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Legends of Texas
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Legends of Texas

By Dobie, J. Frank (editor)

Austin, TX: The Texas folk-Lore Society, 1924. First Edition. Octavo. 279pp. Publications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society. It took Dobie over three years to compile all the legends he could find, from newspaper, manuscripts, other books and of course, the people of Texas. He says this work is not exhaustive and could have used more help in finding other legends and had asked those who read this book to contact him. He records legends of buried treasure and lost mines legends of the supernatural, legends of lovers, pirates and pirate treasure in legend and more. Bound in blue cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, chipping to foot, a few nicks to top and bottom edges, joints and head rubbed. From the library of the R.D. Wardens with their bookplate tipped in. The R. D. and Margaret S. Warden Collection is a collection of materials reflecting the Warden's interest in the art and history of the Western United States. Most of their collection is housed at the UTSA libraries special collections. Internally clean. A very scarce work. (McVickers-B3-a; Dykes-p.14-#8).

$175.00

Out of The Original Rock

By Dobie, J. Frank

Denver: Brand Book of the Denver Posse, 1963. First Edition. Octavo. 10 pages. folded map. A remarkable man who fought for the Confederacy, served in the Texas State Legislature, required prisons to teach a man a trade, and in general did not believe in courts. He said: any man who can't defend his own property, his honor and his own ideas with his own rifle does not deserve to have property, honor or rights." When he was defrauded he went after the banker involved with an old octagon-barrelled rifle. Up to then the banker had always trusted in lawyers, suddenly he wrote out a check for the $25,000 that McGehee had been swindled out of. A small but fine story of Texas individualism told with the skill for which J. Frank Dobie was so well known.

$35.00

Weather Wisdom of the Texas-Mexican Border
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Weather Wisdom of the Texas-Mexican Border

By Dobie, J. Frank

[Austin, Texas]: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1923. Octavo. Number II, reprinted from Pubications of the Texas Folk-Lore Society, 13pp., bound in tan printed wraps, A fine copy. [see McVickers D2].

$95.00

The Roadrunner in Fact and Folk-Lore
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The Roadrunner in Fact and Folk-Lore

By Dobie, J. Frank (Christmas Greeting)

[Texas]: Texas Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, 1939. Octavo. Inscribed and signed by Dobie's wife Bertha as a Christmas gift. 31pp. Reprinted from In The Shadow of History, the 1939 publication of the Texas Folk-Lore Society, bound in pale blue pictorial wraps printed and decorated in dark bbue, some toning to edges. A very good copy. [McVickers, D26].

$120.00

Books and Christmas (A Christmas gift)
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Books and Christmas (A Christmas gift)

By Dobie, J. Frank

Dallas, Texas: Southwest Review, 1950. Octavo. A Christmas gift- With wishes to you for/a good Christmas and good books/ Bertha and Frank Dobie/1950. Reprinted from the Winter, 1951 issue of Southwest Review,.8pp. bound in light green paper wraps printed in dark green. Only minor light fading to edges.

$25.00

Tales and Rhymes of a Texas Household
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Tales and Rhymes of a Texas Household

By Dobie, Bertha McKee

Austin, Tx;: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1927. Octavo. 49p. From the library of Mrs. J. Frank Dobie,[Bertha McKee Dobie] with her address plate. This was reprinted from the Texas and Southwestern Lore, publication number VI in 1927. Bound in tan wraps printed in black, chip to lower front corner, early clear tape mend to spine. A good copy of this scarce booklet.

