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21. BOLTON, Herbert E. Rim of Christendom: A
Biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino. New York:
Macmillan, 1936.  644 pp., illustrations, 8 maps, 12
plates, 3 facsimiles. Tall 8vo, original cloth with gilt
title on cover and spine. D.j. slightly chipped but very
good. Presentation inscribed and signed by Bolton, dated
January 28, 1937.
First edition. Harvard Guide to American History, p. 198. Howes B587. Rader 396. Pingenot: One of Boltons most important works, the biography of the pioneering missionary and cartographer of Arizona and California. It was Kino who exploded the mistaken geographical notion that had persisted for nearly two centuries that California was an island. Presentation copies in the d.j. in nice collectors condition are very uncommon.