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388. [MEXICO]. Lot of 48 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:
ANDERSON, Alex D. The Tehuantepec Inter-Ocean Rail Road. New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1880. 4 folding maps. Paperback.
BAERLEIN, Henry. Mexico: The Land of Unrest.
Being Chiefly an Account of What Produced the Outbreak in
1910.... Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, n.d.
Frontispiece, illustrations, folding map. Original
blind-stamped maroon cloth. Gilt title on spine, t.e.g.
BARKER, Nancy Nichols. The French Experience in
Mexico, 1821-1861: A History of Constant
Misunderstanding. Chapel Hill: University of North
Carolina Press, 1979. Illustrations, endpaper maps. Cloth.
Very fine in d.j.
BEALS, Carlton. Porfirio Díaz, Dictator
of Mexico. New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1932.
126 illustrations. D.j.
BRENNER, Anita. The Wind that Swept Mexico: The
History of the Mexican Revolution 1910-1942. New York:
Harper, . 184 historical photographs assembled by
George R. Leighton. Linen cloth. Fine in lightly chipped
First edition. Text by Anita Brenner.
BULLOCK, W. H. Across Mexico in 1864-5.
London: Macmillan & Company, 1866. vi  396 
pp., color frontispiece map of Mexico, 8 sepia-tone
lithographs, including costumed groups, views, Aztec
calendar stone, etc. Original embossed green cloth,
gilt-decorated and -lettered spine. Slightly shelf slanted,
some edge wear, upper hinge cracked, some foxing to
First edition. Gunn, Mexico in American and British Letters 796 (noting that the authors real name was William Henry Bullock Hall). Palau 37061. Sabin 9146. Pingenot: Traveling mostly by train, the author went from Vera Cruz via Puebla to Mexico City, which he describes in great detail. He then continued on to Morelia, Guadalajara, Tepic, and on to the Pacific Coast, returning on the same route to Mexico City and thence north to Tampico through the Huasteca. An excellent account presenting an English view of the French intervention.
BUSH, I. J. Gringo Doctor. Caldwell, Idaho:
Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1939. Illustrations by James Willis.
Original cloth. Fine in a near fine d.j. Rare thus.
First edition. Dobie, p. 69. Pingenot: Dr. Bush represented frontier medicine and surgery on both sides of the Rio Grande. Living at El Paso, he was for a time with the Maderistas in the revolution against Díaz. Ranks in interest with Timothy Turners Bullets, Bottles, and Gardenias.
CADENHEAD, Ivie E., Jr. Jesus Gonzalez Ortega
and Mexican National Politics. Fort Worth: Texas
Christian University Press, 1972. Original stiff pictorial
wrappers. Very fine to mint.
First edition. Pingenot: Biographical study of Ortega, who rose from obscurity in Zacatecas, joined the Liberal revolt against Santa Anna, and emerged as an important military and political figure in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico. Ortegas prominence was meteoric, burning brilliantly and then flaming out in the midst of luminaries such as Benito Juarez and Porfirio Díaz.
CAMPBELL, Reau. Campbells New Revised
Complete Guide and Descriptive Book of Mexico. Chicago:
Published by the author, 1909. Illustrations, folding map.
12mo, cloth. Worn, overall very good.
CASTRO, Lorenzo. The Republic of Mexico in
1882. With Revised and Corrected Map. New York:
Thompson & Moreau, 1882. iv, 271  pp., ads, large
folding map, 42 x 30 in., in outline color of the Republic
of Mexico. Original embossed cloth-backed boards, gilt
First edition. Raines, p. 225. Ramos 952. Pingenot: A thorough guide with state-by-state descriptions of towns, cities, population, brief historical sketch, products, industry, etc. Lorenzo Castro was the son of empresario Henri Castro, colonizer and founder of Castroville. During the Civil War, the Confederate government appointed Castro collector of customs at Eagle Pass. Contains detailed itineraries of the authors travels from 1866 from San Antonio, Texas, to Mexico City and all over Mexico.
