1800 True History of the Conquest of Mexico

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The author of this work was a Spanish soldier under the command of Hernan Cortez who witnessed first hand Spanish campaigns against the Aztec empire. In this fascinating book Cortez describes the many battles as well as some more startling aspects of Aztec culture to the Spanish conquistadors such as their use of human sacrifice and religious customs.
True History of the Conquest of Mexico
Written originally in the year 1568, this is the first english edition, and was published in London in the year 1800.
By Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Translated from the original Spanish text by Maurice Keatinge Esq.
Bound hardback in leather with raised bands on spine and includes the stunning map engraving frontis piece opposite the title page. Shelfwear to boards but holding well, a few scattered marginalia in fountain pen but does not effect readability of text. Some pages show margin repair. A beautiful copy of this rare first hand account as seen through the eyes of a common soldier.

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