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AUCTION 24

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[HISTORIES]. Halls of the Montezumas: or, Mexico, in Ancient and Modern Times: Containing a Concise History of the Ancient and Modern Races, Antiquities: And Especially its Splendid Palaces and Halls of State: Also its Geography, Government, Institutions, Mines, Minerals, and Churches: Together with the Conquest by Cortez and a Sketch of the Late War with the United States: Including the Treaty of Peace. Illustrated with Twenty Beautiful Engravings. New York: J.C. Burdick, 162 Nassau-St., 1848. [1-13] 14-136 pp., text illustrations. 8vo (25 x 15.5 cm), original beige pictorial wrappers. Marginal chipping and wear to fragile wrappers, spine perished. Scattered light foxing and browning. Overall very good.

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 9. The wrapper lists the imprint as New York: Hutchinson & Philadelphia: Peterson, 1848.

This is a general history of Mexico, including a short essay on the Virgin of Guadalupe (p. 136). The war is covered on pp. 40-61 and pp. 111-112, including the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The overall picture of the country is not necessarily flattering.

($200.00-$400.00)

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