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Noticia de la California y de su conquista temporal y Miguel Venegas.

Noticia de la California y de su conquista temporal y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente. Sacada de la historia manuscrita, formada en Mexico ano de 1739 by Miguel Venegas. (News of the California and its temporal and spiritual conquest until the present time. From the manuscript history, formed in Mexico in 1739) L. Alvarez y Alvarez de la Cadena [Editorial Layac] 1943-1944, Mexico. Three volumes. 169, 348, 255 pages, plus six folding maps (2 in vol. 2 and 4 in volume 3). A reprint of the 1757 original, newly typeset with decorative chapter headings. Volume 3 includes texts by Andres Marcos Burriel, Sebastian Vizcaino, and Ferdinand Konsag, as did the original. An attractive and scarce reprint of a hard-to-obtain Zamorano 80 title (no. 78), published during the Second World War, with maps not included in the original. The book mostly relates to Baja California. Books appear to be library rebound in a heavy cloth with bright gilt lettering on the spine. NOT EX_LIBRARY. Covers have light edge wear. Light separation to the bindings inside the original card grade paper covers, except in volume one, which the most of the page has come completely loose. Covers appear to be lightly shaved to accomodate the binding, with no loss of text. I do not see an original back cover bound in. I do not see any tears to the maps inside the back covers of volumes 2 and 3 (however, I have not opened them all for fear of tearing them myself) but there may be some unusual folds to them. They are each uniformly folded with some triangular folds that appear to be as they were published. It appears the parts of the maps are published too large to bve folded otherwise and that appears to have created some minor rough folds. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages except as mentioned. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. DC01a