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HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO by  William H Prescott - Hardcover - First American edition, second printing with the corrections mad - 1843 - from First Folio and Biblio.co.uk

HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO

by Prescott, William H

Condition: Spines evenly faded and lightly stained, foxing to endleaves throughout, marginal dampstain to last few leaves of Vol. III, othe


New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. First American edition, second printing with the corrections made. Spines evenly faded and lightly stained, foxing to endleaves throughout, marginal dampstain to last few leaves of Vol. III, otherwise a very good set and quite scarce. First American edition, second printing with the corrections made. Three volumes. xxxiv, 488p; xviii, 480p; xvii, 524p. Three engraved frontispiece, two folding maps and facsimile signature of Cortes. With all three half-titles. Bound in publisher's purplish-brown fine-grained embossed cloth with gilt spine titles and designs. With the bookplate of Barton Currie. BAL 16340; Sabin 65263.
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  • Bookseller: First Folio US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 18272
  • Title: HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO
  • Author: Prescott, William H
  • Book condition: Used - Spines evenly faded and lightly stained, foxing to endleaves throughout, marginal dampstain to last few leaves of Vol. III, othe
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First American edition, second printing with the corrections mad
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harper and Brothers
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1843
  • Bookseller catalogs: HISTORY;


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