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Pingenot Auction, Lot 343

343. [BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCE: EBERSTADT]. Lot of 5 titles, including the following:

EBERSTADT, Edward & Sons. The Annotated Eberstadt Catalogues of Americana. New York: Argosy-Antiquarian, 1965. Illustrated. 4 vols., 8vo, original maroon calf and cloth, in slipcase. Mint set. Colophon page, numbered and signed by Charles and Lindley Eberstadt, and by Archibald Hanna, who wrote the introduction.
         First edition, limited edition (#62 of 90 sets half-bound in gilt-lettered morocco, with an original leaf of the rare first edition of the first history of California, Venegas, Noticia de la California, Madrid, 1757.) Pingenot: 4 thick vols., including an index volume, complete. First edition apart from the individually issued catalogues that make up this outstanding compendium of commentary and prices for thousands of books, manuscripts, paintings, and maps issued by this distinguished firm of antiquarian booksellers.

EBERSTADT, Edward, & Sons. Catalogue 140: Americana. New York: Eberstadt, 1957. 111 pp. Folio, pictorial wrappers. Very good.
         First edition.

EBERSTADT, Edward, & Sons. Catalogue 147: The Spanish Southwest 1555-1799. New York: Eberstadt, n.d. 63 [1] pp. Folio, wrappers. Edges browned and worn, overall very good.
         First edition.

EBERSTADT, Edward, & Sons. Catalogue 162, Texas, Being a Collection of Rare & Important Books & Manuscripts Relating to the Lone Star State.... New York: Edward Eberstadt & Sons, [1963]. 220 pp., illustrations. 8vo, original printed ecru wrappers, laminated. Presentation inscribed on the title-page to bibliophile Charles Downing and signed by Archibald Hanna, author of the introduction.
         First edition. With a 5-page introduction by Archibald Hanna. Basic Texas Books B80: "Contains 950 of the rarest Texas books, pamphlets, and imprints, with detailed commentaries." Pingenot: These range from the early period of Spanish exploration through Mexican colonization, revolution, and statehood. Contains many facsimiles of title-pages, etc. Probably the finest catalog of Texas original sources ever produced, describing 950 choice items from the Spanish to the U.S. period.

JENKINS, John H. The Eberstadt Caper. Austin: Pemberton Press, 1975. 17 pp., photographic illustrations. 4to, wrappers. "Season’s Greetings from Maureen and John Jenkins and John Jenkins IV" slip laid in.
         Limited edition (375 copies).

(8 vols.)
($250-500)