Rapida Ojeada al Estado de Sonora, Territorios de California, y Arizona. Dirigida y Diedicada al Supremo Gobierno de la Nacion
Publisher: Vargas Rea
Place: Mexico City
156 pages with foldout map. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 6") issued in wrappers. From the library of Professor George M Foster Limited to 100 copies of which this is number 89.
The original edition of this, one of the most important relations of personal experience and observation among the savage tribes of the Arizona-California border, is so scarce no copy has ever appeared in an auction room until 1922, when the University of California offered it for auction; so rare, in fact, is this work in the original, that even Bancroft failed to locate a copy and was obliged to use the French reprint of 1842. Zuniga was attempting to found a colony on the Colorado and Gila, with a view of uniting California and New Mexico. His narrative relates to these projects and to an account of the harassments, desolation and miseries brought about by the constant incursions and depredations of the barbarous Apaches and other savage tribes of the border.
George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.
Foster's stamp to front wrapper, edge wear else a very good copy.
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