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[*] posted on 4-11-2022 at 11:32 AM
I got a surprise when I looked at the latest printing of Baja California Land of Missions!


COLOR IMAGES!

That's right, the printer made a mistake and many (not all) of the images were printed in color. Looks pretty cool but normally doing a full color printing is very costly. So, while they last, I have a case of these 'mistakes' available for no extra cost, at OldMissions.com!

EDIT: I counted 74 images now in color that were black & white before. These are photos, drawings, and maps.

Some examples:







The book has way outdone my greatest expectations (even in all black & white), and just when I think I can retire it (now 6 years later), orders are still coming in. I think that I was able to print in small batches, and do periodic updates, and swap in newer photos over the years, helps.

Thank you Baja Nomads for your interest in the Spanish and Mission History of the peninsula we admire so much! Knowledge is power and it makes visiting the sites even more interesting.

[Edited on 4-12-2022 by David K]




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[*] posted on 4-11-2022 at 12:07 PM


Very nice mistake on their part. My roommate already has your books in her collection! It's in a clear storage box so I can see the cover every time I go in the garage. A really nice reference guide.

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[*] posted on 4-11-2022 at 12:51 PM


Thanks John...
It can indeed serve as a reference book! I provide a list of every known missionary in the back.

When I wrote this book, it was made to tell the story, in chronological order, of the discovery of California, the first attempts to colonize the peninsula, and then the 27 mission stories, in the order of their founding, a timeline.

I also added an explanation for the "lost missions legends" and other historic errors, as well as the tragedy of diseases, introduced by explorers, pirates, and soldiers well before the missions were established.

My goal was to provide the kind of detail that normally would require a Baja library of books to find and make it easy to read and able to fit in your glovebox or backpack!

I see Doug moved this to the ads forum: So, here is where you can get the partially colorized edition: www.oldmissions.com




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[*] posted on 4-12-2022 at 07:13 AM


Thanks for the heads-up David. Just ordered mine!
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[*] posted on 4-12-2022 at 07:24 AM


Super, yes I got several orders last night and this morning... Thank you very much... they are going out in today's mail!




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[*] posted on 4-13-2022 at 06:05 AM


What a wonderful "mistake," David. Adds another positive to your efforts!
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[*] posted on 4-13-2022 at 07:25 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Jack Swords  
What a wonderful "mistake," David. Adds another positive to your efforts!


Indeed!
It makes your beautiful photos really stand out.
Speaking of your photos, I have two pages on the new VivaBaja.com that feature your photos:
Jack Swords' Mission Photos (2000-2004)
Jack Swords' Baja History Gallery




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[*] posted on 4-14-2022 at 07:13 PM


I would love a few to have in our little store David and to put in our rooms.



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[*] posted on 4-14-2022 at 07:46 PM


I love all of that, David. I wonder if Fr. Jaimie Bravo is related to the famous matador that we used to love to watch in the '50's and '60's in Tijuana at the old bull ring by the same name, Jaime Bravo.
We just returned from a delightful trip to Loreto, Mulege and Conception Bay. It was starting to get very busy when we left on last Sunday.
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[*] posted on 4-15-2022 at 08:17 AM


Quote: Originally posted by shari  
I would love a few to have in our little store David and to put in our rooms.


Officially, Sunbelt Publications in El Cajon is my wholesale distributor. However, they do not ship across the border. If you (or anyone you know) is in San Diego County, you can pick ten or more up from me at the wholesale price (50% off list price). If from Sunbelt, you would need to ask them what they need to sell you my books at wholesale.

If I ever get back to La Bufadora Inn (and still have books you want), I will happily trade books for a room! ;) :light:




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Quote: Originally posted by Vince  
I love all of that, David. I wonder if Fr. Jaimie Bravo is related to the famous matador that we used to love to watch in the '50's and '60's in Tijuana at the old bull ring by the same name, Jaime Bravo.
We just returned from a delightful trip to Loreto, Mulege and Conception Bay. It was starting to get very busy when we left on last Sunday.


Glad you had a good time in Baja! I saw a little of it on your Facebook postings. I have no idea on the bullfighter's heritage.




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[*] posted on 4-21-2022 at 01:54 PM


David, rec'd my copy of the book. Thanks and the color photos look great!
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[*] posted on 4-21-2022 at 02:00 PM


Quote: Originally posted by MontyF  
David, rec'd my copy of the book. Thanks and the color photos look great!


Super... glad you like it. Be ready to get tested on your mission knowledge... LOL! :lol:




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