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Proceedings : upon the trial of the action brought by Mary Elizabeth Smith against the right Hon. The Earl Ferrers

By: N/A

Price: $250.75

Publisher: London, England, William Pickering: 1846

Seller ID: 014717


412 pp, (20 pp), w/blu-blk marbled boards. Action against the Right Hon. Washington Sewallis Shirley Earl Ferrers for breach of promise of marriage. Damages laid at 20,000 pounds before Mr. Justice Wightman and a special jury. new endpapers, one ffep has small chips along edges, book has been professionally rebound quarter leather. View more info

Texas Ranger Biographies : Those Who Served 1910 - 1921

By: "Brazos" w/intro by Hardin, Stephen L.

Price: $38.25

Publisher: Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 049196


xx, 434 pp, dark brown cloth covered boards w/silver lettering on spine and stamped silver star on the front panel, glossy light & dark brown dj w/black-and-white pictorial spine & front panel. The book provides brief biographies of the Texas Rangers that served from 1910 to 1921. View more info

BIG FOOT WALLACE : The King of the Lariat: or, Wild Wolf, The Waco

By: "Buckskin Sam" - Hall, Major Sam S.

Price: $21.04

Publisher: Austin, TX, Steck-Vaughn Company: 1965

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 031499


30 pp, white-black boards w/color pictorial front, w/clear mylar jacket, black & white illustrations w/color illustrations also. Facsimile reproduction of the September 20, 1882 edition, of Beadle's Dime Novel about Big Foot Wallace. There is evidence that Bucksin Sam's stories about Big Foot Wallace may have been embellished with his imagination because the writer was interested primarily in writing a story that had appeal to Beadle and Adams' clientele. clear mylar dj ... View more info

Kay Thompson's the Absolutely Essential Eloise w/scrapbook Written by Marie Brenner

By: -

Price: $12.71

Publisher: New York, NY, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers: 1999

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 051407


65, (2), (18), glossy white-pink-yellow-black color illustrated boards w/glossy-pink-white-black dj w/bring silver on front & rear panel. The book has the original Eloise story & pictures and in the back of it threr are sketches that nobody has seen before by Mr. Hilary Knight and photographs of Miss Kay Thompson when she was young and fabulouis rawther like Eloise and absolutely loads of information that you simply cawn't cawn't cawn't get anywhere else. View more info

Map History of the 1st Armored Division

By: 1st Armored Division

Price: $85.00

Publisher: 1st Armored Division: 1945

Seller ID: 034775


1 map in color, one side shows the campaign in Africa from Nov. '41 - May '43. The other side is the campaign in Italy from Sept '43 - may '45. The map shows the division routes of advance in blue & green, the enemy lines & counter-attacks in red, with roads in black. Each side has nine paragraphs descibing the action at that point. The Italian side tells the number of prisoners captured in Africa & in Italy, number of vehicles destroyed, and the different units t... View more info

1st Battalion 15th Artillery

By: 1st Battalion, 15th Artillery

Price: $59.50

Publisher: Baton Rouge, LA, Army and Navy Publishing Company, Inc.: 1963

Seller ID: 036169


unpaginated, maroon cloth covered boards w/yel-silver emblems on the front cover, color illustrated endpapers. The 15th Artillery was organized in 1917 in Syracuse, New York. In the 1940's they supported the fires of the Division throughout Germany. In 1950 the 15th was sent to Korea. It had the motto of "Second to None" in the two world wars. They were also known as the Indianhead warriors. It was part of the 2nd Infantry Division. First two page ... View more info

75th Anniversary : the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas

By: 75th Anniversary Committee A. and M. College of Texas, Illustrated

Price: $38.25

Publisher: College Station, TX, Texas A & M University Press: 1950

Seller ID: 026771


unpaginated, maroon SC wraps w/leather pattern, w/gilt-maroon label on front cover. A 36 page booklet commemorating the the 75th Anniversary of Texas A&M. Contains a brief history of Texas A&M along with the services they provide. View more info

The 89th Infantary Division 1942-1945

By: 89th Infantry Division Historical Board

Price: $72.25

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Infantry Journal Press:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051661


270 pp, maroon leatherette w/white lettering on the front cover, brown endopaper maps front & rear Pages 7 &8 are lis tof the men of the Division who died in action. pages 15 to 25 is a list of the commanders. This is followed by reactivation, maneuvers, overseas movement, the Rhineland, Central Eurpoe, folled by V-E day to V-J day. Followed by list of support personal, off dut and miscellaneous. View more info

The Story of a Dark Plot or Tyranny on the Frontier

By: A.L.O.C.

Price: $14.88

Publisher: Boston, MA, The Warren Press: 1903

Seller ID: 012880


198 pp, maroon cloth boards w/gilt letters. The book is about temperance in Eastern Canada. Volume about an assault on W.W. Smith a temperance worker in Province of Quebec. W.W. Smith was engaged in sustaining the Scott Act in Brome County. slight wear top & bottom of the spine, corners slight wear, prev owner's name on ffep View more info

Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII'S Forgotten Heroes

By: Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Walton, Anthony

Price: $12.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Broadway Books: 2004

Seller ID: 036092


xv, 302 pp, black boards w/gilt lettering, glossy white dj w/pictorial front, spine & back panels. The book recounts the story of the 761st Tank Battalion, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II. View more info

Alaska, 1899, Copper River Exploring Expedition

By: Abercrombie, Captain W. R.