$70.00

The Growth of a Nation, the United States of America (J. Frank Dobie's Copy, with Facsimilie Letter from Publisher to Dobie)
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The Growth of a Nation, the United States of America (J. Frank Dobie's Copy, with Facsimilie Letter from Publisher to Dobie)

By Barker, Eugene; W. E. Dodd; W.P. Webb

New York; (1928): Row, Peterson & Company. First Edition. Octavo. xi [I], 687, xxxvi p. Dorothy Sloan's copy lacked the facsimile letter to Dobie and books had bumped corners. This copy has Dobie's ownership signature on the front fly leaf and the following facsimilie letter to Dobie from the publisher on their letterhead: "Mr. J. Frank Dobie, Austin, Texas, Dear Sir, You may know some one who is interested in the enclosed form letter we are sending out. If so will you please hand it to them? No doubt you heard that 'the Growth of a Nation' was adopted for Texas a few weeks ago. We are certainly indebted to you for the assistance you gave us. That Dallas News review made a favorable impression all over Texas. Wtih best wishes, I am, very cordially yours, Paul W. Barnett, Texas Representative, Row, Peterson." Dobie's review calls this textbook "the first history of the United States in which that part of the country west of the Mississippi.....has been equally recognized as constituting an important part of this Nation." It pleased Dobie that this history included the importance of the Chisholm Trail, Circuit Riding Preachers, cowboys, packeries, and rangers as well as the social and economic causes of the Mexican War. A remarkable item that without Dobie might not have been the textbook for a generation of Texans. Bound in dark Blue cloth lettered and decorated in orange, spine lettering orange, with news clipping mounted to endpapers of Dobie's review. A very nice copy.

$250.00

J.Frank Dobie, The Makings of an Ample Mind
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J.Frank Dobie, The Makings of an Ample Mind

By Tinkle, Lon

Austin: The Encino Press, 1968. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to 850 copies numbered and signed by the author, 57pp., to the reader laid in before colophon, bound in pale gray paper covered boards backed in black cloth, paper spine label, in original mylar torn and chipped, housed in publisher's very good slipcase.

$125.00

Rocky Mountain Trees. A Handbook of the Native Species with Plates and Distribution Maps
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Rocky Mountain Trees. A Handbook of the Native Species with Plates and Distribution Maps

By Preston, Richard J. Jr.

Ames, Iowa: The Iowa State College Press, 1940. First Edition. Octavo. Inscribed by J. Frank Dobie to his brother as a birthday gift. lix, 285, lxxxi pp.illsutrated, bound in green cloth pictorially stamped in brown and yellow, spine lettering brown over yellow.

$175.00

Frank Dobie: Man and Friend
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Frank Dobie: Man and Friend

By Yarborough, Ralph W.

Washington, D.C.: Potomac Corral, The Westerners, 1967. First Edition. Octavo. The Great Western Series No. 1, Limited to 250 copies signed by the author and by Jeff Dykes, 16pp., with a foreword by Jeff Dykes, illustrated, bound in light tan paper covered boards lettered and decorated in dark brown. A lovely copy, nearly fine. The Potomac Corral of the Westerners was founded in 1955. It was an organization of men who meet once a month during most of the year for dinner and fellowship and to discuss topics related to the American West with organizations around the world.

$45.00

Hunting Cousin Sally
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Hunting Cousin Sally

By Dobie, J. Frank

[Austin, Texas, 1963]. Octavo. A Christmas Keepsake. Bertha and Frank Dobie. 14pp., Reprinted from the Southwest Review, Summer, 1963, Southern Methodist University Press, Dallas, Texas. Bound in blue pictorial wraps stamped in bright blue designed by William D. Wittliff. Near fine with just a hint of toning to edges of covers. [McVicker, D84].

$25.00

Ella Byler Dobie, and Christmas
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Ella Byler Dobie, and Christmas

By Dobie, J. Frank

The American Statesman, Sunday, Dec. 24, 1961. 8 1/2" x 15" Signed by Dobie "Cheerio!/ J. Frank Dobie/Jan/1962. Reprinted from The American-Statesman Sunday, Dec. 24, 1961. A very nice remembrance of Dobie's mother at Christmas, growing up on a farm, the gifts he received and thoughts of those family friends of past. Dobie's mother passed away Nov. 1948. [McVicker-D78].

