Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. Three volumes. Half titles. Original publisher's cloth, boards blind ruled, spines gilt. Corners and and spine extremities lightly worn, front hinges cracking but solid. Autograph letter, signed, tipped into front endpapers of volume one. Contemporary author's inscriptions half title of volume one, modern bookplates on front pastedowns. Light tanning, otherwise internally clean. Nearly very good. Item #WRCAM52844
Third American edition of Ticknor's classic scholarly work on Spanish literature, the standard in the field until well into the 20th century. This copy is inscribed by Ticknor to American writer and founder of the Maryland Historical Society, Brantz Mayer, author of MEXICO AS IT WAS, AND AS IT IS. It also contains a tipped-in letter from Ticknor to Mayer informing him that he is sending him the text in response to his inquiry about a Spanish author, Guzman de Alfarache.