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de la Vega Garcillaso
THE ROYAL COMMENTARIES OF PERU
Printed by Miles Flesher, for Samuel Heyrick, London, 1688. Frontis portrait of the translator, Sir Paul Rycault, and ten engraved plates (See Sabin 98760). Three plates damaged, apparently a misguided attempt at censorship. . 4to. First edition in English. Full leather, large 4to. Five raised hubs. Contrasting spine title in dark red, with bright gilt lettering. Written originally in Spanish by the Inca Garcilasso de la Vega and rendered into English by Sir Paul Rycaut. Title page in red and black. Engraved portrait frontis. 23], 1019, pages,The son of a Spanish conquistador and an Inca noblewoman born in the early years of the conquest, De la Vega's histories about Inca history, culture, and society were influential, well-received, and notable. The two parts were first published in 1609 and 1617. In 1758 when the uprising against colonial oppression gained momentum, Charles III of Spain banned the Comentarios from being published in Quechua language in Lima or distributed there due to its dangerous content. The book was not printed again in the Americas until 1918. Apart from three damaged plates, beautiful copy! THE FIRST PART: Treating of the Original of their Incas or Kings: Of their Idolatry : Of their Laws and Government both in Peace and War : Of the Reigns and Conquests of the Incas : With many other Particulars relating to their Empire and Policies before such time as the Spaniards invaded their Countries. THE SECOND PART: Describing the manner by which that new World was conquered by the Spaniards. Also the Civil Wars between the Picarrists and the Almagrians, oc … [Click Below for Full Description]
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