1891. Item #63636
COLUMBUS, Chrisopher. THE FIRST LETTER OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS TO THE NOBLE LORD RAPHAEL SANCHEZ ANNOUNCING THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA. Reproduced in fac-simile from the copy of the Latin version of 1493 now in the Boston Public Library, with a new translation [by Henry W. Haynes]. Boston: Published by the Trustees, 1891. 17 pp., +  plate and  pp. facsimile. Slim 4to., blue cloth, gilt title at spine; original paper wrappers bound in. Ex library; bookplate to front pastedown and one other discreet mark. Ffep. and front leaf of text detached. Text and binding are clean and fresh; it is a very good copy overall. Facsimile of the "Ferdinand" edition of Stephen Plannck (Rome, 1493), with a preface and translation by Haynes. The facsimile was first printed in the library Bulletin of October, 1890, but with a translation from a different Latin text by R. H. Mayor.