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The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides 1630.
Benavides, Fray Alonso de
Chicago: RR. Donnelley and Sons, 1916. 1st edition. xiii, 309pp, illus. Hardcover. Ex-lib book plate on the front pastedown. Some shelfwear, covers slightly soiled, else clean and very good. One of a numbered edition of 300. Written in the year 1626, this memorandum is an eye witness account of travels through the mission territory of New Mexico. Fray Alfonso de Benavides was the first religious superior of the territory, but he was also a competent explorer, demographer and map-maker. The original text was translated by Mrs. Edward E. Ayer and was annotated by Frederick Webb Hodge and Charles Lummis (who also did the splendid photographs). A basic New Mexico book. Wagner Spanish Southwest 33.

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Information in Relation to the Geology and Topography of California.
Tyson, P. T.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1850. 31st Congress, 1st Session, Senate Ex. Doc. No. 47. 127, 37, 10 plates 3 folding maps. Disbound government document. Pages browned, one plate split completely at fold with no loss. Rebound in 1/4 leather. Tyson based this memoir on his personal observations made during a four month visit in the summer and fall of 1849. Wheat says that this is, "probably the earliest work of a true scientific research to emerge from the Gold Rush. Its author was a gifted scientist whose pioneering effort was of considerable value." The maps are important. They include The Sacramento Valley from the American River to Butte Creek, Geological Reconnaisances in California, and Sketch of the Route of Capt. Warner's Exploring Party. Additionally, some of the plates are actually small maps including Topographical Sketch of the Los Angeles Plains, and Survey of Public Lands in the Gold Region. Most of the plates are geologic sections of which are, again according to Wheat, of no little importance in the history of geological research in Western North America. Howes T455, Kurutz 643a, Wheat Book os the Gold Rush 212, Wheat Maps of the Gold Rush 179.

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The Conquest of New Mexico and California; An Historical and Personal Narrative.
Cooke, P. St. Geo.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1878. First edition, iv, 307pp, folding map. Extremities slightly frayed, front hinge starting, else clean and very good. Philip St. George Cooke (1809-1895) had a long and interesting military career and was a highly readable author. This is his account of the march of the Army of the West over the Santa Fe Trail to Santa Fe in 1846. There Cooke took command of the Mormon Batallion and opened a wagon road through Mexico to Tucson and on to San Diego that later became a popular route for westbound emigrants and gold seekers. In addition to his experiences crossing the desert, he describes the final stages of the Mexican War in California. Cook is highly critical of Fremont's actions. The folding map, Sketch of part of the route and wagon road of Lt. Colonel Cooke, from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean, 1846-7, shows the route of the batallion from Santa Fe to the Gila River. Howes C738, Rittenhouse SFT 129, Tutorow 3426.

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Resources of Arizona.
Hamilton, Patrick
San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Company, 1884. Third (best) edition. 414pp, illus (one folding plate), folding map, xiv pages of advts. Original green cloth. Something nibbled on the endpages and edges of the first fifteen or so pages with some loss of paper, not approaching any text, contemporary presentation on ffep. That aside, this is a clean, tight copy with the gilt titles still bright on the spine and front. The folding map is bright. An early promotional for the territory with information on mineral, farming, grazing, and timberlands, as well as history, climate and political organization. The full page lithographic illustrations include views of Flagstaff, Clifton, and Yuma as well as images of Indians and a variety of public buildings. Emigrant enthusiasm could well be dampened by the chapter detailing Indian depredations, but Hamilton concludes the section saying that the hostiles are now under guard and that "Éthe Arizona Apaches are not raising grain instead of raising scalps, as they used to do." The large (19.5 x 15.5 inches) and detailed folding map not found in other editions as well as the added information makes this one superior. An early territorial guide here in exceptionally nice condition. Howes H133.

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Historia Breve de la Conquista del Imperio Mexicano.
Frejes, Francisco
Guadalajara: Tip. de S. Banda, 1878. 3rd edition. Quarter leather and paper covered boards.Some internal browning, else very good. There is much here on the history, geography, Indians, and conquest of Coahuila, Texas, Sonora and Sinaloa and on their colonization as well as material on present day Arizona. In Spanish. Graff 1424, Howers F359.

