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The Conquest of America (La Conquête de l'Amérique)
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The Conquest of America (La Conquête de l'Amérique)

By Tzvetan Todorov; Trans. by Richard Howard

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1982. First English Language Edition. Cloth. Very good/very good. A very good first English translation in a very good dustjacket. Blue cloth covered boards. Gilt title stamping on spine. Both covers slightly bowed. Bump in center of rear bottom edge (1 inch). Collector's marginalia inked at hinge of half title page. Minor toning on endpapers. Dustjacket has a 3/8 inch closed tear on front of jacket at top. Mild shelfwear on edges. Three smaller tears on rear dustjacket at top and bottom edges. 274pp, including index. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, octavo. THE CONQUEST OF AMERICA: The Question of the Other, by Tzvetan Todorov. This book explores what happens when two different cultures meet. The French writer and critic, Tzvetan Todorov, approaches the subject as a semiotician, a student of signs, interested in the systems of signification through which cultures articulate the world and enable it to have meaning. Spain's conquest of America in the 16th century, he says, led to ''the greatest genocide in human history.'' An estimated 90 percent of Central America's population perished in 50 years. Last year, Jonathan Culler remarked in these pages that ''The Conquest of America,'' translated by Richard Howard, is ''an engaging book that presents fascinating and often disturbing material clearly." -- New York Times

$40.00

Conquistadors Without Swords: Archaeologists in the Americas, an account with original narratives
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Conquistadors Without Swords: Archaeologists in the Americas, an account with original narratives

By Leo Deuel

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near fine/fine. A near fine first edition, first printing, as stated, in a fine dust jacket. Rust-color cloth boards with gold title stamping and glyph on spine. Minor soiling to bottom edge (1/16" at corner).Illustrated with 43 plates, 142 figures and 30 maps. 45 pp. bibliography. 647 pp. including index. Octavo.

$18.00

Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva España; Escrita por Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun, Franciscano; y fundada en la documentación en lengua mexicana recogida por los mismos naturales; La dispuso para la prensa en esta nueva edición, con numeración, anotaciones y apéndices Ángel María Garibay K. [No. 8, VOLUME 1 only]
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Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva España; Escrita por Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun, Franciscano; y fundada en la documentación en lengua mexicana recogida por los mismos naturales; La dispuso para la prensa en esta nueva edición, con numeración, anotaciones y apéndices Ángel María Garibay K. [No. 8, VOLUME 1 only]

By Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun; Angel Maria Garibay K.

Mexico City: Editorial Porrua, 1969. Second Edition, Limited edition. Cloth. Fine/very good +. Volume 1 (No. 8 only). TEXT IN SPANISH. A fine second edition hardcover in a very good plus dust jacket. A limited edition, number 1590 of 3000 printed. Some pages unopened. Burgundy cloth boards with green and gilt warrior emblem and colophon on cover and green and gilt title stamping on spine. Dust jacket shows toning and off-setting. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 387 pp. Octavo. Historia general de las cosas de nueva España (General history of the things of New Spain) is an encyclopedic work about the people and culture of central Mexico compiled by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (1499–1590), a Franciscan missionary who arrived in Mexico in 1529, eight years after completion of the Spanish conquest by Hernan Cortés. Commonly called the Florentine Codex, the manuscript came into the possession of the Medici no later than 1588 and is now in the Medicea Laurenziana Library in Florence. Sahagún began conducting research into indigenous cultures in the 1540s, using a methodology that scholars consider to be a precursor to modern anthropological field technique. His motives were primarily religious: he believed that to convert the natives to Christianity and eradicate their devotion to false gods, it was necessary to understand those gods and the hold they had on the Aztec people. Sahagún was repelled by much of native culture, but he also came to admire many qualities of the Aztecs...." --Medicea Laurenziana Library, Florence

$48.00

Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva España; Escrita por Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun, Franciscano; y fundada en la documentación en lengua mexicana recogida por los mismos naturales; La dispuso para la prensa en esta nueva edición, con numeración, anotaciones y apéndices Ángel María Garibay K. [No. 10, VOLUME 3 only]
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Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva España; Escrita por Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun, Franciscano; y fundada en la documentación en lengua mexicana recogida por los mismos naturales; La dispuso para la prensa en esta nueva edición, con numeración, anotaciones y apéndices Ángel María Garibay K. [No. 10, VOLUME 3 only]

By Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun; Angel Maria Garibay K.

