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Image for Columbus, Texas Telephone Directory November 1953

Columbus, Texas Telephone Directory November 1953

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Southwestern Bell Telephone Company: 1953

Seller ID: 10743

Condition: Good


Stapled booklet, stiff covers. Writing across the top of the front cover indicating this is a marked office copy (many names/numbers are marked with a colored pencil or pen). There's also a name at the top of the page and on the first page. An ad on page 19/20 has been cut out of the page. Includes List of Telephone Subscribers (pages 3-11) with their 4-digit phone numbers and Columbus Classified Telephone Directory, Issue No. 5, November 1953 (32 pages). Inside the front cover is information on making long distance calls and rates to various locations from Columbus. On the facing page, there ... View more info

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Columbus, Texas Telephone Directory November 1957

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Southwestern Bell Telephone Company: 1957

Seller ID: 10744

Condition: Very Good


Stapled booklet, stiff covers. Very mild wear and edge toning. The first page has an upper-corner tear with paper loss, though it does not affect any print on the pages. An ad on page 19/20 has been cut out of the page. Includes List of Telephone Subscribers (pages 3-12) with their phone numbers (including 2-letter exchange abbreviations) and Columbus Classified Telephone Directory, Issue No. 9, November 1957 (24 pages). Inside the front cover is information on making long distance calls and rates to various locations from Columbus. On the facing page, there are also instructions on how to use... View more info

Luke and the Van Zandt County War

By: Alter, Judith M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fort Worth, Texas, Texas Christian University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00961

ISBN: 0912646888

Condition: Fine


Dust jacket has very light amount of wear at the head of the spine and a few corners. Two teenagers come to terms with each other and their lives during post-Civil War tensions in East Texas. View more info

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Two Sieges of the Alamo

By: Alter, Robert Edmond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06921

Condition: Very Good


Orange cloth with black lettering and vignette. Several small, dark stains along the top edge. Does not affect pages. Jacket has a few corresponding, faded stains, some additional small stains at the bottom, and also some chipping to the top and bottom edge of the front panel (larger chip at bottom). Juvenile story of a cub pilot on a Mississippi stern-wheeler who joins the Texans' cause for independence from Mexico and winds up at the Alamo. 192 pages. View more info

Aviation in Texas

By: Bilstein, Roger E.; Miller, Jay

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Texas Monthly Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 05154

ISBN: 0932012957

Condition: Very Good


Library markings (stamp to spine, endpapers, card pocket). 288 pages with Index. Illustrated with numerous photos. A fascinating history of flight in the Lone Star State. View more info

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The Free State of Lavaca

By: Boethel, Paul C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Weddle Publications: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 10745

Condition: Very Good


Mild wear and tiny stain to the bottom edge of the text block. Inked date and scuffing below it in the upper corner of the front free endpaper. The dust jacket has some edge wear and tears at the spine ends repaired with tape. The jacket is now protected in a Mylar archival sleeve. Lavaca County, Texas history from local historian and writer Paul C. Boethel, who has written a series of Lavaca County histories. This volume's theme concerns the establishment of law and order in Lavaca County. Ancillary to the narratives of law and lawlessness is the struggle of African Americans from slavery to ... View more info

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Houston Women: Invisible Threads in the Tapestry

By: Chapman, Betty Trapp

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Virginia Beach, Virginia, The Donning Company Publishers: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 10201

Condition: Fine


192 pages with Selected Bibliography and Index. Numerous black and white photos documenting women's contributions in the development and growth of Houston, Texas. Endpaper maps indicating settlement along Buffalo Bayou and the San Jacinto River from 1824-1840. Signed on the verso of the front endpaper map. View more info

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Stowaway to Texas

By: Evey, Ethel L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Larksdale Press: 1982

Edition: 4th Printing

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 06462

ISBN: 0898961025

Condition: Very Good+


Light wear and rubbing, a clean copy. A young boy has to sail to Texas alone from New Orleans in 1837 after his father is arrested and taken off the ship. He arrives in time for the first anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Based on a true story. Limited printing of 150 copies, of which this is number 95, for the Texas Sesquicentennial in 1986 (commemorative ribbon affixed to title page). Signed by the author. 201 pages. View more info

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Lanterns for Fiesta

By: Fulle, Suzanne G. (SIGNED)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Macrae Smith Company: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 02228

