The Fifth Letter of Hernan Cortes to the Emperor Charles V, containing an Account of his Expedition to Honduras. Hernan. Gayangos Cortes, ed, Don Pascual de.

The Fifth Letter of Hernan Cortes to the Emperor Charles V, containing an Account of his Expedition to Honduras.

London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1868. 3, xvi, 156 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 40. A very good unopened (uncut) copy, spine somewhat darkened, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, two pages of bibliographic notes dated 1900 tipped in on rear endpaper. Sabin 16965. Spain & Spanish America II, 123. Cox II, 242. Item #33646

The letter is dated 1526. The Spanish text was first printed in the “Documentos Ineditos,” 1864, IV. 8--167, and this is the first English translation. The supplementary material consists of the 1868 annual report.

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