The Private Presses of New Mexico

The Press of Padre Antonio José Martínez


Cuaderno de Ortografía, 1834.
This rare copy of New Mexico’s first printed book is a speller, produced in Santa Fe on the press of Ramón Abreú and attributed to Padre Antonio José Martínez. Courtesy of The Library of Congress. Click to view the interactive version or to listen to a reading by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.

Padre Martinez Ramage Press Cuaderno
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Press of Padre Antonio Jose Martinez Laguna Mission Press