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The Resources of Arizona
Hamilton, Patrick
San Francisco: A. L. Bancroft & Co.: 1884. Third (best - no, really) edition. 414pp, illus (one folding plate), folding map, xiv pages of advts. Original printed boards. Minor shelf wear and internal browning, else very good. The folding map is bright. An early promotional for the territory with information on mineral, farming, grazing and timberlands, as well as history, climate, and political organization. The full page lithographic illustrations include views of Flagstaff, Clifton, and Yuma as well as images of Indians and a variety of public buildings. The large (19.5 x 15.5 inches) and detailed folding map not found in other editions as well as the added information makes this one superior. Howes H133.

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San Elizario; A History.
Porter, Eugene O.
Austin: Jenkins Publishing Company, 1973. [xiv], 86pp, illus. Limited edition, 1 of 50, numbered with an original sketch by Josˇ Cisneros who did the art work. Bound in leather and (I think) velum. The boards are bowing somewhat, and there is some rubbing from a too tight slipcase. History of the Texas town.

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Report on the Development of the Mineral Metallurgical, Agricultural, Pastoral and other Resources of Colorado for the Years 188
Smith, J Alden
Denver: State of Colorado; 1883. 151pp. Original printed wrappers. Ex lib, consisting of an embossed stamp on the front wrap with a withdrawn stamp, and a DD#. Minor chipping to the wraps, internally browned, else very good. Inscribed "Compliments of the Author" on the title page. The high blown title is the cover for the annual report of the State Geologist. No surprise, it consists largely of mining and mineral information, including county by county reports on production, a short section on agricultural opportunities, and a "Catalogue of the Minerals of Colorado with annotations on the Local Peculiarities of Several Species."

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A Biographical Cyclopedia of Interesting Personalities.
(Texas)
Dallas: The Who's Who Publishing Company, N/D. ca. 1936) 236pp, illus. Quarto. Elaborately figured boards, some wear to extremities, else very good. The half title is Who's Who in Texas. I suspect a vanity publication, that is, you pays yer money and an obituary writer waxes effusive about your prosperous, upstanding Christian character. The large majority of the more than one hundred biographies are of doctors, lawyers, and businessmen. I noticed a very few cattlemen and even fewer women. Many are in fact obituaries, since several articles are posthumous, no doubt sponsored by grieving families. An interesting look into the lives of upper middle class Texans between the world wars.

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Southwest.
Evans Wilmot R. and Franklin I. Jordan
Boston: Privately printed, 1931. Deckle edged, some cockling on ffep, previous owner's nameplate, else good. "This is the story of seven thousand one hundred and fifty-two miles on mules and horses, by train and motorcar and riding the clouds in quest of pictures in a strange and far-away land." Or so says the introduction to this privately printed account of two chaps from Boston who spent a summer traveling through the southwest. Starting in Santa Fe they visited Pueblos and ruins, went west to the Navajo and Hopi reservations, south as far as Gila Bend, and north to Rainbow Bridge. Most of the expedition was by Harvey Couriercar with a guide and driver, so they suffered little in the way of privation. Some fifteen photos (reproduced in half tone) are tipped in. A scarce and interesting first hand account of early tourism.

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Arizona As It Is; Or, The Coming Country...
Hodge, Hiram C.
NY: Hurd and Houghton, 1877. Frontis, 273pp, map. Original cloth, light wear to extremities, else a bright, near fine copy. Inscribed and signed by the author. In the late 1870's as the Southern Pacific neared the raw territory of Arizona, boosters published several accounts describing the area and its potential. Hodge's book is marked by its detail and (perhaps over enthusiastic) optimism. He traveled widely in the territory and here provides information on the physical environment, inhabitants, mineral and agricultural resources, and general comments on emigration to Arizona. Nice map, too.

