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Pingenot Auction, Lot 267

267. RICHARDSON, Rupert Norval. The Comanche Barrier to South Plains Settlement. Edited by Kenneth R. Jacobs. With a new introduction by A. C. Greene. Abilene: Hardin-Simmons University [designed and printed by W. Thomas Taylor], 1991. xv [3] 260 [3] pp., photographic plates (William S. Soule’s photographs made between 1869 and 1874 in Indian Territory), text illustrations in terracotta by Barbara Whitehead. Royal 8vo, original beige decorated morocco over burgundy cloth, brown gilt-lettered spine label. Very fine.
         Limited edition (225 copies in the special binding by Booklab), second and enlarged edition of preceding. Pingenot: Richardson’s scholarly work is considered a classic on the subject of advancing the south plains frontier against Comanche Indian resistance. This printing contains over ten thousand words of text that the editors deleted from the original edition. Due to the small number of copies printed, its ‘press book’ format, and restored text, this edition is destined to appreciate as much as the first edition.