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Heritage Auctions Texana Auction Catalog #6067


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Heritage Auctions Historical Manuscripts Auction Catalog #6067

The Texas State Historical Association is proud once again to partner with Heritage Auctions for the Texana Auction. A portion of all proceeds from the Auction will go to support the programs of TSHA. All proceeds from lots donated or consigned directly to TSHA (including the Buyer’s Premium) will go to support the Association, and we express gratitude to all those donors and to Heritage for providing this opportunity.

Texana collectors have long been a part of the mix of people, both academic and nonacademic, who, since 1897, have made the Texas State Historical Association successful in its efforts to “foster the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas.” We look forward to working with them in the coming years to make this the best and most successful of all of Heritage’s endeavors.

For more than a century, the Texas State Historical Association has played a leadership role in Texas history research and education, helping to identify, collect, preserve, and tell the stories of Texas. Located on the campus of the University of North Texas since 2008, the Association works with partners to provide passion, talent, and long-term support for the dissemination of scholarly research; educational programs for the K-12 community; and opportunities for public discourse about the complex issues and personalities of our heritage.

In the midst of rapid change, the Texas State Historical Association will continue to provide a future for our heritage and to ensure that the lessons of our history serve as a resource for the people of Texas. Your participation in this auction will provide much needed support for our ongoing efforts.

With the help of this partnership, the Texas State Historical Association will be able to continue to accumulate knowledge and provide resources and programs for the people of Texas for many years to come.

- J. Kent Calder
Executive Director

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  • 1. TEXANA AUCTIONM A RC H 3 , 2012 | H O USTON
  • 2. Front Cover Lots: 42123 & 42169Back Cover Lot 42005Inside Cover Lots 42015 & 42039
  • 3. Heritage Signature® Auction #6067TexanaMarch 3, 2012 | HoustonLIVE AUCTION Signature® Floor Session LOT VIEWING(Floor, Telephone, HERITAGE Live!,™ Internet, Fax, and Mail) Omni Houston Hotel Four RiverwayOmni Houston Hotel Houston, TX 77056Four RiverwayHouston, TX 77056 Thursday, March 1 – Friday, March 2 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CTSession 1 Saturday, March 3 • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CTSaturday, March 3 • 2:00 PM CT • Lots 42001–42190 View lots & auction results online at Live!, Internet, Fax, & Mail only Session ™ BIDDING METHODS:Session 2Saturday, March 3 • 5:00 PM CT • Lots 42191–42351 Bidding Bid live on your computer or mobile, anywhere in the world, during the Auction using our HERITAGE Live!™LOT SETTLEMENT AND PICK-UP program at in Houston immediately following session 1 onMarch 3. Lots will be returned to Dallas and will be available Live Floor Biddingfor pick by appointment in Dallas after March 6. Bid in person during the floor sessions. Live Telephone Bidding (floor sessions only)Extended Payment Terms available. Email: Phone bidding must be arranged on or beforeLots are sold at an approximate rate of 75 lots per hour, but it Friday, March 2, by 12:00 PM not uncommon to sell 100 lots or 125 lots in any given hour. Client Service: 866-835-3243.This auction is subject to a 19.5% Buyer’s Premium.TX Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 11727; Robert Korver 13754; Scott Peterson Internet Bidding13256; Bob Merrill 13408; Mike Sadler 16129; Andrea Voss 16406; Jacob Walker Internet absentee bidding ends at 10:00 PM CT16413; Eric Thomas 16421; Shaunda Fry 16448; Marsha Dixey 16493; Tim Rigdon the evening before each session.; Cori Mikeals 16582; Stewart Huckaby 16590; Wayne Shoemaker 16600;Chris Dykstra 16601; Teia Baber 16624; Under sponsorship of Tim Rigdon 16519:Kathleen Guzman Associate 16142; Peter Wiggins Associate 16635; Ed Beardsley Fax BiddingAssociate 16632; Nicholas Dawes Associate 16784. Fax bids must be received on or before Friday, March 2, by 12:00 PM CT. Fax: 214-409-1425 Mail Bidding Mail bids must be received on or before Friday, March 2. Phone: 214.528.3500 • 800.872.6467 Fax: 214.409.1425 Direct Client Service Line: 866.835.3243 Email: Bid@HA.comThis Auction is presented and cataloged by Heritage Auctions© 2012 Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. 23634
  • 4. Texana Specialist Steve Ivy CEOCo-Chairman of the Board Sandra Palomino Director, Historical Manuscripts & Texana Jim HalperinCo-Chairman of the Board Greg Rohan President Paul Minshull Chief Operating Officer 3500 Maple Avenue • Dallas, Texas 75219 Phone 214-528-3500 • 800-872-6467 Consignment Directors: Sandra Palomino Cataloged by: Bryan Booher, Elizabeth Donnelley, and Sandra Palomino Todd ImhofExecutive Vice President
  • 5. T he Texas State Historical Association is proud once again to partner with Heritage Auctions for the Texana Auction. A portion of all proceeds from the Auction will go to support the programsof TSHA. All proceeds from lots donated or consigned directly to TSHA (including the Buyer’sPremium) will go to support the Association, and we express gratitude to all those donors and toHeritage for providing this opportunity.Texana collectors have long been a part of the mix of people, both academic and nonacademic,who, since 1897, have made the Texas State Historical Association successful in its efforts to “fosterthe appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas.” We lookforward to working with them in the coming years to make this the best and most successful of all ofHeritage’s endeavors.For more than a century, the Texas State Historical Association has played a leadership role in Texashistory research and education, helping to identify, collect, preserve, and tell the stories of Texas.Located on the campus of the University of North Texas since 2008, the Association works withpartners to provide passion, talent, and long-term support for the dissemination of scholarly research;educational programs for the K-12 community; and opportunities for public discourse about thecomplex issues and personalities of our heritage.In the midst of rapid change, the Texas State Historical Association will continue to provide a futurefor our heritage and to ensure that the lessons of our history serve as a resource for the people ofTexas. Your participation in this auction will provide much needed support for our ongoing efforts.With the help of this partnership, the Texas State Historical Association will be able to continue toaccumulate knowledge and provide resources and programs for the people of Texas for many yearsto come.J. Kent CalderExecutive Director
  • 6. SESSION ONE Floor, Telephone, Heritage Live!™, Internet, Fax, and Mail Signature® Auction # 6067 Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT | Houston, Texas | Lots 42001 - 42190 A 19.5% Buyers Premium ($14 minimum) Will Be Added To All Lots To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit 42001 Thomas Affleck. Affleck’s Southern Rural Almanac, and Plantation and Garden Calendar, for 1857; Being the First after Bissextile, or Leap Year; and Until the Fourth of July, the Eighty- First Year of Independence of the United States. Galveston: Published [sic] at the Office of Civilian and Gazette, [1857]. First edition. 12mo. 144 pp. Sewn wrappers. Covers somewhat wrinkled with light folding and foxing. Bottom corner lightly folded for first 25 pp. Interior clean with light foxing, toning, and occasional pencil marking. A very good copy of a scarce item. From the papers of B. A. Shepherd. Articles in this issue include “The Kitchen Garden in the South,” “Fruit-Growing in the South,” “Texas and Her Lands,” as well as features on “Bermuda Grass” and “The Rose.” Also included is the 1856 and 1857 Catalogue of Fruit and Ornamental Trees and Plants, cultivated at The Southern Nurseries, by Mr. Affleck, grown at his establishment in Mississippi. Affleck was instrumental in pro- moting species better adapted for the climate and landscape of Texas. In addition, Affleck introduced many rose varieties to Texas and the South which are now considered heirloom varieties. “He was a great nurseryman and progressive agriculturist, and one of the greatest forces in the rehabilitation of Texas after the Civil War” (Eisler, Horticulture & Horticulturists in Early Texas, pp. 31-32). From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500 Starting Bid: $75042002 [William Allen (attributed)]. Five Years in the West; or, How an Inexperienced Young ManFinds his Occupation. With Reminiscences and Sketches of Real Life. By a Texas Preacher. Nashville: SouthernMethodist Publishing House, 1884. First edition. 12mo, 211 pages. Rebound in green leather over boards withlettering gilt stamped to spine and five raised bands in a clear dust jacket. Marbled endpapers. Mildly tonedwith light foxing scattered in places. Very light shelf wear. Fine.The author chronicles his life in Kansas and Texas from 1856-1861, where, after being cheated out of a sumof money, he turns to teaching school and preaching from horseback. Howes lists this title on page 203 withthe reference to “See Allen, Wm. M,” but no entry for the title is under Allen.Estimate: $400-$500Starting Bid: $200 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 5
  • 7. 42003 Moses Austin Autograph Endorsement Signed “Moses Austin.” One page, 8” x 5.25”, Mine au Burton [Louisiana Territory], October 24, 1806. Austin writes three lines at the bottom of a promissory note by Mr. Whittlesey to pay seventy dollars by May of 1809. Austin’s text reads in full: “On condition Mr. Whittlesey should not be capable to pay the above I will on the condition pay the sum of Seventy Dollars.” In 1796, Moses Austin (1761-1821) settled at the small Missouri community of Mine au Burton (modern-day Potosi, Missouri), the first settlement in Washington County and then part of Upper Spanish Louisiana. The com- munity was established near lead deposits, which Austin mined and shipped from the nearby Mississippi River port town of Ste. Genevieve. His Missouri lead busi- ness venture was not successful, and he ran into trouble after 1812 for not paying his debts, so he traveled to Texas in 1820 in search of other opportunities. After receiving a grant to bring 300 colonists to Texas, he returned to Missouri to make preparations for his new Texas colony. Just two months after arriving back in Missouri, however, he died, but not before requesting his son Stephen to carry out his plan to begin a colony in Texas. A portion of the right corner is detached, butdoes not affect the text. Toned along the edges. Austin’s signature is bold with a beautiful paraph. Very good.Estimate: $1,000-$1,500Starting Bid: $50042004 [Moses Austin]. Message from the President of the United States to bothHouses of Congress. 8th November 1804. Read, and ordered to be referred to theCommittee of the whole House on the State of the Union. Washington City: Printed byWilliam Duane & Son, 1804. 12mo, 22 pages. Bound in plain wrappers. Containing theextract of a letter from Don Pedro Cevallos to Charles Pinckney, with translation, and aletter to Secretary of State James Madison from the Marquis of Casa Yrujo, with transla-tion, assuring the president of Spain’s lack of opposition to the impending LouisianaPurchase.Also included is A Summary Description of the Lead Mines in Upper Louisiana: Also,an Estimate of their Produce for Three Years submitted by Moses Austin informingPresident Thomas Jefferson of “the number, extent and situation of the Lead Mines in UpperLouisiana, with an estimate of the average quality of mineral produced, and the number ofhands employed at each mine; with the probable quantity which may be annually produced,when the country becomes populated so as to afford workmen sufficient to occupy the minesto advantage“ for ten mines: Mine á Burton, Mine á Robuna, Old Mines, Mine Ranault,Mine á Maneto, Mine á la Plate, Mine á Joe, Mine á Lanye, Mine á la Mott, and Mineá Gerbore. Each mine is given specific treatment concerning its geographical location,the quantity and quality of mineral raised, a short history of each, and, in some cases,the amount of manpower needed to work the mine. Austin states that “no country yetknown furnishes greater indications of an inexhaustible quantity of lead mineral, and so easilyobtained.” He concludes by providing an estimate for the production “of the several mines“and adds: “This calculation, perhaps, by some, may be deemed incredible, but the riches andextent of the mines justify the calculation.” This is believed to be the only printed itemcontaining original material by Moses Austin.Having already established himself as a pioneer in lead industry while working inVirginia, where he simultaneously immersed himself in debt, Austin set his sights onthe rumored lead deposits in what was then Spanish Upper Louisiana (modern-dayMissouri). Acquiring a grant to Mine á Burton, he quickly gained control of all smeltingin the area. Initially successful, he ran into trouble after 1812 for not paying his debts, sohe traveled to Texas in 1820 in search of other opportunities. After receiving a grant tobring 300 colonists to Texas, he returned to Missouri to make preparations for his newTexas colony. Just two months after arriving back in Missouri, however, he died, but not before requesting his son Stephen to carry out his plan to begin acolony in Texas.The booklet contains ink notations throughout the first portion titled President’s Message, November 8th, 1804. This copy once belonged to CongressmanSamuel W. Dana of Connecticut who has placed his signature on the title page. Moderate to heavy foxing throughout. Evenly toned. An overall fine copy.TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA.Reference: American Imprints, 7551. Graff 4405. Howes A401 (under Austin). Sabin 2419 (under Austin).Estimate: $2,000-$4,000Starting Bid: $1,0006 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 8. 42005 Stephen F. Austin Land Transfer Document Signed “Estevan F. Austin.“ Two and one-half pages, 8.5” x 12”, on seal paper, in Spanish, Villade San Felipe de Austin, December 18, 1830. The deed states, in Spanish, “Estevan F. Austin, Empresario to establish Three Hundred Families within the tencoastal leagues on the coast of the Mexican interior, between the La Baca River and the San Jacinto River; and special commissioner of the Supreme Governmentof the State of Coahuila and Texas for the partition and possession of lands, and issuing of titles inside the empresario’s limits to the new Colonists...” to grant “onesitio” of land situated on the Bay of Carancawa (Carancawa Bayou) to “Nancy Artemecia McFarland, the widow of Jose White.” Countersigned by W. T.Lightfoot and C. C. Givens. The execution of this deed was one of the four steps required for an immigrant to obtain land in Austin’s Colony. Docketedincorrectly to “Nancy A. Madison“ for “One League of land...on Carancawa Bayou.”Joseph (Jose) White was a member of Stephen F. Austin’s Old Three Hundred. In 1821, the Spanish government granted Moses Austin, Stephen’s father,a permit to settle three hundred families in present-day Texas. Moses died before he could see the plan to fruition, but the venture was taken up by hisson. White came to Texas via Georgia in 1824 and, by 1828, had been elected alcalde, a position whereby the holder is both mayor, head of the city coun-cil, and judge rolled into one, of San Felipe de Austin. He died on June 14, 1830.Reference: Streeter 14Estimate: $6,000-$9,000Starting Bid: $3,00042006 [Stephen F. Austin] and [Nashville Company] and [Leftwich Grant] and[Sterling C. Robertson] Manuscript Document Regarding the Original GrantsIssued to the Nashville Company Later Given to Stephen F. Austin and SamuelWilliams. Four pages of a bifolium, on seal paper of the state of Coahuila y Tejas, SelloTercero; 8.5” x 12.75”, San Fernando de Bexar, May 20, 1833. A period fair copy ofthe cancellation of the empresario contract for the Nashville Company, in favor of anew contract with Stephen F. Austin. Page one reads, in part: “the foreigner SterlingC. Robertson, as agent for the company of Nesh=vville [sic] which in April of the year 1825contracted with the Government of this state an empresa to Colonize the territories of Texasconducted by the citizen of the United States of the North Roberto Leptvich, and whose con-tract was annulled - in light of not having completed in the six years the plans that were pro-posed...“ The document goes on to state that a new contract for colonization undertakenby “Estevan Austin y Samuel M Williams“ is issued.Pages two and three of the agreement outline the lands to be used, and states thatAustin and Williams will bring 800 families, Mexican and foreign, to colonize the landsthat are being awarded. Of particular note is Article 7 which states that the Empresarios will not allow criminals or derelicts, and explicitly forbids thetrade of arms with the Indians. Manuscript ends abruptly on page four. Overall condition is excellent, with uneven toning and a few spots of paper lossoccurring at the folds or as a result of ink-burn.Estimate: $800-$1,200Starting Bid: $400 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 7
  • 9. 42007 D. W. C. Baker. A Texas Scrap-Book. Made Up of the History, Biography and Miscellany of Texas and Its People. New York, Chicago, and New Orleans: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1875. 8vo, 639 pages. Appendix. Portrait of Stephen F. Austin as frontispiece. Thirty-three illustrations. Publisher’s original brown cloth, stamped in black on the boards and spine, title gilt stamped on the spine. Signatures are oversewn. Bumped corners and shelf wear. Raines calls it, “An invaluable book of reference as to information about Texas.” Reference: Raines, p. 18. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $25042008 W. P. Ballinger. To the Citizens of the Counties of Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Chambers.One page broadside, 7.5” x 11.75”, printed on blue paper, Galveston, October 29, 1861, regarding a law passedunder an Act of the Confederate Congress on August 20, 1861, whereby “All the lands, tenements and heredita-ments, goods and chattels, rights and credits, within the Confederate States, and every right and interest therein,held, owned, possessed or enjoyed, by or for any alien enemy, since 21st May, 1861...are thereby sequestrated by theC.S., and shall be held for the full indemnity of the citizens or residents of, or other person aiding the ConfederateStates in the present war, against losses by the seizure, condemnation or confiscation of their property, under any actof the United States, or any State thereof, authorizing the same.”The law describes “alien enemies“ as “All persons...who have a domicil in any of the United States, whether citizensor not. Thus, ‘the subjects of Great Britain, France and other neutral nations who have a domicil, or are carryingon business or traffic, within the States at war with this Confederate States, or aid or abet the United States in theexisting war.’”W. P. Ballinger was appointed Receiver by “the Judge of the Confederate Court of this District“ to carry out the execution of the law. All citizens were re-quired to report “all such property, rights, credits, &c.”Grand Juries of the Confederate Courts were obliged to “report all property, &c., held by or for alienenemies.” In addition, those persons “indebted to alien enemies become the debtors of the Confederate States, and are required to render a written statement of allsuch indebtedness.”Mildly toned along the folds with one half inch tear at the top edge. Light staining at the bottom left corner. Else fine. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.Estimate: $600-$800Starting Bid: $300 42009 John Russell Bartlett. Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, During the Years 1850, ‘51, ‘52, and ‘53. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1854. First edition. Two 8vo volumes, xxii, 506 pages; xvii, 624 pages. Index. Six pages of ads in Volume I. Illustrated with two folding frontispieces, large folding map of the U.S. and Mexican border area. Sixteen tinted lithograph plates (with an unlisted plate facing page 292 of Volume II); many other black and white plates and smaller text cuts throughout. Original dark green, blind stamped ruled cloth over boards. Gilt lettering and cactus design to spines. Blue endpapers. Two bookplates each on the front pastedowns of both volumes from the library of Mrs. Moye Wicks. Page edges untrimmed. Moderate to heavy toning and foxing to text and some plates. The map has a small tear on the right; staining on pages opposite plates. Wrinkling of the spine on Volume I. Some bumping to the corners. Head of spine on Volume II shows some slight chipping. Small pencil scribbles on half title page of Volume I. Overall, a set in very good condition. References: Abbey 658. Basic Texas Books 12. Graff 198. Howes B201. Raines, p. 22. Sabin 3746. Wagner- Camp 234:1. Estimate: $700-$900 Starting Bid: $3508 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 10. 42012 Town of Bolivar Stock Certificate. One page, 6.5” x 3.75” (sight), December 3, 1838, number 52. “Certificate of Stock in the Town of Bolivar“ certifying “A. Wynns & Wm. Lawrence“ as holders of one share, “being the one thousandth part of the Stock of said Town, which is situated on Point Bolivar on Galveston Bay.“ Printed by “Telegraph Press.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 12.75” x 10.75”. Estimate: $400-$60042010 [Joseph P. Blessington]. The Campaigns of Walker’s Texas Starting Bid: $200Division. By a Private Soldier. New York: Lange, Little & Co., 1875.First edition. 8vo, 314 pages. Green, blind stamped cloth over boards withlettering and Lone Star gilt stamped to spine. Bookplate of R. E. LeeGlasgow to front pastedown. Boards lightly scuffed and stained; edges arefraying in places. Chipping at the head and foot of spine. Small hole inspine covering. Cloth is wrinkling on the rear board. Small stain on page14. Volume contained in a clear dust jacket. Near very good.“The names of the officers and diary of marches also included, with an ac- count of the surrender of the Trans-Mississippi Department. One of the best war histories written, as to the Texas troops” (Raines).References: Basic Texas Books 17. Howes B533. Raines, p. 27.Estimate: $400-$500Starting Bid: $200 42013 [Colonial Texas Military Commander]. Bernardo Bonavía y Zapata Manuscript Edict Signed Signed on seal paper. One page, 12” x 17”, Durango, dated July 7, 1802. Untranslated, but content regarding land values, and mandating that land claims be settled and cultivated within a year. With seals from the reign of both Carolus IV and Carolus III along the left margin, and signed “Berndo Bonavía“. With dockets beneath and on verso indicating that edict has been copied and printed . With single vertical and horizontal folds and a few creases, otherwise near fine.42011 Town of Bolivar Stock Certificate. One page, 6.5” x 4”, Bonavía was appointed governor of Texas in 1788, but did not serveDecember 3, 1838, number 44. “Certificate of Stock in the Town of Bolivar“ because his services were needed elsewhere. He was appointed governor-certifying “A. Wynns & Wm. Lawrence“ as holders of one share, “being intendant of Durango in 1796, in which capacity this document is signed.the one thousandth part of the Stock of said Town, which is situated on Point He would later serve as military commander of Texas beginning in 1809.Bolivar on Galveston Bay.“ Printed by “Telegraph Press.” Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $250Archibald Wynns was a one-time congressman and lawyer who, alongwith his partner, William Lawrence, is said to have purchased 960 acres ofland from surveyor Samuel D. Parr on Point Bolivar and founded a towncalled Ismail or Ishmael. Lightly toned, else fine.Estimate: $500-$700Starting Bid: $250 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 9
  • 11. 42014 [Colonial Texas Military Commander]. Bernardo Bonavía y Zapata Signed Broadside Issued by Miguel la Grua Talamanca y Branciforte. One sheet on seal paper, 12” x 16.75”, issued in Mexico on December 29, 1796, and endorsed and signed by Bonavía in Durango on February 7, 1797. Talamanca became viceroy of New Spain in July 1794, and as was customary, had issued an edict demonetizing the previous cur- rency in favor of his own. The broadside offered here states that the year he had allowed for the collection and destruction of all old coinage beginning on December 19, 1795, will be extended by six months. The broadside further prohibits the exportation of all old silver and gold coinage, as well as its use in commerce. Bonavía endorses and signs at bottom indicating that the broadside will be published in the province under his charge. On laid paper with two seals from the reign of Carolus IV on verso. Gently toned, with folds and creasing thereat, otherwise fine. Estimate: $400-$600 Starting Bid: $200 Edward Borein Original Art42015 Edward Borein Ink Drawingand Etching on recto and verso, singlesheet. On the recto, Cowboys onHorseback, Indian ink and graphite draw-ing, signed by the artist, 7.13” x 11.25”(sight). Verso, Cowpunchers, No. 2, G27,soft-ground etching, 7.25” x 11” (sight).The works are similar in composition andscale; they depict three heavily shadowedcowboys on horseback riding into the sun.The similarity of the works allows them tobe presented together, such that one canhold the frame to the light and see bothimages together.The American artist Edward Borein(1872-1945) is known as an authenticearly cowboy artist. In the late 19th cen-tury, Borein lived in Mexico as a ranchhand, learning Spanish and sketchinghis surroundings. In 1900, he began workas an illustrator and on assignments hewas able to venture across the Southwest,10 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 12. observing the culture of cowboy life and interacting with several Native that work pales beside Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas for interest, infor-American tribes. For these reasons, Borein’s work is valued as authenti- mation, and reliability.” (Jenkins) TSHA member donation. All proceeds,cally depicting the cowboy lifestyle with its ups and downs, its camarade- including Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA.rie and its lonesomeness. Reference: Basic Texas Books 23. Howes B857.Edward Borein’s commercial success as an illustrator is demonstrated by Estimate: $400-$500the appearance of his ink drawings in Harpers and Colliers Weekly as Starting Bid: $200well as in ads for Stetson Hats, Pierre Arrow and Aunt Jemima.Cowboys on Horseback with some creasing and a spot of discoloration onleft border. Cowpunchers, No. 2, G27 exhibits slight surface paper lossat top center. TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer’sPremium, will go to support TSHA.Estimate: $6,000-$8,000Starting Bid: $3,000 42016 The Life and Adventures of Robert McKimie, Alias “Little Reddy,” from Texas. Subtitled, The Dare-Devil Desperado of the Black Hills Region, Chief of the Murderous Gang of Treasure Coach Robbers. Compiled from Authentic Sources by J. W. Bridwell. [Hillsboro, Ohio: Hillsboro Gazette Office. 1878.] 5.5” x 9”. 56pp. Sewn. With five illustrations (Robert McKimie [on cover and page 3], Seth Bullock [page 42018 David G. Burnet Autograph Letter Signed “David G. Burnet.” 9], Sheriff Newell [page 17], One and one-half pages, 8.5” x 10.5”, “near Lynchburg, Harris Cy,” October “Granstaff’s Cabin“ [page 40], 20, 1856, to “His Excellency“ Texas Governor Elisha M. Pease, he writes in and John T. Norris [page 55]). full: The tan wrappers (original) are worn, foxed, and moder- “I have not seen the laws providing for a State Engineer and assistant; but ately stained. understand that the assistant is to be appointed by the Executive. I therefore make this my first application to the government of Texas for a personal favor.“Little Reddy” McKimie killed the stage driver of a Deadwood stage during My son, William E. Burnet, a native Texian, graduated at the State Military a hold up in 1877. He was captured in Ohio a year later, but made several Institute of Kentucky something more than a year ago. His studies were spe- escapes with the help of female accomplices. cially directed to the science of applied engineering and he has a corresponding Estimate: $1,500-$2,000 diploma. Our mutual friend, Dr Ashbel Smith will probably write to you on Starting Bid: $750 this subject and I will defer any further allusion to my son’s qualifications. “Should you conceive it proper to confer the appointment of assistant Engineer upon him, you will render an important favor to one who has but small means of reciprocation. He will however know how to appreciate it.”42017 John HenryBrown. Indian Wars and David G. Burnet (1788-1870) served as the first (ad interim) President ofPioneers of Texas. Austin: the Republic of Texas from March through October of 1836, the secondL. E. Daniell, [1896]. First vice-president under Mirabeau B. Lamar, and first Secretary of State ofedition. 4to, 762 pages, in Texas from 1846 through 1848, but in 1856, after failed bids at acquiringdouble columns. Indexed. positions as a United States district judge and Galveston customs col-Illustrated with photographs, lector, he was making a meager living as a subsistence farmer. His onlyengraved and painted por- surviving son, William, joined the United States Army, a position hetraits, and text illustrations. would later resign, to join the Confederate States Army. He was killed atRebound in blind stamped Spanish Fort, Alabama, in 1865.leather with gilt stampedtitle on front board; original Signature is bold and bright. Toning along the right margin; some chip-blind and gilt stamped spine ping along the edge. Ink bleeding on the verso.covering kept, but heav-ily damaged. Marbled page Estimate: $1,500-$2,500edges. Corners bumped and Starting Bid: $750extremities worn. Moderatewear to boards. Mildly toned,else very good.“This is Brown’s most important book and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early pioneers. The information was gathered over his entire fifty years in Texas, and the text was completed shortly before his death. Although he felt his History of Texas was his major contribution, Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 11
  • 13. vertical fold crease and is detaching on all three horizontal folds; paper loss along the top edge with uneven toning and light foxing. The ink is heavily faded making parts illegible, but both signatures remain bold and bright. During the Mexican War (1846-1848), the Texas Rangers were enlisted to assist the regular armed forces of the United States. Volunteer regi- ments were forming all over the state to aid the U. S. army leading to the formation of the Texas Volunteers. Wanting to serve his state in more than just a political role, Governor Henderson, himself a former brigadier general in the Texas Army, with special permission from the state legis- lature, was given a command over the Second Texas Regiment of Texas Volunteers. The Second Texas saw action at the Battle of Monterrey and Henderson was tasked with helping in the negotiations for surrender of the city. Toward the end of the war he was given a major general rank of Texas volunteers. After the war, he served out the remainder of his term as governor. David G. Burnet (1788-1870) served as the first (ad interim) President of the Republic of Texas from March through October of 1836, the second vice-president under Mirabeau B. Lamar, and first Secretary of42019 David G. Burnet Republic of Texas Land Grant Signed “David State of Texas from 1846 through 1848.G. Burnet“ as president and Thomas W. Ward as commissioner of theGeneral Land Office. One page, partially printed on vellum, 14.75” x Estimate: $700-$1,00012.5”, Austin, January 20, 1841, granting to “James Dunn his heirs or assigns Starting Bid: $350Forever Twelve Hundred and Eighty acres of Land...In Milam County, onthe waters of Davidson’s Creek...” and “...all the right and title, in and to saidLand, heretofore held and possessed by the government of said Republic [ofTexas].” Blind stamped seal of the Republic of Texas and blind embossedseal of the General Land Office. Folds, else fine.At the time of issue, Burnet was acting President of the Republic (for thesecond time), President Mirabeau Lamar having been ill and seeking med-ical treatment. As his first “official” act, he tried to convince Congress todeclare war on Mexico, but was thwarted by supporters of his old nemesis,Sam Houston. His second “term” put him more at odds with the citizensof Texas and during the presidential election of 1841, he was defeated byHouston. Thomas William “Peg Leg” Ward had fought at the siege ofBexar in December 1835. During the battle, at the head of an artillerycompany, Capt. Ward lost his leg to a cannonball and was later fitted witha peg leg. He served as commissioner of the General Land Office of Texasfrom 1841-1848.Estimate: $800-$1,200Starting Bid: $400 Texas Ranger appointment 42021 Mathew Caldwell Document Signed. Two pages, 7.63” x 9.75” (folded), December 22, 1835, Gonzales, Texas. Written just months after the Battle of Gonzales, this document gives authorization to Eli Mitchel as a contractor for the Volunteer Army. The appointment is signed by Matthew Caldwell, Captain of the Gonzales-Seguin Rangers, Sub Contractor in the Volunteer Army and later, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Notably, this appointment is also co-signed by Ezekiel Williams, one of the Old Eighteen, the group of American colonists who defended Gonzales’ town cannon in events that ultimately led to the Battle of Gonzales. Opens to 9.75” x 15.25”, with some paper loss at the folds, moderate toning, and foxing throughout. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $250 42020 David G. Burnet and James Pinckney Henderson MilitaryAppointment Signed as Texas Secretary of State and Governor of Texas respectively. One page, 16” x 14”, Austin, February [8], 1847, appointing“C. C. Colley First Lieutenant of Rangers in the Company mustered into the Service of the United States on the 20th October 1846.” Blind stamped Seal of the State of Texas at left. The document is nearly torn in two down the12 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 14. 42023 Two Accounts of Army Life in Texas including: Robert G. Carter. On the Border with Mackenzie; Or, Winning West Texas from the Comanches. Washington D. C.: Eynon Printing Company, Inc., 1935. First edition. 8vo, 542 pages. Three black-and-white photo- graphic plates. Original red cloth with gilt titles and blind ruled borders. Separation at spine; corners lightly rubbed. Previous owner’s stamped signature on the front free endpaper. Text tight and clean. A scarce volume in near fine condition. “One of the best sources on the Federal cavalry campaigns against the Indians in the 1870s” (Basic Texas Books). Michael Tate describes Carter’s account in The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography: “Perhaps the best first-hand de- scription of Texas military life and campaigns against Comanches and Kiowas during the turbulent 1870s. As a captain in Ranald Mackenzie’s Fourth Cavalry, Carter participated in some of the most important events, and he describes these in great detail.” [and:] Robert G. Carter. The Old Sergeant’s Story. Winning the West From the Indians and Bad Men in 1870 to 1876. New York: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1926. First edition. 8vo, 220 pages. Photographic portrait of John B. Charlton used as the frontispiece and seven additional plates. Publisher’s original 42022 Capt. Robert red cloth over boards with titles stamped in black on the front board G. Carter. On the and spine. Some minor shelf wear; bumped corners. Carter’s story of his Border with Mackenzie; former comrade, John B. Charlton, the “old sergeant”, was written from or, Winning West Texas the many letters between the two men until Charlton’s death in 1922. from the Comanches. Robert G. Carter was a Medal of Honor recipient and participated in Washington D. C.: Eynon many campaigns against Comanche and Kiowa Indians while serving Printing Company, Inc., in the 4th Cavalry.[1935]. Inscribed by the author on a note pasted to the half title page.First edition. 8vo, xviii, 542 pages. Illustrated with three black and References: Basic Texas Books 25. Howes C195. Rader 611. Adams Six-white plates. Red cloth binding with title and author’s name in gilt let- Guns 383; Howes C194.tering on front board and spine. Some rubbing on binding; adhesive Estimate: $1,500-$2,500ghosting on front pastedown and shallow nibbling on bottom edge, Starting Bid: $750however, the copy is in fine condition.“One of the best sources on the Federal cavalry campaigns against the Indians in the 1870s.” (Basic Texas Books). Michael Tate describes Carter’s account in The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography: “Perhaps the best first-hand description of Texas military life and campaigns against Comanches and Kiowas during the turbu- lent 1870s. As a captain in Ranald Mackenzie’s Fourth Cavalry, Carter participated in some of the most important events, and he describes these in great detail.”References: Basic Texas Books 25. Howes C195. Rader 611.Estimate: $1,500-$2,000Starting Bid: $750 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 13
  • 15. 42024 George Catlin. Westward Bound A Hundred Years Ago. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1939. First edition, limited to 115 hand-numbered and signed copies of which this is number 80. Signed by illustrator Tom Lea on the limitation page. 4to, 10 pages printed on the recto side only. With sketches by Tom Lea throughout text. Quarter-bound gray paper over yellow printed boards; clear dust jacket. Dust jacket has repair work on back, but otherwise a beautiful copy in fine condition. While reading Catlin’s Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, artist Tom Lea stumbled upon a page where “Catlin’s thick-spread prose was a song to me - the song of that old traveler’s heart, and the West a cry of freedom. Every paragraph asked its own page and every page its picture.” At the time of original issue only 57 copies were bound. Due to slow sales it was only in 1944, five years after the original publication, that the remaining books were bound, including this beautiful volume, one of only six bound in cloth. Reference: Lowman 11. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500 Starting Bid: $500 Scarce copy of History of the Cattlemen of Texas14 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 16. 42025 History of the Cattlemen of Texas. A Brief Resume of the Stock Industry of the Southwest and a Biographical Sketch of Many of the ImportantCharacters Whose Lives are Interwoven Therein. Dallas: Johnston Printing and Advertising Company, 1914. First edition. Large 8vo. 327 pp. Frontispiece.55 illustrations. Rebound to style in black textured cloth, with original leather title label with gilt lettering mounted to front board. Gilt lettering to spine.Some mild rubbing to extremities. Mild to moderate foxing to three blank fly-leaves, to half-title, and to fore-edge. A tight and bright copy in near finecondition.From the foreword: “The private libraries of Texans and the public libraries of the Southwest will be enriched by the addition of a volume dedicated to thelives and deeds and work of the cattlemen of Texas, the men who have been identified with the industry in all its vicissitudes of fortune and whose namesare household words in the city and hamlet as well as in the country range.” The first 61 pages give a history and overview of Texas ranching, followed by58 biographic sketches of cattlemen.This book was sold in a very limited run to subscribers. Adams calls it “exceedingly rare.” And William Reese, in Six-Score, considers this “the rarest, mostimportant, and least known book on the range cattle industry. No author is known. My personal belief is that Russell Evan Ward, whose sketch appearslast in the book, may have had something to do with its compiling.” He concludes that it “should be one of the most prized books of any collector fortu-nate enough to own one.” TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA.References: Haley, Vandale, pp. 23-215. Herd 2254. Howes T127. Six-Score 59.Estimate: $18,000-$25,000Starting Bid: $9,000 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 15
  • 17. 42026 Texas 1936 Centennial China with Bluebonnets. Four pieces, produced by Cavitt-Shaw, white with blue rims and blue- bonnet flourishes, made for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. Shallow bowl with small handle, 6.75” x 2”. Notably, there is an assemblage of bluebonnets in the shape of a Texas five-point star on the bottom of the bowl. Additionally, there are two small bunches of bluebonnets on the sides. Inside the bowl, stamped in silver, “Texas 1936 Centennial“. No chipping or cracking. Egg cup, 2.75” x 3.75”. Decorated with two bunches of bluebon- nets, one on the façade of the cup and another on the base. No markings or stamps on the egg cup. No chipping or cracking. Small Cream Pitcher, 2.25” x 3.5” (with handle and lip, 4.75”). Stamped in silver “Texas 1936 Centennial“. There is a very small (2mm) chip to lip of the creamer. Adorned with one bluebonneton the inside of the creamer with several additional bunches around base of the exterior.Chocolate Pot, 3.75” x 6.75”. On bottom, stamped with “Texas 1936 Centennial“ in silver and “Cavitt-Shaw 136D“ in green. No chipping or cracking.Cavitt-Shaw was a division of W.S. George, which at one time was the largest pottery manufacturer in the United States. Known for its “utilityware,”china and pottery for hotels and restaurants, in addition to kitchenware, crockery and dinnerware sets for the individual buyer. The company was dis-solved in 1955.Estimate: $400-$500Starting Bid: $200 42027 [General Thomas Jefferson Chambers]. Documents Connected with the Late Controversy between Gen. T. J. Chambers of Texas, and Messrs. Wilson & Postlethwaite of Kentucky. Louisville: Prentice & Weissinger, Printers, 1836. 8vo, 27 pages. Plain blue wraps. Modern quarter-bound slipcase in red cloth with red, gilt lettered spine and red tri-fold protective case in red cloth over boards. During the Texas Revolution, agents from Texas roamed the United States pleading for military aid. Thomas J. Chambers was one such agent. Having first been against the rebellion, but now in full support of it, he requested a major general’s commission and in exchange he traveled to Kentucky where he would“engage emigrants and raise the means to equip and supply the army by pledging the faith of our republic.” Colonel Edward J. Wilson and Captain G. L. Postlethwaite were among those that answered the call. Receiving a chilly reception by President Burnet and his Cabinet, they returned to Kentucky with 80 of their men, and wrote a disparaging letter about the people of Texas, and General Chambers in particular, which ignited a war of words in a Louisville newspaper. Chambers then retaliated with a letter in defense not only of himself, but of Texas. Wilson, he says,“appeared to be animated by the same noble and chivalric feelings as his companions, but who, it would seem by his subsequent conduct, was actuated by motives purely selfish, and is capable of cherishing feelings of the deepest revenge for the slightest disappointment of his avarice or vanity.” He goes on to present testimonies of the situation by other volunteers from Kentucky which refutes the stance of Wilson and Postlethwaite. Chambers, still in Louisville, remained to await the arrival of Wilson and Postlethwaite and was advised of “the probability of a street attack...made upon him“ to which he made “arrangements to call them out and fight them on the same day...if challenged.”With the possibility of an impending duel, the remainder of the publication consists of letters between the friends of both parties negotiating an honor-able way for the men to avoid bloodshed. A fascinating read. Light shelfwear to slipcase. Light to moderate scattered foxing; toned margins. Else fine.Reference: Sabin 95079.Estimate: $2,500-$3,500Starting Bid: $1,25016 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 18. 42029 Franklin Chase Archive spanning the years 1839 through 1866, it includes letters, a copy of a decree by President Benito Juárez, a broad- side from Ignacio Comonfort, and payment cards all owned by Franklin Chase, who collected the documents during his time with the United States Consulate. Franklin Chase (?-1890) was a United States consular agent, vice-consul, and then consul for Tampico, Mexico, for a total of thirty-seven years. After being forced to leave Tampico at the start of the Mexican War, his wife Ann, who was Irish and held British citizenship, refused to leave and carried out her husband’s business. She fed informa-42028 Thomas Jefferson Chambers. To the People of Texas. Twelve tion to the U. S. military through British officers that led to the bloodlesspages, 5.25” x 8”, printed and bound in booklet form, Austin, February 20, capture of the city by the Americans. He returned to Mexico and, after1863, introducing himself as “a candidate for the office of Governor of Texas“ the recall of the German, Spanish, and French consuls, he filled in, servedfor the upcoming gubernatorial election later that year. Chambers feels as consul to four nations at one time. He died in New York in Decemberit necessary to lay before the citizenry of Texas the events of the past two 27, 1890.years in which he sought an appointment to the Confederate army andleft the Confederate capital “with some feelings of exasperation against the The seven letters contained are of a professional nature and all but one isPresident and his cabinet on account of his failure to have our coast properly addressed to Franklin Chase. The include:defended, to provide our Texas troops with Texian commanders, treatwith due respect the recommendation and request of our State.“ Gideon Welles Letter Signed as Secretary of the Navy. One page, 7.75” x 10”, “Navy Department,” October 17, 1862, to Ann Chase, the wife ofChambers presents as evidence letters from Texas Governor Frank R. Franklin Chase. In full: “The Department has received your letter of theLubbock, the Texas Senate, and the Texas House of Representatives, dat- 13th inst, in which you ask that a government vessel may be sent to Tampicoing 1861 to 1862, requesting an appointment in the Confederate army Mexico, to afford you a passage to your home there, (other means being uncer-in his name. Lubbock pleads his case best when he describes Chambers tain) and regrets that the exigencies of the service will not permit a complianceas “one of the earliest settlers of Texas, and held the rank of Major General with your request.”and second in command in the Texas revolution, and he received two votes of Signature has slight smudging; folds. Very fine.thanks for the Congress of the Republic, for the distinguished services he ren-dered in that position.” [Mexican War] Henry Pinkney Autograph Letter Signed “Henry Pinkney.” One page, 7.75” x 9.5”, written aboard the “US Steamer VixenHe goes on to explain his volunteer service as an aide to General Hood off the Tuspan [Tuxpan] reef,” April 18, 1848, to Franklin Chase. In part:and his plea to the Confederate government to defend the coast of Texas. “Our communication with Vera Cruz is so rare, and at such uncertain inter-At the end he outlines his plans for the future of Texas if he is elected and vals, that I am induced to take the liberty of enclosing some letters for home toconcludes by appealing to the sense of patriotism felt by her citizens: your care... We are completely out of the way of getting news here, and I am ignorant of the prospects that there may be of concluding a peace, and as we“Be of good cheer, my fellow-countrymen, for our cause is just and holy, and feel a great interest in the progress of the negotiation, you would confer a favor it will triumph. God, in his inscrutable wisdom and justice...has permitted by giving us any intelligence repeating it.” The bottom margin of the letter our vandal foes to occupy for a season, and to devastate some of the fairest has the following note: “A few days after the receipt of this letter Mr Chase portions of our beloved order to harden our hearts against, and to received the melancholy news of the death of Comds Pinkney & [William S.] separate us forever from , a barbarian people, fanatical, intolerant, deaf to the Harris. They were both drowned on the Bar of Tuspan!!” voice of conscience, meddlesome, corrupt, conceited, perfidious, incapable of maintaining and administering a free Government, and wholly unworthy of D. Sanzac Autograph Letter Signed. Three pages, 5” x 8”, New Orleans, our association; and He will, in his own good time, accord to us the final vic- January 12, 1866, to Franklin Chase regarding the case of the Steamer tory, and our independence.” Sonora. In part: “...Thanking you for extraordinary exertions in case of steamer ‘Sonora’ I have to state to you that all papers relating thereto are in theChambers lost the election to Pendleton Murrah. Remnant of bind- hands of his Hon. Wm. H. Seward, Secretary of State... Possessing copies ofing along the left edge; the majority of pages detached. Heavy toning. Registers of evidences I will at once proceed to Tampico and hope your aid andDamage to first page and ink notations. Corner dog-eared on page 12. ability will bring this case to a close.” On page three is the copy of a letterFrom the papers of B.A. Shepherd. sent to Mr. Clavel from Secretary of State William Seward in which heEstimate: $700-$1,000 writes: “Your communication of the 22nd of October, relative to the steamerStarting Bid: $350 ‘Sonora,’ has been received and will engage my attention.” During the Civil War, the Sonora was a merchant vessel of the United States owned by F. Clavel. In 1864, she was seized by a part of her crew while on route to New Orleans and was diverted and docked in Aransas bay (Texas) where she was delivered to Confederate agents. The agents Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 17
  • 19. pretended to condemn the event and “sold” the ship, splitting the sum of$11,000 with those who stole her. On June 9, 1865, flying the flag of theConfederacy, she sailed for Tampico, Mexico.[Mexican War]. William Gates Letter Signed “Wm. Gates.” One page, 8”x 9.75”, “Head Quarters Artillery Battalion“, Tampico [Mexico], December3, 1846, to Franklin Chase appointing him “Actg Collector of the Port ofTampico“ after the capture of the port during the first year of the MexicanWar. Folds; very fine.Additional letters include: Richard Pinckney Letter Signed, August 21(n. y.), regarding the detainment of the Sloop Robert May in Tuxpan fornot having proper receipts for her cargo; Charles R. Webster AutographLetter Signed, January 13, 1857, informing Chase of his appointmentas “consul for Tehuantecpec, and Huatulco“; and Treasury DepartmentLetter, August 24, 1855, informing Ann Chase that “the receipt which youwere desired to transmit to this office for the sum of $ not absolutelynecessary...”Also included: Decree by President Benito Juarez to the “Secretary ofState and the Dispatch of Foreign Relations.“ Twenty-one pages, 9” x 14”,Vera Cruz, November 26, 1859. Fair copy of a decree by the presidentestablishing consuls, vice-consuls, and consular agents of those countrieswith which Mexico has peaceful relations with to enter Mexico, grantedthey have first received an exequatur based on the character of those ap-pointed. What follows is a list of thirty-four articles giving rules for the 42031 José Cisneros Original Pen and Ink Drawing titled Sp.-conduct of the agents as well as the powers of the consul to “further...the Mexican “Hacendado” - Mid. 18th Cent. 14“ x 19” (sight), matted andinterests of their countrymen, specially [sic] of those engaged in commercial framed to an overall size of 20.75” x 25.75”. Signed “J. Cisneros / El Paso/pursuits.” ‘90“ in the lower left corner. The self-taught artist is best known for his Riders Across the Centuries: Horsemen of the Spanish Borderlands,[War of Reform]. El Progreso Broadside regarding the resignation of a collection of more than 100 original illustrations that received thePresident Ignacio Comonfort and his subsequent flight to Veracruz one National Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award in 1985. Cisneros wasweek prior. One Page, in Spanish, 4.75” x 10.75”, Vera Cruz, January 28, also presented with the National Humanities Medal in 2002. Very minor1858. soiling in margins. Estimate: $500-$700Also, three payment cards including: One in the amount of two pesos. 7.5” Starting Bid: $400x 3.25”, 1839, in Spanish; Carta de Pago. Paid to Franklin Chase in theamount of MXN $63.00, 8.25” x 3.5”, 1840, in Spanish; Carta de Pago.Paid to Franklin Chase in the amount of MXN $279.38, 8.25” x 3.5”, 1840, 42032 Nestor Clayin Spanish. Autographed Letter SignedEstimate: $500-$700 Twice “N. Clay.“ Two andStarting Bid: $250 one-half pages, 7.75” x 12.5”, “Austin’s Colony,” April, 28, 1832, in ink, it reads, in full: A scarce Mexican passport issued to a citizen of the Austin colony “I have just met with an op- portunity of writing to you by a gentleman from Christian County Ky. Mr. Estis he is so well pleased he wishes to give a way one of the finest homes & farm in Ky to get leave to come to this free fighting stock raise- ing [sic] money hunting coun- 42030 Horatio Chriesman trys [sic] I have just got home Signed Mexican Passport having been gone since the Granting Safe Passage to 15th of January last on a cam- the United States. One page, paign against the Indians in the 8” x 8.25”, “Villa de Austin“, mountains we traveled about May 24, 1832. Signing as 300 miles up the Colorado “Alcalde” of the jurisdiction across to the Brazos Thenceof Austin, Chriesman grants the “colonist Benj McKinney passage to the down that & the Rio San Andrews in a king 681 miles & saw no IndiansUnited States of the North“ for business purposes. Some restoration to the but we got a chance to living for 3 months on 19 different kinds of animalsseparations at the folds on verso, with dampstaining and toning. to wit Buffalo Mustang horse wild cow Deer antelope panther Bear wild cat mountain cat polecat Leopard cat together with a variety of fish fowl turtle &cChriesman arrived in Texas in 1822 as one of Stephen Austin’s Old Three making 19 in all we started to be gone 20 or 30 days so that we were 60 daysHundred. In addition to acting as Alcalde, he also served as Stephen without Bread salt coffee sugar Tobacco or in fact any thing beat Horse beef atAustin’s surveyor until 1836. times but I do assure You that it is better than Buffalo wild cow or venison so that if you have an old fat horse that is worth no more than an ox of the sameEstimate: $600-$900 size you can try it & I can also State that polecat is the worst meete [sic] I haveStarting Bid: $300 ever tasted. The family are all in good health having children & all she says she18 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 20. is trying to make arrangements for us all to come to see you this fall she is sole maneger [sic] here she has & tolerable crop of corn some rye wheat & oats that lookspretty well she has 40 calves in her pen & expects 60 this season they are now fine beef even the milch [sic] cows she has about 200 head & is getting quite proud ofher stock & farm for you must know that I have my bottle of Brandy by me & have gave ale up but arms your grand children & child looks very well to be serious Ishould be glad to hear from you & all my friend often but you have badly neglected writing as well as the rest of my friends write how all are & give us all the news““PS I had like to have forgot to tell you of the quantity of silver oar [sic] we found I think from the experiment made and the silver smelted that we may calculate on a fortune some day from it. N. Clay“Nestor Clay (1799-1835), a cousin of the famous politician Henry Clay, first moved to “Austin’s Colony“ in 1822. Austin’s Colony had been established in1821 by an empresario grant issued by the Spanish government to Moses Austin, who died before his plan could be put into action. His son, Stephen F.Austin, deemed the rightful heir of the grant which allowed three hundred families (the Old Three Hundred) to settle as colonists in Texas, carried onhis father’s work. In 1824, Clay, a former state senator from Kentucky, returned to Texas after a brief visit to Kentucky where he had gone to be married.He was a member of the Conventions of 1832 and 1833 and was killed during an Indian raid in 1834. While not a member of the Old Three Hundred, bythe time of his death he held title issued by the Mexican government for 25,000 acres.The letter is toned and there is some foxing. The paper exhibits the usual fold creases and there are some minor tears along these. Ghosting from theoriginal wax seal; the script is bold and beautifully preserved. In fine condition.Estimate: $700-$900Starting Bid: $350 Colorado Springs42033 Colorado Springs Vacation Home.A five day stay in Colorado Springs, located8950 above sea level. The house includes sev-en bedrooms and 4 ½ baths on three levels,with views of Pikes Peak, Sangre de CristoMountains, and the Collegiate Range. Fullyequipped gourmet kitchen looks out onto anexpansive living room, ideal for entertain-ing and family fun. The house sits on 160acres, and includes a two acre trout lake onthe northern edge of the property. (Fishingis strictly catch and release.) Hiking, photog-raphy, bird watching, wild life, fishing, ski-ing, gaming/gambling, shopping, picnicking,camping and golf are all within easy reach ofthe property.Blackout dates are: May 15-June 15;September 15-October 15. Option/backupdates are a good idea in case of any schedul-ing conflicts, especially for Thanksgiving,Christmas, Labor Day and July 4. TSHAmember donation. All proceeds, includingBuyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA.Estimate: $5,000-$7,000Starting Bid: $2,500 42034 Roscoe P. Conkling and Margaret B. Conkling. The Butterfield Overland Mail 1857-1869. Its Organization and Operation over the Southern Route to 1861; subsequently over the Central Route to 1866; and under Wells, Fargo and Company in 1869. Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1947. First edition. Three 8vo volumes, 412 pages; 446 pages. Atlas volume with seventy-seven plates and three folding maps. Original publisher’s maroon cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spines. Top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. A beautiful set with only trivial fading to spines and light shelf wear, otherwise in near fine condition. The Conklings (husband and wife) began writing their history in 1920 and upon publi- cation in 1947 it became the primary source of information for the Butterfield Overland Mail, the first great overland mail service running from the Mississippi River to the Pacific coast. The Conklings allegedly traveled over 65,000 miles in preparation for their book, interviewing anyone they could find associated with Butterfield as well as taking over 6,000 photographs. Estimate: $600-$800 Starting Bid: $300 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 19
  • 21. to Texas two weeks prior to resume command of his regiment and Heintzelman is giving an account of activities leading up to, and includ- ing his involvement in, the so-called First Cortina War. Heintzelman begins by giving a description of Juan Nepomuceno Cortina, “the leader of the banditti who have for the last five months been in arms on the Lower Rio Grande, murdering, robbing, and burning.” He describes Cortina as: “...a ranchero, at one time claiming to be an American, and at another a Mexican. At the same time General [Zachary] Taylor arrived...he was a soldier in General Arista’s army. He has been for years noted as a lawless, desperate man.” He describes the first incident of hostilities: “on the 13th of July last he was in Brownsville with some of his ranchero friends, when a man who was formerly a servant of his was arrested by the city marshal for abusing a cof- feehouse keeper. Cortinas attempted to rescue the man; he fired twice on the marshall [sic], the second shot wounding him in the shoulder, and rescued the prisoner. He mounted his horse, took the prisoner up behind him, and with his friends around him rode off defying the authorities to arrest him. He escaped to Matamoros, and there was treated with consideration and lauded s the de- fender of Mexican rights.” On September 28, 1859, Cortina and forty to eighty men entered the town of Brownsville. “The citizens were awakened by firing and cries of ‘Viva cheno Cortinas!’...’Viva Mexico!’ The city was already in his possession...He avowed his determination to kill the Americans, but assured the Mexicans and42035 Victor Considerant. European Colonization in Texas: An foreigners that they should not be molested. Thus was a city of two thousandAddress to the American People. New York: Baker, Godwin & Co., Book to three thousand inhabitants occupied by a band of armed bandits.” Two daysand Job Printers, 1855. First American edition. 8vo. 38 pp. Wrappers. later, after evacuating Brownsville, Cortina issues a proclamation, “inPages 1-4 excised. Covers lightly foxed and soiled. Pages with light to mod- which he bid defiance to law, and assumed to protect those whom he allegederate foxing. Otherwise, very good copy of a scarce text. From the papers of had been injured on account of their Mexican origin.”B.A. Shepherd. Heintzelman describes the events up to his arrival on December 5 with aReferences: Eberstadt 134:616. Howes C699. Sabin 15927. detachment of the United States army. Trying to get assess the situation,Estimate: $500-$700 he writes: “The morning after our arrival I endeavored to get information asStarting Bid: $250 to the number, position, and objects of Cortinas; everyone appeared to be as ig- norant of these matters as I was.” A combined force of Texas Rangers under John S. Ford and U. S. Cavalry finally defeat Cortina at the battle of Rio Grande City. Of the victory, Heintzelman says: “The defeat was complete. We captured his guns, ammunition and baggage carts, provisions, everything he could throw away to lighten his flight, and entirely dispersed his force.“ One year later, with the eruption of the Civil War, Heintzelman would be promoted to brigadier general of volunteers and brevetted the same rank in the regular army in 1862. He commanded at First and Second Manassas. Robert E. Lee remained in Texas until the secession of the southern states forced his recall to Washington to take command of the Union army. He politely declined and followed his home state of Virginia into the Confederate States. Heavy damage along the margins of the first and last page with moderate toning of page edges throughout; text is unaffected and is bright. The letter was intended as a report of events to a superior officer, but uninten- tionally reads like a western novel. Except for the flaws mentioned, it is in near fine condition. Estimate: $700-$900 Starting Bid: $35042036 [Cortina War] and [Samuel P. Heintzelman]. Later Fair Copyof a Letter to Colonel Robert E. Lee. Thirty-five pages, held with twostaples at the top, 8.5” x 14”, Fort Brown [Texas], March 1, 1860. Writtenfrom the “Headquarters Brownsville Expedition,” Lee had just returned20 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 22. 42037 James Cox.Historical and BiographicalRecord Of The CattleIndustry & The Cattlemenof Texas & AdjacentTerritory. St. Louis:Woodward & Tiernan, 1895.First edition. 4to. 743pp.Indices. Illustrations. Clothover board, gray color withstamped spine. Marbledendpapers. Some soiling tothe edges and occasionallythroughout the book. A fewsmall tears to pages towardthe end of the book and havebeen repaired with cellotape.Otherwise, pages in goodcondition with corners crisp.Signed and dated by originalowner, “January 1, 1896“.The first 293 pages concernthe history of the cattle industry, but the bulk of the book, nearly 400 double-columned pages, is devoted to biographical sketches of 449 cattlemen. Thereis also a short section concerning the importance of the railroads on the cattle industry. “One of the ‘big four’ cattle books. An important book on thehistory of the cattle industry, and no collector’s library would be complete without it. It is rarely found with the frontispiece, and since it is an unusuallyheavy book and the leather has deteriorated with age, its back strip is usually missing or in bad condition. It is said that the scarcity of this book is due tothe fact that nearly all the editions were lost in a warehouse fire” (Adams, Herd). Reese, in Six Score, calls this book “the cornerstone of any range library.”References: Basic Texas Books 34. Herd 593. Howes J820. Reese 24.Estimate: $8,000-$12,000Starting Bid: $4,000 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 21
