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Tomboy Bride

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boulder, CO: Pruett, 1977: 1977-01-01

Seller ID: 7-4-1850

Condition: Used: Very Good


Cover with three women and mining camp.Paperback.Illustrated with photographs.Harriet Backus writes about her life as an assayer's wife and true pioneer of the West with heart felt emotion and vivid detail. Sharing her amusing and often challenging experiences as a new bride in the high San Juan Mountains where the Tomboy Mine operated above Telluride, Colorado, she paints a poignant picture of the people, and the life centered around silver mining where most of the book takes place. View more info

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Celebrating Cornelia Marschall Smith

By: N/A

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Baylor University: 1982-01-01

Seller ID: 7-4-1930

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


cover has light soiling and a sticker mark. Light tanning on edges. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.Program honoring Dr. Cornelia Marschall Smith at Baylor University. Photographs. View more info

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HEROES OF THE ALAMO. ACCOUNTS AND DOCUMENTS OF WILLIAM B. TRAVIS, JAMES BOWIE, JAMES B. BONHAM AND DAVID CROCKETT, and their Texas Memorials.

By: A. Garland Adair [Editor]; Moton H. Crockett [Editor];

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Exposition Press: 1957-01-01

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: b2-5-1901

Condition: Used: Very Good


Spine and edges sun faded. Boards have slight curve.Inside pages clean and binding is tight.The book begin with the early history of Texas then moves to the fall of the Alamo. The emphasis of this book is on the men who fought at the Alamo. Travis Bowie , Bonham and David Crockett. Illustrated. View more info

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Three Came Home by Agnes Newton Keith (1947-09-05)

By: Agnes Newton Keith

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Atantic Monthly Press / Little Brown & Company: 1795-01-01

Seller ID: 55-2-1812

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Bumped corners, rubbing and light page yellowing. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Colored and illustrated double title page, many monochrome illustrations in text and full page after author's drawings, table of contents.English language authentic recollections by author of her and her family's captivity in two Japanese prison camps on Borneo, Berhala Island and Kuching. Entering captivity May 1942, Liberated September 1945. View more info

The Mysticism of Paul the Apostle

By: Albert Schweitzer

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1931-01-01

Edition: First THUS

Seller ID: 77-3-12

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First thus. Blue Cloth. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Corners bumped and light edge wear. Gilt tilt faded on spine. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.The First Edition was published in German in 1931: Die Mystik des Apostels Paulus. Translated from the German by William Montgomery.some of the contents include: the deistinctive character of Pauline Mysticism, Hellenistic or Judaic?, Pauline Epistles, Eschatological doctrine of redemption, the problems of Pauline Eschatology, Mystical doctrine of the dying and rising again with Christ, Suffering as a mode of manifestation of the dying... View more info

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

By: Alcántara, Isabel; Egnolff, Sandra

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Prestel Publishing: 2011-09-29

Seller ID: 55-3-1508

Condition: New


New.The story of two creative geniuses, their important contributions to twentieth century art, and their tumultuous romance. This captivating book delves into the forces that shaped Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's lives and art, and made them important painters in their own right. Elegant reproductions of their best-known works and historical photographs illustrate the thoughtful text, which explores the political, social, and cultural upheaval that was at the center of their relationship. What emerges is a portrait of the artists, the tension between their love for each other and their commit... View more info

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Australian Adventure Anne Clark Ambassador Wife Signed [Hardcover]

By: Anne Clark

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1969-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 241

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed and inscribed by author. Book inscribed to Punnie and Gibb Denman. He donated classic art to the San Antonio museum and land to the city of San Antonio. DJ is rubbed and chipped. Pages clean. Binding is tight.From August 1965 to February 1968, during his period of service in Australia, Ambassador Edward Clark traveled in that country as no other American and probably few Australians ever have. His wife wrote of her observations and impressions to friends and family in the United States. View more info

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Mountin' Man

By: Baker, H. Ray

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Golden Bell Press: 1964-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3-3-1452

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed and inscribed by the author, "Best Wishes to Bill Lay, Evil Companion, fellow 'warbler' and good guy from 'the author' H. Ray Baker." Red Cloth. Ray bought a mountain ranch once without talking to anyone. That's what the book is about---a mountain ranch and a triumphant tenderfoot, triumphant because he finally got rid of it. How Ray financed a mountain ranch, supported a hired man who was too busy to work, fed and clothed a wife and two children, acquired a "Hereford Herd," bought a "blooded" bull of doubtful ancestry, and all the while worked as art director fo... View more info

Native American: The Book of My Youth

By: Baker, Ray Stannard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Scribner: 1941-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8-1-1911

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First Edition. Blue cloth hardcover. Corner and edge wear. Tanning on endpapers with some small stains. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight. Slightly askew.In this autobiography, he writes of his boyhood and youth on the frontier, of his education, and of his earliest ventures as a writer. View more info

Tempered blade

By: Barrett, Monte

Price: $65.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Co: 1946-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8-1-1921

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed by author on limited and signed publisher's page. Bowie edition. Previous owner's name is on inside front board and title page. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped. price clipped and missing pieces. Book has edge wear and bumped corners.Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.Jim Bowie was tough. "They can't kill me," he said, as he lay broken on the blood drenched sand. He was blinded by the cruel gash of a pistol butt on his forehead, there was a bullet in his hip and a sword broken off in his chest. View more info

