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History of pre-Columbian Mexico 1829  

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Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva España, que en doce libros y dos volumenes

Sahagun, Bernardino de


Imprenta del Ciudadano Alejandro Valdés



Volumes I & II (of 3). [6], xx, 277, xxxi, 279-350, [7]; [6], 397, xlvi, [9] pp. Folding engraved plate of a calendar in Vol. I. (8vo) 20.6x14 cm (8¼x5½"), modern half calf & marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt. First Edition.

First edition of this important 16th-century manuscript based on first-hand accounts of pre-Columbian Mexico. "The most authentic history of events transpiring in the New World, before its discovery by Columbus" - Field, page 344. The third volume, not present here, was published in 1830.

Lot Amendments

Occasional marginalia or ink markings in the text, small burnhole in fore-margin of about 10 leaves in Vol. I; inkstamp of Libreria de Rafael Cañero, dated 1902, to final (blank) page of Vol. I; very good.

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