First edition, first printing. Publisher's original brown cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean and crisp throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good or better dustwrapper which has a minor crease and some fading to the spine and a little fading to the top edge of the front and rear panels. Not price-clipped.
A groundbreaking work on a neglected period of Spanish history by one of the leading historians of Spain and its empire, refuting the view of the late seventeenth century as a time of decay and presenting it instead as one of economic, cultural and scientific renewal. Scarce as a first edition.
Stock code: 19460