Real Men Don't Apologize

By: Belushi, Jim

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 2006-05-09

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19-7-9

ISBN: 1401301827

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.Any guy will relate to Belushi's self-discovered advice from the school of hard knocks. In character with his TV show, Belushi has strong opinions on how real men should act, and he relates his ideas with the trademark irreverent humor that has made him famous. View more info

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Get in the Game

By: Bill Glass

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Word: 1966-01-01

Edition: 4th Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-3-1511

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Inscribed, "Best Wishes to Randy, Bill Glass, Browns #80". Fourth printing. In protective mylar cover. Sports program from 1968 banquet with Glass as speaker is laid in. This book does more than attempt to reconcile his apparently conflicting points of view. This autobiography of the all-pro defensive end with the Cleveland Browns, shows how his football career has been aided, indeed, made possible, because of this vibrant faith in the living Christ. View more info

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Grim Journey: the Story of the Adventures of the Emigrating Company Known as the Donner Party, Which, in the Year 1846, Crossed the Plains From Independence, Missouri, to California...

By: Birney, Hoffman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Minton, Balch & Co: 1934-01-01

Edition: 3rd

Seller ID: 2-3-1406

Condition: Used: Very Good


Third impression. No dust jacket. Cover is rubbed with wear to corners and board edges. Book askew. It looks like it was a library book because the front and back inside boards are scuffed where the check out pocket was removed. No other markings. Overall inside pages are clean with a couple of finger prints. Rag edge pages were not separated by print so they have been torn on the edge around page 17-20. Binding is tight.The story of the adventures of the emigrating company know as the Donner Party, which in the year 1846, crossed the Plains from Independence, Missouri, to California. With an ... View more info

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The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

By: Branch, John

Price: $85.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2018-05-15

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4-2-1827

ISBN: 0393292347

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on half title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.John Branch delivers an epic and intimate family story deep in the American grain. Written with great lyricism and filled with vivid scenes of ranch life and the high drama of saddle bronc competition, The Last Cowboys chronicles three years in the life of the Wrights, each culminating in rodeo's National Finals in Las Vegas. Will Bill and Evelyn be able to hold the family together as rodeo injuries pile up and one of their sons goes off on a reli... View more info

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Heirs of the Founders SIGNED The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants

By: Brands, H. W.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2018-11-13

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-4-1907

ISBN: 0385542534

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.In the early 1800s, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress at a moment when the Founding Fathers were beginning to retire to their farms. Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, a champion orator known for his eloquence, spoke for the North and its business class. Henry Clay of Kentucky, as dashing as he was ambitious, embodied the hopes of the rising West. South Carolina's John Calhoun, with piercing eyes and an even more piercin... View more info

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The Incantation of Frida K.

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Seven Stories Press: 2002-03-05

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55-3-62

ISBN: 1583224696

Condition: Collectible: Good


Stated first edition with full number line. Boards are bent in a u shape. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. On her deathbed at age forty-six, artist Frida Kahlo recounts through memory and hallucination her life experiences, including her interactions with fellow artist Diego Rivera, who she loves despite her open scorn of his creations. View more info

Mary Cassatt: Graphic art

By: Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Published for Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service by Smithsonian Institution Press: 1981-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 77-3-19

ISBN: 0865280061

Condition: Used: Very Good


Cover has light soiling and is yellowed. Inside pages are clean and binding is tight.Exhibition catalogue. Chronology. 49 illustrations, many in color. Mary Cassatt was an excellent printmaker. After experimenting with different printmaking techniques like etching and aquatint she finally discovered drypoint combined with aquatint as her favorite intaglio process. Her prints show a strong influence of Japanese prints and later of Renaissance paintings. View more info

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Some World War II Reminiscences Basil Brewer Conscript

By: Brewer, Basil R

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Self Pubished:

Seller ID: 000289

Condition: Near Fine


Basil R. Brewer, Red Cloth Hardcover, 15 pages, 8 1/4" tall, Conscript 1561457. Boards slightly warped. Inside clean and binding is tightConscripted into British Army. Goes from time in North Africa to time to invasion in Siciliy. View more info

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THE WORD ON THE BRAZOS: Negro Preacher Tales from the Brazos Bottoms of Texas SIGNED

By: Brewer, J. Mason; Ralph White, Jr. [Illustrator]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1953-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-2-1816

Condition: Collectible: Good


Signed by author on Half title page without inscription. First Edition. Red cloth hardcover some light cloth deterioration. Endpaper and paper on the front inside board have some insect damage. Overall inside pages are clean and binding is tight."A unique contribution to folklore, it is believed to be the first volume of humorous religious folktales of the American Negro ever published." Forward by J. Frank Dobie. View more info

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Buchanan odyssey

By: Buchanan, J. B

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Nortex Press: 1977-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-2-1813

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


No dust jacket. Pages lightly yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Memoir of the Buchanan family with 1934 wedding pictures of J.B. and Illa Mae. They moved from the sand hills of Oklahoma to the frontier of the Texas Panhandle. View more info