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Annotated Reference Guide to Collectible Books

Texas

Holley, Mary Austin. Texas. J. Clarke, Lexington (1836). Folding engraved map

Parker, Amos Andrew. Trip to the West and Texas. William White, Concord (1836). Comprising a Journey of Eight Thousand Miles, through New-York, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, in the Autumn and Winter of 1834-5; Folding engraved map

Edward, David Barnett. The History of Texas. J.A. James, Cincinnati (1836). Or, the Emigrant's, Farmer's, and Politician's Guide to the Character, Climate, Soil, and Productions of that Country: Geographically Arranged From Personal Observations and Experiences; folding map

Niles, John Milton, and Pease, Lorain T. History of South America and Mexico. H. Huntington, Hartford (1837). Comprising their discovery, geography, politics, commerce and revolutions A geographical and historical view of Texas, with a detailed account of the Texan Revolution and War; folding engraved map.

Chester Newell. History of the Revolution in Texas. Wiley and Putnam, New York (1838). Particularly of the War of 1835 and 36, Together with the Latest Geographical, Topographical, and Statistical Accounts of the Country, from the most Authentic Sources. Also, an Appendix; folding map

Gregg, Josiah. Commerce of the Prairies. Henry G. Langley, New York (1844). Or the Journal of a Santa Fe Trader, During Eight Expeditions Across Great Western Prairies, and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico; first issue; folding map

Kendall, George Wilkins. Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition. Harper and Brothers, New York (1844). Comprising a Description of a Tour Through Texas; first issue; folding map.

Lawrence, A.B. and Edward, David. A History of Texas. Nafis and Cornish, New York (1844). The Emigrant's Guide to the New Republic by a Resident Emigrant, Late From the United States.

Gregg, Josiah. Commerce of the Prairies. Henry G. Langley / Wiley and Putnam, New York and London (1844). Or the Journal of a Santa Fe Trader, During Eight Expeditions Across Great Western Prairies, and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico; second issue; folding map

Kendall, George Wilkins. Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition. Harper and Brothers, New York (1844). Comprising a Description of a Tour Through Texas and Across the Great Southwestern Prairies, the Camanche and Caygua Hunting Grounds, with an Account of the Sufferings from Want of Food, Losses from Hostile Indians and Final Capture of the Texans and Their March, as Prisoners, to the City of Mexico; with illustrations.

Green, Thomas J. Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier. Harper and Brothers, New York (1845). Subsequent Imprisonment of the Author; His Sufferings, and Final Escape from the Castle of Perote, with Reflections Upon the Present Political and Probable Future Relations of Texas, Mexico, and the United States; black and white etchings and map.

Kendall, George Wilkins. Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition. Harper and Brothers, New York (1845). Comprising a Description of a Tour Through Texas and Across the Great Southwestern Prairies, the Camanche and Caygua Hunting Grounds, with an Account of the Sufferings from Want of Food, Losses from Hostile Indians and Final Capture of the Texans and Their March, as Prisoners, to the City of Mexico; with illustrations.

Thorpe, T.B. Our Army on the Rio Grande.. Carey and Hart, Philadelphia (1846). Being a Short Account of the Important Events Transpiring from the Time of the Removal of the Army of Occupation from Corpus Christi, to the Surrender of Matamoros; with Descriptions of the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, the Bombardment of Fort Brown, and the Ceremonies of the Surrender of Matamoros; 9 full-page plates and 17 engravings in text.

Edwards, Frank S. Campaign in New Mexico with Colonel Doniphan. Carey and Hart, Philadelphia (1847). Map

Emory, William Hemsley. Notes of a Military Reconnoissance. Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Washington (1848). From Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, Including Part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers; 40 lithographed plates; 3 plans/maps

Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. Damrell and Moore, Boston (1850).

Johnston, J. E. and Others. Reports of the Secretary of War. Union Office, Washington (1850). With Reconnaissances of Routes from San Antonio to El Paso, Also, the Report of Capt. R. B. Marcy's Route from Fort Smith to Santa Fe and the Report of J. H. Simpson of an Expedition Into the Navajo Country; 2 lithographed folding maps; 72 lithographed plates

Bartlett, John Russell. Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents. D. Appleton, New York (1854). In Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora and Chihuahua, Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, During the Years 1850, '51, '52 and '53; 13 lithographed plates.

