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Hill Country Views, 1994

By: Aldridge, Leon

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Privately Published: 1994-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1-1-1331

Condition: Collectible: Like New


New. Unread.Compiled by Leon Aldridge and the staff of The Boerne Star. This pictorial history of Kendall County, Texas was undertaken to preserve old photos that might otherwise have been lost. History of Kendall County followed by black and white photos of country residents, buildings & some document reproductions with descriptive text. View more info

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Corralling the Colorado: The First Fifty Years of Lower Colorado River Authority

By: Banks, Jimmy; John E. Babcock

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Eakin Pr: 1988-11-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: b2-4-21

ISBN: 089015662X

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed and inscribed by Jimmy Banks. "To Jean Carefoot, with appreciation and best wishes." dated July 25, 1991. Dust jacket is rubbed and chipped. Corners bumped. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Individuals who overcame their own problems and weaknesses to corral the mighty, once vicious Colorado River. Contents include: how early rice farmers "rustled" water with dynamite and shotguns, how the fight between public and private utilities seems almost as old as electricity, how Governors "Ma" and "pa" Ferguson swapped the state's 100th bi... View more info

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A Bride on the Old Chisholm Trail in 1886

By: Bunton, Mary Taylor

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Naylor Company: 1939-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2-3-906

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Pages tanning with light foxing on page edges. Frontis of Mary Taylor Bunton with blind stamp signature. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Black and white line drawings. 77 pages.The author accompanied her husband on an 1884 cattle drive from their ranch near Sweetwater, Texas, up through Indian Territory to Coolidge, Kansas. A brief, but classic, memoir of the Chisholm Trail. View more info

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The Free State of Bejar

By: Butterfield, Jack C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: the Library Committee, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, San Antonio: 1963-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-2-902

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed and dated by Jack C. Butterfield on copyright page. Edition limited to 500 copies of which this is 376. Would be like new except for ballpoint ink mark on front cover. Stapled Paperback. 35 pages. 5 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. First Edition. Published by the Library Committee, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, San Antonio. 1963. Quoting from the foreword. "This is no formal history of San Antonio, but rather a story based on history, of how and why San Antonio de Bejar became the San Antonio of today. View more info

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The News from Brownsville: Helen Chapman's Letters from the Texas Military Frontier, 1848-1852

By: Coker, Caleb [Editor]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn: 1995-02-01

Seller ID: b2-5-1900

ISBN: 0876111142

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Like new in slipcase. Maroon leather spine and beige cloth hardcover with matching slipcase. Limited edition #7 of 70 copies.Helen Chapman's Letters from the Texas Military Frontier 1848-1852 Mrs. Chapman's letters give a picture of life on the Rio Grande & at Ft. Brown during early statehood days from a woman's point of view. View more info

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Frontier Forts of Texas

By: Conger; Day; Frantz; Simpson; et al.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Texian Press: 1966-06-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2-3-919

ISBN: 0872440036

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition as stated. Dust jacket has 2" tear along back of spine. Chipped with split of back flap. DJ has yellowing and rubbing. Book near fine. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. Laid in map and tourist guides to Ft. Clark and Brackettville, Texas.A study of Forts Belknap, Bliss, Brown, CLark, Concho, Davis, Mason, and Sam Houston. Introduction by Rupert N. Richardson. Original paintings by Melvin C. Warren. View more info

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Monday, Monday: A Novel

By: Crook, Elizabeth

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books: 2014-04-29

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 55-2-8

ISBN: 0374228825

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In this gripping, emotionally charged novel, a tragedy in Texas changes the course of three lives. On an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began firing on pedestrians below. Before it was over, sixteen people had been killed and thirty-two wounded. It was the first mass shooting of civilians on a campus in American history.Monday, Monday follows three students caught up in ... View more info

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE 78TH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS MAY 14-16 1969 ALICO CENTER INN, WACO

By: Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Schneider Printing Co: 1969-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-2-1826

Condition: Collectible: Good


Cover has rubbing, edge wear and creases. Previous owner's address label is on the back cover. Pages yellowing but clean. Binding is tight.Proceedings of the 78th annual convention of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in Waco, May 14-16, 1969. View more info

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The old home place: Farming on the west Texas frontier

By: David L Caffey

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Eakin Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-3-1

ISBN: 0890152837

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Signed by author on endpaper with Inscription. "To Cynthia with best regards, 4-81 David Caffey." First Edition. This book might well be called a "living history" of the West Texas farm country. It portrays a bygone culture and illuminates the events of an era, not through a recitation of names and dates, but through the lives of real people who lived the times. The story sweeps across a full century, from the Civil War days preceding when the mainstream had shifted away from the small rural communities and toward the developing cities. View more info

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From the Republic of the Rio Grande: A Personal History of the Place and the People (Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture)

By: de la Garza, Beatriz

Price: $100.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 2013-03-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-4-902

ISBN: 029271453X

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. Stated first edition.The Republic of the Rio Grande had a brief and tenuous existence (1838-1840) before most of it was reabsorbed by Mexico and the remainder annexed by the United States, yet this region that straddles the Rio Grande has retained its distinctive cultural identity to the present day. Born on one side of the Rio Grande and raised on the other, Beatriz de la Garza is a product of this region. Her birthplace and its people are the subjects of this work, which fuses family memoir and borderlands history.From the Republic of the R... View more info

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The Texas Book Two: More Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University (Focus on American History Series)

By: Dettmer, David [Editor]

Price: $95.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 2012-03-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 1-2-1405

