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(CALIFORNIA.) [Sales, Luis de.] Noticias de la Provincia de Californias en tres cartas. 2 folding tables. 104, 96, 104 pages. 16mo, contemporary calf, minor wear; edges tinted red; book tag on front pastedown, small inked "MM" stamps on title, page 52, and a table. Valencia: Orga, 1794
"The only work on California published by the Dominicans"--Bancroft, History of the North Mexican States, page I:727. A descriptive work, with much on the Indians and the missionary activities of the Dominicans after the expulsion of the Jesuits. It also contains an important report on the dispute between the British and Spanish at Nootka Sound off Vancouver Island. It was mostly written at the San Miguel mission in the northern part of Baja California, and is alleged to have been suppressed by the Spanish censors. Cowan 1933, page 550; Howes S54 ("b"); Medina, BHA 5649; Palau 194130; Sabin 75765; Streeter sale IV:2456; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 177.