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One of the first travel journals of its kind to be published, this epic poem about Juan de Oñate's entrada that led to the founding of Nueva México in 1598 (to become the state of New Mexico 314 years later) is full of the hopes and dreams of those who traveled with Oñate. Historia de la Nueva México, 1610 was written fourteen years before John Smith's History of Virginia. Its thirty-four cantos have long been considered a key source for early New Mexico history and this bilingual Spanish/English version presents it as literature.
By situating Historia de la Nueva México, 1610 within the Hispanic literary heritage, the work is restored to the canon of American literature.
From the Inside Flap: Villagra's epic poem of Oñate's entry into New Mexico in 1598 is available again in this beautiful bilingual edition.
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Book Description Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: NF. Dust Jacket Condition: none. 1st edition thus, 2nd printing. 4to, green cloth-covered bds, title in silver and gold on fb and spine; near fine; frontis is title pg to 1610 edition, also 2 maps and 1599 buffalo sketch. pp.xliii,367 incl. 2 appendices and index. Scholarly reprint of the 1610 original, translated and edited by Miguel Encinias, Alfred Rodriguez, and Joseph P. Sanchez. Seller Inventory # 4983
Book Description University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. xliii+367 with appendices and index. Quarto (11 1/4" x 8 3/4") bound in original publisher's maroon cloth with white and gilt lettering to spine and cover. Translated and edited by Miguel Encinias, Alfred Rodriguez and Joseph P Sachez. First edition thus. Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá (1555–1620) was a captain and legal officer in the Juan de Oñate expedition that first colonized Santa Fe de Nuevo México in 1598. Between 1601 and 1603, he served as the Alcalde mayor of the Guanacevi mines in what is now the Mexican state of Durango. In 1610, Villagrá published his first literary work, Historia de la Nueva México, an epic poem that details the events of the Oñate Expedition in New Mexico, beginning with its march from Mexico City in 1596 and concluding with the Spaniard's attack on the Acoma Pueblo in 1599. Addressed to King Philip III of Spain, the poem is an apologetical piece of literature, entailing all the meritorious works performed by the Spaniards throughout the expedition; this aspect has made categorizing the poem as a historical document somewhat difficult because of its partiality. The poem is believed to be America's first epic poem and is one of the earliest pieces of colonial literature ever produced, even preceding Joh Smith's General History of Virginia of 1624. The work was characterized by its use of form, style and punctuation. It consists of 11,891 unrhymed hendecasyllabic lines and separated into 34 cantos. Villagrá incorporates a classical style, modeling the poem after Virgil's Aeneid, but also borrows elements from previous New World epics like Bernal Verdaderas's use of glorification to express Spanish dominance in his poem Historia de la Conquista de la España. Even in punctuation, Villagrá invokes an archaic use of the comma to elevate the language, rendering long sentences with brief pauses in between. The first edition of the poem was produced in an octavo text, consisting of 287 leaves of verse. The poem gained little notoriety and very few copies of the original exist today. In 1900, a facsimile reprint was published by the Museo Nacional de Méxcio; however, because the text was in Spanish, little academic attention was paid to it. In 1933 a translated, English version was produced by Gilberto Espinosa; since then the reputation of the poem has shifted and more admiration is paid to Villagrá's efforts, style, and historical contents. Historia de la Nueva Méxcio is now considered a valued part of colonial literature. Condition: Corners gently bumped else a near fine copy. Seller Inventory # CA1110
Book Description University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. VG+ in dark red cloth-covered boards with gilt embossed lettering. Oversized hardback. No DJ, as published. Board corners rubbed, lighty frayed. Spine square, tight. Interior bright, clean. No marks. Text in Spanish and English. Lovely copy. Note: Heavy volume. Priority or overseas shipping may require extra shipping charge. Media mail shipping at stated rate. Seller Inventory # 13650
Book Description University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM, 1992. Cloth. Condition: Very good. 1st Edition. (1992). Stated First Edition. 367 pages. Index. Illustrated. Very good in red cloth. Seller Inventory # 007831
Book Description University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1992. Hardbound. Condition: Very Good+/no d.j. 1st Edition. 367, Dark red with small grey lettering. Boards have very light shelf wear, faint small sticker residue to front board. Page edges and interior are clean and tight. Seller Inventory # BOOKS3017168I
Book Description University of New Mexico Press, 2004. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0826313922-2-4
Book Description University of New Mexico Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0826313922
Book Description University of New Mexico Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - Villagra's epic poem of Oñate's entry into New Mexico in 1598 is available again in this beautiful bilingual edition. A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2642705
Book Description University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Stated First Edition. From the note from the series editors, "We are pleased to present a groundbreaking linear edition of Gaspar Perez de Villagra's Historia de la Nueva Mexico retranslated, edited, annotated, and introduced by Miguel Encinias, Alfred Rodriguez, and Joseph P. Sanchez, as the first volume in the Paso Por Aqui Series." Ships same or next business day. Spine is slightly skewed. Minor edge wear. Small bumps on spine ends. Damp stain, light discoloration, and faint rippling on top corners of pages xxxiii to back board. Text is clean. No dust jacket as issued. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 367 pages. Seller Inventory # 70852
Book Description University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, 1992. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. 367pp.incl.index; HB maroon w/ gilt&white; fine condition w/clean,tight pgs. "A Critical and Annotated Spanish/English Edition Translated and Edited by Miguel Encinias, Alfred Rodriguez, and Joseph P. Sanchez" Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 038587