Letters of Captain Don Pedro Fages & the Reverend President Fr. Junipero Serra at San Diego, California, in October 1772
first editionOriginal wrappers
by Fages, Captain Don Pedro; Reverend President Fr. Junipero Serra; Henry R. Wagner (editor)
San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1936. 1st. Original wrappers. First Edition, Limited to 200 copies printed for Harry W. Porte. Folio. Two leaves of facsimile letters. Title and caption title printed in sepia and black, and one initial in sepia. Ornament at tope of each page. Original string-tied cream wrappers with red lettering to front cover. A very good copy (some un-eaven tanning to covers; short closed tear and crease to rear cover at spine head; internally clean). (Grabhorn 259). A revealing exchange, through these letters, of the struggle for power between Fray Junipero Serra, president of the missions of Upper California and Don Pedro Fages, the governor. (Inventory #: 17317)
Western Americana, Californiana, Americana, Travel & Exploration, General Antiquarian
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