Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 2002. First by the Lakeside Press. Near fine in dark brown cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations stamped on the spine and on the front board and with a gilt top edge to the text block with a very slight fading of the front board at the fore and top edges. Laid-in at the front of the book is the presentation note to the original recipient. Without a dust jacket as issued. This is the "Centennial Edition" of the Lakeside Classics which commemorates the 138th year of the Lakeside Press and the 100th anniversary of the start of the Lakeside Classics. This is the first volume published by the Lakeside Press as a dual-language edition. It is printed in the author's native language, Spanish on the verso of the pages and on the recto of the pages the text is printed in English. The publisher's preface also contains a unique review of the first one hundred years of the Lakeside Classics to include two full color pages showing the different bindings used for each of the four series produced to date. A long anticipated and most welcome note appears in this preface with the statement that the publisher's are looking forward to the start of the fifth series with the publication of the 101st title in 2003. This is a first person narrative of the Corondado expedition of 1540 to 1542 through what are now the Spanish and American States of Sinaloa, Sonora, Jaja, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. 421 pages including and index and illustrated with a two page color frontispiece, 12 color plates, two color maps and several black and white illustrations. (Inventory #: TB25031)
Collectible First Editions by 20th Century Authors of Nature, Natural History, Historical Fiction, Nautical Fiction & Americana; Rivers of America, Lakeside Classics and the American Guide Series
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