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Mountain Charley or the Adventures of Mrs. E.J. Guerin, Who Was Thirteen Years in Male Attire

By: Guerin, Mrs. E.J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Press/Western Frontier Library: 1968

Edition: First Printing of the New Edition

Seller ID: 05735

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear. Jacket is price-clipped and has a moderate amount of rubbing. Protected now in a Mylar archival cover. 112 pages, with Introduction by Fred W. Mazzulla and William Kostka. Autobiographical account from a mid-nineteenth century woman of the Wild West. She masqueraded as a man to work as a riverboatman, railroadbrakeman, miner, rancher, Indian trader, bartender, and businessman. She also served in the Civil War. Many women claimed to be Mountain Charley and their accounts were published in various frontier newspapers. One of those accounts is appended to this volume, repriinte... View more info

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Red Wagons and White Canvas: A Story of the Mollie Bailey Circus

By: Gurasich, Marj

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Eakin Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 06082

ISBN: 0890156468

Condition: Near Fine


Previous owner blind stamp to the half-title page and a price-clipped jacket, else a fine copy. Inscribed by the author to a previous owner. 83 pages with Glossary of Circus Terms and Bibliography. A biography of the woman known throughout Texas as "Aunt Mollie" who ran and traveled with the Mollie A. Bailey Show for nearly half a century. View more info

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Red Wagons and White Canvas: A Story of the Mollie Bailey Circus

By: Gurasich, Marj

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Eakin Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 08179

ISBN: 0890156468

Condition: Near Fine


Very slight spotting to top edge of page block, barely noticeable, else a fine copy. Inscribed by the author to the previous owners. 83 pages with Glossary of Circus Terms and Bibliography. A biography of the woman known throughout Texas as "Aunt Mollie" who ran and traveled with the Mollie A. Bailey Show for nearly half a century. View more info

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The Time Has Come

By: Hackerman, Gene Coulbourn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Eakin Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 06441

ISBN: 0890159548

Condition: Fine


230 pages, including photos and Index. Autobiography of a university president's wife wife (Norman Hackerman--Rice University and the University of Texas) as she journeys through academia, volunteerism, and a personal fight against cancer--all against a backdrop of World War II, the Kennedy inauguration, the 1960s, and trips to the LBJ White House. A rich life fully lived from an interesting viewpoint. The author has inscribed this book to a previous owner. Publisher's announcement/order form for the book laid in. View more info

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A Texas Pioneer Teacher: Mrs. R.K. Red

By: Hakins, Lel Purcell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Nortex Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 06387

Condition: Fine


Slight bump to top edge of jacket (front panel), else a fine copy. Author inscription on the front free endpaper along with another inscription (In memory of Rev. Malcolm Lee Purcell who organized 30 churches in Brazos Presbytery.) 79 pages, illustrated with photos. The subject of the book, Rebecca Kilgore Stuart Red (Mrs. R.K. Red) was the author's great-grandmother. Her photo precedes the title page. View more info

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A Smile from Katie Hattan and Other Natural Wonders

By: Hale, Leon (SIGNED)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fredericksburg, TX, U.S.A., Shearer Publishing: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 07738

ISBN: 0940672073

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear to book and jacket. A bit of faint spotting to the top edge of the page block. Jacket is price-clipped. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Long-time Houston writer and columnist digs up stories and folk tales from common folk around Texas. The pieces in this book were culled from some 2,500 columns written during the ten years preceding publication of this book. View more info

Passionate Nation: The Epic History Of Texas

By: Haley, James L.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 2006

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 03081

ISBN: 0684862913

Condition: Fine


New condition, unread and only opened for the author's signature. View more info

The Smiling Phoenix : Southern Humor from 1865 to 1914

By: Hall, Wade

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida, University of Florida Press: 1968

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 01618

Condition: Good


375 pages with bibliography and index. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. The spine is splitting along its sides, trying to separate fromt the covers, but still intact. Hinges are in good shape, as is the rest of the book. If not for this problem, the book would be in fine condition. This study docuemnts an era of great change in America, from the Civil War through Reconstruction and into the Twentieth Century to World War I. The author attempts to give a complete picture of southern humor written between the Civil War and World War I, as it reflected on all aspects of southern life: poli... View more info

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Expense Book of John Halsted, Commissary Under Benedict Arnold, Before Quebec, 1776

By: Halsted, John; Edited by Thomas O'Leary

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Montreal, C.A. Marchand, Printer: 1913

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 08063

Condition: Very Good


Very mild wear, tiny tear to top edge of front cover. Stapled wraps, 16 pages, unopened at top edge. Printed from the original manuscript book in the possession of Thomas O'Leary, Assistant Librarian at Chateau de Ramezay. During the Revolutionary War, American-born Canadian merchants supported the American expedition to Canada led by Colonel Benedict Arnold by providing supplies to the American army on credit. One such merchant, John Halsted, played a prominent role in helping Arnold to support an army in the field in Quebec and Montreal in the winter and spring of 1776. This pamphlet is the ... View more info

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Four Seasons of the Chesapeake: Volume I, Spring-Summer AND Volume II, Fall-Winter

By: Hamer, Red and Barbara H. Hamer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: West Chester, Pennsylvania, Four Seasons Book Publishers: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 09871

