History of the Conquest of Peru 1859 William Prescott 2 vol. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Colonialism, Peru, Spanish Empire, Inca Civilization, Books with Maps).
History of the Conquest of Peru, with a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas, by William H. Prescott.
Published 1859, Boston by Phillips, Sampson, and Company.
2 volumes. 527, 547 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait in each volume protected by original tissue guard.
Period 1/2 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, marbled covers, edges, and end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, small chipping and wear to spine heads, lacking the spine title labels, set remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measures c. 9" H x 6" W.