London, South Kensington
16 February 2001
LUNA, Miguel de. The History of the Conquest of Spain by the Moors, London: F. Leach for S. H., 1687. 8° (A2-3 lower margins frayed, A5 with short tear, outer margins of A5-7 cropped, H2 with small tear with loss, occasional light spotting and browning), contemporary calf (worn), bookplate of John Brownrigg on front pastedown, another bookplate on verso of title. FIRST EDITION. Wing L348a. ESTC: "This work, which Southey was inclined to consider an authentic history of the Arabic conquest of Spain, to A.D.761, and as written in Arabic but two years later, is now shown by Conde, Gayangos and others to be a bold literary forgery of little value".
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