Mejico: J. Ojeda, 1839. Hardcover. Very good. Item #21537 .
[i-ii] iii-vii, 302, [2, index] pp. Small 8vo. Original full Mexican tree sheep, tan leather label, gilt, and spine ruled in gilt. Lightly rubbed, light dampstain on the foredge margin not affecting text, else a fine copy.
Second printing after the first printing the year earlier of which only a few copies are known. It was reprinted in Guadalajara in 1878.
A chronicle of the colonial activity in what is now Northern Mexico and Southwest United States, an important source for the colonial Spanish history. It is rich in historical detail on the missionary expeditions that brought Texas, New Mexico-Arizona, and the Californias under the jurisdiction of Spain.
Frejes was a Franciscan historian, born in Guadalajara, but assigned to Zacatecas where its library contained many valuable manuscripts dating from the time of the conquest.
See Wagner, Spanish Southwest; Cowan II, 221-222; Eberstadt 120:93; Graff 1424; Howes F359; Palau 94836; Porrúa V:6874; Sabin 25825.
Rare. In Spanish.