Fray Alonso de Benevides' Revised Memorial of 1634, with Supplementary Documents Elaborately Annotated.

Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1945.

Price: $150.00


About the item

Plates. xvi, 368 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt. Modern bookplate on front pastedown, contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf. Dust jacket price clipped, a few small chips and tears. Very good.

Item #252239

Translation of the memorial of Franciscan Alonso Benavides, the best account of early 17th-century New Mexico, edited by Frederick Webb Hodge, George P. Hammond, and Agapito Rey.  Volume IV of the Coronado Cuarto Centennial Publications.  An English translation was first published in 1916, and the editors note that "Much of the importance of the present work rests on the numerous historical documents which have been revealed in recent years, and which have been added as appendices.  It may not be too much to assert that they are as important as the Memorial itself for the additional light which they shed on New Mexico and mission work on the northern border before 1634."