Madrid. 1906. Two volumes.xxx,388,; xii,428,pp. Original paper printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled. Volume one with repair tape on spine, small tear on front wrapper. Later ownership stamp on front flyleaves. Text block cracked in volume one. Small section loose but attached on volume two. Good. Item #WRCAM50036
Later edition of the famous narrative of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, first published in 1542. Cabeza de Vaca gives an account of his expedition to Florida in 1527, his capture by and escape from Indians on the Mississippi coast, and his later overland journey across Texas before finally making his way back to Spanish controlled lands in Mexico. The original work was the first on Texas, and the first American travel account. A foundation work on Texas and the Southwest. The second part describes his career as governor of La Plata in South America.