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The Chip Boy ; or, Grandpap's Story about a Plum-cake

By: , Illustrated by Fraser, Claud Lovat

Price: $38.25

Publisher: London, England, Cassell & Company, Ltd: 1886

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 004435

Condition: Very Good-


149 pp, boards dark blue w/red, black, and gilt. Collection of 8 stories from Little Katie's Friend, Master Trot's "Pinkie Winkie", Jack & his dancing Guinea-pig, True Courtesty, Red Teddy the Fisher boy, The Adventures of a little Savoyard & his Monkey, and "Two Pounds Reward!". some corner wear, prev owner wrote on the ffep name & date as a gift 1886.. 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

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

Why the Chisholm Trail Forks and Other Tales of the Cattle Country

By: Adams, Andy and edited by Hudson, Wilson M.

Price: $18.70

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1956

Seller ID: 039238

Condition: Very Good-


xxxi, 296 pp, orange-black-wht SC wraps w/illustrated front panel w/orange spine w/white-black lettering. A collection of tales of trail and camp that touches on every aspect of range life. Some of the titles are Strong on the Breed, Joe Jenks' Pet Ox, Bear-Sign Artist, Miss Precilla June Jones, Miss Sallie of Shot-a-Buck Crossing, Chasing Mustangs, Pig-Fat adn SLick as Weasels, Old Turk and the Slicker, El Lobo's Sweetheart, Voting Bonds to the Railroad, How Doc L... View more info

Why the Chisholm Trail Forks and Other Tales of the Cattle Country

By: Adams, Andy and edited by Hudson, Wilson M.

Price: $27.63

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1956

Seller ID: 040068

Condition: Very Good


xxxi, 296 pp, orange-black-wht SC wraps w/illustrated front panel w/orange spine w/white-black lettering. A collection of tales of trail and camp that touches on every aspect of range life. The fifty tales are told at twenty-one different campfires. Some of the titles are Strong on the Breed, Joe Jenks' Pet Ox, Bear-Sign Artist, Miss Precilla June Jones, Miss Sallie of Shot-a-Buck Crossing, Chasing Mustangs, Pig-Fat adn SLick as Weasels, Old Turk and the Slicker,... View more info

Aesop's Fables

By: Aesop and translated by Jones, V. S. Vernon w/intro by Chesterton, G. K.

Price: $16.58

Publisher: New York, NY, Avenel Books:

Edition: 26th Printing

Seller ID: 036046

ISBN: 0517171988

Condition: Very Good+


224 pp, black boards w/gilt lettering, twelve color illustrations and fifty-four black-and-white illustrations. The book is a facsimile of the 1912 edition. Collection of short stories that teach about morals. View more info

A Treasury of Nursery Rhyumes & Tom Thumb and Other Favorites - Dandelion Libary

By: Anonymous

Price: $9.31

Publisher: New York, NY, Grolier Society: 1967

Seller ID: 008424

Condition: Very Good+


63 pp/63 pp, grey-green-white-brown color illustrated boards, a Dandelion Library book, two books in one. Collection of nursery rhymes illustrated by Robinson from the Queen of Hearts, To Market, Three Blind Mice, to Simple Simon and others. other side is collection of short stories from Tom Thumb, The Three Bears, Pussy-Cat Pussy-Cat, Jack Sprat, to Deedle Deedle Dumpling and others. slight wear extrems. View more info

A Treasury of Nursery Rhyumes & Tom Thumb and Other Favorites - Dandelion Libary

By: Anonymous

Price: $9.31

Publisher: New York, NY, Grolier Society: 1967

Seller ID: 036651

Condition: Very Good+


63 pp/63 pp, grey-green-white-brown color illustrated boards, a Dandelion Library book, two books in one. Collection of nursery rhymes illustrated by Robinson from the Queen of Hearts, To Market, Three Blind Mice, to Simple Simon and others. other side is collection of short stories from Tom Thumb, The Three Bears, Pussy-Cat Pussy-Cat, Jack Sprat, to Deedle Deedle Dumpling and others. slight wear extrems. View more info

Favorite Authors : a Companion-Book of Prose and Poetry

By: Anonymous

Price: $67.79

Publisher: Boston, MA, Ticknor and Fields: 1866

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 039776

Condition: Good


iv, 299 pp, [1], brown leather boards w/beveled edges w/gilt lines, a.e.g. (all edges gilt), front cover brown stamped double border w/stamped emblem in center of the front cover, five ribs on the spine, marbled endpapers. Collection of twenty-eight stories by various authors from: Hawthorne, Tennyson, Scott, Browning, Smith, Percival, Jameson, SPrague, Cornwall, Massey, Whittier, Mitford, Leslie, Landor, Arnold, Longfellow, Emerson, Lockhart, Lowell, Von Arnim and oth... View more info

To be Alive

By: Bode, Elroy

Price: $16.96

Publisher: El Paso, TX, Texas Western Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005684

Condition: Near Fine


148 pp, orange linen boards w/yel linen spine, dj wht-orange w/wraparound illustration. Collection of short stories & prose. Author was winner of C.L. Sonnichsen Publication Award in 1979. Author's fifth book. View more info

To be Alive

By: Bode, Elroy

Price: $14.88

Publisher: El Paso, Texas Western Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015161

