The Incas of Pedro de Cieza de León


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Author: de Cieza de León, Pedro (1520-1554)

Editor: Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang (1908-1985)

Translator: de Onis, Harriet (1899-1969)

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Pub Date: 1959 (First edition)

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Book: Fair.  Binding tight.  No tears.  Previous owner’s signature in ink on ffep.  Corner and edge wear to boards.  Lower front corner bumped.  Ffep has what appears to be a watermark at top edge, extending approx. 2″ from top edge.  Top of text block darkened (sun?).  Dust Jacket: Fair.  Edge and corner wear.  Wrinkling to front top edge (water?  inconclusive).  In mylar.

Notes: Civilization of the American Indian Number 53.   Cieza arrived in Peru at the age of 13, and for the next 17 years wrote “the story of a people out of the reaches of time dwelling in the mountain fastness of the Andes and living a strange way of life which Cieza detailed in custom and history, describing their strange folkways and their destruction, which he chronicles even as they were being decimated and destroyed.”  (From the Editor’s Preface)


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