Price: $65.88

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050847


169 pp, 168 plates, map, black cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine and blind stamped deco on the front & rear boards. The expedition report covers the construciton work on the trans-Alaskan military road and explorations in the Chettyna Valley during 1899. View more info

Observations & Reflections on Texas Folklore

By: Abernethy, Francis E. edited By

Price: $18.70

Publisher: Austin, TX, Encino Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051634


151 pp, (3), red cloth covered boards w/black lettering on the spine, tan-orange-black dj w/illustration of black wagon on front. This is number xxxvii of the publications of the Texas Folklore Society. It is a collection of fourteen essays on Texas folklore and folk life. It contains articles by Mody Boatright , Ronnie Tyler, and others. View more info

Observations & Reflections on Texas Folklore

By: Abernethy, Francis E. edited By

Price: $21.25

Publisher: Austin, TX, The Encino Press: 1972

Seller ID: 040817


viii, [2], 151 pp, red buckram covered boards w/black lettering, tan dj w/black-brown lettering w/black-and-white illustrated front & rear panels. Illustrated w/black and white photographs and with line drawings by James R. Snyder. A collection of fourteen essays on Texas folklore folk life by well-known folklorists, including J. Fank Dobie, Mody C. Boatright, William A. Owens, C. L.Sonnichsen, and Abernethy. some of the old ways- customs - still practiced in Texa... View more info

Tales from the Big Thicket

By: Abernethy, Francis E. edited By

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1980

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 051737


xii, 244 pp, green linen boards, dj brown-blk w/pictorial front. The book contains a collection of essays portraying the Big Thicket & its people, as characterized in the past and in the present. Gives a background history of the area, & brief survey of the geological conditions which created it. Mostly however it is anecdotes & tales which introduce the reader to the people & the land. prev owners names on the front free endpaper, dj missing chip at top of the spine 1/2... View more info

Texas Toys and Games

By: Abernethy, Francis E. edited By

Price: $17.85

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1997

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 030380


253 pp, tan SC wraps w/green-red lettering w/pictorial front, SIGNED by the cover & title page illustrator. Book by the Texas Folklore Society devoted to games, toys, jump-rope rhymes, play-party games and other pastimes that kids had to invent for themselves. These are folk toys, made from natural or available materials and the folk games encompass guessing, gambling, and counting out games; physically competitive games of chase, tag, & mock combat; skill games using st... View more info

Texas Toys and Games

By: Abernethy, Francis E. edited By

Price: $17.85

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1997

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 035721


253 pp, tan SC wraps w/green-red lettering w/pictorial front, SIGNED by the cover & title page illustrator. Book by the Texas Folklore Society devoted to games, toys, jump-rope rhymes, play-party games and other pastimes that kids had to invent for themselves. These are folk toys, made from natural or available materials and the folk games encompass guessing, gambling, and counting out games; physically competitive games of chase, tag, & mock combat; skill games using st... View more info

Sonovagun Stew : a Folklore Miscellany

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward

Price: $29.75

Publisher: Dallas, TX, Southern Methodist University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037452


171 pp, black cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, dj brown w/brown pictorial front panel. This is number XLVI from the publicaitons of The Texas Folklore Society and contains fifteen essays. It has "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" the Historicity of a cowboy Ballad, Three Corridos of the Big Bend, Cowboy and Gaucho Songs: a comparison, The Old-Time Cowboy inside out and others. Some of the authors are: John Graves, Charles Townsend, Elton Miles, Connie Ricci... View more info

Folk Art in Texas

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward

Price: $41.23

Publisher: Dallas, TX, Southern Methodist University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038478


204 pp, quarterbound w/brown cloth covered boards w/green cloth covered spine, dj brown-green-blu w/color illustrated front panel & color pictorial rear panel, spine brown w/wht lettering. This is the forty-fifth publication of the Texa Folklore Society and contains twenty-eight essays. The book contains examples of yard art, tail fins, grave decorations, murals, tattoos, cowboy hats, saddles, quilts, tatting, wood carvings, and other examples of folk art. dj rubbed ... View more info

The Bounty of Texas - Texas Folklore Society Publication XLIX

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward

Price: $18.49

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038065


(8), 232 pp, white cloth boards w/dark blu cloth covered spine w/white lettering, dj blue-white w/black-and-white pictorial fornt panel. Publications of the Texas Folklore Society XLIX. The book contains reminiscences of the author in collecting folklore from the Southwest. It contains essays by J. Frank Dobie, Elmer Kelton, Joyce Roach, Robert Flynn, Paul Patterson, Kenneth Davis and others about their work and their home towns. View more info

The Family Saga: A Collection of Texas Family Legends

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward & Lincecum, Jerry Bryan & Vick, Frances B.

Price: $29.75

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing 'B'

Seller ID: 040005


xvi, 366 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, glossy brown-light brown dj w/black-and-white pictorial front panel and black-and-white rear panel. The book contains a collection of separate family legends. They are the stories of the old folks and the old times that are told among family when they father for funerals or Thanksgiving dinner. The stories are grouped by common topics, such as the Civil War; Brushes with Fame; Animals, Wild and D... View more info