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976. SANDERS, J.B. The Postoffices [sic] and Post Masters of Panola County, Texas, 1845-1930. Center: J.B. Sanders, 1964. [2] 12 [2] pp. 12mo, original green printed wrappers, stapled. Fine.     $25

 

Parker County

977. COTTON, Fred R. “Log Cabins of the Parker County Region” from Year Book of the West Texas Historical Association 29, 1953. [1] 96-104, 5 photographic plates. 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers. Fine.

    CBC 3687.     $15

 

978. HOLLAND, Ellen Bowie. Gay as a Grig: Memories of a North Texas Girlhood. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1963. x [4] 161 [1] pp.,32 photographic plates, text illustrations, ornamental endpapers. 8vo, original orange cloth with decorated spine. Other than slight fore-edge discoloration, a fine copy in a pictorial d.j.

    First edition. Not in CBC. Charming family history and reminiscences of growing up in the cattle country near Weatherford, Texas. TC 1415.     $10

 

979. HOLLAND, G.A. History of Parker County and the Double Log Cabin: Being a Brief Symposium of the Early History of Parker County, Together with Short Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers and Their Trails. Weatherford: Herald Publishing, 1937. 296 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original blue cloth. Binding bumped at top edge, endpapers and fore-edges lightly foxed. Fine.

    CBC 3698. Guns 1011: “A revised and enlarged edition of the 1931 publication with much added material.” Herd 1053. TC 1420.     $125

 

980. NIX, John W. A Tale of Two Schools and Springtown, Parker County: Being a Brief History of the Eearly [sic] Days in Parker County, with an Emphasis on the Springtown Community, Together with a “Tale of Two Schools” and Brief Biographical Sketches of Pioneer Settlers and their Families. Fort Worth: Thomason & Morrow, Printer: 1945. 347 [5, index] pp., numerous photographic illustrations. 8vo, original royal blue cloth, lettered in orange on upper cover and spine. Binding a bit shelf-worn and spotted, endpapers lightly browned, otherwise a very good copy.

    Cf. CBC 3701.     $150

 

Parmer County

981. PARMER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. A History of Parmer County, Texas. Volume 1. Quanah: Nortex, 1974. [10] 369 [45] pp., photographic illustrations, map, facsimiles, charts, advertisements, pictorial endpapers. 4to, original red cloth. Corners and spine slightly bumped, light foxing to fore-edges, else near fine in shelf-worn and foxed pictorial d.j.

    First edition. TC 1426. TLH, p.61.     $65

 

Pecos County

982. FORT STOCKTON CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE. Fort Stockton Centennial 1859...June 21-27, 1959...Official Program. Fort Stockton, 1959. [66] pp., text and photographic illustrations, advertisements. 4to, original heavy gold printed wrappers. Other than light chipping to wrappers, a fine copy.

    First edition. CBC 3722.     $45

 

983. FORT STOCKTON WATER CARNIVAL COMMITTEE. Program: Fort Stockton’s Centennial Aqua-Carnival. May 2-9. Fort Stockton Lions Club, 1948. 36 pp., photographic and text illustrations, advertisements. 8vo, original yellow pictorial wrappers, stapled. Minor shelf wear, else fine.

    Not in CBC. A scarce program, with photographs of bathing beauties.     $55

Item 983
Item 983

984. WILLIAMS, O.W. Mendosa-1684 in Pecos County, Texas. Fort Stockton: Privately printed, n.d. 24 pp. 8vo, original grey wrappers, stapled. Light sunning of wrappers, pencil underlining throughout, else very good.

    Not in CBC.     $35

 

985. WILLIAMS. O.W. O.W. Williams’ Stories from the Big Bend. Edited and Annotated by S.D. Myers [wrapper title]. El Paso: Texas Western College Press, 1965. 44 pp. 8vo, original brown printed wrappers. Very fine. From the library of Carl Hertzog.

    First edition. Southwestern Studies Monograph, no. 10. Lowman 194: “Contains a map by Cisneros, and some good photographs.” $10

 

Polk County

986. FAIN, Anna Kilpatrick. Texas Indians: The Story of Indian Village and the Alabama Indians in Polk County, Texas on the Alabama-Coshatti Reservation [wrapper title]. Livingston, 1960. 1 [1, blank], 2-21 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original green printed wrappers, stapled. Fore-edge of upper wrapper stained, foxing to interior wrappers, else very good.     $15

 

987. HAYNES, Emma R. The History of Polk County. [4] 160 [2] pp., map. [Livingston], n.d (ca. 1937). 4to, original light blue wrappers, black cloth back strip, stapled. Wrappers heavily worn, staples loose (but pages holding), text browned, else good.

    CBC 3736. TC 1434.     $45

 

988. WADE, Mary Donaldson. The Alabama Indians of East Texas. Livingston: Polk County Enterprise, 1936. [4] 24 pp., photographic illustrations. 8vo, original red printed wrappers, stapled. Other than minor handling wear, a fine copy.