  • 23. 42038 [Crime]. Report of the Directors and Officers of the Texas Penitentiary, For the Years 1856,‘57. Printed by order of the Legislature of the State of Texas. Austin: Printed by John Marshall & Co., State Printers, 1857. First edition. 8vo. Slim wrappers. 46 pages. Original printed wrappers. One corner of rear wrapper and spine ends chipped, occasional mild foxing. With “B. A. Shepherd, Presented by Genl. [John S.] Besser, February 2nd, 1858“ written in ink on front cover; ink list on rear cover. Very good. Scarce. Biennial report of the state prison at Huntsville, containing Directors’ Report, Financial Agent’s Report (John S. Besser), Superintendent’s Report (James Gillaspie), and Physician’s Report for the state prison at Huntsville.With a detailed list of the 94 inmates, including their crimes and sentences, received in that two-year period. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $250 Rare signature of David Crockett signed days before the end of his first term as a congressman 42039 David Crockett Promissory Note Signed “David Crockett.” One page, 7.75” x 2”, Washington, February 24, 1829. Folk hero David Crockett was representing western Tennessee as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives when he signed this promissory note to payee Bob McHatton for the sum of $700. The note reads in full: “On the 26th of December next, I prom- ise to pay to the order of Bob McHatton, seven hundred dollars for value received, payable at the office of D[?] & Deposits.” Only days before his first term as a congressman adjourned, Crockett was suffering from nostalgia and was anxious to get away from Washington and back to his home in Tennessee. But he first had to pay off several debts, which is likely the rea- son for this loan. Money was always hard to come by for the frontiersman - he put himself in a financial bind in 1828 when he bought 250 additional acres in western Tennessee. He also22 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 24. needed funds for his upcoming reelection campaign, which promised to Although we are assured on the title page that this book was indeedbe a difficult one for him since his only real success during his first term “Written by [Crockett] Himself,” we are also informed that “The Narrativehad been to secure a U.S. postal route through his home district. [was] Brought Down From the Death Of Col. Crockett To the Battle Of San Jacinto, by an Eye-Witness.” In fact, the book was written by oneThe frontiersman won reelection, but in his final bid for the U.S. House Richard Penn Smith, the son of a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, whofive years later, he lost. Days after that defeat, Crockett met one last reached his widest literary audience and left his most lasting mark ontime with his Tennessee constituents and delivered a short speech. “I the American literary tradition through his anonymous authorshipput the ingredients in the cup pretty strong,” he wrote in his autobi- of Col. Crockett’s Exploits, a book that gave his countrymen a new,ography. “I concluded my speech by telling them that I was done with sanitized Crockett as a figure worthy of emulation. Although a clumsypolitics for the present, and that they might all go to hell, and I would fabrication produced with pecuniary profit and political gain as its onlygo to Texas.” Then he and his rifle Betsey left “to give the Texians a goals, Smith’s work was the early forerunner of one of America’s uniquehelping hand.” He was killed doing just that at the Battle of the Alamo art forms - the popular western.on March 6, 1836. (David Crockett, A Narrative of the Life of DavidCrockett, of the State of Tennessee [Philadelphia: E. L. Carey and A. Dr. Alexander Dienst was a dentist, author, and historian who amassedHart, 1834],31, 33.) This document is boldly signed. Framed to an over- a collection of books and primary sources dealing with Texas history,all size of 17.75” x 21.75”. primarily the Texas Revolution and the Texas Navy. From 1932 to 1935Estimate: $25,000-$35,000 served as president of the Texas State Historical Association and au-Starting Bid: $12,500 thored the book “The Navy of the Republic of Texas, 1835-1845.” Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $250 Texas historian Alexander Dienst’s copy 42041 [Confederate States]. Reports of the Committee on Public Safety to the Convention of the People of the State of Texas, Which Assembled at Austin, the 28th January, 1861, and Re-assembled on the 2nd Day of March, 1861: Containing the Missions to San Antonio, to the Rio Grande, and to the N. W. Frontier. Gen’l Roger’s Mission to Louisiana, to Procure Arms and the Conference of the Sub-Committee With the Late Gov. Houston, With Accompanying Documents. Austin: John Marshall, 1861. First edition. 8vo, 173 pages. Bound in modern brown leather with gilt lettering to spine. Marbled endpapers. Foxed and toned throughout. Very good. This report provides a wealth of detail regarding the early days of the secession in Texas. Various reports describe in fascinating detail the handover of installations, weapons and other military stores from Federal troops in San Antonio and other Texas locations - the wide42040 [Richard Penn Smith]. Col. Crockett’s Exploits and range of “acquired” booty includes furniture, weapons, building materi-Adventures in Texas: Wherein is Contained a Full Account of his als, and cash. The report also details the meeting between GovernorJourney from Tennessee to the Red River and Natchitoches, and Sam Houston and the “Public Safety Committee,” in which the gover-Thence Across Texas to San Antonio Including his Many Hair-Breadth nor was effectively forced from office. An invaluable resource for refer-Escapes: Together with a Topographical, Historical and Political View of ence and a fascinating read when opened at any random spot.Texas. London: R. Kennett, 1837. First English edition. 12mo, 152 pages.Sixteen pages of ads preceding the title page. Bound in modern brown References: Crandall, Confederate Imprints 2167.leather with blind and gilt stamped to front board and gilt lettering on Estimate: $700-$1,000spine. Marbled endpapers. This copy once belonged to Alex Dienst, Starting Bid: $350who has made many pencil and ink notations throughout. Moderate toheavy foxing scattered throughout, especially in the front and near theback. Light scuffing to boards. In clear dust jacket. Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 23
  • 25. Texas Confederate Printings legislative session also enacted An Act to transfer the State Troops to the Confederate States service and another Act to provide for the protection of the Frontier, and turning over the Frontier Regiment to the Confederate States service. Very good condition. General Laws of the Tenth Legislature (Second Extra Session,) of the State of Texas. By Authority. Austin: Printed at the “State Gazette” Book and Job Office. 1865. First edition. 8vo. 28 pp. including Index. Disbound and sewn. Lightly age toned; light to moderate foxing throughout. As the War Between the States continued, this session of the legislature enacted laws to finance the War through tax levies, to assist destitute families of Texas soldiers, and to guarantee the right to counsel in civilian and military courts. A Joint Resolution asserts that the Confederate States of America (not any separate Confederate State) should be the exclusive42042 [Confederate Texas] Six Volumes of the Laws of the State of negotiator with the Union in any peace treaties.Texas Printed during the Civil War.Laws of the Eighth Legislature of the State of Texas. Extra Session. By Reference: Parrish and Willingham 4185. Crandall 2175. Winkler 1407.Authority. Austin: Printed by John Marshall & Co., State Printers. 1861. Very good.First edition. 8vo. 70 pp. including indices. Disbound and stitched. Light Estimate: $1,000-$1,500age toning throughout; minor foxing on wrappers. During this extra ses- Starting Bid: $500sion, the Congress passed An Act for submitting the Ordinance of Secessionto the People, as well as acts for the disposition of runaway slaves, and au-thorization for border counties to organize a militia of forty “Minute Men,”ten of whom could be used as spies.Reference: Parrish, Confederate Imprints 4191. Winkler 228. Very goodcondition.General Laws of the Ninth Legislature of the State of Texas. ByAuthority. Houston: Printed by E.H. Cushing, Telegraph Book and JobEstablishment. 1862. First edition. 8vo. 64 pp., xii pp. Index. Disboundand sewn. Light age toning throughout; minor foxing on outermost leaves.This session of the Texas Legislature puts the State on a war footing byorganizing State troops, and by organizing the government as part of theConfederacy. Joint Resolutions justify secession by Texas and the Southand the establishment of a new government.Reference: Parrish and Willingham 4181. Winkler 497. Very good condi-tion.General Laws of the Extra Session of the Ninth Legislature, of the Stateof Texas. Published by Authority. Austin: Printed at the Office of theTexas Almanac. 1863. First edition. 8vo. 44 pp. including Index. Disboundand stitched. Light age toning throughout; minor foxing on wrappers.This legislative session concerns itself with issues relating to the CivilWar. The legislature defines the offense of inciting slave insurrections to 42043 [Texas Legislature]. General Laws of the Eighth Legislatureinclude any Union officer’s entry onto Texas soil: “Our enemies are seeking of the State of Texas, By Authority. Austin: Printed by John Marshall &to bring upon us a servile war by arming our slaves and placing them in the Co., 1860. First edition. 8vo. Wrappers. 151 pages. Printed wrappers. Largeranks of their armies.” Also included is An Act to provide against the hostile portion of front cover torn away. Ink to both covers which appear to haveinvasion of the State of Texas by persons of color, which treats as a criminal, been used as blotting material. Some offsetting and toning to pages. Inand would sell into slavery, “any person of color invading or coming into the generally very good condition. Scarce.State of Texas for the purpose of waging war against the people of said State.”Reference: Parrish and Willingham 4182. Crandall 2172. Winkler 976. The Eighth Legislature met from November 1859 to April 1861; SamVery good condition. Houston was elected the seventh Governor of Texas in December 1859. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. General Laws of the Tenth Legislature of the State of Texas. Published by Authority. Houston: Printed at the Office of the Galveston News. 1864. Reference: Winkler 1427. First edition. 8vo. 60 pp. including Index. Light age toning; final leaf Estimate: $500-$700 shows some foxing. Among other legislation, this session defines treason, Starting Bid: $250 sedition, and disloyalty to the State of Texas or to the Confederacy as:“Any act, the tendency of which is to give aid and comfort to the public enemy, committed with intent to aid his operations,“ including written and/or spoken words to that effect. Reference: Parrish and Willingham 4183. Winkler 1243. Fine condition.General Laws of the Tenth Legislature, (Called Session,) with theProvisional and Permanent Constitutions of the Confederate States;Also, the Constitution of the State of Texas. Houston, Texas. Printed atthe Galveston “News” Book and Job Office. 1864. First edition. 8vo. 44pp. including Index. Disbound and stitched, with separation of final threeleaves. Light age toning throughout. In addition to publishing in theirentirety the Constitution of the State of Texas and the Constitution forthe Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, this24 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 26. Marbled endpapers. Light to moderate toning. Light foxing. Dampstained along the fore edge throughout. Very good. 42044 [C.S.A.]. The Constitution of the State The Texas Constitution was a conservative document designed partly of Texas, as Amended in to allay public fear of the more radical of the secessionists, and partly to 1861. The Constitution of ease the transition of Texas into the Confederacy. It was as remarkable the Confederate States of for what it did not do as for what it did. It did not substantially change any America. The Ordinances of important law, it did not take an extreme position on the issue of states’ the Texas Convention: and rights, nor did it legalize the resumption of the African slave trade, a an Address to the People of move advocated by some leaders of the secession movement. Texas. Printed by order of the Convention and the Senate. Following ratification of secession from the Union on February 23, 1861, Austin: Printed by John the Secession Convention reconvened. Delegates were dedicated to Marshall, State Printer, 1861. overseeing the transition of Texas as it left union with the United States First edition. 8vo. Wrappers. and joined the Confederate States of America. In this effort, they relied 40 pages. Sewn self-wrappers. heavily on the United States Constitution, making a few distinct changes Moderate foxing throughout. to the text to suit the circumstances. Slavery and states’ rights were more With “A. M. Gentry / Senate” directly defended. A clause providing for emancipation of slaves was in ink on front cover. Very eliminated, and the freeing of slaves was declared illegal. All current state good. The secessionist consti- officials were required to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy, and tution of Texas. Scarce. all existing laws not in conflict with the constitutions of Texas or the Confederate States were declared valid. Abram Morris Gentry (1821-1883) was a legislator and one of the earliest railroad promoters in Texas. Reference: Parrish & Willingham 4147. Winkler 70.He was one of four delegates elected to the Constitutional Union Party’s Estimate: $700-$1,000national convention in Baltimore, and as a Union Democrat had been an Starting Bid: $350active participant at the San Jacinto assembly.The Texas Constitution was a conservative document designed partlyto allay public fear of the more radical of the secessionists, and partly toease the transition of Texas into the Confederacy. It was as remarkablefor what it did not do as for what it did. It did not substantially change anyimportant law, it did not take an extreme position on the issue of states’rights, nor did it legalize the resumption of the African slave trade, amove advocated by some leaders of the secession movement.Following ratification of secession from the Union on February 23, 1861,the Secession Convention reconvened. Delegates were dedicated tooverseeing the transition of Texas as it left union with the United Statesand joined the Confederate States of America. In this effort, they reliedheavily on the United States Constitution, making a few distinct changesto the text to suit the circumstances. Slavery and states’ rights were moredirectly defended. A clause providing for emancipation of slaves waseliminated, and the freeing of slaves was declared illegal. All current stateofficials were required to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy, andall existing laws not in conflict with the constitutions of Texas or the 42046 Dallas Morning News, Eight Leather Bound Volumes ofConfederate States were declared valid. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Typed Indexes for the Years 1903-1910. Large quarto, three-quarter morocco over cloth. Each 300+ page volume begins with a listing ofReferences: Parrish & Willingham 4147. Winkler 70. categories of the news stories contained within. Story “Classifications”Estimate: $500-$800 include: Accidents and Tragedies, Agriculture, Crime, Dallas Fair, LocalStarting Bid: $250 Matters, Oil Matters, and many more. Each hand-typed volume is orga- nized alphabetically by category, and then chronologically by the date of the story, giving a brief synopsis of the event. Among the crime stories are an alarming number of lynchings. A few of the boards are detached, and several volumes have broken spines. Each volume bears the library stamp of the Dallas Morning News. A unique set. Estimate: $800-$1,000 42045 [C.S.A.]. Constitution Starting Bid: $400 of the State of Texas as Amended in 1861. The Constitution of the Confederate States of America. The Ordinances of the Texas Convention: and An Address to the People of Texas. Printed by Order of the Convention and the Senate. Austin: John Marshall, State Printer, 1861. First edition. 8vo, 40 pages. Bound in modern brown leather with gilt lettering to spine. Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 25
  • 27. 42047 Teodoro DeCroix Signed Printed “Vando” Broadside Announcing an EmbargoAgainst England. Oversized “vando” broadside on seal paper, 16.25” x 23.25”, issued by Don Martin de Mayorga, Viceroy of New Spain. Dated Mexico, December 14, 1779, the broad- side announces the embargo issued by Charles III, King of Spain, against England. Mayorga has signed with is paraph directly beneath his printed name. DeCroix signs in the bottom margin beneath a handwritten endorsement stating that the broadside will be printed in the provinces under his care. DeCroix’s signature and endorsement is dated February 1780. The“vando” is made of two bifoliums conjoined, a third sheet measuring 8.25” x 9.5” has been added at bottom to record additional dockets and endorsements. A few tears, and chips at margins, with tiny bits of paper loss at folds. Estimate: $800-$1,200 Starting Bid: $40042048 Teodoro DeCroix Signed Broadside Issued by Viceroy Martin de Mayorga Demonetizing the Currency of his Predecessor AntonioBucareli y Ursúa. Single sheet, 12” x 16.75”, printed on the recto with multiple endorsements and signatures on the verso. Originally issued in Mexicoon December 2, 1779, the broadside extends the deadline for the collection and destruction of old coinage. The decree further states that only the newcoinage is to be exported. DeCroix signs on the verso beneath a lengthy endorsement. Also signed by Antonio Bonilla, early historian of Texas. Unevenmargins, with modest chipping, and a few points of paper loss occurring at the folds. Near fine.Estimate: $600-$800Starting Bid: $30042049 Empresario Green DeWitt Signed Document Granting Land to George W. Davis in Gonzales. Two pages (front and back) on “Coahuila YTejas” seal paper, 8.25” x 12.25”, Gonzales, December 24, 1833. The document states that George W. Davis is entitled to two lots of land, in accordance26 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 28. with “article 30 of the colonization law of March 24, 1825.“ Davis signs on the first page, directly beneath the statement. The document also includes asigned statement by James Blair Patrick attesting that Davis is entitled to the two lots of land at no cost. Green DeWitt and Stephen Smith sign as wit-nesses to Patrick’s statement. With dampstaining and fading throughout, deep folds, and minor chipping not affecting the text along the right margin.Green DeWitt was awarded an empresario grant in 1825 to settle 400 families adjacent to Stephen F. Austin’s colony. Although many families settledin the colony, DeWitt was unable to fulfill his contract which expired on April 15, 1831. He never held an elected position, but did represent Gonzalescounty at the Convention of 1833.George Washington Davis also attended the Convention of 1833 as a delegate. He served as the secretary of the safety committee for Gonzales, and par-ticipated in the first battle of the Texas Revolution, the Battle of Gonzales.Estimate: $500-$700Starting Bid: $25042050 Almeron Dickinson Land Purchase Signed “Almeron Dickinson“ as witness. Two pages, 8” (width varies) x 12.25”, partially printed, Gonzales,December 23, 1833, confirming that “Green Dewitt of the jurisdiction of Gonzales department of Bexar... in consideration of the sum of one hundred Dolars[sic]...hath granted, bargained and sold... unto...William W. Arrington...that parcel of land situated in the Town of Gonzales.” Dickinson’s signature is found atthe very bottom of the verso on the right certifying “that the above is a true copy of the original.” Right edge is unevenly torn and the left and top edges arechipped. Heavily dampstained throughout leading to fading of the majority of text, which remains entirely legible. Weakened folds.Prior to moving to Texas, Almeron Dickinson (sometimes spelled Almaron) was a blacksmith and an artilleryman in the U.S. Army. In 1831, he andhis wife Susanna moved to Gonzales, Texas, as colonists in DeWitt’s Colony. Three months before signing this document, Dickinson fought in the firstbattle of the Texas Revolution at Gonzales. At that battle, the artilleryman was entrusted with the Gonzales cannon (the subject of the famous whiteflag bearing the taunt, “Come and Take It” stitched beneath the likenesses of a single star and cannon). On the morning of October 2, Dickinson, fol-lowing orders, fired the small cannon at the Mexican force led by Francisco de Castaneda. That shot is traditionally known as the first shot of the TexasRevolution. Later at the Siege of Bexar, which lasted from October through early December 1835, Dickinson served as lieutenant of artillery. Then at theAlamo, accompanied by his wife and baby, Angelina, he was again in command of the Texian artillery. Early on March 6, 1836, he said goodbye to hisfamily before being killed along with 189 other men when General Santa Anna’s troops stormed the Texas mission. His wife and daughter, whom SantaAnna offered to adopt, survived and were released.Estimate: $1,800-$2,500Starting Bid: $900 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 27
  • 29. at the top corners. Edges untrimmed. Minimal shelf wear; pages are like new. In the original slip case. Includes an extra silver spine label laid-in back and a brown envelope containing a set of illustrations produced by offset lithography for the book by Tom Lea. Near fine copy. Estimate: $800-$1,200 Starting Bid: $40042051 J. Frank Dobie. The Longhorns. Boston: Little, Brown, andCompany, 1941. First edition, limited to 265 numbered copies of whichthis is number 227. Signed by the author and illustrator Tom Lea. 8vo,xxiii, 388 pages. Illustrated by Tom Lea and pictures. Indexed. Unopenedleaves. Decorative leather over boards. Fore and bottom page edges areuncut. Slight scuffing and bumps to boards and spine; boards faded. Minorstaining to front and rear endpapers. Leaves are tight and like new. In 42053 John C. Duval. Early Times in Texas. Austin: H. P. N.pictorial board slipcase marked “No. 227“ in ink. Also the original adver- Gammel & Co., 1892. First edition. 8vo, vii, 135; 243-253 pages. Appendix.tising pamphlet; 16 pages. Consisting of part one, “Early Times in Texas,” only. Stapled together in booklet form with heavily damaged printed paper covers. Front and rearA chronicle of the longhorns of Texas and the cowboys who tended them. wraps detached. Contents toned and brittle.From the introduction of cattle by the Spanish conquistadors, throughcolonial times, and into the early twentieth century and the breed’s near Also, a typed transmittal letter signed by Roy M. Farrar to Walter W.extinction. “One of the true classics of range cattle literature” (Reese, Six Fondren, dated December 22, 1925, reading: “I am sending you a copyScore). of what I understand to be a true story of a Texas soldier who escaped the Massacre at Goliad, March 27th, 1836. You may have seen this old bookletReferences: Graff 1099. Adams, Herd 694. Howes D375. Six Score 33. before, but if you have not, I am sure you will enjoy the story.”Estimate: $1,500-$2,000Starting Bid: $750 John Duval served variously and valiantly in the Texas Army achieving merit for his actions under the leadership of James W. Fannin, for his escape from the Goliad massacre, and for his service with John C. (Jack) Hays’ company of Texas Rangers. An inveterate dreamer and explorer, reader and writer, Duval is often referred to as “the first Texas man of let- ters.” Originally published serially in ‘Burke’s Weekly” in 1867, Early Times in Texas did not appear in book form (and then only as a pamphlet) until 1892. The story of Duval’s remarkable escape from the Goliad Massacre and his other adventures became a Texas classic. “Of all personal ad- ventures of old-time Texans, it is perhaps the best written and the most interesting” (Dobie). References: Basic Texas Books 51. Raines, p. 74. Howes D603. Graff 1188. Estimate: $400-$700 Starting Bid: $20042052 J. Frank Dobie. Apache Gold & Yaqui Silver. Boston: Little,Brown and Company, 1939. Sierra Madre edition, limited to 265 num-bered copies of which this is number 213 signed by the author and illus-trator, Tom Lea, on a special limitation page inserted in front. 8vo, 366pages. Color frontispiece and additional illustrations in text by Tom Lea.Original tan mottled paper over boards with light brown backstrip andtitles in black on a silver spine label which has been rubbed and damaged28 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 30. furor upon its publication and was described as being “a slander upon the people of Texas,” for a variety of reasons, not least of which was its rather incendiary anti-Texan/pro-Mexican stance. An accusation hurled by Stephen F. Austin against a man he thought was the author of this book even precipitated the challenge of a duel by the wrongly-accused man to defend his honor. The duel was avoided, but soon after the publication of his book, Edward and his family removed to Ohio. “This contemporary history by Edward, notwithstanding some idiosyncra- sies of the author, is one of the essential Texas books. It gives a good ac- count of the physical features and towns and products of the Texas of 1835, followed (p. 142-176) by an excellent analysis of the colonization laws of the republic and state. Pages 177 to the end are devoted for the most part to the political events from 1832 to about October, 1835, with copious extracts from the New Orleans newspapers of December, 1835, on the ill- fated Tampico expedition of Mexia. Edwards performs a useful service in giving lengthy verbatim extracts from many of the important documents of the period” (Streeter). “One of the best accounts of Texas on the eve of the Revolution” (Jenkins). References: Basic Texas Books 53. Graff 1208. Howes E48. Rader 1279. Raines, p. 74. Sabin 21886. Streeter 1199. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000 Starting Bid: $1,500 42055 David B. Edward. The History of Texas; or, The Emigrant’s, Farmer’s, and Politician’s Guide to the Character, Climate, Soil, and Productions of that Country: Geographically Arranged from Personal Observation and Experience. Cincinnati: J. A. James & Co., 1836. First edition. 8vo. xii, 13-336pp plus [2] pages of publisher’s ads. Facsimile hand-colored folding map: “Map of Texas containing the latest Grants and Discoveries“ by E. F. Lee (9.25” x 14”). Original blue cloth spine with partial paper label; contemporary re-covered boards, repaired.42054 David B. Edward. The History of Texas; or, The Emigrant’s, Binding well-worn, espe-Farmer’s, and Politician’s Guide to the Character, Climate, Soil, and cially at the corners, with some scattered soiling and spotting to boards.Productions of that Country: Geographically Arranged from Personal Original spine worn and faded. Scattered foxing, heavy on some pages.Observation and Experience. Cincinnati: J. A. James & Co., 1836. 8vo, xii, Replaced pastedowns and endpapers. Former owner’s bookplate on the336 pages. Folding map of Texas, approximately 12.5” x 8.5”, “containing front pastedown. A good, sound copy of this scarce item.the latest Grants and Discoveries,” with colored boundaries, by E. F. Lee.Blue cloth over boards, with an additional covering on the front and back References: Basic Texas Books 53. Graff 1208. Howes E48. Rader 1279.boards. Paper title label to spine is lightly rubbed. Notation in ink “15“ on Raines, p. 74. Sabin 21886. Streeter 1199.the title page. Map is in excellent condition. In a clear dust jacket that is Estimate: $600-$800coming apart in places. Minor shelfwear. A very good copy of this scarce Starting Bid: $300item, infrequently encountered with the map.One of the best early accounts of Texas, written by a Scotsman whosettled in Texas in the early 1830s. His descriptions of the recent re-volt, of the land, the people, and the economy were the most accurateto-date, but it was his inclusion and analysis of colonization regulationsand translations of Mexican decrees which, from a historical perspective,prove particularly useful. As informative as the book was, it caused a great Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 29
  • 31. 42057 [Vicente Filisola]. Memorias para la Historia de la guerra de Tejas, por el General de Division, D. Vicente Filisola, ac- tual Presidente del Supremo Tribunal de Guerra y Marina de la Republica.... Mexico: Ignacio Cumplido, 1849. First Cumplido edition. Two volumes in one 8vo. 256, 267-511 [1 blank], [2, himno]; 267 [1 blank] pp. Contemporary Mexican mottled calf with decorative gilt borders to covers. Spine neatly rebacked with elaborate decorative gilt titles, ruling, and device laid on; missing top third. Corners and edges of binding expertly renewed. Marbled end- papers with modern bookplate of José L. González and his blind embossed stamp on lower corner of title and p. 19. Covers lightly rubbed with some small abrasions. Pages lightly and uniformly toned with occasional small areas of foxing. Text block browned with a few minute stains. Interior clean. With pagi-42056 [James Fannin]. Presentation Cane from the Grave of Colonel nation errors on pp. 238-256 as cited in Basic Texas Books. A better thanFannin. Gold-plated, ball-handled presentation cane. Ball-handle is deco- very good copy of this “best account by a Mexican contemporary of therated with floral scrolls and bears the inscription: “Wm. L. Hunter/to/E. American conquest of Texas” (Basic Texas Books).R. Lane/I cut this stick/from the grave/of/Col. Fannin.“ Metal tip. Overalllength 34”. Though Rafael published an edition in Mexico in 1848 and 1849, the Cumplido edition provides the best coverage of the Battle of the AlamoFollowing the Battle of Coleto on March 20, 1836, Colonel Fannin sur- and the 1836 campaign, and the two editions complement one another.rendered his command to Mexican General José de Urrea and he and his “The Cumplido edition repeats some material from the previous Rafaelmen were subsequently marched to Goliad and imprisoned in the Nuestra edition, but is basically an entire new work, relating primarily to the pe-Señora de Loreto Presidio. The men, under the assumption that they had riod from March, 1836, through July, 1837” (Basic Texas Books).surrendered honorably as prisoners of war and would be paroled and re-turned to the United States, had in actuality been surrendered by Fannin “Largely made up of army orders issued during the period.... One of theas prisoners of the Supreme Mexican Government. most important sources on Texas from the 1820s through 1837...enriched with scores of original documents and military orders unavailable else-Urrea wrote General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna informing him of where” (Streeter 853n)the surrender and requesting clemency for the prisoners. Santa Anna, inno mood to placate the rebels in Texas by showing mercy to their fellow References: Basic Texas Books 62. Eberstadt, Texas 162:236. Howes F126.soldiers and operating well within the laws of Mexico, ordered the im- Palau 91612. Raines, p. 82. Sabin 24324. Streeter 853n.mediate execution of all prisoners, including eighty men of the Georgia Estimate: $1,500-$2,500Battalion who had surrendered after the Battle of Refugio and been added Starting Bid: $850to the prison population on March 25. Three hundred and forty-two menwere executed on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1836. Fannin, after witnessingthe deaths of his men, was the last to be dispatched. He asked for three 42058 Henry Francis Fisherthings: that his belongings are sent home to his family, that he be shot in Autograph Document Twicethe heart, not in the face, and that he be given a Christian burial. Seated Signed “Henry F. Fisher.” Twoin a chair due to a wound to the leg suffered at Coleto, he was blindfolded, pages, 8.5” x 13.75”, Harrisshot in the face, and along with his men, had his body burned and left to County, June 16, 1859.the elements. The Mexicans took his belongings. Engrossed in his own hand, Fisher is selling to Theodore D.William Lockhart Hunter (1809-1886) was born in Tinkling Springs, Ormsby for “Thirty two DollarsVirginia. He came to Texas in 1835 as a member of the New Orleans to me in hand...onehundredGreys under the command of Capt. Robert C. Morris. He served under [sic] and sixty acres, situatedCol. James Fannin and was present at the siege of Bexar and the Battle in Fisher & Millers Coleto, after which he was imprisoned at Nuestra Señora de Loreto gether with all and singular thePresidio in Goliad. He, along with the rest of Fannin’s men, was marched rights, members, hereditamentsout of the presidio on March 27, 1836 and shot in what is now infamously and appurtenances to the sameknown as the Goliad Massacre. Two versions of the incident exist, but belonging, or in any wise incidentHunter was shot and survived, being nursed at a nearby farmhouse. He or appertaining.” Harris Countywent on to serve as a judge in Refugio County and in the Republic of notary public red paper seal atTexas House. In 1845 he was a representative of Goliad at the Annexation bottom and blind embossedConvention. seal of Mason County court onEstimate: $10,000-$15,000 verso. Docketed on the verso.Starting Bid: $8,00030 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 32. Dampstaining in the bottom half does not affect the text. Uneven toning and some chipping at the top edge. Folds are weakened and detaching slightlyalong the right edge. Else very good.In 1842 and 1843, Fisher, along with Burchard Miller and Joseph Baker, was granted by the Republic of Texas the right to settle 1,000 families and singlemen from western and northern Europe on three million acres of land between the Colorado and Llano Rivers, known as the Fisher-Miller Land Grant.They failed in the time given to colonize the area. The deadline was extended and the number of colonists was increased to 6,000. Fisher and Miller’s in-terest in the grant sold to the Adelsverein for $5,000. In the end, few colonists settled the area.Estimate: $1,000-$1,500Starting Bid: $50042059 [M. Fiske (attributed)]. A Visit to Texas, Being the Journal of a Traveller Through Those Parts Most Interesting to American Settlers.New York: Goodrich and Wiley, 1834. First edition. 12mo, iv, [9]-264 [4, Meteorological Journal] pages. Illustrated with four copper-engraved plates by J.T.Hammond. Folding map: “Map of the State of Coahuila and Texas,” W. Hooker, sculp; original map present, but silked. Spine rebacked with original spinelaid on and original cloth boards; lettering gilt-stamped on spine. The first page of Chapter I is repaired on the top corner; pages eleven through eighteenhave become unattached from the binding. Lightly toned and heavily foxed throughout. Bumped corners. Notations in pencil on the front pastedown.“This anonymous work is one of the most important accounts of Texas during a critical period in its history” (Jenkins, Basic Texas Books).References: Basic Texas Books 209. Howes T145. Sabin 95133. Streeter 1155.Estimate: $3,000-$4,000Starting Bid: $1,500 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 31
  • 33. and chipping along the edges. Else very good. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500 42060 Henry Stuart Starting Bid: $750 Foote. Texas and the Texans; or, Advance of the Anglo- Americans to the South-West; Including a History of Leading Events in Mexico, From the Conquest by Fernando Cortes to the Termination of the Texan Revolution. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1841. First edition. Two 8vo volumes. viii, 314 pages; v, 403 pages. Original brown cloth over boards. Decorative blind stamp- ing to front and back boards. Gilt lettering and lone star designs gilt stamped to spine. Boards scuffed and shelfworn at the edges, with some abra- 42062 [John S. “RIP” Ford]. Civil War Era Autograph Letter Signed sions to the corners. Board edge by Four Officers of the Army of the Republic of Mexico to Ford, in bumped on Volume II. Spine Spanish, with contemporary translation. Twelve and one-half pages, 8.25”ends worn and fraying at the top. The letter “R” has been written in pen- x 10.25”, on blue, lined paper, Brownsville, October 4, 1864. Translatedcil on the title page of both volumes. Moderate foxing scattered through- into English by N[estor] Maxan on fourteen, 5.25” x 8” pages, writtenout both volumes. Does not include James H. Young’s “A New Map of on the verso only. Written to Ford by four officers in the army of JuanTexas” (Philadelphia, 1842), which the publisher inserted in some of the Nepomuceno Cortina, Colonel Julian Cerda, Colonel Servando Canales,remaining copies of the book in 1842. Very good condition. Lieutenant Colonel Mario G. Hidalgo, and Major Jose A Puentes, to explain the actions of Cortina against the Confederates and their disap-Raines calls this two-volume set “One of the best histories of Texas for proval of it.the period covered.” Streeter notes that “This is a very discursive accountof Texas history down to the opening years of the Republic of Texas, but, As the Civil War raged in 1864, tensions along the Texas-Mexico borderwith judicious skipping, a rather entertaining one.” Eugene C. Barker were strained. The Union army had abandoned the town of Brownsvilleremarked that “One’s impatience with Foote’s betrayal of the historian’s that summer and the “Cavalry of the West” under Confederate Colonelobligation to tell the truth as he knows it gives way to amusement at the John S. “RIP” Ford had reoccupied the town. Ford’s old enemy, Mexicaningenuity of his grandiose distortions.” General Juan N. Cortina, was across the river in the town of Matamoros dealing with French occupation troops during the Franco-Mexican war.An important contemporary history of the early days in Texas. The first Cortina was convinced Ford had allied with the French to drive him outvolume includes five chapters on Mexican history, along with chapters on of Matamoros.Spanish-American relations, the Burr Conspiracy, and James Long. Thereare also four chapters, described by Jenkins as among the best in the In late August, Cortina organized a junta to argue that the Mexican causebook, on the Fredonian Rebellion. The second volume reviews the history would be best preserved by allying with the United States and the Federalof colonization and the Texas Revolution, concluding with an essay by army. The officers write: “He stated further that as we were surrounded onAshbel Smith. all sides by hostile forces [French and Confederate] which would not long delay in attacking us, this step was the only one remaining to us...” and alsoReferences: Basic Texas Books 63. Graff 1376. Howes F238 (“aa”). Rader “the Commander of the U. S. troops had the greatest willingness, not only to1425. Raines, p. 84. Sabin 25019. Streeter 1377. make the said agreement, but also to attack in concert with us the FrenchEstimate: $800-$1,200 forces.” Cortina had Puente translate into English his idea to the U. S.Starting Bid: $400 Consul stating: “...with the force under his command agreed to the most sol- emn manner to aid in every manner the forces of the U. S. and even to attack Brownsville if necessary.” The Consul replied that neither he, nor the U. S. commander, “were sufficiently empowered to make this treaty, and that he could only assure that...the Cortina Brigade would be well received.” Shortly thereafter, Cortina attacked the French at La Burrita as a ruse to cross the border into Texas where he would join the Federals, and after half-heartedly attacking the French, he “opened fire on a Confederate force on this side of the river.” Cortina’s adjutant confirmed to Canales that “Cortinas had opened fire on the Confederate Troops, and that the cavalry had 42061 John S. “RIP” Ford Signed Promissory Note. One page, 7.75” x crossed the river & were still fighting the forces of the South.” 2.75”, n. p, July 19, 1838, promising to pay “George C. Lucas One hundred & fifty Dollars for the use of his compass three months.” Texas Ranger John S. Cols. Canales, Cerda, and Echazarreta agreed that “Cortina had just“RIP” Ford was a journalist and newspaper editor, a physician, an explorer, taken a wild & criminal measure, which on no account should be sanctioned a congressman, and a valiant soldier who served in the Texan army from by us if we desired to preserved the good name of our State, that it was now1836 to 1838, commanded operations against Juan N. Cortina for terror- impossible to prevent the crossing of the cavalry, because that has already been izing Brownsville Texas, helped create the Cavalry of the West to protect accomplished, but that it was very easy for us to refuse to cross over however Texan interests along the Rio Grande, and commanded Confederate much it might displease Cortina.” Canales reports he confronted Cortina forces during the Civil War, winning the last known engagement of that telling him his action was “not only insane but criminal, that the people of great conflict at the Battle of Palmito Ranch. Attested by E. W. Cullen, Tamaulipas would not pardon him such an act, and that it was a treacherous probably Ezekiel Wymberly Cullen, a veteran of the siege of Bexar and deed to set aside his own flag in order to array himself against a people fighting later congressman for the Republic of Texas. Staining along the top half for its independence just as we are.”32 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 34. They conclude by stating: “...that in this last expedition which started from Matamoros to attack a French force said to be coming up the river, the Battalion ofColonel Canales was placed in the rear, and neither he, or any of his command ever saw the vessels. Colonel Cerda, who by that time was the senior officer of theBrigade embraces this opportunity to state that the force directly under Cortina, was the only one which fired on the foremost vessel, and this by direct orders of thatofficer which could not be destroyed even when it was found out that the said vessel carried a flag of truce; and further that whatever was done on this occasion wasby the express orders of Genl. Cortina.”Text of the original letter is faded, but the signatures of all four officers are bold and bright. Translated text is easily legible with little damage to paperother than the usual folds and some minor staining. Fine.Estimate: $800-$1,200Starting Bid: $400 42063 [John S. “RIP” Ford]. Manuscript Orders Appointing Ford as Commander of Brownsville. One page, 7.75” x 9.75”, on lined paper, Brownsville, May 26, 1863. The special orders read in full: “In addition to the Command of the southern Division of this sub. Dist. Col. John S. Ford will assume command of the troops at the Post of Brownsville.” Former Texas Senator John Salmon “RIP” Ford, a veteran of the Texas army, Texas Rangers, and the Mexican War, was elected colonel of the Second Texas Cavalry and given a command along the Mexican border, including the town of Brownsville. While near the border he oversaw trade be- tween Mexico and the Confederacy. He is most noted as the commander of Confederate forces during the Battle of Palmito Ranch in May of 1865, the last land engagement of the Civil War, fought one month after the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Courthouse. In 1874, he was elected mayor of Brownsville. Despite light toning around the edges, the document is in fine condition. Estimate: $400-$600 Starting Bid: $200 42064 Caleb Forshey. Annual Catalogue of Texas Military Institute, embracing Board of Trustees; Visiting Board; Academic Staff or Faculty; Course of Studies; Catalogue and Merit Rollof Cadets; Report of Superintendent; Rules and Regulations; Advertisements and Circulars. Caleb G. Forshey,Superintendent. June 30, 1858. Galveston: Printed at the News Book and Job Office, [1858]. 8vo. 12 pp.Wrappers. Light folding, toning, and wear with a few minute tears at spine. Otherwise, a near fine copy ofthis scarce pamphlet. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.Reference: Winkler, 1846-1860. 1095.Estimate: $500-$700Starting Bid: $250 Burgundy, France Vacation 42065 Burgundy, France. Week stay in a fully restored farmhouse in Burgundy, France. Originally built a century ago, the house sits on ¾ acres of land in the small village of Salornay sur Guye, near Cluny and Macon. The main house has two bedrooms and one and ½ baths, large kitchen, living room-dining room combo, TV, telephone, Internet connection, and is fully equipped. The guest house has a double bed, a tiny kitchen, and a walk-in shower. Salornay sur Guye is in the Department of Saone et Loire in Burgundy and is approximately one hour travel time from the airport in Lyon. From Paris by TGV, the stop at Macon-Loche is one hour and forty five minutes. House will be available for one week beginning early June until mid-July in 2013 or 2014. TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000 Starting Bid: $2,500 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 33
  • 35. 42066 Two Directories of the City of Galveston including: Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory of the City of Galveston, 1881- 82. Containing a Synopsis of the Business Pursuits and Progress, the Present State, County and City Governments, an Index of All Societies, Associations, Corporations, Churches, Educational Institutes, the Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory. Houston: Morrison & Fourmy, 1881. 8vo, 396 pages. Printed paperover boards. Extensive wear along the edges of the boards. Some of thespine covering is gone. Pages show some discoloration on the edges, butoverall are in very good condition. [and:] Morrison & Fourmy, compil- 42067 [Galveston Island].ers. Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory of the City of Galveston, Abstract of Title with1882-83. Containing an Historical Business Review; the Present State, Related Map. AbstractCounty and City Governments; a Complete List of All County Officials, Post of Title to Lots NumberedOffices, Telegraph, Express, and Money Order Offices in Texas; Population Five Hundred and Sevenof the United States and Principal Cities, Population of Principal Nations and Five Hundred and Eightand Foreign Cities; Also, an Index of Societies, Associations, Corporations, in Section One, GalvestonChurches, Educational Institutes, the Full Name and Address of All Residents, Island, Galveston County,Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory. Texas. From the law andGalveston: Clarke & Courts, Stationers, 1882. 8vo, 452 pages. Printed abstract offices of Macopaper over boards. Front board detached; spine covering is totally gone. & Clegg Stewart. Maco &Pages are toned and foxed. Clegg Stewart purchased the “Abstract of Title Books“ as compiled by the Gulf City Abstract Company and the Galveston Trust, Title GuarantyAn amazing reference resource bursting with genealogical and historical and Abstract Company comprising “the records of the ‘Joseph Franklinresearch possibilities. Scores of display ads for Galveston businesses plus Abstract Office’...and contains the history of the Marriages, Deaths, Heirshipa business directory listing businesses by category. The general directory and Community Estates, Registration of Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Mortgages,lists not only residents’ general address but also their profession. Further Vendor’s Liens, Judgment Liens, and the Proceedings of the District, Countydistinctions such as “widow” or “colored” are also noted. and United States Courts in all matters affecting or pertaining to Real EstateEstimate: $400-$500 in the City and County of Galveston.” Notable names include TexasStarting Bid: $200 President Mirabeau B. Lamar, doctor and Republic of Texas Congressman Levi Jones, Federal Judge John C. Waltrous, who went through a trial of impeachment charged with dealing fraudulent land certificates in 1851, Benjamin A. Shepherd, landowner and founder of the First National Bank of Houston, and others. Wrapper is heavily damaged and detached near the top. Evenly toned, with some chipping of page edges through the first few pages. Pencil notations scattered throughout. Also a hand drawn map of “Lot 511 Section I Galveston Island/Galveston, Texas/January 31, 1898,” drawn for Maco L. Stewart, showing lots owned by “Mr. Jno. Kennelly“ and “B. A. Shepherd.“ From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $25034 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 36. 42068 [Governor Rafael Gonzales]. Nota Estadistica Remitida por el Gobierno Supremo del Estado de Coahuila y Tejas a la Camara de Senadores del Soberano Congreso General, con Arreglo al Articulo 161 numero 8° de la Constitucion Federal de los Estados-Unidos Mexicanos el Ano de 1826. Mexico: En la Imprenta del Aguila, 1826. 8vo, 9 pages. Disbound. Modern casing of brown, quarter-bound cloth over boards with brown leather spine featuring two raised bands and gilt lettering and an integral chemise. In Spanish, “an invaluable summary of the state of affairs in Coahuila and Texas at this time.”(Streeter) Topics include the opening of more cemeteries due to an outbreak of measles and fever, the organization of a one hundred man militia around San Antonio due to attacks by Indians, and the settlement of 3,100 families from the United States through six colonization contracts and another 400 families from England. Smoothed fold at bottom right corner. Light stain at top left page fore edge. Adhesive staining on verso of page 9. A scarce piece of Texana. Fine. Rafael Gonzales (1789-1857) was a soldier active in the Mexican Independence move- ment where he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel before being named governor of Coahuila y Tejas. The town of Gonzalez, Texas, is named for him. Reference: Streeter 709. Eberstadt Texas 162:340. Howes C506. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000 Starting Bid: $1,50042069 [Charles Goodnight]. Possible Dictated Letter to George Findley. One page, 8.5”x 10.5”, from the “Office of C. Goodnight,” Goodnight [Texas], February 21, 1896. CharlesGoodnight only received six months of formal education and could barely read or write. It isprobable that this letter was dictated by Goodnight to his wife or an associate who wrote it forhim. It reads in full:“Yours of 11th just received, and will say I am doing every thing in my power to have the quarantine matter adjusted. As I understand the matter, our Gov. is doing all he can for us in the right direction. I think if he can satisfy the department, I mean Morton. the line will be respected when established & there will be but little difficulty in getting the matter settled. all parties interested should be at Ft. Worth as that will be regular meeting of the Association.”Shortly after the Civil War, one of the most celebrated cattlemen in Texas history, Charles Goodnight (1836-1929), along with his partner Oliver Loving,set out from Belknap, Texas, and forged a trail west to Fort Sumner, New Mexico, with 2,000 head of cattle establishing the now famous Goodnight-Loving Trail. It quickly became the most traveled trail in the southwest, spurring Goodnight to extend it to Granada, Colorado. Due to the influx of dis-ease, most notably Texas fever, which infected cattle in states to the north as they came in contact with cattle from Texas, many states passed quarantinelaws barring any cattle from Texas to pass beyond borders. Texas cattle carried the disease, but remained unaffected and in relatively good health. Thesequarantining laws effectively ended the Texas cattle-trailing industry that flourished in the late nineteenth century.Estimate: $400-$600Starting Bid: $200 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 35
  • 37. Presentation copy42070 Thomas J. Green. Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier; Subsequent Imprisonment of the Author; His Sufferings, and Final EscapeFrom the Castle of Perote. With Reflections Upon the Present Political and Probable Future Relations of Texas, Mexico, and the United States. New York:Harper & Brothers, 1845. First edition. Presentation copy from the author. In ink on the front free flyleaf: “To N. A. M. Dudley, Esq. With the Author’sCompliments.“ (This is, perhaps, Col. Nathan Augustus Monroe Dudley, infamous participant in the Lincoln County War.) 8vo. xiv; [3], 18-487pp.Engraved plates from drawings by Charles McLaughlin (a fellow prisoner). One plate is out of order and placed as the frontispiece. One fold-out map andone diagram. Mild foxing throughout. Significant foxing to the plates, as is often the case with this title. Green cloth over boards. Some chipping to thebackstrip. Bumping to extremities. Binding slightly cocked. In later slipcase. Overall, a very good copy.Green was on the Rio Grande as a member of the Somervell punitive expedition when it was deemed a failure and aborted. Many of the men, includingGreen, decided to continue their raids into Mexico. With the unsuccessful attack on the Mexican village of Mier, he and other Texians were taken pris-oner and marched to the prison at Perote near Vera Cruz. “As a participant Green was able to write a vivid and terrifying tale. He was particularly bittertoward Sam Houston and believed Houston was responsible for the deaths of those Americans shot as brigands” (Graff).References: Basic Texas Books 80 (“the most important account of the tragic Texan expedition against Mier”). Graff 1643. Howes G371. Raines, p. 98.Sabin 28562. Streeter 1581.Estimate: $700-$900Starting Bid: $350 42071 [Texas Republic]. General Thomas Jefferson Green. Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier. Subsequent Imprisonment of the Author; His Sufferings, and Final Escape From the Castle of Perote. With Reflections Upon the Present Political and Probably Future Relations of Texas, Mexico, and the United States. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1845. First edition. 8vo, xiv, 487 pages. With eleven plate drawings from life by Charles McLaughlin (a fellow prisoner), one fold-out map and one diagram. Engraving “Shooting Capt Cameron“ as frontispiece. Brown, blind stamped cloth over boards with lettering gilt stamped on the spine. Heavy scuffing on the boards and spine; head and foot of spine frayed, with repair tape at the head. Textblock trimmed with some minor soiling near the top. Mild toning and scattered foxing, somewhat heavy in places, throughout. Good. Green enlisted as a volunteer for a punitive expedition to retaliate for the Mexican pillage of San Antonio. He co-led an unsuccessful attack on the Mexican village of Mier and he and other Texians were taken prisoner and marched to the prison at Perote near Vera Cruz. He gives a vivid first-hand account of his treatment and subse- quent escape. “The most important account of the tragic Texan expedition against Mier” (Basic Texas Books). “Green’s is one of the most exciting accounts of the tragic affair of the Texian Expedition... He was particularly bitter toward Sam Houston and believed Houston was responsible for the deaths of those Americans shot as brigands” (Graff). References: Howes G371. Basic Texas Books 80. Streeter 1581. Rader 1670. Jones 1104. Raines, p. 98. Sabin 28562. Graff 1643. Dobie, p. 55. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $25036 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 38. foxing and browning to the pages, particularly along the outer margins. Bumped corners on both volumes and some rubbing on both spines. Overall, a very good copy. One of the landmark books of Western Americana, Gregg’s book is acclaimed by all sources as the principal contemporary authority on the Santa Fe Trail and trade, the Indians of the south plains, and New Mexico in the Mexican period. Gregg originally moved to Santa Fe for health considerations, but he quickly became one of the foremost traders of the region. J. Frank Dobie calls his book “one of the classics of bedrock Americana.” It gives a lively, intimate and personal account of experiences on the prairies and in northern Mexico. Reference: Graff 1559. Bay pages 367, 371-2. Howes G401. Jones 1087. Clark, Travels III 172. Dobie 75-76. Raines, p. 99. Wagner-Camp-Becker 108:1. Streeter Texas 1502. Streeter Sale 378. Rittenhouse 255. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $250 42072 Thomas Jefferson Green Military Appointment Twice Signed“Thos. J. Green“ as “Brigadier General of the Army of Texas.” One page, 7.5” x 12.5”, n.p., August 11, 1836. Green appoints James H. Milroy “Colonel, in the first Regiment of Infantry in my Brigade, in the Army of Texas: having full and ample authority so to do from David G. Burnett [sic] President of the Republic of Texas and his Cabinet Council.“ Below his first signature, Green writes, “I certify that Jas. H. Milroy was duly elected this day by said Regiment Colonial commandant August 11th 1836. [Signed] Thos. J. Green / Brig Genl. Texas Army.” James Milroy was the uncle of Union General Robert H. Milroy. The document, boldly signed by Green, is toned with folds.Thomas Jefferson Green (1802-1863), a graduate of West Point, moved toTexas in early 1836. After joining the Texas cause, he was commissioned abrigadier general and raised volunteers in the U.S. Following the success-ful Texas revolution, he participated in the Somervell Expedition in 1842and was second-in-command on the Mier Expedition. He surrendered toGeneral Ampudia and was imprisoned at Perote Prison, from which heescaped and returned to Texas.Estimate: $1,500-$2,000Starting Bid: $750 42074 J. Evetts Haley. The Heraldry of the Range. Canyon: Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, 1949. First edition of 375. Signed by the author on the title page. 4to, 35 pages. Illustrated by H. D. Bugbee. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Some minor wear and marks on the plastic dust jacket and mark on the front free endpaper. Near fine condition. 42073 Josiah Gregg. Commerce of the Prairies: Dallas Morning News writer Paul Crume wrote of Haley’s work: “The or the Journal of a Santa Heraldry of the Range doesn’t properly belong to the body of his [Haley] Fe Trader During Eight work. It is a bookmaker’s item, really, done in sepia and black by the in- Expeditions Across the comparable Carl Hertzog of El Paso, and the growing number of collectors Great Western Prairies, who admire Hertzog’s work will probably seek it out.” and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern References: Lowman 62A; Adams, Herd 962. Mexico. Illustrated with Estimate: $500-$700 Maps and Engravings. New Starting Bid: $250 York: Henry G. Langley, 1845. Second edition. Two 12mo volumes, 320 pages; 318 pages. Illustrated with engravings and maps; in- dexed. Twentieth century quarter-bound binding with maroon cloth and leather spine, lettered in gilt on the spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Heavy Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 37
