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1 Abernethy, Francis Edward What's Going On? (In Modern Texas Folklore)
Austin Encino Press 1976 First Edition. Original Cloth Very Fine Near Fine Book 
309pp. Illustrated with b+w photography. Chapters on Jack Ruby, Neiman-Marcus, chain letters, bumper stickers, Albee's "Tiny Alice", Texas justice, marijuana, the underground press (by Hermes Nye), rednecks (by James Ward Lee), CB radio, rodeo, Texas country music, western swing, redneck rock, and others. Price clipped dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Bonner, Cindy Right From Wrong
Chapel Hill Algonquin Books 1999 First Edition. Original Cloth Near Fine Near Fine Book 
329pp. Minor bumping at the spine ends. The jacket has a couple of very minor traces of soil to the back panel. Winner of the 1997 PEN Texas Award for the Novel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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3 Capps, Benjamin A Woman Of The People
Albuquerque University Of New Mexico Press 1987 Second Paperback Printing. Original Wraps Good No Jacket Book Signed by Author(s)
247pp. Signed by the author on the half title. See Greene's 50+ Best Books,pages 112-13. Greene states, ".A Woman of the People is fiction, but so convincing that one is tempted to pull down the New Handbook of Texas and see if maybe Helen Morrison (Tehanita) is listed." Two long ink strikes on the back cover. Ownership inscription on the half title. Front cover creased at lower right corner. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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4 Capps, Benjamin The White Man's Road
NY Harper & Row 1968 First Edition. Original Cloth Very Good Near Fine Book 
319pp. One of Lee's "Classics", said to be ".one of the finest works by a Texas writer" (Lee 16). Winner of the Western Heritage and Golden Spur awards. Tiny pin-point stain to the front cover. Unobtrusive ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Price clipped jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Chittenden, William Lawrence Ranch Verses
NY G.P. Putnam's 1895 Third Edition. Original Cloth Good No Jacket 
195pp. Illustrated. Original red buckram cloth stamped in gilt with a gilt vignette of a cowboy roping a couple of steer. Cowboy poetry. Hinges cracked. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Spine darkened. Ownership inscription on the front pastedown. Ink stamps of the Binghamton (NY) State Hospital scattered throughout the text. Cloth starting to tear at the ends of the joints. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Day, Donald (ed.) The Autobiography of Will Rogers
NY Avon 1975 First Paperback Edition. Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket Mass Market Paperback 
397pp. + 3pp. ads. Ownership inscriptions on the verso of the front cover and on the first prelim. Very minor creasing to the wraps. Some faint dampstaining near the heel of the spine. Size: 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Price: 4.00 USD
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7 Dobie, J. Frank Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest
Dallas Southern Methodist Univ. 1981 Eighth Printing. Original Cloth Near Fine Very Good Book 
222pp. One small closed tear to the jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.00 USD
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8 Estes, Winston M. A Streetful of People
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1972 First Edition. Original Cloth Very Good Near Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
276pp. Crisply signed by the author on the ffep. Inscription of previous owner on the half title. Bottom end of spine bumped. The jacket is NOT price clipped and shows no signs of tearing or creasing. A very presentable copy of this Texas author's third book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Flynn, Robert In the House of the Lord
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1969 First Edition. Original Cloth Near Fine Very Good 
270pp. Author's second novel. One corner bumped. The jacket is NOT price clipped and has some surface scuffing to the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Flynn, Robert North To Yesterday
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1967 First Edition. Original Cloth Near Fine Very Good Book 
338pp. Author's first novel. One of Lee's "Classics" (44-45) and winner of the TIL award for 1967. Lee says this book, ".ranks with the best of Texas comic fiction." One corner bumped. The jacket has several closed tears and some wear to the spine ends. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Flynn, Robert Wanderer Springs
Fort Worth Texas Christian Univ. 1987 First Edition. Original Cloth Fine Fine Book 
340pp. Received rave reviews from Larry McMurtry, which is unusual for any Texas writer. Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award in 1987. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.00 USD
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12 Gent, Peter North Dallas Forty
NY William Morrow 1973 First Edition. Original Cloth Near Fine Near Fine Book 
314pp. Author's first book. A controversial novel exposing drug abuse in the NFL. The author played for the Dallas Cowboys for six seasons. Listed as another "classic" in Texas fiction by Lee (164) and Tom Pilkington said of this novel, "The best of all Texas novels about professional football." Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Only traces of wear to the price clipped jacket (no chips or tears). Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Gipson, Fred Hound Dog Man
NY Harper & Bros. 1949 Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Original Cloth Good No Jacket 
247pp. Soiled. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Spine lettering dulled. Some dampstain to the text. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 4.00 USD
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14 Goyen, William Come, The Restorer
Garden City Doubleday 1974 First Edition. Original Cloth Near Fine Very Good Book 
180pp. This copy appears to be misbound, with the text block bound in upside down (possible point of issue?). One corner bumped. The jacket is worn at the spine ends, but is not price clipped. No inscriptions or remainder marks. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.00 USD
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15 Goyen, William In A Farther Country
NY Random House 1955 First Edition. Original Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 
182pp. Author's second novel. One of 2500 copies. Ownership inscription of J.R. Anderson on the front free endpaper. The endpapers and pastedowns have some offsetting from the jacket flaps. The jacket is chipped at the spine and has a closed tear to the bottom edge of the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 19.00 USD
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16 Goyen, William Selected Writings of William Goyen
NY Random House Bookworks 1974 First Paperback Edition. Original Pictorial Wraps Good No Jacket Elizabeth Fairbanks 
177pp. Illustrated. The spine is dampstained at the heel. One of 7500 paperback copies of this edition. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 6.00 USD
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17 Hailey, Elizabeth Forsythe A Woman Of Independent Means
NY Viking Press 1978 Fourth Printing. Original Cloth Near Fine Near Fine Book 
256pp. Author's first book. Made into an unsuccessful Broadway play. A novel in letters. One of Lee's "Classics" (56). Bookplate on the front free endpaper. Traces of wear to the jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 7.00 USD
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18 Hancock, Sibyl The Great Storm
Austin Eakin Press 1986 First Edition Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket Book George A. Farrar 
40pp. Illustrated. The story of a hurricane in Galveston, TX written for children. Some creasing. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 5.00 USD
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19 Hearon, Shelby Armadillo In The Grass
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1968 First Edition. Original Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 
150pp. Author's first book. One of A.C. Greene's "50+ Best Books On Texas" (pages 7-8). Greene says of Hearon, ".modern, suburban Texas has not had a better social expositor." He also calls this book Hearon's "personal best." Three corners bumped, one corner rubbed through, effecting one centimeter of the cloth. No previous ownership markings. The jacket has two small closed tears to the front panel and several very small chips to the edges and is NOT price clipped. A bright, clean copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 19.00 USD
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20 Hearon, Shelby Ella in Bloom
NY Alfred A. Knopf 2001 First Edition. Original Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 
259pp. Small bump to the head of the spine. Slight crease to the jacket in the corresponding area. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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