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Defending Mexican Valor in Texas: Jose Antonio Navarro's Historical Writings, 1853--1857

By: Navarro, Jose Antonio; McDonald, David R. [Editor]; Matovina, Timothy M. [Editor];

Price: $150.00

Publisher: State House Press: 1995-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 2-3-913

ISBN: 1880510316

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed by David McDonald with personal inscription. "For St. Peter's School, July 3, 1996." Dust jacket has small stain and tear near spine. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Navarro's narratives outline Tejano achievements during the period of Mexico's liberation from Spain. A close associate of and facilitator for Stephen F. Austin, he was a signatory of Texas' Declaration of Independence from Mexico, an important figure in the drafting of the Texas Constitution, and a state senator. View more info

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A century of medicine in San Antonio;: The story of medicine in Bexar County, Texas,

By: Nixon, Pat Ireland

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Priv. Pub. by the author: 1936-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 55-3-1804

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First Edition, signed and inscribed by the author. "For my good friend, The old nomad, Dr. A. D. Geuerance, Pat Ireland Nixon." Corners and spine edge have light wear. Pages yellowing A couple of small stains on outside page edges.Early diseases, frontier medicine, Texas Revolution, the Alamo, World War, San Antonio, more. Illustrations include: Bexar County Medical Society, The Alamo; Dr. Amos Pollard, Surgeon in chief at the Battle of the Alamo; Dr. Joseph H. Barnard, Survivor of the Goliad Massacre; Hospital advertisement in San Antonio City directory 1881; San Antonio Infirmary 1885; Opera... View more info

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Norfleet: The Manhunter's Own True Story Texas Rancher SIGNED

By: Norfleet, J. Frank as told to Gordon Hines

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Imperial Press Publishers: 1927-01-01

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-5-1908

Condition: Collectible: Good


Signed and inscribed, "To T.A.Andrews 11-28-51, From J. Frank Norfleet." The author also wrote a quote on the facing endpaper. Orange cloth has a faded spine and extensive wear on head and toe of spine. Corners worn and book askew. Tanning on endpapers, some stains but overall inside pages are clean and binding is tight.The story of a Texas Ranger and an incredible chronicle of one man's dedication to break up an international swindling and crime ring. View more info

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Hugo Ortega's Street Food of Mexico SIGNED Cookbook

By: Ortega, Hugo; de los Santos, Penny [Photographer]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Bright Sky Publishing: 2012-09-01

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-4-1801

ISBN: 1936474735

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on half title page with neutral inscription, " Forever lives the Mexican cuisine." In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.In Street Foods of Mexico, award winning chef Hugo Ortega of Hugo's Authentic Mexican Cuisine, journeys across Mexico enjoying the foods of his homeland. Mexican street food represents the best of traditional cooking. The scent of these familiar dishes draws hungry diners to experience the unique richness of flavors that emerges in traditional cooking techniques. From the tacos and masa-based treats of the central highlands to the cocteles a... View more info

Rich Little Poor Boy SIGNED

By: Parker, Martin E.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1992-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-4-1903

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed and inscribed by author. "Josh, I hope you enjoy reading about your Da Da life from start to finish-I love ya, Your Da Da Martin Parker."Memoirs of Martin Parker from Round Rock, Texas. He served in WWII and Korean War. Includes childhood mysteries from the depression, working on a farm and later the Post Office. His WWII experiences and Naval tour during the Korean War. Living in Round Rock and much more with Tall Tales, Riddles and Old Time Jokes. View more info

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Ride The Red Earth

By: Paul I. Wellman

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1958-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-3-1701

Condition: Collectible: Good


First Edition. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and has sticker residue.Book has light soiling on outside page edges.Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Shortly after he arrived in Mobile, and saw his plans crushed by a perfidious woman, he took a secret mission to learn how the Spaniards planned to use the vast area they held in what is now Texas. View more info

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Summer Stock: Behind the Scenes with LBJ in '48 (A. M. Pate, Jr. Series on the American Presidency)

By: Phipps, Joe

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Texas Christian University Press: 1992-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-2-1829

