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History of the Conquest of Mexico

by PRESCOTT, William H

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1843. PRESCOTT, William H. History of the Conquest of Mexico. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. Three volumes. Portraits and folding maps. Half title in first and second volumes, no half title in third volume, as required. Original publisher's black cloth. Very neat and clean. A near fine set. BAL 16340. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 51. HILL 1383. SABIN 65262. The first American edition, second (corrected) printing of the first and second volumes, first printing of the third volume, of Prescott's classic work. In his first contract outside his home city of Boston, Prescott negotiated the publication in New York of 5000 copies of this work. It was published one volume at a time between December 6th and 21st, just a few months after the first edition in London. A great work of history, reliable and lively.
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