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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 by  William H Prescott - Hardcover - Eighth - 1851 - from Frey Fine 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

by Prescott, William H

Condition: Very Good/No jacket as issued


New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. Eighth. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket as issued. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. A Very Good set. 3 volumes. 4to. xvi, 488; xviii, 480; xvii, 524 pp., illustrated with engraved portrait frontispieces, maps, and plates. Bound in tooled cloth, with titles in gilt on spine. Cloth on spines chipped, particularly the first and third volumes. Many signatures uncut. Only defect is the cloth chipping on the spines, else a near fine set.
Multi-volume Set



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