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426. TERRELL, Esther McCord. Oil Tide: A Tale of Ranger. Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, 1945. 326 pp. 8vo, original dark green cloth gilt. Edges foxed, endpapers browned, otherwise very good in price-clipped d.j. (insect damage, lightly rubbed).

    Not in CBC.     $60

 

Ector County

427. BARRETT, Velma & Hazel Oliver. Odessa: City of Dreams. A Miracle of the Texas Prairies. San Antonio: Naylor, 1952. ix [1, blank], 125 [1, blank] pp., 24 plates. 8vo, original blue cloth. Fine in price-clipped d.j. Signed by authors on “Premiere Edition” leaf inserted after half-title.

    First edition, “Premiere Edition.” CBC 1477. TC 568.     $80

Item 427
Item 427

428. BARRETT, Velma & Hazel Oliver. Odessa: City of Dreams.... San Antonio: Naylor, 1952. Another copy, variant binding, not signed, lacking plates called for on p. ix and “Premiere Edition” leaf. 8vo, original navy blue cloth. Small stain on front free endpaper, else near fine. Two slips laid in reading “This book, fast becoming a rare item, is being offered at retail price, due to its having been damaged. The price will be refunded if the book is not satisfactory.”     $35

 

Edwards County

429. GRAY, Frank S. Pioneering in Southwest Texas: True Stories of Early Day Experiences in Edwards and Adjoining Counties. Austin: Steck, 1949. vii [1] 247 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations, map on front free endpaper. 8vo, original brown cloth. One corner bumped, otherwise fine in price-clipped d.j. (small stain, light wear to edges). Signed by author on title page.

    First edition. CBC 1488. Guns 863: “Has some chapters on train robbery by Bud Newman, Bill and Jeff Taylor, and Pierre Keaton.” Herd 920. TC 574.     $75

 

430. GRAY, Frank S. Pioneering in Southwest Texas: True Stories of Early Day Experiences in Edwards and Adjoining Counties. Austin: Steck, 1949. Another copy, not signed. Light shelf wear, a little foxing to endpapers, ink ownership inscription on front pastedown, otherwise fine in chipped and worn d.j.     $60

 

Ellis County

431. HAWKINS, Edna Davis, Ruth Stone, Ida M. Brookshire & Lillie Tolleson. History of Ellis County Texas. Waco: Texian Press, 1972. vii [5] 338 pp., 22 plates. 8vo, original charcoal cloth gilt. A little foxing and a few spots to edges, otherwise fine in sunned d.j. with a little wear and tiny chewed area.

    First edition. TC 576. TLH, p. 24.     $100

 

432. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Ellis Co. Texas [below title and scale] I, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office do certify that the above Map of Ellis 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 [bottom left above neat line] Lithographed By A. Gast & Co’s New Process St. Louis. [bottom right above neat line] Copyright 1879. W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the Genl Land Office of the State of Texas. [bottom right corner, inside neat lines] Blau. St. Louis: Gast, 1879. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, neat line to neat line: 46.1 x 57.2 cm; overall sheet size: 48.2 x 64.3 cm. Map with scattered areas of double impression, staining from adhesive used to mount map sheet to poster board, a few scattered spots and smudges.     $400

 

El Paso County

433. BINION, Charles H. An Introduction to El Paso’s Scenic and Historic Landmarks. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1970. 53 [9] pp., maps, many photographs by the author. 4to, original violet pictorial wrappers. Wraps lightly rubbed, faint foxing to edges, otherwise fine.

    First edition, trade issue. Lowman 253B. TLH, p. 25.     $15

 

434. BOWDEN, J.J.  The Ponce de Leon Land Grant [wrapper title]. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1969. 56 pp., maps. 8vo, original orange and tan pictorial wrappers, stapled. Very fine.

    First edition. Lowman 238. Southwestern Studies VI:4. University of Texas at El Paso Monograph Number 24.     $10

 

435. BRADY, Donald V. The Theatre in Early El Paso, 1881-1905 [wrapper title]. El Paso: Texas Western College Press, 1966. 39 [1] pp., illustrations, facsimiles. 8vo, original orange and brown pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine, in printed mailing envelope addressed to Dudley R. Dobie.

    First edition. Lowman 200. TC 624. Southwestern Studies IV:1. Texas Western College Monograph No. 13 $10

 

436. BURROUGHS, George W. “So Must the Son of Man Be Lifted Up” (wrapper title). [El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1966]. 29 [3] pp., color photographic illustrations of stained glass windows and church interior. 4to, original brown wrappers illustrated in color. Very good aside from a few tiny scratches on upper wrap and occasional foxing to text.

    First edition, wrappers issue. Lowman 201B: “‘A most difficult typographic job, but a labor of love. Read it from the front and you will see that it is a theology, not just pictures of windows. Mr. Burroughs was great; he died before I could finish the book.’­Carl Hertzog. Two hundred copies were bound in cloth, 2,000 in wrappers.”  $25

 

437. CALLEROS, Cleofas. El Paso...Then and Now. El Paso: American Printing, 1954. 224 pp., many photographic illustrations, facsimile of bird’s eye view by Augustus Koch. 8vo, original brown cloth. Mild shelf wear, soiling and a few tiny spots of insect damage to binding, corners bumped, tape stains to endpapers, upper hinge cracked (but holding), gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper, otherwise good. Signed by author on title page verso.

