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Pingenot Auction, Lot 138

HOLMAN LOT WITH THE LIMITED BUCKSKIN AND HOMESPUN

138. [HOLMAN, DAVID (printer)]. Lot of 6 titles:

CARLETON, Don E. Who Shot the Bear? J. Evetts Haley and the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center. [Austin]: Wind River Press, [1984]. 31 [2] pp., frontispiece portrait, photographic illustrations. 4to, original maroon cloth over patterned boards. Very fine in lightly worn d.j.
        First edition, limited edition (#127 of 295 copies).

ERSKINE, Michael. The Diary of Robert Erskine Describing His Cattle Drive from Texas to California Together with Correspondence From the Gold Fields 1854-1859. Edited with Notes and Historical Introduction by J. Evetts Haley. [Midland: David Holman for]: Nita Stewart Haley Memorial Library, [1979]. 173 [1] pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Tall 8vo, original pictorial linen. Very fine in original mylar d.j.
        First edition, limited edition (975 copies). Illustrated with images from the Army exploration reports, California letter sheets, etc.

HOLMAN, David (compiler). Letters of Hard Times in Texas 1840-1890. Austin: Beacham (William R. Holman), 1974. 56 [1] pp., title vignette. 4to, original cloth over marbled boards on special paper, printed label on spine. Minor blemish to front cover corner, but a fine copy. Colophon page signed by David Holman.
        First edition, limited edition (#60 of 295 copies; 1 of 120 copies of large format design). Introduction by Joe B. Frantz. Fine press book containing an interesting series of letters from Texas during the last half century of the frontier period, drawn from a broad cross-section of would-be Texans and disenchanted Texans. The letters, including some from Isaac Van Zandt, were written between 1841 and 1889.

HOLMAN, David and Billie Persons. Buckskin and Homespun: Frontier Texas Clothing, 1820-1870. Austin: Wind River Press, 1979. 130 pp., text drawings and tipped in illustrations, fabric samples. Tall 4to, original dark calf spine with woven beige and white cloth boards. Very fine.
        First edition, limited edition ("deluxe variant" of 50 copies, numbered and signed by David Holman). Pingenot: This handsomely printed book is the only major study on the evolution of the frontier dress in Texas. An outstanding Southwestern fine press book, exhibiting taste and originality in design and with a genuine scholarly contribution. The limited edition, with 13 swatches of actual nineteenth-century pioneer Texas homespun tipped in, sold out upon publication. This copy, which is unnumbered, is labeled "deluxe variant" and signed by David Holman. Unlike the 50 numbered copies, this copy along with a few others is actually bound in nineteenth-century homespun. Laid in is a letter from bookseller Michael Heaston relating Holman’s account of how these cloth samples were acquired. These variant copies were reserved for the authors, their family, and a few friends. These variants are unique and destined to appreciate even more than the much sought after numbered limiteds.

LOWMAN, Al. Printing Arts in Texas. [Austin]: Roger Beacham Publisher, 1975. 107 pp., profusely illustrated by Barbara Holman. Tall folio, cloth with printed paper label. A mint copy of a beautiful book.

GARZA, José, Angel Navarro, et al. Troubles in Texas, 1832: A Tejano Viewpoint from San Antonio.... Austin: Wind River Press, 1983. viii, 60 pp., endpaper maps, facsimiles. Small 4to, original patterned boards, cloth spine, paper label. Mint.
        First edition in English, limited edition (400 numbered copies signed by the editor and the translator); annotated facsimile reprint of the original edition published in Brazoria, Texas in 1833. Printed by David Holman for the DeGolyer Library. Translated by Conchita Hassell Winn and David J. Weber. Streeter, Texas 37n (locating only his copy of the original edition, now at Yale; SMU also has a copy): "This important state paper...is a vigorous statement of the ills from which Texas was suffering because of the alleged neglect and indifference of the central government with fourteen specific demands for relief."

(6 vols.)
($1,600-2,200)