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417. [PUNITIVE EXPEDITION]. Lot of 15 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:
An Account of the Mexican Border Service of the 74th Infantry, N.G.U.S., 3d N.Y. Field Artillery, N.G.U.S., Troop I, 1st N.Y. Cavalry, N.G.U.S. [Cover Title: Tour of Field Service 74th Infantry, N.G.U.S. 3rd N.Y. Field Artillery N.G.U.S. Troop 1, 1st N.Y. Cavalry, N.G.U.S. on the Mexican Border.] [Buffalo: Matthews Northrup, 1917]. Illustrations. Small 4to, pictorial wrappers. Presentation copy, signed by L. P. Fuhrmann, mayor of Buffalo.
BRADDY, Haldeen. Pershings Mission in
Mexico. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1966.
Illustrations, endpaper maps by José Cisneros.
Cloth. Very fine copy in laminated pictorial d.j.
First edition. Introduction by Richard OConner. Lowman 199: "Included in the Exhibition of Western Books (Rounce and Coffin Club)." Pingenot: This handsome book, designed by Carl Hertzog and illustrated by José Cisneros, is a fine work on Pershings Punitive Expedition, with accounts on Pancho Villa, George S. Patton, Jr., B. D. Foulois and his First Aero Squadron, and much more.
BROOKE, George. With the First City Troop on
the Mexican Border: Being the Diary of a Trooper.
Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1917. Profusely
illustrated including folding illustrations. 16mo, original
3-color cloth in gilt. Near mint copy in very fine d.j.
Presentation inscribed to "My old girl Lucille...with love
First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Pingenot: The First City Troop was a National Guard unit of First Pennsylvania Cavalry from Philadelphia. A rare regimental history of service on the Mexican border during the Pershing Punitive Expedition, especially valuable for its many documentary photographs.
CLENDENEN, Clarence C. Blood on the Border: The
United States Army and the Mexican Irregulars. New
York: Macmillan, . 7 maps, endpaper maps. Cloth, very
fine. Near mint.
First edition. Pingenot: Excellent work on Pancho Villa and Pershings Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916. It also contains earlier accounts of nineteenth-century border incidents including the Juan Cortina War that brought Robert E. Lee to the Rio Grande, Col. Mackenzies raid on the Kickapoo encampment at Remolino, the pursuit of Geronimo and the rise of Cochise and the Apaches.
CLENDENEN, Clarence C. United States and Pancho
Villa: A Study in Unconventional Diplomacy. Ithaca:
Cornell University Press, 1961. Cloth. Near mint.
First edition, limited edition. Pingenot: Excellent work on Pancho Villa and Pershings Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916. Also contains earlier nineteenth-century border incidents including the Cortina war, an affair incited by Juan Cortina that brought Robert E. Lee to the Rio Grande, Col. Mackenzies raid on Remolino, the pursuit of Geronimo, and the rise of Cochise and the Apaches. Published in a very small edition and now a modern rarity.
COERVER, Don M. and Linda B. Hall. Texas and
the Mexican Revolution: A Study in State and National
Border Policy 1910-1920. San Antonio: Trinity
University Press, . Illustrations, endpaper maps.
Cloth. Mint in d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: A study of the interaction between Texas and the U.S. as each attempted to deal with Mexico and the border situation, as well as the relationship of both state and nation with the various factions active in the Mexican Revolution.
[GLASS, E. L. N.]. The Punitive Expedition.
[Tucson: Acme Printing Company, 1921]. Illustrations,
photographic illustrations, portraits, map. Stiff brown
boards, side-stitched. Tipped-in slip: "This item is an
off-print of the Glass, History of the 10th Cavalry
1921. It is printed from the same plates without
pagination. With an original Postcard Picture of the 10th
Cavalry (W. R. Horne Company, El Paso-photographer) laid
See Graff 1571.
HARRIS, Nathaniel E. Autobiography: The Story
of an Old Mans Life with Reminiscences of
Seventy-five Years. Macon: J. W. Burke Company, 1925.
550 pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Original
cloth, gilt title on spine.
