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What's Going On? (In Modern Texas Folklore)

By: Abernethy, Francis Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Austin, Encino Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 15

Condition: Very Fine


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Right From Wrong

By: Bonner, Cindy

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 18

Condition: Near Fine


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The White Man's Road

By: Capps, Benjamin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1968

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 1

Condition: Very Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Ranch Verses

By: Chittenden, William Lawrence

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, G.P. Putnam's: 1895

Edition: Third Edition.

Seller ID: 010105

Condition: Good


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 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

The Autobiography of Will Rogers

By: Day, Donald (ed.)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Avon: 1975

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 016038

Condition: Very Good


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 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest

By: Dobie, J. Frank

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Dallas, Southern Methodist Univ.: 1981

Edition: Eighth Printing.

Seller ID: 87

Condition: Near Fine


222pp. One small closed tear to the jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Tales of Old-Time Texas

By: Dobie, J. Frank

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022347

Condition: Very Good


336pp. 1st Edition. Original yellow paper over brown cloth, lettering stamped in gilt. Illustrated by Barbara Latham. Ownership inscription to the first blank prelim. Bottom corners gently bumped. The jacket is scuffed, the spine is foxed and has numbers in black near the heel, and there are numerous tiny closed tears and chips to the edges. View more info

A Streetful of People

By: Estes, Winston M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott: 1972

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 23

Condition: Very Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

North To Yesterday

By: Flynn, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1967

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 3

Condition: Near Fine


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Wanderer Springs

By: Flynn, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Fort Worth, Texas Christian Univ.: 1987

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 4

Condition: Fine


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

In the House of the Lord

By: Flynn, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1969

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010775

Condition: Near Fine


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 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

North Dallas Forty

By: Gent, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1973

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 5

Condition: Near Fine


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Hound Dog Man

By: Gipson, Fred

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros.: 1949

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

Seller ID: 008713

Condition: Good


247pp. Soiled. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Spine lettering dulled. Some dampstain to the text. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Come, The Restorer

By: Goyen, William

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday: 1974

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 6

Condition: Near Fine


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

In A Farther Country

By: Goyen, William

Price: $19.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1955

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 7

Condition: Very Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Selected Writings of William Goyen

By: Goyen, William

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Random House Bookworks: 1974

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 013817

Condition: Good


177pp. Illustrated. The spine is dampstained at the heel. One of 7500 paperback copies of this edition. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

A Woman Of Independent Means

By: Hailey, Elizabeth Forsythe

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 1978

Edition: Fourth Printing.

Seller ID: 8

Condition: Near Fine


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Great Storm

By: Hancock, Sibyl

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Austin, Eakin Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2037

Condition: Very Good


40pp. Illustrated. The story of a hurricane in Galveston, TX written for children. Some creasing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Armadillo In The Grass

By: Hearon, Shelby

Price: $19.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1968

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 20

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

Ella in Bloom

By: Hearon, Shelby

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010776

Condition: Near Fine


259pp. Small bump to the head of the spine. Slight crease to the jacket in the corresponding area. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info