Lot 180 of 613:
History of Peru by El Inca, 1723  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$390
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Primera Parte de los Commentarios Reales que Tratan de el Origen de los Incas, Reies, que fueron del Peru, de su idolatria, leies, y govierno, en pas, y en guerra...

Author:
Garcilaso de la Vega

Place:
Madrid

Publisher:
En la Oficina Real, y a Costa de Nicolas Rodriguez Franco

Date:
1723

Description:

[32], 351, [33]. Title page printed in red & black; text in 2 columns. (folio) 29x19.5 cm (11½x7½"), modern half red morocco & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. 

The major work of the author, known as El Inca, the illegitimate son of Spanish aristocrat and royal Inca woman, born in 1539. After living the first two decades in Peru, he traveled to Spain at age 21 following his father's death, and remained there the rest of his life, writing these chronicles of Inca history, culture, and society. He portrays the Inca as benevolent rulers who governed a country where everybody was well-fed and happy before the Spanish came. His work was widely read in Europe, influential and well received. It was the first literature by an author born in the Americas to enter the western canon.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some internal, mostly light, staining; very good.


 
Item number:
283330
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