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Pingenot Auction, Lot 90

90. DOBIE, J. Frank. Coronado’s Children. Tales of Lost Mines & Buried Treasure of the Southwest. Dallas: [Printed and designed by Andrew Hoyem at the Arion Press in San Francisco], Neiman-Marcus, 1980. xiv, 270 [1] pp., folding colored map of the Southwest, portrait of Dobie, colored text charts, title and chapter headings in red, gold initial letters. Folio, original tan goatskin over handmade Mexican bark paper. Mint in publisher’s slip case with printed paper label.
        Limited edition (300 copies printed) of this lavish production. Adams, Guns 600n. Basic Texas Books 45K: "Best book ever written on hidden treasure, and one of the most fascinating books on any subject to come out of Texas." Dobie, Big Bend Bibliography, p. [7]n. Greene, The Fifty Best Books on Texas, p. 9: "This is the book that made it possible for a Texas writer to stay home and make a living." Howes D374n. McVicker (A2).
($400-800)