VALDIVIA, Pedro de. Prólogo e Iconografía Miguel Rojas-Mix. Transcripción y notas Mario Ferreccio Podestà. [Madrid], Lumen, .
Square large 4to. Original black boards, illustrated dust-wrappers, in the original illustrated slip-case; pp. 291, , elaborately illustrated, facsimiles; slip-case with slight bump to one corner; apart from that, fine; provenance from the collection of a descendant of the founder of Chile, with his contemporary collector's blind-stamp on front fly-leaf.
First edition, number 331 of 2000 copies printed. This finely produced volume presents facsimiles of 16th-century correspondence, background information and historical research on Pedro Gutiérrez de Valdivia or Valdiva (ca. 1500 - 1553), the Spanish conquistador and the first royal governor of Chile.
Provenance: In the late 20th century a descendant of the conqueror lived in North London, where he collected books.