The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides 1630. Alonso de Benavides.
The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides 1630
The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides 1630

With Extraordinary Photogravures of New Mexico by Vroman and Lummis

The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides 1630.

Chicago: privately printed, 1916.

From an edition limited to 300 copies, this copy stamped "249" Translated by Mrs. Edward E. Ayer. Annotated by Frederick Webb Hodge and Charles Fletcher Lummis. Forty-four photogravure illustrations. xiii, 309 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. With Extraordinary Photogravures of New Mexico by Vroman and Lummis. Original three-quarter cloth over cloth, t.e.g. Bookplates on front pastedown. Minor wear to cloth, quite clean internally, very good plus Graff 250. Item #253121

This important work, edited by Mrs. Edward Ayer, translates the memorial of Franciscan Alonso Benavides, the best account of early 17th-century New Mexico. Extensive notes by Charles F. Lummis and Frederick Webb Hodge supplement the narrative. Of the greatest interest, however, are the extraordinary gravure illustrations from photographs by Adam Clark Vroman and Charles F. Lummis. These show Indian sites and churches - or ruins of churches - in New Mexico, as well as New Mexico landscape. Beautifully printed by the firm of John Andrew & Son of Chicago, they are an overlooked photographic treasure trove from two notable 20th-century photographers of New Mexico.

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