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Fort Worth, TX: Texas Christian University Press, 1987.
Cloth and boards. Fine copy. Creases to jacket flaps, else fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "_____, a bit of Texana and a belated thanks for your help with my class. Robert Flynn". An acclaimed novel of a mythical dying town in Northwest Texas.
$24.95 Book Number: 4022 Order / Enquire
FRANTZ, Joe. B.
GAIL BORDEN, dairyman to a nation
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1951.
Blue cloth. pp xiv, 310 + plates. Index. Slight yellowing to page edges, VG otherwise, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips, rubbing, creased tear to rear panel, sticker scar to front panel; just good. Borden at one time was a leading citizen of Texas who helped write the constitution, founded the first permanent newspaper, laid out Houston, invented dehydrated meat, until when past 50 years of age invented the thing that made his name and fortune - condensed milk. Note: a bit over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 43710 Order / Enquire
THE HOUSE OF BREATH
London: Chatto & Windus, 1951.
Small octavo, 223 pp. Blue cloth. 1952 ink inscription to front free endpaper; sunned spot to upper inner corner of front panel; light sunning to foot of spine; yellowing to page edges; else fine. Jacket (art by "Biro") has two inch tear and tiny chip to front panel; tiny chips to corners of slightly tanned spine; white rear panel dust soiled, slightly tanned; VG, still attractive. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. An important Texas novel, on A.C. Greene's list of the 50 best books about Texas. There were 3K copies of the UK first (4K copies of the 1950 US first).
$35.00 Book Number: 5702 Order / Enquire
The thrilling, startling and wonderful narrative of Lieutenant Harrison...
No place (New Haven, CT?): Frederick W. Beinecke, 1957.
Titlle page continues: ''who was taken prisoner at Golidad, Texas, in 1836, and only escaped the treacherous murder of his companions by the inhuman Mexicans, to be transferred to a punishment worse than death, namely, the mines of Mexico; from which he succeeded in making his escape, and subsequently joining Col. Doniphan's command, on its way from California across the mountains by which means he again reached the United States. Full particulars are given, in the book of his trials, sufferings, and brutal treatment in the mines, which are also accurately described; together with the prisoners, the overseers; mode of living, rations, their chastisements; chains; punishment in the black hole, etc., etc. The whole together forming one of the most wonderful, and thrillingly interesting books ever published." pp (32), beige printed paper covers. Soft creases, corner of rear cover broken away, small chips to upper edge of front cover; VG clean copy otherwise. "Three hundred copies printed for Frederick W. Beinecke, Christmas, 1957. A facsimile reprint of the Cincinatti, 1848, edition, of which, at time of publication, there were only two known copies. "Written to capitalize on the popular intrest in Texas and the Mexican War the historical authenticity of the narrative is open to grave doubts. It may stand, however as a mirror of popular literature and absorbing interests of its day." - Preface. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$35.00 Book Number: 44765 Order / Enquire
FOLLOW THE RUNNING GRASS
London: Secker & Warburg, 1971.
Brown boards. Light foxing to page edges, else fine. Cream jacket has slightest of sunning to flap folds, spine, else fine. First novel, second book, of this Texas author who won a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Story of a Dallas, Texas, family.
$19.95 Book Number: 2079 Order / Enquire
POPE, Dorothy Lee
RAINBOW ERA ON THE RIO GRANDE
Brownsville, Texas: Springman-King Co. (printers), 1971.
Octavo, orange cloth. pp xii, 201, (3). Front free endpaper has an ink gift inscription and is also signed by the author, else fine. Dust jacket has mild edge wear, ring stain to rear panel, VG otherwise. History of the Rio Grande Valley in the 1910-30 period.
$25.00 Book Number: 35263 Order / Enquire
TEXAS BY THE TAIL
Greenwich, CT: Fawcett, 1965.
Gold Medal paperback original K1502. Book a bit leaned, reading crease to inner margin of front cover, else a VG+ copy. "She could con the pants off every oil millionaire from Houston to Fort Worth - and steal Dallas in the bargain. She was the girl who had Texas by the tail." Cover art by Barye Phillips.
$75.00 Book Number: 42680 Order / Enquire