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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

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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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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 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