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Pingenot Auction, Lot 251

251. PORTER, Eugene. San Elizario. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1973. 100 pp., illustrated by José Cisneros. 4to, original half brown morocco over vellum, spine gilt-lettered and with raised bands. Very fine.
         First edition, limited edition (#3 of 50 copies, each of which contains an original signed drawing by José Cisneros). Lowman, Printing Arts in Texas, p. 42: "San Elizario, past and present, is expertly captured...far and away the finest production issued from the Pemberton Press." Pingenot: The history of San Elizario mission and area near El Paso since the 16th century. A few remaining copies of the limited edition, saved back by the publisher, were destroyed in the disastrous fire on Christmas Eve, 1985.
($
150-300)