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The True History of the Conquest of Mexico by Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of the Conquerors.  Written in the Year 1568.  Translated from the Original Spanish by Maurice Keating Esq., Bernal Diaz del Castillo (circa 1492-1585).
1 Bernal Diaz del Castillo (circa 1492-1585). The True History of the Conquest of Mexico by Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of the Conquerors. Written in the Year 1568. Translated from the Original Spanish by Maurice Keating Esq.
London: Printed for J. Wright, by John Dean, 1800 First English Edition. Hardcover Collectible: Good Hardcover 
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Bernal Diaz del Castillo's first-hand account of the Aztec conquest of Hernan Cortes. 4to. 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. viii, 514 pp. Frontispiece map of Mexico City; edges of the map chipped and torn affecting only the margins, early ink notes on 2 pages of the Table of Contents, LACKS the errata. Early full tree calf, re-backed with brown leather, black leather spine label, label titled and ruled in silver; binding square and tight, leather flaking, corners showing, LACKS fly-leaf. Good. Diaz's account of the Mexican conquest along with that of Cortes are first-person accounts recording important aspects of Mesoamerican culture. In his later years, Diaz became an encomendero and governor in Guatemala where he wrote his memoirs called Historia verdadera de la conquest de la Nueva Espana (The True History of the Conquest of New Spain). The translator, Maurice Keating (circa 1761-1835) was an Irish landowner, soldier and politician. 
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A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands: Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and Civilization Among the Hawaiian People., Hiram Bingham (1789-1869).
2 Hiram Bingham (1789-1869). A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands: Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and Civilization Among the Hawaiian People.
Hartford; New York: Hezekiah Huntington; Sherman Converse, 1848 Second Edition. Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
SECOND EDITION. Thick 8vo. 9 1/2 x 61/4 inches. 616 pp. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of Bingham with tissue guard, Explanations of Hawaiian Orthography and Pronunciation, family trees of 3 Sandwich Island Chiefs, 6 wood engraved plates, figures, large folding map of the Hawaiian Islands at the rear; text unmarked, occasional foxing, offsetting at pages 408-409. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, spine titled in gilt, yellow end-papers; binding square and tight, cloth chipped at outer hinges, spine ends frayed, corners bumped and showing, cup ring on front cover. Very Good. Hiram Bingham was a New England missionary who lead the first group of American Protestant missionaries to introduce Christianity to the Hawaiian Islands. "The most important work on the history of the American Protestant mission in Hawaii during the years 1820-1841, and one of the key books of Hawaiian history." Forbes. REFERENCES: Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, No. 1679; Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 2nd ed., No. 127 (1st ed.); Sabin, Bibliotheca Americana, No. 5432. 
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