Hardcover, 8vo., green gilt decorated cloth boards in brown slip-case with some sun-fading, map endpages, colour frontis, maps, black & white plates, 352pp. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Conquest of New Spain
Publisher: London, Folio Society, 1974.
Book Description Folio Society, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bernal Diaz; Trans: J. M. Cohen (illustrator). 1st Edition. First Folio Society edition. A nice copy with no marks or inscriptions, in a slipcase which has a few handling marks/ slightly uneven fading Large and heavy item - NOTE FOR OVERSEAS BUYERS: HEAVY BOOK TO SHIP FROM THE UK WHICH WILL REQUIRE AN INCREASED POSTAGE FEE IN ADDITION TO THE STANDARD RATE SHOWN, PLEASE EMAIL FOR PRICE-DETAILS IF RELEVANT. Bookseller Inventory # 003630
Book Description Penguin., 1965. Book Condition: Very Good. Softback. Book- VG. 7x4.5. 413pp. 4 maps. Bookseller Inventory # 1570546
Book Description Folio Society, London, 1974. Fine Binding. Book Condition: Fine. First Thus. This copy is bound in green cloth covered boards richly decorated and titled to th spine and the upper board after a Spanish binding c1630. There is a silk headband and illustrated endpapers. The text block is unmarked, bright, white, tight and square and appears unread. The book is encased in a robust red paper covered slip case which is fine condition. Bernal Díaz del Castillo (1492 to 1496, birth date is uncertain - 1584 was a Spanish conquistador, who did not hold a leadership position in the conquest of Mexico, but participated as a soldier of fortune with Hernán Cortés. As an experienced soldier of fortune, he had already participated in expeditions to Tierra Firme, Cuba, and to Yucatán before joining Cortés. In his later years he was an encomendero and governor in Guatemala where he wrote his memoirs called "The True History of the Conquest of New Spain". He began his account of the conquest almost thirty years after the events and later revised and expanded it in response to the biography published by Cortes's chaplain Francisco López de Gómara, which he considered to be largely inaccurate in that it did not give due recognition to the efforts and sacrifices of others in the Spanish expedition. Ref S5 Size: 352pp. Bookseller Inventory # 015226