  • 39. 1870. However, when political fortunes in the area turned against the Republicans, like many dispossessed officeholders, he sought a federal ap- pointment. In March 1875 President Grant appointed Parker to his judge- ship, based at Fort Smith, Arkansas, in the Western District of Arkansas, an area of some 74,000 square miles, which included the entirety of the Indian Territory. His disgraced predecessor, Judge William Story, had resigned rather than face charges of graft and corruption. Anxious to restore the Court’s reputation, Parker went after violent crime aggres- sively. The number of hangings he ordered was in part simply the result of the large number of cases which came up for trial in his jurisdiction (he often held court six days a week, and up to ten hours daily). Executions in those days were often public events attended by rambunctious crowds, and Parker brought this to a halt by erecting a tall fence which closed off the gallows from public view. Nonetheless, he was known far and wide as the “Hanging Judge.” Of the book, Adams said: “Exceedingly rare. The rare original edition has become a collector’s item and is the chief source of practically every book42075 Lucille Hall Landscape Painting of Bluebonnets Signed. One and feature story about the old court and Oklahoma outlaws. It originatedoil on canvas work, 13” x 9” (sight), signed “L. Hall“ in lower right corner, from an idea of J. Warren Reed, the criminal lawyer who was such a thornundated. Hall began her artistic training in El Paso in 1925 under the in Judge Parker’s side. Although Reed’s name does not appear, he financedtutelage of Cyril Kay-Scott, Xavier Gonzalez, Alice Chilton and Jewel its publication. He had Samuel W. Harman, a professional juryman, writeMyers. Her work was exhibited in 1935 at the El Paso Women’s Club. The it, and it appears under his name. The book was printed in an edition ofartist, a native of Texas, here depicts a landscape replete with the state only 1000 copies, and though large, statistical and dry, the first editionflower in an impressionistic style. With an ornate gold frame, an overall was soon exhausted because of the reputation of Judge Parker’s court.”size of 15” x 11.5”. Minor and typical cracking of the oil paint. From Graff: “An important source book, - all the statistical part of theEstimate: $400-$500 book, the biographical sketches of those connected with the court andStarting Bid: $200 the transcriptions from the Court records, were the work of C.P. Stearns and are said to be scrupulously accurate...” Reference: Adams, Burs I:171. Adams, Guns 929. Adams, One-Fifty 68. Campbell, pp. 71-72. Anderson 1642:525. Rader 1780. Dykes, Rare Western Outlaw Books, pp. 22-23. Bauer 386. Graff 1785. Littell 800. Howes H203. Estimate: $1,200-$1,500 Starting Bid: $60042076 Samuel W. Harman. Hell on the Border; He Hanged Eighty-Eight Men. A History of the great United States Criminal Court at FortSmith, Arkansas, and of Crime and Criminals in the Indian Territory, andthe Trial and Punishment thereof before his Honor Judge Isaac C. Parker. FortSmith, Arkansas: The Phoenix Publishing Company, [1898]. First edition.8vo, xiii, 714 pages. Includes six pages of reviews of the book at the end.Portrait of Judge Isaac C. Parker as frontispiece, which is chipped at the 42077 John C. Hays Treasury Warrant Signed “John C. Hays.” Onetop. Illustrated mostly with photographs, but a few drawings are present. page, 6.75” x 3.75”, n. p., January 23, 1845. Signed by Hays on the verso. InOriginal green printed wrappers decorated with black; edges are chipped full:and worn. Soiling of the spine and covers are evident. Rubbing on theback cover exposes the stitching of the textblock in places. Very mild ton- “The Treasurer of the Republic of Texas will pay to the Order of John C. Haysing on the pages, some pages are faded toward the back, but no text loss. Comd of Spies Nine hundred Sixteen 50/ Dollars, out of any money appropri-Soiling on the bottom page edge. ated by Act of February 5, 1844 for Protection of Frontier This amount being drawn on requisition, the Auditor will charge accordingly.”Judge Isaac C. Parker (1838-1896) first sought a career in Republicanpolitics, and was elected to two terms in Congress beginning in Signed “Charles Mason“ as Auditor and “James B. Shaw“ as Comptroller.38 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 40. Signed on the verso by William B. Ochiltree as Secretary of the Treasuryfor the Republic of Texas . Also included is a photograph of Hays that hasbeen removed from a magazine.John Coffee “Jack” Hays moved to Texas in 1836 to join the TexasRevolution; he was assigned to the Texas Rangers. After the revolution,Hays’ Ranger group became one of the first to successfully adopt the useof the Colt five-shot revolving-cylinder pistol in 1844, which changed theway Texas Rangers engaged Indians in battle. In the years of the Republic(1836-1845), Hays and his men defended Texas from Indians and Mexicantroops.Charles Mason saw action in the Battles of Gonzales, Bexar and SanJacinto. He was Acting Secretary of War (1838-1839) and was appointedFirst Auditor of the Republic in 1839. James B. Shaw was Comptrollerof the Republic (1839-1845) and State (1845-1859) of Texas. WilliamBeck Ochiltree served the Republic of Texas as a judge, Secretary ofthe Treasury (1844), adjutant general (1845), and as a delegate to theConvention of 1845. During the first years of the Civil War, he served as amember of the Confederate Provisional Congress.Estimate: $800-$1,000Starting Bid: $400 42079 [Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla] and [Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez]. Two Unsigned Portrait Paintings of Heroes of Mexican War of Independence.42078 Texas First Class Headright Grant of Land in Jasper County One rectangular oilSigned “John Bevil“ as President, “W.H. Stark“ as Commissioner, and at- on canvas portraittested to by “A.G. Parker.” One page, partially printed, 7.5” x 7.75”, Jasper of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, 19.63” x 25”. The second portrait, an ovalCounty, July 5, 1839. This grant is number 141 and is imprinted with a -shaped oil on canvas painting in profile of Josefa Ortiz, 20” x 24”. Bothfive-pointed star at top center. The grant reads in full: portraits are undated, but most likely late 19th or early 20th Century.“This is to certify that Rufus Lugleman has appeared before the Board of Land In 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753-1811), a priest and intellectual, Commissioners for the County of Jasper and proved according to law that he led a rebellion that is considered an important prelude to the Mexican arrived in this Republic in the year A.D. 1834 and that he is a married man War of Independence. Known as the Father of the Nation, Hidalgo’s im- and entitled to One League & one Labor of Land upon the condition of paying age has been immortalized by many artists including Diego Rivera, José at the rate of Three Dollars & fifty cents for each labor of irrigable land Two Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Many versions of his like- dollars & fifty cents for each labor of temporal or arable land and one dollar ness have been reproduced through portraits, stamps, currency and popu- & twenty cents for each labor of pasture land which may be contained in the lar media. This picture is most likely derived from one of the many widely survey secured to by this Certificate.“ disseminated portraits of the revolutionary. This half-length portrait is staple-mounted to a wooden stretcher. SomeLugleman’s name also appears on the verso. Head Right grants were is- cracking and chipping of the oil paint, especially around the periphery.sued to individuals by Boards of Land Commissioners in each county. A One very tiny puncture on the sitter’s collar.First Class Head Right Grant was issued to every “free white person” whoarrived in Texas before independence, March 2, 1836. Heads of families The second portrait is of Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez (1768-1829), a rec-received one league (4,428 acres) and one labor (177.1 acres), while single ognized heroine of the Mexican War of Independence. In opposition tomen received 1/3 league (1,476.1 acres). Bevil’s Settlement was a commu- Spanish authority, Ortiz hosted in her home secret political meetingsnity of pre-Republic of Texas settlers who settled between the Neches and attended by insurgents such as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and IgnacioSabine rivers on land that was eventually organized as Jasper and Newton Allende.counties. The settlement was named for John Bevil, who moved there be-fore 1829. Bevil served as Chief Justice of Jasper County and as a member The portrait of Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez is also an oil on canvas. Sheof the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas from 1839-1840. William is depicted in profile against a solid brown background wearing a broochH. Stark of Orange, Texas, had a successful career in lumber, oil, rice, in- and earrings. While the work is mounted to a stretcher, there is somesurance and banking. He was recognized as one of the outstanding finan- looseness to the canvas in the upper left corner. Some creasing and chip-cial and industrial leaders of Texas. Argalus G. Parker was Clerk of the ping of paint, especially around the edges.Jasper County Court, working in the office of County Surveyor Martin B. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000Lewis. Uniformly toned. Three vertical folds, else fine. Starting Bid: $750Estimate: $500-$700Starting Bid: $250 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 39
  • 41. 42080 Mary Austin Holley. Texas. Observations, Historical, Geographical and Descriptive, In a Series of Letters, Written during a Visit to Austin’s Colony, with a view to a permanent settlement in that country, in the Autumn of 1831. By Mrs. Mary Austin Holley. With an Appendix, Containing specific an- swers to certain questions, relative to Colonization in Texas, issued some time since by the London Geographical Society. Also, some notice of the recent political events in that quarter. Baltimore: Armstrong & Plaskitt, 1833. First American edition, hav- ing first been published in London the year before. This is the first book written entirely about Texas in English. 12mo, 167 pages. Appendix. With folding map, Map of the State of Coahuila and Texas by W. Hooker (13.25” x 10.75”). Map has one archival repair and very light foxing; right edge is slightly chipped. “Copper Mine“ and “Whaco a Village“ circled in pencil. There is, however, no paper loss and the map is in near pristine condition. Taliaferro calls Hooker’s map “one of the earliest maps of Texas to show all of Texas to the Arkansas River, including the Panhandle.” This map conforms to Streeter’s 2nd with “Beales and Rayuelles Grant“ at top left, Hooker’s name added beneath the title, and Milam’s Grant labeled “Beales Grant.“ Reddish-brown cloth, with title and decorative device in gilt on front board. Cloth is rubbed and soiled and heavily faded in parts; spine faded with the author’s name and title handwritten in black ink. Edges and ex- tremities are worn; corners bumped and frayed. Joints worn causing spine covering to detach in places; front hinge cracked, but binding is tight. Gilt dulled slightly. Moderately foxed throughout. Pencil notations in places. Page 86 is misnumbered as “62” and covered over with black ink. In a clear dust jacket. Book is in generally very good condition.40 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 42. A signature reading “Almonte“ dated 1834 appears on the front pastedown and is purported to be that of Juan Nepomuceno Almonte, a Mexican generalwho served as an aide-de-camp on the staff of General Santa Anna throughout his invasion of Texas during the Texas Revolution. Below the signatureappears the following: “Rare autograph of ‘Almonte’/Mexican leader/Texas Revolution/[illegible] his [illegible] given at San Antonio/Alex Dienst.” While theabove notation by Dienst is heavily damaged by waterstains to the point of being nearly illegible, the “autograph” of Almonte is bold and bright, despite aportion of it lying in the same dampstaining. Directly opposite, on the front free endpaper, is written: “Dr. Alex Dienst/Temple/1915.” Several notations inpencil also appear on the rear pastedown endpaper listing the contents of the book, also in the hand of Dienst. Alexander Dienst was a dentist and histo-rian who amassed a large collection of books and primary sources dealing with Texas history, primarily the Texas Revolution and the Texas Navy. From1932 to 1935 served as president of the Texas State Historical Association and authored the book “The Navy of the Republic of Texas, 1835-1845.”“Texas” is an epistolary account of the author’s journey to Texas (specifically to Austin’s Colony) in the fall of 1831. Mrs. Holley was, in fact, a cousin of Stephen F. Austin, and the book is dedicated to him. Holley was enthusiastic about the country and its prospects, and in this series of letters, she de- scribes many aspects of the region, including the landscape as well as the political, economic, and social climate. Holley was so taken with this “splendid country” that she rhapsodizes about Texas, describing it as an almost idyllic utopia: “Ones feelings in Texas are unique and original, and very like a dream or youthful vision realized. Here, as in Eden, man feels alone with the God of nature, and seems, in a peculiar manner, to enjoy the rich bounties of heav- en, in common with all created things. [...] [T]he profound stillness; the genial sun and soft air, - all are impressive, and are calculated, both to delight the imagination, and to fill the heart, with religious emotions” (Holley, p. 127). She concludes - somewhat vehemently - that a person would do well to “settle accounts at home, and begin life anew in Texas. He will find, here, abundant exercise for all his faculties, both of body and mind, a new stimulus to his ex- ertions, and a new current for his affections. He may be obliged to labour hard, but riches are a very certain reward of his exertions” (p. 131). Mrs. Holley was certainly one of the most persuasive boosters of emigration to Texas, and many of her readers were no doubt swayed to head to this new Promised Land as soon as they could!Reference: Basic Texas Books 93. Graff 1934. Howes H593. Raines, p. 116. Sabin 32528. Streeter Texas 1135, 1136. Taliaferro 241.Estimate: $8,000-$12,000Starting Bid: $4,000 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 41
  • 43. 42082 [Houston]. First Baptist Church Archive for the years 1883 through 1884 containing three work contracts, list of First Baptist Church subscribers, donation booklet, and a report on work done. Established by a group of sixteen believers in 1841, the congregation grew along with the city of Houston. It survived several outbreaks of yellow fe- ver, war, and, at the turn of the century, the deadly hurricane that struck Galveston Island in 1900. The church was in need of a new building and, by 1883, the Building Committee had been established to accomplish just that. Serving as chairman of the committee was Benjamin Armistead Shepherd (1814-1891), president and co-founder of the First National Bank of Houston and a prominent landowner, who had arrived in Houston in 1844 and established a mercantile firm before entering into the banking business. The new building was completed circa 1884 and has since been demolished. Agreement for Building Contract signed by B. A. Shepherd as chair- man of the Building Committee. Four pages, 9” x 14”, partially printed, Houston, June 26, 1883, between contractor W. G. C. Johnson and B. A. Shepherd for “Brickwork required in the erection and completion of the First Baptist Church in the City of Houston...agreeably to the Plans, Drawings and Specifications prepared for the said works by Geo. E. Dickey Architect...for the sum of Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Five42081 Two Directories of the City of Houston including: Morrison Dollars.” Countersigned by W. G. C. Johnson. Folds, else fine. [and:] Labor& Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory of the Indenture for Slate Work. One page, 7.75” x 12.5”, “County of HarrisCity of Houston, 1884-85. Containing an Historical Business Review; the [Houston]”, June [no day], 1883, “between John Geilig...and B. A. Shepherd...Present State, County and City Governments; a Complete List of All County in consideration of the sum of One Thousand and Fifty Eight Dollars theOfficials, Post Offices, Telegraph, Express, and Money Order Offices in party of the first part [Geilig] agrees to furnish all the material and do all theTexas; Population of the United States and Principal Cities, Population of work of slating required for the erection and completion of the First BaptistPrincipal Nations and Foreign Cities; Also, an Index of Societies, Associations, Church in the City of Houston.” Folds, else fine. [and:] Labor IndentureCorporations, Churches, Educational Institutes, the Full Name and Address for Iron and Tin Work signed by B. A. Shepherd as chairman of theof All Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Building Committee. Three pages, verso only, 7.75” x 12.5”, “County ofBusiness Directory; also, a Valuable Street Index or Guide. Galveston: Harris [Houston],” June 29, 1883, between “M. Schmidt & Curtin...and B.Clarke & Courts, Stationers, Printers, Lithographers, 1884. 8vo, 359 pages. A. consideration of the sum of Five Hundred and Twenty DollarsPrinted paper over boards. Front board is hanging on. Bindings show of lawful money of United States...[for] all the Galvanized Iron and Tin Workextensive wear, especially along the spine, but the pages are in wonder- of every kind required in the erection and finishing of the First Baptist Churchful condition and are like new. [and:] Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. now being erected in the City of Houston.” Countersigned by M. Schmidt &Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory of the City of Houston, 1887- Curtin. Folds, else fine.88. Containing the Present State, County and City Governments, and aComplete List of All County Officials, Post Offices and Money Order Offices Also included is a List of Subscribers to First Baptist Church. Threein Texas; Also, an Index of Societies, Associations, Churches, Corporations, pages, 7.75” x 12.5”, [Houston], n. d. (circa 1883), containing the namesEducational Institutes, the Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their of eighty-two parishioners and organizations as subscribers, the amountsOccupation or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory; also, subscribed, the amounts paid, and the amounts still due. Notable namesa Valuable Street Index or Guide. Galveston: Clarke & Courts, Stationers, include B. A. Shepherd; Abram Groesbeeck, director of the railroad com-Printers, Lithographers, 1887. 8vo, 357 pages. Red cloth over boards, pany and namesake of Groesbeck, Texas; Sam Allen, rancher and largeststamped in gilt on the front, back and partially on the spine. Title is also shipper of cattle in southeast Texas; and Charles Stewart, Confederatestamped into the spine. Page edges are stamped in black “August Menger, veteran and U. S. Congressman. Weakened folds, detaching at the top.Manufa. Of Laundry and Toilet Soaps, Houston, Texas.” Boards exhibit Staining on verso of page four that affects page two and three, but notnormal shelf wear, but the book is in near very good condition. affecting the text. Good. [and:] Donation Booklet. On front cover is written in ink “Collection for First Baptist Church new church BuildingAn amazing reference resource bursting with genealogical and historical by Benjamin Armistead Shepherd.” Originally a First National Bank ofresearch possibilities. Scores of display ads for Houston businesses plus a Houston account book, it contains sixteen pages of names and amountsbusiness directory listing businesses by category. The general directory given toward the construction of a new church. [and:] Copy of the Reportlists not only residents’ general address but also their profession. Further of B. A. Shepherd Chairman of Building Committee of First Baptistdistinctions such as “widow” or “colored” are also noted. Church. Two pages, 8.75” x 13”, [Houston], April 2, 1884. Being a reportEstimate: $400-$600 of work done and cost of work for the construction of a new church build-Starting Bid: $200 ing. Lower two-thirds stained, not affecting text. Folds are detaching. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Estimate: $800-$1,200 Starting Bid: $40042 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 44. 42084 Sam Houston Autograph Endorsement Signed Twice As President of the Republic of Texas. Two pages, 8.13” x 7.63”, 1844. On the recto, an invoice addressed to “General Sam Houston for the Indian Department“ for payment to John Ramsay. A total sum of $45.43 ¾, the in- voice details items such as coats, shirts, and handkerchiefs that were sup- plied between December 1843 and February 1844. The invoice is endorsed by Sam Houston twice: First, along the bottom margin, “Approved, Sam Houston“. The second endorsement signature, written perpendicularly over the invoice, reads: “Sam Houston, May 30th, ‘44“. Verso acknowl- edges receipt of payment, including a signature by John Ramsey. With remnants of red wax seal in upper left corner, usual mail folds and toning. Sam Houston’s respect, sympathy and fondness for Native Americas42083 Sam Houston Treasury Warrant as President of the Republic are demonstrated throughout his life: First as a teenager living with theof Texas Endorsed “Sam Houston.“ One page, 6.25” x 3.5”. Washington Cherokee Indians for three years, and then in 1817 as an agent to the[Texas], February 15, 1844. Boldly endorsed by Houston with his ornate same tribe to assist in their relocation West of the Mississippi. In 1829,paraph on the verso. Signed “Charles Mason“ as Auditor and “James B. Houston returned to live with the Cherokee after a failed married. HeShaw“ as Comptroller. It reads in full: again stayed for three years, adopting the tribe’s native dress and taking a mixed blood women as his wife. Later in his political life, in 1836 he nego-“The Treasurer of the Republic of Texas will pay to the Order of Sam Houston tiated a peace treaty with the Cherokee of East Texas. Houston continued Presdt Two Thousand Dollars, out of any money appropriated by Act of his involvement in such negotiations throughout his second presidency February 5, 1844 for Contingent fund Executive Department this amount be- between December 1841 and December 9, 1844. As such, the invoice here ing Drawn on Requisition the Auditor will charge accordingly.“ is another iteration of Houston’s support of Native Americans, this time through the supply of textile provisions.Charles Mason saw action in the Battles of Gonzales, Bexar and San Estimate: $3,000-$5,000Jacinto. He was Acting Secretary of War (1838-1839) and was appointed Starting Bid: $2,500First Auditor of the Republic in 1839. James B. Shaw was Comptroller ofthe Republic (1839-1845) and State (1845-1859) of Texas.The Act of February 5, 1844, passed on the last day of the 8th Congress,made “appropriations for the support of the Government” for 1844. TheSeptember 29, 1843 treaty between the Republic of Texas and nineIndian tribes, the Delawares, Chickasaws, Wacos, Tawakonis, Kichais,Anadarkos, Hainais, Biloxis, and Cherokees, was ratified by the TexasSenate on January 31, 1844, and signed by Houston on February 3, 1844,two days before the Texas Congress adjourned. Very fine condition.Estimate: $4,000-$6,000Starting Bid: $2,000 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 43
  • 45. 42085 Sam Houston Land Grant Signed “Sam Houston“ as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives for the State of Tennessee. Two pages, 8.25” x 10.25”, hand written in ink,“Murfreesbourgh“, November 9, 1825, granting in “pursuance of an act of the General Assembly, of the State of Tennessee, passed on the 5th day of October 1824...’an act for the encouragement of iron works’...unto Mark Reeves and Sons, they being owners of iron works...a certain tract of parcel of land, containing Six hundred and forty acres, lying in the county of Carter...designated and according to Law, for the use of iron works.” Blind embossed paper Seal of the State of Tennessee at top left of recto. Marginal toning. Folds have weakened and detached, but have been archivally repaired leaving some slight staining and minor loss of text. Houston’s usual bold signature remains unaffected.Very good.Before his move to Texas in the early 1830s, Sam Houston was an active participant in the poli-tics of Tennessee. The protégé of Andrew Jackson, Houston began his life in public office as theDistrict Attorney for the District of Nashville before being elected to two consecutive terms inthe United States House of Representatives, 1823-1827.Estimate: $2,000-$3,000Starting Bid: $1,800 42086 [Houston vs. Runnels Gubernatorial campaign]. Facts for the People. 8vo. 32 pp. Possibly dis- bound pages from a pamphlet. Text in two columns. Moderate foxing with some rippling, small tears, and very minor loss to edges. Minor pencil marking at rear. A generally very good copy of this exceedingly scarce item. This publication presents reasons for voting against Sam Houston—and re-electing H. R. Runnels—in the upcoming Texas Gubernatorial election of 1859. After a general outline and synopsis of Houston’s record, “Governor Runnels and the Frontier,” along with the “Constitutional Powers,” and the “Record of Gov. Runnels” is is addressed. Runnels additionally authors a “Circular” to his fellow citizens dated June 23rd, 1859. Following is a “Report of the Peace Commissioners to his Excellency Gov. H. R. Runnels,” along with state- ments of Maj. Neighbors, Capt. John A. Nelson, and numerous others. A damning indictment of “Houston’s Frontier Record” and his protection of the Indians is given ample room later in these pages. Several pages of reprinted letters follow. “The people of Texas have never been called upon to exercise the right of suffrage in an ejection of such im- portance as that which is to come off in August next. The recent letter of Gen. Houston accepting the nomination of the “Austin Faction,” as their candidate forGovernor, has aroused the democracy of the State, and we are encouraged in the belief that proper exertions on our part will give us a most triumphantmajority, and extinguish forever the little vitality left in the Know Nothing-Opposition Party.” From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.Estimate: $500-$700Starting Bid: $25042087 Sam Houston State of Texas Land Grant Signed “Sam Houston“ as governorand Francis M. White as commissioner of the General Land Office. One page, partiallyprinted, 14.75” x 12.5”, “City of Austin,” April, 28, 1860, granting “William McGovern...Three Hundred and twenty acres of Jones County on the W Bank of the Clear Forkof the Brazos River.” Blind stamped seals of the State of Texas and General Land Officeat the bottom. Ink is faded heavily in places, but Houston’s signature is bold and stillwholly legible. Archival repair to the verso. In near very good condition.Sam Houston had been elected governor of Texas in 1859, becoming the only person todate to serve as governor of two states (he was governor of Tennessee from 1827 to 1829)and the only to be a former head of state to a foreign nation. After Lincoln’s election tothe U. S. presidency in 1860, the Texas Secession Convention convened and Houstonfervently opposed to secession. When Texas seceded in February, 1861, Houston wasforced from office for refusing to take the oath of allegiance to the Confederacy. FrancisM. White served as a lieutenant in the Texan army during the Revolution and was pres-ent for the siege of Bexar and the Grass Fight. He was a member of the Texas House andserved as commissioner of the General Land Office from 1857 until 1862.Estimate: $1,500-$2,000Starting Bid: $75044 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 46. ‘Were I asked what is the national religion of the Texan people, I should answer none.’ She called Texans ‘an impatient people; they drive to, and at their end, with greater velocity than any individuals I ever saw or ever heard of. Nothing stops them in their go-ahead career’” (Basic Texas Books). References: Basic Texas Books 97. Clark III-182. Howes H693. Raines, p. 120. Sabin 33202. Streeter, 1506. Estimate: $700-$1,000 Starting Bid: $500 42089 [Matilda Charlotte Houstoun]. Texas and the Gulf of Mexico; or Yachting in the New World. By Mrs. Houstoun. With Portraits and Illustrations. Philadelphia: G. B. Zeiber & Co., 1845. 18mo, xii, 288 pages. Lithograph portrait of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna by Thomas Sinclair as frontispiece. Three illustrations. Oversewn and bound in a brown paper covering, the front cover features a lovely vignette of a chair, globe, and books titled “The Home & Travellers Library.” Untrimmed page edges. Spine cover is chipped at the head and the foot; moderate foxing through- out. Contained within a later, modern casing of blue cloth over boards42088 [Matilda Charlotte Houstoun]. Texas and the Gulf of Mexico; with integral chemise; “Texas and the Gulf of Mexico“ giltor Yachting in the New World: By Mrs. Houstoun. With Portraits and stamped on the spine.Illustrations. London: John Murray, 1844. First edition. Two octavo vol-umes in twelves (7.75” x 4.75”). vii, 314; viii, 360 pages; no advertisements. “This sprightly account was written by a wealthy English lady who visitedIllustrated with seven engraved plates. Bound full in leather with “The Texas in 1842 in her husband’s private yacht. Her view of the Texans isSociety of Writers to the Signet” seal gilt stamped to the covers of both surprisingly free of snobbery, although she viewed them with the samevolumes. Spines tastefully rebacked with original spine laid on; Vol. I has paternalism that the English of her day viewed all material at tail. Gilt ruling and five raised bands with morocco spine Moreover, she had that rare gift of intellect and character that enabledlabels and gilt titles on spine. Covers lightly worn with minor loss to cor- her to perceive the idiosyncrasies of the Texans.”ners and spine ends. Small library label to front pastedowns with no othermarkings present. Endpapers have minor browning at edges. Very light “‘Were I asked what is the national religion of the Texan people, I shouldtoning to pages. Light offsetting at engravings. Cloth slipcase. Otherwise, answer none.’ She called Texans ‘an impatient people; they drive to, anda better than very good set of volumes. at their end, with greater velocity than any individuals I ever saw or ever heard of. Nothing stops them in their go-ahead career’” (Basic Texas“This sprightly account was written by a wealthy English lady who visited Books). Texas in 1842 in her husband’s private yacht. Her view of the Texans is surprisingly free of snobbery, although she viewed them with the same References: Basic Texas Books 97. Clark III-182. Howes H693. Raines, p. paternalism that the English of her day viewed all non-Englishmen. 120. Sabin 33202. Streeter, 1506. Moreover, she had that rare gift of intellect and character that enabled Estimate: $500-$700 her to perceive the idiosyncrasies of the Texans.” Starting Bid: $250“ Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 45
  • 47. ing the state not to repudiate the obligations.” (Eberstadt) Hunt, a former Republic of Texas minister to the United States, was acting “as agent and attorney of many claimants against the late Republic.” Light to moderate 42090 [Mexican War]. John T. toning with uneven top and bottom edges. Also included is a letter from Hughes. Doniphan’s Expedition; an unknown author to Ovid J. Johnston Esq., dated September, 1848, Containing an Account of the from Philadelphia, outlining the sections of an act passed by the Texas Conquest of New Mexico; General legislature regarding the repayment of the debt passed on March 20, 1848, Kearney’s Overland Expedition “An Act to provide for Ascertaining the Debt of the late Republic of Texas.” to California; Doniphan’s The author expresses his concern, as a creditor to the republic, in receiv- Campaign against the Navajos; ing the full refund of the debt owed. His Unparalleled March upon Chihuahua and Durango; and the When the United States annexed the Republic of Texas, it was estimated Operations of General Price at that the republic held a $12 million debt, from loans by private citizens Santa Fé: With a Sketch of the Life of in Texas and the United States and in service provided for the defense Col. Doniphan. Illustrated with Plans of Texas. In 1848, the Second State Legislature called for the auditor and of Battle-Fields and Fine Engravings. comptroller to assess the debt and scale it down to “face” value. By 1851, Cincinnati: J. A. & U. P. James, the debt was scaled to $6.8 million. Having little to no money in the trea- [1847]. 8vo, 144 pages. Frontispiece sury, Texas was allowed to keep all of her unappropriated lands to be first portrait J. D. Tisdell’s “The Volunteer.” used as payment toward her debt, at a proposed rate of fifty cents an acre. Eight wood-engraved vignettes The creditors refused and with the Compromise of 1850, the federal gov- and one on the cover; three single- ernment gave Texas, in return for giving up its claim to New Mexico and page plans: Plan of Santa Fe and Its parts of present-day Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma, totaling Environs, Plan of the Battle of Brazito, 6.7 million acres, $10 million dollars in U. S. Bonds. All told, the federal and Plan of the Battle of Sacramento. government and the State of Texas paid out a total of $9.28 million of the Salmon printed wrappers with adver- estimated $12 million. tisements on the verso of the front wrapper and verso and recto of the Reference: Eberstadt Texas 162:423. Sabin 33883. rear wrapper. Leaves are gathered. Held in a tri-fold, brown cloth case Estimate: $1,500-$2,500 with marbled boards which has be slipped into a half-bound, brown cloth Starting Bid: $750 and leather slipcase with two raised bands and “Doniphan’s Expedition- 1847“ gilt-stamped on the spine and gilt border. Altogether a very good, desirable copy. 42092 Richard S. Hunt Reference: Cowan, page 115. Edwards, The Enduring Desert, page and Jesse F. Randel. (1839)122. Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators and Wood Engravers, Guide to the Republic of 999a (Maclean) and page 214 (Tisdell). Hill, page 452. Howes H769: Texas: Consisting of a Brief“Doniphan’s and Kearney’s conquests gave the U.S. its claim to New Outline of the History of its Mexico and Arizona.” Plains & Rockies IV: 134:5: “Recounts the ad- Settlement; A General View ventures of the First Regiment of Missouri Cavalry in New Mexico and of the Surface of the Country; Chihuahua....Hughes’ brightly-written account of the regiment proved Its Climate, Soil, Productions; popular; by 1851 the Jameses reported more than 14,000 copies, and it Rivers, Counties, Towns, and remained in print for many years thereafter. Despite the quantity, and Internal Improvements; The the many printings, it is now rare and avidly sought.” Rittenhouse 311: “A Colonization and Land Laws; classic work.” Wheat, Transmississippi West 546. List of Courts and Judicial Estimate: $600-$800 Officers; Tariff and Ports of Starting Bid: $300 Entry &c. Accompanied by a New and Correct Map. By Richard S. Hunt and Jesse F. Randel, Houston, Texas. [New York: J. H. Colton,42091 General Memucan 1839.] 3.75” x 6”. 64pp. LacksHunt. The Public Debt the original map, but con-and Lands of Texas. [New tains a small facsimile map.Orleans]: n. p, [1849]. 8vo, An inscription on the front16 pages. Modern slipcase free endpaper states that thequarter-bound in blue cloth original book was bought inover boards with navy blue 1844. Toned and foxed throughout.leather spine. Gilt letter-ing and five raised bands The text of the Guide to the Republic of Texas has been rebound withouton spine. Tri-fold protec- the map in boards from the Guide to Texas . . . Published by J. H. Colton.tive case in blue cloth over 1859. The boards are tan with stains and soiling.boards. Light to moderatetoning and wrinkling of According to Streeter, “The contents of this Guide, the first general guidepages. “A letter from Hunt to Texas, are pretty well stated in its title. It must have been a useful bookdated Austin, November 30, for intending settlers, and its contemporary account of existing conditions1848, to J. B. Shaw and J. M. makes it a valuable book now.”Swisher, comptroller andauditor of Texas, regarding References: Graff 2017. Howes H809. Raines, p. 122. Sabin 33887.his clients who are present- Streeter claims against ‘the late Estimate: $1,200-$1,500Republic of Texas,’ and ask- Starting Bid: $60046 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 48. 10, 1845, granting Lovick P. Moore and his heirs land in Goliad County. Jones’ large signature and paraph are located in the lower right corner. A blind embossed paper seal is in the lower left corner. Heavy folds with some fading to text along the uppermost horizontal fold. Uneven toning; small holes at the intersection of folds that do not obscure the text. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500 Starting Bid: $500 42095 Anson Jones Land Grant Signed “Anson Jones“ as president42093 Agustin Iturbide Letter Signed as President of the Regency. of the Republic of Texas. One page, 15” x 12.5” (sight), partially printedSix pages, 8.25” x 11.5”, Mexico, January 9, 1822. Great content letter on vellum, Austin, August 28, 1845, granting “Edmund Tucker...Threeaddressed to the bishop of the cathedral of “N. Reyno de Leon.“ Iturbide 618.440/1000.000 Labors of Land...In Fannin County, on Mineral Creek.”had masterfully created an alliance amongst Mexican liberal insurgents, Blind embossed paper seal of the general land office affixed at bottom left.landed nobility, and the church. Their goal was to establish an indepen- Folds and uneven toning, else fine. Matted and framed to an overall sizedent Mexico, which would be ruled by a monarch. In this letter, Iturbide of 19” x 16.75”.informs the bishop that the preceding government had left the country Estimate: $1,000-$1,500in chaos. Iturbide states that the first order of business for the ruling junta Starting Bid: $500was to ensure that the future congress would be able to set up a generalsystem of economic policy. Over the next six pages, he carefully outlineshis ideas about policy regarding economics, the church, and the courtsystem. He deftly declares that the church has the most wealth, and cancontinue to collect their rents; however he is careful to explain that hedoes not expect the church to make any sacrifices.At the time this letter is written, the newly formed Republic was unstablewith multiple factions vying for control. Iturbide would crown himself em-peror of Mexico a few months later, but would reign for less than a year. Innear fine condition, with only gentle toning.Estimate: $1,500-$2,500Starting Bid: $750 42096 Anson Jones Document Signed “Anson Jones“ as president of the Republic of Texas. One page, partially printed, 9.25” x 11.25”, Washington [Texas], August 12, 1845, granting “John H. Seward...duly elected to the office of Justice of the Peace, in and for Precinct No. 3, in the County of Washington...power to exercise and discharge all and singular the duties and trusts, under the Constitution and Laws, to the office aforesaid.” Countersigned by Secretary of State Ebenezer Allen. Jones’ bold signa- ture and paraph is bright. Blind stamped seal of the Republic of Texas at left. Middle fold is detaching on the right edge. Toning along the left and top margins. Very good. Included with an engraved portrait of “The Architect of Annexation” Anson Jones.42094 Anson Jones Land Grant Signed as president of the Republic of Estimate: $700-$900Texas. One partially printed vellum page, 15.75” x 13.5”, Austin, October Starting Bid: $350 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 47
  • 49. still celebrated today. Mariano Escobedo would later be promoted to gen- eral and go on to hold the position of commander-in-chief of the northern zone and, later, governor of Nuevo Leon. Folds and light toning. Else fine. 42097 [Maximilian Estimate: $500-$700 Affair]. Benito Juarez Starting Bid: $250 Autograph Letter Signed. Two page (front and back of a single sheet), 5” x 8”, El Paso [del Norte], May 25, 1866. Juarez is writing to his daughter, relating news of American support for the cause of Mexican indepen- dence from French rule. In part: “I will celebrate that you have returned without incidence from Washington and that you have enjoyed the monuments and environs of that notable capital. The politi- cal news that my [two illegible words] are very interesting for our country. There remains no doubt regarding the next stageof our work.“ He tells her that he will be going to Chihuahua, because noenemy remains in that area.Juarez had been deposed by French forces, which had place Maximilianas Emperor. Juarez turned to the United States for support. Citing theMonroe Doctrine, President Andrew Johnson’s administration recognizedJuarez’s government. Although Congress would not authorize funding forJuarez’s army, General Phillip Sheridan wrote in his journal that he “mis-placed” some 30,000 muskets along the Mexican border. With Americansupport and growing threats elsewhere, the French began withdrawingtheir forces in the later months of 1866. The letter we offer is written attime when the tides were turning in Juarez’s favor. Emperor Maximilianwould be captured and executed the following year.Estimate: $800-$1,200Starting Bid: $40042098 Benito JuarezMilitary AppointmentSigned “Benito Juarez“ asConstitutional President ofthe United Mexican States.Two pages, 10.25” x 16.5”,partially printed on bluepaper, in Spanish, MexicoCity, July 3, 1862, confer-ring the rank of Colonelof Cavalry on Mariano 42099 George WilkinsEscobedo. Two months Kendall. Narrative of thebefore his appointment, on Texan Santa Fe Expedition,May 5, Escobedo had taken Comprising a Description of A Tourpart in the Battle of Puebla Through Texas, and Across thewhere invading French Great Southwestern Prairies, theforces, sent by Napoleon III Camanche and Caygua Hunting-and under the command of Grounds, with an Account of theCharles de Lorencez, were Sufferings from Want of Food,repelled by a smaller force Losses from Hostile Indians, andof Mexicans commanded by Final Capture of the Texans, andIgnacio Zaragoza near the Their March, as Prisoners, to thetown of Puebla, Mexico. The City of Mexico. With IllustrationsFrench returned the next year and eventually captured the town (Second and a Map. By Geo. WilkinsBattle of Puebla) before heading to, and subsequently capturing, Mexico Kendall. In Two Volumes. NewCity. President Benito Juarez and his administration fled the city and the York: Harper and Brothers, 1844.Austrian Archduke Maximilian was installed as Emperor of Mexico. The Two 12mo volumes, xii, 405 pagesfirst battle of Puebla, however, had been an inspiration to the Mexican and frontispiece; xii, 406 pagespeople and on the 16 of September, 1862, President Juarez made the obser- and frontispiece. Fold out map in volume I (12” x 16.75”) engraved by W.vance of the anniversary of the battle a national holiday. Cinco de Mayo is Kemble N. York, “Texas and Part of Mexico & the United States Showing48 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 50. the Route of the First Santa Fe Expedition,” mildly foxed and torn where itis tipped in; some staining and chipping along the edges. Volume I illus-trated (aside from frontispiece) with one engraved plate; Volume II withtwo engraved plates. Both volumes beautifully rebound and reinforcedin black cloth over boards with blind and gilt stamped spines. Moderatefoxing of Volume I; light to moderate foxing in Volume II. Small hole onpage 13 of Volume I, but not affecting the text. Text of both volumes re-mains bright. Light shelfwear, especially to spine. Despite the flaws, bothare in fine condition. “Heritage Magazine forThis classic of western Americana recounts the adventurers and suffering the Intelligent Collectorof a small group of Texans who set out across the plains in 1841 to seize is a big, beautiful publication with writingneighboring New Mexico. President Mirabeau Lamar had directed the that is both entertaining and informativegroup to take control of New Mexico either through diplomacy or force.Instead, the poorly provisioned party became lost on the arid high plains, and photos that are glorious to behold.”eventually arriving in desperate straits. Alerted to the Texans’ intentions, —Tony Isabella, Comics Buyer’s GuideNew Mexico officials sent a force to meet them. The Texans were per-suaded to surrender, taken prisoner, and marched to Mexico City. GeorgeWilkins Kendall, the owner of a New Orleans newspaper, accompaniedthe Texans and shared their fate, but along the way he kept notes andsent dispatches to his newspaper that became the basis of his remarkablebook. Kendall’s “Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition” earned awide readership, selling an amazing 40,000 copies in its first eight years. Aclassic travel narrative and cornerstone book about early Texas. TSHAmember donation. All proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will go tosupport TSHA.Reference: Field 818. Graff 2304. Howes K75. Rader 2157. Streeter 1515;Streeter Sale 379. Jenkins 116(a). Wagner-Camp 110:1. Sabin 37360.Estimate: $500-$700Starting Bid: $250 SUBSCRIBE today! RECEIVE THE NEXT 3 ISSUES OF THIS AWARD-WINNING MAGAZINE FOR THE WORLD’S MOST PASSIONATE COLLECTORS FoR only $21 — A SAVINGS OF $8.85 OFF THE COVER PRICE Subscribe online at42100 William A. Kendrick Signed Oil Painting. Oil on board, 8.75” x12”, signed “Will A Kendrick 1930“ in lower right corner. In earthen tones, IntelligentCollector.comthe painting depicts a bearded elderly gentleman who wears a red turbanand rests his head and hand on his cane. William A. Kendrick (1889- or call 1-866-835-32431969) was born in Alabama, but lived most of his life in Texas. His paint-ings are included in the permanent collections of the Red Men Museum 21023 11-2-11and Nations Bank. Framed to an overall size of 18.5” x 21.5”. Very goodcondition. TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer’sPremium, will go to support TSHA.Estimate: $800-$1,200Starting Bid: $400 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 49
  • 51. 42101 William Kennedy. Texas: The Rise, Progress, and Prospects of the Republic of Texas. In Two Volumes. London: R. Hastings, 1841. First edition. Two 8vo volumes. lii, 378 pages; vi, 548 pages. Appendices. Bound in brown cloth, blind stamped and featuring the Lone Star; giltstamped spine. Two folding maps and two full page maps. With a complete map by John Arrowsmith, at- tached opposite the title page: Map of Texas, compiled from Surveys recorded in the Land Office of Texas, and other Official Surveys. Measuring 20” x 24”, outlined in color, marking towns, coun- ties, roads, military routes, rivers, creeks, and other physical features. With insets of the “Plan of Galveston Bay“ and the western U.S. and Mexico. Printed along the lower edge of the map, “London Pubd. 17 April, 1841, by John Arrowsmith. 10 Soho Square.” The map is beginning to sepa- rate from the book in places, but is otherwise in great condition. The spine covering of Volume I is detached at the top and torn in the bottom half, exposing what appears to be excerpts from a newspaper and a magazine. The boards are faded and stained; corners are bumped. The foot of the spine is chipped, but no loss of cloth. Pages are only slightly toned and remain bright. Binding is tight. Boards of Volume II are faded with some chipping at the top and middle of the spine. Corners are bumped; pages mildly toned. Binding of Volume II is also tight. Both volumes have the bookplate of the previous owner, the Earl of Ellenborough, attached to the front pastedown. Edward Law (1790-1871), the first and only Earl of Ellenborough, was a member of the Privy Council and is most remembered as the seventeenth Governor-General of India. In both volumes is also found handwritten above the bookplates “Ellenborough,“ though it is likely that this is not in Edward Law’s hand.50 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 52. Jenkins, in his Basic Texas Books, writes that the Arrowsmith map was, printed. As noted by Howes: “Paints a favorable picture of Texas, and mayapparently, “included in only a portion of the copies of the original edi- have hastened English recognition of her independence.” Jenkins assures ustion, as only a small percentage of surviving copies contain it.” The that Kennedy’s work is “The most comprehensive account of Texas publishedsecond folding map, facing page 336 of Volume I, is a Map of the Republic during its decade as an independent nation ... a work of profound influence.”of Texas and the Adjacent Territories, Indicating the Grants of LandConceded under the Empresario System of Mexico. It measures 16” x 13”. Also includes Copy of Field Notes and Journal of Survey by A. Le Grand, the man in charge of the survey party to map out a land grant for the NewConsidered the single best work on early Texas and hugely important in Arkansas and Texas Land Company. Unlike the English issue of this book,encouraging European emigration. This publication by William Kennedy the American edition does not include the map, but is generally consid-(1799-1871) covers the geography and natural features of Texas as well ered rarer and more its history during the revolution and early years of the Republic, withmany of the basic documents of the revolution seeing their first European Reference: Streeter 1385B. Sabin 37441. Graff 2308. Howes K92. Rainespublication in these volumes. Texans were shocked that such a thorough p. 132-133. Basic Texas Books 117. Clark III: 189.and comprehensive overview of Texas could have been written by a Estimate: $500-$700European, but “Kennedy himself gives a clue as to how he was able to ob- Starting Bid: $250tain such a wealth of reliable data when he reveals that he was given ac-cess to M[irabeau]. B. Lamar’s private papers — a collection that was thenand is still now an unexcelled mine of information on Texas history andgeography” (Jenkins). This work had such a profound influence on gain-ing recognition of Texan independence abroad — particularly in Englandand Germany — that Kennedy, an Irishman, was appointed by the Texasgovernment as Texan Consul in London and later as British Consul atGalveston. Per Raines: “This book was pronounced to be the best historyof Texas extant. The Texan Congress passed a resolution of thanks to theauthor. The physical description of Texas [is] the best published up to thattime. No historian of Texas has more eloquent paragraphs.” “An impor-tant work on Texas . . . [and] a most interesting book . . . Kennedy bringsin various contemporary comments not usually found in the conventionalaccount, and there is much in the way of contemporary articles and obser-vations.” (Streeter).An extremely important book that helped to establish Texas as an inter-national presence.References: Basic Texas Books 117. Graff 2308. Howes K92. Raines, pp.132-133. Sabin 37440. Streeter 1385.Estimate: $12,000-$15,000 42103 Henrietta Lamar Document Signed. One page, 8.5” x 10.5”,Starting Bid: $6,000 Galveston, March 31, 1860, regarding the receipt of $9,000. In part: “On the 2nd day of February 1860, Mrs. Henrietta Lamar deposited with Shepherd, Shaw & Co. of Galveston a United States Treasury Warrant...for ten thou- sand Dollars, on which the said Shepherd, Shaw & Co. advanced One thou-42102 William Kennedy. sand Dollars, the remaining Nine thousand Dollars the said Shepherd, ShawTexas: Its Geography, & Co agreed to retain...for the space of Ninety days paying Interest...Whereas,Natural History, and Mrs. Lamar desires to control the said Nine thousand Dollars before the ex-Topography. New York: piration of the said 90 days...she is willing and hereby relinquishes the interestBenjamin and Young, 1844. which may have accrued on the said amount to this date.”First edition, thus. 8vo. 118pp.Later contemporary binding Henrietta Lamar was the widow and second wife of Mirabeau B. Lamar,with marbled boards and red former President of the Republic of Texas, who had died of a heart attackbuckram back strip. The title three months before. Folds with scattered foxing and uneven toning. Elsehas been hand-written on near fine. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.a makeshift paper label and Estimate: $400-$600mounted to the front board Starting Bid: $200and spine. The boards aregenerally scuffed and worn,especially along the edges.The back board is detached.The pages are slightly tonedwith some light scatteredfoxing throughout and somedamp stains on the title page.The front free endpaper isdetached but present and aformer owner’s bookplate ismounted on the front pastedown. Still the contents are in very good con-dition, in a binding in need of conservation and restoration.This is an abridged version of Kennedy’s very popular first volume Texas:The Rise, Progress, and Prospects (London: 1841). Kennedy was an Irishpoet who spent two short months in the Texas Republic in 1839 andreturned home to write one of the most important works on Texas ever Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 51
  • 53. 42104 Mirabeau B. Lamar. Address of His Excellency Mirabeau B. Lamar to the Citizens of Santa Fe. [Austin]: Austin City Gazette Office, [1841]. Also Proclama de su Excellencia Mirabeau B. Lamar a los Ciudadanos de Santa Fe, Constitucion de la Republica de Tejas, Constitution of the Republic of Texas, Decreto Relativo a las Yglesias Catolicas y propriedades pertenecientes a ellas, and An Act Concerning the Catholic Churches. 8vo, 14; 47 pages. Disbound with all signatures intact and all of the pages have been silked for preservation. Modern casing of red, quarter-bound cloth over boards with red leather spine featuring two raised bands and gilt lettering and an integral chemise. Moderate to heavy toning, with stain- ing found scattered throughout. Text is faded in parts, but still entirely legible. Some small holes and wrinkling from silking resulting in minimal text loss. Some light water damage. Composed of two letters, the first, dated June 5, 1841, opens with an address to “the Inhabitants of Santa Fe, and of the other portions of New Mexico, to the East of the Rio Grande,” where he bluntly states the position of Texas toward the citizens of New Mexico: “The country has been won by our valor, and is consecrated to civil and religious liberty; and in no portion of it, will the enemy who provoked our resentment...ever be permitted to continue its authority, or perpetuate its domination. Knowing such to be the feelings of our people, it is due to candor to apprise you of the fact; and to let you know that the position which you now occupy towards the Government is temporary only...Although residing within our established limits, you are at present paying tribute to our enemies, professing allegiance to them, and receiving laws from their hands - a state of things ut- terly incompatible with our right of sovereignty, and which certainly cannot be permit- ted to be of long continuance. We do not use this language in any spirit of unkindness to you...Our purpose is simply to place before you the rights which we claim, and admon- ish you of the change in your condition, which the force of circumstances will inevitably bring about at no distant period, eight with or without your consent...that constituting, as you do, a portion of the civilized population of this Republic, you allowed to exist as a separate and independent people, but must be finally compelled to unite with us under the same Constitution and laws, and share our destiny, as an undivided nation. That which you will have to do ultimately, we invite you to do now.”52 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 54. Lamar continues by enticing the people to join him by laying out the ad-vantages of living under the umbrella of Texas democracy and expound-ing upon the valor of the people of Texas by telling of their glories duringthe Revolution, as well as the “cold-blooded butcheries of Goliad and theAlamo“ by their friends, the Mexicans. Translated into Spanish, it is foundin the accompanying pamphlet, “Proclama de su Excellencia Mirabeau B.Lamar a los Ciudadanos de Santa Fe.” The second letter, “To the Citizens ofSanta Fe: Friends and Compatriots,” dated a year earlier, April 14, 1840, isless hostile and talks about the “glorious revolution“ and urges the joiningof the two peoples. Most of the copies of the Address were destroyed dur- 42106 Tom Lea. Peleliuing the Santa Fe Expedition, leading Streeter to proclaim the Address to Landing. El Paso: Carlbe one of the fifteen most desirable items of Texana. Hertzog, 1945. Deluxe edi- tion limited to 500 copies,In an aggressive maneuver to lure some of the westward flow of goods hand-numbered and signedthrough Texas and away from the Santa Fe Trail, President Mirabeau twice by the author on intro-Lamar unofficially commenced the Texas Santa Fe Expedition in 1841. duction page bound in front.(The reason for the expedition was much more complicated than sim- With an autograph noteply a trade mission: President Lamar, without the backing of the Texas laid-in: “To Elley with affec-Congress, was also attempting to lure the citizens of New Mexico to come tion from Tom Lea“. 4to, 34under the jurisdiction of the republic, by force if necessary.) Merchants, pages. Illustrated with ten ofwith twenty-one wagons of goods valued near $200,000, were escorted by the author’s original battle sketches. Lacking the eight-page Life magazine321 soldiers with artillery, carrying copies of the Address with them. The color insert laid-in all copies of the deluxe edition. Bound in olive greenexpedition was poorly organized and executed. Traveling northwest in herringbone twill cloth, the same material as Marine Corps combat dun-unfamiliar terrain, the party got lost. Meanwhile, food and water supplies garees, with titles printed in black on the front board. Tom Lea combatran short as hostile Indians harassed the party. When they finally arrived photograph used as endpapers. Page edges untrimmed. This copy is veryin New Mexico in mid-September 1841, they were met by a large Mexican nice and in near fine condition.Army. In no position to fight, the merchants and soldiers surrendered andwere marched as prisoners to Mexico City. While there, they were rescued As a war correspondent for Life magazine, Lea was present for the first 32by U.S. diplomacy and released in April, 1842. Though an unfortunate hours of the Marine’s assault on Peleliu Island. His text and sketches bril-episode, it did bring Texas into the consciousness of the U.S. as war with liantly capture the terror and shock experienced by the Marines in thoseMexico loomed closer. first few critical hours. Hertzog’s choice of type face, paper and binding is integral to Lea’s narrative and sketches and one finds it difficult to im-Reference: Streeter 480; 483. age that one could stand without the other. Certainly this work must be counted as one of Hertzog’s greatest achievements.Estimate: $15,000-$20,000Starting Bid: $7,500 Reference: Lowman 29A. Estimate: $700-$900 Starting Bid: $35042105 Tom Lea. A Grizzly Fromthe Coral Sea. El Paso: Carl Hertzog,1944. First edition. Limited to 295 cop-ies, then the type and plates were sub-sequently destroyed. Inscribed by TomLea and signed by Carl Hertzog. 8vo,32 pages. Green cloth over boards.Gilt lettering to spine. Illustratedendpapers by Tom Lea. Illustrationsby Lea. Fore edge of pages uncut. Thedust jacket has some tearing andstaining, but overall this edition is ingood condition.This short prose work (Lea’s secondbook) draws from his experiencesaboard the USS Hornet. This scarcetitle wasn’t reprinted until 1988, and itremains a highly sought-after item for 42107 [Tom Lea]. The Ben Lilly Legend. Measuring 48.75” x 41.25”,collectors of both Tom Lea and Carl this oversized poster is a black and white reproduction of the cover of J.Hertzog. Frank Dobie’s book “The Ben Lilly Legend,” painted by famed Texas art- ist Tom Lea. The painting features Lilly, holding a rifle as the wind whipsReference: Lowman 25B. through his beard, and one of his hounds on a hunt.Estimate: $500-$700 Estimate: $400-$600Starting Bid: $250 Starting Bid: $200 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 53
