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Description:Acceptable. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows...Acceptable. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
Description:Very/Cardboard Slip Case-Good. 8vo Heavy book. Due to the...Very/Cardboard Slip Case-Good. 8vo Heavy book. Due to the weight we are unable to post outside the UK. No extra postage within the UK. Cardboard slip in good condition. Very slight wear to slip opening and along edges where small closed tears appear. Green cloth with gold detail to spine and front. Titles to spine also in gold. No ownership markings. Numerous black and white illustrated plates. Colour illustrated plate to frontispiece. 351 pages clean and tightly bound.
Description:Very good. The famous account, fifty years after the event, of...Very good. The famous account, fifty years after the event, of Hernan Cortes\' defeat of the Aztecs in Mexico written by Bernal Diaz who was a member of the expedition. In it he describes the march from the coast, Montezuma\'s death, the massacre of the Spaniards and the eventual capture of the capital of Mexico 416 pages.
Description:Very Good. 4.25" x 7" pp. 414. p/b 414 pages, condition is very...Very Good. 4.25" x 7" pp. 414. p/b 414 pages, condition is very good, minor edge wear. Slight tanning to the edges of the pages. Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers. Bernal Diaz del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detailed description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement at the city, the exploitation of the natives for gold and other treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, their regrouping and eventual capture of the Aztec capital.
Description:Fair. 0140441239 Please read before purchase: This book has...Fair. 0140441239 Please read before purchase: This book has extreme wear and is not pretty; still usable. Meets the acceptable condition guidelines. Has wear. Five star seller-Ships Quickly-Buy with confidence!
Description:Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Stated second printing,...Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Stated second printing, 1975. Spanish conquistador Bernal Díaz del Castillo participated in the conquest of Mexico under Hernán Cortés, and later wrote this memoir of his experiences. This fancy reprint copy has been translated and introduced by J. M. Cohen. Includes numerous black & white illustrations, reproduced from the Codex Florentino. With maps of Mexico at endpapers. ---Elegantly bound in green buckram with elaborate gilt decorations and titling on cover and spine. Publisher's rust topstainVolume housed in rust paper-covered slipcase. ---Previous owner's bookplate affixed to verso of front free endpaper; lacks additional apparent damages. With minor chafing & small tears to otherwise structurally sound slipcase. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase. ); Small 4to 9"-11" tall; 351 pages.
This translation of a firsthand account is brief, factual, and to the point. Bernal Diaz was a participant and an excellent chronicler; the one referred to frequently by subsequent authors for authority on the subject of the conquest. Despite composing this account of events many years after the fact ...
This is very interesting book to read. I read it for a school project while in high school and read it several times there after. Its a book that keeps the reader interested at all times and very well written. It takes your mind and narrates in such a way that makes you feel you were part of that ...
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