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Spanish pioneer in the Southwest 1775-6  

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On the Trail of a Spanish Pioneer. The Diary and Itinerary of Francisco Garces in his Travels through Sonora, Arizona, and California 1775-1776

Coues, Elliot

New York

Francis P. Harper



2 volumes. xxx, 312; [viii], 313-608 pp. Translated by Elliott Coues. Three maps (one folding); five facsimiles; twelve black and white plates. (8vo) 23x15.5 cm (9x6"), original blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt. One of 950 copies. First Edition.

This copy not numbered, with inscription "Presentation copy from the Publisher" where the number should be. An important account of early Southwest travel and encounters with the native people. "In 1775-1776... Garces started with Anza's celebrated expedition...but separated from the main party at Yuma, at the junction of the Gila and Colorado..." - Edwards. Cowan, p. 228-9; Edwards Enduring Desert p.57; Howes C801; Wagner Spanish Southwest, p. 507.

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Minor rubbing to extremities, a few slight stains to covers; very good.

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