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Comal County

326. COMAL COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION. First Annual Comal County Fair, September 14, 15, 16, 1923, New Braunfels, Texas. N.p., Comal County Fair Association, 1923. [4] 128 pp., ads. 8vo, original white pictorial wrappers printed in color, stapled. Fragile wraps soiled, chipped, and worn, first leaf detached, text browned and brittle with some chipping to margins, overall fair condition. Sheet with penciled notes laid in.     $25

 

327. COMAL COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION. Second Annual Comal County Fair, September 11, 12, 13, 14, 1924, New Braunfels, Texas. N.p., Comal County Fair Association, 1924. 128 pp., ads. 8vo, original white pictorial wraps printed in color. Fragile wraps with light wear and insect damage, 1.5 cm chip at base of spine, staples rusted, otherwise very good, interior pristine.     $35

 

328. COMAL COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION. Third Annual Comal County Fair, September 24, 25, 26, 27, 1925, New Braunfels, Texas. N.p., Comal County Fair Association, 1925. 112 pp., ads. 8vo, original white pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps spotted and worn, insect damage to wraps and first leaf, internally fine.     $30

 

329. COMAL COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION. Fourth Annual Comal County Fair, September 23, 24, 25, 26, 1926, New Braunfels, Texas. N.p., Comal County Fair Association, 1926. 128 pp., ads. 8vo, original cream pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps heavily insect damaged, internally fine.     $25

 

330. COMAL COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION. Fifth Annual Comal County Fair, September 23-24-25, 1927, New Braunfels, Texas. N.p., Comal County Fair Association, 1927. 112 pp, ads. 8vo, original pale green pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps with moderate insect damage, right margin of upper wrap foxed, water stain on lower wrap, internally fine.     $25

 

331. COMAL COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION. Sixth Annual Comal County Fair, October 5-6-7, 1928, New Braunfels, Texas. 112 pp., ads. N.p., Comal County Fair Association, 1928. 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps with heavy insect damage, internally fine.     $25

 

332. COMAL COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION. Seventh Annual Comal County Fair, November 1-2-3, 1929, New Braunfels, Texas. N.p., Comal County Fair Association, 1929. 120 pp., ads. 8vo, original olive pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps lightly worn and browned with a few ink spots on lower wrap, otherwise fine.     $30

 

333. HAAS, Oscar. History of New Braunfels and Comal County, Texas, 1844-1946. Austin: Steck, 1968. xiv, 338 pp., facsimiles, photographic illustrations, endpapers with bird’s-eye view of New Braunfels. 8vo, original blue cloth gilt. A little mildew spotting to binding, gilt dull, otherwise very good, interior pristine, in d.j. with 11.5 cm tear in upper panel. Signed by author on half-title.

    First edition. TC 414. TLH, p. 16.     $45

 

334. HARRY, Lee C. The City of a Prince. A Romantic Chapter in Texas History. Parts I and II. New York: Historical Publication Co., 1888. 257-280, 345-367 [7, ads.] pp., frontispiece portrait, text illustrations. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Two upper wrappers present, both detached, wraps browned and chipped, much of spine absent, text browned with small chips to blank margins and stains in top corner (not affecting text), overall good condition.

    Offprint from The Magazine of American History XX:4 and XX:5 (October and November, 1888), including upper wrappers from both issues (detached). CBC 1061.     $100

 

335. HINTON, Mary. Weimar, Texas: First 100 Years, 1873-1973. Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1973. [8] 339 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations, ads, endpapers with photographic bird’s-eye view. 8vo, original goldenrod pictorial cloth. Fine. Signed by author on front pastedown and dated June 15, 1973.     $40

 

336. Illustriter deutcher Familien-kalender 1904. Der Jahresbote [wrapper title]. New Braunfels: New Braunfels Zeitung, n.d. [1903?]. [4, ads] 95 [1] pp., calendar, illustrations. 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers. Wraps worn and spotted, water staining to wraps and text block, insect damage to lower wrap and last few leaves, fair condition only.     $45

 

337. NEW BRAUNFELS CENTENNIAL ASSOCIATION. Centennial Celebration of New Braunfels, Founded March 25, 1845, Incorporated May 11, 1846. May 10-11-12, 1946, New Braunfels, Texas. New Braunfels: Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung, 1946. [20] pp. 8vo, original cream printed wrappers, stapled. Wraps browned and lightly soiled, offsetting from adjacent book on lower wrap, foxing adjacent to wraps, otherwise very good.

    Not in CBC. Souvenir program for New Braunfels Centennial celebration.     $25

 

338. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. NOWOTNY, ALBERT (subject). Interior of “The House that Jack Built” (restaurant), showing Albert Nowotny and his collection of Indian relics. Gelatin silver print. Image: 11 x 16 cm; Sheet: 12.8 x 17.7 cm. In white at bottom of image: “When in New Braunfels see the Indian Relics at the house that Jack Built”. N.p., ca. 1930. A little silver mirroring, small chip in surface of image, a few small spots and abrasions (mostly confined to blank margin), overall good. Ink inscriptions on verso: “Nowotny”; “In the late 1920’s & early 1930’s.”

    Albert Nowotny, of New Braunfels, was an amateur archaeologist who displayed his collection in a restaurant that he owned, “The House that Jack Built” (http://sophienburg.com/blog/?m=200804).     $15

 

339. SCHMIDT, Curt E. Neu-Braunfelser Jahrbuch, 1981. New Braunfels: Folkways Publishing, 1981. [1] 55 pp., calendar, illustrations. 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers, stapled. Spine sunned, else fine.

