Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Life of Hernan Cortes. Telesforo de Trueba Y. Cosio.
Life of Hernan Cortes
Life of Hernan Cortes
Life of Hernan Cortes
Life of Hernan Cortes

Life of Hernan Cortes

Edinburgh: Printed for Constable and Co.; and Hurst, Chance and Co., 1829. First edition. Hardcover. Sextodecimo. (2) 344pp. Original green calf with blind-stamped decorative ruling on covers, gilt lettering and ruling on spine; raised bands. Marbled edges and endpapers. Frontispiece engraving "Montezuma shows Cortes his Idols by D. O. Hill, engraved by J. West (2 1/2 x 3"), tipped in, with tissue guard. "The discovery and conquest of America form one of the most splendid episodes in the history of the world. The importance of so gigantic an event, and the wild excitement which it awoke, naturally made the conquerors and first historians of those vast regions array their descriptions in the glittering dress of romance, rather than in the sober garb of strict veracity." (Author). Cosio claims to have been extremely scrupulous with regards to facts. Binding lightly rubbed with small closed tear of joint at tail of spine. Previous owner's name inked to title page. Very good condition. Item #46318

Price: $150.00

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