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The Discovery of Florida, Being a True Relation of the Vicissitudes, That Attended the Governor Don Hernando De Soto and Some Nobles of Portugal in the Discovery of Florida

Fidalgo of Elvas

Published by Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1946
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1st edition thus. Limited Edition to 280 copies. Folio. 106pp. Translated by Buckingham Smith; Introduction by George P. Hammond. Cover design, coat-of-arms on title page, forty-seven initials, and special printer's device, all in red, yellow, and black, designed and cut by Mallette Dean. Printed on hand-made paper from France, in Franciscan type set by Robert and Jane Grabhorn. Yellow decorated boards with white cloth spine; yellow paper title label printed in black and red; publisher's plain dustjacket. Original sales slip laid in. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (light fading to spine; minor wear to extremities; short closed tear to dustjacket). One of the Fifty Books of the Year. Originally printed in 1557. "One of our cheif sources of information for the De Soto expedition was written by the Gentleman of Elvas, a soldier in the army. it is so detailed and so carefully done that it has come to be regarded as on e of the most authentic narratives of De Soto's great exploit." - Introduction. (Book Club of California 65; Grabhorn Press 432). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 13165

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Title: The Discovery of Florida, Being a True ...

Publisher: Book Club of California, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st.

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