    First edition. CBC 1525 $15

 

438. CISNEROS, José (artist) & Carl Hertzog (author and printer). Arrival at Early El Paso (Franklin). El Paso: University of Texas, n.d. [4] pp., full-page illustration by Cisneros. 4to, single unbound folded sheet in printed blue paper portfolio. Very fine. Signed by both Cisneros and Hertzog.

    Limited edition (#8 of 75 numbered and signed copies on French handmade paper, from total edition of 575 copies). Not in Lowman.     $85

 

439. CISNEROS, José (artist) & Carl Hertzog (author and printer). Arrival at Early El Paso (Franklin). El Paso: University of Texas, n.d. Another copy, regular issue without signatures. Very fine aside from tiny dog-ear to blank corner of first page.

    Limited edition (575 copies).     $50

 

440. CITY OF EL PASO. El Paso Public Library [wrapper title]. El Paso, 1954. [16] pp., illustrations (mostly photographic), plans of library inside wrappers. 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers, stapled. Very fine, in original printed mailing envelope.

    First edition. Lowman 90: “The pen-and-ink drawing on the front cover is an interpretation, by José Cisneros, of a bas relief sculpture in stone which Tom Lea designed for the front wall of the new El Paso Public Library building.” Booklet designed by Carl Hertzog, printed by Guynes Printing Company.     $25

 

441. EL PASO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. El Paso, What It Is and Why [caption title]. El Paso: El Paso Printing, n.d. (ca. 1915). 128 pp., many photographic illustrations, map inside upper wrap. Oblong 8vo, original four-color printed pictorial white wrappers. Fair condition only: lower wrap absent, upper wrap and spine worn and foxed with several small stains, notes in colored pencil and a little insect damage to p. 1, occasional dog-earing to text.

    Not in CBC. Cf. TC 588. Extensively photo-illustrated promotional item.     $40

 

442. EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. Annual Report of the Sheriff’s Department, El Paso County for the Calendar Year 1945. Allan G. Falby, Sheriff [wrapper title]. El Paso, 1946. [2] 35 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustrations. 12mo, original tan pictorial wrappers, stapled. Staples rusted, booklet stapled and folded sloppily, some foxing to maps and blank margins of text, otherwise very good.     $10

 

443. EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT. Annual Report of the Sheriff’s Department, El Paso County for the Calendar Year 1946. Allan G. Falby, Sheriff [wrapper title]. El Paso, 1947. [2] 40 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps and text water stained and a bit rumpled, upper wrap foxed, overall good condition.     $10

 

444. EL PASO GATEWAY CLUB. El Paso, Texas: In the Land of Vivid Contrasts [wrapper title]. N.p.: Guynes Printing, n.d. (ca. 1938). [30] pp., many drawings and photographic illustrations. Small 4to, original white wrappers photo-illustrated in dark brown. Wraps foxed, otherwise near fine.

    Not in CBC. Colorful photo-illustrated promotional item. From p. [30]: “The Gateway Club is the publicity division of the El Paso County Board of Development, supported by tax funds voted by the residents of El Paso County, to advertise the natural advantages of the New Southwest”    $25

 

445. EL PASO TIMES. El Paso: The International City [wrapper title]. El Paso: El Paso Times, 1965. 24 pp., photographic illustrations, many ads. Folio, unbound newsprint. Browned and lightly worn, otherwise very good.

    Promotional item from El Paso newspaper with many interesting advertisements for restaurants and stores in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.     $25

Item 445
Item 445

446. FERGUSSON, Harvey. The Conquest of Don Pedro. New York: William Morrow, 1954. [6] 250 pp. 8vo, original beige cloth, top edge dyed red. Fine. Carl Hertzog’s Bookplate on front pastedown.

    First edition.     $5

 

447. [FORT BLISS]. Fort Bliss One Hundredth Anniversary, El Paso, Texas [wrapper title]. El Paso: Guynes Printing, 1948. [24] pp., map by José Cisneros, sketches by H. Schreck, facsimile, illustrations (many photographic). Small folio, original tan pictorial wrappers. Light wear and creasing to fragile wraps and text, fox-mark on lower wrap, otherwise very good.

    First edition, trade issue. CBC 1588. Lowman 55C. Designed by Carl Hertzog and Tom Lea.     $30

Item 447
Item 447

448. FUGATE, Francis L. Frontier College: Texas Western at El Paso, The First Fifty Years. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1964. xvi, 162 [2] pp., frontispiece portraits, map, 11 plates, color photographic endpapers. 8vo, original half gold cloth over tan patterned boards. Very fine. Signed by Carl Hertzog below his device on colophon.

    First edition. Lowman 174. TC 597.     $20

 

449. GREGORY, Gladys. The Chamizal Settlement: A View from El Paso [wrapper title]. El Paso: Texas Western College Press, 1963. 52 pp., 2-page map printed in red, green, yellow, and black. 8vo, original blue pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine.

    First edition. CBC 1548. Lowman 162. Southwestern Studies I:2 (Summer, 1963).     $10

 

450. HALLA, Frank Louis, Jr. El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico: A Study of a Bi-ethnic Community, 1846-1881...Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Texas at Austin in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Austin, 1978. vi, 397 pp., maps. 4to, original black cloth. Slight shelf wear and a few small spots to binding, otherwise fine. Xerox copy of pp. 218-232 laid in.     $25

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