ISBN: 0292728743

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by Larry R. Faulkner, David Dettmer and Van Muse on title page without inscription. First Edition Stated.This richly illustrated volume offers a highly readable, in-depth exploration of the personalities and events that have made the University of Texas at Austin what it is today. Twenty one essays present with accounts in architecture, histories of crown jewels such as the McDonald Observatory and Austin City limits, and the reminiscences such as the early years of Shakespeare at Winedale and Married student housing. View more info

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Outrage: How Illegal Immigration, the United Nations, Congressional Ripoffs, Student Loan Overcharges, Tobacco Companies, Trade Protection, and Drug Companies Are Ripping Us Off . . . And

By: Dick Morris; Eileen Mcgann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2007-06-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: unit81-15

ISBN: 0061195405

Condition: Used: Like New


Unread. Half of all illegal immigrants came into this country legally--and we have no way of knowing they're still here!Congressmen are putting their wives on their campaign payrolls--so that campaign contributions are really personal bribes!The ACLU won't allow its own directors free speech.Liberals want to strip us of the tools to stop terrorism.The UN is a cover for massive corruption--and eighty countries, who pay 12 percent of the budget, are blocking reform.Drug companies pay off doctors to write scripts--whether we need them or not.Teachers unions block the firing of bad teachers and ba... View more info

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Haley, Texas 1959

By: Donley Watt

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1-3-936

ISBN: 0938317482

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Stated First edition with full number line. Unread Two novellas of life in East Texas in the 1950s: Haley, Texas 1959 and Seven Days Working. View more info

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The Blood of Heroes The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo SIGNED

By: Donovan, James

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2012-05-15

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-3-1401

ISBN: 0316053740

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Unread. Signed by author without inscription. First Edition with full number line.On February 23, 1836, a large Mexican army led by dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to about 175 Texas rebels holed up in the Alamo. The Texans refused to surrender for nearly two weeks until almost 2000 Mexican troops unleashed a final assault. The defenders fought valiantly for their lives and for a free and independent Texas-but in the end, they were all slaughtered. Their ultimate sacrifice inspired the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" and eventual triumph. Exhaustively researched, and ... View more info

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The Indians of Pecos Pueblo, A Study of Their Skeletal Remains

By: Earnest Albert Hooton

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1930-01-01

Seller ID: b2-2-1802

Condition: Used: Very Good


Ex-library book with minimal markings and withrawl stamp in the back. Ink stain on outside page edges. Back pages after page 391 are missing. Plates VII A-O are all present in back pocket.A study of the skeletal remains recovered in excavations from the Andover Pecos Expedition. Contents include archaeological summary, skeletal material, Cranial measurements and observations, Measurements of other bones, cranial types, pathology, lesions, and more. View more info

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Just for Fun!: Jimmy Johnson's Playland Park SIGNED

By: Ed Gaida

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Ed Gaida: 2007-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7-4-1845

ISBN: 0967043816

Condition: Collectible: Like New


New. Only opened for signing.Remembered by generations of San Antonians and others, Playland was not only a tourist attraction but a hometown tradition for family outings, birthday parties, high school dates and for many, first jobs Gaida drew on this collection of photographs, memorabilia, financial records and mementos to write this book. Next best thing to a time machine for the memories. View more info

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Stones, Bells, Lighted Candles: Personal Memories of the Old Ursuline Academy in San Antonio at the Turn of the Century

By: Emily Edwards; Floy Fontaine Jordan [Introduction]

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library: 1981-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-4-1803

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Creases on back cover. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.History of old Ursuline Academy in San Antonio. View more info

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From Rattlesnakes to Road Agents: Rough Times on the Frio (Chisholm Trail Series No 3)

By: Farris, Frances Barmlette; Sonnichsen, C. L. [Editor]

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr: 1985-04-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-2-1806

ISBN: 0912646942

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Slight yellowing on dust jacket edges. A couple of small chips. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.A lively memoir of a girl who grew up in the brush pastures and cotton patches of Frio County, south of San Antonio, during the post Civil War period. Fan Bramlette saw her family survive drouths and floods, neighborhood feuds and Indian attacks. View more info

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War of 1812 Veterans In Texas

By: Fay, Mary Smith

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New Orleans, Polyanthos: 1979-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: b2-3-1602

Condition: Collectible: Good


Gray wraps, 422 pages, 9" tall. Very Good. Corner bent and a couple of light stains. Overall clean.back cover has a 4" tear.This book encompasses 650 men, known to have set foot on Texas soil at some time during their lives, who rendered military or public service during the War of 1812 period, from 1784 when the American Revolution ended to 1815 when the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812 was ratified. Information, when available, includes the places and dates of birth and death; place and date of marriage and the name of the celebrant of the ceremony; the names of all wives; chil... View more info

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Burying the Farm: A Memoir of Chillicothe, Texas

By: Flynn, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Wings Press (TX): 2008-03-01

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10-1-914

ISBN: 0916727300

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author, 300 copies a memoir of Chillicothe, Texas. Number 281 of 300. Handmade paper cover incorporate North Texas mesquite leaves. Comes in original paper envelope. 40 pages. photographs and Flynn Family tree.Robert Flynn, professor emeritus, Trinity University and a native of Chillicothe, Texas, is the author of fourteen books. Nine novels: North To Yesterday; In the House of the Lord; The Sounds of Rescue, The Signs of Hope; Wanderer Springs, The Last Klick, The Devils Tiger, co-authored with the late Dan Klepper, Tie-Fast Country, Echos of Glory.and his most recent Jade: Outlaw. ... View more info