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Pingenot Auction, Lot 353

353. [BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCE: TEXAS]. Lot of 26 titles, including the following:

AGATHA, Sister Mary. Texas Prose Writing. A Reader’s Digest. Dallas: Banks, Upshaw, [1936]. xx [2] 168 pp., illustrations. 8vo, original maroon cloth. Near fine in fine d.j. Laid in is an a.l.s. dated July 11, 1964 to B.E.P.
         First edition. Pingenot: A still useful bibliographical reference on Texas books with informative, entertaining commentary on both fiction and nonfiction. There is an interesting chapter on "Cowboy Experiences and Settlers’ Reminiscences."

CASTAÑEDA, Carlos Eduardo. A Report on the Spanish Archives in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio: Yanaguana Society, 1937. 167 pp. 8vo, original cloth. Fine.
         First edition, limited edition (#274 of 500 copies). Basic Texas Books 222: "An indexed listing of over two thousand Spanish records in the San Antonio county clerk’s office. Since San Antonio de Bexar acted for a century as the capital of the province of Texas many of these records relate to the whole of settled Texas."

DANIEL, Price, Jr. (bookseller). An Analysis of C. W. Raines’ Bibliography of Texas. Waco: Price Daniel Jr. Bookseller, 1962. [56] pp., illustrations. Very fine. Slipcase.
         Limited edition (#7 of 100). 211 items listed.

DAVID, C. Dorman (bookseller). Catalogue No. 6. Texas. Houston, 1964. [120] pp., facsimiles. 8vo, green cloth, gilt spine. Inscribed.
         First edition. 130 items listed.

EBERSTADT, Edward, & Sons. Catalogue 162, Texas, being a Collection of Rare & Important Books & Manuscripts Relating to the Lone Star State.... New York: Edward Eberstadt & Sons, [1963]. 220 pp., illustrations. 8vo, original ecru printed wrappers, laminated.
         First edition. With a 5-page introduction by Archibald Hanna. Basic Texas Books B80: "Contains 950 of the rarest Texas books, pamphlets, and imprints, with detailed commentaries." Pingenot: These range from the early period of Spanish exploration through Mexican colonization, revolution, and statehood. Contains many facsimiles of title-pages, etc. Probably the finest catalog of Texas original sources ever produced, describing 950 choice items from the Spanish to the U.S. period.

[EBERSTADT]. Texas: A Selective Index to Eberstadt Catalogue 162 + Newberry-Graff Sale Index. 52 pp. + [1] 12 pp. Photocopies of typescript lists in a manila folder.
         (Goes with Eberstadt Catalogue 162).

[GILLIAM, Frank]. Biblia-A-Biblia: Texana. Austin: Idolon Book Shop, n.d. 6 pp. 12mo, wrappers. Fine.
         Limited edition.

JENKINS, John H. Basic Texas Books.... Austin: Jenkins Publishing Company, 1983. xi [3] 648 [4] pp., illustrations. Large 8vo, original cloth, leather label. Mint in publisher’s slipcase. Signed presentation copy to Ben Pingenot from John Jenkins.
         First edition, limited edition (85 copies signed by Jenkins and William R. Holman). This copy numbered "Ben Pingenot’s Copy."

JENKINS, John H. Basic Texas Books.... Revised edition. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, [1988]. xii [2] 648 [2] pp., illustrations. 8vo, cloth. Very fine in d.j. Signed presentation copy to Ben Pingenot from John Jenkins.
         Revised edition.

JENKINS, John H. Cracker Barrel Chronicles: A Bibliography of Texas Towns and County Histories. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1965. [2] xv [15] 509 [3] pp. Thick 8vo, cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition. Foreword by Dorman Winfrey.

JENKINS, John H. Printer in Three Republics: A Bibliography of Samuel Bangs. Austin: 1981. 190 pp., frontispiece. 8vo, original cloth. Mint in original clear plastic d.j.
         First edition. 573 annotated entries on Bangs, first printer in Texas, in three Mexican states, and west of the Louisiana Purchase.

JENKINS, John H. The Saga of Samuel Bangs. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1981. [12] pp. 8vo, wrappers. With card "Season’s Greetings from Maureen & John Jenkins."
         Limited edition (450 copies).

JENKINS, John H. Texas History: One Thousand Rare Books: With Additional Sections on Texas Maps, Photographs, and Manuscripts and a Selection on the Mexican War. Catalogue 127. Austin: Jenkins Company, 1980. [270] pp., facsimiles. 8vo, cloth with original green stiff paper wrappers bound in. Fine.
         First edition.

