June Catalogue Review
Newton, Norman. Thomas Gage in Spanish America. London, Faber, (1969), First ed., 214 pp, index, biblio, b/w photo illus. Story of the 17th century traveler to Spanish Mexico & Central America. $20
Rankin, Melinda. Twenty Years Among the Mexicans, A Narrative of Missionary Love. Cincinnati, Chase & Hall, 1875 (1875), 1st ed, 214 pp, gilt lettering & decoration on cover & spine. Light shelf wear, contents tight & VG. Rankin (1811-1888) was a Presbyterian missionary & teacher in Mexico & the Southwest. In 1847 she went as a missionary to the Mexicans. In Mexico, she taught in Matamoras, Tamaulipas, visited other places & in Monterey she purchased a building which when opened became the first Protestant mission in Mexico. Howes R-64, Sabin 67885. $150
Schaeffer, L. M. Sketches of Travels in South America, Mexico & California. New York, James Egbert, 1860, 1st ed, 247 pp. Original blind stamped cloth, one tip rubbed, else no sign of shelf wear, contents VG++. Author sailed from New York to California via Rio and Cape Horn in 1849 with vivid geographical descriptions & sketches of life. Gunn 1024, Sabin 77485. $175
Swagerty, William with John Aubrey. America in 1492. American civilization on the eve of the Columbus voyages. Chicago, Newberry Library, (1992), 1st ed, wrp, 48pp, color & b/w photo illus. Exhibition catalogue. $20
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