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Pingenot Auction, Lot 337

337. [BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCE: AMERICAN HISTORY]. Lot of 6 titles, including the following:

Harvard Guide to American History. Cambridge: Belknap, 1954. xxiv, 689 pp. 8vo, cloth. Fine in very good, edge-worn d.j.
         First edition.

HOWES, Wright. U.S.iana (1650-1950): A Selective Bibliography in Which Are Described 11,620...Significant Books Relating to the...United States. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1962. 632 pp. Tall 8vo, original brown cloth, plasticized.
         Revised and enlarged edition.

JENKINS, John H. A Full Howes: A Catalogue of Books and Pamphlets Listed in Wright Howes’ U.S.iana. Austin: Jenkins Publishing Company, 1981. [311] pp. 4to, brown cloth, leather spine label, original brown wrappers bound in. Signed on colophon by Jenkins.
         Special limited edition (#21 of 50 copies).

LARNED, J. N. The Literature of American History: A Bibliographical Guide with a Supplement.... Ohio: Long’s College Book Company, 1953. ix [1], 588, [4] 37 [1 ad] pp. Small 4to, cloth. Fine.
         Reprint (original edition 1902).

PILLING, James C. Proof-sheets of a Bibliography of the Language of the North American Indians. Brooklyn: Central Book Company, 1970. xl, 1,135 pp. 8vo, original dark red cloth with gilt title on spine. Very fine.
         Glass, p. 676: "Formidable annotated bibliography, including Mexican languages." Pingenot: An important reprint of the proof-sheets that provides a useful guide to the Indian languages; a work that has not been surpassed. Contains 4,308 entries and some 3,000 supplemental entries, plus a 44-page index.

TUTOROW, Norman E. The Mexican-American War: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport: Greenwood Press, [1981]. xxix [2] 427 pp., maps, charts. 4to, original black cloth, gilt title. Some underlining, else fine.
         First edition. Pingenot: Contains 4,537 mostly annotated entries, along with appendices and maps; one of the most comprehensive bibliographies on the Mexican War.

(6 vols.)
($100-300)