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Image for We finish to begin: A history of Travis Park United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas, 1846-1991

We finish to begin: A history of Travis Park United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas, 1846-1991

By: Forman, Josephine

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Church: 1991-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4-5-1734

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed by author on second endpaper. Light foxing on endpapers. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.A history of the Travis Park United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. It received its state historical marker in 1973.Illustrated with black and white photographs. View more info

Image for Bella Starr, the Bandit Queen, Or, the Female Jesse James : a Full and Authentic History of the Dashing Female Highwayman : with Copious Extracts from Her Journal

Bella Starr, the Bandit Queen, Or, the Female Jesse James : a Full and Authentic History of the Dashing Female Highwayman : with Copious Extracts from Her Journal

By: Fox, Richard K.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Austin, TX: The Steck Company: 1960-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3-4-901

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First Edition 1960 Facsimile Reproductin of the First Edition with Preface, Photographs, and Elizabeth Rice Bauknight illustrations added. New Material Copyright, 1960 Contains many color and b&w illustrations, plastic protective cover that is missing a section at the top of the spine and back cover, clean body and unmarked text. Spine slightly discolored. Original slipcase has fading, with general shelf and edge wear. Barely any shelf wear to book, the only flaw would be a dark spot on endpaper and front board.Reprint of the rare 1889 edition. Advertising, b/w and color illustrations and phot... View more info

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History of Fort Sam Houston

By: Handy, Mary Olivia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Naylor: 1951-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-4-9

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and stained. Stain goes through to from cover of book. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. San Antonio, since the early days of the 18th century has rightly been looked upon as an Army town. 1876 was the actual construction of the Post, at it's present location. Contents include: Early military tradition, establishing USA in San Antonio, the Confederacy, return to the USA, establishing Fort Sam Houston, early donations of land, early life on post, Spanish American War, new century, WWI, 1920-1940, conclusion. Black and white photographs. View more info

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Mitchell Lake Wildlife Refuge : An Illustrated History

By: Henderson, Dwight; Lofgren, Ruth

Price: $45.00

Publisher: CreateSpace: 2008-10-08

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-1-1634

ISBN: 1438279809

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by Dwight Henderson, Ruth Lofgren and Rita Schimpff. 56 pages. Mitchell Lake, an Illustrated History reminds us of the lake's origins as a natural body of water that attracted a large number of Native American tribes, primarily hunters and gatherers pursuing the abundant game and plant life in its environs for perhaps thousands of years. It traces the history of the Mitchell Lake area, chronicles the growth of San Antonio, details the environmental evolution of its waste management, and highlights the successful efforts of activist volunteers. View more info

Image for Oleander Odyssey: The Kempners of Galveston, Texas, 1854-1980s (Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History)

Oleander Odyssey: The Kempners of Galveston, Texas, 1854-1980s (Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History)

By: Hyman, Harold M.

Price: $43.48

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press: 1990-11-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55-3-76

ISBN: 0890964386

Condition: Collectible: Like New


First edition.When Harris Kempner arrived at Ellis Island in 1854, he was an uneducatedimmigrant teenager escaping anti-Semitism and conscription into the czar's army. When he died forty years later, he was a millionaire and had instilled in his descendants the ideals of private enterprise, public service, and harmonious family cohesion that have made the Kempner family a major force in Galveston for a century.After establishing himself as a peddler in East Texas and later expanding his business as a cotton factor and wholesaler and relocating to Galveston, Kempner had risen high in Island bus... View more info

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Claude Dubuis : Bishop of Galveston

By: Jacks, Leo Vincent

Price: $30.00

Publisher: B. Herder Book Co: 1946-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7-5-1916

Condition: Used: Very Good


DJ is rubbed, chipped, and torn. Red cloth hardcover has some lightThe life of this saintly pioneer bishop of the Middle West should interest us for two reasons.His holiness is imitable. It developed in the face of difficulties not unlike those which confront many an American priest today. View more info

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Hill Country

By: Janice Woods Windle

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Longstreet Press Inc: 1998-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-4-902

ISBN: 1563525224

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed by author with inscription on title page. Inscribed "To Mary McComb, A proud Texas Woman!" Janice Woods Windle 11-11-98. Book askew. Bottom of board edge is bumped. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. From the bestselling author of True Women. A sweeping historical novel based on the life of the author's remarkable grandmother, Laura Woods. The Central Texas of Laura's youth was also home to renegade Apaches and Comanches, some of whom, seeking revenge upon the homesteaders who usurped their land, kidnapped the settlers' children with cruel abandon. View more info

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The Texas Governor's Mansion: A History of the House and Its Occupants

By: Jean Houston Daniel; Price Daniel; Dorothy Blodgett

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Texas State Library and Archives Comission: 1984-06-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-4-2

ISBN: 093836801X

Condition: Used: Very Good


Signed by Dorothy Blodgett on title page. Ex-library book with library stamp on front board and donated stamp on fep. Dust jacket flaps are glued on inside front board and gift inscription in same area. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Color photographs. The Texas Governor's Mansion is an example of nineteenth-century Greek Revival architecture. It was commenced by Abner Cook in 1854 and is the oldest executive Mansion in continuous use west of the Mississippi River and the fourth oldest in the United States. View more info

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The Forty-Acre Follies by Frantz, Joe

By: Joe Frantz

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Texas Monthly Press: 1983-10

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 840

ISBN: 0932012388

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed by Author 1983, 349 pages, 9 1/2" tall, Gift inscribed and signed by author. DJ is rubbed, chipped and torn. Dust jacket is discolored from age. Presentation on inside front board that has been partially marked out with a ball point pen. A little messy with scribbling out the name. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Noted Texas historian and author Frantz provides a tough, critical look at the evolving University of Texas, its dreams and its failures. An insightful, personal history from a decades-long Professor of History at the University of Texas, who arrived on campus in 193... View more info