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Arizona As It is; or, The Coming Country.
Hodge, Hiram C.
NY: Hurd & Houghton, 1877. 1st edition. Original boards, extremities worn, smudge of some sort to spine, interior clean, generally very good. Inscribed and signed by the author.

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Oration of Gov. R.B. Hubbard of Texas, Delivered at Philadelphia, at the United States Centennial Exposition, on September 11, 1
Hubbard, R(ichard) B(ennett).
Austin: np, 1877. 16pp. Issued in printed wrappers, here bound into quarter leather and marbled boards preserving the front wrap. Wrap slightly soiled pages browned light vertical fold. Hubbard became governor in 1876, serving until 1879. Raines says of him, "Gov. Hubbardd has no superior, perhaps, as an orator in Texas." In this oration, addressing the president of the U.S. and the U.S. Centennial Commission, he traces Texas history, expounding on the state's glories and riches and defending the moral character of her people against the myth of lawlessness and "the envenomed slang of the hustings and the promptings of a blind and unforgiving fanaticism!... Sir, you have been told that we are demons in hate, and gloat in the thought of war and blood.... I denounce the utterance as an inhuman slander, and a damnable and unpardonable falsehood against a brave, and God knows, a long-suffering people!" He ends with an appeal for a healing of the wounds left by the Civil War: "Let us bury the feuds of that stormy hour of our history. In this generous and knightly spirit, Texas to-day sends fraternal greeting to all the States of the Union."

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California Silk Grower's Manual.
Prevost, Louis
San Francisco, CA: H.H. Bancroft and Company, 1867. 246pp, illus. 12mo. Original flexible cloth. Spine faded, some wear to extremities with minor loss at top and bottom of spine, else very good. In writing these catalogues we... ahh, "research" a number of sources, but its not often we get to crib a description from Mark Twain himself. This appeared in his correspondence to the San Francisco Bulletin, December 7, 1866: "Mr. Prevost is the old original pioneer of the silk culture in this State, and furnished eggs and information to one farmer after another, until, after six years of persevering labor, he has now the satisfaction of seeing the silk business surely and steadily gathering strength and establishing itself as one of the permanent sources of the State's wealth and importance. But for the fact that some chattering, pretentious imposter too frequently steps in at the eleventh hour and robs the pioneer of his laurels, I would expect Prevost to be honored with the title of Father of California Silk Culture, some day... Mr. Prevost has been obliged to give lengthy instructions to farmers so often by word of mouth, that he has finally concluded to write a complete manual of the silk culture and publish it for the benefit of all who are interested, and he is hard at work at it now." This is that book with full instructions as to silk growing and many testimonials of its potential. What I did not find in my research is any hint of a silk business existing in California today Cowan p. 501.

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Geologic Report of the Country Along the Line of the South-Western Branch of the Pacific Railroad, State of Missouri.
Swallow, G. C.
St. Louis: George Knapp & Co., 1859. xvii, 93pp, 2 plates, errata, illus, folding map. Rebound with original stamped boards and a new spine. Some soil and foxing, else good. The text includes a short history of the Pacific Railroad of Missouri and a description of the conditions within Missouri. The large map (9x36 inches) shows the route of the line from St. Louis to the Missouri border near Neosho. It includes a section and hand color showing geologic conditions.

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Communication of R. H. Weightman, and Accompanying memorial of the Legislature of New Mexico, setting forth sundry grievances, a
Weightman, R. H.
Washington: GPO, 1850. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 76, rebound in cloth. Spine title rubbed and chipped, pages browned, else very good.

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A Century of Freemasonry in New Mexico.
(Freemasons)
Santa Fe: N/P; 1951. 94pp, illus. Blue decorated plush hardcovers. Near fine. Depending on your level of paranoia, Freemasons are either 1) a convivial group of like-minded men devoted to socializing and public service, or 2) a sinister cabal dedicated to world domination. This volume is a celebration of #1 and the first 100 years of the group's history in New Mexico. There is a list of leaders going back to Charles Bent and Kit Carson, who rates a full page biography, and descriptions of the various lodges throughout the territory and late in the state. Many photos of members - unlikely for a sinister cabal - and various meeting places from a dugout in Fort Sumner to the massive pink temple in Santa Fe. Undoubtedly a scarce publication done for members.