  • 55. 42108 Edwin Oswald Legrand Signed Republic of Texas Oath. One page, 8” x 10”, partially print-ed on blue paper, San Augustine, April 4, 1839, issued to Washington P. Mann who declares: “that Iin was a resident Citizen of Texas previous to the first of October 1838, and that I intend remaining perma-nently in the country...and consider myself justly entitled to Six hundred & forty acres of Land.” In 1836,Edwin O. Legrand was elected as a delegate from San Augustine to the Convention of 1836, where hesigned both the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the Republic of Texas.Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the army and saw action at the Battle of San Jacinto. Following thewar, Legrand served as Justice of San Augustine County until 1838. Folds with light toning along theedges, especially the top. Fine.Estimate: $800-$1,200Starting Bid: $400 42109 John H. Lendrum Mexican War Archive containing the epau- lets of Mexican General Gabriel Valencia, the sword of a Mexican officer, a map of the Battle of El Molino del Rey, a presidential commission to captain by brevet, and orders. Lieutenant John H. Lendrum, Third Artillery, United States Army, served with distinction throughout General Winfield Scott’s Mexico City Campaign during the Mexican-American War. Lendrum kept a detailed journal in which he documents the movement of the American army from his arrival at the Port of Veracruz on May 29, 1847, until the fall of Mexico City and beyond, giving us an eyewitness account of such famous battles as Churubusco, El Marino del Rey, and Chapultepec. During the Battle of Chapultepec, Lendrum and a “Lt. Jones” carried a mountain howitzer into the belfry of a church where they began to rain fire upon “the soldiers at the Gateway.” Curiously, Ulysses S. Grant, who was also present at the Battle of Chapultepec, recounts a similar story in the “Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant”: “I got an officer...with a mountain go with me...The gun was carried to the belfry and put togeth- er...The shots from our little gun dropped in upon the enemy...” Neither men make mention of the other in their memoirs. The War Department, however, contains the report of Brevet Colonel John Garland who states: “...I recognized the command as it came up, mounted a howitzer on the top of a convent, which, under the direction of Lt. Grant...and Lt. Lendrum... annoyed the enemy considerably.” It was for this action that Lendrum was awarded a brevet commission to captain.54 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 56. Lendrum was also ordered to occupy the house of Mexican General Additional documents include: Millard Fillmore Military Appointment Gabriel Valencia during the same battle. In his journal, Lendrum writes: Signed as president. One partially-printed vellum page, 14.5” x 18”,“We were now sent to occupy the house-top of Gen’l Valencia. We found Washington, March 12, 1851, appointing Brevet First Lieutenant John the house deserted but everything left untouched. We remained in quar- H. Lendrum a Captain by Brevet for “gallant conduct at Chapultepec.“. ters here until the morning of the 15th...” It is probable that this is where Countersigned by Charles M. Conrad as Secretary of War. Large blind he obtained the epaulets and the officer’s sword. embossed paper seal in the lower margin. The president’s signature is bold and clear. Aside from normal fold creases, this document is in veryAfter the war, Lendrum is ordered to California in command of two fine condition. [and:] Orders No. 84. One page, 7.5” x 9.5” (sight), issuedcompanies. He is still in California when, at San Francisco on October 21, from “Head Quarters/Fort Monroe Va./September 25, 1848,“ regarding the1861, he is injured by a train of dirt cars. Captain John Lendrum died four transfer of Lieutenant Lendrum to California where he will command twodays later, aged thirty-three years. companies, it reads in full: Gabriel Valencia’s Epaulets. Set of two Mexican officer’s epaulets “I. Lient Lendrum 3rd Arty, in command of Companies ‘I’ and ‘M’ of this measuring roughly 5.5” x 7.75”. On the interior of one epaulet is written: regiment destined for Calafornia [sic], will embark with them this morning“Gem’s Valencia [sic]/Mexican officer surrendered/Capt. John H. Lendrum/Co. on Board the Schooner ‘Lady Suffolk.’ Baker Master, and proceed to Forth I, 3rd U. S. Arty/1845.” Inside the second epaulet is written: “Capt. John Columbus, N. York where he will report to the Commanding officer of that H. Lendrum/Co. I, 3rd U. S. Arty/Gen’l Vallencia [sic]/1845/Mexican War.“ Post. The date has been changed with pencil on both epaulets to read 1847. “II. Sergeant McAerins of Company ‘H’ and Corporal Gardner of Co. ‘A’ areThe brass and gilt epaulets feature gold thread and coils that extend down detailed for Regtl. Recruiting Service with Bvt. Lieut Col. H. Brown at Newfrom the shoulder boards and display the Mexican coat of arms (an eagle Brunswick, N. J. and will proceed to Fort Columbus, en route to that place,with wings outstretched grasping a cactus with its left claw while holding where they will report to the Commanding officer of the Post.”a snake with its right claw and beak) on the gold, silk-threaded boards.Unlike American epaulets, the tassels are rigid. Beautifully double matted and framed to overall size of 10.75” x 12.75”. Smoothed folds, but in fine condition.Gabriel Valencia (1799-1848) served in the Spanish Army as a young Estimate: $8,000-$10,000man. During the Mexican War of Independence he fought under Agustin Starting Bid: $4,000de Iturbide and continued his military career as a brigadier general inthe Mexican Army. He made an uneasy coalition with General AntonioLopez de Santa Anna where both men would work together for the benefitof mutually attaining political gain. During the Mexican War (1846-1848)Santa Anna ordered Valencia to halt the advance of American General 42110 John J. Linn.Winfield Scott as he pushed toward Mexico City from Veracruz. Valencia’s Reminiscences of Fiftyarmy settled in at the town of Contreras. Santa Anna ordered Valencia Years in Texas. New York:to fall back to Churubusco, but Valencia ignored him. Santa Anna with- D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 1883.held reinforcements and Valencia’s army was subsequently routed. The First edition. 12mo, 369fate of Valencia after the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco is unclear. pages. Frontispiece engrav-Allegedly Santa Anna ordered him to be shot on sight. It is believed ing of Linn with facsimileValencia died in Mexico City in 1848, cause unknown. signature. Tipped in Errata sheet on page 369. Maroon, Mexican Officer’s Sword. 33” blade, 37.75” overall. Ricasso marked blind stamped cloth over“Weyersberg Frères / Solingen“, three branch “D” guard hilt with leather boards; gilt lettering and inner liner, wood with twisted wire grip, black leather soft scabbard with blind stamping on spine. two ring mounts (missing the drag), the hilt and mounts are iron. A fine Boards are heavily scuffed example. and bowed outward. Rear board edge is frayed in places.Battle of El Molino del Rey Map. “Sketch of the Operations/of the/1st Bumped corners. Spine isDivision United States Army/under the command of/General Worth/on the faded and chipped at the8th Sept. 1847/by/Edmd. L. F. Hardcastle/ Brt. 2nd. Lieut. Top Engineer.” head and foot. Front hingePhiladelphia: P. S. Duval Lithographer, n. d. (circa 1850). This handsome is cracked exposing themap measures 20.75” x 14.75” and is mounted to a black backing board stitching. The name “Clarato an overall size 21.75” x 15.75”. The map shows the location of General B. Mitchel“ is handwrittenWinfield Scott’s headquarters at Tacubaya, the buildings comprising on the front free endpaper.Molino del Rey and Casa de Mata, lines representing infantry movements Notations in pencil scatteredand artillery, and the Castle of Chapultepec. throughout. Some slight ton- ing and foxing; binding isThe Battle of El Molino del Rey was fought on September 8, 1847, shortly tight.after the Battle of Churubusco. General Winfield Scott had receivedreports of Santa Anna rushing church bells to a foundry 1,000 yards John Joseph Linn gives a first-hand account of Texas during the days offrom Chapultepec Castle called El Molino del Rey (the King’s Mills). the revolution. Among other positions, Linn held the post of quartermas-Comprised of several buildings nearly 500 yards in length, the bells were ter of the Texas army and served in the second and third congresses ofto be melted down and cast into cannon. The fighting took place here the new Republic of Texas. An important work, essential to any seriousand at another large stone building known as Casa de Mata, approximate- library of early Texas 400 yards away, which was used in the storage of gunpowder. The Casade Mata was destroyed along with the molds for the cannon. The result References: Howes L363. Graff 2503. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 127.was a costly American victory. Estimate: $600-$800 Starting Bid: $300Fold creases are found throughout and some adhesive ghosting is presenton the corners, but otherwise in fine condition. Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 55
  • 57. 42113 [Francis Lubbock, et al.]. Address of the Military Board to the People42111 [Tony of Texas. Austin: Printed byLama]. Set John Marshall & Co., [n.d.,of Display 1862]. First edition. 8vo. SlimLonghorns. pamphlet. 8 pages. OriginalUnknown printed orange wrappers.Maker, n. d. Pages splitting along spine.Once belong- Foxing throughout. Pamphleting to Texas has been folded in halfbootmaker vertically, with light creaseTony Lama, running the length of theSr. Measuring booklet. Generally very good.75.75” x 16” Scarce.from tip totip, mounted An appeal to the citizens of Texas for aid in its defense during the Civilto a 19” x 4.5” War from the state Military Board, comprised of Governor F. R. Lubbock,wooden plaque. Center brown leather is blind stamped with floral/botani- Comptroller Clem R. Johns, and Treasurer C. H. Randolph. “We feel con-cal patterns. There is a crack at the base of the left horn, giving evidence fident that our appeal to you will not be in vain: we do not doubt that youof past restoration. Excellent condition. will rally to the call of your State: we cannot believe that you will fail to afford the means to repel and chastise the insolent foe, should he attemptWith a black and white photo of Tony Lama’s factory office picturing Tony to desecrate the soil of Texas with his polluting tread.... Act that you mayLama and the horns on the wall in the background. Also a note on “Tony remain freemen.” From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.Lama“ letterhead which reads in full: “The cattle horns on the wall in thisphoto of Tony Lama’s office at the boot factory are in the wall in the smallest Reference: Parrish & Willingham 4302. Winkler 500.bedroom.” The name “Roger Sauder“ is printed in the bottom corner. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $250Tony Lama, Sr. (1887-1974) was born in Syracuse, New York, orphaned ateleven, and was apprenticed as a shoemaker by his uncle who raised him.Lama joined the army and served as a cobbler while stationed at Fort Bliss,Texas, serving under General John Pershing. After leaving the servicein 1912, he opened a shoe repair business in El Paso where he continuedmaking boots for the army. By the 1930s, he was exclusively makingwestern style boots for local ranchers. The Tony Lama Corporation intro-duced changes to the typical western boot by making it comfortable forwalking as well as riding.Estimate: $2,500-$5,000 42114 Francis RichardStarting Bid: $1,250 Lubbock. Six Decades in Texas or Memoirs of Francis Richard Lubbock, Governor of Texas in War-Time, 1861- 1863. A Personal Experience in Business, War, and Politics. Edited by C. W. Raines. Austin: Ben C. Jones & Co., 1900. First edition. 8vo, xvi, 685 pages. Appendix and indexed. Illustrated with portraits, fac- simile reprints of documents, 42112 Texas Longhorn Shoulder Mount. This steer was named photographs, and scenery.“Outlaw”, and was reputed to be the meanest fighting steer in the Texas Beautiful modern half-binding Hill Country. He was from the Candy Mountain Ranches breeding pro- in maroon with black stamp- gram, one of the largest registered Longhorn breeding programs in central ing and gilt lettering to spine. Texas. Expertly mounted by Demuth Taxidermy; the mount is 41” tall, Light shelf wear; soiling at bot- measures 46.75” across from tip to tip of horns, and projects 40” from wall tom front corner. Front board to nose. bows inward slightly. Some damage to the fore and bottom edge of the TSHA will deliver the mount free of charge to the winning bidder! All pages, most notably some minor paper loss on pages 141 through 144, not proceeds from this lot, including Buyer’s Premium, will go to TSHA. affecting the text. Pages are very lightly toned. Very good. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500 Starting Bid: $500 From the book: “ ...not a history of Texas, but a personal memoir interspersed with such public events as came into my mind, and it extends over the entire life of the Republic and the Confederacy, coming down in a more desultory way to the present time...” As noted in Basic Texas Books: “His memoirs...are56 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 58. entertaining and forthright, full of humor and entirely lacking in vanity.... &c. with the View of Re-Establishing, Extending, and Perpetuating the SystemLubbock gives us one of the best accounts of business life in early Texas.” of Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Republic of Mexico. By a Citizen of the United States. Philadelphia: Merrihew and Gunn, 1836. 8vo. 56 pp, inReferences: Dobie, p. 52. Howes L542. Nevins, Civil War Books II, p. 196. double columns. Errata sheet. Pamphlet bound in three-quarter tan mo-Parrish, Civil War Texana 59. Raines, p. 141. Basic Texas Books 130. Rader rocco with marbled paper over boards. Gilt spine titles. Slight rubbing to2259. Agatha, p. 70f. Broadfoot (5th) at 600. covers. Moderate foxing throughout. Otherwise, very good.Estimate: $400-$600Starting Bid: $200 Anti-slavery tract written by Benjamin Lundy, a Quaker abolitionist, who spent years traveling in search of a location for freed slaves to settle, in- cluding areas of Texas then under control of Mexico. C. W. Raines, in his Bibliography of Texas, sums up Lundy’s treatise in one sentence. “Anything but favorable to Texas.” References: Howes L569. Raines, p. 141. Sabin 95134. Streeter 1217. Estimate: $600-$800 Starting Bid: $30042115 Francis R. Lubbock Autograph Letter Signed as assistantsecretary and treasurer of the Texas Veteran Association. One and one-half pages, 8.25” x 11”, on “Texas Veteran Association“ letterhead, Austin,August 15, 1902. Written in pencil on lined paper and addressed to JohnHenninger Reagan declining an offer to visit shortly after the death of hiswife. It reads in part: “ present think it best to remain at home looking af-ter little matters of business and keeping up my routine habits. I really think itis best for me, my Dear Friend...My wife many years ago led me to Christ andtaught me to put my trust in him it has made me a happier and I trust a betterman. She taught me to say ‘Lord thy will and not mine be done.’ So that I amnow possessed of Christian fortitude enough to bear up under all inflictions. Ithink it is due myself, the memory of my departed wife to my friends and the 42117 [Douglas MacArthur]. West Texas Military Academypeople of Texas to meet everything that comes hardy and like a Christian.“ Photograph. 16” x 13.5” (sight), n.d. (circa 1896). Future Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers General Douglas MacArthur is pho-Folds and small chips toward the bottom; very fine condition. tographed as a cadet at the West Texas Military Academy. He is seen firstEstimate: $400-$600 from the left, sitting on the front row. Matted and framed to an overallStarting Bid: $200 size of 22” x 19.5”. Included with the photograph is a copy of Francis Trevelyan Miller’s General Douglas MacArthur: Fighter for Freedom. Illustrated with photographs, the book contains two photographs of a young cadet-age MacArthur. The first features MacArthur and his football teammates while a student at the West Texas Military Academy and the second, a few years later, as a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Estimate: $500-$750 Starting Bid: $25042116 [BenjaminLundy]. The War in Texas;A Review of Facts andCircumstances Showing thatThis Contest is a Result of aLong Premeditated CrusadeAgainst the Government, Seton Foot by Slaveholders, LandSpeculators, Land Speculators, Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 57
  • 59. 42118 [Map]. Johann Baptista Homann. Regni Mexicani seu Novae HispaniaeLudovicianae, N. Angliae, Carolinae, Virginiae et Pensylvaniae, nec nonInsularum, Archipelagi Mexicani in America Septentrionali accurata Tabulaexhibita a Ioh. Babtista Homann. 22.75” x 19” (sight), matted to an overall size of28” x 25”, Nuremberg, circa 1720. Copper-engraved, hand colored in outline and wa-tercolor wash; black and white cartouches and vignettes.This extremely decorative map shows the Great Lakes and Nova Scotia throughCentral America and Venezuela, and from present day New Mexico to the east-ern seaboard. The map is geographically based on an early work by Guillaume del’Isle. The British colonies are shown to the east of the Appalachians. The mapitself is filled with Indian tribes, settlement place names, and villages. The map isembellished with a fine title cartouche depicting two native figures and symbols ofAmerica’s natural resources. In the center right is a large engraved scene of extensivegold mining operations with Indians bringing treasures to the waiting Europeans.Smoothed folds and wrinkling; repair on the bottom edge along the center fold. Elsevery good.Reference: Cumming SE, 137.Estimate: $1,000-$1,500Starting Bid: $500 42119 [Map]. Jeremiah Greenleaf. Texas Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities. 14.75” x 12”, [Brattleboro]: [G. R. French], [1842]. Removed from a larger, bound atlas: “A Universal Atlas; Comprising of all the Principal Empires, Kingdoms & States throughout the World: and forming a distinct Atlas of the United States” by Jeremiah Greenleaf. Plate number 64. Copperplate engraving with hand coloring. Toned edges with light chipping at the top edge and bottom right corner. Else fine. One of the earliest maps to show the counties of an independent Texas. Also shows the locations of roads, cities and settlements, and military installations. Indian villag- es and the locations of various western Indian tribes are depicted. Parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, the Indian Territory, and the Mexican state of New Leon (Nueva Leon) also displayed. Reference: Day, p. 22. Phillips, America, p. 843. Atlases, p. 784. Estimate: $800-$1,000 Starting Bid: $40042120 [Map]. C. S. Williams. Map of Texas from the Most RecentAuthorities. 17.5” x 13.5”, Philadelphia: Published by C. S. Williams, [1845].Removed from a larger, bound atlas: “A New Universal Atlas Containing Mapsof the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of The World” byHenry S. Tanner. Plate number 35. Lithograph map drawn and engraved by J. H.Young. Beautifully hand colored. Toned along the margins with some page edgechipping, else fine.Features nearly forty counties of the Republic of Texas. Nearly the entire west-ern half is consumed by the counties of Bexar, Milam, and Robertson, and SanPatricio. Inset at lower left titled “Texas North of Red River.” San Jacinto battle-field is marked with a flag. Settlements and cities, mines, roads also indicated.At the top left is printed: “This tract of Country as far as North Canadian Forkwas explored by Le Grand in 1833, it is naturally fertile, well wooded, and with a fairproportion of water.”Reference: Streeter 1629.Estimate: $600-$900Starting Bid: $30058 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 60. 42121 [Map]. Humphrey Phelps. The United States 1776 |At One View| 1846. (New York: Humphrey Phelps, 1845). One page, 20” x 28”, printed and hand colored. Comprised primarily of statistical charts and lists of populations, bodies of water, mountains and rail- roads. Bottom margin devoted to Oregon and Texas, describing the boundaries, geography, climate, Nation American populations and distances between cities. Also features an im- ages of an 1846 Fifty Dollar bill at center right. With medium foxing throughout as well as chipping and paper loss to edges. Framed to an overall size of 24.5” x 31.75”. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $30042122 [Map]. Humphrey Phelps. Ornamental Map of the United States & Mexico.(New York: Humphrey Phelps, 1846). One page, broadside, 21.75” x 29” (sight), printed andhand-colored. Second edition of the decorative map from a popular series, with imagesof Cortez, Washington, Montezuma, Gen. Taylor and Santa Ana. Also with statisticalcharts of populations and distances as well as territory boundary descriptions and briefchronologies. With color wash added by hand. Toning, chipping, and separation along thefolds. Framed to an overall size of 24.5” x 31.75”.Estimate: $500-$700Starting Bid: $300 RARE BOOKS & AUTOGRAPHS AUCTIONS Weekly internet auctions beginning and ending each Thursday at 10:00PM/CT Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 59
  • 61. 42123 [Map]. J[acob] De Cordova. De Cordova’s Map of Texas. Compiled from the Recordsof the General Land Office of the State, By Robert Creuzbaur, Revised & Corrected by Charles W.Pressler. New York: J. H. Colton & Co., 1857. Next to the title is printed, “Without my signature allcopies of this map have been fraudulently obtained,” followed by De Cordova’s facsimile signature.Large format lithograph map, measuring 33.5” x 36.25”, elegantly colored by hand, showing coun-ties, cities and towns, roads, rivers, and Indian villages. Folded into original brown, blind and giltstamped cloth covers with title in gilt on front cover. Text along the left edge titled “Referenceto Land Districts“ and lists the corresponding counties of each district. At lower left is found theofficial seals of the State of Texas and of the General Land Office with printed comments regard-ing the map from noted Texans Sam Houston, Thomas Rusk, etc. and their facsimile signatures.Inset map at lower right, measuring 10.75” x 9”, is brightly colored and depicts west Texas, thesouthwestern state, and the Rocky Mountain States and territories. Inside of front board featuresperiod ads for works published by J. H. Colton & Co. and for De Cordova’s General Land Agency.Scattered light foxing; staining from water droplets in the middle along the bottom edge. Tonedin places along the folds with archival repairing to central horizontal fold. Chipped along the topand bottom edges. Adhesive ghosting where it is attached to the cover. Boards are heavily worn,but the map is in fine condition.The map was first issued in 1849, 1850, and revised by German cartographer Charles W. Presslerfor the Colton Company at least four times (1856, 1857, 1858, and 1861). With each new editionor issue the map makers have adjusted for the continuing change in Texas development. The for-mat remained generally the same over the years. Jenkins states: “Sam Houston delivered a speech60 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 62. praising the map [the 1849 edition] on the floor of the U.S. Senate...that it was ‘the most correct and authentic map of Texas ever com- piled.’” Of the 1850 edition: “An important and authentic map-possibly the finest of the period.” (Eberstadt)“[Jacob] De Cordova, a native of Jamaica, was one of the earliest Jewish settlers in Texas. He supplied goods for the Texas Revolution from New Orleans and settled in Galveston in 1837. [...] He was fluent in English, German, French, Spanish, Hebrew, and several Indian languages. He became one of the leading land merchants in Texas, and worked for thirty years promoting immigration into the state” (Jenkins). In 1847, De Cordova was elected to the Texas House of Representatives, but lost his bid for reelection in 1849. Working as a land agent, he, along with George B. Erath, laid out the town of Waco. He was instrumental in promoting immigration to Texas through speeches professing her won- ders given throughout the United States and as far away as England. He also published a number of pamphlets and guidebooks including “The 42125 [Map]. Jones & Murphy’s Map of the City of Dallas, Texas. Texas Immigrant and Traveller’s Guide Book” (1856) and “Texas, Her Prepared for Morrison & Fourmy’s City Directory. Compiled from the Resources and Her Public Men” (1858). De Cordova died in 1868. reports of Dallas Co., and latest surveys of the City Engineer. N. p: n. p., 1882. Lithographed by August Gast & Co., St. Louis. Black and whiteReference: Basic Texas Books 38; 38n. Eberstadt, Texas 162:241. Phillips, map, measuring 31” x 23”, giving a bird’s eye view of the city of DallasAmerica, p. 845 (cites editions 1849-1857). with land divided into lots which are numerically designated. Also in-Estimate: $40,000-$50,000 cludes several rail lines that serviced the Dallas area, streets, cemeteries,Starting Bid: $20,000 parks, and the Old Fair Grounds. Certified that “this is the most complete and correct Map ever compiled and drawn of the City of Dallas...from field- notes and actual surveys Dallas. April 22d A. D. 1878” with three facsimile signatures of the City Engineer and two “Late“ City Engineers. Originally found as a fold out map in “Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory of the City of Dallas.” Mildly toned with small tears along the smoothed folds. Chipped edges. Else fine. Estimate: $500-$1,000 Starting Bid: $25042124 Charles W. Pressler. Traveller’s Map of the State of Texas.Compiled, from the records of the General Land Office, the maps of theCoast Survey, the reports of the Boundary Commission and various otherMilitary surveys and reconnoissances. New York: American Photo- 42126 [Map]. Map of the South West Rail System. Missouri PacificLithographic Company, 1867. Originally bound in a case of brown, RY. (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1883). One page, printed in color, 28.5” xblind and gilt stamped cloth over boards, the map is now detached, but 16”. The map illustrates the routes of the Central Branch of the Unionstill held securely in the casing when closed. Measuring 39.5” x 42”, Pacific Railway, the Missouri Pacific, with routes originating in St.this beautifully hand colored map of Texas shows counties and the ter- Louis and traveling westward. Rightmost panels with advertisement de-ritories of Presidio, Bexar, El Paso, and Young, cities, towns, forts, rivers, scriptions of the coaches and classes of travel available. Verso, printedpost offices, roads, and the locations of several Indian tribes. Insets in red and blue, with time tables of specific branches. Folds into itself toof the “Western Part of Texas“ and “Northern Part of Texas“ are fea- 3.63” x 8”. With tears and separation at several of the folds. Very lighttured along the bottom edge. Portions of northern Mexico, Louisiana, soiling at margins, corners at good condition.Arkansas, and the Indian Territory also shown. This map is a second Estimate: $500-$700revision of “Pressler’s Map of the State of Texas” published by James Starting Bid: $350Root & Company in 1858. Folds with only slight toning. Else a veryfine example rarely seen.A native of Prussia, Charles Pressler studied cartography and surveyingin Weisensee before joining the Adelsverein and immigrating to Texasin 1846. Almost immediately he began work for Jacob De Cordova,leading his surveying expeditions and assisting him on his well-known1849 map of Texas. In 1850 he began work with the General LandOffice, a post he would hold for 49 years, only interrupted by his timespent in the Confederate engineering department, during the CivilWar. After the war, he returned to the General Land Office.Estimate: $1,500-$2,500Starting Bid: $750 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 61
  • 63. 42127 [Pacific Railroad Survey]. Collection of Thirty-Two Maps fromVolume XI of “Reports of Explorations and Survey to Ascertain the MostPracticable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to thePacific Ocean.”Between 1803 and the end of the Mexican War in 1848, the United States hadattained vast swaths of land stretching from the Mississippi River to the PacificOcean. Travel from east to west took two forms: overland using the slow, cum-bersome horse and wagon or a long sea voyage around the southern tip of SouthAmerica. It was agreed that a faster mode of transportation was needed. Railroads,which had been employed in the east since the 1830s and could be used to quicklytransport passengers and freight, were the natural choice. The question that re-mained was where to put it.In the 1840s, the United States government had sponsored several expeditionsto determine the most appropriate route of a transcontinental railway, but due tosectional and economic rivalry, no one route gained complete support. In 1853,Congress authorized Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, who enlisted the support ofthe U. S. Army’s Corp of Topographical Engineers, to send out four expeditionsto determine the most practical placement of the railway. The Northern Pacificto assess a northern route roughly along the 47th and 49th parallels; the CentralPacific, along the 37th and 39th parallels; a southerly route along the 35th parallel;and a second southern route, favored by Davis, through Texas to San Diego.The massive amount of data collected by the expeditions was published by the War Department in twelve volumes between 1855 and 1861 . The mapscontained in this excellent archive are taken from Volume XI “Reports of Explorations.”Estimate: $4,000-$5,000Starting Bid: $2,800 Dove Hunting for a party of four at Maravillas Ranch 42128 Dove Hunt at the Famous Maravillas Ranch. Accommodations for four people for two days and two nights including meals at the famous Gage hotel; and dove hunting for four at the Maravillas Ranch. You can hunt doves at the same ranch as President Bush. TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000 Starting Bid: $2,00062 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 64. and scarf. Repair work is present on the back; edges are torn are taped. [and:] Albumen Photograph of Dawn at the Alamo. 8.5” x 5.25”. In his famous painting, McArdle is attempting to capture the entire battle on one canvas. He intentionally made William Travis, James Bowie, and David Crockett prominent within the chaos. [and:] Key to the Painting Dawn at the Alamo. 22” x 2.5”, printed. Folded and torn along the edges. Henry Arthur McArdle (1836-1908) was born in Belfast, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States with his aunt at the age of 14 follow- ing the death of his parents. During the Civil War, he served first as a draftsman in the Confederate Navy and later drew maps for Robert E. Lee. McArdle settled in Texas following the war and taught art at Baylor Female College. Along with Dawn at the Alamo and The Battle of San Jacinto, McArdle is known for a portrait of Sam Houston (1902) and The Settlement of Austin’s Colony (1875). 42129 Maximiliano, Estimate: $800-$1,200 Emperor of Mexico, Starting Bid: $400 Manuscript Appointment Signed. Two pages of a bifolium, 10.25” x 15.25”, Mexico, November 18,1865. Maximiliano ap- points Don Paulino Raigosa to the post of Imperial Commissioner of the Sixth Division. Signed“Maximiliano“ at the top of page two. With slight dampstaining affecting the bottom right margins of the document. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $250 42131 H. H. McConnell. Five Years a Cavalryman: or, Sketches of Regular Army Life on the Texas Frontier. Jacksboro, Texas: J. N. Rogers, 1889. Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: “Miss Alice Rogery, with compliments of the author/H H McConnell/ Oct. 5, 1889.“ First edition. 12mo, 319 pages. Publisher’s original binding in cloth with title stamped in gilt on front42130 Henry A. McArdle Group including: Henry McArdle board and spine. Printed onAutograph Document Twice Signed. One page, 19” x 6”. Handwritten, pink paper. Minor rubbing isin pencil. A key to the painting The Battle of San Jacinto (1895) list- present on the bindings anding the Texans and Mexicans portrayed. Both signatures are located pages exhibit some toning, butalong the top margin. Some prominent figures in the painting are overall in very good condition.Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas, ThomasJ. Rusk, a general during San Jacinto and the first Texas Secretary of “The most lively and authenticWar, Sam Houston, Erastus “Deaf” Smith, Juan Nepomuceno Almonte, account of cavalry life in West Texas after the Civil War.” (Jenkins)and Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The original painting is hang-ing in the Senate Chamber in the Texas Capitol along with another References: Howes M59. Graff 2579. Rader 2280. Adams, Six-GunsMcArdle painting, Dawn at the Alamo. [and:] Portrait of an Unknown 1393. Adams, Herd 1380. Raines, p. 142. Basic Texas Books 131.Man. Untitled, 7.25” x 9.25”. Drawing of a man by the artist Henry A.McArdle, whose name appears at the bottom right. The man is sport- Estimate: $500-$700ing long sideburns and wears a frock coat, white high-collared shirt, Starting Bid: $250 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 63
  • 65. 42132 Thomas L.McKenney and James L.Hall: Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiah or Black Hawk 42134 Thomas L.a Saukie Brave. 12.5” x 19” McKenney and James(sight), from McKenney and L. Hall: Waa-Top-E-Not.Hall’s “History of the Indian 12.5” x 19” (sight), fromTribes of North America McKenney and Hall’swith Biographical Sketches “History of the Indianand Anecdotes of the Tribes of North AmericaPrincipal Chiefs Embellished with Biographical Sketcheswith One Hundred and and Anecdotes of theTwenty Portraits from Principal Chiefs Embellishedthe Indian Gallery in the with One Hundred andDepartment of War, at Washington,” hand colored lithograph, double Twenty Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War,matted in suede and framed to overall size of 20.5” x 27”. A few foxing at Washington,” hand colored lithograph, double matted in suede andmarks; else fine. framed to overall size of 20.5” x 27”. Very light, scattered foxing; else fine.The lithographs found in “History of the Indian Tribes of North America” The lithographs found in “History of the Indian Tribes of North America”are reproductions of oil paintings produced as studio portraits as the sub- are reproductions of oil paintings produced as studio portraits as the sub-jects were visiting Washington D. C. to sign various treaties with the U. jects were visiting Washington D. C. to sign various treaties with the U.S. government. Unfortunately, the original paintings have all been lost to S. government. Unfortunately, the original paintings have all been lost tofire and all that remain are the beautiful lithographs. fire and all that remain are the beautiful lithographs.Estimate: $500-$700 Estimate: $500-$700Starting Bid: $350 Starting Bid: $350 42133 Thomas L. McKenney and James L. Hall: Pes-Ke-Le-Cha-Co. A Pawnee Chief. 12.5” x 19” (sight), from McKenney and Hall’s “History of the Indian Tribes of North America with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington,” hand colored 42135 John O. Meusebach Land Certificate. One printed page, on lithograph, double matted in blue paper, 8” x 10”, New Braunfels, February 28, 1855, granting thesuede and framed to overall size of 20.5” x 27”. Light staining at the bot- “German Emigration Company...three hundred and twenty acres of land, astom edge with a few foxing marks; else fine. a part of the Premium lands secured to them by the laws of the Republic and State of Texas.” Certificate number 46. Signed with a printed signature.The lithographs found in “History of the Indian Tribes of North America” Toning in the text and along the edges, else fine.are reproductions of oil paintings produced as studio portraits as the sub-jects were visiting Washington D. C. to sign various treaties with the U. In 1845 and 1846, German citizens were promised land by the AdelsvereinS. government. Unfortunately, the original paintings have all been lost to (German Emigration Company; or the Society for the Protection offire and all that remain are the beautiful lithographs. German Immigrants in Texas) were they to emigrate to Texas, in part, toEstimate: $500-$700 rid Germany of surplus rural inhabitants. Meusebach, a German nobleStarting Bid: $350 was appointed second commissioner general for Texas for the Adelsverein charged with the allocation of 500 acres of land. In 1854, he was chosen commissioner by Governor Elisha M. Pease to oversee the issue of the land certificates that had been promised to the German Emigration Company and their colonists. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $25064 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 66. 42138 1887 Printing of the 1821 Mexican 42136 Mexican War Declaration of Independence. Veteran’s Medal/Shield One page, 17.5” x 25.5”, in Inscribed on the Verso Spanish. A contemporary “George C. Miles/6th dedication, in ink, appears Texas Cav.” George C. at the bottom from José Miles served in Henry Antonio Ulloa to “the last of B. Stout’s Mounted my friends,” Dr. Luis Gordoa Gunmen prior to the dated September 25, 1887, Mexican War, July 15 from Zacatecas. to October 15, 1841. The unit participated The Declaration of in Republic of Texas Independence of the Mexican Militia Brigadier General Empire was signed on Edward Tarrant’s expedi- September 28, 1821 and was tion against the Indians the establishment of the along the Trinity River modern nation of Mexico.July 5 to August 11, 1841. Measuring 2” x 2.25”, the lower portion of the Signatories include politi-medal exhibits elaborate detail including a wreath encircling “Mexico“ cians, clergymen, and militaryand the date “1846“. On the border of the medal are listed Mexican War leaders. One notable signa-battles. Bar with safety pin type back. A beautiful piece. Fine. tory is Agustin de Iturbide, who shortly after signing the Declaration wasEstimate: $1,500-$2,000 made President of the Regency and, in March of 1822, was crowned theStarting Bid: $750 first Emperor of Mexico, Agustin I, a position he would hold for less than one year. The document has two fold creases and paper loss at the crossfolds. There is dampstaining along the left side from top to bottom. A faint, ghosted, mirror image of ink is present on the bottom half of the print. Estimate: $500-$1,000 Starting Bid: $25042137 [Mexican War].Program to Part Oneof Mexico Illustrated at 42139 James M. Morphis.Stoppani Hall. New York: History of Texas, from ItsGeorge F. Nesbitt, Stationer Discovery and Settlement withand Printer, 1848. 8vo, 36 a Description of Its Principalpages. Blue printed wrap- Cities and Counties, and thepers. Wrappers are chipped Agricultural, Mineral, andon the bottom edges; pages Material Resources of theare heavily dampstained State. New York: United Statesthroughout, but the text re- Publishing Company, 1874.mains bright. First edition. 8vo, viii, 591 pag- es. Engraving of the Alamo asIn 1848, following the con- frontispiece. Features a colored,clusion of the Mexican War, fold out map by G. W. and C. exhibition was presented Colton: New Map of the Stateat Stoppani Hall in New York City showing key events of the war, painted of Texas As It Is In 1875,(25” xon canvas. Given in two parts, part one featured a “continuous view, of the 19.5”, vine border with insetsextraordinarily diversified landscape, from the city of Vera Cruz to the city of of “Plan of the Northern Part ofMexico.” The purpose of the painting was to give a “faithful, and pictur- Panhandle of Texas,” “Plan ofesque representation, of the lines of march pursued by the American armies“ Matagorda Bay,” “Texas as it wasby showing the geographical location of each battle beginning with the in 1835,” “Plan of Galveston Bay,”landing near Vera Cruz on March 9, 1847, to the capture of Mexico City and “Plan of Sabine Lake.”in September of the same year. This booklet contains a synopsis of theevents portrayed. TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Weakened folds with large tear at top right, archivally repaired on the ver-Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA. so that has caused staining on the recto. Illustrated with portraits, plates,Estimate: $400-$600 and a map of the battleground of San Jacinto. Includes eight pages of adsStarting Bid: $200 in the rear. Bound in modern black leather. Title blind stamped on front board and geometric pattern on rear. Lettering gilt stamped to spine with four raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Archival repairs to title page, dedi- cation page, pages 217-218, 251-252, 258, 289, 540, and 591-592. Paper loss to pages 141-144 near the bottom corner with no loss of text. Fore edge of pages dampstained near the bottom. Citing the second edition, Raines says: “...many valuable official docu- ments and reports.” “Shows counties, towns, roads, rivers, creeks, lakes, mountains, Young Territory, railroads, forts, camps, academies in Indian Territory, few wells and water holes, parts of Indian Territory, Arkansas, Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 65
  • 67. Louisiana, Mexico, and New Mexico.” (Day on the 1875 edition of the became a colonel on May 28, 1776. Great content includes a very detailedmap) listing of his appointments military actions and campaigns, both against the Indians as well as Spanish government and church officials fallen outReference: Raines, p. 153. Day, p. 91. Howes M817. of favor.Estimate: $500-$700Starting Bid: $250 The report is made by a scribe, but the reviewer has added a note citing: “I consider him [Muñoz] to be tired because of his age and should be directed to retire or moved to a more tranquil location.“ Muñoz became governor of 42140 James M. Morphis. Texas in 1790; two years after this report was made, he became ill and History of Texas, from Its requested permission to retire. He would not be relieved of his duties for Discovery and Settlement with two years, and died shortly thereafter in San Antonio in 1799. A single a Description of Its Principal horizontal fold, and very gently toned; near fine condition. Cities and Counties, and the Estimate: $1,000-$1,500 Agricultural, Mineral, and Starting Bid: $500 Material Resources of the State. New York: United States Publishing Company, 1874. First edition. 8vo, viii, 591 pages. Engraving of the Alamo as frontispiece. Illustrated with portraits, plates, and a map of the battleground of San Jacinto. Includes eight pages of ads in the rear. Lacking the Colton map. Publisher’s blind stamped cloth bindings with gilt-stamped Seal of Texas on the front board and gilt lettering on the spine. Bumped corners; light wear on boards and spine, the head and foot of which is chipping slightly. Dampstaining on the front hinge and the bottom page edge.Scattered foxing is light to moderate in places; some damage to the foreedge of pages.A previous owner has written, on the front free endpaper, “Joseph M.Dickson/Dallas, Texas/May 1906.” Another has rubber stamped “Morrill“not only on the title page, but on the front board, over the Texas seal.Citing the second edition, Raines says: “...many valuable official docu-ments and reports.” 42142 [Texas Colonial Governor]. Manuel Muñoz Signed MilitaryReference: Raines, p. 153. Howes M817. Record for a Cavalry Sergeant Serving at Bexar. One page, 8” x 11.5”,Estimate: $500-$700 [no place], no date but December 31, 1794. A manuscript report listingStarting Bid: $250 the military record of first sergeant Mariano Rodriguez who served a total of 28 years and one day in the cavalry stationed at the “Presidio de San Antonio de Bexar.“ According to the report, Rodriguez participated in “16 Colonial governor of Texas Manuel Muñoz signed actions on the orders of the officers of the company of cavalry of the Presidio of Bexar, in which 42 Comanche Indians were killed, 2 captured, and 119 horses document evaluating his military service taken...“ Muñoz signs “Muñoz“ adding his paraph at bottom. On laid pa- per, with a mermaid watermark beneath which reads “FARRERAS”. With a few foxing spots occurring along the horizontal fold, and a few stray42141 [Texas Colonial creases; otherwise very clean and near fine.Governor]. Manuel Muñoz Estimate: $500-$1,000Signed Document Listing Starting Bid: $250his Full Military Career.Signed “Manl Muñoz“ add-ing his paraph. Two pageson laid paper, 8” x 11.5”,Bexar, December 31, 1794.At top: “The Govr in chargeof the Province of Texasthe Honorable ColonelDn Manuel Muñoz - hisage 66 years, his CountryMatamorra Archdioceseof Burgos, his services andcircumstance what is given[below].” The report statesthat he enlisted as a captainon December 13, 1759, and66 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 68. 42143 Reverend Chester Newell.History of the Revolution in Texas,Particularly of the War of 1835& ‘36; Together with the LatestGeographical, Topographical, andStatistical Accounts of the Country,From the Most Authentic Sources. Also, an Appendix. New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1838. First edition. 12mo, x, [4], 215 pages. India paper fold-out maptitled “Texas, 1838.” Brown blind-stamped cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine topped by a gold star. Front edge of rear board bumped. Heavyfoxing on endpapers; moderate foxing throughout. Map is lightly foxed with a soiling at the left edge. Clear dust jacket.In 1837 Rev. Chester Newell traveled through Texas for health reasons and as a result of his experiences there, wrote one of the earliest histories of theRepublic. Newell’s account is obviously pro-Texas, but it is more objective than many other books on the subject from that time period. Includes reviewsof the history of the region while part of Mexico, the Texas revolutionary war, the region’s geography, topography, statistics, soil and climate.Historians and Texana experts call this book one of the most informative and trustworthy histories of the young Republic. One of the earliest booksabout the Texas Revolution to be published, (Basic Texas Books 151A) praises its value: “The work begins with an excellent summary of Mexican historyfrom 1821 to 1835, followed by a sketch of Texas history from 1832 to 1835, ending with Cos’ retreat from San Antonio. The events of 1836 are described,including quotations from participating Texans and from Mexican accounts, such as Almonte’s diary. Of particular value are the account of Santa Anna’scapture [and his] confrontation with Houston shortly afterwards. Newell was one of the first to seduce Sam Houston into giving particulars of the cam-paign... The quotations from participants are of considerable value. The descriptive portions add much to our knowledge of the early Republic.... Theaccount is pro-Texan throughout, but more objective than many other contemporary Anglo-American versions.... Newell describes the towns of theRepublic, offers advice to immigrants, analyzes the people of Texas, and projects the future. His predictions, some sage and some ludicrous, are remark-able.”The late John H. Jenkins, noted antiquarian book collector, sixth-generation Texan, and author of Audubon and Other Capers, had wonderful things tosay about Newell’s book, which contained Jenkins’ favorite quotation about the character of Texans in the early days: “There is existing in the minds ofthe people in many places, if not generally, at the North, a strong and bitter prejudise [sic] against Texas. ... Because it has been represented to be the re-sort of criminals, of insolvent and fraudulent debtors, of outlaws, and bad characters of every description. ... No, it is believed only that a large part of thepeople of Texas are of the character described. Well, admitting they are, should the entire population and country be then reviled?”References: Basic Texas Books 151. Streeter 1318. Graff 3010. Howes N115. Rader 2479. Raines, p. 154: “One of the rare and reliable books on Texas.”Clark, Old South III: 215.Estimate: $3,000-$4,000Starting Bid: $1,500 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 67
  • 69. 42145 Humphrey Phelps. The Great West. (New York: Humphrey Phelps, 1847). One page, broadside, 21.75” x 29” (sight), printed and hand- colored. Title of map, reads in full: “The Great West. Embracing its popula- tions, productions, extent, places and distances on the Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, Panoramic view of the Route to China, &c.“ In the corners, roundels with portraits of Ferdinand de Soto, Daniel Boone, Thomas H. Benton and Henry Clay. The colors, green, yellow, orange and red, are bold and distinct. Some discoloration to the margins. With folds and a few tears that have been mended with cello tape. Framed to an overall size of 24.5” x 31.5”. Estimate: $500-$70042144 [Frederick B. Page]. Prairiedom: Rambles and Scrambles in Starting Bid: $300Texas or New Estremedura. By A. Suthron. New York: Paine & Burgess,1845. First edition. 12mo, vi, 166 pages. Eighteen pages of press opinionsin the back. Later binding with red cloth over boards and title stamped ingilt on the spine; marbled endpapers. Large folding map (9.75” x 11.75”) ofthe United States and Mexico with inset of Texas found opposite the titlepage and which is only found in the first edition. Map has a small tear onone of the interior folds. Very light shelf wear to boards. Pages are mildlytoned, especially along the edges, with some foxing. Light dampstainingto the top edge of the pages from the title page through page 47. Scatterednotations in pencil throughout.On the fourth fly leaf is found a humorous exchange, in pencil. The firstentry reads: “Reder do not go am Father!” Below which is found a reply,written later on: “Reader do not go any farther - this blockhead is the properway to spell it -”Frederick B. Page, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, traveled 42146 [Power and Hewetson Colony]. John Dunn Signed Land Deedthroughout Texas in the spring of 1839, through Nacogdoches, Houston, Issued to Maria Josefa Travieso. Four pages of a bifolium, 8.5” x 12.5”,Bastrop, Goliad, and San Antonio. Streeter acknowledges the book to be “Villa del Refugio“, September 20, 1834. The deed begins: “ El ciudadanoa “pleasant account of the author’s travels in Texas.” Indeed, Page waxes Jose Jesus Vidaurri, commissioned by the Supreme Government of the State,loquacious with his descriptions. San Antonio, for instance: “The air here for the establishment of the colony contracted by the Empresarios Poweris always balmy, and elastic as a morning zephyr. It is as fresh as a rose and Hewetson...“ and grants land to Maria Josefa Travieso, a neighborleaf; and the mind and body both seem buoyed up by it. Those who have of Goliad and a widow, and her son Jose Maria Valdez. According thebreathed the nitrous oxide gas may have some idea of its elasticity, and Handbook of Texas, when the lands for the new Power and Hewetsonsweetness, and its happy effects upon the soul.” At frequent intervals Page colony were surveyed in 1834, the officials recognized Goliad priestpauses in his observations to praise the inroads of civilization taming the Father Juan Antonio Valdez’s prior possession of ranch land in the “The fandango is no more. The monte table is broken, and the However, a portion of his land was allocated to María Josefa Traviesocards are scattered. The schoolmaster has arrived, and civilisation is to and her son. Valdez was reputed to be the father of this child, who wasspread abroad here upon the wings of the American eagle, and knowledge born around 1813. The present land deed offered is likely the very deedis to cover the land as the waters cover the sea. Savage cruelty, rioting and transferring ownership to Maria Josefa. Signed “Juan Dunn“ and “Jose Jesusdrunkenness have disappeared with this noisy, dirty, and querulous race.” Vidaurri”, with a third illegible signature on page three.C. W. Raines sums up the book in a single sentence. “Texas, descriptiveand historical, by a facile pen.” On page four is a Republic of Texas land transfer conveying half of the tract by Maria Josefa Travieso and Jose Antonio Valdez to Andrew Neill,References: Howes P9. Graff 3159. Raines, p. 167. Sabin 88599; 93969. dated August 30, 1839. Heavy wear and deep folds, with ragged marginsStreeter 1604. and dampstaining.Estimate: $1,000-$1,500 Estimate: $400-$600Starting Bid: $500 Starting Bid: $20068 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 70. “The false partial, exaggerated and inflammatory statement in Polk’s message, of supposed or pretended wrongs done by Mexico to the U. States is producing its effect upon the ignorant and superficial men and on Whigs and opponents of the war. We may be able in some measure to do away this impression by giving the facts as to our claims and details of the wrongs and insults which Mexico can array as an offset, but you are aware that it takes a long time for truth told by a private citizen to overtake falsehoods flying on the four winds from the Presidents lips. Now it does seem to me that a counter document is- sued with equal solemnity and from an equally conspicuous source in Mexico, is demanded. Permit me to suggest some points as proper to be treated of.” He goes on to give six points to counter Polk’s speech: “1. The real nature of the pretended injuries as being to private persons and pri- vate property and not public wrongs or national indignities and as being also the results of mistakes of subordinate officers in applying you laws, or the or- dinary case of taking private property for public use, as in the impressments of vessels and forced loans, for which Mexico has never refused a due indemnity, nor indeed in any case when it should be found to be due. “2. The wrongs and outrages committed by smuggling and by national vessels of the U. S. involving most palpable national insults; as the elopement of ves- sels from your harbors...Also the capture of your public vessels by ours merely 42147 Probus (pseudonym). The Texan Revolution. Republished because they were engaged in executing your revenue laws against smugglers, with additions from the Northampton (Massachusetts) Gazette, to and endeavoring to enforce and maintain the authority of the nation in Texas which is added A Letter from Washington on the annexation of Texas, and the and on its coast. late outrage in California, By Probus. [Washington: 1843.] 84pp. 5.5” x 8.75”. Sewn. [David Lee Child.] Child was a member of the Anti-Slavery Society. “3.The outrage of Com Jones, (probably the result of secret orders) at“J. & G. S. Gideon, Printers.” Toned with some wear. Monterey...Also the outrage committed by the Alert (I think the vessel was called) at San Diego; and...of Gaines’ invasion of Mexican territory in 1836.”Reference: Howes C380. Sabin 12702. Streeter 1451. Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones had seized the port of Monterrey,Estimate: $600-$800 California, in 1842, believing war had begun between the U. S. andStarting Bid: $300 Mexico. Edmund Gaines had in 1836 been stationed along the Louisiana- Texas border during the Texas Revolution. Forbidden to interfere, he received false information that a force of Mexicans and Indians 2,000 strong was amassing near Nacogdoches, Texas, causing him to march fourteen companies to the Texas-Louisiana frontier. He pulled them back to Louisiana after the Battle of San Jacinto. “4. The utter neglect and refusal of our government to make any satisfaction, or give any indemnity for pecuniary damage in any of these [above] cases. “5. The repeated attempts to obtain Texas by negotiation...the military irrup- tions...the final application for a grant of a district as an asylum for Catholics, persecuted in the U. S...the pertinacious and insolent attempts to make Mexico the slavecatcher of the U. S... “6...the insulting and outrageous conduct of Americans to officers of the law, to the citizens, Government and judicial tribunals, all in the overbearing and insolent spirit caught from their government.” He concludes: “Now is the strike a terrible blow. Such a blow would bring a storm of indignation about Polk’s ears that would make him quail... unless your countrymen fight longer and harder, unless the tide of success is turned or at least checked, millions of souls here who would be loud against the slavemongers...will settle down into resignation to what will seem to them42148 [Mexican War]. Letter Criticizing President Polk’s Address destiny. In the name of the God of Justice, in the name of liberty and humanityto Congress calling for a declaration of war against Mexico and of- let Santa Ana strike.”fering counter-points should Mexico choose to issue a formal rebuttal.Four and one half pages, 8” x 10”, n. p, December 21, 1846, to “General At the end of the letter, the author ran out of space and continued by[Juan Nepomuceno] Almonte/City of Mexico“ from an unknown sender. writing perpendicularly across the first page.Though it is unsigned, it is likely that the author is Lewis H. Putnam, anAmerican citizen and an outspoken critic of the Mexican War who main- At the top margin is written “return copy.” Remnants of a red wax seal istained a treasonous correspondence with General Almonte throughout found on the verso of the last page. Heavily toned and foxed; folds arethe war. weak and separating in places, causing some loss of text. Estimate: $1,000-$1,500He begins by criticizing President Polk’s May 11, 1846, address to Congress Starting Bid: $500in which Polk, laments “the long-continued and unredressed wrongs andinjuries committed by the Mexican Government on citizens of the UnitedStates in their persons and property.” He writes: Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 69
  • 71. war, I think it would add much to the vigor of the Nation in conducting the war against her enemy. I would like to finish these views upon this finanical [sic] question but I must forbear unless you should desired by you. I hope sir, you will appreciate my motive for adverting to this subject, & attribute it only to my anxiety for you as the financial agent of your country & for her prosper- ity. I will expect to hear from you soon, & in the main [sic] time, you will hear from me again. I am Dear your obt. servt & a devoted friend of your country.” Little is known of Lewis H. Putnam. An American citizen opposed to the war with Mexico, he sought to help the Mexican cause from inside the United States and carried on a treasonous letter correspondence with Mexican Secretary of War General Juan Almonte. Juan Nepomuceno Almonte (1803-1869) served as an aide-de-camp on the staff of General Santa Anna throughout his invasion of Texas during the Texas Revolution. He was present at the Battle of the Alamo and was captured with Santa Anna after the Battle of San Jacinto. During the Mexican War, he twice served as Secretary of War. The letter is written in brown ink; along the top margin, in black ink, is written “return copy.” Uneven toning; folds are weakened and separating in places with some loss of text on page three, but the text remains dis- cernible. Signature is bold. Estimate: $700-$1,000 Starting Bid: $350 42149 [Mexican War]. Lewis Putnam Autograph Letter Signed“Lewis H. Putnam.” Two and one-half pages, 8” x 10.5”, on colored pa- per, New York, February 19, 1847. Written to “Gen [Juan Nepomuceno]Almonte“ shortly before the general was arrested for participating in the failed Polkos Revolt to oust President Valentin Gomez Farias and four days before the Battle of Buena Vista, the letter regards the financial situ- ation of Mexico during the Mexican War and Putnam’s plan for how the necessary funds could be acquired. The letter reads in part:“...The most of the troops of the line, are in Mexico, or soon will be, & the arms that I’d signed to use, would enable me to cope successfully with any irregular Troops that could be brought against me; But whether I succeed in obtaining the means necessary to enable me to take a part in the contest or not, I hope the result of the war, will be advantageous to the Mexican Arms. The subject that is paramount with me is to see a union, a union among the people and people: leaders which will enable you to present a solid front to the enemy of your country. I feel some solitude about the financial affairs of the country, & I hope that you may succeed in adopting some plan, that will prove equal to the exigency of the war. I am convinced however that you will be oblige to issue Bills of the denomination of $5, $10, $20, $50, & $100 for the use of the army & for the general purpose of the Government. If the annual expenses are great- er then the income you must be able to make up for the deficency [sic] & if you fail in doing so, it will prove desatrous [sic] to the army. The emition [sic] of paper money, we are told that it originated with the Spanish army in Spain, & 42150 [Railroads]. Facts to Establish the Importance of the I think that if you refer to war in Europe with Napolian [sic], you will see that Galveston and Red River Railway, as a Great State and National Work, England depended mainly upon the Bank of England which for thirty years and as a Line of Internal Improvement, Required for Present Business and the did not pay any specie, & I hope that it will be possible for your Government Development of the Great Natural Resources of Central and Northern Texas. to issue paper that would be received as a currency of the country in all the New York: Railroad Journal Job Printing Office, 1854. First edition. 8vo, Departments in Mexico. If each Deparment [sic] would gaurentee [sic] the 20 pages. The booklet is incomplete, missing the last three pages. Original redemption of a certain amount in so many years, & the clergy would assume printed wrappers. Both front and rear wraps are moderately damaged and a part of the amount, & if the Government would receive the same for dues, I detached from the textblock. Light foxing scattered throughout. Else very think you would be able to issue about $25,000,000 every year, for three or good. four years. But, if I should be able to take the field; the war would not last four years between Mexico & the United States. To enable you to meet your Chartered in 1847 and becoming active in 1852, the G. & R. R. was to be- engagements, for the purchase of military stores &c if the amount contributed gin construction of a rail line that would connect Galveston Island north by the clergy, & the Department, Should be in part gold & silver, I think that to the Red River near Texas’ eastern border. Two miles of track were laid you would be able to manage your financial affair with more facility then you in Houston beginning in 1855 before the G. & R. R. became the Houston ever will be able to do under the present system. Your annual income must be and Texas Central Railway. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. equal to your annual expeses [sic], & if not, you must provide for the deficency Estimate: $400-$600 [sic], & how will you do it unless you could obtain money upon the credit of the Starting Bid: $200 Government? The idea of the respective states in Mexico paying a sufficient sum, or the church as a mode to furnish the Government with the means for conducting the war will in my opinion fail unless it could be done in such a way as to make it work with harmony. If the churches would pay over to the Government the annual income above their expenses & charge 5 or 6 percent for the use of it & would consolidate the interest with the lone [sic] During the70 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 72. 42151 [Railroads]. First 42153 [Railroads].To theAnnual Report of the Stockholders of the HoustonPresident and Directors and Texas Central Railroadof the H. T. & B Railway Company and the PublicCompany. Houston: Printed Generally. Houston: G. the Houston Telegraph Perkins, Printer, 1857 [butOffice, 1858. First edition. withheld from circulation8vo. 11, [blank],[i]-xxviii until January 16, 1858 bypages. Slim sewn printed contractor J. W. Burke]. Firstpink wrappers. Occasional edition. 8vo. Sewn printedminor foxing and toning wrappers. 61 pages, withthroughout; some leaves with Burke’s postscript regarding ashallow folds. Small burn lawsuit against the HTCRRhole to front wrapper, affect- Company tipped to finaling title page. One page with printed page. Minor chip-pencil calculations in the top ping and spotting. Very good.margin. In overall very good Scarce.condition. Scarce. Originally chartered in 1848The Houston Tap & Brazoria as the Galveston and Redrailway, chartered in 1856 River Railway, the companyto run from Houston to was renamed the HoustonColumbia in Brazoria and Texas Central Railroad in 1856. The H&TC reached Dallas in 1872County “through a remarkably rich country, covered with a dense and Red River City in 1873 where it connected with the Missouri-Kansas-and luxuriant forest,” eventually merged with the Houston and Great Texas and formed the first all-rail route from Texas to St. Louis to the East.Northern in 1873. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.Reference: Winkler 1038. Reference: Winkler 834.Estimate: $1,000-$1,500 Estimate: $500-$700Starting Bid: $500 Starting Bid: $250 42152 [Railroads]. Charter of the Galveston and Red River Railway Company. N.p., n.d. [circa 1852]. First edition. 8vo. 16 42154 [Railroads]. Fifth pages. Slim sewn pamphlet Annual Report of the with blank yellow-tan wrap- President and Directors pers. Moderate foxing and a of the H. and T. C. few shallow folds throughout. Railway Company, To the Pamphlet has been folded in Stockholders. Houston: half vertically, with crease Telegraph Power Press Book running the length of the and Job Office, 1858. First booklet. Rear wrapper has edition. 8vo. Sewn wrappers. the words “Charter / Galv. & 23, [blank], [i-]xxiii pages. R. R Railway / Co.” neatly Green printed wrappers. A written in ink. Generally few shallow creases and very good. Scarce. folds; some toning to pages. Pamphlet has been folded in half vertically, with light crease running the length of the booklet. With ink name ofConstruction of the railroad began in 1853, and by 1856 the company Ben Shepherd on front cover, title page, and Officers page, with someopened its first twenty-five mile stretch between Houston and Cypress. bleedthrough to adjacent pages. (Houston banker Benjamin Armistead “B.Shortly thereafter, the railroad’s name was changed to the Houston and A.” Shepherd, 1814-1891, was a close friend of Colonel Paul Bremond, theTexas Central Railway Company. The final sentence of the charter’s in- Father of the Texas Railroad, and was heavily involved in railroads andtroduction reads: “ would be difficult to find, in any country, a charter land speculation in the state.) Very good. Scarce.bestowing upon the institution it seeks to create, a franchise containingimmunities so permanent and valuable, or presenting an opportunity for Annual report of the Houston and Texas Central Railway Company. Frominvestment sure to produce results so propitious and remunerative.” From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Estimate: $500-$700Reference: Winkler 309. Starting Bid: $250Estimate: $1,000-$1,500Starting Bid: $500 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 71
