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Pingenot Auction, Lot 425

425. [TEXAS, GENERAL]. Lot of 30 titles, including:

AUSTIN, Stephen F. Establishing Austin’s Colony: The First Book Printed in Texas With the Laws, Orders, and contracts of Colonization. Austin: Jenkins Publishing Company, 1970. Frontispiece. Cloth. Fine in d.j.
         Edited and with an introduction by David B. Gracy. Howes T144. Streeter 12n. Pingenot: Austin’s own contemporary account of the establishment of the first Anglo-American settlement in Texas, first published in 1829 in what has become the rarest of all Texas books. It includes the first cattle regulations for Texas and carefully describes the general situation of Texas as a place for colonization.

BARNES, Charles Merritt. Combats and Conquests of Immortal Heroes, Sung in Song and Told in Story. San Antonio: Guessaz & Ferlet Company, 1910. Color plate in front with protective paper intact, illustrations. Red boards, gilt title on spine and front. Spotted.

DAWSON, Nicholas. Narrative of Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (Overland to California in ’41 and ’49, and Texas in ’51). San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1933. Color illustrations by Arvilla Parker. Original brown decorative boards, tan cloth backstrip, printed label. Very fine copy in original plain brown d.j.
         Limited edition (500 copies). Reissue in new type of the rare 1901 Austin, Texas, edition in which only 50 copies were printed. Adams, Herd 661: "The author was in the first company to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1841. The first issue is practically unprocurable and the 1933 edition is now very scarce." Cowan, p. 41. Edwards, Lost Oases, p. 68: "This beautiful little fine-press book of the Grabhorns is well worth owning. Dawson is...one of our most enthusiastic, and cheerful, narrators." Grabhorn 184. Graff 1027: "In 1849 he went overland to California again, from Sherman, Texas via El Paso. In 1851 he settled near Austin, Texas, where he lived for the next fifty years or more." Howes D159.

DE LEON, Arnoldo. They Called Them Greasers: Anglo Attitudes toward Mexicans in Texas, 1821-1900. Austin: University of Texas Press, [1983]. Frontispiece map. Cloth. Mint in pictorial d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: A seminal work in the historical literature of race relations in nineteenth-century Texas in which tensions between Anglos and Tejanos, existing since the earliest settlements, are examined.

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.

FIELD, Joseph E. Three Years in Texas. Including a View of the Texas Revolution, and an Account of the Principal Battles. Austin: Steck Company, 1935. Red cloth. Bookplate.
         A reprint from the original. Graff 1314. Howes F114.

FRIEND, Llerena. Sam Houston: The Great Designer. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1954. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Cloth. Fine in near fine d.j.
         First edition. Basic Texas Books 66: "The most scholarly biography of Sam Houston, this is also one of the most interesting." Pingenot: H. Bailey Carroll called it "a definitive study of fundamental importance." The best biography of this complex Texan and becoming difficult to find in a nice dust jacket.

GILBERT, Charles E. Jr. A Concise History of Early Texas as Told by Its 30 Historic Flags, Illustrated in Color. Houston: Adco Press, 1964. Illustrations. Signed.

HEINTZELMAN, Samuel Peter. Fifty Miles and a Fight. Major Samuel Peter Heintzelman’s Journal of Texas & the Cortina War. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1998. Frontispiece portrait, photographic illustrations. Cloth. Mint in mint d.j.
         First edition.

INGLIS, Jack M. A History of Vegetation on the Rio Grande Plain. Bulletin No. 45. Austin: Texas Parks & Wildlife, 1964. Illustrations, numerous maps, 3 separate folding colored plates in attached sleeve. Original pictorial wrappers. Mint.
         First edition. Pingenot: A valuable work containing summaries of comments pertaining to flora and fauna made by early travelers in 36 South Texas counties. Eight separate maps delineate the routes across South Texas followed by some 29 travelers including Bosque-Larios Expedition (1675), Peña (1720, 1722), Austin (1821), Roemer (1846), Michler (1849), and Reid (1858). The text also includes a gazetteer of travelers whose observations were used, and a bibliography of the literature from wherein the observations were drawn. A useful, important and little-known reference, now more than six years out-of-print.

KING, John Asgal. Those Texas Boys and Other Poems. N.p., 1955. Tan cloth.

LATHAM, Francis S. Travels in the Republic of Texas, 1842. Austin: Encino Press, 1971. Endpaper maps. Original printed boards. Mint. Autographed by the editor.
         First edition. Pingenot: A first-person view of Texas in 1842 by an educated, insightful observer. The author arrived in Galveston and visited Houston, La Grange, Bastrop, Austin, and San Antonio. Includes descriptions of Sam Houston, Edward Burleson, a visit to a ranch near Seguin, the Lipan Apaches, agricultural opportunities, etc.

LOOMIS, Noel M. The Texan-Santa Fe Pioneers. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1958. Illustrations. Cloth. Fine in pictorial d.j.

MAGNOLIA PETROLEUM COMPANY. Texas History Movies: Four Hundred Years of History and Industrial Development. Text by One of the Foremost Historians of the State. [Dallas]: Turner [for Magnolia Petroleum Company], 1935. Illustrated. Wrappers.
         Revised edition. First edition was in 1928. (68) DS: Check price. This was not the 1954 date/issue Pingenot gave.

