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The Resource Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva-España, escrita por el capitan Bernal Diaz del Castillo, vno de sus conquistadores ; sacada a luz por el P.M. Fr. Alonso Remon, predicador y coronista general del Orden de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Redempcion de Cautivos ; a la Catholica Magestad del mayor monarca don Felipe Quarto, rey de las Españas y Nuevo Mundo, N. Señor

Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva-España, escrita por el capitan Bernal Diaz del Castillo, vno de sus conquistadores ; sacada a luz por el P.M. Fr. Alonso Remon, predicador y coronista general del Orden de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Redempcion de Cautivos ; a la Catholica Magestad del mayor monarca don Felipe Quarto, rey de las Españas y Nuevo Mundo, N. Señor

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Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva-España
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Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva-España
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escrita por el capitan Bernal Diaz del Castillo, vno de sus conquistadores ; sacada a luz por el P.M. Fr. Alonso Remon, predicador y coronista general del Orden de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Redempcion de Cautivos ; a la Catholica Magestad del mayor monarca don Felipe Quarto, rey de las Españas y Nuevo Mundo, N. Señor
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Summary
The Historia verdadero de la conquista de la la Nueva España was written between 1552 and 1557 in opposition to the previously published narrative of the conquest by López de Gómara, chaplain of the Cortés expedition.
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Citation location within source
  • 72354
  • 19978
  • 4118
Citation source
  • Palau y Dulcet, A. Manual del librero hispano-americano (2. ed.)
  • Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time
  • Thomas Jefferson Library Collection (Library of Congress). Catalogue of the library of Thomas Jefferson
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1230
LC item number
.D529
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Diaz del Castillo's account constitutes perhaps the principal authority for the history of the conquest. Bernal Diaz remained in Mexico until 1541, then relocated to the colony in Guatemala, where he spent the remainder of his life
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Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva-España, escrita por el capitan Bernal Diaz del Castillo, vno de sus conquistadores ; sacada a luz por el P.M. Fr. Alonso Remon, predicador y coronista general del Orden de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Redempcion de Cautivos ; a la Catholica Magestad del mayor monarca don Felipe Quarto, rey de las Españas y Nuevo Mundo, N. Señor
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  • Letterpress title-page, and without the chapter numbered "CCXXII." According to C.R. Jeffers, "La Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España, de Bernal Díaz del Castillo: un estudio bibliográfico de las dos primeras ediciones" (available online), of the two "first" editions dated 1632, the one with the letterpress title page and lacking the extra chapter "CCXXII" [i.e. CCXII]) is a later, counterfeit edition; the one with engraved title page and the additional chapter is the true first edition
  • Signatures: [par.]6 A-Z8 Aa-Hh8 Ii6 *́6
  • Woodcuts: large tail-piece on recto of last leaf, featuring the "IHS" monogram of the name of Jesus Christ
  • Text printed in roman type in double columns; marginal notes and chapter headings in italic type
Dimensions
30 cm (folio)
Extent
[6], 254, [6] leaves
Lccn
06005626
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: 19th-century red morocco binding, signed on upper turn-in "Bound by W. Pratt for H. Stevens, 1871;" London bookseller and binder, William Pratt (active 1808-1871) worked with Henry Stevens, American bookseller, bibliographer, and publisher who moved to London in 1845 and as an expert on early voyages and travels to America, became the British Museum's agent for procuring books from the Americas (see correspondence between Pratt and Stevens in the Henry Stevens papers in Library Special Collections (Collection 801); both covers paneled in ruled and decorative gilt borders; gilt pomegranate corner-pieces; elaborate gilt spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Bernal Diaz. Historia verdadera. Madrid 1632;" red, blue, and brown marbled endpapers; gilt floral dentalles; all edges gilt. Book label on front pastedown of lawyer and book collector Samuel Latham Mitchill Barlow of Glen Cove, New York, with his lion crest, without shelf-mark; below is bookplate of the University of California Southern Branch, identifying gift made in 1931 [?] in honor of John Fiske by a group of seven donors, including Seeley W. Mudd, George I. Cochran, Meyer Elsasser, Dr. John R. Haynes, William L. Honnold, James R. Martin, and Mrs. Joseph F. Sartori; Fiske's stamp in left margin of leaf [2] of first sequence, dated 1926.
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  • (OCoLC)07842477
  • ucoclc7842477
Label
Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva-España, escrita por el capitan Bernal Diaz del Castillo, vno de sus conquistadores ; sacada a luz por el P.M. Fr. Alonso Remon, predicador y coronista general del Orden de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Redempcion de Cautivos ; a la Catholica Magestad del mayor monarca don Felipe Quarto, rey de las Españas y Nuevo Mundo, N. Señor
Publication
Note
  • Letterpress title-page, and without the chapter numbered "CCXXII." According to C.R. Jeffers, "La Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España, de Bernal Díaz del Castillo: un estudio bibliográfico de las dos primeras ediciones" (available online), of the two "first" editions dated 1632, the one with the letterpress title page and lacking the extra chapter "CCXXII" [i.e. CCXII]) is a later, counterfeit edition; the one with engraved title page and the additional chapter is the true first edition
  • Signatures: [par.]6 A-Z8 Aa-Hh8 Ii6 *́6
  • Woodcuts: large tail-piece on recto of last leaf, featuring the "IHS" monogram of the name of Jesus Christ
  • Text printed in roman type in double columns; marginal notes and chapter headings in italic type
Dimensions
30 cm (folio)
Extent
[6], 254, [6] leaves
Lccn
06005626
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: 19th-century red morocco binding, signed on upper turn-in "Bound by W. Pratt for H. Stevens, 1871;" London bookseller and binder, William Pratt (active 1808-1871) worked with Henry Stevens, American bookseller, bibliographer, and publisher who moved to London in 1845 and as an expert on early voyages and travels to America, became the British Museum's agent for procuring books from the Americas (see correspondence between Pratt and Stevens in the Henry Stevens papers in Library Special Collections (Collection 801); both covers paneled in ruled and decorative gilt borders; gilt pomegranate corner-pieces; elaborate gilt spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Bernal Diaz. Historia verdadera. Madrid 1632;" red, blue, and brown marbled endpapers; gilt floral dentalles; all edges gilt. Book label on front pastedown of lawyer and book collector Samuel Latham Mitchill Barlow of Glen Cove, New York, with his lion crest, without shelf-mark; below is bookplate of the University of California Southern Branch, identifying gift made in 1931 [?] in honor of John Fiske by a group of seven donors, including Seeley W. Mudd, George I. Cochran, Meyer Elsasser, Dr. John R. Haynes, William L. Honnold, James R. Martin, and Mrs. Joseph F. Sartori; Fiske's stamp in left margin of leaf [2] of first sequence, dated 1926.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)07842477
  • ucoclc7842477

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