Good with no dust jacket; Boards have some soilings and rubbing. Spine lettering rubbed. About 1/4 pages have pencil check marks over words. Previous owner name penciled. No DJ. No map. 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Very good. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA, 1934. 1st Edition, Later Printing, VG, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 114pgs. Spine cloth top page ends darkened, 1/8" x 1/4" front endpaper chip at hinges, o.w. clean, tight & bright. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Text in Fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
This book is a poem based on the account of Bernal Diaz Del Castillo--a Spanish soldier who accompanied Cortez during his conquest of Mexico. This is a very dramatic poem that follows this soldier's account of the adventure. However, unless the reader is knowledgeable about the conquest of Mexico and the sequence of events that took place during this conquest--this poem will seem quite empty and meaningless. It is imperative that an historical account of the conquest be studied carefully before reading this very dramatic poetic rendering of Bernal Diaz' account. Penguin books offers the Diaz account of the Cortez expedition. Read this first!
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