CUMBERLAND, Charles C. Mexico: The Struggle for
Modernity. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.
Chart. Original cloth. Very good in good d.j.
CUMBERLAND, Charles. Mexican Revolution, Genesis Under Madero. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1952. Cloth. D.j.
DULLES, John W. F. Yesterday in Mexico: A
Chronicle of the Revolution, 1919-1936. Austin:
University of Texas Press, 1961. Illustrations. Cloth.
FEHRENBACH, T. R. Fire and Blood: A History of
Mexico. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, .
Double frontispiece map. Cloth. Fine in d.j. Autographed by
the author on the front free endpaper.
FINERTY, John F. Reports Porfirian Mexico
1879. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1974. Frontispiece
portrait. Cloth. Near mint in fine d.j.
First edition. Edited by Wilbert H. Timmons. Pingenot: First edition of Finertys previously unpublished manuscript written in 1879. Finerty accompanied the American Industrial Deputation to Mexico in 1878 as a newspaper correspondent and then continued to travel the country on his own. He visited Mexican War battle sites, the hillside in Queretaro where Maximilian was executed, interviewed survivors, and penned cogent and interesting observations of Mexico, its society and customs. He was the first American newspaperman to obtain an interview with Porfirio Díaz.
FLANDRAU, Charles Macomb. Viva Mexico. Mexico: Mexico Press, 1950. Cloth. Library lettering on spine. Very good.
GARCIA NARANJO, Nemesio. Porfirio Díaz.
San Antonio: Casa Editorial Lozano, 1930. Photographic
plates. Small 8vo, cloth, gilt title on spine, gilt
lettering on front. Very good.
GODOY, Jos. F. Porfirio Díaz, President
of Mexico: The Master Builder of a Great Commonwealth.
New York: G. P. Putnams Sons, 1910. Frontispiece
portrait, numerous photographs, diagrams, and folding map.
Original maroon cloth with gilt title on front cover and
spine. Previous owners bookplate.
First edition. Pingenot: An effusive and adoring biography of Mexicos last great dictator published on the eve of the Mexican Revolution that would send Díaz into exile. This work covers Díazs military achievements that led to his presidency as well as his efforts at developing Mexicos mining industry, building railroads, and settlement of frontier disputes with the United States.
GOOCH, Fanny Chambers. Face to Face with the
Mexicans...as Seen and Studied by an American Woman During
Seven Years of Intercourse with Them.... New York:
Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, 1887. 584 pp., 200
illustrations, including two brightly colored plates of
Mexican flowers. 4to, original brown pictorial cloth. Minor
shelf wear to lower edges, else a fine, bright copy.
First edition. Gunn, Mexico in American and British Letters 833: "Memoirs by a Texan, who lived chiefly in Saltillo but also in Mexico City." Larned: "Faithful account of what the author saw." Palau 106139. Raines, p. 95: "Agreeable pen picture of the domestic life of the Mexicans. The tendency of the book is to weaken, if not destroy the prejudice which exists on either bank of the Rio Grande." Pingenot: A beautifully illustrated social history, with much on the borderlands.
GREGORY, Samuel. Gregorys History of
Mexico...from the Earliest Times to the Present; Giving an
Account of the...Texian Revolution.... Boston: F.
Gleason, 1847. Full-page plate. Original pictorial
wrappers. Some browning and edge wear to wrappers, else
First edition. Stitched as issued. Eberstadt 110:254. Pingenot: Printed at the Flag of Our Union Office, Corner of Court and Tremont Streets. Printed in the summer of 1847, during the time of General Scotts invasion of Mexico, in order to satisfy public curiosity and demand for information about a country that seemed so far off to most Americans. The Texas material includes the Moses Austin Land Grant, colonization, the campaign of 1835, fall of the Alamo, Goliad affair and the Fannin Massacre, the battle of San Jacinto, defeat and capture of Santa Anna, the Perote prisoners, etc. Very rare.
