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The conquest of Mexico

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Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English


  • Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547.,
  • Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540.

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Maps on lining papers.

Statementby W.H. Prescott, illustrated by Keith Henderson, with an introduction by T.A. Joyce
ContributionsHenderson, Keith, 1883-1982
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24155359M

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