  • 73. 42157 O[ran] M[ilo] Roberts. A Description of Texas, Its Advantages and Resources, with Some Account of Their Development, Past, Present and Future. St. Louis: Gilbert Book Co., 1881. 8vo. [2], x, [17]-133 [1, blank] pp. Frontispiece engraved portrait of Governor Roberts, with42155 [Railroads]. The New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western 8 chromolithograph plates, and 5 lithograph maps, 4 of which are hand-Railroad Co.’s Bonds, Mortgage, Sinking Fund, Etc., Etc. New Orleans: colored. Bound in full russet cloth with decorations stamped in black toClark & Brisbin, Printers, 1859. First edition. 8vo. Slim pamphlet. 18 front and blind-stamped to rear. Gilt-stamped titles, decoration, and statepages. Tan printed wrappers with some minor chipping to top edge of seal to front. Covers rubbed and somewhat threaded and lightly soiledrear cover; splitting along spine. Pamphlet has been folded in half verti- with bumping to corners. Rubbing, light fraying and minor loss to spinecally, with light crease running the length of the booklet. Minor bends to and ends. Light toning to endpapers and page edges with foxing to mapsleaves. “B. A. Shepherd / Houston Texas“ in ink on front cover. (Houston at rear and occasional offsetting elsewhere. Some lightly folded corners.banker Benjamin Armistead Shepherd, 1814-1891, was a close friend of Owner’s signature to front pastedown with note. Generally, a very goodColonel Paul Bremond, the Father of the Texas Railroad, and was heavily copy.involved in railroads and land speculation in the state.) Very good. Scarce. Published while Roberts was still in office, this book by the Texas gov-Chartered in 1852, the New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western ernor various topics, including travel across and the settling of the greatPacific railroad was eventually bought by rail and shipping magnate state, its soil and geography, as well as its crops and natural resources.Charles Morgan, who saw it as a vital route to Texas for goods received at The eight vibrant chromolithographs within picture an Indian Chief;his port in New Orleans. The concern was renamed Morgan’s Louisiana Mexicans; Farmer & Negro; Texian Hare;Catching Cattle With Lasso;and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company, and it eventually became Looking After Hogs; Using Mules as a Conveyance; and Manner ofpart of the Southern Pacific’s main line. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Driving Oxen. In addition, at rear are five two-page spread maps depictingEstimate: $500-$700 the railroads; geological regions; climate areas; minerals; and vegetationStarting Bid: $250 of Texas; the last four with additional hand-coloring. “A valuable descrip- tion of Texas” gathered from Roberts’ travels through the state as a lawyer beginning in the year 1841. (Raines) References: Bradford 4667. Clark, Travels in the New South I:185. 42156 [Railroads]. A Bill Eberstadt, Texas 162:287. Howes R344. Raines, p. 175. to be Entitled An Act to Estimate: $700-$1,000 Incorporate the Houston, Starting Bid: $350 Trinity and Tyler Railroad Company. (As Amended.) Galveston: Printed at the“Civilian” Book and Job Office, 1860. First edi- tion. 8vo. Slim pamphlet. 8 pages. Printed self-wrappers. General minor wear. Three horizontal creases to pam- phlet (folded in half, then folded in half again). Very faint foxing. Very good. The railroad was chartered in1860, but the project was abandoned at the onset of the Civil War. Scarce. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.Reference: Winkler 1350a.Estimate: $500-$700Starting Bid: $25072 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 74. City of San Antonio, 1873-84. Containing an Historical Business Review; the Present State, County and City Governments; a Complete List of All County Officials, Post Offices, Telegraph, Express, and Money Order Offices in Texas; Population of the United States and Principal Cities, Population of Principal Nations and Foreign Cities; Also, an Index of Societies, Associations, Corporations, Churches, Educational Institutes, the Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory. Galveston: Clarke & Courts, Stationers, 1873. 8vo, 347 pages. Printed paper over boards. Front and back boards are detach- ing; the contents, however, remain tight. Advertisement printed in black on the fore edge. Very good. [and:] Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory of the City of San Antonio, 1889-90. Containing the Present State, County and city Governments, and a Complete List of All County Officials, Post Offices and Money Order Offices in Texas; Also, an Index of Societies, Associations, Churches, Corporations, Educational Institutes, the Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory, Also, a Valuable Street Index or Guide. Galveston: Clarke & Courts, Stationers, Printers, Lithographers, 1889. 8vo, 440 pages. Blue cloth over boards, stamped in gilt on the front, back and partially on the spine. Ads stamped in black on head and tail edge, as well as fore edge. Top of spine is torn and some shelf wear is present, but otherwise in near fine condition. An amazing reference resource bursting with genealogical and historical research possibilities. Scores of display ads for San Antonio businesses plus a business directory listing businesses by category. The general di- rectory lists not only residents’ general address but also their profession. Further distinctions such as “widow“ or “colored“ are also noted.42158 Jose M. Rodriguez. Rodriguez Memoirs of Early Texas. [San Estimate: $400-$600Antonio]: [Passing Show Printing Co.], 1913. First edition. 8vo, 76 pages. Starting Bid: $200Photographic portrait of J. M. Rodriguez with facsimile signature as fron-tispiece. Illustrated throughout with photographs and text illustrations.Text is surrounded by decorative border. Original brown suede coveringwith gilt stamped title in a decorative border on front cover. Bottomof page nine torn slightly. Cover and endpapers are heavily worn withchipped edges; head and foot of spine covering is gone. Front board has acircular water stain that appears to be from a wet glass sitting on it. Light, 42160 [San Antonio].even toned pages. Mooney & Morrison, compilers. MooneyThe author states in his preface that he is to have 200 copies printed, but, & Morrison’s Generalaccording to Howes, there were only 100 copies printed. Directory of the City of San Antonio, For 1877-78.Reference: Howes R398. Containing a History of theEstimate: $2,500-$3,500 City: A Complete Index ofStarting Bid: $1,250 All Societies, Associations, Corporations, Etc. Also, the 42159 Three Directories Full Address of all Residents, of the City of San Antonio Their Occupations, Pursuits, including: Morrison Etc. Also, a Complete & Fourmy, compilers. Business Directory; an Morrison & Fourmy’s Exhibition of the Various General Directory of the Classified Kinds of Business Pursued in the City. Galveston: Printed at the City of San Antonio, 1879- Book and Job Office of the Galveston News, 1877. 8vo, 228 pages. Printed 80. Containing a Most paper over boards. Remnants of spine covering with gilt stamped lettering Interesting History of the City still attached. Front board detached; rear board hanging. Pages are loose. From Its Earliest Settlement, Several pages in the front section under the heading “Historical,“ giving a a Synopsis of the Business history of San Antonio, have had articles cut away. Pursuits and Progress Since Its Incorporation. Also the An amazing reference resource bursting with genealogical and historical Present State, County and research possibilities. Scores of display ads for San Antonio businesses City Governments - An Index plus a business directory listing businesses by category. The general di- of All Societies, Associations, rectory lists not only residents’ general address but also their profession. Corporations, Churches, Further distinctions such as “widow“ or “colored“ are also noted. Educational Institutes, Estimate: $600-$900Etc. - The Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their Occupations or Starting Bid: $300Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory. Marshall: JenningsBros., Printers, Binders and Blank Book Makers, 1879. 8vo, 297 pages.Printed paper over boards. Some general wear is present on the boardsand foxing is present on some pages. Near very good. [and:] Morrison& Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory of the Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 73
  • 75. Cook and Snell fought together in the Battle of San Jacinto. Reinforced with archival tissue for preservation. With postage stamped “April 5“, usual mail folds, minor discoloration, and paper loss at the corners. Estimate: $400-$600 Starting Bid: $200 42161 [San Antonio]. Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory of the City of San Antonio, 1879-80. Containing a Most Interesting History of the City From Its Earliest Settlement, a Synopsis of the Business Pursuits and Progress Since Its Incorporation. Also the 42163 [John W. A. Sanford]. Present State, County and Address of Genl. J. W. A. Sanford, City Governments - An Index Commissioner of Georgia. Before the of All Societies, Associations, Texan Convention. One page broad- Corporations, Churches, side, 5” x 13.5”, [Austin], February Educational Institutes, Etc. - 4, 1861. Appointed by the state ofThe Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, Georgia as secession commissioner toand a Complete Classified Business Directory. Marshall: Jennings Bros., Texas, Sanford addresses the TexasPrinters, Binders and Blank Book Makers, 1879. 8vo, 297 pages. The name Secession Convention and appeals toof previous owner “Stephen Gould“ written on the title page. Printed paper their sense of southern solidarity andover boards; three-quarters of rear wrap is missing from board. Textblock brotherhood, in part, as follows:has totally detached from the boards. Majority of spine covering missing.First two leaves are detached, but the remaining textblock is tight until “The State of Georgia has speciallypage 297. Several pages in the front section under the heading “Historical,“ deputed me to announce to your honor-giving a history of San Antonio, have had articles cut away. Lightly toned able body that she has, in the exercise ofpages with some dampstaining at the gutter. her sovereignty, formally and solemnly abrogated and annulled the ordinanceAn amazing reference resource bursting with genealogical and historical by which she became a member of theresearch possibilities. Scores of display ads for San Antonio businesses Federal Union. In making this an-plus a business directory listing businesses by category. The general di- nouncement, I deem it unnecessaryrectory lists not only residents’ general address but also their profession. to enter into a detailed exposition ofFurther distinctions such as “widow“ or “colored“ are also noted. the causes which have impelled her to this course of action. I shall, therefore,Estimate: $600-$900 content myself with briefly adverting to the fact, that her Northern confeder-Starting Bid: $450 ates have, for many years pretermitted no opportunity of annoying her upon the subject of negro slavery, until emboldened by her past forbearance, they have publicly proclaimed their determination of waging an unceasing warfare Battle of San Jacinto veterans celebrate against its further extension and longer toleration...Others of her sister States have for like cause acted in like manner. Some have preceded and others have the 10th anniversary of their victory followed her action, and I trust, one and yet another will continue to follow, until all are embraced in the same family group, and placed under the protect- ing aegis of that Constitution which we all have loved so well, and still love, but which, alas ! we have in vain tried to save from the sacrilegious hands of the ruthless despoiler...The hearts of Southern fathers and Southern moth- ers...have followed you to this distant land, and though saddened by the wide interval between you and them, they become less sad, as hope and faith bid them look forward to the time when all will again live under the same form of government, and be protected by its strong arm.”42162 Battle of SanJacinto Anniversary General John W. A. Sanford (1798-1870) served as a major general dur-Announcement. One page, ing the 1836 Cherokee War and was subsequently elected to the Georgia5.5” x 8.75” (folded), Houston, Senate. Folds and light, uneven toning; text is faded slightly in the middleApril 1846. With woodcut at left. Right edge untrimmed. Held in a green half Moroccan and che-print depicting a soldier, two mise slipcase with gilt stamped spine. Slipcase shows light shelf wear. Fine.cannons, the star of Texasand a Texas flag, beneath Reference: Confederate Imprints, 5836.which is the date of the Estimate: $900-$1,000Battle of San Jacinto, April Starting Bid: $65021, 1836. The invitationannounces that “A Salutewill be fired at 12 M., on theMarket Square, on the 21st,by the Fannin Artillery, anda remnant of the SOLDIERSOF SAN JACINTO.” On verso, postage markings indicate invitation wassent by Martin K. Snell, also listed on the recto as a committee memberof the event. The cover is addressed to “Col. William G. Cooke. Austin.“74 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 76. 42164 [Texas Revolution]. 1836 Printed Circular Requesting Contributions toHelp Free General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. One page, printed in Spanish,8.25” x 12”, with printed heading “Gobierno del Departamento de Nuevo LeonCircular“, June 25, 1836.Juan Nepomucemo Garza y Evia, the governor of Nuevo Leon, publishes a noticedated May 31, 1836 which points out that freeing Santa Anna (recently capturedat the Battle of San Jacinto) from the Texas rebels is an obligation for all Mexicansand asking for contributions to the national treasury to help secure the general’srelease. It reads in part:“The national honor highly outraged by the perfidious colonists of Texas, with the uprising in that territory with the intention to secede from the Mexican republic, and over proud with the triumph attained the 21st of April last over the small force of the worthy Genl.Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the occasion to avenge the outrages done to all the nation on the person of the illustrious prisoner has arrived...Liberate the illustrious president and remove him from the power of the rebel ingrates is a duty of all Mexicans for the coher- ence that this action has with the national decorum, and with the supreme government charged with keeping and defending the integrity of the sustain the rights of the Republic that audaciously these foreign adventurers have tried to usurp and oppressed as it is at the same time with the suffering of the treasury, has decided to excite the patrio- tism in you so that you do so also with respects to the inhabitants of that state, with the object that they contribute by way of voluntary donations...“The secretary then gives five articles outlining the method of raising donations fromthe people, exceptions made for any who have donated mules, etc.Light water stain running diagonally through text with light toning along the edges,old fold creases and tiny binding holes along left margin; otherwise, fine.Reference: Streeter 892.Estimate: $3,000-$5,000Starting Bid: $1,500 42165 [Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna] Broadside Plan Secreto de los Hipócritas Revolucionarios. One page, 8.25” x 12”, in Spanish, Monterrey, July 8, 1833. This printed broadside details a plan in which Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, then President of Mexico, would be assassinated by poison and Anastasio Bustamante would be declared dictator. Bustamante would then enter talks with Spain which would allow for the entry into Mexico of Francisco de Paula, the youngest son of Charles IV of Spain, who would then be declared Emperor of Mexico. Bustamante was a member of the Conservative Party in Mexico, whose aim was the establishment of a monarchical government. Edges are untrimmed and there is some soiling at the bottom; fold creases are present, but minor. A fine copy. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $250 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 75
  • 77. Goliad survivor John Holliday’s copy42166 Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Autograph Letter Signed. One 42167 Major-General Winfieldand a half pages, 8” x 10” (sight), presidential letterhead, Japala, August Scott. Infantry-Tactics; or, Rules For6, 1842, to his son. Written as President during Santa Ana’s campaigns to the Exercise and Manoeuvres of theunite and maintain control of the Republic. Reads, in full: United States’ Infantry. New York: George Dearborn, 1835. Volume I of“My esteemed Pedro, three volumes. 32mo, 202 pages; 44 I remained vexed by your graceful letter of the first of August in which you pages; 21 pages. Illustrated with four- demonstrate in order the illegalities which, in your view or estimation, have teen fold out plates on tissue paper with been committed in the summary which has been formed because of Portilla’s explanations of each; plate I has been accusation; but because I do not wish that it fall to me to judge without having removed and plate VIII is partially dam- concrete circumstances, I have not been able to form, which I demonstrated in aged. Divided into three parts: general my previous letter. Yes, I can assure you, that I will celebrate infinitely should instructions and regiment formation, the report of the assessor clear you of the charges which have resulted upon you, “School of the Soldier,” and “School of the and that you vindicate yourself completely. Company.” Twenty-one pages of sheet As far as your wishes to go on the Yucatan campaign, I regret I cannot accede music tipped in at the rear. Original to them, because Portilla is going on it, you would be at a continual disadvan- blind-stamped cloth over boards. Cloth tage and receiving continual embarrassments. is separating from the boards due to I will arrange that you distinguish yourself in another way, since I want you to heavy wear. Corners and fore edge of shine, in that I am your extremely affectionate father who wishes you happi- rear board bumped. Spine covering is ness. A.L. Sta Anna.” removed exposing the spine lining and textblock stitching; lining is chipped at the foot. Light to moderate foxingDuring his eleventh presidency, from October 10, 1841, to October 26, and dampstaining throughout.1842, Santa Ana engaged in several military campaigns. Just around thetime of this letter, in August 1842, Santa Ana sent four military warships On the front and rear endpapers/flyleaves are written the names of theto capture the island of Ciudad del Carmen, a strategic move in response book’s previous owners, two of which belong to prominent soldiers of theto the Yucatan’s continued assertion of independence. Texas army. The first is that of “John Holliday of the Texian Army“...”Capt Comdt.” It is probable that this was John J. Holliday (the only JohnFramed to an overall size of 19.5” x 16.5” with an image of Santa Anna Holliday listed in the “Military Rolls of the Republic of Texas, 1836-1845”)and a small plaque. Regular folds with wax seal ghosting. who had served under James Fannin and survived the Goliad Massacre by swimming across the San Antonio River and hiding until the MexicansEstimate: $1,500-$2,000 left. After the Revolution, he joined the regular Texas army and held aStarting Bid: $750 captain’s commission. He was also a member of the failed Texas Santa Fe Expedition where he was captured by the Mexican army and imprisoned in Mexico. Holliday died en route to Galveston from Veracruz in 1842 after his release from prison. The second belongs to “Tho. J. Bowen T. A./ Florence Georgia,” likely First Lieutenant Thomas J. Bowen of “Jordan’s Company,” Texas Rangers. Along with his name, Bowen lists the loca- tions of the Texas army as it was transferred around the state beginning at Camp Preston, then Camp Bowie on April 21 [1837], and finally Camp Crockett on June 12, 1837. This was the standard drill manual for the United States Army until 1855 when West Point professor William J. Hardee published his book, “Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics.” Reference: Sabin 78411. Estimate: $500-$700 Starting Bid: $25076 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 78. 42168 Ashbel Smith. Reminiscences of the Texas Republic. Annual Address Delivered before the Historical Society of Galveston, December 15, 1875. Galveston: Historical Society of Galveston, 1876. First edition. 8vo, xvi, 82 pages. Bound in modern leather with lettering gilt stamped to spine. Marbled endpapers. Original printed wrappers bound in. Dampstaining along the bottom and fore edges of pages. Scattered light foxing. The true first edition, with the printed signature numbers on pages 17, 33, 49, etc. Only 100 copies of this edition were printed. John Jenkins, in his Basic Texas Books, writes of Smith’s address: “The text is personal but objective, a blended narrative of anecdote and analysis. Smith reviews the Texas border question, the various votes and movements for recognition and annexation in Texas and the United States, his activities in France and England, and the treaties which he negotiated. He carefully treats the slavery issue and corrects the ‘grave’ errors in the ‘incomplete and otherwise not wholly reliable history of Texas by Yoakum.’” References: Basic Texas Books 186. Howes A 574. Raines, p. 190. Sabin 82341. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000 Starting Bid: $1,00042169 1890 Spring Palace Award Medal. 2.5” x 4.75”. Features a gold plate engraved witha picture of the Texas Spring Palace above an inscription reading “Fort Worth“; suspendedfrom an inverted five-pointed star with surrounding wreath inscribed with “1890“; suspendedfrom a silver scroll engraved with “Texas Spring Palace“ with affixed pin. The verso of theplate reads “Awarded to/Houston County/for the/BEST display of/Products of the Forest.” Theentire piece is made of 14K gold weighing a total of forty-one grams. In a red leather presenta-tion box lined in gold cloth.The Texas Spring Palace was an immigration/agricultural fair that opened in 1889 in the cityof Fort Worth and ran between May 29 and June 20. Based in part on an idea of Fort Worthand Denver Railway immigration agent, Robert A. Cameron, its purpose was to draw set-tlers and investors to the area by featuring all of the natural resources that Texas had to offerin one place. It featured a 60,000 square foot “palace” which integrated Oriental, Moorish,and Malaysian design styles and was constructed of entirely wood. Each Texas county hadits own space ornamented with its principal product. The fair proved so popular that it wasrepeated the next year, running May 10 through May 31. During the second season, medalswere awarded to the counties with the best displays. Unfortunately, the 1890 season endedtragically and was to be the last. On the evening of May 30, a ball was held inside the palace,but was cut short when a fire ripped through the structure, destroying the building in fifteenminutes. Miraculously, even with the thousands in attendance that evening, only one fatalityoccurred. A visiting Englishmen, Alfred S. Hayne, was killed while courageously rescuingwomen and children from the blaze. Despite its two season run and disastrous end, the fairdid succeed in bringing new businesses, factories, and financial investors to the Fort Wortharea.Estimate: $3,000-$5,000Starting Bid: $1,500 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 77
  • 79. References: Streeter Texas 1610. Graff 3949, Graff Fifty Texas Rarities: “The author was a member of Col. W. S. Fisher’s party which was defeated 42170 Cotton Belt Days in Texas by the Mexicans at Mier in 1842. The better part of the book is the au- Broadside. This 9” x 24” excursion broad- thor’s account of the long march to Mexico City and his imprisonment side was issued for “Cotton Belt Days at the in the castle of Perote. He was released after nearly two years through the Texas Spring Palace“ [undated, circa 1889]. It intervention of his uncle, General Milton Stapp.” Howes S-891, Howes- lists the train schedule for transportation to Hartley S-901. Jenkins Basic Texas Books, 197: “This was the first book the event described as an “attractive, unique to appear on the Mier Expedition; it is still one of the best. Stapp was a and wonderful presentation of the resources highly literate private soldier, observant and interested in what went on of Texas... Constructed, Ornamented, around him.” Raines p. 194. Sabin 90483. Decorated and Filled With the Products of Estimate: $800-$1,000 Texas.” Entertainment was provided by the Starting Bid: $500 Elgin Military Band under the direction of Hecker. Light chipping around the edges in places; light toning along the right margin. Else fine. 42172 Col. Edward Stiff. The Texan Emigrant: Being The Texas Spring Palace was an immigra- a Narration of the Author in tion/agricultural fair that opened in 1889 in Texas, and a Description of the city of Fort Worth and ran between May the Soil, Climate, Productions, 29 and June 20. Based in part on an idea of Minerals, Towns, Bays, Harbors, Fort Worth and Denver Railway immigra- Rivers, Institutions, and Manners tion agent, Robert A. Cameron, its purpose and Customs of the Inhabitants was to draw settlers and investors to the area of that Country; Together With by featuring all of the natural resources that the Principal Incidents of Fifteen Texas had to offer in one place. It featured a Years Revolution in Mexico: and 60,000 square foot “palace” which integrated Embracing a Condensed Statement Oriental, Moorish, and Malaysian design of Interesting Events in Texas, Fromstyles and was constructed of entirely wood. Each Texas county had its the First European Settlementown space ornamented with its principal product. The fair proved so in 1692, Down to the Year 1840.popular that it was repeated the next year, running May 10 through May Cincinnati: George Conclin, 1840.31. During the second season, medals were awarded to the counties with First edition. 12mo. v, [1, blank],the best displays. Unfortunately, the 1890 season ended tragically and was [7]- 367, [1, ad] pp. Facsimile fold-to be the last. On the evening of May 30, a ball was held inside the palace, out, hand-colored map of Texasbut was cut short when a fire ripped through the structure, destroying the published by George Conclinbuilding in fifteen minutes. Miraculously, even with the thousands in at- on onionskin paper, 13.25” xtendance that evening, only one fatality occurred. A visiting Englishmen, 10.5” bound in front, missing theAlfred S. Hayne, was killed while courageously rescuing women and chil- original map. Two full-page wood-engraved illustrations attributed to John H.dren from the blaze. Despite its two season run and disastrous end, the fair Lovejoy: View of Galveston City and Bay, and Battle of San Jacinto. Publisher’sdid succeed in bringing new businesses, factories, and financial investors original full brown speckled sheep, spine ruled in blind and black leatherto the Fort Worth area. label lettered and ruled in gilt. Woodward Literary Society Library bookplateEstimate: $500-$600 on the front pastedown with small label at top and handwritten “WoodwardStarting Bid: $250 Polemic Society 46” on front free endpaper. Boards scuffed and well worn along the edges, particularly chipped at fore-edge. Corners abraded with some loss. Spine appears to have been rebacked. Some foxing to endpapers.42171 William Preston Light toning to page edges with occasional light foxing, corner folds, and mi-Stapp. The Prisoners of Perote, nor thumbsoiling. Else, a very good copy of this extremely scarce Texas book.Containing a Journal Kept by theAuthor, Who was Captured by Howes: “One of the objective accounts of Texas affairs issued in the days ofthe Mexicans at Mier, December the Republic.” Raines: “By an independent thinker, and not always favor-25, 1842 and Released from Perote able to Texas and the United States. In fact, somewhat of a Tory in politics.May 16, 1844. Philadelphia: G.B. Notwithstanding, one of the best books on Texas issued during the Republic.Zieber and Company, 1845. First Very scarce.” Streeter: “Here conventional accounts of the physical featuresedition. 12mo. 164, 4 pp., ads. of Texas and of its cities and towns are interspersed with gossipy commentsPublisher’s printed paper wrap- on various named individuals and on life in Texas in general, making it quitepers. Some wear to front cover an entertaining book.” Basic Texas Books: “One of the most controversial(lacking rear) with minor tears, guide books written by a visitor to early Texas.... Stiff’s guide is most usefulloss, and staining. Slight lean. for the light it sheds on such Texas settlements as Houston, which he statesTouch of dampstaining to bottom consisted of 382 houses and a population of three thousand, of which onlycorner and small stain to fore- about forty were women. He deprecates the moral character of the citizens,edge. Lightly folded corners. A points out that there were 65 places of business, 47 of which were saloons orfew gatherings somewhat sprung. gambling houses.... Stiff’s viewpoint throughout the book is decidedly pro-Otherwise, generally a very good Mexican. He castigates the Texas Revolution as having been fought by op-copy. portunists who ‘rebel first and find out the reason afterwards.’”William Preston Stapp joined the References: Basic Texas Books 199. Eberstadt Texas 162:760. Graff 3989.Texas forces in October 1842 and was one of the members of the Texas Howes S998. Raines, pp. 195-196. Sabin 91727.expedition against Mier. He was taken prisoner in 1842 and released two Estimate: $700-$900years later. His narrative includes a chronology of events in Texas from Starting Bid: $5001836 to 1842, and accounts of the Dawson Massacre and the Vasquez andWoll expeditions.78 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 80. 42173 Republic of Texas $500 Stock Certificate. One page, 10” x 7.75”, Austin,June 15, 1840, issued to Edward Hall and signed by Stock Commissioner CharlesDeMorse, whose job was to fund the public debt under President Mirabeau B. Lamar.Countersigned by the comptroller, James B. Shaw. Contains several “X” and trian-gular cut cancellations and ten coupons, each signed by DeMorse. On the verso iswritten: “Pay to the Order of William Bryan/Edward Hall/of New Orleans/Wm. Bryan/Consul of the Republic of Texas.”William Bryan was an important financial backer of the Texas Revolution andRepublic. He worked tirelessly to raise money and helped negotiate financial andlegal difficulties for Texas. Bryan was also instrumental in the establishment of theTexas Navy. He was appointed consul to New Orleans by Texas President MirabeauB. Lamar. Despite the pivotal role he played in the Revolution and Republic eras,Bryan was never repaid adequately for the financial and other services he rendered tothe Republic.Estimate: $400-$500Starting Bid: $200 Plan for the Administration of Justice in Texas, a scarce Streeter number 42174 [Plan for the Administration of Justice in Texas]. Supreme Government of the Free State of Coahuila and Texas. Sixteen pages, 8.5” x 12.25”, untrimmed, stitched. Monclova, April 17, 1834, by Francisco Vidaurri y Villaseñor and José Miguel Falcon. Text begins: “The Constitutional Governor of the State of Coahuila and Texas to all its inhabitants, Know ye: that the Congress of the same state has decreed the following. The Constitutional Congress of the free, Independent and Sovereign State of Coahuila and Texas, desirous to provide for the happiness and prosperity of their Constituents, and to comply with the obligation imposed on them by the 192 article of the Constitution, Decree the following: a Plan for the Better Regulation of the Administration of Justice in Texas.” Printed in two columns: Spanish text in left column, with English text in other column. Nine sections, containing 140 articles, outline the rights and provisions afforded to inhabitants. One of the most important documents of the early history of Texas as it is a very rare example of a state decree relating directly to Texas. Streeter writes that the document’s significance lies in its protections offered, in- cluding a trial by jury and “protection to debtors for certain items of their property which cannot be taken in execution of judgment for debt.“ Untrimmed, with light toning and mild staining at margins. Third page has a small chip at the top left corner, and the edges of the last few pages exhibit some moisture damage. Housed in a modern case with quarter morocco over marbled paper; raised spine with gilt let- tering and secured within an internal chemise. Docketed in Spanish on the first page: “Answered and printed.“ An additional handwritten endorsement appears on the final page. References: Streeter 805. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000 Starting Bid: $3,500 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 79
  • 81. Military legion established to honor Texas war heroes 42177 Jose Maria Tornel: Decree of the General Congress, approved by Jose Justo Corro on April 27, 1836... setting up a military legion of honor for distinguished actions in war, 42175 Republic of Texas Oath of Allegiance. One page, 8” x 4.25”, especially in the campaign“County of Harrisburg,” July 4, 1837, signed by George Smith and Isaac against Texas. 8pp. 8.25” x Batterson. Issued by Justice of the Peace Isaac Batterson, declares that 12”. The pamphlet lists the“George Smith...made oath that he came into the Republic on the 14th day of statutes by which the legion January 1836 that he intends to reside permanently in this Republic, to support will operate, which is pre- the Constitution, and that he will bear true allegiance to the Republic of Texas.” sented into chapters. Of most The oath naturalizes a citizen in the Republic of Texas. Isaac Batterson interest is Chapter Eleven founded the small settlement of Clinton in 1835, known today as Galena which concerns the future Park. Lightly toned with untrimmed edges. Folds. Very good. celebration of the anniver- Estimate: $400-$500 sary of the capture of the Starting Bid: $200 Alamo: “To recognize that the campaign against Texas was opened with the glorious capture by assault of the Alamo fort, we will mark the anniversary of the creation of the legion on the Broadside establishing a military legion and 6 of March... On this day all members of the Legion will be present, and will anniversary to celebrate the capture of the Alamo be reviewed by the Chief of the Legion, and he will receive them with grand ceremony...“ Very fine condition, housed in a modern slipcase, quarter morocco over 42176 [Jose Maria cloth, with gilt title along spine. Streeter notes that, “No copy has been Tornel]. Jose Gomez de located of the first separate publication of this or of a republication by any la Cortina Broadside of the different states.” The “vando” broadside form is also offered in this Decree Establishing a auction as lot XXXXX. Military Legion of Honor for Distinguished Service, Reference: Streeter 877. especially in the campaign against Texas. “Vando” Estimate: $600-$800 broadside, 23” x 32.25”, print- Starting Bid: $375 ed transcription of a decree approved by acting President Jose Justo Corro issued by his Minister of War, José Maria Tornel on April 27, 42178 [Mexican Claims]. 1836, as given in Mexico on Texas Frontier Troubles. April 30, 1836. The broadside Containing: Report: The goes on to list the statutes by special committee who were which the legion will oper- appointed under a resolution of ate which is separated into the House of Representatives,chapters. Of most interest is Chapter Eleven which concerns the future passed January 6, 1876...celebration of the anniversary of the capture of the Alamo: “To recognize Washington: HRR343, 1876.that the campaign against Texas was opened with the glorious capture by as- First edition. xxi, 180 pages.sault of the Alamo fort, we will mark the anniversary of the creation of the le- Appendix. Fold out, litho-gion on the 6 of March... On this day all members of the Legion will be present, graph map attached: “Mapand will be reviewed by the Chief of the Legion, and he will receive them with of the Lower Rio Grande,grand ceremony...“ Broadside is made up of four sheets, with slight staining Accompanying Report of thewhere the sheets are joined; very light toning, and a single spot of paper Special Committee on Texasloss, not affecting any text. Frontier Trouble,“ 17” x 12”, presenting the Texas/MexicoStreeter notes that, “No copy has been located of the first separate publi- border with towns, forts,cation of this or of a republication by any of the different states.” roads, rail lines, and battle-Reference: Streeter 877. fields. Lithographed notes are handwritten describingEstimate: $800-$1,200 geographical features. SmallStarting Bid: $400 tears along two vertical folds not affecting the map. “An important gov- ernment document dealing with cattle theft along the Mexican border. The testimony contains much on rustling problems and on cattle in South Texas generally. The Mexican government had issued a similar report a year earlier, the Informe de la Comisión Pesquisidora, 1875.” (Reese) “Rare.” (Adams) “Neither Adams nor Howes calls for the important map which is80 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 82. here present.”(Eberstadt) [and:] Report and Accompanying Documents ofthe Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Relations of the United States withMexico. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1878. xlii, 461 pages.A second fold out map, 22” x 25”, “Map of Rio Grande. Approximateboundary line between the country of the Mexican cattle raiders and theIndian raiders from Mexico,” attached to Appendix B also displayingthe Texas/Mexico border, but lacking the detail of the first. Shows thecounties of south Texas, the states of Northeast Mexico, towns, forts,and rivers. Repaired on the verso along several large tears. [and:] TexasFrontier Troubles. Testimony Taken Before the Committee on ForeignAffairs. 173 pages. Indexed with errata.8vo half bound in gilt stamped leather and marbled boards into a singlevolume. Front and rear hinges have been reinforced. Original spinecovering attached. Bumped corners and extremities; boards moderatelyworn. Light to moderate toning. Corner damage to page 179. This is theDobie, Horgan copy. Paul Horgan’s bookplate on front pastedown, inkstamped “cancelled.”Reference: Adams, Guns 2262. Adams, Herd 2273. Eberstadt, Texas162:124. Howes T143. Reese, Six Score 108.Estimate: $1,200-$1,500Starting Bid: $600 42179 [Texas Legislature]. Journals of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Texas: Fifth Congress, First Session. 1840-1841. Austin: Cruger and Wing, Public Printers, 1841. 8vo. 723 pp. [1] errata. Rebound in modern light brown cloth library binding with gilt lettering on spine. Contents uniformly toned with additional scattered foxing and occasional damp stains throughout. A few pages with old taped repairs. Title page and first two preliminary pages with extensive old tape repairs, chipping at the edges and some small holes. Top corners of pages 625 through the terminal page gnawed. Former own- er’s bookplate on the front pastedown. Otherwise, generally sound and in good condition. The minutia of the first session of the Texas Republic’s Fifth Congress is chronicled in this single volume, including resolutions for the ap- propriation of muskets to the regulation of the sale of runaway slaves. Estimate: $2,500-$3,500 Starting Bid: $1,250 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 81
  • 83. “Agriculture,” and “Gleanings.” An interesting almanac that dates from the year Sam Houston was elected governor of Texas. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Reference: Winkler, 1035x, 1177x. 42180 Laws of the Republic Estimate: $1,500-$2,500 of Texas; Passed at the Session Starting Bid: $750 of the Fifth Congress. Houston: Telegraph Power Press, 1841. 8vo, 189 pages. Appendix. Errata leaf. Indexed. Disbound and stitched. Wrapper with “Laws of Fifth Congress/Comptroller“ written in ink on front cover. Wrappers are heavily toned with some water staining and damage to the edges. Pages are moderate to heavily toned with scattered light foxing. Insect damage on pages 59, 67, and v through viii of the 42182 Texas Veterans Association Archive containing eleven book-appendix, confined to the margins. Dampstaining on the lower page edge lets of the constitution and proceedings of the annual reunion of thethroughout. Texas Veteran Association for the years 1880, 1892, 1898-1900, 1902-1907. The booklets give day-by-day accounts of the reunions. All are in verySecond issue with same title, imprint, and date as the first, but including good condition.four additional acts on p. 185-189 (approved February 3-5, 1841), and withthe appendix of proclamations separately paginated. The statement in The Texas Veterans Association was founded in the 1870s for those whothe Morning Star (Houston) of March 6, 1841, that “the laws of the last served Texas from the years leading up to the Texas Revolution (circasession will be published within eight or ten days from this time, and 1820 onward), through the Republic years, and ending with annexationwill then be on sale at the Telegraph Office,” probably refers to this issue. in 1845. It was dissolved in 1907 and subsequent work was taken over byOne of the two proclamations by Lamar gives the text of the Treaty with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.France signed at Paris, September 25, 1839. For the Gammel reprint ofthe laws see note to Streeter 479A, for the second issue. Includes An Act Two booklets bear the name (handwritten) of Ann Darden (Brown)for the Relief of Certain Free Persons of Color, and An Act Regulating the Cruger, the daughter of Stephen H. Darden. Darden was a veteran of theSale of Runaway Slaves. Texas Revolution and the Civil War. He also served in the Texas House of Representatives and Senate and filled in one expired term in theReference: Streeter 415, 478, 479A. Second Confederate Congress. In addition, he served as secretary of theEstimate: $700-$1,000 Texas Veterans Association from 1886 until his death in 1902.Starting Bid: $500 Estimate: $400-$600 Starting Bid: $20042181 Texas StateRegister, for the Year ofOur Lord, 1859, and UntilJuly Fourth, the Eighty-Thirdof the Independence of theUnited States. Galveston:Published by A.[lbert]Hanford, 1859. [Printed inNew York City, 1859.] 12mo.[72] pp. Published annually,No. 4. Printed sewn wrap-pers. Covers lightly rubbed 42183 Ron Tyler, editor in chief, et al. The New Handbook of Texas.with minor foxing and Austin: The Texas State Historical Association, 1996. New edition. Sixsoiling. Handwriting of Mr. 4to volumes, xxii, 1053; 1178; 1188; 1193; 1176; 1157 pages. Illustrated.Shepherd in light pencil and Beautifully quarter-bound in blue cloth over boards with brown leatherink notations on front and spine. Title blind stamped on front board; lettering gilt stamped to spine.rear. Front cover and first six Despite a minor scuff in the leather on Volume I and the head of thepages have bottom corner spine of Volume V, this collection is near like new.lightly folded. Some lighttoning and foxing throughout. Minor loss at fore-edge or corner at rear. A new edition of the original Handbook of Texas edited by WalterOtherwise, a better than very good copy of this scarce item. Prescott Webb and H. Bailey Carroll, first published in two volumes in 1952. There is little to know of Texas that is not found within this mas-In its fourth year of publication, the Texas State Register promised a sive work. TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer’scirculation of no less than 10,000 copies. Filled with advertisements tout- Premium, will go to support the latest in wares and services, there are also many pages devoted Estimate: $400-$600to “Cotton and Sugar,” “Times of Holding the District Courts,” “Signs Starting Bid: $200of the Zodiac,” “Astronomical Calculations,” monthly facts and dates,82 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 84. of truce but would not surrender the town. Capt. R. has given them some 3 or 4 days to decide. He don‘t wish to destroy the town because too many would 42184 [Pancho Villa]. suffer who are innocent.” Washburn’s letter continues with an account of Gold Brooch Presented by his land explorations near the fort. The letter, which refers to other ships Villa to Mrs. Max Fischbein. (including the Harriet Lane), is playfully signed, “Your Sincere Devoted 22 karat gold, 1.13” x .36”, Long Suffering Bald headed absent Husband, Henry W. Washburn.” with paste stones and red, white and green enamel Following the cease-fire, the Confederates evacuated Galveston. Four work. All embellishments months later, however, they defeated the occupying Union forces at the are original to the brooch, Second Battle of Galveston Bay to win back the important harbor. That but the back-pin has been re- same month-January 1863-the Morning Light and her crew were captured placed. The brooch was pur- by the Confederate Navy one hundred miles up the Texas coast. The ves- chased by our consignor in sel was destroyed and the Union sailors were held as POWs. Washburn an estate sale in El Paso, and survived and was discharged from the navy in 1866. Very minor damp- is accompanied by a family staining at the top of page one. Usual folds. scrapbook. The scrapbook Estimate: $800-$1,000contains Fischbein’s obituary, he and his wife Johanna’s United States Starting Bid: $400immigration cards, photographs of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, El Paso,Fischbein’s storefront in Parral, as well as personal family portraits. Thescrapbook measures 13.25” x 10.25” x .63” with white leather boards and 42186 [Republic of Texas].black paper pages. John White Autograph Letter Signed. Four pages,The scrapbook contains a newspaper announcement of the Fischbein’s 7.5” x 12.5”, Cincinnati,50th anniversary, Johanna Fischbein is pictured wearing said brooch. December 7, 1841, toSomeone has noted (in Spanish), “this brooch was given by Jose ‘don Villa’ Archibald Wynns, a mem-in July 1923 prior to his death.” Villa was born José Doroteo Arango ber of the Texas House ofArámbula, and the Fischbeins likely knew him by his birth name. Representatives, regardingPreviously, the brooch had been affixed to a page in the scrapbook shared immigration to Texas andby this anniversary announcement and her immigration card. the continued collection of taxes. Earlier that year, Max Fischbein emigrated from Germany to Mexico in 1890. After estab- Congress had discussed a lishing a successful tailoring business in Parral, Fischbein became the per- law in which 8,000 families sonal tailor to Pancho Villa. The obituary of Max Fischbein notes that, would settle in Texas and be“he was the only man in Mexico for whom Villa would take off his guns.” exempt from taxation for a Estimate: $1,500-$2,000 period of twenty years. The Starting Bid: $750 bill passed the House, but failed in the Senate. He writes, in part: “The times in the United States are frightfully hard and grow- ing worse every day. Exchange between the best bank in this city and New York may be let down at 12 ½ percent. Banks are failing all over the country - less and less public confidence in them every day...Depend on it, 42185 [First Battle of times must be very hard in Texas for some time to come. Our Congress must Galveston Bay]. Henry W. see the necessity of perpetuating our tax laws. Laxity and the extension of time Washburn Autograph Letter in the collection of taxes, indeed a stop law for the collection of foreign debts, Signed. Four lined pages, 8” if we would not see the tide of immigration to our country turned back. If you x 10”, Galveston, October would reward enterprise and investment, if you would protect our inhabit- 6, 1862. Washburn, the act- ants and turn our savage forests into fertile fields...we must legislate some for ing master and executive ourselves...You will find that you have to collect the revenue from duties in gold officer of the USS Morning and silver & its agriculture. Taxes, land dues and all else (to persevere and it Light, informs his wife of the will strengthen the faith and confidence abroad and in the integrity of the gov’t) details of the naval battle in the issue of the gov’t. Without much reflection it now strikes me that were only two days after it took I Gen’l Houston I should dictate to Congress & the world that I never con- place. While the young templated the issue of the millions and millions and that I would recommendnaval officer wrote, the scene was calm as the opposing sides partici- the passage of an act for funding any issue at 20 or 25 cents on the dollar andpated in a cease-fire to allow the Confederates time to ponder their next another that they may be received in payment for the Cherokee Land say at themove which, the Union Navy hoped, would be surrender. Interestingly, rate of 10 or 12 dollars per acre not less...Declare to the world that the embar-Washburn writes from the Morning Light of his disappointment in the rassments of our small population require this course or that posterity mustRebels lack of prowess. In part: share with us in good faith in these burdens.”“I was in hopes the Rebels would make a good fight but they only fired one Gun During the days of the Republic, population increased by 7,000 people at us from the Fort and a few from the town. The Gun boats lie off the town yearly due to immigration (including Mexicans). Texas was active in pro- in the channel waiting for the Surrender. . . . As we came opposite the Fort moting immigration to boost the defense of the frontier and encourage they fired at us one Solitary Shot and the Owasco returned it instantly from economic growth in the country. The letter is extremely fragile and is her 11 in. shell gun the shell burst close to the rebel gun inside the Fort. The weakened along the folds, but the text remains bright and wholly legible. other boats fired to quite queck[?] but the Rebels Skedadled away from the Fort Very good. mighty quick we could see them running for the town. . . . Capt. Renshaw the Estimate: $500-$700 Senior Officer hoisted a flag of truce and we ceased firing. They sent of a flag Starting Bid: $250 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 83
  • 85. articles on Texas history from Austin’s colony to 1897. In these are to be found a wealth of essays and memoirs that are unsurpassed and still of im- mense value and interest.” References: Basic Texas Books 221. Howes W673. 42187 John Wesley Wilbarger. Indian Estimate: $400-$600 Depredations in Texas. Starting Bid: $200 Austin: Hutchings Printing House, 1889. First edi- tion. 8vo, x, 672 pages. 37 woodcuts. Indexed at the front. Original brown cloth, blind stamped in black, over boards. Gilt lettering to front board and spine. Rear hinge 42189 H[enderson] is cracked and being held to Yoakum. History of Texas the textblock by the stitch- From Its First Settlement ing. Bumped corners and in 1685 to Its Annexation light scuffing on the boards. to the United States in Minor fraying on the board 1846. New York: Redfield, edges; spine foot is chipped. 1855. First edition. Two 8vo Slight, sporadic foxing. volumes. 482, 4 publisher’s ads; 576 pages. Appendix Prompted by the scalping and indexed. Large fold-out (and subsequent survival) of map at the end of Volume I: his brother, Josiah, in 1833, “Map of Spanish-Texas“ (heav- Methodist minister John ily damaged and repaired).Wesley Wilbarger (1806-1892) compiled stories of struggles with Indians as Fold-out facsimile militarygiven to him by surviving early settlers of Texas. Wilbarger, in large part order signed by Santa Annadue to the incident with his brother, paints the Indians as uncivilized bar- in Volume II. Four portraitbarians and shows little respect for their plight or culture. plates (of Stephen Austin, [Ellis P.] Bean, Sam Houston, and Thomas J. Rusk); three plates of maps in the text: “San Antonio & Its Environs“,“It tells of nearly all the Indian fights and battles in Texas, with sketches of “Ground Plan of the Alamo in 1835-6“, and “San Jacinto Battle-Ground.” many of the most noted Texan Indian fighters and frontiersmen” (Raines, Engraved view of the “Mission of San José“ as frontispiece to Volume I Bibliography of Texas). The illustrations in this book, attributed to T. J. and engraved portrait of Sam Houston with facsimile signature as fron- Owen, are believed to have been the work of William Sydney Porter, bet- tispiece of Volume II. Half-bound in brown with titles stamped in gilt ter known as “O. Henry.” on the spines and four raised bands; this volume has been rebound with decorative endpapers and reinforced hinges. Boards are scuffed and endsReferences: Basic Texas Books 218. Howes W407. Raines, p. 219. worn. Some wear on the spine, especially on the bands. Heavy foxing andEstimate: $600-$800 dampstaining in Volume I; moderate foxing in Volume II. A few pagesStarting Bid: $300 have been dog-eared. Offsetting to the portraits. Notations in pencil spread through Volume I. According to book lore the first printing in 1855 was mostly destroyed by fire and is quite rare. It is considered one of the most important works on early Texas. Yoakum had the use of materials provided to him by Sam Houston, Thomas J. Rusk and many others. “Mr. Yoakum seems to have42188 Dudley G. Wooten, collected with great care all the existing material, with much that haseditor. A Comprehensive never yet appeared in print. All contemporary accounts, personal nar-History of Texas 1685-1897. ratives, private correspondence, individual reminiscences, newspaperDallas: William G. Scarff, statements, and official documents are called into requisition. The work,1898. First edition. Two vol- though wanting in system and condensed expression, is still of very greatumes. 4to, xxiii, 890 pages; interest and value, and is deserving of general study. The author was evi-vii, 851 pages. Profusely il- dently an enthusiastic admirer of Gen. Houston.” (Raines, p. 223)lustrated. Maps. Modern fullleather binding with titles References: Basic Texas Books 224. Howes Y10. Raines, p. 223.and decoration stamped Estimate: $500-$700in gilt between five raised Starting Bid: $250bands on the spine. Marbledendpapers. Light shelf wearto leather and the edges ofpaper have slight marring.Contents bright. A few stains to the preliminary pages and a small damp-stain toward the rear of Volume I. Marginal toning in both volumes. Verygood.John Jenkins, in Basic Texas Books, calls this “one of the most all-inclusivecompilations on Texas history through the 19th century.” The work be-gins with a reprint of Yoakum’s History of Texas, with additional annota-tions added. “The remainder is in the form of chronologically arranged84 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 86. 42190 Lorenzo de Zavala. Ensayo Histórico de las Revoluciones deMéxico desde 1808 hasta 1830. Two volumes. Volume I, Paris: Imprentade P. Dupont et G.-Laguionie, 1831; Volume II, Nueva-York: Imprentade Elliott y Palmer, 1832. 8vo, 443 pages; vii, 420 pages. Indexed. Bothvolumes have marbled paper over boards with printed spine labels.Front boards of both volumes are bowed outward slightly. Heavily worn.Bumped corners on both volumes. Volume I shows some chipping at thehead of spine and foot of spine covering removed. Both the head andfoot of the spine covering on volume II removed. Light to moderate fox-ing throughout both books, heavier in volume II with significant toning;dampstaining at the top of the pages in volume I and on the rear endpa-pers of volume II.Lorenzo de Zavala (1788-1836), a participant in both the Mexican andTexan Revolutions, was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independenceand served as first (interim) vice-president of Texas under interim presi-dent David G. Burnet. Having held various political offices in Mexico, he End of Session Oneresigned as Minister to France in 1834 and retired to the United Stateswhen one-time ally, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, assumed dictatorialpowers. He was naturally drawn to the Texas political scene. A MexicanLiberal, he had first supported the idea of Mexican Federalism in Texas,but later changed his views and supported the Texas independence move-ment. Both books formerly belonged to Alexander Dienst, a dentist, author, and historian who amassed a collection of books and primary sources deal- ing with Texas history, primarily the Texas Revolution and the Texas Navy. From 1932 to 1935 served as president of the Texas State HistoricalAssociation and authored the book “The Navy of the Republic of Texas,1835-1845.” On the front endpaper of both volumes, Dienst has written:“These two volumes are from the private library of Bustamante of Mexico/ Dr. Alex. Dienst/Temple, Texas.” Presumably, he is referring to Anastacio Bustamante, three-time president of Mexico during the nineteenth cen- tury. “This historical essay on the Revolutions of Mexico is a work of some merit, by a thorough republican with strong prejudices.” (Raines)“Included because of the prominent part played by Zavala in Texas affairs, and for his comments on Austin, the law of April 6, 1830, Texas coloniza- tion...[and] Mexicans whose conduct influenced the course of events in Texas....A mine of information on the political events and personalities of the period covered.” (Streeter)Reference: Raines, p. 224. Streeter 1128. Sabin 106277.Estimate: $800-$1,200Starting Bid: $400 Session One, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 2:00PM CT 85
  • 87. HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS AUCTION APRIL 11, 2012 | NEW YORK | LIVE & ONLINE Declaration of Independence. By W.I. Stone, for the Dept. of State, by order Contact us at 800-872-6467 of J.Q. Adams, Secty. of State. July 4 1823. Printed on parchment. A newly for more information discovered copy of this very scarce and highly treasured broadside. Sandra Palomino Estimate: $250,000 - $300,000 Director, Historical Manuscripts Ext. 1107 • Free catalog and The Collector’s Handbook ($65 value) for new clients. Please submit auction invoices of $1,000+ in this category, from any source. Include your contact information and mail to Heritage, fax 214-409-1425, email, or call 866-835-3243. For more details, go to Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder-Members3500 Maple Avenue | Dallas, Texas 75219 | 800-872-6467 | HA.comDALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | PARIS | GENEVANYC Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 0952360; Robert Korver 1096338; Kathleen Guzman 0762165. This auction is subject to a 19.5% buyer’s premium. 23634
