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Pingenot Auction, Lot 417

417. [PUNITIVE EXPEDITION]. Lot of 15 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

An Account of the Mexican Border Service of the 74th Infantry, N.G.U.S., 3d N.Y. Field Artillery, N.G.U.S., Troop I, 1st N.Y. Cavalry, N.G.U.S. [Cover Title: Tour of Field Service 74th Infantry, N.G.U.S. 3rd N.Y. Field Artillery N.G.U.S. Troop 1, 1st N.Y. Cavalry, N.G.U.S. on the Mexican Border.] [Buffalo: Matthews Northrup, 1917]. Illustrations. Small 4to, pictorial wrappers. Presentation copy, signed by L. P. Fuhrmann, mayor of Buffalo.

BRADDY, Haldeen. Pershing’s Mission in Mexico. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1966. Illustrations, endpaper maps by José Cisneros. Cloth. Very fine copy in laminated pictorial d.j.
         First edition. Introduction by Richard O’Conner. Lowman 199: "Included in the Exhibition of Western Books (Rounce and Coffin Club)." Pingenot: This handsome book, designed by Carl Hertzog and illustrated by José Cisneros, is a fine work on Pershing’s Punitive Expedition, with accounts on Pancho Villa, George S. Patton, Jr., B. D. Foulois and his First Aero Squadron, and much more.

BROOKE, George. With the First City Troop on the Mexican Border: Being the Diary of a Trooper. Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1917. Profusely illustrated including folding illustrations. 16mo, original 3-color cloth in gilt. Near mint copy in very fine d.j. Presentation inscribed to "My old girl Lucille...with love XXX..."
         First edition, limited edition (500 copies). Pingenot: The First City Troop was a National Guard unit of First Pennsylvania Cavalry from Philadelphia. A rare regimental history of service on the Mexican border during the Pershing Punitive Expedition, especially valuable for its many documentary photographs.

CLENDENEN, Clarence C. Blood on the Border: The United States Army and the Mexican Irregulars. New York: Macmillan, [1969]. 7 maps, endpaper maps. Cloth, very fine. Near mint.
         First edition. Pingenot: Excellent work on Pancho Villa and Pershing’s Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916. It also contains earlier accounts of nineteenth-century border incidents including the Juan Cortina War that brought Robert E. Lee to the Rio Grande, Col. Mackenzie’s raid on the Kickapoo encampment at Remolino, the pursuit of Geronimo and the rise of Cochise and the Apaches.

CLENDENEN, Clarence C. United States and Pancho Villa: A Study in Unconventional Diplomacy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1961. Cloth. Near mint.
         First edition, limited edition. Pingenot: Excellent work on Pancho Villa and Pershing’s Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916. Also contains earlier nineteenth-century border incidents including the Cortina war, an affair incited by Juan Cortina that brought Robert E. Lee to the Rio Grande, Col. Mackenzie’s raid on Remolino, the pursuit of Geronimo, and the rise of Cochise and the Apaches. Published in a very small edition and now a modern rarity.

COERVER, Don M. and Linda B. Hall. Texas and the Mexican Revolution: A Study in State and National Border Policy 1910-1920. San Antonio: Trinity University Press, [1984]. Illustrations, endpaper maps. Cloth. Mint in d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: A study of the interaction between Texas and the U.S. as each attempted to deal with Mexico and the border situation, as well as the relationship of both state and nation with the various factions active in the Mexican Revolution.

[GLASS, E. L. N.]. The Punitive Expedition. [Tucson: Acme Printing Company, 1921]. Illustrations, photographic illustrations, portraits, map. Stiff brown boards, side-stitched. Tipped-in slip: "This item is an off-print of the Glass, History of the 10th Cavalry 1921. It is printed from the same plates without pagination. With an original Postcard Picture of the 10th Cavalry (W. R. Horne Company, El Paso-photographer) laid in.
See Graff 1571.

