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by Prescott, William H

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. Three volumes. Two double-page maps and a facsimile of Cort�s' signature. Half titles. Portraits. Folding maps. Original publisher's cloth. Some minor foxing, wear to extremities, slight chipping at head and toe of spine. Overall a very good set. The first American edition, second (corrected) printing, 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. BAL 16340. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 51. HILL 1383. SABIN 65262.
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