Lot 148 of 377:
Handsome set of Prescott's works  

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Prescott, William Hickling


Richard Bentley



13 volumes. Engraved frontispieces, facsimiles, etc. (8vo) 21.7x13.5 cm (8½x5½"), later three-quarter gilt-ruled green levant morocco & cloth, spines lettered in gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt; bound by Hatchards.

Handsome set of works of the eminent American historian, who overcame severe visual impairment to produce significant contributions to the history of late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish Empire in America.


  • History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, of Spain. 3 volumes. 1837-1838.
  • History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortés. 3 volumes. 1843.
  • History of the Conquest of Peru, with a Preminiary View of the Civilization of the Incas. 2 volumes. 1847.
  • History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain. 3 volumes. 1855-1859.
  • Biographical and Critical Miscellanies. 1845.
  • Ticknor, George. Life of Wiliam Hickling Prescott. London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge. 1864.

Plus: The Literary Memoranda of William Hickling Prescott. 2 volumes. Edited by C. Harvey Gardiner. Cloth, slipcase. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1961].

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A touch of fading to spines; near fine to fine.

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