Author: Fray Francisco Palou. Edited by Herbert Eugene Bolton
Publisher: Russell & Russell
Description: Hardcover. 1,566 total pages for all four volumes. Sesquicentennial Edition commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of San Francisco in 1776. Each volume is 9" x 6".
Condition: The covers of all four of the volumes show some small amount of shelf wear. A few have the spine caps and corners lightly bumped. All contain the previous owner's embossed library stamp on the half-title page. Otherwise the books are very clean inside and look unread.
Dust Jacket: None
Contents: Francisco Palóu (1723-1789) was a Spanish Franciscan missionary, administrator and historian on the Baja California Peninsula and in Alta California. Palóu made significant contributions to the Alta California and Baja California mission systems. Along with his mentor, Junípero Serra, Palóu worked to build numerous missions throughout Alta and Baja California, many structures of which still stand today. A member of the Franciscan Order, Palóu became "Presidente" of the missions in Baja California, and later of missions of Alta California. Palóu's work in the Spanish mission system spans from his early twenties to his death at the age of 66.
This set is the English translation of his standard history of the California missions from 1767 to 1784 which was first published in 1926. This set was reissued in 1966.