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Author Name:    ARMITAGE, Merle ORTEGA, Peter Ribera

Title:   Pagans, Conquistadores, Heroes and Martyrs. De Luxe edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Academy Guild Press, 1964, 

Seller ID:   102388

ARMITAGE, Merle. Pagans, Conquistadores, Heroes and Martyrs. N.pl.: AcademyGuild Press, (1964). De Luxe Edition. Pp (30 pp),1-99 leaves (text on one side, illustration on the other),(2 pp),+ 4 blue pages with drawings by Edward O'Brien. 8vo, tan cloth, red lettering and black design to front board and spine, top edge dyed black. This is the De Luxe Edition (1964) limited to 1500 copies, designed by Merle Armitage, printed by Lynton R. Kistler onSunray Vellum paper, with four drawings by Edward O'Brien. "Mr. Armitage w ith sparkling clarity coupled with a simplicity and ease of style, has unbelievably condensed 500 years of factual, turbulent and complex history intoa compact and beautifully written saga as gripping to read as a good myste ry. [...] Compared with almost any otner portion of these United States, the southwest glows with color, mystery and adventure. The land of Coronado, de Vargas, de Vaca, Alvaraao, Onate, Fray Marcos and the heroic Father Serra. As Mr. Armitage so powerfully portrays, legends rise like mirages from this kaleidoscopic scene. We are reminded of the seven cities fof Cibola, Billy the Kid, Kit Carson and Pancho Villa. Further back in the pages of history we encounter the basket weavers, the unknown inhabitants of Mesa Verde,the timeless home of the Navajo, Apache, Hopi, Zuni and many other pueblo populations. Contents : 1. The Unconquered Land 1540. 2. The Final Decision1492. 3. The Roots of The Spanish Conquest 1518. 4. Bishop Juan De Zumarra ga. 5. De Vaca 1533. 6. The Case of Fray Marcos. 7. Coronado Marches 1540. 8. The Franciscan Missions. 9. Santa Fe: The Royal City of the Holy Faith. Remnant of removed name ticket, else very good in rubbed, but unclipped, dustjacket. 25.00


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