Lot 101 of 312:
Seminal history of Peru 1688  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$450
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Title:
The Royal Commentaries of Peru, in Two Parts
Author:
Vega, Garcilaso de la
Place:
London
Publisher:
Printed by Miles Flesher for Richard Tonson
Date:
1688
Description:

Two parts in one volume, paginated continuously. [8], 1019, [9] pp. With 3 (of 11) engraved plates. (Folio) 32.2x18.5 cm (12½x7¼"), period calf, rebacked with modern calf, morocco spine labels. First Edition in English.

First edition in English of this important source document on the destruction of the Inca empire. Garcilaso de la Vega (1539–1616) was a chronicler and writer born in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. The natural son of a Spanish conquistador and an Inca noblewoman, he is recognized primarily for this chronicles of Inca history, culture, and society.. His work was influential, well-received, and particularly notable as the first literature by an author born in the Americas to enter the western canon.

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Condition:
The original calf worn, expertly and attractively rebacked with new endpapers; lacking 8 plates including the frontispiece; some soiling and aging within; very good, sold as is.
 
Item number:
304204
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