Mexico City: Editorial Porrua, 1969. Second Edition, Limited edition. Cloth. Fine/very good +. Volume 3 (No. 10 only). TEXT IN SPANISH. A fine second edition hardcover in a very good plus dust jacket. A limited edition, number 2459 of 3000 printed. Some pages unopened. Burgundy cloth boards with green and gilt warrior emblem and colophon on cover and green and gilt title stamping on spine. Dust jacket has small closed tear at top of spine. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 367 pp. Octavo. Historia general de las cosas de nueva España (General history of the things of New Spain) is an encyclopedic work about the people and culture of central Mexico compiled by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (1499–1590), a Franciscan missionary who arrived in Mexico in 1529, eight years after completion of the Spanish conquest by Hernan Cortés. Commonly called the Florentine Codex, the manuscript came into the possession of the Medici no later than 1588 and is now in the Medicea Laurenziana Library in Florence. Sahagún began conducting research into indigenous cultures in the 1540s, using a methodology that scholars consider to be a precursor to modern anthropological field technique. His motives were primarily religious: he believed that to convert the natives to Christianity and eradicate their devotion to false gods, it was necessary to understand those gods and the hold they had on the Aztec people. Sahagún was repelled by much of native culture, but he also came to admire many qualities of the Aztecs...." --Medicea Laurenziana Library, Florence

$48.00

Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva España; Escrita por Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun, Franciscano; y fundada en la documentación en lengua mexicana recogida por los mismos naturales; La dispuso para la prensa en esta nueva edición, con numeración, anotaciones y apéndices Ángel María Garibay K. [No. 9, VOLUME 2 only]
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Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva España; Escrita por Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun, Franciscano; y fundada en la documentación en lengua mexicana recogida por los mismos naturales; La dispuso para la prensa en esta nueva edición, con numeración, anotaciones y apéndices Ángel María Garibay K. [No. 9, VOLUME 2 only]

By Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun; Angel Maria Garibay K.

Mexico City: Editorial Porrua, 1969. Second Edition, Limited edition. Cloth. Fine/very good +. Volume 2 (No. 9 only). TEXT IN SPANISH. A fine second edition hardcover in a very good plus dust jacket. A limited edition, number 2095 of 3000 printed. Some pages unopened. Burgundy cloth boards with green and gilt warrior emblem and colophon on cover and green and gilt title stamping on spine. Dust jacket has small closed tear at top of spine. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 336 pp. Octavo. Historia general de las cosas de nueva España (General history of the things of New Spain) is an encyclopedic work about the people and culture of central Mexico compiled by Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (1499–1590), a Franciscan missionary who arrived in Mexico in 1529, eight years after completion of the Spanish conquest by Hernan Cortés. Commonly called the Florentine Codex, the manuscript came into the possession of the Medici no later than 1588 and is now in the Medicea Laurenziana Library in Florence. Sahagún began conducting research into indigenous cultures in the 1540s, using a methodology that scholars consider to be a precursor to modern anthropological field technique. His motives were primarily religious: he believed that to convert the natives to Christianity and eradicate their devotion to false gods, it was necessary to understand those gods and the hold they had on the Aztec people. Sahagún was repelled by much of native culture, but he also came to admire many qualities of the Aztecs...." --Medicea Laurenziana Library, Florence

$48.00

Friar Bringas Reports to the King: Methods of Indoctrination on the Frontier of New Spain 1796-97
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Friar Bringas Reports to the King: Methods of Indoctrination on the Frontier of New Spain 1796-97

By Bringas de Manzaneda y Encinas; Diego Miguel Las Cruses

Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1977. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/very good +. A fine first edition in a lightly worn, very good plus dust jacket. Red cloth boards. Map end papers. Dust jacket has tiny closed tear and chips at head of spine on jacket. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. ix, 177 pp. including index. Quarto, 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches tall. A significant contribution to a deeper understanding of the Spanish period in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico, this translation of Father Diego Miguel Bringas' 1796–97 report on missionary activities presents a rare first-hand account of Spanish attempts to direct cultural change among the Pima Indians.

