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Pingenot Auction, Lot 420

420. [SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS]. Lot of 14 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

CHABOT, Frederick C. San Antonio and Its Beginnings 1691-1731 Comprising the Four Numbers of The San Antonio Series with Appendix. San Antonio: Naylor Company, 1936. Frontispiece, illustrations, maps. Stiff wrappers. Minor wear to front wrapper and half-title, else very good.
         Pingenot: Covers San Antonio in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, the Presidio de Texas, with a description of the Comandancia or the Governor’s Palace, Indians and Missions, San Fernando, the Villa Capital of the Province of Texas, and a list of the Ramon Expedition settlers, 1716.

CHABOT, Frederick C. With the Makers of San Antonio: Genealogies of the Early Latin, Anglo-American, and German Families with Occasional Biographies. San Antonio: Privately published, Artes Graficas, 1937. Plates, portraits, illustrations. Original embossed decorated cloth. No d.j. issued. Fine.
         First edition. Basic Texas Books 222-IV: "Noteworthy source book on early families and prominent Texans of the San Antonio region, with extensive quotations of original documents. The volume has a research value in many areas beyond...San Antonio." Very scarce.

CORNER, William (editor). San Antonio de Béxar: A Guide and History. San Antonio: Bainbridge & Corner, 1890. Illustrations, ads. 4to, original red cloth with gilt decorations and lettering. Photograph of the Menger Hotel on front pastedown and map of downtown San Antonio on rear pastedown. Very minor spotting to upper front cover else a very fine copy of a book usually found in worn condition.
         First edition. Adams, Guns 498: "Scarce. Has some mention of the killing of Ben Thompson and King Fisher by Joe Foster....There is also mention of other desperadoes of early San Antonio." Sister Agatha, p. 71: "Today a rare item....because the historical sketch by Sidney Lanier." Graff 878: "Includes ...extracts from Mrs. M. A. Maverick’s memoirs, and interviews with older settlers." Howes C778. Raines, p. 55. Pingenot: A good guide to San Antonio. The 27 pages of advertisements are great!

DE LA TEJA, Jesus Frank. San Antonio De Bexar: A Community on New Spain’s Northern Frontier. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995. Cloth. D.j.

DIXON, Charles D. The Menace: An Exposition of Quackery, Nostrum, Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor. San Antonio: Lodovic Printing Company, 1914. Illustrated. Original cloth. Fine. Bookplate. Presentation inscription, signed by the author.
         First and only edition. Not in CBC. Pingenot: A fascinating and flavorful account of a doctor’s work to expose and prosecute quacks and medical frauds in San Antonio and environs in conjunction with the county attorney and the Bexar County Medical Society. He names and reproduces numerous advertisements and brochures issued by the fraudulent medical practitioners that he pursued. This is the only known work on this subject in turn-of-the-century Texas.

HEAVENHILL, W. S. Siege of the Alamo: A Mexico-Texan Tale. San Antonio: Schultz & Schott Printers, 1888. 12mo, original pictorial wrappers. Fine bright copy.
First edition. Not in Raines. Pingenot: Written in three cantos, the poem tells "The story of the Alamo, and of those who fell there in the defense of Texan liberty."

San Antonio Album. San Antonio: Paul Wagner’s Bazaar, n.d. (ca.1885). 12 folding leaves plates, 5-3/4 x 9-1/4". Original embossed cloth with title in bold gilt. Very fine.
         Pingenot: "One of the nicest early view albums I’ve ever had." Published sometime in the 1880s by Paul Wagner’s Bazaar, 22, 24 & 26 Commerce Street, "Importer and Dealer in Fancy Goods, Toys and Notions, Mexican and Indian Curiosities." Views include the Alamo, missions San José and Concepción, San Francisco de la Espada, San Juan Capistran (sic), San Fernando Cathedral, Fort Sam Houston from the watch tower, San Pedro Springs, street scenes, public buildings, and (of course) Wagner’s Grand Bazaar. All are San Antonio views except one of the newly completed state capitol building in Austin.

[SAN ANTONIO]. 16 post cards of San Antonio scenes. No date, but one cent postage.

[SAN ANTONIO]. San Antonio Flood [1921]. Set of six photographs.

SANTOS, Richard G. Aguayo Expedition into Texas 1721. An Annotated Translation of the 5 Versions of the Diary Kept by Bro. Juan Antonio de la Pena. Austin: Jenkins Publishing Company, 1981. Illustrations, map. Laid in is 10-page pamphlet by Santos, "San Antonio de Bexar/ 1 de Enero 1836 with double page map. Oblong 4to, original crash linen with paper label. Fine.

SANTOS, Richard G. San Antonio de Bexar. 1 de Enero 1836. San Antonio: James W. Knight, n.d.

STEINFELDT, Cecilia. San Antonio Was: Seen Through a Magic Lantern. [San Antonio: San Antonio Museum Assoc., 1978]. Frontispiece, profusely illustrated. 4to, original cloth with photographic overlay on front cover. Glassine d.j. chipped and torn.
         First edition.

STILLMAN, J. D. B. Wanderings in the Southwest in 1855 by J. D. B. Stillman. Spokane: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1990. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations, large folding map. Original red leather, gilt. Issued without d.j. Mint.
         First edition, limited edition (50 copies numbered and signed by the editor). Pingenot: Seeking adventure, Jacob Davis Babcock Stillman landed on the Texas coast in May 1855. For six months he roamed the Texas frontier border settlements, forts, etc., recording his experiences and insights and sending off letters to The Crayon, a prominent but short-lived journal of landscape art, where they were originally published. Edited and with an introduction by Ron Tyler, these 1855 letters present a remarkable picture of Texas during a crucial, complex, and little understood time in the state’s history. The limited edition was sold out soon after publication.

WOOLFORD, Sam and Bess. The San Antonio Story. Austin: Steck Company, 1950. Illustrations. D.j.
         Published by Joske’s of Texas as a public service.

(14 vols.)
($500-1,100)