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Pingenot Auction, Lot 309

309. TWITCHELL, Ralph Emerson. The Spanish Archives of New Mexico: Compiled and...Arranged with Historical, Genealogical, Geographical, and Other Annotations.... [Cedar Rapids]: Torch Press, 1914. xxiii [3] 525 + vi [2] 683 pp., 42 plates (maps, portraits, facsimiles, photographs). 2 vols., large 8vo, original red buckram, gilt-lettered spines, t.e.g. A very fine set, mostly unopened.
         First edition. Borderlands Sourcebook, p. 395. Howes T445. Powell, Southwestern Century 91: "Massive volumes—a mine of information." Rittenhouse 590: "These volumes are a calendar or chronological guide to thousands of New Mexico Spanish documents prior to 1821." Saunders 313. Steck, p. 88. Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 138. Pingenot: This scarce work was issued in a small edition and remains one of the basic research tools on this important subject. It lists 3,097 items chronologically (1685-1821), with comments on the main content of each item and sometimes at length.