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The History of the discovery and conquest of the canary islands: translated from a spanish manuscript lately found in the Island of Palma with an Enquiry Into the Origin of the Ancient Inhabitants. To which is added, A Description of the Canary Islands, including The Modern History of the Inhabitants, And an Account of their Manners, Customs, Trade, &c.
London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1764. [8], viii, 368pp. With three engraved plates of maps and plans, one folding. Contemporary tree calf, recently rebacked in tooled calf, lettered in gilt. Rubbed with some surface loss. Marbled endpapers, front fly leaf detached, occasional spots of light foxing and dust-soiling. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small private ink-stamps to verso of title and p.51. A commendable translation by Captain George Glas (1725-1765) of Historia de la conquista de las siete islas de Gran Canaria, itself a revised issue, done in 1632 by an unknown author under the pseudonym of Juan de Abrieu de Galindo, of an unfinished work by Spanish historian and antiquarian Gonzalo Argote de Molina (1548-1596). ESTC T36478.. First edition. Quarto.
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