London: John W. Parker and Sons, 1855-1861. First edition. Hardcover. Four volumes, complete; octavo; pp. I; xv, (i), 528; II; vii, (i), 526; III; viii, 584; IV; viii, 510 with index; Illustrated throughout by double page, full page and in text maps; green cloth, gilt; Very good with only light wear. Very Good. Item #12423
"The whole of this noble work is devoted to a history of the relations of the Indians of America to its Spanish invaders; and the effect of their occupation, and conquest upon the population, religion, and manners of the aborigines. The various narratives and histories, which describe the awful destruction of many Indian nations by the Spaniards, are criticized with true philosophical acumen, and the veracity and capability of their authors fairly examined. It treats the whole story of the Indians and their conquerors, during the sixty years which immediately succeeded the discovery, in that continuous narrative style, by which our curiosity is aroused, and our interest perpetuated, without losing the dignity of veracious history." Field, Indian Bibliography. Sabin 31280n. Spain & Spanish America I, 323. Larned 3915.