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Scarce history of missions in California  

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Historia Cristiana de la California. Obra Traducida al Español para El Domingo por el lic. D. German Madrid y Ormaechea


Mexigo [sic]

Impenta [sic] de Pedro Murguia



[3]-238, [9] pp. (8vo) 15.5x9.5 cm (16¼x3¾"), modern quarter morocco & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands.

A translation of Histoire Chrétienne de la Californie, par Madame la comtesse de ***. Written by a certain Madame la Contesse de..., whose identity has remained unknown, this account is a valuable source for California mission history. Barrett 1211; Cowan p. 411; Sabin 32032. The leaf that would be pp.1-2 is not present, but this matches other collations we have seen - the leaf was likely blank, though possibly a half-title.

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Some discoloration to title page and occasionally to text, small chips to top of title and following leaves; very good.

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