Spanish Government in New Mexico

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Author: Simmons, Marc from the library of Dr Donald Worcester

Year: 1968

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Place: Albuquerque


xiv+238 pages with maps, chart, diagram, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x6 1/2") issued in orange cloth with black lettering to spine. From the library of Donald Worcester. 1st edition.

The work fills an important gap in the institutional history of new Mexico during the last years of the colonial period. Focusing on the operation of Spanish government in the oldest province of the borderlands area, it reveals that the administrative machinery was far more elaborate and complex than one might expect to find in a frontier district. In delving into a little-explored field, Simmons opens new windows on an obscure phase of colonial New Mexican history.


Dr Worcester's name on front end paper, spine ends moderately rubbed. Jacket corners and spine ends chipped, fold over edges rubbed, some closed edge tears else a very good copy in like jacket.

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