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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 - New and Revised Edition - 1892 - from Nudelman Rare 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

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London: Bickers & Son, 1892. New and Revised Edition. New and Revised Edition. Full contemporary tree calf binding with gilt floret vine borders, elaborate gilt spine, morocco label, all edges marbled. Maps, diagrams. Calf dampstained in areas, but not considerably. Very good.




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