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Pingenot Auction, Lot 338

338. [BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCE: ART.] Lot of 5 titles, including the following:

DYKES, Jeff. Fifty Great Western Illustrators: A Bibliographic Checklist. [Flagstaff]: Northland Press, 1975. xiv, 457 pp., illustrations. 4to, cloth. Fine in pictorial d.j. Laid in is Jeff Dykes’ Catalogue 57, Great Western Illustrators, Fall 1985 (32 pp., self-wrappers).
         First edition. Pingenot: Illustrations by the various artists/illustrators covered in the book. A classic bibliography reflecting a lifetime of research.

McCRACKEN, Harold. Frederic Remington, Artist of the Old West. Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott, [1947]. 157 [81] pp., illustrations, 48 (32 color) plates. 4to, original cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition.

STEINFELDT, Cecilia. Art for History’s Sake: The Texas Collection of the Witte Museum. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, [1993]. xxvi, [32] 356 pp., 58 color and 286 black and white illustrations. 4to, cloth. Mint in pictorial d.j. Autographed on the title-page by the author.
         First edition. Introduction by William H. Goetzmann. Pingenot: The author, recognized as the dean of Texas art historians, adds in this book a new dimension to the greater field of American art. Covering the period from 1845 to 1945, and arranged in encyclopedia format, Steinfeldt’s impressive book covers the period from 1845 to 1945. The Witte collection is rich in 19th-century Texas paintings and this book is destined to become the standard survey of historical art in Texas.

TYLER, Ron. Prints of the West: Prints from the Library of Congress. Golden: Fulcrum Publishing, 1994. viii [2] 197 pp. 50 black and white and 50 color illustrations. 4to, cloth. Mint in colorful pictorial d.j. Presentation inscribed on the half title "To Ben/ best wishes/ Ron Tyler/ March 2, 1995."
         First edition. Pingenot: Beginning with the first lithograph printed in Philadelphia in 1819, Tyler traces the fascinating history of lithography and its role in popularizing images of the West. An important work that brings together for the first time the magnificent collection of early Western prints housed by the Library of Congress.

WEATHERFORD, R. M., Inc. Catalog 70: Charles M. Russell Collection of Karl Yost. Southworth: R. M. Weatherford, [1988]. v [1] 139 pp., illustrations. 4to, pictorial wrappers. Fine.
         First edition.

(5 vols.)
($150-300)