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Bibliography of Texas 1795-1845; 5 vols.
Streeter, Thomas W.
Storrs-Mansfield, CT: Maurizio Martino,, 1999. One of 150. Reprint of the Harvard University Press first edition of 1955-60. As new. Five volumes. lxxi, 260pp; (iv), 261- 616pp; xxiv, 283pp; xlii,278pp; (iv), 279-677pp. The first two volumes cover Texas imprints, the third volume has Mexican imprints, and the last two volumes other United States and European imprints with nearly 2000 chronological entries with excellent annotations. John Jenkins calls this the "best bibliography on any section of the United States; an absolutely unparalleled achievement." An indispensable reference. BTB B186.

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Tourist's Handbook; Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.
Denver & Rio Grande R.R.
NY: Press of American Bank Note Company, 1887. 56pp, [10pp of advts], folding map. Original printed wrappers. A couple of minor creases to the wrappers, original travel agent stamp on front cover, else very good. A guide to the important stops along the route of the D&RG. It is almost all devoted to Colorado, only two locales in New Mexico are described (Ojo Caliente, and Espanola and vicinity_ and three pages on Utah. Actually the advertising is as interesting as the text, mostly hotels and transportation lines. One double page advert for preserved foods is a bright color lithograph. The nice sized folding map (14.5 by 17.5 inches) is the familiar depiction of the line in black with sepia topography. Although common, this is an early example in excellent condition that is seldom seem in situ.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico... The Town That Wouldn't Gamble.
Callon, Milton W.
Las Vegas, NM: Las Vegas Daily Optic, 1962. First edition, limited to 1500 copies. xiv, 352pp, illus, map ep. Previous owner's name on half title page, dust jacket rubbed and spine faded but complete. A scarce history of the dual community on the edge of the plains. Devoted chiefly to the post-railroad period but with some material on the earlier Santa Fe Trail period. Rittenhouse SFT 97.

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Southwest on the Turquoise Trail; The First Diaries on the Road to Santa Fe.
Hulbert, Archer Butler, ed.
Denver: The Stewart Commission of Colorado College and The Denver Public Library, 1933. xv, 301pp, illus. Slight wear to extremities, owner's bookplate on ffep, else near fine. A group of essential source dcuments about the Santa Fe Trail. Reports and narratives include Pedro Vial, William Becknell, Augustus Storrs, George C. Sibley, Zebulon Pike and several others. In addition to descriptions of the trail from the United States to Santa Fe, there is also Antonio Armijo's account of a trip westward from Santa Fe to California in 1829-30. Rittenhouse SFT313.

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Special Laws Passed by the Extra Session of the Eighth Legislature, Convened Jan., 21st 1861.
(Texas)
Austin: John Marshall, State Printer, 1861. 37pp. Original self wrappers, stitched. Well foxed, minor edge chipping. The extra session adjourned April 9th having passed 41 acts. Most had to do with railroads, but additionally there were bills passed providing relief to individuals, incorporating businesses, appropriating funds to pay for various services, and prohibiting the sale of liquor within three miles of Baylor University.

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The Silver Country
Anderson, Alex D.
NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1877. 1st edition. 221pp, color folding map. Slight rubbing to extremities, short tear to map, else very good. This is the first general study of the new territory acquired from Mexico by conquest and purchase. It gives a good description of the area included in the states and territories of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado with emphasis on mineral wealth. Probably the most interesting part is a 57 page bibliographic essay on books about the states and territories of the southwest with quite a few titles not familiar to me.

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Texas Composers.
Euterpean Club of Ft. Worth, Texas
Fort Worth: Exline-Reimers, 1912. 80pp, illus. 12mo (7 x 5 inches). Extremities rubbed, some insect damage to the spine, internally clean and very good. Short biographies of 35 composers (only 6 are men) active in Texas most with small portraits. (Note: Euterpean - after Euterpe, the Greek muse of music.)

