THE CONQUEST OF NEW GRANADA Freile 1961 FOLIO SOCIETY
22 x 14.5 x 2 cm – 228 pages – condition shelf and edge rubbed otherwise sound reading copy.
First Edition –
London: The Folio Society. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1961. 1st Thus (Folio Society Edition). Hardcover. No Jacket. First Folio Society Edition. 8vo. Green buckram with contrasting title label, gilt with heavy gilt decoration to front based on a design executed for the Spanish royal family and bears their crest. Map on endpapers. Black and white frontispiece illustrated title page. Translated into English by William C Atkinson. Engravings by Harold Bennett. 228 pp. "I have set myself accordingly to give the best account I can of how this kingdom was won for Spain and of what has since befallen, from its settling by the first conquistadores down to this present hour of writing in the year of Our Lord 1636." . Reprint of a contemporary account of the Conquest of Columbia.
By Juan Rodriguez Freile – Translated into English by William C. Atkinson – Engravings by Harold Bennett – London – Folio Society – 1961 – Printed in Great Britain. Ornate gilt decorated green hardback book without dj or slip case. Shelf edge rubbed but otherwise good condition.
SKU AR.AM812 323