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Pingenot Auction, Lot 402

402. [NATIVE AMERICANS: APACHES]. Lot of 7 titles, including:

BIGELOW, John. On the Bloody Trail of Geronimo by Lt. John Bigelow, Jr. With the Original Illustrations by Hooper, McDougall, Chapin, Hatfield and Frederic Remington. Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1958. 8vo, embossed pictorial cloth, spine gilt. Mint in a near mint d.j.
         First edition in book form. Pingenot: An army officer’s journal-account of the Apache Campaign of 1886 that originally appeared in Outing Magazine between April and July, 1886. This is the first published book version with the original illustrations by artists such as Frederic Remington, and others. Carefully annotated and with an informative foreword and introduction by the editor.

BOURKE, John G. An Apache Campaign in the Sierra Madre: An Account of the...Pursuit of the Hostile Chiricahua Apaches in the Spring of 1883. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, [1958]. 8vo, cloth over decorative boards. Very good in d.j. with a small chip.
         Pingenot: Bourke’s classic account with a thoughtful introduction by J. Frank Dobie.

CRUSE, General Thomas. Apache Days and After. Caldwell: Caxton, 1941. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. 8vo, cloth. Fine in a fine d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: One of the best and scarcest memoirs of an officer in the campaign against Geronimo.

LOCKWOOD, Frank C. The Apache Indians. New York: Macmillan, 1938. Frontispiece, illustrations, maps. 8vo, cloth. Near fine copy in original pictorial d.j.
         First edition. Harvard Guide to American History, p. 414. Howes L415. Pingenot: A comprehensive and detailed history of the Apaches from their earliest contact with the Spanish in Mexico to modern times. The Apaches were probably the most savage of all the North American Indians, and the most difficult to subdue.

LUMMIS, Charles F. General Crook and the Apache Wars. Flagstaff: Northland Press, 1966. 8vo, cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition.

WOOD, Leonard. Chasing Geronimo: The Journal of Leonard Wood May-September, 1886. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1970. Map. 8vo, cloth. Mint in d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: Edited with introduction and epilogue by Jack C. Lane, this diary of a medical officer, never before published, tells the dramatic story of the last campaign against the Apache chief Geronimo. It was the only journal kept by anyone on the expedition. Editor Lane’s annotation enriches Wood’s journal with sidelights on people, places, and events.

WORCESTER, Donald E. The Apaches, Eagles of the Southwest. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1979. Photographic illustrations. 8vo, cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition.

(7 vols.)