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CITY OF MYSTERY AND ROMANCE 15 True Stories From San Antonio's Past

By [SAN ANTONIO]. Bowser, David

1991. 2nd Printing. Soft Cover. FINE.. 48pp., photos, maps (red light district), 4to photographic white wraps. Articles, Photos and maps not in other editions include full pages of Emma Tenayuca, c.1939, Santleben's stage coach leaving for Monterrey from the corner of Laredo and Commerce Streets, 1866, map of The Eagle Pass Border Country. Interesting events include Salado Creek battlefied and site of the Dawson Massacre.

$35.00

RODRIGUEZ MEMOIRS OF EARLY TEXAS
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RODRIGUEZ MEMOIRS OF EARLY TEXAS

By Rodriguez, J(ohn) M. Edited by Leonard Garza

San Antonio : Passing Show, 1913. First Edition. Full Leather. FAIR . Limited to 200 copies (according to the authors preface). author's port. frtspc., 31 additional photographs. Gift inscription to fr. Ramon Garcia, 76pp., edited by Leonard Garza, 1 of about 200 copies according to the author's preface, each page of text printed inside double orange rules. Gilt-embossed titles inside decorative double gilt rules on upper cover still bright, original limp suede covers present but no longer attached to contents, front and back end papers present but also detatched, contents complete and still in original staples, clean and tight, lacks original rawhide ties which fastened the extended suede covers to the text. Suede covers have been clear taped inside clear plastic. The book is laid--in a custom brown cloth clamshell box with gilt titles for preservation and ease of shelving. see photos. Cracker Barrel Chronicles 434. Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 20 (designating a print run of 100 to 200 copies). Howes R398 (stating 100 copies printed). Rader 2814. Sloan 21/231. Information and photos of many early San Antonio families in addition to Rodriguez there are prominent Spanish families with background and genealogical information for Ruiz, Montes de Oca, Perez, Indo, Seguin, Barrera, Cassiano, Ramon & Menchaca, Leal, Navarro, Veramendi, Garza, Flores, Yturri, Chavez. Author was elected to office of Assessor and Collector in 1858 on the ticket headed by General Sam Houston for Governor. He was the county judge in his home town of Laredo for 35 years. One of the rarest of all San Antonio books. (Sloan Auction)

$350.00

THE BUILDING ARTS OF SOUTH TEXAS - Stories of Endangered Buiilding Arts & the Craftsmen Who Keep Them Alive

By Hendricks, Barbara Dean

San Antonio : Franklin Scribes, 2015. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE/fine. 474pp., photos, appendix. Blue cloth, gilt spine titles, dj. Lost art in restoration of San Antonio area buildings that includes the work of Johannes Scholze, Cisi Jary & Daughters, Thomas Michael Battersby, Carlos Cortes, Othon Garces, Curtis Hunt & Family, Kurt Pankratz, Richard De Filippo & Family, Joh Hall, Manlio & Adrian Cavallini & Sons. Some participated in oral histories also included here.

$40.00

SCHOOL BY THE RIVER - URSULINE ACADEMY TO SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART AND CRAFT 1851 - 2001
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SCHOOL BY THE RIVER - URSULINE ACADEMY TO SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART AND CRAFT 1851 - 2001

By [SAN ANTONIO]. Pfeiffer, Maria Watson

San Antonio: Maverick, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE IN FINE DJ. SGNED by the author, no other names, 199pp., historic photographs, 4to rust cloth, gilt spine titles, architectural endpapers, full color dust jacket. Preserving a French landmark by the San Antonio Conservation Society. Pfeiffer is a fourth generation San Antonian, she is a free lance historical researcher with background and knowledge of her subject through staff activites with the Conservation Society and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Alamo Library.

$75.00

HIDDEN TREASURES SAN ANTONIO

By Dyer, John

San Antonio : HEB, 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE.. 1909 map of San Antonio on endpapers, 160pp., full color photographs with descriptive text, oblong quarto glossy color boards. Scarce. Sponsored by HEB Grocery.

$100.00

ALWAYS ON TUESDAY - One Hundred Years of Music, A History of Tuesday Musical Club 1901 - 2001

By Braubach, Marian N.

San Antonio : Tuesday Musical Club, 2000. First Edition. Soft Cover. FINE.. 153pp., index, photographs, 4togreen printed glossy white wraps.

$45.00

SAN ANTONIO DE BEXAR.
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SAN ANTONIO DE BEXAR.

By Teja, Jesus F. de la

Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996. First paperback. Paperback. GOOD. Author's signed presentation on half-title page, 20 halftones, maps, 224pp., index, notes, biblio. Underlining on first 47pp.