Condition: Very Good+


148 pp, orange linen boards w/yel linen spine, dj wht-orange w/wraparound illustration. Collection of short stories & prose. Author was winner of C.L. Sonnichsen Publication Award in 1979. Author's fifth book. dj rubbed extremi, dj small closed tear top of spine, prev owner wrote on ffep. View more info

Elroy Bode's Texas Sketchbook : a Sheaf of Prose Poems

By: Bode, Elroy w/intro by Leech, Milton

Price: $19.13

Publisher: El Paso, TX, Texas Western Press: 1967

Seller ID: 050870

Condition: Very Good


x, (2), 182 pp, (2), brown cloth covered boards w/dark brown lettering on the front panel & spine, light green endpapers, top edge stained green, yel dj w/green lettering & illustrations. In the language of rare sensitivity, the author evokes images of elemental appeal - night sounds along riverbank, antics of a pet lamb, the grief of hired hand at the death of his children. The stories in the book are seperated by region beginning with: On the border: El Paso, On the... View more info

Hobo Jungle : a Quarterly Journal of New Writing

By: Boerger, Ruth and Erdrich, Marc

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Roxbury, CT, Hobo Jungle: 1988

Seller ID: 024904

Condition: Good+


Soft Cover. Good+/No Jacket. Sm4to from 9" to 11". 62 pp, tan SC wraps w/black lettering, Collection of poems, part 4 of novel "The Other Dance", and short stories. small tear on fore edge of some of pages. View more info

The Best Western Stories of Frank Bonham

By: Bonham, Frank and edited by Pronzini, Bill and Greenberg, Martin H.

Price: $15.26

Publisher: Athens, OH, Ohio University Press: 1989

Seller ID: 049792

ISBN: 0804009295

Condition: Very Good+


xviii, 269 pp, light brown clothcovered boards w/black lettering on the spine, dj black-and-white pictorial front panel w/red rear panel and spine w/white-black lettering on the spine. Collection of thirteen stories by Frank Bonham followed by a bibliography of books by Frank Bonham. dj small chips and tears on top & bottom of spine and upper corners, slight rubbing to the rear panel, some wrinkles on rear panel top edge by spine. View more info

The Little Brown Bowl : With Other Tales and Verse

By: Bowman, Phila Butler

Price: $53.13

Publisher: New York, NY, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1928

Seller ID: 029384

Condition: Very Good-


xviii, 311 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering w/color pastedown on front cover, four full-page color plates. Collection of short stories and verses from : The Little Brown Bowl, Elysium at Night, for Pleasure, the Adventurous Cottontail, the Robin and the Rose, Secrets, the Dog and the Jester, how the Pussies came on the Willow, a Memory, the little Red Shoes, and many others. some wear to the corners, top & bottom of spine, some rubbing to the pastedown ill... View more info

My Brimful Book : Favorite Poems of Childhood

By: Bruce, Dana

Price: $20.19

Publisher: New York, NY, Platt & Munk Co. Inc.: 1969

Seller ID: 018013

Condition: Good+


68 pp, vertical red stripped cloth covered boards, front cover has 3 stylized picture frames that enclose title, sub-title & illustrators printed black on yellow field, back cover has the code 2008:0295 at top left corner & copyright MCMLX the Platt & Munk Co., Inc., New York, N.Y. on bottom left corner, buff plain endpapers, reinforced buckram hinges, pagination 12-1/4"x9-9/16"x13/32". Hare #M57. Collection of twelve poems illustrated by Tasha Tudor, Mother ... View more info

The Late Great Mexican Border : Reports from a Disappearing Line

By: Byrd, Bobby & Susannah Mississippi

Price: $13.39

Publisher: El Paso, TX, Cinco Puntos Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 030584

ISBN: 0938317245

Condition: Very Good


xi, 227 pp, SC wraps w/black spine w/red lettering w/illustrated front, SIGNED by the author on the title page. Collection of sixteen stories by authors such as Luis Rodriguez, Max Aguilera-Hellweg, Debbie Nathan, Luis Urrea, Dick Reaves, Teresa Leal, Alan Weisman, Benjamin Saenz and others, about the United States border with Mexico. View more info

The Cat Whose Whiskers Slipped : and other Stories

By: Campbell, Ruth

Price: $55.25

Publisher: Joliet, Il, The P. F. Volland Company: 1925

Edition: 10th Edition

Seller ID: 029305

Condition: Good


unpaginated, blu boards w/color illustrated front & back cover, color illustrated endpapers w/mice & cat drawings. Collection of six short stories for children. Stories that were told to the Little-Boy-With-the-Eton-Collar by his mother. The Cat whose whiskers slipped, The Lamb who loaned his BAA, The Firefly who scattered sparks, The Squirrel who cracked his chatter, The robin who lost his song, and The dog who lost his wag. The book has beautiful color illustrations. b... View more info

Music for Chameleons

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $7.86

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1980

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 032985

ISBN: 0394508262

Condition: Very Good


xix, 262 pp, black cloth covered boards w/silver lettering. A collection of short stories. View more info

Tomorrowland : 10 stories about the Future

By: Cart, Michael

Price: $12.71

Publisher: New York, NY, Scholastic Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019849

ISBN: 0590376780

Condition: Near Fine


ix, 193 pp, glossy blu-red-wht-black boards & dj w/color wraparound pictorial. Collection of ten short stories by Michael Cart, James Giblin, Ron Koertge, Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson, Rodman Philbrick, Jon Scleszka, Tor Seidler, Gloria Skurzynski, and Jacqueline Woodson. View more info