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This is an auction for HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF PHILIP THE SECOND, KING OF SPAIN, by William H Prescott.

Volumes one and Two, published in a single volume.

From Wikipedia:

" Philip II was King of Spain (1556-1598), King of Portugal, King of Naples and Sicily (both from 1554), and during his marriage to Queen Mary I (1554–58), was King of England and Ireland... In 1588, the English defeated Philip's Spanish Armada, thwarting his planned invasion of the country to reinstate Catholicism..."

"William Hickling Prescott (1796–1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment, which at times prevented him from reading or writing for himself, Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory. After an extensive period of study, during which he sporadically contributed to academic journals, Prescott specialized in late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish Empire. His works on the subject, The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic (1837), The History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843), A History of the Conquest of Peru (1847) and the unfinished History of the Reign of Phillip II (1856–1858) have become classic works in the field, and have had a great impact on the study of both Spain and Mesoamerica. During his lifetime, he was upheld as one of the greatest living American intellectuals."

Hardback. Undated, but about 1860.

500 pages.

Good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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