From the Royal City of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi .


Published by Villagra Bookshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1936
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Title: From the Royal City of the Holy Faith of St....

Publisher: Villagra Bookshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Publication Date: 1936

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by the author on front free endpaper

Edition: First edition.


Octavo. original brown cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. Illustrated with chapter headers. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. Paul Horgan (born Buffalo, New York, 1 August 1903 - died Middletown, Connecticut, 8 March 1995, aged 91) was an American author of fiction and non-fiction, most of which was set in the Southwestern United States. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer prizes in History. "The New York Times Review of Books said of him, in 1989: "With the exception of Wallace Stegner, no living American has so distinguished himself in both fiction and history."Horgan first came to prominence when he won the Harper Prize in 1933 for The Fault of Angels, one of his books not set in the Southwest, but drawn instead from his experiences in Rochester. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1947. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize for History, first in 1955 with Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History (Wesleyan University Press) (also Bancroft Prize for History) and then once again in 1976 with Lamy of Santa Fe (Wesleyan University Press). Both these books broke new ground in New Mexican history. Great River is considered a classic in the historical literature of the American southwest. It is especially noteworthy as the first attempt to describe, for a general audience, the pueblo culture of the Anasazi, as well as the colonial Spanish experience in New Mexico. Horgan's description of the Anglo-Americans who entered and eventually conquered Texas and New Mexico is also regarded as one of the most accurate narratives of southwestern history during this time period, - Wikipedia. Spine and upper two inches faded, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 29328

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