London: Printed for J. Wright, 1800. viii,514pp. plus engraved plan and errata leaf. Quarto. Original paper boards, printed paper label (giving title and noting "Price 25s boards"). Boards worn along the edges and joints, chipped at head of spine; large faint circular stain on front board. Quite clean internally. An attractive copy, in original, unsophisticated condition. Untrimmed. In a half morocco box. First English edition of the classic account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, written by one of Cortes' officers, here translated from the original Spanish by Maurice Keatinge. With a handsome frontispiece plan of the city and lake of Mexico. SABIN 18884. PALAU 72373. FIELD 425. ESTC T145951. (Inventory #: WRCAM41909B)
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