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Hoein' the Short Rows (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society)

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward [Editor]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of North Texas Press: 1987-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4-3-1800


Yellow Cloth Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 238 pages, 9 1/4" tall. Like new. DJ in protective mylar cover. Light wear on corners. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Texas Folklore Society Publication XLVII. Chapters include recollections of religious mores in Staples, Texas, growing up in Bosque County, Texas, revival meetings in Lone Grove, Texas, Frio Canyon hog drive, Santa Rita rig, poetry by cowboys and common folk, Texas Baptistry Paintings, Customizing Pickup... View more info

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Pearl of China: A Novel

By: Anchee Min

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA: 2010

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-3-900


Signed by author on title page. Stated first U.S. Edition Anchee Min's story of two young girls in in the last days of a nineteenth century China. Willow, the only child of a destitute family meets a young Pearl S. Buck who grows up to become the Nobel Prize winning author and activist. Pearl S. Buck wrote, The Good Earth. View more info

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Old Mountain City;: An early settlement in Hays County

By: Carpenter, Bonnie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Naylor Co: 1970-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-2-1812


First Edition. Dust jacket is rubbed and chipped. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.Settled by cultivated people with an abiding regard for education, religion, and neighborly hospitality, the community of old Mountain City, as portrayed by a descendent of an early settler, is brought vividly to life in this revealing chronicle of Civil War and Reconstruction days. View more info

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Frederic Remington: The Masterworks

By: Contributor-Michael Edward Shapiro

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harry N Abrams: 1969

Seller ID: 1-3-927


First Edition. Missing dust jacket. Light sun fading on spine and book edges. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. With essays by David McCullough, Doreen Bolger Burke, and John Seelye. 180 illustrations, including 83 plates in color. Bound in the publisher's original light blue cloth with the spine stamped in blue. View more info

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Watterson Folk of Bastrop County, Texas

By: D. L. Vest; Joseph W. Schmitz [Foreword]

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Texian Press: 1963-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-2-1815


Dark tape marks on endpapers but no sticky residue. Light foxing on first and last pages. Small stains on outside page edges. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.This is the history of the people who came as settlers who shared a common lot, settled, lived, loved, fought, died, and were buried in the small region bounded by the four creeks. This is the story of a dozen or so families and many individuals who journeyed to the frontier, lived near one another, attended... View more info

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WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME [Hardcover] by Dixon Wecter

By: Dixon Wecter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1944-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 898


First Edition, Red Cloth Hardcover, 587 pages, 7 3/4" tall, Very Good. Personal library inventory stamp on endpaper and title page. Spine sun faded. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.This book is about the soldier, as he recrosses the bridge from war to peace. It is based on the record of our three great wars; the Revolution, the Civil War, & the First World War; mainly as set down by the soldier himself in letters & diaries. With notes, index & speculation about t... View more info

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Gilbert Antoine de St. Maxent: The Spanish-Frenchman of New Orleans

By: James Julian Coleman Jr.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New Orleans, LA Pelican Publishing Huse: 1968-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3-3-1453


Signed and inscribed by author. Inscription is a full page to Gilbert Denman, Jr. who supported the arts in San Antonio. Frontispiece is an original etching by Jean Seidenberg. It is signed and numbered 198/500.The fascinating story of an ambitious young gallant, fresh from France, who marries an heiress and goes into the burgeoning fur trade. The perils and adventures of St. Maxent and LaClede as they establish a tiny outpost in the vast wilderness of upper Louisiana Th... View more info

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The Fall of the Duke of Duval: A Prosecutor's Journal

By: John E. Clark

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Eakin Pr: 1995-12-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-2-1704


First Edition. Dust jacket has stain along top and bottom back edges. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.An aggressive Federal Prosecutor tells how American Justice wrote the closing chapter on the six decades of a corrupt political empire in Duval County. View more info

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Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas (Grover E. Murray Studies in the American Southwest)

By: Kerr, Jeffrey Stuart

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press: 2013-07-03

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-1-1359


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First edition with full number line.In 1838 Texas vice president Mirabeau B. Lamar, flush from the excitement of a successful buffalo hunt, gazed from a hilltop toward the paradise at his feet and saw the future. His poetic eye admired the stunning vista before him, with its wavering prairie grasses gradually yielding to clusters of trees, then whole forests bordering the glistening Colorado River in the distance. Lamar... View more info

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Lost Mines and Hidden Treasure

By: Lovelace, Leland

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Naylor Co.: 1956-01-01

Seller ID: 1-1-1347


9th printing. Dustjacket is rubbed, chipped and has a 2" tear at top of spine. No marks on book. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Author Leland Lovelace has put together a listing of 25 treasures spanning the United States just waiting to be found! Lost Mines and Hidden Treasure is the culmination of a lifetime of work by author Leland Lovelace. Her research would include correspondence, newsclippings, printed matter, and unpublished manuscripts. The majority of w... View more info

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King Zeno: A Novel

By: Rich, Nathaniel

Price: $55.00

Publisher: MCD: 2018-01-09

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3-1-1803


Signed by author on half title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover. New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an ax murderer on the loose. The lives of a traumatized cop, a conflicted Mafia matriarch, and a brilliant trumpeter converge and the Crescent City gets the rich, dark, sweeping novel it so deserves.From one of the most inventive writers of his generation, King Zeno is ... View more info

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The New Annotated Frankenstein SIGNED

By: Shelley, Mary; Klinger, Leslie S. [Editor]; del Toro, Guillermo [Introduction]; Mellor, Anne K. [Afterword];

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Liveright: 2017-08-08

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 55-3-1802


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.Scratch in silver foil on the dj.Featuring over 200 illustrations and nearly 1,000 annotations, this sumptuous volume recaptures Shelley's early nineteenth century world with historical precision and imaginative breadth, tracing the social and political roots of the author's revolutionary brand of Romanticism. Braiding together d... View more info