Font's Complete Diary: A Chronicle of the Founding of San Francisco. Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscript and Edited by Herbert Eugene Bolton

By: Pedro Font (1734-1781)

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, second printing. Thick 8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. xix, 552 pp. 34 illustrations, maps (one large fold-out); text clean, unmarked. Navy cloth, gilt titled spine, plain brown paper dust-jacket in mylar; binding square and tight, light chipping to top edge and small water satin at bottom edge of dust jacket. NOTE: this is not the original crest illustrated dust jacket. J. S. Goodale's ownership notation on front paste-down. Very Good. Translated from the original Spanish manuscript of Father Pedro Font's Complete Diary (not the official record contained in the Short Diary) covering the entire second Anza expedition from Horcasitas and back. "First published as Volume IV in Bolton, "Anza's California Expeditions," of which this volume is a reprint." Rocq. Juan Bautista de Anza was the foremost land explorer in Spanish California. With his expedition of 1774 he opened up the land route between the established settlements of Sonora and the new colonies of Alta California, and his expedition of 1776 brought overland the colonists who founded San Francisco. Font's long diary of the 1776 expedition and the founding of San Francisco is considered to be "the greatest single diary of exploration in the history of Latin America." Zamorano 80. The diary describes the itinerary, natural resources of the country, Indians, Spanish establishments, and all the gossip of the trail. REFERENCES: Rocq, California Local History, No. 9398; Zamorano 80, No. 7.

Title: Font's Complete Diary: A Chronicle of the Founding of San Francisco. Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscript and Edited by Herbert Eugene Bolton

Author Name: Pedro Font (1734-1781)

Categories: California History,

Edition: First Separate Edition

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1931

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: JR1018-014

Keywords: Pedro Font, Font's Complete Diary A Chronicle of the Founding of San Francisco, Herbert Eugene Bolton, California History, Overland Expedition