    Revised edition. CBC 3747.     $80

 

Potter County

989. HAMBLEN, E. Rim to Rim. Quanah & Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1971. [10] 100 pp., photographic and text illustrations. 8vo, original yellow cloth. Cloth scuffed and lightly soiled, else near fine.

    First edition.     $25

 

Presidio County

990. CORNING, Leavitt, Jr. Baronial Forts of the Big Bend: Ben Leaton, Milton Faver and Their Private Forts in Presidio County. San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 1969. xv [1, blank], 146 pp., text and photographic illustrations, pictorial endpapers. 8vo, original half red cloth over orange boards. Minor staining and discoloration to endpapers, else fine in sunned pictorial d.j.

    First edition. TC 1451. TLH, p.62.     $25

 

991. MARFA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Catalogue and Premium List of the Tenth Annual Highland Fair. Marfa, Texas. Marfa: Sentinel Press, 1937. 64 pp., advertisements. 8vo, original tan pictorial wrappers, stapled. Wrappers lightly creased and separating from staples, text browned, else good.     $40

Item 991
Item 991

992. SHIPMAN, Jack & Robert Allen (eds). Voice of the Mexican Border 1:5. Marfa: Marfa Publishing, January 1934. [1] 190-232 pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, original photographic wrappers, stapled. Other than light foxing to wrapper fore-edge, a fine copy.     $40

 

993. SHIPMAN, Jack (ed.). Voice of the Mexican Border Centennial Edition. Marfa, 1936. 112 pp. (wrappers included in pagination), text and photographic illustrations, advertisements. 4to, original white wrappers with photographic portrait of Margaret Jane Cook Dolan. Other than minimal wear to wrappers, a fine copy.

    First edition. CBC 3784. Dobie, Big Bend Bibliography. Tyler, Big Bend, p. 231: “One of the best sources on the history of 19th-century Presidio County.” Not in Adams. Over half the issue is J.E. Gregg’s history of Presidio County.     $50

 

994. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE. Texas Historic Forts, Architectural Research: Part I, Fort Leaton. Austin: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, n.d. (ca. 1968). [7] 67 folios, photographic illustrations (full-page), maps, architectural drawings. 4to, original white glossy wrappers. Other than minor shelf wear, a fine copy.

    First edition.     $25

 

Rains County

995. HEBISON, W.O. Early Days in Texas and Rains County. Emory: Leader Print, 1917. [4] 50 pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers, stapled. Staples rusted, wrappers and text foxed, else very good.

    CBC 3792. Howes H387.     $125

 

996. HEBISON, W.O. Early Days in Texas and Rains County. Garland: Lost & Found, 1977. [4] 50 pp. 8vo, original yellow printed wrappers, stapled. Very fine.

    Reprint edition, limited edition (475 copies). Cf. CBC 3792 (First edition). TC 1458.     $15

 

997. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. Map of Rains County. [above neat line] I, W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office State of Texas certify this to be a true and correct copy of the map now in use in this office and compiled from official data [facsimile signature] W.C. Walsh. [lower left above neat line] Lithographed by A. Gast & Co’s New Process St. Louis [top center below neat line] Copyright 1880 W.C. Walsh Comm. Genl Land Office State of Texas. St. Louis: Gast, 1880. Uncolored lithograph map mounted on pink poster board, neat line to neat line: 27.5 x 27.5 cm; overall sheet size: 28.8 x 28.8 cm. Brown spots to lower half of map, small tear to upper edge (affecting neat line).     $275

 

Randall County

998. HILL, Joseph A. The Panhandle-Plains Historical Society and Its Museum. Canyon: West Texas State College Press, 1955. xi [3] 172 [8, index] pp., frontispiece, 14 photographic plates. 8vo, original brown cloth stamped in brown on spine and upper cover. Signed by the author. Fine.

    First edition.     $25

 

999. WARWICK, Mrs. Clyde W. The Randall County Story from 1541 to 1910. Hereford: Pioneer Book, 1969. xiii [1, blank], 360 pp., text and photographic illustrations, map. 4to, original maroon cloth decorated in white. Fine.

    First edition. TC 1465. TLH, p.62.     $40

 

Reagan County

1000.    SCHWETTMANN, Martin W. Santa Rita... The University of Texas Oil Discovery. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1943. xix [3] 43 [3] pp., frontispiece and illustrations by Tom Lea. 8vo, original mustard pictorial cloth. Binding lightly soiled, endpapers foxed, else very good in brown paper d.j.

    First edition, limited edition (#37 of 440 copies). Not in CBC. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Lea) 225. Hinshaw & Lovelace, Lea 70C, TLH, p.63. Lowman 23: “After the type was set and paged, publication was delayed a year on account of a threatened law suit.” Swanson, A Century of Oil & Gas in Books, p. 40: “Story of discovery well at Big Lake, Reagan County, second producing field in West Texas; well marked beginning of oil development of lands set aside for University of Texas.”     $100

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