HARRIS, Nathaniel E. Autobiography: The Story of an Old Man’s Life with Reminiscences of Seventy-five Years. Macon: J. W. Burke Company, 1925. 550 pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Original cloth, gilt title on spine.
First edition. Coulter 215: "It is a lively account of a young Confederate soldier’s experiences, with few observations of a traveler." Pingenot: Tennessee-born Harris enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862 at age 16. He took part in repelling General Davis Hunter’s march on Lynchburg; then joined Early’s march through Lexington, crossing the Potomac to the outskirts of Washington. He fought in Virginia and near the end of the war joined general Joseph E. Johnston’s army. Following the war he migrated to Georgia and was elected governor in 1914. The last portion of the book deals with the Georgia National Guard’s service on the Mexican border at El Paso, Texas.

MASON, Herbert Molloy, Jr. The Great Pursuit. New York: Random House, 1970. Photographic plates, maps. Cloth. Near mint copy. Pictorial d.j. has two small closed tears, else fine.
         First edition. Pingenot: The best and most readable account of the U.S. Army’s expedition across the Rio Grande into Mexico in 1916 to destroy the bandit Pancho Villa. The story is significant for this was the last major use of horse cavalry in the army and the first use of its fledgling aero squadron.

[MEWETT, Alfred]. A Brief History of Troop A, 107th Regiment of Cavalry, Ohio National Guard, The Black Horse Troop.... Cleveland: Privately printed, 1923. Frontispiece portrait, photographs, text drawings. 8vo, original embossed cloth with deckle edge watermarked paper. Slight edge wear and browning, else fine.
         First edition, limited edition (#382 of 500 copies). Pingenot: Written by Alfred Mewett, Troop Historian, and published for the active members and the veterans’ association. Drawn from minutes of Troop meetings, fifty years of newspaper files and Troop correspondence, plus memories of veterans, this work traces the history of the Black Horse Troop from its founding in 1877 to its service in Texas on the Mexican border in 1916.

PETERSON, Jessie, and Thelma Cox Knoles. Pancho Villa: Intimate Recollections by People Who Knew Him. New York: Hastings House, 1977. Photographic illustrations, endpaper maps. Cloth. Very fine in pictorial d.j. Autographed on the half-title by both authors.
First edition. Pingenot: A provocative oral biography in which thirty-one people whose lives were touched by Villa speak candidly of the man. The stories include those of a cowboy who rode with Villa, his widow, one of his kidnapping victims, his tailor, a victim of Villa’s famous attack on Columbus, New Mexico, and others. Many rare photographs accompany these equally rare anecdotes.

The Service of the Missouri National Guard on the Mexican Border under the President’s Order of June 18, 1916. Jefferson City: Hugh Stephens Company, [n.d. ca. 1917]. Original buckram with leather labels. Some insect spotting, else very good.
         First edition. Pingenot: Contains a roster of officers and men along with a brief history of the organizations participating. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Missouri Infantry, the First Battalion Missouri Field Artillery, Troop B Missouri Cavalry, along with Field Hospital No. 1 and Ambulance Company No. 1 served at Laredo, Dolores, and other locations along the Texas-Mexico border in 1916.

THISTED, Moses N. With the Wisconsin National Guard on the Mexican Border in 1916-1917. N.p.: Wisconsin National Guard, [1966]. Photographic illustrations. Gilt pictorial cloth. Issued without a d.j. Mint.
         First edition. Pingenot: Regimental history of the Wisconsin National Guard’s service in Texas and on the Mexican border, 1916-1917. The author, Lt. Col. Moses N. Thisted, National Historian, Mexican Border Veterans, began as a private in a machine gun company when sent to Texas. The First Wisconsin Infantry saw service at Fort Sam Houston and in South Texas along the Mexican border.

TOMPKINS, Frank. Chasing Villa: The Story Behind the Story of Pershing’s Expedition into Mexico. Harrisburg: Military Service Publishing Company, 1934. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations, maps. 8vo, original pictorial pebble cloth. 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 Pershing’s Punitive Expedition in pursuit of Villa. Tompkins’ account is rated by far the best by a participant. Scarce especially in the d.j.

UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD, New York. Four news photographs by Underwood’s News Service, captions and descriptions on reverse. Each stamped "Official Photograph Passed by the Censor." In a mustard-colored folder.

(15 vols.)