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Pingenot Auction, Lot 431

431. [WEDDLE, Robert]. Lot of 8 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

WEDDLE, Robert S. Changing Tides: Twilight and Dawn in the Spanish Sea 1763-1803. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, [1995]. Illustrations, maps. Mint in d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: Combining thorough research with elegant narrative, author Weddle treats the reader to political intrigue, tales of hurricanes and shipwrecks, and the rich historiography that marks the period between 1763 and 1803 in this crowning touch to his historical trilogy.

WEDDLE, Robert S. "The Edwards Plateau Historical Association." In The Edwards Plateau Historian (Menard: Edwards Plateau Historical Association, 1965), Vol. I, p. 6.

WEDDLE, Robert S. The French Thorn: Rival Explorers in the Spanish Sea 1682-1762. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, [1991]. Illustrations, maps. Mint in d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: A sequel to Weddle’s Spanish Sea, it is more than a history of exploration rivalry. In artful prose the author recreates the drama and pathos of La Salle; the vitality of Iberville and Escandon; and the dash and daring of Saint-Denis. He takes the reader on venturesome sea voyages in wooden ships; across the coastal plains with colorful Spanish entradas; and up pristine rivers with the French voyageurs.

WEDDLE, Robert S. (editor). La Salle, the Mississippi, and the Gulf: Three Primary Documents. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, [1987]. Illustrations, maps. Mint in d.j.
         First edition.

WEDDLE, Robert S. San Juan Bautista: Gateway to Spanish Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1968. Photographic plates, maps. Cloth. Very fine to near mint copy.
         First edition. Basic Texas Books 215n: "A superb account...with much Texas interest (including) the general scheme of Spanish military and ecclesiastical expansion." Winner, Texas Institute of Letters’ Amon G. Carter award for 1968. Pingenot: The first scholarly study of this ancient outpost on the left bank of the Rio Grande, and through which all of the entradas of exploration and settlement of Spanish Texas were launched.

WEDDLE, Robert S. The San Saba Mission: Spanish Pivot in Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press, [1964]. Drawings by Mary N. Prewit. Cloth. Fine copy in d.j. Presentation inscribed to Ben E. Pingenot.
         First edition. Basic Texas Books 215. Pingenot: Fine scholarly work on the history of the famous San Saba Mission and Presidio, founded in 1758. The mission was wiped out by the Comanches a year later but the presidio survived twelve important years.

WEDDLE, Robert S. The Spanish Sea: The Gulf of Mexico in North American Discovery, 1500-1685. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, [1985]. Illustrations, maps. Mint in d.j.
         First edition.

WEDDLE, Robert S. and Robert H. Thonhoff. Drama & Conflict: The Texas Saga of 1776. Austin: Madrona Press, [1976]. Illustrations by Marvin L. Jeffreys, facsimiles. 4to, original cloth. Fine in pictorial d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: An informative account of the five provinces of New Spain that shared the present state of Texas in the 1770s. Spain sought to reinforce her New World position, eroded by the Seven Years’ War. The period was attended by the reshaping of the northern defense line to protect the frontier settlements from the menace of Apaches, Comanches, and other tribes, the development of the Texas range cattle industry, and the struggle of the missions against mounting adversity. A fine history of Spanish colonial Texas and its legacy to the later Republic and state of Texas by two respected historians.

(8 vols.)
($150-425)