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History of the Conquest of Mexico - Volumes 1, 2 and 3 (Bohn's Standard Library)

by Prescott, William H

Condition: Good/No Jacket


London: George Bell, 1901. Good/No Jackets (as issued). All red leather boards have moderate marks and scratches and front face of Volume 1 has water stains. Rubbing to corners of books. Ridge-back spines (6 panels) with intricate gilt detail , still clear and mostly uwnorn; black panel with gilt title is very clear; a little rubbing to head and tails of spine. Binding firm and intact; hinge visible at front endpapers of volume 1. Bookplate to front pastedown endpaper on each volume; occasional marks but majority of pages are very clean and unmarked. Volume 1 has been used to press two flowers in a sheet of notepaper with the owner's name on dated 1908 - the pressed flowers and notepaper is still included and pristine (a century later). Photographs available on request.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.


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