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Pingenot Auction, Lot 426

426. [TEXAS FICTION]. Lot of 3 titles, including:

MICHENER, James A. Texas, A Novel. New York: Random House, 1985. Illustrations. Cloth. Mint in a very fine d.j.
         First edition, first printing. Pingenot: Michener spent thirty months in Texas researching this mammoth historical novel, which provides an entertaining way to learn some of the general background of Texas history. The jacket blurb states: "In this magnificent historical novel, Michener skillfully combines fact and fiction to present our richest, most expansive and most diversified state. Spanning four and a half centuries, this saga of Texas begins in the early 1500s, when the first Spaniards—Cabeza de Vaca and Coronado—explore parts of it, and ends with its present-day eminence as one of our most powerful states...second to none in natural wealth and human enterprise."

MURRAY, W. H. H. The Busted Ex-Texan and Other Stories. Boston: De Wolfe, Fiske & Company, 1890. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Original pictorial cloth, gilt. Very fine.
         First edition. Wright 3915. Pingenot: A big windy story about a Texan. Excellent illustrations. Rare early literature about Texas. Contains "The Busted Ex-Texan," and "Deacon Tubman & Parson Whitney," as well as a narrative poem, "The Leaf of Red Rose."

SEELY, Howard. A Lone Star Bo-Peep and Other Tales of Texan Ranch Life. New York: Mershon, 1885. 16mo, minor rubbing to spinal extremities, else a fine, bright copy.
         First edition. Raines, p. 184. Sloan, Women in the Cattle Country 564: "Contains one of the earliest literary treatments of a Texas cowgirl." Wright III:4858.

(3 vols.)