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Supreme Court of the United States; October Term, 1930; No. 2, Original. The State of New Mexico, Complainant, vs. The State of
Gannett, Samuel S.
Washington: Department of the Interior, 1930. Original government document bound into red cloth boards, near fine. Much to do about the boundary in various places, maps and diagrams,

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Report of the Governor of New Mexico - 1906.
Hagerman, Governor H.J.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1906. 108pp, folding map. Limp leather binding. Spine faded, law library stamp on ffep, else clean and very good. Map crisp and bright with a short repaired tear at the gutter. The reports of the territorial governors are a combination of departmental reports, statistical summaries and emigrant promotions. This one has information on New Mexico agriculture, rail roads, mining, governmental services, and development in the late territorial period. The brightly colored folding map is large enough (22 x 18 inches) to allow for considerable detail. It is the 1903 map with Leonard Wood County in place of Guadalupe county, a place name that appeared in this year only, a result of a hustle over the moving of the county seat.

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Letters of Hard Times in Texas 1840-1890.
Holman, David
Austin: Roger Beacham Publisher, 1974. 56pp. Limited edition of 295 printed, of that number this is one of 90 copies of large format design bound with marbled paper over boards. Near fine. A compilation of letters written between 1841 and 1889 documenting famine, pestilence, disease, and various forms of misery suffered by settlers. Or as Joe B. Frantz says in the Introduction: "Blessed then be the poor, but not in Texas..."

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The Zia Company in Los Alamos, A History.
McKee, Robert E.
El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1950. [viii], 71pp, illus, map (by Jose Cisneros). Minor fading to exterior, and a small spot on the front board, but internally clean and very good. The Zia Company was contracted to build and operate Los Alamos in the years just after the war. McKee was president of the company and his account is awkwardly written and self serving, but I suppose it is still a first hand account of an important phase in the town's history. Designed and produced by Carl Hertzog, thus a handsome piece with a nice map by Jose Cisneros. Lowman 69.

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Colorado as an Agricultural State; Its Farms, Fields, and Garden Lands.
Pabor, William E.
New York: Orange Judd Company, 1883. 213pp, illus. Slight wear to extremities, else very good. An inscription on the front free endpaper reads, "Compliments of Colo Loan & Trust Co." A straight-forward, practical little book with chapters providing an overview of the new state, descriptions of individual regions, and crop specific information. In addition to ground crops, there are chapters on apiculture, and cattle and sheep. Adams Herd 1743 "scarce."

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Soldiers of the Cross. Notes on the Ecclesiastical History of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.
Salpointe, J.B.
Banning: St. Boniface's Industrial School, 1898. xiv, 299pp, illus. 1st edition. Previous. owner's name, corners bumped, boards sl. worn else very good hardcover. Howes #S 55. History of the Catholic Church in the southwest.

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History of New Mexico
Villagra, Gaspar Perez de
Los Angles, The Quivira Society: 1933. Edition of 665, volume IV of the Quivira Society publications. 308pp, illus. Original paper covered boards. Light extremity wear, owner's name on ffep and one internal page (of eminent archaeologist J.O. Brew), else unopened and near fine. This is the first English translation of Villagra's participant account of Don Juan de O–ate's establishment of New Mexico 1595-1601. Originally an epic poem published first in 1610, Gilbert Espinosa rendered the narrative into prose and included a number of supplementary documents. A Basic New Mexico Book.

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Arizona and New Mexico 1882 California 1886 Mexico 1891.
Briggs, L. Vernon
Boston: (Privately Printed), 1932.

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A Child's Bouquet; Fifteen Songs for Children.
Corbin, Alice and Mary Morley
Santa Fe: Writers Editions, 1935. Edition of 1000. 31pp. Original printed wrappers in pristine condition. Corbin's poetry put to music. Published by Writer's Editions, a collective of writers and poets active in the southwest in the 1930s. Most Writer's Editions were printed at the Rydal Press in Santa Fe; this, an exception, was designed and printed by Ralph Fletcher Seymour at his Alderbrink Press in Chicago. Seymour maintained traditions of the Arts and Crafts Movement into the 1950s.

