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Pingenot Auction, Lot 128

128. GREER, James K. (editor). A Texas Ranger and Frontiersman: The Days of Buck Barry in Texas, 1845-1906. Dallas: Southwest Press, 1932. xi [1] 254 pp., frontispiece, 5 plates. 8vo, cloth. A beautiful, crisp, almost mint copy in an equally superb d.j.
        First edition. Dobie, p. 60. Howes G398. Basic Texas Books 11: "The best memoir of a Texas Ranger during the mid-nineteenth century." Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 2512: "Barry provides...descriptions of numerous confrontations between Texas Rangers and Indians (especially Comanches), and expresses the general anti-biases of the period....His discussion of the 1858-1859 Reservation War, near Ft. Belknap, is especially valuable. Overlooked by North America Divided and Tutorow. Pingenot: Barry fought in the Mexican War with the Texas Rangers (he was wounded at Monterrey), fought in the border Indian wars, served as a spy among the Indians, demanded removal of the Indians across the Red River and escorted them there in 1859, and under commission from Sam Houston, raised a company for frontier defense. A modern rarity, especially in choice collector’s condition.