[Santa Fe, New Mexico]: Press of the Palace of the Governors, 1998. One of sixty-five copies designed and letterpress printed by Pamela Smith. Presentation copy, inscribed “For Sam / Pam The Printer.” Also signed by the translator. Illustrated with two maps, one full-page, a chart, and other drawings by artist Deborah Reade; numerous facsimile journal entries by Peterson Engravings, Los Angeles. Title-page printed in blue and black and illustrated with the figure of a Spanish Colonial soldier from a late eighteenth-century Cieneguilla, New Mexico prayer book; the soldier was originally hand drawn on the book’s leather cover. Printed on handmade Moravia paper. A fine copy. Bound in handmade paper wrappers with vellum ties by Bridget O’Malley of Cave Paper. Binding designed and executed by Martha Little. Quarto. 25, [1, colophon] pp. Item #17209
“In 1992, while developing an exhibition about Hispanic residents of New Mexico in the late Spanish Colonial period, Palace of the Governors Museum curator Diana DeSantis discovered the Salaices manuscript in the Museum’s History Library. [The present work] is her translation of the journal, along with commentary on some of the people and places mentioned by José Salaices, and a revealing look at everyday life in Spanish Colonial New Mexico compiled by DeSantis from her extensive research” (p. 4).