ISBN: 0875651070

Condition: Used: Very Good


Dust jacket has light edge wear. Book slightly askew. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.In the summer of 1941, Congressman Lyndon Baines Johnson ran for the U.S. Senate in a special election. He lost. It was the only political race LBJ ever lost, and he always claimed that W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel had stolen the office from him.In the summer of 1948, Johnson ran again for the Senate. This time his chief opponent in the Democratic primaries was former Texas Governor Coke Stevenson. After much counting and recounting of ballots, Johnson was declared the winner of the runoff, or second prima... View more info

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Eugene C. Barker: Historian

By: Pool, William C.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn: 1971-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4-3-916

ISBN: 0876110251

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition. Dust jacket is rubbed and chipped. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. The late William C. Pool, Eugene C. Barker's former student, presents a vivid portrait of Barker, one of the most influential historians to teach at the University of Texas. View more info

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Red Zone: Cars, Cows, and Coaches

By: Red McCombs; Mickey Herskowitz

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Eakin Press: 2002-11-15

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: unit44-2

ISBN: 1571687076

Condition: Used: Like New


Stated first edition with full number line.Unread. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Big man, big voice, big boots, and big deals. Meet Red McCombs, who hasn"t heard his given name, Billy Joe, since his mother called him that years ago. His is a story of only in America, but with a Texas twist. Even down to the name he never uses, Red is a living logo for the Lone Star State. A strapping man with a booming bass voice, a wheeler-dealer who shoots from the hip and asks questions later. In the circles he travels, people know him only as Red. They also know him as cattle and oil baron, ... View more info

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Guy Town by Gaslight: SIGNED A History of Vice in Austin's First Ward (True Crime)

By: Richard Zelade

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The History Press: 2014-05-13

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 55-5-28

ISBN: 1626194459

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. Stated First edition.Crime and vice plagued Austin after the Civil War, and Guy Town was a red light hub with a most curious legacy. Today's pleasure seeking visitors to the Warehouse District walk on top of Guy Town, the chic neighborhood of today is built on the most decadent and deadly area of the city's past. With the old county courthouse at its core, the district rose from the Colorado River up to Fifth Street and spanned from Congress Avenue to Shoal Creek, infesting Austin's eclectic First Ward neighborhood. Guy Town was a haven for n... View more info

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Fetch the Devil: The Sierra Diablo Murders and Nazi Espionage in America

By: Richmond, Clint

Price: $90.00

Publisher: ForeEdge: 2014-06-03

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 55-2-5

ISBN: 1611685346

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with 54321 number line. In 1938, Hazel Frome, the wife of a powerful executive at Atlas Powder Company, a San Francisco explosives manufacturer, set out on a cross-country motor trip with her twenty-three-year-old daughter, Nancy. When their car broke down in El Paso, Texas, they made the most of being stranded by staying at a posh hotel and crossing the border to Juarez for shopping, dining, and drinking. A week later, their near-nude bodies were found in the Chihuahuan Desert. Though they had been seen on occasion with two mys... View more info

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Ponder: The Little Town With The Big Rodeo

By: Seals, Nita

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Gainesville Printing Company: 1985-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-5-1950

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed by author on authors page without inscription. Brown faux brown leather with gilt titles and bucking bronc on cover.This is about the times of the famous Ponder Rodeo and the good old days of the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Ponder Rodeo has been long gone, and the Fort Worth Stockyards has seen it's hey-day; but the memories are very vivid. Illustrated with photographs. View more info

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Cowpokes, Nesters & So Forth SIGNED

By: Sims, Judge Orland L.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Encino Press: 1970-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: B1-5-1600

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


1970, stated first edition, Brown Cloth Hardcover with Dustjacket, 297 pages, 9 1/4" tall. Long inscription that is signed by Sims. Also a gift inscription on endpaper. Very Good. DJ is rubbed, chipped, scuffed and has a small hole on the cover's edge. There is also a small gouge on the edge of the front board. Previous owner's address sticker on inside board. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Sims was a West Texas rancher who also was a county judge in Paint Rock. He relates numerous stories of his own experiences and those of his pioneer neighbors. An outstanding description of life i... View more info

