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History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortés by  William H (Mexico) Prescott - Second edition - 1844 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortés

by (Mexico) Prescott, William H

Condition: Bound in full tan polished calf, gilt spine, t.e.g., by Riviere. Minor rubbing, else fine


London: Ricahrd Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1844. Second edition. Frontispiece portraits, signature facsimile, maps. xxx, 442 ; xvi, 439; xvi, 455 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in full tan polished calf, gilt spine, t.e.g., by Riviere. Minor rubbing, else fine. Second edition. Frontispiece portraits, signature facsimile, maps. xxx, 442 ; xvi, 439; xvi, 455 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Sabin 65262 (first edition), BAL 16340 (first edition)





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