$40.00

Mission of Sorrows: Jesuit Guevavi and the Pimas, 1691-1767
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Mission of Sorrows: Jesuit Guevavi and the Pimas, 1691-1767

By John L. Kessell

Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1970. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine/fine. A near fine first edition in a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Brown cloth boards, front top corner bumped. Gilt title stamping. Mission map end papers. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled at inner edge of half title. xvi, 224 pp. including index. Quarto, 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches tall. The Mission of Guevavi on the Santa Cruz River in what is now southern Arizona served as a focal point of Jesuit missionary endeavor among the Pima Indians on New Spain's far northwestern frontier. For three-quarters of a century, from the first visit by the renowned Eusebio Francisco Kino in 1691 until the Jesuit Expulsion in 1767, the difficult process of replacing one culture with another—the heart of the Spanish mission system—went on at Guevavi. Yet all but the initial years presided over by Father Kino have been forgotten. Drawing upon archival materials in Mexico, Spain, and the United States—including accounts by the missionaries themselves and the surviving pages of the Guevavi record books—Kessell brings to life those forgotten years and forgotten men who struggled to transform a native ranchería into an ordered mission community. Of the eleven Black Robes who resided at Guevavi between 1701 and 1767, only a few are well known to history. Others—such as Joseph Garrucho, who presided more years at Guevavi than any other Padre; Alexandro Rapicani, son of a favorite of Sweden's Queen Christina; Custodio Zimeno, Guevavi's last Jesuit—have the details of their roles filled in here for the first time. In this in-depth study of a single missionary center, Kessell describes in detail the daily round of the Padres in their activities as missionaries, educators, governors, and intercessors among the often-indifferent and occasionally hostile Pimas. He discusses the Pima uprising of 1751 and the events that led up to it, concluding that it actually continued sporadically for some ten years. The growing ferocity of the Apache, the disastrous results of certain government policies—especially the removal of the Sobaípuri Indians from the San Pedro Valley—and the declining native population due to a combination of enforced culture change and epidemics of European diseases are also carefully explored. The story of Guevavi is one of continuing adversity and triumph. It is the story, finally, of expulsion for the Jesuits and, a few short years later, the end of Mission Guevavi at the hands of the Apaches. In Mission of Sorrows Kessell has projected meticulous research into a highly readable narrative to produce an important contribution to the history of the Spanish Borderlands." -- From the Publisher

$110.00

Franciscan Missionaries in Hispanic California 1769-1848, A Biographical Dictionary
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Franciscan Missionaries in Hispanic California 1769-1848, A Biographical Dictionary

By Maynard Geiger

San Marino, California: The Huntington Library, 1969. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/very good. Fine first edition of this Zamarano list title in a very good dust jacket. Gently read. Binding is sturdy and square. Brown cloth with gilt title stamping on spine. No markings. Tiny closed tears along top edge of a very good dust jacket. Dust jacket shows sunning to spine. xiv, 304 pp. including index and bibliography. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches tall.

$20.00

Coronado: Knight of Pueblos and Plains
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Coronado: Knight of Pueblos and Plains

By Herbert Eugene Bolton

Albuquerque: Whittlesey House and the University of New Mexico Press, 1949. Second Printing. Cloth. Fine/very good. A very good plus, stated second printing. Black cloth boards with gilt title stamping on spine. Map end papers. Previous owner's bookplates on front pastedown and verso of first free end paper. In a very good, original, unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor loss and wear, soiling to spine of jacket. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated with maps. xii, 491 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 x 9 1/4 inches tall.

