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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

Discovering the New World based on the works of Theodore de Bry
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Discovering the New World based on the works of Theodore de Bry

By Michael Alexander, ed.

New York: Harper and Row, 1976. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Cloth. Very good +/very good +. Theodore de Bry. A very good plus, stated first US edition. Sage cloth boards with minor shelf wear at foot of spine, in an original unclipped dust jacket showing the $22.95 price. De Bry map endpapers. Edge toning to pages. Text block is sturdy and square. In a very good plus dust jacket showing toning to flaps. Stunning sepia illustrations throughout depicting Native American encounters with Europeans in the New World. 223 [1] pp. incl. index. Small quarto, 8 1/2 x 12 inches tall.

$40.00

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

Crusaders of the Rio Grande: The Story of Don Diego de Vargas and the reconquest and refounding of New Mexico
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Crusaders of the Rio Grande: The Story of Don Diego de Vargas and the reconquest and refounding of New Mexico

By J. Manuel Espinosa

Chicago: Institute of Jesuit History, 1942. First Edition. Cloth. Very good +. A very good plus first edition. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gilt title stamping. Sunning to spine and covers. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled near front hinge. No other markings. Binding is sturdy and square. Page 399 miscut. xx, 410 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 x 9 inches tall.

$95.00

Fernando Cortes: His Five Letters Of Relation To The Emporor Charles V, 1519-1526 [Two Volume Set]
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Fernando Cortes: His Five Letters Of Relation To The Emporor Charles V, 1519-1526 [Two Volume Set]

By Fernando Cortes; Francis Agustus McNutt, trans.

Glorieta, NM: Rio Grande Press, Inc. , 1977. First Thus, Facsimile. Pictorial boards. Fine. A fine, two volume facsimile set of a of the 1908 edition. Stated first printing. Gorgeous red cloth pictorial boards with green, orange and pink foil stamping. Lacking the slipcase. Map endpapers. From the private library of Larry Southwick, collector's marginalia pencilled on first free endpaper. Features 104 pages of new front matter by John Greenway, followed by McNutt's introduction and Cortes' letters. 352, 374 pp. including index and appendix. Octavo, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches tall.

$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

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