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The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly Call’d The West-Indies, from The First Discovery thereof: With the Best Accounts the People could give of their Antiquities. Collected from the Original Relations sent to the Kings of Spain by  Antonio De Herrera - 1725-1726. - from Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 8791)

The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly Call’d The West-Indies, from The First Discovery thereof: With the Best Accounts the People could give of their Antiquities. Collected from the Original Relations sent to the Kings of Spain

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The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly Call’d The West-Indies, from The First Discovery thereof: With the Best Accounts the People could give of their Antiquities. Collected from the Original Relations sent to the Kings of Spain

by De Herrera, Antonio

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London. Jer. Batley at The Dove. 1725-1726. Bound in full period calfskin. Elaborate gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Red and green morocco labels.All edges marbled. 8v0. 5"x8". The First Edition in English - the First Edition having been published in Madrid 1601-1615. Here, translated into English by Capt. John Stevens. Illustrated by 3 folding engraved maps,12 folding engraved plates and 2 single,full page engravings. Lacking the third single full page plate of 5 small portraits (Vol.5). Renowned primary account of the early Spanish conquest of the New World. "A grand chorus of writers, from Nicholas Antonio down to Thomas W. Field, unite in their testimony as to the fidelity of this Prince of Historians. He was successively employed as historiographer by Philip II, III, and IV, and having access to every available source of information, made free use of many original documents which had never before been printed, and which no longer exist in MS. His works embrace a large part of the MS. 'Chronicle' of B. de las Casa, and almost the entire MS. 'Relacion' of Palacio is incorporated with his fourth decade" (Sabin). "His work is the most complete of all those which we possess upon that subject of the epoch it embraces" (Field). Field 691 (later ed); Hill p 143; Palau 114314; Sabin 31557 Usual rubbing, scuffing to covers of this age. Vol.IV presents accentuated darkening along with well disposed cracking and small gouge to calf. Mild chip to Headpiece of Vol. VI.Small, well executed repair to short marginal tear of folding map at Frontis of Vol. IV (South America )which also presents some mild, usual creasing at gutter. Sporadic marginal/non-obtrusive annotations in period ink throughout. Several instances of more contemporary pencil annotations. Bookplates of Victorian Novelist, Robert Frederick Boyle to Front-Pastedowns of all volumes. Small stamp of more contemporary owner to FFEP's of all volumes. A Very Good, exceptionally well bound and preserved set with bright, crisp pages and plates.

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Bookseller
Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
8791
Title
The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly Call’d The West-Indies, from The First Discovery thereof: With the Best Accounts the People could give of their Antiquities. Collected from the Original Relations sent to the Kings of Spain
Author
De Herrera, Antonio
Format/binding
Bound in full period calfskin. Elaborate gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Red and green morocco la
Book condition
Used
Publisher
Jer. Batley at The Dove.
Place of Publication
London.
Date published
1725-1726.
Pages
Six Volumes.
Size
8v0. 5"x8".

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Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

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About Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB

Located just accross the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California - the Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. is one of the oldest and most esteemed Rare Bookstores on the West Coast. Specializations include: Illustrated Books in all disciplines, Fine Bindings and Sets, Important Literary First Editions,Fine Arts, Collectable Children's Illustrated Books, Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula,Rare Aviation and Maritime as well as a consistently superb inventory of General Antiquarian Materials.

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