The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides 1630.
by Benavides, Fray Alonso de
RR. Donnelley and Sons,
1st edition. xiii, 309pp, illus. Hardcover. Ex-lib book plate on the front pastedown. Some shelfwear, covers slightly soiled, else clean and very good. One of a numbered edition of 300. Written in the year 1626, this memorandum is an eye witness account of travels through the mission territory of New Mexico. Fray Alfonso de Benavides was the first religious superior of the territory, but he was also a competent explorer, demographer and map-maker. The original text was translated by Mrs. Edward E. Ayer and was annotated by Frederick Webb Hodge and Charles Lummis (who also did the splendid photographs). A basic New Mexico book. Wagner Spanish Southwest 33.
Book Id: 26195