  • 88. SESSION TWO Heritage Live!™, Internet, Fax, and Mail Only Session Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT | Dallas, Texas | Lots 42191 - 42351 A 19.5% Buyers Premium ($14 minimum) Will Be Added To All Lots To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit SPECIAL INTERNET BIDDING FEATURE Online proxy bidding ends at two hours prior to the opening of the live auction. Check the Time Remaining on individual lots for details. After Internet proxy bidding closes, live bidding will take place through Heritage LiveTM, our bidding software that lets you bid live during the actual auction. Your secret maximum will compete against those bids, and win all ties. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids before live bidding begins. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, bids placed through Live Internet Bidding may not register in time and those bidders could lose lots they would otherwise have won, so be sure to place your proxy bids in advance.) 12mo, 72 pages. Disbound. Remnants of spine 1845. [Washington] Gideon’s, [1845]. 8vo, 16 covering still attached. Light foxing scattered pages. Unbound. First leaf detached. Light rust throughout, heavier on the front and rear pages; staining from a paper clip at top edge; stain- pages three through ten detached. [and:] [George ing along the left edge near top. Evenly toned. Allen (attributed)]. An Appeal to the People of [and:] Speech of Mr. Culver, of New York, on Massachusetts, on the Texas Question. Boston: the Texas and Oregon Questions. Delivered in Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1844. 8vo, the House of Representatives, U. S., Jan. 30th, 20 pages. Disbound. “Geo. Allen“ is handwrit- 1846. No publisher listed. 8vo, 30 unopened ten on the front. Light scattered foxing; heavier pages. Some foxing throughout with moderate foxing on the front and rear pages. Moderate toning on the first page. [and:] Speech of Mr. toning on the later pages. [and:] Speech of Mr. Benton, of Missouri: Delivered in the Senate Julius Rockwell, of Massachusetts, upon the of the United States, May 16, 18, and 20, in Admission of Texas as a State into the Union: Secret Session on the Treaty for the Annexation42191 Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway delivered in the House of Representatives, U. S., of Texas. (The Injunction of Secrecy Removed.)Alamo Plate. Produced in 1936 to commemorate Dec. 16, 1845. 8vo, 16 pages. Disbound. Rust Washington: Printed at the Globe Office, 1844.the Texas Centennial, this 10.75” plate features staining from paper clip at the top edge of the 8vo, 8 pages. Unopened along the top edge.a pale green rim band surrounding a rust colored first and last page. Last page is detached. Light Heavily chipped along the edges and toned; lightportrait of the most iconic of Texas’ landmarks, foxing. [and:] Speech of Mr. Winthrop, of foxing. [and:] Texas - Annexation. Proceedingsthe Alamo. “Made Especially for M. K. & T. R. Massachusetts, on the Annexation of Texas, and Resolutions of a Public Meeting of theR.“ and “Ye Olde Ivory Buffalo China“ backmarks. delivered in the House of Representatives of Citizens of Mobile County and City, relativeEst.: $300-$500 the United States, Jan. 6, 1845. Washington: to the Annexation of Texas to the UnitedStart Bid: $150 J. and G. S. Gideon, 1845. 8vo, 16 pages. States. 28th Congress, 1st Session. Doc. No. Disbound. Mild toning. [and:] Speech of Mr. 255. 8vo, four pages. Printed by Blair & Rives, John J. Hardin, of Illinois, on the Annexation 1844. Dampstaining and some light foxing; of Texas. Delivered in the House of Representatives, toned along the edges. [and:] Message from the U. S., Jan. 15, 1845. [Washington] J. and G. President of the United States, Communicating S. Gideon, [1845]. 8vo, 15 pages. Inscribed on Certain Information in Reply to a Resolution the first page, in ink, “Samuel A Hook, Esq./ of the Senate of the 22d May, 1844. 8vo, 12 Counsellor [sic] at Law/New York City:/From his pages. Disbound. [and:] Speech of Mr. Reverdy old friend/Amos Holton.” Pages are toned with Johnson, of Maryland, the Bill Making Further42192 Texas Annexation Archive consisting pencil markings found through page seven; last Appropriation to Bring the Existing War toof sixteen documents, mostly letters and con- page is detached. [and:] Speech of Mr. George an Honorable Conclusion, called the Threegressional speeches, ranging from 1837 through P. Marsh, of Vermont, on the Annexation of Million Bill. Delivered in the Senate of the United1850 including: William E. Channing. A Letter Texas. Delivered in the House of Representatives, States, February 6, 1847. Towers, print. oppositeon the Annexation of Texas to the United U. S., in Committee of the Whole on the State of the Intelligencer office. 8vo, 14 pages. Disbound.States. London: John Green, 121, Newgate Union, Jan. 20, 1845. [Washington] J. and G. S. First page detached; toning. [and:] Speech ofStreet, 1837. First London edition. 8vo, 48 pages. Gideon, [1845]. 8vo, 15 pages. Unbound. Evenly Mr. Ashmun, of Massachusetts, upon thePaper wrappers; disbound. Wrappers chipped toned with ghosting from paper clip on first and President’s Message upon the Texas Boundaryalong the edges. Heavily toned. [and:] William E. last page. [and:] Speech of Mr. Charles Hudson, and the Bill for its Settlement. In the House ofChanning. A Letter to the Hon. Henry Clay, on of Mass. on the Annexation of Texas. Delivered Representatives, August 14, 1850. Washington:the Annexation of Texas to the United States. in the House of Representatives, U. S., Jan. 20, Gideon and Co., 1850. 8vo, 13 pages. BoundBoston: James Munroe and Company, 1837. First 1845. [Washington] J. and G. S. Gideon, [1845]. with small staple; the first page is detached.edition. 8vo, 72 pages. Disbound. Front and rear 8vo, 15 pages. Unbound. Dampstained at the Reference: Eberhardt 162:136, 162:14. Gilman,pages are heavily toned with moderate foxing top corner of the first page through page eight; Bibliography of Vermont, p. 159. Raines, p. 49.and dampstaining. Chipping along the page evenly toned and moderately foxed. Pencil nota- Streeter A96, A99, 1266, 1469, 1551.edges. [and:] William E. Channing. A Letter tions scattered throughout. [and:] Speech of Mr. Est.: $400-$600to the Hon. Henry Clay, on the Annexation J. Collamer, of Vermont, on the Annexation of Start Bid: $200of Texas to the United States. Boston: James Texas. Delivered in the House of Representatives,Munroe and Company, 1837. Second edition. U. S., in Committee of the Whole, January 23, Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 87
  • 89. An amazing reference resource bursting with genealogical and historical research possibilities. Scores of display ads for Austin businesses plus a business directory listing businesses by category. The general directory lists not only residents’ general address but also their profession. Further distinctions such as “widow“ or “colored“ are also noted. Est.: $300-$500 Start Bid: $150 42194 Austin County Officer Election 42193 Three Accounts of Nineteenth Results. Three pages, bifolium to 8” x 12.5”, Century Army Life including: George F. Price. Austin County, March 16, 1839. The election 42196 [AdolpheAcross the Continent with the Fifth Cavalry. was held “for the purpose of Electing one Captain F. Bandelier]. The New York: Antiquarian Press Ltd., 1959. Second one first and one second Lieutenant for Beat No. 3 Unpublished Letters of edition limited to 750 copies. 8vo, 705 pages. in the above [Austin] County.” Two columns of Adolphe F. Bandelier Reprint of the original 1883 edition with errata. thirty-four names are found below on the first concerning the writ- Blue cloth over boards with title on the spine page. The names of the candidates and the vote ing and publication of in gilt lettering. Some rubbing on the spine, but tally is found on the interior pages and signed “The Delight Makers.” otherwise in near fine condition. [and:] James below by election judges John F. Pettus, a par- New York: Charles Larson. Sergeant Larson 4th Cav. San Antonio: ticipant in the siege of Bexar and Battle of San P. Everitt, 1944. First Southern Literary Institute, 1935. First edition Jacinto, J. P. Shelburne, and Robert Kleberg, edition of 295 hand- limited to 300 of which this is number 37. 8vo, another veteran of San Jacinto and one of the numbered copies of which 100 were for Charles326 pages. Decorative blue cloth binding with guards of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna fol- P. Everitt and 195 for Carl Hertzog of which only title in gilt lettering on front board and spine. lowing his capture, clerks Daniell Symonds and 145 were for sale. Signed by Tom Lea on his Minor rubbing on the foot of the spine and stain- Charles Fordtran, a surveyor who, along with pen-and-ink frontispiece portrait of Bandelier. ing to the back board. Some toning and foxing Friederich Ernst signing as “presiding officer,” Also contains one inscription by Charles P. of the pages. Edited and introduced by Larson’s founded the town of Industry, the first permanent Everitt and a second to bibliographer Wright daughter, Annie Larson Blum. A very good copy. German settlement in Texas. Evenly toned with Howes on front free endpaper. 8vo, xv, 33 pages. [and:] Ellen McGowan Biddle. Reminiscences folds, else fine. Introduction by Paul Radin. Original rust brown of a Soldier’s Wife. Philadelphia: Press of J. B. Est.: $300-$400 cloth over boards with titles stamped in gilt on Lippincott Company, 1907. Inscribed by the au- Start Bid: $150 the spine and front board. Fore edge uncut. A thor on half title page. First edition. 12mo, 257 near-fine copy in a slightly soiled and toned dust pages. Illustrated. Original cloth binding over 42195 Two Directories of the City of Austin jacket. boards with title stamped on front board and in including: Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. Reference: Lowman 17. gilt letting on spine. Sixth Cavalry insignia on Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory of the Est.: $300-$500 front in gilt and edges untrimmed. Some rubbing City of Austin, 1881-82. Containing the Present Start Bid: $150 and fading on the foot and a small tear in the State, County, and City Governments; a Complete dust jacket, but otherwise in near fine condition. List of Post Offices, Telegraph Offices, and Express 42197 Baseball Handbill for the Dallas“A very good account of Army life at western Offices; Also the Names of All Counties, County Steers. One page, 3.5” x 8”, Dallas Railway & posts after the Civil War.” (Graff) Seats, and County Offices Throughout the State; Terminal Co, Dallas, 1938. “Trolleygram“ featur- Reference: Howes P582, B426. Graff 288. Also an Index of All Societies, Associations, ing the season opener of the Dallas Steers against Est.: $400-$500 Corporations, Churches, Educational Institutes, the Fort Worth Cats. Also included is informa- Start Bid: $200 the Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their tion about trolley service from downtown Dallas Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified to Steer Stadium. Very fine. Business Directory. Austin: E. W. Swindells, 1881. Est.: $50-$75 8vo, 197 pages. Printed paper over boards. Some No Min. Bid foxing is present on the pages. [and:] Morrison & Fourmy, compilers. Morrison & Fourmy’s 42198 Thomas Beauchamp Land Deed General Directory of the City of Austin, 1885- Signed “Thos. D. Beauchamp“ as administrator of 86. Containing the Present State, County and the estate of Joseph A. Parker. One page, 9.75” x City Governments; a Complete List of All County 15.75”, partially printed, Houston, May 26, 1841, Officials, Post Offices, Telegraph, Express, and selling to James West “lots five, six and seven... Money Order Offices in Texas; Also, an Index of near the City of Houston“ for a total of twenty-six Societies, Associations, Corporations, Churches, dollars. Weakened folds detaching in places; top Educational Institutes, the Full Name and Address half of left vertical fold detached. Chipped edges, of All Residents, their Occupations or Pursuits, and but signature remains unaffected. Good. From the a Complete Classified Business Directory; Also, a papers of B.A. Shepherd. Valuable Map of the City. Galveston: Morrison & Est.: $75-$100 Fourmy, 1885. 8vo, 244 pages. Printed paper over No Min. Bid boards. Front board is detached and spine cover is missing. Pages are in very good condition.88 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 90. shape. Volume contained in a clear, oversized Boards exhibit heavy wear, especially on the ex- dust jacket. Near very good. tremities. Spine covering has been recovered and References: Basic Texas Books 17. Howes B533. is chipping at the foot. Corners bumped. Slight Raines, p. 27. to moderate foxing. Despite the binding issues, Est.: $300-$500 the pages remain tight. Start Bid: $150 Raines call this book “a good immigrant’s guide when issued, especially as to land matters.” Descriptions of counties. Basic information to settlers new to Texas, with chapters on “Stock- Raising,” “Sheep - Honey Bees,” “Wheat,” “Schools,” and “Taxation.” References: Howes B719. Raines, p. 30. Sabin 7364. Est.: $100-$200 No Min. Bid42199 James Berry. Circular to the Citizensof Harris County. Houston: [Printed at theTelegraph Book Office], 1858. 12mo, seven uncutpages. A printed statement “of all receipts, expen-ditures and debts of the county to be printed in somenewspaper“ as required by law for the year endingAugust 1858, offered by Berry as late treasurer 42201 [Texas Rangers]. Capt. Michaelof Harris County, in condensed form. Having James Box. Capt. James Box’s Adventures andbeen charged with fraud by a Judge Shearn, “I Explorations in New and Old Mexico. incumbent on me, a sacred duty the Record of Ten Years of Travel and Research...I owe myself and family, and particularly to my New York: James Miller, 1869. First edition,children, as also those of my friends who honored second issue. 8vo. 344 pp. Full textured clothme with the station I then occupied, to hurl back this with blindstamped decorations to front and rearslander upon its author.” Light to moderate foxing boards. Gilt titles and ruling to spine. Coversscattered throughout with uneven toning. Main lightly rubbed with wear to spine ends and cor-horizontal fold is worn to the point o detaching ners. Some light dustsoiling and dampstainingin places. Good. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. to boards. Library association bookplate to front 42203 J. Mason Brewer. Aunt Dicy Tales:Est.: $200-$300 pastedown with small notations and owner’s Snuff-Dipping Tales of the Texas Negro.No Min. Bid signature to preliminaries. Light foxing to end- [Austin]: [Privately Printed], 1956. Limited to papers and throughout. Page edges lightly toned. 400 copies of which this is number 386. Inscribed Occasional small staining throughout. A very by the author on the limitation page. 8vo, xi, 80 good copy. “This excellent narrative is based on pages. Beautifully illustrated throughout by artist the author’s personal experiences, especially as a John T. Biggers. Publisher’s original binding in member of the Texas Rangers” (Graff). copper cloth slipcase. Illustrated endpapers. Very References: Graff 372. Howes B671. Streeter fine. TSHA member donation. All proceeds, Sale 497. including Buyer’s Premium, will go to support Est.: $400-$500 TSHA. Start Bid: $200 Est.: $100-$150 No Min. Bid 42204 John Henry Brown. Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas. Austin: L. E. Daniell, [1898]. First edition. 4to, 760 pages, in double columns. 124 plates. Index. Bound in green cloth on boards. Title giltstamped on the front board; gilt and blind stamped on the spine; marbled edges. Front board is detached from the textblock; rear hinge is cracked. Moderate shelfwear. Ink nota-42200 [Joseph P. Blessington]. The tions found in places throughout. Front flyleafCampaigns of Walker’s Texas Division. By a features the following note from previous ownerPrivate Soldier. New York: Lange, Little & Co., historian Alexander Dienst which has bled1875. First edition. 8vo, 314 pages. Frontispiece. somewhat onto the title page: “This is a valuableOriginal green, blind stamped cloth over boards; contribution to the biography of Texas and should beboards show some staining. Gilt lettering and gilt carefully indexed by the owner. The first 150 pagesstamped Lone Star to spine. Front free endpaper are entirely omitted in the index at close of volume.heavily damaged; front pastedown separating, And throughout the volume there are many itemsexposing the hinge. Also some damage to the that are well worth indexing. Alex Dienst.” 42202 D. E. E. Braman. Braman’srear endpapers, but the text block remains intact. References: Basic Texas Books 23. Howes B857. Information About Texas. Philadelphia: J. B.Fraying at the corners as well as the head and Lippincott, 1858. Second edition. 12mo, viii, Est.: $400-$600foot of the spine. Moderate shelfwear. Slight fox- 192 pages. Brown blind stamped cloth over Start Bid: $200ing to pages, but overall the leaves are in great boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Front board is totally detached and the rear joint is cracking. Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 89
  • 91. 42205 B. P. Buckner Autograph LetterSigned. Two pages, 8” x 9.5”, Houston,December 15, 1841. Buckner writes to hisfriend Archibald Wynns, who is serving in the 42207 David G. Burnet Government BondHouse of Representatives in Austin, to inquire Signed “David G. Burnet“ as vice president/act- 42209 [Texas Centennial]. Lone Starabout recent presidential election in which Sam ing president of the Republic of Texas. One page Paperweight. Measuring 4.75” across, this glassHouston was elected president for a second time. with ten coupons, 10.25” x 8”, January 1, 1841, paper weight was created circa 1936 to celebrateHe says: “I begin to be a little anxious to know what Austin, in the amount of $500, number 655. the Texas Centennial and features a molded in-is going since the enaugeration [sic] of the president This bond was issued to Stock Commissioner scription around a center medallion which readslet us hear as early as possible how he [illegible] on Charles DeMorse, whose job was to fund the “1836/Texas/1936/Centennial“ on the bottom.with his cabinet hoo [sic] they are and what material.” public debt under President Lamar. Decorated Est.: $300-$500He concludes the letter by talking about current with two steel engraved vignettes including Start Bid: $150events in Houston: “Times are getting better at a farm scene of a man plowing and an IndianHouston the Cotten [sic] is cumming [sic] quite brisk warrior. Contains several “X” cut cancellations.and trade is better frequent arrivals from Orleans Mounted to a backing board. Includes an en-bringing a great many goods and emigrants so our graved portrait of Burnet.little Citty [sic] is quite lively at the present.“ It is Est.: $400-$600likely that B. P. Buckner is in fact Benjamin P. Start Bid: $200Buckner, a probate court judge in Houston whoalso served as mayor of that city from 1845 until1846. The letter is fragile and is splitting alongthe folds causing minimal loss of text. Severalholes are archivally repaired with tape. Text re-mains bright. Good.Est.: $200-$300No Min. Bid 42210 Wedgwood University of Texas Plate. The Old Main Building is commemorated on this 10.5” plate, surrounded by a busy, burnt orange border on white, featuring the Seal of the University and the Seal of the State of Texas, cactus, fencing, and the ever-present longhorn. “Wedgwood/Etruria/England“ backmark. Est.: $200-$300 No Min. Bid 42208 [Beales Grant]. General Benjamin F. Butler, et. al. The Arkansas Grant. A Brief History. From the time the Grant was made by the Mexican Government in 1832, together with cop- ies of the legal documents that have been recorded according to law, conveying the title to the present owners, and the opinions of four celebrated land attorneys. Compiled from the original records,42206 [Buffalo Bayou]. Land Sale Deed 1901. 8vo, 62 pages. Original cloth binding withwith attached survey. One page, 8.5” x 13.75”, title stamped on front board. Cracked front andpartially printed, “Harris County,” January 20, rear hinges; bumped corners. Chipping at head1859, to “Ann West, widow & only heir of James and foot of spine. Light shelfwear. ModeratelyWest of Harris consideration of Two toned, especially on the margins. In a clear dustthousand Dollars...paid by Wm. A. Morse, Abram jacket. An important and scarce Texana book.Groesbeeck & David H. Paige” for “...four & Very thirteenths acres of land on the south side ofBuffalo Bayou.“ Blind embossed seal at lower left. John Charles Beales (1804-1878) was a English born doctor who held several empresario grants 42211 Frederick C. Chabot. The PeroteAlso included is the hand drawn survey of the Prisoners. San Antonio: The Naylor Company,land. Toned with chipped edges. Else very good. in Texas, New Mexico, and the Oklahoma pan- handle. 1934. Limited to 400 copies of which this is num-From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. ber 101. Signed by the author on the limitationEst.: $100-$150 Est.: $400-$600 page. 8vo, xiv, 344 pages. Illustrated. AppendicesNo Min. Bid Start Bid: $200 and indexed. Photograph of James L. Trueheart as frontispiece. Gray printed cloth over boards. Light shelf wear and staining to front and rear90 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 92. free endpapers, else fine. TSHA member dona-tion. All proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium,will go to support TSHA.Est.: $100-$200No Min. Bid 42214 Francis Clater. Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor; or, a Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Horned Cattle: being a Concise and Familiar Description of all the 42216 James Cox. Historical and Diseases Incident to Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry Oxen, Cows, and Sheep; With the most simple and and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent effectual method of curing each Disorder, in all its Territory. New York: The Antiquarian Press, various stages; and the most efficacious treatment 1959. Limited to 550 numbered copies, of which of Cows, before, at, and after the time of calv- this is number 406. Two 4to volumes, 743 pages42212 [Death of Charles III]. Manuel ing; and also of Ewes during the lambing season. inclusive of both volumes. Indexed. Many il-Antonio Florez Broadside Announcing the Albany, 1817. Fifth edition. 18mo, xii, 191 pages. lustrations. New introduction by J. Frank Dobie.Death of King Charles III of Spain. One sheet, Quarter-bound in cloth with leather spine; gilt Bound in half cowhide and buckram over boards.12.25” x 16.75”, issued in Mexico, March 17, stamped lines on spine. Moderate wear on boards Blind stamped brand designs to the leather. Gilt1789. On seal paper, the broadside announces and spine. Bumped corners and board edges. stamped longhorn and lone star design to thethat King Charles died on December 14 of the Heavily foxed throughout. front boards. Gilt lettering to spines. Originalprevious year at a quarter to one in the morn- Est.: $100-$200 mylar protective wraps. Slipcase. Near fine. Theing. It further states that his son King Charles IV No Min. Bid facsimile reprint of the original 1895 edition.has assumed the throne, and that there will be a Ramon Adams calls this “one of the ‘big four’six month period of mourning. All persons are cattle books. An important book on the historyto dress in mourning clothes and pay a tithe of of the cattle industry, and no collector’s libraryfifty pesos, with the exception of Indians whose would be complete without it.” (Adams, Herd)poverty prohibits their participation. Florez References: Adams, Herd 593. Basic Texas Bookssigns with his paraph next to his name at bot- 34. Graff 891. Howes C820. McVickers B 114.tom, countersigned by “El C[on]de del Valle de Est.: $200-$300Orizaba“. Near fine condition with two small No Min. Bidchips along the right margin.Est.: $250-$350No Min. Bid 42215 Richard Coke Land Grant Signed “Richard Coke“ as governor of Texas. One page, 14.75” x 12.5”, Austin, April 7, 1874, granting “Charles E. Dugat his heirs or assigns...Four Million, Two hundred, Fifty-four thousand, Two hundred & Ninety-Nine (4,254,299) Sqrs of Land, situated... In Montgomery County about 8 miles...from the town of Montgomery.” Docketed on verso, ink has bled through. Gilt seal of the General Land Office and blind embossed Seal of the State of42213 Archive of Manuscripts from Texas at bottom left. Very good. From the papersChihuahua circa 1760s through early 1800s. of B.A. Shepherd.More than 30 pages, tall folio, some on seal pa- Est.: $100-$150per. Topics range from legal filings, royal decrees, No Min. Bid 42217 William Carey Crane. Life and Selectand electoral results for alcalde. Condition varies Literary Remains of Sam Houston of Texas.from fair to near fine. Great historical content Two Vols. In One. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott,regarding topics such as mining, judicial struc- 1884. First edition. 8vo, 672 pages. Engravedture, tithing, civil lawsuits, financial history, and portrait of Sam Houston with facsimile signature.much more. Illustrated with maps and facsimiles of docu-Est.: $400-$600 ments. Brown leather over boards. Gilt stampedStart Bid: $200 lettering to spine over black; five raised bands. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Both front and rear hinges are cracked, but pages remain tight. Moderate wear to boards; head and foot of spine covering torn off. Bumped corners. Some Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 91
  • 93. discoloration to the title page. Pages from frontfree endpaper to page 2 detached. Mild toning.References: Howes C864. Raines, p. 56.Est.: $200-$300No Min. Bid 42222 [Civil War]. State of Texas Loyalty 42220 [Confederate States]. Address of the Oath. One page partially printed, 8.5” x 11”, General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church Dallas, August 12, 1867. Signed by former in the Confederate States of America, to all Confederate F. F. Gable. The Loyalty Oath, also the Churches of Jesus Christ throughout the earth. known as the Oath of Allegiance, was a docu- Adopted unanimously at the organization of the ment pledging the signer to “faithfully support the General Assembly in Augusta, Ga., December, Constitution and obey the laws of the United States,42218 [Davy Crockett]. [Attributed to James 1861. Published by the order of the Assembly. and...encourage others so to do.” Some foxing;S. French]. Sketches and Eccentricities of [Louisville: 1862 (Sabin)]. 8vo. 17 pp. Sewn small chip on one edge; folds. In fine condition.Col. David Crockett, of West Tennessee. New wrappers. Covers somewhat worn with some Est.: $75-$100York: J & J Harper, 1833. New edition. 12mo, folding, minor dampstaining and small tears. No Min. Bidvii, 209 pages. Twenty-four pages of ads at the Signature of B.A. Shepherd Esq., Houston toback. Green cloth over boards. Spine is rebacked front cover with some ink calculations and aand features gilt-letting; damage to the head of smudge. Rear cover and last page has some fold-the spine repaired with two forms of tape where ing and predation loss at top corner, not affectingthe spine covering is coming apart. Boards are text. Light toning to pages. Interior clean withheavily worn and soiled. Corners are bumped. slight rippling at bottom edge. Generally veryThe name “Wm. Lawrence“ appears in ink on good. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.the front free endpaper. Pages are dampstained References: Parrish & Willingham 9081. Sabintoward the last two-thirds of the book and heav- 65130.ily foxed throughout. Graff ascribes this work toJames S. French. Est.: $400-$600Reference: Howes C898. Sabin 17573. Rader Start Bid: $200992. Graff 1439.Est.: $300-$400Start Bid: $15042219 Two Confederate States Receipts forEnemy Debt Surrenders. One page, 8.5” x 7”,partially printed on blue paper, Houston, January 42223 [Civil War]. Thirty-second Texas26, 1863, issued by the “District Court of the Cavalry Ledger. 3” x 7.5”. Entries are in inkConfederate States, for the Eastern District of Texas“ and pencil. On the first page is written, “ B. A. Shepherd “to surrender...all the evidences T. Estes/Capt. Commanding/Company I/Andrewsof debt to Alien enemies to the Confederate States.” Regmt/Texas Cavalry“ and directly below reads:One is issued to transfer his debt from “Grant & “See Company money matters in this book.” TheBarlow“ and one from “Granger & Cooney“ to first entry is dated February 4, 1863, and is lo-the Confederate States. On the verso of each cated in the middle of the book. Entries appearis an itemized list of debt to be transferred to to be amounts of money drawn for individualsthe Confederate government. Folds with light and “how disposed of,” including several entriestoning, else near fine. From the papers of B.A. for the unit’s major, William E. Estes. TowardShepherd. the rear are entries for money transferred and toEst.: $75-$100 whom. Some entries are heavily faded. Marbled 42221 United Daughters of the ConfederacyNo Min. Bid boards show moderate shelf wear and pages are Ribbon. Approximately 2” x 5.25”, n. d. (circa 1900), red and gold ribbon with silver lettering unevenly toned with some slight foxing. reading “L. S. Ross/Chapter/ U. D. C./Bryan, Est.: $200-$300 Texas.” Emblem of the U. D. C. featured in the No Min. Bid middle. Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag, 42224 S. W. Cushing. Wild Oats Sowings; Newark, New Jersey. Fringed bottom edge. Light or the Autobiography of an Adventurer. New dampstaining on right side, else fine. York: Daniel Fanshaw, 1857. First edition. 12mo, Est.: $250-$350 483 pages. Illustrated with four plate engravings No Min. Bid on pink paper. Green, blind stamped cloth over boards. Lettering and sailing ship gilt stamped on the spine; gilt is faded. Boards are worn and lightly soiled. Spine is heavily soiled and worn92 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 94. in two places along the joint; chipping at the back boards are detaching, spine covering is 42229 [E. L. Deaton]. Indian Fights onfoot and a portion of the spine covering missing mostly rubbed off. Page edges are stamped with the Texas Frontier. A True Account of the Lastat the head. Bumped corners and bumping along “Eureka Steam Laundry See Page 94.” Very good Exciting Encounters with Redskins in Hamilton,the fore edge of the rear board. Light toning with condition. [and:] Morrison & Fourmy, compil- Comanche, Brown, Erath and Adjoining Counties,very sporadic foxing. Page 169/70 is cut short ers. Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory of as Recorded by E. L. Deaton, a Texan of Pioneeralong the fore edge. Good copy. the City of Dallas, 1888-89. Galveston: Clarke Days, and Republished by One of His DescendantsReference: Howes C974. Raines, p. 59-60. & Courts, Stationers, Printers, Lithographers, - Floyd J. Holmes, Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth:Est.: $200-$300 1888. 8vo, 449 pages. Red cloth over boards, Pioneer Publishing, 1927. 8vo. 161 pp. BoundNo Min. Bid stamped in gilt on the front, back and partially in full red textured cloth. Gilt stamped titles to on the spine. Title is also stamped into the spine. front board. Glue ghosting to front pastedown.42225 H[oratio] B. Cushman. History of the Ads are stamped on head and tail edge, as well as Covers light rubbed with a small stain to rear.Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians. fore edge in black. Other than normal shelf wear, A touch of soiling and light bump to fore-edge.Greenville [Texas]: Headlight Printing House, this is in very good condition. Pages and endpapers lightly toned. Minor abra-1899. First edition. 8vo, 607 pages. Portrait of sion to bottom of text block. Bookseller’s ticketthe author as frontispiece. Blind stamped brown An amazing reference resource bursting with at rear. Very good.cloth over boards with title gilt stamped to genealogical and historical research possibilities. Reference: Howes D 179.front board and spine. Floral printed endpapers. Scores of display ads for Dallas businesses plus a Est.: $400-$600Moderate rubbing on the front board; heavier on business directory listing businesses by category. Start Bid: $200the rear. Slight chipping at the head of the spine. The general directory lists not only residents’Printed on cheap paper which has browned, but general address but also their profession. Furtherthe text is bright; pages are tight. Minor bump to distinctions such as “widow“ or “colored“ are alsothe fore edge of pages. In a clear dust jacket. Else noted.a near fine copy. Est.: $200-$400Reference: Howes C976. Gilcrease-Hargrett, p. No Min. Bid140.Est.: $200-$300No Min. Bid 42230 Teodoro DeCroix Signed “Vando” Broadside Issued by Don Martin de Mayorga. 16.75” x 22.5”, made of two sheets of seal paper, issued in Mexico on July 9, 1782. The broadside transcribes an earlier decree issued on November 9 of the previous year, requesting the 42227 Two Dallas Opera House Association collection of saltpeter to increase the produc- Stock Certificates. Two pages, 10.75” x 6.75”, tion of gunpowder in order to better provide Dallas, n.d. (circa 1880s). The certificates are for the munitions of the plazas of Veracruz,42226 Three Directories of the City of unissued and are in the amount of $100. Some Havana, Campeche, Goatemala [sic], and Manila.Dallas including: Morrison & Fourmy, compil- toning is present around the edges, but overall DeCroix signs beneath an endorsement statingers. Morrison & Fourmy’s General Directory very fine examples. that the decree be printed and distributed in theof the City of Dallas, 1883-84. Containing Est.: $100-$150 provinces under his charge. Paper loss at centeran Historical Business Review; the Present State, No Min. Bid affecting text, and a large tear. Additional dock-County and City Governments; a Complete List ets and endorsements on verso.of All County Officials, Post Offices, Telegraph, 42228 [Cabeza de Vaca]. Fanny Bandelier, Est.: $300-$500Express, and Money Order Offices in Texas; translator. The Journey of Alvar Nunez Cabeza Start Bid: $150Population of the United States and Principal de Vaca and his Companions from FloridaCities, Population of Principal Nations and Foreign to the Pacific 1528-1536. Translated from hisCities; Also, an Index of Societies, Associations, own narrative by Fanny Bandelier. New York:Corporations, Churches, Educational Institutes, Allerton Book Co., 1922. 12mo, xxii, 231 pages.the Full Name and Address of All Residents, Their Fold out map tipped onto title page, “SuggestionOccupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified of the Line of Travel of Cabeza de Vaca and HisBusiness Directory. Galveston: Clarke & Courts, Companions.” Illustrated with facsimile reprintsStationers, 1883. 8vo, 246 pages. Printed paper of the title pages of the 1542 and 1555 editions.over boards. Front and back boards are detach- Previous owner’s bookplate and handwrittening, but are in good condition. There is some name on front endpapers. Pencil markings scat-cracking on the spine and some pages are fox- tered throughout. Olive cloth over boards withing, but overall in very good condition. [and:] lettering gilt-stamped to spine. Some damage toMorrison & Fourmy, compilers. Morrison fore edge of pages and mild toning. TSHA mem-& Fourmy’s General Directory of the City of ber donation. All proceeds, including Buyer’sDallas, 1884-85. Galveston: Clarke & Courts, Premium, will go to support TSHA.Stationers, Printers, Lithographers, 1884. 8vo, Est.: $30-$50296 pages. Printed paper over boards. Front and No Min. Bid Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 93
  • 95. Pencil notations found throughout. Heavy scuff- edition. 8vo, 135 pages; 238 pages. Appendix. ing to the front board, damaging some of the gilt Original brown cloth over stiff wraps with titles stamping, and spine; light scuffing on the back. stamped in gilt on the front cover. Light wear at Near good condition. the joints with light shelf wear at the extremi- References: Graff 1064. Howes D 278. Raines, ties. Contents toned and slightly brittle. Gilt p. 67. titles heavily worn. A sound copy in very good Est.: $300-$400 condition. Start Bid: $150 References: Basic Texas Books 51. Raines, p. 74. Howes D603. Graff 1188. Est.: $300-$400 Start Bid: $15042231 E[verette] DeGolyer. AcrossAboriginal America. The Journey of ThreeEnglishmen Across Texas. El Paso: PeripateticPress, 1947. First edition, limited to 700 copies,this is one of 235 printed on Rising’s all-rag bookpaper. Inscribed by artist José Cisneros to DickMulberry on title page. 4to, 25 pages. Printed 42235 Eagle Pass High School 1910 Footballby Carl Hertzog. Frontispiece and illustrations Team Photo. One black and white photo,7.63”by José Cisneros. Former owner’s book plate on x 5”, Eagle Pass, Texas, 1910. Affixed to grey 42233 William B. Dewees. Letters from cardboard, 10” x 8”, with “Champions Southwestfront free endpaper. Green, printed wrappers an Early Settler of Texas. Compiled by Cara Texas, 1910“ written in upper margin. Elevenover boards. Outer cover is slightly toned with Cardelle. Louisville: Morton & Griswold, 1852. young men, with their coach and dog posedminor chipping on the dust jacket. Short inter- First edition. 16mo, vi, 312 pages. Rebound with pendants, a football and a few helmets. Onpretive essay by DeGolyer, followed by a facsim- in bluish cloth over boards with white paper the verso, a list of the sitters and their positions.ile reprint of Ingram, Browne, and Twide’s jour- spine label. Bookplate of R. Wilson DeSilver With tear and some soiling to the verso. Wornney, from the first edition of Hakluyt’s Voyages. “Bookseller, Stationer, and Book Binder“ on the edges all around. TSHA member donation. AllReference: Lowman 44. inside rear board. Dampstaining on the inner proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will goEst.: $300-$500 front board. Some fading to the spine. Mild fox- to support TSHA.Start Bid: $150 ing to the title page and first page of the table of Est.: $100-$150 contents; very slight toning of the pages. Small No Min. Bid stain at the page’s edge on 266 through 271. Else very good. Howes notes that only 250 copies of the first edition were printed in 1852 making this an exceptional find. Eberstadt calls it “a valuable first-hand source book for the early days of Texas and the Southwest.” Reference: Howes D 299. Rader 1131. Raines, p. 57. Sabin 19842. Est.: $400-$600 Start Bid: $200 42236 Eagle Pass Photographic Archive. Small archive containing approximately 56 original photographic prints (including albu- men, gelatin silver, collodion, and cyanotype42232 James T. DeShields. Cynthia Ann prints), most dating from the late nineteenthParker. The Story of Her capture at the Massacre century through World War I; plus 132 modernof the Inmates of Parker’s Fort; of her Quarter of a photographic prints (mostly copy prints of lateCentury Spent Among the Comanches, as the White nineteenth- through early- to mid-twentiethWife of the War Chief, Peta Nocona; and of her century images); plus 32 photographic negatives;Recapture at the Battle of Pease River, by Captain and 6 real photo postcards; along with otherL. S. Ross, of the Texian Rangers. St. Louis, 1886. related ephemera. In all, well over 200 images.First edition. Signed by the author and dated on Condition ranges from poor to fine, mostly verythe front free endpaper. 8vo, 80 pages. Illustrated. good or better.Engraved portrait of Cynthia Ann Parker withher daughter at her breast from the famous pho- This extensive, eclectic file of images was assem-tograph of her taken while traveling through bled over many years of scouting and researchFort Worth as frontispiece. Decorative green by noted historian and scholar Ben E. Pingenot,cloth over blind stamped boards with design best-known for Pase del Aguila: A Chronicle 42234 John C. Duval. Early Times in Texas. of Frontier Days on the Texas Border (1969).and lettering gilt stamped to front board. Title Austin: H. P. N. Gammel & Co., 1892. First Included in the collection are some copy imagespage is detached, but the binding remains tight.94 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 96. from the archive of late 19th century Eagle Pass some paper loss mostly around the edges, the duction by Ramon Adams. Slipcase. Near fine.merchant L. de Bona. TSHA member donation. broadside has deep folds in quarters. References: Adams, Herd 844. Adams, Six-GunsAll proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will Est.: $300-$500 764. Graff 1412. Howes P636.go to support TSHA. Start Bid: $150 Est.: $200-$300Est.: $300-$500 No Min. BidStart Bid: $150 42239 Edward S. Ellis. The Life of Colonel David Crockett. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 42241 Henry C. Fuller. Adventures of Bill42237 Frank S. Edwards. A Campaign 1884. Alta Edition. 12mo, viii, 271 pages. Longley. Captured by Sheriff Milton Mast andin New Mexico with Colonel Doniphan. Engraved portrait of Davy Crockett with fac- Deputy Bill Burrows, near Keatchie, Louisiana, inPhiladelphia: Carey and Hart, 1847. First edition. simile signature as frontispiece. Sixteen pages of 1877, and was executed at Giddings, Texas, 1878.12mo, xi, 165 pages. Appendices. Half-bound books published by Porter & Coates in the rear. Nacogdoches [Texas]: [n. d.]. First edition. 8vo,with marbled boards and leather spine and Black and blind stamped cloth over boards. Gilt 74 pages (unpaginated), in double columns.corners. Gilt lettering stamped onto the spine; on spine. Heavy wear to boards; moderate to Filled with period advertisements. Printed wrap-four raised bands. Previous owner’s bookplate on heavy page toning. Water damage to lower half pers with three visible staples. Chipping alongfront pastedown. Front board separating from the which only affects the coloring of the page edge. the spine, else a fine copy. TSHA member dona-spine. Heavily worn on spine and covers, which Heavy foxing through title page. Binding remain tion. All proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium,are soiled; bumped corners. Staining on front tight. Good. TSHA member donation. All pro- will go to support TSHA.and back endpapers. Slight toning on the pages. ceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will go to Reference: Adams, Six-Guns 783. support TSHA. Est.: $100-$150Considered by Wagner to be one of the most Est.: $100-$200 No Min. Bidinteresting accounts of the Doniphan Expedition No Min. Bidduring the Mexican War.Reference: Howes E52. Rittenhouse184. Wagner-Camp-Becker 132. Wheat,Transmississippi 53. Graff 1210. Haferkorn p. 43.Sabin 21920.Est.: $100-$200No Min. Bid 42242 Hand Drawn Map of Galveston with two additional unrelated maps. One page, 12.5” x 8”, titled “Part of Section No. 1 Galveston Island,” in ink and pencil. The peninsula is di- vided into lots and the area directly to the west is marked Galveston City. A notation at left reads “Lots 504, 507 and 508 owned by you now already.” Included is one survey map of “Plot of A. J. Bunker [?] Land bought from J. C. & S. R. Smith 42240 James W. Freeman, editor. Prose and August 20, 1849,“ 7.5” x 12.5”, ink on blue paper. Poetry of the Live Stock Industry of the United Also map of the “Plot of the position of Memphis States. With Outlines of the Origin and Ancient Property,” 11” x 8.5”, hand drawn in ink. From History of Our Live Stock Animals. New York: the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Antiquarian Press, 1959. Limited to 550 cop- Est.: $300-$500 ies. Facsimile reprint of the extremely rare 1890 Start Bid: $150 edition. 4to, 757 pages. Illustrated throughout.42238 Broadside, “Democracy States Rights Quarter-bound in leather and cloth over Camp”. One page, 14.75” x 21”, broadside, Blind stamped brand designs to the leather. Giltprinted by the State Gazette, July 1858. (Austin: stamped longhorn and lone star design to theState Gazette, 1858). Advertising for “A Grand front boards. Gilt lettering to spines. All edgesJubilee on the eve of the election“. With toning and gilt. Original mylar protective wraps. New intro- Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 95
  • 97. 42245 [The Grange]. Three Volumes of the cloth spine. Fine condition with minor staining Minutes of Texas Co-op Association, Patrons on the top edge. of Husbandry. In booklet form, containing the Est.: $200-$300 minutes of the annual meetings, the by-laws, and No Min. Bid dividend statements of the Association includ- ing: Minutes of the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Texas Co-operative Association. Jewett, Texas, July, 1882. 12mo, 38 pages, with period ads; Minutes of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Texas Co-operative Association. Dallas: Texas Farmer Steam Print, 1884. 12mo, 51 pages; and Minutes of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Annual Meetings of the Texas Co-operative Ass’n. (Belton: Savage Bros, 1898). 8vo, 27 pages. 42248 Ben K. Green. The Shield Mares. Est.: $200-$300 Austin: Encino Press, 1967. First edition, num- No Min. Bid ber 337 of 750 specially bound, hand-numbered42243 Ygnacio Garcia de Herrera Signed copies. Signed by the author on the first flyleaf.Manuscript Broadside of a Decree Issued by 8vo, 47 pages. Designed by William D. Wittliff.Jose Bernardo de Galvez Gallardo. “Vando” Original publisher’s paper simulating marble orbroadside on seal paper, 16.5” x 21”, Chihuahua, vellum over boards with titles and decorationFebruary 14, 1781. The decree issued by Galvez printed in black. A fine copy in a fine slipcase, asfrom Spain in his role as Minister of the Indies, issued.lays out specific guidelines for salaries and food Est.: $300-$500rations for all workers in New Spain includ- Start Bid: $150ing miners, ranchers and servants. Chipping atmargins, with a few spots of paper loss at folds,otherwise near fine.Est.: $250-$350No Min. Bid 42246 Grant and Wilson Republican Ticket Ballot. One page, 3” x 5.5”, [Texas], [1872]. Used in the 1872 presidential election, it includes candidates for the “State at Large,” including a vote for the capital of Texas to return to Houston. Verso features a purple, geometrical print. Uneven edges, else fine. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Est.: $100-$150 42249 J. Evetts Haley, editor. Panhandle- No Min. Bid Plains Historical Review, 1928. Canyon: The Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, 1928. Vol. 1, Number 1. 8vo, 128 pages. Signed by the edi- tor on the contents page. Original wraps bound42244 William M. Gouge. The Fiscal in blue cloth over boards with lettering giltHistory of Texas, Embracing an Account of its stamped on the front cover. Marbled endpapers.Revenues, Debts, and Currency. Philadelphia: Some toning of the pages; repairs to originalLippincott, Grambo, and Co., 1852. First edi- front wrap and contents page. Overall a near finetion. Inscribed by the author on the front free copy.endpaper “To Hon. Mr. Holmes/With the/respects Est.: $300-$500of/Wm. M. Gouge.” 8vo, xx, 327 pages. Sixteen Start Bid: $150pages of ads at the back. Appendices and index.Black, blind stamped cloth over boards featuring 42250 Two Books Signed by J. Evetts Haleythe publisher’s name; spine rebacked with letter- including: J. Evetts Haley. To the Cowboying in gilt stamp. Front board and spine detached Artists of America. Canyon [Texas]: Palo Duroat the preface, but the binding remains tight. 42247 John Graves. Goodbye to a River: A Press, 1976. Signed by the author on the titleRemnants of the previous owner’s bookplate Narrative by John Graves. Austin: The Book page. 8vo, 8 pages. Printed wrappers. Very fine.on the front pastedown. The date “Dec 7, 1896“ Club of Texas, 1989. This edition is limited to [and:] J. Evetts Haley. Erle P. Halliburton:stamped to the copyright page. Moderate ton- 550 copies and signed by the author at the end of Genius with Cement. Duncan [Oklahoma]:ing and foxing throughout. Bumped corners and the preface. 4to, 237 pages. Illustrated through- Designed and produced by Carl Hertzog, 1959.some abrasions to the boards. out with photographs by the author printed in Signed by the author on the copyright page. 8voReference: Basic Texas Books 77. duotone. Fold-out map tracing the author’s jour- (oblong), 48 pages. Illustrated with photographs ney down the Brazos River. Marbled paper over and drawn diagrams. Printed wrappers. ToningEst.: $300-$400 boards with paper title label mounted to the and slight chipping on wrappers. Else very fine.Start Bid: $150 TSHA member donation. All proceeds, includ-96 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 98. ing Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA. 42253 Two William Curry Holden Books staples. Residential and commercial telephoneReference: Lowman 111B. Signed including: William Curry Holden. numbers. Full of period advertisements. IncludesEst.: $30-$50 The Spur Ranch. Boston: The Christopher instructions on “How to Use the Dial Telephone.”No Min. Bid Publishing House, 1934. Inscribed by the author Sun Wall Paper Company ad printed on recto on the front free endpaper. First edition. 8vo, of a piece of floral wallpaper. Pencil notation 229 pages. Publisher’s binding in cloth. Slight on front cover. Evenly toned along the margins. staining on the joint, but otherwise in near fine Rear cover and spine covering are detaching condition. [and:] William Curry Holden. Rollie from staples; spine covering is gone near the bot- Burns; Or An Account Of The Ranching Industry tom exposing pages. TSHA member donation. On The South Plains. Dallas: The Southwest All proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will Press, 1932. Inscribed by the author on the front go to support TSHA. fly leaf. 8to. 243 pages. Publisher’s binding in Est.: $100-$200 green cloth with title stamped in black on front No Min. Bid board and spine. Front free endpaper is detached. Some toning on the fore edge, but near very good condition. References: Adams, Herd 1050, 1051. Howes H582, H583. Est.: $300-$400 Start Bid: $15042251 [John Wesley Hardin]. The Lifeof John Wesley Hardin, from the OriginalManuscript, as written by himself. Seguin: Smith& Moore, 1896. First edition. 8vo, 144 pages.Illustrated by Robert Jenkins Onderdonck.Printed wrappers. Soiling on the front cover; 42254 Four City of Houston Streetspotting on the interior of front and rear cover. Improvement Certificates. Each certificate isToned spine with small crack at joint. Pages are one page, 10.25” x 7”, partially printed on verso, 42256 Lajos Markos Reproduction Oilevenly toned; pages 81 through 96 are unopened Houston, October 30, 1889, issued to David Portrait of Sam Houston. 19.5” x 15.75” (sight),at the top. Small hole on page 3. Else a fine copy. Rice, two in the amount of twenty dollars and oil on canvas, framed to an overall size of 23” xTSHA member donation. All proceeds, includ- twenty-one cents and two for seven dollars and 26.75”. The work is a frontal half-length por-ing Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA. eighty-three cents, to be paid “with interest at trait of Sam Houston in old age wearing a blackReferences: Basic Texas Books 84. Graff 1780. the rate of eight per cent per annum...for Brick bow tie and jacket. Reproduction signature,Howes H188. Six-Guns 919. Sidewalk constructed on Main Street in front of his “L. Markos”, in orange in bottom right corner.Est.: $200-$300 property.” Also Series C. Street Improvement Otherwise, no marks or damage to the canvas.No Min. Bid Certificate issued by the City of Houston, 17” Frame has small hole drilled through the bottom x 14”, partially printed, Houston, October 30, center. 1890, certifying “that Jerry entitled to the Est.: $200-$300 sum of One Hundred and Thirty-One Dollars and No Min. Bid fifty-five cents...for Drainage Improvements made upon Chartres Street.” Includes five certificate 42257 Sam Houston Free Frank Signed “Free coupons on right. Stamped on verso “Paid“ by Sam Houston.” 4.75” x 1.5” with Philadelphia & the Houston Land & Trust Co. Folds, else all are Baltimore Rail Road postal stamp dated March fine. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. 3, n. y. (circa 1854). Houston was granted the Est.: $100-$150 franking privilege as a member of the United No Min. Bid States Senate from February 21, 1846, to March 3, 1859. Houston’s distinctive signature is bold. Includes an engraved portrait of Houston. Est.: $300-$500 Start Bid: $15042252 [John Wesley Hardin]. The Lifeof John Wesley Hardin, from the OriginalManuscript, as written by himself. Seguin: Smith& Moore, 1896. First edition. 8vo, 144 pages.Illustrated by Robert Jenkins Onderdonck.Printed wrappers. Mild toning on the covers,mostly near the spine. Hinge is cracked slightly.References: Basic Texas Books 84. Graff 1780.Howes H188. Six-Guns 919. 42255 Telephone Directory for the CitiesEst.: $100-$200 of Houston and Pasadena. Southwestern BellNo Min. Bid Telephone Company, August, 1928 issue. 8vo, 108 pages. Printed wrappers with hole punched through top left corner; held together with Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 97
  • 99. Cattle Industry in Texas. San Antonio: Jackson 42263 Robert A. Irion Document Signed Printing Co, 1920 & 1923. First edition. Two “R. A. Irion“ as secretary of state of the Republic 8vo volumes. 498 pages; 496 pages. Illustrated of Texas. One page, partially printed, Houston, with photographs. Index. Pictorial teal cloth September 1, 1838, certifying that “A. Briscoe... with titles stamped in black on the front board was at the time of the signing the same Chief and spine on Volume I. Pictorial green cloth Justice and ex officio Notary Public for the county with titles stamped in black on the front board of Harrisburg.” Blind stamped seal of Texas and spine on Volume II. Plastic dust jacket on Department of State at bottom left. Folds, else both. Inscribed by the original owner on front fine. Attached to a land contract that is signed pastedown of Volume I. Housed in original slip- twice by Andrew Briscoe certifying said contract case. Pages are heavily toned throughout Volume to be authentic. I and lightly toned in Volume II. Moderate wear Est.: $150-$200 on spine and bumped corner of Volume II. Very No Min. Bid good. Est.: $300-$500 Start Bid: $150 42261 Robert Hancock Hunter. Narrative of Robert Hancock Hunter, 1813-1902. From42258 [Sam Houston]. 1859 Texas his arrival in Texas, 1822, through the Battle of SanGubernatorial Ballot. One page, 7.75” x 12.25”, Jacinto, 1936. Austin: Cook Printing Co., [1936].n.d. [1859], n.p. [Palestine, Texas]. This docu- First edition. 8vo, 44 pages. Printed wrappers.ment contains four printed ballots for the im- Wrappers detached from textblock and heavilyportant 1859 Texas election which include the soiled. TSHA member donation. All proceeds,choices of either Sam Houston or H. R. Runnels including Buyer’s Premium, will go to supportfor governor and Ed Clark or F. R. Lubbock for TSHA.lieutenant governor. Folds and light staining,especially on the right edge. Left and right edges Est.: $75-$100have small chips. Very good. No Min. BidEst.: $400-$600 42262 Three Accounts of Anglo-IndianStart Bid: $200 Relations in Texas including: John Henry Brown. Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas.42259 Thomas Hughes, editor. G. T. T. Austin: L. E. Daniell, 1988. Limited to 750 cop- 42264 George Jackson. Sixty Years in Texas.Gone to Texas Letters from Our Boys. London: ies. 4to, 762 pages, in double columns. 124 plates. Dallas: Wilkinson Printing Co., [1908]. SecondMacmillan & Co., 1884. First edition. 12mo, Index. Bound in blue cloth. Title in gilt on front edition. Inscribed by the author on the firstxiii, 228 pages. Appendix. Green cloth over board and spine. Bumped corners. Very good. front flyleaf: “Presented to R B Godley/By/Georgeboards. Lettering gilt-stamped to the spine; “This is Brown’s most important book and one of Jackson the author/July 12 1910.”. 8vo, 384 pages.head and foot of spine chipped. Former owner’s the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early Illustrated. Photograph of the author as frontis-bookplate on the front free endpaper. Pages are pioneers. The information was gathered over his piece. Publisher’s original red cloth over boardslightly toned with minor, scattered foxing. Light entire fifty years in Texas, and the text was com- with illustration of a longhorn printed in blackscuffing to the boards and bumped corners. Rear pleted shortly before his death. Although he felt on the front board; other titles stamped in gilt onhinge has a one inch crack. his History of Texas was his major contribution, the front board and spine. Decorative endpapers.Reference: Basic Texas Books 98. Rader 1974. that work pales beside Indian Wars and Pioneers Boards exhibit moderate shelf wear along theRaines, p. 121. Adams, Herd 1091. Clark, New of Texas for interest, information, and reliability.” foot; bumped corners. Some separation of theSouth I:108. (Jenkins.) [and:] James T. DeShields. Border rear board which held in place by the textblockEst.: $300-$400 Wars of Texas. Tioga [Texas]: The HeraldStart Bid: $150 stitching. Some darkening on the rear board. A Company, 1912. First edition. 8vo, 400 pages. very good copy. Forty illustrations. Publisher’s original gray cloth References: Adams, Herd 1141. Howes J15. over boards. Pictorial cloth on front board. Title Est.: $200-$300 stamped in red on spine. Some soiling of the No Min. Bid front board; pages unevenly toned. [and:] John James. My Experience with Indians. Austin: 42265 [Texas Republic]. Anson Jones. Gammel’s Book Store, 1925. First edition. 12mo, Memoranda and Official Correspondence 147 pages. Twenty-two plates. Publisher’s original Relating to the Republic of Texas, its cloth with title in gilt on front board. Heavily History and Annexation. Including a brief rubbed on the boards; spine faded. Pages un- Autobiography of the Author. New York: D. evenly toned throughout. Appleton and Company, 1859. First edition. 8vo, References: Basic Texas Books 23. Howes B857. 648 pages. Brown blind stamped cloth boards Howes D277. Adams Six-guns 1153. Graff 2192. with stamped title on spine which is heavily Rader 2060. rubbed and faded. Page edges are heavily toned Est.: $300-$400 and there is extensive wear on the boards. Some Start Bid: $150 foxing on the pages. Engraved portrait frontis- piece of Jones. Reference: Howes J191. Raines, p. 129. Basic Texas Books 113. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2071.42260 J. Marvin Hunter, compiler and Est.: $300-$400editor. The Trail Drivers of Texas. Interesting Start Bid: $150sketches of Early Cowboys and their Experienceson the Range and on the Trail during the Daysthat tried Men’s Souls - True Narratives relatedby Real Cow Punchers and Men who Fathered the98 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 100. 42270 [Texas Republic]. Laws of the Republic of Texas, In Two Volumes. Houston: Printed at the Office of the Telegraph, 1838. First edition. Volume I only. 8vo, 276 pages, v. Indexed. Rebound in brown, blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering and decorative device on front board and spine; marbled endpaper. Title 42268 Lavaca Navigation Stock Certificate. page is missing. Heavily foxed throughout, some One page, 12” x 5”, on “Office Lavaca Navigation dampstaining toward the latter half. Binding is Company“ certificate, Lavaca, Texas, n.d. (circa tight. 1850). A stock certificate from an early Texas Reference: Streeter 210a. steamboat company featuring a lovely vignette Est.: $100-$200 of a side-wheeler steamboat at the center. The No Min. Bid certificate is unissued and is in the amount of $50. Some toning is present, but overall a very 42271 [Tom Lea]. Two Books Signed by Tom fine example. Lea including: Tom Lea. Western Beef Cattle, Est.: $200-$300 A Series of Eleven Paintings by Tom Lea Depicting No Min. Bid the Origin and Development of the Western Range Animal. [El Paso]: The Encino Press, [1967].42266 George W. Kendall. Narrative of an Edition limited to 850 copies, of which thisExpedition Across the Great South-Western is number 471. Inscribed by Tom Lea on half-Prairies, Texas to Santa Fe; London: David title page. Small folio. 34 pages. Illustrations.Bogue, 1845. Two 12mo volumes, xii, 432 pages; Publisher’s brown cloth, in original slipcase. Fine.viii, 436 pages. Decorated with engraved frontis- [and:] Lawrence Clark Powell. A Southwesternpieces to both volumes. Fold out map of Texas Century, A Bibliography of One Hundred Booksand northern Mexico (12” x 16.25”), “Texas of Non-Fiction About the Southwest. Van Nuys,and Part of Mexico & the United States Showing California: J. E. Reynolds, Bookseller, [1958].the Route of the First Santa Fe Expedition,” tipped First edition, one of 500 copies. Signed byinto Volume I. Green, blind stamped cloth Lawrence Clark Powell, Tom Lea, and Carlover boards with blind and gilt stamped spines. Hertzog. 8vo. 29 pages. Illustrations by Tom Lea.Previous owners’ names on endpapers of both Typography by Carl Hertzog. Binding by Wardvolumes. Both volumes covers are heavily dam- Ritchie. Publisher’s cloth and dust jacket withaged; front board and spine covering of Volume $7.50 price. Minor toning to jacket, with offset-I detached; top half of spine covering of Volume ting from backstrip. Bookplate. Else fine.II detached. Lightly toned in both. Despite thedamage to the boards, the contents are sound. Est.: $300-$500TSHA member donation. All proceeds, includ- Start Bid: $150ing Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA. 42269 [Rev. A. B. Lawrence]. A HistoryReference: Basic Texas Books 116C. Streeter of Texas, or the Emigrant’s Guide to the New1515B. Republic by a Resident Emigrant, Late FromEst.: $250-$350 the United States...With a Brief IntroductionNo Min. Bid by the Rev. A. B. Lawrence of New Orleans. New York: Nafis & Cornish, 1844. Third issue of the 1840 first edition, without the dedication leaf to Texas Vice President David Burnet. 12mo, xxii, [23]-275 pages. Frontispiece showing “City of Austin the New Capital of Texas in 1844“. Full leather binding with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Heavily worn boards and spine. Four inch crack in front joint from the top; one inch crack in rear joint from top. Crack in front hinge. 42272 Tom Lea. Old Mount Franklin. El Marbled page edges. Light to moderate foxing Paso: Tom Lea, 1968. From the 1/300 run printed at the beginning, less so toward the end. “C. A. for Lea. 8vo, unpaginated. Inscribed by the Parker/July 1844“ written on front free endpaper author on the rear free endpaper: “To Liz and42267 Mirabeau Lamar Government Bond in ink; “C. A. Parker“ also written on rear free Robert Fortune/!Christmas Cheer!” CountersignedSigned “Mirabeau B. Lamar“ as president of the endpaper. by Sara Lea. Title gilt stamped on front board.Republic of Texas. One page with ten coupons, References: Howes L154. Streeter 1361. Basic Small mark on the back board, but otherwise in9.75” x 7.5”, January 1, 1841, Austin, in the Texas Books 120B. near fine condition.amount of $100, number 533. This bond was Est.: $300-$400 References: Lowman 224.issued to Stock Commissioner Charles DeMorse, Start Bid: $150 Est.: $200-$300whose job was to fund the public debt under No Min. BidPresident Lamar. Decorated with four steelengraved vignettes including two of cattle, asteamboat bearing the Lone Star flag, and an al-legorical figure of industry. Contains several “X”cut cancellations. Mounted to a backing board.Includes an engraved portrait of Lamar.Est.: $400-$600Start Bid: $200 Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 99
