1890. Item #63635
COLUMBUS, Chrisopher. "THE LATIN VERSION OF 1493 OF THE FIRST LETTER OF COLUMBUS TO THE NOBLE LORD RAPHAEL SANCHEZ ANNOUNCING THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA. Reproduced in fac-simile by the heliotype process, with a note and a translation [by R. H. Mayor]." [Bulletin of the Boston Public Library, Volume 9, October, 1890.] pp. 390-444, +  plate and  pp. facsimile, extracted from the Bulletin. Slim 4to., blue cloth, gilt title at spine. Ex library; bookplate to front pastedown and one other discreet mark. Free endpapers and the first leaf of text detached. Some light soiling to bottom margin of a few leaves, but a clean and good copy overall. The facsimile is of the "Ferdinand" edition of Stephen Plannck (Rome, 1493). It is preceded by Mayor's translation, which is from a different Latin text, and appeared in his Select Letters of Christopher Columbus (London, 1847) - one of the publications of the Hakluyt Society.