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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

ISBN: 0870742566

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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 Pickups, Lingo fo the Espee, celebrations of the dead in Spanish Southwest, Mexican Lime Kilns in West Texas, Cockfighting, hog dro... 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

ISBN: 1596916974

Condition: like new, unread


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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American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race SIGNED

By: Brinkley, Douglas

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Harper: 2019-04-02

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 77-3-9

ISBN: 006265506X

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.On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American Moonshot brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and... 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

ISBN: 0811103277

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0810915952

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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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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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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 the 12 million soldiers coming home from Word War II. A Life-in-America Prize Book by this noted scholar. View more info

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Frida Kahlo: Portraits 0f An Icon

By: Hooks, Margaret; Arquin, Florence; Bloch, Lucienne; Bravo, Lola Alvarez; Cunningham, Imogen; Freund, Gisele; Guzm n, Juan; Henze, Fritz; Kahlo, Antonio; Kahlo, Guillermo; Kolko, Bernice; Matiz, Leo; Munkacsi, Martin; Muray, Nickolas; Packard, Emmy Lou; R

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Turner: 2003-02-02

Seller ID: 1-5-1404

ISBN: 8475065643

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Unread with flyer about the book laid in. From 1926 until her death in 1954, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo created striking, often shocking, images that reflected her turbulent life. One of four daughters born to a Hungarian-Jewish father and a mother of Spanish and Mexican Indian descent, in the Mexico City suburb of Coyoacn, Kahlo did not originally plan to become an artist. During her convalescence from a bus accident in her late teens, Kahlo began to paint with oils. Her pictures, mostly self-portraits and still-lifes, were deliberately naive, filled with the bright colors and flattened form... 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

ISBN: 1571680497

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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 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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Lost Mines and Hidden Treasure

By: Lovelace, Leland

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Naylor Co.: 1956-01-01

Seller ID: 1-1-1347

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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 what she collected concerns Lovelace's research on lost mines and buried treasures in the Superstition Mountain region. This b... View more info

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A Place in Time: A Pictorial View of San Antonio's Past

By: McLemore, David

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Express-News Corp: 1980-01-01

Seller ID: 7-5-1933

Condition: Used: Very Good


Light rubbing and edge wear. Previous owner's name and date on title page. Pages yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.A collection of vintage photographs of San Antonio. Contents include: the river, missions, plazas, military, places, and people. 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

ISBN: 0374181314

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. 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 a historical crime novel and a searching inquiry into man's dreams of immortality. View more info

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Grace Notes: My Recollections SIGNED

By: Sagal, Katey

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Gallery Books: 2017-03-21

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4-5-1717

ISBN: 1476796718

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.Popular and award-winning star Katey Sagal chronicles the rollercoaster ride of her life in this series of evocative and beautifully written vignettes, resulting in a life story recounted unlike any other Hollywood memoir you've read before. View more info