  • 101. 42273 Tom Lea. The King Ranch. Boston: 42275 Tom Lea. A Grizzly From the Coral 42277 Reuben W. Ford. TopographicalLittle, Brown and Company (Carl Hertzog), Sea. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1944. First edition. Map of the City of Austin. New York: George,1957. First trade edition. First issue with “Alice” Limited to 295 copies, then the type and plates W. Averell, Lith. & Print, 1872. One printedand not “For Alice” on page 507. Signed by Lea were subsequently destroyed. Signed by Tom Lea. page, 14.75” x 20.5”, 1848. Map also lists “P. deon the half-title page of Volume I. 8vo, [1]-467; 8vo, 32 pages. Green cloth over boards. Gilt let- Cordova“ as publisher. The map illustrates the[469]-838 pages. Appendices and indexed. Maps tering to spine. Illustrated endpapers by Tom Lea. grid-like city plan with attention to street names,and drawings by Tom Lea. Original publisher’s Illustrations by Lea. Fore edge of pages uncut. block and lot numbers, rivers, creeks, publicquarter binding with brick red cloth over boards Some tearing of the dust cover, else in very good buildings and churches. With light foxing and aand tan cloth spine back. Endpapers decorated condition. few bits of paper loss. Otherwise, good condition.with a mesquite leaf pattern. Spine panels of Reference: Lowman 25B. Est.: $200-$400both volumes toned; bottom corners of Volume I Est.: $300-$500 No Min. Bidbumped. Otherwise a very good set in the mod- Start Bid: $150erately worn original slipcase.References: Lowman 45B.Est.: $300-$500Start Bid: $150 42278 U.S. Map Issued by the Commercial Herald and Market Review. Overall 35.75” x 42276 [Map]. Johnson’s New Military Map of 24”. The map is solid blue with reverse white the United States showing the Forts, Military printing on paper, featuring the early American Posts &c. with Enlarged Plans of Southern railroad system west of the Mississippi River. Harbors from Authentic Data Obtained at the Entitled, “The Southwestern Railroad System War Department Washington, Johnson and United States and Mexico Supplement to the Ward. New York: Johnson and Browning, 1861. ‘Commercial Herald & Market Review’ January Measuring 24” x 17.75” (sight) and matted to 1881. Copyrighted 1881.” Printed in the lower an overall size of 27.25” x 23.5”. This Civil War left, “Compliments of ‘Commercial Herald,’ San era map, which has been removed from a larger, Francisco, Cal.” An inset table in the lower bound atlas, shows the territorial boundaries of right gives statistics about western states and the United States and the location of military territories. “Lith. H. S. Crocker & Co., S. F.”42274 Tom Lea. Calendar of Twelve outposts throughout. Vertical fold; some slight Professionally consolidated along a centralTravelers Through the Pass of the North. El rubbing. Toned along the edges. vertical seam. Some separation exists along thePaso: Carl Hertzog, 1947. Limited edition of 100 Est.: $100-$200 smoothed folds. Minor chipping along lowercopies on all rag paper. Signed by Tom Lea on No Min. Bid edge. TSHA member donation. All proceeds,the foreword page. Publisher’s original tan cloth including Buyer’s Premium will go to supportover boards with titles printed on a paper label TSHA.mounted to the front board. A fine copy. The Est.: $250-$350jacket is just slightly toned on the spine panel. No Min. BidReference: Lowman 48A.Est.: $300-$500Start Bid: $150100 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 102. 42283 Randolph B. Marcy and George B. McClellan. Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852. Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, 1854. Second printing. 8vo, xv, 286 pages. Appendices and indexed. 64 plates, representing landscapes, geological sections, paleontology, zoology, and botany, including one hand-colored folding example; two plates appear to be missing unless plate numbering system is in error. Original blind stamped, brown cloth over boards. Gilt lettering stamped on the spine. Spine covering is chipped in places, mostly at42279 [Map]. Harris County, Texas. the head. Rear board is heavily damaged at thePhiladelphia: E. P. Nolls & Co. Map Publishers, edge, the top layer of the cloth having been1899. Measuring 25” x 19.5”, features the cit- scuffed completely off. Bumped corners. The ma-ies and settlements of Harris County, including jority of the text is very lightly toned, but therethe city of Houston. Surveyed by P. Whitty of 42281 [Map]. North America. (Philadelphia: is heavy foxing in places. Pages 147 through 158Houston. Includes abstracts which are identified H. S. Tanner, 1936). One page, 12.5” x 15” are coming loose from the stitching, but the restby name and number. Rail lines are featured in (sight), printed in color, Pennsylvania, 1836. of the textblock remains Inset of the United States and northern Illustrates Greenland, Russian America, BritishMexico. Hand colored. Folds weakened in the Territory, United States, Mexico, Yucutan, Inscribed on the front free endpaper to “Juliusmiddle causing small holes with little adverse Central America, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Cartin [?]/from Hon. Ja. T. Pratt/M. C./Feb 1855“effect to the map. Chipping to top edge, else fine. Texas, with Washington listed as the capital of in ink which has bled not only onto the versoFrom the papers of B.A. Shepherd. the latter. With some creasing, matted to an of the page, but on the recto of the first flyleaf.Est.: $300-$500 overall size of 14.5” x 17” with masking tape on James T. Pratt (1802-1887) was a former majorStart Bid: $150 the verso. general and member of Congress. Est.: $300-$500 Reference: Howes M276. Rader 2346. Sabin Start Bid: $150 44512. Basic Texas Books 135B. Est.: $300-$400 Start Bid: $15042280 [Map]. Centennial Texas Map by 42284 [Illustrious Order of the Red Cross].Cartographer Fanita Lanier. One printed on Two Freemason Demits including: Knightspaper map, 34” x 25” (sight), March 1936. The Templar Dimmit. One page, 7.5” x 9.75”, onwork features hand-tinting in both red and silver lined paper, San Felipe de Austin, Januarycolors throughout the map and its border. Lanier 25, 1877, to “Sir Knight A. P. Root whose nametrained as an artist in Texas, New York and Paris appears in the margin of the Dimmit is a Knightbefore working as a cartographer for the U.S. 42282 [Map]. 1986 Texas Sesquicentennial. Templar and was a member of San Felipe De AustinArmy Signal Corps and then the U.S. Air Force Austin: Texas Sesquicentennial Press, 1984. Commandery No. 1 in good standing. and free fromin the 1930s. After her service, she continued Measuring 23.75” x 29.75” (sight), compiled by all charges on the books and has regularly dimittedher study of art in El Paso and then made a life John Davis, drawn by Richard Alan Hubbard, and from said Commandery.” Fine. [and:] Harmonyin Dallas. This map of “The Great Kingdom calligraphed by Sharon L. Roos, this gorgeous Lodge No. 6 Dimmit. One page, 12” x 7.5”,of Texas” was likely featured at the Texas map was commissioned to celebrate the 150th partially printed, Galveston, March 5, A. L. 5877Centennial Exposition held in Dallas in 1936. anniversary of Texas. Known as the Texas [1877], granting to “Brother A. P. Root...HavingFramed to an overall size of 43.5” x 34”, the map Revolutionary Map, it depicts Texas as it was in paid all dues, and being in good regular standing...atexhibits some toning and adhesive ghosting. 1836, including the location of several colonies, his own request, do grant him this Dimmit, recom- settlements (both contemporary and modern), mending him to the fraternal regard of all regularEst.: $300-$400 battlefields, roads, and Indian tribes. Beautifully Lodges and Brethren.” Left quarter is detachedStart Bid: $150 matted in green accented by cutouts of columns, along the fold. Dimitting in Freemasonry is the a wreath, and three Lone Stars exposing under- withdrawing of a Mason from a particular lodge. lying marbling and framed to an overall size of From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. 37.25” x 43”. Est.: $150-$200 Est.: $200-$300 No Min. Bid No Min. Bid Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 101
  • 103. & Co., 1889. First edition. 12mo, 319 pages. Appendix. Green cloth with title stamped in gilt on front board and spine. Printed on pink paper with owner stamps throughout. Heavy wear on the boards and spine; pages are slightly toned. Very near fine condition. References: Howes M59. Graff 2579. Rader 2280. Adams, Six-Guns 1393. Adams, Herd 1380. Raines, p. 142. Basic Texas Books 131. Est.: $300-$400 Start Bid: $15042285 [Maximilian Affair]. Autograph LetterSigned with illegible signature. Two pages, 10” 42289 Two Accounts of Life Among thex 8”, Washington, September 9, 1865. It reads Indians including: Rev. J. J. Methvin. In thein full: “My dear Madam, I am very glad to hear Limelight, or a History of Anadarko [Caddofrom you and that you are well during this very hot 42287 Town of Menard Stock Certificate. County] and Vicinity from the Earliest My wife is at [illegible] and the last thing One page, partially printed, 7.25” x 4.25”, n.d., Oklahoma City: Walker Wilson Tyler Co., n.d.she said was not to forget to get your card de visite. number 20. “Certificate of Stock in the Town of Signed twice by the author; once on back fly leafCaptain Strong has just gone to the New York Yard Menard“ certifying that S. H. Everitt is the hold- and on tipped-in pamphlet at the front reading:and will not probably be rewarded by promotion. er for one share valued at $100, “being the Five “with compliments of the author/ JJ Methvin/1846.”The rule the secy has adopted is to give the shore duty Hundredth part of Fifty Thousand Dollars, the par First edition. 12mo, 137 pages. those who have been most constantly absent from value of said Stock consisting of Fourteen Hundred Publisher’s original green cloth binding. Somehome during the present rebellion. Your friends re- and Eight Lots, composing said Town, situated on wear on binding, but near fine condition. “Hascord is being examined to day before the secy. I regret the West bank of the Neches River, in the County of much on cattle stealing.” (Six-Guns) [and:]to inform you that [Benito] Juarez and his cabinet Liberty.” Printed by “Telegraph Press.” Heavy ton- Rev. J. J. Methvin. Andele, Or the Mexican-have arrived at El Paso and that the Republic of ing with damaged edges. Very good. Kiowa Captive: A Story of Real Life AmongMexico for the time being has ceased to exist.” Est.: $300-$500 the Indians. Louisville: Pentecostal Herald Press, Start Bid: $150 1899. First edition. 12mo. 184 pages. Illustrated.In 1861, Mexican President Benito Juárez de- Publisher’s original binding in green cloth. Titleclared a cease to all interest payments made on stamped on front board and spine in black.European debts owed by Mexico; angering Great Rubbing on bindings and some toning of the pa-Britain, Spain and France. The United States per, but near very good condition.was in the midst of the Civil War, leaving the References: Adams, Herd 1481. Adams, Six-path clear for France, under the rule of Napoleon Guns 1480. Graff 2764. Howes M562. RaderIII, to intervene and set up the puppet monarchy 2388, 2389.of Emperor Maximilian in 1864. Despite the Est.: $300-$500common goal of wanting to rid themselves of for- Start Bid: $150eign rule, the Mexican forces could not organizeand ally themselves sufficiently to accomplish 42288 Two Methodist College of Belle 42290 William W. Mills. Forty Years at Elthe task. The Second Mexican Empire lasted Plaine Handbills titled “An Appeal! Help! Paso 1858-1898. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1962.until 1867, when the emperor was executed and Help! Help!“ One page, 8.5” x 11”, Belle Plaine, Mesquite edition limited to one hundred copies,Benito Juárez was restored to the presidency. [February, 1887], asking for donations of “a few of which this is number eighty, hand-numberedEst.: $300-$500 thousand dollars...which cannot be met, and unless and signed by the editor Rex W. Strickland,Start Bid: $150 liquidated, the building will have to be sacrificed the artist Tom Lea, and printer Carl Hertzog, to meet a lien upon it.” One handbill has an ink and inscribed “for Jack Anderson“ on a special notation on the bottom right that the previous limitation page bound in front. 8vo, 212 pages. owner had given them $50. Folds, else fine. From With illustrations by Tom Lea throughout text. the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Original publisher’s olive cloth over boards with Est.: $100-$150 black cloth spine panel. Titles stamped in gilt on No Min. Bid the spine. Endpapers decorated with a mesquite leaf pattern. Top page edges dyed green. A par- ticularly nice copy, with several unopened pages, and in overall fine condition, in the original cloth slip case with paper spine label slightly sun-faded on the fore edge and with some minor soiling. Est.: $200-$300 No Min. Bid42286 H. H. McConnell. Five Years aCavalryman: or, Sketches of Regular Army Lifeon the Texas Frontier. Jacksboro: J. N. Rogers102 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 104. 42291 Z. N. Morrell. Flowers and Fruits 42297 Manuel Paredes y Arrillaga:from the Wilderness; or, Thirty-Six Years in Texas “Manifiesto de la Guarnicion de Jalisco, aand Two Winters in Honduras. Boston: Gould sus Conciudadanos.” Oversized broadside,and Lincoln, 1873. Second edition, revised. 13” x 17.5”. Guadalajara: Imprenta de Manuel12mo, xviii, 386 pages. Portrait of the author Brambila. August 8, 1841. Great content broad-as frontispiece with facsimile signature. Brown, side listing Paredes’ reasons for rebelling againstblind stamped cloth over boards. Lettering gilt Anastasio Bustamante’s government. He criti-stamped on the spine. Light scuffing on the front cizes Bustamante’s ministers, and the weaknessboard; board edges rubbed in places. Pages are of the military forces. References Texas, bordermoderately toned; binding is tight. Head and defenses, and the French: “What opposition wouldfoot of spine is chipped. Bumped corners. the government have against a clan of adventurersReference: Raines, p. 153. who invade the country; when they could only op-Est.: $300-$400 pose the French, after eight months of warning, withStart Bid: $150 a few useless canons; when for the last four years it has been repeated that we will conquer Texas; when42292 [Moseley Baker]. To the Hon. John the barbarians cross our frontiers at their pleasure...Quincy Adams, and the Other Twenty when we don’t have a single miserable boat to opposeMembers of Congress Who Addressed ‘The People the ridiculous squadron from Texas...“ On Augustof the Free States of the Union,’ Remonstrating 8, 1841 (the date of this broadside), Paredes 42295 Thomas North. Five Years in Texas;Against the Annexation of Texas to the American launched a revolt against Bustamante. Together or, What You Did Not Hear During theUnion. [Houston: Telegraph Office. 1843.] with Antonio López de Santa Anna, Paredes War From January 1861 to January 1865.7pp. 5.75” x 9”. Signed in print by John Adams forced Bustamante to leave office. Francisco A Narrative of His Travels, Experiences, and(pseudonym), October 20, 1843. The printed Javier Echeverría was elected interim president, Observations, in Texas and Mexico. Cincinnati:letter urges Congressman John Quincy Adams and three weeks later, Santa Anna became presi- Elm Street Printing Company, 1870. First edi-not to oppose the annexation of Texas. Toned dent. Paper loss in three areas; in one instance tion. 12mo, viii, 231 pages. Brown cloth overand foxed. affecting the last two lines of the text as well as boards. Gilt-stamping to spine. Blind stampedReference: Streeter 552. the listing of names of officers supporting Paredes. covers. Front cover bowed inward slightly withEst.: $250-$400 light shelfwear. Damage to head and foot of Est.: $200-$300No Min. Bid spine; bumped corners and extremities. Rear No Min. Bid42293 Robert N. Mullin. The Strange joint cracked near the top. Lightly toned withStory of Wayne Brazel. Canyon: Palo Duro scattered foxing. Pencil notation on rear freePress, 1969. Inscribed by the author and signed endpaper. TSHA member donation. All pro-by J. Evetts Haley who wrote the three-page ceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will go tointroduction. 8vo, iii, 36 pages. Illustrations. support TSHA.Imitation leather over cloth with lettering gilt Reference: Coulter 346. Howes N193. Raines,stamped on the front cover and spine. Small er- p. 158.rata slip tipped in the back. Small bump on the Est.: $200-$300bottom edge; head and foot of spine shows mild No Min. Bidwear. A very fine copy. 42296 Frederick Law Olmstead. A Journey Through Texas; or, A Saddle-Trip on theThis slim volume is a reprint from Vol. XLII of Southwestern Frontier: with a Statistical Appendix.the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review. 500 copies New York: Dix, Edwards, and Co., 1857. Firstwere printed in wraps and Carl Hertzog, though edition. Small 8vo. xxxiv, 516pp. Illustratedhe had no hand in the printing nor in the design, frontispiece. Folding map. Index. Publisher’sbound 50 copies in boards for Mullin. brown cloth with gilt spine titles. BlindstampedEst.: $200-$300 decorations to front and back boards and rul-No Min. Bid ing in blind to spine. Covers rubbed with some 42294 Pat Ireland Nixon. The Medical minor dampstaining and bubbling to front. Spine 42298 Amos Andrew Parker. Trip to the Story of Early Texas 1528-1853. Lancaster has minute tears and fraying. Shelfwear to edges West and Texas. Comprising a Journey of Eight [Pennsylvania]: Mollie Bennett Lupe Memorial and corners. A few minor pencil notations with Thousand Miles, through New-York, Michigan, Fund, 1946. This edition limited to 100 copies of occasional foxing, thumbsoiling, or staining to Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, in the which this is number 51. Signed twice by the au- edges. Mild toning to page edges and frontis- Autumn and Winter of 1834-5. Interspersed with thor; once on the limitation page and inscribed, piece. Otherwise, a very good copy of a popular Anecdotes, Incidents and Observations. Concord:“For Ouija [?] and Bob Bush. In happy recollections and important Texas title. “The most civilized of White & Fisher, 1835. First Edition. 12mo, 276 of your days in San Antonio. Pat Ireland Nixon all 19th century books on Texas, this is the most pages. Appendix. Green cloth over boards withApril 24, 1947,” on the front free endpaper. 8vo, interesting and most dependable” (Jenkins) spine label gilt-stamped with title. Engraved xv, 507 pages. Indexed. Portrait of Dr. Amos Reference: Dobie p. 48. Graff 3097. Howes O79. frontispiece and one internal plate. Previous Pollard, “Hero of the Alamo“ as frontispiece. Greene Fifty p. 45. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 157. owner has written on the third flyleaf: “Jonathan Illustrated with 28 reproduction and portrait Raines p. 159. Robinson, Jr/Exeter, N. H./Bought Jan 1838.” plates. Quarter-bound in green and cream with Est.: $300-$500 Boards are soiled; heavy foxing throughout Page title gilt stamped on spine. State of Texas featur- Start Bid: $150 117/8 has a tear toward the bottom. ing the rod of Asclepius gilt-stamped on front Reference: Graff 3184. Howes P74. Basic Texas board. Dampstaining along the bottom edge evi- Books 159A. dent on plates only. Light soiling of the boards Est.: $400-$600 and spine. Contained in a clear dust jacket. Else Start Bid: $200 a near fine copy. Reference: Basic Texas Books 153. Howes N161. Est.: $400-$500 Start Bid: $200 Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 103
  • 105. locomotive and tender at center. The certificate letterhead, Houston, January 4, 1877, certifying is unissued. Contains forty coupons. Very light a receipt received from B.A. Shepherd. From the toning around the edges; very small hole at right papers of B.A. Shepherd. edge and slight chip at top. Else, fine. Est.: $75-$100 Est.: $100-$150 No Min. Bid No Min. Bid 42302 Texas Railroad Group including: 42304 Caldwell W. Raines. A Bibliography of Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 7.75” x Texas: Being a Descriptive List of Books, Pamphlets, 9.75”, on “International & Great Northern R. R.” and Documents Relating to Texas in Print and letterhead, “Palestine Station“, June 12, 1876, Manuscript since 1536, including a Complete to B. A. Shepherd regarding the placement of Collation of the Laws; with an Introductory Essay his front fence which is “Eleven (11) feet too on the Materials of Early Texan History. Austin: far west - or on the Company’s purchase.” Folds. Gammel Book Co., 1896. First edition. Limited Fine. [and:] Autograph Letter Signed. Two to 500 copies of which this is number 500. 4to, pages, 7.75” x 9.75”, on “International & Great xvi, 268 pages. Appendices and indexed. Half- Northern R. R.” letterhead, “Palestine Station“, bound in brown cloth and leather. Four raised42299 [Port Bolivar]. Samuel D. Parr June 21, 1876, to B. A. Shepherd regarding the bands and gilt lettering on spine. ChippingDocument Signed “Samuel Parr.” One and one- placement of Shepherd’s fence and offering “3 at the head and foot of spine which is worn.half pages, 8” x 10”, Harris County, August 26, full lots 50 x 100...for $1000.” Includes a hand Bottom edge of the rear board is bumped. Boards1841, regarding the appointment of “Messers drawn map of the lots and where the fence are moderately worn. Decorative endpapers.Wynns & my call on the should be. Folds. Fine. [and:] Autograph Letter Notations in ink and pencil throughout. Soilingcommissioner general of the land office at the City Signed. One page, 8.75” x 10.75”, on “Ticket on the title page. Binding is tight. This is theof Austin and take out my patent for my head right Office Missouri Pacific Railway“ letterhead, Waco, first major bibliography of the State of Texas.surveyed on Port Bolivar.” Folds are weak with May 21, 1887, to B. A. Shepherd as president of Est.: $100-$200separations thereat. Toned around the edges. the First National Bank of Houston wanting to No Min. BidHeavy ink has bled through to verso. Remnant borrow “15000 Dollars at 8 per cent interest paidof red wax seal at bottom right. Good. semiannually Want to mortgage for the same as se-Est.: $200-$300 curity - The Pacific Hotel in this City.” Folds. Fine.No Min. Bid [and:] Receipt from “Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway Co./Texas & New 42300 [George M. Patrick]. Republic of Orleans Railroad Co.” One page, 8.5” x 5.25”, Texas Land Purchase. Three pages, 7.75” x on yellow paper, Houston, February 2, 1890, to B.10”, “County of Harrisburg,” September 22, 1838, A. Shepherd which reads in full: “Enclosed letter regarding the purchase from George M. Patrick came in my mail which came assorted & was opened“three fourths of a league of Land & one Labor a before or without noticing address on envelop [sic].” part of his head Eight and also one Labor surveyed Folds. Fine. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. for him by...S. B. Woods“ in the amount of “Ten Est.: $100-$150 Thousand the Money of the Republic No Min. Bid of Texas.” Signed by Hamlet Ferguson and wit- nessed by S. B. Woods. Folds and light foxing. 42305 [Ranching]. Application for CattleVery good. Brand. One page, 7.75” x 9.75”, ink on pa- Est.: $50-$75 per, Gonzales County, Texas, May 18, 1853. No Min. Bid Applicant “C. C. Colley“ requests “ST“ to be his branding mark. With blind embossed seal, mod- erate toning and foxing. Right edge with small tears and folds. Est.: $100-$150 42303 [Railroads]. Eber W. Cave Autograph No Min. Bid Letter Signed “E. W. Cave“ with related docu- ments. One page, 8.5” x 11”, on “Houston & 42306 [Frank Reaugh]. Three Signed Books Texas Central Railway and Branch Office“ let- on Frank Reaugh, including: J. Evetts Haley. terhead, Houston, January 10, 1884, thanking B. F. Reaugh - Man and Artist. El Paso: Carl A. Shepherd for “the kind sentiments expressed in Hertzog, 1960. Limited to 125 copies bound in your letter“ following the death of two colleagues. cloth. Signed by Haley. 8vo. 16 pages, unpagi- “The memory of our departed always nated. Illustrated. Green cloth. Previous owner’s present.” Also a Houston and Texas Central name in felt tip. [and:] Another copy. First trade Railway Receipt for goods received, 5.5 x 6.5”, edition. Illustrated blue wraps. Signed by Haley. March 26, 1890; Houston and Texas Central Shallow crease to corner of rear wrapper. [and:] Railway Transportation Bill for the transport Alice Bab Stroud and Modena Stroud Dailey. of goods and payment received, one page, 8.5” x F. Reaugh. Texas Longhorn Painter. Dallas: 5.5”, n. p. [Houston], March 26, 1890; Houston Royal Publishing Company, 1962. Edition not and Texas Central Railway Bill of Lading, one stated. Signed by both authors. 8vo. 143 pages.42301 Stock Certificate $1000 Houston & Illustrated. Publisher’s red cloth. Dust jacket with Great Northern Railroad Company of Texas. page, 8.5” x 11”, Houston, March 25, 1890, for “10 Sax cotton seed/ 1 Keg nails“; Receipt a couple of short closed tears. All generally near One page, 16.5” x 21.75”, New York, n. d. (circa fine.1892), “to pay the Bearer One Thousand Dollars Certification for Twenty Eight Texas State Bonds, one page, 5.5” x 8.25”, on “Houston and Est.: $200-$300...with interest thereon at the rate of Eight per cen- Texas Central Railway Co. Treasurer’s Office“ No Min. Bid tum per annum...until the principal sum be paid, on presentation of the annexed Coupons.” Green bor- der surrounding a handsome vignette of steam104 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 106. York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1922. First edi- tion. 8vo, xiv, 353 pages. Publisher’s binding in red cloth over boards; gilt stamped on the front board. Spine is faded; some scuffing to the boards with mild toning evident on the pages. Else good. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpa- per to “Col. George William Burleigh,” dated April, 1922. Attached under the inscription is a photo of a young boy in velvet suit, striped stockings, 42311 [Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo]. and boots.42307 [Reform War]. Autograph Letter de- Set of Five Official’s Badges. The first pin, Est.: $100-$200tailing the Unrest unfolding in Mexico during dated 1967, measures 1.75” x 1.75”, and features No Min. Bidthe War of Reform. Two pages, 8” x 10”, “United rodeo events under the Astrodome with “Official“States Consulate,” Tampico [Mexico], 1858. The engraved below; the second is dated 1968, mea-letter is addressed to “Mr. Savage,” the U. S. sures 2.25” x 1.25”, and features the AstrodomeConsul to Havana from “Mr. C“ (most likely above a the head of a cow at left and a horse atFranklin Chase, the U. S. Consul to Tampico, right with “Official“ engraved below; the third isMexico). It reads, in part: “Since the departure of dated 1969, measures 2” x 1.5”, and features thethe last English steamer the political aspect of affairs Astrodome above the head of a cow at left and ain the interior have undergone a material change. horse at right with “Official“ engraved below; theMiramon [General Miguel Miramón] is now in fourth is dated 1970, measures 2” x 1.25”, andpozezion [sic] of San Luis Potosi...” Aside from features the word “Houston“ with the “H“ wear-three fold creases, this document is in very fine ing a cowboy hat and boots; the fifth is datedcondition. 1971, measures 2” x 1.25”, and features a bird’sEst.: $200-$300 eye view of the Astrodome.No Min. Bid Est.: $300-$500 Start Bid: $15042308 Captain Mayne Reid. Wild Life; or,Adventures on the Frontier. A Tale of the EarlyDays of the Texan Republic. New York: Robert M.DeWitt, Publisher, [1856]. First Edition. 12mo,iv, 408 pages. Illustrated with eight plates by en- 42314 [Rutersville College]. Answer ofgraved by N. Orr. Bound in green, blind stamped Rutersville College, (Now the Texas Monumentcloth over boards. “Chas. W. Richard“ written on and Military Institute), to the Claim Set Upfront free endpaper. TSHA member donation. to the College Lots and Buildings, by the TexasAll proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church,go to support TSHA. South, at Its Meeting at Waco, Texas, in December,Est.: $30-$50 1857. Galveston: Printed at the News Book andNo Min. Bid 42312 [Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo]. Job Office for the Board of Trustees, 1858. First42309 John M. Richardson. Confederate Set of Two Official’s Badges. The first pin, edition. 8vo. Slim pamphlet. 16 pages. GrayRe-Union Song. Lee Was Right Comrades True. dated 1967, measures 1.75” x 1.75”, and features printed wrappers. One leaf unopened. A fewDangerfield [Texas]: News, Job Print, n. d. Four rodeo events under the Astrodome with “Official“ creases to corners. Minor spotting. Very pamphlet containing sheet music and lyr- engraved below. The second, dated 1969, mea- Rutersville College, near La Grange, was the firstics. “Dedicated to all true ex-Confederate soldiers sures 2” x 1.5”, and features the Astrodome chartered Protestant college in Texas; it openedand their decendants [sic].” Red printed wrappers. above the head of a cow at left and a horse at in 1840 and admitted male and female students.Toned; bottom left corner missing throughout. right with “Official“ engraved below. “Star Eng./ Scarce. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Houston,Tex“ backmarks. Reference: Winkler 1053a.Est.: $100-$150No Min. Bid Est.: $100-$150 Est.: $300-$500 No Min. Bid Start Bid: $15042310 James L. Rock and W. I. Smith.Southern and Western Texas Guide for 1878. 42315 Nemesio Salcedo y SalcedoSt. Louis: A. H. Granger, 1878. 8vo, 282 pages. Manuscript Broadside Signed. “Vando” broad-Indexed. Engraved portrait of Col. Thomas W. side, 17” x 23.5”, made up of two sheets of sealPeirce with facsimile signature as frontispiece. paper, issued in Chihuahua on June 28, 1811.Illustrated with thirty-five engravings. Lacking The broadside announces a decree issued in thethe fold out map. Green cloth over boards with absence of King Ferdinand VII on December 3,gilt lettering and lone star on front and spine. 1810 regarding the court system and treatmentCracked rear joint causing spine covering and of all subjects thereat. At the time of this de-rear board to detach. Bumped corners and cree, Ferdinand VII was not in fact the reigningextremities. Heavy wear on boards. Scattered monarch having abdicated his throne in 1808.pencil notations. Water damage at lower right He would not become King of Spain again untilthroughout. 1813. A few spots of paper loss at center folds, af-Reference: Adams, Herd 1927. Bradford 4687. fecting three words; otherwise near fine. SalcedoEberstadt, Texas 162:690. Howes R389. signs in the bottom margin adding his paraph.Est.: $300-$400 Est.: $250-$350Start Bid: $150 No Min. Bid 42313 Philip Ashton Rollins. The Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part in the Development of the West. New Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 105
  • 107. of weapons, spurs, chaps, badges, and portraits of the men beginning with Ben McCullough and ending with Wilson E. Speir. Est.: $400-$500 Start Bid: $200 42320 [George Sergeant, Jr.]. George Sergeant, Jr.: An Oral History Interview Conducted by Alan Mason on November 11, 1980. Dallas and Commerce: East Texas State University and Dallas Public Library, 1983. First edition produced in connection with the Dallas Mayors Oral History and Records Project. 8vo. 52 pp., printed on the recto only. Original black42316 Pueblo San Juan del Rio Spanish 42318 [Circular and Pamphlet: Support simulated leather over boards. Titles stamped inColonial Manuscript. Ten pages on Ferdinand of Schools]. Treasurer and ex-officio gilt on the front board and spine. Covers a bitVI sealed paper, 8.5” x 12”, San Juan del Rio, Superintendent of schools. An Act Providing soiled. Contents with scattered light foxing andDecember 16, 1750. A legal filing of a case be- for the Support of Schools, or as much thereof ultra-light toning to the edges of the pages. Verytween Gabriel Romo Presv. and Francisco Xavier as is in Force, Approved August 29th, 1856. good condition.Vines y Vertas, owners of adjoining haciendas, Also, an Act Supplementary to and Amendatory Est.: $200-$400regarding disputes over boundaries and damages of an Act to Provide for the Support of Schools, No Min. Bidincurred. Lightly toned with a few spots of worm- Approved February 5th, 1858. With Instructionshole and heavy dampstaining at top and bottom and Forms for the Use of School Officers. Austin:not affecting the text. John Marshall & Co., State Gazette BookEst.: $300-$500 Office, 1858. 8vo. 23 pp. Wrappers. SomeStart Bid: $150 rubbing, indentation, and minor loss to from cover; rear cover missing. Light folding or rub- bing to corners. Some light pencil notation throughout. Light toning and foxing. Very good. [and:] [James H. Raymond, Treasurer and Ex-Officio of Superintendent of Schools] Circular. Treasurer’s Office, Austin, October 2nd, 1857. To the Honorable Chief Justices and County Courts... [together with:] [James Willie, Attorney General] Opinion of Attorney General. Attorney-General’s Office, Austin, September 21st. [Austin], 1857. 4to. 3 pp. Single folded sheet with multiple fold lines. A few spots of browning and with minor pencil notations. 42321 [Republic of Texas]. David Shelby Otherwise, near fine. From the papers of B.A. Promissory Note Signed Thrice “David Shelby.” Shepherd. One page, 8” x 9.75”, n. p, n. d. (filed May 19, Reference: Winkler, 1846-1860, 1104. 1838). In the note, Shelby is “binding” himself to Est.: $200-$300 “William Stiles in the penal sum of one thousand dol- No Min. Bid lars current money of the Mexican nation.” Water42317 Harold Schoen, compiler. Monuments damage along the right edge that has caused theErected by the State of Texas to Commemorate ink to fade somewhat. There are several smallthe Centenary of Texas Independence. The holes which has caused some loss of text. AllReport of the Commission of Control for Texas holes have been prepared, one of which hasCentennial Celebrations. Austin: Commission caused staining in the middle of the document.of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, Folds; remnant of was seal on the verso. Good.1938. First edition. 4to, 214 pages. Book number Est.: $200-$3001225, no limitation listed. Illustrated with pho- No Min. Bidtographs. Indexed. Blue imitation leather over 42322 [Slavery]. Slave Tax Receipt. Oneboards with embossed gilt on front. Fading to page, partially printed, 7.25” x 4.5”, Houston,spine and minor soiling to front board. Bumping 42319 [Texas Rangers]. Chas. Schreiner III, October 1, 1853. Receipt for the amount ofat the extremities and one bumped corner. Very Audrey Schreiner, et al., compilers. A Pictorial twelve dollars and seventy-two cents for prop-good. History of the Texas Rangers. “That Special erty in Houston purchased by Archibald WynnsEst.: $200-$300 Breed of Men.” [Mountain Home: Y-O Press, including: “40 acres...7 negroes - Wagon & oxenNo Min. Bid 1969]. First edition. 4to. 267 pp. Profusely il- Carriage & two Horses 20 head Cattle.” Toning on lustrated. First edition. Signed by thirty-seven the margins; folds. Very good. Texas Rangers of Companies “A,” “B,” and Est.: $100-$150 “C.” Full brown cloth with gilt titles to and No Min. Bid decoration to front. Dust jacket has some light toning, folding, and chipping to extremities with two minor holes. Covers very lightly rubbed. Buckram endpapers. Ownership stamp to prelim- inary. Page edges very lightly toned. Otherwise, a near fine copy. Profusely illustrated with pictures106 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 108. tographic plates including frontispiece. First two F. Johnson, Act’g Sec’y of State.” The Treaties pages are detaching from a cracked hinge. Spine of Velasco, which ended the Texas Revolution, is faded and light scuffing and small ink blot to were signed two weeks prior to the writing of this the front board. Head and foot of spine chipped letter. Both letters are 1851 reprints on one piece and frayed. Bumped corners. Some foxing found of blue paper, folded in the middle. Fold creases on the first pages, but the remainder are only are present with some chipping along the edges. slightly toned. Very fine. Reference: Jenkins 189. Bradford 5116. Clark III Est.: $300-$500 105. Graff 3872. Howes S726. Rader 2948. Sabin Start Bid: $150 85099. Streeter 187. Dobie p. 52, Greene 15. 42327 Republic of Texas $100 Stock Est.: $400-$600 Certificate. One page, partly printed, 10” x Start Bid: $200 7.5”, Austin, June 15, 1840, issued to A. A. M. Jackson with ten coupons attached. Signed by Stock Commissioner Charles DeMorse, whose job was to fund the public debt under President Mirabeau B. Lamar, and countersigned by the comptroller, James B. Shaw. Contains several “X” cut cancellations and ten coupons, each signed42323 Statement of Judge C. W. Buckley’s by DeMorse. Chipping along the top edge. VeryTestimony, in the case of Smith vs. Hadley, et, to the People of Texas. Galveston: Printed Est.: $300-$400at the News Book and Job Office, 1858. 8vo. 14 Start Bid: $150pp. Unbound folded leaves, last few unopened.Some edgewear, light folds, and small tears tocovers and pages. Light toning and foxing withsome staining and occasional thumbsoiling. .Addressed to B. A. Shepherd Esq., Houston, TXon rear with Benjamin Franklin one-cent stamp.Otherwise, very good. Scarce. From the papers ofB.A. Shepherd. 42326 [Texas Revolution]. Two LettersEst.: $200-$300 Regarding Aid Given to the TexasNo Min. Bid Independence Movement Reprinted as a Circular in 1851 including: Samuel St. John42324 Ashbel Smith. Reminiscences of the Typed Letter Unsigned. One page, 8” x 10”,Texas Republic. Annual Address Delivered Before Mobile, February 22, 1836, the birthday ofthe Historical Society of Galveston, December 15, George Washington, addressed to “His Excellency,1875. Galveston: Historical Society of Galveston, Henry Smith, Governor of Texas.” It reads in1876. 8vo, xvi, 82 pages. Original printed wrap- part: “Sir: -On this memorable day, dear to thepers. Light to moderate toning of pages. Toned heart of every American, who would venerate thewraps; spine covering missing at the head and memory of the ‘Father of his Country,’ I wouldfoot. A near fine copy. beg leave to offer to the People of Texas, a dona-References: Basic Texas Books 186. Howes A574. tion of Five Thousand Dollars, to aid them in their 42328 Captain Henry W. Strong. MyRaines, p. 190. Sabin 82341. struggle for Liberty - a struggle to free them from Frontier Days & Indian Fights on the PlainsEst.: $50-$75 the shackle of usurpation and lawless Tyranny.” He of Texas. [n.p.], [n.d., circa 1926]. Believed to beNo Min. Bid then exclaims the wonders of Texas and offers the first edition. 8vo, 122 pages. Illustrated with encouragement to the emerging cotton business. one black and white plate photograph. Green The Mexican Army would arrive at the Alamo printed wraps. Dampstaining at the bottom edge the next day. On March 2, eight days after the and fore edge of pages. Rear wrap spotted and writing of this letter, the Texas Declaration of chipped. TSHA member donation. All proceeds, Independence would be signed and the Republic including Buyer’s Premium, will go to support of Texas proclaimed. [and:] William H. Jack TSHA. Typed Response Letter as Secretary of State. Est.: $100-$150 One page, 8” x 10”, Velasco, June 1, 1836, to No Min. Bid Samuel St. John, Jr. It reads in part: “I am in- structed by the President [David G. Burnet] and Cabinet of the Government of Texas, to say to you, that we have viewed your conduct with pleasure, and are impressed with a sense of the liveliest gratitude, for the repeated evidences of disinterested liberality, which our Country has received at your hands...But for the frequent, and well timed is scarcely probable that we could have sustained the war up to this period; and Texas the finest portion of the42325 Noah Smithwick. The Evolution of continent, might now have been, what Santa Anna,a State or Recollections of Old Texas Days. had threatened to make it, ‘a Howling Wilderness.’“Compiled by his Daughter Nanna Smithwick At the bottom is written: “I hereby certify thatDonaldson. Austin: Gammel Book Company. the above and foregoing is a true and correct copy,[1900]. First Edition. 8vo, 354 pages. Red cloth of a letter, as taken from the records of this office.with black decorative imprint on cover; black Given under my hand and official seal, at the Citylettering on spine. Three illustrations, four pho- of Austin, the 24th day of June, A. A. 1851. James Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 107
  • 109. are heavily stained. Fine. TSHA member dona- tion. All proceeds, including Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA. Est.: $100-$150 No Min. Bid 42331 Five North Central Texas Histories including: Young County Historical Survey Committee. Graham Centennial History, Graham, Texas 1872-1972. 100 Years of Progress from Salt Works to Space Age. Wichita Falls: Nortex Offset Publications, Inc., 1972. First edition. 4to, eighty-six pages, in double col- umns. Illustrated throughout with photographs and a map of Graham. Publisher’s original red cloth over boards. Title on the front cover in black with illustration. Tightly bound. [and:] Hamilton County Historical Commission. A History of Hamilton County Texas. Dallas:42329 Bella French Swisher, editor. The Taylor Publishing Company, 1979. First edition. 42332 Two Books of Early Texas HistoryAmerican Sketch Book. A Collection of 4to, 388 pages, in triple columns. Appendix. including: A. J. Sowell. Rangers and theHistorical Incidents with Descriptions of Illustrated throughout with photographs and a Pioneers of Texas with a Concise Account ofCorresponding Localities. Volume IV. Austin: map of Hamilton County. Front and rear endpa- the Early Settlements, Hardships, Massacres,Sketch Book Publishing House, 1879. 8vo, 382 pers feature pen and ink drawings by artist Joan Battles and Wars by Which Texas Waspages. Engraving of the city of Austin as seen Crumrine, who also designed the logo on the Rescued From the Rule of the Savage andfrom the “Deaf and Dumb Asylum“ as frontispiece. front cover. Publisher’s red leather over boards. Consecrated to the Empire of Civilization. NewHalf-bound in brown cloth and leather over Gold embossed “Hamilton County Historical York: Argosy-Antiquarian, Ltd., 1964. Secondboards. Gilt lettering stamped on the spine with Commission“ emblem on front cover and title on edition limited to 750 copies. 8vo, 411 pages.four raised bands. Boards are heavily worn with the spine, also embossed, in gilt. Slight rubbing Illustrated. Facsimile reprint of the original 1884some water damage on the front board. Bumped at the top spine edge. [and:] Rosalie Gregg, edi- edition. Original binding in black cloth withcorners. Front hinge is cracked resulting in the tor. Wise County History, a Link with the Past. lettering gilt-stamped on spine. Fine condi-separation of the first few pages (up to page 5) Wichita Falls: Nortex Press, 1975. First edition, tion. [and:] J. Marvin Hunter, compiler andfrom the binding; the spine cover is detaching volume 1. 8vo, 515 pages, in double columns. editor. The Trail Drivers of Texas. New York:at the bottom. Board edges are frayed in places. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. Front Agrosy-Antiquarian Ltd., 1963. Second editionPages are toned with scattered foxing. Page 146 endpapers feature a map of Wise County with revised limited to 750 copies. New introduc-has been repaired and is wrinkling; bottom cor- ink notations in red and black. Corresponding tion by Harry Sinclair Drago. Two 8vo volumes,ner of page 105/6 is torn off. Pencil notations on pages also have ink notations. Green cloth 1070 pages inclusive of both volumes. Illustrated.the table of contents. over boards. Title giltstamped on front board Indexed. Facsimile reprint of the original 1920Reference: Bradford 1786 and spine. Front board lightly scuffed. [and:] edition. Bound in tan cloth with longhornEst.: $400-$600 Thomas F. Horton. History of Jack County. stamped into the front boards. Top edges dyedStart Bid: $200 Being Accounts of Pioneer Times, Excerpts brown. Slipcase. Minor staining on vol. 1 spine, from County Court Records, Indian Stories, but otherwise a fine edition. Biographical Sketches, and Interesting Events. References: Howes S801. Adams, Herd 1103. Originally published in Jacksboro, Texas, by Adams, Six-Guns 1094. Basic Texas Books 99, Gazette Print in 1933, this centennial edition 192B. Graff 2020. was printed in 1975, publisher unknown. 8vo, Est.: $200-$300 No Min. Bid42330 Five Texas Printings including: Minnie 154 pages. Illustrated with twelve photographs.G. Dill. Footprints of Texas History. Austin: Red cloth over boards with title giltstampedVon Boeckmann-Jones Co., 1916. Sixth edi- on front and spine. [and:] History of Spanishtion. 16mo, 113 pages. Illustrated. Printed wrap- Fort, Texas. Saint Jo [Texas]: S. J. T. Printers,pers. Wrappers are damaged. Very good. [and:] 1988. First edition. 8vo, 237 pages. PhotographsHomer Stephen. The Frontier Postmasters. throughout. Publisher’s original blue cloth onDublin [Texas]: The Dublin Progress, 1952. First boards with title giltstamped on front and spine.edition. 12mo, 102 pages. Illustrated with pho- The Seal of the State of Texas also giltstampedtographs. Printed wrappers. Dampstaining on on the front.front and rear covers, else fine. [and:] John H. Est.: $300-$400Jenkins. Honest Bob and the Texas Congress. Start Bid: $150A Christmas Gift for Texas, 1838. Austin: ThePemberton Press, [n. d. (circa 1964)]. 8vo, 12pages. Green wrappers with title label on frontcover. Fine. [and:] Tom Lea. Bullfight Manualfor Spectators. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1957. 8vo,24 pages. Beautifully illustrated. Printed wrappers.Light soiling near the spine. Fine. [and:] X[avier]B. Debray. A Sketch of the History of Debray’s(26th) Regiment of Texas Cavalry. Pasadena 42333 Journal or Minutes of the[Texas]: The Abbotsford Publishing Co., [n. d. Constitutional Convention: Held in the City(circa 1964)]. Reprint of the original 1884 edi- of Austin, Texas, Feb. 7 1866. 8vo, 384 pages.tion. 8vo, 26 pages. Fold-out map of south Texas Original black cloth binding and black leatherand Louisiana. Printed cloth over boards. Boards spine. Endpapers are marbled and hinges are re- inforced. Title is in gilt lettering on the front; the108 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 110. spine and back board also exhibit gilt decoration. the imperial crown to Maximilian, he had alreadyPages are generally toned and foxed. Despite determined that the armies and navies of Francedamage to the first page, the book is in near very should assist the Southern States to accomplish theirgood condition. independence...A few days ago the Confederacy wasEst.: $200-$300 at its most desperate strait; to-day, its star is at itsNo Min. Bid zenith...The South has the game in her own hands, and is mistress of the situation.” Lee would surren- der to Grant one month later. Unevenly toned. Weak folds, detached in places. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd. Est.: $150-$200 No Min. Bid 42336 Richard West Customs House Document Signed. One page, 21.5” x 16.25”, in ink and pencil, Port Lavaca, April 30, 1845, for “account current with Custom House District of Calhoun for Quarter Ending 30 April 1845.” Includes dollar amounts for duties secured dur- 42338 [Texas Legislature]. Biennial Report ing the previous and current quarters, amounts of the Comptroller of Texas, for the Fiscal paid on secured duties, amounts left unpaid, and Years 1858-’59. Published by Order of the Seventh payments for “Fees Permits & Blanks,“ amounts Legislature. Austin: John Marshall & Co., 1859. collected that would be placed in the Texas 8vo. 165 pp. Sewn wrappers. Some light folding Treasury. Attested to and signed by Richard West or turning to corners. Small tear to the fore-edge as “Dept Collector at Port Lavaca.” Scattered fox- for the first 35 pp., not affecting text. Moderate42334 [Civil War]. The Tri-Weekly ing with slight toning. Weakened horizontal fold foxing throughout. Otherwise, a very good copyTelegraph. Vol. XXVIII, No. 146, Whole No. with separations at edges. Very good. of a scarce item. From the papers of B.A. Shepherd.3643, two pages, 12” x 18”, Houston, February Est.: $200-$30020, 1863. Features a satirical, larger-than-life bio- Est.: $300-$400 No Min. Bidgraphical sketch of Stonewall Jackson, reprinted Start Bid: $150from a New York paper. Also features a letter tothe paper by Lt. Gen. L. V. Snooks concerninghis role in the Battle of Galveston where hewrites: “I have noticed quite a number of commu-nications in your paper, relative to the ‘gallantry’ ofcertain individuals and certain corps therein engaged.I have waited, patiently, to see if some of your corre-spondents would have the manhood to do me justicein your columns, by recording my achievements onthe morning of the 1st, but, so far, have been disap-pointed.” Uneven toning. Folds weakened. Fromthe papers of B.A. Shepherd.Est.: $150-$200No Min. Bid 42337 [Texas Cotton Office] and [W. J. Hutchins, Lt. Col., Chief Texas Cotton Office]. 42339 [Texas Legislature]. Report of the Houston, Texas, Nov. 20th, 1864. To the State Engineer in Relation to River and Senators and Representatives in Congress, Bay Improvements. Printed by order of the from the State of Texas:... [Houston: “News” Legislature of the State of Texas. Austin: Printed print, 1864]. 8vo. 19 pp. Sewn wrappers. Some by John Marshall & Co., State Printers, 1857. light toning and occasional foxing. A few minor First edition. 8vo. Pamphlet. 18 pages. Printed folds or loss at corners with minor tear at page self-wrappers. Pages splitting along spine. Foxing edges. “B. A. Shepherd” written in pencil on throughout. Pamphlet has been folded in half front cover, with an correction in ink on p. 3 vertically, with light crease running the length of and handwritten notes at “Ordinance Stores” the booklet; a few other shallow folds or creases. heading on p. 13, noting: “The quantities are Generally very good. Scarce. From the papers of omitted for obvious reasons[.] Enough has been B.A. Shepherd. procured for all purposes[.]” An account of the Reference: Winkler 965. sale of Texas cotton that financed the Army of Est.: $300-$40042335 [Civil War]. Texas Christian Advocate the Confederate States of America. From the pa- Start Bid: $150Newspaper. Vol. III, No. 25, Whole No. 649, pers of B.A. Shepherd.two pages, 19” x 25.5”, Houston, March 2, 1865. Est.: $250-$350Features an article on the front page titled “A No Min. BidForeign War Inevitable“ in which the paperboldly proclaims: “Sonora, Sinaloa, and otherNorthern States of Mexico...have passed underthe dominion of the French Empire. Napoleon isthe arch intriguer of the world. When he offered Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 109
  • 111. 42342 Mirabeau B. Lamar Engraved Church.” Period ads in the rear. Moderately foxed Republic of Texas Fifty Dollar Note. 7.25” x and unevenly toned; hole from ink writing in the 3”, Austin, July 12, 1839. This $50 redback is upper right corner of page one. Chipped edges. chipped along the right edge with foxing running Weakened folds with separations in places. From vertically in the middle. Several “X” cut cancel- the papers of B.A. Shepherd. lations. Features two vignettes and an engraved Est.: $150-$200 portrait of Stephen F. Austin. Very good. No Min. Bid Est.: $150-$200 No Min. Bid42340 [State of Texas]. General Laws of theExtra Session of the Ninth Legislature of theState of Texas. Published by Authority. Austin:Printed at the Office of the Texas Almanac,1863. First edition. 8vo. 42 pages (lacking oneleaf containing final page of index and a blank).Original printed sewn wrappers. Some chippingto top edge of front wrapper. Occasional minor 42345 [Leonidas Polk and Stephen Elliott].foxing. Ben Shepherd’s name and “Richmond, Address of the Commissioners for Raising theVirginia” doodle in ink on front cover. Generally 42343 [Newspaper]. The Texas Republican. Endowment of the University of the South.very good. Scarce. With much regarding the Vol. XVII, No. 8, four pages, 18” x 23”, Marshall, New Orleans: B. M. Norman, 1859. First edition.ongoing Civil War, including a lengthy act “to October 20, 1865. Features a letter from former 8vo. Slim pamphlet. 16 pages. Cream printedprovide against the hostile invasion of the State Confederate postmaster general John H. Reagan wrappers. Mild wear to corners, shallow foldsof Texas by persons of color.” From the papers of from prison in Fort Warren, Boston, addressed throughout, offsetting to rear wrapper. PamphletB.A. Shepherd. to the “People of Texas“ urging them to “recog- has been folded in half vertically, with lightReferences: Parrish & Willingham 4182. nize the supreme authority of the Government of crease running the length of the booklet. TwoWinkler 976. the United States“ and to “recognize the abolition corrections to text in ink. Very good. Scarce.Est.: $300-$500 of slavery, the right of those who have been slaves.” Fundraising circular in which it is asserted thatStart Bid: $150 Period ads in the rear. Toned with some scattered “the world is trying hard to persuade us that a foxing. Chipped and creased edges. Weakened42341 [Texas State Government]. Texas slaveholding people cannot be a people of high folds detaching in places. From the papers of B.A.Legislative Manual. Forty-seventh Legislature, moral and intellectual culture.” Contributions Shepherd.containing Constitution of Texas, Rules of the to the not-yet-constructed university, now com- Est.: $150-$200 monly known as Sewanee, would, therefore, be aHouse of Representatives, Rules of the Senate, and No Min. Bid vindication of Southern society. The appeal wasJoint Rules of the Two Houses... [Austin: TheState of Texas, 1941]. Forty-seventh Legislature successful, and the university’s cornerstone wasedition. Representative Woodrow Wilson Bean’s laid the following year. From the papers of B.A.copy, with his name and district information Shepherd.presumably written in his own hand. Large 8vo. Est.: $300-$400505 pp. Bound in full red leatherette with gilt Start Bid: $150titles, state seal, and ownership name to front. 42346 Lufkin, Texas. Wanted Poster titledCovers well worn and rubbed with some light “Look Out For Them.” One page, 8” x 12”,folding, threading, and abrading to bumped Lufkin, n. d. (circa 1901). Broadside featuringcorners. Pages lightly toned with some mildew- the description and crimes of nine criminalsing to rear pastedown and light dampstaining to wanted for crimes including bigamy, rape, em-rear pages. Otherwise, generally a very good copy. bezzlement, and murder. One criminal, CharleyThis manual is purportedly from the first and Grant, is described as looking “like a green, coun-only term served by the fifth cousin of Judge Roy try boy.” Also gives reward amounts ranging fromBean, before he left the legislature to join the $10 to $150. Issued from the Sheriff R. V. WattsMarines and fight in World War II. of Angelina County. Toned at the top and rightReference: Texas State Historical Association, margin, else fine.Handbook of Texas online. Est.: $75-$100Est.: $100-$150No Min. Bid 42344 [Newspaper]. Texas Wesleyan Banner. No Min. Bid Vol. II, No. 13, Whole No. 65, four pages, 18.25” x 24.75”, Houston, July 10, 1850. Featured ar- ticles include “Propagandism in Rome“ showing the measures taken by the Pope in Rome against “handbills...recently published and distributed, which are rapidly imbuing the whole mass of the Italian people with sentiments of political and religious liberty“ and a “Report of the Delegate Appointed to Attend the General Conference of the M. E.110 To view full descriptions, enlargeable images and bid online, visit
  • 112. Dampstaining on the lower corner; same corner fine copy in a fine dust jacket and with the origi- damaged through page 16. Toned throughout. nal matching slipcase, as issued. TSHA member donation. All proceeds, includ- Est.: $300-$500 ing Buyer’s Premium, will go to support TSHA. Start Bid: $150 Reference: Coulter, Travels in the Confederate States 469. Howes W278. Nevins, Civil War 42351 [Archibald Wynns]. Four Republic of Books I:176. Parrish, Civil War Texana 103. Texas Documents including: Archibald Wynns Est.: $300-$500 Money Receipt Signed “A. Wynns.” One page, Start Bid: $150 8” x 3.25”, n. p., October 31, 1846, regarding the transfer of $75 to G. M. Miles. Very good. 42349 The Texas Indian Papers in five [and:] Receipt for Land Purchase. One page, 8” volumes: Dorman H. Winfrey. Texas Indian x 5.25”, Houston, Texas, August 4, n. y. (circa Papers 1825-1843. Austin: Texas State Library, 1845). Receipt for $500 for the “purchase of 1959. First edition. 8vo, 298 pages. Indexed. lands“ on the estate of A. M. Berry. Very good. Black cloth on boards with gilt lettering. Fraying [and:] Alexander Ewing Land Deed Signed “A. at the head of spine with mild wear to boards; Ewing.” Two pages, 7.5” x 12.5”, Harris County rear board bows out slightly. Good. [and:] [Texas], November 29, 1845, granting Archibald Dorman H. Winfrey. Texas Indian Papers Wynns for the sum of $500 land “lying, being, 1844-1845. Austin: Texas State Library, 1960. and situated in the City of Houston.” Alexander 42347 Walter Prescott Webb. The Great First edition. 8vo, 453 pages. Indexed. Illustrated. Ewing was a prominent doctor in Houston Plains. Boston: Ginn and Company, [1931]. First Black cloth on boards with gilt lettering. Some who had served as surgeon general of the Texas edition, first issue. 8vo, xv, 525 pages. Illustrated. fraying at head of spine; light wear to boards. army and treated Sam Houston’s wounds after Error on page ten, where “poor” is misprinted Very good. [and:] Dorman H. Winfrey. Texas the Battle of San Jacinto. Main vertical fold is“poo.” Original publisher’s navy blue cloth over Indian Papers 1846-1859. Austin: Texas tearing to the middle of the page and moderate boards with titles and buffalo herd vignette blind State Library, 1960. 8vo, 373 pages. Indexed. toning. Other folds are weakened and begin- stamped in silver. Minor fraying along the bot- Illustrated. Black cloth on boards with gilt letter- ning to separate. Else good. [and:] George W. tom edge; contents toned and the dust jacket ing. Light wear to spine and boards. Very good. Lang Power of Attorney Signed. Two pages, shows some wear and some chipping, especially [and:] James M. Day and Dorman Winfrey. 8” x 12.25”, n. p, July 24, 1837, appointing on the head and foot of the spine. Otherwise the Texas Indian Papers 1860-1916. Austin: “Thomas Jones Handeman of Texas“ as his lawful book is in very good condition. Texas State Library, 1961. First edition. 8vo, attorney charged with securing his claim to “six Reference: Basic Texas Books 212. Adams, Herd 495 pages. Indexed. Illustrated. Fold out fac- hundred and forty acres of land“ in exchange for 2455. Rader 3594. Reese, Six Score 111. Howes simile of “Consolidated Report of Depredations by his military service to the Republic. Lang wasW193. Indians, 1865-1879.” Black cloth on boards with a “citizen of Texas, and a private in Capt. Irwin’s Est.: $200-$300 gilt lettering. Fine. [and:] Dorman H. Winfrey, Company A. 1st regiment of infantry“ who was on No Min. Bid editor. The Indian Papers of Texas and the furlough in Tennessee and trying to get back to Southwest, 1825-1916. Volume V. Austin: The Texas. Blind embossed paper seal of Williamson Pemberton Press, 1966. First edition. 8vo, 412 County Tennessee attached. Moderately foxed pages. Indexed. Yellow cloth over boards; let- with weakened folds separating near the bottom. tering gilt-stamped on spine. From the preface: Small ink stain in the lower half that does not “This additional volume of the Indian Papers of Texas affect the legibility of the text. Very good. in no way conflicts with the plan of the earlier four Est.: $200-$300 volumes; rather it is intended as a supplement.” Mild No Min. Bid soiling on the boards; lightly bumped corners. Very good. The Texas Indian Papers was the printing, in four volumes, of the file located in the Texas State Archives known as “Indian Papers.” Est.: $100-$200 No Min. Bid End of Auction42348 [Civil War]. John C. West. A Texanin Search of a Fight. Being the Diary and Lettersof a Private Soldier in Hood’s Texas Brigade. Waco:Press of J. S. Hill & Co., 1901. Inscribed by theauthor on the preface. First edition. 12mo, 189pages. Prospectus with author’s picture tippedonto title page. Poetry leaflet by Decca LamarWest tipped onto dedication page. Eight pagearticle from The Waco Tribune titled “Passed on 42350 William D. Wittliff. Vaquero: Genesisto a Higher Life” by A. R. McCollum detailing of the Texas Cowboy. A Photographic Essay bythe life and funeral of West’s wife, Mary Eliza William D. Wittliff. San Antonio: The UniversityWest, who died in 1903, tipped onto rear cover of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, appendix. Printed brown cloth wraps stapled Limited edition number 178 of 200 speciallyto textblock. Wraps are heavily worn and creased bound hand-numbered copies signed by Williamin places. Spine covering is almost entirely de- D. Wittliff and Joe B. Frantz on a limitation pagetached, exposing the textblock underneath. bound in back. 16mo, unpaginated. Publisher’s original decorative paper over boards with titles printed in black on the front board and spine. A Session Two, Auction #6067 | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 5:00PM CT 111
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Any invoice not $10 - $29 ............................. $2 $30,000 - $49,999 .................$2,500 paid when due will bear a three percent (3%) late fee on the invoice amount or three percent (3%) of $30 - $49 ............................. $3 $50,000 - $99,999 .................$5,000 any installment that is past due. If the Auctioneer refers any invoice to an attorney for collection, the $50 - $99 ............................. $5 $100,000 - $199,999 .............$10,000 buyer agrees to pay attorney’s fees, court costs, and other collection costs incurred by Auctioneer. If $100 - $199 ......................... $10 $200,000 - $299,999 .............$20,000 Auctioneer assigns collection to its in-house legal staff, such attorney’s time expended on the matter $200 - $299 ......................... $20 $300,000 - $499,999 .............$25,000 shall be compensated at a rate comparable to the hourly rate of independent attorneys. $300 - $499 ......................... $25 $500,000 - $999,999 .............$50,000 28. In the event a successful Bidder fails to pay any amounts due, Auctioneer reserves the right to sell $500 - $999 ......................... $50 $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 .......$100,000 the lot(s) securing the invoice to any underbidders in the Auction that the lot(s) appeared, or at $1,000 - $1,999 ................... $100 $2,000,000 - $2,999,999 .......$200,000 subsequent private or public sale, or relist the lot(s) in a future auction conducted by Auctioneer. A $2,000 - $2,999 ................... $200 $3,000,000 - $4,999,999 .......$250,000 defaulting Bidder agrees to pay for the reasonable costs of resale (including a 10% seller’s commission, $3,000 - $4,999 ................... $250 $5,000,000 - $9,999,999 .......$500,000 if consigned to an auction conducted by Auctioneer). The defaulting Bidder is liable to pay any $5,000 - $9,999 ................... $500 >$10,000,000 ........................$1,000,000 difference between his total original invoice for the lot(s), plus any applicable interest, and the net $10,000 - $19,999 ............... $1,000 proceeds for the lot(s) if sold at private sale or the subsequent hammer price of the lot(s) less the 10%12. If Auctioneer calls for a full increment, a bidder may request Auctioneer to accept a bid at half seller’s commissions, if sold at an Auctioneer’s auction. of the increment (“Cut Bid”) only once per lot. After offering a Cut Bid, bidders may continue to participate only at full increments. Off-increment bids may be accepted by the Auctioneer at Signature® Auctions and Grand Format Auctions. If the Auctioneer solicits bids other than the expected increment, these bids will not be considered Cut Bids.