Emory, William Hemsley. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary. Cornelius Wendell, Washington (1857). Survey Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior; 45 in-text woodcuts; 12 lithographed plates; 63 steel engraved plates.

Lee, Nelson. Three Years Among the Camanches. Baker Taylor, Albany (1859). The Narrative of Nelson Lee, the Texas Ranger, Containing a Detailed Account of his Captivity Among the Indians, His Singular Escape Through the Instrumentality of his Watch and Fully Illustrating Indian Life as it is on the War Path and in the Camp; frontispiece portrait.

Abbot, Gorham Drummer. Mexico and the United States. G. P. Putnam and Son, New York (1869). Their Mutual Relations and Common Interests; 2 steel-engraved portraits.

North, Thomas. Five Years in Texas. Elm Street Printing, Cincinnati (1871). Or What You Did Not Hear During the War From January 1861 to January 1866, A Narrative of His Travels, Experiences, and Observations in Texas and Mexico.

Morphis, James M. History of Texas. United States Publishing Company, New York (1874). From its Discovery and Settlement with Description of its Principle Cities and Countries, and the Agricultural, Mineral, and Material Resources of the State

Rankin, Melinda. Twenty Years Among the Mexicans. Chase and Hall, Cincinnati (1875). A Narrative of Missionary Labor

Siringo, Charles Angelo. A Texas Cowboy. Rand McNally, Chicago (1886). Or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony; chromolithographed frontispiece

McConnell, H. H. Five Years a Cavalryman. J.N. Rogers, Jacksboro. (1889). Or, Sketches of Regular Army Life on the Texas Frontier

Brown, John Henry. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Lewis Publishing, Chicago (1892). Many full page illustrations

Various. History of Texas. Lewis Publishing, Chicago (1893). Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties

Jaques, Mary J. Texan Ranch Life With Three Months Through Mexico in a Prairie Schooner. Horace Cox, London (1894). Frontispiece and illustrations

Cox, James. Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry. Woodward and Tiernan, St. Louis (1895). And the Cattlemen of Texas and the Adjacent Territory; illustrations from photographs; plates, portraits and color frontispiece.

Brown, John Henry. The Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas. L. E. Daniell, Austin (1896).

Wooton, E.O. and Standley, Paul C. A Comprehensive History of Texas, 1685-1897.. William G. Scarff, Dallas (1898). Two volumes; illustrations from photographs and engravings.

Jennings, Napoleon Augustus. A Texas Ranger. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1899). Pictorial cover; account of reporter who served under McNelly.

Smithsonian Institution. The Evolution of a State. Gammel Book Company, Austin (1900). Or Recollections of Old Texas Days; depiction of social life when Texas was a colony and republic; illustrations

Lubbock, Francis Richard and Raines, C.W. , editor. Six Decades in Texas. Ben C. Jones, Austin (1900). Or Memoirs of Francis Richard Lubbock; author's preface; editor's preface.

Audubon, John W. Audubon's Western Journal: 1849-1850. Arthur H. Clark, Cleveland (1906). Being the MS. Record of a Trip from New York to Texas and an Overland Journey through Mexico and Arizona to the Gold Fields of California; with autobiographical memoir by his daughter; folding map and original drawings.

The Lewis Publishing Company. A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas. The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago (1907). 2 volumes; many full-page photographic plates

Williams, R. H. and Williams, E. W. , editor. With the Border Ruffians: Memories of the Far West, 1852-1868.. John Murray, London (1907). First British edition.

Barron, Samuel B. The Lone Star Defenders. Neale Publishing, New York (1908). A Chronicle of the Third Texas Cavalry, Ross' Brigade; black and white photographs.

Fletcher, W. A. Rebel Private. Press of the Greer Print, Beaumont (1908). Front and Rear, Experiences and Observations From the Early Fifties and Through the Civil War; a low unknown number of this book escaped a warehouse fire.

Paine, Albert Bigelow. Captain Bill McDonald Texas Ranger. J. J. Little and Ives, New York (1909). Special subscription edition; introduction letter by Theodore Roosevelt on front cover.

Rye, Edgar. The Quirt and the Spur. W. B. Conkey, Chicago, IL (1909). Vanishing Shadows of the Texas Frontier; frontispiece; illustrations.

Deshields, James T. Border Wars of Texas. The Herald, Tioga (1912). Numerous illustrations; two maps.

Bolton, Herbert Eugene. Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century. University of California Press, Berkeley (1915). Studies in Spanish Colonial History and Administration; fold out maps; plates.

