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Early Spanish American Imprint Collection
GC 1360  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Early Spanish American Imprint Collection
    Dates: 1768-1787
    Collection Number: GC 1360
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: Boxes: 1/2 legal
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
    Abstract: Two publications printed in Spanish colonial Mexico. 1768-ca. 1787
    Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Early Spanish American Imprint Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    1. Book was the catechism used in California and New Mexico. American traders and settlers who were converted received much of their insruction from this volume. Many of the Americans who married into Californio families and were converted had slight acquaintance with the Spanish language at the time; the appearance of this English text was thus most welcome. 2. First edition. Fr. Fabian y Fuero (1719-1801) was a controversial Mexican and Spanish prelate, Bishop of Puebla de Los Angeles, authority on canon law, and Thomas Aquinas scholar. In this oration, delivered before a military group, he spoke about the importance of the "just war" and the symbolism attached to the holy flags and standards that were usually carried into battle, particularly that of Nuestra Senora de la Defensa, 'la conquistadora de las Californias, y provincias de Sinaloa, y la pacificadora del Peru."

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Two publications printed in Spanish colonial Mexico: 1. A Short Abridgement Fo [sic] Christian Doctrine. [Entirely in English after two-age preface beginning: "Nos los Inquisidores Apostolicos..."]. 41 pp., [Mexico, ca. 1787]. 2. Fabian Y Fuero, Francisco. Oracion ... a Bendecir Solemnemente los Reales Estandartes del Regimiento de Dragones de Mexico en el Dia 21 de Julio de 1768. 14 pp., [Puebla, 1768]. See also GC1147 Early Mexican Imprint Collection. 1768-ca. 1787