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  • McKINLEY, Georgia
    FOLLOW THE RUNNING GRASS

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Secker & Warburg, 1971. Brown boards. Light foxing to page edges, else fine. Cream jacket has slightest of sunning to flap folds, spine, else fine. First novel, second book, of this Texas author who won a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Story of a Dallas, Texas, family.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 2079
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  • FRANTZ, Joe. B.
    GAIL BORDEN, dairyman to a nation

    Edition: First printing

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1951. Blue cloth. pp xiv, 310 + plates. Index. Slight yellowing to page edges, VG otherwise, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips, rubbing, creased tear to rear panel, sticker scar to front panel; just good. Borden at one time was a leading citizen of Texas who helped write the constitution, founded the first permanent newspaper, laid out Houston, invented dehydrated meat, until when past 50 years of age invented the thing that made his name and fortune - condensed milk. Note: a bit over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43710
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  • HARRISON, TEXAS: eight television plays by FOOTE, Horton
    FOOTE, Horton
    HARRISON, TEXAS: eight television plays

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Harcourt Brace, 1956. Cloth & boards.Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has a fingernail-size chip to upper inner corner of rear panel, spine lightly yellowed, VG otherwise. Contains "A Young Lady of Property," "John Turner Davis," "The Tears of My Sister," "The Death of the Old Man," "Expectant Relations," "The Midnight Caller," "The Dancers," and "The Trip to Bountiful." An attractive copy of Foote's first book, published simultaneously with his novel THE CHASE. Originally broadcast in 1953 and 1954, the teleplay of "A Trip to Bountiful" featured Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint. It was later adapted for the stage; Foote awrote the screenplay for the 1985 film version which featured Geraldine Page, which…

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    New York: Harcourt Brace, 1956. Cloth & boards.Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has a fingernail-size chip to upper inner corner of rear panel, spine lightly yellowed, VG otherwise. Contains "A Young Lady of Property," "John Turner Davis," "The Tears of My Sister," "The Death of the Old Man," "Expectant Relations," "The Midnight Caller," "The Dancers," and "The Trip to Bountiful." An attractive copy of Foote's first book, published simultaneously with his novel THE CHASE. Originally broadcast in 1953 and 1954, the teleplay of "A Trip to Bountiful" featured Lillian Gish and Eva Marie Saint. It was later adapted for the stage; Foote awrote the screenplay for the 1985 film version which featured Geraldine Page, which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress, and Foote a nomination for his screenplay. Horton Foote, from Wharton, TX, was one of the leading American screenwriters for 1950s TV as well as for the silver screen (To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies, Of Mice and Men, Baby the Rain Must Fall,

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46726
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  • MILLER, Vassar (1924-98)
    MY BONES BEING WISER: poems

    Edition: First printing

    Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1963. The paper issue, card covers. pp (87). Rubbing to foot of spine, near fine. Her third book of poetry. Her 1961 collection was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. In 1982 and 1988 Miller was named Poet Laureate of Texas, and in 1997 she was named to the Texas Women's Hall of Fame by the Governor's Commission for Women. She is much admired for the strength and clarity of her poetry and she achieved much despite being afflicted with cerebal palsy. She had a strong Christian faith.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47134
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  • POPE, Dorothy Lee
    RAINBOW ERA ON THE RIO GRANDE

    Edition: First edition.

    Brownsville, Texas: Springman-King Co. (printers), 1971. Octavo, orange cloth. pp xii, 201, (3). Front free endpaper has an ink gift inscription and is also signed by the author, else fine. Dust jacket has mild edge wear, ring stain to rear panel, VG otherwise. History of the Rio Grande Valley in the 1910-30 period.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35263
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  • McMURTRY, Larry
    SOME CAN WHISTLE: a novel (SIGNED)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989. Cloth & boards. Sunning to fore margin of front board, else fine. Dust jacket has sunning to fore margin of front panel, else fine. Signed by the author on the title page is his late scrawl.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46616
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  • THOMPSON, Jim
    TEXAS BY THE TAIL

    Edition: First printing

    Greenwich, CT: Fawcett, 1965. Gold Medal paperback original K1502. Book a bit leaned, reading crease to inner margin of front cover, else a VG+ copy. "She could con the pants off every oil millionaire from Houston to Fort Worth - and steal Dallas in the bargain. She was the girl who had Texas by the tail." Cover art by Barye Phillips.

