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Coronado's Quest: The Discovery of the Southwestern States by A. Grove Day - First Edition - 1940 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

Coronado's Quest: The Discovery of the Southwestern States

by A. Grove Day

Condition: Near fine


Berkeley: University of California Press, 1940. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine. A near fine first edition. Brown cloth with rampant lion in gilt on cover and gilt title stamping on spine. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Previous owner's name inscribed on first free end paper. Mild toning to end papers. Folding map tipped onto last page, map in very good plus condition, showing a short tear at page edge. xvi, 418 pp. including index.

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