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410. [NEW MEXICO]. Lot of 30 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:
BECK, Warren A. New Mexico: A History of Four
Centuries. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press,
. Illustrations, maps. Cloth. Fine in d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: A one-volume history of a region that, along with Arizona and Florida, is the oldest, historically, in the present continental United States. Now out-of-print, Becks study exhibits the unique contrast and blending of three culturesIndian, Spanish, and Anglo-American.
CARSON, Kit. New Mexicos Inscription
Rock. New York, Washington, Hollywood: Vantage Press,
1967. Illustrations. D.j.
CHAVEZ, Fray Angelico. My Penitente
Land: Reflections on Spanish New Mexico. Albuquerque:
University of New Mexico Press, 1974. Small 4to, cloth.
About mint in d.j.
First edition of this major and perhaps controversial historical interpretation of New Mexicos past by its leading modern Hispanic historian. Pingenot: Chavez tells the story of New Mexicos people, from the Spaniards who first made their way up the Rio Grande from El Paso del Norte to their descendants who faced the advancing American frontier. Now out-of-print.
ESPINOSA, J. Manuel. Crusaders of the Rio Grande: The Story of Don Diego De Vargas and the Conquest and Refounding of New Mexico. Chicago: Institute of Jesuit History, 1942. Frontispiece. Cloth.
GARRARD, Lewis H. Wah-To-Yah & The Taos
Trail.... San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1936.
Illustrations from blocks designed and cut by Mallette
Dean, folding map laid in. Original cloth and boards, paper
label on spine. Lightly browned endpapers, else fine in
worn glassine d.j. chipped at the spine.
Limited edition (550 copies). With a new introduction by Carl I. Wheat. Graff 1513. Howes G70. Plains & Rockies IV:182. Tutorow 3428. Pingenot: An important Southwest book by a perceptive observer and a thoroughly captivating writer. The original edition was published in 1850 and is now rare. Edward Eberstadt often recommended this work as the first book that collectors should read about the Southwest. In this Grabhorn edition, each of the twenty-five chapters open with a multicolor woodblock designed and cut by Mallette Dean.
GLEED, James W. New Mexico. N.p., n.d. Wrappers. Fine.
HAMMOND, George P., and Agapito Rey. The
Rediscovery of New Mexico, 1580-1594: The Explorations of
Chamuscado, Espejo, Castaño de Sola, Morlete....
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1966. Map.
4to, cloth. Very fine, untrimmed and unopened, with errata
First edition. Coronado Series, Vol. III. Pingenot: Annotated translations of official reports by and about five Spanish expeditions that entered New Mexico between the time of the first entry by Coronado and the first settlement by Onate. Now out-of-print.
JENKINSON, Michael. Ghost Towns of New Mexico, Playthings of the Wind. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1967. Photographs by Karl Kernberger. Small oblong 4to, cloth. Fine in slightly edge-worn d.j.
KELEHER, William H. The Fabulous Frontier:
Twelve New Mexico Items. [Albuquerque]: University of
New Mexico Press, 1962. 15 plates, endpaper maps. Cloth,
gilt. Very fine in
KELEHER, William A. Turmoil in New Mexico 1846-1868. Santa Fe: Rydal Press, 1952. Frontispiece, illustrations, plates. Cloth. D.j. Inscribed.
KELEHER, William A. Violence in Lincoln County
1869-1881: A New Mexico Item. Albuquerque: University
of New Mexico Press, 1957. Photographic illustrations,
endpaper maps. Cloth. Very fine in d.j.
First edition. Adams, Guns 1216; Herd 1264; One-Fifty 88: "One of the best histories of Lincoln County and its troubles..." Dykes 44 & 44 79: "Keleher searched out the evidence and his brief is a range country masterpiece..." Reese, Six Score 64. Pingenot: Rated as one of the best books on the Lincoln County War in New Mexico, in which Billy the Kid had a role (although the war would have happened without him).
LUMMIS, Charles F. The Land of Poco Tiempo.
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1897. Frontispiece,
illustrations. 8vo, original pictorial cloth, gilt titles,
owners bookplate on front pastedown. Fine.
