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Pingenot Auction, Lot 381

381. [HERTZOG, Carl (printer)]. Lot of 8 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

CHEESEMAN, Bruce S. and Lowman, Al. The Book of All Christendom: Tom Lea, Carl Hertzog, and the Making of the King Ranch. Kingsville: King Ranch Inc., 1972. 13 pp. Wrappers. Fine.

JAMIESON, Tulitas. Tulitas of Torreon: Reminiscences of Life in Mexico as told to Evelyn Jamieson Payne. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1969. Illustrations. Cloth. Near mint in a near mint d.j.
         First edition. Typography by Carl Hertzog. Gunn, Mexico in American and British Letters 841. Lowman 241. Pingenot: The author’s life in Mexico and San Antonio where her civil engineer husband built bridges and dams. Covers the early days of the Mexican Revolution.

LASATER, Laurence M. The Lasater Philosophy of Cattle Raising. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1972. Photographic illustrations. Cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition. Designed by Carl Hertzog.

LEHMANN, V. W. Forgotten Legions: Sheep in the Rio Grande Plain of Texas. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1969. Plates, portraits, facsimiles. Pictorial hopsacking with sheepskin spine, special slipcase edition. Fine. Signed by the author and typographer. Laid in is the d.j. provided on the trade edition and a holograph signed letter from Hertzog to this bookseller providing details of the special edition and the fact that it was almost sold out.
         First edition, limited edition (300 copies). Typography and design by Carl Hertzog. Basic Texas Books 125: "The most thorough study of the sheep industry in South Texas...encompassing...the cattle and horse industry...as well." Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Cisneros 110. Lowman 242. Reese, Six Score 72.

NEVILLE, A. W. The Red River Valley Then and Now.... Paris, Texas: [Carl Hertzog for the North Texas Publishing Company], 1948. Illustrations and endpaper maps. Cloth. Presentation inscribed and signed by the author on the half-title. Very good copy in a near fine d.j.
         First edition, limited edition (2,000 copies). Adams, Guns 1604: "Scarce. Contains some new material on Jim Reed, Belle Star, Frank James and other outlaws." CBC 5004. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Cisneros 130). Lowman 56, noting the cover was meant to match the color of Red River mud and the texture of homespun. Pingenot: Stories of early settlers, Indian fights, and border troubles in the Red River Valley during the 19th century. Published in a limited edition and now scarce.

SONNICHSEN, C. L. Pass of the North: Four Centuries on the Rio Grande. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1968. Illustrations by José Cisneros, map, plates. Cloth. Fine copy in d.j. autographed by the author.
         First edition. Typography by Carl Hertzog. Basic Texas Books 191: "A splendid history of the area centering around El Paso and Juarez." Lowman 229. Pingenot: Contains a section on the gunmen of El Paso with material on John Wesley Hardin, John Selman, George Scarborogh, Bass Outlaw, the Bosque gangs, the Texas Rangers, Jeff Milton, and others. Historian William C. Pool called it "a remarkable and readable history...a significant contribution to Texas and Western American history."

SONNICHSEN, C. L. and M. G. McKinnery. The State National Since 1881. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1971. Plates, portraits, maps. Cloth, gilt stamping, in pictorial slipcase. Mint.
         First edition, special limited edition (220 copies numbered and signed by Sonnichsen, McKinney, and Hertzog). Designed by Carl Hertzog. Just beyond the scope of Lowman.

THOMLINSON, M. H. The Garrison of Fort Bliss 1849-1916. El Paso: Hertzog & Resler, Printers, 1945. Frontispiece, 3 illustrations, endpaper maps. Original pebble boards. Very fine in fine d.j. Signed by Hertzog.
         First edition, limited edition (1,000 copies). Autographed by the typographer Carl Hertzog. Lowman 33. Pingenot: The first history of this West Texas military outpost. This project was undertaken as a commercial job, but through care, and the enthusiasm of the author, Colonel Thomlinson, a good-looking book resulted.

TIMMONS, Wilbert H. Morelos: Priest, Soldier, Statesman of Mexico. El Paso: Texas Western College Press, 1963. Portraits, illustrations, and endpaper maps by José Cisneros. Original half red cloth over green cloth, with a genuine Mexican silver peso, bearing the portrait of Morelos, inset into the front cover. Fine in d.j. Signed by author. Laid in is a 1-page typed letter dated April 8, 1963, from Hertzog to B. E. P. regarding this and other publications.
         First edition, limited edition (500 copies), the "Peso Edition." Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Cisneros 191). Griffin 3586: "A solid, traditional-style biography based largely on published sources." See Lowman, Printer at the Pass 170A for an interesting statement by Hertzog on the complexities of producing this handsome book. Pingenot: The first full length biography of Morelos in English. When Hertzog was asked why the insertion of a then eight cent peso coin in the front cover increased the price $3 over that of the trade edition, he quickly replied that the hole (to hold the coin) had cost him $1.95 per book to have made.

(9 vols.)
($450-850)