Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1993. Hardcover. Quarto. Volumes one through three in burgundy half leather over gray boards, volumes four through thirteen in burgundy cloth, both editions with gilt lettering on spines. Tan endpapers. Laid in a one page handwritten letter on official UCLA letterhead to Norman Thrower, professor of geography at UCLA, for his help editing Symcox's introduction.
"The Repertorium Columbianum is a collection of contemporary sources relating to Columbus' four voyages, and the interpenetration of the hitherto separate worlds that resulted from them. This multivolume series will provide readily accessible form the basic documents that are the starting point for research into this pivotal moment in world history; they form the indispensable tools for all scholarly inquiry into the encounter. The series provides accurate editions of the essential texts in their original languages, for the use of specialists, while at the same time making them available to students and scholars in related fields through parallel translations into modern English." (Symcox) The scope of the Repertorium Columbianum is limited to sources from the period between Columbus' first voyage and the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1519–1521, although certain volumes extend the chronological range of the series beyond these dates. Illustrated throughout with b/w reproductions of artwork. vg+ to near fine. Item #47982