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Pingenot Auction, Lot 374

374. [FORTS: WESTERN]. Lot of 16 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

AGNEW, Brad. Fort Gibson: Terminal on the Trail of Tears. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1980]. Illustrations. Cloth. Very fine copy in d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: Established on the Grand River in 1824, Fort Gibson was the first and perhaps the most important military outpost in the Indian Territory. This is the story of the relocation of the Eastern tribes and the resulting turbulence as observed through letters, official reports, newspapers, and personal accounts of those who served at or lived near the post. Now out-of-print.

BEARSS, Edwin C. and A. M. Gibson. Fort Smith: Little Gibraltar on the Arkansas. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1969]. Illustrations, maps. Cloth. Owner’s name on front free endpaper. Fine in d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: The story of Fort Smith, repeatedly abandoned and reoccupied for fifty years, until it became known as the Belle Point Phoenix, the fort that "refused to die." This book relates the history of this famous old garrison from its establishment in 1817 until it became a National Historic Site in 1961.

BRISTOW, Joseph Q. Tales of Old Fort Gibson: Memories Along the Trail to Yesterday of the Oklahoma Indian Territory and the Old South. New York: Exposition Press, [1961]. Cloth. Fine in somewhat chipped and worn d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: A collection of warm and vivid stories of Oklahoma and other southwestern sections of the country at the turn of the century.

BROWN, Dee. Fort Phil Kearny: An American Saga. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, [1962]. Endpaper maps, illustrations. Original two-color cloth. Very fine in d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: The story of Col. Henry B. Carrington’s assignment to command the Mountain District in 1866 with orders to build two forts on the Bozeman Trail and the violent reaction to the Sioux, the debacle of the Fetterman massacre, etc.

EMMETT, Chris. Fort Union and the Winning of the Southwest. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1965]. 16 pages of photographs, 7 maps. Cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition. Rittenhouse 187: "The best book to date on this famous SFT fort....An understanding of the role of Fort Union is essential for any appreciation of the military importance of the Trail." Pingenot: From 1851 until it closed in 1891, Fort Union was the center of all military operations in New Mexico Territory.

FRAZER, Robert W. Forts and Supplies: The Role of the Army in the Economy of the Southwest 1846-1861. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1983. Cloth. Fine in d.j.

FRAZER, Robert W. Forts of the West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965. Cloth. Fine.
         Third edition. Pingenot: A systematic listing of all presidios and military forts west of the Mississippi from the time of the first Spanish settlements to 1898. The posts are arranged alphabetically within the boundaries of the present states. A map for each state shows the location of the forts. Information includes date of establishment, location, reason for establishing, rank and military unit of person establishing the post, origin of post name, date of abandonment, etc. A worthwhile reference.

HARPER, Frank B. Fort Union and Its Neighbors on the Upper Missouri: A Chronological Record of Events. Compliments of the Great Northern Railway, [ca. 1920]. Illustrations. 8vo, original paper wrappers. Fine.

HUNT, Elvid. History of Fort Leavenworth 1827-1927. Fort Leavenworth: General Service Schools Press, 1926. Illustrations, maps (some folding). Original dark blue cloth, gilt title on cover and spine. Some wear and spotting to front cover. Very good.
         First edition. Preface by Edward L. King. Howes H800. Tutorow 3160. Pingenot: Fine history of the fort from its founding in 1827, its role in guarding the Santa Fe Trail and fort from its founding in 1827.

HUNT, Elvid and Walter E. Lorence. History of Fort Leavenworth 1827-1927. Fort Leavenworth: Command and General Staff School Press, 1937. Illustrations, maps (some folding). Original red cloth, gilt title on cover and spine. Very fine.
         Second edition. Preface by Charles M. Bundel. Howes H800. Tutorow 3160. Pingenot: This second edition has been brought up to date by Captain Walter E. Lorence. Fine history of the fort from its founding in 1827.

NYE, W. S. Carbine & Lance. The Story of Old Fort Sill. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969. Frontispiece, illustrations. Cloth. Fine in d.j.
         Centennial edition (third edition revised).

STANLEY, F. [Crocchiola, Francis L. Stanley]. Fort Craig. Pampa, Texas: Pampa Print Shop, [1963]. Map. Cloth. Fine. Presentation inscribed.
         First edition.

STANLEY, F. [Crocchiola, Francis L. Stanley]. Fort Bascom: Comanche-Kiowa Barrier. Pampa: [Pampa Print Shop, 1961]. Cloth. Fine in d.j. Autographed by the author.
         First edition.

The Story of Old Fort Hayes by Eye Witnesses Including the Widow of Buffalo Bill, Mrs. Geo. A. Custer, Mrs. Josephine Middlekauff, C. J. Bascom...and Others. Hays: Fort Hayes Frontier Park Committee, n.d. Photographic illustrations. Wrappers. Very good.

WHARFIELD, H. B. Fort Yuma on the Colorado River. [El Cajon: Privately published, 1968]. Illustrations, maps. Original pictorial stiff printed wrappers. Short non-authorial inscription on title-page. Very fine.
         First edition.

WHARFIELD, H. B. With Scouts and Cavalry at Fort Apache. Tucson: Arizona Pioneer’s Historical Society, 1965. Photographic illustrations. Cloth. Fine. 3 copies.

(18 vols.)
($200-550)