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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, in  Three Volumes by  William H Prescott - Hardcover - Eighth Edition - 1851 - from Old Saratoga Books and Biblio.co.uk

History of the Conquest of Mexico, With a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes, in Three Volumes

by Prescott, William H

Condition: Good with no dust jacket; Boards have minor wear, owner bookplates (Fanny Hazard Bond) on front pastedowns, foxing, musty.


Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown. Good with no dust jacket; Boards have minor wear, owner bookplates (Fanny . Hazard Bond) on front pastedowns, foxing, musty.. 1851. Eighth Edition. Hardcover. xxxiv, 488 pp. , 509 pp. , 531 pp. All three volumes uniformly bound in three-quarter dark brown pebbled leather with marbled sides and matching endpapers. Four raised bands on each spine with titles stamped in gilt. Top edges gilt. Each volume contains a frontispiece engraving (Hernando Cortes, Montezuma) with tissue guard. Map of Mexico in Volume One. The 1843 first edition of this title was Number 51in the Grolier Club's 1946 exhibition and publication, One Hundred Influential American Books Printed Before 1900. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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  • Bookseller: Old Saratoga Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 40499
  • Title: History of the Conquest of Mexico, With a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes, in Three Volumes
  • Author: Prescott, William H
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good with no dust jacket; Boards have minor wear, owner bookplates (Fanny Hazard Bond) on front pastedowns, foxing, musty.
  • Edition: Eighth Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles C. Little and James Brown
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1851
  • Keywords: MEXICO, Mexican History, Cortez
  • Bookseller catalogs: Latin America & the Caribbean;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / Latin America / General;


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