Saunders 114: "Popular but highly informative description of characteristics of Navajos, Pueblo Indians, and Spanish-Americans."
LUXAN, Diego Perez. Expedition into New Mexico
Made by Antonio De Espejo 1582-1583: as Revealed in the
Journal of Diego Perez de Luxan, a Member of the Party.
Los Angeles: Quivira Society, 1929. Folding map. 4to, half
morocco with gilt title on spine.
Limited edition (#452 of 500 copies). Vol. I in the Quivira Society Series. Howes p. 226.
McCALL, George Archibald. New Mexico in 1850: A
Military View. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press,
1968. Illustrations, map. Cloth. Very fine in pictorial
First edition. Graff 2574. Howes M30 and 31. Plains & Rockies IV:210 (note). Rader 2273. Pingenot: Written from the various reports made to the Department of War during the period leading to the Compromise of 1850.
MELESKI, Patricia F. Echoes of the Past: New
Mexicos Ghost Towns. Albuquerque: University of
New Mexico Press, 1972. 150 photographs. Cloth. D.j.
NEW MEXICO HISTORICAL REVIEW. Comprehensive Index to Volumes I-XV 1926-1940. Albuquerque: Historical Society of New Mexico and University of New Mexico Press, 1941. Wrappers.
[PINO, Pedro Bautista]. Three New Mexico
Chronicles. The Exposición of Don Pedro Bautista
Pino, 1812; The Ojeada of Lic. Antonio Barreiro, 1832; and
the Additions by Don José Agustin de Escudero,
1849. Albuquerque: Quivira Society, 1942. Facsimiles, 2
folding maps. Original cloth over boards. Fine.
First printing of this edition, limited edition (557 copies). Vol. XI in the Quivira Society Series. Graff 3257 note. Steck, Borderlands, p. 73: "An excellent translation with scholarly introduction and abundant critical annotations." Pingenot: Pinos Exposición and Barreiros Ojeada are reproduced in facsimile, with English text of all three of these important early works about New Mexico.
PRINCE, L. Bradford. A Concise History of New Mexico. Cedar Rapids: Torch Press, 1912. Illustrations. Green boards. Very good.
PRINCE, L. Bradford. Historical Sketches of New Mexico from the Earliest Records to the American Occupation. New York: Leggat Brothers, and Kansas City: Ramsey, Millet, & Hudson, 1883. Brown embossed cloth. Inscribed.
PRINCE, L. Bradford. Spanish Mission Churches
of New Mexico. Cedar Rapids: Torch Press, 1915. 62
photographic illustrations. Original terra cotta pictorial
cloth. Fine. Laid in is a one page a.l.s. and envelope from
the author to Prof. S. V. Kidder on Brunswick Hotel
stationery in Boston; dated Nov. 21, 1920; the envelope is
postmarked Nov. 22.
First edition. Howes P613. Laird, "Hopi Bibliography" 2175. Rader 2470. Saunders 2611. Pingenot: Prince visited, photographed, and herein describes 36 churches, chapels, and moradas. Also discusses Spanish colonization and religion, the Pueblo revolt and reconquest, the mission churches, the Penitentes, etc. Prince was a distinguished scholar, president of the New Mexico Historical Society, a territorial governor, and chief justice of New Mexico.
Representative New Mexicans. The National
Newspaper Reference Book of the New State Containing
Photographs and Biographies of Over Four Hundred Men
Residents of New Mexico. Denver: C. S. Peterson, 1912.
Photographic plates, portraits. Morocco, gilt lettering on
Only volume published.
RITCH, William G. Illustrated New Mexico,
Historical and Industrial. Santa Fe: Board of
Immigration, 1885. Folding map. Printed wrappers. Some
chipping to lower corner front wrap, else very good.
5th edition. Map shows the Trans-Pecos West. Saunders 4562. Shelton, p. 25. Pingenot: Histories of New Mexico counties, cities, and industries, intended to induce new settlers, which it achieved. One of the most influential works in helping to develop the Territory.
