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History of the Conquest of Mexico (complete in three volumes)

by William H. Prescott edited by John Foster Kirk

Condition: Very Good+/No Jacket

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1873. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. These three books are clean, tight, square with very good corners and unmarked. They are lightly rubbed, mainly at the edges. They have brown, marbled end papers and 477, 463, 522, bright, clear pages with blue, marbled edges in a three-quarter binding with tan leather on the corners and spines.The spines have 5 raised bands with gilt tooled designs on the panels. The gilt titles are in red & tan boxes on the spines. The boards are covered in tan marbled papers.
Multi-volume Set


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