Barcelona: Ioseph Llopis, 1691.
Second Edition. Limp Vellum. Small folio (in 8s). 584pp. on 292ff. ($1-$10 in 10, A1-H1, [H2, i.e. p.115/116, is a cancel], H3-V4, [V5, i.e., 313/314 is a cancel], V6-LL8 in 8s, MM1-MM10 in 10; [xx (half-title, title-p., dedication, approbation, table of contents, note to the reader)], 1-44, 29, 46-109, 108, 111-167, 186, 169-331, 290, 333-384, 383-398,401-491, 489, 494- -548, [16 (index)]). Collates complete. 2nd edition of this important narrative history of the conquest of 'New Spain' (following the first, printed in Madrid in 1684). In contemporary limp vellum on exposed cords. Printed throughout in both roman and italic, the main text in double columns with italic shoulder commentary, title-page with an engraved border, border and text printed in black and red; engraved illustrations on the title-p., frontis, E5 (p. 73), and the verso of CC1 (p. 401). With contemporary (17th- and 18th-c.) ownership inscriptions on the title-p. and terminal blanks, vellum with the usual discoloration and wear but sound and leather ties intact (note: the cords and interior text block are visible once the cover is opened). A "V" sized chip out at the lower fore-corner, a few pages with damp-staining at the upper edge, moderate foxing throughout, but the printing crisp, with a good sharp bite, a very nice copy. BMC (British Museum Catalogue) 23:938.697. Good. Item #15631
Ownership inscriptions: Convento de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Zaragoza) -- convent founded in 1290, in Zaragoza (Aragon, Spain) Juan Angel de Arellano (Ciudad Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain).