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    William Robertson, D. D. - "The History of America, Volumes One and Two" (London, 1777) Two volumes. Volume One has a 17 page preface, seven maps, and 488 text pages; Volume Two has four maps, 535 pages, and a 20 page index, plus a folding plate, 9" x 11", contemporary calf binding, leather labels. Hinges cracked on both volumes. Significant wear and rubbing to spines; otherwise internally very clean. Overall a good set. An important history of America during its day, here in the first edition. Divided into eight books, containing the history of the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru. A list of about 224 Spanish books and manuscripts, consulted in the preparation of the work, is given at the end of the second volume. The most highly regarded secondary source of the time.

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