30 April 2008
DIAZ DEL CASTILLO, Capt. Bernal (c.1492-1581?) The True History of the Conquest of Mexico. Translated from the Original Spanish, by Maurice Keatinge. London: J. Wright, 1800.
4° (260 x 200mm). Engraved frontispiece plan. (Frontispiece slightly stained.) Contemporary tree calf, flat spine ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering-piece, FFF stamp at foot, marbled endpapers (covers a little warped). Provenance: Francis Ferrand Foljambe (binding). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Sabin 19984.
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