Item #105 History of the Conquest of Peru Vol. II; With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas. William H. Prescott.

History of the Conquest of Peru Vol. II; With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas

Philadelphia: David McKay. Hardcover_cloth. 5.5"x7.75"; 458 indexed pages; maroon boards & spine w/ gilt letters & emboss on spine; painted yellow top edge. Tears to crown of spine, sm. tear to heel. Rub along bottom edge. Blemish on front cover. PO book plate inside front cover. Beautiful frontispiece in B&W of pedro De La Casca, Viceroy of Peru. Spine straight, binding tight, pages slight tone, not x-library, unmarked. Collectible - VeryGood. Item #105

One of two volumes, Vol. II.; @ 1892.
William Hickling Prescott
U.S. historian. Born to a prosperous family, Prescott graduated from Harvard University in 1814 but was prevented by poor health and eyesight from a career in law or business. His friends, including Washington Irving, led him to his life's work: recounting the history of 16th-century Spain and its colonies. He is best known for his History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843) and History of the Conquest of Peru (1847), for which he made rigorous use of original sources, and which earned him a reputation as the first scientific U.S. historian.

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