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First Edition. An appeal to the federal government to attend to the military defense of Florida. The author, Charles Fenton Mercer, was a former member of Congress who left his post for financial reasons and took a job at a bank in Florida, where he was working when he wrote.....
First Edition. The House of Representatives prints a petition to the US Congress by the state of Kentucky to make known any information about the detention of members of the Texan-Santa Fe expedition. "It appears from authentic information that citizens of the United States, with passports from their government, duly authenticated.....
First Edition. The correspondance of the Secretary of State, Daniel Webster, regarding the imprisonment of Franklin Coombs and George W. Kendall, American citizens who were arrested by Mexican officials for participating in the Texan-Santa Fe expedition. 7 pages (a single sheet, folded to make 8 pages). 27th Congress, 2nd Session, House.....
First Edition. A West Texas novel revolving around a Comanche warrior and a defeated former Confederate soldier. One of seven Kenton novels to win the Spur Award. First edition (stated, with a numberline ending in 1). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed, "For Tom—A story of buffalo.....
First Edition. A novel set in post-Civil War Texas about a green cowboy learning his trade the hard way. First edition (first printing). Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "For Tom—a story of a young Texas couple—Elmer Kelton 5/22/97."
First Edition. The fifth volume in Kelton's Texas Rangers series, a group of novels set in post-Civil War Texas. First edition (first printing). Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "For Tom—a story of the Rangers—Elmer Kelton 1/16/04."
First Edition. A frontier Texas novel whose protagonists are a Comanche warrior and a Buffalo Soldier. First edition (stated). A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. The jacket has some surface scuffing and small spots of discoloration. Inscribed, "For Tom—Best wishes—Elmer Kelton 11/18/93."
First Trade Edition. The second Hap Collins & Leonard Pine mystery and the basis for the second season of the Hap & Leonard television series. 308 pages. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. This copy is nicely inscribed by Lansdale, "To Rene, Joe R. Lansdale.".....
8-1/2 by 8 inches. 110 pages. Black-and-white photographs of Ann Richards taken during her successful run to be governor of Texas. The photographs are printed only on the odd pages. First edition, first printing. A bit of wear to the edges, but generally a near fine copy. This copy is.....
First Trade Edition. 308 pages. The second Hap Collins & Leonard Pine mystery and the basis for the second season of the Hap & Leonard television series. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. This copy is nicely inscribed by Lansdale, "To Tom—a Hap & Leonard.....
First Edition. 40 pages. Illustrated from photographs. The author was professor emeritus at Trinity University. Published in an edition of 300 signed and numbered copies. With handmade paper wrappers, incorporating mesquite leaves, and a protective envelope. First edition (first printing). Fine in wrappers. Near fine envelope.
First Edition. 266 pages. A collection of columns from the Dallas Times Herald and essays in other publications. First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket but for a short tear to the rear panel. Nicely inscribed, "For ___, a belated rhapsody to you for your.....
A document supposedly conveying the right to buy land in Mexican Texas, attractively printed with an inset map. These were, however, part of a long-running land fraud. In 1829, Lorenzo de Zavala (1788–1836), the secretary of the treasury of Mexico, received permission to settle 500 families on a large tract of.....
First Edition. 338 pages. A history of Galveston Island, by a long-time Texas Monthly writer. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Cartwright, "For Tom Garner, welcome to Galveston (better there than Philadelphia). All my best, Gary Cartwright 10/15/91."