Cortez the Conqueror. A Tragedy in Five Acts, [Founded on the Conquest of Mexico,] By Lewis F. Thomas
Thomas, Lewis F.

Washington, D.C.: B.W. Ferguson, 1857. F 73 pages; inscribed on the title page "To F...Jefferson Jr. with respects of his friend The Author"; with a page of notes at back as well as an Errata page, which in addition to the corrections, contains the author's acknowledgement of the help of Col. Albert Pike,"...the popular poet of Arkansas..." (most probably the later Confederate General of that name); by Lewis Foulk Thomas (1808-1868) more famously known for his book on illustrating the Valley of the Mississippi; here he has dedicated the book to General John A. Quitman of that state, in memory of his actions in the late Mexican wars; with a scholarly analysis of the conquest of Mexico in the prefatory remarks, revealing the author's sources for the drama; old bookseller's ticket on the front endpaper of W.H. Loudermilk & Co.; bound in the original decoratively gilt and blindstamped dark brown cloth; board tips, edges worn; spine covering gone, top board about detached; gilt decoration still fairly bright; with some foxing, mostly at the beginning and ending pages; overall, in good condition and a good candidate for a rebinding or for research purposes; especially nice for the authorial presentation. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 20512)


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