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Tall Tales from Texas.
Boatright, Mody C.
Dallas: The Southwest Press, 1934. xxiv, 100pp, introductory page tipped in. Decorated paper over boards. Slight shelf wear, else near fine. The introductory page and preface by Dobie describes this as a Special Edition for the Texas Folk-Lore Society. John Jenkins says that the Texas Folk Society series is the most comprehensive assemblage of folklore relating to Texas as well as being one of the longest series of books published in that great state. This has chapters on birds and beasts, wind and weather, the genesis and adventures of Pecos Bill, and others including the ever popular "Pizenous Windies."

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Origins of New Mexico Families in the Spanish Colonial Period
Chavez, Fray Angelico
Albuquerque: The University of Albuquerque, 1973. xvii, 339pp. New printing, very good hardcover in worn and faded dust jacket. In two parts: the seventeenth (1598-1693) and the eighteenth (1693-1821) centuries.

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By the Prophet of the Earth.
Curtin, L.S. M.
Santa Fe: Rydal Press, 1949. 156pp, illus. Paper covered boards. Light soil, very slightly cocked, else near fine. An account of the ethnobotany of the Pima Indians of Arizona including chapters on Phonetics, Informants, Plants and Their Uses, Arts and Industries, Games, Legends and Miscellaneous Beliefs. The book was designed by Merle Armitage and printed at the Rydal Press. Among the illustrations is a serigraph hand printed by Louie Ewing reproducing a 19th century lithograph that is often missing from the book.

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Anything for Billy.
McMurtry, Larry
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988. Advance uncorrected reader's proof, wrappers sl. worn, else nfear fine softcover.

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A Concise History of New Mexico
Prince, L. Bradford
Cedar Rapids, IA: The Torch Press, 1912. First edition. 272pp, illus. Extremities rubbed, ownerÕs name on ffep, else very good. Prince (1840-1922) in addition to serving as territorial governor and delegate to congress, was a long time president of the New Mexico Historical Society. This brief history is directed at students and the general reader, and Prince credits Twitchell and Read for making lengthy histories available. Information on the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid qualify it for a reference in Adams' bibliography. Adams 6-Guns 1771.

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Finding Literature on The Texas Plains.
Rogers, John William and J. Frank Dobie
Dallas: The Southwest Press, 1931. First edition, consisting of 300 copies made for presentation. This copy presented to western writer S. Omar Barker, with his bookplate. Frontispiece, 57pp. Slight soil, else near fine. Prepared to commemorate Dobie's Coronado's Children as a selection by the Literary Guild, this little book consists of a bio of Dobie by Rogers and a "representative bibliography of books on the southwest" by Dobie. This last was expanded by Dobie and published as Life and Literature of the Southwest. McVicker B14.

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A Lone Star Cowboy.
Siringo, Chas. A.
Santa Fe: Chas. A. Siringo, 1919. [ viii], 291pp, illus. Some foxing, binding separating behind the title page, boards faded, else good. Intended by the author to replace his previous book and repeats many of the stories but adds much cattle history that has not been published before this date. Adams Six Guns 914, Adams Herd 2074, Dykes 73, Howes S518, Campbell p.86, Dobie p.119.

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Flight from Fiesta
Waters, Frank
Santa Fe: Rydal Press, 1986. [iv], 140pp. Limited edition, 1 of 200, numbered and signed by the author. As new in a slipcase. The story is of an Anglo girl who comes to Santa Fe during fiesta and develops a relationship with an elderly Indian man. This fine press edition was published under the Rydal Press imprint. Among its special features are paper covered boards imprinted with a design by master block printer Willard Clark.

