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Pingenot Auction, Lot 376

376. [GENERAL]. Lot of 7 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

ALLEN, John Houghton. Southwest. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1952. Wrappers. Inscribed.

FALCONER, Thomas. On the Discovery of the Mississippi, and on the South-Western, Oregon, and North-Western Boundary of the United States. With a translation from the original ms. of memoirs, etc. relating to the discovery of the Mississippi, by Robert Cavelier De La Salle and the Chevalier Henry De Tonty. Austin: Shoal Creek, [1975]. Folding map. Decorated boards. New.

GRAHAM, R. B. Cunninghame. The Horses of the Conquest. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1949]. Illustrations in duo-tones by J. Craig Sheppard, with frontispiece in color. Small 4to, original maize pictorial cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First American edition. Edited and with a foreword by Robert Moorman Denhardt. Dobie, p. 132. Pingenot: This is the story of the horses that carried the Conquistadores–Cortes, the Pizarros, and De Soto–to the conquest of the Americas. These horses came from Spain–piebalds, dark chestnuts, grays, golden bays–and were the companions of brave men, soldiers and conquerors. Their achievements in battle, their vicissitudes with their masters in a world-shaking adventure, make an interesting and unusual reading experience.

LORD, Walter. The Dawn’s Early Light. New York: Norton, [1972]. Plates, maps, endpaper maps. Cloth. Very fine copy in d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: Author of A Time to Stand relates the climactic shaping of "the land of the free" during the War of 1812 in Washington, Baltimore, New Orleans, and London. Following an ignominious start in which the national capital was burned and the war almost lost, the infant republic managed to prevail and in the process gained some cherished and enduring symbols. Long out-of-print.

SCOTT, James Brown. Peace through Justice: Three Papers on International Justice and the Means of Attaining It. New York: Oxford University Press, 1917. Original green boards, gilt title on spine. Signed, but unreadable.

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Plain John Wiltshire on the Situation. Midland: [W. Thomas Taylor for] the French Publishing Corporation, 1989. 35 pp., tipped in frontispiece. Printed on Fabriano, an Italian hand-made sheet. Japanese white cloth, marbled endpapers, in yellow cloth slip case. Very fine.
         First edition, limited edition (#67 of 227 copies, numbered 1-201 for sale, and A-Z for private use of the publisher, each copy signed by the editor).

WENIGER, Del. Cacti of the Southwest: Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Austin: University of Texas Press, n.d. Color plates. Small folio, original olive cloth. Fine in d.j.

(7 vols.)