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  • Forty Years at El Paso, 1858-1898 by Mills, W. W.
    Mills, W. W.
    Forty Years at El Paso, 1858-1898

    First Edition Thus

    El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1962. 212 pages. A reprint of the 1901 first edition. Illustrated by Tom Lea. ISBN: B002ZZHDDK.

    Inscibed and signed by Rex W. Strickland, Tom Lea, and Carl Hertzog, on front free endpaper. First edition thus. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Dust jacket, not price-clipped, with mild edge wear.

    Book ID: 94836
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  • The American Southwest: Cradle of Literary Art (Therese Kayser Lindsey Lectures) by McMurtry, Larry et al.
    McMurtry, Larry et al.
    The American Southwest: Cradle of Literary Art (Therese Kayser Lindsey Lectures)

    First Edition

    San Marcos, TX: Southwest Texas State University, (n.d. but 1981). 80 pages. 5-3/4 by 8-3/4 inches. Transcripts of lectures by four significant American Southwest writers on the influence of Texas "as the nurturer of their individual arts" -- from the introduction. Delivered in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the University. Lectures by McMurtry, John Graves, R. G. Vliet, and Lon Tinkle. Edited by Robert W. Waltz. Illustrated with black-and-white photo reproductions of the lecturers. ISBN: B002DF2MII.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Signed by McMurtry on the front free endpaper.

    Book ID: 208044
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  • Then Came Christmas for Mildred Taitt by Haley, J. Evetts. Illustrated by Harold D. Bugbee
    Haley, J. Evetts. Illustrated by Harold D. Bugbee
    Then Came Christmas for Mildred Taitt

    First Edition

    Amarillo, Texas: Printed by George Autry, 1951. Unpaginated, 11 pages. 12.75 x 9.5 inches. Adapted from the book, 'Jeff Milton: A Good Man with a Gun," 1948. Haley (1901-1995) was a Texas born political activist and historian of the American west. He wrote and self-published 100,000 copies of 'A Texan Looks at Lyndon: A Study in Illegitimate Power' in 1964. The book ultimately sold over 7.5 million copies. The book has been described as portraying "Johnson as a vain and vicious man whose climb to the presidency was wrought with malevolence on every rung of the ladder." Haley stated that Johnson "accepted second place for money" and suggested that he was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. No copies of this edition (1951) in WorldCat. ISBN: 281AIB1050143.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in illustrated printed wrappers (paperback). Covers are mildly edge toned. Enclosed in clear p;astic wrapper. 7.25 x 4.5 inch B/W photograph of Haley enclosed.

    Book ID: 266447
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  • Hard Scrabble: Observations on a Patch of Land by Graves, John
    Graves, John
    Hard Scrabble: Observations on a Patch of Land

    First Edition

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. 267 pages. Named after the author's 400-acre ranch in the Texas hill country. ISBN: 9780394483863.

    First edition (first printing). Minor edge wear and light soiling to yellow cloth, thus near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by the author, then later inscribed by Graves on the front free endpaper. Previous owner's gift inscription on the first blank.

    Book ID: 205965
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  • Harbingers of Books to Come: A Texan's Literary Life by Oliphant, Dave
    Oliphant, Dave
    Harbingers of Books to Come: A Texan's Literary Life

    First Edition

    San Antonio, TX: Wings Press, 2009. 533 pages. The memoirs of a Texas poet, with a particular look at his literary influences. ISBN: 9780916727604.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to the publisher. A nice association copy.

    Book ID: 220183
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  • The Whorehouse Papers by King, Larry L.
    King, Larry L.
    The Whorehouse Papers

    First Edition

    New York: Viking Press, 1982. 283 pages. King was a struggling writer when he sold an article about the "Chicken Ranch," a Texas bordello, to Playboy magazine. Against all odds, the essay was optioned as a Broadway musical and in an even more unlikely twist, the show became a huge hit on Broadway, with many touring companies. This is King's account of the whole adventure, based on his journals. ISBN: 9780670159192.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, "For Tom--best, Larry L. King 4/2/93."

    Book ID: 217380
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  • From Strength to Strength: A Centennial History of First Presbyterian Church of El Paso, 1882-1982 by Antone, Evan Haywood and Carl Hertzog
    Antone, Evan Haywood and Carl Hertzog
    From Strength to Strength: A Centennial History of First Presbyterian Church of El Paso, 1882-1982

    First Edition

    (El Paso): (First Presbyterian Church), 1982. 89 pages. ISBN: B0006E9SQ2.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine hardcover copy with some discoloration to the gutter near the spine; no dust jacket, as issued. One of 1,000 copies signed by the author, the church's pastor, and the designer, Carl Hertzog.

    Book ID: 42531
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  • Texas in Poetry 2 by Hill, Billy Bob (editor)
    Hill, Billy Bob (editor)
    Texas in Poetry 2

    First Edition

    Fort Worth, TX: TCU Press, 2002. 497 pages. ISBN: 9780875652672.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. The back panel of the jacket has considerable offsetting of the jacket ink from another copy.

