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Ferdinand & Isabella; The Conquest of Mexico

By William Prescott

1850 - London - Richard Bentley

7" x 5"; xxxii, 452, xviii, 455, xvii, 487, xxx, 413, xix, 407, xix, 444

 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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Two histories - Ferdinand & Isabella and The Conquest of Mexico - attractively bound in full tree calf by Southeran, by the man who has been called America's first scientific historian.

William Prescott, a graduate of Harvard,  made Spanish themes the subject of his life's work.  The Encyclopedia Britannica notes that he was "the first English-speaking historian to reach a wide audience...expressing the Spanish point of view" and that as a result he is still "the greatest Anglo-American historian of the Hispanic world."

 Subsequent historians have also noted Prescott's meticulous recreations and lively writing style.

Each volume of Ferdinand and Isabella contains a frontispiece, and volume two contains a further two plates showing portraits showing Cardinal Ximenes and Christopher Columbus. Volume I of The Conquest of Mexico contains two fold-out maps.

The Conquest of Mexico is the fifth edition. Ferdinand & Isabella is comprised of two volumes (II & III) of the 1857 eighth edition, and one of the 1959 'New' edition.

Collated: complete.

CONDITION

In full tree calf by Southeran. Externally very smart, with just light marks of handling. Volume one of the Conquest of Mexico has a bookseller's stamp to the front pastedown. Internally, the first and last few pages are lightly foxed as usual. Less so for the Conquest of Mexico volumes. The fold out map in Volume one of the Conquest of Mexico has a small closed tear. Firmly bound. Overall: NEAR FINE 


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