Accompanying photographs give the reader an idea of what the plant looks like on the range and which identifiable features, such as flowers, fruit, or leaf shape, are most important to that particular plant.
Several experts also cover the use of fire and the management of deer, turkey, dove, and other wildlife in this region.
" The books listed in my catalogs are acquisitions made some six to eight months previously. He then provides a full report of the discovery and examination of fourteen blades found in 1988 in the Keven Davis Cache in Navarro County, Texas.” 234pp w/maps, photos and illustrations, references, index. An architectural study of early Texas buildings, written and diagrammed in layman’s terms. A study of Texas’ diverse architectural styles, with photos of many structures that survived into the mid-twentieth century. Folio HB/DJ [dust jacket showing light wear, now in protective cover]…….48.00 6) [BANDERA COUNTY] ) A BRIEF HISTORY OF BANDERA COUNTY: Covering 100 Years of Intrepid History by J. Softcover, fine condition, ….75.00 (signed copies are very scarce) 7) Barker, Dr. EIGHTY YEARS WITH ROD AND RIFLE 1976, 1st edition, Santa Fe. SMOKEY BEAR AND THE GREAT WILDERNESS 1982, 1st edition, Santa Fe. William Reese, in SIX-SCORE: “A vividly written story of range life in West Texas in the 1890s. A book of verse that embraces the mystery, charm and folklore of the Big Bend. Frederick Nolan (author of ) said this about the novel: “In this extraordinary mixture of fiction and history, Billy the Kid is vividly brought to life with unmatched attention to psychological detail and historical truth. A useful, interesting and comprehensive study and history of the tree that is cursed by every rancher I know. Folio HB w/pictorial cover, new [multi-copies available]…..45.00 16) Braddy, Haldeen PERSHING’S MISSION IN MEXICO 1966, 1st edition, El Paso. Mason DOG GHOSTS and Other Texas Negro Folk Tales 1958, 1st edition, Austin.
My quest for rare and unusual titles is constant, and I’ve acquired many more fine books about Texas and the West which will be featured in future listings. Trade paperback, as new………..34.95 4) [ARCHITECTURE] Clovis PIONEER TEXAS BUILDINGS: A Geometry Lesson by Clovis Heimsath. In this book, Barker tells how he squeezed in big game and predator hunting and trout fishing, while serving as a Forest Ranger and longtime Wildlife Administrator. Autobiography, plus a lot on hunting cougars, bears and elk in the Pecos Wilderness of New Mexico. Benedict recounted incidents of cow punching as they occurred and editor Dobie changed as little as possible. Preceding each narrative poem is a short note of explanation. HB/DJ a nice copy of this uncommon Big Bend item, .......30.00 11) [BIG BEND] THE BIG BEND COUNTRY OF TEXAS by Virginia Madison. An interesting history of the Big Bend region in West Texas that includes legends and myths. HB (lacks dust jacket)…..30.00 12) Biggers, Don Hampton BUFFALO GUNS AND BARBED WIRE: Two Frontier Accounts 1991, 1st printing of the combined reissue of “Pictures of the Past” and “History That Will Never Be Repeated,” Lubbock. A frontier journalist’s account of the last great buffalo hunters, and range stories about cattlemen and cowboys of West Texas. Oblong HB/DJ very good……………45.00 13) [BILLY the KID] JOY TO THE BIRDS by Gale Cooper. Authentic, convincing and impeccably researched…” 650ppw/sources. HB/DJ, fine copy, 24 essays written in honor of Bolton by well-known historians such as Le Roy Hafen, A. A collection of delightful tales about spirits who haunt the living. Cavalry 1989, 2nd edition, State House Press, Austin. The Sixth first saw action in 1862 at Yorktown, Virginia. [editor] SOME EXPERIENCES OF BOSS NEFF IN THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE 1968, 2nd edition, Denver. These memoirs of a ranching pioneer tell about life on the Plains in the last decades of the 19th century.
He led the chase that ended in the demise of Bonnie and Clyde. HB/DJ (dj has slight edgewear, closed tear)……..150.00 40) [GALVESTON COUNTY] HISTORIC GALVESTON by Geoffrey Leavenworth. A history and architectural study of the island, magnificent photos by Richard Payne. Oversized folio HB/DJ-ex-library copy with dewey decimal number on lower spine, no other markings.…..30.00 41) George, W. TERRY’S TEXAS RANGERS 1967, Brasada Reprint Series, Pemberton Press, Austin.
Eugene LOST ARCHITECTURE of the RIO GRANDE BORDERLANDS 2008, 1st edition. This classic Civil War account tells the bloody history of the Confederate unit that entered the war 1,200 strong , fought and won over 200 battles, and came home with barely enough men to form a single company. HB/DJ very good…….125.00 43) [GILLESPIE COUNTY] A GUIDE to the HISTORIC BUILDINGS of FREDERICKSBURG and GILLESPIE COUNTY by Kenneth Hafertepe.
Three volumes cloth, spines slightly faded……the set = .00 39) Frost, H. Jenkins “I’M FRANK HAMER” The Life of a Texas Peace Officer 1968, 1st edition, Austin.
Hamer’s career as a lawman was blistered with bullets and violence.An interesting look at West Texas, made up of Big Bend, the Big Country, the Trans-Pecos, the Permian Basin and the High Plains, with many people past and present that include Charles Goodnight, Hallie Stillwell, Clayton Williams, Billy the Kid, Billie Sol Estes, and Cynthia Parker, to 176pp w/photos, map, index.Folio HB/DJ…..30.00 25) Coe, Wilbur RANCH ON THE RUIDOSO: The Story of a Pioneer Family in New Mexico, 1871- 1968 1969, 3rd printing, NY. The early chapters of this book tell about the author’s father, Frank Coe, and his life as a successful rancher, of his troubles during the Lincoln County War and his relationship with Billy the Kid. This autobiography, by one of West Texas’ most colorful and outspoken inhabitants, is a good history of Concho County from the end of the trail driving days through the oil boom to modern times. HB/DJ…….60.00 27) Dearen, Patrick BITTER WATERS: The Struggles of the Pecos River 2016, 1st edition, Norman.“A submerged village, uncovered by receding waters…a lost way of life revealed.” 105pp w/ill, bib, index. An interesting guide that “presents a thoroughly documented discussion of the area’s historic buildings arranged geographically to make it much easier to use.” 362pp w/photos, sources, index.Flexbound, new [multi-copies]…24.95 44) Gillette, James B. Gillette 1997, facsimile reprint by State House Press, Austin.“On June 18, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson called up virtually the entire army National Guard, some 150,000 men, to meet an armed threat to the United States: border raids covertly sponsored by a Mexican government in the throes of revolution.