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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. Prescott; John Foster Kirk (ed.)

c1874

George Routledge and Sons : London

8.5" by 5.5"

xxviii, 591pp; xv, 580pp.

 

 

 

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A fascinating study of Mexican History by the notable American historian and Hispanist, William H. Prescott.

William Hickling Prescott to this day is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian and undeniably one of the most eminent historians of nineteenth century America. As an important figure in the development of history as a rigorous academic discipline, countless historians have admired Prescott for his exhaustive, careful, and systematic use of archives, his accurate recreation of sequences of events, his balanced judgments and his lively writing style. His work primarily focused on political and military affairs, largely ignoring economic, social, intellectual, and cultural forces that in recent decades historians have focused on, allowing him to effectively create a 'narrative history' within his texts. A New and Revised Edition, 'with the author's latest corrections and additions'. Part of 'W. H. Prescott's Works' Library Edition. Complete in two volumes. In a very attractive full polished calf school binding, with gilt stamped 'Eastbourne College' crest to front boards and marbled endpapers and textblock. Collated, complete, with two folding maps and a portrait frontispiece to volume I, and two portrait plates to volume II, with a plate depicting the 'Arms of Cortés' to volume II.

CONDITION

In a full polished calf school binding with gilt stamped 'Eastbourne College' crest to front boards. Externally excellent. Very slight marking to boards. Slightly rubbed to head and tail of spines. Small section of leather tipped to front and rear board, volume I. Slight handling marks to boards, both volumes. Internally firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout with the odd spot. Light scattered spotting only to first and last few pages and plates. Folding maps are bright and clean throughout.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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