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Texas County and Local History
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676. NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY THROUGH EDUCATION OF THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION. Report of an Investigation: Houston, Texas: A Study of Factors Related to Educational Unrest in a Large School System. Washington, D.C.: National Education Association, 1954. 62  pp. 8vo, original white printed self-wrappers, stapled. Light wear, browning, and a few fox-marks to wrappers, otherwise near fine.
First edition. Report documents the George Ebey case, in which the Deputy Superintendent of the Houston Public Schools was fired in an apparent case of McCarthy-era anti-Communist hysteria. $30
677. ROUSSEL, Hubert. Aunt Fanny’s History of Houston, or, Life in the Raw. Houston: Carlsrue Press, 1932. 38  pp., linocut illustrations. 8vo, original grey wrappers. Wraps browned and lightly worn, title page browned and pulling free of staples, otherwise very good. Signed by author and dated May 2, 1932 on title page. Publisher’s advertisement for book laid in.
First edition. CBC 2304. $85
678. ROUSSEL, Hubert. The Houston Symphony Orchestra, 1913-1971. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1972. x, 247 [1, blank] pp., frontispiece portrait of Ima Hogg on half-title verso, 16 plates. 8vo, original maroon cloth gilt. Gilt dull, otherwise fine in slightly worn and browned price-clipped d.j.
First edition. TC 914. TLH, p. 35. $15
679. SAN JACINTO MUSEUM OF HISTORY ASSOCIATION (publisher). A Picture Book Introduction to the San Jacinto Museum of History, Outlining its Scope by Illustrations Drawn from its Exhibits & Collections. Houston, 1947.  pp., many photographic illustrations. 8vo, original white and green pictorial wrappers. Wraps lightly rubbed with a few fox-marks, otherwise near fine.
First edition. Planned and designed by Gerry Doyle. $20
680. SCHIWETZ, E[dward] M[ugge]. Houston Past and Present: Drawings by E.M. Schiwetz [cover title]. Houston: The Little Gallery, n.d.  folios with reproductions of 6 drawings by Schiwetz of Houston architecture and printed key to illustrations. Unbound folio sheets in grey pictorial stiff paper portfolio. Portfolio browned, chipped, and worn with a few small stains, plate 6 foxed, leaf with key to plates browned and foxed.
Subjects include: Judge Palmer Homestead, William M. Rice Homestead, C.S. Loncope Homestead, Main and Prairie with Rice Hotel in background, Rice Institute Main Building, and Fine Arts Museum. $35
681. SIBLEY, Marilyn McAdams. The Port of Houston: A History. Austin & London: University of Texas Press, 1968. xvi, 246 pp., frontispiece, maps, 32 plates. 8vo, original blue cloth. Fine in lightly rubbed d.j. with a little insect damage.
First edition. TC 930. TLH, p. 35. $10
682. VAN DEMARK, Harry. “What’s Happening in Houston: Bayou City Has Outstripped Every City of Comparable Size in the Country in Building” in The Texas Monthly III:5 (May, 1929). Pp. 598-608. 8vo, original orange printed wrappers. Wraps lightly worn, spine light, p. I slightly foxed, else fine.
Issue also includes article by Fred DeArmond, “A Story of Copper: El Paso as a Copper Center.” $25
683. YOUNG. S.O. A Thumb-nail History of the City of Houston, Texas from its Founding in 1836 to the Year 1912. Houston: Rein & Sons, 1912. 184 pp., frontispiece portrait of Sam Houston, 16 plates, endpapers decorated in gold ink. 8vo, original navy blue cloth gilt, edges marbled. Binding lightly shelf-worn, corners bumped, foxing to frontispiece, plates, and adjacent leaves, otherwise very good.
First edition. CBC 2320. Rader 3778. TC 939. $85
684. YOUNG, S.O. True Stories of Old Houston and Houstonians: Historical and Personal Sketches. Galveston: Oscar Springer, 1913. 244 pp. 8vo, navy blue buckram over original blue pictorial wrappers. Wraps lightly worn with a few fox-marks, spine browned, water stain to head of spine, ink ownership inscriptions to front free endpaper and p. , text lightly browned, otherwise very good, pages uncut.
First edition. CBC 2321. Guns 2469: “Scarce.... Has some information on Billy the Kid, Bel Thompson, Billy Thompson, King Fisher, and other noted gunmen.” Rader 3779. $75
685. FIRST METHODIST CHURCH, MARSHALL, TEXAS. Centennial Edition: First Methodist Church, Marshall, Texas, 1845-1945 [wrapper title]. Marshall, Texas, .  pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers, stapled. Fine.
First edition. CBC 2329. $25
686. Felker, Rex A. Haskell: Haskell County and Its Pioneers. Quanah: Nortex, 1975. x, 323  pp., photographic illustrations, endpaper map. 4to, original black cloth lettered in silver. Edges foxed, else near fine.
