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NOTICIAS DE LA PROVINCIA DE CALIFORNIAS EN TRES CARTAS
Valencia, 1794. Contemporary tree calf, spine ornately gilt, leather label, all edges red. Very minor wear to corners. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. Small ink stamp on titlepage and verso of table. A few leaves lightly toned. Near fine. "The only work on California published by the Dominicans" - Bancroft, HISTORY OF THE NORTH MEXICAN STATES. A descriptive work, with much on the Indians and the missionary activities of the Dominicans after the expulsion of the Jesuits. It also contains an important report on the dispute between the British and Spanish at Nootka Sound off Vancouver Island. It was mostly written at the San Miguel mission in the northern part of Baja California and is alleged to have been suppressed by the Spanish censors.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
Last Found On: 2015-11-18           Check availability:      Biblio    

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