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Pingenot Auction, Lot 339

339. [BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCE: CALIFORNIA]. Lot of 4 titles, including the following:

COWAN, Robert Ernest and Robert Granniss Cowan. A Bibliography of the History of California 1510-1930. IV Volumes in One. Los Angeles, 1964. [2] v, 926 pp. 8vo, cloth and boards with paper spine label. Near mint.
         Reprint of 1933 edition printed by John Henry Nash.

EDWARDS, E. I. Lost Oases Along the Carrizo. Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1961. xvi, 126 pp., endpaper maps, photographic plates. 8vo, original ecru cloth with gilt title on spine. Very fine in protected pictorial d.j.
         First edition, limited edition (500 copies on Hamilton Victorian laid paper printed in special Intertype Garamond). Pingenot: The Southern Trail in the Colorado Desert region. The route includes Kearny and his army, St. George Cooke, Emory and others, including gold seekers, boundary and railroad surveys of the region. Noteworthy for its 32-page descriptive bibliography of the Colorado desert. 2 copies with sales slip laid in.

HOWELL, John, Books. Lot of Catalogues: Catalogue 50 California (Parts 1-5 [1980]); Catalogue 52 Americana [1980]; Butterfield sale catalogue Americana: The Inventory of John Howell–Books, Part I [1985].

MINTZ, Lannon W. The Trail: A Bibliography of the Travelers on the Overland Trail...During the Years 1841-1864. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987. Illustrated. Cloth. Mint in d.j. as issued.
         First edition. Pingenot: An annotated bibliography with over 500 accounts arranged alphabetically with a short comment relative to each entry, along with a coded guide to the current value of each item.

The Zamorano 80. A Selection of Distinguished California Books Made by Members of the Zamorano Club. New York: Kraus Reprint, 1969. x [2] 66 [4], frontispiece (folding facsimile), plates. 8vo, cloth. Fine.
         First edition, limited edition (500 copies).

(11 vols.)