Conquest of Mexico
1892, in a fine leather binding
New and Revised Edition, with the author's latest corrections and editions. Hardback, bound in fine full leather with gilt decoration, five raised bands and contrasting leather title label to spine. Gilt margin to boards and gilt school crest to upper board. All edges marbled. 23 × 15cm, xxiv + 713pp.
Full title: History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes
William Prescott's sweeping account of Cortés's subjugation of the Aztec people and a compelling view of the clash of civilizations. This edition illustrated with maps.
This copy is in very good condition. There is some light surface abrasion to the leather boards but they remain in good order, and a few minor scuffs to the spine. The pages have spotted foxing to the margins and edges at front and back of the book but the main body of text is in very good condition. School prize label to front pastedown.