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Pingenot Auction, Lot 434

434. [WOMEN’S HISTORY]. Lot of 13 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

BOYD, Mrs. Orsemus B. Cavalry Life in Tent and Field. Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, 1982. Frontispiece portrait. Pictorial wrappers.
         First reprint edition with a new introduction by Darlis Miller. Pingenot: One of the best books on the frontier military as seen by an officer’s wife. The Boyds served at posts throughout the Southwest borderlands, including two tours at Fort Clark, Texas near the Mexican border. The first edition is rare and the reprint is now out-of-print.

BRUCE, Florence Guild. Lillie of Six-Shooter Junction. San Antonio: Naylor Company, 1946. 3 photographic plates. Cloth in chipped d.j. Signed by author.
         First edition, limited edition (#514 of an unspecified number of copies).

Elizabeth McAnulty Owens. The Story of Her Life. San Antonio: Naylor Company, 1936. Illustrations. Wrappers. Second white pictorial wrappers over first wrappers, "Merry Christmas 1972, Ellen, Jack, and Steve."
         First edition.

In South Cheyenne Cañon with Pen and Camera. Colorado Springs: Hull Brothers, [1893]. Photographic illustrations. 16mo pamphlet, original pictorial wrappers. Very fine.
         First edition. Pingenot: A promo extolling the wonders and beauties of South Cheyenne Canon located at the North end of Cheyenne Mountain, five miles from Colorado Springs. Contains a short poem by Helen H. Jackson.

ISCOE, Louise Kosches. Ima Hogg: First Lady of Texas. Austin: Encino Press, 1976. Photographic illustrations. Oblong 8vo, original cloth and boards, pictorial printed paper label. Very good.
         First edition. Whaley 138. Pingenot: Published by William Wittliff’s Encino Press for the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, this biographical sketch traces the life and pursuits of the only daughter of James Stephen Hogg, one of Texas most able and popular governors. She is praised for giving unstintingly of her own wealth, and persuading others to do likewise. Hers was a long and full life. Especially interesting are the numerous charming photographs that span her lifetime.

KILGORE, Dan. Two Sixshooters and a Sunbonnet: The Story of Sally Skull. N.p.: Texas Folklore Society, n.d. Illustrations. Printed wrappers. Presentation copies, one to Charles Downing and one to Ben Pingenot, signed by author.
         First edition. 2 copies.

MARKS, Paula Mitchell. Hands to the Spindle: Texas Women and Home Textile Production, 1822-1880. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1996.
         First edition.

NOGGLE, Anne. For God, Country, and the Thrill of It: Women Air Force Pilots in World War II. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1990. Photographic plates. 4to, cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition.

[PLUMMER, RACHEL]. LOFTON, Rachel, et al. The Rachel Plummer Narrative: A Stirring Narrative of Adventure, Hardship and Privation in the Early Days of Texas.... N.p.: Privately printed, 1926. 3 photographic portraits. Original green printed wrappers. Very fine.
         Reprint. Ayer 221n. Graff 3187. Howes P80. Plains & Rockies IV:113. Streeter 1525n. Pingenot: Reprint edition of the exceedingly rare 1844 printing of James W. Parker’s Narrative of the Perilous Adventures...During a Frontier Residence in which the story of a Comanche attack in 1836 on Fort Parker resulted in the capture of his daughter, Rachel Plummer, and his niece, Cynthia Ann Parker, who later was taken to wife by a chief and thence became the mother of noted Comanche chief, Quannah Parker. Until the discovery, a dozen years ago, of the only known copy of the 1838 original edition, the 1844 version (which was an imperfect reprint lacking the first chapter) was the only available account of this remarkable Indian captivity.

SUMMERHAYES, Martha. Vanished Arizona: Recollections of My Army Life. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1908. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Original gilt pictorial cloth. Fine.
         First edition. Clark, Southwest Classics, pp. 272-284: "What she wrote was the story of an army wife on the Arizona frontier in the 1870’s, a story that is peerless in the literature of that time and place." Graff 4028: "One of the most readable books about Arizona." Howes S1132. Munk (Alliott), p. 210. Myres, Army Wives in the Trans-Mississippi West, a Preliminary Bibliography, p. 13.

VERGES, Marianne. On Silver Wings: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II. New York: Ballantine Books, [1991]. Photographic illustrations. Cloth and boards in photographically illustrated d.j. Near mint.
         First edition. Foreword by Senator Barry Goldwater. Pingenot: The story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, known as WASPs, in which over 25,000 women volunteered but only 1,830 were accepted for the rigorous Army Air Force flight training program. For two years, 1942-1944, these women pilots flew everything from Piper Cubs to B-17 Flying Fortresses. Yet for all their bravery and commitment, the WASPs had to battle red tape and political pressure for years until 1977 when Congress finally accorded them the benefits of military status.

VIELÉ, Teresa. "Following the Drum:" A Glimpse of Frontier Life. New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1858. 12mo, original embossed pebbled cloth, gilt spine. Shelf slanted and hinge repaired, overall very good.
         First edition. Hanna, Yale Exhibit: "As a bride she went with her soldier husband to Texas when the Mexican War had not been long over and where the fierce Comanche were plentiful." Howes V92. Myres, Following the Drum, p. 14: "Vielé was the first woman to publish an account of army life in the trans-Mississippi West, and one of the few women who wrote about Texas." Plains & Rockies IV:312a:1: "In this lively account...Vielé describes her year’s stay at Ringgold Barracks in entertaining commentary on life on the Texas frontier in the early 1850’s." Raines, p. 209. Winegarten, p. 118: "Mrs. Vielé was an army wife...who wrote about Brownsville, Brazos Island, Galveston, and Rio Grande City."

WALLACE, Edward S. Destiny and Glory. New York: Coward-McCann, [1957]. Illustrations. Cloth. Very fine in pictorial d.j.
First edition. Pingenot: The incredible story of a forgotten chapter in American history—the reckless men and bold adventurers who made hostile expeditions to the Caribbean, Central and South America between the Mexican and Civil Wars. Includes a chapter on Jane McManus Cazneau, a remarkable nineteenth-century woman whose exploits would make many 20th-century feminists blush. Long out-of-print.

(13 vols.)