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353. [BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCE: TEXAS]. Lot of 26 titles, including the following:
AGATHA, Sister Mary. Texas Prose Writing. A
Readers Digest. Dallas: Banks, Upshaw, . xx
 168 pp., illustrations. 8vo, original maroon cloth.
Near fine in fine d.j. Laid in is an a.l.s. dated July 11,
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
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 clerks 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.  pp., illustrations. Very
Limited edition (#7 of 100). 211 items listed.
DAVID, C. Dorman (bookseller). Catalogue No. 6.
Texas. Houston, 1964.  pp., facsimiles. 8vo, green
cloth, gilt spine.
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, . 220 pp.,
illustrations. 8vo, original ecru printed wrappers,
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. +  12 pp. Photocopies of typescript lists in a
(Goes with Eberstadt Catalogue 162).
[GILLIAM, Frank]. Biblia-A-Biblia: Texana.
Austin: Idolon Book Shop, n.d. 6 pp. 12mo, wrappers.
JENKINS, John H. Basic Texas Books....
Austin: Jenkins Publishing Company, 1983. xi  648 
pp., illustrations. Large 8vo, original cloth, leather
label. Mint in publishers slipcase. Signed
presentation copy to Ben Pingenot from John
First edition, limited edition (85 copies signed by Jenkins and William R. Holman). This copy numbered "Ben Pingenots Copy."
JENKINS, John H. Basic Texas Books....
Revised edition. Austin: Texas State Historical
Association, . xii  648  pp., illustrations.
8vo, cloth. Very fine in d.j. Signed presentation copy to
Ben Pingenot from John
JENKINS, John H. Cracker Barrel Chronicles: A
Bibliography of Texas Towns and County Histories.
Austin: Pemberton Press, 1965.  xv  509  pp.
Thick 8vo, cloth. Fine in
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
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.  pp. 8vo, wrappers. With
card "Seasons Greetings from Maureen & John
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.
 pp., facsimiles. 8vo, cloth with original green stiff
paper wrappers bound in.
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  594 pp. 8vo, cloth. Very fine in d.j.
LOWMAN, Al. Printing Arts in Texas.
[Austin]: Roger Beacham Publisher, 1975.  107  pp.,
profusely illustrated by Barbara Holman. Tall folio, cloth
with printed paper label. A mint copy of a beautiful book.
Signed by William
Limited edition (395 copies).
McMURTRIE, Douglas C. Pioneer Printing in
Texas. Austin: 1932. 28 pp., facsimiles. 8vo, original
printed wrappers. Very
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 publishers
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.  pp., illustrations. 4to, cloth over
boards. Mint in
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
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 Taylors 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
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  158  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  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.  89 pp. 8vo, cloth. Some fading to spine,
else fine in original printed
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, . 94 pp., frontispiece
portrait. 8vo, cloth. Mint in
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
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
WINKLER, Ernest W. "The Vandale Collection of Texana," in The Southwestern Historical Quarterly LIV, no. 1 (July 1950): 27-61. Fine.