    Book ID: 217150
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  • James Bowie, Texas Fighting Man: A Biography by [Bowie, James] Hopewell, Clifford
    [Bowie, James] Hopewell, Clifford
    James Bowie, Texas Fighting Man: A Biography

    First Edition

    Austin: Eakin Press, 1994. 155 pages. Biography of the American pioneer who died at the Alamo, and for whom the bowie knife is named. ISBN: 9780890158814.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 236772
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  • The Handbook of Waco and McLennan County, Texas by Kelley, Dayton (editor)
    Kelley, Dayton (editor)
    The Handbook of Waco and McLennan County, Texas

    First Edition

    Waco: Texian Press, 1972. 307 pages. With a long list of contributing writers plus a compilation of information from other sources. Text printed in double columns. ISBN: B0016AS22G.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket.

    Book ID: 261432
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  • Deaf Smith's Secret: An Explanation of the Deaf Smith Country by Erickson, A. W.
    Erickson, A. W.
    Deaf Smith's Secret: An Explanation of the Deaf Smith Country

    First Edition

    (Minneapolis, Minn.): (Field Notes Crop Reporting Service), 1945. One of the odder pamphlets of the booster tradition, extolling both the agricultural and dental benefits of the soil in and around Deaf Smith County, Texas. OCLC records four copies. ISBN: 281AIB0001662.

    Very good in self wrappers.

    Book ID: 1329
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  • Where Three Winds Meet by Hoggard, James
    Hoggard, James
    Where Three Winds Meet

    First Edition

    (N-pl.): A Central Place, 2015. 181 pages. 10-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches (oblong). A collection of poems with full-color reproductions of works by a variety of North Texas artists on the facing page. An uncommon book, with just two holdings in OCLC. Hoggard was the Texas poet laureate in 2000. ISBN: 281AIB1043599.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Inscribed by the author of the introduction, Ysabel de la Rosa.

    Book ID: 220539
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  • The Franco-Texan Land Company by Taylor, Virginia H.
    Taylor, Virginia H.
    The Franco-Texan Land Company

    First Edition

    Austin: University of Texas Press, 1969. M. K. Brown Range Life series. 331 pages. Folding map. ISBN: 9780292784178.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. A very nice copy, with no spine fading.

    Book ID: 41987
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  • Texas: The Great Theft by Boullosa, Carmen
    Boullosa, Carmen
    Texas: The Great Theft

    First Edition

    Dallas, TX: Deep Vellum Publishing, 2014. 283 pages. A novel about a little known Mexican invasion of Texas in 1859. Translated from the Spanish by Samantha Schnee. ISBN: 9781941920008.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by the author and uncommon thus.

    Book ID: 214483
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  • Trailing On by Halsell, H[arry] H.
    Halsell, H[arry] H.
    Trailing On

    First Edition

    Fort Worth: H. H. Halsell, 1945. 183 pages. On cattle trails, by the Texas cattle rancher. ISBN: B0141I7NNS.

    No statement of printing. Blue cloth with black lettering and stirrup illustration on cover.Cloth scuffed on spine ends and corners. Near fine, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 266546
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  • Texas Heritage Featuring the United States and Confederate States Texas Senators and other Texana (Volume I, Number 1) by Adair, A. Garland
    Adair, A. Garland
    Texas Heritage Featuring the United States and Confederate States Texas Senators and other Texana (Volume I, Number 1)

    First Edition

    Austin: Texas Heritage Foundation, 1959. 144 pages. 8-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches. Brief biographical sketches illustrated with black-and-white photo reproductions. "A Salute to John Nance Garner -- 91 Former Speaker of the House and Vice President of the United States" -- from the front cover. ISBN: B072JJ5TC3.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in orange cloth with black lettering and decoration on cover; no dust jacket. Inscribed by the editor on the front pastedown to John Edward Hickman, then-Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

    Book ID: 208010
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  • Jackson, Jack; Weddle, Robert S.; De Ville, Winston
    Mapping Texas and the Gulf Coast: The Contributions of Saint Denis, Olivan, and Le Maire

    First Edition

    College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1990. 92 pages. There are chapters on the Olivan Rebolledo-Denis Maps of Texas, Louisiana, and New Spain, 1715-17; and on Le Maire and the "Mother Map" of Delisle. ISBN: 9780890964392.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 132004
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  • Life At Eighty: Memories and Comments by a Tarheel in Texas by Canada, J. W.
    Canada, J. W.
    Life At Eighty: Memories and Comments by a Tarheel in Texas

    First Edition

    (La Porte, TX): (the author), 1952. 198 pages. ISBN: B00822KZDU.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Signed by the author.

    Book ID: 51873
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  • Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas
    Texas;: A guide to the Lone Star State (American guide series)

    Hastings House, 1969. ISBN: 9780803870550.

    Very Good

    Book ID: 96126
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  • Dobie, J. Frank
    Cow People

    Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1964. ISBN: 281AIB1040872.

    Very Good

    Book ID: 206506
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