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

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New Mexican Tinwork 1840-1940.
Coulter, Lane
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1990. First printing. xxii, 189pp, illus. Near fine in very good dj. Tinwork in New Mexico began as a folk art with the appearance of tin cans discarded by the U. S. Army, and was kept alive by the revival movement sparked by anglo newcomers to Northern New Mexico. The first account of an important religious folk craft hitherto largely overlooked by collectors and scholars. The book describes the tools, materials and processes of tinwork, as well as an explanation of how to date pieces, and definitions of functional types. Scarce in hardcover.

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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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A Bootlegger's Paradise Or Delivering "the Goods" in Texas.
Jackson, Chas. W.
New York: J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 1918. 100pp, illus, plus 28 pages of advts. Illustrated wrappers. Wraps soiled, title page loose, pages browned. Supposedly an autobiographical account of bootlegging and jail, in fact this consists mostly of bad jokes.

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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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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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A Concise History of New Mexico
Prince, L. Bradford
Cedar Rapids, IA: The Torch Press, 1912. First edition. 272pp, illus. Extremities rubbed, owner’s 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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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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A Reconnaissance of Parts of Northwestern New Mexico and Northern Arizona.
Darton, N. H.
Washington: GPO, 1910. 88pp, illus, folding map in back pocket. Original printed wrappers. Previous owner's name on front wrap and first page of text, back wrap reattached, else very good. "This report sets forth the results of an investigation of the geology in the vicinity of the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway from Albuquerque, N. Mex., to Kingman, Ariz." Farquar says of it, "An important contribution to knowledge of the Grand Canyon Area, especially south and east of the river." Farquar Books of the Colorado River & Grand Canyon 75.

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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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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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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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Baseball Giant Killers; the Spudders of the '20s.
Parker, Al
Quanah: Nortex Press, 1976. Inscribed, ephemera laid in, vg hardcover in sl. worn dj.

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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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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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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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Chapters in the History of Organized Labor in Texas.
Allen, Ruth
Austin: The University of Texas, 1941. 258pp. Original printed wrappers. Wraps soiled, top corner bumped, else clean and very good. Various incidents in Texas labor history including a chapter on the first and only cowboy strike that occurred in 1883.

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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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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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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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Constitution of the State of New Mexico 1850.
Rittenhouse, Jack D.
Santa Fe: Stagecoach Press, 1965. First edition, 1/350, vg hardcover in good dj.

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Correspondencia de Adolfo F. Bandelier.
White, Leslie A. and Ignacio Bernal
Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, 1960. Mexico: 1960. 322pp. Original printed wrappers. Wraps with light soil and edgewear, internally near fine with the pages uncut. In two sections, the first an analysis by White of the correspondence between Bandelier and Lewis H. Morgan, the second a more straightforward publication of the letters between Bandelier and ethnologist Garcia Icazbalceta annotated by Bernal. In Spanish.

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Early Railroad Days in New Mexico.
Tice, Henry Allen
Santa Fe: Stagecoach Press, 1965. Limited edition, 1 of 700. 61 pp. Fine hardcover in near fine dust jacket.

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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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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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Follow de Drinkin' Gou'd.
Dobie, J. Frank, ed.
Austin: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1928. 201pp. Printed paper covers. Corner bumped, else clean and very good softcover.

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From Where the Sun Now Stands; Addresses By a Posse of Famous Western Speakers.
Crisso, W.D. 'Dick', ed.
Santa Fe: Stagecoach Press, 1963. First regular edition, 1 of 650. Signed and inscribed by the editor. 73pp. Near fine hardcover in slightly worn dj.

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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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Geology and Natural History of the Fifth Field Conference; Powell Centennial River Expedition 1969
Four Corners Geological Society
N/P: Four Corners Geological Society, 1972. reprint of the 1969 ed. Map in back pocket. Boards worn else good.

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Growing Up in Dallas.
Beckett, Hazel Williams
Austin: New Hope Press, 1985. [viii], 304pp, illus, map ep. Near fine in plain dustwrapper. 1 of 500 designed and published by David Holman of the Wind River Press. Autobiography of Mrs. Beckett (1911 - ?) whose significant contribution to Texas life seems to be this pleasant and handsome book.

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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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Gun-Toters I Have Known.
Sims, Orland L.
Austin: The Encino Press, 1967. Limited edition, #343/750, signed, very good hardcover in slightly worn plain brown dj.