Cranfill, J. B. Dr. J. B. Cranfill's Chronicle. Fleming H. Revell, New York (1916). A Story of Life In Texas; frontis; 37 plates.

Hunter, J. Marvin, editor. The Trail Drivers of Texas. George W. Saunders (1920). Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys and their Experiences on the Range; black and white frontispiece.

Hunter, J. Marvin, editor. The Trail Drivers of Texas. Jackson Printing, San Antonio (1920). Interesting Sketches Of Early Cowboys and Their Experiences on the Range and on the Trail During the Days That Tried Men's Souls. True Narratives Related By Real Cowpunchers and Men Who Fathered The Cattle Industry In Texas; 2 volumes.

Hastings, Frank S. A Ranchman's Recollections. The Breeder's Gazette, Chicago (1921). An Autobiography in Which Unfamiliar facts Bearing Upon the Origin of the Cattle Industry in the Southwest and of the American Packing Business Are Stated, and Characteristic Incidents Recorded; frontis and 13 illustrations.

Gillett, James B. Six Years with the Texas Rangers. Von Boeckmann-Jones, Austin (1921). Portrait frontispiece; first printing; true first edition that precedes the Yale edition by 4 years.

Hunter, J. Marvin. Trail Drivers of Texas. Cokesbury Press, Nashville, Tennessee. (1925). Second, one-volume edition; black and white illustrations.

Kennedy, William. Texas: The Rise, Progress, and Prospects of the Republic of Texas. Moyneaux Craftsmen, Fort Worth (1925). Facsimile reprint of second edition;

Carter, Captain Robert G. The Old Sergeant's Story. Frederick H. Hitchcock, New York (1926). Winning the West from the Indians and Bad Men in 1870 to 1876; black and white photographs;

Lehmann, Herman. Nine Years Among the Indians 1970-1879. Von Boeckmann-Jones, Austin (1927). The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians; illustrated; introduction by Marvin J. Hunter

Eugene C. Barker. Mexico and Texas 1821-1835. P.L. Turner Dallas (1928). Collection of four lectures delivered at the University of Texas.

Haley, J. Evetts. The XIT Ranch of Texas. Lakeside Press, Chicago (1929). First printing; because of a lawsuit, most copies were recalled.

Dobie, J. Frank. Vaquero of the Brush Country. Southwest Press, Dallas (1929). Maps; color frontis; illustrations by Justin Gruelle

Dobie, J. Frank. Vaquero of the Brush Country. Southwest Press, Dallas (1929). First printing; maps; color frontis; illustrations by Justin Gruelle

Dobie, J. Frank. Vaquero of the Brush Country. Southwest Press, Dallas (1929). Second edition; maps; color frontis; illustrations by Justin Gruelle

Dobie, J. Frank. Vaquero of the Brush Country. Southwest Press, Dallas (1929). Fourth edition; maps; color frontis; illustrations by Justin Gruelle

Emmett, Chris. Texas Camel Tales. Naylor Printing Company, San Antonio (1932). Black and white illustrations.

Dunn, J.B. (Red) John. Perilous Trails of Texas. Southwest Press, Dallas (1932). Frontis; plates.

Holden, William Curry. The Spur Ranch. Christopher Publishing House, Boston (1934). A Study Of The Inclosed Ranch Phase Of The Cattle Industry In Texas; map end-paper.

Webb, Walter Prescott. The Texas Rangers. Houghton Mills, Boston (1935). Frontis and illustrations.

Morfi, Fray Juan Agustin and Castaneda, Carlos Eduardo, translator. History of Texas 1673 - 1779. Quivira Society, Albuquerque (1935). Two volumes; limited edition of a 100 copies; signed by translator.

Webb, Prescott Walter. The Texas Rangers A Century Of Frontier Defense. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1935). Limited edition of 205 copies; signed and numbered by author.

Celiz, Fray Francisco and Hoffman, Fritz Leo, translator. Diary of the Alarcon Expedition Into Texas, 1718-1719. The Quivira Society, Los Angeles (1935). Limited edition of 100 copies.

Solms-Braunfels, Carl, Prince of. Texas 1844-1845. Anson Jones Press, Houston (1936). Limited edition of 750 copies.

Dobie, J. Frank. The Flavor of Texas. Dealy and Lowe, Dallas (1936). Tales of Texas folklore and history.

