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Sale 2517 Lot 30
(CALIFORNIA.) Calzada, Juan. Tratado de las indulgencias en general y en particular. , 245, ; , 327,  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
Estimate $800 - 1,200
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.