KIELMAN, Chester V. The University of Texas Archives. A Guide to the Historical Manuscripts Collections in the University of Texas Library. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967. xxix [3] 594 pp. 8vo, cloth. Very fine in d.j.

LOWMAN, Al. Printing Arts in Texas. [Austin]: Roger Beacham Publisher, 1975. [2] 107 [3] pp., profusely illustrated by Barbara Holman. Tall folio, cloth with printed paper label. A mint copy of a beautiful book. Signed by William Holman.
         Limited edition (395 copies).

McMURTRIE, Douglas C. Pioneer Printing in Texas. Austin: 1932. 28 pp., facsimiles. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Very good.
         First edition, limited edition (200 copies). Pingenot: This is one of the first scholarly studies of early printing and printers in Texas.

RAINES, C. W. A Bibliography of Texas...Relating to Texas in Print and Manuscript since 1536.... [Houston: Frontier Press, 1955]. xvi, 268 pp. 8vo, cloth. Very good in somewhat soiled publisher’s slipcase.
         Pingenot: The facsimile of the 1896 original, the pioneer work of Texas bibliography and still useful today.

REESE, William S. Six Score: The 120 Best Books on the Range Cattle Industry. New Haven: William Reese Company, 1989. [96] pp., illustrations. 4to, cloth over boards. Mint in d.j.
         Revised edition. Pingenot: Best edition with revisions, corrections, additional information, and an added essay.

SPELL, Lota M. Pioneer Printer: Samuel Bangs in Mexico and Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1963. xii, 230 pp., facsimiles. 8vo, cloth. Fine to mint copy. Laid in is a post card from the author, dated Sept. 29, 1964, to Ben E. Pingenot concerning a unique copy of a Bangs imprint.
         First edition. Basic Texas Books B181: "The appendices to this fine biography include a preliminary checklist of 359 Bangs imprints." Harvard Guide to American History. Pingenot: Bangs, with his press, came to Texas with the Mina Expedition in 1817. His imprints struck at Galveston Island and then at the mouth of the Rio Grande are the first examples of printing in Texas. Taken prisoner by the Mexicans at Soto la Marina, Bangs set up his press in Monterey where he issued the first imprints in northern Mexico. He returned to Texas in 1830 and at the outbreak of the Mexican War was with Taylor’s army at Corpus Christi and then Brownsville.

TALIAFERRO, Henry G., et al. Cartographic Sources in the Rosenberg Library. College Station: Texas A&M for Rosenberg Library, 1988. xii, 234 pp., color frontispiece, 4 color plates, illustrations. 8vo, cloth. Mint in d.j.
         First edition. 558 annotated entries recording works written by people living on the U.S. frontier before 1800, excluding Jesuit relations, Spanish Southwest, and Canada.

TAYLOR, W. Thomas. Texfake: An Account of the Theft and Forgery of Early Texas Printed Documents. Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991. xix [1] 158 [2] pp. Plates. 8vo, cloth over pictorial boards. New. Signed.
         First edition. Pingenot: Printed by letterpress. Long awaited story of the who, how, and where the fakes of fabulous Texas documents came on the market, told by the dealer who, himself a victim, brought the truth out in the open.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. Texana at the University of Texas: An Exhibition.... [Austin: University of Texas,] 1962. 42 [2] pp., illustrations. Oblong 8vo, wrappers. Fine. Laid in is a list of "Collectors of Texana."

WALLACE, John Melton. Gaceta to Gazette: A Check List of Texas Newspapers, 1813-1846. Austin: Dept. of Journalism Development Program, The University of Texas, 1966. [4] 89 pp. 8vo, cloth. Some fading to spine, else fine in original printed boards.
         First edition. Pingenot: An annotated bibliography of Texas newspapers, with their locations, names of publishers, and list of collections. A useful work that furnishes brief histories and notes on over 100 early Texas newspapers and a checklist of newspapermen.

WEBB, Walter Prescott. Talks on Texas Books: A Collection of Book Reviews. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, [1970]. 94 pp., frontispiece portrait. 8vo, cloth. Mint in d.j.
         First edition. Compiled and edited with introduction by Llerena Friend. Pingenot: Written between 1923 and 1928 and ranging from whimsical to serious scholarly discussions about books on Texas subjects.

WINKLER, Ernest W. (editor). Check List of Texas Imprints 1846-1860. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1949. xx, 352 pp., frontispiece. 8vo, cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition.

WINKLER, Ernest W. and LERENA B. Friend. Check List of Texas Imprints 1861-1876. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1963. xii, 734 pp., frontispiece. 8vo, cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition.

WINKLER, Ernest W. "The Vandale Collection of Texana," in The Southwestern Historical Quarterly LIV, no. 1 (July 1950): 27-61. Fine.

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