$15.00

THE SILVER CRADLE.

By Waugh, Julia Nott.

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1955. First Edition. VERY GOOD/Good. SIGNED with author's presentation to her editor Frank Wardlaw. 160pp., dj price unclipped is age-toned. Story of the Chapel of Miracles and traditions of the Mexican-American people of San Antonio.

$20.00

SAN ANTONIO, A HISTORICAL AND PICTORIAL GUIDE.

By Ramsdell, Charles. SIGNED

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE/very good. 308pp., index, photos, dj very good in mylar cover. Ramsdell used primary source material, clearing away the accumulation of errors surrounding many of the towns historical sites

$12.00

CITY OF MYSTERY AND ROMANCE 15 True Stories From San Antonio's Past

By [SAN ANTONIO]. Bowser, David

1993. Soft Cover. FINE.. SIGNED presentation from author with signed letter laid-in. 41pp., photos, 4to photographic white wraps.

$35.00

AROUND SAN ANTONIO (Images of America Series)

By Newton, Pauline T.

Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 1999. First Edition. Soft Cover. FINE.. 127pp., photos from the 1900s until the early 1960s. Includes historic photos of Alamo Heights first jazz band and many Alamo Heights early schools, Brownie Troop 52 and old busineeses on Broadway. Includes photos of the H. W. Lewis Ranch located in Leaky.

$15.00

THE HARNESS MAKER'S DREAM - Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas

By Kotz, Nick

Fort Worth: TCU, 2013. First Edition. FINE IN FINE DJ. Family tree end sheets, historic photographs,357pp., index. notes, bibliography Author was an investigative reporter for the Washington Post and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in his six previous books. From 1890 Russia to America tells the true story of a young immigrant and his family building a legendary farm and ranch supply business the largest in the Southwest as well as an innovative cattle ranch in nerby Medina county that helped develop modern Texas.

$25.00

THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER

By Noonan-Guerra, Mary Ann

San Antonio River Authority, 1978. First Edition. Soft Cover. FINE.. 68pp., bibliography, photos, 4to wraps, illustrted with Robert Onderdonk color painting.

$15.00

THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF THE MENGER HOTEL

By [SAN ANTONIO]. Williams, Docia Schultz

Plano: Republic of Texas Press, 2000. First Edition. Soft Cover. FINE.. 295pp., index, sources, photos. Residents, menus, famous dishes, Richard King, Teddy Roosevelt Bar, Militia Balls, the Menger Years, the Kampmann Years, the Moody Years, history of the famous hotel on Alamo Plaza.

$10.00

FESTIVALS OF SAN ANTONIO.

By Leeper, John.

San Antonio : Trinity University Press, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. VERY GOOD IN FINE DJ.. Full page color paintings by Caroline Shelton, 37pp., bibliography, biographical material on the artist and author, oblong 4to, dj in mylar cover. Gilt-stamped emerald cloth. Previous owner's presentation otherwise a fine copy. Information on Battle of Flowers Parade, A Night in Old San Antonio, Pilgrimmage to the Alamo, Fiesta Arts Fair, Blessing of the Animals, Mariachi Mass, Los Posadas and other events.

$12.00

THE BUSINESSES THAT BUILT SAN ANTONIO.

By Odom, Marianne & Gaylon F. Young.

Living Legacies, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE . 192pp., bib., many historic photos, 4to. Lacks dj. Includes Lucchese Boot Company

$20.00

CROWN JEWEL OF TEXAS.

By Fisher, Lewis.

San Antonio : Maverick, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE IN VERY GOOD DJ.. Old & new photos, 117pp., index, biblio, oblong 4to, price unclipped dj with wrinkle on back. No names.

$15.00

A PLACE IN TIME: A PICTORIAL VIEW OF SAN ANTONIO'S PAST.

By McLemore, David.

San Antonio: Express News, 1980. First Edition. Soft Cover. VERY GOOD. . 146 photos, 4to color wraps.

$15.00

Route of Cabea de Vaca III B

By Coopwood, Bethel

Austin: TSHA, 1900. First Edition. Paperback. Good. Volume iv, July, No. 1. 1-69pp. Lower wrap detached, text uncut. Other essays include A Retrospect of San Antonio by Mrs. Emily B. Cooley and Reminiscences of Judge Edwin Waller.

$35.00

San Antonio

By Gilbert, John W.;Pistolesi, Andrea

Italy: Bonechi Editore, 1994. Soft cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12. 63pp. plus color map. Crease in front corner otherwise a fine unused copy.

$6.00