A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America
Publisher: Academy of American Franciscan History
Place: Washington, DC
xxi+97 pages with index. Quarto (10 1/2" x 7 1/2" bound in leather with gilt lettering to spine. From Eleanor Adam's library with name on front end paper. Foreword by France V Scholes. Publications of the Academy of American Franciscan History, Bibliographical Series, Volume 2. Signed First edition.
This bibliography is limited to Franciscan authors who, during all or part of their careers, actually resided and labored in Central America. This means that some important works concerning the area have been omitted, such as those of Fray Francsco de Ayeta, an energetic seventeenth-century procurador general of the American Franciscans who had made a visitation of Yucatan in 1684, and those of Fray Isidro Felix de Espinosa, biographer of Father Margil. Other Franciscans whose writings consist chiefly of letters, however important, are also omitted. The difficulties in compiling the present list was considerable. Most of the authors have been noted in previous bibliographies. In more than one case there are grounds for suspicion that men of the same or similar name have been confused in discussions of their lives and writings.
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