SHERMAN, James E. and Barbara H. Ghost Towns
and Mining Camps of New Mexico. Norman: University of
Oklahoma Press, (1974). Photographic illustrations. 4to,
cloth. Fine in d.j.
STANLEY, F. [Crocchiola, Francis L. Stanley].
Ciudad Santa Fe: Spanish Domination (1610-1821).
[with] Cuidad (sic) Santa Fe: Mexican Rule,
1821-1846. [and] Ciudad Santa Fe: Denver, Company
& Pampa, Texas: 1958, 62, 65. Territorial
Days, 1846-1912. Pampa: Pampa Print Shop for the
author, 1965. 3 vols., original matching red-lettered
yellow cloth. All very fine in printed d.j.s.
First editions, (each limited to 500 copies). Pingenot: The second volume was recalled because "Ciudad" was misspelled on the jacket, front cover, and title-page (this copy contains the misspelling). "F. Stanley," a native of New York state, was a teacher and Catholic priest who came to New Mexico for his health. He remained to become one of the regions most prolific historians.
THOMAS, Alfred Barnaby. Forgotten Frontiers: A Study of the Spanish Indian Policy of Don Juan Bautista De Anza, Governor of Mexico 1777-1787.... Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1932. 2 folding maps. Blue decorated cloth. Plain brown paper protective d.j. Fine.
TOWNSEND, E. D. [General Court Martial of 1st
Lieutenant Robert E. Bradford, 15th Infantry...at Fort
Seldon, New Mexico, Sept. 1, 1871...]. Washington: War
Department, Adjutant Generals Office, Dec. 13, 1871.
3 pp. on two leaves. 12mo. Fine.
Pingenot: Orders No. 27, this is the official record of the General Court Martial of Lieut. Robt. Bradford, 15th Infantry at Fort Seldon, New Mexico Territory, on Sept. 1, 1871. Lt. Bradford was charged with receiving and accepting 400,000 pounds of corn that failed miserably to meet army specifications resulting in a loss of 75,000 pounds of corn to the United States. Bradfords defense that he had a record above reproach in the late war was shown to be false. He was ordered dismissed from the army.
TWITCHELL, Ralph E. The History of the Military
Occupation of the Territory of New Mexico from 1846 to
1851.... Denver: Smith-Brooks, 1909. Plates. Original
cloth with color photo laid on. Bookplate and rubber stamp
of former owner. Very good aside from obvious external wear
First edition. Haferkorn, p. 37. Rittenhouse 587: "Describes the formation and march of the Army of the West in 1846 over the SFT, but is more useful for biographical sketches of David Waldo, James Magoffin, Richard H. Weightman and others."
[VARGAS, Don Diego de]. First Expedition of
Vargas into New Mexico, 1692. Albuquerque: University
of New Mexico Press, 1940. Frontispiece plate. 4to, cloth.
Original owners bookplate and name written on front
free endpaper, dated February 2, 1945. Original cloth.
Corner bumped and small insect hole, else very good.
One-page a.l.s. dated July 5, 1947, from Espinosa is pasted
on preliminary leaf. Signed by Espinosa on the
First edition. Edited by George P. Hammond. Translated, with introduction and notes by J. Manuel Espinosa. Harvard Guide to American History, p. 282. Saunders 2504. Pingenot: Vol. 10 in the Coronado Series and the first of this edition. After the Indians expelled the Spaniards from New Mexico during the Pueblo revolt, Don Diego de Vargas led an expedition from Mexico to reconquer the province in 1692. This work contains the official reports, letters, and documents, many translated for the first time. Now very scarce.
VILLAGRA, Gaspar Perez de. History of New
Mexico. Los Angeles: Quivira Society, 1933.
Frontispiece, plates. Original gilt-stamped boards and
First edition. Translated by Gilberto Espinosa.
WAUER, Roland H., and David H. Riskind (editors).
Transactions of the Symposium on the Biological
Resources of the Chihuahuan Desert Region United States and
Mexico.... [Washington]: U.S. Department of the
Interior, 1974. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers. Fine.