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Gun-Toters I have Known.
Sims, Orland L.
Austin: The Encino Press, 1967. Signed and limited, number 284 of 750. ix, 57pp, illus. Boards slightly rubbed, spine faded, else very good. First and second hand accounts of outlaws including (but not limited to) Wild Bill Hickok, Captain Bill McDonald, Wyatt Earp, Clay Allison, Black Jack Ketchum, the Wild Bunch, Harry Longabaugh, Butch Cassidy… 6-Guns 2025.

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Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest; A Self-Portrait of a People.
Robb, John Donald
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980. First edition. xviii, 891pp. Light soil and fading to the dj with a couple of short tears, book clean and near fine. With some seven hundred songs - most with English translation and musical transcription - Robb gives a panoramic survey of traditional Hispanic music never before presented in such scope and variety.

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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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Historical Facts of the Ancient Cliff Dwellers and a Glimpse of the Ruins and Canon at Manitou.
Manitou Cliff Dwellers' Ruin Co.
Colorado Springs Manitou Cliff Dwellers' Ruin Co., ND. (22pp). Original printed wrappers. Wraps chipped with some loss, internally clean and very good. Here's an interesting take on historic preservation. In the first decades of the 20th century (this piece is not dated, but the company name appears in the Colorado Springs directory for 1911) interest in the ruins of Mesa Verde grew rapidly, but access to the ruins was difficult. The Manitou Cliff Dwellers' Ruins Co. met this need by buying ruins on private land, and dismantling them to reconstruct "exact rerorductions" of portions of Spruce Tree House, Cliff Palace and Balcony House in a canyon more convenient to Manitou, Colorado. This promotional offers photos of the reconstructions, plus a fifteen page essay on "The Southwest of Yesterday" by J. A. Jeancon. One of the photos is a four panel fold out panorama of the reconstruction. Impressive, but obvipusly bogus.

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History of New Mexcio SPanish and English Missions.
Harwood, Rev. Thomas
Albuquerque: El Abogado Press, 1908. [viii], 380pp, illus. Hinges reinforced, else very good. This is a history by decade of the activities of the "Methodist-Episcopal" church in New Mexico beginning in 1850. This is Volume I only, carrying the story to 1885. It is a crude production, printed by Indian students at the mission press. The second volume was published in 1910, and sets are not often seen. Howes H276.

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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 OĖate'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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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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Journal of New Mexico Convention of Delegates to Recommend a Plan of Civil Government. September 1849.
(New Mexico)
Santa Fe: Historical Society of New Mexico, 1907. 22pp. Original printed wrappers. Near fine. Citizens of the military superintendency met to organize a civilian government and send a representative to Congress where both the plan and the representative were roundly rejected. The government document was reprinted in 1907 by the Historical Society of New Mexico.

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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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Last of the Great Scouts; The Life Story of Col. William F. Cody "Buffalo Bill."
Wetmore, Helen Cody
Duluth, MN: Duluth Press Publishing Company, 1899. Later issue. 296pp, 16 plates. Original red cloth with buffalo head blindstamped on front board. Minor edgewear, titles somewhat faded, else a tight, clean copy. A biography/homage to Cody in which his sister shows, in addition to his daring-do, his "…tenderness and true nobility." 6 Guns 2372, Howes W297.

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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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Light in Yucca Land; Centennial Commemorative Volume 1852-1952.
Barbour, Sister Richard Marie
Santa Fe: Loretto Academy of our Lady of Light, 1952. Printed cloth, some wear and fading, name stamps on pastedowns, internally clean and very good. History of the Sisters of Loretto on the centennial of their educational mission in the SW.

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Man, Bird, and Beast. Publications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society, volume VIII.
Dobie, J. Frank, ed.
Austin: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1930. 185pp. Printed paper covers. A little soil, spine faded, else very good. An article on Ranch Remedies has a couple of small illustrations by Will James.

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Maverick Tales; True Stories of Early Texas.
Rittenhouse, J.D.
New York: Winchester Press, 1971. [viii], 248pp. First edition, signed, out of print, near fine hardcover in worn dust jacket.

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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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My Dobie Collection.
Dykes, Jeff
College Station: The A & M University Press, 1971. [x], vii, 43pp, illus. This is the hardback, limited edition. 1 of 300 numbered and signed by Jeff Dykes. Previous owner's inscription on ffep, otherwise near fine in a clear acetate wrapper. Dykes gives us a short bio, and a discussion of some Dobie rarities. One third of the book is a supplement to the McVicker and Cook bibliographies.

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My Life on the Frontier 1864-1882; Incidents and Characters of the Period when Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico were passing thr
Otero, Miguel Antonio
New York: The Press of the Pioneers Incorporated, 1935. [x], 293pp. Spine faded, else vg hardcover. Otero was active in New Mexico in the final years of the open frontier.

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