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Abbad y Lasierra, Iñigo; Antonio Valladares de Sotomayor, ed.  Historia geográfica, civil y política de la isla de S. Juan Bautista de Puerto Rico. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Don Antonio Espinosa, 1788. 4to (20.5 cm, 8"). [4] ff., 403, [1] pp.
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Abbad y Lasierra, a Benedictine monk, was born in Spain, lived in Puerto Rico from 1771 to 1778, and is credited as being the first historian to extensively document Puerto Rico's history, nationality, and culture. The Library of Congress catalogue record for the 1866 reprint reiterates this, saying it "is considered the first modern historical work on Puerto Rico," and then summarizes the book's contents: "It begins with the Spanish discovery and conquest of the island and ends in the late eighteenth century. Chapters twenty through forty are devoted to the study of the island's climate, economy, population, geography and natural history."

Sabin 66594; Palau 514; Medina, Biblioteca hispano-americana, 5282. Contemporary Spanish mottled sheep (Valenciana style), round spine without raised bands and with modest gilt ruling to form compartments, green spine label; plain sides, marbled endpapers. Binding a bit sprung, with rubbing to edges of boards and scuffing to sides; minor worm track in lower margin of last five leaves, rear fly-leaf, and free endpaper. Occasional light foxing, chiefly in margins. => A nice copy.  (38248)   Please RESHELVE This.


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