First editions. 8vo. VOLUME I: Original maroon cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, 379 pp., frontispiece, top edge gold gilt, preface, introduction, illustrated, three maps. VOLUME II: Original maroon cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, 329 pp., frontispiece, illustrated, map, top edge gold gilt, bibliography, index. These are the second two volumes of a projected multi-volume series on Spanish Borderlands history to be prepared and edited by Bolton. The SPAIN IN THE WEST series is a total of 15 volumes but only the first six volumes carry the series name on the spine. Kino's Historical Memoir of Pimeria Alta are actually volumes 3 and 4 in the series. Kino came to New Spain (lower California) as a missionary in 1681, and eventually left to go to Pimeria Alta (northern Sonora and southern Arizona), where he remained until his death in 1711. He established agriculture as a way of life at the missions he founded, and brought in cattle, horses, and sheep which helped to develop ranching for the natives. He also made two expeditions down the Colorado River in 1701-02, and his maps of Pimeria Alta were the basis for maps of the region until the 19th century. Both volumes lightly rubbed at the spine ends, else a fine, clean set.
Inventory Number: 34343