    TCI 416.     $10

 

340. TOEPPERWEIN, Fritz A. (author) & Emilie M. Toepperwein (illustrator). Charcoal and Charcoal Burners. Boerne: Highland Press, 1950. 61 [1, blank] pp., text illustrations, folding illustration tipped in, endpaper maps. 8vo, original grey pictorial cloth. A little browning to edges, otherwise fine, final two leaves unopened (no text obscured), in lightly worn, soiled, and foxed d.j. Signed by author and illustrator on p. [3]

    First edition, limited edition (500 copies). CBC 1083, 2777 (Kendall County).     $15

 

Comanche County

341. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Comanche Co [top right below map scale] I, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office, do hereby certify that this Map is a true and correct copy of the Original now in use in this Office compiled from official data. W.C. Walsh [facsimile signature] Commissioner. | Copyright 1879, W.C. Walsh Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas. [bottom center above neat line] Lithographed by August Gast & Cos New Process, St. Louis. St Louis: Gast, 1879. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, neat line to neat line: 57.2 x 59.7 cm; overall sheet size: 58 x 63.7 cm. Top and bottom of map sheet trimmed, partially effacing top neat line, staining from adhesive mounting map sheet to board, a few scattered spots and tiny areas of insect damage.     $425

 

342. The Comanche Chief XXXI:11 (March 14, 1903). Comanche: Sidney J. Thomas, 1903. 28 [2] pp., photographic illustrations, ads. Folio, original grey pictorial wrappers printed in red and black. Fragile wraps worn and lightly browned, spine reinforces with masking tape, small paper label on upper wrap, text lightly browned and with small dog-ears, overall good.

    Not in CBC. Special edition of newspaper.     $30

 

343. WELLS, Eulalia Nabers. Blazing the Way: Tales of Comanche County Pioneers. Blanket, Texas, 1942. 168 pp. Original blue pictorial wrappers. Wraps lightly shelf-worn with a little browning and foxing, staples rusted, adhesive staining on title page, otherwise near fine.

    First edition. CBC 1096. TC 423. One of the primary sources of this historic county in West Central Texas. The author includes a narrative of the life of her father, William Joel Nabers, Texas Ranger and Indian fighter, with much on the Indian troubles between 1857 and 1873. Biographical sketches of many of the country’s old-time ranching families, trail drivers, cattle trails, etc.     $135

 

Concho County

344. LeFEVRE, Hazie Davis (compiler). Concho County History, 1858-1958. Eden, Texas, 1959. [5] 155 + [3] 156-297 folios. 2 vols., 4to, original navy blue cloth gilt. Binding lightly shelf-worn, one corner of vol. 1 bumped. Gilt dulled, endpapers browned, else very good.

    First edition. CBC 1102. Mimeographed by the author in her home.     $175

 

345. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Map of Concho County Texas. [below title] I, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office do certify that this Map of Concho County is a true and correct copy of the Map now in use in this Office, compiled from official data. [below title left] Copyright 1879, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the Genl Land Office of the State of Texas. [below title right] Lithographed by August Gast & Cos New Process. St. Louis. St. Louis: Gast, 1879. Lithograph map mounted on poster board, overall sheet size: 60 x 45.4 cm. Map browned along left edge, light scratches to surface of map with some loss of image, a few small spots, tiny clip and a little insect damage to blank margin, annotations in red pencil.     $375

 

Cooke County

346. ACHESON, Sam & Julie Ann Hudson O’Connell. George Washington Diamond’s Account of the Great Hanging at Gainesville. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1963. xvi, 103 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait, endpaper maps. Large 8vo, original yellow cloth. Binding slightly soiled, A little foxing to edges, a few scattered fox-marks to text, pp. xiii-xiv with tiny flaw in paper, otherwise very good.

    Not in CBC.     $45

 

347. BARRETT, Thomas. The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, October, A.D. 1862.... Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1961. [8] 34 pp., facsimile, portrait, endpaper maps. Small 4to, original cream cloth. Lower cover and spine lightly foxed, a very few scattered fox marks to edges and text, else near fine.

    Reprint edition, originally published Gainesville, 1885. Not in CBC. TC 439. TLH, p. 18.     $20

 

348. GAINESVILLE COMMUNITY CIRCUS. Gainesville Community Circus Magazine and Daily Review, Season of 1941. The Only Show of its Kind in the World! N.p., 1941. 3-21 [1] pp., photographic illustrations, ads. 8vo, original color pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps and text lightly worn and wrinkled, otherwise very good.     $25

Item 348
Item 348

349. JONES, C.N. (compiler). Early Days in Cooke County, 1848-1873. N.p., n.d. (ca. 1936). 88 pp., 1 plate, text illustrations. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. 2 cm chip at foot of spine, a few stains and creases to wraps, ink ownership inscription on initial blank page, otherwise very good.

    First edition, “Centennial edition.” CBC 1121. Guns 1191: “Though a comparatively recent book, this volume seems to have become rare. It contains some material on outlawry.” Herd 1188: “Rare.” TC 433, TLH, p. 17 (both referring to 1977 reprint edition).     $350

 

350. SMITH, A. Morton. The First 100 Years in Cooke County. San Antonio: Naylor, 1955. vii [1, blank] 290 pp., 16 plates, illustrations. 8vo, original blue cloth. Edges lightly foxed, endpapers browned, first and last plates and adjacent pages browned, otherwise near fine in lightly worn d.j.

    First edition. CBC 1131. Herd 2086. TC 435, TLH, p. 17 (both referring to 1976 reprint edition).     $65

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