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Deaf Smith County

401. [HEREFORD, TEXAS]. “Go West to Hereford” in Texas Realtor XXII:12 (December, 1969). Pp. 24-33. Small tear to lower wrap, otherwise fine.     $10

 

402. LYNCH, Dudley M. “The Hereford Brand,” Belle of the Prairie Press: Sixty-five Years of Newspapering on the High Texas Plains. Austin: Department of Journalism Development Program, The University of Texas at Austin, [1968]. [10] 68 pp., decorative chapter headings. 8vo, original tan printed wrappers. Fine.

    First edition. TLH, p. 21.     $10

 

403. PATTERSON, Bessie. A History of Deaf Smith County Featuring Pioneer Families. Hereford: Pioneer Publishers, 1964. [8] 167 [1, blank] pp., illustrations (mostly photographic). 4to, original tan pictorial wrappers. Very good aside from a few stains to upper wraps.

    First edition. Not in CBC. TC 528.     $40

 

Delta County

404. PATTESON, Ikie Gray. Loose Leaves: A History of Delta County. Dallas: Mathis Publishing, 1935. [14] 221 [1, blank] pp., folding map, 8 plates. 8vo, original green cloth gilt. Binding lightly shelf-worn, gilt rubbed and dull, foxing to edges and adjacent to plates, otherwise very good in d.j. (foxed, edges lightly worn and chipped, spine sunned with one small water stain).

    First edition. CBC 1325. Rader 2618.     $85

 

405. TEXAS STATEWIDE RECORDS PROJECT. Index to Probate Cases of Texas. No. 60. Delta County, September 23, 1870–November 2, 1939. Delta County, 1941. [4] pp., 37 folios, map. 4to, original blue printed wrappers with black cloth backstrip. Wraps lightly worn and soiled with minor insect damage to lower wrap, otherwise very good.

    First edition. CBC 1324. TC 529 (referring to recent reprint edition)    $15

 

Denton County

406. COWLING, Mary Jo. Geography of Denton County. Dallas: Banks Upshaw, 1936. xii, 132 pp., 4 plates, maps, cattle brands, endpaper maps. 8vo, original red cloth gilt. Spine lightly sunned, a few minor spots to joints and endpapers, text slightly browned, otherwise near fine.

    First edition. CBC 1333. Guns 504: “A condensed account of the highlights in the life of Sam Bass.” Herd 593.     $125

 

407. HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY. Inventory of the County Archives of Texas...No. 61. Denton County (Denton). San Antonio: Historical Records Survey, 1937. [1] ii, 125 folios, map, chart of government. 4to, original blue printed wrappers with tan cloth backstrip. Near fine.

    First edition. CBC 1345.     $15

 

408. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Map of Denton County Texas. [below title] I, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office do certify that this Map of Denton County is a true and correct Copy of the Map now in use in this Office, compiled from official data. [facsimile signature] W.C. Walsh [top right above map] Copyright 1879. W.C. Walsh Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas. [bottom left below map] Lithographed by August Gast & Cos New Process. St. Louis. St. Louis: Gast, 1879. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, overall sheet size: 57 x 45.7 cm. A few tiny areas of insect damage to blank edges of map sheet, light scattered small spots and stains, mostly confined to lower right blank corner, map sheet stained by adhesive used in mounting to poster board.     $425

 

Dewitt County

409. BLUNTZER, Robert D., Sr. The Peter Bluntzer Story [wrapper title]. 16 pp., maps. N.p., 1969. Squarish 8vo, original white printed wrappers, stapled. Fine. Related folding pamphlet laid in.

    Souvenir of Dewitt County Historical Society’s dedication of the Peter Bluntzer marker in Meyersville, Texas. The laid-in pamphlet is also related to the marker dedication.     $10

 

410. CONCRETE COLLEGE. Letterhead on ruled stationary. Concrete, Texas. Fine, with heads “Literary, Musical & Commerc’l Depts.,” “Ten Professors and Teachers,” and “Rev. J.V.E. Covey, D.D. Pres.” And a Feb. 19, 1874 letter by student Sallie Humphreys to a friend, Lizzie Gillespie, urging her to attend the school, as “it is a very good school and I like it very much.”

    See Handbook of Texas Online: Concrete College.     $40

 

411. MURPHREE, Nellie. A History of Dewitt County. N.p., 1962. [6] 212 pp., map, illustrations. 8vo, original half imitation leather over orange cloth, edges marbled. Binding lightly rubbed and soiled, upper hinge cracked (but holding), otherwise very good. Signed by editor Robert W. Shook on title page.

    First edition. CBC 1392. TC 543.     $75

 

412. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. DIAMANI, Caesar (photographer). Three photographic prints. Included are:

Group portrait of men’s football team. Ball at lower center of image is lettered “Cuero 25.” Gelatin silver print mounted on card. Image: 16.1 x 21.5 cm; Card: 25.2 x 30.2 cm. N.p., n.d. [ca. 1910s]. Image yellowed, faded at margins, exhibiting a bit of silver mirroring, and with a few spots, upper right corner of card mount absent, card with spotting and scattered insect damage, overall fair.

Group portrait of men’s football team. Gelatin silver print mounted on card. Ink inscription on card verso: “Caesar Diamani | 1917.” Image: 16 x 20.9 cm; Card: 24.9 x 30 cm. N.p.: [Caesar Diamani, 1917]. Image yellowed, a bit faded, and with some silver mirroring, light wear, insect damage, and spotting to card mount, overall good.

