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Pingenot Auction, Lot 99

99. EGGENHOFER, Nick. Wagons, Mules and Men. How the Frontier Moved West.... New York: Hastings House, [1961]. 184 pp., illustrations by the author. Small 4to, half-calf and decorated cloth, gilt. Very fine in publisher’s slipcase.
        First edition, limited edition (#17 of a special edition limited to 215 copies containing an original signed watercolor). Pingenot: This superbly illustrated book, with an original water color sketch, by the late, great Western artist, has hundreds of line drawings and many wonderful double-page illustrations. Not only was Eggenhofer an outstanding Western artist, he was an expert on Western wheeled vehicles. The trade edition was not very large, and the limited with an original sketch by the artist is rare. The watercolor sketch bound into this copy is a fine illustration of a frontier cowboy on horseback.
($700-1,000)