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History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes (3 Volumes Complete)

by Prescott, William H

Condition: Good


J. B. Lippincott Company, 1871-01-01. Hardcover. Good. . 1867 edition, 3-volume set. Half-leather covers with raised bands and gilt on the spines, marbled boards, cover shows minor wear and rubbing, labels on the spines partially missing. Endpapers rubbed, bookplates of former owners on the front pastedowns. Pages are lightly tanned and clean.
Multi-volume Set



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raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created ...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket....[more]
Marbled boards
A hardcover book with a decorative colored paper that imitates marble using a mottled, veined, or swirling pattern....[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]

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