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History of the Conquest of Peru, with a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas. In Two Volumes by  William Hickling Prescott - Signed First Edition - 1847 - from Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 33037)

History of the Conquest of Peru, with a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas. In Two Volumes

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History of the Conquest of Peru, with a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas. In Two Volumes

by Prescott, William Hickling

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1847. First US Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes. xl, 527pp; xix, [i], 547pp. Contemporary full calf bindings ruled in gold on the covers, gilt decorations on the edges, spines with five raised bands, elaborately decorated in gilt, and with red and green calf labels lettered in gold, inner dentelles in blind, marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Bindings are signed by Matthews on the verso of the front free endpapers. According to BAL this is state A with the printer's imprint on the copyright page. Portrait frontispiece of Francisco Pizarro and inserted map of Peru in volume one, portrait frontispiece of Pedro de la Gasca and facsimile of Francisco Pizarro's signatures in volume two. Bookplate of the Boston Athenaeum on front pastedown endpapers. Some wear to corner tips, light toning and wear to spines. Internally extremely clean. A gorgeous set in near fine condition. BAL 16346. Sabin 65272.; Octavo.


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History of the Conquest of Peru, with a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas. In Two Volumes
Prescott, William Hickling
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Harper and Brothers
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About Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB

Parigi Books, established in 2006, is an independent antiquarian bookstore located in the heart of Schenectady, NY. We are open by appointment only.We buy and sell fine books and collectibles in all fields with a strong focus on science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, comics and graphic novels. Our eclectic taste is reflected in the ample variety of items available, from significant titles from the 1500s on to original comic art, from collectible paperbacks to literary magazines. We carry in stock the best selection of Italian language graphic novels and comics you can find this side of the pond.As fairly strict graders who pay particular attention to collecting standards, we have been able to make thousands of customers happy over the years.Parigi Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), and the Independent Online Booksellers' Association (IOBA).


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