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Life of William Hickling Prescott

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ISBN-13: 978-1417967209
ISBN-10: 141796720X
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  • Paperback: 476 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 23, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141796720X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1417967209
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,574,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I own a copy of the original edition of Ticknor's "Life of William Hickling Prescott". The original edition contained pen and ink illustrations at the head of each chapter. Furthermore, the original edition that I own was typeset using the "long s" and the "short s" so that it takes some conditioning of the mind to read what appears to be "From thefe, and fimilar maffes of manufcript, were felected .." as "From these, and similar masses of manuscript, were selected ..". This reprint edition is definitely a fascimile of a later version for which the type for the entire book had been reset. Apparently this latter version omitted the illustrations that definitely add character to the original 1864 printing.
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