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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

ISBN: 0826347487

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Map History of the 1st Armored Division

By: 1st Armored Division

Price: $85.00

Publisher: 1st Armored Division: 1945

Seller ID: 034775

Condition: Very Good+


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

Condition: Good+


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

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

Condition: Very Good


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

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

ISBN: 0385503385

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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

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

ISBN: 1574410377

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 1574410377

Condition: Near Fine


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

Observations & Reflections on Texas Folklore

By: Abernethy, Francis E. edited By

Price: $21.25

Publisher: Austin, TX, The Encino Press: 1972

Seller ID: 040817

Condition: Near Fine


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

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

Condition: Near Fine


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

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

Condition: Good +


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

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

ISBN: 0870742116

Condition: Near Fine


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

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

ISBN: 0929398149

Condition: Near Fine


(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

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

ISBN: 0870742108

Condition: Very Good


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 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

ISBN: 1574411683

Condition: Near Fine


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

Corners of Texas

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward & Satterwhite, Carolyn Fiedler

Price: $16.11

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1993

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 022418

ISBN: 0929398572

Condition: Near Fine


xxiv, 295 pp, wht cloth coveredboards w/red lettering on the spine, dj blu w/wht-red lettering w/star on front of the dj. Publication of the Texas Folklore Society, volume LII. Book begins w/special section about the history of soceity itself and its "sainted elders." Collection of essays about texas history & folklore. The best of the Societies papers over the past three years are presented. View more info

Both Sides of the Border - a Scattering of Texas Folklore

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward & Untiedt, Kenneth L.

Price: $24.23

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051521

ISBN: 1574411845

Condition: Very Good+


xi, 304 pp, burnt-orange colored clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, glossy brown-green-white dj w/pictorial front cover and text rear cover. Publication of the Texas Folklore Society LXI . The chapters are organized thematically, and include favorite storytellers like James WardLee, Thad Sitton, and Jerry Lincecum. The book is divided into four sections: Remembering our Ancestors, Texas-Mexican Folklore, Miscellaneous Memorabilia,and The Family Sag... View more info

The Texas Folklore Society 1943-1971 Volume II

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward and Satterwhite, Carolyn Fiedler

Price: $21.04

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051357

ISBN: 0929398785

Condition: Near Fine


vii, (1), 320 pp, red clothcovered boards w/black lettering on the spine, glossy color illustrated dj of bookshelves with books, photos, and other items. This volume includes the publishing history of the TFS books, anecdotes about the gatherings of the TFS, and tradiiton of the hootenanny at the TFS meetings. The book is divided into five chapters: Secretary-Editor Mody Boatright : 1943-1950, Some Problem Years : 1951-1956, Finishing the Fifties: 1957-1962, Wilson M. ... View more info

The Texas Folklore Society 1943-1971 Volume II

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward and Satterwhite, Carolyn Fiedler Ass't Editor

Price: $29.75

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033688

ISBN: 0929398785

Condition: Near Fine


vii, 320 pp, red cloth boards w/black lettering, dj tan-brn-blk w/color pictorial wraparound. Publications of the Texas Folklore Society LIII. Book has the publishing history of the Texas Folklore Society books, ancedotes about the gatherings of the Society & the emphasis on singing beginning at Society gatherings. View more info