  • 115. Terms and Conditions of Auction29.Auctioneer reserves the right to require payment in full in good funds before delivery of the 46. Auctioneer in no event shall be responsible for consequential damages, incidental damages, merchandise. compensatory damages, or any other damages arising or claimed to be arising from the auction of30. Auctioneer shall have a lien against the merchandise purchased by the buyer to secure payment of any lot. In the event that Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or subsequently it is established that the lot the Auction invoice. Auctioneer is further granted a lien and the right to retain possession of any lacks title, or other transfer or condition issue is claimed, in such cases the sole remedy shall be limited other property of the buyer then held by the Auctioneer or its affiliates to secure payment of any to rescission of sale and refund of the amount paid by Bidder; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum Auction invoice or any other amounts due the Auctioneer or affiliates from the buyer. With respect to liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. these lien rights, Auctioneer shall have all the rights of a secured creditor under Article 9 of the Texas After one year has elapsed, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any commissions and Uniform Commercial Code, including but not limited to the right of sale. In addition, with respect to fees Auctioneer earned on that lot. payment of the Auction invoice(s), the buyer waives any and all rights of offset he might otherwise 47. In the event of an attribution error, Auctioneer may at its sole discretion, correct the error on have against the Auctioneer and the consignor of the merchandise included on the invoice. If a the Internet, or, if discovered at a later date, to refund the buyer’s purchase price without further Bidder owes Auctioneer or its affiliates on any account, Auctioneer and its affiliates shall have the obligation. right to offset such unpaid account by any credit balance due Bidder, and it may secure by possessory 48. Dispute Resolution for Consumers and Non-Consumers: Any claim, dispute, or controversy in lien any unpaid amount by any of the Bidder’s property in their possession. connection with, relating to and /or arising out of the Auction, participation in the Auction, award31. Title shall not pass to the successful Bidder until all invoices are paid in full. It is the responsibility of lots, damages of claims to lots, descriptions, condition reports, provenance, estimates, return and of the buyer to provide adequate insurance coverage for the items once they have been delivered to a warranty rights, any interpretation of these Terms and Conditions, any alleged verbal modification common carrier or third-party shipper. of these Terms and Conditions and/or any purported settlement whether asserted in contract, tort,Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges: under Federal or State statute or regulation shall or any other matter: a) if presented by a consumer,32. Buyer is liable for shipping and handling. Please refer to Auctioneer’s website be exclusively heard by, and the parties consent to, exclusive in personam jurisdiction in the State common/shipping.php for the latest charges or call Auctioneer. Auctioneer is unable to combine District Courts of Dallas County, Texas. THE PARTIES EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL purchases from other auctions or affiliates into one package for shipping purposes. Lots won will be BY JURY. Any appeals shall be solely pursued in the appellate courts of the State of Texas; or b) for shipped in a commercially reasonable time after payment in good funds for the merchandise and the any claimant other than a consumer, the claim shall be presented in confidential binding arbitration shipping fees is received or credit extended, except when third-party shipment occurs. before a single arbitrator, that the parties may agree upon, selected from the JAMS list of Texas33. Successful international Bidders shall provide written shipping instructions, including specified arbitrators. The case is not to be administrated by JAMS; however, if the parties cannot agree on customs declarations, to the Auctioneer for any lots to be delivered outside of the United States. an arbitrator, then JAMS shall appoint the arbitrator and it shall be conducted under JAMS rules. NOTE: Declaration value shall be the item’(s) hammer price together with its buyer’s premium and The locale shall be Dallas Texas. The arbitrator’s award may be enforced in any court of competent Auctioneer shall use the correct harmonized code for the lot. Domestic Buyers on lots designated for jurisdiction. Any party on any claim involving the purchase or sale of numismatic or related items third-party shipment must designate the common carrier, accept risk of loss, and prepay shipping may elect arbitration through binding PNG arbitration. Any claim must be brought within one (1) costs. year of the alleged breach, default or misrepresentation or the claim is waived. This agreement and34. All shipping charges will be borne by the successful Bidder. On all domestic shipments, any risk of any claims shall be determined and construed under Texas law. The prevailing party (party that loss during shipment will be borne by Heritage until the shipping carrier’s confirmation of delivery is awarded substantial and material relief on its claim or defense) may be awarded its reasonable to the address of record in Auctioneer’s file (carrier’s confirmation is conclusive to prove delivery attorneys’ fees and costs. to Bidder; if the client has a Signature release on file with the carrier, the package is considered 49. No claims of any kind can be considered after the settlements have been made with the consignors. delivered without Signature) or delivery by Heritage to Bidder’s selected third-party shipper. On Any dispute after the settlement date is strictly between the Bidder and consignor without all foreign shipments, any risk of loss during shipment will be borne by the Bidder following involvement or responsibility of the Auctioneer. Auctioneer’s delivery to the Bidder’s designated common carrier or third-party shipper. 50. In consideration of their participation in or application for the Auction, a person or entity (whether35. Due to the nature of some items sold, it shall be the responsibility for the successful Bidder to arrange the successful Bidder, a Bidder, a purchaser and/or other Auction participant or registrant) agrees pick-up and shipping through third-parties; as to such items Auctioneer shall have no liability. that all disputes in any way relating to, arising under, connected with, or incidental to these Terms Failure to pick-up or arrange shipping in a timely fashion (within ten days) shall subject Lots to and Conditions and purchases, or default in payment thereof, shall be arbitrated pursuant to the storage and moving charges, including a $100 administration fee plus $10 daily storage for larger arbitration provision. In the event that any matter including actions to compel arbitration, construe items and $5.00 daily for smaller items (storage fee per item) after 35 days. In the event the Lot is the agreement, actions in aid or arbitration or otherwise needs to be litigated, such litigation not removed within ninety days, the Lot may be offered for sale to recover any past due storage or shall be exclusively in the Courts of the State of Texas, in Dallas County, Texas, and if necessary moving fees, including a 10% Seller’s Commission. the corresponding appellate courts. For such actions, the successful Bidder, purchaser, or Auction36. The laws of various countries regulate the import or export of certain plant and animal properties, participant also expressly submits himself to the personal jurisdiction of the State of Texas. including (but not limited to) items made of (or including) ivory, whalebone, turtle shell, coral, 51. These Terms & Conditions provide specific remedies for occurrences in the auction and delivery crocodile, or other wildlife. Transport of such lots may require special licenses for export, import, or process. Where such remedies are afforded, they shall be interpreted strictly. Bidder agrees that any both. Bidder is responsible for: 1) obtaining all information on such restricted items for both export claim shall utilize such remedies; Bidder making a claim in excess of those remedies provided in and import; 2) obtaining all such licenses and/or permits. Delay or failure to obtain any such license these Terms and Conditions agrees that in no case whatsoever shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability or permit does not relieve the buyer of timely compliance with standard payment terms. For further exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. information, please contact Ron Brackemyre at 800- 872-6467 ext. 1312. Miscellaneous:37. Any request for shipping verification for undelivered packages must be made within 30 days of 52. Agreements between Bidders and consignors to effectuate a non-sale of an item at Auction, inhibit shipment by Auctioneer. bidding on a consigned item to enter into a private sale agreement for said item, or to utilize theCataloging, Warranties and Disclaimers: Auctioneer’s Auction to obtain sales for non-selling consigned items subsequent to the Auction,38. NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY are strictly prohibited. If a subsequent sale of a previously consigned item occurs in violation of DESCRIPTION CONTAINED IN THIS AUCTION OR ANY SECOND OPINE. Any description of the this provision, Auctioneer reserves the right to charge Bidder the applicable Buyer’s Premium and items or second opine contained in this Auction is for the sole purpose of identifying the items for consignor a Seller’s Commission as determined for each auction venue and by the terms of the those Bidders who do not have the opportunity to view the lots prior to bidding, and no description seller’s agreement. of items has been made part of the basis of the bargain or has created any express warranty that the 53. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions qualifies Bidder as a client who has consented to be goods would conform to any description made by Auctioneer. Color variations can be expected in contacted by Heritage in the future. In conformity with “do-not-call” regulations promulgated by any electronic or printed imaging, and are not grounds for the return of any lot. NOTE: Auctioneer, the Federal or State regulatory agencies, participation by the Bidder is affirmative consent to being in specified auction venues, for example, Fine Art, may have express written warranties and you are contacted at the phone number shown in his application and this consent shall remain in effect until referred to those specific terms and conditions. . it is revoked in writing. Heritage may from time to time contact Bidder concerning sale, purchase, and39. Auctioneer is selling only such right or title to the items being sold as Auctioneer may have by auction opportunities available through Heritage and its affiliates and subsidiaries. virtue of consignment agreements on the date of auction and disclaims any warranty of title to 54. Rules of Construction: Auctioneer presents properties in a number of collectible fields, and as such, the Property. Auctioneer disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular specific venues have promulgated supplemental Terms and Conditions. Nothing herein shall be purposes. All images, descriptions, sales data, and archival records are the exclusive property of construed to waive the general Terms and Conditions of Auction by these additional rules and shall Auctioneer, and may be used by Auctioneer for advertising, promotion, archival records, and any be construed to give force and effect to the rules in their entirety. other uses deemed appropriate. State Notices:40. Translations of foreign language documents may be provided as a convenience to interested parties. Notice as to an Auction in California. Auctioneer has in compliance with Title 2.95 of the California Auctioneer makes no representation as to the accuracy of those translations and will not be held Civil Code as amended October 11, 1993 Sec. 1812.600, posted with the California Secretary of State its responsible for errors in bidding arising from inaccuracies in translation. bonds for it and its employees, and the auction is being conducted in compliance with Sec. 2338 of the41. Auctioneer disclaims all liability for damages, consequential or otherwise, arising out of or in Commercial Code and Sec. 535 of the Penal Code. connection with the sale of any Property by Auctioneer to Bidder. No third party may rely on any benefit of these Terms and Conditions and any rights, if any, established hereunder are personal to Notice as to an Auction in New York City. These Terms and Conditions of Sale are designed to conform the Bidder and may not be assigned. Any statement made by the Auctioneer is an opinion and does to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations not constitute a warranty or representation. No employee of Auctioneer may alter these Terms and as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. Conditions, and, unless signed by a principal of Auctioneer, any such alteration is null and void. # 41513036. The New York City licensed auctioneers are: Sam Foose, #095260; Kathleen Guzman,42. Auctioneer shall not be liable for breakage of glass or damage to frames (patent or latent); such defects, #0762165; Nicholas Dawes, #1304724; Ed Beardsley, #1183220; Scott Peterson, #1306933; Andrea Voss, in any event, shall not be a basis for any claim for return or reduction in purchase price. #1320558, who will conduct the Sale on behalf of itself and Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. (forRelease: Coins) and Currency Auctions of America, Inc. (for currency). All lots are subject to: the consignor’s43. In consideration of participation in the Auction and the placing of a bid, Bidder expressly releases rights to bid thereon in accord with these Terms and Conditions of Sale, consignor’s option to receive Auctioneer, its officers, directors and employees, its affiliates, and its outside experts that provide advances on their consignments, and Auctioneer, in its sole discretion, may offer limited extended second opines, from any and all claims, cause of action, chose of action, whether at law or equity or financing to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. A registered any arbitration or mediation rights existing under the rules of any professional society or affiliation bidder may inquire whether a lot is subject to an advance or a reserve. Auctioneer has made advances to based upon the assigned description, or a derivative theory, breach of warranty express or implied, various consignors in this sale. On lots bearing an estimate, the term refers to a value range placed on an representation or other matter set forth within these Terms and Conditions of Auction or otherwise. item by the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is determined by the bidders. In the event of a claim, Bidder agrees that such rights and privileges conferred therein are strictly Notice as to an Auction in Texas. In compliance with TDLR rule 67.100(c)(1), notice is hereby provided construed as specifically declared herein; e.g., authenticity, typographical error, etc. and are the that this auction is covered by a Recovery Fund administered by the Texas Department of Licensing exclusive remedy. Bidder, by non-compliance to these express terms of a granted remedy, shall waive and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711 (512) 463-6599. Any complaints may be directed any claim against Auctioneer. to the same address.44. Notice: Some Property sold by Auctioneer are inherently dangerous e.g. firearms, cannons, and Notice as to an Auction in Ohio: Auction firm and Auctioneer are licensed by the Dept. of Agriculture, small items that may be swallowed or ingested or may have latent defects all of which may cause and either the licensee is bonded in favor of the state or an aggrieved person may initiate a claim against harm to a person. Purchaser accepts all risk of loss or damage from its purchase of these items and the auction recovery fund created in Section 4707.25 of the Revised Code as a result of the licensee’s Auctioneer disclaims any liability whether under contract or tort for damages and losses, direct or actions, whichever is applicable. inconsequential, and expressly disclaims any warranty as to safety or usage of any lot sold.Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Provision:45. By placing a bid or otherwise participating in the auction, Bidder accepts these Terms and Conditions of Auction, and specifically agrees to the dispute resolution provided herein. Consumer disputes shall be resolved through court litigation which has an exclusive Dallas, Texas venue clause and jury waiver. Non-consumer dispute shall be determined in binding arbitration which arbitration Rev. 1-18-12 replaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial.
  • 116. Terms and Conditions of Auction Additional Terms & Conditions: MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM C: As authenticity and provenance are not warranted, if a Bidder intends to challenge, authenticity or provenance of a lot he must notify Auctioneer in MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL AUCTIONS writing within thirty-five (35) days of the Auction’s conclusion. Any claim as to provenance or authenticity must be first transmitted to Auctioneer by credible and definitive evidence or theMEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM A: Signature® and Grand Format Auctions of Autographs, opine of a qualified third party expert and there is no assurance after such presentment that Sports Collectibles, Music, Entertainment, Political, Americana, Vintage Movie Posters and Auctioneer will validate the claim. Authentication is not an exact science and contrary opinions Pop Culture memorabilia are not on approval. When the lot is accompanied by a Certificate of may not be recognized by Auctioneer. Even if Auctioneer agrees with the contrary opinion of Authenticity (or its equivalent) from an third-party authentication provider, buyer has no right such authentication and validates the claim, Auctioneer’s liability for reimbursement for any of return. On lots not accompanied by third-party authentication or under extremely limited opine by Bidder’s expert shall not exceed $500. Acceptance of a claim under this provision shall circumstances not including authenticity (e.g. gross cataloging error), a purchaser who did not be limited to rescission of the sale and refund of purchase price; in no case shall Auctioneer’s bid from the floor may request Auctioneer to evaluate voiding a sale; such request must be made maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes in writing detailing the alleged gross error, and submission of the lot to Auctioneer must be the value of the lot. While every effort is made to determine provenance and authenticity, it is the pre-approved by Auctioneer. A Bidder must notify the appropriate department head (check the responsibility of the Bidder to arrive at their own conclusion prior to bidding. inside front cover of the catalog or our website for a listing of department heads) in writing of the Bidder’s request within three (3) days of the non-floor bidder’s receipt of the lot. Any lot that MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM D: In the event Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or is to be evaluated for return must be received in our offices within 35 days after Auction. AFTER subsequently it is established that the lot lacks title, or other transfer or condition issue is THAT 35 DAY PERIOD, NO LOT MAY BE RETURNED FOR ANY REASONS. Lots returned must claimed, Auctioneer’s liability shall be limited to rescission of sale and refund of purchase price; be in the same condition as when sold and must include any Certificate of Authenticity. No lots in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which bid shall purchased by floor bidders (including those bidders acting as agents for others) may be returned. be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. After one year has elapsed from the close of the Late remittance for purchases may be considered just cause to revoke all return privileges. Auction, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any commissions and fees Auctioneer earned on that lot.MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM B: On any lot presented with a Letter of Authenticity (“LOA”) issued by Auctioneer or its Heritage affiliates, that warranty inures only to the original MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM E: On the fall of Auctioneer’s hammer, buyer assumes full purchaser (as shown in Auctioneer’s records) “Purchaser”. Purchaser may not transfer the rights risk and responsibility for lot, including shipment by common carrier, and must provide their afforded under the LOA and it is null and void when Purchaser transfers or attempts to transfer own insurance coverage for shipments. the lot. The LOA warranty is valid from date of the auction in which Purchaser was awarded the lot to four (4) years after its purchase. The LOA warranty is valid as to its attribution to the MEMORABILIA & HISTORICAL TERM F: Auctioneer complies with all Federal and State rules person or entity described or to the lot’s usage, e.g. game worn. Claim procedure: Purchaser and regulations relating to the purchasing, registration and shipping of firearms. A purchaser is must contact the Auctioneer prior to submission of the lot as to his intent to make a claim and required to provide appropriate documents and the payment of associated fees, if any. Purchaser arrange secure shipment. If a lot’s authenticity is questioned by Purchaser within the warranty is responsible for providing a shipping address that is suitable for the receipt of a firearm. period, Purchaser must present with the claim, authoritative written evidence that the lot is not authentic as determined by a known expert in the sports field. If Auctioneer concurs that the MEMORABILIA AND HISTORICAL TERM G -SCREEN SHOT. Screen shots included in the catalog lot is not as represented, Purchaser shall be refunded their purchase price. If the Auctioneer or on the Heritage Internet are provided for reference only. Important Notice: Many identical denies the claim, the Purchaser may file the dispute with the American Arbitration Association versions of props and costumes are created for film and television productions in the normal with locale in Dallas, Texas, before a single arbitration under expedited rules. The LOA does course of a production. Heritage does not warrant or represent that the screen shots referenced not provide for incidental or consequential damages or other indirect damages. Any lot sold are exact images of the offered item (unless specifically noted in the written description). Use with a certificate of authenticity or other warranty from an entity other than Auctioneer or of a screen shot does not constitute a warranty or representation of authenticity or provenance. Heritage’s affiliates is subject to such issuing entity’s rules and such conditions are the sole There is not a right of return or refund based upon a claim arising out of or pertaining to any remedy afforded to purchaser. For information as to third party authentication warranties the reference to a screen shot. bidder is directed to: PSA/DNA, P.O. Box 6180 Newport Beach, CA 92658 (800) 325-1121. James Spence Authentication (JSA), 2 Sylvan Way, Suite 102 Parsippany, NJ 07054 (888) 457-7362; or as SPECIAL TERM H GUITARS: Bidders are urged to make a personal inspection of any guitar that otherwise noted on the Certificate. they intend to bid on as there is a limited right of return. Heritage makes a visual inspection of the guitars to determine whether there are patent defects and whether the date and manufacturer corresponds to the description. Returns are not accepted for latent defects, structural issues, or mechanical and sound reproduction issues. It should be assumed that set up, adjustments and normal maintenance are necessary. For wiring instructions call the Credit department at 1-800-872-6467 or e-mail: New York State Auctions Only Notice as to an Auction in New York City. These Terms and Conditions of Sale are designed to conform to the applicable sections of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This sale is a Public Auction Sale conducted by Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc. # 41513036. The New York City licensed auctioneers are: Sam Foose, #095260; Kathleen Guzman, #0762165; Nicholas Dawes, #1304724; Ed Beardsley, #1183220; Scott Peterson, #1306933; Andrea Voss, #1320558, who will conduct the Sale on behalf of itself and Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. (for Coins) and Currency Auctions of America, Inc. (for currency). All lots are subject to: the consignor’s rights to bid thereon in accord with these Terms and Conditions of Sale, consignor’s option to receive advances on their consignments, and Auctioneer, in its sole discretion, may offer limited extended financing to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. A registered bidder may inquire whether a lot is subject to an advance or a reserve. Auctioneer has made advances to various consignors in this sale. On lots bearing an estimate, the term refers to a value range placed on an item by the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is determined by the bidders. Rev 10-10-11 Rev. 1-21-11
  • 117. How to Ship Your Purchases Heritage Auction Galleries requires “Third Party Shipping” for certain items in this auction not picked up in person by the buyer. It shall be the responsibility of the successful bidder to arrange pick up and shipping through a third party; as to such items auctioneer shall have no liability. Steps to follow: 1. Select a shipping company from the list below or a company of your choosing. 2. Complete, sign, and return an Agent Shipping Release Authorization form to Heritage (this form will automatically be emailed to you along with your winning bid(s) notice or may be obtained by calling Client Services at 866-835-3243). The completed form may be faxed to 214-409-1425. 3. Heritage Auctions’ shipping department will coordinate with the shipping company you have selected to pick up your purchases. Agent Shipping Release Authorization formShippers that Heritage has used are listed below. However, you are not obligated to choose from the followingand may provide Heritage with information of your preferred shipper. Navis Pack & Ship The Packing & Moving Center Craters & Freighters 161 Pittsburgh St 2040 E. Arkansas Lane, Ste #222 2220 Merritt Drive, Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75207 Arlington, TX 76011 Garland, TX 75041 Ph: 972-870-1212 Ph: 817-795-1999 Ph: 972-840-8147 Fax: 214-409-9001 Fax: 214-409-9000 Fax: 214-780-5674 • It is the Third Party Shipper’s responsibility to pack (or crate) and ship (or freight) your purchase to you. Please make all payment arrangements for shipping with your Shipper of choice. • Any questions concerning Third Party Shipping can be addressed through our Client Services Department at 1-866-835-3243. • Successful bidders are advised that pick-up or shipping arrangements should be made within ten (10) days of the auction or they may be subject to storage fees as stated in Heritage’s Terms & Conditions of Auction, item 35.
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  • 119. THE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF JOHN WAYNE auction made history. Now you can own special Limited Edition mementos tocommemorate this amazing event. pull-out poster: tHe DuKes Most CHerIsHeD MoVIe posters 51 her i tag e MagaziNe for the intelligent collector Summer/fall 2011  No. 14  $9.95 Also: Ben Franklin David Crockett Lou Gehrig Family opens vault The Beatles to collectors and fans of ThE pERSONAL pROpERTy Steve Ditko JOhn WaynE Ray Bradbury Of JOhN WAyNE Marcus Junius Brutus OCTOBER 6-7, 2011 | LOS ANGELES Costumes, props, hats, Frank Frazetta AuCTiON LiVE & ONLiNE scripts, personal items head to auction A portion of the proceeds True Grit, Hondo, from the sales of the Sands of Iwo Jima, Liberty Valance, library edition catalogs The Searchers and all profits from the 24 sale of the DVD will STILL benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. AVAILABLE! A limited number of the Summer/Fall Ethan 2011 edition of The Intelligent Collector WaynE is still available, featuring an interview on growing up with John Wayne’s son Ethan and select with a legend highlights from the historic auction. 28 Only $15 or FREE with purchase of Catalog or DVD! THE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF JOHN WAYNE THE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF JOHN WAYNE 300-PAGE SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION KEEPSAKE COLLECTOR’S DVD ILLUSTRATED AUCTION CATALOG  Family Members Ethan, Patrick, Marisa and Pilar Wayne Full-Color Photographs Reflect on Wayne’s Life and Career Descriptions for Over 700 Lots  Highlights from the Historic Auction More than 300 Pages  Family Home Movies and Rarely Seen Photos SOFTCOVER AUCTION CATALOG—$50 KEEPSAKE LIMITED LIBRARY EDITION SIGNED BY ETHAN WAYNE COLLECTOR’S DVD —$19.95 HARDCOVER AUCTION CATALOG—$125Order Your Collectible Auction Catalog, Keepsake DVD, Magazine Today! Call 866-835-3243 or visit 22202B
  • 120. MyCollection Your personal online collection inventorYHeritage’s new Mycollection software is a private record of collectibles that youown, buy, or resell, and it’s great for insurance or estate planning.It’s FREE, and...✦ Stores images, description, and more.✦ All items bought from Heritage are added automatically!✦ Items bought elsewhere can also be added✦ Allows for infinite organization of your collection.✦ Exports to Excel or to print for easy reference.✦ You enjoy absolute privacy. Your information will not be shared with, or sold to, any third party for any reason.✦ Available in all Heritage categoriesBut the most exciting thing about the new Mycollection software isthe ability to receive offers on items you purchased from Heritage atauction, including the ability to set your own “Buy Now” price.Heritage members now have the opportunity to make an anonymous offer to the buyer of itemspreviously purchased at auction from Heritage, directly through our Auction Results Archives.Heritage manages the transaction, maintaining privacy for both parties. Acceptance of an offerrepresents agreement with the terms and conditions of sale, including Heritage’s commission.This service is free to the buyer (no buyer’s premium), includes a 7 day return policy, protects theidentity of both parties, and allows offers and counter-offers. If you receive an offer, you will have72 hours to decline, counter-offer or accept the offer. You are under no obligation until you acceptan offer or a buyer accepts your counter offer. You will receive payment for items sold within 30days of Heritage’s receipt of your item.Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder Members3 5 0 0 M a p l e A v e n u e | D a l l a s , Te x a s 7 5 2 1 9 | 8 0 0 - 8 7 2 - 6 4 6 7 | H A . c o mDALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | PARIS | GENEVANYC Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 0952360; Robert Korver 1096338; Kathleen Guzman 0762165; Michael J. Sadler 1304630; Andrea Voss 1320558 | Auctions are subject to a 12-25% buyer’s premium. See for details. 22887
  • 121. ConsIgnments Wanted!S p O R T S C O L L E C T I b L E S AU C T I O NSpRINg 2012 | DALLAS | LIVE ONLINE Results from our August 2011 Platinum Night Auction, featuring The Lou GehRiG CoLLeCTioN: 1926 New York Yankees Team Signed Baseball 1934 from The Lou Gehrig Lou Gehrig Collection--Finest Tour of Japan Example Known Game Worn Cap SOLD FOR: $131,450 SOLD FOR: $95,600 1937 Robert T. 1908 1934 “Bobby” Jones’ Denton T. Lou Gehrig Personal Augusta “Cy” Young Tour of Japan Green Jacket Game Worn Game Worn Uniform SOLD FOR: $310,700 Boston Red Sox Uniform SOLD FOR: $657,250 SOLD FOR: $507,875 1927 New York Yankees Infield Signed Photograph from The 1909 1888 N403 Yum Yum 1911 D304 Brunners 1928 Lou Gehrig’s Lou Gehrig T204 Tobacco Roger Connor, Butter Krust Ty Cobb New York Yankees Collection Ramly Walter Johnson Redemption Back PSA EX 5 - A Newly World Championship PSA-Mint 9 PSA EX-MT 6 SGC 60 EX 5 Discovered Example! WristwatchSOLD FOR: $26,290 SOLD FOR: $29,875 SOLD FOR: $23,900 SOLD FOR: $33,460 SOLD FOR: $155,350 Interest Free Cash advanCes avaIlable Chris Ivy Derek Grady Mark Jordan Lee Iskowitz Jonathan Scheier Mike Gutierrez Peter Calderon Chris Nerat Dir. of Sports VP, Sports Consignment Consignment Consignment Consignment Consignment Consignment Auctions Auctions Director Director Director Director Director Director ext. 1319 ext. 1975 ext. 1187 ext. 1601 ext. 1314 ext. 1183 ext. 1789 ext. 1615 Free catalog and The Collectors Handbook ($65 value) for new clients. Please submit auction invoices of $1,000+ in this category, from any source. Include your contact information and mail to Heritage, fax 214-409-1425, email, or call 866-835-3243. For more details, go to Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder-Members 3500 Maple Avenue | Dallas, Texas 75219 | 800-872-6467 | | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | PARIS | GENEVATX Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 11727; Robert Korver 13754; Andrea Voss 16406. This auction is subject to a 19.5% buyer’s premium. 22796
  • 122. SpRINg 2 0 12 | LIV E ONLIN ECALiFoRNiA ART AuCTioN 1.March 20 – Beverly hillsInquiries: 800-872-6467Beverly HillsDeborah Solon, Ext. 1843 or DeborahS@HA.comSan FranciscoAlissa Ford, Ext. 1926 or AlissaF@HA.com1. eDGAR ALWiN PAYNe Navajos Waiting Oil on canvas board 14-3/4 x 18-1/4 in. Estimate: $50,000 – $70,000 iNDiAN ART AuCTioN 2.May 5 - DallasConsignment deadline: March 3Inquiries: 800-872-6467Delia Sullivan, Ext. 1343 or DeliaS@HA.com2. A SiouX PoLYChRoMe hoRSe DANCe STiCK Late 19th century Length: 20 in. Estimate: $6,000 – $8,000 ART AuCTioN 3.May 5 - DallasConsignment deadline: March 3Inquiries: 800-872-6467Kirsty Buchanan, Ext. 1741 or KirstyB@HA.com3. WiLLiAM RoBiNSoN LeiGh Renegade at Bay, 1941 Oil on canvas 24 x 29 in. Sold for: $388,375, November 2011*70041Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million | 700,000+ Online Bidder-Members1518 Slocum Street | Dallas, Texas 75207 | 800 -872- 6467 | THE WORLD’S THIRD LARGEST AuCTION HOuSEDA L L A S | N E W YO R K | B E V ER LY H I L L S | S A N F R A N C I S CO | PA R I S | G EN E VA For a free auction catalog in any category, plus a copy of The Collector’s HandbookTX NY Auctioneer license: Samuel Foose 11727 0952360. Heritage Auction Galleries CA Bond #RSB2004175; (combined value $65), visit orCA Auctioneer Bond: Alissa Ford #RSB2005920. These auctions are subject to a 12-25% buyer’s premium. call 866-835-3243 and reference catalog CATJ23634.
  • 123. FINE JEwELRY TIMEpIECES AUCTIONS Consign Now to Our Upcoming Auctions! SpRing 2012, new YoRk 7 5 9 1 8 2 1. Rolex Ref. 6265 Cosmograph Daytona, circa 1978 Sold For: $21,510 •*60060 2. Piaget Protocole Exceptional 18k White Gold Diamond Sapphire Wristwatch Sold For: $50,787 •*60073 3. F.P. Journe Octa Calendrier Rare Platinum Automatic 4 Annual Calendar With Retrograde Date Gold Dial Sold For: $31,070 •*60147 4. Boucheron Important Very Fine Platinum Gold Set Diamond, Ruby, Enamel Bezel Wind Fob Watch Sold For: $21,510 •*60297 3 5. Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Ring, underwood’s Sold For: $179,250 •*58709 6. Multi-Stone, Gold Bracelet, Angela Cummings, Tiffany Co., circa 1980 Sold For: $11,053 •*58091 7. Victorian Amethyst, Diamond, Silver-Topped Gold Necklace, Netherlands Sold For: $27,485 •*58145 For information 8. Sapphire, Peridot, Diamond, White Gold Bracelet Sold For: $20,315 •*58683 on Timepieces, contact Jim Wolf 9. Diamond, Platinum Ring at 214-409-1659 Sold For: $98,587 •*58707 or For information Now Open! Tuesday internet wholesale watch and on Fine Jewelry, 6 Jewelry Auctions ending every Tuesday at 10:00 pM CT. contact Jill Burgum Lots are offered at no ReSeRVe with bidding starting at at 214-409-1697 $1 on each lot! or For a free auction catalog in any category, plus a copy of The Collector’s Handbook (combined value $65), visit or call 866-835-3243 and reference code CATM23634. Annual Sales Exceed $800 Million • 700,000 Online Bidder-Members 3500 Maple Avenue • Dallas, Texas 75219 • 800-872-6467 DALLAS | NEW YORK | BEVERLY HILLS | SAN FRANCISCO | PARIS | GENEVA TX Auctioneer licenses: Samuel Foose 11727; Robert Korver 13754; Andrea Voss 16406. NYC Auctioneer licenses: Kathleen Guzman 0762165; Nicholas Dawes 1304724; Ed Beardsley 1183220. This auction is subject to a 12 - 25% buyer’s premium. 23792
  • 124. indexAcross Aboriginal America. The Journey of Three 42231 Baker, Moseley 42292Englishmen Across Texas Ballinger, W. P. 42008Across the Continent with the Fifth Cavalry 42193 Bandelier, Adolphe F. 42196Address of Genl. J. W. A. Sanford, Commissioner 42163of Georgia. Before the Texan Convention Bandelier, Fanny 42228Address of His Excellency Mirabeau B. Lamar to 42104 Bartlett, John Russell 42009the Citizens of Santa Fe Baseball 42197Address of the Commissioners for Raising the 42345 Battle of El Molino del Rey 42109Endowment of the University of the South Battle of Galveston 42334Address of the General Assembly of the 42220Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of Battle of Gonzales 42021America Battle of San Jacinto 42162Address of the Military Board to the People of 42113Texas Battle of San Jacinto, The 42130Adventures of Bill Longley 42241 Beales Grant 42208Affleck, Thomas 42001 Beauchamp, Thomas 42198Afflecks Southern Rural Almanac, and Plantation 42001 Berry, James 42199and Garden Calendar, for 1857 Bevil, John 42078Allen, Ebenezer 42096 Bibliography of Texas, A 42304Allen, George 42192 Biddle, Ellen McGowan 42193Allen, William 42002 Biennial Report of the Comptroller of Texas, for 42338Almonte, Juan Nepomuceno 42148 the Fiscal Years 1858-59 42149 Bill to be Entitled An Act to Incorporate the 42156 Houston, Trinity and Tyler Railroad Company, AAn Act Providing for the Support of Schools, or 42318as much thereof as is in Force, Approved August Blessington, Joseph P. 4201029th, 1856 42200An Appeal to the People of Massachusetts, on 42192 Bolivar, Texas 42011the Texas Question 42012Andele, Or the Mexican-Kiowa Captive: A Story 42289of Real Life Among the Indians Bonavía y Zapata, Bernardo 42013Annual Catalogue of Texas Military Institute 42064 42014Answer of Rutersville College, (Now the Texas 42314 Bonilla, Antonio 42048Monument and Military Institute), to the ClaimSet Up to the College Lots and Buildings, by the Border Wars of Texas 42262Texas Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Borein, Edward 42015Church, South, at Its Meeting at Waco, Texas, inDecember, 1857 Bowl with Handle 42026Apache Gold Yaqui Silver 42052 Box, Captain Michael James 42201Arkansas Grant. A Brief History 42208 Braman, D. E. E. 42202Aunt Dicy Tales: Snuff-Dipping Tales of the Texas 42203 Bramans Information About Texas 42202Negro Brewer, J. Mason 42203Austin Officer Election 42194 Bridwell, J. W. 42016Austin, Moses 42003 Brown, John Henry 42017 42004 42204Austin, Stephen F. 42005 42262 42006 Bryan, William 42173Austins Colony 42005 Buckner, B. P. 42205 42030 Buffalo Bayou 42206 42032 Bullfight Manual for Spectators 42330 42080 Burgundy, France 42065Badges 42311 Burnet, David G. 42018 42312 42019Baker, D. W. C. 42007 42020 42207
  • 125. Bustamante, Anastasio 42165 Colorado Springs Vacation 42033Butler, Benjamin F. 42208 Commerce of the Prairies: or the Journal of a 42073Butterfield Overland Mail 1857-1869, The 42034 Santa Fe Trader During Eight Expeditions Across the Great Western PrairiesCaldwell, Matthew 42021 Commercial Herald and Market Review 42278Calendar of Twelve Travelers Through the Pass of 42274the North Comonfort, Ignacio 42029Campaign in New Mexico with Colonel 42237 Comprehensive History of Texas 1685-1897, A 42188Doniphan, A Confederate Re-Union Song 42309Campaigns of Walkers Texas Division. By a 42010 Confederate Texas 42008Private Soldier, The 42010 42200 42028Canales, Servando 42062 42041Capt. James Boxs Adventures and Explorations 42201in New and Old Mexico 42042Carta de Pago 42029 42044Carter, Capt. Robert G. 42022 42045 42023 42062Catlin, George 42024 42063Cattle Brand Application 42305 42113Cavalry Ledger 42223 42114Cave, Eber W. 42303 42219Cerda, Julian 42062 42220Chabot, Frederick C. 42211 42295Chambers, Thomas Jefferson 42027 42309 42028 Conkling, Roscoe P. and Margaret B. 42034Channing, William E. 42192 Conrad, Charles M. 42109Charles III 42212 Considerant, Victor 42035Charter of the Galveston and Red River Railway 42152 Constitution of the Confederate States of 42044Company America, TheChase, Franklin 42029 Constitution of the Confederate States of 42045 America, The 42307 Constitution of the State of Texas, as Amended 42044Chihuahua, Mexico 42213 in 1861, TheChocolate Pot 42026 Constitution of the State of Texas, as Amended 42045Chriesman, Horatio 42030 in 1861, TheCircular to the Citizens of Harris County 42199 Cooke, William G. 42162Circular. Treasurers Office, Austin, October 2nd, 42318 Corro, Jose Justo 421761857 Cortina War 42036Cisneros, Jose 42031 Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and 42313Civil War 42185 His Part in the Development of the West, The 42222 Cowboys on Horseback 42015 42223 Cowpunchers 42015 42334 Cox, James 42037 42335 42216 42348 Crane, William Carey 42217Clater, Francis 42214 Crime 42016Clay, Nestor 42032 42038Coke, Richard 42215 42346Col. Crocketts Exploits and Adventures in Texas 42040 Crockett, David 42039Colonial Texas Military Commander 42013 42040 42014 42218 42239
  • 126. Cullen, E. W. 42061 Dueling 42027Cushing, S. W. 42224 Dunn, John 42146Cushman, Horatio 42225 Duval, John C. 42053Cynthia Ann Parker 42232 42234Dailey, Modena Stroud 42306 Eagle Pass Archive 42236Dallas 42226 Eagle Pass Football 42235 42320 Early Times in Texas 42053 42046 42234 42227 Edward, David B. 42054 42197 42055Davis, George W. 42049 Edwards, Frank S. 42237Dawn at the Alamo 42130 El Progreso 42029Day, James M. 42349 Elliot, Stephen 42345De Cordova, Jacob 42123 Ellis, Edward 42239De Cordovas Map of Texas 42123 Ensayo Histórico de las Revoluciones de México 42190 desde 1808 hasta 1830de Galvez Gallardo, Jose Bernardo 42243 Erle P. Halliburton: Genius with Cement 42250de Mayorga, Don Martin 42047 Escobedo, Mariano 42098 42230 European Colonization in Texas: An Address to 42035de Vaca, Cabeza 42228 the American Peoplede Zavala, Lorenzo 42190 Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor 42214Deaton, E. L. 42229 Evolution of a State or Recollections of Old Texas 42325Debray, Xavier 42330 Days, TheDecree of the General Congress 42177 Ewing, Alexander 42351DeCroix, Teodoro 42047 Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the 42283 year 1852 42048 F. Reaugh 42306 42230 F. Reaugh - Man and Artist 42306DeGolyer, Everette 42231 Facts for the People 42086Democracy States Rights in Camp 42238 Facts to Establish the Importance of the 42150DeMorse, Charles 42327 Galveston and Red River RailwayDescription of Texas, Its Advantages and 42157 Falcon, Jose Miguel 42174Resources, with Some Account of TheirDevelopment, Past, Present and Future, A Fannin, James 42056DeShields, James T. 42232 Fifth Annual Report of the President and 42154 Directors of the H. and T. C. Railway Company, 42262 To the StockholdersDewees, William 42233 Filisola, Vicente 42057DeWitt, Green 42049 Fillmore, Millard 42109DeWitts Colony 42049 First Annual Report of the President and 42151 Directors of the H. T. B Railway CompanyDickinson, Almeron 42050 First Baptist Church of Houston 42082Dill, Minnie G. 42330 First Battle of Galveston Bay 42185Display Longhorns 42111 Fiscal History of Texas, Embracing an Account of 42244Dobie, J. Frank 42051 its Revenues, Debts, and Currency, The 42052 Fischbein, Max 42184Documents Connected with the Late Controversy 42027 Fisher, Henry Francis 42058between Gen. T. J. Chambers of Texas, andMessrs. Wilson Postlethwaite of Kentucky Fisher-Miller Grant 42058Doniphan Expedition 42237 Fiske, M. 42059Doniphans Expedition 42090 Five Years a Cavalryman 42131Dove Hunt 42128 Five Years a Cavalryman: or, Sketches of Regular 42286 Army Life on the Texas Frontier
  • 127. Five Years in Texas; or, What You Did Not Hear 42295 Gomez de la Cortina, Jose 42176During the War From January 1861 to January1865 Gonzales, Governor Rafael 42068Five Years in the West; or, How an Inexperienced 42002 Gonzales, Texas 42050Young Man Finds his Occupation Goodbye to a River: A Narrative by John Graves 42247Florez, Manuel Antonio 42212 Goodnight, Charles 42069Flowers and Fruits from the Wilderness 42291 Gouge, William 42244Foote, Henry Stuart 42060 Government Bond 42207Footprints of Texas History 42330 42267Ford, John RIP 42061 Graham Centennial History, Graham, Texas 1872- 42331Ford, John RIP 42062 1972Ford, John RIP 42063 Grange, The 42245Ford, Reuben W. 42277 Grant, Ulysses 42246Forshey, Caleb 42064 Graves, John 42247Forty Years at El Paso 1858-1898 42290 Great Plains, The 42347Free Frank 42257 Great West, The 42145Freeman, James W. 42240 Green, Ben K. 42248Freemasonry 42284 Green, Thomas J. 42070French, James S. 42218 42071Frontier Postmasters, The 42330 42072Fuller, Henry 42241 Greenleaf, Jeremiah 42119G. T. T. Gone to Texas Le