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History of the Conquest of Mexico (3 Vols.)

by Prescott, William H

Condition: Good/No Jacket


New York: Harper & Brothers, 1843. Complete with all maps and frontispieces present. Points: 1) "track" p.5, 6 lines from bottom and 2) "our own" p. 63, 6 lines from bottom, right col. of footnote. Original dark brown blind-stamped T cloth with gilt titling and publisher name and armorial design. The fragile cloth has wear on edges and corners. Spine ends chipped with material loss at heads, in Vol. 2 piece 1" by 1/2" missing at top of lower joint. Edges a bit soiled and foxed. Frontispieces offset onto tissue guards. Endpapers and frontispiece plates foxed.. First American Printing. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.


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