$45.00

Teodoro de Croix and the northern frontier of New Spain, 1776-1783, from the original document in the Archives of the Indies, Seville. [American Exploration and Travel Series]
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Teodoro de Croix and the northern frontier of New Spain, 1776-1783, from the original document in the Archives of the Indies, Seville. [American Exploration and Travel Series]

By Teodoro de Croix; Alfred Barnaby Thomas; Archivo General de Indias

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. Second Printing. Cloth. Near fine/fine. A near fine second printing in a near fine, price clipped dust jacket. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Burgundy cloth, bottom front corner bumped. No other flaws. Top edge painted. Pages bright and crisp. Folding map pristine. xiii, 273 pp. including index. Octavo.

$20.00

Obregon's History of 16th Century Explorations in Western America entitled Chronicle, Commentary, or Relation of the Ancient and Modern Discoveries in New Spain and New Mexico, Mexico, 1584
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Obregon's History of 16th Century Explorations in Western America entitled Chronicle, Commentary, or Relation of the Ancient and Modern Discoveries in New Spain and New Mexico, Mexico, 1584

By Baltasar de Obregón; George P. Hammond & Agapito Rey, trans. & eds.

Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Co., 1928. First English Language Edition. Cloth. Very good. First English translation of Historia de los descubriementos antiguos de la Nueva Espaa.... [HOWES O 351 a]. Blue cloth boards, gilt title stamping on spine is crisp and bright. Corners lightly rubbed. Front hinge starting, but text block sound and square. Errata tipped in. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Very good folding map has offset onto TOC and has a fine crease along part of the edge of map. No DJ. Frontis. xxxvi, 351 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 x 9 inches tall (textblock). Baltasar Obregón (born 1534) was a 16th-century Spanish explorer and historian. He is most notable for publishing the Historia de los descubrimientos de Nueva Espana, an account of his travels in the New World. Obregón was born the son of an encomendera in the Spanish colony of New Spain. At the age of 19 Obregón joined up with a Spanish expedition to California, from which he returned with travel experience. In 1554 at the age of 20 he joined the expedition of Francisco de Ibarra to explore the frontiers of Spanish territory and to secure mineral resources. The expedition was a success, founding several settlements and allowing the Spanish to colonize Zacatecas. Later in life Obregón published an account of his travels, the Historia de los descubrimientos de Nueva Espana, in which he described the landscape of northern Mexico. After cataloging his own life, he continued to publish the accounts of other Spanish expeditions, such as that of Antonio de Espejo --- wikipedia

$185.00

The Apache Frontier: Jacobo Ugarte and Spanish-Indian Relations in Northern New Spain, 1769-1791 (Civilization of the American Indian Series)
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The Apache Frontier: Jacobo Ugarte and Spanish-Indian Relations in Northern New Spain, 1769-1791 (Civilization of the American Indian Series)

By Max L. Moorhead

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. First Edition. Cloth. Very good +/very good. A very good plus first edition. Yellow cloth boards with brown, black and white titling on spine. Top right corner bumped. Very small spot of soil on page fore edge. Top edge painted yellow. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Text is clean and bright. Binding is sturdy and square. In a very good, original, price-clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket showing sunning to spine and rubbing at fore edge. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 309 pp. including index. Octavo. When the tide of Spanish settlement in America reached the range of the Apache nation, it was abruptly halted. For two centuries Apaches baffled the defending Spanish troops and exacted a fearful toll from the terrorized colonists. This book relates how Commandant General Jacobo Ugarte faced the problem and the extent to which he was able to solve it, using a new Indian policy adopted by Spain in 1786. Political circumstances prevented Ugarte from completing the pacification of the Apaches, but it is significant that his stratagems were essentially the same as those employed with complete success by the Americans a century later. Ugarte himself was an unusual Spanish administrator, a soldier by profession but a diplomat by inclination. The courage of his convictions bordered on insubordination, but in the end history proved him right. Utilizing correspondence from officers in the field, post commanders, governors, viceroys, and royal administrators, the author reveals how the policy of 1786 worked in practice and how the Apaches reacted to it.

