Two vols., 334 & 348 pp., illus., index. Vol. 1, pub. in 1933, is maroon fabricoid, slightly worn on spine ends & edges INSCRIBED to Judge J.M. Deaver of El Paso by McConnell, & noted by subsequent owner that he bought it from Judge Deaver. Vol. 2, which was printed in Palo Pinto in 1939, is in dark green fabricoid & is INSCRIBED to Judge Wm. Sluber of McLennan County. Contents of both books in fine condition. Both volumes are rare & vol. 2 is almost unobtainable. Rich in first hand accounts of Indian encounters, Texas Rangers, history of various West Texas counties, & more. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: THE WEST TEXAS FRONTIER, or, A Descriptive ...
Publisher: Gazette Print
Publication Date: 1933
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Published by the author. Jacksboro., 1933. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition..... This is an example of the exceedingly scarce history of The West Texas Frontier written by Joseph Carroll McConnell and published by him in 1933. Book size a bit larger than 6 by 9 inches with some 334 pages. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AT THE FRONT with the notation 'Limited 1st Ed.'. My review of auction records determined that only four copies of this book have come up for auction in the last twenty years--very scarce indeed. Book is rubbed along the spine edges and the spine top/bottom else clean, unmarked (But for the author signature) and with undamaged hinges. VERY GOOD Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 13713
Book Description Gazette Print, Jacksboro, 1933. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Furthur description of the book from the title page "Containing an Accurate Account of Much Hitherto Unpublished History, Presenting For The First Time In Historic Form a Detailed Description Of Old Forts, Indian Fights And Depredations, Indian Reservations, French And Spanish Activities, And Many Other Interesting Things, and Written From Data, No Less Then Seventy-Five Per Cent Of Which Was Personally Obtained By The Author Directly From Dusty Old Departmental Files And Archives In Washington, D. C., Austin, Texas, And Various County Seats And from Several Hundred Surviving Old Settlers Found All The Way From The Red River To The Rio Grande, And In Other States." Gilt very faded on the spine and some fading on the front board. A few spots on the boards. The corners and the edges are rubbed with the spine tips rubbed and a bit worn. The front hinge is slightly cracked with the webbing a bit exposed. The rear hinge is good. 334 pages. The inside pages look unmarked. Some lower corner creasing from pages 265 to 276. Some black and white plates scattered throughout the pages. Scarce. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 001915