145. NICOLI, José Patricio. El Estado de Sonora. Yaquis y Mayos estudio histórico....segunda edición. Mexico: Imprenta de Francisco Diaz de Leon, 1885. 102 pp. 8vo, original grey printed wrappers. Spine slightly chipped, wrappers somewhat wrinkled, upper cover has a few small stains, a few pages of text dog-eared or chipped (no loss of text) and stained. Author’s ink manuscript presentation on p. , to Juan N. Méndez (1820-1894), professional soldier and politician, fought against the French (see Dicc. Porrúa). Rare in commerce.
“Second edition” (but we find no record of a first edition). Palau 190478. A history of these two Native American Borderland tribes of the Sonora-Arizona region, from the Conquest to the time of printing. Nicoli regrets some of the treatment the tribes have received but advocates pacification. He includes a small section on Mormons settling on the Yaqui River. The Raousset-Boulbon and Crabb expedition to Sonora is discussed. This is an excellent ethnographic source, including music. The author was an attorney born in Yucatan, but he went to Sonora in 1869 and died ca. 1895. ($300-600)
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