The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 34, July 1930 - April, 1931

Book Reviews and Notices

Sp6in and Spanish America in the Libraries of the University of
California. A Catalogue of Books. Volume II, The Ban-
croft Library. Pp. 3 pl. 839. (Berkeley: University of
California Press. 1928.)
Students of history, and bibliographers particularly, will re-
ceive enthusiastically this second and last volume of the cata-
logue of Spanish and Spanish-American books in the libraries of
the University of California. This companion volume to the one
published three years ago includes everything in the Bancroft
Library on Spain and Spanish-America with three exceptions:
books not in Spanish that do not deal with Spain and Spanish-
America, books relating to areas now in Spanish-America but
colonized by other countries than Spain, and books on areas now
within the United States that deal with their history since an-
nexation. It is an alphabetically arranged author list with the
necessary cross-references and a detailed and carefully compiled
index that greatly facilitates its consultation.
The number of items on the Spanish Southwest is truly amaz-
ing. It reveals the incredible wealth of materials for the study
of the Southwest in the Bancroft Library. There are over a
thousand entries on Mexico alone and over 200 items dealing
with Texas, to say nothing of other sections and of Spain.
Much credit is due to Miss Eleanor Ashby for the scrupulous
care with which each entry was checked and the detailed index
prepared under the direction of the Librarian of the Bancroft
Library. From the point of view of the mechanical presentation,
this bibliographical list is a model of its kind, both for its accu-
racy and its artistic presentation.
The University of California undertook this work practically
six years ago at the suggestion and with the cooperation of Mr.
Juan C. Cebrian, a worthy son of Spain interested in showing
concretely the extent to which his mother country and her daugh-
ter states have contributed to the knowledge and culture of the
world. The publication of this second volume sees his desire
amply fulfilled. The Catalogue now completed with this second
volume is a monument to the contribution of Spain and Spanish-
America to the culture of the world and an indispensable tool to
the investigator and bibliographer.


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