ISBN: 0825534410

Condition: Very Good


Several worn spots to top and bottom edges. Bright, clean interior in solid binding (NOT ex-lib). Jacket shows some light foxing and rubbing, but no tears or chips. Protected in a Mylar sleeve. Personalized gift inscription "To the Kemper children" from the author on behalf of the children's aunt. Signed by the author beneath the inscription. Story of 12-year-old Juanita, a young Mexican-American girl, her family, and their struggles and triumphs against a backdrop of poverty in a Texas barrio. The author, as a young girl traveling with her father, saw a young Mexican-American girl and... View more info

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Jane Long : Mother of Texas

By: Gonzalez, Catherine T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Eakin Press: 1982

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 02186

ISBN: 0890152993

Condition: Very Good


Bumping and shelf wear at tail of spine and corners. Jacket chipped and rubbed, with indentations on the rear panel. NOT an ex-lib copy. Scarce thus. From the Stories for Young American Series; 57 pages with bibliography. Cover and frontispiece photo of Jane Long. View more info

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Grassroots Women : A Memoir of the Texas Republican Party

By: Grier, Meg McKain

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boerne, TX, U.S.A., Wingscape Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 10202

ISBN: 0970496605

Condition: Near Fine


A fine copy with three notable inscriptions & signatures. Inscribed by the author to the book's previous owner on the title page: "One woman can make a difference!" Nice inscription on the half-title by Marjorie Arsht and on the opposing page by Linda Underwood, both of whom have been long-time Republican activists and are featured in the book. View more info

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The Ghost of Panna Maria (Stories for Young Americans)

By: Kerr, Rita

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Eakin Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 06826

ISBN: 089015791x

Condition: Very Good


The blank endpapers, both front and rear, are missing; they were either very neatly removed (unusual for both) or never were included (also unusual). The first page you see upon opening the book is the title page. The dust jacket is price-clipped and has a crease on the rear flap. Otherwise, a nice, clean, unmarked copy. Fictional children's story of Polish immigrants in Texas' first Polish settlement of Panna Maria, southeast of San Antonio. Inscribed by the author to the book's previous owner. View more info

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The Alamo Cat

By: Kerr, Rita

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Eakin Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09939

ISBN: 0890156395

Condition: Near Fine


Trace of wear to book and jacket. Nice, clean copy. In 1981, a cat showed up at the Alamo and became a fixture at the historic Texas shrine. She even had kittens there the next year and became quite the celebrity. Rita Kerr recounts the true story and adventures of Ruby, a stray cat adopted by the patrol rangers at the Alamo as their mascot. Forty-nine pages with Bibliography and illustrations by the author. View more info

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The Girl of the Alamo

By: Kerr, Rita

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Eakin Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 10471

ISBN: 0890154473

Condition: Very Good


Shelf wear and a small tear or chip at the foot of the spine. A bit of rubbing to the rear cover. Inscribed by the author to a previous owner of the book: "To William W___, Remember the Alamo and Texas, Rita Kerr, 1986." 64 pages with Epilogue and Bibliography. This book for a juvenile audience tells the story of Susanna Wilkinson Dickinson (1814-1883), wife of Alamo defender Almeron Dickinson, Who stayed at the Alamo with her husband and survived the battle with her 15-month-old daughter. She was the only adult Anglo-American to survive and provided many details of the battle over the years. View more info

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The Corps at Aggieland

By: Leftwich, Bill J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Lubbock, Texas, Smoke Signal Publishing Company: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09780

Condition: Very Good


Mild shelf wear and bumping. A bit of rubbing wear to the rear cover. Texas A&M bookstore sticker inside the rear cover. 148 pages with numerous black and white photos and illustrations documenting the 100-year history of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets (1876-1976). Inside the front cover is an 8 X 10 color photo of the Corps marching on the Kansas football field, 1977. View more info

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Kinkaid and Houston: 75 Years

By: Santangelo, Susan Hillebrandt

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Gulf Printing Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10596

Condition: Good


Edge wear to book and jacket. Front endpaper inscription blacked out. Protected now in a Mylar sleeve. 132 pages with many photographs to illustrate the history of the oldest independent coeducational school in Houston, which began in 1906. Among the notable alumni are George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, James A. Baker, III, and William P. Hobby, Jr. View more info

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The Dark Ships

By: Townsend, Tom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Eakin Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 04552

ISBN: 0890155798

Condition: Near Fine


Navy blue leatherette with barely a trace of wear. Jacket shows light wear at the head of the spine and along the front flap fold. Sequel to "Where the Pirates Are," signed by the author "To Jacob" on the front free endpaper (fly leaf). A volume in the Stories for Young Americans series. View more info