printed wrappers, stapled. Light overall wear, else very good.     $10


1785.    Texas Under Six Flags. Dallas: [Hotel Adolphus], ca. 1936. 7 [1] pp., illustration. 8vo, original white pictorial self-wrappers printed in color, stapled. Wraps browned and with scattered foxing, overall very good.     $10


1786.    TEXAS WATER SAFARI. Texas Water Safari, The Toughest Boat Race in the World: A 500 Mile Marathon [wrapper title]. N.p., n.d. (ca. 1963). 11, 2-11, 2 pp. 8vo, original blue and white printed wrappers, stapled. Stains to wrappers, crayon markings to wrappers and text, else good. Incomplete signature collation, resulting in lack of pages 1 and 12, with pages 2 and 11 present twice.     $5


1787.    TEXHOMA GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Panhandle Pioneers Vol. 2. Texhoma: The Times, 1970. 76 pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original brown printed wrapper, brown cloth backstrip. Fine.  $20


1788.    TEXHOMA GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Panhandle Pioneers Vol. 4. Texhoma: The Times, 1972. 76 pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original blue printed wrapper, blue cloth backstrip. Fine.     $20


1789.    THARP, Benjamin Carroll. Texas Range Grasses. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1952. xiv, 125 [1, blank] pp., text illustrations, charts, 2 folding maps. 8vo, original green cloth, gilt-lettered. Light foxing to edges, else fine in chipped pictorial d.j.

    First edition.     $55

Item 1789
Item 1789

1790.    THARP, Benjamin Carroll. The Vegetation of Texas. Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1939. iii-xvi, 74 pp., colored frontispiece, photographic illustrations, map. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Wrapper lightly worn, else fine.     $20


1791.    The Alcalde: University of Texas Alumni Magazine 39:2. Austin: Ex-Students’ Association, November 1950. Pp. 33-60, photographic illustrations. 4to, original orange photographic wrappers, stapled. Minor wear to top of lower wrapper, pencil markings on upper wrapper, else near fine.     $15


1792.    The Lawyer: Paces Scrap Book of Bench and Bar [cover title]. N.p., 1934. [2] 128 pp. 8vo, brown cloth stamped in gilt. Spine with small tear, cloth lightly soiled, mild foxing to endpapers, else very good.     $5


1793.    The Palo Duro. Amarillo: Russell Stationery, 1934. [16] pp., photographic and text illustrations, map. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wrapper edges with insect damage, interior fine, overall near fine.     $15


1794.    The Pitchfork 3:7-8 (Jan. & Feb. 1910); 4:1 (Jul. 1910); 17:203 (May 1924); 18:209 (Nov. 1924); 19:218, 221 (Aug. & Nov. 1925); 29:338 (Aug. 1935); 31:364 (Oct. 1937). Dallas: Wilford B. Smith, 1910-1937. 9 issues, with 2 duplicates. 4to, original self-wrappers. Issues good to very good.

    Scarce copies of this incendiary magazine that addressed a variety of social issues. Handbook of Texas Online:

The Pitchfork, a magazine owned, edited, and published by Wilford B. Smith, originated in Kansas City, Missouri, under the name of Plain Talk and was moved to Dallas, Texas, in May 1909 as a monthly publication. The magazine, which the editor said was three-fourths nonsense and one-fourth good, sensible matter, was known for its outspoken but humorous editorials, signed “Pitchfork Smith.”



1795.    The Southwestern Historical Quarterly 63:1. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, July 1959. 180 pp., [16, ads] pp., 14 plates (mainly photographic). 8vo, original green printed wrappers. Light wear over, else very good.  $15


1796.    The Texas Monthly 6:1. Dallas: Texas Monthly, July 1930. viii, 128, frontispiece. 8vo, original orange printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly sunned, bottom text block bent and worn (not affecting text), else good.    $15


1797.    The Texas Spectator 3:33. Austin: Spectator Publishing, May 24, 1948. 16 pp., text illustrations. 4to, original printed self-wrappers, stapled. 15cm tear through fore-edge, text browned, else very good.     $15


1798.    This is West Texas 1:3 (Aug.-Sep. 1967); 4:2 (Jul.-Aug. 1970). Abilene: West Texas Chamber of Commerce, 1967-1970. 2 issues, 4to, original pictorial wrappers, stapled. Near fine.     $20


1799.    THOMASON, Ewing. Thomason: The Autobiography of a Federal Judge, Edited and Annotated by Joseph M. Ray. El Paso: [Designed by Carl Hertzog for] Texas Western Press, 1971. xii, [2] 131 [3] pp., 16 photographic plates, endpaper maps. 8vo, original half purple cloth over black cloth. Fine in a grey and red printed d.j.

    First edition. $10


1800.    TILING, Moritz. History of the German Element in Texas From 1820-1850 and Historical Sketches of the German Texas Singer’s League and Houston Turnverein From 1853-1913. Houston, 1913. viii, 225 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait of author. 8vo, original maroon cloth, gilt-lettered. Mild wear to cloth, some foxing to endpapers and title-page, else near fine.

    First edition. CBC 5030.     $225


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