Two Volumes in an Antique History Set, Prescott's Works, Conquest of Peru, Conquest of Mexico, 1873, Orange Marble covers

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Two Volumes in an Antique History Set, Prescott's Works, Conquest of Peru, Conquest of Mexico, 1873, Orange Marble covers
J. B. Lippincott Company: Philadelphia, edited by John Foster Kirk

History of Peru, Volume 1, 1874
Conquest of Mexico, Volume 1, 1873

Two great antique books that were part of a larger set. Orange marble covers. From 1800's. No writing. I think leather cover. See pictures for conditions.

Beautiful and collectable.

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William Hickling Prescott (May 4 1796 January 29 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, considered to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of nineteenth century America.

Prescott specialised in late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish Empire. His works on the subject, The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic (1837), The History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843), A History of the Conquest of Peru (1847) and the unfinished History of the Reign of Phillip II (18561858) have become classic works in the field, and have had a huge impact on the study of both Spain and Mesoamerica.

WILLIAM PRESCOTT William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 29, 1859) was an American historian, known for his books The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic and The History of the Conquest of Mexico. After ten years of study, he published in 1837 his History of Ferdinand and Isabella, which at once gained for him a high place among historians. It was followed in 1843 by the History of the Conquest of Mexico, and in 1847 by the Conquest of Peru. His last work was the History of Philip II, of which the third volume appeared in 1858, and which was left unfinished. In that year he had an apoplectic shock, and another in 1859 was the cause of his death. In all his works he displayed great research, impartiality, and an admirable narrative power. The great disadvantage at which, owing to his very imperfect vision, he worked, makes the first of these qualities specially remarkable, for his authorities in a foreign tongue were read to him, while he had to write on a frame for the blind. Prescott was a man of amiable and benevolent character, and enjoyed the friendship of many of the most distinguished men in Europe as well as in America . Much of Prescott 's work was based on his researches with unpublished documents in archives in Spain . W. H. Prescott died of a stroke in Boston , Massachusetts . In Arizona , the town of Prescott was named after him for his book The Conquest of Mexico. In 1966 the Colegio Anglo Americano Prescott (school)[1] was founded in Arequipa , Peru in Prescott 's honor.

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