Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(CALIFORNIA.) Calzada, Juan. Tratado de las indulgencias en general y en particular. [12], 245, [1]; [8], 327, [1] pages. 2 volumes. 8vo, unmatched contemporary tree calf and 1/2 calf, minor wear; moderate foxing; marbled edges on Volume II; inked ownership stamps on title page and final leaf of Volume I. Havana, Cuba: Imprenta Fraternal, 1838-40

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A work on papal indulgences by a former Mexican missionary, written at the convent of San Francisco de la Habana. Near the end of Volume II are several chapters devoted to missionary work among the Indians, including a section titled "De las misiones de la Nueva-California . . . Descripcion de la California" (pages 256-265), which gives a short history of missionaries in Alta California and the early explorers such as Vancouver and La Perouse. Palau 40643.