BARCIA’S CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF THE CONTINENT OF FLORIDA. Containing the Discoveries and Principle Events. From the Year 1512, In Which Juan Ponce de Leon Discovered Florida, Until the Year 1722. Translated with an Introduction by Anthony Kerrigan, Introduced with a Foreword by Herbert E. Bolton

Florida]; Barcia [Andres Gonzalez de]

Published by Gainesville University of Florida Press 1951, 1951
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First edition in English, LIMITED to 999 numbered copies. This printing represents the first time the work was ever translated into English. Engraved styled head and tail-pieces, folding genealogical plate, original prospectus included, title-page and limitation page printed in black and red. Tall 4to, publisher’s original cloth designed beautifully to be reminiscent of antique vellum, lettered in manuscript style on the spine in brown, the upper cover with pictorial decorations in brown, orange and green. In the original clear plastic dustjacket as issued. lx, 426 pp. A very fine copy, pristine but for a little abrasion or creasing to the front free-fly and blanks. SCARCE FIRST AND LIMITED EDITION AND THE FIRST TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH of, "the principal authority on Florida itself during its two centuries of Spanish supremacy. . . ". Howes, B130. Originally published in 1723 in Madrid, this book covers the peninsula's history from the landing of Ponce de Leon in 1512 through the year 1722. Kerrigan’s translation was done under the patronage of the St. Augustine Historical Society, and this work was published with their generous assistance. Bookseller Inventory # 25041

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Publisher: Gainesville University of Florida Press 1951

Publication Date: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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