First edition. TC 959. TLH, p. 36. $85
687. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Haskell Co. [left below map] I, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office, do hereby certify, that the above Map of Haskell County is a true and correct Copy of the Original Map now in use in this Office Compiled from Official data. [facsimile signature] W.C. Walsh Commissioner. [right below map] Copyright 1879, W.C. Walsh Commissioner of the General Land office of the State of Texas. [lower right corner] Lithographed by August Gast & Cos New Process. St. Louis. St. Louis: Gast, 1879. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on poster board, overall sheet size: 61.7 x 45.6 cm. Map sheet with light scattered insect damage and a few small spots, lower blank margin soiled. $400
688. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN. The Heritage of Hays County [wrapper title]. N.p.: American Association of University Women, 1975.  pp., illustrations by Ken Litchfield and Sam Gonzales. 4to, original white self-wrappers, stapled. Fine.
Calendar with monthly illustrations of Hays County architecture and historic sites. $10
689. Brown, William F., et al. Emphasis Upon Excellence. San Marcos: Southwest Texas State College Press, 1964.  148 pp., graphs and charts. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Wrappers foxed and stained, upper fore-edge lightly foxed, interior near fine, overall very good. Inscribed by John G. Flowers, one of the authors.
The College Bulletin, Vol. XXX, No. 1, May 1964. Authors in addition to Brown include Leland E. Derrick, John G. Flowers, Ernest B. Jackson, Clem C. Jones, Patrick H. Norwood, Floyd L. Martine, J. Lloyd Rogers, Marjorie O. Stewart, and Joe H. Wilson. $15
690. CAPE, Clara Louise. A Century with St Mark’s: An Informal History. San Marcos, 1971. iv, 1-7, 9-39, 41-42 folios,  pp., 2 plates, text illustrations (some full-page, mostly photographic, included in pagination). 4to, original brown wrappers, black cloth back strip, stapled. Fine. Signed by author. $35
691. CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE ON HISTORY. A Century of Growth: Centennial Year History, The First Methodist Church, San Marcos, Texas, 1847-1947 [wrapper title]. San Marcos, n.d.  pp. 8vo, original white printed wrappers, stapled. Staples rusted, light shelf wear, else fine.
Not in CBC. $10
692. DOBIE, Dudley R. A Brief History of Hays County and San Marcos Texas. San Marcos, 1948. 71 [1, blank] pp., photographic illustration, facsimile. 8vo, original tan wrappers, stapled. Very fine. Inscribed by author to Dan Ferguson.
First edition. CBC 2362. TC 960. $40
693. DOBIE, Dudley R. A Brief History of Hays County and San Marcos Texas. San Marcos, 1948. Another copy, unsigned. Slight insect damage and stains to lower wrap, else very good.
First edition. CBC 2362. TC 960. $30
694. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. First National Bank of San Marcos Seventy-Fifth Anniversary [wrapper title]. San Marcos: San Marcos Record, 1954.  pp., photographic and text illustrations. 8vo, original cream wrappers, stapled. Fine.
CBC 2364. $10
695. HARWELL, T.F. (comp). Confederate Biography, Members Camp Ben M’Culloch, U.V.C., and Others. Kyle, 1923.  88 pp. (page 88 mis-numbered as 58), photographic illustration. 8vo, original grey pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps lightly stained (not affecting text), staples rusted, edges foxed, with light insect damage. Good.
Not in CBC. $55
696. HARWELL, Thomas Fletcher. Eighty Years Under the Stars and Bars, Including Biographical Sketches of “100 Confederate Soldiers I Have Known”.... Kyle, 1947. 108  pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, pictorial wrappers, map on wrappers. Other than lightly bumped corners, a near fine copy.
Not in CBC. $45
697. HAYS COUNTY HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Fall Quarterly 1:1 (November, 1967). San Marcos, 1967.  13, 41  folios. 4to, original yellow pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wraps foxed and stained, else very good. $20
698. KNISPEL, Minnie. Establishment and Development of the Kyle German Baptist Community. N.p., 1938.  84 pp., 4 photographic plates. 4to, original beige pictorial wrappers, stapled. Other than minor wrinkling of wrappers, a near fine copy. Signed by author.
First edition. Not in CBC. $35
699. The Kyle News 26:1 & 2. Kyle: The Kyle News, April 13 & 20, 1928.  pp., illustrations, ads. Folio, modern reprint edition. Two separate issues. Fine.
Not in CBC. Excellent local history source for the time period. $30
700. NICHOLS, Tom W. Rugged Summit. San Marcos: Southwest Texas State University, 1970.  483 pp. 8vo, red cloth. Light foxing to fore-edge, one page with small dog-ear, else near fine.
First edition. $25
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