Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1994. Hardcover. xvii, 556p., illustrated with 24 pages of plates (mostly b&w) on glossy inserted paperstock plus numerous b&w images in the text: lots of line maps, some diagrams. First edition hardbound in 10x7 inch openweave maroon cloth boards gilt and glossy decorated dust jacket; no signs of handling or age, a fine unmolested copy. "Final chapters describe the Jesuit expulsion and the contributions their colony made to the conquest of Alta California."
Dj flap text avers that "by founding a mission to the Indians of the peninsula" the Jesuits "unintentionally created a Hispanic society that outlived the missions.."