Image for Fort Worth: a frontier triumph by Garrett, Julia Kathryn

Fort Worth: a frontier triumph by Garrett, Julia Kathryn

By: Julia Kathryn Garrett

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Encino Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 866

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Inscribed and signed by author, "...Sheila Allen, who has upheld the tradition of the Allen family, one of the founding pioneers of Tarrant county by her many contibutions as a great teacher and as a musician enriching the culture life of Fort Worth." First Edition.Yellow Paper and Cloth Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 366 pages, 9 1/4" tall. Very Good. DJ is rubbed with light chipping. Price clipped. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. In the 195s, history teacher Julia Kathryn Garrett of Fort Worth began collecting stories from old-timers and pioneers whose memory or knowledge r... View more info

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Seat of Empire The Embattled Birth of Austin Texas SIGNED

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

ISBN: 0896727823

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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's equally awestruck companions, no strangers to beautiful landscapes, shuffled speechlessly nearby. But where these men saw ... View more info

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The Cowboys of Haddington Moor

By: Kevin Abreau; David M. Anderson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Conroca Pub: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: unit91-84

ISBN: 1892617013

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. Stated First edition. At the height of the British mad cow epidemic, an elderly West Texas couple, she with a terminal illness, sell all their belongings to rescue her family's ailing Scottish cattle estate. When they arrive at the docks of Edinburgh with their five-hundre head of breeding stock, they soon discover that the corrupt Minister of Agriculture has put a quarantine on their herd. View more info

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The Bugles Are Silent Texas Revolution Knaggs

By: Knaggs, John R

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Shoal Creek Publishers: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000398

ISBN: 0883190303

Condition: Very Good


Signed and inscribed by Author John R. Knaggs and dated Oct 23, 1977, stated first edition. Inscribed to "Tom and Carolyn with best regards, John Knaggs San Antonio, Texas." Very Good. DJ is chipped. Light foxing on endpapers and pages yellowing. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. A fascinating novel which offers some interesting observations about the Texas Revolution. View more info

Image for Jerboa Mysterious Visits From Uncle Odis [Hardcover] by Christman, L C

Jerboa Mysterious Visits From Uncle Odis [Hardcover] by Christman, L C

By: L C Christman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vantage Press: 1979-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 984

Condition: Used: Very Good


Stated first edition. DJ is good, rubbed, chipped and has tear on bottom of spine. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Memoir of growing up in segregated southeast Texas, based on the author's memories of his uncle's presence in his dreams. "It is the very warm and moving memoirs of a man who grew up poor and black in Southeast Texas during the pre-civil rights days. And it is also a powerful polemic against racial injustice which renders a graphic and gripping testimony of what it was like to be a second class citizen during that era." View more info

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How Fort Worth Became the Texasmost City

By: Leonard Sanders; Ronnie C Tyler

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Amon Carter Museum of Western Art: 1973-01-01

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-3-1715

ISBN: 0883600021

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed by author on title page without inscription. Dated Dec 31st, 1973.Over 200 photo illustrations with captions by Ron Tyler who was Curator of the Amon Carter Museum at that time. View more info

Image for Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio

Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio

By: Lewis F. Fisher

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Maverick Publishing Company: 2013-12-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-4-951

ISBN: 1893271633

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line, 12345.This coffee table book displays more than one hundred rarely seen images to bring to life the frontier era of one of the most unusual cities in the nation, seen through its Spanish plazas. Colorful iconic paintings and drawings mix with nineteenth century photographic stereoviews and cabinet cards, cropped for impact and appearing with their original subtle tonings. As the frontier era was ending for San Antonio in the 1870s and 1880s, Military Plaza by day was a vivid outdoor market. By night it was... View more info

Saving San Antonio: The Precarious Preservation of a Heritage

By: Lewis F. Fisher; T. R. Fehrenbach [Foreword]

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press: 1996-11-15

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 77-2-1947

ISBN: 0896723720

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed and inscribed by author. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Corners bumped.Few American cities enjoy the likes of San Antonio's visual links with its dramatic past. The Alamo and four other Spanish missions, plus a host of additional landmarks and folkways surviving over the course of nearly three centuries, still lend San Antonio an "odd and antiquated foreignness." Adding to the charm of the nation's ninth largest city is a bend in the San Antonio River, saved to become a winding linear park through the heart of downto... View more info

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Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide

By: Loughmiler, Campbell; Loughmiller, Lynn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 2002

Seller ID: 4-1-955

ISBN: 0292780605

Condition: Collectible: Like New


10th printing. Unread. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.From the Big Bend to the Big Thicket, from the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley, Texas is blessed with a dazzling array of wildflowers. Of the many species that adorn the state, Texas Wildflowers provides clear and concise descriptions for more than 300, complemented by 381 stunning full-color photographs. Not only the most prevalent species but also rare and unusual plants of startling beauty are illustrated and described.For more than three decades Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller have photographed the wildflowers of Texas, and th... View more info

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Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale SIGNED

By: Lynda Rutledge

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam: 2012-04-26

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-3-935

ISBN: 0399157190

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line.On the last day of the millennium, sassy Faith Bass Darling decides to have a garage sale. Why is the richest lady in Bass, Texas, a recluse for 20 years, suddenly selling off her worldly possessions? View more info

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The Texas Experience

By: McDonald, Archie P. [Compiler]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Texas a & M Univ Press: 1986-09-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-3-1603

ISBN: 0890962812

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition. Dust jacket is price clipped and has a crease near the bottom front.The approach to this book is chronological, moving from the earliest peoples to present-day Texans; topical, emphasizing key events that affected generations of Texans---not just the famous but ordinary people, too; and multidisciplinary. View more info