Madrid: Bernardo de Villa-Diego, 1684.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Item #044178
Later tree calf, light wear at the edges, quite sound and attractive. Lacking the front blank and the frontispiece, title torn with significant loss at the edges and laid back down. generally mild but pervasive soiling and foxing, and a number of tears with loss and repairs to the fore edge of the pages: on page 301/2 with loss of a couple of words, 135/6, 287/8, 221/2 and 269/70 touching a few letters, 187/8 touching a few letters and additionally an unrepaired tear (with no loss) in the gutter, page 11/12 with a long unrepaired tear touching a few letters and the gloss, 5/6 touching a few letters and 543/4 with a tear on the bottom corner losing a word and a few letters; last two index pages with loss at edges, old notes to rear blank. Some other minor loss at the edges which may obscure some glosses, scattered stains, small tears, etc. Otherwise complete, -548- p (with pagination errors of 26-27 repeated, 382-3 repeated and 399-400 absent). A flawed, but essentially complete copy of the first edition, the only edition printed in Solís's lifetime.
Translated into French, Italian, English, Danish and German, the Historia was an enormously influential history of the Spanish conquest of Mexico as well as a much imitated piece of prose. Sabin 86446. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 044178.