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Pingenot Auction, Lot 433

433. [WITTLIFF, WILLIAM]. Lot of 6 titles:

DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY. The Spanish Southwest: An Exhibit at the Dallas Public Library, June 15-July 2, 1971. [Austin: Encino Press, 1971]. Illustrations. Near mint. Small oblong 8vo, mustard-colored wrappers with printed paper label.
         First edition. Preface by Tom Lea. Lutz A57b. Whaley 79. Pingenot: An exhibit of 31 rare books and documents, in the D.P.L.’s collection, or on loan from other institutions and private collections, that highlight Spanish discovery, exploration, and settlement in what is now the southwestern United States.

HUNTER, Robert Hancock. The Narrative of Robert Hancock Hunter.... Austin: Encino Press, 1968. vii, 27 pp., frontispiece portrait of Hunter by Wittliff. 8vo, original brown cloth over light tan pictorial boards. Very fine in original mylar d.j.
         First edition, limited edition (# 193 of 640 copies). Whaley, Wittliff 18.

LEA, Tom. A Selection of Paintings and Drawings from the Nineteen-Sixties. The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio, December 6, 1969—January 17, 1970. Oblong 8vo, brown cloth over ivory printed boards. Slipcase. Signed by Lea, Ransom, Lowman and Wittliff.
Limited edition (#65 of 200 copies).

LEA, Tom. A Selection of Paintings and Drawings from the Nineteen-Sixties. The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio, December 6, 1969—January 17, 1970. Small 4to, original ivory printed wrappers.
         Trade edition.

SANTA ANNA, Antonio Lopez de. The Eagle: The Autobiography of Santa Anna. Austin: Jenkins Publishing Company, 1967. Frontispiece, illustrations, with an original broadside issued by Santa Anna as President of Mexico. Large 8vo, half-calf and pictorial cloth. Mint in publisher’s slipcase.
First edition in English of Santa Anna’s memoirs including his version of the Texas Revolution and the Mexican War. Limited edition (#CXVII of 135 copies numbered and signed by Crawford, with an original broadside announcing one of Santa Anna’s presidential decrees), designed by William Wittliff and edited by Ann Fears Crawford. Whaley 26. Pingenot: Using his autobiography, the editor has assembled the controversy-clouded tale of Santa Anna’s private life. She has supplemented his journal with extensive notes from material collected in Mexico’s National Archives and authentic accounts by Mexicans and Texans. A beautiful book, this volume adds substantially to our knowledge of the eleven-time president of Mexico.

WITTLIFF, William D. Vaquero, Genesis of the Texas Cowboy: A Photographic Essay. San Antonio: Institute of Texan Cultures, 1972. Plates. Small oblong 8vo, wrappers. Mint in pictorial d.j.
         First edition, with an introduction by Joe B. Frantz. Whaley 99. Pingenot: A photo-essay of a working cattle ranch in northern Mexico where old-time methods were still being used. Although not mentioned in the text, the pictures were shot on the Tule Ranch in the state of Coahuila some eighty miles south of the border.

(6 vols.)
($200-475)