HALE, Susan. Mexico. New York: G. P.
Putnams Sons, 1898. Color frontispiece,
illustrations, maps, folding map. Small 8vo, original gilt
pictorial green cloth with gilt-decorated spine. Light wear
and lower spine rubbing, else very good.
Himno nacional mexicano 1947. Mexico: Ediciones de la Secretaria de Educación Publica, 1947. 4 pp. 12mo.
KIRKHAM, Stanton Davis. Mexican Trails: A
Record of Travel in Mexico, 1904-07, and a Glimpse at the
Life of the Mexican Indian. New York: G. P.
Putnams Sons, 1909. Plates. Cloth, gilt front and
LATROBE, Charles J. The Rambler in Mexico:
MDCCCXXXIV. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836.
Original patterned cloth with printed paper spine label.
Spine cloth torn, otherwise very good.
First American edition. Gunn, Mexico in American and British Letters 871. Hill, p. 472. Palau 132953. Sabin 39221. Pingenot: Charles Latrobe (1801-1875) was born in London and came to America in 1832. After visiting the chief cities in the States, he sailed down the Mississippi to New Orleans, and, in company with Washington Irving, struck out across the prairies and then into Mexico. There Latrobe became fascinated by the lives of Indians, saints, ruins, bullfights, and the opera. Prescott remarked of this work: "Of recent tourists no one has given a more gorgeous picture of the impressions made on his senses by these sunny regions than Latrobe."
Las Líneas Nacionales de México. Mexico, 1905. Railroad timetable.
LUND, Harry (editor). Juventud, Divino Tesoro: Una Antologia de Prosa Universitaria. Mexico: Editorial Andres Noriega. 1966. Wrappers, stapled. Printed on colored stock.
MAGNER, James A. Men of Mexico. Milwaukee:
Bruce Publishing Company, . 18 plates. Cloth. Fine.
Owners name in ink on title-page and embossed on
First edition. Ramos 2803. Pingenot: Biographies of Mexican leaders since Moctezuma, with chapters on Cortes, Iturbide, Santa Anna, Juarez, Díaz, Cardenas, et al.
MAYER, Brantz. Mexico as It Was and as It
Is. New York: New World Press, 1844. Frontispiece,
profusely illustrated, with errata leaf. Original embossed
gilt pictorial cloth. Some edge wear and fading, else very
good with minimal foxing to title-page and final leaves.
First edition. Basic Texas Books 197n. Gunn, Mexico in American and British Letters 923. Raines, p 148: "Social and political life in Mexico, sketch of Santa Anna, and incidental references to Texas." Pingenot: Mayer was secretary of the U.S. legation to Mexico in 1841 and 1842.
MEJIA, Francisco. General de brigada, Gobernador del departamento de Coahuila. 1844. 1 p. broadside.
MEXICO. SECRETARIA DE HACIENDA Y CRÉDITO PÚBLICO. Report of the Secretary of Finance of the United States of Mexico on the 15th of January, 1879: On the Actual Condition of Mexico, and the Increase of Commerce with the United States. New York: N. Ponce De Leon, 1880. Original paper wrappers.
MORRIS, Henry Hutchins. Thrilling Stories of
Mexican Warfare including Intervention and Invasion by the
United States. N.p.: [L. W. Walter, 1914].
Frontispiece, illustrations. Original half morocco and
cloth, gilt title on spine. Very good.
First edition. Pingenot: Including chronology. In Two Parts. Part I: Mexico Down to the Occupation of Vera Cruz by the U.S. and the Niagara Peace Conference. Part II: Recognition of Carranza, the Columbus Raid, and the Search After Villa, with its Consequences. Narratives of Mexican Conquest, Revolutions, Insurrections and Wars. Weaving a story of a country constantly swept by marauders, bandits and political aspirants, combined with a jingoistic account of U.S. demands that "insults to the flag" be apologized for and that a stable form of government be established. Reproduces contemporary U.S. political cartoons along with rare photographs.