$65.00

The Seven Mustangs [with Note in Dobie's hand]
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The Seven Mustangs [with Note in Dobie's hand]

By Dobie, J. Frank

[Austin, The Adams Publication] 1948. Octavo. A Christmas Remembrance from Bertha and Frank Dobie. A new printing of the address made at the unveiling of A.P. Procter's monument. Notes below title in Dobie's hand referring to the address change and dated May 31, 1948 Staple bound in green pictorial paper wraps lettered in black, A few minor nicks to rear panel. Very good. [McVicker, D39b].

$55.00

A Plot of Earth
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A Plot of Earth

By Dobie, J. Frank

[Dallas ?, 1953]. Octavo. A Christmas keepsake, Bertha and Frank Dobie. (1), 12pp., Reprinted from Southwest Review, Spring, 1953, Dallas, Texas. Bound in buff stapled paper wraps, design simulating leather, lettered in brown. Previous owner's name. Near Fine.

$20.00

A Plot of Earth
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A Plot of Earth

By Dobie, J. Frank

Dallas, Texas, Spring, 1953: Southwest Review. Quarto. VOl. XXXVIII, No. 2. pp. 89-100. Bound in green paper wraps lettered in white with yellow wrap around band advertising "Read....the beginning of J.Frank Dobie's autobiography "A Plot of Earth"....in this issue". A near fine copy with a couple of short closed tears to band. (McVicker-C359a). Very scarce.

$55.00

A Schoolteacher in Alpine
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A Schoolteacher in Alpine

By Dobie, J. Frank

[Austin ?, 1962]. Octavo. 11pp., Reprinted from the Southern Review, Autumn, 1962, Dallas, Texas. A Christmas Keepsake. "It's Christmas Time....Bertha and Frank Dobie. On Waller Creek, Austin, Texas, 1962". Staple bound in green paper wraps lettered in dark green. A fine copy. [McVicker, D82].

$25.00

Wild and Free
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Wild and Free

By Dobie, J. Frank

[Austin], 1952. Octavo. [1], 3pp., cover illustration by Gutzon Borglum. Text from The Mustangs. A Christmas Remembrance "Here's wishing one and all good hearts and fee minds at this Christmas Time! Bertha and Frank Dobie, 1952" Staple bound in gray paper wraps stamped in black. A fine, bright copy. [McVicker, D47.

$25.00

The Pleasure Frank Dobie Took in Grass
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The Pleasure Frank Dobie Took in Grass

By Dobie, Mrs. J. Frank

Texas. 1972: The Texas A & M University Press. Quarto. Limited edition of 500 copies. A talk given by Mrs. J. Frank Dobie on the presentation of "MY Dobie Collection" by Jeff Dykes and Martha Dykes Goldsmith to the University Library, Texas A&M University. Herewith reproduced from Mrs. Dobie's handwritten manuscript. Introduction by Mr. Jeff Dykes, 8pp. bound in stapled pictorial tan paper covered boards stamped in brown. Just a hint of faint foxing to edges otherwise a near fine bright copy.

$45.00

His Looks and My Ways Would Hang Any Man
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His Looks and My Ways Would Hang Any Man

By Dobie, J. Frank

Waller Creek, Austin Texas , Christmas 1956: Np. Octavo. Inscribed by Dobie. A Christmas greeting reprinted from Southwest Review, Summer, 1956, Dallas, Texas. 15pp., staple bound in yellow wraps printed in red. A very nice, scarce Dobie item.

$85.00

Bigfoot Wallace and the Hickory Nuts
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Bigfoot Wallace and the Hickory Nuts

By Dobie, J. Frank

Austin, Texas Christmas, 1936: Np. Limited Edition. Octavo. A Christmas Greeting, limited to only 300 copies signed, and the type destroyed. 7pp., bound in cream color wraps lettered and decorated in red and black. A fine copy, locating only one copy at auction since 1984. [see McVicker D19].

$120.00

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