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Pingenot Auction, Lot 261

261. READ, Benjamin M. Illustrated History of New Mexico...Translated into English under the direction of the Author, by Eleuterio Baca, of Las Vegas, N.M. [Santa Fe: New Mexican Printing Company], 1912. 812 pp., illustrations (mostly photographic), printed errata sheet tipped onto front pastedown. Royal 8vo, original blind-stamped gilt-lettered purple cloth. Binding slightly faded and slightly worn at extremities. Preserved in a navy blue cloth slipcase. Author’s presentation copy to noted Spanish Southwest scholar Herbert E. Bolton, with inscription above author’s portrait: "For Prof. Herbert E. Bolton, Compliments of the author." Ink stamp "Bolton Collection" on errata. Laid in is a letter written in Spanish to the author from his son, Pablo, dated at Pueblo, Colorado in 1912.
         First edition in English (first published in Spanish in Santa Fe the prior year), limited edition (#194 of 500 numbered copies). Graff 3430. Howes R90. Rader 2765. Saunders 4545. Pingenot: "The best edition as it is expanded over the Spanish version that preceded it. A notable work covering the period of early exploration, the Indians and their culture, the work of missionaries, the various governments of New Mexico, etc.