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Image for Life and Times of Henry Smith, the First American Governor of Texas

Life and Times of Henry Smith, the First American Governor of Texas

By: Brown, John Henry

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Dallas, A.D. Aldridge & Co., Stereotypers, printers and Binders: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07672

Condition: Good+


Dark brown cloth decoratively embossed and gilt-stamped. Shelf wear, wear at the spine ends, bumping. Scuff mark to rear cover. Binding is firm. 395 pages. View more info

Emily, the Yellow Rose

By: Bunkley, Anita R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Rinard Publishing: 1990

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 02078

ISBN: 096240120x

Condition: Near Fine


Trace of edge wear. Personalized, dated inscription form the author. Historical fiction about a free Negro named Emily and her lover during the Texas struggle for independence. The mysterious lover, unknown to this day, penned the folk ballad, "Yellow Rose of Texas," which staretd the legend. Nice copy of the author's first book. View more info

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San Antonio: The Wayward River

By: Burkhalter, Lois W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Antonio, Texas, Trinity University Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 08646

Condition: Near Fine


First page has a slight ink smudge, otherwise fine. The dust jacket has a small tear and associated crease at the bottom edge of the rear panel. Protected now in a clear Mylar sleeve. Title page affixed to the front endpaper and folds out to reveal the copyright page, where First Edition is stated, and a Preface by Maggie Cousins. The contents are affixed to the rear endpaper in one continuous section of accordion-style, fold-out pages featuring more than 20 water color scenes of the San Antonio River, by Caroline Shelton, accompanied by Burkhalter's descriptive text about the river as it wind... View more info

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Blow, Silver Wind: A Story of Norwegian Immigration to America

By: Bye, Erik (with a Postscript By Eric sevareid)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Norwegian-American Cultural Institute: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 03924

Condition: Near Fine


This book celebrates the 150th anniversary of organized Norwegian immigration to America. A number of manuscripts written for the celebration in 1974-75 comprise the contents of this book. Journalist/broadcaster Eric Sevareid contributes a postscript piece titled "Letter to a Grandfather I Never Knew." 119 pages, illustrated by Karl Erik Harr. Signed by the author on the page following the title page. On the same page is a gift inscription from the Consul General of Norway, in Houston, Harald Midttun. A typed, signed letter from Midttun to the previous owner is also laid in. View more info

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Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

By: Caduto, Michael J.; Bruchac, Joseph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Golden, Colorado, Fulcrum: 1988

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 05977

ISBN: 1555910270

Condition: Very Good


Some shelf wear to boards, light wear to jacket (crease along spine). Clean copy, free of writing, marks, or stains. 209 pages with Glossary and Pronunciation Key to Native American Words and Names, Art and Photographic Credits, and Index of Activities Arranged by Subject. View more info

The Story of Bodie

By: Cain, Ella M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Fearon Publishers: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02764

Condition: Good+


196 pages, illustrated with black & white photos. General reading wear, the spine is toned and faded. Previous owner name stamped on inside cover, written on facing page. The story of Bodie, California, from mining camp to ghost town to historical state park. View more info

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A Hispanic Look at the Bicentennial

By: Cardus, David (Editor)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 05360

Condition: Near Fine


Papers presented at a symposium in Houston, Texas October 8th and 9th, 1976 to discuss social, economic, and political significance of Hispanic contributions to American life. 207 pp., illustrated. View more info

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Mary Emmerling's American Country South

By: Carol Sama Sheehan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08549

ISBN: 0517577259

Condition: Near Fine


288 pages with Index. Illustrated with numerous color photos by Langdon Clay. View more info

Image for Custer in Texas: An Interrupted Narrative Including Narratives of the First Iowa Cavalry, the Seventh Indiana Cavalry, the Fifth Illinois Cavalry, the Second Wisconsin Cavalry, and the Military Mutiny in Custer's Command While in Louisiana

Custer in Texas: An Interrupted Narrative Including Narratives of the First Iowa Cavalry, the Seventh Indiana Cavalry, the Fifth Illinois Cavalry, the Second Wisconsin Cavalry, and the Military Mutiny in Custer's Command While in Louisiana

By: Carroll, John M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Sol Lewis and Liveright: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06648

ISBN: 0914074148

Condition: Good


Spotting to top edge. Some shelf wear. Jacket has light edge wear and a tear and small mositure stain at the tail of the spine. 288 pages, with Appendixes, Sourecs, and Index. Appendixes inclide A) History of the First Iowa Cavalry, B) Report of General Baker, State f Iowa, and C) Custer's Report to Joint Committee on Reconstruction. Illustrated with photos and drawings. View more info

