History of the Conquest of Peru, with a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas. In 2 Volumes
first edition Cloth
1847 · New York
by Prescott, William H.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1847. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 8vo., xl, 527, xix, 547pp. First issue point: Lacks period after 'integrity' in Vol. II, p. 467, line 20. Text. Appendix. Index. Illustrated with two engraved frontispieces, 1 map, and facsimile autograph of Pizarro. In original gilt and blindstamped brown cloth. These famous two volumes are just one of thirteen American books listed in The Grolier Club's 100 Books Famous in English Literature. The text block is mostly clean, with scattered and occasional spotting and stains. Otherwise no other marks to pages. The outer boards are faded and clean, with strong gilt letters on the otherwise sun-faded spine. (Inventory #: 007457)