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Dr. Lebaron And His Daughters

By: Austin, Jane G.

Price: $98.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1892

Edition: 6th Edition

Seller ID: 26003

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Historically accurate fictionalized accounts of the early colonization of America, this book gives rare insight into the lives of Miles Standish and Betty Alden. An original publication, not a print-on-demand book. Foxing throughout; pocket removal residue (from years ago, having been placed in the research collection and noted as "not to be removed from the Rosenberg library, Galveston, Texas"). Slight slant, burgundy leather spine rubbed. Gilt spine lettering. ... View more info

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Smoke Up The Valley An Historical Novel of Texas in the '70's

By: Barrett, Monte

Price: $30.50

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 29067

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


A Texas Ranger edition, limited and signed (by Monte Barrett) , NOT a facsimile edition nor is it antiquarian, being published less than 100 years ago. This is an authentic picture of the frontier in the days when law and order were slow to catch up with the influx of hardy seekers of fame and fortune. A varied assortment of distinctive characters peoples the Western scene; the wranglers and rannies of the "spreads"; the slow-moving but determined German nesters;... View more info

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The Sportsman's Guide To Texas Hunting and Fishing in the Lone Star State

By: Bartlett, Dick, and Joanne Krieger (edited by David Baxter, Texas Parks and Wildlife)

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Taylor Publishing: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31222

ISBN: 0878335609

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The definitive guide to hunting and fishing throughout Texas, this book offers historical and practical information on each of the ten ecological areas of Texas; an A-Z discussion of how and where to hunt and fish, clean, cook, and store game; and thoughts for the future concerning the environment and ways in which the individual sportsman can contribute to the preservation of the Texas ecosystem. Gift note on ffep. Very minor edgewear to DJ. ; 4to 11" - 13" tal... View more info

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Eighter From Decatur, Growing Up in North Texas

By: Barton, Jim Tom

Price: $42.50

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21553

ISBN: 0890960895

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Insights into the ways of a small North Texas county seat during the first decades of this century. Personal experiences, newspaper stories, historical information, yarns, and anecdotes—some humorous, some sad—are intertwined to give present-day readers a firsthand feel for the attitudes, customs, and conditions of an earlier time. Texana lovers, social historians, and those with a small-town background will find this book an entertaining chapter in the exploration o... View more info

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Historical & Genealogical Publications, Spring 1995 Catalog, Volume 2

By: Boyd Publishing

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Boyd Publishing: 1995

Seller ID: 15161

Condition: Very Good


Catalog includes, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, New England States, Snew York, Western States, Franco-American, Family Histories, Miscellaneous Military, Civil War-CSA, Civil War-USA, General Interest. Mailing address label removed. Closed tear on front cover, not reaching to any edge. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 15161 View more info

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Rx Take One Cannon

By: Bradfield, Jane

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Shiner, TX, Patrick J. Wagner Research and Publishing Company: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16294

Condition: Very Good


"This is the story of Texas' first piece of ordnance, its first shot, the men who rallied around it, and how it was found" by a doctor who "used modern scientific technology to break the barriers of time and prove the identity of an unimpressive, rusty cannon that turned out to be one of the greatest historical discoveries of the century". Map. SIGNED by author, publisher and photographer. Light foxing, previous owner's name. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo - 8... View more info

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Drumm's War An Evans Novel of the West

By: Bragg, Bill, & R. C. House

Price: $17.50

Publisher: NY, M Evans & Co: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 26286

ISBN: 0871316951

Condition: 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 f... View more info

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Inherit The Alamo, Myth and Ritual at an American Shrine

By: Brear, Holly Beachley

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1994

Edition: Stated 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31351

ISBN: 0292708246

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The author explores in fascinating detail what the Alamo means to the numerous groups that lay claim to its heritage. She shows how Alamo myths often diverge from the historical facts--and why. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 184 pages; 31351 View more info

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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

By: Bryan, J. Y.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Viking: 1963

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 21357

Condition: 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 h... View more info

FROM CAMBRIDGE TO MISSOLONGHI

By: Byron, George Gordon (edited with Notes by T. G. Steffan)

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, Texas Quarterly: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 12363

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Blue cloth boards, white paste-on label on cover, silver lettering on spine. Glassine jacket. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 67 pages; 12363C View more info

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The Peters Colony of Texas A History and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers

By: Connor, Seymour V.

