By William H. Prescott
London   Routledge, Warne, and Routledge
7" by 5" xxxii, 452; xviii, 455; xvii, 487pp.
A new revised edition of Prescott's history of the reign of the Catholic monarchs of Spain, complete in three volumes.
By William H. Prescott

1859-1861 History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, of Spain

London   Routledge, Warne, and Routledge
7" by 5" xxxii, 452; xviii, 455; xvii, 487pp.
A new revised edition of Prescott's history of the reign of the Catholic monarchs of Spain, complete in three volumes.
£170.00
: 1.5kgs / : 892M16

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The new revised edition of this work in full calf bindings, with marbled end papers and edges, and gilt detailing to the spines.

Bookplate of Sir Benjamin Sands Johnson to the front paste down of each volume, with remnants of a library bookplate. Library stamp to the verso of the title page, and to the following page, of each volume. 

Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece to each volume. Collated, complete.

The marriage and joint rule of Queen Isabella I of Castile (r. 1474–1504) and King Ferdinand II of Aragon (r. 1479–1516) marked the de facto unification of Spain. In this work, the American historian and Hispanist William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859) explores their reign. He starts by giving a view of the Castilian monarchy before the fifteenth century, and then discusses, among other topics: the war of succession, the culture and administration of Castille, the war of Granada, Christopher Columbus, the expulsion of Jews from Spain, the attempted assassination of Ferdinand, the Italian wars, and the deaths of Isabella and Ferdinand.

With prefaces to the various editions.

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In full calf bindings. Externally generally smart, though somewhat rubbed, more so to the extremities. Gilt remains bright. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean except for the odd spot to the first and last couple of pages. Small closed tear to the title page of Volume III, not affecting the text.

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