Group portrait of women’s basketball team. Ball at center of image is lettered “1917.” Gelatin silver print mounted on card. Ink inscription on card verso: “Caesar Diamani | 1917.” Image: 16 x 20.7 cm; Card: 24.9 x 30.1 cm. N.p. [Caesar Diamani, 1917]. Image yellowed, a bit faded, and with a few water spots and a little silver mirroring, card mount with moderate insect damage and spotting, overall fair to good condition.     $90

 

413. TEXAS HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY. Inventory of the County Archives of Texas...No. 62. De Witt County (Cuero). San Antonio: Texas Historical Records Project, 1942. [6] 123 [1, blank] pp., map. 4to, original blue printed wrappers with black cloth backstrip. Near fine.

    First edition CBC 1386.     $15

 

Dickens County

414. ARRINGTON, Fred. A History of Dickens County: Ranches and Rolling Plains. N.p.: Nortex, 1971. [16] 355 [1, blank] pp., map, photographic illustrations, brands. 4to, original brown pictorial cloth. Fine.

    TC 547.     $65

 

Donley County

415. BROWDER, Virginia. Donley County: Land O’ Promise. N.p., Nortex, 1975. vii, 328 pp., maps, illustrations. 4to, original green cloth gilt. Slight shelf wear to binding, edges browned and foxed, otherwise very good.

    First edition. TC 554. TLH, p. 22.     $75

 

416. HARVEY, Ethel. The Athens of the Panhandle: A History of Clarendon College. Clarendon: Clarendon Press, 1958. ix [3, blank] 275 [1, blank] pp., 16 plates, text illustrations, endpapers with printed sheet music. 8vo, original green cloth. Light foxing and a few spots to edges and endpapers, otherwise very good in d.j. (lightly worn, browned, and sunned, slight insect damage to one flap)

    First edition. CBC 1436. TC 553. TLH, p. 22.     $50

 

417. HARVEY, Ethel. The Athens of the Panhandle: A History of Clarendon College. Clarendon: Clarendon Press, 1958. Another copy, variant binding. 8vo, original mustard cloth. Fine other than slight soiling and a few small marks to binding.     $45

Eastland County

418. COX, Edwin T. History of Eastland County, Texas. San Antonio: Naylor, 1950. xii, 95 [1, blank] pp., 4 plates. 8vo, original navy blue cloth. A bit of foxing to edges and endpapers, else fine in chipped and lightly rubbed d.j.

    First edition. CBC 1461. TC 558.     $35

Item 418
Item 418

419. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, CISCO, TEXAS. The Santa Claus Bank Robbery. Cisco: Longhorn Press, 1958. [4] 32 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original white pictorial wraps printed in color. Fine.

    Not in CBC.     $15

Item 420
Item 420

420. HOUSE, Boyce. Were You In Ranger? Dallas: Tardy Publishing, 1935. xxii, 206 pp., illustrations by Walter Croslin, including frontispiece and cartoon endpaper maps. 8vo, original red cloth gilt. Light shelf wear and insect damage to binding, gilt a bit dull, otherwise very good in sunned, browned, and chipped d.j.

    First edition. CBC 1468.     $45

Item 420
Item 420

421. HOUSE, Boyce. Were You In Ranger? Dallas: Tardy Publishing, 1935. xxii, 210 pp., illustrations by Walter Croslin, including frontispiece and cartoon endpaper maps. 8vo, original red cloth gilt. Light shelf wear and insect damage to binding, gilt dull, endpapers and text lightly browned, otherwise very good in sunned, browned, and chipped d.j.

    First edition, second printing, with additional appendix. CBC 1468. TC 568.     $45

 

422. HOUSE, Boyce. Oil Field Fury. San Antonio: Naylor, 1954. vii [1, blank], 142 pp., 4 plates. 8vo, original tan cloth. Fine in d.j. (spine sunned)

    First edition. CBC 1466. Guns 1041: “In a chapter entitled ‘Picturesque Citizens,’ there is some material on such gunmen as John Wesley Hardin, John Selman, George Scarborough, and Pat Garrett.” TC 562.     $75

Item 422
Item 422

423. LANGSTON, Mrs. George. History of Eastland County, Texas. Dallas: A.D. Aldridge, 1904. 220 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic illustrations. 8vo, original blind-stamped maroon cloth gilt, edges sprinkled in red. Light shelf wear and spotting to binding, endpapers lightly foxed, otherwise near fine.

    First edition. CBC 1469. Herd 1307: “Scarce.” TC 557.     $250

 

424. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Map of Eastland County Texas. [below title and scale] I, W.C. Walsh Commissioner Genl Land Office do certify that the above Map of Eastland County is a true and correct copy of the Map now in use in this Office, compiled from official data. [below title to left] Copyright 1879. W.C. Walsh Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas. [below title to right] Lithographed by August Gast & Cos New Process. St. Louis. St. Louis: Gast, 1879. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, overall sheet size: 45.6 x 61.7 cm. Map surface stained from adhesive used in mounting to poster board, a tiny amount of insect damage to blank edges of map sheet.     $400

 

425. SMITH, William G., J.H. Agee, W.I. Watkins & W.A. Rockie. Soil Survey of Eastland County, Texas. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1917. 37 [1, blank] pp., large folding map. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Wraps lightly rubbed and soiled, small water stain to lower wrap and blank margin of last few leaves (not affecting text), a few small tears to map folds, overall very good condition.

    First edition. CBC 1476.     $65

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