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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: Three (3) Volume Set

by Prescott, William H

Condition: Very Good/No Dust Jacket


Philadelphia, PA: David McKay, Publishers, 1891. Original dark green cloth covers w/ gilt title on spines. Bindings a bit rubbed. Top edges gilt; light foxing to edges of text blocks. Previous owner's name in ink on front blank endpaper of all volumes. Vol. 3 has small tear on front inner hinge. Each volume illustrated w/ a b/w frontispiece.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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jacket
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12mo
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