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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 327

    PRESCOTT, William Hickling (1795-1859). History of the Conquest of Mexico. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. 3 volumes, 8o. Half-titles. Engraved frontispiece plates, engraved folded maps in vols. 1 and 2, engraved facsimile of the signature of Cortés in vol. 3. (Some occasional spotting.) Original blind-stamped cloth, spines gilt (some minor rubbing, corners lightly bumped). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, second printing. BAL 16339; Sabin 65262. -- History of the Conquest of Peru. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1847. 2 volumes, 8o. Half-titles. Engraved frontispiece plates, engraved map in vol. 1, engraved facsimile of the signatures of Francisco Pizarro in vol. 2. Original blind-stamped cloth, spines gilt (some minor darkening, minor wear at edges and corners). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. BAL 16346; Sabin 65272. -- History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain. Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1855. 2 volumes, 8o. Engraved frontispiece plates, one engraved plate and engraved 2-page facsimile manuscript in vol. 1, one engraved plate and engraved map in vol. 2. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. A third volume, not present in this set, was published in 1858. BAL 16354; Sabin 65289. (7)

    Price Realised  

    PRESCOTT, William Hickling (1795-1859). History of the Conquest of Mexico. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. 3 volumes, 8o. Half-titles. Engraved frontispiece plates, engraved folded maps in vols. 1 and 2, engraved facsimile of the signature of Cortés in vol. 3. (Some occasional spotting.) Original blind-stamped cloth, spines gilt (some minor rubbing, corners lightly bumped). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, second printing. BAL 16339; Sabin 65262. -- History of the Conquest of Peru. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1847. 2 volumes, 8o. Half-titles. Engraved frontispiece plates, engraved map in vol. 1, engraved facsimile of the signatures of Francisco Pizarro in vol. 2. Original blind-stamped cloth, spines gilt (some minor darkening, minor wear at edges and corners). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. BAL 16346; Sabin 65272. -- History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain. Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1855. 2 volumes, 8o. Engraved frontispiece plates, one engraved plate and engraved 2-page facsimile manuscript in vol. 1, one engraved plate and engraved map in vol. 2. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. A third volume, not present in this set, was published in 1858. BAL 16354; Sabin 65289. (7)


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