OBER, Frederick A. Travels in Mexico and Life
Among the Mexicans.... San Francisco: D. Dewing and
Company, 1885. 672 pp., 190 engraved plates &
illustrations (after authors sketches and
photographs), folding colored map of Mexico and the
borderlands. Thick 8vo, original pictorial mustard cloth
stamped in gilt and blank. Binding scuffed and worn, hinges
Gunn, Mexico in American and British Letters, p. 953. Larned 3973: "A popular work in which the author suggests some of the fascination which the country exercises over almost all who visit it without prejudice. Distinctly interesting." Palau 197702. The Texas illustrations include a street scene at Paso del Norte, church at Paso del Norte, international bridge at Laredo, etc. Many of the plates are of Native Americans. Pingenot: Contains extensive material on Texas and the other border states. Especially fine coverage of archaeology, railroads, mining, and cattle industry. Very attractive plates.
OCONNOR, Richard. The Cactus Throne: The
Tragedy of Maximilian and Carlotta. New York: G. P.
Putnams Sons, . Illustrations. Original cloth,
gilt title, pictorial d.j. Fine.
Pingenot: Story of the last foreign intervention on American soil which occurred during the Civil War, and of its two central figures, royal innocents hurled into a revolution they were ill-equipped to understand. An absorbing account of a gaudy and tragic episode, when royalty could still believe they were divinely appointed, and a chronicle that moves from the chancelleries of Europe to the desert and mountain battlefields of Mexico.
OCONÓR, Hugo de. Informe de Hugo
de OConor sobre el estado de las Provincias Internas
del Norte 1771-76. Mexico: Editorial Cultura, 1952.
Foldout map. Original stiff printed cream wrappers. Very
First edition, limited edition (#385 of 500 copies). Prologue by Enrique Gonzalez Flores and annotations by Francisco R. Almada. Flannery, pp. 17-20. Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 1822. Tyler, Big Bend, p. 241. Pingenot: OConór reorganized the chaotic presidio at San Antonio and curbed attacks of local tribes, who called him "Red Chief" for his flaming red hair. In 1771 OConór was appointed commander of the northern frontier of New Spain, and in 1773 Commandant General of all presidios in New Spain. He opposed abandonment of East Texas presidios and missions. The Informe is his report of personal inspection of the presidios, which involved travel of more than 4,000 miles. A detailed firsthand account of the early frontier, OConórs report led to transformation of the mission system throughout the Southwest.
OLIVERA, Ruth R. and Liliane Crete. Life in
Mexico Under Santa Anna 1822-1855. Norman: University
of Oklahoma Press, . Illustrations, maps. Cloth. Mint
First edition. "A definite contribution to the field of 19th-century Mexican history. It provides a highly readable and comprehensive view of society, towns, and customs of Mexicans in the age of Santa Anna. The introduction is an excellent summary of political and economic trends and developments in the period."Oakah L. Jones, Purdue University.
PLETCHER, David M. Rails, Mines, and Progress:
Seven American Promoters in Mexico, 1867-1911. Ithaca:
Cornell University Press, 1958. Cloth. Fine copy. D.j.
nicked and spine age darkened, else fine.
First edition. Griffin 4226: "Excellent study of the activities of seven American promoters in Mexico...that serves as a possible first step toward a comprehensive history of American economic activities in Mexico. The case-study method, employing examples drawn from the two fields of promotionrailroads and miningwhich represented 85 percent of American capital invested in Mexico, demonstrates the gap between aims and achievements." Pingenot: Published in a very small edition and long out-of-print.
PURCELL, William. Frontier Mexico 1875-1894: Letters of William L. Purcell. San Antonio, Texas: Naylor Company, 1963. D.j.
