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The royal commentaries of Peru, in two parts. The first part. Treating of the original of their incas or kings of their idolatry: of their laws and government both in peace and war: of the reigns and conquests of the Incas ... The scond [sic] part. Describing the manner by which that new world was conquered by the Spaniards. Also the civil wars between the Piçarrists and the Almagrians ... and other particulars contained in that history. Illustrated with sculptures / Written originally in Spanish, by the Inca Garcilasso de la Vega, and Rendered into English, by Sir Paul Rycaut, kt.

  • Vega, Garcilaso de la, 1539-1616.
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London : Printed by M. Flesher, for J. Tonson, 1688.

Physical description

6 unnumbered leaves, 1019 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : add. in red & black, engr. frontispiece (portrait), engr. plates ; (folio)


Title in red and black
Pt. 1 of the Spanish original was first printed at Lisbon in 1609, with colophon dated 1608; pt. 2 was first printed at Cordova in 1616
"... [Rycaut] had a very slight knowledge of the Spanish language and he did not scruple to make wild guesses at the meaning of sentences, and to omit whole chapters. Thus he only gives fourteen out of the twenty-six chapters in the first book, and sixteen out of the twenty-six in the second"-C. S. Markham's introd. to the First part of the Royal commentaries, 1869-71, v. 1, p. xvi

References note

Wing G217
ESTC R11046
Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), G217


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