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Off the Beaten Trail

By: Syers, William Edward; Maps [Illustrator]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Texian Press: 1976-01-01

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 3-5-922

Condition: Used: Like New


Sixth printing. Small stain on front cover. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Syers spent 7 years and traveled almost 100,000 miles completing this Texas exploration and in searching out stories of Texas heritage. The work first appeared in Texas newspapers, then rewritten into three softcover volumes which exhausted seven printings, before being published in this single-volume hardback revision. These vignettes cover stories of people, places, Texas Rangers, pioneers, historical sites, and various topics of the Lone Star State. Includes: Beginning of Years, Color of History, And Not to... View more info

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Mother Margaret Mary Healy-Murphy A biography SIGNED

By: Turley, Mary Immaculata

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Naylor Co: 1969-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7-4-1811

ISBN: 0811103269

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed by author on half title page with general inscription, "Best Wishes; Sister Mary Immaculata Turley, S.H.G, December 8, 1969.". First Edition. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover. DJ is tanned on edges, chipped, torn and scuffed and creased on top corner. Blue cloth cover boards of book are darkened on edges and spine. Tanning near photo plates.Overall inside pages are clean and binding is tight.The telling of the story is a work of love. It is told in the manner in which it was lived. One might have expected and perhaps desired an ampler delving into the tragedy of se... View more info

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Her work, stories by Texas women

By: Unknown

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Shearer Pub: 1982

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 1044

ISBN: 0940672057

Condition: Used: Very Good


Edited and Introduction by: Lou Halsell Rodenberger, Blue Cloth Hardcover, 335 pages, 9 1/4" tall, Inscribed and signed by Rodenberger. Very good. DJ is chipped and lightly yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. A collection of stories by Texas Women. View more info

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Bibliography to Assassination of President John Kennedy [Paperback]

By: W C Thompson

Price: $100.00

Publisher: W C Thompson: 1968-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 969

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Inscribed and signed by W C Thompson on title page. Softcover with paper wraps, 40 pages, 8 3/4" tall. supplement is 15 pages. First edition, second printing. Ex-library book with minimal markings and withdrawl stamp on cover. Masking tape on inside front and back cover edges. Supplement is taped into the front of the book. Cover has sunfaded on the edges. Pages are yellowing on edges.A bibliography of Literature relating to the Assassination of President John F Kennedy. An extremely comprehensive and detailed research of 283 entries excluding magazine and newspaper articles. Published by ... View more info

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George C. Vaughan, Early Entrepreneur

By: Wagener, Elaine Hoffman, Editor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Watercress Press, San Antonio.: 1984-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-3-1501

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed by author on title page with inscription, "To Betty and Jack, Best Wishes, Elaine Wagener, 3-8-85." First Edition. Issued without dust jacket. George C. Vaughn lived from 1858 to 1940. In his memoirs he tells of his early life in St. Johnsbury Center, Vermont; Leavenworth, Kansas; and in Texas. He grew his business from a country store in Center Point to a lumber empire headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. View more info

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Naturalist's Big Bend

By: Wauer, Roland H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Texas a & M Univ Pr: 1992-09-01

Seller ID: 4-4-956

ISBN: 0890960704

Condition: Used: Very Good


Front cover bends up. Light rubbing on back cover. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. The book is an introduction to the trees and shrubs, wildflowers, cacti, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fish, and insects of Big Bend National Park. The book is composed of eleven chapters that lead from a geographical introduction into various disciplines of flora and fauna and concludes with a bibliography. View more info

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Cacti of Texas and Neighboring States: A Field Guide

By: Weniger, Del

Price: $75.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1984-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3-1-1821

ISBN: 0292710852

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Stated First Edition top corners lightly bumped. Previous owner's name stamped on half title page.The book makes possible the identification of cacti growing in five states; Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. They are listed by their recognized scientific names, immediately followed by all the common names by which the cactus is know in various localities, including Spanish and sometimes the Indian names. Color illustrations. View more info