DescriptionJean-Francois Marmontel. Les Incas; ou, La Destruction de l'Empire du Perou. Paris: Chez Lacombe, 1778. 12mo. 2 vols. a6,A-N12,O6; ¹2,A-P12,Q4. xii,321; ,364,p. Contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt, titles on red and green labels, rubbed, edges marbled; endpapers marbled, owner's stamps "John H. Lick". Nice copies. Frontis & 10 full-page engravings by Moreau by various artists. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
More Information: Marmontel (1723-99) "a man of wide but secondary literary talent, a friend and disciple of Voltaire." [OCFL] He wrote several historical romances, including this one of the conquest of Peru, in which Las Casas figures as a defender of the Indians. It was very popular and went through numerous editions. Cioranescu (18th) 43166.Cohen-de-Ricci 690 (1777 ed.). Sabin 44652. Palau 15249.
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