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Complete Works of William H. Prescott in 16 Volumes by  William H Prescott - Hardcover - 1903 - from Grimalkin Books (SKU: 002265)

Complete Works of William H. Prescott in 16 Volumes

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Complete Works of William H. Prescott in 16 Volumes

by Prescott, William H

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Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1903. William H. Prescott's major historical writings were from the mid-1820s until the author's death from a stroke in 1859. This collection includes the final "New and Revised Edition," first published in this form in 1872, as edited by John Foster Kirk. This complete 16-volume set comes in a handsome green cloth, with decorative die-stamped gilt. The design includes the author's elaborate initials on the front panel , as well an Empire design on the spine to set off the titles. All volumes have top-edge gilt. They show signs of shelf rubbing at the spine tips and edges. All volumes have illustrations in black and white throughout, as well as a frontis. Except for one volume that has a neat stamp of a former owner's name, the other endpapers have no marks or signatures. That same volume show some light fading.The books have solid hinges. The bindings are all tight and secure, and the text pages are clean and bright. Titles include History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic (in 3 volumes), History of the Conquest of Mexico (in 3 volumes); History of the Conquest of Peru (in 2 volumes); History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain (in 3 volumes); The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth by William Robertson, with an Account of the Emperor's Life after His Abdication by William H. Prescott (in 3 volumes); Biographical and Critical Miscellanies (in 1 volume); Life of William Hickling Prescott by George Ticknor (in 1 volume). Each volume measures 7 1/4 by 7 5/8 inches. Due to shipping weight in the 25-pound range, domestic Media Mail shipping will be adjusted following your order. For international orders, please email me in advance with your location to obtain shipping cost options.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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Complete Works of William H. Prescott in 16 Volumes
Prescott, William H
Book condition
Used - Very Good
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J.B. Lippincott
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Spanish History, New World, Biography
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World History; Biography and Autobiography;
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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Grimalkin Books

Grimalkin Books is located in Steelton, Pennsylvania, the first town south of Harrisburg. We specialize in older, unusual books and sets, often literary, artistic, or historical. "Grimalkin" is old English for an old gray cat, mainly because the owner, Bob Amsel, is a cat lover. All books subject to prior sale. Payment must be received within 10 days of the order or item will be returned to stock. We accept money orders, bank checks, personal checks (allow time to clear), PayPal or MasterCard/Visa through Biblio's credit card processing service. International orders must be paid in US dollars and can be paid via PayPal, credit card (through ABE), or International Postal Money Order. Your purchase will be carefully packaged to protect it during shipping. Books may not be returned just because the buyer has changed his mind. Only books with actual defects that were not mentioned by the seller in the listing may be returned. Please insure returns for their full value.

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