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Pingenot Auction, Lot 369

369. [DOBIE, J. FRANK]. Lot of 18 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

BODE, Winston. A Portrait of Pancho.... Austin: Pemberton, 1965. Photographic portraits and illustrations. Cloth. Very fine in laminated d.j. Signed by author.
         First edition.

DOBIE, J. Frank. Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver. Boston: Little, Brown, 1939. Illustrations by Tom Lea. Terracotta cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition. Adams, Guns 599: "Fascinating book on lost mines..." Basic Texas Books 45n. Dykes, Lea 126. McVicker A7a(2). Pingenot: A sequel to Coronado’s People, focusing on New Mexico, Arizona, and Sonora, this fine book is lavishly illustrated in color and black and white by Tom Lea. It is the handsomest collaboration between the two men and one of Dobie’s most enjoyable books. Now scarce in fine condition such as this one.

DOBIE, J. Frank. Books and Christmas. Dallas, n.d.

Reprinted from Southwest Review, Winter 1951. Wrappers.
         Christmas keepsake from the Dobies for 1950. Very scarce.

DOBIE, J. Frank. Cow People. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1964. Photographic illustrations. Cloth. Very fine in d.j.
         First edition. Adams, Guns 601. McVicker A18a. Reese, Six Score 31. Pingenot: Dobie’s last book published during his lifetime. He received the advanced copy from his publisher on the day he died. Contains biographical accounts of cowmen such as Ab Blocker, Charles Goodnight, etc.

[DOBIE, J. FRANK]. Dobie and Christmas. Broadside.

DOBIE, J. Frank. Hunting Cousin Sally. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, n.d. Reprinted from Southwest Review, Summer 1963. Cover illustration by William D. Wittliff. Wrappers.
         Christmas keepsake from the Dobies, 1963. Scarce.

DOBIE, J. Frank. J. Frank Dobie on Libraries. Austin: William R. Holman [for H.R.C.], [1970]. Small 4to. Near mint in original stiff printed wrappers.
         Limited edition (100 copies). Pingenot: Originally published in the Cotulla Record for March 3, 1950 under the heading "J. Frank Dobie plugs for LaSalle County Library," this piece was written for Mrs. Isabel Gaddis when she served as Chairman of the LaSalle County Library Board. This is the first printing in facsimile of Dobie’s 1950 letter to Mrs. Gaddis.

DOBIE, J. Frank. Man, Bird, and Beast. Austin: Texas Folklore Society, III, 1924. Original printed wrappers. Very fine copy.
         First edition. Contains an essay by Dobie, "Legends of Wichita Country" by Betty Smedley, "Ranch Remedios" by Frost Woodhull, etc. Basic Texas Books 203-8. McVicker B11.

DOBIE, J. Frank. The Mustangs. Boston: Little, Brown, 1952. Color frontispiece, illustrations. Tan and blue pictorial cloth. Very fine copy in a very good first edition d.j.
         First edition. Adams, Herd 696. Dobie & Dykes, 44 & 44 66: "Rated by many as the best of Dobie’s books." Graff 1100. McVicker A14 a(3). Reese, Six Score 33: "Certainly the best book on range horses, with much on cattle work....Many feel this to be one of Dobie’s best books."

DOBIE, J. Frank. Out of the Old Rock: A Gallery of Uncommon Personalities Whose Lives Warmed the Heart and Furnished the Memory of One of the Best-Loved Storytellers of the Great American Southwest. Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, 1955. Paper over boards. Fine in d.j.
         First edition.

DOBIE, J. Frank. Puro Mexicano. Austin: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1935. Original cloth with pictorial paisano on front cover. Fine.
         First edition. Basic Texas Books 203.

DOBIE, J. Frank. Puro Mexicano. Austin: Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1935. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Very good.
         First edition. Basic Texas Books 203.

DOBIE, J. Frank. The Voice of the Coyote. Boston: 1949. Illustrations. Cloth. Fine in chipped d.j.
         First edition. Dobie, p. 167: "Not only on the coyote but his effect on human imagination and ecological relationships...many tales from factual trappers as well as from Mexican and Indian folk. This is a strange book in some ways. If the author had quit at the end of the first chapter...he still would have said something." McVicker A12 a(1).

DOBIE, J. Frank. Wild and Free. Austin: Privately published, 1952. 3 pp. Original gray pictorial wrappers with illustration by Gutzon Borglum. Contains some pencil notations relating to the text.
         First edition. McVicker D47. Pingenot: A Christmas remembrance extracted from Dobie’s book The Mustangs. "Here’s wishing one and all good hearts and free minds at this Christmas Time! Bertha and Frank Dobie."

DOBIE, Mrs. J. Frank. The Pleasure Frank Dobie Took in Grass. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1972. Illustrations. 4to, wrappers. Fine.
         First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Keepsake Number Two for the Friends of the Texas A&M University Library, 1972. A talk given by Mrs. J Frank Dobie on the presentation of "My Dobie Collection" by Jeff Dykes and Martha Dykes Goldsmith to the University Library, Texas A&M University. Reproduced from Mrs. Dobie’s handwritten manuscript. Introduction by Mr. Jeff Dykes. (2 copies).

DYKES, Jeff C. My Dobie Collection. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1971. Illustrations. Original stiff printed wrappers. Fine.
         First edition. Keepsake Number One, Friends of the Texas A&M University Library. Pingenot: Contains Jeff’s essay on Dobie, his selection of 50 Dobie rarities, and 249 bibliographical entries not in McVicker or Cook bibliographies since many were published after the appearance of these bibs. 2 copies.

DYKES, Jeff C. My Dobie Collection. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1971. Illustrations. Cloth. Very fine.
         First edition, limited edition (#203 of 300 numbered and signed copies). Keepsake Number One, Friends of the Texas A&M University Library. Pingenot: Contains Jeff’s essay on Dobie, his selection of 50 Dobie rarities, and 249 bibliographical entries not in McVicker or Cook bibliographies since many were published after the appearance of these bibs.

TINKLE, Lon. J. Frank Dobie: The Makings of an Ample Mind. Austin: Encino Press, 1968. Photographic illustrations. Original cloth and boards with printed paper label, in publisher’s slipcase. Very fine. Laid in is a "Note to the Reader" explaining the discrepancy in the identities of individuals pictured on pp. 36-37, signed by the publisher. Autographed by the author on the preliminary leaf.
         First edition, limited edition (850 numbered copies). Lutz A25. Whaley 39: "A biography of Texas’s first great literary figure by a distinguished man of letters, Lon Tinkle."

(19 vols.)
($125-300)