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The First Century of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas 1867-1967

By: Carter, James David (Editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Waco, Texas, The Texas Scottish Rite Bodies: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07065

Condition: Near Fine+


508 pages with Recorded Membership and Index. Illustrated with black and white photos, including a frontispiece photo of Albert Pike. View more info

Image for Galveston: Island of Chance

Galveston: Island of Chance

By: Chalfant, Frank E.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Treasures of Nostalgia: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 08441

ISBN: 0965956601

Condition: Fine


179 pages, illustrated with 464 photographs (382 in color) of gambling chips and related ephemera and memorabilia from gambling establishments in Galveston County, Houston and around the state of Texas. Contents include the history of gambling (with a chapter on the Maceo family), the establishments, and unidentified chips among other topics. SIGNED by the author. View more info

Image for Touring the Texas Wineries: Scenic Drives to 27 Lone Star Vineyards

Touring the Texas Wineries: Scenic Drives to 27 Lone Star Vineyards

By: Ciesla, Thomas M.; Ciesla, Regina M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Houston, Gulf Printing Company: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 04004

ISBN: 0884153762

Condition: Very Good


Curl to the covers. A look at the wineries in Texas, as of 1998. View more info

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A Biography of Robert Alonzo Welch

By: Clark, James A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Clark Book Company: 1963

Edition: first Edition

Seller ID: 08443

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear and bumped corners. 153 pages with black and white photos. Endpaper photos depict downtown Houston scenes for 1886 (year Welch arrived in Houston) and 1963 (year of book's publication). Classic rags to riches story--Robert Alonzo Welch (1872-1952), from Newberry, South Carolina, borrowed $50 to travel to Houston at age 14 and, after a series of jobs, struck it rich in the oil fields and built a business empire in oil, sulphur, banking, and real estate. Unmarried, he died in 1952 and left the bulk of his $42 million estate to a trust fund for the support chemical research in Te... View more info

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The Tactful Texan, A Biography of Governor Will Hobby

By: Clark, James A. with Weldon Hart

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00063

Condition: Near Fine


Slight bumping to a few corners. Jacket is rubbed in a few places with a bit of sun fading on the spine and minor wear at the spine head. Life of prominent Texas journalist and politician, William Pettus Hobby (1878-1964). 211 pages with Index, black and white photos. View more info

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Turkey Mountain

By: Clayton, Belva

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Carlton Press: 1967

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 04191

Condition: Very Good


Edition not indicated. Jacket is chipped and rubbed and has several edge tears. Inscription from author to a friend and co-worker. Fictional story about a boy growing to maturity near Turkey Mountain near Fort Worth, Texas. 64 pages. View more info

Image for Notes on Some Phases of Cotton Operations 1905-1929

Notes on Some Phases of Cotton Operations 1905-1929

By: Clayton, Benjamin

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: 04103

Condition: Fine


The author recounts, in this brief memoir for his grandchildren, his days with Houston's Anderson, Clayton & Co., which became the worlds largest cotton merchandiser. 131 pages, privately printed. View more info

Flying the Colors Texas: a Comprehensive Look at Texas Today County By County

By: Clements, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dallas, Texas, Clements Research, Inc.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00674

Condition: Very Good+


Light crease to front cover's lower corner. Small corner crease to a block of pages where the top-edge was bumped. A nice, clean, and, apparently, seldom-used copy. View more info

Image for The Centenary History: Congregation Beth Israel of Houston, Texas 1854-1954

The Centenary History: Congregation Beth Israel of Houston, Texas 1854-1954

By: Cohen, Anne Nathan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07663

Condition: Very Good


Very mild wear. Browning to front endpapers where a newspaper article had been laid in (no longer with book). Confirmation bookplate from Congregation Beth Israel on the front pastedown (inside front cover). 96 pages with photos. View more info

Digging for Gold Without a Shovel: The Letters of Daniel Wadsworth Coit from Mexico City to San Francisco 1848-1851

By: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth; Edited and with an Introduction by George P. Hammond

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado, Old West Publishing Company - Fred A. Rosenstock: 1967

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 06458

Condition: Fine


Limited Printing of 1250 Copies. 116 pages with Index. Illustrated with pencil drawings by Coit, including the frontispiece self-portrait. View more info

Image for Napa : The Story of an American Eden

Napa : The Story of an American Eden

By: Conaway, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, U.S.A., Houghton Mifflin Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01025

ISBN: 0395468809

Condition: Near Fine


Price-clipped jacket. Slight edge wear in spots. 529 pages with Sources and Index. Illustrated with black and white photos and endpaper maps. View more info