Cox, Mamie Wynne. The Romantic Flags of Texas. Banks Upshaw and Company, Dallas (1936). Some of the text is poems and music.

Matthews, Sallie Reynolds. Interwoven: A Pioneer Chronicle. The Anson Jones Press, Houston (1936). Depiction of early Texas ranch life.

Weyand, Leonie Rummel and Houston Wade. An Early History of Fayette County. LaGrange Journal, LaGrange (1936). History of a Texas county, with much on the Republic and the revolution.

Haley, J. Evetts. Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1936). Two-page map; illustrations by Charles Bugbee

Ridings, Sam P. The Chisholm Trail. Co-Operative Publishing, Guthrie (1936). A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail Together With a Description of the Persons, A Narrative of the Events, and Reminiscences Associated With the Same; frontis; illustrations; fold-out map.

Neville, A.W. The History of Lamar County. North Texas Publishing, Paris (1937). Photos; map endpapers.

Crouch, Carrie Johnson. Young County: History and Biography. Dealey and Lowe, Dallas (1937). 20 vintage photos

James, Vinton Lee. Frontier and Pioneer. Artes Graficas, San Antonio (1938). Recollections of Early Days in San Antonio and West Texas; much information of the early days of San Antonio.

Taylor, T. U. Fifty Years on Forty Acres. Alec Book Company, Austin, TX (1938). Author gives history of University of Texas and recalls growing up in Parker County

Elliott, Claude. Leathercoat: The Life of James W. Throckmorton.. Standard Printing, San Antonio (1938). Hardcover edition privately printed by the author; frontispiece and illustrations.

Cross, Joe. Cattle Clatter. Walker Publication, Kansas City (1938). A History of Cattle from the Creation to the Texas Centennial in 1936; illustrated.

Schoen, Harold, compiler. Monuments Erected by the State of Texas to Commemorate the Centenary of Texas Independence. Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, Austin. (1938). Report on expenditures for Texas Centennial.

Elliot, W.J. The Spurs. The Texas Spur, Spur (1939). Fronis; 4 photos.

Douglas, C.L. Cattle Kings of Texas. Cecil Baugh, Dallas, TX (1939). Black and white photographs.

Fenley, Florence. Oldtimers: Their Own Stories.. Hornby Press, Uvalde (1939). Many photos; oral history from interviews with early pioneers and settlers.

Dobie, J. Frank. John C. Duval. Southwest Review, Dallas (1939). First Texas Man of Letters His Life and Some of His Unpublished Writings; limited edition of 1000 copies; illustrations by Tom Lea.

Dobie, J. Frank. Mustangs and Cow Horses. Texas Folklore Society, Austin (1940). Original drawings by Harold Bugbee, Tom Lea and others.

Dobie, J. Frank. Mustangs and Cow Horses. Texas Folklore Society, Austin (1940). First printing; original drawings by Harold Bugbee, Tom Lea and others.

Dobie, J. Frank. The Longhorns. Little, Brown, Boston (1941). Illustrated

Reed, St. Claire Griffin. A History of the Texas Railroads. St. Clair Publishing, Houston (1941). Limited edition of unknown number of copies; signed by the author.

Huson, Hobart. District Judges of Refugio County. Refugio Timely Remarks, Refugio (1941). Limited edition; signed and inscribed by author.

Wright, Solomon Alexander. My Rambles. Texas Folklore Society, Austin (1942). As East Texas Cowboy, Hunter, Fisherman, Tie-Cutter; introduction by J. Frank Dobie.

McCauley, James Emmit. A Stove-Up Cowboy's Story. Texas Folklore Society, Austin (1943). Limited edition of 700 copies; illustrated by Tom Lea.

Benedict, Carl P. A Tenderfoot Kid On Gyp Water. Texas Folklore Society, Austin (1943). Limited edition of 550 copies; introduction by J. Frank Dobie.

Haley, J. Evetts. Charles Schreiner General Merchandise. Texas State Historical Association, Austin (1944). The Story of a Country Store; first printing.

Louis Wiltz Kemp. The Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Anson Jones Press, Houston (1944). Limited edition of 500 copies.

Nixon, Patricia Ireland. The Medical Story of Early Texas. Mollie Bennett Lupe Memorial Fund, Lancaster (1946). Forward by Dr. Chauncey Leake; this edition includes 100 numbered copies, some signed by Nixon.

