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A Texas Matchmaker, Adams, Andy
1 A Texas Matchmaker
Adams, Andy
Boston Houghton, Mifflin 1904 1st Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by E. Boyd Smith 
Romantic fiction. 5 illustrations plus tissued frontispiece. Extremities frayed, hinging, occasional foxing. ; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 355 pages; 21457 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Drumm's War An Evans Novel of the West, Bragg, Bill, & R. C. House
2 Drumm's War An Evans Novel of the West
Bragg, Bill, & R. C. House
NY M Evans & Co 1992 0871316951 / 9780871316950 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Captain Toyal Drumm addressed his officers: "I've orders here to take command of the First Platoon of the Second Dragoons along with my own Topographical Corps unit and make a deep reconnaissance patrol deep inside Texas. You may not know that Texas has been accepted for annexation effective March 1, 1845. That is only four days from now. The Mexican Government will not be made happy by this news." Author Bill Bragg died before finishing this book and asked his friend R. C. House to finish it to publication. Which he did. Both men are remembered as members of the Western Writers of America. R. C. House has an asteroid named for him. Previous owner's name on edge of front DJ flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 199 pages; 26286 
Price: 10.00 USD
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FADE THE HEAT, Brandon, Jay
3 FADE THE HEAT
Brandon, Jay
Pocket Books 1990 0671702602 / 9780671702601 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
After Mark Blackwell is elected San Antonio's district attorney, his son is accused of brutally attacking a maid, and the young Blackwell's only defense is his seemingly preposterous claim that he is the victim of a set-up ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 342 pages; 23171 
Price: 10.40 USD
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Root Out Of Dry Ground, Briggs, Argye M.
4 Root Out Of Dry Ground
Briggs, Argye M.
Grand Rapids, MI Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing 1948 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Reynold H. Weidenaar 
Author's first book; winner of the Eerdmans $5000 fiction award for 1948. DJ rubbed, edgeworn and chipped, spine sunned, now in new mylar. Deckled edges, red topstain lightly "dusty". Gray cloth boards with maroon pictorial endpapers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 323 pages; 26975U 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Nameless Breed, Brown, Will C.
5 Nameless Breed
Brown, Will C.
NY Macmillan 1960 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
Set in the period before Texas was annexed into the U. S. , this book is packed with excitement, vilence, and authentic history and is a top-notch period western. Rear pastedown is stamped: ex librus "The Sons of the Republic of Texas" and their seal; theTexas Microfilm Center Presidio La Bahia "Calabozo".; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 154 pages; 18594 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Come To The Bower A Magnificent Story of Love and War At the Time of the Texas Fight for Freedom from Mexico, Bryan, J. Y.
6 Come To The Bower A Magnificent Story of Love and War At the Time of the Texas Fight for Freedom from Mexico
Bryan, J. Y.
Viking 1963 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Great reading in the highest tradition of historical romance is the matchless experience to be found in this novel of love and war, written with fire, enthusiasm, and loving detail. Historical fiction set in 1830s Texas, from the Alamo to the Battle of San Jacinto. The flag on the front DJ was adopted in 1839 and used until 1845, when Texas entered the Union. It is now the State flag of Texas. Map endpapers, drawn from C. Burleigh's map of South Texas 1836. Edgeworn DJ has a closed but wrinkled tear at head of spine. Bookplate on front pastedown. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 462 pages; 21357 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Diamond Bess, Dean, Winnie Mims
7 Diamond Bess
Dean, Winnie Mims
Dallas, TX Mathis Van Nort & Company 1949 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Story based on historical events in Jefferson, Texas, in the world of goods transportation via steamboats such as the Diamond Bess which made palatial steamboat history and making Jefferson second only to Galveston in the late 1860's and early 1870's. Featured in the story is the Excelsior Hotel, the oldest continuously operated hotel in the United States. Maroon cloth boards slightly warped at upper front corner, silver decorations. ; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 200 pages; 17663 
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Twilight Of Honor, Dewlen, Al
8 Twilight Of Honor
Dewlen, Al
McGraw-Hill 1961 6th Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A murder trial, a small town caught up in a frenzy of revenge, and one man's lonely battle for justice at any cost. Set in the Texas Panhandle. Previous owner's name stamp on page edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 328 pages; 28438 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Six Gun, The Story Of A Texas Ranger, Grant, Bruce
9 Six Gun, The Story Of A Texas Ranger
Grant, Bruce
Cleveland, OH World Publishing 1955 Stated 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Jacob Landau 
Could Sam Bass, the Texas Robin Hood, be the leader of a band of desperadoes in the Union Pacific railroad robbery or the bank holdups that are increasing in regularity? Sub-title on DJ is: The Story of a Texas Ranger, whereas the one on the title page is: A (instead of 'the') Story of the Texas Rangers (plural). More adventures of Brick Burnet in the old Wild West and the story of the capture of Sam Bass. Torn, stained and chipped (large one lower edge of spine) DJ in new mylar. Foxing on endpapers, stains on fore edge; red topstain. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages; 30143 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Size, A Novel, Gray, A. W
10 Size, A Novel
Gray, A. W