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Flora of New Mexico.
Wooton, E.O. and Paul C. Standley
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1915. 794pp. Rebound in black cloth, clean and very good. From the introduction: "This flora of New Mexico is a list of all the species of phanerogams and vascular cryptogams at present known to occur within the State, with keys to the families, genera, and speciual." (Phanerogams are plants that reproduce by means of seeds, vascular cryptogams are plants that reproduce by means of spores.) The present list presents some 2,975 species, but the authors warn that it will be expanded as botanists explore the southeastern and southwestern corners and the high mountains along the Colorado line. Still, this is a foundation work.

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Gulf Coast Farm Lands.
E. S. Allison Land Co.
Houston, TX: E. S. Allison Land Co., 1913. 3.5 x 6.5 inches. OK, listing this as a map is a stretch. The map is on the inside of a 12 page pamphlet pitchng this land in the "famous rain belt region of south Texas, the land of corn and cotton, the never-failing crop country." It shows an area from Houston and Galveston west past Jackson County The land is black hogwallow, black sandy and chocolate loam, its productivity demonstrated by photos in the pamphlet. Included are a cover letter and the original mailing envelope.

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Clothed With the Sun.
Chavez, Fray Angelico
Santa Fe: Writers' Editions, Inc., 1939. 39pp. First edition. Near fine, lacking dust jacket. Signed and dated by the author. This collection of verse is Fr. Chavez' first book. It was published by Writers' Editions, Inc., a cooperative group that promoted regional writing in the southwest, and printed by the Rydal Press.

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The Virgin of Port Lligat.
Chavez, Fray Angelico
Fresno: Academy Library Guild, 1956. xvii, 73pp. Limited edition, #199/500. Inscribed by the author and signed. Near fine hardcover in a worn slipcase.

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Riders Across the Centuries; Horsemen of the Spanish Borderlands.
Cisneros, Jose and John O. West
El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1984. xxxx, 199pp, illus. Near fine in a like dust jacket. Inscribed by Cisneros. A visual survey of the many kinds of Hispanic, Anglo and Native American horsemen throughout history from Cortes to modern day vaqueros. Included is a biography of Cisneros by John O. West.

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Publications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society. Number V.
Dobie, J. Frank
Austin: The Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1926. 190pp, prospectus laid in. Printed paper covers. Slight soil, one corner bumped. Several articles on music, with scores.

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Publications of The Texas Folk-Lore Society. Number IV.
Dobie, J. Frank, ed.
Austin: The Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1925. 133pp, illus. Printed paper covers. Minor edge fading, else clean and very good. John Jenkins says of this series that it is the most comprehensive assemblage of folklore relating to Texas, as well as being one of the longest series of books published in that great state. Over the years dozens of leading Texas authors have contributed to the journals which include some of Dobie's best writing. One of the longer articles in this issue is Spanish Songs of New Mexico (With Music), additional articles on A Mexican Popular Ballad and Verses of the Texas Vaqueros by Dobie himself.

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Texas and Southwestern Lore. Publications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society, Number VI.
Dobie, J. Frank, ed.
Austin: The Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1927. 259pp. Blue cloth. A little dusty else near fine. This is an early volume in the Texas Folklore Society Publications. John Jenkins says the series is the most comprehensive assemblage of folklore relating to Texas as well as being one of the longest series of books published in that great state. The society's publications contain not only folklore and folktales but scholarly contributions on Texas and southwestern history, ethnology, linguistics, biography, music and dance. This volume is particularly strong on cowboy songs and has two articles by J. Evetts Haley.

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Mineral Resources Survey of the Conservation and Natural Resources Commission of New Mexico.
(New Mexico)
Santa Fe: New Mexican Printing Company, 1911 150pp, illus. Ex lib, with bookplate on front pastedown and several blind stamps, otherwise clean. Issued in the last year as a territory, this official report has the feel of an interim report. The general introduction is largely a checklist of birds of New Mexico, the section on zoology has an emphasis on insects, and the one page report from the Division of Mineralogy essentially says, "We're working on it." Only the geology report has a feeling of completion and even that is a reconnaissance of three counties. Withal, a scarce territorial imprint.

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