$25.00

Jacobo Sedelmayr: Missionary, Frontiersman, Explorer in Arizona and Sonora. Four Original Manuscript Narratives 1744-1751 (Great Southwest Travels Series, no. 1)
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Jacobo Sedelmayr: Missionary, Frontiersman, Explorer in Arizona and Sonora. Four Original Manuscript Narratives 1744-1751 (Great Southwest Travels Series, no. 1)

By Jacobo Sedelmayr; Peter Masten Dunne, trans.

[Tucson]: Arizona Pioneers’ Historical Society, 1955. First Edition, Limited Edition. Cloth. Fine/near fine. A fine first edition, limited to 600 copies. Gold cloth boards with gilt seal and title stamping on spine. Deckle page edges. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Otherwise clean and bright. A nearly pristine copy of an important work never before translated into English. In a near fine original dust jacket. Dust jacket shows one small spot at foot of spine, and a tiny tear on top edge. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Rear fold out map is perfect. 82 pp. plus unnumbered index. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 10 inches tall.

$55.00

Coronado's Quest: The Discovery of the Southwestern States
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Coronado's Quest: The Discovery of the Southwestern States

By A. Grove Day

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.

$50.00

Forgotten Frontiers: A Study of the Spanish Indian Policy of Don Juan Bautista de Anza Governor of New Mexico 1777-1787 from the original documents in the archives of Spain, Mexico, and New Mexico
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Forgotten Frontiers: A Study of the Spanish Indian Policy of Don Juan Bautista de Anza Governor of New Mexico 1777-1787 from the original documents in the archives of Spain, Mexico, and New Mexico

By Juan Bautista De Anza; Alfred Barnaby Thomas, trans.

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969. Second Printing. Cloth. Near fine/near fine. A near fine second printing of the first edition in a near fine, original, price clipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Pp. 418- 420 show a small thumbnail tear at base. All fold outs, including maps, present and pristine. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 420 pp. including index. Octavo.

$35.00

A Colony on the Move: Gaspar Castano de Sosa's Journal 1590-1591
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A Colony on the Move: Gaspar Castano de Sosa's Journal 1590-1591

By Gaspar Castano de Sosa; Albert H. Schroeder and Dan S. Matson

Santa Fe, New Mexico: School of American Research, 1965. First English Language Edition. Pictorial boards. Fine/very good +. A fine first complete English translation in a very good plus dust jacket. Brown pictorial cloth boards. Binding is sturdy and square. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Dust jacket shows a 1/4" closed tear at top spine. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated with maps, drawings, and b/w photos. 196 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 /14 x 9 1/4 inches tall.

$30.00

The San Saba Mission: Spanish Pivot in Texas
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The San Saba Mission: Spanish Pivot in Texas

By Robert S. Weddle

Austin: University of Texas Press, 1964. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine/very good +. Near fine first edition. Appears unread. Brown cloth boards. Red painted top edge. Marker dot on top edge. Erratum laid in. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. In a very good plus, price clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket showing one, 1" closed tear at top cover. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 238 pp. Octavo.

$50.00

Storms brewed in other men's worlds The confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795
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Storms brewed in other men's worlds The confrontation of Indians, Spanish, and French in the Southwest, 1540-1795

By Elizabeth A. H. John

College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press, 1975. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/very good +. About fine first edition, as stated, in a very good plus, original, unclipped dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with buffalo heart emblem and brown title stamping on spine. Russet end papers. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Dust jacket mildly sunned and showing a small closed tear at edge of spine cover, and two small rubbed spots. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated with maps, drawings and black and white plates. 805 pp. including index. Octavo.