First edition. Coulter 215: "It is a lively account of a young Confederate soldiers experiences, with few observations of a traveler." Pingenot: Tennessee-born Harris enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862 at age 16. He took part in repelling General Davis Hunters march on Lynchburg; then joined Earlys march through Lexington, crossing the Potomac to the outskirts of Washington. He fought in Virginia and near the end of the war joined general Joseph E. Johnstons army. Following the war he migrated to Georgia and was elected governor in 1914. The last portion of the book deals with the Georgia National Guards service on the Mexican border at El Paso, Texas.
MASON, Herbert Molloy, Jr. The Great
Pursuit. New York: Random House, 1970. Photographic
plates, maps. Cloth. Near mint copy. Pictorial d.j. has two
small closed tears, else fine.
First edition. Pingenot: The best and most readable account of the U.S. Armys expedition across the Rio Grande into Mexico in 1916 to destroy the bandit Pancho Villa. The story is significant for this was the last major use of horse cavalry in the army and the first use of its fledgling aero squadron.
[MEWETT, Alfred]. A Brief History of Troop A,
107th Regiment of Cavalry, Ohio National Guard, The Black
Horse Troop.... Cleveland: Privately printed, 1923.
Frontispiece portrait, photographs, text drawings. 8vo,
original embossed cloth with deckle edge watermarked paper.
Slight edge wear and browning, else fine.
First edition, limited edition (#382 of 500 copies). Pingenot: Written by Alfred Mewett, Troop Historian, and published for the active members and the veterans association. Drawn from minutes of Troop meetings, fifty years of newspaper files and Troop correspondence, plus memories of veterans, this work traces the history of the Black Horse Troop from its founding in 1877 to its service in Texas on the Mexican border in 1916.
PETERSON, Jessie, and Thelma Cox Knoles. Pancho
Villa: Intimate Recollections by People Who Knew Him.
New York: Hastings House, 1977. Photographic
illustrations, endpaper maps. Cloth. Very fine in pictorial
d.j. Autographed on the half-title by both authors.
First edition. Pingenot: A provocative oral biography in which thirty-one people whose lives were touched by Villa speak candidly of the man. The stories include those of a cowboy who rode with Villa, his widow, one of his kidnapping victims, his tailor, a victim of Villas famous attack on Columbus, New Mexico, and others. Many rare photographs accompany these equally rare anecdotes.
The Service of the Missouri National Guard on
the Mexican Border under the Presidents Order of June
18, 1916. Jefferson City: Hugh Stephens Company, [n.d.
ca. 1917]. Original buckram with leather labels. Some
insect spotting, else very good.
First edition. Pingenot: Contains a roster of officers and men along with a brief history of the organizations participating. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Missouri Infantry, the First Battalion Missouri Field Artillery, Troop B Missouri Cavalry, along with Field Hospital No. 1 and Ambulance Company No. 1 served at Laredo, Dolores, and other locations along the Texas-Mexico border in 1916.
THISTED, Moses N. With the Wisconsin National
Guard on the Mexican Border in 1916-1917. N.p.:
Wisconsin National Guard, . Photographic
illustrations. Gilt pictorial cloth. Issued without a d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: Regimental history of the Wisconsin National Guards service in Texas and on the Mexican border, 1916-1917. The author, Lt. Col. Moses N. Thisted, National Historian, Mexican Border Veterans, began as a private in a machine gun company when sent to Texas. The First Wisconsin Infantry saw service at Fort Sam Houston and in South Texas along the Mexican border.
TOMPKINS, Frank. Chasing Villa: The Story
Behind the Story of Pershings Expedition into Mexico.
Harrisburg: Military Service Publishing Company, 1934.
Frontispiece portrait, illustrations, maps. 8vo, original
pictorial pebble cloth. Fine in moderately worn and chipped
First edition. Pingenot: In 1916 Villa led a
predawn raid against Columbus, N. M. Tompkins was with the U.S. troops there who counterattacked. He later accompanied Pershings Punitive Expedition in pursuit of Villa. Tompkins account is rated by far the best by a participant. Scarce especially in the d.j.
UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD, New York. Four news photographs by Underwoods News Service, captions and descriptions on reverse. Each stamped "Official Photograph Passed by the Censor." In a mustard-colored folder.