Price: $180.50

Publisher: Austin, The Texas State Historical Association: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31177

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Part I: a history of the colony; part II: biographical sketches of colonists. Index and bibliography. The Peters Colony was the first and largest empresario grant made by the Republic of Texas. There is necessarily contained in this book a substantial account of the land policy of the Republic (of Texas). Map endpapers. Some edgewear and small closed tears to DJ now in mylar. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 473 pages; 31177 View more info

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Historic Austin, an Illustrated History Published for the Heritage Society of Austin

By: Cox, Mike

Price: $32.50

Publisher: San Antonio, TX, Historical Publishing Network: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31432

ISBN: 0965499987

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Mike Cox is a 5th generation Texan. He is the author of seven books: Stand-off in Texas; Texas Ranger Tales; the confessions of Henry Lee Lucas; The Texas Rangers; Lure of the Land; Fred Gipson, Texas Storyteller; Red Rooster Country, as of this publication. He has written many more and he and his wife operate Saddlebag Books, their used, rare, and out-o-print book business that specializes in books on Texas. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages; 31432 View more info

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All Afire To Fight : The Untold Tale Of The Civil War's Ninth Texas Cavalry

By: Crabb, Martha L

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Avon Books/Postroadpress: 2000

Edition: Stated 1st Edition

Seller ID: 31488

ISBN: 038097794x

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


In October 1861, the young men of the Confederac's newly formed Ninth Texas Cavalry forded the Red River between Texas and what is now eastern Oklahoma. They would remain on active duty throughout the entire Civil War, moving from skirmish to skirmish with little rest and no furloughs, distinguishing themselves in several major campaigns across the South. Two of the Civil War soldiers profiled were her great-uncles. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 423 pages; 31488 View more info

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Women In Texas: Their Lives, Their Experiences, Their Accomplishments

By: Crawford, Ann Fears, and Crystal Sasse Ragsdale

Price: $35.50

Publisher: Austin, TX, Eakin Press: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition; 3rd Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14531

ISBN: 0890153051

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


INSCRIPTION BY AUTHOR dated 17 March 1987: "For Maxine, in celebration of [Women in Texas], Ann Fears Crawford". 30 women featured, some of which are: Mary Austin Holley, Mollie Goodnight, Elisabet Ney, Ima Hogg, Clara Driscoll, Governor Miriam Amanda Ferguson, Dorothy Scarborough, 'sissy' Farenthold, Barbara Jordan, Sarah Weddington, Liz Carpenter, and Lady Bird Johnson. DJ lightly rubbed, in mylar book jacket cover. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11... View more info

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Stagecoach Inn: Iron Skillet & Velvet Potholder: The First History Of Stagecoach Inn With Treasured Recipes

By: Cutler, Morene Parten (edited by Linda Whitley)

Price: $50.50

Publisher: Salado, TX, Village Press: 1981

Edition: Stated 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 30120

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Signed by author. B/W pictures. This 30+ year old cookbook is filled with pictures and tidbits on the story of this historical inn. Occasional pencil notes on some of the recipes, quite interesting, from "yes! " to "ugh". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 49 pages; 30120; Signed by Author View more info

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Diaper Days Of Dallas

By: Dealey, Ted (Edward Musgrove)

Price: $40.50

Publisher: Nashville, Abingdon Press: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21356

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Illustrated with 24 pages of historical photographs and signed by Ted Dealey. Wrinkled and worn, crinkled and torn, this DJ has mylar book jacket cover. Previous owner's label on front pastedown. Foxing on endpapers and page edges ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages; 21356; Signed by Author View more info

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Diamond Bess

By: Dean, Winnie Mims

Price: $30.50

Publisher: Dallas, TX, Mathis Van Nort & Company: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 17663

Condition: 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 7½" - 8" tall; ... View more info

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The Texas State Historical Association Sixty-fifth Annual Meeting April 28 and 29, 1961, Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas

By: Duncan, Merle (President Of The Association)

Price: $19.51

Publisher: Texas State Historical Association: 1961

Seller ID: 14170

Condition: Very Good


The oldest learned society in Texas, founded 1897. Image of the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center, The University of Texas, on cover. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 38 pages; 14170 View more info

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Austin: The Past Still Present

By: Erickson, Virginia (Art) and Sue Brandt McBee (Words)

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Austin, TX, Austin Heritage Society: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 20844

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


A sampler of historically and architecturally important buildings to be found, still alive and well, in the Texas Capital City. Mansions and cottages, churches and commercial structures, townhouses and government buildings--all are represented between the covers. The pioneer log cabin, k the working man's home, the Greek Revival mansion, the Victorian extravaanza have been captured in sketches, along with stories of the people who built them, lived in them, or somehow ma... View more info

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Paul Martin, Victorian Photographer

By: Flukinger, Roy and Larry Schaaf, and Standish Meacham

Price: $28.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31358

ISBN: 0292764367

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


93 black and white plates. Paul Martin was one of the true pioneers of modern photography. His snapshots of the common working people of late Victorian England hold immense appeal and tend to fit easily into modern photographic aesthetics, as evidenced by the almost universally favorable comments about his work in photo-historical writings. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 221 pages; 31358 View more info