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Pingenot Auction, Lot 333

333. [BASIC TEXAS BOOKS]. Lot of 6 titles, including:

BROWN, John Henry. Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas. Austin: L. E. Daniel, [1896]. 762 pp., photographic portraits. 4to, rebound, gilt lettering on front and spine. Defective copy lacking last leaf of index. Some repairs and wear, blank right margin of title extended. Laid in is an envelope from an Eagle Pass hotel with a penciled note: "Capt. If you will express book to me 312 McKinney Ave, Houston I will have it rebound without cost to you. Yrs. L. E. Daniel."
         First edition. Basic Texas Books 23: "Brown’s most important book, and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early pioneers."

BROWN, John Henry. Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas. Austin: State House Press, 1988. [2] 812 pp., photographic portraits. 4to, blue gilt, gilt lettering. Very fine.
         Reprint of the first edition (Austin, 1896). Basic Texas Books 23: "Brown’s most important book, and one of the best works on Texas Indian fighters and early pioneers."

CARTER, Robert G. On the Border with Mackenzie or Winning West Texas from the Comanches. New York: Antiquarian Press, 1961. [2] xxvi, 580 pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original maroon cloth. Very fine.

Reprint of the first edition (Washington, 1935). Basic Texas Books 25: "One of the best sources on the Federal cavalry campaigns against the Indians in the 1870s."

GREENE, A. C. (editor). The Last Captive: The Lives of Herman Lehmann, Who Was Taken by the Indians as a Boy from His Texas Home & Adopted by Them.... Austin: Encino Press, 1972. xxi [1] 161 pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrations. 8vo, original black morocco over boards with photograph of Lehmann pasted onto upper cover. Mint in publisher’s slipcase.
         First edition, limited edition (#113 of 250 numbered copies, in the special binding and signed by author), with the incorrect photograph of Lehmann on upper cover, "First Edition" on copyright page. Basic Texas Books 124C: "The Lehmann story...gives us a clear and virtually unique insight into the Indian warfare in Texas as it was perceived by the Indians, and into every aspect of Plains Indian culture and daily life....Greene’s version is a triumph of editing and scholarship." Pingenot: The story of Herman Lehmann, who was taken by the Indians as a boy from his Texas home and adopted by them; his career as a warrior with the Apache and Comanche tribes, and his subsequent restoration to his family. Winner of a Texas Institute of Letters Award.

LEE, Nelson. Three Years Among the Comanches: The Narrative of Nelson Lee, The Texan Ranger. Norman: University Oklahoma Press, [1957]. xvi 179 [5] pp. 8vo, paper over boards. Fine in d.j.
         First edition.

RISTER, Carl Coke. Border Captives: The Traffic in Prisoners by Southern Plains Indians 1835-1875. Norman: 1940. xi [1] 220 [4] pp., folding maps, plates. 8vo, original brown gilt pictorial cloth. Fine in fine, laminated d.j.
         First edition. Basic Texas Books 174: "The best analytical account of Texas Indian captivities...it is a sociological study of the effects of this traffic on Indian life as well as on the captives themselves." Pingenot: Story of the traffic in prisoners by Southern Plains Indians 1835-1875 embracing parts of Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Covers the five most war-like tribes: Kiowa, Comanche, Cheyenne, Apache and Arapahoe.

(6 vols.)
($300-600)