Texas & the American West

[Texas] [Illustrated] [Signed] Langford, JO & Fred Gipson; Big Bend: A Homesteader’s Story; Austin, TX; 1955; UT Press; Octavo (9 x 6 inches); 159 pages; second printing. Profusely illustrated and inscribed on the half title page by Gipson this is the story of the Langford family and its homestead on Texas final frontier: Big Bend country. Light brown cloth hardcover in about good condition, with a red illustration on the front board and red text on the spine; a bit of rubbing to boards; light shelf wear and dust-spotting; moderate bumping to unbound corners and spine extremes. Binding is tight and square; illustrated endpapers are clean; interior is very clean, with just an occasional dust-spot. Author s inscription is the only mark. Pictorial jacket is about good(-), now protected in archival cover; rubbing and soiling; some open tearing; wear to edges; unclipped: front flap bears $3.50 original price. A very scarce collectible for the collector of Texana. $175.