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The Incas: or, the Destruction of the Empire of Peru. In Two Volumes.
Printed for J. Nourse (and 3 others). 1777 [12], xxv, [1], 263, [1]p; [4], iv, 289, [1]p, half titles. 12mo. A fine clean copy. Full contemporary sprinkled calf, raised & gilt banded spines, red morocco labels, gilt vol. numbers. From the Library of Invercauld Castle, Braemar.ESTC T120072. First English 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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