ISBN: 0960540016

Condition: Near Fine


Two-volume set in faux leather binding with gilt lettering. Pictorial dust jackets for both. The jacket for Volume II is price-clipped; otherwise the set is in near fine to fine condition. Both volumes are signed by the author/photographer, Red Hamer. Assisted by his wife, Barbara Hamer, the associate editor and illustrator for this set, Hamer set out to create the finest all-color photographic essay of the world's greatest estuary--the 180-mile long Chesapeake Bay. Volume I is 128 pages with 243 color photographs and endpaper map illustrations and scenic vignettes by Barbara H. Hamer. Volume ... View more info

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In No Time at All

By: Hamilton, Carl

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ames, Iowa, Iowa State University Press: 1977

Edition: Eleventh Printing

Seller ID: 04880

ISBN: 0813808251

Condition: Near Fine


Previous owner name blacked out. Light edge wear to jacket. Vignettes of 20th century life in the midwest. Americana, 1910 to 1940. Numerous photos, 186 pages. View more info

State Lines

By: Hammond, Ken (Editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: College Station, Texas, Texas A & M University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 03538

ISBN: 0890965625

Condition: Near Fine


Inscribed by the author: "To a reader, a leader and most important, a supporter of Leadership Houston." View more info

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Houston, A Nation's Capital, 1837-1839

By: Harris County Historical Society Editorial Committee

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Harris County Historical Society: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08403

ISBN: 0918464730

Condition: Fine


The dust jacket has a couple of tiny tears near the top of the spine and a bit of bumping along the top edge. Protected now in a clear Mylar (Brodart) cover. Contents reprinted from original source material (books, diaries, etc.), two examples of which are "Sojourn in Houston, August, 1838-January 1839," by Gustav Dresel and "The Texas Diary 1835-1836," by Mary Austin Holley. Five illustrations: Capitol in Houston, 1837; Grocerie in Houston, 1837; House of Secretary of War, Col. Bee, 1837; Mrs. Milon's boarding house, Houston, 1837; and Map, City of Houston. 118 pages with Appendix (The First ... View more info

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The Fault Does Not Lie With Your Set: The First Forty Years of Houston Television

By: Harris, Jack; McGrew, Jack; Huhndorff, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Eakin Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08216

ISBN: 0890157057

Condition: Near Fine


Rear panel of jacket has a small tear at the bottom edge, otherwise fine. 187 pages with black and white photos and Index. View more info

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Currents of the Brazos: An Illustrated History of Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., 1941-1991

By: Harrison, Kim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Nortex Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08238

ISBN: 0890158134

Condition: Fine


158 pages with Appendix (Brazos Board Tenures) and Index. Black and white photos help document the history. Nice, clean copy. View more info

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Jose Antonio Navarro, Written By an Old Texan

By: Hart, Mary Bell (Preface)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hart Graphics and Office Centers, Inc.: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 08845

Condition: Good


Several small areas of light staining on the covers and on the top edge at the head of the spine. A facsimile reproduction of the 1876 edition. Page numbers 1-30, but an additional 20 pages or so about Navarro's will, marriage license, recorded land sales, and sale of a house. Navarro was the only native born Texan to sign the 1845 Constitution of the State of Texas, one of only two native Texans to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence, and one of 21 delegates who drafted the Constitution of the Republic of Texas. This is apparently the first reprinting of the Texas patriot's biography. View more info

Cowtown Lawyers: Dodge City and Its Attorneys, 1876-1886

By: Haywood, C. Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Press: 1988

Edition: Irst Ed

Seller ID: 05242

ISBN: 0806121467

Condition: Near Fine


Red cloth with gilt title to spine, about fine. Jacket has a bit of edge wear and is protected now in a new Mylar archival cover. 289 pages, with Appendixes, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Black & white photos. View more info

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Washington & His Generals

By: Headly, J.t.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Westvaco: 1991

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 07750

Condition: Near Fine


Originally published in two volumes in 1847, this printing is a Limited Edition title in the Westvaco's American Classics series, privately published each year at Christmas. Housed in a slipcase with a trace of wear to book and slipcase. Red silk ribbon bookmark bound in. Contents: A Contemporary Essay by John C. Callihan, Original Preface to Washington & His Generals by J.T. Headley, George Washington, The Major Generals, The Brigadier Generals, Events of the American Revolution, and A Listing of Westvaco's American Classics. 238 pages, with Colophon. View more info

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Serving with Gladness

By: Hegarty, Sister Mary Loyola, C.C.V.I.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houston, The Bruce Publishing Company in Cooperation with the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02027

Condition: Very Good


Very light wear to both book & jacket. The dust jacket has some minor chipping and a few small tears around the spine ends and upper corners. Protected now in a new Mylar sleeve. Gift inscription to the book's previous owners from Sister Kevina Keating, former Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. History of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston, Texas, with background on its origins in Europe and establishment in America. 429 pages with Bibliography and Index. Includes one Appendix: Houses Staffed by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarn... View more info

Tales of Hoffman

By: Hoffman, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, T.S. Denison & Company, Inc.: 1961

Seller ID: 02095

Condition: Very Good+


Light shelf wear, bumping. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Jacket price-clipped and chipped with a few tears and a small piece missing at the tail of the spine. Protected in a new mylar cover. Vignettes and tales of humor, pathos and love among Jewish immigrants in Minnesota. View more info