New York. 1866. xxviii,324pp. plus portrait, plate, and map. Half title. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, t.e.g. Corners slightly bumped, boards worn at edges and spine ends. Bookplate on rear pastedown. Very clean internally. Very good. Item #WRCAM48339
The handsome first edition of this translation, issued by the Bradford Club as number five in the "Bradford Club Series." The Buckingham Smith edition of this famous narrative, a basic source for the De Soto expedition. This is designated "Club Copy No. 50," from an edition limited to 125 copies, and bears a contemporary inscription from prominent New York book collector William Menzies to James Lawson on the half title. SERVIES 4959.