Haley, J. Evetts. The Heraldry of the Range. Panhandle Plains Historical Society, Canyon (1949). Some Southwestern Brands; illustration by Harold Bugbee

Bunting, Basil. Poems: 1950. The Cleaner's Press, Galveston (1950). Preface by Dallam Flynn; limited edition of 1000 copies; first printing.

Leclerc, Frederic. Texas and its Revolution. Anson Jones Press, Houston (1950). Limited edition of 500 copies; fold-out map.

Dobie, J. Frank. The Mustangs. Little, Brown, Boston (1952). Black and white drawings by Charles Banks Wilson

Smith, Erwin E, and Haley, J. Evetts. Life of the Texas Range. San Angelo Standard-Times, San Angelo (1952).

Haley, J. Evetts. Fort Concho and the Texas Frontier. San Angelo Standard-Times, San Angelo (1952). Limited edition of 185 copies; illustrations by Harold Bugbee

Haley, J. Evetts. The XIT Ranch of Texas. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman (1953). Second edition, first printing.

Streeter, Thomas W. Bibliography of Texas 1795-1845.. Harvard University Press, Cambridge (1955). Five volumes; one of 660 sets.

Lea, Tom and Herzog, J. Carl. The King Ranch. King Ranch, Kingsville (1957). Saddle Blanket edition; one of 3000 copies printed; 2 volumes.

Fenley, Florence. Oldtimes of Southwest Texas. Hornby Press, Uvalde (1957).

Matthews, Sallie Reynolds. Interwoven: A Pioneer Chronicle. Carl Herzog, El Paso (1958). 1500 copies printed.

Brewer, J. Mason. Dog Ghosts and Other Texas Negro Folk Tales. University of Texas Press, Austin (1958). Illustrations by John T. Biggers.

Warren, Robert Penn. How Texas Won Her Freedom. San Jacinto Museum of History, San Jacinto Monument (1959). Limited edition of 512 copies; first printing; signed by the author.

McMurty, Larry. Horseman, Pass By. Harper and Row, New York (1961).

McMurty, Larry. Leaving Cheyenne. Harper and Row, New York (1963). First printing.

Nerin E. Gun. Red Roses from Texas. Frederick Muller, London (1964).

Johnson, Lyndon B and Maguire, Jack, editor. A President's Country. Alcade Press, Austin (1964). A Guide to the Hill Country of Texas

McMurtry, Larry. The Last Picture Show. Dial Press, New York (1966). First printing.

McMurtry, Larry. In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas. Encino Press, Austin (1968). Second printing; first printing was so plauged by typos that almost all copies were recalled and destroyed.

Simpson, Harold B. Hood's Texas Brigade in Poetry and Song. Hill Junior College, Hillsboro (1968).

Schreiner, Charles III, Audrey, Berryman Robert and Matheny, Hal. A Pictorial History of the Texas Rangers. Y-O Press, Mountain Home (1969). Cowhide edition; 200 copies printed.

Stanley, Francis Louis. The Texas Panhandle. Jim Hess, Borger (1971). From Cattlemen to Feed Lots, 1880-1970

Haley, J. Evetts and Holden, William Curry. The Flamboyant Judge: James D. Hamlin.. Palo Duro Press, Canyon (1972). Limited edition of 10 copies.

Lasater, Laurence M. The Lasater Philosophy of Cattle Raising. Texas Western Press, El Paso (1972). Limited edition of 259 copies.

Al, Lowman. This Bitterly Beautiful Land. Roger Beacham, Austin (1972). A Texas Commonplace Book; limited edition of 275 copies.

Elmer, Kelton. Time it Never Rained. Doubleday, New York (1973). First printing.

Clarke, Mary Whatley. The Slaughter Ranches and Their Makers. Jenkins, Austin (1979).

Holman, David and Persons, Billie. Buckskin and Homespun. Wind River Press, Austin (1979). Frontier Texas Clothing 1820 - 1870; limited edition of 450 copies.

Barnstone, Howard. The Architecture of John F. Staub: Houston and the South. University of Texas Press, Austin (1979). Limited edition of 200 copies.

Johnson, Lady Bird. Texas - A Roadside View. Trinity University Press, San Antonio (1980). First printing.

Jenkins, John H. Basic Texas Books. Jenkins, Austin (1983). Limited edition of 85 copies.

McMurtry, Larry. Lonesome Dove. Simon and Schuster, New York (1985).

McCarthy, Cormac. All the Pretty Horses. Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1992).