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Les Incas: ou la Destruction de l'Empire de Perou. 2 vols.
Paris, chez Lacombe. 1777 [4], 364, [2]pp; xii, 321, [1]p, half titles, engraved frontispiece, 10 engraved plates by de Launay, Duclos, de Ghendt, Helman, Leveau, Née and Simonet, after designs by Jean Michel Moreau Le Jeune. 12mo. A very clean copy; sl. waterstain to blank upper margin of one plate, small tear without loss to leading edge of first titlepage. Full contemporary English sprinkled calf, raised & gilt banded spines, red morocco labels, gilt vol. numbers. From the Library of Invercauld Castle, Braemar. v.g.The First Edition of Marmontel's philosophical novel, one of a number of 18th century dramatic and fictional representations of the Aztec and Inca civilizations, inspired by translations of Spanish chronicles of the conquistadores. Written from the perspective of the Incas it adopted a strong anti-Spanish stance, and like Frederick and Great and Graun's earlier
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