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AUCTION 22

 


#8 of 50 Special Copies—”Adobe” Boards


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116.     [CISNEROS, José (illustrator)]. FUGATE, Francis. The Spanish Heritage of the Southwest. Drawings by José Cisneros. Text by Francis Fugate. El Paso: Carl Hertzog [and] Texas Western Press, 1952. [35] pp., 12 full-page illustrations and map by José Cisneros. 4to (35 x 23.5 cm), original red cloth over “adobe” boards. Very fine in grey board slipcase with illustration leaf pasted onto upper cover of case. Signed by Cisneros and Hertzog and with announcement laid in.

     First edition, limited deluxe edition (525 copies; #8 of 50 copies printed on tan Ticonderoga paper, and one of 24 copies with first drawing hand colored by Cisneros). Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Cisneros 76). Lowman, Printing Arts in Texas, pp. 19, 53; Printer at the Pass 78A: “This book was the first publication of the Texas Western Press at what is now The University of Texas at El Paso. The text was printed at the college press from Centaur and Arrighi type handset by students under Hertzog’s direction…. The cover paper of this particular volume was obtained by making prints from an adobe—the native building material of the Southwest. The mud, straw, and pebbles created a texture reflecting the Spanish influence.” Includes a chapter and Cisneros illustration on “The Coming of the Cattle.”

($400-800)

Sold. Hammer: $400.00; Price Realized: $480.00

Auction 22 Abstracts

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