$43.00

Andres Perez De Ribas, Pioneer Black Robe of the West Coast, Administrator, Historian (Monograph Series XXV)
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Andres Perez De Ribas, Pioneer Black Robe of the West Coast, Administrator, Historian (Monograph Series XXV)

By Peter Masten Dunne

New York: United States Catholic Historical Society, 1951. First Edition. Cloth. Very good +/good. A very good plus first edition in a plain brown paper dust jacket. Deep green cloth boards with gilt title stamping on cover and spine. Mild damp stain to front cover. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. Binding is sturdy and square. Unknown if good dust jacket is the original wrapper, but it is now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 178 pp. Octavo, 6 x 9 1/4 inches tall. Students of Northwest Coast history and cultures have more reasons for enthusiasm about this publication than Keats had about Chapman’s Homer, since it is not merely a language barrier that has been transcended by Iris Wilson’s translation of Mozilio’s eighteenth century Spanish, it is every kind of textual, historical, and ethnographic difficulty that would otherwise stand in the way of the complete utility and enjoyment of this extraordinary document. Noticias de Nutka is largely ethnographic reporting which, although of a rudimentary observational character, nonetheless forms an invaluable record of the first period of contact in the area. Moziiio’s account is based upon his sojourn in Nootka Sound for four months in 1792 as the scientist (botanist-naturalist) of the expedition of Bodega y Quadra. The work with which he was specifically charged is represented in a catalog of animals and plants of the area (Appendix B), but, for whatever reasons-his capacities and broad education for his day, his knowledge of the detailed ethnographic and linguistic reporting of such men as Sahagh in Mexico-Noticias seems to havebeen produced out of a certain, and absolutely correct conviction that what the people of Nootka Sound were like and what they did were all matters of importance, and that an accurate review of the visits of the various exploratory, political, and commercial expeditions to the North Pacific Coast from 1774 on, and the dealings of the Europeans concerned with the Indians were equally so. ...In short, Noticias de Nootka is a gift of scholarship, labor, and scientific Sense to the student of the area by both Mozifio, who produced the original and unique document, and Wilson, who has made it as open and easy to understand and use as if it had been produced in the 1970s rather than in the 1790s. -- AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST

$25.00

Coronado: Knight of Pueblos and Plains
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Coronado: Knight of Pueblos and Plains

By Herbert Eugene Bolton

Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1964. Reprint. Cloth. Fine/very good. A fine 1964 reprint of the 1949 classic. Blue cloth boards with white title stamping on cover and spine. Map end papers. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near edge of title page. In a very good, original, unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket shows a 1 1/4 inch tear along front fore edge of jacket. Illustrated with maps. 491 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 x 9 inches tall. The dramatic story of the first European exploration of our continent's southwestern quarter by the Coronado expedition of 1540-1542 is here retold by a master historian, whose Berkeley seminars through the decades have fostered awhole school of Boltonian students of the Americas.This Coronado volume, first promised in 1940 for the celebration of the four-hundredth anniversary of the expedition, is the crown of a long career-a career of documentary interpretation and personal exploration of the old trails that were blazed, less than two generations after Columbus, by the discoverers of the main landmarks of what are now the states of New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Bolton has supplemented a careful study of the immense mass of published materials on the Coronado period by drawing upon full transcriptions of new-found legal documents taken from the Archivo General de Indias in Seville. These derive from the inquiry held in 1544 concerning Coronado's conduct of his government, and from the trial in Spain in 1551 of Garcia L6pez de CArdenas, discoverer of the Grand Canyon, for misconduct during the winter battles among the Rio Grande pueblos. The chief portions of these new documents were printed by Hammond and Rey in 1940, but Bolton's further scrutiny adds some details to the main outlines already known. Perhaps the greatest contribution of this big book on Coronado is its more definite establishment of the particular routes traversed by the various parties of the expedition. Bolton's first-hand knowledge of the terrain enables him to talk with authority about many spots on the map. He brings much evidence to bear to show that the barrancas where Coronado's forces camped in the Texas Panhandle are Tule Canyon and Palo Duro Canyon, on the headwaters of the Red River. --- PACIFIC HISTORICAL REVIEW

$30.00

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