RICKARD, T. A. Journeys of Observation: [Part
I] Across the Mines of Mexico; [Part II] Across the San
Juan Mountains. San Francisco: Dewey Publishing
Company, 1907. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations.
Original bright pictorial cloth. Fine copy.
First edition. Not in Griffin. Gunn, Mexico in American and British Letters 2001. Pingenot: Written by a mining engineer, the text covers the authors observations and comments on the mines in Mexico and then the mines in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado.
RUSSELL, Thomas H. Mexico in Peace and War: A
Narrative of Mexican History..[with] ...an Account of the
Military Operations...at Vera Cruz in 1914. Chicago:
Reilly & Britton Syndicate, . 2 folding maps,
many photographs. Original red gilt pictorial cloth. Very
SAMPONARO, Frank N. and Paul J. Vanderwood. War
Scare on the Rio Grande: Robert Runyons Photographs
of the Border Conflict, 1913-1916. Austin: Texas State
Historical Association, 1992. Photographic illustrations.
Oblong 4to. Mint in d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: Runyons pictures richly document the border conflict in the lower Rio Grande valley, bandit raids, U.S. Army buildup, etc.
TOMPKINS, Frank. Chasing Villa: The Story
Behind the Story of Pershings Expedition into
Mexico. Harrisburg: Military Service Pub. Company,
1934. xx  270 pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrations,
maps, endpaper maps. Original pebble cloth. Very fine in
moderately worn and chipped pictorial d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: In 1916 Villa led a predawn raid against Columbus, N. M. Tompkins was with the U.S. troops there who counterattacked. He later accompanied Pershings Punitive Expedition in pursuit of Villa. Tompkins account is rated by far the best by a participant. Scarce especially in the d.j.
TURNER, John Kenneth. Barbarous Mexico: An
Indictment of a Cruel and Corrupt System. Chicago:
Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1910. 48 photographic
plates. Original cloth, gilt. Minor wear and spotting. Very
First edition. Palau 34287. Ramos, Revolution 1828.
TURNER, Timothy G. Bullets, Bottles, and
Gardenias. Dallas: Southwest Press, 1935. Frontispiece
portrait, plates. Original cloth. Fine in moderately
First edition. Dobie, p. 43: "Obscurely published but one of the best books on Mexican life." Gunn, Mexico in American and British Letters 1109. Pingenot: One of the most delightful books written on the Mexican Revolution. Turner, a newspaper man, captures the essence and spirit of a period now long since passed away.
UNITED STATES. SENATE. SELECT COMMITTEE. Report...in Relation to the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners in the Claims Against Mexico. Rep. Com. No. 182. Washington: Beverly Tucker, 1854. Purple cloth.
WALLACE, Lew. The Fair God or, the Last of the
Tzins: A Tale of the Conquest of Mexico. Boston
& New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1889. Original gilt
pictorial green cloth. Some wear and rubbing, otherwise
Later printing of the 1873 edition. Wright 2614.
WALLACE, Lucy H. Real de Catorce, Mexico: The Incredible City. Mission: Amigo Enterprises, 1965. Illustrations. D.j.
WHARTON, Clarence R. El Presidente, A Sketch of
the Life of General Santa Anna. Austin: Gammels
Book Store, . Frontispiece portrait. Original
Tutorow 4003. Pingenot: Educator, attorney, and prolific writer on Texas history, Wharton is still respected for his historical contributions.
WINTON, George B. Mexico: Past and Present.
Nashville: Cokesbury Press, 1928. Original cloth. Wanting
the frontispiece, else good. Presentation copy, inscribed
on the front free endpaper and autographed by the author on
First edition. Pingenot: An alumnus of Vanderbilt University, the author was a widely published authority on the Mexican people and their political struggles, and during the 1920s was recognized as a leading scholar. Covers Mexicos history from Spanish times to the Constitution of 1917 and the Calles administration.