Glendale: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1967. First Edition. 322pp. Octavo [24.5 cm] Burgundy cloth with title and rules gilt stamped on the backstrip. Near fine. Spain in the West Series X (10). Item #2389
"Nuno Beltran de Guzman ranks second only to Hernan Cortes in importance in the early conquest of New Spain. This is the first biography of a very important figure in the early history of Spanish colonization, and it corrects misconceptions about Guzman fostered by earlier writers including Bancroft. In particular, Chipman shows that Guzman more vigorously protected the natives than previously assumed. He served as governor of the province of Panuco, president of the First Audencia of Mexico, and was conqueror and governor of New Galicia. He and Cortes were fierce competitors." - Clark & Brunet 46.