MAISSIN, Eugene. The French in Mexico and Texas (1838-1839)...Translated from the French with Introduction and Notes.... Salado: Anson Jones Press, 1961. Folding map, portraits, plates. 4to, original turquoise cloth. Very fine.
         First edition in English, limited edition (500 copies). Translated from the French by James L. Shepherd. Basic Texas Books 67n: "...Maissin’s journey to Texas...provides an interesting alternative French view of the new republic." Handbook of Texas III:563-64. For the French edition of Maissin, published in Paris in 1839, see Howes B507; Raines, p. 147, and Streeter 1343. Pingenot: Maissin’s account of the Texas Revolution and the visit to Texas by Admiral Charles Baudin relates the French role in helping the Texans achieve independence. The presence of the French naval squadron in the Gulf of Mexico undoubtedly deterred Mexico from retaliating after San Jacinto. Also contains Maissin’s account of the French fleet’s invasion of Mexico in 1838 with subsequent visit to Florida.

MOORE, Francis, Jr. Map and description of Texas...With Concise Statements...And Some Brief Remarks Upon the Character and Customs of Its Inhabitants. Waco: Texian Press, 1965. Pocket map, 8 plates. 16mo, embossed black cloth. Mint in d.j.
         Facsimile reprint of 1840 edition. Introduction by James M. Day.

RAY, Worth S. Austin Colony Pioneers: Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery, and Washington Counties, Texas, and Their Earliest Settlers. Austin: Privately published, 1949. Illustrations. Original cloth with gilt lettering. Fine. Presentation inscription.
         First edition. "The best work on Stephen F. Austin’s Second, or Little, Colony, located in Central Texas bounded on the north by the Old San Antonio Road. Much information from scarce manuscript, family, and court records, with many biographical sketches of pioneers" (quoting Jenkins’s description of his 1970 reprint edition, but not included in Basic Texas Books).

RICKARD, J. A. and Maurine Bullock. Your Texas History. Austin: W. S. Benson & Company, 1962. Illustrations in black and white and color. 4to, original pictorial blue buckram. Fine.
         First edition. Pingenot: An outstanding Texas history text for junior high level yet comprehensive for adults wanting to know more about Texas.

SALINAS, Porfirio. Bluebonnets and Cactus: An Album of Southwestern Paintings by Porfirio Salinas. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1967. Frontispiece, color illustrations. Oblong 4to, original beige cloth. Very fine in d.j.
         First edition. With an introduction by Joe B. Frantz, a preface by Dewey Bradford, and five short stories by O. Henry, Chas. A. Siringo, Richard Harding Davis, Emerson Hough, and Zane Grey.

SANCHEZ-NAVARRO, Carlos. La Guerra de Tejas. Memorias de un Soldado. Mexico: Editorial Polis, 1938. 12mo, original three-quarter Mexican tree calf, raised bands, leather label. Fine.
         First edition. Folding plan of the Alamo by the author in facsimile.

TAYLOR, W. Thomas. Texfake: An Account of the Theft and Forgery of Early Texas Printed Documents. Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991. xix [1] 158 [2] 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.

Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide 1931. Dallas: Dallas News, 1930. Red, white, and blue printed wrappers. Wrappers soiled and creased. Signed by previous owner on covers.

The Texas Capitol. Reprinted from The Humble Way, Humble Oil & Refining Company. 8 pp. Self-wrappers.

TILING, Moritz. History of the German Element in Texas, 1820-1850. Houston: Privately printed, 1913. Dark red cloth. Light wear to extremities but overall a very good copy.
         First edition. Basic Texas Books 15n. Howes T267. Pingenot: One of the standard histories of German immigrants in Texas during the mid-nineteenth century. Contains material gathered from early pioneers and Indian fighters not available elsewhere. Includes sections on the Houston Turnberein and the German Singers League and on Robert Kleberg and the Meusebach Expedition. Very scarce. 2 copies.

WALRAVEN, Bill and Marjorie K. The Magnificent Barbarians: Little Told Tales of the Texas Revolution. Austin: Eaken Press, 1993. Wrappers. Signed. Personal letter from authors.

WATKINS, Sue. One League to Each Wind: Accounts of Early Surveying in Texas. Austin: Von-Boeckmann-Jones, [n.d., 1960]. Photographs, text drawings, pictorial endpapers. Original cloth. Near fine in d.j.
         First edition. Published by the Texas Surveyors Association in a small edition. Pingenot: An obscure work divided in three parts: articles on the art of surveying during the early days of Texas; accounts written by the surveyors themselves; and brief biographies of some of the more outstanding surveyors of this era.

WEAVER, Bobby D. Castro’s Colony: Empresario Development in Texas, 1842-1865. College Station, Texas A&M University Press. Mint in publisher’s shrink-wrap.

WEBB, Walter Prescott. Talks on Texas Books: A Collection of Book Reviews. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, [1970]. Frontispiece portrait. Cloth. Very fine in spine-faded d.j.
         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.

WEEMS, John Edward. Dream of Empire: A Human History of the Republic of Texas 1836-1846. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1971. D.j.
         First edition.

WOODMAN, David, Jr. Guide to Texas Emigrants. Waco: Texian Press, 1974. Folding map frontispiece, 1 plate. 12mo, cloth. Fine in d.j.
         Facsimile reprint of 1835 edition.

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