History of the Original FINANCING of the CALIFORNIA MISSIONS Archival Notes & Documents 1/2000 MEXICAN BOOK in SPANISH
EL FONDO PIADOSO DE LAS MISIONES DE CALIFORNIAS : Notas y Documentos, by Maria Del Carmen Velazquez. ARCHIVO HISTÓRICO DIPLOMÁTICO MEXICANO, cuarta época. Published by the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, México, Primera Edición, 1985. MEXICAN BOOK, TEXT IN SPANISH. LIMITED EDITION of only 2000 COPIES, so stated on the Colophon page (the last page). Softcovers, 6.5x9 inches (17x23 cm), 535 pages. Illustrated with 3 fold open facsimiles of historical financial documents related to the California Missions. GOOD MINUS condition, the covers have light toning, and some edge and general wear; the rear cover has a crack / split along its spine edge, but is holding well; internally the glue binding seems to be getting old and feels like it might crack and cause some pages to come loose (but not yet), otherwise the pages are bright, clean and unmarked. An interesting look at the economics behind the building of the California Missions. This 1985 first and limited edition is quite hard to find.