Dutton 1989 0525247289 / 9780525247289 Stated 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Texas author's second book. Size takes its title from its hero, Sizemore Brandon, a gentle if criminal giant and sidekick to Pecos Jimmy, a Dallas racketeer majoring in gambling. When Size is called to testify against his boss, Jimmy decides the time has come to dispense with his services permanently. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pages; 23170 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Ranger's Law A Lone Star Saga, Kelton, Elmer
11 Ranger's Law A Lone Star Saga
Kelton, Elmer
Forge Books 2006 076531519x / 9780765315199 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Written by the most honored Western writer of all time, this book presents three novels from Kelton's acclaimed saga of the formative years of the Texas Rangers. Two of the most recognizable Texas symbols -- the Rangers and Elmer Kelton -- come together in these unforgettable adventures. ; Texas Rangers Series; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 640 pages; 27367 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Raiders, The Sons Of Texas, Kelton, Elmer
12 The Raiders, The Sons Of Texas
Kelton, Elmer
Forge Books 2006 0765315254 / 9780765315250 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Seven-time spur award winning author. Continues the saga of the Lewis family and the formative years of Texas, ending this middle volume of the trilogy with the birth of Michael's daughter and the marriage of Andrew to Petra Moreno, a girl from Nacogdoches with whom he has fallen in love. Originally published under Kelton's pen name, Tom Early, in 1989.; Sons of Texas Trilogy #2 Series; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 284 pages; 26833 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Rustlin' Along The Brazos, Klement, Al
13 Rustlin' Along The Brazos
Klement, Al
Vantage Press 1980 0533041619 / 9780533041619 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 166 pages; 17682 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Nine Days  A Mystery, Koenig, Minerva
14 Nine Days A Mystery
Koenig, Minerva
Minotaur Books 2014 1250051940 / 9781250051943 Hardcover New in New dust jacket Signed by Author
Julia renovated historic California buildings as a laundry front for her husband's illegal arms business, became a widow, entered the witness protection program which sends her off to the tiny town of Azula, Texas...also known as the Middle of Nowhere. Then the murder happens and Julia is desperate to prove her new love interest is not guilty of it. Author's first book is atmospheric, gutsy and fun, and Julia Kalas is an intriguing new heroine in crime fiction. Signed by Minerva Koenig. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; 30529; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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And Tell Of Time, Krey, Laura
15 And Tell Of Time
Krey, Laura
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin 1938 3rd Printing Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
The author drew on family stories to write this historical novel, her first book. Reminiscent of Gone With the Wind, the book romanticized Texans' struggles against federal occupation during Reconstruction. Illustrated endpapers. Binding solid, minor foxing, spine sunned, previous owner's bookplate. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 712 pages; 23474 
Price: 26.00 USD
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The Starrs Of Texas, Leslie, Warren
16 The Starrs Of Texas
Leslie, Warren
Simon & Schuster 1978 0671240110 / 9780671240110 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A novel of enormous vitality about wealth and power, passion and ruthless ambition, privilege and the loneliness of being larger than life. It is a saga about the legendary Starrs of Texas and the department store they founded early in the 20th century. Over the years, Starr's has become a world-famous emporium of trend-setting fashions, an institution of opulence, extravagance and good service, set in the heart of Texas, with its cattle ranches and its oil fortunes. Author was well-known in the fashion and cosmetics industry, having been with Max Factor, Neiman-Marcus, Revlon -- and the Dallas Morning News. DJ, moderately soiled and chipped, is in mylar book jacket cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 510 pages; 23664 
Price: 8.00 USD
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An Absence Of Light, Lindsey, David
17 An Absence Of Light
Lindsey, David
Doubleday 1994 038542311X / 9780385423113 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A female ex-CIA operative traces the death of a Houston Police Department investigator to a former, and legendary, Mossad agent (now dealing in drugs and arms) , and the chase begins. Very gently read condition, no defects. ; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 519 pages; 15297 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Animosity, Lindsey, David
18 Animosity
Lindsey, David
Warner Books 2001 0446527912 / 9780446527910 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A tense psychological thriller charts the seduction of American sculptor Ross Marteau by a beautiful woman while he is sculpting another woman whom he finds especially grotesque, as he becomes ensnared in a complex web of deceit, dark secrets, and evil. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 339 pages; 15370 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Body Of Truth, Lindsey, David
19 Body Of Truth
Lindsey, David
Doubleday 1992 0385248148 / 9780385248143 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Houston homicide detective Stuart Haydon receives a call from a frazzled private investigator and flies to Guatemala to help him find the daughter of a wealthy businessman, in a violent and strangely surreal Central American netherworld. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 417 pages; 22853 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Color Of Night, Lindsey, David
20 The Color Of Night
Lindsey, David
NY Warner Books 1999 0446523615 / 9780446523615 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A former intelligence agent, widower Harry Strand has begun a new life as an art dealer and has fallen in love with beautiful Asian art collector Mara Song, but his world is turned upside down when he discovers a videotape of his wife's death in Mara's tape collection. ; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 480 pages; 11618 
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