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Pingenot Auction, Lot 377

377. [GOETZMANN, William H.]. Lot of 7 titles, including:

CHAMBERLAIN, Samuel. My Confession: Recollections of a Rogue. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, [1996]. Color illustrations, facsimiles. Large 4to, half leather over blue cloth. Very fine in slipcase. Signed.
         Limited edition (#9 of 100 copies). Edited by William H. Goetzmann. "An Unexpurgated and Annotated Edition."

GOETZMANN, William H. Army Exploration in the American West 1803-1863. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959. Illustrations, maps (many folding). 8vo, original cloth-backed boards. Near fine copy in a fine d.j. Former owner’s name on front free endpaper.
         First edition. Pingenot: Study of the role of the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers in the opening of the American West, by the Pulitzer-prize winning author of Exploration and Empire.

GOETZMANN, William H. Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West. New York: Knopf, 1966. Profusely illustrated, maps. 8vo, original two-color cloth. Autographed on the half-title by the author. Fine with some wear and rubbing to pictorial d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: Pulitzer-prize winning history of the exploration of the American West from 1805 to 1900 which reveals the impact of the great adventure on the whole of American culture. Out of print and scarce in the first edition.

GOETZMANN, William H. Sam Chamberlain’s Mexican War: The San Jacinto Museum of History Paintings. Austin: [David Holman at Wind River Press for] the Texas State Historical Association, 1993. 160 color illustrations, maps. 4to, half leather over blue cloth. Mint in slipcase. Autographed by the author on the title-page.
         First edition. Pingenot: Sam Chamberlain was six feet, two inches tall with golden locks and was fifteen years old when he went off to the war with Mexico, 1846-48. Based largely on the collection of 147 watercolors owned by the San Jacinto Museum, the book reproduces these for the first time in color. Maps of the battles of Monterey and Buena Vista are placed with Chamberlain’s painting of those crucial events. Goetzmann’s lively text and detailed captions enhance the visual pleasure and historical importance of Chamberlain’s views of battles, massacres, seductions, and tall tales of the Mexican War. A beautiful book designed by David Holman’s Wind River Press.

GOETZMANN, William H. When the Eagle Screamed: The Romantic Horizon in American Diplomacy, 1800-1860. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1966. Maps. 8vo, cloth. Some wear, very good in pictorial d.j. Presentation inscribed by the author to the widow of historian Edward S. Wallace to whom the book is dedicated.
         First edition. Pingenot: A history of American expansionist diplomacy from 1800 to 1860, reinterpreted in the light of global strategy, romanticism, and the myth of free security.

[GOETZMANN, WILLIAM H.]. "Texas Historian Wins Pulitzer." San Antonio Light, May 2, 1967. Newspaper clipping.

GOETZMANN, William H. and William N. Goetzmann. The West of the Imagination. New York: Norton, 1986. 8vo, cloth. Very fine in d.j. Inscribed to Pingenot by Goetzmann.
         First edition.

(7 vols.)