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  • THE GUANCHES OF TENERIFE: The Holy Image of Our Lady of Candelaria and the Spanish Conquest and Settlement. (Series II, Vol. XXI). by Espinosa, Friar Alonso de (Translated and edited by Sir Clements Markham.)
    Espinosa, Friar Alonso de (Translated and edited by Sir Clements Markham.)
    THE GUANCHES OF TENERIFE: The Holy Image of Our Lady of Candelaria and the Spanish Conquest and Settlement. (Series II, Vol. XXI).

    Edition: First edition.

    London: The Hakluyt Society, 1907. Hardcover first edition - An account of the Spanish settlement of the Canary Islands in the 15th Century, and the subjugation of the Guanches, the original inhabitants, translated and edited, with notes and an introduction by Sir Clements Markham, President of the Hakluyt Society. Includes a list of the remnants of the Guanche language, an account of the miracles associated with Our Lady of Candelaria by Espinosa as well as a description of Tenerife and a report of the current condition of the image by Ethel Trew. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 plates, and 2 color folding maps. Bibliographies, index. xxvi, 221 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in the original blue blindstamped cloth binding, with gilt lettering on the spine, and a small illustration on the front cover. Slight fading to the spine, some age-toning to the endpapers and the half title page. Many pages still unopened.

    Book ID: 49893
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  • SOUTHWEST BORDERLANDS: Veins of Silver and Gold. by Perez, Robert H.
    Perez, Robert H.
    SOUTHWEST BORDERLANDS: Veins of Silver and Gold.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Tucson: University of Arizona - Arizona Educational Materials Center, (1982.). First edition - Stories of the Spanish conquest of the southwest, including California, and of the people involved. Also includes some discussion of culture change, then and now. Illustrated with maps and photographs. viii, 150 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated tan wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 51397
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  • THE HOUSE OF DAWN. by Ryan, Marah Ellis (1860/1866 -1934), illustrated by Booth Hanson.
    Ryan, Marah Ellis (1860/1866 -1934), illustrated by Booth Hanson.
    THE HOUSE OF DAWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1914. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A romantic novel of the Spanish in what is now New Mexico, set in the late 1600's, by this popular author, actress and Indian activist who went to live among the Hopi Indians in 1909. Upon publication, the New York Times review stated: "It is an ingeniously conceived and cleverly told story that Miss Ryan writes of the days when the Spaniard was riding, an arrogant conqueror, over the mountains and across the deserts of Mexico; when the tiger claws of the Inquisition were reaching out for victims and the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest were rising in rebellion against both the religion and the rule of…

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    Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1914. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A romantic novel of the Spanish in what is now New Mexico, set in the late 1600's, by this popular author, actress and Indian activist who went to live among the Hopi Indians in 1909. Upon publication, the New York Times review stated: "It is an ingeniously conceived and cleverly told story that Miss Ryan writes of the days when the Spaniard was riding, an arrogant conqueror, over the mountains and across the deserts of Mexico; when the tiger claws of the Inquisition were reaching out for victims and the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest were rising in rebellion against both the religion and the rule of their conquerors. It is told in the first person, the narrator being a relative of the high-born and high-spirited maid of Spain, who follows her betrothed across the sea to the New World." Illustrated with a sepia toned frontispiece and three inserted plates, colored endpapers and decorations bordering every page by Hanson Booth. INSCRIBED by the author on the dedication page "Mildred, I am glad you have this as they are exceedingly rare. Cordially. . . " While it is not quite accurate to call the book 'exceedingly rare' copies signed by the author are very uncommon. 407 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in coarse tan cloth with blue lettering and black and silver decorations (some rubbing and wear to the cloth, especially at the ends of the spine.)

    Book ID: 46332
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  • FRAY JUNIPERO SERRA AND THE CALIFORNIA CONQUEST. by Wise, Winifred E.
    Wise, Winifred E.
    FRAY JUNIPERO SERRA AND THE CALIFORNIA CONQUEST.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1967.) dj. Hardcover - A biography for young adults telling of the later years of Serra's life and the establishment of the California Missions, a task he was given in 1769, when he was already 55 years old, and suffering from a sore leg. Illustrated with photographs and vintage prints. Bibliography, index. 184 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and reading wear, in a good dj.

    Book ID: 40252
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