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The Fall of the Aztecs by  Shirley Glubok - First Thus - 1965 - from Reading Rat and Biblio.co.uk

The Fall of the Aztecs

by Glubok, Shirley

Condition: Very Good/Good


New York: St. Martin's Press, 1965. First Thus. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Good. Tillett, Leslie. Large-format HC, VG/G. 114 pages. Binding is cream-coloured cloth with drawings in mustard-yellow; corners slightly bumped, edges slightly worn. DJ has illus. in yellow & red, edges chipped & worn, small tears at top of spine. Illus. endpapers. "Illustrations by the conquered. Text by the conquerors." Text is from Bernal Diaz' account of the conquest of Mexico by Hernan Cortes. Illustrations are from Aztec drawings of the period. An interesting collaboration and an attractive book in vg overall condition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.




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