    Condition: Binding: Mass Market Paperback

    Book ID: 42680
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  • RAINE, William MacLeod
    THE DAMYANK

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942. Octavo, blue-green cloth. Spine faintly darkened; foxing to fore and top page edges; yellowing and light foxing to endpapers from binding materials; else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has yellowing to white spine and rear flap fold; very small chips to upper outer corners of panels; nicks to spine tips; VG otherwise, attractive, color pictorial front panel bright. Twin brothers, West Texas, Dodge City, Texas Rangers. One of the later western novels from this prolific author, scarce in first edition. One of Jeff Dykes' highspots of western fiction

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 20667
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  • Goyen, William
    THE HOUSE OF BREATH

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1951. Small octavo, 223 pp. Blue cloth. 1952 ink inscription to front free endpaper; sunned spot to upper inner corner of front panel; light sunning to foot of spine; yellowing to page edges; else fine. Jacket (art by "Biro") has two inch tear and tiny chip to front panel; tiny chips to corners of slightly tanned spine; white rear panel dust soiled, slightly tanned; VG, still attractive. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. An important Texas novel, on A.C. Greene's list of the 50 best books about Texas. There were 3K copies of the UK first (4K copies of the 1950 US first).

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 5702
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  • Harrison, E.J.
    The thrilling, startling and wonderful narrative of Lieutenant Harrison...

    No place (New Haven, CT?): Frederick W. Beinecke, 1957. Titlle page continues: ''who was taken prisoner at Golidad, Texas, in 1836, and only escaped the treacherous murder of his companions by the inhuman Mexicans, to be transferred to a punishment worse than death, namely, the mines of Mexico; from which he succeeded in making his escape, and subsequently joining Col. Doniphan's command, on its way from California across the mountains by which means he again reached the United States. Full particulars are given, in the book of his trials, sufferings, and brutal treatment in the mines, which are also accurately described; together with the prisoners, the overseers; mode of living, rations, their chastisements; chains; punishment in the black hole,…

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    No place (New Haven, CT?): Frederick W. Beinecke, 1957. Titlle page continues: ''who was taken prisoner at Golidad, Texas, in 1836, and only escaped the treacherous murder of his companions by the inhuman Mexicans, to be transferred to a punishment worse than death, namely, the mines of Mexico; from which he succeeded in making his escape, and subsequently joining Col. Doniphan's command, on its way from California across the mountains by which means he again reached the United States. Full particulars are given, in the book of his trials, sufferings, and brutal treatment in the mines, which are also accurately described; together with the prisoners, the overseers; mode of living, rations, their chastisements; chains; punishment in the black hole, etc., etc. The whole together forming one of the most wonderful, and thrillingly interesting books ever published." pp (32), beige printed paper covers. Soft creases, corner of rear cover broken away, small chips to upper edge of front cover; VG clean copy otherwise. "Three hundred copies printed for Frederick W. Beinecke, Christmas, 1957. A facsimile reprint of the Cincinatti, 1848, edition, of which, at time of publication, there were only two known copies. "Written to capitalize on the popular intrest in Texas and the Mexican War the historical authenticity of the narrative is open to grave doubts. It may stand, however as a mirror of popular literature and absorbing interests of its day." - Preface. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 44765
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  • THE WIND BLEW WEST by LANHAM, Edwin
    LANHAM, Edwin
    THE WIND BLEW WEST

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Longman, Green, 1935. Terra cotta cloth gilt lettered, colour endpaper maps. Spine faintly darkened, yellowing to page edges, light damp stain to lower outer corner of front cover extending through the first couple of leaves; light foxing to first and last leaves; small tear to bottom edge of half-title leaf; VG otherwise, no owner names. Jacket has fingernail-size chips to corners of front panel, shallow chip across head of spine, good, flap price intact. Texas author's second novel, preceded by SAILORS DON'T CARE (Paris: Contact Editions, 1929). "THE WIND BLEW WEST is his most critically acclaimed work, and contains a fictional retelling of the Warren Wagon Train Raid of 1871 and the subsequent trial of the Native…

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    New York: Longman, Green, 1935. Terra cotta cloth gilt lettered, colour endpaper maps. Spine faintly darkened, yellowing to page edges, light damp stain to lower outer corner of front cover extending through the first couple of leaves; light foxing to first and last leaves; small tear to bottom edge of half-title leaf; VG otherwise, no owner names. Jacket has fingernail-size chips to corners of front panel, shallow chip across head of spine, good, flap price intact. Texas author's second novel, preceded by SAILORS DON'T CARE (Paris: Contact Editions, 1929). "THE WIND BLEW WEST is his most critically acclaimed work, and contains a fictional retelling of the Warren Wagon Train Raid of 1871 and the subsequent trial of the Native American defendants." - wikipedia. Lanham was at one time a Paris expatriate who was befriended by Robert McAlmon, who published his first novel. He wrote some good crime novels, one of the best share-cropper novels (THE STRICKLANDS, 1939), and won the Texas Institute of Letters Award in 1942 for THUNDER IN THE EARTH.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42958
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  • FLYNN, Robert
    WANDERER SPRINGS

    Edition: First printing

    Fort Worth, TX: Texas Christian University Press, 1987. Cloth and boards. Fine copy. Creases to jacket flaps, else fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "_____, a bit of Texana and a belated thanks for your help with my class. Robert Flynn". An acclaimed novel of a mythical dying town in Northwest Texas.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 4022
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